January 7th, 2017
Obama's receipt of the DOD's distinguished public service award, on behalf of the US military (from himself) would seem to strain maximum credulity, especially in trying to believe that Obama won the award for any type of grandiose service, at least as it regards our US defense forces.... they hate him
By Barry Secrest
As some news releases have been reporting, for the last several days, President Obama, on Wednesday, did in fact award himself the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, via loyal apparatchik, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter.
But, when this particular news item flashed across our computer screens, not a few must have thought of it as another one of those fake news/satire articles, especially when it was the Washington Post who initially published the story from the AP news wire.
Point-in-fact, Snopes, a left-wing fact-checking website of questionable distinction, actually felt compelled to run an article on the story, apparently because so many Americans couldn't believe Obama received an award from the US military.
Many Americans, however, are increasingly curious as to exactly which public service domain Obama was distinguishingly servicing to justify winning the award.
Obama's receipt of the award would seem to strain maximum credulity, especially in trying to believe that Obama won the award for any type of grandiose service, at least as it regards our US defense forces.
"Military Times asked active-duty service members, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job as commander in chief?” 55 percent of active-duty personnel said they “disapprove” while only 15 percent said they “approve.”
Similarly, Obama’s popularity fell from 35 percent in 2009 to just 15 percent int he last year the poll was taken, among active-duty soldiers."
So, the burning question then becomes which particular country might have viewed Obama's public service as being exemplary enough to justify the awarding of a distinguished service medal?
Russia perhaps? Or more notably China? Indeed, Obama proved excellent at arming the many terrorist groups associated with Al Qaeda in both Syria and Iraq, so, could it be ISIS? or, ISIL, as Obama likes to refer to it?
Or, maybe it was the Muslim Brotherhood, who lobbied the US government for the award since Obama has always heavily supported them, and with their insider connections to the Obama regime, the Brotherhood could have easily maneuvered Obama into the position of receiving his rather dubious award.
According to CNN, the fact that "Troop morale has slumped during the Obama administration, falling to 56% this year from 91% who were satisfied with their quality of life in 2009," proves that Obama has done a bang-up job of aiding the enemy" rather than helping the US military.
In effect, they hate him.
Expert sources further indicate that Obama's new award represents “exceptionally distinguished service of significance to the Department of Defense as a whole or distinguished service of such "exceptional significance”
Now, it should be noted, in defense of Obama, that the words "exceptional significance" could certainly be construed as accurate, but only in much the same way as the Mt St. Helens eruption was exceptionally significant or the Indonesian Christmas tsunami was exceptionally significant in the form of epic disasters.
Ergo, maybe Obama was awarded the medal due to the fact that his service has been exceptionally significant in an extraordinary array of horrendous ways, kind of like one of those participation trophies that kids, these days, receive, regardless of how well they actually perform.
So, in our efforts to understand Obama's spectacularly un-steller performance as it regards the DOD, we decided to journey over to the unbiased website Politifact in order to see what they had to say about Obama's performance either on behalf of or in detriment to, the US Department of defense:
Fact A) Allocations to US defense forces, under Obama, have fallen each year for the last four years by a cumulative amount of 15 percent.
Fact B) the nation's national security spending made up about 20.1 percent of the federal budget in 2010, however, it dropped in 2015 to 15.9 percent.
Fact C) From 2010 to 2015 America's defense spending fell from 4.6 percent of GDP to 3.3 percent.
Fact D) In 2012, the Army had about 570,000 soldiers. Reductions over the past several years, however, have taken it down to its current size of about 490,000.
Fact E) Under Obama the military has been forced to planned cuts in the regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 by fiscal year 2018 for a total of 40,000 positions deleted.
Fact F) As of December, Obama's annual defense plans have called for an additional 1,299 soldier positions to be cut. The new cuts, which are scheduled to end by October 2018, will save about $7 billion.
Fact G) In 1916, the U.S. Navy had 245 active ships. As of Dec. 9, 2015, the number of active ships stood at 272, which is the lowest level of US Navy ships since 1916, which was around the time of Titanic's sinking.
So, it seems that at least we can all agree on the fact that Obama's performance in decimating the US military and practically ruining its overall morale, has proved exceptionally significant but, not at all in a good way.
It's America's enemies who should be pinning this particular medal on Obama's "banana republic" chest, and certainly not the serially bedazzled ranking civilian representative of America's finest defenders.
January 6th, 2017
December 31st, 2016
By Barry Secrest
The Chinese oligarchs, also known as members of an elite club referred to as the communist party, are now seeking to spread their particular brand of political soft-propaganda all across the planet by virtue of a massive new state-run transmission platform called CCTV-global, from what was once merely China Central Television.
Indeed, CCTV is readying at least six new channels for this newish bit of purposing.
Although the membership of the party ( which presents much like the Nazi party dictatorship of Germany in 1940) numbers into nearly 100 million apparatchiks, they rule over a total population of about 1.3 billion people, with all of the requisite perks which goes along with such membership.
