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… What a Legacy … [#for a Wuss]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 30th,2014

.. yea , I am referring to the First Wuss .

.. it means you-know-who , His Lordship ..

.. who else ? …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

.. Ralph Peters really nails the First Wuss right on top of the head . His legacy will be an Islamic Caliphate . We will have to deal with the consequences of it for years to come …

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… Red Hot Dope [#the Bergdahl Affair]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 14th,2014

.. a big thank you to columnist Michelle Malkin , who got the interview with the troopers from Pvt. Bergdahl ‘ s platoon and company . Also , Michelle confirms that Bergdahl did desert , he left his post without warning or notice or reason …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the column ..

.. also , these troopers were prepared to shoot Pvt Bergdahl if he gave them any resistance . So , Bowe Bergdahl is lucky that he has come home alive ….

.. from the post : …

The source completes the account by saying this all resulted because “Bergdahl got tired of playing soldier”:

“A few days later, we (FTF) conducted a daylight raid on some tents looking for Bergdahl. We took heavy small arms and RPG fire on approach and ran off the CH-47s in contact. Our entire element engaged the enemy, who turned out to be a Taliban shadow governor and his bodyguards. … Multiple people died that day. … All of this happened because Bergdahl got tired of playing soldier. The remainder of that deployment was focused on recovery efforts. Countless members of the brigade were wounded, and we lost good friends, among them PFC Matthew Martinek and 2LT Darryn Andrews. I have no doubt these great men would be alive if Bergdahl did not leave.”

Malkin clarifies that eight, not six, American soldiers died as a result of Bergdahl’s actions: Andrews, Casillas, Fairbairn, Martinek, PFC Morriss Walker, and Staff Sergeants Clayton Bowen, Kurt Curtiss, and Michael Murphrey.

Malkin also provides her source’s response to the administration’s “incomprehensible” decision to trade “five war criminals for a traitor,” an act he calls “sickening.” He said that while he is glad Bergdahl is safe and with his family, he should not be “hailed as some kind of hero” and “should return home to face a court martial.”

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… How Incredibly Stupid [Security Blunder]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. John Bolton is right ..

.. he usually is . It is pretty rare that I disagree with him …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. what the ObamaCrap White House did was incredibly , incredibly stupid . It makes the Valerie Plame case look like small potatoes by comparison ….

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… Nice Way to Restart the Space Race , Dummies [Russian Ban on US use of ISS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 22nd,2014

.. are theRussians really this stupid ..

.. the Russian private sector in space tech is just a bunch of oligopolies (groups) and monopolies (state companies) . They compete with their egos , but not which each other . They sure are not a threat to China , much less the U.S. , Europe , and Japan …

.. the Russians may want to do more in space . The problem is that they cannot afford to do it . Their economy is not diverse enough to support the development of true private competition . They do not even have a clue about venture capital , much less start – up companies . They may want , for example , to go to Mars , but forget it …

.. [h/t — theDailyTelegraph]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. The Chinese are far closer to doing it . The Chinese economy is far more diverse , and co – operates with outside nations , even their rivals , which is something that Russia does not . Eventually , the Chinese will go to the Moon , first , and , perhaps , build their own space station . Hell , the more the merrier …

.. Our country is getting back off of its butt . It is just right now that people do not see it . NASA and other government agencies are acting as development agents , providing the targets for the private companies . Our go – go and individualistic nature is now really generating takeoff speed . Once those companies hit it , watch out …

.. We can and will build a new Space Station , joining the Chinese , the Russians , and others . Ours will , though , be much larger and far more diverse . It will also be a jumping – off point for missions to Mars , the outer planets , and beynd . If we go back to the Moon , it will be to colonize it , not just to visit . Been there , done that …

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… Lt. Colonel Peters is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 23rd,2014

.. Putin (and Russia) will move to take over the eastern part of Ukraine when they are ready (and not a moment before then) …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to his statement …

.. once it happens , then things in the world get much more dicey …

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… France is Doing What ?!?! [national security problems]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 22nd,2014

.. they are building helicopter carriers . Big shock .

.. not just for the British . Also , not a big surprise …

.. but , also for the Russians . For the Russians ??

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. it presents big national security problems . Not just for France . For  the U.S. . And for N.A.T.O. .

.. What could the French have been thinking ? Doing it for the U.K. is one thing , but for the Russians ? Are you kidding me … No , it is not a joke ,  folks .

.. No , they are not ” adult ” carriers , like ours , and France ‘ s and India . They are like most of the other aircraft carriers in the world , helicopter carriers , a.k.a. ” chopper ” carriers . Yea , that kind . There is a very big problem .

.. Those type of carriers can carry ” jump jet ” type regular aircraft . Those types are somewhat limited in range , but if they operate with an ” adult ” they can refuel ,  greatly extending their range . Most nations that are maritime in nature operate 1 or more of that type. Brazil does . Australia does , as does Thailand , Indonedia , and soon , again , Japan , among  other nations ..

.. We here in the U.S. have both . We have 12 ” adult ” carriers , soon to be 11 , and around 6 to 8 LHAs , which are our version of the ” chopper ” carrier . The Marines , which operate most of the LHAs , hate the C.C. term like the plague .

