Copyright 2011-3011 By CK Hunter, video courtesy of Youtube.com
Wisconsin protestor, holding his son, speaks to a reporter:
Tags: Wisconsin workers’ revolt, unions in america 2011, union workers protest across america 2011, american union workers revolt 2011
Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.
You know it’s bad when the new world order “White House” directed mass media agencies begin to tell the truth about the cluelessness, insulated narcissism and inept foreign policy of the Obama administration.
Imagine: everything that tea party blogs and truth researchers have been screaming on the internet for five years now about this man, this calculatedly aloof and inept President, who pretended he was America’s new political Messiah four years ago, is finally, four years too late, being discussed in “official” American media outlets. I could just shake the men and women at Newsweek, clanking their heads together.
Where was all this truthful reporting with “eyes wide open” when we needed it four years ago? I personally hope Newsweek goes out of business in karmic retribution for their absolute and purposed failing to vet and investigate this man four years ago when he came out of far left field, [where he lives], to run for national office, three years after admitting to reporters he did not have the experience to do so.
The mass media numbskulls who elected this man now have the sad and silly karmic duty of reporting on his collapsing presidency to the nation, as if we didn’t already know. We were all three to four years ahead of you, Newsweek. You are so fired.
NEWSWEEK’s new columnist on Obama’s Egypt debacle and the vacuum it exposes.
“The statesman can only wait and listen until he hears the footsteps of God resounding through events; then he must jump up and grasp the hem of His coat, that is all.” Thus Otto von Bismarck, the great Prussian statesman who united Germany and thereby reshaped Europe’s balance of power nearly a century and a half ago.
Last week, for the second time in his presidency, Barack Obama heard those footsteps, jumped up to grasp a historic opportunity … and missed it completely.
In Bismarck’s case it was not so much God’s coattails he caught as the revolutionary wave of mid-19th-century German nationalism. And he did more than catch it; he managed to surf it in a direction of his own choosing. The wave Obama just missed—again—is the revolutionary wave of Middle Eastern democracy. It has surged through the region twice since he was elected: once in Iran in the summer of 2009, the second time right across North Africa, from Tunisia all the way down the Red Sea to Yemen. But the swell has been biggest in Egypt, the Middle East’s most populous country.
In each case, the president faced stark alternatives. He could try to catch the wave, Bismarck style, by lending his support to the youthful revolutionaries and trying to ride it in a direction advantageous to American interests. Or he could do nothing and let the forces of reaction prevail. In the case of Iran, he did nothing, and the thugs of the Islamic Republic ruthlessly crushed the demonstrations. This time around, in Egypt, it was worse. He did both—some days exhorting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave, other days drawing back and recommending an “orderly transition.”
The result has been a foreign-policy debacle. The president has alienated everybody: not only Mubarak’s cronies in the military, but also the youthful crowds in the streets of Cairo. Whoever ultimately wins, Obama loses. And the alienation doesn’t end there. America’s two closest friends in the region—Israel and Saudi Arabia—are both disgusted. The Saudis, who dread all manifestations of revolution, are appalled at Washington’s failure to resolutely prop up Mubarak. The Israelis, meanwhile, are dismayed by the administration’s apparent cluelessness.
Last week, while other commentators ran around Cairo’s Tahrir Square, hyperventilating about what they saw as an Arab 1989, I flew to Tel Aviv for the annual Herzliya security conference. The consensus among the assembled experts on the Middle East? A colossal failure of American foreign policy.
This failure was not the result of bad luck. It was the predictable consequence of the Obama administration’s lack of any kind of coherent grand strategy, a deficit about which more than a few veterans of U.S. foreign policy making have long worried. The president himself is not wholly to blame. Although cosmopolitan by both birth and upbringing, Obama was an unusually parochial politician prior to his election, judging by his scant public pronouncements on foreign-policy issues.
Yet no president can be expected to be omniscient. That is what advisers are for. The real responsibility for the current strategic vacuum lies not with Obama himself, but with the National Security Council, and in particular with the man who ran it until last October: retired Gen. James L. Jones. I suspected at the time of his appointment that General Jones was a poor choice. A big, bluff Marine, he once astonished me by recommending that Turkish troops might lend the United States support in Iraq. He seemed mildly surprised when I suggested the Iraqis might resent such a reminder of centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule.
