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Obama Disarms, Leaving U.S. Exposed To Its Enemies
Investors.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT by jazusamo

Defense Spending: Two more weapons systems, including the Navy's premier attack missile, have been targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ends or replacements are ready.

How ironic that Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama used the Tomahawk missile he now seeks to scrap as his weapon of choice when on March 19, 2011, he launched Operation Odyssey Dawn and fired 112 Tomahawks at Libyan targets to enforce a U.N.-backed no fly-zone in support of Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi.

Future presidents will not be able to carry such a big stick. Along with the Hellfire air-to-ground attack missile, the Tomahawk is considered by the administration to be one of those Cold War weapons no longer needed.

Under Obama's budget proposals, the Navy, which as recently as last year had plans to buy 980 more Tomahawks, the primary cruise missile used throughout the fleet, will see purchases drop from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.

The U.S. used 220 Tomahawks in the fight with Libya, according to the Washington Free Beacon. With the States using about 100 Tomahawks annually, our inventory will be depleted around 2018. No future purchases are planned, and no replacement is in the pipeline.

"It doesn't make sense," Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower, told the Free Beacon. The move, he said, is "like running a white flag up on a very tall flagpole and saying, 'We are ready to be walked on.'"

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: disarmament; obama; tomahawkmissile; usnavy

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
(title) : "Obama Disarms, Leaving U.S. Exposed To Its Enemies "

AND HE IS HAPPY AS A PIG IN SHITE !!

2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:07:30 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: jazusamo

Obama is a true idiot. He actually believes that making the US helpless will make our enemies harmless.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:07:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama,” Let’s party like it’s 1939!”.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He’s either an idiot or wants us to go down, haven’t decided which yet.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:43 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You assume that he cares about the United States.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:11:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He’s not an idiot. He is a knows exactly what he is doing. He may be somebody’s - power behind the throne’s useful idiot but all going according to script or plan. None dare call it treason but it is just that. The guy is practically a dictator and likely has no intention of stepping down and what the hell is anyone gonna do about it.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: jazusamo

When things fall apart... I hope he doesn’t get out of the nation.

He helped to disarm Ukraine of its “unneeded” artillery and weapons a few years back. Not so much as a “my mistake” on that.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:47 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

Do you happen to have a link on that? Would really love it for my ‘repertoire’. ;-)


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jazusamo

I predict this will be stopped by congress, conveniently for Demos...


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s really hard not to HATE this pos.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:23 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jazusamo

He is on the same payroll as Mugabe, doing the bidding of his Stalinist or Maoist masters.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:44:14 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: jazusamo

It has become obvious during the weeks of the Ukraine crisis, that the pro-Soviet parties eviscerated the military during their administration. The Uke’s can now muster barely 7,000 combat ready troops against the Ruskie 30k-100k (depends on who you believe) that assemble along their eastern border.

We see the same strategy being played out here in the US. The administration undermines the US military as a disciplined cohesive force. They are setting us up for future impotency and further deliberate humiliation if not catastrophe.

Can any of our current leadership even find Corregidor or Bataan let alone remember what they signify? We can be beaten. Victory is not an American right absent preparation.

Gays, women, and non-citizen immigrants are exalted while being a destructive, divisive, demoralizing, and destabilizing influence. Our Judeo-Christian Lord is purged from the lore, legend and moral tradition of our ranks. At the same time the combat navy is retired wholesale and our strategic nukes decommissioned as the balance become increasingly obsolete.

Now we strip the inventory of its offensive reach for our surface combat ships and the anti-armor hammer of the tactical air assets.

Yes, the Tomahawk is becoming obsolete...low and slow at 550kts and carrying only a 3,900 pound warhead. But it needs replaced, not eliminated. You don’t go to war with an empty ships magazine. Otherwise, only a carrier can deliver a conventional punch. Those are being reduced to 10, not enough to maintain 3 carrier task force groups on rotation.

Our Marines also say they can no longer seize and hold a defended shore.

The American way of war is to overwhelm with firepower and drown our enemies in a flood of men, metal and materials.

That war winning ability is now no more regardless of who leads. It is outsourced to China or neutered by radical emasculation of the warrior class.

A long noble defeat against superior numbers and arms makes a great historical read (Army of Northern Virginia for example), but a miserable foreign policy for the last best hope of mankind.

But then what the heck do I know.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:52:37 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573557/Flashback-Senator-Obama-pushed-destruction-15-000-TONS-ammunition-400-000-small-arms-1-000-anti-aircraft-missiles-Ukraine.html


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: jazusamo

I’m still armed!


15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:58:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Bogey78O

The best part is where a lot of it went.

Libya.

Obama couldn’t be any more destructive if he tried.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: jazusamo

He will be the first to deliberately hand over the nation to either china or Russia as planned


17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:03:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: jazusamo

really? the guy that would only befriend enemies of the country has been systematically disarming the country and alienating all our allies... and you need more evidence of hs intentions??

this is how he got elected


18 posted on 03/28/2014 8:32:28 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Again, and I know I’m a broken record, but how can one man in what is supposedly a checks and balances system do this unilaterally????

