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Obama Got Osama… So What?

It really doesn’t matter.

My belief is that the Bush Administration knew where Osama Bin Ladin was for a number of years and intentionally didn’t kill him.

I believe this was confirmed when it was leaked that the NSA was monitoring his phone calls. Many years later, most of us understand that if we can monitor your phone calls we know where your phone… is.
I, along with Sec. State Rice, thought it was a crime to have leaked such information as monitoring Osama’s phone led to an incredible amount of extremely valuable intelligence. But I was unaware that such a leak did not reach the bar determining a “crime”, unlike Navy-SEAL Bisonette disclosing in his book “No Easy Day” who shot Osama and when he did it.  It’s worth noting, Leon Panetta sees clearly this man needs to be crucified (alas, we would have to send him to the Middle East for this punishment) at the moment of this typing.

Enter Mike as the Bush apologist… (Don’t get used to this.)
My feeling that it was OK to leave Osama Bin Ladin alive (at that moment) was also related to my belief that the Left was hoping he would turn up dead so they could begin berating the Bush Administration for perpetuating another “unnecessary” war. (Note that any war not being conducted under a Leftist Administration is “unnecessary”)  This type of “good when I do it, bad when you do it” politics only seems to manifest itself on one side of the aisle.  But that’s another post.

Well, now Osama is dead… So What?

At this very second the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has been attacked.  Keeping score?  That’s Libya, Egypt and Yemen.  (Update, Add: Oman, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria)(Update, Add: Sudan, Pakistan)(Update, Add: Bangladesh, Berlin, London, Sudan, Yemen again…)

Secretary Clinton is in Morocco… the presser was more of a begging apology than a stance against violence.  It’s my biased observation that the State Department is concerned “in the strongest terms”.  That’s “scared” to you and me.  This is the fundamental problem we have in the world.  We have Leftists faced with fighting Leftists.  All our home-grown Leftists can do is condemn the violence… but not the ideology.

We, the U.S., are fighting a war against Statism. (At home and Abroad) In this specific case of the Middle East it’s a variant of Socialism known as Theocracy. The Theocrats wish to establish a “Caliphate” made up of the entire Middle East.  The leaders of this movement want to create an exclusively Muslim area intended to include Israel.  Not sure how that would work?  Neither are the Jews.

You might be saying to yourself… “Wow, that kinda seems like a bad idea.”
Indeed.  But our current Administration cannot allow us to pass judgements on Theocracies versus other ideologies such as their personal brand of Socialism because the similarities would be difficult to ignore.  (The only difference between the two Governing Theories is Theocrats switch out the top of the pyramid from “The State” to “A Deity of Choice”.  That’s it.  All else remains, structurally, the same.)

The connection the Left does not want you to make is that Socialism, and all of its variants, are the root of all evil. It’s exactly this ideology and its brethren that demonize the individual and view life as expendable to the greater good of the state and/or religion.  (There is nothing new about Religious States.  Catholicism had a solid run if you recall.)

So, in this War on Terror 2.0 the Obama Administration is personalizing it.  (I think their rhetoric throughout both Bush Administration’s pushed them into a corner on this to some degree.  They have graduated from Clinton’s “Tomahawk Diplomacy” to Obama’s “Drone Diplomacy”.  The Left likes killing people, just not up close and personal.)

They have attempted to “keep it personal” by pinning all evil on Osama Bin Ladin and lately Al Qaeda.  Sec. State Clinton’s thesis subject, Saul Alinsky, wrote about this approach in the book Rules for Radicals if you have one lying around.  “Personalize it.”  Never get in a debate regarding ideology or theory… (If you’re any kind of Socialist, you will lose. My words, not his.)

Well, clearly Osama Bin Ladin was not the root of all evil, he was merely a symptom.  The fact that we are still killing “leaders” of Al Qaeda we’ve never heard of before should legitimize my point.  (Update: IS, ISIL, ISIS, DAESH)

What the Administration is trying to ignore, deny, obfuscate, is that we are fighting a war against an Idea not a human being.  We are fighting a war against an ideology that shares many, if not most, of the societal ideals our current Leftist leaders here in the U.S. promote.  We are not fighting a war against any specific person… remember, people are expendable and can be quickly replaced by the closest fellow traveler.  The Muslim Brotherhood understands that theirs is a Mission of Ideology… a Mission of Faith… a Mission of Social Justice.  They must find the Great Satan’s attempt to define them differently as hypocritical and juvenile at best.

This is a very important time in our history, a turning point if you will.  (Domestically and Abroad)  It is a time that must be clearly thought about by every U.S. Citizen.  What happens in the next ten years will determine the quality of life our children will experience through their old age.  The definitions of Freedom and Liberty are being challenged globally by those wielding ideas… very, very bad ideas.

