Could one of the reasons that Donald Trump won the Presidency was because, Donald Trump is the master at building his ‘brand?”
Fortune 500 companies spend fortunes trademarking their names, building their ‘brands’ and protecting their reputations, and if there is one thing that President Trump did better than most any other business man, was make the brand of “Trump” known all over the world.
And he worked hard to make sure that brand came with excellence.
One thing you had to say about Trump’s hotels and casinos, they were perfect examples of perfection and wealth.
Now, think about the Clinton brand. By the time, Hillary ran for President, the brand of “Clinton” was pretty much worn out. When you thought of the brand “Clinton” you thought of Monika Lewinsky. When you thought of Hillary, you thought of a woman who was controlling, and not respected in any kind of way. She appeared most of the time as a ruthless and bitter woman.
You thought of…four men dead in Benghazi and, “What difference did it make?”
Trump protected and promoted his brand with his life. Even after his divorce from Ivanka, she made a pizza commercial with him, and that pretty much cleared up his, “He LEFT her for a younger woman!” image. It was really a stroke of genius.
Trump protected his brand. Hillary…did not.
Now, let’s take this a step further….and can we admit that sovereign nations are a brand? America has always had a strong brand of greatness throughout history. It has always been known as the greatest country in modern history.
It’s Constitution alone gives her that status. And how does a nation show it’s ‘brand’?
By, it’s flag.
Conservative Americans are proud of their flag. They know the price that was paid for the ideas it stands for. Millions of American have died protecting it.
Which is why, the progressives have been trying to destroy the very symbol of that great ‘brand’ called America.
Patriotism is now being attacked.
For years, our flag has been burned at every protest. Kids are not allowed to wear the flag on their tee-shirts at school. The list goes on and on about how the American flag is attacked every single day.
What is being attacked is not only the flag, but America’s people.
This is how they are trying to destroy America’s culture, so as to push it into the one world government. They HAVE to destroy the brand.
Obama’s bowing to every national leader in the world, sent a clear message that America was no longer ‘great’. Did you ever think that it was part of the “elites” plan? Not just Obama’s?
Before Obama left office, he talked a lot about “tribes.” How the world was divided into ‘tribes’ and that’s not a good thing.
But…here’s the good news. Breaking the brands of nations and molding them into a one world nation, might not be as easy as they think. People are just not going to go quietly into that good tyrannical night.
The elites want a one world government, nations without borders…. everybody living under one world run by them.
This is not a conspiracy anymore. It’s a fact. And yet…all nations have pride in the culture that their ancestors lived and died for, and why the hell shouldn’t they?
The French WANT to be French.
The Americans want to be Americans.
The Brits want to be Brits.
The Muslims want to be Muslims.
The ‘tribes’ of the world will always want to stay in their own tribe. For all the complaints that have heard from the blacks wanting to be treated equally here in America, in reality, they want to stay with their own “tribe.”
I was watching a National Geographic special tonight, and in it, they were talking about how war is a good thing, because, the conquered always got a new culture from the conquered.
The fact that millions die in war was…just accepted.
They also said that the renaissance actually came about because of the Muslims invading Europe. The Muslims brought TRUE knowledge to Europe.
(Too bad they didn’t keep some of it for themselves.)
I thought that was a stretch. They are trying to rewrite the “Muslims” into world history, so that we can all accept them as “equals.” Merkel thinks that her people should accept some of the wonderful ‘culture’ of the Muslims. (right.)
The elites think, that if they mix all the nations like the Tower of Babel, sooner or later, we will all get along. They look at humanity as a humongous Petri dish to be manipulated and bred like their royal horses.
And if you look at the last actions of President Trump’s actions, in Syria and with North Korea and Russia: if you look at it that he is the ‘brand’ master, and he is just trying to strengthen America’s ‘brand” … It makes perfect sense.
Yes, the good news is that America voted in a man who wanted to “Make America great again.”
The British people voted to become British again.
The French will vote (I hope) to become French again.
For these were the nations who supported Liberty.
This one world government does not.
The reality is, not all ‘brands’ are successful. So, we can be glad that we have a ‘brand’ master at the helm.
Maybe it’s not the ‘globalists’ that are controlling him like everyone is saying.
Maybe, it’s just President Trump doing what he knows how to do best:
Building a great brand.
This week, we have two men who were so absurd, they got the beginning WWIII off the news. Everybody on the planet was talking about the doctor who got on the United Airlines flight, then got off, then snuck back on, and THEN…he had to be dragged off screaming.
He is now in the hospital with his lawyer, who asked, “So, where was your can of Pepsi?”
Everyone under the sun has an opinion on the matter, but really, the guy acted like a snowflake. Clearly, he has watched too many Chinese Lives Matter programs. The lady in the movie is even more of an idiot.
The good news is now, we ALL know that you can get kicked off any flight at anytime for no reason whatsoever. So what’s new? One time, my husband and I made reservations at a Dierdorfs and Hart Restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and she seated us at a really romantic table and right in the middle of our salads, the waitress asked us to move because a “regular” client wanted our table.
It wasn’t a ‘request.’ They grabbed all our stuff and we had to follow, and yes, they moved us to a less than romantic table. We finished dinner, and never went back.
That restaurant is no longer in business.
And then there’s Shawn Spicer’s grand moment of momentous “Brain FART!” I don’t know what he was smoking before he came out to handle the press, but to say that even HITLER didn’t use chemical weapons made you wonder what in the world you call the gas ovens?
Seriously Shawn. And then he goes on to say that at least Hitler didn’t gas his own people, trying to make Assad to be worse than Hitler.
It is painful to watch: First one foot. Then the other foot. Clearly Shawn needs some sleep.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it the doctor who didn’t want to get off the plane and threw an adult temper tantrum?
Or is it President Trump’s Press Secretary, who either didn’t pay any attention in history class, or John McCain is writing his notes.
