For all the hatred of Richard Nixon as the worst criminal to inhabit the White House over his cover-up of a second-rate burglary, Obama has him beaten in spades.
A political cartoon is worth a thousand word essay:
The fruits of Barack Obama are these:
“in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.” —Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
i.e.: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it ”.
A psychological profile of Adolf Hitler by the U.S. government at the end of WWII reads like a current psychological profile of Barack Obama. See if you can discern a difference. It stated this about Hitler:
His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. - A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler. His Life and Legend by Walter C. Langer. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Washington, D.C. With the collaboration of Prof. Henry A. Murr, Harvard Psychological Clinic, Dr. Ernst Kris, New School for Social Research, Dr. Bertram D. Lawin, New York Psychoanalytic Institute. p. 219
Like Hitler, Obama blames everyone else for what goes wrong and NEVER admits to any faults or wrong.
See it for yourself in this one example:
So Obama and his regime is attempting to convince the American people of the absolute need to bomb Syria – and the so-called evidence of whom used the chemical weapons is one that follows Obama’s record of telling the big lie, and repeating it often.
The fruits of Obama showcase that it is not Chemical Weapons use that Obama is concerned with – but rather it is helping the Sunni Jihadists loyal to Al Qaeda from being defeated by Bashar Assad’s forces. It is to empower the Sunni Muslims to establish their Caliphate over that of the Shiite or Alawite Muslims in the Middle East.
With respect to Syria, the president tells us there will be no U.S. boots on the ground. Um, would that be like:
- If you like your health coverage you can keep it. Most people won’t be able to.
- Health insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term in office. They were actually about $3,000 higher.
- The Obama administration was not responsible for proposing the budget sequester idea.Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward challenged this claim and forced the administration to backtrack.
- Money from the nearly $800 billion stimulus package would be spent on “shovel-ready projects” and unemployment would drop to 5.3 percent by the end of his first term. The president later conceded the projects weren’t as shovel ready as he had hoped andunemployment was 7.9 percent.
- There was nothing Obama could do about Benghazi. Subsequent revelations and congressional testimony have shown just how disengaged or disinterested the administration was.
- The Justice Department told a judge that Fox Newsreporter James Rosen was a “co-conspirator” and a security threat? The DOJ later apologized and tried to make amends with Washington reporters.
- That Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t know about the Fast and Furious gun-running program? Investigators have found documents confirming that he did have knowledge.
Or how about when Obama told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he hadn’t raised taxes when there were 21 new or increased taxes in ObamaCare alone. Or when he claimed that he didn’t draw the “red line” with respect to Syria, the international community did, when it is very obvious from his taped statements that he alone drew the line.
And when Obama or his team aren’t asserting something that is demonstrably false, they are frequently making claims that might be technically true, but are intended to mislead.
…some of those same skeptics now defend Obama’s claim that U.S. troops will not be used in Syria. Would that be like his absolute denial to Russert? Maybe Obama means it, or maybe he’ll change his mind. No one can know for sure.
The country needs to be able to trust a president and his staff and believe what they say. But that’s not the case anymore.
More at link.
When you have a Liar-in-chief for President as we do, the world ends up laughing itself silly at the boldfaced lies, and it does as it pleases to advantage themselves against the United States. We The People have no clue whom to believe anymore – enemies of the United State, or Obama and his sycophants in the media.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly casual proposal for the Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons has within 24 hours become the de facto policy of the Obama administration, and is now being heralded by Kerry as the “ideal way” to defuse the stand-off between the United States and Syria.
But a look at the administration’s statements shows that the plan has undergone an incredible evolution.
Just one day ago, Kerry mentioned the idea in response to a question about what Bashar Assad could do to avert an attack
“He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week,” Kerry said. He then immediately splashed water on the notion: “But he isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done, obviously.”
His aides swiftly set about to walking the remark back, describing Kerry’s comment as merely a “rhetorical argument.”
Yet on Tuesday morning — after the Russians had co-opted the idea and formally presented it to the Syrian government — Kerry was claiming full credit for the plan during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.
This is what happens when the President is a liar and surrounds himself with ideological Leftists who also use the Big Lie to further their agenda. Our enemies then seize on their immorality and use it against us.
Monday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry made what an administration official called a “major goof” with a never-going-to-happen hypothetical that suggested Syria could avoid American airstrikes by surrendering their chemical weapons. Even the State Department walked Kerry’s statement back. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov immediately seized upon Kerry’s flub, and now a member of the Russian parliament is gloating over Putin’s checkmate of Obama.
Watching one administration bungle after another unfurl, Alexi Pushkov , the chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, is publicly mocking Obama. Via Twitter, Pushkov wrote that this mess “knocks the ground out from under Obama’s plans for a military strike.”
Kerry’s flub played right into the Russians hands; and by breaking weak, stepping back from his own red line, and embracing Kerry’s hypothetical proposal during a round-robin of network interviews Monday night, President Obama chose to repeat Kerry’s mistake.
So why is Obama, the ‘anti-war’ candidate in 2008, the vocal opponent of the war on Jihadists from Iraq to Afghanistan – so intent now upon going to war in Syria? Why was he so intent on overthrowing secular dictators in the middle East from Egypt and Libya to Tunisia and now Syria? Why is he supporting Al Qaeda-backed Islamists in Syria? Why arm them? Why ship arms to them from Benghazi? Why is he so insistent on supporting the radical Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Why back Mohammed Morsi? Why issue official White House warnings to Egypt’s military to reinstate Morsi as ruler?
