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I wondered why the lines from a song from over 40 years ago popped into my head the other day; it seemed odd, at first …
Over the last few months, I’ve been protesting almost daily outside abortion “clinics”. I’m retired now and have the freedom to spend my time doing what God has laid on my heart.
Analyzing why it’s so emotionally hard for me, I realize I’m watching a procession of women go into these “mills” to murder their babies … and that can be, should be, and is depressing! It’s not easy to watch and feel so helpless but God has laid this on my heart. Someone must speak truth to these women!
As these ‘perhaps-to-never-be-moms’ walk into these murder mills, these words below are what I continually “hear” in my mind:
“Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?”*
I’ve been attempting to find a way to reach some of them, . . . to say the right words, so they don’t murder their child, something they’ll deeply regret, once they realize what they’ve done and maybe not do it again. We do not make life’s rules, nor its consequences.
In most all cases, their decision’s been made, long before they arrive; there’s nothing I can say, nothing I can do to make a difference.
So I grieve and I pray; it seems there’s nothing more I can do. At times, I tell them what they’re doing, is murder.
I know what an “Orb” is, but that’s what these stoic women and girls seemed like, the first time I “heard” these words in my spirit. Now these words echo in my mind with every girl I see walk in!.
They seem soul-less, cold and self-centered. Like “Orbs”, they’ve become unthinking nebulous, vague reflective objects which do nothing but follow the fads and trends of the day, looking for an eternal party, like S. Florida’s Casey Anthony who killed her 3 year old Caylee!
Sure; right now abortion’s “legal” but slavery was once legal too. Slavery was no more ‘right’ than murdering your little girl. The tide is turning; America is against the violence.
That’s why, from the beginning, I resorted to the graphic photos depicting the violence they’re bringing on the child they should love. The violence must be seen!
These women know what they’re doing and they’re just as guilty as the abortionist wielding his forceps as he crushes their babies skulls and his suction machine dismembering and disemboweling their little ones!
A non-narcissist would be thankful for this gift from God but not today’s young girls.
Instead, each of these women will hire an assassin to murder their child and in doing so, each will reject the one who laid His beloved son’s life down willingly for their eternal freedom . . .
God has drawn a line and is forcing each one of us to take sides — JUDGMENT APPROACHES!
40 years ago I was “on the streets” because of the war …
This though, knowing what goes on inside, always grieves me too.
Holding a sign outside the abortion mill, where the “medical center” does late term abortions two days a week. Today, they had two doctors there instead of their normal compliment of one.
Today was harder than some days. 14 came and went and I’d gotten there late.
I prayed before I got there, as I do, but this young girl came right after I arrived. I attempted to speak some truth to her – the one intending to get an abortion, but the gal accompanying her set me off when she laughed … and I felt like I said something in anger I shouldn’t have.
Upset at myself, I went back into prayer and didn’t speak to the guy who came out for a smoke a few minutes later. He stared at me, an attempt at intimidation. I didn’t look away — I just turned my sign periodically.
When he finished his cigarette, he flipped it at me, burning my finger. As he turned to his car, I made a note of his license plate number in case trouble came later. Sometimes the guys move their car somewhere else and walk back, but instead of leaving, he came and told me what he thought I should be doing instead of protesting!
We talked for a while until I asked him (as he was fresh out of prison) if she was not wanting him to father her child. Sometimes being blunt works.
He then, began to open up. He apologized for his demeanor. She is on Chemo and her doctors told he ,that she was NOT to get pregnant! Too late.
Being at the abortion mill is rarely pleasant! He’d quoted scripture to me (Prov. 3:5 & 6), when he’d been angry.
Still angry, he’d told me that when the gals came out, it was “too late” for me to do any good – that I was there only to make people feel bad; but I explained that wasn’t true. At this clinic, it’s sometimes a 3-day procedure. He was surprised … but later, when he walked her out, very attentive and caring toward her, he noticed I’d turned my sign so she couldn’t see – for her, it was done. He nodded a quick “thanks” and waved again as they began to head home.
I was glad that I told him it was best to leave room for the Lord to work … maybe next time, … if she makes it.
By Dr. Arieh Eldad an M.D. at Hadassah Hospital in Israel
I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.
This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.
This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza , who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her.
Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.
We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and discharged to return to Gaza .
She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheva.
One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt. She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life.
It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel . It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.
I have never written before asking everyone to please forward onwards so that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.
Dr Arieh Eldad
It was titled: “The American President Knows What’s At Stake And He’s Chosen Sides” — by Caroline Glick.
Operation Protective Edge is now two weeks old. Since the ground offensive began Thursday night, we have begun to get a better picture of just how dangerous Hamas has become in the nine years since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip. And what we have learned is that the time has come to take care of this problem. It cannot be allowed to fester or grow anymore.
We have known for years that tunnels were a central component of Hamas’s logistical infrastructure.
What began as the primary means of smuggling weapons, trainers and other war material from Hamas’s sponsors abroad developed rapidly into a strategic tool of offensive warfare against Israel.
As we have seen from the heavily armed Hamas commando squads that have infiltrated into Israel from tunnels since the start of the current round of warfare, the first goal of these offensive tunnels is to deploy terrorists into Israel to massacre Israelis.
But the tunnels facilitate other terror missions as well.
Israel has found tunnels with shafts rigged with bombs located directly under Israeli kindergartens.
If the bombs had gone off, the buildings above would have been destroyed, taking the children down with them.
Other exposed shafts showed Hamas’s continued intense interest in hostage taking. In 2006 the terrorists who kidnapped Cpl. Gilad Schalit entered Israel and returned to Gaza through such a tunnel.
Today the presence of sedatives and multiple sets of handcuffs for neutralizing hostages found in tunnel after tunnel indicate that Hamas intends to abduct several Israelis at once and spirit them back to Gaza.
In an interview with Channel 2 Monday evening, Minister Naftali Bennett spoke of a mother at Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara who told him that her children wake her in the middle of the night and tell her that they hear digging beneath their beds.
As Bennett said, this state of affairs simply cannot continue. People cannot live in fear that there are terrorists burrowing beneath their homes, digging tunnels to murder or kidnap them.
These tunnels must be found and destroyed not merely because they constitute a physical danger to thousands of Israelis. They must be located and destroyed, and Hamas’s capacity to rebuild them must be eliminated because the very idea that they exist makes a normal life impossible for those immediately threatened.
Hamas’s tunnels are also the key component of their command and control infrastructure inside Gaza.
Hamas’s political and military commanders are hiding in them. The reinforced bunkers and tunnel complexes enable Hamas’s senior leadership to move with relative freedom and continue planning and ordering attacks.
The sophistication of the tunnels and the malign intentions of Hamas are not in the least surprising.
But Hamas’s rapid advances in both tunnel and missile technology are deeply worrisome. At a minimum, they indicate that if it is allowed to end the current round of fighting as a coherent, relatively well-armed terrorist army, Hamas will be able to rapidly rebuild and expand its capabilities.
As a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas is not a stand-alone terror group. It is part of a much larger web of Islamic jihadist terror groups including al-Qaida and its affiliates as well as the Shi’ite Hezbollah. Like Hamas, all of these threaten several major Sunni Arab states.
Due to their recognition of the threat Hamas and its allies pose to the survivability of their regimes, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have taken the unprecedented step of supporting Israel’s efforts to defeat Hamas.
They understand that a decisive Israeli blow against Hamas in Gaza will directly benefit them. Not only will Hamas be weakened, but its state sponsors and terrorist comrades will be weakened as well.
Presently, Hamas’s most outspoken state sponsors are Qatar and Turkey.
As Israel’s Calcalist newspaper reported earlier this week, Qatar is Hamas’s biggest and most important financier, a role it plays as well for ISIS, al Nusra, the Muslim Brotherhood and various jihadist groups in Libya.
Turkey for its part is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Like Qatar, Turkey has also been a major supporter of ISIS and al Nusra, as well as Hamas. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slander against Israel has grown so hysterical in recent weeks that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has been trying to downplay Turkey’s animosity, called him out on his open anti-Semitism.
By Tuesday morning, IDF forces in Gaza had destroyed 23 tunnels. The number of additional tunnels is still unknown.
While Israel had killed 183 terrorists, it appeared that most of the terrorists killed were in the low to middle ranks of Hamas’s leadership hierarchy.
Hamas’s senior commanders, as well as its political leadership have hunkered down in hidden tunnel complexes.
In other words, Israel is making good progress.
But it hasn’t completed its missions. It needs several more days of hard fighting.
Recognizing this, Israel’s newfound Muslim allies have not been pushing for a cease-fire.
In contrast, the Obama administration is insisting on concluding a cease-fire immediately.
Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider “must-reading”. HUNDREDS of columnists and cartoonists regularly appear.
As Israel has uncovered the scope of Hamas’s infrastructure of murder and terror, the US has acted with the UN, Turkey and Qatar to pressure Israel (and Egypt) to agree to a cease-fire and so end IDF operations against Hamas before the mission is completed.
To advance this goal, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Monday night with an aggressive plan to force on Israel a cease-fire Hamas and its state sponsors will accept.
As former ambassador to the US Michael Oren told the media, it is clear that neither Israel nor Egypt invited Kerry to come over. Their avoidance of Kerry signals clearly that the US’s two most important allies in the Middle East do not trust US President Barack Obama’s intentions.
And their distrust is entirely reasonable.
The State Department has openly applauded Turkey and Qatar for their involvement in attempts to achieve a cease-fire. Last week Israeli officials alleged that the US was responsible for Hamas’s rejection of the Egyptian cease-fire proposal. By attempting to coerce Egypt to accept Qatar and Turkey as its partners in mediation, Obama signaled to Hamas’s leaders that they should hold out for a better deal.
Due to Turkey’s membership in NATO and the glamour of the Qatari royal family, many Westerners find it hard to believe that they are major sponsors of terrorism. But it is true. Turkey and Qatar are playing a double game.
While sending his ambassador to Brussels for NATO meetings, Erdogan has been transforming Turkey from an open, pro-Western society allied with Israel into a closed, anti-Semitic and anti-American society that sponsors Hamas, ISIL, al Nusra and other terrorists groups.
As for Qatar, the tiny natural gas superpower presents itself to Americans as their greatest ally in the Muslim world. The emirate gives hundreds of millions of dollars to US universities to open campuses in Doha and pretends it is a progressive, open society, replete with debating societies.
Qatar hosts three major US military bases on its territory. And it is becoming one of the most important clients for US military contractors. Earlier this year Qatar signed an $11.4 billion dollar arms agreement with the US.
At the same time, according to the Calacalist report, Qatar is the major bankroller of ISIS and al Nusra in Syria and Iraq. It gives $50 million a month to jihadists in Libya. It gives Hamas $100m. in annual aid. And in the past two years Doha has provided Hamas with an additional $620m. dollars, including $250m. it transferred to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s personal bank account, and $350m. in military aid to Hamas, transferred after the Egyptian military forced the Muslim Brotherhood government from power last July.
Add to that the $100m. per year that Qatar pours into Al Jazeera’s satellite network — which has dedicated itself to undermining pro-Western Arab regimes while popularizing the likes of al-Qaida and Hamas, and Qatar is the largest financier of international jihad in the world.
Rather than notice that Qatar and Turkey are playing a double game, and treat them with suspicion, the Obama administration has embraced them.
Chances that Kerry will secure a cease-fire in the near future are small. In all likelihood, the government will be able to buy the time necessary to complete the mission in whole or large part. But the fact that the US has chosen at this juncture in the operation — with Israel enjoying unprecedented support from the most important Sunni states in the region — to side with Hamas and its state sponsors in their demand for an immediate cease-fire speaks volumes about the transformation of US foreign policy under Obama’s leadership.
MY COMMENT BELOW:
America’s self-centered, Me-First mindset will surely bring judgment, and rightfully so. We’ve abrogated our founding forefather’s intent in establishing a nation based on Godly principles. Now, our population is focused on gladiator sports, possessions, and being desired. Demanding judgment are the 55,000,000 babies and counting, . . . which have been MURDERED!
America, is burning as Obama is vacationing and “fundraising” . . . as he fiddles. That America is so gullible and inattentive grieves me; it allows this evil man to act in accordance with his contract with the devil.
America, though alluded to in several places previously, when it comes to “END TIMES PROPHESY, our nation is not to be found. Why?
For several decades, I’ve told friends that my intellect tells me there are two potentialities: 1) we are unable to respond and help Israel, or 2) we’ve chosen the wrong side.
