Scott Walker is Right, Leadership Matters More Than Expertise


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

 

Indeed Governor Walker is correct.  Obama has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is possible “To lead,” with having no leadership ability and only the experience of a community organizing thug.

The real question this election, in which direction does the voting public choose to be governed? 

 

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wrThink of a mistake that we made in international affairs. At the time that we were making it, a phalanx of foreign policy experts was standing behind it. It might be a lonely orphan idea today, but last year you could have thrown a rock at a roomful of PhD’s without hitting a single person who disagreed with it.

When the Tahrir Square protests in Egypt were in their heyday, I had trouble finding any foreign policy people who would even entertain the idea that we should continue backing Mubarak. Back then the revolution seemed inevitable. But I correctly predicted Islamist takeovers and counter-revolution that would topple them because I didn’t see international relations through the lens of a grand theory.

 

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Scott Walker’s claim that foreign policy is about leadership, not expertise, is being mocked now by media types who were relentlessly regurgitating all the expert truisms about the Arab Spring. But he’s right. Foreign policy expertise does not translate into foreign affairs competence. Leadership does.

Just ask John Kerry who has been flailing away at foreign policy for decades with all the ineptness of a drunken windsurfer in a tsunami. And no matter how many times he got it wrong, he remains convinced that this time is when he’ll get it right.

 

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Foreign policy expertise usually means someone’s secondhand pet theory and a network of contacts. The difference between war and diplomacy is that while a battle plan doesn’t survive first contact with the enemy, a theory of international relations lingers on no matter how many good people it kills.

Most of the bad ideas that were around before Chamberlain brought back “Peace in Our Time” from a bad painter named Adolf are still haunting the halls of universities and government buildings. Obama’s foreign policy renamed those same bad ideas “Smart Power” while auditioning everyone from Vladimir Putin to the Caliph of the Islamic State to fill in for Adolf.

International relations is the only theory driven policy field more overrated than economics. And it’s hard to say which bunch of bad theories has done more damage to America.

Foreign policy leadership requires being able to read people and to translate national interests into international objectives. This is a skill set that any competent manager has. The two most common mistakes made in international relations are first, a dependence on grand theory over practical goals, and second, the false assumption that the other side shares your values and priorities.

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ISIS name giving terror license to loose, growing network of offshoots


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

In marketing parlance it’s called leveraging the brand name.

 

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In reality will this allegedly new network pose a further threat to the stability of the world?

It remains to be seen if ISIS is merely loaning out their franchise name to a group of disorganized warlords and Muslim zealots who would pose little if any problem for the world with the exception of their immediate area of influence.

 

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Muslims killing other Muslims in sand land, who are terrorists believing in Sharia law serve no purpose to the world and must be dealt with according.

 

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Islamic State “affiliates” seem to be emerging at an alarming rate, giving the sense of an expanding terror network with satellites all over the world. 

But a closer look, according to analysts, shows these ISIS offshoots are likely operating without much coordination with the Islamic State core. It doesn’t make them any less dangerous, but helps explain how a group President Obama described just one year ago as “JV” has established a presence in nearly a dozen countries. 

Unlike Al Qaeda, which in its prime was operationally stronger and had a better communication network with its affiliates, the ISIS network appears more fractured.

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There is no clear-cut power pyramid beyond its head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. And a number of the affiliates existed before, only recently latching onto ISIS as the terror network grew in notoriety. 

J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman, told FoxNews.com the array of different ISIS offshoots reveals an organization “that is operationally not as close or sophisticated as Al Qaeda.” 

But he warned, even though Al Qaeda has a more “robust system of finances as well as better communication,” ISIS is quickly learning how to fund its terror network and address its operational issues.

Officials are looking at the spread of the terror network following the recent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS in Libya. While the heart of ISIS beats strongest in Syria and Iraq, terrorist cells tied to the group have popped up in 11 countries including Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt and Yemen, according to U.S. intelligence reports.

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Heart on the Line


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

It’s rather sad when one ponders the situation.

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Adding to the drama is Obama’s willful destruction of our military.

Benghazi has all but been forgotten thanks to a compliant press and the recidivist perjurer  Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Dennis B, Haney – Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

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REMEMBER THE BENGHAZI FOUR

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Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me.

Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry.

In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live on the Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston. I write novels for a living. I have never served in the military.

It had been hard enough sending my two older children off to Georgetown and New York University. John’s enlisting was unexpected, so deeply unsettling. I did not relish the prospect of answering the question, “So where is John going to college?” from the parents who were itching to tell me all about how their son or daughter was going to Harvard. At the private high school John attended, no other students were going into the military.

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The Cult of Crybabies: Captured Islamic State “Warriors” Start Crying When Captors Slap Them Around. ( Classic Video)


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

 

How funny, the vaunted killers who plan to attack the West and the U.S. around 9-11 know our foolish rules of engagement and routinely hide behind woman and children, throwing down their weapons when confronted by U.S. and coalition forces. 