The best national-security advisers have combined deep knowledge of international relations with an ability to play the Machiavellian Beltway game, which means competing for the president’s ear against the other would-be players in the policymaking process: not only the defense secretary but also the secretary of state and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency. No one has ever done this better than Henry Kissinger. But the crucial thing about Kissinger as national-security adviser was not the speed with which he learned the dark arts of interdepartmental turf warfare. It was the skill with which he, in partnership with Richard Nixon, forged a grand strategy for the United States at a time of alarming geopolitical instability.
The essence of that strategy was, first, to prioritize (for example, détente with the Soviets before human-rights issues within the U.S.S.R.) and then to exert pressure by deliberately linking key issues. In their hardest task—salvaging peace with honor in Indochina by preserving the independence of South Vietnam—Nixon and Kissinger ultimately could not succeed. But in the Middle East they were able to eject the Soviets from a position of influence and turn Egypt from a threat into a malleable ally. And their overtures to China exploited the divisions within the Communist bloc, helping to set Beijing on an epoch-making new course of economic openness.
The contrast between the foreign policy of the Nixon-Ford years and that of President Jimmy Carter is a stark reminder of how easily foreign policy can founder when there is a failure of strategic thinking. The Iranian Revolution of 1979, which took the Carter administration wholly by surprise, was a catastrophe far greater than the loss of South Vietnam.
Remind you of anything? “This is what happens when you get caught by surprise,” an anonymous American official told The New York Times last week. “We’ve had endless strategy sessions for the past two years on Mideast peace, on containing Iran. And how many of them factored in the possibility that Egypt moves from stability to turmoil? None.”
I can think of no more damning indictment of the administration’s strategic thinking than this: it never once considered a scenario in which Mubarak faced a popular revolt. Yet the very essence of rigorous strategic thinking is to devise such a scenario and to think through the best responses to them, preferably two or three moves ahead of actual or potential adversaries. It is only by doing these things—ranking priorities and gaming scenarios—that a coherent foreign policy can be made. The Israelis have been hard at work doing this. All the president and his NSC team seem to have done is to draft touchy-feely speeches like the one he delivered in Cairo early in his presidency.
These were his words back in June 2009:
America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles—principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
Those lines will come back to haunt Obama if, as cannot be ruled out, the ultimate beneficiary of his bungling in Egypt is the Muslim Brotherhood, which remains by far the best organized opposition force in the country—and wholly committed to the restoration of the caliphate and the strict application of Sharia. Would such an outcome advance “tolerance and the dignity of all human beings” in Egypt? Somehow, I don’t think so.
Grand strategy is all about the necessity of choice. Today, it means choosing between a daunting list of objectives: to resist the spread of radical Islam, to limit Iran’s ambition to become dominant in the Middle East, to contain the rise of China as an economic rival, to guard against a Russian “reconquista” of Eastern Europe—and so on. The defining characteristic of Obama’s foreign policy has been not just a failure to prioritize, but also a failure to recognize the need to do so. A succession of speeches saying, in essence, “I am not George W. Bush” is no substitute for a strategy.
Bismarck knew how to choose. He understood that riding the nationalist wave would enable Prussia to become the dominant force in Germany, but that thereafter the No. 1 objective must be to keep France and Russia from uniting against his new Reich. When asked for his opinion about colonizing Africa, Bismarck famously replied: “My map of Africa lies in Europe. Here lies Russia and here lies France, and we are in the middle. That is my map of Africa.”
Tragically, no one knows where Barack Obama’s map of the Middle East is. At best, it is in the heartland states of America, where the fate of his presidency will be decided next year, just as Jimmy Carter’s was back in 1980.
At worst, he has no map at all.
