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Watergate Squared to the Tenth Power

Potential Treason and Murder is followed by a Cover-up that looks to go all the way to the top.

 

The Gunwalker Scandal with Operation Fast & Furious have a far more insidious and sinister motive behind it than a stupid break in for campaign dirt.  Not only was this whole operation of running guns via all the Alphabets of the Federal Government to Mexican drug cartels, an attempt by the Obama regime to blame the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment as the culprit for violence in Mexico and our borders – but it was funded and paid for by Obama’s Stimulus program  – meaning we taxpayers funded this crime, and Obama signed that into law so it could be used to abolish our right to keep and bear arms.

But wait there’s more.  The hoped-for intent was that both the Mexican government and the Alphabets in the Fed would reveal that gun shows and gun sales in the U.S. were putting guns in the hands of drug cartels that then were being used to kill U.S. law enforcement officers.  Obama prepped this narrative of blaming America for the gun and drug violence in Mexico way back in April of 2009, a few short months after taking office.  Obama wanted to create a demand for renewed gun bans on all semi-automatic weapons in the hands of Americans, and push for a treaty to be ratified in the Senate to track and curtail arms in the U.S.  It was after this that Porkulus money was apportioned to the alphabets to conduct gunwalking operations to get guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.  The promise of increased annual funding and power over average Americans was a drug they could not pass up.

Not until those same weapons handed to the Mexican cartels were used to murder border patrol officer Brian Terry, did the moral weight of what was being done cause some whistleblowers in the ATF to go to public and ask Congress for help.

But as Senator Chuck Grassley is discovering – he is being stonewalled and stymied by Eric Holder at Obama’s IN-Justice Department at every step and turn.

Like the idiots they are, the GOP made a fatal blunder in thinking they could negotiate in good faith with Marxists hell-bent on turning the country upside down.  Like morons with no clue of the nature of a wolf, they thought if they spoon fed the beast – the beast would cooperate in the name of justice.  Eric Holder’s Justice Department that is.  See, Grassley and his clueless cadre of Republicans on the Judiciary Committee actually believed that if they confirmed James Cole as Deputy Atty General, Eric Holder promised to stop the stonewall and provide the information they requested.  Idiots, played for fools as they are finding out:

But Holder’s Department of Justice has stonewalled since Cole was approved in June, the senior senator from Iowa said.

“We’re getting inadequate answers,” he said. “The inadequacy of the answers is a violation of the agreement that we have with the attorney general that we will get all of our questions and sub-questions answered fully, based upon the deal that we made that I would let the nomination for the deputy attorney general move through the Senate.

“Until they did that, I wasn’t going to let it move and that leveraged them to make this agreement with us and they aren’t even following their own agreement with us.”

This is what happens when you negotiate in good faith with a wolf.  It deceives you, then eats you.

Grassley better recognize this fact quick: the Obama regime WILL NOT provide anything that will be used against it.  They will stonewall, obfuscate, destroy and delete anything that points to Obama and Holder being involved in this insidious plot.  Minions will be forced to fall on their swords before any attempt at justice reaches the arms of those two.  Bank on that.

You will need to follow the existing evidence Senator, even in terms of circumstance and timeline.

Obama began this odyssey  when he blamed America for all the gun violence in Mexico back before he was even sworn in, and publicly when he met with Mexican Presidente Calderone in 2009:

The “90% of US guns were used in Mexican crimes” was a proven bogus number Obama pulled out of thin air, one that this Operation Gunwalker sought to pad in favor of Obama’s insistence for the apparent purpose of shoving gun control measures down the throats of the American people.   Obama and his regime probably figured that by showcasing cartel murders from U.S. guns used in Mexico and against border patrol agents, the American public would go along with new restrictions on firearms ownership inside the USA.  They of course never being told that all those guns were sold by the ATF to drug cartels for the purpose of changing the political climate towards guns in this country.

