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Obama’s Rules of Engagement Are Killing Americans

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

The Narrative

This week U.S. Special Operations Forces were evacuated from Marjah in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan after spending the night in a compound surrounded by Taliban forces. The previous day more than a dozen Special Operations Force soldiers were in an ongoing battle with the Taliban, resulting in the death of one American soldier and the wounding of two others. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND OBAMA

Two HH-60 “medevac” helicopters attempted to land and extract the killed and wounded. One of the helicopter’s rotor blades hit the wall of the compound and was damaged. The second was waved off from landing due to heavy ground fire.  During the firefight an AC-130 gunship was called in for air support. A team of quick responders remain in the area guarding the damaged helicopter.

In recent weeks the Taliban have surged within the Helmand Province to retake the region. U.S. and Afghan troops were in the area to counter Taliban’s plans.

Harsh Criticism

In a Washington Post interview, former Navy SEAL, now Rep. Ryan Zinke (R), Montana accused the Obama administration of deliberately refusing tRULES OF ENGAGEMENT 2o provide close air support in a timely manner to assist the American Special forces in ground combat against the attacking Taliban fighters. He believes that air support and rescue efforts were delayed in the Helmand Province case due to Rules of Engagement concerns about collateral damage.

Upon contacting the troops, Rep. Zinke was told that ground and air support were delayed by hours because of concerns of collateral damage. The AC-130 Gunship that was dispatched was not allowed to fire on the enemy, but ordered to direct into a field instead. The purpose was to prevent killing any additional enemy combatants. If someone in the chain of command is more RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 3concerned about criticism from the liberal media than the safety of his own troops, he needs to find another way of making a living.

The Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon were quick to deny the charges made by Congressman Zinke. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, who never served, insisted “We don’t have any indication there was any delay here” or “that there was any delay whatsoever.”  He later said “every effort was made by the commanders to try to address this situation.” So who to believe: a lifelong spin doctor or the men who were engaged in the fight of their lives. Rep. Zinke is calling for a congressional hearing.

The congressman summed up Obama’s current rules of engagement, stating they RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 1are so restrictive “that when a unit is pinned down, available assets are not given the latitude to respond in a timely manner and it appears in this case that it cost lives.” Army Staff Sgt. Matthew McClintock, 30, of Washington State, was killed when his team was attacked by the Taliban terrorists.

“A Christian Civic Leader’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis”

by TN Senator Mark Green, M.D. , Guest Writer

Center for Self Governance

Sen. Mark Green is a Tennessee State Senator representing the 22nd District and the president/CEO of Align MD. Dr. Green served as an army special operations flight surgeon assigned to the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment and was involved in the mission to capture Saddam Hussein. Dr. Green monitored and interviewed Saddam for 6 hours on the night of his capture, which led to his book “My Night With Saddam.” Dr. Green is a graduate of West Point.

Tennessee State Senator Green

As it became clear one of the Paris terror attackers traveled to France as a Syrian refugee, I rushed to social media, made calls and even wrote letters to oppose Syrian refugees coming to Tennessee. In the wake of this protective stance made by many, I received a Facebook post from an old friend who was a missionary in the organization my wife and I served as associate missionary staff years ago. It was essentially a rebuke for my stand to keep the refugees out of Tennessee. He quoted selected scripture and suggested I had somehow lost my way. I never second-guessed my decision as I returned to my Bible to answer the question: “How should a Christian resolve the dilemma of giving Christ-like charity while protecting our citizens from attack?”

In the Bible’s Book of Romans – a compilation on the basics of the Christian life, Paul is writing to the members of the Church at Rome. In chapter thirteen he addresses how Christians should interact with government with exceedingly clear text recording God’s expectations of government:

“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.”

As an institution, God expects the government to punish individuals who choose to commit wrong and to honor those who live decently. This highlights two clear purposes God has for government leaders. First, we’re to establish an environment that encourages people to adhere to a set of values yielding a good and honorable life and a secure society. Further, the individual gain of a “clear conscience” results as a confirmation.

This passage is equally clear about what a person should expect from government. Thus, the second purpose for government is to restrain evil and protect the innocent. Civil leaders have a responsibility, an expectation to serve as tools of justice in the institutional role of government.

