Hat Tip: BB
It is noon on Friday and I have scant time to post, and yet I must — because I am enraged. Enraged because the world does not want the Jewish State to defend herself, all the saccharine declarations to the contrary. The world doesn’t like Palestinian Arab dead and doesn’t like strong moves by the IDF.
The issue must be clear: It is not just a question of Hamas and Islamic Jihad temporarily stopping rocket launchings because that’s in their best interest at the moment. It’s a question of weakening or destroying their capacity to hit us again when the mood strikes them.
Taking out their weapons — pre-emption — is defense.
Defense Minister Barak made that clear in his declaration of the goals of Operation Pillar of Defense.
I have sat here for years at my computer, detailing what is being brought into Gaza — the weapons of growing sophistication. And all the time, horrified. Now with Ghaddafi’s weapons available to terrorists, it’s even worse — and make no mistake about it, those weapons are being smuggled into Gaza.
The world has not been concerned about the implications of this stockpiling of weapons by a terrorist group that is sworn to Israel’s destruction. It is content to look the other way and confer upon Hamas increased legitimacy. I have had no choice over the years but to conclude that Jewish life does not matter. It would be foolish to even imagine that the UN might have sessions in which the actions of Hamas are discussed. It is too busy discussing that horrible danger, Israeli “settlements.”
Now UN Secretary General Ban is coming to Israel to attempt to “restore quiet.” That’s what we would expect of him.
But in the JPost today I picked up this:
“US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington has urged Cairo to take steps to calm the situation.
“‘We ask Egypt to use its influence in the region to help de-escalate the situation,’ he said.
“Both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to their Egyptian counterparts by phone on Wednesday in an appeal for partnership in de-escalating the tension.
“Obama told President Mohamed Morsi that Egypt had a ‘central role in preserving regional security.’”
Regional security? What the hell is that?
And partnership with a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt?
Of course, Obama then followed this up with a statement about Israel’s right to self defense. What hypocrisy. Our “self-defense” precludes quiet at the moment.
Don’t ever, ever tell me that Obama cares about Israel’s security.
I am encouraged that our government is standing strong. Prime Minister Netanyahu made a statement to the foreign press: “Israel will continue to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people.”
May the Almighty keep his spine stiff.
What I ask of you, before Shabbat, is to share this absolutely as broadly as possible so that people can understand.
And give a word of encouragement to PM Netanyahu at:
Then let your elected representative in Congress know that you want Israel to be given the latitude to defend herself properly.
For your Congresspersons:
For your Senators:
Join me in my rage, my friends, and speak out on behalf of Israel. Flood their offices with calls and e-mails.
And, as I always ask, make statements on talk shows, write letters to the editor. Do what you can to help people understand what is really going on.
As I write, Israel has hit close to 500 targets in Gaza and is continuing. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are still launching rockets, including Grads, and long range missiles.
See here for a series of pictures of damage done in Israel by the terrorists rockets, put out by The Israel Project: http://www.flickr.com//photos/theisraelproject/sets/72157632013262809/show/
Hat Tip: Twitchy
By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Barack Hussein Obama has been totally consistent throughout his entire life in promoting his Marxist/Socialist ideas but most people who voted for him never found out because his state run news media supporters covered up for him and never published anything to cause B.O. embarrassment. During his first campaign in 2008 he promised to “fundamentally transform America”, but nobody asked him what he meant. But even before that, Obama was speaking about redistributing the wealth, the hallmark of Socialism. Here he is in October 19, 1998 at Loyola University.
Now he wants to grab everyone’s 401K and IRA retirement plans, because “they are unfair to poor people”, and share the wealth. The questions that have been coming up lately about the expected Civil War that will soon break out have only been concerned up to now with what specific incident will provoke it. We have long believed it would be the attempt to confiscate privately owned firearms but now it could be the day that Obama succeeds in nationalizing our pension plans and have our 401K’s and IRA’s wiped out. Of course, those retirement plans for his union buddies will probably get exemption waivers just like they got for his Obamacare.
From: National Seniors Council
A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans.
“This hearing was set up to explore why Americans are not saving as much for their retirement as they could,” explains National Seniors Council National Director Robert Crone, “However, it is clear that this is the first step towards a government takeover. It feels just like the beginning of the debate over health care and we all know how that ended up.”
A representative of the liberal Pension Rights Center, Rebecca Davis, testified that the government needs to get involved because 401k plans and IRAs are unfair to poor people. She demanded the Obama administration set up a “government-sponsored program administered by the PBGC (the governments’ Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation).” She proclaimed that even “private annuities are problematic.”
Such “reforms” would effectively end private retirement accounts in America, Crone warns. “These people want the government to require that ultimately all Americans buy these government annuities instead of saving or investing on their own. The Government could then take these trillions of dollars and redistribute it through this new national retirement system.”
Deputy Treasury Secretary J. Mark Iwry, who presided over the hearing, is a long-time critic of 401k plans because he believes they benefit the rich. He also appears to be one of the Administration’s point man on this issue.
“This whole issue is moving forward very quickly,” warns Crone. “Already there is a bill requiring all businesses to automatically enroll their employees in IRA plans in which part of every employee’s paycheck would be automatically deducted and deposited into this account. If this passes, the government will be just one step away from being able to confiscate all these retirement accounts.”
NSC has taken the lead in warning the nation about this new government onslaught and is plotting ways to stop it.
“This effort ultimately is designed to grab the retirement nest eggs of America’s senior citizens. This new government annuity scheme, even if it is at first optional, will turn into a giant effort to redistribute the wealth of America’s older citizens,” explains Crone. “This scheme mirrors what I expect the President will try to do with Social Security. He wants to turn that program into a welfare program, too.”
NSC will likely unveil a new grassroots campaign effort later this year or early in January to coincide with the seating of the new Congress.
Hat Tip: BB
Hat Tip: BB
White House talking points, not CIA.
Hat Tip: BB