Liberal Liars and the Trump Immigration Ban

 

On Friday, January 27, 2016, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order in which he partially banned immigration in the United States by citizens from seven different countries: Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Sudan.

This wasn’t a surprise since the president was fulfilling at least part of a campaign promise for a TOTAL ban on immigrants from Islamic countries for an indefinite period. The media firestorm has been daunting, and most people would not have been able to withstand the withering attacks in social media and in all major news outlets all day Saturday. They obviously know very little about Donald Trump.


UPDATE – JUNE 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, restricting travel by residents of six countries into the United States for a period of 90 days Рwhich included all of the original countries in the January 28 travel ban, with the exception of Iraq.  This new Order was crafted to counter the firestorm generated by the news media, and subsequent judiciary intereference in carrying out the original Order.

That same day, the United States Supreme Court said it would allow the government to implement parts of its¬†suspended travel ban¬†against citizens from the six Muslim-majority countries with one major caveat: ¬†The ban cannot apply to those with ‚Äúa credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.‚ÄĚ

The state department has now attempted to define what counts as a ‚Äúbona fide relationship.‚ÄĚ Visa applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Yemen will¬†be able to enter the United States if they can prove that a close family member is already living in the US, according to a¬†state department cable¬†seen by the Associated Press. That includes parents, spouses, children, adult sons or daughters, son-in-laws or daughter-in-laws or siblings, but not ‚Äúextended family members‚ÄĚ like grandparents, aunts or uncles, cousins, in-laws, or fianc√©s.

ORIGINAL POST – JANUARY 28, 2017

Then, less a week after being sworn into office, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 27 entitled: “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES”, to fulfill at least part of a 2016 election campaign promise. (Full text of the Order may be found here).

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(Credit: CNN)

Now, this Executive Order isn’t even close to what the President promised to do, which initially was¬†a total ban on Islamists coming into the United States.¬†The libtard news media were outraged that a President would dare do the very thing he promised for 6 months or more to do on the campaign trail. ¬†Utilizing the usual gaggle of half-baked celebrity interviews, and panels of “experts”, fake news networks like CNN practically frothed at the mouth with excitement over the story, which they believed would devastate Donald Trump politically.

After the Executive Order was signed, several leaders in the high-tech sector came out swinging against the ban, in a very calculated, concerted effort Рand receivedreceving far more coverage from mainstream media than their positions or influence deserved.  Why this industry is so specifically harmed by this ban, or chosen as spokesmen for its opposition, is beyond me.  However, it should be of concern to federal regulators that privacy piranhas like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are also now admitting to be hiring people from extremely undesirable places in the world, none of which seem to have any kind of vibrant tech sector previously.  One could understand a backlash if we banned residents of India, for example, because they have a widely recognized tech sector.  But Iraq?  Yemen?  Somalia?  Give me a break Рdo they even have stable electricity in all of these countries?

Here are just a few of their tweets and statements

Google (CEO – @sundarpichai)
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Apple (CEO- @Tim_Cook)
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Microsoft (CEO – Satya Nadella)
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Throughout Saturday, January 28, several news outlets РCNN and the New York Times Рwere painfully obvious in their biased reporting of this Executive Order:

  1. ¬†CNN reported that the ban affected 135 million people. The source of this “amazing statistic” (my codeword for “fake news”) is a mystery. ¬†As¬†IBI Times reported on August 13, 2015:

The immigrant population in the United States hit a record high of 42.1 million in the second quarter of this year, an analysis of monthly Census Bureau data by the Center for Immigration Studies, released Thursday, has revealed. The number of immigrants rose by 1.7 million since the same time last year. Immigrants currently comprise 13.3 percent of the nation’s total population, reaching the highest level in the nation in 105 years.

On average, there have been approx. 1 million immigrants a year, and this ban is currently for 4 months only maximum. In addition, the countries named have never been a big immigrant source for America, with the exception of Iraq in the top 10 nations, with at about 96,000 per year.

The countries affected by the ban include:

Iran:

  • ir-lgflagPopulation: 82,801,633 (July 2016 est.).
  • In America: 470,341 self-identified Iranian-American (2011 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: Muslim (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%)

Iraq:

Libya

  • ly-lgflagPopulation: 6,541,948 (July 2015)
  • In America: 2,979 self-identified Libyan-American (2000 US Census Bureau)
  • Religion: Muslim (official; virtually all Sunni) 96.6%, Christian 2.7%,

Somalia:

  • so-lgflagPopulation: 10,817,354 (July 2016 est.).
  • In America: 126,948 self-identified Somalian-American (US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: near 100% Muslim, small Christian minority

Sudan:

  • su-lgflagPopulation: 36,729,501 (July 2016 est.)
  • In America: 42,214 self-identified Sudanese-American (2013 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau)
  • Religion: 100% Muslim (100% Sunni)

Syria:

  • sy-lgflagPopulation: 17,185,170 (July 2016 est.)
  • In America: 154,516 self-identified Syrian-American (2015 US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: Muslim 87% (official; Sunni 74%, Alawi, Ismaili, Shia 13%), Christian 10%, Druze 3%

Yemen

  • Population: 27,392,779 (July 2016 est.)ym-lgflag
  • In America: 40,731 self-identified Yemeni-American (2014 Community Survey, US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: 99.1% Muslim (65% Sunni, 35% Shia)

One of the first things I noticed, of course, was that all the flags look the same except for Somalia, which was very strange. I’m sure it’s a coincidence but considering they are in different parts of the world, it’s unusual.

The second thing that I noticed, and probably the most important in terms of what we were just talking about – CNN’s figure of 135 million people being affected by this travel ban is FAKE NEWS. ¬†First of all, as indicated above, there are only 42 million immigrants currently in America, growing by 1 million approximately per year. Secondly, in the 7 countries named –¬†just the sheer number of people living in all 7 countries combined – there are over 219.6 million people. ¬†So CNN literally pulled this number out of its collective rear end.

2. ¬†All media outlets have called this is a ban on Muslims. ‚Äď this is no more a ban on Muslims than calling off a Toronto Blue Jays game could be construed as shutting down Major League Baseball, or taking an item off of McDonald’s menu would be the same as shuttering the entire chain.

First off, Muslims can be found in all 196 countries of the world Рso banning 7 countries out of 196 is 3.5%, not a total ban as the hysterical Left suggests. Nor is a ban on 220 million people in those 7 countries (and not all people living in those 7 countries are Muslim) out of 1.6 billion Muslims in the world (as of 2010, according to Pew Research) valid evidence of a total ban (its 13.7% maximum) on Muslims.  The following Muslim-dominated countries are NOT even affected by this travel ban:

3. ¬†¬†Big media also credits President Trump for picking the countries himself for this ban. ¬†In fact, National Public Radio (NPR) contended that Trump picked countries the family doesn’t do business with. ¬†Total BS. On January 21, 2016, President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security announced that it was placing limited restrictions on certain travellers who had visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria on or after March 1, 2011. In February 2016, Al Jazeera reported the Obama Administration added Libya, Yemen, and Somalia to the list of “countries of concern”. That is the COMPLETE LIST announced Friday.

4.   The Executive Order bans Muslims and/or bans these 7 specific countries. A link is provided above tp  the original Executive Order, which President Trump signed on Friday, January 26. The text of the Executive Order is being hosted by CNN Рso there is no inherent Trump bias.

Protesters are very organized – this list was a single days’ activities on January 28. Who’s paying for this and why is #blacklivesmatter involved?

I defy you to read it from start to finish and find an example of more than ONE of those seven countries (besides Syria) that’s actually even named in the Executive Order. I defy you to also find the word “Muslim” or “Islam” anywhere in that Executive Order – IT DOES NOT EXIST.

The Executive Order refers to “foreign nationals admitted to the United States“, seeking “Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits” to “nationals of countries of particular concern” – the administrative staff then simply used the Obama administration’s “countries of concern” list in their announcement.

It does target Syrian nationals specifically as, of course, there was a separate immigration outreach to them, and President Trump had made very clear on the campaign trail that he was not comfortable with it ‚Äď because the US was letting in people who had never been properly cleared. ¬†President Trump said that a system of “extreme vetting” would be developed to screen everyone from those 7 countries in the future ‚Äď therefore suggesting that the ban was a temporary one at best.

SO LIBTARDS OF AMERICA REJOICE – there’s no monster hiding under your bed. There is one visible, however, at virtually every anti-ban protest. This particular monster lies to rile up the crowd – which is tantamount to SEDITION.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted January 28, 2017.  Updated June 26, 2017

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The “Ezekiel 38 Alliance” Is Born

Russian President meets Turkish Prime Minister August 9

This past Tuesday, August 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan to discuss areas of mutual security interests. ¬†At the same time, the Russian President has been making overtures in the media with the President of Iran, urging him to join future discussions to create stronger ties in the region.

A month ago, this would have been impossible – you would never see these three countries sit down at any table together. ¬†Even more shocking – students of Bible prophecy immediately raised an alarm in the media, as the Prophet Ezekiel foretold (Ezekiel 38) of a future alliance between modern Russia, Turkey and Iran, warning that this¬†alliance…¬†

will someday militarily attack and nearly completely destroy Israel.


Until the last week of July 2016, none of the events being played out today before the world were deemed even possible.

Turkish and NATO flags (Credit: Reuters)

Then:  Turkey was a strong partner in NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and as such was the largest ally of the West in the Middle East.  They were also an applicant to the European Union, having determined that their future was better as part of a United Europe.  As UK newspaper Express described it:

“Turkey is a key member state in NATO as it straddles the border between Europe and Asia and acts as a key broker between the West and the Islamic world.”

Then:  Turkey was seen by Russia as a constant threat РTurkey allowing the United States access to her airbases, in the wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and now ISIS Рthe latter in direct contradiction to Russian airstrike plans in Syria.

Then: ¬†Turkey’s¬†Incirlik Air Base was (and still is)¬†rumoured to have the largest stockpile of NATO nuclear weapons in Europe, all aimed at Russia, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Flames streak from Russian jet shot down by Turkish F-16s in November 2015 (Credit: BBC)

Then:  on November 31, 2015, the BBC reported the Russian / Turkish announcements that a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft was shot down by Turkish F-16s in the Turkey-Syria border area on November 24, though the pilot parachutes to safety.  Putin was furious, condemning the Turkish attack.

Then: ¬†Iran was Turkey’s biggest trading partner and next door neighbour – until Turkey decided to host the establishment of a NATO missile shield in September 2011. ¬† Iran believed the U.S. wanted to detect missiles fired from within her borders, in order to protect Israel from any counter-attack should Israel target Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Iranian clerics looking at an Iranian missile

Then:  In addition, Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Turkey should rethink its policies over Syria, the NATO defense shield, and promotion of secularism over the Arab world following the Arab Spring.

Then: relations between these three countries, in general, were in the toilet.  That is, until July 15-16, when without warning, members of the Turkish First Army, Second Army, Third Army, Turkish Navy, Turkish Air Force and Turkish Gendarmie launched a full-scale military coup against the government, utilizing a shocking 8,651 soldiers, 1,676 non-commissioned officers, 1,214 military students, 35 planes (including 24 fighter jets), 37 helicopters, 74 tanks, 246 armored vehicles and 3 warships.

img_9418The conclusion of this coup has been even more shocking than its commencement. More than 15,000 arrested, including (presumably) almost anyone who ever opposed this current government Рwhich could easily lead to a dictatorship.  Even worse, the Turkish government is furious with NATO for not coming to her aid, although one wonders what kind of military response they expected when the whole thing was over in 2 days, and came without warning.

One also wonders how nearly 10,000 troops could have begun this coup on cue, in every single branch of the military, and NO ONE in government had any clue it was coming? ¬†That’s either gross incompetence or collusion.

I smell a setup so this President could pull Turkey out of NATO and become allies with Russia all on one fell swoop.  Someone somewhere was brilliantly pulling these strings Рperhaps Putin himself.  He did it in Crimea Рwhy not here?

This¬†story has just begun. ¬†Regardless,¬†the real story here is that the 2,600 year old prophecies of the prophet Ezekiel, chapter 38, just became today’s front page news:

The word of the Lord came to me: 2 ‚ÄúSon of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog [Russia], the chief prince of[a] Meshek and Tubal [Turkey]; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‚ÄėThis is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[b] Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army‚ÄĒyour horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia [Iran], Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops‚ÄĒthe many nations with you.

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Posted August 11, 2016

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The Mighty Military Arsenal of ISIS


ISIS should have been bombed into extinction months ago, yet they continue to fight on, thanks to an international online video recruiting program that has been both incredibly shocking… and highly successful. But the true secret of ISIS’ military success lies in its vast and terrifying arsenal of military equipment, some purchased illegally, but most of which…

…is American.


June 23, 2014 photo of Islamic State fighters parade in a captured Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (Credit: Associated Press)

The spectre of ISIS looms across the world – they seem to be everywhere, lurking in every shadow, behind every tree. And in the Middle East, there is a sense that they are not only unbreakable, but their ranks continue to swell with new recruits each passing day. In our Western countries, they are the threat of death and destruction in any / all of our major cities.

