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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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To: twistedwrench

No doubt he’s one of the 2,000.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2929658/posts?page=33

“What I saw at the coup”


101 posted on 09/12/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

Terry Jones should do no such thing. He has a right to support a film with the truth in it. The only reason we even have USG is to protect our God given rights.

How dare you perform such threatening calls, Officer Dempsey or anyone else in what used to be our USG.


102 posted on 09/12/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by veracious
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To: kristinn

FU Dempsey.

Do your job and urge the President to do his.

This is a Jeffersonian moment only now we can strike at any time, whenever, However we want and do it all day long.

Go F&*(k up their world and remind them we can always can come back.


103 posted on 09/12/2012 12:41:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kristinn

This really is a new low for this country. What an awful embarrassment this general is, as well as our president, and also the secretary of state. Our country is becoming a nightmare under Obama.


104 posted on 09/12/2012 12:41:12 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Exactly! I hope that this keeps playing with conservatives asking for the General to step down for this treasonous act of cowardice. Time for Romney to step up to the plate on this one and hit that mother hard.


105 posted on 09/12/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: kristinn

I know top military brass are political, but this is beyond the pale. I hope Jones told the general where he would lodge this suggestion.

Pray for our country.


106 posted on 09/12/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: kristinn

General Dempsey is too preoccupied with political correctness to be an effective leader of our forces. He needs to be replaced.


107 posted on 09/12/2012 12:43:17 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: kristinn

General - Your JOB, your DUTY, is to kill the enemies of America not to be their advocate or to defend them. Another part of your duty is to defend the US Constitution, including the 1st Amendment


108 posted on 09/12/2012 12:44:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for e an the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: dead
behead those who say islam is violent "My `rhoids are killing me!"
109 posted on 09/12/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (sic semper)
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To: kristinn

Another ‘corporate’ general, with no balls!


110 posted on 09/12/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s the kind of military I expect out of our country, not the UN style limp wristed pansies that Democrats prefer, as evidenced with Clinton and Obama in office.


111 posted on 09/12/2012 12:44:49 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: kristinn; All

I don’t know how the good pastor is going to take to the general because he said “The verdict is in on mo”

International Judge Muhammad Day 9/11/2012
http://youtu.be/ImHqkfLMohY


112 posted on 09/12/2012 12:45:12 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: kristinn; All

I don’t know how the good pastor is going to take to the general because he said “The verdict is in on mo”

International Judge Muhammad Day 9/11/2012
http://youtu.be/ImHqkfLMohY


113 posted on 09/12/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: kristinn
This was done at least once before. I believe Patraeus made a similar call to the pastor in GA who wanted to burn the Koran. It is outrageous because it makes the absurd connection between national security and the welfare of our troops to an individual exercising his right of free speech. Self-censorship is the worst censorship of all.

Maybe we should announce individual Koran burnings and it for telephone calls from the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff.

Imagine how such an action being taken during WWII if someone did something that might offend the Japanese or the Germans.

114 posted on 09/12/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Alter Kaker

WHY is an arm of the US governement doing this? By what authority?


115 posted on 09/12/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama and his apologies, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I agree, anyone defending the general is NO consevative and definitely not a true American! Time to hang up the FR membership AND consider moving out of the US Alter Kater!
116 posted on 09/12/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SJSAMPLE

Navy Pilot for 26 years and I couldn’t get into Politics. I know this Chairman and he has been a kiss ass all his career and now he is saying this BS. He should resign and let a real Warrior take over, if there is one left.


117 posted on 09/12/2012 12:47:06 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: kristinn
No.

And go to Hell.

118 posted on 09/12/2012 12:47:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Alter Kaker

A military officer has no business whatsoever asking a civilian to do or not do anything. Period.


119 posted on 09/12/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Dempsey, call Obama and find out why he refused to let US Marines protect our embassy in Libya. Then ask him if he ever gave any thought to the fact that Afghan security forces murder US officers on a daily basis prior to hiring Libyan security for that embassy.


120 posted on 09/12/2012 12:47:56 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Dempsey didn’t ORDER him to withdraw his support. He ASKED him to. That is not violating FOS. In fact, Demsey is acting under the FOS clause by asking the pastor.


121 posted on 09/12/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: kristinn

Is there some where we can call or email a complaint?


122 posted on 09/12/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: kristinn

The general is not familiar with the First Amendement apparently. He needs to stop chilling citizens’ exercise of their constitutional rights.


123 posted on 09/12/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: kristinn

Just called my Republican Senator and asked that Dempsey be relieved of duty.


124 posted on 09/12/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: kristinn
Terry Jones to General Dempsey (in my dreams):

"Foxtrot Uniform".

125 posted on 09/12/2012 12:49:52 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: kristinn

I cannot believe this! Appeasement and apology for foreign policy and the harassment of a private citizen. Dempsey is an embarrassment to the uniform!


126 posted on 09/12/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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To: patriotsblood

Someone needs to step up and say something to the effect of respecting the freedom of all religions, but no religion, group, or organization is immune from criticism.


127 posted on 09/12/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: kristinn
The stupid movie is just the excuse. If that weren't out, there would be something else. US support for Israel, say...
128 posted on 09/12/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: ColdOne

Not sure if he called the families. I bet he has a dilema since he has pressing issues like meeting with Letterman and “Pimp with a limp”. DISGUSTING!!!


