Friday, August 30, 2013

Some things I had to share

Bush was derided for his "Coalition of the Willing" in Iraq. Looks like we will strike Syria with the "Collation of The One!" ~Bob
UK: Cameron delays Syria strike after Parliamentary revolt
Excerpt: The hopeless Cameron is thereby saved from himself. What, meanwhile, are the Republicans doing to stop Obama from this reckless and potentially disastrous attack? Why, nothing, as usual. They don't call it The Stupid Party for nothing. 

British Prime Minister David Cameron fails in bid to add an extra 500 explosions to Syria. The Daily Mash
Excerpt: SYRIA’S civil war will witness slightly fewer explosions after MPs voted to keep British bombs for something else. Prime minister David Cameron pleaded with MPs to back his plan to make no difference whatsoever to the Middle East’s latest bout of total and complete insanity. But 30 Conservative backbenchers defied Mr Cameron and backed Labour’s plan to make no difference whatsoever to the Middle East’s latest bout of total and complete insanity.

Cameron first British leader to lose war vote in Parliament since 1782!
Excerpt: In a humiliating defeat for the British leader likely to damage Cameron's hopes of being re-elected in 2015 and set back traditionally strong U.S.-UK relations, parliament defied Cameron by 285 to 272 votes. Commentators said it was the first time a British prime minister had lost a vote on war since 1782, when parliament effectively conceded American independence by voting against further fighting to crush the colony's rebellion

After British Vote, Unusual Isolation for U.S. on Syria. By David E. Sanger
Excerpt: With a few exceptions in the past half-century, there has been a simple rule of thumb when it comes to international conflict: America does not use force without Britain at its side. So when Prime Minister David Cameron was unable to muster the votes in Parliament for support for a strike in Syria — even one limited to stopping the future use of chemical weapons — shock could be heard in the voices of senior White House officials who never saw the British rejection coming.

Syria: Enough moral grandstanding already. By James Delingpole
Excerpt: These are the only questions that mattered re Syria and I'm quite horrified that [British Prime Minister] Cameron tried to muddy the debate with emotionalism when he urged MPs to watch horror videos of the Syrian gas attack before they voted. Good governance should be about the business of doing what is right rather than what feels right or looks right. But Cameron, PR man that he is, very much prefers surface over depth.

Pelosi Rallies Congress for War
Excerpt: This is now the biggest argument to be against this. Pelosi never does anything right. Plus she will bomb the country so we can find out what is in it. Check it out: According to Politico sources, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed Obama administration officials “to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation’s ongoing civil war.

Sources: Pelosi Pushes For Syria Retaliation
Excerpt: According to Politico sources, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed Obama administration officials "to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation’s ongoing civil war." Last night, Obama administration officials (sans Obama) held an unclassified 90 minute conference call after a growing number of Congress members demanded to be consulted regarding military action in Syria. Susan Rice, Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, Director of National Intel James Clapper and Sandy Winnefeld, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke for the administration. ("It’s all about a video” was a trial balloon for this installation of “it’s all about an intercepted phone call.” Benghazi was “phony, a bump in the road.” However, just a Benghazi’s secrets are not revealed by Regime, they are not revealing the rest of the story with Syrian chemical weapons which shows quite a different side. They are out to destroy a regime that protects Christians, Jews and a more tolerant way of life in order to turn loose the MB, AQ…for hubris, ego…Pelosi et al are puppets. Who believes Susan Rice? --Barb)

Obama may go solo with Syria strike; U.S., British lawmakers voice opposition
Excerpt: President Obama and his top aides tried to rally support Thursday for retaliatory strikes in Syria, saying they remain convinced that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, but hopes for an international coalition took a major hit when the British Parliament voted against military action. (wonder if Obama regrets sending the bust of Churchill back. Will Kenya join the US in a strike? ~Bob)

NBC poll: Nearly 80 percent want congressional approval on Syria
Excerpt: Still, a whopping 79 percent of respondents – including nearly seven-in-10 Democrats and 90 percent of Republicans – say the president should be required to receive congressional approval before taking any action.

