Friday, February 24, 2012

Call of Duty: Obama’s Modern Warfare Army

Obama and his buddy play XBOX as a wine steward looks on

The new Navy SEAL movie, Act of Valor debuts today, and just in time!

President Obama is making history.  He has racked up more XBOX kills playing Call of Duty:  Black Ops than all the other presidents combined.

I don't mind him playing video games, but he and the rest of government needs to STFU about secret operations.

Does anyone else see the absurdity of this headline?

Secretive Navy SEALS Take Starring Role in New Film

That’s just as funny as “Quiet Professionals” showing off their craft to a worldwide audience. All of this redounds to Obama’s electoral advantage, of course.

MSNBC nutball and Obama fanboy Daniel Klaidman positively gushes over Obama’s military prowess (by proxy):
“One of President Obama’s earliest kills came in April 2009…”
Obama’s kill? I could have sworn it was Navy SEALS, far from home and family, who smoked those Somali pie-rats…

It makes me want to puke when I hear lefties talk like this, glomming onto the valor of those whose budget they want to slash. Here’s some more leftist bedwetter twaddle:
“At a time when many Americans think their government is incompetent, the SEALs are public employees who often get the job done.”
Public employees? Often get the job done?  What a moron! See what’s going on here? This is boosting Obama and big government by proxy while damning the military with faint praise while trying to equate them with apple-shaped Washington bureaucrats.

Even the title of this bearded-girl’s article screams fundamental ignorance.

Navy SEALS: Obama’s Secret Army

SEALS are Obama’s Army? Yeaaaaahhhh..  I'd like to see ya walk into a Norfolk bar and say that.  And they're not so secret anymore, are they?

Later in the article, Klaidman’s Obama ardor subsides and he settles down to some credible national security reporting, but that also shows what’s wrong with bringing details of these operations out into the open.

He describes what intelligence we had ahead of time and the options that military officers discussed with Obama. All details no one in government should have ever let out. Every detail provides a lesson that helps terrorists correct their mistakes and plan better in the future.


As SOCOM Commander Admiral McRaven played head cheerleader at the pep rally for Act of Valor, a retired Special Forces general stood up and sounded off…
“One of these days, if you keep publishing how you do this, the other guy’s going to be there ready for you,” fumed retired Army Lt. Gen. James Vaught at a recent conference in Washington. He was speaking directly to Admiral McRaven: “Mark my words. Get the hell out of the media!” Vaught knows a thing or two about how things can go wrong. He ran the task force that tried to rescue the U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980, which became a fiasco after aircraft ran into dust storms and encountered other unexpected problems. (ABC News)
McRaven responded weakly, citing facebook and the John Wayne movie, The Green Berets, saying Special Operations can't get away from the publicity anymore, although they don't invite it (unless they are making Hollywood movies about themselves or the Vice President is sharing classified details with the world).

Keep The Bad Guys Guessing

I agree with Vaught. We are giving the enemy way too much information. Remember back when the US government wouldn’t even acknowledge the existence of Seal Team 6?

I want the flea-infested terrorists squatting in their squalid lairs and the stinking superstitious hordes who cheer and shelter them to think our Spartan warriors are hiding underground right now spying on them, ready to come up through the soil and strangle them at any moment.

I want these 7th century obscurantists to believe we can read their thoughts, see through the walls of the grimy cinderblock huts, and swoop down and grab them at any time with trained invisible eagles.

I want them jumpy at the thought that every crawling bug and slithering reptile is a trained US spy. I want them to think our special forces are supermen, and I want them to think we have a million of them.

It's not so far-fetched. Primitive Muslim throngs blamed the shark attacks off an Egyptian coastal resort on Mossad-trained predators. If the gullible followers of Mohammad actually believe Israel made a pact with King Poseidon to produce a trained flotilla of sharks just to wreck Egypt's tourist industry, they'll believe anything…

By all means, continue publishing pictures of Obama and Palooka Joe eating popcorn in the situation room as Obama get another video game kill, but get the shadow warriors and the intelligence professionals back in the shadows where they belong and keep the bad guys guessing.


twoguys2012 said...

Like all liberal "men", Klaidman's words drip with penis-envy when referring to any combat operative who just so happens to be a "government employee", and his homoerotic admiration of such fighting men makes me cringe.

