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Pentagon Removes Air Force Tribute Video For Mentioning God.

how dare they make a video that could be insulting to flea ridden dirt bag muzzies or                                             stupid bastard “i’m smarter THAN everyone else” So therefore there is no God and I am an ATHEIST . people listen up. these .012 % of the population have feelings damnit. So don’t do it again.  To make up for their feelings being hurt I will offer them and the Brass who ordered this removed a piece offering.

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————————————— oops, watch your step…..    ~ Steve~ ………………

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An Air Force video saluting first sergeants was ordered removed by the Pentagon because it mentions the word “God” which, top brass fears, may insult atheists or Muslims.         Boo Fricken Hoo!!!

( May I interject for a moment, Screw them and the sexual partner camel they rode in on.)  

 

Ahhchhhpatooeymed, You say the sweetest things to a girl. Uhh I mean Camel.

Ahhchhhpatooeymed, You say the sweetest things to a girl. Uhh I mean Camel.

The video was based on the famous “So God made a farmer” commentary written and narrated by the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. The Harvey piece was later dusted off and used in a Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial.

The first sergeant tribute was created by a Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst chaplain as a poem, which was later made into a video titled, “So God created a First Sergeant,” according to Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes.

The chaplain leaders at the New Jersey joint Army, Navy and Air Force base gave the tribute its seal of approval, as did the the base command structure prior to publication. Shortly after is was posted on YouTube it came to the attention of the Pentagon.

“Proliferation of religion is not allowed in the Air Force or military,” wrote the chief of the Air Force News Service Division in an email obtained by Fox News. “How would an Agnostic, Atheist or Muslim serving in the military take this video?”

( You’ll forgive me , but )

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“I would not recommend using this at all,” the chief wrote.

In addition to his objection of the video’s repeated use of the name “God,” the chief found its opening lines objectionable.

“The choice of ‘On the Eighth day’ verbiage to begin this video is highly suggestive from the book of Genesis in the Bible and has Christian overtones,” he wrote.

Well, to be fair, it would also have Jewish overtones. That leaves Muslims, atheists, Buddhists, Hindus and all the rest. But the video was never intended to be required viewing — even by Christians and Jews.

Nonetheless, the video was removed to assure it meets military “religious neutrality” standards.

“The Air Force removed the ‘God Created a First Sergeant’ video from the official Joint Base McGuire Dix YouTube site to evaluate whether it is consistent with official Air Force guidance, to include whether it meets official guidance governing religious neutrality in the Air Force as prescribed in Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Culture,” spokesperson Ann Stefanek said in a statement.

One would think the Pentagon would have loftier concerns — apparently not.

One would also think that if the Harvey original, “So God made a farmer,” was appropriate to be disseminated to the general public on last Super Bowl Sunday, the Air Force chaplain’s “So God created a First Sergeant” would work for the military.

The Air Force must have turned into wusses.

Read more at Fox and watch the video causing the stir.

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Truck carrying “Martial Law” signs seen in Missouri

I had prepared a draft of this post back on October 27, 2012 — mere days before the all-important November 6 elections. But my source was adamant that FOTM shouldn’t publish it because it would “frighten” the American people. I very much disagreed with his stance (my reason is below in red), but acceded to his wish.

Now that even the Left are talking about the Obama regime instigating martial law (see TrailDust’s post “Warnings from the Left and the Right about Obama’s plans martial law), I see no reason why I should hold back this post. (Besides, I am no longer on speaking terms with the source because, once again, he wanted to withhold the truth about another matter from our readers.) Here is my post, as I had written it on Oct. 27 last year.

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FOTM has an unspoken policy not to traffic in unsubstantiated rumors. But I decided to do this post because I believe the importance of the subject matter warrants countervening that policy.

The rumor is that some in the Obama regime are making preparations for martial law. If such a plan indeed is being hatched, exposure of the plan to public knowledge can act as a deterrent, much as sunlight has a salubrious disinfectant effect on toxic bacteria.

Here’s the rumor. A trusted friend of FOTM received this email from “Joe,” a former U.S. Marine. Here’s Joe’s email, dated Oct. 18, 2012:

Stopped at the new Mo rest area on IH44 this PM. There was a 18 wheeler loaded with big signs. On my way back from the whiz room, took a look at the signs about 8′ x 10′. I could not believe what I was reading:

“WARNING CITY CLOSED
MARTIAL LAW”

Joe

Alas, Joe did not take a picture of the signs, probably because he didn’t have a camera handy.

