Thursday, December 31, 2009

Majority of American want Healthcare reform – Barack Obama

Majority of American want Healthcare reform – Congress/Senate Democrats


"I want to cover everybody. Now, the truth is that unless you have a -- what's called a single-payer system, in which everybody's automatically covered, then you're probably not going to reach every single individual, because there's always going to be somebody out there who thinks they're indestructible and doesn't want to get health care, doesn't bother getting health care, and then, unfortunately, when they get hit by a bus, end up in the emergency room and the rest of us have to pay for it.

But that's not the overwhelming majority of Americans. The overwhelming majority of Americans want health care, but millions of them can't afford it." - Barack Obama, 7/22/09

July 22-26, 2009 Pew Research poll asked:

"As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress?"

38% Generally favor
44% Generally oppose
18% unsure

The poll numbers, tea party protests and town hall meetings have overwhelmingly opposed healthcare reform of any kind. The Democrats in the House and Senate have gone it alone in forcing the issue and the President to this day is still proclaiming that the “overwhelming majority” of Americans want it. The proof that Democrats have bought out the Pharmaceutical Industry, AARP as well as the AMA is on record. Multiple members of Congress and the Senate have taken hundreds of millions to get their votes to pass it.

The reason is there is no support for this forced takeover of Americans freedom and the only thing that is “overwhelming” is the growth of the Federal Government.

Per the Weekly Standard – “the Reid bill declares on page 1020 that the Independent Medicare Advisory Board cannot be repealed by future Congresses:

There's one provision that I found particularly troubling and it's under section c, titled "limitations on changes to this subsection." and I quote -- "it shall not be in order in the senate or the house of representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."

this is not legislation. It's not law. This is a rule change. It's a pretty big deal. We will be passing a new law and at the same time creating a senate rule that makes it out of order to amend or even repeal the law.

With all of this “Overwhelming Support of the American People” then why is it that the bill on record has a provision in it that prevents future Congress cannot repeal any part of the bill?

If the Democrats and the President are so confident of the “overwhelming” support why would this provision be necessary?

How the Christmas day bomber got past security!

How about this answer!

According to SF Gate, on December 8, 2009 the according to the Transportation Security Administration inadvertently posted “TSA Screeners manual” on-line this past spring.

“The 93-page TSA operating manual details procedures for screening passengers and checked baggage, and it reveals technical settings used by X-ray machines and explosives detectors.”

“Current and former U.S. security officials called the breach troubling, saying that it exposed TSA practices that were implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and expanded after the August 2006 disruption of a plot to down transatlantic airliners using liquid explosives.

Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, said the manual will become a textbook for those seeking to penetrate aviation security and that its loss was serious.”

"TSA takes this matter very seriously and took swift action when this was discovered. A full review is now underway," the agency said in a statement. "TSA is confident that screening procedures currently in place remain strong."

The TSA placed the 5 workers responsible for the leak on “paid leave” (obviously they were Union members) while the investigation takes place.

According to msmbcThe Homeland Security Department has also stopped posting documents with security information either in full or in part on the Internet until the TSA review is complete, Heyman told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee.

Note: As of the Christmas day attempt the TSA investigation was not complete and on that day the TSA again posted another sensitive document on the web detailing new measures as a result of that plot.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a separate hearing by the Senate Judiciary committee Wednesday that the department is taking steps to make sure this never happens again, and the department's inspector general is conducting its own investigation.

Napolitano added, however, that "the traveling public was not at risk."

Note: Napolitano stated the traveling public is not at risk when on Christmas day (the same month as this pronouncement was made, the public WAS in grave danger.

In the midst of this “serious and ongoing investigation” the thwarted terror attack on December 25th occurred using the same methods that the TSA manual information addressed. When Janet Napolitano reported “the system worked” she was obviously relaying that the terrorists followed the manual flawlessly.

The same day this attack was thwarted, the TSA as a result, placed “new security” measures in place and the new confidential screening methods were promptly placed on the web by another blogger.

This second breach of security came from a couple of “travel bloggers” associated with KLM (Dutch Airlines).

According to Yahoo News - “As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.

TSA special agents served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. The government says the directive was not supposed to be disclosed to the public.

Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.

"It literally showed up in my box," Frischling told The Associated Press. "I do not know who it came from." He said he provided the agents a signed statement to that effect."

I have a colander in my kitchen cabinet that has fewer holes in it than the TSA has for its security directives that are designed to protect us.

A big question on my mind is the TSA, CIA or whoever is in charge of this inept intelligence investigation asking if there is any connection between the TWO KLM employees (Frischling & Elliot) have any connection to the Christmas day plot because the Nigerian arrested for the failed attempt purchased his tickets from KLM on December 16, 2009?

It is damning enough that the “Nigerian” attempting to blow an airliner out of the sky fit the very same profile as the 9/11 high jackers:

1. Young middle eastern men between the ages of 16-25 and
2. Paid cash for their “one-way” airline ticket and
3. Did not have luggage for a two week trip and
4. Was on a “terror watch list” and
5. Made multiple trips to Yemen in the recent past and
6. Was on a “no-fly” list into the UK
7. Was a “President of an Islamic Society” at his college in the UK

The reason I state the last one is the fact that the bomber is the fourth “President of a London Student Islamic Society” at English Universities to face terrorist charges in the past 3 years.

This coupled with the fact terrorists father reported him to the CIA at the US Embassy in Nigeria for his radical beliefs and recent travels to Yemen (al-Qaida central) nor that two of his recruiters/trainers were recently released from Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Obama and the Democrat’s “failure of imagination”!

8+ years after 9/11 Democrat policies turn back advances.

On July 23, 2004 CNN Headlines read:

9/11 panel report: 'We must act'

'We do not have the luxury of time,' says commission chairman

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The chairman of the panel investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001, said his commission found that the "United States government was simply not active enough in combating the terrorist threat before 9/11."

Thomas Kean and his fellow panelists cited a "failure of imagination" that they said kept U.S. officials from understanding the al Qaeda threat before the attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000.

The “combating the terrorist threat before 9/11” refers to treating terror and al-Qaida in a law enforcement manner.

This bears out with the following finding at the end of the CNN article as such:

Among the failures:

* Neither Bush nor his predecessor Bill Clinton understood the gravity of the threats posed by terrorists because the leaders could not imagine such attacks.

Note: 9/11 established that al-Qaida favors airliners as a “choice” target – Obama’s intelligence should have known this, right?

* The CIA was limited in its effort to try to capture al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants in Afghanistan by the agency's use of proxies.

Note: Obviously this limited capability has not been expanded since 9/11 especially under Obama’s watch.

* Terrorism was not the top national security concern and missed opportunities to thwart the attack indicate the government's inability to adapt to new challenges.

Note: Healthcare, bail-out, Olympic bids, Nobel Peace prize trips, Climate Change summits and a non-existent Hillary Clinton need I say more about priorities within the Obama Administration.

* The failure of the CIA and FBI to communicate with each other -- sometimes because of "legal misunderstandings" -- led to missed "operational opportunities" to hinder or break the terror plot.

Note: According to John O. Brennan’s own testimony at the 9/11 commission, all agencies now sit in one room side by side and share all intelligence in a way that will prevent further attacks. This obviously is not occurring as he testified because we now know the following, according to a BBC Article about the Christmas Day terror attack:

“Abdulmutallab’s father spoke several times to the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria and visited a CIA officer there to tell him, apparently, that he feared his son was a jihadist being trained in Yemen. According to CNN, the CIA officer wrote up a report, which then sat in the CIA headquarters at Langley for several weeks without being disseminated to the rest of the intelligence community.”

“Again according to CNN, there were at least two face-to-face meetings, telephone calls and written correspondence with the father.”

“It wasn’t just the meeting with the father. According to CBS, “as early as August of 2009 the Central Intelligence Agency was picking up information on a person of interest dubbed ‘The Nigerian’ suspected of meeting with ‘terrorist elements’ in Yemen”. So there were other parts of the jigsaw that were not put together.”

