Obama’s Newest Lie: Another Law Broken


While the media trips over themselves to bring down Herman Cain, Obama is free to quietly break United States law AGAIN.  The law is from 1984 and it forbids ANY US funding to ANY UN organization that supports the Palestinian declaration of statehood.  Apparently laws are only obeyed if they back your agenda because Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced that she would release the block on the security aid.  The first block is for $50 Million, the other is for $150 Million.  $200 Million dollars of YOUR money, that you worked so hard for, is going to go to the terrorist organization, the Palestinian Authority (AKA Hamas).

That’s not all the money that is up for grabs either.  It might interest you to know that Congress has already APPROVED $400 Million in civic assistance AND $1.5 BILLION for security needs.  That’s a laugh considering it is the PA through Hamas who bombs Israel day in and day out.  The bombs are not traveling the other way so why do they have security concerns?  Furthermore, what could WE do with $1.9 BILLION?  How about give it back to the taxpayers so we can start spurring some economic development?

An American official told The Jerusalem Post that “our assistance to the Palestinian people is an essential part of the US commitment to a negotiated two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis, promoting a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

How absurd is that?  I have shown you all in previous posts that bombs and violence are being perpetrated upon Israel consistently each and every day.  The road to peace begins with Hamas and the PA being stripped of all of their weapons.  How many times must an impertinent child be allowed to hit you with their toys before you take the toys away?  Same idea on a much more dangerous large-scale.  In this case the toys of Hamas murder innocent victims.  And our President and his administration turn a blind eye to the bombings and killings while bending over backwards to pander to the Arabs.

As if it could not possibly get any worse, Obama and French President Sarkozy got caught on an open mike November 3rd at the G20 Summit:

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told US President Barack Obama during a frank exchange where the US president took him to task for backing a Palestinian request for membership of the UN cultural heritage agency UNESCO.

You’re fed up, Obama responded, but I have to deal with it all day.

As you can well imagine, the Israelis are not impressed.  Labor MK Daniel Ben-Simon came out publicly and stated, “I was embarrassed to read what Sarkozy thinks about our prime minister, and I was even more embarrassed to hear that the US President agrees with him,” Ben-Simon said.  “I am filled with shame that this is the way two of our greatest allies treat our prime minister,” he added. “I think this is the first time such comments have been publicized.”

I could not agree with him more.

Read More:
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244760

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/sarkozy-netanyahu-liar_n_1081385.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%7C110754

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244718

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240434

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240435

Palestinian Statehood: Obama’s Put Up or Shut Up


On Monday in Paris, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization granted full membership to the Palestinians bid for statehood.  The voting came down as you would expect, countries that stand with us voted against and those countries who don’t voted in favor.  There was one surprise however,  Britain abstained.  Canada, Germany and Holland voted no while Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France voted yes.  No real surprise on the French, as the old joke goes… the only time the French like the Americans is when the German Army is sitting in their cafes.  However, Great Britain is walking a fine line:

As a friend of both Israel and the Palestinian authority, Britain finds itself in a delicate position. But Britain is prepared to risk a rift with Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, by crossing one of his “red lines”. This is to vote at the UN general assembly in favour of the “Vatican option”. That would mark a major step for Britain because this would describe Palestine as a “state”.

It would seem that the terrorist attacks of 2005 and 2007 have been forgotten.  Hamas is a terrorist organization and supported the attacks.  But, now in 2010, it is fashionable to embrace extremism and ignore the warnings of the United States to pull funding.

The step will cost the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization one-quarter of its yearly budget — the 22 percent contributed by the United States (about $70 million) plus another 3 percent contributed by Israel. Unless that shortfall is made up by other nations, Unesco will have to begin closing offices and laying off staff.

Thanks to the Legislators from 1990 & 1994, US law mandates a complete cutoff of American funding to ANY United Nations organization that accepts the Palestinians as full members.  The State Department has made clear that there is no wiggle room in this legislation or any waivers, so in theory we will not be giving them any money.  I say in theory, primarily because this administration has a history of ignoring US law (Operation Fast & Furious, the bombing of Libya, Obamacare).

To me the idiocy of the situation is quite clear.  As cheers erupted at the UN when UNESCO approved full membership, bombs were being dropped on Israel.  A terrorist squad that fired a Qassam rocket at Israel from southern Gaza Strip was targeted by an IAF aircraft. A direct hit was confirmed.

As a matter of fact, I have shown the constant bombing of Israel from the Palestinians in my last blog about this process.  Since that time, the bombings have continued with no visible sign of lessening.  As Abbas advocates non-violence and being a part of the peace process, the people he is leading have quite a different view.