And the Award goes to…………….(drum roll)
HILLARY CLINTON! For getting so desperate for attention she is modeling high heel pumps because they were named after her.
Wait…there’s that Pepsi commercial….this IS getting complicated.
After the last week, I thought that we should end on a good note, and President Trump made that happen today. It was glorious!
He gave one of the best press conferences ever given by any President that I remember, and the reason it was so great, is that he just tells the truth. And the Trumpsters, LOVE it! Not so much the press, which as you will hear all weekend, are insulted, hurt, and besides themselves that this man of the people, is sticking UP for the people, and actually doing what he promised.
And here he is putting the coal miners back to work, to the benefit of us all, with the help of a few Congressmen who cared.
This was a big deal, for all of us. Al Gore laments that in the desert, in the Middle East, why…the temperature got up to 165 degrees in the desert! The earth will become uninhabitable, he says. Al Gore will have to give up one of his many houses, to save us.
And what’s better than coal? Solar panels are lame, too expensive, and kill millions of birds. Using corn for Ethanol was actually more environmentally damaging and expensive than coal. And frankly, while nuclear power might be a good thing, the whole planet pays a high price when things go wrong. You don’t want to even KNOW what’s happening in Fukushima.
And in less than one month, President Donald Trump has brought back jobs. The stock market is roaring. The only thing holding him back is Congress.
Yes. Jobs. He SAID he would be the greatest jobs President in history, and let’s hope so, because we are in socialist deep doo-do.
From Freedom Manifesto by Steve Forbes:
Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing. (11.5 million). This is almost exact reversal of the situation in 196o, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.
And THAT is why, I was always sure Donald J. Trump was the best hope we had. As much as many of my friends loved Ted Cruz, there is no doubt, Trump knows how to make America great again. America needed a business man.
I hope he does this again, and often.
Yes, I’m going out on a happy note this weekend…and that’s been rare, right?
Thank you, Mr. President! You’re simply the best!
I wanted to just throw out a few ideas that are going around…and by the way, have you noticed how on edge everybody is?
Last night I was listening to Coast to Coast with George Noory, and he was interviewing Bev Harris, the lady whose video I posted this week. Basically, at the end of the show, she admitted that the election could be decided in the main hub, and nobody would be able to tell. In fact, the tampering would be almost impossible to tell.
And then, to my complete amazement, both Noory, and Harris laughed and assured the country that no matter WHO won, America would still be great, and the country would not fall apart…and…don’t worry…be happy. (&$&%^) Was my thought.
WHAT? Nice for them to say, they BOTH make a lot of money, but to say that America will survive, even if the election rigged…well their reasoning is, it’s been rigged before, and HEY! We survived!
But then Bev said something that truly caught my ear. She said that they might put Hillary in, just to take her out with her crimes (don’t see how they can do that since she can pardon herself) Impeachment? Not sure, Bev didn’t say….but what she did say caught my ear: They could take Hillary out and replace her with who they really want.
Ahhhhh….Ted Cruz and Mike Pence? Cruz came out of nowhere, didn’t he? Notice he’s not appearing with Trump. If he was really supporting Trump, he’d appear with him.
Paul Ryan is traveling with Pence.
This nobody remembers that Ronald Reagan didn’t want Daddy Bush as VP, but Herbert was forced on him or else he would not get the nomination.
What if…the same thing happened here? What if Mike Pence is underneath all the great talk, is a globalist? After all, he is very good friends with Ryan and Cruz.
And what about all the talk of Paul Ryan leaving his post? Why now? Mmmmmmmmmmmmm…
Could the Bushes be planning the ultimate chess move to get BACK their power? Who knows? Could they bring Jeb out of the woodwork?
After all, they believe that Trump literally STOLE the republican party from them. They feel, they built it.
So, I don’t know. Nothing is coincidence in politics, is it?
I wouldn’t put it pass any of them to be thinking about this.
On a good note: Watch this video and send it all over the country. THESE are the people who make this country great. Don’t miss the courage of this great woman.
(Yes, I needed a tissue.)
Nobody Gets Email:
This email reminds us all, that crooks have been around for a long time:
A reminder from Harry Truman: Who worked with crooks, and didn’t like them very much.
Harry Truman was a democrat, but, he was Nobody’s Fool when it came to knowing crooks.
Too bad the right people won’t see this!!!!!!!! All of the unknown receivers!!!!!!
OLE Harry Truman was Right!
Some Comparative Points:
Barack Obama’s net worth as of the 2008 election: $8 million
Barack Obama’s net worth as of the 2012 election: $24 million
Barack Obama’s net worth as of December 2015: $46 million…
Not bad…considering his salary as president is $500,000 a year!
Barack Obama never had a real job, outside of government.
Good old Harry… He knew what he was talking about!
Add to that THIS picture I just got in the mail from another reader: I had NO idea about this…did you?
Whoa. I wonder what these two are worth now?
(Thanks to JG and “G” Man)
Okay. Let’s talk trash. Let’s talk hypocrisy. Let’s talk reality.
Let’s talk about what just happened
The globalists, Soros, the Clintons, the Bushes, the Ryans, the very RICH- RICH-RIC- RICH elites that rule our country and our world, will not let Donald Trump into the White House.
They must be worried because why release this 2005 hidden tape at this exact moment? Why?
Because they knew Wikileaks had some dirt on Hillary and was going to release it. And frankly, those emails (even though I haven’t read them yet) haven’t told us anything we didn’t know. She’s a open borders globalist who works for the rich.
Imagine my surprise. (Not)
The audio tape that was just released on Friday, was a smash right on Donald Trump’s head, dealt with the blow that only a truly angry and resentful ego can deal, and it was dealt by the very angry Bushes. As far as I’m concerned, the Bush family, did this. Poor Jeb. Robbed of his place in history.
Yes, Billy Bush released this sleaze ball audio of Donald Trump in time before the second debate.
