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Dear Mr. President,

You face difficult challenges in matters such as achieving peace in the Middle East and protecting America from the threat of radical Islam and terrorism. These are challenges that have vexed past presidents, going as far back as our second president, John Adams. I have no doubt you appreciate both the gravity of these challenges and the enormous obstacles that exist to solving them.

I also have no doubt that you and your staff understood that, no matter what you said in your speech last Thursday (June 4, 2009) in Cairo, there would be those who would take issue with you. That is always the case when attempting to solve problems that are as deep and emotionally-laden as these challenges are.

I am assuming it is your sincere hope that the approach you have chosen to take, as evidenced by what I’m sure was a carefully crafted speech, will ultimately prove successful. However, it pains me to say this sir, but, while you said in your speech that you are a “student of history,” it is abundantly clear that, in these matters, you do not know history and thus, as Santayana noted, you are doomed to repeat it. In doing so your efforts, however well-intentioned they may be, will not produce what you profess to hope they will produce.

A wise man once said that if you start with the wrong assumptions, no matter how logical your reasoning is, you will end up with the wrong conclusion. With all due respect Mr. President, you are starting with certain assumptions that are unsupported by history and an objective study of the ideology of political Islam.

You began in your speech by asserting that “tensions” exist between the United States and Muslims around the world, which, of course, is correct. Unfortunately, you then proceeded, incorrectly, to lay virtually all the blame for these tensions at the feet of America and the West. You blamed western colonialism, the Cold War, and even modernity and globalism.

A student of American history, who is not trying to reconstruct it to fit a modern politically correct narrative, would state that tensions between America and Muslims began with the unprovoked, four-decades long assault by the Muslim Barbary pirates against American shipping in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. I find it telling that you mentioned the Treaty of Tripoli in your speech but <u>ignored</u> the circumstances that led to it. That treaty was but one of numerous attempts by the United States to achieve peace with the jihadists of the Barbary Coast who were attacking our shipping and killing and enslaving our citizens and our soldiers and who by their own admission were doing so to fulfill the call to jihad.

These jihadists were not acting to protest American foreign policy, which was decidedly isolationist, and there was no state of Israel to scapegoat. They were doing what countless Islamic jihadists have done throughout history, acting upon the hundreds of passages in the Qur’an and the Hadith that call upon faithful Muslims to kill, conquer or subjugate the infidel.

A student of world history would know that, for all the acknowledged evils of Western colonialism, these evils pale in comparison to the nearly 14 centuries of Islamic colonialism that began in Arabia under the leadership of Mohammed. The student of history would know that Islamic forces eradicated all Jewish and Christian presence from Arabia after Mohammed’s
death, and then succeeded in conquering all of North Africa, most of the Middle East, much of Asia Minor, and significant portions of Europe and India, eventually creating an empire larger than Rome’s was at its peak.

The number of dead and enslaved during these many centuries of Islamic imperial conquest and colonialism have been estimated to total more than 300 million. What’s more, the wealth of many of the conquered nations and cultures was plundered by the Islamic conquerors, and millions of non-Muslims who did survive were forced to pay onerous taxes, such as the
jizya,” a humiliation tax to the Islamic caliphs. Indeed, in some areas Christians and Jews were made to wear a receipt for the jizya around their neck as a mark of their dishonor.

These facts have not been invented by Christian or Jewish historical revisionists, but were chronicled by Muslim eyewitnesses throughout the past 14 centuries and are available to be researched by any person seeking an objective understanding of how Islam spread throughout the world.

You say in your speech that we must squarely face the tensions that exist between America and the Muslim world. That is a laudable notion with which I agree, but by casting Islam as the historical victim and the West (and by implication, America) as the aggressor, you do not face these tensions squarely, but alleviate the Muslim world from coming to grips with the
jihadist ideology embedded in its holy books and acted upon for 1,400 years.

Even worse, you empower and embolden militant Islamists who regard your gestures as signs of weakness and capitulation.

The issue is not that all Muslims are terrorists or radicals or extremists. We all know that the majority of Muslims are not. We also know that many peace-loving Muslims are victims of Islamist violence.

The issue is this: what drives hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide to call for the death of Jews?