In the mind of a liberal "man", you will easily find:
"Oh, I hate war and the military and those evil boys with their big guns, 8% body fat and big muscles, killing peaceful and misunderstood Muslims, but yet I find myself so strangely attracted to them in their camo and face paint. Oh my. Someone fetch me a copy of Maxim, I need to assert my heterosexuality!"


Bunkerville said...

Funny, no one talks about the Doctor that gave out the location info of Osama so that we got him. In return Zero gave out this info that resulted in the Doctor's death. I wonder if that will make it into the movie?

Jim at Conservatives on Fire said...

With Obama, politics will always trump national security

twoguys2012 said...


Wouldn't it be aces if 'politics' was done away with, and we actually returned to the black and white world of right vs. wrong, and looked to our elected officials to follow The Constitution for a change?

Anonymous said...

"Oh, find me a home
Where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day ..."

~ Traditional

Submitted by FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

It makes me want to puke when I hear lefties talk like this, glomming onto the valor of those whose budget they want to slash.

Oh please stop. You right wing zealots are first to start in with the asinine meme that "It happened on his watch" when you want to pin blame.

Can the fake outrage, it doesn't suit you.

Anonymous said...

Obama's video game control of the military should be called "Call of Booty" with the openly gay DADT repeal.

Ducky's here said...

twoguys2012 are trying to act butch again. As much as these two believe it, I don't believe the visits to the Bachmann "Pray 'em Straight" clinic was money well spent for these two.

Covenant Christianity, what's that guys? You limp wrist thumpers going to roll out the guns and ammo?

Where's my copy of this week's New York Review of Books. What's Maxim?

Silverfiddle said...

Actually Ducky, the rough talk doesn't fit you, so you should give it up.

I am not outraged, but I am sincerely concerned that we are letting out too much information. Bush and Clinton were guilty of it as well.

twoguys2012 said...

Oh, Ducky...

Odd, that. If indeed I was one of the 'alternate lifestyle' folks you liberals all defend, (They're born gay, they're born gay!),why would you seek to bring derision upon this? Should not instead you support me and love me and make sure I can be as gay as gay and protect me from haters like yourself?

You see, the problem with liberals like yourself is...well, it's too long of a list to put here, but suffice it to say you are all basically hypocrites functioning under the umbrella of tolerance yet secretly despising homosexuals.

Like I said, odd.

Now aren't there some kids with down syndrome you could be heckling? Or since it's Friday, is today make fun of Jewish people day? What does your calendar say is on the agenda?

Ducky's here said...

The reviews of Act of Valor are in. Not surprising, it's basically a video game for testosterone laden viewers who like to use the word "awesome" excessively.

Predictable slapped together junk.

Wait for Katherine Bigelow's film. She knows what she's doing.

Ducky's here said...

twoguys2012 -- come on change your theme. The petty homosexual gossip gets old quick.

beamish said...

In fairness, most of the terrorist world prepared for us by watching Charlie Sheen's Navy SEALs movie.

jez said...

Here, you'll enjoy this: a review of call of duty.

Silverfiddle said...

Jes: Wow. Booker's working through some serious issues...

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: The Hurt Locker was a good movie. The storyline was a little over the top, but the woman does know how to make a movie.

Jack Camwell said...

Well, how the SEALs operate and what not hasn't really been a mystery for quite some time.

And I hate to break it to you, but how we acquire our intelligence hasn't been a big secret for a long time either. They know how we get it. We know that they know. The fact of the matter is that there just isn't a whole lot they can do against some of the things we do.

And the fact is that what we do is not so different from what they do.

And I'm sorry, but it's not Obama's fault. Had the information about the bin Laden raid leaked BEFORE it happened, then it would have failed. But really, what is a terrorist going to do to combat the SEALs?

You really think that they didn't realize that someone was turned and gave bin Laden up? That was probably their first guess. Obama didn't tell the terrorists anything they didn't already know.

twoguys2012 said...


"Not surprising, it's basically a video game for testosterone laden viewers who like to use the word "awesome" excessively."

Ducky, now come know as a liberal "man" that testosterone is a foreign component to you. Don't be so jealous.

Tell ya what: stop being such a liberal weenie and come over to where the men are men and the women are thankful. Rightist women respect their men as being men, not like liberal women who need their "men" to simply be women with penises. Just ask your liberal goddess Oprah the All-Powerful.

Let me ask, is it difficult for you being a man in appearance but having a woman's mindset? Don't you find it confusing?

Silverfiddle said...

