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Brilliant Orator; Damn Fool: Netanyahu Addresses Congress


Brilliant Orator; Damn Fool: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

For those who missed the speech, MSNBC has a video which displays the P.M.’s
passionate connection with his primary audience who responded with many
standing ovations.

The speech is preceded by an advertisement and a
news clip; I am not certain that I grabbed the correct embed code.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

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A five page pdf file containing the prepared remarks
was found here.  As is my habit, I will mark important
parts with superscripts linked to an enumerated list of my comments.
Clicking the superscripts will bring my comment into view, pressing
your Backspace key will return to the text.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the
United States Congress

May 24, 2011

I am deeply honored by your
warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the


opportunity to address
Congress a second time.


Mr. Vice President, do you
remember the time we were the new kids in town?


And I do see a lot of old
friends here. And I do see a lot of new friends of Israel here.
Democrats and


Republicans alike.

Israel has no better friend
than America1.
And America has no better friend than Israel. We stand together to


defend democracy. We stand
together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism.


Congratulations America,
Congratulations, Mr. President. You got bin Laden. Good riddance!
2

In an unstable Middle East,
Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting
alliances, Israel is


America’s unwavering ally.
Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.


My friends, you don’t need to
do nation building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to
export


democracy to Israel. We’ve
already got it. You don’t need to send American troops to defend
Israel. We


defend ourselves. You’ve been
very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on
our own.


Thank you all, and thank you
President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security.3 I know


economic times are tough. I
deeply appreciate this.


Support for Israel’s security
is a wise investment in our common future. For an epic battle is now
unfolding in


the Middle East, between
tyranny and freedom.4 A great convulsion is
shaking the earth from the Khyber


Pass to the Straits of
Gibraltar. The tremors have shattered states and toppled governments.
And we can all


see that the ground is still
shifting. Now this historic moment holds the promise of a new dawn of
freedom


and opportunity. Millions of
young people are determined to change their future. We all look at
them. They


muster courage. They risk
their lives. They demand dignity. They desire liberty.


These extraordinary scenes in
Tunis and Cairo, evoke those of Berlin and Prague in 1989. Yet as we
share


their hopes, but we also must
also remember that those hopes could be snuffed out as they were in
Tehran


in 1979. You remember what
happened then. The brief democratic spring in Iran was cut short by a


ferocious and unforgiving
tyranny. This same tyranny smothered Lebanon’s democratic Cedar
Revolution,


and inflicted on that
long-suffering country, the medieval rule of Hezbollah.


So today, the Middle East
stands at a fateful crossroads. Like all of you, I pray


that the peoples of the
region choose the path less travelled, the path of liberty. No one
knows what this


path consists of better than
you. This path is not paved by elections alone. It is paved when
governments


permit protests in town
squares, when limits are placed on the powers of rulers5,
when judges are beholden


to laws and not men, and when
human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule.


Israel has always embraced
this path, in the Middle East has long rejected it. In a region where
women are


stoned, gays are hanged,
Christians are persecuted, Israel stands out. It is different.


As the great English writer
George Eliot predicted over a century ago, that once established, the
Jewish


state will “shine like a
bright star of freedom amid the despotisms of the East.” Well, she was
right. We have


a free press, independent
courts, an open economy, rambunctious parliamentary debates. You think
you


guys are tough on one another
in Congress? Come spend a day in the Knesset. Be my guest.


Courageous Arab protesters,
are now struggling to secure these very same rights for their peoples,
for their


societies.6
We’re proud that over one million Arab citizens of Israel have been
enjoying these rights for


decades. Of the 300 million
Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens
enjoy real


democratic rights. I want you
to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs,
less than


one-half of one-percent are
truly free, and they’re all citizens of Israel!


This startling fact reveals a
basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel
is what is


right about the Middle East.7

Israel fully supports the
desire of Arab peoples in our region to live freely. We long for the
day when Israel


will be one of many real
democracies in the Middle East.


Fifteen years ago, I stood at
this very podium, and said that democracy must start to take root in
the Arab


World. Well, it’s begun to
take root.8This
beginning holds the promise of a brilliant future of peace and


prosperity. For I believe
that a Middle East that is genuinely democratic will be a Middle East
truly at peace.
9

But while we hope and work
for the best, we must also recognize that powerful forces10
oppose this future.


They oppose modernity. They
oppose democracy. They oppose peace.


Foremost among these forces
is Iran. The tyranny in Tehran brutalizes its own people. It supports
attacks


against American troops in
Afghanistan and Iraq. It subjugates Lebanon and Gaza. It sponsors terror


worldwide.11

When I last stood here, I
spoke of the dire consequences of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Now
time is


running out, and the hinge of
history may soon turn. For the greatest danger facing humanity could
soon be


upon us: A militant Islamic
regime armed with nuclear weapons.


Militant Islam12threatens the
world. It threatens Islam.
I have no doubt that it will ultimately be defeated. It will


eventually succumb to the
forces of freedom and progress. But like other fanaticisms that were
doomed to


fail, militant Islam could
exact a horrific price from all of us before its inevitable demise.


A nuclear-armed Iran13 would
ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It would give terrorists
a nuclear


umbrella. It would make the
nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout
the world.


I want you to understand what
this means. They could put the bomb anywhere. They could put it on a


missile. It could be on a
container ship in a port, or in a suitcase on a subway.


Now the threat to my country
cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in
the


sand. Less than seven decades
after six million Jews were murdered, Iran’s leaders deny the Holocaust
of


the Jewish people, while
calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state.


Leaders who spew such venom14,
should be banned from every respectable forum on the planet. But there
is


something that makes the
outrage even greater: The lack of outrage. In much of the international


community, the calls for our
destruction are met with utter silence. It is even worse because there
are many


who rush to condemn Israel
for defending itself against Iran’s terror proxies.


But not you. Not America.15 You
have acted differently. You’ve condemned the Iranian regime for its
genocidal


aims. You’ve passed tough
sanctions against Iran. History will salute you America.


President Obama has said that
the United States is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear


weapons. He successfully led
the Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran. You in Congress
passed


even tougher sanctions. These
words and deeds are vitally important.
16

Yet the Ayatollah regime
briefly suspended its nuclear program only once, in 2003, when it
feared the


possibility of military
action. That same year, Muammar Qadaffi gave up his nuclear weapons
program, and


for the same reason. The more
Iran believes that all options are on the table, the less the chance of


confrontation. This is why I
ask you to continue to send an unequivocal message: That America will
never


permit Iran to develop
nuclear weapons.


As for Israel, if history has
taught the Jewish people anything, it is that we must take calls for
our destruction


seriously. We are a nation
that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. When we say never again, we
mean


never again. 17Israel always
reserves the right to defend itself.


My friends, while Israel will
be ever vigilant in its defense, we will never give up on our quest for
peace. I


guess we’ll give it up when
we achieve it. Israel wants peace. Israel needs peace. We’ve achieved
historic


peace agreements with Egypt
and Jordan that have held up for decades.


I remember what it was like
before we had peace. I was nearly killed in a firefight inside the Suez
Canal. I


mean that literally. I
battled terrorists along both banks of the Jordan River. Too many
Israelis have lost


loved ones. I know their
grief. I lost my brother.


So no one in Israel wants a
return to those terrible days. The peace with Egypt and Jordan has long
served


as an anchor of stability and
peace in the heart of the Middle East.


This peace should be
bolstered by economic and political support to all those who remain
committed to


peace.18

The peace agreements with
Egypt and Jordan are vital. But they’re not enough. We must also find a
way to


forge a lasting peace with
the Palestinians19.
Two years ago, I publicly committed to a solution of
two states


for two peoples: A
Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state20.


I am willing to make painful
compromises to achieve this historic peace21. As the leader of Israel, it
is my


responsibility to lead my
people to peace.


This is not easy for me. I
recognize that in a genuine peace, we will be required to give up parts
of the


Jewish homeland. In Judea and
Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers.22 We are not the


British in India. We are not
the Belgians in the Congo.


This is the land of our
forefathers, the Land of Israel, to which Abraham brought the idea of
one God, where


David set out to confront
Goliath, and where Isaiah saw a vision of eternal peace. No distortion
of history


can deny the four thousand
year old bond, between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.


But there is another truth:
The Palestinians share this small land with us. We seek a peace in
which they will


be neither Israel’s subjects
nor its citizens. They should enjoy a national life of dignity as a
free, viable and


independent people in their
own state.23
They should enjoy a prosperous economy, where their
creativity and


initiative can flourish.

We’ve already seen the
beginnings of what is possible. In the last two years,


the Palestinians have begun
to build a better life for themselves. Prime Minister Fayad has led
this effort. I


wish him a speedy recovery
from his recent operation.


We’ve helped the Palestinian
economy by removing hundreds of barriers and roadblocks24 to the free
flow of


goods and people. The results
have been nothing short of remarkable. The Palestinian economy is


booming. It’s growing by more
than 10% a year.


Palestinian cities look very
different today than they did just a few years ago. They have shopping
malls,


movie theaters, restaurants,
banks. They even have e-businesses. This is all happening without peace.


Imagine what could happen
with peace. Peace would herald a new day for both peoples. It would
make the


dream of a broader
Arab-Israeli peace a realistic possibility.


So now here is the question.
You have to ask it. If the benefits of peace with the Palestinians are
so clear,


why has peace eluded us?
Because all six Israeli Prime Ministers since the signing of Oslo
accords agreed


to establish a Palestinian
state. Myself included. So why has peace not been achieved? Because so
far, the


Palestinians have been
unwilling to accept a Palestinian state, if it meant accepting a Jewish
state alongside


it.

You see, our conflict has
never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has
always been


about the existence of the
Jewish state.25
This is what this conflict is about. In 1947, the United
Nations voted


to partition the land into a
Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes. The Palestinians
said no. In


recent years, the
Palestinians twice refused generous offers by Israeli Prime Ministers,
to establish a


Palestinian state on
virtually all the territory won by Israel in the Six Day War.


They were simply unwilling to
end the conflict. And I regret to say this: They continue to educate
their


children to hate.26 They
continue to name public squares after terrorists. And worst of all,
they continue to


perpetuate the fantasy that
Israel will one day be flooded by the descendants of Palestinian
refugees.


My friends, this must come to
an end. President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my
people,


and I told you it wasn’t easy
for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.”27 It is time for
President


Abbas to stand before his
people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.”
28

Those six words will change
history. They will make clear to the Palestinians that this conflict
must come to


an end. That they are not
building a state to continue the conflict with Israel, but to end it.
They will convince


the people of Israel that
they have a true partner for peace.29 With such a partner, the people of
Israel will be


prepared to make a far
reaching compromise. I will be prepared to make a far reaching
compromise.


This compromise must reflect
the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred since 1967. The vast


majority of the 650,000
Israelis who live beyond the 1967 lines, reside in neighborhoods and
suburbs of


Jerusalem and Greater Tel
Aviv.


These areas are densely
populated but geographically quite small. Under any realistic peace
agreement,


these areas, as well as other
places of critical strategic and national importance, will be
incorporated into the


final borders of Israel.

The status of the settlements
will be decided only in negotiations. But we must also be honest. So I
am


saying today something that
should be said publicly by anyone serious about peace. In any peace


agreement that ends the
conflict, some settlements will end up beyond Israel’s borders. The
precise


delineation of those borders
must be negotiated. We will be very generous on the size of a future
Palestinian


state. But as President Obama
said, the border will be different than the one that existed on June 4,
1967.


Israel will not return to the
indefensible lines of 1967.


We recognize that a
Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, independent and
prosperous.


President Obama rightly
referred to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, just as he
referred to the


future Palestinian state as
the homeland of the Palestinian people. Jews from around the world have
a right


to immigrate to the Jewish
state. Palestinians from around the world should have a right to
immigrate, if they


so choose, to a Palestinian
state. This means that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved
outside


the borders of Israel.

As for Jerusalem, only a
democratic Israel has protected freedom of worship for all faiths in
the city30.


