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Defense Department Unveils New, Leaner Military Plan

January 6, 2012 by  

Defense Department Unveils New, Leaner Military Plan

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, released the results of the Pentagon’s strategic review of U.S. roles and missions worldwide during a Thursday morning press conference.

White House and Pentagon planners will use the strategy to fund the budget Obama will submit to Congress in February. The strategy will lead to more than $450 billion in defense cuts over the next 10 years.

The defense plan calls for reduction in Army and Marine Corps troop strength and new investments to bolster the Air Force and Navy. With the reductions in force, the Defense Department said that there will be increases in special operations and military technology in space and cyberspace.

While focusing on the United States’ ability to conduct multiple wars simultaneously and shifting importance from major grounds operations such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, the plan calls for an increased defense focus on Asia.

Panetta said the United States is at a major national defense turning point, as the Mideast wars are coming to an end while the U.S. economy is becoming an increasing national security concern.

“The Department of Defense will play its part in helping our Nation put its fiscal house in order,” he said.

Regardless of the fiscal shape of the country, though, Panetta said that a change in U.S. military strategy was inevitable to meet evolving national security concerns. The Defense Secretary said that the military will continue to carry out a wide range of missions, albeit with a smaller force size. A key part of the Defense Department’s reduction in force strategy involves putting in place a plan for quickly re-establishing large forces in the event of wide-scale military conflict.

A rebalanced global focus on the Asia-Pacific region and a broader part of the Mideast region is a key part of the Defense Department’s new plan. With a smaller force, Panetta said that the United States will rely on NATO allies to carry out many defense goals in the regions. Because, Dempsey said, strategic focus is changing to the Pacific region, the United States’ defense relationship with European allies will “evolve” over the course of the next decade.

Dempsey said that it is important to note that, despite the tough economic times facing the country, the strategy is not one of a military in decline but one of looking ahead to changing needs. A specific budget will be released later in the year.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • simian pete

    It’s foolhardy to cut defense spending right now (or even over the next 40 years). We have to make a responsible threat assessmsnt (Very High). US Foreign Policy since 9/11 has made mucho enemies across the world.

    You got to understand how humans think. For example, the US goes into a country, causes much “collateral damage” then expects the victims to forget about it ?

    It just doesn’t work that way. Hubris ! – General Dempsey amd Mr. Panetta !

    One example are them Predator strikes on innocent civilians – let’s say during a family’s celebration like a wedding . Imagine (thought experiment) of watching you BRIDE or EXTENDED FAMILY killed because of “collateral damage” …

    Also consider all the people displaced (refugees) or killed because of America’s direct military action – like in IRAQ. Those people will hold us accountable for generations to come. The war started under false pretenses (No WMDs !!). Do you think the main bulk of people victimized are going to forgive and forget ? HA HA HA ! Let me give you a hint to the answer …..NO !!!

    All those young people and children traumatized by “American Imperialism” are going to have their REVENGE.

    We have no one to blame but ourselves. The American voters put the crazy war-loving politicians into power. We the People, of the United Statesof America, are responsible for what happened. You can’t “fake” reality.

    Pleasant dreams everybody ….

    So I recommend we spend more money on the military. Definitely in R&D – so we can develop weapon systems faster. A bigger Army and Marine corps- place alot of them on the borders for starters.
    How about getting the F-35 finished, and also build another 500 F-22′s for starters ???

    We have made many enemies – they will be coming for us – we are better off being ready !!!

    I sure don’t think so ….

    • simian pete

      That las line “I sure don’t think so” is in reference to them traumatized civilians (victims) forgiving and forgetting ….

    • Flashy

      Criminey. How much is enough/ Already the GOP is bashing this Defense plan. it’s not a budget cut…dang it. Too bad but the military industrial alliance with the wacked right is too strong at the moment for that. It’s a slowing of budget increases.

      Bush/Cheney..who campaigned on no nation building and peace through working with the international community…screwed it up to the point where we are drained to a point of needing to spend hundreds of billions to take care of the losses we incurred…both manpower and hardware.

      Yet the GOP continues to denigrate the end of the Iraq War…i guess they want us to stay there forever. They lambast the President for not taking us to war with Iran. And they snivel because we aren’t spending more on the toys for the Pentagon for them to get their blood lust satisfied and their power mad cronies enriched further.

      The good part is Pres. Obama is getting us out of Afghanistan, we are out of Iraq, he is back to the Clinton strategy of surgical actions with allies taking a large portion of the fight (ala’ Libya) and engaging other parts of the world in taking care of their own (OAS is an example). We’ll have t build upthe Asia contingent until China blows an eonomic gasket in the next few years and has to scale back … so hopefully we’ll see a real reduction in military spending.

      • CJM

        FYI Flashy: the current administration is nothing but a total FAILURE, including the political correct stance taken in Afghanistan. obammy wants the US to fail in every way so he can be YOUR dictator. He is a liar, a non-citizen, undeserving of the Presidency, an illegal alien, and many other things I wish I could state, but the monitors would not permit me, or anyone for that matter, to plainly state. He is most deserving of every expletive imaginable, take my word for it. I can grant you this, though, I will NOT allow that xxxxxxxxx to be my dictator.

        • Flashy

          Well CJM….I’ll allow you this. You have an opinion which differs greatly than mine.

          Given what Pres. obama inherited from Bush/Cheney and the obsturctionist olicies of the Party of No putting politics and special intrests above Nation, he has done a great job.

          Ans that’s your problem…I’m right, you’re not.

          • john dilinger

            flashy… your wrong cos your not right. this is how you explain things? O-BUM-HAHA regime was never designed to change anything from the previous GOYIM regime. if you voted for either of these kazars then i know you believe in santa clause. Educate yourself and read the Protocals of Zion. Also find out what transfiguration means to the New World Order.

        • Joe H.

          CJM,
          don’t let Flashy get to you. Clinton THOUGHT he knew what he was doing, too. He cut the military to the bare bones, till there wasn’t any possible fat. well, when we went to war in Iraq, we didn’t have enough men and they didn’t have enough protective gear like vests, armored vehicles, and even enough weapons. A lot of young men died BECAUSE of THAT!! Does KLINTON sleep well at night? YUP! It ain’t HIS kids getting injured, maimed, or killed!!! If I had just one wish where he was concerned, he would have night terrors the rest of his miserable exhistance!!

          • eddie47d

            Naughty boy Bush shouldn’t have gotten us into that war then. Does he sleep at night??

          • APN

            t Eddi47D,,

            Well, yes, I would say he sleeps like a baby at night. In the same way that the VAST MAJORITY of CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS do that APPROVED the WAR.

      • MilitaryPatriot

        Flashy, you smell like an Obama bot. Let me tell you what your Commander in Cheatem and How has done to us over Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays. First: BO took one trillion from the omnibus bill and gave it to the U.N., so they can put U.N. troops on our soil (during the Thanksgiving Holiday, he took the money). Second: Obama care is funding “Obama’s Personal Civilian Army” called the Ready Reserve Corps” It is authorized in Section 5210, Page 1312 in “The Affordable Healthcare Act” (you know that 2,000 page doc, that no one wanted to read, but just sign it.) Million man civilian army, only loyal to him. The healthcare plan has nothing, I repeat, nothing to do with anyone’s healthcare plan. So, stop kissing Obama’s butt, Flashy. You talking out your butt.

