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MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY CHANGES LOGO TO LOOK MORE LIKE OBAMA LOGO
Missile Defense Agency ^ | 02/21/2010 | Racebannon

Posted on 02/21/2010 5:26:51 PM PST by RaceBannon

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To: RaceBannon

Looks Islamic to me.


201 posted on 02/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST by Islaminaction
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To: JustPiper

Thanks (blushing)! :)


202 posted on 02/22/2010 9:18:48 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I will be pinging you later to a few links I’m sure you’ll want -g-


203 posted on 02/22/2010 9:31:36 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: Clinging Bitterly
I am so happy for you. I now call you Exhausted & Exhilarated -g-
204 posted on 02/22/2010 9:47:33 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: azishot

My mother & her father knew back then, I heard it from 1959 on


205 posted on 02/22/2010 9:48:24 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: JustPiper
Ha something like that. Now I'm glad after Thursday we and our stuff will be at least moved and safe, and we won't be under so much pressure. The putting back together can be done at our leisure, more or less.
206 posted on 02/22/2010 10:21:39 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: RaceBannon; MestaMachine; All

A response to me posting this at FB from:

White House Brief
PW: Scary right? Talking about in the rundown this morning....10amET
Yesterday at 5:17am ·

Just heard it on replay -g- We got airtime!

Listen here:

http://www.iheartradio.com/pages/whitehousebrief.html?an=Rundown-1-22

FB page here:

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/pages/White-House-Brief/109904980557?ref=ts


207 posted on 02/23/2010 1:03:28 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: JustPiper; SandRat; RaceBannon

Pass this along, not sure if its been posted yet:

NASA To Focus On Muslim Outreach
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/feb/nasa-focus-muslim-outreach

“NASA’s new secret Muslim outreach mission was conveniently omitted though the head of the agency finally revealed it this week. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden disclosed that Obama wants him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as part of the administration’s efforts to make the space agency a tool of international diplomacy.

Bolden referred to the new mission as an effort to reach out to “non-traditional partners,” especially countries that don’t have an established space program. Of special focus is Indonesia because it’s the world’s largest Muslim nation, Bolden explained. No word yet on how much money the U.S. government will invest in the Muslim outreach.”


208 posted on 02/23/2010 9:08:44 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD

OMG...

Well? it had to be...


209 posted on 02/23/2010 11:08:59 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: FBD

No hadn’t seen this! Isn’t that just the truth in fact! Will post in on FB & hope that White House Brief does a follow up!


210 posted on 02/23/2010 12:33:39 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: FBD; CDR Salamander; JustPiper

http://loganswarning.com/2010/02/23/us-missile-defense-agency-changes-logo-to-obamaislamic-crescent-hybrid/

Look what the Commander started!


211 posted on 02/23/2010 1:15:49 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

How exciting is this, to have exposed this & it IS going viral!!!


212 posted on 02/23/2010 1:34:45 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/feb/nasa-focus-muslim-outreach
213 posted on 02/24/2010 3:24:31 AM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: RaceBannon

Ping to Drudge

Race...some Drudge exposure. No credit given, but
you were the first i had seen to post on this.


214 posted on 02/24/2010 8:59:42 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a; CDR Salamander

CDR SALAMANDER gave it to me via and e-mail to a friend


215 posted on 02/24/2010 9:10:54 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

ping


216 posted on 02/24/2010 9:33:53 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: musicman

BFLR


217 posted on 02/24/2010 9:43:46 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RaceBannon

ping


218 posted on 02/24/2010 11:09:33 AM PST by Whats the Matter with Kansas? (Freedom is not FREE)
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To: RaceBannon

Another viral

Monday, February 22, 2010
New Obama Logo/Islamic Crest DoD Patches?
Patriot Depot
From Facebook, another of my groups -g-

http://patriotupdate.com/stories/read/2849/New-Obama-Logo-Islamic-Crest-DoD-Patches-

Getting picked up by blogger’s

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/what-do-you-think-of-the-new-dod-missile-defense-agency-logo-is-it-a-coincidence-it-looks-like/question-880923/

Ran across this accidentally!

Bill Gertz
December 5, ((( 2003 )))

“Toward that goal, I am directing all MDA element program offices to discontinue use of existing logos and replace them with a standard, but tailorable, MDA logo. Additionally, [special] functional offices must discontinue use of unique logos and use the standard MDA logo.