What drives millions of Muslims to riot, destroy property, and take innocent lives in reaction to the Danish cartoons?

What drives tens of thousands of Muslims to demand the execution of a British teacher whose only “crime” was allowing her students to name their teddy bears “Mohammed”?

What drives countless Muslims worldwide to actively participate in, or fund, or provide nurture to terrorist organizations?

What drives Muslims in mosques in America to proclaim and distribute materials that call for hatred of and the destruction of infidels?

What drives entire Islamic countries to prohibit the building of a church or synagogue?

To assume, as you apparently do, that what drives these actions is not an ideology embedded in the holy books of Islam, but rather other “root causes,” most of which you lay at the feet of America and the West, is at best naïve and at worst dangerous.

Lastly, I must address your statement that “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” Unfortunately, the examples you gave are the exception rather than the rule.

Historically speaking, I seriously doubt the Egyptian Copts, the Lebanese Maronites, the Christians in Bethlehem, the Assyrians, the Hindus, the Jews, and many others who have been persecuted by Islamic violence and supremacism, would agree with your assertion.

For instance, Christians and Jews became “Dhimmis,” a second class group under Islam. Dhimmis were forced to wear distinctive clothing; it was Baghdad’s Caliph Al-Mutawakkil, in the ninth century, who designated a yellow badge for Jews under Islam, which Hitler copied and duplicated in Nazi Germany nearly a thousand years later.

I witnessed first-hand the “tolerance” of Islam when Islamists ravaged my country of birth, Lebanon, in the 1970’s, leaving widespread death and destruction in their wake. I saw how they re-paid the tolerance that Lebanese Christians extended toward them. My experience is not an isolated one. When you make an unfounded assertion about the “proud tradition” of tolerance in Islam, you do a great disservice to the hundreds of millions of non-Muslims who have been killed, maimed, enslaved, conquered, subjugated or displaced in the cause of Islamic jihad.

Mr. President, those of us like me who are ringing the alarm in America about the threat of radical Islam would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world.

Most Americans would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world. The obstacle to achieving this does not lie with us in America and the West. It lies with the hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide, including many of their spiritual leaders, who take seriously the repeated calls to jihad in the Qur’an and the Hadith Who regard “infidels” as inferior and worthy of conquering, subjugating and forcibly converting.Who support “cultural jihad” as a means to subvert non-Muslim societies from within. Who take seriously the admonitions throughout the Qur’an and the Hadith to convert the world to Islam by force if necessary and bring it under the rule of Allah.

Unless you are willing to courageously and honestly accept this, your aspirations for worldwide comity and peace in the Middle East are doomed to fail.

Sincerely,

Brigitte Gabriel

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A damning indictment of Barack Obama from Our Country Deserves Better PAC (through email):

Barack Obama promised “change we can believe in,” a new “hope” and “transparency in government” in the days leading up to his inauguration. However, his first week in office has been mired by a series of missteps and failures. The following report card by the “Our Country PAC” highlights a week in office that reveals Obama hasn’t changed at all from the liberal he was in the U.S. Senate and Illinois State Senate.

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Taxes and Fiscal Policy
Grade: D-

At a time of staggering deficits that require fiscal responsibility from the President and Congress, Obama and the Democratic leadership in the House & Senate are trying to outdo one another in spending more of your tax dollars.

Obama’s currently pushing for a $1 TRILLION spending plan that is heavy on big government programs with very little tax relief.

Before he even took office, Obama pressed then-President Bush to request the second $350 billion in federal bailout money. This is despite the fact that the first installment of bailout funds failed to loosen up credit markets as anticipated. Instead, many banks kept the money to pad their own balance sheets, and proceeded to cut credit limits on their customers’ bank credit cards.

National Security
Grade: F

Obama has placed a desire to “be liked” and to appease America’s enemies ahead of our national security concerns. He has emboldened America’s enemies and showed a dangerous weakness that some will be sure to challenge or exploit with Obama as Commander in Chief.

