Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Geert Wilder's "WHO LOST EUROPE?"



Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, chairman Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots, and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem. {Dateline 9/25/2009}

                                                

Geert Wilder's "Who Lost Europe?"                 >>
Dear friends,
Thank you very much for inviting me. Great to be at the Four Seasons. I come from a country that has one season only: a rainy season that starts January 1st and ends December 31st. When we have three sunny days in a row, the government declares a national emergency. So Four Seasons, that’s new to me.

It’s great to be in New York. When I see the skyscrapers and office buildings, I think of what Ayn Rand said: “The sky over New York and the will of man made visible.” Of course. Without the Dutch you would have been nowhere, still figuring out how to buy this island from the Indians. But we are glad we did it for you. And, frankly, you did a far better job than we possibly could have done.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe? Patriots from around Europe risk their lives every day to prevent precisely this scenario form becoming a reality.

My short lecture consists of 4 parts.

First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. Thirdly, if you are still here, I will talk a little bit about the movie you just saw. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. The Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square and Rome’s ancient buildings and maybe the canals of Amsterdam. They are still there. And they still look very much the same as they did a hundred years ago.

But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world, a world very few visitors see – and one that does not appear in your tourist guidebook. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration. All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighbourhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corner. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighbourhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighbourhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities. In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims. Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear “whore, whore”. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin. In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can in many cases no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity. In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighbourhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan. Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favour of a worldwide caliphate. A Dutch study reported that half of Dutch Muslims admit they “understand” the 9/11 attacks.

Muslims demand what they call ‘respect’. And this is how we give them respect. Our elites are willing to give in. To give up. In my own country we have gone from calls by one cabinet member to turn Muslim holidays into official state holidays, to statements by another cabinet member, that Islam is part of Dutch culture, to an affirmation by the Christian-Democratic attorney general that he is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behaviour, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. Some prefer to see these as isolated incidents, but I call it a Muslim intifada. I call the perpetrators “settlers”. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighbourhoods, their cities, their countries.

Politicians shy away from taking a stand against this creeping sharia. They believe in the equality of all cultures. Moreover, on a mundane level, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

Our many problems with Islam cannot be explained by poverty, repression or the European colonial past, as the Left claims. Nor does it have anything to do with Palestinians or American troops in Iraq. The problem is Islam itself.

Allow me to give you a brief Islam 101. The first thing you need to know about Islam is the importance of the book of the Quran. The Quran is Allah’s personal word, revealed by an angel to Mohammed, the prophet. This is where the trouble starts. Every word in the Quran is Allah’s word and therefore not open to discussion or interpretation. It is valid for every Muslim and for all times. Therefore, there is no such a thing as moderate Islam. Sure, there are a lot of moderate Muslims. But a moderate Islam is non-existent.

The Quran calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder, and terrorism. The Quran calls for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, to terrorize non-Muslims and to fulfil their duty to wage war: violent jihad. Jihad is a duty for every Muslim, Islam is to rule the world – by the sword. The Quran is clearly anti-Semitic, describing Jews as monkeys and pigs.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behaviour is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages – at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. He advised on matters of slavery, but never advised to liberate slaves. Islam has no other morality than the advancement of Islam. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad. There is no gray area or other side.

Quran as Allah’s own word and Mohammed as the perfect man are the two most important facets of Islam. Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means ‘submission’. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

This is what you need to know about Islam, in order to understand what is going on in Europe. For millions of Muslims the Quran and the live of Mohammed are not 14 centuries old, but are an everyday reality, an ideal, that guide every aspect of their lives. Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam “the most retrograde force in the world”, and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran.

Which brings me to my movie, Fitna.

I am a lawmaker, and not a movie maker. But I felt I had the moral duty to educate about Islam. The duty to make clear that the Quran stands at the heart of what some people call terrorism but is in reality jihad. I wanted to show that the problems of Islam are at the core of Islam, and do not belong to its fringes.

Now, from the day the plan for my movie was made public, it caused quite a stir, in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. First, there was a political storm, with government leaders, across the continent in sheer panic. The Netherlands was put under a heightened terror alert, because of possible attacks or a revolt by our Muslim population. The Dutch branch of the Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir declared that the Netherlands was due for an attack. Internationally, there was a series of incidents. The Taliban threatened to organize additional attacks against Dutch troops in Afghanistan, and a website linked to Al Qaeda published the message that I ought to be killed, while various muftis in the Middle East stated that I would be responsible for all the bloodshed after the screening of the movie. In Afghanistan and Pakistan the Dutch flag was burned on several occasions. Dolls representing me were also burned. The Indonesian President announced that I will never be admitted into Indonesia again, while the UN Secretary General and the European Union issued cowardly statements in the same vein as those made by the Dutch Government. I could go on and on. It was an absolute disgrace, a sell-out.

