Bergdahl and Pentagon loyalty: a disturbing connection

While many focus their disgust for the federal government towards the occupants housed in the IRS, DoJ, VA, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this latest deserter-for-Taliban trade puts the spotlight on another particular building. Writing for the American Thinker, Russ Vaughn describes “A Five-Sided Kennel of Cowardice” and his case against the senior leadership of the U.S. military.

He wonders how it is that our military leaders have “allowed this dilettante president and his inexpert staff to make one unwise military decision after another, with a compounding effect of weakening and endangering America’s forces around the world.”

Vaughn says, “if our Pentagon weren’t currently occupied by the perfumed princes of political correctness, we might be seeing some courageous generals and admirals falling on their swords and exposing this failure of leadership instead of enabling it. Those ambitious cowards should ponder the reality that neither “I was only doing my duty” nor “I was only following orders” is a viable defense.”

It was the late Army Colonel David Hackworth who bestowed the title of “perfumed princes” on senior military leaders who stood not for the men and women in uniform but rather for their own career advancement. As we live through the decimation of our armed forces it’s difficult to say Vaughn doesn’t have a point.

Vaughn believes “There is no way that the White House could have pulled off this “wag the dog” stunt without considerable acquiescence from the highest levels of our military leadership. Those perfumed princes, led by their secretary of defense, have made themselves complicit in the crime by carrying out an order that they all knew to be unlawful.”

The evidence known to the Pentagon about Sergeant Bergdahl is quite telling. They had the testimony of PFC Bergdahl’s fellow paratroopers that he was a deserter, supported by the content of e-mails sent to his parents. Does packing his clothes for their return to his parents in the days preceding his desertion not imply premeditation, rather than spontaneous disorientation or capture? And in spite of that knowledge, our vaunted military leaders went along with this administration’s foolish stunt that will now endanger yet more of our warriors by encouraging kidnapping by terrorists.

Vaughn finds particularly disheartening that not a single one of the perfumed princes had the courage or honor to resign in protest. He feels that a single, public resignation by a single honorable four-star could have stopped this executive branch arrogance in its tracks, like a kitchen light breaking up a roach-fest.

Mincing no words, Vaughn says, “One has to wonder if there’s mandatory neutering for these former dogs of war upon being assigned to lapdog duty in that five-sided kennel of cowardice.”

Strong words indeed but considering all the actions Obama has taken that affect the readiness, capability, and capacity of our military — without one single word or act of disapproval – you do have to wonder. And of course, we’ve seen many other warrior generals and leaders forced out by this president.

I cannot tell you how many times I am asked whether or not our own U.S. military would take up arms and fire upon American citizens. I know my brothers and sisters still in uniform, and my answer is no. I know the commitment they have to their oath of service to the U.S. Constitution.

However, I cannot speak confidently as to those whose appointment is political. Are those strong words? Yes, but as a retired Army officer I have to ask, when will they stand up to the tyrant named Barack Hussein Obama and remember their oath to the Constitution — not to a person?

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sprdthewrd
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They do not want to loose their jobs. All the former officers with balls have been put out to pasture. Those left have all be put in positions due to the fact that the current administration planned it that way. This is the emasculation of Flag Officers. If anyone dare speak up they would be drummed out of the service.

Pissed off Veteran
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I believe the reason is because all the chiefs are now Obama supporters. I recall he has fired over 100 Command grade officers during his first 3 years and replaced them with those who DON”T give a damn about their OATH. Because if they cared about their oath they would have refused to transport the 5 HVTs and gotten the deserter back 5 years ago.

Congleton
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Obama has forced any potentially dissenting general officer to resign, what remains are . . .you fill in the blanks!

Michael Barranti
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Funny, They all know when to keep their mouths shut, Allen. Something you obviously never learned. When to keep your mouth shut: When your leader has made a decision and it’s time to execute. Remember that? Or did you ever actually pay attention on your PME? When else to keep your mouth shut: When political hacks like Allen B. West, Admitted war criminal, and Ralph “Let the Taliban Kill him” Peters start running at the mouth about whether POWs like Bergdahl are worth saving, thus taking a sledge-hammer to the Faith and the motto “You are not Forgotten” and “Leave… Read more »
Kay Jay
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POW? LOL You really have been draining the liberal kool-aide pitcher dry.

Michael Barranti
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Go look up DOD Instruction 1300.18 and educate yourself, dumbass.

Bob Maddry
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You want to talk about Benghazi jerkweed. Go back into your gay closet and duct tape your frigging mouth shut. And no, I don’t hide behind a name either. Anything else stirkes your frigging fancy, carry on mister. They all left people behind. Over 30 to be exact … so don’t try to twist this with that thinking. They don’t give a sheet.

Michael Barranti
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Sean “Vilerat” Smith was a friend of mine, f– you for politicizing his death.

The_Patriot
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So What ass wipe I had 50 friends who died in the 9/11 attack on the trade center. Their deaths have and still are politicized. take a number and sit the hell down

Michael Barranti
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Really? Who trots them out as proof Bush is a traitor?

The_Patriot
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there ya go again, you cannot stick everything on bush. Bush was never a traitor in fact you are more of one than he is

The_Patriot
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You are a pathetic moron. defending the crown prince of the muslims. I pity you

Michael Barranti
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What’s wrong with defending Muslims?

The_Patriot
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They are they people who will come and lop off you head if you don’t convert or are you already one of them

Michael Barranti
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Who told you that? I’m an Atheist, but I’ve lived with and among Muslims for several years and my head is still attached.

Velvet Hammer
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Because you bow in subservience and kiss their feet.

Earl Lee
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These loons believe that ALL muslims are BAD!!

deltarain
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Oh, Good! I guess that means he’s arranging with Mexico to get our U.S. Marine, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, out of their prison too?

Michael Barranti
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No doubt. Fortunately, the Mexican Government isn’t agitating the people holding Tahamooressi to cut his head off at the moment.

The_Patriot
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barry doesn’t give a crap about military men left behind. Only if it serves him to do it. He rescued a traitor a convert ti muslims. He rescued his brother muslim that’s all Tahamooressi is still in mexico. cause barry doesn’t give a crap about him

Reba
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I think it’s time to ask LTC West, where are the Generals that are retired now? Why do we not have anyone willing to do something about this administration?

The_Patriot
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there are generals and they are doing things that we are not aware of. they are not idle I assure you.

Reba
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This is my take on the situation: The Elected Officials that have not stood by the OATH they took have been threatened, blackmailed or whatever. Instead of them all standing together and coming out at the beginning (if it happened all at once), they waited too long because of the threats to them and their families. So, we have over 200 Generals that were booted out, plus Officers and Enlisted. We have “Our Veterans”, “Our Militia” and “Our Patriots” in “Our Country” and others that have been fighting this administration for years. I think they need to round the Elected… Read more »
The_Patriot
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I just wish I were 39 again and could do the heavy lifting. If you catch my drift. There is truth to what you are saying. Yes the have either been bought out or their families threatened by who or whatever the Saudi’s/barry/hillary have at their disposal. It would not be easy to convince the to turn it around. The problems with the muslim camps is, you cannot get inside them to know whether they are doing anything illegal. Remember they are using our own laws against us. The only caveat would be that a revolt/revolution/civil war breaks out then… Read more »
Reba
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Me to. I think they know the ones that are dirty and the ones that are locked in. Nothing says people can’t start disappearing.
Bad weather, so if it takes mew to respond, it’s because I’m having to log back on.

