Skip to comments.Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film
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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Of course that would take some guts and leadership so I won't hold my breath waiting for that kind of response.
Welcome to FR! Now go pound sand.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!
Terry Jones said “Macaca”.
The protests were planned in advance. It was a 9-11 thing, not “horrible words said in America”.
The government is still infested with anti-American leftists.
ACTING UNDER COLOR OF AUTHORITY, WHAT CONGRESSIONALLY PASSED LAW ARE YOU OPERATING UNDER, GENERAL?
In other words, did you or Congress strip a citkzen of his First Amendment rights?
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.
If this is true....
No brains....no balls...no backbone....
What a excellent question. Heck did Obama call the family’s?
Mention of this short and impossibly badly acted film was just a pretext for already inflamed Muslims to go on a tear.
The subject of the movie was the almost totally psychotic behavior of the person known as “Mohammed Ali”, an earlier example of a Charles Manson or a Jim Jones of Jonestown, Guyana, fame. Today’s diagnosis would probably be “schizophrenic paranoia”, which would go far in explaining some of the bizarre behavior of later years.
If 3 years ago, I had said that Obama's military would threaten US citizens on free speech, I would have been labeled an extremist and a racist. Now it actually happens and no one even blinks?
Same with the horsesh!t about the "holy koran". They are not so respectful of the Bible.
This is the beginning of the OCTOBER SURPRISE we all have been waiting for! OJoker is somewhere in the WH giddy with anticipation of the destruction of America, the Christians and most of all the obliteration of Israel.
I would say put all these generals and admirals and other corroded brass on the USS Enterprise and sink it. It’s already being decommissioned, right?
Interesting that JCS called the pastor and not Sec State. Oh, wait, Her Highness has to keep her nose clean for 2016.
Apparently, they’ve decided to go with the “blame it on the film” line. They are a complete and utter cowardly disgrace.
This is a free speech issue and that puke has no business wandering about attacking our citizens ~ his job is to attack the other guy's citizens and he'd best see to it or be willing to protect his honor.
Terry Jones is a scapegoat. Nothing else.
Obama toppled Momar Gaddafi’s government and let the Islamist radicals fill the void.
The death of Momar Gaddaffi was a war crime torture/abuse/murder of a POW. He was taken out “the Chicago way”.
Alter Kalter is the Moderate In Chief at FR.
The disinformation campaign blowing around out there buys time for Obama to press his skirt for the hole he is falling into.
scary that this is a likely scenario.
Frankly, I would prefer he spend his time planning how he and his fellow officers are going to stop Obama from using those 1.2B rounds of ammo on American citizens.
Is Terry Jones even Christian? He seems to spend 100% of his time on Islam, and 0% of his time on Christianity. Which is his right.
Understand. But at the same time a flag officer is a man who occupies a very powerful position. When he make a phone call to a private citizen it’s not like someone from the house down the block calling to ask you to clean up after your dog.
The greatest power in the world reduced to calling private citizens to not speak freely and flying RC airplanes over Libya.
this is absolutely maddening. the killers were NOT shouting about any movie or a pastor. they were shouting OBAMA OBAMA THERE ARE A BILLION OSAMAS.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 GET OUT THE VOTE
Understand. But at the same time a flag officer is a man who occupies a very powerful position. When he makes a phone call to a private citizen it’s not like someone from the house down the block calling to ask you to clean up after your dog.
This morning it was reported a California realtor was in hiding over the movie. Now, they are saying it’s a pastor. Is there a link between the two, or is this just contrived?
When is the General going to go after South Park?
This is outrageous. Is it also unprecedented?
My word, I never thought I’d read an item like this - in America.
This is a sad moment.
I reckon Gen. Dempsey got a phone call from The White House.
General Martin Dempsey is a total Obozo Duffass.
The Pastor is not the reason the Muzzies Rioted, it is only the excuse.
Those who overran our embassy did not act without tacit approval of the New Leadership. Too many involved.
Obozo’s Muslim Brotherhood buddies are who rioted in Egypt, and probably in Libya.
This is Obama’s fault. His Middle Eastern Buddies sense their window of opportunity is closing. So, they are pushing hard to accomplish all they can on his protective watch.
Obamatrons Gone Wild....
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
How did Terry Jones get mixed up in this? He had nothing to do with the film.
Not only have the mobs of Egypt and Libya invaded American territory by breaching security at the two Embassies, they killed the American Ambassador. Not that many years that would have necessitated a violent American response.
How quickly times change. I fear our country is lost, but will continue to support and defend the Constitution until my last breath.
Let’s see...the preacher can make videos but not drop bombs. The general can drop bombs but not make videos.
I like that division of labor, can we just stick to it?
When a country’s military has been completely emasculated, what do you expect?
You’re the one who needs to go pound sound. The General has no business calling a private citizen. None. Zero. Zilch. You should be ashamed of yourself.
This is utterly insane. Personally. I think they had the whole blame Terry Jones meme in place before this even broke.
I’d be really surprised if the Muslims even knew about this....before they were helpfully informed by somebody so that it could be used as a pretext if the 9/11 anniversary attacks - which we had already been warned about - occurred.
Mind you, I don’t like Terry Jones. I used to live in Gainesville and he was just one of the many nutty preachers floating around there, usually preaching out of their garages until they could get enough $ for space elsewhere.
But blaming him for this is idiotic, and having the head of our military call him is frightening.
Definitely added to the list of 2000
Btw, Excellent story!
The sucka$$ General is not wanting to inflame the peaceful Muslims, instead of defending Americans and wiping out the enemy. Talk about a gutless leader. Time to clean house in the military the same way we need to clean out the Congress and senate from these cheese eating surrender monkeys that should be embarrassed to call themselves Americans!
Dempsey is a treasonous bastard.
Screw you Dempsey, you guys are fighting for our Freedom of Speech.
So, our top US General is now imposing blasphemy laws on US citizens? Really?
This is so outrageous it goes beyond words.