Monday, December 9, 2013


How to Secure a Proper Iranian Agreement 
Bruce Bialosky/ Townhall Columnist

By now you have probably read and heard a flood of analysis on the interim deal the Obama Administration made with the Iranian government in coordination with five other governments. Except for two people who write for the New York Times, the reviews we have read are quite damning.

The purpose of this column is neither to analyze the position of any parties nor to project whether this agreement will do harm to our allies in the region. They have certainly strongly expressed they were sold down the river by the agreement, but the only thing that they are hearing are assurances that in the end everything will be fine for their countries and the final agreement will protect them. They don’t seem to agree with that.

The agreement exists. There is nothing we can do about it because it is not a treaty and not subject to Congressional review. What we now need to focus on is how we can insure that the final agreement does what the interim agreement should have done – eliminate any nuclear development by Iran for any purpose. We all know if there is any form of nuclear development allowed in Iran they will have the opportunity to turn that into military use.

There is only one way to insure that there is at least a chance to pressure the Obama Administration into a proper deal. That is to starve the Democrats for money – House candidates, Senate candidates and the Democratic National Committee. That means if you are a supporter of Israel or someone who does not want nuclear proliferation -- especially in the hands of highly questionable regimes -- you must not give any money to Democrats until the final deal is cut. If you give money to any Democrats running for national office, or committees that fund those races, you are endorsing the current plan and that plan will be extended through into the final plan.

So when a candidate comes a calling, you must make it clear that you will be happy to support them once you see the final agreement and that the agreement has to eliminate nuclear development by Iran. If the Iranians don’t agree, then the next step is crushing sanctions that will bring the government to its knees and revolution to the streets. If a pro-Israel organization calls you to support a past friend in Congress, you need to tell them that if the candidates are really friends they will go beyond pontificating about the weakness of the interim deal and demand that Obama and Kerry protect both our interests and that of our friends by creating a truly restrictive agreement with Iran.

Tell them “I will give the candidates money, but only after we see the terms of the final agreement.”
 
The first comment one might make is that the proposal is easy for me to propose since I don’t give contributions to Democrats in partisan races. Let me be clear: if a Republican had made this highly questionable deal then I would be proposing the same strategy toward Republicans.

The second comment you may want to make is that I am out of my mind; that liberals Democrats will never do that. I tried this idea out on a couple of very involved individuals on the issue of Israel. One told me I was being Pollyannaish. That person said he felt liberal Jews were more concerned with abortion than the issue of Israel. Another stated his organization would never do it.

So tell me, do you have a better idea? What would happen if people charged with getting Democrats elected to the House (Steve Israel) and Senate (Chuck Schumer) started screaming that their fundraising has fallen through the floor and people were making their reasons very clear. It happened in 2010 and Obama changed course. We realize this President really cares only about his political position and is not really a team player, but a near collapse of Democratic fundraising would put extreme pressure on Obama and Kerry to do the right thing.

I have said repeatedly that you cannot possibly be a supporter of Barack Obama and of Israel.

Someone may think they are, but it is politically impossible. Obama does not support Israel and this interim agreement is a testament to that fact. Some analysts have compared this agreement to the one Neville Chamberlain made with Hitler. There was no opportunity to reverse that agreement; and, by time action was taken, the world was in a crushing war that brought the man to power who called the agreement a disaster at the time it was signed. Churchill could do nothing but fight for the survival of his country by the time he became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

We all know how foolish this agreement will be if it is made permanent. We know it hastens war and further nuclear proliferation, as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States who can fund it will start their own nuclear programs to protect themselves and also knowing no one will stop them.

We can do something. We can bring pressure on the party in power and force them to make the right decisions going forward. Don’t look back and wish you had done something that saved Israel from destruction. Words don’t count now -- actions do. So let them know; no money until we see a final agreement that secures our friends in the Middle East and stifles nuclear proliferation.

Now it all becomes clear: Liberals want you to lay still and think of England while all manner of people molest your peace, you property and your body.

Three cheers for old King George!

At least that’s what it’s come to in a growing number of self-defense cases around the country. Not only are we questioning a person’s right to arm themselves, we are questioning a person’s right to defend themselves and their property at all.

Defense of the individual and their property are the oldest rights known to man. And when you say that only government has a right to do that, you are giving your welfare and your property over to government.