The_Patriot
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that is fine my friend, I’m sure you’ll be okay

Reba
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Same yesterday nasty, nasty!

The_Patriot
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I have faith you’ll be fine 🙂

Reba
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Thank you my friend. 🙂

The_Patriot
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My Pleasure

Reba
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I pray you are right.

Michael Barranti
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Here’s one who did get fired for disrespecting the civilian chain of command. What does he have to say about it:

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/stanley-mcchrystal-defends-bergdahl-search-107466.html

Former top Afghanistan commander retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal wants those critical of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl not to rush to judgment before “we know the facts.”

“We don’t leave Americans behind. That’s unequivocal,” McChrystal said during a Yahoo News interview published Wednesday. McChrystal was commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan when Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009.

Reba
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I remember when that happened. We don’t leave our “Men and Women” behind. I don’t have a problem with them bringing him home; I have a problem with this administration releasing Five Top Terrorist. Hopefully “The Truth and Facts” will come out and not be covered up.

Michael Barranti
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Hey, looks like he supported it, and he’s not only retired, he’s already known for being critical and speaking his mind. So your thesis falls apart, Allen.

Reba
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I have no problem bringing home “Our Men and Women”, regardless of the subject. Nor do I think every General left in good standing. It does not matter to me if you are a General or an Airman; if you do something wrong, then there are consequences.

John Van Haecke
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You pompous ass. What he is telling our military now is that they have a choice: They can follow their CinC blindly, or choose to NOT follow an order that they find to be illegal. And I remember that from my PME as a USAF First Sergeant.

Enlisted men take an oath to follow the orders of the President AFTER they pledge their allegiance to the Constitution. And as with officers, our FIRST duty is to protect and defend the Constitution, NOT the CinC.

Michael Barranti
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Clearly you don’t give two spits about the Code of Conduct either.

Mike Boatman
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What does the code of conduct have to do with this? Code of conduct tells how servicemen will behave when they become POWs

Steven Swisher
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Clearly you missed the point of the article and are now just ranting about what you thought it said instead of what it actually says. Apparently reading comprehension isn’t your thing. No where does Mr. West say to violate any code of conduct. No where does he say that if a soldier doesn’t agree with his ideology then they aren’t worth saving. All this article pointed out is that if one or two persons (higher ranking persons) questioned the operation or voiced their concerns about the operation then maybe it would have been given a second thought. I have plenty… Read more »
Velvet Hammer
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“Good leaders encourage feedback and constructive criticism during the planning phase. Horrible or ‘toxic’ leaders do not.”

Nutshell.

Michael Barranti
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Yeah, I must have totally misunderstood where he called Bergdahl a deserter and his rescue a “foolish stunt” and an “unwise military move”.

Steven Swisher
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And what part of it was a good idea? There is plenty of proof that the guy did desert. We knew that shortly after it happened.

Also what part of negotiating with terrorists is a good idea? They’ve already demanded more prisoners to be released for the Canadian man and american woman they have hostage.

I’m failing to see your point. All i can see is you crying about the operation being criticized

Michael Barranti
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Including the “cheap casio digital watch” brigade who were put in Guantanamo because they owned cheap and common digital watches, which just happened to be the same (because they’re so cheap and common) as used on some IEDs.

The_Patriot
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if you were any more of a dumbass you’d have four legs

Michael Barranti
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I guess you’ve never actually read up on it. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-files-casio-wristwatch-alqaida

Guantánamo Bay files: Casio wristwatch ‘the sign of al-Qaida’
Casio F-91W, a cheap digital watch sold around the world, was taken as evidence of detainees having bomb-making training

The_Patriot
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You know, you can drum up all kinds of Bologna and try to make it seem like a steak. but no matter how you polish crap, it is still crap. I do not give a damn about you or the gitmo detainees. they have no rights they are combatants.

Michael Barranti
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Clearly. Except Combatants still have rights.

The_Patriot
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No they do not, They have a right to eat and sheet that is it

Michael Barranti
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Just because that’s all you’re capable of doing don’t force it on the rest of us.

The_Patriot
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poor little boy, you try to make out that prisoners have rights, in short they do not. The Taliban can tell you that they are all non combatants and not of any importance to them, that’s a real load alright.
They do not care about their own fighters only leaders of the terrorist organization. Nice try

Michael Barranti
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Incidentally, this is exactly the kind of flimsy evidence I watched West and his fellow 4ID Bn Cdrs put people into Abu Ghraib for.

Michael Barranti
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You know that because of congressional obstruction we’re still holding 80+ prisoners there who have already been cleared of charges, right?

Reba
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Then why didn’t Obama release one of them?

Velvet Hammer
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Reba Ha! You got Mikey good that time. He had to pull out his dog eared race card.

Reba
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🙂

Michael Barranti
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Or are all brown muslim people interchangeable to you?

The_Patriot
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all muslim people are islamists and they all want you to convert or die, it is as simple as that

Reba
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Hey, he released the Top Five Terrorist’s. Why didn’t he release the lower terrorist instead? I don’t give a damn what they want; it’s what is best for “Our Country”.

Michael Barranti
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No, he didn’t release the top five terrorists, that’s more lies to get you mad and clicking on links to put money into West and co’s pockets.

Here, an actual Intelligence Analyst organization explains who the “Taliban 5” are.

http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/bergdahl-and-the-guantanamo-five-the-long-awaited-us-taleban-prisoner-swap

The_Patriot
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nice try, more propaganda

Michael Barranti
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No, no, see, Propaganda wouldn’t have any evidence to support it. Like most of what spews from West’s “Ad-sense Click Bait” mouth.

The_Patriot
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it’s all a load of crap just like you

Michael Barranti
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Oh I see, you must get a percentage?

The_Patriot
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If being stupid was a commodity I could sell you and make a million

Michael Barranti
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Because the Deal with the Taliban was for these five.

Michael Barranti
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The fact that The Code Of Conduct tells Soldiers to keep faith with their country because their country won’t abandon them and will make every effort to recover them if they are captured, and without such faith, you’d find a whole lot fewer willing volunteers. Break it and you break the military.

RebinTexas
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Bergdahl did NOT keep faith with his country or fellow soldiers. But that’s beside the point – NOTHING justifies letting those “5” go……….

Bob Maddry
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All except for Benghazi … you don’t know how stupid you sound. Giving terrorists what the hell THEY want isn’t negotiations. This was a stupid deal that had nothing to do with Berdahl, and ALL to do with the narcissist in chief you are hell bent on defending at all costs. Hell, even the white house has apologized to the committees Senators and Congressmen and women for violating federal law doing this. But no, you, who claim not to hide behind your name keep vomiting out of your mouth trying to defend the indefensible. I want you to keep remembering… Read more »
Steven Swisher
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Yes I know very well the code of conduct. I’ve been to SERE C. And the soldier is back. And its time for him to face his judgment for causing 6 soldiers to die while they attempted to rescue him

Mike Boatman
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Steven, I had the dubious ‘honor’ of going through SERE twice, less fun 2nd time around

Michael Barranti
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Bergdahl is back and in the hands of military authorities, I don’t care what happens to him now.