Jerusalem must never again be
divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel. I know
that this


is a difficult issue for
Palestinians. But I believe with creativity and goodwill a solution can
be found.


This is the peace I plan to
forge with a Palestinian partner committed to peace. But you know very
well, that


in the Middle East, the only
peace that will hold is a peace you can defend.
31

So peace must be anchored in
security. In recent years, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon and Gaza.
But


we didn’t get peace. Instead,
we got 12,000 thousand rockets fired from those areas on our cities, on
our


children, by Hezbollah and
Hamas. The UN peacekeepers in Lebanon failed to prevent the smuggling
of this


weaponry. The European
observers in Gaza evaporated overnight. So if Israel simply walked out
of the


territories, the flow of
weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. Missiles
fired from it


could reach virtually every
home in Israel in less than a minute. I want you to think about that
too. Imagine


that right now we all had
less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket. Would you
live that


way? Would anyone live that
way? Well, we aren’t going to live that way either.
32

The truth is that Israel
needs unique security arrangements because of its unique size. Israel
is one of the


smallest countries in the
world. Mr. Vice President, I’ll grant you this. It’s bigger than
Delaware. It’s even


bigger than Rhode Island. But
that’s about it. Israel on the 1967 lines would be half the width of the


Washington Beltway.

Now here’s a bit of
nostalgia. I first came to Washington thirty years ago as a young
diplomat. It took me a


while, but I finally figured
it out: There is an America beyond the Beltway. But Israel on the 1967
lines would


be only nine miles wide. So
much for strategic depth.


So it is therefore absolutely
vital for Israel’s security that a Palestinian state be fully
demilitarized. And it is


vital that Israel maintain a
long-term military presence along the Jordan River. Solid security
arrangements


on the ground are necessary
not only to protect the peace, they are necessary to protect Israel in
case the


peace unravels. For in our
unstable region, no one can guarantee that our peace partners today
will be there


tomorrow.33

And when I say tomorrow, I
don’t mean some distant time in the future. I mean — tomorrow. Peace
can be


achieved only around the
negotiating table. The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement
through the


United Nations will not bring
peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see
this conflict


end.

I appreciate the President’s
clear position on this issue. Peace cannot be imposed. It must be
negotiated.


But it can only be negotiated
with partners committed to peace.
34

And Hamas is not a partner
for peace. Hamas remains committed to Israel’s destruction and to
terrorism.


They have a charter. That
charter not only calls for the obliteration of Israel, but says ‘kill
the Jews wherever


you find them’. Hamas’ leader
condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy
warrior.


Now again I want to make this
clear. Israel is prepared to sit down today and negotiate peace with the


Palestinian Authority.35 I
believe we can fashion a brilliant future of peace for our children.
But Israel will not


negotiate with a Palestinian
government backed by the Palestinian version of Al Qaeda.
36

So I say to President Abbas:
Tear up your pact with Hamas! Sit down and negotiate! Make peace with
the


Jewish state! And if you do,
I promise you this. Israel will not be the last country to welcome a
Palestinian


state as a new member of the
United Nations. It will be the first to do so.
37

My friends, the momentous
trials of the last century, and the unfolding events of this century,
attest to the


decisive role of the United
States in advancing peace and defending freedom. Providence entrusted
the


United States to be the
guardian of liberty. All peoples who cherish freedom owe a profound
debt of


gratitude to your great
nation. Among the most grateful nations is my nation, the people of
Israel, who have


fought for their liberty and
survival against impossible odds, in ancient and modern times alike.


I speak on behalf of the
Jewish people and the Jewish state when I say to you, representatives
of America,


Thank you. Thank you for your
unwavering support for Israel. Thank you for ensuring that the flame of


freedom burns bright
throughout the world. May God bless all of you. And may God forever
bless the United


States of America.

    1. With friends like America, who needs enemies? A
      series of American Presidents have let Israel down and sabotaged her,
      beginning with Carter. Obama must be numbered among the enemies of
      Israel. The Congress and electorate are friends of Israel, but they
      don’t make our foreign policy.
    2. That is a prime example of meaningless emotional
      bonding, much too shallow. “Getting” Usama, while necessary, is
      insufficient.
    3. That statement should have been dripping with
      sarcasm, I failed to detect any. Obama is not committed to Israel’s
      security, far from it.
    4. The real battle is between tyrants, not between
      tyranny and liberty.  Those who seek liberty are an insignificant
      minority, unlikely to prevail.
    5. Netanyahu brought out one crucial point concealed by Obama:
      the necessity of limited government. Without it, libertarian revolts
      are doomed to failure.
    6. One crucial element is missing: acknowledgment of
      the fact that those rights are contradicted by Islam; the two are
      incompatible.
    7. That brilliant statement of the blindingly
      obvious
      truth is a slap in the face to the E.U. & U.N. It should be
      restated early and often.
    8. Until Islam is removed, the seed will fall upon
      rocks and be consumed by birds or scorched by the sun. It can not
      sprout and blossom until Islam is eliminated.
    9. Peace is not a function of democracy. Democracy
      and aggression are not mutually exclusive. Democracies will only be
      peaceful if their electorates want peace and eschew aggression.
    10. The powerful force which opposes peace &
      freedom is Islam. Netanyahu should have named it.
    11. Why does Iran oppose liberty and sponsor
      terrorism? What “powerful force” motivates those policies?  “Its
      Islam, stupid!”.
    12. If you thought my headline was outrageous, now
      you will learn the reason, its in that statement: “militant Islam
      “Its Islam,
      stupid!”. The name stands alone, without adjectives, qualifiers or
      modifiers. “Its Islam,
      stupid!”. Islam’s purpose is the accrual of power, wealth & income.
      Its method is martial. These fatal facts are fully documented in
      another blog post: Islam’s Mercenary Mission, there you will
      find the relevant ayat & ahadith quoted and linked. Islam is
      militant by definition.

    1. Pakistan already has the bomb. It
      is just a matter of time before the regime falls to those more ready to
      use the bomb Nobody is willing to take effective action
      against Iran to prevent it from building a nuke.

    1. The leadership of Iran is not the
      problem. Its Islam, stupid!“. Open the Qur’an to 9:29 and read itRead JM Rodwell’s
      translation for its outstanding clarity. Turn next to 7:167Who will Allah send to
      torment the Jews?  Next, read Sahih Bukhari 4.52.177Iran did not
      invent Islamic genocide of Jews. Who did?  For the answer, turn to
      8:67.

    1. Every time Israel counter attacks, our
      President demands “restraint”. Have you so soon forgotten the
      bitter bitching about “Cast Lead”?

    1. Those sanctions are necessary and insufficient.
      Iran’s nuke program must be destroyed by military force.

    1. This line had strong emphasis in the video and
      for good reason.  There is no reason why Israel should submit to
      genocide.

    1. A nice retroactive swipe at Obama’s support for
      the revolt against Mubarak.  It will probably be misinterpreted to
      support paying tribute to the new Muslim Brotherhood regime.
    2. Islam does not make lasting peace, only ten year
      hudnas, which are contracts at will, subject to revocation when the
      Muslims gain sufficient strength to renew their aggression.

  1. They do not want a state, if they did,
    they would have accepted the partition plan in ’47 instead of waging
    war against Israel. They want Israel destroyed and the Jews massacred.
    Nothing less will satisfy their blood lust. Besides which, they are not
    a people, they are undifferentiated Arabs from Egypt & Syria.
  2. Compromising, negotiating & appeasing Islam
    result in more aggression, not in peace. All such gestures are
    perceived as signs of weakness, which emboldens the predator. Land for
    “peace” is a fool’s bargain, you will have neither land nor peace.

  3. A rarely stated truth: Jews are occupied, not
    occupying. Few will accept that fact.

  4. It is called Jordan.

  5. When you remove check points and security
    barriers, Jews die as a result, not a wise move.

  6. In a previous blog post:Victory: the Path to Peace.
    I detailed the Islamic foundation of violence against Israel.
    Rejectionism is about Allah’s promise of victory and his failure to
    make it permanent. Israel’s recovery of stolen hand and Islamic failure
    to reconquer it proves Allah to be an impotent idol. Muslims can not
    tolerate that blasphemous reality.
  7. Inculcating hate in the schools is an egregious
    violation of the Oslo Accords. While that violation continues, no new
    negotiation should be started.
  8. A foolish act of treason against Israel and the
    human race.
  9. The demand is impossible. Even if possible, no
    such statement could be trusted by any sentient person. Tolerance of
    Israel is tantamount to apostasy.
  10. In that case, the people of Israel would be
    damned fools, doomed to destruction and they would deserve it. Islam is
    a lie and Muslims are liars. Arafat talked peace in English to the
    press and war in Arabic to his brethren.
  11. That is a damned lie. Jews and Christians are
    restricted in their access to the Temple Mount and arrested if they
    attempt to pray there.
  12. Cognitive dissonance is right on the surface of
    that statement, easily seen and recognized. If Muslims wanted peace,
    the conflict would end. Instead, they want victory and expanded
    conquest.  Peace must be complete, absolute, exclusive and
    permanent. It can not exist while Muslims are Hellbent on world
    conquest.
  13. Then start expelling Muslims from the land of
    Israel, send them home, far beyond your borders. Rocket fire will only
    stop when there are no living Muslims within rocket range.
  14. More cognitive dissonance: he knows that peace
    is impossible but he can’t confess his knowledge, he can only vaguely
    imply it.
  15. Cognitive dissonance is clearly evident. We all
    know blessed well that Abbas has no interest in peace: “from the river
    to the sea”.  Israel has no partner for peace, never had one and
    never will.
  16. What do HAMAS and P.A. have in common? They are
    Muslims. They believe the same crap. They observe the same “religious
    obligation” to make annual military attacks against disbelievers.
    “Its Islam, stupid!”.  How can Netanyahu be so damned
    stupid?!
  17. Al-Qaeda, HAMAS Muslim Brotherhood & Islam
    are one. They are all the same. Read the HAMAS
    Charter
    . “The
    Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement’s programme is Islam. From
    it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the
    universe, life and man. It resorts to it for judgement in all its
    conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its steps.” … “
    Allah is its target, the
    Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and
    death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
    Anyone having a brain located outside of his anus should be able to
    comprehend the obvious identity. Al-Qaeda and HAMAS are Al-Ikhwan
    offshoots. The HAMAS Charter echoes that of the Brotherhood.  Get
    a clue, for Chrissake!!! Why in Hell is it called the Muslim
    Brotherhood?  “Its Islam, stupid!”!!!
  18. Idiot!
    There are 57 Islamic members outvoting us already, we don’t need any
    more!!  Such stupidity is incomprehensible.


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Obamination: Demands Israeli Suicide


Obamination: Demands Israeli Suicide

My response to President Obama’s treacherous remarks on the Middle East
has been delayed by the target rich nature of the speech and some work
that needed my immediate attention.  The full transcript of
remarks follows, with superscripts inserted. Each superscript is linked
to my response to the President’s lie.  Use your Backspace key to
return to the text after reading my comment.

Remarks by the President on the Middle East and
North Africa

State  Department, Washington, DC12:15 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank
you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very
much.  Thank you.  Please, have a seat.  Thank you very
much.  I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton, who has
traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new
landmark — one million frequent flyer miles.  (Laughter.)  I
count on Hillary every single day, and I believe that she will go down
as one of the finest Secretaries of State in our nation’s history.

The State Department is a
fitting venue to mark a new chapter in American diplomacy.  For
six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change taking place in
the Middle East and North Africa.  Square by square, town by town,
country by country, the people have risen up to demand their basic
human rights.1
Two leaders have stepped aside.  More may follow.  And though
these countries may be a great distance from our shores, we know that
our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and
security, by history and by faith.

Today, I want to talk about
this change — the forces that are driving2 it and how we
can respond in a way that advances our values and strengthens our
security.