So I went scouring the Internet searching for any report that others also have seen the signs. All I could find was an assertion that “Martial Law” signs were seen in Utah in June or July 2012.

The claim was made on the Drake Blog Radio Show of July 4, 2012. In the audio below, beginning at the 15:10 mark, Drake Bailey said that “a few days ago” a military truck wrecked in the woods in Utah. The people who came to help saw that the truck was packed with cargo that included signs that said “Bank Closed” and “Martial Law,” as well as “paperwork” that says the signs are to be “put out” in October, right before the election.

When we put these sightings of “Martial Law” signs in the context of the posts FOTM have done on military drills with Black Hawk helicopters over urban cities, the DHS arming itself to the teeth with armored vehicles, battle rifles, and hollow-point bullets, etc. (see below), speculations and rumors about an Obama martial law no longer seem so far-fetched.

~Eowyn

What Obama saw at his inauguration

Yesterday, on his way to and back from his inauguration ceremony at the Capitol Building, the POS saw these scenes as his motorcade passed in front of the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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How come we didn’t see this in the MSM’s reports yesterday? [Snark]

Steven Ertelt reports for LifeNews.com, Jan. 21, 2013, that a pro-life group, Created Equal, had set up the graphic abortion pictures.

Mark Harrington, the director of Created Equal, talked about why his organization set them up:

“On January 21, 2013, President Obama put his hand on the Bible and swore ‘to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.’ That same Constitution that he swore to uphold reads that we are to ‘secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.’ Our posterity is a reference to our offspring – preborn children. Because Obama supports abortion and infanticide, he violated his oath of office the moment he put his hand on the Bible. The irony is Obama swore to protect the rights of future preborn children while at the same time defending the injustice of abortion. Many Americans have become numb to the fact that an entire generation has been lost to abortion. We hear their cries for justice, and we will not be silent. We will defend them.”

I’m surprised the pro-life protesters weren’t arrested for being “low level terrorists” — which is what the Pentagon thinks. [Snark]

See also “Obama is evil,” on the ice-hearted POS voting three times against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, thereby consigning to death babies who survive a botched late-term abortion.

If you’re among the 62,615,406 Americans who had voted to reelect this POS, the blood of the millions of unborn human beings who will be aborted in the four more years to come is on your hands.

~Eowyn

9/11 Story – Marine Corps Love

On September 11, 2001, a hijacked plane knifed into the side of the Pentagon. We all know that. What very few people have heard is shortly afterwards, the director of a nursery in the building stood looking at the children in her charge, wondering how to move all of the babies and toddlers to safety.

A marine rushed into the room and asked if she was alright. She needed help and she told him that. He turned and ran out; the woman assumed that he had gone away for good. As she formulated a plan of action, she heard footsteps in the hall. The man had returned—this time, though, he was not alone. At least forty other Marines followed him.

They picked up the babies in their cribs, the toddlers, the helpless infants. They carried them through the halls and to a nearby park, where they arranged the cribs in a circle and set the toddlers in the middle. Then they stood guard outside, never allowing the children to be unattended.

When I first saw this picture, I thought that the man carrying the children was their father. Now I realize that he was not related to them by blood, but by nationality. He is an American. They are American children.

He is not their father, he is their protector. He’s a United States Marine.

H/T to Ann in Arizona

Army officer fired for teaching truth about Islam

Remember that jihadist US Army psychologist Nidal Hasan who perpetrated the worst shooting ever to take place on a U.S. military base?

On November 5, 2009, armed with a pistol and a revolver, Hasan entered his workplace — the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, where personnel receive routine medical treatment immediately prior to and on return from deployment — shot and killed 13 innocent people and wounded another 29.

Despite internal Army reports indicating Hasan’s fellow officers had reported his outspoken sympathy with radical Islam since 2005, and despite eyewitnesses saying that Hasan had shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire, the U.S. Army and the POS’s administration refused to call the shooting an Islamic terrorist act or even a hate crime.

Now we have more evidence that the U.S. Army is infested with politically-correct “tolerance” fear of offending Islam. An 18-year veteran Army officer was fired from teaching a course on Islam because he had the temerity of actually teaching the truth.

Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley

Chad Groening reports for OneNewsNow.com, September 20, 2012, that Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley — a highly-decorated 1994 graduate of the US Military Academy who has been deployed to Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq for 6 combat tours — was relieved of a teaching assignment because he discussed negative aspects of Islam in an elective course entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” at the Joint Services Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

Richard Thompson, President and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, says a letter sent out by 57 Islamist groups to several government agencies, including the Pentagon, had demanded that action be taken against Lt. Col. Dooley’s teaching. “All information that is offensive to Islam is to be removed,” Thompson summarizes the letter. “And any instructors [of the course] should be disciplined.”