Then, Obama and the Democrats actually earmarked money and use of  taxpayer stimulus funds to purchase guns specifically for Gunwalker for the purpose of putting them into the hands of the cartels:

 ‘For an additional amount for ‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.’

Then Obama signed that into law – and the funds were used as appropriated – and guns flowed like water into the hands of the drug cartels in Mexico – all-the-while the ATF, FBI and other alphabets were ordered to let them go and pretend not to notice.

The motive, the conspiracy and the massive cover-up now ongoing, overshadows by exponential degrees, a little break-in that brought down the Richard Nixon Presidency.

Can we dare hope that a scandal even more insidious and treasonous would have similar consequences?

 

 

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Obama Thinks We Won’t Notice Or That We Don’t Care

Using taxpayer money to buy and sell guns to arm Mexican Drug Cartels; using Solyndra as a money laundering operation with TARP funds; picking an ex-Google Exec from a town hall audience who pleads for his taxes to be raised – Obama thinks he can continue to fool us all with impunity.

By INVAR

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  Fool us a third time?  Get re-elected?  There are more tricks and scandalous treats from this regime on a daily basis than you find on Halloween at your average college frat house.  Obama apparently thinks that continuous attempts to bamboozle, lie, obfuscate and otherwise whitewash his misdeeds in front of the American people, is a sign that he is a fit enough politician to be elected as emperor for life.

Either that, or Obama is beginning to crack up under the pressure of trying to keep the lid on the pressure cooker of scandal, lies and guffaws his regime has ignited to the boiling point.  Such a case with a hubris narcissist running the country can be more than dangerous.

In a case of covering -up treason, the propaganda media and the Obama regime are not commenting about the facts in the Gunwalker scandal that funneled guns to Mexican drug lords for the purpose of getting them used on Americans so as to circumvent, infringe and perhaps abolish the Second Amendment. New evidence shows that the Obama regime used taxpayer funds to buy and sell weapons that were sent to Mexican drug cartels. As Fox reported:

Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel — the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared.

This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched” operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another.

…In June 2010, however, the ATF dramatically upped the ante, making the U.S. government the actual “seller” of guns.

Of course the fact that most Americans don’t know about, or don’t care that these weapons were then used to kill American cops and border agents like Brian Terry, is the one big kahuna Eric Holder’s INJustice Department is counting on for the regime to continue playing it’s plausible deniability game with no real fear of an accounting of what they tried to do.

Then there’s the question about what happened to all the billions of TARP II bailouts since we’re learning that part of it was ordered to be given to faux-front ‘green energy’ business Solyndra that simply laundered the money and resent it back into Democrat’s campaign war chests.

Not only did Solyndra’s execs take the 5th Amendment before a Congressional panel looking into the scandal, documents reveal that the California Democrat Party was listed as a CREDITOR to the now bankrupt company, that refuses to say what it did with all the millions of taxpayer dollars Obama’s regime ordered our government to give them.

Why California Democrats would be creditor to a company that received more than a half-billion dollars in federal loans to build a solar-panel plant isn’t clear. Even party officials say they’re not sure.

Just two years ago, the company received federal loan guarantees of more than $500 million, money it burned through but hasn’t repaid. Because of a subsequent loan restructuring, taxpayers won’t be repaid before the private investors who poured $75 million into the company earlier this year as it tried to stay afloat.

Those of us paying attention and reading through all the Barbara Streisand understand that this was just a good old fashioned mob-ish Chicago-style money laundering operation.  But of course for a huge chunk of Americans who get their news from a cable comedy network , would have no clue what is really going on.  And Obama is counting on that level of woeful ignorance to keep him in the White House and out of prison for fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

And if you thought those feats of magic and obfuscation for money laundering and treason were impressive, then something as benign as staging a campaign question for consumption by the useless eaters who vote is almost amateur.  But it does showcase the unwaning arrogance and incredible in-our-face manipulation Obama thinks he can get away with.

