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GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL: MORE TO THE STORY

  

By now, most of us have formed opinions about the rift between General Stanley McChrystal and the Obama administration, particularly in regards to the ill-fated tete-a-tete with the Rolling Stone reporter amid the general and his aides. But there is more to the story to think about than what we see and hear on the surface.

In its purist sense, the general was clearly out of line to be critical of his bosses and the president’s staff within a public forum. Therefore, it was no surprise to see the general forced into a rapid and involuntary exit from his command in Afghanistan. More mysterious, however, is that this took place at all. Certainly the general and his aides are media savvy enough to know that loose lips will sink ships, and that lip-flapping to a reporter who works for a left-leaning magazine will result in a Big Story. And, it did.

We should also think back to September of 2009, when General McChrystal made public his 66 page assessment of the Afgan war to the Secretary of Defense, in which he announced that a significant troop increase was necessary in order to achieve success. Clearly, the general used the media to force the president’s hand. Now, that same general and his aides have publically revealed — inadvertently — many of the negative internal feelings about President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Special Representative, Richard Holbrooke.

Inadvertent? Or, Deliberate?

Is it not within the realm of possibilities that Stanley McChrystal knew exactly what he was doing? This man did not serve 34 successful years in the U.S. Army, rising to four-star general by being a buffoon. He was not given some of the most critical commands in history without being fully trusted. Thus, the message I am getting from all this, is that there is a lot going on behind the scenes that the general would like us all to know.

I have spoken to folks who are close to government operatives and military. They tell me that morale has never been lower or that respect for their civilian command staff is non-existent. That does not bode well for the protection of America. And that’s symptomatic of tacit dissension within the ranks.

There may be good reason. For example:

In April of 2009, early in his term, President Obama publically released — totally unnecessary — a series of Justice Department memos pertaining to “harsh interrogations of terror suspects,” setting off a firestorm of anger within the CIA and other government offices, not to mention the ire of the American people. Morale plunged. Operatives charged with the responsibility of protecting America couldn’t believe their eyes. Obama’s pep talk to the CIA fell upon deaf ears and cynical minds.

Click here: Obama tries to boost CIA morale

The president’s early overseas speeches, confessing “arrogance’ of past administrations, and suck-up apologies to the Islamic world — the world which hosts much of the world of terror and radical Islamic intimidation — did not set well with those who are out there defending America in and out of uniform. It certainly didn’t fair well with those closest to the victims of 9/11.

Later, the president’s Attorney General decided to hold the terror trials of Kalid Sheik Mohammed and his 9/11 cohorts in civilian courts — totally unnecessary — where they would have access to tax-funded attorneys and their confessions suppressed because they were not read their Miranda rights. A boon for the terrorists. Strangely, that same Attorney General hired on several Justice Department lawyers who — in private practice — had been representing seventeen of the Guantanamo detainees, i.e. enemy combatants. When Col. Nidal Hassan, American military Jihadist, went berserk at Fort Hood killing 13 and wounding 29, the president would not call it what it was: Islamic terror. Rather, “don’t jump to conclusions” stands out as his defensive posture. When questioned by a senator about radical Islam as the source of terrorism around the world, Attorney General Eric Holder would not answer.

During his term, I was often critical of G.W. Bush, including his manipulation of intelligence information to justify the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq. Neither did I support his cozy relationship with the Saudis, his soft stance on illegal immigrants and the government backed corruption within corporate America. But whether you liked or disliked Bush, no one questioned his image as a patriotic American, especially within the intelligence community and the military. The difference between Bush and Obama is a sharp contrast. Watch this short video:

Click here: YouTube – Different Presidents, A Different Corps

The bottom line is this: The president holds little respect and admiration from middle and right America, especially within the military and intelligence community. At best, people like General McChrystal see Obama as a fledgling neophyte, out of his league, a raw minor leaguer in a major league ball game. At worst, they see him as speaking from two sides of his mouth, the antithesis of a loyal American.

In the Rolling Stone piece, regarding Obama’s first one-on-one meeting with the general in 2009, one unnamed advisor was quoted as saying, “It was a ten-minute photo op. Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him. Here’s the guy who’s going to run this f—-g war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The boss (McChrystal) was pretty disappointed.”

Stay tuned. I have a strong feeling the McChrystal story isn’t over yet. There’s a trump card in there somewhere.

A couple more related sites of interest:

Click here: McChrystal Debacle Reveals Growing Rift Between Military and Obama

Click here: American Thinker: Obama and Plummeting Military Morale

 

MORE HOPE FOR AMERICA: BILL RANDALL

Not too long ago, I posted a blog introducing a great American, and retired Lt. Colonel, Allen West, who is running for the U.S. Congress from West Palm Beach.

