It Can Happen Here – Tea Party Nation

It Can Happen Here – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

“How the Jews Defeated Hitler” is the title of a new book by Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg PhD, subtitled “Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism.”  The title is counter-intuitive because, as is well known, the Nazis murdered six million Jews in Europe during the course of a deliberate genocide that has since become known as the Holocaust.
The author is a professor of political science and is chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the book is more than just a history of that horrific period of history. It is not that long ago. I was a child at the time so, within the living memory of the survivors, their children and grandchildren, as well as others like myself around the world, it is living history.
The value of the book is the way it explains how many of the Jews of Europe, particularly those herded into ghettos, failed to grasp what was happening. “It was initially difficult for most Jews to believe that the Germans actually intended to kill them all.”
Another major factor was that the Nazis ensured that they were disarmed and unable to defend themselves, as were others who opposed the regime.
Where resistance fighters emerged, Ginsburg notes that “Germany relied, especially in Western Europe, on the help of local police forces to deal with partisans, and, especially in France and Holland, whose local police were quite helpful.” In occupied France, “The French police helpfully compiled a card index of all the Jews of Paris by name, street, occupation, and nationality.”
Therein lies the fears and concerns of Americans as they slowly come to realize that their government not only knows where they live, but a great deal of information about them courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, right on down to their local law enforcement authorities.
If or when Obamacare is fully implemented, anonymous bureaucrats will be able to “target” selected Americans who are seeking medical care for death simply by denying it. No need to set up concentration camps to kill them en mass. Just as the little girl who needed a lung transplant that was initially denied by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, individuals identified as “patriots” or other enemies of the state could simply be allowed to die.
So, yes, it can happen here.
The focus of the present day animus against Jews in general—extremely active throughout the Middle East and a major trend in Europe—is the nation of Israel. Zionism, the political movement that supports Israel, is a handy substitute for anti-Semitism.
Dr. Ginsberg, however, notes that “In actuality, Israel’s founding was very much the result of the West’s postwar unwillingness to accept Jewish refugees. Governments that felt that even one Jewish refugee was one too many had to find someplace to resettle several hundred thousand Jews.” The State of Israel, like the mythical phoenix, literally rose from the ashes of Europe’s murdered Jews.
“To the Americans and eventually even to the British, the State of Israel seemed the least undesirable alternative. Within two decades of Israel’s creation (in 1948) though, the reasons for its existence were forgotten or had become irrelevant, and new configurations of political forces gave rise to a renewed European anti-Semitic discourse taking the form of anti-Zionism…The European Left loudly proclaims its anti-Zionism by denouncing Israel as a racist and apartheid state and calling for boycotts of Israeli products, citizens, and ideas.” The United Nations is a hotbed of anti-Semitism.
During World War II, however, Jews played leading roles in the partisan efforts to disrupt German aggression, often held leadership positions in the allied military forces and served within them, were active throughout the FDR New Deal administrations, supported the U.S. bond drives to finance the war, and were instrumental in breaking the codes of the Nazis and Empire of Japan. Jews were also the core of physicists and engineers who developed the atomic bombs that speeded the end of the war in the Pacific.
The same authoritarian and leftist forces, whether it is the rise of Islamic ambitions to conquer the world or the efforts of the Left to impose a one-world government via the United Nations or just to undermine the former power and position of the United States as a defender of freedom, are at work today.
You need not be a Jew to fear the growing centralization of power in the federal government.
If you are a gun-owner, you know that the Obama administration and some in Congress seek to amend and erode the Second Amendment in an effort to take your arms away from you; a common goal of fascism.
If you are a member of the Tea Party or a patriot movement, you now know that the Internal Revenue Service sought to deny applications for tax-exempt status needed for fund-raising.
If you fear that your Fourth Amendment right to privacy is being eroded then you know that the Constitution is under attack.
If you are concerned about government by executive order, then yes, it can happen here.
© Alan Caruba, 2013

 

Israel’s armed school playgrounds – Tea Party Nation

Israel’s armed school playgrounds – Tea Party Nation.

