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What’s going on in the top ranks of the U.S. military? Now that a second top general in as many days has expressed serious doubts about Obama administration policy, is some sort of concerted push-back developing in the Pentagon?
Just yesterday, Monday, Western Journalism brought you the news about a four-star Marine Corps general warning that weak border security and immigration enforcement could lead to a massive influx of Ebola-stricken immigrants.
Gen. John Kelly, head of the U.S. Southern Command, took the bold action of stepping up his public criticism of Obama administration policy.
Now, another highly decorated military leader is taking a powerful verbal shot at the White House.
The Army’s top general is questioning Obama’s plan to reduce the size of America’s ground-combat forces. Gen. Ray Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, said Monday that the rise of Islamic State militants and Moscow’s moves in Eastern Europe demand a rethinking of plans for reduction in troop strength.
The Army agreed – reluctantly — to cut the size of its force to 490,000 under the budget reductions originally approved in 2011. But as a result of subsequent White House-Congress spending battles and military budget reviews, Pentagon leaders said the Army has had to make plans to shrink even further, to 450,000 or even 420,000.
The active-duty Army now has 510,000 members, though military leaders under the direction of President Obama’s Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, are working to shrink the force by deactivating brigades and forcing out mid-level officers.
As Stars and Stripes reported in August:
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks. Army leaders were criticized at the time for giving 48 of them the bad news while they were deployed to Afghanistan.
In January, 2012, Obama announced that he U.S. military will steadily shrink the Army and Marine Corps and reduce forces in Europe. Curiously, it is now top generals in both the Army and the Marine Corps who are publicly questioning the plans and policies of their Command-in-Chief.
Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box That Left Republican Monitor Stunned
An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.
“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.
Guy: “What’s your problem?”
LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”
Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”
LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”
Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”
LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”
Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”
LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained this surveillance video from 12:30- 1:30 on Aug. 25 (audio unavailable):
LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.
It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”
“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”
On its website, Citizens for a Better Arizona says it is an “outgrowth of the grassroots movement that led to the historic recall of former [Republican] President of the Senate Russell Pearce.” The group is ”committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans – better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency.”
TheBlaze has attempted to contact Maricopa County officials to find out whether any investigation is ongoing. Such attempts have been unsuccessful as of the time this story was last updated.
You didn’t think President Obama would do anything about amnesty before the midterm elections? Think again. It’s been quietly going on right under our noses.
Remember when we reported the government had been soliciting bids for transportation of children as early as January? Well, there’s another contract opportunity being advertised for “card consumables.”
As Breitbart reports, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of nine million immigrant ID cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
“The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of nine million.”
“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.”
Those “future immigration reform initiative requirements” are far beyond estimates from the previous “Gang of Eight” immigration reform proposal, which went down in flames some months ago.
It would appear our Dear Leader is planning executive amnesty on a breathtaking scale.
My fellow Americans, if there was ever a time to get out and vote, it is for this midterm election. There is only one way to stop Obama’s agenda before 2016 and that is with the “I” word and the only way that can happen is if Democrats no longer control the Senate.
Please do not sit this one out.
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