Thompson concludes that the U.S. Army’s dismissal of Dooley was a direct result of the Pentagon bending to Muslims’ will: “the Department of Defense is following the instructions they got from these Muslim organizations.”

To please Muslims, the Army has chosen to scapegoat Lt. Col. Dooley. Thompson says Dooley’s career is being adversely affected: “He was slated to become a colonel and assume a command position. But because they did not like the way he taught the class and the way he portrayed Islam, they have stopped this whole procedure. They decided they were going to give him a negative evaluation and red-flagged his promotion.”

The Thomas More Law Center, a law firm that specializes in the defense of the civil rights and liberties of Christians, is considering a federal lawsuit aimed at vindicating Dooley’s rights to free speech and academic freedom.

H/t FOTM’s Christy

~Eowyn

Federal employees watch child porn on govt computers

Federal government workers in the bureaucracies of the Executive branch — TSA, DHS, SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), State Dept, Pentagon, and the latest, the Missile Defense Agency — are watching not just porn on the taxpayer’s dime, they’re watching child porn. Since porn sites are notoriously infested with computer viruses and spy cookies inserted by foreign intelligence, their watching porn on government computers is also a national security risk.

Dr. Lori Handrahan, a professor at American University’s School of International Service, writes for The Washington Times, Aug. 10, 2012, about the Executive branch porn problem:

[...] This past week, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency warned its staff not to view porn on U.S. government computers. The Pentagon also released a report on April’s Secret Service Colombian scandal. The two are connected.

In April, I said the Colombian scandal exposed a national security problem, the epidemic of U.S. government employees viewing porn — child porn — on government networks. I suggested readers type “Transportation Security Administration,” “U.S. State Department,” “Pentagon,” “Immigration and Customs Enforcement” and “child porn” into Google’s search field to understand the scope. I neglected to include “Missile Defense Agency.”

Bloomberg quotes a cybersecurity expert saying the Missile Defense Agency’s use of porn is concerning because “many pornographic websites are infected and criminals and foreign intelligence services such as Russia’s use them to gain access and harvest data.”

The only possible response is: Duh.

In 2006, the deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security was arrested for trying to seduce online someone he thought was a teenage girl. Four years later, the Securities and Exchange Commission found that 17 of 31 employees caught accessing porn at work since 2008 — one for up to eight hours a day — were senior staff.

In 2010, the Boston Globe reported that senior Pentagon staff were downloading child porn. Instead of generating a media storm, the story died. Senior staff were watching the sexual torture of small children on Pentagon computers, and Americans were not outraged?

The latest revelation of missile-defense staff using porn should have America extremely alarmed. It is not yet confirmed if child porn was involved.

[...] How does this relate to President Obama’s leadership problem?The Colombia scandal was the president’s wake-up call. The White House needed to order an in-depth and urgent investigation into porn, child porn and prostitution in all government agencies. Mr. Obama did no such thing. Now America’s Missile Defense Agency may be exposing the core of our national security. So grave and unpatriotic is this violation, it might border on treason. Yet Mr. Obama remains unconcerned. Members of Congress are so alarmed by the president’s behavior that they recently passed an amendment preventing the administration from sharing missile-defense technology with Russia. The Missile Defense Agency may have done so already.

Thomas Jefferson once said he feared for his country when he reflected that God was just. I, too, fear for my country. No one is home in the Obama White House, and the Russians know this. Allen Dulles must be rolling in his grave. Americans should be extremely concerned.

~Eowyn

War Drumbeats: Iran, Oil, US troops to Israel?

While Americans are transfixed by the GOP primary drama in Iowa, a volatile area of the always volatile Middle East is heating up — the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran recently moved a fleet of its naval ships into the strait and is threatening to blockade the waterway, which is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, if the United States and Europe proceed with their imposition of a tight oil embargo on their country in an effort to thwart its development of nuclear weapons.

The strait, the only outlet from the Persian Gulf, is a critical shipping lane, with 17 million barrels of oil per day passing through in 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

Clifford Kraus of the New York Times reports, Jan. 4, 2012, that more than 85% of the oil and most of the natural gas that flows through the strait goes to China, Japan, India, South Korea and other Asian nations. But a blockade would have a ripple effect on global oil prices.

