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Path of The Warrior
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:15 — cvcadmin
The below listed speech is the most important speech, in support of the Republic, that I have listened to, since I listened to many important speeches by President Ronald Reagan over a 14 year period. I believe I can speak with a degree of authority and confidence, because of my association with President Ronald Reagan and the Reagan administration over that 14 year period. The below listed keynote speech was given by Dinesh D’Souza, author and producer of the most successful documentary film in history, “America”; the address was given on September 6, 2014 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California during a Gala Event to introduce the Combat Veterans For Congress to the national press corps.
I was very fortunate to work with and for President Reagan, on and off, for a 14 years period. I began my association with former California Governor Ronald Reagan during his campaign for the Republican nomination for President, when he was running against President Gerald Ford. That campaign took us to the Republican Convention in Kansas City, where Gov Reagan lost what was until then, a very close nomination race, but because of the power of incumbent who was able to offer delegates from key states with certain benefits, Gov Reagan lost. I continued to work with President Reagan during his two terms and for 2 years after he left office; when his staff in Century City would ask me if I would volunteer to do advances for the former President, when he was scheduled to make speeches to various audiences.
I encourage you to pass this very important video on to everyone in your address book who cares about the survival of the Republic envisioned and created by our Founding Fathers. That Republic that we knew and raised in our youth is under relentless attack by the occupant of the Oval Office, and is intent on changing it to a Socialist State. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, listed in the attachment who are running in 2014, will fight to protect our Judeo-Christian Heritage, the “Freedoms” outlined in The Bill of Rights, and will fight to protect and defend the US Constitution-------the US Constitution they raised their right hand and swore to protect and defend, and did so on foreign fields of combat, while repeatedly putting their lives on the line.
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:46 — cvcadmin
While China and Russia are upgrading their nuclear weapons inventory and are going forward with advance nuclear weapons research, and while Iran is developing nuclear weapons, the Executive Branch of government has been degrading its once superior and advanced nuclear weapons technology capability. The once most powerful US nuclear weapons research facility in the world is rapidly falling behind Russia and China. Please read the below listed article by VADM Robert R. Monroe, USN (Ret).
Sandia Laboratory scientists have ceased doing exploratory and research work to avoid technology surprise by other nuclear powers, and work on new smaller and more effective design nuclear weapons has ceased all together. The US‘s unilateral cessation of safe underground testing has prevented scientist from testing our aging nuclear weapons, and allowing the United States with the ability to replace them with modern smaller, more effective, and safer weapons---it leave the Republic at the mercy of the Chinese and the Russians who have no such limitations and are progressing rapidly.
“Peace thru Strength”, a policy that the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress support, could be achieved by having a modern and more effective nuclear weapons inventory; that policy has been shouted down by leftist and Socialist supporters of the Obama administration in the US Congress. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress listed in the attachment who are running for election in 2014 will fight to reverse the current U S Nuclear Weapons policy that is putting the nation at great risk---please give them your support.
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
September 12, 2014
U.S.' Nuclear Weapons Policy Puts Country At Great Risk
By ROBERT R. MONROE
At the dawn of the nuclear era, when America created its nuclear weapons laboratories (Los Alamos, Livermore and Sandia), one of their primary missions was to avoid technological surprise.
The labs were charged to conduct advanced nuclear weapons research, development and testing of all types so that no adversary could ever take us unawares by producing some new and dangerous types of nuclear weapons.
The labs performed this mission superbly throughout World War II and the five decades of the Cold War. For over half a century our nuclear weapons and related advanced technological capabilities were supreme in the world.
But since 1992, the U.S. government — executive branch and Congress — has actively prevented the labs from doing work of this type. For 23 years Democrats and Republicans, using laws, regulations and denials of funding, progressively restricted the labs from taking any of these needed actions.
Lab scientists have not been able to even think about new weapons, exploratory work has ceased to exist and the high-priority mission of avoiding technological surprise has been closed down.
These grave mistakes resulted from the simplistic belief that they would help prevent nuclear proliferation. Wiser voices, making the obvious point that true national security — and effective prevention of nuclear proliferation — lay in nuclear weapons strength, were shouted down.
This two-decade rampage has resulted in a staggering list of national disabilities:
• Most damaging is President Bush's unilateral 1992 moratorium on underground nuclear testing. It bars the labs from essential testing of our overage nuclear stockpile, prevents development of relevant replacement weapons, denies our scientists use of the scientific method (the basis of all advancement) and leaves us at the mercy of Russia, China and other adversaries.
• From 1993-2003 Congress explicitly made it illegal to carry out any research or development on low-yield nuclear weapons, which are vital to deter today's grave new nuclear threats. This established the wrong mindset in a generation of lab scientists which still exists.
• In 1989 the executive branch shut down the nation's only facility to produce plutonium pits — the hearts of nuclear weapons — making us the only nuclear weapons state in the world unable to produce nuclear arms. Since then, executive branch fumbling and congressional denials have combined to prevent replacement of this absolutely essential production facility. If a decision were made today, it would still be 10 to 15 years before pit production could start.
• In 1996 President Clinton signed the extremely damaging Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which denies nuclear weapons testing for all time. The Senate emphatically rejected ratification in 1999, but several adverse effects of the signing remain and President Obama is determined to get it ratified. The CTBT has an overpoweringly adverse effect on the labs.
• In 2003 the executive branch belatedly proposed three important new nuclear weapons programs. The Advanced Concepts Initiative would have enabled the labs to commence research and development on advanced nukes. The Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator program would have met the mushrooming threat of hard, deeply buried targets. The Enhanced Test Readiness program would have enabled the president, in a national emergency, to conduct an underground test within one to two years, rather than the current three to five.
