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A policy on Egypt— support General al-Sisi

by Speranza ( 271 Comments › )
Filed under Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria at August 25th, 2013 - 12:37 pm

The choice is so obvious, and as Mr. Stephens writes, this is a zero-sum game. It is either the military or the Brotherhood. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are two disgraces.

by Bret Stephens

On the subject of Egypt: Is it the U.S. government’s purpose merely to cop an attitude? Or does it also intend to have a policy?

An attitude “deplores the violence” and postpones a military exercise, as President Obama did from Martha’s Vineyard the other day. An attitude sternly informs the Egyptian military, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) did, that it is “taking Egypt down a dark path, one that the United States cannot and should not travel with them.” An attitude calls for the suspension of U.S. aid to Egypt, as everyone from Rand Paul (R., Ky.) to Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) has.

An attitude is a gorgeous thing. It is a vanity accountable to a conscience. But an attitude has no answer for what the U.S. does with or about Egypt once the finger has been wagged and the aid withdrawn. When Egypt decides to purchase Su-35s from Russia (financed by Saudi Arabia) and offers itself as another client to Vladimir Putin because the Obama administration has halted deliveries of F-16s, will Mr. Graham wag a second finger at Moscow?

Perhaps he will. Our diminished influence in Egypt may soon be reduced to nil, but at least our hands will be clean.

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Releasing deposed President Mohammed Morsi and other detained Brotherhood leaders may be realistic, but it is not desirable—unless you think Aleksandr Kerensky was smart to release the imprisoned Bolsheviks after their abortive July 1917 uprising.

Restoring the dictatorship-in-the-making that was Mr. Morsi’s elected government is neither desirable nor realistic—at least if the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets in June and July to demand his ouster have anything to do with it.

Bringing the Brotherhood into some kind of inclusive coalition government in which it accepts a reduced political role in exchange for calling off its sit-ins and demonstrations may be desirable, but it is about as realistic as getting a mongoose and a cobra to work together for the good of the mice.

What’s realistic and desirable is for the military to succeed in its confrontation with the Brotherhood as quickly and convincingly as possible. Victory permits magnanimity. It gives ordinary Egyptians the opportunity to return to normal life.  [........]

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Days of rage in Cairo.

And it beats the alternatives. Alternative No. 1: A continued slide into outright civil war resembling Algeria’s in the 1990s. Alternative No. 2: Victory by a vengeful Muslim Brotherhood, which will repay its political enemies richly for the injuries that were done to it. That goes not just for military supremo Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and his lieutenants, but for every editor, parliamentarian, religious leader, businessman or policeman who made himself known as an opponent of the Brotherhood.

Question for Messrs. Graham, Leahy and Paul: Just how would American, Egyptian, regional or humanitarian interests be advanced in either of those scenarios? The other day Sen. Paul stopped by the Journal’s offices in New York and stressed his opposition to any U.S. policy in Syria that runs contrary to the interests of that country’s Christians. What does he suppose would happen to Egypt’s Copts, who have been in open sympathy with Gen. Sisi, if the Brotherhood wins?

Of course there’s the argument that brute repression by the military energizes the Brotherhood. Maybe. Also possible is that a policy of restraint emboldens the Brotherhood. The military judged the second possibility more likely. That might be mistaken, but at least it’s based on a keener understanding of the way Egyptians think than the usual Western clichés about violence always begetting violence.

There’s also an argument that since our $1.3 billion in military aid hasn’t gotten Gen. Sisi to take our advice, we may as well withdraw it. But why should we expect him to take bad advice? Politics in Egypt today is a zero-sum game: Either the military wins, or the Brotherhood does. If the U.S. wants influence, it needs to hold its nose and take a side.

As it is, the people who now are most convinced that Mr. Obama is a secret Muslim aren’t tea party mama grizzlies. They’re Egyptian secularists. To persuade them otherwise, the president might consider taking steps to help a government the secularists rightly consider an instrument of their salvation.  [.......]

