Friday, December 20, 2013

OBAMA CRONYISM

By Marshall Frank
BLAME CRONYISM FOR OBAMACARE WEB SITE DISASTER

As we all know, the launching of the Affordable Care Act was a colossal disaster. We won’t even talk about the content of the law and the incredible burden it has placed upon health care providers, insurance companies, and worst of all, American consumers. We’ll confine this article toward analyzing the web site boondoggle which began on day one, October 1st.

Consider this: Before computers existed, the United States and its allies won a major war on two fronts on planet Earth, one against Nazi Germany and the other, imperial Japan in a period of 3 ½ years. That’s roughly the same period of time that was afforded the Obama administration to get a web site in place for Obamacare.
But it failed.

Besides all the verbal tap dancing, has anyone in the administration competently explained how and why this happened? Has anyone been held accountable for the wasted expenditure of $678 million which, along with three years of preparation, should have been ample resources to launch a new web site? Have we been able to pinpoint the source of the incompetence?

Maybe the mainstream media won’t touch the subject, but the answer – or a good part thereof – is pretty clear. Start with Michelle Obama and that dreaded tag: Cronyism. That’s right, the company that earned the contract for building the website for 2/3 of a billion dollars was CGI Federal, whose senior vice-president is Toni Townes-Whitley. Whitley and Michelle Obama were friends and classmates at Princeton and both are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. It has been reported that Townes-Whitley and her husband spent Christmas at the White House with the Obamas in 2010, shortly after the contract award. That must have been a helluva toast.
What makes it more audacious is how the Obamas by-passed the normal government process of sending out specifications for bid, then evaluating and assessing all the companies that apply until the most experienced, most competent, most deserving and most cost effective win the bid.

But that didn’t happen in the Obama dynasty. While the House Committee on Energy and Commerce learned that four companies were prepared to bid for the contract, only CGI was considered, and then awarded the contract – No Bid! No competition.
There is no other explanation. It was a fix.

Not only did the administration employ incompetent people to set up a crucial website, they were equally responsible for failing to abide by the process that is supposed to prevent corruption in the system and assure Americans their tax dollars are well applied.
Where is the outrage by the mainstream media?

Sure, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius is on the hot seat at all the hearings, and she should be fired as well. But don’t count on it. When the heat dies down, she’ll likely get a loyalty promotion much like Susan Rice who lied through her teeth to five television stations following the Benghazi fiasco. Fact is, Sebelius is a convenient distraction from getting to the truth.
Since the cat is out of the box, we have come to learn that if the web site was constructed by a few computer-savvy technicrats, they could have put it together in three days, not three years, at a fraction of the cost. But who was looking? (see link, below)
That might be a stretch, but I’d easily bet that a competent team who was properly vetted could have had the site up and running in a matter of weeks or months, regardless of complications. But that was not on the agenda for the Obama dynasty.

It is utterly amazing that this president skids scot-free on every scandal that points directly to the Oval Office, and never held accountable.


This one is obvious. Maybe, too obvious.
Yet, we – the American taxpayers – are, and will remain, the loser.
Click here: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate was Obamacare website builder | The Daily Caller
Click here: Michelle Obama’s ‘no-bid’ friend spent Christmas at the White House – BizPac Review
Click here: Three 20-Year-Olds Make Their Own WORKING Obamacare Site – In Just Three Days | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

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By David Solway
Let me begin with a categorical statement that, given current events and recent political history, can be easily defended: Barack Hussein Obama is a willful, indoctrinated child of the Left with strong Islamic sympathies who is not fit to govern. Indeed, he would not be fit to govern Lower Slobovia, let alone the United States of America. Obama is a historic disaster of the first magnitude and, if not restrained, he will see to the irrevocable decline of the country which foolishly elected him, leaving the world on the brink of a conflict — or in the midst of one — whose repercussions cannot be underestimated.

Accompanying the undeniable havoc and damage that Obama is wreaking on his country and equally on its allies — Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Poland, Czech Republic, Israel, and possibly Taiwan — is the sense of helplessness that overcomes one when writing or speaking about a rogue president and his destructive administration. I feel this personally, having done my utmost in books, articles and lectures, from 2008 to the present, to warn whomever might read or listen that Obama represented a greater threat to the U.S. and the oddly named “free world” than any of our most dedicated and belligerent enemies. Even prior to his nomination as the Democratic candidate for the presidency, my distrust of this man was proprioceptive. And after his Missouri address, I wondered why anyone would want to “fundamentally transform” a country which, for all its flaws, perched atop the pinnacle of success in comparison to any other country.

Everything Obama has done since then has only served to confirm what was originally a deep suspicion and soon grew to become a complete certainty. Dozens of meticulously researched books have been published to the same effect. And yet very few people seemed to be paying attention. No less disconcerting, those who argue that to criticize Obama is a sign of deep-dyed racism are, of course, relying on slander and misappropriation of language to protect their chosen standard bearer and his Marxist/progressivist/utopian project.

What will it take to convince the ersatz aristocracy of frivolous intellectuals and brainless celebrities, partisan journalists, editors and academics, and an indifferent or deluded laity that they are heading for a crisis that will change our lives immeasurably for the worse? The evidence is beyond dispute.

America is drowning in a state of unredeemable debt — $17 trillion in actual debt and, according to economic historian Niall Ferguson, in the vicinity of $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities, while one in five households depends on food stamps. At the same time, it is printing money like there’s no tomorrow — and there may not be — while subsidizing green energy fiascos at enormous cost to the taxpayer ($90 billion in wasted stimulus funds, and counting). It finds itself in the throes of a metastasizing race war, caused in no small degree by the president’s rhetoric and behavior and fomented by his attorney general. It is a country increasingly governed by executive fiat and by an administration rocked by a near-endless gyre of political and ideological scandals. It is a country whose federal government opposes voter ID, opening the door to electoral corruption. It is a country that spies on its own citizens, software corporations and web search engines, tries avowed terrorists in civilian courts, allows its ambassador and his entourage to be killed, without reprisal, and suffers its higher echelons to be riddled with Muslim Brotherhood operatives, giving the impression of a College of mujtahids. They are the advance cohort. “Today,” writes Larry Kelley in his sobering book Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, “millions of militant Muslims awake every morning plotting the destruction of the US. Many are among us.” And there will be more, if these reports of fast-tracking the citizenship applications of large numbers of Muslim immigrants are reliable, as they appear to be.

It is a country whose president purges its military — 197 senior officers, including nine commanding generals — as did Turkey’s autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to ensure the continuity of his regime. It is a country that refuses to defend its borders, even suing to keep them as porous as possible. It is a country shifting precipitously to the Left, now mired in the exorbitant socialist travesty of Obamacare built on an ascending pyramid of lies and false enrollment numbers — or in the words of L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Frey at his Patterico blog, “they’re not just lying about politics now. They’re lying about data. They’re lying about everything. All the time. Constantly. It’s what you have to do to prop up an unsustainable government. … You lie and lie and lie and lie and lie and lie and lie.”

It is a country whose domestic agenda is predicated on the Marxist principle of redistributive economics that amounts to stealing from the productive class to maintain an ever-growing parasitical constituency. It is a country at war with honest science, transmuting NASA into a program for Muslim outreach and buying into the Gore/Hansen/Mann-inflated, IPCC climate scam. It is a country that is retreating on every front and that has lost the Middle East as well as the respect of its adversaries. It is a country that betrays its allies and endangers the world in the process, as in the phony, eagerly sought agreement that allows a self-described genocidal and nuclearizing Iran to keep spinning its centrifuges while profiting from relaxed sanctions. It is a country whose administration has sold its loyal partner, Israel, down the Jordan River.

“The United States is no longer a rational nation,” mourns James Lewis. “Under Obama we are burning our traditional allies, and since weakness brings aggression, Iran is now empowered, China is grabbing ocean territory for shale deposits, and the worst offenders against women’s rights are now elected to the UN Human Rights Commission.” It is hard to contend with his summation.