No one wants to live thinking they and their loved ones are, or will be, in imminent danger.

But there is a valuable lesson here…

What it is and what we wish it to be are most often at odds.

(091312)


The Shameful Darkness of Republicans

“(President Obama) denounced Republican candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
and Jeb Bush, who propose that the United States should primarily focus on accepting Christian refugees, criticizing Obama’s unwillingness to address the threat of terrorists coming overseas as refugees.  “That’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion,” he said angrily.”

President Obama focused his anger on those Leaders in Congress, and jeb, who are calling for a prioritization of efforts to expedite refugee status for Christians coming from Syria.

Mr. Obama “…cautioned political leaders “not to fall into that trap” of refusing to accept refugees, and to “not to feed that dark impulse inside of us.”

It’s worth noting makeaneffort cannot find an example of the outright refusal of accepting refugees being implemented or even suggested by any Leaders in Congress, or jeb, we will take the President at his word it must be happening.

Exploring the President’s point regarding the horrid blackness that poisons men’s minds…

Can you imagine what it would have been like if the United States had prioritized evacuating Jews from Germany in the 30’s when they were being systematically left to die in cattle cars, crushed in showers and forced to breathe poison gas, or being shot on sight?  Or if the United States had committed the sin of focusing their efforts to save Political enemies of Communism from the Soviet Death Squads who fertilized the Steppes with 10’s of Millions of those who disagreed with Forced March FORWARD! to the Socialist Utopia?

Indeed Mr. Obama, moving groups of people to the front of the line who are being specifically targeted for Death is a Dark Place to go.  At this point in History it happens to be Christians, Jews and Homosexuals.  If this desire to do so doesn’t prove once and for all that Republicans are Evil, I don’t know what does.

We should stand with the President and refuse to make such considerations.  In fact, we should look past the overwhelming number of military aged men who make up the vast majority of ‘refugees’ flooding the Western Countries of the World.  Some Leaders in Congress, and jeb, have Shamefully suggested these young war fighting aged men be given additional scrutiny before allowing them to roam freely throughout the United States.  But we must stand strong with our President and steadfastly refuse to make any inquiry into why metrics related to the groups of refugees demonstrate such clear Racism and Misogyny.

Bare in mind, if terrorism breaks out due to the policies of this Administration they will finally have the impetus to disarm all of us.

Never let a good crisis go to waste…

Particularly when you’ve spending so much time and energy creating it.

 


Democracy Kills.

Stop It! Stop It! Stop It!

Stop talking about “Democracy” as if it’s a good thing!

While this is a sin committed by seemingly everyone, it struck me after listening yet again to the President and the Secretary of State speak glowingly about Democracy being introduced to the Middle East (Which is melting down), and the resulting democratically elected leaders that we MUST deal with, it occurred to me that they were playing on the ignorance of the American people… yet again.

This is not splitting hairs… this matters and we all need to understand it.  Democracy is horrible.

Historically, when Democracy is present, populations (almost without fail) vote themselves into tyranny.  In other words they ask to be taken care of, and they get taken care of… just not the way they wanted.  Every Socialist Dictator claims to be, and most often has been, at some point “Democratically elected”…

Do you really want to help countries enjoy what we enjoy here is the United States?

Here are the ingredients, all of which are poisonous on their own;

A Judiciary, by itself is a collection of “priests” passing edicts upon the population by fiat.

A Congress, by itself is a tribal meeting of elites fighting for and protecting their personal interests.

An Executive, by himself is a dictator.

What is required to establish a Free Country is a mix of the above…

A recipe, or better yet, a Constitution specifically defining the checks and balances of each branch and limiting government to very specific responsibilities to protect the Individual and his property rights.  (Unenforced, is a “living, breathing” piece of paper and nothing more.)

Elections without ALL of the above, is Democracy.  Democracy, by itself is simply “legitimized” mob rule.  This is what is being promoted by the Progressive Left.

But combine the above with Free-Market Capitalism protected by Individual Property Rights and now you have a recipe for greatness.  You have what the United States should be…

However,

Democracy on its own… you have what is today the Middle East.  A region on Fire and Falling into Theocratic Oblivion.

The goal should never be “Democracy”.  And, contrary to what generations of poorly educated public school teachers think (and apparently the Obama Administration as well), we do not live in a Democracy.  The United states is the product of a finely tuned mixture of all the above.  We should know this, and understand it.  Democracy is only one part of a beautiful formula making our country unique from the rest of the world.  Now is the opportunity to contrast what we have, and why we have it, against a tapestry of violence and destruction.  If today’s examples are not good enough then let’s go back a little ways.  Lenin wrote profusely regarding “Democratic Socialism” and his wish for “Democracy” leading to the dictatorship by the Proletariat.  Mao added a class and proposed roughly the same thing.  The Socialists have always viewed direct “Democracy” as integral to their achieving their goals.  I could list a number of prominent Social Elitists who killed their own citizens in the name of Social Utopia, but for this post those two should suffice.

