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March 14, 2011 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: democracy, Egypyt, Libya, Middle East, UN Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick | 1 comment
Some take the position that America should not spread its broad hand across the globe, arguing that we are interferring with other countries against their will (the same countries that look to us for lots of foreign aid). Here is an article (thanks Stothes) that offers a perspective of the US, democracy, and the Middle East:
The answer is that American foreign policy seems to rest on a simple premise: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Except it’s not simple. It’s a blatant double standard. Our attitude seems to be, “Sure, that dictator is a murderous thug, but he’s our murderous thug”
Letting our enemies choose our friends is also dangerous. The U.S. supplied the rockets that the mujahedeen used to attack Russian helicopters in Afghanistan. Now we call the mujahedeen the Taliban, and they kill Americans. We also propped up Saddam Hussein and a host of other brutes who started out as docile U.S. puppets.
But the real problem is that we compound our errors in judgment with an error in doctrine. This disastrous policy was clearly stated in a 1979 Commentary article titled “Dictatorships and Double Standards” written by future Reagan administration U.N. Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick. In Kirkpatrick’s view, dictatorships could be classified either as authoritarian or totalitarian, and the difference mattered.
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February 23, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: bloodshed, Hosni Mubarak, leadership, Libya, Middle East, Moummar Quaddafi | Leave a comment
Can anyone explain why the “great leader” Obama spoke, albeit all over the board, on Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and the need for him to leave…… the “friendly” dictator who we relied upon as a friend with Israel, but it took nine days for him to make ANY statement on the bloodshed in Libya, without ever mentioning Mouammar Quaddafi?
Where is Jimmy Carter?
March 22, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Hillary Clinton, Iran, Iraq, Israeli News, Middle East, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Timothy Geithner | 1 comment
America ‘Moves Towards Abandonment of Israel’
by IsraelNN Staff
The source made these remarks in an exclusive interview with Douglas J. Hagmann, the director of the Northeast Intelligence Network (NIN), which is comprised of veteran licensed professional investigators, analysts, military affairs specialists and researchers. The group has combined their resources to provide accurate and well-sourced information via their website.
Hagmann appeared on Israel National Radio’s Weekend Edition with host Tamar Yonah.
When questioned about the possible abandonment of Israel by America, Hagmann told Yonah, “The Obama administration is no friend to Israel, is no friend to the Jews in America and is no friend to democracy or freedom in America. …Just by his very appointments, we can see him filling positions of power with people who are anti-Semitic, who want to see Israel essentially dissolved as a nation, if not by diplomacy, then certainly by war.”
In his report, the unnamed intelligence source told Hagmann, “I have every reason to believe, based on what I’ve seen at my level of [security] clearance especially over the last several years, that Israel will soon be completely on their own… or worse.” He explained this would happen “when our administration provides more support to Arab countries [with] financial and military aid, undercutting Israel’s defense efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb to the pressure of unreasonable demands designed to end with their political annihilation as a nation.”
Haggman told Yonah that this official broke silence because he had already retired from his highly placed position, and because of his knowledge of the NIN’s (Northeast Intelligence Network) position as pro-Israel and the way it valued the relationship between Israel and America. Another reason, he said, was his own perception of the Biblical aspect of this scenario developing.
The intelligence officer explained that the turnover of American policy towards Israel could occur through a manner that he dubbed ‘malicious intelligence,” which Haggman defined as information that is taken from its raw form. It then is morphed into something else to promote different interests, “where intelligence and politics meet and often collide,” he said. A method “that has been molded and massaged to advance the agendas of a select few,” he elaborated.
In the case of the relationship between America and Israel, he noted, malicious intelligence is being used to turn over the U.S. to a more anti-Israel policy and forge ahead with a more pro-PA or pro-Islamist one.
Hagmann told Yonah in the radio interview, “A perfect example of this is when there was a shooting in Seattle a couple of years ago at a Jewish center. The police were ordered by the city officials and by the Federal Government, basically, to not protect the synagogues and other Jewish centers in Seattle, but to have protection details [instead] at the mosques in Seattle.”
