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The Caravan, the Narrative, Security & the Truth

Posted in Constitution, Federal Government, Immigrant Caravan, Midterm Elections of 2018, Pipe Bombs, Propaganda, Synagogue Shooting with tags , , , , on October 30, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

 

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The mid-term elections are getting closer so let’s review the latest news stories carried by the media. First, we have the immigrant caravan that breached the Mexican southern border on its way towards America. The group has been financed and organized with its timing close to the elections meant to inflame the polar opposite views of open borders and the campaign promises made by the President to build a wall and securing the border once and for all. Immigration is a wedge issue used to divide the American People.
Second, we have the alleged pipe bombs sent to former president Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among others. The media has spent their time spinning this as an attack against Trump resistors by a deranged individual enabled by the president’s rhetoric. Once again, the common denominator in the media coverage is division, violence and blame. The fact that we have an active resistance to a duly elected administration financed, organized and led by the former administration is unprecedented in American history.
The media which is controlled by the CIA who have said “We’ll know our disinformation is complete when everything the American people believe is false.” This is something we need to keep in mind because the media has been using their influence to divide the American people in every way imaginable. In the end we are all Americans and the majority of us believe in an America built on the importance of love of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness.
Third, we have a Jewish synagogue shot up as they worship on their Sabbath by a man saying that all Jews must die. We live in a climate where political opponents of the party in power such as Maxine Watters, Hillary Clinton among others call for attacking their opponents wherever they are basically supporting mob rule and violence. While media personalities such as Joy Behar openly wear shirts that say “Resist” while the media coverage is consistently negative, divisive and antagonistic. This era of divisiveness was started and continues to be fueled by those who seek to impose control over the American People trying to divide and conquer.
The first issue on security, stopping the caravan and the need for a wall is a ruse meant to divide the American People. The truth is that the federal government has tools at its disposal that could secure the border easily and probably quickly & cheaply. Look up Active Denial System and you’ll see that the U.S. Army has a non-lethal weapon system that is designed to disperse mobs. If anyone in this government wanted to truly secure the border it could be done.
The second story being peddled by our media is how President Trump has brought about the uncivility in politics today when that is clearly not the case. They blame him for the current political climate where there are two polar opposite views of the future of America and no room for compromise. This is another false narrative being pushed by our CIA controlled media. All distractions to keep you from paying attention to what’s really going on.
Lastly, we have the hate crime in Pittsburgh where a Jewish synagogue was shot up by an anti-Semite. So now we can kill those who don’t share our religious views again because we live in a climate where violence is embraced by the media whether it be news or supposed entertainers. The level of political discourse and debate have never been more incendiary and ubiquitous in its anger and lack of tolerance for opposing views. We cannot succumb to the personal attacks and debate the merits of policy positions with reason and tolerance.
So then let us focus on what the truth really is. The politics of resistance with open calls for harassment of opposition figures by Democratic Party former and current elected officials is unprecedented. The fact that a former President of the United States would work to actively undermine his successor is inconceivable. The fact that they actively call for mob tactics and violence against their political opponents without any consequences is ridiculous.
So now that we have placed the blame squarely where it should lie for the climate of hate, violence and lack of tolerance as a tactic of those who seek to control us, let’s move on to the rest of the truth and the real narrative. All these recent stories again are meant to inflame emotions so that decisions are made with no regard to rationale, thought or reason. The last piece of truth that needs examining is the issue of national security.
National security is being used as an issue to deprive us of our liberty and cement the government’s ability to watch and control our individual actions. Securing the border could be accomplished today if it was what our federal government and the legislative branch wanted. Instead we hear calls for the President to deploy the military along the border which is putting power in the executive branch which doesn’t belong there. The answer is for the securing of our border to be enacted immediately with funding from the Congress and signed into law by the President.
We need to regain the narrative, focus on what we have in common and then work together to solve our issues together, for our destiny as Americans is intertwined. Securing the border is overdue especially given the tools at our disposal including the Active Denial System. We need to look past our differences and seek common ground to keep this country free and fight for the liberties that have been stolen from us. Restoring liberty is what America sorely needs we must work to be part of the solution and leave those who would be looking to divide us behind and work to build a better future for ourselves and our posterity.
So, then we must ask ourselves what is going on that we aren’t being told about. Well if you look into recent National Guard deployments several states were being deployed secretly to undisclosed locations in Southeast Asia. You don’t hear anything about it in the media and that in and of itself should be concerning. Why the secret military buildup and to what end? What is going on that is being hidden from us by the spectacles that are being fed to us?
The truth is that the government is supposed to be our servant but clearly it isn’t. This has been true if we look back since the creation of the republic. The American People as the rightful masters of this land have long been lax in our oversight of the federal government. We have allowed the chains of the constitution built to bind the federal government to be loosened and then used to bind us through the destruction of our liberties. We Americans can no longer turn a blind eye to government overreach and abuse, it is time to take our government back.

