Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Let It Sink In. America In Free Fall?

(See 1 below) and maybe my messages/cartoons
will begin to sink in.

Left (naturally) click:

Another Obama/Clinton/Kerry failed policy and a disaster waiting to happen. (See 2 below.)
Will Republican disarray bring about Alinsky's dream! (See 3 below.)

Victor Davis Hanson: "America in Free Fall." (See 3a below.)
The Muslim religion allows for a variety of behaviour.  Radical Muslims will find whatever they need in the dictates of their religion to justify their behaviour.  (See 4 below.)
An unusual event. (See 5 below.)
Now for some non PC humor:

1)"A boy named Harold”

This pretty much summarizes how Obama and most liberals view the US military.

Harold was a bright child.  He grew up in America.  He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him.
Harold was full of life but was cut short in a violent moment.  While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterward.  And in death, something very shocking happened.  What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else who was in the news?
Harold was Harold Greene, Major General, United States Army.
On Aug. 5, 2014, Major General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist.  He was returned to America with full military honors.  
It has been a tradition that the president attends the funeral of general and flag officers killed in the line of duty.  

Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a major general killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.
While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing.  The vice president wasn't there either.  Neither was the secretary of defense.  Flags were not even lowered to half staff. 
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.  Brown was at best a thug.  In the minutes before his death, he committed a robbery at a local convenience store.  According to other reports, Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone.
Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown's funeral! Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he sent a delegation to the funeral of a thug.
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism, died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.
The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House.
But when Whitney Houston died from drug overdose, Obama ordered all flags be flown at half-mast.
There was no White House delegation at the funeral of an American hero.  American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course.  A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.
No wonder many Americans hold Obama in such contempt, especially members of our Military.

And the only difference between Obama and Hillary is that she doesn't play golf.

2)  The Iran deal is failing

It has left both the United States and Israel vulnerable to Iranian perfidy

By Rep. Keith Rothfus

Per the admission of President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser and once-aspiring fiction writer, Ben Rhodes, the Obama administration deceived the American people as it sought to gain public and congressional support for its nuclear deal with Iran.

The administration concocted a narrative that the U.S. was negotiating with so-called “moderates” in Iran instead of hard-liners intent upon America and Israel’s destruction. These same hardliners failed to abide by nuclear nonproliferation commitments in the past and have given the United States no reason to trust them now. The administration also falsely suggested that the United States had two mutually exclusive options: peace – brought about by the deal – or imminent war.

While such misleading assertions would be harmless in a work of fiction, they have profound and dangerous implications in reality. In the four short months since the agreement was adopted, Iran has made clear that its intentions toward America and our allies remain the same, which can be summed up by the Iranian hardliner slogans “Death to America” and “Israel must be wiped out.”
Emboldened by the nuclear agreement, Iran has continued and even escalated its provocative behavior and violent rhetoric. Recently a senior Iranian military commander boasted that Iran is capable of rapidly destroying the entire nation of Israel, stating that Iran could “raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.” Two weeks before, Iran’s armed forces had successfully tested a precision-guided medium-range ballistic missile that could reach Israel.

Over the past four months, Iran has also tested at least two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States as well as missiles emblazoned with the slogan “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew. Iran’s dictator, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, taunted the United States following these provocations, saying it was “crying” over Iran’s missile tests, adding that Iran would continue such tests and that the United States could not do a “damn thing” about it.

In January, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard detained U.S. sailors when they accidentally ventured into Iranian waters and broadcasted humiliating images of them on their knees. Embarrassingly, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his appreciation for the “quick and appropriate response of the Iranian authorities” when the sailors were released 15 hours later.

Moreover, Iran’s abhorrent human rights abuses continue apace today, just as they had before the Iran deal was put in place. Indeed, the agreement’s failure to hold Iran accountable on human rights is among the many concerns I had when the deal was being negotiated. The terms of the Iran deal served to strengthen the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, one of the main perpetrators of Iran’s human rights abuses.

Perhaps most threatening of all is that Iran simply has to wait for the agreement to expire to continue pursuing nuclear capabilities, as this deal does not require Iran to dismantle its nuclear program. In addition to the multibillion-dollar windfall Iran is now receiving, the agreement permits Iran to maintain a nuclear infrastructure that includes 5,000 centrifuges. It can also conduct research on advanced centrifuges capable of more rapidly enriching bomb-grade uranium and ballistic missiles capable of carrying a bomb to the United States.

