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VIDEO – 1,400 YEARS OF ISLAM

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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HOW THE MILITARY RATES OBAMA’S LEGACY

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

 

Please note that this article from the Military Times was written on January 8, 2017 at the very end of Obama’s term of office.  Nancy
HOW THE MILITARY RATES OBAMA’S LEGACY
By Leo Shane III and George R. Altman    January 8, 2017
President Barack Obama will step down after eight years as commander in chief with one of the most influential tenures leading the U.S. military, but not necessarily the political support of service members. 

His moves to slim down the armed forces, move away from traditional military might and overhaul social policies prohibiting the service of minority groups have proven divisive in the ranks. His critics have accused him of trading a strong security posture for political points, and for allowing the rise of terrorists like the Islamic State group whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to silence.

But Obama’s supporters define him as the Nobel Peace Prize winner who ordered the elimination of Osama bin Laden and refocused military strategy while wrestling with an uncooperative Congress and unprecedented budget restrictions. They insist the military is more nimble now, and more prepared to deal with unconventional warfare against non-traditional threats across the globe.

More than half of troops surveyed in the latest Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Obama and his two-terms leading the military. About 36 percent said they approve of his job as commander in chief. 

Their complaints include the president’s decision to decrease military personnel (71 percent think it should be higher), his moves to withdraw combat troops from Iraq (59 percent say it made America less safe) and his lack of focus on the biggest dangers facing America (64 percent say China represents a significant threat to the U.S.)

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – REGIME CHANGE BY ANY OTHER NAME?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

 

www.nationalreview.com/article/447864/trump-critics-left-right-want-him-removed

 NATIONAL REVIEW

REGIME CHANGE BY ANY OTHER NAME?
by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON   — NRO contributor Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, to appear in October from Basic Books

May 22, 2017 

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:   We are now watching insidious regime change, aimed at removing the president of the United States not because of what he has done so far, but because of his personality and what he might do to the Obama agenda — and because for a variety of cultural reasons, our elite simply despises his very being.

Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds. Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration.

 

Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as incapable of properly vetting travelers to the U.S. The first lady did not work for an elite escort or prostitute service. She never said that she and young Barron Trump would not be moving to the White House. Barron does not have autism. Trump’s father never ran racist ads as a supposed candidate in a purported political campaign. Kellyanne Conway denies that in a private conversation between segments on MSNBC, she privately remarked to hosts that she had to take a shower after working for Trump. Donald Trump never suggested to the Mexican president that the U.S. was going to invade Mexico. Nor did Trump plan to mobilize the National Guard to send back illegal aliens. He did not remove a Martin Luther King bust from the White House. There was no evidence that he ever promised to ease Russian sanctions (much less that he promised the Russians he would be “flexible” after he was elected). He did not short the FBI of resources to conduct an investigation into supposed Russian collusion. He did not go to Moscow and watch prostitutes in his bed urinate where Barack Obama had previously slept. His deputy attorney general did not threaten to resign over the Comey firing.

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‘LOOSE LIPS’ PANETA AND BIDEN LEAKS DOOMED SEAL TEAM 6

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

 

Thanks to Charlie Hendrix of Ohio for sharing this article that reminds us how quickly  the Obama Administration and Obama himself were to expose Seal Team 6’s key involvement in the killing of Osama Bin Laden and also exposing the Pakistani doctor who helped to locate  Bin Laden.  AND, don’t forget the free hand with detailed intelligence that Obama  and Paneta gave to the screen writers who wrote the movie Zero Dark Thirty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Dark_Thirty.  Republican Peter King at  the  time criticized the Obama Administration for giving the movie directors access to classified information.  
The Dems are such hypocrites and it is so easy to catch them in the act !!!   Nancy

Extortion 17: Biden, Panetta Leaks Doomed SEAL Team 6

By Daniel John Sobieski   Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.             
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: 

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, for example, told CNN on Tuesday that Trump “cannot just say whatever the hell he wants and expect it doesn’t carry consequences.”

Panetta should know, because it was his loose talk after the Osama bin Laden raid that exposed a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who helped locate the Al Qaeda leader.  As a result, Afridi was imprisoned on fabricated charges and will live under fear of assassination for the rest of his life.

As Breitbart News noted in 2013, a Pakistani report on Dr. Afridi reportedly concluded “Dr. Afridi was implicated by a ‘statement by the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was the CIA Director when May 2 happened, confirming the role of Dr. Afridi in making the U.S. assassination mission a success.’”

