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Saturday, April 04, 2015

One of the Neat Things About Islam

Let's face it, there are a lot of crummy things about Islam, but there are a lot of good things too.

One of the neat things about Islam is you get to wear a bathrobe and not shave.

See how unhappy the Christian man on the left looks. But the Muslim man looks happy, doesn't he? That's because he gets to wear his bathrobe and not shave. 
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Kenyan Muslims Vow "Cities Will Run With Blood"

Islam is Peaceful, God Damn It

The reason the Muslims said this is because Islam is peaceful.

From AP:
"Kenyan cities will run red with blood," said al-Shabab according to the SITE intelligence monitoring group. The Islamic militants said the attack on Garissa college was in retaliation for killings carried out by Kenyan troops fighting the rebels in Somalia. 
"No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath," said al-Shabab. 
Following the extremists' threats, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to take harsh measures against the Islamic militants. In a nationally televised address, Kenyatta said his administration "shall respond in the severest ways possible" to the Garissa attack, which occurred Thursday when four gunmen entered a campus and slaughtered students. 
The military moved in hours later and the gunmen were killed. "We will fight terrorism to the end," said Kenyatta. "I guarantee that my administration shall respond in the fiercest way possible." 
Kenyatta said the country's "security forces are pursuing the remaining accomplices. We will bring all of them to justice ... We are also in active pursuit of the mastermind (of the Garissa attack) and have placed a reward for his capture," said Kenyatta, who declared 3 days of national mourning.
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Obama's "Agreement" to Perform Analingus on Iran In Exchange for a Free and Clear Path to Nuclear Weapons

From Fox:
What we actually have in writing about the areas of agreement between Iran and the US-led P5+1 group of nations is full of holes. Worse, it is already being described differently in English and in Persian — a matter that will surely complicate the task of writing a final, binding draft by June 30. 
Even the statement we have was merely released in the name of EU foreign-policy czarina Federica Mogherini and Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif. It’s not signed, because almost no one had the authority to sign anything at this stage. 
Many of the agreements plainly benefit Iran: – Iran will continue its full nuclear program, keeping open all its sites — including Fordo, Isfahan, Natanz and Arak, the closure of which had been a key demand of the United States and its allies for the past decade or so. 
- The heavy-water nuclear plant at Arak will be finished, despite Washington’s once-strong objections. 
-Iran can upgrade its installations at Fordo but will focus the site on producing isotopes for medical and agricultural use. (Of course, Iran can switch the site back to producing weapons materiel whenever it chooses.) 
-Once the final draft is approved by the UN Security Council, all sanctions imposed against Iran would be lifted. In the meantime, the P5+1 agree not to impose any new sanctions on Iran over the nuclear issue. 
– Once the UN Security Council has passed a resolution canceling all its previous resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue, a timetable would be established for the mutual implementation of the accords by Iran and other powers. 
Thus, the prospective deal would legalize much of what Iran has already done in violation of its past treaty commitments, and free the Iranians of the sanctions imposed because of those violations. 
What would Iran promise to do in return?
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Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on Mysterious 2014 Building Explosion in Minneapolis Muslim Area

From Breitbart:
Government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice to obtain records about a suspicious explosion that leveled an apartment complex in a majority Muslim neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota last year. 
The January 1, 2014 explosion leveled a building in the largely Muslim Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, but the incident was never explained to the public, nor did local authorities ever fully investigate the explosion or determine its cause.
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France says “the US caved”

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WASH POST LEAD SATURDAY: Kenya massacre demonstrates limits of Obama's approach to counter-terrorism...

WASH POST LEAD SATURDAY: Kenya massacre demonstrates limits of Obama's approach to counter-terrorism...

President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid dividends. 
U.S. drones have killed several of the Islamist group’s leaders, including two top planners in just the past month, a senior administration official said Friday. African Union troops backed by the United States have forced al-Shabab fighters to flee huge swaths of territory.   
But this week’s massacre of 148 people at Garissa University College, the deadliest terrorist attack on Kenyan soil in two decades, demonstrates the limits of the administration’s approach and the difficulty of producing lasting victories over resilient enemies. 
Only last fall, Obama was touting his counterterrorism strategy in the region as one that “we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.” 
The collapse of the American-backed government in Yemen forced the Pentagon last month to pull its Special Operations forces from the country. 
The chaos in Yemen and the absence of an effective partner has essentially halted U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Qaeda’s affiliate there.
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Friday, April 03, 2015

St. Matthew Passion

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The Definitive Word on the Iran Negotiations


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Judge Dredd features attack on Nigel Farage

One of the most in-questionable-taste comics from England is soon going to feature a story with a villain drawing from UKIP leader Nigel Farage:
Introducing the biggest threat to Mega-City One since terrorism, gurning new villain ‘Bilious Barrage’, who is set for a rough encounter with the famed law enforcement character when he uses a series of attacks to ignite racial tensions between native citizens and immigrants.

