Twenty-two hundred Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune are preparing to deploy off the coast of Libya in northern Africa. They said goodbye to their families Monday afternoon, and they’ll be leaving in the days ahead. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was set to deploy to the Mediterranean later this year but that got bumped up once NATO forces launched an air assault on Libya. The unit is relieving the 26th MEU, which took part in some of the initial assaults. The 22nd is a Marine, air and ground task force. Some are trained for aviation combat, others for ground combat. They can handle evacuations and humanitarian missions too.
President Barack Obama should be impeached for approving air strikes against Libya, Rep. Dennis Kucinich said in an interview Monday. “President Obama moved forward without Congress approving,” the liberal Ohio Democrat told Raw Story. “He didn’t have congressional authorization, he has gone against the Constitution, and that’s got to be said.” Several other members of Congress have also chastised the Obama administration for not doing enough to sell the intervention to Congress, let alone to the American people.
Loud explosions and barrages of anti-aircraft fire were heard near the Tripoli compound of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi on Monday night, an AFP correspondent says. The volleys erupted about 7.00pm GMT (6.00am AEDT) near the Bab el-Aziziya barracks in the south of Tripoli, the correspondent said. Libyan state television confirmed what it called the “crusader enemy” attacks. “These attacks are not going to scare the Libyan people,” the TV broadcast said.
Within hours, Mrs. Clinton and the aides had convinced Mr. Obama that the United States had to act, and the president ordered up military plans, which Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hand-delivered to the White House the next day. On Thursday, during an hour-and-a -half meeting, Mr. Obama signed off on allowing American pilots to join Europeans and Arabs in military strikes against the Libyan government.
ore than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House on Saturday in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The protesters, some shouting anti-war slogans and singing “We Shall Not Be Moved,” were arrested after ignoring orders to move away from the gates of the White House. The demonstrators cheered loudly as Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War that was later published in major newspapers, was arrested and led away by police.
FARRAKHAN: “I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?
Donald Trump, the business mogul who continues to claim he is seriously interested in mounting a bid for the White House, says he has doubts about whether President Obama was born in the United States. In an interview with ABC, Trump said he finds it strange “nobody knew” Obama as a young child in Hawaii.
As the world rages, Obama does nothing. The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions. The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
The Gaddafi regime has issued a defiant warning that the “time for action” had arrived as a sustained military assault forced the defeat of Libyan rebels in the strategically important town of Zawiya and their retreat from Ras Lanuf. Amid squabbling among EU and NATO leaders on the eve of an emergency European summit on Libya in Brussels, Muammar Gaddafi’s son said that a new offensive would be launched within days.
His supporters have called Obama everything from the ‘smartest president in US history’, to the ‘messiah’. He was ushered into office in 2009 on veritable ‘wings of change’. Finally, the oppression and embarrassment of the Bush years was at an end. We would be respected again, they cried in the streets on election night. Well, here we are two years later and people are still crying in the street, but for entirely different reasons.
North Korea appears to be protesting the joint U.S. and South Korean military maneuvers by jamming Global Positioning Devices in the south, which is a nuisance for cell phone and computers users — but is a hint of the looming menace for the military. Since March 4, Pyongyang has been trying to disrupt GPS receivers critical to South Korean military communications apparently in protest of the ongoing joint military training exercises between South Korean and U.S. forces.
The 2012 Presidential speculation has officially begun. Yesterday in Iowa at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event, some of the top Republican potential Presidential candidates spoke. Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty all gave America a sneak peak. Obviously there exist not one infallible candidate but pundits have already found something wrong […]
Is anyone else getting as fed up as I am with the way other nations treat America? One moment the world is bashing America for taking a stance against terrorists and then the next minute nations are asking why America isn’t intervening more to help the Libyan people! We are called invaders of nations that […]
Obama goes golfing while the world burns. Well, the mercury has crept back up above 60 degrees here in Washington, and so it’s time once again for President Obama to head out to the golf course. This is the president’s 60th time golfing as president, meaning Obama has spent two months of his presidency on the golf course. The rounds usually take about five hours, including motorcading back an forth to the course. According to statistics compiled by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps close tabs on the president’s activities, Obama played 30 rounds in 2010, 28 rounds in 2009, and two this year, including today.
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East. “What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continues to ignite a fury of protests in Madison, with his bill that will remove collective bargaining rights from unionized public-sector employees. Thousands gathered today despite frigid temperatures, to march on the State Capitol and voice their anger with the Governor.
The Middle East continues to have blood covered streets. The Libyan people are hiding in their homes because they know if they go outside they will become a target of Gaddafi’s pick off game. What is Obama doing? Being serenaded by celebrities at the White House. Yes, while people are dodging bullets in the streets […]
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law has sparked a constitutional crisis as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law. Gingrich for the first time raised the specter of Obama’s removal from office, noting that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Obama Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years. President Clinton signed the act into law in 1996.
Muammar Gaddafi remains defiant and is using African mercenaries to slaughter Libyan citizens. A major showdown between Gaddafi loyalists and protesters is coming, and President Obama’s best idea is to hide behind the the skirt of the world and the UN Human Rights Council, hoping that someone else will act so he doesn’t have to.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it has pulled its legal support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act, stating that the law fails to meet constitutional scrutiny standards and therefore the administration is under no obligation to defend it. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement released Wednesday that President Obama has decided that his administration “will cease defense of Section 3,” which states that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Less than one week ago, Father Marek Marius Rybinski was a thirty-four year old missionary going about his daily routine when his life was brutally taken in the school parking lot where he worked in the Tunis suburb of Manouba. He had multiple stab wounds and his throat was viciously slit. Tunisia, the first domino to fall in the so-called democracy uprising has self proclaimed itself to be the most ‘’tolerant’’ Muslim nation. If that is what they call tolerant than America has nothing to worry about!
Despierta America! Mexican drug cartels are stepping up to the terrorist plate without the Allah factor and Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah is using them as third base in order to slide into home: the United States. Terrorist groups are coming from Latin America, through Mexico and arriving at their final destination: the USA, even without the need for Janet Napolitano’s fifty-one foot ladder!
An international “crisis management” group led by billionaire George Soros long has petitioned for the Algerian government to cease “excessive” military activities against al-Qaida-linked groups and to allow organizations seeking to create an Islamic state to participate in the Algerian government.