129 posted on 09/12/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: kabar

Thank you. I had forgotten about that.


130 posted on 09/12/2012 12:53:02 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: Alter Kaker

Why do you call him an idiot pastor?

Because he has the guts to burn a Koran?

Maybe he’s an idiot because you are too chicken to stand up for Freedom of Speech, and he isn’t?

Maybe because you don’t know that Pastor Jones had NOTHING to do with the murder of US citizens.


131 posted on 09/12/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dead
I applaud your utter disregard for head-to-body proportionality. (<——NOT sarcasm)
132 posted on 09/12/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: kristinn

So we have someone with family ties to Benedict Arnold.


133 posted on 09/12/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: kristinn

ALLAH FUBAR!


134 posted on 09/12/2012 12:54:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Did someone perform dickectomies on the entire officer corps?

Yes, as a matter of fact. It's a process called Political Correctness and it has been subjecting the Culture to it's mental refinements for 45 years or so.

135 posted on 09/12/2012 12:55:10 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: kristinn

Anyone still think Muslim Obama won’t use the military against the American people? And that the military like this general stooge won’t attack Americans after Obama orders it to?


136 posted on 09/12/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: kristinn
This happened in 2010.

The U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday criticized a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas.

"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," Gen. David Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday.

At least Petraeus didn't call the guy, but it is still beyond the pale.

137 posted on 09/12/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: RitaOK

There is a lot of disinformation.....I still want to know what movie they’re blaming their actions on.


138 posted on 09/12/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly. You could probably find dozens, if not hundreds of things on YouTube to piss off Muslims.


139 posted on 09/12/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Thanks! I went for ease of recognition over proportionality. Besides, it looks funnier that way.

The guy's as bright as a bobblehead anyway.

140 posted on 09/12/2012 12:56:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: swpa_mom

Correct, and once Romney/Ryan are leading the country they will have to “clean up” the mess that Obama started in Libya and Egypt. I doubt they will start whining to the media and having that crap go on for years, they will get the job done at all costs. I would suspect and encourage military strikes ASAP!


141 posted on 09/12/2012 12:57:09 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cld51860

Very similar to those looking for racism in every word or action,
things like logic, economics, thermodynamics, physics, and math are racist and offensive to Islam.


142 posted on 09/12/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Is this an unprecendented attempt by America’s senior military officer to intimidate a private citizen?

Remember his recent criticism of retired military and intelligence operatives who dared to criticize Obama?

He's Obama's media-mouthpiece-in-uniform.

143 posted on 09/12/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: kristinn

LOL! What color thong underwear does this clown Dempsey wear?

A real LEADER would say to Libya: “Please clear a path around our embassy of 5 miles. Our B52’s are in route an will commence carpet bombing within that area in 6 hours. Further provocation and we will clear out a 10 mile square area around the embassy.”


144 posted on 09/12/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: RitaOK
Free speech is being picked off one sound at a time before our very eyes. We are being methodically worked over. To react in the streets is the goal, so that we can be branded, then marginalized and silenced.

We know exactly what is going on, but we have no Charles De Gaulle, no plan, no underground to expose the communist streak running openly through our country. Our people have apparently succumbed to the bait and switch.
_________________________________

Every dog has its day, if we are patient, we'll recognize that day when it arrives.

And BTW, what would be wrong with protesting in the streets?

145 posted on 09/12/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: kristinn

Bump


146 posted on 09/12/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Alter Kaker
"Welcome to FR! Now go pound sand. "

Seriously? You defend US Generals calling to intimidate private citizens, then when someone calls you on it you say that? For shame.

147 posted on 09/12/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT by monday
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To: Charles Henrickson
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!!

Yes, and what CAN we do about it? He is correct that we DON'T want more US military personnel being killed by the Afghani policemen being trained. Really, realistically, what CAN we do about it? You know this administration won't do a THING to stop what's coming down. Perhaps Terry Jones revoking his support WILL stop one or more of our soldiers from getting killed until we can get them OUT OF THERE for good. The Afghanistan war needs to STOP!

Most of you freepers on this thread are not looking at this in the right light. THERE IS NO REASONING WITH THESE PEOPLE. They are a hair trigger away from violence at any given second. And we trained them in how to protest like they are doing. Google a search of "State Department Training Egyptian and Libyan protestors" and see what comes up.

148 posted on 09/12/2012 12:59:30 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; Alter Kaker
You’re defending him? You should cancel your FR account and disappear.

Careful. Alter Kaker has been on FR for nine years. YOU, on the other hand are a total noob.

149 posted on 09/12/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: soycd
general poofter.

Read this guy’s bio, never even fired a weapon in anger. A paper pusher, glad hander, BS artist. Also reading his bio carefully, an incompetent moron to boot, directed troops in the field when Iraq was a mess and the generals there did not know whether to pat their head or rub their stomachs. He should be fired and retired on limited benefits. It is treason. Like Eisenhower telling the Marx Brothers not to make a film about the Nazis because it may anger the SS.

150 posted on 09/12/2012 1:00:59 PM PDT by pburgh01 (No more GWBs, say no to Perry.)
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