The Coming Storm

Posted in Inalienable Rights, Liberty, Midterm Elections of 2018, Operation Cyclone, Russian Collusion, The Media, Tyranny, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

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We’ve been given access to see the workings of the political establishment now for quite some time. We’ve seen that neither party feels constrained by the will of the voters, the people who are in charge as described in the constitution, in their efforts to control the outcomes of our presidential primaries against the will of the people and their inability to govern effectively due to the efforts of both parties and their leadership. We’ve watched gridlock and corruption continue to prevail as our interminable “War on Terror” continues with no end in sight and the national debt continues to grow unabated.
We’ve watched a Special Counsel Investigation into Russian collusion with the Republican campaign for president spied upon under the direction of the DOJ, the FBI in collusion with the intelligence agencies of the federal government begin prematurely under the direction of the opposition party administration. This unprecedented effort to not only influence an election but if that didn’t work then resist the duly elected president with the aim of removing him from office and overturning the will of the American people is the greatest political and criminal offense ever perpetrated in our lifetimes. The truth is coming out yet both parties fight the will of the leader of the executive branch, the president of the United States.
Unfortunately, we Americans who believe in the federal government’s responsibility to protect our liberties for ourselves and our posterity must ensure this midterm election repudiates the establishment’s efforts to control the outcome and make our voices heard. We see what is happening presently in Venezuela and Cuba and categorically in line with our founding values reject socialism. We are the greatest country in the history of the world due to our embracing and institutionalizing in our system of government that liberty is our birthright from our Creator and as such live in accordance with what is known as God and Nature’s law.
Our government was established by the people for the people of the people to establish a more perfect union. The main responsibility of which was to chain the federal government’s powers by the constitution to solely its enumerated powers and keep the promise of minimal government and maximum liberty. Clearly from the beginning of our constitutional republic the federal government through the efforts or lack thereof of the three branches of government has expanded its powers beyond the intention of the people’s consent when the constitution was ratified to take the place of the Articles of Confederation which bound the 13 sovereign states who made up the united States of America since their liberation from English rule.
Now we are watching the predictions of the anti-federalists come true as the constitution has been unable to stop the growth of government to the detriment of individual and States rights. The country has become seemingly hopelessly divided through the actions of our federal government and their controlled media propaganda machine. This in combination with their control of our educational system has left a republic weakened through designed ignorance. Sadly, the vast majority of American citizens are incapable of passing the immigration test on our system of governance as designed and planned by the founders to protect our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is a disgrace that uncovers a fundamental flaw in our education system.
This is by design as the globalists wish to destroy our constitutional republic from within as America cannot be defeated by outsiders for we are too strong and proud to allow that to happen. However, if we are divided and distracted then we become easy prey for our enemies to destroy us from within especially as our history is erased and rewritten to paint our country and our cause as outdated and even the fruit of evil. We are not a country built on a lie. We were a country built on the indisputable cause of liberty for all Mankind even if it was ahead of its time and inevitably altered the fate of Mankind to allow us to progress in less than 300 years way farther than we had in the history of Humanity.
The story of America is we are a country founded on irrefutable truths. We believe that our rights to liberty come straight from our Creator and as such are in inviolable by any government. We claim these truths to be self-evident and as such belong to all Humanity. Our responsibility is to model liberty and limited government to the world and lead the new enlightenment across the world.
We must reject, defeat and expose the globalists for what they are. They are the embodiment of evil and plan to reimpose tyranny on the world. We must embrace our heritage of liberty and model it for all the world to emulate as they see what true liberty means. None of us are free if we tolerate the slavery and tyranny which controls most of the world for even one person. We must dismantle our current government’s efforts to impose a police state upon us in the name of national security and firmly with one voice reject the expansion of government powers and take down all federal employees who don’t honor their oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution from all threats, foreign and domestic.
We must open our eyes to the threat from within and take back our government and restrain it to its enumerated powers. We must unite against the false narratives of division. America’s strength lies in its ability to embrace our diversity as a strength realizing that our common destiny is greater than any false division among us. We are Americans and our primary responsibility is to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
Anything less and all who have died to give us and preserve our liberties have died in vain. The American experiment in self-governance, limited government and maximum liberty has failed and tyranny and the evil behind it has triumphed. This cannot be our destiny for our Creator gave us free will for a reason. We were meant to live by God and Nature’s law and liberty is the birthright of all Humanity.
We are at a crossroads as the globalists and tyrants have amassed great power and control of the levers of power it is our duty to ourselves and Humanity to be victorious after all we fight on the side of good against evil. Let us be the example that George Washington envisioned us to be. Let us be the shining example of what liberty can mean when applied to all of Humanity. Let us lead the next enlightenment so that liberty may become the norm and slavery and tyranny are erased from the face of the Earth.

