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  • Iraq -- Victory or Defeat? (Oliver North)

    12/15/2011 5:58:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — They are coming home. For the first time since March 19, 2003, there are no U.S. combat or combat support troops in Iraq. There is still a contingent of U.S. Marines guarding the biggest American embassy in the world and the largest military attache's office at any diplomatic mission. But there is no doubt in anyone's mind — ally or enemy — that the war in Iraq is over. The only uncertainty now: Who won? Short answer: America's soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines — and the American people whose sons and daughters served in Iraq. Though...
  • Remember Pearl Harbor? (Oliver North)

    12/08/2011 2:04:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2011 | Oliver North
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Seventy years ago this week, Japanese Cmdr. Mitsuo Fuchida led an airborne strike force of 49 "Kate" bombers, 40 torpedo bombers, 51 "Val" dive bombers and 43 "Zeke" fighters on the first wave of an attack on Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II. At 9:45 that terrible Sunday morning, a second wave of 167 attack aircraft added to the devastation. By the time the surprise attack was over, 3,581 Americans were dead or wounded; the largest naval anchorage in the Pacific was littered with sunken and burning U.S. warships; the...
  • Incendiary Iran (Oliver North)

    12/01/2011 6:50:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 2, 2011 | Oliver North
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Our Fox News crew is here wrapping up our 100th "War Stories" documentary — with some of the "stars" of previous episodes. Though most of the Marines here are recent veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, their present focus is on the next trouble spots. Thanks to inept national security planning in Washington, there are more vulnerabilities today than there were just three years ago. At the top of the list: Iran. Few of the young Marines we meet here are old enough to remember what happened to the U.S. Embassy in...
  • Thanksgiving 2011 (Oliver North)

    11/23/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2011 | Oliver North
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Anyone who wonders what to be thankful for this holiday season need only visit a nearby military base. On the eve of Thanksgiving, our Fox News' "War Stories" team came to this sprawling Marine base south of our nation's capital to shoot interviews for an upcoming documentary. What we saw and heard inspired us all. Nearly all the Marines here have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both theaters of this decadelong war. They know the true meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice. Many of them have lost comrades in arms on bloody battlefields...
  • The Next War (Oliver North)

    11/17/2011 3:12:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2011 | Oliver North
    JUPITER, Fla. — Not one of the old "frogmen" or young Navy SEALs who gathered this week at the nearby National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum for the annual Muster wants to see another war. Those who came here are veterans of combat spanning from World War II to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to numerous other unnamed fights around the world. Within their ranks are men — and their families — who know what it means to go in harm's way, often without any recognition or public acclaim. The widow of a slain SEAL put it this way:...
  • The Heroes of 2011 (Oliver North)

    11/10/2011 5:08:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 11, 2011 | Oliver North
    CLOVIS, Calif. — This little town not far from Fresno may be the perfect place to observe Veterans Day as our nation closes a decade of war. A quiet San Joaquin Valley community in the heart of our most populous state, Clovis has lost 10 of its sons — eight of them from local Buchanan High School — in Afghanistan and Iraq. Though the Defense Department apparently doesn't keep statistics on per capita losses for American communities, Clovis may be for this war what Bedford, Va., was for World War II. According to local records, 19 "Bedford Boys" —...
  • An interview with Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance, founded by Col. Oliver North

    11/08/2011 9:35:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/8/2011 | Bill McIntosh
    Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance shared his thoughts recently touching on the organizations multi part mission: “… to advance the American heritage of freedom by honoring and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States and promoting a strong national defense.” Let me be timely here Tom. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up quickly. Your “Gifts from Home” initiative is part of the Alliances’ work. Tell us about this gift program so people can spread the word to help out this year. For the deployed troops, they love getting our Gifts From Home care packages. First, it...
  • Sideshow and Sabotage (Oliver North)

