Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NOW HERE'S A - COMMENT - THAT IS A - "POST", Thanks Woody

Posted by BH 6:57 pm 2-22


 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


MY GOD, THEY WERE SMART... WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US ?

Posted by BH 1:20pm 2-22

 " I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " ~ Thomas Jefferson

1 comments:

  1. TIS SO VERY INTERESTING THAT THE GROUP OF FREEMASONS THAT HELPED WRITE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ALSO WERE ABLE TO WARN US IN VERY EXPLICIT TERMS WHO AND WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR CONCERNING THE FUTURE EVENTS IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY WARNED US THAT ALLOWING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GROW WITHOUT LIMITS WAS DANGEROUS. THEY WARNED US AGAINST ALLOWING PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS TO TAKE OVER THE MAJORITY OF CONGRESSIONAL SEATS. THEY WARNED US AGAINST ALLOWING ONE PARTY FROM GETTING A CONTROLLING MAJORITY OVER ALL THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. THEY WARNED US TO WATCH AND BE AWARE OF WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS UP TO AT ALL TIMES. WHAT HAPPENED??? WE DID NOT LISTEN OR TAKE HEED OF THEIR WORDS. WE WERE STUPID. AND LOOK WHERE WE ARE AT NOW. THIS PROBABLY IS NOT " POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT IT IS THE TRUTH AND IT IS ABOUT TIME WE START DEALING IN THE TRUTH AND PUT "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS " WHERE IT BELONGS. IN THE TRASH. WE NOW HAVE TO FACE REALITY AND DO WHAT THE FOUNDERS TOLD US WOULD BE NECCESARY TO GET BACK CONTROL OF OUR NATION FROM THE LIBERAL SOCIALISTS THAT ARE NOW DESTROYING AMERICA. THE FOUNDERS SAID THAT THE TREE OF LIBERTY NEEDS REGULAR REFRESHING WITH THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS AND TYRANTS. THINK ABOUT IT.
    ReplyDelete

AFGHANISTAN - LET'S GET OUR BIBLES, BOY'S, EQUIPMENT AND EVERY DOLLAR OUT OF THERE AND BRING THEM HOME - LET MUSLIM'S KILL EACH OTHER. THEY BEEN DOING IT FOR 1000'S OF YEARS ?

sted by BH 5:31 pm 2-22
One American Citizen Showing love not Hate
 And, we burned Bibles sent by a U.S. church for our soldiers who are fighting for what? in Afghanistan.  Excuse me, my mistake - they're out on foot patrols through minefields making friends.  (I love the way the general(!) added some Arabic phrases and what he thought was the appropriate accent when pronouncing "Koran" and "Afghanistan!")  I don't think we need any more proof that our government is run by the Muslim Brotherhood.


Janet Levy,
Los Angeles

NO GENERAL PATTON, IKE OR MACARTHUR HERE 

MEDIA GOT ALL WEE - WEE'ED (pissed) UP OVER RICK AND PALIN REMARKS ?

EPosted by BH 4:47 pm 2-22

THE THREE GGGGEEEEEESSSSS'''

Posted by BH 4:24 pm 2-22

An Open Letter to President Obama - From Lou Pritchett (A PROCTER GAMBLE EXECUTIVE)

Posted by BH 2:01 pm 2-22
Chilling Letter... 
 Verified by:
snopes.com: An Open Letter to President Obama - Lou Pritchett


 Chilling  Letter from Proctor & Gamble to  Obama 
 
Who would  have thought, and yet many are thinking it. 


By Lou  Pritchett, Procter & Gamble

A LETTER  FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE  PRESIDENT* THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE MOST  CHILLING
Lou Pritchett is one of corporate  America 's true living legends- an Acclaimed  author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's  highest Rated speakers. Successful corporate  executives everywhere recognize
Him  as the foremost leader in change management..  Lou changed the way America  does business by creating an audacious concept  that came to Be known as "partnering." 
Pritchett  rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales  and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble  and over the course of 36 years; made corporate  history. 
AN  OPEN LETTER  TO  PRESIDENT  OBAMA
  
Dear  President Obama:

You are the thirteenth  President under whom I have lived and unlike  Any of the others, you truly scare me.