Wow. How about we bring out some of Bill Clinton’s rape victims shall we?
Let’s talk about the very rich sleaze balls that run D. C.
Let’s talk about the Presidency and MEN.
- Lyndon B. Johnson loved strippers, and had an affair with many lovers.
- FDR, had it was reported numerous sexual affairs…Lucy, Daisy, Dorothy, and Missy. Yes, a medical exam in 1931 proved he was quite capable.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower had his Kay. (Not Mamie) Petraus had his mistress.
- JFK had sometimes 3 prostitutes at once, and sometimes twice daily. Must have felt good on his back.
- Daddy Bush had his girlfriends..oh, yes he did. Yes he did.
- And most people (including this nobody) believe that George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice had an affair. (And who knows what else.) Woman are not allowed to the yearly fun fest in the Bohemian Grove.
To this day, Laura barely ever stands near him for too long. Their marriage is a shame.
- And let’s not forget Bill Clinton, who has, it has been claimed, not only had past affairs but is still having them. Bill likes to fly down to an island where he can have sex with underage woman. In fact, almost every day he was having his secret service men get him women…and many of them were raped. And Bill has the same problem as Trump: He loves women. Only, he rapes if they don’t agree. Trump just goes talks some guy talk on the golf course.
And yet, while EVERYBODY in the world knows this, Hillary still insists that they are happily married. Talk about hypocrisy. We are supposed to put them in power because…they are just so good at ruling us all.
- It’s also rumored that Paul Ryan had affairs, and if we can be realistic, probably MOST of the men in Congress have had many sexual affairs…
Sure. Donald sounds crude on the tape. But to a woman who has worked with men all her life, this is pure braggadocio talk. To me, it smacked of insecurity…like, he couldn’t believe what fame has brought to his doorstep. He sounded like a kid in a candy store. Trump loves beauty. Beautiful buildings, women, cars, planes…it’s his thing. It’s his inspiration.
Here’s the real question: Did Donald Know he was being TAPED by Billy Bush at the time?
Of course he didn’t. He was ‘bonding’ with a young man, in the way that men have bonded since the beginning of time.
Do men really think that the wives and the women of the world don’t know what they talk about in private? Yes, they do. And they want to keep it that way. We don’t want to know, and you don’t want to tell us. We’ve kept it all secret for all these years, and thank God we have.
In a very sad way, this is good news, because this means that our vote truly does count…despite the fact that they have been making us believe it doesn’t for years.
And you know what else it proves? (At least to me.) George W. Bush just went into Iraq to settle an old score. (Plus make money of course) Saddam tried to kill his daddy. He had to make sure the world saw Hussein hanged. He was doing it all for Papa.
He has the blood of our great American soldiers on his hand.
Guess what George? You can’t paint enough to bury that guilt. That picture of yourself in the shower? Yep. You can’t wash that off.
Am I mad? Am I mad! You bet.
Hillary will bring communism, destruction, war, grief, and a ‘universal’ health care system…she will destroy the United States as sure as she destroyed Libya, and the whole middle East. And Hillary won’t do this all by herself, no, she’s not that smart. The cabal of Presidential dynasty is behind her with every move.
And what does Obama say? Russia is trying to fool with our elections? (Yes, Obama had his gay lover affairs.) And…we know that George W, was an alcoholic who dabbled in cocaine, and Bill Clinton did coke, AND Obama did coke…oh…but, that’s okay. They never said the world “pussy.”
America has been doing exactly that for more years than we can remember. We mess in EVERYBODY’s elections. Have for decades. This is all about getting Homeland Security to count the votes.
And by the way, if Russia hacked Hillary’s email, then whose fault is that?
Hillary, the Bushes, the Ryans, the McCains, and established elites, will take us all into WWIII. And as before, THEIR kids won’t have to go to the front lines. Their kids will be at Harvard ready to train for the next lobbying job.
Trump just wants to make America rich again…and knowing Trump, fill the White House with beautiful woman.
At least, it will still be standing.
I had a good laugh this morning when I turned on MSNBC, and there were the two twins separated at birth: Michael Moore and Glenn Beck, on Meet the Press.
This regular nobody watching these two couldn’t help but wonder…are they really that stupid? Can men become rich being complete imbeciles? How DOES this happen?
FIRST: Michael Moore gets it. He KNOWS America is being destroyed. He KNOWS people are suffering,
Moore said, “Yes, which I don’t want him to win. (Trump) Let’s make that clear. I’ve been trying to say for months here, I live in Michigan. Across the Midwest, across the rust belt, I understand why a lot of people are angry. They see Donald Trump as their human Molotov cocktail, that they get to go into the voting booth on November 8th and throw him into a political system that has made their lives miserable.”
But who does Michael BLAME the people’s misery on? Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. The concept of the democrats ruling our cities, our judges, our colleges, our failing school systems, our many government welfare and health care system NEVER enters the idiot’s brain. Michael knows the people don’t trust the media…where were they on Wall Street, he asks?
Well, where are they now Michael? Working for Hillary Clinton. We have the first person EVER to run for office who has appeared in front of Congress so many times for her many crimes, she must have her own hairdresser and makeup room there for her many visits, and yet they drill on Donald Trump for hours on end.
Donald Trump has caused NONE Of the country’s problems. But according to them, he’s the devil himself.
And ‘rich’ Michael is very concerned. “They used to vote for the rich and powerful.” he laments. He doesn’t get it. Why don’t the people trust the rich and powerful anymore? (He’s rich, and I’m sure building his bunker.)
He is very afraid of Trump. We should vote for Hillary because, she is a woman, he says.
“What has Hillary ever done to you?” he asks. Can you believe that he even asked that?
She has done NOTHING Michael, that’s the point. She is being PAID to help us. But she has…done nothing. And she’s had over 49 years to get it right.
