JOSEPH KLEIN: TOM FRIEDMAN (ONE OF THE BIGGEST “CALUMNISTS” OF ALL TIME) GOES TO BAT FOR HAGEL

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Just as news has surfaced that President Obama may be reconsidering his controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of Defense, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advises us to “Give Chuck A Chance,” advocating for the former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to replace out-going Secretary Leon Panetta. ”I am a Hagel supporter,” Friedman wrote. “I think he would make a fine secretary of defense – precisely because some of his views are not ‘mainstream.’”

Friedman thinks it is “disgusting” that Hagel has been criticized for snidely labeling Israel’s many supporters in the United States as the “Jewish lobby.” Friedman also argues that just because Hagel has been unwilling to go along unswervingly with everything the Israeli government decides to do, including its expansion of settlements, it doesn’t mean that Hagel cannot still be a friend of Israel (albeit a friend with tough love).

No wonder Friedman did not have any trouble with Hagel’s “Jewish lobby” remark. Last year, in another of his columns, Friedman himself said that the only reason Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation during his address to a joint session of Congress was that the “ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.” Friedman couldn’t conceive of the fact that maybe the ovation was in appreciation for the courageous leader of our closest ally in the Middle East, who is trying to preserve a modern day democracy in a neighborhood of regressive nihilists bent on his country’s destruction.

JAMIE GLAZOV: THE HEART OF THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE’S DARKNESS ****

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To know everything you ever wanted to know about the Left’s Islamist odyssey, visit DiscoverTheNetworks.org, the website that describes and exposes the networks and agendas of the political Left.

As Islamic Jihad, including its “stealth” variety, is rapidly succeeding in destroying our civilization, the Left continues its shameless and bizarre denial — not only about the threat of Islamic Jihad, but also about its own complicity with our enemy and its war on our society.

The latest example of the Left’s Jihad-Denial concerns me personally: it involves an intriguing post, written by Brian Tashman in RightWingWatch.org, titled: Beware: Human-Hating Liberals and Islamic Extremists Seek to Build Shariommunism. The post ridicules my recent appearance on CBN’s “Stackelbeck on Terror” in which I discuss the Unholy Alliance between the radical Left and radical Islam, which David Horowitz has masterfully documented in his masterpiece Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left and that I have analyzed in United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror.

The ingredients of Right Wing Watch’s attack on me are pathological not just in how they deny blatant reality, but also in how they in and of themselves substantiate the very realities they are denying.

Below, I will demonstrate and deconstruct the pathology in these assaults. It is more crucial than ever to expose the nature of the Left’s duplicity, lies and inner contradictions, since the Unholy Alliance’s malicious and destructive war on our civilization is now making more dangerous inroads than at any previous time.

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In the first sentence of its attack on my appearance on Stakelbeck, I am ridiculed for believing that “progressives and radical Islamists are secretly working together.” First of all, I never said anything about this alliance being a “secret,” basically because there is nothing really secret about it. They are screaming it from the roof tops. Leftist author Naomi Klein isn’t hiding who she is rooting for when she writes “Bring Najaf to New York,” an article in the Nation in which she yearns for Muqtada Sadr’s killing fields to come to America. Noam Chomsky doesn’t ask the cameras to be turned off when he embraces Hezbollah leaders in Lebanon.

The Chomsky-Nasrallah love-fest in Lebanon in 2006

BRUCE BAWER ON “LOSING OUR SONS”….SEE NOTE PLEASE

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THIS IS A POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY WHICH I HAVE WATCHED OVER AND OVER AGAIN….IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND VIEWING IN MANY VENUES….SEE IT AND PROMOTE IT….RSK

It is, in my view, the defining exchange of our time. It took place, not inappropriately, on Pearl Harbor Day of 2011, at one of the joint House-Senate hearings called by New York Congressman Peter King and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman to examine the radicalization of American Muslims. As seen in the You Tube video, Congressman Dan Lungren of California poses a simple, straightforward question to a witness, Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Stockton. “Secretary Stockton,” he asks, “are we at war with violent Islamist extremism?”