 You scare me because after months of  exposure, I know nothing about you. 
You  scare me because I do not know how you paid for  your expensive Ivy League education and your  upscale lifestyle and housing with no Visible signs of support.
You scare  me because you did not spend the formative years  of youth Growing up in America and  culturally you are not an American.  

You  scare me because you have never run a company or  met a payroll. 
You scare me because you  have never had military experience, thus  Don't understand it at its core.
You  scare me because you lack humility and 'class',  always blaming others.  

You scare me  because for over half your life you have aligned  Yourself with radical extremists who hate  America and you refuse to Publicly denounce  these radicals who wish to see America fail..  
You scare me because you are a  cheerleader for the 'blame America ' Crowd  and deliver this message abroad.
You  scare me because you want to change America to a  European style Country where the government  sector dominates instead of the private sector.   

You scare me because you want to replace  our health care system With a government  controlled one.  
You scare me because you  prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly  Capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and  shale reserves.  
You scare me because you  want to kill the American capitalist goose That lays the golden egg which provides the  highest standard of Living in the world. 
You scare me because you have begun to  use 'extortion' tactics Against certain  banks and corporations.
You scare me  because your own political party shrinks from Challenging you on your wild and  irresponsible spending proposals.  

You  scare me because you will not openly listen to  or even consider Opposing points of view  from intelligent people.  
You scare me  because you falsely believe that you are both Omnipotent and omniscient. 
You scare  me because the media gives you a free pass on  everything You do.  
You scare me  because you demonize and want to silence the  Limbaugh's, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks  who offer opposing, Conservative points of  view.  
You scare me because you prefer  controlling over governing. Finally, 

you  scare me because if you serve a second term I  will Probably not feel safe in writing a  similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett 

This  letter was sent to the NY Times but they never  acknowledged it.Big surprise. Since it hit  the Internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is  necessary for evil to succeed is for good men  do nothing.. It's happening right  now.

MY GOD, THEY WERE SMART... WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US ?

Posted by BH 1:20pm 2-22

 " I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " ~ Thomas Jefferson

CBS's Rose to Gingrich: Are You 'Questioning the Patriotism' of Obama?

Posted by BH 1:10 pm 2-22

 By Matthew Balan 
News analyst at the Media Research Center.

Charlie Rose sparred again with Newt Gingrich on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, hounding the former House Speaker for apparently casting aspersions on President Obama's patriotism: "By saying...that the President of the United States is running over the Constitution...you seem to be saying that the President is not patriotic. You seem to be questioning [his] patriotism" [audio available here ].

