Russia, China, North Korea, and the “Rodney Dangerfield” President

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I don’t get no respect – Rodney Dangerfield

FoxNews.com reports that

Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged President Biden to an on-air conversation to discuss Biden’s latest warning that Putin would “pay a price,” following a report containing evidence of attempted Russian-interference in the 2020 election.

“I’ve just thought of this now,” Putin told a reporter in Moscow Thursday. “I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it actually live. But with no delays, directly in an open, direct discussion.”

Putin said that as the world’s two leading superpowers, he thought the dialogue would prove interesting for the U.S. and Russian people, as well as for the international community.

Biden made headlines this week after an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, when the president was asked if he thought Putin was a “killer,” to which he answered “I do.”

Putin responded Thursday by saying, “It takes one to know one.”

The White House did not immediately return Fox News’ questions on whether Biden intends to speak publically with Putin.

In a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, when asked by reporters if Biden regretted his remarks, Psaki said, “Nope.”

“The president gave a direct answer to a direct question,” she added.

Putin suggested holding the live conversation as soon as Friday or Monday, adding that he wants to “relax a little” this weekend by heading to the forested region in northern Russia, known as the tiaga.

“We are ready any time that is convenient for the American side,” he added.

A declassified report released Tuesday by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, found that while no foreign powers “manipulated any election results,” Russia sought to influence public opinion in opposition of Biden.

“The price he is going to pay, well, you’ll see shortly,” Biden threatened.

Russia recalled its ambassador to the United States following the president’s remarks.

Meanwhile, Newsmax.com reported that

Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world on Thursday as the two sides met face-to-face for the first time since President Joe Biden took office.

In unusually pointed remarks for a staid diplomatic meeting, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi took aim at each other’s country’s policies at the start of two days of talks in Alaska.

The contentious tone of their public comments suggested the private discussions would be even more rocky.

The Chinese foreign affairs chief slammed Biden, remarking…

“We believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world,” he said. “Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States.”

And, finally, CNBC.com reported that

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent an eerie message to the United States on Tuesday, as Biden administration officials arrive for high-level talks in Japan and South Korea.

“We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off [gun] powder smell in our land,” Kim Yo Jong said in a statement referencing joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises in the region.

“If it [the U.S.] wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step,” she added, according to an English translation.

Other that that, the entire world loves and respects Sleepy Joe.

Yeah, right.

I really do not know what Biden’s Handlers and the Democrat elite think that they are accomplishing by using dementia-riddled, doddering old Joe Biden as a puppet sitting in the Oval Office.

Putin just told the entire world that Biden is impaired and could not possibly handle a live discussion with him.

Then, the Chinese foreign affairs chief hit the nail on the head when he made his comment about the lack of “confidence in the democracy of the United States”, a veiled reference to the 2020 Presidential Election, which was stolen by the Democrats.

And finally, Kim Jong Un’s crazy sister out-and-out threatened us.

Our enemies do not respect Biden the way that they did President Trump.

How could they?

They watched the videos of his campaign and his appearances then and now, as President.

They see how frail and impaired that he has become.

Their intelligence agencies have, no doubt, uncovered information about this whole charade, known as the Biden Presidency, which his Handlers and the Democrat Elite are desperately trying to keep hidden from the American people.

President Ronald Reagan famously said,

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

There is no way that Joe Biden will ever gain the respect of our Sovereign Nation’s enemies.

Heck, even as I write this, late on Thursday evening, they are probably still laughing over him identifying his Vice-President as “President Harris” earlier today.

We are so screwed.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump Grounds Pelosi – Can You Hear Me Now?

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https://twitter.com/dbongino/status/1086012726776872960

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump’s decision Thursday to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi military aircraft for an overseas trip drew sharp reactions from both Democrats and Republicans.

In a letter to Pelosi, the president “postponed” the trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart. The “excursion” would be rescheduled following the end of the partial government shutdown, he said.

“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” Trump wrote. “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown.”

While Trump pulled the plug on using military aircraft for the journey, he gave the Democratic leader the option of flying commercially.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump wrote.

The president’s move to cancel Pelosi’s trip came after the House speaker’s request to delay his annual State of the Union address — though one White House official claimed the aircraft decision was not a “response” to Pelosi’s letter.

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a frequent supporter of the administration, admonished both Trump and Pelosi for their actions, tweeting: “One sophomoric response does not deserve another.”

“Speaker Pelosi’s threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political,” Graham continued. “President Trump denying Speaker Pelosi military travel to visit our troops in Afghanistan, our allies in Egypt and NATO is also inappropriate.”

Graham continued on Twitter, writing that he approved of Pelosi’s efforts to visit U.S. troops, but was “very disappointed she’s playing politics with the State of the Union.”

“I wish our political leadership could find the same desire to work for common goals as those who serve our nation in uniform and other capacities,” he tweeted.

There appeared to be some conflicting information as to where the delegation was traveling, however. In his letter, Trump wrote that the trip was to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.

But Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, tweeted that the group was going to Afghanistan, with “a required stop in Brussels for pilot rest.” But they were not scheduled to visit Egypt, he wrote.

“In Brussels, the delegation was scheduled to meet with top NATO commanders, U.S. military leaders and key allies–to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance,” Hammill tweeted. “The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform for their service & dedication, & to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD., criticized Trump’s maneuver, saying it was “petty,” “small” and “vindictive.”

“It is unbecoming of the president of the United States. But it is unfortunately a daily occurrence,” he told reporters.

Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted an offer to the Speaker, inviting her to join himself and fellow Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs “at the border this weekend” in their home state.

Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida also tweeted, calling out the “tit-for-tat move,” saying Pelosi was “the only one” involved in the trip who was “being singled out.”

Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Fellow Travelers in the House of Representatives remind me of a young fellow I had working with me several years ago when I was a Director of Audio Visual Services in a Convention Center in an area full of Hotels and Casinos.

When this fellow was hired on by my company as my Assistant Director, he somehow got it in his head that he was my equal, not my subordinate.

Needless to say, after about a year of me doing most of the work, selling our services, planning events, and setting up and tearing down events, he was shown the door.

Since she regained the position of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has viewed herself as President Trump’s equal, if not his superior.

Yesterday, she received her comeuppance.

This whole fight for dominance reminds me of the Classic movie “Caddyshack”, in which the late, great Rodney Dangerfield played a hard-working Blue Collar American who had made a fortune in the construction business. He joined a country club named Bushwood for the purpose of playing golf and conducting business with clients while on the links.

The snotty folks whose families had been members for years looked down their noses at him. In their eyes, he just didn’t belong. He laughed too much and didn’t behave as they did. They also believed that this “common” man wasn’t as smart as they were.

In the end, he triumphed over the snobs, helping a young caddy out along the way.

President Donald J. Trump has come into Washington, DC and upset the Elite’s Political Apple Cart, disrupting the Washingtonian Status Quo.

Professional Politicians, on both sides of the Political Aisle, have never understood the fact that this outsider whom average Americans elected as our 45th President, is a very intelligent man.

He is a self-made BILLIONAIRE, for gosh sakes.

Pelosi, Hoyer, Schiff, and their fellow Democrats in the House thought they would be able to outwit Trump, trick him, or outlast him in the fight for a wall on our Southern Border.

They thought wrong.

Pelosi’s petulant attempt to cancel the State of the Union Address by lying about security issues precipitated Trump’s actions of yesterday.

The Speaker and over 100 fellow Democrats were about to leave on a trip designed to undermine President Trump’s Foreign Policy.

Trump’s action yesterday was not only appropriate, it was brilliant.

By cancelling Pelosi’s use of that military transport plane, he not only reminded her who is the Commander-in-Chief, he embarrassed the Democrats in front of the American people and the entire world.

Pelosi’s already taken a vacation to Hawaii and other Democrats went to Puerto Rico to be bribed by Lobbyists (I’m sure).

It’s time for them to act like public servants and work with the president to secure our nation’s Southern Border.

Our National Security is at stake.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

House IT Vendor Stole Equipment and Info From DWS and Several Dems on Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees

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While the entire Democratic Party Apparatus has been worried about the Fake News Story of possible collusion by President Trump and his Campaign Staff with the Russians, it appears that actual collusion of another kind was occurring under their upturned noses.

Back on May 22, 2017, The Daily Caller reported that

A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.

The Awans are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network,” according to Politico. Many of the Democrats who employed the Awans are members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (A list of potentially compromised members is listed below.)

Their positions gave them access to members’ emails and confidential files. In addition, Imran was given the password for an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. The five came to the U.S. from Pakistan.

Since the investigation became public, the Awans have abruptly moved from longtime homes in Lorton and Springfield, Va.
Imran and Hina recently withdrew their children from their schools, according to members of the Holly Elementary and Lorton Station Middle school communities. Multiple people said Hina told them she was headed to Pakistan where the family has significant property.

Real estate records show Hina listed both the Lorton house and an apartment she owns for sale.

“I came to know from one of their relatives that Hina Alvi and her daughters are moved to Pakistan, Hina Alvi saying ‘we have moved here in Pakistan permanently,’” the Awans’ stepmother, Samina Gilani, told TheDCNF.

Two other sources close to the family, who requested anonymity because they believe it is a “national security issue,” also said that Hina has gone to Pakistan.

Gilani said in court documents the Awan brothers have convinced Pakistani officials that they are VIPs and travel the country with a police motorcade — an assertion that seemingly gives them a major incentive to seek protection there, as well as raising questions about how the computer jockeys obtained that status.

Other court documents and multiple people involved in various financial disputes with Imran told TheDCNF that he was quick to represent himself as “from the U.S. Congress” in personal matters.

The family received more than $4 million in congressional pay, yet their lifestyles in the U.S. were not overly luxurious. Gilani said significant assets were stored in Pakistan.

When Imran and Hina moved out of their 3,200 square foot home in Lorton, Imran told a neighbor he was moving into a home his father, who died Jan. 16, previously occupied.