Well, how the SEALs operate and what not hasn't really been a mystery for quite some time.

That's true, and more and more of the mystery is removed with every new revelation.

And of course people know we are spying on them, but the more details that come out about those activities, the more we teach the bad guy. We have watched them adapt since 9/11 with every news story that mention some detail of our craft.

There is no good reason to volunteer any of this information.

Rob said...

Good thing those pesky hackers don't know my banking PIN is "1234."

Oh wait...

Jersey McJones said...


Just once it would be nice of a conservative hawk like you could admit the Obama has been a very effective Commander in Chief. His strategies have worked very well, by any measure.

As for public disclosure of strategy and tactics, that is has always been a nonsensical critique. The "bad guys" see our strategies and tactics in action all the time. There's nothing in the popular news they don't already know.

This post is just more arbitrary, schizophrenic, Obama Derangement Syndrome manifest.


Silverfiddle said...

Right Jersey, all that classifying stuff as secret and top secret is just balderdash...

98ZJUSMC said...

Rob said...
Good thing those pesky hackers don't know my banking PIN is "1234."

Oh wait...

Oh damnit....that was mine, too!

98ZJUSMC said...

This post is just more arbitrary, schizophrenic, Obama Derangement Syndrome manifest.

Yeeesh......check the calibration of your M-235A1 Forest and Trees discriminator.

Anonymous said...

Jersey: " His strategies have worked very well, by any measure."

And what strategy is there against Al Qaeda et al that hasn't been operating since 2002?

As far as I can see the only intelligent and meaningful contribution he's made in this effort is breaking his campaign promise to close Gitmo, and reining in Holder when he wanted to try terrorists in NYC


Silverfiddle said...

@ USMC: check the calibration of your M-235A1 Forest and Trees discriminator.

I like that one...

Ducky's here said...

Silver, give the man some credit. Now I'm not a big fan of his either but he has had some success against Somali pirates and he regularly eliminates al-Qaeda leadership even if the drones do hit the occasional wedding party.

He's a lot ore aggressive than Chucklenuts.

Silverfiddle said...

Yes Ducky, after sanctimoniously bashing the crap out of Bush, he has done an excellent job at following Bush-Rumsfeld policies.

I just hate hearing the giddly little Obama fanboys use this stupid language that reveals their fantasies that it is Obama pulling the trigger.

Liberalmann said...

Aw, really? You have to resort to using a photoshopped picture to tel your lies?

Z said...

Poor Lib"Man"....start reading and quit just looking at pictures.
Do you have any sense of how a blog is run? Do you really think we didn't know that's shopped? :-) Do you read the captions?

Silverfiddle, this is an excellent post; nothing to add, and too ugly a comments page to join in the fray, but thanks!

Finntann said...

"The "bad guys" see our strategies and tactics in action all the time."

Not if they're dead... Bwah Ha ha ha

Seriously though, it's not like he (or Bush) were sitting in the white house bunker going, "okay now, Jimmy will rapel down the back wall and enter through the bathroom window while Mike takes out the main door with a C4 charge so Charlie and Frank can enter. Ted, Arnie... you take cover behind this shed and lay down suppressive fire.

Give me a break.

The extent of his involvement was a go/no-go decision, and I give him credit for saying "go".

And yes, it's obviously photo-shopped, as indicated by the GO typing.


Finntann said...

On second thought, given who it was, what he did, and what he was capable of, Mother Teresa probably would have given them a go-decision.

Anonymous said...

It should be obvious that the ONLY reason Obama has sponsored these "popular" assassinations has been to advance his flagging status in the polls.

Just as Klintoon got us involved in the Kosovo Kaper purely to deflect attention from the Lewinsky Affair, Obama has pursued the failed neocon policies of the Dubya administration.

Neither Klintoon nor Obummer have ever been burdened with principles or a shred of conscience. The concerns of these narcissists have been and remain solely devoted to shameless self-protection, self promotion and ruthless self-aggrandizement.

Dear old Dubya was too dense -- or ignorantly complicit -- too realize he was just being used as a puppet-pawn by the neocons whose not-so-well-hidden agenda had little or nothing to do with protecting or advancing the interests of the United States.

Since Ronald Reagan left office, the White House has been occupied by a series of Foul Balls.

Unfortunately, nothing has yet appeared on the horizon that promises to balk the advance of this trend which threatens now to become a tradition.

