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Monday, September 01, 2014

Will America
Snap Out Of It In Time?‏

By Victor Davis Hanson

A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened.

The madness of 2008
America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership.

For those who are “shocked” at the present meltdown, of a magnitude not seen since the annus horribilis of 1979, in their defense: Obama certainly did not campaign on a new health-care plan that would force Americans to give up the doctors they liked and their existing coverage, while raising premiums and deductibles, while giving exemptions for insiders and cronies, and while raising the deficit.

Nor did we hear on the campaign trail that Obama would push gay marriage, open borders, near-permanent zero interest rates, six consecutive $1 trillion deficits, and record food-stamp and Social Security disability payouts. He criticized Bush for relatively minor executive orders, suggesting that he would never rule by fiat — as he since has done in matters of Obamacare, immigration law, and environmental regulations. Remember the promise of ending the revolving door and stopping aides from cashing in — and then follow the post-administration careers of Obama’s closest advisers.

Obama promised to halve the deficit — not run up more red ink than almost all prior presidents combined. Indeed, he once as a senator voted against raising the debt limit and blasted Bush for borrowing from China. He once sermonized to us that the presidency is serious stuff, that it entails inordinate personal sacrifice and even a virtual absence of downtime and vacation — and then he became just the sort of president he was critiquing. But those deceptions were simply politics as usual, and it was logical for the hard leftist Barack Obama to try to appear to be a moderate, given that no Northern liberal had won the presidency in the half-century since John F. Kennedy.

The antidote to the great madness of 2008 would have been, instead of focusing on what Obama claimed or hedged, simply to recall what he had done before he ran for president and to notice what he did during the campaign. Had America done that, there would never have been a President Obama to surprise us now.

The racial animosity characterized by Obama’s editorializing about Skip Gates, Trayvon Martin, and, now, the Ferguson, Mo., hysteria, or his call to Latinos to “punish our enemies,” or the tenure of Eric Holder is simply a continuation of 2008’s “typical white person,” the clingers speech, Michelle Obama’s America as “just downright mean,” “They raise the bar,” and “For the first time . . . I’m really proud of my country” commentaries, and of Obama’s earlier boast that he never missed services at the Trinity Church of the hate-mongering and anti-Semitic Reverend Jeremiah Wright. If Obama had not proved to be a racial divider, we should have been surprised — given what we learned of his past in 2008. After all, it’s from Jeremiah Wright that Barack Obama got the title for his campaign brief, “The Audacity of Hope.”

We are now shocked at the current spate of alphabetic scandals — IRS, AP, NSA, VA. But why are we surprised, given that Obama never told the truth about his relationships with the old terrorist Bill Ayers and former PLO ad hoc spokesman Rashid Khalidi, or about the creepy land deal with the crook Tony Rezko? If the Obama White House demonized the Tea Party as tea-baggers, or compared the Republican House opposition to terrorists and arsonists, why should we be astonished, given how he was elected to the U.S. Senate? Quite mysteriously, his primary opponent, Blair Hull, and his general-election opponent, Jack Ryan, both of whom were favored to win, had their confidential divorce records leaked. Their campaigns subsequently imploded.

Obama has played fast and loose with ethical rules, from promoting crony capitalists to attending near-constant fundraisers among the pay-to-play 0.0001 percent. Again, why should we be surprised, given that he was the first presidential candidate who refused in a general election to accept federal campaign financing, with its accompanying rules curbing mega-fundraising? Obama was the largest recipient of Goldman Sachs donations in the company’s history, and raised more cash in 2008 and 2012 than any other presidential candidate in history.

We are terrified of the chaos that is spreading across the world: Egypt, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Putin’s Russia, and the Chinese–Japanese tensions. But was there any evidence in 2008 that rookie senator Obama had any foreign-policy experience or even knowledge of the world beyond Chicago, other than as a boy in Indonesia or a teen on a jaunt with buddies to Pakistan? We knew in 2008 that his opportunistic trashing of Guantánamo, renditions, tribunals, drones, and preventive detention was permitted only by the fact that the Bush–Cheney protocols he was criticizing had prevented another 9/11-like attack — and thus gave him the leeway of easy second-guessing. If we are now worried about Obama’s equivocation, there was plenty of evidence, as Hillary Clinton pointed out in 2008, that Obama as a state legislator had voted “Present” as a matter of habit.

Polarization? Partisanship? The National Journal warned us in 2008 that Obama was the most partisan of the 100 U.S. senators. Did we assume that he would revert to something that he never had been?

Critics are angry that Obama seems disengaged, or that as a man of the people he is inordinately obsessed with golf, a sport that the Left used to despise as a fixation of the rich in their lime-green pants and bright pink polo shirts. But again, can we point to any landmark legislation that Obama accomplished as a state legislator or U.S. senator? Was not Obama golfing during the 2008 campaign?

Then there is the matter of the presidential untruths. The problem is not just that Barack Obama says things that are untrue but that he lies about what Barack Obama has said. He brags that he set red lines, but then he says it was the U.N. had set red lines. He boasts of pulling out every U.S. soldier from Iraq but then alleges that President Bush, the Iraqis, or Maliki did that. He claims that ISIS are Jayvees but then claims they are serious. But his prevarication too is habitual and was known in 2008 when it was discovered that he had simply misled the nation about his relationships with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. He had no desire, in the transparent manner of John Kerry, Al Gore, John McCain, or George W. Bush, to release his medical records or college transcripts. If Americans find their president ill-informed, there was no record that he was informed in 2008. His gaffes were far more frequent than those of Sarah Palin, who knew there were 50 states.

Historians will look back at 2008 as a time when the country became more or less collectively unhinged. There was an accompanying perfect storm of sorts: He was the first serious African-American candidate, whom condescending liberals like Harry Reid and Joe Biden heralded for being clean, light-skinned, and without a black patois; he was running in an orphaned election without an incumbent vice president or president on the other side’s ticket, a situation not seen since 1952; we had an unpopular lame-duck president and the Iraq war; the sudden financial meltdown in September 2008 caused a then-behind Obama to immediately surge ahead; the McCain campaign was lackluster; and the media became an advocate of the Obama effort.

Pundits vied for superlatives. On little evidence, Christopher Buckley assured us that Obama possessed “a first-class temperament and a first-class intellect.” For some, proof of Obama’s godhead became almost physical — a “perfectly creased pant” for David Brooks, a tingling leg for Chris Matthews. For Evan Thomas he was a “sort of God”; for one blue-chip historian he was the smartest man with the highest IQ ever running for the presidency. And on and on, as huge crowds acted as if they were watching Paul McCartney on tour in 1966. After the election, there was real apprehension that the country might not make it for the two and a half months until an elected Obama could take power.

Given that there was no evidence from Obama’s legislative career to justify such superlatives, we can only assume that our intellectual elites got caught up in the faux Greek columns, the Obama tutorials for fainting crowds about proper first aid, the teleprompted emphatics of “Let me be perfectly clear” and “Make no mistake about it,” the Latinate motto “Vero possumus” on the faux presidential seal on his campaign podiums, the boast that Obama & Co. were “the ones we’ve been waiting for,” the messianic promise to cool the planet and lower the seas, the Lincoln self-comparisons, and the other embarrassing childish banalities.

Obama, it is true, ran a brilliant campaign in 2008, hinting to the Other that as a non-white he shared both their racial bona fides and their frustrations, hinting to white elites that his own unique heritage would end racial hostilities and thus allow them to square the circle of living largely separate elite lives and not having to feel guilty about it. He dropped his g’s and went into Southern cadences among African Americans, and then back again into wonkish academese to mainstream whites. It was well known that in impromptu talks he stuttered and stumbled with uh’s in deer-in-the-headlights fashion, and used the pronouns I, me, my, and mine ad nauseam, but such unease was ignored given his teleprompted eloquence and the considerable elite investment in his symbolism.

In sum, in 2008 Obama gave America more than enough evidence to doubt that he was ready for the presidency, but when a nation becomes unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change,” there is not much one can do — until the patient wakes up from his trance and in embarrassment asks, “What exactly was all that nuttiness in 2008 about?”

We will be fathoming that strange madness of 2008 for decades to come.

— NRO contributor Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institutionand the author, most recently, of The Savior Generals.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

YOU ARE OFFICER DARREN WILSON, FERGUSON P.D.

by Marshall Frank

Imagine this.

You are a 28 year-old man with a bright future in law enforcement. You’re on the job in a small city outside of St. Louis, patrolling a predominantly black community for the last six years. You have received commendations for outstanding work and never disciplined for anything. You’re soft spoken, friendly to everyone and referred to in the highest terms of respect and honor by everyone who knows you.