“They lived there nine years,” the neighbor told The DCNF. “I saw a moving truck a month ago, and he said he was moving to his dad’s house.”

Abid also moved out of his longtime Springfield home, the new tenants told The DCNF.

Gilani said Abid moved into their deceased father’s home with his wife and kids, and Imran moved in as well but without his family.

A third family also lives in the 2,400 square foot house, further indicating that Imran’s wife and kids are unlikely to be joining him. A female African immigrant at Shah’s house said she began renting a portion of the house in April with her numerous children.

That Springfield home is where Gilani, the stepmother, lived with the Awan’s father until his death. She fled after the brothers threatened to have her relatives in Pakistan kidnapped if she didn’t cooperate in a financial scheme, she told The DCNF, echoing statements made in court documents.

A large U.S. House of Representatives seal is now displayed prominently on a first-floor window of the house.

Imran, who has worked for Wasserman Schultz since 2005, “boasted he had many contacts in USA and Pakistan also. He also said that if [I called even] the whole United States police on them,” he would not face consequences, Gilani told TheDCNF. “Imran Awan threatened that he is very powerful” and would use that power to have people kidnapped in Pakistan, she said in court documents.

Tenants of one property Hina owns said she has been unable to pick up rent recently and has not returned calls.

“All contact with her turned off,” the tenant said. “The switch off [to dealing with Imran instead] was odd.”

Imran ordered the renters not to cooperate with law enforcement, the renter said, adding that he told him to begin making out rent in the form of a blank check and giving it to a realtor.

A spokesman for the Capitol Police declined to comment for this story.

Evidently, Awan had unfinished business here. He came back.

Breitbart News reported yesterday that

Imran Awan, the Pakistani IT vendor of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was arrested by the FBI while trying to flee the country Tuesday, according to a Fox News reporter.

Fox News Capitol Hill reporter Chad Pergram tweeted about the arrest at Dulles International Airport, which he said stemmed from “bank fraud” charges.  

According to Pergram, Rep. Wasserman Schultz responded to the news by terminating Mr. Awan: 

The investigative unit of the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Monday that Imran Awan and other members of the Awan family were under investigation by both the FBI and Capitol Police for “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.” According to that report, the Awans had rented their former Washington, DC-area residence to a family while they departed for parts unknown. After discovering they had left “smashed computer hard-drives” and other computer equipment at the Lorton, Virginia home, the Awans tried desperately to retrieve them before they were seized by investigators, going so far as threatening to sue the renters.

The contents of the hard drives is unclear, but Imran Awan and his brothers are reported to have provided services as IT vendors for several House Democrats.

Pergrams tweets suggest that the central criminal violation involved embezzling IT budget money from House Democrats: 

It is unclear what connection these allegations have to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s reports of smashed hard drives and laptops now seized by federal authorities. An earlier report from the same Daily Caller investigation appeared to show Rep. Wasserman Schultz prepared to go to bat against Capitol Police on Awan’s behalf, raising further questions about the nature of the computer equipment. Wasserman Schultz asked Capitol Police Chief Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa to return a seized laptop to her, appearing to threaten “consequences” if he did not.

Awan and his family members’ exact whereabouts could not be confirmed as this story develops.

As related earlier, Imran and his brothers, Abid and Jamal, worked for several Congressional Staffers.

Per zerohedge.com, in an article posted on February 4, 2017…

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.

Okay. So, what does all this mean?

Well, I have a few questions.

Once she learned that she had crooks working for her and other Democrats, why didn’t Debbie Wasserman Schultz let the authorities know?

Why has it taken so long to “rev up” this investigation? Was “Debbie Downer” interfering in the investigation?

We know that the Awans were sending money back home to Pakistan. Were they stockpiling American Government Information as well?

Evidently they had the “run of the store” And, as we all know, Pakistan is a hotbed for Islamic Terrorism, Was the Aswan Family selling this information to the highest bidder among America’s Enemies?

Was the Trump-Russia Collusion Fairy Tale used to help cover up ACTUAL Collusion between Pakistan IT Vendors and America’s Enemies?

Far-fetched? Perhaps. Perhaps not.

Remember, Hillary Clinton’s closet friend and confidante, Huma Abedin, has Radical Islamic Ties, including family members in the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is huge story and a breach of National Security.

However, if you look around this morning, I’ll bet, (and I’m writing this the night before), that this story will receive hardly any coverage on the purveyors of Fake News Stories, who are working so diligently to try to restore the Democrats to power in D.C..

Remember the last story about computers and servers? It involved a certain Democrat Secretary of State, who was later their Presidential Candidate.

The Main Stream Media did their best to ignore that story, too.

However, the American People would not let them.

We should not let them ignore this story , either.

Same Political Party. Same incompetency.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

A State of the Union Address You Will Not Hear Tonight [A KJ Political Parody]

ObamalyingMy fellow Americans (as far as you know)…

I come to you tonight after 5 long years of the worst presidency in American History. I ran on the promise of “Hope and Change”. And now, thanks to my incompetency, your hope has been diminished and there’s no change left in any of your pockets.