When she let our soldiers die on the battlefield that’s a clue to how bad she would be as commander-in-chief. And she did such a bad job as Secretary of State, because she was too busy raising money for her big Clinton Foundation piggy bank, that she let ISIS into our country, and set the stage for the Muslims to take down Western Civilization with her policies, I’d say that’s a big deal. Ask the people on 9.11 why Bill Clinton didn’t take out bin Laden the six chances he had. Ask the people who are ‘struggling’ how they lost their jobs to Bill Clinton’s NAFTA.
And then there’s BECK: Notice the nice home in the background: The stone fireplace, the Tiffany Lamp. Beck wants you to see that he has money. And then he goes on and says nobody is listening to him anymore.
Like Michael, he is at a loss why he is the only smart person in America. (Sure sign of stupidity)
Actually, Michael Moore said more things that made sense than Beck. Glenn still doesn’t understand what happened to him. He keeps mentioning Martin Luther King in every talk. He’s like a broken record.
BOTH men…think Trump is Hitler, a Nazi in the waiting. Uber right? WTF is that?
Did they not get that for most of history, in the political spectrum, Hitler was on the left? Hitler was a socialist. That’s NOT right-wing.
No, Michael and Glenn buy that Hitler was on the right. And Trump is like the uber-right, but…Beck has complained all along that Trump is really NOT conservative?
See how messed up he is? He should just run for office. (OMG…I bet he’s thinking about it.)
This is what is happening. Right before our eyes, they are changing the meaning of everything…George Orwell warned us., about how the socialist would take over: He called it: Doublespeak.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. “
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell.
Look around…is that not what is happening right before our eyes?
BLM is ‘respectable’. And Hillary’s lies are truthful. Those of us watching, feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Anyway, it was funny to see the two together.
Like I said: Michael Moore and Glenn Beck: The Twins of Pointless Polemics
I’m not waiting until Thursday to post this lady: the great Kitty Werthmann, Austrian WWII survivor who lived through Hitler’s takeover of Austria.
Kitty tells you how the ‘progressives’ in this country, are following in his footsteps.
Don’t miss this. History IS repeating itself.
(Thanks to Madmemere)
How can Paris, once considered the best place to go for a romantic weekend, let this happen to their country? What in the world are their leaders drinking? They should all be put on trial for treason to their countries. What? Did they all decide somewhere at some rich elite Swiss Alp party to flood the West with poor and criminal migrants? Are they out to destroy the planet? Forget global warming, globalization has put the West on the fast track to distinction. Globalization is the biggest threat to mankind.
I guess it’s true. They really do want to cull the population down to 500,000. You can’t mix Islam with freedom, and not expect a civil war.
What women would feel safe even walking past these men from Sudan, Africa, Afghanistan?
They are not showing you this on TV. The Europeans are being FORCED to give in to Islam. The women are being told to wear Burka’s.
The western leaders have giving in to Islam. I’m sure Parisians hate this. Who Wouldn’t hate this?
And if Hillary Clinton is put into power, THIS same scene will be seen on the streets of many of our cities….sooner or later.
Donald Trump gave one of the greatest speeches of our times today: Warning America about radical Islam. I sure hope America was listening.
We CANNOT let this happen here, and I want to personally thank the republicans Congress of Missouri for passing our right to carry a gun without a permit.
Let’ the Muslims know: This is NOT Paris. We WILL fight you back.
Confession: One can never learn enough. That’s my motto. Some of this I knew, and some of this, like what they did with hysterical women, and foot binding, I did not.
I will never look at a pair of 7-inch heels the same way again.
And that had nothing to do with sex. But there IS sex in this. Historically speaking.
Enjoy! (Or not.)
Nobody Gets Email:
You have to almost admire the nerve of Hillary Clinton today. She was attacking Trump on wanting to let countries like Japan and South Korea develop nuclear weapons. Insinuating how dangerous that is. But…it was OKAY for Hillary to give Iran the money to upgrade their nuclear programs. Does she think most people don’t even think about that? Uh…clearly she thinks we are all as dumb as Obama says we are. And lazy.
Don’t forget lazy.
And racist. We’re racist because we’re stressed. Nothing but uplifting news from our ‘President.’
I was talking to a friend today…and frankly, the closer we get to the elections, the scarier it gets. Trump’s great military speech today, outlined just how seriously Obama has decimated our military forces. Did we WANT to know that stuff? Not really. It seems more people are concerned about having to pay $150 dollar for the new Apple IPhone, earphones.
So, the news is: we are basically sitting ducks. If any other country was going to take down the United States THIS would be the moment.
I also wonder how many Americans, like me, don’t trust Obama even leaving the office. He’s playing golf almost every day, as IF he is just trying to get in as much as he can because he knows that soon, he won’t be able to. As if, he knows very soon the golf courses might be closed.
Yes, Obama is overseas again, trashing his own country. He is just begging for someone to hit us. A psychologist would tell you he is taking out his abandonment issues on us, but that’s another blog.
And so, when I got this email, I must admit, it’s probably worse than we can all imagine. (Getting back to Trump’s military speech.) Not only is our military decimated, Obama’s mass destruction of our military goes beyond the physical, and into the realm of making us an army of wussed out sycophants, ready to attack any Christian, at a moment’s notice. According to this email: our men would be more likely to consider a Christian as an enemy than an Iranian.
So…here’s the email: I have not checked this out, but, since most young Americans think Karl Marx was one of our finest Vice Presidents, some of us, must assume this could be true, and go ahead…get a bucket.
It’s the ‘rest of the story’ about the Navy men who were captured by the Iranians and held on their knees…accordingly, the ‘rest of the story’ was reported in the Stars and Stripes.
(Thanks to madmemere)
Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were subsequently detained for 15 hours in the Persian Gulf last January.
The Navy’s findings should have generated a media frenzy, but instead were quickly buried by the 300 foot rogue waves generated by the storm called the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal.
Here are some highlights from the investigation as reported by the Stars and Stripes:
The findings from the investigation are frightening and should concern all Americans.
