Why I’m utterly disgusted Obama is sending 130 military personnel to Mt. Sinjar

After I watched this Fox News report last night, I just dropped my head in utter disgust when I heard Obama has sent 130 military personnel to “assess the situation” on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq — and once again heavily reiterate that they’re not there for a combat role.

First of all, why do you send a company-sized element of “military planners” to assess the situation? From where I sit I can tell you, a bunch of folks are trapped on a mountain starving and thirsty surrounded by bloodthirsty barbarian Islamic terrorists. How’s that for an initial assessment?

As Fox News reports, “The Pentagon sent additional military planners to Iraq on Tuesday to figure out a way to rescue and relocate the tens of thousands of religious minorities trapped on a mountain by Islamic militants, senior U.S. officials said. A senior U.S. official told Fox News that 130 military personnel have arrived in Irbil for the job.The troops will work with State Department officials and USAID to develop plans to help the Yazidi people, a religious minority displaced on Sinjar Mountain. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally announced the deployment in remarks to Marines at Camp Pendleton, California. “This is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation,” Hagel said.”

So I just have to ask, did we send these “military planners” over in business suits with briefcases? Message to Hagel and Obama: there is combat going on in that area of operations — not workplace violence and not man-caused disasters. So if you deploy a member of the U.S. military into a combat zone I would presume they are carrying personal weapons — therefore, if they are shot at, their boots are “on the ground” and since shooting is the simple definition of combat, then they have “combat boots on the ground.”

Unless of course Hagel and Obama sent them over there, told them to wear loafers and not shoot back! Well, I know Marines and Army Special Operators and they will fight, preferably hard. Sadly it is as Alexander the Great once quipped, “I would not fear an army of lions if led by sheep, I would fear an army of sheep if led by a lion.” All I hear from the White House is “baa baa baa.”

Obama administration Deputy National Security Adviser Benghazi Ben “Talking Points” Rhodes told Fox News on Tuesday that both an airlift mission and an operation to create safe passage for the refugees to leave on their own are among the options being considered. This would be important, he said, to avert an act of “genocide.”

An operation for refugees to leave on their own? Yup, and where-in-the-heck, Benji, do you think they’re going? This is the level of abject incompetence and absurdity occupying leadership positions in the Obama administration.

Here is what the Obama administration should do, and should have been done some time ago:

– Designate a unified Commander for US operations in Northern Iraq. Establish an AOR (area of responsibility), AO (area of operations), and AI (area of interest).

– Designate an Operational name and concept with the defined task/purpose of enemy orientation of destroying ISIS and their logistical support bases. And also declare this a coalition effort with the Kurdish Peshmerga Army with the end state of restoring stability in Kurdish controlled areas and eliminate ISIS threat.

– Establish an Air Operations Task Force out of Kirkuk AB in Kurdish-controlled area along with Special Operations task force — stop telling everyone about campaign promises, blaming Bush, and what you don’t want to do — the enemy has a say.

– Establish a TAOR (Tactical Area of Responsibility) around Mt. Sinjar and place USSOCCENT (US Special Operations Command Central) in charge. Their mission is to secure Mt. Sinjar, organize the indigenous personnel and establish extraction zones.

– Conduct strikes against ISIS forces surrounding Mt. Sinjar and within the surrounding TAOR, establish a security zone, utilize AC-130 gunships, F-16s, A-10s, and Attack Helicopters in order to establish a safe zone around Sinjar Mountain.

– Two Courses of Action; utilize HLZs (Helicopter Landing Zones) to extract the personnel in a massive air operation and implement SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defense) strikes to open up an air corridor or use US Air Force CCT (Combat Control Teams) to establish temporary landing strips for C-130 or C-17 aircraft to do hot engine unload and extractions.

– In concert with “Operation Sinjar Rescue” launch a strong counter-offensive operation against ISIS positions precluding their ability to reposition forces towards the Sinjar TAOR.

If it were me, that would be my initial intent and guidance to Pentagon and CENTCOM planners. I certainly would not be off playing golf.

We currently have nearly 250 military “advisors” in Iraq. My concern is not with the training or assisting of the Iraqi Army or political solutions and reconciliations. My intent is to send a clear message to Islamic terrorists — we will kill you. And in closing, I would have no problem stating that we are not looking to take prisoners and ship them to GITMO. There will be no prisoners. They will all be killed. ISIS needs to be destroyed.

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Sal2Sal
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Absolutely Allen!!!

