Obama’s Perpetual Posture of Prostration Kills American Personnel

By: Citizen Scribe

In an obvious celebration of the 9/11 attacks on American soil, Muslims have today attacked American embassies in two countries.

Their “justification” is that they are “outraged” over a film they deem offensive.

Meanwhile, our gutless, weak-kneed president apologizes for America.

American deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed since the Apologist In Chief has been “running” things.

Our allies wonder where we stand, but our enemies don’t: because, in the person of our president, we kneel; they know they have nothing to fear.

~~ CS


EU Bites the Hand that Feeds It: Gazprom Will Bite Back

By: Jen Alic of Oilprice.com

Gazprom has Europe’s natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant’s offices and then with a probe launched earlier this week against its allegedly illicit efforts to control the EU’s natural gas supplies.

The bottom line is that the same natural gas revolution in the US, which was enabled by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is now threatening to loosen Gazprom’s noose on the EU, and Gazprom simply won’t have it.

To head off a potential natural gas revolution in the EU, Gazprom is pulling out all the stops, and EU officials say that the company has been illegally throwing obstacles in the way of European gas diversification.

Poland’s situation is a case in point. Last year, a US Department of Energy report estimated Poland’s shale gas reserves at 171 trillion cubic feet. Gazprom got nervous. In March this year, the Polish Geological Institute suddenly felt compelled to contradict that report, saying reserves were only around 24.8 trillion cubic feet. In June, Exxon announced it would pull out of its shale gas projects in Poland. Investors started getting cold feet and shares began to drop. Chevron and ConocoPhillips are plodding along with their shale gas operations, for now.

Still, 24.8 trillion cubic feet is no paltry volume and enough to ensure that Gazprom remains nervous. And then there is Ukraine, which also has sizable shale gas reserves and where the Russian noose is even tighter.

Right now, the only thing keeping the shale gas revolution from hitting Europe as it has in the US is technology: the shale reserves in Europe are on land that is more inaccessible, there is a lack of necessary infrastructure and fracking equipment, and protests against the environmental impact of fracking are more serious. But the biggest problem is Gazprom.

EU governments are both desperate to break the Russian stranglehold by developing shale gas reserves and wary of going up against a gas giant on whom they depend for supplies. It’s a tough position and the outcome will depend on how the EU hedges its bets: Can it develop enough shale gas reserves quickly enough to take on Gazprom?

Poland is still a long way off from being able to fully develop its shale gas reserves. It will take time to conduct the necessary environmental impact studies and infrastructure would require a major overhaul.

The EU publics are divided between those who fear fracking and those who fear Gazprom and so far, the former fear is trumping the latter. France and Bulgaria have both banned fracking under pressure from the public, but Poland is marching on, its officials relentlessly insisting that fracking is safe.

Earlier this week, Germany’s Environmental Ministry urged a ban on fracking near drinking water reservoirs and mineral springs and called for environmental impact studies from developers, prompting concerns that Germany will tighten fracking regulations. Germany has massive natural gas potential, but environmental concerns are keeping a tight rein on development for now.

The end victory for Gazprom would come in the form of a European Commission ruling banning fracking-a ruling which would be applied to all EU countries, including Poland which has shown more political will to stand up to the Gazprom boogey man than others.

In the meantime, the EU is investigating Gazprom’s actions in eight countries-Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In Bulgaria, where fracking has been banned, Gazprom is the only supplier of gas. It is also the sole supplier to the Baltic states and Slovenia. It supplies over 80% of gas needs to Poland and Hungary, and nearly 70% of the Czech Republic’s.

It has strengthened its grip on Europe further due to the fact that it owns the one-way gas pipelines into the region and forces buyers into long-term contracts in which prices are tied to oil.

The EU has tried numerous tactics to loosen the Gazprom grip, including the implementation of new energy policies designed to separate supply from delivery and by seeking new pipelines that could deliver gas from elsewhere. While the EU’s alternative pipeline dreams have largely failed so far, it is eyeing developments now in Northern Iraq, where Turkey is courting the Kurds to build a new pipeline that could eventually deliver gas to EU markets. But this is a long way, and possibly a war, off.

Having failed so far in the area of alternative suppliers, the EU is now moving the front lines of the battle to the legal field, targeting unfair competition, which it stands a better, but still only minimal, chance of changing the rules of the game. The probe into Gazprom is looking at three things: Gazprom’s attempts to hinder the free flow of gas across the EU; its purposeful blocking of diversification efforts; unfair pricing and contractual arrangements.

