06/6/13

Exclusive! Part 1: Former KGB Colonel Victor Kalashnikov on the Dangers of Putin Worship, Russia’s Anti-Western Alliance With Islam, Plans to Destroy NATO, Iran, Syria, the New KGB and Cooperation With European Fascists

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Viktor Kalashnikov is a Russian freelance journalist and a former KGB colonel. In the autumn of 2010, he and his wife Marina, a historian, were treated in a hospital in Germany for mercury poisoning in what they said had been an attempt on their lives by Russia’s FSB, the successor to the KGB. He is a distant relative of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47.

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Kalashnikov and his wife have been publishing articles critical of the Kremlin since the 1990s. After living in Europe for several years they are now back in Moscow.

A Russian Analyst’s View, Part One

By J.R. Nyquist

A few days ago I received a call from Victor Kalashnikov in Moscow, a former KGB officer who now works as an investigative journalist. He was eager to share his analysis of recent global events. This was also an opportunity to ask his opinion about the global economy and the crisis in Syria. “Your side is losing,” he complained. “Did you read Barack Obama’s speech at National Defense University? What was this reference to the Twilight Struggle of the Cold War in his speech? What is this?”

Obama had spoken of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, saying that “a new dawn of democracy” had taken hold abroad. It was the sort of thing American presidents liked to repeat.

“I’m sorry to say,” Kalashnikov continued, “the president’s statement is at variance with my own perception. He says that your homeland is more secure today and there have been no more big attacks. Usually supreme commanders refrain from saying things like that. Undoubtedly you know what Hezbollah is. It’s not a loose group of fighters. It is a large organization. They use satellite TV programs to spread their radical Islamic ideas. So you may dismantle a bomb or destroy a terrorist network or base, but it would be premature to feel somehow relaxed. Moreover, Hezbollah’s program of indoctrination is going on worldwide. That’s the point. You Americans, whether you like it or not, are confronting an aggressive Islam, and Islam is a huge thing. It is very flexible, very motivated.”

I interrupted Kalashnikov’s analysis to ask about the U.S. economy. “You can print as many greenbacks as you like as long as your carrier battle-groups remain active,” he said.” As long as America maintains its security sphere the U.S. currency will be supported by nations who want protection. “The real problem is that your side doesn’t have an adequate grasp of the strategic situation. You defeated Germany and Japan in World War II. What followed next? Brainwashing followed next. What you did was indoctrination – putting into their heads a pro-democracy ideology. That’s why you were successful back then. If the Allies had destroyed German networks without stopping their propaganda the war would never have ended in the hearts of the Germans.”

Kalashnikov was making a point about winning hearts and minds, and the relationship between terrorism and indoctrination. “Your president sees that some terrorist organizations are fed by state actors,” noted Kalashnikov. “But terrorism is a tactic. It is fed by many weapons and has many actors. Terror as a political tool was born in Russia. This was very well explained by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Fyodor Dostoevski [see The Possessed]. Now it is no accident that Russia is a close ally of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah. The latter represents a step forward in military organization. My feeling is that the Russians were the designers of this new organization. Hezbollah has a great tactical advantage compared to the state sponsored armies of the large powers. Hezbollah is flexible and mobile worldwide, not limited by borders, institutions, etc. They use terror to attack and kill civilians, to spread fear and defeatism. They are not the first ones to do that.”

Kalashnikov emphasized that Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and Russia are working together against the United States. “Russia is behind Syria and Iran,” he said, “supplying weapons and technologists. So far I see no viable solution to that challenge. That is why I was irritated by your president’s words, ‘we are more secure.’ But who is really in control? Who really has the initiative, Obama or Putin?”

I asked Kalashnikov about Russia’s vulnerability to Islamic terrorism. His answer took me by surprise. “The Russians think that with Orthodox Christianity Russia will be able to cope with Islam,” he explained. “Orthodox Christianity is strangely compatible with Islam. Western Christianity is far more distant from Islam. Did you know there are very strong and fast-developing contacts between the Russian Orthodox Church and Iran? This started some five or six years ago. The mullahs and the Orthodox are consolidating their friendship. They share an ideological and spiritual platform which is called ‘anti-Americanism.’ Both of them reject American values and way of life, and they reject American policy. That unifies them. It’s very important after the Soviet collapse that Russia was able to combine with true allies who will work against the same ideological enemy.

