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… Why Russia Treats Us with Contempt [#military provocation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 19th,2016

.. why would the Russians do something so extraordinarily risky . They are making increasingly dangerous military provocations with US military units [the Air Force , the Navy , in particular] ?? ..

.. one message is being sent to Washington , D.C. . It is a clear political message being sent to the ObamaCrap Admininstration [in general] , and Barack Obama in particular . We hold you in such contempt that we do not fear you , not one bit . That is a dangerous message ..

.. another message is being sent to U.S. allies in Europe and Asia . You see the contempt with which we hold America . The U.S. will not act to defend its interests . So who will step up to defend you ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the big problem ? The grievous risk of miscalculation . Remember how World War II got started in Europe ? Nazi Germany miscalculated when they subdivided Poland with the Russians , and Britain and France went to war . So another world war could easily get started if we are not careful …

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… Arnaud de Borchgrave — A Memorial [#God Bless]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 21st,2015

.. Mr. de Borchgrave died on Sunday . He was 88 years old .

.. He was born in Belgium , but after his war service in the British Royal Navy , he became a longtime legendary journalist and war correspondent , interviewing many , many world figures , such as Churchill , de Gaulle , Meir , and Reagan ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the obituary …

.. He was once a foreigner , but he became a fine American . By my estimation , he became one of the finest of Americans . His strengths were his dedication , his professionalism , his talent , and , most of all , his honesty and bluntness ..

.. May God Bless him and his family …

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… ” He makes It So Hard to Do So ” [#bergdahl affair] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. this is a quote from a World War II vet , Sgt. George Ciampa . He was a member of a graves registration unit throughout the ETO , and was in significant part one of the many guys who helped to design and layout the beautiful memorials to our honored dead in Normandy , France at Omaha Beach ..

.. according to John Fund , this guy is as with it as anyone 40 to 50 years , maybe more younger than he really is [he is 89 years old] …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the piece ..

.. he was asked to meet with POTUS when Obama was at Omaha Beach and the military cemeteries for the Allied commemoriation of the 70th anniversary of D – Day . He politely declined ..

.. wonder why ? … see above …

.. thank you and May God Bless You for your service , each and every one of you , past , present , and future …

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… You Would Have Thought By Now …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. that these idiots would have learned ..

.. unfortunately , it appears that they have not . Sadly , it appears that history is starting to repeat itself in Ukraine , in particular , in the eastern part of the country …

.. people have been passing out these leaflets [see below] :

eastern Ukraine (Jewish reg flyer)

.. basically , they call for all of the Jewish folk in the area to register with their local authorities , or else …

.. these things are sick , the height of anti – Semitism , and grotesque , and disgusting …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. have not these people [I would accuse the Russians of this] learned from their history , especially from their recent history . Ukrainians know better than most . More than 10 million Ukrainians of all faiths were murdered during the 1930s by the ” Liquidations ” by the N.K.V.D. under the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin . Worse was to come during World War iI ..

.. Virtually all of Ukraine was a battlefield throughout the war . Many millions more were killed . Probably more Ukrainians were killed (murdered) during the war [in percent terms] by far than even Russians . Much of Russia was also a battlefield , but Russia is far larger , both in terms of land area , and in terms of population . Stalin did not ” liquidate ” Russians as a people as he did Ukrainians during the ’30s , and much of the Soviet Union ‘ s jewish population , then and now , was and is located in Ukraine , not Russia ..

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… Would Not Be Surprised by a Religious BugOut from Eastern Ukraine …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. or from all of Ukraine ..

.. It would be extraordinarily sad to see and to have happen . You would think by now that the Russians and Ukrainians would have learned their lesson . Unfortunately , I do not think that the Russians have , at least not as of yet …

..  it is not that I want it to happen , God only knows . I am a devout Roman Catholic , and I am very supportive of those of the Jewish faith .

