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Was El Chapo among the beneficiaries of Obama’s Fast & Furious?

mg_chapo_guns_compOriginally posted at American Thinker

Earlier this month, after eluding police since last summer, in Los Mochis, Mexico, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was finally apprehended.  During a raid of the hideout where the world’s most notorious drug lord hid for six months, authorities found a .50 caliber high-powered rifle with a serial number that traced back to none other than Barack Obama, the U.S. Justice Department, and an ATF overseen by former attorney general Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation.

Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news, but the guy responsible for El Chapo being in possession of such a dangerous weapon is the same person currently demonizing the NRA and looking for ways to frustrate the Second Amendment right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.

Dubbed “Fast and Furious,” the failed sting operation Obama kept going, which started as “Operation Wide Receiver” in 2006 and was abandoned by Bush, involved federal agents allowing licensed firearms dealers in Phoenix-area shops to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping that after they were sold, authorities could track the arms to Mexican drug cartel leaders like El Chapo and arrest them.

Instead, the ATF lost track of most of what was sold.

The irony is that under the guise of wanting to track guns to Mexico, America’s anti-gun evangelist put 2,000 weapons in the hands of criminal drug cartels.  In turn, rather than the president’s original goal being accomplished, violent chaos ensued when munitions were made available to some very bad people.

In 2010, after Obama’s guns hit the streets of Mexico, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with a “Fast and Furious” weapon.  The following year, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata also fell victim.

Five years later, Nadir Hamid Soofi, one of two armed terrorists, the other being Elton Simpson, showed up at a Garland, Texas Mohammed cartoon contest to avenge Allah’s honor with a  “Fast and Furious” gun.  Thankfully, an armed traffic cop killed the two ISIS sympathizers, both of whom arrived at the event wearing body armor, before they could kill any infidels.

Judging from the events in Garland, Texas, and the fact that thousands of intruders have successfully crossed the border illegally, surely more than a single “Fast and Furious” gun has been smuggled from Mexico back into the U.S.

And while purely conjecture, one can’t help but wonder whether the “stolen federal agent’s gun” Juan Francisco López-Sánchez allegedly used to kill Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco might also have a serial number the president would rather keep secret.

Let’s face it: the chance that a 5x-deported illegal felon could happen upon a federal agent’s stolen .40 caliber handgun, under a bench, wrapped in a T-shirt, is a whole lot less credible than an illegal border-jumper managing to procure a “Fast and Furious” special on one of his round trips.

But that’s not all.  Thanks to “Fast and Furious” and a president convinced that law and order are somehow accomplished by treating villains as more trustworthy than the law-abiding, the Mexican people have also suffered greatly.

For example, in 2010, 14 teenagers near Ciudad Juárez were murdered at a party, shot by La Línea assassins, who came armed to the festivities with Obama-provided guns.  There’s also Mexican lawyer Mario González Rodríguez.  In 2011, before being murdered with a gun walked over the border and dumped in a shallow grave, Rodríguez was tortured for weeks by members of El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel.

Beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez was also a victim.  Ms. Gamez was used as a human shield during a shootout between cops and drug-runners.  The gun found lying next to her corpse belonged to the latter group and was gifted compliments of Eric Holder and Barack Obama, both of whom, to this day, accept zero responsibility for all the bloodshed.

Now it’s 2016, and Americans find out that after five of El Chapo’s men were killed in a raid where Guzmán was finally captured, serial numbers on high-powered weapons with Barack Obama’s fingerprints all over them were found inside the hideout.

So it appears as if the president on a mission to educate the illiterate on gun safety also provided the most notorious and deadly drug lord on the planet with a rifle capable of stopping a car or taking out a helicopter.

Worse than that, when not working hard to restrict the sale of firearms, Obama, the one who lost track of 1,400, or 70%, of the 2,000 guns he purposely allowed to be walked across the border into Mexico, is reassuring Americans that he can properly vet the 250,000 ISIS-infiltrated refugees he plans on walking into this country.

LIVES LOST: The Blood on Barack Obama’s Hands

bloody-hand-300x180Originally posted at Clash Daily

Barack Obama’s hands are covered with quite a bit of blood. Actually, as harsh as it may seem to say, Americans are swimming in oceans of blood thanks to this president, and although he hasn’t been, he should be held fully accountable.

Time and again Obama has proven that when it comes to gun control, child safety arguments are powerful tools to assist him in his mission to dismantle the Second Amendment. However, bloodbaths are not nearly as disturbing to the president if guts and gore assist him in the advancement of the left-wing agenda.

