Saturday, April 21, 2012

USS Arizona...A Salute and A Farewell

Back in 1971 while on R&R from Vietnam I visited the Arizona...a solemn place like no other. If you're ever in Hawaii, please make the effort to take the tour...I promise, you'll never forget it. ~ Norm Hooben

The Candy Ass General Allen Gets His Orders From The Cowardly White House

This is an accurate assessment of the situation... Beginning at approximately 2 minutes into the video Ralph Peters lets us know who the real bad guys are. 'Way to go Peters!

Meanwhile when your finished with the video check out the anti-American Leon Panetta at the following links:
1. Leon Panetta Trashes U.S. Constitution 
2. Breaking News: Leon Panetta...A communist Spy?


If I wanted America to fail...
This video is a reflection of the Obama Administration's destruction of America but most Americans are too blind to notice...they cannot see the forest because the trees are in the way. ~ Norm Hooben

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Violence pouring over our southern borders getting beyound containment! This is war!

Certainly not enough people are reading these posts especially those living in states some distance from the border.  We all have a stake in what's going on at our southern borders and unless all of us take part in some way we are not going to win this not going to win I mean we are going to lose our country!  Don't for a minute take these words lightly by assuming the worse will never happen, it is happening right now!  The New-World-Order crowd currently under the leadership of the Obama administration will do whatever it takes to succumb to a one-world government.  Such a scheme can never happen because of the many variables and/or factions that would come into conflict with one or another resulting in mass confrontations with a death rate that could literally wipe out entire populations.  And to think such catastrophes could be prevented by simply everybody doing their part.  But before I get off my soapbox there's a couple of things that need to be addressed.  Those of you who consider themselves Black or Hispanic and have in the past supported Mr. Obama just what kind of country do you expect to have with your continued support?  If you're Hispanic the end result will be exactly like the way it is in the country you fled from.  And if you're black don't think for a minute that you'll enjoy any more freedoms than you already have...Socialism is just another word for slavery and you ancestors have already been there and done that!  Controll our borders!  It's the right thing to do! ~ Norman E. Hooben

Cross-posted from Republic Broadcasting Network

Hudspeth County Sheriff tells Citizens to Arm Themselves

(Stand By Liberty)
I just heard this and wanted to get the entire story before saying anything about it. Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County, the third largest county in Texas has told his citizens to arm themselves, that he can no longer provide protection for them against spillover violence in the border areas. I’m sure the sheriff did not take this lightly, the violence pouring over the Mexican/American border is rapidly getting beyond what local and state authorities can contain. The sheriff made the statement at a town hall meeting. Governor Rick Perry has already activated the Texas border violence spillover contingency plan, in which he requested federal aid.

There is no doubt that Texas is a robust state to say the least, the shame here is that they have been abandoned by the federal government and the entire Obama administration including Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Home Land Security. Texas is not alone, New Mexico and Arizona are also in the line of fire, literally. All three states have requested federal assistance in deployment of National Guard troops to the border regions and in keeping with true Obama fashion, they either received no answer or were turned down. This issue is starting to take on a political look, these states don’t seem too friendly towards Obama and he is doing nothing for them in return. The difference between the two is that Obama swore an oath to protect and defend the United States. An oath he is violating in more ways than just with the border, but in this case he is showing no honor what so ever.
Dumping national security issues onto the states is unheard of. Make no mistake about it, this is a national security issue. Obama wants Mexican votes so he is playing politics. What this does is give people one more reason to vote Democrats out this November. The border states have even a more compelling reason, the Obama administration is leaving them hung out with no help coming. The American people need to get behind this issue, the main stream media is keeping this very low profile because they know what the outcome will be. Any Democratic lawmaker in any western state should be asked what the hold up is with the federal government doing its job? Democrats are backing Obama on this, just as they are with his blatant abusive behavior toward Israel.
The sheriff repeated an old line,” I rather be judged by 12 than carried by 683;. If that attitude spreads, as maybe it should, it could be a long hot summer at the border. And it could be a cold day in hell when the Democrats gain any power again in Washington. I think Ted Nugent is in Texas these days, I heard he is a pretty good shot. Watch your six my friends.

Ted speak my mind!

Obama the abject failure...(ab·ject [adjective] 1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, wretched,contemptible; despicable

Another great speech by Allen West...and he doesn't even need a teleprompter!
From YouTube

Re-thinking Assad

I do believe that the civilized world needs to re-consider their stance on Assad...see comment following commentary.  ~ Storm'n Norm'n

Source: American Thinker
Mystery Ship to Syria Raises Questions
By Shoshana Bryen

