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Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:33 — cvcadmin
'PURGE SURGE': OBAMA FIRES ANOTHER COMMANDER
Naval Commanding Officer alarmed by 'relentless' attack on Armed Forces
BY F. MICHAEL MALOOF
F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.
WASHINGTON – After multiple top generals described to WND what they regard as a full-scale “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration, the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan was summarily relieved of duty and his civilian deputy reassigned, pending a “misconduct” investigation.
Nine generals and flag officers have been relieved of duty under Obama just this year – widely viewed as an extraordinary number – and several sources put the total number of senior officers purged during the five years of the Obama administration as close to 200.
In response, prominent retired generals – ranging from Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, a Fox News senior military analyst, to Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, a founder of the Army’s elite Delta Force, to Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brady – have all gone on the record with WND, characterizing Obama’s actions as nothing less than an all-out attack on America’s armed forces.
According to U.S. Army Japan, Col. Eric Tilley was suspended from his job by Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) for a “lack of confidence” based on the results of an inquiry.
A spokesman for U.S. Army Japan, Maj. Kevin Toner, would not elaborate on what prompted a “lack of confidence,” saying it would be “inappropriate to make public the allegations because the investigation did not lead to findings of criminal misconduct.”
Tilley is to be replaced by Col. Joy Curriera.
Tilley’s dismissal is only the latest in what retired Navy Capt. Joseph John refers to as a “bigger picture” in which some “135 senior officers have been purged.”
“The ‘bigger picture,’” John told WND, “is that the U.S. Armed Forces have been under relentless attack by the occupant of the Oval Office for five years.”
A Naval Academy graduate, John had three tours of duty in Vietnam, was on two operations with SEAL Teams and was formally with the FBI. He served on one operation in the Navy with an FBI Swat Team and with Special Operations Command Central on two operations. He was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal for saving a Navy Doctors life, five Meritorious Service Medals for Great Strategic Service to the United States, and 21 other medals and unit citations for combat operations in Vietnam, Philippines, Operation Desert Storm and on 9 anti-terrorist operations.
Today, John is Chairman of Combat Veterans For Congress PAC (Political Action Committee), which has helped elect 20 Combat Veterans to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate from 13 states, and has endorsed and re-endorsed 26 Combat Veterans For Congress from 18 states to run in 2014 (they expects to endorse 50+ Combat Veterans for Congress to run in 2014).
“I believe there are more than 137 officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views,” John told WND.
“The truly sad story is that many of the brightest graduates of the three major service academies witnessing what the “Social Experiment On Diversity” … is doing to the U.S. military, are leaving the service after five years,” he said. “We are being left with an officer corps that can be made to be more compliant, that is, exactly what Obama needs to effect his long range goals for the U.S. military.”
In an email to WND, John outlined what he termed “a very few of the most egregious” aspects of Obama’s “attack” on the military over the past five years.
He referred specifically to the Rules of Engagement in combat that were put in place after Obama took office, asserting that the changes resulted in very high casualty rates in Afghanistan, including the loss of 17 members of SEAL Team 6 in one incident. “The Rules of Engagement precluded the use of suppression fire at a landing zone,” John said.
Echoing what other high-ranking officers have told WND, he said the Pentagon policy of repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” resulted in the first openly “gay” “major military force in the world.” The development has brought about “massive” sexual assaults on “14 thousand straight military male personnel that have been covered up,” he said.
He also cited military chaplains’ being prohibited from reading letters in the pulpit from their cardinals during Sunday services as a restriction of freedom of religion.
These and other “Social Experiments On Diversity ,” he said, have constituted “a massive assault to restructure the military mindset, destroyed unit cohesion, serious damaging unit morale, and is negatively affecting Combat Effectiveness.”
John also referred to major cuts in the military budget that resulted in, for one example, restricting as many as seven aircraft carriers to port, “leaving them open to another Pearl Harbor-type of attack.”
Physical fitness qualifications for “tip of the spear units” such as the Rangers, SEALs, Green Berets and Combat Infantry units are being downgraded, he said, so “women can be placed into those units.” Likewise, he added, “women have been assigned to submarines and ships resulting in relationships at sea that have broken up military families.”