Congress delayed, then killed, all three programs.
• In 2005 the Reliable Replacement Warhead program was proposed. Because it had no new military capabilities, it gained fragile bipartisan support. However, Congress soon backwatered on it, and Obama killed it in 2009 as not befitting his "world without nuclear weapons" vision.
• The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, which established the overall nuclear policy of the current administration, provided the blueprint for U.S. nuclear weakness, a stark reversal from the role of U.S. nuclear weapons strength that had been established and maintained by 12 Presidents (six Democrats, six Republicans) throughout the prior seven decades.
• The urgently needed modernization program for the labs and America's nuclear weapons infrastructure, formally agreed to by Obama in return for Senate approval of New START treaty ratification in 2010, has been progressively dismantled by both branches ever since.
These eight actions — and many others — by our national leadership have emasculated the labs' ability to protect us from technological surprise in nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile, for two decades Russia has been following exactly the opposite course. Its nuclear weapons labs have focused on low-yield weapons research, design, testing and production. It's pursued advanced concepts, fifth-generation weapons and greater use of fusion and less of fission (possibly achieving pure fusion).
Such weapons might well emit only neutrons and gamma rays, and their tactics of use would be ones we've never seen. Furthermore, Russia's new strategy calls for early use of nuclear weapons in all conflicts, large and small.
America's current nuclear weapons course is one of grave risk. Our policy documents emphasize that "nuclear stability" must be our goal, yet the technological surprise we are encouraging by our actions is the antithesis of stability. We must return to a policy of nuclear strength.
• Monroe is a retired Navy Vice Admiral and former director of the Defense Nuclear Agency.
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:05 — cvcadmin
In the Middle East, for the past 3 years, Obama has avoided exercising traditional US leadership in the world community to mobilize support for the prevention of the continued slaughter of Christians (by his inaction, by taking no action, he has signaled ISIL that it is safe to continue slaughtering Christians. Obama continues to state almost daily, that there will be no boots on the ground in the Middle East; ISI has become emboldened by his telling them what he will not do.
Instead of inserting boots on the ground with small Special Operations units in the Levant of what used to be Iraq, to coordinate command & control, US air operations & strikes, and gathering of actionable intelligence, and instead of putting 3000 military boots on the ground along the southern border to stem the massive influx of Illegal Immigrants, drug smugglers, human smugglers, and terrorist flooding across the southern border, Obama is executing a very dangerous plan to deploy 3000 US military personnel to the Ebola infected jungles of Liberia. Obama has placed the 3000 military personnel under the command of the State Department not the Defense Department..
Helping contain Ebola is not the duty for the US Armed Forces to perform, the US Military is not an organization that contain contagious and infectious diseases that have no cure. It is something the UN Health Organization together with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention should be doing, it is not a military mission the military was properly trained to execute. US Armed Forces personnel should be employed in combat operations; this is just another abuse of US Military personnel by Obama. (please read the below listed article).
The Obama administration representatives could not answer some very basic questions: was there adequate protective and preventive medical equipment and health training procedures that they would provide to the 3000 military personnel, to make sure military personnel would not get infected with Ebola. The Obama administration had no answers to those question posed by the press. In recent days, health officials around the world have become alarmed by the prospect that the Ebola virus could mutate and go airborne, then the spread of infection would be virtually be impossible to contain.
Obama’s order to deploy 3000 boots on the ground in West Africa to help contain Ebola is risking infecting the nation with a killer plague that has no medical cure. This latest unsound and flawed initiative by the occupant of the Oval Office, hazarding the lives of 3000 US military personnel with the possibility of being infected with Ebola, further displays a lack of cautious and intelligent leadership. The Speaker of the House endorsed Obama’s perilous policy, that risks the security of the nation and hazards the lives of children and the elderly in America.
Obama’s initiatives will be praised and celebrated by the left of center liberal media establishment. Obama’s very dangerous decision will be hazarding the entire nation, especially when the 3000 military personnel return---they should all be quarantined, off shore, for at least 2 months before they are allowed to set foot back on CONUS. This risky initiative, will result in more of the American people not trusting the judgment of the President or the Speaker of the House, since they are both supporting a policy, that is endangering the safety and security of the American people.
U.S. OFFICIALS IN MELTDOWN ON OBAMA'S EBOLA MISSION
Can't answer questions posed at congressional hearing on crisis
Published: 12 hours ago
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Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff reporter. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers "The Obama Nation" and "Unfit for Command." Corsi's latest book is "Who Really Killed Kennedy?"
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday on Ebola, government health workers were unable to answer specific questions posed by Republicans skeptical of President Obama’s decision to deploy 3,000 U.S. troops to Liberia to combat the disease.
None of the government health witnesses testifying were able to answer basic questions, including how many physicians and nurses would be among the 3,000 troops allocated or what type of protective equipment and training would be employed to prevent infection.
The witnesses explained the State Department was in charge of the military mission, not the Pentagon.
“Who do we call when there is a problem with the troops in Liberia?” asked Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, a physician and a guest on the committee.
“You call USAID,” replied Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID.
She explained the situation in Liberia is a medical emergency, and USAID is directing the Obama administration’s response in West Africa.
USAID reports to the State Department, not to the Department of Defense.
As WND reported, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin has charged that sending American troops to combat Ebola in Liberia is “an absolute misuse of the U.S. military.”
Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., began the questioning by asking the government health witnesses whether or not the Obama administration has allocated sufficient funding to support the military mission in Liberia. Smith also asked what steps the administration plans to take to protect the health of the troops deployed there.
