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The Wall is being built! – in Israel

Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II.

To date, the United States has provided Israel $134.7 billion (current, or non-inflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance. (Source: Congressional Research Service Report to Congress, February 26, 2018)

Callum Paton reports for Newsweek that on August 9, 2017, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) revealed construction details of a new $800 million underground wall to run along Israel’s 40-mile border with Gaza and extending into the Mediterranean.

Israel already is protected by a 143-mile border fence, touted by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for drastically reducing illegal immigration along its southern border:

“Israel … had a real problem with illegal immigrants coming in from the southern border, about 16,000 in one year. In two years, they constructed 143-mile fence, about $2.9 million per mile, and it cut that illegal immigration rate from about 16,000 to I think 18. Cut it by 99 percent.”

The new $800 million wall is to protect Israel from the threat of attack tunnels dug by Hamas, the Islamist militant group that has controlled Gaza since 2007, and to stop Hamas fighters from swimming ashore.

The wall, 19-ft. high and 131 feet underground, will be constructed mainly from concrete, reinforced with iron bars and pipes and covered in sensors. Work on the wall began in October 2017 and is expected to take two years to complete.

H/t Voat

Meanwhile, Paul Dijks reports for Voice of Europe that on Nov. 20, 2018, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited Israel’s need to protect its borders as the reason why Israel will not be signing the United Nations’ global migration pact set to be formally approved on December 12 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Netanyahu said in a statement:

I instructed the Foreign Ministry to announce that Israel won’t participate [in the Marrakech gathering]and won’t sign the migration pact. We have a duty to guard against illegal infiltrators. [Jewish Nation-State Law requires the government] to stand up for a clear migration policy that protects our borders from illegal infiltrators.

Seven countries have withdrawn from the UN global migration pact over concerns about national sovereignty: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the United States.

On December 2, 2017, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. Mission to the United Nations had informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration because the compact is “inconsistent” with U.S. policies:

The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles. As a result, President (Donald) Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018.

Curiously, Jews outside of Israel are rabidly pro-migration and anti-border wall. See:

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~Eowyn

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You’re racist if you oppose Obamacare

definition of racismIn Amerika today, there is no more potent political card to wield than the race card.

Being a racist is worse than being a pedophile or a serial killer. And accusing your opponent of racism is the penultimate way to shut people up because how does one defend oneself? It is as futile as defending oneself against the loaded accusation, “When did you stop beating your wife?”

Given that, the smart move for the Democratic Party is to field a black candidate for president and make sure he wins.

In 2008, the Demonrats had their dream candidate — the half-black Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama. Recall that in 2010, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made the cryptic remark that “Obama was selected before he was elected.” Recall also physicist Tom Fife‘s fascinating account that in 1992 while he was visiting Moscow, a woman with undying allegiance to Soviet Communism (the Soviet Union had recently collapsed, on December 31, 1991) told him that a black man named Barack, born of a white American woman and an African male, was being groomed by communists to be, and would be elected, President of the United States.

Every day since the election and reelection of Obama, the Democrats and the Left have wielded the race card against his critics and opponents. The latest opportunist is that elite of all elites, 77-year-old Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), the great grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller.

On May 21, 2014, near the end of a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, committee chair Rockefeller said opposition to Obamacare, aka the most unAffordable Care Act, stems from members of the GOP thinking Barack Obama is “the wrong color.”

Objecting to what he saw as GOP obstructionism, Rockefeller said he thought it was “very important to take a long view at what’s going on. I’ll be able to dig up some emails that make part of the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t look good – especially from people who made up their mind that they don’t want it to work because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort. I’ve seen a lot of that and I know a lot of that to be true. It’s not something you’re meant to talk about in public but it’s something I’m talking about in public because that is very true.”

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) was the only committee member who objected to Rockefeller descent to playing the race card.

Johnson said to Rockefeller: “I would say it was offensive, seeing as how I’m the only one in the room here really talking about opposition, that you would play the race card, that you would say opposition to Obamacare necessarily must stream from … inherent racism. Very offensive. So no, I didn’t object to this because of the race of the president. I objected to this because it is an assault on our freedom. I found it very offensive that you’d basically imply that I’m a racist because I opposed this health care law. That is outrageous! Mr. Chairman … I found it very offensive that you would basically imply that I’m a racist because I opposed this law. Please don’t assume. Don’t make implications of what I’m thinking and what I would support. You have no idea.”

Rockefeller actually presumed to know what Sen. Johnson was thinking. Rockefeller said, “I actually do, you know. God help you.”

To which Johnson replied, “No, senator. God help you for implying I’m a racist!”

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In 2010, according to The HillJay Rockefeller ranked 4th among the 10 richest members of Congress with an estimated wealth of 84 million. Having been senator for 30 years since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984, Rockefeller will retire and not seek reelection.

~Eowyn

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Obama administration refuses to tell Congress with whom U.S. is at war

A year ago on May 23, Obama declared in a speech to National Defense University that he intends “to engage Congress” about the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) that resulted from 9-11, “to determine how we can continue to fight terrorism without keeping America on a perpetual wartime footing.”

That’s because, the POS said, “The Afghan war is coming to an end. Core al Qaeda is a shell of its former self. Groups like AQAP must be dealt with, but in the years to come, not every collection of thugs that labels themselves al Qaeda will pose a credible threat to the United States.” To avoid being “drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant Presidents unbound powers,” Obama said “I look forward to engaging Congress and the American people in efforts to refine, and ultimately repeal, the AUMF’s mandate.”

A year later, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing to do just that — to review the AUMF and determine whether it should be repealed. The committee’s member senators took seriously their charge, but not the two lawyers sent to represent the White House. To get a simple “yes” or “no” answer from those two was like pulling teeth.

In this post, you’ll read for yourselves just how pointless the hearing was, how empty Obama’s grand words were in that National Defense University speech, and how meaningless are this man’s promises.

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