Friday, June 19, 2009


"Modern man has developed nuclear weapons. But even more devastating, he has developed birth control pills and television. ... He has created doctrines of entitlement and freedom, offering food stamps and free medicine for the masses. And now the relationship between the advanced countries and the 'developing world' can be described in the words of Louis Veuillot, 'When I am the weaker, I ask for my freedom, because that is your principle; but when I an the stronger, I take away your freedom, because that is my principle.' Here is the predator at work, even in the midst of civilization (in the overturning of civilization", JR Nyquist (JRN), 22 May 2009 at

"Obama's knowledge of World War II is laughably simplistic--and I admit to laughing my head off when I heard his comment about Austrian as a language. Europe blushed. ... Question: Does Obama, holder of diplomas from Harvard and Columbia, think Hitler spoke Austrian too, or does he think Hitler was born in Germany? Think about it liberal Democrats. ... In more recent times, it appears that Obama is using a radical gay activist's blog to make history talking points too. Or at least he repeats blogger Andrew Sullivan's precious view that the conservative Winston Churchill won World War II without using torture!", Ben-Peter Terpstra, 24 May 2009 at:

"We all have hopes and dreams. And then there is reality, which demands our attention and our respect. America has been living in a dream world for almost twenty years, somehow managing to evade reality--social, economic and international. The process of economic unraveling is our pecuniary punishment for evading reality. Destructive war has been, and will be again, our national punishment. ... 'I don't believe that anybody in the administration thinks that there is a crisis,' said US Defense Secretary Robert Gates. While the entire world sees a crisis, while North Korea threatens to re-ignite the Korean War, President Obama and Secretary Gates fall back on hopes and dreams. The President hopes that China will discipline its errant North Korean child. ... This is the same Robert Gates who publicly warned that unless the [US] repairs its nuclear weapons infrastructure the US nuclear deterrent could become 'unreliable' by the end of this year. Gates' real concerns have little to do with the proliferation of North Korean nukes. What troubles him is the deconstruction of America's nukes. The nuclear genie left the bottle long ago. What else is new? ... As government revenue shrinks the administration borrows trillions to 'stimulate' the economy. Interest rates have been lowered, loans are being encouraged. The cause of our economic ailment is supposed to be the cure. Meanwhile, the cheapest weapon of defense--our nuclear arsenal--is no longer worth funding. In fact, it is viewed as immoral and questionable (as something from our reactionary past). ... What has protected the US mainland for the last six decdes is no longer in vogue. Our protection will be found in diplomacy, in promises set down on pieces of paper; promises made by foreign governments. ... Nuclear weapons cannot be un-invented. This has nothing to do with the Cold War. And besides, the Cold War never ended. It continues today, whether we acknowledge it or not", JRN, 29 May 2009, at:

"In the same sense that Toni Morrison claimed Bill Clinton was our first black president, Barack Obama could be thought of as another groundbreaker: our first female president. He displays every trope of femininity more than any female 'who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime' (to borrow Morrison's phrase about Clinton). ... Obama is filled with sensitivity (one might even say, empathy), he would rather talk then fight, is highly (yet selectively) compassionate and to top it all off, he has a finely tuned sense of fashion. BO attempts to collaborate with Europeans, South Americans, Muslims and nearly everyone else except the citizens of red state America. ... In addition, Obama has surrounded himself with women in most important security and foreign policy positions in his adminsitration. While some might choose to describe BO as our first metrosexual President, the clincher is that, consistent with all outward appearances, the Obama administration fights like a girl. ... With the arsenal of the world's sole remaining superpower avaliable to him, Obama sounds more like the UN Secretary general scrambling for the best euphemism to downplay each situation than a serious stateman with the greatest military and economic might on the planet to back him up. No matter what other qualities our bellgerent enemies might have, they are definitely men of action. ... I'm just grateful that Obama had the good sense to bow to the Saudi King at the G20 summit in London., At least he didn't curtsey", original italics, my emphasis, Ralph Alter (RA) 5 June 2009 at:

"Barack Obama's speech in Cairo is one of the most bizarre orations ever made by an US president, not a foreign policy statement but rather something invented by Obama, an international campaign speech, as if his main goal was to obtain votes in the next Egyptian primary. ... The first problem is that Obama said many things factually quite untrue, some ridiculously so. ... The interesting question is whether Obama consciously lied or really believes it. I'd prefer him to be lying, because if he's that ignorant than America and the world is in very deep trouble. ... An Associated Press headline reads, 'Obama's Islam Success Depends on Israel.' Is the entire 'Muslim World' just waiting for Israel to stop building a few thousand apartment units a year before deciding that America is great, reform is needed, and moderation wise", Barry Rubin, 5 June 2009 at

"In his speech last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a 'student of history.' But despite Barack Obama's image and an Ivy League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, in areas of both facts and interpretation. ... The Americans didn't free [Auschwitz or Treblikna]. ... [Obama] began, 'I know that I don't look like the Americans who've previously spoken in [Berlin].' He apparently forgot that for the prior eight years, the official faces of American foreign policy in Germany were Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. ... In the recent Cairo speech, Obama's historical allusions were even more suspect. Almost every one of his references was either misleading or incomplete. ... But the great colonizers of the Middle East were the Ottoman Muslims, who for centuries ruled with an iron fist. ... Obama also insisted that 'Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition.' Yet the Spanish Inquisition began in 1478; by then Cordoba had long been re-conquered by Spanish Christians, and was governed as a staunchly Christian city. ... Obama also stated: 'For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humilitation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights.' With all due respect to our president, this assertion is not fully accurate. The only thing that ended slavery in the [US] was the Civil War, which saw some 600,000 Americans--the vast majority of them white--lost in a violent struggle to ensure that nearly half the country would not remain a slave-owning society", Victor Hanson, at National Review, 11 June 2009.

Yes, JRN, I remember Ahmed Ben Bella, my 6 February 2008 post: As for the principle, this is Prophet's (PBUH) operating principle. In Mecca he was conciliatory. He raised an army and was warlike in Medina. As the Prophet (PBUH) said, "Deception is the essence of warfare". What is it we fail to understand in the West?

Let's look at some Obama stories. During the campaign "He" said "His" grandfather liberated Auschwitz. I remarked to a buddy of mine, "Obama's an ignoramus. Auschwitz was in Poland. It was liberated by the Russians". My buddy said, "You're the idiot. Obama spoke the truth". I said, "how"? My buddy, "Obama's grandfather was a member of the Red Army". Ouch. Obama once said he campaigned in all "57 states". I thought, "Fool. Are you a Heinz ketchup salesman? In my day, we had to memorize all the states, their capitals and place them on a map. Admittedly, it was easier then. There were only 48 states in those days. Recently three bloggers ascribed a different significance to Obama's "57 states" remark, noting the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIS) has 57 members. Ergo, Obama is confused, not realizing he is president of the US, not the OIS. Ohhh.

My best take on Obama: he is a spoiled child.

I first thought of Obama as a metrosexual after the arugula incident. Watching him bow to the Saudi King I thought, "He should ask the King if the King prefers a Japanese or Russian-style kowtow". Yes, Obama "fights like a girl". Why didn't Michelle accompany "Him" on his recent trip? Because when "He" asked Michelle to wear a chador in the King's presence, Michelle said, "what's the matter with you girl? I can whup the King easily". Then for emphasis she hit BO with a left hook, flooring him. I think. From the Samurai warriors' code, "Action is distilled intent". BO can talk. Humphrey Bogart in the "Maltese Falcon", 1941, BO ain't. Hey Don King, you have an opportunity here, Michelle v. The Saudi. 12 Rounds in Vegas. I like it. What's the morning line on Michelle?

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Who does Obama think TE Lawrence fought against and with in 1917? Which country did the UK get the Palestine Mandate from in 1920? POTUS Obama don't know nuttin'.


Anonymous said...

Oh... during the election I thought BO had some backbone.

He doesn't.

Can one acquire some grit while serving in the White House?

Let's hope so.

Anonymous said...

What you don't get, IA, is that the days of American empire are over.

It's time to do as George Washington said, avoid foreign entanglements and concentrate on defense and repairing the nation's health.

It's guys like you who supported Reagan and W. and fatally busted the federal budget.

But I agree with you about O. He is a disaster.

Just like Ronnie. These sociopaths will get you every time.

Independent Accountant said...

What leads you to believe I supported W?