It probably should have given you suckers a clue when I called all of you” bitter clingers”. But, because you wanted to be in on something historic, the naive among you elected me as your first black President of the United States.

So here I stand, 5 years later, reelected by 47% of the population, who do not care that I am a socialist, as long as they do not have to get up off the couch and will continue to receive their “benefits”.

Since this is, after all, the State of the Union address, I will summarize the present state of the United States of America under my leadership.

Of course, I could do it in one word, but there are children present.

Regarding the Economic Depression which our nation still finds itself in, I have one thing to say: IT’S NOT MY FAULT!

It is the fault of my predecessor. Nevermind, that my party has been in control of Congress since 2007. It also does not matter that I have spent more of your money than any president in history. For those of you who have lost their jobs and are having trouble surviving, just relax and think of your situation,  as I have told you before, as a “fun-cation”. Uncle Sugar will take care of you.

Next, please allow me to speak a few words about my signature legislation:  Obamacare.

I realize that five million of you have lost your health insurance because of Obamacare. However, just as has been the case during the building of every other socialist paradise, some sacrifices have to be made for the greater good.  After all, from each according to his ability to each according to his need.

Oh, and by the way, don’t worry about not being able to see your favorite doctor anymore. That guy was a quack anyway.

On the subject of Amnesty, I want to assure you “bitter clingers” out there that these new citizens will not be taking your jobs away from you. There are no jobs left to take.

Regarding the assertion that I and my fellow Democrats are buying their votes, but not their loyalty to America, let me reassure you that they will be just as patriotic as I am.

Concerning the issue of “gay marriage”, I believe that every American has the right to be as miserable as I am. Err…ummm… I meant as happy as I am. Isn’t that right, Reggie…err… Michelle?

By redefining the word marriage, we are making things fair and equal for all Americans.

Pay no attention to what those haters, the Christians, say. The antiquated notion that the traditional family unit is the “backbone of our nation” is nothing but a bunch of poppycock. For example, look at how well our nation’s black population is doing in coping with a 75 percent illegitimate birth rate. I mean it’s not like there’s a nationwide gang problem, or anything.

And, all this horrible weather that we are experiencing in our nation is structly a coincidence.

Concerning the legalization of marijuana, as I recently stated, I believe that marijuana is no more harmful than the effects of alcohol..and when you drive your car after smoking a bowl, you are no more dangerous to the public at large, than if you just left your local bar at closing time. Oh…and according to my own National Drug Control Policy ,  it’s a Gateway Drug that will leave your lungs as black as tar , cause brain damage, and lower your IQ.  But, hey…that’s a small price to pay for a good buzz, huh? And, besides, you don’t need to think anyway. I will do that for you.

On the subject of Foreign Affairs, please allow me to reassure you that America is safe. We will not be nuked anytime soon. The Mullahs in Iran have given me their word on it.

I mean, its not like they would kidnap any of our people and hold them for 144 days. Why,that could never happen. The next thing you’ll be telling me is that the Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist Organization.

And, regarding that little incident at the Benghazi Compound in Libya, that evil YouTube Video Maker is still safely in jail, so our new Muslim friends have no reason to get “agitated”, again.

As far as Syria and the rest of the Middle East is concerned, I am certain that as Arab Spring continues, the transition of power from Moderate Muslim Governments to governments supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, will go just as smoothly as it did in Egypt.

In summary, as you may have heard, I recently announced that I was going to use my Authority as President to rule by diktat, err, write Executive Orders, to bypass Congress, if they did not pass legislation that I wanted them to.

An ABC/Washington Post poll released yesterday, shows that 63% of you do not trust me to make sound decisions. In response to that, I say BIG HAIRY DEAL!

I have never listened to you before. Why should I now?

Besides… look at how it has worked out so well so far.

For me and my family that is, not so much for you guys.

Thank you for your support…all 38% of you. Good night.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Obama and Kerry Negotiating With the Israelis…on Behalf of the Palestinians. Are You Kiddin’ Me?

americanisraelilapelpinAs if Obama’s failed Syrian Pep Rally and allowing Iran to continue their Uranium Enrichment Program wasn’t embarrassing enough, now the purveyors of “Smart Power!” are trying to negotiate an “agreement” between Israel and the Palestinians, which gives part of the Land of Abraham to the Palestinians.

Reuters.com reports that

Saudi King Abdullah offered his “enthusiastic support” to U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

The U.S. diplomat made the comment after some two hours and 40 minutes of talks with the Arab monarch, who in 2002 floated a plan to try to bring peace to the Israelis and Palestinians.

During that meeting, as well as one with the king of Jordan earlier in the day in Amman, Kerry briefed the Arab leader on his three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

“I want to thank his majesty for … his enthusiastic support for the efforts that are being made with respect to the peace process,” he told reporters after seeing Abdullah at a desert palace outside Riyadh under a winter rainfall.