Writers have thus far remained guarded over the exact plot line of the story, called Judge Dredd: People Like Us. However, editors did indicate that clash may not end well for Barrage.

And it doesn’t take a massive leap of the imagination to pinpoint the inspiration behind Dredd’s evil new personality. The eagle-eyed among you may see a touch of Ukip leader Nigel Farage about Bilious.

“2000 AD has a long tradition of taking a pop at authority, stemming from its anti-establishment punk origins back in the Seventies,” 2000 AD editor Matt Smith said of the caricature, which is set to appear in the comic later this year.

“Whether it was Margaret Thatcher being executed on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral by the Volgans in the very first issue, to Tony Blair being lampooned as the monomaniacal superhero B.L.A.I.R. 1, or Nemesis the Warlock ruthlessly satirising organised religion, 2000 AD has always taken a pop at the powerful and the pompous and no one, not even today’s politicians, is safe.”
This reminds me of a time when Doctor Who took a shot at Thatcher towards the end of its initial run between 1963-89, and the later revivals may have featured at least one more story with a negative stance on her, written by Neil Gaiman. It doesn't take much to figure out this attack on Farage may be connected to his oppositions to Islamofascism. Very, very cheap. And all this in a comic that prides itself on making the USA in the future look like a totalitarian regime. From what they say about Dredd's take on Blair, though, it doesn't sound like they were as negative to him as some of the others if they portrayed his counterpart as a superhero.
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Yay, Muslims, You've Won Yet Another Victory For Allah

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What We All Need Right Now, More Than Anything, Is a Big Fat Slice of Gay Wedding Cake

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The ‘Deal’

Of course it’s actually, if you read the middle case of the blurring, worse than I personally had expected, but one thing is emerging.

Either this ‘framework’ was written so artfully that both sides are able to say what they are without lying, in which case the deal represents NOTHING but an extension to June 30.

Or .. someone is a liar about what the deal is.

Iran is certainly no stranger to lying

This White House is no stranger to the MOST SIGNIFICANT LIES imaginable.

‘If you like your policy you can keep your policy’ is up there with the Gulf of Tonkin in degree of importance to Obama. There is, given what we know, absolutely NO CHANCE Obama thought this promise true. And then on the critical issue to him, the implementation was an UTTER DISASTER forced via side deals down the throat of an obstinate minority which was faced with disdain whenever they wanted real compromise.


Only this time republicans are in the majority and a 2/3 majority in the House and Senate are within reach. That is now going to be the battle as the president seeks to GRUBERIZE the Democrats who ARE READY to vote against him.

This president is going to red herring these democrats as either going with him or going to war. This is now about a tale of two men. Chuck Schumer of NY who is about to become the next Minority Leader (and may face a battle over that if he fights the pres), and Steve Israel in the House who was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Right now we have Iran already calling the White House “Liar”, and the White House release of agreement details not even mentioning sanctions relief. We have two very different versions of a discussion with Netanyahu.

On balance, and on experience I don’t believe the President.

And even if I did, during the 1920′s in the aftermath of a horrible war the Washington Treaties ‘outlawing’ war and limiting arms, especially navies were an attempt to do on a smaller scale (no nuclear weapons) what is seemingly being attempted now.

Battleships, aircraft carriers, were limited by individual size and total tonnage built.

But the day the treaties expired, an incredible arms race broke out. In fact the Japanese DURING the treaty, built light cruisers with guns that met the criteria to meet the treaty, but had been constructed to accept guns 30% larger, and the day the treaty ended, guess what? During the treaty they researched the manner to build the world’s best naval weapon, the Long Lance torpedo, and then used their torpedo armed heavy cruisers(upgunned to 8″ guns) to WIPE OUT the naval force at Guadalcanal, almost causing the loss of the island.

