Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

Army Times

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas.

But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.

After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.

“Right now, the response force requirement will be an enduring mission. How the [Defense Department] chooses to source that and whether or not they continue to assign them to NorthCom, that could change in the future,” said Army Col. Louis Vogler, chief of NorthCom future operations. “Now, the plan is to assign a force every year.”

The command is at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., but the soldiers with 1st BCT, who returned in April after 15 months in Iraq, will operate out of their home post at Fort Stewart, Ga., where they’ll be able to go to school, spend time with their families and train for their new homeland mission as well as the counterinsurgency mission in the war zones.

Stop-loss will not be in effect, so soldiers will be able to leave the Army or move to new assignments during the mission, and the operational tempo will be variable.

Don’t look for any extra time off, though. The at-home mission does not take the place of scheduled combat-zone deployments and will take place during the so-called dwell time a unit gets to reset and regenerate after a deployment.

The 1st of the 3rd is still scheduled to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan in early 2010, which means the soldiers will have been home a minimum of 20 months by the time they ship out.

In the meantime, they’ll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it.

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

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A Letter to the American People

Pajamas Media

Jon Voight


A LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

In one year the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration.  The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all, or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.  President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier, who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed.

Now, the lie goes very deep, and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method, and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is.  It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching, and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists.

The world who looked up to us, as a symbol of hope and prosperity, now wonders …“What will become of the entire world if America is losing its power?”

The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom, for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country.

This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America.  President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda against the will of the American people, when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies.  Every loving American for peace, and truth, and the security of our nation, must come out and join the tea parties in their states.  The opposition will continue their tactics: they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us.  Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them.  We can weed out the liars and agitators.

Let us all stay in God’s light.
Let no man put us under.
We can and we will prevail.
God bless us all!

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The Judas Kiss, the Brutus Stab, the Obama bow

Canada Free Press

Heads up to Chinese President Hu Jintao who was greeted with another President Barack Obama bow during the official arrival for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC yesterday: You were used as a photo op.

A mean-spirited president, Obama likes to mock Americans via photographs depicting him bowing to any enemy, even Communist ones.

For the full pompous panoply, Google Obama bows, Mr. Hu.

You’ll get the picture.

Flagging down the aptly named Brazil President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, recipient of Obama’s panda bear hug at the same venue.  Obama, who doesn’t have enough passion to light a penny match, has no affection of which to speak.  Like you, Lula, he’s a cold, crass and calculating UMM (Upwardly Mobile Marxist).

With Australia, Britain and Saudi Arabia missing from yesterday’s Nuke Security Summit showcase, the only “ally” in attendance was Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who got no hug nor bow.  But how could any Marxist hug a Conservative PM, ally or not?  Besides this dude doesn’t fool around with hoops, he plays hockey!

We have the pics to prove that Obama will bow to anybody defined as an enemy of America and spare panda bear hugs to go ‘round for Latino despots.

Allies (Britain) get their busts of Winston Churchill mailed back, rude fingers pointing at their chest (Israel) and shrill lectures from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to invite indigenous groups and Scandinavian countries to talks on the future of the Arctic. (Canada).

Whether or not President of France Nicolas Sarkozy really called Obama “nuts”, it isn’t likely his wife will ever again be in the same picture as Michelle Obama.

Obama’s bow-wow in portraiture far outshines the hardly ever seen Portuguese Water Dog Bo, last seen all over the Internet in April of 2009.

The lens have captured Obama’s subservient bows to Saudi King Abdullah; Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and even to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio.

Photo ops one and all.

Down through the annals of time, there’s been the Judas kiss, the Brutus stab and now, the Obama bow.

It’s poetic justice that someone has a bobble doll for sale of Obama’s getting-to-be most familiar side—his backside!

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Lt. Col. Lakin to face court martial

American Thinker

Thomas Lifson

Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, MD is to face a court martial for his refusal to obey deployment orders, pending proof that it is a lawful order, issued by a commander in chief who meets the constitutional requirements of office. Dr. Lakin explained his refusal in an article published April 8th on American Thinker. The American Patriot Foundation writes:

Army doctor Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin yesterday met with his brigade commander, Col. Gordon R. Roberts, who proceeded to read LTC Lakin his Miranda rights, and who informed LTC Lakin he had the “right to remain silent” because LTC Lakin is about to be charged with serious crimes. Col. Roberts was at age 19 awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only recipient of the nation’s highest honor currently on active duty in the Army.
LTC Lakin had previously been ordered in writing to report yesterday to Ft. Campbell, KY and then on to deploy for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lakin refused to obey these orders and instead came to work yesterday morning at the Pentagon. Late yesterday afternoon he was confronted by his brigade commander.
Before the meeting was over, LTC Lakin’s Pentagon Access Pass had been revoked, and his laptop computer was set to be confiscated.
The message to LTC Lakin is clear; through official channels, he was informed yesterday that he will shortly be court-martialled for crimes (specifically, missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer) that for others has led to lengthy imprisonment at hard labor.
Lakin has announced in a YouTube video that has now been viewed more than 110,000 times that he considers it his duty to refuse to obey orders that would be illegal if President Obama is ineligible to hold office.
Meanwhile, cries mount for proof of that eligibility, but nothing has been forthcoming. The Obama campaign at one point released a copy of computer-generated abstract of information purportedly in Hawaii’s records system, but the source of this information is unclear and need not have been a birth certificate issued contemporaneously and signed by the doctor who attended the birth. Even the document released was only a copy, and the version printed in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, 2008 is on a form only in use since late 2001. Even as it is, the document contains a warning that it is merely “prima facie”–threshold, rebuttable and thus inconclusive –evidence of birth, and the copy the Times printed mysteriously has the certificate number blacked out, thereby rendering the document unusable according to language on the bottom.
Given the seriousness of the offenses with which LTC Lakin is about to be charged, the American Patriot Foundation today renewed its plea for donations to its legal defense fund for LTC Lakin. Details are available at APF’s website, http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/.
A devoted physician and military officer may go to military prison, to protect the secrecy of the President’s original birth documentation held by the state government of Hawaii. The secrecy of the President’s paper trail may be about to gain a martyr.