“Today, his majesty was not just encouraging but supported our efforts in hopes that we can be successful in the days ahead,” Kerry added, saying the Saudi ruler believed a peace deal could bring “great benefits” throughout the Middle East.

On his 10th peace-making trip to the region during the last year, Kerry had tried to establish what U.S. officials call a “framework” for guidelines for any eventual peace accord.

The U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian talks resumed in July after a three-year halt, with Kerry pushing for an accord within nine months despite skepticism on both sides.

Kerry has previously asked Israel to reconsider the 2002 Arab peace plan, originally proposed by King Abdullah, which offers Israel full recognition in return for giving up land it captured in 1967 and a “just” solution for Palestinian refugees.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal also emerged from the desert talks upbeat, calling the rainfall a “great” omen and describing the meeting as “excellent.”

“There is really no meeting that could have been smoother and more productive than this meeting,” Saud al-Faisal told reporters while seated beside Kerry in an airport reception room.

“It’s a meeting that … belies any bad vibes about relations that were expressed in many of the media lately,” he added, referring to widespread reports of U.S.-Saudi strains over U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria and Egypt.

The foreign minister did not specifically echo Kerry’s comments about Saudi support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process but he said an agreement that meets the Palestinians’ aspirations “will receive the full support of Saudi Arabia”.

From discoverthenetworks.org:

…The term “Palestine” (Falastin in Arabic) was an ancient name for the general geographic region that is more or less today’s Israel. The name derives from the Philistines, who originated from the eastern Mediterranean, and invaded the region in the 11th and 12th centuries B.C. The Philistines were apparently either from Greece, Crete, the Aegean Islands, and/or Ionia. They seem to be related to the Bronze Age Greeks, and they spoke a language akin to Mycenaean Greek. Their descendents, still living on the shores of the Mediterranean, greeted Roman invaders a thousand years later. The Romans corrupted the name to “Palestina,” and the area under the sovereignty of their city-states became known as “Philistia.” Six-hundred years later, the Arab invaders called the region “Falastin.”

Throughout subsequent history, the name remained only a vague geographical entity. There was never a nation of “Palestine,” never a people known as the “Palestinians,” nor any notion of “historic Palestine.” The region never enjoyed any sovereign autonomy, remaining instead under successive foreign sovereign domains from the Umayyads and Abbasids to the Fatimids, Ottomans, and British.

During the centuries of Ottoman rule, no Arabs under Turkish rule made any attempt to formulate an ideology of national identity, least of all the impoverished Arab peasantry in the region today known as Israel.

The term “Palestinian,” ironically, was used during the British Mandate period (1922-1948) to identify the Jews of British Mandatory Palestine.

…According to Palestinian revisionism, the Palestinians lived from time immemorial in historic Palestine, which is portrayed as a veritable paradise of flourishing orchards and fertile vineyards, teeming with happy peasants. Then, according to the mythic narrative, the Zionists came and, with the support of the British, stole the Palestinians’ land, exiled the people, and initiated a reign of terror and ethnic cleansing that has not abated until this very day.

Since the Six Day War of 1967, the Arab world’s most powerful leaders — in Egypt, Libya, Arabia, Syria, and Iraq prior to Saddam Hussein’s demise — have waged a war of words against Israel. Having failed to defeat Israel by means of naked military aggression, these leaders and their advisors decided, sometime between the end of the war and the Khartoum Conference of August-September 1967, to bring about the destruction of Israel by means of a relentless terror war.

To justify to the world their ruthless murder of Israeli civilians and their undying hatred of the West, these leaders needed to invent a narrative depicting Israel as a racist, war-mongering, oppressive, apartheid state that was illegally occupying Arab land and carrying out the genocide of an indigenous people that had a stronger claim to the land of Israel than did Israel itself.

Thus the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), under the tutelage of the Soviet KGB, invented “The Palestinian People” who allegedly had been forced to wage a war of national liberation against imperialism.

To justify this notion, Yasser Arafat, shortly after taking over as leader of the PLO, sent his adjutant, Abu Jihad (later the leader of the PLO’s military operations), to North Vietnam to study the strategy and tactics of guerrilla warfare in the hopes that the PLO could emulate Ho Chi Minh’s success with left-wing sympathizers in the United States and Europe. Ho’s chief strategist, General Giap, offered advice that changed the PLO’s identity and future:

“Stop talking about annihilating Israel and instead turn your terror war into a struggle for human rights. Then you will have the American people eating out of your hand.”

Giap’s counsel was simple but profound: the PLO needed to work in a way that concealed its real goals, permitted strategic deception, and gave the appearance of moderation. And the key to all this was creating an image that would help Arafat manipulate the American and Western news media.