This all happened because the POLITICAL problems at the end of the treaty had not changed. And THAT is why our deterrence backed treaties with the USSR worked, and those treaties failed as this one will.

Iran in 10 years will be no different unless WE DO SOMETHING ACTIVELY to change that regime and obtain a result as significant as the end of the USSR.

Any takers?

Just remember.

Optimists make headlines. Cynics make history.

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ISIS Agressively Recruiting From Minnesota

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I Know You're Going To Find This Hard To Believe, But ...

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"Sir, I Will Not Obey That Order" - How Obama Is Destroying Our Military

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Alabama Shakes
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014

00:00:08 - Hang Loose
00:03:16 - Always Alright
00:07:31 - Making Me Itch
00:10:40 - Miss You
00:14:33 - I Found You
00:18:46 - The Greatest
00:22:31 - Heartbreaker
00:26:59 - Gospel Song
00:30:38 - Be Mine
00:35:37 - I Ain't The Same
00:39:45 - Gimme All Your Love
00:45:20 - Heavy Chevy
00:48:34 - Gemini I & II
00:54:59 - On Your Way
00:59:00 - You Ain't Alone
01:05:59 - Heat Lightning

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Iranian FM Gloats During Press Conference: “We’ll Continue Enriching, Won’t Close Facilities And All Sanctions Will Be Terminated”

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Islamic Terrorists Storm Kenyan University Dorms Going Door To Door Asking Students If They Are Christian Or Muslim, Christians Shot On The Spot

Islamic Terrorists Storm Kenyan University Dorms Going Door To Door Shooting Christians On The Spot – UPDATE: 533 Students Held Hostage –UPDATE: 147 Killed, Over 250 Still Missing

The Muslims Are Restive

From the Daily Mail:
Al-Shabaab terrorists interrogated students whether they were Christian or Muslim as they went door-to-door during this morning’s early morning massacre at a Kenyan university, killing at least 15 people. 
The group raided the Garissa University campus shortly after 5am local time, overwhelming guards and killing anyone the suspected of being a Christian. Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said that only 280 of the 815 students in the college have so far been accounted for. 
Eye-witness Collins Wetangula, the vice chairman of the student union, said he was preparing to take a shower when he heard gunshots coming from Tana dorm, which hosts both men and women, 150 meters (yards) away. 
The campus has six dormitories and at least 887 students, he said. The remaining terrorists have been cornered in one of the four remaining dormitories according to Kenyan security officials. He said that when he heard the gunshots he locked himself and three roommates in their room. 
‘All I could hear were footsteps and gunshots nobody was screaming because they thought this would lead the gunmen to know where they are. ‘The gunmen were saying sisi ni al-Shabaab (Swaihi for we are al-Shabaab).’ 
Mr Wetangula said he could hear the gunmen interrogating fellow students hiding inside their rooms about their religion. 
He said: ‘If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.’ The gunmen started to shoot rapidly and it was as if there was an exchange of fire, he said.
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Reference this

They found my other friend's skeletal remains this morning in the woods behind a store about a quarter mile from my house.

This was not a completely unexpected outcome.

But still...

Today would have been his 32 birthday.

So here's to Phil.

Goodbye my friend.

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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Mr. Ducky. We will be discussing film.

Listen to the April 3, 2015 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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Gotta Love That IslamiShiz

From the Associated Press:
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say Shiite rebels and their allies have captured the presidential palace in Aden following heavy clashes in the commercial center of this southern coastal city. 
Thursday's capture came despite week-long airstrikes in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition trying to halt the advance of the rebels known as Houthis.
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World’s Leading Islamic University: Al-Azhar Textbook: Eating Dead Jews, Christians and Infidels ‘Halal’ if Necessary

