Obama and the U.N.’s Alternate Universe

NA-PETRAEUSBarack Obama has managed to push American foreign policy into an alternate universe in which everything the human race has learned over the past 2500 years about human nature, aggression, and its deterrence has been stood on its head. He is not solely to blame for this. For 150 years the West had indulged the illusion that human nature is progressing away from our violent past toward a world of reason in which conflict can be resolved and negotiated away without force or the credible threat of force. But Obama and his foreign policy team have completely detached this idea, serially mugged by the violent reality of the last century, from any recognition of morality or even fact. The result is the disastrous decline in American global authority and influence.

The administration’s handling of the current war between Israel and Hamas is no doubt one of the most shameful examples of such a corruption of intellect and failure of moral nerve. Indeed, one has to go back to September 1938 and the despicable British and French abandonment of Czechoslovakia during the run-up to the Munich conference to find supposed allies treating a friend so shabbily and working on the side of its enemies. As Germany bullied and threatened Czechoslovakia, the British thought the solution was “for Prague to get a real twist of the screw,” while the French threatened that if the Czechs were “unreasonable” about defending their country, France “considered herself released from her bond.”

Fast-forward 76 years to Obama’s FAA forbidding U.S. flights to Ben Gurion airport, giving Hamas a propaganda victory; John Kerry’s off-mike mocking of Israel’s historically unprecedented attempts to avoid civilian casualties; and both Obama and Kerry pressuring Israel for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,” which evokes England’s demand in 1938 that the Czechs “go forthwith to the very limit of concession.” The only effects of such a “cease fire” would be to rescue Hamas by leaving its remaining rockets and tunnels in place, and those already destroyed to be replenished by Iran and funded by the subsequent “humanitarian aid” that would flow into Gaza.

Yet Obama’s behavior today is more despicable than was England’s in 1938, even if it is unlikely to have consequences as globally destructive as Chamberlain’s appeasement. At that time Hitler was an autocrat and thug, yet he was the legitimately elected head of the biggest state in Europe. Hamas is nothing other than a tiny gang of fanatic murderers, a group sanctioned as a terrorist organization by our own State Department. Its major state sponsor, Iran, is identified by that same State Department as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, with American blood on its hands for the last 35 years. Hamas’s charter identifies its purpose as the genocidal destruction of Israel, and the group has never shown any interest in the fantastical “two-state solution” or in living “side by side with Israel in peace.”

Only in an alternate universe does an American administration have even indirect diplomatic contact with such terrorists, or with its state sponsors and funders, let alone pressure a loyal and valuable ally into offering concessions to a common enemy, an outlaw that scorns the international laws of war, willingly sacrifices its own children and wives, and has made it clear that it does not ever want any accommodation with Israel, only its destruction. Only in an alternate universe does a liberal democracy ruled by law send $47 million to a gang of murderers, and indulge a cowardly moral equivalence that does not discriminate between genocidal terrorists and a legitimate state exercising its right to defense. Only in an alternate universe does a president who sends drones thousands of miles to kill terrorists and everybody around them, including 250 civilians by some estimates, criticize Israel’s “disproportionate response” when it seeks to destroy terrorists who live next door and rain rockets down on its people, and unlike Obama, it tells civilians the attack is on the way.

The bizarrerie, however, extends far beyond the morally bankrupt policies of the Obama administration. We also had this past weak another surreal spectacle at the laughably denominated U.N. Human Rights Council. It issued a resolution titled “Ensuring Respect for International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” which alone is replete with Orwellian distortions of reality, since Gaza is not “occupied” by the Israelis. They turned it over to the Palestinians in 2005, after dismantling 21 Israeli settlements in Gaza and 4 in Judea and Samaria. What they got in return has been over 11,000 rockets fired against their citizens.

As for “respect for international law,” other than a brief, general condemnation of Hamas’s barrage of rockets fired against Israel’s cities and civilians, the whole resolution focuses on Israel’s alleged violations, such as the “deliberate targeting of civilians and other protected persons and the perpetration of systematic, flagrant and widespread violations of applicable international humanitarian law and international human rights law in situations of armed conflict constitute grave breaches and a threat to international peace and security.” As Churchill said of Hitler’s preposterous lies about his bullying of the Austrian chancellor, “One can hardly find a more perfect specimen of humbug and hypocrisy . . . What is astounding is that it should have been regarded with anything but scorn by men and women of intelligence in any free country.”