“The number of women who mysteriously are lost at sea as a result of assaults is being covered up,” he said.
John would not elaborate on the loss of women overboard at sea, but said he did the Navy would have to provide how many personnel were lost overboard at sea in the last 10 years under a Freedom of Information request.
Some senior enlisted personnel and commanding officers in the midst of six-month deployments, he said, have been relieved because they got involved with the opposite sex, which degrades the ships’ battle readiness.
John sums up this way: “The net result of the occupant of the Oval Office’s new policies forced into the U.S. Armed Forces employing the Obama administration’s “Social Experiment On Diversity” enforced by his civilian appointees at DOD continues to degrade the most effective military organization ever created.”
If John’s comments about Obama sound dire, they are no more so than those expressed to WND in recent days by top generals.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.
“There is no doubt he [Obama] is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND.
“They are purging everyone, and if you want to keep your job, just keep your mouth shut,” another military source told WND.
Not only are military service members being demoralized and the ranks’ overall readiness being reduced by the Obama administration’s purge of key leaders, colonels – those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was a founding member of Delta Force and later deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.
“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.
“I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”
The future of the military is becoming more and more of concern, added Boykin, since colonels who would become generals are also being relieved of duty if they show that they’re not going to support Obama’s agenda, which critics have described as socialist.
“I talk to a lot of folks who don’t support where Obama is taking the military, but in the military they can’t say anything,” Boykin said.
As a consequence, he said, the lower grades have decided to leave, having been given the signal that there is no future in the military for them.
Referring to recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in the past five years, Boykin said the reports suggest these officers were suspected of disloyalty or disagreed with the Obama administration on policy or force-structure issues. As Boykin pointed out, a number of them have been relieved of duty for no given reason.
“Morale is at an unprecedented low,” Boykin added, part of which is due to sequestration.
Sequestration has seriously cut back operational readiness for the military to the point where Boykin said that often they have no ammunition and are unable to conduct training because of the planned cuts.
Brady, who was a legendary “Dust Off” air ambulance pilot in Vietnam and detailed his experiences in his book, “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam,” told WND, “The problem is military people will seldom, while on duty, go on the record over such issues, and many will not ever, no matter how true. I hear from many off the record who are upset with the current military leadership and some are leaving and have left in the past.”
Brady referred to additional problems in today’s military including “girly-men leadership [and] medals for not shooting and operating a computer. This president will never fight if there is any reason to avoid it and with a helpless military he can just point to our weakness and shrug his shoulders.”
Brady made similar references in a recent article he wrote for WND in which he said “just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does. Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.”
The reference was to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS” among others.
WND reported that three of the nine firings by Obama this year alone were linked to the controversy surrounding the Sep. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the CIA special mission in Benghazi, Libya.
In one case, U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who commanded U.S. African Command when the consulate was attacked and four Americans were killed, was highly critical of the decision by the State Department not to send in reinforcements.
Obama has insisted there were no reinforcements available that night.
But Ham contends reinforcements could have been sent in time, and he said he never was given a stand-down order. However, others contend that he was given the order but defied it. He ultimately was relieved of his command and retired.
Now, new information in the Washington Times reveals there were Delta Force personnel in Tripoli at the time of the attack and two members volunteered to be dispatched to Benghazi to assist in protecting the Benghazi compound, contrary to stand-down orders from the State Department.
Another flag officer involved in the Benghazi matter – which remains under congressional investigation – was Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette. He commanded the Carrier Strike Group.
He contends aircraft could have been sent to Libya in time to help the Americans under fire. He later was removed from his post for alleged profanity and making “racially insensitive comments.”
Army Major Gen. Ralph Baker was the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, Africa. Baker contended that attack helicopters could have reached the consulate in time on the night of the attack.
“To understand the insufferable assaults on our military and veterans, who should be exempt from political squabbles but are often at the forefront of Obama threats, we need to understand the psyche of the elite in this country led by Obama,” Brady said.
“It is no accident that the president used the Obama sequester and shutdown to punish the military family,” he said. “It is part of his DNA. In fact it is in the psyche of the entire liberal/progressive establishment – the elite. President Clinton outed himself and this ilk when he declared his loathing of the military. Who could believe progressives/liberals care about veterans and military?”