That theory is confirmed by Obama’s lack of outrage, or even interest for that matter, in the deaths resulting from initiatives such as “Fast and Furious,” where his administration purposely put weapons in the hands of drug cartels. Obama’s failed gun-walking scandal resulted in the blood of Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata being spilled, as well as hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens whose deaths can be tied directly to the U.S. government, which means the blood flows directly to the Oval Office and is the reason Barack Obama’s hands are stained ruby red.

Speaking of bloodletting, it’s common knowledge that Obama is a committed supporter of abortion, is enthusiastic about destroying partially-born infants, and is an unabashed fan of leaving babies born alive in botched abortions to die in hospital laundry rooms.

Those types of radical pro-choice beliefs are the reasons why the president also has the stagnant blood of unborn babies on his hands.

Barack Obama’s rationalization for such barbarism centers on his claim that he doesn’t want to undermine the original intent of an abortion, the primary goal of which is to have the procedure result in a dead baby. Therefore, if a baby is born alive, denying warmth, oxygen and hydration ensures the original intent is fulfilled.

As for the unfettered slaughter of 3,000-4,000 babies a day, the president, who is known to view the U.S. Constitution as a “flawed document”, would likely argue that despite the carnage, at least in this case, Roe v. Wade is settled law.

Then there’s Benghazi; Hillary Clinton’s outburst of “what difference does it make” exposes the indifference those liable for the murders of four Americans have toward the blood that spilt in Libya on September 11th, 2012. Why? Because if the details surrounding the loss of life were exposed in their entirety, the truth that would be revealed would undercut Obama’s real Middle East agenda and possibly put a damper on Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

That sort of indifference is deadly coming from an administration that refers to terrorist attacks that result in the death of thirteen troops as “workplace violence.”

Then there’s illegal immigration, which is causing Americans to die from imported viruses and resulting in Americans being killed or maimed by violent illegals who freely roam our nation’s streets with Barack Obama’s implicit approval.

Look around. The tide is rising higher each day. To avoid getting his pant cuffs stained with the blood he’s responsible for spilling, Barack Obama may have to shorten his pant legs by pulling his Mom jeans up tightly under his armpits.

Mom jeans and bloody hemorrhagic viruses aside, thus far, there is no argument that Enterovirus 68 is directly responsible for 796 Americans in 46 states being sickened. Some of Obama’s victims have suffered to the point of needing breathing tubes; some are paralyzed; and seven are now dead and buried. Absent from within the U.S. for 50 years, Enterovirus D68 originated in Latin America, and was delivered via minors who crossed the border accompanied only by a contagious virus that the U.S. government was well aware existed in Latin America since 2010.

So suffice it to say that despite the knowledge that unaccompanied minors could cause American children to fall ill, Barack Obama still encouraged the influx of illegal children and has plans to usher in thousands more who could be harboring a whole new breed of Third World diseases.

And, even more disturbingly, some of the blood on the president’s hands belongs to tiny infant Lancen Kendall, 4-year-old Eli Waller, 21-month-old Madeline Reid, and 10-year-old Emily Otrando, all of whom died from an Enterovirus they never should have been exposed to in the first place.

And all that bloodshed doesn’t even begin to broach what the release of hardened illegal criminals who are rapists, pedophiles, and murderers portends for America’s future.

In the coming months, Obama granting amnesty to 34 million illegals will not only make America unrecognizable, it will also contribute greatly to the deluge of blood to which we will all be subjected.

ISIS members will be granted amnesty, MS-13 gang members will be granted amnesty, and thousands of criminals who were let out of prison will be granted amnesty. All this despite the blood spillage that has resulted from illegal immigrants killing Americans, killings that include more recently two sheriff’s deputies in California being shot in the face by an illegal alien who was deported twice, had a long list of aliases and a drug conviction and who, if not arrested, after the midterm elections, would have been among the millions slated to be granted amnesty.

Scarier than diseases, murders, illegal criminals, open border permeation and much, much more are the “lone wolf” terrorists who, thanks to Obama, have crossed our border and could be wandering the highways and byways of America right now, looking for police and military to hatchet to death and unsuspecting grandmothers to behead in the name of Allah.

After all is said and done, there are many more examples of how, as a result of Obama’s diabolical quest to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America, innocent blood is being spilled.

That’s why, whether he recognizes his culpability or not, the river of blood currently drenching America flows directly toward the White House into both of Barack Obama’s hands.