        • smilee

          WOW, lies come easy to you don’t they! Robert Gates Bush’s Secretary of defense was the first to recommend these cuts, Obama kept him on the job even through he was republican. Gates was by far Bush’s best appointee many think he was the best SOD ever and I think they are right

    • Karolyn

      We ALREADY spend enough on defense!

      • Bogusbob

        All the Barrack hoosane obumble lovers are getting what they want. Car payments, house payments, etc. All on the backs of the 1%’ers. A strong defense is a requirement set forth in the constitution. Since this commie-pinko bed-wetting liberal took over, he has broken his vow to uphold the constitution countless times. Its time for congress to act and hold up their promise to defend the constitution. I realize you morons who support this slime ball are dependant upon your welfare check so you will do whatever you need to to keep him in office.

        • CJM

          Please, tell us all–where can we get the $$ for our car payments, house payments, etc, etc, etc because inquiring minds want to know! Those payments may be true for the illegal aliens among us, but for hard-working AMERICANS, that is so far from the truth its ridiculous.

          • Joe H.

            CJM,
            there ARE government grants out there! they are for all kinds of things like starting a business, buying a house, inventions, all sorts of things!!

        • mark

          The question isn’t a strong defense. We already have plenty of that. The question is an insane offense that intervenes repeatedly and idiotically all over the world for not good reason except to create more enemies. The Pentagon is NOT the headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. It is the headquarters for the U.S. Department of Offense. That is the problem.

      • eddie47d

        So do you want false flag wars or not? Do you want nation building or not? Do you want troops spread out all over the world or not? Do you want the US budget for military expenditures to be in the trillions? The homeland is sinking and one reason is because of our bloated military and worldwide interventions. It is indeed creating new enemies and not always making new friends. We need trading partners not a world that despises us. Bring our defenses home and stop wasting time and precious lives in turning other nations against us.

        • CJM

          Evidently, eddie, you are speaking of the tearing down of the Great Nation of the United States of America and the nation building of a common dictatorship with your lord and master, obammy as your dictator. Really? Move to Kenya, better yet, move to the ME where it would suit you best.

        • Brian

          CJM – read Simian Pete’s original and tell me that is not how people think!(it was the first post on this thread) On this, I agree with Eddie47 though there is much I disagree with him on. BTW, I am a conservative fiscally…We cannot continue to spend these amounts of money, either for the military or for social programs…

      • Joe H.

        karolyn,
        go down and enlist, go to Afghanistan, come under fire and THEN TELL ME WE SPEND TOO MUCH ON DEFENSE!! Better yet, go to any veterans hospital and tell the maimed, broken, torn up men/women there that we already spend too much on defense!!! Until we get this country out of the habit of sending our best young people in harms way, we will never spend too much on defense!!

        • brianS

          Amen to that Joe H. Our thoughts go out to all the soldiers from all the countries that have given us our freedom, LEST WE FORGET these brave men.

        • Karolyn

          Duh, Joe, isn’t that the point? Keeping our troops home instead of spending more money to send them overseas?

          • Joe H.

            karolyn,
            did you even bother to read my post about clinton above?? He cut military spending to the bare bones and our government, DEMS AND REPUBS ALONG WITH A SMATTERING OF INDEPENDANTS still sent them into harms way!!!! NOW do you understand what I’m getting at??? I don’t give a tinkers damn WHICH party did it, they ALL werew complicit!!!

    • wandamurline

      Oh alas the return of the days of Jimmy Peanut Farmer Carter who had the military in such an array that we could not even rescue a few people held hostage in the middle east. We must remove this ineligible POTUS in November before he completely causes the economic collasp of our country and we don’t have the military to defend America. Just wait until interest rates are again, as under Carter, 21% and you have to wait in lines to fill up your car with gas….been there and remember it well….people wake up before we no longer have a Republic.

      • Bob Marshall

        Apparently someone has no idea why the hostages weren’t released while Carter was president and how much was paid to make sure it never happened and to whom it was paid.

      • Mark in LA

        Another Republica know-nothing. The state of the military under Carter had nothing to do with him – in fact he increased spending and green-lighted the B-2 bomber. It was the after effect of Vietnam and the fact that all the equipment was used up there. There was no special ops back then. To put together the Iran rescue plan the people in charge sent requests to base commanders asking for equipment without telling them it was for a special mission to keep it secret. The base commanders gave up their junk because they had so little good eqipment that they couldn’t maintain their training schedules with what they had. Special ops was created after this fiasco because of it.

        • Joe

          Special ops created under Carter? Just shut up because it’s obvious you know nothing about the military. The 82nd and 101st Airborne units took part in the D-Day invasion and the first Navy SEAL training academy opened in 1942. The modern Army Rangers were active in Korea and Vietnam, before Carter became President, and there were older special forces operatives not related to the modern ones going by the name of “Rangers” dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. So what “special forces” did Carter create?

        • Joe H.

          Mark in LA,
          Ever heard of the Navy Seals??? My unit used to insert them into landing zones all over the delta in Nam and then go back out and pick them up anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks later. We also had LRRP patrols( Long Range Reconisance Patrols), Special forces, and Green Barrets, don’t try to build up Peanuts at the cost of the memory of some DAMN GOOD MEN!!! Hell, man I didn’t even mention the Marines!!

        • Mark in LA

          To the two ignorant Joes – there was no special ops branch with its own equipment and budget, get it. That is the difference. The Green Beret were under the Army and were eviscerated after the war just like the snipers were. This was true of all special branches of the service. Instead of spouting partisan nonsesne all the time do some research. Was it Carter’s fault the equipment failed in Iran? Why did it and the mission fail? There was an exhausive story in the papers after it all.

          It gets so sickening to see people consistenly claim the s**t on their side never stinks. You are the same kind who said Carter was too much a wimp yet when Reagan cut and ran from Lebanon you guys all said “Reagan was doing the prudent thing given what was known”. You are so full of crap.

          And no Carter did not create the special ops branch – however it was created in response to this fiasco.

        • Mark in LA

          more for the ignorant joes:

          The idea of a unified special operations command had its origins in the aftermath of Operation Eagle Claw, the disastrous attempted rescue of hostages at the American embassy in Iran in 1980. The ensuing investigation, chaired by Admiral James L. Holloway III, the retired Chief of Naval Operations, cited lack of command and control and inter-service coordination as significant factors in the failure of the mission.[1] Since its activation on 16 April 1987, U.S. Special Operations Command has participated in many operations, from the 1989 invasion of Panama to the ongoing War On Terror.[2][3]

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Special_Operations_Command

          • Joe H.

            Mark in LA,
            Ever heard of GOG in Saigon??? SOG stands for Special Operations Group!! Ran by the CIA!!! I know, We flew a few of their ops in the delta!!!

          • Joe H.

            That’s SOG not GOG!!!

    • James

      Simian, But what if 911 were an inside job, what happens to your theory then? Anyone who wants to know how we got into this mess should see the documentary “Why We Fight” (2005). We’re headed for more preemptive wars. The feds were planning on invading Iran and Iraq long before 911. When it was discovered that Iraq had nothing to do with 911, we all wondered: “What is going on here?”

    • CJM

      hey simian: You do know what a simian is, right? Speak for yourself, but the United States of America is NOT an imperial country (China and Korea are), nor are we responsible for the invasion of Afghanistan or any other ME country. That mess was started by the inhabitants of the ME—or did you forget the 3000+ victims of September 11 2001? How convenient of you to do so. If you are so pro-antiamerican, then get out of our country. Who needs the likes of you to denigrate the GOOD CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      • Flashy

        Ummm CJM….we went into Afghanistan to do one ting…get bin laden and al Qaeda. Bush/Cheney did neither. Pres. Obama has done both AND he is getting us out of Afghanistan.

