Reports now include news that King Abdullah of Jordan has quoted Clint Eastwood, and that he has even suited up to pilot a plane to help take down ISIS. The Eastwood film he quoted was “Unforgiven” and he promised that he would go after ISIS.
According to Rep. Duncan Hunter, last Tuesday Abdullah met with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee where he quoted Eastwood. The King said “The only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.” But I think we should tell him not to worry – the USA, has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and is now exporting it. Plus there are plenty of bullets – in fact today I got an email with several photographs from Texas – one said “sorry there will be no warning shots – we are conserving bullets.” Anyway, somehow I don’t think the Jordanians do warning shots – hence, more bullets are directed at the bad guys.
We should remember that by Abdullah quoting Eastwood he was making it clear that he is willing to go after (hence interested in defeating) ISIS. So what is wrong with the so called “leaders” in Washington, DC? The problem may lie in two major factors:
• President Obama has sworn that he would stand with the Muslims (not America which he has sworn to defend), and most Democrats stand with Obama. Both sides are Muslim in this case, but their very name and certainly their ideology proclaims that ISIS is more Islamic (i.e. ‘holier than thou’). Furthermore Obama has no use for kings (duh, some countries/cultures have them - it is a fact of life and sometimes a necessity). Plus Obama has a habit of supporting tyrannies, or the worse of two tyranny who may oppose each other and he hates military action.
• Nearly all Democrats, and most certainly the current president, believe that talk equals action. Hence if they say something it is real, they think this is so because they believe it (good does that mean if I believe hard enough then there really and truly are unicorns?). Action is unimportant or irrelevant to them.
While I cannot say I know Jordan, I have lived in the Middle East and people in the Middle East (unlike Western elites) believe that actions speak louder than words. There is an understanding there that words without action are meaningless. This is based on reality – a reality of the Middle East.
What prompted Jordan’s King Abdullah to quote Eastwood’s film? Simple. ISIS’ brutal slaying of a Jordanian pilot. Abdullah was angry – good, we need some angry Arabs mowing down stupid angry Arabs who lash out at those who don’t agree with them. While I am no fan of Jordan, or of King Abdullah, he seems to be loyal to his country and a real man who is willing to take action. If only the USA were so lucky.
No one should forget that Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, was the leader of Jordan during the Jordanian Civil War between September 1970 and July 1971. In this war he defeated tens of thousands of the so-called Palestinians. While Abdullah was just a child (born in 1962) he must be fully aware of his father’s success in this action. Although his British born mother was a convert to Islam, Abdullah is all Arab (with a ‘Palestinian’ wife no less). After all the family still styles themselves the Hashemite (in today’s Saudi Arabia) Kingdom of Jordan. SO he understands war very well, and knows that his poor country (the only part of the Middle East without oil) can ill afford the presence of ISIS.
In a different context as the late, great Andrew Breitbart said this is “WAR#” Now if only the elites, who are very often effete elites, of the USA just understood.
This commentary is about Obama, Israel and why he has done what he has done for the last 6 years.
A lot of people think that “President” Obama has done some very scatterbrained things, (You’re not going to get an argument from me!) a hodgepodge of actions that seem not to have any common sense or even a connection, But, regarding Israel, There is a method to his madness.
Most people will agree that The Islamic Republic of Iran and their lackeys in the Mid-East, are Israel’s main enemies. Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, Fatah (Palestinian Authority) and now of course the Sunni based ISIS or Islamic State. Since May 1948, the one thing the Great State of Israel have always been able to count on is the United States of America and a President that will always be there, thick or thin, side by side with the Jewish State. Since 2009, No More!