Unfortunately, we don’t have leaders of Churchill’s calibre to expose the UNHRC’s nonsense and duplicity in its resolution. The word “deliberate” is a lie, of course. Civilians are dying in Gaza because Hamas deliberately and flagrantly uses them as shields, places its ammo dumps, rockets, and fighters in and under mosques, residences, hospitals, and schools, and prevents Gazans from heeding Israel’s many and varied warnings that a site is going to be destroyed, even beating them when they try to flee. As for violations of “international law,” Andrew McCarthy details specifically how everything Israel has done in its defence is consistent with international law, and everything the “unlawful combatants” of Hamas has done is in deliberate and flagrant violation of it.

But despite the clear and unambiguous truth that Israel is waging a legal defensive war, in the alternate universe of the U.N., the Human Rights Council votes “to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” and “to establish the facts and circumstances of such violations and of the crimes perpetrated and to identify those responsible, to make recommendations, in particular on accountability measures.”

If such an investigation does take place, expect a reprise of the discredited Goldstone Report, issued by the U.N. after the Israelis’ 2008-9 Operation Cast Lead against Gaza’s rockets, and later renounced by its own author. As Goldstone himself admitted, the UNHRC’s “history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted,” so can we can expect this new report to slander Israel in order to prepare the way for international lawfare against its leaders, including war-crimes charges and suits filed in the International Court of Justice. But past history does not cut any ice in the alternate universe of the U.N. Where else could anyone pass with a straight face a resolution on human rights from a council that includes notorious human-rights violators like China, Congo, Cuba, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela? At least the U.S. voted against the resolution, unlike Euro-weasels like France, Great Britain, Austria, Germany, and Italy, who bravely abstained.

Yes, we all know the U.N. is a morally bankrupt, corrupt congeries of international thugs and creeps, along with invertebrate Western states who mask their fear and appeasement with the Kabuki dance of international diplomacy. But only in an alternate universe does the U.S. spend one minute on a nakedly ideological outfit like the UNHRC, or give half a billion dollars a year to an organization like the U.N., the purpose of which is to damage America’s security and interests at every turn.

And let’s not forget the media. They report casualty numbers from the current conflict, including the number of civilians killed, without a caveat that these numbers come from Hamas or their U.N. minions, or that terrorists don’t wear uniforms and hence are frequently counted as “civilians.” The media abandon their critical faculties despite the Palestinian Arabs’ long history of exaggerating such statistics, faking photogenic atrocities like the Jenin massacre and the IDF’s killing of Mohammed Dura, and tweeting gruesome images of dead women and children killed in other conflicts like Syria, or even taking scenes from horror movies, and claiming they happened in Gaza. Only in an alternate universe would a media presumably dedicated to getting the story right and distrustful of information it can’t confirm themselves repeat as fact what actually is propaganda, or at least preface such information with a statement like, “According to Hamas spokesmen” when reporting casualty numbers.

A foreign policy based on illusion leaves our country vulnerable to various global autocrats, thugs, and terrorists. Those shrewd, hard men (see Putin, Vladimir) know how to manipulate our delusions and exploit our weaknesses, particularly our leaders’ penchant for substituting diplomatic words for military deeds to serve their short-term political needs. This illusion of action creates complacency of the sort we experienced in the 90s, when we lived in an alternate reality where al Qaeda’s declarations of war and terrorist attacks were treated as criminal matters rather than acts of war. And we all remember how gruesomely we were reintroduced to reality.

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  • Hank Rearden

    Two words…Allen West.

  • truebearing

    Excellent summation of the rank hypocrisy and evil that possesses the soul of the UN. Our evil president feeds that monstrosity and our media peddles its lies. The darkness darkens.
    There is no sanity or goodness left in the world’s leadership. We are on the same trjectory we were on pre-WWII, only now many countries already possess nuclear weapons. We will see them used too soon.

