August 5, 2013, - 1:01 pm

If We Had a President With Some Balls . . . : America’s Cowardly Turn w Muslim Embassies & Russia/Snowden; A Bow to Muslims @ Ramadan End

By Debbie Schlussel

Sadly, in Barack Obama, America has a President with zero testicles. No testosterone whatsoever. Under him, we are not only not cowboys. We aren’t even cowgirls. This week’s closure of U.S. Embassies in the Muslim world–with America responding to terrorist threats like a cowardly, meek fraidy cat with its tail caught between its legs–is embarrassing. It’s reminiscent of the Jimmy Carter years. So is Obama’s weak response to Russia’s granting of asylum to Edward Snowden.

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If we had a President with some balls, we would have responded to the alleged threat on our embassies in the Muslim world by strengthening them with lots more Marine guards. We would have mounted men with SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) pointing in all directions. Note, by the way, we didn’t close one embassy in the Middle East–the only one that is at peace and, yet, refuses to recognize the capital of the nation it is in: the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (NOT the Israeli capital of Jerusalem) where it should be.

If we had a President with some balls, we would either close multiple U.S. Embassies in the Muslim world–which are basically Muslim Embassies, pandering the Muslim world and NOT ever advancing American interests–permanently or not close them at all . . . ever. Instead, we are closing them for the week in deference to the ending of Ramadan. This is about respecting Islam. It’s about shutting down the “Great American Satan’s” presence in the Muslim world while they celebrate the most “important” part of Ramadan–Eid Al-Fitr. It’s about cowering to them. It’s about Islamo-pandering dhimmitude.






If we had a President with some balls, we’d either keep our embassies there open 24/7/365 or we’d shut them down entirely and permanently for the long-term.

If we had a President with some balls, Barack Obama wouldn’t be talking about toothless, irrelevant non-attendance at international conferences with the Russians. He’d be recalling our Ambassador to Russia and shutting down THAT embassy (the U.S. Embassy in Moscow). He’d expel personnel–even the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.–from American soil, the way the Brits and Australians expelled Israeli diplomats over the assassination of a HAMAS/Iran arms dealer in Dubai, when there has been absolutely no evidence that Israel committed the assassination, though it’s well accepted that the Mossad did it.

If we had a President with some balls, America would do what is necessary to assert our power and command respect around the world. But we just don’t have that.

Instead, we have Barack Obama, President of GirlieMan Nation USA.

And, so, the Muslim world is laughing at us while they celebrate the end of Ramadan–a double celebration. The Russians and the rest of the world are laughing at us because we don’t have any guts to protect our national security secrets and stand tough against the modern-day Benedict Arnold (with apologies to the ghost of Mr. Arnold for the comparison of this snot-nosed Millennial traitor to him).

Sadly, we have a guy with no cojones “leading” the free world from behind. We are cowards, led by the ball-less Coward-in-Chief.

Congrats, America. Eid mubarak [Have a blessed Eid] and molodyetz (excellent, in Russian). Uncle Sam is now a eunuch.

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I normally despise the P-word, don’t use it, and find it distasteful and low-class. But this is one of those rare times when it’s entirely appropriate . . .

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75 Responses

Debbie,

I’d close the embassies permanently. Do we need a reason to have good relations with those hate us? If only Obama had the balls to do it, he’d get something done!

NormanF on August 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Agree in spades

    Cavan Stevens on August 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

To end the muslim threat we need to fight on our terms not theirs. Theirs is a cowardly hit and run and hide M.O

We should take small nuclear devices and drop them on their 5th & 4th most “holy” places, turn them into glass. Then ask them openly and publicly if they want us to destroy the rest. If they wish we can wipe their religion off the earth, they are the single biggest threat to peace on this planet, including peace for muslims

Cavan Stevens on August 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I love this idea. But no political leader of either party would have the balls to do this.

    Laura on August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Edward Snowden – the Right was cheering him on! Embracing traitors has become the RuPaulistinian view of our national security. Which we don’t care about.

We knew the Russians were never going to extradite him but the least we could do is at least pretend we won’t do business as usual for awhile.

And we won’t even do that! Besides, every one in August is on vacation and more interested in hitting the snooze button instead of acting like America is a Great Power with serious responsibilities.

If it wasn’t so sad, the whole farce would be laughable!

NormanF on August 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

“I normally despise the P-word, don’t use it, and find it distasteful and low-class….” Me, also. “President Lack of Sack” might best caption the picture posted nearest above.

lee of the lower case "l" on August 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

You are wrong about Obama’s toughness. Don’t you worry about Obama’s toughness, Debbie. I am sure that he will get tough with our only ally in the area, Israel. After all, if you can’t get tough with Jews, who can you get tough with?

Obama weakness represents America’s weakness. When Jimmy Carter was President and acted like he had to sit down to Pee, his poll ratings plummeted.

