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HOW SAFE IS AMERICA'S NATIONAL DEFENSE WITH OBAMA? FEEL SAFER THAN YOU DID FOUR YEARS AGO?

evangelism_vision 2012/04/28 22:23:36
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With the Soviets increasing their ICBM inventory by 400, North Korea testing another Nuclear Weapon, Iran promising to destroy both Israel and the United States, do you feel safer than you did four years ago?

Then there was the open Mike when Obama told Soviet Representatives that He could do more for them after the Election and there was this photo:

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Disclaimer: Obama is not in uniform above to the left but then does he have to be?


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Chinese Military 300 Million strong and their Nuclear defenses are growing

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/obama-cut...

Obama cuts defense to the bone, and then some

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President Obama is determined to have national security on the cheap. Or to put it more accurately, he is willing to pare back defense spending to dangerously low levels so he can keep spending like there’s no tomorrow on the domestic side.

The Post reported:

The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new military strategy that shifts the Pentagon’s focus towards Asia and says the country’s dire budget problems necessitate a more restrained use of military force and more modest foreign policy goals.
The strategy will almost certainly mean a smaller Army and Marine Corps as well as new investments in long-range stealth bombers and anti-missile systems that are designed primarily to counter China’s military buildup. It explicitly states that America can make due with a smaller nuclear force.

It is somewhat jaw-dropping in its cavalier attitude toward national defense. Obama does not even keep up the pretense that the threats determine our defense budget. He’s decided to budget only enough for some threats.

Jamie Fly, executive director of the hawkish Foreign Policy Initiative, had this reaction when I inquired about the president’s proposed cuts: “The President laid out a strategy focused on ending wars rather than winning them. He also tried to shift blame for these defense cuts to Congress, even though it is he and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill who have repeatedly tried to cut the Pentagon’s budget rather than tackle runaway domestic discretionary spending and entitlements.” He argued this is reckless: “In an increasingly dangerous world, this strategy will result in a United States that is less secure and less able to influence the strategic landscape in the way that Americans have come to expect over the last sixty years. The president is managing decline rather than fighting to ensure that the twenty-first century remains an American one.”

Not surprisingly, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) blew a gasket. He released a statement that read:

This is a lead from behind strategy for a left-behind America. The President has packaged our retreat from the world in the guise of a new strategy to mask his divestment of our military and national defense. This strategy ensures American decline in exchange for more failed domestic programs. In order to justify massive cuts to our military, he has revoked the guarantee that America will support our allies, defend our interests, and defy our opponents. The President must understand that the world has always had, and will always have a leader. As America steps back, someone else will step forward.
An honest and valid strategy for national defense can’t be founded on the premise that we must do more with less, or even less with less. Rather you proceed from a clear articulation of the full scope of the threats you face and the commitments you have. You then resource a strategy required to defeat those threats decisively. One does not mask insufficient resources with a fuzzy world view and a strategy founded on hope and a hollow force.

In the fact sheet that accompanied McKeon’s statement he spelled out some of the implications of the president’s penny pinching. For example: “This strategy appears to walk away from the long standing commitment — across both Republican and Democratic Administrations — to size the force to respond to two near-simultaneous major contingency operations.” In addition: “The strategy abandons a half a century of U.S. global force presence, on the seas and at the invitation of our allies, that has been the guarantee of global security and has ensured continued U.S. economic supremacy.”

A series of Republican lawmakers released statements blasting the president. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt’s comment was typical: “The president comparing our defense spending to the defense spending of other countries is certainly in line with his thinking that America is just like every other country. In terms of our freedoms and our attractiveness as a target, I’m absolutely confident that our enemies do not view us as just another country. I’ve always said that everything needs to be on the table as we look for ways to reduce out-of-control federal spending, but I have real concerns about any move that weakens our nation’s defense.”

Outside critics of the president’s defense slashing were dismayed, but not surprised. Gary Schmitt of the America Enterprise Institute told me: “It’s a declinist strategy for a declinist president. And a key question is whether, when the administration submits its defense budget in a month, the Congress will step up to the plate and reverse course.”