All this proceeds under the direction of a president who has sealed his vital documents so that very little of crucial importance is known about him. Roger Simon notes, as many others have done, “that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal he received financial preferences, scholarships and/or loans, as a foreign student.” I have been arguing this thesis, and more, for several years about a president who is essentially a cipher. Intentional lack of evidence comprises evidence of its own that something is amiss. Further, if Obama was a foreign student, it follows that his presidential legitimacy is in question. But Simon is forgiving here, averring that he “would vote in a heartbeat for a foreign born person if I thought he or she were the best candidate, assuming it was all legal and public.…” Pace Simon, considering Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution, how such a process could be legal is distinctly moot.

Indeed, all other reasons aside, to have conferred immense power on a public figure with so meager a track record and so thin and discontinuous a résumé defies even the most rudimentary logic. Who is this man who sits in the Oval Office? (As PJM commenter “cfbleachers” correctly remarks in response to a previous article of mine, “Obama has spent his entire life perfecting the art of the mask.”) And what is his modus operandi? “Obama,” writes Dinesh D’Souza in Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream, published just prior to the 2012 election, “is possessed of a certain low cunning that makes him politically formidable. Obama’s skill…is to figure out what the American people want to see and hear, and then give it to them, while doing something entirely different.” By 2012 Obama’s lack of a paper trail, his craftiness and his penchant for deceit should have been blatantly obvious to any sensible and mature American voter, irrespective of class, race or gender.

TV personality Monica Crowley concurs. In a recent speech, she spelled out what should have been plain for all to see: “We have a president who…came out of the swamps of Chicago machine politics, who learned at the knee of the communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis, who studied under Marxist professors…who trained intensively in the revolutionary tactics of Saul Alinsky, who launched his political career in the living room of Marxist revolutionaries and domestic terrorists… who for two decades sat in the pews of the radical anti-American preacher, who tried desperately to bury that past, who spoke about the fundamental transformation of the nation…who waged war on entire news organizations, Fox News, and who spent his first term slamming into place radical wealth redistribution and socialized medicine….What I’m describing here is the classic tin-pot dictatorship. We never thought it could happen here, and yet, here it is….Those of us in this room knew what was going on from the beginning before he was even elected president, but now it’s starting to dawn on more and more people what is really happening here.” She is right. Even for those who were not “in this room,” there should have been little doubt that Obama was a man without a discernible moral core, inspired by an anti-American political philosophy and utterly devoid of presidential heft.

But American voters were ready to be taken in by a smooth-talking, shape-changing, confidence-man, like the gullible “marks” in Melville’s last novel about the exploits of an adroit charlatan, and to trust the image rather than the substance (or absence of same). This is another way of saying that America elected the results of Obama’s wholly predictable dogmatic fecklessness. America elected not to be America anymore, to fundamentally transform itself from a solvent, powerful, feared and respected nation into a quasi-European basket case. America surrendered to reparation chromatics, as if seeking absolution for a history that no one today is responsible for and that Obama himself never experienced. Admittedly, Obama’s approval ratings have plunged of late, but public opinion is notoriously volatile and will probably rebound at some point. Liberal dogma and white guilt will see to that. One can only hope it will assume the form of a dead cat bounce.

The question remains. What will it take to awaken the tranquilized sector of the public and shake the elite corps of complacent opinion-makers out of their blind and factional torpor? How long before reality pre-empts fantasy? “The last five years of the Obama administration,” writes Russian émigré Alexander Markovsky, “have been like living on a volcano.” How long before the lava starts to flow?

One must hope that America will come to its collective senses before it is too late. But I am afraid that it will take nothing less than a major catastrophe, a fiscal implosion that takes the “food” out of food stamps, coupled with more high-casualty terrorist attacks both abroad and on its own soil, leading to the eruption of civil unrest and the possible impeachment of the most destructive president in the entire pageant of American history — a sorcerer’s apprentice in a house on fire, or a Machiavellian schemer following a carefully contrived plan — before America emerges from its devastating slumber. Assuming, of course, that it ever does, or that a path to recovery will still be possible. For nothing is guaranteed in a nation so divided as America is today.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MANDELA’S FUNERAL
vs
THATCHER’S FUNERAL

By Marshall Frank
Imagine this.
President Obama and Michelle are in attendance at the funeral service of Nelson Mandela. No surprise. So are numbers of other American diplomats and politicians, active and former.

President Obama’s administration sent no active representative of the U.S. government to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in April of 2013, other than a local delegation from the London embassy. No Vice-President. No Secretary of State. No Cabinet official. Former politicians and diplomats, including past presidents, attended as private citizens, but no one represented our current White House.
Margaret Thatcher was a monumental international figure during her record tenure as the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Her domestic accomplishments and influence on world peace are indisputable. She was fiercely loyal to our nation as an ally. Our president not only failed to attend, the White House was not represented either.

Add that to the trail of insults President Obama has imparted upon our county’s greatest ally from the onset of the Obama presidency. No other nation on earth has sacrificed as many lives in support of our war efforts, anywhere. Whether the wars were right or wrong, the United Kingdom has been there for us every time, long before Thatcher and long since. But she was a huge ally during the cold war, upon which she left her mark.

Obama’s staff was too busy for Margaret Thatcher? Well, note this:
* Susan Rice wasn’t too busy to attend the funeral of Ethiopia’s president
* Hillary Clinton was sent to attend the funeral of Vaclav Havel, Czech Republic.
* Hillary also attended the funeral of the president of Ghana.
* Vice President Joe Biden led a delegation to the funeral of a Saudi royal
* Obama personally attended the funeral of Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski
It was Margaret Thatcher who joined forces with the U.S. in the 1980′s to liberate much of Eastern Europe from tyranny. Thatcher stood behind Reagan when he told Gorbachev to tear down the wall. She bucked the European trend and allowed the United States to use British airspace after Lockerbie. She allowed the United States to host its arsenal of cruise missiles in the U.K., over loud protests. If Barack Obama doesn’t appreciate those things, so be it. But it certainly matters to the millions of us who do appreciate them. It certainly matters to the Britsh people.

And so it goes. Margaret Thatcher’s funeral priorities was somewhere below the death of Porky Pig to this president. It’s no surprise. He has been treating the Brits like trailer trash since being elected. There are many examples…which I’ll spare you in this essay.
I certainly do not begrudge the large turnout to Mandela’s funeral. But Thatcher deserved the same and didn’t get it. The contrast is glaring.

This president is an embarrassment.
Click here: Obama will sit out Margaret Thatcher’s funeral

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WHEN THE OBAMA MAGIC DIED


By Fouad Ajami

The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. Charisma is like that. Crowds come together and they project their needs onto an imagined redeemer. The redeemer leaves the crowd to its imagination: For as long as the charismatic moment lasts—a year, an era—the redeemer is above and beyond judgment. He glides through crises, he knits together groups of varied, often clashing, interests. Always there is that magical moment, and its beauty, as a reference point.

Mr. Obama gave voice to this sentiment in a speech on Nov. 6 in Dallas: "Sometimes I worry because everybody had such a fun experience in '08, at least that's how it seemed in retrospect. And, 'yes we can,' and the slogans and the posters, et cetera, sometimes I worry that people forget change in this country has always been hard." It's a pity we can't stay in that moment, says the redeemer: The fault lies in the country itself—everywhere, that is, except in the magician's performance.

Forgive the personal reference, but from the very beginning of Mr. Obama's astonishing rise, I felt that I was witnessing something old and familiar. My advantage owed nothing to any mastery of American political history. I was guided by my immersion in the political history of the Arab world and of a life studying Third World societies.

In 2008, seeing the Obama crowds in Portland, Denver and St. Louis spurred memories of the spectacles that had attended the rise and fall of Arab political pretenders. I had lived through the era of the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdul Nasser. He had emerged from a military cabal to become a demigod, immune to judgment. His followers clung to him even as he led the Arabs to a catastrophic military defeat in the Six Day War of 1967. He issued a kind of apology for his performance. But his reign was never about policies and performance. It was about political magic.