I DO care what happens the next time somebody who isn’t a right-wing war-hawk Soldier-of-the-month goes missing/captured and politics gets in the way of our recovering him or her, or their faith is so broken that they don’t even try to resist and hold out hope of recovery.

Velvet Hammer
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Bergdahl did not go missing, he was not captured. If he was that would be a different story!
Of course the regime’s lies will eventually drown out the truth like always.

RebinTexas
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Bergdahl WALKED OFF……on his own…..in time of war, especially in a war zone – that can ONLY be defined as desertion………Yeah – a court martial is required now as proof. Yet, nothing justifies releasing those 5 from gitmo……….

Bob Maddry
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Hey pussy … I’m talking to you!!! Did you care about Benghazi???? Do you even give a chit about the Marine rotting in a frigging jail in Mexico because there are no clear borders and never have been???? I don’t hear a word about him. Right about now, I’d like to see a trade of you for him down there.

Michael Barranti
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Yeah, that’s fine. It’s also time for West and Ralph Peters and Rush Limbaugh and dozens of others to stop calling his recovery a mistake or a waste of time/money/resources.

Steven Swisher
Guest

It really was though. You don’t trade 5 of the worse people in the world to get one man deserter back. I mean if you feel that it was the right thing then more power to you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Maybe you should recognize that as well and stop trash talking them for their opinions without much of an argument.

Michael Barranti
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Yeah, except they’re not 5 of the worst people in the world. Not even close.

http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/bergdahl-and-the-guantanamo-five-the-long-awaited-us-taleban-prisoner-swap

Steven Swisher
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I really hope you aren’t taking a NY times article as fact. Lol.

John Van Haecke
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I used to TEACH it. And you don’t appear to be very knowledgable of it yourself.

Michael Barranti
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UH huh. That means you can read a powerpoint slide, clearly.

sally Ride
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Velvet Hammer
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Dear God.

Reba
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Damn!

Jack
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Failure of communication on this or any other military issue by DoD personnel is probably due to the fear of being included in Obama’s purge of those in the military who disagree with him.

Michael Barranti
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Merritt R. Hartley II
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Merritt R. Hartley II
Sprdthewrd – I believe that to be the point that Allen West is making. All it takes is a few men with ethics to speak—up! The quote, “One has to wonder if there’s mandatory neutering for these former dogs of war upon being assigned to lapdog duty in that five-sided kennel of cowardice.”, doesn’t quite go far enough in my humble opinion. The same easily applies to most of the current residents of in the IRS, DoJ, VA, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (to name but a few). Actually I’ve come to suspect this may well apply to most current leadership… Read more »
jeff
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Why haven’t any of the Joint Chiefs have tendered any resignations thus far to protest this outrage?

Michael Barranti
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Because it’s only an outrage in the right-wing mediosphere. The vast majority of Officers are glad Bergdahl is back because it shows that the President didn’t break faith with the military even after five years.

Mike Boatman
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Michael, you need to get past the 13 year old mentality

Michael Barranti
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Do you know the way yet? because I’m pretty sure lobbing insults when presented with facts is still like 4-5 year old.

Mike Boatman
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Still waiting for the “facts”. Tic toc tic toc. Crickets chirping.
Telling you to get past the 13 y.o. mentality is not an insult, it’s trying to help you make more mature posts.

Earl Lee
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Thats all they have….INSULTS…It would be nice for them to PROVE YOU WRONG…but they can’t….so they call names!

The_Patriot
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that’s your level 5 years old

Michael Barranti
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Aww . Is it time for you to take your pills and lay down for a nap?

The_Patriot
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go change your depends it’s running out all over the pllace

tulet
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I truly believe the President used Bergdahl as a pawn to appease the Taliban and muslims across the globe. Terrorists are dancing to the infiltrator in the White House.

The_Patriot
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No because the cowardice of the General who are only yes pansies to barry

Michael Barranti
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I think the tire on your rascal scooter is running low.

The_Patriot
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someone plugged your arsehole and it is going to your brain. You’re full of bullsheet and you stink

Michael Barranti
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At least I’m not hiding behind a code name to make me feel better about myself. And also I can back up everything I say.

Reba
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LTC West, what do you know that we don’t? This administration has pushed over 200 Generals, Officers and Enlisted out. How many leaders that are left, that have the same “Ethics” that you and us have?

Donna
Guest

I agree!

Michael Barranti
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Yeah, Obama managed to trick all those Generals and Officers into sexually abusing their soldiers, forcing their Aides to fellate them, getting married to multiple women at once and committing fraud. He sure is clever.

Earl Lee
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HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Reba
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You have one twisted mind.

Michael Barranti
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Really? Because have you actually looked up what these Generals and Officers were fired for? Here’s one of them: Air Force General rejects and rescinds sex assault charge against his pal: http://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-general-at-center-of-sexual-assault-controversy-to-retire-1.261037 General Sinclair cops a plea deal to avoid jail for inappropriate relations with subordinates while deployed, to include sexual assault http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140320/NEWS06/303200037/No-jail-time-Sinclair-reprimanded-docked-20K Air Force General in charge of Nuclear Missiles has a rap-sheep pages long. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/key-findings-ap-nuclear-missile-corps-probe Officer in charge of Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Unit charged with sexual assault: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/07/us/air-force-officer-who-led-sexual-assault-prevention-efforts-arrested.html Here: http://www.military.com/topics/relieved-of-command There’s whole pages of links to articles of Screw-up Senior Leaders getting fired. Not one of… Read more »
Mike Boatman
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Don’t forget to include 1st Lt. Kelly Flinn to your list. She’s the B-52 pilot kicked out of the Air Force for following the example of her Commaner in Chief.

The_Patriot
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That’s but a mere few. The majority he got rid of were men who took their oath seriously. They would not attack American citizens nor follow barry’s programs to weaken our defenses, so barry fired them

The_Patriot
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One has nothing to do with the other, again all you can do is deflect. Of course you have proof of all you say.

Michael Barranti
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You do understand what projection is, right? It’s where you accuse me of doing the very thing you’re doing. See my reply to Reba.

The_Patriot
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the thing that earl you and ever other troll who comes here does

Earl Lee
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WE bring the FACTS!!! They are soooooo missing here!!!!

The_Patriot
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Youu have no facts you just claim you do. I haven’t seen you post a fact in three days

Earl Lee
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This man has posted nothing but FACT after FACT after FACT…debunking all of ALLEN WEST’S bullcrap…YET…you don’t prove him wrong….you call him names!

The_Patriot
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No you have not, you are so full of crap you’d be a sewer system. I posted facts to you read it and weep

Earl Lee
Guest

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Mike Boatman
Guest

To stand up against the ‘president’ would guarantee the flag officer would figuratively join Jimmy Hoffa. If he/she would not be bothered by going out “in a blaze of glory” yes, speak out, protest but it’s not a simple an easy course to choose. Spending their remaining years watching cartoons and wondering what their former buddies are doing is not a desirable future.
Brings to mind a memorable quote, “gay loving, draft dodging, dope smoking womanizer”.