Nothing To Do With Islam

From the Egypt Independent:
Religious jurisprudence textbooks for Al-Azhar students address, among other things, the issue of eating dead human beings, quoting Mansour bin Yunus al-Bahuti, a scholar of the Hanbali school of jurisprudence who died 500 years ago, as saying that eating dead Jews, Christians and non-believers is halal (permissible by Islam) if it is a necessity, but non-Muslims are not to eat dead Muslims, even out of necessity. 
Another textbook quotes Imam al-Sherbini of the Shafi school of jurisprudence as saying that dead prophets of any religion should not be eaten. And when he was told that prophets do not die and that they lie alive praying in their graves according to the Hadith, he said that he meant if they were found dead before they were buried. 
He also clarified that the meat of dead Jews, Christians and infidels should be eaten raw, not cooked or grilled. Other Al-Azhar textbooks say that eating dead Jews, Christians and non-believers can be allowed not only out of necessity, but also as a punishment for heresy. 
In the book “Persuasion in Resolving the Words of Abi Shoga” that takes after the Shafi school of jurisprudence, the author says a Muslim warrior may kill and eat infidel men, women and children if they were not warriors themselves. 
But bin Abdel Salam recommends eating warrior adults and leaving warrior children for their economic value as slaves. The chapter about food in the Hanbali book “Al-Rawd Al-Moraba Fi Sharh Zad Al-Mustaqni” for the secondary Al-Azhar schools says the Prophet allowed the eating of a hyena and a horse, which the Hanafi and Maliki schools of jurisprudence disagreed with. 
The author also allowed the eating of peacocks, parrots, crows, locusts and water creatures, except frogs, crocodiles and eels. Whales may be eaten, he said, except their liver and their spleen. 
He also forbade the eating or grilling of live fish. In the chapter about what is permissible to eat, the book “Al-Sharh al Saghir” for Ahmed Dardir, which explains the Maliki school of jurisprudence, says it is not permissible to eat wild game hunted by a Muslim and an infidel together, or anything slaughtered by a Christian or a Jew. 
The book permits eating a giraffe and forbids eating pork. It says a Muslim may eat a dead human being out of necessity, but not eat pork or wild game that was hunted by a non-believer.  
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Thomas Sowell: Iran Nuke Deal Is "The Most Catastrophic International Agreement in Human History"

From Town Hall:
Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. 
It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat. It is amazing -- indeed, staggering -- that so few Americans are talking about what it would mean for the world's biggest sponsor of international terrorism, Iran, to have nuclear bombs, and to be developing intercontinental missiles that can deliver them far beyond the Middle East. 
Back during the years of the nuclear stand-off between the Soviet Union and the United States, contemplating what a nuclear war would be like was called "thinking the unthinkable." But surely the Nazi Holocaust during World War II should tell us that what is beyond the imagination of decent people is by no means impossible for people who, as Churchill warned of Hitler before the war, had "currents of hatred so intense as to sear the souls of those who swim upon them." 
Have we not already seen that kind of hatred in the Middle East? Have we not seen it in suicide bombings there and in suicide attacks against America by people willing to sacrifice their own lives by flying planes into massive buildings, to vent their unbridled hatred? 
The Soviet Union was never suicidal, so the fact that we could annihilate their cities if they attacked ours was a sufficient deterrent to a nuclear attack from them. But will that deter fanatics with an apocalyptic vision? 
Should we bet the lives of millions of Americans on our ability to deter nuclear war with Iran? It is now nearly 70 years since nuclear bombs were used in war. Long periods of safety in that respect have apparently led many to feel as if the danger is not real. But the dangers are even greater now and the nuclear bombs more devastating. 
Clearing the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs may -- probably will -- be the most catastrophic decision in human history. And it can certainly change human history, irrevocably, for the worse. Against that grim background, it is almost incomprehensible how some people can be preoccupied with the question whether having Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress, warning against the proposed agreement, without the prior approval of President Obama, was a breach of protocol. 
Against the background of the Obama administration's negotiating what can turn out to be the most catastrophic international agreement in the nation's history, to complain about protocol is to put questions of etiquette above questions of annihilation. 
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Report: As Nuclear Deal Closes, Iranian Troops Headed to Israel’s Border

From the London Times:
Golan Heights rebels Golan Heights violence Iran nuclear ambitions Iran Nuclear Negotiations Israel Golan Heights Israel Syria Golan Heights Israeli border syria civil war golan heights 
An IDF patrol. Iranian forces are approaching Israel’s northern border. Photo: Twitter. The Times – Iran is close to putting its forces on Israel’s northeast border for the first time, as its allies crush rebel groups in the Golan Heights area of Syria. 
The prospect of Iranian troops being posted on a frontier that has been calm for decades is causing alarm in Israel, and comes as international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions near a climax.  
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Indiana's RFRA Law Is Anti-American, As Bad As Sharia Law

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says, Sharia Law Is Totally Gay