As for me and mine, we chose to serve God. I’d rather die defending Israel! I plan to test my DNA, hoping I can get past a lack of information regarding my heritage / lineage and make ALIYAH!
PLEASE AT LEAST READ THE 3 SHORT RED TEXT AREAS.
Originally published as: “The Truth about Gaza“
Israel is using missile defense to protect its civilians and Hamas is using their civilians to protect their missiles.
‘Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. ‘We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Yet we routinely hear this Israel-Gaza fighting described as a morally equivalent “cycle of violence.” This is absurd. What possible interest can Israel have in cross-border fighting? Everyone knows Hamas set off this mini-war. And everyone knows Hamas’ proudly self-declared raison d’etre: the eradication of Israel and its Jews.
Apologists for Hamas attribute the bloodlust to the Israeli occupation and blockade. Occupation? There is not a soldier, not a settler, not a single Israeli in Gaza. Does no one remember anything? It was less than 10 years ago that worldwide television showed the Israeli army pulling diehard settlers off synagogue roofs in Gaza as Israel uprooted it settlements, expelled its citizens, withdrew its military and turned every inch of Gaza over to the Palestinians.
There was no blockade. On the contrary. Israel wanted this new Palestinian state to succeed. To help the Gaza economy, Israel gave the Palestinians its 3,000 greenhouses that had produced fruit and flowers for export. It opened border crossings and encouraged commerce.
The whole idea was to establish the model for two states living peacefully and productively side by side. No one seems to remember that simultaneous with the Gaza withdrawal, Israel dismantled four smaller settlements in the northern West Bank as a clear signal of Israel’s desire to leave the West Bank too and thus achieve an amicable two-state solution.
And how did the Gaza Palestinians react to being granted by the Israelis what no previous ruler, neither Egyptian, nor British, nor Turkish, had ever given them – an independent territory? First, they demolished the greenhouses. Then they elected Hamas. Then, instead of building a state with its attendant political and economic institutions, they spent the better part of a decade turning Gaza into a massive military base, brimming with terror weapons, to make ceaseless war on Israel.
Where are the roads and rail, the industry and infrastructure of the new Palestinian state? Nowhere. Instead, they built mile upon mile of underground tunnels to hide their weapons and, when the going gets tough, their military commanders. They spent millions importing and producing rockets, launchers, mortars, small arms, even drones. They deliberately placed them in schools, hospitals, mosques and private homes to better expose their own civilians. And from which they fire rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Why? The rockets can’t even inflict serious damage, being almost uniformly intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. Even West Bank leader Mahmoud Abbas has asked: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?”
In a world of such Kafkaesque ethical inversions, Hamas’ depravity begins to make sense.
It makes no sense. Unless you understand, as a Washington Post editorial explained, that the whole point is to draw Israeli counterfire.
This produces dead Palestinians for international television. Which is why Hamas perversely urges its own people not to seek safety when Israel drops leaflets warning of an imminent attack.
To deliberately wage war so that your own people can be telegenically killed is indeed moral and tactical insanity. But it rests on a very rational premise: Given the Orwellian state of the world’s treatment of Israel (see: the U.N.’s grotesque Human Rights Council), fueled by a mix of classic anti-Semitism, near-total historical ignorance and reflexive sympathy for the ostensible Third World underdog, these eruptions featuring Palestinian casualties ultimately undermine support for Israel’s legitimacy and right to self-defense.
In a world of such Kafkaesque ethical inversions, Hamas’ depravity begins to make sense. This is a world in which the Munich massacre is a movie and the murder of Klinghoffer is an opera – both deeply sympathetic to the killers. This is a world in which the U.N. ignores humanity’s worst war criminals while incessantly condemning Israel, a state warred upon for 66 years which nonetheless goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid harming the very innocents its enemies use as shields.
It’s to the Israelis’ credit that amid all this madness they haven’t lost their moral scruples. Or their nerve. Those outside the region have the minimum obligation, therefore, to expose the madness and speak the truth. Rarely has it been so blindingly clear.
Are they intentional, or unintended? As a “newsaholic” for the last two + decades, I believe they’re intentional and they’re life threatening.
The extent of this massive threat will not fully manifest itself until this coming school year as ill, illegal-alien children are huddled together in closed environments (classrooms) all across America. Your children will be bringing new unseen diseases home – diseases which have historically wiped out entire cultures (i.e. in Europe during the Bubonic Plague, and Native American populations during our expansion into the west.)
As you’ll hear in this video, FEMA is preparing for 200,000,000 casualties! These children are being “shipped” to cities across America rather than segregated / isolated / quarantined!
This NEW INFORMATION is reblogged from Michael Reagan:
Since its inception in 1948 Israel — our ally and the only democracy in the Middle East — has been proving the experts wrong.
The latest expert comeuppance concerns “asymmetrical warfare.” This is a buzzword for guerrilla warfare and describes what happens when a weaker or more primitive combatant takes on a 21st century foe. The theory was that the weaker opponent will use what appears to be technically unsophisticated weapons and tactics that will find the chink in the technologically musclebound foe’s armor.
In Israel’s case, the thousands of home-made rockets fired at civilians by Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Arab terrorists were supposed to be so formidable that Israel’s military options would be severely limited, lest it risk devastating consequences for civilians under a rain of rocket fire.
Except none of that turned out to be true.
The game changer for Israel is what you would expect from a technologically sophisticated and free nation: the Iron Dome defense system. Iron Dome was first employed to prevent missile attacks during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.
The system successfully intercepted 84 percent of the rockets launched at cities and other civilian areas.
This year the system is functioning even more efficiently. So far it has intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired by terrorists. Now this doesn’t mean every rocket fired is intercepted. The system only responds to attacks that are likely to hit civilians. As of yesterday 180 rockets had been fired and the Iron Dome was activated in 27 percent of the attacks.
Israel currently has seven Iron Dome batteries installed in areas where the danger of attack is greatest. And rockets aren’t the only threat Iron Dome can counter. It will also intercept artillery shells and mortar rounds fired from distances of up to 45 miles.
Now you may be wondering why Israel, which faces a threat from conventional rockets, has such a system and the United States, which is vulnerable to nuclear missiles, does not. The answer is fairly simple: Israel is not afflicted with leftwing fanatics who put scoring political points ahead of the well-being of the nation.
Work was started on such a system here during my father’s administration. He thought it was immoral that the nuclear policy of our country rested on threatening to immolate millions of Russians or Chinese if the enemy immolated millions of U.S. citizens.
Ronald Reagan didn’t think meekly accepting the potential murder of most of the nation was a morally justifiable defense policy. So he directed the Pentagon to begin work on a missile defense system.
Democrats were outraged. They ridiculed the project and called it “Star Wars.” Their experts said such a system was impossible. It was “like hitting a rock with a rock.” The learned pooh-poohed the concept, pontificating about “boost-phase,” window of opportunity, MIRVs, destabilization and the like.
It would be hard to find a weapon with a shorter boost-phase than a mortar round, yet Iron Dome does just fine.
So 26 years after my father left office, thanks to Democrats, the U.S. still doesn’t have a working missile defense installed, yet Israel does and it was built in only eight years. Fortunately, the U.S. has contributed to financing Iron Dome, so we are part owners of a system that’s located halfway around the world from us.
Maybe if we suffer an attack, they will let us borrow it.
We WILL be attacked … until then, we need only worry about the plans of this “domestic terrorist” president …
Every year the kindergartens of Gaza graduate a new class of children dressed like terrorists and suicide bombers. There are celebratory child- sized coffins decorated with the flags of Islamic terrorist groups and colorful balloons.
A teacher explained that, “In every year’s kindergarten graduation ceremonies we focus on the children to represent the role of struggling and resistance in the way of Allah.”
Some don’t wait that long.
Abdullah Quran was only twelve years old when he was found with a bomb in his bag, but the indoctrination of children begins much earlier. Children’s magazines and television shows encourage them to kill and die using everything from songs to costumed characters. On “Pioneers of Tomorrow“, the children are urged to grow up to kill Jews. “All of them?” a little girl is prompted. “Yes” is her reply.
Hamas does not just turn children into killers; it also uses them as human shields. Hamas has encouraged Gaza families to act as human shields. It was caught launching rockets near a school.
The Hamas Interior Minister had said that: “For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry… This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen.”
This is the insanity of Islam. They teach their children from the beginning to hate and kill!
Above, came from Arutz Sheva.
Below, is . . .
My Opinion: Islam needs to be totally eradicated; it is pure EVIL! Read the Qu’ran!
- Our leftist press supports the Palestinians.
- The Palestinians freely elected Hamas!
- Hamas is supplied by Iran
- Obama is “negotiating” with Iran
- Our government gives Billion$ of our tax money, to Hamas, even though it’s against the law to support terrorism – Obama’s administration regularly breaks the law!
- Our government pressures Israel to give up more “Land for Peace” even though that has clearly failed, the president’s Secy. Of State (the traitor of Vietnam) pushes them to do it over and over, encouraging more Rockets, more war!
- This, is your president at work! Talking out of both sides of his mouth!
- And the American people? They wait with anticipation, for every Saturday’s professional gladiator games . . . and the gladiators? They demand more money to distract the people … not because they know they’re part of the deception / detraction, but because they’re getting hurt and finding out that their concussions have a longer-lasting impact than they knew!
Parents living in Sderot need to constantly ask themselves this dreaded question: if there is an incoming rocket and my kids are in separate parts of the house, how do I get all of them to the bomb shelter in 15 seconds?
The question became very real for Tami Jorno two weeks ago. With her husband away at work, the ode red siren went off. She has 15 seconds to get herself and her two children to safety. She scooped up her 5-year old daughter who was next to her in the kitchen and ran. Her 4-year-old son was in the living room. With no time to spare, she yelled at him to run. Although Sderot children are taught from a young age to run to bomb shelters during sirens, Tami says her children often do not hear the siren when they watch television.
The boy heard his mother’s call and ran to the shelter. Just in the nick of time. A rocket scored a direct hit on their home, destroying everything except the protected room that sheltered Tami and her two kids.
This occurred recently, in July 2014. But Sderot has been experiencing it for over a decade. Since 2005, Sderot has been the target of over 9000 rockets.
In this latest round of fighting, most of Israel has experienced what it’s like to live under the threat of rockets. Sderot, yet again, has been the most unfortunate. A factory and the Jornos’ home have been destroyed.
The people of Sderot have seen the situation slowly escalate over the years. Hamas has slowly increased its attacks, and the rockets are now reaching further densely populated cities in the North.
Naom Bedein of the Sderot Media Center has been documenting the rocket fire in Sderot since November 2006. He has witnessed Sderot becoming what he calls “the bomb shelter capital of the world,” with 6000 bomb shelters having been erected.
While the shelters have been life savers, Sderot residents say they are not the solution. Its proximity to Gaza makes it non-protectable by the Iron Dome missile defense system it. As a result, Hamas’ most devastating hits have been in Sderot.
On June 28, Saturday evening at 8 pm, the Denber Paint and Coating factory in Sderot was hit and destroyed. The rockets produced flames that burnt down the factory.
Nobody was present at the factory that night. According to Denber’s owner, Baruch Kogan, two workers in the neighboring factory were injured in the process of running for shelter in the dark.
Kogan, a father of three and grandfather of five, lives in Rishon LeTzion, a suburb of Tel Aviv. He says he moved his factory to Sderot from Ofakim, because a majority of his workers lived in Sderot. Despite the threat to his investment, he is already rebuilding the factory in Sderot. “We are rebuilding and we are staying here. We are not afraid of the missiles, and we are not going anywhere.”
The resilience of the people of Sderot is a source of pride, as much as their fear is a source of pain. Each of them fights back in their own way.
All want quiet restored permanently. “Every time Israel performed this kind of operation, we got quiet for a few years, and then they shoot again,” said Kogan. “We hope that this operation in Gaza will finish it for good.”
In this last round of terrorism, two Israelis have been killed—one elderly lady in Haifa while seeking shelter, and one volunteer on the Gaza border. Israelis are optimistic and resilient. They are staying safe, taking precautions, but managing to go about their daily lives.
At the same time, Hamas’ rocket range is increasing, and their frequency shows no signs of slowing down. While the Iron Dome system and shelters protect life (with the Almighty’s help), they do not vanquish fear, anxiety, or trauma. Moreover, Israelis fear it is a matter of time before a rocket pierces through the nation’s defenses.
