By Gary North
January 10, 2014
That was Gates’ mistake. He signed on for the two-war death watch.
Today, Al Qaeda occupies Fallujah. Yet one-third of America’s 4,500 troops who died in Iraq, died to capture Fallujah. But there is this difference: Al Qaeda had no presence in Iraq when Bush sent troops to invade in 2003. Saddam Hussein had the handful of Al Qaeda members under control.
0A frighteningly serious “urgent bulletin” issued earlier today.Via, upaces88 ::: I just got this in. I do want you to read this. You can delete it, or copy and paste it…but whatever you do, please read all of it:
A frighteningly serious “urgent bulletin” issued earlier today by certain sects within European government branches states that information has been received from main intelligence sources warning to expect a “radical change” in the government of the United States, possibly within the next fortnight, based on information they have received from “highly placed” sources within the the U.S. Department of Defense.
According to the bulletin, intelligence assets were notified by their Pentagon counterparts this past week that U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to invoke the powers given to him under 50 USC Chapter 13 to hold that various American States are now in a “state of insurrection.”
This will allow him to invoke the National Emergencies Act under 50 USC § 1621 and in turn invoke the highly controversial “continuity of government” plan for the United States allowing him, to rule with supreme powers.What is the “continuity of government” plan?
True Statesmen are Appalled by This President
Rush Limbaugh ^ | 9/5/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:32:02 PM by sheikdetailfeather
RUSH: Donald Rumsfeld, who is a true statesman, Donald Rumsfeld has served this country for decades. Donald Rumsfeld gave this country the best that he has. Donald Rumsfeld was the CEO of G. D. Searle & Company at the time they introduced aspartame, Equal, and released it onto the market, which everybody knows is an effort to poison people and turn ‘em into communists. Just kidding, Snerdley. This is what some people think.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyannounced this week he was beefing up his campaign with some top brass:more than 300 retired general and flag officers, who will serve ina consultant role onhis campaign’s military advisory panel.
Thelist, which contains more than twodozen retired four-stars, includes Gens. James Conway and Paul X Kelley, former commandants ofthe Marine Corps; Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the initial assault of the Taliban in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11,2001 attacks and oversaw the overthrow of SaddamHussein in 2003; and Army Gen. James Joseph Lindsay, the first commander of U.S. Special OperationsCommand.
A wildcard choice onthe list is retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but made astir four years earlier by pointedly declining to endorse a fellow retired Army four-star onthe Democratic ticket,, Gen. Wesley Clark.
RePost: Are Retired Military Subject To UCMJ, etc?
MILINET: Retired Military ARE Subject to the UCMJ–Lt. Gen. Bob Springer, USAF (ret.) Inbox
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Frederick W. Kagan’s “Let the Generals Speak” (May 8) wrongly claims that retired military officers are not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. All those receiving retired pay are subject to the UCMJ.
Lt. Gen. Bob Springer, USAF (ret.), Pinehurst, N.C.
Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush, responded to comments made about the Bush administration’s response to 9/11 by GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul by tweeting “The man is nuts.”
During a speech in Iowa Thursday, Congressman Paul told the thousands in attendance that the terrorist attacks in 2001 were used by the Bush administration to launch preemptive wars and pursue an interventionist foreign policy.
“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat,” Paul said. “That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”
While Fleischer contends that Ron Paul is insane for making such a suggestion, he has apparently forgotten that it was George W. Bush himself who, in the days after 9/11, gloated to his budget director, Mitch Daniels, “Lucky me–I hit the trifecta!”
While the nation reacted with shock and horror at the devastation and destruction, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld began issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement in the attacks, just hours after they took place.
The Tea Party Case for Newt Gingrich
American Thinker ^ | 11/07/2011 | Kevin Tharp
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 10:00:02 AM by SeekAndFind
The Republican Party seems to be struggling to find a candidate it can unite around. One impediment may be a mindset common among some of my fellow Tea Partiers, a false dichotomy that if you are in government you are part of the problem, and if you are not in government, you are part of the solution — whatever those problems or solutions may be.
Herman Cain says, “The folks in Washington have held public office. How’s that working out for you?” It’s a catchy comeback. But is government tenure, whether recent or not, the reality of the problems in Washington?
The biggest problem in Washington today is that we have a president who basically has no experience doing anything important or relevant. And he has surrounded himself with advisors and staff that are inexperienced as well. That’s the problem.
This problem can befall Democrats or Republicans. Let me give a Republican example. President Bush‘s first cabinet had many folks with Washington experience like Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Mel Martinez, Norm Mineta, and Spencer Abraham. All of these, except Mineta, were conservatives. Many of their replacements had no Washington experience. Most folks would agree that Bush’s second term was not as successful as his first. Experience was the difference. Next, let’s look at the recent Tea Party successes. Two of the biggest successes are Marco Rubio, who had legislative experience, and Scott Walker, who had much executive and legislative experience. I won’t belabor the Tea Party failures here. Needless to say, some of them lacked valuable experience. And what about folks in Washington who agree with the Tea Party, like Senator DeMint or Congressman Pence? They predate the Tea Party but they believe the same policies. Are they part of the problem? No, they are not.