From Time Magazine:
The state took a step toward establishing an American version of Sharia law, 
In the 1987 movie Moonstruck, Nicolas Cage plays a contentious man who, when confronted with his unreasonable and unjust behavior, shouts in defense, “I ain’t no freakin’ monument to justice!” 
That line echoes in my head when I think about Indiana’s hypocritical and anti-American Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). At its core, rather than being a monument to justice, RFRA is a step toward establishing an American version of Shari’a law. 
I know that sounds hyperbolic, in the tradition of, “If Obama is re-elected, the terrorists have won” or “If the pipeline isn’t approved, you’re Nazis because Hitler once nixed a pipeline.” 
However, in this case, the comparison is not so crazy. Shari’a law, when imposed on a population by force, makes a single religion’s teachings (often a single sect of that religion’s teachings) the law of the land. 
The mission is to force everyone to follow the teachings lest they be punished. Although RFRA supporters aren’t physically assaulting people, they certainly are attempting to punish those who don’t follow their own very specific interpretation of God’s teachings.
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God's Gonna Cut You Down

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Humpday Blues

95 South (The High Sheriff From Hell)

Cadillac In The Swamp

Them Jelly Blues & Creepin' Blues

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It makes you feel ashamed to live in a land 
Where Justice is a gem
     --- Bob Dylan

Is a So-Called "American Government" Which Attacks the Very Liberty of Conscience the Nation Was Founded Upon Any Longer Owed Allegiance?

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Art of Peacefully Overthrowing Governments

Peaceful overthrow of an established government is an art, not a science. If you want to bring about a kindly revolution, you must know the nation and its people intimately, and act accordingly.
When the government of Iceland was peacefully overthrown, very little was heard or said about it on the world stage — other than in the financial media. Political change in Iceland was achieved peacefully, and apparently with a stable result. More
The revolutions of 1989 were successful overall in throwing off the puppet regimes of an oppressive occupying power, thus making self-determination more possible. Those revolutions were a largely spontaneous response to dominant zeitgeist that was felt fromEastern Europe to Tiananmen Square. The Chinese revolution was put down harshly by the PLA, but most of the puppet governments in Eastern Europe finally submitted to popular will.
The events began in Poland in 1989,[2][3] and continued in Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. One feature common to most of these developments was the extensive use of campaigns of civil resistance demonstrating popular opposition to the continuation of one-party rule and contributing to the pressure for change.[4] Romania was the only Eastern Bloc country to overthrow its Communist regime violently.[5] The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 failed to stimulate major political changes in China. However, powerful images of courageous defiance during that protest helped to spark a precipitation of events in other parts of the globe. Among the famous anti-Communist revolutions was the fall of the Berlin Wall, which served as the symbolic gateway to German reunification in 1990.
The Soviet Union was dissolved by the end of 1991, resulting in 14 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) declaring their independence from the Soviet Union and the bulk of the country being succeeded by the Russian Federation. __ Revolutions of 1989
The 1989 European revolutions that succeeded in a non-violent manner, were successful because the underlying societies were ready to throw off the foreign (Soviet) yoke. A critical mass of citizens created a chain reaction of mass effect which told the puppet leaders that they had best get out of the way.
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What The Fuck Is Obama Doing?

Obama's actions of late have been so confusing, I think perhaps we ought to start a series of articles called "What The Fuck Is Obama Doing?" wherein we all speculate as to the possible strategy.

I wrote one of these, which I entitled "The Huma Initiative."

Today I received an email from Nico containing his speculation.

