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Obama inviting war on two fronts (Oliver North)
Herald-Zeitung ^ | June 3, 2010 | Oliver North

Posted on 06/03/2010 4:41:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

Sixty years ago this month, the North Korean People's Army, enticed by the Truman administration's announcement that Korea was no longer within the "U.S. defensive perimeter," launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel - the arbitrary demarcation line drawn by the United Nations between the Republic of Korea and the communist north, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The onslaught was so successful that in a matter of just three days, Seoul was captured and the poorly trained and equipped ROK military was smashed. Hundreds of American advisers and hastily deployed reinforcements were killed, captured or listed as missing in action. By mid-July, the remnants of U.S. and ROK forces were driven into a tiny defensive perimeter around the port of Pusan.

Three years and more than 150,000 American casualties later, an armistice ended the fighting - but not the war. Ever since, American national security policy has been based on the idea that attacks against the U.S. homeland, our national interests and our allies could be prevented by "containing communism" and maintaining sufficient nuclear and conventional forces to deter aggression. American intelligence capabilities were focused on knowing what our adversaries were up to and sharing that information with our allies. Until Jimmy Carter came along, it was a strategy that generally worked.

Carter decided - and Congress agreed - to gut U.S. defense and intelligence budgets, dramatically reduce the U.S. military presence in the Republic of Korea and replace deterrence with "diplomatic engagement." America's adversaries wasted no time in taking advantage of his perceived naivete and weakness. Though the U.S. withdrawal from South Korea was stopped thanks to a major political movement launched by World War II hero Maj. Gen. Jack Singlaub, other American allies weren't so fortunate.

While Americans here at home were distracted by economic woes that included double-digit inflation and interest rates, Panama, Nicaragua, Iran, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and eventually Afghanistan all succumbed to "revolutionary" regimes or outright invasion during Carter's mercifully brief tenure as commander in chief. He used the threat of reduced arms sales and aid for Israel to initiate the novel concept of a "Palestinian homeland" during negotiations for a peace treaty with Egypt.

Though Ronald Reagan restored the idea of "peace through strength" and carried out his promise to confront Soviet expansion, we still are paying the price for the Carter administration's ineptness and misfeasance. The undetected nuclear weapons programs in both North Korea and Iran trace their lineage to Carter's intelligence cuts. As a consequence, two of America's most steadfast allies - Israel and the Republic of Korea - now face the clear and present danger of existential annihilation. Both democracies are literally under the gun - and getting little but platitudes or worse from the Obama administration.

After the Cheonan, an ROK navy patrol boat, blew up in international waters, killing 46 sailors March 26, Seoul's military - as our mutual defense treaty requires - turned to the U.S. for advice on how to respond. The O-Team counseled caution - urging the South Koreans to invite an "international committee" to conduct a "fair, impartial and transparent investigation" to determine what happened. They did - and the panel found overwhelming evidence that the Cheonan had been sunk by a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine. The Obama administration's response to this overt act of war: to refer the matter to the United Nations. In Pyongyang, the brutal regime that has starved its people to build nuclear weapons now promises "total war."

It's even worse for Israel - abandoned by the Obama administration and beleaguered by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon's detonating on Tel Aviv, renewed rocket attacks on civilians from Iranian-supplied Hamas terrorists in Gaza, and a rearmed, Iranian-supplied Hezbollah terror movement in southern Lebanon. Last week's flawed effort by Israel Defense Forces to inspect a so-called "humanitarian aid flotilla" for weapons and military equipment has resulted in international opprobrium because nine "activists" aboard the vessels were killed. The O-Team's response: to demand that the United Nations conduct a "fair, impartial and transparent investigation." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has to be thankful no one insisted on a U.N. investigation after more than 70 were killed in Waco, Texas, in April 1993.

Americans once again are distracted by economic woes and a Gulf oil spill. The U.S. intelligence community is leaderless and in nearly total disarray. Our southern border is an open passage for unlawful entry at best - and a virtual invasion path for well-armed enemies at worst. The Iranian regime, having brutally suppressed its internal opposition, overtly is arming Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaida while racing to acquire nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them. The vicious despots running North Korea - having escaped any retribution for repeated violations of international law - commit an act of war, and the U.S. backs down. Meanwhile the Obama administration is intent on turning the U.S. military, already engaged in a two-front war, into a laboratory for radical social experiments. Even Jimmy Carter didn't try that.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: carter; iran; israel; northkorea; obama; olivernorth; slowtorespond; terrorism
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1 posted on 06/03/2010 4:41:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

He's on top of it.

