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Hamas’ objective: Get Israel to kill as many Palestinians as possible

Dr. Eowyn:

A chilling look into the psychology of Hamas terrorists.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

The Palestinian State is more fiction than real. Rather than a single state, it is split — geographically and politically — between the Fatah-ruled West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza or Gaza Strip.

West Bank & Gaza

Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and a number of Western and non-Western governments, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Jordan, Egypt and Japan.

In the present renewed military conflict between Israel and the Hamas Palestinians, Hamas has fired more than 500 rockets at Tel Aviv and other population centers in Israel. The rockets have terrorized Israelis but have inflicted few casualties due to Israel’s air-defense missile system “Iron Dome” that, according to the Israeli Army, intercepted and shot down 90% of the rockets.

Israel has retaliated in reaction to Hama’s rockets. In contrast to the ineffectiveness of Hamas’ rockets, Israeli air strikes against Gaza has exacted a death toll of more than 1300 (vs. 53 on the Israeli…

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Militia on the move in Texas to defend U.S. border against invasion of illegals – Photos

militia4Kolten Parker reports for the San Antonio Express-News (via Chron.com), July 28, 2014, that, defying warnings from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and state lawmakers, militia groups along the Texas-Mexico border have grown to more than 10 active “teams” from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley.

As you can see in the photos above and below, the militia members are carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear. They are seen at campsites, walking along the Rio Grande while speaking with Border Patrol agents, and pointing rifles and pistols out of frame.

militia2The photos of the militiamen were provided to the San Antonio Express-News under the condition that members’ faces be blurred because of fear of being identified by Mexican cartel and gang members.

Interestingly, although the CBP has said it does not “endorse or support any private group or organization from taking matters into their own hands, as it could have disastrous personal and public safety consequences,” one of the photos (below) shows a Border Patrol agent providing directions to a vehicle of armed militia members. CBP did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

militia1The militia groups, with members including Oathkeepers, Three Percenters and Patriots, began recruiting and organizing more than a month ago as national media outlets began focusing on the growing number of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the border, including more than 50,000 “unaccompanied minors,” the majority of whom actually are teen males ages 15 to 17.

Barbie Rogers, founder of the Patriots Information Hotline, which is helping organize and recruit for the militia groups, said there are 10 “operations on the ground along the Texas border” from El Paso to Laredo to the Valley. Many of the groups are stationed on ranch land with permission from the owners, she said.

The Texas militia’s operation names, according to Rogers, are: Bolinas Border Patrol, Central Valley Militia, Independent Citizens Militia, Alpha Team, Bravo Team, FOB Harmony, Operation Secure Our Border: Laredo Sector, O’Shanessy’s Team, the 77’s and Camp Geronimo.

In an interview with the Express-News last month, Chris Davis, commander of the militia’s Operation Secure Our Border: Laredo Sector, said members would secure the border in a “legal and lawful manner.” In 21-minute YouTube video that has since been deleted, Davis said: “How? You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.'”

Davis, a 37-year-old truck driver from Von Ormy, was discharged from the Army in 2001 “under other than honorable conditions in lieu of trial by court-martial,” according to a summary of his military service obtained by the Express-News.

Rogers called on Texas Governor Rick Perry to send 5,000 more National Guard members to the border and said that “if cost is an issue” then “call the militia. They will come if you call them.”

Gov. Rick Perry, who last week ordered 1,000 Texas National Guard members to the border, declined to comment through a spokesman specifically on whether he supports the militia groups but said the governor is “leading to secure the border.”

Leticia Van de Putte

Leticia Van de Putte

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio),who is running against state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) for lieutenant governor, denounced the militias in a statement, saying “pointing guns at children solves nothing. Local law enforcement and federal Border Patrol agents have been clear. The presence of these outside independent militia groups does nothing to secure the border; it only creates an unsafe situation for law enforcement officials that are protecting our communities. Unfortunately, the vile rhetoric of my opponent inspires misguided efforts.”