“But Obama took three days before speaking to the American people, emerging on Monday in between golf and tennis games in Hawaii to deliver a rather tepid address that significantly underplayed what happened. He described Abdulmutallab as an “isolated extremist” who “allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on his body” – phrases that indicate a legalistic, downplaying approach that alarms rather than reassures. Today’s words showed a lot more fire and desire to get on top of things – we’ll see whether Obama follows through with action. In the meantime, he went snorkelling.”

“There has been a pattern developing with the Obama administration trying to minimize terrorist attacks. We saw it with Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, a Muslim convert who murdered a US Army recruit in Little Rock, Arkansas in June. We saw it with Major Nidal Malik Hassan, a Muslim with Palestinian roots who slaughtered 13 at Fort Hood, Texas last month. In both cases, there were Yemen connections.”

“Is the Obama administration seriously still considering sending some 90 Yemeni detainees now being held at Gitmo back to their country of origin, where al Qaeda are apparently running around with impunity?”

““On the Sunday shows, Robert Gibbs and Secretary Napolitano made clear that we are pressing ahead with securing our nation against threats and our aggressive posture in the war with al Qaeda. We are winding down a war in Iraq that took our eye off of the terrorists that attacked us, and have dramatically increased our resources in Afghanistan and Pakistan where those terrorists are.” Why pat yourself on the back for “winding down a war in Iraq that took our eye off of the terrorists that attacked us” when the issue at hand is why the US government under Obama, er, took its eyes off a terrorist who did try to attack us and nearly killed 300 people? It’s bordering on the juvenile. Obama’s been president for a year now. It’s time for him to accept that things that happen as his responsibility, not Bush’s. It’s time for him to echo Ronald Reagan, who said over Iran-Contra: “I take full responsibility for my own actions and for those of my administration.”

* The CIA did not put 9/11 hijacker Khalid Almihdhar on a "watch list" or notify the FBI when he had a U.S. visa in January 2000 or when he met with a key figure in the USS Cole bombing. And the CIA failed to develop plans to track Almihdhar, or hijacker Nawaf Alhazmi when he obtained a U.S. visa and flew to Los Angeles. Both men were on American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon.

Note: The Christmas day terrorist WAS on a watch list and is a Nigerian (remember as early as August of 2009 the Central Intelligence Agency was picking up information on a person of interest dubbed ‘The Nigerian’ suspected of meeting with ‘terrorist elements’ in Yemen”) and had traveled to Yemen multiple times until HE did get on an airplane (al-Qaida’s choice weapon) in the same manner as Richard Reid (Shoe Bomber).

* The FBI failed to recognize the significance of Almihdhar and Alhazmi's arrival in the United States or the significance of al Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui's training and beliefs after his arrest in Minnesota in August 2001.

The Democrats abandon “war on terror” and adopt “war against CIA”

Now, jump forward to May 2009 and the lie that Nanci Pelosi was caught in when she said that the CIA had never briefed her on the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT’s or commonly referred to as “Waterboarding”).”

"ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah in September 2002, according to a report prepared by the Director of National Intelligence’s office and obtained by ABC News.

The report, submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee and other Capitol Hill officials Wednesday, appears to contradict Pelosi’s statement last month that she was never told about the use of waterboarding or other special interrogation tactics. Instead, she has said, she was told only that the Bush administration had legal opinions that would have supported the use of such techniques.

The report details a Sept. 4, 2002 meeting between intelligence officials and Pelosi, then-House intelligence committee chairman Porter Goss, and two aides. At the time, Pelosi was the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee."

Note:  So, instead of owning her mistaken recollection, if you wish to call it that, Pelosi goes on the offensive against the CIA and accuses them of lying to her to cover her political backside which resulted in a weakened CIA because career intelligence officers on the front lines realize Congress has hung them out to dry. The Democrats rally to her defense as shown below (wonder why CIA is reluctant to act on “actionable intelligence” when the Democrat majority is aligned in solidarity against them?).

"House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "ought to either present the evidence or apologize'" in the wake of her comments that CIA officials misled her about the use of controversial interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects.

Lying to the Congress of the United States is a crime," Boehner said yesterday on CNN's "State of the Union." "And if the speaker is accusing the CIA and other intelligence officials of lying or misleading the Congress, then she should come forward with evidence and turn that over to the Justice Department so they can be prosecuted."

He added: "And if that's not the case, I think she ought to apologize to our intelligence professionals around the world."

“Pelosi on Thursday accused the CIA of "misleading the Congress," an assertion that CIA Director Leon Panetta, a former Democratic congressman from California, rebutted on Friday. But congressional Democrats have defended Pelosi.

White House aides have declined to comment on the matter. But Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a top Obama ally, said yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Pelosi "absolutely" has the support of other Democrats.”

Note: If you think that I am incorrect in the assessment that the Democrats with Pelosi in the lead have seriously damaged the reputation and ability of the CIA to perform under the manufactured “political” duress you only have to look at what al-Qaida said after Janet Napolitano said “everything worked as intended” after the Christmas day terror attempt:

“Apparently the fellows in al-Qaida took as a personal insult Secretary of Homeland Anxiety Janet Napolitano's comment Sunday that their role in the foiled Detroit airliner bombing wasn't clear but would be investigated. Yesterday, al Qaeda's ascendant franchise in the Arabian Peninsula saved Secretary Napolitano the trouble of plowing through all the layers of the national-security bureaucracy for an answer.

The terrorist organization put out a pointed statement not only claiming responsibility but also mocking the U.S.'s ability to stop them. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, they said, "dealt a huge blow to the myth of American and global intelligence services and showed how fragile its structure is."

Then on 12/27 “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that an alleged botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort.

"Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program.”

Well al-Qaida obviously took offense to her remarks!

This is the second terror attack on US soil during the Obama administration that they have attempted to paint as a “lone wolf”, the first was the Ft. Hood terror attack.

Proof is in the Pudding – Dem Pork over airline screening

"Seeking some Pork Barrel projects for his state, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5 million last July in favor of firefighter grants — a notoriously ineffective program, according to experts, the Washington Examiner reported.

The money Dodd blocked was specifically "for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems." Dodd proposed the amendment because the firefighters union is a pet constituency of his, according to the Examiner.

The text of the amendment as reported by the Examiner:

(Purpose: To provide additional funds for FIRE grants under section 33 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974)

On page 77, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:

SEC. X (a) The amount appropriated under the heading "firefighter assistance grants'' under the heading "Federal Emergency Management Agency'' under by title III for necessary expenses for programs authorized by the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 is increased by $10,000,000 for necessary expenses to carry out the programs authorized under section 33 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 2229).

(b) The total amount of appropriations under the heading "Aviation Security'' under the heading "Transportation Security Administration'' under title II, the amount for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems under the first proviso under that heading, and the amount for the purchase and installation of explosives detection systems under the second proviso under that heading are reduced by $4,500,000.

(c) From the unobligated balances of amounts appropriated before the date of enactment of this Act for the appropriations account under the heading "state and local programs'' under the heading "Federal Emergency Management Agency'' for "Trucking Industry Security Grants'', $5,500,000 are rescinded.

I think that we should look to a new Czar position that the Obama Administration will create. It will be called the “underwear czar” perhaps headed by Michael Jordan. He is, after all, eminently qualified being the spokesman for “Hanes”. This way the future crotch bombers can “have it their way” and still receive 21 virgins in the afterlife though it is unclear if they will be fully functional in the afterlife when they blew out their "*&%$" in the prior life.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Obama’s Trojan horse - gives foreign police agency powers greater than our own

On American soil!

The time is now to act to put to task the unconstitutionality and traitorous behavior of this President. In a quiet setting, Obama signed another of his socialistic Executive Orders in the dead of night on December 16, 2009 and without a peep from the media here is what he signed:

Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.


According to an analysis by Stephen Schippert at “”:

Inviolable archives means INTERPOL records are beyond US citizens' Freedom of Information Act requests and from American legal or investigative discovery ("unless such immunity be expressly waived.")

Property and assets being immune from search and confiscation means precisely that. Wherever they may be in the United States. This could conceivably include human assets - Americans arrested on our soil by INTERPOL officers.