On Tuesday, Israel agreed to an Egyptian moderated cease-fire. Hamas did not, and hundreds of rockets continue to fly in to Israeli territory.
Kogan told Aish.com that he considers the cease fire idea a “joke.” He believes “you cannot make an agreement with murderers.”
Israelis, especially residents of the South, are looking for answers and yearning for peace.
The first Cease-Fire failed. It wasn’t a real Cease-Fire anyway — it’s not a real one when only one side (Israel) agrees.
53% of Israelis are for continuing the response against Hamas. 12%, didn’t voice an opinion. Though the Jews are not a warring people, their desire to continue is easily explained – over the years, they’ve grown tired of Hamas finally agreeing to a Cease-Fire again, but only when they need to RE-ARM again!
Hamas fired over one thousand missiles this week. Hamas is not ready for a Cease-Fire; they still have missiles left!
IF Israel puts boots on the ground, and goes in and totally destroys Hamas, they’ll take casualties and the end result will be that Fatah will rise to power anyway. There is no easy answer and Israel won’t do what is necessary … evict the Palestinians who won’t live in peace. Palestinians freely elected Hamas … therefore one can rightfully say – ‘they get what they deserve!
To me, though Israelis want to live in peace, all Esau’s offspring should have been sent to Jordan!
Then, there’s the OBAMA question! He’s done nothing to stop Iran’s development of Nukes! He, this leftist traitor of ours, has left the door open to ARMAGEDDON!
We can thank our liberal / leftist press; they’re traitors and in spite of God’s word, they’ve built their palace on eroding sands and they’ve led others into this valley. With our current president, we all live here!
We may, just as well, rename America SDEROT!
Sent to me, tonight, by a well-educated friend, a retired Judge: the cry to IMPEACH Obama is coming from all political persuasions! This came tonight – Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:30:20 PM, I share it, because even respected liberals are seeing the danger which will surely bring about the demise of our nation. Historians see the parallel between another dictator’s takeover and that tragic outcome. I urge you to read this …
My friend’s comment: Henthoff’s a true LIBERAL. A respectable political philosophy. As Rush and others have been saying for a long time now, the post-Kennedy Democrat party has departed from classical liberalism and has taken up socialism or, (call it statism or communism, whatever you prefer — they prefer “progressive” because it sounds so good). Yes, this is worth reading and reflecting on.
Some years ago, the University of Nebraska asked our firm to help build a crowd for a debate between William Rusher, the publisher of the conservative “National Review Magazine”, and Nat Hentoff, of the liberal, “The Village Voice”.
While William Rusher and William F. Buckley, Jr. and National Review, were already familiar, it was only necessary to read a few back issues of The Village Voice to understand that Nat Hentoff was (and is) one of the world’s most articulate liberals. We filled the auditorium; however, we didn’t know what to expect. Would the debaters be civil or uncivil?
More than civil, they listened respectfully to what the other had to say. The audience was treated to the best ideas that both conservatism and liberalism had to offer in an atmosphere of respect and even genuine friendship between the two icons of their differing points of view.
My Comment: Similar to the Bill Ayers / Dinesh D’Souza debate.
Unfortunately, in April, 2012, Mr. Rusher went to his Eternal rest. Fortunately, Mr. Hentoff is still with us and continues to give voice to liberal causes. But what brings this particular column about is that Mr. Hentoff, the consummate left-winger, has just called for the impeachment of President Obama, saying that Mr. Obama is the most dangerous and destructive president ever and is far worse than Mr. Hentoff’s former target, President Richard Nixon.
Mr. Hentoff says Mr. Obama has thrown the U.S. Constitution under the bus and is ruling as a dictator. As evidence, Hentoff cites Mr. Obama’s delay of the employer mandate in ObamaCare, the changing of types of plans available under ObamaCare, ignoring our immigrations laws, refusing to deport illegal immigrants, enacting stricter gun-control measures without Congressional legislation, sealing his presidential records, creating government offices and Czars without authorization, and changing the pay grades of selected federal employees without authority.
For some work-a-day Americans, these burrs under Mr. Hentoff’s saddle might seem insignificant; however, one of conservatism’s leading voices, St. John’s University Professor M. Northrup Buechner, writing in Forbes Magazine on November 19, 2013, says Mr. Obama’s unlawful actions could lead to a troubling scenario: “A Republican Congress is elected and repeals ObamaCare over a Democrat President’s veto. The President refuses to enforce the repeal. The Supreme Court rules that the President’s refusal is unconstitutional. The President denounces the ruling and refuses to be bound by it.
“If the President persists in rejecting all authority other than his own, the
D�nouement [outcome] would depend on the side taken by the Armed Forces…”
Writing in The Washington Times on November 12, 2013, Commander J.D. Gordon, USN (Ret.), a former Pentagon spokesman, says “…every week since President Obama took office, we’ve been hearing that another top leader has been summarily fired, despite decades of loyal service and valuable experience protecting the nation. Statistically speaking, it’s actually closer to one every 8.8 days, a staggering 200 military brass shown the door in less than five years.
Thus, one wonders if this Stalin-like purge of generals and admirals is a precautionary step taken by Mr. Obama in advance of a descent into the darkness of a Constitutional crisis.
“Fasten your seat belts, this is going to be a bumpy flight.”
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (mathematically, a statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).
* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.
* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.
* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.
NOTE 1: This last runoff election in Mississippi, Senator Cochran won by a slight margin, but a pastor came forward and admitted he was a small part in a large fraudulent vote-buying scheme giving the win to the Democrat Cochran – no wonder they oppose it!
NOTE 2: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.
NOTE 3: In what Obama calls a phony scandal, 5 different government agencies all “went after” a new 501 (C)4 organization calling itself “TRUE THE VOTE”. And he claims there’s not a “smidgen” of corruption! Another lie!
You, who ignore, the obvious warnings we’ve received — you need to know what evil awaits you, … AWAITS US ALL! Here, a very graphic depiction of what you may not want to see, but you need to.
Prepare your soul before you see this. This is current news, not last year, nor enen last month’s. http://www.asgraphic.org/videos/video382/index.htm
Those shown, are killing Christians! It’s happening in Egypt as well . . . has been for months!
This group of cowards, mostly wearing masks to conceal who they are . . . show why the civilized nations of the world, must now take up arms against this Caliphate, these vile men who kill only because they are evil, and be forewarned, they openly say, — they’re coming after all of us!
As I’ve said before, quoting musician Jackson Browne in Casino Nation (?), like it or not, we may as well face it – from here on in . . . it’s perpetual war!
Accept that or not, there are other murders being done, right here in America in almost every city in the land. I can tell you, … openly tell you – believe it or not, … these murders … they’re even more egregious than what you saw in the video above, and what’s worse is … we as a nation have sanctioned it ….. they’re being done in our name, with our tax money!
This violence, ABORTION, is performed on the helpless ones – – – those who cannot speak for themselves, nor can they run away, although when one invades their “safe space“, via modern technology, they can be seen attempting to escape the implements of pain and death!
God instructs us to defend life (scripture below), yet we ignore Him.
Are we better than these ISIS members moving through Iraq, slaughtering as they go?
Today, there are 57,000,000 babies killed … and counting, over 3,000 a day in America alone, and it’s not only that. This particular violence puts the victims through a painful “hell” of dismemberment, before and during death!
We’ll all be judged, for not only what we do …. but also what we did not do!
Because of our inaction, we bring judgment on all we say we love! You’ve been warned! There is no justification!
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
This (Reblog – author, below) is very strong stuff. It may not be suitable for some. It may be too much for others. It is what it is: a horrific indictment.
Barack Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors…it seems to have never left him.
It is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.
Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of ” America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday or someone plays “taps” on a trumpet?
Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march-by? It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed us his medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free.
He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.
Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the grave sites of fallen and beloved American heroes.
Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite us.
He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S., or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many.
Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego.
He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who opposes his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.
Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissension, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America, rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”).
He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions.
And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.
Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
· Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.
· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.
© Maureen Scott
There are some gifted people who have the ability to put into words that which most of us are thinking. Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and retired to Richmond, VA, in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions.
UPDATED – 6/18/2014 / 17:55 PST
A Community Organizer prods and pushes. Barack, using Saul Alinsky’s published methods, was perfect for that job. As an “organizer”, he began by whipping up people, . . . against any and every cause — from the beginning, like Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his pastor, he was all about sowing discontent.
How the American people ever bought into his hate . . . his desire to “fundamentally change” the best nation in history, shows how far we’ve strayed from being a Godly nation. Americans are not like that.
That’s not to say we don’t have our faults and injustices; we do! This man who never held a legitimate job and never actually worked a day in his life, has set us back and we may never recover!
With ISIS rising in the middle east, as a Caliphate, and our southern borders wide open, knowing the jihadists now have (our) STINGER missiles and by now, they must have smuggled them into our nation (remember the deal he made with Russia — allowing them to remove the WMD’s from Syria? Remember his comment to Putin, caught on an open mike, about ‘having more leeway after the election?)
Do you know what ISIS stands for? Islamic State Iraq & Syria! = ISIS
And now he has the unmitigated GALL to try and work with Iran? Iran’s been our avowed enemy since the mid – 1980’s fighting a proxy war against our ally Israel (via HAMAS & HEZBULLAH) – they’ve killed thousands of Americans. Iran was an established ally of Hitler during WWII, they’re bent on creating another holocaust for Israeli Jews!
I reported previously (as have reputable foreign news agencies) that the U.S. was arming our enemy (in Benghazi) and actually training them in secret (in Jordan).
THIS is the man YOU elected, America! (Fool me once . . .) but YOU re-elected him.
When are the people going to wake up and realize this Community Organizer is more than just a member of the “HATE AMERICA FIRST Crowd” – – – he was and is a TRAITOR?!?! Actually, his followers NEVER will. They too, are “True Believers”. They are disgruntled unhappy, and angry with America. They cannot see the fact that, although America has way too much corruption and greed, overall America is a good nation – mankind’s last, best hope!
I fully expect his failure in Syria to be the root cause of terrorists shooting down commercial airliners all over the globe, even in the U.S. His attempts to take us down militarily have been too successful. He needs to be impeached first, and then put on trial . . . . trial for TREASON!
I rarely post music . . . really great stuff comes along, probably more often these days, but this one is so exceptional, it has to be said to be almost perfect. Beautiful Sisters Sing In Perfect Harmony, Then Big Sister Lets Her Little Sister Shine In An Incredible Solo! GodFruits
Take a listen.
John Whitehead Guest Column–Washington Is Arming Against The Public — June 10, 2014: John Whitehead asks the questions every American should be asking.
Why Should Anyone Trust a Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, and Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?
By John W. Whitehead
“Why should anyone trust a government that has condoned torture, spied on at least 35 world leaders, supports indefinite detention, places bugs in thousands of computers all over the world, kills innocent people with drone attacks, promotes the post office to log mail for law enforcement agencies and arbitrarily authorizes targeted assassinations? Or, for that matter, a president that instituted the Insider Threat Program, which was designed to get government employees to spy on each other and ‘turn themselves and others in for failing to report breaches,’ which includes ‘any unauthorized disclosure of anything, not just classified materials.’” — Professor Henry Giroux
June 10, 2014 – “Rutherford Institute” – Why should anyone trust a government that kills, maims, tortures, lies, spies, cheats, and treats its own citizens like criminals? For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and whose domestic policies are dictated more by paranoia than need?
Unfortunately, “we the people” have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily distracted, so out-of-touch, so compliant and so indoctrinated on the idea that our government will always do the right thing by us that we have ignored the warning signs all around us, or at least failed to recognize them as potential red flags.
As I point out in my book “A Government of Wolves”: The Emerging American Police State, the consequences of this failure on both our parts—the citizenry’s and the government’s—to do our due diligence in asking the right questions, demanding satisfactory answers, and holding our government officials accountable to respecting our rights and abiding by the rule of law has pushed us to the brink of a nearly intolerable state of affairs.
Intolerable, at least, to those who remember what it was like to live in a place where freedom, due process and representative government actually meant something. (Remember that the people of Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Germany also failed to ask questions, demand answers, and hold their government officials accountable until it was too late, and we know how that turned out.)
There’s certainly no shortage of issues about which we should be asking questions of our government representatives, demanding truthful answers, and subsequently insisting on changes within our government. Keep in mind, however, that the government has mastered the art of evasion. Thus, it’s not enough to ask the questions. We need to demand answers, and when those answers aren’t forthcoming—either because a government official claims to not “know” or because it’s outside his or her jurisdiction—we need to demand that they find out.