Of course, that’s all nonsense, and quite frankly their greatest mouthpieces are our own Western media outlets, who portray them as the 900-pound gorilla boogeyman under the bed. In fact, Reuters reported in January 2016 that in the previous year, ISIS lost 40% of its territory. The same article reports that in fact they have been steadily losing ground since mid-2014. However, that’s certainly not the message that our media is portraying, and regardless, helping ISIS win a propaganda war, whether intentionally or not, makes them culpable for every crime committed by the terrorist thugs.

However, there is absolutely no doubt that they are well-equipped in their Middle East military missions – this is neither mere propaganda nor myth. ¬†And ¬†we can indirectly thank the military of the United States of America for that. ¬†I’ll explain more as to why in a moment.

Here is a taste of what the Allied powers are facing every day, as they fight this ISIS nightmare in Syria and Iraq:


T-55 Tanks

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

It’s reported that ISIS has¬†30 Soviet T-55 tanks, produced from the end of World War II through the 1980s. Analysts aren’t sure if ISIS even knows how to maintain them (or frankly,¬†even how to OPERATE them) but despite their age, the tanks¬†¬†remain operational in up to 50 armies around the world. They¬†hAve heavy armor, along with a 100-mm rifled gun and a secondary 7.62-mm machine gun.


T-62 Tanks

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The T-62 is heavily armored, has a¬†115-mm main tank gun along with two secondary machine guns. It’s¬†estimated¬†that ISIS has 15 T-62 model tanks. THey were the¬†main Soviet battle tank that was developed to replace the T-55, and were used extensively by the Iraqis to considerable success during the Iran-Iraq war.


T-72 Ural Tanks

(Credit: Jacob H. Smith/US Army)

ISIS militants have an estimated five to 10 T-72 tanks, although it is unknown whether they can keep the vehicles in working order. The T-72 tank is the second-generation Soviet battle tank, first entering production in 1971, and still rolling off the assembly line today.  The tanks are heavily armored and feature a 125-mm main gun, a secondary machine gun and an antiaircraft gun.


BRDM-2 Armored Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has captured an estimated six of these armored vehicles. The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armored patrol car that was first created by the Soviet Union in the 1960s.  Operated by a crew of four, the vehicle has a 14.5-mm heavy machine gun as its main armament, along with a 7.62-mm secondary general-purpose machine gun.


MT-LB Armored Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS is believed to have two BRDM-2s, both of which were captured in Iraq. Like the BRDM-2, the MT-LB is a Soviet amphibious auxiliary armored vehicle, first introduced in the late 1960s and still operating today. In 2012, the Iraqi Army struck a deal with Bulgaria for the procurement of 500 MT-LBs, which can fit 13 people each. Its main armament is a 7.62-mm machine gun.


BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS is believed to have 20 such infantry fighting vehicles in its arsenal. The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. Introduced into service in the late 1960s, the vehicle was first used in combat during the Yom Kippur War by Egypt and Syria against Israel.  The BMP-1 can fit 8 trooms and 3 crew members. It has a 73-mm semiautomatic gun along with a 7.62-mm secondary machine gun.


122 mm 2S1 Gvozdika Self-Propelled Artillery

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has an estimated three 2S1 Gvozdikas. First introduced into service in the early 1970s, this Soviet piece of self-propelled artillery is highly maneuverable and amphibious, whigh ISIS can bring to the front easily.  The Gvozdika fires 122 mm shells at a semiautomatic pace. It has a conventional range of 9.5 miles.


Humvees

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ISIS acquired an entire fleet of US-built Humvees when it stormed Mosul. The US had provided these same Humvees to the Iraqi Army, who idiotically¬†fled the city like cowards and left it open to plunder by ISIS. ¬†The vehicles allow for quick and effective movement across rough terrain.¬†Humvee’s heavy armor protects forces against small-arms fire as well as against collateral damage from indirect explosions. The vehicles offer little protection against land mines or buried IEDs, however.


AK-47s

(Credit: Flickr/Carsten Lorentzen)
(Credit: Flickr/Carsten Lorentzen)

Although ISIS does not have a weapon of choice, the AK-47 has become the group’s standard assault rifle because of its low cost, durability, availability, and ease of use. ¬†Originally developed by the Soviets but quickly spread to other armies and irregular forces around the world. AK-47s are lightweight, fairly effective, and remarkably easy to obtain.


82 mm B-10 Recoilless Rifle

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

The B-10 recoilless rifle is an old Soviet weapon system first introduced into service in the 1950s. Although the weapon is now considered obsolete, it was used by a wide range of countries during the Cold War, including Syria and Iraq.  ISIS likely stole the B-10 from various military bases in regions now under its control in both Iraq and Syria. The recoilless rifle fires modified artillery shells that function well against tanks and other heavy armor.


105 mm M40 Recoilless Rifle

(Credit: Alambar News)
(Credit: Alambar News)

It is believed that ISIS only has one M40 recoilless rifle. The M40 recoilless rifle is a lightweight antitank weapon that was made by the US. The weapon entered into service in the mid-1950s, and it quickly became used throughout the world.  Syria and Iraq never purchased the weapons, bur somehow the weapons fell into the hands of various rebel forces in Syria before ultimately being captured by ISIS forces.


M79 Osa Rocket Launcher

(Credit: Alanbar News)
(Credit: Alanbar News)

The M79 Osa rocket launcher fires a 90-mm shell that is highly effective against tanks and fortified positions.¬†Investigative journalist Elliot Higgins (perhaps better known as Brown Moses) believes that these weapons originated in Croatia before being smuggled to Syrian rebels by Saudi Arabia. ISIS has used these rockets to devastating effect against the Iraqi Security Forces’ armored vehicles.


RBG-6 Grenade Launchers

(Credit: Brown Moses)

This semiautomatic grenade launcher is lightweight and intended for infantry use. ¬†Saudi Arabia smuggled Croatian RBG-6 launchers into Syria, according to Brown Moses. The grenade launchers eventually found their way into ISIS’ hands and are now being used in Iraq as well.


RPG-7s

(Credit: Associated Press)
(Credit: Associated Press)

Iraq is awash with RPG-7s, with the Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish peshmerga, and ISIS all using rocket-propelled grenades. ¬†RPG-7s are highly portable unguided shoulder-launched antitank weapons. These systems are durable and relatively low cost. They’re also fairly simple to use, and¬†can reach distances of up to 920 meters, although at greater range the projectile may self-destruct without hitting a target.


Multiple Rocket Launchers

(Credit: Dmitry A. Mottl/Wikipedia)
(Credit: Dmitry A. Mottl/Wikipedia)

Photographs distributed by ISIS supporters and media show the group having access to three varieties of multiple-rocket launchers: the 57 mm UB-16, the 107 mm Type 63, and the 122 mm BM-21. These systems can fire multiple rockets a second at a range of approximately 13 miles. ISIS has had multiple opportunities to seize the weapon systems from a number of conquered military bases in Iraq and Syria.


M198 Howitzer

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia

The M198 howitzer is a medium-size artillery piece that must be towed between locations. It was developed for service within the US Army after World War II.  The M198 can fire rounds upward of 14 miles. This howitzer can launch a variety of munitions, including high explosives, rocket-assisted projectiles, and white phosphorus. ISIS most likely captured these American howitzers from Iraqi Army troops after they fled their bases.


Type 59-1 Field Gun

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The Type 59-1 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet M-46 M1954 towed field gun. The M-46 was first produced by the Soviets in 1954. At one point, the M-46 had the longest range of any artillery system in the world with a 17-mile maximum firing range.  The Type 59-1 is a licensed Chinese copy of the significantly lighter M-46. Both the Syrian and Iraqi militaries made use of the Type 59-1 field gun, providing numerous source points from which ISIS might have acquired this weapon.


D-30 Howitzer

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia)

The D-30 Howitzer is Soviet artillery piece that was first created in the 1960s. The D-30 must be towed between locations, and the barrel of the D-30 is used in the 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery (which ISIS also has).

The weapon can fire a sustained five to six rounds per minute at an effective firing range of approximately 10 miles.


Antiaircraft Guns

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The ZU-23-2 is a Soviet antiaircraft autocannon firate produced in 1960 ano continuing to the present day. This autocannon fires 23-mm rounds at a rate of 400 rounds per minute.  The ZU-23-2 can fire effectively at up to two miles, and it is designed to strike at low-flying targets as well as armored vehicles. This weapon has been used heavily so far in the Syrian Civil War, and it is also in the arsenal of the Iraqi Army.  ISIS captured small numbers of 14.5 mm KPV, 14.5 mm ZPU2, 23 mm ZU-23, 37 mm Type 65, and 57 mm AZP S-60 antiaircraft guns from the Syrian and Iraqi arimes.


23 mm ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Guns

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has at least two ZSU-23-4s in its arsenal. The ZSU-23-4 is a lightly armored antiaircraft system, is radar-guided and self-propelled, allowing for it to be easily transported between locations. Although the ZSU was only produced into the 1980s, it continues to be used in various countries that had arms agreements with the Soviet Union.  ISIS likely captured the ZSUs in their inventory from the Syrian military.


9K32 Strela-2 MANPADS

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

The Strela-2 is the first generation of Soviet shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile systems, introduced in the late 1960s.  The Strela-2 continues to be used in places where the Soviets once sold weapons, including both Iraq and Syria Рallowing ISIS many opportunities to seize them.


Antitank Missiles

(Credit: Wikemedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikemedia Commons)

The HJ-8 is an antitank missile that has been manufactured by China since the late 1980s. HJ-8s have an operational range of up to 6,000 meters, and the system is partially based on the US BGM-71 TOW missile.  HJ-8s are highly effective against armor, bunkers, and fortifications. The Free Syrian Army has been using these missiles to great success against the Syrian Arab Army since June 2013, although now ISIS has managed to incorporate these weapons into its arsenal.  ISIS has also acquired 9M14m Malyutka-M, 9M111M Faktoriya, 9M113 Konkurs, 9K115-3 Metis-M, 9M133 Kornet, and I-RAAD antitank missiles for its inventory.


DShK 1938 Machine Gun

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia)

The DShK 1938 is a Soviet heavy machine gun dating from 1938. It became the standard heavy machine gun of the Soviet Union during World War II, and it is still in production around the world.  The DShK has several uses, including as an antiaircraft weapon and heavy infantry support weapon. It can fire 600 rounds per minute. The weapon can be mounted on cars for easy use and maneuverability. ISIS most likely stole these machine guns from either the Syrian or Iraqi armies.


MiG fighter jets

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

It is highly doubtful that ISIS has the capability to fly the MiGs it captured during the fight over Taqaba ‚ÄĒ the planes may not even be airworthy.

ISIS has captured plenty of weaponry that it most likely doesn’t have the expertise or military infrastructure to operate, including a Russian version of the American Sidewinder missile that was looted from Taqaba and a¬†ballistic missile that it paraded through Raqqa, Syria. ¬†Nevertheless, ISIS fighters posed in front of Russian-made MiG-21B fighters after the battle:

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted July 31, 2016

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Iran’s Nuclear Program – Made in AMERICA

As talking heads in the news media still debate the actual terms of the¬†Iran nuclear agreement that President Obama pushed through in July 2015 –¬†we wanted to advise some of you and remind the rest¬†where this¬†Iranian nuclear program came from in the first place.

We¬†not going to take time to debate the pros and cons¬†of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, nor question¬†the 2012 U.S. intelligence reports stating Iran had no nuclear capabilities¬†or¬†the opposing¬†2012 Israeli reports that¬†Iran was “6-7 months”¬†away from a bomb. ¬†We won’t even look into the reasons why the U.S just implemented a European shield in May 2016 against the very Iranian missiles we were told this agreement protected us from in the first place.

We just wanted you to know that the Iranian nuclear program, as Bruce Springsteen so powerfully rocked it, was born in the U.S.A.


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America’s anguish with¬†the¬†Iranian nuclear program is hard to understand, when the facts clearly show that Washington exported nuclear technology to Tehran in the first place.

Russia may have become Iran’s best nuclear supplier since the 1979 Revolution, but, in the earliest days of Tehran’s flirtation with the atom, it was the Eisenhower Administration that provided encouragement, equipment, funds and uranium to kick-start an Iranian nuclear program.

An instructive timeline of America’s shifting views towards the Iranian Atom (compiled by the Iranian Website Alakhbar) details this curious history.

The Shah of Iran greets President Eisenhower at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on December 14, 1959. (Credit: Unknown)
The Shah of Iran greets President Eisenhower at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on December 14, 1959. (Credit: Unknown)

Beginning as far back as the 1950s, the US was busy promoting nuclear power around the world and one of the nuclear industry’s first clients was Iran ‚Äď then under the control of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, a pro-Western despot who held power through the brutal excesses of his secret police, the Savak.