Arafat developed the images of the “illegal occupation” and “Palestinian national self-determination,” both of which lent his terrorism the mantle of a legitimate peoples’ resistance. After the Six Day War, Muhammad Yazid, who had been minister of information in two Algerian wartime governments (1958-1962), imparted to Arafat some wisdom that echoed the lessons he had learned in North Vietnam:

“Wipe out the argument that Israel is a small state whose existence is threatened by the Arab states, or the reduction of the Palestinian problem to a question of refugees; instead, present the Palestinian struggle as a struggle for liberation like the others. Wipe out the impression . . . that in the struggle between the Palestinians and the Zionists, the Zionist is the underdog. Now it is the Arab who is oppressed and victimized in his existence because he is not only facing the Zionists but also world imperialism.”

So, President Barack Hussein Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are asking Israel to “give back” land to the Palestinians, the Gypsies of the Middle East,who would rather kill them than look at them, in order to provide a country for them, that never existed in the first place.

This is “Smart Power”?

No. This is betraying a friend and embracing an enemy.

EPILOGUE: 

Genesis 12: 1-3 (NKJV)

12 Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,

From your family

And from your father’s house,

To a land that I will show you.

2 I will make you a great nation;

I will bless you

And make your name great;

And you shall be a blessing.

3 I will bless those who bless you,

And I will curse him who curses you;

And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Now…about that “Polar Vortex”… 

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Iranian Negotiations: Of Naivete, Nukes, and the Six-Day War

americanisraelilapelpinAs American’s learned earlier this week, President Barack Hussein Obama has been in secret negotiations with the leadership of Iran, consisting of the Ayatollahs and President Rohani.

The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.

While those negotiations now appear on the verge of a breakthrough the key condition for Iran—relief from crippling sanctions—began quietly and modestly five months ago.

A review of Treasury Department notices reveals that the U.S. government has all but stopped the financial blacklisting of entities and people that help Iran evade international sanctions since the election of its president, Hassan Rouhani, in June.

On Wednesday Obama said in an interview with NBC News the negotiations in Geneva “are not about easing sanctions.” “The negotiations taking place are about how Iran begins to meet its international obligations and provide assurances not just to us but to the entire world,” the president said.

Negotiating with Barbarians. How quaint. 

It has been tried before, boys and girls.

On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of some 300 to 500 “students” who called themselves “Imam’s Disciples,” laid siege to the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, to capture and hold hostage 66 U.S. citizens and diplomats. Although women and African-Americans were released a short time later, 51 hostages remained imprisoned for 444 days with another individual released because of illness midway through the ordeal.

…President Jimmy Carter immediately imposed economic sanctions and applied diplomatic pressure to expedite negotiations for the release of the hostages. First, Carter cancelled oil imports from Iran, then he expelled a number of Iranians from the U.S., followed by freezing about $8 billion of Iranian assets in the U.S.

At first, the Iranian government denied responsibility for the incident, but its failure to take action against the hostage-takers belied the denial. The Carter administration could do little other at that point than be patient and persistent.

In February 1980, Iran issued a list of demands for the hostages’ release. They included the Shah’s return to Iran, a demand for an apology for American involvement in Iran, including the coup in 1953, and a promise to steer clear of Iranian affairs in the future. From the president’s perspective, those demands could not be met.

In late April, Carter decided upon an ultra-secret mission to rescue the hostages. The operation, dubbed “Eagle Claw,” seemed hastily thrown together by some, doomed to failure by others. Teheran was surrounded by 700 miles of desert on all sides; the city itself was crammed with four million people, and the embassy was huge and well guarded. It was to have been a two-night process requiring a minimum of six helicopters and a handful of C-130 cargo aircraft. To be on the safe side, eight copters were prepared for the mission.

Once inside Iranian borders and advancing under cloak of night to a predetermined staging area 50 miles outside Teheran in the Great Salt Desert, one “helo” had to turn back with operating problems. Another helo and then another succumbed to a swirling dust storm, known in that area as a “haboob.” The mission was aborted.

Upon attempting their retreat, a miscommunication gave one helo the okay to lift off. The storm slammed the helo into a C-130, causing a gigantic fireball, killing three in the chopper and five in the airplane.

The aftermath, as Iranians eventually found and mockingly paraded the wreckage on worldwide television, was total humiliation for the United States, and spurred an onslaught of investigations and congressional hearings. Cyrus Vance, the secretary of state who had objected to the plan, resigned in protest. Back to square one.

Because if there is one thing that Muslim Fanatics want to do with American Infidels…it is sit down and talk.

After all…they are sooo refined, and don’t wish to harm a fly. Just ask Israel…and Former President Carter.

Back on February 24th, ynetnews.com reported that

As speculations over a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities grow, the Islamic Republic is exacerbating its rhetoric.

Deputy Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Friday warned Israel against mounting such an attack: “Any act by the Zionist regime against Iran will bring about its destruction.”

Hezbollah, he added, “Is at the forefront of the fight against Israel and it is growing stronger by the day.”

Speaking at a ceremony honoring past Hezbollah commanders, Vahidi said that “Israel is weaker than it has ever been and its army is tired and humiliated… This is why it is trying to solve its problems by talking about taking action against Iran. But these are ridiculous statements.

“Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map,” he declared.

Hey,no worries President Obama…Prime Minister Netanyahu, Iran is a peaceful nation…just ask them.