A plethora of legal troubles also followed, and have not ended yet. Currently the state of Jordan is litigating against me. Only last week there were renewed security agency reports about a heightened terror alert for the Netherlands because of Fitna.

Now, I would like to say a few things about Israel. Because, very soon, we will get together in its capitol. The best way for a politician in Europe to loose votes is to say something positive about Israel. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I, however, will continue to speak up for Israel. I see defending Israel as a matter of principle. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel. First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

Samuel Huntington writes it so aptly: “Islam has bloody borders”. Israel is located precisely on that border. This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything. Therefore, it is not that the West has a stake in Israel. It is Israel.

It is very difficult to be an optimist in the face of the growing Islamization of Europe. All the tides are against us. On all fronts we are losing. Demographically the momentum is with Islam. Muslim immigration is even a source of pride within ruling liberal parties. Academia, the arts, the media, trade unions, the churches, the business world, the entire political establishment have all converted to the suicidal theory of multiculturalism. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a ‘right-wing extremists’ or ‘racists’. The entire establishment has sided with our enemy. Leftists, liberals and Christian-Democrats are now all in bed with Islam.

This is the most painful thing to see: the betrayal by our elites. At this moment in Europe’s history, our elites are supposed to lead us. To stand up for centuries of civilization. To defend our heritage. To honour our eternal Judeo-Christian values that made Europe what it is today. But there are very few signs of hope to be seen at the governmental level. Sarkozy, Merkel, Brown, Berlusconi; in private, they probably know how grave the situation is. But when the little red light goes on, they stare into the camera and tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, and we should all try to get along nicely and sing Kumbaya. They willingly participate in, what President Reagan so aptly called: “the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.”

If there is hope in Europe, it comes from the people, not from the elites. Change can only come from a grass-roots level. It has to come from the citizens themselves. Yet these patriots will have to take on the entire political, legal and media establishment.

Over the past years there have been some small, but encouraging, signs of a rebirth of the original European spirit. Maybe the elites turn their backs on freedom, the public does not. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat to our national identity. I don’t think the public opinion in Holland is very different from other European countries.

Patriotic parties that oppose jihad are growing, against all odds. My own party debuted two years ago, with five percent of the vote. Now it stands at ten percent in the polls. The same is true of all similarly-minded parties in Europe. They are fighting the liberal establishment, and are gaining footholds on the political arena, one voter at the time.

Now, for the first time, these patriotic parties will come together and exchange experiences. It may be the start of something big. Something that might change the map of Europe for decades to come. It might also be Europe’s last chance.

This December a conference will take place in Jerusalem. Thanks to Professor Aryeh Eldad, a member of Knesset, we will be able to watch Fitna in the Knesset building and discuss the jihad. We are organizing this event in Israel to emphasize the fact that we are all in the same boat together, and that Israel is part of our common heritage. Those attending will be a select audience. No racist organizations will be allowed. And we will only admit parties that are solidly democratic.

This conference will be the start of an Alliance of European patriots. This Alliance will serve as the backbone for all organizations and political parties that oppose jihad and Islamization. For this Alliance I seek your support.

This endeavor may be crucial to America and to the West. America may hold fast to the dream that, thanks to its location, it is safe from jihad and shaira. But seven years ago to the day, there was still smoke rising from ground zero, following the attacks that forever shattered that dream. Yet there is a danger even greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America – as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe’s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

This is not the first time our civilization is under threat. We have seen dangers before. We have been betrayed by our elites before. They have sided with our enemies before. And yet, then, freedom prevailed.

These are not times in which to take lessons from appeasement, capitulation, giving away, giving up or giving in. These are not times in which to draw lessons from Mr. Chamberlain. These are times calling us to draw lessons from Mr. Churchill and the words he spoke in 1942:

“Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”.


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Monday, March 04, 2013

Threat Level: Obama

The president wants to wish the world away, but these crises abroad will shape his second term

By  RALPH PETERS

Like Garbo, President Obama wants to be left alone.
The world annoys him. His personal interests and political agenda are domestic in focus: “An economy that works for everybody” (without everybody working for the economy, of course) is his dream. But foreign-policy crises will be his second-term nightmare.

