"Legion" has additional comments on the proposed travel ban from West Africa.
"Legion" has additional comments on the proposed travel ban from West Africa.
"Legion" has some thoughts about the Ebola crisis.
Many of our politicians, media sycophants and ordinary citizens are confused as to why our tribal chieftain Hussein Obama is not going to shut down travel to/from west Africa. It seems to me the reasons are pretty obvious. (A) West Africa is made up of blacks; (B) He can't go against the bleeding heart PC liberals; (C) His administration tells us today that it would hurt those countries' economies, and of course (D) we're talking about his homeland here. You can bet if the epidemic had broken out in Norway there wouldn't be another flight in/our of Norway until the last patient is either dead or cured.There are some serious aspects that I haven't heard much talk about, which seems odd since this is all the media can talk about right now, but I think they're important enough to at lease mention. Here goes:1. ISIS must be laughing their tail ends off at what's happening. I can't help but believe they're frantically trying to figure out how to get more Ebola sufferers into America. Since Emir Obama refuses to close our borders that might be a good place for them to consider. Even these ISIS maggots will eventually figure that out.2. If Ebola ever hits Central & South America (See item #1 above as a possibility) there will be a mass migration of Hispanics to the US that we've never seen nor anticipated before. Either to flee the approaching disease or in hopes of finding a cure here. (As did Mr. Duncan). If/when that happens they'll swarm through our porous borders like milk through a sieve.3. Dr. Frieden of the CDC (a former community organizer per his admission) is obviously in over his head, as is the rest of the Obama administration from the president on down, and should be replaced immediately. (Course Obama should be, too, but we'll have to forget that for now). The CDC gave this last nurse permission to fly to and from Cleveland when she admitted to them that she had a temp of 98.6. She was told that 100.4 was their tipping point, so go ahead and make the trip. This is the same CDC who blamed the nurses for attracting Ebola from Mr. Duncan and who has change their story on how Ebola is spread almost daily.This is just another, and very dangerous, example of how incompetent, corrupt and just plain ignorant this administration is. I'd like to think that if/when the republicans win over both houses that things will change. Sorry, Our RINOs don't want to change anything the libs have started, they just want us to think they can manage those disasters better than the libs have.
"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!
"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown was a young black man, tall and big and strong, in Ferguson, MO. He thought he could shove around a small store owner and steal goods from the store with impunity. He thought he could walk down the middle of the street and block traffic with impunity. He thought he could assault a police officer and take away his gun because he was bigger and tougher than the officer and could cow him down, just like he had done to the store owner. He was wrong and he paid the price for his arrogance, stupidity and violent behavior with his life.
But other, similarly stupid people with a grudge against police started rumors based on lies that Brown had been shot in the back while he had his hands in the air in surrender. The rumors were gladly accepted as fact by those in the Ferguson looking for an excuse to protest against the police or just join the crowd to act out. The rumors were also gladly accepted as fact by certain unethical members of the media looking to hype up newspaper sales or TV ratings. The resulting protests and the media coverage attracted the criminal elements from far and wide for the opportunity to loot and pillage the community and attack police officers under the cover of being protesters.
The media loved it and provided 24-7 coverage, boosting TV ratings and newspaper sales nationwide. This attracted even more "protesters" who saw it as an opportunity to get seen on TV or get their picture in the newspaper. And so was born a vicious cycle of ever increasing violence, chaos, shooting victims, arson, teargas, fireworks and overwhelmed police. The governor sent in the National Guard to back up the police. The media were absolutely thrilled!
Some members of the media arrogantly thought they were protected by the First Amendment and, as free press, they could go wherever they pleased, whenever they pleased. They mixed in with the protesters and proudly spoke into their TV cameras that they were in the middle of the chaos and were reporting "live" from the scene. They refused orders from the police to "Get the f@#k out of there" and were promptly arrested. Apparently the media can be just as arrogant and stupid as the criminals and thugs.
So, what can we learn from all this?
1. If you jump on a police officer and try to take his gun, then when he tries to arrest you, you charge him like a bull in an arena, you can pretty much count on ending up in a hospital or morgue.
2. The media contribute greatly to making a bad situation worse and even actively participate in riling up a mob, because it's good for business and many reporters are apparently adrenalin junkies.
3. If you advertize opportunities for looting, pillaging and getting on TV, they will come in droves and raise the city to the ground.
4. Sending out one man patrol cars in a high crime area, or any area for that matter, is sheer stupidity and probably the result of a weak chief letting bean counters run his police department.
5. They're going to make a movie about Ron Johnson.
"Legion" has some thoughts on the Tea party.
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"Rook" has some thougts on Obama.
The average American voter doesn't understand military or diplomatic strategy or tactics. In fact, the average American voter probably doesn't understand the difference between strategy and tactics. By knowledge and training the average American voter is therefore unqualified to give an opinion on strategy, or the tactics used to ensure the success of a strategy.
So why does Obama consistently cater to his leftist base on matters of tactics and strategy involving the national security of this country? The majority of Obama's base, and probably the majority of American voters, don't want American "boots on the ground" in Iraq. Is that a good reason to NOT deploy American troops to protect our national security interests? Is that a good reason to NOT develop a strategic plan for all contingencies in Iraq? Is that a good reason to NOT arm our allies in the region, like the Kurds?
Obama has a DUTY to do whatever is necessary to protect our national security interests. Anything less is treason. So why does he only do what is popular with voters? They don't know the best course of action except by a lucky guess. The reason is fear!
Obama fears leading, lest he be judged on his leadership. Leadership is also time consuming and requires commitment. That would interfere with golfing, vacations and fund raising. Too big a sacrifice for his lifestyle.
Obama is also in fear of alienating his base, lest he be without ANY fans at all, outside of the Muslims of the world. That would ruin his legacy, which is all important to him and Michelle. That's the reason for his fevered fund raising, to build the Obama Library (is it planned for Chicago, Honolulu or Nairobi?).
The question now is will Obama finally do his duty, or will the Pentagon have to step up and do it for him? I think Obama would be okay with that, as long as he could continue to golf, vacation and raise funds.