Tuesday, November 10, 2009

When Tolerance Kills


Political correctness is in the air, and fear of the truth is everywhere. In the aftermath of the recent attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, President Obama went out of his way not to use the word "terrorism" to describe the massacre. And for good reason, the fantasy that there is no "war on terror" is one of the quintessential cogs in the left's governing apparatus. Without which, all the other gears in their machine will not turn. It shall be interesting to watch the president and his administration scramble to blame the military and the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for this incident. They will blame everyone...except those responsible.

In fact, the Fort Hood shooting is the first successful terrorist attack on American soil since 9-11. But Obama, his hands soiled with the responsibility of dis-assembling Bush era protections against such attacks, is attempting make it look like a run-of-the-mill maniac with a gun shooting. The politicization of the massacre was swift and sure as the FBI, within hours of the shootings, decried that this was not terrorist related even before FBI agents arrived at the scene.

Ever the loyal sycophants, the media too has been downplaying any relationship to the attacker, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, to organized terror groups. But alas, not only do such connections exist, they are damning:

Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother's funeral was held there in May that year.

The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
-The London Telegraph

It is a shame that one has to consult foreign journalists to get an honest assessment of such critical elements of this story. This man was a follower of the same Imam as several of the 9/11 attackers. Some would say this alone qualifies as a reason to look for a possible terrorist link. Yet, as always, there is more:

Hasan's eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki's teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday's horrific shooting spree. As investigators look at Hasan's motives and mindset, his attendance at the mosque could be an important piece of the jigsaw. Al-Awlaki moved to Dar al-Hijrah as imam in January, 2001, from the west coast, and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services. A third hijacker attended his services in California.

Hasan was praying at Dar al-Hijrah at about the same time, and the FBI will now want to investigate whether he met the two terrorists. Charles Allen, a former under-secretary for intelligence at the Department of Homeland Security, has described al-Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen, as an "al-Qaeda supporter, and former spiritual leader to three of the September 11 hijackers... who targets US Muslims with radical online lectures encouraging terrorist attacks from his new home in Yemen".

Last night Hasan remained in a coma under guard at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and was said to be in a "stable" condition. Born in America to a Palestinian family, Hasan, 39, was an army psychiatrist who had chosen to sign up for the US military against his parents' wishes. But he turned into an angry critic of the wars America was waging in Iraq and Afghanistan and had tried in vain to negotiate his discharge.

He counselled soldiers returning from the front line and told relatives that he was horrified at the prospect of a deployment to Afghanistan later this year – his first time in a combat zone. Whether due to his personal convictions, his stress over his deployment or other reasons, Hasan is alleged to have snapped and gone on a murderous rampage with a powerful semi-automatic handgun after shouting "Allahu Akhbar" ("God is great"), according to survivors. He had earlier given away copies of the Koran to neighbours.
-The London Telegraph

Major Nidal Malik Hasan screamed "Allahu Akhbar" and began a shooting massacre that killed 13 soldiers and wounded 30 more. The fact that he acted alone would not make him any less of a terrorist. Lone suicide bombers are the norm in most Islamic terrorist attacks. That Hasan was a trained soldier would certainly make the use of firearms a somewhat more reasonable method of operation. The difference between a stressed out or delusional psychopath and a terrorist is political motivation and the political motivation is certain. Also certain is the unfortunate fact that Major Hasan had been communicating recently with his former Imam, Anwar al-Awlahi who currently resides in Yemen and acts as a recruiter for...Al-Qaeda!

His "Allahu Akhbar" declarations would certainly indicate that he was motivated by the Islamic fanatacism that Obama and his media bootlickers are bending over backwards to deny. This, of course, recalls President Clinton's deliberate and misleading response to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Like all democrats, he viewed the bombing as a merely a crime, promising to find those guilty and punish them, rather than to attack the international groups that funded and enabled them. We have come full circle to the delusional world of leftist fools who act as though 9/11 never happened. Which, of course, only guarantees something equally disastrous will happen again.

Many people, including myself, have lamented and warned that the the weakening of Bush administration anti-terrorist policies would leave us vulnerable to be attacked again. Now it has happened and our president, fully believing that the only enemy to the United States is the American people, is doing everything he can to delegitimize the terrorist threat in order keep his domestic political agenda front and center. Depriving Americans of their liberties through the confiscation of the health care system and redistributing U.S. sovereignty and wealth through a fraudulent carbon-tax scheme supercedes defending the nation and its antiquated constitution in his eyes.