It would be nice to live in a world in which we could conduct a foreign policy that aims at the realization of our dreams—peace in the Holy Land, a world without nuclear weapons, liberal democracy in the Arab world. A better foreign policy would be conducted to keep our nightmares at bay: stopping Iran’s nuclear bid, preventing Syria’s chemical weapons from falling into terrorist hands, and keeping the Brotherhood out of power in Egypt. But that would require an administration that knew the difference between an attitude and a policy.

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US Embassy stormed in Tunis and al-Qaeda flag raised

by Rodan ( 187 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Dhimmitude, George W. Bush, Islam, Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Islamists, Jihad, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Mitt Romney, Muslim Brotherhood at September 14th, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Arab Spring which was hailed as a great Democracy movement by the Obama Regime and the Republican Establishment has reared it’s true nature. In the wake of the 9/11 assassination of the US ambassador to Libya, there were more protests again this Friday. Encouraged by apologies from the Obama Regime about a hysterical movie mocking Mohamed as the pedophile he is, there were more protests today. The German Embassy in the Sudan was set on fire.  Even worse, the US Embassy in Tunisia was breached and the Black flag of al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood/Salafists was raised on its ground!

According to CNN, Tunisian protesters have breached the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

They have lowered the American flag from its pole and are raising the black flag of the protestors in its place.

This information was provided to CNN by an eyewitness.

Hundreds of protesters headed to the neighborhood that’s home to U.S. Embassy in Tunisia’s capital earlier on Friday, the eyewitness told CNN.

I wonder what Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Ms. Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, George W. Bush and Condi Rice have to say about this? These clowns supported the whole Middle East Democracy nonsense. Them and our elites in Washington are responsible for this monster now unleashed in that region. If Mitt Romney was smart, he would distance himself from supporting the Arab Spring and say that these nations will be treated as hostile nations.

Thank you Obama. You really did keep your promise of standing by the Muslims. John McCain, you really are scum for giving Obama cover for this. The Wilsonian ideology of Democracy spreading and nation building has failed! The Arab Spring is the rebirth of the Caliphate!

McCain’s Libyan Heroes out of control

by Rodan ( 74 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Blogwars, Islamists, Jihad, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, LGF, Libya, Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia (Islamic Law) at February 17th, 2012 - 8:30 am

The darlings of the Progressive Democrats and Wilsonian Republicans are out of control. This assessment was done by the Tranzi Progressive organization, Amnesty International. After being lauded as heroes by John McCain and his girlfriend, Lindsey Graham, their ugly nature comes out. These are the same thugs with links to Al-Qaeda and one of the groups the False Messiah wants to give 800 Million to.

(CNN) — Armed militias in Libya are committing human rights abuses with impunity, threatening to destabilize the country and hindering its efforts to rebuild, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Militias have tortured detainees, targeted migrants and displaced entire communities in revenge attacks, according to a report the organization released a year after the start of popular uprisings that eventually ended Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule.

“Hundreds of armed militias, widely hailed in Libya as heroes for their role in toppling the former regime, are largely out of control,” the report says.

Detainees at 10 facilities used by militia in central and western Libya told representatives from Amnesty International this year that they had been tortured or abused. Several detainees said they confessed to crimes they had not committed in order to stop the torture, Amnesty International said.

If Amnesty International, which is usually Pro-Islamic, is condemning the Libyan Islamists that should ring alarm bells. The media no longer reports on Libya. In fact, the Regime of the False Messiah claims this is a victory. Well they are not lying. It’s a victory for the unborn Caliphate done at the behest of their Pasha: Barack Hussein Obama.

Libyan rebel cheerleaders ProLifeLIberal, Dark Falcon and Charles Johnson are unavailable for comment.

(Update: Link added.)

Sharia Law at the Center of the New Libyan Constitution

by Rodan ( 57 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Islamists, Libya, Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia (Islamic Law) at August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 am

Once again NATO bombs a country and the result is another Islamic state. Although Libyans are majority Muslim the nation was not an Islamic state. Col. Mumar Qaddafi for all his faults was a secular ruler. He gave women equal rights and was an enemy of Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb’allah. However this didn’t matter. To many western elites spreading Democracy through military intervention  is almost a religious belief, consequences be dammed.