The Post’s contributor and Brookings Institute scholar Robert Kagan e-mailed me this reaction: “The announcement of a new smaller-footprint approach to the world comes as Iraq begins to spiral into sectarian violence following [the] Obama administration’s premature and unnecessary withdrawal of all troops from Iraq. It is wishful thinking — engaged in by many a recent president — to imagine that we won’t need to deploy forces on a reasonably large scale sometime again in the not-too-distant future. Ironically, this current approach is the fulfillment of Don Rumsfeld’s dream. But our track record is clear — and it long predates the last administration. The U.S. has responsibilities and interests which sometimes require the use of military force, and sometimes deployments of troops on the ground. The world cannot be policed by drones and special forces alone.”

It’s a good thing we have an election coming up. The voters can decide whether it is wise, when the number of threats is proliferating and when Obama refuses to clamp down on domestic spending, for him to sacrifice national security in order to make his fiscal record look less horrendous than it is. The GOP should look for a nominee who can take the president on and make clear to the American people that national security must be the first, not the last, priority of the federal government



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  • Cat 1017 2012/04/29 11:59:44 (edited)
    I'M NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT ANY ATTACK
    Cat 1017
    +9
    I feel safer than the Bush years, yellow alert, red alert,were used so often, especially approaching elections.....They politicized 9/11 so much. it lost its relevance for me....It appeared to be a political scare tactic used too often, like the boy crying wolf....More has been done to eliminate the US enemies during the administration than the last....

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  • HOMBRE 2013/06/26 03:03:32
    HELL I DON'T FEEL SAFE WITH OBAMA AT ALL
    HOMBRE
    +1
    Obama has just about destroyed this country.
  • evangel... HOMBRE 2013/06/26 22:01:05
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    YES WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT... AS WAS PREDICTED IN THE 1950'S.....

    BUT... GOD IS IN CONTROL And I still believe in II CHRON 7:14
  • Ryan Thomas 2013/06/25 03:41:33
    I'M NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT ANY ATTACK
    Ryan Thomas
    As a total sum of money spending under Obama has risen on the military from 2008. Military defense spending remains at over 4 percent of GDP, after Obama restored funding lost due to the sequester. This spending level, at nearly 700 billion dollars spent on the military, is far higher than any other power on Earth.

    By comparison, the People's Republic of China spends but 120 billion. Even the European Union spends more than the PLA.

    The US navy has expanded with more ships under Obama. Given that they would be the main forces to meet the main potential enemy, China, Obama has done far more to provide for actual security than President Bush.

    China's military is not 300 million, it is 3 million.

    Estimates for the defeat of North Korea are several days at most.

    Spending as a percentage of GDP has fallen under budgets where Obama had control.

    Furthermore, just because you have a large military doesn't mean that this century will "Be an American one". The USSR outpaced the USA in military spending for the first time in 1971. Twenty years later they no longer existed.

    Obama did not withdraw troops from Iraq prematurely, he stuck to President Bush's timeline for withdrawal.

    This post is in general a collection of lies, deceit, and mis-truths, outdated by events or wrong entirely on the original information.
  • evangel... Ryan Th... 2013/06/25 14:59:07
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    I disagree you've been listening to the Liberal Leftist Command Central in the White house giving you that garbage...... Obama is screwing our Military and cutting our Nuclear defenses in half.