Now, already, we’ve done much
to shift our foreign policy following a decade defined by two costly
conflicts3.
After years of war in Iraq, we’ve removed
100,000 American troops and ended our combat mission there.  In
Afghanistan, we’ve broken the Taliban’s momentum, and this July we will
begin to bring our troops home and continue a transition to Afghan
lead.  And after years of war against al Qaeda and its affiliates,
we have dealt al Qaeda a huge blow by killing its leader, Osama bin
Laden.4

Bin Laden was no martyr.
He was a mass murderer who offered a message of hate –- an insistence
that Muslims had to take up arms against the West5, and that
violence against men, women and children was the only path to
change.  He rejected democracy and individual rights for Muslims
in favor of violent extremism6;
his agenda focused on what
he could destroy -– not what he could build.

Bin Laden and his murderous
vision7 won some
adherents.  But even before his death,
al Qaeda was losing its struggle for relevance, as the overwhelming
majority of people saw that the slaughter of innocents did not answer
their cries for a better life8.
By the time we found
bin Laden, al Qaeda’s agenda9
had come to be seen by the
vast majority of the region as a dead end, and the people of the Middle
East and North Africa had taken their future into their own hands10.

That story of self-determination11
began six months ago in Tunisia.  On December 17th, a young vendor
named Mohammed Bouazizi was devastated when a police officer
confiscated his cart.  This was not unique.  It’s the same
kind of humiliation that takes place every day in many parts of the
world -– the relentless tyranny of governments that deny their citizens
dignity.  Only this time, something different happened.
After local officials refused to hear his complaints, this young man,
who had never been particularly active in politics, went to the
headquarters of the provincial government, doused himself in fuel, and
lit himself on fire.

There are times in the course
of history when the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for
change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has been
building up for years.  In America, think of the defiance of those
patriots in Boston who refused to pay taxes to a King, or the dignity
of Rosa Parks as she sat courageously in her seat.  So it was in
Tunisia, as that vendor’s act of desperation tapped into the frustration12
felt throughout the country.  Hundreds of protesters took to the
streets, then thousands.  And in the face of batons and sometimes
bullets, they refused to go home –- day after day, week after week –
until a dictator of more than two decades finally left power.

The story of this revolution,
and the ones that followed, should not have come as a surprise.
The nations of the Middle East and North Africa won their independence13
long ago, but in too many places their people did not.  In too
many countries, power has been concentrated in the hands of a
few.  In too many countries, a citizen like that young vendor had
nowhere to turn  -– no honest judiciary to hear his case; no
independent media to give him voice; no credible political party to
represent his views; no free and fair election where he could choose
his leader.14

And this lack of
self-determination –- the chance to make your life what you will –- has
applied to the region’s economy as well.  Yes, some nations are
blessed with wealth in oil and gas, and that has led to pockets of
prosperity.  But in a global economy based on knowledge, based on
innovation, no development strategy can be based solely upon what comes
out of the ground. Nor can people reach their potential when you cannot
start a business without paying a bribe.15

In the face of these
challenges, too many leaders in the region tried to direct their
people’s grievances elsewhere.  The West was blamed as the source
of all ills, a half-century after the end of colonialism.
Antagonism toward Israel became the only acceptable outlet for
political expression.  Divisions of tribe, ethnicity and religious
sect were manipulated as a means of holding on to power, or taking it
away from somebody else.

But the events of the past six
months show us that strategies of repression and strategies of
diversion will not work anymore.  Satellite television and the
Internet provide a window into the wider world -– a world of
astonishing progress in places like India and Indonesia and
Brazil.  Cell phones and social networks allow young people to
connect and organize like never before.  And so a new generation
has emerged.  And their voices tell us that change16
cannot be denied.

In Cairo, we heard the voice of
the young mother who said, “It’s like I can finally breathe fresh air
for the first time.”

In Sanaa, we heard the students
who chanted, “The night must come to an end.”

In Benghazi, we heard the
engineer who said, “Our words are free now.  It’s a feeling you
can’t explain.”

In Damascus, we heard the young
man who said, “After the first yelling, the first shout, you feel
dignity.”

Those shouts of human dignity
are being heard across the region.  And through the moral force of
nonviolence, the people of the region have achieved more change in six
months than terrorists have accomplished in decades.17

Of course, change of this
magnitude does not come easily.  In our day and age -– a time of
24-hour news cycles and constant communication –- people expect the
transformation of the region to be resolved in a matter of weeks.
But it will be years before this story reaches its end.  Along the
way, there will be good days and there will bad days.  In some
places, change will be swift; in others, gradual.  And as we’ve
already seen, calls for change may give way, in some cases, to fierce
contests for power.

The question before us is what
role America will play as this story unfolds.  For decades, the
United States has pursued a set of core interests in the region:
countering terrorism and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons;
securing the free flow of commerce and safe-guarding the security of
the region; standing up for Israel’s security and pursuing Arab-Israeli
peace.

We will continue to do these
things, with the firm belief that America’s interests are not hostile
to people’s hopes;18
they’re essential to them.  We
believe that no one benefits from a nuclear arms race in the region, or
al Qaeda’s brutal attacks.  We believe people everywhere would see
their economies crippled by a cut-off in energy supplies.  As we
did in the Gulf War, we will not tolerate aggression across borders19,
and we will keep our commitments to friends and partners.20

Yet we must acknowledge that a
strategy based solely upon the narrow pursuit of these interests will
not fill an empty stomach or allow someone to speak their mind.
Moreover, failure to speak to the broader aspirations21 of
ordinary people will only feed the suspicion that has festered for
years that the United States pursues our interests at their
expense.  Given that this mistrust runs both ways –- as Americans
have been seared by hostage-taking and violent rhetoric and terrorist
attacks that have killed thousands of our citizens -– a failure to
change our approach threatens a deepening spiral of division between
the United States and the Arab world.22

And that’s why, two years ago
in Cairo, I began to broaden our engagement based upon mutual interests
and mutual respect.  I believed then -– and I believe now -– that
we have a stake not just in the stability of nations, but in the
self-determination of individuals.23  The status quo is
not sustainable.  Societies held together by fear and repression
may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon
fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.

So we face a historic
opportunity.  We have the chance to show that America values the
dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the
dictator.24
There must be no doubt that the United
States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and
opportunity.  Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment
of promise.  But after decades of accepting the world as it is in
the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.25

Of course, as we do, we must
proceed with a sense of humility.  It’s not America that put
people into the streets of Tunis or Cairo -– it was the people
themselves who launched these movements, and it’s the people themselves
that must ultimately determine their outcome.

Not every country will follow
our particular form of representative democracy26, and there
will be times when our short-term interests don’t align perfectly with
our long-term vision for the region27.  But we can, and
we will, speak out for a set of core principles –- principles that have
guided our response to the events over the past six months:

The United States opposes the
use of violence and repression against the people of the region.28
(Applause.)

The United States supports a
set of universal rights.  And these rights include free speech,
the freedom of peaceful assembly, the freedom of religion, equality for
men and women under the rule of law, and the right to choose your own
leaders  -– whether you live in Baghdad or Damascus, Sanaa or
Tehran.29

And we support political and
economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa that can meet the
legitimate aspirations of ordinary people throughout the region.30

Our support for these
principles is not a secondary interest.  Today I want to make it
clear that it is a top priority that must be translated into concrete
actions, and supported by all of the diplomatic, economic and strategic
tools at our disposal.

Let me be specific.
First, it will be the policy of the United States to promote reform
across the region, and to support transitions to democracy. 31That effort
begins in Egypt and Tunisia, where the stakes are high -–
as Tunisia was at the vanguard of this democratic wave, and Egypt is
both a longstanding partner and the Arab world’s largest nation.32
Both nations can set a strong example through free and fair elections,
a vibrant civil society, accountable and effective democratic
institutions, and responsible regional leadership.33
But our support must also extend to nations where transitions have yet
to take place.

Unfortunately, in too many
countries, calls for change have thus far been answered by
violence.  The most extreme example is Libya, where Muammar
Qaddafi launched a war against his own people, promising to hunt them
down like rats.  As I said when the United States joined an
international coalition to intervene, we cannot prevent every injustice
perpetrated by a regime against its people, and we have learned from
our experience in Iraq just how costly and difficult it is to try to
impose regime change by force -– no matter how well-intentioned it may
be.34

But in Libya, we saw the
prospect of imminent massacre, we had a mandate for action, and heard
the Libyan people’s call for help.  Had we not acted along with
our NATO allies and regional coalition partners, thousands would have
been killed.  The message would have been clear:  Keep power
by killing as many people as it takes.  Now, time is working
against Qaddafi. He does not have control over his country.  The
opposition has organized a legitimate and credible Interim
Council.  And when Qaddafi inevitably leaves or is forced from
power, decades of provocation will come to an end, and the transition
to a democratic Libya can proceed.35

While Libya has faced violence
on the greatest scale, it’s not the only place where leaders have
turned to repression to remain in power.  Most recently, the
Syrian regime has chosen the path of murder and the mass arrests of its
citizens.  The United States has condemned these actions, and
working with the international community we have stepped up our
sanctions on the Syrian regime –- including sanctions announced
yesterday on President Assad and those around him.

The Syrian people have shown
their courage in demanding a transition to democracy.  President
Assad now has a choice:  He can lead that transition, or get out
of the way.  The Syrian government must stop shooting
demonstrators and allow peaceful protests.  It must release
political prisoners and stop unjust arrests.  It must allow human
rights monitors to have access to cities like Dara’a; and start a
serious dialogue to advance a democratic transition.  Otherwise,
President Assad and his regime will continue to be challenged from
within and will continue to be isolated abroad.

So far, Syria has followed its
Iranian ally, seeking assistance from Tehran in the tactics of
suppression.  And this speaks to the hypocrisy of the Iranian
regime, which says it stand for the rights of protesters abroad, yet
represses its own people at home.  Let’s remember that the first
peaceful protests in the region were in the streets of Tehran, where
the government brutalized women and men, and threw innocent people into
jail.36
We still hear the chants echo from the
rooftops of Tehran.  The image of a young woman dying in the
streets is still seared in our memory.  And we will continue to
insist that the Iranian people deserve their universal rights, and a
government that does not smother their aspirations.

Now, our opposition to Iran’s
intolerance and Iran’s repressive measures, as well as its illicit
nuclear program and its support of terror, is well known.  But if
America is to be credible, we must acknowledge that at times our
friends in the region have not all reacted to the demands for
consistent change — with change that’s consistent with the principles
that I’ve outlined today.  That’s true in Yemen, where President
Saleh needs to follow through on his commitment to transfer
power.  And that’s true today in Bahrain.

Bahrain is a longstanding
partner, and we are committed to its security.  We recognize that
Iran has tried to take advantage of the turmoil there, and that the
Bahraini government has a legitimate interest in the rule of law.

Nevertheless, we have insisted
both publicly and privately that mass arrests and brute force are at
odds with the universal rights of Bahrain’s citizens, and we will –
and such steps will not make legitimate calls for reform go away.
The only way forward is for the government and opposition to engage in
a dialogue, and you can’t have a real dialogue when parts of the
peaceful opposition are in jail.  (Applause.)  The government
must create the conditions for dialogue, and the opposition must
participate to forge a just future for all Bahrainis.37

Indeed, one of the broader
lessons to be drawn from this period is that sectarian divides need not
lead to conflict.  In Iraq, we see the promise of a multiethnic,
multisectarian democracy.  The Iraqi people have rejected the
perils of political violence in favor of a democratic process, even as
they’ve taken full responsibility for their own security.  Of
course, like all new democracies, they will face setbacks.  But
Iraq is poised to play a key role in the region if it continues its
peaceful progress.  And as they do, we will be proud to stand with
them as a steadfast partner.38

So in the months ahead, America
must use all our influence to encourage reform in the region.
Even as we acknowledge that each country is different, we need to speak
honestly about the principles that we believe in, with friend and foe
alike.  Our message is simple:  If you take the risks that
reform entails, you will have the full support of the United States. 39

We must also build on our
efforts to broaden our engagement beyond elites, so that we reach the
people who will shape the future -– particularly young people.  We
will continue to make good on the commitments that I made in Cairo -–
to build networks of entrepreneurs and expand exchanges in education,
to foster cooperation in science and technology, and combat
disease.  Across the region, we intend to provide assistance to
civil society, including those that may not be officially sanctioned,
and who speak uncomfortable truths.  And we will use the
technology to connect with -– and listen to –- the voices of the people.