Now, there is a Far left Liberal minded, Palestinian supporting, President that desperately wants to be the President that settled the “Middle East Problem”... In his mind, with his zero fact based strategic understanding of the “on the ground” tactical situation in Israel, he has done nothing but create additional stress upon stress against Israel with his, “return to the 67 borders” mentality. He has repeatedly disrespected the democratically elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on various trips to Washington DC, he has failed to take action when Syria attached their own citizens with Chemical weapons, even though he said by doing so would be a “Red Line” to the United States. Why? The “Why”, in my view is quite simple:
In the 19th century, Wilhelm Marr , known as "the father of modern antisemitism," coined the word "antisemitismus." But the pathological hatred of Jews has a long history. In the antiquity, the Pharaoh who 'didn't know Joseph" decreed to kill all the Jewish newborn males ; and Haman , centuries later, convinced his Persian king Ahasverus to exterminate this "people whose religion and language are different." Christian antisemirism , while benign in its beginnings when the early followers of the Jew Jesus were themselves a persecuted minority in the Roman world, became ferociously violent after the Council of Nicaea ,in the year 325, adopted the dogma , then very controversial, of the divinity of Christ. With Emperor Constantine embracing Christianity, the whole Roman world,especially in Europe, followed suit, and the minorities of Jews dispersed among them were soon accused of being "the people deicide," the killers of God, an anathema that have persisted for almost 17 centuries, until Vatican II ,in our times, erased it.
Napoleon's conquest of Europe brought with it the end of the ghettoes and the emancipation of the Jewish communities.The Jews could now attend universities, enter the liberal professions and commerce and excel in them , which added a new layer to the traditional religious antisemitism. The Jews now "dominate the trade, the media, the banks, etc." They became more hated and despised and the vile objects of the infamous blood libels and the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the Dreyfus Affair and the pogroms, which paved the way for the eventual advent of Hitler and culminaed in the Holocaust. And, in the greatest irony of history, they also led to the establishment of the State of Israel.
For about half a century after the horrors of the Holocaust, antisemitism remained dormant if not non-existent. The Jewish state repeatedly defeated the military assaults of its coalesced Arab neighbors and generated sympathy in the world that saw it as David fighting Goliath. But, after making peace with Egypt and Jordan, and after the constant rejection of peace offers by the Palestinians , their threats to destroy Israel by force and their actual acts of terrorism,( in the context of more menacing terror organizations inspired and financed by Iran, today's archenemy of Israel and an aspiring nuclear power,) Israel had no choice but to aggressively defend itself and protect its citizens. In the eyes of the "world" it became, falsely, the Goliath of the tragedy.The Arab propaganda has succeeded by default because Israel's counter propaganda was nowhere to be found.
For a decade, he had masterminded terror attacks against the West; plotting mass death and destruction on such targets as a Manchester shopping centre and the London Underground from his hideaway in a remote and lawless region of Pakistan.
On Saturday, the authorities finally caught up with Adnan Shukrijumah, al-Qaeda’s chief of global operations who had a $5 million (£3.2 million) bounty on his head. Shukrijumah, 39, died in a raid by Pakistan military on a compound in South Waziristan tribal area. He had been hunted down and killed.
US authorities had him on their most wanted list since 2010, while the justice department had charged him with ordering an attack on the New York subway. The same indictment links him to a plot to blow up shopping centres in Manchester, while he has also been implicated in attacks on the London Underground and to trains in Norway.
Shukrijumah’s role in al-Qaeda was to choose the targets and then recruit the terrorists to carry them out. The attacks on New York, London and Manchester were thankfully thwarted.
Confirmation of his death came from a Pakistan senior army officer. “The al-Qaeda leader, who was killed by the Pakistan army in a successful operation, is the same person who had been indicted in the United Stated,” he said.
U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig has now been beheaded on video by ISIS with a promise that they are coming to America. The news media yawns, they are more interested in Kim Kardashian's butt or 30 year old allegations against Bill Cosby. It is truly a sad day.
Kassig claimed to have converted to Islam, whether he did or not, whether he claimed to have converted to help save his life, we may never know. Either way the action did not save him from the muslim animal's sharp blade.
