Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Op-ed: 
Cuts to our military and Susan Rice's arrogance have me actually seething
By: Diane Sori

"Secretary Hagel has been clear that, while we do not want to, we ultimately must slow the growth of military pay and compensation." - Admiral John Kirby, Defense Department spokesman

Seething...I'm actually seething as once again the very people who lay their lives on the line to keep us safe and free at home are being both dishonored and put in harm's way as muslim sympathizing, Obama-loving Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending major cuts to our military... especially to the Army. And he's adding in for good measure a one-year freeze on military pay raises for officers, higher out-of-pocket costs for health-care benefits, and less monies for housing allowances for both our returning troops and our vets, in an all out effort to cut billions of dollars from our defense budget.

Wanting to downsize our military to pre-WWII levels (in 1940 the Army had 267,000 active-duty members but by 1941 it increased to 1.46 million as we approached America's entry into World War II)...this downsizing includes the loss of battleships and fighter planes including the retiring of older weapons such as the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack aircraft...leaving the U.S. homeland and our foreign interests more vulnerable to enemy attacks. And these cuts are disproportionately being done to our military budget over any and all other department's budget cuts...can't dare cut the freebie and handout programs now can they...and are 'supposedly' being done based on the assumption the U.S. military will NOT ever engage in ground wars again.

Hate to tell Hagel but that same erroneous assumption was made after WWII when cuts were done and look how that turned out...do the words Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan ring a bell...guess NOT.

And the Army, the largest of our armed services, currently with 522,000 active-duty soldiers is now scheduled to be downsized to 490,000 by 2015 from its wartime high of 570,000. And to make matters worse, Hagel wants to actually make even more cuts to stabilize levels to between 420,000 and 450,000...very dangerous to say the least.

In fact, some, like Army Chief-of-Staff General Ray Odierno, have said that "an army of 420,000 would be too small for a world that has such an uncertain national security landscape." The minimum size, he believes, should be NO lower than 450,000. He said shrinking to 420,000 would make a big difference in the capabilities of the force.

In other words meaning that our troops might NOT be able to go toe-to-toe with an enemy out to kill us all...well maybe NOT all of us as Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his merry band of miscreants and traitors do side with said enemy after all.

So if this is NOT an act of treason I don't know what is as the first duty of the president and those elected or appointed to office...after protecting and defending the Constitution of course...is to assure the health, safety, and welfare of the American people, and these cuts put NOT only American lives here at home in danger but put our troops themselves and Americans overseas in even graver danger.

And Obama and crew know this and just do NOT care.

So what are we going to do about this...are we going to sit back and allow Barack HUSSEIN Obama to cut our military forces to dangerous levels leaving us vulnerable to an attack on our own soil and leaving our troops vulnerable to major attacks when stationed overseas...or are we finally going to collectively in a loud and clear voice say "enough" and demand this most traitorous of presidents and his equally traitorous minions be removed from office immediately...as in ARREST the bast*rds now!

I sure hope it's the latter.

And to further add to my seething is that this past Sunday on Meet the Press, Susan Rice, the very woman who towed the Obama line last September when she made the talk show circuit rounds saying that Benghazi was a direct result of a poorly made YouTube video that defamed islam and mohamed ...a video by the way that NO one in the region had seen....had the audacity...had the unmitigated gall...to say she had NO regrets...NO regrets at all about anything she previously said about Benghazi ...grrrrrrr...

And when David Gregory directly looked her in the eye and asked her why she had NO regrets about Benghazi, Rice said, "What I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time...the information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment. It could change. I commented that this was based on what we knew on that morning, was provided to me and my colleagues and indeed to Congress by the intelligence community, and that’s been well validated in many different ways since." 

Translation: this miserable excuse of a woman has NO regrets whatsoever about LYING to the American people two months before a presidential election just so Benghazi would NOT tarnish the Obama media-created myth that he was and is the 'savior' of us all. Boy would I love to bitch-slap her upside her LYING head!

And then the infamous blame game kicked into high gear with Rice's words that it was “patently false” to allege that the White House deliberately misled the American people.

'Misled' my eye as the White House...as Barack HUSSEIN Obama...as Hillary Clinton...blatantly and with malice LIED about the deaths of four Americans...LIED about the reasons for those deaths...LIED about what was actually ILLEGALLY going on within the Benghazi compound...and then covered it all up with even more LIES...LIES that Susan Rice helped spread.

And as Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty's deaths mean NOTHING to this miserable administration...they mean EVERYTHING to their parents and loved ones left behind...and to 'We the People'...yet we are still left with NO answers...NO truths...and that is the saddest thing of all next to these LYING bast*rds still NOT being in jail that is.

Can you say "beyond seething"...

4 comments:

  1. Dear Diane IGNORANT Sori,

    "So if this is NOT an act of treason I don't know what is "... OK, so we now know that you don't know what treason is.

    Who are we fighting that we need all of these soldiers? Why do we need all of this equipment? Why are you ok with ENOURMOUS military spending, but not OK with anything else the government spends money on?

    Hagel is prepping our military for the reality of how wars are fought now and into the future. A reality where warfare is increasingly waged using electronics, drones, smart weapons, etc. There is no need for so many soldiers in this new world. I'd rather have a smaller, well equipped and better taken care of military than a large poorly equipped one.

    I'd think you'd love the money and lives that will be saved by reducing the number of soldiers to a more reasonable level. I'm sure you would be if a Republican president had proposed it, or maybe even just a white president.

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  2. Nice article. Rice should shut up. She lied. She may have been told what to say but surely she knows the truth by now.

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  3. Dear IGNORANT AnonymousFebruary 25, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    I bet you like to work hard all of your life to find out that your pay and benefit is join to be cut.

    Who are we fighting? How do you think that you don't pay $20 dollars a gallon on gas and that Al-Queda don't come to your house and take over your family?

    6/28/2012 "The University of Texas at Austin team successfully nabbed the drone on a dare from the Department of Homeland Security. They managed to do it through spoofing, a technique where a signal from hackers pretends to be the same as one sent to the drone's GPS." - popsci.com

    6/25/2012 - "A small surveillance drone flies over an Austin stadium, diligently following a series of GPS waypoints that have been programmed into its flight computer. By all appearances, the mission is routine.

    Suddenly, the drone veers dramatically off course, careering eastward from its intended flight path. A few moments later, it is clear something is seriously wrong as the drone makes a hard right turn, streaking toward the south. Then, as if some phantom has given the drone a self-destruct order, it hurtles toward the ground. Just a few feet from certain catastrophe, a safety pilot with a radio control saves the drone from crashing into the field.

    From the sidelines, there are smiles all around over this near-disaster. Professor Todd Humphreys and his team at the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory have just completed a successful experiment: illuminating a gaping hole in the government’s plan to open US airspace to thousands of drones." - Foxnews.com

    Who do you think will protect you after that? You with your spoon and fork? Bring your special forces children? Tactical spouse? Or your martial art expert parents?

    Also, what does Republican or White President has to do with anything? Any sane person would not have reduce military spending; not when we have all these terrorist out there looking to make a statement with United States of America. All these are just pre-election propaganda o boost rating with Democrat supporters. Do not mix the two; When it comes to protection of the nation, all parties are the same. The only differences are when they have to come out with the statement. Our current president promised that our troops will come home and we are still fighting...... Election and Reality are two different things.

    Please don't be IGNORANT anymore!!!

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