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Dan Rather Attacks War Supporters Who Don’t Send Own Kids To Fight

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Newsbusters: Dan Rather, former anchor of the CBS Evening News, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to harshly criticize those in Congress calling for the U.S. to take military action against the terrorist group ISIS.

Speaking to anchor Brian Stelter on Sunday, August 24, Rather proclaimed that he will only listen to those who advocate boots on the ground “if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums.”

The disgraced former CBS anchor began his rant by declaring that regarding ISIS “the war drums have been beating along the Potomac for some little while, accentuated in recent weeks and now in recent days.” Rather continued by insisting on the need to “do something about ISIS” but slammed those calling for direct military intervention:

“My first question to anyone who is on television saying, we have to get tough, we need to put boots on the ground and we need to go to war in one of these places is, I will hear you out if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums. If you aren’t, I have no patience with you, and don’t even talk to me.

As the segment continued, Stelter lamented that individuals would dare call for using U.S. resources to destroy ISIS and turned to a familiar liberal talking point, the Iraq War:

“It worries me that I hear so many more voices on television that are advocating for action than I do hear voices of people who are trying to push on the brakes, push on the brakes. And it is somewhat reminiscent of 2002 and 2003 in the run-up to what was a, of course, much, much bigger U.S. military action in Iraq than anything that is being contemplated now.”

Unsurprisingly Rather, who was fired from CBS for running a fake attack story on President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard, eagerly agreed with the CNN host to close out the segment:

“We have a lot to answer for about what we didn’t do and what we did do in the run-up to the war in Iraq, which I think history will judge to be a strategic disaster of historic proportions. We journalists, including this one, we didn’t ask the right questions. We didn’t ask enough questions. We didn’t ask the follow- up questions. We did not challenge power. And I am concerned that, once again, as the war drums begin to beat and get louder and louder, that there will be a herd mentality of saying, well, we have to go to war in Syria, we have to go to war Ukraine.”

Here’s a couple of questions for Mr. “Fake But Accurate”:

  • Aren’t soldiers who sign up adults who can decide for themselves if they want to serve?
  • Are parents forced “send” their children to war?
  • What about the people who don’t have children? Are they not allowed an opinion?

Here’s a story Mr. “Fake But Accurate” won’t share with you: When my soldier was in Afghanistan, he and other soldiers had to go outside the wire. The reason? Mr. “Fake But Accurate” had left a bag at Kabul and needed it brought to him. The number of children who risked their lives to retrieve his bag?

  • My soldier and his gunner
  • Six US soldiers who drove MRAPs (one in front and one behind of my soldier’s vehicle)
  • Rather’s two assistants
  • The CBS employee who drove the bag from Kabul for the rendezvous

So I ask you, Mr. “Fake But Accurate”, how many children’s lives did you risk when they had to go outside the wire to retrieve your precious leather bag? Answer: NONE OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN.

Sanctimonious jerk.

DCG

P.S. My soldier jokes about retrieving Rather’s “shorts”.

P.S.S. The assistants kept insisting it was his Viagra that was in the bag :)

Obama admin turns to Twitter crowdsourcing for foreign policy

Dr. Eowyn:

With its vast bureaucracy staffed with well- and taxpayer-paid officials, with any number of good minds in think tanks and universities to call on, the POS’s State Department sent a tweet to the Internet asking for our “thoughts” — in no more than 140 characters! — on how to make a better foreign policy. Do we need more evidence of Obama’s and Kerry’s utter cluelessness and incompetence?

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

POSYesterday, in a press conference at the White House, Barack Obama admitted  he doesn’t have a plan or strategy for defeating Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action.

Obama said about IS, “We don’t have a strategy yet.We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”

At the same time, Obama also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine, insisting that “I consider the actions [of Russia] we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what we’ve seen for months now.”

Despite that, U.S. Army troops from the 1st Cavalry Division have been deployed to NATO’s eastern border, bringing with them battle tanks that only 5 months ago had all been removed from Europe.

The latest:

The State Department today actually sent out a tweet, with no particular…

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Former CIA agent and Obama critic Jim Garrow arrested in Canada

The long arm of President Ebola extends all the way across our northern border into Canada.

