Archive for July, 2013

What for?, Re: The New Mideast Talks: Much Risk, Little Hope, but Still We Must Try, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Western concept of peace and the Islamic concept of peace are two very different things, which means that there can never be peace in the Western sense between Israel and the Palestinians because Islam and the Islamic concept of peace won’t permit it and because the Palestinians will never reject Islam and the Islamic concept of peace and use the Western concept of peace as the basis for any discussions or negotiations.

That in turn means that the current talks are a waste of time and effort and money and that everyone should just shut up and go home because Islam and the Islamic concept of peace makes peace in the Western sense between Israel and the Palestinians impossible.

Peace in the Western sense essentially means living in reconciliation and harmony and calm and tranquility with ones neighbors, despite whatever differences there may be. It means the absence of discord and fighting and war and that people don’t attempt to impose their viewpoints and way of life on others. Peace in the Islamic sense essentially means uniformity and conformity and strict adherence to Islam and the Islamic way of life. Peace in the Islamic sense means that everyone has to be a believer and conduct oneself according to Islam’s dictates, that peace does not and cannot exist as long as there are unbelievers. Believers cannot live in reconciliation and harmony and calm and tranquility with their unbeliever neighbors because they are mandated by Islam to turn them into believers, using violence as required. Peace in the Western sense means the absence of discord and fighting and war…peace in the Islamic sense guarantees all three.

Two very different, completely opposite concepts.

Palestinians will have to reject Islam and the Islamic concept of peace before there can be peace in the Western sense between them and Israel.

You can forget that.

Palestinians will also have to reject the Jew hatred and anti-semitism that pervades and poisons every aspect of their society and that is part of the nature and essence of Islam.

You can forget that too.

Like I said, these talks, like all talks before them, are a waste of time, effort and money and everyone should just shut up and go home.

Palestinians cannot make peace in the Western sense because Islam won’t permit it and Israel cannot make peace in the Islamic sense because that will mean committing national suicide.

Talks about ceasefire agreements or agreements about all manner of other things?

Sure.

Talks about true and lasting peace in the Western sense?

What for?

This is why no one believes Obama anymore, Re: The American Dream Turns Nightmare, Human Events, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

President Obama gave speeches in Illinois and Missouri last week in which he tried to convince Americans that his economic policies are on the right track and that the economy is recovering as a result.

Last weekend the Associated Press released research data which showed that “Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least part of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.”

That’s 80%.

And rising.

Obama said last week that “I’ve got a little over twelve hundred days left in office.” and “I am going to spend every waking minute of every one of those days thinking about, and then acting upon, any good ideas out there that are going to help ordinary Americans succeed.”

This week Americans learned that Obama and his family will be going on holiday to Martha’s Vineyard for eight days starting on August 10. They will be staying at a 7.6 million dollar luxury home which sits on 9.5 acres and has tennis courts, swimming pools, a gymnasium, ocean views and a basketball court among its features.

This on top of an enormous inordinate number of holidays, excursions, golfing days and time off spent goofing around instead of actually working he’s already taken during his Presidency, holidays, excursions, golfing days and time off spent goofing around that cost American taxpayers an enormous amount of money just like this holiday is.

Obama the absentee President?

Absolutely.

Presumably Obama won’t take advantage of any of the amenities of the Martha’s Vineyard house and will spend every waking minute there thinking about the economy.

Right.

And the moon is made of green cheese too.

And that my friends is why no one believes him anymore, why he has no credibility anymore.

What he says and what he actually does are very, very different.

His rhetoric and his reality are very, very different.

Its not just the economy either.

Its national security, infringement of Americans freedom and civil liberties, international relations, the Middle East, his personal and professional past, anything and everything he talks about, anything and everything he does.

Maybe the moon really is made of green cheese.

Right.

Photo-op maybe, peace, not a chance, Re: Would Americans Release Terrorist Killers? Commentary Magazine, July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Palestinians have demanded that Israel release terrorists held in Israeli prisons who murdered and maimed Israeli civilians in terrorist attacks down through the years before they would deign to sit down with her and re-open peace “talks” in Washington.

That’s Israeli civilians, Israeli babies, children, women and old people.

The demand was backed by the Obama administration and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed very hard to get the Israelis to agree to it, even though it was clearly very painful for them and even though they clearly didn’t want to do it, for several reasons.