Michael Barranti
Guest

Did you never get out of 1993?

The_Patriot
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did you ever get out of diapers

Mike Boatman
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LOL!! Good one!

Earl Lee
Guest

How much does Allen West pay you to comment on EVERY post proving allen west wrong?

The_Patriot
Guest

He isn’t wrong you are but you just cannot accept you are a failure

Rafael X
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Col. West needs someone that knows Photoshop.

Earl Lee
Guest

I said the same thing….all the money he has made off of these IDIOTS! Hire a graphic artist!!

Rafael X
Guest

Saw it yesterday but this one is worse then that Ranger hat on Harry Reid.

The_Patriot
Guest

you should change your name to Newell Post because you are as dumb as one

Reba
Guest

What money, the site is free.

Earl Lee
Guest

Ugh….I really don’t want to have to explain it!

The_Patriot
Guest

You can’t that’s why, you make assertions and accusations that you can’t justify. which is what I have been saying all along

Michael Barranti
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Nobody who knows photoshop would work for this clown.

Anon Ymous
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Populated with Cowards.

AWCheney
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None of this should surprise anyone…Obama has been steadily firing the best, and most experienced, of the senior officers since he became Commander-In-Chief and replacing them with people who will do what HE tells them, whether it’s wrong or not (like the ROE’s in Afghanistan which are getting, and will get far more, of our soldiers killed). He’s trying to leave this country helpless against our enemies abroad, many of whom he has allowed to pour into the country with abandon, including terrorists. Only our friends, the Israelies, are being thoroughly scrutinized at our borders, by order of the White… Read more »
WestPoint78
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Yeah, guys like Ordinero and McRaven really suck. I know several of the 3 and 4 stars and they are the BEST of the BEST. You don’t know what you are talking about.

zombiekiller117
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What acts of friendship has Israel done to USA to make you consider them friends ?
Friends don’t attack friends ships. USS Liberty, remember ?

Tabitha Bliss
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The_Patriot
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The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, byIsraeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War.[3] The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship.[4] At the time, the ship was ininternational waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.[1][5] Israel apologized for the attack, saying that the USS… Read more »
Guest
Guest

2nd Time, What acts of friendship has Israel done to USA to make USA consider them friends ?
Compensating family’s of people you killed is justice, not friendship.

jjkrjw
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If your tiny country was under attack by 5 muslim countries at once, errors could occur. Israel is the only democracy in the Mideast and our only ally there. (Prior to obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, we had an excellent relationship with Egypt’s military, which has overthrown obama’s MB buddy, Morsi.) The U.S. has always had an excellent and reciprocal relationship with Israel until obama came along and showed complete disrespect for Netanyahu.

The_Patriot
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You asked about the liberty I gave you the answer. There are very close ties between the Jewish Citizens here and there. I have friends who go to Israel every few years. there are educational ties money ties and cultural ties.
You don’t like that we are friends with Israel? then you have a personal problem.

irish7_1sg
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I concur that senior military leadership should be speaking out against ALL the presidential ATTACKS AGAINST HIS OWN ARMED FORCES. These Generals and Admirals have already secured their pensions. They certainly won’t starve in retirement! I think it is safe to say that the Pentagon leaders with convictions, balls and brains have already been purged. Every American that voted for this MARXIST MOSLEM HOMOSEXUAL has a hand in the destruction of the US War Machine. I think Lenin summed them up best………

GaylePutt
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Obama has fired all those who are honorable.

Earl Lee
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Evidence?

jjkrjw
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Earl Lee: When Gen. Hamm and Rear Admiral Baoette refused to stand down the night of the Benghazi massacre, they were relieved of duty. Is that evidence enough for you? There have been others, too, but you haven’t been paying attention.

WestPoint78
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there was no stand down order. That myth vanished years ago.

Earl Lee
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Link…something??? Proof of the STAND DOWN ORDER…evidence? ANYTHING???

GaylePutt
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Opinion….a tad of sarcasm.

IzlamKillzz
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Allen West seriously needs to run for president. We need to change and save this country, otherwise there will be nothing left if we get another 8 years of Hilary Clinton on top of Obama..

WestPoint78
Guest

he couldn’t even get re-elected to Congress in a gerrymandered Red district. The Dems would love to see him on the ticket.

Joe Lineman
Guest
You hit the nail on the head once again Col. West. Obama has been decimating the military on every level. His recruitment of the gay community, the restrictions on the military’s rules of engagement, his attack on the chaplains and traditional Christian tenets and general disregard for our troops has done more to destroy the moral of all service members than enemy of past. I enlisted in the Navy at 17 and it was the best thing I ever did. I use to encourage all young men to join the armed forces. Not anymore. I tell them to wait until… Read more »
Rachel
Guest

What would happen if our troops just walked off the job in protest? Now THAT would be something.

ew_3
Guest

Sadly I have to agree with you.
I served with a Lt Cmdr who was the Captain of our DE.
Off the coast of Russia, our IFF failed and rather then report it as he should have done he faked it. We were constantly overflown my Bear Deltas and a few Migs, but we could not confirm friend or foe.
He did not want to report our problem.
And he actually went on to earn 4 stars.
The Navy has the most perfume of all the services.

Impeach Obama Now!
Guest

Because they are being threatened by Obama if hey talk!

If they tell what Obama is really up to, Obama will remove them!

And Obama has already removed Generals and high ranking officers for disagreeing with him!

Obama operates by threats and total disregard for our Constitution!

The Obama pattern is very clear!

Rachel
Guest

So what if they are removed? Who wants to work for a Commie who is purposely hurting the country? There’s no honor in protecting your job under those circumstances. That’s called collaboration.

Impeach Obama Now!
Guest

You will never get it! You must be an Obama lover!

BGills
Guest

Loyalty, failure, and lies, are the only things rewarded in this administration. Disloyalty, success, and truth, are swiftly punished at every turn, and every level. This administration has clearly demonstrated that accountability is a thing of the past, and until it’s restored, they are free to do as they wish with impunity.

Exodus2011
Guest

It could be that some of the political appointees in the highest military echelons are *in those positions* because the Obama Regime has information on them … information, (perhaps private?) which is being kept in store for a future *rainy day*…. should it be needed……

I give you two words:

NSA
Petraeus

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if very early on, the evil gal pal val demanded a dossier on all of the top Brass … a dossier that was to include ALL public (AND private) information

and the contents would determine exactly who would be appointed to the top spots…

Rachel
Guest

I just said the same thing to someone…I don’t trust the Pentagon or the Joint Chiefs anymore either. How is it that Obama violates the Constitution with impugnity and not ONE General quits on principle?? Not even a peep! Give me a break! Not even a peep from the ones who have been purged. What kind of threat are THEY under? The military has been infiltrated at the highest levels…just as all Federal agencies have been (Intelligence, Justice, Regulatory agencies, etc). Our govt has been compromised by Marxist collaborators & fellow-travelers.

