“Morning Joe’s” Donny Deutsch Claims Trump Will Start a Civil War if Not Reelected…TDS is Real!

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Just when you think that the Liberal Pundits on the Fake News Channels can not get more hyperbolic…

FoxNews.com reports that

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” regular Donny Deutsch declared Thursday that President Trump is capable of starting a civil war before warning, “I’m not speaking hyperbole.”

The morning show panel was discussing comments made by Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who on Wednesday said he’s worried that if the president doesn’t win re-election, there will not be a “peaceful transition of power.”

Deutsch seemed to agree with Cohen, but took the prediction to an extreme next level.

“When he thought he was going to lose, he was teeing it up for a few days. It’s easy to forget that now,” Deutsch said. “If impeachment starts to happen, even if he loses an election, whatever inner move you think this guy is capable of doing to create a civil war, he will [do]… I’m not speaking hyperbole.”

Deutsch said Cohen knows Trump “better than anybody” and urged viewers to take his comments seriously.

“I think we really have to pay attention to that,” Deutsch said.

MSNBC’s Willie Geist then asked, “Does anyone doubt that Donald Trump would do that, even if he loses a free and fair election… he’ll start talking about voter fraud?”

Deutsch responded that he isn’t talking about voter fraud, but something far more serious before reminding viewers that Cohen said Trump “won’t leave” the White House peacefully.

NewsBusters contributing writer Alex Christy blasted the far-left morning show for the segment that “outrageously” claimed Trump could start a civil war to remain in power.

“The cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe like to view themselves as the defenders of truth and justice in an age when such ideals are supposedly under attack by President Trump. Any presidential hyperbole is condemned as a lie, while their own hyperbole is speaking truth to power,” Christy wrote. “Their irresponsibility and hypocrisy truly knows no bounds.”

This is quite a delicious bit of self-absorbed irony, isn’t it, gentle readers?

Donny Deutsch provides us with a textbook example of the blinding lack of self-awareness among the Far Left Liberal Elite of the Democratic Party.

They actually believe that everybody in America, including “Flyover  Country”, as they call us, have exactly the same Far Left anti-traditional American Faith and Values political ideology that they do.

They also believe that campaigning on killing babies after they are born, legalizing pot from coast to coast, allowing transgendered “athletes” to compete against their opposite God-given gender, and attempting to impeach President Trump will appeal to those of us working class Americans who stand outside arenas for hours to get in and see the President when he brings his MAGA Rally to our municipality.

What part of the fact that America has greatly improved economically under the presidency of Donald J. Trump, don’t they understand?

Do they actually believe that Americans want Open Borders?

Really?

Do they actually believe that a nation whose population in which 75% profess Jesus Christ as their Savior are cheering them standing up for abortion after birth?

All of them must be smoking all that dope which they want to legalize.

Sheesh.

Average Americans did not elect Trump as President because he is perfect.

We elected him because he spoke TO us, not DOWN TO us, as Barack Hussein Obama and his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, did.

And now, Little Donny, you’re worried about a “Civil War” breaking out if Trump is not reelected?

Judging from the field of candidates that your political party is offering up to battle to be their potential Presidential Candidate, the only way you guys are going to win in 2020, is if all of us “Deplorables” between the coasts keel over from laughing ourselves to death.

Oh, and if you “New Bolsheviks” ever get the idea to attempt a coup, since your first attempt is failing so miserably, just remember:

Average Americans still have our Bibles and guns.

You guys don’t even know which restroom to use.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Memphis City Council Sells Parks, Removes Confederate Statues Under Cover of Night, and Yet, the City’s Problems Remain – A KJ Analysis

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“Walking in Memphis.

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale.

Walking in Memphis.

But, do I really feel the way I feel?” – Marc Cohen, 1991

Personally, I feel like I’m gonna hurl.

In the grand tradition of the Barbarians of ISIS and the Communist Revolution of 1918, the Memphis City Council, relying on the cover of the dark of night, simply removed historical monuments which “offended” them.

Memphis’s CBS Affiliate, WREG, reports that

The statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest was hoisted off its platform and lowered to a truck at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday, 112 years after the Confederate general and former Memphis resident was memorialized in a city park.Memphis City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to remove two controversial Confederate statues in Memphis, those of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. They immediately approved the minutes.

Almost immediately, a heavy police presence surrounded the park and a crane rolled into Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue within minutes of the decision.

According to a tweet from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, the public parks have been sold to a private entity. He says the removal will be conducted by a private entity and will be compliant with the law.

Strickland is supposed to make a public comment at City Hall tonight.

The park property was transferred to a nonprofit called Memphis Greenspace. The group’s website lists its director as Van Turner, a former Shelby County commissioner.

Lee Millar with Sons of Confederate Veterans responded, “It is a deliberate attempt to avoid the state law and the city is breaking the law.”

The group in a Facebook post called the nonprofit the parks were sold to a “sham” and accused the city of desecrating Forrest’s gravesite.

The NAACP Memphis Branch said in a statement that history was made Wednesday. “The Memphis City Council and Mayor Jim Strickland heard the voices of the people who wanted these removed and legally made it happen.”

“We know we have more work to do, but it’s always nice to get a win,” said pastor Earle Fisher, who credited the work of Tami Sawyer with the group Takeemdown901 with pushing the issue. “I think it’s fair to say we would not be where we are today without her leadership.”

Fisher said the group would continue to fight for other issues such as pay and poverty.

City officials have said for some time that are unanimous in wanting Memphis’ Confederate statues removed before the 50th anniversary next year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in Memphis in April 1968.

Forrest, a Confederate general and slave trader in Memphis, was originally buried in Elmwood Cemetery. His grave was moved to Union Avenue and the equestrian statue built there in 1905.

Davis’ monument was placed Downtown in 1965.

As a 59-year-old resident of the Memphis Area, I have borne witness to the governmental mismanagement and resulting decay and degeneration of what was once one of the friendliest places in the country to live.