Context: International Criminal Court

The importance of this last crucial point cannot be understated, because this immunity and protection - and elevation above the US Constitution - afforded INTERPOL is likely a precursor to the White House subjecting the United States under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). INTERPOL provides a significant enforcement function for the ICC, just as our FBI provides a significant function for our Department of Justice.

We direct the American public to paragraph 28 of the ICC's Proposed Programme Budget for 2010 (PDF).

29. Additionally, the Court will continue to seek the cooperation of States not party to the Rome Statute and to develop its relationships with regional organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the Arab League (AL), the African Union (AU), the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), ASEAN and CARICOM. We will also continue to engage with subregional and thematic organizations, such as SADC and ECOWAS, and the Commonwealth Secretariat and the OIF. This will be done through high level visits, briefings and, as appropriate, relationship agreements. Work will also be carried out with sectoral organizations such as IDLO and INTERPOL, to increase efficiency.

The United States is not a party to the Rome Statute - the UN treaty that established the International Criminal Court. (See: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court)

President George W. Bush rejected subjecting the United States to the jurisdiction of the ICC and removed the United States as a signatory. President Bill Clinton had previously signed the Rome Statute during his presidency. Two critical matters are at play. One is an overall matter of sovereignty and the concept of the primacy of American law above those of the rest of the world. But more recently a more over-riding concern principally has been the potential - if not likely - specter of subjecting our Armed Forces to a hostile international body seeking war crimes prosecutions during the execution of an unpopular war.

President Bush in fact went so far as to gain agreement from nations that they would expressly not detain or hand over to the ICC members of the United States armed forces. The fear of a symbolic ICC circus trial as a form of international political protest to American military actions in Iraq and elsewhere was real and palpable.

President Obama's words have been carefully chosen when directly regarding the ICC. While President Bush outright rejected subjugating American armed forces to any international court as a matter of policy, President Obama said in his 2008 presidential campaign that it is merely "premature to commit" to signing America on.

However, in a Foreign Policy in Focus round-table in 2008, the host group cited his former foreign policy advisor, Samantha Power. She essentially laid down what can be viewed as now-President Obama's roadmap to America rejoining the ICC. His principal objections are not explained as those of sovereignty, but rather of image and perception.

Obama's former foreign policy advisor, Samantha Power, said in an early March (2008) interview with The Irish Times that many things need to happen before Obama could think about signing the Rome Treaty.

"Until we've closed Guantánamo, gotten out of Iraq responsibly, renounced torture and rendition, shown a different face for America, American membership of the ICC is going to make countries around the world think the ICC is a tool of American hegemony.

The detention center at Guantánamo Bay is nearing its closure and an alternate continental American site for terrorist detention has been selected in Illinois. The time line for Iraq withdrawal has been set. And President Obama has given an abundance of international speeches intended to "show a different face for America." He has in fact been roundly criticized domestically for the routinely apologetic and critical nature of these speeches.

President Obama has not rejected the concept of ICC jurisdiction over US citizens and service members. He has avoided any direct reference to this while offering praise for the ICC for conducting its trials so far "in America's interests." The door thus remains wide open to the skeptical observer.


In light of what we know and can observe, it is our logical conclusion that President Obama's Executive Order amending President Ronald Reagans' 1983 EO 12425 and placing INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement is a precursor to more damaging moves.

The pre-requisite conditions regarding the Iraq withdrawal and the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility closure will continue their course. meanwhile, the next move from President Obama is likely an attempt to dissolve the agreements made between President Bush and other states preventing them from turning over American military forces to the ICC (via INTERPOL) for war crimes or any other prosecutions.

When the paths on the road map converge - Iraq withdrawal, Guantánamo closure, perceived American image improved internationally, and an empowered INTERPOL in the United States - it is probable that President Barack Obama will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. It will be a move that surrenders American sovereignty to an international body whose INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement.

For an added and disturbing wrinkle, INTERPOL's central operations office in the United States is within our own Justice Department offices. They are American law enforcement officers working under the aegis of INTERPOL within our own Justice Department. That they now operate with full diplomatic immunity and with "inviolable archives" from within our own buildings should send red flags soaring into the clouds.

This is the disturbing context for President Obama's quiet release of an amended Executive Order 12425. American sovereignty hangs in the balance if these actions are not prevented through public outcry and political pressure. Some Americans are paying attention, as can be seen from some of the earliest recognitions of this troubling development here, here and here. But the discussion must extend well beyond the Internet and social media.

Ultimately, a detailed verbal explanation is due the American public from the President of the United States detailing why an international law enforcement arm assisting a court we are not a signatory to has been elevated above our Constitution upon our soil.

DHS terror warning system

It took them 2 ½ hours to interrupt Obama’s golf game with news!

Welcome to “Infidel Airlines” where the highlight of your flight is being “blown to bits and your corpse strewn over a large swath of US Countryside.”

Janet Napolitano “The system worked” statement about the attempted Christmas day bomb plot aboard NW 253 was as believable as “America is not a Christian Nation” statement made by Obama in his first address to America from Indonesia.

She has since come out with the truth that the system failed miserably. How is it that this woman is still at the reigns of power over our protection after multiple failures? If you will recall the “low level person” in her department that released the “right wing extremist report” to every law enforcement department in the US without her reviewing the document first (yeah, we believed that one). Then, we were treated online (as was every terror wannabe in the world) to the TSA manual on screening methods to find out that once again a couple of low level employees mistakenly posted it on the world wide web (uh-huh, uh-huh, we believe that one also).

After the incident of flight 253 became public, Janet Napolitano issued a press statement (December 27) that “this is an isolated incident and that there is no indication that this is part of a larger plot” (uh-huh, uh-huh).

According to the British Sun newspaper (December 28):

“The 23-year-old Nigerian has told security chiefs of a sinister network in Yemen who are ready and waiting to strike. The reports come after The Sun revealed that cops fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen.”

According to ABC news (December 28):

“Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, told FBI agents there were more just like him in Yemen who would strike soon.

And in a tape released four days before the attempted destruction of the Detroit-bound Northwest plane, the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen boasted of what was planned for Americans, saying, "We are carrying a bomb to hit the enemies of God."

Yemen has become a principal al Qaeda training ground and the accused suicide bomber told the FBI he was trained for more than a month in Yemen, given 80 grams of a high explosive cleverly sewn into his underpants, undetected by standard security screening.”

From the Vancouver Sun:

"We are embarrassed by this incident and we strongly condemn the alleged action by this young man," Lateef Adegbite, secretary general of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, told AFP.

"But it should be seen as an isolated incident”

The Nigerian senate meanwhile "condemned this strange act of terrorism from a Nigerian in strong terms."

"We are at a loss where he got this strange habit from. Nigeria abhors terrorism in all its ramifications . . . We ask the world to treat him on his own merit," senate spokesman Ayogu Eze said in a statement

The dangerously obvious tact that Napolitano is taking with downplaying this terror incident has direct ties to Obama’s intent to close Guantanamo prison. One of the logistical portions of this closure is the transfer of 80 inmates to Yemen. This latest plot highlights the fatal flaw of this proposed transfer.

December 2008:

There are a host of legal and practical problems, particularly concerning those who are deemed "too dangerous" to free. More than a third of the prisoners left are from Yemen and the State Department has still not been able to reach a deal with that country on either security assurances or guarantees that prisoners would be treated humanely.

Recidivism rate of released inmates of Guantanamo (December 2009):

The Defense Department has now produced an updated version of Return to the Battlefield. According to four separate sources familiar with the study, the rate of recidivism is increasing. One source said there has been a "spike" in the number of former detainees involved in jihad against the United States and its allies. Another called the increase "significant" and "deeply troubling."

But the Obama administration--despite its -self-congratulatory claims of transparency--is refusing to release it. A Pentagon spokesman tells us the latest report is classified and there are no plans to release it.”

The Bush administration released the first recidivism study in June 2008. President Obama has promised to run "the most transparent administration in history." But when it comes to the DIA recidivist study, it is not even as transparent as its predecessor. Many of the recidivists, moreover, are already known--there is no reason that the government should classify those details that can be sourced to newspaper accounts.