Eric Holder May Be Departing After All!

HolderOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Just days after Attorney General Eric Holder informed states with laws against gay marriage that they didn’t have to obey those laws, the Constitutional critic found himself hospitalized for “faintness and shortness of breath.”

At a meeting of senior Department of Justice staff, where the discussion probably revolved around how to come up with more ways to flout the law, Mr. Holder started experiencing “symptoms.” Lucky for Eric, he was close to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where, “as a precaution,” the attorney general was taken for further evaluation.

Quite unlike the justice system and the US Constitution, after being rushed to the hospital the AG, who was in good condition, rested comfortably.  According to reports, he spent the time at the hospital alert and conversing with his doctor.  Attorney General Eric Holder got to enjoy the benefits of the type of healthcare millions of faint Americans gasping for air on stretchers will no longer have access to.

Luckily, Mr. Holder was not in Georgia at the time of his health scare. Although Georgia is the only other place he’d be looked after just as well: Eric could have been rushed to Old National Gyn. There his “faintness and shortness of breath”would have been attended to by friends in the abortion clinic that his wife Sharon Malone is part owner of.

After all, it’s never too late to be aborted!

Unfortunately, indicted abortionist OB/GYN Tyrone Cecil Malloy who, in addition to aborting babies, was responsible for killing an abortion patient and who faces charges for Medicaid fraud, wouldn’t have been available to assist in caring for Eric Holder.

So it’s just as well the AG was in Washington DC when he fell ill.

Eric Holder was eventually released and spent the evening resting at home.

Let’s face it – Eric was quite fortunate in many ways. For example, he was in close proximity to a well-staffed, top-shelf hospital.

On the other hand, Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were not as fortunate. Both agents were shot to death with “Fast and Furious” arms provided to Mexican drug cartels by Eric and the unjust Justice Department, and bled to death in the desert.

Nonetheless, despite the controversy swirling around his multitude of scandalous Justice Department decisions, Eric Holder has reassured naysayers that he, with Barack Obama’s hearty ‘Amen,’ is “staying on.”

As of today, AG Holder has no plans on going anywhere anytime soon. Unless of course this second bout of  “faintness and shortness of breath” indicate that he may be going somewhere soon.

And if he is, nothing that he or Obama has to say about where he’s going will impact Eric Holder’s untimely departure.

Eric Holder May Be Departing After All!

HolderOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Just days after Attorney General Eric Holder informed states with laws against gay marriage that they didn’t have to obey those laws, the Constitutional critic found himself hospitalized for “faintness and shortness of breath.”

At a meeting of senior Department of Justice staff, where the discussion probably revolved around how to come up with more ways to flout the law, Mr. Holder started experiencing “symptoms.” Lucky for Eric, he was close to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where, “as a precaution,” the attorney general was taken for further evaluation.

Quite unlike the justice system and the US Constitution, after being rushed to the hospital the AG, who was in good condition, rested comfortably.  According to reports, he spent the time at the hospital alert and conversing with his doctor.  Attorney General Eric Holder got to enjoy the benefits of the type of healthcare millions of faint Americans gasping for air on stretchers will no longer have access to.

Luckily, Mr. Holder was not in Georgia at the time of his health scare. Although Georgia is the only other place he’d be looked after just as well: Eric could have been rushed to Old National Gyn. There his “faintness and shortness of breath”would have been attended to by friends in the abortion clinic that his wife Sharon Malone is part owner of.

After all, it’s never too late to be aborted!

Unfortunately, indicted abortionist OB/GYN Tyrone Cecil Malloy who, in addition to aborting babies, was responsible for killing an abortion patient and who faces charges for Medicaid fraud, wouldn’t have been available to assist in caring for Eric Holder.

So it’s just as well the AG was in Washington DC when he fell ill.

Eric Holder was eventually released and spent the evening resting at home.

Let’s face it – Eric was quite fortunate in many ways. For example, he was in close proximity to a well-staffed, top-shelf hospital.

On the other hand, Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were not as fortunate. Both agents were shot to death with “Fast and Furious” arms provided to Mexican drug cartels by Eric and the unjust Justice Department, and bled to death in the desert.

Nonetheless, despite the controversy swirling around his multitude of scandalous Justice Department decisions, Eric Holder has reassured naysayers that he, with Barack Obama’s hearty ‘Amen,’ is “staying on.”

As of today, AG Holder has no plans on going anywhere anytime soon. Unless of course this second bout of  “faintness and shortness of breath” indicate that he may be going somewhere soon.