    AND IT'S NOT LIES BUT THE LIBERALS WILL SAY IT IS BECAUSE THEY FOLLOW THE PUPPET MASTER
  • Ryan Th... evangel... 2013/06/26 00:26:45
    Ryan Thomas
    Always funny to hear what people say when they do not have facts to back it up. Obama is decreasing total nuclear weapons, but these nuclear weapons that we will maintain will also be more accurate. Still have more than enough to cause huge damage.
  • evangel... Ryan Th... 2013/06/26 00:42:09
    evangelism_vision
    hahahahahahah Ya in you face Buddy ! I know what I am talking about BUT NICE TRY
  • Ryan Th... evangel... 2013/06/26 02:34:08
    Ryan Thomas
    Military budget is up, naval fleet is up, nuclear firepower has not decreased yet and even when it does we'll be replacing older nuclear weapons, research in new weaponry has increased in many regions.... So nope, you don't.
  • evangel... Ryan Th... 2013/06/26 03:01:51
    evangelism_vision
    Not going to argue with you. You believe whatever you want to.... I will do the same. But I disagree
  • Badger 2012/05/15 04:58:11
    Undecided
    Badger
    Honestly the international arena is calmer with Obama in office. Why because he is not a cowboy that will shoot first and maybe ask a question. He is willing to come to the table with foreign powers and discuss issues.
  • uguess 2012/05/12 16:50:18
    HELL I DON'T FEEL SAFE WITH OBAMA AT ALL
    uguess
  • evangel... uguess 2012/05/15 15:18:40
  • uguess evangel... 2012/05/15 16:00:02
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/05/15 16:34:05
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/05/07 08:48:12
    I'M NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT ANY ATTACK
    nothingbutthetruth
    President Obama has a great Security in place and we are much safer than we were before he took Office.
  • evangel... nothing... 2012/05/08 00:22:12
  • uguess nothing... 2012/05/15 16:00:09
  • Shirleywillow 2012/05/06 00:07:34
    I'M NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT ANY ATTACK
    Shirleywillow
    +1
    I feel safer with President Obama leading the way than anyone else at this point. We must always be watchful because there are people out there, as you know. who wish our country and people harm.
  • evangel... Shirley... 2012/05/06 19:37:39
    evangelism_vision
    GOOD LUCK!
  • Shirley... evangel... 2012/05/06 20:34:14
    Shirleywillow
    +1
    And to you!
  • evangel... Shirley... 2012/05/06 21:12:18
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    Don't have to worry about that either way because whatever Obama throws at the American people I am ready.
  • Shirley... evangel... 2012/05/07 21:17:17
    Shirleywillow
    +1
    I hope you're ready for whatever Romney throws at the American people should he get the chance. Not!
  • evangel... Shirley... 2012/05/09 03:10:06
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/05/09 03:14:11
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/05/09 03:15:31
  • nothing... Shirley... 2012/05/09 03:11:24
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    But, let's hope that doesn't happen because the people can't afford a Mitt Romney President!
  • evangel... nothing... 2012/05/09 03:12:49
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    AMERICA CAN'T AFFORD OBAMA EITHER
  • nothing... evangel... 2012/05/09 04:55:50
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    Yes, America can Afford President Obama! Every Country wish to have a Leader like him!
    Obamaaccomplishment
  • Shirley... nothing... 2012/05/09 05:20:55
    Shirleywillow
    +1
    Great comment.
  • nothing... Shirley... 2012/05/09 05:32:23
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    Thank you!(:
  • evangel... nothing... 2012/05/10 00:34:45
  • nothing... evangel... 2012/05/10 05:27:21
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    No, President Obama is the President of hope for a brighter tomorrow for everyone, not just the barely 1%
    !
    obamaaccomplishemt
    economychart
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/05/10 20:29:30
  • uguess evangel... 2012/05/15 16:00:57
  • nothing... evangel... 2012/05/09 03:10:22
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    President Obama has nothing bad to throw at anybody. He is the best Leader now to handle the economy and to move the people forward!
  • evangel... nothing... 2012/05/09 03:11:36
    evangelism_vision
    OH REALLY?

    DO YOU REALLY KNOW OBAMA? LET ME ENLIGHTEN YOU




    Obama's Ties to Socialism, Marxism, and Communism

    1. Obama's Father Wrote About Socialism - His father wrote a paper called "Problems With OurSocialism" that advocates 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land. Source: Greg Ransom, PrestoPundit

    2. Obama's Mother Was a "Communist Sympathizer" - " Friends describe her as a "fellow traveler", that is, acommunist sympathizer, from her youth, according to a March 27, 2007, Chicago Tribune report" Source: Spengler, Asia Times "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics - Barack Obama" Source: Tim Jones, Chicago Tribune

    3. Obama's Parents Met in a Russian Class (Back then it was the Communist USSR) - "His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (her father always wanted a son), was white and just 18 when they met in a Russian class" Source: Sharon Cohen, St Louis Times

    4. Obama's Teen Mentor was Frank Marshall Davis (a known CPUSA member) - "...through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at ...









































































    OH REALLY?