The engine on one of the two Navy patrol craft was broken before it ever left port.
The crews had failed their most recent navigation exams. Several of the crew, including both captains, had either recently failed or not taken a required navigation exam and none of the crew had more than two hours of training on the navigation system. Navigation is a sailor’s bread and butter. Not knowing navigation is tantamount to a hockey player not knowing how to skate.
The radios weren’t working. The two craft, Riverine Command Boats 802 and 805, left four hours late for their mission because they could not get their radios to work.
This speaks volumes about poor non-commissioned officers, aka Chiefs, who obviously weren’t ensuring that the radios had proper maintenance or were replaced. One wonders what the officer in charge, Lieutenant David Nartker was doing instead of checking on his boats’ equipment. None of the 10 sailors on either vessel had ever participated in a mission this long.
When the military spends all of its time on sensitivity training and other PC insanity, you lack time to conduct real training for war. And when the chips were down the crews displayed a lack of “war-fighting toughness.”
As US Defense Watch has reported before, the US military is not focused on its mission, creating an organization that is internally feeble and projects weakness abroad.
Boat 805 never bothered to log their route. No one looked at a paper map before departing, though it is required.
The crews had already voiced their concerns: they weren’t ready for this mission. It would be the longest mission they’d conducted, and would require a nighttime refueling – another thing that they’d never done. Obviously, a real world mission in the Persian Gulf is a lot tougher than attending one of the military’s classes on why the Bible is a sexist document or conducting physical training with pregnancy simulators.
Things quickly went from SNAFU to TARFU to FUBAR as they drifted into Iranian waters. At the critical moment when the navigation system identified Iran’s Farsi Island for them, none of the 10 picked up on that information because no one zoomed in on the island that the system was displaying. They also didn’t look at backup navigational charts on the boats or call in their location to one of their maritime operations centers.
The crews thought they would go around the island. But boat 802’s engine experienced a dangerous oil pressure drop, and cut speed. Boat 805 also dropped speed and came alongside. Boat 802’s engine problems could have been fixed with the boat still moving, but the crew decided to stay put and fix the issue there. Despite the fact that they still had a visual on an unknown island and did not know their exact location, the boat captains did not have their gunners on watch to protect the craft while the repairs were under way.
They thought repairs would take 20 minutes. A few minutes later, they saw two small patrol craft approaching. At 1,000 yards, the captain of boat 802 saw the incoming vessels had weapons. But he still did not tell his crews to take a defensive posture. He would later say he thought the vessels might have been friendly, from Saudi Arabia. Obviously, when you don’t look at charts and fail navigation exams you have no idea if you’re in Baja or Beijing.
By the time the vessels were within 100 yards, the two U.S. boats manned their guns.
Then they saw the blue flag of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U.S. crews started yelling, trying to communicate by pointing to their wrench and engine that they were broken down. This wasn’t an incursion. By then, two additional Iranian vessels were headed toward them.
Lieutenant Nartker failed to order the crews to fire at least warning shots. Instead, Nartker did order the boats to speed away. But by then it was too late, the Iranians were able to block their vessel and had their weapons fixed on boat. The crew’s coxswain saw the Iranian’s AK-47s were close enough for him to see they were pointed at his gunner. When the captain wanted another attempt to go, the coxswain said no.
“I tell the [boat 802] captain that we are not moving. [The boat 802 captain] said we just got to go and if they shoot through us then whatever. I am having this dumb conversation with him about how I am not going to drive. I am not going to get the [boat 802] gunner killed,” according to the investigation.
At that point, Nartker started negotiating with the Iranians.
“So at that point in time if I had decided to start a firefight, I know a lot of my guys would be dead. We might have all been dead at that point in time. I didn’t want to start a war with Iran, either … my thought at the end of the day was that no one had to die for a misunderstanding. And that, I guess, was a gamble on my part. I don’t want to say gamble because that is not exactly the right word, but in allowing us to be captured – that was my decision and my decision alone.”
Nartker’s cowardice immediately endangered his whole crew by delivering them into the hands of a nation led by psychopaths and religious zealots. He seemed more concerned about not harming Iranians than he was about doing his duty as a US Navy officer.
The crews raised their hands and kneeled. The boats were boarded. Once on board, the Iranians tore down the U.S. flags and replaced them with their own.
As they were filmed kneeling and bound, the female gunner on the crews activated the distress signal. The Iranians discovered her actions, and confiscated the device.
What the investigation found was that Nartker should have had his crew in a defensive posture while the downed vessel was getting repaired. It did not rule on his decision to surrender the boats to the Iranians, noting the Defense Department’s Code of Conduct does not clearly outline what actions an officer should take in regards to surrender if the situation occurs in non-armed conflict.
The Navy needs a reality check. While we are not in a declared war with Iran, they are the ENEMY, no matter what sick pill John Kerry tries to shove down the nation’s throat. The Code of Conduct clearly states how Nartker should have acted and he violated Articles II and V.
The investigation also found Natker acted honorably by directing the Iranians not to film his crew, but his filmed apology “was clearly inconsistent with the Code of Conduct.”
Nartker was in captivity for 15 hours and he submitted to making an apology. His acquiescence is worrisome. Does anyone in the Navy have any conception of how the Vietnam POW’s resisted North Vietnamese repeated attempts for them to make public apologies? Our POW’s in North Vietnam were routinely tortured for weeks or months until they broke and signed statements or agreed to be filmed.
Nartker’s excuse was that the Iranians threatened not to release him and his men if he didn’t make a formal apology on worldwide TV. So what? Tough it out trooper! You’re in the Navy, not an employee of Quaker Oats.
Nartker gave in and the Iranians never even laid a hand on him or his men. They didn’t have to. They knew they were dealing with a gutless coward.
The report also found that the crew members improperly revealed passwords for laptops and cellphones and even sensitive technical details about their two ships, including their top speed, capabilities and missions, the report said. “It is clear that some, if not all, crew members provided at least some information to interrogators beyond name, rank, service number and date of birth,” the report said.