In trying to grapple with, and write about, the Obama phenomenon, I found guidance in a book of breathtaking erudition, "Crowds and Power" (1962) by the Nobel laureate Elias Canetti. Born in Bulgaria in 1905 and educated in Vienna and Britain, Canetti was unmatched in his understanding of the passions, and the delusions, of crowds. The crowd is a "mysterious and universal phenomenon," he writes. It forms where there was nothing before. There comes a moment when "all who belong to the crowd get rid of their difference and feel equal." Density gives the illusion of equality, a blessed moment when "no one is greater or better than another." But the crowd also has a presentiment of its own disintegration, a time when those who belong to the crowd "creep back under their private burdens."

Five years on, we can still recall how the Obama coalition was formed. There were the African-Americans justifiably proud of one of their own. There were upper-class white professionals who were drawn to the candidate's "cool." There were Latinos swayed by the promise of immigration reform. The white working class in the Rust Belt was the last bloc to embrace Mr. Obama—he wasn't one of them, but they put their reservations aside during an economic storm and voted for the redistributive state and its protections. There were no economic or cultural bonds among this coalition. There was the new leader, all things to all people.

A nemesis awaited the promise of this new presidency: Mr. Obama would turn out to be among the most polarizing of American leaders. No, it wasn't his race, as Harry Reid would contend, that stirred up the opposition to him. It was his exalted views of himself, and his mission. The sharp lines were sharp between those who raised his banners and those who objected to his policies.

America holds presidential elections, we know. But Mr. Obama took his victory as a plebiscite on his reading of the American social contract. A president who constantly reminded his critics that he had won at the ballot box was bound to deepen the opposition of his critics.

A leader who set out to remake the health-care system in the country, a sixth of the national economy, on a razor-thin majority with no support whatsoever from the opposition party, misunderstood the nature of democratic politics. An election victory is the beginning of things, not the culmination. With Air Force One and the other prerogatives of office come the need for compromise, and for the disputations of democracy. A president who sought consensus would have never left his agenda on Capitol Hill in the hands of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Mr. Obama has shown scant regard for precedent in American history. To him, and to the coterie around him, his presidency was a radical discontinuity in American politics. There is no evidence in the record that Mr. Obama read, with discernment and appreciation, of the ordeal and struggles of his predecessors. At best there was a willful reading of that history. Early on, he was Abraham Lincoln resurrected (the new president, who hailed from Illinois, took the oath of office on the Lincoln Bible). He had been sworn in during an economic crisis, and thus he was FDR restored to the White House. He was stylish with two young children, so the Kennedy precedent was on offer. In the oddest of twists, Mr. Obama claimed that his foreign policy was in the mold of Dwight Eisenhower's . But Eisenhower knew war and peace, and the foreign world held him in high regard.

During his first campaign, Mr. Obama had paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a "transformational" president and hinted that he aspired to a presidency of that kind. But the Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan. Reagan was never a scold or a narcissist. He stood in awe of America, and of its capacity for renewal. There was forgiveness in Reagan, right alongside the belief in the things that mattered about America—free people charting their own path.

If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court is quiescence before the leader's will. The imperial presidency is in full bloom.

There are no stars in the Obama cabinet today, men and women of independent stature and outlook. It was after a walk on the White House grounds with his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, that Mr. Obama called off the attacks on the Syrian regime that he had threatened. If he had taken that walk with Henry Kissinger or George Shultz, one of those skilled statesmen might have explained to him the consequences of so abject a retreat. But Mr. Obama needs no sage advice, he rules through political handlers.

Valerie Jarrett, the president's most trusted, probably most powerful, aide, once said in admiration that Mr. Obama has been bored his whole life. The implication was that he is above things, a man alone, and anointed. Perhaps this moment—a presidency coming apart, the incompetent social engineering of an entire health-care system—will now claim Mr. Obama's attention.
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Fouad Ajami is a senior fellow at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and author of “The Syrian Rebellion.”
This article is reprinted from the Wall Street Journal with permisison from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Monday, November 18, 2013

OBAMA PURGING THE MILITARY

by Marshall Frank

“The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

— Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, U.S. Army Retired.

Much of the information contained herein comes from e-mailing bloggers, including an article from The Blaze. Fact checking — as indicated by links below – indicates all information is accurate.

While the president is mired down in defending, justifying and practicing mendacity in the Obamacare fiasco, we are all distracted once more from other very important issues facing our nation, some of which the president might prefer we didn’t notice.

While he will not fire anyone with IRS who targets taxpayers for political reasons, or those who snoop on news reporters, or who cover-up and lie to congress about Fast and Furious and Benghazi, and etc., he has no problem firing military generals who have spent their lives in public service, often on the front lines. Imagine that, a community organizer with no background in American service, is dumping military career heroes who have been wearing the same stars and medals as Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Arnold Schwarzkopf?

Question is: Why?

Is this a purge of military commanders who are not lock loyal to the president? Is Barack Obama replacing these people who are more apt to do his bidding for political purposes? Is this an omen of something more sinister on the horizon?

The Nine Military Commanders Fired This Year by the Obama Administration, as follows:

Gen. Carter Ham, Army

Served as head of the United States African Command during the bloodshed in Benghazi, Libya when four American citizens, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two retired Navy Seals, were murdered by militants on Sept. 11, 2012. Senior military officials told TheBlaze Hamm was extremely critical of the Obama administration, including when reinforcements were not sent to help the U.S. citizens under attack in Benghazi. Hamm “resigned and retired” in April 2013.

Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, Navy

Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three. He recently served as deputy commander of the U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command. He was in charge of Air Craft Carriers in the Mediterranean Sea the night of the Benghazi assault on Sept. 11, 2012. Under testimony, he told Congress there may not have been time to get the flight crews to Benghazi, but left the door open when he told Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) under cross-examination that he could have launched aircraft to the destination. He was later accused of using profanity in a public setting and making at least two racially insensitive comments. While he was cleared of any criminal violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he still faced administrative penalties that have ended his career.

Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, Army

Major General Baker served as commander of the Joint Task Force-Horn at Camp Lamar in Djibouti, Africa. According to several military officials who spoke to TheBlaze, he was also involved in some aspect with the Benghazi incident Sept. 11, 2012. He was relieved of command and fired for allegedly groping a civilian, but no assault charges or sexual misconduct charges were filed with military JAG officials.

Brigadier Gen. Bryan Roberts, Army

General Roberts took command of Fort Jackson in 2011. He was considered a rising star in his field and served in Iraq during his service as the commanding officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He was the deputy commanding general of the United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky. He was relieved of duty and fired for adultery — still on the books in the United States Code of Military Justice but rarely since President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions.

Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant, Marine Corps

Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the aviation wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. He was a highly-decorated Marine with two Naval and Marine Commendations, two Naval and Marine Good Conduct medals, as well as the Air Medal with a gold star. He was one of two commanding officers suddenly relieved of command and fired from the military for failure to use proper force protection at the camp after 15 Taliban fighters attacked Camp Bastion on Sept. 14, 2012, resulting in the deaths of Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27.

Maj. Gen. Charles M.M. Gurganus, Marine Corps

Regional commander in the Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan. Highly decorated with a Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit with Valor, and three Meritorious Service Commendations. According to several military officials, Gurganus questioned having to use Afghan security patrols alongside American patrols after two officers were executed at their desk and a platoon was lead into an ambush on the front lines.

Lt. Gen. David Holmes Huntoon Jr, Army

Served as the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He graduated from the same academy in 1973 and had served in Senior Planning and Education Services through the majority of his career. He was “censored” for “an investigation” into an “improper relationship” according to the Department of Defense. Nothing was released to the nature of the improper relationship. Nothing was even mentioned if an actual investigation even took place.

Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, Navy

Deputy Commander of the United States Strategic Command. He was commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10, where every single one of the 18 Nuclear Submarines with Nuclear Trident Missiles of those three groups were in his command. This commander earned six Legions of Merit, Two Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, and several other medals and ribbons. He is under criminal investigation for the alleged use of counterfeit gambling chips, while playing a poker game at a western Iowa casino.

Major Gen. Michael Carey, Air Force

Commander 20th Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at three operational wings and served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Carry was fired October 11, 2013, for “personal misbehavior,” according to ABC News. Pentagon and Air Force senior officials have remained relatively tight-lipped about Carry’s firing.