Jack E. Kemp

When I visited Israel in the 1990s, I recall walking by a Tel Aviv grade school that had a man carrying an Uzi submachine gun, standing guard over the children at play outside. Yesterday Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs had a photo of an Israeli woman grade school teacher carrying a rifle slung over her shoulder as she accompanied her children outside the school. As Pamela’s caption reads, in Israel, they provide (armed) protection. In the US, they provide condoms. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/12/media-alert…

There was a time in the frontier West when most women knew how to load and shoot a gun. Many women in the South were and are also adept with guns. Come to think of it, the left is always making an issue of women in the military being given greater combat related assignments. Here is a combat related assignment in the home guard,” a mission that any mother or woman acting in place of a mother can relate to: protecting the lives of her children.

This liberal fantasy of a “gun free zone” around schools invites every mentally unstable person to use it as a target range.Banning LEGAL guns will not stop the banning of ILLEGAL guns by criminals and the insane. As others have pointed out, European countries, with their strict gun control laws, have not stopped massacres. And there are other ways to kill people, readily  available without a license, that can be used to kill people. At the very least, children seeing an armed teacher will not be taught how to be victims in school but rather the opposite.

 

While we pay the bills – Tea Party Nation

While we pay the bills – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

The United States pays 25% of the bills of the United Nations.  You remember the United Nations?  It was Franklin Roosevelt’s parting gift to America, set up by Soviet Spy Alger Hiss.

 

Yes, a Soviet spy clearly wanted to set up a pro-American, pro-liberty world movement, right?

 

Every year the UN beclowns itself a little more. 

 

Now it has pretty much hit rock bottom.
From the Free Beacon:

 

The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc.

The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office. Members of the HRC include infamous human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba.

The Obama-approved body maintains a “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories [sic].” The current rapporteur is American college professor Richard Falk, a 9/11 “truther” who once posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog.

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman blasted the report and the HRC’s special rapporteur: “We believe you should have prevented the Secretariat from being a party to Mr. Falk’s anti-Israel agenda. Mr. Falk’s entire tenure as Special Rapporteur has served to undermine the credibility of the institution of the United Nations.”

The report attempts to instigate a campaign of boycott, divestment, sanctions, and legal action against a litany of international companies doing business in Israel. In addition to American companies, the U.N. targets include major European firms such as Veolia Environnement, Group 4 Security, the Dexia Group, the Volvo Group.

“The costs to companies and businesses of failing to respect international humanitarian law are considerable,” the report warns, “including damage to a company’s public image, impact on shareholder decisions and share price and could result in employees being criminally responsible for rights abuses.”

The report warns American employees of targeted companies that they face legal risks.

“Employees of companies can face investigation and prosecution for human rights violations committed irrespective of where the violation was committed.”

 

Isn’t that lovely.  These nations have no problem with lunatics who commit mass murder, but the only Democracy in the Middle East is subject to attempts to wipe it off the face of the earth.

 

Adolf Hitler must be jumping for joy to see this unbridled wave of anti-Semitism launched against Israel.

 

As for America, Israel has been a very good ally, despite the fact the anti-American occupant of the White House has tried to throw Israel under the bus.

 

It is time to throw both Obama and the UN under the bus. 

 

If we stay in the UN after President Romney takes over, we should no longer give it a dime.  If the UN doesn’t like that, they can get the hell out.  In fact, that really is the best idea. 

 

Tell the UN to get the hell out of America.

Foreign entanglements – Tea Party Nation

Foreign entanglements – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

George Washington wisely suggested to the new nation that it avoid foreign entanglements.  We have one foreign entanglement that is not only a disaster for America, but it may impact our Presidential election.

 What is it and why should every American be outraged?

 The entanglement is the United Nations.

