Thursday, December 4, 2014

For the first post-racial president we’ve ever had, this is working out about just as I expected. The candidate Obama acted responsibly during the election of 2008 when he had to reassure white voters that he was really one of them. Since then has become a radical black activist, parroting the worst features of the cold, racial war that is an ugly and unfortunate feature of American life.

The contrast tells us that Obama knows what he’s doing.

He exploits race in the same way Elizabeth Warren has, in the same way Al Sharpton has. If Tawana Brawley had been “raped” last month-- Brawley you’ll remember was the black teen who a grand jury believed may have invented a story about being gang raped by white men to avoid being punished by her mother and first brought Sharpton to fame-- I think we’d know where Rev. Obama and his high priest Eric Holder would be standing (right next to her).

And they’d be standing next to her demanding justice without due process—also known as lynching—in the same way they did in Boston, MA, in Sanford, FL and in Ferguson, MO.

And if Reverend Wright, Obama’s advising clergy from Chicago, says “G*d damn America” for her sins on race, then I think the rest of us can say “g*d damn Obama”—figuratively, not literally—for his sins on race.

Personally, I would like to see everyone saved.

But I think I can say salvation for this country on race issues has become harder not easier thanks to Obama.

I would like to see racial issues talked about in this country.

I just hate seeing them lied about.

So, yeah: g*d damn Obama.
He’s helped to destroy a peaceful community in Ferguson, which while not perfect, is still superior to the hell hole that Democrats have created on Chicago’s South and West side for the African American community.
A December 1 bulletin from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) details the immediate opening of 1,000 permanent federal employee positions at a new operational facility that will open soon in Crystal City, Virginia. Newly hired employees will be tasked with approving applications submitted by illegal immigrants taking advantage of President Obama's recently announced executive amnesty program.

“USCIS is taking steps to open a new operational center in Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, to accommodate about 1,000 full-time, permanent federal and contract employees in a variety of positions and grade levels. The initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014. Many job opportunities at the operational center will be announced in the coming days and please continue to monitor USAJOBS if you are interested," the USCIS bulletin reads, urgently listing the availability of jobs in red.
According to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, this facility will be used to immediately implement President Obama's executive amnesty before Congress has a chance to stop it.

Congress to pass landmark Israel partnership bill
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs
israel-usaEither despite or in spite of the wretched antisemite in the White House.

What a powerful rebuke of the uber-left and its BDS.

“Congress to pass landmark Israel partnership bill
Bipartisan legislation, which has been a focus of AIPAC lobbying, will strengthen defense, energy cooperation,”
Times of Israel, By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil December 3, 2014
Qatar pledged Gaza aid won’t fund Hamas, US says.
Knesset votes to dissolve; new elections called for March 17. 
Islamic State said to be recruiting Israeli Arab doctors.
Belgian government to support Palestine recognition.
The possibility...

Midterms Killed Iran Deal

The first fruit of the Republican victory in the midterm elections is the failure of President Obama's efforts to give away everything to Iran in the nuclear negotiations. If Democrats had kept their Senate majority on Nov. 4, we would all be wincing as Obama triumphantly announced a "peace" deal with Iran that would have all but invited the terrorist regime to acquire nuclear weapons.

It is only because of the certainty that a Republican Congress would pass legislation condemning and possibly blocking the nonproliferation deal that his efforts at appeasement fell short. Neither the U.S. nor Britain, France nor Germany, not even the European Union (the negotiating partners) wanted to sign a deal that the U.S. Congress would condemn as a giveaway.

Behind this victory is the hand of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). While I have condemned him from this space in previous columns, it is time his singular accomplishments in fighting the Iranian nuclear project be recognized. Along with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), he has achieved a broad bipartisan consensus that the Iranian nuclear program must be dismantled and destroyed.

With Menendez's backing, it might even be possible to override an Obama veto of sanctions legislation once the new Congress meets. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) and, perhaps, the two California Democrats -- Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein -- will be under heavy constituent pressure to back a sanctions bill. Add in what remains of the conservative Democratic bloc in the Senate, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and you begin to approach the necessary 67 votes.