First Obama suspended the trials of terrorists being held at GITMO (Guantamo Bay Cuba Terrorist Detention Facility). Then Obama announced that GITMO would be closed altogether within one year – despite not having a plan in place on what to do with the terrorists being held there. Shortly after his announcement a video surfaced featuring two al-Qaida terrorists who had been held at GITMO – but then released. A Pentagon report indicates at least 61 GITMO detainees went on to commit or attempt to commit terrorist attacks after they were released from GITMO. And Obama now foolishly wants ALL detainees released from GITMO.

Obama similarly signed an executive order limiting the interrogation techniques U.S. intelligence officers can use in trying to obtain critical information from terrorists that could save American lives.

Obama also undermined the U.S. War on Terror by appeasing those who have been most critical of the missions of U.S. troops. His first call to a foreign head of state was not to a key U.S. ally (such as Britain or Israel) but instead to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Similarly, Obama’s first official interview since becoming president was with a Middle Eastern television network known for broadcasting anti-American tirades, al-Arabiya television.

Protecting the Unborn
Grade: D-

Barack Obama angered pro-life advocates across the globe when he signed an executive order allowing taxpayer funding of abortions at U.S. facilities around the globe.

While people may differ on abortion policies here in America, it is an affront to pro-life Americans to take their tax dollars and use them to end human life.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week pushed for $200 million in funding for birth control saying, “we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.” Astonishingly, the Democratic leadership was arguing that children are too costly for the nation at this time.

To his credit, Obama did ask House leaders to scrap the funding proposal, but he did not denounce Speaker Pelosi’s comments, but instead said it was not the right time for such a proposal – concerned about the backlash from some Republicans on Capitol Hill over the issue,

Appointments
Grade: D

For all the talk of “change” that Obama pledged to bring to Washington, he has instead surrounded himself with the same Washington establishment figures he had said were part of the nation’s problems.

But what’s been worse is seeing the controversies surrounding Obama’s appointments.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been called a “tax cheat” for having evaded his taxes.

His pick for Commerce Secretary was forced to withdraw his name from consideration after it was announced that he was the target of a federal corruption probe.

Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder, advocated clemency for 16 FALN terrorists during the Clinton administration and his law firm represents numerous individuals held at the GITMO terrorist detention facility.

And after Obama pledged not to have lobbyists serving in key posts in his administration he nominated an ex-lobbyist to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense.

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“Internal Server Error” – but the last post I put up was about “A Slobbering Love Affair“, the great new book by Bernard Goldberg about how the media crossed the line during this past election cycle with their slobbering over Barack Obama.

From the front flap:

…the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as The One. From the thrill Obama sent up Chris Matthews’ leg to the outrageously slanted “news” reports of the New York Times, Goldberg shows in exacting detail how the media, abandoning even the pretense of objectivity, moved from media bias to media activism. With his trademark blunt, honest, insider’s perspective, Goldberg reveals:

* How the media ignored, downplayed, or sanitized the rantings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s long-standing “spiritual” adviser, and the radicalism of former terrorist (and Obama associate) Bill Ayers

* How the Obama campaign, while claiming to be “post-partisan,” kicked reporters off Obama’s plane after their newspapers endorsed McCain

* Why Obama’s election makes it more likely conservative talk radio will be stifled by a new “Fairness Doctrine” that has nothing to do with fairness at all

* Why the liberal media preferred Obama to Hillary

* What we can expect from the media’s coverage of Obama’s presidency

* BONUS: An exclusive interview with Rush Limbaugh on the unholy alliance between Obama and the mainstream media

A blistering takedown of the media’s slavish support for Obama, A Slobbering Love Affair highlights how the mainstream media has not only surrendered its integrity and objectivity, but could even endanger our democracy.

From the Back Cover

“Never in my memory were so many journalists so intent on effecting change as they were during the campaign of 2008. Sure, mainstream journalists always root for the Democrat. But this time it was different. This time journalists were not satisfied merely being partisan witnesses to history. This time they wanted to be real players and help determine the outcome. This time they were on a mission, a noble, historic mission, as far as they were concerned. In fact, I could not remember a time when so many supposedly objective reporters had acted so blatantly as full-fledged advocates for one side–and without even a hint of embarrassment.

“…Make no mistake: this is not the same old liberal bias we have witnessed for years. In 2008, the mainstream media crossed a line. As a result, their credibility is in tatters. Hardly anyone trusts them anymore. This is not good for them, of course. But it may be even worse for us.”