Army Major Gen. Paul E. Vallely similarly has been very vocal in his opposition to the Obama administration.
Vallely said the White House won’t investigate its own officials but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”
“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”
Vallely served in the Vietnam War and retired in 1993 as deputy Commanding General, Pacific Command. Today, he is chairman of the Military Committee for the Center for Security Policy and is co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.”
Duty personnel seem to back up this concern, suggesting that the firings are meant to send a message to “young officers down through the ranks” not to criticize the president or White House politics.
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 03:36 — cvcadmin
Rear Admiral Lee displays the type of LEADERSHIP graduates of all the Service Academies are taught to emulate in their LEADERSHIP Courses over a 4 year period. LEADERSHIP traits are further brought home to all newly commissioned officers in all branches of the Armed Forces by example in the course of operations by Senior Officers and Senior Enlisted personnel. The US Military places great emphasis on LEADERSHIP, and one of the basic tenets that is instilled in all personnel is to “never leave a man/woman behind.”
Rear Admiral Lee’s discussion of the Freedom of Religion, guaranteed to all members of the US Armed Forces for 238 years in the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution, and his expression of opposition to the new Restrictive Regulations on Freedom of Religion will probably result in disciplinary action, because in the video, “he crossed the line.” If you never watch any other video on Freedom of Religion in the US Military, please watch this video, if it doesn’t affect you, nothing will. Kindly pass it on to every American citizens you know, who believes in “Freedom of Religion.”
We suspect that Rear Admiral Lee will soon be added to the long list of Flag Officers who have been inappropriately relieved of duty by Obama over the last 5 years because of his failure to knuckle under, and comply with the “Social Experiment On Diversity” being force fed to all members of the US Armed Forces. The “Social Experiment On Diversity” has negatively affected moral, unit cohesion, and Combat Effectiveness in the US Armed Forces. Rear Admiral Lee’s removal will be initiated at the White House, executed by Obama’s civilian appointees in the Department of Defense, and will be covered up by the left of center liberal media establishment.
We are counting on everyone who receives this information to help us inform the American people about what has been happening to the oppressed men and women in the US Armed Forces over the last 5 years; they have no defense against the new military regulations that restrict their freedoms and no longer protect them from sexual assaults. New Military Regulations issued by the Obama administration restrict Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, have been responsible for the sexually assaults on 14,000 young straight males in one year (read the Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military–May 2013), have changed the Rules of Engagement in combat resulting in many more deaths, and military personnel are concerned because no re-enforcements were sent to save the lives of two former Navy SEALs during the Battle of Benghazi. In light of the previous discussed issues, the stress level has been ratcheted up on active duty personnel. At least one of active duty military member committed suicide each day last year, and 22 Veterans who left active duty commit suicide every day. What the Obama administration has been doing to oppress members of the US military for the last 5 years has not been in the best interest of the defense of the nation.
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 01:06 — cvcadmin
The Free Enterprise System has prospered because US military personnel thru the last 238 years have fought to preserves our way of life, have given their precious lives in defense of liberty, and endured hardship away from their families to ensure that the American people would be able to maintain the precious FREEDOMS in the Bill of Rights that our Founding Father gave to their generation and future generations. Please click on the below listed link to listen to what President Reagan has to say about the freedoms military personnel secured for us.
The premeditated policies of the Obama administration have changed the rules in the Senate and are by his actions over the past 5 years, the occupant of the Oval Office is eroding the FREEDOM of Religion in the US Armed Forces, attempting to restrict the FREEDOM to secure & bear arms guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, the FREEDOM to select one’s own health care plan, the FREEDOM from unreasonable taxation, FREEDOM to vote & elect our representatives without wholesale voter fraud, the FREEDOM from unreasonable search & seizure of an individual’s private information by the NSA, the FREEDOM for Senior Flag Officers to support personnel “Going Into Harm’s Way” without the dispatch of re-enforcements as in the Battle of Benghazi, to guarantee the FREEDOM of the press from restrictions by the Department of Justice, and FREEDOM from the IRS to restrict conservative American organizations from participation in the political process. Unfortunately for these past 5 years, abiding by the “Rule of Law” and the US Constitution has been disregarded by the Obama administration—each American voter must demand that their representatives in Congress now hold the Obama administration’s feet to the fire when it comes to ensuring the laws of the land are adhered to.