There are still friendly people in Memphis, but, chances are, they work in Memphis and are living in the suburbs, as I do.

The mass exodus of Memphis taxpayers started when Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who occupied that office from 1991-2008, told taxpayers of a Caucasian persuasion, if they did not like the way he was running the city, they could leave.

So, they did.

Since then, violent crime in Memphis has steadily risen, to the point where some suburban husbands will not allow their families to enter Memphis during the day or night.

On February 6, 2013, the Majority-Black-Democrat Memphis City Council renamed three Confederate-themed parks to prevent some State Legislators from blocking such name changes.

The council passed a resolution to immediately rename Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in downtown Memphis and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, which lies just a few miles away. The vote was 9-0 with three members abstaining.

And now, they have decided that because an era of American History is offensive to some, it is their job to censor history and remove any sort of reminder of that turbulent time.

Meanwhile, the black-on-black homicidal genocide continues in what was once the “City of Good Abode”, now #2 on the FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities List for 2017.

It must have been those Confederate Statues’ fault…it just HAS to have been the fault of the General and his wife…maybe even, his horse.

It has to have been.

Otherwise, the people who have been responsible for the descent of “The City of Good Abode” into Detroit South, where black Americans are being murdered every night of the week, would have to be held responsible for their own actions.

And we can’t have that, now…

Can we?

By the way, what those who moved the General don’t want you to dwell on is the fact that the General and his wife were buried beside the statue and therefore now have to be “relocated”.

Does this mean that we can dig up their relatives who have passed away and “relocate” them, too, if we find them to be “offensive”?

Just asking.

But, I digress…

It is time for the Memphis City Council to quite worrying about offending somebody or not be seen as being “politically correct” and to start worrying about the fact that Memphis has too much violent crime, which is affecting the city’s revenue in innumerable ways.

For instance, Memphis has no big conventions, such as the Annual Convocation of the Church of God in Christ, coming to it anymore because of inadequate convention space, which cannot be renovated and expanded because no big conventions will come to the Bluff City. Meanwhile, the Occupancy Rate of Memphis Hotels remains at a constant, stagnant 52%.

But, by gosh, by golly, now that the Memphis City Council has gotten rid of the General and ol’ Jeff Davis, decades of poor Democratic Stewardship will magically disappear and all of Memphis’ problems will be solved.

…And, I’m actually a blonde 22-year old Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader named “Buffy”.

If the City Council actually believes that Confederate Statues are the reason that Memphis, Tennessee has regressed from being an annual “City Beautiful Award” Winner to a city where the Homicide Rate finished #7 in the entire nation last year, I believe that they have their heads lodged firmly up a dark and lonely place.

At this rate, they might as well leave their heads where they are, because they are certainly not using them to think.

Will the last taxpayer in Memphis please turn off the lights?

Until He Comes.

KJ

How Can a Confederate General’s Statue Be Responsible for All of Memphis’ Problems? Here’s a Hint: It Isn’t.

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“Walking in Memphis.

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale.

Walking in Memphis.

But, do I really feel the way I feel?” – Marc Cohen, 1991

Personally, I feel a little nauseous.

US News and World Report recently filed the following story…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A city council in Tennessee plans to consider four different ways to deal with the growing uproar over the existence of two statues of Confederate leaders at city parks.

Council members in Memphis agreed Tuesday to discuss a resolution listing steps it can take to remove or board up statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Davis was the president of the Confederate States, while Forrest was a slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. Both statues have been the target of protests by activists who say the monuments represent racism and hate. Seven people were arrested after clashing with police during a protest at the location of the Forrest statue on Saturday.

Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since a rally earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent when white nationalists opposed to the city’s plan to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee clashed with counter protesters.

Council member Martavius Jones compared having the statues in public parks to erecting monuments to former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and others who organized attacks on the United States.

“It would be no different than having a monument to Osama bin Laden,” said Jones, who is black.

Supporters of keeping the statues in place believe they represent an important part of history. The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Memphis has said the statues do not represent white supremacy and it would be a mistake to remove the monuments.

The council voted in 2015 to relocate the Forrest statue. But the Tennessee Historical Commission blocked the move under the Heritage Protection Act, which bars removing or disturbing war memorials on public property. A request by the city to waive criteria for the statue’s removal was denied in 2016 by the commission.
 
The statue is at a park where the Sons of Confederate Veterans celebrate Forrest’s birthday each year, with men and women dressed in Civil War-era garb and waving Confederate flags. The remains of Forrest and his wife are buried under the statue. The city has said it wants to move the remains to a cemetery.

Attorney Allan Wade presented the four steps to the council. The first was the immediate removal of the statues by the city, which would violate state law.

“I don’t think we should go out and yank them down tomorrow without some due process,” Wade said.

The second option would be to sell the statues to private entities, such as museums, and remove them from the parks. But that move also would violate the law, unless the city gets a waiver from the commission, Wade said.

The third step would be to petition the state historical commission for a waiver to its rules. But that is a complicated, lengthy process that has little chance of succeeding, partly because two-thirds of the commission needs to approve the waiver and some members do not want the statues removed.

“It is probably easier to have someone executed by lethal injection than to get a waiver from the Tennessee Historical Commission,” Wade said.

The fourth option would be to board up the monuments in order to guard them from vandalism or destruction and reduce the chance they would attract protests that would threaten the safety of the public and police.

Some Memphis city council members agreed that too much money is being spent on guarding the statues and dealing with protests — and police could use those resources on their regular duties.
 
Tami Sawyer, a Memphis activist who is leading the movement to remove the monuments, said she was pleased with the council’s decision to consider the four options.

A Tennessee Historical Commission spokesman did not immediately return a call placed after working hours on Tuesday.

The council plans to discuss the resolution at its next meeting on Sept. 5.

As a 58-year-old resident of the Memphis Area, I have borne witness to the governmental mismanagement and resulting decay and degeneration of what was once of the friendliest places in the country to live.

There are still friendly people in Memphis, but, chances are, they work in Memphis and are living in the suburbs, like I do.