133 million of these “Atoms for Peace” stamps were printed by the U.S. Postal Service, in honor of President Eisenhower’s 1953 speech to the U.N. (Credit: Mystic Stamp.com)

In December 1953, President Eisenhower, trying to shed the image of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the world’s consciousness, stood before the United Nations and pledged to find a way to use the incredible discovery of nuclear power for peaceful means, in his famed speech “Atoms for Peace”.

In 1957, under his¬†“Atoms for Peace” program, the US inked a civilian nuclear development deal with Iran. Three years later, the US sold a small research reactor to Iran. After the reactor went online in 1967, Iran signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

In 1970, the US (joined by France and Germany) began negotiations for the construction of as many as 20 nuclear reactors inside Iran. The “nuclear superpowers” also reportedly discussed establishing an Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Little proof today exists of this supposed plan by¬†Washington for an Iranian bomb program but it certainly heard a lot about Iran’s civilian nuclear power program. ¬†The Shah had an incredibly progressive plan to build up to 23 nuclear reactors by 2000.

Construction of the first Iranian reactor, the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, in the 1970s. (Public Domain)
Construction of the first Iranian reactor, the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, in the 1970s. (Public Domain)

And it was as a result of this aggressive program of building nuclear power plants in Iran that we found¬†Iran’s despotic and tyrannical Shah starring in a string of eye-grabbing nuclear power ads in the USA, as seen above.

The Shah Loves Nukes So Why Don’t You?

The advertising campaign was backed by large energy companies like Westinghouse and General Electric and the ads carried the names of burgeoning nuclear operators from across several East Coast states.

The ads, which began to appear in the early 1970s, bore the slogan “Nuclear Energy. Today’s Answer.” Small print at the bottom identified the sponsors: Boston Edison, Eastern Utilities Association, New England Power Co., Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, New England Gas and Electric Companies.

The ads featured a striking photo of the Shah, in all his embroidered, beribboned, imperial splendor, epaulets ablaze and medallions aglow. Hovering over his photo was the phrase: “Guess Who’s Building Nuclear Power Plants.” Notice, there was no question mark at the end of the sentence because there was no question about the message.

The Shah of Iran is sitting on top of one of the largest reservoirs of oil in the world,” the ad copy began. “Yet he’s building two nuclear plants and planning two more to provide electricity for his country. He knows the oil is running out ‚Äď and time with it.”

It reads today like an Earth Day message delivered by a well-meaning nuclear industry that wanted nothing more than to save the world from a plague of oil spills, pollution and global warming. ¬†But the real message wasn’t about the shortcomings of fossil fuels, it was about the abiding fear of atoms.

The Shah “wouldn’t build the plants now if he doubted their safety,” the ad copy read. “He’d wait. As many Americans want to do.” But the message was clear – the Shah was wiser than the average American. “The Shah knows that nuclear energy is not only economical, it has enjoyed a remarkable 30-year safety record.

Two major problems with the ad – yes, the Shah WAS “building” reactors, but they were never “built” as long as he lived. And they were never built by American companies – German contractors got that honor. ¬†When the Iranian Revolution began in 1979, the first reactor was 85% complete, the second 50%, and the Ayatollah’s proclamation that the project was¬†“un-Islamic” stopped construction. ¬†The project wasn’t completed by new contractors from¬†Russia until 2009!

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First atomic bomb test, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. (Credit: Encyclopedia Britannica)

The¬†30-year “safety record” of nuclear energy also included little historical footnotes like:

  • The first atomic tests at Alamogordo,
  • The two bombs that destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nakasaki, killing up to 246,000 people, and
  • Years of above-ground nuclear bomb tests that spread fallout around the world.

Leaving aside those footnotes, the advertising copy pressed on to argue that atomic power’s safety record was “good enough for the citizens of Plymouth, Massachusetts, too. They’ve approved their second nuclear plant by a vote of almost 4 to 1. Which shows you don’t have to go as far as Iran for an endorsement of nuclear power.

Shah-Bomb, Shah-Bomb

But the Shah wasn’t in the nuclear game just to keep the lights on in Tehran someday, somewhere over the rainbow. There was more to it. ¬†The Shah tipped his hand in 1974 when he boasted to a French reporter that he expected to be “in possession of a nuclear bomb much sooner than is believe” (sic).

President Gerald Ford publicly supported the Shah’s nuclear ambitions, as did his White House henchmen Dick Cheney, Ronald Rumsfeld and Henry Kissinger who served as the Shah’s nuclear lobby in Washington.

By 1978, relations between Washington and Tehran were so cozy that the US bestowed its “most favored nation” status on the country, which allowed Iran to undertake the reprocessing of nuclear fuel (a sure pathway to acquiring “weapons-grade” uranium).

The Shah’s nuclear ambitions were never realized, however. In 1979, a popular revolution toppled the Shah and the hated Savak. The country’s new leaders terminated the nuclear pacts with the West and ordered the nuclear program shut down for religious reasons.

So clearly,¬†while some say that they cannot take credit or blame for where Iran’s nuclear program is today (which is debatable after¬†the signing¬†of this Iran nuclear agreement), America started Iran’s nuclear ball rolling. ¬†We pray to God that it never actually becomes full realized.

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By Shawn J., Founding Editor
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Posted April 14, 2016.  Updated October 16, 2016

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By Calling Out Community, Posted October 12, 2015. Updated January 17, 2016

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Secretary of State John Kerry after a news conference on Iran nuclear talks in Vienna. (Credit: Carlos Barria/Agence France-Presse)

On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union (EU), and the Islamic Republic of Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  This, incidentally, is likely the most irrelevant, unrelated title for a document in history.

The JCPOA was sold to the general public as a way of ensuring that Iran does not pose a near or even distant danger to the world through its already-existent nuclear program, which it says is solely for energy generation purposes.

imagesHowever, as news reports about the JCPOA came out, and details were more clearly realized, we were shocked to discover just how badly this had been negotiated. The deal left far too many things on the table, and took off safeguards that seemed totally ludicrous.

One of the most notable was the blessing by the International Atomic Energy Agency for Iran to inspect some of its own facilities and report back its findings – though two senior U.S. officials told NBC News that the unusual arrangement between the IAEA and Tehran related only to “past military activity” and that UN inspectors, including IAEA Director Yukiya Amano, would be on site to supervise the Iranians at every step of the way.

Past military activity? That makes no sense – Iran has never yet built or used a nuclear weapon, so the entire program must be under suspicion for military use, or they wouldn’t have pushed to have an agreement to ensure it didn’t get used for evil.

The wolf was allowed to inspect the chicken coop, while the rest of us turkeys shook our heads in amazement.

q_60I and others believed that Iran would eventually show its true colors, however, and expose themselves for the conniving fraudsters that they are.¬† On October 11, 2015, they did just that, with the United States confirming that Iran had just tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in “clear violation” of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests.

The logic of this escapes me, if Iran is to be taken at face value in agreeing to this JCPOA. Why spend any time, energy, money or political capital to sign such an agreement on July 14, and then to test a ballistic missile on October 11 that would clearly rustle feathers?

Unless, of course, they meant to do this as a test of the United States’ will power and resolve.¬† They could have saved the missile fuel – we could have told them that the United States would do diddly squat about this.

Samantha-Power-Meme-10-14-2015The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said in an October 21 statement:

“The United States is deeply concerned about Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch. After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on Oct. 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon. This was a clear violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929.¬†¬†The United States is preparing a report on the incident for the Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee and will raise the matter directly with Security Council members in the coming days,” Power said.

In the coming days?  Well, before the U.S. could act, on December 8, the New York Times reported that Iran had test-fired another ballistic missile in November:

“The Obama administration is facing another difficult choice with Iran: As Tehran takes apart much of its nuclear infrastructure to win sanctions relief, how vocally should the White House condemn Iranian violations of United Nations resolutions on other issues?

Based on the first responses Tuesday to reports that Iran had conducted yet another launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the answer appears to be not very loudly. (emphasis mine)”

Then, on December 15, despite a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report that said Iran failed to fully cooperate with an investigation into its past nuclear weapons related work, the United States and the other members of the IAEA Board of Governors voted to close the book on this matter.  Unbelievable.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addressing the December meeting of the Board of Governors. (Credit: D. Calma/IAEA)
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addressing the December meeting of the Board of Governors. (Credit: D. Calma/IAEA)

The above-stated¬†IAEA Director General‚Äôs Final Assessment on Past and Present Outstanding Issues Regarding Iran‚Äôs Nuclear Programme¬†indicated that Iran engaged in ‚Äúcoordinated‚ÄĚ nuclear weapons activities until 2003 and that some nuclear-weapons work continued until 2009 – a bombshell that contradicts a controversial 2007 intelligence estimate that Iran had given up nuclear-weapons work completely in 2003.

Regardless of all these major concerns, the Obama administration did NOTHING.¬† In fact, yesterday (Saturday, July 16) Obama announced it was #ImplementationDay, the day when the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, says that Iran has curbed its nuclear program enough to begin receiving relief on sanctions, the terms of which were laid out in the JCPOA. “Today marks the moment that the Iran nuclear agreement transitions from an ambitious set of promises on paper to measurable action in progress,” U.S Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday in Vienna.

And today, January 17, the US announced it was imposing fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over the recent ballistic missile tests. The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile program from using the US banking system.

untitledI’m sorry – pardon me?¬† Imagine, telling 11 Iranians that they are international¬†bad boys, and are now restricted from¬†using¬†their ATM cards in Chicago.¬†¬† Wow, don’t¬†go crazy and tell them that Burger King in Philadelphia is off limits to them too!

I’m sure they were laughing…all the way to the bank somewhere else.¬† What a joke. Iran test-fired, then tested the resolve of the United States and its allies related to this JCPOA – and won the day. In fact, President Obama even stated today that the sanctions lifted as part of the JCPOA deal were “smart”.

Oh, Obama, they were stupid as hell – and so are you.¬† And if you have led us to ruin over this deal, as many of your “fellow citizens” as possible will be demanding your arrest, trial for crimes against humanity. and then we’ll happily strap you to the ground at the projected ground zero of the first nuclear missile that Iran launches against the Israel or the West.

Let’s see if THAT finally…blows your mind.

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A Tale Of Three Presidential Palaces

by Calling Out Community, Posted August 27, 2015

Presidential Palace of Palestine

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Palestine’s Presidential

It was announced today (August 27)  that for the past two years, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abu Mazen has been overseeing construction on a massive $13 million (and counting) new presidential residence and office Рa grand palace that will be located near Ramallah on a sprawling 11-acre estate, which will include:

…four storeys, a very large garden, fountains, a helicopter pad, and a six-meter-high external wall. Additional reports claim that this palace also contains a luxury swimming pool, closed water and electricity systems, and an underground bunker.

The PA’s announcement said that at Abu Mazen’s orders, the palace would be built in royal style and decorated with Islamic motifs. The announcement also stated that the palace “would be used to house heads of state from around the world visiting Palestine, as is proper for a developed and respectable country.

Only a few problems with that announced rationale:

  1. Palestine is not a country.   Despite the majority of United Nations members approving United Nations General Assembly Resolution 67/19 on November 29, 2012, giving Palestine non-member state observer status, Palestine is not yet eligible to join the United Nations as an independent country.
  2. The Palestinian Territories are hardly “developed”, and until they are, any received or earned funds by the PA should be used to continue that development. ¬†In fact, at an October 2014 donor conference held to rebuild Palestine (after Israel’s military operation to rout terrorists last year), the world pledged $5.4 billion to remove the 4 million tones of bombed-out debris and rebuild. ¬†They have delivered only $1 billion a year later, because the PA government couldn’t be trusted then. ¬†Now, it’s pretty clear they are screwed.
  3. In the eyes of the world, the Palestinian Authority is hardly “respectable”. ¬†In fact, respect begins at home,¬†and Hamas is furious. ¬†“While Abu Mazen calls on the world for aid in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, he is wasting the Palestinian national funds on ostentation and waste,” a media outlet identified with Hamas charged. ¬†Even the thugs in imperialistic Iran¬†cancelled a meeting on August 10, 2015 with PA authorities, upset with their recent choices in global friends (Saudi Arabia).¬†¬†

Many media accounts, including Newsweek, make note of the fact that with the Palestinian economy in shambles and most Palestinians living in dire poverty, the timing and style of Abbas’ proposed opulent palace could not be worse:

  • For more than a year, doctors, nurses, paramedics, administrators and cleaners at Gaza‚Äôs Shifa Hospital have not received their salaries. Still, they continue to attend to at least 300 patients each day. ‚ÄúWe might get a voucher worth US$25 [Dh92] to spend on food and every two months maybe we receive $200,‚ÄĚ an orthopaedic doctor told The National.
  • The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) went on strike August¬†24, closing its schools to 500,000 Palestinian kids. ¬†It faces what is has described as its ‚Äúmost severe financial crisis ever‚ÄĚ, appealing for $100 million to begin the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The Palestinian authority owed nearly $500 million (2 billion shekels) to the Israel Electric Company (IEC)¬†for well over a year for electricity supplied to Northern Electric, the Palestinian firm which purchases and distributes the electricity to the West Bank and Gaza. ¬†On February 23, 2015 the fed-up IEC cut power to the West Bank cities of Nablus (biblical Shechem) and Jenib in the dead of winter to force bill payment. The shutoff drew global criticism, though even the NEC chairman agreed the money was owed, and confirmed the shut down was for only 30 minutes. ¬†He also states that IEC had also planned to cut Arab-dominated East Jerusalem power for 2 hours, but scrapped the idea.
  • According to the CIA World Factbook, the West Bank and Gaza Strip‚Äôs GDP per capita in 2012 stood at $4,900, compared to $33,400 in Israel and $54,800 in the United States.