Forward 35 years, and America has a bigger sissy as President, yet this prez is still quite popular with 50+% of the nation. The dumbing down of our schools and the news media and the American public worked. The leftists have won…a weaker, dying America.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Obama is unpopularity-proof because of white people’s fear at being branded a “racist.” “Racists” (or perceived racists) are the untouchables of the new-millennium caste in America.

    DS_ROCKS! on August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I agree with your sentiments Debbie but I think Grant is correct, unfortunately.

RA2216 on August 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

From http://www.brainyquote.com:

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.”
Brooke Foss Westcott

Those Embassies / Consulates are, by International Law, U.S. SOVEREIGN TERRITORIES.

So, all of us must now become introspect in light of this decision by our leaders and witness “…and at last some crisis shows what we have become.”

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME? Again from http://WWW.BRAINYQUOTE.COM,

“This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.”
Elmer Davis

The United States, with all its warts, is my home. There are problems of many stripes that, as a libertarian, I do not like, but try my best to resolve, to change, to understand. However, what this shutdown has shown the World, in my opinion, is the soft belly of a paper tiger and that soft belly is a danger to all Americans wherever they reside.

To all the “Neville Chamberlains” out there, reconsider what you have done and what it will most likely bring here to our backyards.

Dennis on August 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm

word is
hosanna o’bama has gonads

it’s just that he is

a moose-lamb-pig first
a subhuman oval office imposter second
and thirdly
an america hater

prestigio on August 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Oh, Obama is tough all right when he’s estimated the only courage required is that of a bully boy.

lee of the lower case "l" on August 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/embassy-consulate-closures-applauded-on-both-sides-of-the-aisle/2013/08/04/671aabb6-fd30-11e2-9711-3708310f6f4d_story.html

Unfortunately, the Republicans have no more balls than Obama. Both parties are gutless wonders and the politicians only care about feathering their own nests.

No more Teddy Roosevelts. No more Harry Trumans, No more Ikes.

If a power bombed Pearl Harbor today, we would respond by having a service day, the left would blame America, the news media and the entertainment industry would paint sympathetic portraits of the people who bombed us, and the President would talk about how peace loving our enemies are. And if the president were Muslim like Obama, he would indirectly blame Israel for the conflict.

JEG: When I was discussing this with a friend, yesterday, I said, “Don’t kid yourself. Romney wouldn’t have the balls either.” The friend agreed. Romney would have done all the same crap on this stuff. DS

Jonathan E. Grant on August 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Like choking humidity is to oppressive heat are Republicans to Democrats: Insult added to injury.

    Thinking about it, I sigh me a river.

    lee of the lower case "l" on August 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Jon,

    Neither in this country nor in Israel are there brave, pious, principled and passionate people!

    We live as in the days of The Judges, “when every man does what is right in his own eyes.” When nations doubt their purpose, their decline sets in.

    Debbie was right; Romney would have done exactly the same thing! I felt no compelling reason to vote last year and I haven’t changed my mind since.

    The Republicans are becoming kinder and gentler Democrats with a capitalist hue. None of which augurs well for the future of the country.

    NormanF on August 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    i agree about the
    a–h— republicans

    their only saving grace is that
    they are intentionally trying to
    destroy our country

    and in that sense
    they are the diametric opposite
    of the demorats

    prestigio on August 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      correction

      somehow ” not ”
      got omitted from the
      2nd pragraph

      prestigio on August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I agree w/ Norman – we should close down those embassies permanently, and follow it up by terminating our relationships w/ those countries, and closing their embassies here as well.

I do think Jon is right as well – that Obama will be tough on Israel. But thankfully for Israel, you have Arab civil wars going on – in Syria, which makes Israel more secure, and then a very unstable Egypt, which is even better for Israel. You know that the Arabs are screwed when they have to depend on the likes of Hamas or Hizbullah to stabilize them, by sending their fighters to fight on their favored side in the wars.

As for Obama, just count the days until his term ends.

Infidel on August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    But then what? A President Hillary, the first bull-dike in the White House? or a President Booker, with the slogan, “I’ll make America in Newark’s image?” Chris Christie, the Homer Simpson of Presidents “hmmmmmmm donuts.”

    Jonathan E. Grant on August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      The demographics are changing! As it stands, the only way we will have Republican Presidents in the future is when the Democrats become more corrupt than people can stomach or they’ve briefly worn out their welcome in office. The GOP will be caretakers for the Democrats, much like the role the Progressive Conservatives used to fill for the Liberals in Canada. America will have its own “Natural Governing Party.” In that respect, Obama is a consequential – and transformative President who both embodies and reflects the sweeping changes now taking place in American life.

      NormanF on August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

History lesson: the administration wanted to increase security at Bengazi but
funding was shot down. So it looks like this is the only way the gov’t ca
save lives.

Lee on August 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    This was the big lie told by the White House, and you bought it, Lee, hook, line and schmuck.

    This story is simply not true. Period.

    And let us assume it is true for one second. The president has the power to allocate funds, just like he used the military and White House funds to throw non-public parties for Hollywood celebrities, for much more than it cost to keep White House tours going.