Dr. Jim Garrow is the Christian founder and executive director of The Bethune Institute, a charitable organization dedicated to advance education in China via teaching English, giving free books to poor Chinese, and medical scholarships. Through its branch organization, The Pink Pagoda, the institute also rescues baby girls from infanticide  in China, and finds homes for the unwanted girls. Dr. Garrow is credited for saving the lives of over 50,000 Chinese girls for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Last year, Garrow told the world (via Alex Jones’ radio, Glenn Beck, and other conservative media) that Obama’s U.S. military was purging top brass using a “litmus test” of sorts. High-ranking military officials were being asked “Would you fire on an American citizen?,” and if one answered no, you would be fired.

A week after his whistle-blowing, on the Oct. 6 Now the End Begins Internet radio program, Garrow claimed that he had been a covert CIA agent but was fired by none other than Obama himself because of his disclosure.

Then Garrow made another bombshell of an announcement — that he knows Obama had ordered the hits that killed Tom Clancy and Andrew Breitbart. (Read more here.)

Although Garrow lives in Ontario, Canada, that hasn’t stopped Obama’s goons from retaliating.

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Agenda 21 Radio reports that on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, Dr. Jim Garrow, the former CIA agent of 45 years, was arrested at his home in Ontario, Canada.

In a message to Agenda 21 Radio Dr. Garrow stated:

“When I arrived home from the Infiltration Tour I unloaded my camper trailer and discovered a pistol in a Ruger bag with ammunition and a gun lock. I called my Son in Law Chris Neilsen who is a cop and he came over and had a look at it. He told me that it is a restricted weapon like one he had to turn in. I asked what they are worth on the black market and he told me an amount that floored me. He didn’t ask me where it came from oddly enough. My wife and I went for a ride on our Goldwing and when we got back the cops arrived and arrested me. They took my passport and kept me in jail for 5 hours. I have 4 charges against me. This was all a set up.

When contacted by Agenda 21 Radio Dr. Garrow stated that the gun did not belong to him and it was an obvious ‘plant’.

This is what Garrow wrote on his Facebook page:

Valerie and Bathhouse Barry must have had a great laugh today. I was greeted by my local police department who had been informed that I was in possession of illegal firearms. As you remember I just returned from my eastern swing of the “Infiltration Tour”. Guess what was in my camper? A a snub nosed pistol considered to be a restricted weapon in Canada. I showed it to my son in law and low and behold he turned it and me in to the local police. I now know how the Nazis got collaborator jews like George Soros to turn in his own people. 4 different charges have been filed against me and I spent the last 5 hours locked in a jail cell. I am now restricted to staying in my Province, no more Infiltration Tour. Folks may remember that I zoomed home as a result of my daughters serious concussion (she is gradually showing some improvement) and it was her husband who turned me in to the local police. He never asked me how I got the gun that I showed him. I had made a comment about them being valuable on the black market but he showed no interest in learning where I had found it. Rather than ask questions he took the gun to the local police and had me arrested and charged. Little did he or whoever slipped it into my camper know that they were doing Gods bidding.

But let us look at this from the spiritual perspective. Paul went to jail charged falsely with treason and he counted it “all joy”. He encouraged us to be joyful in affliction. Staring at the wall in my cell and praising God took on a whole depth of meaning for me this evening and I must admit that my spirit soared. I understand Paul and what he was saying, I get it. I am falling asleep as I write this but am praising the Lord for his guiding hand in it all.

On Aug. 27, Garrow reported on his Facebook about more messing, this time by Skype:

I learned today that folks have not been able to call me using skype. It turns out that skype arbitrarily and without my permission changed my skype call number from drjgarrow to jim garrow. I was not notified of the change and of course now all my contacts do not know how to get hold of me through skype.

I would appreciate it if folks would continue to try to get me on drjgarrow rather than what I had not chosen jim garrow. I have used drjgarrow on skype and as my email address for decades. Not a nice thing to have lost all those contacts.

I hope Dr. Garrow isn’t planning on undergoing any surgery. (See Trail Dust’s post on Joan Rivers, “Joan Out?“)

~Eowyn

Obama admin moves battle tanks back into Europe as Russian troops invade Ukraine

Dr. Eowyn:

This administration can’t make up its mind: After having removed all remaining U.S. battle tanks from Europe 5 months ago, the military is now bringing them back in, transported to Eastern Europe all the way from Fort Hood in Texas.

Meanwhile, on another battle front, the POS admitted in a press conference today that he doesn’t have a “strategy” on dealing with ISIS/IS.

God help us.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

On April 4, 2014, Star and Stripesreported that the Obama administration was moving the remainder of U.S. battle tanks from Germany and, thus, from Europe.

Nearly five months later, the administration is reversing that decision.

