Friday, September 6, 2013

Al Gore: Massacres That Pose Environmental Risk in Today's World Unacceptable

In a speech this week at a conference of  PETME (People for the Ethical Treatment of Mother Earth) Al Gore said that if confirmed that the Syrian government carried out an attack on its own people using chemical weapons that the United States must take action against any government who's hostilities could have “ negative environmental repercussions.” 

“At a time when combating climate change is of the utmost importance, we cannot stand by and watch as government leaders are massacring their citizens with warheads containing potentially hazardous chemicals,” Gore said.

The attack in Zamalka, a suburb of Damascus, accounts for only a fraction of the lives lost in a civil war that has gripped Syria for more than two years.  Up to this point, the U.S. and other nations have avoided military intervention in the region, arguing that previous massacres were carried out “within the parameters of international environmental law.” 

Now, with the deployment of chemical weapons to carry out attacks, Gore believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has “crossed a green line.” Assad has denied responsibility for the chemical strike, instead blaming the region’s rebels. The Syrian leader believes the claims against him are “absurd’ given that he has shown himself time and again to be “an eco-friendly type of guy.” 

“I recycle. I drive a hybrid. I do all of that,” Assad said in response to Gore's comment. “The idea that I would kill my own people with weapons that could contaminate the ground water is just ridiculous.” “Believe me,” Assad reiterated, “when I slaughter innocent civilians in my own country, I make sure to use low-emission explosives and then discard the bodies in very deep holes.   

“This is not about ousting a dictator,” Gore insist. “This is about sending a message to government leaders everywhere: Before you decide to drop bombs on the women and children of today, you had better think about the effect it will have on the environment tomorrow.”  

Blurry Red Lines and Pork BBQ - A Politically Incorrect Fable

The Right Truth
Once upon a time, eight-year old Sammie Mac struggled with his homework assignment to write a letter to the President of the United States. He couldn't decide what to say until his mom suggested he write what was in his heart.  
 And so he did. - 


Dear Mr. President, How are you? 
I am sad because Daddy told me our vacation trip to Washington was not gonna' happen because the White House doors were locked shut. Mommy said it was 'cause the carpets had been cleaned and were wet. Daddy called Mommy Pinocchio nose. She gave him her squinty eye look and said, "No dessert for you Buster." HAHAHA! She forgot his name is Charlie. I asked Daddy when he thought we could go inside our White House. He said the doors would be unlocked on the same day Hel . . . sinki freezes over.
I hope that's soon. Sincerely, your friend, Sammie Mac 
P.S. Daddy made a YouTube video of me reading this letter to share with Gram and Gramps.  

The very next day, Sammie Mac wrote a second letter.
Dear Mr. President, How are you?
I felt kinda icky in my tummy today when my teacher gave me her squinty eye look after she read my letter and told me to write a better one. So, here goes. Did your dog enjoy his vacation at Martha's house? Is BO named after you or your armpit? Daddy said he would like to be BO's dog walker and get paid more than my teacher. He said he'd be happy to pick up BO's poop and wipe his feet so mud wouldn't get tracked on our White House carpets. Are they still wet? I told Daddy I would ask you please to give him the dog walking job. He snort-laughed through his nose. He said Valerie and Mooch-elle were in charge of everything and for sure, they would invite him to be BO's dog walker, on the day Hel . . . sinki freezes over.
I hope that's soon. Sincerely, your friend, Sammie Mac. 
P.S. Daddy made a YouTube video of me reading this letter. 
P.P.S. He sent it to all his friends and so did Gram and Gramps.