    11/03/2011 5:31:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 4, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Our head of state is now in Cannes, France, at the G-20 summit, gallivanting with elites from the planet's most powerful economies. For the first time since his 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama isn't the center of attention. The stars of this week's party on the French Riviera are German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy — architects of a "bailout plan" to save the European Union's artificial euro currency and keep the PIIGs (Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greece) from going bankrupt. It's all a sideshow, designed to convince us that governments can continue to...
  • Republicans and Risks (Oliver North)

    10/27/2011 4:19:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 28, 2011 | Oliver North
    U.S. Virgin Islands — We arrived at a tiny outpost on St. Thomas on Oct. 26. As we stepped ashore, the gentleman beside me said, "28 years ago at this very minute, I was lining up my 'thirsty' A-7 to land on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) not far from here. It was day two of Operation Urgent Fury. We were flying nonstop close air support missions for troops in contact on the island of Grenada." The retired naval aviator went on to describe his admiration for the then commander in chief, who boldly ordered more than...
  • Aiding and Abetting a Real War (Oliver North)

    10/20/2011 5:29:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2011 | Oliver North
    PIERRE, S.D. — The good news about Moammar Gadhafi's demise arrived via my cellphone early Thursday morning. A friend from the Reagan administration, remembering the Libyan dictator's attempt to kill my family, called to let me know and added, "You must be very glad to see this day." But it doesn't seem to be a time for celebration. Most of the Libyan people seem to be rejoicing — and with good reason. They suffered the most under the egomaniacal despot. But unless you are a U.S. Air Force, Navy or Marine pilot who had to brave anti-aircraft fire in...
  • Protests, Justice and Fruit Flies (Oliver North)

    10/13/2011 4:32:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 14, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Official Washington — meaning the Obama administration, fellow travelers in Congress and their allies in the so-called mainstream media — here's a quick peek at some recent events, the lead stories they generated and the response by the O-Team. Let me know if you think I'm wrong, but it looks to me as if they have the collective attention span of a fruit fly. For three weeks, several hundred mostly young, media-savvy protesters billing themselves as "occupiers" have been encamped at a small Manhattan park not far from Wall Street. In a pale shadow of what has...
  • A Decade at War (Oliver North)

    10/06/2011 6:48:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 7, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Ten years ago this week, America went to war in Afghanistan. At 1 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush told the world, "On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan." At the conclusion of his seven-minute broadcast from the White House Treaty Room, he pledged: "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." Now,...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Oliver North: Irrelevant and Dangerous (UN)

    09/22/2011 5:01:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 23, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Last week, this column prognosticated that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations General Assembly would be celebrated by those who hate America. That's certainly true. So, too, was the prediction that Ahmadinejad would claim the mantle of "humanitarian" and be showered with praise for the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal — the two Americans held by Tehran since they were detained on the Iran-Iraq border in 2009. And then there was the forecast that this week's General Assembly session would be devoted to bashing the United States and Israel, demanding "Palestinian independence"...
  • Dancing the Ayatollahs' Tune (Fox News Documentary)

    09/15/2011 5:51:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 16, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York next week to address the United Nations General Assembly, he will present himself as a great "humanitarian." Many of the America haters at the U.N. will shower him with accolades and commend his "untiring efforts" to gain the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two Americans jailed in Tehran since they were detained on the Iraq-Afghanistan border in 2009. And seeing as past is prologue at the annual UNGA soiree, the participants will then get down to the work at hand: bashing the United States and Israel,...
  • Exclusive Interview: Passenger Aboard Grounded Flight with Phony ‘Air Marshals’ (tonight)

    09/11/2011 9:08:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-11-11
    Alert readers have reported that their flight, United Airlines 3681, from St. Louis to Washington Dulles had to make an emergency return to the gate as it prepared for take-off. According to local officials, it was found that two men who had boarded the plane as ‘federal air marshals’ didn’t have the proper credentials. Passengers were deplaned, all luggage was removed and re-scanned. All passengers were also re-screened. Passengers are now in the process of re-boarding. There is no word on the two ‘air marshals.’ BigGovernment has contacted security officials in St. Louis. Ron Meyer, of Young America Foundation, was...
  • BREAKING: Two Men Falsely Claim to Be ‘Air Marshals’ on DC-bound Flight