During his two previous interviews of Gingrich on the morning newscast, Rose threw the race card at the Republican for a supposedly insensitive remark about food stamps, and hammered him over prominent conservatives opposing his presidential campaign. The anchor also highlighted how apparently "there are those who say that you [Gingrich] are angry and you want to get even with Romney."
~~~~~~~~~~


Gingrich answered Rose's "patriotism" barrage by accusing the President and his administration of acting in an unconstitutional manner in four areas. Only two have been visible issues in the media since Obama was inaugurated:
GINGRICH: The President of the United States is patriotic in a worldview that involves the writing of Saul Alinsky, and involves a radical reinterpretation. Clearly, his czars were unconstitutional; clearly, his recess appointments, when there was no recess, is unconstitutional; clearly, the use of the U.S. attorney in North Dakota to selectively prosecute oil companies over eight migratory birds is unconstitutional. Again and again, this is a president who routinely only obeys those laws he personally deems fit. I think that his attack on the Catholic Church is unconstitutional. It's a violation of the First Amendment. Now, I think that's an important debate for us to have as a country.
Earlier in the segment, the CBS journalist prodded Gingrich over his criticism of the President's national security policy, name-dropping two prominent Cabinet members who supposedly unassailable in that area:
ROSE: ...[W]hat did you mean when you said it's a duty to defeat President Obama because of America's national security, because one would assume that if, in fact, President Obama was a risk to America's national security, that people like Bob Gates and Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and lots of other people would not have been serving in that administration?
The GOP candidate cited two examples that also haven't gotten much press in his answer:
GINGRICH: Unless they agree with his worldview- I mean, ask Secretary Clinton, why would she hold a meeting with the Organization of Islamic Countries at the State Department to talk about censoring anti-Islamic talk? Why is it that when a Moroccan man is picked up as he's trying to bomb the U.S. Capitol, the Obama administration can't even accurately describe him? It's against the rules of the federal government today to talk accurately about radical Islam.
Newt Gingrich, (R) Presidential Candidate; & Charlie Rose, CBS News Anchor | NewsBusters.orgRose followed up citing the White House talking point that "this administration proudly claims, not only, that it killed Osama bin Laden, but it has killed more al Qaeda people than any previous administration....and that their anti-terror campaign- anti-al Qaeda campaign- has been very effective, and they're at the heart of radical, fundamentalist Islam."

The CBS anchor seems to have a tough time with any criticism of the President. Just under a month earlier, on the January 26 edition of CBS This Morning, Rose took issue with Senator Marco Rubio labeling the Democrat "divisive." When the Florida senator tried to highlight Mr. Obama's State of the Union as an example, the on-air personality interrupted and replied, "I saw him honoring the military of America and a lot other things where we should be coming together. That doesn't seem to be divisive."
The full transcript of Charlie Rose's interview of Newt Gingrich, which began seven minutes into the 7 am Eastern hour of Tuesday's CBS This Morning:
CHARLIE ROSE: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is with us now from Oklahoma City. Good morning, Mr. Speaker.

NEWT GINGRICH, (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Good morning. How are you, Charlie?

ROSE: We want to talk, not only about what you said about President Obama, but also, some other issues here. Where do you see this race today, and if Santorum wins in Michigan, what does that mean?

[CBS News Graphic: "GOP Showdown: Gingrich On Staying In Race"]

GINGRICH: Well, I think if Santorum wins in Michigan, it's a big step up for him, and it's an enormous defeat for Mitt Romney, who put $40 million of his own money in, has run for six years, has outspent more than all the rest of us combined- better than three-to-one. I think his super PAC has outspent all of us by probably five or six-to-one.

[CBS News Graphic: "American Research Group, Inc. Poll: Michigan Primary Race: Santorum, 37%; Romney, 32%; Paul, 15%; Gingrich, 10%; Margin Of Error: +/- 4% Pts."]

So this is Romney's home turf. He was supposed to have carried it easily. The very fact it's so close means this is a wide open race. I agree with Santorum. This is a wild roller coaster. I've been in the lead twice. You know, Santorum is now in the lead. But so were, you know, Governor [Rick] Perry, so was Tim Pawlenty at one point- had a good chance; so did Michele Bachmann; so did Herman Cain. This is- really, truly been the wildest nominating process I can remember.

