Many of you were asking where the SEAL teams were on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and my response was,”It’s obvious, Bambi hasn’t given the go ahead”, and then later I stated, “When does the President of the United States and the Leader of the Free World have to issue authorization twice?” He doesn’t, unless of course the wussie-in-charge is covering something up by “over-doing”.
WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his “decisive” handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days.
Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to the scene and then forced to operate under strict, non-lethal rules of engagement.
They say the response duty office at the Pentagon was initially unwilling to grant an order to use lethal force to rescue Phillips. They also report the White House refused to authorize deployment of a Navy SEAL team to the location for 36 hours, despite the recommendation of the on-scene commander.
The White House also turned down two rescue plans offered up by the Seal commander on the scene and the captain of the USS Bainbridge.
The SEAL team operated under rules of engagement that required them to do nothing unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent’ danger.
In fact, when the USS Bainbridge dispatched a rigid-hull inflatable boat to bring supplies to the Maersk Alabama, it came under fire that could not be returned even though the SEAL team had the pirates in their sights.
Many hours before the fatal shots were fired, taking out the three young pirates, Phillips jumped into the Indian Ocean with the idea of giving the snipers a clear target. However, the SEAL team was still under orders not to shoot.
Hours later, frustrated by the missed opportunities to resolve the standoff, the commander of the Bainbridge and the captain of the Navy SEAL team determined they had operational authority to evaluate the risk to the hostage, and took out the pirates at the first opportunity – finally freeing Phillips.
Anybody else sick to death of this administration?
The “One Big A$$ Mistake, America” Tour continues for American citizens who are continually being herded toward taking violent action in this country by the wussie-in-charge who has no moral compass and no testicular fortitude. Too bad there are so many Tea Party attendees that KNOW that violence is not the means by which we will get our sovereignty and pride back, and who will not stoop to Bambi’s foul game. Mr. Wimp-In-Charge, are you listening? The people you are pissing off and trying to herd like cats are in the top 30% of the class, unlike ACORN and the Obama Army. Keep it up; 50 million of us are going to be surrounding the Capitol soon, with our grills and our kids doing a little tailgate partying, shutting down business and sending you and all your buddies in congress, (both Donkey and Elephant), home. Make sure you take Hillary with you when you leave. Anybody else feel like we now need to send letters of apology to Americans, like we did for Gordon Brown and the French? Un-frikkin-believable…
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe from socialist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega that lashed out at a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America and included a rambling denunciation of the U.S.-imposed isolation of Cuba’s Communist government.
Obama sat mostly unmoved during the speech but at times jotted notes. The speech was part of the opening ceremonies at the fifth Summit of the Americas here.
Later, at a photo opportunity with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama held his tongue when asked what he thought about Ortega’s speech.
“It was 50 minutes long. That’s what I thought.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored two questions about Ortega’s speech, instead offering lengthy praise of a cultural performance of dance and song opening the summit.
“I thought the cultural performance was fascinating,” Clinton said. Asked again about the Ortega speech, Clinton said: “To have those first class Caribbean entertainers on all on one stage and to see how much was done in such a small amount of space, I was overwhelmed.”
A senior administration official declined to criticize Ortega, saying the president wanted to focus on the future.
The only problem here is that it becoming more and more obvious that the future the Obama/Pelosi Administration wants, and the future we want our children to grow up in are eons apart. Is it any wonder that the Tea Parties are about taking the credit card away from a bunch of spoiled brats?
…The United States Border Patrol AND the Arizona Dept. of “Public Safety” (that’s a frakkin’ joke, and I should know, I lived in Tempe for 10 years) for beating and tazering Pastor Steven Anderson inside the borders of the United States. Hitleresque enough for you bambibots?
An Arizona pastor – Tasered, bloodied by broken glass and sporting 11 stitches in his head – claims his injuries came from being stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint 75 miles inside the U.S. and then being battered by police for refusing to allow agents to search his vehicle.
The incident earlier this week highlights tension between constitutional rights, the issue of border security and a controversial Supreme Court ruling that grants an exceptional level of police authority near the Mexican border.
Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe claims he did nothing to deserve his eventual arrest and believes that when he refused to allow the search of his car he was simply standing up for his Fourth Amendment rights, which protect him against unreasonable search without a warrant.
Anderson further questions why the Border Patrol is allowed to stop and search cars at a checkpoint along Interstate 8, 75 miles inland of where the highway nears the Mexican border at Yuma, Ariz.
“I was in the United States! I had crossed no international border!” writes Anderson in commentary accompanying a video he made about his experience.
“I didn’t have any drugs; I didn’t have a human beings in my car,” he claims in the video itself. “Why is this happening in the United States of America?”
Make sure you go over and read the whole article.
Guess what? This American citizen spent the night in jail, his arraignment will be on Fridaywhere he will be pleading NOT GUILTY!
Jesus, Mary & Joseph – this qualifies for the “Today’s Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me Award?” Also!!!