Saturday, April 03, 2010
The IDF and other security forces on Friday quelled several simultaneous riots by Palestinians and left-wing activists on one side and settlers on the other inJerusalem and in the West Bank.DESPITE HOW THE LAST TWO INTIFADAS WENT, THE LEFT AND THE JIHADISTS WANT ANOTHER INTIFADA.
Dozens of left-wing activists and Palestinians descended on the Shepherd Hotel in east Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to protest what they call the “Judaization” of Jerusalem.
The hotel, owned by Jewish American millionaire Irwin Moskowitz, was rented out to the Border Police for many years, but a recent approval to renovate the building and build Jewish housing units there prompted American condemnation and turned the site into a hot spot for protests.
In Friday’s riots, several demonstrators were wounded and others were detained.
Elsewhere in Sheikh Jarrah, left-wing activists held a protest against the moving into the neighborhood of several Jewish families who entered homes owned by Jews from which Palestinian families were evicted by court order.
Also on Friday, several settlers from Yitzhar, near Nablus, held a parade in the Palestinian village of Hawara, south of the city, to protest the wounds sustained by Shmulik Cohen, a Yitzhar resident who was badly hurt when his car was pelted with stones.
Border police officers arrived at the scene when the residents of Hawara began stoning the settlers. The Yitzhar residents protested what they called thesecurity forces’ “feebleness” in dealing with Palestinian rioters.
The military said some of the settlers threw stones at the soldiers, but that the demonstration was dispersed with no incident.
In Nabi Salah, northwest of Ramallah, Palestinians and left-wing protesters were dispersed by the military. Left-wing activists claimed that two men were wounded by rubber bullets, and others said the IDF used live ammunition.
The military flatly rejected the claim, saying it used only rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protest.
Several hundred protesters gathered in Ni’ilin and Bil’in, two Palestinian villages near the West Bank security barrier where protests are held every Friday. The military last month declared the area where the protests take place a closed military zone on Fridays, but the protesters were not deterred. They stoned soldiers, who responded with tear gas.
THEY THINK IT WILL TURN OUT BETTER THIS TIME: THIS TIME, THEY HAVE THE TACIT APPROVAL OF THE POTUS, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
The one middle in the last row isn't Michelle; it's the latest "missing link" - (click pic' for news item) - BUT: resemblance is amazing don't you think?
SUNDAY UPDATE: HOT AIR DELETED A LINK TO THIS POST FROM THEIR COMMENT THREAD:
UNBEFREAKIN'LIEVABLE. NEVER WHOOODATHUNKIT POSSIBLE THAT HOT AIR WOULD RUN INTERFERENCE FOR OBAMA!?
Is it okay for the left to attack Bushitler and Trig but not for us to fight fire with fire?
That's a dumb strategy - and a losing one.
If we really want to save America from these leftists, then we must out Alinsky the Alinskyites and demoralize them at every turn using any and every means possible. NO HOLDS BARRED.
BUT LtE WAS 10000000% RIGHT ABOUT THE HOT AIR FOLKS: THEY ARE WEENIES. (I STILL LOVE ED!)
UPDATE: BUSH WAS PORTRAYED AS A CHIMP ALL THE TIME BY THE LEFT - AND LINCOLN WAS PORTRAYED AS A MONKEY.
AND IN GERMANY IT WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL:
Germany has had a harsh winter with an average temperature of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, 1.5 degrees below the historical average, according to the German weather service.AND IN IRELAND:
Icy winds of March coldest in 23 yearsTO FLORIDA:
IT was indeed a March of many weathers.
New figures show last month was the coldest March in years in some areas -- but it also had the highest levels of sunshine since the 1950s in others.
It was the coldest start to a year on record for much of Tampa BayTO TEXAS:
The first three months of 2010 were the coldest start of a year on record for most of Tampa Bay, the National Weather Service announced Friday.
Temperatures were six to eight degrees below normal for that period, meteorologists found.
It was the coldest start St. Petersburg has seen since records were first kept in 1914.
Spring is here, but it should be no surprise if the cold is still in your bones.IOW: AGW = BS.
This winter was the eighth-coldest on record, and North Texas hasn't seen 80 degrees since October. In 2009, it had already hit 80 degrees 11 times by March 27.
Here's a look back at the cold winter months:
Coldest day: An average of 23 degrees Jan. 8.
Lowest temperature: 13 degrees Jan. 9.
Snowiest day: 11.2 inches Feb. 11. The 24-hour total for Feb. 11-12 was 12.5 inches, the most in D-FW history.
Snowy days: Seven, third all-time.
Very cold February: On average, the daily high was 10.8 degrees below normal.
Average overall temperature: 42.9 degrees, the eighth-coldest.
CARBON TAXES & SWAPS & SCHEMES = STEALTH SOCIALISM, JUST LIKE OBAMACARE.
DON'T BE DUPED: VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER
One of the commenters over at YouTube dubbed BHO "the smart ass in chief," an appropriate nickname for BHO.
Friday, April 02, 2010
- JACK CAHILL ANALYZED THE SUPPOSED CRIME SCENE AND TIMELINE OF SUPPOSED INCIDENT THE BIG LIE LIED ABOUT.
- WE KNOW HOW THAT ENDS...
- MORE ANALYSIS HERE.
THEY WANT US TO MIGRATE TO DEVICES WHICH MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO SHARE CONTENT AND INDEPENDENTLY CREATE CONTENT SO THEY CAN CHARGE US FOR ALL CONTENT AND EVERY DOWNLOAD.
April 1st, 2010 3:31pm
the complete moral bankruptcy of Britain's progressive liberal elite is extremely shocking.
Martin Amis recently at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the meeting place for what passes for the avant-garde in London -
'That liberals cannot make a stand against a global wave of religious mayhem that is ‘irrationally, misogynist, homophobic, inquisitional, totalitarian, imperialist and genocidal,’ to use Amis’s list, is a moral failure as great as their predecessors’ inability to see Josef Stalin for what he was and offer support to communism’s victims
then he asked-
‘Would all those in the hall who think they are morally superior to the Taliban please raise your hands,’ he asked.
