Watch Hamas terrorist build a rocket launcher in between occupied hotels, launch rockets and then scurry away leaving their ‘brethren’ to bear the brunt of the repercussions.
And directly under the nose of the U.N.
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Hillary Clinton is trying to distance herself from the foreign policy of an administration in which she served as Secretary of State. Hillary is trying to distance herself from her own approach to international relations That’s a level of schizophrenia that is a bit extreme even for a woman who sheds accents, identities and sports team affinities the way that a snake sheds its skin.
Hillary isn’t disavowing Obama. She’s disavowing Hillary.
The non-interventionist doesn’t reject intervention; instead he contends that every previous intervention failed because it was carried out at the behest of the banks, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, the Jews, American arrogance and the oil industry.
But the non-interventionist who makes it into the White House is free to intervene as much as he likes because his motives are pure. He isn’t trying to secretly build oil pipelines or put money into Haliburton. He won’t be a unilateral cowboy launching new crusades for no good reason. And so he becomes the non-interventionist interventionist, the multilateral unilateralist, the good invader.
The fake interventionist is a lot more dangerous than the real interventionist because he thinks that he has learned all the lessons from history when all he has done is filled his head with idiotic conspiracy theories.
It’s quite possible that Hillary might decide to bomb Syria. But don’t expect her to bomb in defense of American national interests.
She’s not that kind of interventionist.
For the president, belief in historical predetermination substitutes for action.
A lack of knowledge of basic history explains a lot. Obama or his speechwriters have often seemed confused about the liberation of Auschwitz, “Polish death camps,” the political history of Texas, or the linguistic relationship between Austria and Germany. Obama reassured us during the Bowe Bergdahl affair that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt all similarly got American prisoners back when their wars ended — except that none of them were in office when the Revolutionary War, Civil War, or World War II officially ended.
There is little evidence that human nature has changed over the centuries, despite massive government efforts to make us think and act nicer. What drives Putin, Boko Haram, or ISIS are the same age-old passions, fears, and sense of honor that over the centuries also moved Genghis Khan, the Sudanese Mahdists, and the Barbary pirates.
Obama’s naive belief in predetermined history — especially when his facts are often wrong — is a poor substitute for concrete moral action.
… The barbarian invasions of Rome. The Mongols in China and the Middle East (Tamerlane, anyone?) The Arab/Muslim onslaught in the Middle East and North Africa. I could go on. The very single-minded primitiveness of these peoples allows them to triumph over far more civilized and productive cultures that have lost the will to defend themselves, or whose societies are suffering from internal division and political disarray. Dark Ages have occurred throughout history precisely because of the triumphs of nihilistic but highly motivated peoples. The bankruptcy of ISIS’s ideology is rather beside the point: eye-rolling in the faculty lounge won’t defeat it
… Note that this atavism trope is one of Obama’s favorites. He says the same about Putin and Russia. The message implicit in this trope is that since these atavistic forces are doomed to extinction, we don’t need to do anything. Again, given the profound damage that these people can do before they collapse, this is a dangerous, destructive illusion.
Hagel-Chuck Hagel!-stated that ISIS is “beyond anything we’ve ever seen” and is “imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else.” That would seem to call for something more than waiting for history, or the collective disapproval of civilized humanity, to consign ISIS to oblivion.
Back when I was in the sixth grade, I had to contend daily with a trio of bullies. It sure woulda been nice if I had thought to warn them that I had absolutely no idea how to fight them. Maybe if I had I wouldn’t have got my butt whooped so many times?
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Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, ISIS, China all underscoring the perceived weakness and inaction of the American leader who so badly wants his mere words to sway events.
Obama says the Muslim extremists, whose barbarism brings a whole new meaning to the word ‘extremists,” do not belong in the 21st century. Turns out, it may well be the disconnected, lame-duck American president who doesn’t belong where he is.
… Remember his tough talk when Russia seized Crimea last spring? Well, forget it. Now that Vladimir Putin is also taking over eastern Ukraine, Obama’s not going to seek a military solution to the stealth invasion … not going to have too many U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq … He’s not going to attack within Syria now. That would put “the cart before the horse.”
When the first American general in decades was killed in combat this month, Obama took no notice for two days. When Harold Greene was buried, Obama was golfing. That night he went dancing.