The mass exodus of Memphis taxpayers started when Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who occupied that office from 1991-2008, told taxpayers of a Caucasian persuasion, if they did not like the way he was running the city, they could leave.

So, they did.

Since then, violent crime in Memphis has steadily risen, to the point where some suburban husbands will not allow their families to enter Memphis during the day or night.

On February 6, 2013, the Majority-Black-Democrat Memphis City Council renamed three Confederate-themed parks to prevent some State legislators from blocking such name changes.

The council passed a resolution to immediately rename Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in downtown Memphis and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, which lies just a few miles away. The vote was 9-0 with three members abstaining.

And now, once again, they are going after someone who cannot fight back…because he’s dead.

Meanwhile, the black-on-black homicidal genocide continues in what was once the “City of Good Abode”, now #2 on the FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities List for 2017.

It must be those Confederate Statues’ fault…it just HAS to be the fault of the General and his wife…maybe even, his horse.

It has to be. Otherwise, the people who have been responsible for the descent of “The City of Good Abode” into Detroit South, where black Americans are being murdered every night of the week, would have to be held responsible for their own actions.

And we can’t have that, now…

Can we?

By the way, what those who want to move the General don’t want you to know is the fact that the General and his Wife are buried beside the statue and therefore would have to be dug up and “relocated”.

If the City Council goes ahead and does something stupid like that, does that mean that we can dig up their relatives who have passed away and “relocate” them, too?

Just asking.

But, I digress…

It is time for the Memphis City Council to quite worrying about the latest “Squirrel!”, specifically designed by the democrats to derail Trump’s Presidency and to start worrying about the fact that Memphis has too much violent crime which is affecting the city’s revenue in innumerable ways.

For instance, Memphis has no big conventions, such as the Annual Convocation of the Church of God in Christ, coming to it anymore because of inadequate convention space, which cannot be renovated and expanded because no big conventions will come to the Bluff City. Meanwhile, the Occupancy Rate of Memphis Hotels remains at a constant, stagnant 52%.

But, by gosh, by golly, if the City Council can just get rid of the General and the other statues, decades of poor Democratic Stewardship will magically disappear and all of Memphis’ problems will be solved.

…And, I’m actually a blonde 22-year old Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader named “Buffy”.

If the City Council actually believes that Confederate Statues are the reason that Memphis, Tennessee has regressed from being an annual “City Beautiful Award” Winner to a city where the Homicide Rate finished #7 in the entire nation last year, I believe that they have their heads lodged firmly up a dark and lonely place.

At this rate, they might as well leave their heads where they are, because they are certainly not using them to think.

Until He Comes.

KJ

 

Memphis and the General: Of History, Heritage, and Homicides

untitled (2)If Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and the City Council expected that once they voted to remove the bodies of Confederate Army Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, along with the statue of the General on his horse, from the Downtown Park which used to bear his name, that there would be no resistance, they overestimated themselves.

On Saturday, Breitbart .com reported the story…

On July 7 the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to exhume the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from its 110 year resting place and move it to another location.

The body of Forrest’s wife will be exhumed as well.

According to Local Memphis, the council voted to exhume Forrest’s remains from Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue. They plan to sell a statue of Forrest as well–they are thinking of “selling the statue to anyone who wants it.”

Forrest was a businessman who become wealthy in the cotton trade prior to the Civil War. He abandoned that to fight federal forces once the war commenced, eventually becoming a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army. He was known for waging brutal warfare against federal forces in Mississippi and Tennessee.

The Forrest family has made clear that they are “solidly opposed to digging up the graves and moving them any place.” They are opposed to moving the statue as well.

Some believe the Memphis City Council vote is another example of the anti-Confederacy hysteria that swept parts of the country after a photo surfaced of alleged Charleston gunman Dylann Roof posing with a Confederate flag. But city council member Janis Fullilove asked if the move has something to do with a rumored “$500 million [University of Tennessee] expansion” that would use the land where Forrest is currently buried.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Yesterday, a unique annual event happened, with the General looking on…

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Monday is Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee, as prescribed by state law.

On Sunday, hundreds of Forrest supporters filled Health Sciences Park as a part of an annual commemoration and to rally support for keeping the statue in place after the city council voted to remove the statue and the graves of Forrest and his wide.

Today’s event included Civil War re-enactors. Many brought Confederate flags.

“We’re here to show support to leave the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the park,” said Robert Rubel of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Liberals will tell you that the men and women, who came to the park yesterday, were ” a bunch of Right-Wing Extremists” and “bigoted haters.”

They weren’t.

They were average Americans from Memphis and its suburbs taking a stand, protecting their heritage.

Y’know, I never thought that I would halfway agree with ANYTHING that the Liberal “News” Site “The Huffington Post” published, and then they posted this…

In the creepiest development to emerge from the Confederate flag debate yet, the Memphis City Council intends to dig up General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s bones. Sure, he isn’t the most loved figure in history. He was a confederate general and, well, yeah he started the KKK. But c’mon.

This war on symbols of the confederacy might just have taken the leap from ‘possibly understandable’ to ‘get the straight-jackets’ level.

Are we really going to open the grave of this guy, and his wife no less, just to prove that we all think slavery was wrong? How is this different from ISIS destroying relics from Ancient Egypt because they think they are immoral? History is not always squeaky clean…in fact, it rarely is.

The city of Memphis already renamed the park where Forrest’s remains are located. Something that most reasonable people can understand. However, going so far as to dig up a person who has been buried in the same location for over 100 years is a bit…well…it’s macabre.

Slavery was horrible…but it happened. Historical landmarks aren’t always happy places. Just ask anyone who has ever visited la Place de la Concorde or the Tower of London.

History often sucks.

We can’t erase history. We shouldn’t erase history. We should teach about it, so we don’t make the same mistakes twice. Besides that, Memphis has bigger things to worry about.

