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Dem Pollster: Obama Needs Another Oklahoma City Bombing to Reconnect

Democrat pollster Mark Penn appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball and said that President Clinton reconnected with his speech after the Oklahoma City bombings, and Obama needs a similar situation to do the same.

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Penn’s statement is appalling and should offend everyone, but Chris Matthews carries. Let me remind Matthews and Penn that Obama had his “moment” and this is how he handled it:


You’re not entitled to that title, Ma’am!

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Army war games – the enemy is America

From the Patriot Post

By Mark Alexander · Thursday, April 29, 2010

Publisher’s Note: Regarding my essay, Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists,’ I was contacted by senior command staff at Ft. Knox on the afternoon of the date of publication. There was a security exercise at Ft. Knox this week, but an officer in the security loop altered the scenario “in order to make it more realistic.” Those alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they appeared. The command staff informed me that the alterations were not approved at the command level and that the individual who circulated the scenario through official channels will “receive appropriate counsel.” I was assured that the Command staff would not have authorized such a scenario.

“The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will ‘preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.’ The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people.” –Justice Joseph Story

A few months back, the commander in chief of our Armed Forces, that erstwhile community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, denigrated a large cross section of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement — those who advocate for Essential Liberty and Rule of Law.

Obama identified them as malcontents, “waving their little tea bags.”

Since then, the Obama administration and their Leftmedia sycophants have endeavored to characterize Tea Party attendees as rude, radical, racist, redneck, enemies of the state. They have attempted to tie high-profile acts of violence against the government to the Tea Party, including the pilot who crashed his plane into a Texas IRS headquarters. (Turns out, he was a Leftwing nut.)

In fact, Americans who attend Tea Party rallies are from all walks of life, as noted in the Patriot Declaration, Patriots who are peacefully and constitutionally petitioning their government for redress.

As I noted in my tax-day essay, Tea Parties are “not a call for revolution but for restoration — a call to undertake whatever measures are dictated by prudence and necessity to restore constitutional Rule of Law.”

However, Obama’s words do have consequences.

This week, I was contacted by a number of civilian and military personnel (enlisted and officer ranks) who expressed concern about a military exercise proposed for Ft. Knox, the U.S. Bullion Depository. (For the record, I called Ft. Knox security for an official comment and received the standard reply: “We are not authorized to discuss this exercise.” The exercise in question may have been one of several proposed security exercise scenarios.)

As with most such exercises, the Ft. Knox scenario outline occurred in stages, as if real time intelligence was being provided at various intervals. The first intel advisory was issued on Friday, 23 April 2010, and identifies the terrorist threat adversaries as “Local Militia Groups / Anti-Government Protesters / TEA Party.”

You read that right: “TEA Party”!

The alert states that plans for the demonstration may have been interrupted by “Federal and local law enforcement” raids on a “White Supremacists Organization,” but “TEA Party organizers have stated that they will protest at the Gold Vault at a future date.”

Further, the intel advisory states, “Anti-Government – Health Care Protesters have stated that they would join the TEA Party as a sign of solidarity.”

In accordance with the exercise proposal, Ft. Knox post security is placed on high alert because, “these groups are armed, have combative training and some are former Military Snipers. Some may have explosives training / experience,” and “a rally at their compound / training area is scheduled.”

Another intel update was issued on Monday, 26 April 2010, noting that the “rally at the Militia compound occurred,” and “Viable threats … have been made.” The intel on the rally notes, “Many members were extremely agitated at what they referred to as Government intervention and over taxation in their lives. Alcohol use ‘fanned the flames.’ Many military grade firearms were openly carried. An ad hoc ‘shoot the government agent’ event was held with prizes (alcohol) given for the best shot placement.”

The report states further, “Components of bomb making are reported to have been on the site. Some members have criminal records relating to explosive and weapons violations.”

In response to the “immediate threat,” the exercise stipulates, “local detention centers are being made ready for mass arrests.” Both the “QRF I and QRF II” are placed on two hour recall, and the “5-15 CAV” was ordered to “draw weapons from holder and store in most available arms room,” and “coordinate with MASA for immediate ammunition draw; have equipment readied for immediate use, i.e. vehicles staged and loaded IAW 5-15 CAV SOP; LMR’s charged.”

QRF refers to Quick Reaction Force. QRF I is the 16th Cavalry Regiment. QRF II is the 194th Armored Brigade.

The 26 April order gives specific instructions for the 5-15 CAV (a 16th Cavalry battalion) to have weapons, ammo, vehicles and communications at ready, and it places the other 2,200 members of the units on two-hour recall. In other words, these orders are to gear up for defending Ft. Knox against Tea Party folks and their co-conspirators who oppose nationalization of our health care sector.

Now, for almost 30 years I have participated in the development and implementation of small and large scale military exercises within the U.S. and around the world.

Such exercises are critical to the readiness of our forces, and the standard for the real time intel reports in these drills requires thinly veiled references to assets of existing or collateral threat vectors such as communist regimes such as China and real terrorist networks such as al-Qa’ida, etc.

Perhaps the writers of such exercises today should focus on response plans for, say, an Islamic terrorist who attacks a post. (See Ft. Hood / Major Nidal Malik Hasan.)

