Are we toast? Saudi king is dead; ISIS expands; we’re abandoning Yemen and Iran has a missile launcher

On Tuesday evening President Obama stated, “the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong” — and of course the blind followers cheered.

Obama also hinted that we had “turned the page” on our fight against terrorism. Remember his unilateral declaration at the National War College that the war on terror had ended — and of course he has commanded that combat operations end in two theaters of operation; Iraq and Afghanistan.

But nothing could shine the light on President Obama’s naiveté (or approval?) more than the fact that just 48 hours after he dismissed the “shadow of crisis,” we are evacuating yet another U.S. Embassy — this time in Yemen.

It’s the same Yemen that just last fall, Obama referred to as the model of his success — just like Vice President Joe Biden once chimed that Iraq would be one of Obama’s greatest successes. When Obama said the shadow of crisis has passed, we had three U.S. Naval warships off the coast of Yemen ready to evacuate the embassy.

And if you’ve forgotten, this is the second U.S. Embassy to be evacuated in less than a year — the other being Libya…y’all remember the swan diving jihadists? This hardly reflects a state of the union that is strong. What it does reflect is a foreign policy of abject failure, resulting from the Obama “pivot” away from the Middle East.

And so now we have the Houthis, whose slogan is “Death to America, Death to Israel” by the way. We reported on them late last year, of course no one cared. Just the same as a year ago this week, when President Obama referred to ISIS as a “jayvee” team. The al-Houthi Islamist group is Shiite and backed by — yep, you got it — that nondescript country called Iran about whom Obama threatened a veto if Congress passed legislation restoring sanctions.

Let me put this all into perspective.

Yemen is home to the most vicious al-Qaida affiliate — yeah I know, they’re decimated and on the run – al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). This is the same group which claimed responsibility for the recent Paris Islamic terrorist attack.

There are now reports that ISIS is expanding into Yemen and as we reported last year, AQAP was seeking a pledge of alliance with ISIS. Yes, the Houthis and al- Qaida don’t exactly get along — but the Houthis are backed by Iran — who we are assisting the fight against ISIS in Iraq, along with their support to Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

And the Obama administration just announced it would send 400 advisors/trainers to Syria. But we’re allowing Iran to pursue its nuclear program, 10,000 centrifuges,– and the Washington Post just gave President Obama three more Pinocchios for his SOTU assertion that Iran’s nuclear program has slowed down. And as you know, Obama threatened to veto congressional action to sanction Iran.

Why should we kinda care? The Yemeni government was pro-American and was aiding in the fight against Islamists within their borders. Now, not only has the Yemeni government been toppled, it has been replaced with the specter of Iranian influence in the vicinity of a chokepoint entering the Red Sea — and not far from Somalia — yet another hot bed of Islamism.

Now, add on top of this hot fudge sundae the fact that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia just passed away. Yemen is the southernmost country on the Arabian Peninsula where chaos now abounds at a time of a transition of leadership in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis are Sunni and cannot be too happy with the Obama administration’s lack of focus and resolve in the face of Iranian regional hegemonic designs. So what does Saudi Arabia do? In concern for their own existence will the Saudis provide material support to Sunni Islamic terrorists in order to defeat the Iranian-backed Houthis?

And there is another wild card to this equation, as reported by The Algemeiner, “The Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat released images from Iran revealing a new nuclear development site. The images show what appears to be a new missile launcher that stands 89 feet tall and is capable of launching a nuclear missile to Israel or Europe, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 2.”

“Among the new nuclear developments pictured was a large long-range missile, never seen before in the West. The missile is powerful enough to launch a satellite or a manned spacecraft, the report said.”

Now does this sound like someone with whom we should — or even can – be negotiating?

Ladies and gents, I know some of you may feel, who cares, let them all kill each other. Yes, to a point they will, but the shadow of crisis will not pass that easily.

From Libya extending all the way to Pakistan, and probably beyond, militant Islam has taken root and is exporting its terror and hatred all over the globe. And the policy of this administration is to remain in a state of denial. America sides with Turkey and Qatar. America is releasing Islamic terrorists back onto the battlefield. All the while w’re told move along, nothing here to see.

There’s lots to see, and my greatest concern is that the situation only worsens in these final two years of the Obama reign.

What can we do? Well, first we gotta pray — and I am serious folks. The situation in which we find ourselves is a perfect storm benefitting the Islamic fascists. Not only are they on the move and consolidating their gains while increasing recruitment, we are enabling it by decimating our own military capacity.