In February, for example, the Saudi Kingdom published a list of its 85 most-wanted terrorists. At least 11 of them were once detained at Gitmo. Said al Shihri was held at Guantánamo. He is now the deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an al Qaeda affiliate that the Obama administration has told us is one of the strongest in the world. Ibrahim Rubaish was held at Gitmo, too. He is now the chief ideologist for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and is responsible for providing the theological justifications for al Qaeda's terror. Two other members of the Saudi 11 have been killed in shootouts. Every month, it seems, we learn about more Gitmo detainees who have returned to jihad. In June 2008, the DoD reported that 37 former detainees were "confirmed or suspected" of returning to terrorism. On January 13, 2009--seven months later--Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said that number had climbed to 61. In May 2009, when the last report was leaked to the New York Times, the DoD had found that same metric had risen further to 74--exactly double the Pentagon's estimate just 11 months before. At that rate, the Pentagon is identifying on average more than three former Gitmo detainees who are thought to have returned to terrorism each month. If ex-Guantánamo prisoners are rejoining the fight, just as the administration plans to release more of those prisoners, shouldn't the American public know this?”

The Obama administration is responsible for the policies of his Cabinet level people. History has shown that 19 “middle Eastern men” between the ages of 16-23 high jacked 4 airplanes on 9/11 to wage jihad against us. History has shown that airplanes are one of the central focus areas that they continue to employ (Richard Reid). Yet the Administration continues to fail us even after the 9/11 Commission was held and had the answers to the root of the problem as well as the means for future protection. The lack of security that occurred on Christmas was outrageous in its negligence to our protection. The recent disclosure of the TSA “passenger screening” manual on the internet is just one example of this negligence that has not been addressed on the highest level.

Janet Napolitano, John O. Brennan as well as Barack Obama himself should be removed from their positions as they are aiding and abetting terror in the United States against the very citizens they have taken an oath to protect and defend. Has anyone else noticed that Obama has yet to speak to the nation regarding this terror attack? It is the same M.O. that he employed with the Ft. Hood terror attack – silence.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Democrats and their economic plans, we think they must be fat, drunk or stupid

The failed economic policies of the Democratic Party has always been about "tax and spend" but now, in alarming fashion it has modified to "spend and tax" that has run our economy on the brink as well as putting millions of Americans in the unemployment lines (and alot in food bank pantries).

The arrogance of the Democrats to ignore Americans distaste for the excessive spending and proposals of liberal/socialist bills that will increase our deficits beyond repair have us thinking that they are either drunk or stupid.

On December 23rd, during the Senate debate on the floor, the Chairman of the Finance Committee has answered it plainly. He was stone, cold drunk.

What a persona embarrassment for Max Baucus and his party to act in his official capacity during the Senate session. He should be cited for drunk and disorderly conduct and placed in a detox facility against his will.

We Americans who find the Healthcare bill, Cap and Tax as well as further stimulus bill to be against our better judgement look to the Democrats in wonder about how they can find their ideas intoxicating to them alone.  Now we know why, they are actually intoxicated.

So, Democrats answer to terror is law enforcement!

Law enforcement called during or after the commission of crimes!

9/11 has taught me two things about terrorism and our Government’s inability to protect us from it.

For all of the money that we Americans throw at those who are charged, by the Constitution to protect us it is a wasted effort. We have a wide array of gizmo’s and high tech gadgets that theoretically should provide at least a modicum of protection against allowing entry into the country or of certain “high value” targets that terrorists covet in their symbolism, yet they are rendered useless by the pervasive “collective Political Correctness” of our highest echelons of law enforcement.

For instance, in response to the 9/11 attacks John O. Brennan, the newly appointed Director of Terrorist Threat Integration Center gave testimony to the 9/11 Commission that “rubber stamped” the newly acquired “communication” abilities between all members of the US Intelligence communities fixed”!

The lack of communications between law enforcement was a “key breakdown” that allowed the 19 terrorists to enter the United States illegally, take flight lessons and ultimately board domestic flights to utilize aircraft as missiles in their terror plans.

The opening of Brennan’s testimony has solidified this failure:

“We learned some painful lessons on September 11, 2001. We learned that while we had developed a wide array of U.S. Government counterterrorism capabilities and accrued a vast amount of information about those who would do us harm, we lacked a government-wide ability to integrate knowledge, data systems, expertise, mission, and capabilities, which are the critical weapons in the fight against terrorism. It is only through such integration of effort that we will be able to prevent future 9/11s.”

We must remember that at the time Brennan gave this testimony (April 2004) he and his intelligence agencies were on the job for an entire year (or 2 ½ years post 9/11).

Brennan continues to testify:

“At the direction of the President, TTIC began its mission May 1, 2003, specifically to achieve this objective for counterterrorism analysis. TTIC represents a new way of optimizing the U.S. Government’s knowledge and formidable capabilities in the fight against terrorism.

For the first time in our history, a multi-agency entity has access to information systems and databases spanning the intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, diplomatic, and military communities that contain information related to the threat of international terrorism. In fact, TTIC has direct-access connectivity with 14 separate U.S. Government networks -- with connectivity to another 10 networks planned -- enabling information sharing as never before in the U.S. Government. This unprecedented access to information allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of terrorist threats to U.S. interests at home and abroad and, most importantly, to provide this information and related analysis to those responsible for detecting, disrupting, deterring, and defending against terrorist attacks.”

There exists within the TTIC “joint venture” real-time collaboration among analysts from a broad array of agencies and departments who sit side-by-side, sharing information and connecting the scattered pieces of the terrorism puzzle. These partners include not only the FBI, CIA, and the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, but also other Federal agencies and departments, currently including the Capitol Police, the Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Other federal departments and agencies have been invited to join.

• As envisioned by the President, this physical integration of expertise and sharing of information enables and empowers the key organizations involved in the fight against terrorism. Collectively, they are fulfilling their shared responsibilities in a fused environment, “doing business” jointly as TTIC. This fusion and synergy will be further enhanced when TTIC and most of CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and FBI’s Counterterrorism Division collocate at a state-of-the-art facility this summer.

This integrated business model not only capitalizes on our respective and cumulative expertise, but it also optimizes analytic resources in a manner that allows us to cover more effectively and comprehensively the vast expanse of terrorist threats that will face the Homeland and U.S. interests worldwide for the foreseeable future.

• In simple terms, we are closing the seams among U.S. Government entities engaged in the identification and analysis of terrorism information.”

Finally concluding his testimony:

Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 of September 2003, TTIC is also responsible for integrating and maintaining a single repository of all U.S. Government international terrorist identities information in support of a streamlined Government-wide system for “watch listing” and terrorist screening activities. To date, TTIC has approximately 100,000 (**as of 12/09 has risen to over 550,000) known or suspected international terrorist identities catalogued. This information is provided to the FBI-administered Terrorist Screening Center, which ensures that front line law enforcement officers, consular officials, and immigration and border personnel have the capability to rapidly screen individuals known or suspected to be terrorists before they enter the United States.”

I had written a critical article about John O. Brennan when it was learned that President Obama appointed this man to his White House Homeland Security” post and subsequently lead the investigation into the who’s, what, where’s and why’s of the Ft. Hood terror attacks (which the leading federal law enforcement agencies refuse to call a terror attack). This Ft. Hood investigation is going over the same ground that Brennan and the 9/11 Commission had already completed.

To be fair, we have disrupted planned terror attacks on American soil (May 2007) and the one of these successes was the apprehension and conviction of the “Ft. Dix Six” plotters. In spite of the success of this disruption, one key element of this planned attack on a US Army base was ignored or intentionally overlooked and would lead directly to the success of the Ft. Hood.

Testimony of one of the six terrorist of the Ft. Dix plot said this:

“Another defendant, Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, 22, a Jordanian native employed as a taxi driver in Philadelphia, was quoted in the indictment as saying that "you can hit an American base very easily."

Civilian responsible for thwarting the Ft. Dix plan:

“The FBI first got wind of the alleged plot in January 2006, after an unidentified store clerk alerted police to a video that showed the men firing assault weapons, calling for jihad and yelling "God is great" in Arabic, officials said. The men had submitted the video file to the store so that it could be copied onto a DVD, authorities said.”