Unable to directly answer Smith’s questions, Lindborg stressed the U.S. wants to provide “command and control” in Liberia, coordinating international efforts to provide physicians and nurses.
Lindborg promised to deliver after the hearing a breakdown of the roles the 3,000 U.S. troops would play.
She explained the goal of the military mission is to establish a Joint Force Command headquartered in Liberia to serve as a regional command for U.S. military activities in the region. The plan is also to establish an Ebola “training boot camp” to train up to 500 local health care workers weekly and to set up a 25-bed hospital in Liberia open to all health care aid workers in West Africa who contract the disease.
“When will the 3,000 military be in theater?” Smith asked. “Can you also reassure the American people that the military deployed to Liberia will have adequate protective medical equipment and training to make sure our troops do not get infected with Ebola while in the region”
Lindborg was unable to provide Smith precise timelines for the arrival of U.S. troops nor was she able to detail the protective medical equipment and training the troops will be provided prior to arrival.
Coming to Limburg’s defense, Dr. Beth Bell, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained the CDC has prepared material regarding what medical personnel dispatched to West Africa to combat Ebola need to know before they arrive in the disease hot zone.
In her prepared opening statement, Bell appeared to minimize the risk presented by the current outbreak, stressing Ebola is “not a significant health threat to the United States.”
She argued Ebola is not easily transmitted and does not spread from people who are not ill She also noted cultural norms that contribute to the spread of the disease in Africa, such as burial customs, are not a factor in the U.S.
“There is a window of opportunity to tamp down the spread of this disease, but that window is closing,” Bell testified. “The best way to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the United States is to contain the virus outbreak in West Africa now.”
She told the committee that the $600 million the United Nations believes will be needed to get supplies to West African countries to get the virus under control is “an underestimate.”
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explained the NAAID has begun active human testing of various alternative therapies and experimental drugs to combat Ebola. The effort includes working with Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc. to develop MB-003, a combination of three antibodies that has successfully prevented Ebola from developing in monkeys when administered as late as 48 hours after exposure.
In combination with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, NIAID is testing an experimental vaccine that uses a chimpanzee virus similar to the common cold virus, Chimp Adenovirus 3 (Cad3), as a carrier, or vector, to introduce the Ebola virus genes into the body, with the goal of stimulating an immune response.
Fauci, under questioning from the committee, argued that while it is possible the Ebola virus could mutate in Liberia to become airborne, it is unlikely.
“The American public should not lose sleep over the possibility Ebola will go airborne,” he said. “But we have to contain the virus right now, because the more the virus escalating, infecting additional people, the greater the chance the virus will mutate.”
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:52 — cvcadmin
All Midshipmen and Cadets, while matriculating at one of the US Service Academies, are taught to fight to “Win” in academics, on the athletic field, and ultimately in combat---they learn that there is no substitute for victory!!
Unfortunately, the resident in the Oval Office’s plan to defeat the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), is not a serious plan; there is no consistency, no clarity, and no obvious will to “Win” Allies have observed that Obama is calling the world to ride to an uncertain trumpet when he is not committed to it. The failure to execute an effective air campaign (the 150 air strikes over many weeks should have occurred on the first day of air campaign and everyday thereafter). The repeated statements by Obama that there will be no boots on the ground, and failure of the air campaign to strike supply lines, long convoys of armed terrorists, and weapons depots in Syria has signaled ISIL that the plan is not a serious plan.
The allies have watched over the last 6 years as Obama walked away from the victory in Iraq & refused to leave a residual US military force in Iraq overriding his own generals, Obama walked away from air strikes in Syria 3 years ago when Assad crossed the red line, he took out a friendly leader in Libya then walking away from a destabilized Libya that resulted in Al Q’ieda taking over Libya, walked away from the friendly Egyptian Army Junta after it removed the Moslem Brotherhood Mosci who was killing Christians, and Obama has sent a signal that he will walk away from Afghanistan leaving it to the Taliban and Al Q’ieda---Middle East & NATO allies are not interested in joining a consortium with a quitter who can’t be trusted to “Win” anything.
US air power, the Kurdish Forces, the Iraqi Army (with an anti-Sunni Government), and the free Syrian Army cannot possibly defeat the 30,000 man ISIL army which is projected to soon grow to 60,000 men (ISIL is selling $3 million in black market oil to Turkey every day to fund its military operation). Air strikes will not be sufficient, when there is no effective command and control organization on the ground, there is no effective reconnaissance operation on the ground, when the US does not have the ability to capture combatants in order to develop actionable intelligence. The US is planning to spend one year to train 5000 Free Syrians Army personnel, while ISIL grows from 30,000 to 60,000 in the same year.
After 9/11 the US inserted small Special Operation Units and CIA Paramilitary forces on the ground in Afghanistan to coordinate with the Northern Alliance, in order to drive the Taliban, Al Q’ieda, and Osama Bin Laden out of Afghanistan The failure of Obama to commit small Special Operations and CIA Paramilitary forces units on the ground in Iraq is dooming Obama’s plan to failure---Obama keeps telling ISIL that there will be no boots on the ground-----what other occupant of the Oval Officer in 238 years has ever told the enemy what the US will not do?.
The Obama administration continues to send confusing messages to reluctant US allies who are being asked to join a coalition to defeat ISIL, to the American people who are being asked to support Obama’s inept plan to defeat ISIL (68% of the American people believe Obama’s plan to “Win” is folly), and to Obama’s leftist allies in the Democratic Party to prevent them from being alarmed before the November election (the leftists, Socialists, and Marxists in the Democratic party do not want Obama to carry out a comprehensive “War Plan” to defeat ISIL they want to take funds away from the US military and use those funds to expand the bloated and inept welfare state rift with fraud).
