How to lose a psy-ops war and a shooting war at the same time #273:
(Washington Times)- The U.S. intelligence community policy on killing American citizens who have joined al Qaeda requires first obtaining high-level government approval, a senior official disclosed to Congress on Wednesday.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair also said killing of a U.S. citizen must meet certain criteria: "whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved."
In other words, just like when Clinton was informed our spooks had OBL green-lit, the jackass from Arkansas rose to his full draft-dodger height and said, “pass.”
Result: 3,000 dead.
Now under a Marxist, fifth-columnist CnC Obama, even American traitors, like Abu Mansour Al-Amriki formerly Omar Hammami(shown above), of Alabama and now in Somalia, do not qualify for a 7.62 x 51mm M118LR Long Range between the running lights.
Reminds me of LBJ and McNamara bent over the map of Hanoi, personally picking out bombing targets.
It also reminds me of the time the state-run news media tried to pillory President Ronald Reagan for not being awakened when in 1981 two U.S. F-14s, 60 miles off the coastline of Libya, shot down two Libyan jet fighters that attacked them.
Reagan shrugged and simply said that presidential authorization was unnecessary for American troops to get permission to defend the United States.
Ahh, those were the days.
When that attack occurred I was rather surprised at the Libyan audacity; what the hell were they thinking? Five years later Reagan authorized a bombing and missile strike against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and put one right on his shag carpeted-prayer rug.
His kid was killed… sucks to be them.
Heard much from Gaddafi recently? Japanese, Italians, Germans?
But WWII was the last war we fought to win.
Now look at North Korea, and every two-bit, tin-pot dictator in the world as well as a 10 million 7th century ragheads who defy the United States at every turn. They known there will be virtually no consequence, and besides... they’re willing to die anyway.
Oh, and that the President of the United States now agrees with them.
Our entire intelligence community, our professional special ops troops, our Marines, airmen and sailors have been told and shown that this government will bend over backwards for a fanatical enemy that executes our POWS, yet will prosecute them for defending themselves and fighting this war.
After all, as Army Chief-of-Staff General George Casey said, “We have to be broad enough to bring in people from all walks of life. As horrific as this (Ft. Hood) tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Could anything be more plainly said?
That’s him on the left, he does a hell of a candle-light vigil… so important for four-star generals.
And what happened to all of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan’s superiors up to an including Casey, after 14 corpses littered the base and 30 more were wounded?
- The Army has told some of the psychiatrists who supervised Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan that it's investigating them — and they could face punishments, from letters of reprimand to court-martial.
- The Army said it's going to decide whether the doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center "failed to take appropriate action" against Hasan and were "derelict" in their duties.
What about the non-medical base commander? And on up, and on up. This was not some administrative failure of a psychiatrist's “duty to info” of a potential threat.
The was a complete and utter failure of the United States Army to protect its bases and its troops from an enemy saboteur. Pearl Harbor writ small.
But what do you expect:
“Last week the Pentagon released the report of its investigation into the Fort Hood shootings. The review runs about 90 pages and remarkably doesn’t once, not once, mention Major Nidal Hasan (the shooter) or Islam (the reputed impetus for the killings).”
How can I look in the earnest, young face of someone contemplating enlistment when his or her life or freedom is more threatened by his own government than by the enemy?
This may get some of the bad taste out yo mouth… and take you back to the days when bare-breasted, pin-up nose art adorned P-51s, generals had nick name like “Brute”, “Bull”, and “Howlin’ Mad” and “Blood and Guts”, and the victory was a word no one was “uncomfortable with”.
Come big, come ugly.
Left is the 70-ton Assault Breacher Vehicle, shown at Camp Pendleton; it is designed to detonate buried explosives, clearing the way for other vehicles and troops.
---70 tons, up to 45 mph, armed with a .50 (12.7 mm) M2 HB machine gun.
A bank of standard electrically operated grenade launchers are fitted one either side of the superstructure to cover the frontal arc.
Cost: $3.75 million.