“The new tailorable logo is circular and will feature the words ‘Missile Defense Agency’ around the top and the element name identification around the bottom. Elements may include a new or existing design in the logo’s center; however, text references to the element name cannot be included in the center design.”

http://www.gertzfile.com/gertzfile/ring120503.html


219 posted on 02/24/2010 11:14:07 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon

BIGTIME Bannon
~did some digging

Missile Defense Agency logo takes a cue from Obama campaign ‘08?

http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/feb/23/missile-defense-agency-logo-takes-cue-obama-campai/

New Missile Defense Logo - Designed to Convey...What?

http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-missile-defense-logo.html

Put away the tinfoil hat, pick up the rose-colored glasses, and check out the spankin’ new logo sported by the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency.

Yes boys and girls, the Brother O campaign logo/Islamic crescent combo really is the new patch for the Missile Defense Agency. Go to the Agency’s official Web site and see the glorious wonder for yourself.

http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/

Missile Defense? MISSILE DEFENSE? What Missile Defense? I thought Obama cancelled our missile defense

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY changes its logo to resemble the ISLAMIC OBAMA logo

http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/missile-defense-agency-changes-its-logo-to-resemble-the-islamic-obama-logo/

The Missile Defense Agency may have a new logo. Is it familiar?

http://ericpalmer.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/links-of-interest-14-feb-2010/

Why not just stick with a simply defined logo like this

http://www.huntsvilledefensenews.com/

Someone needs to update Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Defense_Agency


220 posted on 02/24/2010 11:37:23 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon

Take a deep breath people. I work at the MDA. The official MDA seal has not been changed or replaced. This is a different logo on the public MDA website which was developed approximately 3 years ago (I seem to remember that was before the last presidential election), in support of MDA recruiting efforts, and is not linked to any political entity. Go to the bottom of the page to see the MDA logo. If anything, Obama’s ad people copied this one.

Posted by: CelticSkyes | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 02:34 PM

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The New Missile Defense Agency Logo Looks Familiar

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2010/02/the-new-missile-defense-agency-logo-looks-familiar.html

good comments here:

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/open-discussion/11518-new-logo.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Star_and_Crescent.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Space_Agency

I am filing a FOIA request with the DOJ to find out if the issue of Islamic symbol shapes ever came up in discussions about the Missile Defense Agency logo. Will post further on my Error Theory blog:
http://errortheory.blogspot.com/

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aAGTgvkdCV0/SYk1InXQZWI/AAAAAAAABOk/e9RrFSLpryM/s400/panic.jpg

http://michellemalkin.cachefly.net/michellemalkin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/letthemeatlogos.png

“Holy crap! Because all we need is Islamic paranoiacs noticing that we’re firing a missile straight into the Islamic crescent. If only the explosion produced a six-pointed star, they could really go to town.”
~Posted by: Mike G | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:03 AM


221 posted on 02/24/2010 11:56:49 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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gee thanks matt

New Missile Defense Agency Logo Causes Online Commotion... with 3 pics whoopie, no story, BAH


222 posted on 02/24/2010 12:12:06 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon; CDR Salamander

Attaboy.


Next, we’ll be seeing the red horse rider.

We have a Nimrod.


223 posted on 02/24/2010 12:41:27 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: JustPiper

Atta-——girl, Pipsies.


224 posted on 02/24/2010 12:43:03 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
that’s what I thought. Reaching out to muslims through your agency logo.

Maybe... but maybe it also means "reaching out to muslims" through a missile strike. Look where the implied point of impact: the heart of islam (if that is indeed a crescent). Could it be a patriotic logo designer getting one over on the 0bama people?

225 posted on 02/24/2010 12:45:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (Glad to see Demonic Unhinged (DU) highlights and attacks my FR comments!)
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To: RaceBannon

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/02/24/re-branding-the-government-obama-tmp-and-logo-mania/


226 posted on 02/24/2010 1:24:17 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: combat_boots

TY my friend -g-


227 posted on 02/24/2010 1:24:56 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: ScottinVA

That may have been feasible until Michelle’s article

Surprise, surprise (h/t Weasel Zippers): They also re-re-designed the Porkulus/Wreckovery.gov website.

http://www.tmpgovernment.com/articles/tgov_article_00011.html

Branding Uncle Sam and progeny

http://www.talentbrew.com/home/2010/1/15/branding-uncle-sam-and-progeny.html

TMP’s VP of digital strategy is an unabashed cheerleader for the Obama campaign’s social marketing strategy.

http://www.tmp.com/articles/editorial_00028.html

Her readers & she have shown who’s behind this logo, that’s all I asked for -g-


228 posted on 02/24/2010 1:29:20 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: combat_boots; RaceBannon; MestaMachine; blackie; SoldierDad; ExSoldier; Baynative; ...

