What Did Obama Exchange With the Air Force General?

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More evidence that America’s media are Obama lapdogs. It took an Italian TV station, Rai News 24, to notice this very interesting exchange that took place on April 29, 2011.
On that day, just two hours after Obama supposedly had given the order to kill Osama bin Laden, Air Force One landed at Cape Canaveral airport. While shaking hands with Air Force General Ed Wilson, Obama palmed something (a small piece of paper?) to the general and received another one in exchange.

What did they exchange?

USAF Brig. Gen. Ed Wilson

The “US Air Force General Ed Wilson” I was able to find on the web is Brig. Gen. Burke E. “Ed” Wilson. His bio identifies him as “the Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. He is responsible for the processing and launching of U.S. government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. He is also the final approval authority for all launches on the Eastern Range, a 15-million-square-mile area which supports an average of 20 launches per year aboard Delta and Atlas launch vehicles. In addition, he manages wing launch and range infrastructure supporting the space shuttle and missile test missions.”

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  1. Saw this too Eo- most are saying that they were “challenge coins”. I’d never heard of them prior to this video.

  2. It’s an old Hasidic tradition to carry two scraps of paper, a message written on each; one is in the left pocket and the other in the right pocket.
    Depending on how you feel at the moment, you remove and read the appropriate one as a reminder.
    I’m NOT making this up, you can research it on Wikipedia, et al., OK?
    The one in the left pocket says “I am nothing but ashes.”
    The one in the right pocket says “I am a child of G-d.”

  3. OK, replay it and watch the palmed pieces move between their L & R pockets. As far as the Obamamama goes, anything goes, as long as s/he gets a piece of the action!
    Who knows what’s there. I thought it was a good way to kick off some abusive phantasies about the creep: best I can say about a nation-destroying swine at the trough. Have you noticed how they go from ex-whatever to $100,000 per speech circuit riders? Truly their grossest performances…. Oy gewahlt, the bad taste s/he leaves!!

  4. never trust this keynesian fraud

    • I doubt that the Fraud can even pronounce Keynes correctly, never mind know anything about him. I’m from Chicago: as soon as he was put up I knew he was not just a dark horse [jackass, yes! but horse, NOT!], but an already sold-out-to-the-highest-bidder freak. A kid knows that much before age 15 in the Windy City, or s/he won’t make it to HS graduation.

  5. LOL – Maybe it was Moochelle’s tamale recipe?

    • OK Dave, I can’t let that Moochelle go w/o a proper response. And, I confess: Dave made me do it. I’m only the lyricist!
      [With regrets to the Beatles…. JEF]
      “Moochelle, ma belle,
      ding dong goes your necklace bell,
      when your farmer calls you from the dell!
      Moochelle, ma belle, what recipe did you hide
      that goes hand to hand and then inside
      a general’s pockets too!! Do you?
      Moochelle, ma belle,
      Presidential your mate may be,
      but only in the name, you see,
      because he’s not one of US but them,
      you know, KENYAN!
      And Moochelle,
      ken ye that he hopes sheeple can’t look up
      what all have learned from Internet
      and Fellowship that God provides?
      Dear Moochelle, all is well,
      go back to sleep, and none will tell
      what all know but for you, and, well,
      THAT military man w/his hand
      in the hand of your recipe man!
      [Mea culpa, mea culpa!!]

    • OMG. I was going to post the same thing!

  6. Lord, but you have me on a log roll! OK: we have our little Stevie Harper and his Harpettes, and you have the Kenyan; only Heaven knows which will prove worse for our nations. But I’ll give Harper this much: he’s promised NOT to bankrupt Kanada! OK, take our piggy banks, but leave the Treasury. On the other hand, he is a politician….
    And lest we forget, never ever fail to apply the great USA poet e e cummings acid test of ALL politicos: “a politician is an arse upon/which all have sat except a mun!”

  7. The Challenge coin or Commander’s coin is a long held tradition. It goes back to the Army Air Corp. Much as I detest the big O; I don’t believe this is something to make a conspiracy out of. It’s common enough. My husband has received “challenge” coins or “commander’s coins during his service. They are a tradition to enhance morale and enhance esprit d’corp for job well done, etc. The prez and the general were probably trading coins. If you are worried about it, just look it up. I am sure even this is on the web. everything else is. Happy Mother’s Day.

