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Threats Galore

March 22nd, 2013 - 12:07 am

For rogue regimes to threaten America and its allies is nothing new. But I have the distinct sense these days that the threats are both prolific and becoming more boldly specific.

North Korea isn’t just making its usual threats to drown South Korea in a sea of fire. Pyongyang has been cranking out cheesy videos depicting missile attacks on Washington, and  just threatened to attack American military bases in Japan and on Guam. Iran’s rulers are not only expressing their usual generic wish to wipe Israel off the map. Iran’s top boss, a.k.a. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, just celebrated Nowruz with a televised speech threatening in geographically precise terms that if Israel’s authorities “make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”

For that matter, Hamas, the terrorist overlords of the rogue non-state of Gaza, took it upon themselves last month to threaten President Obama that if he visited the Temple Mount during his trip to Israel, they would take it as a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.

Is this business as usual, or cause for increasing alarm?

“Stick and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me”…?  Hardly reassuring. In these realms, there are already too many sticks, stones, missiles and explosive devices. All these actors have an extravagant history of mayhem and murder, going back to their various inceptions. And what they appear to be learning from each other is that they can make ever uglier threats with relative impunity. There are, of course, reasoned arguments to be made that such threats are largely for domestic consumption, or that the comfortably ensconced thugs ruling over such places as North Korea, Iran and Gaza, for all their brinksmanship, would prefer not to launch attacks so devastating as to provoke devastation in response. There’s even a case to be made that dire threats are a sign of desperation, or are perhaps just laying the groundwork for a better starting position at the bargaining table. But with North Korea conducting missile and nuclear tests, with Iran’s uranium centrifuges spinning, with Hamas trucking in weapons from Iran, it’s ever more ominous that the threats from this gang keep pushing the envelope. Time to ring the world’s super cop… but who is that these days?

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So what are Ms. Rossett's (or Gaffney, or Geller, or Noriega, or Bolton, any of the "Be Afraid Brigade") proposed solutions? Lot's of warning of threats, nothing in the way of realistic solutions - crickets. And how, pray tell, are we to pay for being the world's policeman? We are crumbling at home, yet these folks want us to be the world's supercop? Save it for the movies.
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This is the consequence of feminizing society without actually realizing the importance of masculine values in the process. We wind up with weak men and female leaders who shriek "what difference does it make?" to a society who seems to think that behavior is somehow "owning" congress rather than displaying a shocking lack of self control.

It all telegraphs weakness. A country ruled by people who are imcapable of making rational or difficult decisions when it counts.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not downgrading women. I happen to be one, but I am downgrading our current valuation of the overly emotional side of femism without any of the logic or reasoning or self-control that are usually thought of as more "manly" behaviors/characteristics but can be found in women - think Margaret Thatcher. If our current crop of leaders displayed have as much of those traits as they did emotional screeching, maybe the threats wouldn't so thick.
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"Oh, enemies all around!"
-- Billy Fish, "The Man Who Would Be King"
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The elite unit within Iran's "Revolutionary Guards" (modeled on Hitler's SS) is called the "Al-Quds Brigade".

Al-Quds (aka Al-Qods) is the Arabic and Persian name of JERUSALEM. Our media seem strangely reluctant to render this name in regular English.

Imagine if in 1935, an elite unit of the SS had been named "Moscow Brigade" but U.S. media reported the name incomprehensibly as "MB Unit". Would the U.S. have been well served by such polite reticence?
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The 'super cop' retired on 20 Jan 09. What we have now is a security guard who quickly ran out of No-Doze, spends all of his time filling out his March Madness picks, and trying to find someone to pay for his main-squeeze's vacations and other outings.
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Kirk McGarvey? Mitch Rapp? John Corey?

He doesn't exist in real life any longer, Claudia.

Peeking out from behind the skirts of women, is called leading from behind. Obama hiding behind Hillary and Susan Rice in Benghazi, is the image that should be burned into our brains as who we are in the face of our enemies today.