Only a third did.
And here'a culture who throw acid in the faces of women who do not wear the veil, execute teachers for teaching girls to read and write amongst other attrocities
Can you imagine if he had asked 'would all in the hall who think they are morally superior to the Israelis please raise your hands,’
THIS IS ALL TRUE FOR A FEW SIMPLE REASONS - AND IT GOES WELL BEYOND THE BORDERS OF BRITAIN:
- THE LEFT HATES THE WEST/JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION AND WANTS IT TO COLLAPSE WHETHER BY JIHAD OR POSTMODERN DECADENCE OR A CLOWARD-PIVEN INDUCED ECONOMIC DISASTER.
- THE LEFT (LIKE THEIR JIHADIST COMRADES) HAS A JUDEO-CHRISTIAN DERANGEMENT SYNDROME.
- IT'S WHY THEY'RE GOING AFTER THE RC CHURCH DURING HOLY WEEK.
- THE LEFT HATES THE WEST BECAUSE THEY BLAME THE WEST FOR GLOBAL WARMING, THIRD WORLD POVERTY, SEXUAL REPRESSION AND MOST OF HISTORY'S GENOCIDE.
- DESPITE THE FACT THAT THESE ARE EACH FALSE, THE LEFT PURSUES ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO DEFENDS OUR CIVILIZATION- IT'S VALUES, TRADITIONS AND ECONOMIC POWER - AS VESTIGIAL AND IDIOTIC... NEANDERTHALS DESERVING OF EXTINCTION.
- WITH THE LEFT ATTACKING US FROM WITHIN, AND THE ENEMY ATTACKING US FROM WITHOUT - AND WITHIN! - IT'S GONNA BE A TOUGH FIGHT, A HARD SLOG.
- WE NEED TO DEFEAT THE LEFT FIRST.
- If Obama and the Left get their way, then doctors will become slaves to the state as they are in Cuba.
OBAMA HAS DROPPED -5% SINCE OBAMACARE PASSED.
- AVERAGING -2%/MONTH SINCE HIS INAUGURAL.
- HE'S A ONE TERMER - THANK GOD!
- AND ONE WHOSE SINGLE YEAR OF CORRUPT, EGOMANIACAL LEFTIST POLICIES WILL END UP BEQUEATHING US A DECADE OF STRONG CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP.
OBAMA'S DEMAND THAT ISRAEL STOP BUILDING IN JERUSALEM GOES AGAINST ALL PREVIOUS USA POLICY - AND BEYOND WHAT EVEN ARAFAT DEMANDED TO TALK
If, 17 years ago, U.S. President Bill Clinton or Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat had insisted that Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin freeze all settlement construction, including in Jerusalem, before Arafat would sit down with Rabin, there would have been no Oslo agreements.
... The same year as the famous handshake on the White House lawn, 1993, the Rabin government completed the construction of more than 6,000 units in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, out of a total of 13,000 units that were in various stages of completion in areas of the city that had been outside Israeli lines before 1967.
So Arafat did sit down with Rabin, even while Israel's construction in Jerusalem continued.
And, on Sept. 13, 1993, the Oslo peace accord was signed -- by the same Mahmoud Abbas who refuses to sit down today.
And on October 14, 1994, Rabin, who built homes for Jews in East Jerusalem, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Altogether, Israel completed 30,000 dwelling units in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem in the four years of Rabin's government.
Even the Jan. 9, 1995, announcement of a plan to build 15,000 additional apartments in East Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the 1967 borders (especially Pisgat Zeev, Neve Yaacov, Gilo, and Har Homa) did not stop negotiations, which resulted in the Oslo II accord of September 28, 1995.
Israeli construction continued while Abbas and Rabin signed an historic accord.
OBAMA AND ABBAS ARE THEREFORE NOW TRYING TO IMPLEMEMENT A NEW POLICY AND TERRIBLE IN ORDERR TO SCREW ISRAEL.
IT WON'T STAND.
A UNITED JERUSALEM WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER BARACK HUSSEIN SOETORO OBAMA IS GONE.
THESE WERE CAREFULLY TARGETED COUNTER-ATTACKS FOR A ROCKET ATTACK BY GAZANS ON ISRAEL ON THE DAY MESHAAL PROMISED RUSSIA THAT HE'D HALT THEM.
Israeli planes and helicopters mounted at least seven missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, destroying what a military spokesman described as Palestinian munitions sites.
Four air strikes blew up two caravans near the town of Khan Younis, witnesses and Hamas officials said. There were no casualties.
DESPITE THIS, THE ANTI-ISRAEL LEFT WHICH DOMINATES THE MSM (AND RUNS THE WHITE HOUSE) MAKES IT SOUND LIKE AN UNPROVOKED OFFENSIVE MANEUVER BY ISRAEL AGAINST INNOCENT GAZANS.
THAT'S A LIE. PROPAGANDA.
- NO DOUBT THIS COUNTER-ATTACK WILL UPSET OBAMA AND BIDEN AND HILLARY.
- ISRAEL IS EXPECTED - BY OBAMA AND THE LEFT - NOT TO COUNTER-ATTACK AND TO MAKE CONCESSIONS TO SHOW THEY WANT PEACE.
- THAT'S NOT ONLY ANTI-ISRAEL, IT MAKES US ALL LESS SAFE:
- GIVING INTO TO TERROR REWARDS TERROR AND ENCOURAGES MORE.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is set to meet the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia in Caracas Friday to sign military and energy deals that broaden Russia's footprint in Latin America.
Putin's first visit to Venezuela underscores Russia's deepening relations with Latin America's leading leftist regime, and serves as doorway to a region long considered the US back yard.
Russia and Venezuela in 2005 and 2007 signed 12 military agreements worth some 4.4 billion dollars that have raised some concern in Washington.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last week thanked Russia for helping Venezuela "bolster its defensive potential" in the face of "threats" from the United States as he announced Putin's visit.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is expected to seek a 100-million dollar loan from Russia to purchase military hardware, including an Antonov aircraft for the president's use, officials in La Paz said.
