When it comes to problems and threats facing the United States, as a former special operator and Air Force pilot, my heart lies with national security. The destruction of our country from within is definitely happening, but will take time. In today’s world of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, a threat to our national security can manifest itself with devastating consequences in a very short period of time. So who is minding the national security store and advising our Dear Leader?
Let’s start with the National Security Advisor, Dr. Susan Rice, who conveniently is married to an ABC News producer. She served in various diplomatic posts during the Clinton presidency but State Department veteran Richard Holbrooke considered her “incompetent.” She was instrumental in preventing the United States from dealing with the Sudan government when they offered to provide the U.S. intelligence on Osama Bin Laden’s location in the late 1990s. But she is most famous for blatantly lying to the American people regarding the cause of the killing of a United States ambassador and four others in Benghazi, Libya. Hopefully, Congressman Trey Gowdy’s investigation into this matter will finally provide the facts to the American people on what really happened that night.
Next comes the Director of National Intelligence led by former Air Force Lieutenant General James Clapper. This man can claim a distinguished career as a military and civilian intelligence professional. However, as the old saying goes: one ah s**t can destroy a whole bunch of atta boys. Clapper also blatantly lied to the American people while under oath to Congress regarding the United States government collecting intelligence on its own citizens. When asked by Congress if the NSA stored data on U.S. citizens, he responded, “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly.” Do you see a pattern here with these people? When it comes to telling the truth to the American people, Obama’s people seem to be truth challenged.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, although a Republican, is most famous for his anti-war views and scathing criticism of the actions of the Bush administration. He is also on record against the American focus on Israel in the Middle East. “Our relationship with Israel is special and historic… But it need not and cannot be at the expense of our Arab and Muslim relationships. That is an irresponsible and dangerous false choice,” Hagel said. Hmmm… I wonder what he thinks now as the Islamic State is being stood up and rockets are raining down on the Jewish State? Regarding the surge in Iraq by Bush that stabilized the country, Hagel called it, “The most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it’s carried out.” I wonder if he accepts any blame for the situation now in Iraq. It also should be mentioned that many Republican Senators came out against Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s anti-American activities are well documented upon his return from Vietnam. The bravery behind his medals awarded in Vietnam were questioned by his fellow SEALs during the Swiftboat controversy during his presidential campaign. Recently he is quoted as saying, “I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are.”
So there we have it, the four main national security players in the Obama administration. I think it’s safe to say these people’s commitment to the security of this great country remains in doubt. In fact, you could say their record is one of corruption and lying to the American people.
This is what keeps me up at night.
Do you feel safe yet?
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