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Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Phil Stweart and David Adams

Posted on 09/12/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT by kristinn

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya

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1 posted on 09/12/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

America RIP!!!


2 posted on 09/12/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: kristinn
Diplomacy, 0bama-style.
3 posted on 09/12/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by mojito
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To: kristinn

Unbelievable!


4 posted on 09/12/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn

Is the pastor in the military service? What is this?


5 posted on 09/12/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: kristinn

Dempsey, you’ve committed treason. We have something here called ‘Freedom of Speech’ and YOU more than ANYONE represent that freedom. FOOL.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Shove it up your ass general.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: kristinn
What complete and utter cowardice. Yes, let's go full Dhimmi and eliminate our own freedoms at home.
8 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:24 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: kristinn

Why?


9 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn

Did any General contact Andres Serrano and ask him to stop displaying Piss Christ?


10 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kristinn

Did someone perform dickectomies on the entire officer corps?


11 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: kristinn

Did he call the families of the dead Marines?


12 posted on 09/12/2012 12:12:55 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: kristinn

Uh, General, what part of “That’s not your job” do you find hard to understand?


13 posted on 09/12/2012 12:13:00 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: kristinn
Disgraceful
14 posted on 09/12/2012 12:13:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (sic semper)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
We have something here called ‘Freedom of Speech’ and YOU more than ANYONE represent that freedom.

Don't be ridiculous. Of course we have Freedom of Speech which is why General Dempsey had to ASK the idiot pastor to stop endangering American lives and did not ORDER him to do so.

15 posted on 09/12/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: kristinn

I’d like to know where I can watch the movie myself! The preview looked pretty good.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: kristinn

How about the government not intimidate or even politely request Americans curtail their First Amendment rights in the face of terror?


17 posted on 09/12/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: kristinn

Dempsey should spend his time on more important matters, like planning next year’s gay pride parade.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 12:14:02 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: kristinn
...for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya.

These two Reuters pixies are FOS. According to breaking news on FOX, U.S. intelligence is saying this was a well organized and well planned attack. It was not a bunch of raggies spontaneously starting a riot over a movie trailer. The movie trailer BS is just that, BS.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: kristinn

So happy the Chairman of the JCS has every strategic tool at his hands, including speed dial to Pastor Terry Jones

Why not just send the Marines to round him up?
If only they werent provoked, muslims would de be such peace loving world citizens

Insults to mohammed are understandably capital offenses calling for mob murder, so if we stop insults to mohammed we stop mob murders

DISGUSTING


20 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: kristinn

Is this an unprecendented attempt by America’s senior military officer to intimidate a private citizen?

If so, the general should RESIGN.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:08 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: kristinn

He is free to ask.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:08 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: kristinn

So happy the Chairman of the JCS has every strategic tool at his hands, including speed dial to Pastor Terry Jones

Why not just send the Marines to round him up?
If only they werent provoked, muslims would de be such peace loving world citizens

Insults to mohammed are understandably capital offenses calling for mob murder, so if we stop insults to mohammed we stop mob murders

DISGUSTING


23 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: kristinn
General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests

On the taxpayers' dime? On what authority? Isn't Pastor Jones the General's boss?

If the fate of the US Army and the Republic it serves depends on the expressed opinions of private citizen Pastor Terry Jones, the fault for this perilous state of affairs is not that of Jones, but of the General and his President.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: kristinn

This is by far the WORST thing to happen under 0bama’s watch. General Dempsey is essentially SURRENDERING TO TERRORISTS. HE SHOULD BE DEFENDING US AND FIGHTING THEM!


25 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Are we sure which “film”, video, whatever it is that the muslims are inflamed over? I thought it was the other one that has the really bad actors in it making fun of mohammed.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: kristinn
Dempsey must be auditioning for the future head of Obama’s domestic militia which will oppress Americans and shred the Constitution.
27 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:03 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn
* ( General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya ) *

Perhaps ? General Martin Dempsey has not gotten the memo ?

These attacks on the US embassies were coordinated and " Pre-Planned " in advance before that movie came out.

Of course ? this is the narrative that this administration, the government, the main stream media wants the uninformed and sheepled to believe and think.
This just gives them a excuse to go after Terry Jones and Christians in general. i.e. religious persecution.
28 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:06 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: kristinn

Un-frikkin’-believable.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ken in texas

Peter Principle in Action Award.

He is past his level of competence


30 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: kristinn

I didn’t think I could get any more upset with these bunch of Sharia loving piles of.....Yet I have.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: kristinn

That’s right - blame the one who called a spade a spade.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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"In the brief call, Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause," Dempsey's spokesman, Colonel Dave Lapan, told Reuters.

"The violence it will cause"?? A film cannot "cause" violence. An individual supporting said film cannot "cause" violence. What causes violence are THE MURDEROUS MUZZIE B*ST*RDS CAUSING THE VIOLENCE!!

GET BARACK HUSSEIN OUT OF OFFICE!!

33 posted on 09/12/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (I slam Islam.)
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To: kristinn

A direct violation of the first amendment.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by rintense
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To: kristinn

Hey general, you took an oath to defend our Constitution...Remember?


35 posted on 09/12/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: kristinn
General Martin Dempsey:

DERELICTION OF DUTY!

You took an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America NOT the Koran.

36 posted on 09/12/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: kristinn

What a coward.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Truth29

Spot on


38 posted on 09/12/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by colonialhk (O lies, everyday all day!)
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To: kristinn

I expect nothing less these days, such is the nature of our top military leadership.


39 posted on 09/12/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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"In the brief call, Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause," Dempsey's spokesman, Colonel Dave Lapan, told Reuters.

If his spokesman reports it, also on our dime, it sounds like an official act, within the scope of his duties.

Sickening.

40 posted on 09/12/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: RummyChick

http://www.popcrunch.com/15-of-the-most-controversial-pieces-of-art/

The Pope in Drag...

can we do that to Mohhamed...


41 posted on 09/12/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kristinn

To a muslim, defiling a Koran is worse than killing a non-muslim. I have no use for any Muslim. The only moderate muslim is a a ex-muslim.


42 posted on 09/12/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: kristinn; All

By the way on Shep’s show just now they finally mentioned the Ambassadors body being “taken” to the hospital but won’t show the photos.

They also just mentioned that this was a planned attack in advance on both those places.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: kristinn

A bit Orwellian, isn’t it?

How about a top military officer telling the Islamofascists that WE ARE AMERICANS, and YOU DON’T ATTACK OUR EMBASSIES?!

And then fire off a few daisy clusters over the mobs?


44 posted on 09/12/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Alter Kaker

You’re defending him? You should cancel your FR account and disappear.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: DesScorp
“Yes, let's go full Dhimmi and eliminate our own freedoms at home.”

It's called ‘submission’ it's what islam, like all tyrannies, demands of all that it conquers either through force or finance.

46 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:02 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: kristinn

I am SO sick of the appeasing LOSERS that are blaming Terry Jones instead of the islamic beasts that are doing this. GROW A PAIR AND TELL THESE FREAKS TO GO SCREW THEMSELVES.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:02 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: kristinn; Anti-Hillary

The Gen. needs to review the advancement oath that he took when he first came in the service as a 2 LT and that he had to re-take every time he moved up in rank, then STHU.


48 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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This smells of a phone call from Obama or Panetta. Panic.


49 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

The good pastor should tell the general to go pound sand. The first amendment allows one to speak freely on matters of religion.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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