Thomas E Sewick
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well said and I would be with 100%

Jim
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The people on Mt. Sinjar need to be relocated to their own homes.

Duane Savage
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Lots of vacancies in Detroit.

gwdisqus
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Their neighbors in the old homes turned on them by identifying them to ISIS. They need new homes, or is that what you were saying in the first place?

Jim
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ISIS needs to go, so that these people can retun to their own homes.

gwdisqus
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Thank you for your response. You said, “ISIS needs to go, so that these people can retun to their own homes.” ISIS is certainly the biggest problem, but they were aided by the Yazidi’s own neighbors, people they had known and lived next to years. The Christians in Mosul reported the same treatment from their neighbors as well. If ISIS were to be eliminated, the very same neighbors who turned on the Yazidi and the Christians would still be living next to their old homes. I’m not Yazidi, so they may feel differently about returning to neighborhoods where their old… Read more »
Guest
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That is the kind of President we need..

Bunzi1964
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Allen B. west for Prez!!!!

minuteman55
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Agreed. We need to allow the Kurds to form their own country. Supply them with Arms. Tell the Sunni’s and the Shias to figure it out. Find countries for these refugees or if the Kurds are happy to take them in the better. Wipe out ISIS. Find out where that turd commander of ISIS is and take him out. Take no prisoners is a good idea. That tells their fighters to take or hike or die.

Carol
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Now that’s a plan of action I can get behind. Thank you for giving the AC-130 gunships and A-10s their due. These are the right weapons to protect our ground troops, and the Christians they are helping, effectively!

handyman8672
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Obama has ordered the A-10 into mothballs, I’m sure the AC-130’s can’t be far behind.

minuteman55
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I hear that the Jihadists are really afraid of the Warthogs.

handyman8672
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,You would be too if you ever heard those guns fire.

minuteman55
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Send them in. Make them pay.

Duane Savage
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Those are old planes, I remember when they rolled them out back in the 70’s..and yes they are terrifying.

tonyscott317
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Those virgins lose their appeal when facing 30mm canon fire.

Kenny Martin
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Do not underestimate these new fighters.. they are not the typical get paid to fight army guys. they have an ideology that glorifies death and they are not afraid of death.. we need more of that type of thinking in America so Americans can take the country back.. BUT! God Said.. “If My People will turn from their wicked ways and repent I will heal their land” so it all boils down to we (or those who claim to be) Christian need to do what is right and be Salt and Light and Do What Is Right In Gods’ Eyes..

97E
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As they should be!

Warthogs are the reason I’m alive!

-97E 504th Parachute Infantry 82nd Airborne US ARMY 98-05 WIA Afghanistan

handyman8672
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Which is the reason Obama has ordered them into mothballs.

Allen
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Thank you as well Sir!

gwdisqus
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Thank you, sir, for your service.

ugo2020
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sounds like a good plan to me

Timk
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I Had Cancer 10 years AGO

The Doctors CUT IT OUT…..
I DO NOT HAVE CANCER ANYMORE!
“WORLD NEEDS” ” TOTAL DESTRUCTION” of “ISIS” Cut Out The CANCER!!
Sempre Fi’

Allen
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Congrats on your winning your battle!

ZombieShepherd
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Well said, I love your plan. Well put and well placed plan of actual ACTION that will actually HELP the people there.

David Schmidt
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I have to believe this kind of guidance has been considered
and presented all the way up the chain of command. The painful fact is that it
is being INTENTIONALLY dismissed. Our President is NOT incompetent, as some
accuse. Rather, he is cold and calculating in determining what he can MINIMALLY
DO so as to appear to be doing something to help the Christians. In doing so,
ISIS will eventually succeed in killing the Christians by starvation and
dehydration, if nothing else.

Obama is an extremist, himself. His actions are all the
proof any reasonable person needs.

lv1950
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My thoughts exactly. Now, we learn that all but a handful of the people on the mountain have miraculously gotten away, and all is well at the top of the mountain. So, in effect, he has acted decisively, case solved, so now won’t need to get involved, and can still get in another round of golf.

constitutionalsoldier
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constitutionalsoldier

I doubt that kind of guidance has be presented. This administration has spent nearly 6 years decimating the military and the officer corps. Those that are left are probably yes men.

Duane Savage
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We have a battalion’s worth of troops over there and not a single boot on the ground.

Sandra Manzi
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Or bullets in their guns….

Kenny Martin
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I would like to know who’s going? Are they people who Obama does not like and he’s sending them to die? Or are they going to help other Muslims and not do anything for the many Christians stuck on top of that mountain?