To get the ball rolling, here are just a few dozen of the questions that require honest answers by those individuals and agencies that are supposed to be answering to us. For my part, I’m going to send this exact list of questions to my government representatives and see how responsive they are. I’d suggest you do the same.
To start with, what’s the rationale behind turning government agencies into military outposts? There has been a notable buildup in recent years of SWAT teams within non-security-related federal agencies such as Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department. As of 2008, “73 federal law enforcement agencies… [employ] approximately 120,000 armed full-time on-duty officers with arrest authority.” Four-fifths of those officers are under the command of either the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Department of Justice.
What’s with all of the government agencies stockpiling hollow point bullets? For example, why does the Department of Agriculture need .40 caliber semiautomatic submachine guns and 320,000 rounds of hollow point bullets? For that matter, why do its agents need ballistic vests and body armor?
Why does the Postal Service need “assorted small arms ammunition”? Why did the DHS purchase “1.6 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition, along with 7,000 fully-automatic 5.56x45mm NATO ‘personal defense weapons’ plus a huge stash of 30-round high-capacity magazines”? That’s in addition to the FBI’s request for 100 million hollow-point rounds. The Department of Education, IRS, the Social Security Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees the National Weather Service, are also among the federal agencies which have taken to purchasing ammunition and weaponry in bulk.
Why is the federal government distributing obscene amounts of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to police departments around the country? And why is DHS acquiring more than 2,500 Mine-Resistant Armored Protection (MRAP) vehicles, only to pass them around to local police departments across the country? According to the New York Times:
As President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice. During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft. The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units.
Why is the military partnering with local police to conduct training drills around the country? And what exactly are they training for? In Richland South Carolina, for instance, U.S. army special forces are participating in joint and secretiveexercises and training with local deputies. The public has been disallowed from obtaining any information about the purpose of the drills, other than that they might be loud and to not be alarmed. The Army and DHS also carried out similar drills and maneuvers involving Black Hawk helicopters in Texas, Florida, and other locations throughout the U.S., ostensibly in order to provide officers with realistic urban training.
What is being done to protect the American populace from the threat of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, being used against them? Policy analysts point to Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities” (issued on Dec. 29, 2010), as justification for the government’s use of military force to put down civil unrest within the United States.
Why is FEMA stockpiling massive quantities of emergency supplies? On January 10, 2014, FEMA made a statement enlisting the service of contractors who could “supply medical biohazard disposal capabilities and 40 yard dumpsters to 1,000 tent hospitals across the United States; all required on 24-48 hour notice.” This coincides with other medical requests seeking massive amounts of supplies, such as “31,000,000 flu vaccinations,” “100,000 each of winter shirts and pants and the same for summer” and other goods and services requests as well like tarps, manufactured housing units, and beverages. And why does the TSA need $21,000 worth of potassium chlorate, a chemical compound often used in explosives?
Why is the Pentagon continuing to purchase mass amounts of ammunition while at the same time preparing to destroy more than $1 billion worth of bullets and missiles that are still viable?
Moreover, what is really being done to hold the Pentagon accountable for its doctored ledgers, fraud, waste and mismanagement, which has cost the taxpayer trillions of dollars? According to Reuters, “The Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not complied with a law that requires annual audits of all government departments. That means that the $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996, the first year it was supposed to be audited, has never been accounted for. That sum exceeds the value of China’s economic output last year.”
Given the similarities between the government’s Live Active Shooter Drill training exercises, carried out at schools, in shopping malls, and on public transit, which can and do fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers and bystanders into thinking it’s a real crisis, how much of what is being passed off as real is, in fact, being staged by DHS for the “benefit” of training law enforcement, leaving us none the wiser? These training exercises come complete with their own set of professionally trained Crisis Actors playing the parts of shooters, bystanders and victims in order to help “schools and first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.”
Given that Americans are 110 times more likely to die of foodborne illness than in a terrorist attack, why is the government spending trillions of dollars on “national security”? How exactly is the $75 billion given to 15 intelligence agencies annually to keep us “safe” being spent? And why is the DHS giving away millions of dollars’ worth of federal security grants to states that federal intelligence agencies ruled have “no specific foreign or domestic terrorism threat”?
Why is the government amassing names and information on Americans considered to be threats to the nation, and what criteria is the government using for this database? Keep in mind that this personal information is being acquired and kept without warrant or court order. It’s been suggested that in the event of nuclear war, the destruction of the US Government, and the declaration of martial law, this Main Core database, which as of 2008 contained some 8 million names of Americans, would be used by military officials to locate and round up Americans seen as threats to national security, a program to be carried about by the Army and FEMA.
Taken individually, these questions are alarming enough. However, when viewed collectively, they leave one wondering what exactly the U.S. government is preparing for and whether American citizens shouldn’t be preparing, as well, for that eventuality when our so-called “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is no longer answerable to “we the people.”
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org)
BUT BY THE GOVERNMENT, THOUGH?
YOU’RE FINALLY GETTING IT!
I’m referring to the newly reported INVASION of helpless children (and a few adults) coming to America … It’s been building for months! One Texas source says it’s toppong 35,000 / month there . . . CONFIRMATION HERE!
Ok; FOR NOW, it’s only reported on CNN & Fox news, but this is too in-our-face; it can’t remain hidden for long – – just like the V.A. scandal ! ! ! A few days later, it’s now being reported in the mainstream media.
Parents in Honduras, Guatemala, etc. are telling their children … “go with these children! Get to America; find Aunt Esmeralda (or whatever her name is) – – – the newspapers in Central America are telling us all, that America’s President Obama won’t deport you; you go live with your aunt; we’ll come … eventually. We want a better life for you now. GO! Ride the trains like thousands of others are doing. When you get there, find your aunt – America’s government, they’ll feed you and put you on a bus to go to your aunt and uncle.”
And the children cry, but they do! They climb aboard and ride the tops of train . . .
They’re coming, by the thousands … and that number will grow and continue to increase … as the terrorism to the south of us drives their parents to send them north to America — it’s better than their children being forced into the cartels … the FARC …
All this, my friend, is step 17a under the Cloward & Piven plan! (That’s a made-up reference number – but you get the idea.) Cloward & Piven, (leftist professors @ Columbia) laid out a plan to break America down, and Obama’s part in it, is in full swing … it’s the final phase to break America’s World Dominance!
He’s using children to do it! America’s compassion was identified by her enemies as her weak link, long ago!
But . . . there are no buses to Hoboken! There are no buses to take these children to find Aunt Esmeralda in any city. It’s all a sham! These children, once they cross the border are not turned away – – – from the closed military bases and FEMA camps, they are being placed on buses and sent to various assorted cities across America! Almost always, the children think they’re being taken to their relatives, but they’re abandoned in an unfamiliar city!
Obama knows America’s churches will step up and care for these children. His hatred of Christianity, his plan to overwhelm the system – they’re both parts of the plan being carried out. If it doesn’t immediately break us financially, … soon, it will.
For us, it means the endangering of our population (young and old) with new strains of old diseases, long ago eradicated, in the U.S. – more stress on America’s Obamacare System — the wait-to-see-if-they-survive healthcare . . .
All this’s no different than letting prisoners out of jail – prisoners who made bad choices before and have no marketable skills for … no existing jobs … this is all meant to stress an already broken system.
Soon, very soon, we’ll be ready for the next, final steps – invasion by hostile troops? Or will selling government assets to China be first???
These elected folks inside the beltway are TRAITORS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER – pretenders, one and all.
Bergdahl may be mentally unstable and may have been unable to help himself, … but these politicians knew full well, from-the-get-go, they were doing us dirty.
As Occupy stated: (paraphrased) maybe it’s about time to ready the firing squads! ARMOR UP! This is not the “FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE” we wanted!
By: Phil “Hands” Handley Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
Here is what Col. Handley wrote in response to Panetta and Dempsey’s claims there was no time to send help to Benghazi.
The combat code of the US Military is that we don’t abandon our dead or wounded on the battlefield. In US Air Force lingo, fighter pilots don’t run off and leave their wingmen. If one of our own is shot down, still alive and not yet in enemy captivity, we will either come to get him or die trying.
Among America ‘s fighting forces, the calm, sure knowledge that such an irrevocable bond exists is priceless. Along with individual faith and personal grit, it is a sacred trust that has often sustained hope in the face of terribly long odds.
The disgraceful abandonment of our Ambassador and those brave ex-SEAL’s who fought to their deaths to save others in that compound is nothing short of dereliction-of-duty.
Additionally, the patently absurd cover-up scenario that was fabricated in the aftermath was an outright lie in an attempt to shield the President and the Secretary of State from responsibility.
The White House strategy, with the aid of a “lap dog” press has been to run out the clock before the truth is forthcoming.
The contention “that there were simply no military assets that could be brought to bear in time to make a difference” mainly due to the unavailability of tanker support for fighter aircraft is simply Bull Chit, regardless how many supposed “experts” the Administration trots out to make such an assertion.
The bottom line is that even if the closest asset capable of response was half-way around the world, you don’t just sit on your penguin ass and do nothing.
The fact is that the closest asset was not half-way around the world, but as near as Aviano Air Base, Italy where two squadrons of F-16Cs are based.
Consider the following scenario (all times Benghazi local): When Hicks in Tripoli receives a call at 9:40 PM from Ambassador Stevens informing him “Greg, we are under attack!” (his last words). Hicks immediately notifies all agencies and prepares for the immediate initiation of an existing “Emergency Response Plan.”
At AFRICON, General Carter Ham attempts to mount a rescue effort, but is told to “stand down”. By 10:30 PM an unarmed drone is overhead the compound and streaming live feed to various “Command and Control Agencies” so everyone watching that feed knew damn well what was going on.
At 11:30 PM Woods, Doherty and five others leave Tripoli, arriving in Benghazi at 1:30 AM on Wednesday morning, where they hold off the attacking mob from the roof of the compound until they are killed by a mortar direct hit at 4:00 AM.
So nothing could have been done, eh? Nonsense. If one assumes that tanker support really “was not available,” what about this:
When at 10:00 PM AFRICON alerts the 31st TFW Command Post in Aviano Air Base, Italy of the attack, the Wing Commander orders preparation for the launch of two F-16s and advises the Command Post at NAS Sigonella to prepare for hot pit refueling and quick turn of the jets.
By 11:30 PM, two F-16Cs with drop tanks and each armed with five hundred 20 MM rounds are airborne. Flying at 0.92 mach they will cover the 522 nautical miles directly to NAS Sigonella in 1.08 hours. While in-route, the flight lead is informed of the tactical situation, rules of engagement, and radio frequencies to use.
The jets depart Sigonella at 1:10 AM with full fuel load and cover the 377 nautical miles directly to Benghazi in 0.8 hours, arriving at 1:50 AM which would be 20 minutes after the arrival of Woods, Doherty and their team.
Providing that the two F-16s initial pass over the mob, in full afterburner at 200 feet and 550 knots did not stop the attack in its tracks, a few well-placed strafing runs on targets of opportunity would assuredly do the trick.
Were the F-16s fuel state insufficientto return to Sigonelli after jettisoning their external drop tanks, they could easily do so at Tripoli International Airport , only one-half hour away.
As for those hand-wringing naysayers who would worry about IFR clearances, border crossing authority, collateral damage, landing rights, political correctness and dozens of other reasons not to act — screw them. It is time our “leadership” get its priorities straight and put America’s interests first.
The end result would be that Woods and Doherty would be alive. Dozens in the attacking rabble would be rendezvousing with “72 virgins” and a clear message would have been sent to the next worthless P.O.S. terrorist contemplating an attack on Americans that it is not really a good idea to “tug” on Superman’s cape.
Of course all this depends upon a ‘Commander In Chief’ more concerned with saving the lives of those he put in harm’s way than getting his crew rested for a campaign fund raising event in Las Vegas the next day. It also depends upon a Secretary of State who actually understood “What difference did it make?”, and a Secretary of Defense who was watching the feed from the drone and understood what the attack consisted of instead of making an immediate response that “One of the military tenants is that you don’t commit assets until you fully understand the tactical situation.”
YGBSM! ( You Gotta Be Chittin’ Me)
Ultimately it comes down to the question of who gave that order to stand-down? Whoever that coward turns out to be should be exposed, removed from office, and face criminal charges for dereliction of duty. The combat forces of the United States of America deserve leadership that really does “have their back” when the chips are down.
