Monday, July 11, 2016

God May Have Blessed America But We The People Allowed Politicians To Make a Mess of What He Entrusted Us To Protect. Netanyahu and Abbas!

                                                                                    Obama has shackled the next president                                                                                                      regardless of who she or he may be.
Israel continues to build settlements and recognizes this is driving Obama nuts while at the same time Netanyahu repeats he is willing to talk peace with no conditions.

This places Abbas in a dilemma.  If he does not act there will be so many homes there will be nothing to talk about and if he agrees to talks they will fail because he cannot and/ or refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist.

In essence Abbas has tied himself in knots and limited his options..(See 1 below.)
I keep hearing about the racial bias of police and I have no doubt there is some.  That said, blacks do create more crime proportionate to their numbers so I guess it is normal that blacks have had more interaction with police but that should drop now since police are more reluctant to police because they know the odds are against them.  As a consequence, it is not unreasonable to expect more crime perpetrated and/or allowed by blacks against their own and probably more deaths. That is what has been happening in Chicago for years.

How this is going to satisfy anyone is beyond me but that will be the consequence of Obama's attack on the police and his own bias and constant pre-judging.

I grew up in the south and lived in one of the worst segregated cities and I know, first hand, that most of my city's police had contempt for black citizens and treated them unfairly and unlawfully.  That has changed and fortunately is no longer the case and that is the true throughout our nation.  Yes, there are bad apples in any profession whether they be accountants, doctors, lawyers, police. clergy and even professional sports players.

Now the odds favor us electing an un-indicted liar and crook for president because the head of The FBI chose to avoid the logical conclusion of his own agency's evidence and he could not bring himself to say therefore instead of however.. Also her husband interceded with the chief law enforcer, the boss of the head of The FBI,  who now says her reception of his improper visit was a mistake.  Lest we forget, before all of this happened, Obama laid the foundation for the decision by telling the nation he did not believe Hillary had broken any laws.  Finally the investigator, instead of the prosecutor, as is usual, made the decision and the prosecutor agreed to be bound by same. Most unusual but then the Obama way of governing has been nothing less.

Appears to me, there is a lot of law breaking, appearance of law breaking and disregard of evidence going on in America these days.

I guess this is the consequence of the change in the character of our nation wherein, you are no longer responsible for your own behaviour and shifting blame is acceptable.  That is not what The Founders wanted Americans to be like but how could men who wore wigs know anything or have the ability to write anything that made sense?  The document they concocted granted us the right and provided us the mechanism to  defend our liberties not turn them over to some unelected bureaucrat.  This document called upon us to adhere to the law and protected us from being railroaded if we were brought to justice for alleged crimes.

This document has served us well and allowed us to change and repair inconsistencies in the written with our behaviour.  I seriously doubt this document could be drafted today and be one of such deep thought and yet simplicity and brief wordage.  No, today we pass thousands of pages of gobble de- kook without even reading it in the hope that, after it becomes law, we will take the time to learn what we have imposed.

This is the new America that both Democrats and Republicans  have created, and we citizens, have allowed in the belief it is a preferable substitute for the one The Founding Fathers left to our care. I submit we have done a piss poor job and I blame Democrats, liberals and progressives for ungodly tinkering and Republicans for unholy and criminal trusteeship.

Obama, in my view, is the most dangerous president we have ever endured. He has shackled his successor in ways that diminish any hope of repairing the damage and setting us on a more righteous course. God may have blessed America but we the people have made a mess of perpetuating that which he entrusted us to protect.



Palestinian incitement is key obstacle, charges Netanyahu, after State Department says plans for new homes in East Jerusalem, West Bank raise questions about Israel’s commitment to peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, at Kigali, Rwanda, on July 6, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
KIGALI, Rwanda — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected international criticism of his recent decision to build additional housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The US State Department, the UN and the European Union have harshly criticized those plans, which were announced after two Israelis — a 13-year-old girl and a father-of-10 — were murdered by Palestinian terrorists last week.
“We’re familiar with the American position; we don’t accept it. Building in Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim is not, with all due respect, distancing peace,” Netanyahu said, speaking at a press conference here alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame. “What is preventing peace is the ongoing incitement against the existence of Israel within any borders, and it is time for the nations of the world to recognize that truth.”
Jerusalem is willing to enter direct bilateral peace talks with the Palestinians “with no preconditions,” the prime minister said. However, it is Ramallah that is refusing to negotiate, he charged. “These are the things that prevent peace, and not another couple of apartments (built) by the Ma’aleh Adumim municipality or in East Jerusalem.”
Netanyahu was speaking a day after the State Department accused Israel of systematically seizing Palestinian land after the Jewish state okayed the construction of 800 housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In an unusually strongly worded statement, spokesman John Kirby said the reports of new construction permits called into question Israel’s commitment to the two-state solution.
“If its true, this report would be the latest step in what seems to be the systematic process of land seizures settlement expansions and legalization of outposts that is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution. We oppose steps like these which we believe are counterproductive,” Kirby said.
He added that Washington was “deeply concerned” about the move.
“This action risks entrenching a one-state reality and raises serious questions about Israel’s intentions,” he said, citing a report released by the Quartet for Mideast Peace which criticized Israeli settlement building.

State Department Spokesman John Kirby speaks during the daily briefing at the State Department on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.
(AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)
Kirby said the US was having “tough discussions” with Israeli leaders over moribund peace efforts with the Palestinians.
“We’re going to continue to look for leaders in the region to do what they need to do … to demonstrate leadership to take down the violence, reduce tensions,” he said.
On Sunday night, Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman approved hundreds of new housing units in Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem. Israel regards East Jerusalem, which it annexed after the 1967 war, as part of its unified, sovereign capital.
According to the plan, 560 new units will be built in Ma’ale Adumim, a West Bank settlement to the east of the capital, 140 homes were approved for the Jewish East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot and 100 for the Har Homa neighborhood, in southeastern Jerusalem.
The move came in response to the killing of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian while sleeping in her bed on Thursday, and to the shooting of Rabbi Miki Mark and the injuring of his family as they were driving near Hebron a day later.
Both Ariel and Miki Mark’s wife Chava Mark, who was seriously injured in the attack, are American citizens, but Kirby indicated their citizenship did not play a role in any US response to the attacks.
“Any death and any injury is significant when it results from this sort of violence,” he said, reiterating Washington’s condemnation of the attacks.
The State Department’s statement followed a similar denunciation from UN chief Ban Ki-Moon a day earlier.

File: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on March 14, 2016 at the United Nations in New York (AFP/Don Emmert)
The UN leader is “deeply disappointed” that Israel’s announcement came days after last week’s release of a key report by the Middle East diplomatic quartet — the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations — that urged Israel to stop building settlements, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement Monday.
“This raises legitimate questions about Israel’s long-term intentions, which are compounded by continuing statements of some Israeli ministers calling for the annexation of the West Bank,” he added.
Ban said that “settlements are illegal under international law” and called on the Israeli government to “halt and reverse such decisions in the interest of peace and a just final status agreement.”
Raphael Ahren Raphael Ahren is the diplomatic correspondent at The Times of Israel.

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