The weekend report of a German-owned, Ukrainian-chartered ship carrying weapons to Syria should raise questions and alarm bells. Der Spiegel reported that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by the German company Bockstiegel, had been chartered by the Ukrainian White Whale company to pick up Iranian-origin cargo in Djibouti. White Whale said the cargo was "mainly pumps and similar things," according to the German shipping agent. However, the ship was refused entry for refueling at the port of Limassol, Cyprus after the crew told the Cypriots that the cargo was "weapons and munitions." The Cruiser tried then to sail for Tartus, Syria, but it is currently sitting at sea.
Three questions:
Is the regime running out of bullets? This would account for Bashar al-Asad's agreement to Kofi Annan's ceasefire proposal. The proposal worked to the government's advantage in several ways, not least of which was leaving the al-Asad government in place. But clearly it has taken Assad more firepower and more time than he had planned to put down the insurrection. A few days or a week of respite would have permitted the regime to conserve ammunition until new supplies arrived. The last known ammunition shipment was from the Russians in January on a ship called The Chariot.
Who knew, who told? Somewhere between the chartering of the boat and the attempt to dock at Limassol, the nature of the cargo became clear -- munitions, not "pumps." Even if the crew knew what it had loaded in Djibouti, it would be highly unusual for a ship's captain to decide to contradict his manifest. (A German crew loaded Patriot missiles and propellant on a ship bound for an Asian country -- there was no proper paperwork, and the propellant was not properly packaged and labeled "fireworks," but the crew said nary a word until local Finnish dock workers alerted authorities while the ship was in port there.) Der Spiegel reports that "defectors from inside the Syrian government had learned of the delivery" and told the German charter company, which then pulled the plug on the illicit cargo.
That would mean that not only are Syrian soldiers and officers defecting, but there are spies inside the Syrian government, willing to remain inside and use their knowledge against the regime.
How many more ships are there, and where are they headed? The sea lanes between Iran and the eastern Mediterranean Sea have been used for the transit of weapons primarily bound for Hamas and Hezb'allah. Over the years, Israel has -- often with U.S. assistance -- followed and boarded merchant ships illegally carrying weapons to its adversaries. About a year ago, the Iranian military ships Alvand and Kharg transferred an estimated 50 tons of weapons to The Victoria, which Israel intercepted and offloaded. The Karine A, the Santorini, the Francop, the Hansa India, the Monchegorsk, and scores of smaller ships have been intercepted. Investigative journalist Claudia Rosett followed The Chariot after it unloaded its admitted military cargo and then carried "Ukrainian generators" to Iran.
The outcome in this case is actually quite positive for those who desire the downfall of al-Asad (read, the civilized world). The idea that there are spies inside must further unsettle the regime, and the fact that al-Asad is becoming desperate for munitions will cheer the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian civilians who have been at the mercy of aggression that clearly rises to the level of war crimes.
But the West should be alarmed by the ease with which countries attempting to circumvent arms embargoes (Iran is forbidden both to import and to export but seems to be in the middle of both sets of transactions) have been able to put things in boxes, lie about the contents, and ship said boxes around the world. The Atlantic Cruiser was unmasked apparently by the work of inside agents, but certainly for every Alvand or Monchegorsk, there are ships that sail their dangerous cargoes to even more dangerous regimes.
One final thought. It used to be legitimate for countries to sell arms to Syria -- not nice, perhaps, but legitimate. Now, in recognition of changing conditions, it isn't. Other countries of the Middle East should be re-evaluated in light of changes in their governments, including some allies of the United States.
No mention of ships and weapons could be complete without asking about the Dutch-flagged MV Schippersgracht, which sailed from a U.S. Military terminal apparently carrying weapons to Egypt after the State Department waived U.S. Senate conditions on American military aid that could be used by the government against its civilian population.
Shoshana Bryen is senior director of The Jewish Policy Center. She was previously senior director for security policy at JINSA and author of JINSA Reports from 1995-2011.

Ref: "The outcome in this case is actually quite positive for those who desire the downfall of al-Asad (read, the civilized world)."
Perhaps you should rethink who's side we should be supporting. Assad is fighting off the friends of Obama and company...they are mostly Sunni Muslims (Muslim Brotherhood etc.) The main stream media and the United Nations are quite proud of their world-wide indoctrination of the 'people'... they have convinced most people that Assad is killing his own people and this is simply not true. It's a religious war of sorts, Muslims against Muslims (Alawis or Alawites against the Sunnis et al Muslims)
The civilized world needs to wake up. ~
Norman E. Hooben


Monday, April 16, 2012

A Lying Sack Of Crap Caught On Camera...Obama's father served in WWII ???

Talk about stolen honor...
This is an insult to all active duty military, veterans, retired veterans, deceased veterans and especially those who died in combat giving their all for America and along comes this piece of crap lying about his father...

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” ~ Author Unknown

Secret Service Scandal: Question Of The Day

by Norman E. Hooben

I'm sure there will be lots of questions coming from the wives of the married secret service agents.  Can you imagine the home coming party, "How was your day at the office honey?" [LOL]  But I think the best question should be answered by Sandra it is:
“What I want to know is: did those Colombian hookers have to pay for their own contraception or are they covered under Obama’s health-care plan as it extends to the Secret Service agents? That’s the question. … Who paid for the hookers’ contraception? … We do not know if they had to buy their own birth-control pills or other kinds of contraception. This we just do not know.” ~  source and the rest of the story here World Net Daily

The scandal — the worst in Secret Service history

Question: Do you think this whole thing could have been avoided if the agents consulted with Bill Clinton and John Edwards before the hiring the prostitutes? ~ Storm'n Norm'n

Source for the following: NewsMax

Secret Service Agents Violated Top Secret Clearance
 By: Ronald Kessler

Washington, D.C. — By allegedly hiring prostitutes, married Secret Service agents in Colombia violated their top-secret security clearances.