We must develop a strong, potent, expeditionary and lethal strike operations-oriented force for the 21st century battlefield. And I’m not talking about any “smart power” or nuanced rhetorical response, but rather a deterrent force capable of deployment and employment in any geographical contingency area.

This is not about nation building. And at some point in time we will have to combat the enemy’s ideology — we must defeat his belief system in order to delegitimize him. Challenge the enemy and make them own their actions — and stop being Islamapologists.

The crisis has not passed; it’s right here and all over the globe — heck, there’s even a Russian naval warship docked in Cuba while our state department bureaucrats are there to discuss opening up diplomatic and travel relations.

Can we really say that the state of our union is strong? If you believe that then you’re in a state of delusion. And remember, weakness is enticing.

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KJinWTexas
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This smack of Germany and Japan in WWII, where we didn’t get involved until we’d been hit at Pearl Harbor. Is that what it takes for us to get serious? Maybe, but before we can build a lethal force, we’re gonna need a president who’s on our side instead of theirs. A president who strengthens our military rather than deplete it, and has our best interests at heart instead of bringing us down to the level of other countries.

livefreeordiehard
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obama has put us into so much debt, how will we ever do that?? We certainly can’t borrow from China since they’re allies with Russia which is an ally of Iran. We’re in deep doodoo……

Robert Crenshaw
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That is not 100% true that Adolf Hussein Obama put us in all this debt. You have to blame Boehner and the Republicans! The Republicans granted Obama anything he wanted/wants. By definition, we live under a One party system!

spartacus
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the “scum ” on both sides of the isle are taking the nation over the cliff , the best thing that could happen to washington d. c. is a large crater , it would not be missed .

annieoakley
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Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be interesting! I pray he makes it here and back home safely.

Old observer
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The world would not be in anywhere near this much of a mess if west was pres!!! Keep that in mind as 2016 approaches. I still say a Carson-West ticket is what we need. anything else and we are toast. if, that is, it hasn’t already happened before ’16.

metheoldsarge
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If Obama and the rest of the liberals and RINOs have their way, we are toast. His amnesty program for illegals and giving them the vote will inject over 12 million freeloaders to vote for a living. Add the freeloaders that have been voting all these years for a living and the apathetic non-voters, the voters that work for a living will be greatly outnumbered. The liberals will be locked in. If the Twenty Fourth Amendment is repealed, we will have Obama indefinitely. America needs to wake up.

porkchop6209
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Soylent Green Sarge!

porkchop6209
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One thing so many of us have come to realize is that whatever the President says, we can count on the exact opposite to actually occur.

oifmack
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Seeing it already!! American idiocy. Everybody has a word or two, but no content. Quick fixes and band aid diplomacy, if any at all. Talking about yemen and an American embassy evacuation. About iran and its missile capabilities. Iraq, and how isis controls almost 1/3 the country. Syria, and its lawless lands. Great points, but missing key factors regarding the middle east. Obama has no foreign policy and certainly no domestic policy. He, and his entire base, and the democrat circus freakshow have literally spit in tge face of Real and True America. Obama and holder have alienated the Constitution… Read more »
Flower
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That’s because the ONLY “fix” can be done by Yahweh, oifmack, not by humans.

spartacus
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oh and that can of “woop ass” that “HE” plans on bringing with “HIM” will humble the entire world , humans! , what fools we are to think that we have the capacity to govern ourselves , read leviticus 26 and deuteronomy 28 , ( the cursings parts ) and understand what is about to happen to this “cesspool” that mankind has created .

Flower
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I read it cover to cover every year, spartacus. 🙂

oifmack
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Well, Flower…

Yahweh better show up soon!!!

In the meantime, there are avenues of approach. As I say, it will take the right people…..

Flower
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While it’s true we MUST stand strong, Yahweh will send His Son in time, at the right time.

mad-aussie
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If the American Military really wanted to save the country, they would Stage a Coup. Topple Obama and all his Muslim Buddies.

oifmack
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Most fellow Americans, both republican and all democrats don’t have the heart, soul, courage, or whatsoevers. Only the Real and True American would have that mindset. The current circus in the White House encourages the overthrow of other governments, but feels it won’t happen here…

Uncle Ruckus
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You are talking about a takeover of the government…..I expect this type of talk on ALLEN WEST’S blog! They should lock you up!

oifmack
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Guess What Ruckus….

Word is, our Intel and DoD would utilize the provisions of the Constitution and Laws, whereby, legally securing the U.S.

Uncle Ruckus
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They should lock you up…what u speak of is treason

oifmack
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No!! Not treason. Telling you what the whispers are. Treason is your president… on my honor, he is both dangerous and anti-american. He, and his administration should be held and charged with conspiracy, snd aiding our enemies…

You don’t see it?? Tis called selective ignorance. Treason is your president

Lock me up?? Obviously I am really hitting the TRUTH BASED ON FACT NERVE.

