Obama Knew

October 24, 2012

Reuters, AP, the Daily Caller, heck everyone is reporting this morning that both the State Department and the White House were informed within two hours of the attack on the Benghazi consulate that Ansar al-Sharia, a militant Islamic group in Libya, had claimed responsibility for the invasion of the compound and the assassination of four Americans there, including our Ambassador.

If I was angry before, I am beyond outraged right now.

The President of the United States watched in real time as our consulate was being attacked. He watched and did nothing. He could have sent jets, he could have called in the Marines… They may have arrived too late, but it would have been something.

He knew, but He. Did. Nothing.

And he had no response to the American people at that time. In fact, apparently watching our consulate burn was so exhausting, he went to bed — either just before or just after being informed that it was a terrorist attack by a known Islamic group. And this act of war weighed so heavily on his mind that, the very next day, President Obama flew from Washington DC to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

In other words: He knew but He. Did. Nothing.

And then our president has the gall, the temerity, the audacity to send his minions arount to lie to the press, to lie to the American people, knowing what he knew within two hours of the attack.

I am so far beyond outraged right now that words are failing me. The only ones that keep coming out are very bad, non-family-friendly words that I won’t include in this blog.

President Nixon resigned from office. President Clinton was impeached. Neither of the scandals which imbroiled them had an actual body count. This man, this selfish, callous, cowardly man we chose as President, must not be re-elected. He has only contempt for the nation we entrusted to him.

If he were a man, he’d already have resigned. But he’s not a man, he’s a cowardly, skulking, self-centered, me-first-me-only America-hating, liberal socialist narcissist, so we’re going to have to vote him out.

Two weeks, folks. Two short weeks. Let’s roll.

Stoutcat


Why Is This Not an Act of War?

September 12, 2012

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya was murdered in the “turmoil” in Benghazi yesterday, along with another Consulate staffer and two Marines. The New York Times didn’t even bother to report this on its front page this morning, while the White House issued a statement from the President which read in part:

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens…”

If the Libyans aren’t careful, Obama might get outraged enough to send them a sternly-worded letter. I’m sure Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Infomation Officer Sean Smith, and the two heroic Marines who were slain will take comfort in that, as will their families.

Our Consulate attacked, our Ambassador murdered. Our embassy in Egypt attacked. I cannot fathom why these deeds are not considered acts of war against us. At the very least, President Strongly Condemn ought to immediately cut off all aid to both countries.

The real outrage is that apparently the Obama administration had information on the possiblity of attacks as early as June of this year, and did… nothing. No beefed up security, no strong statements warning against attacks. Nothing. The president was too busy desperately trying to keep his job to actually do his job.

If only Obama had some passion, some fire, some sympathy for those murdered yesterday. He might sound something like this:

Nah. That would interrupt his campaign trip to Las Vegas.

Stoutcat


A Quiet Unyielding Anger

September 11, 2012

Never forget.

Today we still ask for your prayers, for all who still grieve and all who still remember.

Stoutcat


Tony Bennett: What A Difference A Day Made

September 21, 2011

You probably heard or read about Tony Bennett’s incredibly wrong-headed, not to mention nonsensical statement to Howard Stern the other day, about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists, or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right. They flew the plane in, but we caused it. We were bombing them, and they told us to stop.”

In an attempt to control the damage, yesterday, Mr. Bennett “clarified” his remarks:

“I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world.”

In other words, sorry you didn’t like what I said. Buy my new album anyway.

Sorry, Mr. Bennett, but if I thought about you at all, you’d realize that I’ve got a cold, cold heart on this matter. Time after time we have to deal with all the liberal spinning. And the way you look tonight after your second statement makes me think you’re going to be a stranger in paradise. For once in your life, can’t you find it in your heart to realize that you’re having the good life, and the best is yet to come–because you live in America.

And if I ruled the world, you’d be walking down the boulevard of broken dreams for your comments.