Colonel Phil “Hands” Handley is credited with the highest speed air-to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and the C-130A Hercules. Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F-4D and F-4E. His awards include 21 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.
I’ve re-blogged this article By Michael Reagan – I’ve added 1 line (in red, below) and changed this article (formatting only) very little. The entire article can be read here: http://www.JewishWorldReview.com |
Sainte Mere Eglise, as students of history and World War II movies know, became the first town to be liberated from Hitler’s armies when hundreds of American paratroopers fell from the sky early on the morning of June 6, 1944.
The people of Sainte Mere Eglise have never forgotten the men of the 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne divisions who were killed or wounded during an operation designed to prevent the Germans from using a road to counterattack the amphibious landings at Utah and Omaha beaches.
They’ve renamed village streets for Dwight Eisenhower and other American generals and they have hung a white parachute and a dummy of a paratrooper from the spire of the village church to commemorate the story of John Steele.
Steele was the U.S. 82nd Airborne private — played by Red Buttons in “The Longest Day” — whose chute got hung up on the church roof and survived being shot by the German soldiers below only by playing dead for two hours.
My wife Colleen and I are in Normandy with my Reagan Legacy Foundation, which raised money to help send 14 veterans of D-Day back to France to celebrate an important day in history that too few Americans under 60 know anything about.
We’ll walk on Omaha and Utah beaches. We’ll visit the American cemetery at Colleville. And on Friday morning, the 6th of June, we’ll be at Sword Beach for the official international ceremony co-chaired by President Obama and French President Hollande.
For understandable reasons, D-Day is a huge deal here. The people of Sainte Mere Eglise have already been marking the 70th anniversary for a week with parades, dedications, reenactments, speeches, walking tours, music performances and a 250-man parachute drop.
To the 1,500 people of this town and throughout this part of France, June 6 is like a hundred of our Memorial Days rolled into one. I’ve made a habit for years of asking young people I meet if they know what D-Day is or was. It makes me sad that D-Day means so much to the French but almost nothing to most Americans, particularly those under 60.
Most have no clue what I’m talking about. And I’m afraid the few who do know something about the brave and tragic things that happened at Normandy only know it because they’ve seen “Saving Private Ryan.”
When I tell young people D-Day was the day their grandfather’s generation landed on the beaches of France, kicked the German war machine’s butt and began the liberation of Nazi Europe, many of them are amazed.
“Really?” they say. Their teachers have clearly never gotten around to telling them what was so important about D-Day — or much else about World War II and the sacrifices our soldiers and sailors made.
Tom Brokaw has said he’s shocked by how so many young people are oblivious about our history. They’re especially uninformed when it comes to what the “Greatest Generation” did to preserve our freedom and the freedom of millions around the world.
Fewer and fewer members of that great WWII generation are left. The American teenagers who came ashore at Normandy and fought their way to Germany are pushing 90.
In 2024 we’ll be lucky to have a platoon of them to help us mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a day we need to give more respect to and can never afford to forget. The left is still working feverishly to rewrite history and destroy “American exceptionalism” . . . We cannot allow this history, to be expunged!
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Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.
Brandeis Rescinds Hirsi Ali’s Honorary Degree / An open letter to the Brandeis faculty – by Martin J. Gross
When I graduated from Brandeis in 1972, where I majored in philosophy, I immediately knew that I owed Brandeis a great debt. And so, over the past 2 decades I have been, at times, an adjunct lecturer at the Brandeis International Business School, served on the Board of the Business School, and the Board of the University itself. With gratitude I have contributed significant sums to my alma mater, including a Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions to the Business School.
It was at Brandeis that I was introduced to the pre-Socratic philosophers and was fascinated with how they struggled to find ways to explain the world around them, and how their ideas influenced Plato, Aristotle and others who succeeded them. It was at Brandeis that I was introduced to the thought of Immanuel Kant, and the other giants of western thought, as well as the thought of other cultures. It was at Brandeis that I came to understand that in intellectual dialogue all ideas are on the table, that everyone is entitled to his point of view and that public scrutiny of ideas is the best way to assess their worth. It was at Brandeis that I was taught how controversy served as an impetus to critical thinking, and that it is often the very people who are condemned for expressing ideas, like Spinoza and Galileo, who are later considered the great minds of western thought. And it was this foundation that I relied upon when I next studied philosophy and politics at Oxford University and then law at the University of Chicago.
I must now confess to having serious concerns about the spirit of free inquiry at my alma mater when it rescinds an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman who champions women’s rights in the Muslim world. A woman honored in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. A woman who received the Moral Courage Award from the American Jewish Committee and was voted Woman of the Year for 2006 by the European editors of Readers Digest magazine.
And I thought it regrettable that upon learning that Hirsi Ali was offered an honorary degree 87 Brandeis faculty members were so “filled with shame” that they presented President Lawrence with a letter urging him to “rescind immediately the invitation to Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali for an honorary doctorate” based on her “virulently anti-Muslim public statements.”
These faculty members said that “the selection of Ms. Hirsi Ali further suggests to the public that violence toward girls and women is particular to Islam or the Two-Thirds World, thereby obscuring such violence in our midst among non-Muslims, including on our own campus”. And they also could not “accept Ms. Hirsi Ali’s triumphalist narrative of western civilization, rooted in a core belief of the cultural backwardness of non-western peoples.”
For the sake of argument, let’s stipulate that some of her comments may be provocative and controversial. But that is what intellectual inquiry is all about. For decades serious scholars have examined in all major religions the use of force, the role of violence and compulsion, male dominance over women, the role of honor killings, etc. Since when have these topics become off limits to scholars?
It is hard for me to imagine that these faculty members seriously think that violence against women on the Brandeis campus is in any way comparable to the violence against young women in a single Nigerian village. When was the last time a Brandeis student was sold into slavery?
What is worthy of note is that Hirsi Ali’s views do not come from an ivory tower but from the concrete reality of her personal experiences as a woman. She was genitally mutilated as a child, fled a forced marriage at age 12 and lives under constant threat of death by the very people who proudly wear the ideology she condemns. Who are we to judge that her conclusions are beyond the pale? Surely we would not condemn a Christian or Jew at the time of the bloody Crusades who said similar things about Christianity. When Tony Kushner said that the very creation of Israel itself was a mistake, this did not disqualify him from receiving an honorary degree from Brandeis University.
And how preposterous is their issue with her Western triumphalism, especially when she fled to the West from the very ideology that is trying to kill her. Is not the belief in American exceptionalism triumphalist in nature? Just last September President Obama himself celebrated the idea of American exceptionalism before the UN General Assembly. Would this disqualify him for an honorary degree?
I am profoundly perplexed that there is no counter letter submitted by any faculty member to President Lawrence. Is there not a single woman faculty member in the Women and Gender Studies Program who can find the compassion to defend her? Is the majority of the faculty too intimidated to speak out against this new tyranny for fear of being ostracized?
The only acceptable response to bona fide controversy is robust dialogue. It now appears that Brandeis’ motto of ‘truth unto its innermost parts’ has been replaced by the eleventh commandment of political correctness – “Thou shalt not offend.”
Martin J. Gross
Member of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University
Although I’ve worked at writing this off and on for months, I continued to delay publishing this as each new scandal broke, but today, frustrated with waiting any longer, . . . adding a couple of my own, I used (but slightly expanded Eric Rush’s list)
When all is said and done, the Bergdahl-Taliban deal will be seen as having purposed to distract Americans from:
- the Benghazi select committee hearing
- the Veteran’s Administration scandal.
- allowing Iran to develop Nukes FOR terrorists – preparation for ARMAGEDDON!
- NSA scandal
- IRS scandals
- Depleting our military
- the administration’s cooperating w/ Al-Qaeda, arming Islamist rebels in Syria,
- Fast and Furious scandal
- Illegally implementing “The Dream Act”
- Lying about Obamacare
- Changes to Obamacare without Congressional participation
- Bureau of Land Management excesses (level political corruption attendant to that),
- the administration’s collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood at home and abroad and their complicity in the Arab Spring, which has cost tens of thousands of lives,
- their support for al-Qaeda in Libya,
- Terrorist organizations operating w/ drug cartels
- A massive new influx of illegal aliens (even children) looking to gain citizenship including Democrat’s attempt to gain new voters
- failing to effectively close our borders
- creating a “safe corridor” for smuggling
- Selective enforcement of laws including drug enforcement
- Obama’s insinuation of Muslim Brotherhood operatives into the Department of Homeland Security
- dismantling of terror training protocols in the FBI and Pentagon,
- backing Nazis in Ukraine,
- as well as the mountain of fiat federal regulation calculated to cripple America economically.
Regarding the latter, most noteworthy is the recent announcement that Obama plans to enact new fiat law via the Environmental Protection Agency, which will soon mandate that power plants cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030. Given their abysmal knowledge of economics and Obama’s true agenda, Americans remain unaware that not only will this aid in his quest to facilitate skyrocketing energy costs (his own words), but that it will exponentially inflate the costs of absolutely everything upon which Americans spend money.
For Obama, I guess it’s all in a day’s work. We must look at the aggregate of this president’s policies and actions and cease criticizing the symptoms thereof. Speaking of criticism: You might also ask yourself why there has been so much outcry over the Bergdahl-Taliban swap from a GOP leadership that has remained more or less mum on far more egregious actions Obama has taken during his presidency.
In attempting to amend our Constitution, taking away your right to free speech, these
Senators, listed below, … have shown themselves as unethical and need to be REMOVED FROM OFFICE!
They’ll tell you it’s about campaign financing, and it is, but read the bill yourself! There is no need to amend the Constitution to impact campaign financing! Rather, this is to protect incumbents!
Each concerned voter needs to express their outrage; I called my Senator’s office (Senator Murray) – will you call yours?
There’s not one excuse for any patriotic American to re-elect any one of the Senators on this following list – I listed them by state so that they’re easier for you to find. Note please, every last one of them is a Democrat!
(Overall, I suspect this says a lot more about the electorate in these states than it does the actual scum Senators — a) that they have elected these types of representatives to office, b) that they don’t take the time to fulfill their obligation to know what kind of scumbags they’ve voted into office, c) that they just don’t give a damn!)
- (Ak) Begich
- (Ca) Both Boxer & Feinstein
- (Co) Both Bennet & Udall
- (Ct) Both Blumenthal & Murphy
- (De) Both Carper & Coons
- (Hi) Both Hirono & Shatz
- (Ia) Harkin
- (Il) Durbin
- (Ma) Both Warren & Markey
- (Md) Cardin & Mikulski
- (Me) King
- (Mi) Stabenow
- (Mn) Both Franken & Klobuchar
- (Mt) Both Walsh & Tester
- (NC) Hagen
- (NH) Shaheen
- (NJ) Booker & Menendez
- (NM) Heinrich
- (Nv) Reid
- (NY) Both Gillibrand & Schumer
- (Oh) Brown
- (Or) Wyden & Markley (202) 224-5244 & (202) 224-3753
- (RI) Both Reed & Whitehouse
- (SD) Johnson
- (Wa) Murray (202) 224-2621
- (Wi) Baldwin
- (WV) Rockefeller
Senator Ted Cruz (whom we’re in debt to, for exposing this) stung Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), and 40 other Democrats, saying that the Democrat-controlled legislative body wants to “repeal the First Amendment.” (My apologies if I missed one — I understand there are now 42 instead of 41.)
“I’m not making this up,” said Cruz, speaking at the Family Research Council event on Thursday. “Senator Chuck Schumer has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the plenary power, the unlimited authority, to regulate political speech,” Cruz told the audience, who sounded quite disgruntled to hear the news (Video Below).
Cruz then explained why Democrats are pushing for the anti-free speech measure:
“Because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done. They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth. And it makes their lives inconvenient when they’re not standing for principle and actually that’s pointed out back home.”
Cruz went on to explain that the amendment, which has 41 co-sponsors (all Democrats) would specifically protect organizations like the New York Times, but would be an attack on religious liberty and would “muzzle” citizens from “saying things that government finds inconvenient.”
From David Lyon of the BBC comes this:
Actually, in response to the Marissa-educated Obama, this’s no surprise!
Taliban leader Mullah Omar “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation; he called the release of Gitmo detainees, a “Victory”
How often do we get a glimpse into future potentialities? How many speakers can and do take us there?
I urge you to watch this, . . . in its entirety. This gets more and more conclusive as it ends – a “must watch”!