- Obama’s Egypt and Foreign Policy Failires – Newsweek (news.google.com)
- Obama’s Egypt and Foreign Policy Failires (newsweek.com)
- Niall Ferguson Blasts Obama’s Foreign Policy (thedailybeast.com)
- Mubarak in coma? (hotair.com)
- Newsweek Cheat Sheet: What’s in This Week’s Issue (thedailybeast.com)
- In U.S. Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift (nytimes.com)
- In US Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift – New York Times (news.google.com)
- Obama Team Looked Unsteady in Response to Egypt Protesters (businessweek.com)
- Obama’s strategy was to pressure Mubarak without intruding – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
- Obama Leadership Tested by Fast-Changing Egypt Crisis (businessweek.com)
- Foreign Policy: Why You Should Care About Egypt (npr.org)
Posted on 01.06.2011 By CK Hunter
During today’s House floor reading of the US Constitution, when the reader came to the section about eligibility for high office, and all candidates being” a natural born citizen of the United States“, and was reading that section to the House, someone in the gallery shouted out: “What about Obama”? Watch the video.
Tags: Obama birth origins, us constitution, us congress, Obama nation, Obama presidency
Copyright 12.10.2010 By Chase Kyla Hunter
The piece below by John Bolton actually stopped me in my tracks. It’s funny how another writer’s observations will often help to coalesce one’s own discomfort with a situation. I have taken an unpopular position for an internet pro and citizen journalist blogger regarding Wikileaks, in that I feel what Julian Assange did was both narcissistic, shortsighted and reckless.
The ends do not justify his means and actions in my opinion. I am well aware that thousands of other “truthers” do not feel this way, but when it comes right down to genetic patriotism, the Cherokee Warrior Queen and American patriot in me trumps the internet blogger who was mildly intrigued by absolute unfettered free spewing of ” FED diplomatic cables”. As a truth researcher of 20 years experience, finding ugly little piles of lies buried somewhere under a false flag event is just another day’s work. Why should the content of those cables be anything that would even surprise someone like me? It’s just another day in the life… I haven’t much bothered to study them.
For me, the bottom line is this: I don’t want to see my country hurt and humiliated any more than it has been to date in this charade of a presidency with Obama as the hood ornament. There is a huge part of me that is standing aside and watching this melee who doesn’t buy the story as it’s being told anyway. Our government “allows” certain things to take place for their own good reasons. Look at what the FED is gaining in all this: perfect justification to crack down like never before on internet free speech, the free and relatively private process of registering and administering a domain name, I could cite dozens more benefits for a fascist leaning FED that is salivating to take over the web and run it with the efficiency of Obama’s socialized medicine. I can almost hear the elites rubbing their hands together in glee in Washington, NYC, UK while they watch these “cyber-riots” spreading over the web. It’s most likely exactly what they wanted all along, and they will use these events as more pretext to strip away civil liberties online when the dust settles.
Further, my political science mind clearly knows that what Assange did in releasing those cables has imperiled the American nation. That is MY nation, MY America, MY American friends and neighbors, and after all, Assange really has no clue about who and what America is if he did not grow up here on the mainland, native born. We all have before us daily the peculiar new world odor of our own President’s utter lack of interest in defending American interests, religious heritage, or national security in a sudden event like Wikileaks latest disclosures. They should have seen this coming. It was not as if we were not warned by Assange’s earlier actions. But John Bolton points out that funny uncomfortable, “who’s in charge?” feeling, that sense of navigational drift that now emanates from the Obama presidency.
It was as if in reading his piece, my subconscious fixed finally on the point of “Oh, so I am not the only person who feels very uncomfortable with how this Wikileaks / Assange mess is all being so adroitly NON-handled” by the White House.”
When you choose to go white water rafting with a group of strangers, you look around rather nervously to see who will be sitting at the lead point in the raft, calling out the instructions for how to keep the thing afloat and above water all the way down. Barack Obama stopped calling out those instructions to the nation a long time ago, in fact, it occurs he never did take the safety first defensive position for our country. It’s just a very deep gut feeling I have that his inner contempt for America and true American values is now really starting to spill over into all kinds of decision making moments when the moment comes, and goes, and no decision is the action taken. It’s surreal politically, and strategically rather self loathing, perhaps even self destructive.
