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Josh Earnest Says White House Doesn’t Care About Hillary Clinton Gifting Disclosures…

dApril 24, 2015

The Last Refuge: There’s really not much to add other than watch the video. Supposedly, according to media reports, there was a set of rules, policies and/or guidelines in place when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Those rules were supposedly drafted by the White House and required specific disclosures and compliance requirements.

Today, facing FACTUAL EVIDENCE that those rules were never followed, the White House essentially says “meh, who cares”?

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HAD ENOUGH YET?

Never Forget

Never Forget

April 24, 2015

A Montpelier View:

John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute reminds us of a sentiment expressed by John F. Kennedy: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  In time for Memorial Day, Mr. Whitehead reminds us, however, that the war on America’s military veterans continues.  You can read his commentary here.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Well, maybe not.Let’s be clear about this, however.  A war on American veterans has been going on for a long time now.  One may even recall how Janet Napolitano warned that American military veterans pose the greatest terrorist threat to the United States.

I read recently that she stands by this assessment now that she is no longer Secretary of Homeland Security and according to a recent report, CNN’s Ashley Bancroft agrees with her.

I have a different take on this.  I think the greatest threat to the United States and its people is the political apparatus that unashamedly gave us such prominent figures as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Dick Durban, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, and any of the millions who voted for these low creatures.

As we approach Memorial Day, I simply wonder … Have you had enough of this yet, America?

More at A Montpelier View

Permission was given by A Montpelier View to Lorra B. to post articles in their entirety.

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Obama’s Pentagon Caught In Mass Murder Of US Troops Coverup

(Screenshot Credit, Mad World News)

(Screenshot Credit, Mad World News)

April 24, 2015

Mad World News:

by Brandon Walker

On April 27, 2011, just months before the bungled Extortion 17 made headlines, America suffered a loss eerily similar to the Ft. Hood Massacre at the hands of an Afghanistan colonel overseas. New damning details are emerging on the incident that indicate the Pentagon swept major evidence under the rug. Investigative reports indicate that they not only hid details about the Afghanistan Air Force colonel that did it, but he was paid to kill our troops.

It was labeled one of the biggest “green on blue” attacks in the Afghanistan war. These attacks of Afghanistan insurgents and terrorists dressing in military uniform to kill US troops have been “trending,” according to the Pentagon. Despite our “allies” in Afghanistan being probed for drug running and other corruption, President Obama and his Pentagon has insisted on U.S. Soldiers training and working with troops that they can not trust. This has resulted in the mass murder of several of our military members.

On April 27, 2011, several U.S. troops paid the price for this. Afghanistan Colonel Ahmad Gul walked into the U.S. Air Force office area. He pulled out his gun and killed eight U.S. Air Force personnel and a U.S. Civilian contractor. The armed Afghanistan troops in the area did nothing to stop him and received no injuries. Some of those personnel had just arrived in country to investigate the corruption in the Afghanistan forces working beside our military.

The cover up of the incident by the Pentagon started almost immediately. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) was not allowed on the scene for four days. Gul was found later with two bullet wounds to the chest. It was initially reported as a suicide, but the story changed as more details of how he was found leaked to the press.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the effect found in their own reports, the Pentagon claimed to find no conclusive evidence of Taliban involvement — even though the terror group immediately claimed credit for the attack. (PJ Media)

The Pentagon stated the investigation also could establish no link between the massacre and alleged abuses by the Afghan air force to transport drugs and weapons around the country. Multiple CENTCOM and Air Force investigations claimed to find no motive for the attack. The family begged for closure, and something didn’t sit right. Finally, at the end of 2014, a whistle blower came forward, believing it was a paid set up.

Six months later, it turns out the whistle blower was absolutely correct. While the US claimed there was no motive, a United Nations team tracked substantial payments to the killer and his family that were made days prior to the incident.

It all came down to following the money.

It shouldn’t come as a shock, but the Pentagon played their hand when they wrote a baffling report, giving the motive for the mass murder, then later stating there was no motive. The report has several witnesses all claiming the same thing, yet the official “reports” all determined Gul’s motives were “elusive”?