You’re on routine patrol one day. A call that goes out about a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store. As you’re nearing the scene, you spot two black males walking in the street, one of whom is quite large. You do your job and order them to get off the roadway.

They ignore your order. You stop the patrol car. You are not expecting what follows. As you’re exiting the patrol car, the large male suddenly comes at you with a powerful punch to the face delivered by a humongous fist. In a split second, your whole world turns upside down. The large fellow starts walking away. He has just committed a felony. You’re stunned, in pain, confused, shaking. But you have to do something.

You reach for your pistol and order him to stop. He doesn’t. Instead he comes back at you, challenging. He’s already punched you in the face. He’s unarmed, but the mere size of a young man, 6’4”, 300 pounds, is intimidating enough to realize you’re no match, physically. You are suddenly scared to death, fearful of being pummeled by this behemoth of an angry young man. As he nears, you panic and start pulling the trigger in his direction, two, three, maybe six shots, whatever it takes to stop him from maiming or killing you.

The young man collapses. You don’t know he’s only eighteen years old. You don’t know he’s just committed a felony at a convenience store. All you know is that you’re shaking inside, injured and emotionally wracked because you just did something you hoped you would never do in your entire life.

This had nothing to do with the young man being white, black or purple. You were just doing your job by ordering two boys off the dangerous streets, and from there, it mushroomed into an incident. You did everything the right way.

But that doesn’t matter now.

Fast forward nearly two weeks later. You have been villainized as a racist by everyone in local, state and federal governments. Angry citizens by the thousands are chanting for vengeance, declaring you as a hater of black people. The media is on a frenzy, stoking the flames of disorder as you flee to an undisclosed location because of threats to kill you.

You are a symbol of the criminal justice system, but you see something else unfurling before your eyes as you read newspapers and watch television from your hiding place. You always thought the system was about evenness and fairness, where justice is determined in a court room where evidence is presented challenged and evaluated before judgment is reached.

But that’s not happening for you. You’re different. You’re a white cop. The dead kid is black. You’re guilty.

You are astounded at the responses by prominent individuals who seem to have already tried and convicted you, reaching conclusions before knowing the array of evidence.

Governor Jay Nixon: “A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.”

Congressman Lacy Clay: “I have absolutely no confidence in the Ferguson Police or the County Prosecutor. I know we won’t get a fair shake.”

Captain Ron Johnson, Highway Patrol: “I wear this uniform and I should stand here and say ‘I’m sorry.’”

Al Sharpton: “Justice for Michael Brown and his family.”

Benjamin Crump, family attorney: “They tried it with Trayvon, now they’re trying it with Michael.”

Darrel Parks, Brown family spokesman: “The person who shot Michael should be on trial.”

Attorney General Eric Holder: “I understand the mistrust. I am Attorney General, but I am also a black man.”

You’re watching the purveyors of racial hatred signing petitions in a call for the removal of respected County Prosecutor from the case. Robert McCulloch has been elected four times in sixteen years by the predominantly black electorate with an impeccable record, including several successful prosecutions of police officers. But he’s not trusted because his father was killed by a black person fifty years ago.

You’re seeing the beginnings of a lynch mob, setting the ground for a vigorous hate-filled prosecution hell-bent on seeing you in prison, or else. And if you are not prosecuted and convicted, the communities will burn, just like they did in L.A. and Miami. Everyone is on edge.

And if you are not charged or fail to be convicted, the power of the federal government will step in by adding charges about violating civil rights. You’re going to prison, one way or another. Guilt or innocence is not an issue.

It’s all about revenge. You now realize you will pay the price for all those racist cops in America who abused black people over the last century.

You are sorry that you had to fire that weapon. You feel sorry for the family of Michael Brown. But no one is listening. You don’t matter. Everyone, from the top law enforcement officer of the nation to the street people, all declare the need for justice for Michael Brown. But justice doesn’t apply to you.

No national figures are coming to visit you. No celebrities, no whites, blacks or Asians. You are alone.

So you turn the channel to get your mind clear, and you see another issue stirring emotions from across the globe. An American journalist has had his head severed from his body by fanatics, though he is guilty of no crime.

Your heart skips a beat. You see what’s coming.

Welcome to America the beautiful

Friday, August 22, 2014

TIME TO STAND BEHIND THE POLICE

by Marshall Frank

I’m one former career police officer who is fed up with the likes of Al Sharpton and a sensation-hungry media rushing to judgment when a black person is shot and killed by a cop in a confrontation. It’s the same old script: Intimidation, threats, violence, looting, antagonism and racial divide.

And then the president and the attorney general weigh in on the federal level as though it’s a greater tragedy when a black person dies than a white person.

No cop enjoys shooting anyone. No cop anywhere decides to pull a trigger on another human being because they’re white, black or Asian. Not in this day and age. That’s a guarantee.

My thirty in law enforcement were in Miami-Dade, Florida. We had plenty of riots and disturbances. I watched from the inside out as hooligans seized opportunities to steal, rampage and do everything possible to egg on law enforcement into more confrontations. Once it starts, it becomes contagious. A few ignite the many. The outcry is always the same: Racism. And the media thrives. When the media thrives, it emboldens the rioters.

Race riots are scary. People get seriously injured and killed in horrible ways, as a few radical kids wait for the signal from a higher authority. They are criminals, not protesters.

Criticism of police for responding to the streets fully armed and protected is premature. The general public, nor the media, knows what threats are looming from behind the scenes. All that gear is for protection and prevention, because there are crazy people out there who seek excuses to kill cops.

Meanwhile, cops are men and women with families and private lives. They want these incidents like they want cancer. They hate the mere thought of shooting anyone. But sometimes it’s their job. Day in and day out, police officers put lives on the line to protect the very people who threaten, ambush, antagonize and hate them.

All the facts are not yet known about the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. An investigation is underway. But consider this: Cops work every day with a target on their backs, and they know it, their families know it. Training or no training, cops get scared too.

So let’s shift the focus a moment. At least 120 to 180 officers a year are killed in the line of duty. In 2014, the death toll is on track toward 130 dead officers. Half of those have been killed by gunfire. Most of those are killed because they are a cop. Why don’t we label that bigotry? Hate crime?

In July, in the one month prior to the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, four American police officers were shot to death. They all had families. Where’s the outcry? Why aren’t the friends, families and outraged citizens of those communities in the streets burning, demonstrating, looting and threatening?

July 30th. Officer Scott Patrick, age 47, Mendota Heights P.D., Minnesota. Shot in the head and killed by a fugitive during a routine traffic stop. He’s survived by a wife and two teenage daughters. Killed because he was a cop. The suspect was a white male.

July 13th. Detective Melvin Santiago, 23, Jersey City P.D., New Jersey. Ambushed when responding to a robbery call. Killed because he was a cop. Suspect is a black male who was killed on the scene. The suspect’s wife said that more cops should have been killed.

July 6th. Officer Jeffery Westerfield, 47, Gary Police Department, Indiana. Responded to a domestic disturbance call. He was ambushed, shot in his patrol car as he arrived. Killed on his 47th birthday, he leaves behind four daughters. Another loyal, America officer… killed for being a cop. Suspect was a black male.

July 5th. Officer Perry Renn, 51, Indianapolis P.D., Indiana. Answered a call about shots being fired in the area. Shot as he arrived. Officer Renn was also an U.S. Army veteran. Killed because he was a cop. Suspect was a black male.

Many more officers will die this year and future years, killed by criminals of all races. But who’s paying attention? Who out there understands what it is like to be in the shoes of a police officer, especially when suddenly trapped in a life/death situation? Perhaps it’s the police who should start demonstrating.

Consider me in. Down with Al Sharpton and the racist pundits who seize every opportunity to cash in on seething bigotry against the bravest and most dedicated protectors of our society.

Why aren’t the likes of Al Sharpton, and the president doing something meaningful, like visiting the ghettos outside Chicago, L.A., Ferguson and other neighborhoods of violence where black kids are dying by the dozens at the hands of other black kids every day, every week and every month? What have they done to stem this terrible tide? I ask them, what difference have you made in the outrageous level of unemployment among young black males? What difference have you made in the pathetic rate of unmarried mothers and missing fathers, breeding more kids into the gangster world? What difference have you made in these and other horrific conditions that black youth live within?

Here’s the answer! Nothing! You’ve made no difference.

So leave the cops alone. They’re job is hard enough without racist rabble-rousers like you stoking the fires of violence.