As this blog is being prepared, I learned of another firing of Col. Eric Tilley, dismissed of his command in Japan. (Reported by Stars and Stripes)

Newsmax reports that over 200 top military command personnel have been toppled at the behest of Barack Obama in the last five years.

*** Something smells in Washington D.C. But we can’t speculate the motives. In the wake of so many scandals involving gross dishonesty from the top down, neither can we believe a word of what we’re being told. This is not the America I have always known.

This is a significant purge, the likes of which we’ve not seen outside of major war time. Those who are replacing these men do so with a clear message: Conform or kiss your careers goodbye. Independent thinkers unwelcome.

Click here: Obama ‘gutting military’ by purging generals

Click here: 9 Generals Fired, 2 Military Leaders Suspended | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Click here: 7 High Ranking Military Officers Fired By Obama, 1st Time In US History; Are These the Ones That Wont Cooperate Wi

Click here: Obama’s Purge: Military Officers Replaced Under the Commander-in-Chief | Independent Journal Review

Click here: Another Military Commander Fired —

Friday, November 01, 2013

KEEPING BENGHAZI
INVESTIGATION
ALIVE

By Marshall Frank

The Benghazi murders of a year ago are sliding into distant history without anyone in the U.S. government being held accountable.

Where are the American people? Where is the outcry? We keep on blaming the media for failing to bring the truth to light, but we – the people – sit back and let each day go by while we are continually distracted with other government issues, bad and good. We’re falling for the shell game.

The only people who can truly make a difference in these disgraceful criminal acts of government commission and omission, are you and me. Don’t count on Attorney General Eric Holder. Don’t count on the President, he went to bed the night it happened and to a Vegas fund raiser the next morning. Don’t count on the Secretary of State, past or present. For two weeks, Hillary tried to convince us all it was all about a video, knowing full well it was a lie. (And some of you want her to be a president?) The primary job of these people is to protect the administration at all costs, even if it means lying to you and me.

This is not a scandal. This is a crime. The media has been complicit in allowing us all to be distracted by a myriad of other issues, putting this CRIME on the back burner, hopefully forever.

We cannot let that happen. The guilty parties at the highest of levels must be held accountable. It’s left up to us. Now it seems one media outlet is beginning to show a crack in the Obama armor system, as CBS went on a limb and aired a 15-minute program on 60 Minutes, showing in short sound bytes and brief interviews, how the American complex in Benghazi was absolutely being targeted for death and destruction by al Qaeda months in advance, and yet nothing was done to protect Americans. Washington biggies – meaning the state and defense departments – were fully informed by the Ambassador’s office and chief security personnel. They knew it, and nothing was done. In fact, security was reduced, not increased, as though someone in this administration was complicit with al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The CBS show should have been a full hour, but we’ll take what we can get.
The highest levels of personnel in Benghazi, including the heads of security, military heads and Ambassador Stevens himself, had pleaded with Washington – repeatedly – to provide more and better security to the Benghazi compound, because the writing was on the wall. Al Qaeda flags were flying all over Benghazi. They were taking over. Al Qaeda had posted threats on-line, that they would destroy the British consulate and the Red Cross units, and the American consulate. They made good those promises by attacking the Brits and Red Cross, which ushered them out of Libya. All that was left was the U.S. consulate. Greg Hicks, Deputy to Ambassador Stevens, testified to congress and told CBS how often he pleaded for added security, and how it was coldly denied. “Why didn’t you get the help you were asking for?” asked the reporter. “I don’t know. I would like to know the answer to that.”

Then came the attack, which the ambassador knew was coming and which he communicated to the state department. As the CBS program pointed out, and as testified to by the heads of security in the compound, the administration knew within an hour this was an al Qaeda attack and that the Americans were in dire straits facing certain death if forces were not sent to the area to, at the very least, TRY to intervene and protect our people there. But they were not.

Greg Hicks speaks about the feelings he had when told by the military attaché, one hour into the attack, that no help was coming. “For the people who go out on the edge to represent our country, we believe that if we get into trouble, they’re coming to get us. Our back is covered. To hear that it is not, it is a terrible, terrible experience.”

And then, the aftermath. A president basically dismissed the attack and issued no orders to military commanders to – at the least – attempt to rescue. Rather, he went to bed. The next morning, a prepared innocuous statement was read in the Rose Garden with his criminal Secretary of State standing by his side, and then Obama was off to fund raisers and talk shows. Meanwhile, though the truth is known, Hillary and her acolyte, Susan Rice, snowed the media with lies on top of lies about a dumb anti-Muslim video. Obama, himself, addressed the United Nations two weeks later with finger-pointing message about that video, KNOWING IT WAS A LIE.

Here’s a comparable scenario: You and a friend are walking to the end of a cliff. You know it’s coming, but fail to inform or help your friend. The friend slips on the edge, and holds on for dear life, pleading, “help, help.” You watch, then turn and walk away… doing nothing until the friend is down the chasm – dead. You knew he was in danger and did nothing. You could have helped, but turned your back. And you’re guilty of nothing?

Here’s the deal my friends. The government is being led by two corrupt elements, democrats and republicans. All that really matters to these people are gaining and staying in power. At this moment, with a democratic president, the democratic senators and congressmen have a primary role: To protect this democratic president, even if he might be a criminal. They ignore the role of doing what’s right and moral for America. Rather, saving the party is more important.

Knowing that, it’s time to make a major shift in Washington. If the media, or the congress, or the senate or the Attorney General, or the democrats are not going to do anything about this contemptible and perhaps criminal administration, the next best thing is to strip him of his powers by electing major majorities of republicans in the house and senate in 2014, so that his last two years are held in check. (Barring impeachment)
Perhaps, when his term is over, a new Attorney General or special prosecutor will investigate thoroughly and hold accountable those who have committed criminal acts. At the least, they should be held accountable for violating their oaths of office.

Time to put the partisan politics aside for once, and consider what’s best for Americans, not what’s best for the party. Barack Obama must be stripped of his power, and that can only be accomplished by you and me.
Here is the CBS 60 minutes show, video. CBS has constantly been an advocate for this president and for his staff. So this is an amazing step for that news organization. It’s fifteen minutes. Please take time to watch it all.

Click here: 60 Minutes: Benghazi – 60 Minutes – CBS News

Thursday, October 10, 2013

OBAMA THE PUNISHER
SEIZING THE MOMENT

Forwarded by Marshall Frank

In case anyone hasn’t figured out what is really happening here, the president and the democrats are starting early engaging in a strategy to retake the entire congress in 2014, giving the dictator-in-chief unharnessed power to achieve his long range goals of destroying the America we all have loved, cherish and fought for. That strategy is to use the media to impose a propaganda campaign which demonizes anyone who acts or speaks contrary to the president. The problem, is that so many millions are gullible enough to fall for the ruse.

The following article is a reprint from John Nolte’s piece of October 5th on Breitbart. It is a stark list of the unnecessary acts of punishment the administration is imposing on Americans, which are clearly the evil act of the president’s administration. I’ve never seen anything like this in my 74 years, where the president acts as the enemy of his own people. Please spare me the rhetoric about republican blame. If one commenter supports the president in these atrocities saying it’s because of the republicans, we will know they are among the hypnotized acolytes who will follow the pied piper over the cliff. Think, folks, what this dictator is doing to America.

By John Nolte:

While our president still enjoys his essential employees and locations: the White House chefs, Camp David, and a military golf course, there doesn’t seem to be any question that in mercenary pursuit of a political win, this White House is determined to unreasonably punish as many everyday people as possible. And this includes children sick with cancer. That might sound like hyperbole, but it is not.

Although Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed “essential,” employees at the National Institutes of Health who offer last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer have not. Worse still, House Republicans have offered to compromise with the president and single the NIH out for funding. The White House has threatened a veto.
Using children sick with cancer as pawns is community organizing on steroids. And the media are covering for him. When the media thought they could emotionally blackmail the GOP with these sick children, telling their story was all the rage. Now that it is Obama and Senate Democrats wrist-flicking refusing treatment for these children, suddenly the media aren’t too interested in telling their story.

There are many other examples of this president’s cold-hearted fanaticism and willingness to punish people for reasons that seem to have much more to do with spite than what is and is not “essential.” In fact, there are a number of examples where Obama seems to be spending more money, and using more resources to close and block and inconvenience than to just leave it alone.