For the fact is, real reform
does not come at the ballot box alone.  Through our efforts we
must support those basic rights to speak your mind and access
information.  We will support open access to the Internet, and the
right of journalists to be heard -– whether it’s a big news
organization or a lone blogger.  In the 21st century, information
is power, the truth cannot be hidden, and the legitimacy of governments
will ultimately depend on active and informed citizens.

Such open discourse is
important even if what is said does not square with our
worldview.  Let me be clear, America respects the right of all
peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard, even if we disagree with
them.  And sometimes we profoundly disagree with them.

We look forward to working with
all who embrace genuine and inclusive democracy.40
What we will oppose is an attempt by any group to restrict the rights
of others, and to hold power through coercion and not consent.
Because democracy depends not only on elections, but also strong and
accountable institutions, and the respect for the rights of minorities.41

Such tolerance is particularly
important when it comes to religion.  In Tahrir Square, we heard
Egyptians from all walks of life chant, “Muslims, Christians, we are
one.”  America will work to see that this spirit prevails -– that
all faiths are respected, and that bridges are built among them.
42

In a region that was the birthplace of three world religions,
intolerance can lead only to suffering and stagnation.  And for
this season of change to succeed, Coptic Christians must have the right
to worship freely in Cairo, just as Shia must never have their mosques
destroyed in Bahrain.43

What is true for religious
minorities is also true when it comes to the rights of women.
History shows that countries are more prosperous and more peaceful when
women are empowered.  And that’s why we will continue to insist
that universal rights apply to women as well as men -– by focusing
assistance on child and maternal health; by helping women to teach, or
start a business; by standing up for the right of women to have their
voices heard, and to run for office.  The region will never reach
its full potential when more than half of its population is prevented
from achieving their full potential. 44 (Applause.)

Now, even as we promote
political reform, even as we promote human rights in the region, our
efforts can’t stop there.  So the second way that we must support
positive change in the region is through our efforts to advance
economic development for nations that are transitioning to democracy. 45

After all, politics alone has
not put protesters into the streets.  The tipping point for so
many people is the more constant concern of putting food on the table
and providing for a family.46
Too many people in the
region wake up with few expectations other than making it through the
day, perhaps hoping that their luck will change.  Throughout the
region, many young people have a solid education, but closed economies
leave them unable to find a job.  Entrepreneurs are brimming with
ideas, but corruption leaves them unable to profit from those
ideas.

The greatest untapped resource
in the Middle East and North Africa is the talent of its people.
In the recent protests, we see that talent on display, as people
harness technology to move the world.  It’s no coincidence that
one of the leaders of Tahrir Square was an executive for Google.
That energy now needs to be channeled, in country after country, so
that economic growth can solidify the accomplishments of the
street.  For just as democratic revolutions can be triggered by a
lack of individual opportunity, successful democratic transitions
depend upon an expansion of growth and broad-based prosperity.

So, drawing from what we’ve
learned around the world, we think it’s important to focus on trade,
not just aid; on investment, not just assistance.  The goal must
be a model in which protectionism gives way to openness, the reigns of
commerce pass from the few to the many, and the economy generates jobs
for the young.  America’s support for democracy will therefore be
based on ensuring financial stability, promoting reform, and
integrating competitive markets with each other and the global
economy.  And we’re going to start with Tunisia and Egypt.

First, we’ve asked the World
Bank and the International Monetary Fund to present a plan at next
week’s G8 summit for what needs to be done to stabilize and modernize
the economies of Tunisia and Egypt.  Together, we must help them
recover from the disruptions of their democratic upheaval, and support
the governments that will be elected later this year.  And we are
urging other countries to help Egypt and Tunisia meet its near-term
financial needs.

Second, we do not want a
democratic Egypt to be saddled by the debts of its past.47
So we will relieve a democratic Egypt of up to $1 billion in debt, and
work with our Egyptian partners to invest these resources to foster
growth and entrepreneurship.  We will help Egypt regain access to
markets by guaranteeing $1 billion in borrowing that is needed to
finance infrastructure and job creation.  And we will help newly
democratic governments recover assets that were stolen.

Third, we’re working with
Congress to create Enterprise Funds to invest in Tunisia and
Egypt.  And these will be modeled on funds that supported the
transitions in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
OPIC will soon launch a $2 billion facility to support private
investment across the region.  And we will work with the allies to
refocus the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development so that it
provides the same support for democratic transitions and economic
modernization in the Middle East and North Africa as it has in Europe.

Fourth, the United States will
launch a comprehensive Trade and Investment Partnership Initiative in
the Middle East and North Africa.  If you take out oil exports,
this entire region of over 400 million people exports roughly the same
amount as Switzerland.  So we will work with the EU to facilitate
more trade within the region, build on existing agreements to promote
integration with U.S. and European markets, and open the door for those
countries who adopt high standards of reform and trade liberalization
to construct a regional trade arrangement.  And just as EU
membership served as an incentive for reform in Europe, so should the
vision of a modern and prosperous economy create a powerful force for
reform in the Middle East and North Africa.

Prosperity also requires
tearing down walls that stand in the way of progress -– the corruption
of elites who steal from their people; the red tape that stops an idea
from becoming a business; the patronage that distributes wealth based
on tribe or sect.  We will help governments meet international
obligations, and invest efforts at anti-corruption — by working with
parliamentarians who are developing reforms, and activists who use
technology to increase transparency and hold government
accountable.  Politics and human rights; economic reform.48

Let me conclude by talking
about another cornerstone of our approach to the region, and that
relates to the pursuit of peace.

For decades, the conflict
between Israelis and Arabs has cast a shadow over the region.49
For Israelis, it has meant living with the fear that their children
could be blown up on a bus or by rockets fired at their homes, as well
as the pain of knowing that other children in the region are taught to
hate them.  For Palestinians, it has meant suffering the
humiliation of occupation, and never living in a nation of their own.50
Moreover, this conflict has come with a larger cost to the Middle East,
as it impedes partnerships that could bring greater security and
prosperity and empowerment to ordinary people.51

For over two years, my
administration has worked with the parties and the international
community to end this conflict52,
building on decades of
work by previous administrations.  Yet expectations have gone
unmet.  Israeli settlement activity continues. 53
Palestinians have walked away from talks.  The world looks at a
conflict that has grinded on and on and on, and sees nothing but
stalemate.54
Indeed, there are those who argue that
with all the change and uncertainty in the region, it is simply not
possible to move forward now.55

I disagree.  At a time
when the people of the Middle East and North Africa are casting off the
burdens of the past, the drive for a lasting peace that ends the
conflict and resolves all claims is more urgent than ever. 56
That’s certainly true for the two parties involved.

For the Palestinians, efforts
to delegitimize Israel will end in failure.57  Symbolic
actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won’t
create an independent state. Palestinian leaders will not achieve peace
or prosperity58
if Hamas insists on a path of terror and
rejection.  And Palestinians will never realize their independence59
by denying the right of Israel to exist.

As for Israel, our friendship
is rooted deeply in a shared history and shared values.  Our
commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable. 60 And we
will stand against attempts to single it out for criticism in
international forums61
But precisely because of our
friendship, it’s important that we tell the truth:62
The status quo is unsustainable63,
and Israel too must act
boldly to advance a lasting peace.

The fact is, a growing number
of Palestinians live west of the Jordan River.  Technology will
make it harder for Israel to defend itself.  A region undergoing
profound change will lead to populism in which millions of people -–
not just one or two leaders — must believe peace is possible. 64
The international community is tired of an endless process that never
produces an outcome.65
The dream of a Jewish and democratic
state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.66

Now, ultimately, it is up to
the Israelis and Palestinians to take action.67  No
peace can be imposed upon them68
— not by the United
States; not by anybody else.  But endless delay won’t make the
problem go away69.
What America and the international
community can do is to state frankly what everyone knows — a lasting
peace will involve two states for two peoples:70
Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people, and
the state of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people, each
state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace.71

So while the core issues of the
conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is
clear:  a viable Palestine,72
a secure Israel.73
The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states74,
with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and
permanent Israeli borders with Palestine.  We believe the borders
of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually
agreed swaps,75
so that secure76
and recognized
borders are established for both states.  The Palestinian people
must have the right to govern themselves77, and reach their full
potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state. 78

As for security, every state
has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself
-– by itself -– against any threat79.  Provisions must
also be robust enough to prevent a resurgence of terrorism80,
to stop the infiltration of weapons, and to provide effective border
security81.
The full and phased withdrawal of Israeli
military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of
Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized
state82.
And the duration of this transition period
must be agreed, and the effectiveness of security arrangements must be
demonstrated.83

These principles provide a
foundation for negotiations.84
Palestinians should
know the territorial outlines of their state; Israelis should know that
their basic security concerns will be met85.  I’m aware
that these steps alone will not resolve the conflict, because two
wrenching and emotional issues will remain:  the future of
Jerusalem86,
and the fate of Palestinian refugees.87
But moving forward now on the basis of territory and security provides
a foundation to resolve those two issues in a way that is just and
fair, and that respects the rights and aspirations of both Israelis and
Palestinians. 88

Now, let me say this:
Recognizing that negotiations need to begin with the issues of
territory and security does not mean that it will be easy to come back
to the table.  In particular, the recent announcement of an
agreement between Fatah and Hamas raises profound and legitimate
questions for Israel:  How can one negotiate with a party that has
shown itself unwilling to recognize your right to exist?89
And in the weeks and months to come, Palestinian leaders will have to
provide a credible answer to that question. 90 Meanwhile,
the United States, our Quartet partners, and the Arab states will need
to continue every effort to get beyond the current impasse.

I recognize how hard this will
be.  Suspicion and hostility91 has been passed on for
generations, and at times it has hardened. But I’m convinced that the
majority of Israelis and Palestinians would rather look to the future
than be trapped in the past. 92
We see that spirit in the
Israeli father whose son was killed by Hamas, who helped start an
organization that brought together Israelis and Palestinians who had
lost loved ones.  That father said, “I gradually realized that the
only hope for progress was to recognize the face of the
conflict.”  We see it in the actions of a Palestinian who lost
three daughters to Israeli shells in Gaza.  “I have the right to
feel angry,” he said.  “So many people were expecting me to
hate.  My answer to them is I shall not hate.  Let us hope,”
he said, “for tomorrow.”93

That is the choice that must be
made -– not simply in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but across the
entire region -– a choice between hate and hope;94 between
the shackles of the past and the promise of the future.  It’s a
choice that must be made by leaders and by the people, and it’s a
choice that will define the future of a region that served as the
cradle of civilization and a crucible of strife.

For all the challenges that lie
ahead, we see many reasons to be hopeful.  In Egypt, we see it in
the efforts of young people who led protests. 95 In Syria,
we see it in the courage of those who brave bullets while chanting,
“peaceful, peaceful.”  In Benghazi, a city threatened with
destruction, we see it in the courthouse square where people gather to
celebrate the freedoms that they had never known.  Across the
region, those rights that we take for granted are being claimed with
joy by those who are prying loose the grip of an iron fist.96

For the American people, the
scenes of upheaval in the region may be unsettling, but the forces
driving it are not unfamiliar.  Our own nation was founded through
a rebellion against an empire. 97
Our people fought a
painful Civil War that extended freedom and dignity to those who were
enslaved.  And I would not be standing here today unless past
generations turned to the moral force of nonviolence as a way to
perfect our union –- organizing, marching, protesting peacefully
together to make real those words that declared our nation:  “We
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal.”