To add insult to injury, the new presidential compound will be built on a street named after Yahya Ayyash, nicknamed ‚ÄúThe Engineer,‚ÄĚ a Hamas military commander who orchestrated at least seven bombing attacks against Israeli civilian targets in the mid-1990s. ¬†In 1996, Ayyash was assassinated by Israel in Gaza City.

Yes, What a legacy for a “developed” and “respectable” country –¬†to put your ¬†palace on such a stupidly-named street.

Prime Minister’s New Plane and Posh Place

2009 proposed Prime Minister's residence and office, Jerusalem
2009 proposed Prime Minister’s residence and office, Jerusalem

It didn’t take long for the loony left wing media to actually try to JUSTIFY the building of said palace, as Israel is currently going through the same discussions for the building of a new residence and office for the Prime Minister.¬† Newsweek¬†reported:

…the cost of the [Palestinian] palace is dwarfed by that being spent on the construction of a new combined residence and office in Jerusalem for the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The project, approved by the Israeli government in May 2014, is estimated to cost $188 million.

It‚Äôs a false comparison. Newsweek does not mention the costs of similar structures in other modern states. But more to the point, Israel is not in the midst of an economic collapse, unable to see to the basic needs of its residents.¬† It pays its power bills, and it’s employees, and even¬†its Palestinian neighbours as well.¬† And if it has money left over to build an ice cream shop made out of solid gold for the Prime Minister of Israel (which isn’t happening), that’s Israel’s business.

When Palestinians refuse Israeli help and do everything they can through BDS to destroy her economy, as well as launching thousands of rockets at her cities, then go out and beg for world wide support to just put food on their tables – and then we hear what they are REALLY spending the money on – that’s¬†everyone’s business.

Not only is the Palestinian economy in free fall, the massive amounts of foreign aid given to the PA have been wasted due to widespread corruption. According to Palestinian journalist Khaled Abu Toameh (speaking after a delegation of U.S. Congressman visited the PA)

Of course, the Palestinian Authority prime minister did not tell the visiting U.S. Congressmen that the $4.5 billion the Americans invested in promoting Palestinian democracy went down the drain or ended up in secret Swiss bank accounts.

In contrast, the proposal for the Israeli complex was developed by a public committee and approved by the government.  In giving a green light to the projects, the government ministers approved a plan drafted by a specially appointed public committee which, in December 2013, was tasked with investigating the cost effectiveness of investing in a new airplane for the President and Prime Minister of Israel, and a residence, officially known as Beit Aghion, for the prime minister.

In a report last month, the committee noted the many logistical problems associated with the lack of an official, dedicated aircraft for state visits as well as with the current prime minister’s residence, which is not located near the prime minister’s office.

Of course, the Israeli prime minister is an elected position so it would be false to describe the new building as being for the benefit of Benjamin Netanyahu. There could very well be a new prime minister by the time construction is complete. Not so for Mahmoud Abbas, still in power more than five years after the end of his term with no prospect of elections in sight.

Presidential Palace on Pennsylvania Avenue

It would be a good idea to remember that there is another building that combines the residence and office of a nation‚Äôs leader – and the current occupant of that residence also gets free housing paid for by his country, while simultaneously racking up a $13 trillion addition to his nation’s debt in the last 6 years. ¬†Yet Newsweek didn‚Äôt feel it was necessary or relevant to reference that cost. ¬†Great reporting (cough).

Well, we will mention the cost.  A book about presidential perks published in 2012 revealed that taxpayers spend about $1.4 billion per year paying for the staffing, housing, transportation and entertaining of President Barack Obama’s White House.

Now another author, John F. Groom, explains in The 1.4 Billion Dollar Man: Costs of the Obama White House exactly how researchers came up with that $1.4 billion estimate:

‚ÄúOne of the most important things to note about the $1.4 billion figure is that it specifically does NOT include the cost of running the White House‚Äôs policy operations ‚Äď the $1.4 billion is money that is directly related to the president and his family,‚ÄĚ Groom writes in the book

Here‚Äôs the breakdown, according to Groom. ¬†I’ve highlighted a few of the more shocking ones:

‚ÄĘ President‚Äôs salary and allowance: $450,000
‚ÄĘ White House building operating expenses: $14,658,000
‚ÄĘ White House Grounds: $6,057,000
‚ÄĘ Vacations: $20,000,000
‚ÄĘ Health care for the first family, including traveling medical staff and equipment: $7,000,000

‚ÄĘ Campaign expenses not reimbursed to government: $311,000,000
‚ÄĘ White House staff: $7,985,420
‚ÄĘ Office of Administration budget: $14,481,000
‚ÄĘ Special missions including White House Communications Agency: $161,252,000
‚ÄĘ Military salary costs: $153,441,360
‚ÄĘ Salary costs for presidential airlift squadron: $75,000,000
‚ÄĘ Presidential plane fleet: $44,000,000
‚ÄĘ Presidential helicopter fleet: $300,000,000
‚ÄĘ Ground transportation: $2,200,000
‚ÄĘ Transportation total: $346,200,000
‚ÄĘ Secret Service: $259,152,884

Working hard - or hardly working - at the White House
Working hard – or hardly working – at the White House

Now, regardless of whether you are an American Democrat or Republican, or a concerned citizen elsewhere in the more sane parts of the world, it is difficult to swallow that any man would possibly warrant or deserve that kind of lavish spending on their personal care, at a time when he has blown so many trillions of dollars of American’s hard-earned and easily-taken dollars.

A $20 million tab for vacations would make a Saudi oil sheik choke – but $7 million to pay the health care coss of 4 completely-healthy people in Obama’s household? Oh right, smells like Obamacare to me.

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Holocaust & Hiroshima – Iran’s Plan To Disarm Israel

by Calling Out Community, Posted August 18, 2015

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The Palestinian Authority and former Iranian Presidents meet

It’s been reported that sometime in the next two months, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will visit Iran. ¬†On the surface, ¬†the meeting of two Islamic state leaders doesn’t seem that big of a stretch – but actually there is no love lost between Hamas and Tehran, their relationship having been recently defined as “frosty” at best.

The reasons are well-known – it was reported by the Huffington Post’s Arabic edition just two weekends ago¬†that Iran had just canceled a scheduled visit by a Hamas delegation to the Islamic Republic in response to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Tehran’s rival Saudi Arabia last month.

However, the two sides have a mutual hatred of Israel, so it was inevitable that they should eventually join forces.¬† The¬†Jerusalem Post reported August 11 that one item on the upcoming agenda between Abbas and the Iranian President will be a campaign against Israel‚Äôs nuclear program.¬† Ahmed Majdalani, former cabinet minister in the Hamas Government, and current Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)¬†said on Monday, August 10 that his recent visit to Iran was reported to be on an agreement to “revive the idea of an international conference to rid the region of Israel‚Äôs nuclear arsenal and weapons of mass destruction“.

In either an instance of very poor timing, or related interest, the United States declassified a number of documents from 1969-1972 yesterday (Tuesday, August 18) dealing with Israel’s nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post rightfully wonders about the timing:

The publication of the documents comes as part of a routine release of historical information by the US State Department.  However, the timing of the revelations, on the background of the disagreement between Israel and the US over the nuclear agreement with Iran, lends them an extra meaning.

There are those who would claim that the timing of the release is not a coincidence, and is in fact intended to embarrass Israel, which staunchly opposes the deal with Iran, and embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who continues in his efforts to challenge the Obama administration and influence Congress to reject the deal.

At last –¬†we may have finally¬†discovered the¬†real¬†reason both Obama and Iran were in such a hurry to sign this deal; why some of the side deals were top secret and we may never know them; and why Obama has been such a jackass (even more than his usual jackassish personae) toward Israel during this entire deal deliberation with Iran.

ParchinSiteBut wait, there’s more! ¬†The Associated Press, in an exclusive today (August 19), is¬†reporting that they have gotten their hands on the text of one of these top secret side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and it’s a shocker:

Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press…

…The newly disclosed side agreement, for an investigation of the Parchin nuclear site by the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency, is linked to persistent allegations that Iran has worked on atomic weapons. That investigation is part of the overarching nuclear-limits deal.

The report goes on to state that those negotiating the deal with Iran were not only briefed on this side deal, but had agreed to it in principle before they announced the agreement with Iran had been made.  This is beyond outrageous.  The wolf is allowed to inspect the henhouse now, is it?

never-let-a-fox-in-the-hen-houseThe Western media has, likely now due to criminal culpability, kept completely silent on this story.  They have so supported the Obama administration throughout this debacle, that they should be charged with criminal intent to aid and abet in this outrageous affair.  Do you not think the American people should know about this, before their Congressmen decide to vote on the issue?  Do you believe that Congressmen would have even known about this in advance?

Fox News is one of only a few Western media outlets to pick up on this story (not a surprise).  The other brave outlets include:

  • Victoria, BC’s Times-Colonist newspaper!
  • the Macon Telegraph¬†(Beacon, Georgia paper)
  • the Cap Times (Madison, Wisconsin paper)
  • The Washington Examiner (Washington,. DC –¬†distributes its content via daily online reports and a weekly magazine only), with the unbelievable headline: “State [Department] ‘very comfortable’ with deal letting Iran inspect its own site”.¬† Are they on crack?
  • The Washington Times¬†(Washington, DC – readership of about 100,000)

In an embarrassing contrast:

  • The Washington Post¬†had an article on Iran as well – the visit of the China Philharmonic Orchestra to that totalitarian nation.¬† For some reason, though two of their city’s competitors picked up on the story right away, this mighty media outlet, which boasted in April that they had broken records with more than 52 million visitors the month before to their site, is completely silent on one of the most important issues of our time.¬† Why?¬† Because they are always regarded at Obama’s official mouthpieces
  • the New York Times, also was silent on the story.¬† In fact, the word “Iran” could not be found in a search of the first page of their site.¬† It’s most recent story on Iran?¬† Wall Street Journal Criticizes Iranian Media Accounts Maligning Its Reporter.¬† Wow, it actually takes effort to ignore a story this big about Iran and not look completely stupid.
  • Russian S-300 missile defence system, which Iran is signing a deal for next week with Moscow
    Russian S-300 missile defence system, which Iran is signing a deal for next week with Moscow

    CNN – also silent on the side inspection¬†agreement with Iran.¬† However, they carry a story that might be equally as scary:¬† “U.S. concerned about Russian arms sales to Iran”¬† What?¬† They do have $150 billion now to spend on whatever they want, thanks to the relaxing of sanctions.¬† The story states:

U.S. officials are concerned that Russia is moving ahead with plans to sell Iran a sophisticated missile defense system that could undercut Washington’s ability to challenge Tehran’s airspace.¬† The advanced S-300 air defense system would mean that U.S. or Israeli warplanes likely couldn’t sneak into Iranian airspace if they wanted to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. Bombing the S-300 radar and missiles first would give the Iranians a warning that an attack would be on the way. (emphasis ours)

So much for a military intervention, should Iran say “screw you” to the West and not sign this deal.¬† But the State Department is “very comfortable“, according to the Washington Examiner, ¬†with Iran doing its own inspections?¬† Oh, well then we have nothing to worry about, do we?¬† I mean, if I didn’t have a calendar, I’d swear it had to be April Fool’s Day.¬† This just CAN’T be happening.¬† And Americans aren’t stupid – they would see this for what it is, but they aren’t being told.¬†We must get the message out.

Coming back to the original story, there is speculation that Iran and Hamas may have been actually been negotiating to force Israel to give up their nukes as well without even consulting them, under the guise of Iran doing the same and creating a nuclear-free Middle East. ¬†One normally would wonder how something so simple in hindsight could go unnoticed (or more likely, be perpetually ignored) by the Western news media.¬† Now, one doesn’t wonder so much about that – it’s expected.

Israeli F-16i fighter jet, which could carry a nuclear missile as a deterrent, should Arab League forces invade Israel again
Israeli F-16i fighter jet, which could carry a nuclear missile as a deterrent, should Arab League forces invade Israel again

Israel is, with question, the mortal enemy of Iran, according to the last several Presidents of the Islamic state in a row. Therefore, ¬†it would be surprising – shocking actually – if one of the items on the table with the United States was not a forced disarmament by Israel as well. ¬†Iran would use the excuse that their nuclear ambitions, though clearly energy-related only (cough), also act as a deterrent against the “aggressive monster” (their words, not ours) Israel.¬† Yet, Israel has possibly held nuclear weapons for decades as a deterrent against a fourth massive invasion by Arabic troops in less than 70 years.¬† Their nuclear program is no threat to a peaceful Middle East.¬† Iran, however, is a different matter.