And Israel: How Long Before They Strike Again? – – – against a hostile nation, one holding a nuclear weapon this time, one which looks to arm the terrorists of the world?
Obama’s signals to Tehran, to Moscow, to Beijing, have been received loud and clear. There’s no turning back! Delays? Your call!
What follows (in black) was written by Retired Lt. Commander Allen West EXCEPT for my comments in red – I have left out some of his writing.
Watching the news conference, … in a surreal way, the “walking out” of Bergdahl’s parent’s, to the news conference, showing President Obama’s arm around the waist of Mrs. Bergdahl, with her husband lagging behind, seemed to return us to the womanizing of the Clinton era!
One immediately knew some major attempt at deception was going on!
Objective military assessment: Bowe Bergdahl case // Written by Allen West on June 2, 2014
So, we must have a discussion of the truth here. Army SGT Bergdahl was not “captured” by the enemy in 2009. He abandoned his assigned post on his Forward Operating Base (FOB), leaving his weapon.
Several U.S. Army Soldiers lost their lives in search for Bergdahl.
His disappearance can only be classified as desertion and the media must not be so giddy about a good news story that they don’t tell the truth — which is apparent to many. The allegation of desertion is serious. It is even more grave, because it occurred during a war, during combat operations.
The U.S. Army must uphold proper order and discipline and this allegation must be investigated — but the truth is already known. I believe the liberal media will attempt to elevate him to some type of status that will cause the Army not to pursue the right direction under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
We who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat areas of operation against radical Islamists know they don’t hold our troops — they are savagely and brutally murdered. They exist to kill Americans.
Are we glad that Bergdahl is home? After five years, yes, but there are many unanswered questions that cannot be dismissed because of emotions.
As well, America has now negotiated with terrorists, because the Taliban is not a nation-state, it is a non-state, non-uniform belligerent organization, a terrorist group. This is a dangerous precedent and was done unilaterally by President Obama.
How many of our troops lost their lives and sacrificed to capture those five senior Taliban leaders? All for naught. I must admit, the only way I would have released these barbarians would have been once a tracking chip/device had been implanted — without their knowledge. I believe there are long-term ramifications that will result from the release of these five terrorists — there was a reason why the Afghan Taliban demanded these five.
And why would we enter into brokerage with Qatar, a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood?
I believe we should see them for who they are and cease our air operations from that country.
We all know how the media works — hence why Obama made this move over the weekend, on Saturday, as a matter of fact. The belief is that we will cease paying attention to the story by middle of this week. But we cannot. Bergdahl is home, but emotions cannot allow us to abandon our senses, as he abandoned his post.
Bottom line, there is always more to the story than what some want you to know — but in the case of Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl, there is a lot to know.
The question is, will we allow the typical sound bite liberal media to direct us away from seeking the truth?
It looks as if President Obama was too quick to champion a deserter, while at the same time ignoring a Marine caught in a friendly nation’s Prison! … too quick to release terrorists who will most likely be returned to be celebrated and rejoin killing American soldiers! If so, we must hold President Obama CULPABLE and prosecute him!
It’s the best Political ad so far and it’ll be hard to top, but this coming election will at the very worst . . . be very entertaining! Harley, a multi-colored parrot is about to have his say!
Marketing can be fun – don’t miss it!
A NEW LAW SUIT brings an incident of physical violence to the forefront of the V.A. scandal, but this was actual physical violence, perpetrated on a veteran caught in the middle of a different type of ‘long wait’!
The solution being proposed (now that the (MSM) mainstream media, is actually covering 1 of the 5 different and prominent Obama Administration scandals) was denied this veteran. Instead, when tried to leave and seek treatment elsewhere . . . . he was attacked!
The family of a 65 year-old veteran claims that VA police stomped on the veterans head and neck, causing him to suffer a stroke and die several weeks later, a new lawsuit alleges.
On May 25, 2011, Jonathan Montano was waiting several hours to undergo dialysis treatment at the Loma Linda VA facility when he grew frustrated, reports Courthouse News Service.
With an IV still in his arm, Montano made his way towards the hospital exit, saying that he would get treatment at the Long Beach VA facility instead.
Norma Montano, the veteran’s wife of 44 years, left the hospital to retrieve the couple’s car.
But VA police wouldn’t let Montano leave, the lawsuit alleges.
“The summoned VA Police Department police officers then stopped Jonathan Montano from leaving the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, by tackling him to the floor, slamming his head on the floor, and kneeing and stomping on his neck, and otherwise brutalizing and restraining him,” reads the lawsuit, according to Courthouse News.
“This kneeing and stomping on his neck by the VA Police Department police officers caused the dissection of his carotid artery, that resulted in immediate (or very soon thereafter) blood clotting, which resulted in [his] suffering a stroke. Moreover, the brutalization of Jonathan Montano resulted in him suffering other serious physical injuries, and associated physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering and distress.”
When Mrs. Montano came back into the hospital to find her husband, she was told that her husband had suffered a stroke. But, she claims, hospital staff initially said Montano suffered the stroke after a fall — an “untrue statement,” the suit alleges.
“Later on, one of the nurses at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda took Norma Montano aside, and told her that her husband didn’t fall, but was slammed to the ground by the VA Police, that Norma Montano was being lied to, and that it wasn’t right what the VA Police did to Jonathan Montano,” the suit alleges.
Montano died several weeks after the stroke, on June 11, 2011.
With the lawsuit, the widow Montano and her children are seeking damages for wrongful death, assault and battery, false imprisonment, and negligence, the Courthouse News Service reports.
The suit comes as the Veterans Administration is embroiled in a wide-ranging scandal involving the alleged mistreatment of veterans at hospitals across the country. In those cases, hospitals have allegedly forced veterans to wait longer for treatment by placing them on secret waiting lists.
Montano’s case is not tied to the current scandal, his wife claims. Rather, it is a case of police brutality.
(From: The Daily Caller)
List of 41 Co-Signers Added Below Article Due to Requests From Commenters
Senator Ted Cruz stung Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), and 40 other Democrats, saying that the Democrat-controlled legislative body wants to “repeal the First Amendment.”
“I’m not making this up,” said Cruz, speaking at the Family Research Council event on Thursday. “Senator Chuck Schumer has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the plenary power, the unlimited authority, to regulate political speech,” Cruz told the audience, who sounded quite disgruntled to hear the news (Watch Video Below).
Cruz then explained why Democrats are pushing for the anti-free speech measure:
“Because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done. They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth. And it makes their lives inconvenient when they’re not standing for principle and actually that’s pointed out back home.”
Cruz went on to explain that the amendment, which has 41 co-sponsors (all Democrats) would specifically protect organizations like the New York Times, but would be an attack on religious liberty and would “muzzle” citizens from “saying things that government finds inconvenient.”
And the Obama Administration is COMPLICIT!
They’ve sat back and allowed Tons of drugs to flood north, heavily impacting American cities as our corrupt Congress, and now, with Soros’ money in hand, they begin the next phase – legislation – legalizing drugs, plus quietly making land (drug smuggling routes) off limits to Americans while curtailing money to secure our borders and fight drugs.
And in El Paso, hangs an open message – note the bottom right. A mannequin hanging from a billboard warns cops and potential ICE agents like Brian Terry . . . who was sent in to die with bean bags to fight with – not far different than Benghazi …
Choose ‘silver over lead’ is the not-so-subtle message – in other words — police and business owners can either take drug cartels’ bribes or die — chillingly similar to the way that actual bodies are often displayed south of the U.S./Mexican border.
On May 20, 2014 the New York City Council conducted a hearing focused on the skyrocketing increase of heroin inundating New York City.
The city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, who told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.
“So far we’ve seized 288 pounds (in 2014), and that’s in four and a half months — compared to last year, when during the entire year we seized about 177 pounds,” Brennan said. ” … Obviously, we’re going to surpass last year.”
Shortly after taking office, New York City’s Mayor De Blasio made the astonishing statement that he would provide illegal aliens with identity documents.
One can begin to look at the larger picture, (U.N. Agenda 21), or sit back and watch the heat slowly rise, boiling we frogs . . . I suggest the video!
It’s long been true that things are not always as presented . . . to find the truth, one must read various sources.
It must’ve been Fox News where I saw several deceptive reports this weekend. Were they counting on regular viewers being busy? What was presented was clearly a long way from the truth!
• The Pope purposefully prayed at the “Separation Barrier,” calling the Stalemate in peace efforts “unacceptable”.
• He referred to Abbas as President of “Palestine” pointedly calling this terrorist leader of Fatah, “a man of peace” and called Bethlehem his “Presidential Palace.”
• He wrote last November that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”
Abbas said on March 15, 2013: “As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.” He said that while undoubtedly knowing that Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna is quoted in the Hamas Charter as saying: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV has featured a music video that proclaimed: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”
Sound like a man of peace to you?
Palestinian Media Watch reported on May 14 that “on one of its official Facebook pages the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday posted a warning to Israelis. A sign showed an assault rifle and a map of ‘Palestine’ that included both PA areas and all of Israel. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English it said: ‘Warning. This is a land of a Palestinian state and the occupation to leave immediately’ (English original).”
Fatah has also vowed to “adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine,” and threatened to “turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire.”
Where the Pope paused to pray at what AP called “Israel’s controversial separation barrier,” – actually its security barrier – featured graffiti referring to the barrier as an “apartheid wall” and comparing Bethlehem to the Warsaw Ghetto.
Middle East analyst Tom Gross noted that in reality, “the security barrier, which has saved countless lives, was built to protect Israelis after some 1000 civilians were killed by suicide bombers.” Israel did not build the barrier because of “racism” or a desire to emulate apartheid South Africa — to compare Israel to apartheid South Africa is a monstrous piece of disinformation, as a black South African has explained.
Allowing himself to become an instrument of Palestinian jihad propaganda, and spreading that propaganda himself, the Pope has done a grave disservice to free people and aided and abetted the genocidal jihad against Israel. The damage resulting from his trip is impossible to calculate at this point, but it could be immense. Pope Francis’s jaunt in the “State of Palestine,” was a tremendous show of support for the jihad against Israel, and a dark day for the papacy, the Roman Catholic Church, and free people everywhere.
My blog article was written from a piece by Robert Spencer, published in FRONT PAGE
Years ago, as my youngest was about to go off to college, he was riding w/ me – a captive audience – – -
He protested at first, when I explained to him I had to tell him something before he left home.
He replied: “Dad I’ve heard you talk of this, thousands of times . . .”
I persisted, telling him I couldn’t live w/ myself, if I didn’t say it.
He stared blankly out the window as I began: “I know you know all this, but someday, one of your friends will hint he’s going to try pot. When that happens, … convince him to wait, … to watch his friends who are already using … to see them totally changing, to see their lives begin to go down the toilet … You just may save a friend’s life, if they listen,” I concluded, just as we pulled into our drive.
I expected him to ‘cut & run’ – head into the house immediately as he often did. He didn’t. Eyes welled up, before he shut the work-van’s door while I was gathering my day’s paperwork, he looked at me, squarely in the eye and said: “I wish you’d have said that to me long ago.”
I never found out who he was referring to, not specifically, but I suspect; I don’t need to know.
Pot is a gateway drug and it’s gone from around 1-2% THC to near 20 times as powerful! It’s no longer, their parent’s pot! I know; I’m a former user.
My youngest went on to not only graduate but got his master’s and worked in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – he’s now returned to Oregon, and works as a counselor.
It was my love for my older children that drove me … One’s grown and is a fine, man, with his head on straight – I couldn’t be more proud of both my boys! My daughter? I still grieve – she’s still struggling ….
We never quit loving our children, no matter how lost they become. I’ll hate drugs with a passion until I die! Nothing good comes from “using”!
We make mistakes as we go through life – seems we can only count on God, fervent, persistent prayer, and sometimes . . . eventually, often after learning the hard way, we do things a little bit right.
Thank You Father! And thank you Drug Watch!
This video, showing how lacking college student’s knowledge is regarding what Benghazi is, (yesterday’s hot news item) would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic! Dan Joseph of Media Research Center, interviewed students at George Mason University, 30 minutes outside D.C., in Fairfax, Va.
Hoping to shine a light on the subversive-ineptness of the mainstream media (msm), I’ve re-written somewhat, Ericka Andersen’s insightful story. // May 20, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.
College students have plenty to say about Climate Change, energy, finance and economics, but virtually nothing about the four Americans killed in the Benghazi terrorist attack or the surrounding controversy.