    09/11/2011 6:28:46 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 74 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/11/2011 | Publius
    Alert readers have reported that their flight, United Airlines 3681, from St. Louis to Washington Dulles had to make an emergency return to the gate as it prepared for take-off. According to local officials, it was found that two men who had boarded the plane as ‘federal air marshals’ didn’t have the proper credentials. Passengers were deplaned, all luggage was removed and re-scanned. All passengers were also re-screened. Passengers are now in the process of re-boarding. There is no word on the two ‘air marshals.’ BigGovernment has contacted security officials in St. Louis. We will report back what we hear....
  • (Ollie) North lauds courage, faith of American soldiers

    09/11/2011 5:24:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2011 | Sanford J. Schmidt
    GODFREY - Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North minced no words Sunday in describing his feelings about terrorists, men and women in uniform, the media and his faith. Speaking before an audience at an awards ceremony of the Riverbend Memorial, North said, "We are confronted by a vicious, godless and sometimes suicidal enemy." North spoke to the crowd at Hatheway Hall on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. North, 68, is now a Fox News commentator, specializing in stories about the military men and women in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. "I have the best job in the...
  • A Decade of War (Oliver North)

    09/08/2011 4:11:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 9, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Everyone older than 20 remembers whom he was with, what he was doing and how he learned we were at war that beautiful Tuesday morning a decade ago. Most of us recall a gorgeous late-summer morning with blue skies — "shirt-sleeve weather" — and then the horror: two of the world's tallest buildings collapsing into piles of rubble, the west wall of the Pentagon in flames and a fire-bathed crater in the soil of Somerset County, Pa. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that Sunday morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the assault on Tuesday, Sept. 11,...
  • Deadlier Than Irene (Oliver North)

    09/01/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Some have described Hurricane Irene as "the most over-hyped event in history." Americans in the Northeast who were flooded out of their homes and businesses and those without electricity, fuel or water don't agree. But a U.S. official I spoke with this week told me, "The next storm coming from down south is already deadlier than Irene, and nobody is paying attention." My source wants to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to talk about these matters with the media. He doesn't work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency or...
  • Irrational Behavior (Oliver North)

    08/25/2011 2:43:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 26, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — For most of the year, irrational behavior is a natural state in our nation's capital. This is a place where potentates and politicians, lobbyists and legislators and the elite and the lowly routinely say and do completely irrational things.We also have come to expect that irrational behavior takes a brief hiatus when Congress goes home on recess and the president of the United States heads out of town on vacation. This year is the exception that proves the rule. POTUS may be playing golf on Martha's Vineyard and Congress may be out of town, but this...
  • Fiasco: Obama's Mideast Mess (Oliver North)

    08/18/2011 5:23:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 18, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — Having completed his three-state "Midwest listening tour," President Barack Obama is now on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. According to his handlers, in between golf outings and cocktail parties, our president also is working on yet another speech on how he will balance our government's books and put Americans back to work. Those who believe that ought to recall his remarks March 22, five days after U.S. and allied military operations began in Libya: "I said at the outset that this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks."This week, we passed the five-month...
  • Unfulfilled Expectations (Oliver North)

    08/11/2011 4:17:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 11, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — Sixty-six years ago, Aug. 14, 1945, the bloodiest war in human history finally ended with a radio broadcast by President Harry S. Truman. Even before the instrument of surrender was formally signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, plans to demobilize the 16 million American men and women in uniform were being carried out. Though the conflict claimed nearly 50 million lives — including more than 400,000 American dead and another 670,000 wounded — it was the beginning of an era of great expectations for our "Greatest Generation" and its progeny.Unlike...
  • Dereliction of Duty (Oliver North)