Russian officials, including deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, arrived in Caracas Wednesday to prepare for Putin's visit.
Putin and Chavez will sign "accords taking us to the next phase of cooperation with Russia, which no longer will be limited to energy and military matters, but now also includes social, cultural and health issues," Vice President Elias Jaua said Thursday on state-run VTV television.
THIS MUST BE COUNTERED.
I HAVE DOUBTS OBAMA WILL DO ANYTHING.
I SUSPECT IT PLEASES HIM TO SEE THE USA'S INFLUENCE WANE.
ALL LEFTISTS WANT TO SEE THE USA WEAKENED.
Assad on Sunday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to ditch negotiations with Israel in favor of “armed resistance.”REPEAT:
Kerry, nonetheless, said in Damascus following a three-hour meeting with Assad that Syria was committed to engaging in peace-making and was essential to the Mideast process.
Assad on Sunday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to ditch negotiations with Israel in favor of “armed resistance.”REPEAT:
Kerry, nonetheless, said in Damascus following a three-hour meeting with Assad that Syria was committed to engaging in peace-making and was essential to the Mideast process.
Assad on Sunday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to ditch negotiations with Israel in favor of “armed resistance.”UNBEFREAKIN'LIEVABLE.
Kerry, nonetheless, said in Damascus following a three-hour meeting with Assad that Syria was committed to engaging in peace-making and was essential to the Mideast process.
THESE FUHREEEEEEKIN' DOVE ASSHATS SEE AND HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE AND HEAR.
ASSAD CALLS FOR MORE VIOLENCE AND THREE DAYS LATER KERRY CALLS HIM A MAN OF PEACE.
YEAH, SURE: AND ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE!
IT WOULD BE FUNNY EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THESE LEFTIST DOVE APPEASERS MAKE US ALL MUCH LESS SAFE.
(BTW: I THINK KERRY AND ASSAD LOOK ALIKE" LIKE LURCH. TWO TOO TALL GANGLY AND STUPID-LOOKING MEN.)
THE LEFTISTS THINK THAT'S A STEP FORWARD AND A FAIR TRADE AND THAT'S WHY THEY SUPPORTED OBAMACARE DESPITE THE POLLING.
WE HAVE TO WORK HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THE NEXT CONGRESS WILL BE SO CONSERVATIVE IT CAN AND WILL REPEAL OBAMACRE OVER OBAMA'S VETO.
The number of terror-related attacks in Israel doubled last month, rising from 53 in February to 125 in March, a Shin Bet report published on Thursday said.THOSE WHO THINK THAT THINGS WOULD IMPROVE IF ISRAEL WOULD ONLY GIVE IN TO THIS CONSTANT TERROR ARE INSANE DUPES OR PEOPLE DELIBERATELY ABETTING ARAB INTERESTS.
The most dramatic rise in attacks occurred in Jerusalem, while attacks from Gaza were the most prevalent.
The report said that the rise in terror attacks - which include Molotov cocktails hurled, Qassam rockets fired from Gaza and shooting-related incidents - was documented across Israel.
ISRAEL HAS GIVEN BACK THE SINAI, AND MADE PEACE WITH JORDAN, AND WITHDRAWN FROM LEBANON AND GAZA AND GOTTEN NOTHING BUT TERROR AND WAR IN RESPONSE.
- THE ONLY REAL WAY TO GET PEACE IS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY: UTTERLY DEFEAT THE ARAB ENEMY.
- THAT MEANS OVERTHROWING ASSAD IN SYRIA, HIZBALLAH IN LEBANON, AND HAMAS IN GAZA - AND TO DO THAT ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS DESTROY THE MULLAHS IN IRAN.
- THE SOONER WE DO IT THE EASIER IT WILL BE.
- THE LONGER WE WAIT THE MORE DIFFICULT AND TERRIBLE WILL BE THE COSTS.
- COMPANIES WITH INCREASED COSTS DONT HIRE MORE PEOPLE.
- UNEMPLOYMENT IS GOING TO JUMP.
- AND SOONER AND HIGHER THAN ANYONE THINKS.
- INSTAPUNDIT GETS A GAZILLION HITS A DAY.
- HE POSTS A LOT OF LINKS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CHECKOUT HIS BLOG A FEW TIMES A DAY TO SEE WHAT HE'S LINKED TO.
- I'M GONNA MAKE IT EASIER FOR HIS READERS - AND GLENN - BY POSTING AN EXPRESS VERSION OF INSTAPUNDIT - CALLED INSTAPUNDIT-EXPRESS; (YES: I AM VERY CLEVER!)
COPY AND PASTE THESE LINKS ON TO YOUR SIDEBAR OR BOOKMARK THEM AND YOU CAN ROLL YOUR OWN INSTAPUNDIT EVERYDAY - WITHOUT EVER HAVING TO VISIT GLENN AND GIVE HIM A HIT.
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OF COURSE, EVIL GLENN MIGHT DEFEAT MY PLAN BY FRESHENING UP HIS LINKAGE.
FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM AGAINST TEA PARTIERS IS A DELIBERATE STRATEGY OF THE DEMOCRATS BECAUSE THEY ARE CYNICALLY TRYING TO MOTIVATE THEIR BLACK BASE
WHEN DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS - LIKE CROOKED CHARLIE RANGEL -AND THEIR WATER-CARRIERS CALL US TEA PARTIERS "RACIST" THEY ARE MERELY BEING DIVISIVE CYNICS AND MENDACIOUS PURVEYORS OF HATE:
The real reason the Democrats are making a CONCERTED effort to smear the Tea Party as racist is to motivate their BLACK BASE top vote in large numbers/high % this November.
One of the MAJOR reasons Obama beat McCain was the black turnout; they need to repeat this to have any chance of holding the House and the Senate.