ROSE: So what separates you from Rick Santorum, in terms of the message you have for voters?

GINGRICH: Well, I don't know. I think the biggest thing that separates us is the degree to which I'm prepared to make a very, very large change, whether it's a national energy policy designed to drive the price of gasoline down below $2.50 a gallon, and to make sure that no future president bows to a Saudi king, or there's a personal Social Security savings account for young people, so they can have a buildup of money they control, that they're in charge of, that no politician can touch; or it's going to zero capital gains [tax] and 100% expensing for all new equipment, so you really have a dramatic rebirth of the American economy. There are a number of areas where I think I'm probably much bolder than Senator Santorum, but in a sense, we both represent a much more conservative wing of the [Republican] Party than does Governor Romney, who represents a kind of northeastern moderatism.

ROSE: That brings us to President Obama. You believe that he wants to see more expensive gas, you have said?

[CBS News Graphic: "Politics Of Gas Prices: Gingrich On His $2 Per Gallon Claim"]

GINGRICH: Of course, he does. Come on, Charlie. You know that. I mean, he has said it himself. [Steven] Chu, his Secretary of Energy, said he wanted- in 2008, said he wanted gasoline prices in America to get to the European level, which is nine or $10 a gallon. Last year, the President said people ought to buy- they shouldn't complain about higher gas prices. They ought to buy more efficient cars. The President himself said he wants to get there. He just wants it to be gradual. His policy has been outrageously anti-American energy. The high price of gasoline is a direct result of Obama.

We paid $1.13 a gallon when I was Speaker. We paid a $1.89 a gallon when he became President. His policies are anti-American energy. They exist in a fantasy world, where we're all going to end up buying an electric car, for which his new budget puts in a $10,000 subsidy per car. You think about what you can do for average working Americans if you want to hand them a $10,000 check. The average person who buys a [Chevy] Volt has a $170,000 annual income. So President Obama, in effect, is giving income redistribution to the wealthy, and in pursuit of his own fantasy, which is an electric car ,which is going to liberate us from Saudi Arabia. I want to have American drilling- oil, natural gas, use of coal, nuclear power, solar, biological, wind. I want American energy, which is practical and available now, to liberate us from Saudi Arabia-

ROSE: All right-

GINGRICH: And it's a matter of national security.

ROSE: I'm happy you said national security, because what did you mean when you said it's a duty to defeat President Obama because of America's national security, because one would assume that if, in fact, President Obama was a risk to America's national security, that people like Bob Gates and Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and lots of other people would not have been serving in that administration?

[CBS News Graphic: "'Matter of National Security': Gingrich On Call To Defeat Obama"]

GINGRICH: Unless they agree with his worldview- I mean, ask Secretary Clinton, why would she hold a meeting with the Organization of Islamic Countries at the State Department to talk about censoring anti-Islamic talk? Why is it that when a Moroccan man is picked up as he's trying to bomb the U.S. Capitol, the Obama administration can't even accurately describe him? It's against the rules of the federal government today to talk accurately about radical Islam. Why is it-

ROSE: You obviously know what President Obama would say and has said before. This administration proudly claims, not only, that it killed Osama bin Laden, but it has killed more al Qaeda people than any previous administration-

GINGRICH: Right-

ROSE: And that their anti-terror campaign- anti-al Qaeda campaign- has been very effective, and they're at the heart of radical, fundamentalist Islam.
      
GINGRICH: Right, and my answer to that is, it's been so effective, they barely got a guy on Saturday who's trying to blow up the U.S. Capitol. It's been so effective that we have no idea in Pakistan who was hiding bin Laden, and in fact, the Pakistanis have now arrested a Pakistani for having helped the Americans- not for having hidden bin Laden, for having helped the Americans. It's been so effective that the Muslim Brotherhood is now the dominant party in Egypt, and has been openly talking about getting an Egyptian nuclear weapon and breaking the treaty with Israel. I don't think that's very effective. I think that it's dangerous to America; they have no energy policy at a time when the Iranians are threatening to close-