Iran is a strong anti-American state. The same can be said of Syria and Hezbollah too. I am here in Moscow, just 800 meters from a new Mosque that is being built. It is huge. The Russian police say that some 120,000 Muslims are gathering there in downtown Moscow. The number of Muslim immigrants is growing. They have been coming in for the last five-to-six years. The ethnic composition of Moscow is changing.”

I was surprised to hear this and asked Kalashnikov if this wasn’t a dangerous development for Russia. After all, won’t the ethnic Russians eventually reject an alien colony in the heart of their capital?
“Sure,” Kalashnikov admitted, “it’s a huge problem. But for now they are Russia’s allies. Please understand that Iran is not a Russian satellite like Cuba or Venezuela. Iran may be regarded as an ally because they target the West, but Iran is different from the others.”

I asked Kalashnikov if Russia might be using Iran as Stalin once used Hitler (to start the Second World War). I also suggested that once Russia was done making use of Iran the Kremlin would turn against Islam in order to lead Europe against the Islamic threat. I noted that Moscow already supports the anti-immigrant Right in Europe, which is why figures like Anders Breivik was an admirer of Putin. It is no secret that the racist and neo-fascists of Europe look to the Kremlin for leadership.

Kalashnikov responded eagerly by saying, “Let me talk about [the neo-fascists] in Hungary. They are pro-Putin. They are nationalists, and of course, they are absolutely anti-Semitic and anti-American. That’s right. When I came to Berlin two years ago the taxi driver from the airport said he was pro-Nazi, pro-Hitler and the Jews were to blame for everything. He spoke highly of Putin. And taxi drivers are good barometers. There is sort of a trend at work. But the key thing, you must remember, is Winston Churchill’s phrase that Russia ‘is a riddle wrapped inside an enigma’? That was just part of the phrase. Churchill said he knew the key to that riddle. He said it was Russian national interest. What he meant was Russian international strategy as he understood it. In that sense he was definitely right. My point is, whatever groups or trends may be identified, they should be evaluated on the basis of a common denominator. Will they assist in the struggle against the United States?”

I asked Kalashnikov if Moscow grasped the fact that working with fascists and neo-Nazis might be dangerous. Didn’t Moscow learn anything from the Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939?

“The main thing, the absolute priority,” said Kalashnikov, “is to get rid of the Americans at any price. It is an absolute priority today. No doubt about it. Whether it is dangerous to combine with fascists, we will see. The main thing is to separate and split NATO. This has been the core of the Russian strategy in Europe. You have to understand that anything that is negative for the Americans is positive for Moscow. American society and ideology – most all American values – are absolutely alien and opposed by us. That is why we are desperately seeking new allies and friends of whatever kind.

Two things I would like to stress: from the perspective of the Russian generals everything should have a strategic dimension: politics, military affairs, etc. They interpret everything in terms of a clear-cut enemy because what happened to the USSR did not change the nature of Russian society. We have a ruling class that controls everything, subject to no laws or norms, with huge resources, and centralization. What you have to understand is that Russia is a more centralized state than the Soviet Union was. There are no Republics. All important things are controlled from the Kremlin.

And a new Cheka [secret police] has come into existence and everybody has missed it. Everyone is ready to deplore the situation of the Russian opposition, but there is no interest in the new Cheka. It is well-equipped, newly trained and motivated. They are making headway, and they have crushed all the real opposition we’ve had in recent years. It’s a huge political factor at play in Russia. And I must tell you that professionally they are quite good, staffed with a new generation of Russians. Chekism is regenerated with the same old ways of thinking and acting, but with even better weapons and methods. The new KGB generation should be taken into account. They are on the Internet, they are using information warfare. I see them in Ukraine, in the Baltic States and in Europe. These guys are well paid and very committed.”

Part 2 coming soon.

06/6/13

As Russia Re-Arms in the North, NATO Does Nothing

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

As Russia re-arms, this is the best response NATO has to offer?

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From Defense News:

Norway’s ambition of persuading NATO to establish a strong direct military presence in the Arctic High North — and as a strategic counterweight to Russia’s intensifying rearming programs in the region — suffered a setback after the leader of NATO said the alliance has no plans to expand its role there.

Russia’s multibillion-dollar rearming of its northern and eastern naval, air and land combat capabilities has raised the ire of its Nordic neighbors in recent weeks.

On March 30, Russian fighter jets and bombers staged a large-scale, Cold War-type simulated bomb-run attack on military and industrial targets on the Swedish mainland. That produced a highly critical riposte in political quarters in Sweden after it emerged that the Swedish Air Force (SAF) had no capacity on that night to scramble JAS Gripen fighter jets to deal with the simulated threat.