Here's the back-story:
THE MARGIN OF VICTORY FOR OBAMA WAS THE BLACK VOTE;
In last year’s presidential election, younger blacks voted in greater proportions than whites for the first time and black women turned out at a higher rate than any other racial, ethnic and gender group, a census analysis released Monday confirmed.
As a result, in the election that produced the nation’s first black president, the historic gap between black and white voter participation rates over all virtually evaporated.
Total turnout in 2008 was about the same as it was in 2004, about 64 percent of voting age citizens.
But with Barack Obama on the ballot, the makeup of the 131 million who voted last year was markedly different.
While the number of non-Hispanic white voters remained roughly the same, 2 million more blacks, 2 million more Latinos and 600,000 more Asians turned out.
Compared with 2004, the voting rate for black, Asian and Hispanic voters increased by about four percentage points.
The rate for whites declined by one percentage point.
REPEAT: THE MARGIN OF VICTORY FOR OBAMA WAS THE BLACK VOTE.
AND IT WASN'T AN ACCIDENT; POLITICO - 10/6/08, JUST A MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION:
IN 2008, THE LEFT HAD A BLACK MAN ON THE TOP OF THE TICKET, AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT. (THEY ALSO LIED, AND TOLD THE ELECTORATE THAT OBAMA - THE MOST LEFTIST CANDIDATE EVER NOMINATED - WAS A CENTRIST.)
As Barack Obama trekked through the Philadelphia suburbs, Northern Virginia and Greensboro, N.C., in recent days, his campaign was ramping up a massive parallel effort in big cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Miami.
In the largely black precincts of those metropolises, radio broadcasts blast constant reminders to vote for Obama, field organizers swarm, and megastars including Jay-Z, Russell Simmons and LeBron James have led massive rallies, working to reach not just the substantial portion of the black community who regularly come out to vote but also the younger people and others who have never before cast a ballot.
Though the rallies are publicized, much of the advertising directed at black voters isn't. Get-out-the-vote ads on radio and television aren't released to the media, and the number of new voters Obama has registered is a closely held secret. He is, however, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to registering African-American voters. The campaign has, for example, a major initiative aimed at turning barbershops and beauty parlors into voter registration offices. This week, Kimora Lee Simmons' E! Network reality show, "Life in the Fab Lane," carried a campaign ad at the bottom of the screen reminding citizens to register to vote.
Monday morning, the deadline for registration in several key states, Obama appeared on two of the most widely heard African-American radio programs, where hosts implored listeners to register to vote and Obama directed them to his campaign's registration website.
"The African-American vote can be a game-changer in all sorts of states," Obama told host Steve Harvey. "In Florida, in Indiana, in North Carolina, in Ohio. I just want people to look at the numbers."
Little of this targeted outreach has produced images of Obama addressing black crowds or mingling with black officials, and most has gone unnoticed by the broader electorate.
"If you didn't notice it, then you probably weren't the target," said Obama spokesman Corey Ealons of the targeted advertising. He described the campaign's general voter registration drive — which has focused heavily on young voters, as well as African-Americans — as "a very extensive effort and that's been one of the highlights and major focuses of the campaign."
IN 2010, THEY DON'T HAVE A BLACK ON TOP OF THE TICKET, AND SO ARE RESORTING TO RACIST SMEARS.
IT'S A DELIBERATE AND COORDINATED STRATEGY:
Obama and Axelrod and Jarret and Rahm and Rangel know that key reason Obama won was because of a high black turnout and they need blacks to vote in order to have any shot at holding the House and even maybe the Senate.
This is why they have cynically decided to LIE and SMEAR the Tea Party as racist.
It's a lie.
It will not stand.
The Tea Party is basically devoted to LIMITED GOVERNMENT: race is absolutely NOT AN ISSUE for us.
- The ONLY people making an issue out if race are the DEMOCRATS.
- The Democrats under Obama are NOT a "post-racial" party; they are RACE-BAITING DEMAGOGUES.
Vote GOP in 2010.
UPDATE: MORE HERE.
Why preten to open up domestic oil-drilling? To find someone else to blame (hint: ChevronTexaco, et.al) for the increase in gasoline prices while the crushing economy and job market hammers Americans.
Short version: Obama makes a meaningless announcement while the other wheels of obstruction to domestic energy production gear up to prevent any new production. Who has standing to sue and prevent the actual production? Every damned environmental organization that has been suing to shut down production and refinement for the last 30 years, that's who.
The price of oil is approximately 55% of the price of a gallon of gasoline. Most other costs, delivery, refinement, marketing and distribution, are pretty much fixed.
This announcement from Obama is worth exactly what his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class is worth.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction on Wednesday called for escalating the “popular struggle” against the security barrier and the settlements in the West Bank.
The call came as Palestinians expressed skepticism about a pledge by the recent Arab League summit in Libya to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to boost the Arab presence in Jerusalem.
Veteran members of the Fatah Central Committee, including Nabil Shaath, Mahmoud al-Aloul, Muhammad Dahlan, Hussein al-Sheikh and Jibril Rajoub, said that the decision to escalate popular protests against the security fence and settlements was part of the faction’s political platform.
They said the Sixth General Assembly of Fatah, which met last year in Bethlehem for the first time in over 20 years, had endorsed “popular resistance” as a means of confronting Israel’s measures in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
THE ARABS ARE THE ONES BOYCOTTING TALKS - EVEN DIRECT TALKS.
THE ARABS ARE THE ONES PROMOTING CONFRONTATION AND "INTIFADAS".
IF OBAMA WAS "EVEN-HANDED" HE'D BE PRESSURING THEM, AND NOT ISRAEL.
BUT OBAMA IS ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The idea that the government can provide you with a better service or good than a private business - because the private business makes a profit at your expense.
In fact, the profit motive and competition are what make the private business a better provider.
Competition for your business forces them to continuously improve the good or service, and profit is their incentive.
Profit is "the good guy" - yet the left persistently attacks private enterprise for this very reason.
We heard it from Obama and Reid and Pelosi and Waxman and Hoyer over and over again: the insurance companies were the bad guys. Or Big Oil is the bad guy. Or Big Pharma. And so on.