Here it is:
I have been thinking about what's been going on with the US-Iran and US-Israel relations. I haven't come to any sort of conclusion just yet but I am wondering if all Obama wants is to be seen as someone great, as the savior of (those he thinks are) the weak? 
He called Mahmoud Abbas as soon as he became president. And tried vehemently to JUST GET A PEACE DEAL done between Israel and Arabs so that he would be "the president who achieved peace where it was impossible". He knew Arabs wouldn't give up anything, so his logical conclusion was to force Israel to give up everything. Because after all, Israel is "mighty" whereas the Arabs are "underdogs", the weak. 
That seems to have gone nowhere. So he turned his full attention to Iran. 
Iran. Weak, underdogs again, with the "whole world turned against them". No one but Obama and a select few in his admin understand the poor Iranians. Everyone else, including the mighty arrogant Israelis, is too foolish and nationalist and white to understand what the real intentions of Iran are...if only everyone understood what Obama knows!" 
That is why the American people, who are mighty and arrogant just like the Israelis, don't need to know the details of the deal since they don't have the awesome knowledge that Obama does. Once the deal has been reached, THAT'S when people will realize the awesomeness and wisdom of Obama's thought. Only then will they realize that he was "the president who saved humanity". 
I think this kind of thinking, more than anything else, may be the driving force behind all these utterly illogical and stupid foreign policy decisions that we have seen by this admin. The assistance to Egypt - now that 10 Arab countries are attacking Shiites in Yemen - also fits into that because if Obama was merely pro-Iran, he wouldn't be trying to help Egypt. 
This also does not seem like "I will assist them so they fail and then their weapons fall into the hands of ISIS" because Egypt has proper military as opposed to Libya. Even a doofus with limited knowledge of Middle East knows that. The Muslim Brotherhood can not defeat the Egyptian military, and neither can ISIS. 
This move by Obama now seems to be a last ditch effort to get his name signed on something else that he did absolutely nothing for. He also seems to be under pressure from the Arabs who are also what Obama would think of as "mighty" (as opposed to "weak"), but are actually leading from the front, unlike what he has been able to achieve so far. He wants to take credit for what they may achieve in this fight. 
In the end, I think he wants to be known for something. Its possible that because all he grew up with was "dreams of his father" and nothing real, he is primarily motivated by the longing for some legacy he can call his very own. Something that people would say "well Obama achieved that...". Truth is, he's a community organizer who achieved nothing in his life. Having won elections not because of anything he did but because of his team that was doing everything for him I think he does not feel fulfilled. 
And he is ready to burn down the world to make sure he feels fulfilled. I think maybe that is the reason for what he's done. I think narcissism may be the only logical explanation to this.

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Netanyahu Responds to Threat From Iranian General

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Israel launches airstrikes on Syria following rocket attack, ‘red line’ warning from Iran

Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced striking Syrian army artillery targets late on Tuesday night in response to an earlier rocket attack on Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
“The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for what occurs in its territory, and will act at any time and any way it sees fit to protect the citizens of Israel,” the IDF said.

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Scuzlims Torch At Least 68 Churches in Nigeria in One Month

What Muslims Are Good At

Islamists Torch At Least 68 Churches in Nigeria in One Month

At least 68 churches, two of which were Baptist, have been burned in the West African country of Niger.
Panlieba Tchalieni, president of the Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Niger, reported that the church burnings, carried out by Muslim extremist group Boko Haram, occurred in the Zinder region and Niamey.
“In terms of Baptist churches in Niger, we have two churches that are burned: the first evangelical church in Niger built in 1928 and another behind the Niger River built 15 years ago,” Tchalieni said.

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Blackberry Smoke
Too High

Pretty Little Lie

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Obama Is Going To Help Egypt?

Obama on Monday said he would ask the U.S. Congress for US$1.3 billion per year in military aid for Egypt and said he would lift holds on aircraft, missiles and tanks for Cairo in place since October 2013, the White House said in a statement.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Monday said he would ask the U.S. Congress for US$1.3 billion per year in military aid for Egypt and said he would lift holds on aircraft, missiles and tanks for Cairo in place since October 2013, the White House said in a statement.
Obama also said that the United States would discontinue starting in fiscal 2018 Egypt’s use of cash flow financing, a financial mechanism that allows Egypt to buy equipment on credit, the White House said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is releasing military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 coup in that country.
The White House says Obama is lifting the hold on sending F-16 fighter jets, tanks and other material to Egypt. The U.S. has been weighing whether to lift the hold to help combat the extremist threat spilling over from Libya and in the Sinai Peninsula.
But the White House says it is not issuing a certification that Egypt has made progress toward democracy. Instead, the U.S. is maintaining that the aid is in the interest of U.S. national security.
The U.S. had to do one or the other to unblock the aid. The funds were suspended 21 months ago when the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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Abbas Wants Arabs to Bomb Gaza Strip?!?!?!?

Video - Abbas's Advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash in Friday Sermon: Like Houthis, Hamas Should Face an Iron Fist

Apparently, it's true.