Israel knows from bitter experience that such releases are futile and have about as much chance of leading to peace with the Palestinians as the American economy has of recovering before Obama leaves office, that is to say none. Israel also knows that the released terrorists will be welcomed back as heroes, that they will be glorified, that their actions will be celebrated and that many of them will go on to murder and maim again. Israel also rightly believes that such releases cheapen and devalue the lives of Israelis who were murdered and maimed in terrorist attacks, that they in effect sanction and legitimize the shedding of Israeli blood in terrorist attacks and that they project weakness and encourage more terrorist attacks on civilians in the future.

The decision by the Obama administration to back the demand and push hard to get the Israelis to agree to it was stupid, shortsighted, immoral, hypocritical and unconscionable.

It was stupid because Obama and his administration should know that the Palestinians are no more interested in peace with Israel than I am in flying to the moon and that while the prisoner release may play a part in bringing them to Washington that is as far as it will go because peace is simply not part of their agenda and never has been. It might lead to a nice photo-op or two which would of course be politically expedient for Obama but no more than that.

It was shortsighted because Obama and his administration should know that the prisoner release will encourage and enable more terrorist attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians and that it will make both the possibility of peace and peace itself even more remote than they already are.

It was immoral because it told the Palestinians that is o.k. to carry out terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians, that it is o.k. to murder and maim Israeli civilians, that blowing up buses or setting off car bombs or blowing up restaurants or placing backpacks full of explosives in crowded areas is acceptable and just fine and that there won’t be any long term consequences for such barbaric behaviour. It also inadvertently makes any condemnation of such attacks on American civilians sound hollow because if they’re o.k. in Israel they’re o.k. in America too. What’s acceptable for Israelis is acceptable for Americans as well, isn’t it?

It was hypocritical because no American government would agree to release terrorists who were incarcerated for carrying out terrorist attacks on Americans, for murdering and maiming American civilians. Would Americans release the 9/11 terrorists for example or other terrorists who murdered and maimed American civilians? Not a chance. Would Americans ever do what they are asking Israelis to do? No, they wouldn’t.

It was unconscionable for all of the above reasons.

We know why Palestinians made the demand and why Obama and his administration backed it and pushed so hard for it.

Why did the Israelis agree to it though?

Maybe Obama and his administration made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, as the saying goes.

Or maybe they outsmarted Obama, his administration and the Palestinians.

Maybe they think that the Palestinians will show yet again that they have no interest whatsoever in peace, that these “talks” will collapse because the Palestinians aren’t willing or able to negotiate about anything least of all peace, that the Americans will wind up with egg on their face, that they will be absolved because they showed yet again that they are willing and able to make painful concessions to bring peace and that in the end they won’t have to release anyone because the Palestinians either won’t show up for the “talks” in the first place or will walk away as they have so many times in the past.

In any case, Americans should be utterly ashamed of Obama and his administration for backing the prisoner release and pushing so hard for it. It does more than just send a terrible message to terrorists everywhere. It sanctions and legitimizes murdering and maiming civilians…it says that the United States of America views murdering and maiming civilians as a useful tool, as an acceptable means to an end.

As long as the civilians aren’t American of course.

If that isn’t enough to make Americans ashamed of Obama and his administration I don’t know what would be.

Islamists vs. Islamists and everyone else more like it, Re: Islamist vs. Islamist, National Post, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Islamists vs. Islamists and everyone else would have been a much better headline for this story in the National Post.

Islamists have been attacking, butchering and killing other Islamists in the name of Islam since Islam’s very beginning 1,400 odd years ago. The bloodshed and killing has been going on for all that time and is going on today all over the world just as it always has.

Nothing new there at all.

Islamists have also been attacking, butchering and killing unbelievers in the name of Islam since Islam’s very beginning 1,400 odd years ago. Attacking, butchering and killing unbelievers has been going on for all that time too and is also going on today all over the world just as it always has.

Nothing new there either.

Christians and Jews have long been especially reviled and singled out for degradation and death by Islamists but no unbeliever is immune or ever has been. Violence and killing are at the core of Islam and no unbeliever has ever been safe or is safe today, Christian, Jew or not.

Islamists attacking, butchering and killing other Islamists, Christians, Jews and unbelievers of all persuasions is a story as old as Islam itself.

Islam and Islamists also kill civilizations and have from the very beginning as well.

