Category Archives: Terrorism

Global warmists say “climate change” created ISIS

Drought drove them to behead people

Drought drove them to behead people!

First, President Ebola insists that those beheaders of ISIL/ISIS, aka the Islamic State caliphate that’s wreaking destruction across the Middle East, are neither Islamic nor jihadist. (See “Obama announces U.S. ‘counterterrorism’ policy against ISIL“)

Now, a pair of academics at the City University of New York (CUNY) are blaming what used to be called global warming, now “climate change,” and overpopulation for the creation of those poor ISIS folk who are just trying to survive amidst parched lands.

In an article for the Huffington Post, How Climate Change Helped ISIS,” history professor Charles Strozier and research associate Kelly Berkell at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, write that “As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise of Syria’s extremists.”

“Many became climate refugees” from a four-year (2006-2010) drought in Syria that “devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty.”

Strozier and Berkell continue: “While ISIS threatens brutal violence against all who dissent from its harsh ideology, climate change menaces communities (less maliciously) with increasingly extreme weather.”

The two academics call on Americans to consider the link between melting glaciers and a stronger Taliban: “If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes to catastrophic weather in Afghanistan—potentially strengthening the Taliban and imperiling Afghan girls who want to attend school—would we drive more hybrids and use millions fewer plastic bags? How would elections and legislation be influenced?”

Charles Strozier (l): Kelly Berkell (r)

Charles Strozier (l): Kelly Berkell (r)

Neither Strozier nor Berkell is even remotely trained in climate or political science.

In addition to being a history professor, Charles Strozier, Ph.D. is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City’s Greenwich Village. He describes himself as “gay friendly.”

For her part, aside from being a “research associate” at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Center on Terrorism, Kelly A. Berkell is an attorney who had practiced securities and corporate litigation in Manhattan and Boston before moving into the public sector.

H/t Campus Reform and California Political Review

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~Eowyn

Oklahoma City in America’s spiritual war: 10 Commandments monument smashed into pieces

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There is a ferocious spiritual war in America, and Oklahoma City seems to be at the center, targeted by malevolent people and forces.

In 2009 when Republicans were in control, the state legislature gave the green light for a Ten Commandments statue, paid for with private funds, to be placed outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma City.

Three years later, in November 2012, a 6-feet tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected.

10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol

Almost immediately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) leveled a lawsuit to remove the monument, claiming that it violated the state constitution’s ban against using public property to support church or religion.

The ACLU’s lawsuit was followed by the New York-based Satanic Temple declaring their intention to build a 7 ft. tall statue of their master next to the Ten Commandments — all in the name of “religious parity.”

Then, on September 21, 2014, a local satanist group conducted a blasphemous “Black Mass” right smack in the Oklahoma City Civic Center.

Alton Nolen

Alton Nolen

Three days after the satanic Black Mass, on September 24, 2014, a recent convert to Islam, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, walked into a Vaughan Foods administrative office in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, and attacked two female employees with a knife. Nolen beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and repeatedly stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, who survived the attack. (See “Of course he did: Obama Official Praises Mosque Of Oklahoma Beheader Alton Nolen”)

Mark Vaughan, the company’s chief operating officer, who is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy, shot Nolen, stopping the attack. Nolen was charged with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and may also face federal charges as well.

Writing for CNN, Mel Robbins is incredulous that the FBI refuses to call Nolen’s attack and beheading a terrorist attack:

It was a terrorist attack, and everyone knows it. Why won’t the government say so? The Washington Post reports that the FBI found ‘no indication that Alton Alexander Nolen was copying the beheadings of journalists in Syria by the Islamic State … adding that they are treating this as an incident of workplace violence.’

Workplace violence? You can’t be serious! Oh wait — the FBI must mean “workplace violence” as in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the terrorist convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people and left many more wounded.

On September 19, 2014, the ACLU’s lawsuit to remove the Ten Commandments monument was thrown out by an Oklahoma County judge.

So satanists took matters into their own talons.

Zak Patterson reports for Oklahoma City’s KOCO that at approximately 9 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2014, a man drove his car into the Ten Commandments monument and smashed it into pieces.

The suspect told the Secret Service, upon his arrest, that Satan had told him to do it. He admitted that he had urinated on the monument before running it over.

The suspect reportedly also made vague threats at the Oklahoma City Federal Building and said he would kill President Obama and spit on a photo of Obama. The man was taken into custody. The vehicle involved was abandoned and has since been impounded.

The cleanup is underway and parts of the Ten Commandments monument will be restored.