Here are some more photos of the border militia:

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H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield intercepts 90% of Hamas’ rockets

Dr. Eowyn:

U.S. taxpayers have “contributed” more than $1 billion in total to Israel’s Iron Dome, and around $10 billion annually on a wide range of rocket interceptors at home, about which the American people seem to know little as to their deployment or effectiveness.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

West Bank & GazaA year after Hamas’ seizure of power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007, the Palestinian State was split between Fatah in the West Bank, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

In the present renewed military conflict between Israel and the Hamas Palestinian terrorists (1) of the Gaza Strip, Hamas has not had much success with its rockets fired toward Tel Aviv and other major population centers in Israel. According to the Israeli Army, 90% of the rockets have been intercepted and shot down.

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(1) Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and a number of Western and non-Western governments, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Jordan, Egypt and Japan

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According to Barbara Ordman, who lives in Ma’ale Adumim on the West Bank, “one of the terrorists from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: ‘We do aim them, but their…

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A soldier surprises his daughter!

Staff Sgt. Michael Isbell, of Greenwood, returned from duty in Afghanistan early to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Cami Lee.

The Greenville Drive loaned Isbell a uniform and catcher’s gear and he caught his daughter’s first pitch at Monday’s game. “You know I always see these things on TV and you know I thought that would pretty nice to do something for my daughter like that,”explained Isbell.

After throwing the first pitch Cami Lee started walking toward home plate and that’s when Isbell took off his mask. She immediately burst into tears and the two embraced with a huge hug.

Isbell was deployed for 11 months and Cami Lee thought he was coming home on Saturday. He said he’ll be home for at least the next five years.

DCG

Joan Rivers Explains Israeli / Palestinian War.

Epic Joan Rant. War for dummies.

~Steve~

Angry veterans turn their backs on Obama motorcade

angry veteransOn July 17, 2014, the POS went to Delaware to discuss a bridge that was damaged by someone dumping 50 tons of soil next to it. Repairs are expected to cost taxpayers $20 million, according to DelawareOnline.com.

White House Whispers reports that a group of 25 angry veterans protested against the POS by turning their backs to his passing motorcade.

The leader of the protest, U.S. Marine veteran Martin Nicholson, told BuzzPo.com, “We feel he’s turned his back on us veterans, so we’re going to turn our backs on him as he drives by on his motorcade to show our appreciation that he does not care about us veterans.”

Referring to Obama’s aiding and abetting of the surge invasion of illegals across the US-Mexico border, another protester, John Stroud, told BuzzPo, “Take care of your own first. There are Americans that need help first. I think there are more important things you could be doing than coming to Delaware to look at a bridge.”

Instead of focusing on the protesters, whoever took the video below had his attention fixed on the POS’s motorcade.  :(

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

~Eowyn

Texas Gov. Perry deploys 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Months (actually years, since 2012) after illegal aliens began surging across the Mexico border into America’s southern states (at a rate of 35,000 a month into Texas), Governor Rick Perry is finally really doing something to stem the invasion.

Yesterday, July 21, 2014, stating that the federal government offers only “lip service” on border security, Perry announced that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border  as a “force multiplier” to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) “combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities.”

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country,” Perry said.

The National Guard troops could detain people if asked, Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said at the press conference with Perry, but they are planning to play a “referring and deterring” role by deterring cartels with their visible presence and referring any immigrants suspected of being illegally in the country to DPS.

Perry argued that the elevated response at the border by DPS personnel has already acted as a deterrent force and reduced apprehensions. That operation comes at a cost of $1.3 million per week. A state memo obtained by the McAllen Monitor, which first reported Perry’s plan to deploy the National Guard, indicates the new efforts will cost the state of Texas $12 million per month.

Perry said he expects the federal government to eventually reimburse the state of Texas for the costs it has incurred protecting the southern border.

CBS reports that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said prior to Perry’s announcement that the Obama administration has not yet received the formal request from Perry to activate the troops, but he downplayed it as a merely a symbolic measure, “What we’re hopeful is that Governor Perry will not just take these kinds of steps that are generating the kind of headlines I suspect he intended, but will actually take the kinds of steps that will be constructive to solving the problem over the long term.”