The Right Scoop notes the alarming evidence of Obama’s support of radical Islamists:
It was reported that Mohamed Magid, the president of ISNA, is working directly with the White House as well as sitting on a Homeland Security committee that deals with ‘extremism’. If you haven’t seen that report you should go there now. It explains, in part, how the leaders of the Holy Land Foundation were convicted of funding terrorism, specifically the Islamic terror group Hamas whose goal is to destroy Israel, and that this Holy Land Foundation was spun off of a US Muslim Brotherhood group called ISNA. Because the US government wanted to indict the leaders of the Holy Land Foundation, ISNA was put on a list of unindicted co-conspirators of the Holy Land Foundation to be prosecuted at a later time. And they would have been had that not come at the end of the Bush administration.
So considering all of that, you wouldn’t think an American president would be in bed with a group who is responsible for funding a terror group who wants to destroy Israel, our greatest ally and the only Western power in the Middle East. But he is. Here is a message he sent to ISNA just the other day:
Egyptian Claims Obama Is A Member Of The Muslim Brotherhood…if true, suddenly everything from Obama’s involvements in the “Arab Spring” to the Benghazi massacre to bombing Syria suddenly makes perfect sense.
Al-Jazeera is reporting on two tweets from a man named Shadi Hamid. The first tweet is a reference to an Egyptian newspaper that identifies Barack Obama as a member of the International Muslim Brotherhood:Shadi Hamid: Tweets claims from Egyptian newspaper that Obama a Muslim Brotherhood memberNine minutes later, Hamid tweeted an image of the newspaper article, which features a photo of Obama (Walid will be doing additional research on this in the coming days):
Hamid: Egyptian newspaper says Obama Muslim Brotherhood leader
Did you catch that part about the “son of MB leader threatened Obama w- release of ‘papers’”? That is an apparent reference to Saad al-Shater, the son of former Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, Khairat al-Shater. We direct you to Addendum F of our “Ironclad” report on Egypt’s involvement in the Benghazi attack. Multiple reports from Arabic sources indicated that Saad had said his father had documents that were incredibly damaging to Barack Obama.
A couple of weeks later, Saad was arrested. A Fox News / AP report indicated that one of the reasons for the younger al-Shater’s arrest had to do with Obama:
It was not immediately clear why police detained el-Shater’s 23-year-old son. Officials only said Wednesday that police had arrested Saad el-Shater and that he had threatened to release documents allegedly showing ties between his father and U.S. President Barack Obama. Officials did not elaborate.
Based on what we know about Shadi Hamid, it’s worth asking why he would so willingly pass along information that is damaging to President Obama. The Al-Jazeera article identifies him as a “Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center”.
That in itself is interesting because in June of this year, Hamid was listed as a participant in theU.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) in Doha, Qatar.
Hamid: Attended Muslim Brotherhood forum in June.
As we have reported previously, this forum was a who’s who of Muslim Brotherhood members, apparatchiks, and sympathizers. This list included:
Thomas Pickering: Chairman of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) that investigated security lapses in Benghazi prior to the 9/11/12 attack.
Nihad Awad: National Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood group in America.
Rashad Hussain: Obama administration’s envoy to Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) with Muslim Brotherhood ties.
John Esposito: Georgetown University Professor and strong Muslim Brotherhood apologist.
Dalia Mogahed: Muslim and close colleague of Esposito. Also a Muslim Brotherhood apologist.
Mohamed Magid: President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim Brotherhood group.
Mouaz Moustafa: Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF); works in D.C. and lobbies Congress on behalf of Syrian (Muslim Brotherhood) rebels.
Josh Rogin: Daily Beast writer who referred to Abedin’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood as a “conspiracy theor(y)”.
Rabbi David Saperstein: A purveyor of interfaith dialogue who vouched for both Abedin and Magid.
Of course, the question that needs to be answered is: Why would someone like Hamid – an apparent Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer – choose to help push a narrative that Barack Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood?
Is he trying to get out in front of Saad’s claims or is there another motive?
It is indeed interesting that just days after Khairat Al-Shater’s son – who allegedly claimed his father had information on Obama that would land the U.S. President in jail – is arrested, an apparent friendly to the Obama administration is tweeting out this article.
This essay by Daniel Greenfield from his Sultan Knish blog is beyond excellent. Dripping with near-demonic satire, Mr. Greenfield informs, educates and demonstrates the hypocritical absurdity of Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East. There is real danger in Obama’s headlong rush into helping Al Qaeda and the Islamists do some real killing over there… because while Obama works to save his face, the Muslims are in a race for blood.
Meanwhile, Russia, China and Europe are watching in disbelief and aggravation as Obama pushes the world into the abyss.
Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog
In 2007, the new Democratic Majority Leader defied President Bush by sitting down to meet with a member of the Axis of Evil.
Now the road to Damascus is the road to war. And Pelosi and Obama are racing down it along with everyone else.
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour are nowhere to be found striding insouciantly through the desert or hoofing it alongside a camel. This road movie has an entirely different cast of characters.
It’s a race against time. And a race for blood.