Those words must guide our
response to the change that is transforming the Middle East and North
Africa -– words which tell us that repression will fail, and that
tyrants will fall, and that every man and woman is endowed with certain
inalienable rights. 98

It will not be easy.
There’s no straight line to progress, and hardship always accompanies a
season of hope.  But the United States of America was founded on
the belief that people should govern themselves.  And now we
cannot hesitate to stand squarely on the side of those who are reaching
for their rights, knowing that their success will bring about a world
that is more peaceful, more stable, and more just.99

Thank you very much,
everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.

  1. Few rose up to demand rights, most
    demanded power. The supposed uprising is a power grab; its about the
    identity of the dictator and who gets the loot, not about
    democracy.
  2. The grain of sand at the core of this pearl of
    revolt is economic: the escalating price of food resulting from a poor
    harvest in Russia, increasing demand in China and the diversion of
    grain to make motor fuel.
  3. Does anyone hear him bitching about the cost of
    WW1, WWII, etc?  No, he is bitterly bitching about the cost of the
    invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.  Afghanistan sponsored the
    accursed abomination 9/11.  Obama implied that we should ignore
    that and let them get away with it just as we ignored the Cole,
    Embassies, khobar Towers & WTC1.   Ignoring those attacks gave
    the enemy the courage to perpetrate the Gd’d abomination.  We
    should not be paying in blood and treasure, we should be destroying
    those nations that sponsored the attacks. That is what Nukes are for.
    Lets use them and be done with the matter.
  4. Our troops should have stayed home. We should
    have sent Fat Man instead.  When we leave, Iraq will be firmly
    under the control of Iran. We are losers, having wasted precious blood
    and treasure.  The Taliban’s momentun is meaningless. Wen we
    leave, they take over. No other outcome is possible.  Killing
    Usama makes no difference; he will be replaced.  So long as Iraq
    & Afghanistan remain populated by Muslims, we have wasted our blood
    and treasure in a losing enterprise; a fool’s errand of the worst
    sort.
  5. The message of hate & war ain’t Usama’s it
    belongs to Muhammad. “Its Islam, stupid!”
  6. Change is not the objective; loot is. Islam is
    all about conquest for the loot it brings. Open your Qur’an to Surah Al-Anfal
    and read ayat 1, 41 & 67. Who gets the spoils?  What was Moe’s
    motivation?  Islam is about theocracy, not democracy. Open your
    Qur’an and read Surah Al-Ahzab 36
    to see who rules.  Islamic aggression is normative, not
    extreme.  War is  its core.  Read Al-Anfal again,
    folowed by At-Taubah. What did Allah command Muslims to do?  What
    do believers do?  Get a clue.
  7. It ain’t Usama’s vision, it is Moe’s. “Its Islam,
    stupid!”  “Fight them until…” is a pattern set by  8:39, 9:29 & Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387; can you get a clue?
  8. If truth passes Obama’s lips, its by accident,
    not intention.  Their
    ‘better life’ is waiting for them beyond the grave. To them, the life
    of this world is but idle sport, worthless compared to Allah’s
    celestial bordello. Damned fools deny this; they will not read 9:38, 111 & 4:74 to learn the truth; instead they will chortle
    in their smug, smarmy ‘moral superiority’.
  9. The agenda is Moe’s, not Usama’s. “Its Islam,
    stupid!”
  10. The uprisings are contests for power,
    piggybacked on economic unrest.  The revolutionaries are Muslims,
    would be tyrants, not democrats. They seek power, not freedom.
  11. It is about self-aggrandizement, not
    self-determination. Muslim societies are tribal, not individualistic.
    Its all about seizing and retaining power.
  12. Islam is predation, not productivity. Islam is
    about obtaining power, income and wealth through the use of force, by
    taking it from its creators.
  13. Malarkey!!!  They got rid of colonial
    rulers, but did not obtain independence. They are dependent on foreign
    aid for survival. They replaced one set of tyrants with another,
    exchanging local tyranny for foreign.
  14. And they never will, because they are Muslims,
    seeking to be ruled by Muslims, and Islam is tyranny. Only Allah has
    the right to rule, which he exercises through Moe’s successors.
  15. How
    do you start or maintain a business in New
    York, New Jersey or Chicago without paying bribes?  Why did Trump,
    supposedly a Conservative Republican, contribute to the campaign
    war chests of Schumer & Emmanuel? How stupid and gullible do you
    think we are?
  16. Change is not improvement. Death is a change,
    but not an improvement.  Illness is a change, but not an
    improvement. The Russian Revolution was a change, not an improvement.
    Obamination is a change,  not an improvement!
  17. Terrorists seek power: local, regional &
    global domination.  Their strategic objective is unacceptable
    and intolerable because it is evil. The revolutionaries seek the same
    thing as the terrorists: power for its own sake.  They are not
    bringing liberty, they are exchanging tyrants, tyrants who will sponsor
    terrorists.
  18. Those people are Muslims: slaves of Satan. Their
    hope is to conquer and enslave us; to live in luxury off our labor.
  19. Russia, China, N. Korea & Pakistan benefit
    financially from the nuclear arms race.  Its about obtaining the
    means of eradicating Israel. The dealers in arms and explosives benefit
    from al-Qaida’s attacks. OPEC seeks to profit by throttling us with the
    oil spigot.  You won’t tolerate aggression? Isn’t that
    special.  What will you do about?  When Israel retaliates,
    you dance about chanting “restraint”. You should be restrained, with a
    strait jacket.
  20. Obviously you are no friend of Israel. You broke
    commitments made by previous Presidents. You demanded ’67 borders. You
    threw away Israel’s bargaining chips.
  21. Aspirations? They aspire to a good seat in the
    highest level of the celestial bordello, obtained by being killed in
    battle against Jews & Christians. You don’t seem to comprehend
    their saying that they love death more than we love life.  But you
    do, because you are one of them; a traitor and enemy to America and the
    human race as a whole.
  22. This is not a golf game; this is life &
    death: existential conflict between Islam and civilization.
    Civilization can only prevail if it exterminates Islam. The best tactic
    is suggested by page 60 of The
    Qur’anic Concept of War
    :
    destroy their faith, emancipate them from enslavement to Allah.
    If you can’t or won’t do that, then victory will require mass slaughter
    through the use of nuclear weapons.
  23. There
    are few grosser fictions than “mutual interest” and “mutual respect”
    between Islam and Western Civilization.  Shahid status is their
    highest aspiration: they earn a better seat in the celestial bordello
    if they are killed in battle against us.  They do not want what we
    want, they want to conquer the world or die trying. They don’t respect
    us, they consider us lower than dirt: najis, ranking with dog
    excrement.
  24. The dignity of the street vendor is not at
    stake, he is dead. His peers are enslaved to Allah, and subjects of a
    dictator. Neither status has improved or will improve. Licking the
    brown spot beneath Satan’s tail does nothing to improve their lot in
    life.
  25. Blessed right, a world without Islam!!! Sadly,
    that is not what Obama has in mind.
  26. The true national treasure is limited
    government: a constitution which puts limits on government activity, to
    reduce the damage it can do. In recent decades, it has been breached
    more often than not. So long as the population is primarily Islamic,
    and the Qur’an is the basis of their legislation, they will never be
    free and never have the dignity & self determination Obama dreams
    of.
  27. Our short term interests include preventing
    terrorist attacks and maintaining free flow of oil and commerce. Our
    long term interests extend those and add replacing Islam with secular,
    representative and limited government.  Obama’s anal osculation is
    counterproductive both short and long term.
  28. Isn’t that special. We oppose violent
    repression. How about violent revolution to replace nominally secular
    and moderate tyrants with Islamic theocracies that will increase their
    sponsorship of terrorism?  Which is preferable?  Were we
    better off with Mubarak?  Will we be better off with al-Ikhwan?
  29. Freedom of religion? For Copts in Egypt?
    For Christian minorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya &
    Nigeria?  Yeah, right.  Gender equality, like in Saudi
    Arabia? Choose your own leaders: al-Ikhwan, the parent of HAMAS;
    great leadership. Yeah, right.
  30. There are differences between form and
    substance. Obama worships form, rejecting substance. They are Muslims;
    Islam is all about global conquest. Nothing is going to change that, no
    matter who occupies the throne or how he is selected.
  31. Back to the form || substance dichotomy.
    Democracy means mob rule. Is that what we really want for Africa &
    Arabia?  There will be no good outcome until the region’s
    population quits being Muslim and starts being secular, intelligent,
    educated & freedom loving. None of those things is likely to happen
    soon.
  32. Obama continues to ignore the Qur’an verses
    which command Muslims not to be friends or partners with Kuffar. he
    forgets that the peace between Egypt and Israel has been a cold peace,
    now threatened by the revolutionaries.
  33. High sounding words, hot air signifying
    nothing.  No such pleasant outcomes will come to pass. Instead,
    bloodshed, tyranny and economic ruin lie in store. Why did Obama
    abandon the green revolution in Iran to let it die in the
    streets?  There is no better place for a revolution, no nation in
    the region needs it more urgently. But Obama dithers while Khomeini
    & his satrap in Syria slaughter rebels with abandon. Why cultivate
    beneath the nose what grows wild a little lower?  Obama has a
    major consistency problem.
  34. Change and improvement are not synonymous terms.
    Change is as likely to be detrimental as beneficial. We accomplished
    nothing in Iraq because we did not emancipate its people from slavery
    to Allah.  While there is Islam, there can be no real improvement
    in the region.
  35. If a lion and a bear are decimating your sheep,
    and you find the two in mortal combat, let them kill each other.
    The dictator was behind PanAm 103. The rebels returned from fighting us
    in Iraq.  The more of them die the better.
  36. Why did you sit on the sidelines when the
    rebellion was in full swing after the stolen election?  There is
    no more vital venue for revolution. We need to be rid of that regime!!!
  37. Just give them what they want, forget the
    consequences. The mob must get its way; let Iran take over the region.
    Yeah, right.
  38. “Take not as friends”… The Qur’an is explicit;
    Muslims are prohibited from friendship and partnership with kuffar.
    Islam must dominate, never subordinate; never equal.
  39. This is about who rules, not how they rule. How
    they rule won’t change. Once the throne is in possession, the promises
    go out the window. Obama continues to confuse form and substance.
  40. Democracy is mob rule, they had that  in
    Egypt & Tunisia.  Islam is theocracy, the two are
    incompatible.  Muslims are not candidates for citizenship in
    representative governments.  Re-read 33:36 until you understand
    that only Allah has the right to rule.
  41. Respect for the rights of minorities is not part
    of Islam, as anyone would know who would take the time to read the Pact
    of Umar. Or you might turn to Reliance of the Traveller, O11.5.
  42. All one? Like the Three Musketeers?  Is
    that why they blow up churches and burn down Christian homes &
    businesses?  Tolerance is not part of Islam. Doubters &
    dissenters should read 3:85 & 9:29.  Declaring and waging war is not
    tolerance.
  43. Where are those Copts to worship? Egyptian law
    forbids them to build churches. If they worship in the open, they are
    mobbed. The revolt does nothing to alter that fact.
  44. Islam rules all aspects of human life where it
    is dominant. In Islam, women are fields to be plowed, inferior to men and deficient in intelligence & religion. How does
    Obama expect the revolution to change the Qur’an & hadith?  It
    is an affirmation, not a denunciation of Islam.
  45. Economic development; that’s the ticket!
    Industrialize Arabia and export our jobs to them. What do we need jobs
    for anyway?  With industrialization and economic development, they
    will be better enabled to stockpile weapons, sponsor terrorism and
    expand their nuclear weapons development.  What a great plan!
  46. Why are Egyptians having trouble affording
    food?  Economic development in Asia has increased imports,
    reducing available supply and increasing prices to Egyptians. Russia’s
    lost harvest exacerbated the problem.  And we have been burning
    corn in our cars; corn that would have been fed to cattle or humans,
    once again reducing supply and increasing price, artificially, by
    government fiat.  Obamination policy is part of the problem, not
    part of the solution.
  47. We are trillions in debt; we don’t have a
    billion to give away. How do you expect to pay for it?  Democratic
    Egypt? No such thing exists nor will it. Egypt has exchanged one tyrant
    for another. The vain imaginings of Obamination are bad enough,
    throwing money at them is worse.  Borrow a billion and flush it
    down the sewer; what a great idea!
  48. Investing billions we don’t have and can’t pay
    back; investing them in our enemies. What a great plan!
  49. Decades? How many decades since 638? What did
    Moe do to the Jews at the Khaibar Oasis?  Meccan camel caravans