According to the FBI, Memphis was the 3rd most dangerous city in the country in 2015 with 200,000 or more residents. That’s a real problem if you call Memphis home. Perhaps the city council should be a little more concerned about the present than the past.

As a 56 year old resident of the Memphis Area, I have borne witness to the governmental mismanagement and resulting decay and degeneration of what was once of the friendliest places in the country to live.

There are still friendly people in Memphis, but, chances are, they work in Memphis and are living in the suburbs, like I do.

The mass exodus of Memphis taxpayers started during the reign of the last mayor, when Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told taxpayers of a Caucasian persuasion, if they did not like the way he was running the city, they could leave.

So, they did.

Since then, violent crime in Memphis has steadily risen, to the point where some suburban husbands will not allow their families to enter Memphis during the day or night.

On February 6, 2013, the Majority-Black-Democrat Memphis City Council renamed three Confederate-themed parks, including the park in question, to prevent some State legislators from blocking such name changes.

The council passed a resolution to immediately rename Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in downtown Memphis and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, which lies just a few miles away. The vote was 9-0 with three members abstaining.

And now, they are going after someone who cannot fight back…because he’s dead.

Meanwhile, the black-on-black homicidal genocide continues in what was once the “City of Good Abode”, now #3 on the FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities List.

It must be the Confederate Flag’s fault…or, maybe, the fault of the General and his wife…maybe even, his horse.

It has to be. Otherwise, the people who have been responsible for the descent of “The City of Good Abode” into Detroit South, where black Americans are being murdered every night of the week, would have to be held responsible for their own actions.

And we can’t have that, now…

Can we?

Until He Comes.

KJ

The Syria Situation: Speak Loudly and Carry a Nerf Gun

obamaputinTomorrow night, President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) will address the nation, with the world watching, concerning his desire to attack Syrian President Assad, over the accusation that he used chemical weapons against his own people.

The president’s wishes continue to be  opposed by 80% of Americans., regardless of an endless stream of propaganda being thrown at us by the Administration and their Liberal minions, in Congress and the Main Stream Media.

All this propaganda has been overshadowed by the words, actions, and history of Obama himself, as it appears that the entire world has figured out that, as Clint Eastwood so aptly demonstrated at last year’s Republican National Convention, the President of these United States is nothing but an empty suit,, inflated by empty promises and threats.

And that fact, boys and girls, does not make our nation very safe at all.

Conrad Black, in an article for The New York Sun, wrote the following,

Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States.

The Soviet Union crumbled jurisdictionally: In 1990-1991, one country became the 16 formerly constituent republics of that country, and except perhaps for Belarus, none of them show much disposition to return to the Russian fold into which they had been gathered, almost always by brute force, over the previous 300 years.

The cataclysmic decline of France, of course, was the result of being overrun by Nazi Germany in 1940. And while it took until the return of de Gaulle in 1958 and the establishment of the Fifth Republic with durable governments and a serious currency, and the end of the Algerian War in 1962, and the addition of some other cubits to France’s stature, the largest step in its resurrection was accomplished by the Allied armies sweeping the Germans out of France in 1944.

What we are witnessing now in the United States, by contrast, is just the backwash of inept policy-making in Washington, and nothing that could not eventually be put right. But for this administration to redeem its credibility now would require a change of direction and method so radical it would be the national equivalent of the comeback of Lazarus: a miraculous revolution in the condition of an individual (President Obama), and a comparable metamorphosis (or a comprehensive replacement) of the astonishingly implausible claque around him.

Back on June 25th, Rush Limbaugh made an interesting point on his radio program,

What nobody apparently come to grips with is that the idea this country is being laughed at is what’s by design. This is the world’s last remaining superpower. There is no reason for what’s happening to this country to be happening unless somebody wants it to. We have the ability to project power anywhere in the world we want, and emerge victorious anywhere. Be it Iran, be it Iraq, be it Afghanistan, there’s nothing stopping us except us.

Rush was referring to a point which the inimitable Dr. Charles Krauthammer had made on Fox News the night before, when he said,

The fact that people do not like the United States is not new. What’s new is that these non-likers have no respect for the United States. Nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight. If there’s no element of respect or fear — and you saw it in the summit with the head of the United States and head of Russia and China within the last two weeks. They care nothing for what Obama says, and they know that when he makes a threat it carries no weight behind it.

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller,

…you can’t respect somebody who kisses your a@@.

Obama has spent his entire presidency kissing the hindquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood and all their off-shoots, as a part of his Foreign Policy Initiative titled, Smart Power!

As Presidents Carter and Clinton before him, he is finding out the hard way, at the expense of American lives, we are nothing but infidels to the Radical Muslims, to be used and lied to, for the purpose of Holy Jihad, and the ultimate triumph of Islam as a world-wide religion.

And, if Obama is so anxious to avenge murders, due to Islam ‘gone bad”, why is he refusing to honestly deal with what happened a year ago this Wednesday at the U.S. Embassy Compound in Benghazi, Libya?

As Lt. Col. Allen West reminded us in a Facebook Post, yesterday,

It’s Obama and his acolytes are embarking upon a media blitz to convey a failing message of US military engagement in Syria. Why should we listen to President Obama? He didn’t listen to the American people on Stimulus, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, NSA, not to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and various other actions contrary to our Constitution. Most egregious was Obama not listening to the American people, and without Congressional approval, taking his unilateral venture into Libya creating an Islamist base of operations. This week we shall remember the four Americans who were abandoned by Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton as they came under attack a year ago on 9-11. I am imploring and encouraging those Americans who love this country to embark upon their own blitz. Starting Monday through Tuesday evening, melt down the White House phone lines, email, Facebook, and Obama’s twitter with a simple message, “Remember the Benghazi 4.”.Where are Obama’s exertions and media blitz over the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, IMO Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glenn Doherty? NO to military action in Syria. Remember the Benghazi 4!

Al-Qaeda killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda killed the 4 Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. On September 11, 2013, President Barack Hussein Obama is asking Congress to vote in favor of involving us in the Syrian Civil War, on the side of Al Qaeda, who are laughing themselves silly over our dhimmi president.