The Navy might want to replace some of their unconscious bias and white privilege training back to Code of Conduct classes. In the aftermath, the Navy has recommended administrative actions against the task force commander and commodore, actions have already been carried out and both officers have been relieved of command. It has recommended its investigation be sent to each of the commands overseeing the executive officer directly responsible for the two boats, the captain of boat 805, and the coxswain of boat 805 who challenged the captain of boat 802’s decision to try to flee the Iranian vessels.
The investigation found that Nartker failed in many of the expectations that the Navy had of him. But the Navy also reported the LT’s relative inexperience, low rank at the time and the extreme situation should be put in the context of the lack of oversight or mentorship his commanders had afforded him.
Wait a minute. David Nartker is a Lieutenant, not some green ensign with one week of active service under his belt. Nartker has been on active duty for several years. It’s his job to make tough decisions and to show courage. It’s also his job to look out for his crew. He failed at every task given to him.
Younger men than Nartker, with much less experience and without the prized Annapolis training have performed heroically throughout the history of the Navy. The Navy needs to stop making excuses for the poor conduct of its officers.
Lastly, the report found that the female gunner should “receive proper recognition for her extraordinary courage in activating the emergency beacon while kneeling, bound and guarded at Iranian gunpoint, at risk to her own safety.”
Apparently, the female gunner in Nartker’s crew was the only one who seemed to understand their duty and who exhibited courage.
The fallout from the incident has already resulted in the removal of the commodore and executive officer responsible for the vessels, Capt. Kyle Moses and Cmdr. Eric Rasch. A third officer who was in charge of the detachment in Kuwait, who was not named, was also relieved of command, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Thursday in a news briefing on the investigation findings.
The incident in the Persian Gulf last January should be a wake-up call for the US Navy. Not only were the sailors and officers in question lacking in training, they also had a desultory mentality toward maintenance of their equipment. When called upon to act courageously, they conducted themselves poorly and disgraced their service and their country while in captivity.
The US Navy has severe problems. This incident may have been isolated, but it speaks volumes about the declining readiness and warrior spirit in our military.
Should we be surprised? This is the type of military you get when the White House and the Pentagon are more focused on social engineering than training for war.
Just a note: I read this to an x Navy Seal and asked his opinion, and he said that one or two things…he could see…but all of those? No. He said this..
“Sounds like the Warren Report.”
The part that bothers THIS nobody is the fact that they gave them passwords to everything.
Somebody in that unit could have been working for Obama. That’s how much I don’t trust the man.
OUR 1776! Do We Give Up to Global Cartels, or Take BACK America? A Nobody’s Opinion on the 4th of July
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. —John Adams
(Okay, this is a long one folks, you might have to rub your eyes…I did.)
This Independent Day, holds one true conviction that MUST be in the hearts of every freedom lover…and that is..to hold onto the Independence that our founders fought so hard to bless us all with, for once lost, as John Adams would tell us all…it is lost forever.
Now, soon, Americans must decide, like Britain’s citizens just did, whether we are beholden to a few elitists and their dreams of borderless nations ruled by a combination of unelected elites who are pimps for the multinational corporations, or are we beholden to the Independence of our country, and our children’s future.
We deserve, to be free to make our own decisions. We MUST have a voice in our own country. Our leaders do not work for us, anymore. And it’s not just the United States that must make this decision, its many countries across the planet.
This upcoming election is about whether the United States stays a free and Independent nation, able to make her own laws, or a nation who gives up her sovereignty to all other nations.
They are pushing the TTP as we speak, and the U.S. will lose its sovereignty in almost all trade matters if passed. We will become…. a third world country.
Hillary is an elite globalist. Donald Trump is not, although Obama is trying to change that history.
Yes, believe Obama, the man who tries daily to rewrite American history. Obama says that Muslims have ALWAYS been a big part of America and its founding.
A complete fabrication of the highest order.
Donald is the true American. Hillary, has been spending taxpayers money all over the world…to enrich her and her husband, and multinational companies that aren’t even IN the United States.
The book “Clinton Cash” documents it all, if you can stomach it.
OMG, what they have been hiding from us.
I’m not sure exactly when the elites of the world…the babies of Harvard, Oxford, and Brussels decided to start merging the countries…they hide their agenda’s from the little nobodies of the world. They disguised their plans, and tried to sell us to it in the word of “globalization.”
They pronounce the word “globalization” as if it’s the holy grail.
President George W. Bush was adamant, as were all our Presidents, that we cannot stay isolated from the rest of the world, and if we insist on America first, then the world and Americans will suffer. In fact, they beat us over the head with those remarks.
What it means is that the American taxpayer is needed to fund the global initiatives that the corporations want throughout the rest of the planet, they just don’t want to pay for it.
What they have told the world about the “New World Order” is that if all countries drop their borders, and nationalism disappears, then there will BE no wars forever more.
That’s just as big a lie as “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
Countries have to be stable, and have roads and infrastructure in order for that Wal-mart, McDonald, or Windmills to take roots.
You and I are expected to pay for it, and we HAVE been.
It’s why our country, our freedoms, and our standard of living is being decimated…they build schools in Iraq, but let the children in Detroit drink water with lead in it. Why?
They are building the world’s infrastructure, and getting rich on top of it, in the meantime they are flooding Western Civilization with refugees from countries that have no sense of democracy whatsoever.
As Daniel Hannon pointed out in his excellent speech on why England should leave the E.U., NOBODY on the planet is isolated anymore. We are all joined by our technology. We couldn’t be isolated unless the elites destroyed the internet.
(I wouldn’t put it pass them.)
The elites of the world basically want a Fascist/ communist global government where just a handful of elites and their friends and families rule.
Oh Joyanna, you’re thinking… you’re wacko. That’s SUCH a conspiracy theory.