Lets face it, when the U.S. military is targeted within our own borders, our enemies do NOT fear us. As certainly as the October 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole was a warning that our Islamic enemies were not impressed with America's ability to thwart their actions, so too is Major Hasan's attack on Fort Hood a precursor to an even greater and imminent attack. They our watching our for our response. What will it be?

The soldiers killed in this vicious attack were murdered by the president and his follower's allegiance to the myths of tolerance, diversity and political correctness. As I have documented in previous writings, many of our soldiers are killed by people masquerading as their friends and allies. It is perhaps an unavoidable reality when an Iraqi soldier who goes into battle with Americans suddenly reveals his true allegiance by turning and firing on our soldiers. You cannot tell who is a jihadist just by looking at them. Al Qaeda has long encouraged infiltration into the foolishly politically correct West. However, this killer was no surprise:

In the months leading to Thursday's shooting spree that left 13 people dead and 29 others wounded, Hasan raised eyebrows with comments that the war on terror was "a war on Islam" and wrestled with what to tell fellow Muslim solders who had their doubts about fighting in Islamic countries. "The system is not doing what it's supposed to do," said Dr. Val Finnell, who complained to administrators at a military university about what he considered Hasan's "anti-American" rants. "He at least should have been confronted about these beliefs, told to cease and desist, and to shape up or ship out."

Finnell studied with Hasan from 2007-2008 in the master's program in public health at the military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where Hasan persistently complained about perceived anti-Muslim sentiment in the military and injected his politics into courses where they had no place. "In retrospect, I'm not surprised he did it," Finnell said of the shootings. "I had real questions about what his priorities were, what his beliefs were."
-Associated Press

It's called "discrimination," and it is exactly what was called for here. Too many people hold onto foolish ideas of tolerance and political correctness and those are the very things that led to this massacre. The saddest part of this story is the revelation that many soldiers who heard the rantings of this Islamic supremacist dared not report what they knew in fear of being labeled a bigot and accused of discrimination. Even worse the Secretary of the Army had this to say after the tragedy:

"I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers. And I've asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that. There are about 3,000 Muslims on active duty military service or in the National Guard or reserve forces, They remain a small minority within the U.S. military." -General George Casey

WHAT!!!!! A fully indoctrinated Islamic supremacist infiltrates the United States Army and kills American soldiers and the army's top general goes on every major Sunday news show to say he fears a "backlash" against the one thousand Muslim soldiers who currently serve? If there is one group of people who have shown they can keep a level head in these situations it is those serving in our military. We need to stick to the issue at hand instead of fabricating a "backlash" that has not and will not happen. In fact, we need to act in a way that will protect our soldiers from the "backlashes" of future turncoats.

In WW II our ancestors had the wisdom to disallow American's of Japanese descent from serving in the Japanese theater, and even went so far as to imprison many until their backgrounds could be investigated during the early stages of the war. Obama and his ilk look down on these decisions as discriminatory and bigoted, yet it was entirely reasonable given the suddenness of the Japanese attack and the problems inherent with diverse and multicultural societies.

I tell you we are NOT better than our ancestors. We are weakened by political correctness because we haven't had the courage to question Muslims in our society...and we are paying for it. It may be true that not every Muslim is a terrorist in waiting, and many are perfectly loyal Americans. But Major Hasan wasn't, and it doesn't take a psychological degree to see that he was a threat. What more could he have done to draw attention to himself? Declare war on America? Obama has done that!

Major Hasan was definitely wrong about one thing. Presidents Bush and Obama have gone out of their way to make it clear that the "War on Terror" was NOT a war on Islam. That is why it is doomed to fail. Too many ignorant people inflate their opinion of themselves and their intellect by accepting a foolish moral equivalency of Islam with other religions, particularly Christianity. It is a fool's lie. Islam is at war with us and has been for 1200 years. It only understands dominance and submission. Tolerance to Islam is dangerous. Thanks to Nadal Hasan, we have learned that lesson yet again. Therefore, what we need is an open declaration of "War on Islam." Political correctness be damned! Islam is not compatible with Western Civilization. Muslims know this, why do we insist on accepting tolerance, diversity, equality and political correctness mythology? They are all false gods.

"Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what [Hasan] has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal." -Anwar al-Awlaki's response to the massacre

Discrimination. It's what people do...when they KNOW better. How long does it take for some people to learn?


Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Time To Kill?


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-7

Finally, ten months into his administration, President Obama has a significant foreign policy achievement he can hang his hat on. Perhaps it is something we can assume is a direct result of the "prestige" bestowed upon him with the awarding of the now infamous Nobel Peace Prize. No, I am not talking about an agreement for sanctions against the recalcitrant regime in Iran that is Hell-bent on developing nuclear weapons. The Russians, in spite of Obama's feel-good appeasement/betrayal of the Czech and Polish governments, have already announced they will not participate in any such maneuver. Instead, our president has apparently succeeded in getting the legally removed socialist dictator in training restored to his presidency in Honduras.

Honduras is on the verge of ending a four-month political crisis after rival camps cut a deal that could return ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power and earn international support for a November 29 election. Buckling under pressure from U.S. diplomats, negotiators for Zelaya, toppled in a June 28 coup, and the de facto leader Roberto Micheletti who replaced him, agreed to put an end to Central America's worst political turmoil in two decades.

The deal, a diplomatic victory for U.S. President Barack Obama, leaves it up to the Honduran Congress to decide whether Zelaya can be restored to serve the last few months of his term -- the question that caused earlier talks to stumble. A Congress vote is expected in the next few days, after the Supreme Court gives a non-binding opinion on the matter.

This, of course, is the same Honduran Congress and Supreme Court that initially supported the ouster of the president in the first place thereby assuring its' status as a legal removal from office. Due to the misguided and relentless pressure applied by the Obama administration, which included the refusal to recognize the legally chosen replacement for President Zelaya as well as the refusal to recognize subsequently elected governments in the future, the Honduran government has a greed to a compromise that will allow the exiled president to return to office.

This may not, at first glance, appear to be a big deal. Surely the Obama administration will call this a triumph for democracy and the rule of law. After all, Honduras has elections scheduled to occur shortly and and Zelaya will almost certainly be voted out...or will he?

Zelaya was sent into exile on June 28 after attempting to hold a vote on whether a constituent assembly should be set up to look at rewriting the constitution. The proposed rewrite would lift the current ban on presidential re-election and allow him to remain in office beyond a constitutionally limited second term. The vote was deemed in violation of the constitution by the Supreme Court. This process is not unlike the one used by Zelaya's good friend and political ally, Hugo Chavez, that has allowed that socialist dictator to assume permanent control over Venezuela...all in the name of democracy and the rule of law. Peculiar how these people use such seemingly liberal ideals to enslave their populations under fascist domination isn't it?

Clearly, with the action to restore Zelaya to office, The Constitution of Honduras has been negated. No agreement to restore him can be considered legal if, in fact, his removal was legal. Zelaya's replacement, Robert Micheletti, cowered in the face of pressure from international socialists. The Honduran Congress still has to vote on this agreement and the Supreme Court has to certify it as well. However all of this is occurring AFTER external pressure from other nations has been applied. This is definitely a test of a nation's right to exert its' own sovereignty.

If, in fact, Zelaya is restored to power, this will constitute an intolerable act perpetrated against the people of Honduras. They had a procedure for protecting themselves from a president that was abusing his power. The ability to impeach, recall and remove leaders is a necessary part of a healthy democracy. The people must have protections against those who would use the apparatus of the law to establish a dictatorship. This is what Zelaya was accused of, and for which he was legally removed. If Zelaya returns to power, the military, or a group of civic minded leaders, should assassinate him. When the people have exhausted every other recourse, and in this case they have, then violence is in order...it is the time to kill. A price must be extracted for this intolerable act or there will definitely be more intolerable acts to come. The price must be very high. If this leads to further violence and unrest, so be it.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

That Obama would choose to interfere with the internal machinations of another democratic country is very revealing. Especially when you consider how, up till now, it has been handled relatively peacefully. Obama, like all socialists, is willing to contest the unfairness and social injustice of law and order until, of course, he becomes the law and the order. Then, like all socialists, he acquires a peculiar dislike for such things as dissent that might point out certain injustices of their own. That is why democrats in this country always speak of disenfranchised voters when they lose, yet fail to prosecute cases of voter intimidation when they win. This is evidenced by Obama's Justice department's unwillingness to prosecute the Philadelphia Black Panthers. It is not freedom, fairness or equality that they seek...it is absolute power. That is why the events in Honduras are so important. They are establishing an international right to validate a sovereign country's government without the consent of the governed. Did you ever think you would see an American president make such a stand?