For those celebrities and Democrats otherwise eager to join, the first thing to understand about China & its communist party is the fact that there are no democratically held elections, rather, membership in the ruling party's based upon several variables which often includes being a top college or high school student.
The stupid, or otherwise skilled, need not apply, which might already be giving certain otherwise eager Democrat members of America's congressional body, at least a semi-thoughtful pause.
Another way of joining is by being lucky enough to know a communist party member of the dictatorship who might be willing to nominate you for your own membership, assuming you haven't produced an affront worthy of your demise, to a party member, at least in the recent past.
Or, if you're somewhat less than lucky, you can always simply apply for membership in the party and hope for the best, unless of course, you're not ethnically Chinese, in which case, you'll be automatically rejected from any consideration.
Chinese lives, or more specifically race, quite obviously matters, well, unless....
There is the possibility that you could be automatically invited to join, however, rejection of membership by an individual already selected for inclusion by the party, could result in a less than appealing ride in one of China's natty mobile execution squads, of which there are now several thousand meandering the streets throughout China, ready at a moment's notice.
However now, China, after gainfully decimating the US economy by virtue of buying US politicians eager to trade American jobs for money, is branching out. In fact, as all collectivist totalitarian states have typically done throughout history, China is now seeking to plow fertile ground by spreading their form of government across the globe.
Resistance is futile, as they say.
The first step in this burgeoning planetary goal is to establish a positive propaganda narrative making their soft-power approach to seizing more and more power & territory, across the globe, a bit more easy for their victims to digest, so that China can then avoid the assimilative-indigestion Otherwise known as revolution.
By establishing mass media platforms to achieve this end, the Chinese, who assert that democratic forms of government are weak and ineffective, will soon be perched to do just that.
In fact, one top communist party member, a Chinese businessman who controls a $ 44 billion dollar Chinese conglomerate, is even now in the process of buying his way into all six major Hollywood studios. He has already completed a buyout of one of America's top theater chains, AMC, in addition to having already completed his purchase of legendary pictures.
Move over CIA mockingbirds, there's a new dragon in town.
Ostensibly, experts believe, China is seeking to insinuate itself into America's culture by virtue of controlling one of its major cultural interlocutors, that being America's top entertainment venue, the movies.
But, it's not just their forced insertion into US culture, it might also be one of their most powerful political supporters that should start ringing the alarm bells, in that none other than George Soros, the titular leader of America's political left, has been more and more forcefully emitting rumbles of Chinese inclusion and support, especially to US politicians.
Soros, who routinely promotes fear-mongering to achieve his global political ends, asserts that China must be included in all sorts of favorable US political wrangling in order to keep China from attacking America. However, Soros almost always defaults to telling once and future victim-nations how they should respond to a threat, by parlaying the exact opposite of what would actually be the best approach, to any given issue.
After calamity thereafter soon hits, Soros then pockets the massive dividend from his investment (to that end) and then indirectly chastises the victim-nation for having listened to him, in the first place, while walking away.
No doubt, many might now be more understanding of how a more favorable relationship with Russia, who is not a globalist member by any stretch of the imagination, could prove well beyond beneficial as China increasingly goes on the jack-booted march....
The rest of the story as reported by Channel news asia.com:
"SHANGHAI: China Central Television (CCTV), Beijing's largest and most important TV network, said it will launch a new global media platform at the stroke of New Year's Day to help re-brand China overseas.
The new multilingual media cluster will have six TV channels, a video newsletter agency, and a new media agency and will see the original CCTV News channel renamed as China Global Television Network, the network said on its website on Friday night.
China has been extending its global influence with "soft power" tactics such as launching new English language media and auditioning international public relations firms to tailor its branding strategy.
President Xi Jinping said in February state media must tell China's story to the world better and become internationally influential, adding that onshore portals must follow the party line and promote "positive propaganda as the main theme."
December 26th, 2016
By Barry Secrest
This particular scenario of betrayal once again illustrates Obama’s penchant for accurately hiding his maneuvers, while then abstaining from voting on the same measure that his regime initially orchestrated, leaving those nations who voted as directed, standing awkwardly highlighted for all to see.
The fact that Obama engineered the entire UN action against Israel, and then abstained from the vote, is yet one more herald of Obama’s both cowardly and underhanded “leading from behind” approach to all things politic, both domestic and abroad.
Obama’s plan can only foment more divisiveness in the Mideast while also poisoning the well for the Trump administration…yet another treasonous act by Obama, even as the backward president bows on his knees before the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Iran.
Obama has, meanwhile, also allowed the Shiite mullahs’ of Iran to covertly complete their nuclear ambitions, under US protection, which will penultimately encompass the nuclear terrorization of the entire Mideast.
This parting vignette from Obama enhances his standing among astute political observers as an unusually vile and misguided man…but the soon-to-be ex-president will continually camouflage his backhanded moves, with the help of America’s radical jihadist old media.