Three cheers to law enforcement. May we all stand behind them.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

DESTROY ISIS IN IRAQ

by Marshall Frank

DESTROY ISIS IN IRAQ: THE TIME IS NOW

Radical Islam is a global threat; it is not just a middle-east quandary. Since writing my book “Militant Islam in America” in 2007, and starting this blog in 2008, I have buried my head in research and knowledge, so I could impart the truth concerning the clear and present threat to the western world. Scores of my articles have provided documentation of this impending danger. Now emboldened, these barbarians will not stop at Iraq, or the Kurds, or Syria and Lebanon. And they certainly will not stop at Israel. If ever there was a time to intercede, it is now.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has frequently warned that if Israel falls, the next step for radical Islamists is the western civilization. This is no empty threat, it is a part of their manifesto which is recorded into written documents, part of which states:

“The Ikhwan (brothers) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers (Muslims) so that it is eliminated and God’s religion (Allah) is made victorious over all other religions.”

That was signed off by the hierarchy of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1991.

The Islamist Jihadists are in the process of making their big move. So far, they are successful. While they invade and conquer Northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel is being shelled from the Gaza strip by Hamas, who knows they will suffer immense civilization casualties. But they don’t care because Allah’s will is a higher priority in their mind, which is to destroy Israel.

The ISIS forces are menacing Kurds and moderate Muslims in Iraq, threatening to murder all infidels. They have now seized control of the Mosel Dam which is vital for electrical power to over a half million people.

The president is authorizing humanitarian aid to the displaced Kurds and other victims, permitting targeted strikes in order to achieve that mission. But, it’s not enough.

I have a good friend who lived and worked in the journalistic field for three decades in the middle east, knows the languages, knows the cultures and is proud to call many Muslims her friend. While she is an intellectual liberal and past supporter of Barack Obama, she is also a pragmatist who has issued dire warnings about the Muslim Brotherhood in the past, and voices her opinions in a recent communique to me. These are her words:

”I am absolutely crazy about what is going on up in northern Iraq. We absolutely must arm the peshmerga so they will be able to take on those fanatics that have declared a caliphate and are killing everyone in sight.

”How well I remember the Yazidis, walking the streets of Erbil, Sinjar, the whole lot–an unassuming, peaceful people who never looked to impinge on anyone. I wrote to Obama saying that this whole situation with ISIS is a clear and present danger for us. There are Americans, blast their souls, who are fighting alongside these fanatics. Yazidis are totally misunderstood because their religion is full of dark mysteries and secrets and they have always been discriminated against–but a genocide was not in place under Saddam Hussein and they have existed for centuries in what is now Iraq. ISIS has supposedly surrounded Mount Sinjar.

”Send in planes and bomb the hell out of the perimeter. Send in drones and pick out Al Baghdadi who has threatened America in the past and said he would be in NYC flying his black flag. If these lunatics blast the dam, the whole country will be paralyzed. We are whistling “Dixie” if we think they will sit down and talk things out. People who decapitate other people (Syrian soldiers) and then appear on television, grinning, while they display these heads by holding them by their hair need to be taken away from civilized people and never appear again.

”I don’t want us to go to war but we have friends, and the Kurds have proven themselves to be friends, who will go to war to protect themselves and their families. Why are we hesitating to send what they need to do this?

She’s right. We better wake up.

Time to set politics aside. This president better do his job. There’s more to fighting an enemy who has sworn to kill us all, than sending boxes of food and water to the people who are facing certain death.

President Obama: Take real action, now!

Click here: Mosul Dam: Why Control of a Terrifying Dam in Iraq Is Life or Death for Half Million People – ABC News

Click here: Jihadists Rout Kurds in North and Seize Strategic Iraqi Dam – NYTimes.com

Click here: ISIS: ‘We Will Raise The Flag Of Allah In The White House’ | The Daily Caller

Friday, August 01, 2014

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

by Marshall Frank

“Open Doors” is an organization which tracks Christian persecution on a global scale. They list the top fifty nations who are most notorious for anti-Christian activities and/or sentiments:

INDEX OF COUNTRIES IN WHICH IT IS MOST DIFFICULT TO BE A CHRISTIAN

2014 WORLD WATCH LIST: COUNTRY PROFILES

North Korea
Somalia
Syria
Iraq
Afghanistan
Saudi Arabia
Maldives
Pakistan
Iran
Yemen
Sudan
Eritrea
Libya
Nigeria
Uzbekistan
Central African Republic
Ethiopia
Vietnam
Qatar
Turkmenistan
Laos
Egypt
Burma/Myanmar
Brunei
Colombia
Jordan
Oman
India
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Bhutan
Algeria
Mali
Palestinian Territories
United Arab Emirates
Mauritania
China
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Bahrain
Comoros
Kenya
Morocco
Tajikistan
Djibouti
Indonesia
Bangladesh
Tanzania
Niger


Muslim majority countries dominate in eighteen of the top twenty that persecute Christians. (38 of the top 50) That’s seriously counter to the public comments Barack Obama has imparted about the subject:

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” (really? public beheadings, hangings, mass murder and church burnings is tolerance?)

“…the Islamic faith which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world – including my own country.” (Hmm, what country is that?)

“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism, it is an important problem in promoting peace.” (???)

“Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” (huh?)

Who is he trying to snow? More curiously, what is the purpose of extolling such distortions?

There are many more examples of comments (see link below), but these four serve the purpose in exposing, not only the idiocy and the untruths, but the sheer audacity in attempting to sway the mindset of people from fact to falsehoods, all in the interest of loving Islam. This…from our alleged “Christian” president.

Meanwhile, our “Christian” president remains mute about the atrocities toward Christians at the behest of Islam around the world. For openers:

As this is written, the new Iraqi caliphate which recently terrorized and conquered the northern part of that country, has issued a fatwa to the existing Christians in and near Mosel; Convert, Pay a Special Tax, leave Iraq now or be prepared to die. That, by the way, is consistent with Quranic verses 9.5, 5.51 and 2.191.

Since Iraq has been “liberated” by American military operations, Christianity has been on the run. (Saddam Hussein protected Christians). Between 2003 and 2011, more than 60 churches have been targeted for bombings, thousands of Christians were murdered or displaced.

In Mali, a Christian leader is beheaded as hundreds flee. Systematic killings and displacements of Christians have become commonplace.

Nigeria: More than a thousand Christians were killed in 2012 for nothing other than being Christian. Since January this year, at least four Christian churches have been burned.

Somalia: There are few Christians remaining in Somalia since the crackdowns over the last several years. Still, the few who remain are facing persecution and/or death. In March of this year, a mother and her cousin were beheaded in the center of town for all villagers to watch, to see what happens when Christians refuse to convert.

Afghanistan: Christians are warned to convert to Islam or be killed. Beheadings of Christians have taken place in public places to warn non-Muslims of their fate.

Saudi Arabia: Conversion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death. Christians who live and work in Saudi Arabia from foreign countries must conduct their worship within the confines of their house or in embassies. Carrying a Bible in public is illegal.

Egypt: During the Muslim Brotherhood uprisings of 2011-2012 (known as Arab Spring) Egypt lost nearly sixty churches to fires and desecrations while Christian Coptics ran for their lives, many of whom sought refuge outside the country. Bear in mind, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Morsi regime was supported by the Obama administration. Under President Mubarak, Christians had enjoyed full protections of the law. ((So did Jews)

We get the picture. The more that Muslims dominate in these nations, the less tolerance there is of any other religion. (Notice, there are no Jews allowed in the most extreme of these Islamic countries) Christians are under severe tyranny in these, and several other nations, while the world sits on their hands. The UN is impotent. And the leader of the free world, our president of the United States who says he’s a Christian, looks the other way. Not a peep.

Maybe he’s waiting to learn about it on the news. Maybe those fund raisers, golf games and vacations are just too important to pay heed to the world of INTOLERANCE by the religion that supposedly has such a great history of tolerance.

You don’t hear much about this in the news, so I thought it appropriate to provide the update. And by the way, I am not a Christian.


Click here: Barack Obama, in his own words, on Islam and Christianity

Click here: The Muslim Brotherhood’s War on Coptic Christians – The Daily Beast

Click here: Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide – World Watch List – Open Doors UK & Ireland

Click here: List of Islamic Terror Attacks on Christians

Click here: Decade of Violence Threatens To Uproot Iraq’s Christians – Al-Monitor:

Click here: Christians flee from Islamists in northern Mali – CBS News

Click here: Militants Turn Nigeria into Christian Killing Field – World – CBN News –

Click here: Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead Two Christians

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Friday, July 18, 2014

ISRAEL VS HAMAS:
A NO BRAINER

by Marshall Frank

When is enough ever enough?