  • BMS

    Isn’t it time that we end all funding to this corrupt, anti-semitic, anti-Israel agency and send them packing to one of the Arab countries. The UN exists for one reason only, to continually condemn Israel so lets say good bye and let them pass resolution after resolution against Israel from some hateful Arab country in the Middle East, and there are many to choose from..

  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    TO HAMAS life means nothing. AGREEMENTS MEAN NOTHING. WHEN WILL THE U.N. understand. U.N. is anti-ISRAEL

    HILLARY = OBAM 3, and 4

    RABBI MEIER KAHANE WAS RIGHT, NEVER AGAIN

    . Where is our President Obama as our foreign policy has turned into a complete disaster.

    Video of Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS: President Obama, You Have Some Nerve:.

    Video is on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8c795KymA

    Another holocaust is possible. If it happened once it can happen again. Thank G-d we have Israel. We need to do everything possible to keep Israel militarily strong. Jews get out of Europe. There can be no compromise regarding Israel nor can we depend on the good will of others. This unfortunately is a lesson that many Jews have never learned. Never forget, never forgive never again. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  • Americana

    Bruce Thornton is in an alternate universe not Obama. Obama is implementing Samantha Power’s R2P instead of naked , selfish national interest whatever that is. National interest is just using the military to serve the interest of the 1%ers.
    Obama has many foreign policy successes Libya, Syria, Iraq and more.

    • Bamaguje

      “Obama has many foreign policy successes Libya, Syria, Iraq and more” – Americana.

      Really?? I want to believe you are being sarcastic, but given your penchant for spewing rubbish, I don’t think so.

      Libya has been in turmoil and an Al-Qaeda haven since NATO dethroned Gadaffi, who was simply trying to crush a Jihadist rebellion in Benghazi.
      Sunni Iraq has been taken over by ISIS, which has chased out Shia and Christians.
      In Syria, Obama is allied with Sunni Jihadis trying to overthrow Assad which at least tries to protect Syria’s religious minorities.

      • Emet

        Ignore fake-americana. She is Not American but a Muzzie, likely from Pakistan, a clear enemy of reason and truth. A devout anti-Semite, incorrigible, a liar and an expert distorter. She is delusional, she sticks her ugly nose into every FPM article, offering pollution. IGNORE her!

      • Americana

        Libya is like Iraq. Joe Biden said Iraq should be 3 countries. Libya should be 3 countries. What is happening in Ben Ghazi is the locals coopting other groups to effect their liberation.

        Obama establishing a no fly zone over Libya was necessary. It was smart power. It provided cover for the people to rise up against Qadaffi. Once the people of ben Ghazi have their freedom from the government they will kick out Al Ansar like they did in Iraq in 2008.

        Libya was an artificial European construct. The people in eastern Libya are righting a historical wrong.

        R2P is the best policy in foreign affairs!

        • CosmotKat

          You are invoking al-Taqqiya on this forum. Why is Samantha Power and the Obama administration not intervening in the Muslim genocide of Christians in the Muslim world. Answer that question you Muslim dog.

        • Well Done

          bozo

    • Habbgun

      Up with the People’s Americana Force…proudly wearing gray!!!
      Down with the Running Dog Soviet Lackey Red Americana from the Americana People’s Force!!! Power to the people!!! Power to the 99%!!!
      Any way got to figure out whose those people are actually but power to them anyway!!!!!

    • liz

      Seriously??? Either that’s sarcasm, or you’re on an alternate planet.

      • Americana

        You think Bush was better than Obama? How many Americans died in Libya when Obama took out Qadaffi

        • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey_Britain

          3/4 of the American deaths in Afghanistan have happened on Obama’s watch. When we are attacked again due to Obama’s efforts, hopefully you will be one of the casualties because you and your ilk have supported Obama and enabled him and therefore will have earned your reward.

        • Well Done

          Quadaffi didn’t need to be “taken out”. The number of Americans killed is no success meter. He was a better operator of Libya than Hussein was of Iraq, yet the idiot left still assure us things were fine, just fine in Iraq.

    • tryingtopickaname

      Do you seriously expect to have even a modicum of credibility when you adopt the intensely puerile meme of ‘serve the interest of the 1%ers’? Do elaborate, as well, on those fantastical ‘successes in Libya, Syria, Iraq, etc.