If government was better at providing goods and services than the USSR would still be in business, we'd be driving Yugo's, Chinese wouldn't have opened up, and North Korea would be a better place to live than South Korea.
This irrational hatred of profit-seeking enterprises is the core defect of leftist thinking.
They call it GREED. They feel it's evil.
Well, as far as I know, no corporation ever committed genocide or forced people to live in a gulag.
Government is the problem, not the solution.
And most of Obama's policies - like Obamacare - are making things worse; OBAMACARE WILL HURT SMALL BUSINESSES AND JOB CREATION.
We will put a HALT to their misguided policies this November.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
- COMPARING BIBI TO KHRUSHCHEV.
- PRAISING ANDREW SULLIVAN.
- PROMOTING - ONCE AGAIN - A FALSE MORAL EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN FATAH, HAMAS AND ISRAEL.
It fell to Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to play the role Khrushchev once played in toughening a young American president.
The former Soviet leader thought he could browbeat Kennedy only to discover, in Vienna, that the Kennedy charm was not unalloyed to steel (“It will be a long, cold winter.”) Netanyahu was the first foreign leader to think he could steamroll Obama. He earned a frosty comeuppance.
The Israeli leader toyed with Obama’s unequivocal call in Cairo last June for a “stop” to Israeli settlements. He allowed the ill-timed announcement that 1,600 apartments for Jews will be built in East Jerusalem. Then, rather than scrap that, Netanyahu chose cheap cheers from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee with “Jerusalem is not a settlement.”
(I say cheap because everyone knows Jerusalem is not a settlement. That’s not the issue. The issue is that the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem is rejected by the rest of the world and any peace agreement will involve an inventive deal on its status. To build is therefore to provoke.)
Obama was not amused. He airbrushed Netanyahu’s White House visit. The message was clear: The Middle East status quo does not serve the interests of the United States (or Israel). When Obama says “stop,” he does not mean “build a bit.”
Sometimes mistakes are needed. Through the law of unintended consequences they open new avenues.
So it is with the East Jerusalem housing fiasco. Nothing will happen in the Middle East unless the United States is seen as an honest broker able to criticize both sides when needed. Obama’s anger sped a needed clarification and freed debate.
As Andrew Sullivan has observed, a cultural shift is underway with respect to Israel: “The critics have been called ‘self-hating Jews’ if they are Jewish, or anti-Semites if they are not, but these barbs — once sufficient to end someone’s career — have failed to have an effect this time.”
ANTI-ZIONIST LEFTIST SCUM LIKE COHEN AND SULLIVAN THINK THAT WHEN THE USA TREATS AN ALLY - ISRAEL - SHABBILY AND THE LEADERS OF FATAH WITH DEFERENCE THAT THIS IS BEING AN HONEST BROKER.
THAT SAYS IT ALL.
THE FACT IS: ISRAEL HAS BEEN BUILDING IN JERUSALEM SINCE 1968.
SO BUILDING 1600 MORE APARTMENTS REALLY ISN'T NEW.
THE FACT IS, DURING BIDEN'S TRIP THE PA/FATAH DEDICATED A PUBLIC SQUARE TO A WOMAN WHO COMMITTED ONE OF THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACKS ON ISRAEL. AND NEITHER BIDEN OR OBAMA OR HILLARY SAID "BOO".
THEIR SILENCE ABOUT THIS AND MEANS IT MIST BE OKAY TO THE OBAMA AND THE NYTIMES.
OBAMA AND THE COHEN OF THE NYTIMES ALSO THINK THAT APPEASING JIHADIST SCUM CAN ACTUALLY LEAD TO PEACE.
THIS IS AN IDIOTIC POLICY WHICH MAKES US ALL LESS SAFE --- YES ALL OF US: NOT JUST ISRAEL, BUT THE ENTIRE WEST - GIVING IN TO TERROR REWARDS THE TERRORISTS AND ENCOURAGES THEM TO DO MORE.
THIS IS NOT SURPRISING COMING FROM FOLKS WHO LEAKED SEVERAL CLASSIFIED SECRETS AND AN ADMINISTRATION WHICH INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO WROTE AMICUS BRIEFS FOR GITMO DETAINEES.
[NOTE: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT COHEN AND SULLIVAN ARE ANTISEMITES: WHEN YOU HOLD ISRAEL TO A SEPARATE STANDARD FROM ALL OTHER NATIONS IS IS - BY DEFINITION - ANTISEMTISM.]
Russia has virtually lost the sales market for its natural gas in the United States of America and runs risks of losing its positions in Europe at this point too. Sergey Dontsov, Deputy Minister for Nature of the Russian Federation, said ... the USA considerably increased the extraction of shale gas last year which can ruin another project of Gazprom – Sakhalin-2. Both Shtokman and Sakhalin-2 projects are being conducted to sell natural gas mostly to the United States.THIS IS WHY WE HAVE TO DRILL FOR OIL IN THE USA - IT WOULD FURTHER WEAKEN OPEC AND RUSSIA.
Russia ’s gas leadership in Europe is not so stable either. The countries of Western Europe cut their purchase of Russian gas by 29 percent during the first six months of 2009. Germany cut the import of Russian gas by 44 percent, Italy – by 34 percent, France – by 21 percent. Europeans try to boost their gas deals with Norway, the countries of Northern Africa and the Persian Gulf.
THE ANTI-DOMESTIC ENERGY POLICIES OF THE RED-GREEN COALITION AIDS RUSSIA AND THE ARABS.
WE CAN PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS BY GETTING RID OF THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS THIS NOVEMBER.
THIS RELATIONSHIP HAD BEEN IN PLACE SINCE WW2.
THROUGH FDR AND CHURCHILL, IT SAVED THE WEST FROM NAZISM --- AND WITH REAGAN AND THATCHER IT SAVED THE WORLD FROM COMMUNISM.