In case you didn’t know;

We proudly (most of us proudly…) live in a Democratic Republic… “if we can keep it.”

We work very hard at maintaining the integrity of our elections.  (Or at least we should.  The lack of prosecutions for election fraud is deplorable.  ref: Preserving My Right to Cheat.)  We also have checks and balances at every level of our local, state and Federal government with the hope we can keep it.

To make this simple, understand the words you use.  When you do, you’ll understand what others are saying to you.  And you’ll learn quickly that some things you think are “good” are actually “evil”.  (Like decaf coffee… who drinks this?  Do the same people drink non-alcoholic Beer?  What’s next, non-alcoholic Bourbon? Clearly there is evil in the world.)

Link: You can’t get here from there

(Originally posted 092112)


“that’s not what we came for, to kill other Muslim’s.”

This was our President today, at The House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, quoting an unnamed voice that according to him “Must be amplified”.

Mr. President, Whom exactly, if not Muslim’s, did they come to kill?

Why would we amplify a voice that draws a distinction between who should be killed and who should not?

It was clear this morning that your event closing speech was uncomfortable… but not in the way most of us would desire. The level of angst as you listed the groups who were committing atrocities made you appear to be sucking on lemons. you didn’t appear Angry… or sad… instead it looked like you were a school kid being forced to apologize for something you’re not sorry for. You looked as if you were being forced by some Adult to give the first part of this speech, and you were not happy about it.

I suspect there was, and is, some infighting occurring between you and your party.

While I will always disagree with the ideological foundation of your friends and associates, I think even they must be asking…

… Why would we amplify voices that see nuance when it comes to whom to kill.  Non-Muslim Good… Muslim, well… that’s just to far.

Why are we hiding behind ‘nuance’ at all?

What World do you live in?

What are you Doing?


American Psychopath

Or

‘One Man’s Terrorist is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter.’

A couple of weeks ago Bill Maher chimed in on the Movie American Sniper and it’s box office success. For many on the Left, including our strangely resident Fat Canadian Communist Michael Moore as Well as Bill Maher, the Mass Approval of this movie is like a bullet to the head. The idea Americans would embrace what they would consider a glorification of killing innocents under the invasion of a country is beyond them.

The popularity of this film is clear to me however.

There is a phenomena which exists when you tell the citizens of a country that they are the center of all evil long enough they grow weary of the accusation. They seek out validation that they are not horrible and their behavior does not condone the control and correction from above. They react in exactly the opposite way their rulers wish them to. Particularly when the objective evidence is out there for all to see.

The American People are tired of being made to feel bad about believing in Freedom and Liberty. They are tired of being punished for trying to be successful. They are tired of being told that all the brilliant Schemes forced upon them perpetually fail because THEY are not exuberantly embracing them.

But then, as if to insult each and every one of us, the Liberals offer up a crass cliché of moral relativism.

‘One Man’s Terrorist is another Man’s Freedom Fighter.’

This attempt at reason is so insipid as to make one’s head hurt when reading it.

And, it’s being offered up in reference to Chris Kyle as well as what is happening in the Middle East in general.

So here’s a few highlights of what’s happening in the Middle East just so we are all on the same page…

ISIS Burns Jordanian Pilot to Death in a Cage

ISIS Stones women to Death

ISIS Throws Gay Man, strapped to a chair, from the top of a Building.  When he is found to not be dead they Stone him to Death on the street.

ISIS executes 250 Syrian Soldiers before burying them in a Mass Grave.

ISIS conducts Mass Beheadings  (It’s easier than Ovens)

Allow me to ask…

exactly WHOSE Freedom are these A-Holes Fighting for?

Chris Kyle is no Saint.  But to the men he saved from being killed, and the locals he may have saved from the types of atrocities listed above to the drilling of holes in children’s heads just to make a point… he’s very close.

And every time someone pukes up the idea that a Man doing his job to protect American’s is a Psychopath they should first suffer an open-handed slap across the face and then receive a one way ticket to ISIS-ville so they can work on their semantics.

Unless ISIS suddenly begins championing Freedom and Liberty for ALL INDIVIDUALS regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation etc.  There can NEVER…  NEVER be any Moral Relativity.

These A-holes are terrorists pure and simple.

Our fighting Men are there to promote the very Freedoms every Human has a Natural Right to.  While it may be our interests that brought us there… it is Natural Law which justifies our actions while we remain.