.. Given the bullying tactics by Mad Vlad and his so – called ” buddies ” ready to roll across the border to snap up more land , there could end up being a lot more ethnic and religious strife in the area . It has happened there before , many times . The area has a bad history of religious violence , called ” pogroms , ” where the Jewish people end up getting rousted , and very often get murdered by all sides …

.. I do not think that is what the pro – Western and pro – democratic forces want this time . They want the Jewish folk to stay , because besides being a part of the mosaic of the nation , they are a stabilizing force for good in the country and the countryside …

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

.. I am pretty sure that Israel and the jewish Agency [their resettlement folks] are on top of this . If there is a need , they can arrange for evacuations and plane flights out of the area , and now to [first , Romania , Bulgaria , and Greece] , and then on to Israel …

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… on John F. Kennedy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 14th,2013

.. may God in Heaven Bless you , Mr. President .

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Was John Kennedy a liberal ?

.. As we know it now , no . Anyone who had been through the competition of the Kennedy family wars , Harvard , and World War II would most likely not be a modern liberal . Not even close . Kennedy was not only pro – civil rights , but also an internationalist in foreign affairs . Not to mention a strong position on defence . JFK was no wuss , unlike the current First Wuss .

.. Was JFK a conservative ? Not quite . But close . Being a strong supply side economics tax cutter , before the term had been invented , certainly got him started on the road . Especially from where the tax rates were when Kennedy got started . A marginal tax rate (at a high point) of 90 % . Wow .

… more to come …

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… #BarryCade enters the Urban Lexicon ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 6th,2013

.. I first heard the term Barrycade at Legal Insurrection and Twitchy.

It’s now a matter of record in the Urban Dictionary which defines Barrycade as…

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1. A barrier (usually temporary) that exists for no reason. 2. A barrier erected for political reasons. “Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.”

“Hey, let’s put up some barrycades to keep those World War II veterans away from the open-air World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in order to try and score some cheap political points.”

Click the image below to enlarge.barrycade (urban dictionary)

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… Wire Cutters , Anyone [WW II Memorial “#Barrycades”] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 4th,2013

.. see how petty these jerkweeds are getting …

[h/t — John McCormick , TWS]


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… Bravo , Vets [ Operation ShutDown ] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 1st,2013

.. these men and women are World War II veterans that are in Washington , D.C. , with the Honour Flight program . Courtesy of some Congressional help (Steve King , Iowa , Republican) , these folks got to visit the World War II memorials in D.C. today …

[h/t — Washington Free Beacon]
WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

Leo Shane III

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
October 1, 2013 11:55 am

A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.

As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane:

... ditto !! ...

… ditto !! …

... well done !! ...

… well done !! …

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… Our Uniformed Military (enlisted & officers) have as much right to Religious Liberty as Anyone Else …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 25th,2013

.. Since when do outside groups have the right to impose religious censorship on our nation ‘ s military ? This is crazy !

.. Good Lord , they have enough to worry about , as it is . Their first job , Job One , is our nation ‘ s defense . Their efforts are second to none . Their abilities to perform their jobs and their missions are second to none . Our nation ‘ s military , its technology , its strategy , and its ability are second to none .

.. So when it is said that having religious faith , and showing the same , and speaking about it , is against the good order and discipline

English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten ame...

English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

in the military service . When does the civilian leadership have the right to impose anti – religious censorship , impinging on the religious freedom and rights of our fellow citizens in uniform ? Why ?

.. These radicals , such as the “Military Religious Freedom Foundation ” and the ” Freedom from Religion Foundation ” have perverted our Constitution , and its freedoms and rights . Most of all , our religious freedoms , for civilian and military alike , in the First Amendment to the Constitution , in the Bill of Rights . What it stands for is not the prohibition of religion in the public sphere . Not at all . It stand for the free exercise thereof , and the prohibition of a “state church.” Not for the suppresion of religion and faith .

.. Our history , military and otherwise , is clear on those points . First and foremost , is the 1st Amendment ‘ s targeting of religious freedom . Our founders wanted to be absolutely sure and clear that all of us have the free and clear right to practice our faith , or to not practice it , if that is our choice . Also , the provision of chaplains of various faiths . These people (men and women) are priests , pastors , rabbis , and imans , there to minister to the religious needs of our troops & Marines . Most of all , without impignging on the good order and discipline in the ranks , is their rights to make statements of religious and moral issues , that are a part of their job as a religious leader from the pulpit .