The Ft. Hood terrorist was able to walk freely onto the US Military Base, armed to the teeth in spite of multiple FBI investigations into the Major and his direct contacts with an al-Qaida leader. The ridiculous explanation that the FBI gave after the attack and its failure to act against Hasan was that the multiple contacts were overlooked because the content of the conversations were in line with an article Hasan was writing.

In addition to the FBI's failure of Hasan, the Military also had multiple warning signs of radicalism behavior of its Major yet sitting side-by-side in the TTIF task force room were unable to connect-the-dots to prevent his murderous activities. This in spite of the Ft. Dix plotter boasting "you can hit an American base very easily."

“ABC News reported that officials were aware that Hasan had attempted to contact Al Qaeda, and that Hasan had "more unexplained connections to people being tracked by the FBI" than just Anwar al-Awlaki.

Hasan was investigated by the FBI after intelligence agencies intercepted at least 18 emails between him and al-Awkali, who was under surveillance, between December 2008 and June 2009 (just 2 years after the Ft. Dix plot was uncovered).

According to journalist Brian Ross, in one of the emails Hasan wrote al-Awlaki:

"I can't wait to join you [in the afterlife]," and said Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a military analyst at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies: "It sounds like ... he's actually either offering himself up or that he's already crossed that line in his own mind." Hasan also asked al-Awlaki when jihad is appropriate, and whether it is permissible if innocents are killed in a suicide attack. In the months before the attacks, Hasan increased his contacts with al-Awlaki to discuss how to transfer funds abroad without coming to the attention of law authorities.”

I think that it is safe to say that once al-Qaida commits to an American target (airlines, Army Bases, etc) they will continue to attempt attacks on those venues repeatedly.

A case in point is the attempting terror attack on a US flight from London to Detroit by Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas Day.

Despite the history of a former al-Qaida plot to blow up an airliner mid-flight by Richard Reid (Shoe Bomber) and the creation of the TTIF with agents sitting side-by-side after 9/11, it took a civilian to stop Abdulmutallab’s efforts and save innocents from being blown to bits over Michigan’s landscape.

Ironically, it took Todd Beamer’s leadership on flight 93 on 9/11 to thwart the 9/11 destruction of another target in Washington, DC as well as civilians that wrestled Abdulmutallab on this UK to Detroit flight on Christmas.

It is apparent to everyone except our intelligence agencies that Army bases and Airlines are prime targets of terrorists. If anyone recalls the Pentagon was hit by one of the airliners on 9/11.

In spite of Brennan’s boasting that our intelligence agencies are now, more intelligent the Obama Administration has systematically eroded our abilities even further by ordering Guantanamo closed, terrorist nomenclature changed, enhanced interrogation methods ceased and coddling up to terror sponsors like Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and elsewhere.

In fact, in 2009 the Obama administration did the following that went unnoticed by the MSM:

Reid (Convicted shoe bomber) filed a lawsuit against the security restrictions placed on him in prison. In 2009, he went on a hunger strike and was force-fed.

In the summer of 2009, the Obama administration lifted the Special Administrative Measures placed on Reid without an explanation.”

The final insult to the intelligence community and our government’s coddling and collective PCism in protecting the Muslim Islamic Extremists is the three separate “dry runs” that the “flying Imams” and two subsequent domestic airline disturbances that further erode the safety of airlines."

It is obvious that “law enforcement” tactics do not work as the Clinton Administration proved. It is obvious that our intelligence agencies do not work as the latest terrorist attacks at Ft. Hood and the Christmas Day attempted bombing of the airliner prove. The terrorist that failed in the airline attack, was on our terror watch list that Brennan boasts about and still managed to gain entry onto the airplane where it was the heroic actions of the civilian passengers (as was on the Shoe bomber flight, and flight 93) that thwarted the carnage in spite of our governments statements that we are all safe in their trusted hands.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Rewarding Incompetence

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac executives to receive millions in bonuses!

Barney Frank – “Maybe its time to fire some people” (in response to AIG bonuses)

March 16, 2009

“Rep. Barney Frank charged today that a decision by financially-strapped insurance giant AIG to pay millions in executive bonuses amounts to "rewarding incompetence."

Echoing outrage expressed on both sides of the political aisle in the wake of revelations that American International Group will pay roughly $165 million in bonuses; Frank said he believes it’s time to shake up the company.” – Boston Herald

Andrew Cuomo – March 17, 2009

“New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday urged Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank, D-Mass., to address executive bonus issues uncovered from American International Group Inc. AIG Chief Executive Edward Liddy is scheduled to appear before Frank's committee on Wednesday.

Cuomo said AIG has refused to name who received more than $160 million in retention payments at the firm's troubled financial products unit and on Monday subpoenaed the information. Cuomo said the top recipient at AIG received more than $6.4 million, the top 7 recipients received more than $4 million each, and that 73 employees got bonuses of $1 million or more” – Market Watch

In order to compare apples to apples between Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to AIG on the day Frank (3/16/09) called AIG incompetent the stock price was $30.12 per share. On the day that the Treasury Department extended (for 3 years) as much cash as Fannie and Freddie will need, their stock prices were $1.05 per share and $1.27 per share respectively.

Then, in the Democrats famous way of “flip flops”, Chris Dodd (who was for the bonuses before he was against them) said the following:

“Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) on Monday night floated the idea of taxing American International Group (AIG: 0.9768, 0.1967, 25.21%) bonus recipients so the government could recoup the $450 million the company is paying to employees in its financial products unit.”
Within hours, the idea spread to both houses of Congress, with lawmakers proposing an AIG bonus tax.

While the Senate constructed the $787 billion stimulus last month, Dodd unexpectedly added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. That amendment provides an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009,” which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are seeking to tax. The amendment is in the final version and is law.

Also, Sen. Dodd was AIG’s largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election cycle with $103,100, according to"

Days later, Barney Frank, acting as “Democrat thug” demanded the names of the executives that were to receive the bonuses at AIG when he opened the AIG hearings with the following:

“We will be asking for the names,” Frank said at the beginning of a hearing at which AIG Chairman Edward Liddy was called to testify. “If Mr. Liddy declines to give us the names, then I will convene the committee to vote a subpoena for the names. So we do intend to use our power to get the names of the people here.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats said on Tuesday that Congress will force executives of American International Group to pay back at least some of the bonus money, but it's not clear how that could happen.

Frank on Wedneday complained that the AIG contract “appears to have been signed in contemplation of serious losses.” He noted that the bonuses were to be awarded whether the firm made money or lost money.

“As for retention – no I do not think these are the people you want to retain.” Frank said. It would be better for people who did not make the mistakes undo them."

AIG head testifies that divulging names will endanger them further as “death threats” have already been received.

“Liddy said Wednesday he has asked most recipients of more than $160 million in bonuses to repay at least half the money. But he warned that staff may resign when they return the cash, making it more difficult to unwind AIG's remaining $1.6 trillion book of derivatives.
He also said the identities of the bonus recipients should not be made public, because that could put employees in further danger. He read one of the threats, which said AIG staff and their families should be executed "with piano wire."

The Usual suspects that foment violence:

Death threats fueled by Democrat demonization of Insurance industry as well as excessive executive bonuses in private sector. This anger that was fabricated by democrats and fanned by MSM and perpetuated by ACORN:

The house tour in Fairfield County was organized by the Connecticut Working Families Party, a coalition of union and community groups. The county had a population in 2007 of 910,003 and a median income of $79,326, according to the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. It’s located about 60 miles north of AIG’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. In addition to the protesters on the bus, another 20 demonstrators along with more print and TV reporters, cameramen and photographers trailed in a caravan of cars.

Where is the outrage about incompetence being rewarded now? Where is the outrage and busses lining up to travel to Fannie and Freddie Executive homes? Where are the death threats about “stealing taxpayer money” from the fringe elements?

On November 12, 2009 we started to learn that Fannie and Freddie were going to have to seek another bailout because the 2009 “third quarter” losses were massive (even after receiving so much money in bailout funds).

The Money Pit:

The Feds are aware that this government program continues to bleed and expects it to into the future, yet they cannot comprehend that it is a “failed business entity”.

“The latest report shows a Third quarter loss of $18.9 billion, representing a dramatic increase from the $14.8 billion lost in the previous quarter of 2009. These disappointing figures brought their total losses since September 2008 to $111 billion.

