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THE POLITICAL LEFT’S MARRIAGE TO THE ISLAMIC JIHAD

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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The Political Left’s Marriage to the Islamic Jihad

  By JGFebruary 16, 2015  by John Guandolo

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This is the first of a four (4) part series on the long historical relationship between the political left/Progressives and the global Jihadi Movement over the last century and its current culmination in the attempt to bring down Western civilization in general, and the United States specifically.

In this first edition, we will review the general history of the relationship between the Left and the Islamic Jihad movement, and the disconnect from reality that must take place for the Left to believe the leaders of any totalitarian movement will allow them to survive despite a hundred years of history to the contrary.

This unholy marriage has several key areas of common ground:

   * They seek to undermine the security of Western nations in furtherance of their ultimate destruction
   * They seek to destroy the moral fabric that has undergirded the West for centuries
   * They use propaganda, lies, and deceit strategically and tactically to move their efforts forward
   * They have a culture of death that focuses on eliminating or subjugating those they see as threats
   * They are both anti-Semitic
  * They work against the Law of Nature and Nature’s God attacking our inherent rights to life and liberty while diminishing God to a position of non-existence (Political Left) or as a harsh non-loving judge of mankind (Islam) (more…)
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VIDEO – MARCO RUBIO RESPONDS TO IGNORANCE ABOUT COMMUNIST REGIMES

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

VIDEO – SENATOR MARCO RUBIO RRESPONDS TO IGNORANCE ABOUT COMMUNIST REGIMES

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THE CHAVEZ LEGACY

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

 

 

Chavismo and Us

By Mona Charen – March 8, 2013

 

“One of the most important reasons for studying history is that virtually every stupid idea that is in vogue today has been tried before and proved disastrous before, time and again.” –Dr. Thomas Sowell

The Berlin Wall was demolished by joyful Europeans throwing off the chains of collectivism nearly a quarter century ago. The Soviet Union, its fraudulent promise of a “workers’ paradise” long since proved a bitter delusion, fell soon after. But the idea that government control over the economy can improve the lives of ordinary people, particularly the poor, does not die.

Hugo Chavez clawed his way to total power the way other demagogues and thugs — from Lenin to Peron to Castro to Correa — have done, by promising to redistribute the nation’s wealth (Lenin and Castro also used guns). Like them, Chavez maintained power by crippling the democratic institutions of his nation.

Some American “useful idiots” are undisturbed by thuggish repression, like shutting down newspapers and opposition television and radio stations, jailing “dissidents,” harassing minorities (the Jews, in Chavez’s case) and giving aid to narcoterrorists and murdering dictators (as Chavez did with Ahmadinejad, Castro and Assad), so long as he redistributes wealth, sows class hatred, and condemns the United States. Jimmy Carter, cementing his status as the most shameful former president in U.S. history, praised Chavez’s “commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.” Rep. Jose Serrano, a New York Democrat, tweeted “Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President.” An assortment of Hollywood dunces — Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Oliver Stone — have at various times paid tribute to the fulminating despot. (more…)

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OBAMA’S QUESTIONABLE RECORD IN THE AMERICAS

Friday, October 19th, 2012

 

The Wall Street Journal

  •  October 15, 2012

Obama’s Record in the Americas

Friendly countries have been stiff-armed while those who would do the U.S. harm have been given a pass, and sometimes even encouraged.

  • By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY

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  • Barack Obama greets Hugo Chávez at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, April 17, 2009

The Western Hemisphere has not fared well under the Obama doctrine. WSJ’s Mary Anastasia O’Grady reports.

Mitt Romney says that he will forge a better foreign policy than the one President Obama has had. Maybe so. For the United States’ neighbors in the Western Hemisphere, it couldn’t get much worse.

On Mr. Obama’s watch, America’s friends have been stiff-armed while those who would do the U.S. harm have been given a pass—and sometimes even encouraged. 

Democrats on the far left, led by the likes of former Sen. Chris Dodd, spent the Cold War arguing that U.S. efforts to keep the Soviets from setting up camp in the region amounted to vulgar imperialism. The Soviets are gone, but the Latin left has gained a new best friend in the current U.S. president.

In April 2009, in the midst of his now-famous apology tour, Mr. Obama warmly greeted Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez at the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. It was a painful moment for the victims of the military dictatorship. Businesses in the once prosperous South American nation had lost their right to earn a profit, owners had been stripped of their property, free speech and pluralism had been quashed. (more…)

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VIDEO – RUSH – DOLORES HUERTO – AWARDED PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM AWARD

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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VIDEO – REPRESENTATIVE TED POE, REP, TEXAS, TIME TO EVALUATE FOREIGN AID

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

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OBAMA’S GODFATHER SPEECH

Friday, December 9th, 2011
The Wall Street Journal

  • DECEMBER 8, 2011

The president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt.

  • By DANIEL HENNINGER

  • Most press accounts of Barack Obama’s speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the “president of the United States.” And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party.

Most of the time, this distinction isn’t a problem in the United States because historically people have tended to think that the office of the presidency represents “all the people.” This doesn’t mean everyone expects to benefit from a president’s policies. What it means is that in some informal way no one has to worry that the presidential motorcade, so to speak, will drive off the road so that it can plow into you. That is no longer the case in the U.S.

