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Obama Needs To Grow A “Big Stick”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/09/12

During the moment of silence to remember 9/11, NBC decided to interview a Kardashian instead.

Muslim Brotherhood terrorists attacked the US Embassy in Egypt. And that embassy apologized to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists for our First Amendment!

Muslim Brotherhood terrorists attacked the US Consulate in Libya, killing our ambassador.

MSNBC went out of its way to loudly declare its desire to have a Christian pastor charged with accessory to murder due to his non-violent exercising of his First Amendment rights, which MSNBC declared responsible for Muslim Brotherhood terrorists behaving like terrorists.

Of course, Obama has decided to get tough with … Israel! By refusing to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister.

While the media has very clearly coordinated their Left-wing agenda questioning of Romney over Egypt and Libya, Barack Obama refused to take any questions after reading a statement someone else prepared for him to read, as is very typical and very habitual of Obama.

Of course, two people spoke out very clearly in defense of the US and our Constitution.

As Erika Johnsen reports:


 

I think it’s an absolutely horrible thing, because what you have to understand — here we are on 9/11, remembering the attacks… and now we have had another attack on sovereign American soil, which is what a consulate and an embassy is. Our flag was torn down, it was burned, the radical Islamists’ flag was raised, and we have an American official that lost their life. And the first thing that comes out is that we’re going to apologize for something that a Christian, Coptic individual posted in a video on his Facebook site. So now, if we’re going to start eschewing our freedom of speech rights to apologize to people for these type of attacks, Greta, you’re only get even more of this. This is rewarding bad behavior, and I think you’re going to see this dovetail into other countries. … I think it’s a horrific response that we’re apologizing. We’re accepting the blame for this which means you’re going to feel more of this response. …

Spot-on. It is insane — insane – that we should feel the need to tiptoe around the tender feelings of violent, overzealous radical Islamists (or, as some in the MSM now seem to be oh-so-subtly calling them, “ultraconservative” Islamists — really, guys?). Freedom of religion and freedom of speech are human rights, and I don’t mean that like ‘universal healthcare’ is supposed to be a human right (which, by the way, it isn’t). They are undeniable, inalienable, universal rights — absolutely no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it — and for representatives of the United States to get all sheepish and showcase their willingness to be bullied on that point makes me extremely nervous, to say the least.

Here’s what that Great American Sarah Palin had to say:

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

– Sarah Palin

Is there any question, any question at all, why I endorsed a Palin/West Presidential ticket last year?

The Obama administration is absolutely an international disgrace to our nation. NBC is disgraceful. The mainstream media with its Left-Wing agenda — not bias but agenda — is a disgrace to our nation. MSNBC, with its anti-Constitutional, Socialist agenda, is an absolute disgrace to America, to journalism, to anything representing honorable values.

And if anyone holds any value whatsoever for the opinions or “journalism” coming out of MSNBC, that person is both a fool and an idiot, and cannot be considered to be a valuable contributing member to society.

Posted in Character, Constitution, Constitution Shredded, crime, Islam, Liberal, media, Obama, Palin, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politics, Religion, Socialists, society, truth, war | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Is Leon Panetta Actually Moamar Qadafi?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/15

No, he’s not.

I wanted to make that crystal clear, but there’s a definite reason why I asked the question. Allahpundit quotes the New York Times regarding an incident involving the Obama Administration and the US Military. Actually, it’s about the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Defense and the US Military. More accurately, it’s about the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Defense (the guy in charge of all of the US Military) and the US Military in Afghanistan.

The Obama Administration was so fearful of their own Secretary of Defense’s life, surrounded by US Military personnel with weapons that the US Military was forced to “lay down their weapons” before being forced to listen to the Obama Administration’s own Secretary of Defense! Never in my life have I ever heard of a SecDef needing to disarm the Military before being able to appear before the Military, for fear of his life!

It is laughable that the Obama Administration is so fearful of the US Military that the Obama Administration has to disarm the US Military before speaking in front of it. It also shows the absolute disdain for the US Military that the Obama Administration has.

The connection with Moamar Qadafi? (And why he was always a Colonel and never promoted himself to General or Field Marshall is beyond me.) Moamar Qadafi was so fearful of a military coup (like the one he used to gain power) that he, in essence (or possibly in actuality) disbanded the Libyan military and replaced them with mercenaries who were not tied to Libya but were tied to the Qadafi paycheck. And the Obama Administration is so fearful of the US Military that it has to disarm them before their boss can talk to them.

What a pitiful picture that paints!

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We Are Involved In Four Wars

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/10

The US is involved in four different wars. We are still in Iraq, fighting insurgent Islamic Terrorists. We are in Afghanistan and Pakistan (yes), fighting Al Qaida and the Taliban. We are in Libya (with ground troops as well), fighting Qadafi and giving aid to Islamic Terrorists who are fighting Qadafi. We are in Yemen, bombing Al Qaida.

Here’s the real deal, folks. Barack Obama and much of the Left are being hypocritical. I’ll get to whether we should be doing what we are doing later, but the point is the Left’s position under Bush compared to the Left’s position under Obama. And the dishonesty among the Left in regards to Obama’s actions compared to Bush’s actions.

The Left, and Barack Obama, accused Bush of Cowboy Diplomacy in his actions against Hussein and the Taliban. The Left accused Bush of unilateral engagement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, despite the truth proving the Left lied. And now that Obama has continued both of Bush’s actions, and amplified the actions in Afghanistan and into Pakistan, the Left has been largely quiet.

