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  • wingover 9:39 am on March 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    CNN: Obama calls for a New World Order! 

    VIDEO – The New World Order on CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight.

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    • renz 5:14 am on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      NWO is part of satan’s plan to bring people away from faith to jesus.

  • wingover 11:14 am on February 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama OK with bombing sovereign Pakistan 

    Drone attacks to continue in Pakistan, CIA chief says – The Boston Globe.

    WASHINGTON – CIA Director Leon Panetta said yesterday that US aerial attacks against Al Qaeda and other extremist strongholds inside Pakistan would continue, despite concerns about a popular Pakistani backlash.

    “Nothing has changed our efforts to go after terrorists, and nothing will change those efforts,” Panetta said in response to questions about CIA missile attacks, launched from unmanned Predator aircraft. Although he refused to discuss details of the attacks – and the CIA will not confirm publicly that it is behind the strikes – Panetta said that the efforts begun under President George W. Bush to destabilize Al Qaeda and destroy its leadership “have been successful.”

    “I don’t think we can stop just at the effort to try to disrupt them. I think it has to be a continuing effort, because they aren’t going to stop,” Panetta said. The CIA has launched about three dozen Predator strikes in Pakistan since late last summer, two of them during the Obama administration.

    Better wake up or someday your sovereign country will be bombed!

     
  • wingover 5:33 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama continues perpetual war; OKs 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan 

    My Way News – Obama OKs about 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan.

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has approved adding about 17,000 U.S. troops for the flagging war in Afghanistan, administration, defense and congressional officials said Tuesday.

    The Obama administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it will send one additional Army brigade and an unknown number of Marines to Afghanistan this spring and summer. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement.

    About 8,000 Marines are expected to go in first, followed by about 9,000 Army troops.

    The new forces represent the first installment on a larger influx of U.S. forces widely expected this year. Obama’s decision would get several thousand troops in place in time for the increase in fighting that usually comes with warmer weather and ahead of national elections in August.

    The additional forces partly answer a standing request from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, who has sought as many as 30,000 additional U.S. forces to counter the resurgence of the Taliban militants and protect Afghan civilians.

    The United States has slightly more than 30,000 troops in Afghanistan now.

    The new units are a Marine Expeditionary Brigade unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and an Army Stryker brigade from Fort Lewis in Washington state.

    Ahead of his first foreign trip, Obama told a Canadian news organization that the United States will seek a more comprehensive, diplomatic approach to Afghanistan, where the U.S. has been engaged in war since 2001.

    “I am absolutely convinced that you cannot solve the problem of Afghanistan, the Taliban, the spread of extremism in that region solely through military means,” the president said in a White House interview with Toronto-based Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

    Obama is scheduled to make a quick day trip to Ottawa on Thursday.

     
    • Will Miller 6:36 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Com’on guys, this is the famous “Peace with Honor” strategy so famously employed by Richard Nixon after his campaign of 1968. The light is just at the end of the tunnel and we’ve got the body count to proof it, sorta.

    • Lyn 9:44 am on February 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I thought Obama was shuffling troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. Now he is sending troops from the US – that were to replace units serving in Iraq – into Afghanistan. Either way more American soldiers are being USED for Obama’s political gain. Military victory is not the goal for him.

      Don’t be fooled by Obama’s preaching about diplomacy or the failed strategy of the past. Obama lacks the character to make strategic decisions. And if he thinks diplomacy with the regional powers is going to help in Afghanistan then he is a fool (and he is.) Nobody in that part of the world is interested in doing anything to help America.

  • wingover 8:14 am on February 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama condones bombing sovereign Pakistan 

    US missile strike kills 25 militants in Pakistan | WORLD.

    A US missile strike killed at least 25 al Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Saturday, a senior Taliban official said.

    The strike by pilotless drones was the third such attack since US President Barack Obama took office last month and could ignite fresh popular anger in Pakistan over the cross-border raids from Afghanistan.

    Pakistan does not officially confirm the strikes but has said they violate the country’s sovereignty and increase resentment toward the Pakistani government and the United States.

     
  • wingover 10:06 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Michelle Obama hand signal? 

    obama-vogue

     
  • wingover 11:15 am on February 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Barack Obama Prescreens Reporters at Press-Conference 

    Barack Obama Prescreens Reporters at Press-Conference – WSJ.com.

