CNN and Russia Today are the only two media outlets initially reporting that one of our own US destroyers, The USS Truxtun is en route to the Black Sea. Russia Today seems to be poking fun at the mission calling it a “previously planned exercise” which is incidentally the exact same verbage being used by the Russians explaining their presence in the Black Sea. Russia has sunk, not just one decommissioned ship, but two in their attempts to block the only navigable entryway into the Ukraine territory of the Black sea. ~MKO for PBN
The US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, crossed the Dardanelles on its way to the Black Sea amidst the turmoil in Ukraine. The Dardanelles is a narrow stretch of water in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia. The Truxton still has to pass through the Bosphorus Straights in Istanbul before it reaches the Black Sea. The Truxton is part of the Arleigh Burke class of destroyer and is among the largest destroyers ever built for the US navy. It is designed as a multi-role warship with anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities. The US military said on Thursday it was a routine deployment for “previously planned exercises”scheduled long before the current crisis in Ukraine. The USS Truxton is to carry out training exercise with the Romanian and Bulgarian navies, both members of NATO, which involve joint maneuvers including landing aircraft on ships. “Truxton’s operations in the Black Sea were scheduled well in advance of her departure from the US,” said Lieutenant Shawn Eklund, a spokesman for the US military. The Truxton is part of the George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group, which recently entered the Mediterranean and is training with regional navies. Ukrainian bloggers share the images of the nuclear aircraft carrier with the hashtag #Aquamaidan, in reference to Euromaidan, which was the epicenter of the anti-government protests in Kiev. The USS Truxton will join the USS Taylor as the only two US vessels in the Black Sea. The Taylor, a guided missile frigate, is moored in Samsun, Turkey after running aground in February. This comes as Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, said on Thursday that the US air force will send 12 F-16 fighter jets and 300 service personnel to Poland next week to take part in a training exercise, whose size has been expanded in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The exercise will be centered on the Lask air force base in central Poland and was originally only to have involved transport aircraft. The US military also announced on Thursday that a further six F-15 fighter jets will be sent to Lithuania to help step up NATO patrols in the region. Source:
Obama must have a drug test, no supercilious ignorant congress member can be sober and no military brass can be diligent and truthful (or they are released from duty) So, we had to resurrect this classic beauty for a Congratulatory Hank Jonson capstone moment of stupidity!
This man is dangerous as an anti-military, anti american, Marxist embracing destroyer of life and giver of hate. Just read what he is a ranking member over now. And for those of you who try giving Hank a pass and claiming this is dead pan humor, look for his “midget” apology. Hank is an idiot Lord restore his mind.
Pleased to be named ranking member of the Judi subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law: http://t.co/mTF4B78vEI
“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” —Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) expressing concern during a congressional hearing that the presence of a large number of American soldiers might upend the island of Guam
Sadly, this is not only proof that we have a bunch of morons representing us (as if we didn’t know that already), but the larger problem of a military capstone that has lost any trace of testosterone. For some unknown reason, a 4-star admiral thinks he needs to humor this congressman’s idiotic claims. I am ashamed to have ever served under people like this neutered yes-man, addressing Congress. He’s a disgrace to the uniform he wears.
Homework for USA!!! Please watch, take notes even. Share with all whom you know to help them see the truth clearly without the cloud of illusory propaganda which always surrounds the SOTU when Barack Hussein Obama speaks. It’s usually a rerun of his last speech anyway, lets be honest people.
The video is under 5:00 minutes, if you are pressed for time please watch from 1:31 on!
This is the truth about capitalism in society:
“The record of history is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way, so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by free enterprise citizens.” Milton Friedman to Phil Donahue -~PBN
Americans who care about their country, their military, their families, and their very lives also usually care about the truth. The unanswered questions about what really went down on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya will not go away until the absolute truth comes out.
South Carolina’s savvy, stern yet steady Congressman Trey Gowdy says in his still highly relevant, short yet powerful “slap down” address to the media which took place in October of 2013,
“In conclusion Congress is supposed to provide oversight. The voters are supposed to provide oversight. And you are supposed to provide oversight. That’s why you have special liberties and that’s why you have special protections. I am not surprised that the President of the United States called this a “phony scandal.” I’m not surprised that Secretary Clinton said, “What difference [at this point] does it make?!” I’m not even surprised that Jay Carney said that, ‘Benghazi happened a long time ago.” I’m just surprised at how many people bought it!” ~Trey Gowdy
Additional questions that Congressman Gowdy asked, “Why was ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi? Why were the Americans the last flag flying in Benghazi, after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed? Why were requests for additional security denied? Why were no assets deployed during the siege? Do you know whether the president called any of our allies to request help? Why was Susan Rice picked to go on the Sunday talk shows and present the video story? Do you know the origin of the “mythology” that the attack was spawned by a video?”