Panetta did not reveal that critical intelligence in a private meeting with a foreign emissary, but to the entire world, on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

Then there is Joe Biden, whose loose lips got members of Seal Team 6 targeted for revenge in an Afghan mission known as Extortion 17. As Investor’s Business Daily recounted on May 28, 2013:

In reacting to accusations that President Trump leaked classified information to the Russians in a White House meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lazrov, former defense secretary Leon Panetta suggested Trump needed some adults around him to reign him in. As Yahoo News reported:

Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta branded President Trump a “loose cannon” Tuesday and slammed the “yes people” surrounding him, saying, “This president needs to have some grownups around him.”…

Panetta praised the White House national security team, but said Trump’s unpredictable nature requires them to “make very clear to the president what he can and cannot do.”

“He’s got to have some lines here,” Panetta said. “He’s got to have some guardrails. The president of the United States cannot just do or say or speak whatever the hell he wants.”

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AFGHAN AMBASSADOR – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND OBAMA IN FOREIGN POLICY

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW

I Had Dinner With the Afghan Ambassador. What He Said About the Differences Between Trump, Obama Is Stunning

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: 

Trump would listen intently after each question, often asking follow-ups. Trump’s second call with our president was even longer than the first. Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did. The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.

Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.

President Trump is already turning the world upside down in international diplomatic circles by taking a markedly different approach to global politics than his predecessor.

It comes as no surprise that with each new American administration, a diplomatic chain reaction is felt the world over. The Bush years were marked by a heavy-handed, and sometimes ham-handed, forceful approach to American diplomacy. From NATO, to pan-Asia relationships, to the Middle East, Bush dealt from a position of cultural strength and a philosophy firmly rooted in Pax Americana. Was this approach successful? Historians certainlydisagree.

What can be agreed upon is the screeching, grinding halt President Obama put on this brand of diplomatic dealings. From Obama’s maiden voyage abroad, what some tritely coined an “American Apology Tour,” the president accepted and advocated a diminished American presence on the international stage. His administration dealt with a light, often inconsequential, hand in diplomatic relationships, preferring, in their ownwords, a “lead from behind” approach.

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ORLANDO SHOOTER’S FATHER

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

 

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KILLING HOMOSEXUALS IS NOT ISIS LAW, IT IS MUSLIM LAW

Monday, June 13th, 2016

 

www.nationalreview.com/article/436505/mass-shooting-florida-anti-gay-violence-rooted-muslim-law
Killing Homosexuals Is Not ISIS Law, It Is Muslim Law

For nearly 25 years, we’ve been clinging to the fiction that groups such as ISIS are anti-Islamic.

By Andrew C. McCarthy   Andrew C. McCarthy is as senior policy fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National Review.   Andrew C. McCarthy III is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
June 12, 2016
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PHOTOS – DEFEND FREEDOM TOUR 2016, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The Defend Freedom Tour 2016 was held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina,  on Friday, February 19, 2016.   Concerned Veterans For America sponsored the event and their mission is  to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity that they and their families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.   The following photos are from the event.

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Honor Guard

Honor Guard

Honor Guard

Honor Guard

Ayla Brown, daughter of former Senator Scott Brown, singing the National Anthem

Ayla Brown, daughter of former Senator Scott Brown, singing the National Anthem

Ayla Brown

Ayla Brown

Lt. Colonel William Cowan, USMC

Lt. Colonel William Cowan, USMC

Karen Vaughn, mother of a fallen U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 member shot down in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Karen Vaughn, mother of a fallen U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 member shot down in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Cody McGregor, U.S. Army sniper, Afghanistan

Cody McGregor, U.S. Army sniper, Afghanistan

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Madison Rising

Madison Rising

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Gadi Adelman, Dee Sams and Martha Williams

Gadi Adelman, Dee Sams and Martha Williams

Gadi, Dee and Martha

Gadi, Dee and Martha

from the left:  Nancy Clark and Janie Wagstaff

from the left: Nancy Clark and Janie Wagstaff

And God said.....

And God said…..

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table centerpieces

table centerpieces

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Sue Googe, candidate for U.S. Congressional District 4, North Carolina

Sue Googe, candidate for U.S. Congressional District 4, North Carolina

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Janie Wagstaff and Desert Storm Veteran

Janie Wagstaff and Desert Storm Veteran

Gadi Adelman, counter terrorism expert and Nancy Clark.  Gadi's radio show is America Akbar !

Gadi Adelman, counter terrorism expert and Nancy Clark. Gadi’s radio show is America Akbar !