NOW THIS: JPOST:
A British parliamentary committee on Saturday questioned whether arms exports are approved to[o] easily, the Guardian reported, citing Israel’s use of British equipments and weaponry during last year's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.DIMINISHING THE USA-UK RELATIONSHIP AIDS GLOBAL JIHAD - AND THE LEFT-WING PLAN FOR A TRANSNATIONAL GLOBAL SOCIALISTIC ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT FOR THE WEST - A DHIMMITUDINOUS GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL APPEASE, AID AND ABET THE ISLAMIC WORLD.
... "It is regrettable that arms exports to Israel were almost certainly used in Operation Cast Lead,” the House of Commons committee on strategic export controls said. "This is in direct contravention to the UK government's policy that UK arms exports to Israel should not be used in the occupied territories."
Following the operation, the UK revoked five arms export licenses given to British companies for the sale of military equipment to Israel. The use of the weapons in Gaza, it said, constituted a “contravention” of the conditions of the sale.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said that the Gaza conflict would be taken into account in all future sales considerations. The MPs welcomed this, but also called for measures to ensure that such uses do not recur.
Among the equipment under question are components in fighter jet cockpit displays and helicopters, armored personnel carriers and gun parts.
LEFTISTS WORLDWIDE MUST BE DRIVEN FROM OFFICE IF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN WEST IS GOING TO SURVIVE.
A study released on Monday by researchers at George Mason University and the University of Texas at Austin found that only about half of the 571 television weathercasters surveyed believed that global warming was occurring and fewer than a third believed that climate change was “caused mostly by human activities.”WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID, "A LIE GETS HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD BEFORE THE TRUTH GETS ITS PANTS ON."
WELL, AS FAR AS THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATES GOES, IT SEEMS THAT THE TRUTH FINALLY HAS IT'S PANTS ON - AND IS BEGINNING TO WIN!
THE FACT THAT THE NYTIMES IS PUTTING THIS STORY ON THEIR FRONT PAGE AND THAT SO MANY METEOROLOGIST WHO ARE CLIMATE SKEPTICS ARE COMING FORWARD INDICATES TO ME THAT THE TIDE HAS TURNED.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF HER TRIP TO TURKEY, COURAGEOUS MERKEL TELLS ERDOGAN THAT TURKEY IS UNSUITABLE FOR EU MEMBERSHIP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeated her belief that Turkey is not suitable for full EU membership, on the first day of an official Turkish visit.
Turkey should not view her offer of a "privileged partnership" - rather than full membership - negatively, she said.
Turkey, which began negotiations to become a member in 2005, has dismissed that offer as an insult.
There were also disagreements over Iran, Cyprus and educating Turkish children in Germany in Turkish.
Germany is Turkey's biggest trading partner, its biggest foreign investor, its biggest source of tourist revenue, and nearly three million Turks live in Germany.
Brava Angela! MORE:
Turkey's sometimes fraught relationship with the European Union will not be helped by this visit.
On Iran, Mrs Merkel wants Turkish support for international sanctions, which Mr Erdogan argues are counter-productive and hypocritical.
Turkey has recently strengthened its relations with Iran and opposes the tougher sanctions threatened by Western governments.
MAYBE IF TURKEY BEHAVED LIKE A DEPENDABLE ALLY OF EUROPE AND THE WEST THINGS MIGHT BE DIFFERENT VIS A VIS THEIR ASPIRATION TO JOIN THE EU.
BUT THE AKP'S ISLAMIST CORE DOESN'T REALLY PERMIT THEM TO FAVOR CHRISTIAN EUROPEANS OVER THEIR FELLOW MUSLIMS.
WHICH IS WHY - WHILE FIGHTING WW4, WHICH IS A WAR AGAINST GLOBAL JIHADISM - IT'S INSANE TO KEEP TURKEY IN NATO.
TURKEY SHOULD NO MORE BE IN NATO THAN THE EU.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Read more ....A man walks through a field of crosses erected near Pretoria, South Africa, to honour mostly white farmers who have died in farm attacks over past decade.White Farmers 'Being Wiped Out' -- Times Online
Over 3,000 have been killed since 1994. Now the ANC is accused of fanning the hate.
THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, they drew their old .38 revolvers.
Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, 57, slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room.
As the intruders broke in, the farmer woke. He rushed to stop them, only to be shot twice in the chest.
In his death throes he would have seen his killers and then his children standing over him, screaming and crying.
The resurrection of Dubula Ibhunu, defended by senior ANC officials as little more then a sentimental old struggle song, has been greeted with alarm by Tom Stokes, of the opposition Democratic Alliance. He said the ANC’s continued association with the call to kill Boers could not be justified.
“Any argument by the ANC that this song is merely a preservation of struggle literature rings hollow in the face of farming families who have lost wives, mothers and grandmothers,” he added.
He was supported by Anton Alberts of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party: “Malema’s comments are creating an atmosphere that is conducive to those who want to commit murder. He’s an accessory to the wiping out of farmers in South Africa.”
Rossouw Cillier, Pieter’s brother, bristled as he pointed to the bullet holes in the panelled kitchen of the farmhouse near Ceres in the Western Cape. “They shot him through the fridge from the back door — the bullets came straight through here, into his heart. He never had a chance,” he said.
A successful apple and pear grower, he believes his community is living on borrowed time: “More white farmers have been killed than British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes, we are at war here.”
The African National Congress (ANC) has been South Africa's governing party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a "disciplined force of the left". Members founded the organization as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje are among its founding members. The organization became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) in 1961.
It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. It gained support in the 1999 elections, and further increased its majority in 2004, with 69.7% of the votes. In 2009 its share of the vote reduced slightly, but it remained the dominant party with 65.9% of the votes.
Is this really "post-Apartheid"?
Or, are parts of South Africa still under a new Apartheid pointed in the opposite direction?
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he did not favour imposing economic sanctions to pressure Iran into showing that it has no covert nuclear weapons program.
Erdogan discussed different approaches with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel to international efforts to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions, but made clear Turkey's reluctance to back the use of sanctions.
"We are of the view that sanctions is not a healthy path and... that the best route is diplomacy," he said at a joint news conference with Merkel.
