Sunday, September 1, 2013

In a Better World

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The Incredible Shrinking President

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In 1981 Lily Tomlin starred in a film, “The Incredible Shrinking Woman”, and it seems to me that Barack Obama is starring in the 2013 sequel, “The Incredible Shrinking President.”

A half hour late to his Rose Garden announcement on Saturday, President Obama put the best possible spin he could on his badly timed threat to lob a half-billion dollars’ worth of Tomahawk missiles into Syria as retaliation for the gas attack; one whose perpetrator is not as yet known with any certainty.

This is a President who could not put together a coalition of nations to support his proposed action. His predecessor (“It’s all Bush’s fault”) had some forty nations on board for his attack on Iraq.

Obama could not get a United Nations’ resolution. His predecessor had some sixteen UN resolutions. He has been told that Congress would have to authorize covering the cost of the action and of replacing the missiles because his administration has cut the Defense Department budget to the bone.

There’s a word to describe someone who would get himself into such a fix: JERK.

Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’

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How far we have fallen.

The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.

At a Planned Parenthood convention at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2007, a teenage girl who said she worked as a sex-education “peer educator” in the D.C. public schools asked then-U.S. Sen. Obama what he would do to encourage the teaching of “medically accurate, age-appropriate, and responsible sex education.”

Obama first noted that he had worked with Planned Parenthood to push a sex education bill when he served in the Illinois state legislature.

Then he said: “I remember Alan Keyes—I ran against Alan Keyes—but I remember him using this in his campaign against me, saying, ‘Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergartners.
“And you know,” said Obama, “I didn’t know what to tell him. But it is the right thing to do, to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in the schools.”

ABCNews.com published a story about what Obama told Planned Parenthood. It carried the headline: “Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Right Thing to Do,’ Says Obama.”

More @ CNS

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Real Causes

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 I can't recommend Dr. Clyde or Chronicles too much.

Widely acclaimed as the world’s foremost scholar of John C. Calhoun, Dr. Clyde N. Wilson is an eminent authority on America’s War Between the States and its fundamental causes.  His introduction to the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial website is required reading for any honest student of history, and for anyone with a serious interest in understanding that conflict.  The following article was published in July 2009 issue of Chronicles, the Magazine of American Culture.  This fine periodical can be subscribed to via www.chroniclesmagazine.org.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Real Causes

“Ask any trendy student of history today and he will tell you that, without question, the cause of the great American bloodletting of 1861-65 was slavery.  Slavery, and nothing but slavery.  The unstated and usually unconscious assumption is that only people warped by a vicious institution could possibly fight against being part of “the greatest nation on earth.”

This is an older corollary of the present national dictum that everybody in the world really wants to be an American if they could only be cured of delusions and bad motives – by aerial bombardment if necessary.

There is an even deeper and less conscious assumption here: malicious, unprovoked hatred of Southern people that is endemic in many American circles.  Thus, according to the wisdom of current “scholars,” no credit is to be given to anything that Southerners might say about their own reasons and motives. They are all merely repeating “Lost Cause myths” to cover up their evil deeds. (Of course, no one points out that “Father Abraham,” the Glorious Union,” and “dying to make men free” might partake of some myth-making too.)

Set aside the question of causation in history is a complex one, to say the least. Still, it is true that historians of other generations, of vastly greater breadth of learning than most of today’s ascribed other “causes” to the most critical event in American history: a clash of economic interests and cultures, blundering politicians, irresponsible agitators. 

There is a bit of sleight of hand along with today’s fashionable assumptions. Even if slavery may have in some simplistic and abstract sense “caused” the secession of the first seven Southern States, that does not establish that it “caused” the war.  The war was caused by the determination of Lincoln and his party to conquer the Southern States and destroy their legal governments. 

Caused, one might say, by Northern nationalism – nationalism being a combination of romantic identification with a centralized state and interest in a unitary economic market.  The war, after all, consisted of the invasion and conquest of the South by the US government – a very simple fact that most Americans are unable to process, along with the plain fact that Northern soldiers did not make war for the purpose of freeing black people.