October 4 - Two Grad rockets were fired from northern Gaza towards Israel

October 11 - A Qassam rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip and exploded near the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

October 26 - A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open territory in the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council on Wednesday night.

October 29-Four rockets were fired at Ashdod, hitting near a residental building and injuring a man.

A rocket was fired at Gav Yavne, injuring a 50 years old man in his lower limbs.[262][263][264][265] 

Two mortar shells were fired at Eshkol Regional Council.[266] 

A mortal shell was fired at Bnei Shimon Regional Council.[267] 

A rocket exploded in Merhavim Regional Council.[268]  

A rocket fired at Be’er Sheba was intercepted by the Iron Dome Defense system.[269]  

A rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.

Two mortar shells hit Eshkol Regional Council.[270]

One rocket hit an apartment building in Ashkelon, killing a 56 year-old civilian.

October 30 - Twelve rockets were fired into Israel since midnight. None of them caused casualties.

I read a post somewhere that said, when the Palestinians want peace they are the Palestinian Authority, when the Palestinians bomb people and blow themselves up, they are Hamas.  So, it’s tough to tell who is Palestinian and who is Hamas.  One thing is abundantly clear however, it is the cause du jour to think of the PA as friends and to turn a blind eye to the death and destruction they cause.  The West seems to be falling all over itself to prove how “open-minded” and “multi-cultural” it is.  While this sycophancy and denial of violence is going on, the American flag was burned at our embassy on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11,  the Palestinians pledged to back Afghanistan against the United States if it comes to that, and bombs rain down on Israel like passing showers.

And in the midst of all this confusion is Obama.  Great Britain has made her decision.  She doesn’t support us but doesn’t want to make us or the PA mad.  Obama, whose one saving grace in all this, is legislatures has the foresight to put into law a defunding clause in case the worst case scenario should occur.  This is the one time he should be THRILLED to blame a decision on someone else.  He will be able to maintain a strong stance and not take responsibility at the same time.

For more information:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world/middleeast/unesco-approves-full-membership-for-palestinians.html

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=243849

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/sep/16/unitednations-palestinian-territories

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_Great_Britain

We Can’t Take Care of Our Homeland so Let’s Send Troops to Uganda


Once again, I am deeply disgusted by another decision made by Obama.  It’s not enough that we have a major situation occurring in Afghanistan followed by problems in Iraq, now we need to insert our big nose into a civil issue in the small country of Uganda, Africa.  As of today, Obama committed 100 troops into the war-torn area to find the leaders of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).  Specifically to isolate Joseph Kony and either bring him in or neutralize.  Additionally, troops will be sent into the Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

This is a 20-year-old conflict and to date the LRA  has behaved unrestrained by other African Troops.  I have found no reason what changed the dynamics requiring us to join the fray,  perhaps it was Obama’s brother in Kenya that lobbied for US troops.  Kony has survived this 20 year campaign, so I would suspect he is very good at what he does.  What has really outraged me to no end is that the bulk of the LRA’s combat fighting troops are CHILDREN:

The government of Uganda claims that the LRA has only 500 or 1,000 soldiers in total, but other sources estimate that there could be as many as 3,000 soldiers, along with about 1,500 women and children.[1] The bulk of the soldiers fighting for the LRA are children. According to Livingstone Sewanyana, executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Yoweri Museveni was the first to use child soldiers in this conflict.[32] Since the LRA first started fighting in 1987 they may have forced well over 10,000 boys and girls into combat, often killing family, neighbors and school teachers in the process.[33]

Many of these children were put on the front lines so the casualty rate for these children has been high. They have often used children to fight because they are easy to replace by raiding schools or villages.[34] The soldiers are organized into independent brigades of 10 or 20 soldiers.[1] Sudan has provided military assistance to the LRA, in response to Uganda lending military support to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

We are going to put our fighting troops in a war zone where the children do the killing.  I have no doubt that the children have been “desensitized” in their “training camps” so that they are hardened, battle-tested killers.  However, psychologically, Americans are not programmed to kill children.  We place high value on a child’s life and to take that life in combat will have devastating consequences for our troops in terms of Post Traumatic Stress disorder.  Now, the administration was quick to point out that:

“although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”

I would have to say that since we are only sending in a limited number of troops, odds are pretty high that they will have to engage in hostilities.  This feels to me like another failed mission:  Somalia.  How can this situation get better?  Well, Uganda is NOT the only country we will be trampling through:

They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

As for how long the US troops will be in the region, a spokesman at US Africa Command says he could not provide specifics, “but our forces are prepared to stay as long as necessary to enable regional security forces to carry on independently.”