Early in the Second World War, John Maynard Keynes of the British Treasury and Harry Dexter White of the United States Treasury Department independently began to develop ideas about the financial order of the postwar world. The Bretton Woods Conference had three main results: (1) Articles of Agreement to create the IMF, whose purpose was to promote stability of exchange rates and financial flows. (2) Articles of Agreement to create the IBRD, whose purpose was to speed reconstruction after the Second World War and to foster economic development, especially through lending to build infrastructure. (3) Other recommendations for international economic cooperation. The Final Act of the conference incorporated these agreements and recommendations.
So, Britain and the U.S. sold the idea of how wonderful the West was for rebuilding the nations that we literally devastated. Not to say that Germany and Japan didn’t deserve to be devastated or rebuilt, but who made money off of that? Who PAID for that?
On top of that, America ended up paying to protect and defend half the planet. Donald is right. We simply cannot afford to do it anymore.
From the secret meetings of the Bretton Woods, where politicians and major bankers put the American Treasury in the hands of a few private men, at the Federal Reserve, or when President Herbert Walker Bush announced that there would be a NWO…and it would be “good.” the order of ‘globalization’ has been the blueprint of every politician since Ronald Reagan.
This “globalization” has been going on for YEARS, and it’s DESTROYING the United States. The elites knew it would be a long process, because not many people want to give up their culture, their history, their religion, or their freedoms, so they hired the best social engineers, and used Hollywood to get us to accept and give up, our American culture.
They use FEAR to control us at every opportunity.
Most of us remember Ross Perot, and how he told us that NAFTA would bring a huge sucking sound of jobs out of America. Perot dropped out, and it was Bill Clinton who, as President, invited all five presidents to join him at the White House for a pep rally to support the North American Free Trade Agreement, launched by Bush. (NAFTA, since then, CAFTA)
At the time, we all thought that it was just a nice picture op. Little did we know how right Ross Perot was. (I voted for him twice.)
The list of once great American companies who now are owned by other foreign countries are depressing: Budweiser, Motorola, Smithfield Foods, AMC Theaters, Ben and Jerry’s, Burger King, IBM, Firestone, John Hancock, Holiday Inn, Trader Joe’s, CITGO, Gerber, Ingram Micro, General Electric, 7-11, Legendary Entertainment, Purina, Good Humor, and Lucky Strike.
Can we ever bring back American prosperity? Should we just give up?
The elites are going to continue to forge their way…they’ve come so far, and it’s why they will never stop.
It’s, as usual, all about the money and power, and with that comes tyranny. History repeats itself, and that’s why they don’t want you to read history, or much of anything for that matter.
The elites have one idea in mind.
A world, engineered by them, to make sure that they control the whole populations….climate change is invented for just that takeover.
They are engineering our weather, everybody knows it, but the silence is almost absurd.
Once upon a time, when America was great, immigrants did make up our country. But these immigrants HAD to learn English. Our schools didn’t have to pay 60 different language teachers to keep them from learning English. They couldn’t turn on their cable TV and watch their own programs in their own language. The immigrants of long ago, did not get let into the country if they had any kind of diseases. Now the diseases that were once completely wiped out in our country are coming back with a vengeance, along with a few new ones like ZIKA.
And they didn’t flood our cities with drugs.
Paul Ryan, a big-time globalist, is the reason his state has seen a dramatic rise in tuberculosis.
Here in my city of St. Louis, I am afraid to walk into my local Wal-Mart without a mask. I once caught a horrible SCARS- like flu from there, I consider myself lucky to be alive since I don’t even trust my doctor.
The average citizen is being robbed, of any savings, in order to feed the refuges coming in droves. Financial Redistribution of the hard-working American is now been a fact for decades, they just don’t tell you about it.
You never see the spread sheets.
On top of that, they know every single word you type, every single cent you spend, and everywhere you go.
YOU, dear citizen American citizen are watched more than any terrorist that might decide to nuke some city.
Remember…Presidents have been bringing in refugees for some time, this is a big part of the NWO plan. Mix all cultures in all lands.
In 1980 Jimmy Carter sent eighteen thousand Cuban refugees into Arkansas when Clinton was President. That really pissed off Clinton, just because it was HIS state. The refugees broke away from their camp and started threatening the citizens of Arkansas, running down the street shouting revolutionary slogans. Clinton had to send in the National Guard.
THEN…on August 1. 3 months before the election, Carter ordered that all the Cubans that he had already sent to refugee centers in the politically more important states of Florida, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania be shipped to the less important start of Arkansas.
Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter never got along after that.
When Bill Clinton was President, he dropped THOUSANDS of Bosnians into the St. Louis area, now there are over 70,000 here, we have the biggest population outside of Bosnia. Unlike the Germans and the Italians whose homes they have taken over, they mingle very little with the white community.
Was St. Louis asked to take these people? Is the merger of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S….something that we got a vote on?
No. That’s so…as Hillary would say, “Unprogressive.”
And what accounts for their concentrations in different U.S. cities? Why is St. Louis, Missouri, a kind of North American capital of Bosnia, while Akron, Ohio is booming with Burmese, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to large numbers of Hmong?
My own neighborhood, is filled with Muslims, Vietnamese, Mexicans, in fact, people from most any country. I don’t know them, They don’t come out of their houses. My little small road is the only road left that puts the America Flag out on July 4th. We are…outnumbered.
So, yes…it looks grim.
I hate to say this, but as we watch a woman who by all accounts should be in jail for her crimes, the globalist are trying as hard as they can to get her elected.
They commit crimes against America every day, they feel it is their RIGHT.
They are…the elites, and now consider themselves citizens of the earth, and they have already destroyed America. Muslims now control the President.
They have sold our country to the highest bidders.
I don’t know about you, but I believe if the masses of Americans don’t go out and vote for Donald Trump at least we’d have a bit of a chance. a stall in their plans.