As a Tennessee elected official, one of my critical responsibilities is to protect the citizens of our state, which includes fostering the expectation for civic order and respect of our law.

Temporarily blocking the Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee when the risks are this high is the right response. The federal government has frequently admitted that complete background checks are impossible to conduct on the Syrians who clearly have terrorists hidden among their ranks.

Several relief organizations throughout the Middle East provide medical attention to refugee populations. In fact, one even exists inside Syria’s safe areas building schools and providing assistance on the ground. Tennesseans have the ability now to do good by financially supporting those organizations or volunteering to serve. Ample opportunity exists to do good while still protecting our population from those who clearly intend to manipulate this situation to their strategic advantage and commit evil. Who can assert the actions in Paris were not evil?

With the dual responsibility detailed in Romans 13, rest assured I’m committed to partner with Tennessee’s other leaders to create an environment that restrains evil and honors good and decency. In doing so, it allows me, to “keep a clear conscience.”

The “Language of Liberty®” series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self-Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include trainers, administrative staff, selected students, and guest columnists. They may be contacted at info@tncsg.org

Our Non Serious President

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Immediately after the San Bernardino murders, the Obama Regime instructed the FBI and other state and federal entities to keep the name of the shooters off the air and unknown to the American public. This was done in order that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood and Jihadist front group, could be ahead of the curve in forming the narrative on the killings. And that is what happened as CAIR representatives contacted the brother-in-law of one of the shooters and plopped him in front of cameras at a CAIR-arranged press conference.

Farhan Khan (left); CAIR L.A. Executive Director Hussam Ayloush (right)

“There’s no comment. I mean, [the] investigation is going on. You would know what it is. I have no idea. I have no idea. Why would he do that? Why would he do something like this? I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself. I’m [a] normal person.” Such was the rambling, disconnected drivel offered by Farhan Khan, brother-in-law of San Bernardino killer Saeed Farouk, when asked if there was a religious element involved in the attack. According to Khan’s on-the-spot handler, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush: “We don’t know the motive. Is it work, rage-related? Is it mental illness? Is it extreme ideology? At this point it’s really unknown to us and it is too soon for us to speculate.” Just 48 hours later, Ayloush lay claim to the blame-America narrative offered by leftists after 9/11 when he said, “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism.” “We are partly responsible.”

CAIR is more than happy to blame America, our culture, our way of life and our beliefs for the attacks of Islamic terrorists. Obama, of course, is aligned with Islamic apologists throughout the country in blaming guns for events like that in San Bernardino. Raising the spectre of “weak” gun laws is an effective way to turn the attention OBAMA AND MUSLIMSof some Americans away from the failures of this administration; failures that include a woefully inadequate vetting process for refugees and immigrants.

Obama managed events after the killings in order that they might be in line with his narrative about Islamic Terrorism being so rare that criticism of Muslims must be driven by Islamophobia and not facts. Those facts, however, tell us that San Bernardino was “…the “75th Islamist-inspired terrorist attack or plot in the U.S.” since Sept. 11, 2001.

Political correctness, when added to the dangerous, anti-American agenda of Barack Obama will be the downfall of the country unless the American People wake up to the facts as they are. We have the “Clock Boy” suing for $15 million in what appears to be a dry run for additional money making schemes. Such plots effectively silence those who would otherwise “see something and say something.” It worked well enough that the neighbors of Saeed Farooq didn’t say anything about what they thought was a MUSLIMS AND OBAMAsuspicious situation.

The American people are under attack, but Barack Obama claims our fears are unfounded, that we are wrong to react in a way that Regime sycophants equate with Islamophobia. We have an administration that not only ignores the threats leveled at Americans, it helps to spread the ideology of our terrorist enemies. 

I didn’t agree with George Bush on everything, but at least I knew he was serious about providing a defense for this country and for the people in it.

Barack Obama is a non serious president; non serious about everything except advancing the agenda of the far left. That makes him a danger to the American people and to the nation.


