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ObaMao And The National Security Deficit.

Our young Marxist/Maoist El Presidente has sold out this country, and our entire military. His communist minions have been working tirelessly to weaken this nation’s ability to defend itself. Not just from the legion of the damned, which comprises the current crop of the world’s heavyweight bad guys. We all know who they are and that someday we will have to confront some of them, possibly sooner rather than later.

Mr ObaMao has alienated many of our friends and allies as he pranced about the globe genuflecting before tyrants and dictators, all the while bleating his delusional nostra culpa.

Our borders and ports of entry are virtually undefended… intentionally. We have people flooding across our borders, almost at will. We know for a fact that thousands of middle eastern types have smuggled themselves up through South and Central America, through Mexico, and into the United States where they reside right now.

There are jihadist cells throughout our country, and many are being given aid and shelter by radicalized Mosques across the country. Most of these Mosques have been financed by Saudi Arabian or other radical Islamist so-called ‘charities’. We don’t have to go overseas to find them. They’re right here. They are infiltrating our schools and our city and state governments. They have penetrated to the highest levels of our government and are influencing policy in favor of more Islamic acceptance.

Barack Obama is the Manchurian president. I’ve skirted around this for a long time. The evidence is just far too overwhelming. Consider the following points. Since one of the tenants of Islam is that any lie, even under oath, is acceptable to ‘protect the faith’… Barack Hussein Obama hasn’t once told the truth about anything… added to everything else we know or don’t know about Obama, this is just too cozy to ignore.

Add to this the breakneck pace of business killing, jobs-killing regulation being vomited forth by a plethora of unaccountable leftist regulatory agencies, coupled with the purposeful and systematic destruction of our energy industry.

Then, consider Obama’s willingness to throw over the mission in Afghanistan to cater to his far-left nutcases, which he still appears to consider his indispensable base. What that means is that good men and women, for whom Obama isn’t fit to carry shoe polish, will die because Obama is, at heart, a coward and a traitor to this country and its people.

We’ll end up returning to Afghanistan and a much worse situation than today, costing far more in lives and treasure than it would to stay and do the job right. He’s selling out our troops… he’s selling out our nation.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Once Again, History Teaches A Lesson To The Unwary.

What we are witnessing is the inevitable and entirely predictable result of our intemperance in choosing the leadership of our country. We chose a man who had no discernible management training or experience whatsoever. We chose a man who had no track record for us to check. One who has spent (and is still spending) millions of dollars to keep hidden any record of his life, schooling or, for that matter, the very sparse resume he brings to the presidency with him.

There is little or nothing in the way of legislative accomplishment to point to for his attenuated Illinois State Senate stint… except setting a record for the most ‘present’ votes. A ‘present’ vote, folks, is a lot like nothing… which is precisely what we’ve gotten from him. It’s more indicative of the inner character of the man… if that’s what you care to call him.

We’re all far too well versed on the Obama phenomenon and the unlikely sequence of events that put the Marxist / Islamophile in office. It’s only fair to say that, between his determined sprint to national socialism (does that have a familiar ring to it?) and his equally determined championing of all things pertaining to radical Islam, there’s not a lot of room for America… or Americans.

Yesterday, Barack Hussein Obama celebrated his Vietnam. This will, along with his many other stellar accomplishments, be hung around his neck like an anvil. By telegraphing withdrawals, and the number of combat forces to be removed, he has signed the death warrants of more US service members. This man is disgustingly weak and a traitor to this country… in fact if not in deed.

Conservatives cannot withhold direct criticism of Obama. Hammer this clown! He’s the most target rich environment in US political history. Obama is no longer Teflon, and neither he nor his DeMarxists can run or hide from the oncoming Conservative tide.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Another Memorial Day.

There’s not much I can contribute to the many flowery tributes to our fallen heroes that we saw and heard yesterday. There are just not enough superlatives. On this day that we set aside in remembrance of our war dead, I’m really gratified to see the huge amount of tribute and attention being given to our living military men and women… and their families.

We have, thanks to God, the finest military in the world. They’re an all volunteer military, which means every one of them is a professional… and please don’t give me the saw about minorities and poor whites being forced into the military due to poor economic conditions. These days, the recruiters won’t even talk to you without a high school diploma.