~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

Freethinker, Saint Ronnie Raygun blew goat balls.

Anonymous said...


Isn't it time you admitted you have a problem, and started going to AA?

I would suggest psychoanalysis, but realized long ago it was a bullshit field.

In any case GET HELP!

~ FT

Kid said...

obama hasn't had any victories of his own, so when the SEALs do good, he can't help but take credit for it. That's what incompetent A*** do.

And in order to maximize the credit, he has to talk about it. He could care less about the fact that the SEALs and their families (All of them) will have muslims that much more motivated to revenge on them.

The rest of their lives. The vermin don't forget.

Don't bother bringing up Bush with the Mission Accomplished sign, That was not a clandestine operation involving a very narrow section of the military.

I can't wait for America to scrape these a**clowns off the soles of our shoes.

Silverfiddle said...

@Kid: obama hasn't had any victories of his own, so when the SEALs do good, he can't help but take credit for it. That's what incompetent A*** do.

You know, Kid, that's probably what bugs me so much. Obama reminds me of the person who would stub his toe during a mortar attack and turn it into a purple heart.

He reminds me of the person who saw the helicopter take off so he later claims he was part of the mission.

Anonymous said...

I think Kid's other point is more serious.

"He could care less about the fact that the SEALs and their families ....will have Muslims that much more motivated to revenge on them."

Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? Where's the outrage over this? How hard is it to find Coronado on a map?


KP said...

I live in San Diego, I have trained swim, bike and run with SEAL team guys, sat in classrooms for years with them and have worked shoulder to shoulder with them in an office setting. You wouldn't know they were SEAL team unless someone told you. Humble as can be. The movie exaggerates what they can do in some respexts but not their willingness to do it. As well, it is more game face and less humor than the movie suggests.

SF, you make some great points. Obama doesn't deserve any of their glory. Like the coach of an NFL franchise, the players get credit for the win and the coach get credit for the loses. And the coach is just fine with that. If you find one trying to take some glory from the players he has already lost them.

OD357 said...

Rob said...Good thing those pesky hackers don't know my banking PIN is "1234."

I've known that for years. Thanks for the ammo money.

dmarks said...

"“One of President Obama’s earliest kills came in April 2009…

Maybe they mean job-killing. Obama's done a lot of that. His policies have increased unemployment by 20%.

Anonymous said...

This just came via email. It reflects perfectly sentiments I have expressed, myself, many times. It was attributed to a Czech newspaper in the email I received. I no idea whether that is the true source of the statement or not, but it doesn't matter.

The value, if any, is in the idea not its source.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved 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 America . 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 Idiots such as those who made him their president."

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

Thanks FT. Sounds kind of familiar.

There is nothing to stay you. Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor. As I said before, when a society has entered on this downward progress, either civilization or liberty must perish. Either some Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand; or your Republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth; with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals, who ravaged the Roman Empire, came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your country by your own institutions.

Thomas Macaulay

Pretty close on the timeline too.


Anonymous said...

Yes, Viburnum, it does, indeed, sound familiar.

Alexander Tyler's famous "cycle" is another way of putting it.

Cicero said it as well:

""A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Democracies are most commonly corrupted by the insolence of demagogues."

~ Aristotle (382- 322 B. C.)

The ancients knew it all, of course, but throughout the centuries we continually fail to profit from their wisdom.

Depressing, isn't it?

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

While the cycle is demonstrably spurious, Tytler's actual words are just as apropos.

"They were perpetually divided into factions, which servilely ranked themselves under the banners of the contending demagogues; and these maintained their influence over their partisans by the most shameful corruption and bribery, of which the means were supplied alone by the plunder of the public money."

I can't say I find it depressing. It's just the latest manifestation of Franklin's challenge " A Republic, if you can keep it."

Keep up the good fight!


Z said...

SF "You know, Kid, that's probably what bugs me so much. Obama reminds me of the person who would stub his toe during a mortar attack and turn it into a purple heart. "

That's who Obama reminds me of...JOHN KERRY :-)

Anonymous said...


The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~ Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~ Will Rogers

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are a great deal stupider. ~ Plato

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~ Author Unknown

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Texas Guinan

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~ Gore Vidal

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~ Charles de Gaulle

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ Ronald Reagan

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson

Don't vote, it only encourages the bastards. ~ Author Unknown

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~ Will Rogers

Submitted by FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

Now pick a favorite from the last post.

