Editor’s Note – Over the past weekend, September 27 – 29, a delegation of leading foreign policy and military experts, sponsored by The Westminster Institute traveled to Cairo for unprecedented access to the current leadership in Egypt. From the press release:
Upon arriving back home in the USA, the delegation held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.:
One of the delegation, SUA’s MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.) was also interviewed by Newsmax’s Steve Maltzberg and describes the sentiment in Egypt toward the USA:
Paul Vallely: Egypt Upset With US Support of Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt remains upset at the support the United States has given to the Muslim Brotherhood, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, who is just back from a fact-finding mission in Cairo, says.
“The bottom line is they are so upset with the American government supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida over there,” Vallely, founder of Stand Up America, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“They can’t believe after 45 years of a good alliance that we would stop their modernization program for their military that is absolutely critical in the Sinai now protecting the Suez Canal.
“So there’s a lot … there that has not been understood or not properly publicized in the western press.”
Earlier this year, the Egyptian military ousted Mohammed Morsi as president, jailed him and other Muslim Brotherhood members, and suspended the constitution in a bloody, deadly takeover.
Vallely, who met with government officials and business leaders, believes the Muslim Brotherhood will be excluded from the new government and constitution because it would have to be accepted as a political party.
“The Muslim Brotherhood has three legs to it. Number one, a political agenda; number two, a militant arm of al-Qaida; [and] … the international spread of the global caliphate by the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.
“They will have to shake off those other two legs which they’re not going to do. So I don’t think they’ll be included in the new government.”
Warriors damned to hell in a ceremony to honor the fallen – Families Speak Out!
By Scott W. Winchell, SUA National Editor-in-Chief
In a few minutes from the time of this post, the press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. by the families of our heroic warriors we lost on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan will have begun. Many of the fallen were members of SEAL Team VI, and the announcement will have revealed new information and an astonishing video of the “Ramp Ceremony” held for members of “Extortion 17” who were ambushed by the Taliban.
Larry Klayman moderated the press conference and some of the parents gave moving speeches regarding the loss of their sons. Stand Up America’s MG Paul E. Vallely and many others spoke in support of the fallen warriors. Billy and Karen Vaughn with their daughter Tara and their granddaughter Annabelle were in attendance, along with Charlie and Mary Lou Strange, Doug and Shawne Hamburger with their son Jeremy, and Mr. Sidh Douangdara, all family members of some of the fallen heroes of “Extortion 17”.
Also speaking were Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Navy SEAL Ben Smith, Capt. Larry Bailey, Adm. “Ace” Lyons, former Congressman Lt. Col Allen West, and Brigitte Gabriel of ACT. Two Representatives from Congress also showed their support by attending for as long as they could, they were Michelle Bachman (MN) and Louie Gomert (TX). Tom Trento of United West recorded the event and provides us with the video below. Billy and Karen Vaughn provided the “Ramp Ceremony” video that was edited and captioned by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch.
Other family members of our fallen heroes like the Benson Family wished to attend but were unable to be there.
Scroll down for the video of the Ramp Ceremony.
Here is the live recording of the press conference in its entirety:
The fact that a Muslim ceremony was included is not the point, what is, are the words spoken over members of our lost warrior team by a Muslim in uniform, flown in especially for the event. The Imam’s words were not only insulting, it was undoubtedly an attempt to curry favor with our enemies at the expense of American heroes and their families. It not only denigrates the faith of the fallen, it damns them to hell.
The Commander-in-Chief and his Administration is once again revealed for their true loyalties, and their concerted efforts to denigrate and dismantle our military. Military morale is at an all-time low, we wonder why!
How do you think the families felt hearing a translation of what was said? Their loved ones in flag draped coffins being damned to hell by a Muslim in uniform. Ft. Hood quickly jumps to mind, as does the way Obama and his crew prioritizes its message to the world – damned be the American families and their grief and beliefs.
Then ask yourself why this administration insisted upon this type of funerary “ramp” service. Who thought this up? Who made this happen? Why did the content of the Muslim sermon not get vetted before it was spoken over the souls of our fallen warriors? Did they think we would not eventually know what was said over the souls of our heroes, those who lived up to the ultimate extent of their oaths?
With the hearings on Benghazi restarted yesterday in the House of Representatives, one must seriously question the motives and loyalties of our federal leadership concerning the interaction America has with the Muslim community worldwide and the failed foreign policy of Hillary Clinton and Barrack H. Obama. It is time for all Americans to stand up and take notice.