Today’s battlefield is a far cry from those of previous wars. The speed with which information can be passed, and tactical situations changed, on today’s battlefield mean that the average soldier, sailor, Marine or airman has to know far more than did a rifleman at Belleau Wood.

Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq is physically demanding and mentally draining. The enemy is quite literally everywhere and nowhere is totally safe. That’s not the worst part. These magnificent men and women are expected to win in an environment where their own commander-in-chief is not only actively working for their defeat, he’s crippling them of their ability to accomplish their mission by gutting as much of the military as he can. He’s also telegraphed to the Taliban when he intends to reduce our forces in Afghanistan… thereby making everyone’s job more dangerous and in the process giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Some might call that treason. It certainly gives pause for thought. We hear more coming out about our nascent fuhrer actively seeking ways to circumvent the second amendment via executive order. I think that would just about tear it for most of us.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

What Is Obama’s Final Resort? Attack Iran? The Ultimate Distraction.

Obama is such an obvious lightweight. He’s embarrassing. As a former United States Marine, he makes my skin crawl. The spirits of the honorable dead, of this land of the free, rotate in their graves every time he opens his treacherous mouth.

Now we see him actually trying to take credit for success in Iraq. This President has made a career out of blaming everyone and anyone for his failing policies, and they are all failing policies. I think the pathological and chronic nature of his lying has so twisted his very nature that he really can’t discern the truth at all. He lives in an altered reality, where he will not see the tidal wave of Democrat defeat rising higher on the horizon with every passing day. His warped reasoning and ideologically fevered mind simply will not register what the rest of us see on a daily basis.

He may not recognize what’s coming, but his DeMarxist minions certainly do. Many find ‘out of town’ engagements or ‘prior commitments’ to attend when Obama comes to town. He is rapidly becoming the poison pill franchise of the Democrat party. It’s pretty much recognized that the best way to have an already endangered DeMarxist contest tank is to ask the Anointed One’s blessing.

The country is in a really foul mood. We long ago figured out what he is and exactly what he is about. Recently, we’ve been seeing teases in the lame stream press about ‘plans to attack Iran’ and statements by high ranking officers, who definitely know better than to spread idle rumor that ‘plans are on the table’ to strike at Iran’s nuclear program. We hear more talk of encouraging “velvet revolution” among Iran’s restless populace, something our ‘bold President’ failed to do when he had the chance. I guess he couldn’t convince his inner Muslim.

Is it possible that big, bad, tough-stuff President would order a strike on Iran, just to pull attention away from his failing presidency and his politburo’s lockstep march to oblivion? After doing every single thing in his power to destroy our efforts in Afghanistan, a conflict which would be winnable, were our military given the freedom to prosecute the fight without having their hands tied. After all his bloviating and pompous talk, we and the rest of the world see the emperor has no clothes.

Would he be so unprincipled as to use the lives of our military as a means to salvage votes for the very people who are trying to destroy the country that they are fighting for and, too often, dying for? I think we all know the answer to that. I don’t think anything he does will make one iota of difference at this point. We’ve seen the emperor… and he has no clothes.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Yes Michael, It Is Obama’s War.

But first… Michael Steele. Those who read this column regularly will know that I have had some reservations about Michael Steele’s leadership of the RNC. These misgivings had more to do with what I perceived to be a lack of leadership qualities on his part, rather than some of the other criticisms that were cast about out there. Lately, it seems that he can’t open his mouth without putting his foot in it. His latest foray into shoe leather has produced a tempest that may not be shoved under the stoop so easily.

Michael Steele 

Afghanistan is not Barack Obama’s war. Barack Obama made it his war. Afghanistan was treated like a sideshow during the early years of the Iraq war. After initial successes there it was relegated to a backwater status and put on auto-pilot while assets were concentrated elsewhere. Not a smart thing to do with a conflict in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, against one of the most vicious enemies on the planet.

 

Barack Obama attempted to use Afghanistan as a foil against the war in Iraq, which he had often and vociferously promised his nutcake base that he would bring to an end, and have the troops marching home with flowers in their rifle barrels. Obama was unprepared (gee, what a surprise) and badly advised about the conditions on the ground there. That crowd of Marxist academics he has surrounding him could be much better employed sharpening pencils or counting paper clips… anything but making policy.