ROSE: What would you have done with respect to the- what would you have done if you had been president, with respect to Mubarak and the fall of Mubarak, and the coming to whatever democratic election take place there, both for the parliament and the future election for the president?

GINGRICH: Well, let me quote former Secretary of State George Schultz, who was secretary of state under Ronald Reagan- who said when somebody's been your ally for 30 years, you may want to quietly help them leave, but you don't cut and run in front of the very world, because it tells everybody else in the world you're not a very good ally. And I would just suggest to you this is an administration that no country really trusts. It's the reason the Saudis are now signing a nuclear treaty with the Chinese, not with the Americans. It's the reason the Canadians are looking to build a pipeline with the Chinese, not through the United States. I mean, the President vetoes the Keystone pipeline. He is slowing down the flow of energy in the United States, and driving Canada into a partnership with China-

ROSE: But let me just-

GINGRICH: I think these things are all bad for American security.

ROSE: Mr. Speaker, let me come to one final question. You seem to be, by saying that he- that the President of the United States is running over the Constitution, that he's violating the core- the intent of the United States. You seem to be saying that the President is not patriotic. You seem to be questioning the patriotism of the President of the United States.

GINGRICH: The President of the United States is patriotic in a worldview that involves the writing of Saul Alinsky, and involves a radical reinterpretation. Clearly, his czars were unconstitutional; clearly, his recess appointments, when there was no recess, is unconstitutional; clearly, the use of the U.S. attorney in North Dakota to selectively prosecute oil companies over eight migratory birds is unconsitutional. Again and again, this is a president who routinely only obeys those laws he personally deems fit. I think that his attack on the Catholic Church is unconstitutional. It's a violation of the First Amendment. Now, I think that's an important debate for us to have as a country.

ROSE: And that's why we're having an election. Thank you so much, Speaker Gingrich.

GINGRICH: Thank you.
— Matthew Balan is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM : IS OBAMA A CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM

Posted by BH 12:14 pm 2-22

Franklin Graham: Ask Obama If He's

 A Christian

 

GOP candidate Rick Santorum's recent comments on President Obama's "theology" continue to generate conversation, and the Rev. Franklin Graham joins Morning Joe to discuss if the president is or is not a Christian, Christianity in the Middle East, government overreach with religious institutions, and why he thinks Santorum is a Christian. (Morning Joe)

"I cannot answer that question for anybody," Graham said when asked if he believes Obama is a Christian.


"Islam sees him as a son of Islam because his father was a Muslim, his grandfather was a Muslim, great grandfather was a Muslim and so under Islamic law, the Muslim world sees Barack Obama as a Muslim," Graham told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today.

"Under President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems more concerned about them than the Christians being murdered in the Muslim countries," Graham said.

Watch video of Dorothy Custer (BORN 1911) on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Posted by BH 11:09 am 2-22
100 year old appears on LENO for second TIME.

DOWNSIZING OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Posted by BH 10:52 am 2-22  Downsizing the American Dream.
 
By Michael Becker
 
The President was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa recently making a speech.  Please note, NOT doing anything to get a Federal Budget passed, create real jobs in the private sector, stop his Administration’s regulatory arm from strangling business expansion or any of the other things a President should be doing right about now, no, he was speechifying.
“If you’re willing to put in the work, the idea is that you should be able to raise a family and own a home; not go bankrupt because you got sick, because you’ve got some health insurance that helps you deal with those difficult times; that you can send your kids to college; that you can put some money away for retirement… That’s all most people want.  Folks don’t have unrealistic ambitions. They do believe that if they work hard they should be able to achieve that small measure of an American Dream.”
A small measure of an American Dream.  Small measure.  It wasn’t so long ago that someone getting out of high school had the world before them, perhaps you remember the graduation speeches you’ve heard over the years.  They never limited their audience to a small measureof anything.  Until now.
