Obama Pledges $400 Million to Gaza and Palestinians

Posted by courage On June - 10 - 2010

The United States Gulf is experiencing a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions, the spewing BP oil now extends to the Florida Keys.  We as a nation are experiencing day 52 of the Gulf coast held hostage and Obama has yet to speak with the CEO of British Petroleum, he’d rather huddle with the theorists now occupying the White House and play games of “what if.”

Oh but wait, never mind the ecological disaster which may not be cleaned in our lifetime, lets meet with Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas and promise to give the Gaza people and Palestine $400 million dollars for humanitarian purposes.

President Obama pledged an infusion of $400 million in aid for housing, school construction and business development in the Palestinian territories Wednesday, saying after a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that the situation in Gaza is “inherently unstable.”

“We agree that Israelis have the right to prevent arms from entering into Gaza that can be used to launch attacks into Israeli territory,” Obama told reporters after his meeting with Abbas in the White House. “But we also think that it is important for us to explore new mechanisms so that we can have goods and services, and economic development, and the ability of people to start their own businesses, and to grow the economy and provide opportunity within Gaza.”

And although I have seen reports questioning the “hardship” being experienced in Gaza, the primary question remains who is responsible for any dismal conditions currently in Gaza?  The cold hard fact is the terrorist organization Hamas is the party responsible for any chaos  in the region.  Even the administration admits that Hamas controls Gaza.  As long as the Palestinian government is complacent in allowing Hamas to terrorize any organization or individual citizen who does not adhere to Sharia law under the Koran, there will be continual hardship for the Gaza people.  In fact a summer camp built by the United Nations in a Gaza neighborhood was recently destroyed.  Some Hamas organizations were outspokenly against the camp days before the destruction.  While a high ranking leader of Hamas condemned the incident, it falls in line with other acts of terror used by Hamas or groups who adhere to Sharia law.

While the pResident states the money supplied will be allocated by organizations performing relief work, there is no guarantee that the money will make one bit of difference in the quality of life for the people in the area controlled by Hamas.  Oh, the Hamas terrorists may be able to eat, buy a home or start a business with the money but for the people outside the Hamas terror loop.. life will be the same.

As Representative Pence asks the pResident on the floor of the House, “Whose side are you on?”

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I can only assume his question was asked in rhetorical manner, because from where I am sitting the pResident is not on the side of the American people nor does he show support to long standing allies.

American citizens of the Gulf, indeed of the entire country, the State Department assures you..

“the projects “a down payment” on the U.S. commitment to improving life in Gaza.”

Now doesn’t that make you feel good?

Senator Harry Reid is a Buffoon

Posted by courage On June - 3 - 2010

From the Washington Times:

During a press conference last Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, told reporters about a bipartisan amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting the right of military families to bury the remains of their loved ones without being protested. I asked Mr. Reid if the same right to privacy should extend to private citizens whose homes are protested by public unions. Mr. Reid dodged the issue saying, “I don’t know anything about lawns and Bank of America executives.”

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Of course, why would Reid know anything about the SEIU workers who stormed the home of a Bank of America lawyer and protested on his front lawn?  This act of terrorism by SEIU thugs was widely reported on by the media when it happened.

Are these congresscritters that disconnected from what is happening in this country or is his feigned ignorance because SEUI is intimately tied to the Democratic party and could be considered the enforcement arm of the party?

In any case.. Senator Reid, you are a buffoon!

Islamic Terrorists: Manipulating the Truth

Posted by courage On June - 1 - 2010

The International community was quick yesterday to condemn Israel  for attacking a “Peace envoy” headed to Gaza, mind you this was prior to facts being known.  The United Nations is calling for an emergency session on the incident and at the same time condemning Israel for the set-up by terrorists.

Of the numerous reports of the incident, Melanie Phillips’ article dissecting the situation is perhaps the best.  Take time to view the videos contained in the body of the article, they allow context in understanding.

Melanie Phillips from The Spectator U.K. :

As the international community rushes to condemn Israel for the violence on board one of the ships in the Gaza flotilla, which left a reported 10 people dead and dozens injured, it is now obvious that the real purpose of this ‘armada of hate’ was not merely the further delegitimisation of Israel but something far worse.

Gaza’s markets are full of produce, thousands of tons of supplies are travelling into Gaza every week through the Israeli-controlled border crossings, and there is no starvation or humanitarian crisis. It was always obvious that the flotilla was not the humanitarian exercise it was said to be. Here is footage of the IDF offering to dock the Marmara — the main flotilla ship — at Ashdod and transfer its supplies and being told ‘Negative, negative, our destination is Gaza’.

And now we can see that the real purpose of this invasion — backed by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), a radical Islamic organization outlawed by Israel in 2008 for allegedly serving as a major component in Hamas’s global fund-raising machine — was to incite a violent uprising in the Middle East and across the Islamic world. As I write, reports are coming in of Arab rioting in Jerusalem.

The notion – uncritically swallowed by the lazy, ignorant and bigoted BBC and other western media – that the flotilla organisers are ‘peace activists’ is simply ludicrous. This research by the Danish Institute for International Studies details the part played by the IHH in Islamist terror in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya. According to the French magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere testifying at the Seattle trial of would-be al Qaeda Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressamin, the IHH had played ‘[a]n important role’ in the al Qaeda Millenium bomb plot targeting Los Angeles airport. It was also involved in weapons trafficking, and played in addition a key role in galvanizing anti-Western sentiment among Turkish Muslims in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq. ‘Peace activists’ these people most certainly are not.

And this flotilla was but the latest jihadi attack, deploying the Islamists’ signature strategy of violence and media manipulation. Here from MEMRI (via Just Journalism) is a clip showing the hysteria against Israel being whipped up on board before the ships set sail, with the chanting of intifada songs about ‘Khaybar’ – the iconic slaughter of Jews by Muslims in the 7th century which is used as a rallying cry to kill the Jews today — and threats of ‘martyrdom’. This was not merely a propaganda stunt, but a terrorist attack.

Read the the rest of the article here.

Climate Change Legislation on the Horizon

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2010

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama’s allies in Congress are setting their sights on climate change — but some on both sides are already crying foul.Environmentalists hope Obama will seize on new political momentum to push forward climate legislation, though some observers question whether he would seek another divisive vote as November congressional elections approach.

Senator John Kerry, who has spearheaded climate legislation, said that White House officials can now “pour their energy and attention” into the issue after Sunday’s down-to-the-wire vote on expanding health care coverage.

“In the wake of health care’s passage, we have a strong case to make that this can be the next breakthrough legislative fight,” the Massachusetts Democrat argued. “Climate legislation is the single best opportunity we have to create jobs, reduce pollution and stop sending billions overseas for foreign oil from countries that would do us harm,” Kerry said.

“If we sell those arguments we’ve got a winning issue on jobs, on security and on public health. This can happen.”

For anyone who has followed the cap and trade debate this should come as no surprise.  As previously written on this blog, the supporters of Cap and Trade will attempt to cite job creation as an overwhelming support factor for the passage, the truth is Spain (which has been touted as the a model for the United States law) has lost 2.2 jobs for each new “green” job created.  (see here) What piqued my interest was the emphasis on security in Kerry’s statement.  And this is why…

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Who with half a brain cell did not see this coming?  Even without a law degree, any American who has a fundamental understanding of our judicial system, our laws and th e Constitution expected, while hoping against,  this action by the court.  I find this a dark insidious stain which I fear will be played out in all civilian trials of Gitmo detainees. 

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge has tossed out most of the government’s evidence against a terrorist detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) on “Political Correctness”

Posted by courage On November - 10 - 2009