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  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Dems 'Acted Like Snitty, B*tchy High School Girls' Toward Bibi

    03/05/2015 4:59:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3-5-15 | Jeff Dunetz
    U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ralph Peters did not mince any words when he spoke about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Congressional speech on Fox News' America's Newsroom on Wednesday, saying, "I thought Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was needed, honest, inspiring, and Democrats in response, including the President, acted like bitchy high school girls." Interviewed by Martha MacCallum, Peters was effusive in his praise of the Netanyahu speech, and frustrated that America had to hear the truth from a foreign leader instead of their own President. He ridiculed the Democrats who objected to Netanyahu's speech. “ MacCallum: Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu got...
  • Best Line of the Night

    02/03/2015 7:39:15 PM PST · by offduty · 28 replies
    Fox News | 2/3/2015 | Hannity
    Col Ralph Peters nails it
  • Stalin, Muhammad and Obama

    01/27/2015 1:46:17 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.)
    Pundits agonize over President Obama’s resistance to calling Islamist terror “Islamist terror.” How can he not see the obvious? How can he ignore the overwhelming and ever-increasing evidence? How can he insist that his subordinates continue their buffoonish insistence that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam and that they—secularized Christians and non-observant Jews—know Islam’s character better than Muslims themselves? It’s easy. President Obama and his commissars fit the longstanding pattern of behavior (insistence, denial, castigation) that the hard left has embraced for generations. In the mid-20th century, leftists, bereft of God and desperate for a new faith, insisted...
  • Peters: Obama a Physical, Moral and Intellectual Coward that Chose the Side of the Terrorists

    01/12/2015 9:29:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel, former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a Fox News contributor, scolded President Barack Obama for his absence at yesterday’s rally in Paris to show support in defiance of Islamic terrorism on a French magazine. According to Peters, Obama’s absence shows his cowardice on three levels and defined where his position is on the issue of radical Islam. “[W]e have a president that doesn’t have the guts after [prob s/b "of a"] French actress,” Peters said. “My God, it’s amazing, Martha, I’ve been in hot water for saying the president is...
  • Ralph Peters: US Must ‘Leave Behind Smoking Ruins and Crying Widows’ Fighting Terrorism (video)

    01/10/2015 3:43:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 1-9-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Peters said the plan for fighting war is “one, you accept that you are in a war. Two, you name the enemy: Islamist terrorists. Three, you get the lawyers off the battlefield and out of the targeting cell. You accept there will be collateral damage, and do you not apologize for it, you do not nation build. You don’t hold — try to hold ground. You go wherever in the world the terrorists are and you kill them. You do your best to exterminate them, and then you leave, and you leave behind smoking ruins and crying widows. If in...
  • [Ralph] Peters: If They Had Any Guts, All U.S. Papers Would Print Muhammad Cartoons

    01/07/2015 2:35:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 125 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 07, 2015 10:24 am | (America’s Newsroom)
    On “America’s Newsroom,” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) reacted to the deadly terror attack on the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper and called out the “cowardly” English-speaking media. […] Peters said that no publication in the English-speaking world had the guts to take on Islamic fanaticism and mock Islamic fanatics as Charlie Hebdo did. “The correct response to this attack, by all of us in journalism … if we had guts, those cartoons would be reprinted on the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times tomorrow. They won't...
  • Saudi Arabia’s oil war against Iran and Russia

    12/16/2014 11:13:56 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2014 | Ralph Peters
    This week, oil fell through the price floor of $60 a barrel and gas at my local filling station was $2.26 a gallon. That’s great news for commuters and almost every business, but wonderfully bad news for our ugliest enemies. This price plunge has been driven by Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s dominant power. While it’s true that part of Riyadh’s actions respond to the energy renaissance in North America, the greater motivation is breaking Iran’s will. The Saudis believe they can no longer rely on the US to contain Tehran’s imminent nuclear threat, so they’re out to do what our lukewarm...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama won't cross the Syrian border, never mind the "gates of hell"

    09/03/2014 6:20:29 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 13 replies
    FNC The Kelly File | 9/03/2014
    The guy rocks!........
  • (Col. Ralph) Peters: ‘Disdain for Israel Among Obamacrats Is Visceral’