The Real Stakes in the 2016 Election

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Liberty, Politics, Presidential Election, Religious Freedom, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

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This election is a stark choice between the possibilities of two very different paths for America. I realize that one outcome is certain while the other we can only pray is different. The one thing we’ve seen in this election cycle is that the statist elites reside in both parties. They have worked in collusion to put themselves above the law and above the American people. They have done everything in their power to control the outcome of the elections and our choices of candidates against our will. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party machine were able to steal the election from Bernie Sanders. The Republicans very dearly wanted a Bush – Clinton election which in essence would have been no choice at all. The Bush families, like the Clintons are statist elites who wish to give away American sovereignty and our constitutionally protected unalienable rights to a one world government and the forces of tyranny. President Obama has said that Americans need to give up our sovereignty for the greater good of the world.

Enter the alternative, Donald Trump who instead speaks of a powerful America not a tool of the globalists. He speaks of putting America and her people’s interests first. Everything we have seen and learned throughout this campaign seems to indicate that the globalist’s fear a Trump election. There have been reports that Clinton and George Soros plan to initiate violence in the streets if Trump wins so the peaceful transition of power can be stopped. This seems to show that the globalists were sure that this election would be their chance to ensure that the fundamental transformation of America would be completed and the United States as formed by the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the constitutional republic ultimately formed in 1787 would be destroyed.

They didn’t think that Great Britain would actually vote to leave the European Union an unseen blow to their plans. A Trump presidency could effectively stop their plans for a generation or more. This is of course only true if we, the American people aren’t being played for fools. If in the worst case scenario either the election is a farce and is rigged for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is not independent but just another pawn of the globalists then the path to liberty will only be won with the refreshing of the Tree of Liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants. If this is the case then it will be up to Divine Providence to look with favor on our cause.

Let’s however for a moment work under the assumption that Donald Trump is really working for us, the American people then the issues and their consequences and differences are quite clear. Hillary Clinton a liar, thief and traitor will work to destroy the America we love and she despises by her every action. The damage that she will be able to do will be irreversible through the democratic process. Let’s look at the tools or more to the point weapons she will have at her disposal.

First and foremost is the balance of the Supreme Court if Hillary wins the nature of the court will be changed so drastically as to be able to complete the destruction of our written and intended constitution along with its explicit protection of limited government and maximum individual liberty. All of our unalienable rights will be stripped away by a government that considers itself to be the grantor of our rights, taking the place of God and forcing the American people into a period of tyranny unimaginable to our founders. Consider the rights we have already had usurped by our so-called representative government. Our First, Second, Fourth Amendments have already been trampled upon with the new court they will disappear. Trump on the other hand has promised to select Supreme Court justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia who interpret the constitution as written and intended not something to evolve through judicial activism.

Secondly the American economy will be purposely destroyed by the ever growing debt that will surely come as they seek to implode our economy by a debt so large that the only way to repay it is to sell the American people and our country to foreigners. Our healthcare system will be forever destroyed as Obamacare fails and is replaced by a government issued single payer system that will effectively give control of our health and well being and literally our life and death to the government. Here again Donald Trump will work to restore American prosperity by lowering the burdens of taxes unconstitutional laws and regulations which hampers the growth of our economy, will repeal and replace Obamacare and will work to bring down the national debt.