 The United Nations was Franklin Roosevelt’s brainchild.  Roosevelt was the closest thing to a dictator this nation has ever had.  He almost had his dream of a socialist, centrally planned economy during World War 2 thanks to the powers a war time President has.  He directed his aide and Soviet spy Alger Hiss to draw up the plans for the UN.

 Isn’t that wonderful.  A communist spy gave us the United Nations.

 Now the UN is doing more than simply being a massive waste of American tax dollars. 

 It is actually interfering in an American election.

 The United Nations is sending observers to watch conservative groups in the upcoming Presidential electoin.  The Obama Regime claims these conservative groups are trying to suppress voter turn out.  The only voters these activists are trying to suppress are the dead voters that Democrats amazingly turn up every four years.

 The UN is not interested in dead voters or the Democrats who vote early and vote often but they are interested in groups that are trying to ensure a fair and accurate election.

 If that was not bad enough, the UN has all but endorsed Barack Obama.

 Ben Emmerson is the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights.  He has said electing Mitt Romney would be a “democratic mandate for torture.”  It seems this brain donor objects to the fact that we used enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorists like Sheik Khalid Mohammad and Mitt Romney is refusing to promise we won’t use it again if he is elected.

 Thanks to the use of those enhanced interrogation techniques, we stopped a number of terrorist attacks on America.  I guess Emmerson would have been happier if we gave these terrorists four star suites at the Hilton and let thousands of Americans die.

 This idiot has in the past demanded that the United States turn over videotapes and other classified information or face a UN Inquiry over drone strikes against terrorists.

 Emmerson wants America to stop drone attacks that are killing terrorists.   Unfortunately he shows no such concern for the lives of Americans who are targets of terrorism.

 In addition to interfering with our elections, the UN wants to trample our constitution.   The UN Small Arms treaty is working its way through the final process of being approved.  Many people believe Barack Obama will sign this treaty that could devastate our 2nd Amendment rights after the election.

 This terrible treaty takes the far left position that self-defense is a collective right of society, not an individual right.  As such, all nations are encouraged to restrict and even ban the private ownership and transfer of guns.

 Our founding fathers were far smarter than any of those clowns at the United Nation.  The UN calls Israel a rogue nation yet puts the genocidal leader of the Sudan on the Human Rights Council

 The real question is why the United States is even a part of this organization any more?

 The United Nation champions nations that are not free and condemns those that are.  It is the enemy of freedom and liberty.  It demands a phenomenal amount of money from America.  Basically we are paying the bill so they can say we are evil.  We are paying the bill so they can interfere in our elections and in our government. 

 Regrettably Mitt Romney has said nothing about this.  It would be great if he were to expel the United Nations from America and get America out of the United Nations.

 If he will not, it is long past time that We the People stand up and demand that America leave the United Nations.

 

9/11′s Aftermath of Lethal Tolerance – Tea Party Nation

9/11′s Aftermath of Lethal Tolerance – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

The one thing I have never understood is the way Americans seem to refuse to accept the fact that the worst attack on the homeland since Pearl Harbor was planned, funded, carried out by Muslims, and was celebrated by Muslims around the world.

Perhaps the reluctance to relate the attack to “a religion” had to do with the way whole generations of Americans since the 1960s have passed through schools that indoctrinated them to believe that America has been invading other nations wrongly, supporting allies like Israel wrongly, and deserved to be attacked because of it.

Perhaps the election of a President with a Muslim name makes people reluctant to associate 9/11 with Islam?

The President, Barack Hussein Obama, is the son of a Muslim father he venerates even though he deserted and divorced his mother. He became the step-son of another Muslim his mother married, spent four years growing up in Indonesia surrounded by Muslims, until he was returned to the United States to be raised by his grandparents. While growing up in Hawaii he was mentored by a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA and during his college years, a close friend was a Pakistani with whom he traveled to that nation.

