Posted by Pistol Pete
Is it war yet?
The Resolute Desk (above) was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. It is considered a national treasure and icon of the presidency.
Don’t Muslims have a thing about shoe soles and disrespect?
Jews around the world will be celebrating a series of major holidays in the next few weeks.
- Rosh Hashana Sep 5-6, 2013 The Jewish New Year
- Yom Kippur Sep 14, 2013 Day of Atonement
- Sukkot Sep 19-25, 2013 Feast of Tabernacles
- Shmini Atzeret Sep 26, 2013 Eighth Day of Assembly
- Simchat Torah Sep 27, 2013 Day of Celebrating the Torah
Bruce Banner: “Don’t make me angry”
God help us.
A couple of Facebook photos have gone viral. They purport to be of active duty military members anonymously protesting Obama’s plan for military action in Syria. If you haven’t seen them or the condemnation of them that some have expressed, then skip this.
This issue hits too close to home for me and I just need to have my say and then go back to praying for my kids.
The Oath of Enlistment says,
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and “I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”
Obama isn’t talking about what Bush wanted in Iraq, which was to depose a brutal dictator who used WMDs on his own people and then stay to help the Iraqi people build a free (from al-Qaeda etc.) and democratic nation. Obama appears to want to send our military into Syria on behalf of the same extremist Muslim forces that perpetrated 9/11.
The Oath specifies a commitment to fight America’s enemies, not assist them.
Obama has also been blatting about ordering our military into a conflict without congressional approval, which is illegal. He did it with Libya and suffered no consequences, so why shouldn’t we expect he could and would do it again? He called our armed forces “my military”, after all.
It’s not as simple as “shut up and serve.” The UCMJ makes every soldier personally responsible for refusing to follow an ILLEGAL order.
God help our troops who may very well be faced with the dilemma that once faced so many good Germans after an evil man named Adolf Hitler came to power.