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The Real Disaster Ain’t the Spill, Boo

In Obamarama on 30/06/2010 at 07:54

Barack Obama has a scant 17 months to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and bring himself and the Democratic Party back into favor with the American electorate. He lost independents in his first few months, he lost his base at the end of his first year, and now the far left is slip sliding away.

The President has alluded to the possibility that he may not run for a second term and there are rumblings that, if he does, Hillary Clinton will replace Biden.

Granted, Obama was only trying to sound red-blooded when he told the media he might be a one-term president. It sounded rakish and daring when he was trying to get his healthcare package around the will of the American people. Of course the public, who will likely turn out in historic numbers in 2012, may have taken the hint a little more seriously. Freshman gaffe number—well who’s counting—never give the serfs ideas.

This administration is bleeding. No one seems to know—or at least no one is saying—whether this President has the worst advisors in modern history, or whether he is simply too stubborn to listen to them.

In less than 18 months the President has all but torpedoed U.S. foreign policy with both Israel and Great Britain, reached out to a terrorist regime in Iran that has sworn to destroy Israel and America, and created a mountain of debt external debt that is cannot be repaid in three generations.

In the face of an invasion by Mexican drug and human-trafficking cartels he has obstinately refused to secure the U.S. borders, and when Arizona set out to do the government’s job he announced his intention to sue to prevent it.

One can almost hear the whispers in the halls of Congress and the corridors of the DNC. Obama, the good-looking young firebrand who showed such brilliance and prowess in capturing the hearts of the American voter, has not been the leader they had envisioned. The package was so appealing: a bright young Harvard graduate with a winning personality, a beautiful family and a vision in sync with the social engineering policies that the liberal arm of the party believes made it possible for an African American to be president in the first place.

Will Obama even have a choice in the matter of a second term?

Lastly, currently 40,000 barrels of oil per day is spewing into the Gulf with no end in sight. British Petroleum and every bureaucrat in Washington with expertise in the field knew within 72 hours that no conventional method exists to stop the blowout. Yet, Barack Obama, who could have mobilized practically every cleanup vessel on earth to protect the coasts, failed to do so. After more than 60 days he still fails to do so.

While that seem quiet enough disaster for one nation, the country faces a much bigger one:

Barack Obama is the real disaster.

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Islam on the March in Mexico

In The Enemy Among Us on 27/06/2010 at 08:23

It is one of the fastest growing religions on earth, and it is multiplying at an alarming rate according to a 2005 report by the BBC.

It is of course Islam, and with increasing tensions on the US-Mexican border, it is one more cause of concern for citizens already feeling the threat of increasingly emboldened drug and human trafficking cartels. Islam is growing in Mexico.

Although both the US and Mexican governments insist that there has been no terrorist activity by Islamic Mexicans, in 2001 an Agua Prieta, Mexico newspaper reported the apprehension of 13 Yemeni men it identified as “terrorists” attempting to cross into the United States.

And while Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration dawdle, leaders in the Mexican Islamic movement make no bones about it; Islam is on the march in Mexico. Hundreds of indigenous Mayans, a group that has been widely oppressed throughout Mexican history, have already converted.

While Islam as a whole may or may not pose an immanent threat to the United States, extremist factions within the religion are aggressive and they thrive on ignorance among uneducated and desperate converts. Hezbollah has established cells in South America with the US as its intended target.

The question remains: Can the government continue to place at risk American lives on a fanciful politically correct notion that mosques on both sides of the border are not harboring and/or training terrorists.

The drug war in Mexico makes Afghanistan look like child’s play by comparison; thousands are dying annually. Some Americans have died on both sides of the border but it is merely a matter of time until it spills over into a full-blown war on American soil.

For thirty years the open-border media have diverted public attention in the illegal immigration debate with the smokescreen of racial prejudice, when the truth could not be plainer. It is and always has been an issue of national security.

Whether Latin Muslims pose an imminent threat, if the government doesn’t move in to secure this border  soon, one day they will. Border security is not an issue of immigration or what position entrenched politicians on the right and left may have on illegals. Regardless of what is to be done with the 12 to 20 million illegals currently in the country, time has run out on the larger issues. Eventually, radical sects of Islam will penetrate US soil if the border is not closed.

Between the ongoing drug war and elements of Islamic zealots sworn to destroy America, lives will be lost as a result of our government’s laissez-faire attitude on the border. And no administration has been more criminally negligent-and it is criminal-than the current one.

The Obama administration must secure the border immediately.

Stan’s Gone: Is The McWar Over?

In Wars and Rumors of Wars on 24/06/2010 at 07:36

World War II made the contemporary American media. Prior to the last great war most Americans had not been exposed too much news from a global perspective. Before WWII the U.S. was a rural society; afterwards the American farm began a slow decline and mass migration to the industrial centers started.

Along with advancement in education and a growing sophistication among the ranks of everyday citizens came the rise of the media culture. And the decline of the U.S. military. We began to lose or be perceived as losing wars.

This decline has nothing to do with the brave young men and women who deploy to combat theaters around the world every year and everything to do with the media’s influence on U.S. citizens who know nothing of warfare and the corrupt politicians they elect. Journalists began to cover armed conflict from their own progressive perspective and politicians have no scruples when the payoff is a bad headline.

All of this does, however, have to do with why GIs were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan without sufficient equipment to accomplish their missions. The media hate the military.

It also has everything to do with why the United States did not turn Afghanistan to glass in October of 2001, and why it engaged in nation building in Iraq and now is trying to do the same in Afghanistan.

Finally, it is the reason a decorated four-star general like Stanley McChrystal would allow his senior staff to openly berate an American president in front of a journalist. Not because the things said weren’t true of President Obama or Joe Biden, but because the staff was comfortable enough to say them in front of a Rolling Stone reporter.

They thought they were among friends.

From the spring of 1864, when Sherman began his March to the Sea, until the end of WWII on VJ Day 1945, virtually every successful U.S. general has understood that to win in warfare there must be a civilian toll. Wars are simply not winnable without it.

In warfare American lives are precious but by necessity all others must be expendable. “War,” as Sherman so aptly noted, “is all hell.” War cannot be made civilized.

There is warfare and there is nation building and the two are as incongruent as oil and water. In the case of these two countries, in the case of this entire war, the U.S. is fighting 1500 years of irrational barbaric ideology that cannot be bought off with schools and hospitals and healthy poppy fields left to flourish.

Stanley McChrystal and indeed half of the American military leadership long ago lost sight of these simple proven facts, if they ever knew them. Stanley McChrystal is a progressive. He thought the Rolling Stone reporter was a fellow progressive. The rest is history.

Why did McChrystal foul up? Well, because he has a loose lip. But it should not be overlooked that he is the architect—hand picked by Obama—of this ill-fated surge in Afghanistan. It is a liberal mission fraught with liberal red tape and liberal civility, and, while we may see a dormancy in hostilities for a time, we will never change the goal of this enemy to exterminate us. This enemy is not simply al Qaeda; it is Islam.

Stanley McChrystal is a good and honorable soldier; in Iraq working black ops under David Petraeus he was heroic. But as a theater commander the American people are blessed to see him go.

Would that we could get rid of Barack Obama so easily.