    were his first victims, Jews were his second victims.  Perhaps
    Obama should read 9:29 again.  What part of “fight those
    who”…”until” does he not understand?  Maybe he does not
    understand 7:167.
    Who is it that Allah will continually send to torment the Jews?  What will Jesus do when he returns? What did Moe say to the Jews? Does that apply
    locally or globally? What was Moe’s preference for
    sequence of conquest, Israel or Yemen?
  50. When have the SandMaggots had a nation of their
    own? What was its name? Who were its leaders? What was its currency?
    Palestine & Palestinian are malignant malarkey. No such place or
    people exist. The entire narrative is  a malignant maundery fabricated for political purposes.
    They are not a people, they are undifferentiated Arabs and the
    descendants of  their slaves. If they wanted a state of their own,
    why did they not demand it between 1948 & 1967 while Egypt &
    Jordan illegally held the territories?
  51. Exactly what part of “Take not as friends” do
    you not comprehend? Allah explicitly forbids friendship &
    partnership with Jews! Get a clue!! 3:118, 4:89, 144, 5:51, 5760:1, 13.
  52. Only a damned fool expects to end an existential
    conflict.  When one party is determined to exterminate the other,
    the conflict can not be ended short of exterminating one party.
    What part of this does Obama not comprehend?  The gates of
    Paradise will not swing open for Muslims until they kill the last Jew.
    Get a clue.
  53. Blame the victims, thats the ticket. Settlements
    are not the obstacle to peace; Islam is. “Its Islam, stupid!” I
    previously presented links to the ayeh & hadith which drive the
    conflict. Muslims perceive a divine mandate to exterminate Jews. The
    celestial bordello won’t open for them until they finish that
    task.  Exactly what part of this do you not comprehend?
    Obtain a brain.
  54. Translation: “The world is impatient for the
    destruction of Israel & extermination of the Jews. The statement
    tells us which side Obamination is on. While Obama presides, America is
    one of Israel’s enemies, not its friend.
  55. Existential conflict can only end in
    extermination. Anyone with a scintilla of morality will recognize the
    aggressor as the one who should be exterminated.  Who invaded and
    occupied Israel in 638?  Now you know the identity of the
    aggressor: “Its Islam, stupid!”.
  56. Ending the conflict requires ending the
    existence of Islam. The current revolt is Islamic, it is increasing,
    not decreasing Islamic fervor for exterminating the Jews.  That
    which Obamination views  as an opportunity is really an obstacle
    in the path to peace.  While there is Islam, there is no
    peace.  Islam and peace can not coexist.
  57. Oh, really? Then why are you constantly bitching
    about “settlements”?  Obamination is part of the campaign to deny
    Israel’s legitimacy.
  58. It will unless you cast a veto in the Security
    Council. I have no faith in your intention to veto the resolution
    because I know that you are an enemy, not a friend of Israel.
    Fallestinian leaders do not seek peace and prosperity, they seek
    conquest and plunder. They will not accomplish what they do not seek.
  59. Independence is not their strategic objective;
    genocide is. They perceive politicide & genocide to be
    prerequisites to admission to the celestial bordello. “Its Islam,
    stupid!”
  60. Nobody committed to Israel’s security would
    demand that Israel use “restraint” in self-defense.  Neither would
    one so committed demand that Israel surrender land for nothing.
    Nor would they demand that Israel allow enemy gun emplacements on high
    ground with a commanding view of all of her territory.  Israel
    will have no security until there are no living Muslims within rocket
    range. “Its Islam, stupid!”
  61. One vote against more than 40; lotsa good that
    does.
  62. The next time Obama tells the truth about the
    Mid East conflict will be the first time.
  63. There can not be lasting peace without peace.
    There can not be peace while Islam exists with Muslims to practice it.
    “Its Islam, stupid!”.  Islam is a demonic mandate to conquer the
    world. All conquered territory must be held, and if lost,
    reconquered.  Get a clue; read the HAMAS
    charter
    .
  64. First, they must believe that peace is
    desirable. Second, they must have an accurate and objective definition
    of peace.  To Muslims, peace is after  they complete their
    world conquest.  They do not want peace, they want victory. “Its
    Islam, stupid!”.
  65. The “world community” wants Israel and the Jews
    eradicated. So does Obamination. Antisemitism is not exclusive to
    Muslims, just more intense and widespread among them. They don’t want
    an end to the conflict, they don’t want peace, they want victory.
    Nobody is anti war, they are all pro victory; enemy victory.
  66. “Occupation”: the supreme shibboleth. Israel is
    occupied by Muslim Arabs, not occupying. In 638, Caliph Umar completed
    the conquest of Israel. Muslims occupied Israel. Their descendants are
    still there, and more of them were attracted by increasing prosperity
    after Jews began reclaiming the land and making it productive.
    Israel was not smart enough to expel the occupiers, instead Israel
    begged them to remain in place. The Arabs fled to clear the way for
    genocidal conquest, which failed.  Allowing them to return would
    be suicidally stupid. They tried again in ’67 and Israel regained more
    of the land stolen from her. That is justice, not occupation.
  67. Only the Muslims can make peace peacefully, and
    they will not. Israel can only make peace by exterminating them. No
    negotiation, no concession, no good will gesture; nothing less than
    exterminating the local Muslims can make peace in the region. Israel
    will have peace when there are no living Muslims within rocket range,
    not before.
  68. If you recognize the fact that peace can not be
    externally imposed, then sit down and shut up! Quit bitching about
    “settlement activity”. Quit bitching about “restraint” when Israel
    counter attacks.  Quit demanding that Israel commit
    suicide.   Dissolve the quartet  Don’t replace Mitchell.
    Sit down and shut up!!!
  69. The problem will not go away until the Muslims
    go away or quit being Muslims. “Its Islam, stupid!”.
  70. Lasting peace requires one state and one people:
    Israel. Israel alone, without enemies. So long as there are live
    Muslims within rocket range, there will be no peace. Islam is permanent
    war. What part of “fight those who… until…” do you not
    comprehend?  What part of “The hour will not come until” do you
    not comprehend?  Obtain a brain; get a clue’ or sit down and shut
    up until you do; you embarrass  the nation with your silly
    blather.
  71. The SandMaggot’s homelands are where they or
    their parents came from: Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, etc. Israel is not
    their homeland.  Fallestine is already: The Kingdom of Jordan. No
    other SandMaggot state is needed.
  72. Its Jordan, stupid!!!
  73. Israel can never be secure while people
    possessed of a demonic mandate to exterminate her live within rocket
    range. Security means no nearby enemies.
  74. Only damned fools believe that two states will
    solve the problem of Islamic determination to exterminate Israel and
    conquer the world. Unfortunately, we are damned fools: we elected
    Obamination.  Terminal stupidity.
  75. Only damned fools harbor any such belief. In
    ’67, Israel was narrower than artillery range. I remember constant news
    reports of shelling from the Golan Heights. Israel can not afford to
    have rockets launched from the heights of the Jordan Rift. The whole
    concept is terminally stupid.
  76. No border is secure that does not push Muslims
    back beyond the range of the most powerful rocket in their possession.
  77. There is no reason why the SandMaggots should
    have a state or govern themselves. They are undifferentiated Arabs,
    nothing special. Their entire narrative is a fabricated fallacy; a
    malignant maundery.
  78. If there is a SandMaggot state, and it is not permanently demilitarized, Israel
    will continue to be attacked on a daily basis. There is no other
    possibility. Israel would not hold Judea & Samaria if the Arabs had
    not launched a genocidal attack in ’67.  They must learn to live
    with the consequences of their aggression. Israel must annex, purge and
    settle the territories.  The world must quit bitching about it.
  79. Every time Israel is attacked and retaliates,
    you, your predecessors, European heads of state and the U.N. bitterly
    bitch & moan about it. Next time, Israel must flatten Gaza &
    Lebanon, and you must sit down and shut up while she does it.
  80. No provisions
    can prevent terrorism. Only the extermination of Islam can prevent
    Islamic terrorism. No other solution is possible. Israel can not obtain
    peace & security in the presence of Muslims.  “Its Islam,
    stupid!”.
  81. Remember the S.C. Resolution that ended the last
    war in Lebanon?  Exactly what benefit has resulted; what good have
    the blue hats done? have they prevented weapons smuggling?
    Exactly when and where have such resolutions or observer forces had any
    beneficial results?
  82. SandMaggots do not desire to prevent terrorism,
    they are terrorists. The “security forces” trained and equipped at tax
    payer expense, have been part of the problem, not part of the solution.
    Its the equivalent of foxes guarding the hen house. A state can not at
    once be sovereign and demilitarized. Cognitive dissonance is evident in
    those remarks.
  83. Which provisions of the Oslo Accords have the
    SandMaggots implemented?  Please list and enumerate them. What
    makes any damned fool think they will implement the provisions of any
    agreement??
  84. Gravestones are the only foundation for
    negotiations. It is not possible to negotiate with an enemy who
    perceives a divine mandate to exterminate you.
  85. Israel can not be secure until her enemies are
    dead. Get a clue; “Its Islam, stupid!”.
  86. Jerusalem is reunited, and must remain so; the
    capitol city of Israel. There is absolutely no reason for any other
    outcome. King Hussein promised access, then denied it. He tore down
    synagogues and cemeteries, turning them into latrines.  Once is
    enough; never again. Get a clue.
  87. There are no refugees. They vacated to avoid the
    genocidal assault of the Arab armies, clearing the way for the
    extermination of the Jews. They have no right or claim, in morality,
    history or law. They abandoned whatever claim they might have had in
    favor of genocide. To Hell with them. Those born in refugee camps
    subsequent to ’48 are not refugees, they have no right or claim to
    Israel.
  88. They aspire only to reconquer Israel and
    exterminate the Jews. To Hell with them; they have no legitimate
    aspirations.
  89. That is the worst form of Gd’d lie: begging the
    question. The unstated false premise: “Fatah  recognizes Israel’s
    right to exist. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are two
    essential differences between HAMAS & Fatah: tactics and who should
    occupy the throne. All else is persiflage. They are all Muslims. “Its
    Islam, stupid!”. What does Surah At-Taubah 29 say about waging war
    against Jews?  What does the infamous genocide hadith (quoted in
    the HAMAS Charter) say about exterminating them?  Muslims have a
    demonic mandate to reconquer Israel; they will be damned if they
    don’t.  Haven’t you read At-Taubah 38-39? What makes you think they will
    desist from conquest?  If you think that, you are “thinking” with
    your anus instead of your brain. Analencephalopathy seems to be common
    these days.
  90. Until they agree to allow Israel to exist
    unmolested, Israel must tell them to go to Hell. Better yet, she should
    usher them unto Hell.
  91. Hostility to Jews has been at the core of Islam
    since 623. It is coded into the Qur’an, hadith and Shari’ah; it can not
    be removed.  “Its Islam, stupid!”
  92. So long as they remain Muslims, they are locked
    into the past. If you want peace, cause them to cease being Muslims or
    to cease living. There is no other solution to this
    problem.
  93. Reasoning from the specific to the general is a
    common problem. One insane Jew does not make a trend. One confused
    Muslim does not make a trend. The problem is Islam: its damnable
    doctrines of genocidal conquest.  No matter how you dance around
    this fact, it can not be avoided: “Its Islam, stupid!” The Qur’an
    commands Muslims to conquer the world and promises them victory. It
    threatens them with Hellfire if they shirk and promises a good seat in
    the celestial bordello if they participate.  When you believe that
    your eternal destiny is dependent on going to war, what will you
    do?  “Its Islam, stupid!”.
  94. The real choice is between Islam and apostasy;
    between Islam and life.  It is Islam that binds Muslims to the
    past and to violence.
  95. A few idealists at the vanguard had their
    revolution hijacked by al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen. Therein is no hope; only
    continued enslavement to Allah and tyrants.
  96. A turd, no matter how you paint or gild it,
    remains a turd. It stinks, and its only good for fertilizer. Most
    revolutions are about who holds power, not about limiting it. Ours was
    the signal exception that proves the rule.
  97. Our revolution was fought by men who held high
    ideals of liberty and individualism. Islamic refolutions are fought by
    Muslims who seek tyranny over others. Obama denies the difference
    because he is one of the latter.
  98. Projecting our own ideals onto people who do not
    share them is a grave error.
  99. Those reaching for their rights are a tiny
    minority. Those grasping power are the majority. Those grasping power
    have organization, zealotry and weapons superior to the resources of
    the tiny minority of libertarians. The libertarians will not prevail.




