Tuesday, December 29, 2009

National Security Administration: Shaken Babies

  I certainly hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and this coming New Year is much better than last.

  On Christmas day a plane was flown into Detroit with a Nigerian terrorist who attempted to ignite a substance designed to blow the plane out of the sky.  Instead he burned what little existed of his groin region into oblivion before passengers quickly subdued him.  The pilot accelerated the plane and made an emergency landing in Detroit where the terrorist was quickly taken into custody.

  So here we are almost 9 years after the 9/11 tragedy.  On Big O's first day in office he signed one of his first executive orders weakening Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-signs-executive-order-amend-executive-order-13462) and there have been many other reversals of Bush administration security polices as well.  HSS Janet Napalitano juxtaposed herself before the president was even able to make a statement.  First she said it was a terrorist attack then she retracted saying it was a segregated incident.  Today Big O made time for his usual television appearance only 72+ hours after the threat and did just about everything but bring out his Muslim prayer rug.  Advocating his usual spinelessness he went on to tell America how this was an isolated incident and Muslims helped change America.  His entire staff must have been shaken as babies if they supplied him with any credible information amounting to that conclusion. 

  The best part is that his staffers woke him immediately after hearing of his Nobel Prize, but when there was a National Security Threat they waited almost 4 hours to awaken the vacationing Big O!  This administration has about as much organization and accountability as a drug addicted bum.


Monday, December 14, 2009

From Gitmo to Illinois.

  As if the detention center at Guantanamo Bay also known as Camp X-Ray wasn't plush enough.  The corrupt, celebrity in chief has ordered the terrorists moved to a brand new prison in Illinois.  Now I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist but isn't it kind of funny that Obama is closing Gitmo and moving terrorists to his home state?  Not only that he's claiming to create or save over 3000 jobs in the process?  Really?  What prison in America employs 3000 plus workers?  I guess if you count the inmates as workers you could come up with such a number.

  Not only does this move, like the move to try terrorists in New York give them what they want; it brings the threats directly back to American soil.  New York and rural Illinois now have nice big targets painted on them.  The terrorists will be not only afforded creature comforts like a soccer field, two hours of recreation per day, computers and education; they'll also get a $50+ food allotment per day.  Compare this to the 1 hour or less a day recreation, $2.45 a day food allotment, sparse technology access and grade school education most inmates get currently in state prison.  I'd have to say terrorists get it pretty good under this administration.  Its no wonder Cubans have been running towards Gitmo instead of building primitive rafts to make the 90 mile trek to the Florida coast.

  This may just be perhaps the most corrupt and out of touch administration in the history of the United States.  Mr. Obama, you make Richard Nixon's crimes laughable compared to the crimes you have committed not only against the Constitution but against the American people. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

America: I hear toilets flushing...

    The sound of toilets flushing on capitol hill isn't usually something you can hear anywhere but the bathrooms within those buildings.  We can now thank the elected officials in Washington for making that sound something heard across the country.  Each time one of Obama's cronies opens their mouth you can hear the sound of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the principals upon which this great nation was founded being flushed down the toilet.

  Over the last months and weeks our rights are being systematically taken away from us.  It seems there are very few people speaking up and the few of us that do are chastised as radicals or racists.  Never in the history of this America have we had such a weak and corrupt government.  The president has propagated so many lies and so much corruption that he has become almost eloquent at it.  The world is laughing at us as Obama  embarrassingly bows to political leaders showing weakness while he thinks the world sees him as a savior.  Iran, North Korea and Syria are building up nuclear stockpiles.  Russia is returning to cold war military strength.  China all but financially owns America.  Scarier than all of those put together is the way the president thinks of and treats our troops. "you guys make a great photo op!"

  Five of the terrorists responsible for 9/11 are now scheduled to be tried in a civilian court in New York.  The very city that suffered the most loss will now play host to the barbaric extremists that took thousands of lives on that same ground only eight years ago.  As if that isn't enough, they will be afforded the rights of an American citizen under the Constitution in a civilian court of law.  Attorney General Holder, Mayor Bloomberg and every other imbecile that supports this has completely lost touch with reality.  We have returned to a pre 9/11 mentality and that is not only going to prove dangerous, but deadly.  I hate to have such a pessimistic vision of our future but as our guard is all but gone its best to mentally prepare for the worst and hope for the best...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Health Care Reform: Keepin' It Stealth!