And while this President was limiting Americans to a small measure of an American Dream – not THE American Dream because he and his party have been waging class warfare for fifty years to separate us as individuals from one another and from a common dream – his wife was busy sliding down the slopes in Aspen enjoying her 16th little vacation getawayin the last three years.
You will likely never know “job security”, your home is likely worth less than you owe on it (and that’s likely to get worse) your kids can’t afford college and it’s doubtful they’d learn anything useful anyway and the free healthcare President Obama has given us will likely shorten your life and bankrupt the Nation.
Have a nice day.  November is on the way.

-Michael Becker
Related posts:
  1. The coming ‘Taxmageddon’ should scare the hell out of every single American
  2. Same Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden rescues American hostage in Somalia
  3. Debt Ceiling Increase Votes a Sham by Irresponsible Congress. $52.5K Now Owed by Every American
  4. Big Surprise? Teaching Communism in Schools?

HERES SOMETHING THE MEDIA ISNT TALKING ABOUT ?

Posted by BH 10:35 am 2-22

HERE’S SOMETHING THE MEDIA ISN’T TALKING ABOUT
 
I’d put this in the category of fair warning… Let’s hope it doesn’t happen……
 
  By Robert Firth      Free Zone Writer 
That a default (OF SOME KIND) in Europe is coming has never been the question. For the astute observer the only thing at issue is how and when it will happen. 
 
While the mainstream media and government officials have tried to spin this story as one that involves only Greek debt, the fact of the matter is that THE PROBLEM isn’t isolated to a single country. Italy, Portugal, Ireland and other European countries are in exactly the same boat.
 
Despite  the propaganda and machinations from leading financial powers like the WB, IMF, ECB, United States, Germany, and France, it’s should be clear that there is no viable solution to the debt debacle facing Europe. Increasing a debtor’s debt can never ever cure a debt problem.
 
As such, we should understand that a situation similar to what led to the Great Depression of the 1930’s is now unfolding once again. The ability of SEVERAL nations to pay off their debt is now in question. Given the sheer size of the numbers we’re talking about, there is simply no plausible resolution.
 
This has been playing out in Greece for nearly three years, and we may very well be just weeks away from the moment when it finally becomes official.
 
An exclusive report detailing internal bank documents from two major Wall Street players says that we may have much less time than we think as insiders prepare for a financial doomsday next month:
 
A written document giving firm dates and detailed actions for a planned Greek default has been in the possession of two top Wall Street bank currency trading bosses since the second week in January.  
 
Separate but corroborative sources affirm the existence of the document, and a conviction among senior bank staff that – at least at the time – the plan represented “a timetable, not a contingency”. The plan gives a firm date of March 23rd for default to be announced after the close of business.
Senior bankers on Wall Street have been given detailed documentation setting out a timetable to Greek default, including firm dates and technical ‘orders’ about last use of the euro as a currency.
 
The document asserts that Greece will officially be declared in default by all the ratings agencies after the close of business on Friday march 23rd.
 
Over the weekend, all Greek bank accounts will be frozen, with emergency measures detailed to prevent the flight of capital. Actually, most of the serious money has already left.
 
All major banks ‘are instructed not to deal with euro exchange  as of the opening of business in Greece on Monday 25th march. All Greek markets will closed for one day.
 
Ben Bernanke warned last week that a “disorderly” default would create a “huge amount of financial volatility globally that would have a very substantial impact not only on our financial system, but on our economy.”
 
The report indicates that Bernanke and his counterparts around the world are fully aware of how bad the real situation in Europe is, and they are trying to avoid a disorderly default through the implementation of an orderly contingency plan.
 
This report indicates that key players and insiders know exactly what’s about to happen and they are unloading positions in financial instruments that stand to collapse once the Greek default is official, leaving the general public holding the bag.
 
Europe and the euro is going down, and once that happens the next phase of this crisis is going to take hold.
 
We are already seeing massive outflows of capital from Europe to the United States, which will have an immediate and adverse impact on dollar denominated assets including US stocks and even perhaps, some commodities.
 
When this event happens –dates are always subject to change – it will be a sign that a similar collapse in confidence of the US dollar and US debt instruments may follow. The Chinese have been selling dollar debt (at big discounts) and buying real estate and gold.
 