Memegalt2012
Guest

Answer : the NSA they had something on EVERYONE. Even if you are “doing nothing wrong” they would have something on you. We all have our phones or ipad by our bed, in the bathroom. Who wants pic or videos of your wife/teen daughter all over the internet, naked or going to the bathroom or having sex? Get it? this is why I go insane when people say, “go ahead , I am not doing anything wrong..”

Frank Tillman
Guest

Here is something I have wondered, Dubya while he had his foibles, and certainly his
“I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system” did not help (GM should have been swallowed up by FORD) yet at least I never doubted his loyalty to our nation,
Dubya has a grandbaby now.
WHY HAS HE NOT STEPPED IN TO THIS FRAY AND SPOKEN UP!
Everyday our country sinks a little lower in credibility
Everyday we have some other part of the constitution used as toilet paper by the treasonous ratba$tard Obama.
When did Dubya’s oath to protect and defend end?

Robert Bayer
Guest

Since Obama has committed military treason .. the military has the right to arrest him and put him on trial .. RIGHT NOW .. And this is what should happen next and RIGHT NOW ..

Theodore H Birdman
Guest
Since you are a retired officer, and took one in the shorts for the PC thing of stupidity, you should personally understand that most officers are more interested in their OER’s and their political position in the heirarchy than in doing what is right. In all my 17 years, I only knew one officer who had absolute integrity. He refused to lie or cover up a problem. He only wanted it fixed from now forward. Surprisingly, the last I heard, his career had risen like a meteor in flight. Company Commander as a junior 1LT, and selected as the CG’s… Read more »
BGills
Guest

The Democrat machine, from which most of these guys emanate, has historically demanded dirt on their compatriots to guarantee their loyalty, and silence when needed. Anyone who couldn’t be corrupted with blackmail, or pay-off, was drummed out of politics early on, because they posed the biggest threat to back-room deals, cronyism, and the fleecing of their constituents.
Welcome to the dirty underbelly of Chicago-style politics, it’s the ties that bind.

Memegalt2012
Guest

What is REALLY going on? Colonel, what was your opinion on the handoff video the Taliban released? Did it seem odd to you they did not search his bag? They were in a valley, easy to ambush? None of this is making ANY sense. There is much much more to this “story”

DerangedMuppet
Guest

am I the only one who thinks that it wasn’t tears of joy, that it looked like “he was crying because he had to leave his family”? That part where he’s blinking and then wipes his eye after the taliban was giving him “instruction”?

Pepper Bruce
Guest

Excellent point. The military simply cannot function if those who took their oath to support and defend the Constitution are of such low caliber as to be bought off to serve a person. This is a form of deception that is taking over the country. The leadership is selling its souls like Essau for a bowl of pottage.

Jerry wright
Guest
they’re all puppets of the one world government the new world order , I have been watching this since 1970 when I became a Christian ,this is predicted in the bible the Pope is the head of the world church of Satan , that is predicted , the churches are teaching many false doctrines as predicted my wife and I left these false churches 23 years ago. Satan infiltrated the church about AD 500 with the teaching of covenant theology .the apostle Paul and the early church taught what would be called today as dispensationalisum for correct teachings http://www.heavendwellers.com and… Read more »
Jamie Dale
Guest

Michael Barranti, why are you even reading LTC West’s articles? Just to be a liberal attack dog?

Jamie Dale
Guest

As for the “Perfumed Princess” there are very, very few that get above Battalion command (co-incidentally LTC West’s rank) that dont turn into purely political animals. Or Captain in the Navy (O-6) or a Wing Commander in the AF. once you loose direct contact with the troops, it’s all about “what’s best for my OER and that first Star on my uniform.”

Stanley Kristiansen
Guest

they are the same perfumed princes that marched into iraq (with no clear end game) followed some really stupid orders given by the CinC after the fall, and pulled off a miracle fixing it. In short as soldiers you EXECUTE policy, not make it.

Deela1226
Guest

Or you defect, like Bergdahl did, or you resign your position like several Generals did, and get the hell out of Dodge.

Earl Lee
Guest

I’ve decided to call you people the TIN FOIL HAT WEARING COMMANDO’S because some of you are NUTS!!!!

Mohammad's pink swastika
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Mohammad's pink swastika

Where is he wrong?

MotherBatherick
Guest

Panetta shouldn’t of been there and neither should Hagel. DC is infested with the communists. We are overdue for a thorough cleaning. But can’t stop there, need to deal with Soros as well.

Velvet Hammer
Guest

DC needs a good purge.

TruthDecals.com
Guest

ScanClipse; when the stream of scandals are exposed faster than they can be fully prosecuted… Thanks Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama, we wouldn’t have this word without you… #ScanClipse @TruthDecals http://www.TruthDecals.com

gmom2petey
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Jim Crosby
Guest

Appears now the purge worked.

Deela1226
Guest

Took him five years, but he knew what he was doing. So did the Pentagon and the appointed JCOS, Dempsey.

Cynthia Matthews
Guest
I notice that there are many who seem to go along with reasoning that the “Taliban Five” would be released anyway since we are now “ending the war.” I understand this not the case because these Taliban are not “prisoners of war,” but they are individually enemies of the United States, and are “enemy combatants.” This means that hostilities do not “end.” Rather, these people are threats to the United States through the actions they taken and in the groups they are a part of. Another thing–hostilities do not end simply because Obama decides to retreat! The Muslim terrorists have… Read more »
tpmania
Guest
Since 9-11-2012, Obama’s foreign policy doesn’t make sense, unless one realizes how devastating to Hillary and Obama Benghazi truly is. When one views the events and statements that occurred shortly after Benghazi, the Syria debacle and now the release of these 5 jihadists…a thinking person can easily conclude that Obama is covering his rear, and nothing more. None of his incompetent actions make any sense unless viewed through the prism that what he and Hillary did in Libya is treason…aiding and abetting the enemy without Congressional oversight…and the truth is, they set Amb. Stevens up in a do or die… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

They are both covering up the fact, they were Illegally gun running to al qaeda in Syria to destabilize Syrian government so the Muslim Brotherhood could take control of Syria

Reba
Guest

Wonder when it’s going to blow up in their face.

The_Patriot
Guest

very soon, I pray

WestPoint78
Guest

never gonna happen

Reba
Guest

Sit back and watch. The Veterans, The Military and The People want answers. You and they might not like it, but that is tuff!!

The_Patriot
Guest

that’s what you think. If you don’t think so, then you better start running because you are going to be doing a lot of it, RUNNING AWAY!

WestPoint78
Guest

You sound like Stevens was some 14 year old child sent to slaughter. He was a VERY experienced diplomat who TWICE turned down the US Army offer for security of an 18 man Special forces detail . There is nothing to expose here. Nothing. Very sad, but nobody said freedoom was free or not dangerous. And if you listened to The POTUS speech at West Point, his foreign policy not only makes sense, but he has followed it exactly as he laid it out.

The_Patriot
Guest

Stevens did NOT turn down any offers of help. He was denied help when he asked for it. Get your facts straight before putting your foot into your mouth.