And if he is, nothing that he or Obama has to say about where he’s going will impact Eric Holder’s untimely departure.

Forget Jesus, Let’s Make Philip Seymour Hoffman a Hero

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

It’s always sad when human beings destroy themselves as a result of poor decisions, selfishness, and an inability to resist temptation.

It doesn’t make the tragedy any more disturbing if the person is a rich, famous actor than if he or she were a kid in middle America who stupidly got mixed up with the wrong crowd and ended up becoming a statistic.

It’s all disturbing.

However, what is also tragic is the reaction to the death of a famous person by a nation who refuses to acknowledge real tragedy like 3,700 aborted babies a day.

Or to discuss the truth behind the four Americans left to die in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. Or to salute every flag-covered coffin unloaded from military cargo planes. Or remember murdered heroes like Border Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

America has morphed into a culture where mentioning the name of Jesus Christ, a man who willingly allowed His hands and feet to be nailed to a cross so that fallen humanity might live, is fast becoming an almost criminal offense.

images Contrast society’s disdain for Jesus with its love of Hollywood icons. Actors such as Cory Monteith, who starred in Glee, or Heath Ledger, who played a gay cowboy, or Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Truman Capote, were all zipped into a black body bag and slid into a coroner’s hearse after overdosing on drugs.

And despite the pitiful, self-centered way they lived and died,  all three are objects of worship, given  god-like status

Anti-gun while pro-shooting up, Philip Seymour Hoffman is no hero – he was clearly a tortured soul. Talented though he was, Hoffman’s death has proven that he was both weak and reckless, neither of which are  admirable character traits.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Relapsing after being 23 years sober, Philip Seymour Hoffman left for his small children the knowledge that their Dad was found dead on the floor of his bathroom in a posh West Village apartment. Police say that Hoffman’s body laid there for hours, clad only in shorts and a t-shirt, surrounded by syringes and bags of heroin, with a needle still stuck in his arm.

If America is that desperate to make a hero out of an Hollywood actor, how about Robert Downey Jr.? Downey kicked drugs, cleaned up his life, and so far has never relapsed. Considering he was raised in Hollywood, that’s heroic.

Pastor Saeed Abedini

Pastor Saeed Abedini

Moreover, if America is searching for a real hero, they should look to father and husband Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Abedini has been unlawfully incarcerated in an Iranian jail since 2012.

Abedini stands a good chance of being executed if he continues to refuse to deny his faith in Jesus.

And while the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is sad, what’s sadder still is a society where such a person meets a self-inflicted end, yet somehow becomes a romanticized object of glorification.

Meanwhile true heroes, including the one true God, are ignored, despised, and rejected.

Will There Be an ObamaCare Victims’ Memorial?

VictimOriginally posted at American Thinker

So Barack Obama, American firebomber extraordinaire, feels he’s “been burned.”  But if truth be told, it is he who has never had his “feet held to the fire” for the multitude of untruths he’s perpetrated on the entire country — let alone the world.

Even the most casual observer, if he puts down his iPhone long enough to focus on what’s befalling our country, will see that, to the nation’s detriment, the president carefully picks and chooses issues to promote, and does so by exploiting sad stories and faking heartfelt sentiment.

Remember when Obama, in his ongoing effort to dismantle the Second Amendment, said that “if it saves one life,” gun control is worth it?  That must be why with each gun-related death, Obama rushed to the nearest podium to tug on America’s heartstrings.

In defense of his unrelenting campaign to curtail the “right to keep and bear arms,” the man who puts his firm approbation on the slaughter of 3,000 unborn babies per day repeatedly said, “If there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.”

Here’s the problem with the “if there’s just one life” blather Obama spouts opportunistically: he doesn’t mean it, and he’s proven as much in the way he’s responded to talk of potential fatalities resulting from a policy he not only supports, but refuses to back down from despite its threat to American lives.

As a result of his signature health care reform farce, one by one, gravely ill people are stepping forward, many of whom, thanks to Obama’s lies, will ultimately die after losing their health insurance in the middle of their cancer treatments.  And in response, the only thing the president has to say about such misfortune is that he’s sorry some people are “finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from [him]”?

He probably meant to say “finding themselves lying prone on a gurney in the morgue.”

Either way, imagine if Barack Obama supported the Second Amendment and had spent three years assuring Americans that no one would die as a result of gun violence.  Then, despite his promises, 12 people were shot to death in a Colorado movie theatre.  Based on the anemic response Barack Obama is offering now, it would be like saying he’s sorry some people found themselves dead “based on assurances” he gave about gun safety.