Isn’t that what we are doing in Iraq as well? Enabling the locals to be able to provide for their own defense?  That doesn’t seem to be really working out for us so I guess we will try it someplace else.  This also doesn’t come cheaply, we have already sent in $40 Million for equipment and training.  At a time when our nation is in a critically bad economy we are once again committing troops for an unclear mission for an indefinite period of time.  Wasn’t it Obama who complained that we didn’t have an “exit strategy” for Iraq?  Well, looks like he doesn’t have an “exit strategy” for this mess either.  Once again, we are nation building and sending our troops where they don’t belong.  This civil war is not effecting us and it’s clearly none of our business as we have no vital interests in the area.  Plus, it’s been allowed to rage for over 20 years, why commit our troops now in the midst of economic collapse?  Perhaps it’s to take the heat off of Operation Fast & Furious or the Solyndra mess.

Regardless of the reason, this is another destined to fail idea from a President who is incompetent.  Check your paycheck stubs everybody, as you see the amounts taken in taxes, know they are going to a small part of the world to engage in a gruesome civil war that has no effect on us either way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord’s_Resistance_Army

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/us-uganda-troops-lord-resistance-army.html
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/

Scandal Updates 10-3-11


Given the amount of scandals that we are following here at Coffee N Chat, I thought it would be a good idea to have a progress update every so often.  That should help us all stay on the same page.  For those who are reading just the updates, please see my previous blog entries for the full, unvarnished truth.

SOLYNDRA:

Emails released today prove conclusively that California investor and Obama fundraiser Steve Westly informed Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to keep the President from visiting Solyndra.  Westly wrote to Jarrett and had this to say, ““A number of us are concerned that the president is visiting Solyndra.  “Many of us believe the company’s cost structure will make it difficult for them to survive long-term. . . . I just want to help protect the president from anything that could result in negative or unfair press.”  That was in May 2010 well before the company collapsed.  This would not be the biggest deal in the world if Obama didn’t give an interview with George Stephanopoulos this afternoon in which he said  “Now there are going to be some failures, hindsight is always 20/20,” the president added about being warned about Solyndra’s financial problems. “It went through the normal review process and people thought this was a good bet.” No Mr. President, they didn’t think it was a safe bet.  

OPERATION FAST & FURIOUS:

As I am watching the news right now, William La Jeunesse has just broken the story that Eric Holder- Department of Justice- has been identified with Operation Fast & Furious at least 5 months BEFORE he testified before congress.  During his testimony when he was asked how long he knew about O.F.F.  he said,”I have only heard of the program over the last few weeks.”  Now we have conclusive evidence of emails from Lanny Breuer to Eric Holder in July 2010 when he was informed that 1500 guns were supplied to the Mexican cartels through straw purchases and another email dated Oct 18, 2010 that prosecutors were ready to go ahead with indictments.   At this point, the DOJ is trying to tell us that Holder receives many emails a week and doesn’t read them all.  Perhaps the emails went missing because of the Bush administration, or maybe the Tsunami.  In litigation there is the common principle that ignorance is not excuse for the law and make no mistake, there were many laws broken in this case.  There is also a principle called “willful blindness” which means that you should have known and you could have asked, but you chose NOT to.  There is also the fifth grade excuse of the dog ate my homework.  I wonder which one of these, ignorance, willful blindness, or hungry canine applies here.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/03/eric-holder-personally-named-in-new-fast-and-furious-documents/

ISRAEL VS. THE PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD:

In two weeks the United Nations will give us their analysis of the Palestinian application.

CHEROKEE NATION VS. BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS:

A federal judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits regarding the right of citizenship for the descendants of black slaves.

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy in Washington ruled that a lawsuit brought by the slaves’ descendants alleging that about 2,800 freedmen were disenfranchised in violation of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Treaty of 1866 could not proceed because the tribe was not a defendant in the case and couldn’t be compelled to abide by the court’s ruling.

The other lawsuit which the Cherokee Nation had against another group of Freedmen was transferred back to the federal court in Tulsa at its initial filling.  The argument there was that federal statutes modified the 1866 treaty to the extent that it no longer gave the Freedman rights to citizenship.