The media may or may not report on these individual occurrences, but what they will never do is provide the American people with the full context and scope of Obama’s shrill pettiness. Below is a list of illogical, unnecessary, and shockingly spiteful moves our government is making in the name of essential and non-essential.

This list will be regularly updated, and if you have something you feel should be added, please email me at jnolte@breitbart.com or tweet me @NolteNC.

1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer – The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial – The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.
The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund America’s national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free – Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida Keys – Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can’t practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open “non-essential,” the “enforcement officers” to ensure no business is done are “essential.”

5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops – The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff. Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.

6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial – The GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.

7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon – Although George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.

8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run – The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that “employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states.” No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck.

9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn’t Supported Since 1980 – “For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.”

10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin – “The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.”

11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial – The GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the “essential” government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.

12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot – “The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown.” October is this inn’s prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise. State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn’s parking lot.


13. Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’ – “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

14. Obama Forces Residents Out of Private Homes – “The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.” The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

15. Acadia Park In Maine Shut Down – ‘”We’ve been training for two years at CrossFit for this hike — no kidding,” Hart said. She added that the shutdown should be as inconvenient for the Washington politicians who caused it as it is for average citizens.’ The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.


16. Historic Restaurant Open During Last Shutdown Forced to Close – “An iconic Philadelphia restaurant has been forced to close its doors and turn away booked parties because of the government shutdown. … ”Restaurant public relations director Molly Yun said they were notified there was a possibility a closure might happen, but they were allowed to remain open during the last government shutdown 17 years ago.” The restaurant is part of the federal park system, which the GOP have agreed to fund. Obama said he will veto the funding.

17. Obama Shuts Down a Road Tha Goes Through CO Park: “The Forest Service announcement, in turn, led the Pitkin County commissioners to order that Maroon Creek Road be shut down at the height of the colorful leaf-changing season. Ahead of what is to be one of the busiest weekends of the fall, the road is to be closed to vehicles at T-Lazy-7 Ranch, pending a resolution to the government shutdown.” The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise funding.

18. Residents Plan Protest of Cape Hatteras Closing – “Businesses and residents on the Outer Banks have planned a peaceful protest of the closure of Hatteras Island’s beaches due to the government shut down. ”The U.S. House Wednesday passed a measure to reopen national parks and monuments. It will now go to the U.S. Senate.” In the unlikely event the Democrat Senate passes the bill, Obama has threatened a veto of any compromise legislation opening the parks.

19. Obama Blocks People From LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore – “Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakota’s most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didn’t expect Congress’ budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.
”The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument. The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.”

20. Crucial USDA Websites Taken Down – “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agency’s information online. …
“USDA’s total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel the effects of the shutdown. Thursday morning calls to USDA’s press office seeking an explanation were not answered.” This website is down and yet the ObamaCare and White House websites are up.

21. St. Louis Gateway Arch Closed – The GOP have agreed to compromise legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

22. Park Shutdown Bounces Rowers from Potomac – “The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.
“Multiple high schools rent space at the Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. But like other places controlled by the National Park Service, it closed Tuesday morning.” The GOP have agreed to compromise funding opening the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.


23. Thompson Boat Center Closed In DC – The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.


24. Obama Closes Military Commissary – “Military members, veterans and families who shop at local tax-free store are shocked to discover the store’s doors locked; no progress to end stalemate in Washington.” While the government has deemed the White House chefs “essential,” working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store privileges. Military personnel and their families tell me that they have never lost these privileges in previous shutdowns.

25. Arizona Offers to Fund Grand Canyon, Obama Says ‘Drop Dead’ - “Obama has ordered the Grand Canyon to stay closed, even after the state of Arizona and local businesses have offered to cover the costs necessary to keep it open. In other words, the shutdown isn’t about the money — it’s about hurting the American people just because he can.”

26. Amber Alert Website Taken Offline - CNN reported that bad press was a factor in the site going back up. Why would White House chefs and Obama’s golf course be categorized as “essential,” while the government classified as “non-essential” the Amber Alert website? Of course, this is the same Obama threatening to veto cancer treatments for children.

27. Miramar Air Show Canceled With One-Day Notice -“The emotional and economic impacts of losing this year’s event are great, and I’m extremely disappointed in the political dysfunction that brought us to this point,” Gloria said. “Proceeds from the event go to programs that support families of military personnel, he said.”

28. At Start of Peak Season, Shutdown Closes Peaks of Otter Lodge – “Although the Blue Ridge Parkway remains open to travelers, the Peaks of Otter Lodge cannot stay open while the National Park Service is not operating during to the government shutdown. With no Congressional compromise reached by the end of the day Monday, the lodge’s restaurant shut down and guests were given 48 hours to find somewhere else to stay.” The GOP have agreed to compromise and fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

29. Federal Prison Guards Not Getting Paid, Inmates Are – “Most of the employees at the federal prison in Forrest City are working without knowing when they will get a paycheck because of the government shutdown, but some of the inmates who get paid for the work they do inside will have no problem collecting their money.”

30. Family that Paid $2,000 for Permit Not Allowed to Raft – “Sorry for the inconvenience,” it read. That’s when rangers told them they wouldn’t be able to put in on the river the next day, despite having paid $2,000 for a permit to do so. The news was shattering, Scott Lee said. The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

31. Although Privately Funded, Historic Ford’s Theater Closed – “Ford’s Theatre, which is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, does not use any federal funding or federal employees for its performances. During previous government shutdowns, the theatre has continued performances.”

32. King Crab Season Threatened by Government Shutdown – “The Alaska king crab season is set to start soon, but all the fishing boats will have to stay docked because the government must sign off on permits and quotas. “Fisherman stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars unless lawmakers make a compromise.” Obama’s golf course is open. So is the website for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move.”

33. Children Might Lose School Lunches – “Minnesotans are adjusting to the partial government shutdown, but if it lingers too long, there is a chance the 300,000 kids who rely on free or reduced lunches at school could go hungry.” The White House chefs have not been furloughed.

34. Feds Shut Down Major Roadway, Puts Children’s Lives at Risk – “Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s chief sources of revenue.
“The children live in the eastern Tennessee community of Top of the World – serviced by School Bus 49. Normally, the bus travels along the Foothills Parkway. Other roads leading to the isolated mountain community are impassible by bus. “It’s dangerous,” said Nancy Kemp, the spokesperson for Blount County Schools.”It’s very curvy and straight up the mountain. It’s just not a safe route.” The GOP have offered compromise legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

35. Road to Brasstown Bald Closed During Peak Season – “It’s not unusual for the road to the top of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, to be closed in the winter months but in early October, with “leaf-looking” season just around the corner? “The Georgia Department of Transporation (GDOT) announced Monday, though, that it is, in fact, closed. Why? At the request of the U.S. Forest Service and because of the government shutdown. The forest service operates the facilities on top of the mountain as well as the visitors center at its base.” The GOP have offered compromise legislation to open the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

36. Columbia Island and Washington Sailing Marina Closed – Email from reader: “My husband received an email from WSM saying that boat owners could only go to their boats to remove items. If they leave the slip with their boat they are not allowed to return to their (paid for) slip the government re opens.”

37. IRS Collections Operational, Taxpayer Advocate Office Closed – Per an email from reader.

38. Eleven Hundred Square Miles of Florida Ocean Closed – Email: “You omitted the ban on Florida charter boat captains taking fishermen into an 1,100 square mile section of ocean of the coast of Tampa. Apparently, government resources patrol it.”

39. Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected – “Another open-air memorial in the Washington area is closed and barricaded off: the Iwo Jima Memorial, just across the bridge from D.C. in Rosslyn, Virginia. A source sends along this picture of the barricade set-up at the memorial, which is also called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.”

40. Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall – “Via William Jacobson, NBC’s affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday.”

41. Shutdown Denies Death Benefits to Families of Fallen Soldiers – “The families of five U.S. service members who were killed over the weekend in Afghanistan have been notified that they won’t be receiving the $100,000 benefit normally wired to relatives within 36 hours of the death. The “death gratuity” is intended to help cover funeral costs and help with immediate living expenses until survivor benefits typically begin.”