In “Audacity of Hope” he wrote, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

In retrospect 9/11 was entirely predictable. American military had been under attack since 1986 when a marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by a suicide bomber. After that, there was a succession of embassy bombings, an attack on the USS Cole.

In 1993 the first attempt to destroy the Twin Towers was unsuccessful, but was treated like an ordinary criminal case instead of the warning for heightened vigilance..

How many more Americans will have to die before we acknowledge that the enemy is Islam and the attacks reflect—not all, but many—Muslims’ view that America is, in Osama bin Laden’s words, the “great Satan”, while Israel is the “little Satan”? It took a decade to hunt him down and kill him. In the end, he was found in Pakistan, a mile from that nation’s equivalent of West Point.

This is not a call to punish American Muslims who are loyal to the nation, but even in our military service, the 2009 Fort Hood massacre by Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army Major, serves as a reminder that it is hard to know when the desire to strike fellow Americans will occur; dubbed the “sudden jihad syndrome.”.

Even in the wake of 9/11 when many in the Middle East were dancing in the streets and handing out candy to celebrate, President Bush went to great lengths to separate the perpetrators from the rest of the Muslim population of the nation and the world. The end of Ramadan was celebrated in the White House under Bush and, of course, by Obama.

One wonders how long it will take for the vast body of evidence that a war is being waged by Muslims around the world against those they scorn as “unbelievers” and against whom Islam calls for “a holy war.”

Recent reports from the Middle East indicate that, over the past five years, scores of Christians living in Egypt were murdered and that women and children are being abducted, tortured, raped, and forced to convert to Islam; 550 cases have been documented. The tiny Christian community in the Hamas-run Gaza strip is under siege. In Indonesia, Muslim protesters forced a church to shut down during Sunday worship. Name the nation, Iran, Lebanon, Kenya, Kuwait, Turkey, and what emerges is a consistent pattern, one that mirrors the way Islam was spread by terror and conquest since the seventh century.

Post 9/11 is testimony to a suicidal tolerance that ignores the message left by the ruins of the Twin Towers, the attack on the Pentagon, and the deaths of more than 3,000 innocent people on the airlines and in those buildings who were deemed the enemies of Islam for no other reason than being Americans, for being “infidels.”

It is a fearful prospect that a nuclear mushroom cloud could rise over Israel and, in all likelihood, over New York and other U.S. cities if we do not end this foolish “tolerance” that preys on an American value we hold dear and which may well doom more Americans.

The official policy of two administrations has been to pretend that Islam is not the enemy. The Obama administration went so far as to tell NASA that its new mission was Muslim outreach. And Islam is reaching back, but not in gratitude for ridding Iraq of Saddam Hussein or protecting Afghanis against the Taliban. The hatred of America, of Christians, Jews, and all other faiths is costing lives every day.

The lesson of 9/11 is that Islam cannot be tolerated.

Murder Most Foul – Tea Party Nation

 

Murder Most Foul – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

As this is being written it is early Friday morning as the news media saturates us with what I call the “Five Known Facts Syndrome”, repeating the details of the Colorado movie theatre murders reported to have taken the lives of twelve victims with some fifty who have been injured.

We have a selective response to such news, a mixture of grief and anger that such events occur and focused on the fact it has happened here in the United States. That is only natural, but it also ignores the murders occurring throughout the world, whether it is the killing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria earlier this week or the ongoing slaughter of an estimated 17,000 Syrians by yet another Middle East dictator.

Meanwhile Iran moves relentlessly toward the development of nuclear weapons that, if allowed to be built, will murder millions—first targeting Israel and then most certainly America. All the supposed “diplomacy” and “sanctions” in the world will not deter this predictable outcome.

Whether a movie theatre in Colorado or the attack on an entire nation, it speaks to the madness that exists worldwide, emanating in the Middle East, but which we have seen in Madrid, London, Bali, U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and culminating in New York and Washington, D.C. on 9/11.

