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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

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

Now, already, we’ve done much
to shift our foreign policy following a decade defined by two costly
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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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
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.

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

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
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
The full and phased withdrawal of Israeli
military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of
Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized
And the duration of this transition period
must be agreed, and the effectiveness of security arrangements must be

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
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

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
  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
  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,
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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,
  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
  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
  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
  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,
  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
  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
  88. They aspire only to reconquer Israel and
    exterminate the Jews. To Hell with them; they have no legitimate
  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
  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.

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