The key point as the new year dawns is that it is not enough to let the current situation freeze. The sanctions relief, granted in anticipation of a final deal one year ago, must be rolled back to punish Iran for failing to move ahead and for cheating on the sanctions that remain. Iranian oil sales have averaged 1.34 million barrels per day, about half of the pre-sanctions level. Without progress in the negotiations, it is imperative that Iran be denied the almost $40 billion it stands to reap from even its current level of oil output and sales.

Iran retains and operates all of its 10,000 nuclear centrifuges and refuses to dismantle any. The most it will offer is to operate them more slowly and to hold down enrichment to below-bomb levels. With a stockpile of 3 percent to 5 percent enriched uranium, to say nothing of 20 percent enrichment, a bomb is just a short time away whenever the ayatollah flips the switch.

Iran also refuses to stop construction of its heavy water reactor at Arak or even to convert it to a light water reactor -- steps necessary to stop the development of a plutonium nuclear weapon. Nor has Iran agreed to a long-term deal or to adequate inspections to assure that any arrangement is, in fact, enforced.

Iran would not be required to moderate its pursuit of ballistic missile capability nor to halt research and development on nuclear weaponry.

As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his people last month: "The centrifuges are spinning and will never stop." His foreign minister echoed his confidence, saying: "I'm confident that any final deal will have a serious and not a token Iranian enrichment program coupled with removal of sanctions."

Until the Republicans won the midterms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could be counted upon to kill any Iran sanctions bill and to not allow it to come up for a potentially politically embarrassing vote. Were it to pass, it would put former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a tough spot. If she were to back a congressional sanctions bill, she would split with Obama and legitimize opposition to his diplomacy. But were she to back the president, defying many Democrats, she would ensure that whether  we could trust Iran would be a central issue in the elections. And we know how that would come out. 
Obama Fights Against ISIS While Also Fighting Against Syria Which Wants To Partner With Obama Who Partners With Turkey Which Helps ISIS Obama Fights Against ISIS While Also Fighting Against Syria Which Wants To Partner With Obama Who Partners With Turkey Which Helps ISIS.

Sounds confusing of what? But this is the state of affairs we are in. Barack Obama has been working to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power for several years now while ISIS has been making that effort more complicated, especially politically. In addition to ISIS being a ruthless enemy with whom Americans have become increasingly familiar, al-Assad has been fighting them as well, so in turn the U.S. are helping Assad, Turkey’s enemy while Turkey supports ISIS and the U.S. is still allied with Turkey.

To add to the complexity, now, Assad wants Obama to bomb his country harder, which poses a rather bizarre political dynamic.

According to an interview Assad gave to a French magazine:
Paris Match asked Assad whether he believes, as many Syrian rebels argue, that Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS and al-Qaeda are helping the Syrian leader hold on to power.
Here’s what he said:
“You can’t end terrorism with aerial strikes. Troops on the ground that know the land and can react are essential. That is why there haven’t been any tangible results in the two months of strikes led by the coalition. It isn’t true that the strikes are helpful. They would of course have helped had they been serious and efficient. We are running the ground battles against [ISIS], and we have noticed no change, especially with Turkey providing direct support to these regions.”
In the first half of this quote, where Assad says that the US airstrikes can’t succeed without credible ground allies, he sounds a hell of a lot like John McCain, or other hawkish American critics of Obama’s Syria policy. Like American hawks, Assad is suggesting that Obama’s strategy is guaranteed to fail unless he steps up the ground war.
Unlike American hawks, though, Assad doesn’t seem to want American troops to do the dirty work in Syria: he’s unmistakably calling for the US to develop a more “serious and efficient” campaign by working with his Syrian army. When he says “we are running the ground battle against [ISIS],” and talks about troops that “know the land,” he’s clearly calling for a stepped-up US air campaign that supports the Syrian army.
It does sound like Assad wants to ally with the U.S. to defeat ISIS, which is something U.S. ‘ally’ Turkey doesn’t seem to have any interest in doing.