Both are wins for the Cherokee Nation.

http://newsok.com/article/3610001

http://www.thegrio.com/news/judge-tosses-1-of-2-suits-over-cherokee-freedmen.php

The U.N. Farce


I am not what you would call a big supporter of the United Nations being in the United States.   In the first place, it gives our enemies the chance to come into our country and saber-rattle, like Ahmadinejad.  Or in the case of Qaddafi, he prattled on in some sort of stream of consciousness that made no sense whatsoever.  It was a waste of time.  Additionally, we then let Ahmadinejad deliver a speech at Columbia University which was more anti-western, anti-Zion nonsense.

Giving further credence to the argument of removal of the United Nations from the States is the upcoming plea by Palestinian Organizer Mahmoud Abbas for Palestinian Statehood.   Once again, we have a violent, anti-western, anti-Zion leader in the States.  The Palestinians are very good at making a case for being victims.  They go out of their way to show Israel as the aggressor.  But, we really need to look at some facts to find the real truth.

In a recent newspaper article by the Huffington Post, Abbas had the gall to say, “We will never return to an intifada (uprising). We will never return to violence,” Abbas said. “All our people will do is demonstrate peacefully inside the (Palestinian) cities.”  I guess he means that AFTER he speaks to the United Nations peace will descend upon that area because in fact:

  • August 18, 2011 — A series of attacks targeted civilians and soldiers in southern Israel, killing eight people and wounding at least 31. Terrorists from Gaza infiltrated Israel via the border with Egypt, fired on a civilian buses and vehicles, detonated explosives when soldiers arrived on the scene of the attack, and then launched mortar shells at soldiers along the Israeli-Egyptian border.
  • Palestinians terrorists fired 17 rockets and several mortars at Israel.
  • August 20 – - As Hamas announced it would renew attacks on Israelis, Palestinians fired 64 rockets at Israel.
  • August 26 – -At about 3 pm, Palestinians fired a Grad rocket at Ashkelon, despite a ceasefire announced by Palestinian Islamic Jihad the previous day. Shortly after 10 pm, two Qassam rockets were fired at the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries were reported in either incident. The leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for two attacks on Ashkelon.
  • August 28, 2011 — Eight people were wounded when a Palestinian man from Nablus attacked a Tel Aviv nightclub. The terrorist hijacked a taxi in Jaffa and rammed into an Israel Border Police checkpoint that had been set up to protect the event of over 2,000 people. He then jumped out of the taxi, shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and began stabbing bystanders and police.

Furthermore, these are not the end of attacks, they continued just about everyday for the rest of the month and into September.  If this is what Abbas considers peaceful demonstration, I would hate to see what a “return to violence” would look like.  It’s also very key to remember that the United States uses YOUR tax dollars to give the Palestinians $500 Million dollars in economic assistance.  Personally, I think we are funding their bombs and aid should be cut off immediately.  If Saudi Arabia is so concerned about their plight, they should be funding them.  They certainly have the money to do so in style as does Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Make no mistake about it, Israel is the only democracy in the region.  Israel is also our only friend and ally in the region.  So, let’s take a look at some very important statistics regarding Israel:

  • While Jews are not permitted to live in many Arab countries, Arabs are granted full citizenship and have the right to vote in Israel. Arabs are also free to become members of the Israeli parliament (the Knesset). In fact, several Arabs have been democratically elected to the Knesset and have been serving there for years. Arabs living in Israel have more rights and are freer than most Arabs living in Arab countries.
  • Despite claims that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are the obstacle to peace, Jews lived there for centuries before being massacred or driven out by invading Arab armies in 1948-49. And contrary to common mis-perceptions, Israeli settlements—which constitute less than two percent of the territories—almost never displace Palestinians.
  • The area of the West Bank includes some of the most important sites in Jewish history, among them Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jericho. East Jerusalem, often cited as an “Arab city” or “occupied territory,” is the site of Judaism’s holiest monument. While under Arab rule (1948-67), this area was entirely closed to Jews. Since Israel took control, it has been open to people of all faiths.
  • Israel is the only country in the region that permits citizens of all faiths to worship freely and openly. Twenty percent of Israeli citizens are not Jewish.

The only successful path to Palestinian Statehood is to negotiate with Israel.  To be sure, as long as bombs are falling on Israel she is not interested in discussing border lines nor negotiating peace.  You wouldn’t reward an impertinent child by giving in to its bad behaviour, so why would there be an expectation that Israel should give in when their lives are involved.  If the Palestinians truly wish to discuss Statehood and lasting peace, then they would be better served by acting peaceful and putting an end to the violence that is truly what is holding them back.

For more information on this topic, please see:

http://www.adl.org/israel/israel_attacks.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Palestinian_rocket_attacks_on_Israel,_2011

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0502/mideast_facts.asp

 

Unintended Consequences AKA Uh Oh!!!