For nine years, Israeli citizens have been living a life much like the Londoners of 1940, awaiting the next air raid sirens and then making a dash to the nearest bunker within 30 seconds to avoid being bombed to smithereens. Nearly ten thousand rockets and missiles have be fired by Hamas from the Gaza strip, and some from Hezbollah in the north, all for the purpose of indiscriminately killing any Jew; man, woman or child, that happens to be in its path. Meanwhile the United Nations and the rest of the world, including the United States, sits impotently mute.

A sovereign nation is blatantly attacked in acts of war, and no one says crap. Because the victims are Jews, it’s all right. Business as usual. Ho hum.

Hamas is not only a deadly terrorist organization, they are a government unified with Fatah, with allies throughout the middle-east throngs of Jew-haters. Our president openly calls for Israel to retreat its boundaries back to the 1967 lines, music to the ears of terrorists. The president makes no mention of the rockets being fired into Israel since Ariel Sharon did, in fact, do just that IN 2005 – retreat from Gaza to give the Palestinians the land as a gesture of good will and peace. And what was the reward? Rockets and missiles and maimed and dead Israelis.

President Obama calls for both sides to make peace, but they are just words to appease critics. In fact, the president is never heard condemning Hamas for their murderous assault on our ally over the last nine years.

Israel has no interest in conquest of other lands, nor do they wish to annihilate any people, anywhere. They only wish to live in peace, but constantly must defend themselves. Constantly!

Now, the Israelis have had enough. World opinion be damned, they have taken the offense to finally put an end to the madness, to protect their people. Israel sends advance messages to Gaza residents forecasting their intent to fire missiles, giving fair warning to vacate the area to help save innocent life. Does Hamas send such warnings to the Israelis to save Jewish life? Israeli military is targeting missile launch sites, while Hamas situates their launchers in the middles of city streets and schools, using women and children as human shields. Of course, Gaza residents are going to be killed. It’s the intention of Hamas. And when that occurs, more cameras emerge to shoot videos than all the cameras at a Super Bowl game.

Not only does Hamas induce their own people into giving their lives to the cause, they use it as a propaganda tool, showing the world via media what those terrible Israelis are doing to poor innocent Gaza citizens. What’s even worse, is that the international media (including the U.S.) falls for it.

Stay tuned to CBS, NBC and Al Jazeera, and watch the unbelievable coverage, portraying Gaza as the victim of an “over reacting” Israel government. Easily, 90 percent of the news on those stations is pro-Palestinian. As though choreographed by Hamas, you will see the Palestinian women and children weeping, bodies carried on stretchers through city streets, and angry Muslim men pumping fists as though Israel had no right to defend themselves. Clearly, Israel is the bad guy, Hamas is the good guy. And some people – whose brains are made of mush — get sucked into the propaganda.

Israel is aiming to destroy the hundreds of tunnels that facilitate the import of rockets and missiles, plus enable Hamas terrorists surreptitious entry into the towns and streets of Israel. Those weapons are compliments of Iran. The origins of Hamas is compliments of the Muslim Brotherhood – whose agents have infiltrated our own government.

What should we do about it? Well, if we had a president with the chutzpah of Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy and Reagan, he would not merely be calling for peace, which is like yodeling alone from the top of the Alps. He’d get the attention of the radical Islamists and the United Nations. Yes, the U.S. has an extreme vital interest in this conflict, because when and if Israel falls, the embolded radicals will be coming after the west. And they don’t let up. ”First Saturday, then Sunday.” That’s been a standing promise. Here’s what we should consider:

Threaten to enter the war with American sea and air military might, if and when Israel asks for assistance in defense.
Take out Iranian munitions factories with drones and/or other air power
Put a stop to all foreign aid from America that is directed toward radical Islamic powers, including Hamas/Palestinians.
Call upon all our strongest international allies to openly condemn Hamas/Hezbollah and Iran for their roles in stirring war and mayhem against Israel.
Call upon the cowardly U.N. to act as a true peace-keeping force. Do something other than cower to the Arab bloc of 57 nations.
Our shameful news agencies should be doing the same. Peace-loving nations owe an enormous debt of gratitude for the contributions that a peaceful Israel has provided the entire planet. Meanwhile, radical Muslims have provided little other than reasons to bury innocent people and install trillions of dollars worth of security systems into aircrafts and airports throughout the entire globe.

Eighty-nine people were killed last week in another suicide bombing in Afghanistan. For what?

Oh yes…the Russians and the Ukraine? That’s another story

And the president says the world is a more tranquil place.

Dennis Prager sums it up better than anyone in this short video:


Click here: The Middle East Problem – Prager University

Another good summary of the current crisis:

Click here: 11 crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis – Vox

Great article by Krauthammer:

Click here: Moral clarity in Gaza – The Washington Post

Click here: Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

U.S GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS TERROR

by Marshall Frank

There’s something wrong here.

We denounce Hamas as a terror organization, then give them a half-billion dollars a year in foreign aid. That’s right…according to Wikipedia, $457 million was provided to Hamas/Fatah in 2012, while they were firing missiles on top of missiles – by the thousands – into Israeli cities and neighborhoods for no other purpose than to kill Jewish men, women and children. They’ve been attacking Israel for years with thousands of deadly rockets. According to current information, the foreign aid to Hamas will be about the same in 2014. There’s no other way to describe it: The U.S. supports terror. We provide a terrorist state millions of our tax dollars!

Where is the outcry?

That aid ostensibly goes for humanitarian purposes. Nice concept. However, we all know that terror-supporting groups are not known for honesty. Once in their hands, funds can be appropriated however they see fit. Have no doubts, most of that food money is being converted into rocket shells. The bottom line is this: Hamas/Fatah never has and never will accept the right for Israel to exist. They have never backed away from their goal to see the utter destruction of Israel. No amount of peace talks will change that. Therefore, we must adopt a different attitude and new strategy…one that works.

To start with:

1. America must come first. We have our crises, including people who are starving in American cities, and other humongous budget problems, yet we send our tax dollars to terrorists?

2. We must stop squandering foreign aid to societies that practice gross violations of human rights, which includes enslaving, killing and torturing people because of their religion, politics, sexual orientation or gender.

3. We must stop sending foreign aid to any nation that engages in terror or supports terror in any form.

According to Wikipedia, nine of the top twelve nations receiving foreign aid from the United States taxpayers are Islamic majority countries. Here’s the list:

a. Afghanistan $12.8 billion

b. Israel 3.1 billion

c. Iraq 1.9 billion

d. Egypt 1.4 billion

e. Pakistan 1.2 billion

f. Jordan 1.1 billion

g. Ethiopia 870 million

h. Kenya 750 million

i Colombia 644 million

j. Haiti 510 million

g. West Bank/Gaza 457 million

h. Sudan 444 million

Believe it or not, Russia is 13th on the list, followed by Somalia.

Radical Islamists are responsible for ALL of the airline/airport security costs currently in force around the entire globe. Radical Islam is the core problem with 98 percent of terror in the world.

Radical Islamists are responsible for 9/11 and countless other acts of terror against the United States and many of our allies, particularly since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Radical Islamists are responsible, not only for acts of terror, but for giving aid and comfort to terrorists in the form of housing, money, weapons and propaganda, around the world.

Among those aiding and abetting terror, are Gaza/West Bank, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan. And, there are questions about Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. Jordan and Egypt have honored their treaty with Israel.

If anyone endeavors to watch Al Jazeera television, 95 percent of the reporting about the Israeli/Hamas fighting is pathetically one-sided. They are unabashedly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and critical of Israel. The United States base for Al Jazeera was secured from Al Gore, who preferred selling to the Arab propaganda network rather than an American journalist, Glenn Beck. Yes, he’s very conservative, but he’s also American!

This is like sending aid to Germans, Japanese and Italians during WW II.

We just don’t get it.

Or…is there something we don’t know?


Click here: Bennett shows real rocket to Americans: “Imagine if hundreds of these hit your neighborhood” – YouTube

Click here: United States foreign aid – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Click here: Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fine G.O.P. CANDIDATES
FOR 2016



G.O.P. CANDIDATES FOR 2016

* MITT ROMNEY - Former Governor... with a very strong business history.

* RICK PERRY - Governor of Texas... with tough border security plans.

* MARCO RUBIO - Florida Senator - Eloquent - Has the Loyal Latino Vote!