2 posted on 06/03/2010 4:43:48 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: 2rightsleftcoast; abner; ACAC; advertising guy; Arkinsaw; athelass; aumrl; basil; bboop; BAW; ...
OLIVER NORTH PING!

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Please Freepmail me to be added to the Ollie North ping list.

3 posted on 06/03/2010 4:44:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If Obama had studied a little history instead of voter fraud while he was in college, he might have a clue what Col. North is talking about.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 4:45:24 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for posting this. I had no idea that’s why the Korean War started.


5 posted on 06/03/2010 4:45:58 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: HalfFull

ping


6 posted on 06/03/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Spok

Yep, I doubt Obama ever opened a history book or ever read anything about WWII, Korea or the Vietnam War.


7 posted on 06/03/2010 4:49:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Fantasywriter
The world sees a President of the US who clearly does not support Israel. This gives all the Jew hating countries the go ahead to do whatever they wish against Israel. Knowing that the US will not back Israel is a powerful incentive to these people.
9 posted on 06/03/2010 4:50:42 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: jazusamo

Hussein’s program is simple: Anything to hurt America.


10 posted on 06/03/2010 4:50:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: jazusamo

Obamao is a commie, like his name’s sake, and he will side with the commies, which means siding with radical Islam, because the goal is to destroy Western Civilization, and everyone who has benefited from it. Obamao will prove to be the worst enemy we’ve ever had.


11 posted on 06/03/2010 4:51:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Nigrote

Get outta here troll.


12 posted on 06/03/2010 4:51:37 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Nigrote
If Oliver North hadn't committed high treason maybe Obama would listen to him.

Troll... Oliver North did not commit high treason,,,,the democrats did!!! Be GONE!

13 posted on 06/03/2010 4:53:10 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Nigrote

Nigrote
Since May 26, 2010


14 posted on 06/03/2010 4:53:27 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Nigrote

Zot!


15 posted on 06/03/2010 4:54:23 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: jazusamo

There are some rumbling that the gulf rig was attacked by NK to distract BO and America and their want for war with the south Koreans.


16 posted on 06/03/2010 4:54:53 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz. Not that I’ve seen it yet, but know you are going to ping me LOL. I just stumbled onto this as I was getting ready to leave the internet.

It’s mind boggling isn’t it, the damage Jimmy Carter did to our Nation, and now this dumb ass. Incredible.

What in the “H” were people thinking about when they voted for this idiot? He said up front what he was going to do, or if he did not then Michelle Obama did.

When we get back our government this next time, whenever that will be, we must be prepared with real Americans in place to defund, destroy everything the Left has put in place, and return the Constitution to it’s rightful place as the supreme law of this Nation.

Be back later.


17 posted on 06/03/2010 4:56:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: All
Quite a posteing history you got here, noob:

Rachel caught redhanded; The perils of amateur journalism(Maddow lies about Paul)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:11:16 PM · 25 of 30
Nigrote to Nachum
It is not, thanks to Rupert Murdoch and Fox News - A Florida court decided that news organizations(probably other organizations aswell) could lie, misinform and twist the truth as much as they wanted.

First Amendment and all that.

18 posted on 06/03/2010 4:57:19 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Nigrote

Awwwwwww.


19 posted on 06/03/2010 4:57:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: guitarplayer1953
There are some rumbling that the gulf rig was attacked by NK to distract BO and America and their want for war with the south Koreans.

I am not normally a conspiracy nut,,, but that oil leak was WAY to convenient for Obombus and the tree huggers!!!

20 posted on 06/03/2010 4:58:31 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: 2aberro
Yes it was, and like I said some believe that NK has some hand in it going down.
21 posted on 06/03/2010 4:59:38 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rockinqsranch

You nailed it saying it’s mind boggling the damage Carter did, RQSR.

The Marxist we have now could end up doing more damage than Carter did as hard as that is to believe.


22 posted on 06/03/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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Does it hurt to be that stupid?

Do you like Gladiator movies?


23 posted on 06/03/2010 5:00:33 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE..... IMPEACH Obama NOW..)
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To: Gator113

Well... that was quick. #8 is no more.


24 posted on 06/03/2010 5:02:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE..... IMPEACH Obama NOW..)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly.


25 posted on 06/03/2010 5:02:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
A Florida court decided that news organizations(probably other organizations aswell) could lie, misinform and twist the truth as much as they wanted.

Back in the day we had a united county, (not full of communist) it was called yellow journalism... Now its called,, CNN,, MSNBC,, ABC,,, NBC... I could go on... my fingers are tired.