Hear are the words of the Muslim speaking over the flag draped coffins of our dead heroes in the video:
“Amen, I shelter in Allah the merciful forgiver. The companions of the fire, the sinners and the infidels who are fodder for hell fire are not equal with the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven, Muslims are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah. (Mocking the God of Moses) Such examples are what we present to the people, to the people so that they would think. (Repent and convert to Islam). Blessing are to your God (Allah) the God of glory of what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the Lord of both universes of mankind and Jinn.”
The video is amazing, and it is reduced in size and augmented by captioning to quickly tell the story of the unconscionable way our deceased warriors were treated upon their arrival. The original version was also redacted only to protect the innocent and the families.
Here is a brief on what was conveyed by the family and our retired military community:
How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy SEAL Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.
How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.
How and why middle-level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.
How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.
How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.
How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.
How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.
The video is just over ten minutes, please watch the entirety and make your own judgment as to the solemnity and content:
America – this is not who we are, certainly not as depicted by this Imam!
A transcript and video will be produced shortly capturing the news conference and the complete set of words spoken by retired military, Larry Klayman, and the families of our fallen warrior heroes, many of whom were warriors responsible for the demise of Osama bin Laden.
Yes, America, you are watching the suicide of a great country due to the actions of Mr. Obama and his Progressive Socialist supporters/followers, union and radical thugs, and his ardent admirers in the press and Hollywood. They are destroying the country through corruption and ineptitude and are not giving up on ‘fundamentally changing’ America. We must understand that they have an “Agenda” and are implementing it.
However, I am finally sensing that Americans are starting to wake up and the winds of a new revolution are swirling to save the country. We are in the Battle for America.
In fact, much as I have been saying for quite some time, Arnaud De Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large, in a recent article stated:
“Alarms are ringing as negative trends come together in a perfect storm. Is the United States sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline?” Arnaud carefully lays out the crisis.
Gen. David Richards, the British chief of staff, in the understatement of the week, says the strategic landscape is “worrying” and the outlook “bleak.”
The United States as the world’s strongest geopolitical player has become ungovernable, saddled with a dysfunctional Congress. House and Senate together, with 535 members, maintain 250 committees and subcommittees and micromanage muscular government decisions into unworkable policy directives.
No fewer than 108 committees have oversight jurisdiction on Homeland Security.
America, he says, is sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline.
What purports to be democracy in action reminds this long-time observer of the French political situation in the days of the Fourth Republic (1945-58). Governments toppled every six months with tedious regularity. France, saddled with eight years of rearguard fighting in Indochina, faced defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, a heroic last stand of empire.
But this was not to be the last. Eleven men, led by Ben Bella, attacked a post office in Algeria, which triggered another 8-year war that led to a French military buildup of half a million men, the killing of half a million, including 100,000 French, and the exile of 1.4 million French settlers.
France, under Charles de Gaulle’s democratic authoritarianism, miraculously recovered from its seemingly endless series of geopolitical defeats. He turned Algeria — long considered an integral part of metropolitan France — into an independent state and refocused France’s attention to a prosperous future. Yes, a change in national strategy!
The Afghan war is looks like Vietnam because we have focused on using our Armed Forces to “Nation Build” in the Middle East sacrificing enormous US resources in human and financial resources… There is no solution without Pakistan and there is no solution with Pakistan. The Pakistani doctor who helped U.S. intelligence confirms the exact location of Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. This was due to loose lips in the White House that has no focus on operational security. How naïve? We forget bin Laden was a Pakistani hero before and since 9/11.
The NATO exit from Afghanistan, as described in Chicago’s final summit communique, strikes most commentators as a stop-gap palliative. The 10-year extension of U.S. and NATO protection and payments to the Afghan army beyond the 2014 exit date for all combat troops widened the credibility gap.
In the United States, the defense budget will be in decline caused by the sequestration imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Alternatively, a “grand bargain” may occur over government spending and taxes, which more likely than not will be larger cuts than the $487 billion over 10 years imposed by BCA.
It is clear that nothing is going to be the same — from al-Qaida and its associated movements to the U.S. defense establishment, from NATO to the U.S. pivot to Asia to counter China’s threatening posture in the South China Sea — and that everything is in a state of flux.
The future of warfare it seems is cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare coupled with robotic warfare. There are now more drone aircraft in the U.S. arsenal than conventional fighters and bombers.
The 11 aircraft carrier groups in the U.S. Navy can’t do much against swarms of small suicide boats, like the two-man terrorist boat that rammed the USS Cole in October 2000 in Aden harbor, immobilizing a $1 billion warship for two years of repairs, killing 17 U.S. sailors, injuring 35. This operation cost al-Qaida $10,000 (as indicated by documents seized in an al-Qaida safe house in Kabul after U.S. troops captured the city in October 2001).
