Archive for August 22, 2012

Why Israel Must Attack Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

By Alan Caruba

I have often wondered why so many of the Jews of Germany took so long to realize that Hitler and the Nazi regime intended to kill them, along with all the Jews of Europe and what they hoped would be the conquest of Russia. They need only have read “Mein Kampf”, Hitler’s book that blamed Jews for all the ills of Germany.

On November 9-10, 1938, there was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews in Germany and Austria that became known as Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, during which 91 Jews were killed and an estimated 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. More than 1,000 synagogues were burned. What followed was the Holocaust, the deliberate killing of Jewish men, women and children. Its victims numbered between five and six million.

Kristallnacht had been preceded by years of vicious propaganda against all Jews. Those who intend to kill Jews do not hide their plans, they tell the world.

The Iranian regime has been doing this since it seized control in 1979. On August 17, Agence Press France reported on a speech given by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he called Israel a “cancerous tumor.” He ranted on claiming that “Zionists” had triggered World War I and II and had “taken control over world affairs since the moment they became dominant over the U.S. government.”

The day before, a prominent Saudi Arabian cleric declared that Jews drink the blood of children during religious ceremonies, a notorious “blood libel.” People living in the Middle East have been hearing such things for decades. The nation of Israel has, since its founding in 1948, had to fight a succession of wars for its survival.

Just as the nations in the 1930s tried to ignore the threat of Nazi Germany and sought to appease it, we are living through a similar process as Iran continues its relentless quest for nuclear weapons.

In a recent opinion in The Wall Street Journal, “What Obama Isn’t Saying About Iran”, David Feith, its features editor, wrote “The United States doesn’t want Israel taking military action against Iran’s nuclear program, and top officials have been traveling to Jerusalem this summer to make their case in person.” The claim is that sanctions are working. They are not, nor is there any united front to deter Iran.

Just as the world of the 1930s knew what was coming, the world today knows that Iran intends to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons and Americans should know, if they do not already, America is the other hated nation, slated for destruction by Iran’s leaders.

In 2009, Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, 1997-1999, and diplomatic envoy to Middle Eastern nations, currently the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, authored “The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West.” It laid out all the facts regarding Iran’s nuclear program, warming that “it is not too late to prevent their becoming a nuclear power.”

The previous year, Americans had elected not just the first black President, but one who had made clear in his memoir, “Audacity of Hope” that “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

DEBKA file, an Israeli news organization with contacts throughout the Netanyahu administration, reported on August 18 that Israel, in return for not attacking Iran soon, has been seeking guarantees that the U.S. will not stand aside as Iran closes in on possessing nuclear weapons that can be put on its missiles. Assurances from the Obama administration should be regarded as both politically motivated so that it can reach Election Day without having to respond to an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities and as essentially worthless.

The Holocaust taught the Israelis that Jews are essentially on their own when threatened anywhere in the world. They have twice destroyed nuclear reactors, first in Iraq in 1981 and second in Syria in 2007. They are not going to stand aside and permit Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. They are not going to wait on U.S. assurances, particularly from Barack Obama.

They will risk everything because they will lose everything if that do not act. Inasmuch as Iran has engaged in numerous acts of war against the U.S. since 1979; most notably the 1983 Iranian truck-bomb attack against our embassy and a marine barracks in Lebanon it is clear that a state of war has existed now for decades.. A thwarted 2011 plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in a Washington, D.C. restaurant is only the latest of such outrages.

The United States is at war with Iran even if a succession of administrations from Reagan to today has refused to admit it. It is not a war of our choosing, but of Iran’s. We can wait for them to destroy Israel and than attack us or we can take the action necessary to stop it before it happens. As in the 1930s, we can wait to suffer the consequences of doing nothing.

In the end, it appears that only Israel is prepared to do what neither the U.S. nor any other nation will do.

© Alan Caruba, 2012


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Obama Still Decimating the Military

By JB Williams

Despite strong opposition from commanders and chaplains, Obama’s Department of Defense chief Leon Panetta focuses his attention on the military’’s participation in a new Obama-era Gay Pride initiative, further decimating the military through a number of perverted Administration policies.

But that’s just the beginning…

Obama’s Leftist Rules of Engagement

Obama era combat Rules of Engagement can only be described as genocide, an intentional effort to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq by making proper combat rules of engagement a crime, leaving soldiers totally vulnerable on the battle field, or incarcerated at Ft. Leavenworth for doing what they are trained to do.

During the eight years that George W. Bush prosecuted the war in Afghanistan, we lost 630 American heroes. Obama’s insane rules of engagement have cost us more than 1470 soldiers in just three years, with those numbers climbing to a record level in 2012.

Both here and abroad, we are experiencing an increasing level of Green on Blue murders in which foreign Muslim troops are killing American soldiers who work beside them, or trained them. Muslim infiltrator Nidal Hassan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the murder of unarmed service members at the Fort Hood, Texas complex.

Despite Hassan screaming “Allah Akbar” as he fired into a crowded lunchroom of unarmed American soldiers, the Obama Administration has labeled the Hassan killings as “”work place violence…”” and Hassan has still not faced justice. Yet numerous American soldiers sit in Ft. Leavenworth for doing their jobs on the field of battle and not even House member Allen West, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee since his election in 2010, is doing anything to free these soldiers, or stop Obama’’s homicidal Rules of Engagement abroad.