It was clear during negotiations, as it is now, that this agreement is a win for Iran and a huge loss for America and our allies in the Middle East, most of all, Israel. I met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the negotiation process. He assured me that the agreement would make Iran an even greater threat to Israel. The agreement did nothing to dissuade Iran from continuing to threaten Israel’s existence.
Despite Iran’s behavior, and the fact that it remains the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, the Obama administration still operates in the made-up world of Ben Rhodes and considers this deal a win for America and a historic act of diplomacy.

In Congress, however, Democrats and Republicans alike view this agreement very differently. We recognize its glaring inadequacies. That is why I will continue to work to hold Iran accountable on terrorism and human rights, and on its nuclear- and missile-capabilities issues, through oversight hearings and legislation. The time is overdue for the administration to face reality, too.

Keith Rothfus, a Republican from Sewickley, represents Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.
3) Republican Party is so completely at war internally and in total disarray. Will  it recover in time to knock out Hillary. If not will it complete Saul Alinsky's program. A real disaster for our country, our children will be the losers!! 

4 Years of Hillary

and it will all be done. 

In case you aren't convinced of the
importance of the upcoming
election for President,
the following should convince
Based on Saul Alinsky’s
8-steps from democracy to a
Socialist/Communistic society.

Obama quoted him often in his
book and Hillary did her thesis on
Saul Alinsky.  Of the 8-levels of
control that must be obtained
before you are able to create a


the first is the most important;
4 Years of Hillary
and they will all
be DONE.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"Control Healthcare
and you control the People"

Increase the Poverty level as high as possible."
Poor People are easier to control
and will not fight back
if the government is providing everything
for them to live.

Increase the National Debt
to an
unsustainable level.
That way you are able to increase Taxes,
and this will produce more Poverty.
Remove the ability for the people to defend themselves
from the Government.
That way they are able to create
A Police State

Take control of every aspect of their LIVES
(Food, Education, Livestock, Housing, and Income).
Take control of what People read & listen to; take control of what Children learn in School.
Removefaith in God from the Government and Schools.
Divide the People into the Wealthy
against the Poor. Racially divide. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier
to Tax the Wealthy with full support of the voting Poor.
For the most part the bases are all covered!

 “It’s good to see a country that’s $20 trillion in debt and on the verge of financial collapse,  spending countless millions to change pictures on money,  to make people who don’t earn any, happy.”


America In Free Fall

By Victor Davis Hanson

Before the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC), where Philip II of Macedon prevailed over a common Greek alliance, the city-states had been weakened by years of social and economic turmoil. To read the classical speeches in the Athenian assembly is to learn of the democracy’s constant struggles with declining revenues, insolvency, and expanding entitlements. Rome between the First Triumvirate (59 BC) and the ascension of Caesar Augustus’s autocracy (27 BC) was mostly defined by gang violence, chaos, and civil war, the common theme being a loss of trust in republican values. Russia was in a revolutionary spiral for nearly twenty years between 1905 and the final victory of the Bolsheviks in 1922, ending up with a cure worse than the disease. And Europe between 1930 and 1939 saw most of its democracies erode as fascists and communists gained power—eventually leading to the greater disaster of the outbreak of World War II.

The United States has seen periods of near fatal internal chaos—in the late 1850s leading up to the carnage of the Civil War, during the decade of the Great Depression between 1929 and 1939, and in the chaotic 1960s. Something similar is starting to plague America today on a variety of political, economic, social, and cultural fronts.

The contenders for president reflect the loss of confidence of the times. Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist. Yet scan the record of big government redistributionism here and abroad—from Chicago and Detroit to the insolvent Mediterranean nations of the European Union and failed states like Venezuela—and there is no encouraging model of socialist success. Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination—if she is not the first nominee in American history to be indicted, on possible charges of violating federal intelligence laws, and perhaps perjury and obstruction of justice. Donald Trump has neither political experience nor a detailed agenda, but has charged ahead on the basis of his vague promise to “make America great again”—a Jacksonian version of Obama’s equally vacuous 2008 promise of “hope and change.”