From MM reader

Redstone commander challenges area to ask tough questions about BRAC readiness

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2010/02/area_schools.html


229 posted on 02/24/2010 1:33:00 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon

Missile Defense Agency says the person to call about this is Rick Lehner. 703-697-8997; richard.lehner@mda.mil. I mentioned that our whole family disapproves of the new logo and they might as well have just put a swastika in it.

FREEP AWAY!


230 posted on 02/24/2010 1:43:12 PM PST by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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To: RaceBannon
MissMe?
231 posted on 02/24/2010 3:05:38 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: RaceBannon; Scanian

“Islamocracy
The American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2009 | John Griffing

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:07:28 PM by Scanian

The Left, champions of strict separation of church and state, have come out in support of an American theocracy. How can this be? Could this possibly be the same political machine that ritualistically goes from town to town scanning courthouses for explicit references to God, or even worse, the Ten Commandments? Or the establishment telling little Susie she cannot pray at school? Or the organization forbidding the reading of scripture, even on a purely non-sectarian, academic basis? Surely we can’t be talking about the same ideologues.

But there is no mistake. The Left supports theocracy, as long as it is Islamic. The evidence sits all around us: Public school officials train students to ward off fanciful Christian (never Islamic) hostage-takers, but rush to allow Muslim students 15 minutes of class time to pray to Allah.

President Obama publicly advocates the Islamic practice of covering women to alleviate lust, without so much as a whimper from those staunch defenders of women’s rights in the Democratically-controlled Congress.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2370749/posts


232 posted on 02/24/2010 3:13:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: JustPiper

Check out this one: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2458619/posts


233 posted on 02/24/2010 3:17:06 PM PST by BobMcCartyWrites (BobMcCarty.com, Bob McCarty Writes)
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

I know, what is going on Bob?! I saw this in my research for this thread & thought I was stunned beyond belief, then I saw that! This admin is literally making us physically ill!


234 posted on 02/24/2010 4:25:01 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: ETL
“Both want to wipe us off the map.”

First he would have to drive the US into economic ruin so we would not have the resources to defend ourselves...

...uhhhh...

235 posted on 02/24/2010 4:44:08 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue for as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

And that’s exactly what he’s doing. All part of the scheme. The commie left hate America with a passion.


236 posted on 02/24/2010 5:02:10 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ScottinVA

You know, today as I was looking at it, I actually saw what you are saying.

I don’t believe it, I don’t believe that’s what it means. If it was a Dick Cheney in office I could believe it. Not with our closet muslim in the WH.


237 posted on 02/24/2010 5:09:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; All

Some of the comments at Michelle’s

On February 24th, 2010 at 12:38 pm, AlohaGuy said:
It looks like Captain Obama’s Decoder Ring

On February 24th, 2010 at 12:58 pm, pressto said:
Let me guess, they got the same idiots who designed the Flight 93 memorial to design this logo

On February 24th, 2010 at 1:06 pm, Tazed and Confused said:
GOOD-BYE ISRAEL !!!
Obama stole this logo from Iran!

On February 24th, 2010 at 1:17 pm, ddhinnyc said:
That butthole Obama is just FLAUNTING that he is a Muslim in our faces, but the kool-aid drinking Liberals in the media will deny it even when they see Obama on his knees facing East praying on a flying carpet 5 times a day before strapping on a dynamite vest.

On February 24th, 2010 at 3:09 pm, NJ-Aviator said:
I’m sure Poland and the Czech Republic are thrilled that Obama has a new logo for this department. Maybe Obama can add some smoking holes where those two countries are supposed to be in his shiney new logo.

On February 24th, 2010 at 3:26 pm, PatriotRider said:

I find it interesting that in Obama’s first year in office, he has pulled out of the European missile defense plans, cut the Kinetic Energy Interceptor program, cut the Multiple Kill Vehicle Program, drastically cut the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Program, and gutted the MDA in general.