May 24, 2011 Posted by | Islam, Political Correctness | , , , | Leave a comment

There is Something about Islam


There’s something about Islam. There are five critical elements which make it a real, proximate & persisting threat to our lives and liberties.  Allah’s command to wage offensive warfare until the entire world is conquered, his promise of Paradise as a reward for compliance, his threat of Hell as a punishment for non-compliance, his contract with his slaves and his incentive to terrorism are not particularly easy to communicate to the public at large.

Individually, they appear to be harsh, but are dismissed as fantasy.  Together, they express an evil command set bolstered by powerful motivating factors.

Without believers ready to implement the jihad imperatives, Islam would pose no threat.  With believers it has filled graves with an estimated 270 million victims.

To drive the point home I posted a Facebook comment listing the five critical elements and their locations in the Qur’an. The purpose of this blog post is to provide the documentation which fills out the outline in that comment.  The comment is reproduced below, followed by the relevant Qur’an & Tafsir quotes.  I will repost the comment, substituting a link to this post for the original link to a less directly related post.

My hope is that others will take up the crusade of truth, using this information in their own comments and posts so that a wider audience will be exposed to the fatal facts.

Critical elements:
1. Allah’s threat: I will damn you if you do not go to war; 9:38-39.
2. Allah’s promise: I will bless you if you fight in my cause: 61:10-13.
3. Allah’s command: “fight them”,  “fight those who”; 8:39, 9:29.
4. Believers are only those who fight in Allah’s cause; 8:2,  9:111 & 49:15.
5. Brownie Points are accrued by any step taken to injure or enrage Kuffar; 9:120.
These five critical elements are the core of the rotten apple which poisons the world.
Wake up, wise up & rise up!  Read the ayat listed above. Use them in comments. Use them in notes. Post them in blog posts.  Make sure that everyone is constantly exposed to those ayat.
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4:95. Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with their wealth and their lives. Allâh has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allâh has promised good (Paradise), but Allâh has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward;

4:96. Degrees of (higher) grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allâh is Ever Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful.

4:97. Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): “In what (condition) were you?” They reply: “We were weak and oppressed on earth.” They (angels) say: “Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell – What an evil destination!

4:98. Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way.

4:99. For these there is hope that Allâh will forgive them, and Allâh is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.

9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.

9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.

48:15. Those who lagged behind will say, when you set forth to take the spoils, “Allow us to follow you,” They want to change Allâh’s Words. Say: “You shall not follow us; thus Allâh has said beforehand.” Then they will say: “Nay, you envy us.” Nay, but they understand not except a little.

48:16. Say (O Muhammad ) to the bedouins who lagged behind: “You shall be called to fight against a people given to great warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then if you obey, Allâh will give you a fair reward, but if you turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with a painful torment.”

[…]
(Nay, but you thought that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families,) `for your lagging behind was not an excusable act or just a sin. Rather, your lagging behind was because of hypocrisy and because you thought that the Muslims would be killed to the extent of extermination, their lives would be extinguished and none of them will ever come back,’

﴿وَظَنَنتُمْ ظَنَّ السَّوْءِ وَكُنتُمْ قَوْماً بُوراً﴾

(and you did think an evil thought and you became a people Bur) going for destruction, according to `Abdullah bin `Abbas, Mujahid and several others. Qatadah explained Bur to mean, corrupt and some said that it is a word used in the Arabic dialect of the area of Oman. Allah the Exalted then said,

﴿وَمَن لَّمْ يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ﴾

(And whosoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger,) Allah states here that whoever does not purify his actions outwardly and inwardly for Allah’s sake, then Allah the Exalted will punish him in the Blazing Fire, even if he pretends to show people that he follows the faith, contradicting his true creed. Allah the Exalted then states that He is the Only Authority, King and Owner Who has full control over the residents of the heavens and earth,

﴿يَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَآءُ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً﴾

(He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.) with those who repent, return and submit to Him with humiliation.[…] The Fabricated Excuse offered by Those Who lagged behind and did not participate in Al-Hلudaybiyyah; Allah’s Warning for Them

(If ye go not forth) with your Prophet at the Battle of Tabuk (He will afflict you with a painful doom) in this world and in the Hereafter, (and will choose instead of you a folk other than you) who are better and more obedient than you. (Ye cannot harm Him all) i.e. by staying back you cannot harm Allah. (Allah is Able to do all things) whether it is punishment or reward. Tafsir Ibn Abbas

61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.

61:11.  That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!

61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of ‘Adn ­ Eternity [‘Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.

61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.

8:38. Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief) their past will be forgiven. But if they return (thereto), then the examples of those (punished) before them have already preceded (as a warning).

8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

[…]This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people entered Allah’s religion in large numbers, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims’ control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. […] The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah

8:2. The believers are only those who, when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);

8:3. Who perform As-Salât (Iqâmat­as­Salât) and spend out of that We have provided them.

8:4. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).

9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

9:120. It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh’s Messenger (Muhammad  when fighting in Allâh’s Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn.
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 4&l=eng&nAya= 95# 4_ 95
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora=%209&l=eng&nAya=%2038#%209_%2038
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora=%2048&l=eng&nAya=%2015#%2048_%2015
http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=%2048&tid=%2049396
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 61&l=eng&nAya= 10# 61_ 10
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 38# 8_ 38
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 29# 9_ 29
http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid= 9&tid= 20980
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 2# 8_ 2
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 111# 9_ 111
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 49&l=eng&nAya= 15# 49_ 15
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 120# 9_ 120

May 16, 2011 Posted by | GWOT, Islam, Islamic Terrorism, Political Correctness | , , , , | Leave a comment

Obanination: bin Ladin Obsequies


President Obama, in his outreach to Muslims, deemed it proper to give Usama bin Ladin an Islamic funeral.  He asserted that the service was performed in accordance with Shari’ah.  Was it really? Or did Obama insult both the American public and the Muslims in one grand gesture?

By pretending to place a high value on the opinion of Muslims, extending to the appearance of fulfilling Islamic law, the President urinated on our feet and declared “it rains”.  Usama planned a horrific attack on American civilians, an attack intended to cause great personal, social and economic harm to us. Thousands died and many more were injured. Billions of dollars were lost, and the man behind it is deemed worthy of an Islamic funeral.

Has Obama so soon forgotten that he declared takfir upon Usama, saying that he had hijacked Islam and distorted its doctrines?  How then is he worthy and deserving of Islamic funeral ritual?

Since when does America confer honors on mass murderers?  What call is there for anything more than a simple, two word prayer of seven letters?  Who would double tap someone deemed worthy of respect & funereal honors?  Obama ruled out waterboarding, and would have given Usama Miranda rights,  trial in a federal court and a government paid attorney,  but shooting the demon’s slave in the left eye was perfectly ok.  Go figure.

Now that the contempt & detestation are out of the way, I’ll proceed with exposure of al-taqiyya.  Yes, Obama told an Islamic lie, a  big black one.  Usama’s funeral service was not entirely Shari’ah compliant.

Funerals are covered in Reliance of the Traveller, Book G. G4.3, on page 229, says that the funeral prayer should be performed by the eldest/closest surviving male relative, preferably the son of the deceased who prepared the body.  Were any of Usama’s sons or brothers present at his burial?  Who officiated? Was the unrelated officiant an Imam?

G4.7 & 8 inform us that it is obligatory to recite Takbir four times, the first recitation being followed by Al Fatiha.  How in Hell is it possible that American servicemen stood on the deck of an American naval vessel and recited “Allah is greater” in Arabic four times?  Allah is the one who commands them to attack us, the one in whose name the accursed abomination was perpetrated.  How is it possible?

1:6. Guide us to the Straight Way

1:7. The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).

When they recite those verses, they are reminding Allah why he wants to burn us in Hell; they are cursing us.  How in Hell is it possible that our navy stood on the deck of an American war ship and cursed us in that manner?

G4.8 specifies that the blessings must be said upon the Profit (pig blood be upon his burning embers) after the second Takbir. How in Hell is it possible that an American naval officer would stand on the deck of a warship and bless the lecherous, larcenous, murdering demon slave who invented the system that attacked us?

G4.10 specifies that after the third Takbir, supplication must be offered for the deceased.  It recommends the maximal form, which is as follows.

“0 Allah, this is Your slave, and son of
Your slave. He has left the zephyr of this world
and its spaciousness, in which were the things and
people he loved, for the darkness of the grave and
that which he will meet. He testified that there is
no god but You alone without a partner, and that
Muhammad is Your slave and messenger. You
know him better than we. 0 Allah, he has gone to
remain with You, and You are the best to remain
with. He is now in need of Your mercy, and You
have no need to torment him. We come to You in
desire for You, interceding for him. 0 Allah, if he
did well, treat him the better, and if he did wrong,
disregard it and through Your mercy show him
Your good pleasure and protect him from the trial
and torment of the grave. Make his grave spacious
for him and distance the earth from his sides, and
through Your mercy protect him from Your torment
until You raise him and send him safely to
Your paradise, 0 Most Merciful of the Merciful. “

If we did not want Usama dead & damned, why  shoot him in the eye?  How in Hell is it possible that an American naval officer could stand on the deck of a warship and pray for the salvation of that damnable servant of Satan?  I hope that blasphemy was not performed by a Chaplain.

G4.20 informs us of a significant violation of Shari’ah: they washed the corpse, which is explicitly forbidden for a martyr.

It is unlawful to wash the body of a martyr
(0: even if in a state of major ritual impurity
janaba) or the like) or perform the funeral prayer
over him. A martyr (shahid) means someone who
died in battle with non-Muslims …

G5.1 points out another significant violation of Shari’ah: burial at sea.

If someone dies on a ship and it is impossible
to bury him on land, the body is placed (0: tightly
lashed) between two planks (0: to obviate bloating)
and thrown into the sea (0: so that it reaches
shore, even if the inhabitants are non-Muslims,
since a Muslim might find the body and bury it facing
the direction of prayer (qibla).

Burial at sea is only permitted if the death occurred at sea and land burial is impossible.  The body is not sunk, but is floated between two planks in hopes of proper burial when it washes ashore.

It should now be clear to everyone that President Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy appeasing, obsequious traitor who can’t get it right.  In pretending to follow Islamic law, which should offend all Americans, he violated Islamic law, which will offend all Muslims.  With one suave, smooth move, he offended everybody concerned.   Why did you elect that schmuck?

May 12, 2011 Posted by | Islam, Political Correctness | , , , | Leave a comment

Islam is a Lie, Muslims are Liars and the Press Promulgates the Lies


The Irish Times uttered and published a spew of deception which must not go unanswered.  News media should inform, not deceive.  I will let most of the lies slide to concentrate on one target rich paragraph.

During the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the wars fought were all defensive wars. And he forbade the killing of woman, children, elders and religious leaders during war. Inciting terror in the hearts of civilians is forbidden in Islam. In fact, in the holy Koran, the primary source of Islamic law, a verse states: “Whoever kills an innocent it is as if he has killed the whole of humanity.”

defensive wars

The assertion that Moe only fought defensive battles is an egregious lie, easily disproved.  Turn first to the Noble Qur’an, Surah Al-Anfal.

