Obama Just Went After Republicans With A Claim Even Michelle May Be Second Guessing…

Barack Obama has repeatedly sought to differentiate himself from Republicans by arguing that he is more diplomatic and less prone to using the US military in conflicts around the world.

Obama claimed in a video of him speaking on September 10th to a small group of veterans and Gold Star mothers of slain US military personnel:

Right now, if I was taking the advice of some of the members of Congress who holler all the time, we’d be in, like, seven wars right now.

Obama went on: “I’m not exaggerating. I’ve been counting. We’d be in military actions in seven places around the world.”

Obama spoke to the veterans and mothers in the Roosevelt Room; the video was since shared by the White House via social media.

National Security spokesman Ned Price told Yahoo! News: “The point is that some of our critics think massive ground forces are the answer to any security challenge anywhere in the world for undefined ends. Our response has been to deploy boots on the ground for discrete missions when necessary for pre-defined and narrow purposes.”

The spokesman also said that American forces have already been involved in seven locations around the world during Obama’s term in office, including Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.

Is Obama right? Would the US really be involved in seven wars around the globe if he had chosen to listen to some of his Republican critics?

Watch: Marine Hears About ISIS’ New Threat, Pulls Car Over And Delivers PERFECT Response

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has a message for ISIS after regarding the group’s purported claim to have “trained soldiers” in 15 states waiting to be activated: bring it, if they are foolish enough to do so.

Meyer responded to ISIS in a video, which he posted to his Facebook page, which has gone viral, garnering nearly a million views in a little over 24 hours.

“Well I have a warning to you ISIS, we have trained soldiers in all 50 states that are ‘trained,’ they’re armed,” Meyer says. “We have also disgruntled veterans in all 50 states that are armed and trained.”

He adds that U.S. soldiers have been “kicking your ass for the last 14 years on your own turf and have been waiting for the opportunity for you to come over and try to bring your beliefs to the greatest country on the face of the earth.”

Beyond just veterans, “around 90 percent of Americans own weapons,” the former Marine points out, and he believes that “95 percent of Americans…would stand up for this country and would fight for it with every moral fiber of their being.”

He also notes that: “There are over 270 million guns in America. That is why we live in the greatest country on the face of the planet. Do you understand that? And it’s not going to change any time soon,” regardless of ISIS’s “Islamic, radical, bulls–t beliefs.”

Meyer, 27, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in fighting in Afghanistan in 2009. He is the second-youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, according to the Washington Times.

h/t: The Political Insider

Watch: ARMED Air Force Vet Who Was On Umpqua Campus Reveals What Stopped Him From Helping

An Air Force veteran, with a conceal carry license, was told to stand down when he offered to help during Thursday’s Oregon campus shooting.

John Parker, 36, was at the veterans center at Umpqua Community College when he heard about the shooting, which was happening 200 yards from his location.

He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night: “There were a few people in the vet center and then when we heard the shooting happened, we got up and we were gonna go out and see what we could do.” He added: “Immediately the school staff stopped us and told us to get inside of the building…essentially the staff wouldn’t let us go to assist.”

Law enforcement later swept through the campus buildings and discovered that Parker had a gun. “I told the officer about the gun on my hip,” Parker told the Huffington Post. “He searched me, took the gun, escorted me back to my car and gave me my gun back and told me to have a nice day.”

Ten people were killed, including the shooter, and nine others were wounded in Thursday’s campus shooting.

The gunman wore body armor and had three handguns and an assault weapon, as well as a significant amount of ammunition.

CNN reports that one of the wounded, Anastasia Boylan, told her father:

The gunman, while reloading his handgun, ordered the students to stand up if they were Christians…

“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second”…

“And then he shot and killed them.”

A vigil was held last night in Roseburg, Oregon, where UCC is located. Those students and others gathered sang Amazing Grace, and Taps was played in memory of the victims.

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Brave Army Vet Shouted 4 Words At Oregon College Shooter And Made An Heroic Action

An Army veteran, who is also a student at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, is being hailed as a hero for his actions on Thursday during the campus shooting, which killed 10 people (including the shooter) and wounded nine others.  

Chris Mintz, 30, bravely blocked a classroom door at the community college and took multiple shots before the gunman was able to force his way into the room.

Mintz is a North Carolina native, who is studying to be a fitness trainer at UCC. The former solider, after being hit three times, lay wounded and he plead with the shooter, identified as Christopher Harper Mercer, to stop the attack, telling him: “It’s my son’s birthday…It’s my son’s birthday.” The gunman did not relent and shot Mintz four more times.

The 10-year Army veteran had just marked the 7th anniversary of the death of Army Capt. Richard Gordon, Jr. in Afghanistan with a photo on Facebook on Sept. 28. “‘To the limit.’ Sir, you are not forgotten,” he wrote. On Thursday, he posted: “Happy Birthday Tyrick” to celebrate his son’s sixth birthday, and then headed to class at UCC. 

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Wanda Mintz, Chris’ cousin told the Daily Beast: “He could have very easily died,” she said. “I really think that if he wasn’t such a strong, young guy, he may have died.”

Another cousin, Derek Bourgeois, was amazed that Chris could go through a combat deployment overseas without serious injury and come so close to death in a small town in Oregon; however, he was not surprised by the former soldier’s response: “It sounds like something he would do.”

Chis was hit in the abdomen, upper back, left hand, and once in each leg. The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that both the veteran’s legs are broken, but no vital organs were hit. He is expected to recover.

A nurse, who was in the classroom with Chris, first tried to save a mortally wounded person’s life by administering CPR. She then held Chris’ hand and prayed with him, while he kept saying it was his son’s birthday.

“His vital signs are OK. He’s going to have to learn to walk again,” cousin Ariana Earnhardt told Q13Fox, “but he walked away with his life and that’s more than so many other people did.”

h/t: Fox News

BREAKING: Iran Deploying Troops In Syria Major Ground Offensive To Save Assad Expected

Israeli Media reported on Thursday evening that Iran is deploying ground forces in Syria and will soon start a ground offensive under Russian supervision.

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, unspecified Lebanese sources reported to Reuters.

Iranian troops, together with Hezbollah forces, are preparing to launch a major ground offensive to drive Sunni Islamist rebels out of the Idlib Province and the Hama countryside, Oded Granot the Middle East, Expert of TV Channel One in Israel reported. Earlier this month an Israeli Defense official told Ha’aretz that Iranian troops arrived to help Hezbollah restore control over the Zabadani region close to the Lebanese border.

The offensive is meant to restore full control over the area to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Granot said. He added that the whole operation will be overseen by the Russian command in Syria and that Russia will provide air support.

“The vanguard of Iranian ground forces began arriving in Syria: soldiers and officers specifically to participate in this battle. They are not advisors…we mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more,” one of the Lebanese sources told Reuters. Iraqis were said to take part in the operation as well, the source said.

The beleaguered Idlib province is in the north bordering on Turkey. Islamist forces of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Sunni groups had made significant gains in Idlib recently and were able to drive Assad’s army out of the last stretch of the Turkish border that was still under regime control.

As Western Journalism reported earlier this week Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah and Russia have formed a new coalition that aims to consolidate Assad’s rule over strategically important areas in western Syria.

Russia began an air campaign in Syria on Wednesday and is still building up its forces in the country. All of the Russian air strikes were aimed at forces that battle the Assad regime.