Mass Cut Back of Soldiers

At a time when America’’s enemies are too numerous to list and the world is in historic upheaval, Obama is forcing mass cuts in military personnel without congressional oversight or authorization.

After driving the nation’s debt up 60% in three years via Marxist social spending aimed at saving left-wing labor unions rather than the U.S. economy, the Federal Government is beyond broke and Obama has chosen the U.S. Military as its prime target for spending cuts.

Massive numbers of military veterans are being dumped out on the streets after 10, 20, even 30 years of honorable service. Obama is cutting experienced veterans who have deployed numerous times in order to screw these soldiers out of the retirement benefits they earned, while recruiting a new kind of young inexperienced soldier focus only upon social justice and potential domestic terrorists.

“We request that you not take actions to implement decisions that would be difficult or impossible to reverse by anticipating congressional approval of what may turn out to be very contentious proposals before the committees have had an opportunity to produce bills reflecting their responses to the fiscal year 2013 budget request,” senators wrote.

But is Obama listening? The Hill reports that Obama has demanded a half-trillion dollar cut in Defense spending for 2013 and Obama stooges Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey are defending Obama’’s budget request as the most responsible way to accomplish the necessary budget savings. They say the troop reductions are natural after the wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say that the reductions will not hollow out the force.

But as American K.I.A. skyrockets in Afghanistan and Iran threatens to seize control of Iraq and destroy Israel, is the war really “winding down?” – Or, is the Obama administration simply decimating the U.S. Military with another agenda in mind?

Imagine the real unemployment rate as Obama dumps career soldiers out into the streets by the thousands, where he has already decimated the private sector jobs market…

Obama’s Treasonous Intel Leaks

CNN reports – In a series of interviews, former military and intelligence officers accuse Obama of seeking political gain by disclosing successful secret operations. “As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy,” says Benjamin Smith, identified in the video as a former Navy SEAL. “It will get Americans killed.”

A growing number of Military and Intelligence officers are going public with their open disdain for Obama policies in a 22 minute video that has gone viral all over the web.

Left-wing Soros-funded website Media Matters stirred public outrage last Thursday when Obama surrogate Eric Boehlert described the group of former Navy SEALs who have criticized the Obama administration for national security leaks as “gutless.” It’’s hard to tell what’s worse here, calling Navy SEALs gutless, telling American business owners that they didn’’t build their businesses, or Democrat voters that Romney wants to place them back in chains…. It’’s all equally evil and blatantly un-American.

Obama and his Marxist Hollywood sycophants are ready to release their coordinated re-election movie falsely painting Obama as the American hero who “got Bin Laden.” But another film, 2016 hit the theaters last week, exposing Obama’’s real anti-American agenda and his lifelong pursuit to destroy America and its status as the last standing superpower in the world.

Obama is downsizing the Military as part of his larger agenda to downsize America.

To understand what Obama’’s real agenda is, take your family, friends, church groups, civics groups and patriot organizations to see the film 2016 in theaters now.

Even Main Stream Press Turning on Obama

Obama has made the cover of Newsweek magazine again, but this time, the publication is saying “Obama must go!” – Newsweek COVER STORY: “Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.” Newsweek writer Niall Ferguson says: Obama’’s Gotta Go!

Not only has Obama decimated the Military, he has decimated the economy, national security, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, foreign relations, set the Middle East ablaze under the new leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, waged race and class warfare across America and divided the nation like never before in American history.

Many call him a total failure, like Newsweek. But the truth is — Obama is accomplishing everything he set out to accomplish, the total utter destruction of the United States.

Veterans and Patriots are uniting against Obama, Biden, Clinton, Panetta and the entire cabal of Marxist misfits now running America into the ground. Romney and Ryan have stolen Obama’’s momentum in the 2012 election and the Obama Administration is becoming increasingly desperate in their quest to retain power and finish off America before anyone can stop them.

If Veterans and Patriots don’’t take a stand for the people who pay for our freedom with their lives, they will never take a stand for anything.

It’s time for the Obama cabal to go…. And then it will be time for the entire cabal to be held accountable for their treasonous actions against America, our beloved soldiers and the American people at large.

People should have asked what kinds of change Obama had in mind before placing their hopes in him in 2008. Now we know, and this will not stand!

The U.S. Military is not some perverted San Francisco Gay Pride bath house experiment for wayward Marxist miscreants. Our soldiers’ lives are precious and they must be defended from the enemy currently occupying our White House.

Know all thy enemies…. Including those who claim to oppose Obama’’s Marxist agenda for America, but spend all their time taking pot-shots at Romney and Ryan. Those who work to make certain Romney and Ryan lose are just as much an enemy of this country as those who work to make certain Obama wins.

Before we can start rebuilding America, we must first put out the fire that Obama and Clinton have ignited across America and around the globe.

Without a constitutional judiciary to hold these criminals accountable, the people will have to do it in the election booth. If we fail in the election booth, nothing but the Second Amendment will save American sovereignty and security.

It’s time for Obama and Clinton to GO! Period!

JB Williams