 
We’re in luck. More great candidates are coming out for (guess what?) CHANGE in America. Please meet Bill Randall, running for the U.S. Congress, District 13, in North Carolina. Here is another former military, America-loving hero who minces no words and is ready to stand up unambiguously to our enemies. I’ll keep this blog short and let you listen to one of his recent speeches:
 
 
For more on Mr. Randall, here’s a bio:
 
 
Most importantly, we must vote OUT those in congress who would sell out America, and that includes spineless supporters of CAIR (Council on American/Islamic Relations) still sitting in Washington as elected representatives.
 
Per the recent book , Muslim Mafia, by Chris Gaubatz, here is a list of presently sitting congressional representatives who openly support this enemy of America, despite their close ties to The Muslim Brotherhood and to international terrorists.  Keep them in mind:
 
     * Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.
 

 

    • Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md.
    • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
    • Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
    • Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
    • Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa.
    • Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich.
    • Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
    • Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Ill.
    • Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill.
    • Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif.
    • Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.
    • Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.
    • Rep. Albert L. Wynn, D-Md.
    • Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.
    • Rep. Lois Capps, C-Calif.
    • Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.
    • Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
    • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
    • Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.
    • Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-Md.
    • Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio
    • Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
    • Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
    • Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va.
    • Rep. Nick J. Rahall, II, D-W.Va.
    • Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y.
    • Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.
    • Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
    • Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind.
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
    • Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio

    Click here: BOOK REVIEW: ‘Muslim Mafia’

     

ISLAMIC INFILTRATION: WHAT CAN WE DO?

Many folks have asked, “Okay. What can we do?”

There’s no better question. Because it means that folks are beginning to wake up and realize that the threat is looming greater and greater with each day. It means, people are ready to start doing something, anything, whatever they can.

It was after 9/11 that I endeavored to begin learning all I could about the threat of radical Islam in the world. And when I dug deep, studying volumes of books by scholars and experts, including Muslims, and hundreds of articles, the hair stood up on my arm. I realized we — Americans — had not a clue how wide spread and ominous the threat to our nation is. Even scarier, was to learn how little people cared, or how much Americans were in denial.

Today, four years after I published my book, “Militant Islam In America,” much of what I predicted is coming to fruition as the forces of Islamic extremism are succeeding in all their efforts to slowly, but surely, blanket our land with a new government, using our own constitution as a shield of protection, and our own ignorance and naivety as a target for success.

I had predicted that Islam, or its sympathizers, would slowly infiltrate all the infrastructural aspects of our country, including educational institutions, financial institutions, law enforcement, prisons and jails, major businesses, media, the military and the government itself. It has happened, right under our noses. And it’s we who are to blame. We’ve let it happen. We’ve fallen for the ruse. Americans have been duped into believing everything and anything they wanted to hear, while ignoring all the warning signs.

By now, you’ve read scores of my blogs, and hundreds of others. You know the threat. So, we’ll get to the prevailing question: What can we do?

There’s no one single answer. But are some actions you can take as individual citizens:

1) Get Smart. Educate yourself. Knowledge is power. There are scores of books and publications which are written by scholars, experts, mid-east immigrants and Muslim apostates who have all the facts to share, if you’re willing to open your minds to reality. The Internet has many sites and videos which are maintained for the very purpose of educating the public, and it’s all available for free. (I’ll list several at the end of this blog.)

Radical Islam is counting on American ignorance, naivety and stupidity…especially amid the young.

2) Share your education and knowledge with the less educated and knowledgeable. Get the word out to everyone, particularly the skeptics and naysayers who insist on denying the obvious.

Do all you can to present facts and information which can be backed up, not personal opinions.

3) Vote smart. Don’t allow our enemies to gain any more of a foothold in our government. I don’t care if you are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent (like myself), get “party loyalty” out of your head. Vote the person who will openly stand up to radical Islam, much like Rudy Guilliani did when he refused dirty oil money from a Saudi sheik after 9/11.

4) Get involved. Don’t be afraid. Stand up for your country and the future of America. Brigitte Gabriel maintains an organization called “Act For America” which provides on-line informational material on a constant basis. ACT has organized chapters in every state, where patriotic Americans meet once a month, listen to speakers, discuss strategies and threats and gain the ear of local politicians. There is probably a chapter within driving distance of most readers. Check out the web site:

Click here: Act! for America – Home

5) Include your kids and grandkids in the information network. They are the future. They are the kids who will soon be voting. They are the voters who unfortunately gravitate to facade and imagery while ignoring hard facts that will negatively affect their futures. We taught our kids the threats of international Communism back in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. We need to do the same with radical Islam today.