Much to Sweden’s embarrassment, the immediate threat was handled by Danish F-16s operating from NATO’s Baltic air policing station at Siauliai in Lithuania.

Although NATO is aware of increasing concerns among Nordic and Baltic nations about Russia’s military rebuilding programs, there will be no major change in the alliance’s strategic position in the High North, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

“At this present time, NATO has no intention of raising its presence and activities in the High North,” he said.

Tensions in the region, and the potential for disputes over sovereign rights to the region’s estimated vast oil and natural gas resources, could be best handled through dialogue, the NATO chief said.

“The Arctic is a harsh environment. It rewards cooperation, not confrontation,” Rasmussen said. “I trust we’ll continue to see cooperation.”

When has Russia ever responded to anything other than superior force?

06/6/13

US Communists Back Turkish Rioters, Trying to Enlist Congressional Support

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Predictably the Communist Party USA is backing their Turkish counterparts in their efforts to overturn the Erdogan Government.

The CPUSA hints that Turkey is being targeted for membership of NATO and for helping the U.S. against the pro-Moscow Assad regime in Syria. Turning Turkey from a NATO member to a Russian ally, would be a major strategic victory for Moscow.

This unrest is a warning to any country who dares oppose the Russian agenda in the Middle East.

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From a CPUSA statement to the Central Committee & Membership of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP):

Dear comrades:

We, like progressive minded people everywhere, are transfixed by the struggle taking place right now on the streets of Istanbul, Ankara and many other cities and towns in your country.

We salute the outstanding role your party has been playing in opposing the sharply reactionary tendencies of the regime of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the clericalist Justice and Development Party, AKP. These tendencies have shown themselves not just in the repressive and neo-liberal policies of the AKP government internally but also in its increasingly rightist international policies, especially with respect to the Syria crisis and the expansive role of NATO, an organization whose dissolution is long overdue.

In addition, the AKP government has fueled the flames of sectarianism within Turkey and throughout the Middle East, to the benefit of imperialism.

We were very angered to see the repression that the government unleashed against peaceful protesters who objected to the commercialization and destruction of the Taksim-Gezi Park in Istanbul from May 28 on, and particularly by attacks on the offices of your party in Ankara, injuries and arrests of your members, and the destruction of your Nazim Hikmet Culture Center.

When the servants of a reactionary state are reduced to methods such as the destruction of a cultural center named for one of the 20th century’s most beloved poets, one knows that they are grasping at straws and are losing confidence in their own ability to impose their views on the masses. The road may still be long and beset with difficulties, but important steps have been taking by you.

We are confident that with its determination and unity, your party and the Turkish working class will triumph over the reactionaries. We note the important moves of labor unions in your country to use strike action to oppose the Erdogan regime’s policies.

The CPUSA will now be lobbying its numerous supporters and allies in Congress to come out in support of the Turkish revolutionaries.

We, for our part, are raising the issue with the U.S. people and with our political representatives, asking for solidarity and support for your just struggle.

It will be interesting to note which of the Communist Party USA’s pet Congress members shout first and loudest in support of the Turkish revolutionaries.

Let’s see who gives themselves away.

06/6/13

Not Acceptable

Arlene from Israel

On May 16, I had written about plans to establish a new Palestinian Arab city near Jericho, reportedly to be called Nu’aimah, which would house tens of thousands of residents and require the transfer of almost 2,000 dunam (500 acres) of land from the Jordan Valley Regional Council — which is in area C — to the PA for the project.

At that time, I indicated reports that Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, on learning about this project, ordered it stopped immediately. But the stop was until Ya’alon “could formulate a position on the issue.”

So I conferred upon Ya’alon a “tentative bravo.” “…we’ll have to wait to see what position he formulates,” I wrote.”

And now we know what his position is (at least on the record). He has given the project his go ahead.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168504

And it is this that is absolutely NOT ACCEPTABLE.

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We might say that we should not be surprised. Although this part of the picture is not making it broadly into the media, my information is that Kerry is leaning hard on the Netanyahu administration regarding concessions to the PA, and this project had the “endorsement” of the secretary of state. I would say, understanding him as I do, that Ya’alon, left to his own better judgment, would never have given this the go-ahead. It’s likely that he got the word from his boss, Netanyahu, after Kerry had “whispered” in his ear.

But I do not shrug and say, “nu, this is the way it is. This is the political situation.” Not at all.