The ACLU of Oklahoma made this statement following the incident:

“The ACLU of Oklahoma and our clients are outraged at this apparent act of vandalism. While we have and continue to seek the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds through the judicial process, the Ten Commandments constitute a strong foundation in our clients’ deeply held religious beliefs. To see the Ten Commandments desecrated by vandals is highly offensive to them as people of faith. Our Oklahoma and Federal Constitutions seek to create a society in which people of all faiths and those of no faith at all can coexist as equals without fear of repressions from the government or their neighbors. Whether it is politicians using religion as a political tool or vandals desecrating religious symbols, neither are living up to the full promise of our founding documents.”

An official with the US Attorney’s Office said if enough evidence is found against the suspect regarding his alleged threats against the president then a report will be submitted to the US Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call OHP at 405-425-7709.

Michael Reed Jr.

Michael Reed Jr.

The police have since identified the man as Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29. He is from Roland and was taken to Oklahoma County mental facility for an emergency order of detention and a mental evaluation.

Reed’s mother, Crystal Tucker, said her son “would never deface something that meant so much to him. He takes the Ten Commandments very seriously.” Tucker said Reed has been battling breakdowns for two years ever since he was injured at work four years ago. (See “Psychiatric nurse says half of patients have a spiritual affliction”)

Tucker said when her son “has these breakdowns, the one thing that is foremost in his mind, his religion, is the thing he takes it out on.” But Reed does not worship Satan, the mother said. “Anyone who knows Michael, knows he loves his God. Right now, everyone is praying for him.”

Well, mom. I suggest you ask your son who “his God” is.

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~Eowyn

Palestinians admit they are Illegal Immigrants

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Inventing the “Palestinian people”

Feeling bad for the poor, oppressed innocent people of Palestine? Watch this, and although you may still feel sad for their children, you will no longer feel burdened for their leaders.

Yup, they said that.

The many accomplishments of Hillary Clinton

Dick Morris was a friend and long-time adviser to Bill Clinton, beginning when Bill was Governor of Arkansas. Morris became a political adviser to the White House after Clinton was elected president in 1992, and the campaign manager of Bill’s successful 1996 bid for re-election.

In other words, Dick Morris knows the Clintons very very well.

In an email, Morris has written an analysis of a Bill Clinton TV ad for Hillary who is, though unannounced, widely believed to be a candidate for the presidency in 2016. (God help us!)

Hillary's accomplishments

Morris writes:

I hope everyone who receives this e-mail understands why it is being sent, because we have already seen what damage a President can do by suppressing the facts and twisting the truth; we don’t need another self-centered politician to follow on in those footsteps.

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 committee 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 & 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 tourism 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.

Share this with everyone you know. Ask them to prove Dick Morris wrong. Think about it – he’s said all of this openly, thus if he were not factual or true, he’d be liable for defamation of character.

Hillary April 2014

And here’s my addendum to Dick Morris’ list of Hillary Clinton’s non-accomplishments.

This is Hillary’s sole “accomplishment” as Secretary of State under the POS:

On Sept. 11, 2012, despite their desperate pleas for help, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left four Americans — Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department Information Officer Sean Smith, ex Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty — to die in Benghazi, Libya.

As Secretary of State and therefore head of the State Department, Hillary was the boss of Ambassador Stevens and Information Officer Smith. But she left them to die. The woman has a heart of stone.

She then compounded her evil deed by lying about the jihadists’ siege on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi — that it was a reaction to a little video that’s critical of Muhammad. Until Hillary and the Obama administration told and retold this lie, the world had never even heard of or known about this obscure video.

Then she further compounded her evil deeds by saying, when she was grilled about her lie about the video in a Congressional hearing on Benghazi, “What difference does it make now?”

To those who tout Hillary Clinton as America’s next President (God help us), I challenge you to name one, JUST ONE, accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state. 

I dare you.

The latest from the Daily Mail:

Hillary’s granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, isn’t even a month old, but grandma is already exploiting the baby as a campaign tool. In the four weeks since Charlotte was born, Hillary’s already made reference to her granddaughter in several speeches, including at a rally yesterday for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Now I know whose idea it was to have Chelsea blatantly, shamelessly mimic Duchess Kate like this:

Chelsea Clinton mimics Kate Middelton

It’s Hillary’s way to implant in the minds of lo-info sheeple that the Clintons are American royalty.

svomit_100-121Hand me a barf bag!

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~Eowyn

Metropolitan Opera highlights terrorism in “The Death of Klinghoffer”

Leon Klinghoffer

Leon Klinghoffer

FoxNews: When the Metropolitan Opera announced in February that it would present John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer” this fall, there was, as Peter Gelb recalls it, “absolutely no reaction” at first. Then the firestorm erupted.