Forget the Grand Prix or the Daytona 500, the real race right now is the race to Damascus. The racers include Syrian rebels in pickup trucks with mounted machine guns and homemade tanks, toting weapons and equipment supplied and paid for by Qatar and Turkey, and more covertly by the British and French intelligence services. Racing along with them are carloads of international diplomats urging their governments to give the militias more money and more weapons.
Everyone is on the road to Damascus in this amazing race. Christian refugees from Aleppo and Alawites packing in behind the tanks of the Syrian army, Iraqi militias that used to plant IEDs in front of American Humvees who have found new work blowing up churches and taking over Syrian bases.
There are international activists from around the world, reporters or citizen-journalists embedded with the rebels, Russian advisers embedded with Syrian units, Qatari trainers turning children into child soldiers with the rebels and Turkish officers trying to get the entire rabble moving in the right direction toward Damascus.
There are photographers with liberal arts degrees and two-thousand dollar cameras and Flickr accounts working as stringers for some wire service while keeping a Chomsky in their backpack and there are UK Jihadists who converted to Islam after a childhood sipping the weak tea of the Church of England and can’t wait to text their Imam and find out which women they can rape in wartime.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah’s militias out of Lebanon are shooting at Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood militias from across the Middle East and even Europe in one of those unique displays of family entertainment that you wish would go on forever, but that won’t, because despite the Hasish-fed bravado, supplemented with meth from Iran’s top laboratories, the whole shooting match only as long as it takes the side with the weakest bladders to run away, and then both sides brag about their great victory on YouTube and Facebook.
Imagine the Crips and the Bloods, armed to the teeth by every country from Mexico to China, fighting over the ruins of California cities, and you get some idea of the glorious Syrian civil war being fought by the Brave Syrian People, most of whom at this point are about as Syrian as the Palestinians are from Palestine, in a conflict that will determine once and for all who will be ethnically cleansing whom next year.
The Syrian rebels are Sunni. The Syrian regime is Alawite, which is close enough to Shiite for government work. This isn’t some heroic battle between the people and the dictator; it’s a religious war.
America, as befits the nation that Obama described as one of the largest Muslim countries in the world, is in the Sunni axis, ensconced somewhere between the fattest child-molesting members of the Saudi and Qatari royals, the Turkish Islamists, and the Eurocrats looking to score arms deals and win over their domestic Sunni Muslims populations who have the unfortunate habit of blowing things up.
On the road to Damascus, the politicians and pundits tell us that we cannot simply sit things out. Someone is bound to remove Assad and we had better be in good with whoever does.
The UK, which dragged Obama into Libya the way an elderly lady drags a poodle into a pub, is frantically urging us to stop just looking the other way while Qatar and Turkey arm the Syrian rebels, and to get into the rebel-arming business ourselves. Considering how well that worked out in Libya, not to mention a certain obscure part of the world, known as Afghanistan that we never heard from again, we should probably hurry and start arming the Syrian rebels right now.
The sooner we give them weapons, the less likely they are to use them against us. Or so the reasoning of the people who brought you September 11 and September 11 II: The Mohammed Video Diaries goes. And with a track record like that, how could they possibly be wrong?
If we give the right Syrian rebels the weapons, then they will win, instead of the wrong Syrian rebels. But if we don’t, then the wrong Syrian rebels will win, and even the right Syrian rebels will hate us and turn wrong, and before you know it they’ll be shooting at us with the weapons we didn’t give them.
Telling apart the right Syrian rebels from the wrong Syrian rebels is tricky. The Free Syrian Army, once hailed as a moderate secular organization, has more Al Qaeda in it than the dirt in Tora Bora. The new opposition set up by Obama and Qatar consists of the Muslim Brotherhood and people with fake mustaches pretending not to be the Muslim Brotherhood.
No serious thinkers seriously think that not siding with either side is an option. When confronted with Muslim terrorists, they begin searching for moderates in the rubbish bin, and with a working definition of a moderate that includes anyone less extreme than the most extreme of the extreme, they never have a problem finding moderates. And they keep finding moderate Syrian rebels who will be our friends tomorrow for a few RPGs today.
Today we have to support the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that Al Qaeda will take over. Tomorrow we will have to support Al Qaeda for fear that Al-Takfir Wa Al-Hijra will take over. And then we’ll have to support the Takfiris for fear that Itbach Al-Kul Ulum will take over. And the day after our leaders will have no choice but to nuke the entire planet for fear that an asteroid will hit it instead. The radiation will be bad, they tell us, but at least nuclear weapons are moderate. Asteroids are extreme. And no one, except skateboarders, wants to be extreme.
It’s Black Friday in Syria and just sitting at home, watching the game, sipping a beer and wondering who’s going to score in the third quarter, the black flag Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood militias, Hezbollah or a race of demons erupting unexpectedly from the earth to devour all participants, never occurs to the bright boys and girls down in D.C. No, they’re dragging us into line at five in the AM in the hopes of scoring a friendly Syria for only 40 billion dollars and maybe only twenty-thousand dead Christians.
The rebels are making their gains, or so the New York Times claims, while Pravda claims that the Syrian government is beating back the rebels. It’s hard to know whose pravda to believe when all we have to choose from are propaganda outlets that parrot the talking points of governments. In a Pravda world, you don’t read the news to find out what’s going, you read the news to find out what the government thinks about what is going and then you try to derive from that what is truly taking place.