Fannie Mae recognizes that their commitment to the Making Homes Affordable program is going to continue to be a source of significant losses and reduce the net worth of the enterprise. They hope to see longer term financial benefits for the housing market and individual credit worthiness if this program succeeds in reducing the numbers of foreclosures. The anticipated improvements are however contingent on a wider easing of the financial crisis, especially a reversal in rising unemployment.”

In December, the NY Times reported that Barney Frank demanded the $4.4 million dollar “retention bonuses” be rescinded and was overruled by the Financial Regulator which is at least a little admirable that he is somewhat consistent. But I draw the line here because he did not drag the top Executive before his committee and demand to know the addresses of the other executives that he did with AIG. His criticism was merely lip service to go on record because he has the power, through Congress to tax their bonuses at the 90% rate to recoup those bonuses (as Congress threatened with AIG).

Per the NYT:

Last month, Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, demanded that the companies rescind $4.4 million in retention bonuses paid to Fannie’s four top executives last year. Such bonuses are often offered to keep executives from leaving a company.

“I’m skeptical that these people have job offers to go elsewhere,” Mr. Frank said in an interview. “And in this economy, I don’t think it would be hard to find talented replacements for anyone who leaves.”

Mr. Lockhart, the companies’ regulator, rebuffed Mr. Frank’s suggestion.

The Democrats go after Public Companies with a vengeance and give the pass to their favorite corrupt and worthless organization. It is time that the “tea party” express fill busses and visit some homes, what do you think?

The Socialists are attempting to do the same with Healthcare Insurers as they did with this federally backed program that is an utter failure. They will do the same to this industry as they have shown to have done with the Financial Housing Industry.

Merry Christmas from America's Living Room

In this time of uncertainty and hardship it is always a comfort to rely on family and friends for fellowship to remind us that God works in mysterious ways. 

I give my thanks to all who have stopped by to "sit for a spell" in the Living Room for a warm chat amongst friends.  I wish everyone a safe, happy and fulfilling Christmas day and may God be with you all.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

21 Virgins and a wheelchair

And throw in a couple of Guantanamo Alumni

It is always good news to hear that a few terrorists have achieve “room temperature” with the help of our intelligence community. The Obama Administration should be praised for this accomplishment wherever and whenever it occurs. There is a questionable aspect to the latest strike in Yemen that appears to have hit its target – The Imam that was the spiritual mentor (and literary resource for an article Hassan was writing) of the Ft. Hood terrorist was reportedly killed in this strike.

When the FBI answered press inquiries about the contact that Hassan had with the radical Imam, they said it was consistent with his research of an article he was writing for his job in the Army – move along….

This seemed to me fishy and did not pass any “smell test” that the FBI would be so “unconcerned” to the point of validating a terror suspect when he made multiple direct contacts with an al-Qaida terrorist. Nothing to see here, they said….

According to the NY Times

“A statement by the Yemeni Embassy in Washington said the target of the airstrike was a gathering of “scores” of Qaeda members from Yemen and other countries, including the network’s two top leaders in Yemen, in a remote corner of in the country’s south. The statement said the radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, was “presumed to be at the site.”

There, enough said if the NY Times reports it, the Imam was at an “al-Qaida get-together” so he must have direct ties and links to the organization (uhm, did have).

Two-fer Bonus:

Again, according to the NY Times:

“Yemeni officials said they had made targets of the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, and his deputy, Said Ali al-Shihri, who were believed to be at the meeting with Mr. Awlaki.

Mr. Shihiri was held for five years in the American detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and after his release in 2007 went through a Saudi rehabilitation program. But he joined Al Qaeda after his return to Yemen, a notable failure for the Saudi program, which American officials admire.”

Oh, and were you aware that this rehab program that American Offials admire is partly funded by your tax dollars?

How’s that Saudi “rehabilitation” program going for us. At least the alumni from Guantanamo Bay won’t be coming to a spa in Illinois in 2011 with the rest of their brothers in arms.

So the news has probably hit Hassan pretty hard as he points his wheelchair to the East 5 times each day knowing that he won’t be meeting his mentor in the afterlife any time soon.

Like I said, the Obama Administration should be commended on a job well done in taking out the two embarrassments to his administration (A Guantanamo Alumni that after release went on to become the #1 al-Qaida leader in Yemen and the spiritual mentor of a non-terrorist who shot up an Army base because he was taunted and bullied).

Like the FBI said – move along, nothing here to see…….

Canaries in the Coal mine

Ex-Clinton Commerce Secretary rings warning bell for Democrats

William Daley wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post lamenting the recent defection of Representative Parker Griffith as the latest “warning sign” that the Democrats had better chart a more moderate course or risk electoral disaster?

I wonder if it was the 8+ million “pink slips” that Griffith’s Congressional Office was flooded with or perhaps his constituent’s angry phone calls.

It is amazing how the Liberals were saying the same about the Republican Party just a year ago. They went even farther than “Republicans had better abandon the sharp veer to the right” language and proclaimed the “Republican Party” was dead.

If, for once the socialists that harkened the “death” of their opposition (like doctors calling the time of death of a patient) were actually true then it is obvious that their (left) behavior over the last year is so horrendous that it actually brought something back from the dead. A “sort of like” Republican Frankenstein with the mad doctor screaming “its alive, its alive”..

Let us set aside the fact that Americans do not want this Healthcare Bill which passed last night in the Senate. It is the fact that this country is predominantly Christian (80%+) and that they chose the holiest night, Christmas eve, to shove this down our throats is symbolic of the Democrats disregard for all constituents and this Abortion laden bill that will force Christians to pay for procedures that their belief system is diametrically opposed to. Terrorist love to employ their acts on dates with meaning just as the Democrats have done, coincidence?

According to Daley he states “All that is required for the Democratic Party to recover its political footing is to acknowledge that the agenda of the party's most liberal supporters has not won the support of a majority of Americans -- and, based on that recognition, to steer a more moderate course on the key issues of the day, from health care to the economy to the environment to Afghanistan.

For liberals to accept that inescapable reality is not to concede permanent defeat. Rather, let them take it as a sign that they must continue the hard work of slowly and steadily persuading their fellow citizens to embrace their perspective. In the meantime, liberals -- and, indeed, all of us -- should have the humility to recognize that there is no monopoly on good ideas, as well as the long-term perspective to know that intraparty warfare will only relegate the Democrats to minority status, which would be disastrous for the very constituents they seek to represent.

In order for the Democrats to pass this bill we, the American public witnessed to overt bribery of certain “centrists and Blue Dogs”.

That fact has not gone un-noticed by certain powerful Democrats as Charles Schumer held a press conference after the vote last night to proclaim that “every state got special treatment in the Obamacare legislation”.

States aren’t buying what Schumer is selling. They are angry that certain legislators received a “free ride” while the majority of States will have to absorb the up tick in Medicaid costs due to this bill. Not only, will the other states have to foot this bill, but will also have to pay for those who got the special treatment (bribe) that they did not.

According to the Bloomberg interview “The Medicaid deal hasn’t been well received in some corners. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called the agreements “backroom deals that amount to bribes.”

New York Governor David Paterson said today the Senate legislation would cost the state more than $1 billion a year in lost Medicaid reimbursements. “It’s not fair,” he said at a news conference at his Manhattan office.”

GOP to sue:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he and top prosecutors in a half-dozen other states plan to challenge the constitutionality of a health care compromise that exempts Nebraska from paying billions in Medicaid expansion costs, forcing other states to shoulder a bigger burden for the low-income insurance program.

Abbott, a Republican, announced the plan just hours after filing to seek re-election to a third four-year term as the state's top legal officer. Abbott's decision prompted his friend and former deputy Ted Cruz to scrap what had been a high-profile bid to succeed him.

The Texas attorney general said he will join with Republican counterparts in up to six other states to challenge what they call the "Nebraska Compromise," the political deal that secured Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson's crucial vote on a massive health care package in exchange for concessions for his state.