Third Hillary is intent on keeping our borders open and changing the face and values of America. She will work to increase the acceptance of Syrian refugees without a thought to the implications and dangers that brings to our land. Donald Trump is clear on securing our borders and ensuring that legal immigrants are properly vetted and are coming here to assimilate and add to the strength of our unity. There are millions of people around the world who yearn to live in an America that promises opportunity for those willing to work for it.

Then to those who seek peace, prosperity and national security the choice again could not be clearer. Clinton has not protected our national security through her use of an illegal email server which was vulnerable to being hacked. Her mishandling of foreign affairs is unforgivable. All around the world her actions as Secretary of State have hurt America’s interests and standing in the world. Her inexcusable handling of the September, 11. 2012 attacks on the consulate in Benghazi and CIA annex leading to the deaths of four brave Americans is shameful. The policy she engineered in the Middle East from the Arab Spring in Egypt where she backed a terrorist organization over a long time US ally was foolish at best and treasonous at worst.

This is a woman who in the third presidential debate gave to the world the timeline of a United States nuclear strike. Clearly she is the candidate who cannot be trusted on issues of national security. This from a woman who has shown time and time again that her judgment is poor, misguided or purposefully treasonous. America cannot afford to take a chance on a Clinton presidency. These are but a few of the reasons why she cannot be elected. At this time in American history there is only one clear choice for President of the United States and that is Donald J. Trump.

 

Controlling the Narrative In The Fight To Retain Our Unalienable Rights

Posted in Liberty, Politics, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

The truth of the matter is that the mainstream media is in collusion with the tyrants who are working tirelessly to weaken and destroy America and what it is supposed to stand for. Consider that just a few short days ago all the media coverage was focused on Hillary Clinton and the FBI investigation into her emails and illegal server. Even though not surprisingly Clinton managed to cover her trail enough to wiggle through the window of beyond a reasonable doubt with her years of getting into and out of scandals, the FBI laid out the facts that there was wrong doing on her part. This coverage had it continued was definitely going to be damaging to her presidential campaign. It was clearly time to change the narrative and the media did its part.

There is no question that the police have a difficult and dangerous job. Many are fine people with the noblest of intentions but just like in any demographic group there will always be bad actors. So what does the media do? They advance the narrative of racism to drive a wedge through the American people. There are plenty of instances of misbehavior and criminal actions by those given the responsibility to enforce the law. We all know there are some who see themselves in their role as above the law. We also know that the criminal actions of those corrupt law enforcement officials are not confined merely to murdering black people. So the media quickly shows two examples of white police officers needlessly killing two black men, one in Louisiana and the other in Minnesota. Two very graphic videos in two very different parts of the country of excessive force being used are put out within 24 hours to inflame emotions and divert America’s attention from Hillary Clinton’s latest scandal.

This of course feeds the statist elite narrative that racism is rampant across the entire country. This accomplishes several political objectives, it works to try and divide Americans across racial lines, and it feeds right into the propaganda used by the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM). A group financed by George Soros and embraced by the statist tyrants who wish to rid us of our unalienable rights and liberties. It mobilizes the BLM to organize a protest in Dallas within 24 hours and also sets up the situation for a well planned out and executed ambush on unsuspecting police officers further inflaming the American people and inserting another wedge between the American people to divide us along the lines of those who support the police and those who don’t.

It also very conveniently moves the Clinton scandal out of the consciousness of the American people. It also serves the purpose of the goal of questioning the role of American policing. People who support law enforcement will cry out for further militarization of the police or the need for the military to be called out to enforce law and order, those opposed will cry out that the current system doesn’t work fueling anger and acts of civil disobedience and further violence. It also adds fuel to the fire of the tyrant’s objective with the incessant call for the need for more gun control. This empowers big government policing powers at the price of our right to privacy as well as our right to self defense against criminals and the growing powers of an increasingly tyrannical and lawless government none of which is in the best interests of the American people. All of these outcomes endanger our unalienable rights and the pursuit of liberty.

Now it becomes incumbent upon those of us who wish to defend our precious unalienable rights and spread the righteous cause of liberty across this land to reclaim control of the narrative. We must fight with all of our might and intellect to spread the history, values and principles of our founding and what America is truly intended to be. We need to rebuild the ties that bind us as Americans against the onslaught of media stories meant to divide us across all possible social, economic, racial, religious and political lines. Our differences are truly minimal in comparison to what we have in common and the dangers that we are facing together. It has been said that America can only be destroyed from within and this true. That is why the statist’s efforts are focused squarely on helping us destroy ourselves.