    Jonathan E. Grant on August 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks, JEG, on behalf of many of us, I’m sure. Somebody had to say it and you said it so well.

      lee of the lower case "l" on August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      I appreciate JEGs sentiments and him shooting down dummy Libtard Lee (of the capital L) with ease.

      Lee bends over gladly for his Libtard overlords. Even early in the Benghazi game it was easy to see the shenanigans going on.

      Libtard Lee, instead of licking your ‘puter screen when you perve on “The Daily Kos” how about reading the REAL events that happened in Benghazi and around Benghazi (HINT~CIA, shipment of arms etc to Syria via Turkey, the unknown survivors of Benghazi still unknown…) and use deductive reasoning for a change. Stupid puke.

      Also, I want Libtard Lee and his stupid, puter-licking tongue to see how Obama-Putin was ILLEGALLY able to suspend huge swaths of his own ObamaPutin-Care law for a year…for businesses. And that dope wants to whinge about the false meme of lacking of funding? PUH-LEEZE! Effin’ dope.

      Libtard Lee doesn’t seem to notice that the Obama-Putin Regime don’t need no stinkin’ laws. And he’d like that even if he did know it.

      Useless idiot!

      Skunky on August 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        Skunky, a reply to Lee’s frustrating depth of obtuseness wouldn’t have been complete without you chipping in. After seeing such “dummitude” as he expressed, I’m always wondering: WWSS (what would Skunky say).

        To tweak the late and misguided Ann Richards: Lee can’t hep it. He was born with blinders on his eyes, plugs in his ears, and fed a lethel dose of denial.

        I suppose I’m commenting and re-commenting may be due to sensitivity that his name and mine are the same. I guess. :)

        lee of the lower case "l" on August 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        Skunky: Okay, but how do you *really* feel about Lee (of the capital L.)

        lol

        DS_ROCKS! on August 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    That was Lee the Libtard, not lee with the lower-case “l”.

    skzion on August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Looks like I was late to the party again. :(

      skzion on August 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm

THIS is why 50% of America is “with” owebama, it’s just because they share skin color and entitlement attitude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=36bjRh9rcd8

mdfuller56 on August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

For our posterity, Islam needs to be exposed today for what it is by everyone with a conscience, and through all mediums. We must push for this by any and all means. Industry must be convinced of this too. The spread of the truth about Islam must be placed above the desire for profits. That is the only way generations to come will survive.

Unfortunately, greed is an insidious disease in the west and we of like minds here have a long road ahead of us.

Red Randy on August 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I figured that the embassy closures were tied to Ramadan in some way. I also think that they were a “wag the dog” type of deal in order to try to distract the people and the media from covering the Benghazi and IRS scandals, which seemed to be finally getting some traction. Had Bush been in office that is exactly what would be openly theorized by leftist commentators right now.

As for closing our Muslim embassies, not going to happen because we need the oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Emirates, Sudan, you name it. And if we don’t buy it the Chinese will be glad to take it off their hands. Anyone who wants to change that reality needs to quit reciting Sarah Palin/Rick Perry/Rush Limbaugh talking points on “drill baby drill” and start supporting alternative energy, because even if we do eliminate our environmental regulations and allow unrestricted drilling everywhere (that is everywhere that rich people don’t need access to clean air and water) the globalist conglomerate oil companies are still going to sell the oil on the open market and not in the U.S. because they are after their own profits, not the national interests and will sell out our national interests to make a buck in a second (not that you can get anyone from the Bush big business wing of the GOP to admit it). Using alternative energy to bankrupt the Islamic terror states isn’t just dishonest left-wing “if you are driving an SUV you are helping the terrorists win” Huffington Post nonsense. Isi Leibler, one of the Jerusalem Post’s Zionists, wrote a few years ago that an alternative energy breakthrough – with Israel leading the way of course because their government is financing the R&D on alternative energy that we aren’t because Israel doesn’t have any oil/coal company lobbyists or politicians from oil/coal states to block it, or such companies to pay off “conservative” talk radio hosts to shill their line – would solve the Palestinian problem by bankrupting the Arab states, placing them in such a weak economic and political position that they would be forced to take in the Palestinians merely to get the U.N. cash that they would get from resettling them.

As far as Snowden goes, well we did take in tons of Soviet bloc defectors back in the day. Many of them didn’t even have legitimate asylum claims and weren’t particularly valuable in the intelligence they could reveal or technical skills to provide to our economy, but we were happy to parade them around for our PR propaganda purposes just the same. Meanwhile Snowden is a goldmine for all 4 – legitimate asylum claim, intel, skills, propaganda – so why not? Obama may be extremely bad, but no sense pretending that Andropov, Chernenko or even the liberal media’s revered “glasnost” Gorbachev would have been any quicker to turn the guy over. And no, recalling our ambassador or shutting down our embassy over this would never have been done over this, not even during the height of the Cold War.