    08/01/2014 3:56:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News Insder ^ | Jul 31, 2014 10:27 PM
    Today, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, while the White House called Israel’s actions “indefensible” after its munitions reportedly hit a school. Tonight on Hannity, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said the Obama administration is pandering to radical Islam and thereby “undercutting the chances of moderates in the Islamic world—those who don’t want Islam to be constant jihad.” …
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: "No Ceasefire! Wipe Hamas Out" (with video)

    07/29/2014 8:40:53 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 29, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Washington and both sides of the aisle to a degree will not face up to the fact that in Middle Eastern Islam there is a sickness right now that has perverted the religion grossly... And you have all these factions competing to see who can kill the most Christians, kill the most Jews. I mean, again, the Obama administration doesn't care about dead Christians or Jews, but gosh they're really worried, we want a ceasefire to rescue Hamas. No ceasefire, Sean. No ceasefire! Wipe Hamas out. Let me use one more Russian phrase because Russian is...
  • Peters: Obama Admin's Handling of Bergdahl Is 'Benghazi 2.0' Video

    06/04/2014 12:25:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 3,2014 | Kelly File
    Peters said this is evidence of a cultural divide between the Obama administration and those who serve in the military. “When you really listen to Susan Rice and Obama, I mean they think that desertion is kind of like skipping class.” He said being a deserter is the “second gravest sin” in the military, right behind turning your weapon on your fellow soldiers. Furious, Peters told Megyn, “I am sick of hearing people, even on Fox, instant experts who never served in their military, saying well we always went after our deserters.” Throughout U.S. history, Peters said deserters were rescued,...
  • (Flashback) Fox News Military Pundit Calls Bowe Bergdahl "A Liar"

    06/02/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    you tube ^ | 7/19/2009 | fox
    Ralph Peters, a military analyst for Fox News, calls Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier captured by the Taliban, suspects that the troop abandoned his post during wartime. "We know this private is a liar." He added that "the media... should not portray this guy as a hero."
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Lying Obama admin. makes Nigerian phone scammers look like paragons

    05/08/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/8/13 | Fox
    Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says we must expose the Benghazi coverup because the Obama administration has told so many lies about Benghazi that they are making Nigerian phone scammers look like paragons of integrity:
  • Wrong Mideast Choices Will 'Reverberate for Generations'

    05/07/2013 2:54:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/13 | Eliran Aharon
    “Israel, obviously, must do everything necessary to protect itself,” a top United States Army Lieutenant Colonel told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview. “For Washington, Iranian nuclear weapons are a strategic question. For Israel, Iranian nuclear weapons are an existential question,” said Ralph Peters, who spent ten years in Germany working in military intelligence and later became a Foreign Area Officer, specializing in the Soviet Union. ..... “My fear is that strategic circumstances will force Israel to act unilaterally and as brave and as capable as the IDF is, the IDF has the ability to start a fight with Iran....
  • Col. Ralph Peters says Obama fails US, human rights, and the cause of freedom

    02/24/2011 4:10:34 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 24, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Col. Ralph Peters says Obama fails the US, human rights, and the cause of freedom. Col. Ralph Peters has, as the years of Barack Obama’s first term have worn on, become one of the most blunt and absolute critics of the president, especially with regards to the president’s mismanagement of the image of the US around the world. The all-hell-breaking-loose catastrophe in Libya is motivating the colonel to launch another round of criticism against the president. Yesterday, after first giving props to Rahm Emmanuel for his Chicago mayoral win and standing by quietly for days as Muammar Gaddafi mass-murdered his...
  • Col. Ralph Peters challenges Obama to stop hiding behind Hillary on Egypt crisis

    01/29/2011 4:11:13 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 29, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Col. Ralph Peters challenges Obama to take charge of Egypt crisis, stop hiding behind Hillary. Every time there’s a crisis that involves an uprising somewhere on the planet (especially among the Arabs in the Middle East), it seems that Peters is Fox News’ go-to-guy for no-bull analysis on the subject. And so it was regarding the situation in Egypt, with Hosni Mubarak’s grip on power being severely challenged in several areas of the country. Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, Peters had some pointed advice for Obama about what he should do to act in the US’ interests. First, the president...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters blames Obama for US soldier deaths in Afghanistan

    12/17/2010 4:29:09 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Lt. Col. Ralph Peters blames Obama for US soldier deaths in Afghanistan. In a pithy appearance on The O’Reilly Factor last night, Peters was brought on as a guest to discuss the frustrating situation in Afghanistan, especially in light of a new poll that disappointingly shows that most Americans now think the Afghanistan war was not worth fighting. The release of the Afghanistan progress report yesterday provided Peters with another target for analysis, but his entire appearance essentially boiled down to one point that many Americans likely concur with: US soldiers keep dying in Afghanistan and the US keeps supporting...
  • The coming crusade