The President is scheduled to speak to the nation before Noon today and is not likely to make mention of the Fort Hood murders on November 5, 2009, but is very likely to call for more stringent gun control legislation at the same time the United Nations has fashioned an international treaty to disarm the world’s citizens and leave them even more vulnerable to tyranny.

The history of “civilization” is the history of warfare and terror. It is the history of individual assassinations that trigger wars or grandiose dreams of continental and worldwide domination.

The most dangerous creatures on Earth are humans and murder occurs daily whether it is an Islamic “honor killing” or the murder of a store clerk during a robbery for a few dollars. In Chicago these days the rate of murders rivals the deaths in Afghanistan. In hard times, the murder rate increases with the levels of desperation. The drug wars are a contributing factor in our nation’s cities.

We live in a nation that has jettisoned much of the moral guidelines that distinguished our society, our culture, abandoning the simple act of a morning prayer in the nation’s schools, the definition of marriage, and culminating in a federal government that sanctioned the “walking” of guns to provision the Mexican drug cartels as a ruse to blame the sale of guns to Americans whose right is established by the Second Amendment.

The result thus far of “Operation Fast and Furious” has been an Attorney General held in contempt of Congress and afforded the protection of “executive privilege” by order of the President of the United States.

Meanwhile, ordinary citizens must submit to humiliating “pat downs” in order to board an airplane while the same government fails to identify an illegal alien running a flight school that trained other illegals to do the same thing that culminated in the 9/11 attack.

The deaths of innocent movie-goers is tragic and dramatic, but the murder of a nation’s economy and the dreams of its citizens to get a college degree without going into debt, hold a job, own a home, run a business, or have a secure retirement, pails in comparison.

The perpetrators of this national murder hold high office, are entrusted to act in our best interest, but instead will exploit this latest tragedy, will slander a political opponent as a “felon”, and will continue their relentless destruction of America.

The international institution, the United Nations, will continue to turn a blind eye to the murder of Western civilization.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

The Middle East Mess – Tea Party Nation

The Middle East Mess – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

I have a novel idea. Let’s just let the Middle East stew in its own Islamic juices. Along with the Maghreb, the northern tier nations of Africa, down into Nigeria, wherever you find an Islamic regime, you find millions of very unhappy people.

I am not the only one who feels that way, a Monday, May 14 Rasmussen Reports poll found that 63% “believe there is a conflict in the world today between Western civilization and Islamic nations, but most also think the United States should leave the Islamic world alone.”

Will the Muslims ever practice tolerance or accept peace with the West or anywhere else for that matter? No, never. The Koran—which Obama always refer to as the “holy Koran”—is replete with directives to fight for “Allah’s cause” (Koran: 9.88), to “fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them” (Koran: 9:5) and twenty other calls to war and murder. There is a reason why their weapon of choice is a Muslim man or woman who is willing to kill themselves in order to kill you.

It is just my opinion, but I believe the present “war on global terrorism” will best be fought covertly with a well-funded, covert intelligence and a counter-terrorism program, not by a massed army followed by a decade of “nation building.”

In the recent past, people throughout the Middle East forced out Tunisia’s despot, killed Libya’s despot, removed Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak from office, and are fighting and dying to get rid of Syria’s despot, Bashar Assad. Both Yemen and Somalia are basket cases with tribal warfare the order of the day. Even the Iranians have demonstrated their unhappiness, taking away Amadinejad’s majority in their parliament. He recently abandoned his usual bellicose talk of wiping Israel off the map.

You cannot point to a single Islamic nation from Morocco to Bahrain that has not had demonstrations intended to pressure their monarchs into granting greater freedom and what we would call democratic reform. As long as Sharia law is in the mix, that’s not a likely outcome.

It took just over seventy years from 1917 to 1991 to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union, but Islam’s grip on the Middle East goes back to the seventh century. The region is not going to change any time soon and those in power, like Assad, are going to be ruthless in their means to retain it.