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 04:23 — cvcadmin
Please click on the below listed link to listen to an old friend. For a brief period, he will help you receive some relief from the lies emanating from the Obama administration on the Battle of Benghazi, Obama Care, Fast & Furious, and so much more.
As the famous movie title states, how “Green Was My Valley”, it was so for all Americans when President Reagan and all the previous occupants of the Oval Office were Patriotic Americans who had the best interest of American citizens at heart, protected members of the US Armed Forces by ensuring reinforcements would be sent to Americans under attack, guaranteed Freedom of Religion in the US Armed Forces, prevented the administration appointees in the IRS from attacking conservative Americans, ensured Americans retained the Right to Secure & Bear Arms in accordance with the 2ndAmendment, and defended “The Free Enterprise System” that built the most effective economic engine in the history of mankind.
Obama’s brand of Socialism and Marxism, that he has been trying to get his 33 appointed Czars (one is a confirmed Communist) to change the nation’s 238 year old Republic to, has FAILED in ever country it has ever been tried in----in Adolf Hitler’s Germany, Benito Mussolini’s Italy, Mao Tse-Tung’s China, Josef Stalin’s Russia, Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia, Francisco Franco’s Spain, Walter Ulbricht’s East Germany, Wladyslaw Gomulka’ Poland, Alexander Dubcek’s Czechoslovakia, Ho Chi Min’s North Vietnam, Janos Kadar’s Hungary, Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania, Georgi Dimitrov’s Bulgaria, Fidel Castor’s Cuba, Khmer Rouge’s of Cambodia, Hugo Chave’s Venezuela, Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua, etc.
We hope you will share President Reagan’s light video with those in your address book who admired the Gipper and will support our efforts to protect and defend the US Constitution.
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 13:36 — cvcadmin
On Veterans Day of each year, America remembers the men and women who answered the call to duty, donned the uniform in one of the branches of the US Armed Forces, and served faithfully in far off lands and/or at home. We thank them for their loyal service in defense of the Republic, and encourage all Americans to thank a Veteran you may know today and every day.
The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness that our Founding Fathers envisioned. A Veteran is a Patriot who at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.” Many military personnel gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of the Republic, we honor them and all Veterans today and every day.
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:01 — cvcadmin
Thousands of Patriotic Veterans, from all over the country, made A historic descent on Washington DC arriving at 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to demonstrate their opposition to the Obama administration’s cruel attempt to deny American Veterans access to open air war memorials and for playing politics with Veterans and deceased Combat Veterans!! Through the below listed link you can view revealing photos that the left of center liberal media establishment will cover up to prevent the American people from knowing how deep the opposition is to the Obama administration’s treatment of Veterans, combat personnel “Killed In Action”, and the families of fallen heroes who had financial support intentionally stripped from them. In the below listed photos, you will be able to see a Veteran without legs taking down the illegally placed barricades erected by the Obama administration at the open air WWII Memorial, and see Veterans lawfully assembled to express their opposition to the anti-military policies of the Obama administration.
Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Mike Lee, Capt Larry Bailey, USN (Ret) (SEAL) of Special Operations Speaks, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, SFC/MI-ANG, (R-MI-11) an endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, Gathering of Eagles, Move America Forward, Tea Party Groups, Veterans in wheelchairs, and thousands of Veterans were at the stunningly successful rally at the open air WWII Memorial; some Veterans went on to remove barricades from the US Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial, other Veterans removed barricades from the Lincoln Memorial. Some of the metal barricades were carried by Veterans to The White House and leaned against the fence. The Obama administration reported that they fully intend to put all the barricades back up after the Veterans depart.
In order to insure the Veterans were able to attend the rally, bobtail truckers and 4 wheel vehicles participating in the Truckers Ride for the Constitution drove through Washington DC to the WWII Memorial blowing their horns in support, while individuals cheered in support. Police Officers saluted the Veterans, Park Rangers did their best to be polite & helpful, and hundreds of ordinary American Citizens helped the Veterans dismantle the illegally place metal barricades on public sidewalks and roadways that were erected by the Obama administration to prevent the freedom of assembly guaranteed to all Americans by the US Constitution.
Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/10/veterans-descend-washington-carry-barry-cades-memorials-white-house/#ixzz2hgHD63mZ
THE VETERANS DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY WILL NOT LET SOCIALIST APPOINTEES IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RESTRICT THE FREEDOMS ACCORDED TO ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND GUARANTEED TO ALL AMERICANS AND THEIR POSTERITY IN THE US CONSTITUTION!!
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 02:08 — cvcadmin
We strongly support the Million Veteran Memorial March supported by Special Operations Speaks; we encourage each of you who receive this E-mail to pass it on to those in your address book who would help generate a large turnout in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM. The Obama administration has restricted American Veterans from visiting War Memorials for the first time in 238 years; it is unconscionable. Those same War Memorials had previously been open 24 hours a day with no requirement for admittance. A Park Ranger, who was assigned along with extra manpower to erect barricades to keep American Veterans and US citizens out of national parks and from visiting War Memorial sites, told the press that they had been instructed to “make things as difficult as possible on the American people”.
The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution ratified on July 9, 1868 prevents enforcement of any law which shall abridge the privileges of citizens of the United States, and deny any US citizen equal protection under federal law. In the entire 20+ government shutdown over the past 50 years, no US President has ever resurrected barriers on public walkways or on public roads to restrict access to War Memorials for American Veterans and US citizens. Preventing US citizens from walking in open areas to view War Memorials is abridging their rights under the 14th Amendment, and by Obama giving 1203 different unions & businesses listed in the link http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2900475/posts exemptions for millions of their employees and union members from enrolling in Obama Health Care is a further violation of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, since it denies American citizens equal treatment under federal law.
The Obama administration has done the most disgraceful thing that any administration has ever done in the 238 year history of the Republic, it has held back funds from the families of 26 military personnel who lost their lives in service to their country; it is outrageous and was further action by the Obama administration to “make life very difficult for the families of military personnel.” In the previous 20 + government shutdowns over the past 50 years, no US President from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President George W. Bush has ever refused to pay death gratuities for the families of fallen military personnel like Obama has done (we were informed by Meghan Kelly that 3 days ago White House aides were informed that the families of deceased military personnel would be harmed financially—the resident of the Oval Office could have easily issued an Executive Order to helped those families), nor has any US President during past government shutdowns ever canceled payments used to cover transportation costs for the families of Combat Veterans “Killed In Action” to allow them to be present to receive the bodies of their deceased loved ones; canceling travel expenses for the families of the deceased military personnel who gave the last full measure of devotion to the Republic is creating despair, distress, and disbelief on the part of the bereaved families of those fallen heroes. (The Fisher Foundation covered the transportation costs and death benefits for the 26 families of fallen heroes that the Obama administration left twisting in the wind).
In the previous 20 + government shutdowns over the past 50 years, US Presidents have never prevented the five service academies from participating in intercollegiate athletic contests like the Obama administration has done, nor have any US Presidents ever cancelled academic classes for Midshipmen and Cadets at the five service academies as the Obama administration has done. The actions listed above taken by the Obama administration damages the moral and well-being of the US Armed Forces, American Veterans, and the bereaved families of deceased Combat Veterans; the multiple assaults on US military personnel continues, unabated, into its 5th year.
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 04:07 — cvcadmin
By clicking on the below listed link, you will be made familiar with the “Soldier’s Pledge” referred to in the recording! In the face of the current assault by the Obama administration on the US Constitution----specifically in its violation of the 1st Amendment’s Freedom of Religion for members of the US Armed Forces by Obama’s civilian appointees at DOD, its violation of the 2nd Amendment’s Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms by Obama instructing Kerry to sign the UN Small Arms Treaty that was rejected by the US Senate, and its violation of the 4th Amendment’s Unreasonable Search and Seizure by the actions of Obama’s appointees at the IRS and NSA. In the recording, you will be able listen to what a true patriotic US President believed in. President Reagan supported the Free Enterprise System, the economy was booming with 10 million new jobs, his firmness & resolve were feared by Russia & America’s enemies throughout the world who gave deference to “Don’t Tread on Me”, when all American citizens were secure because they knew their President would guaranteed the freedom of the individual, and that he would firmly protect and defend the US Constitution. The endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress listed on the Endorsement page of this Web site will continue to work in Congress to protect the freedoms our Founding Fathers accorded all Americans in the Bill of Rights, and that President Reagan ensured we all enjoyed when he was our Commander-in-Chief.