The attack on America is being directed from several fronts and as such is a very formidable threat, There is the attack on our economy from the power of the Federal Reserve unconstitutionally being given the power over our money supply when it is clearly articulated in the constitution that it is the responsibility of the congress to do so. Then there is the matter of our government incurring debt at an unsustainable rate. Both of these actions are a grave national security threat to the future of our country and must be faced and corrected now. There is no time to waste as the future of our children and future generations are at risk The federal government must be cut down in size, scope and cost to its original enumerated powers and intent of maximum liberty and minimal intrusion in our everyday lives.

There is the attack on our unalienable rights in the name of national security. The truth is there is no need to give up our precious liberties in the attempt to strengthen national security. Indeed it was Benjamin Franklin who famously declared. “Those willing to sacrifice essential liberty for security deserve neither.” The unspoken truth here is that in doing so you do not gain security but actually lose it as liberty is the greatest guarantor of liberty, freedom and security. It is essential that the narrative here be reclaimed because history has shown repeatedly that once a people freely relinquish their rights in the name of national security they never gain them back and the cost of lives lost to an unchecked government power inevitably leads to mass murder on a massive scale of its own citizens. Just look at the recent examples of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Communist China, Cambodia and Cuba to name just a few.

In conclusion it is this generation’s responsibility to ensure that we regain the narrative, educate the American people on our most important founding document, The Declaration of Independence, ensure that the American people understand our unalienable rights and the true meaning of individual liberty. We must restore American unity for our strength lies in embracing our diversity and coming together in the common cause of defending righteous liberty so that freedom may not perish from the face of the Earth. We owe it to ourselves to keep what our forefathers won for us with their sacrifices, resolve and blood. If it is our duty to water the Tree of Liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants then we must understand why it is so and live up to our obligations.

 

Terrorism and Our Rights

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

It has been suggested that in light of the recent terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida that Americans should consider giving up our rights if the government chooses to put us on a “terrorist watch list or a no-fly list” This includes giving up our rights to privacy, self defense and anything else the government decides we should give up in the name of national security. Now just take a moment and consider those words and do not simply accept them at face value but really consider what that implies in light of our founding principles and history. It has been implied that the government should have the power to choose who among us gets to keep our unalienable rights and who must forfeit them. This from a government who in the name of national security has already taken away our right to privacy in our persons, effects and papers through the implementation of the so called Patriot Act. This is a government who now has the capability to track our every move, listen to our every conversation and even peer inside our homes all without our knowledge, consent and without the prerequisite warrant showing probable cause to do so. They claim the right to search our bodies and things for the “privilege” of free travel through the most modern, convenient and speedy mode of travel when in reality we are free to come and go across this country with our property in the pursuit of happiness. This for many of us is part of our jobs which provide for our way of life.

Consider also the current acts this government has done recently. They have used the power of regulatory agencies to intimidate and deprive American citizens their rights to freedom of speech and to associate freely with the IRS scandal targeting groups who did not share the same political viewpoint of the current administration with no one being held accountable. A president who has said he would punish his political enemies. This is a government whose Department of Homeland Security is completely infiltrated by members of the father of terrorist organizations, The Muslim Brotherhood. A government who says the greatest threats to our national security are zealous Christians, right wing “extremists” who believe in the constitution and call themselves patriots or Tea Party members, sympathizers and climate change deniers.

This country came to be because brave people saw tyranny being imposed upon them and chose to fight the American War of Independence rather than submit to intimidation and even death for the cause of Liberty. Samuel Adams said, “The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth. Not be under the will of the legislative authority of man but only have the laws of nature for his rule.” Thomas Jefferson said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Now I ask you to reconsider what has been suggested above taking into consideration the actions of the current administration in acting lawlessly. How often throughout the course of the history of this country the government has acted contrary to the Constitution which was put in place to control the federal government to certain enumerated powers given by the consent of the American people and reserving all the rest to the Sovereign States and the Individual. People talk about removing the rights enumerated in the first ten amendments otherwise known as the bill of rights. How could we have possibly strayed so far from our founding principles to understand that these enumerated rights not only aren’t the full extent of our rights under liberty but merely an incomplete list of what the government was enacted to protect not provide, Our rights came from our Creator and as such cannot be taken away by any man or form of government. Our rights come from God with His greatest gift to Humanity, free will which is Liberty.  Benjamin Franklin said, “Those willing to give up Liberty for security deserve neither.” So now having considered these founding principles from our history and these words of wisdom from our founding fathers, how could anyone suggest that the government should be granted the power to arbitrarily deprive us of our unalienable rights?

