Posts Tagged Iran
Yes, the mullahs say. We put all navy ships in Strait and wait for West to destroy. Blocked! Simple..
Iran Says it Has a Plan to Block Strait of Hormuz if Threatened
Umm, does anyone see the likelihood of an “October Surprise”, for reelection purposes? I do. That “Surprise” just may happen earlier, you know the line, ‘I Did This’..
|NYT||Old friends: Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu|
“We can almost speak in shorthand,” Mr. Romney said in an interview. “We share common experiences and have a perspective and underpinning which is similar.”
Mr. Netanyahu attributed their “easy communication” to what he called “B.C.G.’s intellectually rigorous boot camp.”
“So despite our very different backgrounds,” he said through an aide, “my sense is that we employ similar methods in analyzing problems and coming up with solutions for them.”
Even in a firm of 100 M.B.A.’s, Mr. Romney and Mr. Netanyahu managed to stand apart, as much for their biography as for their brainpower. Mr. Romney’s father, a former governor of Michigan, had sought the Republican presidential nomination a few years earlier. Mr. Netanyahu had his own exotic résumé: he had just completed a tour of duty in an elite special forces unit of the Israeli military.
“Both clearly had an aura around them,” said Alan Weyl, who worked at the firm from 1975 to 1989.
An ally of Iran’s Supreme Leader has written in the state press: “Since the very foundation of Islam is facing a potential danger, it is necessary for all the Muslims in general and the Islamic governments in particular to act to remove this corrupting material by any means possible. All our troubles are due to Israel!”by AWR HAWKINS/ http://www.breitbart.com/big-peace
Amateur, is just NOT the correct word here. I’m thinking that someone with a f&^%ing brain, would have thought all of this out. Obviously that leaves #44 out..
..he’s to busy trying to convince 15% (Black population if that) that he and holder, own the U.S.A.
Breitbart Lives..The White House has declined to comment on the Reverend Wright’s endorsement. I wonder why? Could it be the Jewish vote?
WRIGHT BACKS ANTI-JEW ‘MARCH TO JERUSALEM’
Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s longtime pastor and spiritual mentor has endorsed an event called the “March to Jerusalem,” of which Iran is a key organizer. The organization behind the march features anti-gay literature and links to Holocaust denial literature.
Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, it has been quite an eventful week.
A real highlight of the week was meeting with local farmers and ranchers from Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties to discuss their concerns for the South Florida agriculture industry. The top issues were developing a legal workforce, the adverse effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican produce dumping, agriculture research funding, invasive insects and other pests, and the invasive tax and regulatory environment emanating from Washington DC. I was joined by special guest Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) who is the Chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee. I encourage you to read more about the roundtable discussions here and look at photos here.
The week began with the AIPAC policy conference and of course the prevailing issue was the Israel-Iran relationship. Sunday, Israel received more than 100 rockets and missiles coming from Iranian-backed Islamic terrorists groups in the Gaza Strip. We heard President Obama give a quite firm speech before AIPAC last Sunday and the rhetoric of “having Israel’s back” and “not bluffing around” dominated the news waves. However, by the time Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was returning home, the rhetoric had changed to negotiations, giving more time for diplomatic solutions, and patience.
I would say Israel, and indeed the world, has been overly patient with Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed this same issue intensely some 16 years ago. Time is not on our side in contending with this issue, as Iran continues its march towards having a nuclear weapon capability. History has shown repeatedly that when one tries to compromise, appease, and negotiate with a madman it never ends up well. History remembers Churchill more favorably than Chamberlain. Further, the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) does not work with a radical regime that is based upon a theocratic-political totalitarian ideology.
The point by which we must take Iran seriously for its word is drawing closer. The ramifications are immense for our children and grandchildren. This cannot be cast aside as an election-cycle issue, as was the case with the Keystone XL Project.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was quite clear in stating that Israel is a sovereign state with every right to defend its people. There are precious few modern states such as Israel which share the same principles, dreams, and enemies with the United States. We must demonstrate a unified position that is unwavering and sends a poignant message, “there shall NEVER be another Holocaust event.”
On Saturday, I was standing by waiting to begin the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day parade talking to my friends John Ropes and Police Chief Frank Adderly. One gentleman who was marching came up to me directly and stated, “Thanks for your service, but your politics suck.” Well, the three of us looked at each other and smiled and I replied that, “What I stand for is about America and its Constitution, and sir that does not suck.”
But I would like to share with all of you is something that definitely does suck.
This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 227,000 jobs were added in the month of February, but the unemployment rate remained stagnant at 8.3 percent. While the announcement of these new jobs is positive, other aspects of the report demonstrate that Americans continue to suffer through a painfully tepid recovery made even slower by the President’s failed economic policies.
For instance, the labor force participation rate, which measures the percentage of able Americans working or looking for work, was near a 30-year low in February. If the percentage of Americans in the work force were as high today as at the beginning of this recession, unemployment would actually be 11.2 percent. In addition, the number of unemployed Americans looking for work in the month of February increased by 48,000 from January. And unemployment is once again above 8 percent, now for the 37th month in a row, further extending the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.
Compare that to what we, as Freshman class in the House of Representatives, have been able to accomplish. In just one year, my colleageues and I have:
· Passed a vote to repeal Obamacare
· Repealed the burdensome 1099 reporting provision from Obamacare
· Brought a vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment for a vote on the Floor of the House
· Put an end to endless spending on Continuing Resolutions (CR); Insisting that a CR be accompanied by significant cuts. This was a first for any modern Congress.
· Changed “PAYGO” to “CUTGO”: It is no longer acceptable to justify more spending with tax increases. If Congress wants to increase spending in one area, they must provide matching cuts to federal spending in another area.
· Authored bills that give more authority to the states instead of Washington bureaucrats. For example, including an option for states to add drug testing to their unemployment benefits programs.
· Eliminated Earmarks.
· Protected the doctor patient relationship by insisting on a two year Medicare “Doc fix.”
· Put a stop to the harmful “cap-and-trade” legislation, further protecting job creators and Americans.
· Fundamentally changed the conversation in Washington from one about “how much more can we spend?” to “how much more can we cut?”
We must continue to restore this Republic with pro-growth economic, monetary, tax, and regulatory policies, which will promote wholehearted private sector investment, ingenuity, and innovation. That means developing legislation which sets the conditions for growth, not regulatory constraints and tax policies which promote more uncertainty and lack of predictability for America’s job creators and hardworking American taxpayers. I am certaintly committed to making sure this happens for as long as I am honored enough to be your elected Representative from the great state of Florida.
Steadfast and Loyal,
AIPAC as Campaign Stop: Courting the Jewish Vote and More PJ Media/Bridget Johnson
It’s well known that, with an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities potentially looming, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference beginning Sunday will be a defining point in relations between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.