The Congressional elections of 2014 is our last hope to prevent Obama from taking control of the US House of Representatives by taking 17 House seats away from the Republican majority. The Obama administration’s foreign policy initiatives have been baffling for our NATO, Asian, and Middle East allies—over the last 5 years, because of Obama’s policy of leading from behind, and his weakness in dealing with enemies of the Republic, the sharks (Iran, Russia, China, etc.) are circling in the water. By the 2014 election, there “should” be a sufficient number of Americans who have had enough of the scandals----the IRS Scandal, the NSA Surveillance Scandal, the Fast and Furious Gun Running Scandal, the Libyan Gun Running Scandal to Supply Terrorists in Syria, the Benghazi Scandal that resulted in the death of 4 Americans, the Associated Press Freedom of Press Scandal, the Food Stamp Scandal, the flawed Obama Health Care Bill putting millions of people out of work & millions of others on part time, the Fort Hood Terrorist Massacre termed a Work Place Accident by Obama, the changes in the Combat Rules of Engagement that resulted in the death of 17 Navy SEALs and hundreds of Combat personnel, dangerous cuts in the US Armed Forces budget destroying the strength US military, restricting the Freedom of Religion in the US Military, violation of the US Senate’s rejection of the UN Small Arms Treaty by directing Kerry to sign the Treaty at the UN, enacting policies that make it easy for Illegal Aliens to perpetrate Welfare Fraud, and so much more. The above listed scandals and violations of the US Constitution are the results of the policies put in place over the past 5 years by the occupant in the Oval Office. That third rate burglary in 1972 at the Watergate that didn’t result in the death of 4 Americans, but brought President Nixon down in 1974, pales in comparison to each one of the aforementioned scandals and unlawful policies perpetrated by the Obama administration.
Over the past 5 years, the American voters have been lulled into complacency by the Obama administration’s promulgation of misleading information, and by perpetrating the ongoing cover-ups of the above listed scandals; those cover-ups have been enabled by the left of center liberal media establishment black out of the news. The Obama administration’s leftist policies are designed to replace the Free Enterprise System, which created the most effective economic engine in the history of mankind, and replace it with the failed Socialist system of government that has never worked in any country in history. We ask you to support the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress listed on the Endorsement page of this Web site, and the future Combat Veterans For Congress we will endorse over the next 13 months----they are all true American Patriots and have each sworn to protect and defend the US Constitution.
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 22:29 — cvcadmin
The below listed article discusses the makeup of the rebels forces fighting Assad in Syria; many of the rebels were armed with weapons from Libya. For over a year, the Obama administration was collecting the flood of arms in Libya taken from Gadhafi’s arsenals, the administration perpetrated another gun running operation to supply the rebels in Syria with the Libyan arms; the Libyan arms were first sent thru Qatar to Syria, then they were sent thru Turkey to Syria and delivered by a third party to the rebels. There are 1000 different rebel groups in Syria, arming those rebels thru a third party, that the US has no controls over, proved to be a very dangerous and uncertain proposition, but the Obama administration did so anyway, just as they armed the Mexican drug cartels in the Fast and Furious Operation. Because the Free Syrian Army continues to ask for the arms that the US promised to provide them with over a year ago, we know the arms delivered to Syria in the US Gun Running Operation, fell into the hands of the 10,000+ well organized Al Q’ieda terrorists or possibly the three factions which includes 30,000 radical jihadists linked to Al Q’ieda-----the Islamic State in Iraq, the Levant (ISIL), and the Muslim Brotherhood. Jabhat Al-Nusra, a radical Jihadist group, has taken over the leadership of the rebels in the eastern regions of Syria from the leaders of the Free Syrian Army; they are operating under the black flag of Al Q’ieda. There are multiple independent press reports that those rebels have been involved in beheading Christian, raping Christian women, destroying Christian churches, and wiping out entire Christian villages that Assad was protecting.
