Guns and Guerrillas… “Bill Ayers In his 2001 memoir Fugitive Days, boasting of his life as a Sixties radical, admitted his role in “bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.” He was…”
By Mary A. Nicholas Thursday, April 18, 2013
Law abiding U.S. citizens are looking up the barrel of a gun as their rights are shattered in front of their eyes. Some of the most vocal proponents for gun control are the radical home-grown terrorists still enchanted with the gangrenous rot of guerrillas and genocidal murderers.
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THE BLANK PAGE POW: MCCAIN…
The ignorance of arrogance – seems to be this boy’s disease -
He claims the hero’s status – but which side did he please -
I thought all of us came forth – after we came marching home -
We gave them chapter and verse – our words would fill a tome -
But when I asked the man – to let me see what the boy said -
***It Wasn’t The War But The Peace That Got Lincoln Assassinated***
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 1:30:42 PM by The Wizard
Poor Bill……Two books about assassinations, and both wrong….
Lincoln’s primary conspirator was Sec. of War Stanton, because Lincoln wanted a merciful peace and Stanton wanted to make the South “Pay”…..
And Alan Dulles was the primary conspirator in the JFK killing for an assortment of reasons, not the least of which was the Bay Of Pigs…..and the Cuban Missile Crisis, (which to this day no one has reported what really happened*)
I cannot tell you how disappointed I was with the reappearance of the Oswald did it nonsense, and failing to expose the Sec. Of War’s key role in Lincoln’s killing….
Ted Cruz has only been a senator for a few days but speculation about a 2016 presidential run has already begun—along with questions over whether the rising Republican star from Texas is even eligible, Politico finds.
His advisers say his mother’s citizenship transferred to him automatically……..
The FBI has released its files on the late “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, detailing their scrutiny of a 1970 trip Wallace took to Cuba. There is also an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace in 1977 by a World War II veteran titled “Communist Control of the Press.”
The files were dug up from the bureau’s records vault and were requested via the Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents here.
Wallace died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93 and was widely recognized for his aggressive style in television interviews.
The Reagan Libertarian Contract with America | Libertarian Party… (“I am a proud Reagan Libertarian. Ronald Reagan”)
posted by Wayne Allyn Root on Sep 22, 2010
A Detailed and Specific Plan to Save the U.S. Economy
“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
I am a proud Reagan Libertarian. Ronald Reagan turned the worst economic slump since the Great Depression into the greatest economic turnaround and expansion in world history with one simple stroke of genius — the largest tax cut in U.S. history (ultimately reducing top marginal tax rates from 70% down to 28%). That tax cut benefited and motivated the groups that produce virtually all of the jobs and tax revenues in America — small business owners and taxpayers.
These are the very groups that President Obama chooses to punish, instead of reward. Obama redistributes money from taxpayers and small business owners to his voters — who create virtually nothing, pay almost no taxes, create no jobs, and ask for handouts and entitlements from cradle to grave. In short, Obama’s voters are bankrupting this once great country. This is precisely why the U.S. economy has fallen off a cliff. We are staring at the abyss — economic Armageddon, chronic massive unemployment, and worldwide depression. It is time for dramatic measures to stave off disaster, deficit, debt and depression.
Castro Tied to Cartels, CIA, Bush – Romney Money Laundering
Multiple Official Confirmations Suppressed
“Cuba had its ‘revolution’, but it was the CIA that put Castro into power. Cuba did not really become ‘free’.”
(Editor’s note: Years of FBI investigations into US money laundering tied to major financial organizations including Bain Capitol, the Bush family, Bank of America, powerful groups tied to AIPAC and the Cartels have led to Cuba.
Criminal cases were brought to the Ashcroft Department of Justice and suppressed. Many powerful Americans faced prison for drug crimes and even espionage on a massive scale.
The files are ready, the evidence has been sequestered with law firms around the world, ready to file at any time a free government emerges with a desire for justice.)
‘Go in There and Frig Around With the Missiles, You’re Screwed’: The Moment General Mocked JFK Behind His Back at the Height of Cuban Missile Crisis Caught on Tape
It was the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the nation was supposed to be pulling together.