One of Lincoln’s main deceptions was the claim that the Founding Fathers had intended to abolish slavery but had not quite got around to it.  Thus the Southerners of this time were rebelling against the true founding by insisting on noninterference, while he and his party were upholding the settled understanding of the Founders. James McPherson, perhaps the “leading” historian of today in regard to the Great Unpleasantness and no Southern apologist, along with many others points out that it was the North that had changed by 1860, while the South had remained attached to the original concept of the Union. 

Now one may be glad, as McPherson is, that the North changed and triumphed with a new version of America, but to deny which side was revolutionary is simply dishonest.

Historians have devoted vast attention to the South, feeling it was necessary to explain where the South went wrong and find the source of the perversion that led it to a doomed attempt to escape the greatest country on earth.  For, after all, “American” is the norm of the universe, and any divergence from it is a pathology. But if it was the North that changed, ought not our primary focus in understanding American history to be on how and why the North changed during the pre-war period?
I pointed out on these pages 20 years ago or more that Northern history was the future cutting-edge of American historical study. A large number of solid works have since proved that my prediction has some merit: Susan-Mary Grant, North Over South; Harlow W. Scheidley, Sectional Nationalism; Richard F. Bensel, Yankee Leviathan; Anne Farrow et al, Complicity; Richard H. Abbott, Cotton and Capital; Leonard P. Curry, Blueprint for Modern America; two excellent books on Lincoln by William Marvel; and others.  Clash of Extremes may be counted among the works on the War that pay serious attention to the North.  Writes [author Mark] Egnal:

“In sum, the current emphasis on slavery as the cause of the Civil War is fraught with problems. It does not clarify the sequence of events, the divisions within the sections, or the politics and actions of the Republican party.  It is these problems that a new interpretation must address.”

The author does not neglect the sins of the South, real and alleged, but his most important contribution is his description of a truly critical new development of the late antebellum period, which he calls “the Lake Economy.” 

The Midwest was first settled by Southerners farming the north side of the Ohio Valley. In the late antebellum period, the Upper Midwest was settled by New Englanders and Europeans who developed a new economic regime along with a militant agenda of their own self-interest and vision of the national future. 

It was this culture that Lincoln and his party represented and out of which, by military conquest, they created a new America that superseded the old Union of the fathers and put us on the course that the follow today.  It was certainly American, but it was a new version that essentially repudiated the founding.” 

(Real Causes, Clyde N. Wilson, Chronicles, July 2009, pp. 33-34) 

NC: Fear of lawsuit doesn’t stop pre-game prayer

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For years, popular public address announcer and Randolph County Board of Education chair Tommy McDonald has led fans in a brief prayer before football games at Randleman High School.

Friday night, he had to pause for reflection.

Someone — McDonald doesn’t know who — sent him an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) publication that defines the American judicial system’s attitude toward religious observations in public settings, including prayer before school sporting events.

McDonald said he spoke with county school attorney, Jill Wilson, earlier in the week about the pre-game prayer. He said Wilson advised him to seriously consider the consequences.

“She said these people (ACLU members) are pretty serious about what they do,” he said, adding Wilson pointed out the ACLU might sue both him and the county school system if he prayed.

McDonald said he spoke with Coach Shane Handy, who coaches RHS football. He said he struggled to decide what he should do since receiving the booklet on Tuesday when the county school board held an all-day work session and regular meeting at Pinewood Country Club. He didn’t know Friday if any other school board member had received a copy of the ACLU publication.

At 6:45 p.m. Friday, before the game between the Randleman Tigers and the Southwestern Randolph Cougars was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., McDonald said he still wasn’t sure what he would do.

12 Black Teens Brutally Gang Rape 2 Women In Delaware Park

The PD asks for help identifying the culprits, but doesn't mention their description, so how in the hell does that help?  I guess we are supposed to look for all colors......... 
 
 

Tennessee to roll out “No Refusal” blood-draw DUI checkpoints for Labor Day

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  Labor Day: another holiday, another excuse to push the limits of the police power over citizens.  All across the state, Tennessee police will be performing another round of highly-publicized “no refusal” blood-draw DUI checkpoints this weekend.  With police armed with a 2012 law that allows them to forcibly extract blood from drivers, its a bad time to be a citizen who does not consent to searches.

Forcible blood draws began in Tennessee in 2009, being used only for cases of vehicular assault.  In all other circumstances, the blood draws were not forcible.  They could be declined, with the understanding the DUI suspect’s driver’s license would be suspended.  Tennessee calls it the Implied Consent Statute.