Referring to the $3.7 billion in emergency appropriations the POS has requested from Congress, Earnest said, “To be specific that means that we hope that Governor Perry will support the supplemental appropriations request that this administration put forward a few weeks ago and that that Governor Perry will use his influence with congressional Republicans in Congress an urge them to stop blocking comprehensive bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives.”

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Mouth of Sauron Joshua Earnest

To Joshua Earnest, the new Mouth of Sauron:

The United States Constitution recognizes America’s state National Guards or militias, and gives them vital roles to fill: “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasion.” (Article I, Section 8, Clause 15).

State governors have the full authority to activate state National Guards, without having to issue a “formal request” to Washington, D.C.

In the end, however, Perry’s deployment of 1,000 Texan National Guard troops to the border is merely a symbolic act that will be entirely ineffectual in stemming the Invasion of the Illegals.

H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

I love Bagram…not!

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My boyfriend spent a year stationed in Bagram and discovered the web site, ilovebagram.com . It’s where soldiers post their daily rants about life in Bagram. Although my soldier returned home from the war zone last year, we still check out the site for some laughs. Below, I present some tales of what life is like over there. (Warning, the web site has graphic language!)

ILB = I love Bagram  ILBB = I love Bagram because…

  • ILB because you never know when you are going to open a porta john and get a full frontal view of a LN standing on the seat taking a squat.
  • ILBB of this terrible stomach virus it gave me, transitioning between diarrhea and vomiting is no fun.
  • ILB because the brown splash is so much worse than the blue splash. (in the porta johns)
  • ILBB of the daily gamble I take flying my sortie in a single seat aircraft while wondering when the explosive diarrhea will strike.
  • ILBB I have lost all touch with reality….and am fine with it.

  • Because I have to move my stuff for the 8th time in 3 months.
  • ILBB I finally understand why they want to kill us. Eventually we get to leave and they are stuck here.
  • ILB because whatever is killing these birds is probably going to end up killing me if I don’t get out of here.
  • ILBB I get so bored that I am going to end up trying out the Squat Shit N Pray technique in a Portajon.
  • ILB because after being here for 12 years, we still don’t have paved roads, and a Wal-Mart.
  • ILB because even though Afghanistan is a land locked country, somehow jellyfish always find their way into the men’s showers.
  • lLB because we were winning when I left.

DCG

Non-pilot to be new commander of US Air Force in Pacific

Dr. Eowyn:

The POS’s destruction of the U.S. military continues, and Congress will not do a thing to stop it. Why? Because the new commander-nominee is a woman.

If a woman wants to be Commander of USAF Pacific, all she has to do is to be a career combat pilot. But Lori Robinson is not. Her nomination is rank politics — the Left’s ideology of Affirmative Action over competence and training.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Instead of achievement or performance criteria, the U. S. military under Obama is making personnel decisions based on political criteria of “diversity.”

The latest case in point:

Although all previous Air Force combatant commanders in active large theaters of operation — the Pacific, Europe and Central Command — have been combat pilots, for the first time, a non-career pilot has been nominated to be Commander of the U. S. Air Force in the Pacific.

She is Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson who, although she’s had more than 900 flight hours, is not a career or combat pilot.

Lt. Gen. Lori RobinsonLt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson

Rowan Scarborough reports for The Washington Times, July 17, 2014:

The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.

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Obama wants $3.7 billion for illegals, but US troops in Afghanistan now get only 2 hot meals a day

Dr. Eowyn:

H/t FOTM’s Miche

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

The Obama administration is spending $250 to $1,000 a day to house each of the illegal aliens from Central America “surging” across the Mexico borderinto the United States. That’s what Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson told the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

That’s why the Obama administration is requesting from Congress $3.7 BILLION in emergency funds for the border “surge” that began in 2012. The Daily Mail reports that only about 3% of the $3.7 billion would actually be used to strengthen border security, with the bulk of the requested funds going to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to care for the “unaccompanied children,” the majority of whom are males ages 15 to 17, according to the New York Times.

The Obama administration also awarded a $50 million contract to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) to buy the Palm Aire…

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