    07/19/2010 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The Islamists have it wrong: Islam isn't the world's fast est-growing religion. By birth numbers and convert tallies, it's Christianity. And Africa's at the forefront -- a fact that going to body-slam Muslim extremists sooner or later. The bombings that recently butchered World Cup fans in Uganda were just the latest in a long line of crazed attacks on African Christians by Islamist fanatics. In the central states of Nigeria -- Africa's most-populous country -- religious pogroms and counter-pogroms between Muslims and Christians have become routine. In Kenya, al Shabaab terrorists from neighboring Somalia stir up trouble and make grotesque...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Says NYT Publisher “Has No Regard for His Country” – Video

    05/27/2010 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on “The O’Reilly Factor” where he blasted the New York Times for publishing details of a memo from Gen. David Petraeus ordering that “covert military operations be expanded in the Middle East.” Peters says this is just another example of the NYT hurting the nation. Peters said this kind of action makes it “much harder” for our agents to carry out their work on the ground in places like Iran. Essentially, the New York Times has tipped the enemy off as to what we are planning to do. Peters said NYT Publisher...
  • Just another act of deadly treason

    05/26/2010 2:53:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 990+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Yesterday, The New York Times published another front-page article based on a leaked classified document. This time, it was an order signed by Gen. David Petraeus authorizing black operations against adversaries and such dubious friends as Iran, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Gee, thanks. We really needed to know that. The world's a better place now. Yet the Times' sin was the lesser one. The paper has long since given up any pretense of patriotism. (Ugh! Yuck!) Its editors are just publishing and perishing as citizens of the world. It's whoever leaked the document that bears the burn-in-hell blame. We...
  • Ralph Peters: Obama Administration Discovers Terrorism

    05/11/2010 1:10:56 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 17 replies · 1,306+ views ^ | 5/11/10 | Joy Tiz
    Before we get too giddy over the administration’s recent bolt-from-the-blue discovery that there are terrorists all over the place who want to kill us all, Col. Ralph Peters gives us the likely, and not exactly comforting explanation: Something big is happening. Big enough to alarm the White House. So big that the administration did an abrupt about-face regarding terrorism. Terrorism’s serious now — driving major policy reversals. The administration just won’t tell us why. Inefficient Times Square bomber, Faizal Shahzad quickly went from being the subprime mortgage bomber, to lone wolf McVeigh bomber to an actual Islamoterrorist bomber. The administration...
  • Smearing Ralph Peters

    04/06/2010 2:27:55 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies · 804+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Rich Trzupek
    If you want to gauge how important an issue is to the Left, the best indicator is to observe how it reacts when the issue is raised. Last Friday, Ralph Peters (Lt. Col., USA, retired) penned a column for Front Page in which he opined that extending voting rights to eleven million illegal immigrants currently residing in this country would be a disaster for America. In response, Terry Krepel, a member of George Soros’ steno pool Media Matters, penned an outraged response slamming Peters for raising such a ridiculous, inflammatory issue. How dare he! Ralph Peters doesn’t actually need anyone...
  • Nuclear countdown

    02/20/2010 3:38:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 485+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency now not only admits that Iran's at work on nuclear warheads, but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them -- despite no end of pleas, pledges and promises. Burned by its miscall on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the US intelligence community has played it too safe on this one, long insisting that Iran halted warhead research in 2003. There were plenty of dissenting voices. But President George Bush didn't want another fight, and President Obama's already punch drunk. Now the genie's out of the bottle of isotopes. With the departure of anti-Israel...
  • Lt. Col Ralph Peters: Joe Biden is "All Gunpowder No Bullets, Like the Crazy Uncle in Family (Video)

    02/14/2010 5:36:22 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 745+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/14/10 | HAP
    Lt. Col Ralph Peters on Foxnews: "I don't know what is but at the end of the day, it doesn't pay too get wired up about anything the Vice President says, Joe Biden, he's a decent guy but he's all gunpowder, no bullets. He's like the crazy uncle in the family that sits around the holiday dinner table and always says something wacky and the rest of the family just rolls their eyes"
  • Miranda wrongs: White House playing politics with terror