With that in mind, here’s a question for Barack Obama: Mr. President, is lost life tragic only when lost as a result of policies you oppose?  Because it sure seems that easily avoidable death and dying is not a problem for you if the body count grows as a result of the liberal legislation you support.

Unlike the children of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, after dying at the hands of gunmen wielding “Fast and Furious” weaponry that the Obama administration supplied to Mexican drug cartels, Border agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata were barely acknowledged by the president.

Therefore, if death occurs as a result of Americans losing their health insurance, does anyone really think Barack Obama will host or attend a Tucson Memorial-type event in their honor?  Will he exploit the victims of the political violence he’s perpetrated like he did gun violence victims, by memorializing them with ‘Together we Thrive” t-shirts?

Will the president solemnly eulogize the innocent by painting word-pictures of them splashing through “rain puddles in Heaven,” like he did Christina-Taylor Green, the child gunned down in the Arizona Gabby Giffords shooting?

If three years’ worth of propaganda followed by the disastrous ObamaCare rollout results in deaths, will Barack Obama admit that his substandard leadership and ongoing deception are to blame?

Will the president suggest that the national tragedy called ObamaCare should “prompt reflection and debate”?  And will he keep the discussion alive by encouraging Americans everywhere to make sure the falsehoods he’s told that have brought misery and trepidation to millions are not lost “on the usual plane of politics and point-scoring and pettiness that drifts away in the next news cycle”?

Is it possible that the president will have executive order-signing ceremonies where he’ll circumvent Congress to ensure that policies are put into place to protect America from his ongoing health care reform disaster?  At those ceremonies, will he showcase frightened schoolchildren and the letters they’ve supposedly written about being traumatized by his signature policy?

Like he did when 15-year-old teen Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead in Chicago’s Vivian Gordon Harsh Park, as time goes on and more people perish, will the president send his emissary wife to the funerals of cancer victims who decided to “let nature take its course” because they couldn’t afford the ObamaCare premiums?

To put a face on the millions adversely affected by Obama’s abysmal policies, when the Bill Elliots and Edie Littlefield Sundbys of the world die before their time, will their devastated families, like Cleo and Nate Pendleton, be given a seat of honor at the next State of the Union address alongside Michelle Obama?

Will both Barack and Michelle personally identify with the dead, like Mrs. Obama did with Hadiya when she said, “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” and like her husband did when he uttered those now infamous words: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon [Martin]”?

The answer to all those questions is “no way.”

What’s also unlikely is that President Obama will use his old “If there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try” line, because it would mean rectifying a deadly situation he knowingly initiated in his mission to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America.

 

The Segregated SOTU Sympathy Skybox

pendleton-obama-2The most infuriating thing about the ‘Fat Tuesday’ State of the Union address was not the fact that bespectacled Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is under investigation for having sex with underage prostitutes, was milling around in the crowd as if nothing is going on, or having to tolerate seeing elected officials act like hormonal teenagers grabbing at the President like he was Justin Bieber working a velvet rope line.

It wasn’t the president’s predictable left-wing drivel, or seeing a comatose Ruth Bader Ginsburg being propped up on either side by John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy.

The most unnerving part of the event took place in the SOTU Sympathy Sky Box. As first lady Michelle got a standing ovation for God knows what, it was apparent that the gallery was packed with a diverse group of people there only because their stories supported the president’s anti-gun, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-woman, green ribbon-wearing, big-spending agenda.

Read the rest of the article at The Blacksphere

Time for a Conservative Whine Session?

Originally postsed at American Thinker 

In their attempts to guilt America into submission, liberals are famous for giving face time to the unfortunate victims of Republican resistance to liberal policies.  For example, in the Obama gallery at the State of the Union, we’ve had our heartstrings pulled by people who claim to have been forced to pay for their children’s college education with a credit card and a young Recovery Act couple with a story of how their hopes for an organic ice cream shop were nearly dashed for lack of a benevolent lender.

There was a man without health care coverage who had brain cancer, as well as a cameo appearance from Warren Buffet’s $200K+-a-year salaried secretary who supposedly pays higher taxes than her billionaire boss.  While proposing an increase in Tricare premiums, the left has feigned outrage over military families on food stamps and attempted to gain sympathy for children of lawbreaking illegals by invoking “dreams” of an American taxpayer-bestowed college education.

