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Seniram

Posted on 08/10/2011 9:04:12 PM PDT by Seniram US

Does anyone have an updsate on whether or not Barack Obama had ordered the Flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House in honor of the death of the Navy Seals in Afghanistan?


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: navy; seals; whitehouse

1 posted on 08/10/2011 9:04:15 PM PDT by Seniram US
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To: Seniram US

he has been too busy celebrating to consider the matter.

And yes I really believe that.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 9:06:48 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

You read my mind.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Seniram US

I know Edwards AFB was half mast the day it happened.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Seniram US
I lifted this from another thread


5 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:03 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Seniram US
I doubt he had time. Remember in between campaign and fund raising events, he had to go to Dover AFB for the photo opp.
By the way, am I the only one offended when the President (of any strip) gives a hand salute wearing civilian clothes?
I know they all do it, but it bothers the hell out of me. what is wrong with just placing their hand over their heart?

Wait, I think I have it figured out. No heart.

6 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:33 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Seniram US

Nothing mentioned here:

http://halfstaff.org/


7 posted on 08/10/2011 9:15:50 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: Tupelo
Wait, I think I have it figured out. No heart.

Nice accessory to his "No Brain."

8 posted on 08/10/2011 9:17:35 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Seniram US

I served under both Carter AND Clinton - and I barely escaped with my life! (The Reagan Years made life worth living again...)

I pity anyone serving in the military these days. Oh, they’re wo/man enough to see it through - but it must be incredibly demoralizing.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Seniram US

I believe that the last time the White House flag was ordered lowered to half staff was when Obama pulled a double bogey on the seventeenth hole of the links at Martha’s Vineyard - but that was about a year ago.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 9:20:27 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Seniram US

All I heard was that Obama stopped at the casket of each one and said a prayer. It made me so ill I couldn’t think for a minute or so. This man is disgusting.

God bless these brave men. RIP Heroes in the knowledge that God loves you.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 9:21:38 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Seniram US

Hey, he’s too busy celebrating Ramadan to care about the worst loss of servicemen since the Afghan war began.

NO SARCASM INTENDED.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 9:22:52 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Tupelo

I see your point but as the President is the ‘CnC’ it’s a matter of military protocol unless I’m mistaken. This one does it for the photo op I’m sure and probably has to be reminded every time. At least GWB, GHWB, Reagan and God help us-fair is fair, even Jimmy Carter had military backgrounds so for them it was natural.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 9:23:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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14 posted on 08/10/2011 9:25:56 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . you remind me of my wife . . . . .)
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To: mardi59

On another thread a Freeper posted a link to George Bushes honoring our troops at such a time. The contrast is amazing.... Bush loved and honored our troops....from the heart. Rather than looking for the best photo op of himself saluting and role playing Presidential to slip past the ban on media photographers as Obama did.... Disgusting the means he will go to paint the picture of himself he wants to see.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 9:30:57 PM PDT by caww
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To: zimfam007

The families did not want any photos taken and the media wasn’t allowed there....but as we see Obama could not resist another photo op of himself.


16 posted on 08/10/2011 9:33:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

On another thread a Freeper posted a link to George Bushes honoring our troops at such a time. The contrast is amazing.... Bush loved and honored our troops....from the heart. Rather than looking for the best photo op of himself saluting and role playing Presidential to slip past the ban on media photographers as Obama did.... Disgusting the means he will go to paint the picture of himself he wants to see./

Obama only does what’s good for Obama. When I saw this I honestly got sick.

Bush did love our troops and showed it at every turn. This lowlife scumbag uses them as props. I love our military dearly and hug everyone I see and tell them thank you. God love them.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 9:36:48 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Seniram US

NBC Nightly News had a report from Coronado [home of the SEALS] - flag WAS NOT at half mast ...


18 posted on 08/10/2011 9:37:05 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Seniram US

It’s confirmed, the flag at the White House is at half-staff.

Oslama ordered it in honor of the Taliban insurgents responsible for the downing of the Chinook helicopter who were killed today by an F-16 airstrike.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/10/taliban-chinook-helicopter-crash-killed


19 posted on 08/10/2011 9:37:11 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I know Edwards AFB was half mast the day it happened.


Probably ordered by the base commander or Def. Dept., not the Marxist-muslim.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 9:45:40 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Seniram US

That depends...how much money did they donate?


21 posted on 08/10/2011 9:46:47 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: unkus

Oh I agree. I can’t see him having that kind of decency. He hates the military so I’m sure he’ll do whatever snide little thing he can to insult them. At every opportunity.

Couldn’t wait to endanger the families by getting their names out there as well. Every soldier/vet I know is hella pissed off at the release of those names.


22 posted on 08/10/2011 9:55:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Seniram US

What would cause Obama to think of the American Flag?
He already mentioned the troops in a speech, which is likely more than he was personally inclined.


23 posted on 08/10/2011 9:57:32 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Seniram US

He probably hasn’t even thought about it. He got his photo op yesterday.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 9:59:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Every soldier/vet I know is hella pissed off at the release of those names.


If anything would happen to a single member of any of those families, .....
Never mind. The new Gestapo has ears everywhere.


25 posted on 08/10/2011 10:00:57 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

I wouldn’t worry too much. Thanks to Echelon I’m sure the Ministry of Love has a nice room picked out for most conservatives already. Just a matter of time before we’re in it.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 10:19:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: mardi59

He has to look like the CINC. Blah. That’s the only reason for the photo and it will probably be used in a campaign ad...just watch.


27 posted on 08/10/2011 10:34:58 PM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: rangerwife

it will probably be used in a campaign ad...just watch. /

I believe it. He is that disgustingly low. I cannot stand what he is doing to all of us. The liberals are to stupid to see it, but we aren’t.