ARE HARD LLINE TERRORISTS BEING AFFECTED BY OBAMA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS INITIATIVE IN SYRIA?
Over the past year it has been reported that chemical weapons have been employed in Syria up to 13 times; who employed them in each case is still in dispute. Obama’s initial threat to fire 200 cruise missiles at targets in Syria to punish Assad for employing chemical weapons was inept; it was also offensive because it would have supported the Al Q’ieda and the Muslim Brotherhood’s military objective in their quest to take over Syria (shades of what Obama did in Libya). Putin convinced Obama and Kerry he could get Assad to turn in all of his chemical weapons, now the Obama administration has been on an aggressive public relations campaign to convince the American people that it is possible to acquire and eliminate all of Assad’s chemical weapons in the midst of the ongoing Syrian civil war. While Putin’s disarmament policy is negotiated at the UN, Putin will relieved to know that Assad will remain in power. What the American people are not being told is that it will be a logistic nightmare to locate and eliminate the tons of chemical weapons in Assad’s arsenal, and even if there were no civil war, that it would take years to acquire them, eliminate them, and would require thousands of boots on the ground to execute the policy. In addition, in Kerry’s disarmament plan there is no proposal to verify or enforce Assad’s transfer of chemical weapons. This is the latest flawed Middle East policy of the Obama administration; those knowledgeable of arms control know it will be “impossible” to collect all of Assad’s chemical weapons in the midst of the ongoing Syrian civil war, especially with 100,000 anti-Assad rebels seeking those same weapons. There have also been reports that Assad is transferring his chemical weapons to Iraq and Lebanon for safe keeping. Obama and Kerry by giving Putin the lead on the on the chemical weapons initiative have ceded vital strategic ground to the Russians and are aiding Russia in becoming the dominant foreign power in the Middle East.
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FLAWED MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND HOW IT AFFECTS HARDLINE TERRORISTS
Over the last 5 years the Obama administration has consistently demonstrated by its actions, that it does not have a long range vision or well thought out strategy for dealing with issues in the Middle East as it affects Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. The most important function of any government is to protect its National Security interests; employing the US Armed Forces to attack Syria from the air, is like Japan when it attacked the US at Pearl Harbor, and in so doing, the US would have been supporting Syrian rebel groups like Jabhat Al-Nusra, Al Q’ieda, The Islamic State in Iraq, the Levant (ISIL), the Muslim Brotherhood, and splinter radical Islamic Jihadist groups; that would not be in the best interest of the National Security of the United States. In addition, those opposing the rebels in the Syrian civil war like Assad, Iran, and Russia are also opposed to the United States’ policies in the Middle East. Therefore, the parties on both sides of the Syrian civil war are opposed to the United States and its Middle East policies.
Those who encouraged the US to get involved in the conflict in the Libyan civil war lacked the understanding that a well-organized Al Q’ieda would take over the eastern region of the Libya when Gadhafi was deposed. Those who recommended all military aide be halted to the pro-US Egyptian Military after the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohammed Morsi was crushed by the pro-US Egyptian Military, because Morsi was allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to burn 100 Christian churches, didn’t understand that our relationship with Egypt would be significantly damaged by cutting off that aide. Those who keep trying to convince the American people that the US should get involved in Syrian civil war by attacking Syria do not understand that it will result in a long drawn out conflict and the inherent risk that the US military would be helping Al Q’ieda come to power in Syria, as it came to power in Libya.
THE FUTURE MIDDLE EAST POLICIES OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
Both Saudi Arabia and Israel are concerned about how the Obama administration is following the lead of Russia in the Syrian conflict, and are concerned about Obama’s current diplomatic initiative to mend relations with Iran, thru the good offices of the Sultan of Oman, Qābūs bin Saʿīd ʾĀl Saʿīd. The concern is that initiating diplomatic relations with Iran, may result in the US turning a blind eye toward Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia and Israel are both concerned by the Obama administration’s display of weakness, while it continues to disregards Russia and Iran’s daily delivery of arms to Assad, Putin’s personal diplomatic initiative toward Iran to support Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, and of Russia arming Iran with an extensive S-300 air defense missile system. They are both concerned of Obama and Kerry’s oft repeated “empty threats” to make an ineffective US military strike with 200 cruise missiles that no one believes will ever take place.