Stoutcat


A Study in Contrasts

September 12, 2011

A moment of prayer at yesterday’s World Trade Center ceremony:

At a guess, the New York Times desperately wanted to morph that golden glow on Obama’s face into a halo, but it would have been just too blatant. Despite that lack, Joah of Argghh! gives this photo the perfect title: “Ground Ego”.

Stoutcat

H/T: Althouse


Never

September 11, 2011

Never…

Never forget.


Michael Bloomberg: Anatomy Of A Coward

August 25, 2011

Remember when we used to hear horror stories about how organized prayer was banned at public events held in communist countries like the former Soviet Union?

Well, welcome to 21st Century Amerika, comerades, courtesy of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg!

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

It should bring great comfort to those terrorists who played a role in creating the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned the participation of all religious groups in the 10-year anniversary memorial services held at ground zero.  He’s also barring political speeches.

A spokesman for the mayor said, “The mayor insists that the ceremonies should focus on the families of those killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.”

News Flash for the mayor: My guess is every victim of the attack and their family members, along with the vast majority of those of us who watched the horror unfold prayed to our God in our own way on September 11th, 2001 and it’s my guess that prayer would bring as much comfort to these families today as it did then. But God Bloomberg forbid we should allow the anniversary to include an organized approach to a non-denominational group prayer at ground zero itself.

In the days after the attack, then-mayor Rudy Giuliani held an interfaith service at Yankee Stadium. There was no problem and no great organized protest. We went there en-masse to mourn together… and to begin the healing process  together.

And it worked. People from all walks of life, all religions poured into Yankee Stadium… and poured their hearts out in public. Together as one big family. It not only brought comfort to all those who attended, but to the millions who watched the live coverage on TV. But that was then and this is now, right Mayor Bloomberg? At the time, we just didn’t realize we might be offending the very people who attacked us. What were we thinking?

Ten years on, the original Yankee Stadium has been razed by what some call “progress.”    And, ten years on, apparently American pride, common sense, compassion and a sense of “We Are All One Family” has been replaced by political correctness and the sycophants of stupidity, led by one Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City.

To Mayor Bloomberg: You are supposed to be a leader. Yet in this case, you show none of the leadership characteristics Rudy Giuliani did in the days immediately following the attack. Worse, by yielding to the parasites of political correctness, you show little of the kind of “Stand your ground” patriotism so desperately needed in today’s world. Did you learn nothing from the lessons left by your European ancestors from World War II?

This writer was born and raised in the Boston area (as was Bloomberg). As such, it was always

  • Red Sox before Yankees
  • Patriots before Jets
  • Celtics before Knicks and
  • Bruins before Islanders

But we all came together and mourned as one on 9/11.  And, God willing (and to hell with Michael Bloomberg), I will join hands with my New York brothers and sisters in solidarity at ground zero on 9/11/11. And there will be prayers in many languages, representing every religious denomination. Because that’s what people do at a time like this. Unlike cowards who yeild to those who would bully them into submission.   

Edmund Burke said it succinctly: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” But in this writer’s mind, perhaps, the biggest evil to be committed this September 11th would be to prevent good men and women from doing something meaningful to all, at a place called “Ground Zero” in NYC.

 Shame on you, Michael Bloomberg. You are truly a gutless coward, sending the terrorists behind 9/11 (and their followers) the best message they could ask for: “You Won. We won’t pray, because we don’t want to offend you.(But hey, feel free to tie up the streets of Manhattan several times a day so you can pray towards Mecca).” Yes, this is the same Mayor Bloomberg who, on May 28th last year, defended the building of the Muslim Mosque so close to ground zero, saying at the time that he felt the government “shouldn’t be in the business of picking” one religion over another. But by banning all religious groups at Ground Zero while defending the Mosque, that is precisely what he is doing.  

How pathetic Mayor Bloomberg. How pathetic.

Perhaps that earthquake in Virginia earlier in the week was caused by the soldiers in the Arlington National Cemetary rolling over in their graves in disgust at what we have for “leaders” in America today. And who could blame them?