Witnesses told investigators that Gul became increasingly radical in his religious views in the years leading up to the shooting and was deeply angry at the U.S. invasion of his home country — even saying on more than one occasion that he “wanted to kill Americans” (Air Force Times)

Now, we have reports from the U.N., and a task force leader, who was investigating corruption, coming forward and stating that Gul was a paid hit man. It was determined that Gul received at least $50,000 from a used car lot in Afghanistan just prior to the killings. More payments followed, right up to his death. Someone was also paying off his gambling debts, which was thought to be in the hundreds of thousands.

“The use of used car dealerships throughout Afghanistan, Persian Gulf and their connections in Pakistan and Iran are widely known among Afghan and U.S. intelligence,” said the former senior Afghan official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. (TheBlaze)

It’s not that all of the “green on blue” attacks stopped after they found Gul’s body either. They have escalated for the years since the cover up. In January of this year, three Americans and an Afghan military official were killed in another deadly shooting at the Kabul airport. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid said on Twitter that the attacker was an “infiltrator … from Laghman province working inside Kabul airport” and that “infiltrator was martyred by return fire.”

This month, 22-year-old John Dawson from the 101st Airborne was killed during an escort mission by “friendly fire.”

Since they have started looking into these killings, and the investigation led to the money trail on Gul, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Sally Stenton says that the Pentagon is either inept or lying. I don’t believe that our military leaders are that inept. This could very well be the same tactics that lead to the bungled Extortion 17 a few months after Gul killed our men at their desks. The Taliban has threatened even more attacks.

How many more cover ups and deaths of soldiers do we have to take before they either untie our military’s hands and let them do their jobs, or bring our boys and girls home?

(h/t: Freedom Outpost)

More at Mad World News

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

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VLADIMIR PUTIN: THANKS TO HILLARY, I NOW OWN AMERICA’S URANIUM FUTURE!

April 24, 2015

The Canada Free Press

By Andrew G. Benjamin 

Comment by Jim Campbell

“When the door is finally slammed shut on their political history, the Clinton’s will likely be a synonym for corruption, lies, scandal and murder.

We will show you ‘The difference it makes.’  It’s over for Hill and Bill, say no more.”

The Canada Free Press

By Andrew G. Benjamin 

 April 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign releases rebuttal to stories about her corruption and greed: “There isn’t a shred of evidence.”

That’s true.
Not a shred.
A mountain.

A $140 million mountain that landed at the Clinton Foundation, courtesy of Vladimir Putin, who may have also sent a bouquet of roses with the money transfers.

Team Hill adds: “It’s a RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY financed by the Koch Brothers!”

Sure it is.

Questions keep arising about the largest deposit-only ATM machine in the world: The Clinton Foundation.

Just as the Clinton Foundation is refiling its taxes for the last five years, we hear that Hillary Clinton expects to raise an unheard record $2.5 billion for her presidential run. With these new stories hitting the headlines daily, the left is circling the wagons around Hillary. What you’ll read next is about the woman the progressive left presents to the American people as its viable presidential candidate, the person that represents the political left’s values.

Several sources reveal allegations about the Clintons self-enriching through the sale of political favors at the expense of America’s national security. These recall earlier stories now confirmed: the Clintons selling of missile secrets to the Chinese. Behind these curtain calls are other chapters that raise the curtain to reveal how the largest North American uranium refiners’ executives “charitably” and brazenly funneled money to the Clintons and their cohorts.

This group of American and Canadian investors and executives first built, and then sold off to (whom Mitt Romney correctly identified during the presidential debates, America’s primary nuclear-armed enemy), the Russians, the largest and most productive North American uranium mining enterprise.

The New York Times’ headline:

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

More at The Canada Free Press

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

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Watch: OBAMA PICKS A FIGHT WITH FOX NEWS IN LATEST SPEECH, FOX HOSTS HIT BACK

dApril 24, 2015

Comments by Jim Campbell:

“Once again Obama baffles with (In French: Bull Merde).