Flower
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You’re trying to educate the deaf, dumb and blind. He has been brainwashed and can’t understand truth!

Uncle Ruckus
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You should be charged, arrested and convicted of TREASON. I find it odd that a vet would support this type of non sense but it’s typical of Allen west

oifmack
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You are hilarious!!

What type of nonsense?? The fact that the womb reject in the white house and his cast of idiots murder veterans, harasses and manipulates policy and devalues Constitutional law. And i should be convicted of treason??

Hmmmmmmmm……

Good job!!!

Uncle Ruckus
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The defeatist ALLEN WEST strikes again….he just gives up!! Such a coward! MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALLEN…oh wait…you work at a think thank and post to blogs!! NEVERMIND!!!

IBWatching
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Allen West is only a big man out to make a difference when his opponent is tied to a chair and Allen has a gun in his hand.

Uncle Ruckus
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Yea….thats about it!! In the C.I.D. report it says that Allen West let his men beat that man for almost a hour before he LOST HIS COOL!! I can truly understand why he was RELIEVED OF COMMAND because he was UNFIT to LEAD!!!

Flower
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LMSBO!!

lou39
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Bone-chilling! Our illustrious president failed to take care of business early-on when it was feasible. Now? He’s got us behind the 8-ball !! We’d all better hope that a strong Congress steps in and makes some serious and courageous decisions. Obama obviously isn’t up to the job! Foolish, foolish man!

frankenbiker
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Gee, a goatfcking POS POTUS allowing and negotiating with a goatfcking POS nation so they can expand their nuclear arsenal and set their sites on Israel, our one true ally in the region, and the one that the goatfcker constantly ignores, or threatens with sanctions if they don’t give in to the Palestine’s in the Gaza strip. What could possibly go wrong? Of course the left keeps telling us that Iran is decades away from developing a missiles that they can actually target. If we were to listen to them, Israel will be scorched earth by the end of next… Read more »
empty pockets
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We’re not toast yet but we’re certainly going to feel more and more heat and the regime–Obama–admitted (accidentally, as is the case when they tell the truth) they have no strategy. Their agenda is the fundamental transformation of America…and let the rest of the world work its problems out themselves. We’ll just keep contributing to global wealth redistribution…and arming whichever bunch Barry favors on any given day. We’ve armed al Queda and ISIS and who knows how many others. We’ve sent “aid” to all of them and it’s used (like Hamas did) against US and/or our allies. The purge of… Read more »
disqus_mo8ewPYVck
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Well, Iran has stated that they WILL use Nukes on America when they get a missile. So, what part of that doesn’t our illustrious government understand?

Flower
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This administration knows and understands and WANTS it to happen! Obama has done everything he possibly CAN do to create chaos here!

IBWatching
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The President doesn’t have to create chaos here.

He’s got you ignorant buffoons to do it for him.

Flower
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Wow … you really aren’t paying attention, are you. You will be one of the first to go down. I grieve for your family for depending on such a sloth.

Jay Kenney
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If I remember the SOTU correctly, Obama was referring to the economic crisis he inherited from GB II. NOT the scourge of Jihad extremists. At least get the facts straight.

IBWatching
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But then it wouldn’t fit into Allen West’s cowardly fear mongering narrative.

Flower
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Cowards don’t make the rank of Colonel, little girl. Col. West is a Patriot. You are … ????

Jay Kenney
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You just don’t get it, Flower. West retired as a Lt. (“Telephone”) Colonel. He never was a Full “Bird” Colonel. At least get your facts straight. 🙂

Flower
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Whatever . . . 🙂

Jay Kenney
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Superbly intelligent post, Flower.

Flower
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LEAVE ME ALONE!

Jay Kenney
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Stop responding to me and “up-voting” responses to me. You can’t have it both ways.

Flower
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I haven’t “up-voted” ANYTHING you’ve blathered!

LEAVE ME ALONE!!

Jay Kenney
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No, you haven’t. I’m writing about ‘up-voting” with those who disagree with me. You have my terms.

Flower
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FLAGGED!

L E A V E M E A L O N E!!

Jay Kenney
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Leave me alone and I will. “Flagged.” Ooooh! Scared stiff. I’ve flagged Andy many times. no results.

Jay Kenney
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That’s right. Facts have no meaning to you…

Andy Martin
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And the fact is you never even served pu$$y yet claim you did. Gutless POS.