Energy analysts say even a partial blockage of the Strait of Hormuz could raise the world price of oil within days by $50 a barrel or more, and that would quickly push the price of a gallon of regular gasoline to well over $4 a gallon. Just the threat of such a development has helped keep oil prices above $100 a barrel in recent weeks despite a return of Libyan oil to world markets.

American officials have warned Iran against violating international laws that protect commercial shipping in international waters, adding that the Navy would guarantee free sea traffic.

Iran reacted by warning the United States not to return a U.S. aircraft carrier group “to the Persian Gulf region.” Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi, commander of Iran’s army, said his country “will not adopt any irrational move, but it is ready to severely react against any threat,” the Islamic Republic News Agency said.

Now there are rumors that the Pentagon is sending thousands of troops to Israel, with Iran being the unspoken target.

Yesterday, Jan. 4, 2012, an article in Global Research claims:

“…the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel.

It took forever to find a second source for confirmation of this story and both relatively mainstream media outlets are in Israel. With one source saying the military deployment and corresponding exercises are to occur in January, the source providing most of the details suggests it will occur later this spring. Calling it not just an ‘exercise’, but a ‘deployment’, the Jerusalem Post quotes US Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc, Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany. The US Commander visited Israel two weeks ago to confirm details for ‘the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to Israel.’ In an effort to respond to recent Iranian threats and counter-threats, Israel announced the largest ever missile defense exercise in its history. Now, it’s reported that the US military, including the US Navy, will be stationed throughout Israel, also taking part.

While American troops will be stationed in Israel for an unspecified amount of time, Israeli military personnel will be added to EUCOM in Germany. EUCOM stands for United States European Command.

In preparation for anticipated Iranian missile attacks upon Israel, the US is reportedly bringing its THAAD, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, and ship-based Aegis ballistic missile systems to Israel. The US forces will join Israeli missile defense systems like the Patriot and Arrow. The deployment comes with ‘the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East’.”

Read rest of article here.

Meanwhile, because of the federal government’s $15+ trillion debt, the Obama administration is trimming its budget by cutting tens of thousands of ground troops and supposedly investing more in air and sea power.

H/t beloved fellows KhetaAmenti and Tina.

~Eowyn


Iran Sending Warships Near U.S. Waters

Iranian Navy

Yesterday, Sept 28, 2011, CNN’s Wire Staff reports that Iran plans to send ships near the Atlantic coast of the United States.

The source of that alarming news is the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), quoting a commander. The IRNA story says:

“The Navy of the Iranian Army will have a powerful presence near the United States borders. Commander of the Navy of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran broke the news about the plans for the presence of this force in the Atlantic Ocean and said that the same way that the world arrogant power is present near our marine borders, we, with the help of our sailors who follow the concept of the supreme jurisprudence, shall also establish a powerful presence near the marine borders of the United States.”

By “world arrogant power” is meant the United States.

The announcement was made by Adm. Habibollah Sayari on the 31st anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. Sayari had announced similar plans in July. In February, two Iranian Navy ships traversed the Suez Canal in the first such voyages by Iranian ships since 1979.

Iran’s state-run Press TV, citing IRNA, said Tuesday’s announcement came as Iran also plans to send its 16th fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian vessels and oil tankers from pirates, who have hijacked dozens of ships and exchanged their crews for ransom.

A follow-up CNN story today says that military experts assure us that “It would be nearly impossible for Iran’s navy to threaten the U.S. coast with warships.”

A Pentagon spokesman responded Wednesday by questioning if Iran was capable of carrying out the stated plan. George Little told reporters that Iran has the right to send vessels into international waters, but “whether they can truly project naval power beyond the region is another question.”

Richard Herrmann, director of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University said Iran’s navy is too small with too miniscule a budget to remain for long off the U.S. coast.”This is hard to take seriously because Iran’s navy is very small. This force, whatever it may be, is going to be puny, especially compared to the U.S. Navy,” said Herrmann, who specializes in the use of imagery and posturing in international conflicts. “Iran doesn’t have the capability to come within close proximity to (the United States) to conduct hostile activities. Even if (Iran) launched missiles, we would sink their ships immediately.”

Iran lacks battleships or aircraft carriers. Its forces are capable of patrolling the Persian Gulf and sailing a short distance in the Indian Ocean, Herrmann said, but keeping ships stationed near the United States, so far from Iran, would be too expensive for the government.

“They would need a place to resupply, refuel, restock crews with food and water. They couldn’t afford that unless they got help,” Herrmann said. “I would imagine they could get help from somewhere in South America, maybe Venezuela.”