Recently he also let be desroyed the Advanced Tactical Laser system. We HAD a high energy laser system built and in the final stages of being able to deploy an airbourne tactical laser weapon capable of surgicaly denying assests to the enemy without civilians getting hurt. Now it’s a yard sale in a hanger and the airplane is headed for the bone yard.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/02/24/re-branding-the-government-obama-tmp-and-logo-mania/


238 posted on 02/24/2010 5:40:35 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thanks for sharing.


239 posted on 02/24/2010 6:16:09 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Moe Tzadik

Holy sh*t, it’s a shameless copy of Iran’s logo.

Unsurprising as the enemy never has been creative; just jealous.


240 posted on 02/24/2010 8:40:05 PM PST by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: RaceBannon; Moe Tzadik; ETL

and another

New government logo: Can you say ‘crescent’?
Missile agency symbol also compared to Obama campaign emblem

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=126074


241 posted on 02/24/2010 11:56:27 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: RaceBannon; Moe Tzadik; ETL; STARWISE; Diogenesis; combat_boots; cripplecreek; gunnyg; ...

Is this guy insulting the collective intelligence of THOUSANDS of us now?

________________________________________________

However, Rick Lehner, Washington spokesman for Missile Defense Agency, laughed off the notion in an interview with WND today.

“I think it’s just people who are just,” he hesitated for a moment, “different.”

Lehner laughed at the comparisons and said, “I don’t know where they would even begin to come up with something like that. It’s ridiculous.”

He said the logo was designed for use on recruiting materials three years ago, and that the official Missile Defense Agency logo features five colors and says Missile Defense Agency Department of Defense.

“That’s our official logo,” Lehner said. “The other one was just developed for recruiting materials years before the Obama campaign. We’re trying to attract a younger workforce because we want to get kids out of college. Instead of using the official shield, a company that the agency hired in Washington, D.C., to do recruiting stuff developed that logo.”

He explained that the white, eight-pronged explosion signifies an intercepted missile.

“That’s why we have a star,” he said, laughing. “It’s really not a star; it’s a flash from the interception of a missile.”

Lehner said the agency redesigned its website “about 14 or 15 months ago” and used the recruiting emblem for a more contemporary look. The official logo is still featured in the bottom left corner of the website, though it is much smaller and less prominent than the recruiting symbol.

As for any link between the Missile Defense Agency’s recruiting insignia and an Islamic crescent or the Obama campaign logo, Lehner added,((( “I don’t understand why people would make that connection.” )))

________________________________________________________

OK FReepers, next challenge-—who IS this joker:
Rick Lehner, Washington spokesman for Missile Defense Agency


242 posted on 02/25/2010 12:06:05 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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((( Col. ))) Rick Lehner

I cannot phantom how after being the DC spokesman for many years , can he NOT realise what that logo looked like, come on now!

Mayhaps he doesn’t know a damn thing about the leftie that created it?


243 posted on 02/25/2010 12:16:31 AM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: All; JustPiper
New government logo: Can you say 'crescent'?

Again, the old one (below) has the red and yellow colors of communist China and Soviet Union. Also, a missile shooting through what could symbolize a red communist star and/or intercepted Soviet or ChiCom missile. My best guess is that, either, Obami the commie and his team of communist advisers just couldn't handle the anti-communist imagery of it, or they were asked by comrade Putin or the ChiComs to replace it.

Both logos, old and new, appear to depict a defensive missile shooting down an incoming one. Both have a "star" that represents the explosion of the intercept.

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Whatever Obama does foreign policy-wise, his first aim is to appease the Russians who are slowly attempting to reform the old Soviet Union, and quite possibly even return to communism. The "Bear" has been in a state of hibernation for the past 25 years or so, but is now beginning to show signs of a reawakening. If they were no longer pro-global communism, they wouldn't be helping Chavez, Castro and other such anti-Capitalist, pro-communist countries build up their militaries.

Iran is another protected ally of Russia and the ChiComs, and Ahmadinejad was probably a Russian plant from the get-go. The guy speaks more like an academic leftist than a religious fanatic, saying such things as, Chavez is "a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible". That is pure commie-speak.

In the end, Obama's foreign policy agenda is clear: to disarm the United States militarily and pave the way for Russian and ChiCom superiority, all in the name of "world peace" of course. This has been the mission of the commie left for many decades. They are anything BUT religious freaks or out to turn America into an islamic nation as some here apparently believe or fear. This is waaay beyond ridiculous.