The only reason that Saddam Hussein is not in control of Iraq is because the United States and its allies invaded in 2003 and brought his brutal regime to an end. Thank you, George W. Bush, but we should have left right after accomplishing that. Americans are tired of lengthy, inconclusive wars. We have been understandably unhappy with all the conflicts since Vietnam.

Afghanistan has been invaded many times since the days of Alexander the Great and the results have always been a disaster for those who did. Next door is Pakistan which like so many nations in the Middle East has never done anything but take our military and economic aid, and betray us at every opportunity. Egypt’s new leaders are getting ready to throw us overboard.

What I propose is a simplification of a complicated problem and there are few simple answers in a world looking at economic meltdown if debt problems are not resolved. When you toss in a roiling Middle East, it just gets messier.

To begin, let’s stop going to war in the Middle East. We invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. A short, intense bombing mission temporarily drove al Qaeda from its haven and it found a new one in Pakistan, including a safe home for bin Laden. We deposed Saddam Hussein, a major troublemaker in the region, and should have come home. We have little to show for the lives sacrificed and the money spent in both ventures. Billions have been squandered in both nations.

Israel is the only legitimately Western nation in the region, a true democracy. It is America’s greatest ally there. It shares invaluable intelligence at the highest levels of our government. It is a major trading partner with the U.S. Most of the technology Americans use in communications and in our military contains Israeli developed components. All the large U.S. technology companies have research centers in Israel. It also has a very large army and is quite capable of defending itself, but an umbrella of protection should exist because it is strategically important to our own security and Europe’s.

As for the Palestinians, they are a diplomatic sideshow propped up by the United Nations, self-proclaimed permanent victims. It tells you everything you need to know about the Palestinians that they are the oldest existing “refugee” group in the world! Israel has done what any sane nation would do. It built a huge wall to keep them penned up in Gaza, controls the West Bank, and maintains a strong defense on their northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.

Unless the Israelis conclude they must attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s my opinion they will acquire nuclear parity. Despite their bellicosity, the Iranian leadership prefers to use the Palestinians and other Arabs as proxy fighters. Even with nuclear parity they live in a neighborhood where everyone else has nukes; China, Russia, Pakistan, and India have nukes and, of course, Israel.. The U.S. could deliver a nuke with ease.

That said, nuclear war is so insane that even the Pakistanis and Indians backed away from using them despite having fought several conventional wars.

The last time Iran was in a war, it was with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq from 1980 to 1988 and it turned out very badly for them. They lost over a million men and it was fought to a stalemate. That memory is still very much alive in the minds of Iranians.

Islam is not one big happy family. It is sharply divided between the Sunnis, the majority, and the Shiites. It will be generations before the Muslims ever manage to live with each other in the Middle East without the prospect of these two groups killing one other with regularity.

Why do Muslims hate the West? Despite the fact that there are more than a billion Muslims in the world, they believe they are under attack. Defending Islam is their number one concern. They also believe they must impose an Islamic caliphate on the entire world

At this point in time, the U.S. has other priorities. Or should have.

Our military needs a rest and more muscle in the forms of new ships, new airplanes, and the R&D needed to fight future wars. The U.S. needs to solve its economic problems. We have a huge debt and deficit to reduce. We have millions of Americans out of work. We have others who are losing their homes. We have a failed educational system to fix, roads to repave and bridges to maintain.

We can still park our navy off the coast of the Persian Gulf. We can still maintain bases in the Middle East in places like Bahrain and Kuwait. It’s called readiness.

However, it must also be said that, within a decade’s time, by developing our own vast energy reserves, we could cut our dependency on Middle East oil and leave the Middle East to its own fate.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

It’s time to hurt Iran – Tea Party Nation

It’s time to hurt Iran – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

It is time for us to hurt Iran.  It can be done easily and without military action.  It is time for America to avenge what was done to Americans by the Iranians.  You can help.

 How?

 In 1983, Iran used a suicide bomber to attack the Marine Barracks in Beirut Lebanon.  241 American Marines died in that attack.  Hundreds of others were injured.  