* Lt. COL. ALLEN WEST - Great Military Background; An American Patriot.

* Dr. BEN CARSON - Soft-spoken, wise. Another fine, black g.o.p. candidate;
...has earned the respect from both democrat and republican voters.

After 8 years of Obama - Harry Reid - Nancy Pelosi - Eric Holder - Hillary Clinton
2016 might be a banner year for conservative, independent & tea-party folks.
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This Time, Choose Carefully.... or just stay at home and watch pro-sports! - reb

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Muslim Rape Culture
and Lara Logan


by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish

When Lara Logan traveled to Egypt to cover the Tahrir Square protests, she was unaware that she was going to be working in a country where sexual harassment rates of women and especially foreign women are so high as to be universal. In a politically correct profession, such truths are politically incorrect. And even now all of the coverage studiously avoids mentioning one dangerous word. Islam.


Muslim rape culture did not begin in Tahrir Square and it won't end there. Not when it actually began in the year 624 when Mohammed came up with an ingenious means of rewarding his followers. In addition to the trophies of war, he made it legal for them to capture and rape married women. Previously that would have been considered adultery. Now it was an incentive to become one of Islam's Holy Warriors. It doesn't take much to imagine how ugly and awful the camp of Mohammed's followers was for a woman. That's why the Burka was invented.

Muslim apologists insist that the Burka has something to do with female modesty. But the Koran spells out clearly the reason for it. "Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies that they may thus be distinguished and not molested." The Hijab was invented for similar reasons in 1970's Lebanon to mark out Shiite women so they wouldn't be molested by Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the Burka was closer to a cattle brand, separating women married to Muslim husbands, from slave women who were captured in war. The former were the property of their husbands and untouchable, the latter were fair game for everyone. To a Muslim, the Burka is a sign that says, 'only my husband may rape me' and the lack of a Burka means, 'everyone can rape me.'

When Australia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Hilaly justified a notorious series of gang rapes by comparing women to uncovered meat left out in the presence of a cat, he laid out the basis of Muslim rape culture. Women are always the guilty party, because they are women. If they refuse to defeminize themselves by putting on a Burka and becoming just another dark ghost haunting the streets of Cairo or Sydney with their lack of selfhood, then they are automatically guilty of their own rape.

In the West rape is a crime because it an assault on a human being. In Islam, it is only a crime because it is a sex act that takes place outside of marriage. In many Islamic countries, 'Zina' meaning adultery or immoral sexual conduct in general, is a charge that can be levied against both the rapist and his victim. Even in a case where Mohammed ordered the execution of a rapist, he first 'forgave' his victim for her part in it. To the extent that Islam criminalizes rape, it is as a property crime or a disruption of public order. And it imposes a high standard of proof that is unlikely to be met.

In Islam, women are objects, not subjects. Physically their entire bodies are considered 'Awrah', an Arabic word meaning 'nakedness', 'fault' or 'defect', terms that amply sum up the Islamic view of women. Even their voices are considered 'Awrah' meaning that even a fully covered up woman speaking is an immoral thing. A woman exists within Islam as an immoral object. And that gives Muslim men implicit permission to assault her, while holding her very nature accountable for tempting them to commit the act.

Islam does not consider rape to be a crime against a woman. It is a crime against their fathers and husbands. There is no crime involved in a husband raping his own wife. That is a ruling Muslim scholars continue to preach today. And the UK's Islam Channel was shut down for broadcasting that view. Under Islamic law, a husband is fully entitled to beat his wife if she refuses to service him until she finally consents. The woman has no control over her body. Only the men she belongs to do.

In a tribal society, rape is a crime against property and honor. To a father, his daughter's virginity is a valuable item that increases her market value. Marrying her off is way to build a relationship between two families. To a husband, his wife's chastity maintains the value of his property and insures that the offspring is his. To assault a woman is to commit a crime against the communal property of a family. But a woman herself has no rights over her body that any man is bound to respect. As Lara Logan discovered in Tahrir Square.

An unaccompanied woman is ownerless. A foreign woman is outside the protection of the tribal system which uses family vendettas to settle disputes. It's no wonder that the already stratospheric sexual harassment rates in Cairo climb to a universal value where foreign women are concerned.


The Burka placed responsibility on women to defeminize themselves and mark themselves as property. Centuries of Islamic jurisprudence put the burden of responsibility for any assault on a woman as the object that tempts men to sin. The circular reasoning of Islam says that if a man assaults a woman, it is because she tempted him. That femininity is inherently an object of temptation. The Burka and the Hijab began as a way of defeminizing women for their protection, but then became an indictment of women. Women were no longer being defeminized to protect them, but to protect men from them.

Why else do women have to be defeminized, their faces masked and their voices silenced, if there isn't some terrible mysterious force about femininity that causes men to act out? That is exactly what the first president of Iran claimed, when he said that, "Scientific research had shown that women's hair emitted rays that drove men insane." More recently an Iranian cleric explained that women who do not dress modestly corrupt men and cause earthquakes. The flight routes of Iranian planes had to be diverted from a stadium where women played soccer for fear that their hair rays might affect passengers in the planes above.

Behind this hair ray nonsense lurks an uglier notion, that women are unnatural creatures and that men are not responsible for their conduct around women. If a man rapes a woman, maybe her hair rays made him do it. If they can cause earthquakes, why not. Western legal culture says that men have more control over a situation with a woman. Islamic jurisprudence creates reasons why women do to exonerate their rapists.

How do you sell the notion of equal rights to people who view women as dangerous objects that have to be kept under lock and key?

Under Islam a woman can't say 'no' except passively by defeminizing herself. By remaining in Purdah at home or taking a mobile purdah along by covering up her entire body and face in a Burka, never meeting a man's eye or speaking to him. And even if she follows all those rules and is still assaulted, then maybe those hair rays can punch through stifling black cloth after all. There's no way for a woman to be innocent, except by never being born. As an object, she is always guilty of luring men on. The levels of guilt may vary. If the levels are low enough, then she may be 'forgiven' for causing immorality and her rapist may face punishment. And her family may still kill her anyway to bury the shame that she represents for them along with her body.

Like all social rules, they don't apply equally. The daughter of a wealthy and westernized urban family will enjoy an immunity from them, that the daughter of a poor family in a village will not. The wealthy daughter will attend the London School of Economics, use Twitter and serve as an example that her country and Islam are really very liberated. The poor daughter will be a second wife to some bored fat merchant and be considered lucky if he doesn't beat her to death when she loses her looks.

Meanwhile the young men will roam the streets bored and frustrated. They will steal anything not nailed down, join protests and sexually harass women. When Western reporters poured into Cairo to report on a pro-democracy movement, they surrounded themselves with what they thought were pro-democracy protesters. What they were actually doing was walking into one of the largest overcrowded cities in the world, where gangs of protesters had smashed the police, and created an open state of anarchy. Muslim rape culture did the rest.

As far as her attackers were concerned, Lara Logan had no rights they were bound to respect. She wasn't the wife or daughter of anyone they knew. She wasn't even a Muslim. They had no bond of kinship with her. Which meant that just like the uncovered in Mohammed's camp, she didn't belong to anyone. And that meant she was fair game.

In Muslim rape culture, a woman cannot actively decline a man. She can only passively demonstrate that she is off limits by defeminizing herself. Lara Logan hadn't done that. But even if she had, it wouldn't have done much good. Previous gang assaults on women in Cairo a few years back had targeted even those covered from head to toe. To add fuel to the fire, came the chants of, "Yahood, Yahood." "Jew, Jew". Mohammed's ruling had made it legal to capture and rape Jewish women. The association may not have been directly made, but indirectly it was there. Lara Logan had been marked as a member of an enemy tribe.


The reasoning is awkward, but Islamic jurisprudence is the product of such awkwardness. It derives from the will of Mohammed whose only consistent principle was to do whatever he wanted. As a prophet he frequently made and broke his own laws, and then made new ones. Four witnesses are required for an act of sexual immorality, because at one point three witnesses accused Mohammed's own wife of such an act. Prior to that Mohammed had taken action based only on a single witness.

Mohammed modified the law to allow him to marry his son's wife and to shift the turns of his own wives. After Mohammed had received another urgent 'revelation' allowing him to do as he sexually pleased, his wife Aisha said, "O Allah's Apostle I do not see but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you." There you find the whole of Islamic jurisprudence. It was a code that existed only to please Mohammed's sexual impulses.

If Allah existed only to enable women to sexually service Mohammed-- what agency can women have in Islam?