Most Middle East security expert believe it’s highly unlikely Iran will totally comply with the nuclear deal it has yet to be signed anyway. They have dragged their feet for weeks since announcing the deal, as has the United States. ¬†However, to force its mortal enemy Israel to disarm its only real deterrent against all-out Arab invasion¬†(being Israel’s ‘reported’ nuclear weapons) would bring together in one possible event the two greatest horrors of the 20th Century:

Holocaust and Hiroshima

A Star of David burns in flames during a protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara December 28, 2008. Protesters demand from the Turkish government to end all kind of relations with Israeli government. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY) - RTR22VQC
A Star of David burns in flames during a protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara December 28, 2008. Protesters demand from the Turkish government to end all kind of relations with Israeli government. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY) – RTR22VQC

This would be the greatest blow to Israel that they have ever witnessed.¬† From a public relations standpoint alone, Iran, the United States and the United Nations have all ¬†never possessed a more ugly anti-Semitic mood then¬†they have right now.¬† But Israel’s Prime Minister was to shut up about this?¬† We were all supposed to go along with the “this is the best deal we could get” bulls–t?”

This is how I predict it will fly, and it will fly quickly. ¬†Obama is certainly no “friend to Israel” as he likes to state. ¬†He¬†makes statements that he’s “the closest thing to a Jew”¬†ever in the White House – then he made sure that remained true by snubbing¬†the¬†actually-elected¬†Jewish leader, the Prime Minister of Israel, in his joint session to Congress earlier in the year.

A quick footnote: ¬† Benjamin Netanyahu did not just appear and speak in the United States of his own volition. ¬†He¬†was officially invited by the Congress of the United States of America – “Republican-controlled” or otherwise – and protocol and social skills would normally dictate that you put up, shut up and show up – if for no other reason than to legitimize your criticism later.¬† But no, Obama hid in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue like the sewer rat that he is, waiting for the “Jewish¬†interloper” (not his exact words of course, but the actions speak louder than the words in this scenario) to get back on a plane headed for Jerusalem. ¬†Embarrassing. ¬†Pathetic. Shameful. ¬†Rude. ¬†Arrogant. Jackass of the Year.¬† Now, it seems, we can add¬†TRAITOROUS to this list of Obama adjectives as well.

This is the real Obama. ¬†Not ¬†the “Yes We Can” crap¬†of his first term. ¬†The mask is off, the sleeves are rolled up – and the most socialistic, anti-Israel, anti-American President¬†of the United States in history… is¬†finally¬†really getting to work. ¬†And U.S. authorities ought to be storming the White House tonight, arresting the bastard, and give him either life without parole or the electric chair for this crime against the United States, or crimes against humanity.

Barack Hussein (sniff) Obama¬†has done more damage to America in 6 years than the first 44 Presidents combined die…in the last 233 years before that.¬† It’s time to get your heads out of the sand – I know you want to believe that an American President couldn’t do this stuff, but regardless, HE IS.¬† It’s time to rise up and remove him from power before it’s too late.¬†

If it’s not already too late.

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The Massive Rally …That Never Happened?

by Calling Out Community, Posted July 24, 2015

The falling tree in the woods - did YOU hear it?
The falling tree on the island – did YOU hear it?

“If a tree were to fall on an island where there were¬†no human beings would there be any sound?”

Рpublished in The Chautauquan, June 1883

The famous question¬†¬†above, now told in a hundred different ways since, has morphed over the decades from it’s original intent into some weird¬†philosophical “thought experiment” that raised questions for decades about observation and knowledge of reality. ¬†People for decades have wanted to read into it, wanted to discover some deep esoteric meaning.

imagesOnly one problem with that – the¬†32-year old question was actually¬†scientific in nature – no “Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey” (i.e. SNL skit) required. ¬†In April 1884, Scientific American published the answer to this question to educate/entertain their readers, the contents of which may surprise you:scientific-american-v50-n14-1884-04-05_0000

Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognized as sound only at our nerve centers. The falling of the tree or any other disturbance will produce vibration of the air. If there be no ears to hear, there will be no sound.

Sigmund Freud and his cigar
Sigmund Freud and his cigar

As¬†Sigmund Freud¬†is¬†widely¬†quoted as saying:¬†“sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” – meaning that sometimes, there’s no symbolic meaning behind what you hear or see. ¬†It’s just facts as facts as presented. ¬†Becomes a bit ironic¬†as Freud is widely quoted with this sentence, and¬†there’s never been any evidence that he ever uttered a single word of it. ¬†Once again, an example of society’s perception of something morphing over time – being told something over and over again that’s not true, and suddenly it becomes true to the masses.

Fast forward to 2015, where we find¬†the mainstream news media, particularly in North America, considering themselves to be just such a type¬†of brainy bunch. ¬†Like the intellectually elite above,¬†they love to analyze and share their expertise on virtually every subject imaginable – jack of all trades and masters of none. ¬†And often, like the ethereal crowd looking at the fallen tree question, the media¬†loves to see things that aren’t there, and tell us that they are. ¬†They also like to ignore things that are there, and pretend they don’t exist.

It’s true that some¬†in the media have been stellar at their jobs, and were /¬†are even brilliant at it. ¬†The really good ones didn’t have to tell us they were- ¬†they showed it with their prose, depth of knowledge of the subject at hand, their ability to get the story (“just the¬†facts”) no matter what the barriers – and their skills in presenting the information, which allowed the average Harry &¬†Mary out there to¬†make educated decisions and form logical opinions on the subject.

The Hindenburg zeppelin goes up in flames at Lakehurt Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937
The Hindenburg zeppelin goes up in flames at Lakehurt Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937

America wept¬†with Walter Kronkite, as¬†he broke the news on November 22, 1963¬†that an assassin’s bulletin had slain their young President in Dallas. ¬†And who doesn’t¬†still get chills when they¬†hear the live radio¬†news report¬†from ¬†Herbert Morrison, witnessing¬†the Hindenburg explode and drop to the ground like a stone, killing 36 people. ¬†We trusted and respected guys like this for decades.

Not any more. ¬†Today’s¬†24-hour news cycle demands content, and suddenly the “talking head” was born. ¬†Around that same time, news organizations stopped caring so much about whether they got the facts straight (if they had any real facts at all) – because they could retract later. ¬†And the facts didn’t take long to tell – so they introduced¬†their OPINION of what was taking place as well, like their opinion matters or means anything.

Today, there is virtually no news item that isn’t¬†tainted by a touch of the “experts”, and there’s no universally accepted standard for the determination of an “expert” today in the news media – anyone can self-publish a book today and become an “expert” on the subject, even if they truly are just a wingnut with an undiagnosed mental illness and a lot of free time.

As¬†our news outlets struggled at times¬†to find suitable content to fill the 24-hour cycle¬†allotted, some of these¬†“journalists”¬†committed the unpardonable sin of journalism –¬†stretching the truth, letting hyperbole get the best of them, not fact checking a story because of time – or as we saw recently with Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC News, they just flat-out¬†made up stuff.

Of course, the worst consequence of having the networks share their opionons with us is the birth of the “liberal” vs. “conservative” press – which naturally causes distrust in at least 50% of society right off the marker, even if the story they are giving you is 100% accurate. ¬†I liken it to¬†when a person touches a¬†perfume or cologne container, and the oil of their skin actually spoils the fragrance.

Times-Square-Iran[1]So, with this insane pressure everywhere to get a story, any story – and get it before your competitors do –¬†you’d¬†think that news organizations¬†would fall all over themselves for a story that just naturally develops, such as the one ¬†on Wednesday evening, July 22 in New York City’s Times Square, when up to 12,000¬†people gathered to send a message to the US Congress not to vote “Yes” on the Iranian nuclear agreement, as presented to them earlier in the week by “Psychobama’s”¬†goons.

Fox News¬†was there, reporting that the crowd may have been “the largest protest ever held in Times Square”. ¬†The U.K.’s pre-eminent newspaper the Guardian was also on hand,¬†as was the Jerusalem Post (their¬†senior contributing editor, Caroline Glick,¬†was a speaker)¬†along with¬†A-list¬†speakers¬†like former New York Governor George Pataki.

Even the CNN of the Arabic world,¬†Al Jazeera, so mistrusted in the West for reasons stated above, showed up and¬†gave¬†a surprising well-balanced report, even¬†presenting a new poll that the “suggested that of the 79 percent of Americans who heard about the deal [with Iran], 48 percent disapprove.”

ShowImageNow, this is “massive”¬†Times Square protest was happening in New York City of course¬†–¬†so it stands to reason that the New York Times (after which Times¬†Square is named)¬†– the paper that has boasted since 1896 that they cover “All the News That’s Fit to Print“- surely they would have been out in force, speaking with at least some of¬†the thousands of their fellow New¬†Yorkers who were very concerned about their futures because of this nuclear deal. ¬†Right?

Ummm – nope. ¬†Reporter Jonathan Weisman briefly brushed over it in a 27-word sentence (the whole article was one paragraph). ¬†He must have made a wrong turn and ended up at the wrong event, because the whole focus of the article was wrong. ¬†He¬†wrote: ‚ÄúIn New York, opponents of the accord organized a large protest in Times Square on Wednesday evening, drawing thousands of people to demand that Congress reject it.‚ÄĚ

Wow, deep – you or¬†I could have written the same thing after¬†reading my¬†blog posting. ¬†His sentence was factually true, but the media doesn’t just tell the story today – it has to explain it, share how it feels about it, spin it.¬† The New York Times is often accused of being President Obummer’s personal soapbox, which is unfortunate as they can hardly get to the bottom of issues like the deal with Iran, when they are practically sleeping with the enemy.

So¬†this story involving 12,000 protestors, stunningly underwhelming, was¬†buried by editors on page 16, and¬†politically spun with the title¬†‚ÄúCampaign for Congressional Backing of Iran Nuclear Deal Begins‚ÄĚ. ¬†The message? ¬†Forget the thousands screaming against this Accord outside. ¬†Congress is gonna love it. ¬†The problem with that is, of course, that Congress is PISSED about it. ¬†You’d have to be drinking Draino to think that the Republican-controlled Congress will pass what Governor Pitaka called a “God-awful deal” at the rally, after “President Barricade N. Bombem” snubbed¬†Congress¬†altogether and ran to the United Nations to get them to ratify the agreement without Congressional input in the first place.

It’s like going on a¬†field trip with your school class to an extremely questionable art exhibit at a gallery that your parents find abhorrent and would never approve of in a million years – but¬†not wanting to miss out,¬†you forged a note from your parents giving you fraudulent permission to¬†do so.

While that is certainly fodder for anothyer article, I want to state clearly that I believe there was¬†no absolute authority granted to Obama to negotiate this nuclear deal in the first place on behalf of America, nor permission or authority to single-handedly offer Iran any of the top secret side deals that they have admittedly given away, and most assuredly, taking the agreement to the United Nations as if he¬†spoke for America and everyone was¬†in agreement with it, when the American Congress hadn’t¬†even seen¬†the deal yet (and some had¬†already said they wouldn’t support it regardless)….¬†is unthinkable.

Sorry folks, but that¬†type of government style can only be defined as dictatorship. ¬†Americans want to believe their Presidents have their best interests at heart. ¬†But seriously, how much evidence do Americans need that this guy is up to something, that he doesn’t quite seem to think the way most Americans do?

And now, it seems, the President seems to have accidentally forgotten the check and balances that were built by the founding fathers so abuse of power could not happen. Even in my Grade 7 social class in a Canadian school, I was taught that the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government are all clearly mapped out and defined in the U.S. constitution.  How does President Obimbo not know about them?

Either Obama goofed and made a mistake in bypassing the structured order of things here, a basic flaw in understanding American politics which makes him an incompetent President after 6 years in office Рor he did this on purpose, which makes him a dictator.  Ask yourself these questions

  • why on earth does this President think it is so important to do this deal with our sworn enemy right now.¬† They had been negotiating for 10 years before with no success
  • why did Iran so quickly sign this agreement with the Devil, the “Great Satan”? ¬†Could it be because they get back $150 billion¬†in frozen assets, and still get to keep part of their nuclear program as well? ¬†And what will that money be spent on?

Remember, Iran wasn’t pulled to the table at the end of a war that they lost with us. ¬†They didn’t come to us in an act of surrender. ¬†The sanctions had not crippled them so effectively \that their people were starving to death. ¬†Yet, they were willing to sit down with the¬†Devil¬†and negotiate away a¬†nuclear program¬†they¬†spent untold billions on already? ¬†Something doesn’t add up here.

Now Obama thinks that the Congress should actually vote to support this plan? “Trust me, it’s a good deal”, he tells us. ¬†“We couldn’t have done better”? ¬†Really? ¬†Because I think dismantling the nuclear capability altogether would have been better. ¬†Not giving back $150 billion in seized assets would have been better.

