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Oh No, Gen. Dempsey said the forbidden words during his Senate testimony. He admitted the blisteringly obvious fact that if the wish and a prayer plan of airstrikes and arming "moderate" rebels, US combat troops are the only thing that will work. That set off the White House Emergency Spin machine with America's Spokesperson (me) and both John Kerry and Obama being extra clear about no combat. Between us we got the General back in the boat. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at BLACKFIVE
No it is not. It is Security Policy Theater. Cordially, Jim
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Did Frank Gaffney's radio show today talking Syrian rebels, ISIS, and Gen. Dempsey's oopsie testifying to the Senate and saying the forbidden "boots on the Ground" phrase. Hanson [ 10:00 ] Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at BLACKFIVE
I didn't say I don't like the law. I agree with the law and the policy. I don't like the threats. Especially when coupled with a delay in greenlighting the rescue op and even more when you consider the RANSOM (Taliban & Qatari cash) we paid for Bergdahl. Hypocritical BS and incompetence form Obama. Cordially, Jim
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Obama has chafed my cones. Threatening the Foleys and Sotloffs w/ prosecution if they tried to ransom their sons, dithering over launching the rescue op, leaking the details of the raid after Foley was dead and so much else. Not the nice sweet Press Secretary in this one. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at BLACKFIVE
That falls under the Letters of Marque and Reprisal section and I am perfectly fine with that, which probably doesn't surprise you. The more people killing jihadis, the better. Cordially, Jim
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The Islamists have declared and are waging war against us all over the planet. In his Not War speech this week, President Obama asked Congress to act. I concur, the should declare war on ISIS, AQ and all the rest officially. That would put the President on notice that we expect him to do his job as Commander in Chief. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Major Garrett of CBS asked "Why would anyone watch?" Obama talk about his ISIL strategy tonight when he will not be announcing any specifics or an actual plan to win. Painful but legit question, I have some painful and funny truth in response. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
WTF did Ham do then? If he did nothing, he is equally culpable. Stand down is BS, what matters is no stand uo. No one was launched or even alerted. Cordially, Jim
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on Where was the Cavalry for Benghazi? at BLACKFIVE
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An icon of the Old West is the bugle sounding the charge as the cavalry rides to the rescue of Americans in peril. We had an isolated outpost in Benghazi under attack by murderous savages, they sent for help and they got...Jack. Hillary Clinton and her boss Obama did not send any help or even alert any units to get ready and head that direction. Obama napped to be fresh for some big fundraisers the next day and nobidy can seem to say what Hillary did, if anything. They failed to protect the Consulate in Benghazi and worse yet, they failed to respond when US soil was invaded and US personnel, including our Ambassador, were killed. The recent show on Fox 13 Hours with the CIA contractors who were given at least half an hour of stand down orders proves there was a conscious decision to abandon our people. That is awful. But what about the complete lack of a stand up order? That is equally damning and both Obama and Hillary have the blood of those men on their hands. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
I should have added disgrace. Cordially, Jim
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It was a dull and listless speech given by a man who doesn't believe the words he is reading. There were some good things in it, but the man delivering it and the promises in it is an empty husk. Cordially, Jim
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During his Press Conference at the end of the NATO Summit today, President Obama test flew his new ISIS/ISIL strategy. I think this has real promise. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
President Obama told a roomful of European leaders at the NATO Summit that "Borders can't be redrawn with the barrel of a gun". He was referring the Ukraine, but the laughable thing is that all of those European countries had their borders drawn and redrawn with the barrels of many guns, or swords. I point this out and offer my usual spin and clarification in my role as America's Press Secretary. The other point about Obama's remarks is the lack of the word invasion regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That would require NATO to respond and he sure doesn't want to fulfill that obligation. He could miss a ton of tee times. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
We get to vote again in November and then in two years. Plenty of damage in between though. Cordially, Jim