WestPoint78
Guest

forget your foot, you got your whole leg down your throat. doesn’t your shift at the deep fryer go till 8PM? two different sources to include the Navy Times so you can’t complain.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/report-stevens-declined-security-91406.html

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140115/NEWS05/301150016/Benghazi-report-AFRICOM-general-offered-ambassador-help-before-attack

tpmania
Guest

McClatchy News? LMAO! “Unnamed sources”…I guess they didn’t read the memos Stevens sent to Hillary, BEGGING for more security…all denied. It was a do-or-die mission to retrieve the deadly weapons Hillary supplied al Qaida affliates without Congressional oversight. No only is that illegal…it’s treason. What’s the potential penalty for treason?

WestPoint78
Guest

if you read the Navy Times article you would see that it was reported identically in the Senate Intelligence report issued earlier this year. I know it sucks when you are wrong, but it is what it is. .

The_Patriot
Guest

Propaganda is easily duplicated, It is easier then rewriting a lie for each target audience

The_Patriot
Guest

For this fraud it is should be hanging firing squad is too quick

The_Patriot
Guest

I can complain that’s all administration propaganda. You are so full of horse manure that you need a front end loader to get yourself out. There have been hours of testimony that hillary denied him extra defensive men and equipment.
Stevens was ex CIA. He knew what it was going to take to defend the gun running they were doing. It was never an embassy. It was only gun running.

tpmania
Guest
Sorry…don’t buy your “take”. Stevens had a ‘history’ in such matters, and now you’re wanting me to believe that he was going to contradict orders from either/and Hillary/Obama? It may have been that Stevens, himself, helped orchestrate the illegal weapons transfer to Ansar al Sharia in the first place, and was sent back in to retrieve them. There’s a LOT to expose here….yet you’re still in denial mode. Let’s state for the moment that my speculation is correct…that Obama and Hillary supplied Stinger missiles to al Qaida affliates in Libya in order to defeat Gadhafi. Do you think that America… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest
ok, now we’re WAY down the rabbit hole. Full of speculation about stinger missles and unfounded allegations after 7, count em, 7 previous investigations. And if the CIA was doing some spooky stuff over there, you are never gonna know, its WAY above your pay grade. You ever graduate from West Point? I did. The last thing you want to do is sit thru a 45 minute policy speech after having had your head kicked in for 4 years. So the fact that they weren’t giving him a standing ovation every 3 minutes is totally understandable. There sure were excited… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

You are apart of the administration if you can sit there and try to defend barry and hillary..
We ALL know you’re a fake and a Fraud. You never went to west point.
You are of the same ilk as the liberals and barry’s camp. Deflect, project, deny, blame Bush.
barry has disdain for all our military and it’s veterans. Get it straight knuckle head. I’d welcome you to leave. Pack your bags and get out.
The cadets were told to clap and cheer or face discipline. simple as that
We know your motives and methods plain enough. Stop lying stop covering for barry.

WestPoint78
Guest
you crack me up……you actually admitted your only experience with West Point was to drive thru it. Obama hates all military, thats why he brought them home from Iraq and is ending the war in Afghanistan and not sending them to meat grinder places like Syria or Ukraine. How would you know what the cadets were told to do? And if they seem to be distracted, like i said, after being there for 4 years, the only thing on your mind is getting your diploma and getting out. Not listening to speeches from ANYBODY. Even more so than normal college… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

No you said my only experience was driving through it, I said no such thing. You being the liar you are you being the liberal dumb ass twist words to try to discredit anyone and everyone you can

WestPoint78
Guest

nope. you wrote that your only experience with West Point was that you drove thru it once. That a lie? I’m shocked…..NOT. Oh, or was it that you “knew” some Colonels who went there? Un huh. The only Colonel you know fries chicken.

The_Patriot
Guest

Listen chicken little, Yes I do know several Colonel’s that went to West Point. Integrity. Honor, Loyalty, Dignity. They have all the traits you do not have any of.
You’re a pansy, a wimp, you would go home and cry to your mother if confronted by a real soldier. You’re a pathetic disgrace

WestPoint78
Guest

Actually, if you knew ANYTHING about West Point , our motto is Duty, Honor, Country. So who’s the fraud? And I served my country, not like you who serve only extra cripsy and orginal recipe. y

Reba
Guest

If you served, thank you for your service.

The way they have treated “Our Military” and “Veterans”, why would you support this administration?

WestPoint78
Guest
Thank you Reba. At least somebody with some class. Great question. I don’t support the Administration. I do believe in due process though. I also despise hypocrisy. Like the Right wingers who ignore all the failures of the Bush administration while pointing out every pimple on the current one. Jesus made a couple of great comments about this: “take the board out of your own eye before trying to remove the speck from your neighbors.” ANd “let him without sin cast the first stone.” I’m not religious, but i know wisdom when i see it.This administration is no different than… Read more »
Reba
Guest
We do support due process, but it seems to always involve lies and more lies. If the Truth and Facts came out, “The People” could deal with it, but that is not what we get. We might never get the TRUTH until this administration is gone, but for “Our Military”, “Our Civilians” and “Our Country” owes the “Families”, “The Military” and “The People”, the TRUTH about Benghazi. For the VA, I think he didn’t have the support he needed, nor did they intend on giving it to him and I believe that is why he resigned. Now, they have who… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

Yeah better to shut up and let them reign over you uncontrolled. Bull make their lives a living hell until they decide it isn’t worth it

The_Patriot
Guest

You do realize the question you asked only emboldens him to cast out his perverse lies all over again. To try to convince you how good barry is

Reba
Guest

What other article has a good discussion going?

The_Patriot
Guest

I do not know but I can tell you that any discussion with this fraud is never a good one. He has an agenda. It is not a discussion he seeks. He seeks to convince people that barry is doing everything right. He is doing nothing more than spreading propaganda

Reba
Guest

That’s why I asked the question.
I haven’t received any new articles by email from LTC West, this past week. Have to keep hunting.

Reba
Guest

I would like to know. Nothing would every convince me to support Obama, after the last 6 years.

The_Patriot
Guest

He is a fake and a fraud, he never served this country he is a paid troll from either the white house NSA or the state dept.

Reba
Guest

You know me. If there is a chance, I have to tell them thank you.

The_Patriot
Guest

it’s all a put on hon. please do not feed his ego

The_Patriot
Guest

That is surprising you know that considering, that it means nothing to you. The Oath you took to defend the Constitution from enemies outside and from inside this country. I do not care whether you googled to find out what it is. It means nothing to you. Your arrogance betrays you

WestPoint78
Guest

NO, my knowledge shows you to be the ignorant fool you are. Like i said, why would i bother to spend all my time creating some fake personna. Occums Razor: the most obvious and likely answer is usually the right one. And i took the oath from my father, who was an Air Force Officer at the Air Cadet memorial which is about 100 yards from Michie Stadium right next to Lusk Reservoir. But, you knew that of course, you drove thru there once. Talk about fraud.

The_Patriot
Guest

Your knowledge? That’s a joke right? Because you get paid to do so. You are a fraud and a fake
You oaths mean nothing to you if you defend barry and his administration

tpmania
Guest

What war did you serve in…and what weapon did you carry into battle?