Last week the Environmental Protection Agency kicked-off its celebration of “Hispanic Heritage Month” with an e-mail message featuring Che Guevaraalong with his famous slogan, “Hasta la Victoria Siempre.”
Let’s hope these U.S. civil servants were innocently unaware of some of Che Guevara’s other slogans: “The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!” “Against those hyenas [Americans] there is no option but extermination!”
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
A report out of Pravda quotes President Vladimir Putin as saying that Russia has moved strategic nuclear missiles to Cuba in response to the United States’ continuing efforts to encircle Russia in Eastern Europe.
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The article, written by Lyuba Lulko, explains how Russia is reviving its military operations in Vietnam, Cuba and the Seychelles.
Earlier this year, a former senior Pentagon official who has battled Marxism around the globe released a video warning that Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and others who have led communist revolutions in their nations.
Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, a decorated former Delta Force commander, U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and Purple Heart recipient, explained in the video a six-step plan used by revolutionaries to bring about Marxism elsewhere and drew parallels to Obama’s actions in the U.S.
One of the problems we find in politics these days is the rash of bills with rather Orwellian titles. The best example in recent years is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (you know, Obamacare). But fortunately, some things have titles that are all too appropriate. The Law of the Sea Treaty is one of them, which is rather fittingly known as LOST. Michelle Malkin, writing for the National Review, describes just what it is:
I realize that many Tea Party folks have fallen for leftist tricks aimed at keeping the current Article II constitutional crisis off the table, but just how far are they willing to fall in the name of political agendas?
Real “constitutionalists” are as concerned about Article II as they are any other constitutional text, maybe even more so since the current Muslim-n-Chief is a one-man constitutional crisis of monumental proportions. Faux “constitutionalists” are those who cherry-pick which parts of the founding document to take issue with, based on their individual political agenda.
Many Tea Party folks seem to not care whether or not we uphold Article II constitutional requirements for the offices of President and Vice President. Others seem perfectly happy to accept fraudulent definitions of the term “Natural Born Citizen” so long as it suits their political agenda.
However, there is a reason why members of congress tried to alter the Natural Born Citizen requirement at least eight times in the run-up to Obama’s fraudulent election in 2008 – why leftists insist that the founders meant “anchor baby” when they insisted that only Natural Born Citizens of the United States hold the highest offices in our land – and that Marco Rubio would make the perfect VP selection for Mitt Romney in 2012….
In a word, the reason is AMNESTY by any means.
Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is without any reasonable doubt, a total fraud, and ineligible for the office he currently holds. Obama is not a Natural Born Citizen of the United States and neither is Marco Rubio.
So, to keep Obama in office, leftists must eliminate the true meaning of the term Natural Born Citizen and the best way to do that is to get Republicans to put their own ineligible candidate on the ticket with Romney… enter Marco Rubio.
Simply stated, a Natural Born Citizen is a citizen via the bloodline of the natural birth father. Obama’s natural birth father was a no time in his life, a legal citizen of the United States. He was at all times a legal citizen of Kenya and as such, could only pass Kenyan citizenship to Barack Hussein Obama II.
Sen. Marco Rubio is mentioned more than any other as a potential GOP vice presidential candidate, a document found in the National Archives raises questions about whether the popular U.S. senator is actually qualified constitutionally to serve as president or vice president.
The Petition for Naturalization on behalf of Mario Rubio, the senator’s Cuban father, has been retrieved from the National Archives and posted online by the PixelPatriot website, confirming that Marco Rubio was about four years old when his parents became U.S. citizens. Specifically, Mario Rubio was naturalized as an American citizen in 1975, based on the Sept. 9, 1975, date on the petition; Marco Rubio was born in 1971.
Former presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson averred that criticism of President Obama has gotten dangerously out of hand.“The constant barrage of right-wing criticism leveled at the president by his enemies has reached unacceptably perilous magnitude,” Jackson insisted.