    08/04/2011 5:11:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 5, 2011 | Oliver North
      The potentates on the Potomac claim that President Barack Obama's signature on the "debt deal" solves the immediate problems created by Washington's spendthrift fiscal madness while "protecting America's future." Truth be told, it does neither. Here's why.The arcane legislation cobbled together by House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the Obama White House doesn't increase our taxes, but it does raise the U.S. government's debt limit by a staggering $2 trillion in order to "preserve our AAA credit rating." The agreement says our government will somehow reduce spending by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. It also creates a...
  • The Forgotten War (Oliver North)

    07/28/2011 3:36:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 29, 2011 | Oliver North
      Collectively, Washington has the attention span of a fruit fly. That's why all we have heard about lately are the consequences of failing to raise the federal debt limit — action that has prompted no fewer than two dozen dueling news conferences, presidential addresses and Republican "responses" in the past 10 days. Our political leaders and the mainstream media are totally focused on how this theoretical "potential catastrophe" can be ameliorated, while existential threats to our national security and very way of life are being ignored in Washington.Meanwhile, in the real world, after nearly a decade at war,...
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Oliver North)

    07/21/2011 3:48:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 22, 2011 | Oliver North
      GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. — "Will your Boykin hunt?" asked the young man, admiring the little red spaniel at my side. "Casey" wagged her tail and sat, patiently waiting for me to check out of the local farmers market with a basket of fresh peaches, corn and tomatoes."She's not yet a year old, but she already works well into the wind, can kick up a bird and if I shoot right and retrieves to hand," I replied with no small amount of hubris. The conversation abruptly shifted to international politics — but not in the direction I expected."What are...
  • 'It's What We Do' (Oliver North)

    07/14/2011 5:51:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 15, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — Few of us ever will meet a Medal of Honor recipient. Fewer still ever will have the opportunity to be of assistance to one. In part, that's because "The Medal" — our nation's highest military decoration, awarded for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" — is worn by just 85 living Americans.Since we were attacked on 9/11, the Medal of Honor has been awarded only nine times to the more than 2 million Americans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul...
  • Pullout? (Oliver North)

    07/07/2011 3:07:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 8, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — First the good news. The war in Afghanistan is being won. As our Fox News team saw on our most recent trip through the length and breadth of the country, the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies are being defeated at nearly every turn. Though military operations and police actions are being conducted at their highest pace since the war began a decade ago, coalition, Afghan and civilian casualties continue to decline — even in the midst of "fighting season." According to U.S. and allied military officers with whom we spoke, Taliban fighters are defecting in greater...
  • Tickets Home (Oliver North)

    06/30/2011 3:55:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2011 | Oliver North
      CAMP HANSEN, Afghanistan — This austere U.S. Marine base in the Marjah district of Helmand province is headquarters for 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment — famous for action during World War II on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. Dubbed "America's Battalion," the unit has adopted a new slogan in Afghanistan: "Front Toward Enemy" — the label placed on devices such as claymore mines and anti-tank rockets. It's appropriate here in the southern Helmand River valley.Lt. Col. J.D. Harrill, the 2/8 battalion commander, is a hero in his own right — and so are his Marines and Navy...
  • The Drawdown Begins (Oliver North)

    06/23/2011 5:13:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2011 | Oliver North
      CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan — Here on this NATO base — named in honor of Daniel W. Eggers, a U.S. Army special forces captain killed near Kandahar on May 29, 2004 — President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year is getting mixed reviews. Reactions from scores of U.S. and NATO personnel and Afghan soldiers and police officers with whom my Fox News' "War Stories" team has spoken run the gamut from "It's a deeper, faster cut than I expected" to "I guess we all knew this day was coming."...
  • Defining Victory (Oliver North)