I’ll just be honest. I want his presidency to end, and sooner rather than later. Barack Obama’s style of empty looking glass leadership is really hurting America. Everyone everywhere who is awake at the helm can feel it. And John Bolton [not that I am particularly a fan, he’s in the UN globalist fan club from way back ] just gave voice to some of my deepest worries and concerns. Thanks John. Oddly, I don’t feel much better now.
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We have not in our lifetimes seen a president in this position. He spent his first year losing the center, which elected him, and his second losing his base, which is supposed to provide his troops. There isn’t much left to lose! Which may explain Tuesday’s press conference.
- John Bolton Essay Indicts Obama Presidency on National Security (alligatorfarm.wordpress.com)
- John Bolton demands obliteration of Wikileaks’ electrons (boingboing.net)
- Bolton: The real danger is Obama’s ambivalence to world threats and WikiLeaks (riehlworldview.com)
- WikiLeaks cables: Barack Obama is a bigger danger | John Bolton (guardian.co.uk)
- John Bolton: Obama’s Gift of Gaffe (online.wsj.com)
- Gingrich and Bolton Slam Obama Administration For Wikileaks Fiasco (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- 2012 Republican Presidential Ticket (socyberty.com)
- Bolton Attacks Obama for Wikileaks, Beclowns Self (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Vid: John Bolton’s Mustache of Bristly Justice Destroys Obama on National Security (minx.cc)
- John Bolton considering run for President! on with Neil Cavuto (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
11.29.2010 By Chase Kyla Hunter
Since the Wikileaks cables release, I have been perusing new research and re-tracing the many myriad orgs, institutes, think tanks, and other aggregates which have either been founded or funded by George Soros. Glenn Beck has laid out some pretty peculiar connected dots between George Soros and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, and as of this morning, arguably the most despised, yet well known name on planet earth.
Ecuador has volunteered to give Julian Assange permanent safe harbor from the potential legal troubles he may soon encounter for stealing and releasing hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables and posting them to the web via wikileaks.org. Beck maintains that George Soros is financing Julian, which he states might equate to George Soros having the USA in his sights as a target. Along the trail of re-visiting some of Soros’s orgs, I found something I thought to be quite humorous, in a sad sort of way.
It’s a video clip where one of Barack Obama’s young supporters is begging for the “Old” Barack Obama of 2008 to come back, put on his cape and begin fighting the worldwide evil threat presented by conservatism again, or something like that. Oh, Superman. Oh duh.
I wonder which Obama he really longs for, as there are at least three or four Obamas that I have noted in his NPD mood swings. Let’s see, well we all know “Messiah Obama” – the ONE, the anointed, the great [muslim ] Czar president of the world, then there is “brown shirt” Obama, the one who wants Americans to sit down, shut up, accept socialized healthcare, and stop trying to keep the America they have known and loved since their baby boomer youth. There is spendaholic Obama, who sees every problem in terms of how much electronic printing press money he can throw at it, to keep bailing us out of this, that, and the next sinking financial boat.
And finally the newest Obama is the brooding [ and quick to run away to India ] “shellacked” Obama, the actual man behind the “Wizard of Odd” curtain, the one we now realize was actually telling the truth in 2005 when he earnestly spoke with reporters about how a presidential run in 08 was out of the question, as he knew he did not have enough experience to be the president.
Ahhh. There we have it. There’s our man. He is the one that really lives behind all the other Obamas. He is a liberal intellectual, far left leaning college professor, an academic who was ‘handled’ since his youth by secret government nwo men in suits, has never owned or operated a business, never has actually lived in the real world of finance, usually only voted “present” as a neophyte senator in 05 and 06, is mostly tolerant of Christian beliefs, but only because he knows he must be, is disgusted secretly by America’s historical position in the world, and now is apparently determined to change it. That’s the actual real Obama that I have identified thus far.
And now that he has been thoroughly shellacked by American voters, we all continue to pray, to wait and watch to see which way he will move next on his agenda: the “dismantling of American excellence by degrees” NWO mandate that he apparently operates under. Here are two videos:
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