In this Plato’s Cave version of the news, all that we know is that everyone is racing to Damascus, and that everyone is winning and everyone is losing and everyone is dying at the same time. And we’re rushing right along with them, hoping that our guys, who are slightly less murderous than their guys, will defeat them, despite the murderousness gap, with the help of our weapons, our planes and maybe a few of our guys, wearing sneakers and long beards, coordinating operations on the ground.
If the Muslim Brotherhood can’t non-violently seize power in Syria through a violent civil war, there is a risk that they will turn to violence again. And that means they’ll start trying to violently take over countries without going through the formality of fighting a civil war to take them over first.
Every leader of Al Qaeda was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but since the Muslim Brotherhood, like the New Left, is willing to non-violently take us over through front groups, rather than flying planes into buildings, they’re our idea of the good guys, even if they have the same objectives as Al Qaeda, just a different way of getting there. But you could probably say the same thing about the people who were running the USSR in 1933 and the people who are running the United States and the European Union in 2013.
Obama isn’t satisfied with wrecking just Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Russia isn’t satisfied with financing 50 years of war in the region even though it’s on the verge of bankruptcy. President Hollande of France isn’t satisfied with being on the verge of bankruptcy and only wrecking Libya.
And like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, they’re all on the road to Damascus. Or the road to hell.
And so on we go, all together, rebels and diplomats, throat-slashers and powdered-hair personalities, embedded into a conflict, racing to Damascus, eager to raise the flag, report on the historic moment, negotiate deals and deliver speeches. Obama probably already has his written and it will probably be the same exact speech he delivered when Mubarak fell and Gaddafi got sodomized to death. There will be moving sentiments about hope and change, peace and freedom, the choice of the people and the transition to democracy.
This road picture has the usual participants. The Western diplomats who fall in love with the region, its culture and its people. The Western politicians still dreaming that the region is just one more revolution away from stability. But the lead is the fourth son of some upper middle class family who grew his scraggly beard long and now dreams of dying as a martyr for the Caliphate surrounded by white doves and whiter virgins.
There’s the Qatari weapons trainer teaching 13-year-olds how to plant IEDs and the Russian colonel, underpaid and hating the locals more than ever, trying to get the ragtag Alawite militias to fight. There’s the embedded citizen journalist with fourteen differently colored keffiyahs in his luggage blogging his experiences on Tumblr and the gang of local thugs who alternate between taking potshots at Syrian army positions on behalf of the Free Syrian Army and its Qatari and Turkish paymasters and kidnapping some of the wealthier Christians for ransom, which pays even better.
There are Sunni and Shiite militia members from neighboring Lebanon and Syria. There are Salafi Pakistanis fresh from Waziristan and Libyans looking for a good brawl. There are Scud missiles and chemical weapons and broken buildings, torn corpses and roads full of refugees fleeing for their lives. There are tanks and jets and fleets. There are armies and militias, truckloads of weapons and bodies, fire behind them and death ahead of them. And they’re all hurrying, running and racing to Damascus.
Where the real killing will begin.
All I can say to this excellent essay by John is AMEN and THANK YOU!
We best be mindful – though I am reticent about setting dates and timeframes. It is enough to see the inevitable of what John is warning us about.
by John Galt
July 5, 2013 09:15 ET
237 years after its birth, the United States of America may cease to exist as we know it within the next 90 days. The American people have become lazy, slothful, and intellectually dishonest to the point where accepting the government’s decrees which impinge on their freedoms is the accepted rule of thumb rather than fighting to defend their freedoms. Unless a drastic change occurs soon, the end of the Republic will happen much faster than imagined.
Sadly, the United States and much of our population have not only forsaken the hard fought freedoms won by our Founding Fathers, they have turned their back on God so as to insure the wisdom and guidance needed to not only maintain moral leadership but to prevent the very usurpation of our freedoms that the Founders warned us about. Yet we continue to ignore those warnings, continue to minimize and distort their role in history, and rewrite the definitions of the Bill of Rights using a corrupted judicial system at every level for cover. As usual, the American people are totally enamored with their 1000 cable channels, Xbox, iWhatever, and prescription medications to sedate their rage and insulate them from caring. It is within the recent difficult economic and political times of this era that few have taken a moment to realize the dangers of forsaking divine guidance and elevating the celebration of sin. Whenever a society rejects its past and moral construct the price is usually the survival of that nation’s very existence as demonstrated throughout history.
The economic problems which are lurking in the background and ignored by the media elites will be the underlying and undeclared cause of this upcoming collapse. With a larger portion of the American population aging rapidly and becoming more dependent on a manipulated market to ensure their financial survival, the opportunity to change the system is too tempting for the elites. Consider the damage done in the 2007-2009 collapse; retirees were forced off retirement and back into the work force, private property was seized without due process (bonds/equities), and criminal activity conducted by government sponsored and regulated enterprises was condoned or ignored on a wide scale. If one could return to the cookie jar and this time steal the entire jar, what makes anyone think that the banksters in coordination with the politicians will not complete the job they started?
Odds are the next market “correction” will eventually lead to a full blown crash due to the Ponzi scheme nature of our markets and the crass ignorance that Capitalism actually requires the creation of capital along with the freedoms now no longer guaranteed despite the existence of our Constitution. When the markets collapse this time, retirees will be sustained only with the seizure of their retirement accounts and investments for redistribution at a lower valuation. This seizure will initially upset the nation but in the end will be accepted, as all illegal government actions, as the necessary price to be paid for everyone to survive. From that point forward all economic benefits be they wages, profits, investments, and even necessities like food will be determined using a formula controlled by the ruling class not individual initiative.