Thomas Fowler
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I just heard that Obama is not going to be send a shipment of missiles to Israel for the Iron Dome I suppose. It needs to be replenished. This is his answer to the problem of the killings in GAZA? Who is he trying to help here?

Duane Savage
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The answer to stopping the killing in Gaza is for Hamas to stop firing on Israel.

Thomas Fowler
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I do not think that as long as Hamas has control of that stri of land and the residents of the area are afraid for their lives from them, it will never be a place of peace.

Mary
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Our brave men and women in the armed forces ,would clean there clocks . If it was not for the Islamist in the white house .

William Conder
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He may be good for some of the poor socially, but so was the Bolshevik Revolution… But he is an absolute disaster at security, and leading by example!

Allen
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Mr. Allen I sure wish you were running show! We need someone with a spine to lead this country!

Sierra
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A spine, morals, dignity, wisdom, love for America and Americans….the total package.

Earl Lee
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SPINE??? So tell me this Skippy….if he has a SPINE why didn’t he stand with his men we they faced and accepted judgment?? Allen (leave my men behind) west was not standing along side of those men…he was GONE!! Those are the actions of a COWARD!

kelly_1
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I applaud our military whole heartedly, but since Obama has gotten rid of a lot of officers, I’m sure most of what is left are his henchmen! Wake up people! Obama is nothing more than a terrorist himself that is allowing more to come into our country from the inside! The only thing that is going to save our country is if we turn back to GOD and ask him back into our lives for his guidance. Evil is as evil does! A peace loving president would not try to control every aspect of people’s lives. What we have is… Read more »
Sierra
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Mr. Allen, I feel a peace just reading your plan. Please forward it to the White House…they need it! Sir, I would follow you into battle any time!

Ronald McVay
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Apparently the advisors are wearing Hawaiian shirts and flip flops. My personal belief is that we should get enough trucks and buses to move them. Use extreme air support to escort the convoy so that there is no doubt that we mean business. Use people on the ground such as the Kurds or Canadians since they expressed a willingness to assist in a rescue operation. Stay away from major cities where it would be easy to ambush and clear a wide enough path to prevent attacks. Should anyone try to attack, hit them so hard their grand children will feel… Read more »
handyman8672
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Col. Allen West for president

Philanthropussy
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He’ll never make it past the first primary. CNN And MSNBC will tear him a new one . And he’ll have to apologize to the NAACP and the Muslims.

Earl Lee
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Fox too!

Schlange
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Move them to Kurdish territory to start a new life. The Kurds have the balls to fight ISIS and kick them back where they came from. Give the Kurds the weapons and ammo that they have requested and they will take care of business.

Sandra Manzi
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Hagel is no better than Obama. both are Muslims sympathizers…… no way are either one of these men going to do anything to combat the Muslims…. no matter how bad of animals the are….ISIS needs to be mowed down, and quickly…

itzsm00th
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I hope these 130 advisors are marines and ready to kick some ass! Time to put Obama in his place (which is the back of the bus).

J.e. Dyer
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Thank you for saying what so many of us are thinking. What I hear from those who are still on active duty is that too many things keep getting worse. The rot comes from the very top.

Some people are always going to disagree with any plan to be determined and effective. That’s why we have leaders: to encourage others over the humps — and drag them where necessary. Unfortunately, there is simply no positive leadership at the top of the chain of command today.

Michael Fulghum
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Please Run for President!!!!!

Earl Lee
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He is not going to run for president or any other office….he is using the SARAH PALIN playbook to become a multi millionaire! Just like palin, allen west led you to believe that he MAY run for president…but he is not! Sorry..

Marilynrae
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You are a friggin broken record and a total bore.

Anna Pacheco
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We need a Military man in the white house. We are in a war that takes Military experience to win. We dont have anyone in the white house with that kind of training. I would vote for you Mr. West. Please step up.

Earl Lee
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He is not going to run for president or any other office….he is using the SARAH PALIN playbook to become a multi millionaire! Just like palin, allen west led you to believe that he MAY run for president…but he is not! Sorry….

Matt Carrasquillo
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Are you his adviser you seem to know so much so do you know him personally? If not your just running your mouth blabbing random bullshit what ever to make your argument. Do you not have anything better to do than argue with people online?