The fool must think we are really stupid, but “We the People,” know who the real fool is.

Each time he speaks his mouth overflows, he can’t help himself, such is the life of a psychopath and pathological liar.”d

“While good affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it turns out it’s working pretty well in the real world,” Obama said.

Naturally, the hosts and commentators over at Fox News didn’t take too kindly to Obama’s decision to pick a fight with the news network.

Greta Van Susteren ended her show Thursday night by addressing the unpresidential statement.

“When leaders blame others, they sure don’t look like leaders. They look absolutely childish.” She said the country needs Obama to “act presidential” and not use policy speeches as a platform “to settle petty scores.”

More at Red Alert Politics

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

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BREAKING: LORETTA LYNCH CONFIRMED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

dApril 23, 2015

FoxNews.com:

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

“Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, was facing questions about why she let multiple bank employees who funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian government, Middle Eastern terrorists and Mexican drug cartels walk away without criminal prosecution.

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Sen. David Vitter, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  launched an investigation into the matter. He cited the concern as a reason to delay Senate confirmation of Lynch, who was nominated to replace Eric Holder as the chief law enforcement officer in the United States.

“If Loretta Lynch and [the Justice Department] swept under the rug a serious money laundering scheme involving Mexican drug cartels and terrorist organizations, we need to know a heck of a lot more about it,” Vitter told The Daily Signal.

Of course this was swept under the rug, did you hear or see it any other place?”

Ten Republicans voted for her.

Senator Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican who faces re-election next year, was among those in her party who voted for Ms. Lynch. “Ms. Lynch is a well-respected U.S. attorney with a proven record and significant experience handling difficult cases,” Ms. Ayotte said in a prepared statement. “After meeting with her and reviewing her qualifications, I believe she is clearly qualified and has the necessary experience to serve as Attorney General.”

Another Republican running for re-election, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, also gave Ms. Lynch a thumbs-up.

Ms. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and, Angus King and Susan Collins did the same.

When the final names are released it will be time to mount a serious attack in upcoming elections against the five yet unknowns.

Serious consideration should be given by the Republican controlled House of Representatives at refusing to fund any projects in the states of those senators voting aye.

Published April 23, 2015

FILE: Dec. 2, 2014: Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.

DEVELOPING … 

The Senate has voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, ending a months-long delay. 

Lynch was confirmed on a 56-43 vote. 

Complete list of Republicans will be provided, at the time of this posting it appears to be a closely guarded secret.

More at FoxNews.com

Disclaimer: This was not written by Lorra B.

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Clinton Family Foundation Received Millions In Undisclosed Russian Contributions During Uranium Mineral Deal…

dApril 23, 2015

The New York Times: (H/T The Last Refuge)

The New York Times begins digging into some of the quid-pro-quo elements outlined in the upcoming book “Clinton Cash”. A review of a Russian bid to control U.S. Uranium mine interests exposes millions of undisclosed donations to the Clinton Family Foundation which occur during critical timeframes requiring coincidental approval by Secretary Clinton.

President Obama, Officials Attend 9/11 Memorial Museum Opening CeremonyNew York Times […] Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show. (read more)

Even the New York Times has a tough time avoiding the obvious.  Make sure to read the entire article.

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

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More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel To Be Used On Air Force One For Obama’s Trip To Everglades On Earth Day

President Barack Obama makes waves from the steps of Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 15, 2015. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama makes waves from the steps of Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 15, 2015. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

April 23, 2015

CBS DC:

With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.

Obama’s trip to the Everglades on Wednesday, timed to coincide with Earth Day, marks an attempt to connect the dots between theoretical arguments about carbon emissions and real-life implications. With his climate change agenda under attack in Washington and courthouses across the U.S., Obama has sought this week to force Americans to envision a world in which cherished natural wonders fall victim to pollution.

According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Everglades will cover 1,836 miles roundtrip and consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One.

Snapshot

In Florida, rising sea levels have allowed salt water to seep inland, threatening drinking water for Floridians and the extraordinary native species and plants that call the Everglades home. Christy Goldfuss of the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality said without stepped-up action, Joshua Tree National Park could soon be treeless and Glacier National Park devoid of glaciers.

