Grand Theft Obama: The Biggest Heist in U.S. History
Our nation is being stolen before our very eyes. The American people are being robbed of their livelihoods, their security, and their freedom. President Obama makes grand sweeping gestures and delivers soaring rhetoric about helping the poor and achieving fairness. But he merely draws our attention away from the hand that is reaching deep into our pockets. Such is the nature of his extremist legislative agenda. Call itÂ Grand Theft Obama, but it is no video game; this is for real.
And it is not merely monetary theft, as is apparent from Obamacare. America is being fundamentally transformed, as Obama promised. This is one promise that he clearly intends to keep, no matter how many people lose their health insurance policies, their jobs, or their productive futures. Â Read more
Hussein Obama’s cleansing campaign will handicap the armed forces long after he’s gone.
The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.
Retired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizens
“It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America,” his letter began.Â (Full post below the fold)
Obama backs the Muslim Brotherhood. He stands Â with the enemy of freedom against the American people. (Pamela Geller)
India expects more jihad in Kashmir as the U.S. quits Afghanistan
SRINAGAR, IndiaÂ (AP) â€” India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan.Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway.
Zoot allures! Here comes Erdogan’s ‘morality police’
“Whatever is necessary will be done”
It all started with the leakÂ of remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a closed meeting overÂ the weekend. According to media reports, Erdogan said university students â€” boys and girls â€” were sharing flats in the western province of Denizli due to a shortage of dorms, and that this was unacceptable. “Students, boys and girls, are living together in the same homes because the dorms are insufficient. This is incompatible with our conservative democrat nature. I’ve seen this in Denizli. I’ve instructed the governor. Whatever is necessary will be done,” Erdogan was quoted as saying.
Government spokesmen, however, were quick to deny the alleged remarks. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc and Erdogan’s chief adviser Yalcin Akdogan both dismissed the reports as fabrications and said that Erdogan had actually referred to dorms and “apart” accommodations housing students.
The controversy was beginning to fadeÂ when Erdogan appeared before the media and confirmed he did make the remarks. He asserted he stood behind his statement:Â “I’m not a person to deny what I have said. We have failed to meet the demand for dorms in some places, which has led to problems concerning accommodation in [private] homes. Our security forces are receiving intelligence about those places, our governors are taking action. Why is this a reason to be annoyed? Those flats are being reported by neighbors in the same buildings. It is unknown what is going on there. All kinds of messy things are happening. Parents are crying out, ‘Where is the state?’ We have to show where the state is.”
Erdogan did not stop there and indicated explicitly what action the state could take: “The governors already have authority, and we want them to be more active on the issue. If need be, we could also pass a legislative arrangement.”
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has been making a special effort recently to separate the dorms for male and female university students. The Youth and Sports Ministry has launched aÂ driveÂ to make sure that male and female dorms are not located onÂ the same campus.
Erdogan’s remarks, however, indicate that the government intends to also prevent male and female students from sharing homes. YetÂ the “legislative” arrangements he mentioned appear quite problematic in the context of the Turkish legal system.
Article 20 of the Turkish constitution states: “Everyone has the right to demand respect for his/herÂ private and family life. Privacy of private or family life shall not be violated.”
Under current Turkish law, police cannot enter a home without a judicial order unless a crime punishable with a heavy sentence is being perpetrated inside the property at thatÂ very moment.
Erdogan’s remarks about legislative measures brought to mind the controversy in 2004, when he insisted that adultery would be criminalized, but then backed down. Erdogan said at the time that the government was working on new penal code provisions that would make it a crime for spouses to have extramarital sexual relations. The draft, however, was shelved following public outcry and harsh European Union criticism.
Even if the government criminalizes adultery or introduces legal provisions facilitating the police’s entry to residential spaces, none of those arrangements are likely to have any validity vis-Ã -vis the international conventions that Turkey has signed.
Besides its constitutional guarantee for private life, Turkey is a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Moreover, Article 90 of the Turkish constitution stipulates that in the case of a conflict between international agreements and domestic laws on issues related to fundamental rights and freedoms, the provisions of international agreements shall prevail.
This means that legislating provisions like the one Erdogan mentioned seems impossible unless drastic steps are taken to retract Turkey’s signature from the said international conventions or amend the constitution. Yet,Â that legal provisions are impossible or at least hard to legislate does not mean that the government cannot intervene in people’s private lives on the ground.
Shortly after Erdogan spoke, the governor of Adana, Turkey’s fourth largest province,Â declaredÂ that the prime minister’s words amounted to an order for him and that he would take the necessary steps for the protection of the youth. In Isparta, meanwhile, a high schoolÂ was reportedÂ to have introduced an arrangement segregating boys and girls during lunch.
No doubt Erdogan’s words will greatly increase social pressure on people with secular lifestyles. It is not hard to foresee that the self-styledÂ morality guardiansÂ of neighborhoods and apartment buildings will now feel emboldened to harass unmarried couples or men and women sharing homes.
Some building managers appear to be already taking action and assuming the role of “morality police.” A message, pasted on the entrance of a building in Istanbul’s Uskudar district right after Erdogan’s speech, illustrates clearly what pressures men and women sharing a home will face. “Some people in this building are staying together, boys and girls. This is inappropriate for the building and the apartment block. When you see such people, report them to the police,”Â the message read.
In fact, all this demonstrates that Erdogan and his government have failed to learn any lesson from theÂ mass demonstrationsÂ that simmered across Turkey in June. “Hands off my private life!” was one of the most popular slogans of the protests.
YetÂ Erdogan is still encouraging governors, public administrators, building managers and neighborhood folk to act as “morality police” and meddle in people’s private lives. And the “morality police” appear to have enthusiastically assumed their duty.
Retired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizensRetired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizens.
On Saturday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired United States Army Captain from Fort Worth, Texas, posted a letter onÂ FacebookÂ that he wrote to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, warning that theÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ is preparing to go toÂ warwith the citizens of the United States.
“It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America,” his letter began.
The retired officer expressed deep concerns over “recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems.”
Capt. Hestilow added a statement that Barack Obama made during his 2008 campaign.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military],” he said.
He also accused the administration of “deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense,” which he said is the “only legitimate agency” with the mission of conducting combat operations.
In his letter, Capt. Hestilow called on Congress to demand that the DHS surrender their weapons systems to the Defense Department. He also accused the DHS of enforcing the “tyrannical acts of this president” and said lawmakers should dissolve the agency “as soon as possible.”
“One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation,” he added.
Capt. Hestilow said that Americans cannot “be so naÃ¯ve” as to think that what happened in Germany cannot happen here.
Earlier in the week, Capt. Hestilow asked his Facebook followers who the DHS intends to kill with the weapons and ammunition that it has recently purchased.
“Short answer,” heÂ wrote. “You and me! Anyone they think is standing in their way to impose a new Marxist government! Anyone who stands for the U.S. Constitution!”
“If I live and still have a page to speak out on later this week, I will discuss a proper Constitutional response in a couple of days. Standby. Out,” he wrote on Thursday.
Capt. Hestilow ended his strongly-worded letter with a simple declaration: “We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!”
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