6) Support candidates for office who are unafraid and undaunted by the power of radical Islam, even if they are not from your district. Especially those who will openly name radical Islam as the enemy of the United States, i.e., Lt. Col. Allen West, candidate for congress from West Palm Beach. Rep. Sue Myrick, ( R) of N.C. is among the few who have the guts to stand up and speak the truth. These are the leaders who will make a difference in the nation’s future.

7) Write letters. Swamp letters. (Hard copy letters with stamps – not e-mails) Write regular Letters to the Editor. Letters to any American institutions that pander to, submit to, or take bribe money from Saudi Arabia or radical Islamic extremist organizations. Includes colleges and universities, corporate CEOs, congressmen and senators. Send letters to banks that have partnered with Islam, i.e. Sharia finance. Writer letters to, or publicly expose, tax-supported schools that indoctrinate kids, covertly or overtly, with Islamic teachings… (masked as cultural diversity) to the exclusion of other religions.

8 )  Withhold investments in any organizations, private or public, that support the goals of Islamic jihad. The Saudis, and the Muslim Brotherhood, are geniuses at targeting the greatest weakness of western society: Greed. They know that money buys influence, strengthens their cause and moves mountains. Americans have been all-too-willing to partner with those who would do us harm, all for the love of profit.

9) Expose, Expose, Expose. The Internet is replete with ghastly examples of what Sharia Law will bring to the western world, it’s a matter of sharing that information with as many people as possible. Honor killings, beheadings, homosexual abuse, female abuse, political intimidation, instilling fear, deceit, lies, terror cells and secret Islamic enclaves distributed all over North America, veiled as “religious retreats.”

10) Cleanse the government. While this is covered in Item 3, “Vote Smart,” I cannot stress enough, that the current administration is the best friend Islamic jihad in America has ever had. Volumes have been written that expose Mr. Obama and his closest confidants as chronic capitulators and panderers who suck up to Islam, appointing devout Muslims to high positions within the Homeland Security Department, apologizing for America to the Islamic world, and refusal to allow his minions to specifically identify radical Islam as the source of world terror.

You can’t fight an enemy you’re not willing to identify, and this administration refuses to do that, as does many of the wimp leaders of congress.

That’s some of what we can do as individuals. In a separate blog, I will suggest what the U.S. government can do as an institution.

Meanwhile, the listings below are web sites and books which would be of interest to those willing to learn and/or stay up-to-date:

www.atlasshrugs.com

www.jihadwatch.com

www.americanthinker.com

www.danielpipes.org

www.frontpagemag.com

www.steveemerson.com

www.islam-watch.org

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

INFILTRATION –by Paul Sperry

HOLY WAR ON THE HOME FRONT – by Harvey Kushner

THE ISLAMIZATION OF AMERICA – by Adbullah al Araby

MILITANT ISLAM REACHES AMERICA – by Daniel Pipes

ISLAM AND THE JEWSby Mark Gabriel 

 INSIDE THE KINGDOM – by Carmen Bin Laden

THE HISTORY OF ISLAM – by Robert Payne

THE INFIDELS – by David Anderson

A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES – by Ira M. Lapidus

POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO ISLAM by Robert Spencer

AMERICA ALONE – by Mark Steyn

THE PROPHET OF DOOM – by Craig Winn

 ISLAMIC IMPERIALISM – by Efraim Karsh

BECAUSE THEY HATE – by Brigitte Gabriel

STEALTH JIHADBy Robert Spencer

MUSLIM MAFIA – By P. David Gaubatz & Paul Sperry

THEY MUST BE STOPPED– Brigitte Gabriel

 TAKING BACK ISLAM – Edited by Michael Wolfe

THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE: IN YOUR FACE

Imagine if the Japanese had the audacity to demand a Shinto Temple be built near the site of the USS Arizona on Pearl Harbor just nine years after December 7th, 1941.  Not only would there have been an outcry from the public and families of servicemen all over the nation, but both aisles of congress as well as the Democrat in the Oval Office would have been duly outraged.

Then again, our congress was laden with patriots 60 years ago.

Fast forward to 2010. Are you sitting down? A thirteen story, $100,000 million Islamic mosque has been approved for construction in the shadow of the destroyed World Trade Center known as “Ground Zero.” 

