Archive | July, 2011

Debt Ceiling [SIMPLE] Solution! An elegant solution,,,

30 Jul

Since the GOP insists on splitting the ceiling increase and the Democrats do not want to have it fall into the 2013 election period and also add uncertainty to the markets, why noy split the authorization into two parts of 2/3 and one 1/3 each? Eighteen months immediate authorization, followed by six months, eighteen months down the road.

An elegant solution!

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Norway: A necessary wake-up call for “Islam’s clear and present danger?” Or, an over reaction?

26 Jul

IS ISLAM A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER? HOW SOON!

The religion’s world influence is growing, but, was Norway necessary, or over reaction?

The Brelvik “Norway massacre!”

PROLOGUE:
A US Foundation.

On September 2001, nineteen young Muslim men changed the
[Western] world. One of the most difficult and lasting changes was George W.
Bush’s Administration engaging the country in what was altruistically called:
“The War on Terror.”

Never, throughout history, did a human entity engage itself
in a war against an idea, not against the people who might have had an idea. In
the Bush “War on Terror,” not even the idea behind the action-word: Terror, is
directly associated with a specific idea. In the case of George W. Bush, the
President and his Administration even insist that the “War on Terror,” is not a
war driven by Islamic ideology. The Bush people insists that the terror may be
driven, but only partially driven, by “radical Islam;” even though in reality,
no such thing exists!

The Islamic cause:

It is futile attempt to try and separate some Muslims from
others, since all believers in Islam are bound to live by the edicts of the
same book: The Koran; Allah’s word to his followers, Allah’s indisputable word,
the “truth, the lasting truth, and the whole truth!”

Every chapter of the Koran states that the following word
are Allah’s infallible words, that no words will be offered the human race
beyond those that Muhammad brought, and that all edicts by Allah must be
followed by all those who want to qualify as Muslims, no deviations are
allowed!

Brelvik:

Enter the apparently deranged Mr. Brelvik of Norway: Brelvik’s
irrational and uncivilized act against civilians was apparently driven by the
fear that Islam is, and will continue to take over the word. If Mr. Brelvik
action was driven by reading the Koran, and by understanding that the Koran is
indeed a declaration of war against all who do not accept it as their Gospel,
then he simply expends President Bush’s “War on Terror.”  Except for the United States killing of away from its own shores, the means Bush and Brelvik, may be quite similar: Bomb and shoot Government people with civilians added as a collateral damage.

Unlike actions by President Bush, those presently followed
by President Obama, actions designed to defend their nation, and its way of
life, there is no doubt that the killing by Mr. Brelvik constitute a brutal act
of unacceptable terror. But unfortunately, much of the differences end there!
As thing stand, United States actions, be they in Afghanistan, Iraq, or
elsewhere, as are those of Mr. Brelvik, are designed to keep Islam from,
spreading, keep Islam from brutalizing the world as it has done on several
occasions through history.

The “Wake-up” call!

Mr. Brelvik may not have acted on behalf of Western
Civilization, but did he do so in his own mind? Many in Europe who are exposed
to growing Islamic influences in their countries are concerned about the
long-term influence of Islam; were Mr. Brelvik actions designed to bring such
concerns to the world?

Without dealing with details, let me suggest that unchecked,
Islam, could well represent a problem to the non-Islamic world. It is
imperative for anyone to be accepted by Islam as a true Muslim to live by the
Koran. The Koran is not only a religion, it is a code of life (Din),
it must be followed at all times, and it requires that believers do everything
necessary, including resorting to Da’wah (deception,) in order to
fulfill its mission of world domination. Muslims must adhere to Sharia (Islamic
law,)
an issue that may more and more become a problem to Muslims living in
non-Islamic countries.

The Koran State, unequivocally, that Islam is:

Religion of
truth [and] must prevail [over all others] by force if necessary.
9:5; 9:13;

 

Mr. Brelvik actions were intolerable, but were they
necessary? Were they Timely?

What next?

I am not clairvoyant!

But I have lived, I have studied, and I observed; I can therefore make
some predictions that may be based on merit!

The issue of Islam in Muslim countries, a serious issue
among Islamic denomination (Sharia, Sunni, etc.) and of growing percentage of
world population, I’ll leave for others; there are many experts dealing with
that issue.

My discussion, and views are going to be confined to
Muslims, and Islamic influences in the Judeo/Christian world; the world in
which I expect to spend my few remaining years on this earth.

Let me start with the United States. Islamic influences in
the United States are yet to become a significant issue, even though they rear
their ugly head, from-time-to-time.

ISSUE:  “The mosque on ground zero!”  —- Any other mosques in the United States.

My view: No mosques should be allowed to be built or operate
in the United States  Unless they have formal charters that clearly denounce all Koran edicts against Non-Muslims; formally commit to have US law, and its constitution to Out-rules Sharia and all other Koranic teachings.

ISSUE:    Koranic code of life

My view: To be granted the US Constitutional rights granted
“freedom of religion,” a Muslim may remain a Muslim, but must formally denounce any Koranic edicts that are not compatible with US law and way of living.

The above is a very simplistic by essential minimum view to
Muslim acceptance in the United States. Many questions remain. Does, for
example, a Muslim member of Congress, or a Muslim person in a court of law,
swear on the Koran? If so, does such person have to denounce “un-American”
Koranic-teachings?