Gerry Ashley


Louis Pepe: KSM Trial Should Be at Gitmo

February 1, 2010

 

Louis Pepe is advocating that New York City is no place to try the mastermind of September 11, 2001. Louis Pepe understands that terrorists do not belong in civilian courts, but should be tried in safe, protected, escape-proof military venues.

Louis Pepe knows whereof he speaks, and he is speaking out.

As a federal prison guard in November of 2000, Mr. Pepe was escorting Mamdouh Mahmud Salim back to his cell at at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. Salim’s cellmate was Khalfan Khamis Mohamed. Both prisoners were accused of bombing two embassies in Africa back in 1998. When Mr. Pepe and his charge arrived at the cell, here is what happened:

Somehow, they slipped out of their handcuffs.

They sprayed me with some kind of hot sauce. I couldn’t see. They pulled me into the cell and hit me — boom, boom. They hit me so much, I swear to God, like a hundred times.

I hit my radio. I thought help would come.

They wanted the keys for the other prisoners, but they couldn’t find them. They were in my front pocket. I used to be big, 300 pounds, and I was laying on them. I gave them my car keys.

About halfway through, they used a comb — thick and long, about 10 inches, with a handle. They’d taken the teeth out and sharpened it like a knife.

They put it in my left eye. It went three inches into my brain.

Mr. Pepe understands that terrorists like these, and like Khalid Sheik Mohammed, want us dead, dead, dead, and will go to great lengths to achieve this goal. A civilian trial–in any venue–allows for all sorts of “mishaps”. A show trial, as KSM’s is admitted to be, offers a mind-boggling array of things that can go wrong. Just of the top of my head I can think of the following scenarios:
  • In collusion with his lawyers, KSM is able to get word to other terrorists to attack the courthouse where the trial is being held. Result: Many are killed and KSM disappears.
  • Faithful followers mass and attack the trial venue. Result: see previous.
  • With the spotlight on KSM, other prisoners are able to overpower or kill guards and escape. Result: see previous.
  • Al Qaeda higher-ups following the trial on CNN are able to stage riots and diversions around the courthouse. Result: see previous.

Mr. Pepe nearly paid with his life for mistakes that were made before we understood just how dangerous these men are. We now know, and have known for nearly ten years, that they are lethal. Let’s treat them accordingly, and allow the professionals in our military to keep them and try them in a facility that we created for just such people. Otherwise:


An Execution in Virgina

November 9, 2009

So here I’ll watch the night and wait

To see the morning shine,

When he will hear the stroke of eight

And not the stroke of nine…

A. E. Houseman

John Allen Muhammed, the Beltway Sniper, is sentenced to die by lethal injection tomorrow evening at nine o’clock.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal. It is not expected that Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will intervene.

I’m not sure whether I should say, “Let God have mercy on him,” or “May he rot in hell.”

A little of both, I think.

UPDATE: It is done.

Stoutcat


An Unsustainable Narrative

November 9, 2009


I wonder how much longer the media will attempt to spin the Fort Hood massacre as  “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. ABC News reports today:

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

So, Chris Wallace, do you now have any thoughts as to whether religion played a role in Hasan’s attacks at Fort Hood? 

And Time Magazine: still think it was “secondary trauma” that caused him to shout, “Allahu Akbar”?

How about you, Cape Cod Times? Still mystified as to Hasan’s motives?

Closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge does not mean that the situation does not exist. It is the somewhat more dignified version of sticking your fingers in your ears and singing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!”

Retired Army lieutenant colonel Allan West doesn’t have his fingers in his ears, and his eyes are wide open. Via Stacy McCain, here’s West’s take on the situation:

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable…

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack…

As Stacy says, read the whole thing.

If we continue to allow ourselves to be lulled back into a 9/10 mentality, we are doomed to see a repeat of 9/11, and on a larger, more horrific scale.

In the meantime, how much longer will the media persist in their narrative? These aren’t the jihadis you’re looking for. You can go about your business. Move along. Move along.

UPDATE:  Sissy Willis says “The media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.” And they do.

Stoutcat