  Earlier this year we canceled the F-22 Raptor program which is the most advanced stealth fighter and the only 5th generation fighter in the world.  Why?  Because it was too expensive!  God forbid we keep our nation safe with the latest and most advanced military technology in the world.  There are more important things like all the people dying in the streets because of our horrific health care system.

  Late Saturday night the House passed the Health Care Reform Act.  This is the latest in stealth technology since it cost much more than the Raptor program and nobody even saw it!  Remember when Pelosi said the final version of the bill would be posted online for 72 hours so Americans could view it?  Well in typical liberal fashion she quickly took that back and made sure a vote would get done on Saturday night after a mere 200 or so amendments were also added to the bill.  So just like a stealth fighter, we heard about it but never got to see it before the bombs were already dropped.  Keep in mind that this bill was another emergency that needs to be passed right away or millions would continue to suffer!  Just like that stimulus bill that would keep the unemployment rate below 8.5%...

  Last week there was a horrible shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.  An Army Officer who just happened to be Muslim decided it would be a good idea to start killing soldiers that were about to deploy to Afghanistan.  He was scheduled to deploy as well but since 2001 has spoken out and been an advocate against both wars.  Its also been reported that he has tried to contact Al Qaeda so he could join the great ranks of those holy warriors of Islam.  Political correctness needs to stop now.  We face a clearly defined enemy and that is  Islamic terrorists.  I once observed two Middle Eastern men wearing dark sunglasses and acting strange in a security line at an airport.  Between them and myself was an old woman who was barely able to walk with her cane.  These men passed through the checkpoint without question or even a second look and the probably 70 or older year old woman was taken aside and searched.  This occurred in 2003 so I can only imagine how much less attention would be paid to a suspicious person now for fear of someone crying race profiling.

  President Obama seemed to be a bit upset that the attack at Fort Hood happened since when he was speaking at a Native American Council meeting it took him an entire 5 minutes into his speech before any mention of the tragedy at Fort Hood.  He was too busy introducing people, thanking people and then the expression of disgust that he had to stop something on his busy agenda to mention a tragedy.  Then again why would he care about the men and women in uniform, hes left them hanging in Afghanistan for months while he plays.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Recession is Over! ...or not

  Yesterday the propagandist in chief (Obama) and gaffe-aholic (Biden) were quick to claim that the recession was officially over due to a slight increase in GDP last quarter.  The markets responded quite well to this news and the news that Friday they would announce over a million jobs have been saved or created by the $700+ billion dollar spendulus bill with the documents to prove it!

  Well here we are on Friday realizing that yet again the White House played a trick and our treat wasn't so nice.  The Associated Press reported that the administration basically lied about the numbers they claimed on jobs.  Biden, this afternoon said; that over a million jobs have been created or saved yet earlier today the Recovery.gov website had listed only 30,000 jobs created or saved as of 10/15/2009.  Shortly after Biden opened his pie hole that number quickly changed to 640,329 as of 10/30/2009 on the website!  I'm really starting to believe Obama does have God like powers, in a matter of minutes he made 610,329 jobs appear on that very same site.  Then again, if you are going to pull numbers out of thin air at least keep up with your own lies and post the 1 million plus number that Biden claimed.  So what was the outcome of all this?  A massive sell off on Wall St. causing the DOW to tumble 249 points with traders saying Monday will be even worse.  How could this happen?  Well lets just say that I think people are starting to finally realize that nothing the White House announces regarding the economy has any truth to it.

  I said months ago that the market would pick up and tank even worse than March.  Hopefully I'm wrong but I am far from convinced the worst is over...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Somali Pirates: A Simple Solution

  Remember Richard Phillips, the American Captain captured by Somali pirates back in April?  How could we forget, the entire nation was glued to their televisions awaiting news of his fate.  In dramatic and heroic fashion a team of Navy SEAL snipers were dispatched then simultaneously shot and killed the pirates holding him captive aboard a life boat.  Seeing this as his first international crisis, Obama quickly took credit for giving the go ahead to take out the pirates.  Little do people know that he had absolutely nothing to do with that order, it was given to the SEAL team by SECNAV (Secretary of The Navy) when they were dispatched.  Yet again Obama holds true to the administration's mantra of "never waste a good crisis".