There is one thing you can count on from our socialist friends. The acquisition of power will lead to a love of country and a belief in the patriotic duty to sacrifice for the country that they control. Dissent, once celebrated as a high form of patriotism, will suddenly be reviled as treason against the state and their illusions of the will of the people. One need only watch the transformation of the on air personalities at MSNBC to see such shifting principles and the resulting new-found love for a country that just last year they condemned. Which brings us to a new problem...or should I say. the highly expected return of an old standard of the left: The unfair election...

This year, New Jersey’s registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for any reason. (Before 2005, voters needed to provide a reason for why they needed an absentee ballot.) The state received about 150,000 absentee-ballot applications this year. On about 2,300 of those applications so far, the signature on the request form does not match the signature on the voter’s registration forms with the state.

In a development that is depressingly predictable, the New Jersey Democratic party is asking the state to provide provisional ballots for all these voters. Those ballots could, presumably, be used to overcome any narrow lead by Republican Chris Christie over Democrat Jon Corzine on Election Day.

A mass distribution of provisional ballots, at the request of a political party, would represent a significant change from established law. Currently, when a county clerk rejects an absentee-ballot request, the clerk tries to contact the voter — through mail, by phone, and in some cases, by attempting to contact the voter in person. And a person who has spoken to some of New Jersey’s county clerks says they’re granting wide latitude on signature styles; for them to reject a ballot request because of the signature, it has to be dramatically different from the one on file..

Democrats have never made this request before, not even in 2008, where many more New Jersey residents were voting through absentee ballots. Of course, that year Democrats Barack Obama and Frank Lautenberg were expected to win the statewide races handily.
The fears of absentee-ballot fraud in New Jersey is not theoretical or far-fetched. Earlier this year, Atlantic City councilman Marty Small and 13 people who worked on his unsuccessful mayoral campaign “were indicted on charges they conspired to commit election fraud during the June Democratic primary through a variety of schemes involving messenger absentee ballots, state Attorney General Anne Milgram announced in Trenton.” One of those workers has already pled guilty. Five workers were indicted on similar charges in Essex County in August.
- National Review Online

Now, according to New Jersey Policy, third parties can pick up and return absentee ballots. However, a couple of weeks ago, a Democratic operative in Atlantic City plead guilty to a charge of tampering with ballots. One of the practices mentioned in the indictment was the person picking up ballots from people and throwing them out if they weren’t for his candidate. And then there was this:

They allegedly solicited applications for messenger absentee ballots from individuals not qualified to receive them and had the voters not fill in the name of the messenger, so they could fraudulently designate themselves as the authorized messengers or bearers. - New Jersey Office Of The Attorney General

Hmm. It looks like another play at the Al Franken strategy, and why not? They got away with it that time. In a close election you make sure you have plenty of absentee ballots at your disposal to "discover" during the recount process as you contest all of your opponent's votes and replace them with your own. If you will recall, Franken trailed his opponent, Norm Coleman, by just a few hundred votes. However, after a recount fraught with judicial challenges brought before favorable judges that also included the discovery of 300 ballots, all for Franken, found in the trunk of a car, Franken unsurprisingly came out the winner. A perfectly stolen election.

Suspicious minds reasonably see these requests for questionable absentee ballots as an attempt to create a pool of emergency votes to be used if Republican Chris Christie holds a small lead on Election Night. Reasonable people should also see that this is another example of Democrats preparing their tactics for the 2010 elections and beyond. Republicans and conservatives are rightly salivating at the prospects of substantial gains in the coming elections due to the over-reach of progressive democrats. However you must remember who you are dealing with. This is the evolutionist, by any means necessary party. They are not bound by moral convictions or an ideological attachment to free and fair elections. They will do whatever they have to do to steal the election and then afterward demand the rest of us abide by the laws they so flagrantly violated.

In Honduras, the time for peaceful dissent is winding down. The re-installment of a legally removed president is their sign that they can no longer remain passive and non-violent. Their liberty is in need of "refreshing." As anyone who has ever planted a tree can attest, they need lots of "refreshing" when they are young and vulnerable. There is nothing unexpected in this. However, we haven't got there yet, but Obama and his progressive sycophants are pushing us in that direction. Soon, we too could reach a point of no return. Even a 233 year old democracy can find itself in need of "refreshing."

As we look forward to the 2010 and 2012 elections just remember, so are the progressives...and we are seeing their plans.