Hat Tip: BB
By: Sher Zieve
From my observations of the work of Orly Taitz since 2008, I agree with my colleague that she should be carefully observed in this hearing. She clearly seems to have a track record of getting to important crises before others to take them to court, or in getting involved in the cases of others. Then, problems have all too often occurred.
Spoiled litigation can also cause grave ramifications. Much of the work of the judiciary is based upon case law. Someone who spoils litigation can effectively act as an agent that brings about legal precedent which is diametrically the opposite of the apparent intent of the litigation. This effect could be generated through either incompetence or intention.
Please do pay attention to this latest work. Patriotic America needs expert attorneys to attend such matters. — AW
BREAKING: Amended Suit to Stop additional entry of Illegals and Ebola into USA
On Wednesday 29 October, we have what may be our last chance to stop or at least seriously curtain Ebola’s now wide-open entry into the US. We need your help.
Dr. Orly Taitz is scheduled to appear before US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The case Taitz v Johnson et al is still active and Attorney Taitz will be providing her evidence as to why the case should not be dismissed and, instead, an emergency order from the courts should be issued against all unaccompanied children and others arriving from Central America and illegally entering the USA. Her complaint filed against DHS head Jeh Johnson and others within the DHS has been amended to include a ban on those now arriving–unscreened–from Ebola-ravaged countries.
In order to provide the best possible support for Orly, it is essential that those who can do so attend the hearing and make their presence known outside the courthouse.
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND, if it is at all possible. Attorney Taitz has been working for all of us pro-bono to help save our country. Can we really afford to do less for her, ourselves and our loved ones? And, she could also use a donation. Thanks!
US District Courthouse
600 E Harrison Ave
10: a.m. CT, 29 October 2014
Sat., Oct. 25th, 2014
Event: Ramona Tea Party Forum — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.ramonatead.com/
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Ramona Mainstage Theater
626 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065
Sun., Oct. 26th, 2014
Event: Hancock Park Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 4 pm PST
Place: 20565 Palm Way
Torrence, CA 90503
Mon., Oct. 27th, 2014
Event: Island County Republican Party & Sno-Isle Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Everett, WA
Tues., Oct. 28th, 2014
Event: Island County Republican Party & Sno-Isle Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Place: Kitsap, WA
Wed., Oct. 29th, 2014
Event: Yakima Republican Liberty Caucus — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Howard Johnson’s
9 North 9th Street
Yakima, WA 98901
Thurs., Oct. 30th, 2014
Event: Thurston County Republican Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Thurston County Courthouse – Building 1 Room 152
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Fri., Oct. 31st, 2014
Event: Tacoma Narrows Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Gig Harbor Library
4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Sat., Nov. 1st, 2014
Event: We The People — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.wepeeps.org
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Fishers Landing Grange
814 NE 162nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684
QATAR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Senator John McCain
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Dear Senator McCain:
This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. In light of your unwavering support for the Arab Spring, it is important to weigh your concerns for “democracy” against empowering the nation’s enemies. The State of Qatar was a consistent advocate for the Arab Spring, precisely because they are the home of the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Even before President Obama, reacting to events in Tahrir Square, called for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down, you, Senator McCain, did so. “Regrettably the time has come 4 Pres. Mubarak 2 step down & relinquish power. It’s in the best interest of Egypt, its people & its military,” you tweeted on February 2, 2011. Mubarak’s resignation was the first significant step toward destabilizing the Middle East, which has led to anarchy across the entire region and the proliferation of Jihadi militias.
The power vacuum left by Mubarak in Egypt was filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a revolutionary, stateless organization currently based out of Qatar. In the coming months, there would be government sanctioned pogroms against the Coptic Christians, as well as other religious minorities, in Egypt: entire faith communities came under assault from Muslim Brotherhood gangs, and dozens of Churches were burned.
The Egyptian debacle was repeated in Libya, as NATO airstrikes deposed a then-U.S. friendly Muammar Gaddafi. Once again, you publicly called for deposing Gaddafi, and supporting the Qatari-backed rebels. Libya’s Christians were treated as brutally as Egypt’s, or worse, and today Libya is a failed state tantamount to Afghanistan under the Taliban. It is a haven for murderous and revolutionary Islamists, smugglers and roving, lawless cartels. It poses a security threat to all of North Africa.