Composer John Adams

Composer John Adams

Starting in May, the company’s general manager said he and board members began getting “hundreds of emails and phone calls in an organized campaign” demanding they cancel the production. Those objecting to the opera, which recounts the murder of a disabled Jewish American passenger by Palestinian hijackers on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, claim it is anti-Semitic and glorifies terrorists.

“I’ve been attacked as a self-hating Jew, a fascist, a Nazi and members of the cast have gotten emails telling them their names will be stained forever,” Gelb said in an interview in his office last week.

The Met is going ahead with the production — the first of eight performances was on Monday, Oct. 20. But the attacks have had their effect: The company pulled the plug on planned HD and radio broadcasts, canceled a panel discussion out of safety concerns, agreed to include a note in the program from Leon Klinghoffer’s daughters denouncing the opera and arranged for stepped-up security to deal with likely protests both outside and inside the house.

Klinghoffer's daughters

Klinghoffer’s daughters

“Klinghoffer,” which Gelb and many music critics consider Adams’ finest work, has provoked controversy from the time of its premiere in 1991 in Brussels, Belgium. Some later productions were canceled and others were picketed, though the Met clearly hoped that after 23 years the furor had died down.

Many opponents single out a few lines in the libretto by Alice Goodman, who also collaborated with Adams on the earlier “Nixon in China.” In Act 2, one of the terrorists, Rambo, delivers a diatribe that includes the words: “Wherever poor men are gathered they can find Jews getting fat,” and “America is one big Jew.”

What these critics often fail to note is that Rambo’s speech comes directly after an aria in which Klinghoffer excoriates the hijackers for terrorist atrocities: “You pour gasoline over women passengers on the bus to Tel Aviv and burn them alive. … You just want to see people die.”

Gelb said those attacking the opera are “taking some of the words from the text which are obviously anti-Semitic because they’re the words of the terrorists.

“I believe an audience can filter and understand the story, which is clearly not sympathetic to murdering this poor Jewish victim,” he said. In the opera, as in real life, Klinghoffer is shot in the head and his body is thrown overboard in his wheelchair.

A broader objection focuses on the way the opera humanizes the terrorists and shows the historical and emotional background of their actions. Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer write in their program note that the work “presents false moral equivalencies without context and offers no real insight into the historical reality and the senseless murder of an American Jew. It rationalizes, romanticizes, and legitimizes the terrorist murder of our father.”

Tom Morris, who directed “Klinghoffer” at the English National Opera in 2012 (where it met with almost no opposition) and is supervising a restaging of his production at the Met, takes issue with that argument.

“It’s an opera with a hideous crime at its center, the murder of an innocent man,” Morris said. “While representing that crime and that violence, you need to animate what might be motivating the people who committed it. … It’s the job of dramatic art to allow us to understand why people might do terrible things.”

While taking heat on one side for going ahead with the opera, Gelb has also been accused of cowardice for his decision to cancel the HD simulcast of a live matinee performance to movie theaters worldwide. Gelb said that was especially “painful,” since the HDs are “something I invented and am very proud of.”

But he said, “There is a huge sensitivity on the part of the Jewish community here and abroad about growing anti-Semitism in Europe. So the argument that was presented to me was how can you present this opera with its message outside the U.S.?”

He clearly doesn’t buy the notion that an HD broadcast might foment more anti-Semitism. “The audience for that are not going to be terrorists,” he said. “They’re not going to be Le Pen followers,” referring to a right-wing French political party.

Still, Gelb said, “I needed to make some kind of compromise gesture that would appease a very concerned faction” that included some donors and the Anti-Defamation League. His more extreme opponents have not been placated, however, and several hundred picketed the season’s opening night.

Morris remains convinced that those protesting the production represent “a comparatively small group of people who feel very strongly. “For me,” he said, “any piece of opera programming which connects with a wider conversation in society is a good thing.” And then, in what may be wishful thinking, Morris added: “I hope some of them will see the opera.”

Feel free to contact the Met: @MetOpera or (212) 799-3100 or drop them an email.

DCG

New poll finds President Ebola and the Democrats in trouble

Pres Ebola overpass signSeen on a freeway overpass somewhere in America

Meanwhile, ABC News reports, Oct. 15, 2014, that a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that President Ebola and the Democrats “are heading into the midterm elections in trouble.”