WestPoint78
Guest

i carried and M-16 and a Colt Commander .45 ACAP, just like every other officer does.

tpmania
Guest

What war did your serve in? And how come you’re reticent to answer such a simple question?

WestPoint78
Guest

Well if you knew anything about the military you’d know that since i served from 1978 till 1984, there were no wars except for the 82nd dropping into grenada in 1983.

tpmania
Guest

Bingo! I knew that…you only served 6 years…served in a time of peace, had your education paid for by the American taxpayer…and never went to war. NEVER WENT TO WAR. I’m absolutely obliterating you here…you should really stop while you’re behind. Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….SOLDIER. LOL!

WestPoint78
Guest

You all are such tortured souls, you CRACK ME UP. Not a DAY in the military and you castigate those of us who served. What a joke. What a pair of hypocrites.

tpmania
Guest
Well one could easily write that I’m just taking a page out of the Obama rule book…he never served either. In fact, he never made payroll in his life, never held a private sector job where he was the CEO. I don’t denigrate that those whom served, just morons that believe because one never did, they have NO say in how we view the CiC, his administration or how lame his foreign policy is. In BO’s case…it’s the treasonous acts that I’m focused on, and had connected those dots on the Sunday following Susan Rice lying through her teeth after… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest

what would you know about treason, you never served a day in your life. His foreign policy shows intelligence, flexibility and complexity that is beyond your brain. you seem to be one of those right wing knuckle dragging neaderthals who think violence is the only way to solve probles. But that comes at the expense of the lives, blood and limbs of people like me who served and know the cost. Again, stick with medicine. Ignorant and naive is a bad combination.

WestPoint78
Guest

As everyone knows, the obligation for a West Point education is 5 years. When my commitment was up, I left for civilian industry. Smart move because 4 years later the Army was cut in half. Unlike Allen West your hero who was in fact tossed. And fortunate that he was not jailed. How can charecterize anybody elses service since you were a coward and didn’t serve even though there was a war?

tpmania
Guest
Your post reads like you are well into your first six pack. keep drinking buddy…it serves you well. I was not a coward then, nor am I now. Allen West pulled his .45 ACP and discharged his gun next to the head of a combatant that had intel we needed, but couldn’t get, prior to West’s intervention. He’s a hero in my book…but some snot nosed West Point grad thinks otherwise. I bet you also denigrate Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty for disobeying the stand down orders and saving the CIA operatives at the annex that night…don’t you. You think… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest
He violated the UCMJ and admitted to it rather than face a court martial. He would have been convicted and would be in jail right now, so he did the prudent thing. And the Iraqi who he assualted had no credible intell it was found. NIce. And we call others terrorists? “Snot nose? Very special kind of arrogance from somebody who never served a day in the military. And the proven fact that there was never any “stand down” order is so old its patheticially well known. Again, practicing military science without a license is a dangerous thing. You know… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

The best you’ve got? that’s all you’ve got. Hot air and cow manure. go back and play out in the fields where you belong

The_Patriot
Guest

Problem is he never went to west point, he never graduated. he never served. I can tell by his mannerisms, his defense of barry and barry’s policies.

The_Patriot
Guest

We know you only dropped your pants for the gay boys

The_Patriot
Guest

He takes ten minutes to post anything because he googles whatever info he is going to post, he can’t think on his feet

The_Patriot
Guest

Anyone can make that up shessh Anyone with an once of brains know that’s what is carried by our soldiers

WestPoint78
Guest

And when i asked you to identify the cause of the 1976 honor scandal and name the commission which investigated it and gave you and hour to look it up, you could not find the answer, could you loud mouth? But of course I knew it off the top of my head since it involved the class immediately in front of me. I was there. But then again, you only DROVE thru West Point.

The_Patriot
Guest

Anyone can cut and paste that is not a test of any kind. Again another failure on your behalf

WestPoint78
Guest

you couldn’t find the answer. And you can’t because when you google it, its not theres you REALLY know . YOu have to have intimate knowledge of these things. And you do not.

The_Patriot
Guest

You truly are an idiot. You only have the internet to provide you with facts you seek

The_Patriot
Guest

I never looked. I do not have to pass you dumb tests, You’re a fool a fraud and a pretentious idiot.
You didn’t carry a m-16 officers never carried M-16’s

WestPoint78
Guest

You are now showing how little you know. All company grade officers carry M-16’s you fool. Company commanders and Battalion Staff officers carry .45’s too. But how would you know that? you shoveled cow dung in NJ when I was serving. By the way, what kind of weapon do West Point cadets carry mr. know it all?

The_Patriot
Guest

Grade officers only carry 45 .acp’s. You fulll of horse manure. Nice try though
They don’t unlessd the are on dress parade then they carry swords

WestPoint78
Guest

dead wrong fool. All Lt’s carry M-16’s. “Grade” Officers? what is that? And you are wrong about west point too. Only Firsties carry sowrds. Plebes, Yearlings and Cow’s carry M-14 rifles. You. know . nothing.

The_Patriot
Guest

You’re full of cow manure

The_Patriot
Guest

He will not tell you, in fact he has no idea what to make up as he goes along

tpmania
Guest
No…didn’t attend West Point…I went to an obscure little University out here on the west coast call UC Davis, and became a doctor after that. The “speculation” of mine you refer to, I determined LONG before anyone else did…including Glenn Beck. It closely mirrors what was told to LTC West on his plane flight home from Detroit several weeks ago, with a few different twists. And those investigations you alluded to…did any of them include any of the State Dept or CIA operatives that were on the ground that night? Why would Brennan be requiring multiple lie detector tests on… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

Pledges and oaths mean nothing to traitors, frauds and pretenders. His only task as a troll is to try to dissuade people from the true facts

WestPoint78
Guest

the chicken is getting burnt…pay attention to your job.

The_Patriot
Guest

The only one here getting burned is you. We have your number we know what and who you really are. If I were you I would get out while the getting out is good

WestPoint78
Guest
my advice? Stick with medicine. Why don’t you go looking for the shooter on the grassy knoll while you are throwing wild speculation around? Your prejudice and hatred of Obama is just seething. You guys can’t accept the fact that not only did he get elected, he got re-elected. Here’s a news flash doc: its a very dangerous and complex world. And it takes flexibility and brains to negotiate your way through it. I trust that for the most part people in the government are doing their best to advance US interests. Sometimes there are setbacks. It’s not a straight… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest
My advice is for to to turn and run, that’s all you’re god for. You’re a disgrace to your family and country. You carry on with your arrogance and you know what this is all about, barry selling out the country. How much are you getting paid to post here? must be quite a bit judging form you rhetoric You loyalty to barry is sinful. You are as guilty as he is. You never carried a gun in your life that is for the armed forces. You should be ashamed of yourself. A pretender a fake, a fraud is all… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest

all I’m “god” for? LOL You stand for original recipe or extra crispy. Communists and muslims taking over. milksop, that coming from somebody who never carried a rifle. you are the epitome of a hypocrite.

tpmania
Guest

You graduated from West Point in 1978? What war did you serve in after that? And what weapon did you carry into battle?