Turkey is a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and Erdogan said it had not yet reached a firm decision on how it would vote on a U.S.-backed sanctions resolution.
TURKEY IS NOW PART OF THE AXIS OF EVIL AND AN ALLY OF IRAN'S AND NOT PART OF THE WEST.
THEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF NATO AND KICKED OFF THE UNSC.
AT THE VERY LEAST, THE MEMBERS - PERMANENT AND LIMITED - OF THE UNSC AND NATO SHOULD ALL BE REQUIRED TO LIVE UP TO THE UN'S UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
SINCE TURKEY HAS BECOME ISLAMIST IT NO LONGER DOES THAT: THE UN'S D.U.H.R. DEMANDS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: AS THE AKP HAS CONSOLIDATED POWER, THERE IS LESS AND LESS OF THIS IN TURKEY.
AS NATO MEMBERS THEY ARE PRIVY TO ALL SORTS OF TOP SECRET MILITARY INFO.
TRUSTING ISLAMISTS WITH OUR MILITARY INTEL IS INSANE AND DANGEROUS.
Mr. Obama, speaking at a health care rally in northern Virginia on March 19, said, “Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.”Bwahahaha!
The authors of the law say they meant to ban all forms of discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, birth defects, orthopedic problems, leukemia, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. The goal, they say, was to provide those youngsters with access to insurance and to a full range of benefits once they are in a health plan.
To insurance companies, the language of the law is not so clear.
Insurers agree that if they provide insurance for a child, they must cover pre-existing conditions. But, they say, the law does not require them to write insurance for the child and it does not guarantee the “availability of coverage” for all until 2014.
William G. Schiffbauer, a lawyer whose clients include employers and insurance companies, said: “The fine print differs from the larger political message. If a company sells insurance, it will have to cover pre-existing conditions for children covered by the policy. But it does not have to sell to somebody with a pre-existing condition. And the insurer could increase premiums to cover the additional cost.”
Congressional Democrats were furious when they learned that some insurers disagreed with their interpretation of the law.
“The concept that insurance companies would even seek to deny children coverage exemplifies why we fought for this reform,” said Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LEFTIST THUGS WRITE LAWS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND PASS THEM WITHOUT READING THEM!
INCOMPETENT LEFT-WING NANNYSTATE UTOPIANISTIC IDIOTS!
Perhaps Commissar Waxman can drag all the health insurers in front of his committee and threaten them the way he plans to threaten all the corporations who - following the letter of the Obamacare legislation and the letter of SEC laws - have announced benefit billions in cuts and write offs.
The incentives of private medicine favor the patient; the incentives of government health care favor the bureaucrats
"In a private fee-for-service medical system, a dead patient is a revenue loss. In the National Health Service (UK), a dead patient was a cost savings."
So said the late Harry Bailey, MD.
Who was he?
The above quote is from my late father. He had a very unique perspective on the practice of medicine, especially as it relates to the various delivery systems. He was born and brought up in England and entered medical school there in 1950, training under the National Health Service and graduating in 1956. He emigrated to the US in 1957 and went into private practice for 24 years, 8 years pre-Medicare and the period after until 1981, becoming a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical school and a US Citizen along the way. In 1982 he decided he wanted to give something back to his adopted country in gratitude for the wonderful opportunities it had given him, so he joined the US Navy at age 52 and served first as the head of the Radiology residency program (27 residents and the largest program in the military) and then Chairman of the Radiology Department at the Balboa Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego until his retirement at the rank of captain in 1991.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Basic surgical procedures that could improve the lives of thousands of people are being withheld by NHS trusts desperate to save money, according to some of the country's leading doctors.
In a letter in today's Guardian, the presidents of associations representing six of the biggest surgical disciplines claim "patients attend their GP surgeries with conditions that can be effectively treated by surgery and are being turned away".
Some of the patients may not even be told that an operation could help their problem, the surgeons say. Even when the sick are referred to a hospital consultant they can be refused operations because trusts have "arbitrarily defined a number of operations that reduce pain, improve quality of life and prevent serious long-term complications as being of 'limited clinical value'".
THIS IS WHAT OBAMACARE WILL LEAD TO HERE - IF WE DON'T REPEAL AND REPLACE IT.
VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER.
THE LIFE YOU AVE MAY BE YOUR OWN!
- A PRIVATE HEALTHCARE-GIVER NEEDS TO SATISFY HIS PATIENTS TO STAY IN BUSINESS: HE WANTS THEM HAPPY; HE WANTS THEM TO COME BACK AND RECOMMEND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
- THE GOVERNMENT DOES BETTER WHEN IT SAVES MONEY BY DENYING SERVICES.
- SURE SURE SURE:
- AN INSURANCE COMPANY CAN TRY TO DO THAT TOO,
- BUT - IN A FUNCTIONING FREE MARKET - IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE INSURANCE COMPANY'S HANDLING OF A PROBLEM, AT LEAST YOU CAN THREATEN TO TAKE YOU BUSINESS ELSEWHERE.
- WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS THE PROVIDER, YOU CAN'T DO THAT.
The committee said although Britain and the US still had close ties, the UK's influence had "diminished" as its economic and military power had waned.THEY ARE ALSO DRIVING A WEDGE BETWEEN THE USA AND ISRAEL.
"The use of the phrase 'the special relationship' in its historical sense, to describe the totality of the ever-evolving UK-US relationship, is potentially misleading, and we recommend that its use should be avoided," the committee said.
THIS ALL PART OF THEIR EFFORT TO DESTROY THE WEST. DIVIDE AND CONQUER...
THE LEFT WANTS THE WEST DESTROYED BECAUSE THE LEFT BLAMES THE WEST FOR THIRD WORLD POVERTY, GLOBAL WARMING, SEXUAL REPRESSION/OPPRESSION, AND MOST OF HISTORY'S GENOCIDE.
THESE PROPOSITIONS ARE DEMONSTRABLY FALSE.