        Chew on them apples…

        • Patti

          Hey, I know you are so proud of what you think Globama has done for us – but you need to step back and take a better look. He has not followed the US Constitution at any time. However he has followed the 10 Steps of the Communist Mandate, and is on the final step now. Look it up – compare it to his “grace and generosity” then comment back and tell us how “independent” we will be if he does win again. By the way, he and his wife have never denied being leaders of the communist party in Chicago prior to his election as POTUS. That is a socialist – not representing a free republic such as the USA.

          • smilee

            Patti says:
            January 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

            Specifically what part of the Constitution has he not followed??????? Did you dream up the rest of you BS while asleep last night.

    • Michael Hardesty

      We need to really cut ‘defense’ budget by 95% NOW. The US FedGov is the New Roman Empire and the main threat to freedom in the world.

  • CP

    For Flashy Says, you had best hope that China DOESN’T blow an economic gasket, as that would be the surest way to get us invaded by millions of homeless and hopeless Chinese. Each of them would have a rifle and enough ammunition to elimiate maybe a dozen people, but there are so many of them that they would soon own this continent.

    • Flashy

      Count on China having severe economic and social issues within the next five years. their economy is a mile wide and an inch deep, based on Maoist/Dynastic ideology ill prepared to deal with 21st Century economics (think “Austrian Economics” and you’ll have a good idea of China’s policies…it’s a fraud), they have an aging population with younger not even close to being able to fill the gap, social strains as a Middle Class begins to emerge, stagnant social and economic mobility, an “elite” holding all the money and thus the power, the internet breaking the monopoly of information, and they want to try and take us, Europe, Japan and India head on.

      Add to that they bought so much of our paper, they cannot afford to damage our economy….they are so reliant on us right now it’s recognized by everyone but the Chinese and the wacked Right.

      India…that’s the sleeping tiger. high educated population, plenty of resources, strategically located … watch out for that sleeping giant. when it awakes, we’ll know what a run for our money really is …

      • eddie47d

        I agree with much of your assessment although China has become a slick capitalist country. There are many false allusions within their economic system but some very wise ones which makes them way too unpredictable. China has spent the last 20 years scouting the world for resources. They are buying up rain forests in Brazil to tear out for farmland. The are spending money in Africa building roads and dams and getting oil in return. They have bought oil leases off of Cuba and mineral right in Afghanistan. I would say they are very cunning and nimble on the world’s markets and a force to reckon with. While we wage wars for oil and “respect” China is making friends everywhere and using capitalism to do it.

      • CJM

        I India is so highly educated, then why can’t we understand a thing they are saying when we are deferred to them by warrantors like HP? Ever try to get a computer glitch HP is responsible for cleared up when talking to one of those ‘workers’? Thanks, but I prefer AMERICAN.

        • Flashy

          Hmmmm..so since you cannot understand their language, that makes them ignorant? i believe something like 70% of the Indian citizenry is bi-lingual. I think we are close to 20%.

          Given your test….where does that rank us? (and as far as your HP issues….perhaps you should ask why the GOP Congress and Bush placed into the tax code that we subsidize the outsourcing of American jobs? )

          • dfinch

            You may want to factcheck that.

          • libertytrain

            Why do you think some in India speak English. Anything to do with the British perhaps and you really need to recheck your figures – if you think about how many are living in poverty or are the Untouchables….

          • Flashy

            National Education Association study (2008)…1 in 7 in US are functionally illiterate. Meaning unable to read a comic strip. UN stats for India…Kerala in south India, with a population of 30 million, has the highest literacy rate in India of about 90%. Rajasthan in north India, with a population of 45 million, has the lowest literacy rate of about 40%.

            We may be somewhat better, but not by much when you consider much of India’s illiterate are in the rural areas…

          • libertytrain

            http://www.deccanherald.com/content/47788/india-still-home-largest-illiterate.html
            “The Education For All–Global Monitoring Report finds that out of the total 759 million illiterate adults in the world, India still has the highest number.”

          • Joe H.

            Again, libertytrain leaps under the boards, while flashy stumbles and WHAM!!! widda right hand!! The crowd go nuts for libertytrain and flashy limps away in shame!!!! Score liberty 1, Flashy ZIP, NADA, ZILCH!!!!

          • libertytrain

            joe :)

          • APN

            Flashy….India currently has the largest illiterate population on the planet earth. I’ve been there, have you?

      • NC

        The single thing I liked about the bush policy was his plan to defeat China! His plan was to borrow them broke! Brilliant!Well not really!

      • Mark in LA

        Sorry flashy but the native IQ of Indians is quite low, the native IQ of Han Chinese is much higher. The intelligent Indians you see are Sikhs and other people who would have been the Brahman caste, not the multitudes you see in India. As someone who worked with H-1Bs alot, I can tell you that most of the Indians were fakes, I never met a Chinese fake. If an Indian had an American or Europen degree he was legit. India specialized in phony degrees for H-1Bs where they coached them in buzz-word talk to fool stupid American managers who only thought how good it would look by firing Americans and bringing H-1Bs in at half the cost.

  • Doc Sarvis

    $450 billion over the next 10 years sounds like more than it is in relation to what the Pentagon has been spending. I think anyone could see that we need to adjust our forces and our tactics for a variety of reasons.

    • tim

      What does the military spend on administrative costs versus weapons cost. Bet there isn’t a whole hell of alot of difference. Some of those fat generals can put away some pretty big steaks and lobster tails. Let’s see what is spent thousand dollar lunches!
      I don’t have any problem spending money on the military, I just want it to go to the troops who need it!

    • wandamurline

      If you really want to reduce the costs to government, how about starting with all the departments running in this huge overexpanding federal government that are not okayed by the Constitution of the United States. First, the new Consumer Department, the Department of Education, TSA, Homeland Security (FBI and CIA can be combined), EPA (make it a private company who sends in suggestions and we can get back to work). Anytime, that government overspends the first things they pounce on are Social Security, Medicare and the Military budgets. How about we start pouncing on the actual federal governments budgets for a change and start getting rid of a lot of departments that are unconstitutional and take down the IRS and rewrite the tax provisions….by simply doing that, we could balance the budget within a couple of years. Take our military and put them on the borders with authority to actually defend that border and stop the invasion from Mexico. It is time for real CHANGE and that will come as soon as we kick some cans down the road in November. Have your noticed that so many of the people who have caused our economic collasp are not filing for re-election…Barney Frank, who all by himself stopped any regulations asked for by Pres. Bush from 2003 until 2006 for Fannie and Freddie….Frank and Dodd bill (both are now gone) the final 60th vote by Bennett….he is jumping ship….they caused this mess, and now they are running like the cowards they are. Vote like your very existence depends on it, because it literally does.

      • Doc Sarvis

        No EPA works ONLY for those who live upwind of everyone else AND upstream of everyone else.

      • Flashy

        OK….here’s a question. Wanda claims barney frank…ALL BY HIMSELF .. stopped any attempts by Bush II to reform FNMA and Freddie 9we’ll hold off for the moment what the heck FNMA and Freddie had to do with the collapse of the housing market and he financial chaos of the final two years of Bush II’s regime)

        Then, in later posts Wanda and others claim tha Obama had a Congress controlled by his party and the GOP were in the minority and so Obama was able to get everything he wanted.