See, President Oblimpo, we know more you¬†than we did 6 years ago. ¬†Your¬†ties to socialist and even Communist groups in the U.S. and abroad is well-documented. ¬†Your¬†birth as an American was in question from the beginning, and you never produced your¬†birth certificate to prove it. ¬†You’ve¬†added $13 trillion to the U.S. National debt 4 times more than all of the previous Presidents cumulative debt combined, which has crippled America financially.¬† You were quick to suddenly¬†open diplomatic relations last month with communist Cuba after 50 years – announcing it, I noticed on a Sunday night when no one was paying attention.

Now, you’ve negotiated a deal with the #1 terror support system on earth, Iran, pushing a¬†secret deal right past the U.S. Government to the international court of public approval, to be voted on by the Security Council – whose membership includes several countries that are outright enemies of the United Statss – and they unanimously supported the plan!¬† And Americans still think that “Obama is da bomb”. ¬†I think you’re DA BOOB. ¬†You’re not¬†misunderstood, misrepresented. ¬†I personally believe you might even be the¬†most¬†evil man to be President.

Americans looks at their Presidents with rose-colored glasses. ¬†But what if our greatest enemies – Communist nations, Islamic terrorists groups, etc. – actually were successful at getting their man into the White House? ¬†His name alone, and his possible connection with Islamic groups in the past, as well as socialist groups, should have been a red flag. ¬†But he smiles, he’s hip, he’s happening. ¬†He can’t be bad?

And our news media continue to propogate that message, which makes them just as liable even he’s a fraud as Joseph Goebbels was liable for Hitler’s monstrous policies. ¬†I personally think Obama¬†should be arrested and charged with abuse of power and treason, the American side of the deal should be ripped up, and we should slap Iran with sanctions so crippling, they abandon their nuclear ambitions and support of terrorism, or they¬†starve to death. ¬†We’ve been betrayed by this¬†President, and you can dismiss this as mere rantings if you want, but you’ve left a lot of unanswered questions on the table when¬†you do.

23cong-master675Head spinning yet? ¬†Well, then let’s get back to the spin itself. ¬†The only photo in the New York Times article was¬†of Secretary of State John Kerry coming out a briefing with¬†U.S. Congressional officials on the Iran deal. ¬†It’s now my favorite photo of him (see left). ¬†Not only is he on crutches, giving that air of …umm…strength and confidence¬†–¬†but his face says “I think¬†I just crapped myself”. ¬†Round it out with the bloodshot eyes and the face that looks like a whoopie cushion – after the whoopie, and a star is born.¬†(Barf)

This was the best they could come up with? ¬†I mean, it takes solid WORK for the Times¬†to ignore 12,000 protestors just 3 blocks from your office, while you write a story about Congress approving something that even the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny will tell you ain’t gonna happen. ¬†Put down the crack pipe and start doing some real journalism, NYT. ¬†

Kudos, however, to the New York Post – they had a great article, clearly actually talked to people that were there, and they have a good sense of the issues. ¬†But then, that’s probably because¬†“severely normal”¬†people read their paper, and they are used to telling it like it is and getting in idiots’ faces. ¬†Long live the Post.

So, the New York Times tanked, gett ing a “D” for being true dipsh–s, for burying this story because it goes against their lunatic-left-leaning, Obama-ass-kissing viewpoints. Well, there’s¬†always their sister CNN or CNN International to come to the rescue – the “world’s news leader”. ¬†Christina AMansPower, Wolf is Blitzered, and Anderson Pooper¬†–¬†right? ¬†¬†Do¬†a search on CNN’s website for stories about “Times Square”, and here is¬†the most recent search result:

  1. I thought this was a picture of the crowd at the anti-ivory protest.  Nope, it's the ivory at the protest.  Sigh Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
    I thought this was a picture of the crowd at the anti-ivory protest. Nope, it’s the IVORY itself at the protest. (Sigh) Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    #ivorycrush: U.S. destroys ton of ivory in Times Square (05:11 AM, Jun 20, 2015)   The message was crushingly loud and clear: Stop the illicit ivory trade. And to highlight it, the U.S. destroyed more than a ton of elephant ivory.

Ummm. ¬†Errrr.¬† So 12,000 protestors didn’t make the cut, but some story about ivory crushing in the same Times Square a month earlier gets one – oops no TWO – separate stories back in June. ¬†Well, it must have been an important story, let’s review:

…The United States destroyed more than a ton of elephant ivory in New York’s Times Square on Friday. ¬†Lawmakers, wildlife officials, conservationists and bystanders watched the ivory turn into sand-like powder as an industrial rock crusher descended on carvings and raw tusks.

The “United States” did this? ¬†Or maybe you meant to say “6 environmental wingnuts from fringe groups protesting¬†the ivory trade did this“? ¬†Must have been an auto-correct error. ¬†The A-list speakers included the Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife¬†– though I miss the¬†obvious connection between¬†African elephant poaching¬†and his job title. Jessica Alba was there – and¬†of course we care what one of the Fantastic Four¬†has to say¬†about elephant tusks. ¬†And sorry, can I get some explanation for how destroying ivory saves elephants. ¬†And¬†isn’t there like an elephant tusk soup or something out there in Chinese food¬†restaurants? I would have loved to follow that dump truck full of ground up ivory – I wonder where it went. (snicker)

Speaking of Chinese food – one of my¬†favorite speakers in the video shown¬†was the Asian female¬†“US representative”¬†speaker¬†–¬†from Queens, New York. ¬†Again, not seeing what expertise she had on the subject of¬†elephants? ¬†Africa? ¬†Ivory poaching? ¬†I wanted to hear her¬†talk about the horrifying practice of sawing off their tusks while the elephant may still be alive or how incredibly cruel the hunters are to these beautiful, intelligent animals. ¬†But her take on it was very simple: ¬†we¬†should save the elephants¬†“because they are interesting creatures and they create communities“.

Say what? ¬†Ok, you just¬†described¬†piranha and maggots too, honey – what’s your point? ¬†Have you actually ever seen an elephant? ¬†No no, not Babar. ¬†Discovery Channel is cheating. ¬†A real elephant – like in a zoo maybe? ¬†¬†It suddenly dawned on me why she was there. ¬†The event¬†was lame-assed, and no one else was gonna go – she picked the short straw. Or some store nearby had a shoe sale. ¬†The woman didn’t have a clue. ¬†And THIS was deemed to be of more value than 12,000 protestors? ¬†The largest assembled protest in the history of Times Square

It wasn’t covered, of course, because it doesn’t make their boyfriend Obama look all manly and stuff. ¬†But CNN didn’t just bury the story, they¬†ignored it like it didn’t happen. ¬†Excellent journalistic instincts. And inviting Jessica Alba along to hand ivory to some gimp on a¬†rock crusher to destroy in Times Square? ¬†Priceless. ¬†Worth every second of both stories own the event that CNN ran that day. ¬†And the¬†video. ¬†The mind numbing, seemingly never-ending video. ¬†And all that grinding….sigh

Protest against Obama? ¬†Oh hell no, they aren’t going to¬†let that get on the Mother Network. ¬†Well, thankfully the thousands¬†who assembled at the¬†rally that CNN is pretending didn’t happen¬†are in the know – and the millions more in the silent majority across America – are not getting the wool¬†pulled over their eyes. ¬†Fortunately THEY don’t get their news primarily from CNN or the New York Times. ¬†This “invisible” rally was organized by people who¬†know full well that you don’t push something out the door to the United Nations, bypassing your own Constitutionally-designed Legislative branch of government – unless the item¬†you’re pushing¬†either stinks, has been stolen or its a secret you don’t want revealed – or in this case, all of the above.

Let me propose a question to my readers today:

“If 10,000 people were to¬†gather on a Wednesday evening for¬†possibly the¬†largest protest ever¬†held in Time Square, and most of the¬†mainstream media outlets ignored¬†it, did it actually happen? ¬†And if millions of people were to be concerned about the contents of a deal with Iran that has¬†top secret elements and a bypass of the U.S. Congress marked all over it¬†– do those millions of people exist?

Like that tree falling on the island,¬†I think I’m starting to hear something here….

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“Is There Anyone Left Standing With Israel?”

by Calling Out Community, Posted July 20, 2015

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution establishing a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz
The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution establishing a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

This morning it was announced that the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt the Vienna Agreement, which allowed Iran to operate sanctions-free, while paying lip service to its agreements to not develop nuclear weapons.  I will be going into more depth in the days ahead on this agreement, and how it looks on the surface to be actively / intentionally created to betray the people of Israel.

President Obama (I use the title loosely here, for I believe he is a traitor and trust America someday sees how he has led them toward complete ruin) smugly told Israel today that suddenly they have “no truer friend” than the United States – but through his Secretary of Defense, visiting Israel this morning.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, center, and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 91st Division Commander Moni Katz, right, view the Hula Valley from the Hussein Lookout near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, Monday, July 20, 2015.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, center, and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 91st Division Commander Moni Katz, right, view the Hula Valley from the Hussein Lookout near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Obama¬†himself will likely not be caught dead in Israel from now to the end of his term and he’d be wise not to. ¬†And of course the Defense Secretary’s¬†speech was full of all the typical bravado and promises and assurances – it was also delivered almost simultaneously as the United Nations votes to put this nonsensical agreement into internationally-ratified law. ¬† Pre-meditated scheduling?

On one of the Israeli news sites this morning, I saw a posting by a man named “Mustafa”, which I know to be an Arabic name. ¬†His sentiments were clear – and I admit, when I first read the sentence, I got an instant lump in my throat, as I stood on a crowded train on the way to my Downtown office.

He said simply, as a representative cry from the hearts of Israelis – both Jewish and Arab alike:

“Is there anyone left who will stand with Israel?

I want to share my reply to his posting with you – not just because I believe it to be true, but because we need to see the bigger picture, and not allow the 24-hour news cycle to discourage us:

God evens out the sides, no matter how weighed against Israel
God evens out the sides, no matter how weighed against Israel

Mustafa, I am with Israel, as are literally millions of Christians – Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox – who believe with all our hearts that Israel is God’s chosen people. ¬†Though you today seemingly have been betrayed in the eyes of the world, know that you have one Friend who stands above the rest. ¬†For today, the One¬†True God stands with you – the¬†same One who stood with Joshua as the¬†ancient walls of Jericho were flattened, and who¬†stood with IDF in modern times, destroying the Egyptian Air Force in minutes and forcing a surrender – and eventual decades-long peace treaty – between the two most powerful nations in the Middle East – Egypt and Israel. ¬†Your nations have together shown that anything is possible – don’t despair. ¬†

images (1)Stand still, Israel, and see the salvation of your God today. ¬† And know that in a very real and practical way, there are many of us who would consider it an honour to take up arms to defend Israel against possible invaders – even to the death. ¬†We will never allow the enemies of Israel to overrun her. ¬†You are the Apple of God’s Eye and we love you. May God bless the State of Israel and the people of Israel.”

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America’s Glory Days: Distant Memories?

by Calling Out Community, Posted July 4, 2015

FireworksOn this July 4, I wanted for a moment to take America back to a July 4th celebration of yesteryear, to remind people again of how great America was Рin a powerful speech from President Ronald Reagan in 1986, as he rededicated the renovated Statue of Liberty, he spoke of an America that seems like a memory today.  I pray it is an encouragement or incentive for Americans to wake up, before this nation, possibly the greatest and most influential nation in world history, collapses and crumbles from within.

America is in serious trouble, and¬†I believe that, without the grace of God and a change in the heart and mindset of Americans – this shining light on a hill can and will be snuffed out. ¬†America is no longer “in danger”, she is in a coma on life support. ¬†The sooner Americans face the fact that this nation is desperately ill and needs serious attention – and unless she elects the proper leadership to bring what is needed to bring America back – this nation as we know it will pass away. ¬†Only fools, our enemies and those people who are not students of history believe America is doing ok, that she is invincible, that she has unlimited lives.

They thought the same way in Rome millennia ago.¬† It was the cultural, financial, military and political capital of the world – perhaps even more so than America is today.¬† Rome today is dirty street, crumbling buildings constructed thousands of years ago, postcards of a distant ideal that fell to internal corruption, not external enemies.¬† Rome’s biggest enemy was herself, and she eventually committed slow suicide.

National-DebtThe socialist, left-wing administration of Barack Obama has financially decimated the once strong and proud America Рhis addition to the National debt ($13 trillion and rising by $2 billion a day) being equivalent to that of all of the previous 43 Presidents put together.  He stated at the University of Wisconsin on July 1, 2015:

And the unemployment rate is now down to 5.3 percent. (Applause.) Keep in mind, when I came into office it was hovering around 10 percent. All told, we‚Äôve now seen 64 straight months of private sector job growth, which is a new record ‚ÄĒ (applause) ‚ÄĒ new record ‚ÄĒ 12.8 million new jobs all told

Even the left wing media have called him out on this absolute lie, with Forbes magazine reporting on July 3:

us-unemployment-05-12We are now 29 quarters from the pre-crisis peak and total non-farm labor hours utilized by the US economy are no higher than they were in Q4 2007. In other words, if you use a common unit of measure‚ÄĒ‚Äďlabor hours rather than job slots which treat coal-miners and part-time pizza delivery boys alike‚ÄĒ‚Äďthere have been no new units of employment at all. Our teleprompter reading President is actually tooting his own horn about recycled hours and ‚Äúborn again‚ÄĚ jobs and doesn‚Äôt even know it.