The Obama administration should support a coordinated effort by US Middle East allies-----Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and the Emerits in dealing with the complex issues in Syria. The slaughter of 7 million civilians in Africa over the last 10 years was not our fight, the Libyan civil war was not our fight, and the Syrian civil war is not our fight.
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Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane's report
Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country's civil war.
Opposition forces have fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands
By Ben Farmer, Defense Correspondent, and Ruth Sherlock in Beirut
Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands.
The new study by IHS Jane's, a defense consultancy, estimates there are around 10,000 jihadists - who would include foreign fighters - fighting for powerful factions linked to al-Qaeda..
Another 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists who share much of the outlook of the jihadists, but are focused purely on the Syrian war rather than a wider international struggle.
There are also at least a further 30,000 moderates belonging to groups that have an Islamic character, meaning only a small minority of the rebels are linked to secular or purely nationalist groups.
The stark assessment, to be published later this week, accords with the view of Western diplomats estimate that less than one third of the opposition forces are "palatable" to Britain, while American envoys put the figure even lower.
Fears that the rebellion against the Assad regime is being increasingly dominated by extremists has fuelled concerns in the West over supplying weaponry that will fall into hostile hands. These fears contributed to unease in the US and elsewhere over military intervention in Syria.
Charles Lister, author of the analysis, said: "The insurgency is now dominated by groups which have at least an Islamist viewpoint on the conflict. The idea that it is mostly secular groups leading the opposition is just not borne out."
The study is based on intelligence estimates and interviews with activists and militants. The lengthy fighting has seen the emergence of hundreds of separate rebel bands, each operating in small pockets of the country, which are usually loyal to larger factions.
Two factions linked to al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) - have come to dominate among the more extremist fighters, Mr Lister said. Their influence has risen significantly in the past year.
"Because of the Islamist make up of such a large proportion of the opposition, the fear is that if the West doesn't play its cards right, it will end up pushing these people away from the people we are backing," he said. "If the West looks as though it is not interested in removing Assad, moderate Islamists are also likely to be pushed further towards extremists."
Though still a minority in number, ISIL has become more prominent in rebel-held parts of Syria in recent months. Members in northern Syria have sought to assert their dominance over the local population and over the more moderate rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The aim of moderate rebel fighters is the overthrow of their country's authoritarian dictator, but jihadist groups want to transform Syria into a hard-liner Islamic state within a regional Islamic "caliphate".
These competing visions have caused rancor which last week erupted into fighting between ISIL and two of the larger moderate rebel factions.
A statement posted online by Islamists announced the launch of an ISIL military offensive in the eastern district of Aleppo which it called "Cleansing Evil". "We will target regime collaborators, Shaiba [pro-Assad militias], and those who blatantly attacked the Islamic state," it added, naming the Farouz and Nasr factions.
Al-Qaeda has assassinated several FSA rebel commanders in northern Latakia province in recent weeks, and locals say they fear this is part of a jihadist campaign to gain complete control of the territory.
As well as being better armed and tougher fighters, ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra have taken control of much of the income-generating resources in the north of the country, including oil, gas and grain.
This has given them significant economic clout, allowing them to "win hearts and minds" by providing food for the local population in a way that other rebel groups cannot.
ISIS has also begun a programme of "indoctrination" of civilians in rebel-held areas, trying to educate Syria's traditionally moderate Sunni Muslims into a more hard-liner interpretation of Islam.
In early September, the group distributed black backpacks with the words "Islamic State of Iraq" stamped on them. They also now control schools in Aleppo where young boys are reportedly taught to sing jihadist anthems.
"It seems it is some sort of a long-term plan to brainwash the children and recruit potential fighters," said Elie Wehbe, a Lebanese journalists who is conducting research into these activities.
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 04:35 — cvcadmin
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