Specifically, the EU says Gazprom has implemented a strategy to segment national markets by preventing gas exports and limiting delivery options, as well as by obligating buyers to use Gazprom infrastructure. Most significantly to the consumer, Gazprom’s pricing policies, which fix gas prices to oil prices, mean that European consumers see no benefit from the natural gas revolution in the US, which has increased global supplies and reduced prices on the open market.

Will the EU be able to actually levy fines for unfair competition and unravel the monopoly? Not unless it plays as dirty as Gazprom, which will simply cut off supplies and the circulation of those European countries that used to be in its back yard. Eastern and Central Europe will be the ones to pay the price for the European Union’s battle.

Let’s not pretend that energy companies are clean and that governments aren’t using them to forward nefarious geopolitical objectives (US multinationals in Northern Iraq, for instance). The point is not to paint Gazprom as the ultimate evil in energy. This is about Europe, and the EU’s “Mommy Dearest” struggle with Gazprom, which is undoubtedly playing an underhanded energy-politics game worthy of the most sinister of accolades.

One would not be surprised to discover that Gazprom has gone environmental and has had a hand in shaping the environmental concerns of the EU publics. As such, it is highly convenient that Gazprom has recently come under very public attack by our leading international environmental group. Everyone plays dirty, any means to an end.

Source: http://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Europe/Europe-Has-Had-Enough-But-Can-It-Stand-Up-to-Gazprom.html

By: Jen Alic of Oilprice.com



By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

The web site Bare Naked Islam has compiled five of the most heart wrenching stories about the tragic events that were committed against America on September 11, 2001. I think everyone should read them all and remember the truth about what happened that day eleven years ago.

9/11: United flight 93 was forced down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

This is the flight that was headed to either the Capitol Building or the White House. Several brave passengers, who had learned of their fate from home via sky phones, broke into the cockpit, fought with the hijackers, who then crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania before it could reach its target in Washington DC. “Let’s Roll!” shouted passenger, Todd Beamer, as they stormed the cockpit!”

Read the story here:


9/11: Betty Ong, American Airlines flight attendant, and her last 8 minutes aboard doomed Flight 11

Flight Attendant Betty Ong, remains calm as she talks to American Airlines Headquarters from the plane, moments before impact with the World Trade Center.

Read the story here:


9/11: Melissa Doi to 911 Operator “Oh My God! It’s so hot, I’m burning up.”

911 Operator does her best to try and calm a panicked Melissa Doi right before the tower she was in fell.

Read the story here:



Palestinians were dancing in the streets on 9/11.

Read the story here:



Banned by the U.S. media, this should be required viewing for every adult and child over 12.
It is estimated that at least 200 people jumped to their deaths, far more than can be seen in the photographs taken that morning. The jumping started shortly after the first jet hit at 8:46 a.m. People jumped continuously during the 102 minutes that the north tower stood. It took just 10 seconds to fall but it wasn’t fast enough for the victims to lose consciousness before they hit the ground.

Read the story here:



9/11: In Remembrance

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

This is the hardest day of the year for me. I lost friends on 9/11. I have grieved for 11 years and it as though it happened yesterday. In a way it did, it happens every day with the evils of radical Islam. The tears still fall. My anger still rages and I can’t believe that so little has been done. It’s a travesty.

On that distant sunny Tuesday morning, just like today, tragedy struck. I lived in Phoenix at the time and I remember walking into the living room to see it happen. I remember the horror and my heart falling through the floor. My children are grown now, I have a lot more gray hair. But that event woke me up and NoisyRoom was born.

Take a moment today to remember those who gave their lives. This blog honors Mark Shulman – I know he found his way to heaven and loved ones. I also remember each and every person who died that fateful day and I say a prayer for them and their families.

This post will be updated throughout the day with items that come in. I will keep going on, because our country hangs in the balance and I have hope that the Marxists and Progressives will be routed from office and driven away. That we will once again be that shining city on the hill and that our enemies and evil will fear our shadow.

Bookworm RoomSeptember 11, 2001: In Memoriam

Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

FReeper Canteen ~ September 11th ~ 11 SEPT 2012

Atlas ShrugsEleven years after 911: Channel 4 cancels controversial screening of Islam: The Untold Story documentary after presenter Tom Holland is threatened (Hat Tip: CK)

Atlas ShrugsSeptember 11 and the global jihad rages on: Death toll climbs, the names of our fallen heroes

AskMarionHappy 9/11 Remembrance – Mosque on FLT 93 burial grounds?