The_Patriot
Guest

His Dick!

tpmania
Guest

LOL! I’m destroying this anonymous text field on this website blog, and doing it with relative aplomb. WP78 should leave before I make it even more obvious how one is treated, regardless of military service, when the wrong ideology is embraced and he chooses to defend a gum-chewing traitor of a CiC.

WestPoint78
Guest

Destroyed? Wow…now there’s arrogance if you ever wanted to see it. Well, the “wrong” ideology has 50%+ of the popular vote and will again in the next election. So sorry. So you and mr Patriot and Reba can suck your thumbs and complain to Al West, who got TOSSED from the Army, (lucky to avoid prision) about what an awful country it is. Again. Stick to medicine. And real soldiers defend the CINC since that is their duty. But you never were in the military were you?

tpmania
Guest
Serious questions remain about the last election, and if the People knew what REALLY happened in Benghazi, would BO have been re-elected? Not a chance…thus his “deer in the headlights look” when questioned by Mitt before Candy bailed him out. No….I never served…my father was a B-29 pilot in WWII…crème de la crème…top gun material, and my son served as a combat medic in the Army. And where did you fight…in what war did YOU serve? Arrogance? Hardly…but I have forgotten more about nearly every prudent topic than you’ll ever know. Is that arrogance when I write that…or just complete… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest

my daddy was in the air force….so was mine. And i served. You didn’t not serve a day. And if your day was WWII, that would have made you ripe for Viet Nam. But some how you managed to dodge that. I entered West Point when the Viet Nam was still going. who has a set of balls and who is a pussy? like mr Patriot, you got the lions mouth and the hummingbirds a##. Again, like i said, Grab a rifle, stand a post or shut your mouth.

tpmania
Guest
Nixon retro-actively abolished the draft in 1972…we bailed out shortly thereafter. Vietnam was winding down by the time you entered West Point, so don’t give me your garbage about honor and service. Nixon abolished the draft…and I went to UC Davis…something you’ll never know just how difficult a task it is. After fighting fires during the summer for the USFS, I personally saw how incompetent our government really is…and I decided to pursue a career in medicine. It takes balls to accomplish what I did…you could never do it. YOU NEVER FOUGHT IN A WAR! So don’t lecture me on… Read more »
WestPoint78
Guest
My fiancee went to UC Davis and got a doctorate. I know all about it. It ain’t West Point. I didn’t get to choose whether or not we went to war. The point is I bellied up to the bar and served my country. You dodged the war and blame it on the incompetancy of the govenment. you got no balls. What a coward. And for 45 years, the US Army was staring down the Russians and or the North Koreans, just like me. My math Professor Art Bonifas was hacked to death in the DMZ in Korea. I lost… Read more »
tpmania
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Oh, and please tell us what your fiancé’s doctorate was in….American Literature? She wasn’t in the natural sciences department, if she tells you it wasn’t tough. I know of no other undergraduate program on the west coast that is as rigorous. You were an officer…you never “stood watch” anywhere. I didn’t dodge the war…the draft was abolished about the time I received my acceptance papers to UC. Gee…tough decision there, eh sport? I faced more hellacious situations in two years fighting fires then you ever did pushing papers behind some desk in NK…”if” you ever went. Chewing gum at the… Read more »
WestPoint78
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Organic Chemistry. She’s got brains you cannot even comprehend. And the fact that you make comment that officers don’t stand watch shows, like patriot , how little you know about the military. Nothing. You dodged the war. And then try to paint yourself as some smokey bear hero. You crack me up, I’m serious. What a fraud.

Reba
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My thanks to your father and son for serving.

The_Patriot
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If cow manure could fly you’d be ohare airport

The_Patriot
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he’s a paid troll probably works either in the white house or the state dept

The_Patriot
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You have no idea who you’re talking to or what I have done in my life time and while you brag I do not.
I do not need to. You do not know the meaning of true combat or integrity or honor You truly are a milksop and a fraud

WestPoint78
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well tell us what you’ve done then to feel like you can call everyone else a fraud while you hide behind the veil of modesty while you castigate others, providing no credentials?

The_Patriot
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You like that word castigate don’t you, how many hours last night did it take to memorize it? 6?
I do not brag I do not have to provide any credentials. You have not provided any of yourself. You don’t get away with it that easy. You are just a punk still wet behind the ears. You have no experience being hunted down do you, no I didn’t thinks so

The_Patriot
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Good for nothing refresh the page dumbass

tpmania
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Must of hit a nerve….good. You keep writing that the Benghazi scandal has been “thoroughly investigated”. You’re wrong. http://www.tpnn.com/2014/05/23/new-emails-reveal-obama-white-house-worked-on-concocting-benghazi-lie-during-the-attacks/ Now why would they be furiously creating excuses, instead of attempting to intervene? I also noticed that you NEVER addressed my other questions about this affair, nor did you respond to my dot connections. And you have the unmitigated gall to write that I’M dragging these dead men through the streets? Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty had more honor in their little fingers, than you seem to have in your entire body. And what did Obama do in order to save… Read more »
kansascase
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What do they say, “if you don’t stand for something, then you stand for nothing at all.” One Day these people will have to stand before their Creator – what will they say, “it was my job – I was following orders.” That is not going to work. Our first responsibility as a righteous and honest individual in the Lord is to help our fellowman. God trumps Obama. Those that lie with Obama will suffer the same judgement. Politics won’t cut it with the Father – that will only bring about a quicker judgement and the Father hates a lying… Read more »
SFTOBEY
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The actual quote is that: “If you don’t stand for something, then you’ll fall for anything.

Sawdust Woodbits Hobelspaene
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Sawdust Woodbits Hobelspaene

A lot of the top people have already been ‘removed’ by Obama, and those who remain are interested in holding on to their pensions… ignoring the fact that they, too, swore to uphold the Constitution — which, in my view, means that they should step up to the task and forcibly remove the piece-o-shit treasonous SOB that is occupying the WH (when he’s not on the golf-course!), and throw his miserable ass in jail, prior to his being tried for crimes against Our Country.

WashingtonMonitor
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The Dark Side of Barrack Obama. You may be aware of Saul Alinsky a communist / Marxist supporter who trained Barrack Obama as a radical recruit, code name community organizer. Why would Barrack Obama want to be part of an organization that was clearly focused on the destruction of America? The answer can be found in his childhood and people in his life during those all important years that shaped his views of America. After his father deserted him Obama was raised in Indonesia a Muslin country. He attended school and mosque, was taught the Koran and Islam faith. School… Read more »
SFTOBEY
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Excellent article Co. West! Thank you. I too have to ask when will those who have taken an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution stand up to The Lyin’ King.

Joe Hallfrisch
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As mentioned, he removed many who did not “toe the line” crooked as it was.

James Earl Turner
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I will never take up arms against theAmerican people. Folks there are two parts to the oath of enlistment. 1) To uphold and defend the Constitution of The United States against all enemies foriegn and domestic and to bear true faith and alligence to the same. 2) And to obey th eorders of the president and the officers appointed over me. According to the uniform code of military justice (UCMJ). This means my first duty is to the Constitution. What is the constitution? It is the document which establishes the form of government we have. It is not the document… Read more »