“Regardless of the political debate, there are decisions being made in communities in Florida and across this country to make changes to the way they live as a result of climate change,” Goldfuss said.

Those political overtones were impossible to avoid.

Gov. Rick Scott has attracted national attention over his resistance to acknowledging man-made causes of climate change head-on. “I’m not a scientist,” the Republican famously claimed when asked about climate predictions that show Florida to be one of the states most threatened by rising seas and stronger storms.

Yet it was allegations by some former state employees that Scott’s administration banned them from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming” that drew the strongest protest from the White House. Scott has denied any such policy, and on Tuesday he accused Obama of cutting millions in his budget for repair of an aging dike around Florida’s largest freshwater lake.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said denying the reality of climate change constituted failure of leadership and a grave disservice to future generations. He said Obama’s commitment to the Everglades measures up well compared to a governor who “has outlawed employees in the State of Florida from even uttering the word ‘climate change.’”

“It’s a little rich for someone who has made that declaration that somehow the president has not been sufficiently committed to defending the Everglades from the causes of climate change,” Earnest said.

Ahead of Obama’s visit, Scott sought to put the blame on Washington and Obama in particular for leaving the state on the hook for the Everglades’ repair, even though it’s Congress — not Obama — who controls the federal purse strings.

More at CBS DC

Disclaimer: This was not written by Lorra B.

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WHY GEORGE W. BUSH LET A SOLDIER’S MOM YELL AT HIM

dApril 23, 2015

The Daily SignalBy Dana Perino

(H/T We The People)

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

“The answer to the title above is very simple.  Once the attack on 9-11-01 and Congress approved the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it was never about him, it was always about his troops.

Those who may be unsure of President W. Bush’s legacy look no further than his autobiography, “Decision Points.”

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It was his goal to become the “Education President.” little did he know when America transformed itself onto a war footing, that the right man was in the right place to lead as a beloved commander-in-chief.

Unlike Obama, the troops believed President George W. Bush cared for them, which he did and still does.

Again unlike today, our troops have little faith in Obama as he has given our exact departure dates from both Afghanistan and Iraq.

What sane person in uniform would want to be the last to lose a limb or pay the ultimate sacrifice with his life in wars far away that the U.S. Government had already given up on?

In “Decision Points” President George W. Bush, takes full responsibilities of the continual screw ups in America’s goal to rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein.  It’s a great read.”

The Daily Signal

President George W. Bush meets with U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore Cavallaro while visiting troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.(Photo: Eric Draper/White House/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

News of America’s military men and women were wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan almost overwhelmed me on some days. I may have sounded strong when I was talking to the press, but sometimes I had to push my feelings way down in order to get any words out of my mouth to make statements and answer questions.

The hardest days were when President Bush went to visit the wounded or families of the fallen. If it was tough for me, you can only imagine what it was like for the families and for a president who knew that his decisions led his troops into battles where they fought valiantly but were severely injured or lost their lives.

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He regularly visited patients at Walter Reed military hospital near the White House. These stops were unannounced because of security concerns and hassles for the hospital staff that come with a full blown presidential visit.

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One morning in 2005, Scott McClellan sent me in his place to visit the wounded warriors. It was my first time for that particular assignment, and I was nervous about how the visits would go.

The president was scheduled to see twenty-five patients at Walter Reed. Many of them had traumatic brain injuries and were in very serious, sometimes critical, condition. Despite getting the best treatment available in the world, we knew that some would not survive.

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We started in the intensive care unit. The Chief Naval Officer (CNO) briefed the president on our way into the hospital about the first patient we’d see. He was a young Marine who had been injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. After his rescue, he was flown to Landstuhl U.S. Air Force Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At his bedside were his parents, wife, and five-year-old son.

“What’s his prognosis?” the president asked.

The military aide presented the Marine with the award for a second time. The president had tears dripping from his eyes onto the Marine’s face.

