"Legion" has some thoughts about our border.
"Legion" has some thoughts about our border.
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"Rook" has some thoughts on Obama and Islam.
Obama was being briefed by Pentagon brass recently on the air campaign against ISIS. An Air Force general explained that air strikes alone would not defeat ISIS because they had such broad support in the Muslim world and volunteers coming from around the world.
It was an informal briefing on the expanded bombing campaigns to take place in both Syria and Iraq. In a fit of rage, Obama snaps at all the U.S. military brass: “Don’t you dare try and paint all of Islam with the same brush." Obama threw a hissy fit and stomped out of the room remarking they were trying to tie the Islamic State (ISIS) to Islam. His tantrum reportedly took place in the afternoon of last week just prior to his departure to Camp David. Halfway through the briefing, President Obama stood up clearly agitated, and walked out of the room. The casually dressed Obama returned to the briefing moments later with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett alongside him. His mood continued to indicate he was still very upset. The senior adviser made a couple pointed remarks to the Pentagon representatives, reminded them the president had already had a very busy day, and then both she and the president once again left the room. Within seconds, Barack Obama returned again to the just concluded briefing, pointing at the still seated Pentagon staff and indicating how “inappropriate” it was to “try and paint all of Islam with the same brush.” The president repeated similar remarks, his mood going from agitation to outrage. His voice carried to several other West Wing offices. The senior adviser, who did not originally return with the president into the briefing, suddenly reappeared alongside him, as well as the president’s personal aide. She was smiling, and telling everyone “we’re done here” which she repeated several times and then led the president back out of the room.
It wasn’t a good night for Democrats. I watched MSNBC a good portion of the evening, just to savor the gloom on Chris Matthews face. Disillusioned Independents and Democrats joined Republicans to send the Obama Administration and Obama Democrats a message: We’re sick and tired of your ineptness, your imperial attitude, and your general unresponsiveness to working Americans. After a short celebration, the Republicans are going to have to deliver to the American people—if they expect to remain in power and to regain the White House in 2016.
Amnesty: Obama will no doubt try to enfranchise millions of illegal aliens by some type of executive action before the new Senate take their seats. This will probably fail, but when the new Republican Senate is sworn they are going to have to deal with it. I would look for some kind of modified amnesty to be passed. If the Republicans fail to do this, they will risk forever losing the Hispanic vote.
ObamaCare: This is an unqualified disaster that Democrats don’t want to talk about, but again once the Republicans are going to have to either repeal ObamaCare or modify it. The Republicans will have to decide what to do with this monstrosity. I doubt they will abolish it. I would expect them to pass a modification that will water it down and make it less financially onerous.
ISIS: Obama campaigned on getting us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and this is what polls showed the American people wanted; however, they wanted it with honor. In his zeal to be the President who got us out of foreign entanglements, Obama disregarded his military advisors who wanted to leave a residual force to keep order. The Republicans will have to decide whether we will once again have boots on the ground, and how many.
Economy: Despite all the Democratic cheerleading for a supposed rising economy, the American people know better. The average American still has friends who have lost their jobs, and their wages aren’t moving up. Obama keeps trumpeting the fact that we have a one or two percent inflation rate, but when Americans go to their grocery stores, they see higher and higher prices, smaller packages, and meat priced so high that many Americans are limiting it to once or twice a week. The Republicans are going to be expected to fix the economy. If they don’t, they will pay the price.
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"Legion" has some predictions for the upcoming election.
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"Legion" has additional comments on the proposed travel ban from West Africa.
"Legion" has some thoughts on the separarion of church and state.
"Peter" sent the following on ISIS.
The Sykes-Picot Agreement
If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of the modern state of Israel when examining the history of Middle Eastern conflicts, Beck said you actually have to go back to 1916, T.E. Lawrence and World War I. This is the last time the Arab world had a united Islamic State led by a religious leader: the Ottoman Empire, the caliphate, The Allies knew the Ottoman Empire could shut down key shipping routes and cripple Britain’s economy, and France’s. They had to neutralize it. So Great Britain sent over an Army officer from Britain, and his name was T.E. Lawrence. There was a great movie made about him, with Peter O’Toole, called ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’
Lawrence was tasked with convincing the Arabs to fight against the Ottoman Empire. After Lawrence promised the Arabs rule over a new united Arab kingdom of greater Syria — which encompassed present day Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and parts of Iraq and Jordan — he succeeded. To get to the root of the current Middle East conflict, that is your starting point,” Beck said. “It is at the center of everything that is happening today. But Great Britain never intended to honor the promises that they made. They had used the Arabs in order to protect their own interests. Remember, they needed to get the Ottoman Empire out of the way of their trade routes. The entire time Lawrence was negotiating with the Arabs, Great Britain was secretly negotiating with France, planning how they were going to divide up the Middle East after the war. They needed to make sure there was no united Arab kingdom that would ever get in the way.