The real threat from China is non-military, the deployment of almost 6 million civilian workers from Brazil to the Bahamas and from Libya to Angola, building markets for future exports (as the United States did in Western Europe after World War II).
Small Caribbean island nations all have full-fledged Chinese embassies. Four of them have no U.S. diplomatic representation of any kind (the U.S. State Department’s budget has been cut to the bone). In the Bahamas, a short drive from Nassau airport, 6,100 Chinese workers are building the largest casino complex in the Caribbean.
During Libya’s 2011 revolutionary upheaval, the Chinese successfully evacuated tens of thousands of Chinese workers before the U.S.-chartered boat for U.S. evacuees reached a Libyan port.
On another front, U.S. infrastructure — from the century-old pipes under the nation’s capital, to roads and streets all over the United States, to the nationwide electric grid, bridges and schools — has been sadly neglected for decades. Any recent visitor to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait saw clear evidence that the U.S. priority on defense spending over several decades has relegated many parts of the civilian infrastructure to Third World status.
After a spectacular victory in the Cold War, the United States blew a good chance for a new world economic and military order by inviting the newly freed Russia into NATO, rather than pushing NATO’s frontiers up against Russia’s and reviving old fears of encirclement. This was first suggested by Cold War hawks – e.g., the late Fred Ikle, undersecretary for Defense Policy under the Reagan administration – but it was too far sighted to be digestible inside the Beltway. (Read the whole article here.)
What does a country and its citizens do as their nation continues to decline in power, suffering severe financial instability, its culture and the security of its people eroding away?
Instead, Mr. Obama, the great reader/orator, continues to show his socialist agenda priorities that are leading to even more damage through over-spending, rabid increases in regulations, and class warfare.
Instead of working to uphold his oath, something he demonstrably never intended to do, he chose to set up a straw man in the person of the House of Representatives, specifically, the Republicans and the Tea-Party Caucus. His message is, and has always been, do as I like, or we will crucify you with labels and crass abasement.
Now in this election season, where we finally know who the last two standing are, comes the misdirection, the personal attacks, the attempt to confuse and muddy the waters, the diversions to less important subjects, and the clear lies.
The problem is though; we cannot fix all the damage to our nation on one Tuesday in November. It will take Herculean efforts well beyond that day to right the ship. It will take a long time to undo the ‘progressive’ damage of the past 100 years, capped by the amazing amount of destruction conveyed upon us in the more than three years under Obama alone.
The economy is severely fragile and the feasting at the government trough is at all-time highs. The main stream media sees the obvious political advantage Obama seeks but appear to be clueless on the realities of the moment or are just plain complicit. All the while, Obama places blame on Congress, the private sector and others for his dereliction of duty and lack of leadership seeking re-election and not working to fix America. Effectively, he blames America by acting as he does.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, and the perverted radical Islamists here and abroad are playing out their moves on the Chessboard very judiciously. They understand the domino effect of radical Islam, the caliphate, and Jihad – the slow infiltration and dismantling of our American institutions. Mr. Obama and his ilk, foster this effort either willfully, or due to sheer naiveté.
The US finds itself languishing in the ‘Sea of Ambiguity’ because of leadership’s lack of vision, wisdom, common sense, and courage. Rather, there appears to be a clear agenda to do harm. We have a President in the White House, A National Security Council, and State Department under Hillary Clinton, and the Defense Department that seem to be as “clueless” as ever.
We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House, the Halls of Congress and many judicial courts to continue in their efforts to lead us down this road of Progressive Socialism and chaos. In our opinion, President Obama, his appointees and czars must be replaced, NOW.
This is the current battle that we Constitutionalists face and we must be aggressive in our efforts, while adhering to our Constitution. Mr. Obama will continue to bypass Congress and the will of the people in his progressive agenda because that is who he is and that is what he believes, and he has the power to do so.
These are the rationale for demanding resignations and a change of government. Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address:
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”
Today, the federal government functions with utter disdain for state sovereignty and individual rights. With no venue available in which to demand redress of grievances in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the federal government at present, its incumbent on the people of each state, via their elected state officials, to take broad but specific state measures to force the federal government to live within the confines of the U.S. Constitution.
In accordance with the US Constitution, Congress and the federal government is denied the power to establish laws within the state which are repugnant and obtrusive to the U.S. Constitution, the State Constitutions, state laws, and the citizens of the states. The Federal Government is restrained and confined in authority by eighteen (18) items as set forth in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. We must make it a local and State imperative and movement….of the People…by the People… and for the People.
A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the country more each day. We are in a battle for the survival of the United States. This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Grass roots efforts have begun; it is now time to put this effort into over drive. America, stand tall together and we will weather the storm but we must act now! Step one – replace Mr. Obama!
MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.) is Chairman of Stand Up America
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