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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: kristinn
Instead of asking Terry Jones to withdraw his support he should ask the Muslims in Libya, Egypt and anywhere else in the world that thinks it's ok to attack our embassies in the name of their religion to please respect our freedom of speech and tolerance of the views of those we may not agree with. Then once he is finished asking he should politely inform them that anyone trying to storm US property will henceforth be met with lethal force, no questions asked, and the host country will be held responsible if our security is violated.

Of course that would take some guts and leadership so I won't hold my breath waiting for that kind of response.

51 posted on 09/12/2012 12:21:13 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Since Apr 29, 2012

Welcome to FR! Now go pound sand.

52 posted on 09/12/2012 12:21:29 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; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!


53 posted on 09/12/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: kristinn

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.


54 posted on 09/12/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: jazusamo

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?


55 posted on 09/12/2012 12:22:17 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

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.


56 posted on 09/12/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: kristinn

If this is true....

No brains....no balls...no backbone....


57 posted on 09/12/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lodi90

What a excellent question. Heck did Obama call the family’s?


58 posted on 09/12/2012 12:23:11 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

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.


59 posted on 09/12/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: kristinn
WTF! Are you kidding me? The US military is telling a private citizen what to say or not say?

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?

60 posted on 09/12/2012 12:24:06 PM PDT by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: kristinn
Why does the Pravda Media at Al Reuters et al refer to him as "the Prophet Mohmmad"? They are not so honorific of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.

Same with the horsesh!t about the "holy koran". They are not so respectful of the Bible.

F-the-media

61 posted on 09/12/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Anti-Hillary
"America RIP!!!"

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.

62 posted on 09/12/2012 12:24:47 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: kristinn

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?


63 posted on 09/12/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Alter Kaker

Interesting that JCS called the pastor and not Sec State. Oh, wait, Her Highness has to keep her nose clean for 2016.


64 posted on 09/12/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Apparently, they’ve decided to go with the “blame it on the film” line. They are a complete and utter cowardly disgrace.


65 posted on 09/12/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn
Follow the leader!


66 posted on 09/12/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The General ought to call me first ~ fully greased down, fundoshi only, tag team match ~ my youngest and that preacher against that general and anybody he picks ~ in the street out front (thanks to the way it's organized there's only local traffic, so we can do this)

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.

67 posted on 09/12/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

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”.


68 posted on 09/12/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Alter Kalter is the Moderate In Chief at FR.


69 posted on 09/12/2012 12:26:36 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: Girlene

The disinformation campaign blowing around out there buys time for Obama to press his skirt for the hole he is falling into.


70 posted on 09/12/2012 12:26:56 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RoseofTexas

scary that this is a likely scenario.


71 posted on 09/12/2012 12:27:23 PM PDT by commonguymd (The enemy within is our MSM. War starts there imo. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: forgotten man
Dempsey should spend his time on more important matters, like planning next year’s gay pride parade.

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.

72 posted on 09/12/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: Uncle Miltie
Alter Kalter is the Moderate In Chief at FR.

Also must be gay, like this general.
73 posted on 09/12/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: kristinn

NUTS!


74 posted on 09/12/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: kristinn

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.


75 posted on 09/12/2012 12:29:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


76 posted on 09/12/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: kristinn

The greatest power in the world reduced to calling private citizens to not speak freely and flying RC airplanes over Libya.


77 posted on 09/12/2012 12:29:40 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: a fool in paradise

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


78 posted on 09/12/2012 12:29:52 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


79 posted on 09/12/2012 12:29:52 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: kristinn

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?


80 posted on 09/12/2012 12:30:14 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: kristinn

When is the General going to go after South Park?


81 posted on 09/12/2012 12:30:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: kristinn

This is outrageous. Is it also unprecedented?


82 posted on 09/12/2012 12:30:22 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: kristinn

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.


83 posted on 09/12/2012 12:30:50 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: kristinn
Dempsey is contemptible. Why doesn’t he resign and join the Obama administration. The film was just an excuse for attacks mounted on 9/11.
84 posted on 09/12/2012 12:30:56 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: kristinn

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.

FUBO!


85 posted on 09/12/2012 12:31:02 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Obamatrons Gone Wild....

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86 posted on 09/12/2012 12:31:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kristinn

How did Terry Jones get mixed up in this? He had nothing to do with the film.


87 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Anti-Hillary
I am retired U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief and have been retired for some 21 years. In my humble opinion, it seems to me that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, should be less concerned about the endorsement of a movie by a pastor and more concerned about removing the two countries who have created a de facto state of war.

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.

88 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:20 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: kristinn

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?


89 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:53 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: kristinn

When a country’s military has been completely emasculated, what do you expect?


90 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


91 posted on 09/12/2012 12:33:36 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: kristinn

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.


92 posted on 09/12/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by livius
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To: Travis McGee

Definitely added to the list of 2000

Btw, Excellent story!


93 posted on 09/12/2012 12:35:48 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: kristinn

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!


94 posted on 09/12/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: kristinn

Dempsey is a treasonous bastard.


95 posted on 09/12/2012 12:36:41 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: kristinn

Screw you Dempsey, you guys are fighting for our Freedom of Speech.


96 posted on 09/12/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kristinn

97 posted on 09/12/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

So, our top US General is now imposing blasphemy laws on US citizens? Really?


98 posted on 09/12/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: kristinn

This is so outrageous it goes beyond words.


99 posted on 09/12/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: kristinn

general poofter.


100 posted on 09/12/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT by soycd
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