Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone Pay no attention to that iceberg ahead! By James C. Capretta

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/288782/inside-obamacare-spin-zone-james-c-capretta Yesterday, the White House issued a new “study” on the supposed progress states have made in implementing the “health exchanges” that are central to constructing the Obamacare system. According to the administration’s spin, some 28 states are “on their way” toward establishing the exchanges, so everything is apparently well under control. In other words, […]

DESTROYING AMERICA BY DENYING ACCESS TO ENERGY: ALAN CARUBA

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11275/pub_detail.asp
It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world’s greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy producers out of business.

It is common sense that a nation that cannot produce sufficient electricity to turn on its lights and power its manufacturing sector will be destroyed if current Obama administration regulations and actions continue. Our vital transportation sector and all others that utilize petroleum-based products will suffer, too.

While President Obama babbles about millionaires and billionaires, everyone will be impoverished by the loss of jobs and revenue our energy sector produces now and can produce in the future.

MARILYN PENN:DOUBLE STANDARDS- CROSSING THE LINE OF DECENCY

http://familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11272/pub_detail.asp
We live in times when Holocaust denial or diminution is openly pervasive , not only in the Muslim world, but also in the halls of the UN, and classrooms and auditoriums of some of America’s most prestigious academic institutions. In New York, the president of Columbia University and subsequently, Columbia students have repeatedly invited Ahmadinejad to address their groups. We cringe as the frequent comparisons of Israel to Nazi Germany and South Africa receive thoughtful consideration instead of ridicule and rebuke. Campuses across the U.S. and Canada have been flooded with events such as the BDS Conference (Boycott, Divest, Sanction Israel) which is scheduled at the University of Pennsylvania in early February. This, along with Israel Apartheid Week and Palestine Awareness Week is the politically correct default position of academia , supported by students and faculty alike. Too many Jews and even Israelis aid and abet in this travesty of history, railing at the sins of their own people and proscribing what further land Israel needs to cede, and what further concessions it must make to Palestinians while remaining silent about the murderous rampages committed by Muslims across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. While there are no student organized marches urging western intervention to save the Christian and non-Islamic populations of these countries, vocal threats and placards are commonly seen at anti-Israel and Occupy Wall Street events urging another Holocaust to finally eliminate the Jews. At the London School of Economics last week, students played a Nazi drinking game and broke the nose of the Jewish student who refused to participate in saluting Hitler with Sieg Heil!

GADI ADELMAN: ISRAEL THE LONE STAR STATE ****

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11274/pub_detail.asp What would have been the largest-scale war games in the two countries’ military cooperation history with thousands of U.S. and Israeli Army servicemen, dozens of ships and deck-based aircraft, was called off on January 15th. The ‘Austere Challenge 2012’ was more than just war games. Aside from its size and importance it came at […]

FROM STEVEN PLAUT: EVEN AL-HA-ARETZ NOTICES THE TENURED LEFT IN ISRAEL’S UNIVERSITIES ****

Well you know the radical anti-democratic Left in Israel is upset
when even Haaretz runs a major news story about Isracampus and the
watchdog groups that are monitoring and exposing Israel’s tenured
traitors.

Haaretz today ran the following news story, complete with all the
usual spins, half-truths and outright lies you would expect from
Haaretz. Distortions and all, the real message gets through. Haaretz
and the Left are hysterical! The tenured Left is being exposed! The
Israeli and overseas Jewish public are learning the truth! Can
anything be more frightening than that for the Radical anti-Israel
Left?

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http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/10-percent-of-israeli-academics-labeled-anti-zionist-by-campus-watchdogs-1.408535

10 percent of Israeli academics labeled ‘anti-Zionist’ by campus watchdogs
Survey comes up with the names of more than 1,000 Israelis, 800 of
whom are academics but also including authors, journalists, public
intellectuals, and past and present cabinet ministers.

YORAM ETTINGER: THE 2012 INTRA-MUSLIM PREDICAMENT

The 2012 Intra-Muslim Predicament
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”
“Israel Hayom” newsletter, January 20, 2012
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1230

At the outset of 2012, irrespective of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian issue, the defining geopolitical and religious schism in the Middle East is boiling, exacerbating violent intra-Muslim fragmentation, religious, tribal, ideological and geographical.

The Syrian death toll is approaching 7,000, trending toward Papa Assad’s 1982 massacre of 20,000 Sunni rebels. The Turkish-Kurdish confrontation has shifted to a higher gear, exceeding 40,000 casualties since 1984. During the first week of January, a series of sectarian-driven bombings devastated Baghdad and Nasiriyah in Iraq, murdering more than 140 persons. More were killed in the Sunni stronghold of Mosul. Car bombs, suicide bombing and improvised explosive devices have become daily routine in Iraq, whose Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a Shia Arab, President Jalal Talabani is a Sunni Kurd and Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi is a Sunni Arab. Iraq has become an explosive platform for its vindictive Shia Arab majority (60%), which was dominated and oppressed by the Sunni Arab minority (20%) since the seventeenth century. The historic conflict between Iraq’s Arabs and Iraq’s 15% Kurdish minority – which claims independence in northern Iraq, where it also confronts the Turkish military – further complicates matters.

SRI-LANKA OUSTS 161 MOSLEM PREACHERS….FOR FLOUTING VISAS (???)SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16675086
JUST FOR THE RECORD…CEYLON CHANGED ITS NAME TO THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA IN 1972 TO RETURN TO ITS ANCIENT NAME….ITS CAPITAL IS SRI JAYAWARDENAPURA-KOTTE BUT ITS COMMERCIAL CAPITAL REMAINS COLOMBO….JUST THOUGHT YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW….RSK
Sri Lanka has reportedly ordered 161 foreign Muslim preachers to leave the country for flouting visa regulations.

A senior immigration official was quoted as saying that the clerics had no right to preach in mosques because they had arrived on tourist visas.

He also said that some local Muslims had complained that the visitors were not teaching a moderate form of Islam.

The preachers – from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Maldives and Arab nations – must now leave by 31 January.

CLUELESS! OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THINKS THE TALIBAN WILL RENOUNCE TERRORISM….SEE THE PICTURE

http://weaselzippers.us/ Too Funny: Naive Obama Administration Thinks The Taliban Will Renounce Terrorism… Clueless doesn’t even begin to describe these people. Weasel KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban must renounce ties to terrorists and endorse peace efforts as a condition for opening a political office in the Gulf state of Qatar, a senior U.S. diplomat said […]

JOHN BERNARD:UNREASONABLE RISK AND ILL CONCEIVED COMBAT MISSIONS!

Unreasonable Risk and Ill-Conceived Combat Missions! http://letthemfight.blogspot.com/2012/01/unreasonable-risk-and-ill-conceived.html During an exchange with a Senatorial Aide, I received from him the link to a piece written by a Colonel Tony Pfaff, USA. The piece is entitled, ‘RISK, MILITARY ETHICS AND IRREGULAR WARFARE’. In this piece the Colonel details the problems encountered in asymmetrical combat, the unwieldy and […]

ISRAEL REFUSES TO GIVE U.S. EARLY WARNING OF STRIKE ON IRAN

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Middle_East/article860670.ece Israel refuses to give US early notice of strike on Iran Uzi Mahnaimi, Israel has warned America’s top general that it will give Washington just 12 hours’ notice if it decides to launch a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.The refusal to give more advance warning, which would prevent the US blocking the raid, is […]