Obama doesn’t have the strength of purpose to do what Presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Reagan did to protect the homeland. Obama’s political policies are allowing ISIL terrorists to flood across the wide open southern border and threaten American citizens, while he hollows out the US Armed Forces, and creates a $1 trillion annual US deficient leading the nation to the brink of bankruptcy. .
For the last 6 years, the Obama administration used drones to kill Al Q’ idea leaders who were immediately replaced by the next Al Q’ieda terrorist in line. They killed one leader after another who had a great deal of valuable intelligence, instead of employing small Special Operations units to capture the leaders, interrogate them, and develop the requisite intelligence to oppose the spread of Al Q’ieda worldwide. The net result of the killer drone policy that the Obama administration bragged about, has been that ISIL metastasized and Islamic terrorism spread throughout the world like cancer---while the Obama administration was blinded because they lacked actionable intelligence from captured Islamic terrorists.
Obama didn’t want to capture, interrogate, and jail terrorists in Gitmo, all he wanted to do was to kill terrorists in the field so he could close the Gitmo operation. The Gitmo interrogations developed an incredible amount of actionable intelligence, including providing the intelligence that led to the location of Bin Laden’s messenger, and that messenger ultimately led to US forces to the location of Osama Bin Laden’s lair in Pakistan, where SEAL Team SIX took out Bin Laden.
There is no Obama administration plan to pull out all the stops to “Crush” ISIL. We encourage you to read the below listed macro approach to Crush ISIL written by the former National Security Advisor in the Reagan Administration, the Hon Robert C. McFarlane, USNA '59, Col-USMC (Ret); he is calling for the effective employment of diplomacy, applying economic pressure, training & support of Special Operation Forces, and not to continue following the past policy of “leading from behind”, but to exercise traditional effective US leadership to “Win”. Robert “Bud” McFarlane is the Senior Advisor for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and supports the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress.
McFARLANE: A plan for crushing the Islamic State
Toothless diplomacy is no longer an option
By Robert McFarlane - - Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It is astonishing that nearly six years into the tenure of any administration the commander-in-chief would acknowledge publicly that he has no strategy for addressing an evident, serious threat to American interests.
Last week, marauders from the so-called Islamic State overran Tabqa air base in Syria, where MANPADS, or man-portable air-defense systems, are stored. These are the weapons that can bring down commercial aircraft. Considering the pledge of this group’s leader to take the war to the United States, they now have the means to do so whether targeting the takeoff of a U.S. commercial airliner from Dubai, or in a few weeks after penetrating the Mexican border, from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas.
Historically, every new administration spends the first year of its tenure enunciating goals — essentially, to keep the peace and establish a climate at home and abroad in which American interests can be advanced — and then developing strategies for achieving them in specific regions of the world. The process begins with the president stating his view of what our regional interests are, inviting the intelligence community and the Cabinet to identify how those interests are threatened, and then tasking these principals and staff to develop a range of integrated political, economic and military measures for defending and advancing American interests throughout the world. By the end of the first year, the president has evaluated the options submitted to him and has made decisions among them. He then goes about implementing them by publishing and explaining them to three constituencies — the American people, the U.S. Congress and our allies. While this process involves hard work and disciplined leadership, it’s not rocket science. Doing it well yields enormous benefits. It engenders confidence among the American people and nurtures cohesion and support among our allies. Finally, it puts adversaries on notice that we are a serious nation that has the will, the capability, a strategic plan and the resources to prevail against any challenge they might consider posing.
Since World War II, U.S. presidents have engaged this strategic process as a proven means for defining and announcing our interests overseas, assessing how they are threatened, and developing effective strategies designed to deter, or — if deterrence fails — to prevail in any conflict well in advance of any such conflict. In the Reagan administration, I had the privilege of managing that process, and in the ensuing years, it proved invaluable not only in identifying — and pre-empting — challenges still over the horizon, but in crisis management as well. In the remaining years of the current administration, there is still time for President Obama to lead in the resolution of the plethora of crises before us — starting with the threats posed by the Islamic State and concurrently in Ukraine, China and Iran.
Modern terrorism by Islamist groups has posed a “clear and present danger” to our country for more than 30 years. In Iraq, we are faced with an especially challenging form of it. A well-financed, well-armed and well-trained barbarous force has declared its intention, inter alia, to conduct operations against the United States on its way to establishing an Islamic caliphate of global reach and jurisdiction.
Given the plausibility of their executing such a plan, the first comment our president must make is that this movement of uncivilized savages puts us all at risk — from Irbil to London, Chicago, Tokyo and Beijing — and that there is no basis for trying to reason with brainwashed, ideological, totalitarian, genocidal criminals bent on pursuit of an imperial strategy. The second is that they must be destroyed. Mr. Obama’s statement from Estoniaon Wednesday was a good, though belated, beginning.
Developing a political, economic and military strategy for containing and then destroying the Islamic State is not something that will come easily for the president, given his proclivities toward engagement and toothless diplomacy. Yet in some respects, his task has been rendered less onerous. Politicians in every civilized state — especially European states that have known this menace was coming for years — understand that if they don’t join in countering this scourge in Syria and Iraq, they will face it in their own countries before long. This week, the president’s task is to forge consensus among his political counterparts in Western Europe to direct NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove and the NATO military committee to work with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a plan for overcoming this menace.
Economically, it’s time to lean hard on the Gulf Arabs to shut down their formal and informal funding of radical Islamists. The diplomacy needed to get this done ought also to be a little easier than it would have been even five years ago. Their tenure is at risk, and they are palpably conscious of it. Separately, our work with European allies should involve closing their financial institutions to Islamist transactions.