    DO YOU REALLY KNOW OBAMA? LET ME ENLIGHTEN YOU




    Obama's Ties to Socialism, Marxism, and Communism

    1. Obama's Father Wrote About Socialism - His father wrote a paper called "Problems With OurSocialism" that advocates 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land. Source: Greg Ransom, PrestoPundit

    2. Obama's Mother Was a "Communist Sympathizer" - " Friends describe her as a "fellow traveler", that is, acommunist sympathizer, from her youth, according to a March 27, 2007, Chicago Tribune report" Source: Spengler, Asia Times "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics - Barack Obama" Source: Tim Jones, Chicago Tribune

    3. Obama's Parents Met in a Russian Class (Back then it was the Communist USSR) - "His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (her father always wanted a son), was white and just 18 when they met in a Russian class" Source: Sharon Cohen, St Louis Times

    4. Obama's Teen Mentor was Frank Marshall Davis (a known CPUSA member) - "...through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his poetry and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just Frank." Source: Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in the Media "Kathryn Takara of the University of Hawaii, who wrote a dissertation on the life of Frank Marshall Davis, confirming Davis was a significant influence on Obama when the senator attended Punahou prep school in Hawaii from 1975 to 1979" Source: Jim Corsi, WorldNetDaily based on Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection (Cliff Kincaid and Herbert Romerstein)

    5. Obama's Brother Roy and Cousin Odinga are Marxists - "Barack Obama's older brother, Abongo "Roy" Obama. He is a Luo activist. militant Muslim and a Marxist." Source: Barbara Busby, 180people.com “The person who made me proudest of all,” Obama wrote, “was Roy Source: Bill Sammon, The Examiner "Odinga is a Marxist who reportedly has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shariah courts throughout the country" Source: Invenstor's Business Daily

    6. Obama Attended Socialist Conferences at Cooper Union - "He went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he'd become "one of those freaks you see on the streets around here." Source: H Kennedy, NY Daily News

    7. Obama Was Hand Picked by Alice Palmer to Succeed Her in the Illinois State Senate -"Nine years before Palmer picked Obama to be her successor, she was the only African-American journalist to travel to the Soviet Union to attend the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, according to an article Palmer wrote in the CPUSA newspaper, People's Daily World, June 19, 1986." Source: Jim Corsi, WorldNetDaily based on Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection (Cliff Kincaid and Herbert Romerstein)

    8. Obama's Run for the Illinois State Senate was Launched by a Fundraiser Organized at Bill Ayers' and Bernardine Dorhn's Chicago Home - Ayers and Dorhn are former terrorists from the Weather Underground who's SDS organization received financial contributions from the CPUSA. "Obama's run for the Illinois state Senate was launched by a fundraiser organized at Ayers' and Dorhn's Chicago home by Alice Palmer. Palmer had named Obama to succeed her in the state Senate in 1995, when she decided to run for a U.S. congressional seat." Source: Jim Corsi, WorldNetDaily based on Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection (Cliff Kincaid and Herbert Romerstein)

    9. Obama Had a Close Relationship with the "Anti-Capitalist" Group ACORN - "Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn)...Chicago Acorn appears to have played a major role in Obama’s political advance...Acorn’s radical agenda sometimes shifts toward “undisguised authoritarian socialism.” Source: Stanley Kurtz, National Review

    10. Obama Attended Several Meetings with the Democratic Socialists in Chicago and Was even Endorsed by Them - "Obama’s socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state senate seat. Later, the Chicago DSA newsletter reported that Obama, as a state senator, showed up to eulogize Saul Mendelson, one of the “champions” of “Chicago’s democratic left” and a long-time socialist activist. Obama’s stint as a “community organizer” in Chicago has gotten some attention, but his relationship with theDSA socialists, who groomed and backed him, has been generally ignored." Source: Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in the Media "In its broadest sense, democratic socialism could refer to any attempts to bring about socialism through democratic means as opposed to violent insurrection." Source: Wikipedia

    11. Obama Endorsed Openly Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders - Video " "Sanders is the first self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate." Source: Wikipedia

    12. Many Obama Supporters Idolize Che Guervara - Obama Campaign Worker Seen With Communist Cuba Flag

    Guevara later served as Minister of Industries, in which post he helped formulate Cuban socialism...Guevara played a key role in bringing to Cuba the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles that precipitated the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. During an interview with the British newspaper Daily Worker some weeks later, he stated that, if the missiles had been under Cuban control, they would have fired them against major U.S. cities." Source: Wikipedia

