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Mother of Jailed Marine: My Son Needs the FULL Support of the American People

Conservative Tribune

It’s been well over 100 days since U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi accidentally drove across the border into Mexico with legally registered weapons and was detained by Mexican authorities.

Tahmooressi has made several pleas to Barack Obama to take action to get him out of prison, or to at least expedite due process and move up his trial, but has received nothing from the White House.

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Independent Panel CONFIRMS: Barack Obama is Weakening the US Military

Conservative Tribune

Many conservatives and members of Congress have been speaking out against Barack Obama’s downsizing of the military, fearing that it could possibly make the U.S. too weak to protect the country from global threats.

Liberals, of course, reacted with name calling, a typical strategy employed by those who have no facts or evidence to win people over to their way of thinking through logical, thoughtful, and civil discourse.

Progressives have called those in favor of a strong military “war mongers” or “war hawks,” failing to see the bigger picture, which is the fact that threats to national security are growing in scope and sophistication.

Now, thanks to a report from the National Defense Panel, conservatives can feel vindicated in their claims, as the panel concluded that Obama is in fact weakening the military, and this leaves America vulnerable.

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Obama to Force Out 550 Army Majors – After Forcing Out 1,100 Army Captains in July

Gateway Pundit

Obama loves the troops.
For photo-ops.

The Obama Administration will send out pink slips to US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
obama troops

The Obama administration will force out 550 Army majors in the coming weeks.
Stars and Stripes reported:

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.

Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they’re out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.

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.

The Army declined to say how many majors will be notified while they are at the battlefront.

“The ones that are deployed are certainly the hardest,” Campbell told reporters. “What we try to do there is, working through the chain of command, minimize the impact to that unit and then maximize the time to provide to that officer to come back and do the proper transition, to take care of himself or herself, and the family.”

In July the Obama administration forced out 1,100 Army captains, many still serving in Afghanistan.

Feds Dump Hundreds Of Illegals In Tennessee, Don’t Bother To Inform The Governor…

Weasel Zippers

Shockingly, Governor Bill Haslam isn’t thrilled.

Via Fox News:

Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee.

And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied.

The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged.

There was not so much as a text message or tweet.

“It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge,” the governor wrote in a strongly-worded letter to President Obama.

Haslam, a Republican, said he still has not been contacted by the Obama administration – and has no idea where the illegals were resettled.

Birthers Swarm Obama In Africa, “Welcome Home, Mr. President”…

Weasel Zippers

Don’t tell Tingles.

Via TPM:

During a visit to Goree Island, Senegal on Thursday, President Barack Obama crossed a rope line and mingled with a crowd of people who had gathered.

The crowd included several children who, according to a White House pool report, were donning white t-shirts with the caption: “Welcome home, Mr. President.”

Obama Lied- Top Secret Rules Allow NSA To Collect U.S. Domestic Data Without A Warrant-

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You can bet your last dollar the lapdog media won’t call him on this.

OBAMA LIAR LIAR

Via Guardian:

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information “inadvertently” collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.

The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target “non-US persons” under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance.

The documents show that even under authorities governing the collection of foreign intelligence from foreign targets, US communications can still be collected, retained and used.

The procedures cover only part of the NSA’s surveillance of domestic US communications. The bulk collection of domestic call records, as first revealed by the Guardian earlier this month, takes place under rolling court orders issued on the basis of a legal interpretation of a different authority, section 215 of the Patriot Act.

The Fisa court’s oversight role has been referenced many times by Barack Obama and senior intelligence officials as they have sought to reassure the public about surveillance, but the procedures approved by the court have never before been publicly disclosed.

The top secret documents published today detail the circumstances in which data collected on US persons under the foreign intelligence authority must be destroyed, extensive steps analysts must take to try to check targets are outside the US, and reveals how US call records are used to help remove US citizens and residents from data collection.

However, alongside those provisions, the Fisa court-approved policies allow the NSA to:

• Keep data that could potentially contain details of US persons for up to five years;

• Retain and make use of “inadvertently acquired” domestic communications if they contain usable intelligence, information on criminal activity, threat of harm to people or property, are encrypted, or are believed to contain any information relevant to cybersecurity;

• Preserve “foreign intelligence information” contained within attorney-client communications;

• Access the content of communications gathered from “U.S. based machine[s]” or phone numbers in order to establish if targets are located in the US, for the purposes of ceasing further surveillance.

The broad scope of the court orders, and the nature of the procedures set out in the documents, appear to clash with assurances from President Obama and senior intelligence officials that the NSA could not access Americans’ call or email information without warrants.

The documents also show that discretion as to who is actually targeted under the NSA’s foreign surveillance powers lies directly with its own analysts, without recourse to courts or superiors – though a percentage of targeting decisions are reviewed by internal audit teams on a regular basis.

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