The problem facing America in dealing with the threat of Islamic terrorism is that we must follow the constitution and leave the American people alone to live in Liberty pursuing happiness as we see fit with minimal government intrusion in our lives freed to become prosperous once again.  Then we would be better able to defeat the evil enemies of the American people if we spent more time being vigilant against those most likely to commit acts of barbarism and not allow political correctness to get in the way of common sense legal investigations into the real enemies of the American people.

 

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President Obama’s Syrian Quandary

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by authorcarloscardoso

The President has been hesitant to get involved in the Syrian civil war from the beginning. However during the heat of his re-election campaign in trying to sound strong on foreign policy he made an unnecessary blunder and declared that if the Syrian regime used chemical weapons it would be a “red line” that if crossed would draw United States military intervention. This statement along with his use of the same “red line” description for not allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons puts the credibility of the United States in question both with our friends and foes alike at a very dangerous time in the region. To do nothing makes us seem weak and to do something ineffectual or worse leading to unintended consequences such as starting a broader war in the region could be catastrophic.

The fact is that we have not intervened in the over two year civil war and to do so now would not be in our national security interests. Syria has been supported by the Soviet Union throughout the cold war and still is, as Russia has sent them arms to use in the fight against the insurgents. The facts are that our limited intervention as outlined by the White House will not change the strategic balance in the war. Assad’s forces have gained the upper hand after insurgent gains made by mostly Islamic militant fighters aligned and led by elements of Al Qaeda. This means that we would be facing a historically Russian ally with ties to Iran while supporting an Al Qaeda Islamist group, neither of which is in our interests.

The Syrian regime is financed by Iran and spreads arms to terrorist organizations in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories to Hezbollah and Hamas.  This has been true for many years and if we had been able to put together a coalition of moderate Syrian forces looking to bring liberty and arm them in the infancy of the insurgency then we may have been able to make a difference. We missed our opportunity and are left with no viable options outside of an all out invasion taking out the current regime, securing the weapons of mass destruction and trying to build a national consensus government in an area with no such history. The Middle East as it stands today is the haphazard partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War One which was the final defeat of the Muslim jihad that began in around 600 BC and led to the establishing of an Islamic Caliphate that spread from the Middle East to Africa and across most of Europe into Spain. What we are seeing now is the rise of Islamic power trying to once again conquer the lost lands and ultimately the whole world.

Our dilemma is if we do nothing we lose face in front of the whole world, emboldening our enemies and frightening our allies. However, given our current fiscal problems to launch a limited attack as outlined by the President with no reason to do so other than to save the President’s and the United States’ reputation is going to be a tough sell to the American people. The President knows there is nothing to be gained by his planned military action strategically and even more importantly politically here at home. His speech on Saturday seeking Congressional approval for a much more limited action than he began in Libya without seeking it then is nothing more than seeking political cover for his foreign policy failure. We should not be in this position where there is nothing to be gained and much could possibly be lost. It is another example of this President’s failed leadership.

The Congress will debate and vote on whether or not to authorize the limited use of force the President has planned. If they vote to not authorize the use of force the President said he still feels he has the authority to do so but the consequences will be his and his alone. If he fails to act America’s reputation will be irreparably harmed and the rise of radical Islam will be emboldened and Israel will be left feeling that they will have to strike at Iran alone before they can become a nuclear power. If they do authorize it and it turns out bad the President has political cover for the fallout if it leads to all out war in the Middle East.

