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Obama Reminds the Greatest Generation How He's Changing the Military
CNS News ^ | 06/06/2014 | Susan Jones

Posted on 06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604

At a ceremony commemorating some of the bravest Americans of World War II, President Barack Obama reminded the "greatest generation" how the U.S. military has changed under his command, by slipping in references to immigrants and women.

"Rock, I want you to know that Staff Sgt. Melvin Sabillo Martin, who is here today, is following in your footsteps. He just had to become an American first. Because Melvin was born in Honduras, moved to the United States, joined the Army. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne. And Sunday, he'll parachute into Normandy.

"Wilson, you should know that Specialist Janice Rodriguez, who joined the Army not even two years ago, was assigned to the 101st Airborne and just last month earned the title of the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Soldier of the Year. And that's inspiring, but not surprising, when the women of today's military have taken on responsibilities, including combat, like never before."

The remark was greeted with silence.

In January 2013, Obama -- invoking "fairness and equality" -- announced that he was "moving to open" more military positions, including ground combat units, to women.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

One of those old vets should have stuck their cane in a certain place on a certain someone.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 6:41:36 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Rusty0604
In your face straight white guys. After allowing illegals who are here to enlist the next measure will be to just enlist non citizens from great places like Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan so the army will ‘look like the world’ and be happy to fire on ‘evil white Americans’.
3 posted on 06/06/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Rusty0604

Even with these guys it’s all about him and what he has done. Sickening.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Rusty0604

That’s Obama for you.

There’s nothing he won’t politicize.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Rusty0604
I DESPISE this self centered jerk with every bone in my body.

I hope he lives a long, full life and gets to see everything he believes in completely obliterated.

6 posted on 06/06/2014 6:53:05 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Rusty0604

Even the D-Day remembrance turned out to be “All about him and what he has done” What a narcissistic creature he is.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 6:53:12 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Rusty0604

This Communist with his pen and his phone is decimating the greatest military in world history. He is the anti-Reagan. In future totalitarian states, they should erect a statue of Obama along side Lenin and Marx on their heavily militarized squares.

Saul Alinsky would be proud that one of his disciples has accomplished so much in bringing down America, with another disciple waiting in the wings to finish the job.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 6:54:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Rusty0604

Yeah, because the Greatest Generation would ever allow their sisters, wives and mothers to fight alongside them and get killed in WWII, said no WWII vet ever.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 6:55:54 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: defconw
One of those old vets should have stuck their cane in a certain place on a certain someone.

That certain someone would have probably enjoyed it.

10 posted on 06/06/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Rusty0604
when Reagan visited Normandy he spoke of the men who fought the battle....it was not about him and he knew it.

this idiot we have now doesn't understand that.

11 posted on 06/06/2014 7:00:56 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: NYRepublican72

I’m surprised he didn’t brag about LGBT pride in the military.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

13 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Rusty0604

Don’t forget this administration’s hostility to religious faith in the military.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 7:04:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Rusty0604
Ronald Maximus Reagan Reminds 0bama How To Speak To The Greatest Generation
15 posted on 06/06/2014 7:06:55 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: skeeter

I truly hate this man. I refuse to listen to him but did he mention to all those Greatest Generation soldiers that he is the first president to allow with open arms fudge packers and flute players in the services?

I hope he rots in hell for eternity.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 7:08:56 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Rusty0604

“The remark (about including women in combat roles) was greeted with silence.”

You can’t snow combat veterans about the real purpose of the military. Sometimes politicians like Bill Clinton & Barak Obama just can’t help themselves and forget the first rule of public speaking -— know your audience.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 7:15:53 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Rusty0604

ping


18 posted on 06/06/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: robowombat

Perfectly summed up!


19 posted on 06/06/2014 7:16:52 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: biff
I assume these MEN went to Normandy on their own dime to remember their sacrifices and those of their comrades in arms who either did not survive the war or have passed sometimes since. Did they have to be insulted by this midget of a man extolling his self approved demoralizing commentary?

My forebarers are combat vets from WW2 and if they were there or still alive I am sure they would have given him the one finger salute.

20 posted on 06/06/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Rusty0604
The remark was greeted with silence.

