Saturday, April 11, 2015

First Hubris, then Nemesis

The world slides, slowly at first, down a slippery slope, gaining speed as it goes. We have seen it before. The customers in the Tavern stock up on good Grace, armouring their souls for the coming debacle. They 'weaponise' their souls for a battle which is surely coming.

(I will bring a conversation about that very soon)

From the Land of the Free we see that slide infecting many other lands. What was once a bastion of freedom is now quite quickly becoming an ill-governed rabble of totalitarian, anti-'liberal' (remember when that word meant something quite different?), anti-Christian thuggery and dissembling.

'Hope and Change'.

Remember that mantra? It swept Obama to power.

The Prince of Lies' little helper.

A Nation which was the richest, most powerful and basically 'Good' nation was looking to be 'changed'. To what, exactly? 

It never was a particularly intelligent nation. Clever, creative, innovative, yes. Intelligent? Hmmmm. Good? Yes, in the main. But that is becoming a memory.

The problem all 'Good' people face is Hubris. One needs at least some intelligent insight to counter it. 

These past years and months have seen not just the moral decline of America but a concerted effort on the part of the White House to deceive even its own population, and the rest of the world along with it.

Bill whittle was in the Tavern sounding the alarm.

The verbal battering of the soul from Obama softens up the western world.

He speaks with a forked-tongue, exhaulting Islam and decrying Christianity. He takes the centre stage at an Easter Prayer Breakfast to decry the 'christian' lack of love, while overseas he is claiming that Islam was always there in America, building the nation.

I do not recall Hopalong Cassidy's side-kick, Ali Obaba. Maybe someone might.

So what?, one might ask. It isn't as though the ordinary man in the street is affected.

Oh Yeah?

Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s history.”
According to recent reports, a Conway, N.H., man was forced out of his position as a lacrosse coach at Fryeburg Academy after sharing an open letter to Barack Obama about the influence of Islam on the world. 

The letter has been circulating since 2009 and was reportedly written in response to a speech in which Obama declared Islam an integral part of America’s past.
Of course, Obama has made similar statement since then; and when Scott Lees received an email from a friend with the open letter attached, he felt it was relevant enough to share with his Facebook friends.
The letter as posted reads:
Dear Mr. Obama:
Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?
Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?
Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?
Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?
Have you seen Muslims shak[ing] hands with Muslim Girl Scouts?
Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper?
Have your seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life????
The answer is no, you have not. Just ask yourself WHY???
Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.
Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn’t think so.
Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England? No.
Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?
Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present. There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?
Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazis in killing Jews.
Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.
No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America…
Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslims.
And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major, a doctor and a psychiatrist, who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America!
P.S. Now, you can add the Boston Marathon bombings, too…

“I just thought it was an interesting article,” he said of his decision to post it, adding that none of his students engaged with the post at all.
“It’s not like it went viral,” he explained. “It’s not like everyone and their brother saw it.”
Nevertheless, he was told he would lose his position – one for which he earns about $7 per hour and holds simply because he enjoys coaching kids – and ultimately negotiated a resignation so that a dismissal would not follow him to his next job.
By all accounts, Lees was an effective and well-liked coach who took his team from heavy losses to playoff berths. The 23-year veteran coach said this incident marks his first termination from any job.
As Bill pointed out, we fail or refuse to see the problem at our peril and having reminders helps. 

Not for Obama and the raft of rent-seeking scum cronies with whom he surrounds himself though. 

There’s one specific artifact — and one particular person — in the White House that seems to have caused some discomfort in the Obama administration. You might recall the bust of Winston Churchill, which was given on loan from the British government to the White House after the September 11th attacks back in 2001, where it remained for the rest of George W. Bush’s tenure as president, according to Eagle Rising. The British offered to extend the loan of Churchill’s bust for Barack Obama’s presidency, as well. But Obama refused. So the sculpture was returned to the custody of the United Kingdom and now finds its home at the British Ambassador’s Residence.
There is one more bust of Churchill that remains in the White House – this one is displayed outside The Treaty Room, but there’s little chance Obama will be hanging out there, considering he has little interest in actually discussing treaties with Congress.
Nonetheless, it is perhaps this quote from Winston Churchill that makes him less than welcome in the White House:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy… A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
After all, it was Barack Obama who said “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
However, there is another Churchill quote which Obama best heed: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”
Well this is certainly coming to pass right now.

Obama confuses slander with truth.

Obama has been lauding his own skills in 'negotiation' with Iran. Iran is surely a danger. Not that Obama sees it that way. It is a Muslim country, so therefore it must be OK. OK enough to have a nuclear bomb. Obama and his talk-from-the-side-of-his-mouth side-kick Kerry revel in their 'Peace in our time' claims. 

It is pure Hubris.

The Iranian leadership is even more dismissive than Hitler.