That changed January 1, 2012, with the enactment of a new law that took away that choice for suspects to decline with a license suspension.  Ever since the law took effect, police can obtain rubber-stamped warrants to forcibly extract blood from any driver they decide is a DUI suspect.

Texas official preparing for independence

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Barry Smitherman, head of the powerful Texas Railroad Commission, is making waves for his comments about economic collapse, energy policy and the future.

But don’t a lot of officials address those same issues?

Yes, but not the same way Smitherman does.

He talks about economic collapse as what will happen to the rest of the United States, not Texas. And he talks about energy policy as a way to make sure Texas commerce will continue, without the rest of the United States. And when he talks about the future, he focuses on Texas, because he believes there might not be the rest of the United States.

See a pattern?

“One of the things I’ve focused on in the last 10 years of my public sector life is preparing Texas to be a prosperous and safe place to work, regardless of what happens outside our borders,” he said.

“We are uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid. Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”

Smitherman said he feels Texas officials must do what they can to prepare the state.

 More @ WND

SEAL Team 6 families' suspicions of gov't grow

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More than two years after President Obama reassured the father of a member of SEAL Team 6 that the government would look into the death of his son, the father is still waiting for a response, and his suspicions are growing.

On Aug. 9, 2011, Taliban forces were waiting for a Chinook helicopter carrying members of the elite unit SEAL Team 6 to approach its landing site. The helicopter was attacked from three sides in a coordinated ambush.

Although it was known Taliban forces were in the area, the SEALs did not have the air cover that was a standard procedure for missions of that type. During the ambush, the Chinook was reportedly shot down by a shoulder-fired missile, killing all 38 people on board, including 25 American special operations personnel, five U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, a U.S. military dog, seven Afghan commandos and an Afghan interpreter.

Charles Strange, whose son Michael was killed in the ambush, said in a meeting with President Obama after the attack he whispered in the president’s ear to ask him if there would be a congressional investigation into the death of his son. Obama whispered back, “We will look very, very, very, deep into this.”

However, more than two years after the attack, the families are still waiting for answers, and they now have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to find out what happened. The lawsuit is being handled by Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, who is also a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor.

More @ WND

Breakthrough: Cops identify race of suspects

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Black mob violence is back in Minneapolis.

Some say it never stopped, and if you depend on the local newspaper for information, you might think it never started. But Minneapolis police recently issued a “crime alert” for the downtown area following a rash of mob robberies and assaults.
According to City Paper:
“What we’re seeing in this pattern is victims walking downtown by themselves on a sidewalk outside, and they’re approached by a group of three to five African American males,” MPD spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told City Pages.
“The average age range of the [suspects] is late teens to early 20s. Victims are punched and pushed to the ground, and their phones and wallets are taken.”
It appears to be a change in policy for police to identify the members of the mobs by race. Last year, a slightly indignant spokesman for the police department told WND that race had nothing to do more than 20 episodes of black mob violence in downtown Minneapolis.

More @ WND

Rand Slams Kerry: 'How Can You Ask a Man to Be the First One to Die for a Mistake?'

 


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Appearing on Meet The Press on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed Secretary of State John Kerry on his willingness to intervene militarily in Syria by twisting his most famous words against him.

"I would ask John Kerry, How can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?" Paul said, in reference to Kerry's famous words against the Vietnam War to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971.

Kerry, as a part of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, famously said then in calling for an end to the Vietnam War, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”

Kerry served in Vietnam but was subsequently accused of distorting the conduct of American soldiers in Vietnam and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth famously cast doubt on whether Kerry deserved the medals he received for serving in Vietnam.

Paul said he did not believe American interests were involved in either side of the Syrian war.

More with video @ Breitbart

Syria Mocks 'Historic American Retreat'

 

With President Barack Obama’s announcement on Saturday that he will, after all, go to Congress for authorization to use force against the Assad regime in Syria, Syria is celebrating. President Bashar al-Assad stated that Syria could confront any action from foreign nations; his official al-Thawra newspaper wrote, “Obama announced yesterday, directly or through implication, the beginning of the historic American retreat.” Meanwhile, Syria’s deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said that there was “a sense of hesitation and disappointment in what was said by President Obama yesterday. And it is also clear that there was a sense of confusion as well.

