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U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (MOH recipient)
WND ^ | November 4, 2012 | By Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (ret.)

Posted on 11/05/2012 3:41:42 AM PST by neveralib

THIS IS AN EXCERPT:

For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield evacuation known as Dust Off.

For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers.

According to Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: “A special word about the Dust Offs … Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was a daily thing, part of the way they lived. That’s the great part, and it meant so much to every last man who served there. Whether he ever got hurt or not, he knew Dust Off was there. It was a great thing for our people.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; ditherer; dustoff; military; navyseals; obama; obamunism; roe; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
Medal of Honor Recipient and Vietnam Veteran Chopper Pilot Gen. Brady (USA Ret) takes the phony, Hate-America/Military Agitator in Chief to task for his policies (never mind the insane and inane ROE's which have put our brave Warriors at risk) of "inaction" and being "risk-averse (fearful of taking risks) which Brady explains why no effort was made to save our personnel in Bengazi.

BRADY: "Fast forward to current battlefields. We hear horror stories about patients waiting and dying because Dust Off didn’t launch or came too late. The launch standard in my unit in Vietnam was two minutes; today it is 15 minutes! Can anyone imagine a fire truck taking 15 minutes to get under way? I could go on and on, but one has to ask, why? Why the changes to an excellent, proven system?

The answer is the Obama-Panetta Doctrine. In response to the horrible abandonment of dying Americans in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Panetta said: “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.”

On its face, that is a remarkable, indeed incomprehensible, change from America’s doctrine in past wars. By that standard, there would have been no Normandy or Inchon. In fact, I can’t think of a war we fought in which we didn’t go into harm’s way without real-time information or to save lives – something the president refused to do in Benghazi. Dust Off would never launch in Vietnam under that doctrine.

To fully understand the doctrinal change, one has to understand President Obama. He has a dearth of understanding of our military and military matters. We hear he is uncomfortable in the presence of ranking military and seldom meets with them. He is not a person who can make decisions, and he takes an extraordinary amount of time to do so, leading to such unseemly labels for a commander in chief as “ditherer in chief.”

President Obama may have set records for voting “present” on important issues. He cowers from crisis decisions. He is a politician who thinks only in terms of votes and his image. Although I was a psychology major back in the day (I’d love to hear a professional analyze risk and Obama), I won’t try to define his insides, but I believe he is risk-averse – fearful of risk – and that is the basis of the Obama-Panetta doctrine.

This aversion for risk dominates Dust Off rescue operations where, in addition to an unconscionable reaction time, risk assessment is the primary consideration for mission launch – not patient care. In two years flying Dust Off in Vietnam, I never heard that term, nor did any Dust pilot I know. The ASOs, remote from the battle, have developed time-consuming algorithms to analyze risk while the patient bleeds, something that’s impossible to do by anyone other than the pilot and the ground forces at the scene.

And Obama’s terror of risk contributed to the massacre of Americans by terrorists in Benghazi.

We hear that the president did not even convene the Counterterrorism Security Group while the Benghazi terrorist massacre was visually and verbally available in real time. That is like ignoring FEMA during Hurricane Sandy. But once you bring in a group labeled anti-terrorist, you have to acknowledge terror exists, something the president is loath to do.

HOW anyone serving in our Military (and especially Vets) or their family and relatives, could vote for this charlatan and neo-Commie is beyond me.

No doubt why we are seeing (and will hear more after the fact) that so many of our Military are being disenfranchised with regards to their efforts to vote.

1 posted on 11/05/2012 3:41:50 AM PST by neveralib
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To: neveralib

THE EVIL KNOWN AS obama MUST BE DEFEATED TOMORROW!

LLS


2 posted on 11/05/2012 3:50:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtZZpMLBEuc

...to this day I still get chills when I hear that whop whop whop of a Huey, and the automatic reactive glance skywards

3 posted on 11/05/2012 3:57:37 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtZZpMLBEuc


4 posted on 11/05/2012 3:59:01 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: LibLieSlayer

Last night I went on a rant on FB and told everyone that if they pull the lever for Obama they better never tell me again that they are praying for my son when he goes back for his FOURTH deployment. I told them their words were BS.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 4:02:22 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: neveralib

Obama MUST be held accountable regardless of the outcome after election day.

Are we really going to allow him to sit in his Hawaii mansion mocking us?


6 posted on 11/05/2012 4:04:36 AM PST by Eye of Unk (President Romney, get used to it.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
He tried to vote "present."

Like all revolutionaries, he's good at destroying, but unable to build.

7 posted on 11/05/2012 4:07:04 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: neveralib

Powerful post.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 4:10:08 AM PST by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: LibLieSlayer

He will be!!!


9 posted on 11/05/2012 4:10:42 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Doogle
to this day I still get chills when I hear that whop whop whop of a Huey, and the automatic reactive glance skywards

While I (fortunately) never had to avail myself to these "angels of mercy" (and sadly, unrecognized HEROES) I knew (and have gotten to know many others) several Warriors who are alive today thanks to the selfless and beyond the call of duty, actions of these brave, wonderful, chopper pilots and their crews.

BTW, welcome home bro and God Bless.

10 posted on 11/05/2012 4:16:20 AM PST by neveralib
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To: Doogle

< salute >

Thank you, and all those like you

11 posted on 11/05/2012 4:17:42 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: heylady

What is “FB”?


12 posted on 11/05/2012 4:18:32 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: heylady
Last night I went on a rant on FB and told everyone that if they pull the lever for Obama they better never tell me again that they are praying for my son when he goes back for his FOURTH deployment. I told them their words were BS.

I will be voting for Romney and will now be praying for your son. God bless him.

13 posted on 11/05/2012 4:25:04 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: neveralib
I had the pleasure of meeting this American Hero while he was a patient here at BAMC he coined me and signed my Medal of Honor Book the day I got promoted to LTC. I will never forget the words he said to me. “You carry the torch for the next generation.” I was humbled and exalted at the same time.
14 posted on 11/05/2012 4:29:30 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (I am an American Fighting Man, fighting to keep our country free from despots and idiots)
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To: SatinDoll

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15 posted on 11/05/2012 4:33:49 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neveralib
Benghazi's Smoking Gun: Only President Can Grant Cross-Border Authority (PJMedia link)

Free Republic thread link

http://tinyurl.com/ctc3786

16 posted on 11/05/2012 4:34:09 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neveralib

15 minutes to rally a medical evacuation chopper is ridiculous. People die in less time. After a firefight in Vietnam, I remember the Dustoff chopper arriving only three or four minutes after being called. Did I mention that the wounded person needing evacuation was an enemy with a chest wound. I met the enemy soldier several weeks later and was thanked for saving her life.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 4:41:31 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: Doogle

Thanks.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 4:47:36 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: neveralib

The Ditherer in Chief - possibly the last person on Earth who should ever be President of the US


19 posted on 11/05/2012 4:54:53 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: neveralib

A president has one role in this, and that is to say “Go!”. When Americans are in danger, the first, and only, thing the president needs to do is give the order to get them out. No dithering and consideration of how it will affect poll numbers is necessary. The professionals had real time intel, so they could have formulated a plan on the fly and helped our people. Special Operations types are trained for this. Let them do their job.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 5:01:12 AM PST by yawningotter
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To: neveralib
"My veteran friends are horrified by the Obama-Panetta doctrine. At least 359 retired flag officers support Mitt Romney – only five that I know of support Obama"

It's a bit racist of me, I suppose, but I wonder what color those five flag officers are. Some Black folks support the Kenyan no matter what his actions produce.

21 posted on 11/05/2012 5:38:46 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: neveralib; Old Sarge; RoosterRedux; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Marine_Uncle; All

” - - - The answer is the Obama-Panetta Doctrine.
In response to the horrible abandonment of dying Americans in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Panetta said:
“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on;
without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.” - - - - “

This is the creed of Benghazi-Coward Obama, and Pansy Panetta.

Vote tomorrow as if the lives of our Military Service Men and Women depended upon it - - - .


22 posted on 11/05/2012 5:50:43 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Doogle

Amen brother!

LLS


23 posted on 11/05/2012 6:31:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Doogle

Roger That!


24 posted on 11/05/2012 6:32:35 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: heylady

GOD bless you... you spoke the truth to evil. If you enable evil you are owned by it. I will ALWAYS pray for your son... all of FR will.

LLS


25 posted on 11/05/2012 6:34:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

You are dead on!

LLS


26 posted on 11/05/2012 6:40:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

He will be defeated and maybe... just maybe... we shall hear the sound of heavenly trumpets! ON TO VICTORY!

LLS


27 posted on 11/05/2012 6:45:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Doogle

Me too...means someone is coming to the LZ..


28 posted on 11/05/2012 7:04:50 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thank you. I moved from RI to Texas so most of my “friends” on facebook are Democrats. I know they are probably sick of all my pro Romney posts but to me it is a matter of life or death. I just read that since Obama implemented the new ROE in 2009 deaths in the military have trippled. Why isn’t this reported by MSM?


29 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: LibLieSlayer

Just think of the disaster, woith regard to our military, if somehow 0bama is re-elected. After the election, the Benghazi hearings will showcase 0bama’s callousness and incompetence right out in the open. This can only fuel the anger and disrespect for 0bama from most current or former miltary (Gen Powell, the exception). How can zero trust the military in this situation??? Add sequestration cuts resulting in reductions in equipment, personell and benefits and you have the potential for a coup d’etat at some point.


30 posted on 11/05/2012 7:58:11 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: grumpygresh

I have NEVER wanted anyone out of office more than I do obama.

LLS


31 posted on 11/05/2012 10:33:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: grumpygresh

I have NEVER wanted anyone out of office more than I do obama.

LLS


32 posted on 11/05/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Graewoulf
RE: "Vote tomorrow as if the lives of our Military Service Men and Women depended upon it - -"

I believe the request shall be granted.
33 posted on 11/05/2012 11:42:31 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: neveralib
for later read ................................................. FRegards
34 posted on 11/05/2012 3:59:57 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done!”


35 posted on 11/06/2012 12:09:53 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Amen!

LLS


36 posted on 11/06/2012 4:16:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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