Meanwhile, as the economy implodes watch for the global political establishment to reset with America’s influenced reduced to a small number of nations as we become the equivalent of the USSR in the 1960′s; which was hated by many, many nations and peoples of the world. The policies of the last two Presidents which support insurrection and revolution where none was brewing by using our intelligence services in addition to undeclared, unconstitutional wars has created a worldview that our country is out of control. As the NSA leak became visible to the masses of the US population the willingness to explore other ongoing violations of our Constitutional rights is nil. The soon to be sheared citizenry has ignored gross violations of eminent domain abuse, illegal searches and seizures of physical property and persons, and interference between two parties (or more) to engage in legal lawful contractual agreements. The 1st Amendment might as well be dead with the government influencing the news in preparation for a seizure of total control of all broadcast and communications outlets under the guise of a national emergency. Without any push to save those rights, Americans will soon lose all of them. In the eyes of other coutnries, we are a nation lead by an almost Fascistic regime which adores its own power and wishes to impose the same designs on other countries as they have on our own.
The geopolitical situation we have created as a nation shall now come home to roost as Egypt and Syria flare up into a conflagration which might well start the most disastrous world war in history while leaving quasi-superpowers like China and Russia on the sidelines acting as merchants to the combatants. The United States has demonstrated that the current leadership, just like the prior administration, fails to comprehend the desires of the citizens in the region to exist peacefully and instead profits from the conflicts created by anti-Israel and anti-Christian groups which we continue to fund, finance, and arm. As the nations of the world realize that a friendship with the U.S. means a sacrifice of domestic economic and political freedom, they will shun us like the dictatorial leper we have become. Our regime in turn will declare those nations pariahs and seek revenge to seize control by using either our intelligence services or overt military action. The consequences of a conflict this time will spread to our shores, as if by design, and that is the trigger event necessary to complete the original plan to change our nation forever.
I pray that this is not it. I pray that we never hear the declaration of a national emergency and suspension of Constitutional rights via the media. I pray that our nation is not so stupid so as to engage in another foolish Middle East conflict which spreads to our shores. Sadly, every indication appears to be to the contrary. Within the next ninety days there is great potential for those that wish to accelerate their plans for a revised American system which parallels but exceeds the state controlled Capitalism of Communist China will will be imposed upon us. The political elites currently in power are too tempted by their own visions of glory and the financial elites are ready to make their play for total systemic control without the restrictions of our Constitution and individual rights.
Barring a miracle from God almighty, I fear that they will succeed.
There’s a lot of middle fingers Obama and his MarxoFascists are giving Americans.
Just today Obama appoints disgraced liar and Benghazi Cover-up Girl Susan Rice to be his National Security Advisor, a major promotion for her shameful bullcrap and covering for Obama’s role in the massacre at Benghazi. Her performance in front of Darrell Issa’s House Investigation should have warranted a prison sentence for her treason and lawlessness. Instead Obama promotes her.
But that’s not all, Obama’s IRS – empowered by this president and other MarxoFascist Democrats to attack Conservative and Christian groups, have refused to meet a reasonable deadline to turn over documents related to the investigation. Obama’s IRS was given until last Friday to comply with the order by the Senate Finance Committee looking into the assault on Conservatives by the most ruthless agency in the Federal government. Like their leader, the IRS gave the Senate Investigators the finger.
My guess is that Congress will do exactly what it has done in every other Obama affront and crime that has taken place since he was originally crowned our first defacto dictator in 2009: absolutely NOTHING. They will make a few disparaging comments to the press to get it on record that they oppose what Obama’s IRS has done to attack the average American person who does not support this regime, but when push comes to shove – such as Senator Ted Cruz’ legitimate demand that the IRS be abolished, Congress will do nothing but laugh at and attack Cruz and those calling for the abolition of an agency now used as a political H-bomb for Obama against his enemies.
The Internal Revenue Service has failed to turn over documents requested by the powerful Senate tax-writing panel, which is investigating the tax agency’s practice of targeting conservative organizations.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the panel’s top Republican, gave the IRS a May 31 deadline to answer dozens of questions related to the special scrutiny the agency was giving to right-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status.
But the troubled IRS let the deadline go by.
“We want a response,” Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, a top Democrat on the panel told The Washington Examiner. “I thought the request was a reasonable request.”
The agency has been under intense congressional scrutiny because of its targeting of conservatives, but its troubles continue to grow.
An audit released Tuesday found the IRS spent $49 million on employee conferences between 2010 and 2012. One conference alone in Anaheim, Calif., in 2010 cost more than $4 million, including $17,000 paid to an artist who painted portraits of Michael Jordan and others as he shared “how seemingly random combinations of ideas can drive radical innovations” at the IRS.
Baucus, whom an aide described as “significantly disappointed” about the missed deadline, has little sympathy for the IRS.
“It’s disgraceful, frankly,” Baucus told The Examiner. “It’s not a good way to boost the American confidence in the government, that’s for sure.”
While the IRS was being skewered in the Senate for excessive conference spending, a House committee was hearing Tuesday from some of the conservative groups whose applications for tax exemption were held up by the IRS just before the 2012 presidential election in which the groups intended to participate. Scathing testimony from the groups included a page-by-page recitation of the onerous and invasive questions that the IRS demanded from Tea Party groups and others.