NATO satellite image of Russian artillery in UkraineNATO satellite image, taken on August 23, shows Russian artillery units in firing position near Krasnodon, Ukraine.

Joseph Trevithick reports for Medium.com, Aug. 28, 2014, that as the Ukraine crisis deepens — the latest being Russian troops reportedly having crossed the border into Uraine (see satellite image above) — U.S. Army troops from the 1st Cavalry Division are headed for NATO’s eastern border bringing Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles all the way from Fort Hood in Texas.

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Bradley (armored) Fighting Vehicle

Detachments from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, a so-called “combined arms battalion” with tanks and fighting vehicles, will spend the next few months training with U.S.’s friends and allies in the region…

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Marine veteran requires brain surgery from assault by 20 blacks angry about Ferguson

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Ralph Weems IV is a a 32-year-old former Marine and veteran of the Iraq War. As you can see in his pics above, Weems is white.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at around 2 a.m. in West Point, Miss., Weems was severely beaten by 20 blacks who reportedly were seeking vengeance for Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old, 6′ 4″, 300-lb. strong-arm convenience-store robber whom white police officer Darren Wilson had shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.

The Weems incident began at about 1 a.m. when Weems and a friend, David Knighten, an Air Force veteran who had fought in the war in Afghanistan, entered a Waffle House in West Point, despite being warned against entering. The warning came from a man in the parking lot, who said white people should not enter because patrons inside Waffle House were angry about the shooting death of Michael Brown.

According to Knighten, Weems began arguing with customers not long after the two friends had entered the Waffle House. It’s not clear what was said or what was in dispute. After the police eventually showed up, Weems and Knighten left.

On the way home, the pair decided to stop at Huddle House, a similar type of eatery as Waffle House.

Huddle House

But a group of about 20 men had followed Weems and Knighten to the mostly empty Huddle House parking lot. A security guard told everyone to leave. But the men blocked Weems and Knighten. Knighten said he attempted to calm the hostilities, to no avail.

The 20 or so people who had pursued Weems attacked him, knocked him to the ground and brutally kicked him. Knighten also suffered several injuries as he tried but failed to help his friend. He wrote on Facebook: “All my injuries were minor fractures and lacerations. I just wish I could have reached him [Ralph Weems] sooner. Please keep your thoughts and prayers on Ralph.”

Witnesses described the assailants as black but otherwise could not identify them. Knighten added: “I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd.

Police arrived on the scene only after the crowd had dispersed.

Courtez McMillian, 22

Courtez McMillian, 22

On Monday, police arrested 22-year-old Courtez McMillian in connection with the conflict. Police say other arrests are pending based on witness accounts and video footage captured in the Huddle House parking lot.

Weems is listed in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. His brother-in-law, Bradley Barnes, Weems is in a post-brain surgery coma induced by doctors. “They’re going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done.”

West Point police chief Tim Brinkley

West Point police chief Tim Brinkley

In a police press release Sunday, local police chief Tim Brinkley said, “This does not appear to be a hate crime. We are investigating this as an aggravated assault. It’s very early in this investigation but thus far the evidence and statements suggest that a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt.”

Brinkley said it was down to the District Attorney’s office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to determine if the incident was a hate crime. “It’s up to the Grand Jury to make this determination. All we do is process the evidence and turn the case over to the District Attorney who in turn presents it to the Grand Jury. It’s within their discretion to add the hate crime enhancement.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151 or the West Point Police Department at (662) 494-1244.

Sources: The Daily CallerThe Clarion-LedgerThe Times-Picayune, Daily Mail.

See also:

~Eowyn

To Obama, a black punk is more important than a U.S. general or a prime minister

By his actions, we know President Ebola’s priorities.

1. A U.S. general’s funeral

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

On August 14, 2014, Major General Harold Greene, the first U.S. general to die in combat since Vietnam, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Gen. Greene was killed in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan. On 2014, a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on ISAF troops, killing Greene and wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals. (ISAF = International Security Assistance Force, the formal name of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan.)

Gen. Greene’s commander in chief did not attend the funeral. The POS was playing golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass.

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Neither did Vice President Joe Biden attend Gen. Greene’s funeral. Only Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended.

2. A white former prime minister’s funeral

The United Kingdom is the most important and most loyal ally of the United States.

On April 17, 2013, neither Obama nor Biden attended former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher‘s funeral. Nor did any currently-serving White House officials. Instead, the Obama White House sent three former officials — former secretaries of state George Schultz and James Baker III, and the former U.S. ambassador to London.