From the Gatestone Institute:
The Palestinian Authority (PA) is calling on Arab countries to launch a military strike against the Gaza Strip -- even as the PA plans to bring "war crimes" charges against Israel for doing exactly the same thing in the summer of 2014. 
The Arabs are allowed to attack the Gaza strip to remove Hamas from power, while Israel is not even allowed to launch airstrikes at those who are firing rockets at its cities. The PA's call should be brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court if and when Abbas proceeds with his plan to file "war crimes" charges against Israel for its war against Hamas. 
This call should also be brought to the attention of Western governments and international human rights organizations that condemned Israel during Operation Protective Edge. They also need to ask Abbas whether he also plans to file "war crimes" charges against his Arab brethren once they start bombing the Gaza Strip. 
The Palestinian Authority (PA), whose leaders say they are planning to file "war crimes" charges against Israel over its last war with Hamas, is now calling on Arab countries to launch a military strike against the Gaza Strip, similar to the Saudi-led campaign against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. 
The call to launch an Arab military strike against the Gaza Strip was made by Mahmoud Habbash, a senior advisor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Commenting on the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, Habbash, who also holds the post of Chief Islamic Judge, said in a Friday sermon at a mosque in Ramallah: 
"Protecting legitimacy in an Arab country is a duty of all Arab leaders. They must take the initiative to strike with an iron fist against those who come out against legitimacy, regardless of the time and place, starting from Palestine. What happened in the Gaza Strip was a [Hamas] coup. There should be no dialogue with those behind the coup and they must be hit with an iron fist." 
The following day, Abbas himself hinted that he too would like to see the Arab states launch a military campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. 
Addressing the 26th Arab League Summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, Abbas declared: "I hope the Arab states carry out the same policy that they are in Yemen in the case of all Arab nations that suffer from internal conflicts -- such as Palestine, Syria, Libya and Iraq." 
When Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in the summer of last year in response to the firing of rockets at Israeli cities, the Palestinian Authority and its leaders, including Abbas, were quick to condemn Israelis for allegedly perpetrating "war crimes" against Palestinians.
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Muslim groups attack Egyptian Copts over church honoring Christians killed by ISIS

Muslim groups attack Egyptian Copts over church honoring Christians killed by ISIS
Relatives of the Coptic Christians beheaded last month by jihadists in Libya – their deaths immortalized in a gory video set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean beach – are facing new extremist-Muslim violence as they seek to build a church to honor their murdered loved ones. 
An angry mob in the Upper Egyptian village of Al Our – the proposed site of the church because it was home to 13 of the 21 Christians murdered in the mass “beachfront” decapitation – descended on the community’s current church after the midday Islamic prayer Friday and chanted that they’d never allow construction of the new place of worship to begin, witnesses told Egyptian activists in the U.S.
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Benghazi Committee Summons Hillary

From the Washington Examiner:
A House panel Tuesday formally requested Hillary Clinton to testify about the private server and email account she used while serving as secretary of state. 
Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton's personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email. 
The request comes after Kendall told Gowdy that the server had been wiped clean and that it would be impossible to recover the 30,000 emails Clinton deleted last year. 
Gowdy, in his request to Kendall, also asked Clinton to "reconsider" her refusal to turn over the server to a neutral third party, which he called "highly unusual, if not unprecedented." 
Clinton said she only deleted personal emails and turned over every work-related message to the State Department, which is reviewing the data to filter out classified information. 
"Because of the Secretary's unique arrangement with herself as it relates to public records during and after her tenure as Secretary of State." 
Gowdy wrote, "this Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records.
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Anonymous Announces “Electronic Holocaust” in Arabic Against Israel

The Hill:
The hacking collective Anonymous has vowed to “erase” Israel from cyberspace in an “electronic Holocaust” on April 7. 
It’s the fourth year in a row the hacking group has targeted the Israeli government for “bombing, killing and kidnapping of the Palestinian people.” 
A Guy Fawkes-masked figure wearing a suit and tie delivered the message in a video posted to YouTube earlier this month. 
“As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, banks and public institutions,” the figure said.
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This Has Nothing to Do With Islam

Hooray for Allah!

Gruesome new images have emerged showing Islamic State militants stoning a blindfolded and bound man and woman to death in Iraq after they were accused of having sex before marriage.
Taken in the ISIS-stronghold of Mosul in Nineveh province, the shocking images show a large crowd gathered to watch the jihadis murder the defenceless couple.
Young boys clamber onto their fathers’ shoulders to get a better view of the man and woman being charged with ‘fornication’, before the familiar white-bearded face of ISIS’s elderly Mosul-based executioner-in-chief Abu Ansar al-Ansari orders their stoning to death.
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