    • stringman

      Successes?!?! Those countries are in flames! Syria alone has had over 70,000 casualties since Obama took office.

    • Well Done

      Raving twit, sport. raving twit.

  • Bamaguje

    ‘…both Obama and Kerry pressuring Israel for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire”’ – Bruce Thornton.

    The only “condition” Israel insists on for ceasefire, is that Hamas stops firing rockets into the Jewish nation… Which isn’t asking for much, given the obvious meaning of ‘ceasefire.’
    Therefore pressurizing Israel for “unconditional ceasefire” means allowing Hamas to continue firing rockets, while Israel is compelled to stand down.

    When NATO bombed Gadaffi’s Libya for 11 months, I don’t remember NATO dropping leaflets or sending text messages for Libyan civilians to get out of the way. Nor do I remember UN Human Rights council calling for “humanitarian ceasefire.”
    Or does anyone believe no civilians were killed in NATO’s 5000 bombing sorties against Libya? The pro-Obama lamestream media didn’t dwell on that.
    I also didn’t hear anyone complain about the disproportionate force of NATO airstrikes, since Gadaffi’s airforce was grounded.

    Bear in mind that Gadaffi posed no threat whatsoever to the NATO allies. He was simply trying to crush a Jihadist rebellion in Benghazi, which Obama and Sarkozy deliberately misconstrued as pro-democracy agitation.
    Israel on the other hand is under constant rocket fire from Hamas, which is also burrowing tunnels to facilitate attacks on Israeli civilians.

  • Doc

    I remember being taught a lesson about the moral person and the ethical person the difference between the to an ethical person knows it’s wrong to cheat on there spouse if the opportunity comes along they will cheat. A moral person also knows it’s wrong to cheat on there spouse if the opportunity comes a long they won’t they will not they understand the pain and emotional hurt they would be inflicting on there spouse. Obama and the UN are neither ethical or moral they are evil sold or traded his soul for favor from satan they don’t care what kind of emotion or physical pain they inflict on any one to get what the want at that time . These people are referred to as soulless animals if it’s a good ideas to lie at the time the lies come out in abundance the only g
    Felling that matter are there own only one I for gratification the rest are to extreme harm in any form to get the gratification please ing another demonized persons I’d a job well done there conscience has been seeded burnt over like a piece of meat searing meat it keep the juices in searing a conscience is to keep any form of good out . There is no remorse in any way they can’t fake it there souls minds and thoughts have been seared to keep the slightest bit of good out . There commitment is to do evil to corrupt to ruin anything or anyone this demonic thinking is what guides them in there daily lives the ruination of any and all who would intend to good or help others to the satanic thinker all are potential victims for there’re gratification

  • Cappy1437

    We know Hamas is evil. Obama is one of them. Long jaw Kerry is also one of them. Who are they trying to impress?

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    You would have to believe that cultural differences magically disappear to make UN mediation work, and even then it would be a utopian wish, not a reality. See http://clarespark.com/2014/03/13/what-is-cultural-relativism/. “What is cultural relativism?” There is no “international community” of like-minded, peace-seeking individuals.

    • Johnnnyboy

      We live in what amounts to a post WWII cultural order, put together mainly by the United States. The pretend part is that we have always pretended it was internationalist and it never really was. Mainly it reflects the interests of the United States and the cultural norms of Europe. Because we have always pretended it was internationalist, we can not admit the reason it is breaking down, which is that it is starting to represent interests and cultural norms other than ours.

  • liz

    “A nakedly ideological outfit…The purpose of which is to damage America’s security and interests at every turn”.
    Wow – sounds just like the Obama administration! No surprise that they’re in cahoots with the cockroaches of the UN.
    Great article.

  • Gee

    The UN and United States government are co-conspirators and sponsors of Hamas terrorist and war crimes.

    UNRWA (which the gets 77% of their budget from the US) has allowed it’s warehouses, schools, clinics, hospitals, trucks and ambulances to be used for terrorism. They provided Hamas with over 90% of the concrete used in the tunnels (over 180,000 tons of concrete).

    They are war criminals – and must be charged with the hundreds of thousands of attacks.

    There is only one solution left for us. Destroy Hamas and deport the illegal Arab colonists from our lands.

    • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

      “deport the illegal Arab colonists from our lands.”

      Why only the illegal?

      • Gee

        Because we have over 1 million legal Arab citizens. Like America we have lots of illegals in our country

  • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    WOULD ISIS RULING GAZA BE PREFERABLE TO HAMAS?

    The answer is YES!

    Click http://www.apollospeaks.com for the reason why.

  • Johnnnyboy

    If I were Jewish I would be becoming very concerned over issues related to personal and group safety. The current war is not the problem. Israel can handle that. The greater problem is the general cultural drift in the United States and Europe. While Israel has done an outstanding job of defending itself, I doubt it can be successful in an international environment that is hostile.

    • William

      Jews will always be safe in America, antisemitism is nothing like it was back in the 20th Century. At one time Jews were denied jobs, couldn’t join high society clubs and were mocked relentlessly. I am old enough to remember when ‘Jew jokes’ were not frowned upon..
      The rabid right wing has turned their hatred on Muslims and Arabs these days.

      • Gee Jay

        and Hispanics.., and gays..

      • stringman

        Let’s don’t forget the rabid marxist left wing like the Obamas, the Clintons, the Kerrys, the Gores……..

        • William

          You don’t know what a Marxist is, obviously.

          • stringman

            Example 1: In Obama’s autobiography, he claims as his mentor, the well known and avowed communist, Frank Marshall Davis. Obama and his minions are the most anti -constitution and pro- government expansion in the history of the republic. Example 2: I give you Obamacare: Passed by the House and Senate without being read by anyone and, without a single Republican vote, this monstrous government program usurps one sixth of the US economy with Obama’s signature.

            Communism is Marxism in action.

          • William

            Now, no need to lie. he never mentions a ‘Frank Marshall Davis’ in any of his books.

            And by the way, conservative Republicans gave him the idea for the ACA.

          • reader

            No, he just mentions Frank, and the “willing suspension of disbelief” takes care of the rest. That’s our resident marxist for you.

          • stringman

            That is absolutely right. In ‘Dreams of My Father’, he just calls him Frank (22 times) and various other pronouns enumerable times. He must have been in love with the guy, he talks about him so incessantly. Are you telling me you didn’t know it was Frank Marshall Davis? Really? Who did you think it was?

          • William

            So, he named Frank Marshall Davis? ROFL, get real. If Obama was mentored by a Communist, why is this not reported on FOX News? In reality, he has never mentioned Frank Marshall Davis, and probably doesn’t even know who he is.

          • Headed4TheHills

            You really need to stop smoking your drug of choice, as I fear it’s burning out your brain cells. Fox has reported Obama’s mentoring by Marshall: http://nation.foxnews.com/frank-marshall-davis/2012/07/16/book-obama-s-communist-mentor-influenced-his-political-beliefs

          • William

            FOX Nations? BWAAHAHA. That’s a neonazi site.

          • reader

            That’s exactly how a “progressive” and a biological imbecile processes information. Somewhat similar to Pavlovian dog.

          • reader
          • stringman

            Conservatives for government health care. What are you smoking? There may be republicans advocating such an idea but, they are definitely not conservatives. There used to be some conservative Republicans…..a long time ago. Haven’t seen any in awhile.

          • William

            ACA is private healthcare and private insurance.

          • Headed4TheHills

            ACA, better known as Obamacare, is designed to fail. Obama’s stated aim is for a one-payer universal, government-run healthcare system.

            “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer health care plan. The United States of America–the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent–14 percent of its gross national product on health care and cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody and that’s what Jim is talking about when he says, ‘Everybody in. Nobody out.’ A single payer health care credit–universal healthcare credit. That’s what I’d like to see, but as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House and we’ve got to take back the Senate and we’ve got to take back the House.”

            Obama – Remarks – 8/4/07

            “This is a two trillion dollar part of our economy and it is my belief that it’s not just politically but economically it is better for us to start getting a system in place–a universal healthcare system signed into law by the end of my first term as president and build off that system to further to make it more rational…”

            “By the way, Canada did not start immediately with a single payer system. They had a similar transition step. ”

            Obama- New Hampshire Public Radio 11/21/07

            OBAMA: It’s a transitional system building on the existing systems that we have.

