Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is truly a display of selfless honor. On July 5, 2008, the Associated Press (AP) released a story titled:
Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq. The opening paragraph is as follows:
The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.
See anything wrong with this picture? We have been hearing from the far-left for more than five years how, Bush lied.
Somehow, that slogan loses its credibility now that 550 metric tons of Saddam's yellowcake, used for nuclear weapon enrichment, has been discovered and shipped to Canada for its new use as nuclear energy.
It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq. They had to sit on this information and the uranium itself, for fear of terrorists attempting to steal it.
It was guarded and kept safe by our military in a 23,000-acre site with large sand beams surrounding the site. This is vindication for the Bush administration, having been attacked mercilessly by the liberal media and the far-left pundits on the blogosphere.
Now that it is proven that President Bush did not lie about Saddam's nuclear ambitions, one would think the mainstream media would report the story.
Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide. This never happened, due in large part I believe, to the fact that the mainstream media would have to admit they were wrong about Bush's war motives all along.
Thankfully, the AP got it right when it said, The removal of 550 metric tons of yellowcake the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy.
Closing the book on Saddam's nuclear legacy. Did Saddam have a nuclear legacy after all? I thought Bush lied. As it turns out, the people who lied were Joe Wilson and his wife.
Valerie Plame engaged in a clear case of nepotism and convinced the CIA to send her husband on a fact finding mission in February 2002, seeking to determine if Saddam Hussein attempted to buy yellowcake from Niger.
The CIA and British intelligence believed Saddam contacted Niger for that purpose but needed proof. During his trip to Niger, Wilson actually interviewed the former prime minister of Niger, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki.
Mayaki told Wilson that in June of 1999, an Iraqi delegation expressed interest in 'expanding commercial relations' for the purposes of purchasing yellowcake.
Wilson chose to overlook Mayaki's remarks and reported to the CIA that there was no evidence of Hussein wanting to purchase yellowcake from Niger.
However, with British intelligence insisting the claim was true, President Bush used that same claim in his State of the Union address in January of 2003.
Outraged by Bush's insistence that the claim was true, Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in the summer of 2003 slamming Bush. Wilson did this in spite of the fact that Mayaki said Saddam did try to buy the yellowcake from Niger.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence disagreed with Wilson and supported Mayaki's claim. This meant nothing to Wilson who was opposed to the Iraq war and thus had ulterior motives in covering up the prime minister's statements. It was a simple tactic really.
If the far-left and their friends in the media could prove Bush lied about Hussein wanting to purchase yellowcake from Niger, it would undermine President Bush's credibility and give them more cause for asking what other lies he may have told.
Yet, the real lie came from Wilson, who interpreted his own meaning from the prime minister's statements and concluded all by himself that the claim of Saddam attempting to purchase yellowcake was 'unequivocally wrong.'
Curiously, the CIA sat on this information and did not inform the CIA Director, who sided with Bush on the yellowcake claim.
This was made public in a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report in July 2004. Valerie Plame also engaged in her own lie campaign by spreading the notion that the Bush administration outed her as a CIA agent.
Never mind that it was Richard Armitage -- no friend of the Bush administration -- who leaked Plame's identity to the press. Never mind that Plame had not been in the field as a CIA agent in some six years.
The truth is, due to their opposition to the war, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, the mainstream media and their left-wing friends on the blogosphere engaged in a propaganda campaign to undermine the Bush administration.
Now that Saddam's uranium has been made public and is no longer a threat to the world, do you think these aforementioned parties will apologize and admit they were wrong? Don't count on it.
The rest of the American people should hear the truth about Saddam's uranium. It is up to you and me to inform them every chance we get. As far as the anti-war crowd is concerned, the next time they say that, 'Bush lied,' we should tell them to, 'Have the yellowcake and eat it too.'
This story was verified, if you want to check it for yourself, click on the links below. AND THE SHIPMENT WENT TO CANADA FOR THEIR USE !!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
On November 4th, could we lose more than just an election?
By Christopher Cook
The most common corollary to Godwin's Law suggests that once you use Nazis or Hitler in an argument, you've lost. It's fair enough as a general axiom, but this law has a few unintended problems.
First, as Jonah Goldberg educates us in the truly riveting pages of Liberal Fascism, people regularly misdefine "fascism" to make it 100% synonymous with a totalitarian Hitlerism.