More @ Breitbart

Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria

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Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets on Saturday, with President Vladimir Putin saying it would have been “utter nonsense” for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons as the Obama administration alleges.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement issued before President Obama said he would seek congressional authorization before ordering strikes on Syria, said a U.S. attack would be a “gross violation” of international law.

Speaking out for the first time since an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Aug. 21, Putin called on President Obama to find a nonviolent way out of the crisis.

“I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: Before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties,” Putin told Russian news agencies in Vladivostok during a tour of the country’s flood-stricken Far East.

“Russia is urging you to think twice before making a decision on an operation in Syria,” he said.

Catholic Church set to launch mass immigration amnesty pitch/Supports Gun Control

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The Catholic Church has put the word out to the faithful: Come September, the papacy will be pushing for a widespread and comprehensive immigration reform package on Capitol Hill that will open the doors to citizenship to roughly 11 million illegals.

The church announced the plans last week. Starting Sept. 8, services at participating churches around the nation will include a pulpit-generated push for amnesty, including a call for pew members to get involved, the New York Timesreported.

“We want to try to pull out all the stops,” Kevin Appleby, the director of immigration policy at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the Times. “They have to hear the message that we want this done, and if you’re not successful during the summer, you’re not going to win by the end of the year.”


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  The Catholic church supports gun control

 

I was disappointed at the impression created in the April 25 letters to the editor from Eileen Colianni and Rose Ferraro, who take the Roman Catholic Church to task for not being "pro-life" because of what they allege is the church's silence on responsible gun control.

The truth is that in their 2000 statement, "Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice," the bishops of the United States urged all Americans and especially legislators, to: (1) support measures that control the sale and use of firearms; (2) support measures that make guns safer (especially efforts that prevent their unsupervised use by children and anyone other than the owner); (3) call for sensible regulations of handguns; (4) support legislative efforts that seek to protect society from the violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons including assault weapons; and (5) make a serious commitment to confront the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime.

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Trooper shoots, kills armed suspect, second suspect flees

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An off-duty Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man early Sunday morning at a Tulsa motel.

Capt. George Brown of OHP told KRMG at the scene the incident began just after 1:00 a.m. at the Best Budget Inn, 34 S. Sheridan Road.

"An off-duty trooper witnessed a couple of suspects, armed," Brown said. "Trooper exits his vehicle, feels threatened at some point, fires on a suspect, hitting and killing the one suspect. There were two suspects initially involved, the second suspect fled the scene.

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Off-Duty Chicago Cop Fatally Shoots Burglar in Old Town

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An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a burglar in the Old Town neighborhood late Saturday night, police said.

The officer said he observed a burglary-in-progress around 11:40 p.m. in a vacant second-floor apartment in the 1900 block of North Lincoln Avenue, officials said.

The officer told the man he was a police officer and ordered the offender to come down, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

The offender allegedly approached the officer with his hand in his waistband and refused to show his hands despite prompts from the officer and allegedly threatened the officer’s life, the statement said.

The man then produced a "shiny object" from his waistband and ran towards the officer, officials said.

The officer shot and killed the man, police said.

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Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event

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  It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally.

"As a gun owner, I'm a responsible person and I think it's responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check," said Blanche Luczyk.  "It's just common sense.  Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check."

Luczyk was one of a half dozen members of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns who hosted the rally in the Arena District on Friday.

But when Luczyk started her speech by telling the crowd that former President Ronald Reagan supported background checks, she was drowned out by shouts of "Germany 1933" and "Hitler."

About 50 guns-rights supporters were on hand, some with rifles over their shoulders and others with handguns in hip holsters.

Charlie Roberts said he was there to make sure that gun rights advocates had their voices heard.

More @ 10 TV

‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’

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 Illinois School Defends Government = Family Homework

Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education.

So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens.

Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family provides for their health care needs and how the government does the same, and what rules families set and what rules government sets.

The worksheet it titled, “What is Government?” and then goes on to answer that question.
“Government is all of the agencies, departments, organizations, groups, individuals in a nation who make, carry out, enforce, and manage conflicts about rules and laws,” the worksheet says.

