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PENTAGON PURGE: HAGEL FORCED OUT

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

Obama Nominates Hagel For Defense Secretary, Brennan For CIA Chief

Another one bites the dust!

Add Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to the list of flag officers that Obama has purged from the leadership of the United States Military.               

Resignation in this administration means resigning oneself to the fact that they have been fired.

See Breitbart take here: “Hagel Firing Will Make Things Worse.”

The NY TIMES shows its left word tilt again by coming up with the title, “Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure,” when factually he was fired for disagreeing with Obama as the cover in the final two paragraphs of their story.

NEW YORK TIMES

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 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation was expected to be announced by President Obama on Monday. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises.

The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.

The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. (Really!)

A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.

But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that the defense secretary initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.

But Mr. Hagel’s aides had maintained in recent weeks that he expected to serve the full four years as defense secretary. His removal appears to be an effort by the White House to show that it is sensitive to critics who have pointed to stumbles in the government’s early response to several national security issues, including the Ebola crisis and the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Even before the announcement of Mr. Hagel’s removal, Obama officials were speculating on his possible replacement. At the top of the list are Michèle Flournoy, a former under-secretary of defense; Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island and a former officer with the Army’s 82nd Airborne; and Ashton B. Carter, a former deputy secretary of defense.

A respected former senator who struck a friendship with Mr. Obama when they were both critics of the Iraq war from positions on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Hagel has nonetheless had trouble penetrating the tight team of former campaign aides and advisers who form Mr. Obama’s closely knit set of loyalists. Senior administration officials have characterized him as quiet during cabinet meetings; Mr. Hagel’s defenders said that he waited until he was alone with the president before sharing his views, the better to avoid leaks.

Whatever the case, Mr. Hagel struggled to fit in with Mr. Obama’s close circle and was viewed as never gaining traction in the administration after a bruising confirmation fight among his old Senate colleagues, during which he was criticized for seeming tentative in his responses to sharp questions.

He never really shed that pall after arriving at the Pentagon, and in the past few months he has largely ceded the stage to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who officials said initially won the confidence of Mr. Obama with his recommendation of military action against the Islamic State.

In Mr. Hagel’s less than two years on the job, his detractors said he struggled to inspire confidence at the Pentagon in the manner of his predecessors, especially Robert M. Gates.

But several of Mr. Obama’s top advisers over the past few months have also acknowledged privately that the president did not want another high-profile defense secretary in the mold of Mr. Gates, who went on to write a memoir of his years with Mr. Obama in which he sharply criticized the president.

Mr. Hagel, they said, in many ways was exactly the kind of defense secretary whom the president, after battling the military during his first term, wanted.

Mr. Hagel, for his part, spent his time on the job largely carrying out Mr. Obama’s stated wishes on matters like bringing back American troops from Afghanistan and trimming the Pentagon budget, with little pushback.

He did manage to inspire loyalty among enlisted soldiers and often seemed at his most confident when talking to troops or sharing wartime experiences as a Vietnam veteran.

But Mr. Hagel has often had problems articulating his thoughts — or administration policy — in an effective manner, and has sometimes left reporters struggling to describe what he has said in news conferences. In his side-by-side appearances with both General Dempsey and Secretary of State John Kerry, Mr. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran and the first former enlisted combat soldier to be defense secretary, has often been upstaged.

He raised the ire of the White House in August as the administration was ramping up its strategy to fight the Islamic State, directly contradicting the president, who months before had likened the Sunni militant group to a junior varsity basketball squad.

Mr. Hagel, facing reporters in his now-familiar role next to General Dempsey, called the Islamic State an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” adding, “This is beyond anything that we’ve seen.” White House officials later said they viewed those comments as unhelpful, although the administration still appears to be struggling to define just how large is the threat posed by the Islamic State.

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Four absolute truths and a bonus

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

This is absolutely true, I’ve tried it and it was sent to me by my friend Dougie, in CO., and he would never lie, unless maybe he was on the herb.

  1. A girl is said to be grown up when she starts wearing a bra. A boy is grown up when he starts removing it.

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  1. We all love to spend money buying new clothes but we never realize that the best moments in life are enjoyed without clothes.