Earl Lee
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Don’t have to know him PERSONALLY…I know politics. I know when you finish 9th in a straw poll at a conference that you spoke at….you know u don’t have a chance. When you post all the vile for money that he does…you know that will come back and buy him in the butt. When the republican establishment is spending MILLIONS to defeat TEA PARTY candidates…you KNOW he doesn’t stand a CHANCE!!

Philanthropussy
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Looks like you want to go to war again. History has proved it doesn’t work out very good for the US. But you know best. Why is it those who went to send other parents children to war never send their kids? DEFERMENTS ?

Carol
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We have been at war for 13 years and still have an all volunteer force, most of whom joined the military during this war; they knew what they were getting into. My husband was a Flight Engineer in the AC-130 gunships, he retired from the military 2 years ago. We have lived the life of a military family at war. If given the chance, he would want to go help persecute this evil enemy…and I would support him. That’s how most people in the military feel, that is why they are still serving. They have had plenty of time to… Read more »
Nancy Dean Helsel
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Carol – you are trying to explain something to someone with limited cognitive abilities, (not to mention spelling deficit, and not well educated). Save your typing fingers!

Carol
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BTW, just started reading your below posts to the same individual. Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! 😀

Carol
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lol, Just trying to counter their point in case other’s feel the same as her. I think English is probably her second language and that is why her posts read the way they do. Because of that, I was wondering if she is even an American citizen. 🙂

Philanthropussy
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Better them than me. If he wants to go, by all means, let them put out fires, but the military will be on there forever.

Carol
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Better to take the fight to them, than to have the fight come here. That is what the military understands; they aren’t just fighting for the freedom of the Iraqi people, they are fighting to keep America safe too.

MichaelBlue72
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Well, the last 5 letters of your name are correct, at least.
Sometimes, you need to take action in defense of the innocent and defenseless.

Philanthropussy
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You have a problem with pussy?
Who do you pick as innocent and defenseless? We go into Iraq, leave , cone back, leave, come back on and on. We will never drive out terrorist groups in the Middle East. Smash the head, rthey re group in a couple months.

Nancy Dean Helsel
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having trouble reading your posts….do you know how to spell or formulate complete sentences? Is English your second or third language? Are you an idiot?

Philanthropussy
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Are there any more chioces ?

Nancy Dean Helsel
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Had I indicated the choices as ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, I am going to bet on ‘D’ – all of the above. I don’t think any further choices are necessary.

Philanthropussy
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Of course there are more choices. I can think of words up to F or even U. Don’t limit yourself.

Nancy Dean Helsel
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I think you should run with those, too.

Philanthropussy
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C or U or T or N

Michael McFarland
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The Gulf War began with an extensive aerial bombing campaign on 17 January 1991. The Coalition flew over 100,000 sorties, dropping 88,500 tons of bombs, and widely destroying military and civilian infrastructure.

Andre Jitta
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Here is what I have noticed. Obama has started war trough other means all for the sake of “genocide”. Then it turns out there was NO genocide going on. But here we have REAL genocide! These Christians have lived in these citys for 1000’s of years without any problems. But now you have ISIS sweeping across Iraq like the NAZI blitzkrieg. When they find Christians they are demanding they convert or be beheaded, and these God fairing people will NOT convert. So ISIS is murdering them in the name of allah. So Obama is ignoring a real genocide that we… Read more »
Ed
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Allen West for president. You get it! How calm I have never heard of you before.

Earl Lee
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Because he is considered a NUT and a LOON!!

Ed
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Is that why you are here wasting your time!? Is it because you disagree and don’t understand the subject at hand? I was born in Iran of Assyrian nationality. Borned and raised Catholic like my forefathers before me. I don’t know about Allen’s other views or articles, but this one is dead on. When you see things as they are being on earth for 50+ years, you learn a thing or two. I am a student of history and work in the US Defense sector. This man nailed it. I understand this might be more then most folks can handle,… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Do you know how entertaining it is to read myths and opinions for this LOON then watch the idiots that follow him ask him to RUN FOR PRESIDENT?? They don’t have a clue…they don’t know that he doesn’t stand a chance of getting the republican nomination! When you finish 9th in a straw poll that u spoke at…YOU KNOW you dont stand a chance!

Patricia Sharp
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Mr. LEE, I certainlghope you have a day job, or perhaps get a friend to talk to, then you won’t have to resort to reading articles written by an individual that you have no use for!

Earl Lee
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Its not the articles that entertain me….its the COMMENTS!

Ed
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First off your mother is an idiot for being allowed to give birth to you. Secondly, just because he might or might not have a chance at anything, it does not make him wrong. I suppose you/your kind also never though a “black Muslim” would be your commander and chief either! Get a life!