28 posted on 08/10/2011 10:50:53 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Seniram US

Did anyone here live through WWII on the home front? If it were required to half-mast Old Glory every time we experienced some battlefield KIA she would have been half-masted continually for about four and a half years. Of course, we did not get nearly real time reports of battlefield casualties. The 2,000 or so that died in a single training exercise accident in preparation for the Normandy landings, and other events of like lethal dimensions were not made public until long after their occurrence; something about not telling our enemies things they should not be told.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 11:00:40 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay

I don’t believe you can fly the flag at half mast because of the event with the SEALS. If you do you need to fly it at half mast for every dead soldier. The SEALS are a special group but any man or woman that wears the uniform and dies deserves the same respect.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 11:09:34 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: Elsiejay

I don’t believe you can fly the flag at half mast because of the event with the SEALS. If you do you need to fly it at half mast for every dead soldier. The SEALS are a special group but any man or woman that wears the uniform and dies deserves the same respect.


31 posted on 08/10/2011 11:09:40 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: freedumb2003

I miss President Reagan. I really miss him.


32 posted on 08/10/2011 11:39:42 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Seniram US

Don’t be silly. The military doesn’t have time right now to deal with mino stuff like this. Right now their top priority is forcing all military personnel to attend gay brainwashing diversity classes. All “military” stuff, you know, like fighting wars and protecting the troops is on the back burner right now.


33 posted on 08/11/2011 1:43:15 AM PDT by dupree
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To: Elsiejay

Heck, we lost over 22K KIA in 68-69 with Walter telling the public the body count at 5PM daily. No half mast.

Obama needs to be hung or some senior CO does as you don’t use SEALS for a reaction force. The Rangers would be ideal for that mission were the SEALS in deep kimchie.

What were Army NG pilots doing flying SPEC OPS? What idiot puts 30 or so SEALS on one huge lumbering aircraft? Hell you don’t put all your men on one chopper unless it is a small unit. Even then you have other slicks and guns. Why the hell didn’t the Rangers call for air support? Has Obama agreed to play by the enemy’s rules and take away TAC AIR?


34 posted on 08/11/2011 2:21:49 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Seniram US
My flag is at half mast when I think it is appropriate ... I'm not going to wait on a President like the one we have now to make that decision for me. It is MY country, I'll celebrate or mourn with it in my own way. (And it is at half mast now with a black ribbon for the Seals).

...and that's MY bumper sticker I "wear" on my Jeep with pride. I made it myself (no commercial effort, Elements 9 and sticky backed paper) ... and yes, I use the word "stood" when I recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

I'm 70 years old .. I know well what the flag STOOD for and I do not acknowledge what it is purported to "stand" for today!

35 posted on 08/11/2011 5:45:38 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Elsiejay

It would seem to me that drawing a comparison between WW II and Afghanistan is a stretch. Obviously, you would not fly the flag at half-staff at every casualty count in a world-wide conflagration; however, the recent loss of the Seals and some other Americans on that helicopter was identified as the largest loss at one time since we have had our warriors in Afghanistan.

Nevertheless, I doubt that flying the flag at half-mast in honor of our deceased heroes would be giving those Islamist terrorists any secrets; however, not flying it at half-mast in their honor probably ignited some conversations among the terrorists outside and within our borders.

By the way, I’m not yet seventy, but then again I’m familiar enough with the U. S. Armed forces and the former occupants in the White House to believe that no one would have to inquire as to why the flag was not lowered in their honor by one of the former presidents.

According to recent news reports, it appears that we have lost five more warriors today (Thursday) and as you have stated, the flag cannot be lowerred at every casualty count. Nonetheless, maybe you can think of a former president who would not have ordered the flag lowered, but I cant.

You have also made me think of Barack Hussein Obama, while he was at Dover. Sometimes people say that a Picture is worth a thousand words.” The families requested that no press attend the cermony, yet Obama had his picture taken by the press while he was trying to salute.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 9:50:35 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: Elsiejay

It would seem to me that drawing a comparison between WW II and Afghanistan is a stretch. Obviously, you would not fly the flag at half-staff at every casualty count in a world-wide conflagration; however, the recent loss of the Seals and some other Americans on that helicopter was identified as the largest loss at one time since we have had our warriors in Afghanistan.

Nevertheless, I doubt that flying the flag at half-mast in honor of our deceased heroes would be giving those Islamist terrorists any secrets; however, not flying it at half-mast in their honor probably ignited some conversations among the terrorists outside and within our borders.

By the way, I’m not yet seventy, but then again I’m familiar enough with the U. S. Armed forces and the former occupants in the White House to believe that no one would have to inquire as to why the flag was not lowered in their honor by one of the former presidents.

According to recent news reports, it appears that we have lost five more warriors today (Thursday) and as you have stated, the flag cannot be lowerred at every casualty count. Nonetheless, maybe you can think of a former president who would not have ordered the flag lowered, but I cant.

You have also made me think of Barack Hussein Obama, while he was at Dover. Sometimes people say that a Picture is worth a thousand words.” The families requested that no press attend the cermony, yet Obama had his picture taken by the press while he was trying to salute.


37 posted on 08/11/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I agree. My son served in the Marine Corps, pre-Obama; however, he just spent a year (volunteer) in Afghanistan with the Army Corps of Engineers. Thankfully he was able to get home safely.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 11:48:36 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’m sorry for the response addressed to you. I obviously hit the wrong button. I meant to send it to Elsiejay.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 11:53:30 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’m going to have to stop using the computer after dinner. Now I have to tell you I did sent it to the right person.

Meanwhile, I agree with your sentiments. Sorry for the confusion.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 11:55:55 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: freedumb2003

Now you hane me thinking about what he might be celebrating.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 11:57:54 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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