Muslim rape culture springs from that same code. A code that exists to please and flatter the Muslim male and demean the female as an inferior specimen, whose body is filth, whose form is corruption and who can only be good to the extent that she becomes a non-person. Remaining quiet and out of sight. It begins with the inferiority of women, and ends with a paradise filled with eternal virgins who can never say no. What do women get, some ask. But it doesn't matter. It was never intended for them.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Pastors stand with CAIR

{ Open Letter: June 01, 2014 }

Dear Pastor Baker and Dr. Magruder,

When I learned that you will be speaking on behalf of the Council of American Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.), I realized that you were undoubtedly not aware that C.A.I.R. is a derivative of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, a designated terrorist organization known to the FBI. Their purpose is conquest of Western religions and cultures for the establishment of a global caliphate and implementation of Sharia, which is total control by fear, and includes slavery, floggings, amputations, stonings, female genital mutilation, forced marriages of prepubescent girls, beheadings, as well as severe enshrouding and subjugation of women.

Islam is responsible for the death of 270 million people over 14 centuries; the conversion of most of the Middle Eastern and African countries to Islam; the bombings of 9/11 that killed 3,000; more than 22,000 deadly jihad (holy war) attacks worldwide, incessant rocket fire on Israel, rampant rapes of European women, and the current rash of kidnappings, conversions, and sexual enslavement of the Nigerian school children. Whether they kill Christian school children in Chechnya or Nigeria, or bomb Israeli children on buses, the only differences are the Islamists’ attire and methods.


More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish
Inquisition combined.  

Much of the propagation of Islam is accomplished in large measure through religious dialogue, where these accomplished public relations strategists proselytize to their audience that all religions are alike, but that they are unfortunate victims of bias who need accusations of Islamophobia to control opinion and media reports. Be reminded that the Judeo-Christian God stands for peace and compassion, whereas the Islamic god demands, in 80% of the Koran, death of Jews, Christians, and all infidels.

When challenged about Sharia law, they’ve been known to claim it is no different than kosher slaughter, but Jews are more humane to animals for food than Muslims are to humans. Their absolute intolerance prohibits Jews and Christians from living peacefully in the Middle East, and prevents their entry to Mecca and Medina. Are you aware that the Christian population of Bethlehem has now been reduced from 80 to 15 percent (but that the Christian population is thriving in Israel)?

Gentlemen, please be perceptive that worldwide conflict exists where there are Muslims – the research may be done easily. And, if CAIR’s intentions were as innocent and honorable as those of previous immigrants to the United States, why the need for this management network to pave the way for their insinuation into Western culture? All previous immigrants adjusted, integrated, assimilated and became Americans without these extraordinary measures.

Islam is a seriously intolerant culture, preying on innocent multiculturalists. Please choose your positions wisely, as our lives and our country’s survival depend on people like you.


Thank you, and I welcome hearing from you.

Tabitha Korol
unsospiro@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, May 11, 2014

America May Never Recover
from EMP Attack

By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security for the Congressional Caucus on EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) that endeavors to carry on the work of the EMP Commission. He is also the Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory body to Congress on policies to counter weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Pry has served on the staffs of the EMP Commission, the Strategic Posture Commission, the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the U.S., the House Armed Services Committee and the Central Intelligence Agency.

For those unfamiliar with what an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack is, please view the segment on the topic from the Clarion Fund’s Iranium by clicking here.

The following is RadicalIslam.org’s national security analyst Ryan Mauro’s interview with Dr. Pry:

Ryan Mauro: How long will it take to get critical infrastructure back up and running after an EMP attack?

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry: Given the current state of U.S. unpreparedness, after a nuclear EMP attack that collapses the electric grid and other critical infrastructures, the U.S. might never recover. The Congressional EMP Commission--that investigated the EMP threat for nearly a decade and produced the most definitive analysis of the threat--estimated that within one year of a nuclear EMP attack, about two-thirds of the U.S. population, about 200 million Americans, would likely perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse. Iranian military writings openly describe making an EMP attack to eliminate the United States as an actor on the world stage.

Mauro: Have past nuclear tests in the air produced an EMP?

Pry: Past exoatmospheric nuclear tests have produced an EMP, such as the 1962 STARFISH PRIME nuclear test. The nuclear burst must occur at high altitude, above 30-40 kilometers, to produce the EMP effect. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union conducted high-altitude EMP tests over part of their own territory that collapsed electric grids. Fifty years of empirical data from nuclear tests and EMP simulators proves that an EMP attack would have catastrophic consequences.

Mauro: How could the U.S. government protect us from this threat? How much would it cost?

Pry: The Congressional EMP Commission produced a plan for protecting all U.S. critical infrastructures from nuclear and natural EMP (such as would be generated by a great geomagnetic storm, like the 1859 Carrington event) that could be implemented in 3-5 years at a cost of $10-20 billion. This would provide robust protection. At minimum, the 300 EHV transformers that service the biggest U.S. cities, where most of the population lives, could and should be protected, at a cost of $100-200 million, or about one dollar for every life that could be saved. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission estimates that the national electric grid could be protected from EMP at a cost to the average rate payer of 20 cents annually.

Mauro: How much dispute is there over the science behind the horrific scenario you depict? A skeptic once sent me a report by Oak Ridge National Laboratories/Metatech about “myths” regarding the EMP threat.

Pry: Among the numerous official Congressional and USG studies on nuclear EMP attack--that includes reports by the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the Department of Energy and National Electric Reliability Corporation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (which includes the Metatech report), there is an official scientific and technical consensus that an EMP attack would have catastrophic consequences. Even the most optimistic "best case" scenario involving a nuclear EMP attack by a primitive low-yield nuclear weapon would be an unprecedented catastrophe and could collapse the national electric grid and other critical infrastructures that sustain modern society and the lives of millions.

Indeed, the entire purpose of Congressional Commissions is to, if possible, resolve controversy and achieve consensus on matters of national security concern. Two Congressional Commissions staffed by our nation's best experts and supported by the vast resources of the defense department, the intelligence community and the national nuclear weapons laboratories have independently arrived at the same consensus that a nuclear EMP attack would be catastrophic--so as a matter of public policy, the existential character of the nuclear EMP threat is not controversial, but an established fact.

There are some individuals, usually in academia, who claim the EMP threat is exaggerated. But these people are not EMP experts and are simply ignorant or politically motivated, as when the New York Times ganged up on Newt Gingrich for trying to warn about the EMP threat during his presidential bid. Nonetheless the press, uneducated about EMP itself, keeps quoting these non-experts.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I know well Dr. William Radasky, the team leader of the Oak Ridge/Metatech report, and he would certainly agree that a nuclear EMP attack on the U.S. would be an unprecedented catastrophe--and this is the conclusion of his report. If you read the report, it warns that an EMP event could collapse the electric grid and other critical infrastructures and require 4-10 years to recover. Can you imagine trying to survive for years in the aftermath of a nuclear EMP attack that deprives you and millions of your fellow citizens of food, water, transportation and other necessities for life? Sounds pretty catastrophic to me.

But it should not take a genius to realize that when a falling tree branch can cause the great northeast blackout of 2003, any nuclear EMP attack would certainly have catastrophic consequences. Iran, North Korea, China and Russia all certainly understand this, as reflected in their military writings.

Ryan Mauro: How far away is Iran and other enemies of the U.S. from having the capability to carry out this kind of attack? Some experts say that Iran would still need a year to construct an actual nuclear bomb after acquiring the necessary highly enriched uranium and would need years after that to develop a nuclear warhead that can fit onto a ballistic missile.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry: Any state or group possessing any nuclear weapon and any missile capable of reaching an altitude over 30-40 kilometers can make an EMP attack. An ICBM is not necessary. An EMP attack can be delivered by a short-range missile launched from a ship, such as a commercial freighter, operating near U.S. shores. Iran has practiced such a delivery mode. Iran already has missiles, such as Scuds and its Shahab-III, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

Officially, the Obama Administration claims that Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons. Personally, I have written several articles warning that Iran might already have the bomb. Our intelligence on Iran's nuclear weapons program is not good. Historically, our intelligence community has a bad record on predicting the advent of new nuclear weapon states and was taken by surprise by the development of nuclear weapons by Russia, India, Pakistan and North Korea.

Supposedly, Iran has been trying to develop nuclear weapons for 20 years, yet during World War II, the U.S. Manhattan Project developed the world's first nuclear weapons using 1940’s era technology in just three years. Why should Iran, with access to the now declassified Manhattan Project papers and copious other U.S. documents on nuclear weapons design and helped by North Korea and others and equipped with modern technology, not be able to accomplish in 20 years what the U.S. accomplished during the 1940’s in just three?