 The survivors, the injured and the family members of those who gave their lives for their country, sued Iran.  They received a judgment of $2.6 billion against Iran after a Federal Court Judge found Iran to be liable for the attack.  A second lawsuit was filed alleging that Iran was liable for the 1996 Khobar Towers attack that killed 19 members of the United States Air Force.   The survivors of Khobar Towers also sued Iran and again a Federal Judge found Iran liable and ordered a judgment. 

 Lawyers refer to a judgment where there are no assets to pay the judgment as a “paper judgment.”

 Under almost any other circumstances, a case like this would mean a paper judgment for those survivors.  After all, Iran is not going to pay.

 But there is a way to make Iran pay and bring justice for these American heroes. 

 The attorneys who represented the families discovered $1.8 billion in funds belonging to the Central Bank of Iran in a bank in New York!   This money is frozen and Iran cannot get it back at the moment.

 We need to make sure they never get that money back.

 A bill is pending in Congress that will make certain that frozen Iranian money goes not back to Iran where it might be used to advance terrorism, but to the American survivors and family members of these two attacks. 

 Let’s roll!

 If Congress does not act, Iran might get that money back.  There are two bills pending that would make sure that money goes to the families of the Marine Barracks bombing and the Khobar Towers bombing victims.

 The first bill is in the House.  It is H.R. 4070.  The Senate version of the bill is S.2101.

 Iran is our enemy.  They hate us.   They want to destroy Israel and the United States of America

 They hate us because they are evil. You cannot rationalize with evil people.  You can only fight them and ultimately destroy them.

 Taking this money away from Iran and making certain it cannot be used to advance terrorism is a great idea.  Giving that money to the Americans who have been the victim’s of Iran’s terrorism is not just justice it is payback.

 If Congress does not act, the order freezing the Iranian funds could be lifted.  Can you imagine the celebration in Tehran if they get their money back?  Just on general principles does anyone doubt Iran would not use some of this money for terrorism?

 Call your Congressman and Senator today.  Ask them to support and sponsor H.R. 4070 and S.2101.

 Let’s hit Iran in the wallet and get some justice for American service members and their families.

A nation without borders – Tea Party Nation

A nation without borders – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Ronald Reagan once said, “A nation without borders is not a nation.”  The open borders crowd has been working overtime for the last twenty-five years to erase American borders. 

 Have they reduced America to “not a nation?”

 In many ways yes, and those chickens are coming home to roost. 

 

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BARACK OBAMA SHOWS HIS TRUE SELF MORE EACH AND EVERY DAY.............ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION AMERICA...... TO WHAT THIS MAN TRULY IS AND STANDS FOR AND WHAT HE'S DOING TO OUR COUNTRY? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

The government will not release the statistics but Representative John Culberson did.  Of almost 330,000 illegals caught on the US-Mexico border, 77% were not prosecuted. 

 Almost four out of five were just let go.  They were sent back over the border to try it again in a day or two.   Those statistics are just for those caught at the border.   The Obama regime has been ignoring Immigration since he took office and the Regime is doing everything it can to fight states that are trying to protect their citizens. 

 The dangers from unrestricted and uncontrolled immigration are clear.  Not only are there issues of drugs and violence coming across the border, we have to deal with the real issue of terrorism.

 Terrence Jeffrey, in an op-ed yesterday, pointed out what a joke immigration has become.  Two weeks ago, the FBI arrested a Moroccan illegal alien who wanted to make jihad on America and was going to go to the Capital to do it.

 The drive by media dutifully reported the story, burying the fact that the terrorist was in the country illegally.    This terrorist had been in this nation illegally since 1999, two years before 9/11.   The simplest way to stop his interest in jihad would have been to deport him years ago.  Neither the Bush administration nor the Obama regime have been interested in enforcing immigration. 