But this Snowden thing is yet another example of how corporate America chooses money over our interests. Booz Allen put a 29 year old with a GED (talk about affirmative action! … oh wait he’s white so I guess that meant he was qualified after all) and known far-left beliefs (for all the GOPers like Justin Amash that are trying to defend the guy, Snowden did what he did in part because he feels that Obama and his Democrats aren’t liberal enough!) in a sensitive position like that because they were too cheap to pay for top dollar talent. Instead of paying for someone with a track record of integrity, a military service record intelligence background or something else that would give them a sane world view and/or a family or reputation or something that he would be willing to protect or at the very least a college (or trade school) degree, they just found someone willing to work for $125,000 and a free apartment in Hawai’i (making it that much harder to monitor him by the way) for him to shack up with his “fiancee” (that he is never going to see again, not that he cares). Gee. Thanks a lot Booz Allen. Oops … I just blamed a private company instead of the government for something. Someone apologize to the Bush wing of the GOP for me.

Gerald on August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    If post-ers had to be identified as cheese, our Gerald would be a big, old piece of hole-y swiss cheese. Bland, yucky, no taste but full of enough holes to drive a big, honkin’ Buick thru’.

    I was amused by his loooooong post because I played “Spot Gerald’s Libtarded Biases”. So easy, so fun to play. For the whole family, even!

    He got in his swipe at “Whitey”. Yawn. Snore-bore…That’s a given. I had fun with his embracing of “green” energy. Especially since it’s NOT sustainable but fools like Gee should have to have their homes and other things hooked up to the not-100%-reliable “green” sources and see how great it is when it malfunctions or does not work like the old standbys (hated by the Left). It would be fun to see him loose energy at the most inopportune times or have Rumpelstiltskin fits when his heat, AC or car can’t work when it would if it were old, reliable dinosaur energy. I’d laugh and laugh and say “Couldn’t happen to a better a-hole”. A girl can dream, you know.

    I’ll leave out another one to see if anyone else can spot his bias. It’s just fun because he is always wrong-wrong-wrong but he ain’t changin’ his ways for anyone, ya dig! :P

    Skunky on August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Gerald has a problem with verbal diarrhea. He or it believes that quantity trumps quality and basic coherence.

      Worry01 on August 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Hmm gutless,

I think you could call Obama gutless if things weren’t going his way.
Though I’m sure he’d like a little bit more respect, overall I’m pretty certain he’s pleased as punch. Job well done. Michael Jackson self loathing transformation complete.

America weak, disengaged from the world and crumbling from within. If the US ever does re-engage it probably won’t be on favorable terms.
Obama’s objectives are primarily domestic anyway.
The administration is too short sighted and incompetent to achieve any long range foreign policy objectives but I think their disasters will have very long range consequences regardless so this is no consolation.

Frankz on August 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    @frankz:

    I think that America disengaging from the world doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. Remember that we were relatively isolationist before World War II, which lest we forget was only fought in the first place because Woodrow Wilson used every low down scurrilous trick in the book – including having the blood of innocent Americans on his hands via the Lusitania incident – to drag us into World War I. We were kind of forced into the postwar role because of the need to stand up to the Soviets during the Cold War, but immediately after the Cold War ended we should have dismantled that apparatus and gone back to tending to our own affairs instead of being world police nanny statists and the #1 enforcer of U.N. regulations that the bad guys have the same amount of respect for that gang members do our gun control laws.

    Being citizens of the world worked during the Cold War because A) it was much harder to disseminate reliable information back then and B) most of our enemies accommodating us by being stupid enough to align themselves with the Soviet Union and giving us a single main enemy to focus on instead of forcing us to fight them on a third front.

    But after the Soviet Union fell, we should have gone to work pulling ourselves out of treaty organizations and NGOs, voiding international agreements, clamping down on our borders and otherwise gone about looking after our own affairs. But what do we do? Invade Iraq (twice), Afghanistan and Somalia, fight air wars against Kosovo and Libya, pass NAFTA and invite China into the IMF and WTO. Oh yeah, and we defunded the scientific research powerhouse that we once were. If we had kept that going, who knows how many energy and other technology breakthroughs to help make us more self-sufficient and to make our manufacturing sector more productive we would have by now. Instead, now we are relying on other countries to make the technological and basic research breakthroughs that we used to make ourselves. And we have gotten to where our economy can’t operate without foreign workers, whether the unskilled low wage types at one end or the highly skilled ones for our tech industry (where again our corporate interests sell us out by lobbying for more tech visa workers instead of employing American talent because the foreign tech talent is cheaper).

    Sorry, but the failures of the Bush administration (both of them) should illustrate the real problems with refusing to put America first. Sadly the only folks making that case today are the anti-Semitic Paulians and Pat Buchanan brigades.

    Gerald on August 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      @Gerald,
      Nostalgia, for the isolationist days is fine but that’s not the world anymore.
      The US won’t return to those days by neglecting its foreign interests.

      There are plenty of big players in the world now.
      You snooze, you lose.

      Purely from an economic point of view America has to maintain some strategic objectives.
      Yes America could be more energy independent but it’s unlikely that will be allowed to happen.
      Immigration will mean that the US will be more vulnerable to terrorism than ever before and politically will have less will to do anything about it.
      There’s really no way out and nowhere to hide.
      If you surrender the initiative you will be outmaneuvered.