Even as Syria is under siege by the same ideological group of Jihadis, who have proven beyond reproach to be genocidal psychopaths, you still call for ousting Assad. While no patriotic American wants to support a dictator, the real question to consider is: who will fill this vacuum? Recent experience forewarns that something far worse will replace Assad and indeed they already control parts of Syria and Iraq – ISIS.
Each one of these experiments in capricious regime change has a common backer (besides you and President Obama) – the State of Qatar. Morsi was a Muslim Brother President of Egypt, fully backed by the Al-Thani monarchy in Doha. In Libya, Qatar had ground troops training al Qaeda “linked” rebels and even deployed fighter jets. In Syria, PBS has reported that the American government has trained Syrian rebels in Qatar!
There are more relevant facts to consider when evaluating your positions over the last several years concerning Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood:
- You came out in support of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, whose family has been conclusively linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in Pakistan.
- You were arguably the loudest Republican voice supporting the Arab Spring from the beginning. You called it a “collective demand for human dignity, economic opportunity and peaceful political change.” Yet, it has led to more indignities upon humanity than anything in recent memory.
- After the Egyptian military removed the criminal Morsi regime, an action you determined to be a “coup,” you urged the punishing of Egypt by restricting military aid to the new government.
- In Tunisia in April, 2013, you met with Prime Minister Ali Larayedh. Larayedh is a member of the Ennahda Movement, which is a Muslim Brotherhood-allied political party.
Additionally, Qatar is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell and profits from operating a virtual slave state. A recent press report explained how a Qatari citizen was the money man for an Al Qaeda group in Syria. His alias? Umar al-Qatari.
The QAC Coalition and petitioners ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities. The links cited are vetted and credible sources. We hope you take the time to verify the truth of the statements for yourself.
After doing so, the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign calls on you to exert due influence on the Qatari government and the Muslim Brotherhood to cease any type of involvement in all forms of Islamic terrorism, slavery and drug trafficking!
Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret)
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Center for Security Policy
Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret)
Chairman, Stand Up America
New Zeal **
& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.
Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
** Select signatures as of 9/27. The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.
In remembrance of the soldier, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who died in Canada this past week at the hands of a radical Jihadist. We also honor Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers for his bravery in taking down said Jihadist and saving untold lives.
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.
Babası oğluna bir bağ bağışlamış, oğul babaya bir salkım üzüm vermemiş (“The Father gave his son a vineyard, the son didn’t give a single bunch of grapes to the father.” – Turkish Proverb
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
“Alliances are broken from considerations of interest.” – Niccoló Machiavelli, The Discourses, 1517
This week’s winner, The Razor’s – The Razor – Kick Turkey Out Of NATO is a persuasively written essay that embodies the thoughts expressed above… it makes little sense to hold on to an alliance that really isn’t one. Here’s a slice:
Lord Palmerstone once noted that nations do not have permanent allies, only permanent interests. This statement assumes that a nation always acts in its own best interest, and this assumption is the basis for the realist school of international relations. Realists always expect national actors to do what is best for themselves. If an action does not benefit the nation in any particular way, or worse threatens it, then one cannot reasonably expect it to act even though one might think and others might agree that it is the right course of action. In international relations at least according to the realist school, there are no completely altruistic acts by nations or their actors.
I’ve been rooted in the realist school of international relations well before I got my degree in political science, having grown up while Henry Kissinger acted as Nixon’s national security advisor and later secretary of state under him and his successor Gerald Ford.Realists not only expect nations to act in their best interests, but regimes and the organizations constituting them to do the same. In statecraft realists aren’t surprised when regimes do what’s best for them even when it might compromise or damage others, but are willing to act in their own best interest when the opposite party acts in theirs.
Case in point: Turkey. Under the regime of Recep Erdogan for the past 12 years Turkey has been acting in the best interest of Erdogan and his ruling party the AKP. Erdogan is an Islamist in a nation where political Islam had been banned for decades after its re-founding under Kamal Ataturk. While Ataturk and the secularists saw Europe as a useful ally that would strengthen Turkey and their regime in the Middle East, Erdogan has instead positioned Turkey as the next Islamic Caliphate more in line with the Ottoman Empire of the 17th century rather than secular and Democratic Western Europe.