Right before NerObama let some truth slip from his lips about Jews being janitors, or that janitors should pay less taxes than Jews – or whatever slogans Obama learned from Reverend Jeremiah Wright from 20 years as a member, His Heinous supposedly picks a ‘random’ member of the audience to ask a question, and BEHOLD! Miracle of miracles! – Obama miraculously gets a “Please raise my taxes” multi-millionaire puppet, who adds himself as a theater prop to Obama’s ridiculous war on the “rich” since he began his outrageous Joint Session of Congressional Campaign Rally:

Politico (the White House Propaganda Office) asserts that Obama made a “lucky pick”.

Oh really?

What are the odds that Obama can pick at ‘random’ from the crowd when supposedly ‘put on the spot’, a rich multi-millionaire former Google Exec who gave more than 230,000 in campaign contributions to the Democrats, to have him spew the current Obama campaign “Buffet Rule Mantra”??  Obama seems to have more ‘luck’ picking at ‘random’ those who lend their credence to Obama’s preaching than actors lined up on the altar at a Benny Hinn Crusade.

This would be almost funny if it was not so dangerous to our liberty and perhaps even our lives.  A ruler who thinks he can get away with committing crimes, fraud, lies, treason and deliberately staged theater for public acceptance of his dictates, simply because he thinks we won’t notice or don’t care, is every measure of a tyrant.

Does Obama really think we’re this stupid – or is he correct to assume the majority of Americans don’t care?

If it’s the latter, prepare for tyrannical doom.

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The Fed Plans to Identify “Bloggers” & Monitor All Social Network Conversations

The Federal Reserve is upset so many Americans are dissing them in private discussions, so they want to find a ‘solution’ to that problem.

On the heels of Obama’s embarrassing ‘Attack Watch’ website that asks Americans to snitch on and report other Americans that disagree with Obama to the White House, Ben Bernanke decides that he can play that game also and submits a proposal to develop a “Social Listening Platform”; a ‘system’ to monitor and collect data of anyone sharing negative sentiments about the Federal Reserve from all internet discussions.

Tyler Durden from Zero Hedge broke the story and it’s being analyzed all over the net this weekend.  One of the key aspects in the proposal listed from the Fed’s RFP are:

II. Social Listening Platforms

Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources.  They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria.  They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document.
The information gathered can guide the organizations public relations group in assessing the effectiveness of communication strategies.

Here are some of the services it can offer:

o Track reach and spread of your messages and press releases     
o Handle crisis situations     
o Continuously monitor conversations     
o Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers     
o Spot emerging trends, discussions themes and topics    

B. Content and Data Types

The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms –Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc.

Of course they do not spell out what they intend to DO to all that data they collect from those platforms, or what they intend to do after identifying “Key bloggers” and “influencers” who negatively report on the doings of the Fed – but given the history of tyrannical regimes with similar proposals, what they do to individuals and groups that they discover are less than praiseworthy of them – usually fills mass graves and political prisons.

 

 

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High Food Prices? You ‘Aint Seen Nothing Yet!

Growing fuel instead of food is stupid – unless starving the people into government submission is a goal.

By INVAR

I normally don’t blog on economics, leaving that expertise to my friend John Galt FL over at Shenendoah, who has plenty to say about our collapsing economy.

However, if you’ve gone grocery shopping recently, the shock of your bill might leave you in need of medical attention as food prices are skyrocketing.  The high cost of food has it’s roots in political mandate and bureaucracy and I want to address that in light of a potential famine our own government will be responsible for.

The price of vegetables is near ridiculous.  The price of corn and cereals made from corn is absolutely absurd.  Peanuts and peanut butter prices are insane.  Massive crop failures from an overwet and stormy Spring were outdone by a record-breaking massive drought in Texas and Oklahoma.  But crop failures from bad weather are not the sole cause of food hyperinflation.

Government is.

You heard me right. The Federal government of the United States is engaged in crop policy that will be remembered as either short-sighted idiocy, or horrifying insidiousness.  I’m going with the latter.  Our own Federal behemoth of a government, is responsible for the skyrocketing balloon of food prices, either by sheer stupidity or by design.