Jay Kenney
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I have no expectation that you would acknowledge receipt of my DD-214, Andy. To do so would be beyond that which you are capable of. Impossible to admit you are wrong. Destroys the whole image of you doesn’t it?

Andy Martin
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Sit your stolen valor punk azz down Jayne. The lies are really old and tiresome.

Jay Kenney
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As I posted. You are incapable of admitting when you are wrong. You received it, or it would have been returned to me by now.

Andy Martin
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Sure Jayne. Just put it up here if you really have it.

Flower
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I stated how I feel and what I believe. I really don’t care what you have to say. You hate America and all the strong values we conservatives stand for. Don’t address me again unless you want the same reply.

Jay Kenney
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Not a problem, Flower…as long as you don’t deny the facts.

Flower
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The only fact I see that you’ve offered is that you like to bully women. Must feel great to know you’re such a big strong “man.”

Jay Kenney
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LMAO! Correcting yourt factual errors is, “bullying,” Flower? What a stale life you must be living.

Flower
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The POINT is this is a CONSERVATIVE comment thread. You aren’t conservative and no body agrees with you except other liberals who have been brainwashed with the DIALECTIC PROCESS. You’re a bully, not a real man. Must really suck to be you.

Jay Kenney
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Gee, I was referred to this blog by a conservative friend who knew my political leanings, which are conservative/libertarian. And your statement: “The POINT is this is a CONSERVATIVE comment thread…” does not comply with Allen’s posting policy: “We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.” 1. rea·son·able; adjective ˈrēz-nə-bəl, ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl : fair and sensible : fairly or moderately good 2. dis·course; noun ˈdis-ˌkȯrs, dis-ˈ : the use of words to… Read more »
Flower
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I stated how I feel and what I believe. I really don’t care what you
have to say. You hate America and all the strong values we
conservatives stand for. Don’t address me again unless you want the
same reply.

Jay Kenney
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So, you DON’T agree with West’s posting policy. Expect to read more from me, Flower. Your post reveals you as a hypocrite vis-a-vis West’s posting policy. BTW, I love my country but fear my government. Gee, something we share…

Flower
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Don’t address me again unless you want the same reply. You’re a liberal. Not worth wasting my time on.

Jay Kenney
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Nope! At every opportunity, I am going to expose you for what you are. A hypocrite over against Allen’s posting policy: “We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.”

Flower
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Whatever . . . 🙂

IBWatching
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Cowards DO get demoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Read what the man wrote. He is shaking in his boots. He gives up.

oifmack
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Let’s be clear.

West did “EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO”……… by no means was he a coward….

In fact, Col West did precisely what that idiotic piece of human inconvenience does not have the courage to do

Flower
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*sigh* I don’t know about you, but I think there MUST be a way to eliminate idiot liberals from Allen’s comment threads.

Uncle Ruckus
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If you read Allen’s own words he says he LOST HIS COOL! Once he did that he decided to IGNORE all the training that he received. As a officer and a LEADER you can never LOSE YOUR COOL!

Flower
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*YAWN* You aren’t going to change the minds of Patriots on this comment thread, little girl…

suqsid4
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Don’t waste your time on scum.

IBWatching
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Ignorance breeds ignorance.

Are you proud to be a breeder?

Flower
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You seem incredibly angry and on the verge of being unhinged. So sorry for you.

Uncle Ruckus
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We are not trying to change the minds of PATRIOTS because you people are not patriots….you are DOMESTIC TERRORIST!!

oifmack
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Please tell me your excuse is crack……..

Flower
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That’s your own disturbed opinion and it’s a small minded one of very few. I’m a quiet, gentle lady who spends her spare time making quilts for humanitarian purposes. If that is a “DOMESTIC TERRORIST” I shudder to think what YOU might be!

Uncle Ruckus
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and thats the beauty of this….they are all OPINIONS…..but you LOONS take allen west OPINION as FACT!! IDIOTS!!!

Flower
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Yup, us loons who stand for strong American values, who love God and work hard for those who are less fortunate. Yep, we’re idiots…domestic terrorists … such wretched people! 😉

Uncle Ruckus
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You don’t stand for american values and don’t have a clue what GOD is about. And please explain to me again how taking food from vets and the disabled is looking out for those less fortunate?? Like I said….DOMESTIC TERRORIST!!!

Flower
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no, sweetie, it is you who doesn’t know God. I live my faith every day. I’m Messianic Jew and love God with all my mind, heart and strength. It is you who is the terrorist and I truly pray that if the day ever comes when you will have to protect your family or neighbors, you step up to the task. Because right here and now, you behave like a petulant child who is unhinged and in need of a heroin fix. You are a tragic lost soul.