            HOST: Transitional to what?

            OBAMA: Transitional, hopefully, because the system is currently a patchwork of inefficiency that over time I would want to see Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)–all those integrated more effectively.

            Obama – Public Remarks 4/3/07

            “Let’s say that I proposed a plan that moved to a single payer system–Let’s say Medicare plus. Essentially, everybody can buy Medicare, for example…”

            “Transitioning a system is a very difficult and costly and lengthy enterprise. It’s not like you can turn on a switch and you go from one system to another. So it’s possible that up front, you wouldn’t need not just– you might need an additional ninety or a hundred billion dollars a year.”

            Obama – (SEIU Healthcare Forum) – 3/24/07

            “But I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or 20 years out..”

            Obama – Public Remarks – 1/27/05

            “There’s no denying that part of the solution in the health care arena as we transition and deal with the legacy systems that we’ve inherited will probably require some additional money.”

            Obama – Remarks to American Medical Association – 6/15/2009

            “The public option is not your enemy. It is your friend…Let me also address an illegitimate concern that is being put forward by those who are claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single payer system.”

            Obama – (SEIU Healthcare Forum) – 3/24/07

            “My commitment is to make sure we’ve got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president…”

            “I would hope that we could set up a system that allows those who can’t go through their employers to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort…but I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or 20 years out..”

            Rep. Barney Frank (D – MA) – 7/27/09

            “I think if we get a good public option, it could lead to single payer and that’s the best way to reach single payer.”

            Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D – IL) – 4/18/09

            “And next to me was a guy from the insurance company who then argued against the public health insurance option saying, ‘It wouldn’t let private insurance compete–that a public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and lead to single payer.’ He was right. The man was right.”

            Obama – Public Remarks

            His aim was single-payer and his signature healthcare act is paving the way for that.

          • William

            If that was his aim, he should have promoted the idea while President. Instead, he went with the Republican idea of mandated private insurance.

          • Headed4TheHills

            William, William, William, the truth is out there. Just because you refuse to see it doesn’t change it.

            Do believe I’ll do as Jesus told the Disciples: If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

            I have tried pointing you toward the truth. You obstinately refuse to listen, therefore I shake the dust off my feet and move on.

          • William

            Yes the truth is out there, and it doesn’t exist in religious fairy tales. Sorry.

          • Michael__Durham

            William:

            Let me tell you what a *real* Marxist is:

            A *real* Marxist is someone who can never exist.

            A *real* Marxist will never exist.

            Why? Because just before the world sees “real”, true Marxism, the last human being on the face of the earth will have committed suicide, or will have been murdered, or will have died of disease or starvation.

            Only THEN will there be “true Marxism”.

            All you Leftist and “progressive” ideologues are utterly insane death-cultists and control freaks. And nothing will ever get through your stubborn, narcissistic, thick skulls. It is not permitted.

          • William

            You have a point there. Marxism is idealistic and hopes to achieve a utopia through abolishing all forms of government. I consider myself a progressive in that the ideas I have are to further human progress. The so-called Progressive Era was over by 1945.

          • reader

            You probably don’t even really understand the Manifesto – that’s how dumb you are. Mind altering chemicals aren’t really helping intellectual prowess no matter what your hippy guru had told you, dude.

          • William

            Never read Marx’s manifesto, just some of Engels work. Quite frankly I couldn’t care less about it.

          • reader

            You never read the Manifesto and you’re giving the rundown of what Marxism stands for? That’s the spirit. You must be an Obama voter.

          • William

            Nope. Green Party. IMO Obama is a war criminal who belongs in prison along with all the other war criminals he is protecting.

          • Michael__Durham

            If you knew (and continue to know) that “Marxism is stupid”, then it stands to reason that you know that Marxists (soi- disant “progressives”) are also stupid.

            There may be hope for you yet.

          • William

            The idea is stupid, even if some very intelligent people buy into it. I had a couple of brilliant professors who were Marxists.

          • William

            Progressives are not Marxists, they are social democrats.

      • Well Done

        Stuff that shash, willy, by the the most rabid Jew-haters I meet are staunch lefties, often in unions.