It’s happening in Reading, Pennsylvania to business owners; in Sanford, Florida; Mesquite, Texas to homeowners; Spokane, Washington to university students. And according to the NRA to your town very, very soon, if Obama has his way.

"On Monday, Obama's current operation sent an email to supporters urging them to hold events advocating gun control on December 14, the one-year anniversary of the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut," says the NRA. "Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg's euphemistically-named group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, along with Moms Demand Action, are releasing a 60-second version and a 30-second version of a TV ad portraying a person approaching an elementary school with a duffel bag, as students observe a moment of silence for the victims who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. The obvious implication is that the gun control laws that one or both groups support could prevent the type of crime committed at Sandy Hook."

Can't they let the dead kids of Sandy Hook rest in peace? No, no they can't.

By leaps and bounds, liberals are trying to stifle your right to self-defense because, you know, that’s the government’s RIGHT, not the right of private citizens.

“And you don't know if you feel like you're going to be raped,” said Uber-Liberal Rep. Joe Salazar (R)ocky Mountain Highness) on the debate about restricting the 2nd Amendment, “or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody.”

Yes, because the government knows better whether I might be raped than I do. Better that they get to decide who gets a round popped into them.

It’s best to let the authorities straighten things out, like they did once they got involved in the Trayvon Martin case.

That worked out well for everyone.

The Martin case was a clear case of self-defense under the law, if in fact George Zimmerman felt threatened.

As my friend and constitutional scholar Henry Holzer explained to me: “The only thing that matters was what was Zimmerman’s state of mind at the time of the shooting?”

If he thought he was acting in self-defense, he was acting in self-defense.

The Zimmerman-Martin case wasn’t about liberal use of racism to pander for votes as we all assumed. It was about taking away the right to self-defense.

Last week I wrote about the families of two bad guys who were upset with a citizen for shooting and killing the robbers after they robbed a store in Reading, Pennsylvania.

"He had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said the dead robber’s mom. "He [the self-defending citizen] took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."

Yeah, I suppose, if one thinks self-defense is a crime. Which apparently one of the relations to the robbers does think it’s a crime: “How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own? How much worse is it going to get?" said Peter Ratel, one of the robbers cousins.

Now comes word from Gonzaga University that two students have been placed on probation because they drove off, by gunpoint, an intruder who tried to break into their apartment.

“Gonzaga University has placed two students on probation for violating a weapons policy after one of them displayed a gun to drive off an intruder at their apartment,” says the Associated Press. “Seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh were informed Sunday of the probation, which allows them to remain in the Washington state school. They had been facing expulsion. Both plan to appeal.”

Well THAT’S reassuring. I wasn’t aware that a university could suspend the 2nd Amendment.

I’m glad the university allows those young fellows to vote. I’m sure they aren’t allowed to express their political views unrestricted, however, since, you know… it’s a UNIVERSITY, a school of higher learning and only the liberal side need be heard there.

It shouldn’t surprise us that a society that is truly confused that the “gun-free” zone they created behind the main building of the New York Public Library didn’t prevent a 16-year old from shooting someone over a coat he wanted; that that society also can’t understand the concept of "self-defense."

Incidents like the coat shooting however are messing with the vibe Bloomberg, Biden and "Bama want to create.

"Obama and Bloomberg are pulling out the stops, knowing that support for gun control--which rose in the days after Sandy Hook--is waning," says the NRA. "Not only was the Obama gun control agenda defeated in the Senate last spring, a new CNN poll shows that support for gun control has dropped by six points since January, and a majority of Americans now oppose stricter gun laws."

But even still the contagion has spread to Texas.

Yeah. Texas!
In 2012, a Dallas-area man was arrested after firing a gun into the ground to warn off burglars who were trying to break through his fence into his yard.

It worked…kind of. The burglars were scared off, but the man was arrested for illegally discharging a firearm…into the ground…ground that he owns.

No word as of yet whether any endangered species of worm was at risk in the shooting.

“The Mesquite Police Dept issued a statement in this case,” writes former Harris County prosecutor Katherine Cabaniss. “They reported that they did not believe the homeowner should have felt threatened by the burglar’s actions. The police stated that because they believed the homeowner’s actions were reckless and unreasonable, the use of the weapon was unlawful. For this reason, they discounted the self-defense laws and arrested the homeowner for discharging a weapon.”