      I’m sure this is all hypothetical to you but there you go.

      Frankz on August 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      You are also massively oversimplifying Wilson’s actions and desires towards getting the US into war. I’m not going to waste a lot of time on this, but there is a book that came out in the early 90s by Thomas J. Knock called “To End All Wars” that discusses in massive detail Wilson’s steps towards war. The book is massively documented by primary and archival research, and shows that Wilson, indeed had misgivings about our entering the war, although ultimately recognizing it as necessary. The fact that he had a mistaken notion of what international responsibility entailed does not, in and of itself, void the concept of international responsibility any more than the Bush and Obama silliness about Democracy voids the concept of striving on a long-term basis for civilized behavior worldwide.

      Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

        Obviously my 6:11 comment is directed at Gerald.

        Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Just remember you asked for it.

Frankz on August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

The thing I like about alternative energy is the certainty of production, and the reasonableness of the costs.

And of course, like all Government bureaucrats, shift blame on Snowden away from the Government. It is Booz Allen’s fault for contracting security out, everyone’s fault but the Government’s.

As far as taking in refugees from Communism in the 50s, there was also a humane aspect to it. The fact that this aspect wasn’t applied totally or consistently doesn’t detract from it.

It’s hard for me to see anything wrong with any PR that we conducted against Communism in the 50s. The problem was that we didn’t do it enough. And the US isn’t comparable to Communist tyranny. Granted many liberals want to move further in the direction of totalitarianism, but there is still some ways to go.

Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    @Little Al:

    “The thing I like about alternative energy is the certainty of production, and the reasonableness of the costs.”

    That is why I said put money into research and development until it becomes economically viable. You can keep pretending as if these globalist oil companies are looking out for our best interests but I have too much reason to believe otherwise. I would rather have something that we can produce and control our own instead of having to prostrate ourselves before the Saudis and other two bit flag burning regimes so they will be kind enough to use their votes on OPEC to keep oil below $125 a barrel. At least the Obamabot enviro-nuts who want the price of oil to be high in order to force us into alternative fuel sooner rather than later are ideologically (if not technologically or economically) realistic. It is the thinking that we can come up with combinations of carrots and sticks to get these Muslim-Arab states (plus other states that don’t like us too hot like the ones in Latin America) and the oil companies (who still haven’t explained why gas prices shot up during Hurricane Katrina and still haven’t come down EIGHT YEARS LATER) to act in the interests of our economy is a pipe dream.

    “And of course, like all Government bureaucrats, shift blame on Snowden away from the Government. It is Booz Allen’s fault for contracting security out, everyone’s fault but the Government’s.” Yeah sure buddy. Blaming the government for contracting security out makes a lot of sense when a Democrat is in the White House, doesn’t it? News flash: we began contracting those jobs out long ago because “private industry can do it better than inefficient big government” and also as another channel to funnel political payoffs by having even more contracts to award. Amazing that the same people who wanted to pin the entire banking system meltdown in 2008 on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac aren’t holding Booz-Allen accountable for hiring a marginally educated communist in his 20s in that sensitive position, and are trying to spin far-left Snowden into being some conservative patriot against Obama because that way they don’t have to talk about the damage that Booz-Allen did in giving the guy a position like that and not monitoring his activities and not having proper fail-safes in place. They could have easily gotten someone from the NSA, DARPA or military intelligence with the skills to do that job but didn’t want to pay what it would have cost to draw someone like that to the private sector.

    And you already know that you won’t find anyone more opposed to communism or on those who glorify the communists or downplay their atrocities other than me so don’t play those games. My only point was that thinking that Russia would turn Snowden over if Obama was more like Reagan is nuts. Then as now, he would have been too valuable for the Russians to turn him over, and then as now Reagan wouldn’t have seen Snowden as being significant enough to have a full blown confrontation over. The cowboy charge that the left used against Reagan was nonsense. The truth is that Reagan generally picked his spots (against the Soviets and in the Middle East) wisely, plus there were also times when he wanted to act but the “moderates” on his security successfully advised him against it. The media and academics called him a cowboy because he dared to oppose the Soviets at all (usually because the media and academics wanted the Soviets to win the Cold War and honestly thought that they would) not because he was actually reckless or provocative in his dealings. So no, Reagan would not have had any substantial reaction to this either.