A. G. Loretta Lynch, Obama Regime’s latest 1st Amendment opponent should resign

By Alec Rooney, Christian Action Network and CiR guest writer

If Loretta Lynch had a shred of understanding of her true role as Attorney General of the United States, she would be resigning about now.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch

So join the chorus letting her know that she should do just that. Sign the Christian Action Network’s petition calling for her resignation.

Immediately after 14 people were shot to death and nearly two dozen wounded in San Bernardino, Calif. last week, Lynch put on her top-nationwide-United-States-official hat and roundly condemned anyone who might dare speak ill of Muslims.

She even threatened prosecution of anyone whose words about Islam “edge toward violence.”

Who committed the atrocity in California? Why, it was Muslims. Acting in the name of Islam. The same kind of bitter, murderous, peace-and-freedom-hating malcontents who have been murdering and destroying all over the globe for nearly as long as anyone can remember.

San Bernardino killers Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik

When she made her “edge toward violence” warning, take a look at the kind of violence that had just occurred. Fourteen people dead, a variety of races, ethnicities and religions, gathered for a holiday party. Yet it is a new, as-yet-nonexistent, hypothetical violence on which she chose to focus.

On Pearl Harbor Day, no less.

The blood was barely dry on the pavement.

What about the victims, Ms. Lynch? What about their families? What about the rest of us out here, left wondering where the next vicious Islamic husband-and-wife murder team will choose to start killing Americans, and when?

San Bernardino murder scene

A real attorney general, at a time like this, addresses those concerns. She goes to the scene, offers comfort and even financial assistance to the families of the victims, makes a public pronouncement about how this kind of thing will not be allowed to occur again and that if it does, the perpetrators will without doubt, in the words of a recent president, be “brought to justice.”

She might even offer some words about killing innocent people in the name of religion, the danger of theocracy, the link that it all has to reckless, cynically partisan, self-serving immigration policy.

In a possible attack of conscience, but more likely an attack of backlash from pretty much every quarter, Lynch on Monday  “walked back” her comments on speech against Islam. The term used by Politico on Monday night was “recalibrate,” which makes it sound like more of a scientific, expert thing than the stumbling-backward-with-arms-flailing thing it more likely is.

Her retreat needs to be more complete than that. She hasn’t been in office all that long, having been sworn in last April, but after this weekend, her tenure has definitely been long enough.

Even after Paris, Carson won’t fire Williams the loony who wants Nation of Islam patrolling Chicago

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The Paris attack shows us what Islamic wild animals intend to do to us. So when will Ben Carson fire Armstrong Williams his de facto campaign manager and big Nation of Islam fan?

Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam

Carson makes his biggest blunders speaking off the cuff. Without his chief handler and puppet master it is very difficult for him to explain some of his most puzzling positions. He is not a politician and it shows almost every time he speaks. “But this is a year that  we don’t want politicians,” you say.

This primary season has shown us that a strong resume can get you on the stage even if you are not a politician. But Carson is reminding us that once they hand you the mic something constructive has to come out of you. This includes something constructive coming out of the mouth of your chief adviser as well. Carson says enough foolish things – pyramids were built as grain silos- on his own to scuttle his campaign if he were White, but the nutty things he says are, well, nutty and should be laughed at as he is being shown the door.

What isn’t funny is that his chief adviser Armstrong Williams, the indispensable man in Carson’s camp, is a big supporter of the Nation of Islam! Think about that.

Nation of Islam stooges and enforcers of the “Gospel” according to Farrakhan

Williams has written that he thinks it would be a great idea to use taxpayer money to pay Nation of Islam criminal Muslim psychopaths, who have been recruited in prisons, to patrol the  streets of Chicago. Presumably these self-avowed anti-Americans would be armed (they likely have their own guns) and work side by side with Chicago’s Finest.

When the attacks on Paris gave us a look at what Islam plans for us, Carson should have fired Williams immediately; but don’t hold your breath on that.

Carson has turned his campaign over to Williams because Williams supposedly knows what he is doing. Williams thinks there is nothing wrong with the Nation of Islam. That proves there is something wrong with Ben Carson’s judgment.  FARRAKHAN 3

Saying Carson is even near Donald Trump in any credible poll is ridiculous.