More recently, the nation has been chastised, compliments of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, by a radical feminist disguised as a concerned law student seeking free contraceptives.

That particular whine session included impressive references to endometriosis and unreported rape, polycystic ovarian syndrome, a massive cyst the size of a “tennis ball,” a partial hysterectomy leading to menopausal symptoms and infertility — all conditions that they believe could have resulted, in one way or another, because Jesuit priests are opposed to birth control.

Over the years, there’s never been a shortage of tear-jerking scenarios to goad America toward a liberal world vision.  But all this time, what the left conveniently avoided was to give equal time to the casualties of policies they’ve forced the nation to swallow in the name of fairness, diversity, and world unity.

Maybe it’s time for that to change.  In fact, now that the topic of birth control is hot, it’s also time that a couple of congressional panels feature women with breast or liver cancer resulting from the same contraceptives the government is presently pushing like candy on American women.

If victimization is so powerful, why haven’t liberals made post-abortion stress syndrome a cause?  We’ve heard from women who have suffered for lack of access to free contraception, but where are the women who suffer a lifetime of self-hatred for submitting themselves and their unborn children to liberal-funded abortions?  Why not make room in the “unfortunates” section of the State of the Union gallery, next to Michelle Obama, for women maimed and rendered infertile in “safe, legal, and rare” abortion clinics?

Moreover, why don’t Democrat pioneers of free love and uninhibited sex have a follow-up Fluke panel and call on a couple of contraception-demanding women who suffer from the human papilloma virus or genital warts, both of which result from multiple sex partners?

Furthermore, it’s obvious that Sandra Fluke is not the only daughter with proud parents.  How about giving voice to the mother who found out at a morgue that her dead 13-year-old daughter had been escorted to an abortion clinic without her knowledge?

Having already dealt with the sex issue, what would also be fitting is an affirmative-action gripe session for NYC firemen who, after scoring high on the civil service test, were denied jobs.  Or better yet, why not invite well-qualified minority men and women to testify about how humiliating it is to be viewed as unable to achieve success without the assistance of quotas?

While we’re at it, let’s also hear from families of the fallen soldiers who lost their lives after Barack Obama apologized for U.S. servicemen who may have been following Islamic protocol when burning a desecrated Koran.  Then we can spend some time listening to the thirty soldiers who were wounded at Ft. Hood who, much like Sandra Fluke, probably have a lot to say.  They can come to Capitol Hill and share how, thanks to the American military’s acquiescence to politically correct diversity politics, thirteen of their colleagues were gunned down in cold blood.

Why not have small businessmen, bankers or CEOs of private companies occupy Sandra Fluke’s seat for a spell?  Achievers from every walk of life can share how, after working hard to be successful, the thanks they get is a sullied reputation and unwarranted harassment from envious individuals who’ve grabbed hold of the class warfare bone tossed by Obama to the rabid portion of the 99%.

Heading south, a nice change of pace would also be to have some of the individuals who, while Janet Napolitano was busy confiscating hairdryers, lost loved ones on the border.

How about a few words from missionary Sam Davis, whose wife Nancy was shot and killed by cartel gunmen, quite possibly with a weapon acquired from Obama’s Department of Justice?  After Sam, the parents of Jamie Zapata and Brian Terry could lean into the microphone and tell a Congressional committee about the pain and heartache they’ve endured since murderous “Fast and Furious” Mexican thugs gunned down their sons.

In order to participate in safe recreational sex, a “poised,” articulate young law student like Sandra Fluke certainly shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for contraceptives.  With that in mind, why not sponsor a Worried Congressional Panel, where nervous Americans from every walk of life can share with government representatives all manner of fear and anxiety?

Appearing on the roster can be unemployed Americans worried about the economy.  Also represented could be Americans worried about terrorism, diminished national security, deep military cuts, and Barack Obama’s continued coddling of the soon-to-be-nuclear Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Lest we forget, there are the gasoline-or-groceries and plunging-headlong-into-tyranny worriers.  Also in attendance could be First- and Second-Amendment fretters.  And of course those who agonize endlessly about Obama’s anti-life agenda taking over life-and-death health care decisions, not to mention the threat of his re-election.

With that said, maybe it’s high time Republicans follow the lead of Democrats and organize a series of grievance panels of their own.  They could style them after the liberal litanies that feature tragedy, hardship, and privation, but instead conservatives would host the gatherings so that those permanently scarred by the left’s policies can elbow the Sandra Flukes of the world out of the way and finally register a valid complaint.

