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OUTRAGEOUS! SPECIAL FORCES OFFICER STRIPPED OF HONORS FOR ‘KILLING ENEMY BOMB MAKER?’


There is absolutely no way to determine how many lives his split decision action saved.

It’s time that those who deemed it appropriate to strip him of the Silver Star which was upgraded to the Distinguish Service Cross, spend a few months in an active theater of operation.

 

By Dan Lamothe / Washington Post

 

The secretary of the Army is defending his decision to strip awards for heroism from a former Green Beret officer, saying the soldier demonstrated a “lack of honorable conduct” after he earned the medals.

Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn received the Silver Star in 2011 for valor in Afghanistan on Feb. 20, 2010, and was later approved for an upgrade to the even more prestigious Distinguished Service Cross. That award is considered second only to the Medal of Honor in recognizing heroism in combat.

Golsteyn was later investigated for an undisclosed violation of the military’s rules of engagement in combat — a violation related to the killing of a known enemy bombmaker, according to officials familiar with the case. The investigation closed in 2014 without Golsteyn’s being charged with a crime, but Army Secretary John M. McHugh made the rare decision to strip him of both awards anyway.

The move has been scrutinized by the media and criticized by Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), a Marine veteran who has advocated on Golsteyn’s behalf. But McHugh stood by his decision in a new letter to Hunter, saying that the senior officer who initially approved Golsteyn’s Silver Star, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, agreed with his decision.

“Every step in the process of investigating Major Golsteyn’s actions, and reviewing and subsequently revoking his valor awards has been thorough, objective and justified,” McHugh wrote in the Feb. 26 letter, obtained by The Washington Post. “The Army’s investigation demonstrated that Major Golsteyn’s service during or at the time of the distinguished act, achievement or meritorious service was not honorable, which led to the revocation of the Distinguished Service Cross.”

So, this hero is being stripped of his awards for killing an ENEMY BOMB MAKER? By killing this scumbag he saved countless lives! This is completely insane!

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Trey Gowdy’s Warning: “There Will Come a Day You Will Cry Out For Enforcement of the Law”


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

Won’t it be fantastic to have an Attorney General, Trey Gowdy who will enforce the law rather than the current one who is an enemy of the U.S. Constitution.

All it takes for this to happen is for Republicans to rise up in mass and elect the Republican candidate in mass.  This is no time to screw around as 4 million Republican Romney voters did in the last election.

As Sir Edmond Burke said, The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, and that’s just not going to happen. 

H/T Socialism is not the answer

Independent Sentinel

 

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Rep.Trey Gowdy warned Democrats Wednesday about the repercussions of President Obama’s unlawful amnesty.

“You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today,” Gowdy said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Obama’s action.

“But I’ll make you this promise,” he warned. “There will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this republic.”

“So you be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever,” he told the them.

 

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Panetta’s Memoir Blasts Obama On His Leadership, Blames Him For State Of Iraq And Syria


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

Leon Panetta is not the first of high level appointees to lower the boom on Obama.

When history judges Obama it will be as a fraud, and an occupant of the Oval office who did more harm to America and Americans than good.

Let that be cast in stone.

News Week

“Worthy Fights” by Leon Panetta Penguin Press

Though memoirs are nothing new to Washington, their contents can be particularly cutting when faulting a current president—and Obama’s been hit with a series of not-so-happy former cabinet members’ tell-all-ish books lately.

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates got the ball rolling by harshly questioning the president’s leadership in Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed with Hard Choices, where she distanced herself from Obama’s foreign policy. And now, former Secretary of Defense and past CIA Director Leon Panetta has penned the latest critique.

In Worthy Fights, released on Tuesday, Panetta describes a president that failed to properly lead on numerous occasions and that “avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities.” But beyond the Obama criticism, Panetta sheds light on decisions made within the administration, particularly regarding the Middle East.  

Panetta served as Obama’s CIA director from 2009 until 2011, and questioned Obama’s leadership from the start—he, along with others, wondered why Obama was hiring someone with such little intelligence experience for the role.

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Obama to Bypass Congress to Raise Taxes and Promote “Economic Patriotism”


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

The boy who would be king is rattling his saber making noise to distract us once again about more serious crimes he has been involved with that may well lead to his removal from office for treason.

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Let the weasel try it and find out just how pissed off the U.S. taxpayer can become.

The White House is weighing the option of moving on its own to cut tax benefits for companies who move their operations off of U.S. shores to conduct business.

 

 

 

BurgerKingEscape2WebCR-8_29_14The irony of it all, of course, isthat these same companies are leaving the U.S. because they’re tired of paying high taxes.

As Obama and his team have termed it, they are helping to “support” a company’s allegiance to the U.S. through “economic patriotism.”

Though the Supreme Court recently ruled the White House was out of line and overextending its authority on many issues, that apparently doesn’t seem to be standing in the way of Obama’s plans to act without congressional approval.

Obama has only been good at this…………

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On your dime: Federal officials fly first class, use government jets for personal travel


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

When was the last time you flew First Class? Never?

What’s up with government officials flying on our dime?

 

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Does this look like First Class to you?

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For First Class Service, one must fly abroad and preferably not use a domestic carrier but the carrier of destination.

First Class seating on American carriers is little more than more sitting room and a meal, first class it is not.

Those who fly First Class are among the Elite, the Frequent Flyer and Businessman using upgrades.

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Now we find that members of our government, elected and unelected are flying First Class, but not to worry it’s not their money it’s ours.

Under the radar: Federal officials are able to fly first class for everyday trips as a result of little transparency. As FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III (left) frequently used an executive jet purchased specifically for counterterrorism operations, according to a report last year by the Government Accountability Office.