        So…does this mean that Wanda believes Barney Frank was more powerful in stifling legislation during the 00′s than the entire GOP delegation in Congress has been during the Obama administration?

        Makes one wonder why Barney, since he was so powerful as a member of the House, couldn’t have shoved aside the GOP and gotten the Public option for Health Care since he is a strong advocate of the public option.

        wanda…would you care to enlighten us why Barney didn’t give us the public option we so desperately need?

        • Joe

          Fannie and Freddie contributed to the housing market collapse by backstopping mortgages written by banks to socialize the risk while the banks reaped the profits. If Fannie and Freddie hadn’t existed the banks would have had to stick with tighter lending criteria because they wouldn’t have had a government guarantee.

          • Mark in LA

            Ignorant Joe rides to the rescue again. Sub-prime and alt-A mortgages swere the invention of non-regulated mortgage companies like Ditech. They were based on the observation that if you carged them a little higher interest rate for the risk than a prime borrower you actually made more money. Wall Street was looking for loans to package and started buying them to repackage.

            Fannie and Freddie got into the sub-prime and Alt-A market after the free market started in. They only had 20% of such loans when the bottom dropped out of the market.

            But hey, you get a gold star for memorizing your RNC talking points.

          • APN

            Mark in LA,

            Freddie and Fannie are the biggest disasters on the planet. The FEDS have no business in the housing market….period.

          • Joe H.

            flashy,
            “the idea was to charge them a little more interest”??? WHAT?? Those were 98% SUB PRIME LOANS!!!

      • Michael Hardesty

        Start with largest waste, ‘Defense.’ 95% cut now.
        I’m glad any Bush regs were defeated, he was a terrible statist President.

        • Joe H.

          Where you from, kid, the middle east???? your real first name Achmed??

  • Leviathon

    This is nothing more than a jump on the “NEW WORLD ORDER MILITARY”. Do you really think that those of U.S. who pay attention are that stupid and ignorant. AMERICAN people get your head into the sunlight and pay attention, your God given RIGHTS,CHRISTIAN RELIGION,FAMILY MORAL VALUES and FREEDOMS are going to be taken away and given to the IMMORAL MUSLIM, ISLAMIC, COMMUNISTIC way of life. You will be controlled and herded around like sheep. Those of U.S. who are paying attention and stand up against it will DIE DEFENDING you’re God given RIGHTS for FREEDOMS that this GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY is FOUNDED upon.
    They already have “INTERNMENT CAMPS” set up around the country. This isn’t for those that are causing death and destruction, as well acts of terrorism. These are for those that stand up against the government and the immoral punishment they put on the AMERICAN people.The government WILL impose their WAYS on the American people just as Hitler did Germany. If you’re not Willing to conform they will send you to the TORTURE CAMP (Internment CAMP).
    Obama is not a TRUE AMERICAN, he was BOUGHT and PAID for. Look at all he is doing with his so called EXECUTIVE POWER, nobody is stopping him, why, He’s BOUGHT and PAID for. People with the cash have put him there to hand us back to Europe and the way things were when we broke away to found this GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY.
    AMERICAN People STAND UP and MAKE some NOISE,come up into the sunlight. Get out of the darkness and stop burying your heads!!!!!!!!

    • eddie47d

      You seem to have received too much sunlight and it has fried your cranium. You are at war with yourself and a menace to those around you. Now form a new army (in your mind of coarse) and make a frontal assault on that cranium on top of your shoulders. Then retake it and form a new system for the betterment of your own health and well being.

      • Herbert

        Eddie47d It is you that needs to get your brain working because right now you fall in the imbecile classification

        • Michael Hardesty

          Eddie is right. Lev is a nut case.

      • eddie47d

        Okay Herbert what do you think about US military intervention instead of blindly following?

  • Teaparty01

    I still cannot believe that the Senate conformed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Deference.

    Just google” Leon Panetta + Communist” and is sounds like he as a dark past. Maybe somone can explain that to me.

    • CJM

      Teaparty: When Panetta was confirmed, understand that congress was controlled by the democrats; anything the republicans wanted to do was out-voted because the republicans were a minority and without a voice.

    • Michael Hardesty

      He’s a Nixon Repub who became a Democrat. Turn off Rush and OReally and Insanity and the Naked Savage, they are frying your brain.

      • Joe

        And Ronald Reagan was a Democrat who became a Republican. What does one thing have to do with the other?

    • NC

      I doubt that anyone could explain anything to you! It Sounds as if you have pretty much made up your mind and picked your side! Right?????????????? What could be said to change your mind???

    • smilee

      You can find all the far right wing propaganda sites on google and they never enlighten you to the truth

  • hwoodjr

    Here is an example of our Government at work. My son is an Army Jet Engine Mech. He has spent two years in Afghanistan defending our country. The Army has told him he can not re-enlist for his current MOS (job) as the aviation units are over staffed. As I type this he has been deployed with his unit for DAR training. They did not have enough staff to support the mission. Yet, he is no longer needed in his MOS. Typical US Govt. at work. Does anyone have any confidence in the present Administration. I do not!

    • APN

      When you have progressive idiots in charge, who could possibly have any confidence in anything?

  • Dan

    More crap for the military to bear. Regardless of your political ideals, the Constitution says one of the major jobs of the government is to provide for the defense of the country.

    I had the pleasure of serving in the Navy from the end of Vietnam to the end of Desert Storm. When the country is unwilling to spend money to keep a strong military it affects every military individual. Longer deployments, weapons that don’t work and never feeling you have the man power to help protect your unit.

    After Vietnam the Navy fleet was reduced from 600 ships down to under 400. Deployments lasted 10-12 months and turn around stateside was 6-8 months. Due to the constant turn around shipboard maintenance was severly degraded and weapons systems where quickly obsolete.

    Moral was low and many careerist opted to get out vice put up with the long deployments.

    I guess peace through strength is a pipedream.

    • eddie47d

      Bring our troops home from around the world build up or maintain our own strong defenses right here. Then those ships or military equipment can be properly maintained and ready to defend our shores.

      • Dan

        If you think it works that way then your mistaken. IF we follow that route than we abandon all the committments we have made to friendly countries? Oh, that would promote world peace. Why do you think the Navy sails around the world and conducts exercises? When there is a conflict in other countries and we want to demonstrate our strength why do we place warships in the area? So we abandon South Korea, Phillipines, Taiwan and other countries in the area? That sounds exactly like isolationism.

        • Walt-2

          So why exactly do we need to defend the Phillipines? Is this the same Phillipines that kicked us out of their country, shut down our bases?

          If these countries feel they are not capable or willing to devote the resources to defend themselves, why are we expected to do so?

          South Korea and Taiwan are both well off economically, due to all the manufacturing jobs we have sent their way. Why don’t they at least contribute in some manner to supporting financially for their defense?

          Instead, we send them foreign aid….go figure.

          • Joe

            Ummm…Taiwan does contribute to their own defense. They buy billions of dollars of weapons from us every few years. The problem is that even with all the hardware they buy from us, they can’t stand against the Chinese for more than a few days at most because the Chinese military is so much bigger. The same with South Korea. If the Chinese pushed through North Korea and down the peninsula South Korea would be overwhelmed in a week or less. That’s why we have to stand with our allies.