At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed by the non-attendance of high-level U.S. officials.

3. A black head-of-state’s funeral

But Obama, with wife “Michael,” did personally attend the funeral memorial of former South Africa president Nelson Mandela on Dec. 9, 2013.

True to form, the POS treated the solemn occasion like a Justin Bieber concert, laughing and flirting with the pretty blond prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt. The POS even took a selfie of himself with the blonde and British PM David Cameron.

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4. A black 18-year-old strong-arm robber’s funeral

The Convenience store’s security camera video of the robbery. Brown is the hulking 6’4″ 300-lb. man in white t-shirt and tan shorts.

Yesterday, August 25, 2014, three currently-serving White House officials attended the funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri, which is three more than were sent for Gen. Greene’s or former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. The three currently-serving White House officials are:

  1. Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
  2. Heather Foster, public engagement adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement.
  3. Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.

Sources: Washington ExaminerFoxNews

A big h/t to FOTM’s dee

See also “Obama has DHS agents in Ferguson; pays protesters to justify martial law“.

~Eowyn

Journalist James Foley, beheaded by ISIS, was a useful idiot

No doubt you’ve all seen this image of American journalist James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) jihadists on August 19, 2014.

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James Wright Foley was a freelance photojournalist covering the Syrian Civil War for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria.

The Islamic State (IS), an al-Qaida spinoff that’s better known as ISIS or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), demanded a $132 million ransom from Foley’s family, his employer GlobalPost, and the U.S. government for his release. GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni stated that the company spent millions on efforts to bring Foley home, including hiring an international security firm that located Foley’s whereabouts in September 2013.

In July 2014, Obama authorized a major rescue operation involving special ops from multiple branches of the U.S. military, including the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and drones. But when U.S. Delta Force commandos landed in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa where they believed Foley to be located, they were met with gunfire. IS suffered casualties, but the American forces suffered only a single minor injury. Foley and the other hostages were not located. The operation was only revealed after Foley’s death — the first confirmed case of U.S. troops on the ground within Syria during the Syrian Civil War.

On August 12, 2014, Foley’s parents received an email from his captors taking issue with the U.S. government for refusing to pay ransom and to negotiate a prisoner exchange as Obama had done in the case of U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, without informing and consulting Congress, thereby violating Section 1035 of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act). The email said the IS would avenge the U.S. bombings against ISIS in Iraq, beginning with the execution of Foley.

Foley thus became the first confirmed U. S. citizen to be killed by the Islamic State.

Sadly, James Foley was also a useful idiot.

The term “useful idiot” is a descriptive term coined by V.I. Lenin. From Wikipedia:

The term ["useful idiot"] has been used in a similar sense as fellow travellers and other Communism or Soviet Union sympathizers in Western countries during the Cold War. The implication was that, although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as standing for a benign socialist ideological cause, and as valued allies of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Communist Party of Soviet Union for subversive activities in their native Western countries. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naïvely believe to be a force for good.

Daniel Greenfield writes for Frontpage Magazine, Aug. 19, 2014, that Foley was one of a new breed of activist journalists who didn’t so much report on a story as promoted an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.

Here’s a sample of Foley’s tweets and retweets:

1. Foley was a left-winger who saw conservatives as “right-wing extremists” as dangerous as al-Qaeda:

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2. Foley was anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian:

Foley4aNote: The Iron Dome is Israel’s very effective anti-missile shield.

Foley4bFoley5Note: Palestinians are committed to the destruction and elimination of the state of Israel. Article 7 of Hamas’ Charter says: “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees.”

3. Foley saw Islamic jihadists as righteous, warm and fuzzy:

Foley2Note: The Al Nusra Front was an al-Qaeda group that is now part of IS/ISIS.

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Though a Catholic, James Foley had no empathy for the Christians who are driven from their homes, tortured and killed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq. He cheered on the jihadists fighting to ethnically “cleanse” Christians from Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. It is reported that jihadists have even crucified Christians (see pic below).

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Instead, Foley was a Muslim sympathizer who went to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist “rebels” against the Syrian government. Like the Obama administration, Foley was an advocate of the “rebels”; his Twitter feed was full of urgings to arm the jihadists.

For certain, James Foley didn’t deserve to be killed, especially in such a brutal barbaric fashion as being beheaded. His death, however, should be an object lesson to other useful idiots.

Useful idiots being the idiots they are, I doubt they will recognize or heed the object lesson.

~Eowyn