Goldberg shows us that this is a clumsy and inaccurate definition for a much more complex phenomenon. So, since many people define fascism in this way, some of them are also likely to apply Godwin's Law to the use of the word fascist as well as "Nazi," "Hitler," etc.
Thus, when I made a post titled Barack Obama is a 1920s-style fascist, there's little doubt that some would proclaim it an overwrought, Godwin-defiling post.
That, however, would be a clumsy criticism of what I think is a reasonable allusion.
The second problem, though, with Godwin's law is this:
Though admittedly rare, what if there is a comparison to actual Naziism that is actually apt? Does Godwin's law not get in the way of making such an observation?
There is a definite Hitler Youth vibe therein:
Paramilitary behaviors and trappings.
A group of children engaged in a regimented display of support for the great national leader.
Marching while chanting "alpha . . . omega" (a term which is usually reserved for God, thus playing into the idea of the great Obamessiah leading us all in under his national gleichschaltung)
YouTube Video was removed/scrubbed by Obama pressure but is available below the photo.....
No, it won't go away because someone scrubs it from part of the Internet, view the video below
I think it's more than reasonable to find this a little creepy.
Granted, the video was not directed by Leni Riefenstahl. However, if you add some lighting and music, change the location, and get some actors who are in a little better physical shape, you've got yourself something she could work with.
Granted, it's just a few kids in a small, nondescript room lit with dingy fluorescent lights. But that's just how the Nazis got started.
It's just how Lenin and his gang got started. First, it's just a few people with a vision meeting in dimly-lit rooms.
Then, they organize their local areas. Then they get the youth, and before you know it, they've got the country.
Next step: giant politico-economic killmonsters slaughtering 120 million people.
Granted, this is America, and we've got a special definer of protection against such things. Or do we?
Our version of this already happened during the Wilson administration.
And it was many of Wilson's people who ran the FDR administration. We're still feeling the ramifications of that, having taken a decidedly more socialist turn in those years.
Moreover, I know a few people who still think they're voting for FDR.
Wilson used state power to create an American fascism, and though forgotten now, it was terrible for many people at the time. It's one of the reasons why Harding's slogan "Back to Normalcy" was so appealing.
And thank God the nature of America was such that we could find our way back to normalcy again.
But what of today? What of this Obama phenomenon?
He has allies at every layer of society who are willing to change rules, break laws, and flout procedures in order to bring him to power.
He has a media that is working on his behalf every bit as reliably as "Pravda" reported the party line in the USSR.
He has a vote fraud operation working on his behalf in states across America. This operation is aided by laws passed by his allies in Congress and supported by his allies in various states.
And now, Obama Youth groups are being formed.
This is all, it seems, far too reminiscent of how other movements have come to power in the past. I don't wish to sound too overwrought here, but the similarities are troubling.
Interestingly, a related point appeared in an email blast this morning. Michael Zak, in his post Those who do not remember the past are condemned to vote for Barack Obama, reminds us of Obama's point about America needing a "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as our military.
At the time—latching on to the "just as well-funded" portion of the comment—most people wrote this off as silliness. After all, we devote a sizable share of our GDP on defense, spending, I've heard more than the next dozen or so nations combined. We're hardly likely to do that with any sort of new civilian force.
But don't focus on the logistics of it. Focus on the idea itself, and on the mind of the man who floated it.
Alan asks: will it be similar to islamic iran's Revolutionary Guards or their Bassiji Suppression forces?
• What sort of people would be in this paramilitary force? •
What sort of weapons would they have?•
Who would command them?•
Would they be subordinate to the U.S. military?•
Would they be subordinate to the police?•
What would be the purpose of this paramilitary force? • What would it do?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Here are some facts to consider:
Obama Contributors Emerged from Staff and Boards of Annenberg GranteesWednesday, October 15, 2008By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
CNSNews.com) – Barack Obama started serving as chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an education grant program, in 1995, the same year he was elected to the Illinois state Senate. As chairman, Obama oversaw the disbursement of $49.2 million in Annenberg grants, most of which went to non-profit groups with the stated intent of improving Chicago’s public schools.
Since the start of his political career, Obama has received a total of $331,528 in campaign contributions from people who served as staff and board members of non-profit groups that received grants from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).