There simply is a time to say “NO,” no matter how many words — tender or threatening — Kerry may have whispered in Netanyahu’s ear. The first and overriding reason is because this puts 10,000 Arabs in the Jordan Valley. And, you may have noticed, Netanyahu — who insists that he will never cave on security — has referred to the Jordan Valley as an area that is important for Israeli security.

And then there is the fact that this is, Area C, fully Israeli land under Oslo — an area on which the Arabs have no business building. What is happening is they are encroaching on this land in order to put facts on the ground. And we’re going to cooperate with this???

NOT ACCEPTABLE.

We have a government that is voluntarily giving our land away.

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David Alhiani, chairman of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, says this is land that was slated for development by the Council. What is more, he says that the development of this region by the PA will effectively close off a large part of the Jordan Valley to Israelis.

Alhiani’s take is different from mine:

“The people who are going to be getting this city are criminals who started out by squatting and living in tents, then moved on to makeshift shelters, and finally began illegal construction of homes. Now the government is giving its stamp of approval to this behavior.

“The problem has been clear and growing for years, he added, but the Civil Administration chose to ignore it – and is now trying to ‘cover its tracks’ by officially legalizing the city.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168412#.UapFdNJmiSo

Incensed, he says the Jordan Valley Regional Council is going to fight this.

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I hope that you will also be incensed.

Please! Write to Defense Minister Ya’alon immediately and tell him it is wrong to surrender Area C land in the Jordan Valley to the PA. Tell him that issues of security and Israeli rights to the land are at stake. Ask him to reverse his decision before it is too late.

This is especially important if you are an Israeli citizen (which he should be informed of) — and I ask you to share this with other Israeli citizens as well. If you are Likud voter, and disappointed with how the Likud coalition is acting, let him know this, as well.

[email protected]

Write also to Prime Minister Netanyahu with the same message:

[email protected] and also [email protected] (underscore after pm) use both addresses

No speeches, keep it short and respectful, but make your message clear.

At the bottom of this e-mail, I will prove addresses for other members of the coalition who should be contacted about this. Making noise does make a difference. Please, take the time.

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In my last posting I asked you to contact JNF about the outrage of a fee paid to Bill Clinton for a speech he will give here in connection with Peres’s birthday celebration. Some of you have since written to me to share the response of JNF, which is that it wasn’t involved.

I will simply say this: A friend here took the time to investigate the story (thanks Judith!) and what seemed to be the case is that everyone was blaming someone else. There was no real consistency to the stories. It did not take long to conclude that it was unlikely that we’ll ever know the full story.

Paying Bill Clinton (or his foundation) half-a-million dollars for a speech is obscene in my book no matter who here in Israel is paying.

And you might like to see Michael Widlanski’s right-on comments regarding Peres’s bash, more broadly.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/06/04/blowing-on-shimon-peress-candles/

But in the end this is very small potatoes compared to giving away part of the Jordan Valley to the Arabs.

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A follow-up on little Zakkai here:

Remember Zakkai? He had four surgeries by the age of two for persistent tumors on his spine. After all (benign but aggressive) tumor tissue appears to have been removed, it re-emerges.

Zakkai just had a new scan of his spine, and his parents write:

“Friday’s scans indicate that Zakkai’s tumor has reared its ugly head again… it sounds like we’re heading for some additional interventions.

“…x-rays indicate that the curvature of his spine has gotten worse (in both respects, left/right and front/back). Accordingly, our orthopedic surgeon wants to discuss options as well…”

Please, friends, continue to pray for this little boy. Rephael Zakkai Avraham ben Yakira Avigael

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After more than two weeks of fighting, the Syrian army — with considerable assistance from Hezbollah — has now bested rebel troops in Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon. The city has been significantly leveled.

But with this Syrian army victory comes a major change in the dynamics inside of Syria: Assad is beholden to Hezbollah, which is now not just doing operations against Israel from its Lebanese base (something that Syrians respected), but is also operating in Syria against Muslims and is seen as an occupying force by some.

What is more, Hezbollah’s vicious fighting has exacerbated sectarian tensions in the region. Rebels, who are mostly Sunni, have expressed a particular hate for the Shiite Hezbollah fighters.
“We will not forget what Hassan Nasrallah did,” said Abu Zaid, 40, a fighter from Qusayr. “We will take revenge from him and his organization even after 100 years.”

One activist charged Hezbollah with “placing a burden on the shoulders of generations” of Shiites, similar to the burden borne by Germans after their leaders “committed massacres against the Jews.”