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3. Arguing over a girl’s bust size is like choosing between Molson, Heineken, Coors & Budweiser.

Men may state their preferences, but will grab whatever is available.

I haven’t verified these on Snopes, but they sound right.

BONUS:

A recent study found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

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US Labor Department grants $1.4M to help Mexico support anti-discrimination laws

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It would probably be a good idea to make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy in case your hair catches on fire when you read this posting.

LOL I can hear some of you using the “F word,” from my office.

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Why not, Obama makes sure is fascist Muslim brothers receive billions of tax payer dollars. 

 

November 19, 2014

illegal-aliens-10A youth carries national flags of the U.S. and Mexico through the streets of San Diego, during a demonstration about workers rights and immigration reform. (Reuters)

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The U.S. Department of Labor is coming under fire from some who say a $1.4 million grant to the Mexican government to support anti-discrimination laws in that country is a waste of U.S. time, money and resources.

“Is there no end to the madness?” Judicial Watch writes on its website. “Each year, Americans are forced to pay tens of billions of dollars to educate, feed, house, incarcerate and medically treat illegal aliens – most of them from Mexico – in the U.S. and now we’re sending cash south of the border for a cause that’s hardly ours to fund.”

The goal of the grant, according to the Department of Labor, is to increase compliance with the expanded protections against labor discrimination under Mexican labor law, with a specific focus on combating gender discrimination, forced pregnancy testing, sexual harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

“Countries like Mexico are making welcome progress in reforming laws to better protect workers from discrimination and harassment based on gender or sexual orientation,” Carol Pier,  deputy undersecretary of labor for international affairs, said in a written statement announcing the grant. “This project will support the Mexican government’s efforts to more effectively enforce such non-discrimination provisions of the Mexican Federal Labor Law Reform of 2012.”

“Is there no end to the madness?”- Judicial Watch

Much of the money will go toward improving enforcement by labor inspectors in Mexico, increasing employer participation in government social compliance programs and raising public awareness of the recent legal reforms on labor discrimination.

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EXCLUSIVE: Got him! Jihadi John is ‘wounded in US airstrike that killed 10 top ISIS commanders at secret bunker meeting in Iraq’

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It’s too bad Jihadi John was not killed in this air strike but great that ten other Islamic State leaders were.

This is a breaking story and it can’t be said with certainty that Jihad John the butcher wasn’t also killed in the strike.

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Expect far more pressure when the Republicans are sworn in on January and take charge of Defense Appropriations and Defense Intelligence Committees.

  • Jihadi John was in a bunker in northern Iraq with the leader of ISIS
  • A US airstrike destroyed the bunker, killing an estimated 10 ISIS leaders 
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to have been injured in the airstrike
  • The Foreign Office confirmed they are investigating reports the injuries 
  • A nurse claimed one of the men was the man who ‘slaughtered journalists’

Great footage from the air of the bombing of the compound below.

Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office.

The masked ‘executioner’ with a London accent is believed to have narrowly escaped death when he attended a summit of the group’s leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last Saturday.

The meeting was targeted by American and Iraqi jets.

The US Air Force attacked a bunker where Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Jihadi John were meeting in Iraq

‘We are aware of reports that this individual [Jihadi John] has been injured, and we are looking into them,’ a Foreign Office spokesman told The Mail on Sunday.

This newspaper has received an independent account of how Jihadi John was injured and rushed to hospital after a devastating air strike in Al Qaim, in Anbar Province, Western Iraq.

The Foreign Office spokesman added: ‘We have a number of sources of information coming in.

‘The incident occurred last weekend, and so we have received the reports in the last few days. We don’t have any representation inside Syria, and so it is difficult to confirm these reports.’ leaders behind beheadings, stonings and the murder.

The Foreign Office also issued an official statement saying: ‘We are aware of reports. We cannot confirm these reports.’ A spokesman for US Central Command said they were unable to confirm the details for security reasons.

The joint US-Iraqi mission left at least ten IS commanders dead, and around 40 injured.

Those reportedly hurt included IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

But until now, Jihadi John’s presence at the meeting has not emerged.

It is also not known whether Jihadi John was intentionally targeted or merely happened to be present.