The op-ed by Daley insists that the Parker defection is the proverbial “canary” in the coal mine for the Democrats, but I believe the actual canary was Democrat Senator Zell Miller in 2004. The anti-war, pre-9/11 mentality of the Democrats was the impetus that was followed by years of Democrat campaign lies leading up to this disastrous bill passed on Christmas Eve. Whatever shred of credibility any Democrat has had up until today has just been lost forever with the American public. I also believe that there will be multiple states that will pass Constitutional amendments to reject this Federal grab for power and a grassroots upswing that will decimate them once and for all. If the GOP is unwilling to go back to its conservative roots, the very roots of the so-called “astro-turf” tea party espouse, then they too will be listening to canaries of their own.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Is Marshall Law in the US pending?

The US Government is ready, are you?

FBI Infraguard Program - Est 1996 Pres William Jefferson Clinton

”Tasked by the FBI to provide "informational analysis" on conditions which could be construed as potentially harmful to civil order and national security, InfraGard, of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), issued an unclassified Protective Intelligence Communication report in March 2009 regarding the "crescendo" of public concern about Obama's presidential eligibility.

Authored by Dr. Lyle J. Rapacki, Protective Intelligence Specialist and Agent, the report summarizes the substance of legal challenges to Obama on the question of his constitutional eligibility and concludes that if it "should be discovered Mr. Obama is ineligible, a constitutional crisis would ensue attempting to determine which of his executive branch orders should be valid." It goes on to warn that "if...Mr. Obama fights revealing his documentation, there is growing concern of civil unrest, or worse, being unleashed in the streets of our nation. The economic crisis coupled with this type of a constitutional crisis could prove to be a flashpoint that would test conventional law enforcement and elements of homeland security."

The stream of law suits, the most recent of which have been tendered by high ranking military officers and state legislators, to compel Obama to prove his eligibility have been unremitting and increasingly vocal. A request for "quo warranto" action, an apparent last-ditch legal remedy, was recently delivered to both the US Attorney for the District of Columbia and to the Attorney General.

Dovetailing with this unsettling assessment, and pretty much out of public view, are the following national security developments which, in their totality, could well signal acute domestic instability in the period ahead.

Upon the recommendation of the Army's Strategic Studies Institute, The Army Times reported that a somewhat euphemistically dubbed "Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF)," currently the role of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, but which, reportedly, might eventually comprise upwards of 80,000 troops, is being trained and readied to deal with what could be widespread civil disorder resulting from an "unforeseen economic collapse" or "loss of a functional political and legal order."

Symptomatic of festering civil unrest are the many "tea parties" springing up around the country, growing fears of economic disintegration and of both crippling terrorist attacks and even of perceived federal overreaching. Add to this the very real threat of a rogue nuclear EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) attack on the homeland which could instantaneously reduce the country to a paralytic pre-industrial condition, plus the unrest on our southern border, and there appears to be ample and justifiable cause for concern and appropriate contingency planning at every level of government.”

So the real question is will local, State and Federal law enforcement personnel turn their firearms against their neighbors and family. The same question is asked about active duty military personnel do the same? Infraguard is a tool that the Government has in place to enforce their domestic homeland Marshall Law plans but how will everyday Americans who believe in the Constitution react to them in a time of perceived crisis?

There are many groups mentioned above (i.e., tea parties, birthers and returning vets) that are viewed as an impetus to civil unrest due to concerns about the motive of these groups.

Infraguad boasts membership of 34,000+ members in all 50 states but there are other groups out there that are educating everyday Americans (especially active duty military, veterans and law enforcement who have taken their “constitutional oaths”) about their solemn commitments to the Constitution of the US to prevent the trampling of individual liberties in a time of civil unrest or extreme Constitutional crisis or economic meltdown. These groups are asking each member to not get caught up in turning their sights on their own countrymen, but on those who are the true “domestic enemies of our Constitution”.

The two groups that come to mind, who boast membership increasing by the day due to these concerns are “Oath Keepers” and Resist.Net.

The exceptional American Political Corruption!

Bribes in the open, backroom deals and arm twisting!

There are many that say when Obama won the White House, so did “Chicago Style” politics. Many instances of paybacks for political favors or quid pro quo paybacks are more transparent than those in power have promised during the elections.

The American Heritage dictionary:

Bribe – “Something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to induce or influence a person to act dishonestly”.

There have been a number of investigations, indictments and convictions that have occurred in Illinois recently that involve much the same “modus operendi.” Tony Rezko, Rod Blagojevich and many others in Chicago (Mayor Daley’s office) that have direct connections to Obama’s name and in fact his name is mentioned in many of the indictments as well as Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel and others in his Administration.

While these convictions and jail sentences are handed out to those involved directly, our Congress is virtually doing the same illegal things.

Listed below are some of the bribes the Democrats have received for their States for their support of a bill that the majority of American Taxpayers DO NOT WANT. To add insult to injury, the bribes to those listed below will also come out of your pocket to make up for the “Medicaid passes” those States are to receive.

The “Louisiana Purchase” as it was dubbed was breathtaking in its covert openness (how is that for an oxymoron?). The legalese written for this bribe to being eligible for this $300 million for “hurricane relief over the past 7 years” assured that only Louisiana could collect. Mary Landrieu received $300 million (Medicaid relief) for her State when she sold her vote for cash, your (taxpayer) cash by the way.

Ben Nelson sold his soul for future exemptions for his States Medicaid expenses.

Harry Reid, the author and coordinator of this criminal enterprise called “Health Care Reform” cut a deal for Nevada to get in on the action.

On September 22nd, the Las Vegas Sun reported “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid secured a deal today that would give Nevada full, 100 percent funding in the Senate health care bill for an initial expansion of Medicaid.”

On September 22nd, Propublica reported that Congressman Mike Ross and his wife sold an Arkansas property to “big pharma” for hundreds of thousand dollars more than it was worth.

On November 20th, Michelle Malkin compiled the “bribe list”. It includes the following:

AARP - $18 million in stimulus money & Medi-gap Royalty/kickback Scheme

California Rep. Sam Farr’s $300 million dollar exception

The Abortion Lobby

Big Labor (Unions)

$10 million to big labor’s mismanaged pensions bailout.

The question being floated out in cyberspace is (with so few getting inducements) “is your Congressman too stupid to get a bribe?”

Glen Reynolds said it best

"Every election is an advance auction of stolen goods." This is just dividing the loot. It should remind people that the more power and money they give to the government, the more power and money will be spent in the purchase of . . . yet more power and money for the government.”

Just like “Operation Board Games” investigation in Chicago, the “Healthcare bribe bill” is similar to the illegalities of the massive fraud perpetrated by those politicians using their influence and power for personal gain.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The real reason Obama delayed on Afghanistan!

He was having another “Honduran” moment!

Obama's First failure was his attempt to circumvent the Honduran Constitution and re-seat the facist dictator Zalaya.  Then Obama's failed Olympic bid for his Chicago thug friends. Next, it was Hopenhagen and the frigid response he received from developing countries and the weather.

Now, we learn he has failed in an attempt to overthrow the Karzai Administration earlier this year. That’s right, you heard me right, he attempted another coup d’tat in yet another country and it received little or no press coverage.

Unlike Bush, Obama has absolutely nothing to do with creating freedom for millions, instead he is about reversing freedoms to back oppression. I give the example of Obama’s “Honduran” moment as the impetus for my argument.

By now, many Americans saw first hand how the Obama Administration attempted to reseat the former President, and Hugo Chavez buddy, Zalaya of Honduras after their Supreme Court ousted him for his breaching of their constitution regarding his attempt to remain in perpetual power. The message the Obama Administration sent was one of contempt for their constitution as was as their internal sovereignty by backing the radical.

American’s have already witnessed this Administrations contempt and disregard for our constitution, but the overt attempt to reseat a radical in another country was a portent for things to come here.

Obama has been criticized by many in America for his “foot dragging” on the issue of providing a surge of more troops in Afghanistan. This troop surge was a basic framework that the outgoing Administration advised as well as Obama’s hand pick General that is responsible for that arena.

While troops were being killed as violence from Taliban and al-Qaida loyalists escalated their attacks, Obama gave many different reasons for the delay in decided “which way he would go”.