    Of course, Reagan would not have allowed these security functions to be “privatized” and contracted out so that any knucklehead who manages to avoid getting busted for marijuana or running up a credit card bill that he can’t pay off (and thereby get a clearance … seriously they aren’t that hard to get) would be in a sensitive position like this. Notice that I referred to “Bush Republicans” and not “Reagan Republicans.” Or to the “Bush Republicans” who have convinced the world that Reagan Republicanism and Bush Republicanism are one and the same when they aren’t. As if Reagan would have invaded Afghanistan and Iraq in the first place, let alone tried to reconstruct them into democratic regimes. Or as if Reagan wasn’t the guy who vigorously prosecuted Wall Street and banking scandals during his administration. Or as if Reagan didn’t break up AT&T and the baby bells monopoly instead of allowing “too big to fail” to take place. And as Reagan was hugely supportive of the federally basic research and engineering apparatus that produced technology that helped bring down the Soviets without having to get into a single direct military conflict, I find it hard to believe that he would have supported throwing that away so that we could keep supporting Sunni and Shia terror cells with our own petro dollars. (It was George W. Bush – followed by Bill Clinton – who dismantled our research programs, not Reagan. Bush passed the Clean Air Act though.)

    Gerald on August 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      If private industry wants to invest in renewable energy fine, but let’s not waste the taxpayers’ money on it.

      And isn’t security the Government’s ultimate responsiblity? Seems pretty obvious to me. And the problem with your comparison re Fannie & Freddie is that those problems originated with the Government, just like this one did. The fact that there is a bipartisan aspect to it doesn’t absolve the Government of responsibility.

      You seem addicted to the liberal technique of raising all kinds of non sequiturs, and I really don’t have hours to go through all of them, especially since their relevance to anything I was saying is massively strained, to say the least.

      And, uh the difference between Reagan and Obama was that Obama is pushed around by the Communists, while Reagan always believed in our ability to overturn Communism, and acted on it. If his successors had been more able, perhaps we wouldn’t be seeing its resurgence today. Don’t you remember the Reagan defense buildup of the early 80s? It was much, much more than supporting research. He made mistakes in foreign policy — Norman Podhoretz has written about them in detail, but don’t miss the forest for the trees. He stood up to Communism while his successors, especially Bush I, Clinton and Obama capitulated to it.

      And if you want me to respect your opposition to Communism, don’t place aspersions on our welcoming of refugees from Communism. We should have taken more, and we should have done more to fight them in the 50s, but at least at that time we knew what side we were on.

      Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        Also, Gerald, in spite of your numerous tangential comments, you didn’t address my core disagreements about isolationist policy.

        Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          Little Al, Gerald will always play the bait-&-switch game because his arguments always need dentures to support themselves.

          And they can’t support themselves. It’s just Libtard um-gala-gala dressed up as something that only fools dummies.

          And in the end, what should be known about our Gerald is that he’s stickin’ to his stubborn ideology. Truth be damned, damm it!

          Skunky on August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Now, Debbie,

Regarding the testosterone levels of the President, I am afraid those in the 1990’s Chicago gay bar and bathhouse scene would beg to differ.

Wait a minute… I see your point. ;-)

The U. S. isn’t the only country of ineptitude. Meanwhile, the “rabbi” Minister of Education is hosting a Ramadan break fast.

Oh, and you already heard the one about the release of 104 murderers? And, that’s not the half of it…

So, to be fair, Obama is not the only leader (nor gov’t official) castrated, physically, emotionally, or otherwise.

;-)

Esser Agaroth on August 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

*Israeli Minister of Education

Esser Agaroth on August 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

muslims need to be quarantined from the rest of humanity. We should have no diplomatic or economic relations with any muslim country.

Laura on August 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Yes, isolation does seem to be getting even more popular, and makes less sense today than it ever did. Weren’t World War II and 9/11 evidence enough?

Is it that hard to understand that economic power (such as it is) not backed up by military power is ephemeral? Is it that hard to see that political freedom (such as it is) is insecure if the rest of the world becomes authoritarian?

This is not to endorse the idiotic “democracy” trope of the last 100 years (and especially pertaining to recent administrations), but there is still something to be said for a great power’s responsibility, on a general basis to promote freedom on a worldwide basis.

Did we really want to see Communism take over everywhere? Do we really want to see Muslims take over in Europe, Latin America and especially here? Then by all means, let’s become isolationist.

Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

“Molodyetz” (???????) means “attaboy” in Russian. “Excellent” is “otlichno” or “prevoskhodno”…
That said, what can you expect from a president who declared that “part of [his] responsibility as President of the United States [is] to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear”? Dubious as such a responsibility is for a US President, this is a promise he has made to no other religion.
http://unchartedforest.blogspot.com/2012/10/grandfather-was-or-obamas-faith.html

Michael Vanyukov on August 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Those question marks appeared because the site cannot tolerate Cyrillic characters :).

    Michael Vanyukov on August 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

We have the greatest military in the world, and we can’t defend our interests overseas? Then why do we have something like 750 military bases around the world , costing us billions of dollars every year?

Dale Zalaoras on August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I think there’s a great misunderstanding here about the priorities of the Presidency. President Obama does not have time to address such matters as national security or the Islamic threats to American citizens in the Middle East. This weekend happens to be a celebration of the President’s birthday, and there, that needs to come first. We must honor our President for all his hard work and dedication to the safety, security, strength, and prestige of the USA, and let him have some much needed rest.