There is, of course, much more! But, for Muslims to fit into
United States and many other Judeo/Christian societies, said Muslims must
formally reject any part of his religion or “code-of-living” that calls for the destruction of [all] others, or forfeit the rights to belong to other than his own
society!

Obama’s schizophrenic foreign policy; the inconsistent morality. I. e. Why Gadaffi and not Assad?

14 Jul

Obama’s schizophrenic Administration:

It is important for people and nations to exhibit consistent
morality, not one that sways with situations and is self-serving. This is
especially true for leaders; it is of paramount importance for the nation that
leads the world, the only super-power, the United States!

Holding different entities to different standards, as the
United States seems to be doing, is unacceptable for the leader of the world.
The United States must correct its schizophrenic behavior, and behave in a
consistent manner in all situations. This is not to say that behavior must be
adjusted to suit situation, but it does suggest that fairness and consistency
are necessary.   

President George W. Bush left office at a time when the
country was in the midst of an economic crises (one of chaotic proportions,) in
two wars that it was not winning, and while its image around the world was at
its lowest ebb since Jimmy Carter was President.

Even though no one man can determine the state of the
nation, a President is responsible for the welfare of the country while in
office, as Harry Truman said: “The buck stops here.” George W. Bush caused some
of the problems the United States was facing when he left office, but some
issues were due to external forces, some were inherited from previous
Administrations.

Some of the situations that the Bush Administration failed
to address were in a large part due to the President lack of communication and
administrative skills. It is said of George W. Bush that he would be a prime
choice for a drinking companion, but that he is not very effective when dealing
with large audiences, or in any but one-on-one situation…

Enters, Barak Hussein Obama, a charismatic person with
public speaking ability not matched since Winston Churchill. A 200,000 audience
in Berlin, and his speech in Cairo, were two events that started the United
States on a route to recovering its international image.  Other mesmerizing speeches followed, and the
United States image appeared to be on the way to recovering from the dismal
Bush years, however…

Domestic economic issues were some of the most important
situations that President Obama had to address. The young American President
did help shore-up the banking and automotive industries, perhaps keeping the
United States from a total economic collapse. President Obama’s early action
that did save the United States economy, did so while sacrificing many of the
President’s own ideological beliefs. Crises might have been averted, but the
economy remains anemic at best. Barak Obama and his team do not seem to be able
to effectively deal with un-employment, nor with fundamentals of the economy as
a whole.

In the international arena, words from early speeches caused
a quick improvement in America’s image were quickly overshadowed by very weak
performance by the Administration.

The beginning of Obama’s, and that of the United States
declining international image can be directly attributed to the fact that
loyalties to allies does not seem to be the Administration’s philosophy.

Some of President’s Obama failing seem to be due to an ego
that makes him believe that he can follow a track others fail to successfully
pursue. The most obvious of these situations is Obama’s insistence that he can
use diplomatic channels to deal with Iran. On more than one occasion Iran’s
Ahmadinejad, and others saved no words in telling Obama that Iran will not
negotiate with the United States. Obama tried to get the international
community to impose sanctions on Iran. Obama even went as far as to scrap the
European missile defense in order to get Russia to go along with sanctions,
which Russia, of course, did not do.

Very shortsighted policies by the Obama Administration seem
to have a strong and lasting negative effect on the image of the United States.
Such policies include the scrapping of the missile-defense system, its
treatment of Israel in public, allowing Assad to brutalize his people, while
going after Gaddafi. On that same vein, there are situations in the Sudan,
Yemen, and Bahrain that are not better than the one in Libya. If the United
States, with the United Nations and the European Union, insist on being the
guardian of international morality, the same standards must be employed for all
nations, not just those who have resource (such as oil,) and who have the
“right” color skin.

It is time for the United States to live up to the quality
of Obama’s speeches, not say the right things, and then act as if momentary
interest of the United States are the right thing for everyone.

Lebanon: Obama’s war; Hezbollah’s chalenge!

4 Jul

Notwithstanding the fact that many feel that the Iraqi, Afghanistani, conflicts are Bush’s wars; the United Nations authorized involvement by the United States in Libya, is Obama’s war. Since the conflict in Libya only does not formally involve ‘troupes on the ground’ one can altruasticall refer to it as a conflict, not a war. President Obama is yet to enter the United States into a real war. Hezbollah is on track to change that!

International court findings that Harari was killed by Hezbollah operatives started to cause the acceleration of wheels-of-conflict, already in motion, in motion towards direct challenges by Hezbollah to the Lebanon government, to the United States, and, of course, to Israel. Hezbollah is now on record blaming the Harari court decision on the United States, and the killing of Harari ,on Israel; an open challenge to start an open conflict.

Hezbollah is already on record telling all those found guilty of killing Harari will not be turned over! Not only that, it demands its own justice.

The fact that Lebanon has an elected government does not change the situation on the ground, a situation that allows Hezbollah to be the defacto government of that country. Hezbollah’s power which may now be weakened by the strife in Syria, is still formidable since Iran is the true power behind the power of Hezbollah. With Hezbollah in power, Lebanon’s “democracy” is in danger, as are civil rights of Christians in the country, and as are rights of most Palestinian refugees…

Now, that Hezbollah formally challenged international courts and insists that it will not comply with demands to turn over those found guilty of Harari’s death, one can expect internal insurrection within the country, as well as United States led international involvement, the likely “first Obama’s war!”