          • APN

            Well said Joe and factual.

        • Michael Hardesty

          US bases in 107 countries or treaties with same is the greatest threat to world peace. Can that peace through war nonsense.

        • Mark in LA

          Nobody is going to attack us with conventional weapons. Conventional weapons can only be used to bully third world countries. Large conventional forces are outdated.

      • Patti

        It’s plain to see you’ve never served our country and know nothing about how being in the military works.

    • Desert Nonna

      *Our President ended his speech to the Pentagon yesterday by quoting Dwight Eisenhower on “the need to maintain balance in and among national programs”. The Line comes from Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell Address, better known as “the military-industrial complex” speech. Mr Obama’s new defense posture brings to mind another Eisenhower line, offered two years earlier: “Weakness in arms often invites aggression”.*WSJ 1/6/12. Welcome to the “One World Government” towards which this administration has been directing us all along since 2008. Reduce our military strength at home and abroad while other nations (China, Russia,etc.. and soon Iran) are increasing theirs. We will not be able to defend ourselves let alone defend our allies. Our President is positioning himself so that he can be part of the New World Order. He has weakened our economic strength by tripling our debt, reduced the value of our dollar etc..,all this in the goal of collapsing our financial system. Now he is reducing our military strength. We should stop conjecturing and strictly look at the facts. This is what has been happening since the past 3-4 years. It is time for us to wake up and demand that our elected officials rule according to our Constitution.

    • Michael Hardesty

      US genocide in Vietnam and Operation Desert Shame were disgusting mass murders.
      Dan, I’m deeply ashamed of you and all your fellow Pentagon socialists who couldn’t make it in a free market.

      • Joe H.

        Well, hardesty, you finally show your true colors!! you dam 60s hippy! Were you there at the airport to yell insults and spit on our returning troops?? Have faith scumbag, hanoi Jane would be proud of you!!!

      • eddie47d

        What color are you Joe because it looks red from all the people you stab in the back! Your nothing more than a cheap shot King! !

        • Joe H.

          Well, eddie, if YOU blame tour troops like he does then YOU are a worthless piece of crap, as well!!! does that clear up any doubt about my opinion of you???

  • EHeassler, USN-Ret.

    Let’s call this what it is – a gutting of the military. This will lead to either loss of US territories and/or loss of untold thousands of American servicemem. That is, if our government can pony up the dollars and rebuild the military quickly enought to fight back. Baring one’s cheek guarantees a smackdown. Leading our country into a defenseless posture is an impeachable and criminal offense. Congress should act now to impeach for this offense and numerous others committed by the Impostor In Chief.

    • eddie47d

      So you believe in worldwide Territorial grabs to maintain our nations defenses? How many other countries have attempted that and dragged their neighbors into war. The impeachable offense is those who take their nation to war without solid evidence of another countries offense to their own sovereignty.That includes all sides of the political spectrum.

      • CJM

        I have a wonderfully novel idea, eddie47–we can impeach you and declare you a non-citizen. Pick your country and we will be glad to send you there by the quickest conveyance available–we’ll even pay for the ticket.

        • Herbert

          CJM eddie47d is one of the people who for some reason hates AMERICA and what it stands for.this is not the time to cut the military but to build it up.there is a big storm coming and we better be ready for it if we want FREEDOM

        • Joe H.

          CJM,
          I’ll only pay my share if the ticket is confirmed ONE WAY!!!! There is, also the question of NO RETURN?!?!?!?

      • eddie47d

        …and you BOYS are egging for wars and conquests and don’t give a tinkers damn about the illegality of it all. That’s not true freedom!

    • CJM

      obammy needs the military funds to fund his promised “civilian army that will be larger than our standard military force.” Remember that promise? I sure do. The problem with this is that it will be a MILITANT CIVILIAN FORCE and a recent demonstration was held in Florida where the ‘homeland security federal protection force’ invaded a social security office, complete in full SWAT gear and AK-47s. How’s that for scaring up the elderly citizens and younger workers trying to help them out? That shows just how “classy” obammy thinks he is.

      • Flashy

        CJM….got a source for that ‘quote’ about the civilian military? LOL .. that’s not what he said. Listen to what he said…you may be surprised if you listen with an objective mind.

    • Michael Hardesty

      We don’t nor have ever needed a military. The original Founders were deeply opposed to a standing Army.

      • Joe H.

        Yeah, michael,
        that would have worked REAL WELL during the french and indian war, the cold war, WW2, WW1, We didn’t need an experienced well trained army THEN did we???

  • Sirian

    HA, if this isn’t a good one pulled on you blind mice. ‘“$450 billion over the next 10 years”, now look at that number and think a bit. Take 450 and divide it by 10. What do you come up with? Alright, to give you a little help that comes out to $45 billion a year. Now, I know it’s hard but if you think a bit more $45 billion a year for the next ten years is in all actualities chump change. In simple terms, it’s not going to do one iota to our military. Keep in mind that this budget is open to modification year by year by year. And with what is happening all over the world do you honestly think they will reduce our military capabilities – NO. This is nothing more than another political ploy with the election coming up as it’s main driving force. THINK!! Don’t they shift funds around via Congress on a very consistent basis to make this or that look good or bad especially with a major election coming up? Don’t they?? It’s the same game with the DOD budget. Wait a second, wasn’t the budget supposed to have been reduced by such an enormous amount since the “Super Committee” could’t come to an agreement? And everyone was all upset or happy as a peach with that? Oh yeah, that was going to reduce the DOD budget from 23% to 16%. But the trick with that one was easy too. The percentages were simply a reduction in how much the budget would be INCREASED, not truly REDUCED! Only a 16% increase instead of a 23% increase. Look at it, it’s obvious as obvious can be. It’s all a big game that they are pulling on everyone as a side action to help make the POTUS and the Democrats look good, with some Republicrats tossed in too. They will never tell you exactly what is going to happen – how often do they actually tell the truth to begin with?? Hummm, how often? Just like Obamacare – uh, didn’t Pelosi say that you’d have to wait until it’s passed before you’d find out what was in it. Dummies, the same applies with the DOD budget – THINK!!!

  • Hudmar

    Oh America the Great, America the Slumber, Your Dreams of tomorrow will go asunder.

  • http://personallibertydigest Frank J.

    Simian pete, flashy, karolyn, doc sarvis…4 idiot liberal stooges at the beginning of the posts of this article.I guess nothing is going on at the Huff.post. why don’t the 4 of you dopes just leave and go live in sunny cuba.Karolyn spells her name with a K she would feel right at home in putin’s russia lol!.what is this website coming to?

    • Flashy

      Well frank..what would you do with the military budget? C’mon…you think it needs more $$ ? Bear in mind..it’s not a decrease, it’s a cut in the budgeted INCREASES. So…how much is enough? When does stuffing a bloated military industrial complex to the pain of our citizenry enough? When it takes 60% of our budget? 90% ?

      You are fast to criticize…so put up your numbers and what you think is appropriate. Walk the talk Sparky …

    • eddie47d

      All the “budget busters” are doing is shuffling the cards Frank. There is no real cuts and all those unfunded wars cost a pretty penny too! You have a funny way of showing us how you really care about these expenditures.

