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Obama Tells Hagel To Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

| February 24, 2014

China and Russia are spending billions to augment their defenses, Iran has gone fully nuclear. What is Obama’s reaction to safeguard America’s safety? If you guessed “reduce the world’s greatest Army to Pre-WW II levels”, then YOU are the winner!

NY Times WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001.

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As Russia, Iran and China ramp up their defenses, Obama is telling the Pentagon to stand down.

The proposal, described by several Pentagon officials on the condition of anonymity in advance of its release on Monday, takes into account the fiscal reality of government austerity and the political reality of a president who pledged to end two costly and exhausting land wars. A result, the officials argue, will be a military capable of defeating any adversary, but too small for protracted foreign occupations.

The officials acknowledge that budget cuts will impose greater risk on the armed forces if they are again ordered to carry out two large-scale military actions at the same time: Success would take longer, they say, and there would be a larger number of casualties. Officials also say that a smaller military could invite adventurism by adversaries.

Mr. Hagel’s plan would most significantly reshape America’s land forces — active-duty soldiers as well as those in the National Guard and Reserve.

The Army, which took on the brunt of the fighting and the casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, already was scheduled to drop to 490,000 troops from a post-9/11 peak of 570,000. Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the Army would drop over the coming years to between 440,000 and 450,000.

Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the entire fleet of Air Force A-10 attack aircraft would be eliminated.

That would be the smallest United States Army since 1940. For years, and especially during the Cold War, the Pentagon argued that it needed a military large enough to fight two wars simultaneously — say, in Europe and Asia. In more recent budget and strategy documents, the military has been ordered to be prepared to decisively win one conflict while holding off an adversary’s aspirations in a second until sufficient forces could be mobilized and redeployed to win there. source – NY Times

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  1. S. Klein says:

    The American people might well pay a heavy price one day in the future for electing this dangerous Muslim-born president with deep sympathies for Islam. Who could have predicted only seven years out from the Muslim terror atrocities in New York and Washington the American people would elect a man with Hussein as his middle name. Most people in the Middle East including Israelis knew what the Americans did. I blame much of this on George W. Bush (I voted for him in 2000) for disgracefully and shamefully misleading the American people about the religion of Obama’s birth.

  2. What we are witnessing is #Obamas4thReich.

    Note the strategic goal of ‘pre WW II’ levels – their stealth way of paying homage to Adolf Hitler – who rightly identified America’s involvement in WW II as why he was defeated.

    In 1941, Hitler declared war on America.

    In 2014, aka Obama + Comrades are making good on Adolf’s declaration.

    It’s a simple – and as sinister – as that.

  3. Wily says:

    Well, of coarse seudo science (including fuz math/no abs) propaganda always leads to a gestapo, which then leads to control! Just like nteb’s sunday eve show!

  4. S. Klein says:

    But Martha, Hitler put in place a program of massive German re-armament.

  5. Dorman Davis says:

    Get all military forces out of America then declare Marshall law

  6. Obama is ending our foriegn military and beffing up the FEMA Military for the FEMA Constration Camps, to hold christians!

  7. OOPS!= beffing= beefing

  8. Hope says:

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to increase the military in the premise of creating shovel-ready jobs? Defense is the one thing the government is supposed to do. We could eliminate some of the welfare and unemployment check recipients by putting them to work defending us. Obviously, that is not the BO agenda. I’m not sure I want more of the jack-booted, faith-suppressed military of BO’s making. I guess we really don’t need to increase the number of government employees who will come to take us away in the next phase of BO’s plan for America.

  9. True,ignorant Americans did vote for the Muslim sleeper cell Obama, that’s fact, but Obama still did not have enough votes to win the election in 2008 or 2012… Muslims Millions PURCHASED the White House for Obama in 1979… Actually Obama is not the leader of America,he’s a fraud, and both political parties, democrats and republicans have full knowledge of this…

  10. Muslim sleeper cell Obama did not win election in 2008 or 2012…
    PROOF Muslims Millions PURCHASED the White House for Obama in 1979…
    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=15528

  11. L. Griswold says:

    Just another showing of the ignorace of our President and Secretary of Defence. Justice would be if the first missle or bomb would hit Washington D.C. first. Regan kept the bad guys at bay because of our strong military. Now our President and followers are slowing dismanteling our country. My suggestion is if this is a money saving scheme then reduce the pay, benefits and retirement for all the congress and cabinet. Then look at the misspending of the government and stop it. We are out of control with usless spending and it needs to stop.

  12. Leo says:

    In a recent poll 71% of Obama voters that voted for this communist Trojan Horse a second time regret doing so now. To late now folks . A military Coup will have to take this man out .

  13. Rosie says:

    Maybe they are preparing to bring the robots in already!

  14. Michael says:

    People , people , this is Satan’s world and empire . We are here to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ , as our citizenship is not of this world . Yes, there was a time when God used this country for certain purposes . Now , it is slated to fall and get in line with the rest of the NWO of nations . All your Ronald Reagans’ ,and George Washington’s are dead , as they had their time and place on the world scene . Now , it is time for Satan’s henchmen to truly come on the scene to do their dirty work because the time is short . Only Satan can bring about a great lie for people to vote for , and keep the people thinking it is the greatest thing . Hence , the father of lying wonders .

  15. S. Klein says:

    “People , people , this is Satan’s world and empire…”

    What shall we make of the following?

    A Psalm of David.

    Ps 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains,
    The world, and those who dwell in it.

    Isaiah 45:22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
    For I am God, and there is no other.

  16. TeresaB says:

    Satan god this world

    Question: “How is Satan god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)?”