The Anti-Capitalist Left would like us to forget, abandon, ignore this simple fact.

Well Tough Sh*t.

For some of Us… Individual Freedom and Liberty, A Constitutionally Limited Government and our right to property is what has made and still makes this Country the Greatest on Earth.

So, for you Progressives out there wondering how such a movie can be so damned successful, it’s because we see nothing wrong with it and a great many things right with it.

No one should sit around wringing their hands in torment about saving lives and killing those who would throw people off buildings, behead them, stone them to death and burn them to death… all in front of the largest audiences possible just to make a point.  Chris Kyle did his job well and had no regrets.  He was no Psychopath, Bill.  Nor was he a Coward, Michael you Fat Slob.

Nor should We feel bad for not wringing our hands after see this movie.

The Rule is those who Employ, or Wish to Employ, Force in order to Oppress are Anti-American, Anti-Freedom, Anti-Individual.  They are Evil.  (The problem is this Axiom hits a little close to home for our own Leftists.)

In War mistakes are made.  But our worst mistakes have little comparison to the Evil which is being fought.  If you haven’t clicked on the links above then you should do so.

So you Liberal Progressive Types,

For one moment… stop Hating America First.  Try to Stop Hating the Individual Rights this country Stands for.  Make an Effort to Understand why we Are Exceptional and why the Majority of the World wants what we have.

Or, just keep being your Crappy Selves as I expect you will.


What!?

U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration.” – USA Today 032113

Huh!?

I thought the election of Barack Obama was going to immediately turn a Middle East frown upside down…

In fact, I distinctly remember being told by people such as Micheal Moore and other bastions of brilliance that simply electing “the smartest person to ever run for President” our image in the Middle East would instantly be made entirely of Sunshine and Lollipops.

This was true of Clinton too… funny that the people who spout this kind of stupidity are never held accountable for their ridiculous assertions when it turns out to be hogwash.

Barack and Bill share a similar footnote in history.

I also have a good enough memory to recall that never has there been such a promise associated with a Republican or Independent candidate…

So why are those who embrace truth… or reality… or whatever you want to call the world as we actually know it… never given the credit they are due?

Those who are real, who grasp reality as it is, not as they wish it to be, never seem to receive accolades for their efforts to remain in the realm of facts?  The solutions they offer are always described by those living in Dreamland as “mean-spirited” and “cruel”.  Wishful thinking passes for logic.  Platitudes for meaning.

Yet those who spout nonsense and offer up completely unqualified, often fanciful, assessments of what the future will be if we just follow them are acclaimed as positive, and progressive, in their thinking… yet they are repeatedly, demonstrably and historically wrong.  So wrong in fact, that people often die…

And when it is beyond denial that they were wrong… when there can be no debate regarding the repeated error of their thinking…

Nothing.

No “review” of the statements made promoting their fouled “thought process”. No rebuke from the ever “watchful” media. No admonition from the populace that believes itself to be “informed” and “educated”…

Upon the rare occurrence that we hear anything it is most often a revision of history crafted to better accommodate their failings.

It’s time for truth, and reality to make an appearance in our government and the population should demand it.

Everything from “We don’t have a spending problem” to “Obama has a higher IQ than anyone who has ever sought the Presidency” does nothing but delude an already poorly informed electorate.

It’s enough to make you want to drink… more than normal… for me.

(Originally Posted 032213)

The above applies to the Global Warming ‘we’re all going to die by the year 2000’ crowd too… right Al?  How about those Ice Caps?  Exponentially growing Polar Bear Population?  Mass starvation due to Overpopulation?  Rising Sea levels consuming San Francisco by last year?  You people should be wearing sandwich boards in time square…


USA being Banned from the World Cup?!

Say it isn’t so!

The USSR has asked FIFA to ban the United States from participation in the World Cup

And there could be ten’s of Americans Who might be Very Upset!  Okay… I exaggerate, but this is Big!  Dang, I did it again… sorry.

If you’ve read this Distraction of a blog since the beginning you might remember I consider Soccer to be a Cult and those Parents, and children, who get sucked into it need to be Kidnapped and Deprogrammed before being returned to Civilized Society. (There are people who do this…)

But that’s beside the Point… if there’s a Point.

In Fact, I happen to know the KGB/FSB/SVR/DHS realize that no one, of any significance, living in the U.S. would notice let alone care. So what this amounts to is Putin being Funny… and he IS Funny…  What do you think the whole Topless Dictator thing was?  Hilarious!

Anyway, considering the level of Disdain the Majority of the World’s Despots possess regarding all things American I would not be surprised if the Ban is put into effect… Although I’m not sure I’ll ever know, because I have American things to do and already belong to a Cult.  A really Cool One.  You can’t join.