  8. Where are the general’s stars? You should be able to at least see the star on his left shoulder.

  9. It saddens me that some apparently ‘conservative minds’ can be so cynical and unpleasant.
    “America’s media are Obama lapdogs”
    “a politician is an arse upon/which all have sat except a mun!”
    “Excuse me if I sound cynical, but two and a half years under the regime of an habitual liar, thief and con man has made me that way”
    Cynicism is an attitude of scornful or jaded negativity. A cynical mind is motivated by a belief that some other minds are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others. This matter is important because cynicism reflects a lack of sincerity (truthfulness).
    I suspect a cynical mind would claim that its thinking WAS sincere.
    Just as it may be asked “How does a sick mind know that it is sick” so it may be asked “how does a cynical or prejudiced mind know that it cynical or prejudiced?

    • Greetings, John Whyte, and welcome to our sandbox! Wait till you meet all the gang –what are we now, 6, 8, and whom do we appreciate–?
      Speaking from my own POV madness, I had a rather crazy no-holds-barred week, so I relaxed by drumming up a little goof on our Goof-in-Chief re a particular posting here, which you came in on the tail end of [so to speak], and here we are. Gadzooks, but that was a bursting of prepositions!
      About that “cynic” charge, etc. Perhaps you’d feel better if you knew that it was “an appeal to practical experience for a solution or proof, Latin, lit. ‘(the problem) is solved by walking,’ originally in reference to the proof by Diogenes the Cynic of the possibility of motion”, as stated on the site https://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=cynic&searchmode=none. But what do I know, I’m only the carpenter….
      I feel I must advise you that we are a motley crew, and aside from being believers in mostly mainline Christianity, we run the gamut of human existence, and are indeed, “human, all too human!” as one of our earliest noted. However, as a Quaker, I have already spoken or written too far from my own tiny area of expertise as a BC Dept of Labour Journeyman Carpenter, Certified 1974 [passed the first time], and now leave you to the rest of Our Gang. Fear not: you’re in the best of hands!
      Cheers n beers,
      Joseph, 68
      Victoria, BC
      jefasciani@shaw.ca [write if you get work]
      PS: And if you this was a bit long, consider my average day: up at 5:30 a.m., in bed [no naps] +/- 1:00 a.m. That’s rather longish, I think.

    • Cynic this, cynic that. Do you even know who Diogenes and the Cynics were? Diogenes of Sinopes is famous for wandering about his city with a lamp in daylight looking for one honest man.
      You accuse us of being overly “cynical” (by which term you mean unbelieving and skeptical) about Obama. Small wonder. Assuming that the long-form birth certificate he recently revealed with much fanfare is authentic, every thinking American must ask this question: Why didn’t Obama produce that document when US Army surgeon Dr. Terry Lakin was court martialed for challenging Obama’s unproven legitimacy as Commander In Chief? All Obama had to do was to produce that birth certificate and Lakin’s court martial would be a moot issue. Instead, Obama let a much decorated Bronze Star recipient be tried, convicted, dismissed from the Army, and imprisoned. And you accuse us of being “cynical”?
      And why is it that Obama is still refusing to reveal his other documents, including his college and kindergarten school records? Kindergarten!!! And you accuse us of being “cynical”?
      Thomas Jefferson in his letter to Edward Carrington, 1787, warned his and subsequent generations: “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” Alas, you would accuse Jefferson of being a cynic as well. As for me, I prefer Jefferson’s company.

  10. I’m not an Obama fan, but this was clearly a coin exchange. Military leadership routinely awards coins to service members who have made an art of displaying the ones they receive. Special display cases are available for them as well. I have both given and received several dozen myself, and each exchange happened much the same way as depicted in the film.

    • BSC:
      Why is this a coin EXCHANGE? I can see Obama awarding the brigadier general (Ed Wilson) with a “coin,” but why would the general give Obama a “coin”? Please explain! Thanks.


    “Where was America’s air defense during the 41 minutes after it was known that flight 77 was hijacked and before the Pentagon was attacked? In highly incriminating testimony given to the 9/11 Commission, then Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta stated that while he was in the bunker with Dick Cheney:”
    “There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, ‘The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out.’ And when it got down to, ‘The plane is 10 miles out,’ the young man also said to the vice president, ‘Do the orders still stand?’ And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, ‘Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?’”
    “A few minutes later, the Pentagon exploded in flames, killing 125 unsuspecting workers in the building. No evacuation order had been given.”
    “Norman Mineta’s testimony was not included in the 9/11 Commission Report.”

  13. Paul,there is alot your not saying. What is it. What do you think happened to Mr.Wheeler? Notice there has been very little said on him?

  14. I know Ed personally, you are way off base if you think there is anything other than a respectful exchange taking place here. Read his bio, his family has been in the US military since the civil war. He has perfect integrity, and his repsonse to the President is exactly how you would expect a General to act – including the coin traditions – regardless if he is a Rep or Dem.


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