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Who Is Hillary Clinton? by Dick Morris

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AN ANALYSIS WORTH READING: (and to think about when it is election time….)

by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill Clinton, January, 2014

If you happen to see the Bill Clinton five minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying … he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary’s background. Beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections;

Bill says: “In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.”

The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committed to trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.

Bill says: “Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights project for poor kids.”

The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.

Bill says:”Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers.”

The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked, it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar.  She had no job offers in Arkansas , none, and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.

Bill says: “President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman.”

The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to be chairman.

Bill says: “She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”

The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.

Bill says: “Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance.”

The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped to negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.

Bill says: “Hillary was the face of America all over the world.”

The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House.   Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.

Bill says: “Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and women’s issues.”

The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation.

One set up a national park in Puerto Rico . A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. Presently she is trying to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.

Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton.

She has done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.

1. She wants to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.

2. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA .

3. She wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.

4. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA

5. She wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.

One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror.

But, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weaken our country and makes it a more dangerous situation for all of us.

Bottom line:

She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned.

See also:

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/11/21/arkansas-state-trooper-bill-and-hillary-clinton-are-swingers/

Waiting for Ferguson grand jury, St. Louis buys guns and prepares for worst

People in St. Louis, Missouri, are preparing for the worst as they await the grand jury’s decision in the police shooting death of 300-lb. Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis.

The shooting of the black 18-year-old by white officer Darren Wilson had sparked looting and weeks of sometimes-violent protests all through the month of August. Fearing for his life, Officer Wilson has been in hiding on paid leave ever since the shooting.

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On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard in advance of the decision by the grand jury.

Gun shops in the St. Louis area reportedly are selling everything they can get their hands on.

Metro Shooting Supplies, near the city’s main airport, is selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks — an average of 30 to 50 guns each day. Owner Steven King said, “We’re selling everything that’s not nailed down. Police aren’t going to be able to protect every single individual. If you don’t prepare yourself and get ready for the worst, you have no one to blame but yourself.”

Other gun dealers say their sales spikes are comparable to the increases seen soon after Brown’s death on Aug. 9. County Guns owner Adam Weinstein said, “I’ve probably sold more guns this past month than all of last year.” Last summer, Weinstein had fended off looters with an assault rifle and pistol at his storefront on West Florissant Avenue, the roadway that was the scene of many nightly protests.

Many commenters on the “St. Louis Coptalk” forum expressed fears that demonstrators will take to the streets regardless of the grand jury’s decision. A man who calls himself “A Concerned [Ferguson] Cop” issued a warning to the community to protect their families with firearms:

If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

While the commenter’s status as a police officer cannot be confirmed, his warning is neither alarmist nor preposterous. None other than the FBI had released an intelligence bulletin stating a grand jury decision “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure.”

Indeed, the protest group RbG Black Rebels tweeted a stream of violent online posts saying “We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions,” and boasting of “combat experience,” “stockpiling” ammunition, cleaning out gun stores and being #WarReady. 

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It doesn’t help that Muslims are exploiting the Ferguson unrest by equating Brown’s death to the death of a black radical Islamist, Detroit mosque leader Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was shot during an FBI raid in 2009.

Luqman Ameen Abdullah, b. Christopher Thomas in 1956

Luqman Ameen Abdullah, b. Christopher Thomas in 1956

Federal prosecutors say Abdullah was a separatist intent on overthrowing the U.S. government. But Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR’s Michigan Chapter, calls Abdullah a martyr and portrays both Abdullah and Brown as victims of a national security apparatus that had “completely gone wild” and engaged in “demonizing and criminalizing Muslims.” (Michael Brown was not a Muslim. He was buried in August after a memorial service at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.)

Kyle Shideler, director of the Washington-based watchdog group Center for Security Policy’s Threat Information Office, says that CAIR and other radical Muslims are “interested in building coalitions with other organizations in order to effect a legislative change to weaken anti-terrorism laws and weaken the ability of law enforcement to engage in counter terrorism.”

