Barack Obama, military genius is at it again. Just as he did with General Stanley McChrystal a couple of years ago, he is denying the military what they say they need to get the job done.
From the Daily Beast:
As Western diplomats meet this week in Baghdad to try to coax Iran’s leaders to disclose its full nuclear program, Gen. James Mattis will be keeping an eye on the Persian military.
Mattis wanted to send a third aircraft-carrier group to the Persian Gulf earlier this year, The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, in what would have been a massive show of force at a time when Iranian military commanders were publicly threatening to sink American ships in the Strait of Hormuz. The four-star Marine Corps general and CentCom commander believed the display could have deterred Iran from further escalating tensions, according to U.S. military officials familiar with his thinking.
But the president wanted to focus military resources on new priorities like China, and Mattis was told a third carrier group was not available to be deployed to the Gulf.
The carrier-group rebuff in January was one of several for the commander responsible for East Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Working for the Obama administration, Mattis has often found himself the odd man out—particularly when it comes to Iran.
Military sources close to the general tell The Beast that Mattis was worried that the president’s decision, announced in November, to fully withdraw from Iraq would leave the U.S. military without access to the country’s bases and with few options to project power in the region. The military had been negotiating with the Iraqi government for continued access to bases there for some intelligence, training, and counterterrorism missions until Obama announced his decision to the press in November.
Once again, Barack Obama military genius really screws things up.
The General in charge says he needs a third aircraft carrier. But Obama knows better.
Thanks to the Obama Defense budget cuts, pretty soon a third carrier anywhere is going to be an impossibility. Currently, the USS Enterprise is patrolling the Persian Gulf on what will be her final deployment. Enterprise will return to the United States late this year to be decommissioned. That will leave the United States with only ten aircraft carriers.
In the 1980’s, the Navy considered it essential that the United States have 15 aircraft carriers.
Because they are not all available at the same time. These ships have to go to and from their assignments. They have to spend time in port being repaired and reloaded and finally, the sailors and marines on the carrier and its support ships have these things called families they like to see occasionally.
Thanks to Bill Clinton and his “peace dividend,” the navy was shrunk. George Bush did the Navy no favors when he was President and Barack Obama is gutting the budget, making the navy now smaller than it has been at anytime since World War 1.
We live in the most dangerous times since World War 2. We have good men and women in our armed forced protecting us. And then we have Barack Obama, military genius, who knows more than those in uniform about protecting our nation.
Doesn’t that make you sleep better at night?
First, God Bless all our military and their families--I, for one, am sorry you have to take orders from the imposter in the WH.
Second, I pray that our military, from those in the Pentagon to those on the front lines, are paying attention to how BHO continually under minds their abilities to do their job and that if/when the time ever comes (and I pray that it doesn't) and he orders them to take up their arms against you and me/average Americans (ie, implementing Marshall law before/during/after the election), that they will remember his actions and refuse to take orders from the worst commander in chief in the history of our country. JMHO
P.S. Hey Barack Hussein Obama, hmm, hmm, hmm, how about showing us your selective service documentation before you make any more bonehead decisions that will put our dedicated military personnel in harms way???
They already tolerate a blatantly illegal usurper as president that is bent on the destruction of this country. What makes you think the leaders will not side with him in a bind?
Learn something new everyday--did not know this:
U.S. soldiers forced to wear U.N. logo?
. . .It was through Presidential Decision Directive 25 that Clinton ordered American troops to submit to the command of multilateral “peace” operations around the world. . .
This is all Bovine Scat !! He needs to be impeached and tried as a spy ...if not American, and tried as a traitor and a Spy IF he were to be a citizen.
Michael New is a sad case of justice denied... Phyllis Schlafly kept his plight in the public's eye, although many were never aware of this soldier's years of battle and brave stand for the Constitution many years before a Tea Party movement became its defender. See what Schlafly wrote about Michael New back in November of 1995. I think the Tea Party should adopt a "Michael New Award" to be given to individuals who defend the Constitution no matter the cost to their sacred honor.