Oh but he does.¬† Obama’s not stupid, he knows exactly what he is doing and what he has done to devastate America.¬† And he doesn’t give a damn.¬† And spreading these kind of lies – continuing to lead America by deceit, knowing a liberal press will never correct him, never challenge him, never seek truth about him – well, he’s just as comfortable here as the President of Russia is today in his job, I’m sure.

The financial crisis in 2009, by the chart above, showed a massive increase in the unemployment rate from 5% to 10% in a year.  According to a July 1, 2013 New York Times article by  Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington and a former chief economist to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.,:

…the fact that there‚Äôs still about 12 million unemployed (including four million who‚Äôve been jobless for over half a year) in addition to about eight million involuntary part-timers (who want more hours, and can‚Äôt find them) should give one pause before declaring all clear on the economic front. (emphasis mine)

But according to the unemployment chart above,¬† it’s been getting better right?¬† I mean, you can feel consumer confidence again, can’t you?¬† Me neither.¬† So why do the numbers look so good?

Daniel Amerman, a CFA, looked indepth at the government’s reporting of unemployment figures over the last several years, particularly since the financial crisis, when¬†suddenly the numbers started suspiciously¬†improving under the Obama Administration.¬† His report Making 9 Million Jobless “Vanish”: How The Government Manipulates Unemployment Statistics”¬†states bluntly:

…A¬†detailed look at the government’s own data base shows that about 9 million people without jobs have been removed from the labor force simply by the government defining them as not being in the labor force anymore.¬† Indeed – effectively all of the decreases in unemployment rate percentages since 2009 have come not from new jobs, but through reducing the workforce participation rate so that millions of jobless people are removed from the labor force by definition. (emphasis mine)

th7D0BL0TUObama knows that the jobs lost above are being completed today by people who speak Mandarin.¬† He knows those jobs have been replaced by full-time McJobs at every turn in America at best – but most are part time with no benefits..¬† He doesn’t care that the math doesn’t make sense for the current tax base to keep the same level of schools, hospitals,¬†Universities, roads, etc. funded as before¬† Why should he care?¬† He’s got a guaranteed job that that pays pretty well, free housing and transportation, and powerful friends that will undoubtedly reward him after his second term with some comfy job somewhere.

And sadly, he’s also got about 431 days left in office, as $2 billion a day hit to the U.S. economy, before we finally get rid of this guy, and he retires.

images (1)Maybe in the Kremlin.¬† Maybe in Beijing.¬† But Comrade Obama has been a master at his committed task.¬† Like any good card-carrying Communist boy (as he was in University), he loves the idea of a weak capitalistic America.¬† Americans are just patriotic and decent enough, that they couldn’t believe that they may have elected a fox to run the hen house.¬† TWICE.¬† It will take maybe 50-100 years, if ever, for American to recover from the post-Obama destruction levelled on it financially.¬† My bet is that after he’s left office, he suddenty leaves America too.

Can you see a future for him here?¬† Bush Jr. went back to business.¬† Clinton before him became a powerful speaker and leader of a great Foundation.¬† Bush Sr.¬†did many great charitable works.¬† But can you actually visualize what Obama does after he leaves the White House?¬† I can’t either, and that’s because he was nothing before he came in but a puppet for higher masters.¬† As our enemies gain in strength, and America weakens by the day, one of two logical conclusions must be considered, when we review the national debt, the U.S. job picture, U.S. confidence, the U.S. image around the world:

  • untitledEither Obama has been the most incompetent, idiotic, stupidest, and most mentally challenged President in American history to actually believe he’s done a GOOD job to this point or
  • It’s all part of the game, and the destruction of America being his #1 goal, he is by far the most successful American President in history to complete HIS agenda.

What was his agenda?¬† Let’s take a look:

  • untitledAbortion still kills 1 million babies every year – he increased funding.¬† Since Roe v. Wade came into law in the 1970s, more than 50 million American babies have been aborted – that’s 1.5 times the entire population of Canada today –¬†dead¬†in a garbage bag.
  • Gay marriage is now a reality in every state of the Union.¬† Thank you, Barack.
  • The U.S. economy borders on bankruptcy every budgetary period, and the government has been forced to shut down at least once during his Presidency, because they couldn’t even pay the light bills
  • imageAmerica is borrowing money from countries like China (who alone hold more¬†than $1 trillion of American debt) – and no one seems to be stopping to think about it.¬† Now, even if Communist China were not American’s sworn enemy, they did not hate American so much they started and/or financed both the Korean and Vietnam Wars to fight against American indirectly?¬†¬†Even if we were just friendly rivals on the world stage – would Burger King let McDonald’s own a controlling share of¬†it’s debt?¬† Would Shell Oil’s¬†shareholders¬†allow it to borrow money from Exxon?¬† Yet, Americans have borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from the very corrupt creatures that stole American jobs and weakened your economy in the first place.¬† Wow, that’s either masterfully done or stupid as hell, I can’t figure out which.¬† China is now so financially powerful that it lost over $3.2 trillion on the stock market recently – and it’s still in business.¬† American still can’t pay it’s phone and power bills unless it prints more money.¬† Something’s a bit remiss, don’t you think?
  • Obama introduced a health care system so confusing, the website and phone lines literally crash for days as Americans tried to find answers about it.¬† It’s so expensive it’s still incalculable how much it costs – ask even a Democratic member of Congress and he won’t have a clue what dollar value to tell you.¬† And I thought the reason for this program was so that the poorest members of America could have coverage too?¬† So why is it that at least 5 million of them didn’t even qualify for it, until was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court to finally prop up this bill – well done Obama.¬† Like any good Democrat, if you can’t get the people and the lawmakers to agree on something for the country, just ram it down their throats with 9 unelected judges.¬†
  • American continues to insult it’s friends around the world, and forges new alliances with sworn enemies.¬† In a 60-day period, America signed an agreement with Iran about its nuclear weapons, a country that even a week ago was still calling America “the Great Satan” and they start up diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years, announcing it on a Sunday evening to take Americans by surprise.
  • F080724AH02Israel?¬† Obama is no Jew-lover, let’s be clear.¬† In fact,¬†he thinks he’s the closest thing to a Jew that the White House has seen in recent memory.¬† Yet, the U.S.¬†Congress invited the Prime Minister of Israel to speak to a joint session, and not only did that asshole Obama REFUSE to show up, but basically the word went out that none of the Democratic Congressmen should attend either.¬† What an embarrassment your President is to your country.

In a speech days later, Obama stated, however that¬† America is still “the best friend Israel ever had?”¬† LOL.¬† Funny, the Prime Minister of Israel himself stated on July 31, 2015:

Canada is one of Israel‚Äôs closest friends. We deeply appreciate our extensive and deep cooperation with the Canadian government, which has flourished in recent years and of which the free trade agreement is but one example,‚ÄĚ Netanyahu said.

img_2818Oh yes, while that idiot in the White House was insulting the Jewish people and leadership and signing agreements with her mortal enemies, Canada’s leadership was actually busy forging closer ties with Israel than we had before, even strengthening our free trade agreement with Israel to include 7 more areas of our economies.¬† The United States and Israel¬† also has a free trade deal with Israel, signed by President Reagan in 1985 – and never once updated.¬† It’s so old, it doesn’t include intellectual property rights from this thing called the Internet.

Good thing for Israel – they have become a global leader in all things technology-oriented, to the point that the Radio Islam website now declares that the Jews started the Internet in order to spread their influence worldwide.¬† LMAO.¬† Let’s say it is true, what’s the problem?¬† Only¬†anti-Semitic, Jew-hating fanatical goat herders with a Grade 3 education in the desert, who couldn’t turn on a computer to save their lives (but the Taliban wouldn’t let them anyway) would look at this as a bad thing for the world.¬† You know who I’m talking about.

Abandoned houses in Detroit.  Credit:  Jesda.com
Abandoned houses in Detroit. Credit: Jesda.com

The¬†city of Detroit has become the greatest testament to America’s demise, and this President’s lack of interest in same.¬† Detroit was once the fastest growing city in the entire world in 1950 thanks to the auto industry – and that same auto industry today is also responsible for it becoming the fastest shrinking city in American history.¬† This was the price of the “American Dream” folks – your car companies and other American giants of industry committed high treason by taking over 9 million manufacturing jobs overseas to China, leaving a sea of crisis in its wake.

Nearly 1/3 of the city of Detroit lies in ruins – 100,000 houses in the city currently have been abandoned and taken over by squatters, and over 33% of black men alone in the city are unemployed.¬†¬† Ironically, the fastest growing city in the world today?¬† Chongqing, China, with over 28 million people. Why so ironic?¬† It’s one of Detroit’s “sister cities”, and Detroit today doesn’t even have a Chintown anymore .

What has America done about this crisis of good-paying American jobs?  Where has this President been to help them recover?  Did they have a bailout package for the City and people of Detroit, like they had for the car markers of Detroit?  No, this President turned those great jobs Рhigh taxpayers all Рinto McJobs and then counted them roughly in such a way as to make you think the unemployment rate went DOWN.

2014-10-02-FBN-LDT-ObamaEconomy2It’s your country, America.¬† It doesn’t belong to China… yet.¬†¬†You haven’t been sold out to Russia or some other socialist/Communist nation yet by this comrade-loving Commander in Chief.¬† You may have only a few years left if you don’t do something NOW.¬†¬† It’s time to throw out all the bums that brought you to this point – it’s not the first time America has needed a Revolution to survive or thrive.¬† Could you really afford¬†four more years with another leftwing whack job like Hilary Clinton?¬† Or is it time for real change?

It’s time to take seriously the “fringe element” that propose deep and dramatic change for America.¬† It’s possible that they were the ones called of God to lead you into your best days…yet ahead?¬† Or perhaps, to keep you from total ruin.

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Obama Is JEWISH Now?

by Calling Out Community, Posted June 4, 2015

images (1)Now I can die happy. ¬†I’ve officially heard it all.

It’s being¬†reported this week that U.S. President Barack Obama’s top confidant David Axelrod recently described a moment where the president expressed exasperation to him over being derided as anti-Israel by some:

‚ÄúYou know, I think I am the¬†closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,‚ÄĚ the president claimed, according to Axelrod. ‚ÄúFor people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.‚Ä̬†(Emphasis mine)

Wow –¬†now¬†what’s he smoking?

He must be one of those self-loathing closet case Jews that’s embarrassed by his own culture – one of those sons of Abraham, rare though they be, that’s hellbent on praising and openly rewarding every one of his own sworn cultural/racial enemies, while seemingly working hard to ¬†guarantee the simultaneous, complete destruction of his own homeland.

Oh yes, one of those M-O-Ts (members of the 13 Tribes) of Israel. But there are only 12 Tribes, you say?  The 13th Tribe is all in his head.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. He likes ice cream, writing books on terrorism- and being a pain in Obama’s butt.

He must be one of those traitorous “Judas” types that’s embarrassed by strong leadership (like that of his own Prime¬†Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) and would sell him out for a few silver coins. ¬†After all, the man likes¬†pistachio¬†ice cream and speaks perfect English¬† Good lord, he can’t be¬†that¬†trustworthy.

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. He likes smiling, collecting religious taxes, nuclear negotiations, and long walks at night - plotting the best way to annihilate Israel.
Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. He likes smiling, collecting religious taxes, nuclear negotiations, and long walks at night – plotting ways to annihilate Israel.

But the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani?¬† Now¬†that’s¬†a stand-up guys with some great ideas about the future. And the President’s got some mad phat stylin’…(cough). Sorry, every time I think I can get through that sentence, I gag and throw up in my mouth a little bit.).¬†“I wanna be just like him. ¬†Why can’t my war criminal homeland Israel have leaders like that”, Barack Obamashein often muses to himself.

Oh yes,¬†>maybe one of THOSE Jews.¬†The one that criticize his own government for the “irresponsible killing of innocent civilians”, and feels sorry for the poor Palestinians and their plight, enjoying the moments when he can turn the media darlings into little victims again and again in the press on CNN – his beloved Communist Newspeak Network.

The Iron Dome defense system launches a mssile to counter a rocket fired by Hamas into Israel. Credit: AP
The Iron Dome defense system launches a mssile to counter a rocket fired by Hamas into Israel. Credit: AP

But Rabbi Obamastein must have be praying in the synagogue during every one of the¬†11,000 times¬†that Hamas fired¬†rockets onto his homeland. ¬†Guess that’s possible – though you’d think¬†that much praying¬†might have some positive¬†effect¬†on him after awhile. ¬†Maybe God’s just not listening to him anymore.

I have never in my life understood anti-Semitism. ¬†I could never grasp how children, old women – anyone for that matter – could have become such a disgusting sight –¬†such a threat –¬†to the Nazi butchers of the past generation, that they put millions of these children of ancient Israel to their deaths.