Go on. I dare ya.

~ FT

Anonymous said...

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ Ronald Reagan

Hands down winner in this group, though I'm still partial to Cicero's "Politicians are not born they're excreted.


twoguys2012 said...

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer


Hm. Class warfare, anyone? I wonder if the Democrats know about this...

Ducky's here said...

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

--- Holden Caulfield

Anonymous said...

I rather liked this one, myself:

"A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country." ~ Texas Guinan

Only I would emend it thusly to reflect the neocons' lamentable penchant for "nation-building:"

A politician is a person who would gladly lay down your life for someone else's country.


Right Wing Theocrat said...

“One of President Obama’s earliest kills came in April 2009…”

I was about to say - i knew they'd say it was him kicking in the door to double-tap that osama scumbag sooner or later - but i couldn't find that line in the linked article.

Was that really there? If it was, heavens above, the adulation and buttock-smooching from the msm has really kicked up a notch.

Anonymous said...


That quotation from J.D. Salinger, if such it be, reflects only the moral, emotional and intellectual immaturity and painfully limited capacities of Salinger's crazy-mixed-up adolescent anti-hero.

As anyone capable of thought should easily discern, a moron would be incapable of recognizing the extent of his mental incapacity. The mentally incompetent are by their very nature unable to discern the difference between truth and falsehood, virtue and vice, good and evil, valuable and meretricious, etc. Neither are they capable of "getting" a joke.

I wonder frequently if you haven't been seduced by the destructive notions exhibited by the Dadaists and the Nihilists?

You certainly seem marooned in a bizarre world that makes no sense to those of us who believe that revelations of Truth come slowly -- over millennia -- from one immutable, eternal Source.

The modernists' all-too successful attempts to deny the existence of Truth, thus cutting the malleable masses off from that Source, have had a hideous impact on a world that was well on its way to an increasingly elevated status for ever growing numbers of people till the Troublemakers and the tongue-clucking army of Little Miss Fixits arrived on the scene and upended Western Civilization's "apple cart."

You, who would insist that "fire will not burn you and water will not make you wet," if only you'll join "The Revolution," are a sad, warped, deeply disturbed -- and disturbing -- group whose professed attitudes border on the psychotic.


Whatever "victory," you think you may achieve could only bring you -- and all the rest of us -- great harm.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...


Are you aware that Theocracy, Communism, Fascism and Islamism (a uniquely Middle Eastern form of "theocracy") are essentially the SAME -- nothing more than various names for the same evil thing -- TOTALITARIANISM?

The names may be different, the styles and methods may vary, but in the end the goal of ALL authoritarian philosophies is the same -- denial of any and all rights for the Individual, the subordination of all to the interests of the Ruling Entity, the elimination of Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Speech, even the Freedom to Hope and Dream of ever finding a better life for oneself and one's loved ones.

Theocracy is every bit as tyrannical and abusive of basic, God-given human rights as any of the vicious "isms" that supplanted it.

The ENLIGHTENMENT got it RIGHT -- for the first, and maybe the only time in human history.

Unfortunately, in our search for "Security," and "Order," mankind quickly lapses back into supporting DESPOTISM of one kind or another.

Freedom is not free, and it cannot be maintained by ignorant, selfish clods incapable of seeing beyond their own immediate wants and needs.

Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Islamism, Christian Fundamentalism are not our enemies so much as our ever-present impulse to embrace TYRANNY in exchange for some form of "PROTECTION" -- some guarantee of "safety" and a semblance of "prosperity" by Someone in Authority.

It never has and never will work no matter what you choose to call it.

"A rose is a rose is a rose."

"A snake is a snake is a snake."

It's the same with dictators would-be and otherwise.

Disbelieve this at your peril.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...


A drunk man, who smelled like beer and sweat sat down on a subway next to a priest.

The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.

He opened his newspaper and began reading.

After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, 'Say Father, what causes arthritis?'

The priest replied, 'My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and poor hygiene.'

The drunk muttered in response, 'Well, I'll be darned!' Then returned to his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. 'I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to sound so judgmental. How long have you had arthritis?'

The drunk answered, 'Oh, I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does.'

Well, TOO-friggin'-SHAY!!!

Have a great day.

~ FreeThinke

MORAL: Make sure you understand the question before offering the

Anonymous said...

The best of all commentaries on the Holden Caulfields of the world:


twoguys2012 said...


You're my hero.