Obama thought everyone was awestruck with his brilliance.

But, the fact is his presence is like a whore in church.....

Except, there is hope and a real possibility that the whore might repent and amend her ways.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 7:24:16 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Rusty0604

Imagine a President Obama in 1941. The Battle of Midway would have been a disaster as someone in the White House leaked that we had broken the Japanese codes. Obama would have pissed off Winston Churchill and supported Neville Chamberlain to return as British PM. Secretary of State Kerry would have entered into secret negotiations with the Nazis to appease them with a take over of Britain in exchange for leaving the US alone. Obama would start appearing in a quasi military uniform made by a major Hollywood designer. Half the country today would be speaking German and celebrating the Hitler’s birthday while the west coast would be part of Japan.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 7:31:15 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: robowombat

And will themselves get shot themselves by Americans ARMED to the teeth.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 7:40:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: biff
I truly hate this man. I refuse to listen to him but did he mention to all those Greatest Generation soldiers that he is the first president to allow with open arms fudge packers and flute players in the services?

I hope he rots in hell for eternity.

My sentiments 100%. I wish that Putin would kick the living shiite out of this left-wing, RAT bastard, commie muzlim pig 0dumb0! And yes, 0dumb0 & his phat ass hate-amerika wife moochelle will both roast & rot in Hell for eternity!

24 posted on 06/06/2014 7:42:30 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Rusty0604

They must be shaking their heads in SHAME.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 7:43:06 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rusty0604

70th Anniversary of D-DAY is today.

How many of those who fought, were wounded and died did so for:

Abortion on demand?
Higher and higher taxes?
Having their guns taken away?
Gay Marriage?
Insane public unions bankrupting their cities/states?
Illegal immigrants pouring into the country with the approval of government?
Secret wait lists for VA care?
Being regulated to death?
The IRS used to destroy political enemies?
Voter fraud on a massive level?

Etc.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: don-o

A whore in church is less offensive than this marxist pygmy strutting around our war veterans, on the very ground where their brothers-in-arms shed their blood.

If I’m ever close enough, I swear I will spit on him.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT by workerbee (`)
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To: The Great RJ; All
‘The Battle of Midway would have been a disaster as someone in the White House leaked that we had broken the Japanese codes.’

Actually it is amazing the Japanese didn't pick up on this. News of the impending clash was rife in Honolulu as fleet units sortied from Pearl harbor to meet the Japanese. Subsequently the Chicago Tribune hailed the Navy's achievement in code breaking as a big factor in the victory. This was printed within days of the battle and the Tribune reporter got it from someone well inside Nimitz headquarters. Then as King and the navy held their breath some Congressman not once but twice raised the issue of the security breech by the Trib on the floor of the House and that was reported in newspapers pretty widely. Considering the number of Japanese intel assets in Hawaii It is just amazing that they didn't piece this story together.

28 posted on 06/06/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Rusty0604

“The remark was greeted with silence”

Bears repeating.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 7:53:46 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: 2banana

Though they may not live to see it, those “rotten fruits” have planted the seeds of a future revolt.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rusty0604
This was not the time or place for political posturing.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 8:03:35 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: defconw

One of those old vets should have stuck their cane in a certain place on a certain someone.


My departed Dad, Normandy vet , would have told him “you know nothing about bravery and courage instead you want to talk about change that denigrates everything we fought for “

You sir are no Dwight D. Eisenhower , who we gladly put our lives on the line for.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Biggirl
‘And will themselves get shot themselves by Americans ARMED to the teeth.’

I wish I could have such faith. While there may be fighting the willingness, ability and just plain pugnacity to endure what would happen is far above 99% of our capacities. Even in the hands of half-assed incompetents and cowards the fire power of various systems is enormous. On top of that are the powers the government now has with the patriot Act to pretty much ignore the Constitution and arrest, seize property, hold without acknowledging incarceration, seize family members (’to protect the children’) or you name it. The only effective measures are mass civil disobedience. This does not mean no violent resistance but a much more subtle blend of non-cooperation and muscle directed at collaborators and particular institutions such as the IRS. This sort of resistance takes organization and courage just like a regular army only using the power of numbers and the force of not being armed. Those participating have to realize they will be subject to terrorization but the idea is mass organization will win eventually as it grinds the oppressors down and wears them out.

