The fate of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been on my mind for several days now, and I may have finally come up with a solution to the problem. Sgt. Tahmooressi had recently moved to Southern California from Florida when, on April first, he accidentally missed a turnoff on the highway and drove right into Mexico - missing a turnoff being something that most of us have done at one time or another. Unfortunately he had a couple of guns in his truck – guns he had a legal right to have according to American law, but not according to Mexican law. Realizing his mistake, he was honest and immediately reported this fact, adding that he had not intended to enter Mexico at all. Rather than direct him back over the border, some Mexican official had him arrested and incarcerated, and he has suffered quite enough at this point. Even CNN has played a video about his case.
Clearly, we cannot exchange Tahmooressi for a dangerous Taliban who has been held in our prison in Guantanamo – President Obama might want another photo op and need to use one or more of them to bring back some other angry, stupid, American-passport owning fool who hates this country. But we do have another bargaining chip and I urge the Governors of Texas and other states along the border (are you listening, Jan Brewer?) to use it because clearly it doesn’t interest Obama.
In 2011, approximately 6,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border. Most of these illegal immigrants are now children although in fact a high percentage are in their teens and include drug dealers, rapists, and other criminal elements and not a few bring contagious diseases with them. This year, another 60,000 illegal immigrants are expected, and an even greater number in 2015. Most of them are from Central America, not Mexico, and just in case you are unaware of Mexican immigration laws – well, they are a lot tougher than American ones, and the Mexicans do not want Central Americans in their country.
Therefore, I urge the governors of American border states, especially the Governor of Texas, to offer to deport these Central Americans to Mexico unless Sgt. Tahmooressi is returned to the USA. When he is returned, then we (this state or states) can turn over the Central Americans to Mexico anyway, or to their countries of origin. Some will say this will angry Mexico or the Central American countries – but wasn’t it Mexico that allowed them to cross their country? As to the Central American countries, well borders need to be protected on both sides and they obviously are not doing so.
If my solution is enacted, the Mexicans will be rid of Sgt. Tahmooressi, and if we send them directly back to their own countries, it is a big win for Mexico. If we deport these illegals over the border into Mexico, we will have transported our problem to Mexico. In addition, this should serve as a great disincentive to all those in Central America who would even think about coming here. This won’t be to the liking of King Barack but who cares? certainly not any patriotic American. This will be good for America, and a win is what every country wants, or should want.
Poland’s making a major commitment to modernizing its defense systems.
This creates a chance for Washington to shape a new model for security
cooperation in Europe, if officials can escape the doldrums of sequester
and work closely with Poland.
The head of the Polish government, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, recently
emphasized the need for “smart” defense that fully harnesses new
technologies. Unlike many NATO allies, Poland isn’t content to coast on
America’s military might.
A major element of the modernization project is a stand-alone Polish
missile defense shield. Poland’s leaders are willing to put down serious
cash to build one. Currently, they’ve set aside $10 billion for the
shield and are actively soliciting bids from outside developers. As a
wealthy country with serious intentions, they have several options, once
of which is the American-made Patriot system.
The main impetus for the Polish missile shield project is the emerging
threat from rogue nations, chiefly Iran. “Iran is known to be working on
missiles with a range of 2,000 miles,” The New York Times reported in
February 2012. Tehran to Warsaw is 2,308 miles. Big chunks of Europe are
even closer to Tehran — Naples, Italy, is just 2,034 miles away.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate as they struggle with recession, an unspoken criticism of President Barack Obama's policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.
Wrapping up an overseas trip, the former Massachusetts governor said that "rather than heeding the false promise" of a government-dominated economy, Poland sought to stimulate innovation, attract investment, expand trade and live within its means" after the end of the Communist era. He made the observation in remarks as he neared the end of a week-long trip marred by his own stumbles on the world stage. [snip]
He said that in his talks on Monday, one unnamed Polish leader "shared with me an economic truth that has been lost on much of the world. 'It is simple. You don't borrow what you cannot pay back,' " said Romney, who frequently criticizes Obama at home for the growth of the U.S. debt over the past four years.
"The world should pay close attention to the transformation of Poland's economy," Romney said. "A march toward economic liberty and smaller government has meant a march toward higher living standards, a strong military that defends liberty at home and abroad, and an important and growing role on the international stage." (YahooNews)
Proof yet again that Obama is the Amateur. Lech Walesa will go down in history as one of the heroes of the 20th Century, while Obama will become just a footnote.
Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.
Meanwhile, one of the recipients of the Medal was Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. So socialist politics are acceptable, but not the politics of a man who stood up and fought socialism.
Poland's prime minister said Wednesday that remarks by President Barack Obama erroneously identifying a Nazi death camp as Polish had hurt all Poles and he expected more from the US than "regret".
"I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman -- a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors," Donald Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.
Obama on Tuesday mistakenly called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a "Polish death camp." The White House later said the president "misspoke" and expressed "regret".
The linguistic faux pas overshadowed his posthumous award of America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, a former Polish anti-Nazi underground officer who provided the Allied powers with early eyewitness accounts of the Germany's Holocaust against Jews. [snip]
Although located in Poland, Nazi Germany's most notorious World War II death camp -- Auschwitz -- was set up and run entirely by German dictator Adolf Hitler's occupying forces from 1940 to 1945. (Yahoo)
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