How can I say that?

Simple, this government is mandating nearly half of our corn crop must be used to produce Ethanol to meet federal government fuel standards.  No thinking person assumes growing fuel in a depression is a wise decision unless the consequences of doing so are a desired effect.

We’re growing fuel instead of food by government mandate and incentive.  As a result of the exploding corn prices, livestock producers and dairy farmers are going out of business and those that remain, are saying that already-inflated prices must rise another 20% just for farmers just to break even.

Since it’s now policy for government to swing in to ‘bail out’ whomever is screaming about hurting – is it too much of a stretch to say that a giant public outcry over food prices would open the door for the Obama regime to collectivize farms?  I mean, Stalin did that in the Ukraine in the 1920’s to supposedly ease the burden of food prices in the Soviet Union.  He ended up starving over 20 million people to death.

The Obama/Democrat playbook is no secret: create as much misery and pain so as the people cry out for something to be done – and then the government takes over the target of blame.

Even the NY Post is reporting on the pain at the food store.

Getting slammed at the supermarket

Snip:

…Corn is nearly twice as expensive now as it was last summer — even though US farmers planted the second-largest crop since World War II.

Why? Well, 40 percent of the crop goes to produce 12.6 billion gallons of ethanol to meet the government’s renewable fuel standards. In other words, much crop land is being used to produce ethanol, not to produce food.

Isn’t that special?  Our own government is engineering a famine in our own land.  Stupidity, or something else?

Historically – tyrannical regimes use food as a weapon to starve their people into submission.  From a political point-of-view, the Democrat/Socialist model in America is to increase the dependents on government welfare in order to grow the power of the State.

More people on welfare and dependency, means more votes for Obama and the Marxists.  Human nature and scripture tell us that a man will sell his own birthright for a bowl of soup when he is hungry.  A fact of life not lost on those working to fundamentally transform the nation.  In fact, they are counting on it when their push comes to shove.

Between now and that point however, we get to be put on a forced fast, because as our dollar shrinks in value and prices skyrocket – the price of everything will climb into the stratosphere.

Something this blog has noted has been a goal of the current regime sitting on the throne of power.

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Marxist Says Class Warfare Does Not Exist Because Nobody Gets Rich On Their Own

 

Economic Policy Advisor Provides Proof That Socialist Dogma Rules The Minds of Obama’s Administration

Nothing you own, especially the wealth in your bank account, belongs to you.

According to Obama’s former economic policy advisor Elizabeth Warren, Class Warfare does not exist because all your wealth and property was obtained because of everyone else – so everyone else deserves a share of your wealth and property, and it is YOUR responsibility to “pay it forward” to those who may not have had any direct involvement in what you have and own.

I’m going to tear her tripe down line by line, because while it may sound good to those who are ignorant of how America is supposed to work, this is pure Maoist groupthink:

 

Okay – it’s my turn to cut this broad’s assertions down to size:

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

In the mind of a Marxist like Warren here, what you own and have belongs to the State – because they assert it is the State, the Collective, that enables you to have anything.  Therefore you OWE the State whatever the State deems you must surrender.  Be it your wealth, your property, your children, your life.  From Each according to their ability – TO each according to his need as determined by the State.

“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.

Listen lady – how many government permits, fees and government studies did he have to pay for to get “permission” to even build his factory in the first place?  How much government regulation make up his operating costs before there is one cent of profit?  As to moving goods on the roads – I’m sure the factory owner paid, like the rest of us – the taxes collected to pay for those roads.  Does he not get to share in the benefits of that ‘investment’ (as Marxists call taxes) like the rest of us?  In fact lady, I bet the factory owner PAYS MORE in taxes for the roads than the rest of us pay for.  What kind of extra fees and taxes does his truck fleet have to pay that us regular SUV drivers do not?  Like all Marxists, you create the lie in people’s minds that the rich ‘business owners’ make their money off the backs of the proletariat while paying nothing.  That IS Class Warfare lady.