    About half-way through President Obama’s press conference Monday night, he had an unscripted question of his own. “All, Chuck Todd,” the President said, referring to NBC’s White House correspondent. “Where’s Chuck?” He had the same strange question about Fox News’s Major Garrett: “Where’s Major?”

    The problem wasn’t the lighting in the East Room. The President was running down a list of reporters preselected to ask questions. The White House had decided in advance who would be allowed to question the President and who was left out.

    Presidents are free to conduct press conferences however they like, but the decision to preselect questioners is an odd one, especially for a White House famously pledged to openness. We doubt that President Bush, who was notorious for being parsimonious with follow-ups, would have gotten away with prescreening his interlocutors. Mr. Obama can more than handle his own, so our guess is that this is an attempt to discipline reporters who aren’t White House favorites.

    Few accounts of Monday night’s event even mentioned the curious fact that the White House had picked its speakers in advance. We hope that omission wasn’t out of fear of being left off the list the next time.

     
  • wingover 5:15 pm on February 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama Stands Behind ‘State Secrets’ Defense 

    ABC News: Obama Stands Behind ‘State Secrets’ Defense.

    President Obama’s pledge to turn the CIA’s involvement in secret detention and torture into a thing of the past was sharply tested today, and critics say he failed miserably.

    “This is not change,” said the American Civil Liberties Union. “This is definitely more of the same.”

    In a federal court hearing in San Francisco this morning, a representative of the Justice Department said it would continue the Bush policy of invoking the ‘state secrets’ defense, which has been used in cases of rendition and torture.

     
  • wingover 11:55 am on February 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama gives OK to CIA ‘renditions’ as he keeps elements of Bush’s war on terror 

    Obama gives OK to CIA ‘renditions’ as he keeps elements of Bush’s war on terror | Mail Online.

    Barack Obama has granted the CIA permission to continue carrying out the controversial Bush-era practice of extraordinary rendition, it has emerged.

    And he did so just two days after becoming president and vowing to dismantle his predecessor’s war on terror.

    As the new U.S. President issued orders shutting down the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay and fought to show the Muslim world that ‘America is not your enemy’, it was revealed that the renditions programme may even be expanded.

    Under executive orders signed by Mr Obama on January 22, two days after his inauguration, the CIA still has the authority to carry out renditions – secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

     
  • wingover 11:13 am on February 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama and Gun Control 

     
    • Anonymous 5:10 pm on February 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      DON’T LET THEM TAKE YOUR GUNS!!!!!!! IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.

  • wingover 1:19 pm on February 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama and Palin attend secret dinner 

    Palin arriving at the secret dinner

    Front Row Washington » Blog Archive » Obama shares spotlight with Palin at Alfalfa Dinner.

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama shared Washington’s high-society spotlight on Saturday night with an unlikely co-star — Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

    Wearing a black satin evening gown, Palin was spotted by journalists making her way into the ballroom at the Capitol Hilton for the Alfalfa Dinner, an annual closed-door roast of the city’s political and business elite.

    Following in the footsteps of White House predecessors, Obama served as headline speaker at the light-hearted black-tie affair, which in accordance with a 96-year tradition bars reporters.

    So it was not known whether the president had any choice words from the podium for Palin, who as Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 election rarely missed a chance to lash into Obama.

    But, according to a few of Obama’s joke excerpts released by the White House, he had a few zingers for his hard-driving chief of state, Rahm Emanuel, who has a reputation for sometimes harsh language.

    “It was actually Rahm’s idea to do the swearing-in ceremony again,” he said. “Of course, for Rahm, every day is a swearing-in ceremony.”

    “Rahm Emanuel is a real sweetheart,” Obama added. “Every week the guy takes a little time away to give back to the community. Just last week he was at a local school, teaching profanity to poor children.”

    Of his battle to guard part of his pre-White House lifestyle after his Jan. 20 inauguration, he said, “In just the first few weeks, I’ve had to engage in some of the toughest diplomacy of my life. And that was just to keep my Blackberry.”

    And Obama, the first black U.S. president, also poked fun at the Alfalfa Club’s founding in 1913 by a group of Southern gentlemen.

    “Many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old. And very confused,” Obama said.

     
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