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AMERICA TO PROVIDE "MILITARY SUPPORT" FOR REBELS

Major Shift Comes as Obama Claims “Red Line” was Crossed
By Harold Hutchison

The Obama Administration has announced it will start providing “military support” for Syrian rebels through the Supreme Military Council. The decision marks a major policy shift by the Obama Administration, which claims that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, crossing the “red line” that would trigger further consequences.

According to some reports, the Obama Administration hasn’t decided whether or not it will create a “no-fly” zone over Syria.

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POLITICAL WAR AGAINST DOMESTIC DISSENT?

Obama IRS Unleashed on Tea Party, Conservatives
By Harold Hutchison

The Internal Revenue Service harassed Tea Party and other conservative and libertarian groups going back as early as June 2009. The harassment campaign lead as many as 63% of the groups who had applied for 501(c)4 status to pull their applications, hampering the Tea Party’s ability to mobilize conservative voters in the 2012 election, which Barack Obama won narrowly.

FALLING FOR A POW HOAX?

Documentary Film To Be Shown at GI Film Festival
By Harold Hutchison

POW/MIA advocates believe that a film that will be shown – claiming an American missing in action from the Vietnam War is alive and well in Vietnam – has fallen for a hoax. According to the film Unclaimed, Master Sergeant John Hartley Robertson of the United States Army has been living in Vietnam for over four decades. Military records indicated that Master Sgt. Robertson was among five people killed when a CH-34 helicopter was shot down on 20 May, 1968.

POW/MIA

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SABOTAGED

Is a Decorated Combat Vet’s Career Being Sacrificed on the Altar of Political Correctness?
From the May 2013 issue of SOF
By Harold Hutchison

A CAREER IS HALTED

18D Med Lab Training - HOT ISSUE

We received this message about a threat that so-called "animal-rights" types may be posing to the training of medics, PJs, and other SOF medics. Please pass the word to all those you know, and urge your member of Congress to stand up for our SOF troops getting the training they need.

The Special Forces & SOF community 18D Medical Lab Training Course is in jeopardy and needs immediate feedback. Gentlemen, we are going to need an enormous amount of documentaries, professional statements and accounts of why Med Lab Training with animals on live tissue saves lives.

ROLL CALL VOTES ON GUN BILL

See How Your Senators Voted!
By Harold Hutchison

On 17 April, a number of major votes were held regarding your Second Amendment Rights. Here, in one location, are links to each of the votes.

MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT
“Compromise” legislation on background checks initially supported by CCRKBA until Harry Reid refused to allow a vote on an amendment to restore funds for a program called “relief from disability” that allowed the restoration of gun rights.
http://www.sofmag.com/roll-call-vote-manchin-toomey-amendment

GRASSLEY-CRUZ AMENDMENT

ROLL CALL VOTE ON MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on the Manchin-Toomey compromise amendment on background checks. See how your Senators voted!

YEAs ---54
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)

TERROR IN BOSTON

Bombs Halt Marathon
By Harold Hutchison

KEEPING SOMALI PIRATES AWAY FROM A FLOATING BOMB

(From the May 2013 Issue)
By Ike V. Montgomery

A yellow dot enters the dark, round field of a radar screen. Its appearance does not go unnoticed in the wheelhouse of the hijacked, commercial fishing boat—now a pirate “mother ship.” The Somali leader of the “pirate attack group” (NATO’s term for an operational raider unit) studies the screen. After a few minutes, he orders the boat’s hostage crewmen to steer an intercept course with the unidentified ship, still a few dozen nautical miles away on the Indian Ocean.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES ARMS TRADE TREATY

Start of a UN Gun Grab?
By Harold Hutchison

After negotiations to build a consensus failed, the UN General Assembly rammed through the Arms Trade Treaty by a vote of 154 to 3, with 23 abstentions. The only three “no” votes were Syria, Iran, and North Korea.

The Obama Administration abandoned its insistence upon consensus late Thursday, paving the way for the General Assembly to ram through the treaty.

Flame Retardant Uniforms, and Other Issues

-Article by Mike Kupari

Over the last several years, there has been a push across the services to give troops on the ground flame retardant uniforms. Often, these uniforms are described as providing protection from IEDs, but that's not exactly true. An Improvised Explosive Device is still just an explosive. Many IEDs have utilized conventional ordnance as the main charge, and even homemade explosives don't necessarily produce big fireballs. You're not any more likely to be set on fire by an IED than you are by a land mine, artillery shell, or any other explosive device.

WHERE ARE THE LIMITS?

UAV Strikes Raise Serious Questions
By Harold Hutchison

PREDATORS AND REAPERS
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have played a big role in the Global War on Terror. Since 11 September, 2001, they have become an almost indispensable tool in America’s counter-terrorism arsenal. But there have been major questions surrounding them. Where are the limits?

CANCER CLAIMS A TYRANT

Venezuelan Dictator – and Loud Mouth – Dies in Caracas
By Harold Hutchison

On 5 March, 2013, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez departed this earth – making it a better place – after he lost a two-year battle with cancer. Chavez’s death promoted a wide range of reactions from Americans and Venzuelans.