FULL STORY AT:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Just forwarding. I checked out the site that is recommended (http://truthandfiction.com/) in place of Snopes, and it said it was under construction. That's all I know.
"Check Snopes -out. Now you know"I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a flaming liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. There are many things they have listed on their site as a hoax and yet you can go to Youtube yourself and find the video of Obama actually saying these things. So you see, you cannot and should not trust Snopes.com....ever for anything that remotely resembles truth! I don't even trust them to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore.
"A few conservative speakers on Myspace told me about snopes.com a few months ago and I took it upon myself to do a little research to find out if it was true. Well, I found out for myself that it is true. This website is backing Obama and is covering up for him. They will say anything that makes him look bad is a hoax and they also tell lies on the other side about McCain and Palin.
"Anyway just FYI please don't use Snopes.com anymore for fact checking and make your friends aware of their political leanings as well. Many people still think Snopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself."This is just a forward!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It is a matter of history that when>Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight>Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered>all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German>people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the>camps and even made to bury the dead.>>
He did this because he said in words to this>effect:>>'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere>down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that>this never happened'
>>This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum>because it 'offended' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. >
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and>how easily each country is giving into it.>>
It is now more than 60 years after>the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail>is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the,
>> 6 million>Jews,
>>who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved,>beat, experimented on and humiliated' while the German>people looked the other way!
>>Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others,>claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to>make sure the world never forgets.
>This e-mail is intended to reach 400>million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help>distribute this around the world.
>>How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ,>>>'NEVER>HAPPENED'>>>> >>>>because it offends
some Muslim in the U.S. ??????
How much longer will it take to forget the calamity of an Obama presidency if that tragedy for the USA were to happen.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
When considering voting for Obama or McCain (a vote for any other candidate, worthy as they may be, even a protest vote, is a wasted vote), I am compelled to consider:
Patriotism: Obama deigned to wear an American flag lapel pin, removed the American flag from his campaign airplane, doesn’t stand at attention and place his right hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem or when the American flag is raised. McCain’s patriotism and devotion to America is beyond question. Obama appears to be ashamed to be an American, if he’s really even an American.
Liberal: Obama is ranked as the second most liberal Senator. John McCain was once considered the Democrats’ favorite Republican for his notoriously independent maverick style and ability to work with anyone on either side of the partisan aisle.
Obama doesn’t qualify for even a basic SECRET government security clearance, which just about any American citizen can qualify for. McCain is a man of dignity and honor who holds the highest levels of security clearances.
Taxes: Obama has voted favorably on raising or maintaining high taxes seventy-four times. He has n-e-v-e-r opted for lowering taxes. Now, he claims that he will lower taxes for 95% of Americans. His actions speak louder than his words. I won’t hold my breath waiting from a tax break from Obama. Citizens Against Waste rate Obama at just 18%, McCain at a much more responsible 88%.
Obama has made comments that indicate fascist tendencies. He will “make” everyone have health insurance. He will punish those who don’t follow his orders. Sig Heil! It’s no wonder that Warren Buffett has backed Obama. Billionaire Buffett is one of the biggest stock holders in the insurance industry. Obama has likely received millions in donations from the insurance industry, the same insurers who want to euthanize the lame and the ill.
Obama has signed on to every abortion bill to come along. He reportedly even favors killing (murdering) babies who survive botched abortions. It’s only logical that when his social medicine programs get into financial straits, he will likely move to the next level – euthanizing sick, lame, and old people who are costing the system too much, and who can no longer put money into the system.
Obama is a serious contributor to the present financial crisis. McCain started sounding the alarms a couple of years ago, but Obama and his cronies ignored and even worked against McCain, and the White House when Bush sounded the alarms. Obama followed Senator Chris Dodd in receiving the second highest amounts of contributions from the corrupt, crooked leaders (Tim Howard, Franklin Raines, and Jim Johnson) of the failed financial institutions. Obama supported Barney Frank’s manipulations in causing this crisis that has cost real Americans several trillions of dollars. My own feelings about this are that Obama is a major, big-time crook.
Obama is against energy independence. Only now, during the later days of the campaigns is he coming out in favor (he’s probably lying because his early actions belay his talking). One of his solutions to the gasoline issues this past summer was to tell people to put more air in their tires. He was either very naive, or more likely cynically thought that we are all that stupid and gullible. Obama seemingly has accepted many millions in campaign donations from OPEC through straw donors, OPEC financed PAC’s, and OPEC lobbyists. An inordinate amount of money has flowed from anonymous Middle East donors.