Headless in Houston

Originally posted at DC Caller

South of the Border, drug cartels and gangs are revisiting the ancient Mayan art of beheading. It is likely the recent uptick in Mexican beheadings is largely the work of Los Zetas, a brutal drug cartel, founded by “31 elite army counter-narcotics commandos who defected to work as enforcers for the Gulf Cartel.”  This particular cartel thrives on terrorizing, kidnapping, torturing, maiming and decapitating victims. The Zetas are so dedicated to the effort that in just four years 35,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico, and many of the victims were found headless.

George W. Grayson, professor and expert on Mexican drug gangs, maintains:

While the beheadings and dismemberments are used to punish those who oppose or betray them, to establish turf, to terrorize the citizenry against testifying against them, and to press political leaders to collaborate, random killings also have become the gang’s trademark — used by the Zetas, to demonstrate that no one is beyond their reach, that they can kidnap, torture and kill anyone they choose.

In Mexico, no one is safe, be they men, women or children, young or old. Heads have been found severed from bodies and lined up on the street; arranged on car hoods; and even rolled like bowling balls onto dance floors. As a warning to anyone who dares defy the power or the plans of Mexico’s most powerful cartel, headless torsos are hung from bridges, buried in mass graves, and tossed like fertilizer bags into the backs of pickup trucks.

Contrary to the claims of the Obama administration, the violence is not contained outside the southern border. Seeping into the US are gunrunners, gang members, and drug cartels bringing with them the type of horrific murder and mayhem occurring just miles outside the borders of Texas, California and Arizona.

Yet despite random civilian shootings and ranchers being gunned down on private property, Obama Administration representative and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano continues to maintain that the border is presently “safer than ever.” Because of the administration’s apathetic attitude, Mexican cartels capable of ferocious military-style force are waging a war without opposition, fully aware that President Obama’s inaction aids their ability to gain access through US borders.

According to Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), the “Gulf and the Sinaloa drug trafficking organizations – including, presumably, the Zetas Organization – could together muster an army of some 100,000 guns.”

Thus far the only thing standing in the way of paramilitary groups using those guns to fully infiltrate the American border is the DEA, ICE and US Border agents, and the relatively meager 1,200 National Guardsmen President Obama sent – under duress – as reinforcements.

In an effort to terrorize that American stronghold into submission, in a school 220 miles from the border a brazen message was sent to the “Gringo” DEA agents, warning: “We know where you are and we know who you are and where you go. We are going to chop off your (expletive) heads.”

Drug cartels that collect skulls in Mexico and wreak havoc armed with illegal guns from the United States are now emboldened enough to bully DEA agents and continue to target brave men like the late ICE agent Jamie Zapata and US Border agent Brian Terry.  Only this time, in an attempt to intimidate their foe, Los Zetas and company pledge to up the ante from shooting to beheading.

Threatening law enforcement, mutilating, killing, and dismembering the bodyguards of Mexican officials are common occurrences in Mexico. Also common is anonymously kidnapping random people off buses in Mexico, beheading them, and discarding mutilated bodies and heads along highways as a message to those who dare defy drug cartels like Los Zetas, “but it is rarer for them to threaten US law enforcement.”

As Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano reassures Americans about border safety, Los Zetas hone their machetes while harboring intentions to prove her wrong. Those who continue to buy the “safer than ever” line and believe such barbaric atrocities will never visit American cities are obviously unaware of what happened to Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy, a man accused of stealing drugs who was found bludgeoned to death and beheaded in an apartment complex in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Thus far, it has taken two dead agents murdered with American guns to reveal the utter recklessness of the Obama administration’s “Fast and Furious” fiasco. What remains to be seen is how many headless American torsos it will take to convince a president more concerned with placating illegals than protecting US citizens that what is happening on the border is an all-out war.

 

 

The End Result of Obama’s Logic

Originally posted at American Thinker

In Barack Obama’s economy, it appears as if making a philosophical point is worth the loss of American lives. For example, in an appeal to the gay lobby Obama mandated that, in the midst of war, our military be purposely distracted from the pressing issue of defeating the Taliban, by demanding combat troops give precedence to gay sensitivity training on the battlefield.

In addition, the President of the United States seems committed to strengthening America’s enemies by ignoring the true motives of those whose intent is to do us harm. On more than one occasion, after military personnel were murdered in cold blood by “Allahu Akbar”-screaming terrorists, Obama – careful not to be offensive to Islam – refused to refer to terrorism as such.  Instead, rather than condemn the obvious, an emotionless Obama called an act of holy war a “horrific outburst of violence,” leaving the judgment of jihadists to formal inquiry.