Under the radar: Federal officials are able to fly first class for everyday trips as a result of little transparency. As FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III (left) frequently used an executive jet purchased specifically for counterterrorism operations, according to a report last year by the Government Accountability Office.

By Phillip Swarts

The Washington Times

March 23, 2014

Federal officials have no qualms flying the friendly skies in style, regularly using executive jets and other planes in the government’s fleet of 1,700 aircraft for everyday travel.

But they often don’t track how much such trips cost or the reasons why they skipped cheaper commercial flights in favor of firing up one of Uncle Sam’s aircraft.

And lawmakers in Congress — usually charged with overseeing or reining in such expenditures — have their own addiction to luxury travel with a growing tendency to fly first class.

Those findings by two separate watchdogs in Congress are the latest examples of a culture of entitlement that pervades federal spending, even in an era of supposed cutbacks and bulging budget deficits, critics warn.

“Secrecy of personal trips taken at taxpayer expense only serves to create a distrust of the federal government,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a frequent advocate of greater transparency and austerity in government.

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Sarah Palin brings down the house CPAC 2014


crew-223Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Home run!

Sarah Palin perhaps received the most applause of any speaker at CPAC. 

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Having no  apparent aspirations  to run for President in 2016 she unloaded on Obama, his administration, political correctness, John  Kerry and the water boys and girls for the press, the no longer mainstream media. 

Palin playfully offered her own, revised version of the Dr. Seuss story, “Green Eggs and Ham” that she said she now tells her son, Trig.

“I do not like this Uncle Sam,
I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their crony deals.
I do not like this spying, man.
I do not like, ‘Oh, yes, we can.’
I do not like this spending spree,
we’re smart, we know nothing’s free.
I do not like reporters’ smug replies
when I complain about their lies.
I do not like this kind of hope
and we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope.”

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – “I have never been more optimistic about the future. The best is yet to come.”

Sarah Palin ended on that soaring high note, bringing the crowd to its feet for the umpteenth time in a speech that radiated with hope and an optimism that the dawn of new era of conservatism is here.

The former U.S. vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor also offered her own version of hope and change, assuring conservatives, “This is the stirring of a great awakening. The age of Obama is almost over. The end of an ‘error.’ He is the lamest of lame ducks.”

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Democrat wants FCC to stifle Fox News


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

Who will Mike Dickinson’s message likely resonate?  The ultra left which he is trying to pander?  It’s likely he will just turn of middle of the road democrats. 

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An Obama administration plan would put government researchers in newsrooms across the country,Mike Dickinson is running on the doomed idea.

The FCC represents another gone wild attempting to abuse more power is must be defunded by the Republican lead House of Representatives.

‘They lie and distort everything to fit their opinion’

Perhaps Mike Dickinson is so out of touch with reality, that he is unaware that O’Reilly and Hannity don’t consider their programs to be hard news.

Apparently he has never watched Megan Kelly or an interview with former prosecutor Greta Van Sustreren.

Art Moore  WND
Art Moore entered the media world as a public relations assistant for the Seattle Mariners and a correspondent covering pro and college sports for Associated Press Radio.A Democrat challenging Republican House Majority Whip Eric Cantor in Virginia is urging the Federal Communications Commission to clamp down on the Fox News Channel.“Fox News does nothing but tell lies and mistruths. They have unqualified political analysts,” said Mike Dickinson in a Twitter message reported by Twitchy.com.

“We need FCC to monitor and regulate them,” he said Monday.

Dickson said in a further tweet that Fox News is an “opinion channel” and “not news.”

“They lie and distort everything to fit their opinion,” he asserted.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, Dickinson also tweeted, is no more qualified as a political analyst than a house cat.

The FCC, meanwhile, is drawing fire from the right for proposing that radio and television stations be monitored to ensure they are airing “unbiased” stories and programs.

An Obama administration plan would put government researchers in newsrooms across the country.

The stated purpose is to “identify and understand the critical information needs of the American public, with special emphasis on vulnerable-disadvantaged populations,” the FCC said.

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An FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, however, warned in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that the plan would “grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.”

Who the hell is Ajit Pai and from where does he get his authority?

Somebody needs to smack him upside the head, tell him to buff up his resume as he will be joining the ranks of the unemployed, very soon.

Gun owners like ‘little kids’

Dickinson has been feeding the Twitter fires  this week on gun control as well.

On Wednesday, he compared gun owners to children and called for guns to be titled and registered like automobiles.

“Gun owners are like little kids right now. They all the rights but none of the responsibility (sic). With rights comes responsibility,” he said.

Dickinson also wants sellers of weapons to be held responsible for any weapon used in a crime.

Entire article and his childish Tweets Below.

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Targeted thoughts by Allen West on the current “economic crisis? and ObamaCare


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

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In his short pointed piece below, former Congressman Allen West, shreds Congress and Obama for failing to uphold the Constitution and carrying on as though they were dictators.

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I’m watching the spectacle occurring on the Senate floor. They have passed the 60 vote threshold for ending cloture.

I want the American people to understand that tonight the Constitutional Republic we know as America has suffered a horrible defeat.

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Obamacare is not the law of the land. It is an edict handed down by a tyrant, not a President.
The US Senate has just voted to affirm a new precedent that the executive branch can amend law without Congressional approval, and Congress allows it.
The waivers, exemptions, and delays implemented by President Obama have delineated a separation, not of powers, but between the political elite and their cronies – and you, my fellow Americans.
This is reprehensible, and we can expect even more bad behavior from a President that continues to spit on our Constitution and in our eyes…and smile.
The incessant government spending continues with no solution for economic growth. Anyone voting for this tonight owes some explaining to Americans….but maybe not. As Obama stated, “I won.”

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