The very powerful book: THE CASE AGAINST OBAMA brings out a more accurate and compelling picture of Obama based on his actions, not his orations which are contrary to his deeds in fact. All indications are that he’s a serious liar and a pure socialist if not a hard core fascist.
ACORN. Obama was ACORN’s attorney, and provided training to organizers, and now when ACORN is found to be very, very active in voter fraud issues, the claim is that Obama is suddenly not involved. That’s Balderdash.
Nation of Islam leader Farakhan called Obama the Messiah, who will bring about the hoped for change. Islam’s Messiah? What is fascist Islam’s hoped for change? This should make every sane person’s hair stand on end.
Vindictive: Both Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, have reportedly indicated that an Obama administration would use its control of the Justice Department to prosecute its political opponents. This is a serious threat to freedom.
Why was writer Jerome Corsi (author of Obama Nation) detained, harassed, and threatened by Kenyan authorities after his visit to investigate Obama’s ties to Kenya?
Obama’s citizenship. When questioned, he refused to set the record straight by producing a valid birth certificate, and in fact hired an aggressive criminal defense attorney (what’s wrong with a civil attorney in a civil case such as this) to block the release of his birth certificate until after the election. This stinks!
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
- Tony Orezko, Obama’s business partner and close pal has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. This reflects Obama’s close ties with the notoriously corrupt Chicago Democratic machine.
- William Ayres. According to Obama’s book, he actively sought out Marxists (Anarchists) and was careful in building friendships with these people. It is quite apparent (despite his denials – more lies) that he and the unrepentant terrorist, Ayres are close associates.
- Obama attended an openly racist (Afro-centric) church headed by Jeremy Wright, a racist, America hating blasphemer (god damn America!) for twenty years, and “never heard” any of Wright’s vile rantings. This is pure nonsense. Obama is clearly lying when he claims ignorance of Wright’s twenty years of vitriolic preaching.
- Michelle Obama never had any pride in America until Barak became a candidate. Her university studies and preferences indicate a racist attitude. I cannot be convinced that she has (or will have) no influence on Obama.
Obama spent his formative years in Islamic Indonesia. There has been much said about how this didn’t matter. Horsepookey! He was thoroughly indoctrinated in Islam.
He has had close associations with radical South Asian Islamists, and has traveled and studied in Moslem countries, no doubt to bolster his knowledge, understanding, and ties to Islam.
Obama has learned enough about Islam to be thoroughly familiar with the meaning, use and practice of Taqiyyah – the polished Islamist art of lying to protect one’s real beliefs, the art of befuddling, deceiving, and confounding the enemy. Islam has declared that we – America is its avowed enemy and that we must be destroyed. I believe that Obama is out to damage America, if not destroy it.
Obama has received endorsements from the leaders of the fifty-seven Islamic governments in the world, as well as rousing endorsements from Islamofascist terrorist organizations.
He vowed early in his campaign to bring his message to all fifty-seven states. We all know that there are only fifty states in the USA, and I doubt that he is so ignorant that his geography is that poor. This was a Freudian slip of the tongue – a rare moment of truth.
A little over one year ago: 1. Consumer confidence stood at a 2½ year high;2. Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;3. The unemployment rate was 4.5%.4. The Dow Jones hit a record high-14,0005. Americans were buying new cars, stoking the economy, taking cruises, vacationing overseas, living large!But Americans wanted change! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress and yes-we got CHANGE all right.
In the past year: 1. Consumer confidence has plummeted;2. Gasoline is now over $3.75 a gallon, and it had hit well over $4 a gallon; we may see it above $5.00 before 2010.3. Unemployment is up to 5.5% (a 10% increase);4. Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION dollars, with prices still dropping. The DOW is down to nearly half of what it was a year ago;5. 1%+ of American homes are in foreclosure.6. TRILLIONS of dollars have evaporated from Americans' stocks, bonds and mutual funds investment portfolios, nearly 50% of America’s stock market wealth has vanished. Yes, in 2006, America voted for change ... and we sure got it! Remember, the President has no control over any of these issues - only Congress. And what has Congress done for America in the last two years? Absolutely nothing! They certainly haven't improved the situation. They've made it much worse. Stop and think about that for a moment. Now the Democratic candidate for President claims he is going to really give us change along with a Democratic Congress! Just how much more change do you think you can stand?
