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Without a justification greater than – to put it crudely – ‘I am the president and I think it’s bad’, there seems to be no reason to engage Syria. What is most shocking at this time is that 285 members of Congress (including my own representative, Rep. Hanna) have not joined Rep. Rigell in demanding justification and congressional approval prior to action.
The concept of the Executive Branch considering, and the Justice Department approving, the killing of US citizens is a chilling thought. Yes an American citizen could be killed without knowledge of a crime or aid to al-Qa’ida under circumstances vaguely defined in a Justice Department memo. But what else has the Justice Department cleared? How much power over citizens does the Executive Branch have now?
While the concept of a North Korean space anything is laughable, the joke is short-lived considering the efforts of that nation to develop an inter-continental missile. No matter the actual intentions of the video, it speaks to the international policy of the Obama Administration – “we have the obligation to find areas where we can potentially move forward.” Considering that Iran continues to develop nuclear arms, North Korea consistently launches rockets and holds nuclear weapon tests, and now the popoganda video depicting America in flames – the validity and utility of the same course of action seems ripe to be questioned.
To avoid this is to substitute the ‘fiscal cliff’ with a leap off Mt Everest for our grandchildren in the best case scenario; more likely our children or ourselves just a few years down the road.
Worse than this incompetence, there is apparently an on-going cover-up. Someone denied request for security before the attack, someone denied support during the attack, someone knew there was no video or protest, someone knew this was a terrorist action. Whomever “someone” is, they apparently run the government in regard to foreign policy, and they are doing so in the worst manner possible. Incompetence just fails to capture the abject disgust of the situation.
But the Obama Administration, Secretary Clinton, and numerous Liberal and Democrat pundits feel that Secretary Clinton shouldn’t be held to the same standard of accountability as Michael Vick? For the loss of life that she is publicly demanding to take responsibility for?
In summary, the hearing provided an insight into the current foreign policy of the United States, at least in regard to this one part of the ‘Arab Spring’. There is no functional or systemic plan apparently in place, with little concern to hear and abide by requests of the personnel on the ground. Further, the White House is apparently willing to misdirect the attention of the public to the causation of this attack, potentially for political reasons, while obscuring its own inadequacy in providing proper plans and defenses.
It brings to mind a serious question: Do these groups believe that a Mexican illegal alien child is more worthy of help and health care than a US illegal alien child? How can the US be draconian in its immigration laws, as compared to the world, yet the main source of US illegal aliens, Mexico, is ignored as it provides even less to US child citizens?
Operation Fast & Furious was concieved in October 2009, in a meeting between the Justice Department, DEA, ATF, FBI and Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden among other Government officials. It was implemented in November 2009, under special agent Bill Newell, of ATF’s Phoenix field division. The purpose was to identify and eliminate entire arms […]
In January 2012 the internet was in an uproar. 7000 sites voluntarily went dark (were unusable). Millions of internet users had their activities disrupted. All to draw attention to a pending legislation – in the Senate was SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the equivalent PIPA in the House of Representatives. In the end, after […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »