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March 2013

MY SAY: KERRY AND CLINTON AMERICAN GEMS

EVERYBODY IS HAVING A LAUGH ABOUT JOHN KERRY:

JOHN KERRY GIVES THE AYATOLLAH A DEMOCRACY UPGRADE

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op ‘Iran has a government that was elected and that sits in the United Nations.” So said John Kerry in Paris on Wednesday, on his first tour of Europe since becoming Secretary of State. The former Senator was answering a reporter who asked why he had publicly applauded the French for refusing to negotiate with [...]

BUT HERE IS WHAT BILL CLINTON SAID IN 2005:

Clinton: …” Iran’s a whole different kettle of fish—but it’s a sad story that really began in the 1950s when the United States deposed Mr. Mossadegh, who was an elected parliamentary democrat, and brought the Shah back in—] and then he was overturned by the Ayatollah Khomeini, driving us into the arms of one Saddam Hussein. Most of the terrible things Saddam Hussein did in the 1980s he did with the full, knowing support of the United States government, because he was in Iran, and Iran was what it was because we got rid of the parliamentary democracy back in the ’50s; at least, that is my belief.I know it is not popular for an American ever to say anything like this, but I think it’s true and I apologized when President Khatami was elected. I publicly acknowledged that the United States had actively overthrown Mossadegh and I apologized for it, and I hope that we could have some rapprochement with Iran. I think basically the Europeans’ initiative to Iran to try to figure out a way to defuse the nuclear crisis is a good one.”

And then he continued with this one:

But Iran is the most perplexing problem … we face, for the following reasons: It is the only country in the world with two governments, and the only country in the world that has now had six elections since the first election of President Khatami. [It is] the only one with elections, including the United States, including Israel, including you name it, where the liberals, or the progressives, have won two-thirds to 70 percent of the vote in six elections: two for President; two for the parliament, the Majlis; two for the mayoralities.

In every single election, the guys I identify with got two-thirds to 70% of the vote. There is no other country in the world I can say that about, certainly not my own.

I GUESS AMERICANS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE JEWELS….RSK

AMB. (RET) YORAM ETTINGER:President Obama, Beware of Benevolent Ethnocentrism

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On the eve of President Obama’s visit to the Middle East, he should examine the damage, to vital US economic and national security interests, caused by benevolent ethnocentrism.

Ethnocentrism – judging other cultures by one’s own standards – is morally wrong, especially when motivated by superiority complex or racism.

Benevolent ethnocentrism – the assumption that other cultures are ready to embrace one’s own standards and worldview – is morally flawed and strategically self-destructive. This reflects a superficial view of global complexity and undermines one’s posture of deterrence in a world of intensifying disorder, and increasing hostility towards Western values, in spite of President Obama’s outreach campaign since 2009.

The tectonic history of international relations, from time immemorial. attests that Free World leaders – who represent a global minority – should avoid the delusion that most non-democratic societies would depart from their centuries-old values, preferring engagement to confrontation, peace over war, tolerance over fanaticism and freedom over oppression, if offered adequate diplomatic and economic incentives.

Free World leaders should not assume that cardinal democratic values such as life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, peaceful coexistence, and the belief that all men are created equal, could be adopted by most non-democratic cultures. Most non-democracies consider these values a lethal threat. One should not ignore the drastic and endemic historical, ideological, religious, cultural and educational differences, as well as conflicting interests and visions, which separate the global democratic minority from the tyrannical majority. They should avoid oversimplification and over-globalization in a highly diversified, conflict ridden world, which has been afflicted for millennia by insoluble conflicts, unpredictability, instability, shifty policies and violent intolerance.

REPEAL THE 17TH AMENDMENT: CHARLES COOKE

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/341894 In our grubby, unhelpful political lexicon, certain words exist solely to end conversations. The most prominent such word is “racist.” Less popular, but by no means less potent, are “democracy” and “rights.” When welded together as “democratic rights,” the pair becomes all-powerful — strong enough to send grown men spinning for the exits and […]

JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR: ARMED TEACHERS IN MICHIGAN

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/341627/teachers-armed-guards-michigan-jillian-kay-melchior Putting guns in schools has struck many as a radical suggestion since the Sandy Hook massacre. But in one rural Michigan township, the police chief has come up with a thoughtful, serious plan to do just that. During his 33-year-career in law enforcement, Victor Pierce has seen the bodies of murdered children, and he’s […]