  • http://www.vfwpost192-nj.com SAK71542

    Once again this shows that Obama really doesn’t know what he is doing and in this case it is when it comes to the defense of our country. “A leaner” military means that we must rely more on equipment than personnel…equipment that is manufactured overseas and fueled by oil-products derived from overseas. In addition, if he really wants to lower the unemployment rate, he should increase our military and train the personnel for jobs that they can use when they get out of the military. While the volunteer military is a good idea and the skill levels of the personnel may be higher than those by conscription, those who have served in the past couple of decades have had an enormous physical and emotional burden placed on them which is reflected in the rise of PTSD, suicides, miliitary divorce rates, etc., issues which the military does not want to be emphasized.

    • Flashy

      two things. Almos all of our equipment is mnaufactured here. The othr is since 2009, the military has begun using more and more domestic bio-diesl and looking into alternative fuels to replace the current jet fuels used in our air fleets.

      The miliary sees the dangers of being oil reliant…even if the wacked Right do not.

      • Joe H.

        Not quite right Flashy!! Alot of the components like circuit boards are made overseas. guess that kinda makes you Flushy!!

        • http://www.vfwpost192-nj.com SAK71542

          Thanks Joe. You beat me to the punch. CBs, nuts, bolts, steel components, and many other COMPONENTS are made overseas and then shipped to America and ASSEMBLED here, not manufactured here. Countries like China, Vietnam, Mexico, Taiwan, etc. all manufacture the components FOR “American” companies.

    • eddie47d

      Sak was sacked on the fist half of his comment but I totally agree with the second half. Way too much continual rotation which tears families apart and creates bigger problems. Another thing Saks is that Republicans are against government funded programs to train people for the working world so your suggestion won’t fly. Although that is not a bad idea.

  • TriumphOver Evil

    I agree in reducing the military because the NWO power grabbers are the ones who’ve started illegal wars with other countries that we shouldn’t be involved in. The negative side of that is to allow NATO’s armies to take over America’s defense because NATO is a part of the NWO and it’s a disaster, WWIII, waiting to happen. America needs to abandon itself from NATO, but that will never happen while King Obama is in charge. The wimps in Congress will do nothing to impeach him even though he has committed treason upon American’s many times over. Every time there’s a war American’s should make sure all of their public servant’s offspring should be the first ones lined up to go fight that war and shed their own blood.

    I used to be opposed to abortion, but after seeing such evil men as Obama and his croonies destroy America, I have definitely changed my mind. Americans should use the NDAA against every dastardly piece of filth in D.C. They are the real terrorists who have nerve labeling American’s as terrorists who don’t agree in their country being destroyed, i.e., the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters. Those who vote for Obama and the other scum in D.C. are also terrorists because they’re voting for the end of freedoms and liberties for all of mankind.

    I am proud to say I am a Ron Paul supporter and the trash (an understatement) in the current administration do not scare me. If the term ‘terrorist’ means freedom to abide by my Constitutional rights, then I’m a terrorist. But, however, our rights do not only come from written laws of the Constitution. Every human being born upon this planet has every right as his fellow person to live in peace and freedom. But the NWO is paving the road to total destruction of life, liberty, peace, and all the other good things human beings should be able to enjoy. I keep two things in mind – they do not own my body and neither do they own this planet to do as they wish. RON PAUL FOR 2012 TO END THE WORLD BANKER’S WARS!!!

    • CJM

      How about reducing soros to impoverishment? That would be a great start for 2012!

      • Flashy

        Soros again….same ol’ bogey man. when y’all gonna get tired of that fiction?

        • Joe H.

          When soreass takes his last breath!!! He is SCUM!!!

        • eddie47d

          Look in the mirror lately Joe? Your as wrinkled as your mind.

          • Joe H.

            Yeah, eddie and I look as smooth as a baby’s butt compaired to YOU!!

    • eddie47d

      Since there is no “king” Obama and since NATO was formed in 1949 you seem to be stuck in saying that the NATO problem belongs to Obama. Even Reagan used NATO so is he part of your equation or is this strictly an anti-Obama rant? Are there NWO forces out there working to control the world? I believe so and a nemesis worthy of taking on but Obama is not the controller of those forces. You need to focus more on the Federal Reserves and the Bilderberg groups to make a dent in the bigger schemes of things.

      • Joe H.

        eddie,
        ever heard of a little backwards country called Libya??? THAT’S ALL ADUMBERS!!! East africa? ALL ADUMBERS!!! If we DO go into Iran?? YUP, ALL ADUMBERS!!

  • Marc

    I love how people say that we invaded Iraq under false pretenses. I personally consider Mustard & VX gas to be WMD’s. If you don’t believe that, try explaining your angle to the families of the 100,000 plus Iraqi people that were killed by them. If 100,000 people isn’t considered mass destruction, what is your idea of mass destruction? It’s easy to look beyond it, when it isn’t happening to you directly. I look at it as a U.S. city with a population of 100,000 being wiped off the map. If that was to happen in our country, would you just brush that under the rug, or would you stand up and take notice. Any way you look at it, this world is a better place without Hussein (and I mean Saddam, not Barack Hussein Obama), just to be clear, and Bin Laden. Personally, I would rather be in an offensive stance, (taking the fight to them). Rather than being in a defensive stance, (waiting for an attack to happen, then reacting to it). We are always gonna be in the crosshairs of the middle east whackjobs, your not gonna change their mindset. The only thing you can do is play the aggressor and keep them on their heels. If we do nothing, we invite it, and they’re standing on solid ground, instead of being on shifting sand. As long as there are rogue nations out there (and there always will be), we have to protect our own, and if that means going into hostile areas to defend our people, so be it. We have the strongest military in the world because our military is a tool that is utilized. A tool that isn’t used is a useless tool, God bless our American military. They stare into the face of evil every day. We have our freedoms because they show up and fight the good fight every day. Don’t thank NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN for your freedom, thank a member of the military, (past or present).

    • CJM

      If obammy has his way, that military strength that we are all so proud of will be significantly be reduced and become meaningless.

      • smilee

        The proposed cuts for the next ten years are only about half of what spend in Iraq the last ten years and as we are not there anymore this cut will have no effect on our military readiness what so ever, but then you and the crew on here will use any excuse to bash Obama weather it is valid or not.

    • eddie47d

      Your comment was well written Marc although there is no solid ground in putting our military forces in other countries. South Korea might be an exception at this time but Iraq seems to be a failure with all the internal bickering going on there. The bombings haven’t stopped and the citizens seem less safe after the war started. Remember we had and still do have troops in Saudi Arabia and that inflamed the 9/11 hijackers. It gave them a reason to hate America and an excuse for their dastardly deed.

      • Michael Hardesty

        Marc’s comments were not well written and I just refuted them Eddie.

      • Joe H.

        eddie,
        While you may be right in that we have troops in Saudi, they are there at the request of the saudi ruler!!

      • eddie47d

        Protect any dictator for oil . Is that our motto?

    • Flashy

      Ummm…even bush and Cheney admit there were no WMDs found in Iraq….

      Think about that. “We know where they are!” ranks right up there with ‘good job Brownie’ and “Mission accomplished’

    • Michael Hardesty

      There were no WMD’s in Iraq. The WMD’s are defined as nukes or largescale bombers. There were no chemical weapons left in Iraq.
      There were never 100,000 people in Kurdish Iraq killed by chemical weapons. By the way, the Kurds were not Saddam’s ‘own people.’
      Yet another Bush 1 and Bush 2 lie.
      There were a few thousand during ONE incident in 1987 and at the time
      Reagan Admin. blamed IRAN. See the US Army War College Report back then.
      THe US is the major terrorist state who has killed many millions from Palestine to Indochina to Korea to Guatemala to the Congo to Indonesia.
      Israel is the number 2 world terrorist state.
      Marc, your a real dummy and I always vote against Vet bonds because there is nothing to thank them for. None of our wars after 1776 were necessary.