You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.

You mean the Teachers Unions?  Your Communist Comrades?  Again – I’m sure the business owner pays the property taxes that fund the schools – MORESO than your average apartment dweller Democrat supporter does.  And what about the college educated?  Did the State educate them also or did they pay for their own tuition?  Again – you are trying to create the lie that the proletariat paid for the education of these workers and the business owner is just reaping benefits off Joe and Jane Sixpack’s backs.

You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for.

Property Taxes again lady.  The factory owner pays more than most of us combined for the police and fire protection they benefit from.  Most home owners in municipalities with a large industrial base have a smaller property tax bill that pays for police and fire, because the businesses pay the larger share.

You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory

No.  The factory owner has to worry about marauding government bureaucrats that will tax him out of business or  IRS thugs that will come and seize everything at his factory upon an audit.  He also has to worry about appeasing the race and poverty pimps so he isn’t sued into bankruptcy, and pay off the Union Mob bosses who can and will shut his factory down – via violence if necessary, and/or run it out of business to mandate the owner pay for benefits that price the factory’s product out of range of the free market.  That is to say nothing of ‘flash mobs’ that are being stoked by Marxist politicians like yourself to believe that they have the right to raid and steal from any business if they feel like it.

— and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

The “work” the rest of us did?  Listen toots, I didn’t do a damn thing to enable a business owner to hire security or pay more in taxes for the local police department.  But because your religion is of the “Collective” like the Borg from Star Trek – you assert no one has a right to anything they have, were it not for the “work” of everyone else.  Therefore – in Marxist Groupthink – they are owed a share that the state determines needs to be redistributed.

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it.

Or not – if the factory is not Union and does not contribute to Obama and the Democrats – then they do not get to keep any of it.  The government will raid it, and run it out of business like all good Fascists do.  Just ask Gibson Guitar about how big a hunk they are allowed to keep for themselves.

But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

I do not find any “underlying” Marxist contract or structure in the Constitution of the United States or the Declaration of Independence.  Just because you Marxists assert legal sounding terms such as ‘social contract’ and social justice’ means diddly squat, because you are perpetrating a fraud, a scam, and ultimately Class Warfare for political takeover of private property – which is treason in my estimation.

Morons like this Warren broad are epidemic in the Obama regime which seeks to empower the state over all wealth and property in the United States.  And they will assert your property and wealth does not belong to you alone – but to the Collective that allows you to have what you have.

And – when it is decided, the Collective will empower the state to take what you have for the good of the collective.

After all, what you now own is not yours in the first place – but theirs. Their benevolence has allowed you to benefit from everyone else’s work and they can demand your “Shared sacrifice” anytime they deem it necessary.

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Solyndra – Crony Capitalism? WORSE – It’s More Like Soviet Fascism

Obama has melded aspects of both systems together to give us corruption on a national scale only banana republics used to be able to hold a candle to.

By INVAR

I just love the way SadHill News tells it like it needs to be told: without any punches and with full sarcasm and disdain for the kind of institutionalized corruption usually limited to the province of despotic island regimes.  You just HAVE to check out their blog on this sickening and in-our-face fascism to get the full feel of the giant Obama middle finger shoved up our collective taxpayer butts.

But before I snip a few relevant and brilliant points made there – I want to make a notation about a term the talk radioheads and pundits are using in regards to this scandal, and correct a gross misapplication of that term.

Most of the talk radio hosts I’ve heard have referred to the Obama/Solyndra scandal as a pure example of ‘crony capitalism’.  I’m offended by that usage, because what Obama has done there is not a bastardization of Capitalism, but the implementation of something far more sinister.

One thing the Left has done, is to hijack our language and set their own terms of definement; “Investments’ now refer to tax increases.  “Terrorists and racists” refers to Conservative Americans and so on.