42. Priests Risk Arrest for Offering Sacraments to Catholic Troops During Shutdown – “Some Catholic priests under contract or GS (general schedule) to the military are not allowed to offer the Catholic sacraments–including saying Mass, consecrating marriages, or performing baptisms–on military property during the government shutdown, and if they do, even on a volunteer basis, they risk being arrested, according to the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.” Meanwhile, the White House chefs, Obama’s golf course, and the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” program remain essential.

43. Priest: Obama Admin. Denied Mass to Catholics – “Apparently, a priest was denied access to a military chapel this weekend. Father Ray Leonard serves at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia but because of the government shutdown, he wasn’t allowed to go to celebrate Mass this past weekend. “He is contracted by the Defense Department to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics, but not now. The chapel doors were locked and the sign said, “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice.””

44. Yellowstone: Tourists Locked In Hotel Under Armed Guard Thought They Were Under Arrest - “Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.”

45. Man Jogging in National Park Fined $100 – “A Pennsylvania man who went jogging in a national historic park was slapped with a $100 fine because the area was closed due to Washington’s budget impasse, he said Tuesday.”

46. Private Restaurant Owners Defy Govt. Shutdown Order, Fed Drop Hammer – “After a two-day return, the Cliff House will be forced to close again on Wednesday, and according to the restaurant, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.”

47. NIH Stops Therapy Dogs from Visiting Sick Children – “It should be noted that on the list of the top 1000 salaries in the federal government in 2011, 23 of the top 28 were officials at the National Institutes of Health; all made over $290,000 per year.”

Click here: The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

HOLOCAUST 2013: DESTROYING CHRISTIANS

By Marshall Frank

Radical Islam, the Religion of Peace continues to make their mark by murdering masses of innocent people in cold blood for not being Muslims, or worse, for being Christians and Jews. Sometimes, they kill their own innocent women and children because they aren’t the same ilk of Islam, Sunni vs Shiite. Oh yes, we’re only talking about a “few radicals” who “hijacked” Islam because the rest of the Islamic world are allegedly peaceful. Right? Those few radicals have amassed multi-millions of dead bodies over the centuries, and still counting while the rest of the Muslim world stands by mute. Ho-hum.

One might ask, “What are the peaceful “moderate” Muslims doing about the so-called “hijacking? Where is their outcry? Where is their resistance to murder, jihad and anti-Christian and anti-Jewish discrimination?” Silence.
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So, here’s the wrap-up for this past week:
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Nairobi, Kenya. At the mall. 68 dead, 175 injured in a slaughter by a group of Islamic radicals who separated non-Muslims from the Muslims before shooting people dead. Apparently, four of the terrorists are American bred.
81 Christians killed in a suicide bombing of a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
90 people killed by a suicide bomber in Sadr City, Iraq, apparently targeting Shiites by Sunnis.
A sectarian suicide bomber kills a dozen more at a funeral in Baghdad
In all this past week, there have been 56 Jihad attacks around the world leaving 511 people killed and hundreds more injured. Just one week.

Can you imagine living in daily fear, as these people do? Constantly?

The Muslim Brotherhood, which has spearheaded the rebellious uprisings throughout the middle-east have made their stamp on the status of other religions…that are not Islamic. Christians are on the run in Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Nigeria, Libya, and etc., with dozens of churches burned and hundreds killed in the last year just for being Christian.
Christian churches have also been desecrated by Muslims in Bosnia
Nigeria is considered the most dangerous country on earth if you are a Christian. More Christians have been killed by Muslims in Nigeria than all other countries combined in 2012.

The African nation of Mali is under siege by radical Muslims imposing Sharia law and killing by the hundreds and burning churches.
Christian churches are being burned in Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, and more, all by Muslims. It is a virtual holocaust, only this time it is being perpetrated by a global ideology, not an individual country. And if you think the churches (and synagogues) in Canada and the U.S. are not in the future crosshairs of Islamists, you must being living in a cave. It’s inevitable.
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Time to wake up, folks!
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Where is the voice of Christians in the western world? Where is the outrage? Where is our “Christian” president on all these atrocities?
Hello??? I can’t hear you!

The president has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and now Syria, while mum about the Christian targets of Islamic terror. Our president and members of our inept government on both sides of the aisle, have been supporting the despicable Muslim Brotherhood in the various conflicts, providing arms and money, citing atrocities by Assad and Mubarak and Ghadaffi, while ignoring the evil inhumanity being perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood all over the middle-east.
Bear in mind, the Muslim Brotherhood is the umbrella organization for thirty-one “accepted” power organizations that have infiltrated the U.S., including the ISNA, MSA, MOA, CAIR and 27 other splinter groups, all of whom have a powerful influence in our current White House, State Department, Justice Department, Homeland Security, Military, and elsewhere. The Muslim Brotherhood was the training ground for Osama Bin Laden, which spawned al Qaeda, HAMAS and other terror groups.

And all we little people blather about is republicans versus democrats, while the ship sinks. Our country’s leadership bans the mention of Islam as a source of terror, in FBI and military training, under orders by our president.

Read That Last Sentence Again, Please.

What is happening around the world is a frightening omen for what’s on the horizon in the western world. It is bad, folks. It will be even worse for our children’s children, if we don’t stand up against tyranny, even if they call it a religion.
Jihad is struggle for conquest. It has been that way for 1400 years.

Heads out of the sand, everyone. Follow the evidence and you’ll see the truth. Do not believe politicians.
Some readers dismiss Bill O’Reilly as a Fox News right-winger. Regardless, many of his commentaries are spot-on, one of the few news commentators willing to be politically incorrect, even if it means being honest. His commentary in the following link puts it together quite well, especially in the first three minutes.

Click here: The world failing to confront Muslim terrorism| Fox News Video
The following is the link to thereligionofpeace.com which provides the daily, weekly and monthly tallies of Islam’s terror attacks around the world. If you care about this on-going horror story, it’s a source to keep up with. Mind boggling.

Click here: Islam: Making a True Difference in the World – One Body at a Time
Read about the carnage of Christians by Muslims around the world in this article:

Click here: Christians Murdered Nonstop in Nigeria :: Gatestone Institute
More:


Click here: US Coptic Christians Come to Aid of Believers Persecuted in Egypt

Click here: “Religion of Peace” Murders 68 @ Kenya Mall; Targeted bc They Are NON-Muslim; 4 Americans Dead, 30 Hostages, 175

Click here: At least 81 killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan church | Fox News

Click here: Over 90 killed in Iraq suicide bombings targeting Shiites — RT News

Click here: Christians Being Slaughtered in Egypt by Radical Islamists – Katie Pavlich

Click here: Death Toll Reaches 525 in Egypt, Expected to Rise Following Deadly Crackdown Against Muslim Brotherhood Protests

Click here: Churches Burned in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhood Targets Coptic Christians Amid Widespread Unrest (VIDEO)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OBAMA, SYRIA AND THE BROTHERHOOD

by Marshall Frank

This is purely a commentary by yours truly, my opinions about the looming WWIII that may likely follow any military strike we impose on the Syrian regime.

In many of the 540 or more blog articles I’ve posted over the last five years, I have dutifully tried to share what knowledge I’ve gained from the mountains of research conducted about the Muslim Brotherhood and its role on the global stage, including within our own country. Some readers choose to label me a right-wing nut who dismiss me as a surrogate of FOX News and Rush Limbaugh. Shallow thinking, indeed.

People are entitled to believe what they wish. My research began when I embarked on writing my book “Militant Islam In America,” which entailed studying three dozen books authored by intellectuals and experts on radical Islam and the political scene in our country. That, plus thousands of articles from hundreds of sources, some left, some right, some the product of knowledgeable experts in the field.

Here’s what I have learned.

The Muslim Brotherhood has one goal: World domination by fundamentalist Islam. And to accomplish that, they foster terror organizations, like HAMAS and al Qaeda. They also develop “peaceful” organizations to deceitfully and carefully appear “moderate” in the eyes of the media. More than 31 of those organizations are currently active in the United States with the expressed long range purpose of Islamizing the western hemisphere before the end of this century. They have infiltrated our educational systems, our colleges and universities, our legal systems, military, media, financial institutions and the government itself, much more so since the election of Barack Obama.