Perhaps the biggest interest Erdogan has besides the desire to remain in power is to avoid empowering the Kurdish minority within Turkey. Unlike the Palestinians, the Kurds have a much longer claim to their land stretching from northern Syria across southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq to Iran. One commonality between Erdogan and his secular predecessors has been the oppression of the Kurds in Turkey and their nationalist aims. The no-fly zone established in northern Iraq after the first Gulf War led to autonomy under Saddam and later the post-Saddam Iraqi government. Iraqi Kurds are as close to independent as Kurds have ever been, and their Syrian, Iranian and Turkish cousins recognize this.
From Erdogan’s perspective the decimation of the Syrian Kurds by the Islamic State (IS) is welcome. It weakens the Kurdish cause by reducing the number of Kurds in the region. Plus the Syrian Kurds were also strong supporters of the PKK, Turkey’s al-Qaida. From the realist perspective Erdogan will not act against IS on behalf of the Kurds unless there is an even greater, more pressing interest to do so.
And that’s the problem. Current American and European leadership is run by idealists not by realists. American and Europeans leaders simply do not understand why Erdogan and to more worrying degree Vladimir Putin act the way they do. To them bombing Kurds in Turkey instead of IS in Syria makes absolutely no sense just as annexing Crimea and dismembering Ukraine. They do not see the world the way Erdogan and Putin do, but realists do. Realists recognize that Putin and Erdogan will only act when the pressure applied to them is real and painful.
For Erdogan that pressure should include Turkey’s rejection from NATO and any possible future admittance to the EU under his regime. If Turkey acts in its own interests, so should the EU and the United States. The truth is that instead of being a beacon of secular Islam as Turkey once was, Turkey under Erdogan has become just another corrupt, Islamic Middle Eastern dictatorship with caliphate dreams. Turkey has condoned the rise of IS as well as backed other terrorist groups such as Hamas. It has kept a tight leash on the American base in Incirlik, preventing it from participating in the second Gulf War and in attacks on IS.
More at the link…
In our non-Council category, the winner was Volokh Conspiracy’s – Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings? submitted by Rhymes with Right. The piece examines the latest bit of bullying by same sex marriage advocates.
Here are this week’s full results. The Right Planet, The Independent Sentinel and Ask Marion were not able to vote this time out. None were affected by the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting.
- *First place with 2 2/3 votes! – The Razor – Kick Turkey Out Of NATO
- Second place with 2 votes – The Right Planet – The Strange Silence of Karl Rove
- Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – Bookworm Room – In Idaho, gay marriage is in direct conflict with religious rights under the First Amendment
- Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – Joshuapundit – Cheerleaders, G-d And Civil Disobedience
- Fourth place with 1 vote – The Independent Sentinel – CDC’s Mission: Ban Guns, Promote Bike Lanes, Tell Us What To Eat, Put Helmets On Our Heads
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Noisy Room – #Ebola – Blood, vomit and diarrhea-soaked hazardous materials piled to the ceiling…
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Simply Jews – Dean Obeidallah on Bill Maher or how to stuff foot in mouth deeper
- Sixth place with 1/3 vote – Nice Deb – Amnesty Begins: Regime Prepares For Millions of New Immigrant IDs
- *First place with 2 2/3 votes! – Volokh Conspiracy – Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings? submitted by Rhymes with Right
- Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Mark Steyn – The Strong Horse submitted by Joshuapundit
- Third place with 1 2/3 votes – Sultan Knish – The Savage Lands Of Islam submitted by The Noisy Room
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Raconteur Report – Ebola: This Is What Science Sounds Like submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Melanie Phillips/The Jerusalem Post – The false equation of Jew-hatred and Islamophobia submitted by The Watcher
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Harry’s Place – Opening night of Klinghoffer faces protests and disruption submitted by Simply Jews
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Peggy Noonan/WSJ – Who Do They Think We Are? submitted by Nice Deb
- Sixth place with 1/3 vote – The Federalist – How Colorado’s Cory Gardner Turned The ‘War On Women’ Against Democrats submitted by The Watcher
See you next week!
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