    06/16/2011 4:28:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 16, 2011 | Oliver North
      WASHINGTON — This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Defense Department appropriations bill, which would set up an independent, nonpartisan Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group to provide recommendations for future U.S. military missions in the region. The measure, proposed by Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., would establish a panel modeled on the 2006 Iraq Study Group, chaired by former Secretary of State James Baker and former Rep. Lee Hamilton. It's something the Obama administration should have done — as President George W. Bush did by executive order — a long time ago....
  • Missing in Action (Oliver North)

    06/09/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 10, 2011 | Oliver North
      PATRIOTS POINT, S.C. — Sixty-seven years ago this week, more than 155,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops assaulted German defenses in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord. The USS Laffey, the most decorated World War II destroyer in existence — normally an exhibit at this magnificent museum but now undergoing repairs — was there on D-Day.During the first 24 hours of the invasion, nearly 2,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen were declared "MIA" — missing in action. Many of the paratroopers, Army Rangers, "straight-leg infantrymen" and small-boat crewmen who were listed as "unaccounted for" in the first 48 hours...
  • Courageous Decisions (Oliver North)

    06/02/2011 4:36:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 2, 2011 | Oliver North
      ABOARD USS YORKTOWN — There has been much said and written of late regarding "high-risk decision-making" and "courageous leadership" in Washington. The so-called mainstream media, politicians and pundits are all atwitter — literally — about a congressman's underwear, the damage done by WikiLeaks and how the death of Osama bin Laden and the "Arab Spring" are changing the course of history. For those having difficulty discerning what qualifies as "decisiveness under duress" or a "gutsy call," the first week of June offers some excellent examples from living history that put current events into a more reasonable perspective.Much of...
  • Memorial Day 2011 (Oliver North)

    05/26/2011 4:03:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 26, 2011 | Oliver North
          QUANTICO NATIONAL CEMETERY — When I was a kid, we called May 30 "Decoration Day." It was an occasion for Boy Scouts to be up before dawn and report, in uniform, to the American Legion hall. There, Cub Scouts would be paired with older Boy Scouts, organized into detachments of a dozen or so and issued bags of small American flags. The groups then "deployed" in station wagons and pickup trucks to local cemeteries and churchyards, where we placed Old Glory on every veteran's grave. Later in the morning, there was a parade down Main Street, led by...
  • Dancing With Arafat's Ghost (Oliver North on The Won)

    05/19/2011 6:35:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 19, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Barack Obama went to the State Department to "mark a new chapter in American diplomacy." The president's handlers boldly billed his lengthy address "A Moment of Opportunity" for the Middle East. It was neither. Instead, he delivered a naive, revisionist lecture that was sufficiently utopian and self-centered to have been drafted by Jimmy Carter. Unfortunately, he also demanded major concessions from the only democracy in the Middle East and America's most steadfast ally in the region, Israel. To no one's surprise, Obama alluded — for the 12th time in two weeks — to the...
  • Now What? (Oliver North on WOT)

    05/12/2011 6:31:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 13, 2011 | Oliver North
    QUANTICO, Va. — Here at this sprawling Marine Corps base south of our nation's capital, nothing has changed since Osama bin Laden met his demise in Pakistan. Thousands of Marines here at the "Crossroads of the Corps" are still waking up at "Oh-Dark-Thirty," going about their duties, running for miles, lifting weights and tossing each other about in hand-to-hand-combat drills. Apparently these American heroes are unaware that Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass; Carl Levin, D-Mich.; and even Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and a host of others up the road in Washington, D.C., have decided that bin Laden's death means the war...
  • Fox News Propaganda - zot file

    05/12/2011 10:54:42 AM PDT · by Suck My AR-16 · 63 replies
    May 12, 2011 | Suck My AR-16
    Let Me Push Certain Individuals Buttons Fox News will air a Oliver North special on Special Ops, probably because of the Osama bin Laden operation in Pakistan. Part of the program will cover the U.S. DEA in Afghanistan and a mission to go after the Opium drug profits used by the Taliban. The Poppy Fields of Afghanistan supply the raw materials used to make Opium. How ironic. Oliver North is one of the principals involved in Drug Running during the Iran / Contra operations in Central America. The profits from those drugs illegally funded the weapons smuggling for that war...
  • Killing Osama (Oliver North)