Another hearing slated for Thursday will examine the damning report on conference spending, which included $32,000 the IRS paid so 24 of its employees could make “planning trips” to the conference site ahead of the convention.
The conference featured 15 speakers at a cost of $135,350, including one man hired to paint the portraits of Jordan, Bono and Albert Einstein as IRS employees looked on. An additional $50,000 was spent to produce videos, including one in which IRS agents were instructed how to line dance and a training video that replicated the set of “Star Trek.”
The IRS did not keep adequate records or receipts for the conferences, and nearly $200,000 in spending is unaccounted for. Conference spending at the IRS was cut by 80 percent since 2010, the Treasury Department said. A total of $11 million was spent on IRS conferences in 2011 and 2012.
The embattled agency, meanwhile, is “paralyzed” by the recent gutting of its leadership, including the forced resignation of its acting director and the suspension of the head of the department that was targeting the groups, according to one IRS expert.
“No question that it has been damaged,” Cardin said.
Daniel Werfel, the new acting commissioner appointed by President Obama, pledged to root out the wasteful spending and end the targeting of conservative groups. He also promised the Senate committee that he would produce the documents it seeks, a committee aide said.
I had written on this subject last week, and contended that Obama is waging war on America. Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow observes that every scandal and issue that is related to Obama’s direct actions, is not incompetence and inept leadership, but rather he contends it is a concerted war effort aimed at the American mind. A psychological Psy-Ops designed to dispirit a people that their cause and country are unjust, and get a population to accept surrender to something ‘new’.
While the good Dr. is limited to focusing on the mental war being waged by Obama – I contend it is far more than just psychological. History shows us that whenever such Leftist ideologues engage in the same exact type of efforts Obama’s regime is currently engaged, it is not long before the dispiriting war becomes a violent and despotic war against the enemies of the state.
The bombardment on our national psyche is nearly constant. This softens up the entrenched opposition so that an actual assault against them is able to be conducted with little resistance.
I believe that the Obama administration is conducting psychological warfare on conservative Americans. Not only that but it is also waging this war on all Americans who previously viewed themselves, their country, their Constitution and their overwhelming belief in God as a force for good in the world.
The psychological warfare began with an apology tour in which President Obama publicly “confessed,” presuming to speak for all of us, for the shortcomings of America and our supposed contributions to tyranny and all manner of evils around the world.
This confession planted in the American mind the notion that our values and beliefs might not be in line with freedom and truth.
…deep inside the American psyche, something more malignant could have been planted—the seeds of self-hatred and self-doubt. And I no longer believe that those seeds were planted unintentionally by people as smart and capable as the president and first lady.
…The techniques are often combined with black ops strategy, in which covert initiatives seek to dispirit, disempower and confuse adversaries.
The psychological warfare has continued, I believe, with other opportunities the president has had to make American’s question their individual freedoms and autonomy.
This has included misrepresenting horrific crimes, such as the one which unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut, as evidence of the need for gun control measures, when they clearly evidenced a need for revamping our mental health care system.
Gun rights are inextricably entwined in the American psyche with freedom to defend oneself. Attacking gun rights, I believe, is an element of the psychological warfare on the American belief that force is justifiable when confronting evil.
My belief that psychological warfare is being deployed on Americans by this American president and his administration has been solidified as news has come out of the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.
…Seen through the lens of psychological warfare, the failure to defend our embassy in Benghazi need not be understood simply as a screw-up. It could reflect an actual strategy on the part of the administration to reinforce the notion that homicidal violence born of hatred toward America is understandable—even condonable—because we have generated it ourselves and are reaping the harvest of ill will we have sown. In other words, we should take our punishment.
The president said as much when he blamed the murder of our Ambassador to Libya on a film that criticized Islam.
This misstatement may disclose not just incompetence and may not just be evidence of a cover-up, but may be evidence of exactly what I am theorizing here: that the president, with the help of his administration, is attempting to conduct psychological warfare on Americans who value autonomy and free will and free markets and small government, by convincing them that they are wrong-minded, prejudiced and pathological and should deeply question their beliefs—including some ensconced in the Constitution.
The wiretapping of journalists would be, then, just another black ops technique in an ongoing war against our freedoms.
…I assert that this administration is engaged in a coordinated attempt to dispirit, disarm and disenfranchise large portions of the American population and to weaken our founding principles through what is best understood as psychological warfare.
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I love it when John Galt FL notes the subtle and hidden truths that most of us miss in the events swirling around us on a daily basis. Here he finds an overlooked innocuous-sounding requisition order that most Americans would never even hear of, and it prompts an alarm that asks the question: why does Obama need to militarize the Executive Branch and Cabinet? From the IRS, DHS and DOJ to the EPA and now the State Department (a supposedly DIPLOMATIC agency) – Obama is arming them with military hardware and forces that are immune from any oversight of the Pentagon or the American people. Here Obama made a request for a private drone fleet for the State Department, and it’s hilarious that this was made BEFORE the September 11 Jihad attack on our Mission in Benghazi as we learned Obama’s regime would never have used them against the Jihadists anyway. (recall they told the two Seal members defending the mission to stand down before they were killed).
So if armed military men are told to stand down from Islamic terrorists, why does Obama need armed drones for the State Department?
