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  • US, Israel comments could haunt UN nominee Samantha Power at hearing

    07/17/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 17, 2013 | fox news
    President Obama's pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is facing under-the-radar opposition that could flare during Wednesday's confirmation hearing. While hawkish senators like Republican John McCain have come out in support of Samantha Power, more than four-dozen former military leaders,national security officials and conservative political groups are now asking senators to reject Power’s nomination. … Power,a former White House adviser and longtime Obama friend, once likened U.S. foreign policies to those of the Nazis. … Retired Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin,who is behind a movement to block Power's confirmation,agrees. “We should be proud to...
  • Gen. Boykin: Army Violated Its Own Regulations in Punishing Chaplain for Using Scripture

    12/19/2014 8:49:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 5:26 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) says the Army violated its own regulations by punishing Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn for “using Christian scripture and solutions” in a mandatory suicide prevention training session. Boykin, chair of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), also said that the treatment of Lawhorn violated the chaplain’s constitutional rights. “First of all, his case is important because it is an infringement on his First Amendment rights,” Boykin told “Secondly, he is a chaplain. By definition, chaplains deal with spiritual issues, and all he was doing was explaining how his faith helped him. The third thing,...
  • Generals blast Obama's order of troops to fight Ebola

    10/13/2014 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 10/05/14 | E. Michael Maloof
    Two retired U.S. Army generals have blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to send U.S. troops to West Africa to battle the Ebola virus epidemic, saying the military is to fight wars, not disease. In exclusive interviews with WND, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin and retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely condemned Obama’s decision, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved up to 4,000 boots on the ground from a previous ceiling of 3,000.
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • Retired General: Some in Military Want To 'Take Out' Obama from Presidency...

    08/13/2014 9:03:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Red Flag ^ | Not Listed | Staff
    A retired three star Flag Officer recently stated he knows of certain unnamed individuals within the Armed Forces of having at least considered the possibility of an armed coup d'état aimed directly at of Barack Obama, as reported by the on-line news portal Government Executive on Nov. 4, 2013. (GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE) -- A former top general and current executive at the Family Research Council says members of the military have considered staging a coup d'état against president, but will not because of civilian control of the military. "People I've spoken to would like to see the military 'fulfill their constitutional...
  • DOD Will Review Training Materials That List Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as...

    01/06/2014 2:24:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 6, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Full title: DOD Will Review Training Materials That List Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as ‘Religious Extremism’ ( – The Department of Defense will review its military training materials following a coalition of religious liberty advocates expressing outrage in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Christianity is described in the materials as “religious extremism” based, in part, on categorization provided to the government by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The letter, signed by a large coalition that includes the Family Research Council, American Values, Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL), Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center – the...
  • Retired General: Some in Military Want to 'Take Out the President'

    11/01/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT · by don-o · 133 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 1, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    A former top general and current executive at the Family Research Council says members of the military have considered staging a coup d'état against President, but will not because of civilian control of the military. "People I've spoken to would like to see the military 'fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,' " retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin told World Net Daily, a website best known for pushing Obama "birther" conspiracy theories. "Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You're not going to see...
  • Report Details Hostility in U.S. Military toward Christian Members

    07/09/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | July 9, 2013 | Penny Starr
    A coalition of legislators and religious freedom advocates warned Tuesday about the growing hostility toward Christians serving in the military and called for a federal statute to protect the religious liberty of troops. The Family Research Council distributed a report, “A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military,” at the press conference on Tuesday at the Capitol detailing incidences of that hostility, including the July 27, 2011 cancellation of a 20-year-old ethics course taught at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California because it used Scripture. On May 31, 2013, a painting that included a...
  • Gen. Boykin: U.N. Ambassador-Nominee Samantha Power a Threat to America’s Sovereignty

    07/03/2013 3:58:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 3, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( – Joining other conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin said Power’s “track record” shows that she would like to “cede our sovereignty” to that globalist institution. “Samantha Power’s attitude that we need to cede our sovereignty to the United Nations is very misguided and very dangerous as far as I’m concerned,” Boykin said at the National Press Club on Wednesday Boykin said the U.N. is not concerned with the individual rights and liberties of Americans as enshrined in the Declaration of...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Special Forces commander: 'Constabulary force' coming

    03/25/2013 9:49:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | March 25, 2013 | Unattributed
    Says Obamacare leading U.S. down pathway to socialism The surge of bullet-buying confirmed by the federal government – purchase estimates run into the billions of bullets – even as the U.S. military scrimps to find training ammo is raising lots of questions about the government’s so-far unexplained actions. But a video that has been around since last year is being forwarded across the Internet as an explanation. The six minutes recorded by Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, retired, warns that America is well along the pathway that other societies have used to bludgeon and beat their populations into submission...
  • America's New Security Team: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

    02/26/2013 6:59:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies ^ | February 26, 2013 |
    LTC West interviews General Boykin on national defense issues.
  • Former Special Forces Commander: DOD Could Have Flown Rescue Team From Tripoli to Benghazi;...

    02/07/2013 1:44:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies ^ | February 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin--formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence—told that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night. “There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy,” Gen. Boykin told “State should have...

    02/04/2013 8:51:04 AM PST · by cricket · 39 replies
    Pat ^ | February 4, 2013 | H/T Sammy Madigan/Lt. Col. Jerry Boykin
    Many speak; but not nearly enough listening. More must 'wake up' and damn the bonds of political correctness - restore 'critical mind' - so that America can recover it's original-intent purpose. Lt.Gen. Jerry Boykin; 'Special Forces'; Green Beret. . .taught at Hampden-Sydney; now Exec.Vice President/Family Rersearch Council - 'owns' his credentials; and so, has both credibility and authority. A video link to share. Lt.Gen.Boykin: marxist insurgency link Further hand/in/hand verification:
  • Three-Star Gen: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Pentagon, DOD...

    10/11/2012 4:28:21 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 52 replies ^ | September 26, 2012
    (THOMAS MORE) ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, in a recent World Net Daily radio interview, confirmed that people with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has vowed the destruction of America from within. General Boykin has the credentials to back up his conclusions. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force which he ultimately led in combat operations. He also served...
  • Three-Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Department of Defense

    09/25/2012 10:26:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | September 25th, 2012
    U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin, in a recent World Net Daily radio interview, confirmed that people with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has vowed the destruction of America from within. General Boykin has the credentials to back up his conclusions. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force which he ultimately led in combat operations. He also served a tour in the CIA during...
  • Muslim Brotherhood 'infiltrated' U.S. gov't

    09/23/2012 5:37:00 AM PDT · by wesagain · 70 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | staff writer
    "Lt. Gen. Boykin: Radical Islamist group deep inside defense, national security"Excerpt....The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has successfully penetrated both political parties and the delicate areas of defense and national security. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council, told WND’s Greg Corombos that people with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are in vital positions within every significant area of the U.S. government. He specifically cited high security clearances for such people in the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. He said neither Republicans nor Democrats want to...
  • Glenn interviews FRC shooting witness General Jerry Boykin

    08/18/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | Aug 17 2012 | Staff
    "He was going to go through and kill as many people as he could and drop Chick-fil-A bags at every dead body to send a signal that he was reacting to the — our stance on traditional marriage, that being between a man and a woman." The media has gone AWOL on the shooting by an apparent deranged leftist at the Family Research Council in Washington DC this week. Friend of the show (ret) General Boykin was at the building when the incident occurred and gives an incredible account of what happened. It’s a great story of heroics – so...
  • US General: Shariah Is Here Now (Alert for the Politically Correct in USA)

    07/13/2012 5:01:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 2012 | Staff
    Retired Army Lt. General William Boykin is sounding the alarm the Islamic Shariah law is already inside the United States and presents a very real threat to the future of America. In addressing a synagogue in Stoughton, MA Boykin said, “There is a threat to this country from Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood.” He also noted that the Muslim Brotherhood has not been a recent phenomenon, but rather has been a presence in the U.S. since at least 1962. [snip] “The new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, said he joined the Muslim Brotherhood in 1978 while he was in the United...
  • Look where Delta Force general (Boykin) is headed

    07/13/2012 6:18:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Unknown
    Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, whose fiery exhortations to protect America from encroaching Shariah law and other dangers have highlight headlines in recent months, has been named executive vice president of Family Research Council. According to today’s announcement, he will be tasked with the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations including policy, church ministries, finance, development, communications, human resources, facilities, information technology, constituent communications and customer service. An original member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, he ultimately commanded the elite team in combat operations, and later led the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and...
  • Green Beret General Joins Family Research Council to Fight ‘Culture War’ for America’s Grandkids

    07/13/2012 1:47:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 13, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin ( - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin--an original member of Delta Force who went on to be the top commander of the Green Berets and then deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence--has joined the Family Research Council, where he says he now hopes to do his part in helping Americans who believe in this nation’s traditional values win an intensifying “culture war” for its future. “As I have gotten older, I have discovered it is no longer about me, it’s about my grandchildren,” Gen. Boykin said on Thursday, as the FRC...
  • Marxism in America

    04/04/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT · by dvan · 25 replies ^ | NA | Lt. Gen. (RET) Boykin

    02/02/2012 9:30:15 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    The founder of the Silver Star Families of America, a nonprofit organization that assists the wounded, injured and ill of our Armed Forces, came out today in an angry defense of retired three star General Boykin.
  • Blacklist (Oliver North on LtGen Jerry Boykin)

    02/02/2012 6:35:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 3, 2012 | Oliver North & Tom Kilgannon
    blacklist (n.): a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted. The definition above, from an old Webster's dictionary, was common parlance in the late 1940s and early 1950s as the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee investigated subversive activity, Soviet espionage and pro-communist propaganda. The committee unearthed spies and traitors — Alger Hiss among them. But when the HUAC turned its attention to Hollywood writers, directors and actors, civil libertarians cried foul. The American Civil Liberties Union and others insist those on the "Hollywood blacklist" were unfairly persecuted for exercising their constitutionally protected...
  • ‘What’s Coming?’: This Is the GBTV Segment That Has Glenn Beck ‘Scared’

    02/02/2012 11:36:29 AM PST · by Errant · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 1, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Last night, we brought you Glenn Beck’s commentary regarding the establishment of an Islamic caliphate (something he says Islamists “are succeeding” at accomplishing). Now, we have a report by Beck’s expert panel on radical Islam, including Retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, CBN News’ Erick Stakelbeck and Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy. The group discussed the potential calamity and international unrest that may be coming as a result of the growing prominence of radical Islamists. And it’s a segment that Beck categorized as “scary” on Thursday morning.
  • Gen. Boykin Blocked At West Point

    02/01/2012 3:12:09 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/1/12 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    A three-star Army general and war hero cannot speak at West Point because he’s an outspoken Christian. So the Obama administration’s hostility toward religion—and especially Christians—continues even to the detriment of our men and women in uniform. Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin is like an action-movie hero. When the super-elite Delta Force was formed in late 1970s—our top counter-insurgent military unit that the Pentagon still does not officially discuss—this ranger in the 101st Airborne unit was tapped to be part of it. In 1983 he was in Grenada, where Boykin survived being hit by a round from a .50-caliber...
  • Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker

    01/31/2012 11:38:13 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned. Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker. However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw. “It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,”...
  • CAIR pressures retired general, critic of Islam, to back out of West Point event

    01/31/2012 7:10:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Caroline May
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “We welcome Mr. Boykin’s withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement. West Point initially balked at the calls to remove Boykin — a former military intelligence officer — from the event. Lt. Col. Sherri Reed of West Point...
  • Marxism in America

    09/06/2011 6:30:29 AM PDT · by mbynack · 11 replies
    Morningstar TV ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. "Jerry" Boykin
    n this video entitled "Marxism in America" General Jerry Boykin discusses his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how current government actions parallel Marxist tactics.
  • Controversial retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin to talk about 'threats to Michigan'

    03/21/2011 6:29:54 AM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 7 replies
    The Muskegon Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2011 | Megan Hart
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, whose comments to a church audience in 2003 sparked concerns from Muslims and secularists alike, will speak March 24 in Muskegon County. ***
  • Marxism in America” by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin

    10/24/2010 8:30:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    In this video entitled "Marxism in America" General Jerry Boykin discusses his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how this parallels current government actions.
  • General Boykin and Major Hasan

    04/23/2010 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/23/10 | Ken Blackwell
    The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon. Lieberman chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents. The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was...
  • Why the Army Didn't get Rid of Nidal Hasan: Obama Refusal to Recognize Terrorism

    01/07/2010 6:53:57 PM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies · 536+ views
    CBN ^ | Lt Gen Jerry Boykin
    The root of the problem is revealed in this video.
  • You've gotta see this! Top Brass Speaks out ! Ft. Hood

    12/22/2009 1:48:18 PM PST · by FromLori · 66 replies · 3,557+ views
    It's about time someone had the GUTS to call it what it is! Who do YOU trust with your Safety these days? !!! video
  • Mary Boykin Chesnut a Confederate heroine

    07/26/2006 3:38:05 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 389+ views
    roanoke ^ | July 23, 2006 | Ned Harrison
    She was called the diarist, the grande dame, the confidante of the Civil War. She moved in the highest circles, and was personally acquainted with Varina Davis, wife of the president of the Confederacy. Mary Boykin Chesnut was all that and more: She brought the war to life as did no other of the time. For her writings and her insight at the most critical time in the history of the United States, she is a heroine of the Confederacy. She was born to Southern aristocracy: Her father was Stephen Decatur Miller, a lawyer and later governor of South Carolina...
  • Washington Post Leaks More National Security Secrets

    01/30/2006 12:48:38 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 39 replies · 2,961+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 30, 2006 | N/A
    Tired of seeing the New York Times getting all the headlines with their treason, the Washington Post has decided to join in the fun of betraying its country's most vital national secrets.This self-styled military expert, William Arkin, must surely be aware it is a gross and illegal violation of national security to release code names. (Ask Kissinger about "Umbra.") Of course that didn't stop him from writing a book that does just that a year ago, either.In fact, Mr. Arkin considers himself more of an activist than a journalist. (Not that there is any discernible difference in our one party...
  • Ten Congress Members Call For Boykins' Removal They Were Appalled By His Mention Of God

    09/04/2004 6:12:51 PM PDT · by hope · 46 replies · 2,091+ views
    Omega Letter Christian Intelligence Digest Ten Congress Members Call For Boykins' Removal They Were Appalled By His Mention Of GodCommentary on the NewsSaturday, September 04, 2004OL StaffTen members of Congress wrote a letter to President Bush stating that Lt. Gen. William Boykin should be dismissed as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. In case you don't remember, Boykin is the man in charge of hunting for Osama and was caught speaking to a church while in uniform. The letter states that Boykin has offended Muslims and he lacks objectivity. They seem to be overlooking the fact that it...
  • U.S. Acts Against General Who Saw a 'Christian' War

    10/26/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 821+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/04 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has taken action against Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who embarrassed the Bush administration by giving speeches in which he described the war on terrorism as a Christian battle against Satan. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody declined to give any details of the action taken in response to Boykin's remarks, which violated Pentagon (news - web sites) rules, but said it was not "significant." "I took the appropriate action based on the recommendations of the Inspector General," Cody told Reuters while attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army....
  • Gen. says he didn't mean to malign Islam (Boykin)

    09/16/2004 5:02:25 AM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Gen. says he didn't mean to malign Islam WASHINGTON -- The three-star U.S. general who made church speeches casting the war on terrorism in religious terms said Wednesday he did not mean to denigrate Islam. "I'm not anti-Islam, I'm not anti-Allah," Lt. Gen. William Boykin said in an interview broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes." Boykin, a senior intelligence official, stirred controversy with speeches he made at evangelical Christian churches. He said that America's enemy was Satan, that God had put President Bush in the White House and that one Muslim Somali warlord was an idol-worshipper. A Pentagon investigation concluded last...
  • 11 Members of Congress Sign 'Fire Boykin' Letter (CAIR deals with the real issues)

    09/06/2004 10:16:02 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 53 replies · 1,680+ views
    C A I R ^ | 9/2/04 | CAIR
    On September 2, eleven members of Congress, led by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), submitted an official 'Dear Colleague' letter to President Bush calling on the dismissal and firing of Lt. Gen. William Boykin as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence for his anti-Muslim remarks made while in official military uniform. The letter reads, in part: "One such step…is for you to dismiss Lt. Gen. William Boykin as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. We were appalled when we learned of the comments General Boykin had made invoking religion in an inflammatory and inappropriate way while in uniform. Many of...
  • Congress Members Seek Officer's Dismissal

    09/02/2004 3:09:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/04 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - A group of congressional Democrats is asking President Bush (news - web sites) to dismiss a senior military intelligence officer who made church speeches that included inflammatory religious remarks while discussing the war on terrorism. In a letter to Bush released Thursday, Rep. Barney Frank (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., and 10 others said action in the matter of Lt. Gen. William Boykin is long overdue, and he must be removed from his post as deputy undersecretary for defense. A Pentagon (news - web sites) investigation concluded that Boykin violated regulations by failing to make clear he was...
  • U.S. General Violated Rules with 'Satan' Speeches

    08/19/2004 9:58:00 AM PDT · by formercalifornian · 11 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 18, 2004 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general violated Pentagon rules by failing to properly clear speeches in which he described the war on terror as a Christian battle against Satan and should be punished, according to an inspector general's report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Department of Defense's watchdog agency said Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a top-ranking intelligence officer, used official data in some of the 23 religious-oriented speeches he gave after January 2002 which should have been cleared. Boykin touched off a firestorm last October after giving speeches while in uniform in which he referred to the war...
  • Brian Haig: Gen. Boykin Is a Hero, Not a Villain

    11/14/2003 2:29:42 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 21 replies · 350+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/03 | Brian Eberhart
    Retired Army lieutenant colonel, popular author of “Private Sector” and news commentator Brian Haig tells NewsMax that the pillorying and investigation of beleaguered Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin is “a waste of time” as well as a tragic fate for one of the country’s greatest living warriors. Several Islamic and other groups criticized Boykin, the deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, last month when reports surfaced of comments he made during speeches at evangelical Christian churches. Among other things, Boykin said the enemy in the war on terrorism was Satan and that God had put President Bush in the White...
  • Christian soldier marches against the reigning ranks

    11/06/2003 7:06:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 201+ views
    Nashville City ^ | 11/6/03 | Bill Press
    Many readers complain that I never find one good thing to say about President George W. Bush. Well, this is your lucky day. I agree with President Bush in his double denunciation of remarks made by Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin. “He doesn’t reflect my point of view or the point of view of this administration,” the president told reporters in the Rose Garden, having earlier dumped on Boykin during his visit to Malaysia. Boykin’s supporters immediately accused the president of turning his back on an American hero and a true Christian warrior. But they are wrong. A 30-year veteran, Boykin...
  • Thank God for General Boykin

    10/22/2003 7:03:00 AM PDT · by veronica · 56 replies · 1,147+ views
    Creators Syndicate/ ^ | 10-22-03 | Tony Blankley
    The latest proposed victim in our struggle against terrorism is Army Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin, recently named Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. His mission is to reinvigorate the search for bin Laden, Mullah Omar and other leaders of global terrorism. By training and experience he is marvelously prepared for his new duties -- having risen from a Delta Force commando to top-secret Joint Special Operations Command, through the CIA, to command of the Army's Special Forces. For a quarter century he has been fighting terror with his bare hands, his fine mind and his faith-shaped soul. It...
  • Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers

    11/03/2003 1:27:31 PM PST · by Agitate · 73 replies · 1,495+ views
    The John Conyers Website ^ | 11/3/2003 | agitate
    Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers Please write your congressional representative about Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). Click here for the link. The language concerning “religiously intolerant remarks” amounts to censorship of Christian, as well as other beliefs. The resolution is a knee-jerk reaction to Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin’s exercise of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion in his own church. Proposing such a bill is the worst kid of appeasement to a group that is aggressively intolerant to non-Muslims around the...
  • Boykin vs. Beelzebub -

    11/02/2003 10:30:32 AM PST · by UnklGene · 3 replies · 122+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 30, 2003
    Thursday, October 30, 2003 Boykin vs. Beelzebub John W. Whitehead: Should we not give the Devil his due? “The enemy that has come against our nation is a spiritual enemy. His name is Satan.”—Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, U.S. Army These words, along with others recently spoken by Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, have caused a media tremor by those who believe his remarks to be overtly religious and, thus, highly inappropriate. It is possible that much of what he said may be construed as inappropriate because of his position in the military. However, in this chaotic world filled with...
  • Military's political correctness is no way to win a war

    11/01/2003 2:03:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | November 1, 2003
    Is Bill Clinton still president? Consider the following: - A US army officer saves the lives of his men by forcing an Iraqi terrorist to talk before the Americans are ambushed and murdered. The US Army files a criminal assault charge against him. - One of the nation's most senior special operations generals, a Christian soldier if there ever was one, is under official investigation because he went to church in uniform and expressed his religious views. - A Muslim Brotherhood operative and al Qaeda funder established the military's Muslim chaplains corps. His group and Saudi-funded entities vet and train...
  • Boykin and the war for Muslim outreach

    11/01/2003 2:01:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 176+ views ^ | October 27, 2003 | Diana West
    Confused over the Lt. Gen. William Boykin furor? There may come a time when the future's historians explain the controversy this way: "The 'war on terror,' later rechristened -- sorry, renamed -- the 'war for Muslim outreach,' began on Sept. 16, 2001, the day President George W. Bush carelessly spoke of a 'crusade.' His remark was heard neither as an echo of Dwight D. Eisenhower's World War II book 'Crusade in Europe,' nor as a sober pledge to avenge thousands of American dead still smoldering at Ground Zero -- victims, as Muslims on the outer reaches would reveal, of a...