My Sunday morning muse.....
Watching the media coverage of the past week, there has been nothing less than a feeding frenzy by leftist media attacking the president. There are those who could attempt to say that the president has suffered no worse treatment by the media than his predecessor, however, anyone who attempted to hoist that farce would immediately be challenged. Because we all know it is not true.
The media coverage of this president has for the most part been at the least 90% negative ever since he won the office, was sworn in and since. the leftist driven media in America, never misses an opportunity to attack or chastise the president at any opportunity.
The most recent example being, the four special forces Green Berets who were killed in the African country of Niger three weeks ago. Screams of "What were our troops doing in Niger!" and "Trump's Benghazi!" and "A Congressional Investigation Is Needed To Get answers!" Combined with the "What Did The President Know? And Did He Authorize This Mission?"
One of the things that never ceases to amaze me about the people of this county? Is that their memories and attention span is all but non existent. It literally cause me to wonder how some of these people can find their way home each day, absent a marked trail or a GPS smartphone.
What were we doing in Niger? What were our troops doing in Niger? Well let's see. Maybe we can come to some understanding by looking back at the previous administration. Where President Obama committed US military troops to the central African country of Chad? And then used the base that supposedly didn't exist? But at one point held over 1300 US troops? To launch and lead attacks into the neighboring country of the Central African Republic? In order to overthrown the existing dictator and replace him with a more Muslim based dictator. ;-)
Obama also deployed US troops to Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Did you know that our troops have been deployed to numerous African countries during the administration of Barack Obama? While he was pulling US troops out of Afghanistan? He as utilizing them to go into central African countries to aid and assist in the overthrow of existing governments. and to fight along side and train Islamic rebels, in their efforts to overthrow governments and replace them with Muslim led 1sharia based factions.
Here is a link if you are interested. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44043847/ns/
And another: from 2011 http://www.politico.com/story/2011/10/
President Barack Obama informed Congress Friday that he’s deploying a force of 100 U.S. combat troops to Africa to help local forces take out the leader of a militant group accused of atrocities and terrorizing civilians, the White House announced Friday.
The U.S. contingent will aid local forces fighting Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, Obama said in a letter to House and Senate leaders.
“Although the U.S. forces are combat equipped, they will only be providing information, advice and assistance to partner nation forces and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense,” Obama wrote.
And what about Cameroon in 2015?: http://allafrica.com/stories/
The United States is sending up to 300 troops, along with surveillance drones, to Cameroon to bolster a West African effort to counter Nigeria's Boko Haram armed group.
In a letter to Congress on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said 90 military personnel began deploying to Cameroon on Monday ahead of the arrival of additional troops "to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in the region".
If you want to research this issue on your own? Via the much vaunted search engine of Google? Be prepared to be disappointed. Google has literally cleansed all references to US troops in Africa from search results? Except for the four killed in Niger and references to Niger and what were we doing in Niger and the As I said, Americans have president's arrogant phone call to the widow. etc. etc. yada, yada, yada.
As I said, Americans have almost non existent attention span and memories. But I remember. Just as I remember that we have lost troops in central Africa on Obama's watch. But don't try and google those references or articles? Because all you will get are the current shitstir about Niger.
And what of the 31 US special forces and US Navy SEALS that we lost in Afghanistan? The same SEAL TEAM that took out Osama Bin Ladin? Their Chinook was shot down and all 31 aboard were killed. No calls for congressional investigations then. No questions about what were that many special forces operators doing aboard one aircraft? When as a rule? These units operate in groups of no more than six to twelve at the most. Oh! And one more thing. No word to this day? As to how the Afghan rebels were able to shoot this helicopter down with an RPG with just a lucky shot that just happened to score almost the entire SEAL TEAM that killed Bin Ladin. ;-)
And what of the casualties that have occurred in these Central African exploits begun by Obama? No mention of that this week either. Everything is completely focused on Trump and what he knew and when and why air support wasn't available and why support units weren't sent in. etc. etc. etc. Kind'a reminiscent of the questions that were asked about Benghazi? But no one in the Obama administration or the media wanted to pursue. Remember?
And last but not least? The largest portion of media coverage this week has been on the president's phone call and his supposed disrespect of the soldier's widow. By reportedly saying callously, that "he knew what he was getting into."
General Kelly cleared that up when he spoke to the media on Thursday. When he told them, that he had told the president what to say. Because the president had asked. And that he had told him to tell the widows and families, that their heroes died doing what they had wanted to do. that they knew what they were signing up for, but they went anyway. That the reality of death and being killed is always present, but these men and women serve and they go into harms way anyway. that was what the president told this widow and the other families. And these are the words that were taken out of context purposely, by the south Florida congresswoman who wants to make the president's phone call out to be arrogant and disrespectful.
I'm sorry, but the facts are those nasty little bits of information that jump up and expose these ass clowns for precisely who and what they truly are.
The president didn't know what the specific mission of these Green Berets was that day in Niger. These are issues that are left to the direct command of soldiers deployed in the field and around the world daily. General Kelly said it best when he said, that he was stunned at the actions of this congresswoman and her statements and that at times like those? He seeks to be in the presence and company of the greatest men and women this country has to offer.
At times like these, he goes to Arlington National Cemetery. Where he walks among the stones and he ponders the fact and the reality, than many of those buried there, are buried there because of him. Because he gave the orders that led to their deaths.
That my friends is the reality.
So while the media and the Sunday morning news programs once again attempt to gloss over the truth with their bovine squeeze and outright dodges of the truth and history of what has gone on in Africa prior to the death of these four honored souls. Just remember this. Its not about the politicos or the president, or whether he should have made phone calls. It is about four honored dead who gave their lives in support of the efforts of this country? To bring some semblance of civility to a continent of vagabonds and wanderers and despotic murdering bastards. Most of who are now being killed by Islamic inspired war against Christianity.