Thanks to NATO and cheerleaders like McCain and Lindsey Graham, Libya is set to become an Islamic state. A draft of the Libyan constitution has Sharia Law and the Koran as the source of its legal system. Qaddafi’s secular laws will now be thrown out. This means women’s rights in Libya are toast.

Much of the document describes political institutions that will sound familiar to citizens of Western liberal democracies, including rule of law, freedom of speech and religious practice, and a multi-party electoral system.

But despite the Lockean tenor of much of the constitution, the inescapable clause lies right in Part 1, Article 1: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).” Under this constitution, in other words, Islam is law. That makes other phrases such as “there shall be no crime or penalty except by virtue of the law” and “Judges shall be independent, subject to no other authority but law and conscience” a bit more ominous.

Read the rest: Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation’

Get ready for the Islamic Republic of Libya brought to you by your tax dollars. But hey, The UK and France are going to get their oil contracts and once again we get nothing out of a war. Isn’t the Arab Spring grand? Just Ask McCain, he’ll tell you!

Mark Steyn tells Lindsey Graham to shut up!

by Rodan ( 116 Comments › )
Filed under Censorship, Free Speech, Progressives, Republican Party, Tranzis at June 21st, 2011 - 8:30 am

Lindsey Graham has shown his Totalitarian side recently. He recently supported banning speech that insults Islam. Now he tells Republicans in Congress to shut up about Libya. Mark Steyn takes Sen. Graham to task for his censorship calls.

Alternatively, here’s a suggestion for Senator Graham: Why don’t you shut up? Not permanently, but just long enough to:

a) reflect whether this apparently reflexive response of yours is really appropriate for a citizen-legislator in a self-governing republic;

b) articulate a rationale for the Libyan mission that would be so persuasive it would save you the trouble of making a fool of yourself by insisting that those who have the temerity to disagree with you are beyond the bounds of public discourse;

and c) spend ten minutes in a darkened room with a nice cup of herbal tea and ponder, re your assertion that those who won’t “shut up” are “empowering Qaddafi,” whether that line has any credibility coming from a member of the Congressional jet set who only two years ago was “empowering Qaddafi” by taking tea in the pock-marked transvestite’s tent as part of some greasy little Senatorial outreach mission.

South Carolina can do better than Lindsey Graham. Hopefully they will vote that Liberal Rockefeller Republican out in 2014!

Update: Miss Lindsey is nowhere to be seen in Boeing’s dispute with the Obama regime. The jobs Boeing wants to create is in South Carolina. Yet he’s absent on this critical issue. I guess Lindsey doesn’t want to upset her love, Obama!

Update II: Lindsey did write a letter to Rep. Issa compalining

Conservatives now reject Wilsonian Interventionism

by Rodan ( 8 Comments › )
Filed under George W. Bush, Headlines, Polls, Republican Party at June 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm

After dabbling with Wilsonian Progressive interventionism during the Bush years, Republicans are going back to their roots. A new poll shows a majority of Republicans now reject this ideology. They are going back to Reagan era peace through strength idea. Stay strong, fight if you have to and only if it’s in our national or economic interest.

In their first major presidential debate on June 13, the Republican candidates sketched out a cautious approach to U.S. global engagement that would represent a departure from the policies of the Bush administration. Yet their ideas are very much in tune with the evolving views of the GOP base.

In the Pew Research Center’s political typology survey, released May 4, majorities in every partisan group — including 55% of conservative Republicans — said the U.S. “should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home.”

America is broke and we can’t be the world’s policeman no more. We need to be out for ourselves and only support allies who are willing to defend themselves. If John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Bill Kristol don’t like it, let them form their opwn private army for Democracy spreading. We have shed enough blood and spent enough of our treasure. We should only fight to defend our national intersts or for economic gains.

Wars for Muslim democracy is not Conservative!