    02/09/2010 3:12:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 415+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 9, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    In a breathtakingly cynical example of playing politics, the White House just accused Republicans of playing politics over its Miranda-rights Christmas gift to the crotch bomber. With fumbling terrorism czar John Brennan walking point, administration spokesmen attacked those who believe that treating would-be suicide-bomber Umar Abdulmutallab the way we handle shoplifters harms our national security. The White House position is a PR blend of lies, half-truths and ignorance. Let's strip out the politics and lay out the facts from an intelligence professional's perspective:
  • Nightmare in the Middle East

    01/31/2010 4:01:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 472+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Whatever planet Earth may find in short supply in 2010, violence and misrule will remain abundant, from the most-recent round of Muslim-vs.-Christian massacres in Nigeria to Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez's delight in unleashing his thugs on students marching for freedom. But no region — not even sub-Saharan Africa — competes with the greater Middle East when it comes to wanton savagery, thwarted opportunities and the danger posed to innocent populations around the world. With fanatical terrorists of unprecedented brutality, Islamist extremists pursuing nuclear weapons, rogue regimes, disintegrating states and threats of genocide against Israel, the lands of heat and dust...
  • Ralph Peters Calls Pentagon Report on Ft. Hood a "Whitewash" That Is "Morally Corrosive" - Video

    01/16/2010 12:42:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 507+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on "Fox & Friends" calling the Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shooting a "whitewash." (Video)The Pentagon report blamed "several Army officers" for "failing to see the warning signs before the attack." Peters called the report a "whitewash" that is "morally corrosive and dishonest." He said the officers should be disciplined but he said the report never asked the question "why didn't they stop him?" Peters said the answer is "the pervasive culture of political correctness in our military." He added that the officers "knew that if they tried to put Hasan...
  • Bam's Muslim-world muddle

    11/16/2009 2:56:32 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 581+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    Half a year ago in Cairo, President Obama addressed the Muslim world. Global leftists lauded the speech as heralding instant change in the Middle East. The Obama-adoring pundits were right. Change came. But it's all bad. Instead of listening to the extravagant claims of our leftward-plunging media about how profoundly that speech affected Muslims, let's look at what's actually happened since Obama praised Islam and trashed America: Iran: No nukes? Strategic cooperation? Rule-of-law democracy? Greater freedom for the Iranian people? Naw. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's regime plays Obama like a card sharp working a hick who just showed up with his...
  • Ralph Peters Reacts to Obama's Ft. Hood Speech; Says He's "Offended" By No Mention of Terror - Video

    11/10/2009 5:41:18 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 930+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 10, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on "The O'Reilly Factor" reacting to Obama's Fort Hood speech. Peters said he was offended when Obama said "the act at Fort Hood was incomprehensible" and "hard to comprehend." Peters said "no, it's not hard to comprehend. It was the act of an Islamist terrorist who gunned down 54 people because he believed he was doing the will of Allah in accordance with the Koran." Peters said "it's clear that the problem is Islam." Peters said he was also offended by all the speeches today because of the fact that there was...
  • Deadly denial: Fudging the facts on Fort Hood

    11/10/2009 3:25:19 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,002+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    As President Obama belatedly appears at Fort Hood today, will he dare to speak the word "terror?" He won't use the word "Islamist." If he mentions Islam at all, it'll be to sing its praises yet again. We've already learned that Islamist terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Northern Virginia mosque of Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, a fiery al Qaeda supporter who later fled the United States. We know that Hasan's peers, subordinates and patients repeatedly raised red flags that his superiors suppressed. We know he was a player on Islamist-extremist Web sites. The FBI's uncovering one extremist link after...
  • Call this Horror by its Name: Islamist Terror

    11/08/2009 10:09:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies · 740+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 7, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting, "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great!") committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam. What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Fort Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of nondenominational shoplifting. This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it's...
  • Fort Hood's 9/11: Islamist terror strikes US again

    11/07/2009 3:41:16 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies · 503+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/06/2009 | Ralph Peters
    On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting "Allahu Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam. What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting. This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of...
  • Col. Ralph Peters On Fort Hood Massacre: Podcast – No Time For Political Correctness

    11/06/2009 4:34:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    May this horrible act of terrorism be the begining of the end of "political correctness". Today’s interview with Col. Ralph Peters is below the fold. The colonel has always been a voice of reason when it comes to military matters, Iraq and Afghanistan. A noted soldier, author and columnist, I asked for clarity on the Fort Hood massacre when we set this up and he certainly gives it.
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Ft. Hood Shooter Major Hasan Is An Islamic Terrorist