The poll’s findings, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates:

  • The POS’s 40% job approval rating — STILL 40% JOB APPROVAL! — is the lowest of his career.
  • The Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest in 30 years, with more than half of Americans (51%) seeing the party unfavorably for the first time, and just 39% see it favorably.
  • The Republican Party has a weaker 33%-56% favorable-unfavorable rating. But while the Democrats have lost 10 points in favorability just since August, the GOP has held steady – and its negative score has eased by 7 points in the past year. The GOP also benefits from its supporters’ greater likelihood of voting. All of which accounts for GOP candidates holding a 50-43% lead among likely voters for U.S. House seats in the Nov. 4 election.
  • 71% of Americans express worry about a terrorist attack.
  • 65% say they’re concerned about an Ebola epidemic.
  • Almost two-thirds say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track.
  • Three-quarters are dissatisfied with the way the political system is working. Scorn is widely cast: Among those who are dissatisfied with the political system, two-thirds say both sides are equally to blame, with the rest dividing evenly between Obama and his party, vs. the Republicans in Congress, as the chief culprits. But as a nearly 6-year incumbent president, Obama – and by extension his party – are most at risk.
  • On which party they trust more to handle the main problems facing the country:
    • Among all Americans: it’s 39% vs. 39%.
    • Among registered voters: it’s 41% for the Republican Party vs. 38% for the Democrats.
    • But among likely voters this becomes an 8-point Republican advantage: 46% for the GOP vs. 38% for the Democrats.
  • Obama is at career lows in approval for his handling of immigration, international affairs and terrorism (long his best issue). Approval of his handling of the conflict with Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria has plummeted by 15% in the last two weeks, amid questions about the progress of the air campaign now under way. (See “Obama’s ISIL strategy reexamined: air strikes ineffective; weak coalition“)
  • While Obama’s negative rating on handling the economy has eased, more Americans say they’ve gotten worse off rather than better off under his presidency:
    • 77% are worried about the economy’s future.
    • 57% say America has  been experiencing a long-term decline in living standards – all grim assessments as Election Day looms.

ABC poll on economy

Never forget that in Obama’s mind, there’s something wrong with you if you don’t think America is better off under his presidency.

See PDF of the poll with full results, charts and tables here.

~Eowyn

British prime minister says 9/11 “truthers” are just like violent ISIS extremists

On September 24, 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron, the head of the government of the United Kingdom, gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

He warned world leaders at the UN that the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) harbors “murderous plans to expand its borders well beyond Iraq and Syria… and to carry out terrorist atrocities right across the world.” Although the UN had reason to be wary about a new military campaign in the region because of memories of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq as well as the long struggle that has played out over more than ten years in Afghanistan, Cameron insisted that should not deter the international community from doing what it takes to tackle the IS now, saying, “We need to act. We need to act now.” The British prime minister then pledged his country will join the U.S.-led coalition to thwart those murderous IS “terrorists” — not jihadists!

Echoing what Obama (and also George W. Bush), Cameron said (beg. at 3:47 mark in the video), “The root cause of this terrorist threat is a poisonous ideology of extremism. This has nothing to do with Islam, which is a peaceful religion which inspires countless acts of generosity every day.”

What is appalling about Cameron’s speech begins at around the 4:48 mark. Decrying those who doubt the official story we’d been given about the terrorist attacks on 9/11 (September 11, 2001) in the United States, and those on July 7, 2005 in London, the prime minster said about the deniers and skeptics:

“We know this worldview, the peddling of lies — that 9/11 was somehow a Jewish plot, or that the 7/7 London attacks was staged. The idea that Muslims are persecuted all over the world as a deliberate act of Western policy . . . of an inevitable clash of civilizations.

We must be clear: To defeat the ideology of extremism, we need to deal with all forms of extremism, not just violent extremism. As governments, there are some obvious ways we can do this. We must ban preachers of hate from coming to our countries. We must proscribe organizations that incite terrorism against our people at home and abroad. We must work together to take down the legal online material like the recent videos of ISIS murdering hostages.  And we must stop the nonviolent extremists from inciting hatred and intolerance in our schools, our universities and, yes, even our prisons.

Of course, some would argue that this is not compatible with free speech and intellectual inquiry. But I ask you, would we sit back and allow right wing extremists, Nazis, or Ku Klux Klansmen to recruit on our university campuses? No! So we shouldn’t stand by and allow any form of non-violent extremism. We need to argue that promises of a global war on religion pitting Muslims against the rest of the world, they are nonsense. We need Muslims and their governments around the world to reclaim their religion from these sick terrorists, as so many are doing and quite rightly today…. And we need the strongest international focus on tackling this ideology, which is why here in the United Nations, United Kingdom is calling for a new special representative on extremism.

In other words, the prime minister of the UK does not differentiate between “violent extremists” like IS jihadists who murder and behead Christians and other innocent people, from “non-violent extremists” who disagree with the official view on 9/11 and 7/7. They are both “extremists” who must be dealt with severely.

The head of the government of the United Kingdom also makes no distinction between “right wing extremists” — whatever that means — and loathsome racists like Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

Mr. Cameron, are there no “left wing extremists”? Or do you mean to tell us that the left wing has only people of moderation, purity, and light? — like these angels below:

H/t Activist Post

~Eowyn