While the Ft. Knox exercise scenario is amateurish in its construct (meaning it was probably composed by a civilian bureaucrat), it still sets an ominous political precedent.

The military officers and enlisted personnel with whom I spoke are all dedicated uniformed Patriots who are loyal, first and foremost, to their oath to “support and defend” our Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Their concerns about this exercise mirrored my own. As one put it, the exercise “misrepresents freedom loving Americans as drunken, violent racists — the opponents of Obama’s policies have been made the enemy of the U.S. Army.”

They were equally concerned that command staff at Ft. Knox had signed off on this exercise, noting, “it has been issued and owned by field grade officers who lead our battalions and brigades,” which is to say many Lieutenant Colonels saw this order before it was implemented.

It’s not likely that Ft. Knox Commanding General James Milano or Deputy Commander Col. David Teeples, or even the regimental and brigade commanders for the 16th Cav and 194th AB, actually read the exercise scenario, but that doesn’t absolve responsibility for such an egregious example of political agendas infiltrating military exercise scenarios.

One officer insisted, “The American people should require greater accountability of their commissioned officers, that they abide by their oath and never allow politically motivated propaganda like this exercise on any post or base again.”

Another observed, “Whether this is complacency by officers who do not see such orders as a problem, or worse, officers who recognize the problem but do not insist the orders are changed, this is a serious problem. We are discussing the training of American citizen soldiers in the use of potentially deadly force against a specific group of political dissenters. There is never a time in an officer’s career in which he does not have a duty to apply critical thought to the orders he is given and asked to give. It is my opinion that any officer that has allowed these orders to persist, to reach the level of junior officers and soldiers, has demonstrated a lack of judgment or apathy towards what his duty requires of him. Either way, we should demand more of the commissioned officers, who we as a nation empower to lead our sons and daughters into battle.”

Indeed, and at best, the blatant malfeasance on the part of the individuals who composed this exercise reflects poorly on the uniformed services.

The antidote to this patent misrepresentation of peaceable Patriots is to expose it with the Light of Truth. As our motto Veritas vos Liberabit affirms, the Truth shall set you Free!

(Note: To report examples of politically motivated “exercises” in either the civilian or military sectors of our federal government, please contact us — NewsTip@PatriotPost.US)


Please be sure and read these posts at Frugal Cafe Blog Zone, in connection to the above article from the Patriot Post:


It’s time to accept that these are soldiers on a ‘sacred’ mission

It’s time we stopped viewing jihadists as terrorists and events such as took place last week at Ft.Hood as terrorist attacks. I’m tired of hearing “we’ve not determined if this is a terrorist attack or not.” It was not a terrorist attack. It was another battle in the war the IslamoFascists declared on us almost 20  years ago.

They understand that they are at war with us, but we’ve yet to come to the party. We keep viewing their battles as “events” or “incidents” or “attacks”, as though they are isolated, requiring police action and not related to each other. These zealots are at war with us and only they seem to realize it.

It’s unique to be sure and requires a new kind of mindset. We aren’t fighting a uniformed force with a national identity. Physically, they don’t look alike. (There are Muslim extremists in America, the Philippines, as well as in the Middle East – all with entirely different physical characteristics.) Because there are no boundaries on an ideology, there is no definite theater of engagement. In other words, this is a world wide theater.

We have few allies in this war. The Europeans are afraid to stand beside us because a large portion of their population is Muslim. And it’s not the politically correct thing to do. Socialists are all about what’s politically correct. I’m also sure that the French have not forgotten the youth riots of 2005 when riots and burnings took place across the nation and went on for days.

The 2005 youth riots in France

Additionally, we don’t even have the support of our own countryman against this enemy. We have a politically correct entertainment industry, press, government and military. Would we rather not offend the Muslims and take the chance that 3000 or 13 innocents could be killed? After last week, the answer is apparently yes. Political correctness is partially responsible for the deaths and injuries at Ft.Hood.

The president made it clear in the early months of his administration, that he wants to discontinue the war on terror mindset and rebrand our endeavors as “overseas contingency operations.” Because its PC-ness is so obvious it’s laughable, that phrase has become fodder for countless jokes.

In this quest to be PC, our press turns  the blame on the military for allowing alleged bullying and name-calling by other military personnel, as well as painting this killer as a victim of an uncaring army. But General Casey wants to promote a diverse military, even at the expense of a wink and a nod to officers who are contacting Al-Qaeda members outside the country: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casulty, I think that’s worse.” Can it get more PC than that? And coming from the Army Chief of Staff?

How much more do they need to do, how many more deaths of our citizens have to occur,  how much more horrific does it need to be, before we are willing to accept that war has been declared on us? These killers are not criminals in the sense that other mass murderers are. They see themselves as Allah’s soldiers in a sacred mission to kill the infidels. In the words of Hasan: “we love death more than you love life.”  They are willing to go to any lengths, including killing themselves and their own, in the furtherance of their God’s dictates.

As we continue to view these battles as isolated terrorist attacks – as though they are criminal acts and not battles in an ongoing war against us – we lose every battle. And we will lose the war, in the end.

Our fallen heros deserve better than this from us. They deserve nothing less than victory over these suicidal/homicidal footsoldiers of an evil ideology.