Sources: Bearing Arms; CBS St. Louis; New York Times, Daily Mail; Fox News

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~Eowyn

A Palestinian terrorist — and former Obamacare navigator — is caught for immigration fraud

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National Review: Forty-five years ago, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh participated in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem that killed two men in their early 20s and wounded several more. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had hidden a bomb in a box of sweets at a grocery store, and when it detonated, it left Eddie Joffe so charred that his brother struggled to identify the corpse. His parents grieved for the rest of their lives, Eddie’s brother Basil told me.

Some small measure of justice was served last week when a federal jury convicted Odeh for lying on her U.S. immigration papers in 1995, then again on her citizenship papers in 2004. The 67-year-old, deemed a flight risk by the judge, will remain behind bars until her March 10 sentencing. She faces up to 10 years in prison — which could be a life sentence, given her age — as well as possible deportation and loss of citizenship.

But Odeh’s story has several other disturbing twists, all worth noting.

First, it’s unnerving that it took the federal government nearly two decades to discover that it had allowed a known terrorist into the United States. Odeh had been convicted in Israel and sentenced to life in prison, though the government released her after ten years as part of a prisoner swap.

In the United States, Odeh was hardly discreet about her violent past, agreeing to be interviewed for a 2004 documentary, Women in Struggle, which won awards at the San Diego Film Festival, the AlIsmailia Film Festival in Egypt, and the Kazan Film Festival for Muslim Countries.

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About the bombings, the documentary’s overall tone is unapologetic. Odeh discusses how her decade in Israeli prison fueled her “hatred against those who were responsible. Why? I am not responsible. The occupation is.” In the same documentary, a woman named Ayesha said that Odeh, who is either her close friend or a relative, “was [even] more involved than I was” in the bombings. Ayesha also described her disappointment that a second bomb was defused before it could explode; they had hoped it would detonate five or six minutes after the initial bombing and slaughter the responders.

Second, it’s troublesome how, even after the documentary’s release, Odeh — by then a vocal activist in Chicago’s Arab-American community — received certification to work as an Obamacare navigator, and on top of that, received it in one of the states that actually bother to run background checks on in-person counselors. Though a simple Google search would have revealed her shady past, the Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification only after it became aware of the immigration-fraud investigation. It’s not clear what would have happened if, for example, an Israeli American had gone to her seeking help with signing up for Obamacare, but imagine the possibilities.

Finally, there’s the shocking support Odeh has received in America, despite her role in a deadly bombing and despite her former membership in a Marxist-Palestinian group involved in myriad plane hijackings and terrorist attacks.

supportMany in the Arab-American community decried Odeh’s conviction. The Detroit News reports: “One woman inside the courtroom with the video feed sobbed inconsolably, while another called the judge’s order ‘haram,’ the Arabic word for ‘sinful’ or ‘forbidden.’ . . . Many were in tears, but they cheered and chanted [Odeh’s] name as she spoke and responded with ‘naam,’ which is ‘yes’ in Arabic.”

The Detroit Free Press reported that as many as 100 people protested outside the Detroit courthouse last week and Monday to support Odeh, with rallies for her also held in at least four other states. Several hundred posted to Twitter under the hashtag #JusticeforRasmea. Meanwhile, only a single person Tweeted about #Justice4Eddie and #Justice4Leon [Kanner], the two men killed in the bombing.

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Organizations also voiced their support of Odeh. Occupy Chicago called the U.S. attorney’s office “nothing but a tool for the U.S. government and its support of Israel,” while Code Pink wrote about how it “deplores the conviction of Rasmea Odeh,” adding that “Odeh is an inspiring example of the resilience of women activists who dare to organize despite histories of trauma and violence.”

Thirty-five groups — including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Canada Palestine Association, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Voice of Palestine, the Palestinian American Women’s Association, the New York Chapter of the Muslim Defense Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and CUNY Law Students for Justice in Palestine — had earlier signed a letter opposing Odeh’s indictment. They claimed the case against Odeh was “a clear signal that federal authorities, along with Israel and its supporters in the U.S., are continuing to search for ways to intimidate and silence those who are effective advocates for Arab American communities, and who speak out for Palestinian rights.”

