"Ernie" has some thoughts on our air war against ISIS.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on our air war against ISIS.
"Legion" has some thoughts on America's ISIS.
"Rook" has some thoughts on Obama's record.
The last Bush administration had a policy of taking the fight against Islamic terrorism to the terrorists, to fight them on their own turf instead of fighting them here at home. That policy resulted in NO Islamic terrorist attacks for the remainder of Bush's two terms in office after nine-eleven.
When Obama came into power he ordered the withdrawal of ALL U.S. troops from Iraq, leaving a vacuum of military sway in the region. Obama also initiated a policy of "leading from behind" and "No troops on the ground" in the war on Islamic terrorism, leaving the fight to the Arabs and Persians. All we have left in the fight against Islamic terrorism is a paltry couple thousand troops in Afghanistan, left there at the request of the Afghan president.
In the meantime Obama's policies have nurtured the growth and spread of both ISIS and Al Qaeda, the fall of Yemen to Iran backed Houti fighters (resulting in the loss of our last remaining Human Intelligence in the region), the destabilization of Libya, Iraq, Syria and large swaths of North Africa. Trade routes by sea are increasingly threatened. We have had ISIS and Al Qaeda attacks here at home, in Canada and most of Europe. ISIS has trained fighters living among us at home and thousands more in Mexico and Canada, planning to stage more attacks against us.
While the Middle East and Africa are in turmoil and Europe is shaking in their boots because of Obama's "leading from behind" and "no boots on the ground" policies, the Russians and China have been emboldened. Russia is staging clandestine military invasions of neighboring countries and China has expanded it's naval and other military assets into the waters of other countries, seizing islands and making claims of "territorial waters" in areas of open sea that have been free for all to navigate.
While Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have substantially increased their military and naval buildup, Obama and the Democrats have cut our military to the bone. Weapons and aircraft projects that took decades to develop have been cancelled or severely curtailed. We have decreased our available "boots on the ground" to a pittance of what they were seven years ago.
It took the United States a hundred years and two world wars to become the sole superpower and greatest peace keeper the world has ever known. It has taken Obama and his Democrats a short few years to weaken or destroy most of the diplomatic and military gains of the last hundred years.
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“Manx” has some thoughts on Yemen. Current events. Something I looked forward to and enjoyed in grammar school. Each week we students would stand in front of class and share with our peers what we’d noticed was going on in the world. Not who is going to run for president in XXXX years. Not who was born where and what religion or cult they are hiding. No consternation over a political figure who might be impeachable but will be gone long before any impeachment process could take effect – if at all.
I remember one of those current event days. Stood there in front of the class and announced “Today is National Pickle Day.” Probably heard it on either Arthur Godfrey’s or Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club radio shows. The teacher lost it. Go to the principal’s office and don’t pass Go. Mom was called to the school. Thankfully it happened then. Today I’d be sent to a snake pit and have Ritalin forced down my gullet like a fattened goose.
However I stand before you today with my current event. Something that is overlooked by choice or happenstance. It’s Yemen. No, not the marines giving up their guns Yemen. Not the Yemen Nelson DeMille wrote about in “The Panther” (one of his lesser works). Not 99% of the cesspool Yemen is but rather the strategic place it holds on a mere eighteen mile-wide corridor of the Red Sea. If things continue as they have then despots will control the south end of the Red Sea and in turn the Suez Canal.
Yemen will become a Gibraltar without the apes. A Gibraltar that extorts free shipping or possibly strangles it entirely.
Quotes are easy to find. Here’s a good one Churchill said in 1956 regarding the Suez Canal: “Tell them [Egypt/ or insert any contemporary Middle Eastern dumping ground] that if we have any more of their cheek we will set the Jews on them and drive them into the gutter, from which they should never have emerged.” Too bad there’s no one that observant in current events today.
"Rook" has some thoughts on one of Obama's appointees.
Huma Abedin is to Hillary Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to Barack Obama, Clinton’s closest adviser and confidant. Huma was raised in Saudi Arabia and is a Muslim.
Her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is Pakistani and is still living in Saudi Arabia. She holds a professorship in Sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah and is said to be an “operative” of the Muslim Brotherhood, as was Abedin’s late father Syed Zainul Abedin. Syed was a lecturer at Aligarh Muslim University. At a celebration before Huma's wedding to former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Clinton said in a speech, "I only have one daughter. But if I had a second daughter, it would be Huma." While Clinton was Secretary of State, Huma was her Deputy Chief of Staff. Why only Deputy Chief of Staff? Because Huma “worked” there only part time, while also being an executive for the Clinton Foundation.
Huma‘s executive level position at State allowed her diplomatic access to ambassadors and leaders of other nations, especially Muslim nations since she is a Muslim and fluent in Arabic. During her time at State Huma also “worked” part time for Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm in investment banking and business intelligence. Teneo was formed in 2011 by Doug Band, former Counselor to President Clinton, along with former U.S. Ambassador Declan Kelly. During Huma’s tenure at the State Department, Teneo Holdings and the Clinton Foundation several Muslim nations, including Saudi Arabia, “donated” tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Huma was in a uniquely pivotal position while at State to access and move large sums of money for the Clinton Foundation. Is it a coincidence that millions of dollars moved from Muslim nations to the Clinton Foundation during the same period of time?