When a governor is allowed to point her finger at him or a member of Congress is permitted to get away with calling him a liar we must acknowledge that rhetoric has gone too far.”Jackson cited history to bolster his concern. “President John Kennedy was vilified by right-wingers,” Jackson asserted. “This created an atmosphere conducive to violence. The next we knew, he was shot and killed. We must do what we can to eliminate today’s attacks on President Obama before the same thing happens to him.
”The role that any so-called right-wing criticism of Kennedy’s policies might have played in his assassination is unclear.
Let’s see, if you’re going to get rid of the Bill of Rights, you might as well get rid of the First Amendment as well as the rest of them. Don’t worry; the feds are on the case. Another proposed law – SOPA – would give the feds the power to shut down websites that they don’t like.
Hugo Chávez says Obama is ‘a clown and an embarrassment’
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 20 December 2011 | Tom Phillips
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:40:18 PM by tje
On the eve of his first official overseas trip since being diagnosed with cancer, Hugo Chávez has launched a blistering attack on Barack Obama, describing the US president as a “clown” and an “embarrassment”.
“Focus on governing your country, which you’ve turned into a disaster,” the Venezuelan president told state TV on Monday. Chávez touched down in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, on Tuesday for a summit of Mercosur, South America’s leading trade bloc.
Did Castro Get Kennedy?
Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:09:47 PM by Kaslin
“Of all the people I interviewed in New Orleans regarding the Kennedy assassination, Carlos Bringuier was the one I trusted most. I could see in his eyes he was always telling me the complete truth.” (Oriana Fallaci, L, Europeo, 1969.)
“That weasel walked into my store and started looking around,” recalls Carlos Bringuier about the afternoon of August 5, 1963. “But I could sense he wasn’t a shopper. Sure enough, after a few minutes of browsing he came up and extended his hand. “Good afternoon,” he said. “I’m Lee Harvey Oswald.”
Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2011 | Ronald J. Rychlak
Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:17:11 PM by NYer
The Holy See is the oldest continuing international organization in the world. Its Secretary of State office was established in 1486, and that is also when its first permanent representatives were established in Venice, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, and France. Today, the Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 176 states. It is also the only Permanent Observer State at the United Nations, and it participates in various internationals conventions and agreements. While it is officially neutral, it is not silent.
The Holy See’s diplomatic prowess was tested severely during the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it played a crucial role in maintaining world peace, especially during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The Holy See and the Soviet Union had a very strained relationship. After World War II, Catholic leaders in the new areas of Soviet control were suppressed. Priests, bishops, and cardinals were given show trials and sent to prisons. Eventually, the Soviets engaged in covert activities to undermine the papacy itself by promoting the slander of Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope.” Despite all this, the Vatican continued to influence Soviet leaders. In fact, Bl. Pope John XXIII helped bring the superpowers back from the edge of war in October 1962 – 49 years ago last month.
Cain Accuser Accounts Role in Federal Seizure/Kidnapping of Elian Gonzales to Cuba (2000)
Cubanet, (Miami) April 2000 ^ | April 2000 | Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 9:39:21 AM by AmericanInTokyo
Her (INS Agent Mill’s) instructions: Locate Elian, get him safely into a waiting van, and stay with him and allay his fears until federal agents reunited him with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
After Elian was found in a closet, Mills told him in Spanish: “I know this seems frightening to you now, but it will all be over very soon,” said Russ Bergeron, director of media relations for the INS. “She told him: `We’re not going to take you to Cuba. We’re not going to put you on a raft. We’re taking you to see your papa.’ ”
The Cuban Missile Crisis — ‘Solved’ This week 49 Years Ago
Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:20:18 PM by Kaslin
Forty nine years ago on Oct. 28th JFK “solved” the Cuban Missile Crisis. Given the influence of Camelot’s court scribes and their cronies in the MSM, perhaps a refresher on conservative reaction to this “solution” is in order:
“We locked Castro’s communism into Latin America and threw away the key to its removal,” growled Barry Goldwater.
“Kennedy pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory,” wrote Richard Nixon. “Then gave the Soviets squatters rights in our backyard.”
“We’ve been had!” yelled then Navy chief George Anderson upon hearing on October 28, 1962, how JFK “solved” the missile crisis. Adm. Anderson was the man in charge of the very “blockade” against Cuba.
