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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do you Dare to Call it Treason?


h/t Old NFO - reposted here

NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2013). The first time since WWII that five nuclear powered aircraft carriers were docked together. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are all in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station. Sources stated that this breached a long standing military protocol in the Navy meant to avoid massive enemy strike on major US forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)
Old NFO also noted that the Atlantic Fleet's Amphibious assult ships (sort of a helicopter carrier that also delivers Marines to the beach were there too:
Battan (LHD5) fourth up, Wasp (LHD1) sixth up, and Kearsarge (LHD3), so effectively eight big (and bigger) decks all in a row. 
Ever since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy made a point of not putting all of the fleet's ships in one place because they are vulnerable to attack if you do that. One small nuclear weapon detonated at Norfolk, Virginia would effectively sink the entire fleet. The ships are there because President Obama is acting like a BABY who wants to increase taxes and spending and Congress is holding him to his proposed sequester trigger which would reduce the (bloated) national budget by 3% - spread over a year - beginning March 1. 

If President Obama doesn't get his way, he'll compromise the safety and security of the nation. 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has threatened to send all 5,000 Customs and Border Protection officers home on a furlough and by effect, open the US Borders to our potential enemies. All because of a 3% cut? Apparently.

Is this treason? It may not fit the legal definition but it's damned close.

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    1. Being a magic 'black person' doesn't exempt you from treason.

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  2. I believe that Obama has just overplayed his hand.

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    1. Since the mainstream media won't criticize him, who beyond a few of we who follow alternative news sources will know?

      Moreover, do the fat, (relative to much of the planet) wealthy, belching civilians care whether they have a military or not?

      Fiddle while Benghazi burns, getting loaded with Beyonce and JayZ, because "what difference does it make?" That's the national standard and the bar is set very low.

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  3. Is this treason, or just complete strategic stupidity?

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  4. Upon which planet do these people live?

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    1. A world of rainbows and unicorns.

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  5. Thanks for the link, and I agree with you... Interestingly, he was apparently in Newport News today... One wonders what got said. This is also a result of BRAC, when there are not enough dispersal bases.

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    1. I heard that he was coming to explain how he was going to save the Navy.

      Reassuring.

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  6. That's exactly what I called it at Vanden Brink's Blog, "Treasonous Asses in Washington."

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  7. I'm quite busy...but does the public know of all the cuts coming. You might think (as I do) that we could do with this, but some things just can't be done 4 days a week. Especially thing like...well things that go on 24/7. You think the Federal courts are backed up now...

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