Obama and his party behave as isolationist Republicans did in the 1930s, when they refused to take Hitler or Japanese imperialism seriously. Obama’s infamous Cairo speech, pandering to Islamists and Israel-haters, is likely to be seen by historians in a light similar to Charles Lindbergh’s giddy infatuation with the Nazis.
And Benghazi was strictly trouble on training wheels.

We have a president whose self-esteem and regal taste for power is exceeded only by his naivety about the rest of the world. Now the question isn’t whether we’ll face foreign crises — perhaps, disasters — but which crisis will strike first or hit the hardest.
Allowing for the threat that comes unexpectedly from left field (Mother Nature is the ultimate terrorist) and accepting that any estimate of dangers can change sharply overnight, here are the key “known knowns” among the enemies who wish us and freedom ill:

VOLATILE NUISANCES:

RUSSIA

Obama “reset” our relations with Moscow. And to show his goodwill, strongman Vladimir Putin subverted democracy; imprisoned dissidents (including members of Pussy Riot, the best-named rock group since the Grateful Dead); staged show trials of opponents; saw journalists and regime critics murdered (some in police custody); further criminalized the economy; abetted Iran and Syria; encouraged hackers to go after our secrets and our wallets; and reinvigorated Cold War-era anti-American rhetoric. Obama’s retort? He gave Putin a strategic-arms-reduction treaty whose terms allowed Russia to cast off junk while we surrendered high-quality warheads and critical dual-use weapons. Now our president wants another round of reductions that look uncannily like unilateral disarmament.

VENEZUELA
Leftist bully Hugo Chavez is dying, and there’s no galvanizing personality to follow him. Venezuela may muddle through — or could descend into civil violence verging on civil war. And because of our energy mismanagement, we still count on Venezuelan oil to keep gas prices from skyrocketing. Crucial to the local economy, oil production has already fallen sharply; Cuban agents control key Venezuelan institutions; the grocery shelves are bare; the capital, Caracas, has become one of the world’s most violent cities; and the natives are restless. If the Obama administration has a plan to deal with any of this, I’ve never heard it whispered.

MEXICO
The new presidential administration may cut a quiet deal with the drug cartels along the lines of “don’t trouble us, and we won’t trouble you.” Obama’s detached from the issue, even though it could lead to a fresh hard-drugs onslaught north of the border. So much for our president’s concern for the welfare and safety of inner-city minorities. (If illegal drugs are organically grown, does selling them on the corner count as a green job?)

DANGEROUS UNCERTAINTY
The Arab Spring revolutions
With our short attention spans, we quickly fell into the “Are we there yet?” mode regarding the upheavals of the Arab Spring. But just as it took over a century for Arab nationalism to play out, it will be generations before we know the final results of these events — as some Arabs strive to modernize and humanize their societies, while reactionary extremists do all they can to stop them. Layer over all that today’s struggle for the soul of Islam and you have the formula for plenty of ugly surprises, from coups through more civil wars to genocides against minorities.

AFGHANISTAN
We’ve lost — because we set ourselves up for defeat with absurd objectives. The Afghan leader we empowered, Hamid Karzai, betrays us right and left, but we don’t know what to do about him. We can’t extricate ourselves quickly, since we’ve built up an elaborate military presence that, literally, will take years to evacuate (through less-than-friendly states). We went to Afghanistan to kill terrorists (good idea) then decided to Americanize a primitive society (bad idea). Six hundred billion dollars and 2,000 dead American troops later, we’re leaving in failure. And Obama’s patting himself on the back for ending his own troop surge that made things worse.

PAKISTAN
The Pakistanis help the Taliban kill our troops. They hid bin Laden from us. They sponsor terrorism against India. They sell nuclear-weapons know-how to our enemies. They murder their own people, from Baluchistan to Gilgit. And we pay them billions of dollars a year in tribute money. Now they’re going to extort more to let our military equipment leave Afghanistan through their ports. But watch that space: He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind.

EXPLOSIVE!
Islamist extremism
Terrorists and their supporters are, literally, all over the map. The al Qaeda apple may have been cored, but there’s plenty of other rotten Salafist fruit, and terrorist franchises dot the map from Mali to Mindanao. They’re largely regional threats for now, but beware the global visions of the next wave of jihadis. The Muslim world of the greater Middle East and northern Africa is struggling through a bloody identity crisis that will sputter on for decades. It’s reactionaries against reformers, fanatics against moderates, Sunni against Shia, Wahhabi against Sufi, Muslims against minorities . . . a civilization that’s been declining for centuries finally hit bottom. The turmoil will continue to propagate terror.
Wild card: Fanatics still long to pull off another event on the scale of 9/11 — so far, we’ve stopped them.

