Friday, June 14, 2013

Now that we need him...

Michael Moore, A.W.O.L.  What happened to Michael Moore, to the outlet he provided our soldiers who wrote to Moore from Iraq? Most expressed what seemed to be legitimate claims of distress; almost all lambasted President Bush. Many reproached Commander-in-Chief Bush as being less than a true soldier, a man who never made it to a battlefield.  Some told of having been inspired by Fahrenheit 9/11, one of the most moneymaking documentaries ever. All raved about Michael Moore.

In light of the probability that American forces will evacuate Afghanistan, cries are being heard about the harm that will cause, that we owe it to the Afghans to maintain a presence in their country. It’s argued that they have good reason to rely on America for that.

I’m not so sure. Rather than provide an ongoing forum, it seems that Moore has abandoned his appeal for troop correspondence at a very bad, if not desperate time. [please see: More U.S. troops committing suicide than being killed ... More U.S. troops committing suicide than being killed fighting in Afghanistan in 'tough year' for armed services. ...] He’s switched much of his attention to gun control and wiretapping [please see: DO SOMETHING:
Tell the U.S. GovernmentStopWatching.Us ] at a time when soldier suicides are at their highest level ever. Rather than report their discontent about a CIC who has made them even better targets as a result of having announced when they’re to leave, he appears NOT to want to listen to their rants about our President’s lack of hands on experience. To them, he must seem to be more like Cannabis-in-Chief considering his interests at their age.

But that’s not all. Our President’s inability to identify our enemy by name has earned the enmity of our allies; they question whether America can be trusted, especially his appointees like John Kerry who announced a gift of $1.3 billion to Egypt’s Morsi government and its blatant anti-Semitism [please see: ZOA Calls On Obama to Pressure Egypt’s Morsi into Canceling Broadcast & Distribution of Vicious Anti-Semitic TV Series
Series is Intended to Demonize Jews as an Alien Race Hostile to Muslims
By: Morton A. Klein, ZOA June 13, 2013] at a time when his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts are meeting with widespread disapproval. Our CIC’s ineptness must be contagious.

I can only hope that our President remains stymied about what to do in Syria. All of his perceived options are lousy; there is no democratically leaning side to support, none that doesn’t want to, like Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, cast the U.S. and Israel into oblivion. I hope he reads Levine Breaking News, its 6/14/13 report:

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…A Syrian rebel group’s pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda’s replacement for Osama bin Laden suggests that the terrorist group’s influence is not waning and that it may take a greater role in the Western-backed fight to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The pledge of allegiance by Syrian Jabhat al Nusra Front chief Abou Mohamad al-Joulani to al-Qaeda leader Sheik Ayman al-Zawahri was coupled with an announcement by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq, that it would work with al Nusra as well.
Lebanese Sheik Omar Bakri, a Salafist who says states must be governed by Muslim religious law, says al-Qaeda has assisted al Nusra for some time.

There are gestures our President could make that would shore up his claim as leader of the free world. One of them is to listen to Simon Deng’s speech about massacre and slavery in Sudan. Unlike our President, Deng doesn’t balk at naming the cause: Muslim jihadists. [please see: Simon Deng's Speech on Jihad and Islam for Freedom Defense ...   Cached
Part 5 of 6: is . Simon Deng: Ex-slave, leading human rights activist against jihad in Sudan.T he FREEDOM DEFENSE INITIATIVE INAUGURAL EVENT at CPAC...]

Rather than extend sympathy for Deng’s cause, our nation, its leader, has done little to combat the slaughter that Deng describes.

Even more disheartening is the fact that our President has failed to intervene on behalf of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, a true American hero who displays all of the leadership traits, even from his prison cell, that our President seems to lack. Behenna, in self-defense, dispatched a jihadist murderer. Barring a Presidential pardon, Behenna may have to remain in prison for another decade or more. [please see:   September 2007: 1LT Michael Behenna deployed to Iraq for his first tour of combat. ... and Lt Behenna reacted to defend himself by firing two shots which killed Mansur.]

If only Michael Moore had our nation’s best interests at stake, he would film a documentary that would galvanize all of us to act in behalf of what’s best for our country, perhaps even our President would join us.

                                                B.Koplen 6/14/13

More about Kerry’s (and Obama’s) Folly:
Sohrab Ahmari - Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington   CachedSohrab Ahmari is an assistant books editor at The Wall Street Journal .

Sohrab Ahmari..Wall Street Journal..11 June '13..

In March, on his first visit to the Jewish state as president, Barack Obama exhorted Israelis to reach out to their Arab neighbors and see that "sometimes the greatest miracle is recognizing that the world can change."

But consider Egypt, where in 2011 a popular revolt swept away Hosni Mubarak's pharaonic dictatorship only to replace it with a Muslim Brotherhood-led theocracy. Through it all, one element of Egyptian culture has remained constant: its virulent anti-Semitism.

"Khaybar," a serial drama set to air during the holy month of Ramadan (starting on July 8), is Egyptian TV's latest piece of hate-melodrama. It depicts the Prophet Muhammad's conquest, in A.D. 629, of a Jewish community on the Arabian Peninsula.

"Khaybar, oh Jews!" is an oft-heard chant at Arab anti-Israel rallies. But just in case there was any doubt about the intended political message, the show's screenwriter, Yousry El Gendy, has gone on the record with the online news outlet Alyoum Alsabea to declare: "This drama will focus on the Jewish community and will show their traits, ideas and their maliciousness. Also, it will show the enmity between Arabs and Jews since the time of Moses." Ahmed Maher, a popular actor playing one of the Jewish villains, told the Al-Balad newspaper that "Khaybar" sets out to depict Jews as "the ugliest slice of humans."

From Palwatch 31 May '10, Gaza flotilla participants chanted 
Islamic battle cry invoking the killing of Jews.

"The show will be on when most Egyptian families are staying at home for Ramadan doing nothing but watching TV," Mina Rezkalla, a U.S.-based Egyptian activist told me. "The goal is completely outward anti-Semitism." Contrary to Mr. Obama's uplifting Middle East maxims, some things in the world's least free region never change.

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