 

Obama once again deluded himself that we could somehow win the Afghanistan affair by not winning it. Hence the months of purposeful foot dragging (sounds like the gulf oil spill, doesn’t it?) in responding to his theater commander’s troop requirements which have yet to be met in full.

Michael Steele is not so much wrong in fact as in substance. Yea verily, it is Obama’s war… now. What is apparent is the lack of depth and understanding of Steele’s ill-considered statement. I’m concerned about the “leader” of the Republican National Committee being so thoughtless… thoughtless about the context of what he said and the historical context in which he said it.

 

At a stage when we, as Conservative Republicans, are demanding more and more from our representatives… I’m just not sure he’s the right guy for these times.

 

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

 

© Skip MacLure 2010

In Rolling Stone, General McChrystal publicity rips administration

General Stanley McChrystal is being called on the White House carpet after a magazine article that was released this week quoted the general and his staff criticizing the Obama administration and its Afghanistan strategy. Via videoconference, McChrystal and Obama meet regularly to discuss Afghanistan. But after the Rolling Stone McChrystal profile broke, Obama demanded to see him this time in person. This isn’t the first time that in public the general has bad mouthed administration.

Resource for this article: General McChrystal publicly rips administration in Rolling Stone

McChrystal and his Obama contempt

In the article, General McChrystal and his staff reveal their contempt that they have with a number of officials carrying out the administration's Afghanistan war policy. According to Fox News, the article in this week's Rolling Stone quotes McChrystal making disparaging remarks about President Obama, mocking Vice President Joe Biden, feeling "betrayed" by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, and also recalling how Obama looked "uncomfortable and intimidated" by a roomful of military officers. Someone who's an aide to McChrystal also calls National Security Adviser Jim Jones "a clown" who remains "stuck in 1985."

McChrystal Rolling Stone fallout

General McChrystal will attend a White House meeting with Biden and numerous of the other advisers whom McChrystal or his staff mocked within the article. The general has fired Duncan Boothby, the press aide who booked the McChrystal interview with Rolling Stone. The Washington Post reports that the timing of the Rolling Stone article by freelance journalist Michael Hastings could hardly be worse. With mostly just bad news coming out of McChrystal's Afghanistan war and increasing casualties, U.S. lawmakers and senior officials from allied countries are increasingly skeptical about the U.S. Afghanistan strategy. In the mean time, it was reported by the Associated Press that Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly backs McChrystal in Afghanistan and hopes Obama doesn't choose to replace him.

General McChrystal does it again

General McChrystal's Afghanistan remarks have veered off-message before. Last year following the general's recommendations for the Afghanistan war were made public, he gave a speech in London openly criticizing administration officials, vice president Joe Biden in unique, who disagreed with him. On that occasion McChrystal was called on the carpet of Air Force One in Copenhagen, where the president had traveled to speak about Chicago's bid to host the Olympics. As outlined by the New York Times, General McChrystal has apologized for his remarks, saying the article was “a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened.”

Citations

Fox News

whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/06/22/obama-summons-his-top-general-in-afghanistan-back-to-white-house-after-disparaging-remarks/

The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/22/AR2010062200813_2.html?sid=ST2010062200900

New York Times

nytimes.com/2010/06/23/world/asia/23mcchrystal.html?hp

Most Despised President In History – US Military No Confidence.

I want to thank my editor, Dee, for covering for me yesterday and delivering a really excellent article. I had a summer bug (summer?, what summer?) creep up and bite me hard. I’d forgotten the joys of childhood viruses (my daughter is five). I can’t wait for school start.

The published lame stream reports are, as usual, full of baloney. There is a mystery here… so what I’m going to say is based on intimate knowledge of the military and military tradition. Obama had to get rid of McChrystal. He was not only a very fine theater commander, well liked by his soldiers and the Afghani government, but he was effective ultimately, that’s why he had to go. He makes Obama and the clown college look very bad.


Obama and Gen. McChrystal aboard Air Force One, October 2009.