SYRIA
Within the Arab Spring, the bloodbath in Syria has to be singled out. With his dread of commitment, Obama dithered and delayed taking meaningful action as 70,000 Syrians were slaughtered. Instead of supporting the secular and moderate-Muslim freedom fighters, he relied on the Saudis and Gulf Arabs to supply weapons to the anti-regime forces. But the last thing the Saudis want is a rule-of-law democracy in Syria. So — surprise! — the arms went to Islamist militants who are fighting for a state governed by sharia law. Now nobody trusts us, the fanatics have become a major force, and the all-too-malevolent Saudis fear they’ve opened Pandora’s box.
Wild card: With Assad-backers Iran and Hezbollah growing desperate — and Israel alarmed — the Syria crisis could spark a multi-sided regional conflict.

NORTH KOREA
For years, I argued, foolishly, that the way to rein in North Korea was to work through China, since Beijing wants a stable East Asia, too. I was wrong. It’s clear that China’s happy to have the volatile North Korean regime distracting us while Beijing bleeds us white. As for North Korea itself, the White House had better worry, if only because the Pyongyang regime is desperate and doesn’t understand American psychology (as the Japanese didn’t when they attacked Pearl Harbor). The new boy-leader, Kim Jong-un, might be persuaded by geriatric generals that he could do something drastic and get away with it.
Wild card: North Korean miscalculation is a grave and growing danger —that could lead to a nuclear exchange.

ON THE ATTACK
IRAN

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had it right before he corrected himself: The Obama administration’s policy on Iranian nukes is containment. Obama will not lift a military finger to stop Iran’s nuclear program, and he’ll do all he can to delay and, perhaps, obstruct Israeli strikes. Our “zero-nukes” president seems to care more about reducing America’s nuclear arsenal than preventing Iran from building one. Meanwhile, Iran has effectively turned Iraq into its satellite; continues to support Syria’s Assad regime with weapons, money and thugs; has cracked down hard on its citizens; and hasn’t let economic sanctions slow its pursuit of nukes or temper its threats. Now we’re going back to the negotiating table, where the Iranians will play for time again. Negotiations are the opium of our chattering classes.

CHINA
China’s already at war with us on innovative fronts — and we’re too cowardly, greedy and blind to see it. Beijing cheats us on trade; manipulates its currency to destroy our industries; threatens our allies; and wages government-sponsored cyber-war to steal our hi-tech, manufacturing and defense secrets — while preparing to take down our national infrastructure in a crisis. Obama’s response? Lodge a protest with the Chinese government. Oh, that’ll spook ’em . . .
We have a president who claims he wants to create jobs, jobs, jobs, but his fear of standing up to China destroys jobs, jobs, jobs. And Beijing robs us blind, while scheming how to cripple our nation in case we ever wise up.
And that's not all, folks:

Around the world, dozens of countries face looming economic crises (much of the European Community, Egypt, Argentina) or crises of governance (Cuba, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Congo, Zimbabwe, etc.), and the world is now so interconnected that none of these dangers, no matter how small they seem, can be dismissed. Threats develop in unexpected ways.
Our president means to ignore them until they explode.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Hillary as Secretary of State

IS HILLARY THE BEST OR WORST
SECRETARY OF STATE?

by Marshall Frank

There’s a lot of spin going around the media circuit priming Hillary Clinton as the heir apparent to Barack Obama in 2016. Most liberal pundits ignore the obvious and bare facts, blindly declaring Hillary as one of the greatest Secretaries of State in history.

Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. If you measure success as a Secretary of State by miles traveled and pictures taken shaking hands with diplomats, then she’d win hands down. But those are not accomplishments, they are duties. Accomplishments are positive results from the tasks performed, of which there are few to list of any significance whatsoever. Nevertheless, all those photo shoots and fawning reporters will be sure to sway millions of brain-dead followers, facts be damned.

A book could be written about the failures of our state department during the last four years. For the sake of blog space, let’s keep it to a short bullet list:

* North Korea. No achievements there. The sabers are still rattling and that little regime remains one of the world’s greatest dangers.

* Iran. Closer to nuclear power than ever before and likely to be able to deliver a nuclear warhead to Israel within the next year.