Facts show that bho supports the MB and who supplys the MB --Iran== So just who do you think bho is really working for.. Its not America but the Islamic muslim terrorist...
I don't think Obama wants america to win anything.
Great pic....BoBo is a legend in his own mind...WHAT AN IDIOT!!!
This is just sick and misguided.
this burr headed obozo couldn't command a girls brownie troop , plus I wouldn't want him near a child of mine
The man HATES Our Military and has done everything he could/and is still doing to break their spirit. He stands for PC in a War? I have been keeping a list for only a short while as you will make note of the dates below. I am sure I don't have everything listed to show just how little respect he has for Our Military. He is the WORST President in the History of Our Nation as a Commander in Chief:
Obama:Obama decides the Ft Hood Shooting was a case of "Work place violence"; instead of Islam infiltrating Our Military;Rips the Military Budget as he gives politicians a raise;Cancels Military Retirement;Changes the Rule of Military Combat Pay;Ships shell casings of ammunition to China.Announces to the world about the cut in Nukes;Saudi(s) black mail him for more $$;Orders the Military to lie about Afghanistan;Flags are flown at half staff when a hero dies -- allows the American Flag at half mast for a black singer;Decides NOT to give a Purple Heart to the survivors of the Ft. Hood Shooting calling it "work place violence";Fraudulent Affirmative Action Picked for Head Drill Sergeant;Slashes 1,200 National Guard to 300 along the borders for Terrorists to enter;Despite his approving of Sodomy and Bestiality -- Military Restores Ban;Disrespects Seal families;Veterans' Cemetery must ban "GOD and Jesus from Military graves."Violates the rights of Military Chaplains.Lies about bin Laden's death...won't show pictures or video of Islamic burial at sea....lies about helicopter crashNo seals were Injured during Bin Laden raid...however, those who knew died (can't remember the exact number)Repeals DADT....Wanted injured military to pay for their own medical expenses because they had volunteered to fight in the military.....(12/28) Breaks Promise to Military and keeps Troops in Afghanistan until 2014(01/12) Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a "battleground" in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.(2/09) Obama Guts Military and gives Bureaucrats a Raise(2/10) Denies Hero(s) Purple Hearts -- calling Ft. Hood Shootings as Work Place Violence(2/14) Military Chaplains charged with sedition/Treason for teaching against sin(2/16) Military to Fake Belly, Breast to better understand how females in the Military feel;(2/25) Our Military burned Koran and Obama apologized causing the deaths of two Officers who were unarmed were shot in the back of the head in a secured location.2/26 Obama doesn't stand with Military as NATO tries to prosecute the Military men who burned Koran;(2/26) Military Refuses to take orders from him;(2/26) Takes healthcare away from Military;Triples co-pay on their insurance.(2/27) Obama mocks Military by burning a Bible(2/27) Military now responsible for their own health care (even when they come back from the Middle East without a limb, etc.)Under the Radar, he sends troops to 4 African countriesChanges Rules of EngagementForcing Troops to Lie about the Progress in AfghanistanObama threatens Chaplains: "You can't preach against me in chapel."(3/4/12) Obama threatens Chaplains: "You can't preach against me in chapel."(right after this) Chaplains cannot preach against sin3/27/2012 -- Tax "our" Military to give to HIS New Military4/14 - Army Generals Plead With Obama "Bring them HOME"(4/23) - Military Rates Obama as the worst President they have served with(4/25) Seals Blast Obama for using them as Campaign tools for going after Osama Bin Laden(05/01/12) Forcing New West Point Cadets to become PC for Muslims(05/04/12) Forced Our Military to shove their butts in the air praying position to Islam(05/05/12) Cuts Military Budget "again" setting us up for defeat(05/06/12) Chip under the skin for Military Personnel(05/09/12) Backs Taliban as they Kill Our Military
Navy Commander Fired Over Falsified Records REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
NAVY FIRED Five Attack Submarines CO's REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointees
Navy Fires 10th CO This Year REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
Navy Relieves CO of New Ship REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
Navy Medicine CO Fired for Poor Command Climate REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
USAF CHIEF OF STAFF FIRED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
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