 In the Middle East, Iran and Israel grow closer to war and Iran is threatening to hit targets not only in Israel but also in Europe and even in America.  Writing in The Daily Caller, a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who writes under the pseudonym of Reza Kahilli says that Iran has the assets in America to mount attacks inside America.

 How could this happen?

 Because there is the real possibility there are Hezbollah cells here in America.

 How could Hezbollah have cells here in America?  Well for starters, it defies belief to think that our enemies have not smuggled terrorists through the southern border.    Some of them may have even come through legal immigration.  American immigration policies are insane.  We bring in people who have no ability to support themselves.  We bring in people who do not want to be Americans but simply want to take advantage of our system.   We even have a lottery to let people into this country.  Even Iranians are eligible to be included in the “diversity lottery.”

 For years, even decades now, many of us have been warning about the consequences of an open border and an insane and out of control immigration system. 

 Now we may see the consequences of those actions.

 If we in fact have terrorist attacks in this country, you can bet the drive by media is going to bury the facts about how the terrorists got into this country.

 But if we do have terrorist attacks in this country, it will be time to hold accountable those whose policies will have made those attacks possible.

Iran and Hezbollah Working with Mexican Drug Cartels to Smuggle Nuclear Materials into the US – Tea Party Nation

Iran and Hezbollah Working with Mexican Drug Cartels to Smuggle Nuclear Materials into the US – Tea Party Nation.

Cruise missiles [illustrative]

Israel is reporting on an Iranian long-range missile program that would be capable of reaching the United States. A separate report from their Intelligence chief says Iran can make nuclear bomb within a year. This missile program underwent a setback in December when an explosion occurred at the facility but no estimates were presented on when this missile will be mass produced. With Ahmadinejad’s request yesterday for a 127% increase in Iran’s defense budget, I don’t believe they are funding internal border security. However, they may need part of this increase to build a new line of drones.

The following excerpt may be the most important part of the article since Iran now has enriched uranium to the key 20% level:

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ya’alon also said that Iran and Hezbollah were working with drug cartels in Mexico to learn how to smuggle materials into the US, a conduit that could one day be used to smuggle weapons into the country.

Rick Perry gave a warning to us about this in November.

This excerpt from 2011 is another example of Hezbollah in Mexico:

In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. According to Yousef, the weapons, which were being stored in Mexico, had been stolen from Iraq with the help of his cousin who was a member of Hezbollah.

Let’s hope that the administration’s policy of not letting a “crisis go to waste” in an election year does not include allowing dirty bombs coming in from the Mexican border. After yesterday’s election projections, a second term for Obama is looking dim and his options are limited.

David DeGerolamo

Ya’alon: Iran was working on US-range missile

Deputy Prime Minister says December explosion at Iran base occurred where long-range missile was being developed; adds that Turkey assisting Iran to circumvent sanctions by allowing them access to banking system.

Iran was working on developing a missile with 10,000 km range that would put America in reach of a potential Iranian attack, Strategic Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday.

According to Ya’alon, the missile was based on a solid fuel propellant and would have been able to significantly increase Iran’s offensive capabilities. Last month, a mysterious explosion rocked an Iranian missile base near Tehran where Iran was working on developing this long range missile.

Ya’alon also said that Turkey is helping Iran bypass the sanctions that have been imposed on it in recent months.

According to the deputy prime minister, who was in the United States last week for talks on Iran with senior officials from the Obama administration, Turkey was helping Iran circumvent the sanctions by allowing it to use its banking system.

Ya’alon said that the Israeli government was committed to stopping Iran’s nuclear program “in one way or another.”

“We need a credible military option. The Iranians understand the West has capabilities, but as long as the Iranians don’t think that the West has the political stomach and determination to use it they will not stop,” Ya’alon affirmed. “Currently they don’t think that the world is determined.”

Ya’alon also said that Iran and Hezbollah were working with drug cartels in Mexico to learn how to smuggle materials into the US, a conduit that could one day be used to smuggle weapons into the country.

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