Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Updated: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today delivered the following opening statement at the SASC full committee hearing entitled: “Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Programs”.
As prepared for delivery:
Events across the Middle East, Africa, and most recently in Ukraine have brought into sharp focus a reality that President Obama seems unwilling to accept: the tide of war is not receding. Instead, U.S. national security is being challenged in ways that I haven’t seen in all of my years serving in Washington.
Oilers Ben Gordon
The late-season surge of wins in February and March have resulted in three league awards conferred on three Tulsa Oilers players. Ben Gordon and Shane Madolora were awarded the league’s first and second star awards for February and Adam Pleskach was named February’s Central Hockey League Rookie of the Month.
In the league’s three star race, players are awarded five points for being a game’s first star, three points for being named the second star and a single point for being named the third star of the game. Gordon, who scored a hat trick twice in February, dented the twine 14 times altogether and has a continuing points streak that has reached seven games as of this writing. In addition to that he has score points in eight of the 10 games Tulsa played last month.
President Barack Obama is a “low-IQ US president,” whose threat to launch a military offensive should nuclear talks fail is an oft-cited punchline in the Islamic Republic, particularly among children, an Iranian general said on Tuesday.
“The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency and reported further by The Times of Israel.
The state Senate today approved a plan to complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM) without undertaking further state bond debt.
Senate Bill 1651 will fund completion of the project using $40 million in one-time monies from the state’s Unclaimed Property Fund, which will be matched by $40 million in private donations. The proposal enables the project to be completed without accepting any federal debt financing, and eliminates the state agency structure of AICCM, removing its annual cost from the state budget.
Video Update: The best book to understand the KBG controlled Russian government’s attitude and the new shooting war with the people of Ukraine is Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak. In short, war has begun and the West has been “punked” or “made fools.” This book tells how.
Pacepa is a former spy chief – the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the west. His previous international best seller Red Horizons former-President Ronald Reagan called “my bible for dealing with dictators.” Pacepa lives under a protective identity in America and is credited by the CIA as the only person in the Western world to single-handedly demolish an entire enemy espionage service – the one he once managed.
In an exclusive interview with the co-author of Disinformation, Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak, in Tulsa last year, Rychlak discussed specifics as well the kind of push-back he has experienced – not the multiple death sentences Pacepa deals with, but the socially damning “raised eyebrow” of elitist academics for daring to write the truth.