Then I read that Rebbe Obamameister now equates himself with the same Jewish race that he’s been openly betraying and selling out, in favor of Islamic totalitarian wingnuts like those found in Imperialistic Iran.

“Obama thinks he’s like a Jew”. ¬†Oh, so¬†this¬†is what anti-Semitism feels like? ¬†That sick feeling in my stomach like I’m going to vomit but it’s only dry heaves? ¬†No? ¬†It’s that feeling¬†plus pure evil? ¬†Oh ok I….nope sorry I still don’t get it. ¬†the Nazis were all whacked out freaks.

But Obama’s photo (above) wearing¬†a yamulke conjures up some feelings inside me that God himself needs to stomp back down right now. ¬†For me,¬†that¬†image¬†would be the slippery slope to the end of the world as we know it.

imagesListen Abba (Father) Obamagarten. I’ve got a few words for you.

First, I’ll¬†never¬†address¬†you¬†as President directly again, because I respect the position too much and you have completely betrayed it.

You are without a doubt the¬†biggest fraud¬†in American political history. ¬†How a card-carrying, anti-American, anti-capitalistic Marx-and-Mao-loving Communist wingnut actually became President of the last bastion of true liberty, freedom and capitalism in the world, after railing against those very principles all his life – it’s¬†beyond me.

How he duped the American public¬†twice¬†¬†into believing his B.S. on Election Day is incredible. ¬†That he’s had the guts to since spend the last 8 years openly weakening her military, tarnishing her image in foreign embassies worldwide, morally raping¬†her society, and showcasing leadership of the absolute lowest common denominator is just outrageous.

But it’s how Barack “Insane Hussein” Obama managed to¬†financially¬†bankrupt the country – and do it with a smile on his face and a high-5 on the basketball court while the world “admires his groove” –¬†that¬†has brought my true hate-on for him.

But coming back to my original premise for this posting –¬†Obamacares¬†has such¬†“hurt feelings” because he’s so pro-Israeli that¬†now he considers himself on the same level as the children of Israel, the Apple of God’s eye? He thinks he’s like a JEW?

Obama_CommunistRedObamasheister, here’s the reality. Your¬†approval rating is about 45% among Israelis. ¬†The overwhelming majority of ACTUAL Jews know that this president has been probably the least favorable to Israel of any in Israel’s history and especially at this moment when¬†their closest neighbour,¬†Hamas in Palestinian territories, has fired 11,000 rockets into Israeli towns – while Israel is called a “war criminal” in the media when it fights back.

At the same time, Iran has been developing a nuclear missile, which it would love to launch on Israel. ¬†Will we someday see a mushroom cloud over Jerusalem? ¬† Obama rushes to shake Iranian hands and sign deals with them, but¬†is¬†personally hurt¬†when he snubs Israel and we don’t see him as friend of Israel.

IMG_1725Who cares what that traitorous, insidious socialist¬†feels? This jackass betrayed Israel after he first betrayed America, and negotiates with both countries’ mortal enemies. ¬†This is too damn much.

After all, not to sound racist or anti-Semitic (for its meant to be a compliment) but he couldn’t possibly be Jewish….Rabbi Barack Obamastein¬†clearly can’t even balance a check book,¬†not to mention run the world financial system, which Jews are always accused of¬†running¬†so well. ¬†This guy¬†would rob Visa to pay off MasterCard so he can fool around with Amex without Diner’s Club finding out.

Or, as they more succinctly say down South – “that dog don’t hunt“.

As long as he’s still not in jail but in the Oval Office, why don’t Americans encourage Obamaowitz to focus on being the closest thing to a PRESIDENT that he’s ever been (if that’s even possible) and leave being Jewish to the¬†actual Jews?

I am not a Jew, but I have Jewish friends. ¬†I love the Jewish people. ¬†The Jewish race makes consistent, positive contributions in religion, politics, education, business, wealth creation, innovation, technology, sports, agriculture and anything else they touch…

YOU sir, are NO JEW.

Obamaski, why don’t you pick up a book sometime and learn somet… NO not the Karl Marx one. ¬†That one on Jewish hist… no that’s the¬†Communist Manifesto…

(Sigh). Never mind….

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Doomsday: ¬†3 Minutes to Midnight


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IMG_2577On January 22, 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they were moving the minute hand of the 68-year old Doomsday Clock from 5 minutes to midnight, up to 3 minutes to midnight, stating as their reasoning:

“Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth.‚ÄĚ Despite some modestly positive developments in the climate change arena, current efforts are entirely insufficient to prevent a catastrophic warming of Earth. Meanwhile, the United States and Russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear triads‚ÄĒthereby undermining existing nuclear weapons treaties. “The clock ticks now at just three minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty‚ÄĒensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization

With the recent agreement reached on July 13 between Iran and the major world powers re: their involvement in development of nuclear weapons, one wonders whether or not we have actually moved farther away or closer to the end of all things.

Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later in June 1947, with “midnight” being symbolic of nuclear apocalypse, and the imagery of mankind “counting down” to zero (as if launching a missile) was to give an easily-understood snapshot of the threats to humanity and the planet at any given time.

Since 1973, the decision to move forward or backward (or to leave in place) the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock is made every year by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board, in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes 17 Nobel laureates. The Clock has now become a universally-recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons and new technologies emerging in other domains.

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The introduction of the Doomsday Clock to the world, June 1947

The Doomsday Clock was first set at 7 minutes to midnight simply because it looked good in the initial drawing of it.   Since then, the minute hand has moved 21 times, taking us within 2 minutes of annihilation in 1953, after the United States and the Soviet Union each tested their first thermonuclear weapons within six months of one another. In 1991, with the end of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first treaty to provide for deep cuts to the two countries’ strategic nuclear weapons arsenals, prompting the Bulletin to set the clock hand to its farthest point Р17 minutes to midnight.

Initially based on the scientists’ concerns about the escalation of nuclear weapons, the Doomsday Clock also now reflects how various technologies could affect climate change or cause other “man-made disasters”. They intended it to be “a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet.

The current negotiations with Iran highlight just how precarious the world can be with these weapons in the wrong hands. The justification for moving the clock forward, based on the current state of world in weapons of mass destruction is sound enough.

Yet, the Looney Left once again has hijacked yet another prestigious scientific body to propagate the Climate Change Gospel. Remember, these are nuclear scientists, trained in fusion and fission – what possible training or by what scientific authority can they discuss turbulent weather patterns?

Without scientific background, they speak from personal opinion – hardly the solid technical foundation needed to warrant suggesting a further move toward doomsday. ¬†They mention technologies affecting climate change – yet don’t address what exactly that means. ¬†After all, if this is about burning fossil fuels, they are about 50 years late to the table. ¬†It all starts to look like speculation and fear tactics.

North Korean missiles on display during their May Day parade, 2015.
North Korean missiles on display during their May Day parade, 2015.

The Bulletin¬†could just as easily have positioned our current world instability ¬†at the exact same point simply by talking about Iran and North Korea’s interests in developing “the bomb”. In fact, according to the non-partisan, independent watch dog, the Arms Control Association (ACA), North Korea has already conducted 3 nuclear weapons tests. Were you aware of that? I sure wasn’t.

They could have focused more attention on the fact that the United States has LOST 8 nuclear weapons since the 1950s – by lost, we undoubtedly mean “changed owners”.

Were you also aware that, since the first nuclear test explosion on July 16, 1945:

at least eight nations have detonated 2,053 nuclear test explosions at dozens of test sites from Lop Nor in China, to the atolls of the Pacific, to Nevada, to Algeria where France conducted its first nuclear device, to western Australia where the U.K. exploded nuclear weapons, the South Atlantic, to Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, across Russia, and elsewhere“, according to the ACA?

The ACA also points out that:

A large number of the early tests– 528 — were detonated in the atmosphere, which spread radioactive materials through the atmosphere. Many underground nuclear blasts have also vented radioactive material into the atmosphere and left radioactive contamination in the soil.

Wow, any chance that could have contributed a bit to climate change or weather pattern disruptions?

The Bulletin could also have pointed out the shocking truth that, even though the Cold War with Russia seems to be over, it was possible in this modern age of peace loving, “progressive societies” that:

As of mid-2014, the authors estimate that there are approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons located at some 98 sites in 14 countries. Roughly 10,000 of these weapons are in military arsenals; the remaining weapons are retired and awaiting dismantlement. Approximately 4,000 are operationally available, and some 1,800 are on high alert and ready for use on short notice. The largest concentrations of nuclear weapons reside in Russia and the United States, which possess 93 percent of the total global inventory.

The B53 nuclear bomb, the largest and most powerful weapon in world history.
The B53 nuclear bomb, the largest and most powerful weapon in world history.

Imagine Р16,300 missiles, each far more powerful than the two detonated 70 years ago next month at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In fact, the October 26, 2011 issue of the Daily Mail newspaper reported that the United States was at that time  dismantling the most powerful nuclear bomb ever made, after nearly 50 years of service:

“The B53 was capable of releasing nine megatons of energy ‚Äď 600 times more than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.¬†On explosion, the 9,000lb ‚Äėbunker buster‚Äô would have caused lethal burns to anyone within 18 miles, destroyed all buildings within 9 miles and was even able to penetrate up to 230m underground.”

With that bomb disassembled, what is the SECOND most powerful bomb in the world NOW?  Or are there plans for something even more horrific just over the horizon?

Since all the weapons created today are so much more powerful than the ones dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, maybe it would be prudent to go back and be remimded what its destructive capabilities were.¬† The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was the first if it’s kind, incredibly primitive in design and function, and was only tested once before being put to use in war. ¬†Yet after that first and only test before Hiroshima, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant scientist who oversaw the building of the bomb, famously said: “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, seen from 80 miles away, and more than an hour after the bomb detonated.

At 8:15 AM on August 6, 1945, as the hazy sun dawned over the Japanese port city Рthe 7th largest city in Japan Рthe population awoke and began their day in a thousand ways . By this time most factory workers were on the job, kids were already on their way to school.  There had been a separate fear of an air raid earlier that morning, which had been given the All Clear nearly an hour before Рand no one expected a repeat performance.  Remember, Hiroshima had not been attacked even once since the War had begun.  So the people were out in the open, completely unprotected.

Thousands of feet above, a single United States B-29 bomber slowly positioned itself over the city, having taken their air defences completely by surprise. When they were over their target zone, they simply opened the bomb bay doors, let this newly developed weapon drop out – and then made a 180 and returned to base, trying to stay ahead of what was to come next.

Ironically named “Little Boy” (though it weighed over 8,000 lbs), the bomb fell for 44.4 seconds, after which both time and barometric triggers started the firing mechanism. The detonation took place at an altitude of approx. 1,968 feet, exactly as had been intended.¬† Eyewitnesses on the ground reported that there followed a flash of heat and light, reported to¬†be hotter than the surface of the sun, followed by a shockwave equivalent to up to 15,000 tons of TNT.

Within seconds, 62.9% of the city’s 70,000 buildings, most made of wood, were totally destroyed – only 8% were undamaged. Remember, this detonation came from a mile above the streets of Hiroshima. How do you hide from that?

The shadows cast by people who literally vaporized or
The shadows cast by people who literally vaporized or “carbonized” in Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.

You don’t – estimates are that 80,000 people were instantly “carbonized”. Meaning? They burned to a crisp. It is estimated that the surface ground temperature rose to 4,000¬įF in 3-4 seconds. Several stones on display at the Hiroshima museum seemed to show shadows of people that literally vaporized in seconds. Nearly 80,000 more died months later of exposure to radiation from this first atomic bomb, including over 20,000 soldiers of the Imperial Army.

So devastating was the impact, the United States never released any footage of the bomb explosion or resulting after-effects on the city until 1951 – 6 years later. A member of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, Lieutenant Daniel McGovern, used a film crew to document the results in early 1946, which resulted in a three-hour documentary entitled The Effects of the Atomic Bombs Against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The documentary included images from hospitals showing the human effects of the bomb; it showed burned out buildings and cars, and rows of skulls and bones on the ground – and it was classified “secret” for the next 22 years.

Kokura became the great miracle of World War II. Not only was this city chosen as the backup should Hiroshima be clouded over, but on August 9 it was the primary target of the next bomb named “Fat Man” – but the smoke from a nearby bombed-out neighbouring city¬†saved them again, and the nuclear blast that shook Nagasaki ended the Japanese involvement in World War II.¬† His voice shaking with emotion, the Emperor announced the unconditional surrender of Japan – for most Japanese, it was the first time they had ever heard his voice.

Today there are many other voices, some calm, some not so much, that are all moving us ever forward to what some think is the inevitability of the Apocalypse.¬† I think the jury is still out – but until it is all said and done, and the fat lady (or another “Fat Man” bomb) sings, we can still write the next chapter in world history.¬† Mankind must stand together, or be wasted by mutually assured destruction.

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By Shawn J., Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted</> January 22, 2015. Revised July 14, 2015

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