    11/06/2009 8:01:32 PM PST · by NewLand · 86 replies · 3,264+ views
    You Tube video ^ | 11/06/09 | NewLand
    Despite BOR's incessant interruptions, Lt Col Peters does a great job in setting the record straight on what this act of cowardice really was......the last minute is most powerful.
  • Col. Ralph Peters Says Ft. Hood Attack was "Worst Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil Since 9/11" - Video

    11/06/2009 6:26:41 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 36 replies · 1,303+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Col. Ralph Peter telling Bill O'Reilly saying what happened at Fort Hood yesterday "was the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. It was committed by a Muslim fanatic who shouted "Allah is Great," and gunned down 44 unarmed innocent soldiers and civilians." Peters also blasted Obama for not facing the facts of case, and for refusing to call it what it is. O'Reilly told Peters it is possible the guy snapped, but that it is very possible he is a terrorist. Peters pointed out to O'Reilly that most terrorists are not your most stable...
  • Crushing the media: Left's global drive for control

    10/31/2009 4:01:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,340+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    The Obama administration's un-American attempt to vilify Fox News only increased the network's popularity. But this White House debacle can't be judged in isolation: There's a global leftwing assault on the freedom of information. Intense leftist sentiment in most of the international media isn't enough. Extremists seek total control. The one thing leftists just can't bear is criticism. (Mass murder's fine, but don't stray from the party line.) As early as the French Revolution, the left grasped that a free press is inherently subversive to its doctrines. The Obama administration's aborted Fox hunt simply aligned our government with the hounds...
  • Wearing Out America's Warriors

    10/16/2009 3:24:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 732+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    THANKS to a mix of patriotism and high unemployment, every one of our military services exceeded its recruiting goals for fiscal year 2009. That's the good news. The bad news is that, after eight years of indecisive war and ravaged personal lives, the Army's losing the experienced officers and NCOs it needs to train and lead those new recruits. The Army's tough. But after years of voices crying wolf for political purposes, there's real trouble looming on the personnel front. I joined a broken Army after Vietnam. I don't want to see an Army resembling that one again. Yes, we...
  • The rules murdering our troops

    09/24/2009 3:19:19 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies · 1,096+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    When enemy action kills our troops, it's unfortu nate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it's unforgivable. In Afghanistan, our leaders are complicit in the death of each soldier, Marine or Navy corpsman who falls because politically correct rules of engagement shield our enemies. Mission-focused, but morally oblivious, Gen. Stan McChrystal conformed to the Obama Way of War by imposing rules of engagement that could have been concocted by Code Pink: * Unless our troops in combat are absolutely certain that no civilians are present, they're denied artillery or air support. * If any civilians appear where...
  • Afghan agony: More troops won't help ( Says Ralph Peters )

    09/22/2009 5:42:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    GEN. Stan McChrystal, an honorable soldier, has reported from Afghani stan: He wants more troops for a "classic" counterinsurgency strategy to secure the population, then win hearts and minds. President Obama needs to make a decision: Either give the general the resources he believes he needs, or change the mission. I'm for changing the mission. Concentrate on the continued destruction of al Qaeda and its allies. Nothing else matters in this mess. Last spring, the president handed McChrystal an impossible mission: Turn Afghanistan into a prosperous, rule-of-law democracy cherished by its citizens. The general's doing his best. But we have...
  • Betraying our dead

    09/11/2009 5:21:12 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 23 replies · 932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09/11/2009 | Ralph Peters
    Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died. We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot. We've learned nothing. Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it
  • Ralph Peters bluntly states

    09/11/2009 10:10:49 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies · 1,268+ views
    Power Line ^ | September 11, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died. We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot. We've learned nothing. Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it. Instead of killing terrorists, we free them. Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them. Instead of acknowledging that radical Islam is the problem, we elected a president who blames America, whose idea of freedom is the right for women to suffer in silence behind a veil -- and...
  • Betraying our deadForgetting the vows we made

    09/11/2009 2:34:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 471+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 11, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died. We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot. We've learned nothing. Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it. Instead of killing terrorists, we free them. Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them. Instead of acknowledging that radical Islam is the problem, we elected a president who blames America, whose idea of freedom is the right for women to suffer in silence behind a veil -- and...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Says He Fears Hillary Clinton "May Be on Verge of a Breakdown" - Video 8/15/09

    08/15/2009 11:30:41 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,631+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Fox & Friends this morning where they talked about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meltdown in the Congo this past week when she got angry at a question about what her husband, Bill Clinton, thought on an international matter. She then, later in the week, compared Nigeria's vote-rigging scandal to the 2000 U.S. Election, insinuating that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at that time, somehow fixed the election! Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peter discusses Clinton's "lost and confused" role in the Obama Administration, where he says Obama has managed to isolate her with little power. He got...