The U.S. military must work with Kurdish, Kuwaiti, Egyptian, United Arab Emirates, Saudi, Jordanian and Iraqi forces to forge a strategy, first to contain and then to destroy the Islamic State’s forces. U.S. and allied tactical aviation can help limit the enemy’s mobility and provide fire support during engagements. However, the training and supervision of ground forces from the aforementioned countries in the struggle to regain lost territory must fall to experienced U.S. special operations advisory personnel — several thousand of them.
By their brashness and brutality, the Islamists may have provided an impetus and a window for the civilized world to come together and reverse their gains. It will take extraordinary leadership from Washington to oversee this battle and stay the course. That window may not remain open for long.
As soon as we have stemmed this tide — a year from now — we must turn to the agenda that we have for so long avoided — bringing the moderate Arabs, Kurds and Israel into a sustained conversation on regional security that leads toward reconciling their differences. To do so offers a revered place in history for the American president. Yet it will require a far better understanding of the nature of the challenge than has thus far been apparent, together with the courage and commitment to lead such an effort successfully.
Robert McFarlane served as President Reagan’s national-security adviser. He is currently a senior adviser to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:10 — cvcadmin
The assault on Americans Citizen’s rights to own and bear arms in accordance with provisions of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution is being threatened by the Obama administration’s support for the UN Small Arms Treaty. This UN Small-Arms Treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme.
The below listed Op-Ed by Admiral James A Lyons’52 USN (Ret) (former Commander of the US Pacific Fleet and the Senior US Military Representative to the United Nations) is a warning all Americans of the threat posed by Obama to void provisions of the Second Amendment by signing the UN Small-Arms Treaty, allowing the UN to control small arms in the United States.
Obama has the support of the elected Democrat Senators to approve the UN Small Arms Treaty. Those Democrat Senators who agree with Obama, standing for re-election in November should be defeated at the polls. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress listed on the Endorsements page, running for election in 2014 (three of whom are running for the US Senate), support the rights of all Americans to acquire and bear arms in accordance with the US Constitution.
LYONS: Small-arms treaty, big Second Amendment threat
Ceding Senate constitutional authority to the U.N. would be unwise
By James A. Lyons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In a little-noticed action, the U.N. General Assembly on April 2, 2013, adopted by "majority vote" an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the objective of regulating the international trade in conventional arms from small arms to major military equipment. The treaty's lofty objectives were to foster peace and security by limiting uncontrolled destabilizing arms transfer to areas of conflict. In particular, it was also meant to prevent countries that abuse human rights from acquiring arms.
While the record of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty discussions makes no mention of it, the genesis for regulating the unrestrained transfer of conventional arms to conflict areas, Third World countries and human rights violators was a key policy of President Carter's administration. Shortly after his inauguration in 1977, he initialed a policy of restraint on conventional-arms transfer and linked such control to the human rights record of potential recipients, particularly in Latin America. To implement this policy, the Carter administration proposed to the Soviet Union, the world's second-leading supplier of arms, that it open negotiations to conclude such an agreement. These meetings were known as the Conventional Arms Transfer Talks.
The first region selected was Latin America, because there was less competition there than anywhere else in the world between the United States and the Soviet Union. As the director of political-military affairs, I was the Joint Chiefs of Staff representative in the U.S. delegation, which was headed by Les Gelb from the State Department. Suffice to say, after four meetings over a 12-month period and the "delusion" that a successful agreement could be achieved, the talks collapsed. The esoteric objectives may sound good in the faculty lounge, but they fail to pass muster in the real world.
The Soviets were always the reluctant suitors in this enterprise. They were not about to restrict the transfer of arms in areas that they viewed to be in their political interests. Certainly, there was not unanimity of purpose in the Carter administration. The Joint Chiefs of Staff viewed the objectives as an unnecessary infringement on our strategy and sovereignty.
For the record, the Obama administration's Conventional Arms Transfer policy issued on Jan. 16 embraces many of the objectives of the Carter administration's policy, as well as the current U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. However, it makes no mention of either one.
A number of major defects in the U.N. treaty were detailed in a letter sent to President Obama in October 2013 by 50 senators — both Republicans and Democrats. The first problem was that the treaty was adopted by majority vote in the U.N. General Assembly, not by consensus, a condition called for by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After entry into force, the senators contend, the Arms Trade Treaty can be amended by majority vote of signatory countries, effectively negating the Senate's constitutional treaty power and handing it to foreign governments. Even the State Department concedes, the senators wrote, that the treaty "includes language that could hinder the United States from fulfilling its strategic, legal and moral commitments to provide arms to key allies such as the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the State of Israel."
Of most concern is the infringement on our constitutional rights, the senators charged. The Arms Trade Treaty "includes only a weak nonbinding reference to the lawful ownership, use of, and trade in firearms, and recognizes none of these activities, much less individual self-defense, as fundamental individual rights." When coupled with the treaty's ceding of interpretive authority to other countries, this poses a direct threat to the Second Amendment.
It should be noted that neither of Virginia's senators, Mark Warner or Tim Kaine, signed the Senate letter against a U.N. treaty that threatens Americans' right to keep and bear arms, and undermines American sovereignty.
Failing to sign the letter is not the first time Mr. Warner went AWOL on the Arms Trade Treaty. In January 2013, before Secretary of State John F. Kerry signed the treaty, the Senate passed a budget amendment sponsored by Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the purpose of "upholding Second Amendment rights, which shall include preventing the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." Mr. Warner and Mr. Kaine were among the 46 voting "nay" on the amendment.