TO STOP THE LEFT AND SAVE THE WEST WE MUST:
- DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS THIS NOVEMBER IN THE USA
- DEFEAT THE LABOUR PARTY IN THE UK NEXT APRIL.
- ELECT GEERT WILDERS PM OF HOLLAND.
- WE MUST STOP IRAN FROM GETTING NUKES.
- AND WE MUST DEFEND ISRAEL.
The US may abstain from voting on a possible UN Security Council concerning the topic of Jewish construction in east Jerusalem, the BBC reported Thursday, citing a US official.
According to the report, the unnamed official spoke with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasim Al Thani last week during talks in Paris.
According to the news network, US Middle East envoy George Mitchell was in Paris last week in order to hold talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas - hinting that Mitchell was the diplomat who made the previous statement.
The exchange came to public attention during a meeting at the Arab League summit in Sirte, Libya.
The US is one of five permanent members of the Security Council with veto power, and while the US usually blocks any condemning resolutions regarding Israel, their decision to possibly abstain might allow the bill to pass.
IF OBAMA REALLY WAS A CRYPTO-MUSLIM WHO WANTED TO DESTROY ISRAEL, WOULD HE BE DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?
JEWS WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.
DOUG HAS MORE.
FULL ROUND UP AT MEMEORANDUM.
Did anyone notice Shepard Smith’s passionate rant against Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Arabs a few days ago? I always thought Smith was just a smarmy, jock-type teeny-bopper. But he obviously knows which side his bread is buttered on, and he is fully capable of getting all lathered up over something about which he is absolutely ignorant.And that's not the only grave mistake they've made lately: Glenn Beck, usually until now one of the better news hosts, turned against the very man he'd once hosted on his show when he called Geert Wilders a fascist, with A.B Stoddard, Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer turning against him as well. In fact, here's a video clip now:
Today on Fox News, Amy Kellogg did another hit piece on Israel, using a cute little heart-strings-tugger about the peaceful Syrian civilians who picnic on the Golan Heights in nostalgic longing for the times when it belonged to Syria. Of course, there was no mention of the carnage and slaughter inflicted on peaceful Israeli citizens when the Syrians were in charge of the Golan. Apparently, there’s no nostalgia in that.
As Paul Mirengoff says:
Beck hosted Wilders on his show a year or two ago. If Beck can host Wilders, I don't know why he's concerned that England did.Maybe now we do: if bin Talal's considerable stake in NewsCorp, which also owns the Weekly Standard, if I'm not mistaken, means anything. More from Atlas Shrugs.
Diana West did the right thing to bring up the issue of bin Talal's stake in Murdoch's enterprise. It's a shame that quite a few other conservatives are not, all likely because they don't want to jeopardize their chances to be guests of the week on FOX's talk shows.
The conservative movement is going to have to now start thinking about whether they're doing the right thing to defend FOX at all costs, or ignore bin Talal's treacherous encroachment altogether. If they could turn against Israel today, they could turn against the conservative movement tomorrow. Otherwise, they might one day discover that they defended FOX much to their regret.
The best way to sum this up is: don't let bin Talal have the last laugh.
And he's chosen to go to Afghanistan on Palm Sunday:
US President Barack Obama has arrived in Afghanistan on his first visit to the country since taking office.
At a joint press conference, Mr Karzai thanked Mr Obama for US support and said he hoped the partnership would continue.
"The American people are encouraged by the progress that's been made," Mr Obama said, adding he hoped to see more improvement on governance, anti-corruption efforts and judicial process.
He also thanked US troops, and their partners in the Nato coalition, for their efforts in Afghanistan.
"They make tremendous sacrifices far away from home, and I want to make sure they know how proud their commander-in-chief is of them," he said.
The pair are expected to hold one-to-one talks during Mr Obama's visit to the heavily-guarded presidential palace.
The US president is then expected to go back to the US military base at Bagram, where he is likely to address troops and may also visit injured soldiers.
US officials said Mr Obama would discuss benchmarks with Mr Karzai and other senior government figures.
The US president remains unhappy with the direction of the Karzai government and Washington wants to make its frustration known, our correspondent adds.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs also said Mr Obama wanted to get an "on the ground update" about the eight-year-old war from Gen Stanley McChrystal, commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan.
The president was met on arrival at Bagram air base by Gen McChrystal and the US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry.
Mr Obama travelled to Afghanistan during his campaign for the 2008 presidential election, while still a senator, but this is his first visit to the country since becoming the US commander-in-chief in January 2009.
There were strained relations between the White House and the Karzai government last year over the disputed Afghan elections.
BETCHYA HE WORKS IN A "VISIT" TO A MOSQUE!
Arab leaders on Sunday called for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons during a closed-door session at the Arab League summit in Libya, diplomats at the meeting said.THIS IS A RUSE TO DISARM ISRAEL - WHICH IS A PREAMBLE FOR ATTACKING WITH CONVENTIONAL WEAPONRY AND ARMIES.
Many Arab countries view Israel's alleged nuclear program and Iran's nuclear programs with alarm, and have repeatedly called for an agreement to ban nuclear weapons from the region.
In their closing statements, leaders stressed that the development of nuclear weapons threatened peace and security, diplomats who attended the closed-door session told the German Press Agency DPA.
- OBAMA - (WHO HAS JUST COMPLETED AN AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA TO REDUCE OUR NUCLEAR ARSENAL AND BRING PARITY BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN ARSENALS - EVEN THOUGH THE FREE WORLD IS BETTER SERVED WHEN WE HAVE A CLEAR ADVANTAGE) - WILL MOST CERTAINLY ENDORSE THIS PLAN.
- AGITATING FOR THIS IS PART OF OBAMA'S AND THE ARABS AND THE LEFT'S PLAN TO ISOLATE ISRAEL - AND THEN TO FORCIBLY DISMEMBER ISREAL AND HAVE THE EU, NATO AND UN "PEACE FORCES" INSERTED TO "MAINTAIN THE PEACE".
GIVING UP NUKES AND GIVING UP ANY PART OF JERUSALEM IS JUST NOT IN THE CARDS.