How did America ever think it was free when one man can disarm the entire nation single-handedly???

Hell, we apparently never needed anyone but the Prez.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 8:42:36 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: jazusamo
He’s either an idiot or wants us to go down, haven’t decided which yet.

I am absolutely convinced that 0bama deliberately seeks the destruction of these United States of America. He's no genius, but he's not an idiot either. He's evil.

20 posted on 03/28/2014 8:44:09 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: sten
this is how he got elected

BS...You would have voted for him if he was just an idiot?

21 posted on 03/28/2014 8:45:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Lest we forget, Lord Obama curtailed improving our Nuclear Arsenal as soon as he blew into town.

No upgrades, no innovation, no nothing...

Of course our Enemies did the same with their Nuclear Arsenals because Obama and Hillary used their “reset” button. /s


22 posted on 03/28/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: jazusamo

only morons endorse idiots and enemies into positions of power over them


23 posted on 03/28/2014 8:51:03 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

We’re on the same page.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 8:52:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It was Obama who decided NOT to honor the agreements of the United States...


25 posted on 03/28/2014 8:56:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: NorthMountain

Ditto on the EVIL!!! The boy king has always signaled his intent to dismantle the U.S. brick by brick. Nothing he does is without design ... he is not brilliant, far from it, cagey like a sewer rat and just as diseased. All you need to look at is the way the military is being systematically purged of command officers with actual combat experience. Stalin did the same thing ... cost them dearly when they attacked the Finns. The Finns are a tough, resilient people and were fighting for their homeland ... but they crushed the far better armed Russkies mostly because of inexperienced Russian officers. Obama seems to be as crazy as Stalin and just as evil ... but I’ll bet Chris Matthews still gets a thrill up his leg ... scary!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 9:12:35 PM PDT by galtman (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Kenny
Kenny:"Hell, we apparently never needed anyone but the Prez."

That's what the Prez says !
I don't know what we would have done without him..
If you don't believe him , .. then ask him again !!

27 posted on 03/28/2014 9:43:13 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Kenny

“Hell, we apparently never needed anyone but the Prez.”

We needed an eligible citizen who loves and is loyal to this country, our culture and religion and our Constitution to be president.
We needed a press that loves the Constitution and this country which would be objective and unwilling to be bribed.
We needed citizens who were educated, who love this country, capitalism, and who knew history.

We needed a Senate Judiciary Committee who vetted all candidates instead of just John McCain. Sen. Coburn was the leading Repub on that committee, and he failed to do his job.

The House Committee on Un-American Activities should have been continued long after the war and still be active because as we see in the DOJ and Crimea, the commies never gave up.
The Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, and the Weather Underground (Bill Ayers) should have been prosecuted fully. Ayers got away with murder.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: NorthMountain

Like you, I am absolutely convinced that Obama deliberately seeks the destruction of the USA. HE IS EVIL.
When I explained that in the beginning, people refused to believe our president would do that. Even the local newspaper refused to publish my latest letter and military retirees attacked the idea. Now, after his lies on health care (gun control, gay marriage, etc.) many are beginning to realize the president is not on our side. It may be too late, and we may not recover from being given over to our domestic and international enemies.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 10:33:39 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: charlie72

“HE IS EVIL.”

I created this blog to chronicle the disgust I have for this misleader. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com


30 posted on 03/28/2014 10:56:20 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: garjog

Folks should check out “ garjog’s “ blog ... a nice accumulation of links to myriad articles on the Boy King ... good work ... thanks. Adding to the thousands of links I already have makes my head hurt ... as it is I have bruises all over my body for pinching myself constantly since 2008 hoping that maybe I’m just having a really long nightmare. Please tell me that I am really asleep and not actually typing!!! Americans couldn’t be so stupid as to vote for their own destruction could they???!!!


31 posted on 03/29/2014 12:40:20 AM PDT by galtman (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Kenny
Again, and I know I’m a broken record, but how can one man in what is supposedly a checks and balances system do this unilaterally????

How did America ever think it was free when one man can disarm the entire nation single-handedly???

Hell, we apparently never needed anyone but the Prez.


First black president. No one wants to be labeled a racist. Plus he has everyone blackmailed into submission.
32 posted on 03/29/2014 4:05:33 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: jazusamo
It doesn't make sense,

Welcome to Obamaville.

33 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: freeangel

Not to mention loathe and despise.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: garjog

Nice ...
Added to my bookmarks!


35 posted on 03/29/2014 10:22:37 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Bogey78O

interesting, thanks for the link,


36 posted on 03/29/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

OBAMALATERAL DISARMAMENT PING


37 posted on 03/31/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 12:13:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I don’t believe for a second that Obama’s some idealistic liberal with a big heart. He’s disarming the country alright - but not because he’s an idiot.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 12:15:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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