Here’s my counter statement: “I do not believe that the Mesquite Police Dept, the administrators of Gonzaga University or the extended family of the slain robbers in Reading, Pennsylvania should feel threatened by private individuals exercising their right to self-defense. I think that NOT defending ourselves would be reckless and unreasonable. The alternative is relying upon the Mesquite Police Dept, the administrators of Gonzaga University or the extended family of the slain robbers in Reading, Pennsylvania for self-defense. And you know what that would get us.”

Dead, that’s what.

Long live the King. The rest of us, not so much.

The ‘National Debt’ Is Smoke And Mirrors!

by / Personal Liberty Digest


The ‘National Debt’ Is Smoke And Mirrors!
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What does the national debt really mean? Would you be shocked to know that we have in America the identical monetary system that Adolf Hitler had and that Russia had and has? We also have a propaganda machine that would have made Hitler blush.

Since U.S. “money” (and the whole world’s money) is bank credit and since bank credit is created by government and commercial banks, then the “national debt” represents bank credit passed or “lent” upon an unsuspecting public for their real assets and labor.

Translated, modern money (bank credit) expropriates wealth. In truth then the huge reported “national debt” is how much wealth the government has stolen from the American people — not how much the government owes.

The “national debt” propaganda covers the fraud that our real assets and real wealth is flowing to the government in exchange for government created credit. Try to get it back!

Yes, indeed, this is witchcraft that reverses our thought processes. And, yes, the national debt is an asset to the government, not a liability. Real assets stolen with bank credit are assets to the government, not debt. Proof: When the local commercial bank “lends” you money (credit) that it creates with a bookkeeping entry, this transaction appears on the bank’s books as an asset (a deposit) to the bank and a liability (debt) to the borrower, who pledged real assets as collateral.

Yes, your debt is the bank’s asset. This same system works with the U.S. monetary system. Do you think that the government and the politicians want to keep this a secret? For some reason, the Federal Reserve spilled the beans in its publication Keeping Our Money Healthy, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in which it said: “(O)ur system works only with credit.” All we have to know then is who creates credit, and how is it used?

Fact: Wealth always flows to the creators of credit. Government and banks create money (credit) for one purpose, and that is to expropriate wealth. The expropriation of wealth is stealing with no payment intended.

Not only has the government stolen the national wealth and called it the national debt, it has the people believing that it still owes a national debt. In other words, after being robbed with credit, the “national debt” implies that we owe the amount stolen from us. An entity that creates credit out of nothing and “pays” it for real assets and production is not assuming a debt by any definition. It is stealing and calling the theft debt. The creation and control of all credit in the hands of a central bank (government) is the fifth plank of the Communist Manifesto. Look honestly at the American monetary system and you are looking tyranny and slavery in the face.

In a booklet titled The National Debt, published by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, we get this quote: “The Federal Reserve, in cooperation with the Federal Government, has the inherent power to create money (credit) — almost any amount of it. This power makes bankruptcy out of the question.”

What the crowd believes is wrong and always has been wrong. The crowd believes that there is a “national debt.” They believe this for good reason. There is a whole industry of deception in America that is promoting the national debt myth.

You have heard of vested interest. Well, this national debt propaganda is U.S. government vested interest. This is a mind-twisting myth covered by hard propaganda that nobody will even question.

The reason that this is so is simply the existence of widespread ignorance of the nature of modern money (bank credit) and just how bank credit or government credit transfers real resources to the banks and the Federal government without payment of any kind. Can you guess why nobody wants you to understand that modern money is bank credit that is created out of nothing and “lent” or “paid” into circulation in exchange for real resources? This is why we say that modern money expropriates wealth.

Think now for a moment. The “reported” national debt has gone into the stratosphere — $17 trillion-plus and counting — with and since the massive creation of credit. The “national debt” drama did not blast off until all gold and silver as money were removed from circulation by government force. The Federal government, with credit money, has in this generation replaced hard currency and hard money with hard propaganda.

Under this mirage, they have stolen the wealth and production of the American people and impoverished them. They have stolen the national wealth, and there is only one big pool left to steal: the $20 billion in pension funds is in the form of bank credit — not real wealth, as unsuspecting Americans believe. Under pretense and charade from the politicians, there is a great threat hanging over this reservoir of credit in private hands. Everybody who has savings or a pension fund needs to understand that nobody owns and controls credit but the Federal government — an immoral Federal government. If you think that you own your “money,” you need to take a sober moment and try to understand our bank credit money system. Every “penny” that we have left is at risk.