Venezuela and Iran are allied by their anti-U.S. sentiments.

Michael Connell, the director of the Iranian studies program at CNA, a Washington-area think tank that specializes in naval analyses, agreed with Herrmann.

“Their navy can’t reach our coastline right now,” Connell said, describing the Iranian announcement as “bombastic rhetoric.”

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A friend wrote this, when I sent him this news:

“The correct thing to do, if Iran is foolish enough to waste resources by “projecting”, if I can misuse that term, its naval power to our shores is to direct the coast guard to rendezvous with them daily, and offer milk and cookies. That is what one does when children come to visit.”

~Eowyn

9/11 – from Space

From Aug. 12 to Dec.  15, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson was aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

On the morning of Sept. 11, Culbertson had been in space for 30 days. Two hundred fifty miles above the Earth’s surface, Culbertson was the only American not on the planet at the time of the terrorist attacks. He — along with two Russian cosmonauts — witnessed the horrific events of Sept. 11.

“It was a very good weather day, and I could look down and see the entire northeastern U.S. very clearly. I saw a big column of black smoke rising over New York City, over Long Island, and out over the Atlantic. I zoomed the camera in, and as I did, I saw this big gray glob start to envelop the southern half of the city.” He found out two days later that he was witnessing the collapse of the South Tower.

“We flew directly over Washington, D.C., and I could look straight down and see the Pentagon with basically a gash in its side, and the smoke and the lights of the rescue vehicles,” he said. “We could tell it was a terrible event.”

“I could always spot Afghanistan at night because it’s basically dark,” said Culbertson, who explained that surrounding countries, with their oil money, were pretty well lit at night. Some were even “grossly lit up,” he said.

Culbertson also saw the invasion of Afghanistan a month later, from space.

“One night, I looked down on Afghanistan and I saw these big, bright explosions … I was witnessing the invasion of Afghanistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban,” he said. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former test pilot for the Navy, Culbertson was able to identify what he saw as explosions from cruise missiles and bombs being dropped from B-52s. “After the attacks on 9/11, I knew the world had changed.”

Source: Allison Louie-Garcia, “Astronaut in Space During Attacks Shares Unique Footage of 9/11,” Yahoo!News, Sept. 8, 2011.

~Eowyn

No press photos allowed. Propaganda photos are just fine.

skippy... One Big POS.

Posted by Judson Phillips on August 11, 2011 at 6:56am in Tea
Party Nation Forum

The bodies of the thirty Americans killed in Afghanistan were returned to America.  In a reversal of policy, the Obama regime refused to allow press photographers to photograph or video the return.  Of course that did not stop the White House from bringing its own photographer to make sure there was a photo of Obama at the event.

From the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon’s claim that any public depiction of the scene would violate the wishes of bereaved families.

News media coverage of the ceremony had been banned by the Pentagon over the objections of several news organizations.

Pentagon officials had said that because 19 of 30 of the American families of the dead had objected to media coverage of the remains coming off a plane at Dover Air Force Base, no images could be taken. In addition, the Pentagon rejected media requests to take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets.

President Barack Obama attended the ceremony, called a “dignified transfer,” for those killed in the worst single loss of the nearly 10-year war. An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It also was posted on the White House website as the “Photo of the Day.” It showed Obama and other officials in silhouette and did not depict caskets.

Doug Wilson, head of public affairs at the Pentagon, said the department did not know the White House photographer was present and had no idea a photo of the event was being released until it became public. He said the photographers who routinely travel with the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were not allowed to go to the event, and no official Pentagon photos were taken or released.

The Associated Press did not transmit the White House photo to its customers, in accordance with its policy of refusing government handout images of events it believes the media should have access to.

When asked about the photo Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the picture was carefully taken so that it did not show the cases containing remains.

“The White House routinely releases photos taken by the White House photographers in specific circumstances where it would be inappropriate to include members of the media,” Carney said. “In this case, the White House released the photo, in the interests of transparency, so that the American people could have as much insight as possible into this historic and sobering event.”

The full story is here: http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-photo-sparks-protest-223835400.html

Yes, the White House wanted that photo showing Obama “saluting” the fallen. The fallen Seals and other military personel are nothing more than photo opportunities for Obama.

To their credit, the AP did not release that photo.
Good for them. 

One thing is certain.  If there had been a way to
prevent the White House from taking photos at the event, Obama would not have been there.

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~Steve~                     Patooey