    08/14/2009 3:33:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 840+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 14, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    OUR troops are performing superbly in Afghanistan. They can seize any objec tive or defeat any enemy on the battlefield. And it doesn't matter. Using Afghan bases to strike al Qaeda and its allies in Pakistan is the right fight. But defending the disastrously corrupt and despised Kabul government is the wrong war. We've thrown our blood and treasure behind the latter. Next week, Afghanistan will stage another national election. Given the machinations of President Hamid Karzai, his henchmen and warlord clients, the vote is on track to make Iran's recent balloting look like a model of probity. Even if...
  • Colonel Ralph Peters Suggests If The Captured Soldier Deserted, The Taliban Do Away With Him (Video)

    07/19/2009 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 82 replies · 3,856+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/19/09 | talkradio03
    "If he walked away from his post, and from his buddies in wartime, I don't care how hard it sounds, as far as I'm concerned, the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and a lot of legal bills".......It was even a little too much for Foxnews Anchor Julie Banderas...
  • Col. Ralph Peters Likens Obama to a "Vampire Who Lives on Applause" Instead of Blood - Video 7/7/09

    07/07/2009 7:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 592+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters talking with Judge Andrew Napolitano who was subbing for Glenn Beck today. They discussed President Obama's visit to Russia. Peters bluntly said that Obama is in over his depth in trying to deal with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He also said that what Obama craves most is adulation and applause. He descriptively said, "Obama is a vampire who doesn't live on blood - he lives on applause." . . . . . (Watch Video)

    07/07/2009 2:12:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,217+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    PRESIDENT Obama went to Moscow desperate for the appearance of a foreign-policy success. He got that illusion -- at a substantial cost to America's security. The series of signing ceremonies in a grand Kremlin hall and the litany of agreements, accords and frameworks implied that the United States benefited from all the fuss. We didn't. We got nothing of real importance. But the government of puppet-master Vladimir Putin (nominally just prime minister) got virtually all it wanted. In Moscow, this was Christmas in July. Ignore the agenda-padding public-health memorandum and the meaningless "framework document on military cooperation" (we've had such...

    06/30/2009 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 919+ views
    NYPost ^ | June 30, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    OUR effort in Iraq passed a major milestone today: Our troops are leaving the cities. Advisers remain in place. Joint patrols will still occur. And our forces will wait nearby to respond to Iraqi calls for support. But the last of the bases and US-only outposts within Iraq's urban centers will be vacated. Terrorists have already begun testing the new security arrangements. Iraqi forces won't always pass with flying colors. Yet this situation seemed a pipe dream not so long ago: Iraq's security forces, serving an elected government, assume primary responsibility for the good order of their own country. We...

    06/16/2009 3:25:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 760+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    IT must have been the viewing angle: The despots who run Iran somehow missed the halo gracing President Obama during his recent sermon to the Muslim world. The ruling mullahs' contemptuous handling of Iran's presidential election was their response to "the Cairo effect" announced a tad prematurely by the White House. Our president's public flagellation of America only emboldened the junta in Tehran -- leaving Iran's power brokers more defiant, determined and dismissive than they've been in years. And the strongest response Obama can muster to the blood in Tehran's streets is: "I am deeply troubled by the violence that...

    06/10/2009 2:27:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1,398+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    WHEN Europeans wish upon a star, they get an American president with a huge Third World chip on his shoulder. Those "sophisticated" Europeans dismissed "cowboy" Bush as a rube beneath their contempt. If the continent's opinion-makers could've changed their voter registrations, they would've flown to Chicago to vote for Barack Obama last fall. They got what they wanted. But it isn't what they expected. President Obama may be the least Europe-friendly occupant of the White House since James Monroe (the guy who put up a "Keep Out!" sign on our hemisphere). Bam clearly doesn't like Europeans. A big chill has...