Such groups are quick to echo Odeh’s allegations of Israeli torture, but they fail to mention the two young men murdered in the bombing.

That’s especially frustrating to the surviving Joffe family, says Eddie’s brother Basil: “Now that the truth is out, [many groups] are still supporting her. They’re regarding her as a hero, and they’re ignoring what she did.

Read the open letter to those in support of Rasmieh Odeh, written by the by the niece of Edward Joffe, here.

DCG

Achmed “live” in Tel Aviv

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Achmed the Dead Terrorist Goes to Israel | Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map

Thank you Jeff Dunham.

~TD

A new kind NAZI is on the rise

UK Islamist: ‘I Want To See Every Single Woman In This Country Covered From Head To Toe’

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muslim_murderersThis video is on the Youtube channel for The Washington Free Beacon. It is absolutely chilling. The new fascism on the rise in western Europe and America is radical islam. And if our leaders can’t find the courage to even name this enemy, then we cannot prevail against it.

Ariz. prof. says U.S. soldiers are anti-Muslim rapists, greater threat to world peace than ISIS

The whacky professor...

The whacky professor…

Campus Reform: University of Arizona (UA) professor claims that American soldiers are anti-Muslim rapists who pose a greater threat to world peace than ISIS.

Musa al-Gharbi, a UA instructor and affiliate to the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC), asserts that the U.S. military is “heavily infiltrated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups,” in an article titled “ How Much Moral High Ground Does the U.S. Have Over ISIS.” Al-Gharbi also affirms that Americans are “hypocritical” for their detestation of Islamic State, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Look what those whacky US soldiers did...

Look what those whacky US soldiers did…

It would not be a stretch to say that the United States is actually a greater threat to peace and stability in the region than ISIS – not least because US policies in Iraq, Libya and Syria have largely paved the way for ISIS’s emergence as a major regional actor,” he wrote.

More whacky US soldiers?

More whacky US soldiers?

“But perhaps more disturbingly, many of the same behaviors condemned by the Obama administration and used to justify its most recent campaign into Iraq and Syria are commonly perpetrated by US troops and are ubiquitous in the broader American society. Until these problems are better addressed, United States’ efforts to undermine ISIS will be akin to using a dirty rag to clean an infected wound.”

Al-Gharbi insists that isolated instances of American soldiers committing rape, for which they are harshly reprimanded, are equal to systematic killings committed by ISIS.

behead infidels“Iraq’s refusal to grant US soldiers immunity was the reason the US ultimately abandoned the pursuit of a status of forces agreement there, contributing significantly to the security vacuum that allowed ISIS to rebuild in Iraq and expand into Syria,” writes al-Gharbi. “That is, ISIS’s crimes were largely enabled by America’s refusal to face up to its own.”

UA’s Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts says al-Gharbi’s words are not representative of its views.

“SISMEC is a consortium of researchers, instructors and intellectuals who work both collaboratively and independently on critical issues related to the MENA region,” a spokesman for the organization wrote to The Beacon. “We stand behind all work published on the SISMEC website, to include the research of al-Gharbi. However, those works published externally represent the views of the author and do not represent the initiative.”

Al-Gharbi told The Beacon his efforts are focused on challenging America grow better and stronger. “The goal of all of my work is to render U.S. policy more effective, efficient, and beneficent. I do this work out of my commitment to challenge America to grow better and stronger,” said al-Gharbi.

According to Fox News, al-Gharbi formerly wrote for Al Jazeera, where he contended in an article published last July, that Israel provoked Hamas to attack in order to justify invading Gaza.

Hey al-Gharbi:

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DCG

Obama did NOTHING to help release Sgt. Tahmooressi from Mexican jail

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, is a U.S. Marine veteran who has post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

On March 31, 2014, Tahmooressi was headed to dinner with friends in San Ysidro on California’s border with Mexico, when he missed a freeway exit and mistakenly wound up at a border crossing point in Tijuana. Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven from Florida to make a new start in San Diego.