In case folks have forgotten, 2,976 innocent people were killed in one clean swoop on September 11th, 2001, on our soil, in an act of war … more killed than at Pearl Harbor. As they do in all suicide murder missions, Muslims terrorists cried, “Allah Akbar,” as the planes impaled into the buildings. The killings were carried out in the name of Islam!

This is nothing less than – “In Your Face, America.” And our weak-kneed “leaders” bend like rubber puppets, salivating over oil and tolerance, forever prepared to capitulated anything in the name of liberalism.

Dead Americans?  So what.  Threats to destroy America and replace it with an Islamic caliphate?  So what. Dishonor for those killed on 9/11, and for their loved ones? So what.

Nearly every act of terror around the world, up to five hundred a year leaving thousands killed and maimed, are perpetrated in the name of Islam. Yet, we kiss ass.

Now, some of you are going to tell me that:

1)   Not all Muslims are terrorists. Most Muslims are “moderate.”

2)  A mosque is a religious sanctuary, protected by the First amendment.

3)  I’m bigoted and prejudiced against Muslims.

Let’s start with number 1).  All Muslim terrorists are jihadists. For those who haven’t yet learned about Jihad, it is technically a “religious struggle” which is the motivation for initiating doctrines and strateegies for ultimate world domination by Islam. Jihad does not always entail “terror.” A myriad of non-violent tactics are used by Jihadists who pose as “moderates” in order to infiltrate western cultures and institutions, with the long range goal of Islamizing America.   Part of the tactical arsenal is the use of “Deceit”  or “Taqiyya.”

Thus, one never knows who is moderate and who is a Jihadist. Many exposed  “moderates” have found their way into prison cells for covertly supporting terror groups around the world. They are often found in the streets of London, Paris, Dearborn and Ft. Lauderdale, chanting and carrying signs that are clearly extremist. Thousands have killed their own wives and daughters for dishonoring Islam. These same “moderate” people work as doctors, engineers, professors, military officers and medical technicians during the day, then conspire with cohorts to support the Jihad movement from within. “Moderate” physicians were involved in the London train bombings killing 52, in 2005.

So, while “moderates” may surely exist, one cannot discern who is, and who is not, “moderate” simply by their own words. I suppose it’s a matter of trust.

2)  Religious sanctuaries are certainly protected by the First amendment. But are all mosques, religious sanctuaries? Experts and scholars such as Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer  have determined that 80 percent (plus) of mosques in America are built, financed, supplied and controlled by Saudi Arabia which exports a form of Islam known as Wahhabism. Wahhabi is among the most extreme fundamentalist forms of Islam in the world, particularly abusive to women and homosexuals. Islamic scholars have referred to some of these sanctuaries as nothing more than “war rooms” in the Jihad struggle. Evidence has shown that many mosques have been used as filtering centers for Jihad radicalism and support for terror, protected under the cloak of religious freedom.

 
Considering the stated goal of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood is to “destroy the United States from within,” I have a hard time feeling a glow of love and acceptance for building an “In Your Face” mosque within spitting distance of where nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives for the love of Allah.
 
The citizens of New York City recently expressed their outrage. But does the mayor care? Does the NYC political establishment care? Does anyone care?
 
Mayor Bloomberg would care if his wife and/or children had jumped to the firey deaths off the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. I guarantee it.
 
3)   To suggest I am prejudiced against Muslims is to suggest that I am prejudiced against Germans, because Germans were Nazis. Certainly, not all Germans were Nazi or Nazi sympathizers. Likewise, all Muslims are not Jihadists or Jihad sympathizers.
 
But I do hold prejudice against those who would like to see the destruction of America, and their sympathizers. A lot of prejudice. The difference between the two is that the Nazis were forthcoming. They wore the insignias, the uniforms, they performed salutes, held an attitude and propagated the literature.  We knew, absolutely, who they were.
 
I can’t tell a non-Jihadist from a Jihadist by their occupation, their speech, their clothing or their way of life. But I do know one thing; they all attend mosques and they call themselves devout Muslims. It’s the proverbial, common denominator. Extremists are veiled in “moderacy” in order to carry out their long range missions. Meanwhile, we Americans cannot  — or refuse to — see through the facade.
 
They are winning the war, folks. And I don’t mean Iraq or Afghanistan.
 
Here is an articulate Brit (Pat Condell) who wraps it up better than anyone. He asks, “Is America losing its mind?”    (6 minutes) Watch, please.
 
 
Interesting enough, I could not find one recent major poll that dared taking on a Yes/No question about the mosque.
 