.. the French are nuts . Selling the Russians even 1 of them is insane …

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… The Environmentalist Lobby is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. a national security danger .

.. if you do not believe me , take it from John Fund from the WSJ and the National Review . POTUS has the potential approvals on his table for energy projects [ yet , that includes the Kestone XL pipeline] that would help greatly in weaning the Europeans from the yoke of Russian energy dependency …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the FoxNews interview with Fund …

.. the energy projects are in this case for the export of natural gas . The same pipelines and export points can be used for the export of either U.S. oil and natural gas , or to aid Canada , since it would be far easier to link to the U.S. market , and to existing U.S. pipelines …

.. Any Canadian pipelines heading east would have to cross the St. Laurence River and the St. Laurence Valley . It would also have the headaches of [-] navigating around Niagra Falls , [-] the Great Lakes , and [-] the Appalachian Mountains . It would be far simpler to reach the U.S. East Coast via the U.S. pipeline network …

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… Has the State Department gone Crazy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. Israel is a Jewish state …. it is the homeland of the Jewish people …

.. for the Palestinians to reach an honest peace with Israel , they will indeed have to recognize them as a Jewish state , indeed as the Jewish homeland …

.. for the Department of State to say what it has and stand the way that it evidently does is colossaly idiotic and immoral …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the quote and video …

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… Bob Gates continues to Pound on POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on ” Fox News Sunday ” this week for a brief interview …

.. take a look – see at it …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. Gates believes that the Crimea is gone . He believes that our energies would be better focused in making sure that Europe has a dependable supply and source of natural gas and oil , in order to wean them off of the yoke of the Russians …

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… What is POTUS doing ??

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 1st,2014

.. making a weak and mealy mouthed statement in front of the country ; then …

.. making an ass of himself in front of a DemoCrap party gathereing (apparantely a fundraiser) …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the fundraiser footage …

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… Nice Going , Dumb – Dumb [on Iraq] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 6th,2014

… 5 years ago , the war in Iraq was won …

.. 3 years ago , our country was in  position to conclude a continuing agreement with Iraq . All it required was for His Lordship and VPOTUS to conclude what is known as a Status of Forces Agreement [S.O.F.A.] . It covers how U.S. forces are governed and treated legally , generally while in a so – called friendly country , especially in an Allied nation . It is not all that difficult . But , Nooooooo ….

.. The ObamaCraps could not even do something that simple . They have butchered and bungled Iraq . They have frittered away what Iraqi forces , our own military , and Allied nations had won in blood …

.. So , what is happening now ? Guess ? Al Qaeda & Company are rolling in , and trying to take over …

.. [h/t  — the Washington ComPost]..

.. [link] to the post …

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… More on Benghazi …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 29th,2013

.. and , yes , it is still a ” live ” investigation …

.. [h/t — hotair.com]

.. [link] to the post , and the Meet the DePressed video of Representative Issa ‘ s appearance …

.. the DummyCraps would really like this one to go away . Why ? There are major unanswered questions still pending , like

.. [-] What were POTUS and SecState Clinton talking about in the infamous 10pm phone call on Sept. 11th , 2012? ..[-] Why was the military given a standdown order , no matter who was in danger at Benghazi ? .. [-] What was the CIA doing at Benghazi ? ..[-] Why was our embassy not given the security it requested ? , ..[-] among others …

.. the ObamaCraps have played the ” four – corners ” stall on this , wanting it to go away … ironically , since ObamaCrapCare blew up as a colossal mess , it has been overshadowed …

.. there are serious questions to be answered folks .. no doubt about it . The lack of co – operation from the ObamaCrap Administration is a disgrace . Basically , the ObamaCraps have been getting away with bloody murder …

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… A BiPartisan Bill is Dangerous [Iran Nuclear Sanctions] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 21st,2013

.. Why , may you ask ?

.. with good reasons :

[-] a truly bipartisan bill will attract much more support from the senior levels of both parties , ..
[-] a bill with that much support will make it as an amendment onto any relevant bill , ..
[-] that support will put Dingy Harry Reid in a spot ; he will have to let the bill come to the floor , ..
[-] it will put POTUS in an impossible situation ; he will want to veto the bill , but the votes will be there to override , and by plenty , ..
[-] such a bill will piss off Iran , and give it the excuse it needs to walk away from the so – called nuclear talks in Geneva , Switzerland .

.. I support the bill . The Iran nuclear deal is an obscene joke ; It does not slow down Iran ‘ s nuclear program one bit . The ObamaCraps have issued a veto threat , but , I hope , someone in there is telling His Lordship that the votes are there , or will be there by plenty to pass the bill in both Houses of Congress by veto – proof margins .

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… Superb Point by Dr. Krauthammer [Iran and the ” Bomb “] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 26th,2013

… this [point] was brought up , I believe , by Dr. Charles Krauthammer on “Special Report with Bret Baier” the other night .

.. It is outstanding . The more I think about the Iran – nukes deal , the more that I hate the damn thing . And the more that it smells and looks like a modern – day version of Munich from September 1938 .

.. May God in Heaven Help us All !! ..

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