President Obama, in response to attacks on his record by Trump—and by Bill Clinton, who has spoken of “the awful legacy of the last eight years”—is entering the campaign to brag about the current economy.

But to do so, President Obama must ignore a number of liabilities that are soon coming due. Under his tenure, he did not address the unsustainable actuarial realities of Social Security and Medicare. The federal debt doubled in a manner never seen prior and can be now serviced only through de facto zero-interest rates, which in turn ossify economic growth. Due to tax hikes, new financial and business regulations, and the socialization of the health care system, per annum GDP growth under the President’s tenure will go down in history as the worst since the Great Depression. He ignored the Clinton-Gingrich compromise formula of a quarter-century ago of balancing budgets by cutting defense, capping spending, and raising taxes. Instead, Obama slashed defense spending and hiked a number of taxes, but ignored entitlements, ensuring $500 billion annual deficits—deemed successful because they were less than his first-term normal of $1 trillion annual shortfalls. The President points to the 5 percent unemployment as proof of his success, but that figure reflects Obama-era methodologies of not counting all those who have given up looking for jobs. In May 2016, a record 94,708,000 Americans were no longer in the labor force—the highest percentage of non-working Americans since the Great Depression.

Abroad, it is hard to identify a single region or U.S. national interest where things are not worse than prior to 2009. In the Middle East, few believe that the Iran deal will prevent the theocracy from obtaining the bomb; indeed, Iran has never been more active in creating chaos and threatening war. American intervention in Libya, American withdrawal from Iraq, and American neglect of Syria helped to ensure a general Middle East implosion. Reset with Russia empowered Vladimir Putin’s ongoing agenda of reabsorbing former Soviet republics. China is building artificial island bases in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea to recalibrate the balance of power in Asia—on the understanding that American failure to challenge this bellicosity has translated into de facto acceptance of it. And due to financial disasters, unchecked immigration, and populist revolts against Brussels, the European Union in its present form seems unsustainable. The only mystery is whether its unwinding will come with a slow whimper or abrupt bang.

In President Obama’s interview with The Atlantic and his chief foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes’s disclosures to the New York Times, it is evident that the administration holds a general contempt for the American-led postwar order—and the Washington bipartisan and trans-Atlantic establishment (“the Blob”) central to its stability. By any fair measure, President Obama believes that the U.S. does not, and perhaps never has, possessed the moral stature or the wherewithal to lead the Western world, which should be more equitably left to regional powers such as China, Iran, Russia, and Middle Eastern autocracies to adjudicate the affairs in their own environs.

The result has been near anarchy, not just in the natural rise of anti-American rivals, but in the fright of former allies and neutrals who are being forced to make the necessary realist adjustments with old enemies—or in the case of many Westernized allies, to perhaps privately reconsider the once taboo idea of acquiring nuclear weapons for the sake of deterrence.

But perhaps the three most telling symptoms of the current chaos are race relations, immigration, and the status of our universities and colleges—three interconnected issues that often inspire riots, demonstrations, and suppressions of free speech.

President Obama has largely ignored the old ideal of the melting pot and in its place preferred a salad-bowl multiculturalism of competing ethnicities, tribes, and races, whose activism wins concessions from local, state and federal governments. Casual comments and references by Obama—like “bring a gun” to a knife fight, the “bitter clingers” of Pennsylvania, and “typical white person”—stoked racial tensions. So did Attorney General Eric Holder’s crude referrals to “my people” and a “nation of cowards.”

The Ferguson and the Baltimore riots, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the systematic carnage in Chicago all embody paradoxes: facts are sometimes less important than allegations; the police are the culprits of urban violence both for responses that are too aggressive and too passive; and in a static economy, inner city youth can’t find jobs because they have criminal records and lack the skills that would make them employable.

Apparently, the Obama administration never considered that a multiracial America united by one culture was an historical exception. Everywhere else, multiculturalism and tribalism without assimilation, integration, and intermarriage have proved to be an abject and usually violent catastrophe: most recently, in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Rwanda, and the Middle East. Europe’s attempt to emulate a multiracial United States is ending in utter failure with unchecked immigration, multicultural incoherence, and rising Islamism.