The world that Hillary has for us, will bring nothing but sorrow to a great people, and dark ages to the rest of the world.
As far as I am concerned, this next election is OUR 1776.
Only God knows the outcome.
Nobody Gets Email
The Armenian genocide. If you have never heard of it, don’t feel bad…it’s a great secret that been kept in the shadows for most of history…but as you will read in this article, over 1.5 million Armenia Christians were killed in Turkey around 1922.
I only learned about it a few years ago. I was at my usual swimming group in the summer at my local pool, and there was one lady there (there was about 20 who swam at the noon adult swim) who stayed pretty much to herself.
So, every day I made sure I went over to talk to her. She told me, that she was from Turkey, but she had lived in America since she was brought over here by her Aunt and Uncle when she was a teenager.
And then we started talking about Obama, who she was frightened of. “He is a Muslim you know.” This was right after he was elected and none of us knew that them. The other women liked Obama, and that’s why she stayed to herself.
“He is very bad…you know, that’s how the Muslims get control of a country.” she said.
She told me that both her parents and all of her grandparents were killed by Muslim during the Armenian genocide.
“It starts really slow…they move into the country, and build their Mosques right next to the churches, and then they take the churches over. Really, they get along with everyone until they take over the government, and the churches.”
She ended up leaving…because she was scared, and every day she became more frightened. She said that she and her sister were thinking about moving to another country. Truly. She said Obama reminded her of how the Muslims took over Turkey. She of course, had been just a small child at the time, but the memory of her family being slaughter was still with her.
She didn’t hang around much…and I don’t even recall her name. Only that most of the women at the pool liked Obama…I was the only one who thought he was a danger, and frankly, she has turned out to be right.
Since Obama came into office, my neighborhood has become loaded with Muslims. They stay to themselves. Down the street, now, on certain days, they come out in the hundreds to a small little county church, a church which has been there for over thirty years, which is now their Mosques.
They simply have more kids. Sooner or later the population alone gives them the power.
It’s what they’ve been doing for thousands of years. And they are starting their takeover of Europe.
Anyone who doubts that…is to be pitied.
Anyway, give the article a read. It’s pretty good. It’s about a young Muslim girl who lives in Turkey and a man who tries to warn her of what might happen.
(Thanks to tioga)
Nobody Remembers ..
There are many stories in the Bible, but there is one comparison that I think we could make from the Jews of old and the later Islamic religion…and that is how upset they both got (and get) when you draw or worship any image besides the God they consider to be the ONLY one to worship.
One must not make any graven images but God.
Or Allah, as we have seen.
As we now know, the Jews and the Muslims went different ways on this religious taboo. The Jews took it all in good stride, and tolerated even Jesus, BUT…once upon a time, long ago,…like the Muslims, it pissed them off if anybody started worshipping the Golden Calf…the big difference is they didn’t cut off any heads for it.
According to Scott Alan Roberts, the Jews gave what may be…one of the first peaceful protests.
This is from the book, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, by Scott Alan Roberts (P. 113)
According to Josephus, Pilate demonstrated a fairly insensitive approach to the Jews religious customs, and he ignored their protest by allowing his soldier to bring the images of Caesar into the city by the dark of night. When the citizens of Jerusalem discovered these the following day, they appealed to Pilate to remove the ensigns of Caesar from the city. After five days of deliberation, Pilate had his soldiers surround the demonstrators, threatening them with death, which they were willing to accept rather than submit to desecration of Mosaic Law. Pilate finally removed the images. The incident proved to be an early example of effective resistance to tyranny by aggressive, nonviolent means, yet Pilate quelled the rebellion by signaling other of his plan clothe troops who had positioned themselves within the crowds to begin a very brief but bloody massacre of many of the protestors.
The point is that the Jewish law forbade iconoclastic imagery of any kind, in a preemptive strike to stave off idol worship. But the Brazen Serpent was an exception, and it was imbued with divine power to cure illness and heal snake bites, and the people eventually worshipped it as a result, although centuries later.
One more point: According to older Jewish books, the ‘serpent’ in the Garden of Eden walked on legs, and got Eve Pregnant, and then right after that, Adam got her pregnant, and she gave birth to fraternal twins…both from different fathers. Cain was from the “serpent” (Devil, alien, gay women, take your pick) and Abel from Adam’s seed.
And maybe that’s why the Jews and the Muslim have been fighting ever since. The Muslims descended from Cain, and the Jews from Abel.
(One can have SO much fun guessing with this stuff.)
As for the Nephilim? They were destroyed in the flood by God. Noah was picked because HIS bloodline was not infected by the giant Nephilim (And yes, Moses does talk about these giants..) so, God got rid of them all. Jesus came from the bloodline of Moses…so no problem with the wickedness there.
But that doesn’t stop the author of the book claiming they are still around. The Nephilim.
Just in case you forgot your Book of Enoch…the Nephilim are the results of the Watchers (aliens) who came down to Mount Heron and fornicated with earth women, to make the Nephilim, who were giants. Goliath was a Nephilim.
Lots of stuff happened on that mountain
The mountain where the aliens came down is the same mountain Mount Hermon that makes up the Golan Heights region of northern Israel. It was this mountain that exchanged hands back and forth between Israel and Syria during the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.On this mountain is said the watchers first descended to the earth and made their pact to cohabitate with human women and to teach forbidden skills to mankind.
Moses was witness to a physical manifestation of God while hidden in the cliff of a secluded mountain outcrop: The prophet Elijah and Moses appeared to Jesus and two of his disciples on the very slopes of the same mountain where the Watchers are to have descended to the earth in the Book of Enoch, Mount Hermon.
So, if Hillary wants to look for aliens, I say..she should start on Mount Hermon. That is if Netanyahu lets her.
We all can assume what brother Hillary’s bloodline came from. We all know, she ACTS like a snake. Somebody check for a mark.
I suggest we look for the mark of Cain on her tongue.