Perhaps Obama does not intend them for use overseas.
In short – I believe as John does, that Obama is creating his own private Praetorian Military force, right in front of our faces.
Thanks for catching this one John.
by John Galt
June 2, 2013 13:00 ET
This morning I noticed a Bloomberg.com story from yesterday afternoon which made its way to the front page of their website:
This contract was cancelled based on the original program placed out for bid on September 8, 2011 by FBO.gov:
Synopsis:Added: Sep 08, 2011 12:06 pm
This notice is made in accordance with FAR Part 5.203 and will account for the 15 day pre-solicitation issuance requirement. The anticipated release date for the solicitation is October 1, 2011.
The Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of Security Technology (ST), has a requirement for a qualified contractor to provide worldwide Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) support services. The mission of the UAV program is to provide real-time air surveillance of fixed installations, proposed movement routes and movement operations, and special events thereby improving security in high threat or potentially high threat environments. The UAV program shall provide the capability to:
•Achieve and maintain situational awareness.
•Automatically generate and disseminate high quality video imaging.
•Respond to a security incident at locations remote from the core of operations.
•Disseminate threat information for use in route planning.
•Receive, view, and analyze in route activity.
The contractor shall provide Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Tier I and Tier II/Tier II+ as classified by the United States Air Force appropriate for the missions and flight services specified. The contractor shall also provide a logistics service package to include but not limited to systems management, staffing, operation, maintenance, repair, tools, parts, supply and reporting activities at levels adequate to meet or exceed the requirements of the solicitation.
The big question is why does the United States diplomatic arm need a military program within its realm of operational capacity as the Department of Defense (DoD) was originally tasked with this duty by the Constitution? A quick look into the expansion of the undeclared wars started under Truman and expanded by every President since is the basic answer to that question. Yet this current administration has taken the idea one step further by practically creating a military arm for each cabinet department within the U.S. government. If that is not alarming enough, take a moment to recall this bid via the same FedBizOps website put out by the State Department on November 30, 2012:
The Department of State (DoS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Office of Aviation (INL/A) is initiating these market research activities associated with the continuing requirement for global aviation services. Chief among the myriad requirements to be contracted is the operation and maintenance of fixed wing and rotary aircraft at multiple sites in 8 or more countries in permissive and non-permissive environments and in direct support of US Government activities. Such sanctioned activities include, but are not limited to: personnel and cargo transport, aerial reconnaissance, medical and casualty evacuations, aerial herbicide application, aerial support to narcotics interdiction operations, aircraft ferrying, and emergent surge type operations. At some locations requirements include working with, and training host nation personnel in key disciplines, as defined by USG nationalization plans.
Excuse me? The State Department not only wanted drones but contractor services for their own air force? That’s right, 412 aircraft currently per the bid package above. The key portion from the bid are the following from the section titled “Requirements” for the services requested:
Provide inter and intra-theater transportation at all sites, as directed.
Provide life support services such as food, housing, laundry and MWR for personnel in permissive and non-permissive environments.
Provide defensive security for air fields and housing when required.
US STATE DEPT. INL GUNSHIP
For those of you not familiar with the term, a “non-permissive” environment is a combat zone or at a minimum area under hostile threat. The INL Air Wing was started long before Obama became President but the disturbing trend he has accelerated is the outsourcing of the military and paramilitary activities of the various cabinet departments to avoid oversight by the Pentagon and by extension the House and Senate committees with oversight over the various military branches. By shifting emphasis to the PSC’s (Private Security Contractors aka “mercenaries”) the oversight of the bureaucracy is muddled by Executive Privilege actions by the President to protect documentation and orders given along with the ability for a civilian military arm to act as the President wishes, not the nation as a whole.
This dangerous precedent set by then President George W. Bush and now expanded beyond any practical regime of oversight currently available on Capitol Hill should alarm the American public but that would require a non-compliant media and fewer discussions of frivolous scandals when much larger ones shall hopefully be exposed in the weeks and months to come. As it sits now, I remind everyone of Obama’s words and the real question:
Just as powerful.
Just as strong.
Just as well funded.
Think about it folks, the real question is do we want a civilian national security force with no legal accountability to international or American Constitutional law roaming free around the world and within our borders executing the whims of international financial cartels and a corrupt administration?
I think not.
“…Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and … accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. ” The Declaration of Independence.
Many Americans are awakening to a reality that the country they once knew is gone, replaced by a “Progressive” Marxist/Socialist Oligarchy. The past week reveal that the Obama regime has used the government’s agencies to wage war on Americans, silence Christians and Conservative groups, spy on the media and private citizens, harass citizens who attempt to involve themselves in politics, and punish political opposition to the ‘fundamental transformation’ Obama is imposing on the country.
Ambassador Alan Keyes asks a question this author has been asking since 2008 – can this country awaken itself from it’s stupor? Can this nightmare of a totalitarian Marxist state be stopped? Or are we too late and comfortable with it already??
Methinks it’s the latter. A majority clearly prefer tyranny to liberty, and yet they will call it freedom.