Whenever you stick your nose in someone else’s business, you open yourself up for trouble.  Most of us learned this as children on playgrounds.  However, the lesson seems to have been lost on our President.

As you know, we just had to get involved in the Libyan conflict to oust Moammar Qaddhafi.  Our country supplied guns, ammo, airstrikes and drone intelligence all without getting congressional approval.  I haven’t quite figured out why it was necessary for us to get involved in this situation.  Mostly because for the last 15 or so years, there hasn’t been any trouble with Qaddhafi.  In fact, now that his compound has been raided, there is evidence that he was helping both the CIA here and MI5 in Great Britain with counter-terrorism.

“The details of the Belhadj case and of the wider co-operation between the intelligence services of the US, Britain and Libya were first unearthed on Friday by Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch. Mr Bouckaert said he stumbled across the building, a nondescript gated property next door to a mosque in a mainly residential area, while searching for an alleged secret prison in the neighbourhood.”  

“Britain was able to establish a close relationship with Libya in 2003 because of Col Gaddafi’s landmark decision to renounce his weapons of mass destruction. That commitment was heavily brokered by MI6 in London, with Sir Mark Allen, MI6’s head of counter-terrorism, playing the lead role.”

“Once the agreement had been reached, the UK sought to expand its area of co-operation with Libya to counter-terrorism. Here the UK and Libya had common interests. Libya regarded the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group as political dissidents that needed to be eliminated, while Britain saw them as jihadists closely aligned to al-Qaeda.”

Let’s be clear however, dealing with Qaddhafi was no picnic.  I’m sure we all remember the speech he gave at the United Nations that was more like a stream of consciousness than anything significant.  With that being said, i have no doubt that the information obtained by the West from Libya was carefully examined before it was acted upon, IF it was acted upon.

However, why was it so critical for our President to become involved in this revolution?  Obama said that we had a “moral responsibility” to become involved because Qaddhafi may fight back and kill people. Obama is quoted as saying, “Failure to do so would have allowed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to unleash his military on his own people and signaled the world that such violence would go unchallenged.”  It seems to me that the rebels did plenty of killing on their march to Tripoli.  And how many of our bullets and our bombs created casualties?  It’s a very curious stand to take when you are helping in the killing.   Once again, Obama did NOT have congressional approval for attacks in this civil war which is why he hid behind NATO.  Members of both Democrat and Republicans spoke out against our involvement but it fell on deaf ears at the White House.

Now to add more compelling evidence that our involvement was a poor idea, AP news has reported today that the Rebels who have taken over are rounding up all the Black people who live in Libya ( http://news.yahoo.com/libyan-rebels-round-black-africans-130723394.html).  They contend that the Black population sided with Qaddhafi and are therefore considered enemy combatants.   They are being rounded up and thrown into makeshift jails which are often out in the hot sun and they are only fed once (maybe twice) a day.  The Blacks who lived in the northern cities were immigrants from nearby countries such as Niger and were very welcomed by Qaddhafi.  They worked as painters, laborers and on the docks.  Many have lived in Libya’s north since the 1970′s.

At this point it is difficult to ascertain how many are in detention.  But, what remains clear is that they are unfairly and unjustly being rounded up by the 100′s and are thrown in unsatisfactory conditions.  Where is our “moral responsibility” now?  I find it fascinating that our Black organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus, has not denounced these human rights violations.  The African Union and Amnesty International have voiced their outrage but here in America, our leaders are silent.  We haven’t heard from Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.   We certainly haven’t heard from Rep. Maxine Waters nor have we heard from the President and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous.  I have been to their websites, read their blogs and was dismayed to find that not one word of the roundup was mentioned.  Politics is big money so I suppose they have decided that it is better to side with the President and his misguided decisions rather than speak out against obvious human rights violations.

To sum it up, we brought chaos to a relatively peaceful place before we got there.  We shut off a source of counter-terrorism information and to top it off we have allowed  people to be rounded up and incarcerated just for being black.

Is it any wonder that our economy and way of life is so damaged?

Read more about it:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7b9619a0-d711-11e0-bc73-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1X1pBp37v

http://news.yahoo.com/libyan-rebels-round-black-africans-130723394.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-28/politics/us.libya_1_libya-mission-libya-policy-libyan-leader-moammar-gadhafi?_s=PM:POLITICS

To express your outrage:

http://www.naacp.org/content/main

http://thecongressionalblackcaucus.com/

http://www.amnesty.org/

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