The secret, heavily guarded meeting took place last Saturday in a makeshift underground bunker beneath a house in Al Qaim. At least 30 tribal elders from various parts of Syria and Iraq gathered to pledge allegiance to Al-Baghdadi, according to our well-placed Syrian source. He said Jihadi John, as a senior IS figure in his own right, who goes by the nomme de guerre Jalman Al-Britani, was also present.

Sources claim that Jihadi John, pictured, was injured and rushed to hospital following the surgical airstrike in Iraq which killed ten ISIS commanders, the killer, who has a London accent, murdered Steven Sotloff.

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Proof that things were better in the “Old Days” for the sexually active

crew-2231By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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In anticipation of the old news below, I’ve just purchased a case of

WD-40.

 

 

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Seriously, who wouldn’t want their old tool to “Slide in and out with ease?”

“Better penetration is certainly a plus.” and who wants a “Rusty tool,” in the first place?

Available in all stores that carry WD-40 for women before thanks giving.

Sheriffs Plan Massive Opposition to Obama’s Executive Amnesty in Washington

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
It’s not to difficult to envision the failed consequences of the attempt by the sheriff’s to bring Obama to his senses.
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Obama would likely be just fine with a second revolutionary war, his legacy as a “Failed leader,” firmly carved in stone.
Would he use such an event to declare himself “Our ruler,” for a third term?  If so, watch out for hot flying lead.
 

In light of Barack Obama’s defiance to institute amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens in America, following his public spanking on Tuesday, constitutional sheriffs from across America are planning a massive meeting in Washington to oppose his usurpation of power.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson sent out a letter recently which called on sheriffs to descend on Washington on December 10 to meet with congressmen and encourage them to secure the border and oppose Obama’s executive action regarding amnesty. The meeting will occur just days before the existing government funding bill expires.“Never before in our nation’s history has it been so important for the American sheriffs to stand united and speak with one voice to secure our nation’s borders,” Hodgson wrote.

“No longer can we sit idle while the inaction of our Federal Government marginalizes our ability to preserve public safety, enforce our laws, and protect the Constitutional rights of all who legitimately reside and work in our communities.”

“As a fellow Sheriff, and someone who shares a common mission and obligation to defend the public safety and national security concerns of our citizens, I am respectfully asking that you join me and our brother and sister Sheriffs on December 10, 2014 in [sic] at the United States Capitol to encourage immediate action by Congress and the Administration to pass legislation that will secure border security once and for all,” he added.

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Beijing sees Obama as a weak leader in the autumn of his final term

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 Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

d3e4fee337ebfa2c640f6a706700589fObama will find he will have very little refuge anywhere he goes once he is finally booted out of the Oval Office.

Like the majority of Americans, our enemies and allies have no respect for the loser whose actions further destabilized a very dangerous world.

If he chooses to stay in the U.S. he will receive hoots and jeers from real Americans.

*Advice: Move back to Chicago or Kenya, (same thing), and he will likely do fine. 
With Obama’s lust for power he’d probably run for president of Kenya.
China is no refuge from Obama’s woes

Will a weakened Mr Obama have better luck with China? The answer is not necessarily “no”.

With the exception of North Korea, China’s neighbours are clamouring for a stronger US presence in the region. As the quip goes, Mr Xi talks like Deng Xiaoping – who opened China to the world – but acts like Mao Zedong, the imperial strongman.

Countries that were once wary of military ties with the US, such as Vietnam, India and the Philippines, are now openly courting it. Mr Obama’s pivot means 60 per cent of America’s military resources will be deployed in the Pacific – against the old 50:50 split with the Atlantic.

Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global stage. Barack Obama is no exception. Following last week’s drubbing in the US midterm elections, he lands in China on Monday for a summit with Xi Jinping. He is unlikely to find Beijing more pliable than Washington DC.

As time goes on, it becomes ever harder to separate his domestic weakness from his global standing. Even the tone is spreading. “US society has grown tired of [Obama’s] banality,” China’s semi-official Global Times said last week.Mr Xi is too polite to put it like that.

Yet there is no mistaking which of the two is on the way up. In his first year in office, Mr Obama offered Beijing a “G2” partnership to tackle the world’s big problems.