Get the picture?

Pray for peace. Pray for America.

Until He comes,

KJ

The Syria Situation: Dishonoring the Memory of 9/11

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As I sit down to vent my anger, images of past events flood my memory…

I remember seeing that first plane crash into the World Trade Center.

I remember the look of incredulity and panic on the faces of Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and E.D. Hill. I remember the second plane on its approach, and the horrifying realization that this was no accident… that America was under attack. An attack, which turned out to have been planned and executed by Osama bin Laden, and a group of Saudi Arabians, members of the Muslim Terrorist Group, known as al-Qaeda.

I remember the images of Americans jumping out of windows to their certain death, rather than be consumed by the fires, raging around them. I remember the sickening thud as they hit the pavement.

I remember the images of the brave NYC Policemen and Firemen as they rushed into the World Trade Center…never to return.

I remember watcing the First Tower collapse…then, the second one. I remember a heroic Mayor Rudy Guilani, out in the middle of the devastation, doing whatever he could to get New Yorkers to safety.

I remember President George W. Bush coming on television, with a look of steely determination, as he announced that we would be avenged.

I remember him standing on that heap of rubble that used to be a part of the World Trade Center, side by side with that fireman, telling the assembled crowd, through his bullhorn, that “the world will hear from us”.

And, it did.

I remember Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama, telling a bunch of donors at a private meeting, that Americans were “bitterly clinging to their guns and (Christian) religion.”

I remember the new president, Barack Hussein Obama, saying that America was “no longer (just) a Christian Nation.”

I remember, on the 10th Anniversary of the worst Terrorist Attack ever perpetrated on American soil. as our flag passed in review, in front of President Barack Hussein Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, her turning to him and saying in his ear,

All this for a flag.

I remember last year, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the massacre of Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other brave Americans, at the U.S. Embassy Compound in Benghazi, Libya by, what turned out to be Muslim Terrorists.

I also remember the Obama Administration telling the world, over and over again, that it was the fault of an anti-Islamic youtube.com video, which no one had ever watched, rather than offend his new “allies”, the authors of “Arab Spring,” the Radical Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And now, 5 days away from the thirteenth Anniversary of 9/11, Obama and his lackey, Secretary of State John (I served in Vietnam, even though I’m a wuss) Kerry, want us to intervene in a Civil War, in the Middle Eastern country of Syria, because, allegedly, President Assad killed a bunch of his own citizens with a Weapon of Mass Destruction, a chemical weapon.

Obama’s original justification was the fact that in August of 2012, in a remark made off-teleprompter, he warned that the use of chemical weapons, would “cross a red line”, a recorded statement, which he now denies making.

So, like the petulant president that he is, Obama is insisting that we participate “in a limited engagement” to “punish Assad for using chemical weapons”.

However, as I have been theorizing in previous posts, I believe that there is more to this whole bloody mess…a lot more. I believe that some sort of deal was struck with the Muslim Brotherhood, and through them, their “brothers” in al Qaeda to get rid of Assad, and allow them to move into the seat of power in Syria, as they did in Libya and Egypt, with Obama and his Administration’s Approval.

What Obama did not count on, was the blow-back he would encounter from Americans of all political affiliations, race, and social status. So, in order to cover his rear, he asked Congress to vote on it, knowing, in his own deviant mid, that regardless of the outcome of the vote, he, being the President of the United States, would still have the power to go ahead with the intervention on behalf of his Muslim Brothers.

What he may not have counted on, was the camouflage, which he has worked so hard on constructing, concerning this “humanitarian intervention”, has begun to slip away.

It was revealed yesterday, that, the Syrian Rebels, which Obama and Kerry had been portraying as “Moderates,” are actually full-blown al Qaeda members, who have been executing government solders, killing Syrian Christians, and issuing promises to kill more Christians, if Obama puts them in power.

During this whole thing, Obama has been refusing to directly address the Nation. Instead, having his horse-faced lackey, Sec. of State John Kerry do it. Unfortunately for Obama, that didn’t work.

So, here were are.

Next Wednesday, the United States Congress will be voting on whether or not to assist the same Muslim Terrorist Group which produced the cold-blooded, barbaric murderers of 3,000 American Citizens, in their attempt to take over the government of Syria.

On the 13th Anniversary of 9/11, our nation’s elected leaders are going to be voting whether or not to support the Syrian takeover by al Qaeda.

If they pass the measure, they will dishonor the memory of all those Americans killed that horrible day.

And…in the midterm elections of 2014, they themselves will be the victims of the worst Political Massacre in American History.

As the late, great Bobby Darin wrote and sang,

Come and sing a simple song of freedom

Sing it like you’ve never sung before

Let it fill the air

Tell the people everywhere

We, the people here, don’t want a war

Call your Congressmen, Americans, and, tell them that their jobs depends on them voting not to intervene in Syria’s Civil War.

Let’s Roll!

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Syria Situation: “For, I Have Promises to Keep”…

michelleobama2You’re the President of the United States. Over the past few years, as part of Smart Power!, and your promised outreach to the Muslim World, you have met several times with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood and other Radical Muslim Terrorist groups. Over course, no one will ever know that, as a judge has now ruled that the White House Visitors’ Log may remain private and sealed from view.

You recently announced that President Assad of Syria had released chemical weapons on his own people, and, in the process, he crossed the “thin red line” that you warned him about crossing, several months ago.

So now, you are ready to sooth your bruised ego by launching U.S. Navy Missiles into Syria, in what you euphemistically refer to as “a surgical strike”.

In order to accomplish your goal. you sought to gather support from America’s European Allies, the UK, France, and Germany.

German told you to go jump. Then, England’s Parliament formed an Amen Chorus, backing up what Germany said, much to the chagrin of Prime Minister Cameron. That leaves you with France, who may or may not desert you.

Given their War Record, it’s even money whether they will stand by you, or drop their rifles, in the manner in which they always do..