    Answer: The phrase “god of this world” (or “god of this age”) indicates that Satan is the major influence on the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes and views of the majority of people. His influence also encompasses the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and false religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions.

    Satan is also called the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2. He is the “ruler of this world” in John 12:31. These titles and many more signify Satan’s capabilities. To say, for example, that Satan is the “prince of the power of the air” is to signify that in some way he rules over the world and the people in it.

    This is not to say that he rules the world completely; God is still sovereign. But it does mean that God, in His infinite wisdom, has allowed Satan to operate in this world within the boundaries God has set for him. When the Bible says Satan has power over the world, we must remember that God has given him domain over unbelievers only. Believers are no longer under the rule of Satan (Colossians 1:13). Unbelievers, on the other hand, are caught “in the snare of the devil” (2 Timothy 2:26), lie in the “power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19), and are in bondage to Satan (Ephesians 2:2).

    So, when the Bible says that Satan is the “god of this world,” it is not saying that he has ultimate authority. It is conveying the idea that Satan rules over the unbelieving world in a specific way. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, the unbeliever follows Satan’s agenda: “The god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” Satan’s scheme includes promoting false philosophies in the world—philosophies that blind the unbeliever to the truth of the Gospel. Satan’s philosophies are the fortresses in which people are imprisoned, and they must be set free by Christ.

    An example of one such false philosophy is the belief that man can earn God’s favor by a certain act or acts. In almost every false religion, meriting God’s favor or earning eternal life is a predominant theme. Earning salvation by works, however, is contrary to biblical revelation. Man cannot work to earn God’s favor; eternal life is a free gift (see Ephesians 2:8-9). And that free gift is available through Jesus Christ and Him alone (John 3:16; 14:6). You may ask why mankind does not simply receive the free gift of salvation (John 1:12). The answer is that Satan—the god of this world—has tempted mankind to follow his pride instead. Satan sets the agenda, the unbelieving world follows, and mankind continues to be deceived. It is no wonder that Scripture calls Satan a liar (John 8:44).

    Recommended Resources: The Serpent of Paradise by Erwin Lutzer and Logos Bible Software.

    Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Satan-god-world.html#ixzz2uMJfY5Rk

  17. Teresa: I just love how you state your words in chronological order, when your trying to prove your point.

  18. Dee Stus says:

    America as we knew it will never be again. Obama is a puppet of the world Elite, he is in this for a fun ride. The New World Order is near upon us. I mourn for our Military.

  19. S. Klein says:

    “Satan god this world…”

    I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

    That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things

  20. S. Klein says:

    At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

  21. DEE: They are cutting off commaries benefits to the military, reducing the military by 425,000 and most of these would be retires, their cutting 60% of military bases and how many cilivans will lose their jobs also?

  22. S.Klein: Are you going to the movies of Son of God and Noah?

  23. S. Klein says:

    Steven, I think I read the producers of “Son of God” removed the whole Satan scene because the image looked too much like Barack Obama, because they got some complaints. That seems to be a bit cowardly to me. What do you think?

    Also I read somewhere that the Noah movie might not generate much Christian support – it could prove to be a dud – because the movie script departs from the Biblical account. For example the script posits that God judged the earth because man did not respect nature. Do you think there might be some kind of (man-made global warming) political message in there?

  24. S. KLEIN: SINCE THIS IS ALMOST SATAN WORLD US CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE HAPPY THAT THESE MOVIES IS BEING SHOWN PERIOD! YES, I HEARD THAT IT MADE ALOT OF ATHEIST VERY UNHAPPY ABOUT THE SATAN PART IN THE SON OF GOD, SATAN WIN ANOTHER VICTORY! SATAN IS WINNING ALOT OF BATTLES, BUT HE LOSES THE WAR. AT LEAST IT ENTERTAINMENT AWAY FROM ALL THIS GARBAGE MOVIES THERE PUTTING OUT LATELY!

  25. S. Klein says:

    Steven, my understand in Christianity Satan and the Devil are synonymous. Am I correct? Christian tradition holds that the serpent in the garden in the book of Genesis was Satan. Perhaps you know, in Jewish tradition, Satan (the adversary who accuses God’s people) is not an evil being but a righteous angel. Nonetheless when Jews talk about the devil it is “figurative” for someone or something evil. Thus I am reading a book entitled “The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism,” by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. The devil in this case is evil. In as much as I believe Barack Obama is evil I think portraying him as a devil in the movie is fair game.

    One more thing Steven. According to Christian theology this world cannot ALMOST be satan’s world if it IS satan’s world. We believe this world is entirely in God’s hands. Like Moses or David, satan is God’s servant.

  26. Ron Murphy says:

    Klein, now you show you lack of understanding!

    1Ch_21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
    Job_1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
    Job_1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    Job_1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
    Job_1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
    Job_1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
    Job_2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
    Job_2:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    Job_2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
    Job_2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
    Job_2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
    Job_2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
    Psa_109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
    Zec_3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
    Zec_3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

  27. Ron Murphy: glad to see you back to NTEB web site!

  28. S. Klein says:

    Murphy, I think it is you who show a lack of understanding. Satan means “adversary.” Satan is one of God’s mighty and righteous angels who does God’s will. If you will study these scriptures you’ve posted, you will see the satan in the Hebrew Bible is a “righteous” angle who carries out God’s will.

    Notice, Job_1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

    A righteous son of God is “among” the other sons of God. “And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.” You see, satan did not act on his own but he carried out strictly the commands of his God, YHWH. If you still don’t see it, then read this:

    Num 22:32 The angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary (satan), because your way was contrary to me.

  29. S. Klein says:

    Sorry, I meant to write “angel.”

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