Supporters of the treaty say there's nothing to worry about, because the Second Amendment is a constitutional protection, and nothing in a treaty can undermine it. Gun rights champions strongly disagree. "The Obama administration is once again demonstrating its contempt for our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, following Mr. Kerry's signing of the treaty. "This treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme. The NRA will continue working with the United States Senate to oppose ratification of the ATT."
With 50 senators opposed to the Arms Trade Treaty, we can hope its prospects for Senate advice and consent are small — with or without the support of liberals such as Mr. Warner and Mr. Kaine. The Joint Chiefs of Staff also need to indicate clearly their concern, as it affect our strategy and sovereignty.
James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:26 — cvcadmin
The third major event in five years to promote the candidacy of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress with the National Press was held in San Diego on September 6th at the Town and Country Hotel. Seventeen media representatives from throughout the nation attended, received Press Credentials, and represented 40+ outlets. The media representatives and journalists made press releases, will periodically release follow on articles, and over the next two months will be airing video presentations on their TV Networks about the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress.
The event gained the endorsement and attendance of nationally known Patriotic Americans most of whom addressed the gathering-----Writer and Producer of “America” Dinesh D’Souza, Texas Governor Rick Perry, National Syndicated KABC Radio Talk Show Host Larry Elder, One American Network News Anchor Rick Amato, Tea Party Express National Strategist Sal Russo, FOX/CNN/CNBC Commentator Gary Berntsen, Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, Actress/ Singer/Producer Connie Stevens, Singer/Producer Pat Boone, the Thomas More Law Center Director of Mission Advancement Thomas Lynch, and the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress who were able to break away from their tightly contested races in 21 states.
Patriotic Americans from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, Montana, Florida, Illinois, Wyoming, and California traveled to San Diego to support the event, including the attendance of Wounded Warrior, returning Afghanistan Combat Veterans, Naval Flag Officer, Iwo Jima Monument West Representatives, Senior Business Executives, Attorneys, and Combat Veterans from WWII. Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The evening’s events and the speeches motivated the attendees to return to their home states, in order to mobilizelocal support for the most important Congressional election in 238 years, an election that will decide the course of history of the Republic. The event did not generate the amount of funds hoped for to donate to the 32 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, two of which will be elected to the US Senate with proper financial support. The below listed letter is an appeal for donations to support the election of the 32 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress running in 2014, would you kindly review it, donate funds in “any amount” that you can afford, and please pass it on to those in your address book who would support the elections of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress listed in the attachment.
My Fellow Americans,
In less than 56 days, the most important Congressional election in 238 years will take place. It is an election that will determine whether The Free Enterprise System that built the most effective economic engine in the history of mankind will continue, or whether we will become a Socialist State.
This election will determine if repeated violation of the US Constitution by the occupant of the Oval Office, Attorney General Holder and the Democrats in Congress will be allowed to continue.
It is an election that will determine if the out of control spending and taxing by irresponsible members of Congress will continue, or if Congress will stop the insane spending and taxing.
This election will determine if the unilateral disarmament of the US Armed Forces will continue, or if the newly-elected Congress will put a stop to the hollowing out of the US military.
We need a Congress appreciative of the values that have made our country great; we can achieve that by electing Combat Veterans For Congress who repeatedly put their lives on the line to defend the nation and our bedrock principles.
Over the past 5 years, the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC has endorsed and contributed greatly to the election of 22 Members of Congress. This year, thus far, we have endorsed 32 Combat Veterans For Congress in 21 state who are running for election in November 2014 (please view them on the endorsements page)
The “Endorsement page” of our Web site http://www.CombatVeteransForCongress.org provides photos and biographies of each of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress. Each of those Combat Veterans raised their right hands and swore to protect and defend the US Constitution. They still continue to live by that oath, and our traditional Judeo-Christian values.
At one time in their lives each endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their lives.”
To paraphrase President Reagan, most people go thru their lives wondering if they’ve made a difference. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress don’t wonder if they made a difference. You can make a difference by helping us elect them to Congress.
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC has no paid staff. We need your help. All donations are used to recruit, do background checks on candidates, endorse, and campaign for Combat Veterans For Congress. Once a year, we make this appeal for financial support. Please consider making an important difference by sending a generous donation using the below listed form, at a minimum, please make a donation in “any” amount that you can afford. Whether your gift is $25, $50, or $100, we would be deeply grateful for your support. The future of our Country depends on us! If not now, when? If not us, who?
If you go to the “Endorsee of PAC” page of this Web site you will be able to view the list of hundreds Americans, from every walk of life, who have supported us over the past five years.
We hope you will be able to make a donation, on the Donate page of our Web site, to support our effort and to make a change in the composition of Congress.
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:14 — cvcadmin
By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to view Texas Governor Rick Perry's statement of support for the Combat Veterans For Congress at the third Gala event to introduce the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress to the national press corps on September 6, 2014.
The American people have less than 60 days until the most important Congressional election in 238 years. Voter Fraud will again be one of the major tactics employed by the opposition in November 2014. In the 2012 national election, 7 million people voted in two states. All Americans who have concerns about Voter Fraud should join their local poll watcher organizations to guard against Voter Fraud.
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:13 — cvcadmin
The below listed article is a penetrating and alarming evaluation of Obama’s intentions, written by a decorated Combat Veteran, Col Lawrence Sellin, PhD. It outlined what Obama has intentionally been doing to divide the American people along racial, gender, and economic lines, and how he has intentionally destabilized the nation financially, while allowing criminals and illegal Immigrants form Middle Eastern countries to flood across the wide open southern border, while at the same time, he continues to hollow out the US Army to pre-World War II levels and the US Navy to pre-World War I levels of less than 200 ships (the CNO, ADM Greenert, just testified before Congress that the Navy requires at least 450 ships to safeguard the Republic).