If you are Barak Hussein Obama, you are asking yourself why you cannot get any support from America’s traditional allies.

Well, Mr. President, perhaps these other world leaders do not think that throwing over Assad to replace him with an al Qaeda-led government is  a good idea.

And, they would be right.

The problem for Obama is the fact that he has acted like a horse’s rear on the world stage. His alligator mouth has written a check that his humming bird rear end cannot cash.

You thought that you were a beloved president. Then, you saw the poll which shows that 8o % of Americans oppose your proposed attack on Libya.

That’s a bummer, because during the trips which the Radical Muslim Leaders made to the White House. you promised them “things”, such as your support for Arab Spring. of which the overthrow of Assad in Syria is simply another “show of democracy”. (*COUGH*COUGH*)

You know in your heart, that, if you take out Assad, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda will “owe you” and therefore, be willing to come to the Negotiation Table, perhaps gaining you another Nobel Peace Prize.

So, you go on TV on Saturday, and tell the world, that you are going to let Congress decide whether to attack Syria, or not.

Even though, you are

leaving the door open to moving ahead with a military strike on Syria even if Congress votes against it, adding to the confusion over the president’s evolving position.

…One senior State Department official, though, told Fox News that the president’s goal to take military action will indeed be carried out, regardless of whether Congress votes to approve the use of force.

Other senior administration officials said Obama is merely leaving the door open to that possibility. They say he would prefer that Congress approve a military attack on the Assad regime, in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, and will wait to see what Congress does before making any final decisions on authorizing military force.

Yet the possibility that Obama would move ahead without the support of Congress is sure to stir confusion among lawmakers, who had – for the most part – applauded his decision to seek their input first, though others claimed he was “abdicating his responsibility” by punting to Congress. It would raise questions about why he decided to seek congressional input at all, after having moved military assets into position immediately, and then waited days and possibly weeks for a debate in Washington.

The senior State Department official told Fox News that every major player on the National Security Council – including the commander-in-chief – was in accord Friday night on the need for military action, and that the president’s decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of them.

However, the aide insisted the request for Congress to vote did not supplant the president’s earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.

“That’s going to happen, anyway,” the source told Fox News, adding that that was why the president, in his Rose Garden remarks, was careful to establish that he believes he has the authority to launch such strikes even without congressional authorization.

Other senior administration officials, outside of the Department of State, would not confirm as much, telling reporters only that the door had been left open for the president to proceed without congressional authorization.

This is what is known as a political ploy, boys and girls. Obama does not care what Congress thinks. He has already made promises to his new “Allies” which he intends to keep.

Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin  nailed it yesterday, as she usually does, during this post on her Facebook Page:

* We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.

* Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.

* Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.

* As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.

‘Cuda is right. America has no vital interest in inserting ourselves into a Middle Eastern Civil War, in which there are no “Good Guys”.

HOWEVER, PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA DOES.

May God protect us.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

The Syria Situation: The President Who Couldn’t (and, Wouldn’t) Shoot Straight

obamabowYesterday afternoon, a high-ranking Administration official spoke to the American people, in a quest to win support for attacking Syria and interfering in a Civil War.

And, it was not President Barack Hussein Obama, it was John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry, the Secretary of State.

Lurch (Secretary of State John Kerry) presented the Administration’s case for attacking Syria, in a prosecutorial fashion, laying out meticulously prepared points, one after another…

…in order to protect sources and methods, some of what we know will only be released to members of Congress, the representatives of the American people.

That means that some things we do know, we can’t talk about publicly.

So, what do we really know that we can talk about? Well, we know that the Assad regime has the largest chemical weapons program in the entire Middle East. We know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year, and has used them on a smaller scale but still it has used them against its own people, including not very far from where last Wednesday’s attack happened.

We know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the Damascus suburbs of the opposition, and it was frustrated that it hadn’t succeeded in doing so. We know that for three days before the attack the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons personnel were on the ground, in the area, making preparations. And we know that the Syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. We know that these were specific instructions.

We know where the rockets were launched from, and at what time. We know where they landed, and when. We know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas, and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods.

And we know, as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media. With our own eyes we have seen the thousands of reports from 11 separate sites in the Damascus suburbs. All of them show and report victims with breathing difficulties, people twitching, with spasms, coughing, rapid heartbeats, foaming at the mouth, unconsciousness and death.

And we know it was it was ordinary Syrian citizens who reported all of these horrors.

…Now, we know that after a decade of conflict, the American people are tired of war. Believe me, I am too. But fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. Just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about.

And history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator’s wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings, against all common understanding of decency. These things, we do know.

We also know that we have a president who does what he says that he will do. And he has said very clearly that whatever decision he makes in Syria, it will bear no resemblance to Afghanistan, Iraq or even Libya. It will not involve any boots on the ground. It will not be open-ended. And it will not assume responsibility for a civil war that is already well underway.

The president has been clear: Any action that he might decide to take will be limited and tailored response to ensure that a despot’s brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons is held accountable. And ultimately, we are committed, we remain committed, we believe it’s the primary objective is to have a diplomatic process that can resolve this through negotiation because we know there is no ultimate military solution. It has to be political. It has to happen at the negotiating table. And we are deeply committed to getting there.

Uh huh. And, Obamacare will not cost anyone their jobs. Oh…and you can keep your doctor.

Hearing from the Haughty One, John F. Kerry, is all well and good. However, why didn’t the author of this pre-fabricated war come out and speak to the American People live, instead of taping a short speech to air after SOS Kerry did his job for him?

Perhaps it was because he knows that 80% of Americans want no part of his Pre-Fab War.

Obama was either too scared to speak to us yesterday, or he considers us all ignorant peons, who are not worth his time or consideration.

Which would account for the fact that Obama has kept us in the dark concerning the fact that the Syrian Rebels, otherwise known as al Qaeda, have Saudi Arabian backing.