ALAN CARUBA: EVERY HORRID THING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW HEALTHCARE IS PAID FOR TODAY

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/every-horrid-thing-you-need-to-know-about-how-healthcare-is-paid-for-today “Despite more than sixty years of government efforts-representing the work of both political parties-we are moving further and further away from what we want. Prices are higher, more people are excluded from needed care, more excess treatments are performed, and more people die from preventable errors. Why?” Why, indeed! Having had the Affordable Care […]

DAVID SOLWAY: ISRAEL APARTHEID WEEK….A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS ****

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/israel-apartheid-week-a-tale-of-two-brothers/ Driving past the University of Toronto recently, I noticed a lone protestor on the perimeter of the campus carrying a sign objecting to Israel Apartheid Week. I was reminded that the University of Toronto was the first academic institution to host and promote the scandal of this event. Beginning in 2004 under the interim […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: WHY THE US SHOULD STAY OUT OF EGYPT

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/why-the-united-states-should-stay-out-of-egypt/ Much like Festivus, American diplomacy to the Middle East usually begins with an airing of grievances. These are not the American grievances over decades of terrorism and acts of violent hatred. These are the grievances that are supposedly infuriating the Arab Street. The list begins with Israel, continues on to the “Arab Dictators” supported […]

OBAMA’S MEDIA PUPPET SHOW ON THE GLAZOV GANG

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On this week’s Glazov Gang, PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel joined Hollywood actor Dwight Schultz and PolitiChick warrior Ann-Marie Murrell to discuss Obama’s Media Puppet Show. The discussion occurred in Part I and focused on the media’s obedient silence in service of the president. The segment also dealt with The Left’s Chris Dorner Romance. Part II focused on CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam. The discussion centered on CAIR St. Louis Director Faizan Syed’s solution for the problem of people publishing “anti-Islamic” views on the internet. The segment also shed light on the nightmares posed by John Brennan, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry. Watch both parts of the two-part-series below:

HEZBOLLAH AND THE FUTURE OF SYRIA: MOSHE DANN

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/moshe-dann/hezbollah-and-the-future-of-syria/print/ Despite Hezbollah’s proven record of terrorism, the European Union and most of its member states refuse to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The reason is that they are afraid of provoking terrorist attacks against themselves and their interests around the world. Their fear is realistic and understandable, although morally and strategically questionable. Those […]

THE KUSHNER/ SPIELBERG TRAVESTY…..THE CONNECTICUT JEWISH LEDGER ****

Spielberg&Kushner versus Golda Meir, Abraham Lincoln and Joe Courtney: Richard Greenfield, Publisher of the best Jewish interest newspaper in the United States
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Daniel Day Lewis did a great job portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film Lincoln. He did that by trying to recreate exactly who Lincoln was. He walked like him, talked like him, and projected the demeanor he thought was very much like our Civil War President’s. Of course screenwriters had to supply the dialogue for this film in order for it to work. But we have a problem when the dramatization of history pushes aside the truth as we know it for certainties that screenwriters think should be affirmed. Certainly writers are allowed to create dialogue and scripts to guide a story along where there is none. We know the Gettysburg address, for example, because it was written down. But in order to tell the story of the address, we allow the creation of the dialogue about it in the dramatization that comports with the essence of the facts being presented. We assume that in this process that there’ll be a fidelity to truth, in the same way Daniel Lewis worked with the truth as he saw it in playing his role. But Tony Kushner, the screenwriter in this instance, abused that license, as he’s done before. And Congressman Joe Courtney, of Connecticut’s second district called him on it and rightly so.
“… I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. But when two of three members of the Nutmeg State’s House delegation voted to uphold slavery, I could not believe my own eyes and ears.”
Courtney’s disbelief was justified since those Congressmen from Connecticut, all four of them, in fact did vote to pass the 13th Amendment and Kushner/Speilberg chose to alter that troublesome fact to add drama to their production. The 13th Amendment , the subject of the vote in question, is no mere procedural act. It is the law that eradicated slavery after four terrible years of war and death visited on our Republic. While fabricating the votes Kushner changed the names of the Congressmen also in the service of his theatrical license.