So, this birthday weekend, President kicked off Saturday with a round of golf with friends and a getaway to Camp David. Obama, who turned 52 on Sunday, left the White House just after 8 a.m. EDT — that’s unusually early for the half-hour motorcade ride to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland — to squeeze in some golf before the celebration shifted to the presidential retreat nestled in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.

There was no need to get involved in any Middle East matters because before leaving, officials said Obama’s counterterrorism adviser updated him on a potential al-Qaida threat that led the State Department on Friday to issue a global travel warning to Americans and order the weekend closure of 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world.

The White House said the president’s three golfing foursomes included some of his friends from Hawaii, where he grew up, and Chicago, where he lived before becoming president, along with current and former aides.

I, for one, am hoping that we hear some important updates regarding the President’s current golf handicap.

Meanwhile, the USA’s security is in the very capable hands of Susan Rice, who has proven her expertise and diplomatice finesse in her disciplined and sensitve handling of the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September.

Ralph Adamo on August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Good Evening Ralph!

    I’m shocked you’re not playing Golf with “His Majesty”. Oops, he probably doesn’t comprehend satire.

    Excellent post – keep them coming.

    Dennis on August 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Debbie, you’re wrong. The president has HUGE balls when it comes to fighting the enemy. His enemy. Republicans.

David on August 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.”
– Thomas Jefferson
http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/topics/statesmanship_quotes.html

Simply stated, we, as a nation, have strayed too far from this concept.

ps: Wasn’t Jefferson the President who took the Barbary Pirates to task for interfering with U.S.trading ships!? No one ever said we had to be wimps, but we look like wimps now!

Dennis on August 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Spying on enemies in foreign lands:Good.
Spying on ordinary, non rag head U.S. citizens: Bad.
Spying on rag heads/muslims in the U.S.:Good. (Stopgap precaution until they can be deported)
DON’T LET RAG HEAD/MUSLIMS ON THE PLANE OR THE TRAIN!
Spying on foreign governments: Good. (This has always been done, and is considered fair)
Spying on non governmental, non combatant, ordinary citizens of other countries: Bad.
Drone strikes on foreign combatants: Good
Drone surveillance or strikes against ordinary U.S. citizens on U.S. soil: BAD. (If you don’t like what farmer John is doing, send the sheriff out to deal with him, you don’t need a drone.)
ACTUALLY protecting the interests of the people of the U.S.:Good.
Giving access to almost all information on almost all U.S. citizens to employees of Barack Hussein Obama: Bad. (And stupid)
This stuff isn’t hard, but you have to play the game to win, and there is a world of difference between taking the moral high ground and “political correctness”.
Like Obama? If you support unrestricted spying on all U.S. citizens, you might as well start. Because all the information on “the enemy” (Republicans, Libertarians, or any other opposition)is now available to THE DEMOCRATS for any political use that suits their purpose.

RT on August 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Gerald, you also missed the point about Russia’s turning over Snowden, and what would have happened if Reagan was President.

No, maybe Russia wouldn’t have turned him over, but the difference is that Obama has pandered to Russia since he took office, and made concession after concession. Putin knew there would be no price to pay if he gave Snowden asylum. If Obama had more guts, he would have started a campaign to massively fortify Eastern Europe the minute it became clear Putin wouldn’t hand Snowden over. We might not have gotten Snowden back, but Putin would have known there were consequences.

You need to learn how to follow an argument through, to the end.

Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Little Al, if I may be so bold, I’d also like to point out that our Gerald should also be able to quantify and discuss the reign of Putin in Russia since Yeltsin with his shuck & jive tangental points.

    He’s forgetting or is ignorant to Putin’s reign/regime in Putin’s Russia. That should not be glossed over because it’s a big part of how the world turns in 2013.

    Yes, I am mostly mocking Obama-Putin with the “Putin” appendage but I am also on to how Obama-Putin would love to be like an old KGBer like Russia’s Putin…if only he had the balls, smarts, acumen, guts and knowledge of communism that Putin possesses.

    Skunky on August 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    “Putin knew there would be no price to pay if he gave Snowden asylum.”

    True, Little Al. But among the many, many logical errors that Gerald made (and I only read the first 2/3 of his first post carefully, until I noticed the author), was his absurd comparison of what the US had done regarding diplomats with the old Soviet Union and what Hussein is doing now. The US was more reluctant to recall ambassadors back then for a spying incident because the US was confronted with … the old Soviet Union, and a lot more was at stake then, so lines of communication needed to be open. But then, the US took other actions against the USSR.

    Skunky, did you omit Gerald’s libtard complaint about the evil corporations?

    For what it’s worth, I found his “green energy” arguments hilarious. But no time to cover this now….

    skzion on August 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Yes, Skunky. Gerald can strain one’s patience sometimes. But his liberalism has really become unmasked today.

Little Al on August 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Bingo, Little Al! That’s why I made reading his first post into a game.

    The compulsion to confess is so hard to resist! And sometimes it crashes out like a tsunami! :D

    Skunky on August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Pathologically, he should be proud of his Vagina….

Palimadar on August 6, 2013 at 5:31 am

To all Muslim readers and fans of Ms schussel

Happy Eid-Fitr!