Written documents authored by the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy (meant to be secretive and discovered by law enforcement agencies) call for the destruction of America “from within.” (See below for link)

Emphasis: From Within!

Early in the presidency of Barack Obama, I tried to alert readers with my suspicions that this man is no more of a Christian than Genghis Khan, He joined a so-called “Christian” church – headed by America hater Rev. Jeremiah Wright, cohort of Islamic leader, Louis Farrahkan – in order to present the facade of being Christian to secure voters, i.e. rise to power. Such was the reason he joined the Democratic Party, to fit within a supportive power base posing as a “liberal.”

After studying Obama’s history, including associates and influences from birth, to college, to politics, it is my opinion that his primary mission on earth is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, and has been since the 1980’s and 90’s. He must be highly cautious to steer his image in other directions. Americans, sadly, are gullible enough to believe everything he says.

This assessment personifies the “from within” that the Muslim Brotherhood has promised to deploy when the manisfesto was authored in the 1991.

All other matters, to Mr. Obama, are secondary. He is play-acting the role of president as his close advisors make most decisions. His goal is to weaken the United States militarily, economically, and morally, for which he has succeeded. More than anything, he must say and do everything possible to gain and retain power. That entails the creation of an entitlement society so that government dependents amass an insurmountable power base. He is a master at photo ops and speech making, most of which he hasn’t a clue what to say until he reads the prompter.

He has employed Islamists in the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department and more, many of whom have been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He has ordered the de-emphasis of “Islam” in federal law enforcement and military training, as it relates to international terror. He would not even allow the Ft. Hood massacre to be labeled correctly; “Islamic terror.” Barack Obama is a blessing to the radical Islamic propaganda machine.

Hindsight being 20/20, the middle-east crises of the last 32 months becomes crystal clear. Every word, and every action he has taken in regards to all the uprisings in the middle-east, including Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria, has been to the benefit and support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Bear in mind, this began halfway into his first term. The Muslim Brotherhood knew they had an ally in the White House, though that could possibly change with the election of 2012. Thus, there was no time to waste. The uprisings – which we stupidly believed was an “Arab Spring” – had to begin in early 2011 in case a new president took office in 2013 who would not be their ally. Of course, it worked out for the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama was reelected.

Obama called for the removal of Mubarak, our 30-year ally, knowing the Muslim Brotherhood was poised to seize power. He deployed American military strikes in Libya to help the Muslim Brotherhood get rid of Ghadaffi. Remember, while Mubarak, Ghadaffi and Assad have been heavy handed dictators, they all outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood because they knew what they stood for: Extreme fundamentalism and a return to 7th century Sharia systems.

The Benghazi fiasco, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, reeks to high heaven from day one. Since, the administration tactics have been to ignore the situation long enough hoping it’ll go away. There is outrageous corruption associated with Benghazi, and – in my opinion – is likely related to the Muslim Brotherhood and its covert shipping of arms to the Syrian rebels via the American ambassador. Obama is always on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now comes Obama’s frenetic push for strikes against Syria’s Assad because he allegedly used chemical weapons to kill a lot of kids. Here are my calculations about that:

It’s ludicrous to suppose that Assad would deploy such weapons in the eyes of the world when they are actually winning the war, knowing it might draw a severe retaliation. It makes NO SENSE.
There is evidence to suggest – much more logical – that chemical weapons were covertly used by forces among the rebels, i.e. al Qaeda, in order draw support from the United States…which in reality, would be in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. If Kerry and Obama made their argument strong enough, people might actually believe it was the doings of Assad.
Obama is between a rock and hard place. Thus, the reason for the façade about seeking support from Congress. If he gets the support, he could blame congress for any of the disastrous fallout. In the meanwhile, there would be a regime change that favors the Muslim Brotherhood. If he does not get the support from congress, he will have an excuse to sell his friends in the Muslim Brotherhood.
This, along with Egypt and Benghazi, have become a tougher sell than he ever imagined.

Have no doubts. Everything happening over there is perpetuated for and by the Muslim Brotherhood. They are making their big move, the proverbial “hail Mary,” essential for establishing the future caliphate they promised in 1928.

In September of 2001, we were attacked by terrorists who were led by a former prodigy of the Muslim Brotherhood: Osama Bin Laden. Only seven years later, we elected a friend of the Muslim Brotherhood to run the country they have promised to destroy.

That’s how I connect the dots. It is clear.

I have backed it up with numerous articles in the last five years, the one most comprehensive of which is linked below.

Meanwhile, hear is the Manifesto of the Brotherhood, read in English starting on page 17:

Click here: http://www.investigativeproject.org/
documents/misc/20.pdf


This article received more responses than any article I ever posted. It was also read on National Radio.

Click here: A MOSAIC: OBAMA, ISLAM, COMMUNISM | Marshall Frank

Click here: BENGHAZIGATE: Obama’s Secret Gun-Running Program –

And for a treat, spare eleven minutes to watch this stab-in-the-heart narrative by Judge Jeanine. At the very end she asks, “Mr President, you received a Nobel Peace Prize? Give it back!” She puts it together better than anyone.

Click here: ? Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement -Benghazi, Syria, Obama’s Red Line & Credibility – 9-7-2013 – YouTube

Sunday, September 01, 2013

BARE NAKED ISLAM

Interview with Amil Imani

As an apostate his mission is to raise the clarion call about the imminent and present danger of expansionistic theocratic Islam. Having witnessed first-hand the horrors and indignity that Islamofascism visits on people it subjugates, he has taken it upon himself to do his part in defeating this ideology of oppression, hate and violence.

AMIL IMANI

When and why did you get involved in the anti-Islamic movement?
My confrontation with Islam actually began early in life when I encountered so many Islamic beliefs and practices. Born in a Muslim family and enveloped by an Islamic society, I needed to find my own identity and path in life. A great many things about Islam clashed with beliefs that I cherished. Namely, those of the longstanding, life loving, and egalitarianism of my ancient pre-Islamic people.
Islamophobia is an irrational fear or prejudice towards Islam and Muslims. Are you an irrational Islamophobe?
All phobias are, by definition, irrational fears. I’m not an Islamophobe, because my “fear” of Islam is completely rational. Avoiding a poisonous snake is a rational fear. Not a phobia. The emotion of fear, when utilized rationally, is of immense value. The key point is that the person, as well as the society, must base their assessment on facts. My assessment of Islam, conclusively supported by indisputable facts, is that it is a dangerous destructive and death-bearing belief system of a long ago savage people that has inflicted and continues to inflict misery and death to people.

Did you receive any threats from Muslims or others because of your involvement in the anti-Islamic movement or because of your apostasy?
Yes. But I ignore them. I will speak the truth about Islam. In no way am I falsely defaming Islam. Islam is own best defamer. Speaking the truth usually entails risks. I’m well aware of that.
Sharia law stipulates that any Muslim who turns his back on Islam should be given a chance to revert to the religion. For an un-repenting male apostate, death is the punishment and life imprisonment for a female apostate.
“Kill whoever changes his religion.” __Sahih al-Bukhari 9:84:57

What aspects of Islam do you find most problematic and disturbing?
To answer this question properly, volumes can be written. Just a few keywords should cue you for now. Intolerance, fatalism, institutionalized slavery, injustice, jihadism, oppression of women and non-Muslims, celebration of death, lack of respect for individualism, rejection of freedom and democracy, belief in the theocracy of Allah as ministered by the self-serving clergy who are not accountable to the people, stifling of questioning and inquiry, disallowing all legitimate forms of freedom, and on and on.

Do you think Israel is a good ally in the struggle against Islamization?
Yes, absolutely. Now, Israel is a sovereign state but hardly safe. She is surrounded by nations and peoples who are bent on her destruction. It is tragic that her neighbors and she has not been able to find an equitable way of living side-by-side with mutual respect and in peace. I earnestly hope that ways can be found for a peaceful resolution to this destructive impasse.