What can we expect? House Speaker Pelosi will ram through the “Media Ownership Reform Act” which is a fascist imposition of a dictatorial fairness doctrine aimed at conservative talk radio. Its objective is to silence free speech. If and when it goes through, we can count on a fascist president Obama to sign it into law.
What can we expect? Obama is all hot and bothered to get American troops out of Iraq. Considering that Bush did the right thing in invading Iraq and then failed to do the rest of it right after toppling Saddam, I am not averse to getting out of that pit – but the right way. However, I suspect that Obama has another motive: I expect that his Moslem Odinga clan will commence a monstrous, bloody uprising in Kenya, and Obama will send American troops in to quell the violence – to kill Christians and place the Moslems in control (and hang around to protect them). Then, we’ll have 59 Moslem states.
What can we expect? Obama will do to the military as did Clinton. Clinton eviscerated our armed forces. Obama will enable freedom haters to prevail all over the world.
What can we expect? Increased taxes to squander on socialist programs headed by his cronies.
What can we expect? Obama under the controlling direction of his most influential financiers (people like America hating George Soros) will attack the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
What can we expect? His solution to Social Security will be to cut benefits (most recipients are white, anyhow), and to provide benefits for illegals. His solution to Medicare will be to add care for illegals, and then probably forced euthanasia to reduce costs involved with sustaining the elderly, the frail, the needy, the sick.
Yeah, I’ve considered my vote very long and very carefully. I am going to vote for John McCain, scars, bent bones, warts, and all because he is clearly the best choice for America. Please join me in voting for John McCain.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Today, October 06, 2008, 10 hours ago gstasiewicz
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents detailing earmarks submitted by Barack Obama on behalf of his family and political supporters during his time in the Illinois State Senate. The documents were obtained under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Among the projects detailed in the documents uncovered by Judicial Watch:
His loyalty to Palestinian terrorist groups run so deep that he actually dedicated his 1986 valentine to the PLO, Under Siege, to “those who gave their lives . . . in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon.”[viii]
The book whitewashes PLO violence against Israelis and Lebanese, as well as the Syrian occupation.
The LA Times wrote an article about Obama's association with Rashid Khalidi in April:
It was a celebration of Palestinian culture -- a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York.
A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama.
Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . .
It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."
The LA Times acknowledged it has a video of this tribute Barack Obama gave to the Khalidis at their going away party.
But, the LA Times won't release this video before the election.
It's hard to imagine that they would hold onto a video of Sarah Palin praising an anti-Israeli radical and former PLO operative...But, that is today's mainstream media.
Tom Maguire has more on this radical friend of Barack and Michelle Obama.
UPDATE: The LA Times may not release the video of Obama praising a good friend and former PLO operative but they did publish an attack on John McCain's military service today.
Barack Obama was never in the military, of course.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Be sure to read the 'where they are now at the end of the short piece.
Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street
Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregulaties in Fannie Mae's accounting activities.
At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, ' Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that 'mistakes were made' and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised.
News reports > indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to > shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's > books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four > years.'
Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.>>> Raines left with a 'golden parachute valued at $240 Million in > benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of > the accounting scandal became clear
.http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/ > .
The Government noted, 'The 101 charges reveal how the individuals > improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while > knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, > misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the > regulator and the public.
The Notice explains how they submitted six > years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and > inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in > an unsafe and unsound manner.' These charges were made in 2006.
> The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received > in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits.
>>> Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard > 'was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that > would ensure a 'stable pattern of earnings' at Fannie. In everyday > English - he was cooking the books.
The Government Investigation > determined that, 'Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to > provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions > within Fannie Mae,'>>> On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice > Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae > executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied > manipulating the mortgage-finance giant's income statement to > achieve management pay bonuses.
Investigations by federal regulators > and the company's board of directors since concluded that management > did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard > resigned under pressure in late 2004.>>> Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!
>>> Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was > later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the > Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on > mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some > interesting things about Johnson.
Investigators found that Fannie > Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation > from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 > million when it fact it was $21 million.'
Johnson is currently > under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while > serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.
>>> Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.