      • Mark in LA

        Maybe not necessary but WWII was a good one. There is no way in WWII without us that the Red Army led by Stalin and Zukhov stops at Germany.

        • Michael Hardesty

          The Red Army was coming to the US, Mark ? Only US participation in giving Lend-Lease to Stalin enabled the Red Army to survive. You got it exactly backwards as usual.

          • Mark in LA

            The person who doesn’t know what he is talking about is you if you think the Red Army only survived because of the miniscule amount of stuff they got from us. I am guessing you never actually studied the issue but just repeat the garbage that comes out of our schools. There is no evidence of large scale use of American weaponry by the Red Army. If you can find it let me know. I do remember a documentary on Russian tanks and they were very happy with “American canned meats”. However, there is no record of any significant aircraft or tank shipments to them or that would come close to outfitting an army anywhere near the size of the Red Army. There is also no battlefield record of the same. We hear the same thing with regard to Britain but it isn’t true either, there the Brits produced more Spitfires than the Germans produced ME-109s.

            Both Stalin and Zukhov were of the mindset to keep going until they hit the Atlantic. Without the US there would have been very little troop presence in the west. The British by themselves would likely not have been able to do Normandy.

          • Joe H.

            mark in LA,
            go to
            ww2total.com?WW2/History/Production/Russia/Lend-Lease.htm-cached
            We gave them Tanks, planes, Weapons, Armored vehicles, others!

      • Joe H.

        Hardesty,
        ” I always vote against vet bonds because there’s nothing to thank them for”! Well michael, I hope you get into a terrible accident and need SSI to get by, as I will vote against as there’s damn sure NOTHING to THANK YOU for!!! You are just like that stupid Judge that wanted to blame the gun manufacturers for all deaths committed with guns!! Blame the REAL culprits you lame braned idiot!! blame all the politicians that YOU and others like you, voted into office!! THEY started the war, dumb azz, not the TROOPS!! how the hell do you manage to walk and BREATH at the same time??? Man! there sure are some wickedly DUMB people in the world and you are at the bottom of the barrel!!!

        • Michael Hardesty

          Excuse me, Joe, did Eichmann drive all the trains by himself ? Of course I blame the numbskulls who stupidly fought these wars as well as the politicos who started them. What makes you think it’s either-or ?

        • Michael Hardesty

          Joe H, I never asked for your help and have you ever been able to walk and chew gum at the same time ?
          As Nasser once said, may you choke on your anger.

        • eddie47d

          I think we know by now Joe that you feel ashamed because you voted for Bush! Isn’t he one of those who starts wars?

          • Joe H.

            yeah eddie,
            I voted for Bush as the lesser of two evils. gorebull would have destroyed the United States economically even faster tha Abummer!! If you had a bit of common back bone eddie, you would admit it as well! you spout all your little “no fact” posts trying to look important since you are retired and nothing more than a low paid babysitter!! well eddie you don’t impress many here at all other than your like brained good buddies. Remember eddie we all know the real definition of good buddy!!!

      • Joe H.

        Hardesty,
        no, there weren’t 100,000 khurds murdered by Saddam there were 5000 killed in a village of about 80,000.
        Read it and weep.
        news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2854019.stm-cached

  • Norm

    The trillion dollar waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the suffering to our troops and their families, has been an exercise in futility. Things are worse now than they ever were in that area. We’ve created a stronger Iran and produced more enemies.

    • Mark in LA

      Maybe you think it was a mistake but look at the people who lied us into that war and tell me they didn’t want excatly what is happening now. Remember one of the disbanded the Iraqi army when it would have kept the peace at minimal cost.

  • Janet

    This is the story they tell the public. What they aren’t telling us is the real truth or the real story. Space wars.

    • CJM

      obammy has already shut down NASA–so how would we enter a “space war”? No, the real reason for this newest action is to raise more funds for obammy’s glorified militant civilian army. By significantly reducing the real military, he now has the money to fund his militants for civilian invasion tactics. Beware of this imposter—he is truly a dangerous person.

      • Janet

        You need to do your homework.Where did all the money go? It has been used to develop space technology. If they told you the truth about ET presence and how they have suppressed information going out to the masses you would be shocked. Wait and see they are trying to control space or I suggest you google CSETI and Dr. Steven Greer. Open your mind to what is going on and also your heart.

        • Karolyn

          Janet – Nothing shocks me. I just wish they would clue us in on everything. I think the only problem, though, is that the mainstream would panic, just like in the movies. There is so much evidence of other other life in the Universe. I don’t understand how people can believe otherwise!

          • libertytrain

            I’m not a disbeliever.

      • Joe H.

        CJM,
        Nasa isn’t completely shut down. I know for a fact as my sister in law works for them in Houston.

        • http://deleted Claire

          JoeH– Thank you for your comment. As you said, NASA is not completely shut down.

        • Joe H.

          Claire,
          While it isn’t shut down, they don’t have a way to transport our astronauts to the space station, so they are paying Russia 30 MILLION dollars ONE WAY to transport them for us! Thats 120 MILLION for two people round trip!!!!

  • CJM

    This ploy is right in keeping with obammy’s plan to have a MILITANT civilian army larger than the standard army and by down-sizing our military commands, he now has the funds to build that militant civilian army, which is already in place as the “homeland security federal protection service” which invaded a social security office in Florida complete with their full “uniform” gear and AK-47s. That was a so-called dry run; now, with confidence, they can invade your home under false pretenses and kill you if they so desire. They have made themselves to be above the lasw….and to hell with the US Constitution, which obammy is shredding daily word by word.

    • eddie47d

      That “raid” at the Social Security office was a training exercise and nothing more. You can color propaganda into it anyway you want but hardly a pretense to invade your home. Remember it was the previous administration who pushed the Patriot Act and set up the TSA program. The majority in Congress boxed Obama into a hole in accepting those short sighted Acts/Departments.That “militant civilian army” falls into Bush’s lap and that tool was handed to Obama. The pressure should be kept up in how we are manipulated in this country and neither party is taking corrective measures in where our rights are going. Another problem with your comment is that Bush stopped the Shuttle Program in 2004 by enacting the Constellation Program thus taking away NASA’s funding. This new program will send probes/rockets to Mars but will take several years to perfect. The real imposter’s are those who print false information for their own agenda instead of facts on who really did what.

      • Joe H.

        eddie,
        Show me where Abummer voted against it, and show me where he tried to get rid of it after he took office. All he has done to it is make it stronger and renew it!! After that, HE now owns it!!

      • eddie47d

        He’ll never own it. That honor will always go to Bush. Generally the honor goes to Edison for inventing the light bulb although several other companies have also made light bulbs. So it is still Edison’s baby. That is if you can screw that bulb back into your noggin and see the light.