What follows is several minutes of the most grotesque and extraordinary dodging, as Stockton, despite unrelenting pressure from Lungren, repeatedly refuses to admit any connection between Islam and the “war on terror”: “We are at war with al-Qaeda, its affiliates and adherents….al-Qaeda are murderers with an ideological agenda…al-Qaeda is a violent organization dedicated to overthrowing the values that we intend to advance…” After a couple of minutes of proding, Stockton explains his dodging: “Al-Qaeda would love to convince Muslims around the world that the United States is at war with Islam. That’s a prime propaganda tool, and I’m not going to aid and abet that effort to advance their propaganda goals….I don’t believe it’s helpful to frame our adversary as Islamic, with any set of qualifiers that we might add. Because we are not at war with Islam.”

At this point, Lungren takes a slightly different tack: according to the Defense Department, it’s important to keep an eye out for certain “behavioral indicators” that can signal an individual’s turn to radicalism. Lungren notes that the Fort Hood jihadist identified himself on a calling card as a “Soldier of Allah.” Would that sort of thing, Lungren asks, be considered a “behavioral indicator”? If he were a soldier, would it be appropriate for him to report such a thing as a “behavioral indicator”? Stockton, though in a roundabout way, finally says yes – implicitly acknowledging something that every American already knows but that the government, perversely, is determined not to say straight out.

AND A MERRY MOHAMMEDAS TO YOU AS SAUDIS ARREST 41 PEOPLE FOR “PLOTTING TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS”

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Merry Mohammedmas from the homeland of Mecca and Medina, the Guardians of the Holy Places in the blood pact between Saud and Wahhab, oil and terror, not to mention America’s bestsest allies in the War on Terror.

Saudi religious police stormed a house in the Saudi Arabian province of al-Jouf, detaining more than 41 guests for “plotting to celebrate Christmas,” a statement from the police branch released Wednesday night said.

The host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an Asian diplomat whose guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims. The host and the two Muslims were said to be “severely intoxicated.”

The kingdom, which only recognizes Islamic faith and practice, has in the past banned public Christmas celebrations, but is ambiguous about festivities staged in private quarters.

Saudi Arabia’s religious police were feeling so many of their oats that they stormed a private diplomatic residence and arrested the guests attending a private Christmas party. And why should they worry? Saudi Arabia faced no consequences for its part in 9/11 or any of the terror since then. Arresting a few guests at a diplomat’s party for celebrating Christmas is small potatoes.

The Saudi Lobby, backed by countless domestic Muslim groups in every country, is above the law.

DANIEL GREENFIELD: HOW OBAMA’S POLICIES LED TO BENGHAZIGATE

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/how-obamas-policies-led-to-benghazigate/ It took some 22 hours for American help to arrive in Benghazi after all the t’s had been crossed and the i’s had been dotted, and the body of America’s ambassador to Libya had been dragged through the streets by “rescuers” stopping along the way to pose for cell phone pictures with his corpse. […]

MOSHE PHILLIPS: KERRY AT STATE….A DISASTER FOR ISRAEL (AND FOR AMERICA TOO!)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/john_kerry_at_state_a_disaster_for_israel.html Moshe Phillips is the president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Americans For A Safe Israel (AFSI). The chapter’s blog can be found at http://phillyafsi.blogtownhall.com, and Moshe tweets at http://twitter.com/MoshePhillips. President Obama’s decision to nominate Senator John Kerry as his next secretary of state will prove to be a disaster for Israel. The choice of […]

THE NAFTALI BENNET PLAN: IT IS 60% GOOD….SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-naftali-bennett-plan-video.html
THE RSK PLAN WOULD BE TO ANNEX THE OTHER 40% TOO AND GIVE THE LOCAL PALARABS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, OF ASSEMBLY, OR WORSHIP AS LONG AS THOSE FREEDOMS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH UTMOST SECURITY FOR ISRAEL….ANYTHING SHORT OF THAT IS JUST SALAMI SLICING NEGOTIATIONS….
The Naftali Bennett Plan (video)
Ex-Likud member Naftali Bennett, leader of Israel’s Jewish Home party, vigorously opposes the creation of a Palestinian State.

Based on his conviction of what is absolutely crucial for Israel’s security requirements, his plan for peace entails the annexation by Israel of the approximately 60 per cent of the West Bank designated under the Oslo Accords as Area C (see map at left)..