Earl Lee
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Once again….ENTERTAINING! This is PURE COMEDY!!!

Betty Mullins
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GET THE MOTHERS’ AND TAKE THEM ALL OUT .] DO IT QUICK ]

MotherBatherick
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Message to obama: You’re (lying) cheatin’ heart will tell on you.

Message to our troops uh hum, “advisors”: May God be with you. Save the Christians, kill Islamic terrorists!

JANUS
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Where’s Cindy Sheehan with anti-war protest?

David East
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I do believe this stupid woman will live forever in many memories.
What Col. West just said is what UK and the rest of Europe should be doing now. Go Home or die!

David Ruff
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That’s what I’m talking’ about.

Nedd Kareiva
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Crystal clear vision and foreign policy against Islam & the terrorists, totally zero out the barbarians, put David Clarke as FBI director – I think we have our man for for the White House. America will be safe with Allan West in the Oval Office. Consider this your call, Colonel. God bless you.

AgentInfidel
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And yet, Mr. West, you have written here that you don’t wish to give up your comfy life to run for President. Your commentary is always spot on, but what America really needs now is a man of action.

lokiswife
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If he doesn’t want to run for the presidency, his expertise in the military and the middle east makes him a very valuable person to a Republican/conservative president and our country who would choose their cabinet and top positions on the basis of expertise and experience, not on how much they had donated or bundled for the presidential campaign.

Earl Lee
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He is not going to run for president or any other office….he is using the SARAH PALIN playbook to become a multi millionaire! Just like palin, allen west led you to believe that he MAY run for president…but he is not! Sorry

67falcon
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EARL don’t know what to say to you that is printable….YOU CAN ONLY GUESS.

Earl Lee
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And Allen (leave my men behind) rides in to POST TO A BLOG!!! Comedy!

Jeff Dyer
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Obama is doing everything he can to thoroughly piss off hte people in this country. Agenda: martial law?

Matt Carrasquillo
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I wouldn’t doubt that one bit during Hurricane Katrina the National Guard was ordered to kick in doors and take weapons from the people that had them. It can happen all the Government has to do is say it’s for a good reason and they’ll be kicking in all our doors.

Beaufort T. Vanguard
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Heartbroken for these poor people and sickened by Obama’s complete and utter incompetence as the POTUS. What a disgrace!

Sam2001
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This while the plight, just as grave of hundreds of thousands of Christians are IGNORED by this administration. It is time for change alright.

Earl Lee
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Now we are the CHRISTIAN protectors of the world?? This is beyond comedy…its idiotic!

Matt Carrasquillo
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No were not the Christian protectors but we do have a duty as the most powerful country in the world to protect people who can’t protect them selves from Genocide.

Earl Lee
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Now…that african nation that committed genocide in the 90’s? Now?? Where was/is the US?? Sorry but try something else!

Rebecca Jones Imre
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If you recall, Americans, under the leadership of Bill Clinton, stood by and let the UN handle Rwanda. It didn’t turn out well.

Richard StJohn
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Mr. West, you have never written a more on point article. You list the proper military response and the ultimate goal. ISIS is not going away. They are coming for us. We need to kill as many as we can as fast as we can before they start doing the same to us.

Doug Plank
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Here’s a thought (and for what it’s worth, I can’t stand Obama BUT….) These guys may not going to be carrying anything but personal side arms therefore not considered “combat” troops. What they may very well be carrying (MOST LIKELY I WOULD SAY) are laser designators ie: devices for precision targeting of smart bombs and air to ground missiles. You see those bombs on TV going through a window of a particular building….. laser guided. So that may be what he’s sending. Personally I’d be sending B52’s with Moabs since we know exactly where these groups of cowardly, murderous, thug,… Read more »
67falcon
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Dear ALLEN,he grounded all A-10s have a 1st sargent friend just deployed to AFGANISTAN…confirmed they are pretty mch without CAS…please PLEASE confirm if you can,THIS IS PRETTY MUCH A DEATH SENTENCE in an extreme “broken arrow” issue.

67falcon
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Mr. West,please sir…CONFIRM THIS…ALL A-10S are grounded I have been told…so CAS in IRAQ,or Afganistan…is nil an void….a trooper just deployed there told me in the field…they are pretty much without good CAS…if so…go to war over it..PLEASE.