Yet while Obama hollows out the US Armed Forces, we witness Russia, China, Iran, ISIL, and Al Q’ieda not only building up and modernize their military armed forces, but they are taking overt aggressive action in Ukraine, Japan’s off shore Islands, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Gaza. Not only is the occupant of the Oval Office, sitting on his hands while the Middle East is in flames, but for nearly 6 years, he and his appointed czars have been working overtime to make the House of Representatives irrelevant with his Executive Orders that circumvent federal laws and the Congress. Obama’s refusal to enforce the laws of the land, and his failure to abide by the provisions of the US Constitution, that he swore to uphold, while hollowing of the US Armed Forces is creating a Constitutional crisis.
Please watch and listen to the comments of Congressman Trey Goudy (R-SC) as he addressed his colleagues in the well of the House:
Elected members of Congress of both parties have allowed Obama’s destructive policies to weaken the Republic for nearly 6 years, the American voters need to make a change in the makeup of Congress and its leadership in November 2014. The leaders of the Republican House could have used the power of the purse strings to rein in Obama’s destructive spending policies that are driving the Republic into bankruptcy, but have failed in their Constitutional responsibilities.
The American voters must elect new conservative members to Congress, members who will oppose Obama’s destructive policies outlined below by Col Sellin, Ph. D, and the new members of Congress, must elect leaders who will use the power of the purse effectively to rein in Obama. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in the attachment running for election in 2014 will rein in the out of control spending, protect and defend the US Constitution and safeguard the “Individual Freedoms” outlined in The Bill of Rights (Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Right to Bear Arms, Freedom to Seek Medical Care From any Doctor, Freedom from Oppressive Taxing, and Freedom from the IRS’s Restrictions on Conservative Voting Rights).
Will America Survive?
From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide. - Abraham Lincoln
Barack Obama has become the instrument of that suicide.
In a manner reminiscent of a pubescent potentate, Obama appears to be both disengaged and autocratic as he recklessly attempts to implement his catastrophic domestic programs and a feckless foreign policy.
The maniacal pursuit of goals so at odds with the country's values and traditions, or even its survival, can only be attributed to a flawed character and an uncompromising devotion to a demonstrably unworkable leftist ideology.
Obama, who often mistakes himself for a messiah, displays many of the characteristics of a narcissist: expecting constant praise and admiration; has a grandiose sense of self-importance; expecting others to go along with his ideas and plans; lacking empathy and taking advantage of others to achieve his own ends; regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes; exaggerating his achievements or talents; thin-skinned, being easily hurt and rejected.
Narcissists are frequently detached from reality, emotionally distant from others and have a deficit of self-awareness.
It is not surprising then, that Obama, who oversees the most incompetent, unaccountable and secretive administration in US history, would have the audacity to lecture African leaders (U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit, August 6, 2014) on good governance, accountability and transparency:
"And so the good news -- and we heard this in the summit -- is that more and more countries are recognizing that in the absence of good governance, in the absence of accountability and transparency, that's not only going to have an effect domestically on the legitimacy of a government, it's going to have an effect on economic development and growth. "
In contrast to previous presidents, virtually everyone, who has played an important role in the life of Barack Obama, loathes all that the United States represents e.g. Frank Marshall Davis, Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, Bill Ayers, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, George Soros and Michelle Obama.
Obama's politics are ideologically-driven and, like all members of the far left, are not motivated by compassion for the suffering, but by hatred of the successful. He is the poster child of the "you didn't build that" mentality, reaching high office, not through his own achievements, but through Affirmative Action and the assistance of fellow travelers.
Modern liberals like Obama have "weaponized" altruism, that is, the belief that people should sacrifice themselves for others has been transformed into the belief that people should be forced to sacrifice themselves for others. Or, to state it more simply, liberals believe in doing good with other people's money.
Because liberalism cannot appeal to human virtues like responsibility, ambition and hard work, they must to appeal to human weaknesses like guilt and envy and must eventually resort to deceit and coercion in order to accomplish their objectives.
The damage to America being wrought by Obama is not a question of either incompetence or intent, but a combination of both.
Obama's worst instincts are amplified by a fawning, uncritical media and a collection of equally inexperienced, immature far-left subordinates, whose "the ends justify the means" mindset permits them to tell any lie, violate any law and even indifferently risk lives as long as it serves their political objectives.
For example, the Obama Administration not only facilitated the present underage illegal immigrant crisis on our southern border through the June 2012 deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) executive order, but the children are now being irresponsibly used by the administration as political human shields to force Republican capitulation on amnesty.
Not since the Civil War has the United States been so politically divided.
Unlike then, when the political divisions were a natural consequence of differing opinions over slavery and states' rights; the Obama Administration appears to have a deliberate policy to divide the country along race, ethnic, class and gender lines and undermine the nation's economy and national security.
The challenges facing the country cannot be addressed effectively as long as Obama remains in the White House because he is intellectually and emotionally incapable of making the right decisions for America.
Abraham Lincoln prevented national suicide. Barack Obama seems to desire it.
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:44 — cvcadmin
David Horowitz was raised by Communist parents and used to be one, until he saw the light; he was well trained and indoctrinate by his parents to know what Marxist programs are. His below listed comments on the Obama White House and Obama’s true agenda should be passed on to all Patriotic Americans. There is an old saying that the left of center liberal media establishment has ignored for nearly 6 years: “Don’t listen to what a person says, look at what one does.”
HOROWITZ: The Hell That Is The Obama White House
Commentary David Horowitz
Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.
Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible.