Whatever Obama, Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice and other Obama faction officials were seeking to achieve with their lies about the terrorist murders of U.S. officials in Benghazi; whatever the full extent of the ideologically motivated political abuses at the IRS, one thing is clear. Except for mindless apparatchiks, thoughtlessly loyal to the Obama cult, (like Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton, for example) no sane person can now consider it crazy or irrational to distrust the words and actions of those presently controlling the U.S. government. These scandals show the self-serving ‘chutzpah’ of Obama’s snide dismissal of people who “warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems….They’ll warn that tyranny [is] always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”
In one respect, Obama’s words ring true. Tyranny isn’t just around the corner. It is already upon us. Its forces are not yet confident enough to employ the ‘Gestapo’ tactics routinely associated with socialist dictatorship. But they have obviously been using their control of the Federal bureaucracy to repress and intimidate individuals and grassroots organizations, preoccupying their time and depleting their resources. Should we be encouraged by the fact that these abuses are now being openly discussed and decried? Only if the stir actually leads to actions that effectively curtail them, while establishing am oversight mechanism that assures continually formal and public scrutiny, to make sure that they cannot be repeated without an immediate outcry.
But what if no such action is taken? Inaction is likely, given the collaborative mindset of the GOP leaders in the U.S. House, and the Obama faction’s solid majority in the U.S. Senate. If it happens these abuses will recur in a more virulent form. And they will spread, like an infection treated with an inadequate course of antibiotics. People will realize that the abuses are still in train, and that their elected officials have done nothing to reduce each individual’s vulnerability. Increasingly tinged with fear, the angry public reaction against the abuses will wane. Spreading from one individual to another, as episodes of abuse proliferate, this individual fear will gradually intensify until it dominates the public mind. This is the way tyranny subverts peace of mind.
Is this part of the reason the Obama faction volunteered these revelations? Is it part of the reason elements of the elitist faction are so willing to air this dirty laundry? If no effective controls are put in place, the result could generate a corrosive atmosphere of fearful expectation, that predisposes people to forestall abuse by submitting to those responsible for it. Was it from wise precaution against this corrosion of the spirit of liberty that, unlike Barack Obama, America’s founders saw it as ”…proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties”; and went on to praise the “free men of America” who “did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise…They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.” (James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments)
Barack Obama is a man whose ruthless ideological consistency leads him to disdain the natural rightness of human life, in its most affecting and helpless form. For example, his advocacy of unconstrained access to abortion is so extreme that he countenanced infanticide in order to assure it. He understood and frankly accepted that this ruthless position was a necessary consequence of the logic that justifies so-called “abortion rights”. The heartily soul destroying effect of his logical extremism was recently revealed at trial, in the jocular morbidity of Kermit Gosnell, who now stands convicted of such murders.
Given his calculated fanaticism, Obama is just the type to deploy the heartless bureaucratic, police and military forces of government against citizens whose only crime is to exercise the rights that are their birthright, under God and the Constitution. Today public attention focuses on the IRS, abused to attack the resources and curtail the political activity of those who oppose the design for despotism. Soon and very soon it will be the IRS and the police, abused to attack free speech and the free exercise of religion. Then it will be Homeland security and local police forces, under the guise of anti-terrorist martial law, abused to arrest and detain evangelical Christians, Catholics, homeschoolers, and those who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Then it will be OBama’s fondly imagined domestic army, as large and well-funded as the military, moving against States whose officials who refuse to acquiesce in the unconstitutional abridgment of the residual sovereign rights guaranteed to the States, respectively, and to the people, by the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment.
Please don’t make the mistake of believing that this design for despotism is exclusively the sinister ambition of Democrats like Obama. For years I tried to warn people in the GOP about Obama’s commitment to totalitarian communist approaches to politics and economics. For years I tried to help them recognize his rejection of the principles whereby the requirements of God-endowed right limit the just powers of government. For years I inveighed against his pro-abortion extremism; his disdain for the God-endowed rights of the natural family; his hostility to America’s international and national security requirements.
I gradually came to realize that the leadership of the Republican Party is incapable of responding effectively to Obama’s treacherous betrayal of constitutional self-government, or even admitting it. Why? Because that leadership is itself in the grip of forces that differ from Obama only in the more openly self-serving style of their betrayal. They purport to represent and speak for the large plurality of Americans loyal to the Constitution. They pretend to respect the ideas of God-endowed unalienable rights and limited government from which the Constitution derives. But they have in fact abandoned every goal of political life except the successful pursuit of governmental power, and the self-aggrandizing abuses it makes possible.
In the WND article published on Friday I argued that, because the IRS “overturns the priority of natural right over humanly instituted authority”, it is a design woven into the fabric of tyranny. In similar fashion, because it has substituted power for justice as the end of civil society, the elitist faction’s sham two-party system is also a design woven into the fabric of tyranny. When America’s founders framed our form of government, they did so with justice in view (see Federalist #51). Institutions like the IRS and the elitist faction’s sham two-party system are like viruses. Though written in the language the founders used, they have been introduced into the program of American government in order to rewrite its code for a different purpose. They exist, as it were, to reweave the whole cloth of American life. They are part of a phalanx of similarly viral mechanisms, including now the public schools, and much of the news and entertainment media, that have been transformed from factors of liberty into engines of elitist totalitarian indoctrination and control.
This is, in the tactical sense, the realization of the Antonio Gramsci’s comprehensive vision of totalitarian, socialist, political subversion. We can awaken from it, as from a stifling nightmare, but only if we are willing to exert our minds to see all its fabrications for what they are. Only then will we cease to be manipulated and subdued by the delusory hopes and fears they represent.