Western civilization is under attack by Islam and Islamists and Islam and Islamists are threatening its survival. Islam and Islamists are becoming more and more prominent in the life of every single Western country there is and every single Western country there is has found its laws, values, institutions and way of life undermined, ignored and overridden. From no-go zones in cities and towns throughout Europe to taxi rapes and sex grooming gangs in Britain to banlieues in France to terrorist bombings in the United States to censorship and the stifling and elimination of free speech and freedom of expression everywhere to the de facto imposition of Sharia throughout the West and on and on Islam and Islamists are on the march and advancing all over, the goal being to conquer the West and turn it into an Islamic entity governed by Islamic law.

Nothing new there either. The Gates of Vienna anyone?

If Western countries fail to recognize and understand just how serious the situation is and fail to take remedial action in time Western civilization may very well die, as have other civilizations before it. Given the inroads that Islam and Islamists has made and are making throughout the West they had better hurry up because time really is of the essence.

Ruining the economy, Obama’s economic agenda, Re: Obama Presides Over Worst Economy Ever, Gives Speech Full of Crazy Lies Promising Pie in the Sky, FrontPage Magazine, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

President Obama gave a speech in Illinois yesterday in which he tried to convince Americans that his economic policies are on the right track and that the economy is recovering as a result. Americans know better and the speech fell on deaf ears. It was virtually universally panned and was full of lies, distortions and meaningless rhetoric and very few people gave it any credence at all.

Obama’s economic policies are on the right track however.

For him and his fellow anti-American ideologues, not for America and Americans.

I was originally going to call this little essay ’Obama’s economic agenda ruining the economy’. Then I thought that’s backwards and decided to call it “Ruining the economy, Obama’s economic agenda” instead. I did that because I have long thought that Obama fundamentally dislikes America and its freedom, values and institutions and that his sole purpose as President is to transform the country and make government the master of the people instead of the servant of the people, to crush American values and institutions, get rid of freedom and democracy and make government all knowing, all seeing and all controlling. A great way to do that is to ruin the economy and make Americans dependent on government for their economic survival, dependant on government for their food, which is precisely what Obama’s economic policies are doing. After all, if government controls a persons food and livelihood it controls everything and can get away with anything. That’s why the country’s economy is being ruined. A ruined economy will enable Obama and his fellow ideologues to transform America according to their wishes. Its all very cynical, very cruel, very calculated and is all being done on purpose.

One statistic will suffice to make the point. There are now over fifty million Americans on food stamps, which means that roughly one-sixth of the population needs assistance from government to eat. That is a massive increase over the number of Americans who were on food stamps when Obama was first elected in 2008. The number of Americans on food stamps is growing and growing every day, which in turn means that the economy is getting worse and worse every day. That is just one statistic, one indicator, that can be cited. There are many, many more. Suffice it to say that the American economy is in terrible shape and that things are getting worse by the minute.

By design.

Obama’s design.

Americans can see with their own eyes that Obama’s performance is ruining the country’s economy. If they take a serious look at his background, history, ideology and overall performance as President its easy to conclude that he is doing it on purpose and also easy to figure out the reason why.

I used to think that Obama was simply incompetent and that he was in way over his head. I don’t think that anymore. I think that he is extremely competent, that he has an agenda, that he is well on the way to achieving it and that he will achieve it if he is not stopped. Ruining America’s economy is a tool, a means to an end.

Obama wants to transform America alright.

Transform it by destroying it.

Americans need to come to the same conclusion.

Given the evidence, how can they not?

Americans need to get their mojo back, Re: The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs, Daily Mail, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Mark and Dana Gerstle and their two young children were trapped in their vehicle after it rolled over on a highway in Florida on July 17.

George Zimmerman was driving by, saw the upturned vehicle, pulled the family out and made sure they were safe before driving off.

The Gerstle’s have refused to speak publicly about Zimmerman because they think they will be accused of supporting him and portraying him as a hero, which would open them up to death threats and attacks.

Zimmerman is the hispanic Neighborhood Watch volunteer who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin last year, not far from where the rollover occurred as it happens. Martin was black and the verdict provoked outrage, demonstrations and riots all over the U.S. because it was seen as racist and symptomatic of the racism that supposedly pervades the country. Zimmerman and his family and defence team have received innumerable death threats and he has had to go into hiding as a result…the Black Panthers have even put a $10,000 bounty on him.

A family friend speaking on the condition of anonymity said “They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved”.

The towing company which removed the Gerstle’s vehicle from the highway has also refused to talk about the incident, no doubt for the same reason.