Is it a coincidence that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server in her home exclusively for both her official and personal emails, thus preventing ANY ACCESS to her emails to and from Huma, or anyone else? Is it a coincidence that Huma also had an account on Clinton’s private email server, so that Huma’s emails to and from the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, or anyone else, are also inaccessible? Is it a coincidence that, by Clinton’s own admission, all emails on her private email server have been deleted and the hard drive has been “wiped clean”? If American voters turn out to be so stupid that they would elect someone like Hillary Clinton as their President, after eight years of Barack Obama, then America is already doomed by Darwin’s scientifically proven process of Natural Selection.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on the recent massacre of Christians by Muslim terrorists.
"Peter" has some thoughts on Hillary Clinton.
“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump
Do we want a president that has so little faith in our government that they set up their own private email server and email system in their own house because they don’t trust government systems?
Do we want a president that has so little integrity that they set up their own private email server in their own house because they don’t want anyone outside their own nefarious circle of coconspirators to ever see their communications with each other?
Do we want a president that is so stupid that they tell us lie after lie, changing their story so often that they can’t remember all their lies and thus gets caught?
Do we want a president that is so incompetent that they would allow their ambassador and other staff to be murdered and then lie about it, knowing that nobody could prove their incompetence because all of their communications are on their private server in their home and unavailable to anyone, whether a Congressman or a reporter using a FOIA request?
Do we want a president that is so calloused and evil that they would lie to the families of the victims, in the presence of the flag-draped coffins, about the circumstances of their murders – several days after the truth had been leaked to the press?
Do we want a president that is so lawless that after the existence of their private server and email system is discovered and subpoenaed they refuse to allow inspection of the contents and instead delete all the emails and wipe the server clean?
Do we want a president that is so arrogant that they openly mock the government and people they seek to lead, while hiding behind lawyers and heaps of destroyed evidence?
How stupid is Hillary Clinton to think that WE are that stupid?
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"Peter" has some thoughts on Islam and extremists. The “prophet” Mohammad and his armies tried to conquer the world and rid it of all “infidels,” which are all Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and everyone else in the world who is not a Muslim. Subsequent Islamic leaders down through the centuries have tried to mimic their prophet by launching military campaigns, invading other countries and slaughtering the “infidels” who lived there.
When the religious leader of Iran publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him. When the ISIS Emir publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him.
They are not being extreme about their religion; they are following the example of their prophet and what is written in their holy book, the Qur’an. The difference between Iran, the Shiites and ISIS, the Sunnis is a squabble about doctrine that is irrelevant to us. It’s like the difference between Catholics and Protestants.
Rather than extremists or radicals a better description for ISIS and Iran is Islamic fundamentalists. They view the rest of the world as a corrupting influence on Muslims everywhere. They appeal to their own, especially their youth, to resist corruption and sin and help to rebuild the Islamic Caliphate of their prophet. That is why so many Muslims living in the west are responding to the siren call of doing battle against evil and earning a place in paradise by killing infidels.
The Sunni sect and the Shiite sect each consider the other to be heretical and no better than infidels. They are each in the process of positioning themselves to stage a prolonged and bloody war against each other for control of an Islamic Caliphate comprising the entire Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. Once their war is settled, if ever, the winner will attempt to expand their territory by invading Europe.
Their hostilities have been going on for centuries, but for many decades it percolated in the background, held in check by the military power of the United States and Europe. But Barack Hussein Obama, as the Muslim raised democrat President of the United States, has withdrawn and reduced our military power, allowing the percolating hatred between Sunnis and Shiites to explode into open warfare. If their war ends in unification the west and the United States will be targeted for invasion and war.
In the meantime both Sunnis and Shiites will not overlook any opportunity to attack their common enemy – everyone who is not a Muslim!
"Legion" has some thoughts on what the Department of Homeland Security thinks about threats to America.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on the measles outbreak.
I was under the impression that we had long ago virtually eliminated diseases like chicken pox, polio, measles, small pox and other assorted diseases by nationwide immunization programs instituted by schools, not the federal government. If the feds had been running the program half of our population would probably have died away by 1964. When I was a young boy riding my dinosaur to school, nurses administered the shots at the schools at the beginning of each school year. The only ways you could not be immunized was if you had a written medical excuse from your doctor or if you objected for religious reasons.The point being that the dreaded diseases we were fighting almost faded completely away. Now in 2015 we've got an epidemic? What happened? Of course the liberal socialists say it's because the federal government hasn't set up a department with a $60B annual budget to enforce schools to do what they used to do anyway. I have another idea.How many tens of thousands of young illegals (18 and under) have flooded into the USA in the past 4-5 years? Didn't over 40,000 just sneak in just last year whereby Emir Obama quickly distributed them all over the country so they couldn't be located and deported? We supposedly have 12-18 million illegals living among us, a vast majority of them unscreened or immunized. Do you believe that Obama's "open door" policy resulting in massive numbers of illegals flooding our borders, and the near epidemic of a measles outbreak is just a coincidence?California prides itself in being a sanctuary state, so again is it just a coincidence the measles outbreak began in California? Disneyland is targeted as the starting line for the outbreak. Well duh, where do most visitors and illegals want to go when they first get to Cali-y'know-fornia? Think it might be Disneyland?Instead of spending billions for a federally controlled immunization program that won't work, why not mandate local school systems to do it? Then just maybe we could take all those billions and use them to seal the border and stop the endless flow of unscreened illegals from entering the country. Course I guess then the dems would have to figure out how to let south-of-the-border Hispanics vote in our national elections.