China spurned him. Mr Obama then unveiled his “pivot to Asia”. China saw it as US containment and reacted accordingly.

Its defense spending today is almost double in real terms what it was when Mr Obama first visited China in 2009.

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Over the same period, the US military budget has barely kept pace with inflation.

Watch that change as Republican’s now controlling the Senate put forth legislation that Harry Reid refused to bring to the Senate for a vote.

Should Obama fail to sign said legislation, it will be just one more nail in his coffin and one of a thousand things to have helped destroy his legacy  as the worst, most corrupt “Leader,” in United States History.

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Obama’s One-Word Response To Republican Domination Sums Up The Feelings Of Dems Everywhere

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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What’s that far away look in his eyes?  Being so completely out of touch with reality could it be….-3

Obama and his cabal are still in shock after yesterday’s blood bath where Republicans trounced, Obama, his followers and his policies.

It’s time for Obama to be held accountable.
Barack Obama’s view of the elections that swept Republicans to decisive control…

NEW YORK TIMES

Norvell Rose — November 5, 2014
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If the New York Times is to be believed, Barack Obama’s view of the elections that swept Republicans to decisive control of a once Democrat-dominated Capitol Hill is “irritation.”

Mr. Obama’s irritation became clear when he said publicly that even if he was not on the ballot, his policies were, a comment that Republicans gleefully wrapped around the necks of their Democratic opponents.

The Times article offered the Obama viewpoint that the electoral map was stacked against him, making Democrats underdogs from the start. So, despite, the unmistakable fact that his own party kept him off the campaign trail, the president’s political fortunes — at least in the eyes of the golfer-in-chief — were somewhat pre-destined and out of his control.

In the wake of the GOP victories as they became crystal clear on Wednesday morning, social media erupted with snarky reaction to Obama’s outlook as revealed in the New York Times article — especially the section that said Obama did not feel “repudiated” by the results of an election that he, himself, had nationalized and cast in his own image.

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Food Stamps Crisis Ignored in Nearly 98% of Network Stories

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Obama Bullshit Decoder Ring

 

Talk about Media Cover Ups and Government Lies, this is predictable  or disgusting depending on your point of view.

Of course the people in the video below vote. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it?

The American food stamps program has experienced “unprecedented” and “unsustainable” growth under President Barack Obama according to experts, but the broadcast news media have virtually ignored this bad news this election year.

The three broadcast networks would rather not remind voters that a record number of Americans received food stamps under the Obama presidency, or that more than 46 million Americans have been on food stamps for 35 straight months. While Obama has said that “every single one” of his policies is “on the ballot” this fall, the media have worked hard to protect him from bad news, especially if there can be any connection.

foodstampsWhen it came to food stamps, the networks deflected concerns away from “the Obama administration’s failed economic policies,” according to Tad DeHaven of libertarian think tank, Cato Institute. DeHaven did not blame Obama solely for the problem. He was frank about the role of Republicans in expanding the food stamp program in 2002, but also explained the program was supercharged by a 2008 bill in the “Pelosi Congress” and again by Obama’s stimulus bill and has been exacerbated by the “sluggish economy.”

“Thus, it’s fair to hold up the increase in food stamps usage as being emblematic of the Obama administration’s failed economic policies,” DeHaven concluded.

Official data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that the U.S. government’s food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), grew dramatically in terms of both enrollment and spending since Obama took office. But ABC, NBC and CBS news programs didn’t mention these facts between Oct. 1, 2013, and Oct. 27, 2014, failing to raise any concerns regarding SNAP in nearly 98 percent of stories (47 of 48).

These networks also completely neglected to ask whether there could possibly be any connection between the 46 million Americans who received $76.1 billion through SNAP and what The Heritage Foundation called Obama’s “failed war on poverty” and purposeful “expansion of the welfare state.”

snapInstead, the media preferred to vilify conservatives when discussing food stamps. Rather than highlighting Obama’s economic track record, the popular approach was to find ways of blaming conservatives, like for purportedly perpetuating “low wages.” They attacked conservatives for proposing so-called “spending cuts” to SNAP, and for driving “more than half” of fast-food workers to food stamp dependency by not agreeing to minimum wage hikes.

What the Media Said (And Didn’t Say)

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