    05/05/2011 6:54:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 6, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It took nine years, seven months and 21 days to pinpoint the man who plotted, paid for and perpetrated the terror attacks of 9-11-01. When a U.S. Navy SEAL team finally found Osama bin Laden in the third-floor bedroom of a comfortable house in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan, they killed him. Last Sunday's complex and highly successful operation validates Ronald Reagan's maxim for terrorists after U.S. Navy SEALs captured the murderous hijackers of the Achille Lauro in October 1985: "You can run, but you can't hide." Afterward, one of the participants penned a corollary: "Don't...
  • POTUS' Priorities (Oliver North on The Won)

    04/28/2011 3:14:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 28, 2011 | Oliver North
    PITTSBURGH — According to the experts, this ought to be "Obama Country." In the 2008 presidential election, the Obama "Hope and Change" machine scored big in western Pennsylvania, carrying the region with nearly 58 percent of the vote. But this week, there's little evidence of that support here in the Steel City, where more than 70,000 freedom-loving Americans have gathered for the National Rifle Association's 140th annual meeting. On Wednesday, while NRA officials were making final preparations for the "Three Rivers Celebration of American Values," President Barack Obama made an unanticipated visit to the White House pressroom for a...
  • Easter in the East (Oliver North)

    04/21/2011 5:43:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Easter morning sunrise services are part of a long tradition in Christianity. For millenniums, believers around the globe have gathered in the open at dawn on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and profess their faith. This year, there will be far fewer such assemblies in the Middle East and southwest Asia. For this we can thank what President Barack Obama calls the "Arab spring." One of the rarely reported consequences of the "democracy movement" sweeping across the southern Mediterranean coast to the tip of the Arabian Peninsula and up the Persian Gulf has...
  • Busted (Oliver North on Obama)

    04/14/2011 5:02:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 15, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — We finally know how President Barack Obama wants us to handle our nation's crippling national debt. If we can believe his words, the president intends to ignore the monster under the bed — Social Security entitlements — while he raises taxes and cuts deeply into our nation's defense. Haven't we heard this song before? On April 13, more than a week after Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., provided a detailed "Choice of Two Futures" blueprint for how the GOP would reduce our disastrous deficit, Obama showed up late at George Washington University to describe how he now wants...
  • All Quiet on the Southern Front? (Ollie North on DHS & DOJ)

    04/07/2011 6:18:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 8, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — According to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, everything is hunky-dory on America's southern border. In her public appearances and speeches, Napolitano consistently claims that things along our side of the U.S.-Mexico border are "safer than ever" and that "spillover violence" is simply "a widespread misperception." In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed column she co-authored with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Napolitano claimed, "The Southwest Border Is Open for Business." Unfortunately, too much of the business is in drugs, murder and mayhem — and business is good. "Illegal immigration is decreasing. Deportations are increasing. And crime rates have...
  • Finding Out (Oliver North on Libya)

    03/31/2011 7:14:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 31, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — "It's all unfolding just like you said it would." This flattering accolade was proffered by a retired military officer this week as we discussed how units loyal to Moammar Gadhafi were pummeling rebel forces in eastern Libya. My friend is a "contractor" with a company uncharitably referred to around here as a "Beltway bandit." He and his colleagues more accurately are portrayed as "auxiliaries," and they describe themselves as being "quietly engaged" in "peripheral activities supporting our national interests." Nearly all of the younger ones involved in these endeavors are military veterans of the decade-long fights in...
  • Laureates and Leaders (Oliver North)