The difficulty of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead for missile delivery is often exaggerated. Pakistan deployed nuclear warheads on its Ghauri missile just one year after its first nuclear test. Israel, according to the respected Wisconsin Project, has developed a sophisticated array of nuclear weapons, including thermonuclear warheads and weapons miniaturized for delivery by missiles and artillery--all without nuclear testing.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The AWOL
Commander-In-Chief

By Andrew C. McCarthy

What was Obama doing while terrorists attacked Americans in Benghazi?

You couldn’t help but feel for Robert Lovell. The retired brigadier general is haunted by the failure of AFRICOM, the U.S. military’s Africa Command, to respond when Americans were under siege in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. His congressional testimony this week was somber — no faux “What difference, at this point, does it make?” indignation, no “Dude, this was two years ago” juvenilia for him.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the State Department’s Sean Smith were killed in the early stage of the jihadist attack. By then, the actions that would surely have saved their lives — e.g., an adult recognition that Benghazi was no place for an American diplomatic facility, or at least the responsible provision of adequate security — had already been callously forsaken. It seems unlikely AFRICOM could have gotten there in time for them on that fateful night, though that does not come close to excusing the failure to try.

Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are a different story. They fought valiantly for many hours after our military learned, very early on, that the battle was raging. Unlike AFRICOM, the SEALs did not stand pat. They ran to the sound of the guns. After saving over 30 of their countrymen, they paid with their lives. The armed forces, General Lovell recalled, knew that terrorists were attacking them. Yet no one came to their aid.

Lovell bears the burden of their abandonment with a heavy heart. His moving testimony made that clear. Still, his version of events is deeply unsatisfying. Why did AFRICOM fail to respond? “Basically,” he stammered, “there was a lot of looking to the State Department.” Unfortunately, we’re told Secretary Hillary Clinton and her minions were unclear “in terms of what they would like to have.” Come again? “They didn’t come forward with stronger requests for action.”

This Foggy Bottom focus had me groping for my pocket Constitution. Sure enough, Article II was as I remembered it. Much as Hillary Clinton may desire to be the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces, that job does not belong to the secretary of state.

It was the solemn duty of the president to come forward with not requests but commands for action. Why was AFRICOM hanging on the State Department’s preferences? Why were our troops hamstrung by what Lovell described as “deference to the Libyan people?” On the night of September 11, 2012, AFRICOM was not beholden to Mrs. Clinton or Tripoli. They answered to Barack Obama.

Of course, no one can answer to a commander-in-chief who abdicates his command, a commander-in-chief who is AWOL.

A commander-in-chief does not get to vote “present.” Over 19 months have elapsed since terrorists savagely attacked the United States in Benghazi. Yet we are still waiting, ever waiting, for an account of where the president was, what he was doing, and what if any directives he gave during the hours and hours during which Americans were being tormented and killed.

If the president’s name were Bush or Reagan, we would long ago have had a minute-by-minute accounting of his every move. And if the incident involved some faraway American warrior’s slaying of a jihadist emir, we would long ago have had a Situation Room photo depicting Obama as maestro . . . with an accompanying soundtrack of classified leaks portraying his courage while others were under fire.

Benghazi, however, is a catastrophe wrought by Obama’s pro-Islamist policies, one that puts the lie to his oft-repeated claim to have “decimated” al-Qaeda. So with Benghazi we get the stonewall, a barricade his praetorian media have been only too happy to fortify.

We know that less than a day after Ty Woods and Glen Doherty were martyred protecting Americans out of a sense of duty, the commander-in-chief in whom that duty is actually reposed was at a Las Vegas fundraiser, insouciantly repeating his campaign line: “A day after 9/11, we are reminded that a new tower rises above the New York skyline, but al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin Laden is dead.”

Only hours before in Cairo, al-Qaeda operatives empowered by the president’s pro-Islamist policies had rioted outside our embassy, replacing the Stars and Stripes with their jihadist black flag and chanting, “Obama, Obama, there are still a million Osamas!” Even fewer hours before, in Benghazi, the United States was dealt a humiliating defeat by the very jihadists Obama was still risibly claiming to have quelled. Yet for those hours, we to this day have no accounting of Barack Obama’s whereabouts and activities.

Well, next to no accounting. We do know that the president was informed about the Benghazi siege only minutes after it began — because military officials, who have felt obliged to account for their actions, have reported telling him about it. We know, as The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol notes, that “while Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu” — a call made because Obama was wooing Jewish voters unsettled by his notorious disdain for Netanyahu, and thus a call it was in his interest to publicize. We have been told, moreover, that about five hours after learning that Americans were under attack, Obama had a phone call with Secretary Clinton — immediately after which, even as Woods and Doherty were still fighting for their lives, Clinton put out a statement spinning the Benghazi violence as the product of an obscure anti-Muslim Internet video . . . the same fraudulent claim Clinton subordinates had already made about the earlier Cairo violence.

Interestingly, the White House had initially — and apparently falsely — insisted that the president had not spoken on the phone with Secretary Clinton or other senior cabinet and military officials. Obama’s sparse version of events changed only after Clinton felt obliged to account for her activities in congressional testimony. Obviously, the president of the United States perceives no similar obligation.

I’ve written a book about presidential lawlessness and dereliction of duty, called Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, which will be released in a few weeks. It is not a call for the president’s impeachment. It is an acknowledgment that impeachment is a political remedy, not a legal one; thus the executive’s provable commission of serial impeachable offenses counts for little unless and until there is broad public consensus that a president should be removed from power. Impeachment is a political case that must be carefully built; partisan hackery is no substitute.

The foundation of any such political case is simply this: The executive branch is designed to make the president singularly accountable. That is why he is the sole official in whom the Constitution vests all executive power — AFRICOM moves, or doesn’t move, based on his orders because it is his authority that the armed forces exercise. The chief executive, James Madison asserted, would be wholly “responsible for [the] conduct” of his subordinate officials. Therefore, it would “subject [the president] to impeachment himself, if he suffers them to perpetrate with impunity high crimes or misdemeanors against the United States, or neglects to superintend their conduct, so as to check their excesses.” When AFRICOM abstains from battle, or Lois Lerner obstructs an investigation, or Eric Holder misleads Congress, or Michael Morell doctors talking points, or Susan Rice serially lies on national television, Barack Obama is responsible. It is his bidding that they do, and by failing to fire or discipline them he implicitly endorses their malfeasance.

Outnumbered and fighting off wave after jihadist wave, Americans were left to die in Benghazi while administration officials huddled, not to devise a rescue strategy, but to spin the election-year politics. The most powerful and capable armed forces in the history of the world idled, looking not to their commander-in-chief but to a State Department that busied itself writing press releases about phantom Islamophobia. The president of the United States, the only constitutional official responsible for responding, was nowhere to be found.

We are left with four dead Americans and an emerging paper trail of dereliction stretching from Benghazi to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Benghazi is not about what Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta or Susan Rice or Ben Rhodes or Jay Carney or Robert Lovell did or didn’t do. The only question is: What was President Barack Obama doing, and not doing, during the critical hours when his sworn duty required decisive action? Mr. Obama owes Americans a detailed answer. Now.

— Andrew C. McCarthy is a policy fellow at the National Review Institute. His next book, Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, will be released by Encounter Books on June 3.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A MOSAIC
Obama; Islam; Communism

By Marshall Frank

I’ve made it no secret. I believe Barack Obama is a colossal fraud and that his true mission leading up to, and during his reign as president, is far more sinister than most people are willing to believe.

Arguing about the legitimacy of Barack Obama always gets mired in minutia — single issues – because people don’t stand back and look at the big picture. We argue Reverend Wright, or Bill Ayres, or socialism or the suspicious birth certificate, and so on. The left accuses the right of dirty politics. The right accuses the left of protecting a non-patriot.

To understand the real person behind that endearing facade is to know every segment of his life and look at him in a mosaic. Mosaic art is made of many tiles fitted together. Each tile has shapes and colors but no form. It’s those formless tiles that we waste time arguing about because none of them show the big picture. But in order to know the truth we must see all the tiles in place, for then they are no longer just shapes and colors, they show the entire mural of who and what Barack Obama really is.

So let’s start with one tile after another and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle.

1) Obama’s mother had an affair with and married an African-Kenyan, a Muslim.

2) There is also plethora of literature to suggest that Obama’s father was a committed communist at the time he and Obama’s mother were involved in their relationship.