“Well, we don’t know sir, because he’s not opened his eyes since he arrived, so we haven’t been able to communicate with him. But no matter what, Mr. President, he has a long road ahead of him,” said the CNO.

We had to wear masks because of the risk of infection to the patient. I watched carefully to see how the family would react to President Bush, and I was worried that they might be mad at him and blame him for their loved one’s situation. But I was wrong.

The family was so excited the president had come. They gave him big hugs and thanked him over and over. Then they wanted to get a photo. So he gathered them all in front of Eric Draper, the White House photographer.

President Bush asked, “Is everybody smiling?” But they all had ICU masks on. A light chuckle ran through the room as everyone got the joke.

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The soldier was intubated. The president talked quietly with the family at the foot of the patient’s bed. I looked up at the ceiling so that I could hold back tears.

After he visited with them for a bit, the president turned to the military aide and said, “Okay, let’s do the presentation.” The wounded soldier was being awarded the Purple Heart, given to troops that suffer wounds in combat.

Everyone stood silently while the military aide in a low and steady voice presented the award. At the end of it, the Marine’s little boy tugged on the president’s jacket and asked, “What’s a Purple Heart?”

The president got down on one knee and pulled the little boy closer to him. He said, “It’s an award for your dad, because he is very brave and courageous, and because he loves his country so much. And I hope you know how much he loves you and your mom, too.”

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As he hugged the boy, there was a commotion from the medical staff as they moved toward the bed.

The Marine had just opened his eyes. I could see him from where I stood.

The CNO held the medical team back and said, “Hold on, guys. I think he wants the president.”

The president said, ‘That mama sure was mad at me.’ Then he turned to look out the window of the helicopter. ‘And I don’t blame her a bit.’

The president jumped up and rushed over to the side of the bed. He cupped the Marine’s face in his hands. They locked eyes, and after a couple of moments the president, without breaking eye contact, said to the military aide, “Read it again.”

So we stood silently as the military aide presented the Marine with the award for a second time. The president had tears dripping from his eyes onto the Marine’s face. As the presentation ended, the president rested his forehead on the Marine’s for a moment.

More at We The People and The Daily Signal

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

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Liquid Body Armor – Army Says It Hardens On Impact

A Polish firm beyond the battlefield and on the lighter, more flexible, making for protection, the impact that the meek-looking harden fluid is the latest to concoct, according to HiTechTidings.

A Polish firm beyond the battlefield and on the lighter, more flexible, making for protection, the impact that the meek-looking harden fluid is the latest to concoct, according to HiTechTidings.

April 23, 2015

Army News Services:

By Tonya Johnson

This type of body armor is light and flexible, which allows soldiers to be more mobile and won’t hinder an individual from running or aiming his or her weapon.

The key component of liquid armor is a shear thickening fluid.

STF is composed of hard particles suspended in a liquid. The liquid, polyethylene glycol, is non-toxic, and can withstand a wide range of temperatures. Hard, nano-particles of silica are the other components of STF. This combination of flowable and hard components results in a material with unusual properties.

“During normal handling, the STF is very deformable and flows like a liquid. However, once a bullet or frag hits the vest, it transitions to a rigid material, which prevents the projectile from penetrating the Soldier’s body,” said Dr. Eric Wetzel, a mechanical engineer from the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate who heads the project team.

To make liquid armor, STF is soaked into all layers of the Kevlar vest. The Kevlar fabric holds the STF in place, and also helps to stop the bullet. The saturated fabric can be soaked, draped, and sewn just like any other fabric.

Wetzel and his team have been working on this technology with Dr. Norman J. Wagner and his students from the University of Delaware for three years. The goal of the technology is to create a new material that is low cost and lightweight which offers equivalent or superior ballistic properties as compared to current Kevlar fabric, but has more flexibility and less thickness,” said Wetzel. “This technology has a lot of potential.”

Liquid armor is still undergoing laboratory tests, but Wetzel is enthusiastic about other applications that the technology might be applied to.

 

More at Army News Services

Disclaimer: This article was not written by Silent Soldier.

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