Brandy West Parks
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CONGRESS needs to declare war against ISIS and others committing genocide. And before someone says they can’t, Obama breaks the law all the time. —–Congress has the right according to the Constitution.—- People email and CALL your congressmen and tell them to DO something! This idiot president removed many things we had in place to keep some kind of civility over in that part of the world and now look what we have. I pay taxes for all kinds of stupid crap! How about using my tax dollars to save people from being butchered!!!!!!!!!!!!! By the way, these crazies want… Read more »
Vivelevin
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It’s difficult for me to “join this discussion.” I am a Democrat, a woman, and a Veteran…a very old one. Allen West, if he is a member of the Tea Party (I think so) would not be my first choice of leader…I am as far removed from the Tea Party as one can get. All that said, I believe Mr. West understands what ISIS represents and that they must be stopped…not “contained.” This isn’t a sport where one guy knocks the other guy down and politely waits for him to get up again so they can go another round. ISIS… Read more »
bubba2020
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Great comment; and because of the common sense that you show in writing it, you really might want to reassess what you think the “Tea Party” is. Make your own judgement after “assessing” rather than listening to what other people think that they may have heard someone say about the people who make up the “Tea Party” My bet is that you will find that they are mostly like you. Give it a try, what can it cost you?

Vivelevin
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No, I can’t be in the Tea Party. I am not all that conservative. I support Pro Choice, LGBT, Gay Marriage and a constant drive to see people able to discuss things so they can reach consensus or compromise. No one ever really gets everything they want, but maybe we could all give in a little when it comes to what we want. I like to think that I am not so riveted in the label, “Democrat” or “liberal” or “progressive” that I can’t see where I might agree with someone from the Republican Party and, in this case, the… Read more »
44Grim
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I’m not trying to be rude, but why do you care about what ISIS is doing? Is it just the treatment of women?

I don’t want to ask more because I just want to have a discussion, and I’m curious, more than anything.

Vivelevin
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. Associated Press26 mins ago I copied that blurb really more than an hour ago…I read it on Yahoo today. This is Ethnic Cleansing or genocide. ISIS has an agenda to impose Islam…their twisted brand… everywhere they go. They want to wipe out any other religion and the people who practice it They are inflexible,… Read more »
Carol
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Thank you for having the guts and taking the time to post such an excellent argument. If more people (Democrats and Republicans alike), especially our Congress, would step across the aisle this way and vote their conscience, instead of the party line, we would have a stronger country. By nature, we will never all agree on every issue; I don’t agree with most of the things your support but that doesn’t make one of us evil or uneducated. It means that our life lessons have led us down different paths. I can respect a difference of opinion if it comes… Read more »
Vivelevin
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Thank you, too. I had never been to this website before and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The two replies I received, yours and Bubba2020 were both nicely written and in this way we can have a conversation. For some of us, certainly for me, the stalemated Congress, has honed our minds and gotten us thinking again about our values, about our history of statesmanship (rather than showmanship) and our ability to compromise. Something good will come of it…we all hold the power to vote, and unless I see some changes in the people who’ve been representing me, they… Read more »
Carol
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Well said. I hope you continue to monitor Lt Col West’s website and share your point of view. Unfortunately, I can’t promise every reply will be courteous; hateful people have their own issues, when they don’t have a educated response, they lash out irrationally. I will be watching for your commentary.

Rebecca Jones Imre
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“No, I can’t be in the Tea Party. I am not all that conservative. I support Pro Choice, LGBT, Gay Marriage and a constant drive to see people able to discuss things so they can reach consensus or compromise. No one ever really gets everything they want, but maybe we could all give in a little when it comes to what we want.” That is what the Tea Party IS about, though. While opponents have been quick to equate Tea Partiers with neo-conservatives, they are not the same thing. True Libertarians (and by extension the “purist” Tea Party members) advocate… Read more »
Vivelevin
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I have never been against helping the poor and disenfranchised, either charitably or with my taxes. I recognize that sometimes, regardless of race, etc., someone rises above their birth into a difficult situation, and gets through it alone…but some need a boost. I have a personal acquaintance, for example, who received assistance through programs that had their genesis under Lyndon B. Johnson…and his declaration of a War on Poverty. She is Hispanic, came from a poor family, unable to afford to go to school and so her education was paid for by one of these programs. After college, she got… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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My DRAFT pick for the 2016 Presidential Nomination will be Allen Bernard West.
Anyone else??

raynbene
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My hope is that he gets the much-needed position of SecDef in the Ted Cruz admininstration in 2017 . . .