The first signs of any major man-made event will emerge in non-mainstream alternative news sources.
 
Life will go on in Greece but, likely they will go back to their original national currency which will have no convertibility outside of their country……. The debt will never be paid off and this will ruin thousands……..
 
All of this was and is caused by socialism and social justice programs..  exactly as bama and his evil minions are doing to us
  CARIBEX INC.
9173 Old Pine Road
Boca Raton, Florida, 33428
Ph 561 852 3989  Fax  561 852 2767 Cell 954 683 0824
UK Office Tel: 44 207 669 0166
E mail  robert@caribexinc.com 
Web site  www.caribexinc.com

AFGHANISTAN - WE ARE NOT ALLIES, WE ARE STILL INFIDEL ! ! !

Posted by BH 10:26 am 2-22

Forwarded by a retired Marine.  
My Comment: I have a brother in law who accepted a Teaching job in Dubai. He is segregated in his living quarters to keep him away from the Dubai population ( Colony about 5 miles from Abu Dhabi)
The Children he teaches are brought to him in that colony. He is allowed to go into Abu Dhabi-as a tourist

We Are Not Allies, We Are Still The Infidels

By Major General Jerry Curry, USA, Ret.


The great British poet Rudyard Kipling, understanding today’s situation in Afghanistan better than our State Department wrote, “I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside. And the lives ye led were mine.”

There are two points the President and the Secretaries of State and Defense may want to keep in mind as they evaluate future problems in the Middle East and how to successfully address them. Both are easiest illustrated by real life happenings.

Many years ago I attended the Infantry officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Probably ten percent of the students attending that ten month course of instruction were from foreign countries. For about half of the course my tablemate was an Arab. We studied together, completed homework assignments together, got to know each other’s families and generally enjoyed each other’s company. Part of that time we students were immersed in reading about, researching and discussing wars and problems of the Middle East. By this time my Arab classmate and I had, I thought, become close friends. A question popped into my mind and without evaluating it I said, “I have a question to ask you, but you may find it a little impertinent … or, perhaps, offensive.”

“That’s quite alright,” he replied. “We know each other well enough to be honest with each other. So go ahead and ask your question.”
 
“Well,” I began. “Each time you Arabs start a war with Israel, they beat your socks off. Why don’t you learn your lesson and quit making war on them?”

The words hadn’t passed my lips before I knew that I shouldn’t have asked that particular question. But I was wrong. My Arab officer friend didn’t get angry. He didn’t even think before replying.

“My dear friend,” he said in his British accent, “You are absolutely right. Each time we attack the Israelis they whip our asses. But have you noticed that with each loss we get better. We get whipped not as badly as in the war before.”

Then he got a faraway look in his eyes, pounded on the table and said, “Sometime in the next thousand years … we will win!”
 
Up until then I had never thought in terms of a thousand years, and I don’t think I’m very good at it today. But for those formulating foreign and defense policy for the nation, it is worth making the effort. For it is difficult to think in terms of the immediate future while negotiating with a nation whose leaders are thinking in terms of hundreds or thousands of years.

Point two: during the first Gulf War U.S. and Arab forces fought side by side and some of the officers became close friends. When the war ended in victory there was a celebration in the officer’s club with everyone congratulating each other. A lot of handshaking and hugging was going on. It was a time of displaying real brotherly love.

Seeing this, one of the senior Arab generals felt the need to set the record straight. “Look,” he said to a small cluster of American generals. “We have fought together and some of us have died together. I know you feel that that makes us brothers. But that is not the way it is in my world.”

He looked around the circle making eye contact with all of them.  “I don’t want to see you hurt so I need to share this with you. There will be no tomorrow for us jointly. No matter how much you have helped my country — and you came and helped us when we desperately needed your help – and no matter how friendly you feel toward us, we are still Muslims and you are still Christians. That means that in our eyes, we can never be brothers. I’m sorry but, to us, you will always be – Infidels!”