* Latin America. Brutal dictator and hater of America, Hugo Chavez garnered control and power over much of Central and South America.

* Eastern Europe. Many of our allies feel less safe and protected since the dissemblance of their missile defense system there.

* Russia. All indictors point to a return of dictatorial rule and resurgence of international power.

* China. What Nixon developed as an ice-breaker returning to diplomatic relations with China has stung like a scorpion as China has evolved into our greatest debt with a stranglehold on our economy.

* Israel. Diplomacy has all but vanished between Israel and the U.S. Never before have relations been as poor between the two countries, and never has Israel been so maligned on an international scale. Never before did the U.S. take sides against Israel, i.e. calling for the return to old borders. The Palestinians under Hamas are further from peace than four years ago, the rockets keep firing and the on-going goals to destroy Israel are continuously shouted from the core of Islamist regimes.

* The Middle East. Give Hillary (and the Obama team) an F-Minus. The arch enemy of freedom and most extreme Islamist organization in the world, the Muslim Brotherhood, has assumed control over many countries, including Egypt,Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Syria. The administration’s claim that al Qaeda “is on the run” is a bald-face lie as al Qaeda is penetrating numerous nations inside of Africa today, not to mention Syria, India and Pakistan.

Where Christianity and even Judaism were protected in Egypt under Mubarak, that is no longer the case as Christian Coptics are fleeing and churches and synagogues are closed.

Ironically we are sending aid to Syria and other “rebel fighters” who are basically associated with al Qaeda, the very terror organization responsible for attacking the U.S. on September 11, 2001. That’s not to mention four F-16’s the Obama administration recently gifted to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime, the founder of Hamas.

Our relations in the Islamist world/Middle East are about as bad as they’ve ever been, as the treaty between Israel and Egypt is all but defunct and multi-millions of people remain on edge to see where the first nuclear strike will land.

We should ask Mrs. Clinton, whose side are we on?

* Huma Abedin. Hillary’s most trusted aide and travel companion is an educated Saudi woman whose mother, father and brother are all tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. One could only imagine how much the status of U.S. security has been breached and handed over to the one notorious organization whose stated goals, in writing, is to destroy America “from within.” Yet, the left and right wings of mainstream media ignore her presence. Huma Abedin would not pass a basic clearance test to be a local policeman. Thanks to the power of Mrs. Clinton, she is untouchable and our national security is at risk.

* The Benghazi attack. The worst attack on an American consulate in years, with four dead Americans one of whom is an Ambassador to Libya, working directly in the State Department under Hillary Clinton, and she artfully dodges questions from the media and congress for 4 ½ months before taking the stand, plenty of time to evaluate the fallout then rehearse and plan what to say and how to say it.

No serious accountability has been accepted for virtually decimating ambassadorial security in a non-secure zone, especially when beefed up security was specifically asked for by the ambassador – and refused. Not only was it refused, it was diminished. That, despite knowing the Red Cross and the British were attacked and they hauled butt out of there. Especially when the Libyan consulate had already been under attack before.

All this, then lying to the American public by stating it was all a result of an amateur video insulting to Islam, knowing that was a lie when she said it. And knowing it was a lie when her employee, UN Ambassador Susan Rice was dispatched to five television shows to regurgitate the same lie.

Her answer: “What difference does it make?” Excuse me? Is this OUR Secretary of State?

Under her watch, the Libyan ambassador and three other brave American soldiers were murdered because of poor decisions – or no decisions – made by this Secretary of State. And, she gets a pass?

Are you kidding me?

The greatest Secretary of State?

For which country?

Dick Morris points out why Mrs. Clinton continues to receive such glowing press. Her press corps travels with her regularly, assigned to her exclusively. If they are not kind to Madame Secretary, a reporter can easily fall out of favor and be rendered dismissed. Thus, poor press coverage is not permitted and well controlled.

Makes sense.

And here, you all thought the media was neutral all this time.


Click here: Hillary’s Trivial Tenure – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! at DickMorris.com

Click here: One of the greatest secretaries of state? Not Hillary Clinton – Opinion – The Boston Globe

Click here: Articles: Hillary Clinton: America’s Worst Secretary of State

Click here: Muslim Brotherhood taking aim at Jordan

Click here: Hugo Chavez Wages War on Free Press in Venezuela, Other Latin Presidents Follow Suit

Click here: What Is the US Debt to China

Click here: U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to Egypt, despite Morsi’s harsh rhetoric | Fox News

Click here: Rep. Steve King: We Must Investigate Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood Connections