  • cawmun cents

    It is a condition of preventative medicine.
    When you discover that despite what the spin doctors tell you,you cannot put out fires that are already extant in the world,without becoming financially dependent on sources that you cannot rely on,you punt and opt for preventive foilage control.
    It is not politically motivated,but it is financially sound.
    When you cannot cure the ills of Asia,you opt to go for preventive medicine in Africa.This requires far less resources,necessitating far less personnel.
    In keeping with spending less money,it is a sound gamble.
    As far as the extreme right,stating that we weaken our defenses,it is a ploy by the war machine to keep the fundage flowing.
    Let me aquaint you with an acronym that every American should know.
    F.S.D.
    It stands for Full Spectrum Domination.
    We enjoy this particular acronym because we enjoy the condition of F.S.D. in our nation.The fearmongering will tell you otherwise,but it is true.That will not change by shortening the numbers of personnel in our services.
    We own the sea,air,and land,and space.
    Accept no other knowledge,for it is hogwash.
    If other nations wish to try to out extend us militarily,they will probably suffer revolution,because it will cause conditions of starvation and duress on their populace.
    So do not fear that the war machine will suffer.
    It is in tact right over your heads,out to sea,under your feet.and in places where you cannot even imagine that it could be.
    -CC.

    • cawmun cents

      Also,it should be noted,that since this is primarily a Christian nation,and has the largest population of Christians on the globe,that God is our defense.His detractors might well observe and understand this fact.He is the ultimate reason for our Full Spectrum Domination.
      I had to give gredit where it is due.
      -CC.

      • Flashy

        Cawmun…out of curiousity…since there are so many sects within the christian sect…and the dogma varies greatly between them…when you say “predominantly” … isn’t that making a huge assumption in whether the various sects recognize another as “christian”?

        for instance…there are several sects which claim Mormonism to be a non-chrisitan sect, and others which would say the same about Catholicism. And I’m sure Koresh would have claimed christianity as the religion of his cult and there are thousands like him out there claiming the same (i.e the wack group which protests at military funerals).

        Which is the reason why we should never let any part of religion into givernment or public places….one opening and the entire religious schism between the sects would create a huge amount of unrest.

        But now…if we allowed the mores and dogma of Flashism as the religion of choice to be set in prayer and in public displays…I’d have no objection. Would you? just what displays would you allow? The manger scene at XMas? And those sects which believe such is actually a satanic ritual…would they have a voice in the matter? And which scene? Catholic, protestant, baptist, S. baptist? And what if the Wiccans demanded equal opportunity for their winter displays of their religion?

        When one talks of “christian” nation…it’s the same as when y’all refer to “the Founders” …. it’s foolishness and has no meaning.

        • cawmun cents

          First…there are no such things as sects or doctrines in Christianity.You either are dependent on Christ for your salvation,or you are not.
          Mormonism wasant around when the founders were making this nation.
          There were and always have been Christians all over the world not beholding to the Catholic Church.
          To think otherwise would mean that you didnt know much about Christianity.
          In Europe,it became fashionable for monarchies to adopt catholicism,based on the rigidity of its tenents and the power that the church wielded.Therefore it was assumed by many that the Roman Catholic church was the only church.
          But historically it would be ingnorance to assume this.
          Roman Catholics take their the only church doctrine from the mistaken eisegesical interpretation of a single scripture.Matthew 16:18.
          The rock Jesus would build his church on was not one of a figurehead such as Peter,but that God reveals who Christ is to those who are to be saved.The Catolic church has incorrectly interpreted this scripture from its inception.That doesnt mean they are not Christians.Nor does it mean that because I belong to the protestant church that I am not Christian either.all these arguments come form those who do not wish to have Christ as their savior.
          Christ did not die for only Catolics or Protestants,He died for all who wish to be given the grace of God.There are certain things by which we know who is and is not a Christian,whether they claim to be or not.But those are the subject of another debate at another time.
          Scripture clearly states that not all who call Him Lord,will enter the kingdom.One apostle,chosen by Christ was the apostle to the Gentiles,His name was Paul of Tarsus.His Epistles should be what we as Gentiles concentrate on to know where we stand in Christianity.
          Although all scripture is given through the Holy Spirit,there are some written for Jewish believers,and some for Gentiles.A distinction is made between the two groups because one was told to follow the Law of God,given to Moses,while the other was never given Law by God.
          That is why there is a distinction between Jewish,and Gentile.Before this was the case,you were either Jewish,or not.Now through Christ,who came to fulfill the Law of God,you are either Christian or not.
          Hope I cleared this up for you.
          I may not always or ever agree with you,but that doesnt mean I dislike or hate you Mr.Flashman,even if we have had heated discussions.
          -CC.

          • Joe H.

            AMEN!!! Very good comment C.C.!!!

  • hithadeck

    The progressive hacks on Obama’s team are going to cut the Military and the first thing they will do is cut military personnel. They don’t think of the military as a source of jobs. Good jobs that are manned by Americans that love serving their country and would like to serve in the military for the full term of twenty years. They want to put these proud Americans out on the street without a job and join the millions of Americans unemployed that are on food stamps. Playing the numbers game can not hide Obama’s penny wise dollar foolish tactics. Maybe his wish to build up his so called civilian security army will happen by reducing our real American security military. His recruitment is going on but it’s not the loyal American veterans he is hiring but the likes of SEIU, ACRON and left wing organizations that will wear his brown shirts.

    • Flashy

      LOL … Hithadeck…tell us, do you hear the sounds at night of the black helicopters circling overhead?

      • Michael Hardesty

        Yes, Flash, he does as he lives in a high crime neighborhoodlum hood.
        We SEE them here in Oakland all the time.

    • mark

      Military personnel work for the government therefore they are parasites and socialists robbing money from the hard-working taxpayers. Don’t you know that? That is what this website has been screaming everyday for years. Anyone who works for the government is a parasite and a socialist sucking American dry with endless benefits, pensions, health care plans, etc. The U.S. military is socialist. Therefore it is unAmerican. I don’t believe a word of the above but this is the nonsense this site has been selling for years.

      • Mark in LA

        Plenty of government workers are parasites who could be separated from the host – take the Department of Education for example. Nobody teaches there and nobody is educated there. It exists to dole out grant money for cockeyed schemes about how to get low IQ Mexicans and blacks to achieve like Askanazi Jews – something that might happen in 1 out of 100,000 kids.

        • Michael Hardesty

          Mark in LA, AND the whole Department of Offense in particular.

      • Michael Hardesty

        Mark, it’s all true about Pentagon Socialism and the parasites who work for it AND our increasingly militarized police departments. If you don’t like this site, go back to your long establishment sleep, no one will miss you at all.

  • chuckb

    mark, now your prejudice is showing.

    • Michael Hardesty

      Chuck, it’s not prejudice, it’s POSTJUDICE, making a correct judgment after decades of observing the facts.

    • Joe H.

      chuckb,
      YUP!!!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Never, and I mean never–cut back on military might/defense. America must remain on the alert, walk softly and carry a big stick. In this day and age and all the unrest, turmoil, and terrorism it is a bad move to deplete our defense resources. America must remain in this mode–don’t look for trouble, but if it comes to you–be able to handle it and win.

    • cawmun cents

      Lovely Miss Claire,
      Though I do not wish to seem as brash and arrogant as I am,You should endeavor to search the www. for the Acronym F.S.D.
      Which in military terms stands fro Full Spectrum Domination.
      There were over 300 shuttle missions to the last frontier,by which we assured ourselves of that part of the spectrum.
      Sea,Land,Air,Space……we are deficient in none.
      Masters of all.
      Cheers!
      -CC.
      P.S.Our Domination is through a fifth spectrum,Our Christianity,for God helps His chosen people.

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