“The biggest defeat in our nation’s history!” bellowed Air Force chief Curtis Lemay, while whacking his fist on his desk.
Based on unsubstantiated reports in an Italian newspaper, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann warned Wednesday that the United States could be facing another Cuban Missile Crisis, but from Hezbollah, the Middle Eastern terror group.
“There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah,” Bachmann said in a speech Monday in Iowa. “And Hezbollah is looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you are 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapon sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”
It is believed the Minnesota congresswoman was referring to a report in a conservative Italian newspaper that has not been found to have any merit, but that the Huffington Post pointed out has been cited on a few American blogs, The Daily Mail reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com …
By: Mackenzie Weinger September 29, 2011 01:35 PM EDT
In his latest column of “reflections” on a Cuban government website, Castro attacked Obama’s policy toward Cuba and declared that his country will reform in the future — but not because of pressure from the United States, Reuters reported.
“Many things will change in Cuba, but they will change by our own effort and in spite of the United States,” he wrote. “Maybe before that empire falls.”
Castro mocked Obama for his comment on Wednesday that if the U.S. sees “positive movement then we will respond in a positive way.”
“How nice! How intelligent!” Castro wrote. “So much kindness has not permitted him still to understand that 50 years of blockade and of crimes against our homeland have not been able to break our people.”
Castro also accused Obama of “being stupid” regarding the case of five Cuban agents imprisoned in the United States for spying. The U.S. has held the agents since 1998, and one of the spies is set to be released next week, according to Reuters. He will remain in the U.S. for three more years on probation.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
Americans continue to pay a terrible, terrible toll for one of the longest (and most ill-conceived) wars in our nation’s history.
In this war, the casualty count keeps rising, day by day, year after year. Hundreds of millions have been engulfed by it, and whole generations have been forever changed by their experiences with it. It has compromised us in the eyes of the world, and – worse – compromised our own intrinsic understanding of who we are as individuals, and as a nation.
The war I have in mind is the so-called “Sexual Revolution.” And on every scale that ultimately matters, it is a complete and utter failure. Like the famous revolutions in France, Russia, and Cuba – all of which promised one thing yet delivered another – this revolt has turned out to be no more than a means for ushering in an even more murderous, corrupt, and invincible regime.
The would-be-overthrow of the once cherished mores of Western civilization has only brought us 50 years of licensed depravity, and with it social decline, spiritual disarray, and political and legal confusion.
What’s more, our Sexual Revolution has provoked a massive identity crisis.
Consider: for decades, Hollywood has been working with the Hugh Hefners and Helen Gurley Browns to persuade us that the highest purpose and pleasure of life is sexual experience – the more varied and insatiable, the better. Living together is better than being married; “hooking up” is preferable to living together; orgies are better than one-night stands.
Anything that stands in the way of unrestrained sexual stimulation and activity is dissatisfying… and therefore evil, old-fashioned, phony, hypocritical, tyrannical – unbearable. So we have unisex bathrooms and dormitories, “family hour” television programs devoted to jokes about human genitalia, newsstands stacked with magazines whose covers present women uncovered for general leering and ogling.
We can’t get enough of it. We want the oldest actors in movies telling the raunchiest jokes. We want our children taking sex-ed in kindergarten, if not before. We want our teens to know intercourse is fine at any age as long as they’re “responsible.” Life is about sex, and if you’re not having it, thinking about it, planning for it, or enjoying it vicariously, you’re not really alive.
That is the message of the culture. But the message of our courts is something else.
In our courtrooms, the culmination of a half-century of hedonism is that sex doesn’t matter at all. Indeed, it doesn’t exist. Gender is irrelevant, a social constraint extrapolated from an increasingly adjustable physical reality. If, say, a man wants to dress like woman, be treated like a woman, have access to the women’s bathroom, the appropriate legal response these days is not compassionate psychological treatment or spiritual care for his soul, but a mass transformation of all laws and restrictions that might inhibit his sad delusion. In bathrooms and barracks, locker rooms and work places, gender and sexual behavior don’t matter at all, to hear the lawyers tell it.