The video identifies the militants' location as Dabiq, a town in northern Syria that the militant group uses as the title of its English-language propaganda magazine and where they believe an apocalyptic battle between Muslims and their enemies will occur.
The high-definition video shows the beheadings of about a dozen men identified as Syrian military officers and pilots, all dressed in blue jumpsuits. The main militant in the video who speaks to the camera has a British accent and warns that U.S. soldiers will meet a similar fate.
"We say to you, Obama: ... You claim to have withdrawn from Iraq four years ago," the militant said. "Here you are: You have not withdrawn. Rather, you hid some of your forces behind your proxies." A U.S.-led coalition is targeting the Islamic State group in airstrikes, supporting Western-backed Syrian rebels, Kurdish fighters and the Iraqi military.
The militant's voice is distorted in the video. Previous videos featured a militant with a British accent that the FBI says it has identified, though it hasn't named him publicly.
Later, the militant claims Kassig, 26, was killed because he "fought against the Muslims in Iraq while serving as a soldier." Kassig, from Indianapolis, Indiana, served in the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, a special operations unit, and deployed to Iraq in 2007.
After being medically discharged, Kassig formed the aid organization Special Emergency Response and Assistance, or SERA, in Turkey to aid Syrian refugees. He delivered food and medical supplies and provided trauma care to wounded Syrian civilians before being captured in eastern Syria last year. Friends say he converted to Islam in captivity and took the first name Abdul-Rahman. (continue reading)
Countless people still believe in the Darwinian hypothesis concerning the descent of man. To this day die-hard evolutionists contend that mankind--homo sapiens--evolved from lower forms of life through a process of chance mutation and natural selection; and this process is said to be progressive.
To state the matter more graphically: Many learned professors proudly boast that we (and they) are nothing more than clever orangutans. And these professors bristle with indignation should we take issue with them. It were as if we had offended their honor by denying their descent--a curious characteristic of these neo-orangutans, no?
At the risk of being called a Neanderthal, it seems to me that the evolutionary hypothesis – it’s not a scientific theory – is a modern hoax. In fact, contrary to universal opinion, it now appears that Darwin was not even the sole or original author of his most famous works, The Origin of the Species and The Descent of Man. Current research in South America, where Darwin did most of his work, has led certain naturalists to conclude that he purloined the manuscripts of both books from a Jew he met in Peru. Apparently, earlier drafts of the manuscripts have been discovered. But what is most incredible, the researchers contend that Darwin inverted the manuscripts' zoological conclusions regarding the descent of man!
Deterrence has two prerequisites: (1) overwhelming military power, and (2) the will to use it ruthlessly.
Israel has the power, but the leaders of Israel’s government lack the will. By the “government” we mean the political and military echelons.
Apart from obtaining crucial information, Israel’s security forces should eliminate any apprehended Arab terrorist. Even former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, when asked what should be done to terrorists, replied: “Kill them!”
Deterrence will also be improved on the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv when the IDF mission in Gaza is to completely eliminate any vestige of terrorist groups, such as Hamas. The policy of “self-restraint” should be limited to children.
“…for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.”
Luke 21:15, New American Bible
I will be the first to admit that I aggravate a great many people. In fact, I would suspect that if I were to visit the Middle East today, both the Jews and the Arabs would unify in opposition to my mere presence – such remains my ability to get under the skin of individuals. Of course, I speak partly in jest, but I believe that you receive the point, which is that I remain – within my own little way – a controversial figure. When I write, people go out of his or her way to comment about my work, perhaps even suggesting that my mother’s dog could write better than I do. And I do thank them for caring about family pets.
Criticism remains a foundation of human life. Without it, we cannot grow. If there were no critics around, all of us – especially your humble author – would possess egos as large as a blue giant star. After all, even the greatest amongst us are little more than fragile, tainted souls. Only God remains perfect. Therefore, I will be the first to admit; as a writer, I suck. If I could only write, what God wants me to tell the world, then, perhaps, I could do a great service to society. But that is not why I write. In my best efforts, I have tried to plant the seed for discussion, education, and reflection so that others may feel compelled to do his or her own duty to improve the world. For this reason, I decided a long time ago to “self-publish” my literary words.