. And (remember) when Allâh promised you (Muslims) one of the two parties (of the enemy i.e. either the army or the caravan) that it should be yours, you wished that the one not armed (the caravan) should be yours, but Allâh willed to justify the truth by His Words and to cut off the roots of the disbelievers (i.e. in the battle of Badr). [8:7]

Allah promised them a victory, and they were lusting after the rich spoils of a caravan on the trade route.  The Meccan army went out to defend the caravan, not to attack Moe. Moe went out to attack the caravan, and was met by the army.

Until 2001, I was unaware of the extortion letters which Moe dictated and dispatched to neighboring kingdoms and empires.   Because I learned about them in a Paltalk chatroom, you will learn about them through this blog post.  I present to you two brief excerpts from Moe’s letter to the Chiefs of Aqaba. This letter stands out from the mill run because it is extremely explicit. The others leave a little to the imagination.

[…] I do not intend to wage war against you till you receive my written reason for it. It is better for you, either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jiziya and consent to remain obedient to Allah, His prophet and his messengers.[…]  […] If you do not accept these terms and set them aside, I do not need your presents and gifts. In that case, I shall have to wage war (to establish peace and security). Its result would be that the big ones shall be killed in war and the commoners shall be taken prisoners.[…]

Moe expressed his intention to wage war unless tribute was paid.  That is offensive, not defensive warfare.  The two main jihad imperatives begin with commands to fight: 8:39 & 9:29; where is the defensive element in those verses?

  • And fight them until[…]
  • Fight against those who[…]

Surah Al-Baqarah supposedly preaches defensive jihad; 2:190 tells Muslims to fight those who fight them. It does not say those who attack them.  Click the link, read the ayat and scroll down to read the footnote which defines jihad.  Where is the defensive element in that definition?

  • And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you[…]

Sahih Muslim 19.4294 contains some clarifying elements.

  • Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah.
  • If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.

It becomes obvious that “those who fight you” means those who resist.  Islamic law confirms the obvious. The Shafi’ite school sets a minimum of one ghazwat per year.

The Hanifi school says that jihad must be continuous and is undertaken on Islamic initiative.

women & children

Isn’t that nice, Moe prohibited his army from killing women and children.  Muslims want us to assume that the proscription is based on morality. It is not; far from it.  The proscription is economic.

  • Some [jurists] are of the opinion that all of them may be killed, on the mere ground that they are unbelievers, but they make an exception for women and children since they constitute property for Muslims. [Imam Ibn Taymiyyah]
  • […](so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives [33:26]
    • […]and the prisoners were their children and women.[…] [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
    • When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled. [Reliance O9.13]
  • Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. [Sahih] Muslim 19.4294

What do embezzlement and killing children have in common? Children are part of the spoils!

Inciting terror

Forbidden in Islam?  Yeah, right.

  • We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,[…] [3:151]
  • […] I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” [8:12]
  • […]Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts[…][33:26]
  • […]I have been made victorious with terror […][Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220]

innocent

They love to cite Surah Al-Ma’idah 32 but never cite the ayat which follows it; why is that?

  • The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. [5:33]
    • `Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]

Ibn Kathir defined wage war against Allah to include disbelief;  If you do not believe in Allah, you are waging war against him, and may be killed by Muslims.  Only Muslims can be innocent.

May 7, 2011 Posted by | Islam, Political Correctness | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: Desecrated Medal Presentation


President Obama converted a Medal of Honor presentation into a campaign speech. You can read the whole thing here, I am interested in the perverse part.

The President began his remarks on that note:

I think we can all agree this is a good day for America.  Our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done. The world is safer; it is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Today, we are reminded that, as a nation, there’s nothing we can’t do —- when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together, when we remember the sense of unity that defines us as Americans.

commitment

As I recall, that commitment was expressed by President G.W. Bush nearly ten years ago. It was a malignantly false commitment which ignored the true enemy to focus on a false front which serves to shield the true enemy from being identified and confronted.  Hunting down U.B.L. and his co-conspirators might offer psychological satisfaction, but solves nothing in the real world. It is like swatting  a few wasps and leaving the rest of the nest  alive to mount further attacks.

justice

If a mob boss commissions a hit which is performed by a made member and you prosecute, convict and hang the made member, letting the mob boss go free, is that justice?

safer

In a multi front war, we are not made significantly safer when one general is eliminated, leaving his colleagues and their subordinates in place.  Generals can and will be replaced.  We will only be safe when the true enemy is dead or permanently disabled.

better place

The improvement is sub marginal. No single person is the be all and end all of Islamic conquest of which terrorism is one tactic.  The improvement is so small that it can not be measured.

President Obama, like Presidents Carter, Clinton & Bush seek to divert attention from the real enemy, deflecting it onto a sham front group. Al-Qaeda means “the base”.  The base is Ummah al-Islamiyya: that subset of humanity enslaved by Allah.

The Ummah is motivated by Allah’s threat and promise.  The threat is implied in Surah At-Taubah 38-39. If you do not march forth in Jihad, Allah will punish you with a painful torment.  The threat is expressed more concretely in Surah An-Naba’ 21-30.

The promise is made in many verses, particularly Surah As-Saff  10-13. The reward of mujahideen is described in Surah An-Naba 31-38.   The threat & promise motivate believing Muslims to wage war for the ostensible purpose of imposing Islam on the entire world.

It all begins with creation; since Allah created the world, he has exclusive possession and sovereignty. Only Allah has the right to be worshiped; only Allah has the right to rule.  He delegated  the regulation of temporal affairs to Muhammad and his successors. Their role is to impose Allah’s dominion on the entire globe.

It is called “holy fighting in Allah’s cause“, which is to make Islam dominant.  The primary characteristic that confers holiness on it is not embezzling the spoils.  Turn to Surah At-Taubah 111 to learn what believers do: they fight in Allah’s cause, killing others and being killed.  So long as the face of the earth is polluted by believers in Allah’s threat & promise, we are not safe, war is being prepared or actively waged against us.  We will not be safe until they quit believing or quit living.

If you seek to make the world a better, more peaceful and safer place, then identify the enemy: Islam and begin to fight it on the ideological plane.  Expose Allah as Satan and Muhammad as a genocidal warlord, murderer and rapist.

Document the Qur’an, Sunnah & Sira; display it to the Ummah so that they can see exactly what they are enslaved to, worship and emulate. Those who retain a scintilla of vestigial morality will eventually  apostatize, the recidivist residue we must deal with more forcefully.

nothing we can’t do

That exemplifies over generalization: asserting that, because we can, after ten years of hard effort, track down and kill one terrorist leader, solve every imaginable domestic and international problem by increasing taxes and throwing money with random abandon.

That clause converted a medal of honor presentation into a campaign speech, the ultimate indignity to two heroes who should be honored, not co-opted as campaign props.

Poverty, unemployment, economic decline & stagnation, inflation, etc. are not members of the set of soluble problems.  Anthropomorphic climate change is neither real nor subject to control by any means at our disposal.

The solutions proposed by Obama are not solutions, they are fundamental causes of the problems. Socialism is the problem, not the solution!

May 5, 2011 Posted by | Islam, Political Correctness, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Usama bin Ladin Going to Hell!!!


Praise God and pass the Champaign! But the war is not ended; it won’t be ended until we destroy the enemy’s faith.  That happy day will not come until we acknowledge the identity of the enemy and begin to contend against the set of beliefs which motivate their aggression.

Brigadier  S.K. Malik  told us what we need to know in page 60  of The Qur’anic Concept of War.

    Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely
cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent’s
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced hy a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy,
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Quran has
the inherent strength to ward off teror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. …

Usama bin Laden was not the enemy, he was one of their leaders.  He can and will be replaced. Others will perform the functions he performed.   President Obama caused me to execrate when he repeated the  Traitor’s Oath: “We are not and never will be at war with Islam.”  Al-Qaida is nothing more than a name; a distinction without a difference, which confers plausible deniability upon the real enemy.

Usama’s declaration of war was not the first. The original declaration was made in the 7th century by Muhammad, founder of Islam. Speaking for Allah, he said:

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.  Surah At-Taubah 9:29, The Noble Qur’an

When this nation gained independence from King George III, Islam, represented by the Barbary Pirates, sacked our merchentmen, seizing ships & cargo; killing & enslaving the crews. This nation was nearly bankrupted by paying tribute.  Ambassadors Jefferson & Adams asked by what right they attacked us. The answer should give you a clue to the identity of the enemy.

The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

The answer runs parallel to that given by one of Umar’s generals in the invasion of Persia. This is reported in Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386.

[…]Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:– “Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master.”[…]

The order to attack Christians is contained in 9:29, It is explained by Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

 […]This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people entered Allah’s religion in large numbers, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims’ control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. […]  The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah

The order is confirmed by Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 and several parallel ahadith.

“I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

The  order is codified in Islamic law: Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9, Paragraph 8.

O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),[…]

Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:15 defines believers.

Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful.

Surah At-Taubah 9:111 has even greater clarity.

Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

There ain’t any peace; there is permanent war while there is Islam on the face of the earth.  Denial of this fatal fact is not an error, it is not ignorance, it is not politically correct, it is not avoiding offense, it is treason.  The treason is not only against America, it is against the whole human race.

Muslims are promised eternity in the celestial bordello for participation in Jihad [61:10] and threatened with eternal damnation [9:38] if they refuse. So long as Muslims believe in that promise and threat, there can be no peace, it is impossible.

If you love life, if you love liberty, if you love prosperity, then cause Muslims to quit believing or quit living.  There is no acceptable alternative.

May 2, 2011 Posted by | GWOT, Islam, Political Correctness | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: The Birth Certificate That Ain’t


Both documents purported by the White House to certify that he was born in Hawaii have one indisputable fatal flaw: neither one bears the seal of the Hawaii Department of Health required to authenticate them.  They lack probative value.

The original image of the short form remains at Snopes , lets take a close look at it.
Original Sort Form with defects noted.

Observe that I have annotated the image to point out three defects.

  1. The Certificate # has been obliterated.  Why would Obama obliterate it?  It discloses nothing, it serves only as confirmation.  A forgery could be discovered by revelation of a real certificate bearing the same number. Also, if the real certification of Obama’s birth was revealed, and the numbers did not match, the forgery would be exposed.
  2. The embossed seal of the State Health Department is not present. Only a few indecipherable characters, which appear to be inverted numbers, appear where it should be.
  3. The document declares that it is invalidated by any alteration. That includes obliterating the serial number.

The White House blog hosts another image of the purported short form, without the watermark.
White House version, short form.
Short form on White House Blog.

While this version lacks the embossed seal, there are some pixels showing through the redaction. Lets take a closer look.
Redacted Serial #.

If those last two digits are 12, and the form was real, then the recently released long form can’t be, the numbers should match.

Long Form, where the Seal should be.

Where is the embossed Seal?  Where is the explanation of alterations (box 23)?

Do real birth certificates bear embossed seals?  Lets examine some examples. This example was found here.

Real short for with seal.

Sue Nordyke’s birth certificate is on display, the largest and clearest image of it is in this Scribid file. Note that the document appears to be copied from a microfiche record, which explains the white text on black background. The embossed seal is barely visible.
Real certificate with embossed seal visible.

The first arrow points to the outer edge of the seal, the second, shorter arrow points to a ring of text. Here is a closer, enhanced view of the seal.

Enhanced view of the seal.

The short arrow points to a ring of text, the two longer arrows point to indentations made by the ring of radial bars in the edge of the seal. If you get close to the display, and have myopia as I do, you can see that the paper has been stretched by the seal.

Obama’s purported certificates are defective: they lack the state seal with which the real certificates are embossed. Both have been altered, which would invalidate the genuine document.

This is my third post on this subject, because one of my Muslim critics needs a good slapping down. This one’s for you, Ema. Diversion, distraction, obfuscation & Tu-quoque do not cut the mustard. Try to come up with some relevant, verifiable facts to support your fantasy.

May 1, 2011 Posted by | Political Correctness | , | Leave a comment

   

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