Parasitic Leftists Stop Army Officer From Entering His Daughter’s School; Claim His Uniform Is Offensive

An Army Officer Was Walking His Daughter To School But Is Told He Can’t Enter For ‘Offensive’ Reason – Independent Journal Review

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A Lieutenant Colonel was escorting his daughter to Rochester Adams high school in Michigan, when the man in uniform was rudely informed that he would not be permitted to enter the premises.

The reason that the military officer was given? His uniform ‘might offend people.’

The security personnel hired by the school told the 24-year veteran Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker that if he wanted to take his daughter inside the building, he would have to go home and change clothes.

Lt. Col. Baker’s wife Rachel Ferhadson told WJBK, “before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you’re not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.”

The school superintendent Robert Shaner, who is a military veteran himself, went out of his way to apologize to the family for the misconduct of the security personnel.

But the question that should come to mind about protecting students from ‘taking offense’ at a soldier in uniform: what about offending a military officer in the U.S. Army with a long career of service defending Americans from enemies of the country, while putting his life on the line to do it?

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Ruskies Practicing Cruise Missile Strikes Against U.S. – Obama Continues To Golf

Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes On U.S. – Washington Free Beacon

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Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.

The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near Iceland, Greenland, and Canada’s northeast.

Analysis of the flight indicated the aircraft were conducting practice runs to a pre-determined “launch box” – an optimum point for firing nuclear-armed cruise missiles at U.S. targets, said defense officials familiar with intelligence reports.

Disclosure of the nuclear bombing practice comes as a Russian general last week called for Moscow to change its doctrine to include preemptive nuclear strikes on the United States and NATO.

Gen. Yuri Yakubov, a senior Defense Ministry official, was quoted by the state-run Interfax news agency as saying that Russia’s 2010 military doctrine should be revised to identify the United States and the NATO alliance as enemies, and clearly outline the conditions for a preemptive nuclear strike against them.

Yakubov said among other needed doctrinal changes, “it is necessary to hash out the conditions under which Russia could carry out a preemptive strike with the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces” – Moscow’s nuclear forces.

The practice bombing runs are the latest in a series of incidents involving threatening Russian bomber flights near the United States. Analysts say the bomber flights are nuclear saber-rattling by Moscow as a result of heightened tensions over the crisis in Ukraine.

A spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command declined to comment on the bomber flights in the North Atlantic.

No U.S. or Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the Bear-H bombers since the aircraft stayed outside the North American Air Defense Identification Zone.

Additional details of the incident that took place over the Labrador Sea, the stretch of the Atlantic between Greenland and Canada’s Labrador Peninsula, could not be learned.

However, officials said it took place during the NATO summit in Wales that was held Thursday and Friday.

The summit statement criticized “Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine [which] have fundamentally challenged our vision of a Europe whole, free, and at peace.”

In response to Russia’s actions, the alliance agreed to create a new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force in Eastern Europe that can deploy military forces in days.

“If required, they will also facilitate reinforcement of allies located at NATO’s periphery for deterrence and collective defense,” the NATO statement said.

U.S. Army troops will lead an international military exercise inside western Ukraine later this month. The exercises, known as “Rapid Trident 2014,” will begin Sept. 15 and include troops from several NATO and NATO-partner states, including Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and the United States.

Russian nuclear forces will conduct a large-scale exercise in mid-September, state news agencies reported.

The Tu-95 is a nuclear-capable bomber that is outfitted with six AS-15 nuclear-armed cruise missiles. The missiles have a range of over 1,800 miles.

Google Earth analysis reveals that a Tu-95 launch box located in the Labrador Sea and firing AS-15 missiles would be in range of Ottawa, New York, Washington, and Chicago, and could reach as far south as the Norfolk Naval base.

However, air-launched cruise missiles fired from that location and outside the air defense identification zone would be unable to reach Kings Bay, Georgia – the homeport for U.S. ballistic missile submarines and a key strategic nuclear target.

Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon strategic policymaker and currently senior analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy, said Russian leaders frequently issue public nuclear threats because they regard their nuclear arsenal as the main element of their great power status.

“Putin began what he called bomber ‘combat patrols’ in 2007 and they continue,” Schneider said. “They are designed to intimidate as well as practice nuclear bomber attacks.”

Schneider said that since the Ukraine crisis triggered by Moscow’s military annexation of Crimea, “there have been substantial numbers of all types of standard Russian nuclear threats.”

He said the threats have included nuclear exercises, bomber flights, and public statements, including Putin’s suggestion that NATO ‘not mess with us’ because Moscow remains a nuclear power.

Northern Command has confirmed that Russian strategic bomber flights increased sharply over the past six months.

Last month, at least 16 bomber incursions by the Russians took place within the northwestern U.S. and Canadian air defense zones over a period 10 days. It was the largest number of incursions since the end of the Cold War. U.S. fighter jets intercepted the Russian aircraft and followed them until they excited the defense zone.

In June, Russian bombers flew over the arctic prompting intercepts by Canadian fighters on two occasions. The Canadian government called the stepped up bomber flights a “strategic message” from Moscow amid heightened tensions.