At first his Administration blamed the Bush Administration for not having a plan (which was revealed as false by the media on the right) then he blamed the foot dragging on the corruption of Karzai and the voter fraud of Afghanistan’s election as another excuse. I have a different reason and it has nothing to do with troop surges, but more in line with toppling the elected leader (Karzai) and replacing him with Obama allies.

Enter Peter Galbraith!

Peter Galbraith was an outspoken critic of keeping Iraq whole and openly advocated partitioning Iraq into three separate countries. This strategy was endorsed by Joe Biden as well as many Democrat leaders in the Senate.

“From 2003 onwards, Galbraith acted as an adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. As an author and commentator, he argued that Iraq has broken up and that the US occupation authorities should not try to build a strong central government over Kurdish objections.”

Galbraith Business interests in Iraqi oil

In October 2009, Dagens Næringsliv (a Norwegian tabloid) published a series of articles alleging that Galbraith was a paid consultant for the Norwegian oil company DNO (which is currently engaged in exploring oil reserves in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq). This charge was investigated by the New York Times which concluded that Galbraith "received rights to an enormous stake in at least one of Kurdistan’s oil fields in the spring of 2004. He stands to earn perhaps a hundred million or more dollars. Feisal al-Istrabadi, also a participant in the Iraqi constitutional negotiations, has said that the revelations "implicates the legitimacy of the entire constitutional process in Iraq. We shouldn't have had an oil company drafting the Iraqi constitution."

Abdul-Hadi al-Hassani, vice chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, said that Mr. Galbraith’s "interference was not justified, illegal and not right, particularly because he is involved in a company where his financial interests have been merged with the political interest."

Mr al-Hassani does not explain how offering advice could possibly be illegal under Iraqi law. Galbraith responded in a letter to the Rutland Herald that "even a superficial analysis would show that [the allegations] could not be true. At the time the Iraqi Constitution was negotiated in 2005, I was a private citizen with no connection whatsoever with the U.S. government. (See Delwareonline which refutes this response of Galbraith).

In short, I was in no position to push through anything. At the request of Kurdistan's leaders, I did offer them advice on how to negotiate best to achieve their goals. But I never participated in any negotiations and was never in the room when they took place."'Galbraith also noted the benefits that the DNO deal brought to Kurdistan: "Until 2005, most Kurds saw Iraq’s oil as a curse and wish the country had none. Iraqi oil financed the armies that oppressed the Kurds and purchased the weapons, including poison gas, that Saddam Hussein used to commit genocide. DNO pioneered the creation of a Kurdistan oil industry that today has more than 30 companies operating in the region. Oil revenues give Kurdistan the means for real self-government, including the ability to defend itself. Today, Kurdistan is experiencing unprecedented prosperity financed in part by Kurdistan’s oil and in stark contrast to recent decades when Iraq’s oil paid for mass murder and the physical destruction of more than 5000 villages.

Here is how Galbraith influenced Joe Biden through another person:

Les Gelb had eased into his seat on a jet from New York to Washington late in 2005 when US Sen. Joe Biden unexpectedly plopped down next to him. Biden, then gearing up for a presidential run, was just the man Gelb -- a veteran journalist and diplomat -- needed to see. For more than two years, Gelb had been pushing a plan that would split Iraq into three self-governing regions -- Kurd, Shiite and Sunni -- with a limited central government in Baghdad overseeing border defense, oil revenues and matters such as health.

Despite publishing pieces in major newspapers and delivering numerous speeches, Gelb's plan had languished. "I was pitching it all over the place, making no converts among foreign policy people," Gelb said. "Running into Biden was like a dream."

A relative handful of the party's foreign policy mavens -- most prominently, Les Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Peter Galbraith, former U.S. ambassador to Croatia -- have a more chastened perspective. Heirs of such Vietnam-era realists as Sen. J. William Fulbright and political scientist Hans Morgenthau, they argue that Iraq is more nearly three countries than one -- a Shiite south inclined toward some form of Islamic rule, though not necessarily a theocratic republic; a democratic Kurdish north; and a Sunni-dominated middle with large non-Sunni minorities. No region will accept the domination of another, and striking a politically acceptable balance between majority rule and minority rights under these circumstances is all but impossible. You can't do nation-building, they conclude, when the nation doesn't want to be built.

Gelb has argued for letting Iraq devolve into three separate states. Galbraith, fearing that an independent Kurdistan would soon be invaded by a Kurdophobic Turkey, calls for establishing one state with a common foreign policy but consisting of three largely autonomous regions in all other matters."

As you can see, Gelb and Galbraith were united in their aims to split Iraq into three and a per chance (more like fat chance of the per chance) meeting on a plane with Biden roused his support. Galbraith is dishonest in his denials that he was a mere citizen with no connection to the US Government. Mr. Galbraith had a very powerful voice that many democrats listened to in their pursuit to have Bush’s Iraq venture fail. This gave him the inside track to make $100 million in personal oil money as a result of his Northern Iraq, DNO consulting and influence in the process of drafting the Iraq Constitution in late 2005 that enabled his windfall (Can you say US war for oil).

DNO’s chief executive, Helge Eide, confirmed that Mr. Galbraith helped negotiate the Tawke deal and advised the company during 2005. But Mr. Eide said that Mr. Galbraith acted solely as a political adviser and that the company never discussed the Constitution negotiations with him. “We certainly never did give any input, language or suggestions on the Constitution,” Mr. Eide said.

Obama and the cast of the coup:

Richard Holbrook, Peter Galbraith, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai & Ali Ahmad Jalali and Joe Biden:

Deputy UN Chief, Afghanistan Peter Gabraith was recently fired (by his UN boss, Kai Eide) from the highest US Diplomatic position in the UN for Galbraith’s attempt (With the Obama Administrations blessing) to remove Afghan President Karzai from office.

According to Eide, Galbraith was plotting with the Obama Administration to replace Karzai with Ashraf Ghani, one of the lesser candidates in the vote. Galbraith confirmed discussing the idea within the UN, but insisted the talk never went beyond that."

President Obama was reportedly in favor of replacing Karzai shortly after taking office, but he decided in September that Karzai would remain in power, despite widespread poll fraud.

The plot by the Obama Administration by extra-constitutional means reminds me of his attempt to replace the “Honduran Constitutional removed Honduran President Zalaya”.

According to the NY Times:

“Mr. Eide, who is set to leave his job as head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan by early next year, said Mr. Galbraith’s departure from Afghanistan in early September came immediately after he rejected what he described as Mr. Galbraith’s proposal to replace Mr. Karzai and install a more Western-friendly figure.

He said he told his deputy the plan was “unconstitutional, it represented interference of the worst sort, and if pursued it would provoke not only a strong international reaction” but also civil insurrection. It was during this conversation, Mr. Eide said, that Mr. Galbraith proposed taking a leave to the United States, and Mr. Eide accepted.”

“Vijay Nambiar, chief of staff to the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said that he was aware of Mr. Galbraith’s proposal to go to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and develop support for the plan, and later learned of Mr. Karzai’s anger over the episode. Mr. Nambiar said it played a role in Mr. Galbraith’s firing.”

OK, so here you have Galbraith involved in two separate incidents of controversy.

One in Iraq that enriched him with a $100 million dollars from a private Norwegian Oil company and the other in Afghanistan with his attempt to circumvent elections and the constitution by unseating Karzai to replace him with a socialist (I will get into that later) that was handpicked by the Obama Administration.

The one thing I need to point out is the Norwegian Oil Company’s (DNO) Chief Executive Officer is a man named Helge Eide and the man that fired Galbraith from his UN position is a man named Kai Eide (who is from Norway).

The questions I need to pose are these:

Are Helge Eide and Kai Eide related?

One the one hand Galbraith receives $100 million from an Eide (CEO, DNO) and on the other hand he is fired by another man named Eide (UN Boss of Galbraith).

It is apparent that the Obama Administration, through Richard Holbrook and Peter Galbraith (both friends and allies since Bosnia) attempted to unseat Karzai and put in place a Obama friendly, Keynesian finance man in Ashraf Ghani despite all of the public denials. Every denial about this plot can be replaced with earlier news accounts of efforts that were entirely coordinated and purposefully executed by and for Obama.