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You can't end wars if your enemy doesn't. Obama's complaint about needing a strategy ignores the fact that he had one, it just failed. Airstrikes and pretending we are not at war didn't work. The enemies of freedom are on the march. It is time for us to name them and bring the fight to them. That means both crushing military force against the terrorists and soft power attacks on their twisted ideology. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Busy dang day for the People's Press Secretary, held another round of true answers to media questions. Obama managed to chime in right as I was finishing this up today wearing a tan suit and that was the upside of his sorry little chat with the lapdog media. He also managed to tell the world, including our enemies, that we have no strategy for ISIS. That shouldn't surprise any of you, but to say it out loud and in public is stunningly naive and foolish even for him. I do a bit of interpretive dance debacle control for him. Also, here is my chat with the White House Press. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Yeah I thought it looked weird in the headline. Don't mean to cheat him out of his due. Cordially, Jim
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on Soldier on Food Fighters at BLACKFIVE
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Got a tip from the awesome Mary Katharine Ham that a friend of hers did some great work on the NBC show Food Fighters. He's a 3 tour Iraq vet Seargent First Class and obviously one helluva cook. Check him out. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Peace is delivered from the victor to the vanquished. That is something our President needs to learn. We cannot take half steps against ISIL, they must be destroyed and then peace can be built on the smoldering embers. Task Force Black is part of the solution, but only part. The threat is beyond the point where a few pinpricks can deflate it. Obama wants to be the Ender of Wars, well you either win them or lose them and they are not ended until one of those happens. I vote for victory. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Task Force Black is back and that is some excellent news. US Delta and SEAL team six operators are joining forces with the British SAS to take the fight to the enemy. Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the Islamic State.” The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria, reports the Sunday People. This is a reflagging of a similar group that stacked dead tangos like cordwood in Iraq back in the day. Let's hope they will be given a hunting license for anywhere the black flag flies. Initial talk from the Brits sounds hopeful. A source said: “We need to go into Syria and Iraq and kill as many IS members as we can. You can’t ­negotiate with these people. “This is not a war of choice. They are cash rich and have a plentiful ­supply of arms. If we don’t go after them, they will soon come after us. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
The White House announces a new initiative. Since an ISIS rapper killed James Foley, President Obama is raising a Rappers Regiment to bring the payback beatdown with a back beat. Instead of getting shot at VMA parties, they can get shot at and shoot ISISscumbags. Or something like that. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Our "leadership" in action. Obama says they are the terrorist JV, Sec def Hagel says they are the most sophisticated we have ever faced. Any wonder we have no strategy for these guys, or really anything. They don't even know what color the clue bag is. Fun music from Hayseed Dixie in the vid. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
Continuing its long tradition of leaking sensitive military information whenever he needs a political boost, Obama followed up his listless statement on Foley's slaughter with golf and a story about trying to rescue him. “The president authorized earlier this summer an operation to attempt the rescue of American citizens held by ISIL,” said one of two senior officials who provided information on the mission, using one of the acronyms that refer to the Islamic State. Good on 'em if they tried this, but as usual politics trumps strategy, security and common sense in releasing the info. This is pure ass-covering and a shameful misuse of the military. There are many reasons to keep covert operations covert and the fact that yo are getting your ass kicked in the media and opinion polls is not a reason to change that. If he wants to tell the families of the dead/hostages that is one thing but leaking this to the press so you can say " See I tried, I'm still the gutsy call guy" is complete unprofessional BS. Now ISIS knows just a bit, and maybe more than a bit, about our tactics and strategy. The next time our folks head into a hot LZ, the enemy will be more likely to be expecting them. The Pipehitters union thanks you for making the toughest job in the world even tougher. Hey maybe you can ride along the next time and shoot more terrorists in the eye, just like you did with bin Laden. Now a piece of credit where due. Obama has been criticized for knowing about threats to Foley and staying on vacation. It is worth noting that he authorized airstrikes against ISIS while fullay aware of the potential consequences to Foley and the others. That is a painful and gutsy call and those airstrikes helped retake the Mosul Dam. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at BLACKFIVE
President Obama said mostly the right things about the horrific killing of James Foley by ISIS. But he couldn't seem to manage even a bit of outrage, or anger or much more than annoyance. You should have a little more passion when discussing the slaughter of a US citizen broadcast to the world and calling you out by name. I have some advice and training for him to at least fake it better. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at BLACKFIVE