You remember Saudi Arabia, the ones who putz around with our oil prices, who own an interest in Fox News, and the nation who gave birth to the murderous Radical Muslims, who were responsible for the largest Terrorist attack ever perpetrated on American soil, during which over 3,000 Americans were slaughtered, the day which shall live in infamy, September 11, 2001?

Yeah, those guys.

Per syrianews.cc,

The totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia, one of the best friends of the Western “democratic governments”, has sent weapons to the hands of the Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoot in the northern region of the Arab nation and according to several reports by the journalist team of ANNA news, these reports about Saudi weapons and ammunition in the hands of Al Qaeda in northern Syria are true.

The team of ANNA news on site in Syria had recently already reported that several foreign-backed terrorist groups used a new kind of missiles in their attacks on troops of the Syrian Arab army (SAA). In addition the team of ANNA news even had luck some weeks ago because a group of foreign-supported terrorists had also fired several of this new kind of missiles on the team.

According to the recent reports about Saudi weapons and military equipment in the hands of the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch in northern Syria about 60% of the arms shipments by the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia to Syria have been supplied by Saudi Arabia to the jihadist groups, which are linked to the al-Qaeda offshoot on Syrian soil. The United Nations (UN) has received some intelligence information that confirms the delivery of Saudi weapons and ammunition to the Islamist forces in northern Syria.

In a new report by the Lebanese newspaper “al-Akhbar”, the intelligence information that has been received by the United Nations (UN) confirms that the Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front / Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoot) as well as the Islamic Emirate of Iraq and Sham, also linked to the terrorist organization of Al Qaeda, once established by the U.S. administration, have received the major part of the shipped weapons cargos from the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia to the foreign-backed terrorists in Syria.

The same will happen with the upcoming shipments of U.S. weapons and Israeli arms to Syria due to the situation that the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch is already more powerful and present in Syria than e.g. the foreign-supported criminals and terrorists of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA).

In addition, it is not a huge surprise that Saudi weapons have arrived in the hands of Islamists and jihadists in Syria. The totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia is not only one of the best friends of Western states but also one of the biggest sponsors of terrorism on this planet – while the dictatorship oppresses its own people and also destroys ancient religious places in Saudi Arabia in order to build supermarkets, malls, and hotels for tourists.

The totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia has supplied a lot of weapons from one of the East European countries, which were alleged to be shipped to the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) in Syria, but the dictatorship in Riyadh has finally delivered the weapons and ammunition to the Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist brigades in Syria, according to the new report by the Lebanese daily “al-Akbhar” from yesterday.

The Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations (UN), Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, has recently already confirmed the arms deal between Saudi Arabia and the Israeli regime. Birds of a feather flock together. According to reports, the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia made this deal with the Israeli regime about weapons from Israel in order to also sent these Israeli arms to the foreign-backed terrorists on Syrian soil. This is, to be honest, a declaration of war by Saudi Arabia in direction to the Syrian government and the Syrian people.

Yesterday, pundits all over the Internet were writing that we are about to go to war, simply because Obama’s ego is bruised, because Assad daring to cross an imaginary “red line”, which Scooter ad-libbed about in a speech many months ago.

I believe that there is more to this situation than that. I believe that during the meetings at the White House with the Muslim Brotherhood, an agreement was reached to back their efforts, including those of their off-shoot, al Qaeda, to bring the entire Middle East under Radical Muslim rule, as a part of a never-ending “Arab Spring”.

The reason that Obama did not face the nation, live in front of the cameras yesterday, and announce his decision, is due to the tremendous blowback he is receiving, concerning his plans to basically facilitate a regime change in Syria.

Yes. Assad is a bad guy. However, it is very obvious to anyone who is paying attention, what Obama is actually doing.

I am certain that he is being called out by his own Party Leaders, and other Advisers within his Administration, as to how feckless he is looking to American citizens and the rest of the world, including our enemies.

Now, Obama is caught between a rock and a hard place. He either alienates his “allies” in the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda, or he risks possible impeachment hearings, for getting us involved in another country’s Civil War.

Either way, the Manchurian President is “choomed”.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Bosnia…Libya…Syria

clintoncartoonIn the late 1990s, President Bill “Bubba” Clinton got our country involved in another nation’s civil war.

On August 15, 1996, Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice-President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and the author of Beyond NATO: Staying Out of Europe’s Wars. wrote a Foreign Policy Brief titled “The Domino Theory Reborn:  Clinton’s Bosnia Intervention and the “Wider War” Thesis.”

Here is an excerpt.

President Clinton’s assertion that the U.S.-led NATO mission in Bosnia is essential to prevent a wider European war is erroneous. Two of the wider war scenarios–Serbia as a runaway expansionist power like Nazi Germany and the prospect that the Bosnian conflict could ignite a continental conflagration just as a Balkan incident sparked World War I–are so far-fetched that they should be dismissed out of hand.

The other two scenarios–that copycat aggressors elsewhere in Europe would be emboldened by a NATO failure in Bosnia and that a Bosnia-style war could erupt in the southern Balkans, especially in Kosovo and Macedonia–have greater validity. But the success or failure of the Bosnia mission will have little impact on such dangers. Conflicts in other parts of Europe arise from local conditions and historical factors, and the belligerents will continue to pursue their unique agendas. War in the southern Balkans would not be a matter of the Bosnian conflict’s “spreading.” The disputes over Kosovo and Macedonia involve different grievances and, largely, a different set of potential adversaries.

The wider war thesis is merely a refurbished domino theory. Not every armed conflict in Europe is destined to lead to a massive war that would affect important American security interests.

…President Clinton repeatedly defended his decision to send American troops to Bosnia by insisting that if the United States and its NATO allies did not take steps to solidify the fragile peace in that country, they would risk the outbreak of a “wider war.” Such a conflict would threaten overall European stability, which is deemed important to America’s own security and well-being. Thus, in addition to any moral imperative to stop the carnage in Bosnia, the United States had no choice but to assume a leadership role to suppress the fighting, lest Europe descend into chaos for the third time this century.