The recent California riots at Trump rallies, along with the widely reported crimes committed by illegal aliens in sanctuary cities, reveal the wages of unchecked immigration that is increasingly neither diverse and meritocratic nor legal and measured—the traditional requisites that promote rapid and full integration. Over one in four Californians was not born in the U.S.—a statistic that becomes worrisome when coupled with the state’s policy of sanctuary cities and new educational curricula that emphasize grievance and separatism rather than assimilation and unity. When rioting youths in San Diego, Fresno, and San Jose burn or deface American flags, as they have been doing in recent weeks, and wave Mexican flags instead, then we are witnessing a tragic farce, the consequences of decades of ethnic-chauvinism, multiculturalism, and cluelessness of the norms and realities outside of America.
American immigration policy is not so much “broken” as increasingly neo-Confederate and illogical. Three-hundred state and municipal jurisdictions have declared themselves, in good 1850s fashion, immune from federal law as sanctuary cities, while over 1 million illegal aliens have at some point been arrested, and make up nearly 30 percent of the federal inmate population. In Orwellian terms, illegal immigration largely from Latin America and Mexico, is called “diversity,” nullification of federal laws is known as “sanctuary cities,” and foreign nationals residing illegally are referred to as “undocumented migrants.” Ultimately the central paradox of immigration is the strange nexus of anger and grievance against the United States by immigration advocates—and the overriding desire nonetheless to enter and reside in such a purportedly unattractive place.

The universities in some sense are the embryos of social unrest. The 1960s free speech and free love movements, with their rampant drug use, advocacy of unchecked and raucous expression, and resistance to authority have strangely given way to today’s speech codes, safe spaces, micro-aggressions, and trigger warnings. Yesterday’s “anything goes” hippie student is today’s Victorian prude who cannot quite square the circle of relaxed sexuality and drugs with the demands that the university act in loco parentis for perpetual adolescents.

This election year so far has emblemized the perfect storm of unrest and confusion—and an even more worrisome response to it. In the past, when 51 percent of societies no longer believed in or wished to defend their collective values and traditions, there were no longer reasons for them to continue. And so they did not—a warning we should heed.



Jihadwatch/Robert Spencer

vIslamic apologists in the West, both Muslim and non-Muslim, routinely deny that Islam has a death penalty for those who leave Islam. They also deny that Islam allows for child marriage.
How is it that so many Muslims in Pakistan have misunderstood their own faith? Says the local police chief in the article below: “The Muslims living in the area said nobody is allowed to go back to his or her old religion after embracing Islam. According to the Muslim faith, if someone tries to apostate, he or she could be killed.” And later on, the Washington Post informs us that Pakistan is “a country with no law against child marriage.”
Apostasy: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”
Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

Senior Hamas commander 'defects to Israel'

Reports from Gaza suggest senior Hamas military commander may have handed himself in to Israel - along with a wealth of intelligence.
By Ari Soffer

Hamas terrorists in Gaza
Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

A senior commander in Hamas's elite commando unit has handed himself over to Israel, according to sources inside Gaza cited by Channel 2.

Reports of his surrender to Israel have been circulating in Gaza ever since the commander - a member the elite "Nahba" unit of Hamas's military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - went missing several days ago.
The Nahba spearheads Hamas's tunnel warfare capabilities, and is specifically tasked with capturing IDF soldiers.
The missing commander is reportedly from Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and the son of a prominent judge on Hamas's Sharia religious court.

According to Channel 2, a number of different "versions" of his disappearance are making the rounds in Gaza.
Hamas, for its part, maintains he was captured by Israeli security forces, who have nabbed a number of (generally more junior) Hamas operatives involved in tunnel digging over the past several months.

But other sources say he told his family he was going for a hike and would return by evening - only to cross over the border into Israel.

Either way, capturing such a senior Hamas commander would represent a major intelligence coup for Israeli security services.

If confirmed, the unnamed commander would be the second senior Al Qassam Brigades terrorist captured by Israel in recent months, after Mohammed Atounah was captured as he allegedly crossed the border into Israel to carry out a terrorist attack.

Atounah's capture provided Israel with a wealth of information about Hamas's tunnel network, preparations for future battle with Israel and overall military capabilities.
His capture, together with that of several other Qassam Brigades commanders and other Israeli intelligence measures, have enabled the IDF to locate and destroy two terror tunnels into Israel in May.

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