Additional links:
 
 

 

ISRAEL'S SINGLE GOAL: SURVIVAL

 
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is not complicated. 
For Israel it can be summed: Survival of it’s existence.
For the Palestinians it can be summed: Destroy Israel. Nothing less.
No compromise.
This isn’t an argument on principals or economic and cultural differences as some would have you believe. This is about Jewish hatred and the sheer numbers of haters that out-populate Jews on earth by a ratio of 100 to 1. Meanwhile, several of those Islamic governments happen to hold an international trump card called “Oil.” Oil = International influence.
That very paragraph defines the motive for all the tilt in international propaganda and the leanings of the useless and impotent United Nations.
For those who think this is a modern era problem, think again. Long before Israel ever became a country, the mullahs of Palestine were conspiring with Hitler to do their share in seeing the Final Solution to success.
Jewish hatred has reigned within the Islamic world since the days of the Prophet, Muhammed, when, during his evangelistic period in Medina, Jews refused to convert to Islam. In one setting, following the Battle of the Trench, over seven hundred Jewish males were beheaded. Then their wives were taken as concubines while children were herded by the thousands into Madrases for Islamic indoctrination.
So, now we have nasty-old Israel — condemned by oil-thirsty nations around the globe – in a position of defending itself from annihilation since the day of its inception in 1948 when three Arab nations declared war — and lost!
Israel was attacked again in 1956, 1967 and 1973. Each time, the Arabs lost. Since, Israel has engaged in a number of mini-wars and skirmishes for no other reason than to defend it’s people from unrelentless bombings and rocket attacks. When they gave Gaza back to the Palestinians in 2005, uprooting thousands of Jewish settlers in a gesture to show conciliation, gratitude was displayed by raining thousands of launched rockets into Israeli townships for the purpose of random murder. So much for conciliation.
War is hell. Some win, some lose. To the spoils go the victor.
Germany and Japan lost WW II. They had to eat dirt, alter their boundaries and rebuild, which the U.S. invested in. Meanwhile, the U.S. maintains presence and control of Islands outside Japan such as Okinawa.
Throughout the history of the world, national boundaries have been altered hundreds of times by winners and losers of wars. It’s part of the risk. If you don’t want to lose, don’t start a war.
If you own a home and provide for your family, it is natural that you will protect your property and the people you love. Consider that as Israel. If you are surrounded on all sides by neighbors who hate you because of a color or religion you cannot and will not change, do you move away at their demand and seek refuge anywhere? If threats of murder and mayhem against your property are incessantly followed by bullets and bombs, are you going to give up and die, or defend yourself?
We all know the answers.
The so-called “Peace Process” in the mid-east laughable. Why? Just read the Hamas Charter.
The unambiguous Charter leaves no wiggle room for negotiations. I’ll provide a link below for anyone who wants to read through the entire document. Meanwhile, here are some excerpts:
* Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.
* Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion.
* There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.
Peace process? Give me a break.
It’s always been about destroying Israel, nothing less. Meanwhile, what other country is Israel trying to conquer from within? Where in any of Israel’s objectives does it talk about spreading Judaism throughout the world, as does the Muslim Brotherhood about Islam? Where and when have Israelis organized civilian bombings and murders in train stations, airplanes, buses and restaurants in almost every country in the world, killing multi-thousands of innocent human beings?
Israel is the bad guy…right.
What can be done? Hamas can alter its charter and recognize the right for Israel to exist. Until that happens, there will be no peace in the middle east. That equate to the tiny nation having to constantly defend itself for the next few centuries.
What’s scary is knowing that the powerful media is equally as biased. As I mentioned in my recent blog, subliminal inclusions and exclusions of facts and words have a powerful effect on swaying opinions, and we don’t even know it’s happening. The recent public regurgitation of Jew-hater, Helen Thomas, makes one wonder how often she has engaged in overt and/or covert influence when publishing her left-leaning syndicated columns…which newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post have drooled over.
“If the Palestinians laid down their arms, there were be peace in the middle east. If the Israelis laid down their arms, there would be no Israel.”

That’s why Israel boards ships headed for Gaza, to make sure killing machines aimed for Jews are not on board, as promised by the Hamas Charter. And, which proves to be true. You either survive, or you die. See the video below: 

Click here: Bateaux Humanitaires – Voici la Vérité « Blog du site terredisrael.com
Click here: Hamas Charter and Their Intentions
Click here: YouTube – Helen Thomas tells Jews to go back to Germany
Click here: DOES MEDIA ENGAGE IN MIND MANIPULATION