The president used that reasoning in a November 1995 letter to House Speaker Newt Gingrich shortly before the signing of the Dayton accord.

This Administration, and that of previous Democratic and Republican Presidents, have been firmly committed to the principle that the security and stability of Europe is of fundamental interest to the United States. The conflict in Bosnia is the most dangerous threat to European security since the end of World War II. If the negotiations fail and the war resumes, as it in all probability would, there is the very real risk that it could spread beyond Bosnia, and involve Europe’s new democracies as well as our NATO allies. Twice this century, we paid a heavy price for turning our backs to conflict in Europe.

Secretary of State Warren Christopher had made a similar argument earlier, contending, “Twice in this century we have had to send our soldiers to fight in wars that began in Central Europe.” On another occasion he insisted that unless the Dayton peace accord succeeded, the Bosnian conflict could someday involve “the rest of Europe.” James Steinberg, director of policy planning at the State Department, was equally apocalyptic. “Without U.S. leadership in Bosnia, we would face the imminent danger of a widening war that could embroil our allies, undermine NATO’s credibility, destabilize nearby democracies, and drive a wedge between the United States and Russia.”

The president and his advisers tend to be vague, how-ever, about how the bloodletting in Bosnia could lead to a wider European war. Proponents of the U.S.-led peace enforcement mission act as though that danger were self-evident, but a careful examination suggests that most of the wider war scenarios are implausible.

That conclusion has important implications beyond the administration’s Bosnia policy, for the assumption that small conflicts will usually lead to larger ones is a crucial premise underlying Washington’s global network of security commitments. A proactive U.S. policy (including a military presence) in such regions as Europe, East Asia, and the Persian Gulf is supposedly essential because it preserves stability and makes any armed disruption less likely. Without that stabilizing U.S. role, the argument goes, there will be a proliferation of minor conflicts, any one of which may ignite a regional war that will entangle the United States. But if the wider war thesis is invalid with regard to Bosnia, serious questions ought to be raised about its validity elsewhere–indeed, about the intellectual foundation of America’s overall security strategy.

Current United States President Barack Hussein Obama, already made history repeat itself, by getting us involved in the civil war in Libya, which led to a Radical Muslim government being installed, and eventually, 4 brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, being savagely murdered.

Now…it appears that Obama is about to double down…

The Daily Caller’s Ariel Cohen reported yesterday that…

The White House said Friday it does not plan to send U.S. troops into Syria, despite offering aid to rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

“Nobody has asked us to [go into Syria]. The Syrian opposition does not think that it’s a good idea,” Ben Rhodes, current Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication, said during a White House press conference Thursday evening. ”We certainly don’t think it’s in our national interest to send U.S. troops.”

The White House distinguished their actions in the Middle East from those of the previous administration’s, expressing a reluctance to enter a scenario similar to the 2003 Iraq War.

“We need to be humble here about our ability to solve the problem in Syria,” Rhodes said. “I think recent history teaches us that even when you have U.S. troops on the ground, you’re not necessarily going to be able to prevent violence amongst civilian populations. We saw that in Iraq, for instance. And at the same time, when U.S. troops are on the ground, that involves us in a much more dramatic way of making us the issue instead of the interest of the country where we are.”

Instead of sending U.S. troops into Syria, Obama plans to help opposition groups on the ground.

“Our stated national policy is for Bashar Al-Assad leave power,” Rhodes said. “It is our preference that this be done politically, but we are going to continue supporting those in Syria who are working for a post-Assad future.”

Rhodes said that the best course of action in Syria is to strengthen a “moderate opposition that would be able to represent the broader Syrian public” by providing aid to the rebel groups, but the administration has yet to comment on the specifics of the aid.

“While I understand the interests, we’re just not going to be able to get into that level of detail about the type of resistance that we provide,” Rhodes said.

“I’m not going to be able to inventory the types of support that we’re going to provide to the [Syrian Military Council], but I’d point to my previous answers — suffice it to say that a decision has been made about providing additional direct support to the SMC to strengthen their effectiveness,” Rhodes said. “This is more a situation where we’re just not going to be able to lay out an inventory of what exactly falls under the scope of that assistance, other than to communicate that we have made that decision.”

Critics opposing U.S. involvement in Syria claim that the White House can never be completely sure who receives American aid within the rebel groups — or how they will use it.

“It is unclear what national security interests we have in the civil war in Syria,” Kentucky Republicans Sen. Rand Paul wrote in a CNN.com piece warning against American intervention in the Middle East. “It is very clear that any attempt to aid the Syrian rebels would be complicated and dangerous, precisely because we don’t know who these people are.”

As I first reported in May, there is just one problem with arming these “Freedom Fighters”. It’s the same “problem” that we faced in Libya.

BBC.co.uk reported the following on April 10th…

The leader of the al-Nusra Front, a jihadist group fighting in Syria, has pledged allegiance to the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani said the group’s behaviour in Syria would not change as a result.

Al-Nusra claims to be have carried out many suicide bombings and guerrilla attacks against state targets.

On Tuesday, al-Qaeda in Iraq announced a merger with al-Nusra, but Mr Jawlani said he had not been consulted on this.

Al-Nusra has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the US.

Debates among Western leaders over whether to arm Syria’s rebels have often raised the concern of weapons ending up in the hands of groups such as al-Nusra.

“The sons of al-Nusra Front pledge allegiance to Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri,” Mr Jawlani said in a recording released on Wednesday.

But Mr Jawlani said al-Nusra had not been consulted on the merger with al-Qaeda in Iraq and insisted his group would not change its stance in Syria.

The al-Nusra statement assured Syrians that the “good behaviour” they had experienced from the front on the ground would continue unchanged, the BBC’s Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Lebanon.

Mr Jawlani said that the oath of allegiance to Zawahiri “will not change anything in its policies”, our correspondent adds.

In his biography, “The Audacity of Hope”, written by Bomber Bill Ayers, Obama says that,

I will stand with them [Muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

That ugly direction is the Middle East…again.

Until He Comes,

KJ