Yesterday,Iranian President Hassan Rohani urged world powers not to miss an “exceptional opportunity” to reach an agreement in their ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva, .

According to the official Iranian news Agency and propaganda Tool, IRNA, Rohani said,

I hope that the P5+1 group make the most out of this exceptional opportunity that the Iranian nation has offered to the international community, so that we can reach a positive result within a reasonable timeframe.

The Iranian Leadership, if they are insincere about world peace, and still harbor thoughts of “wiping Israel off the map”, (as anyone who is not naive, believes that they do)  would do well to  read the accounts of the Six- Day War.

The Six-Day War took place in June 1967. The Six-Day War was fought between June 5th and June 10th. The Israelis defended the war as a preventative military effort to counter what the Israelis saw as an impending attack by Arab nations that surrounded Israel. The Six-Day War was initiated by General Moshe Dayan, the Israeli’s Defence Minister.

The war was against Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Israel believed that it was only a matter of time before the three Arab states co-ordinated a massive attack on Israel. After the 1956 Suez Crisis, the United Nations had established a presence in the Middle East, especially at sensitive border areas. The United Nations was only there with the agreement of the nations that acted as a host to it. By May 1967, the Egyptians had made it clear that the United Nations was no longer wanted in the Suez region. Gamal Nasser, leader of Egypt, ordered a concentration of Egyptian military forces in the sensitive Suez zone. This was a highly provocative act and the Israelis only viewed it one way – that Egypt was preparing to attack. The Egyptians had also enforced a naval blockade which closed off the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.

Due to the superior size of the Invasion Force, the world’s  news media reported the imminent defeat of Israel as a fait accompli.

The Invaders were attacking God’s Chosen People from all sides.

Egyptian forces invaded Palestine from the South-west, captured Gaza and were thrusting along the coast to link up with –

Arab legion troops driving from the west towards Tel Aviv, the capital of the new State of Israel.

Another Egyptian column thrust 30 miles across the southern desert and entered Beersheba.

Lebanese and Syrian forces were about to attack from the north.

Iraqi and Trans-Jordan forces were moving in from the North-east.

An Arab legion column striking west from Jericho were only ten miles from Tel Aviv.

Israel’s chances of defeating the Invaders appeared hopeless. As an insurance policy, some of the invading nations had actually forbidden any armaments or weapons to be sold to Israel.

Additionally, the crack Arab Legion forces were trained and led by British Army officers.

Inexplicably, within days, all the invading forces were retreating as fast as their camels could carry them!

The Egyptians were forced back to the Nile. Jordan’s legions had to give up all their area on the west side of the Jordan River. Israel occupied Lebanon and the Golan Heights.

Secular History tells us that it was a combination of Israel taking out the planes of the Egyptian Air Force, while they were still on the ground, and the Commander of their Tank Brigade surrendering, because the reflection off of the desert floor multiplied the size of the Israeli Force, making it seem like the Invaders were surrounded by superior numbers.

However, at the time of Israel’s victory, strange rumors started making the rounds.

Invaders from the south reported that they were confronted by legions of unknown troops clothed in white!

And, the thing was…the Israeli troops reported similar stories!

The outcome of Six Day War of 1967 was very important, because, for the first time for 2,520 years, Israel captured and governed Jerusalem.

For all those years before, Jerusalem was under the thumb of  non-Jewish powers, but their control was prophesied only to continue ‘until the times allotted to the Gentiles are completed,’ Jesus said (Luke 21:24).

Naturally, Christians everywhere got very excited at the significance of this event.

The attack on Israel come out of nowhere. So…how was it that Israel gained such a rapid victory?

God’s Cavalry was there for God’s Chosen People in the Six Day War in 1967.

Arab generals said, ‘they did not know that Israel had large cavalry units.’

Why was Israel favored by God with such an intervention? Was it because they deserved it? The answer is ‘No’.

God kept his promise, found in Leviticus 26: 42-44…

42 I will remember my promise to Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. I will also remember the land. 43 The land, abandoned by them, will enjoy its time to honor the Lord while it lies deserted without them. They must accept their guilt because they rejected my rules and looked at my laws with disgust. 44 Even when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or look at them with disgust. I will not reject or cancel my promise to them, because I am the Lord their God.

Rohani needs to remember that. President Barack Hussein Obama does, too.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Karzai Links Obama to the Taliban. This is Smart Power?

Obama-Shrinks-2Back in January , President Karzai of Afghanistan and U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) had a meeting, where it was decided to speed up America’ s military withdrawal from that war-torn nation. The two presidents seem to have gotten along famously.

Well…that honeymoon’s over.

Bloomberg.com reports that

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was greeted on his first visit to Afghanistan since taking office by suicide bombs, threats and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s accusation that the U.S. is colluding with the Taliban.

As Hagel prepared to leave a U.S. military compound in Kabul on March 9, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Ministry of Defense, and another suicide bomb detonated in Khost province. Yesterday, Karzai said that those attacks, which together killed 19 people, aided U.S. goals. A joint Hagel-Karzai press conference at the presidential palace was canceled for what Pentagon officials said were security reasons.