So the talk radio hosts, from Rush Limbaugh, to my hero Mark Levin – have made reference to this Solyndra scandal as ‘crony capitalism’.  Even Sarah Palin made the remark that the Obama regime is “Crony Capitalism on Steroids”.

I beg to disagree, what Obama is doing- is not ‘crony capitalism’.  Doing so suggests that Capitalism in itself is an easily bastardized and manipulated system, and it’s what gives fuel to those who suggest America’s very foundation was founded on a flawed system.  The Solyndra scandal, and everything from the nationalization of GM to ObamaCare  is Fascist Sovietism or Crony Socialism if you like.  It has NOTHING to do with Capitalism, or free markets.  It’s a version of Chicagoland graft and kickbacks but with an insidious twist: the institutionalized implementation of Fascism melded with attributes of raw Socialist Sovietism.

And it’s in the open.  Hiding in plain sight, in-our-faces.  Not even the Chicago Union mobs are as brazen about their corruption as Obama’s regime is demonstrating.

Because they don’t care.  It’s not about corruption anymore.

This is about the transformation of our entire society.

Because this is about a revolution to bury our society.  To take over and dictate that this is how business is done and handled by government dictat.

Want to keep your company?  Better play Obama’s game and contribute to his regime – or you will end up like Gibson Guitars.

And Obama has waged it in plain view, and brazenly.

He has implemented, with our consent and some mild opposition – Fascism under the usual Marxist guises of fairness, security, global warming, and Social Justice.

Now – the main fact of the Solyndra scandal that the media will not report is this:

Solyndra ‘Green’ Executives: $100,000+ In Obama Donations And 20+ White House Trips

That’s how Soviet-styled Fascism works.  Obama TAKES taxpayer funds, to give it to those who support HIS campaign and WALA!  Free White House lodging, and a Politburo using Alphabet agencies furiously to destroy all the industries Obama has targeted to be replaced.  Made in USA companies that do not donate to Democrats – wiped out, while those who contribute to the Party are protected. Cheap, efficient energy sources in the country forced into bankruptcy so as to force us all into solar and wind power by dictate of the state.  I don’t know how you get crony Capitalism out of that.  That’s raw Soviet Fascism on parade.

As SadHill News points out:

Receive sensationalism laced with carefully selected talking points that mask giant government takeover.

Government? This is not government. This is an auction where policy goes to the highest bidder:

…As TheDC previously reported, Solyndra officials, including Kaiser himself, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Barack Obama.

This is all just the tip of the iceberg of what many Conservatives are erringly calling ‘crony Capitalism’ when it is nothing of the sort. This is life behind the Iron Curtain, under the oppressive thumb of Soviet-styled Marxists using the Mussolini Fascism model to achieve the fundamental transformation of America that Obama was talking about from the beginning.

We just did not believe it could happen here.

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The Idiocy, Ignorance and Willful Stupidity of Ron Paul

Ron Paul Again Justifies Al Qaeda’s Attack, Cites Bin Laden’s Statements & Blames America for 9-11.

One of the things I can say about Ron Paul, is that he is consistent.

When he is right about domestic tax and monetary policy, he is unwavering and consistent.

And, when he is hopelessly ignorant, clueless, wrong and idiotic about foreign policy – he is consistent.

He consistently proves he is dangerously naive about the nature of Jihadist Islam, and consistently blames America for provoking 9-11.

He is consistently clueless about world affairs, and consistently demonstrates that he believes the world is motivated and thinks like your average Christian American.  He couldn’t be more wrong.

Raymond Ibrahim at Pajamas Media illustrates Ron Paul’s idiocy and ignorance in regards to Jihadist Islam and 9-11.

Exposed: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Ignorance and Naivety

SNIP:

….Rick Santorum exposed the latter’s naivety when it comes to the goals and motives of al-Qaeda:

 On your [Paul’s] Web site on 9/11, you had a blog post that basically blamed the United States for 9/11. On your Web site, yesterday, you said that it was our actions that brought about the actions of 9/11. Now, Congressman Paul, that is irresponsible. The president of the United States — someone who is running for the president of the United States in the Republican Party should not be parroting what Osama bin Laden said on 9/11. ….[full transcript here].