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File:Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg
Soviet Union flag


Flag of the People's Republic of China
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YouTube Video:
The O'Reilly Factor confronts Bill Ayers:
October 24, 2008:
(note the red communist star on his shirt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP3uvK9gTIY
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2008 DNC Convention
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From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:

Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad

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"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml

244 posted on 02/25/2010 3:17:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
http://www.hooverdigest.org/053/beichman.html


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Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia
September 29, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russia will help Venezuela develop nuclear energy — a move likely to raise U.S. concerns over increasingly close cooperation between Caracas and Moscow.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429441,00.html
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Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Nov 25, 2008
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela – Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America. The deployment is the first of its kind in the Caribbean since the Cold War and was timed to coincide with President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Caracas — the first ever by a Russian president.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Venezuela%27s+Chavez+welcomes+Russian+warships%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2

More Yahoo search results for Russia and Venezuela connections:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu_X30pZJCJEAfCtXNyoA?p=Russia+Venezuela+bombers+tanks+arms&y=Search&fr=404_news
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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Russia and China have been holding joint war games every other year since 2005. The latest apparently took place on July 22-27 of this year.

"Russia and China will hold their joint military exercise on July 22-27 on the territories of the two countries. About 3,000 military men, 300 units of military hardware, over 40 planes and helicopters will take part in Peace Mission-2009 drills. About 1,500 servicemen, T-80 tanks, BMP-1 and BTR-70 armored vehicles, 22 aircraft, including two Il-76 cargo planes, five Su-24, five Su-25, five Su-27 fighters and five Mi-8 helicopters will represent Russia in the drills."

http://www.russiansentry.com/?area=postView&id=1409
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Russia, China hold Peace Mission 2009 joint exercise

The exercise involves about 3,000 Russian and Chinese servicemen, nearly 300 units of army military equipment and over 40 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Photo: BMP-86A infantry fighting vehicles of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.

http://en.rian.ru/photolents/20090724/155604547.html
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[2009] Russia, China plan new joint military exercises

By MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Published: March 26, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The continuing tensions over Russia's refusal to sell its state-of-the-art land warfare advanced weapons systems to China hasn't interrupted the rhythm of major joint military exercises between the two major land powers on the Eurasian landmass. The latest in the regular, biennial series of exercises between the two nations has been confirmed for this summer.

The next in the now well-established series of exercises called Peace Mission 2009 will be carried out in northeastern China, the Russian Defense Ministry announced March 18, according to a report carried by the RIA Novosti news agency.

The first bilateral Peace Mission maneuvers -- described at the time as counter-terrorism exercises -- were held in Russia and the eastern Chinese province of Shandong in August 2005. As we reported at that time, they were a lot bigger than mere counter-terrorism exercises. Warships, squadrons of combat aircraft and more than 10,000 troops were involved carrying out landings against hypothetically hostile shores. The maneuvers also involved large-scale paratroops drops. The scale and nature of those exercises suggested a trial run for a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan with Russian support. ..."

http://www.upi.com/Security_Industry/2009/03/26/Russia_China_plan_new_joint_military_exercises/UPI-25021238094858/
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Russia, China flex muscles in joint war games
August 17, 2007

CHEBARKUL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia and China staged their biggest joint exercises on Friday but denied this show of military prowess could lead to the formation of a counterweight to NATO.

"Today's exercises are another step towards strengthening the relations between our countries, a step towards strengthening international peace and security, and first and foremost, the security of our peoples," Putin said.

Fighter jets swooped overhead, commandos jumped from helicopters on to rooftops and the boom of artillery shells shook the firing range in Russia's Ural mountains as two of the largest armies in the world were put through their paces.

The exercises take place against a backdrop of mounting rivalry between the West, and Russia and China for influence over Central Asia, a strategic region that has huge oil, gas and mineral resources.

Russia's growing assertiveness is also causing jitters in the West. Putin announced at the firing range that Russia was resuming Soviet-era sorties by its strategic bomber aircraft near NATO airspace.

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-29030120070817?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0
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War Games: Russia, China Grow Alliance
September 23, 2005

In foreign policy it’s critical to “know thine enemy.” So American policymakers should be aware that Russia and China are inching closer to identifying a common enemy — the United States.

The two would-be superpowers held unprecedented joint military exercises Aug. 18-25. Soothingly named “Peace Mission 2005,” the drills took place on the Shandong peninsula on the Yellow Sea, and included nearly 10,000 troops. Russian long-range bombers, the army, navy, air force, marine, airborne and logistics units from both countries were also involved.