The very next day, Sammie Mac wrote a a third letter: 

This Could be Better than Watching a Monkey Bungee Jump

Is a New Hero for The Low Information
Voter on the Horizon?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Commander Zero's Red Line Community Get Together

It looks like the Boy King's leadership on the world stage is about to face its most serious test as Russia and China appear ready if nessary to physically challenge Obama’s controversial plan unload a few on Syria.
Agence France-Presse News reports three more Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the Eastern Mediterranean near the coast of Syria. Based on a diagram posted by Zero Hedge, Russia now has six vessels in the eastern Mediterranean versus 13 US ships and two US submarines.
If that’s not enough, Russian news source Telegrafist reported Wednesday that at least one Chinese vessel is en route to the Mediterranean. It appears (at least publicly) China is only coming to “observe” the situation and catch some sun, although it’s clearly sending a message for the US to back off.

Congressional Skin Color Caucus Ordered Not To Criticize Obama

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has asked it's members (you know the one's who are always sticking their faces in a microphone) to "limit comment" (STFU) on the issue of Commander Zero and The Earl of Ketchup's up coming diversion from Obama's growing ineptness at home until they are briefed by senior administration officials. An increasing number of Black lawmakers have voice dissent over the Obama administration’s war plans in Syria. 

Foreign Policy Mag:
"A congressional aide to a CBC member called the request “eyebrow-raising,” in an interview withThe Cable, and said the request was designed to quiet dissent while shoring up support for President Obama’s Syria strategy......"
"When asked if the White House requested the partial gag order, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said “the Administration is reaching out to all Members to ensure they have the information they need to make an informed judgment on this issue.” Kirby said it was her boss’s request and was aimed at keeping members informed rather than silencing anti-war members......."
Plantation Secured! 

Vlad Taunts Commander Zero

The Boy King couldn't ask for a more awkward moment to be forced to travel to Russia and face Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"An ally of Syrian leader Bashar Assad and the man who took in U.S. national security leaker Edward Snowden, Putin spent the days leading up to the arrival late this week of Obama in St. Petersburg for the G20 summit of world leaders taunting Obama and ridiculing his call for Congress to approve a military strike in Syria.
The Russian president, who Obama recently needled for acting like a “bored” schoolboy during their last one-on-one meeting, argued that an attack without the authorization of the U.N. Security Council — authorization of which he has thwarted at every turn — would amount to a violation of international law and could be seen as nothing more than “an act of aggression” on the part of the United States. 
He then once again warned against any action without U.N. Security Council authorization.
“In accordance with applicable international law, the authorization of the use of force against a sovereign state can only be given by the Security Council of the United Nations. Any other reasons, or methods, to justify the use of force against an independent and sovereign state are unacceptable and cannot be qualified as anything other than aggression.”
The Examiner

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Joe Biden Takes Flying Lessons

With the country safely in the hands of Barack Obama,
the Vice President takes up a new interest  

About That Obama Administration Foreign Policy Track Record....

"The grim reality is that key people in positions to shape our foreign policy during the Obama administration -- the President, the Vice President, two Secretaries of State, and the current Secretary of Defense -- all have a track record of grossly misconceiving the issues, our enemies and our national interest.   
This is the administration that is now asking for a blank check from Congress to take unspecified military action to achieve unspecified goals." — Thomas Sowell 

Juxtaposition: The Situation Room

 Situation Room - August 31, 2013 as Obama meets in council with advisors 
to plan strategy to extricate his ass from the box to which his ego put 
him in over blustering threats to Syria.

*Note- Eric Holder is in attendence - there must be a lie in there somewhere.

The Situation Room as it would have appeared the night of September 11, 2012  as the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi was under attack
and 6 Americans were being killed.
h/t The Velvet Hammer

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Has Obama's Posturing Backfired??

The administration wants a strike at Dictator Bashar al-Assad for stepping over Obama’s red line. But he doesn't intend to topple Assad or specifically help the rebels, and Comander Zero clearly has cold feet about his previous promises to arm the rebels. If American credibility is on the line in Syria now that Assad has used chemical weapons, the administration is failing to adequately explain any military plan that would leave the dictator in place and with his armed forces largely intact.
Do they, or did they every have a workable plan?