The good news is that it can be reversed if we will stop believing government propaganda and its army of puppeteers about the “national debt.” The mystique about bank credit (money) fades once we look at the facts and revelations published by none other than the Federal Reserve Bank itself.

There is a small cadre of hard-core monetary realists in America who have discovered and uncovered the monolithic fraud and deception of theft with bank credit. But this deception is shrouded with all the force of the system, and there will be few people who will inquire. It is only our lives, our substance and our posterity at stake.

Every thought that we have, every financial decision that we make, every plan that we have for our future and our children’s future depends on our information, based on facts and reality, not “conventional wisdom.”

Moral decay, economic crises and all wars are created with bank credit. Needless to say, the hour is late, but not too late if only we are willing. The truth can be known.

Netanyahu says nuke negotiators must demand that Iran "change its genocidal policy"

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer

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One of the last world leaders to talk sense about the Iranian problem. "Netanyahu says nuke negotiators must demand Iran change 'genocidal policy,'" from Fox News, December 8:
Warning the international community to "beware" Iran's intentions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States and other negotiators to demand as part of nuclear talks that the regime "change its genocidal policy" toward the Jewish state. 
"This is a regime committed to our destruction," Netanyahu said, at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations hosted by the Brookings Institution.
The Israeli leader continued to sound a deeply skeptical tone toward the short-term deal struck last month in Geneva to scale back Iran's nuclear efforts in exchange for rolling back sanctions. He said any long-term deal must end Iran's "military nuclear capability."
But Netanyahu said the talks also must include an "unequivocal demand" for Iran to not just tweak the "minutiae" of its nuclear program, but change its entire policy toward Israel.
"I don't think any of us can overstate the Iranian danger," he said.
Netanyahu spoke a day after President Obama addressed the same forum and cast doubt on the deal with Iran.
"If you ask me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state ... I wouldn't say that it's more than 50-50," Obama said. "But we have to try."
Netanyahu and Obama have been at odds over the deal with Iran, and the remarks by Obama could have been an effort to show the Israeli leader he shares his skepticism.
Netanyahu on Sunday stressed that the Israel-U.S. bond is an "indispensable alliance" in this effort and the two nations will continue to work together on Iran.
But he said "the jury is still out" on Iran's intentions.
He questioned why Iran continues to take such steps as developing ballistic missiles, and said any final deal should make sure Iran is not a "threshold nuclear weapon state," allowed to cross that line when it wishes.
He said diplomacy is the preferred course, but said the military option must be on the table and suggested sanctions could even be increased during talks.
Israel is "prepared to do what is necessary," he said....
Op-ed: 
Nelson Mandela…a communist revolutionary morphed by the media into a saint 
By: Diane Sori

“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspirations from Nelson Mandela’s life…I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. So long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him.” - Barack HUSSEIN Obama on learning of the death of Nelson Mandela

Rick Clark, sheriff of Pickens County South Carolina, is one brave man as he is defying Obama’s executive order to fly our country’s flag at half-staff until tonight in memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

And how right he is.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama loves to forget the fact that flag lowering is to honor Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, for those foreigners who aided in the defense of our country, and to honor the passing of important American government figures.

Our flag should NOT have been lowered for drugged-out rock singer Whitney Houston nor should it be lowered for former South African President Nelson Mandela for the myth that surrounds the man is far greater than the man himself.

But have NO doubt that Nelson Mandela did some honorable things…paramount of which was helping to end four decades of apartheid in South Africa and leading his country into to its first multiracial democracy. But herein is where the truth diverges from the media anointed sainthood of Nelson Mandela. And it starts with his arrest. Nelson Mandela did spend 27 years in prison, coming out a changed man from the angry man who entered prison for what the media claims was for his beliefs and opposition to apartheid. But the truth is that the Soviet-backed Nelson Mandela was sent to prison for terrorism, sedition, and sabotage.