After rejecting Santorum’s thesis, Paul made his fatal blunder:

Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda have been explicit — they have been explicit, and they wrote and said that we attacked America because you had bases on our holy land in Saudi Arabia, you do not give Palestinians fair treatment, and you have been bombing — [audience booing] I didn’t say that. I’m trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombing.

This exchange clearly revealed Paul’s lack of knowledge concerning the nature of the enemy. After all, it’s one thing for some Americans to believe that the source of all conflict is the United State’s presence in some countries, it’s quite another — it’s dangerous — for a potential president to think, and speak, this way.

I submit that it is not only dangerous, but beyond foolish and borderline treasonous to be parroting the taking points of the Islamic enemy as the cassus belli as their justification to slaughter over 3,000 innocent American civilians using civilian airliners as missiles.  That a presidential candidate uses the Al Qaeda statement of justification for 9-11 as a reason to blame ourselves for the attack and therefore change our foreign policy as a result is beyond forgiveness.  Such thinking would demand we apologize to the Imperial Japanese for provoking their bombing of Pearl Harbor because our naval base there threatened their Pacific expansion.  Ron Paul would have us apologize to Al Qaeda for provoking them into attacking us because we had troops in a nation he was exiled from at the invitation of the Saudi government.

The article continues:

Ironically, Paul even contradicted himself: minutes earlier, when discussing the need to cut back on the military, he complained that we had a military presence in 130 countries — bringing to mind the question: why haven’t these countries lashed out [against us the way Al Qaeda has then]?

And that’s a crucial point Ron Paul never addresses – that our bases exist at the invitation or welcome of the local governments that host us or by agreements signed as a consequence of conflict to prevent further conflict or threat upon American interests.    Mr. Ibrahim goes on:

But what’s worse is Paul’s naivety — that he would actually swallow and regurgitate verbatim the propaganda al-Qaeda has been dishing for years: thus “Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda have been explicit — they have been explicit, and they wrote and said”; and “I’m trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombing.”

Did it never occur to the congressman that al-Qaeda could be, um, lying? Had he bothered to juxtapose al-Qaeda’s propaganda to the West — which indeed does amount to blaming U.S. foreign policy for their terrorism — with the otherthings “they wrote and said,” he would have learned their ultimate motives.

For example, for all his talk that U.S. “occupation” is the heart of the problem, shortly after the 9/11 strikes, Osama bin Laden wrote to fellow Muslims:

Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue — one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice — and it is: Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually? Yes. There are only three choices in Islam: [1] either willing submission [conversion]; [2] or payment of the jizya, through physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; [3] or the sword — for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die. (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 42)

This medieval threefold choice, then — conversion, subjugation, or the sword — is the ultimate source of conflict, not U.S foreign policy (see also “Reciprocal Treatment or Religious Obligation,” which compares al-Qaeda’s messages to the West with its internal messages to Muslims, documenting all the contradictions).

Ron Paul rejects these facts often cited to him and his supporters in favor of his own talking point insistence that the ONLY reason Jihadists wage war is because we “are over there”, or if they are provoked somehow.

Apparently Ron Paul does not believe in the freedom of speech or the press if appeasing Jihadists is a primary factor in determining America’s foreign policy.  After all, if a Danish cartoon can incite a Jihadist attack, then Ron Paul’s “Do not provoke them” approach to foreign policy means our own Constitutionally-protected rights are subservient to those of Islam.   It’s a sickeningly silly and appeasement position repeated like a parrot, over and over again, as if he keeps repeating it – it will be accepted as the truth.  A cursory study of Jihadist Islam and what motivates the global movement for a Caliphate negates Ron Paul’s willful ignorance of this enemy and it’s another indictment about why Ron Paul should never be president.  He should go back to the Libertarian Party where pacifist theory belongs.

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