Had Barack Hussein Obama given General McChrystal the complete support he asked for when he asked for it, we would be looking at a fragmented, largely defeated Taliban. Due to the Anointed One’s foot-dragging and interference we are now in danger of losing in Afghanistan, something we cannot afford to do. That Obama is afraid to challenge his handlers in Pakistan is no new story. The Taliban has been staging and training in Pakistan, or as our closet muslim pronounces it, PAAK(I)STAAN, for years.

General McChrystal is a four-star general steeped in military tradition. He is a man to the very core of his being. That’s much more than can be said for his Commander in Chief. One of the prime duties of a general officer’s staff is to limit access to their boss. Otherwise, it would be like being ‘nibbled to death by ducks’.

I served for a time directly under a Brigadier General at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, one of the two basic training centers in the Marine Corps. The depots always have been targets for leftists and leftist writers, because of ongoing issues of supposed ‘brutality’ against recruits. There have been some abuses in the past… few and far between given the number of recruits who successfully complete “boot camp”, thereby earning the title of US Marine. Is it tough training? You bet. It has to be. Almost every Marine can be guaranteed to be committed to combat at some point in his career. No reporter was allowed to get anywhere near the Brigadier without going through the Depot Information Office. The General’s staff, just like in the Army, are a tight-lipped bunch.

That’s where the disconnect in this story comes from. Why would a theater commander allow a leftist-leaning reporter for Rolling Stone access to him or his staff? According to published reports Michael Hastings, in his his article titled “The Runaway General”, was given unprecedented access to McChrystal and a dinner in Paris attended by Mrs McChrystal, the General and his staff. Supposedly, some of the staff ‘got hammered’ and started giving Hastings an earful… Stanley McChrystal said nothing. So that makes most of the reporting out there dead wrong from the start.

That McChrystal is responsible for his subordinates regardless, and did nothing to rein in his troops, leads me to believe that McChrystal used the incident to highlight the great danger in which Obama and his administration have placed our troops, the mission, and thereby the nation, due to their foot-dragging incompetence… and may I be so bold as to add… their cowardly treason against our country. I believe he saw it as his duty to the military and the country. I believe that McChrystal allowed this to happen, knowing full well he would be relieved.

To many people Afghanistan is but a name, but if you want to see how Barack Hussein has sabotaged our efforts there just look at the obstructionism towards cleaning up the oil in the Gulf… where Obama’s efforts to further destroy our economy through that cretin Ken Salazar are costing the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans and further devastating the already badly damaged Gulf economy.

The catalog of Obama’s sins grows longer by the day, as does the urgency of the DeMarxists to complete the country’s destruction from within before November. Just in case anyone asks, Barack Hussein Obama is not fit to polish Stanley McChrystal’s shoes. There’s been much blather in the statist press about General MacArthur and Truman, Lincoln and General McClellan. Truman had no choice but to relieve MacArthur, who wanted to carry the Korean war into China and openly advocated using nuclear weapons. Lincoln removed McClellan for repeatedly refusing to advance his troops, despite overwhelming superiority in numbers.

Our military is the finest in the world being led by the worst Commander in Chief in history.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Obama Willfully Ignoring Domestic Islamo-Fascist War On America.

If the shoe fits, wear it… and Obama is wearing out shoe leather on this one. In an article I wrote on Feb.17 (America’s War on Terror…Obama’s War on America), I said that it was time to ask, “Hey Obama, who’s side are you on?”. Suffice to say, there are a lot more questions about Obama’s motivations than answers.

As a Commander-in-Chief, it’s readily apparent that he is waffling and tentative at best, even making allowances for his lack of executive or command experience. His apologists are quick to point to his great intellect and thoughtfulness. I haven’t noticed any great intellectual horsepower there. I have noticed an awful lot of people running interference for him while trying to convince us of his genius.

Obama’s record of ignoring, obfuscating, covering up or lying about Islamo-fascist activities in this country goes back quite a way. Obama’s connection to CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and to the Nation of Islam alone would prevent him from getting a federal security clearance. The number of connections to people with confirmed militant Islamo-fascist contacts is astounding, and in the chaos of the Obama administration’s efforts at dismantling our economy and our society have all but been forgotten.