In return, the Palestinian Authority would be given enhanced jurisdiction over the parts designated Areas A and B, in which Ramallah and other major Palestinian population centres lie.

(See here for clear, concise details of Area A, B, and C)

In the following video Bennett’s controversial plan is explained in graphic, simple terms.

Iran Fears May Be Compelling Saudi Arabia to Begin to Tell the Truth About Israel by Evelyn Gordon…see note please

http://www.jinsa.org/fellowship-program/evelyn-gordon/iran-fears-may-be-compelling-saudi-arabia-begin-tell-truth-about-is#.UNwcyqyb6t8

I have the highest regard for Evelyn Gordon….but this is more of that cliche about the enemy of my enemy….the Saudis are cunning practitioners of deceit, advocates of strict Sharia, Black belt anti-Semites and enablers of Jihad….rsk
SEE THIS:http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/saudi-arabia-arrests-41-people-for-plotting-to-celebrate-christmas/print/

If there were a prize for the Arab country that has done most to promote Arab-Israeli peace recently, I’d seriously consider nominating Saudi Arabia. Admittedly, that’s a counterintuitive choice: Riyadh doesn’t even recognize Israel and shows no signs of doing so anytime soon; moreover, it finances the spread of extremist Islamic ideology. But Saudi-funded papers have been doing something that may be far more important than another handshake on the White House lawn: providing a platform for Arab journalists and public figures to challenge the dominant Middle Eastern narrative of Israel as the root of all evil.

Consider, for instance, a column published last month in Asharq Al-Awsat, a paper owned by a member of the Saudi royal family and known for its support of the Saudi monarchy. Written by the paper’s then-deputy editor-in-chief, Adel Al Toraifi, and titled “Who holds Hamas’ terrorism to account?” the column blamed not Israel, but Hamas, for Palestinian casualties during both the second intifada and the recent fighting in Gaza.

During the intifada, wrote Al Toraifi, “Only a small number of Palestinians died in the first weeks.” But then, “Hamas and other factions decided to militarize the intifada through the use of suicide attacks, costing the Palestinians nearly 2,000 lives in less than two years.”

Similarly, when smaller factions began “sabotaging the truce in Gaza,” Hamas “did not condemn their attacks, rather its leaders talked about the victory that was achieved through the missile fire.” Consequently, “a hundred Palestinians have died and what remains of the dilapidated infrastructure there has been destroyed.”

WES PRUDEN: TAKING AIM AT AN EASY TARGET….PIETY ON PARADE

http://www.prudenpolitics.com/newsletter?utm_source=P&P%20Auto%201&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5661 “What we must have is a national debate about guns.” So goes the media cliché of the moment. Everybody on the left is saying it, but nobody there means a word of it. All these wayward worthies really want is an opportunity to put piety on parade (and take your guns). Everybody agrees that […]

Why Is Boehner Negotiating with Obama at All? By Frank Salvato

BasicsProject.org

http://www.newmediajournal.us/

As the nation stands ready to plunge over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” it has become obvious that no matter how many ways House Republicans find to “increase revenue,” in an effort to meet President Obama and his Progressive brethren in compromise, nothing short of complete capitulation will placate the spendthrifts existing on the Left side of the aisle. It is abundantly clear that Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats intended all along to allow sequestration to occur, resulting in both the slashing of the budget at the Pentagon (an ongoing quest of both Democrats and Progressives) and gaining political capital in being able to con low-information voters into believing Republicans caused the problem in the first place.

One point that needs to be made – and understood – by even the most apolitical among us is this: Congress, and specifically the US House of Representatives, is where all legislation concerning revenue is mandated to originate. Article I, Section 7, of the United States Constitution reads:

“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

And while the verbiage that follows outlines the processes by which the presidential veto and congressional veto overrides are to be executed, nowhere is the power of the purse – the ability to create legislation that raises revenue – extended to any other branch of government or congressional body.

I bring this fundamental tenet of our system of government to the forefront because I am puzzled as to why House Republicans, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), are negotiating budgetary financial matters, a responsibility and purview exclusively vested in the US House of Representatives, with anyone outside that body, let alone the Executive Branch, which only has the constitutional power of the veto over said legislation?

Such are the questions that arise when the bully pulpit is used to usurp the constitutional order of our government.