>>> WHERE ARE THEY NOW?>>>
FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief > Economic Advisor>>>
TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama>>>
JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and > was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee
>>>> IF OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS - HIS ADVISORS HAVE THE > EXPERTISE ->> THEY MADE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Would you trust the men > who tore Wall Street down to build the New Wall Street ?
>> This doesn't even include the likes of another slimey attorney named > Jamie Gorelick...she is infamous for her decree in the late 1990's > under Clinton that stopped our key information-gathering entities > such as the CIA, FBA and NSA from sharing ANY information, which > ultimately allowed the 19 fanatics that killed over 3000 Americans > to fly planes into large buildings.
She has made MILLIONS as well > under this scheme, and the likes of Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer and > Obama himself (as well as some Republicans) have received MILLIONS > OF DOLLARS into their campaign war chests directly from Fannie Mae > and Freddie Mac....
Jesse Jackson has likewise receives millions of > dollars for what?
John McCain in 2005 was screaming holy hell about > the need to reform this and Bush tried in vain to reform these two > quasi-government agencies in 2003 but was stymied by all Democrats > (except Zell Miller) and a few RINO make-believe Republicans.
And > the last two years Obama and his Congressional Democrats have > CONTROLLED Congress, doing absolutely nothing and only hoping this > would happen before the 2008 election and worse yet, that the > gullible American public would believe it was those 'rich > Republicans and Wall Street' that created the whole mess.
Don't let > 'em fool you and pass this on to your e-mail list...you won't see it > in the mainstream media.
The downside of appealing to Joe Six-Pack.
By PEGGY NOONAN
She killed. She had him at "Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?" She was the star. He was the second male lead, the good-natured best friend of the leading man. She was not petrified but peppy.
The whole debate was about Sarah Palin. She is not a person of thought but of action. Interviews are about thinking, about reflecting, marshaling data and integrating it into an answer.
Debates are more active, more propelled-they are thrust and parry. They are for campaigners. She is a campaigner. Her syntax did not hold, but her magnetism did. At one point she literally winked at the nation.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Najjar's previous assignment as senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps earned him a reputation of ruthlessness and ideological loyalty. In 1983, he commanded the 1,500-man expeditionary force sent to Lebanon's Baaka Valley.
This Iranian unit provided security, planning, training, and operational support for the dual suicide truck bombings on 23 October 1983. Najjar's successes in these attacks, which are still celebrated in Tehran today, led to the withdrawal of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force.
The withdrawal after the bombings, with no retribution from the United States, became a turning point in the unbounded use of terrorism by radical Islamic fanatics worldwide. Under his command, Najjar's corps played a key role in the formation of the Party of God (Hezbollah) and the education and training of Mugniyah, who reportedly lived and operated out of Iran.
I often wonder whether Najjar was among those troops involved in the fighting at Suq-al-Garb during the September War in 1983. The 24th Marine Amphibious Unit's 2d Radio Detachment was intercepting, among others, significant Farsi communications during the multi-Muslim militia's assault on the Lebanese armed forces.
The multi-confessional Lebanese army held together and successfully defended its position which, in my opinion, led the decision makers in Tehran and Damascus to change their tactics from conventional attacks to the shadows of terrorism.
Whether or not he was present at Suq-al-Garb, Najjar's position as commander of the Revolutionary Guard detachment supports the notion that he would have wanted to be there. My guess is that he was.
As the Iranian defense minister, he is most certainly involved in global terrorist attacks and the acquisition of nuclear weaponry. It is more probable than possible that Iran will use its favorite proxy, Hezbollah, to carry out future attacks against the West, including the United States.
Najjar's long association with the now-deceased terrorist mastermind Mugniyah lends credence to this. We could well find ourselves, in our own country, the recipient of a weapon of mass destruction in an attack planned and executed by some of the same players who carried out the 1983 suicide attacks in Beirut. Some of these dots could very well connect.
Another dot emerged shortly after the announcement of Najjar's ascendency to defense minister. A close confidant and fellow alumnus of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Lebanon contingent was appointed by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to lead the corps' ground forces.
Brigadier General Ahmad Kazemi, whose previous assignment was commander of the Republican Guard's air force, was responsible for the development of solid-fuel technology.
He was also responsible for research and production of Shahab missiles, including the Shahab-4, with a projected range of 3,000 kilometers and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that could reach the heart of Europe.