The headlines say it all it seems and here are a few I found on Obama’s 9/10 address to the nation about ISIS (incidentally not a word on Iran, the real threat to the Western world). Below in alphabetical order are headlines from news media, Left and Right, and a figure on the left who article was published in the right wing media (ever noticed how it almost doesn’t exist the other way), and a few comments.
Is Obama ISIS’s worst nightmare? (subtitled Can Obama destroy ISIS?) by Fred Kaplan for The Chicago Tribune.
We wish. This is what was really meant: Is ISIS Obama’s worst nightmare? The golfer-in-chief seems to act like it is 2009 and so does the author. The article concludes with a quote from Slate that “Obama is doing as close to the right thing as the mess of the Middle East allows” – but then did we expect the questions posed to be answered, or to for this paper to ever disagree with Obama?
So let me get this straight – this Administration is arming (via the CIA) and intends to further arm the rebels (who side with ISIS although technically they are not the same thing), i.e. the Administration intends to fight ISIS by arming ISIS?!?. Furthermore, Obama pulled American troops out of Iraq, but now it is going to “expand the overall campaign” and that will require putting American troops back in Iraq.
Obama’s speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in Divided Congress by Michael A. Memli, Lisa Mascao, in the Los Angeles Times. (Note: this article focuses on Congress and does not seem to take a position on the issue, but then they probably just wanted something to publish and being on the West Coast, yada, yada, yada . . ..)
Naturally one expects the Left to avoid criticizing Obama, hence it is surprising to see the article in The Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin seems to do just that. The Chicago Tribune tries to avoid the whole topic, in the title it is more focused on Obama’s reputation than the issue at hand, but concludes with a quote (see I didn’t say that – they did), followed by an exoneration of Obama. The Los Angeles Times also avoids any direct comment on the speech Wednesday night by focusing on the reaction of Congress.
Bill Maher, who has pretty solid leftist credentials, goes right for the truth about Islam and indirectly says that Obama is naïve. This article serves to mirror the right wing article about CAIR asking Obama to say ISIS isn’t Islam – although in fact ISIS practices a more Koranically correct form of Islam than most.
It is Mark Lander, who writes for The New York Times, who deserves a medal however because he has, in one short article, made it seem as if Obama actually does believe that he is responsible for defeating ISIS (or ISIL as Obama incorrectly likes to call it), while at the same time talking out of both sides of his mouth.
The weaving and dodging done by left wing media outlets also shows that they are mostly opposed to Obama’s ideas, but are just not ready to admit it yet.
On the Right
Only an article posted on Michelle’s Mirror (aka MOTUS – Mirror of the United States) refers to the fact that in June of this year ISIS gained control of nuclear material from the University of Mosul. They also have obtained ‘remnants of the former Iraqi, chemical weapons program.’ (You know the chemical weapons that didn’t exist when Bush was President.)
This article list Obama’s ‘strategy,’ which is:
1) air strikes, like in Somalia and Yemen
2) find some Arab allies
3) try to get the Sunnis “on message”
4) rebuild the Iraq army (we did that once already)
Good luck on doing any of the above, and it will take a miracle to do all four. In other words it is not surprising that his plans have no chance of winning, and are doomed to fail.
The right wing reports and make it quite clear that Obama’s ‘strategy’ (a strategy he didn’t even have two weeks ago), is ‘doomed to fail.’ They also show that Kerry is still anti-war after all these years, and that Britain and Germany are not willing to support America under Obama – wise move that.
Not only are there attempts at character assassination of the officer but the character assassination of the complete police department of Ferguson has ensued
Michael Brown steals a fistful of cigars from a convenience store. The surveillance video shows him shoving a man who attempts to block the door. As the man backs away, Mr Brown turns and walks in a threatening manner towards the shopkeeper. Michael Brown is 6’4” and 300 pounds. Any physical altercation between the robber and merchant is a mismatch of force. The actions of Michael Brown are deemed a “strong-arm robbery with the use of force”. Let me put this in perspective. The shopkeeper is about my size. Visualise a 300-pound man shoving a woman who is 5’2”. You get the picture.