And now, in halls of justice coast to coast, judges and attorneys are working diligently to eradicate the gender components from marriage and parenthood. Marriage, they tell us, is about sex and insurance benefits, not providing children with both a mom and a dad. Parenthood is about soothing some people’s needs to have a little boy or girl of their own … not what’s morally and emotionally best for the child. (Children are being treated as commodities or accessories in this modern formulation of “family.”)
Add all that up, and the long, long Revolution comes to this: sex is the ultimate objective of everything … but it means nothing. The one thing our society tells us we are supposed to want most is the one thing our judges and politicians insist we should disregard as unimportant. Sexual fulfillment is everything; sexual identification is irrelevant.
The casualty list for all that confusion is staggering: dramatically increased rates of divorce, teen pregnancy, abortion, pornography, crime, disease, and mental illness. Education has deteriorated, entertainment has gone puerile, moral standards have evaporated, and personal and professional ethics have slid sharply. Not only have we lost millions of lives, but the quality of life itself is profoundly lessened for our nation in a world where we’ve given up striving toward moral betterment with the understanding that we are the unique creations of a loving God.
Ultimately, it’s not a Culture War we’re engaged in. It’s a civil war. And we’re fighting it in our own souls, against our own better judgment, at the loss of our freedom, our peace, and the eternal truth lost man so desperately denies.
“Why would you normalize trade with a country that sponsor terror?” Rep. Michele Bachmann asked an audience of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Monday, in response to a question about her position on trading with Cuba.
“There are reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hizbullah,” she said.
The Shiite party “is looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you are 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hizbullah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish,” she added.
(Excerpt) Read more at naharnet.com …
Pakistan suspects the CIA may be behind an outbreak of Dengue fever in the country. The Pakistan News Servicereports today that the Pakistan Medical Association has called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of the deadly disease in the Punjab.
The accusation is not far-fetched. The CIA has a long history of using biological weapons, most notably in Cuba. In Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way, Ellen Ray and Willam H. Schaap document attacks on the communist nation spanning more than 20 years. The operations were exposed in Newsday on January 9, 1977, and later appeared in the Washington Post, Le Monde, the Guardian, and other newspapers.
According to the authors, the CIA prefers Dengue fever. “Dengue and other arboviruses are ideal as biological warfare weapons for a number of reasons. Dengue, especially hemorrhagic dengue, is highly incapacitating; it can be transmitted easily through the introduction of infected mosquitoes; it will spread rapidly, especially in highly populated and damp areas,” they write……………………
Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn’t shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more.
Elected with just 36% of the vote in a split election, he believed he had a mandate to ram through a hard-core Marxist program of expropriation and indoctrination like that of his mentor, Cuba‘s Fidel Castro.
In the process Allende left Chile’s economy in ruins and trampled the rule of law so badly he brought his country to the brink of civil war. He was stopped only when the legislature charged him with 22 constitutional violations and ordered Chile’s military to oust him.
At the request of Allende’s family, an official investigation in May exhumed the dead man’s body, conducted forensic tests and on Tuesday found that, yes, Allende took his own life. It was what his family always believed, consistent with the tone of his final speech and a family history of suicides.
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com …
“Where are the planes?” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios 50 years ago. The U.S. Naval armada 22 ships including the Carrier Essex loaded with deadly Skyhawk jets was sitting 16 miles off the Cuban coast near an inlet known as Bahia de Cochinos Bay of Pigs. The question—bellowed between blasts from a Soviet artillery and tank barrage landing around him–came from commander, Pepe San Roman, who led an amphibious force of 1500 Cuban freedom-fighters.“Send planes or we can’t last!” San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet that escorted his men to the beachhead and sat much closer to them than the Sixth Fleet sits to the Libyan coast today. Meanwhile the barrage intensified, the Soviet T-34 and Stalin tanks closed in, and San Roman’s casualties pile up.”If things get rough,” the heartsick CIA man Grayston Lynch, a multi-decorated WWII and Korea vet, radioed back, “we can come in and evacuate you.”
