At a time when Americans believe Barack Obama, John Kerry and the American Government may well be committing treason in the pursuit of nuclear weapons for Iran, an apocalyptic Islamist death cult at war with America since 1979, he actually says “If Allah wills it”? Diplomats are supposed to be masters of using precisely the right language and not giving offense, and our Secretary of State offends all that America is and every sacrifice Americans have made in the war on terror. Is he that oblivious to reality, or do he and Obama care nothing for what the American people think?
Who do we trust when everyone involved is a liar? Only yesterday Obama Administration spokesliar Josh Earnest actually claimed that Yemen remains a brilliant Obama success:
The measure of the US policy should not be graded against the success or the stability of the Yemeni government. That’s a separate enterprise. And the goal of US policy toward Yemen has never been to try to build a Jeffersonian democracy there. The goal of US policy in Yemen is to make sure that Yemen cannot be a safe haven that extremists can use to attack the West and to attack the United States, and that involves trying to build up the capacity of the government to help us in that fight. And there is no doubt that we would prefer a situation where there is a stable government, where there is a place where US personnel could operate inside of Yemen, could coordinate directly with Yemeni security forces to take the fight to these extremists. But the fact is that even though US personnel is no longer in Yemen, the united states continues to have the capacity and resources, and reach to be able to take strikes when necessary against extremists.
Watching the slow-motion train wreck of the University of Virginia/Rolling Stone fraternity gang rape narrative has been both satisfying in a distinctly ironic sense and intensely frustrating. It has been many years since I carried a badge and the responsibility that goes with it, but this kind of case still makes me grind my teeth in frustration. Why? False accusations of rape make life difficult for everyone, including the police.
First, however, consider this report from Ashe Schow:
Charlottesville police refused to close the case on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, despite there being no evidence of a crime and key facts of the accuser’s story proved to be false.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something like this comes along. Last week at the Nation Union of Student’s women’s conference, in England–it’s a feminist affair, you know, pip pip!–apparently things were getting a bit out of control, so:
Applause. Applause was triggering anxiety. Really, what’s left? Walking? Breathing? Looking vaguely in someone’s general direction? Mere existence? How do such pale flowers manage to get out of bed in the morning, or are they generally trapped there by the cruel, heteronormative, patriarchal oppression of the man-made sheets?
My God, gentle readers, in electing Barack Obama, in taking a vacation from history and responsibility, what have we done? From Arutz Sheva:
In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
In the case of Bowe Bergdahl, I’ve written a number of articles. Foremost among them:
Everything Barack Obama says, or his minions say for him, has an expiration date. Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, June of 2014:
Let’s review: Russia is poised to invade and conquer its neighbors, plunging the world into another cold—potentially hot—war. The Middle East is in chaos, and Barack Obama, The One, is ignoring, insulting and/or threatening our allies and all but providing flowers, candy, prostitutes and massages for our enemies. Oh yes, and the viability of NATO hangs by a thread. So what does Mr. Obama do when the new Secretary General of NATO comes to Washington?
President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and won’t see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days. Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything from the White House, two sources close to the NATO chief told me.
The first article of this series, “Connecticut: The Storm Fizzles, Part I,” was posted two weeks ago. The second part, Connecticut: The Storm Fizzles, Part 2was posted last week. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission’s report that is the basis for these articles is available here. This final article of the series discusses the final portion of the mental health section of the Commission’s report, wherein we learn that mentally ill people aren’t violent, but put a gun anywhere near a sane person, and “gun violence” is going to ensue. And as we learned in the last article, mental health professionals not only can’t predict who is going to do violence, they can’t be blamed for not being able to do that.
A substantial portion of the mental heath section is devoted to the idea that stigmatizing mental health issues must be eradicated because it causes virtually every problem imaginable, and many not. Consider this bit of neophyte psychoanalysis:
Usually it’s easy for me to come up with things to write about. They just sort of spring unbidden from my brain to the keyboard. But occasionally, I get a bit of writer’s block. Not the traditional writer’s block where I can’t think of anything at all to write, but the kind where nothing I think of seems interesting to me, or worse, I can’t think of anything I think you, gentle readers, might find interesting.
That’s when I often resort to the outrageous, a category of stories of which, tragically, there is always an ample supply. I must admit to a bit of sorrow that they’re so easy to find in education these days, like this example from Fox News:
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