Dan Henninger says that the president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt.

The Osawatomie speech sounded like what you’d expect to hear in Caracas or Buenos Aires. As in: “The free market has never been a license to take whatever you can from whomever you can.” (Applause.) And: “Their philosophy is simple. We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.”

Some will say hearing crude Chavista populism in the Obama speech is an overreaction. That once it’s understood the Kansas speech was the work of the party leader, not the president of the United States, it becomes easier to think about it without overreacting to its intense and vivid rhetoric: “Millions of working families in this country . . . are now forced to take their children to food banks for a decent meal.” (more…)

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THE 99% – OFFICIAL LIST OF OCCUPY WALL STREET’S SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS AND SYMPATHIZERS

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

Posted By Zombie On October 31, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest.

To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed their support for, sponsorship of, or sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Note: All entries on this list are real and verified. Below each entry you will find a series of source links documenting the support for OWS. We have striven in almost all cases to reference either first-hand statements by the groups or individuals themselves, hosted on their own Web sites; or videos of the people in question voicing their support for OWS at various Occupations; or news reports from reliable mainstream networks; or articles by publications or organizations sympathetic to the Occupy movement; or indisputable evidence, whatever the source. As a result, it cannot be claimed that these statements of support were made up or distorted by detractors of the Occupy movement. (more…)

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IRAN’S INFILTRATION OF LATIN AMERICA

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Wall Street Journal

  • OCTOBER 19, 2011

FROM TEHRAN TO TIJUANA

Time to notice Iran’s decades-old infiltration of Latin America.

  • By BRET STEPHENS

  • EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  policy analysts, military officials and even a few columnists have been warning for years about Iran’s infiltration of Latin America. The story begins with the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, an example of the way Tehran uses proxies such as Hezbollah to carry out its aims while giving it plausible deniability. Iran later got a boost when Hugo Chávez came to power in Venezuela and began seeding the top ranks of his government with Iranian sympathizers. In October 2006, a group called Hezbollah América Latina took responsibility for an attempted bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005, Iran has increased the number of its embassies in Latin America to 11 from six.
Regarding the alleged attempt by Iranian agents to enlist a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, there are two significant parts to the story. But only one of them is getting much attention.
That’s the part about how Iranian officials apparently felt little compunction ordering up a terrorist attack on American soil. Some commentators have noted that the plot does little credit to the supposedly expert tradecraft of Iran’s terrorist Qods Force, suggesting that unspecified rogue agents may have played a role. Others have argued that Tehran’s readiness to conduct the attack suggests how little they think they have to fear from the Obama administration.

The real shocker, however, is how shocked the administration seems to be by the plot. “The idea that they would attempt to go to a Mexican drug cartel to solicit murder-for-hire to kill the Saudi ambassador, nobody could make that up, right?” marvelled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Information about the plot was initially met within the government with a level of incredulity more appropriate for an invasion by, say, alien midgets.

Yet policy analysts, military officials and even a few columnists have been warning for years about Iran’s infiltration of Latin America. The story begins with the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, an example of the way Tehran uses proxies such as Hezbollah to carry out its aims while giving it plausible deniability. Iran later got a boost when Hugo Chávez came to power in Venezuela and began seeding the top ranks of his government with Iranian sympathizers. In October 2006, a group called Hezbollah América Latina took responsibility for an attempted bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005, Iran has increased the number of its embassies in Latin America to 11 from six.

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AFP/Getty Images Buenos Aires in March 1992, shortly after the bombing of the Israeli embassy.

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SHANE BAUER THANKS HUGO CHAVEZ AND SEAN PENN FOR HIS RELEASE

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
The Wall Street Journal
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2011, 7:45 A.M. ET

What American ‘Political Prisoners’?

An American hiker channels Noam Chomsky after two years in Iranian jail.

By JAMES KIRCHICK

Imagine you are Shane Bauer, one of two American hikers released from Iranian captivity last week.

On July 31, 2009, you’re traversing a mountain trail in Iraqi Kurdistan, near the Iranian border. You’re with one of your best friends and your girlfriend. Suddenly a group of Iranian border guards capture you, and the next thing you know you’re in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison accused of “illegal entry” and “espionage.”

Your girlfriend is kept in solitary confinement and you can see her only for an hour each day. The Iranian government prevents you from contacting your family for almost a year, at which point they decide to let your mother visit you for two days at a Tehran hotel.

While your captors treat you humanely and provide three square meals a day, your Iranian co-prisoners aren’t so lucky. Every night you hear their screams. Evin is the world’s most notorious torture dungeon, where political dissidents (men and women) are routinely raped, beaten and subjected to all manner of physical and psychological abuse.

Ahmad Batebi, a student activist who spent 17 months in solitary confinement there, reports that guards kicked him in the teeth, dunked his head into a toilet “stopped up with feces,” and whipped his back and testicles with a cable. When he tried to sleep, they slashed his arms with a knife and rubbed salt in the wounds.

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ReutersShane Bauer

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