Every agent has such a security clearance. An extra-marital affair if proven can be grounds for revoking a clearance. Without that, no one can be an agent.

While some are single, most of the 11 Secret Service agents and uniformed officers suspended in the Colombia scandal are married. Two are supervisors. Aside from jeopardizing security clearances, engaging prostitutes violates the basic Secret Service code of conduct.

The scandal began last week two days before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena in conjunction with the Summit of the Americas. A prostitute at the Hotel Caribe refused to leave an agent’s room because he had not paid her.

The hotel requires guests’ visitors to leave identification at the front desk and insists that they leave by 7 a.m. When hotel officials noticed that one guest had not left by the curfew, they knocked on the door of the room in question.

When they were refused admittance, the hotel called the local police. The agent eventually paid her, but the police notified the Secret Service and State Department because the incident involved a foreign national.

The breach is deadly serious. A prostitute could blackmail an agent into cooperating with a foreign intelligence service, a terrorist, or a drug cartel leader. The SVR, the successor to the KGB, would like nothing better than to have an agent in its pocket — to plant bugging devices in the president’s hotel room, limousine, or the White House itself. A terrorist could use an agent to obtain access to the president to carry out an assassination.

Some lawmakers have praised Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan for taking quick action to replace the agents. That is a sickening misinterpretation of the situation.

As outlined in my book
“In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect,” under Sullivan the Secret Service has been cutting corners, leading to a culture that encourages reckless behavior and allowed three intruders to crash a White House state dinner in November 2009.

I broke the story of what happened in Colombia in the Washington Post after being tipped by a Secret Service agent who — like many current agents — is convinced that the agency’s corner-cutting could lead to an assassination.

Once the story broke, the Secret Service started patting itself on the back by saying Obama’s security was not compromised. In fact, sending in new agents at the last minute put an extra strain on existing personnel and required the newcomers to get up to speed quickly on the terrain.

The standard should not be that an assassination did not occur. The standard should be that nothing like this scandal — the worst in Secret Service history — should ever have been allowed to happen.

It is not true, as suggested by some media accounts, that agents routinely engage in wild partying and drinking. What is true is that the culture of corner-cutting fostered by Secret Service management breeds contempt for rules, leading agents to flout them.

As noted in my story
Secret Service Laxness Puts President at Risk, the Secret Service’s corner-cutting includes:

  • Not passing crowds through magnetometers at presidential, vice presidential, and campaign events. In other cases, when crowds are waiting to get in, the Secret Service shuts down magnetometer screening, under pressure from impatient White House or campaign staffs.
  • Cutting back on the size of counter-assault teams and, for the sake of cosmetics, bowing to demands of staff that the teams remain at a distance from protectees.
  • Not keeping up to date with the latest, most powerful firearms used by the FBI, other federal law enforcement, and the military. Both the FBI and military have switched to the M4 carbine, while the Secret Service continues to use the MP5 submachine gun. Even the Amtrak Police Department is equipped with the M4.
  • Not allowing agents time for regular firearms requalification or physical training. The Secret Service covers up that practice by dishonestly telling agents to fill out their own test scores.
A female Secret Service agent on the president’s detail is so out of shape that she literally cannot open the heavy doors to exit the president’s limousine.

Instead of removing her from protecting the president and requiring her to pass the physical fitness tests that all agents are supposed to take every three months, Secret Service management told drivers to try to park so it would be easier for the vehicle door to swing open for her.

“Forget physical fitness tests,” says a recently retired agent. “We are not given the time to do them.”

Demands on the Secret Service have increased in recent years without a commensurate increase in staff. As a consequence, agents routinely work overtime and often get little sleep, working 18-hour days.

“How tired do you get? Just imagine sleeping three or four hours a night for a week,” an agent says.

In addition, the agency bows to political pressure, further jeopardizing security. When agents refused to drive friends of Dick Cheney’s daughter Mary to restaurants, she got her detail leader removed.

The fact that Secret Service management does not back personnel when they are just doing their jobs contributed to Secret Service uniformed officers’ reluctance to turn away party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi and Carlos Allen, who showed up at the White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

This favoritism and disregard for the safety of protectees leads to low morale and increasingly high turnover. Underscoring the favoritism, the female agent who cannot open the president’s limousine doors is a supervisor. If the president were shot, she could not help carry him to safety, an agent notes.

The Secret Service may need an overhaul, but it is unparalleled when it comes to providing special access to members of Congress and sweet-talking them and the president into thinking the agency is competent.

When the Secret Service proudly shows members of Congress its Rowley Training Facility, it wows them with supposedly unrehearsed feats of heroism that bring down the bad guys and save the lives of protectees. In fact, as revealed in my book, those scenarios are dishonestly secretly rehearsed.

What is needed is a new director from outside the agency who will institute sweeping reforms. Tragically, it may take another assassination before that happens.

Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of He is the New York Times bestselling author of books on the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Read more reports from Ronald Kessler — Click Here Now.