And on June 20, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the test launch of six AS-15 missiles from a Bear bomber during military exercises.

That same month, on June 9, two Russian Bear bombers flew within 50 miles of the California coast in the closest strategic bomber flights near a U.S. coast since the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of nuclear forces, said last month that he is concerned both by large-scale Russian nuclear exercises and by increased bomber flights near the United States.

“Clearly, we at the U.S. Strategic Command do monitor the strategic environment,” Haney said noting large-scale nuclear exercises during the Ukraine crisis.

“Any nation state has the right to train,” he added. “It’s just interesting how that information [on nuclear forces exercises] is readily available on YouTube. Clearly, the actions associated with Ukraine are problematic.”

On long-range strategic aircraft flights, Haney said: “I will say that the business of them coming close to the United States of America, we take very seriously.”

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U.S. Air Force Restores “So Help Me, God” As Mandatory Part Of Oath

‘So Help Me God’ Restored As Mandatory Part Of Air Force Oath – AL

A year after an airman at Maxwell Air Force Base was allowed to take an oath without saying “so help me God,” the Air Force has quietly reversed course and once again made the phrase mandatory.

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“Reciting ‘So help me God’ in the reenlistment and commissioning oaths is a statutory requirement under Title 10 U.S.C. §502,” Air Force spokesperson Rose Richeson told Military.com, adding that Air Force Instruction on the oath is consistent with the language mandated in the law.

“Airmen are no longer authorized to omit the words ‘So help me God’,” she said.

The issue first came up last year when an officer candidate at Maxwell threatened to sue if made to say “so help me God” as part of graduation events. Airman Jonathan Bise was later allowed to take a secular oath and was reissued a new version of the written oath with any reference to God removed. At the time, Maxwell officials said they had operated under the mistaken assumption the phrase was required.

Air Force: Congress would have to change oath

The Air Force’s instruction spells out the active-duty oath of enlistment and ends with the phrase “so help me God.” The old version included an exception: “Note: Airmen may omit the words ‘so help me God,’ if desired for personal reasons.” That section now only lists the active-duty oath of enlistment without any options to leave out “so help me God.”

The Air Force told Air Force Times it cannot change the oath unless Congress takes action to mandate such an alteration.

Use of the phrase came up again this month when an airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was told he would not be allowed to continue unless he recited the oath that referenced God.

The airman’s attorney, Monica Miller, said the Air Force’s decision was “unbelievable.”

“The government cannot compel a nonbeliever to take an oath that affirms the existence of a supreme being,” Miller told Military.com. “Numerous cases affirm that atheists have the right to omit theistic language from enlistment or reenlistment contracts.”

Miller is part of the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center in Washington, which also handled the Maxwell case.

She said she has given the Air Force two weeks to allow the airman to reenlist using an alternative oath or face further legal action.

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Sniper In Afghanistan Sets New World Record For Longest Kill Shot

New World Record Set For Longest Sniper Kill In Afghanistan – The Examiner

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According to a report in the Telegraph newspaper there has been a new record set for the longest kill shot in Afghanistan.

GPS aids supposedly “measured the distance the bullet traveled at 2815 meters”, beating the previous record of 2475 meters for a confirmed kill.

The shot was taken by a commando sniper team in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

“Through binoculars at a distance invisible to the naked eye they spotted a group of Taliban. The soldiers having means of identifying targets went through a process of obtaining verification and permission to engage. Two marksmen using Barrett M82A1 50 caliber rifles simultaneously fired. The bullets were six seconds in the air. One killed the Taliban commander. It is not known for certain which sniper fired the fatal shot. While there have been no triumphant press releases, in the tight global Special Forces sniper community the shot is much discussed, because it seems certain to be a world record” (source: Taliban remain in fear of lethal strikes, writes Chris Masters http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/taliban-remain-in-fear-of-lethal-strikes-writes-chris-masters/story-e6frezz0-1226504862496).

The M82A1 50 caliber is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. A heavy SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle), is in use by many units and armies around the world.

At that distance the targeted Taliban would not have heard the gunfire that killed him.

The article noted that the previous world record achieved by British Corporal Craig Harrison occurred also in Helmand in November 2009. Firing from a distance of 2475m, Harrison killed two Taliban.

See video: Longest Sniper Kill Ever 1.5 Miles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MK4SEoBFXk

The names of the snipers involved are not known but they are thought to be members of the Australian Defense Force Delta Company of 2 Commando Regiment, based on the information in the Telegraph report, which was dated less than 24 hours ago.

See video: Aussie Joint Sniper Training – Very cool… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzSEARd065I

See also: Marine sniper engages Taliban with Barrett M107 .50 cal rifle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2JZgkLIzSg&feature=related

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A sobering question or America, and Americans

We are hearing about “imminent” threats of terror attacks, and our southern border. Naturally, anyone living near our border has been especially wary of such a risk for years now. Our border security is a joke frankly. Not because we, as a nation can’t do far better, but because our political leaders largely refuse to take it seriously. Now though, we hear talk of the Islamic State possibly working with drug cartels in Mexico

The citizens living within practical driving distance of the border may want to rethink what constitutes “everyday carry” if this Judicial Watch alert is correct and the well-funded and highly mobile Islamic State is staging on the border for an attack :

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

So, a question came to me this morning. if we do see a terror attack, or maybe a series of attack launched from our border, what will we do. AS individuals, we should take Bob Owens advice

Until this threat is lifted, I’d suggest that folks within driving distance of the border might want to think about adapting their everyday carry gear to the increased threat.