.. I post this article from Breitbart Media ‘ s “Big Government” of the insanity that is going on in the current atmosphere . It is time that a thorough cleansing of the anti – religious bigots from the public sphere take place …

A Christian chaplain in the military is being officially censored for engaging in free speech, and anti-Christian activists are demanding he be punished.

Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes is a Christian chaplain currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. As an ordained clergyman whose duties are to provide religious instruction and spiritual counseling, he has a page on the base’s website called “Chaplain’s Corner.”

Reyes recently wrote an essay entitled, “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II.” This common saying is attributed to a Catholic priest in World War II, made famous when President Dwight D. Eisenhower said during a 1954 speech: “I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth that there are no atheists in the foxholes.”

As reported by Fox News’s Todd Starnes, when Reyes referenced this famous line in his essay, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) contacted the base commander, Col. Brian Duffy, demanding he take action on Reyes’s “anti-secular diatribe.”

MRFF’s letter says that by Reyes’s “use of the bigoted, religious supremacist phrase, ‘no atheists in foxholes,’ he defiles the dignity of service members.” They accuse him of violating military regulations.

My legal research on this issue uncovered no regulation prohibiting Reyes’ speech, which looks like expression protected by the free speech and religious freedom provisions of the First Amendment. Military leaders did not respond to Fox’s inquiries asking the Air Force to identify any such rules.

Nonetheless, only five hours after MRFF’s complaint, the essay was removed from the website. Duffy has profusely apologized to MRFF for not stopping this religious leader from sharing religious thoughts.

But this response—which again appears to be a violation of Reyes’s First Amendment rights—is insufficient for MRFF. They said, “Faith based hate, is hate all the same,” and, “Lt. Col. Reyes must be appropriately punished.” (Emphasis added).

So MRFF is saying that the coercive power of government must be used to punish a military officer, who is also an ordained Christian minister, for making ordinary religious references consistent with his faith.

Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council—one of the leaders of a new religious liberty coalition for the military—responded, “A chaplain has been censored for expressing his beliefs about the role of faith in the lives of service members… Why do we have chaplains if they aren’t allowed to fulfill that purpose?”

MRFF is activist Mikey Weinstein’s organization. He called observant Christians “fundamentalist monsters” seeking to impose a “reign of theocratic terror,” and he described sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military as an act of “spiritual rape” that makes believers “enemies of the Constitution” who are committing an act of “sedition and treason” against this nation.

The Obama-Hagel Defense Department and Air Force have met with Weinstein and MRFF over a period of four years and recently told Congress that there are no problems with suppressing religious speech in the military. However, because this growing wave of anti-Christian extremism has been exposed to the public, the U.S. House has inserted new religious liberty protections for military members in pending legislation.

President Obama threatens to veto the legislation. Reyes’s story makes it more likely that Congress will stand its ground and fight to protect the religious liberty of him and countless others in the military, as those service members continue risking their lives to fight for all Americans.

Breitbart News legal columnist Ken Klukowski is senior fellow for religious liberty at the Family Research Council and on faculty at Liberty University School of Law. Follow him on Twitter @kenklukowski.


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… How Could They [Rolling Stone Cover // Tsarnaev] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 17th,2013

.. Rolling Stone magazine has been infamous , ever since it was founded . It does do excellent investigative reporting , though . Its perspective however , comes at issues and topics from a lunatic left – wing perspective . It has a habit of doing the outrageous and the tasteless .

.. So , as it has appears , Rolling Stone has struck a new low in tastelessness . the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone will apparantely have Boston Marathon bombing criminal Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover . How disgusting and tasteless is that ?!?!

.. It is way below and beyond the pale . I have personally never read the publication . Even if I did , I would not read this issue . Putting this pile of pond scum and vermin on the cover is the height of grotesque .

.. People in the news have ended up on the cover of more mainstream news publications , and other popular magazines . Hitler and Mussolini were regulars on the cover of Time , for example , even during World War II . Thankfully , people know who they are . I do not and did not intent to put their images on this blog , just like I do not intend to do so again with Tsarnaev . Doing so when he was a BOLO suspect and wanted for the crime is one thing . Doing so to self – promote one ‘ s self , or one ‘ s publication , no , that to me is out of bounds .

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