Obama entered into Libya with an international coalition that is less than half the size of Bush’s Iraq coalition, but the Left declared Obama’s actions to be internationally supported and Bush’s actions to be unilateral. Typical hypocrisy and deceit from the Left. Obama also entered into Libya without Congressional approval, a violation of the US Constitution and the War Powers Act, and continues to thumb his nose at the US Constitution and the War Powers Act. And Obama has gone well beyond the UN permissions upon which he based his attacks. The UN permitted “no-fly zones” and not regime change. Obama, from the beginning, went well beyond “no-fly zones” in his war on Libya. And Obama sent in ground troops, which is outside UN approval. (The UN can go suck green persimmons for all I care, but it’s the UN decision that Obama used — and subsequently violated — for his actions.)

Obama has unilaterally involved the US in bombing campaigns against Al Qaida in Yemen. Ed Morrissey states that Obama has Congressional authority in an over-broad authorization Congress gave George W Bush. Okay, fine. I’m ambivalent. But I do support the killing of Al Qaida members and the obliteration of Al Qaida. That’s not the issue. The issue is Obama’s and the Left’s utter hypocrisy in this regard.

If anyone is using “cowboy diplomacy” it’s Barack Obama. Obama is acting like a dictator, making decisions without approval of Congress, totally disregarding Congressional oversight and the US Constitution and the War Powers Act. Obama is acting unilaterally in Yemen, beyond his UN mandate and without Congressional approval in Libya (with a far smaller coalition than Bush’s Iraq coalition). Obama is continuing Bush’s Iraq campaign despite his and the Left’s despise for it. Obama has greatly increased the Afghanistan battle sphere to include Pakistan, while hamstringing the military with outrageous Rules of Engagement. And far more innocents have died from Obama’s collateral damage than under Bush. And more US military have died or been injured due to Obama’s ROE than under Bush, year to year.

Should we be in Iraq and Afghanistan? Absolutely. Destroy the terrorists. Destroy Al Qaida and the Taliban. But Obama and the Left are busily wallowing in their hypocrisy regarding both.

Should we be bombing Al Qaida in Yemen? Absolutely. Destroy them. But Obama is going in unilaterally, which is hypocritical of him. And the Left’s silence is highly hypocritical.

Should we be in Libya, trying to overthrow Qadafi? Meh. But Obama has refused to get Congressional approval, a violation of the US Constitution and the War Powers Act. It is also hypocritical of Obama and the Left. Obama has also exceeded the UN mandate from day one, the very thing he and the Left used to permit the Libya war. Obama has also armed the very Islamic Terrorists we are fighting elsewhere. And the Left’s silence on that is highly hypocritical (Iran-Contra).

Whether we should be involved in the four wars is secondary to the absolute hypocrisy out of the Left in regards to each of the four wars. But without hypocrisy, the Left would have very little to operate with.

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NEWSFLASH: Syrian Journalist Starts Facing Facts

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/05

From Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

Via Carl in Jerusalem, this can almost literally be called a Road to Damascus moment — or perhaps a Road to Hama moment, as troops loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad are now surrounding the city where his father killed 10,000 people by dropping bombs on them. The Dubai-based Gulf News, which has no problem running Holocaust-denial columns on occasion and accusing Zionists and Nazis of conspiring to create a Holocaust hoax, published a column this weekend in which a Syrian journalist is shocked, shocked to discover that Arab dictators are much more brutal than Israelis have ever been…

Even so, al-Qasim tells Arabs that claims of Israeli brutality in the context of Arab treatment of their own people are just rubbish:

It is true that Israel is forcing an embargo on Gaza, but I do not think that the Israelis are preventing the Palestinians from getting their daily bread, whereas the security services in some Arab countries stopped cars carrying food from entering certain areas. Nor are the Israelis cutting off electricity, telephone and other communication services from houses, hospitals and schools.

It has been reported that the security services stopped nurses and doctors from treating the injured during certain Arab demonstrations as a punishment for rising against the ruling regime. The thugs contracted by the police to help quell protests went even further. They shot at ambulances.

Unlike in some Arab countries, Arabs living inside Israel can organise sit-ins very comfortably. And when the Israeli police intervenes, they never beat demonstrators to death. And if we compare how Israel treats Shaikh Raed Salah with the way some Arab dictators treat their opponents, we will be horribly surprised, as the Israelis are very much less brutal.


Al-Qasim concludes with an even more honest context:

Israel can always claim it is facing an enemy, whereas Arab dictators are facing their own people.

Israel is facing an enemy — an enemy that wants to exterminate them — and yet act with much more humanity than their enemies. That’s not shocking to the rest of the world. Maybe Arabs should start asking themselves why they’re just discovering this, and why they’re at war with Israel rather than the dictators that oppress them.

So, a Syrian journalist writing for an Arab newspaper that is willing to push Holocaust Denial begins to face facts: Arab dictators (and the Libyan dictator) are far more brutal and far less interested in human life than [people claim] the Israelis are. That’s a definite step in the right direction. Now, if he could only continue on for fuller truth: that the claims of Israeli brutality and disdain for human life are lies perpetrated by Israel’s enemies. Even so, Al Qasim goes far beyond what the American Left is willing do to face up to the actual truth. It doesn’t fit Teh Narrative, so the American Left will continue to ignore the ugly truth about their Middle East champions and the ugly truth about their own misrepresentation of Israeli activities, past, present and future.

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