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Did Washington green light Mideast uprisings?
From Erik Rush:
The political left in America based an entire campaign of slander, defamation and disinformation on one charge against former President George W. Bush, this being that he lied about Saddam Hussein's Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction. Yet the effluvia of intentional deceptions, misrepresentations and outright falsehoods purveyed by our current president on a weekly basis outstrips Bush's alleged lie by such bounds that there is simply no comparison.Read more.
And while the situation may be satirized by some of us, the collaboration between radical leftist leaders and the establishment press truly represents one of the most perilous phenomena this nation has ever seen. Regardless of whether or not one believes that progressivism is a societal evil, the idea that nearly every major press outlet in the U.S. would irrevocably align itself with any political faction ought to be deeply chilling to each and every American.
Given the mileage progressives got out of Bush's "lie" over a six year period, it is difficult not to laugh when Obama supporters demand that we back up our accusations concerning his being less than truthful. Where would one start? During the 2008 campaign? Since his inauguration? Or would the last 48 hours suffice?
The major ones remain such things as pledging not to include lobbyists in his administration and then doing so anyway. Apropos his first stimulus bill, the president assured the nation that 90 percent of the jobs created would be in the private sector – knowing full well that most would be in the public sector, thus reinforcing the power of government and its union allies.
And then there are the myriad misrepresentations Obama presented to sell his health-care reform package to Americans. Early on, he claimed he had not said that he favored a single-payer system (socialized medicine); but he had been recorded – on video, no less – as having proposed precisely that. During the 2008 campaign, he repeatedly assured us that he would protect Medicare against cuts; now, it is apparent that Obamacare includes drastic cuts in Medicare. In fact, I have received numerous correspondence from elderly readers illustrating precisely how this phenomenon has detrimentally affected them. Across America, senior citizens are already being denied procedures and medications. School districts have been scrambling to avoid school closures in the face of cuts in education, and the unemployed continue to founder.
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With the trillion-plus that this president has spent, how is it that these fundamental pillars of American liberalism are being so hard hit?
Well, as far as uninsured patients, schoolchildren and the unemployed go, things will have to get worse before they get better. As overweening as Obamacare is, the president will eventually claim that even more spending is necessary, because that's how socialists operate.
Obama, the consummate smoothie, continues to argue that his propositions are for America's good – and with the establishment press acting as his bureau of propaganda, an inordinately large number of Americans continue to believe him. Despite this, it has been widely noted that everything Obama does appears calculated to exacerbate our difficulties, rather than ameliorate them.
Which brings us to his foreign policy. In regard to the nation of Egypt (which is at the brink of civil war as I write this), we have a Muslim-indoctrinated, anti-Israel American president insinuating himself into the political workings of the only major power in the Middle East that has been moderate with regard to Israel. On Feb. 1, WND's Aaron Klein revealed the secret machinations of the Obama administration in support of the Muslim Brotherhood's campaign to topple Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
The Muslim Brotherhood – which is dedicated to the implementation of Shariah law on a global level. There shouldn't be much question as to Obama's twofold motivations here: to coalesce Muslim influence in the Middle East and compromise the security of Israel.
Yet, even some prominent conservatives fail to see what is unmistakable to others: a regional Islamic uprising impelled by an American government that has promised some form of cooperation, and misrepresented as a democratic insurgency by Washington and the news media in order to assuage Americans' concerns.
Two weeks ago, Tunisia's government was brought down; two days ago, Jordan's King Abdullah II ousted his prime minister and Cabinet, and Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, assured his people that he will not seek re-election in 2013, after more than 30 years in office. All of these came in the wake of mass protests.
Hello? Is it even plausible that President Obama is simply reacting to all of this – or is it more believable that Washington's yet-undetected fingerprints are all over this crisis?
The depth and scope of Americans' perception and insight unquestionably leaves something to be desired here. It was worrisome indeed when otherwise sound-minded observers were taken by Obama's conciliatory words during the State of the Union address last month. Given the countless lies, clandestine measures and liberty-stultifying policies this president has employed, it is unfathomable to me that anyone given to cogent thought would see them as any more than, in Obama's own words of 2008, "just words."
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