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Here again we have more evidence of clueless moonbattery:

Still banging on about the birth certificate??

Why yes, along with lawsuits that have been filed against Obama in at least eight states– Hawaii, Washington, California, Florida, Georgia. Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, – too bad for you that there are those of us who’ve actually looked at Why the Barack Obama Birth Certificate Issue Is Legitimate; and that’s why there is a petition out there demanding Obama prove he’s natural-born and a legitimate candidate by allowing people to see his birth certificate. If he doesn’t answer the scores of lawsuits that are in the system, then he is, as Alan Keyes said, a “usurper”, and everything done during his presidency can be considered null and void. Doesn’t sound like you’ve considered any of the possibilities regarding that; could it be because you don’t value the rules set down in the founding documents?

Why would the Hawaiian governor seal Obama’s birth certificate if he has nothing to hide? Come on, man. Use your brain; it’s not only me, although it’s funny that you would position it as though I’m some sort of kook for continuing to ask questions about it. Why don’t you go to the websites of all of these articles and complain about it? You must crush all dissent toward the Messiah; despite all the nasty things you folks have directed against Bush, Palin, etc.! One-sided bigotry is all you’ve got, and you completely disregard the facts because you’re completely demoralized.

Seven reasons why Barack Obama should make the birth certificate controversy go away

The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Coverup

Sign the petition to see Obama’s birth certificate

Have you ever wondered if this was such an issue, why didn’t the RNC and the McCain campaign raise it? They could have won the election if they were able to make an issue of it.

Have you ever stopped to think that all of the candidates have a connection to George Soros? I doubt that it would have made a difference at all if we’d had McCain or Obama – the results would have been the same, as they’re now declaring, McCain will vote with the democrats on the illegal immigration issue; and the main complaint that we had about McCain is that he IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE. At least when he chose Palin, we could see that he knows a conservative when he sees one…which is why the Obot thought police were so serious about attacking her. In my opinion this was a completely rigged election from the get-go and it didn’t matter who we voted for; it’s the people in power now who are calling the shots, due to McCain/Feingold and a number of other reasons…such as Media Matters.

Did you ever stop to think when watching the Clinton people march into the Obama whitehouse that we’re just getting more of the same…? Where’s the change except that Obama is a socialist that promoted infanticide?

But they didn’t, because maybe they know something that you don’t.

Or maybe they’re all on the same side, you idiot.

If your idea of rebuilding the conservative movement is hawking Sinclair’s and Korir’s lies and focussing on the non-existent birth certificate issue, then go right ahead…see how far that gets the conservative movement back on it’s feet.

blah blah blah. You haven’t proven that Sinclair is lying, and Obama not answering all the charges against him including the homosexual incident in 1999 sounds eerily familiar; Hitler buried his homosexuality, too. Doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Truth is what needs rebuilding; the conservative movement has suffered nothing except for increased attacks by radicals who subscribe to the Alinsky methodology of political discourse.

To use the argument that speaking my mind and voicing my opinion doesn’t serve the Conservative Movement – is hogwash. Your job is to make a mockery of all dissent.

It’s too bad you don’t know how to think for yourself, LOL

Have you heard Korir’s tape yet? Any day now Cao, just 24 more hours…

Korir’s sit is back up, bongoman, have you noticed? You must be having a hard time with the Korir effect; just like you’re having trouble with the Sinclair effect.

So sorry, you leftist bully…neither of them have run from their past like Barack Obama. And neither have them are flip flopping liars like Barack Obama, either, which is why I’m more inclined to believe them than the thought police who want to shape everyone’s opinions in adoration of the Obamessiah.

It’s funny to me that this is the same BS I’ve been tolerating for the last 4 years: complete intolerance from moonbat elitists who think they know better than everyone else; based on lies and hyperbole but call everyone ELSE liars.

Instead of calling people names, why don’t you come up with some proof that someone lies instead of just flinging the term “liar” around?

I think your goal is to desensitize people regarding the term “lie”, as in the days of Hitler when they celebrated the “death of the lie.” Good luck with that!

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Are you ready for a win? Paul Marston spells out why he believes that McCain/Palin have a surprise in store for us.