As Dan determined, that could be because students don’t know much about what happened in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Media Research Center shows up the mainstream media — shows how they’re “carrying-the-water” for the Obama Administration by intentionally omitting it from the news . . . another type of covering up what should be, . . . probably will be, an Impeachable Offense.
Of course one can also blame the overwhelming percentage of LEFTIST college professors as well. Back in the early 70’s – current students conspired to take over the colleges and inculcate subsequent generations. I know; as a former leftist, I was there!
There’s also plenty of blame to go around … a large percentage of students are enjoying the social aspects of school mainly because their parents pay for their education while they find a career and a purpose in life …
When he asked them who sings the hit “Happy,” students came up with the answer easily: Pharrell Williams.
But when Joseph asked, “What is Benghazi?” he received mostly blank stares.
Two students said it was a “place in Afghanistan.” Others were even further off—one woman suggested the word was related to a “Save the Children” initiative, but stick through the short video – the end is absolutely hilarious!
It’s an integral part of who he is!
Note his selection of “Southern Decadence” to march in his first Inaugural Parade. Take a look at their webpage!
Well, in case you’ve not heard yet, he’s at it again! In another “coded signal” to his gay and liberal supporters, his administration is celebrating the life of Harvey Milk, San Fran’s GAY ACTIVIST POLITICIAN by the issuing of a Postage Stamp, probably tomorrow, on his birthday! Read of Harvey on Wikipedia.
Again, this is just one more aspect of Barach’s life … one which the main-stream-media has hidden from the public, one which all of D.C. is terrified to talk of, . . . but it’s there to be found; one just has to look. But, . . . lots of Chicago knew of his “Down Low” lifestyle …
To even blog of this, will surely get me “labeled” as a homophobe, yet I loved my brother who lived the Gay AND Bi lifestyles.
My brother and his ‘wife’ used to laugh @ me as I emerged from the small room in their apt. every morning … (it had once been a walk-in closet) and their ‘inside joke’ was that I was “coming out of the closet again” …
They knew where I drew the line, and finally let me in on their elitist joke, several visits later. I can laugh at that now … finally, but back then, in the late 70’s, one of their favorite things was to take me to their favorite restaurant in the Castro district, and watch my reactions – my disgust at the open displays of affection” — I was then, and am now, a True Believer Christian! It wasn’t the love that evoked my “reactions”; rather, it was the totally inappropriate “touching,” in public. One does not necessarily quit loving someone when they begin to walk a dark path …
I had other close friends who lived that lifestyle, but the hate within the LGBT community requires they discredit anyone who exposes any of the degenerate lifestyles – if you have loved ones in that community, the hate within it, demanding egalitarianism, is undeniable!
THE LIBERAL’S UNSEEN VIOLENCE IS ABORTION.
IT’S PURPOSEFULLY HIDDEN; IT’S PERPETUATED ON THE MOST INNOCENT, and THE MOST DEFENSELESS … THE PRE-BORN! WHAT A VILE, PATHETIC, DISGUSTING, VIOLENT, SELF RIGHTEOUS, GROUP OF PEOPLE!
You and I both know – it’s so right wing! All they do is harp on news!
All they talk of is Obama’s scandals – politics, Benghazi, corruption, the economy, ObamaCare, Veteran’s long waits for treatment, Susan Rice blaming “Nakoula’s Video”, Obama’s Czars, Solandra, IRS, his raising taxes, Fast & Furious, terrorism, minimum wage, 9/11 museum, union corruption, Illegal Aliens, lack of transparency, “executive privilege”, Releasing Prisoners, control of the net, Abortion, Free Speech issues, Occupy, Hillary’s failures, “GOLDEN PARACHUTES, Pork, Derivatives, charter schools, Soros, “Too Big To Fail”, Agenda 21, the U.N., ICE, border fences, TSA, Obama’s Air Force 1 trips, . . . It just goes on and on . . .
Yup; if you want to stick your head in the sand or some other unmentionable place, and not know just who is targeting conservatives, before they come after you . . .
YUP; be afraid; be very, very afraid – – – you may just want to TURN OFF FOX News! There’s just too much truth . . . Here’s a great example!
1. THE ABORTION PRESIDENT – Visiting Violence upon the innocent pre-born?
2. Facilitating WW III (Armageddon) Allowing Nukes for IRAN – to HAMAS & HEZBULLAH ?
Which? You choose.
Comment, your choice – #1, or #2
This came to me from a friend of a friend – I took the liberty to delete a couple sentences and add one (in red) of mine. By publishing this, I hope to state clearly that I believe America is under attack – by many whom are deceptive but of the same ilk!.
There are things likeable about Beck, mostly politically. I like that he stands up for what he believes.
However, the BIG problem is that he is VERY wrong when he equates Christianity and Mormonism as the same belief. In that case, he is either very deceived or is lying. I am not certain which, or if it is a little of both.
Mormonism is far removed from Christianity. Their early teachers stated that they are not the same. Mormon founder Joe Smith himself said he could do what no one else could do, not even Jesus Christ. That is a devious self-centered man who is on no accounts qualifies as a man of God or any sort of prophet! It is how cults get started. And so they did, with their wife stealing, black hating, stealing from others, and murdering others when they got to Utah.
Nice people now perhaps, but nice does not get anyone to heaven. Beck is wrong, as Mormonism is wrong. Their “Jesus” is the half brother to Lucifer. Their ‘god’ is some guy who was once a man, who had a different god before him, who had one before and so on.
Here is the other shoe dropping. Those running Liberty University now are either very deceived, or willing to lie about what is so concerning Mormonism. There are no other options.
They are a long established school, and they know better. They were once considered quite fundamental. Not any more. Now it is OK to not only allow lies, but they promote the deceivers by giving them awards and speaking highly about them to their students and guests.
Liberty allowed Beck to speak Mormon doctrine at their school. Very deceptive!
Beck is a universalist, former Roman Catholic, who turned to Mormonism.
Like some of his politics if you will, but do not mistake him for a Christian while he promotes Joseph Smith’s cult. Beck got to do what Smith never did, got Mormon lies into mainstream churches and Christian colleges. And as to Liberty, they have fallen for the lies.
I had several more articles with more info on the same topic, but this will suffice. I sent polite emails to the staff members at liberty telling them of my concern.
Mitt, . . . well he’s differently deceptive than Obama.
LYNCHBURG, Va. Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., recently invited Glenn Beck to take center stage to address thousands of students during its annual convocation ceremony, whose speech included references to Joseph Smith and Mormon theology.
The outspoken conservative talk show host, and founder of the news outlet The Blaze, compared Mormonism to Christianity during his half-hour speech and cited that the Lord gave him a message of coming back to â€œsettle scores.€
I am Mormon and share your faith, Beck asserted during his spiritually-mixed charge to students, as he stood in front of a large banner bearing the university’s motto, ‘Training Champions’ for Christ.’
Beck was introduced by President Jerry Falwell, who noted that the university presented the political commentator with an honorary doctorate in 2010 as he likewise addressed the students during that time. Falwell remarked that the ‘Sounds of Liberty’ also performed at Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ event that year in Washington, which the university chancellor attended.
‘I heard him yesterday on the radio,’ Falwell remarked. ‘He probably didn’t realize this, but he was using Liberty’s verse,” sort of our motto here.’Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.'”
Beck then took the podium to applause and cheers, explaining on a lighthearted note that he ran into Falwell at Billy Graham’s birthday party earlier this year. He then fought tears as he told the audience that he believed he was given a message from God that day to share with the students.
‘Are you willing to give your life?’ Beck asked fervently. ‘What are you willing to do? What is it that means something to you?’
‘Days before Joseph Smith was martyred he was taken out by the sheriff; they tried to tar and feather him several times,’ he explained. “The last time they took him, they said, ‘You owe $25.’ He said, ‘No, I don’t owe a man anything.’ They said, ‘No, you stole a stove’ ”one of the most ridiculous charges I’ve ever heard.”
‘At that time, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his pocket watch,’ Beck continued, displaying the relic that he said belonged to Smith, considered a prophet of God in Mormonism. ‘He gave it to the sheriff and said, “I owe no man nothing.’ They let him go. They killed him, but on the warrant for his arrest, he wrote on the back of his warrant to his people, ‘Put down your guns. No matter what happens, put down your guns. Put down your guns and trust in the Lord.'”
He then compared Smith’s story to the challenges that Liberty students may face in the days ahead.
‘You are going to be pushed and challenged every step of the way,’ Beck said. ‘What is it that you truly believe?’
Later in his message, the Mormon talk show host told the students that ‘no one in the Grand Councils’ sent them to earth just to make a living. Beck was referring to the Mormon belief that human souls pre-existed in heaven, and that a gathering of heavenly beings known as the Grand Councils, send certain individuals to earth to accomplish a special purpose.
‘You didn’t come down for a job. You came to this university maybe thinking, ‘I have to have an education to get a job.’ You need this education from Liberty University because of your only true job, the purpose you were sent here for,’ he said.
Beck’s comments were met with cheers and applause during several points in his speech, and was given a standing ovation by many in attendance upon his conclusion.
Liberty University, which is considered to be the nation’s largest Christian university and whose motto is ‘Training Champions for Christ’ has been under fire for continuing to drift from biblical Christianity.
As previously reported, concerns were expressed last month after the university minimized objections to the utilization of a homosexual advocate to teach students choreography in its presentation of Mary Poppins. Many also expressed disagreement when Brandon Ambrosino, a Liberty student that came out as an open homosexual on campus, was allowed to enroll as a graduate student in Liberty’s seminary program.
Don’t miss this article’s smoking gun! (in red text below.)
The primal revulsion felt when one pulls back a wall or floorboard to discover an unimaginable accumulation of vermin bristling beneath is difficult to describe. Whether it’s a seething mass of scattering cockroaches, mice, or rats, even those who aren’t squeamish concerning such creatures may find themselves fighting a combination of nausea and the fight-or-flight reaction.
I sincerely hope that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and his colleagues on the newly minted congressional select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, have the belly for what they will most certainly uncover if they are duly committed to finding the truth. This is because there is so much more to this debacle than most engaged conservatives know, let alone the average American news consumer.
We’ll presume for a moment that the craven protestations of Democrat politicos (like former Obama White House senior adviser David Plouffe), the limited (or at least biased) coverage this exercise is likely to garner from much of the establishment press and the impediments presented by the White House do not deter the committee in any significant sense, and that it is the committee’s will which determine the outcome.
Benghazi isn’t simply about the cover-up of a terrorist attack in order to save an election; it’s not even about gun-running, although the latter did play a large role. It’s about a nefarious foreign policy that would qualify as criminal in nature under both U.S. and international law – provided that this committee is not fainthearted in its duty.
The “smoking gun” emails recently released by the organization Judicial Watch do indeed give the lie to the White House’s deception with regard to blaming the attack on an inflammatory video, but ancillary data that have come to be known even since then make up the weapons cache from whence the smoking gun came. The entire arsenal must be brought to light, for the sake of justice and the future of this nation.
Behind the emails, the committee will be hard-pressed to examine the inconsistencies with regard to the White House and State Department having circulated their talking points to the press almost prematurely. There’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releasing her outraged statement following the attack, making reference to telephone conversations with a president whose whereabouts that night remain unknown.
There is also Ms. Clinton’s statement itself. Given while the bodies were still warm, so to speak, it suggests the White House had the video narrative at the ready for some time. The special committee will no doubt run across other emails (such as revealed by former CBS reporter Sharyl Atkisson) that further verify the White House intent to advance the bogus video explanation to the press with vigor and alacrity. What they make of all that remains to be seen.
Behind these facts, the evidence grows even more disturbing. There is the presence of a Muslim Brotherhood operative (Obama has employed more than a few) on the distribution list of the “smoking gun” email.
Mehdi K. Alhassani, leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), has ties to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombers and other violent Islamists. Despite this, at the time of the Benghazi attack, he was a special assistant to the office of the chief of staff in the White House.
This would tend to suggest that serious coordination was executed between this White House and their Muslim Brotherhood collaborators in the Middle East.
Still more startling revelations have been provided by the Citizens Committee on Benghazi, a group consisting of well-versed former CIA and military personnel. Last month, they released a report asserting that the Obama administration intentionally allowed arms to flow to al-Qaida-linked militants who had opposed Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.