North Korea and Pakistan are nuked up. Iran and even Venezuela are careening in that direction. China and Russia, try as they might to pretend otherwise, are poised for military alliance, while Obama’s “world without nuclear weapons” national security policy is at work undermining America’s ability to defend itself.

As the world grows increasingly dangerous, and in hopes of spurring a “denuclearization discipleship,” Obama decided to start the process by emasculating the United States through disarmament.  Barack’s nuclear-free world mantra is devoid of “Peace through strength…trust but verify and beware of evil in the modern world.” In a schoolyard full of bullies dying to take a baseball bat to America’s skull, little Barry comes armed with a water pistol.

To prove his unwavering commitment to a nuclear-free world, the President signed a treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce deployed strategic nuclear warhead arsenals by 90 percent, from 31,000 to 1,500.  Such an irresponsible resolution points to Barack being one of two things: diabolical or naïve. Unfortunately, either way, the outcome is the same – Americans are placed at risk and our country is “fundamentally transformed” into a castrated third-rate power.

Maybe Barack just has an aversion to self-preservation, because the ratified treaty not only limits America’s nuclear arsenal, it gives Russia the right to inspect our reserves after the fact and restricts the nation’s ability to respond to nuclear attack.  Moreover, the START Treaty overlooks the disparity between Russia and U.S. tactical nuclear weapon stockpiles and hands Russia’s modernized long-range missile program the advantage.

Nikita Khrushchev prophesied that one day Russia would “bury ” America. Obama’s liberal dream of a utopian world free of nuclear weaponry could turn into a nightmare for our country by way of annihilation, because 50 years after Khrushchev, Obama has provided gravediggers like Iran and North Korea a shovel.

Besides signing a treaty that could potentially cost millions of American lives, closer to home the Obama administration advised Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents to allow guns to go to Mexico where a fierce border war rages. Gangs, gunrunners and violent drug cartels aren’t privy to nuclear arsenals, so instead the administration armed the enemy with good old-fashioned firepower by walking guns “into the hands of criminals who … use them in Mexico and the United States.”

ATF Federal Senior Agent John Dodson, as well as other sources, revealed: “The gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.”  Obama’s approbation on the deadly decision to supply guns to drug cartels resulted in the death of both ICE Special agent Jaime Zapata and Border agent Brian Terry, armed only with beanbag rounds in a riot gun.

Barack must believe, as do the ATF agents videotaping Mexican cartels loading arms into trucks at Arizona gun shops apparently, that “If you’re going to make an omelet, you’ve got to break some eggs,” and if the egg happens to be a third of North America or a couple of brave Border patrol agents, oh well.  Agent Dodson said Brian Terry was gunned down with a “Fast and Furious gun,” which was found at the murder scene along with “two assault rifles the ATF let go nearly a year before.”

According to Dodson, giving murderers the means to prevail “never did take down a drug cartel.” Yet “thousands … [of] weapons are still out there” and Dodson predicts a rogue arsenal will be “claiming victims on both sides of the border for years to come.”

Obama’s logic is insanely similar on both the nuclear disarmament and Mexican armament situations: Hand the advantage to America’s enemies, disarm the most powerful nation in the world and furnish our nation’s adversaries with opportunities to acquire the artillery to use against us.

Security concerns are greater than ever, and terrorists and drug cartels are forever looking for creative ways to smuggle drugs, weapons of mass destruction, and themselves into the United States.  That explains why it had to be Obama’s twisted logic that recently approved of a delivery system allowing loaded 18-wheelers, driven by Mexican truckers, unlimited access to American roads.

Minimally inspected Mexican long-haul rigs fitted with containers trucking through America adds texture to Obama’s nuclear disarmament fantasy, which is destined to fail, as is the Justice Department’s lame attempt to take drug cartels down by providing gangs with AK-47s while Americans stationed on the border are forbidden to carry guns.

If common sense demands a logical policy decision, Barack Obama chooses the opposite. The pattern is this: In a quest to attain an ideological goal, the President purposefully ties the nation’s hands behind its back, intentionally contributing to America’s weakened condition.  Whether at the treaty table or making policy decisions that affect everything from the American economy to a porous border, Obama seems willing to sacrifice lives and our way of life to promote a liberal ideology that looks increasingly as though its end goal includes the destruction of America.

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