The Manifesto of an Evil Totalitarian Political System

by 1389AD ( 4 Comments › )
Filed under Free Speech, Headlines, Islam, Koran, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Political Correctness, Republican Party at April 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm

Originally posted on Gates of Vienna

by Baron Bodissey at 4/04/2011 09:32:00 PM
Reprinted with permission.

A young woman in Colorado named Ann Barnhardt watched Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holding forth on television yesterday about the necessity for rolling back the First Amendment in order not to anger Muslims. This did not sit well with her, and she made a two-part video for YouTube expressing her outrage, and vigorously affirming her right to patriotic dissent.

She declares herself strongly at the beginning of the first video:

Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt, and I am apparently one of the very, very last people left in Western Civilization who possesses any quantity of brains and balls simultaneously.

And it gets even better after that. The second video shows her tearing out pages — bookmarked with strips of bacon — from the Koran, and burning them one by one.

I don’t always regard Koran-burning as an effective tactic, although I fully support anyone who decides to do it. However, in this case I heartily approve of Ms. Barnhardt’s actions, because she does the job properly: she reads a relevant verse from the page before tearing it out and consigning it to hellfire. The verses she recites include 4:34 (beating your wife), the Sword Surah, some of the “smite their necks” ayats, and all those promises of sweet young boys like clear pearls for the believers who make it to paradise.

This is great stuff.

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After watching this delightful young woman in action and listening to her excellent commentary, I was reminded of an old Robert Hunter lyric (from “Wild Bill”):

She was not just the girl of his dreams.
He was not only fond of her charms:
She could knock down a man at ninety paces
While he rolled her around in his arms.


Hat tip: Fausta.


More counterjihad material on Ann Barnhardt’s site.


Harry Reid wants Congressional probe of Koran Burning

by Rodan ( 78 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Headlines, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Progressives, Republican Party, Socialism, Tranzis at April 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Islam has become a defacto protected religion after 9/11. Criticism of Islam have become of unacceptable by our elites. Pastor Terry Jones led a Koran burning, in response there were Islamic riots. Instead of defending the right of the Pastor, to burn the Koran our elites are defending the anger of the Islamic rioters.

Harry Reid and Lindsey Graham are now calling for a Congressional investigation of the Koran burnings. In fact Miss Lindsey is discussing restricting some free speech that offends Islam.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action in response to the Koran burnings of a Tennessee pastor that led to killings at the U.N. facility in Afghanistan and sparked protests across the Middle East, Politico reports.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.

“I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war,” Graham told CBS’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” Sunday.

Anything to please our Islamic masters, huh ms. Lindsey and Mr. Reid?

 

The Three Clowns: Lindsey Graham, Richard Lugar and Hugo Chavez

by Rodan ( 242 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2010, Elections 2012, Progressives, Republican Party, Tranzis, Venezuela at December 21st, 2010 - 8:30 am

What do Dick Lugar, Lindsey Graham and Hugo Chavez have common? All three men are useless clowns.

Ms. Lindsey is Rockefeller Republican who got elected in South Carolina by masquerading as a Conservative. He always seeks to get the love of the Progressives by selling out his own side. The latest example of Ms. Lindsey trying to get the acceptance of the Democrats is his attack on the Tea Party movement. The GOP electoral victory would not have been possible without this Conservative/Libertarian grass roots movement. Rather than praise them for reviving the Republican Party and Conservatism, he warns them to cooperate on decisions.

(CBS) Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on freshmen “Tea Party” members to help provide solutions in the next Congress and begin making tough decisions.

Although he praised the newcomers for their ability to shake up the political landscape, he cautioned that the new Congress, when it convenes next year, must not be “just all talk” and be willing to make sacrifices on spending.

Read the rest: GOP Lawmaker: Tea Partiers Must Play Ball

Lindsey Graham is lucky he will not be up for re-eelction until 2014. If it was 2012, he would be the top targets of Conservatives.

Dick Lugar (R-Indiana) is another clown who needs to go. He no longer listens to his constituents. He is a Tranzi Republican who puts Global interests ahead of America’s. Conservatives in Indiana are now talking about challenging him. Instead of heeding the wishes of his base, he continues to support Progressive policies.