It could be as simple as actually carrying your carry gun instead of leaving it in the gun safe (which is what most gun owners with concealed carry permits do, most of the time). It could mean adding an extra magazine and a tactical light to your on-body gear, or adding an individual first aid kit (IFAK) or trauma dressing to a briefcase, backpack, or purse.

If I were in Texas near El Paso, just across the Rio Grande from where they suggest that the attack may come, I might consider adding a “truck gun” to my vehicle along with spare magazines, providing that I could find a way to store it all securely.

I would add to that a need for all of us to be more wary, and cautious, especially if we reside very close to the border. Kidnappings are a definite risk I would think. We must understand that we are facing a very real enemy, and a very brutal enemy.

What will we do, as a nation though? How will we respond militarily if a terror attack is launched across our border? This might be the most important question we can ask. What will our leaders allow our military to do? Would they have the wisdom to understand that we must crush, and crush brutally, any threat to our security? Would they play the half measures game? Airstrikes, and limited ground troops? Or would we, as a nation, have the ability to grasp that this threat must be eradicated? We can look at Israel, we can see what that nation deals with can’t we? Are we going to become another Israel? Are we going to go through the daily threat of rocket attacks, or incursions across our border? Lastly, is America ready to ignore the “international community” and their fake outrage if we are attacked? 

There is a truth about war that is lost in today’s world. The most merciful war is one that is won as quickly and decisively as possible. The Leftist idea that war should be waged only in proportional fashion is both clueless and immoral. This is the box Israel has allowed itself to be put into. I quake in fear the the United States would allow the same thing here. And, yes, I think we all know that any response by the United States to a terror attack would be met with howls of outrage and calls for “measured” responses from the International Community of Buffoons. Are we ready to ignore those buffoons, and do what we must. Again, we have the worlds greatest military, would we have the tenacity to use it to crush the threat quickly and decisively? Or do we wish to have perpetual war?

Russia Invading Ukraine (Videos)

Russia Invaded Ukraine This Morning – Yid With Lid

Both the NY Times and Fox News are reporting that Russia has sent troops into Ukrain this morning. Apparently Putin’s forces started firing grad missiles at Ukrainian troops beginning at around 11:00AM Ukraine time (4:00AM EDT) and an hour and half later columns of Russian tanks entered Ukraine territory

The goal apparently is to stave off a defeat of the separatists and begin a war of attrition.

They later entered Ukraine from Veselo-Voznesenka and Maximovo of the Rostov region in Russia.

Ukrainian border guards retreated because they didn’t have heavy equipment.

Meanwhile, a top NATO official said Thursday that at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment and have been in direct “contact” with Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties.

Brig. Gen. Nico Tak told reporters at NATO headquarters that the ultimate aim of Russia was to stave off defeat for the separatists and turn eastern Ukraine into a “frozen conflict” that would destabilize the country “indefinitely.

NATO estimated that another 20,000 Russian troops were right over the Russian border.

A senior defense official told Fox that the Russians have been firing artillery at Ukrainian troops for days but U.S. officials are not ready to declare that Russia has begun invading Ukraine.

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt posted the following statement in three Twitter messages Thursday: “Russian supplied tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and multiple rocket launchers have been insufficient to defeat Ukraine’s armed forces. So now an increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in fighting on Ukrainian territory. Russia has also sent its newest air defense systems including the SA-22 into eastern Ukraine & is now directly involved in the fighting.”

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s made this address to the country (English translation by Ukraine Today)

Today, due to the deteriorating situation in the southern Donetsk region in the area of Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo as a result of the deployment of Russian army units on Ukrainian territory, I have decided to cancel my official visit to Turkey. Seven bilateral meetings of great importance to Ukraine were planned, but at this moment the place for the Ukrainian President is here in Kyiv.

Today the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council will meet to develop a plan of action in light of the worsening situation. We will be calling for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. The world must respond to the sharp deterioration in the situation in Ukraine.

I appeal to our partners in the European Union to call an emergency meeting of European Union member states where we must urgently address the situation in Ukraine.

Though Russia continues to deny any participation in the conflict. Incredibly Aleksandr Zakharchenko, a rebel commander and the prime minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said in an interview on Russian state-run television that the Russian soldiers are just spending their vacations at war.

There are active soldiers fighting among us who preferred to spend their vacation not on the beach, but with us, among their brothers, who are fighting for their freedom.

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Early this morning the Administration announced the National Security Council would be meeting today at 3:00PM EDT to discuss the latest ISIS moves. One would suspect that Ukraine will be added to the agenda. Hopefully this time they come up with stronger sanctions than previous punishments which have been the diplomatic equivalent of cutting off Putin’s cable TV for a few days.

UPDATE: CNN says the invasion is the real deal

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