Starting with George Bush cowardly avoiding saying what was only obvious to the rest of us after 9/11 by referring to Islam as “a religion of peace”, his government’s bi-polar war on terror, fighting an armed conflict in the middle east while simultaneously trying to convince Americans that the tens of thousands of muslims in our midst were as innocent as lambs and all solid patriots (pay no attention to the man behind the curtain), despite the fact that the very tenants of this benighted religion demands of its adherents that they wage war on the infidel, Obama has done nothing to further the war on terror and everything to retard its prosecution.


The Army's 09L or "09 Lima" program trains noncitizen, native speakers of Middle Eastern languages to be translators for the U.S. Army. In January, the Army transferred the program from Fort Jackson (seen here) to Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

He would have done nothing about Iraq, except for the fact that we were already there, and in fact opposed the troop surge which proved to be the winning strategy there. He would most certainly have done nothing about Afghanistan either, except for the fact that he had shot his mouth off about it during the campaign and was then trapped into acting on it. He then decided not to proceed by dragging his feet for several months on giving his commanders the resources they required to complete the mission.

Obama’s pro-Islamist attitude has permeated a military already rife with political correctness, especially at the command level. Such machinations resulted in the cover up of the Fort Hood shootings and the apparent cover up of the Fort Jackson poisoning investigation.

Obama has also further weakened an already overwhelmed Border Patrol Service by reducing funding and reducing the number of agents working our southern border by 150. Obama’s assault on our NASA space program is another mission-critical purposeful attack on our national security. The Chinese and Russians will be quick to militarize space. We would have no defense from such an assault except by being there. Obama has much, very much to answer for.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

Clear And Present Danger.

While American Marines, soldiers, NATO allies and Afghan troops put their lives on the line against a truly vicious Taliban foe, to free Afghanistan from their yoke of oppression and deny the Taliban their base of operations, President Obama is planning to steal YOUR freedoms…again. While our troops fight to uphold the principles of freedom, Obama steals around like a thief in the night.

Behind closed doors, with no press or other witnesses present, President Obama put every single taxpayer in this country ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS DEEPER IN DEBT! No fanfare on this one folks. No hysterical lapdog media breathless pronouncements of his brilliance and genius. Just more debt enslavement for you, your children and if he gets his way, their kids also.

With the stroke of a pen the President increased the debt limit of this country by ONE POINT NINE TRILLION DOLLARS from 12.4 trillion, an already unsustainable figure, to a mind-splitting 14.3 trillion dollars. This money is sure to be more pork smorgy and bribe (whoops) political-payback government feel-good money which will do nothing towards private sector job growth, in fact the opposite. I warned about this before. Obama is acting like a petulant youth who has been punished by his parents and is scheming ways around them. He is desperate and dangerous.

The other analogy would be that of a cornered animal. The facts are that Obama is planning to bypass the will of the American people and the Constitution of the United States, to rule by fiat and decree like some of the third world thugs he so admires. The Constitution clearly defines the duties of the executive branch. Making law is not one of them… no not even close. Yet that is what the Anointed One intends to do. We should be burning up the wires to Washington with our calls, letters and emails of protest. He needs to know, his administration needs to know and the Congress needs to know that we will not stand for it. His DICTATORSHIP BY FIAT WILL NOT BE STOOD FOR!

His plans for getting by executive order that which he was denied by the citizens, taxpayers and patriots of this country will have dire consequences. If he thought he saw tea parties before… he would see such an uprising as this country has never seen. We remember Adolf Hitler, Mao and his Red Guards, Stalin and Pol Pot. We see Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. These people all ruled by fiat and decree also. Don’t look for it to work here Obama, Americans are watching and we are ready to march.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

Clueless Coakley craters credibility

My word. This woman was the best qualified person the Massachusetts Democrats could find to represent the Commonwealth? 

If the goal was and the vision in Afghanistan was to go in because we believe the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists, we supported them, I supported that goal. They are gone, They are not there anymore, they are in Yemen and Pakistan.  Lets focus our efforts on where Al Qaeda is."

Perhaps I shouldn;t be surprised at this utterly ignorant statement. After all this is the woman who said her foreign policy qualfications involved a sister who lived overseas,

Maybe I'll check Google Maps to ascertain if one can see Kandahar looking out of a window in Medford. 

Thankfully, the voters have the chance to elect someone with a bit more expertise in national security issues,

As for the specifics of this incredibly bizarre answer,perhaps Captain Sklaver can refute this argument in absentia.  

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