Moscow and Beijing claim the maneuvers were aimed at combating terrorism, extremism and separatism (the last a veiled reference to Taiwan), but it’s clear they were an attempt to counter-balance American military might.

Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed092605a.cfm
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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Russian nuclear bombers in Cuba?
July 23, 2008

The media has been abuzz today at the prospect of Russian nuclear bombers being stationed in Cuba if the US goes ahead with plans for missile defense bases in Eastern Europe.

The story has riled the US enough that a US general has been wheeled out to tell the world’s press that any Russian attempt to build another nuclear base in Cuba would cross US “red line”.

The story broke earlier this week, when Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted an un-named source from within the Russian military. He told the Russian daily:

“While they are deploying the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, our strategic bombers will already be landing in Cuba.”

The quote hasn’t been independently confirmed, but the Russian Defense Ministry added fuel to the fire when they refused to comment on the story.

The prospect of Russian nuclear forces being stationed in Cuba - which is, after all, only 90 miles from the US coast - would bring back some rather unpleasant memories for the US of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, where the Soviet Union under Nikita Kruschev launched an audacious and foolhardy bid to station nuclear missiles on the Caribbean island.

http://www.siberianlight.net/2008/07/23/russian-nuclear-bombers-cuba/
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Russia to help Cuba modernize weaponry, train military

September 18, 2009

HAVANA, September 18 (RIA Novosti) - Modernization of the Soviet-made military equipment and training of Cuban military personnel will be the focus of Russian-Cuban military cooperation in the near future, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Friday. Gen. Nikolai Makarov arrived on a working visit to Cuba on Monday, met with Cuban President Raul Castro and the country's military leadership, and visited a number of military installations.

"During the Soviet era we delivered a large number of military equipment to Cuba, and after all these years most of this weaponry has become obsolete and needs repairs," Makarov said.

"We inspected the condition of this equipment, and outlined the measures to be taken to maintain the defense capability of this country...I think a lot of work needs to be done in this respect, and I hope we will be able to accomplish this task," the general said.

Makarov said the Cuban request for assistance with training of military personnel will also be fully satisfied.

Although the Cuban leadership has repeatedly said it has no intention of resuming military cooperation with Russia after the surprise closure of the Russian electronic listening post in Lourdes in 2001, bilateral military ties seem to have been improving following the visit of Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin to Cuba in July last year.

A group of Russian warships, led by the Admiral Chabanenko destroyer visited Cuba in December last year during a Caribbean tour.

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20090918/156170428.html
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"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
various sources

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285983/posts

245 posted on 02/25/2010 3:20:06 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All
Interesting thought just occurred to me: given that the old logo clearly depicts an American missile shooting down a Soviet missile (red and yellow color scheme), what is the deal with the red, white and blue of this new logo? Could it perhaps symbolize what he and the rest of the commie left have been trying to do to America for a long time, or their anti-American sentiment in general?

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246 posted on 02/25/2010 3:31:13 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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From the campaign trail, February 2008...

Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs

February 29, 2008 :: News
MissileThreat.com

A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.

The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:

Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.

First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[i.e. not win it]

Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.

I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.

I will not weaponize space.

I will slow our development of future combat systems.

And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.

Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert [they are NOT on "hair-trigger alert" now -etl], and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.

You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.

Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:
http://missilethreat.com/archives/id.7086/detail.asp

"MissileThreat.com is a project of The Claremont Institute devoted to understanding and promoting the requirements for the strategic defense of the United States."
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"I will not weaponize space"

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"

2008 Pentagon Report (March 2008):
China's Growing Military Space Power

By Leonard David
Special Correspondent, SPACE.com
March 6, 2008

GOLDEN, Colorado — A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.

Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.

Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 — the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon — is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers — a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."

To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/China_Military_Report_08.pdf
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html

247 posted on 02/25/2010 3:39:19 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JustPiper
“I think it’s just people who are just,” he hesitated for a moment, “different.”

From now on we'll try to be the same.

248 posted on 02/25/2010 4:10:20 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: JustPiper

they just played it on FOX news! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


249 posted on 02/25/2010 4:15:32 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: JustPiper
As for any link between the Missile Defense Agency’s recruiting insignia and an Islamic crescent or the Obama campaign logo, Lehner added,((( “I don’t understand why people would make that connection.” )))

Uh, maybe because you designed a visual logo that *looks* like those things? Visual imagery IS a voluntary choice, you know.

250 posted on 02/25/2010 4:20:26 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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