 Unfortunately it will be up to the brave men and women of our Armed forces and the American taxpayers who are going to have to pay the consequences. The real national security issues would be if Syria was to fall and their weapons were to fall into the wrong hands, or Syria began smuggling chemical weapons and or advanced weaponry to Hamas and Hezbollah. The other is will Iran be allowed to become a nuclear power. Now with the specter of Iran on the horizon this situation grows exponentially in importance. None of this would have been necessary if it weren’t for the President’s political posturing and poor choice of words putting America’s reputation on the line when no national security interests were at stake

 

The Obama Administration and 9/11

Posted in Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Politics, Religious Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The Democratic Convention was tremendous political theater for the American electorate. Speaker after speaker talking about American exceptionalism and then ending their speeches with God bless America. Perfectly choreographed as they told us that Osama Bin Laden was dead and for all intents and purposes so was Al Qaeda and the threat of terrorism , unfortunately none of this was true or indicative of their positions. This President toured the world apologizing for our arrogance in thinking that we were better than any other country. Through his words and his deeds he said we had no right to proclaim America was exceptional. This convention was run by this administration and it was no coincidence that the platform had no mention of God in it or recognition that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The charade fell apart when the media reported on these glaring omissions and they were forced to try and fix it by bringing it to a vote. The delegates were asked by voice vote three times looking for the required two thirds majority before the chair declared that the ayes had it and the language was inserted into the platform. The floor erupted in a loud chorus of boos as a two thirds majority had not agreed but the administration knew it had to embrace the platform change and forced it through.

Obama reached out to the Muslim world in his Cairo speech in 2009 going so far as to say we were a Muslim nation as well. He quoted “the holy Koran” several times and talked about his experience hearing the call to prayer in the morning on three continents and was now, “here, where Islam was revealed”. Eventually the cry for democracy began to fill the streets of the Middle East, beginning in Iran. The President was strangely silent as the protesters were jailed, beaten and killed and the Ayatollahs and President Ahmedinejad stayed in power. The so called Arab Spring then spread from Tunisia to Egypt where he sided with the protesters and called for a loyal United States ally to step down. President Mubarak was toppled giving rise to the Muslim Brotherhood gaining a majority in parliament and the election of President Morsi. We then intervened with Nato partners namely France and Germany in Libya in their civil war. This action was an undeclared war which is, by our Constitution, a power held by Congress. He sidestepped Congress and the War Powers Act by saying no ground troops were involved. This while hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from U.S. warships overstepping his Constitutional powers and shifting the balance of power to the rebels, toppling Ghaddafi

This leads us to September 11, 2012 where a regime led by President Morsi who we helped gain power watched and did nothing as protesters descended on our embassy in Cairo supposedly enraged that their prophet had been blasphemed in a relatively unknown YouTube video. Our government had 24 hour notice of the impending danger in Cairo and did nothing. So on September 11th we watched as our embassy was breached, our flag desecrated and replaced by an Al Qaeda flag. Thousands of protestors chanted Obama, Obama we are all Osamas. How did our government respond? They apologized and said the video had nothing to do with the United States government.

Meanwhile in Benghazi, Libya our consulate was attacked and set ablaze. Four Americans were killed including our ambassador who was brutally attacked, sodomized and dragged through the streets. He was a man who had been there throughout the conflict working with the rebels and this is how he was repaid. Our government immediately dismissed the notion that this was a terrorist attack insisting we were told, it was angry crowds reacting spontaneously to the insult to Islam. The Libyan transitional government called it a terrorist act and yet we had our U.N. Ambassador lie to us, the truth is our government was unprepared on September 11th and their weakness on foreign policy directly led to these attacks and Obama’s reaction reinforced his unwillingness to stand up and say the war on terror is ongoing. The President not only didn’t face the truth with the American people he showed indifference to the importance of this happening to us on this solemn day where we remember all that was lost in 2001. This President has failed the American people and sent a signal of weakness to the Middle East in his reaction to the violence committed against us on 9-11 of all days. He apologized to the Muslim world with a half hearted mention of our God given right of free speech while condeming the hate speech against Islam. Calling for responsible speech yet saying there is still no reason for acts of violence. This policy of apologizing for American insensitivites to Muslim feelings while he attacks the very tenets of many Christians with the power of coercive laws here at home is hypocritical and unconscionable. His actions speak louder than his words calling himself a Christian. The President in light of what happened decided to go to Las Vegas for a rally and fundraiser. His words at that rally in acknowledging just the beginning of what would spread to anti-American protests around the globe were a slap in the face of all Americans. He said and I quote,” Yesterday we had a tough day”. This weakness, apologizing and lack of indignation should be outrageous and unacceptable to us all.