Many Sunnis in Lebanon, who had had enormous respect for Hezbollah at one time, now consider that Nasrallah’s troops have betrayed them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/world/middleeast/syria.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Not surprisingly, there are reports of some 12 rockets launched at Baalbek, in Lebanon — almost certainly by rebel Syrian forces.

Rather than slowing down, the war is widening. It is disconcerting that CNN, citing the Pentagon, says that US intelligence agencies have identified three Russian amphibious warships in the eastern Mediterranean. It is believed that they are carrying weapons shipments that might be used to resupply the Syrian regime.

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There has also been fierce fighting today at Quneitra, which is the Syrian city closest to the border with Israel — actually 70 meters from an IDF post. Old Quneitra is in the Israeli Golan. Rebels seized the Quneitra Crossing briefly, but then it was retaken by Assad’s troops, who took heavy losses in the battle.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4389000,00.html

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According to information acquired by Israel Hayom, part of Hezbollah’s intentions in establishing a presence in Syria may be to ultimately use the Golan as a base for attacking Israel.

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=9765

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Speaking to the Knesset yesterday, Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a message (in English, a language they both understand) to putative president of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas: “Give peace a chance.”

To which I say, “Mr. Prime Minister, give us a break already.”

Explained Netanyahu:
“We are willing to discuss initiatives that are offers, not dictates, We are in favor of negotiating without preconditions immediately.”

But Abbas has said, “The ball is in Israel’s court,” referring to the need to freeze building over the Green Line. (In point of fact, there is no official freeze, but there is one to a large extent de facto.)

And Palestinian Arab negotiator Saeb Erekat declared:

“Of course we want to negotiate. No one benefits from the success of Kerry’s efforts more than us…But we want to know the agenda of the talks. We want the Israeli prime minister to utter the word 1967.”

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=9795

And there are other demands up front by the PA as well.

So, how long do we keep playing this nonsensical game?

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As if we didn’t have enough reasons already to by-pass the whole “peace process” debacle, here’s one more from Khaled Abu Toameh, “Radical Islam Arrives in Ramallah” (emphasis added)

“What happened on Tuesday In Ramallah — often referred to as the bastion of Palestinian secularism and moderation — serves as a reminder that radical Islam has found its way to this West Bank city.

“Hundreds of Muslim fundamentalists marched through the streets Tuesday to mark the 92nd anniversary of the fall of the Caliphate.

“The Palestinian Authority, which had in the past cracked down on Hizb-ut-Tahrir [Party of Liberation], the radical organization that led the march, instructed its security forces not to intervene, even as PA spokesmen condemned US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to revive peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel.

“Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a radical, Islamist political organization that calls on all Muslims to unify under an Islamic state ruled by Islamic law, Sharia, and a Caliph. The march in Ramallah was organized by members of its Palestinian branch, who, along with their fundamentalist followers, lamented the long-ago decision by the Grand National Assembly in Angora, Turkey, to depose Caliph Abdul Medjid Effendi and abolish the Caliphate.”

“…Palestinian Authority officials have not offered an explanation as to why Hizb-ut-Tahrir, whose members are frequently targeted by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank, was given permission to hold a rally in favor of jihad [holy war] against Israel.

“Some Palestinians, however, said that the decision to allow the fundamentalists to hold a rally in Ramallah was aimed at sending a message to Kerry about the challenges and threats facing the Palestinian Authority.

“The Palestinian Authority leadership, according to this theory, is using the Muslim radicals to scare Western donors into continuing, or perhaps increasing, their financial aid to the Palestinian government in the West Bank.

“But at the same time the Palestinian Authority is also shooting itself in the foot. Hizb-ut-Tahrir is an organization that openly despises the Palestinian Authority leaders, dubbing them traitors and collaborators with the enemies of Islam.”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3751/radical-islam-ramallah

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So, if there’s any good news on the “negotiation” front, it’s the fact that I’m starting to read that Kerry is getting weary of the non-existent “process” and may turn his attention to other things. Mazel tov. I’d say there’s more than enough to keep him busy.

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The not-so-good news has to do with some decisions — official and unofficial — by the Obama administration. Please see Shoshana Bryen of the Jewish Policy Center on this.

Bryen refers to the “leak” of top-secret information about specifications for the heretofore-secret US-Israel installation for Israel’s Arrow 3 missiles. She says it probably was not an accidental leak, but rather an attempt to keep Israel in line.

And then there is the new appointment of Samantha Power to be US ambassador to the UN. A serious matter that has many people greatly disturbed.