When released in 1990, Mandela claimed he bore NO ill will towards his white Afrikaner jailers. Saying he was a proponent of reconciliation between the races, he, together with E.W. de Klerk…the South African president who had him released him from prison…won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his efforts on behalf of said racial reconciliation. And just a year later in the country’s first free and peaceful elections he defeated President de Klerk to become South Africa’s first black president. And make NO mistake, under Mandela’s five-year rule as president the South African economy grew as a constitution guaranteeing racial equality and freedom of the press took hold, two very important accomplishments.

But even with this an underlying tension between blacks and whites remained and still remains to this day for it must be remembered that Mandela was indeed a leader of the African National Congress (ANC), a group as known for using violence as was those who forced apartheid…separate but NOT equal…upon the country’s black population.

The African National Congress (ANC), an organization designated a terrorist group by our beloved Ronald Reagan, who put both Mandela as an individual and the ANC as a group on the American terrorist list in the 1980s where they stayed until 2008. Mandela was also a co-founder of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), a heavily armed militant terrorist group within a terrorist group whose main purpose was ‘to direct and control the violence of the people.’

Nelson Mandela is also believed…and there is much evidence…to have been a lifelong secret member of the of the African National Congress/South African Communist Party (ANC/SACP) alliance…a hardcore Marxist-Leninist group where members pledge undying obedience and loyalty to the Party and thus do their bidding, of which it’s believed that group members, including Mandela, under the radar took control of the ANC, casting aside and working against any ANC leaders committed to reform and change through peaceful political means. And let’s NOT forget that the Communist governments of both Cuba and China were the ones helping and funding the ANC in these endeavors, and that Mandela was offered years before his actual release, the chance to walk out of prison a free man if he would publicly denounce violence…which he refused to do.

Sometimes when in doubt a picture can speak louder than any words, and this photo of Nelson Mandela standing beneath the Communist hammer and sickle alongside Joe Slovo…a leader of the SACP…with both men having their hands raised in the Communist clenched fist salute…speaks volumes. When this photo was taken, Mandela said in a loud and clear voice, “I salute the South African Communist Party for its sterling contribution to the struggle for democracy.” And to make this even worse, Mandela had many times toured South Africa with Slovo repeating the same words...raising the same clenched fists in Communist unity.

More recently…as in just a few years ago…Mandela was seen singing an ANC/MK genocide song about killing whites…so much for reconciliation I guess.

But the bottom line is that these things…both good and bad…Nelson Mandela did he did for South Africa NOT for the United States of America…and herein lies the issue for Nelson Mandela was NOT a friend to America. In fact, Mandela...a staunch supporter of Saddam Hussein …vocally opposed the Iraq War and what he called ‘American imperialism.’ Mandela called GWB “a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly,” and accused him of “wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust” by going to war in Iraq. “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil,” he said time and again. He also criticized the “War on Terror” and the labeling of individuals... muslims…as terrorists without due process. Mandela spoke of and criticized racism in America forgetting his own country was racist on both sides…whites against blacks…blacks against whites. And Mandela embraced America’s enemies in his refusal to denounce Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, or PLO leader Yasser Arafat…a known terrorist…who he called “a comrade in arms.”

No, Nelson Mandela was NOT the peaceful saint the media and some world leaders…like Barack HUSSEIN Obama…are portraying him to be so why should our country’s highest show of respect and honor…the flying of our flag at half-staff…be done for him…it simply should NOT, for if truth be told Nelson Mandela was plain and simply a Communist revolutionary…everything counter to American ideals and values yet everything that is the epitome of acceptability to the touchy-feely, kumbaya left.

And while Nelson Mandela does indeed have things his legacy should be proud of…like his opposition to racism, support for human rights, and his work on behalf of AIDS victims…due to his actions in supporting violence and in his inability to condemn violence, Nelson Mandela has played a big part in South Africa’s current economic down slide, and in the increase in violence seen all across South Africa and the region.

Sadly, South Africa, a nation who was given a second chance with the end of apartheid, has now become because of the ground work laid by Nelson Mandela and the ANC, and because of his NOT condoning the ongoing violence in his country…just another country on the verge of becoming a Socialist/Communist state. And that is Nelson Mandela’s true legacy and reflection on the man…a legacy of a man who while surviving 27 years in prison is NO friend to America, and as such does NOT deserve the honor of having our American flags flying at half-staff for him…period.

Yet may he Rest in Peace for like all of us Nelson Mandela will answer to God for both his actions and inactions…and to God alone.