So it's unanimous then. Obama is lying.
Beginning earlier this month and in the days since, Obama and his advisers have attempted to portray the negotiations as major step forward. During an appearance in the Rose Garden on April 2, Obama said the U.S. and its allies have “reached a historic understanding with Iran.”
Khamenei does not agree. “There was no need to take a position” on the supposed deal before today, Khamenei said. “The officials are saying that nothing has been done yet and nothing is obligatory. I neither agree nor disagree [with any deal].”
"What has been done so far does not guarantee an agreement, nor its contents, nor even that the negotiations will continue to the end," Khamenei elaborated. 
"I neither support nor oppose it," Khamenei reportedly said of the proposed deal. "Everything is in the details; it may be that the deceptive other side wants to restrict us in the details."
It gets much worse.
When Obama announced that a “framework” for the deal was in place earlier this month, the administration released a fact sheet purportedly showing the agreed upon “parameters.” The White House said the terms outlined in the fact sheet “reflect the significant progress that has been made in discussions between the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran.”
Khamenei would beg to differ.
“The White House put out a statement just a few hours after our negotiators finished their talks...this statement, which they called a 'fact sheet', was wrong on most of the issues," Khamenei said, according to Reuters. Khamenei added that the fact sheet, which doesn’t match Iran’s understanding, exposes America’s “devilish” intentions.

Greg Sheriden agrees.
The deal US President Barack Obama claims to have sewn up with Iran over its nuclear program — though Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei irritatingly says there is as yet no deal at all — may truly be historic....
It might be the point at which it became clear that, for the moment at least, Western civilisation could no longer deal with the proliferating security challenges around the world eating away at what was left of the global security order....
Three American presidents, Bill Clinton, George W, Bush and Obama, have declared that Iran must never possess nuclear weapons and that if it tries to acquire them the US will act, if necessary with military force, to stop them. We now know that Obama was just kidding.
This agreement guarantees Iran will acquire nuclear weapons eventually… [F]rom this point it looks as though the Iranians have achieved enormous strategic gains at very little cost…
Perhaps the key analytical question is this: 
is the fecklessness of present American policy entirely the fault of Obama, 
or does it reflect a deeper malaise in the US and in Western civilisation generally?
The West today confronts five profound security challenges.
They are: Iran; global terrorism as evidenced by Islamic State and al-Qa’ida; Russian territorial aggression in eastern Europe; Chinese military assertiveness in disputed territories in the South and East China seas; and the spread of nuclear weapons…
In none of them is the West prevailing, or even playing much of a central role…
Iran is now the dominant political and military force in Iraq. Its proxies have been successful in overthrowing a legitimate government in Yemen. It has established permanent control of a large slab of Lebanon through Hezbollah. It has kept its ally, Bashar al-Assad, in power in Syria… While the negotiations were ongoing, a Revolutionary Guards commander, Reza Naqdi, commented that..  
“erasing Israel from the map’’ was “non-negotiable”.
Supreme leader Khamenei finished a big public gathering with the declaration: “Yes, death to America.”
It is worth googling Iran’s written constitution, with its commitment to “fulfilling the ideological mission of jihad” and its determination to forge leadership of all Muslims worldwide.
In the recent agreement, or framework, there is nothing about Iran’s international behaviour, nothing about its sponsorship of terrorism, no limitation on its missile program, nothing about threatening to wipe another nation off the map, as though it would be bad form to consider such language and behaviour relevant in assessing whether a nation should possess the ability to produce nuclear weapons... 
Nemesis comes as a thief in the night.

Lest anyone yawns or think we shall muddle through, the outcome could be catastrophic.

Obama encourages an arms race which could blow up the Middle East
Barack Obama’s legacy may well be a mushroom cloud over the most dangerous region in the world: 

JUAN WILLIAMS: ... (I)n this Obama doctrine vision for the Middle East, he wants Saudis, he wants the Egyptians, he wants them all to become active players in their own defense and get out of this mode of waiting for the United States to come in and be the neighborhood cop. 

So, they’re going to have to take more responsibility and you’re going to see, I think as a result or the hope would be more kind of Arab working on Arab issues and Arabs resolving those issues rather than waiting for the outside hand.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: We want to see Saudis with the bomb, and Egypt with the bomb, and Turkey with the bomb?  

This is the most unstable region in the world. This is a place where you wake up in the morning and the government in Yemen has been swept away and the bad guys are in power and al Qaeda is on the march. This is overnight ... It can happen in any one of these countries and our policy is to encourage each of these governments, which could disappear overnight, to possess a nuclear weapon, some of them who would pass it on to terrorists and others?  

This is insane.
What we have done in Europe and the Pacific elsewhere is a way to prevent proliferation is to offer our protection and to say that the United States, especially our Navy, our offshore power, is here. What we have done is to demonstrate a willingness to go over and to create a hegemonic Iran that scares the Arabs to death and that will cause a nuclear reaction and proliferation, but that’s a catastrophe; that is not a strategic ... objective.
Drink deep of Grace. When the day or night comes you are on your own.


(in our time)

1 comment:

  1. I do not recall Hopalong Cassidy's side-kick, Ali Obaba.


    Wonder how Iran would deal with India and China?


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