While the Taliban said the attacks were aimed at sending a message to Hagel that the insurgents remain a powerful force, Karzai said in a speech yesterday that the U.S. is holding peace talks with the radical Islamists and the bombs were in the “service of America.”

“On the surface and to this outside observer, it appears that Karzai has gone way off the reservation, perhaps more so than he has in the past,” said David Maxwell, a retired U.S. Army colonel who’s associate director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. “I cannot see how we could work with such an apparently delusional leader much longer, but unfortunately I do not know if we have any other good options.”

Karzai’s allegations and the suicide attacks gave the new defense secretary, who took office March 1, a close-up view of the military and political obstacles the Obama administration faces as it tries to extricate the U.S. from a war it’s been waging for more than 11 years, train Afghan forces to take over the fight, root out official corruption, curb opium trafficking, and develop the Afghan economy.

President Barack Obama has ordered the withdrawal of 34,000 of about 68,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan by February. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that the drawdown will occur in stages, with the force dropping to 50,000 by November, after the summer fighting season, and then to 34,000 by February. More troops will come home after Afghan elections planned for early 2014, Panetta said.

“When you spend 48 hours in Afghanistan or any part of the world that’s still dangerous, you again recognize the complications that exist every day in these parts of the world,” Hagel, a combat veteran of Vietnam, told reporters at a U.S. military base after he met with Karzai yesterday. Asked about Karzai’s accusation that the U.S. was colluding with the Taliban, Hagel said he “spoke clearly and directly” to Karzai on the matter. Hagel didn’t elaborate.

Earlier yesterday, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s International Security Assistance Force, said the Afghan president’s comments were “categorically false.”

Perhaps, Karzai is a just a  wee bit torqued over all the unmanned drones flying over his country:

With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries.

U.S. Central Command, which oversees the Afghanistan war, said in a statement the data had been removed because it was “disproportionately focused” on the use of weapons by the remotely piloted aircraft as it was published only when strikes were carried out – which happened during only 3 percent of sorties. Most missions were for reconnaissance, it said.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has increasingly used drones to target against al Qaeda-linked militants overseas.

Civilian casualties from drone strikes have raised ethical concerns and angered local populations, creating tension between the United States and Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Some U.S. lawmakers have also questioned the legality of targeted killings and whether drones would allow the killing of American citizens inside the United States.

The debate was intensified by Obama’s decision to nominate his chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, an architect of the drone campaign, as the new director of the CIA.

The Air Force Times said air force chiefs had started posting the drone strikes data last October in an attempt to provide more detail on the use of drones in Afghanistan.

The newspaper said the statistics were provided for November through January, but the February summary released on March 7 had a blank spot where the drone data had previously been listed.

“A variety of multi-role platforms provide ground commanders in Afghanistan with close air support capabilities, and it was determined that presenting the weapons release data as a whole better reflects the air power provided” in Afghanistan, Central Command said in its statement.

“Protecting civilians remains at the very core of AFCENT’s (Air Force Central Command’s) mission,” it said. “The use of all AFCENT aerial weapons are tightly restricted, meticulously planned, carefully supervised and coordinated, and applied by only qualified and authorized personnel.”

The statement said the decision to stop reporting the drone strikes was taken with the International Security Assistance Force – the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan.

Brennan was sworn into office on Friday following a protracted confirmation battle that saw Senator Rand Paul attempt to block a vote on the nomination with a technical manoeuvre called a filibuster, in which he tried to prevent a vote by talking continuously.

Paul held the Senate floor for more than 12 hours while talking mainly about drones, expressing concern that Obama’s administration might use the aircraft to target U.S. citizens on home soil.

Back in 2009, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. , wrote the following in an article for ForeignPolicy.com:

In her confirmation hearings, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “America cannot solve the most pressing problems on our own, and the world cannot solve them without America. . . . We must use what has been called ‘smart power,’ the full range of tools at our disposal.” Since then, editorial pages and blogs have been full of references to “smart power.” But what does it mean?

“Smart power” is a term I developed in 2003 to counter the misperception that soft power alone can produce effective foreign policy. Power is one’s ability to affect the behavior of others to get what one wants. There are three basic ways to do this: coercion, payment, and attraction. Hard power is the use of coercion and payment. Soft power is the ability to obtain preferred outcomes through attraction. If a state can set the agenda for others or shape their preferences, it can save a lot on carrots and sticks. But rarely can it totally replace either. Thus the need for smart strategies that combine the tools of both hard and soft power.

Judging by their appeasement of our enemies, and their total naivete (at least, I hope it’s just naivete) of the Muslim World, Obama and his State Department have Nye’s “Smart Power” down pat. The only problem is, the only things those barbarians understand are strength of will and brute force. Therefore using unmanned drones, instead of traditional Armed Forces, only solidifies their opinion of Obama as a wimp.

Therefore, Karzai and his friends in the Muslim Brotherhood, are not impressed.

God protect us.

Until He Comes, 

KJ