All over the country Americans are living in fear and allowing themselves to be bullied into silence and submission and nothing could make that more clear than the Gerstle’s refusal to so much as acknowledge Zimmerman’s role in their rescue or to thank him for saving them and their children because they were afraid to do so. That goes beyond cowardice. It is bowing to the dictates of petty dictators and the mob and giving them free rein to set the agenda, control the narrative, crush all dissent and do whatever they want to do.

It is also all too typical. American are afraid and are being bullied into silence and submission on any number of fronts by racists (including black ones and their white supporters and apologists), Islamists, academics, government officials and all sorts of other fanatics with agendas. That has had very serious consequences for the country and its freedom and values and institutions and could easily lead to the demise of all of them, to the demise of everything that defines the country and everything that Americans hold dear.

Shutting people up is the first step towards getting rid of freedom and democracy and people are being shut up by petty dictators, yes, including President Obama and his minions, all over the country. Freedom and democracy simply cannot be maintained if people are afraid to speak up and allow themselves to be bullied into silence and submission and that is precisely what’s happening everywhere in America today. Is the Gerstle’s cowardice the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’? No, it is not. The canary showed up long ago. Its just the latest example of a very dangerous and disturbing trend that’s all.

Maybe that explains why America is in such a mess.

Fear.

Americans better overcome their fear and get their mojo back and get it back soon because they’ll lose everything if they don’t.

Oh, and Zimmerman is a hero for rescuing the Gerstle family and the verdict in his trial was absolutely correct.

Anyone or everyone, that’s who, Re: After Detroit, Who’s Next?, Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The city of Detroit, Michigan just declared bankruptcy.

That’s Detroit, the city which was the engine of America’s economy for generations, the city that epitomized American manufacturing might, the city that was the backbone of American prosperity.

Bankrupt.

Nothing can symbolize the collapse of America’s economy more than that. Nothing can speak more eloquently about the collapse of America’s economy than that.

Detroit. Bankrupt. That says it all.

Who’s next asks the Wall Street Journal.

From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles and everywhere in between there are any number of possibilities. American cities both large and small are struggling mightily financially, are drowning in deficits and debt and unfunded liabilities, are finding it increasingly difficult to provide even adequate basic services, are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their financial obligations. American cities are teetering precariously on the edge of a financial cliff and any number of them could collapse financially and fall over.

Like Detroit.

The Federal Government is also teetering precariously on the edge of a financial cliff and could easily fall over as well. The Federal deficit is astronomical and is rapidly growing, the Federal debt is so big and increasing so fast that it is virtually beyond comprehension and unfunded liabilities are a major major problem in Washington too.

Individual Americans are teetering on the edge of a financial cliff and many of them could also easily fall over. Many of them already have. As of this writing, less than 48 per cent of the working age population has full time employment, 37% are not working or have dropped out of the labor force altogether and another 13% are working at part time jobs, which is a historic high…since 2008 (the year Obama became President) 70% of all jobs created have been in low paying sectors and the median family income has decreased by almost nine per cent…over the past five years the number of Americans living in poverty has increased by just under 31% to almost fifty million people…the poverty rate has increased from 12.5% of the total population in 2007 to 16.5% in 2012…there are now over fifty million Americans on food stamps as opposed to twenty six and a half million in 2007 and so on and so on.

All of that means the financial situation of individual Americans is every bit as bad and every bit as precarious as governments across the country, including the Federal Government..

All of that means that America’s and American’s finances are a total and complete mess.

All of that means that America and Americans are close to financial collapse and rapidly approaching the point of no return.

All of that means that America and Americans better get their financial house in order before the economy collapses completely and they go down the drain with it.

They shouldn’t look to President Obama for help though. This mess happened under his stewardship and his stewardship is what’s keeping them in it.

Think things were bad under former President Bush do you?

They’re infinitely, infinitely worse under Obama.

Not so fast John, Re: PLO official: Palestinian leadership hasn’t decided to resume talks yet, Jerusalem Post, July 21, 2013

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced last Friday that Israelis and Palestinians had agreed to resume peace talks in Washington this week. The announcement came after he made several trips to the Middle East trying to bring them back to the negotiating table and after arm twisting, pressure and threats were applied to both parties, to the Palestinians because they have no interest in real, lasting peace with Israel and to the Israelis because they know this and see no point in discussing peace anymore with people who demonstrably aren’t interested in it and never have been.

Kerry was being disingenuous when he announced that they had agreed to resume peace talks. They hadn’t. All they agreed to do was discuss a framework for the resumption of peace talks, not conduct peace talks themselves. That’s not the same thing, not the same thing at all.