We can win this race…..be energized, not discouraged……get out and vote today, and make sure that everyone you know who is committed to McCain/Palin votes also. Don’t spend time trying to change minds………every committed McCain/Palin voter must vote!

Now, take some time and read why Marston believes a landslide is coming.

Also see his update, here.

Just remember: Raila Odinga declared he was the victor before the votes were counted, too.

Marston’s article was posted last night and has already received over 42,000 hits.

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Unbelievable! The San Francisco Chronicle neglected to mention Obama’s SAYING that his policy on ‘clean coal’ technology would make coal not something that would be financially viable to pursue because it will bankrupt whoever attempts it because of government restrictions.

Newsbusters: Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle he will benkrup the coal industry

For some reason that url takes a very long time to load, so I’m going to put up the youtube video and some of the transcript.

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

NewsBusters’ Tom Blumer found that the San Francisco Chronicle story published on January 18 based upon this January 17 interview did not include any mention of Obama’s willingness to bankrupt the coal industry which you can hear on the audio. You can read the story here when you scroll down to the “In His Own Words” section. Way to cover up for The One, SF Chronicle!

From Newsbusters and —P.J. Gladnick, who is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.

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As I mentioned previously Larry Sinclair has posted the documents, phone transcript and affadvits from the Berg Filing in the Berg v. Obama case; including the phone transcript of the conversation with Sarah Obama where she reasserts that she was present when Barack Obama was born.

It is widely known in Kenya that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

But, as I posted way back when, Obama’s support of his cousin in Kenya is something to be looked at, particularly because “Mr. Odinga is the cousin of United States Senator Barack Obama. Mr. Obama is from the same Muslim tribe, the Luo Tribe, as Mr. Odinga.”

Lame Cherry left a very interesting comment at Larry’s blog on this:

Please do not be crest fallen as your’s is the candle in this arctic wind which as Shakespeare states, “Burns brightest when the world is naughtiest”.

You featured something sir, which I had not seen in the Washington Times, but reveals everything which Obama has been up to in Africa.

As you might recall, the American policy was to find a government in Africa to use as a platform to use as African operations. I had suggested the British with American help remove Mugabe to create a Rhodesian Republic to build all other African states to be free and self sufficient.

Your Times posting though has revealed what Obama has been up to with Odinga.
Odinga and Obama have started a leftist intelligence plot (like the one which had the French socialists refining Niger yellow cake for Saddam.)

What it appears you have revealed is a revolutionary Black Islamocommunist super state in the making.

Kenya will be overthrown. Obama will send in a large US armed force. Odinga will then go after the prize of Rhodesia or Zimbabwe.

This is classic Brzezinski doctrine of using Muslims to terrorize and overthrow states the globalists want to control.

I had pondered just what was the reasoning behind the kidnappings and attacks on Chinese communists in the border of Sudan, and now it makes perfect sense, Obama is rooting out the Chicom presence so Brzezinski can gain oil monopoly. The same thing was done to Jews in Georgia via Soros, another Obama backer.

You have uncovered the bloodying of Africa for the globalists control in building a superstate there cleansed of tribes. If one takes Kenya and Rhodesia, one controls the bread basket to feed Africa.

In the south the Marxist control the wealth of South African mining. Add to that Sudan in oil, the entire domino of Africa falls into a quasi colonial state this time ruled by communist puppets who unlike Mugabe are not booting all the exploiters out.

What in essence you have uncovered Mr. Sinclair is Barack Obama is going to do to central Africa what he did with Arabs in exploiting blacks in South side Chicago.

Guess this meandering is broken exclusively here, but this makes perfect sense what Obama as an intelligence operative has been dusting off the communist relatives.

This is Brzezinski with the central Europeans using stooge Obama to create a new order in Africa.

They are going to link this to Congo for the vast resources there and the murder, rape and rapine which the world saw is going to be nothing compared to the Obama change for Africa.

They have that continent where they want it in half of it is dying of aids. Bring out the machete and Obama in retirement can be the Tony Blair of Africa and permanent Viceroy to the Rothschilds.

God help those Africans as they can not help themselves and Obama has the carving knife out ready to slice off the dark meat.

God bless

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