In Indiana, though, Dick Lugar isn’t tacking right. “It’s almost as if he’s inviting a primary challenge,” one frustrated Beltway Republican said this week as Lugar agitated for the DREAM Act and stood by his earmarks in the omnibus. Lugar’s spokesman told me Friday that the senator had not made up his mind on the omnibus before Democrats pulled it.

“I think he still doesn’t get it,” a conservative Hill staffer told me. One Republican political operative says Lugar’s just been in town so long he’s lost touch with his party. “I don’t think he’s intentionally trying to dare people to run against him. I just think he’s tone-deaf.”

Being undecided on that pork-filled spending bill puts Lugar at the far Left end of the GOP caucus. Spokesman Mark Helmke attributed Lugar’s indecision to his focus on ratifying the START Treaty with Russia, which is a prime target for Sen. Jim DeMint, the champion of insurgent Republicans.

Read the rest: Targets in 2012, Hatch tacks Right, Lugar defiant

Senator Dick needs to wake up to the fact the era of Compassionate Conservatism AKA. Rockefeller Republicanism is over. The Wilsonian and Tranzi foreign policy model have failed. What the Tea Parties want is Jacksonian and America’s interest above all others. Personally I hope Dick gets challenged and defeated in the 2012 primaries.

Last and most certainly least is our old pal, Hugo Chavez. The Progressive clown of Venezuela is now planning to regulate internet access. This is a way to create a totalitarian regime in the once great nation of Venezuela.

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended plans for a law that would impose broadcast-type regulations on the Internet, saying Sunday that his government should protect citizens against online crimes.

Chavez’s congressional allies are considering extending the “Social Responsibility Law” for broadcast media to the Internet, banning messages that “disrespect public authorities,” “incite or promote hatred” or crimes, or are aimed at creating “anxiety” in the population.

Read the rest: Chavez defends plan for Internet regulations

Chavez is a loon who is self destructing and no longer popular in his own country. Clearly he is taking a  page from the Net Neutrality push being done by the Obama regime. They are after all both 3rd World Liberation ideologues.

Clowns like Ms. Lindsey Graham, Dick Lugar and Hugo Chavez should go away. Humanity would be much better off without them in politics.

Progressive Republican Lindsey Graham lectures on GOP future

by Rodan ( 70 Comments › )
Filed under George W. Bush, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Republican Party, Tranzis at May 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Since Ronald Reagan left office in January 1989, the Republican Party has regressed towards it’s Progressive part. It has embraced Big Government and Neo-Wilsonian Foreign Policy. The symbol of this style of Republicanism is Tranzi Progressive Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). This sell out claims that the Republican Party in order to survive must accept the Global Warming lie and support Illegal Immigration. Well Lindsey, for 20 years the GOP has followed your advise and the result is Barack Hussein Obama.

While the Republican party is on track to score big victories in 2010, it’s in grave danger of committing long-term suicide unless it’s rescued from right-wing madness.

Riding a wave of anger at Democrats for spending too much and failing to solve the nation’s economic crisis — yet — Republicans may even capture control of the House this year.

But consistent — sometimes ugly — opposition to immigration overhaul, resistance to climate change remedies, hostility toward gay rights, incendiary language at tea party rallies and waging primaries as ideological purification rituals all represent long-term threats to the party.

So does the perception — opportunistically spread by Democrats — that the GOP is merely the “party of no” without constructive ideas for solving national problems.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not going to be the party’s savior — that has to be its 2012 presidential nominee — but the more the party follows his advice and example, the better off it will be.

Read the rest: Will GOP Follow Lindsey Graham Model — Or Die?

Lindsey Graham, we tried your style of Progressive Republicanism. First with George H. W. Bush and his 1000 points of lights, then George W. Bush and Compassionate Conservatism. Both were failures and helped install even worse Progressive Regimes. Th era of Lindsey Graham is over. It is time for real Conservatism and not this fake Progressive impostor version.