“Government is like a nation’s family. Families take care of children and make sure they are safe, healthy and educated, and free to enjoy life. Families encourage children to be independent hardworking and responsible,” it continues. “Families make and enforce rules and give appropriate punishments when rules are broken. Government does these things for its citizens, too.”

A concerned parent forwarded the homework assignment to TheBlaze. The worksheet asks the following questions:

'Syrian rebels take responsibility for the chemical attack admitting the weapons were provided by Saudis'

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In a report that is sure to be considered blockbuster news, the rebels told Dale Gavlak, a reporter who has written for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC, they are responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Gavlak is a Middle Eastern journalist who filed the report about the rebels claiming responsibility on the Mint Press News website, which is affiliated with AP.

In that report allegedly the rebels told him the chemical attack was a result of mishandling chemical weapons.

This news should deflate the accusations, against the Assad regime, coming from the U.S., Britain, France and the Arab League.

More @ Examiner

A Record: 90 million Americans not in labor force

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On the eve of Labor Day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported alarming unemployment figures that are reaching the most desperate levels since the Department of Labor began collecting the data during the Truman administration three years after the end of World War II.

On Aug. 2, the BLS reported nearly 90 million Americans were not currently in the labor force in July, with the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population not in the labor force now registered at 36 percent.

For men, the BLS reported labor force participation rate of 63.5 percent for August is the lowest figure recorded since the Labor Department began collecting the data in 1948.

Earlier this month, WND reported that according to John Williams, an economist known for arguing the government reports manipulated “shadow statistics” of economic data for political purposes, the real unemployment rate for July was 23.3 percent, not the 7.4 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By including in the calculation of the unemployment rate those who the BLS classifies as “not currently in the labor force” because of their long-term unemployment, the true unemployment rate could be more than three-times the unemployment rate the BLS publicly declares.

More @ WND

How do you untangle 30 years of government lies?

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Remembering victims of KAL 007 – 30 years later

U.S. government has still not provided families of victims with closure

Tired of government keeping secrets?

Tired of scandals that never get investigated by government?

Think of how family members of the victims of a shoot-down of a commercial airliner 30 years ago today feel.

On September 1, 1983, Korean Air Lines flight 007 took off from New York’s JFK airport, destined for Seoul, South Korea, with a refueling stop in Anchorage, Alaska. After the aircraft left on the last leg of its journey, it was subsequently shot down by Soviet aircraft.

The shoot-down of the aircraft, which carried 269 passengers, including 61 Americans, becomes even more intriguing when one considers KAL 007 had a very distinguished passenger. Rep. Larry McDonald, a Democrat from Georgia who was the chairman of the John Birch Society as well as one of the fiercest anti-Communist in the House of Representatives, was flying to Seoul as part of a conservative delegation led by Sen. Jesse Helms for the 30th anniversary of the signing of the United States-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty, which was intended to be a thumb in the eye of the Soviets.

In the days following the attack President Ronald Reagan issued a scathing rebuke against the Soviet Union calling the attack a “crime against humanity” and decrying “the savagery of their crime.” Reagan noted the attack was far from an isolated incident.

“This is not the first time the Soviet Union has shot at and hit a civilian airliner when it over flew its territory. In another tragic incident in 1978, the Soviets also shot down an unarmed civilian airliner after having positively identified it as such,” Reagan said. “In that instance, the Soviet interceptor pilot clearly identified the civilian markings on the side of the aircraft, repeatedly questioned the order to fire on a civilian airliner, and was ordered to shoot it down anyway. The aircraft was hit with a missile and made a crash landing. Several innocent people lost their lives in this attack, killed by shrapnel from the blast of a Soviet missile.”

It did appear the attack was indeed a brutal act by the Communist government of the Soviet Union. The Russians had tracked the 747, which had some of the most sophisticated navigational instruments in the world, for 2 1/2 hours prior to giving the order to shoot down the aircraft.

While what happened may seem to be a simple cut-and-dry case of Soviet aggression, there is more to the incident than meets the eye.

The initial news of the incident reported the aircraft had not been destroyed, but rather was forced to land on Sakhalin, a Russian occupied island north of Japan.

More @ WND

Kerry Caught Using Fake Photos to Fuel Syrian War

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Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The photo was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime.

However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq.  It was not related to Syrian deaths whatsoever and was later retracted.