26 posted on 06/03/2010 5:02:46 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: trisham

Got the Zot after two whole posts!!


27 posted on 06/03/2010 5:03:02 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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Constitution of the United States: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

North? Treason?

Beat it, troll. Back to DU with you.


28 posted on 06/03/2010 5:05:05 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: 2aberro

Yep, and you can now say one less troll too ;)


29 posted on 06/03/2010 5:05:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: 2aberro
Dorthy...there is a god... good zot!
30 posted on 06/03/2010 5:05:20 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Gator113

LOL! Real quick.


31 posted on 06/03/2010 5:06:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’m not sure that’s a record, but it’s impressive!


32 posted on 06/03/2010 5:07:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2aberro

ps,,, Oliver North rates up there with John Wayne and Ronald Regan, apple pie and Ford! (use to be Chevrolet)


33 posted on 06/03/2010 5:09:43 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Spok

Obammy studied history; Marxist history!


34 posted on 06/03/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: trisham

LOL...gotta at least be tied for second place!


35 posted on 06/03/2010 5:10:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: 2aberro
Troll... Oliver North did not commit high treason,,,,the democrats did!!! Be GONE!

Wow...I did not know I could influence the FR gods that well.... thanks!

36 posted on 06/03/2010 5:13:52 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Someone set up him the Zot?


37 posted on 06/03/2010 5:18:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: jazusamo

Does Mr. Soetoro have a manufacturer buddy in Chicago lined up to produce white flags en masse? This crap about “we’ll extend our hand if you unclench your fist” leads one to believe that a limp wrist is incapable of making a fist, even if needed in self-defense.


38 posted on 06/03/2010 5:22:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: jazusamo

“The U.S. intelligence community is leaderless...”

That’s not all that’s leaderless. We have no leadership, and the alleged “Republicans” are sitting on their hands, stoneless and the hits just keep on coming. Anyone seen any sign of leadership? Anyone?

Here is a magnificent opportunity and nobody steps up. Why?


39 posted on 06/03/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Cyber Liberty; trisham
Naw, he brought that one on himself.

His post at #8 accused Ollie North of “high treason”

His only other post is noted at #16

As poster trisham noted, he prolly set a record!

40 posted on 06/03/2010 5:31:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Spok

Whether or not O had studied history, he wouldn’t give a flying f**k anyway. Marxists like O and Carter loathe this country because our constitution is completely antithetical to their political beliefs. We on the right are the last bastion of constitutional freedoms, and we fail in our true mission when we fight amongst ourselves thereby enabling Marxists to get elected.


41 posted on 06/03/2010 5:45:26 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
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To: Al B.

Close call on who was(is) the worst president in the last 40 years...Carter certainly isn’t in last place.


42 posted on 06/03/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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To: jazusamo

Col. North is spot on as usual. Sure wish he wasn’t this time.


43 posted on 06/03/2010 6:21:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: alarm rider

Anyone seen any sign of leadership? Anyone?

Here is a magnificent opportunity and nobody steps up. Why?


I beleive many people in positions of “leadership” have been compromised; and that includes physical threats against their families.


44 posted on 06/03/2010 6:42:31 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Fantasywriter
Thanks for posting this. I had no idea that’s why the Korean War started.

Yeah, a formal statement by Sec of State Dean Acheson, one of the all-time liberal googoos that the Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy-Johnson administrations were overrun with. Jury seems to be out whether he was, like Owen Lattimore, Alger Hiss, and Harry Dexter White, actually working for Stalin and the NKVD.

45 posted on 06/03/2010 8:37:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: guitarplayer1953; jazusamo
There are some rumbling that the gulf rig was attacked by NK to distract BO and America and their want for war with the south Koreans.

No. I've worked oil and gas as a geologist in the Gulf Coast for 21 years, and I can assure you that the possibility that the North Koreans had anything to do with the "Deepwater Horizon" accident is minus negative infinity.

46 posted on 06/03/2010 8:40:58 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: guitarplayer1953; 2aberro
No, No, No, No!!!!

Ping to my last.

Damn!

47 posted on 06/03/2010 8:45:07 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon; Bigun; TWfromTEXAS; razorback-bert
Guys, it's getting thick in here. Bert, you got the phone number for Frank's Casing Crews?
48 posted on 06/03/2010 8:47:58 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo

Our next president who actually supports this country should appoint Ollie as the Defense Secretary.


49 posted on 06/03/2010 8:52:40 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Have you ever saw a torpedo hit an oil rig in deep water?


50 posted on 06/03/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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