Who is a moderate Muslim?
It is wishful thinking on the part of the non-Muslims to believe that one can be a Muslim moderate, given that Islam is radical to its very core. To be a moderate Muslim demands that the person explicitly renounce much of the violent, exclusionary, and radical teachings of the Quran. A moderate Muslim is someone who is Muslim in name only.
A moderate Muslim is not a true Muslim. If in any way and to any extent a person supports Islam or carries out its stone-age precepts, then he/she is Muslim. There is no such as thing as moderate Muslims. There are, however, some moderate people who consider themselves Muslims. These people are not sure who they are. They are in a limbo and suffer from an identity crisis.

How do you see the future with current immigration policies? And what needs to be changed?
I have always believed that being a Muslim and being American are incompatible. A Muslim is an Ummahist. His loyalty, first and above all, to the Islamic world rule and not to his country. By allowing Muslims to immigrate to the West, we are literally inviting the biggest enemy of mankind into our homes. Because, Muslims do not assimilate, they come here to make Islam the law of the land.

What do you see as the biggest challenge when it comes to informing people about the dangers of Islamization?
The biggest danger is being seen as racist. Also, lawsuits and other forms of intimidations by rich powerful Muslim organizations impede an individual to come forward and tell the truth. Personal threats of harm and even death fall into this category.

What do you say to people calling you a racist or a Nazi because you oppose Islamization?
They are entitled to their views. I want them to enjoy freedom of expression as long as allow me and others to present the non-sanitized true version of Islam. Islam isn’t a race, so critics of Islam cannot be racists.

Do you think mainstream media is pro-Islam biased?
Certainly. And part of the bias is driven by financial gains from advertising and the real fear of losing advertising when an advertiser, under pressure from an Islamic organization threatens to boycott their products.
Muslims want to use Sharia (Islamic law).

In what way does it clash with our Western civilization and our laws?
This is another book in itself. Read my past writings on my web site. Muslims, under the banner of religion, are infringing blatantly on the rights of others, not only in Islamic countries, but also in much of the non-Muslim world. By their acts of dogmatic savagery, Muslims are finally awakening non-Muslim democracies to the imminent threat of Islamofascism keen on destroying their free secular societies.

Living in America, what can you tell us about the ongoing Islamization of the country?
Islamization is just as dangerous as Hitlerism and worse than communism. As more and more Muslims arrive in non-Islamic lands, as they reproduce with great fecundity, as they convert the disenchanted and minorities, and as the petrodollar-flush Muslims and Muslim treasuries supply generous funds, Muslims gather more power to undermine democratic rule. A consortium composed of pandering politicians, blinded with short-term self-interest and egoism; attention and fund-seeking self-proclaimed prima donna professors; and, bastions of useful idiot liberals, universities, is the witting or unwitting promoter of Ummah-ism.

Is Islam a religion of peace?
No, it has never been a religion of peace. What we need to do is demand that politicians, Islamic apologists, and paid-for media do not abuse freedom by lying about Islam. When these people portray Islam as a religion of peace, they are lying through their teeth. Just take a quick look at Islam’s history as well as what is happening today in the Islamic lands. Islam is not a religion of peace and it has never been. Islam is violent, oppressive, racist, and irrational at its very core. It is treachery for people to present it as otherwise, either out of ignorance or because of their own personal reasons.


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Friday, August 16, 2013

BAD NEWS FOR OBAMA:
EGYPT REJECTING
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

by Marshall Frank

RADICAL ISLAM

The secular Islamic world is rising up against strict Sharia Law.
Hallelujah!

Keep your eyes on Egypt and Turkey.

I have often written, that the majority of Muslims in the world are peaceful, only interested in living their lives like all human beings, with love, peace and respect for others. But the minority of Muslim Jihad supporters, who make up a huge force to reckon with around the globe, are indoctrinated with the belief it is their duty to Allah to conquer all civilizations with Islam, as the Prophet Mohammed declared before his death. According to most Islamic Jihad scholars, (Pipes, Spencer, Horowitz, Emerson, etc.) the percentage of Muslims who are indoctrinated with a Jihad frame of mind, would total only about 15% of their population. The only problem is that 15 % of 1.4 billion people is 210 million people. That’s a helluvan enemy.

(Jihadists are those who support Islamic supremacism and the march toward global conquest, whether through violence or stealth infiltration)

Until the over throw of Mubarek, Egypt was basically a majority secular Muslim state, allowing and protecting Christians and Jews, acknowledging the right of Israel to exist and an ally of the west. Then came the “Arab Spring” which so many misty-eyed liberal people thought was a good thing. They didn’t look past their noses, because it soon became obvious that the “Arab Spring” protests were nothing more than a deceptive ploy to install the Muslim Brotherhood into power, not only in Egypt but other countries of the middle-east and North Africa, Libya, Tunisia and Syria included.

And, it worked. Until now.

The Egyptian people are rising up. They know that living under strict Sharia – which is the cornerstone of the Muslim Brotherhood – brings a state of subjugation and/or slavery to women and harsh, fearful laws that include the death penalty for homosexuality and apostasy. Other religions, i.e. Christianity and Judaism, are no longer welcome in Egypt since the MB rose to power.

Conquest by the Muslim Brotherhood will eventually bring a fascist ideology to any country under the yoke of Islamist domination.

The USA Today (June 30, 2013) reported that 22 million Egyptians have signed a petition calling for the removal of Mohammed Morsi. Twenty-two million! And vast protests by anti-Morsi/anti-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptians – by the millions – have assembled in record numbers in cities all over the country.

While we hear little of this in the media, this is a booming rejection of Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood by the people of Egypt. Since late last year, violent protests have been waged throughout various cities in Egypt, each demanding change from the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. As usual, the media sanitizes the impact of these protests by calling the “soccer riots,” but the truth is that the majority of the Egyptian people are begging to remain a secular state — which will not happen under the Muslim Brotherhood. In the Egyptian elections a year ago, sixty percent of voters elected the secular opposition, though Morsi still rose to power.

Meanwhile, our president is showing his true colors. He was fast to call for the removal of Mubarak 2 ½ years ago in response to the “Arab Spring” protests. But he is not so fast to acknowledge the will of the Egyptian people today. Instead, Barack Obama is staunchly supporting Mohammed Morsi, i.e the Muslim Brotherhood – the avowed enemy of the United States. Through his appointed ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, the U.S. government has told Egyptian Christians to refrain from protesting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Huh? Our president is telling another country’s people when they can and cannot protest a government?

Not only that, it appears U.S. troops are on-the-ready to be deployed to Egypt to assist the Muslim Brotherhood in quelling the uprisings sometime in July. (According to report in Jihad Watch, by Robert Spencer, based on his sources at KCENTV.com. See article below) Egyptian citizens, fearful of the Muslim Brotherhood, are expressing their disdain at the U.S. support for Morsi and the MB with chants and signs calling Barack Obama a supporter of terrorism. The love affair with Islam that began in the beginning of his first term is crumbling. It appears the secular Islamic world sees through the facade and want no part of strict Sharia.



Hillary Clinton is held with equal disdain as her motorcade was pelted with stones, tomatoes and water bottles in July of 2012. And recent signs by protesters have been raised with unloving messages to the former Secretary of State. What happened to all those great relations promised by Barack Obama? What about that peaceful world by the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize? How’s foreign relations going since Barack Obama has been in office?



If, in fact, President Barack Obama and his team are in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, which appears obvious, America is in dire straits. Why? Because the MB has vowed to conquer the west. That’s in writing!

Switch focus to Turkey. Plenty of protests there. They are going through the same struggle. Don’t be fooled by the media and the U.S. propaganda machine. The people of Turkey are protesting to remain secular state, rejecting the imposition of Sharia laws as it appears the present Turkish regime is leaning toward. Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood was originally formed in 1928 to re-establish the Ottoman caliphate that crumbled in Turkey after WW I. But that’s for another article.



Click here: Obama sending U.S. soldiers to Egypt to put down anti-Muslim Brotherhood riots – Jihad Watch



Click here: Egypt group: 22 million signatures against Morsi – Yahoo! News



Click here: Young protesters attack Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo – CBS News