“We will NOT be evacuated!” Pepe roared back to his friend Lynch. “We came here to fight! We don’t want evacuation! We want more ammo! We want PLANES! This ends here!” Lynch kept sending the requests Washington-ward with all of San Roman’s urgency.
Along with the Bay of Pigs freedom fighters, Castro faced 179 bands of “bandits” Che Guevara’s term for the tens of thousands of Cubans fighting his dutiful Stalinization of Cuba that year, a rebel force probably greater than Gadaffi faces today — and with goals much clearer. But San Roman’s and Lynch’s urgency to Washington was futile…………………
Fred On Everything American intel has never been much good. ~ Reflect. In 1941 tensions were high with Japan, which was known to have a large, modern fleet and better pilots with better airplanes than ours. On December 7, naval intelligence hadn’t bothered to know where that fleet was—with disastrous results…
American intel has never been much good. Reflect. In 1941 tensions were high with Japan, which was known to have a large, modern fleet and better pilots with better airplanes than ours. On December 7, naval intelligence hadn’t bothered to know where that fleet was—with disastrous results…
In 1950 in Korea, signs of an upcoming attack were thick on the ground, but US intelligence didn’t notice—with disastrous results. Nor did it notice when the PLA was about to enter the war—with disastrous results.
In 1961, the U2 got shot down over Russia. It was not up to the CIA’s standards of catastrophe, being merely embarrassing. I suppose it is too much to expect perfect consistency.
When the United Nations Human Rights Council, a conclave of 47 nations that includes such notorious human rights violators as China, Cuba, Libya and Saudi Arabia, meets in Geneva on Friday, its attentions will be focused on the human rights failings of a country called the United States.
Excerpt Read more at foxnews.com …
By now most PJM readers have heard about or looked at Atlantic magazine correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg’s scoop of the year — his invitation to travel to Cuba and have an exclusive meeting with Fidel Castro.
The dictator, it seemed, read Goldberg’s Atlantic cover story about Iran and Israel, and requested that Goldberg travel to Cuba so he could talk about the issue with him.Of course, what Castro wanted to really accomplish was to use Goldberg as a conduit for his ideas — to let the world know his most recent thoughts and also to send a message to those considered his long-standing allies, Ahmadinejad in Iran and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. What Castro told them is that a nuclear war between Iran and Israel must be averted and that Ahmadinejad should “stop slandering the Jews.”Was this Castro’s message to Jews on the eve of the Jewish New Year? Has the man who for years backed and trained PLO terrorists during Yasser Arafat’s heyday, and who supported the USSR’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israel policies, actually reevaluated and moved towards a new Cuban policy?
The truth is we don’t know. Whatever his motives, to have Fidel Castro announce that essentially Ahmadinejad is both wrong and probably crazy is some kind of unexpected breakthrough. Goldberg writes:
CNS NewsWednesday, September 1, 2010CNSNews.com –
Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it “amazing” that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review.
“Well, it’s just amazing to me,” Dever told CNSNews.com. “Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then.”The Bush administration refused to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, citing lax membership criteria that allowed countries with poor human rights records to sit on the council, including countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan, Tunisia and Egypt.
If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around.The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants. It could bomb Iran tomorrow without a declaration of war from Congress. It can — and does — conduct secret wars and covert operations against countries that have done nothing to us.
Of course, they are secret only to the ignorant taxpayers who must finance them and perhaps suffer when the provoked retaliation occurs. It can have men behind PlayStation consoles in Nevada fire Hellfire missiles from aerial drones on people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.This tyrannical government can send any foreigner picked up anywhere in the world to third countries known for torturing prisoners. It can hold people accused of nothing indefinitely in prisons in Cuba and Afghanistan and torture them into making false confessions. It can conduct a war crimes trial in a military kangaroo court for a man, Omar Khadr, held captive for eight years after he was picked up at the age of 15 during a U.S. assault on villagers near Kabul. His torture-induced “confessions” will be admissible. All this is in violation of commitments under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict not to treat children in war as though they were adults.It can assassinate even American citizens abroad without a scent of due process.