Minutes later, Michael Brown and his accomplice are seen walking in the street and obstructing traffic. Officer Darren Wilson asks the men to move off the street. He is unaware of the events that had occurred earlier. As the officer seeks to exit his vehicle, the 300-pound walking tower beats the officer nearly to unconsciousness leaving him with periorbital fractures (unconfirmed) and facial injuries (unconfirmed). There are unconfirmed reports of a shot fired during the struggle.
What we do know for sure is that Michael Brown is dead. We do know that the officer is injured. His home is vacant. He cannot stay there. We know that Ferguson, Missouri, had a regional crime scene that involved an assault on a uniformed public safety officer. We know the officer discharged his weapon and killed his assailant. We also know that Ferguson, Missouri, is a case study for national race baiting. Ferguson is a keg. The government postured toward the political checkerboard and chose the colour black.
August 12, 2014. Close on the heels of any event that might showcase white-on-black violence is the usual appearance of Reverend Al Sharpton, otherwise known as Reverend sower-of-seeds-of-discord. This man cut his teeth on falsehood and propaganda in the prior century. In 1987, Tawana Brawley set our nation on its heels with her false accusation of being raped by six white men. The 15-year-old’s list of villains included police officers and a prosecuting attorney. Mainstream media gave relentless coverage to Tawana Brawley. Sharpton was omnipresent to console and cajole. The media circus began in 1987 and continued into October of the following year. At that time, a grand jury determined that lil’ Miss Brawley had made the whole thing up. We swallowed the big lie. To this day, more than a few refuse to spit it out. Mainstream media has given equally vigorous coverage to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Reverand Al Sharpton? He operates with the same dynamic as the average Sunni versus Shia cleric, or vice versa. Words of peace do not generate zakat, baby!
As the old saying goes, “when even _____ (fill in the blank) says that ______ (fill in the blank) you are in trouble.” The latest left wing loon to notice that Obama is a liar is former Democrat Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. In a recent edition of the Huffington Post (amazing they published this) Frank was quoted as saying this about Obamacare:
The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
Any smart political adviser would have said, 'Don't lie to people, because you're gonna get caught up in it and it's gonna have this tsunami that you now have,'" Frank told HuffPost. "My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don't volunteer the whole truth in every situation.
Notice that Frank said, “I don’t understand” (or does he understand but does not want to admit it?). The answer is simple Barney, Obama is a liar about everything, and furthermore he doesn’t care about the American people, he probably hates them or at least the white ones, and he has his - so he just doesn’t care. Frank was one of the most liberal congressman ever, but at least he recognizes that there is a difference between lies and the truth and knows the President lied. Now if Barney would only admit that Obama is an anti-Semite, but I digress.
Another high profile leftist is Bill Maher, who not only has spoken out against the Obama administration’s policies on the current war begun by Hamas against Israel, but has had a guest who calls Obama a war criminal. The guest was Dr. Cornel West who seems to oppose all war anyway, that is when he is not busy race hustling. But even so, a high profile black man saying anything critical about a black American president is refreshing to say the least.
Ed Schultz, a commentator on the very liberal MSNBC (in case you never heard of him), is concerned that Obama is overreaching by transferring more power to the Executive branch and has warned that Obama’s use of Executive Orders to give legal status to illegal aliens will be an “electoral death nail” for Democrats in the next election. Liberal, high profile, attorney Jonathan Turley says the same thing.
Even The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times have on occasion criticized Obama, and recently The New York Times said that Obama is “Crossing the Rubicon” if he carries through with his amnesty plans. Furthermore, various high profile left wing individuals other than those above have also criticized the president’s lawlessness. Ever notice how the defections from the left to the right and are always based on principles and/or the realization that conservative positions spell success for the person and the people of a specific location. However, defections from the right to the left seem to be based solely on opportunism, e.g. a re-districting that would mean losing an election if the person doesn’t move to the left (think for example of Florida’s flip-flopping Charlie Crist, an excellent example), or for some personal reason (usually a wife or lover).