Tahmooressi was denied bail and thrown into Tijuana’s La Mesa Penitentiary where, according to his friends, the former Marine was tortured and threatened with rape and death.

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On November 31, 2014, after being incarcerated for 214 days, Tahmooressi was released upon a Mexican judge’s order, after a psychiatrist confirmed the Marine suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Obama had gone to great lengths, including violating a federal law (Section 1028 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act), to free U.S. Army deserter and traitor Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban, in exchange for the release of five senior Taliban terrorists from Gitmo. At least seven U.S. soldiers had been killed in the fruitless search for deserter Bergdahl. (See “Impeach Obama for breaking federal law exchanging 5 jihadists for deserter Bowe Bergdahl”.)

Nor will Bergdahl ever be tried in a military (or any) court for his desertion.

But when it came to an honorable ex-Marine, Andrew Tahmooressi, Obama did not lift even one of his bony fingers to secure the sergeant’s release from his Mexican prison.

Citing an article from The Washington Times, Stephen Frank of the California Political Review writes on Nov. 2, 2014:

Obama would not make a single phone call in eight months to the President of Mexico to get a U.S. Marine from being held hostage by the nation of Mexico. The Commander-In-Chief decided to leave a man behind. If he were an officer in the military he would be court martialed for dereliction of duty.   Barack was so arrogant he never offered an excuse for his lack of action. In the end it took three Republican members of Congress and a former Democrat Governor to get Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back from Mexico. 

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) was one of the three Congressmen. He told The Washington Times that he and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Arizona), and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson took it upon themselves to fight for Tahmooressi when Obama did not.

Rohrabacher said that while the U.S. Counsel General in Tijuana and members of Congress were mobilized to try to save Tahmooressi, Obama was “AWOL” throughout the process.

Rohrabacher said, “The president, who is also the commander in chief, didn’t do his job. There is a lack of concern for this man, for this American hero who served our country. As commander in chief he showed a total disdain and non-interest in an American hero who served us in Afghanistan and a total disregard for the fact that he was suffering. The president not stepping forward was a slap in the face to veterans. The president didn’t care about it enough to make a simple phone call.

Congressman Royce told the Times that he had spoken with Vice President Joe Biden requesting a phone call be arranged between Obama and Mexican officials. But Royce learned later that the conversation never occurred, “I think the phone call occurred but I think the issue was never brought up.”

Royce said that the president did not seem to put as much effort into securing Mr. Tahmooressi’s release as he had for the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “A great deal of time and effort was exercised on that case, but in this particular instance where you have a marine that was decorated for valor in Afghanistan, that was wounded there, there wasn’t that much focus on a senior level.”

During a phone conversation with the Counsel General in which the latter indicated that the line had been bugged by Mexican officials, Rep. Rohrabacher conveyed to Mexican officials the consequences for Sgt. Tahmooressi’s imprisonment. The Congressman said, ““I detailed for him our plan for rallies at the Tijuana border crossing with American veterans and we estimated that thousands of Americans would be there.” (See “Bikers en route to rescue Marine from Mexican prison“)

Knowing that officials were listening in, Rohrabacher said his office would be drafting legislation that would cut remittances from Mexican workers in the U.S. to their families back in Mexico, estimating that it would stop billions of dollars from going across the border. “We needed the Mexican authorities to understand what was going to happen, but to tell them to their face might have been an insult.”

Rohrabacher also said that he had re-traced Sgt. Tahmooressi’s route to determine how the Marine got lost and said that the road was very poorly marked. “You couldn’t tell that you were going in to Mexico and once you were on that road you couldn’t get off of it,” he said, adding that Tahmooressi had “no intent of breaking any Mexican law.”

Rep. Royce, who had visited with Sgt. Tahmoressi during his imprisonment, said he is now working with Mexican officials to improve the signage on the road and to add a turn-around point for anyone who mistakenly takes the route to the border crossing.

Note that it was three Republican members of Congress who did the work of Obama in securing Sgt. Tahmooressi’s release. Why didn’t Democratic members of Congress do something?

Tomorrow, you have a chance to vote them out.

Do it!

~Eowyn