    More "Che" fans from Obama's site:

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    13. The Communist Party USA Endorsed Obama - "Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election." Source: CPUSA Website (This line has since been removed from the CPUSA website) - Search for this quote. Also see THIS post on the CPUSA blog...

    rom the blog: "Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama - This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialist... the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency...We support Barack Obama because he knows what is best for the people! Source: Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama Source: Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

    14. Obama's Church is Rooted in Liberation Theology which is Rooted in Marxism - " The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology" Source: TUCC Website "Simply put, Liberation Theology is an attempt to interpret Scripture through the plight of the poor. It is largely a humanistic doctrine. It started in South America in the turbulent 1950's when Marxism was making great gains among the poor because of its emphasis on the redistribution of wealth, allowing poor peasants to share in the wealth of the colonial elite and thus upgrade their economic status in life." Source: gotquestions.org

    15. Obama's Opening Band - The band that opened for Obama's Oregon rally (The Decemberists) is named after an 1825 revolt over the Imperial Russian succession (Decembrist revolt) that Meloy views as an attempted communist revolution. They also open many of their shows by playing the Soviet National Anthem... Source: Jeff Johnson, OneNewsNow Source: Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDailySource: Oleg Atbashian, Pajamasmedia

    Comparing Barack Obama to Self Described Socialist Bernie Sanders on socialismrelated policies:


    Barack Obama (ontheissues.org)

    Self Described Socialist Bernie Sanders (ontheissues.org)


    Favors topic 5:
    More federal funding for health coverage
    (-3 points on Economic scale) Strongly Favors topic 5:
    More federal funding for health coverage
    (-5 points on Economic scale)
    Strongly Opposes topic 6:
    Privatize Social Security
    (-5 points on Economic scale) Strongly Opposes topic 6:
    Privatize Social Security
    (-5 points on Economic scale)
    Strongly Favors topic 11:
    Make taxes more progressive
    (-5 points on Economic scale) Strongly Favors topic 11:
    Make taxes more progressive
    (-5 points on Economic scale)

    Barack Obama was rated as the #1 most liberal senator in 2007 (even ahead of Bernie Sanders!) - " Sen.Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings." Source: Brian Friel, Richard E. Cohen and Kirk Victor, National Journal

    Commentary on Barack Obama's Economic Policies - "Among other things, he is concerned about the "winner-take-all" economy where, he says, "the gains from economic growth skew heavily toward the wealthy." Actually, the gains from economic growth can skew toward anyone willing to work hard and make personal and family decisions that improve their chances for success. This is boilerplate wealth redistribution, an economic philosophy at the center of the former Soviet Union. Obama and Democrats wish to embrace it now in order to make more people dependent on government, rather than encourage people to rely on themselves and the opportunity America offers to most citizens, even illegal aliens. Guaranteed equal outcome is socialism. America was built on and sustained by a "can do" spirit. Today, too many are taught a "can't do" spirit. They are told that because of factors over which they have no control -- race, class, poverty -- it is impossible for them to do anything for themselves and so they must increasingly rely on government. Government doesn't cure poverty."Source: Cal Thomas via pressdemocrat

    About Obama's Health Care Plan - "the costs would be staggering" Source: Stuart Butler via William Neikirk, The Swamp

    "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it." - Ronald Reagan - Video
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  • evangel... nothing... 2012/05/10 20:27:19
    evangelism_vision
    SORRY COMRADE IF YOU LOVE OBAMA SO MUCH GOOD FOR YOU BUT TO ME HE IS THE ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES.

    HE IS MY ENEMY
    HE IS A TRAITOR
    A DOMESTIC TERRORIST

    ENEMY
  • nothing... Shirley... 2012/05/09 03:08:54
    nothingbutthetruth
    Good answer!
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/05/08 00:21:45
    evangelism_vision
    ************* OBAMA'S IDEA OF GREAT SECURITY FOR AMERICA **********
    Oh did I mention that he did not share it with you all except over an open Mike Woops!


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  • nothing... evangel... 2012/05/09 03:08:39
    nothingbutthetruth
    Let's wish the same for you too!
  • nothing... Shirley... 2012/05/09 03:08:13
    nothingbutthetruth
    Me too!

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