So here’s to the crises faced by the American Left, and to the rising power of the Right. Let’s just hope that the Left is destroyed before it destroys the country.
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PS: I do not consider Obama* black, technically he is a mulatto, and I don’t know where he was born. What I care about is that Obama is the first red American President. Red as in Communism and that is the real problem.
*In parts of the county Obama is also referred to as a post-turtle, that is a turtle on top of a post – it doesn’t know how it got there, how to get down, or what to do while it is there. Of course he is a post-turtle, he is a Marxist president in the land of the free, a country that believes in everything that Marxism opposes. He probably still thinks he is one of the best presidents in American history, while most Americans see him as the worst.
The stone monument and viewpoint on the beautiful hill 23 miles south of London Bridge says: In Grateful Remembrance of Leopold Salomons of Norbury Park Who Gave Box Hill To The Nation 1914. It was in danger of being developed and a Jew, Salomons, stepped in. The view is captivating.
This little undramatic action is typical of the Jewish people. Their names appear with predictable regularity with regard to charities and matters of social concern.
To my Jewish friends, for nearly two thousand years you were dispersed amongst us and yet in all that time there is not one record of State insurrection. Wherever you have set up home you have sought to become part of the host society insofar as that society permitted you.
There are remarkably few Jewish names in the annals of criminality. You have served your home countries in all wars, serving with honour and loyalty. Wherever you have been accepted, prosperity has followed. You have enriched us in the Arts, particularly Music. Likewise, in the area of Science and Medicine.
It may not please you but without you Christianity would be Saviourless. The story which I related above about Leopold Salomons was hardly earth-shattering but multiply it many times and your influence on our society is insistent and undeniable. True, this influence has occasionally been negative, but that is the exception, not the rule. When we forbade you from owning land, you became doctors and lawyers, when we barred you from the professions, you excelled at trade. You have been attacked, seasonally robbed of your hard-earned life-savings, your books destroyed, your holidays banned, and your response was to pack your few sticks and to gather what could be salvaged from the ruin and start again elsewhere, from scratch. Occasionally we didn't allow you to take the sticks, they too were ours. It was the unnameable Nazi who said that you were to be left only your eyes, with which to weep.
We curse you to "Go home to Israel!" And, when you are there, we cry, "Get out of Israel!" In Israel you have had to hermetically seal yourselves in, a barrier to the side, a dome above, and sonar below, away from the bullies and the haters. The situation is a crying shame. And you endure. For you are the people that cannot die. All others pass away, except the eternal Jew. We may despise you, be jealous of you, misunderstand you and narrow our eyes at you, or we may love you and admire you, we may care about your happiness and your future. But, ultimately, it will make no difference to your destiny, you march to an unheard tune, a sad and merry tune that the wind catches and is gone, perplexing to us Gentiles. You are more than us and less than us. 'More' because you are dreamers on your way from the fiery Mount where none of us have been, and a noble dream is priceless. 'Less' because your high calling is not yet realised, in fact, it seems farther off today than it ever did. It eludes your grasp. Hence you are more incomplete than the rest of us, there's something unfinished about you, but that too is your glory and will not be taken from you.
You will never rest until we all rest. And we will not find rest until you do. We pass you on the road with a nod and secret smile and then turn to watch you go. The wandering Jew, clutching an unforgettable vision. I have a request for you, you who have been hounded and torn through all time and every place and have made it miraculously, into the 21st century free of self pity and possessing a loving concern for others, even your tormentors.
My request is, will you accept our apology Before God, our God, comes to us and asks "How did you treat my people?"
When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.
In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. ...
...“in the last 48 hours, ISIS, which is now called the Islamic State in Mosul, has painted the letter “N” for Nazarene on the houses of all the surviving Christians in the city. ISIS has basically given an ultimatum to all the Christians left: You can either flee or convert to Islam, or we will kill you.” (continue at Breitbart)
We've seen people in the US taking to the streets in support of the 'Palestinians', (Hamas terrorists actually). Very few speak out for the Israelis who are being targeted with missiles, suicide bombers, tunnels into their neighborhoods, and kidnapping. Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
I don't see any taking to the streets for Christians around the world.
Hubby and I saw the movie Persecuted yesterday. I'm not going to say the movie was great, because it was not, but the truths that the movie was trying to get across to viewers are valid. Those truths include the facts that Christians are being persecuted and our current political leadership continues to work against Christianity.
What I will say is if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go see Persecuted. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith.
I say, if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go for it. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith. - See more at: http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2014/07/persecuted.html#sthash.Rc0E4uSp.dpuf
The Director of Persecuted, Daniel Lusko, when asked by CBN News what inspired him to write this movie, said:
The Holy Spirit inspired me to write "Persecuted" - I woke up one morning, and it was there. The government is trying to take control of everything, including the very source that gave our country its foundation, which is Biblical truth.
It really is beginning, because we allow ourself [sic] to be silenced, in the name of political correctness. In fact, a very close friend, who is highly involved in levels of government, looked at the story and he said, "This scenario of religious reform is happening; at the United Nations there is a bill that is exactly what you're talking about."
If you are a Christian, individual, business, organization in the United States and you accept any funds from the government, they in essence own you and can control what you do and how you go about it. It is hoped that the film will highlight the clash between religious freedom and government power.
Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.
"... the notion of a religious person preaching the gospel running up against the government and governmental policies -- or those who want to carry out a business and running up against governmental regulations and rules -- is not far-fetched at all. In fact, we're seeing that happen as we speak in the Hobby Lobby case and in some other cases coming down the pike."
What is that sweeping religious reform called the Faith and Fairness bill mentioned in Persecuted?
Think of the word ecumenical. Most think of it as promoting worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. All Christian denominations coming together. But that's not it at all. There can be no unity among denominations where there is not unity in the faith once-for-all delivered by Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Now think beyond ecumenical and think interfaith. The word ecumenical contrasts with interfaith dialogue or interfaith pluralism aimed at unity or cooperation among diverse religions and referring to a worldwide "religious unity". But how can diverse religions act as one body when their faith, their beliefs, their view of salvation and how that is achieved, differs so drastically? They can't, without watering down Christianity.
And that's what it is all about folks -- watering down Christianity.
The Faith and Fairness bill being proposed in the movie Persecuted is a law where all lines between Christians and Muslims and Jews and Buddhists, etc. are removed by government and government is allowed not ony access to, but control over, all those religions.
"This is no longer a Christian nation; in fact, it never has been," Davison's politician tells an ecumenical gathering of supporters. (JSOnline)
That is a quote from the movie Persecuted, but I've heard that statement more than once by people in the media and on the Left in the USA. Perhaps that statement is true, or perhaps it is the goal of certain people inside the US. The group portrayed in the movie as ecumenical is anything but ...
Look at how certain departments in our government give special investigation to Christian organizations, to Conservative businesses. But more important, look at what is going on around the world today.
Christians in Mosul Iraqare being killed, forced to convert to Islam, kept from getting food rations, and the lucky ones are fleeing.
I could go on and on listing places around the world where Christians are being threatened, abused, tortured, starved, killed and houses of worship looted and destroyed. However, thousands of people are coming to Christ in Egypt in spite of the persecution there. We can only pray that this is the case in other countries.
The reviews of Persecuted are not good in left-wing publications, which is to be expected, mainly because Fred Thompson and Cretchen Carlson of Fox News are in the movie. Anything with a Fox News connection, however small, is automatically poo-pooed.
Huffington Post says Persecuted gives faith-based films a bad name.