Excerpt: The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report.

No idea who to believe on Syria. ~Bob. Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack: Militants tell AP reporter they mishandled Saudi-supplied chemical weapons, causing accident. By Paul Joseph Watson
Excerpt: Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia. (Just got this in from a UK friend. The problem is, while Gavlak is indeed an AP reporter, this story does not seem to appear anywhere but blogs. Even Dale Gavlak's own web page does not seem to carry this story. Now it is possible that AP told Gavlak they would not publish it. And out of fear for his job, Gavlak decided not to put it on his own web page, which carries the AP logo. On the other hand, it could be fabricated. I put it down as unconfirmed. --Don Hank)

The Obama Doctrine. By Jamie Weinstein, The Daily Caller
The Obama Doctrine begins with deriding your predecessor for acting unilaterally -- even though he put together a coalition of four dozen countries for his military actions -- before planning an operation where you actually act unilaterally. In fact, you act so unilaterally that even America's number one military ally, Great Britain, doesn't participate. Then, you telegraph everything you are planning to do to the enemy through leaks. Finally, you get a senior administration official to tell the press something monumentally stupid like the president is trying to craft a military response "just muscular enough not to get mocked." It appears to TheDC Morning that Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign ad didn't quite get it right. It's not just that President Obama appears unprepared for a 3:00 a.m. call. It seems he is unprepared for a 3:00 p.m. call as well.
I don't know the right decision on Syria, but basically telling them Saturday between 3 and 4 seems stupid.

Excerpt: If the American people are going to stop this war, they need to do it now. The following are 25 quotes about the coming war with Syria that every American should see…

One Great Big War. By David Brooks
Excerpt: Even Turkey, Pakistan, Bahrain and Kuwait could be infected. “It could become a regional religious war similar to that witnessed in Iraq 2006-2008, but far wider and without the moderating influence of American forces,” wrote Gary Grappo, a retired senior Foreign Service officer with long experience in the region.

Don’t Send Our Troops to Syria! – SHARE IF YOU AGREE!

The Racist Liberal System. By Daniel Greenfield 
Excerpt: There is roughly 100% more evidence that James Edwards, one of the teenagers charged with Lane’s murder, was racist, than that George Zimmerman was racist. But the odds that Edwards will ever be charged with a hate crime, let alone be treated as a national poster boy for bigoted violence the way that Zimmerman was are laughably infinitesimal.

'Blasts happen, nothing new about them,' remorseless Yasin Bhatkal says
Excerpt: Branded as the face of modern day terrorism, Zarar Ahmed Siddibaba alias Yasin Bhatkal of the banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) who was arrested on Wednesday night, gained cult status in the home grown terror network after the 2008 Delhi serial blasts. 

Minya: schools, churches and orphanages burnt to erase all traces of a Christian presence
Excerpt: With at least 20 attacks against churches, Christian schools and orphanages, Minya Governorate is the part of ​​Egypt where Islamists struck with greatest violence and brutality.

Excerpt: California has become a mad rat chasing its own tail. Totally dysfunctional, with soaring unemployment, huge annual budget deficits, rife with crime, and over-run with illegals representing ten percent of the population of Mexico, the state never the less continues to legislate from Peter Panville. The 40 year dominance of liberal Democrats in the California Statehouse has proposed and passed all manner of laws that punishes anyone who dares to hold traditional American values and rewards the strangest of alternative lifestyles.

Police Not Interested In Brutal Beating On Tape: Officer tells victims 'zero' chance of finding attackers
Excerpt: A couple’s early-morning walk in the world famous French Quarter of New Orleans turned into a nightmare when they were beaten savagely by three black attackers in a horrifying scene that was caught on camera. Then it got worse: The responding police officer decided it wasn’t worth filing a report.

