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Impatient Obama moves up 9/11 moment of silence

Obama and his golf buddy Bill. (Twitter)
Obama and his golf buddy Bill. (Twitter)

For whatever unexplained reason, Barack Obama ordered the scheduled moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 victims be moved up. Continue reading Impatient Obama moves up 9/11 moment of silence

Despite Pentagon denial, Afghan boy rape known of for years

1355749273_1989_mullahAs the old saying goes, “what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” The guys with all the shiny stuff on their collars at the Pentagon just may have that adage picking at the proverbial scabs on their collective consciences about now. Especially in light of a number of Marines and soldiers recently accusing the brass of attempting to cover up an open secret in the Afghanistan theater of operations. And the accusation that the open secret is in so many words, American troops are directed to look the other way when Afghan men rape boys, even if the rape is taking place on an American military installation.  Continue reading Despite Pentagon denial, Afghan boy rape known of for years

Obama’s military; troop strength and military pay facing even more slashing

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Pettit (left) and Cpl. Matthew Miller with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment open fire on the enemy during an operation in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 3, 2009. Flickr.com photo sharing (Google Image labeled authorized for reuse).
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Pettit  and Cpl. Matthew Miller with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment open fire on the enemy during an operation in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 3, 2009.
Flickr.com photo sharing (Google Image labeled authorized for reuse).

Despite many Libertarian-leaning Republicans as well as more than a few in the Tea Party who embrace a non-interventionist sentiment, even those who seek a smaller federal government are admitting that an eviscerated Armed Forces is sorely in need of rebuilding. As reported by the government oriented The Hill news portal on April 5, 2015, two of the most prominent voices to keep America free of foreign military entanglements have come to realize the Pentagon is past due beefing up.

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