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Obama 'declares war' on U.S. military (Take a look at alarming slough of presidential actions)
WND ^ | March 13, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 03/13/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT by Perseverando

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Is Obama declaring war on U.S. military?

Obama has made no secret of his plans for deep military cuts that would downsize the Pentagon. In 2010, he cut $487 billion from the defense budget. In 2011, he signed into law a budget process intended to cut an additional $492 billion over 10 years.

The New York Times recently reported:

“On the list are not only base closings but also an additional reduction in deployed nuclear weapons and stockpiles and a restructuring of the military medical insurance program that costs more than America spends on all of its diplomacy and foreign aid around the world. Also being considered is yet another scaling back in next-generation warplanes, starting with the F-35, the most expensive weapons program in United States history.”

According to the report, some senior Pentagon officials have argued that massive cuts could leave room to increase funding for “building drones, developing offensive and defensive cyberweapons and focusing on Special Operations forces.”

But retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, a national security and foreign affairs analyst, warned, “These cuts leave America with a military inventory of ancient and broken equipment. Our tanker aircraft are on average 47 years old and our strategic bombers 34 years old, and besides, their numbers are totally insufficient for America’s global missions. For example, our air force shrank from 82 fighter squadrons at the end of the Cold War to 39 today and our Navy is in worse shape. We have a naval fleet of 284 ships and shrinking even though naval planners indicate we need at least 328 ships.”

In 2012, Obama declared that the “tide of war is receding” and called for shrinking the U.S. Army and Marines. The Los Angeles Times reported that Obama vowed to “ensure our security with smaller conventional

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dod; military; militarybenefits; nukes; pentagon; sequester; sequestration; socom
Have at it FRiends! I'm calling it a night.
1 posted on 03/13/2013 9:57:39 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

We’ll be down to bayonets soon.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 10:00:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Don’t forget horses..

1 Cor 1:27 (KJV)

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;


3 posted on 03/13/2013 10:06:18 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Perseverando
any cuts are good, We don't need 50,000 soldiers in Germany.
4 posted on 03/13/2013 10:12:26 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Vince Ferrer

Soon our troops will taunt our enemies by blowing kisses and flexing their firm buttocks at them.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 10:18:23 PM PDT by Freeper Fanatic
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To: Perseverando

I retired in 2008. I just couldn’t do anymore time with a Democratic CIC, Clinton was enough. I am sooo glad I am retired.

Perhaps I’ll get a Battalion yet.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 10:28:07 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Perseverando
It's all part of his transformation (destruction) of America.

The military isn't a source of political allies for him.

His attacks are to meant degrade, demoralize, and purge.

7 posted on 03/13/2013 10:31:18 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Freeper Fanatic

Don’t forget, the guys will still have pop tarts and Hello Kitty Bubble Guns.


8 posted on 03/13/2013 10:37:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Vince Ferrer
Down to spitballs, and energy-efficient aircraft carriers...


9 posted on 03/13/2013 10:37:21 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Perseverando

Obama has declared war on the US. Military and civilian.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 11:49:54 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“”We’ll be down to bayonets soon.””

They will be hitting the enemy with their purses very soon.


13 posted on 03/13/2013 11:51:41 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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50 unfilled fighter seats at the AF academy. No one wants to sign up.

When my nephew graduated from there about 17 years ago, his whole damn class wanted a shot at fighter school.

It’s not your dad’s military


14 posted on 03/13/2013 11:57:13 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Perseverando

Eliminating and neutralizing potential threats to his upcoming coup. Wouldn’t want a bunch of uppity yahoo patriots getting in the way of dear leader’s plans, now would we.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 12:00:12 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Perseverando
Perhaps it's time to consider an alternate ending to the film “Seven Days in May” where POTUS Lyman does get put under arrest for treason?
16 posted on 03/14/2013 1:22:22 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: C210N

The proposed cuts that really make me want to puke the most are to the Navy. Aegis cruisers and destroyers are probably the most valuable pieces of military hardware we have as far as theater offense and defense. The more tomahawks and SM-3 missiles we have parked off the DPRK and the PRC; the better our chances are of knocking down any ballistic missiles and quickly taking out key military targets if need be. The Zumwalt class destroyers will be our first strike backbone, and there are talks of shelving that whole line. Playing with fire.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 1:30:02 AM PDT by muttonbuster
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To: Perseverando

America was once a Shining City On A Hill. She is now a late night comedy skit.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 2:56:36 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SIDENET

He & Michelle play good cop, bad cop with our military.
Sadly, I do believe they both despise our military might.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 4:37:21 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

To: SIDENET
He & Michelle play good cop, bad cop with our military.
Sadly, I do believe they both despise our military might...

