Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into 2017

Originally posted on The TexasFred Blog.

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Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday abandoned his pledge to end America’s longest war, announcing plans to keep at least 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017 and hand the conflict off to his successor.

It is another setback for the president in his quest to extricate the U.S. from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. That goal was already tarnished by the return of U.S. forces to Iraq last year to help fight the Islamic State, a military mission Obama has said will likely outlast his presidency. SOURCE

Maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s the way the POTUS keeps finding a way to extend military actions, but because OF those extensions I see some serious similarities between the war in Afghanistan and Iraq and what we fought in Vietnam. We haven’t had the massive troop escalations, not yet anyway, but there are some similarities.

We went to Afghanistan to find and KILL Osama bin Laden in response for his part in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and we went to Iraq because Saddam supposedly had a hand in those attacks as well. That was the *mission* as I remember it being told to us, retaliation for the attacks.

Saddam Hussein has been dead since December 30, 2006 and Osama bin Laden has been dead, if the reports are to be believed, since May 2, 2011, yet here we are, still in Iraq and Afghanistan, and still losing American troops, and for no worthy reason that I can discern.

The war in Afghanistan is America’s longest war? I don’t think so … The role of the United States in the Vietnam War began after the Second World War and escalated into full commitment during what is termed the Vietnam War from 1959 to 1975.

I am convinced that you don’t have to be too terribly intelligent to be a reporter for the mainstream media, I realize the mainstream media does a very poor job when FACTS are in the equation, but for crying out loud, this was a blatant misrepresentation of facts and history. We were in active participation in Vietnam for 16 years. So far we have been in Afghanistan since 2002, which is, as of now, 13 years. Continue reading

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Racist Lies and the lying Racists that Tell Them

I have posted this for Brady, his health issues are keeping him from posting as much so he writes an email, sends it to me and I post for him. Fred

Racist Lies and the lying Racists that Tell Them

What Eric Holder did not tell the American People in his speech outlining the DOJ’S investigation of the City of Ferguson Police Department was the City of Fergusons racial composition.

The City of Fergusons population; out of a total population of approximately 21,203 is 14,297 are Black, and 6,206 are White. This data is provided by the most current census
information available from online sources.

Now mind you, I am not a rocket scientists but where you a race of people in which the demographics indicate that the Black population is approximately 67%, who is more likely to be stopped by the Police, Black citizens, who total 67% of the total population or White drivers who makes up 33% of the population?

Also shown in the racial composition is a category which indicates two or more races 186; Hispanic or Latino 130 and Asian population 52.

Total Ferguson population: 21,203.
African-Americans: 14,297-67%
White Americans: 6,206 -33%

What Eric Holder will tell you is how sorry the police department is. How out of control all the officers are. How they do nothing but TARGET blacks, and how the police department uses their K9’s strictly 100% of the time on Blacks.

Understand this; I was a Police Officer for 20 plus years. I do not condone any police officer abusing his authority, abusing a citizen he has sworn to protect. I do not condone any police officer who has used his position for his/her benefit. Those types of officers should be aggressively prosecuted and if convicted given the maximum punishment prescribed by law.

That said, I do not condone the Chief Law Enforcement Officer using his position as a platform to incite racial unrest; which is exactly what Eric Holder and his partner in crime Hussein Obama have done.

For the sake of argument let’s compare the demographics of a border town to compare what a Police Officer may encounter on any given traffic stop on any given day.

Let’s look at Harlingen, Texas just 15 miles as a crow flies from the Mexican Border. Harlingen has a population of approximately 65,665 according to the information provided by the census bureau.

Hispanic – 49,712 (76.8%)
White alone – 12,927 (20.0%)
Asian alone – 1,077 (1.7%)
Black alone – 707 (1.1%)
Two or more races – 162 (0.3%)
Other race alone – 95 (0.1%)
American Indian alone – 36 (0.06

Again I will pose this question. Who is a police officer more likely to stop in Harlingen, Texas on any given day?

I wonder. Could it be a Hispanic or White?  Continue reading

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Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

Reposted from: Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs | The TexasFred Blog

Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, author of “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future” argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

“First of all, I don’t think that the police officer did anything wrong. Nevertheless, there are probably additional techniques and knowledge that he could have been given. So all along, we probably need to beef up the instructions for police officers in general so that they don’t place themselves in such dangerous situations” he stated.

Carson continued, “he [Wilson] had every right to protect his life. But I do think that there are probably other techniques that could have been used.”

He specified “for instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things of that nature. And I seriously doubt that he’d been given that information.” SOURCE

Dr. Ben Carson may be a strong Conservative in the eyes of some, he is quite likely a fine doctor and a great American, but when it comes to Law Enforcement, guns, their use and the Second Amendment, Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t know his hand from his foot and he just cost himself any support he may have gotten from me.

“Why couldn’t they just shoot him in the leg” is the cry of the dumber than dirt anti-gun Libbers, not solid Conservatives and knowledgeable gun people and 2A supporters, at least not in MY opinion.

Carson may indeed be a marvelous person but where guns are concerned, he is ignorant.

Semi-automatic weapons ok in countryside, but not cities

Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show this past week, Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn’t be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities. Continue reading

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Party leaders clash over Obama as election nears

Party leaders clash over Obama as election nears
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WASHINGTON (AP) — He is not on the ballot, but President Barack Obama was the focus in a final-weekend clash between candidates and party leaders, as an increasingly confident Republican Party eyes control of Congress two days before Election Day.

GOP officials on Sunday seized on Obama’s low approval ratings, which have overshadowed state contests in which roughly 60 percent of eligible voters are expected to stay home. SOURCE

Even though Barack Hussein Obama is NOT on the ballot, the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th is more about stopping him, yanking as much power away from him as possible, and the only way that can happen is if the GOP retains the House and retakes the Senate.

If that doesn’t happen there won’t be much of an America left come 2016. It’s as simple as that!

Still, the Democratic Party leaders are predicting victory despite disappointing polls.

We have all heard the saying, ‘Polls don’t mean a thing’ and that may be true, but I don’t base my opinions on polls, I base them on what I see and read, and lately I am seeing and hearing a lot of Democrats complain about Obama, his way of governing and the outcome of that governance.

Sure, there’s always going to be a strain of Democratic insanity that supports people like Obama and his cohorts, it’s inevitable, that is why it’s called insanity and why the Dems, in their current configuration, can never be allowed to take control of this nation again.

Speaking of insanity…

“I’m very proud of this president,” head of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said. “I think we’re going to win the Senate.”

That, I believe, proves the argument about insanity and the Dems suffering it.

There is one matter that may affect the elections, the weather.

I am an *early voter*, I believe that voting is my duty but I don’t have to wait until the last minute to do it. Also, with the time period that early voting is open I don’t have to wait until a day when the weather is too hot, too cold or too rainy. I vote, it’s what I do, but given the time frame of early voting I vote at MY convenience, and here’s why.

While rain could deter voter turnout on Election Day in part of the Southern Plains and the Northwest, dry weather is in store in the East and the balance of the West.

Gubernatorial elections will be held on Nov. 4, 2014, in 36 states, along with elections for many other state and local government offices.

Rain is forecast to fall on areas from Texas to the upper Great Lakes on Election Day. Voters in part of this area may have to wait in line in the rain. Continue reading

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