Does that look like a nail head? Yes it do.
There’s not enough golf courses in Ukraine, Middle East – etc. You guys want help? Build some golf courses, then we’ll come and kick some butt.
Obama spoke of the ISIS scourge and Syria, telling an an attentive nation: “We don’t have a strategy yet.”
~~ Earl of Taint
Feminists of the vocal, bathe-in-male-tears sort find proof of “rape culture” all about: in newspaper satire, in ’80s movies, in the verb “to force.” So one would think news that between 1997 and 2013 at least 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, were victims of sexual exploitation would confirm the feminist narrative and ignite their righteous fury.
Actually, no, one would not think that – if one had spent any time watching the actions and understanding the motives of the co-called feminists.
“Emma,” a Rotherham-area girl, was raped once a week beginning when she was 13 years old. When she provided to police the names of 250 men she claimed had raped her, police ignored her.
One who was truly disturbed and concerned about ‘rape culture’ and actually believed in “it’s for the children” would have rampaged against islamic cultural rot over 15 years ago … instead of whining about silly shit like “folders of women”.
In Rotherham there is a real-life “rape culture.” But you will not learn anything new about it from Salon, the Daily Beast, Jezebel, or Slate. It has gone unmentioned at Feministing, Bitch Media, or the Feminist Majority Foundation. There have been no outraged op-eds from Jenny Kutner, Jessica Valenti, or Samantha Leigh Allen.
These are, apparently, not the rapes they are looking for.
Or in the words of fake humanitarian Whoopi Goldberg, maybe it’s not really rape-rape. Rape is whatever leftists need it to be at any particular point in time.
The victims were, after all, often in and out of government housing, truant or absent from school, and sometimes around domestic violence. Many had gone serially missing. They are not the upper-class types likely to fall victim to sexist fraternity pranks. They are not prospective Salon readers.
Or perhaps rape culture is just much more palatable a subject when it does not involve, you know, actual rape.
After decades of leftist ‘feminist’ shrieking over thousands of imagined wrongs and now their utter silence when faced with thousands of horribly real wrongs is one big whopping tell.
Is it possible, then, that after years of tying “rape” to Disney films and fantasy video games, these feminists are at a loss for words when confronted with the real thing? And we’re talking about not just one rape but thousands of them, committed against girls as young as eleven, over a period of many years, with the full knowledge of many social workers and other complicit authorities. When a glut of horrifying crimes against women is revealed, feminist talking heads do not have the moral seriousness required to confront it.
In the end, it’s just a whole lot easier to talk about nail polish.
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The rape, torture and murder of women and children by muslims ‘over there’ cannot be used to advance socialism in America. So, therefore, it produces no blip on their radar screens.
This lawless administration plans to bypass the two-thirds requirement for Senate ratification on a climate change treaty by entering into a “politically binding” hybrid agreement to “name and shame” climate scofflaws.
The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another blow.
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Which raises the question: Sez who? to Whom? Cause, after all, according to Al’s predictions there’s nobody left alive to say these things nor hear them. We all died a couple of years ago … from global warming … don’t you remember? Why do I have to keep reminding dead folks that they’re dead?
» BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER
Agent did shoot at militia, but not because they were militia – but because he mistook him for an invading illegal immigrant. No injuries. And apologies offered and accepted.
However, there is some bullshit in the area. I can smell it.
An unknown number of militia members have come to the Texas border following a surge in illegal immigration this summer.
But Lucio said, “We really don’t need the militia here.” He recognized they have the right to carry weapons, but noted that with the Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement, there are enough agencies working to secure the border …
Well, obviously not. When the same news agency is also reporting the protestations of Americans over transporting thousands and thousands of illegal aliens to non-border states – for storage – there’s good reason to assume that there are NOT enough agencies securing the border. Geez, there is no border. It exists only on maps.
Now, while some percentage of the border militia are quacker-doodle nutballs, they are nevertheless doing what Americans are supposed to do – stand up, take no shit, defend what is ours.
Because school administrators in New York and Massachusetts do not hold press conferences about being overwhelmed with illegal alien children when there’s enough agencies securing the southern border.
~~ Earl of Taint