        • William

          The worst Jew-haters I have ever met were neo-nazis. I used to associate with a lot of leftists in my war protest days., and many were Jews. I don’t recall ever hearing any form of racism, in fact some of them were involved in a militant anti-racist league.

  • JKEllsworth

    As of now, 2:00 PM, EDT, the UN has yet to mention the ceasefire violation by Hamas, or the kidnapping and suicide bombing. All of them war crimes. The UN is essentially declaring itself complicit in protecting a terrorist organization, along with its UNRWA offspring.

    They should have strongly condemned it immediately, along with the U.S., which has not. They are relying on newspapers to spread the word. Kerry and other democrats must be realizing that by their silence they are sliding into the wrong side of history, yet feel paralyzed by their ideology. Republicans, this is your chance. Use it or lose it!

  • watsa46

    The “Muslim” (at least in heart) President has an Islamic agenda and was and still is supported by many Jewihs democrats. That is part of the transformation he promised but never told any one about. Kerry is a useful idiot!

  • PATRIOT.WW48

    Get out of the U.N. now

    • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

      “Get out of the U.N. now”

      No, abolish the UN. Now!

      • Headed4TheHills

        I have to agree with Patriot.WW48. I don’t care if the UN exists, just that the US should have nothing to do with it. Get out of the UN, stop funding it, kick their sorry butts outta our country, and turn the UN building into low cost housing for the poor.

        • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

          “I don’t care if the UN exists”

          Maybe not, but I do.

          • Headed4TheHills

            The UN (United Nothing) is a Liberal Progressive hive of One World Government types and should be kicked out of the US as soon as possible.

          • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

            “The UN (United Nothing)” etc.

            I agree on that. But it wouldn’t suffice. It has do be abolished. As soon as possible.

          • Headed4TheHills

            Oh, that I do agree with.

          • William

            Actually, many liberals see the UN as an evil organization that enables war and other atrocities. We see it as a tool for the neocons’ New World Order agenda to create a global corporate fascist state.

            Humans won’t be ready for world government for another 200 years, at least.

          • stringman

            Neocons? Really? At least two thirds of the UN member states are dictatorships or totalitarian regimes. Those are not constitution and freedom loving conservative entities. Wrong end of the telescope, Ptolemy. You’re either pulling this nonsense out of your own backside or you’ve been indoctrinated by leftist wackos at some university. Oh, and the head count for the ANP and the National Socialist Party combined wouldn’t fill a large gymnasium. So, where are you finding all the fascists and white supremacists these days?

          • William

            Constitution and freedom loving conservatives?

            Now that is a contradiction in terms. Modern conservatism is all about State control of people. Religious conservatives are nothing short of fascist authoritarians.

          • stringman

            Only massive government can affect state control over people. And political conservatives are by definition for small constitutional government. Christian religious conservatives don’t have control over anyone. Muslim conservatives are for Sharia law.

          • William

            Christian conservatives run Congress and make law. Today’s ‘modern conservatives’ are more like the Michele Bachmann type, than the Dwight Eisenhower type. Conservatives today want to change the US Constitution because they feel it allows too much freedom, eg, with amendments to ban abortion, ban flag burning, ban gay marriage etc.

          • stringman

            If there is a majority of conservatives in congress, they must all be democrats because there are damned few that are republicans. They only pretend to be conservative or religious to get elected. Most Americans are constitution and freedom loving Christians and patriots, and politicians know that. Hense the pretense. Once elected, like Obama, their true self becomes apparent. And how will any of those amendments (even if they were possible) create a corporate fascist one world government? Amendments have to be ratified by two thirds of states. You are very very confused

          • stringman

            You seem to see conservatives, fascists, socialists, Marxists, Nazis as all relatively interchangeable and under every bed. (Did I leave anybody out?). There isn’t enough time in the day to straighten you out. If you believe that there is an objective truth, you are just going to have to begin your quest for it and, stop trying to contaminate others with your confusion. You’re only embarrassing yourself here.

  • Maynard

    Why are you trying to muddle the situation by giving facts? This administration and the US Media don’t want to hear that kind of thing. Their mind is made up! Their joint position is: No matter what happens Israel is wrong and Hamas is right. End of story.

  • watsa46

    The US Pr. is doing his best to empower the Muslim world (Iran) and weaken the US, the main defender of democracy. This is pure insanity.

  • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

    “The media abandon their critical faculties despite the Palestinian Arabs’ long history of exaggerating such statistics,”

    Do they? I wasn’t aware they had any “critical faculties” they could abandon…

  • Mladen_Andrijasevic

    Would Obama learn from this?
    Operation: Gaza on the Water
    http://madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2014/08/gaza-on-water_1.html

  • Tzipporah

    We all have been conditioned to believe that the UN stands for Truth. We need to learn that they are truly an arm of Terrorism and Anti-Israel 100%. Israelis have long called them the United Nothing but now the UN have sunk to a new low. We need to stop funding them and send them to an Arab country. Now that it is clear that they provide shelter for Hamas missiles.

    • Softly Bob

      United Nutjobs

  • Shel Zahav

    The UN needs to be investigated for war crimes in Gaza. Imgaine: UNRWA stores missiles for Hamas and then hands them over.

  • wiswntosn

    And what Obama has done with the Illegales to America is even worse.

  • LibertyWriter

    I know what has to be done.

  • sofia_top10

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    Logitech Pro 9000 PC Internet Camera Webcam
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  • Marty Burg

    Should timing of events over the last few weeks be considered? There have been major conflicts happening in the Muslim countries surrounding Israel, yet the eyes of the world, thanks to the media and the UN, stay glued to Gaza.

    A few weeks ago, in the midst of the Gaza war, Iraq’s Christians were being purged, and its bishop stated:

    “Where is the conscience of the world? Where is the United Nations? Where is the American administration to protect peace and justice?”

    During the same period, ISIS ordered women and girls in Iraq city to undergo female genital mutilation, and had already engaged in public crucifictions.
    The UN simply stated that those major events were of “grave concern and needed to be addressed.” Ban said reports of mass executions and other grave rights abuses by the Islamic State were “extremely disturbing.”Yet they did nothing.” And as of now, they have not even added ISIS to their war crimes list.

    During this period the government in Baghdad notified the UN that ISIS had seized nuclear materials and a chemical weapons facility. The UN has remained mute. The only news coming out of those areas are from ISIS-supplied videos. The free press is non-existent. Yet over 2 days last month 700 people were slaughtered and the media yawned.

    Could the timing of such events happening over a few weeks imply that the Hamas-begun conflict was a staged event aimed to distract attention of the world? That the media have become well-trained stooges being manipulated, or paid off, to draw attention away from those wars? Is that why, despite the destruction and the fact that Hamas is losing, they still send up rockets and try to invade Israel?

    Which implies that the protests, which all use the same template, the same logos, the same pre-printed signs, the same pre-printed banners, are also
    pre-planned staged events to draw all eyes on Gaza only. Was the Gaza
    war staged with a larger goal in mind?

    • stringman

      You’re right. The big picture is that the world is on fire with jihad. The small picture is Gaza. It may very well be a cover for the big picture. Everywhere else you look, evil is gaining ground.

  • djs1138

    The only contact the US or Israel should have with terrorists is with their cross-hairs…

  • stringman

    Absolutely correct. It’s home party of Hitler and Goring and all of their Jew Hating buddies (The National Socialist Workers Party)…..From the people who brought us WWII and concentration camps.

    • William

      Nowadays the right wing considers socialism a bad word.. and it makes sense, they are following in the footsteps of the Nazis, who accused Socialists of collaborating with the Jews and the Jews of all being socialist. To them, Jewish Bolshevism and liberalism was the biggest threat to the ‘Aryan race’.

      • stringman

        Oh really. Such a load of nonsense. We can’t help you with your delusions if we don’t know the source. Tell us where you get such ideas. That is just a lot of rot. Are you making it up?

        • William

          I am educated. I studied the Nazis in college, and read a zillion books on them.

  • William

    Huh? I thought you righties said Obama was controlled by the Jews in Hollywood and the ‘shadowy Jewish puppet masters’ Soros and Alinsky?

  • William

    I studied the Nazis in college, wrote a couple of A papers on them. The latest book I’ve been reading is a 900-page history of the Warsaw ghetto.

    And where were these Progressive Movement indoctrination camps? I’ve never heard that one before.