A president faced with a scandal created by underlings behind his back would be naturally furious at their misbehavior, and want heads to roll. This didn’t happen in any of these scandals because their point of origin was the White House itself. Promoting the culprits is a way of keeping them quiet.
And what exactly is the I.R.S. scandal about — to take just one case? It’s a plan unprecedented in modern American politics to push the political system towards a one-party state by using the taxing authority of the government to cripple and destroy the political opposition. The administration’s campaign to promote voter fraud by opposing measures to stop it (and defaming them as “racist” is guided by the same intentions and desire).
And why shouldn’t Obama want to destroy the two-party system since he is also in utter contempt of the Constitutional framework, making law illegally, and defying an impotent Congress to stop him? Of course every radical, like Obama, hates the Constitutional framework because, as Madison explained in Federalist #10, it is designed to thwart “the wicked projects” of the left to redistribute income and destroy the free market.
The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America’s borders and therefore American sovereignty. Their plan is to flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor. The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.
Which brings us to the deepest level of Obama’s hell, which is his anti-American foreign policy. When Obama was re-elected in 2012, the very first thought I had was this: A lot of people are going to be dead because of this election. How disastrously right I was. Since their assault on George Bush and their sabotage of the war in Iraq, Obama and the Democrats have forged a power vacuum in Europe and even more dramatically in the Middle East, which nasty characters have predictably entered with ominous implications for the future security of all Americans.
Take one aspect of this epic default: Obama’s lack of response to the slaughter of Christians in Palestine, Egypt and Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been slaughtered and driven from their homes in Iraq – over half a million by some counts. This is the oldest Christian community in the world dating back to the time of Christ. What was Obama’s response to this atrocity until a group of Yazvidi along with the Christians were trapped on a mountain side, and politics dictated he had to make some gesture. His response was to do and say nothing. Silence. Even his statement announcing minimal action to save the Yazvidi and the Christians mentioned the Christians once in passing while devoting a paragraph to the obscure Yazvidi.
What this unfeeling and cold response to the slaughter of Christians tells us is that Obama is a pretend Christian just the way he is a pretend American. What he is instead is a world class liar. That is because his real agendas are anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-Jewish, and obviously and consistently pro America’s third world adversaries to whom he is always apologizing and whom he is always appeasing. Obama lies about his intentions and policies because he couldn’t survive politically if he told the truth,
The socialist plot against individual freedom called Obamacare was sold as a charitable attempt to cover the uninsured (which it doesn’t), to lower health insurance costs (which it doesn’t) and to allow patients to keep their doctor and their plan (which it doesn’t). What it actually does is to take away a major piece of the freedom that Americans once enjoyed — the freedom to choose their plan and their doctor, and not to have the government control their health care or have easy access to all their financial information.
This devious, deceitful, power hungry administration is just as James Woods described it. But it is also a mounting danger for all Americans. Thanks to his global retreat, the terrorists Obama falsely claims are “on the run” are in fact gathering their strength and their weapons of mass destruction until a day will come when they will cross our porous borders and show us what years of perfidy not only by Obama but by the whole Democratic Party have wrought.
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:45 — cvcadmin
Unfortunately, Obama used his civilian appointees to prevent Chaplains from reading letters from their Cardinals from the pulpit to their parishioners in violation of “Freedom of Speech”: and “Freedom of Religion.”
Then Obama used his civilian appointees to have Military Chaplains make their Chapels available for same sex marr5iage ceremonies in violation of the Chaplain’s deepest held religious beliefs.
Then Obama used his civilian appointees to restrict Chaplains from distributing Bibles in military hospitals to wounded warriors, in violation of “Freedom of Religion.”
Then Obama had his civilian appointees order base commanders to provide US Armed Forces Color Guards in Full Dress, to march in gay pride parades in violation of US Military Regulations, that prevents members of the US Armed Forces in uniform from participating in political events.:
In the below listed article, Obama used an atheist’s complaint as an excuse to have his civilian appointees make the Navy remove Bibles from all Naval Base hotels in violation of “Freedom of Religion.”
The leadership of the Republican led Congress has done absolutely “nothing” to oppose Obama’s repeated and flagrant violation of the “Freedom of Religion” and “Freedom of Speech” guaranteed to all American citizens by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
We encourage you to help elect the 35 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress running for election in 2014, they are listed in the attachment; and will fight to restore “Religious Freedom” to members of the US Armed Forces.
Navy orders Bibles removed from base hotels
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Monday, August 11, 2014
The U.S. Navy has instructed housekeepers to remove Gideon-placed Bibles
from every hotel room on its military bases after it received a letter from
the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
"We were told today, June 23, 2014, that due to a new policy by the CEO of
NEXCOM, Rear Admiral Robert J. Bianchi, we were to remove the Bibles from
the rooms," a housekeeper told AFA in an email. "They told us to put them in
boxes, where they would be taken to a donation center somewhere."
NEXCOM (Navy Exchange Service Command) issued the directive
offering hotel accommodations, ordering them to impound Bibles from 34 Navy
Lodge locations and 24,000 Navy Gateway Inns & Suites guest rooms on Navy
The directive orders lodge managers to contact base commanders and Chaplains
and facilitate removing the Bibles and other "religious material currently
in the guest rooms."
The Air Force tried unsuccessfully to remove Bibles from its lodgings in
2012, but after public outcry, the Air Force reversed itself.
Contact Rear Admiral Robert. J. Bianchi, urging him to reverse the decision
to remove Gideon Bibles from base hotel rooms.
Also contact Michael Brockelman, VP NEXCOM, who actually approved the
We have provided easy-to-se nd emails and links to the Navy Lodge social
media pages for you to make your voice heard.
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