    03/24/2011 4:20:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 24, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Nobel laureate Barack Obama, fresh from his Latin American spring break, is in serious trouble. Globalists and Utopians who once lauded his constant contrition now want POTUS to return his Peace Prize. Here in Washington, libertarians, progressives and conservatives are outraged that U.S. military forces were committed to combat in Libya without a congressional resolution. The commander in chief's approval ratings are dropping faster than a JDAM. And no matter what happens to Moammar Gadhafi, the turmoil in the Middle East is likely to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. For all of this,...
  • LISTEN: RET. LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH JOINS DON WADE & ROMA (North rips Obama and Mullen)

    03/23/2011 1:55:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    WLS Radio ^ | March 23, 2011 | Adam Zielinski
    Oliver North in 11 minute AUDIO CHICAGO (WLS) - In the abscence of a clear objective in Libya, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North says he's surprised to not see more resignations from the nation's senior leadership. North joined Don Wade and Roma on Wednesday where he says after watching a weekend speech by Adm. Mike Mullens, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it's obvious America's military has no clear direction from the top. "He [Mullens] doesn't know what the mission is. And other commanders, other chairman of the joint chiefs, other people of very senior leadership positions have said,...
  • POTUS' Attention-Deficit Disorder (Oliver North)

    03/17/2011 4:44:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 18, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Try this for a timeline of recent events that affect Americans, and see whether you can determine whether the leader of the Free World suffers from presidential attention-deficit disorder: Wednesday, March 9: The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C., is alerted to deploy with all possible haste for the Mediterranean Sea and be prepared for military and humanitarian contingency operations off the coast of Libya. That night, President Barack Obama hosted a "TV party" at the White House to watch a basketball game: the Chicago Bulls vs. the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bulls won. Thursday, March...
  • Crude Cruelty (Oliver North)

    03/10/2011 8:57:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Fuel and food prices are up. So is unemployment. Officials in the Obama administration and their allies on Capitol Hill are stunned. They shouldn't be. It's O-Team policy — or lack of it — that got us here. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits for the first time jumped this week to 397,000 — meaning there are more people looking for work than the private sector has jobs available. You don't have to be a government economist to see the direct connection between rising costs for essentials — such...
  • An Expeditionary Force in Readiness (Oliver North)

    03/03/2011 3:08:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 4, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In 1794, during George Washington's second term as president, Congress finally got around to appropriating funds to build six wooden-hulled frigates that were "sufficiently armed" to protect American shipping from pirates and fast enough to evade British and French "ships of the line." It wasn't enough. America needed an expeditionary force in readiness. It still does. Just a decade after our first fleet was built, President Thomas Jefferson had to beg Congress for funds to deploy ships, sailors and Marines in adequate numbers to force pirates from Tripoli — the present-day capital of Libya — to stop...
  • Obama Admin's Response to Crisis Puts American Lives, Interests in Danger (By Oliver North)

    02/27/2011 12:00:05 AM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 25, 2011 | Oliver North
    According to Hillary Rodham Clinton, "the safety and well-being of Americans has to be our highest priority." Oh, really? That comment, proffered by our secretary of state Tuesday, is overshadowed by the serious jeopardy U.S. citizens now encounter thanks to the ideological blindness and national security incompetence of the Obama administration. Since 2011 began, more than 20 Americans have been injured, killed or gone missing in the midst of violence in Lebanon, Tunisia, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Mexico and the Indian Ocean. American citizens are being held by government authorities in Iran, Yemen and Pakistan and by pirates in...
  • Obama-Inspired Chaos (Oliver North)

    02/24/2011 4:36:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Sydicate ^ | February 24, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — According to Hillary Clinton, "the safety and well-being of Americans has to be our highest priority." Oh, really? That comment, proffered by our secretary of state Tuesday, is overshadowed by the serious jeopardy U.S. citizens now encounter thanks to the ideological blindness and national security incompetence of the Obama administration. Since 2011 began, more than 20 Americans have been injured, killed or gone missing in the midst of violence in Lebanon, Tunisia, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Mexico and the Indian Ocean. American citizens are being held by government authorities in Iran, Yemen and Pakistan — and...