Uncle Ruckus
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A person of GOD would not support such bigotry and racism that happens on this site. A person of GOD is not about HATE!! You my dear are no PERSON OF GOD!!!!

Uncle Ruckus
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A person of GOD would not support such bigotry and racism that happens on this site. A person of GOD is not about HATE!! You my dear are no PERSON OF GOD!!!!

oifmack
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Bigotry and racism is a post modern term for black irresponsibility, crying the “woe is me cuz i’m black and have no moral code”.
Racism???? Defined by blacks is just that.
Po lil black boy……..

The race card BS is played out. Now get a life

Flower
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Judge much? *eye roll* You’re the pot calling the kettle black, you miserable soul!

Uncle Ruckus
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So I’ll let you explain to me how where is says in the bible that you should hate and be a bigot? ?

Flower
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You should be able to quote that exact scripture, since you ARE a hateful bigot.

Uncle Ruckus
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Thought you would know since u support such hate and bigotry

Flower
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Sorry, that’s your department. You LOOK for what isn’t there, so it’s obviously on your mind all the time. What a sad, sick person you are…

Uncle Ruckus
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I’m sorry but aren’t you the one here that SUPPORT what allen west and the rest of the bigots say?? Apparently you know where it says that is the type of behavior you are suppose to support!

Uncle Ruckus
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So I fear….YOU are the tragic lost soul!!!

Uncle Ruckus
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I’m sorry…but you can’t serve 2 masters!

Flower
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I serve one God. You serve yourself. Tragic . . .

Uncle Ruckus
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U serve 2 masters

Uncle Ruckus
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West is not a PATRIOT…A patriot loves this nation and respects the commander in chief no matter what party they are from! What allen west is doing is a DISGRACE to the uniform and this great nation!!!
OH…another example of he being a coward….when did he decide he was running for president??? MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….SUCH a COWARD!!!

Flower
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Honey, yoose is nuttin but a coward who hates Patriots.

Uncle Ruckus
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I love patriots…you are a DOMESTIC TERRORIST!!

Flower
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Honey, you’re a mentally unhinged person who needs to go back to lockup. God help you!

Uncle Ruckus
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I just call them as I seem them….DOMESTIC TERRORIST!

Flower
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Well THIS “domestic terrorist” is going to go pray for your eternal soul. Lilah tov.

Uncle Ruckus
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Nah….I know your prayers are being ignored so please don’t waste GOD’S time!

Flower
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May Almighty God have mercy on your miserable soul.

Uncle Ruckus
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My soul is alright…yours seems to be miserable

Flower
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I’m in love with my heavenly Father and all is right with my soul. I pray for you and those like you, who come to Conservative comment threads to heckle, harass and bully people who just happen to be lots different than you. You really show yourself to be a worthless, lost, angry, pathetic human being. I say that without rancor, but with sadness because God knows you’re lost and YOU know you’re lost, you just don’t know what to do about it. So again, I’m praying for you and I do hope your life gets better, in every way,… Read more »
Uncle Ruckus
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Seems that you are more in with SATAN….he is the god of HATE and bigotry!

Flower
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God knows my heart, all you know is selfishness,name-calling, bullying and harassing. If you knew God, you’d leave me alone as I’ve asked. But instead, you continually bully and berate me. You’ve shown who and what you are. Now again, LEAVE ME ALONE.

Uncle Ruckus
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GOD KNOWS MY HEART?? A famous phrase people use to try to justify their hate and bigotry!!!! The problem is….GOD does know your heart!!!

Impeach Obama Now!
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Chaos in the world has reigned ever since Obama was elected! No surprise here! That’s his plan! And the Caliphate boys are clearly his buddies that Obama keeps protecting!

Barb3000
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I have a good idea that Iran is working like crazy on a nuke to attach to the missile they are building. Once they have that they can hold all of the Middle East hostage which is just what they will do if given the chance. Its to bad we don’t have the ability to hit them from orbit and simply take out any underground facilities that the military knows about. At least the embassy was cleared out before it was attacked. I guess the Saudis would expect the US to send in troops to protect them again if they… Read more »
GrumpyOne
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Mr. West know well of what he speaks and would make an excellent Secretary of Defense. We’re way overdue for a knowledgeable person to advise the President on maintaining a strong military.

We are living in the most dangerous times of this country’s existence…

Flower
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We sure are. I’m praying we will have the wisdom to select the right president who can do some GOOD for America next year! 🙂

Uncle Ruckus
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He was relieved of command…he couldn’t be secretary of the dog pound!! MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA