Flashback: Remember when Secy of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress about the Benghazi Terrorist Attack on the American Consulate and said, “What difference at this point does it make?” Regarding the murders of Christopher Stevens and three other American Heroes.
(Weekly Standard) The Obama Administration Orders that the barricade, fencing off the public sidewalk surrounding the open air WW II Memorial now be wired shut to prevent the ‘Greatest Generation’ Seniors from making future visits.
(FOX News) A new wave of Veterans today, were forced to remove barricades at the WW II Memorial to gain access during the federal government ‘slimdown’ a spokesperson from Sen Jerry Moran (R-KS) told FOX News today.
The ‘Greatest Generation’ WW II Vets from Ohio, Kansas and Missouri arrived at the memorial, one day after another group of Vets, relied on assistance of Republican lawmakers to move the barricades to allow access. Park Police did not interfere with either group of Veterans from entering.
Republican Natl Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced today that the RNC is prepared to pay the costs to keep the WW II Memorial open for the next 30 days.
The Obama Administration has not accepted the offer from the RNC, “The administration has decided that they want to make this government shutdown as painful as possible, including depriving our veterans the chance to visit the landmark. That’s not right, we all now that’s not fair,” said Priebus.
Flashback: Remember when obstinate President Obama canceled White House tours, even after FOX News Eric Bolling offered to personally pay for one weeks worth of White House tours from his own pocket–the Obama Administration rejected that offer.
Why is it that tourists can’t visit our national memorials by self guided tours instead of having some federal bureaucrat escort them?
(FOX Sports) Where is the moral outrage of President Obama or race hustlers Al Sharpton and the Rev Jesse Jackson into the cold blooded senseless murders of Australian Christopher Lane, attending East Central Univ in Ada, Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship or 88 year old WW II Vet Delbert Benton beaten to death by two black teen thugs Wednesday evening in Spokane, Washington.
Before Delbert Benton’s death, he was one of just 1.7 million WW II American Heroes living but that number is dwindling fast.
(Real Clear Politics) White House Press Secy Jay Carney asked by Mark Knoller of CBS News if he could identify which scandals President Obama believe are phony scandals.
Jay Carney: “I think we all remember a few weeks ago when Washington was consumed with a variety of issues…there was an effort underway to turn them into partisan scandals, I don’t think anybody here would doubt that and what we’ve seen as time has passed and more facts have become known–whether its the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the IRS–that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed.”
Army Recruiter Qiang Wang Speaks With Chinese Student Si-xing Zheng
Wei Wei Wants to Join Military–Pictured With Recruiter Qiang Wang
(World Journal/Zi Yuan Gao) The U.S. Military Accessions Vital to the Natl Interest (MAVNI) allows certain non-citizens who are legally present in the United States to join the military and immediately apply for U.S. Citizenship without first obtaining permanent residency status.
The MAVNI program is only available to legal aliens possessing critical skills–physicians, nurses and those proficient in certain languages with associated cultural backgrounds.
Non-citizens have served proudly in the military since the Revolutionary War–the ‘Lodge Act of 1950′ permitted non-citizen Eastern Europeans to enlist between 1950-1959
Today about 24,000 non-citizens are serving on active duty and about 5,000 legal permanent residents enlist in the Armed Forces annually. Today’s service members are eligible for expedited citizenship pursuant to a July, 2000 Executive Order and the military services have worked closely with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to streamline citizenship processing for service members.
Since 9/11 over 78,000 American Heroes have attained their citizenship while serving our country.
More here on MAVNI Program –Dept of Defense