How Do You Explain This?

The photo and paragraph below is partly true and partly false. Check here for the corrected story on this photo. The question remains, why would we make the same mistake made at Pearl Harbor, not once but twice? In regards to the military purging under our current administration, one can easily check the facts on Google. A small list of possible sources can be found at the bottom of this article.

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The picture is of the five first line US nuclear carriers docked together in one place. Just like Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

This picture was taken the February 2014 in Norfolk , Virginia … Obama ordered 5 nuclear carriers into harbor for “routine” (?) inspections. Heads of the Navy were flabbergasted by the directive but had to comply as it was a direct order from their Commander-in-Chief. The carriers were all pulled out from the MIDDLE EAST and the Afghanistan support role leaving our land forces naked and exposed! NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2014). This is the first time since WWII that five nuclear powered aircraft carriers were docked together. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are all in port at Naval Station Norfolk , Va. , the world’s largest naval station. Knowledgeable sources stated that this breached a long standing military protocol in the Navy meant to avoid a massive enemy strike on major US forces. (U..S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released). This ordering of most of the Navy’s capitol ships into one place is unprecedented since Pearl Harbor !

The following is a list of our military elite who have been dismissed or fired under Obama

Commanding Generals fired:

  • General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
  • Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
  • Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
  • Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
  • Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commande r in Afghanistan (May 2011)
  • Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
  • General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
  • Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point , NY (2013)
  • Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
  • General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013) · Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico ‘s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
  • General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
  • General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
  • General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
  • Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
  • Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:

  • Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 201 2)
  • Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

  • Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011) · Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011) · Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)
  • Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011) · Captain Rob ert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
  • Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
  • Commander Kevin Harms– U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
  • Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011) · Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
  • Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011) · Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011) · Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
  • Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
  • Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota , U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island , WA (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011) · Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
  • Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011) · Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island , WA (Jul 2011)
  • Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville , TN (Jul 2011)
  • Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Na vy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
  • Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
  • Commander Jay Wylie– U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
  • Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
  • Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
  • Commander Martin Arriola– U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Antonio Cardoso-U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
  • Captain James CoBell– U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
  • Captain Joseph E. Darlak– U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
  • Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Franklin Fernandez– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
  • Commander Ray Hartman– U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Jon Haydel– U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
  • Commander Diego Hernandez– U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
  • Commander Lee Hoey– U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Dennis Klein– U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
  • Captain Chuck Litchfield– U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Marcia Kim Lyons– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Robert Marin– U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
  • Captain Sean McDonell– U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Liza Raimondo– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River , MD (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Jeffrey Riedel– Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
  • Commander Sara Santoski– U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville , TN (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Michael Ward– U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Michael Wiegand– U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Ted Williams– U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Jeffrey Wissel– U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):

  • Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix , NJ (Mar 2013)
  • Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
  • Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enter prise IT networks (June 2013)
  • Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
  • Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
  • Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro , CA (July 2013)
  • Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island , IL (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
  • Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
  • Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Gua rdian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
  • Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
  • Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
  • Commander Corey Wofford– U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.

Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape the military and remove those who don’t adhere to the proper ‘viewpoints’ ? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t cooperate out of the way?

Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is never good. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?

Perhaps you are reading this and you think that ‘purge’ is too strong a word for what is taking place. Well, just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers:

  • Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely: The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.
  • Retired Army Major General Patrick Brady: There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him.
  • Retired Army Lt. General William G. Jerry Boykin: Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause.
  • Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: I believe there are more than 137 offi cers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views. A Pentagon official who asked to remain nameless because they were not authorized to speak on the matter said even young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-dozens-of-high-ranking-officers-being-purged-from-the-u-s-military<http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-dozens-of-high-ranking-officers-being-purged-from-the-u-s-military>

General Vallely’s comment:
“Coincidence? Every communist regime on the planet did this as soon as they gained power. I am doing my part by sending this email, I hope you will do the same.”

Paul (General Paul Vallely)

Note: You will note there is an obvious absence of evidence from the main stream press, but what else is new when it comes to any negative information about our current administration. In this sources listen to what the general say and write and try to understand why they were fired or dismissed.