U.S. administrations have apparently been following a policy of abandoning Israel for several years, according to Hagmann’s report. His interview with the intelligence official cited “the 2005 surrender of Gush Katif to the Palestinian Authority as one critical example of the slow dismantlement of Israel as a viable nation. Despite critical intelligence outlining in every possible manner imaginable that this would be a disastrous move leading to the events we are seeing today [rocket and missile fire on Israel], it was done anyway,” he stated.
In the report that Hagmann posted on the NIN (Northeast Intelligence Network) he cited one of his sources explaining, “Now you can see where intelligence and politics meet and often collide,… ” the Obama administration is being purposely filled with people who are truly anti-Israel, either because of their own financial interests or a larger globalist agenda that does not include Israel, or for that matter, the United States as a sovereign nation.
“Whatever the reason, the anti-Israel, pro-Islamist policy makers will be appointed or have already infiltrated nearly all levels of the U.S. government. These are the people who place anti-Semitic references in school textbooks, promote revisionist history regarding Islam, 9/11, and are the same people who allow or even promote the Islamic agendas in all aspects of Western society, especially the restrictions on speech against Islam.
“With regard to the latter, note that the United Nations is quite involved in forcing the restriction of “hate speech” and the implementation of global standards, some that have already been adapted by European nations,” noted the source.
Hagmann reports that “the Middle East will be the site of ‘the coming war,’ and Israel will be at its epicenter. If we survive as a nation, the U.S. will not be on the side of righteousness in this war, instead turning our back to – or our guns against – our only true friend in the Middle East – Israel,” he said.
January 27, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Iran, jihad, Michelle Obama, Middle East, Muslim, Osama bin Laden, peace, President Barack Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright | 4 comments
Giving his first interview to an Arab network, President Obama proclaimed that the world is ready for peace, that the Middle East is “ripe” to accept the challenges of peace, and directly to Iran, that America is ready to have peaceful discussions once Iran is willing to “unclench its fists” to the world.
His interviews underscored his commitment to restoring America’s relationship with the Muslim world, much like it was 20 to 30 years ago, until the Iran hostage situation caused a shift on both sides. Because of our longtime commitment to Israel, America has always had to maintain a balancing position in our relations with the leaders on both sides of the Middle East conflict, and President Obama was making an effort to state that we are not going to disregard our commitment to Israel, while at the same time, the area is ripe for peace.
Perhaps the most gripping statement in the interview was one that Obama avoided on the campaign trail, choosing not to highlight it, was his discussion of the fabric of his family, which includes “my family is Muslim”. One must wonder how Osamma bin Laden reacted to that statement in relation to his call for jihad on America!
Obama gave an interview to a foreign (Iraqi I think) tv station yesterday. My first question is WHY would a so called “President of the United States of America” overlook the American Media, to give his very first interview to a foreign press source.
My next question is, WHY would the so called “President of the United States of America” speak to the Leaders of Foreign Countries, THRU a TV REPORTER?! When has a “POTUS” EVER given a TV interview to a Foreign Reporter/TV Station, in lieu of communicating directly to the Leaders of those Countries? I seriously believe he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD as described here.
And, after 2years of campaigning and thousands of questions posed to him about his Muslim roots, which he consistently denied, never did he mumble the words “My family members are Muslim, and I’ve lived in Muslim Countries”. Until now that is. Now that he’s a squatter in the White House, he must feel secure enough to finally start leaking bits and pieces of truth. Getting too comfortable is when one starts to have major problems!.
UPDATE: In the Obama interview, he apologized for the disrespect his predecssors had shown the Islamic community. Is it complete audacity for him to think he has a need to apologize on behalf of this country. The Honorable President George W. Bush, a mere 7 days after Muslim terrorists killed more than 3000 citizens on our soil, walked into the Islamic center in DC, and made it very clear that in no way would any disrespect to the Muslim community be tolerated because of the actions of a few militants. That does not sound like a nation’s leader who was setting out on a path of disrespect for the Muslim community.
Further, it is noteworthy that in his entire interview, he never once mentioned the word “DEMOCRACY”, and the State Dept has eluded to the fact that democracy may not be on the forefront of our future international plans.