While the Odumbo’s despise our military, it isn’t even close to my feelings toward the Odumbo “uppty” ni.....(better stop there)


20 posted on 03/14/2013 4:49:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Perseverando

There actually are about 50 open pilot slots at USAFA right now. Each class gets roughly 500 slots, and only 456 were taken this year (as of Feb).

http://www.fighterpilotuniversity.com/wtfo/why-be-a-fighter-pilot


21 posted on 03/14/2013 4:55:40 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Eagles6

“America was once a Shining City On A Hill. She is now a late night comedy skit.”

America is ultimately a reflection of its people. At one time the nation was populated by hardworking individuals who believed in God and personal responsibility. Most were small farmers and shopkeepers who were self reliant, providing for their own needs. Living in small communities they collaborated with neighbors and took pride in country and state. They valued their freedom and would sacrifice their lives to defend it. Service to the nation was a civic responsibility.

Today the nation is fractured. The urban dwelling centers are economically and socially dependent on government. When you are one of two million, living anonymously you look to government for production and life support not your neighbors. Without God in the soul, there is no attendance at church and therefore no sense of community or understanding of morality. There is not pride in country or feeling of obligation to sustain it. The urban centers are filled with people of all income levels, races, and backgrounds who do not know God and who look for the government to sustain life, provide infrastructure and benefits, and define the rules of social engagement. Government expects only obedience and no personal responsibility to self, family or nation.

A nation where the majority of the people have no pride in the nation nor will they sacrifice their lives to preserve it will ultimately not spend on national defense. People who will not bear arms to defend themselves, their communities or their countries will not tax themselves to buy a military to defend themselves. Look at Europe. Fat and prosperous with no military thanks to 60 years of living under the US nuclear umbrella and not having to fund a military force.

We are today a balkanized nation of individuals angling to game the system for maximum personal benefit. The millionaire Wall Street banker needlessly churning the IRA accounts of millions of citizens to generate transaction fees is no different from the welfare cheat hustling on the street. Neither will sacrifice a drop of blood or dollar of personal money for the safety of the nation. Both worship money instead of God and measure success in life by the possessions they accumulate.

If the US is a joke, it is what it citizens want. About 250 years ago the shopkeepers and farmers in the British colonies along the Atlantic seaboard began resenting the growing intrusion of a far away government in their lives. Ultimately they risked and sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to break free and establish a nation based on individual liberty.

Today the majority of their descendants clamor for more intrusion by government in their lives. Perceiving no external threats to the status quo, they will be happy for the government to redirect defense spending to new programs providing them more personal gratification. The downward spiral will continue until one day a resource hungry foreign power decides to begin harvesting America’s abundant natural resources. It will be easy to slaughter the sheep suckling at the teat of a hollowed out government unable to defend those dependent upon it.

This has been the history of mankind through the ages. Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it. Those educated in America’s public schools know nothing about the history of past civilizations, they are only taught the history of racial and ethnic struggles and how the government is the only entity that can make things better.

China is arming rapidly, the US is dismantling its forces. China is natural resource poor, America is natural resource rich. It isn’t hard to see how this movie will end. When Obama unilaterally reduces the US nuclear force to 150 or fewer aging weapons that may or may not work (his stated objective) and the Chinese have enough missiles, submarines, and drones to take our our carrier fleets, and their North Korean clients are capable of executing a knockout EMP strike on the continental US, what do you think will happen?


22 posted on 03/14/2013 4:59:25 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Perseverando

They also cut education funds for military folk, while giving in-state tuition and tuition assistance to illegals. Pretty clearly shows where this administration’s loyalties are, no?


23 posted on 03/14/2013 4:59:35 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Perseverando

Clinton-Pelosi: “We can and should outsource defense contracts to China”

MSMReporter: “What if we were to go to war with China?”

Clinton-Pelosi: “Postulating a war between the US and China is ridiculous. In the event such a war were to occur, we would expect China to honor any defense contracts”


24 posted on 03/14/2013 5:30:36 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (I will obey the orders of anyone appointed over me)
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To: Vince Ferrer
We’ll be down to bayonets soon.

More like spit balls like Zell Mueller said in the Republican convention some years ago.

25 posted on 03/14/2013 5:57:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Soul of the South

I totally agree. Thanks for the reply.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 10:45:38 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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