Somehow, I find it ridiculous to profit from what God has set out for me to do. For this reason, I do not – generally – treat my writings as a business. As near as I can tell, I have been writing here at Right Truth for about six years – give or take. I have written everything from historical analyses on through humorous commentaries. In books, I have written works on religion, personal safety, and my (now) two books on assassins. At best, I probably average 2.5 stars out of 5. Only within my peer-reviewed journal papers do I tend to follow “the formula” and, largely, I have since retired from boring my professional associates with the dryness of academia.
We don't need political pundits who claim to be experts on foreign policy to analyze the meaning of the obvious. It is all so simple: the Americans and the Israelis are the good guys; Putin, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Iran, Syria, ISIS and all other secular and religious tyrannies are the bad ones.
Good guys use their land to promote peace among the nations. Bad guys use their land to subjugate humanity to the dictates of absolute power.
Good guys are willing to sacrifice their lives to preserve our freedoms; bad guys are willing to sacrifice their people's lives to end all people's freedom.
Later this month, an event that will effect a shift in the balance of power in the world will take place unless we take immediate action. There can no longer be any doubt -.in less than twenty days, the P5+1 will seal a deal with Iran that will either put her on a a sure path to the creation of a nuclear armed terrorist state, or Iran will get another extension with which she will run out the clock.
Ebola is the gift that will keep on giving, not just an October Surprise, it will continue to spread in coming months. Thanks President Obama. The only silver lining I can see in all of this is that it may finally tank the Obama Administration. Thanks to Obama’s idiocy (or is it his colossal ignorance, arrogance, or hatred of America) Ebola is now in the heart of America. Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought Ebola to Dallas, would (if he were still alive) be prosecuted in his native Liberia for falsely claiming he had not been in contact with any Ebola cases. He seems to have ‘shared’ his virus with a couple of his caretakers in Dallas and there are now at least 200 people being monitored – this is what is being widely report. Duncan had 70 (why so many?) healthcare workers who should have been quarantined. They could still be paid, they could still communicate with the outside world by telephone, but the rest of America would have been safe.
Those 70 healthcare workers have spouses, children, etc. (so at a minimum double that 70) and there were 132 (double that at a minimum) on the Cleveland to Dallas flight taken by one of his caretakers – so the numbers just don’t add up. Not much is known about Ebola. Is it possible that on the flight TO Cleveland she passed it along? Furthermore, the children of these 192 people are going to school and it only takes one to spread the disease to an entire school and from there it will go to every family with a child in that school.
There have been comparisons between Ebola and AIDS. Yes, they are both caused by viruses. Yes, they both come from Africa. But there is a huge difference. AIDS is ONLY spread by sexual contact or by blood transfusions – people tend to notice when they have sexual contact or a blood transfusion. Ebola is easily spread to people of all ages and both genders, and does not require any action on the part of the person catching it. You can walk right past someone with AIDS and not worry – but if you are near anyone with Ebola it is easy for you to catch it.
Nurse Nina Pham has been in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas (and transferred Thursday night to a special care unit in Maryland) where she is still in serious condition after getting Ebola from Duncan, although she has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor. The second infected healthcare worker from the same hospital, Amber Jay Vinson, is being moved to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia - I have been unable to discover why Vinson and not Pham, but I do know that Emory treated Brantly. However, I did find a number of stories about how Vinson flew to Dallas from Cleveland already had a low grade fever the day before being diagnosed, but was greenlighted for the trip by the CDC. Why did they do that? Why was she on a commercial plane after working with Thomas Eric Duncan? It would have made far more sense to have quarantined every health care worker who had any contact with him, and to do so for 30 days, yet here was a woman who traveled to Cleveland and back.
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