And so we Infidels have liberated Iraq and Afghanistan, but we have not made their countries nor their people depositories of freedom and liberty. No matter how hard we work to rebuild their governments, infrastructure, educational and medical institutions, and no matter how desperately they need our help — as the Arab general pointedly noted – we can never be brothers to each other.

Also, I learned what Kipling meant when he wrote, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” He was pointing out to the western world that to Muslims, we Christians will always be infidels!

WHEN WILL IRAN ATTACT ISRAEL ? HEAVY DEBATE IN IRAN GOING ON.

Posted by BH 10:19 am 2-22

headshotBy:Amir Taheri
Has the time come for Iran to destroy Israel?
With “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad promising to wipe Israel off the map, the question is being debated in Khomeinist political and theological circles.
Khamenei has recently claimed that, under his leadership, the Islamic ummah is heading for victory against Israel and the United States. Implicitly comparing himself with the Prophet Muhammad, Khamenei asserts that his victories will be as great as those of the founder of the faith at Badr and Kheibar.
The battle of Badr (624) resulted in the expulsion of “pagan forces” from the region of Medina, where Muhammad ruled. Khamenei believes that, with the United States retreating from the Middle East, his Islamic Republic is about to score as great a victory.

The battle of Kheibar (629) brought the destruction of the last Jewish state in the Arabian Peninsula. Plainly, Khamenei believes the destruction of Israel is more than a theoretical possibility.
Several Khomeinist theoreticians have delivered sermons aimed at giving the “destroy Israel” debate some direction. Among them are ayatollahs Ahmad Khatami, Ahmad Jannati and Muhammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi.

One key question is finding a theological basis for total war against the Jewish state.

Traditional Shiite theologians assert that jihad is not permitted except in self-defense or when the existence of Islam as a religion is in danger. On that score, no war against Israel would be allowed, because the Jewish state hasn’t attacked Iran and clearly doesn’t threaten Islam’s existence as a religion.
To address that problem, a theologian from the holy city of Qom has published a pamphlet arguing that Israel must be destroyed (although an adviser to Khamenei’s office, Ali Reza Forqani says the tract is not “binding on the Iranian government”). His arguments are based on citations from the Koran and tracts by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.

Forqani insists that any attack on Israel should be aimed at “exterminating its Jewish population,” singling out Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem as places to be “totally destroyed.”
He envisages a first wave of missile attacks from Iran, possibly using chemical and bacteriological warheads, and a second wave from sites controlled by Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. He also recommends attacks by Iranian warships stationed at the Syrian port of Tartus, near Israel.
According to Forqani, the war to destroy Israel should be launched before the end of Ahmadinejad’s second and final term as president in 2013. Perhaps he fears that Ahmadinejad’s successor might not prove as keen to wage war against the Jewish state.
Forqani is part of a circle linked to German neo-Nazis through Muhammad-Ali Ramin, an Ahmadinejad adviser. The circle runs the Web site Aleph and has been campaigning for total war against Israel since 2005.

Despite attempts by Khamenei and Forqani to push the “destroy Israel” idea higher on the Iranian agenda, the idea of war against the Jewish state enjoys virtually no popular support in Iran. Neither is able to cite any plausible reason as to how “wiping Israel off the map” might serve Iran’s national interests.
In comparing himself to the prophet, Khamenei makes three mistakes:

First: Swamped by flattery, he deludes himself into believing that he’s the supreme leader of the world’s estimated 1.3 billion Muslims. Yet Shiites represent only 15 percent of all Muslims — and Khamenei has never been accepted as a religious leader of Shiites. He’s the political leader of a faction in the Khomeinist movement, itself a minority in Iran.

Second, Khamenei confuses modern times with Muhammad’s epoch 1,400 years ago, when one could wipe a Jewish state off the map without anyone outside that patch of the Arabian desert even noticing.

His third mistake is to believe that the United States has disappeared from the Middle East for good, as did the “pagan” Qureishi emirate of Muhammad’s time.
A victim of hubris generated by criminal delusions, Khamenei may yet lead Iran into wars that the overwhelming majority of Iranians don’t want. If he does, it could spell the end not of Israel and/or America, but of his regime.


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/time_to_attack_israel_uAiCATfZE30v7P5howES3J#ixzz1n7CIYjlW
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...