The Secretary of State announced the US will continue “negotiations” with Congress and the American people.

The decision came after UK Parliament voted no to military action against Syria Thursday evening, refusing to accompany the US in a missile strike against the Middle Eastern nation.

Germany also voiced their opposition to Syria military intervention saying they have “not considered it” and “will not be considering it.”

More @ Info Wars

Murder By Government

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 There have been four huge surveys taken of historians’ views on the presidents: in 1948, in 1962, in 1970, and in 1983. Historians were asked to rank presidents as Great, Near Great, Average, Below Average, and Failure. In every case, number one is Lincoln, the mass murderer and military dictator who is the real father of the present nation. His term was a model of every despot’s dream: spending money without Congressional approval, declaring martial law, arbitrarily arresting thousands and holding them without trial, suppressing free speech and the free press, handing out lucrative war contracts to his cronies, raising taxes, inflating the currency, and killing hundreds of thousands for the crime of desiring self-government. These are just the sort of actions historians love.

Down With the Presidency

The presidency must be destroyed. It is the primary evil we face, and the cause of nearly all our woes.
It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families, tramples on our rights, invades our communities, and spies on our bank accounts. It skews the culture towards decadence and trash. It tells lie after lie. Teachers used to tell schools kids that anyone can be president. This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat.

The presidency — by which I mean the executive state — is the sum total of American tyranny. The other branches of government, including the presidentially appointed Supreme Court, are mere adjuncts. The presidency insists on complete devotion and humble submission to its dictates, even while its steals the products of our labor and drives us into economic ruin. It centralizes all power unto itself, and crowds out all competing centers of power in society, including the church, the family, the business, the charity, and the community.

I’ll go further. The U.S. presidency is the world’s leading evil. It is the chief mischief-maker in every part of the globe, the leading wrecker of nations, the usurer behind third-world debt, the bailer-out of corrupt governments, the hand in many dictatorial gloves, the sponsor and sustainer of the New World Order, of wars, interstate and civil, of famine and disease. To see the evils caused by the presidency, look no further than Iraq or Serbia, where the lives of innocents were snuffed out in pointless wars, where bombing was designed to destroy civilian infrastructure and cause disease, and where women, children, and the aged have been denied essential food and medicine because of a cruel embargo. Look at the human toll taken by the presidency, from Dresden and Hiroshima to Waco and Ruby Ridge, and you see a prime practitioner of murder by government.

More @ LRC

Erdogan: Syrian strike should topple Assad

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Obama's close friend Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants more than just token strikes -- he wants Obama to serve the Sunni Islamic supremacist cause more effectively, by toppling the Iranian client Assad. All the Sunni Islamic supremacists are hoping that Obama will pull their chestnuts out of the fire.

"Erdogan: Syrian Strike Should Topple Assad," by Elad Benari for Israel National News, August 31:
The goal of any military intervention in Syria should be to topple Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Erdogan said that the limited strikes which the United States is reportedly planning against Syria would not be enough and pushed for a broader military offensive.

"A limited operation cannot be satisfactory for us," he was quoted as saying by the NTV news channel.

"An intervention akin to that decided for Kosovo must be launched. An operation of one or two days will not be enough. The goal should be to force the regime out," declared Erdogan.

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Obama Crosses Red Line by Supporting Jihadi Terrorism

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By now it should be obvious that whenever the U.S. interferes in another nation's politics in the name of "human rights," that that is only a pretext. So it is in Syria, as Obama prepares to plunge America in a war with that nation, and, inevitably, its allies. The United States' stated reason for intervention, as articulated by John Kerry, is that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on the rebels, many of whom are jihadis -- including terrorists, rapists, and cannibals -- and thus violated their human rights.

Kerry is certainly consistent. Earlier he worried about the "human rights" of Nigeria's genocidal Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram, while ignoring their victims -- thousands of slaughtered Christians and destroyed churches.

And this is the point: when the human rights of others, such as Christian minorities, are being grossly violated -- specifically by the Islamists and jihadis that Obama has enabled and empowered, in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere -- then there is no U.S. talk of intervention. Indeed, there's' hardly any talk at all, sometimes not even perfunctory condemnation from the U.S. Other times, the White House makes jokes about Muslims persecution of Christians, for example, concerning the recent spate of church attacks in Egypt.

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