Under the Sykes-Picot agreement, the British and the French drew new boundaries, fracturing the region so the British and their allies in the region could control it. The goal was to divide the Arabs, not to unite them. Divide them, so they could protect the trade routes. They didn’t care about the Arabs, they didn’t care about the Jews, they didn’t care about anything except the trade routes. The Arabs were forced to accept this western European model of the nation-states because they had no choice. Arab resentment toward Europe grows in the wake of that treaty, Sykes-Picot, where they have divided everything and made new lines...and turned Lawrence into a liar.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In the decades after the Sykes-Picot Agreement, after the Ottoman Empire collapsed, the British created the British Mandate for Palestine. The area east of the Jordan River was called Transjordan, and the area west of it was a land for the Jewish people. How would the Arab world be able to unite now? They needed a new rallying cry. They would use the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. They needed to start blaming the Jews, the pawns. The motive becomes clear when you see how the Arab world reacted when the British Mandate in Palestine was set to expire. The Palestinian Arabs were about to be presented with a chance to finally have what they said they’d always dreamed of. All they wanted was their own land. So now, here comes the UN, and they have this mandate. Remember, the British put together this partition, Transjordan and the Israeli state. So it was a two-state solution. It was split 56 percent Jewish, 43 percent Arab. 56 looks big, but much of the land’s not hospitable for crops, so it’s pretty close. Jerusalem, an international zone. The Jewish people accepted the plan. And if a Palestinian homeland was the goal for the Arab world — not the Palestinians, the Arab world — all they had to do was agree. But remember, the scapegoat would go away.
The real goal was uniting the Arab kingdom, one united Arab kingdom, a return of the Islamic Caliphate, gaining control of greater Syria. If you make peace with Israel, that all goes out the window. So when the Palestinians were presented with what they said they had always wanted, a nation of their own, they said no. And the Arab world promised that they would get the Palestinians a homeland, waging all-out war on Israel.
By all reasonable estimates, Israel should have been utterly destroyed. Five Arab armies with huge advantages in armor, artillery, and air force fought against Israel. Despite suffering huge casualties early on, somehow this tiny new nation, the Jewish people, with clandestine help from the U.S. military, managed to stave off the assault and then go on the offensive. But one aspect of the War of 1948 isn’t well known today. Before the war broke out, Jordan made a secret deal with Israel. They wanted the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jews weren’t promised this land in the UN partition, so they agreed to let Jordan take it. Jordan actually attacked Palestinian Arabs to get that land. Where is that in the history books? Egypt wanted southern Palestine. Iraq wanted the entire fertile crescent under their control, and Syria and Lebanon wanted northern Palestine — but where would the Palestinian state be?
You see, it wasn’t about freedom for the Palestinian Arabs, or the Jewish occupation. This war was what wars are always about — land, power, control. Israelis today remember it as the war of Independence. Palestinians call it the nakba, ‘catastrophe.’ But when you actually know the history, the only catastrophe for the Palestinians was when they rejected their chance of a nation of their own, and then were sold out by their Arab neighbors.
The Islamic fundamentalists of ISIS are trying to regain the territory they were promised before the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you understand that, the revolutions of the Arab Spring and the goals of ALL Islamic fundamentalists become much clearer. How do they get there? First thing you do is destabilize the region. To get rid of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, you have to go after the dictators.
The Reincarnation of the Islamic Caliphate
Obama, and all of us, cheered when we got rid of the dictators in Egypt, Libya and Iraq. Now we’re going after Assad in Syria. Next will be Jordan and Lebanon, and then Israel. Obama has been, and will continue to be a key player in reincarnating the Islamic Caliphate. He assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in deposing Mubarak in Egypt. He provided military assistance in deposing Kaddafi in Libya. He is negotiating with the Turks to depose Assad in Syria and providing arms to anti-Assad rebels, even those with links to terrorists like Al Qaeda. He has withheld military aid to Israel and Jordan that past presidents considered necessary. He has shackled our own military with ROE that makes it impossible to effectively defeat ISIS or save the non-Muslim populations of Iraq and Syria.