We here at PBN will continue to do our part along with the rest of the media, however many of us are left that still believe in true investigative journalism, until the truth is told. Hurting family members of deceased and injured military and contracted civilian servants are authentic heroes. They all deserve answers and so do Americans. America is and we pray and hope we will always be “The Home of the Free and The Home of the Brave!” ~PBN
Hatred continues to flow from the radical left, this time in the guise of a Christian reverend. What gives Rev. Barber the right to say these disparaging things about Senator Scott? Because they’re both black? It sounds to us here at PBN that race-based politics are as strong as ever. –PBN A prominent NAACP official recognized Martin Luther King Day by labeling black senator Tim Scott a puppet for the Republican party. “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” said Reverend William Barber II, the president of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter. The State reports that Barber’s remarks came in a speech in Scott’s home state of South Carolina. “The extreme right wing down here,” he said, “finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party.” Last year, Barber gained national attention leading the “Moral Monday” protests in opposition to North Carolina’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory. Scott is the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. He dismissed Barber’s remarks as ”baseless and meaningless rhetoric.” “I will honor the memory of Dr. King by being proactive in holding the door for others and serving my fellow man. And Rev. Barber will remind me and others of what not to do,” he told the Daily Caller. Source: National Review Online
Saying that these garments are “conservative” puts it far too lightly. Why is it that liberals always point at the US first when it comes to women’s rights? If questioned, most liberals would tell you that it’s okay “because it’s their religion”. So then, why is it that fundamental Christians can’t believe that homosexuality is a sin without constant persecution? The double standard is, as always, astounding. –PBN
The way women dress is an important social issue in most Middle Eastern countries, where more conservative clothing is generally the rule of thumb.
The Washington political class is well aware of what we all know to be certain: that ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster.
The Democrat Members of Congress and staffers who wrote the 1,600 page monstrosity knew it would increase premiums and restrict individual choice. But the last thing President Obama wanted was to have the very Democrat congressmen and senators who passed ObamaCare to revolt on his signature legislation.
I read an article recently, by Brandon Turbeville, about the Executive Actions Obama signed January 3 further limiting our gun rights, and it got me to thinking about the “Axis of Evil” which have now joined forces to disarm us. Although there are plenty of tertiary players, it’s mainly Obamacare, NSA and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who make up this merry collaboration of oppressors.
President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine. Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard…
BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.
The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.Elsewhere in the province, local tribal militias claimed they were gaining ground against the al-Qaeda militants who surged into urban areas from their desert strongholds this week after clashes erupted between local residents and the Iraqi security forces. read more
Obamacare rolled out a mere two days ago and problems are already springing up left and right. Having to get authorization for a surgery is absolutely ridiculous. Hopefully come November the American people will deem it necessary to vote those who made this bill law, out of office. –PBN
CHICAGO (AP) — The new year brought relief to some Illinois patients newly insured under the nation’s health care law. Others still weren’t sure whether they were covered, despite their best efforts to navigate the often-balky new system.
The major benefits of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul took effect Wednesday, the first day of 2014. By Thursday, the first business day of the new insurance system, it became clear that snags in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act still remained.
On the plus side, the law’s protections mean consumers can no longer be denied coverage if they’re in poor health. New limits on how much insured patients must pay for care will mean fewer bankruptcies after catastrophic illnesses. Insurance plans must offer a minimum level of essential benefits, and care such as flu shots and mammograms will be fully covered without cost to patients.
But early problems with the federal HealthCare.gov website led many people to wait until last week to sign up, and insurers are still processing enrollment forms. read more
About 70% percent of Americans called 2013 a bad or very bad year about 27% said a good year and just 3 percent calling it a very good year.
Our PBN staff have strong faith muscles and believe we have to do our best daily to walk the Lovewalk, we also know that capital “T” Truth preveils every time. For far too long now, the PC left have been trying to steal our nation and our Joy. Now Americans are finally standing up to the freedom gleaning fascists and telling them NO!! read more