Finally, there is the shadowy background of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of “The Innocence of Muslims” (the film that was purported to have touched off the widespread Muslim unrest of Sept. 11, 2012). The Shoebat Foundation and other media have alleged that Nakoula was actually an informant for the U.S. government dating back to the Clinton years. Did he produce “Innocence” at the behest of his government handlers for the express purpose of reinforcing White House propaganda? At this juncture, it’s certainly a reasonable question.
Speaking of the Clintons, it’s also been revealed that their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood stretch back to the 1980s and is of course supported by Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Huma Abedin, her long-time assistant and deputy chief of staff when Clinton was secretary of state. Abedin’s family is practically Muslim Brotherhood royalty, with literally zero degrees of separation between them and Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s deposed Muslim Brotherhood president.
This evidence, as well as much more than we have space to address here, is indicative of a widespread plan to undermine American national security, foreign policy and the Constitution, all the while galvanizing our government’s power over us and the personal sway of players such as the Clintons, Obama, and their political affiliates.
The extent of these machinations, both in terms of time and scope, is positively dizzying. Whether this serial treason was taken on for reasons of narcissism, power and a false sense of invulnerability (as I suspect it was for the Clintons), or due to an abiding hatred of America and the desire to see her brought low (as was most certainly the case for Obama and his mixed bag of Marxist and Islamist ideologues), it still spells serial treason.
Whether the Select Committee on Benghazi will settle for the impeachable offenses (which will be essentially worthless in the practical sense), or the treasonable ones, again, remains to be seen.
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Reblogged from: JewishWorldReview.com
The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even-constituted House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise. They are even considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them.
Fine. Although this would give the Obama-protective media a further reason to ignore Benghazi, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is whether the committee produces new, important facts. If it does, it will be impossible to ignore.
We’ve already seen what a single piece of new evidence can do in reviving interest in a story that many (including me) thought the administration had successfully stonewalled. The “PREP CALL with Susan [Rice]” e-mail from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was withheld eight months until revealed by court order. It advises the U.N. ambassador to focus on an anti-Islam Internet video, thus contradicting the perennial White House claim that Rice’s blame-the-video five-show fable came just from intelligence community talking points and not from a White House in full campaign mode.
The select committee will be headed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, a skilled 16-year prosecutor. He needs to keep the hearings clean and strictly fact-oriented. Questions only, no speechifying. Every sentence by every GOP committee member must end with a question mark. Should any committee Republican instead make a declarative statement ending in a period, the chairman should immediately, by button, deliver an electric shock through the violator’s seat.
The areas of inquiry are obvious. They are three: before, during and after.
Where and to what extent was there dereliction of duty as memos, urgent pleas and mounting evidence of danger were ignored and the U.S. ambassador was allowed to enter a deathtrap?
What happened during the eight hours of the Benghazi attack, at the end of which the last two Americans (of four) were killed by mortar fire? Where was the commander in chief and where was the responsible Cabinet secretary, Hillary Clinton? What did they do?
The White House acts as if these are, alternatively, either state secrets or of no importance.
For President Obama, we have three data points. At 5 p.m. EDT, he is informed of the attack at a regular briefing with his secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
At around 8 p.m., Obama spends an hour on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu to tamp down a breaking, politically injurious story that Obama had snubbed the Israeli prime minister. The White House then issues a readout saying the two leaders had agreed there had been no snub.
So the White House is engaged in campaign damage control quite literally in the middle of the Benghazi events — at a time when Ambassador Chris Stevens is still missing and the final firefight that killed two other Americans is still three hours away. We’ve just learned that Obama was not in the Situation Room that night. Then where, doing what?
We know, finally, that at 10 p.m. Obama called Clinton — a call the White House, at first, had not reported — to get an update. What did they discuss, decide, order?
As former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has pointed out, a half-hour later, State issued a statement deploring the video, setting the premise for the video excuse. Were Obama and Clinton working on a cover story — even before Glen Doherty had joined Tyrone Woods on the roof of the CIA annex where they were to die minutes later?
Yes, that’s speculation. Well, then, give us facts. After all, the White House provided a cascade of hagiographic facts about Obama’s involvement in the Osama bin Laden raid. Yet regarding Benghazi — the most serious operational challenge of his presidency, the 3 a.m. phone call Hillary Clinton had warned about in 2008 — he is nowhere to be seen.
We now know the White House was pushing the “video made them do it” coverup, lest the blame be placed on administration policy. Who was involved in that decision, obviously designed to protect a president campaigning that al-Qaeda was “on the run”?
What difference does it make? The difference between truth and falsehood. The difference between a brazen stonewall that is exposed and one that succeeds.
Nonetheless, these hearings are a big political risk for Republicans. Going into the 2014 election, they stand to benefit from the major issues — Obamacare, the economy, chronic unemployment — from which Benghazi hearings can only distract. Worse, if botched like previous hearings on the matter, these hearings could backfire against the GOP, as did the 1998 Clinton impeachment proceedings. On purely partisan considerations, the hearings are not worth the political risk.
But the country deserves the truth. They’ll get it if the GOP can keep the proceedings clean, factual and dispassionate. No speeches. No grandstanding. Gowdy has got to be a tough disciplinarian — especially toward his own side of the aisle.
Well guess what!
Hidden in a foul mess of family ties, married and maiden names, it turns out that our “ABORTION PRESIDENT’s Attorney General – – – Eric Holder, his wife and family are deeply involved in the abortion industry . . . don’t quit reading now; it gets worse — follow the link!
No surprise here either but it turns out that the clinic is run by an INDICTED abortionist!
Holder’s wife Sharon Malone Holder, an OB/GYN herself, co-owns with her sister an Atlanta area abortion clinic building and the clinic’s abortionist is indicted on Medicaid charges
How would you bet? Think that this fact possibly “shades” the lack of prosecution of abortion mills and Medicade fraud?
The butchery clinic, exploiting the poor and mixed race neighborhood, is located at 6210 Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia. The business itself is called Old National GYN and they do things like this!
Janet Yellen, Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, warns congress again – present policies of federal regulations, current spending, etc. . . . They know all this. Yet they are in denial and continue, like lemmings to the cliff …
If 9th grader, Marina Baer is right, (and she is) . . . Tyranny has been exposed in the local New Hampshire, school district of Gilford; they’ve shown complete disregard of parental authority — our “all-knowing hypocritical” educational system ….
Her dad, William Baer, an attorney, spoke out against a very explicit book at the meeting. He called the book “pornographic” — (it’s possibly appropriate for adults, but NOT 14 year olds – high school freshman!) Mr. Baer, was arrested!
What agenda is driving this school board? Is it Obama’s Common Core?
All this was exposed on Fox’s KELLY FILE, last night.
“I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the (newly established) rule at a board of education meeting. This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conquest, and I’m appalled! So I don’t trust you, I honestly do not feel safe around you people.”
At the meeting, they were prepared for her father. They (the school board) had imposed a 2 minute rule and her father asking the board to read a page aloud, evidently exceeded Sue Allen’s (newly imposed) allotted 2 minutes! They wouldn’t read it aloud! They’d made it clear – no questions, no answers, the board will not respond.
He’d made it clear that if his daughter had to read and discuss this publicly, then there was nothing that says adults should not be able to do the same.
The principal wouldn’t; he said he didn’t feel comfortable reading it. Mr. Baer asked him, Mr. Sorenson: “Then why should my daughter feel comfortable reading it?
When he went over the allotted time, they had Mr. Baer taken out of the meeting, in handcuffs, charging him with “disorderly conduct.”
If this type of policy continues, you may as well turn your children over to the state, now! Without your permission, or knowledge, they’re going to inculcate your children with the belief systems (etc) they want . . .
Of course it is – that’s what BIG GOVERNMENT is all about . . . CONTROL! This principal and the school board should all resign . . . or be recalled.
And parents should pull their children out of this Obama-ian system – home schooling … charter schools … it’s no wonder our nation is so lost!
Every act has a consequence – every inaction as well.
The consequence for your inaction . . . “your looking-the-other-way” . . . is something you must understand – if you condone an unjustified act of violence, you have no right to NOT be confronted with the reality of it!
There’s an avowed continuing injustice and we’re all to be judged and condemned for it.
I’m only acting as one of many messengers – – -
Your sentence America? It’s eternal condemnation!”
That’s the message . . . . I convey. I know you don’t want to hear it . . . no more than I like giving it.
And granted, no one likes to view the sign I hold! Unfortunately, there’s no other way to turn this around. We’ve all been lied to, and folks truly, just don’t know what’s being done in their name and with their tax money.
There’s more to it than that though; the problem is, folks . . . YOU … really don’t want to know . . . life’s so much easier that way. You don’t want to be bothered; you want to look the other way. You don’t want to be impassioned. Life’s complicated enough and there’s so little time.
I don’t blame you, but like it or not, eventually, when it really matters, you will be held accountable. Looking at the posters I hold, . . . it makes me sick, as well.
Jessie M. approached me yesterday, the first Sunday in May. From the very first, he warned me, he was angry. I understood; everyone is.
His 8-year old daughter had seen my sign and it had scared her. He warned me he was going to take my sign and destroy it. He told me to hand it over. I refused.
I told Jessie, “if you take it and destroy it, I will resist; therefore, if you do, it’ll result in assault.”
Jessie was vehement. So am I. He understood, he’d have to hurt me bad; he gave me his name, told me I could tell the police his dash cam is on and they’d have the proof they needed right there … he was serious!
Call me a crazy old coward, but I’m now 72, old and weak …
Explaining, . . . as best I could, we talked. He saw my heart and he left w/o hurting me.
Like it or not, you must hear this too. I understand why so many flip me off as they drive by. I don’t like what I’m called to do, but because of the lies and deceptions … because of what’s coming upon us all, … I must.
I have the time now; I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t!
Jessie didn’t attack me … not yet.
But he left me w/ a warning. He said he didn’t want to see me there again; I told him, he would.
I’m not going away, and should he succeed in destroying (it’s not easy – another tried) I already have other signs.
I also told Jessie, I understood his anger – and that I wouldn’t expect anything different, from a loving, caring father, but our freedoms here allow this, and there’s no other way – we talked of all this, for several minutes.
Jessie wasn’t the first – – – he wasn’t even the first, that day …
There’ve been other Jessies, and yes, there’ll be more.
There’ll be more assaults.
You can think I’m suicidal. You can dismiss my actions, but . . . you’re the one at a higher risk!
9 days ago, outside of University Presbyterian church, I was thrown to the ground, hard, by a young man – I believe he attends there.
I understand your anger, and much to my surprise, I have come to welcome it. It’s far better than your apathy. There’s to be no more “fence-sitting.” That time is long gone.
One man at the U.P. church angrily told me: “I’ll have you know, this church, . . . it’s neither Pro-Life NOR” (he explained) “Pro-Choice!”
Surprising myself, I asked, “Then,… you’d describe your church more as … lukewarm?”
He knew what I was referring to! He walked off still angry, mumbling something condemning of me … possibly “self-righteous bastard!”
I look forward to the day when you rise up, my beloved America, angry that America has endorsed, encouraged, and legalized, the greatest genocide known to mankind ….. 57 million … and counting …….
We condemnWWII Germany? And somehow see, w/o removing the forests from our own eyes?
There have been police reports; there’ll be more … for what I show folks, angers many. I’m on the street, most days.
The pre-born’s voices are silenced, yet they scream!
You can’t … or you don’t want to listen, but you will! Best you hear it and take a stand against it . . . before you’re held accountable!
Again, you can dismiss this old man’s actions with an easy comment – “he’s got a hero complex” or “he’s suicidal” but you’ve been warned before . . . again, you will be held accountable — you didn’t listen then either!
One final comment: It’s very “telling” that Jessie’s 8 year old daughter … all of our children know how wrong this is — it seems, our children know, even more-so than we do!
I ask you to join me. It’s time we fill America’s streets! Be prepared, if you do. Liberals feel there is a “RIGHT” to not be confronted with what they condone, and there is violence out there – our battle is with principalities and Powers! You too can purchase and prepare these large signs for the street; go here.
The attached video is about two dead Vietnam pilots whose bodies were recovered in the last two years – lives given in service of their nation.
Because of budget cuts, the current Obama administration declined the request for a flyover during the funeral. Civilian pilots then filled the gap with a heartwarming response. No mention need be made of the current investigation of Phoenix Veteran’s hospitals and the continuous inappropriate treatment of our servicemen – that’s more than apparent.
Yet somehow, there always seems to be enough money for the Air Force to fly the Obama family all around the world on an endless string of vacations.