“She was prepared in 2002 to put a major American military presence in the West Bank to safeguard Palestinians from presumed Israeli brutality, and she was openly willing to have the United States force its will on Israel.”

http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/4340/it-wasnt-an-accident

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You might also want to see the ZOA release in opposition to Power’s appointment, complete with considerable documentation.

http://imra.org.il/story.php3?id=61185

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E-mail the following members of the coalition re: the projected turnover to the PA of Israeli land in the Jordan Valley. These are all people who should hear you. Let them know that this is a time for standing on principle:

Likud-Beitenu
Ofir Akunis — [email protected]
Danny Danon — [email protected].gov.il
Ze’ev Elkin — [email protected]
Yuli Edelstein — [email protected]
Tzipi Hotovely — [email protected]
Yisrael Katz — [email protected]
Uzi Landau — [email protected]
Yariv Levin — [email protected]
Miri Regev — [email protected]
Gideon Saar — [email protected]
Yair Shamir — [email protected]
Yuval Steinitz — [email protected]

Habayit Hayehudi
Uri Ariel — [email protected]
Naftali Bennet — [email protected]
Uri Orbach — [email protected]
Ayelet Shaked — [email protected]
Orit Struk — [email protected]

06/6/13

No, We Will Not Let it Go! Who Gave The Order To Stand Down?

By: Lloyd Marcus

Imagine yourself trapped. A vicious gang of Islamist terrorists have already breached the main gate. If captured, you know what they do to infidels – you’ve seen video of beheadings, sodomy and etc.

Despite the smell of petroleum becoming overwhelming due to the terrorists setting the building on fire in an effort to force you out, you force yourself to remain calm and hopeful. You tell yourself, “Everything is going to be OK. I’m an American. We never leave Americans behind”.

But the Calvary never arrives to save you – not because they were not ready. The expected help never arrived because someone high in the Obama Administration, for political reasons, ordered our military to “stand down”.

Such was the horrific nightmare, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens suffered in our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Stevens was killed by Islamist terrorists. Though not confirmed, it has been reported that our Ambassador Stevens was raped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g8K9MyunGQ

Ambassador Stevens’ rescuers were ordered to “stand down”.

Imagine yourself a former Navy SEAL in Libya, aware of the terrorist attack on our consulate. You and your buddy, also a former SEAL, desire to fight the attackers until the Calvary arrives. You are ordered to “stand down”. But you are a former SEAL, you can not simply sit back and allow terrorists to murder Americans. You and your buddy disobey orders and come to the rescue.

Assuming that the Calvary in the form of air support is on the way because Americans are under attack and we never leave Americans behind, you use your laser to mark the enemy’s location. This will assist our guys in launching their aerial attack. But your assumption that help is on the way is wrong.

Our planes are not in the air because someone high in the Obama Administration, for political reasons, ordered our military to “stand down”. All your laser did was tip off your location to the Islamist terrorists. Former U.S. Navy SEALs Tony Smith and Glen Doherty were killed. Why? Because someone in the Obama Administration gave the order to “stand down”.

In their continuing effort to protect Obama at any and all cost – which includes national security and the lives of Americans, the mainstream media promotes the narrative that the American people do not understand or care about Benghazi. They attempt to brand everyone investigating Benghazi as partisan racists out to get the president.

While low-info Americans may not understand the politics, they can relate to the betrayal of being abandoned by ones country. Most Americans are aware of our tradition and ethical code of never leaving an American behind.

And yet, the mainstream media and the Obama Administration persist in their efforts to make it no big deal that our guys, Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and information officer Sean Smith were left behind losing their lives for political reasons. The press and the Obama Administration would have us forget about it and move on.

If a republican were in the White House, the mainstream media would be investigative pit bulls, all over the Benghazi scandal “like white on rice”, as my late momma would say.

And yet, remarkably, several months after the attack on our consulate and the murder of four Americans, the mainstream media does not appear to have the slightest curiosity about who in the Obama Administration gave the order to our military to “stand down”. Despicable!

Stand down. Folks, I can not let it go. While Americans feared for their lives, waiting, hoping and expecting help, someone in the Obama Administration said, no, we are not going to send help.

The American press is a disgrace. Had they any self respect, they would be ashamed. Sadly, they have no shame. The American press has sold it’s soul to the devil. Journalism in America is dead.

While Obama’s protective mainstream media refuses to care, my fellow Americans and I care deeply and will discover, who in the Obama Administration gave the order to “stand down”?

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
LloydMarcus.com