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U.S. Troops In Syria: Pentagon Says 75,000 Needed

It is now coming out that the U.S. Central Command has a plan to secure the VX and sarin in Syria and that plan will require 75,000 American troops in Syria. The plan was devised more than eighteen months ago, long before Bashar al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons against the rebels. A Department of Defense official told the U.K.’s MailOnline that, “The report exists, and it was prepared at the request of the National Security Advisor’s staff.” You can read the MailOnline’s complete article here.

At the same time this plan is seeing the light of day, Secretary of State John Kerry has been appearing before Congressional committees repeatedly asserting that there will be “no boots on the ground.” This is less than a day after Kerry said that securing the chemical weapons could require more than just air strikes.

Which is it? No boots on the ground or 75,000 troops on the ground? It appears to me the Obama […] → Keep reading

U.S. Military In Syria: We Can’t Afford It

Most of the discussions I’ve seen about whether or not to strike Syria have focused on the lack of any national security interest to the United States, the fact that we would be helping Al-Qaeda, potentially further destabilizing the region and that Obama has not received authorization from Congress as he is Constitutionally obligated to do. But there is another facet to the issue that hasn’t received enough attention and that is the state of our military. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has posted a statement to his Facebook page in which he very succinctly outlines why we cannot afford for our military to become involved with Syria.

“Last night the Administration informed us that they have a ‘broad range of options’ for Syria but failed to lay out a single option. They also did not provide a timeline, a strategy for Syria and the Middle East, or a plan for the funds to execute such an option. Several members […] → Keep reading

The Pentagon Wages War On Christians

The United States Department of Defense is waging another war, but not against another country. Their target? Christians in our own military.

Obama appointees at the Pentagon have jumped into bed with Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religions Freedom Foundation, who will be a consultant in developing new policies on religious tolerance in the military. The new policies will include a court-martial for military chaplains who share the Gospel during spiritual counseling of American servicemen and women.

Weinstein wrote an angry column for the Huffington Post in which he said, “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”

Weinstein has also compared sharing the Gospel to rape and said, “It is a version of being spiritually raped and you are being spiritually raped by fundamentalist Christian religious predators.” He told the Washington Post that […] → Keep reading