Nevertheless, Yasser Abed Rabbo, a top Palestinian official and one of only two people authorized to comment on behalf of the Palestinian leadership, announced earlier today that Palestinians had not decided to meet with Israelis in Washington this week and would meet with them only if certain pre-conditions were met.

In other words, talks about talks would only take place if pre-conditions to the talks about talks were met. That’s not negotiating, that’s blackmail. That’s also very, very typical of the way Palestinians “negotiate”.

Abed Rabbo’s announcement directly contradicted Kerry’s earlier announcement and came after the Palestinian leadership was heavily criticized by Palestinians of all stripes for agreeing to sit down with Israelis and talk about talks. It humiliated Kerry and made him and by extension the United States look inept and foolish. It was also reflective of the longstanding, pervasive total lack of interest on the part of Palestinians to negotiate real, lasting peace with Israel and of the anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli and anti-Israel nature of Palestinian society, of the deep hatred (based on Islam by the way) that Palestinians feel for Jews, Israelis and Israel. .

Kerry deserved it in a sense for being disingenuous though.

No doubt Kerry and the Americans are doing everything they can as we speak to save face and get the Palestinians to come to Washington to talk about talks. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. Better apply more pressure, make a few more threats and twist a few more arms.

Talks about talks?

Not so fast John.

Is this one of the reasons why Obama hides his past? Re: Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago, Washington Examiner, July 20, 2013

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

The mainstream media in the United States is forcefeeding the American public a false picture of Trayvon Martin and the public is falling for it, has fallen for it.

It is, in effect, hiding his past, keeping his past from the public.

Trayvon Martin was no saint.

He was a punk, a thug, a thief and a drug dealer who had been in trouble with the law on many occasions and who was well known to police for his anti-social, criminal behavior.

When Obama said that Martin could have been him 35 years ago does he actually mean that when he was Martin’s age he was a punk, a thug, a thief and a drug dealer too?

Obama has always been notoriously closemouthed about his past and has really revealed very little about himself to the American public. Much of what he has revealed has been called into question and proven to be false, but that as they say is another story…the fact is Obama has kept the American public in the dark about a great deal of his past and he has done so with the complicity and cooperation of the mainstream media, which has given him an absolutely free ride just like it is doing with Martin.

Was Obama a punk, a thug, a thief and a drug dealer when he was Martin’s age?

Maybe.

Was he well known to police for anti-social, criminal behavior?

Maybe.

Don’t expect the mainstream media to tell you if he was though.

In fact, don’t expect the mainstream media to tell you anything about his past that would embarrass or politically compromise him or that would disqualify him from office, of which there is a great deal on all counts.

That would prove Obama’s narrative false and expose him for the charlatan (and liar and socialist and anti-American ideologue etc. etc.) he is.

Don’t expect the mainstream media to expose Martin either.

That would prove his narrative false too.

There’s only one question left to ask about Obama, Re: Getting out from under Obama’s bus before it’s too late, Canada Free Press, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Bemoaning about Barack Hussein Obama’s transgressions and failures since he became President of the United States is utterly pointless.

Why?

Because bitching and complaining isn’t going to get rid of him, that’s why.

The man is a lousy President who is rapidly turning himself into a dictator.

He is leading the country to rack and ruin and turning it into an Orwellian state in which big government is all-intrusive, all-knowing and all-controlling.

He is making a mockery of American values and everything America stands for and has always stood for.

He is a liar, an ideologue and a demagogue who is stripping away American’s freedom, democracy and prosperity day by day.

He is not preserving and strengthening America, he is weakening and destroying it.

He is taking America and Americans down, not raising them up.

Economically, socially, morally, intellectually, in every way anyone can think of his performance in office has been ruinous…Americans lives and the life of the country have been diminished every day in every way since he became President and there is no possibility whatsoever that things will improve with him in office.

Everything will only get worse.

All of that leaves Americans with one question and one question only about Obama.

What can we do to get rid of him?

Legally of course.

Bitching and complaining won’t do it.

We have to get rid of him soon, for our future, our children and grandchildren’s future and the future of the country.

The future of the free world too because the free world cannot possibly survive without a strong, vibrant, prosperous United States of America.

You know that, I know that and large and growing numbers of Americans understand and realize it as well.

How to do it and do it soon, that’s the question.

We’d better come up with answers and then act on them.

Soon.

While we still can.