May you celebrate the end of Ramadan in health, peace and prospeperity

steveba on August 6, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Steve Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. May you be a casualty of any Moooooslim jihadi the world over. Be it you are a Dhimmi, Sunni or Shi’ite. They’ll find you somehow. Allahspeed to that.

    You would think a retarded sheep like you would be offended by all the sheep-raping by Mooooooslims. But you’re a good quisling after all. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    (Skzion, you made a great point on the Gerald game…that was one as well as the slagging of the GOP…but he seems not to notice many here have no use for the GOP these days. But Libtardism, like retarded sheep is a mental illness.)

    Skunky on August 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Yes, thanks SteveBama.

    This Ramadan has been particularly successful with our favorite religion of pieces chalking up 1462 fatalities and 27 suicide bombings.

    A worthy accomplishment and cause for celebration amongst homicidal maniacs everywhere.

    Nice of you to remember that Muslims aren’t the only ones celebrating the end of this month long early morning snack fest and weight gaining marathon of Islamic “abstinence”.

    Frankz on August 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Really nice to see you, stevebaaaaa.

    skzion on August 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

And so the Arab Spring progresses. If there were only one politician who would connect the logic of this fiasco with the constant praise of the Arab Spring over the last few years…That politician would stand out, but there is only silence.

And a year ago the US decided to de-emphasize the Mideast in favor of Asia. So we have the Near East fiasco and the Asian (Russian) fiasco. And again, only silence. Not totalitarianism yet, by a long shot, but this sort of enforced conformity leads in that direction, and makes demagoguery easier and easier.

Little Al on August 6, 2013 at 7:05 am

When the story first began to drip out last week, I tilted my head at the report like the RCA dog of yesteryear. As it ramped up over last week, I then said the “threat” is/was complete BS. I will agree-to some extent-that there is a real and present danger because of combative Islamic terrorism…however…
You mean to tell me that with ALL of the listening posts, covert operations, clandestine operations, and the multitudes of HUMINT et al etc., the absolute best that can be done/performed is to issue a specifically vague “threat” and close U.S. embassies/offices in 20 Islamic countries…because of prison “breaks”? We [U.S.] issue travel warnings GLOBALLY because of this specifically vague “threat”?? Really?
Scandals:
NSA, IRS, Benghazi, EPA, Obama Care funding, immigration “debate”, digitization of the debt [printing money], Boston Marathon bombing SNAFU, Egypt debacle, Syrinian “civil war” [proxy war against Russia and Iran], (anymore??…hummm…let me think…)oh, yeah, the “end of Ramadan, ??
There is ZERO “threat” that was/is missed. The pen is mightier than the sword; the “colonialists” are leaving. When Turkey begins to have “unrest” because of “radicals” [of course because of the “fall” of Syria] NATO will be OBLIGATED to assist…(Balkans anyone? Bueller??)
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…These aren’t the droids we are looking for…” Hagel??
the threat is bullShiite.

Sick_Boy on August 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

Edward Snowden did the right thing, the NSA is a tool of the enemy of all those who believe in the principles of the founding fathers.

Or even if you just happen to be White, Heterosexual, Male or Christian.

You believe the NSA stands for national security, Debbie? You should know better! Boston bombings showed us the truth of that, that they don´t give a hoot about national security.
It isn´t like they are accountable or feel any guilt when civilians are mutilated or blown to pieces, on the contrary, they only take advantage of that to treat the US public even more like cattle than they already do!

Instead of being treated like this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuX2gbguX2A Dzhokhar is freely glamourized, get free Medical care and the VIP treatement!

How many more will have to die or crippled before the majority realize that? 4? 400? 240 000?

At least the Russian authorities warned the US governement about the risk paused by these 2 scumbags, thought Putin´s support of muslims certainly justifie cutting relations with him and his regime.

Jaws on August 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Oh and there is the part about leaving US personnel, including one of Obama´s loyalists, to be gang raped and murdered because that was the most convenient course of (in)action.
    Also, the part about letting the Southern border open, not just to massive number of illegal immigrants but hardened, vicious criminals as well.

    You gotta be daft to believe they care!

    Jaws on August 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

“the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (NOT the Israeli capital of Jerusalem) where it should be.”

Bad enough the US can’t accept that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. But it’s interesting how the US under Obama responded to the Congressional directive to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Israel, for its part, provided the US with a parcel of land for said embassy in the western part of Jerusalem (aka “Jewish” Jerusalem), which Israel has held since 1948.

What did the US do? It built a *consulate* there, replacing that in eastern Jerusalem, which serves as the de facto embassy to … the Palestinian Authority! The locals hired are PA Arabs, not Israeli Jews. And if a Jewish American requires more than basic services, he/she has to go to the Embassy in Tel Aviv. If you go to the Consulate’s Home Page, you’ll note that there’s far more available in Arabic than Hebrew.

Raymond in DC on August 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Debbie, well said, and very much in need of saying. Thank you

j_teed_off on August 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

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