FrontPage MagazineEleven Years of the Same Mistake

Sultan KnishThe Still Unnamed Enemy

Maggie’s NotebookFlight 93 Memorial 9/11: New Park Service Images prove the Crescent Of Embrace Memorial To Flight 93 Is Unchanged

Michelle Malkin9/11: Remembrance, resolve, action

The BlazeWe Will Never Forget: Incredible Pics Show World Trade Center Tribute Lighting Up Night Sky

Hot AirRemembering 9/11

National ReviewRemembering How the War Began

Gateway PunditFlashback: Obama’s Pastor Blames US for 9-11 Attacks – “America’s Chickens Have Come Home to Roost” (Video)

TwitchyRomney remembers 9/11 on Twitter as Obama disgracefully begs for campaign volunteers

Sultan KnishTowers in Twilight

Family Security Matters

Family Security MattersGeorge W. Bush: Bullhorn Speech to Emergency Rescue Workers at 9/11

Walid Phares

IsrapunditMilitant Islamic Awareness Week Begins on 9/11

Hear the drums of WWIII:

The BlazeEleven Years Later, the 9/11 Museum Is Still Closed — We Explore Why and Take a Tour

Fox NewsSLIDESHOW: 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Fox News11 Years Later: Fox News Channel Remembers September 11, 2001

HeritageMorning Bell: Remembering 9/11 in a Volatile World

Joe MillerVideos: America Remembers 9-11 Attacks – We Will Never Forget

Ironic SurrealismIslamism + 9/11 = 2,996 Murdered

Ironic SurrealismIn Memoriam – The Victims Of The September 11, 2001 Islamic Jihad Attacks

(Hat Tip: Levant Marvin)

JustOneMorePetThe 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

BreitbartSeptember 11, 2001

BreitbartStunning Video: Time-Lapse Rebirth of World Trade Center

The LoftEyewitness to Tragedy — Eleven Years Later

Free BeaconArab World Celebrates 9/11 by Blaming Attacks on Israel, U.S. Jews (Hat Tip: BB)

Gateway PunditWeird… White House Remembers 9-11 By Posting Video of Michelle in Botswana (Hat Tip: BB)

Gateway PunditEleven Years Ago Today- The 9-11 Terrorist Attacks on America (Hat Tip: BB)

The Right ScoopRemembering 9/11: A day we should never forget (Hat Tip: BB)


9/11: Remember The Jumpers

By: Lloyd Marcus

Mary and I flew from Florida to Alexandria, Minnesota where I was the keynote speaker and entertainer (singer) at their “Rally for America.” As we approach another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I caught segments of various 9/11 documentaries on TV in the hotel room.

I was struck by numerous stories of bravery and selfless acts of courage by our fellow Americans. A twenty-four year old man led a group of fellow employees to safety. He went back into one of the twin towers to rescue more, never to be seen again.

A survivor spoke of the look in the eyes of a fireman going up the stairwell as he passed him going down. The survivor said he felt the fireman knew he was possibly going to his death. And yet, he was speedily taking two steps at a time up the stairs.

I heard about a white man in one of the towers who upon hearing cries for help, pulled a brown man through a wall to safety. They both survived and have become lifelong friends. The incidents of Americans rising to the challenge on 9/11 are many. Some we will never know.

But there was a group of Americans on 9/11 who for the most part were ignored. I am talking about “the jumpers.” These people, like responsible adults, simply showed up for work on 9/11. Suddenly, they found themselves in an unimaginably horrific situation, having to decide whether to be consumed in an inferno or leap to their deaths. Dear Lord!

Early after the 9/11 attacks, our liberal politically correct media put an “unofficial” ban on showing “the jumpers” in their coverage. Careful not to fuel American outrage, our media is always sympathetic to America’s enemies.

Like most Americans, I remember where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. I came out of the bathroom draped in a towel after a failed attempt to take a shower, “Honey, there’s no water!” “Sorry”, Mary replied. “I forgot to pay the bill.” So, there I was annoyed because I had to drive two miles to drop a check off to the water company. That was my biggest “issue” of the day.

Meanwhile, my fellow Americans were forced to decide whether to burn or jump.

Witnesses saw a young woman high up in one of the towers at a window as flames raged behind her. She made the sign of the cross and did a swan dive out of the window.

Ponder that image when you hear liberal Democrats, Progressives and Obama’s pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, say we got what we deserved on 9/11.

Innocent Americans simply showed up for work. Remember, the jumpers.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman: CampaignToDefeatObama.com