Fox News
Fox News 2

General Paul E. Vallely , Retired Army General
Next News Network

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8wfKNUl7HM

The Mark Levin Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-sDV2-r9w

America Wake -Up
http://america-wake-up.com/2013/11/03/why-has-obama-fired-197-us-senior-military-commanders-in-5-years-nine-generals-in-2013/

The Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/12/gordon-transforming-the-us-military/

The Natty Conservative
http://www.thenattyconservative.com/another-obama-military-dismissal-another-step-towards-totalitarianism/
http://www.thenattyconservative.com/obama-gutting-military-by-purging-generals/

White House Hubris and Hobby Lobby

by Jim Ray as reported in Insight Edition for Prayer

What could be worse than receiving the news that your son has been shot in the head by the government? The family of Kaveh Alipour knows the answer to that question. The 19-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire in downtown Tehran during a 2009 protest. Family and neighbors say he was just trying to get home from class, but when his father arrived to retrieve his son’s body, he was dealt another sickening blow. Authorities demanded he pay a “bullet fee” of $3,000 to reimburse Iranian security forces for the cost of the bullet used to kill his son.

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. It’s one of many lawsuits spawned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but this one is notable because the Obama Administration has staked out an ideological position that mirrors that of the ayatollahs. The President’s message is this: Regardless of your views on abortion, the government is going to make you pay for them.

Hobby Lobby’s owners have deeply held religious beliefs concerning the sanctity of life. But the ACA and its enforcer, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have established regulations requiring employers to provide insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices that end human life after conception. Fines for failing to obey the ACA could cost Hobby Lobby up to $1.3 million per day. The Administration position is that only individuals—not companies—can be exempted from the law on the basis of religious conscience.

For most Christians and many others, abortion is a moral issue of the highest consequence. And in recognition of this, there have long been restrictions on government funding of abortion. The Hyde Amendment, first introduced in 1976, prohibits the use of federal money for abortion with certain narrow exceptions.

But President Obama is whittling away those restrictions, and some believe he is ignoring “conscience protections” that don’t align with his own views. Does he now want every taxpaying citizen to fund abortion on demand? Consider that:

  • In 2009, President Obama promised that under the ACA, “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” This pledge was made to Congress in a speech infamously interrupted by Representative Joe Wilson, who shouted out, “You Lie!” to the president. But it’s now clear that many of the insurance plans subsidized with taxpayer money under the ACA do, in fact, include abortion funding. Wilson’s outburst may have been inappropriate but it doesn’t appear now to have been inaccurate.
  • The text of the ACA drafted by Congress requires that insurance coverage provide “preventative care and screenings” for women without defining exactly what that means. But HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, appointed by the President, has specifically mandated coverage for abortifacients. Thus, this initiative indisputably represents the will of the White House.
  • The Administration has granted hundreds of ACA waivers, including many which appear calculated to benefit businesses in the districts of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other Democrats. It is disingenuous to permit some companies to be completely exempt from the law, leaving millions potentially uninsured, while simultaneously arguing that people will be harmed if a Christian company cannot exclude four drugs—out of thousands—from its insurance plan.
  • There are ample resources available, outside of the ACA, for anyone who wants these products. For example, the “Plan B” pill costs about $35 at retail outlets but is available for free at many Planned Parenthood clinics. And, with annual revenue of well over one billion dollars and more than 700 clinics, Planned Parenthood can meet a substantial demand.

These and other facts raise questions: Why is the President taking such a hard line against Hobby Lobby? Is this economic or spiritual? Is it about health care…or hubris? For those who believe abortion is the taking of innocent human life, the ACA is quickly becoming President Obama’s “bullet fee,” and his message is clear: shut up and pay up.

Yet, the White House will not have the last word on this. Scripture teaches that God will not tolerate a nation which sheds the innocent blood of its children. (Psalm 106:38) Today, pray for the Supreme Court Justices as they decide the Hobby Lobby case. This decision ultimately is not about a president’s pride or a corporate craft store, but about the future of religious freedom.

Jim Ray is a writer, fundraiser and consultant. He and his wife Stacey have two children and reside in Nashville, TN.