The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two significant phenomena: the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and the “Tea Party Movement.” And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects upon the upcoming November elections–and upon the 2012 elections as well. Call them what you want, however, America doesn’t need another movement; it needs a genuine revolution.
The White House is the most stubborn defender of the notion that the Iranian nuclear threat is not as serious a threat as the absence of a Palestinian state. That is, President Barack Obama himself is the most strident advocate of a US Middle East policy that ignores all the dangers the US faces in the region and turns American guns against the only country that doesn’t threaten any US interest.
There is an instinctive conclusion among the American public that President Obama’s stimulus package has failed to create a sustained recovery. Unemployment has increased, not declined; consumers have retrenched; housing starts have crashed along with mortgage applications; and there is a fear that a double-dip recession may very well be in the pipeline. The public perception, reflected in Pew Research/National Journal polls, is that the measures to combat the Great Recession have mostly helped large banks and financial institutions, and that’s a view common to Republicans (75 percent) and Democrats (73 percent). Only one third of either political leaning thinks government policies have done a great deal or a fair amount for the poor.
‘Twas a famous victory for diplomacy when, in 1991 in Madrid, Israelis and Palestinians, orchestrated by the United States, at last engaged in direct negotiations. Almost a generation later, U.S. policy has succeeded in prodding the Palestinians away from their recent insistence on “proximity talks” — in which they have talked to the Israelis through American intermediaries — and to direct negotiations. But negotiations about what?
President Obama has revealed his true nature. After 20 months in the Oval Office, he still remained a largely unknown figure. A picture is coming into focus now, and it should trouble all Americans. It is widely known that Mr. Obama is a post-national progressive. Yet he is also a cultural Muslim who is promoting an anti-American, pro-Islamic agenda. This is the real meaning of his warm – and completely needless – embrace of the Ground Zero Mosque.
Secretary of State Clinton’s announcement last week that direct Israeli-Palestinian talks will recommence next month poses considerable risk for the United States. The odds are high these negotiations will fail. If so, and combined with U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq, President Obama’s commitment to begin withdrawing NATO forces from Afghanistan next summer and Iran’s continuing progress toward nuclear weapons, failure means that Washington’s Middle East influence will decline.
Immersion in this region’s politics can convince those immersed that history is cyclical rather than linear — that it is not one thing after another but the same thing over and over. This passes for good news because things that do change, such as weapons, often make matters worse.
The definition of propaganda is: chiefly derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view; the dissemination of such information as a political strategy. The definition of lie is: an intentionally false statement used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression. The definition truth is: that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Another definition of truth is: a fact or belief that is accepted as true. Hitler’s propagandist Joseph Goebbels is credited with stating that a lie spoken often enough will be believed as truth.
In a rare instance, a judge at a US District Court ruled in favor of life. Judge Royce Lamberth granted in Washington, DC a temporary injunction against an Executive Order by the man who occupies the Oval Office that illegally expanded a ban on using taxpayer money for embryonic stem cell research. Embryonic stem cell research is illegal if federal money is used to destroy a human embryo. Under President Bush, federally financed research of embryos was limited to 21 cell lines already in existence by 2001. The current president issued an executive order that allowed federal money to be used on hundreds more stem cell lines, so long as donors signed consent forms.
History sometimes repeats itself in the Middle East, but not always. Twice before, Israel has attacked Arab nuclear reactors before they were loaded with the fuel rods that could have produced plutonium Pu 239 for an atomic bomb. Both strikes against Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981 and Syria’s North Korean-built reactor in 2007 were surprise attacks. In neither case did Israel receive Washington’s blessing. In the case of Iraq, Israel didn’t even warn its close friend, Ronald Reagan, in advance.
In an interview on KCBS Radio, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an investigation into those who oppose the building of a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero of the 911 attacks by Muslim terrorists. Pelosi said, “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded.” So now all those who are expressing their disgust over this proposed Islamic monument to its 911 terrorist attacks should be investigated as to how they are getting their money. Some 68% of Americans oppose the mosque. That’s a lot of government investigation proposed by Pelosi.
Some 68 percent of Americans do not want an Islamist center built near the hallowed ground zero of 911 where Muslims, carrying out the tenets of the Koran, killed nearly 3,000 innocent people. Crying religious freedom, even Hamas terrorist leaders are saying that Muslims should be able to worship wherever they please. And the man who occupies the Oval office has once again sided with the terrorists–he says its ok to build a mosque and Islamic center there. “Once again” because he has been doing it all along in supporting the Palestinian terrorist view of Israel, in extolling the virtues of Islam in official White House policy, and in refusing to control American borders, allowing terrorists in unabated.
Since September 11, 2001, both President George W. Bush and the man who currently occupies the Oval Office have been trying to convince Americans that Islam is a peaceful religion. Both hosted dinners either at the White House or the State Department celebrating Islamic holidays, especially Ramadan.
When Israel declared independence in 1948, it had to use mostly small arms to repel attacks by six Arab armies. Today, however, Israel feels, and is, more menaced than it was then or has been since. Hence the potentially world-shaking decision that will be made here, probably within two years.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is predicting that war will break out in the Middle East in the next two to three months, with the United States being an aggressor.