3) Obama’s mother divorced his father, and then remarried to another man who was also a Muslim and citizen of Indonesia.

4) Barack Obama lived mostly in environments dominated by Islam until he was ten years old.

5) Obama’s religion was listed in his Indonesian school as “Islam.” With an Islamic father and stepfather, and registered as an Islamic, it is reasonable to assume he was subjected to Islamic indoctrination and teachings.

6) He went by the name Barry Soetoro during the years he was adopted by his stepfather.

7) After age ten, his mother left the stepfather and Barry Soetoro returned to Hawaii where he was cared for by his maternal grandparents.

8) Obama’s grandparents were known to have strong political/socialist leanings.

9) Obama’s close mentor during his high school years was Frank Marshall Davis, an ardent member of the CPUSA (Communist Party)

10) Obama’s roommates during his first two years at Occidental College, California, were Muslims from Pakistan.

11) In 1981, Obama traveled with his Muslim friends to Pakistan on vacation, when Pakistan was in political turmoil and most American visas were not accepted. (This was in addition to a leg of his journey to see his mother in Indonesia) This leaves open the yet unanswered question of what passport he traveled with. (Unlikely it was American)

12) I have found no evidence that Barack Obama ever legally changed his name back from Barry Soetoro

13) There is no evidence that Barry Soetoro, AKA Barack Obama, changed his citizenship back from Indonesia to the United States or that he traveled and/or entered college with an American passport and/or I.D.

14) Following Occidental College, he enrolled in Columbia University and later Harvard. To this day, Obama does not explain why he — this “transparent” president — refuses to release any college/university records regarding his registration, finances, passports, birth records, school papers, writings, grades — nothing.

15) Despite many Columbia U. enrollees interviewed from that period, same major (political science), including George Stephanopolous, no one remembers Obama on campus or in class.

16) The former president of Manhattan Borough, Percy Sutton, a prominent attorney, (now deceased) revealed in 2008 that in the 1980′s, Obama was being supported and promoted by notorious radical Muslim cleric Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour who acted as an in-between for a wealthy Saudi named Al Waleed Bin Talal. The Saudi was interested in helping Obama get into Harvard. Sutton wrote a letter at the Al-Mansour’s request to help the Saudi, Bin Talal, get Obama into Harvard.

17) Raised by atheists and Muslims, never a Christian, Obama strangely becomes a Christian and joins the Trinity Christian Church headed by anti-American, Marxist, racist, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in 1988. Obama not only attended this church for 20 years, he was deeply involved in its activities. Note: Being labeled as a “Christian” strongly helps achieving political power, certainly more than atheist or Muslim.

18) 1992, Wright presided over the marriage of Barack and Michelle Obama. However, there is no record that can be found of a prior relationship Obama had with any other women, until Michelle. No past girl friends.

19) Obama becomes deeply involved in Chicago politics, primarily mustering blacks to register to vote.

20) In 1991, Obama graduated law school and began writing his biography, “Dreams Of My Father”, an autobiography which is published in 1995. But why? Curiously, he’s a young man who has yet to accomplish much of anything significant, but he writes and publishes an autobiography?

21) Obama was instrumental in assisting the Jew-hating leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrahkan, in formulating the Million-Man March on Washington in 1995.

22) With very little, or no experience as a practicing attorney, Obama decides to run for state senate. He is hand-picked by then state senator, Alice Palmer, D – Ill., to succeed her as she runs for the U.S. congress. Palmer wrote for the Communist Party newspaper, “People’s Daily World” and had appeared in the Soviet Union to attend the 27th congress of the Communist Party in 1986.

23) 1995, Obama’s political career for the Illinois State Senate was launched by communist advocate Alice Palmer at the home of William Ayres and Bernadine Dorn, known anti-American Marxists/Activists, and past terrorists. Obama also shares a table and worked closely with terrorist Ayres on the board of directors of the Woods Foundation.

24) During his seven-year tenure as a state senator, Obama voted “Present” 129 times, thereby avoiding a left/right stand on selected issues.

25) Obama developed a close relationship with radical Islamic professor, Palestinian, Rashid Khalidi, who he associated with at the U. Of Chicago. In 2000, Khalidi held a fund raiser for Obama during his failed bid for the U.S. Congress.

26) Obama runs for and wins U.S. Senate seat in 2004. Almost immediately, he hits the ground running for president.

27) During the campaign, Obama is endorsed by many radical organizations, including the American Communist Party, while Palestinians in the Middle-East form phone banks to raise money for his election. Gaddafi refers to Obama as a Muslim.

28) Obama’s half brother Obongo “Roy” Obama is a Luo activist, militant Muslim and Marxist.

29) Obama’s Kenyan cousin, Odinga, whom Obama later supported in his quest for political power, is an avowed Marxist and militant Islamist dedicated toward establishing Sharia (Islamist) courts in Kenya.

30) After his election, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit says that Obama privately told him in confidence, “I am a Muslim.” (As reported in Israel Today, May 2010)

31) During his first trip as president to the Middle East, Obama speaks passionately to the Egyptian assembly, lauding his early life in a Muslim land….claiming that Islam has always been a great part of the American experience. (?)

32) During an interview on TV, Obama misspeaks: “John McCain has not made an issue of my Muslim faith.” To which George Stephanopolous corrects him, “You mean, your Christian faith.” (How many of us have made such a slip?)

33) Obama has hired one at least one devoted communist to be a part of his Czar team, Van Jones, who has since resigned. Many others are questionable. His 38 czars are not vetted by congress and supercede many of the functions normally within the purview of cabinet posts.

34) Obama has employed devout Muslims with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood in his White House staff and within the Department of Homeland Security. These people have access to the inner workings of our government and the highest of classified information. The top aide to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is a devout Islamic woman with family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

35) Obama (and Eric Holder) do not permit the mentioning of Islam in any references to terrorism. Mentioning Islam in terrorist training for federal officers, is banned. The military’s Fort Hood massacre report — where 41 people were shot — does not mention Islam, or terror, or the Muslim shooter, Nidal Hassan, anywhere in the report, despite the obvious motivations. Eric Holder, when questioned in congress, will not acknowledge the existence of Islamic terrorism. Janet Napolitano is under orders to avoid the use of terms like “war on terror” or “Islamic terrorism” and instead, call it “Man-Caused Disasters”

36) Every act/decision of Barack Obama before and during the so-called Arab Spring has been to the advantage and support of the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, including the removal of Mubarak of Egypt, Gadaffi of Libya, the leader of Tunisia and now the effort toward removing Assad of Syria. In all these places, the Muslim Brotherhood is now rising to power. Interestingly enough, Obama did not call for regime change in Iran when their citizens took to the streets to demonstrate in 2009 and 2011.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s formative documents, and their many secret manifestos recovered by law enforcement agencies since, show — unambiguously — that their goals are to spread Islamic caliphates, and Sharia law, across the western world, to conquer from within, using deception and infiltration. This is a known fact to those who endeavor to pay attention.

Get the picture?
These are but the highlights, to keep it short. A more detailed list of horrors regarding Barack Obama could be found in any number of books, including:
1. The Manchurian President, by Aaron Klein
2. Radical-in-Chief, by Stanley Kurtz
3. Muslim Mafia, by P. David Gaubatz
4. Culture Of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin
These books are crammed with researched and documented facts, not off-hand right-wing opinions as some might claim. See for yourself.

In this article, I chose to omit any references to Obama’s legitimacy for holding the office of president in order to avoid distractions from the focus of this mosaic. There remains cause for many doubts in that areas as well, not limited to just the birth certificate.

The focus of this mosaic is simple: Obama’s highest of priorities are tied to a surreptitious socialist/communist revolution and his strong leanings toward Islamist causes, and perhaps, he is a non-acknowledging Muslim himself.
To those who are inclined to vote for this person in November, I ask:
Is he worth the risk to America?

I could list dozens of links to support all the items listed above, but that would consume another two pages or more. People reading this who want to know, are welcome to use Google just like I do.
But, to highlight…here’s a few:


Click here: Eric Holder Deep in Denial about Islamic Terrorists – YouTube
Click here: Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named – TIME
Click here: Gaddafi Insists Barack Obama Is A Muslim | Sweetness & Light
Click here: “I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister
Click here: Obama: “My Muslim Faith” – YouTube
Click here: Archived Blog: Obama’s Good Friend Rashid Khalidi
Click here: Percy Sutton approached by Khalid A-Mansour – YouTube
Click here: Barack Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood | FrontPage Magazine
Click here: Socialism, Marxism, Communism & Obama