And John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Thomas Perez? Are these the names of men that instill confidence in our competence and skill, our honor and dependability? Our fairness to allies and even our own citizens?

If I wanted to bankrupt a nation and turn it into a second rate power, I couldn't have done any more than the past five years to "tranform" it into exactly that.
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What do these people want? Our "commander in chief community organizer" still votes "present". His "stab in the back drone attacks" seem to be killing innocent civilians much the same as "he who cannot be named". Our current potus gets a big "pass" whereas his predecessor was vilified and demonized for that happening during his watch. Can you say hypocrites?
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The world's supercop today is represented by Barney Fife, the POTUS no criminal nation or organization takes seriously.
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I just visit the Holy Mary Mother of God house sanctuary on the Mount of the Nightingale in Islam Turkey by way of utube. This is where she was brought by Saint John to escape Jerusalem, the area with the city in which Saint Paul sent a letter was thought of as the safest place in the pagan world.
Today with weapons of mass destruction in the hands of even kids as we see in Newtown and in the hands of the kid who gunned down the priest who the Holy Pope of Rome prayed for when he was at the House of Holy Mary Mother of God in 2006 and the gun the Islam boy used to murder the priest was from USA stolen in Iraq.
What do these little murders mean ? We need bib BIG bIG mass murders to be shocked so we begin to change our minds and our direction?
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footnote
Isaiah 2

"He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.

5 Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the Lord.
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"For rogue regimes to threaten America and its allies is nothing new. But I have the distinct sense these days that the threats are both prolific and becoming more boldly specific."

You are correct ... we are facing existential threats to the U.S.A from real enemies i.e. more than one enemy. However, there are TWO distinct and co-dependent enemies within the U.S.A. working together now because the goal is the same: to take down America from WITHIN. Who are they?
1. The Muslim Brotherhood - their goal is sharia implementation in the U.S.A. replacing the constitutionand flying the flag of Islam over the WH once the fruits of their "stealth Jihad"/"political jihad"/lawfare is successful enough to introduce physical jihad as well.
2. Saul Alynski himself not only dedicated Rules For Radicals to Satan but the objectives were to be achieved by implementing "stealth jihad" too; overthrowing everything good and sacred by attacking the constitution and causing so much chaos that we would readily submit to autocratic rule.

Winess recently that Napolitana flat refused to answer congress's questions regarding the purchases of massive quantities of ammo ... DHS is also upping the ante on surveillance of E-mails and other things. the same ol' MO as Obama ... hide what you're really doing; provide cover and buy time until such time it's too late to counter the stealth moves; and bingo, autocratic rule implemented step by step.
If Obama is only playing politics with Israel; if he's just doing the ol' organizer two-step with Israel and setting up a legacy of "great peacemaker" while throwing Israel under the bus; if he's in any way insincere about embracing Israel wholeheartedly in words and actions; then we're in for a helluva ride. Why do I say that? I paraphrase, "bless Israel and I will bless you; curse Israel and I will curse you." Our protection comes from God alone; He is protecting His Israel and He will protect us if we embrace Israel as we always have done. The choice rests with Obama (since he has authority on earth over the U.S.A., and God respects that authority); we either embrace Israel and prosper OR our enemies will have a field day. THis is a pivotal time for our country and no time to keep slamming Obama - whether we like him or not - because he's the one that gets to decide.
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Economies make or destroy a nation! Productivity can be had by flower children, to the most radical political activist classes of people. It takes economic productivity to sustain human life unless all are willing to return to caveman era societies!

I think what you're alluding to is 'social' decline. Social decline on the other hand can destroy a nations economy by internal conflict and civil war. Based upon the commenting of the teaParty social conservative movement and its followers, it seems there may be this possibility in their self serving ideology that has little to do with any Islamic Brotherhood or Alinsky ideologies -- purely, yet again, a 'relgious' uprising for religious control over a society.
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