This terrible attempt at a political thriller for the religious right is aimed not at Christians in general but at a certain breed of them, the kind who feel as if the rest of the world were engaged in a giant conspiracy against their interpretation of good and truth.
The following op-Ed appeared on the site of the Unity Coalition for Israel in January 2014. Three months later, Russian President Putin invaded the Ukraine and the invasion of Iraq by ISIS came to pass. The devastating effect that President Obama’s foreign policy has had on America and the free world over the past six years has been summarily dismissed by the GOP as they almost exclusively focused on Obamacare. They believed that if they could get the United States’ finances in order, America could then move forward as a nation. They were wrong! Their priority should have been to focus on Iran and her Sharia protocol, which threatens our Constitution, our freedoms and our prosperity. As I wrote in ‘Hello Iran, Goodbye America’ in 2013, “While we are still being overwhelmed on the domestic front by the disaster that is Obamacare, it still can be repealed. A failed state is guaranteed if we do not overcome the damage done by Obama’s foreign policy and its threat to the world order.”
I could not get back into the USA from Belize Central America without having my Passport checked at least 4 times, a full body scan, and pulled aside with three of our teenage girls to be swabbed down for explosives from head to toe -- and illegals get on planes without any ID...
MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”
Mexico Announces it Will Now Fully Assist Guatemala in Flooding U.S. With Illegal Immigrants (Via Liberty News, go read it) Why not, everyone knows they will not be sent back and Mexico sure doesn't want all those other Central Americans staying in Mexico.
If you haven’t already read our exclusive post on what Obama is likely planning with his foreign invasion of the U.S., please click here and do so now. In the story we paint a picture showing a much, much larger invasion coming down the pipes. What we’re seeing now is only the tip of the iceberg in our view and it’s going to get a lot worse.
- See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2014/07/unreal-mexico-announces-it-will-now-fully-assist-guatemala-in-flooding-u-s-with-illegal-immigrants/#sthash.VrLrEX4z.7aU9xCqE.dpuf
Mexico Announces it Will Now Fully Assist Guatemala in Flooding U.S. With Illegal Immigrants - See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2014/07/unreal-mexico-announces-it-will-now-fully-assist-guatemala-in-flooding-u-s-with-illegal-immigrants/#sthash.VrLrEX4z.7aU9xCqE.dpuf
Mexico Announces it Will Now Fully Assist Guatemala in Flooding U.S. With Illegal Immigrants - See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2014/07/unreal-mexico-announces-it-will-now-fully-assist-guatemala-in-flooding-u-s-with-illegal-immigrants/#sthash.VrLrEX4z.7aU9xCqE.dpuf
Lorna Salzman, author of “Jews Behaving Like Muslims,” featured in the New English Review, claims “Zionists and observant Jews” complain like Muslims regarding The Death of Klinghoffer, an “opera” to be produced at the Met. Salzman, evidently an anti-Zionist and self-hating Jew, disregarded the spirit of the complaints. Rather, she uses moral relativism (trickery) to equate disparate events and reactions, villains with victims. The two cultures are disparate. (Observant) Jews don’t behave like Muslims.
She knows that Islam, the harshest death cult on the planet, metes out severe punishment for minor behavioral infractions to maintain total control over its people – antithetical to Jewish law. She understands that Islamists invented Islamophobia to quash free speech and hide Islamic history and current activities from the masses – not so in Judaism. She grasps that the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was formed to enforce the prohibitions – Jews have no such organization. Salzman can research the hundreds of millions converted, enslaved, or slaughtered under Islamic law – unheard of among the Jews. She knows that the purpose of jihad is to establish sharia law over all the world. Jews do not impose Judaism on others. Jews don’t behave like Muslims.
The opera’s producers provided the murderous terrorists with justification for their evil and expunged the humanity from their victim. The conscientious Jewish community is trying to prevent a libelous, fabricated interpretation of an historic event from poisoning the minds of naïve viewers. Salzman is discombobulated.
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