Folded U.S.  flag and medals of a fallen U.S. Navy Seal Team member

Folded U.S. flag and medals of a fallen U.S. Navy Seal Team member

From the left:  Teji Kimball, candidate for the U.S. Congressional District 4,  North Carolina

From the left: Teji Kimball, candidate for the U.S. Congressional District 4, North Carolina and Gadi Adelman

Lt. Colonel (ret)  William Cowan, USMC

Lt. Colonel (ret) William Cowan, USMC

A Canadian, born and bred but a fellow patriot

A Canadian, born and bred but a fellow patriot

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Gadi, Dee, the Crimson Queen of America Akbar and their fellow patriots !

Gadi, Dee, the Crimson Queen of America Akbar and their fellow patriots !

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SEAL TEAM 6 PROBE STONEWALLED

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

 

Petty Officer First Class Ian Regnier (above left) carries the remains of Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Joseph Strange, a cryptology technician, killed alongside members of SEAL Team 6 when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan in 2011 (bottom). The families of Strange and the other victims are demanding the White House release documents relevant to the incident. (Associated Press)

Obama stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe, watchdog says

– The Washington Times – Wednesday, August 5, 2015
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:

During the last several years it is evident that our government has spent a lot of time and resources covering up the truth on many things from both our allies and the American public,” Mr. Hamburger added. “Things like Benghazi and the NSA. I am afraid that with this FOIA case that the government is purposely delaying turning over documents because they need the time to redact and to delete things they do not want the American public to become aware of.”
Charlie Strange, whose Navy cryptologist son, Michael, was on Extortion 17, told The Times last year that it was too much of a coincidence for Taliban to be standing so near the landing zone.
“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban,” said Mr. Strange. “They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”
The Obama administration is violating a judge’s order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter — call sign Extortion 17 — that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging.
On the fourth anniversary of the worst one-day loss of military life in the war on terror, families of the dead say they are aghast that the government will not honor basic requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
“It has now been four years since Extortion 17 was shot down,” said Doug Hamburger, whose Army air crew son, Patrick, was one of the 30 Americans killed. “I find it quite disturbing that the government is not willing to give us the answers we deserve. I find it very irritating that we will not question the Afghans about their knowledge of what took place that night.”
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DE-ISLAMIZATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT ISIS

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

 

De-Islamization is the Only Way to Fight ISIS

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 24 Comments
  EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  ISIS is not a military force. It is a cultural one. Much of its success has come from its cultural appeal.

As long as the Middle East is defined in terms of Islam, some variation of the Islamic State or the Muslim Brotherhood bent on recreating the Caliphate will continue reemerging. We can accept that and give up, but the growing number of Muslim migrants and settlers mean that it will emerge in our country as well.

We have a choice between Islamization and de-Islamization.

Obama can’t defeat ISIS with soft power, though ISIS could beat him with soft power assuming its Caliph ever decided to agree to sit down at a table with John Kerry without beheading him. Iran has picked up billions in sanctions relief and the right to take over Yemen and raid ships in international waters in the Persian Gulf just for agreeing to listen to Kerry talk for an hour.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NF1SEjTXP7M/VV-WMlfVROI/AAAAAAAAPEE/dULijuBhtnQ/s1600/3584_532417273476364_1374480396_n.jpgAnd that might be a fair exchange.

As bad as having your capital or ship seized by Iran is, listening to John Kerry talk is even worse.

If ISIS were to agree to a deal, it could pick up Baghdad and Damascus just in exchange for showing up. All it would have to do is find a Jihadi who hasn’t chopped off any heads on camera to present as a moderate. The administration and its media operatives would accuse anyone who disagreed of aiding the ISIS hardliners at the expense of the ISIS moderates who also represent the hardliners.

If Obama did that, he would at least lose in a way that he understands; instead of in a way he doesn’t.

So far ISIS has preferred the classical approach of killing everything in its path. The approach, deemed insufficiently nuanced by masters of subtlety like Obama and Kerry, has worked surprisingly well. Their response, which is big on the Bush arsenal of drone strikes, Special Forces raids and selective air strikes, hasn’t. But Bush was fighting terrorist groups, not unrecognized states capable of taking on armies.

It’s hard to destroy something if you don’t know what it is. And it’s hard to know what a thing is if you won’t even call it by its name or name its ideology.

The left loves root causes, but the root cause of ISIS isn’t poverty, unemployment or a lack of democracy.

It’s Islam. (more…)

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