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In a video that’s just too good to pass up, a series of ISIS extremists were captured by soldiers and slapped around a bit. In a bout of diminished masculinity, the Muslim militants were reduced to crybabies after finding themselves in a situation all too familiar (albeit their roles reversed).

Instead of facing their capture with dignity, the jihadists found themselves a whimpering and sniveling mess.

This is pretty ironic behavior for Muslim extremists, if you compare it to how “brave” they acted in the videos released during recent days (the executions of Foley and Sotloff). They proved themselves to be nothing more than cowards all along.

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Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq


41730_100003215851815_231263758_n 2Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

One has to have mixed emotions about Obama making any decisions regarding stepping things up with more boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State.

Hussein Obama can never be trusted on any account never mind being “In it to win it.” 

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This appears to be another opportunity for him to get in front of the cameras for the lap dog news media

In the event you missed it, please see:

Democrats at War

 

Protecting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad seems like a useless mission.  Apparently Obama failed to learn the lessons of the take over of the U.S. Embassy in Iran. 

Obama is likely trying to portray an image of not being completely useless or a co-conspirator as he likely was in Benghazi.

Let him lead the way and shed his own blood not that of our special forces.

All staff if they haven’t been already must be evacuated, if the building is destroyed so be it. 

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December 14, 2011: A U.S. flag flies in front of the Chancellery building inside the compound of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.Reuters

President Obama announced Tuesday he is sending approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and workers in Baghdad.

The White House said in a press release that the personnel will not serve a combat role, and are fulfilling a request from the State Department for more protection as the country fights an insurgency from the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

The White House said the additional personnel will be able to provide a “more robust, sustainable security force” and will allow previously deployed personnel to leave the country.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that Obama’s authorization will result in a net increase of approximately 350 military personnel. Kirby said 405 personnel will be sent to Baghdad, and 55 will leave, leading to the net increase.

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Obama’s Message to Islamic State: Behead and Crucify All, Just Don’t Get Near Our Oil or We Will Bomb You


41730_100003215851815_231263758_n 2Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Keeping Taqiyya and Kitman on the table you know in your heart Obama is a Muslim. 

I seriously question if he is interested in the oil in the region because that would indicate he cares for the United States. That is too far of a leap for this reporter to make.

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A few days ago I wrote of the heartbreaking tale of Iraqi families feeling so helpless that they were tossing their children from mountaintops, rather than see them die of thirst or be captured by brutal Islamic State jihadists.

Subsequently, I received a few comments on social media like, “Yeah that’s why Obama announced that we are going to start bombing.”

And, as promised, the bombs have started.

However, I believe it is somewhat naïve to think that the death of minority Iraqis is the real reason for the decision. After all, why weren’t we sending in the heavy weaponry as the town of Mosul was basically wiped free of all Christians?

Why now?

Well, it would seem that those pesky Islamic State jihadists are getting uncomfortably close to oilfield production of American companies.

How inconvenient.

Obama has no choice but to react.

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Pentagon: Russia firing artillery into Ukraine


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

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Let’s just say Putin is not shaking in his boots on this one. 

 

 

 

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He knows Obama is a coward and that the U.S. no longer has the ability to fight using conventional warfare as our military is been eviscerated by Obama and his followers in Washington.

 
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As hundreds of armed men surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Sunday, world leaders and Ukraine’s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military. U.S. Secretary…
 
 

The Pentagon has gathered intelligence showing that Russian troops have been firing artillery across the border at the Ukraine military.

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Lying is “Good For Business”: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Mainstream Media (MSM) are “Serial Liars”


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The powerful voices of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) exert a decisive influence on the formulation of US foreign policy.

 

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) describes itself  as “independent and nonpartisan…[and] an indispensable resource in a complex world.”

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Its website at www.cfr.org is heralded as “a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis on international events and trends.” It’s authoritative Journal Foreign Affairs “is widely considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.”

Unquestionably the CFR  is said to provide a “carefully documented” and “objective” understanding of World events including the crisis in Ukraine and the crimes committed against the people of Palestine. 

In the latest CFR blurb on Israel’s ground war against Gaza authored by Hussein Ibish, and posted on the Council’s website, prime minister Netanyahu is said to have a profound “dislike for military conflict”:

These are some of the CFR highlights concerning Prime Minister Netanyahu: the unspoken victim of what the author describes as “unpredictable politics”:

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Why Benjamin Netanyahu Has Never Liked Military Conflict

“Few in Israel seem to love him, but they do regard him as safe and reliable.

 

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His government has been sucked into a major conflict with Hamas and other extremists in Gaza,

he is at the mercy of events and other actors outside his control.

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