Good Column: Security you can see in Israel: A 16 year-old returns from the Jewish State with a fresh perspective --- and a message to the administration. By Truman Brody-Boyd
Excerpt: You may be thinking now that Israel is some restrictive society where people are hindered in their everyday lives. But this isn't so. The Israelis have grown up in a land where they must always be on their toes, ready to fight for what they believe at a moment's notice. They understand the necessity for all the security, and almost all are thankful for it. When waiting in the security lines, the only grumbling and discontent I heard was from other tourists like me.

Excerpt: Should parents be able to choose what cable channels they fund? Following the ultra risqué MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend, more questions are being raised and pressure is being placed on Congress to pass the Television Consumer Freedom Act. The act would give parents and consumers a real solution for future raunchy programs – the ability to choose and pay for only the cable networks they want to see.

How Many More Nidal Hasans in Our Ranks? By Michelle Malkin
Excerpt: Nidal Hasan spelled it out for his deaf, dumb and willfully blind military superiors: "We love death more then [sic] you love life!" He recommended that the military allow Muslim soldiers "the option of being released" to "increase troop morale and decrease adverse events." Hasan's report was ignored by his superiors, excluded from his trial and goes unheeded at the Pentagon today. Political correctness is an American soldier of Allah's best friend.

Excerpt: The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons -- in a move that could anger collectors. Vice President Biden announced the new measures Thursday morning. The new rules, announced while Washington was otherwise focused on the crisis in Syria, took the form of executive actions, which President Obama added to the list of 23 steps the White House already determined the president could take on his own. (Because, you know, M1 Garands are used so often by Chicago gangs...~Bob)

Islam Is Coming For Us All
Excerpt: The United States is the last hope for western civilization... If we do not change our ways as an entire culture – the future may very well belong to the Islamic religion. How will that play out for Christians who will soon be the minority religion? One simply has to look at the Christian church in the Islamic world to figure that out… persecuted, abused and murdered.

Arizona AG: Arrests made in state’s largest undercover food stamp operation seizure
Excerpt: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced the state’s largest undercover food stamp fraud bust and the arrests of three individuals involved on Thursday. K & S convenience store employees Kameel Sweiss, 51, Ameer Sweis, 22, Faday Sweiss, 33, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly illegally conducting an enterprise, fraudulent schemes and artifices, money laundering, unlawful use of food stamps and computer tampering.

Christian Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Drinking Water Reserved For Muslims
Excerpt: Aasiya Noreen "Asia" Bibi has been sentenced to death by hanging in Pakistan for drinking water "from a well belonging to Muslim women, [and] using 'their' cup in the burning heat of the midday sun." According the The New York PostAsia described her plight thus: "I have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I'm a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit pickers." 

New Neighbor's Agenda: White Power Takeover
Excerpt: Their new neighbor, they thought, was just another person looking to get closer to the lucrative oil fields in western North Dakota known as the Bakken. But all that changed last week. The Southern Poverty Law Center and The Bismarck Tribune revealed that the man, Paul Craig Cobb, 61, has been buying up property in this town of 24 people in an effort to transform it into a colony for white supremacists.

Latest New York Times Denuciation of Israel. By Leo Rennert
Excerpt: As she makes clear in an Aug. 29 dispatch about how Israelis take in their stride the bloody and sickening upheavals next door ("Amid Chaos Israelis Take A Stoic View" front page) Israelis, she writes, remain preoccupied with the start of the school term, the finale of a popular TV show and preparations for the High Holidays, content to leave bigger problems to other people. For the most part, the article, based on interviews with two dozen Israelis, pretty much reflects a current mood, although a careful reading leaves the impression that this mood doesn't exactly suit Rudoren. In fact, there comes a point in the article where Rudoren abandons any and all pretense of objective journalism and lets fly at Israelis who draw a sharp and vivid contrast between their own progressive society and the anarchistic chaos in Syria, Egypt, and other Arab places.

Black Leadership and Racial Murder. By J. R. Dunn
Excerpt: If fifty people apply for a job that is given to an unqualified minority applicant, only one has actually been cheated. But the other 49 believe they have been. A system more clearly designed to increase resentment and animosity between the races is not easy to imagine.

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