Actions speak louder than words.
Obama was raised as a Muslim. He was educated in a madrasah. In college he proclaimed himself to be a Muslim, as stated on his passport. As a candidate for president he stated in his book "Audacity of Hope" that 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.' Obama is now in the process of fulfilling his promise, to the detriment of the U.S., our Western and Israeli allies and all the millions of non-Muslims in the Middle East who have been there for more than a thousand years and are now being slaughtered, to the shame of "humanitarian" America.
Some say Obama is the worst president in history. That is true, but not because of incompetence. He is a traitor and the best agent the Islamic fundamentalists have ever known. He has done more damage to this country and the Middle East in his nearly six years than all the Islamic terrorists in the world could have done in five hundred years. To stop the slaughter, restore foreign alliances and the dignity and economy of America, Obama should be retired to prison for the remainder of his life.
Source Credit for some Historical passages, which were edited or rewritten: Glen Beck
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"Peter" has some thoughts on President Obama's speech on ISIS or ISIL.
I just listened to Rand Paul, among others, critiquing Obama’s ISIS speech. In agreement with Obama that ISIS is not an Islamic organization, but an aberrant ideology, Obama’s and Paul’s politically correct interpretation of ISIS ideology couldn’t be more wrong. Paul can be excused for ignorance, but Obama knows better because he was raised and educated as a Muslim. His Indonesian passport, which he still used for travel to Pakistan while in college, listed his religion as Muslim.
Here’s what Obama knows that Paul, and most people who aren’t Muslim, don’t know. The prophet Muhammad, from Mecca, was a general who led a fierce war on the Arabian peninsula between 622 and 632 A.D. He first conquered Medina, where he enacted the Constitution of Medina and many laws aimed at ridding the region of other faiths. Everyone not a Muslim would be required to convert to Islam, or leave, or be murdered. Muhammad then took 10,000 men and conquered Mecca, where he enacted the same laws. He eventually united the entire Arabian peninsula as an Islamic Caliphate under one flag, the black flag of Islam. In the following years thousands of Pagans, Jews, Christians, etc. were put to death in the name of Islam. Then they set out to conquer the world. Between 633 and 1453 the Islamic Jihad forces conquered vast areas from Byzantium to Spain and very nearly conquered all of Europe.
ISIS is doing nothing more than emulating the original beginning of Islam, with Baghdadi in the role of Muhammad. Baghdadi wants to re-establish the original Islamic Caliphate and reunite all of the Arabian peninsula, just as Muhammad had done. Only this time they intend to eventually conquer all of Europe. This is NOT radical or extremist Islam. Rather, it is FUNDAMENTALIST Islam. Baghdadi has been receiving assistance from Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and many other states in the region because they UNDERSTAND what he is doing. If he succeeds in reuniting the Arabian peninsula, the next step will be incorporating the other Muslim countries around the world into the Caliphate. The final step is to conquer Europe.
Most Muslims immigrants, whether here or in Europe, UNDERSTAND what is going on. They won’t tell you or me because we are the infidels that must be eliminated. But they know. That’s why so many Muslim citizens from the U.S. and Europe are flocking to Syria to join up and be part of the glorious reincarnation of the Islamic Caliphate. And that’s why Islam is not compatible with democratic societies and Muslims aren’t trustworthy neighbors for infidels.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on the GOP.
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"Rook" has some thoughts on the beheading of James Foley.
Obama's persistent cognitive dissonance has reared it's ugly head again...
Journalist James Foley was barbarically, savagely beheaded by a ISIS Muslim captor with a British accent. Now Obama is putting Eric Holder and his agents on the case to arrest, Mirandize and bring to trial in federal court Foley's executioner, who is apparently somewhere in Syria or Iraq. Then, if he's convicted, the taxpayers will support him in prison for the rest of his life - including cable TV, a gym for staying in condition, air conditioning, three meals a day and clothing. All the things he doesn't have now, costing the taxpayers $80,000 per year.
What resources do the Department of Homeland Security have to accomplish this mission? None! The idea is ridiculous, but politically it plays to Obama's base.
Why doesn't Obama task our SEALs to locate and capture the terrorist, interrogate him under military rules for any useful intelligence, then drop him into the propeller wash of an aircraft carrier? Because the liberals might not approve, although the vast majority of people would cheer for the SEALs and appreciate not having the expense of a trial and lengthy incarceration.
This is a prime example of Obama putting politics and self interest above the interests of the nation, which he has done consistently since taking office. For shame!