  Since April we have increased our presence in the waters off of the African coast along with other NATO nations and even the Russians.  Thats all well and good but quite frankly a useless strategy for patrolling hundreds of thousands of square miles looking for boats that are sometimes no more than 20ft in length.  I don't disagree with having the ships there but I do think the only ships there should be those with special operations forces and aircraft on the ready.  Steaming around looking for suspicious vessels or waiting for a call for help just seems like a waste of time and resources given the scope and size of the area.  We have the most advanced military in the world and by far the most superior Navy.  So how are we using this to our advantage?  We aren't.  As of now its patrol, board suspicious vessels and wait for a distress call.  The strategy needs to be more proactive and utilize the technology we have to our advantage.  Fly unmanned drones over the base camps of the pirates or set up an air combat patrol zone over the coast of Somalia and bomb the homes and bases they operate from.  Sadly this will never happen solely because this administration is as gutless as Clinton was.

  We left Somalia in 1993 after the Blackhawk Down incident, with our tails tucked between our legs.  Instead of finishing the mission, we packed up and left because Clinton didn't want anymore bad public relations from the conflict.  The images of that soldier being dragged through the streets on CNN were enough to put a scare and rage into anyone, but even more reason to stay and get the job done.  By leaving Somalia it has allowed the country transition even deeper into a terrorist and pirate breeding ground.  I can say with a fair amount of certainty that if we had completed the mission there, the problems we are currently facing wouldn't be as severe.

  As of yesterday a British couple are being reported as kidnapped by Somali pirates.  The news is still thin as there haven't been any communications or ransom demands of yet.  But here we are again, scrambling to find this poor couple when this may have just been prevented by playing offense instead of defense.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the couple and their family.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Afghanistan: Obama's Vietnam

  Now the title may be misleading and some of you are saying to yourselves "Afghanistan is nothing like Vietnam, we lost so many more troops in that war" and to a degree you are right.  We haven't lost 50k plus soldiers in Afghanistan and I certainly hope the total of both there and Iraq never come close to that number.  Mr. Nobel Prize has done one thing to turn this war around in Afghanistan and ONE thing only; dictate a war from Washington ignoring commanders on the ground in the combat zone.  He was in Florida last week pleading with troops to be patient while he makes the decision weather or not to listen to his General's suggestions for a strategy and troop increase.  Frankly I felt bad for those men and women in uniform that had to listen to him make more excuses for his incompetence.  Find me one Marine or just about any service member that doesn't want to just get the job done and defeat our enemies by any means necessary.

  I'd say the vast majority of my generation knows little or nothing about the Vietnam war other than a lot of people died or they're parents got really stoned.  What they don't know is that we were there cleaning up after the French.  They certainly don't know the main reason so many troops died was because Washington told the Military where they could and couldn't strike, contrary to the recommendations of the Commanders in theater.  Now Mr. Obama finds himself at the helm of another toy, our military.  He is second guessing Commanders, some of which HE appointed.  In the meantime, unbeknown to him; there is no Pause button in war.  People die, insurgents gain ground and the forward progress we were making is gradually erased on a daily basis.

  Long Binh and Bien Hoa were battles fought during 1968 in Vietnam are forgotten in today's modern school of warfare but should serve as a lesson.  Outnumbered and outgunned the U.S. troops were able to win those battles because their Commanders allowed them to fight a war properly without politicians being involved.  They raided churches, holy sites and used massive tear gas attacks to flush out the enemy.  Troops were allowed to destroy the enemy at any cost and win what is today referred to as the first Tet Offensive.

  Our current military doctrine and rules of engagement now reflect a more politically correct stance.  Places of worship are strictly off limits and the famous order "do not fire until fired upon" no longer hold true.  This administration has taken the ROE's to a whole new level by basically only allowing troops to engage an enemy once permission has been obtained through almost the entire chain of command unless otherwise specified.  The call for reinforcements has up until this point been ignored by the White House.  Of all the negative effects Obama's change has brought to our beloved America, this is the most troubling.  Shame on you Mr. President for yet again disrespecting the men and women in uniform that fight for the very freedom which you abuse.