33 posted on 06/06/2014 8:08:32 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

I post with GREAT CONFIDENCE.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYRepublican72

You make a good point.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 8:15:24 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: robowombat

Well when push comes to sholve, the sholving will be for real.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 8:15:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rusty0604
In 1961, JFK told the West Point Cadets that their role was changing. In 1962, General Douglas MacArthur delivered one of the greatest addresses of the 20th Century, at the same venue. Perhaps it has something to say on the subject of this thread:

Duty, Honor, Country.

I have always believed that MacArthur's intention was to respond to Kennedy. He also anticipated our present nightmare, by returning to the importance of timeless values..

William Flax

37 posted on 06/06/2014 8:17:57 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Rusty0604

Obama speaks and peoples Ears automatically go on MUTE


38 posted on 06/06/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: 2banana

It truly is sad; all the men and women that sacrificed for God and country, liberty and freedom, and look at the country now.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:10 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Is there any way we could go one day without this POS on TV desecrating something?


40 posted on 06/06/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Biggirl; All
I post with GREAT CONFIDENCE.

Good for you. Come back and tell me how much confidence you have when everything you possess has been snatched due the a ‘asset forfeiture’ http://www.forbes.com/2011/06/08/property-civil-forfeiture.html
When some thugs from some fed police agency start talking about ‘indefinite civil confinement’ because of the ‘antisocial views’ you espouse. See how much confidence you have when drones prowl the skies night and day and when some sort of rotary aviation craft slowly moves along your street at about tree top height a 3AM with its xenon search lights turning night into what looks like daybreak at Hiroshima. When push comes to shove the forces of tyranny will have plenty of toys and their uniformed minions in the militarized police really do want to kill someone every day due to the steroid rage so many of them feel.

41 posted on 06/06/2014 8:59:25 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

That is why I see a great revolt coming down the road. Not today or tomorrow, but it is coming, mark my works.

And I post with GREAT CONFIDENCE.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 9:01:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: molson209

Good. A sure sign of just putting him on IGNORE.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

.....And I will be RIGHT in my predictions that this will spark a REVOLT and the LOSERS will come from the tyranny side.


44 posted on 06/06/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
That is why I see a great revolt coming down the road

Next time you go to Wal Mart or church or Rotary look around. Do those you see look like they would take up arms for anything. The WW2 resistance movements were based on conspiratorial elites backed by powerful sponsors away from the battle ground in the UK or the Soviet Union. Only in rather primitive areas such as former Yugoslavia could the conspirators find the beginnings of an armed resistance and then it was very tough going to get traction. Would the US G behave like the NAZIs. Well, not exactly. But they would use overwhelming force at the first sight of armed resistance and then use the massive legal powers (so called) of the state to discourage any copycatting. On top of that the regnant culture and media and ‘public opinion’ would all be united in portraying any resistance movement as Nazi, KKK, homophobic,misogynistic ignorant haters. If you are thinking about doing this start organizing quietly now. Then if it works much of the US will look like lots of Syria does today. You have to understand the consequences before the action begins.

45 posted on 06/06/2014 9:10:09 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

I stand as always by my predictions.


46 posted on 06/06/2014 9:14:26 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

Case closed, just your opinion.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 9:15:18 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Case closed, just your opinion.

Your mind may be but the case isn't. I spent a good deal of time in a country that had a major insurgency underway. You have no idea what can happen. Further my family had direct experience in the civil unpleasantness of the 1860’s with being in the midst of an area where uniformed (sometimes) insurgents were fighting what was an occupying power that claimed to be the legitimate government. Some family members fates always remained unknown (and they were neither soldiers or guerrillas). The closest thing to hell on earth short of a communist regime is being in the midst of an insurgency and those who speak lightly of it are, well they are at best foolishly presumptuous.

48 posted on 06/06/2014 9:24:15 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

But better to fight and die for freedom then to live in slavery.

Let us agree to not to agree. This will be my last post. You are now on my mental ignore.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 9:46:23 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rusty0604
How A Real President Addresses The Greatest Generation
50 posted on 06/06/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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