Posted tagged ‘Middle East’

Some Humor To Take The Edge Off

September 11, 2013

I saw these  at theburningplatform.com.

Obamacare is the means to the single payer end. It must be defunded, because once it’s implementation starts in earnest, it will be impossible to get rid of. What was the last Government program that was allowed to die on the vine? Politicians won’t even revamp the post office, even though it is loosing billions a year, so they won’t have the stones to repeal Obamacare.

Everything that we are witnessing concerning Syria, are means to the end of the President trying to get out of the political corner he painted himself into.

There IS a “time sensitivity” to a strike against Syria. Delay gives them time to hide what they don’t want destroyed, and delayed punishment’s effect is degraded with each passing day.

It’s not just about passing the buck, it’s about having someone out on the limb with him.

On the one hand we are threatening to use force against the Assad Regime who, as the President said, is no threat to the U.S. And on the other hand, using this force would be helping Al-Qaida, the organization that was responsible for 9/11 and is still an enemy today.

137007 600 Al Qaida in Syria cartoons

Benghazi And Political Incentives.

May 13, 2013
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TRUTH ABOUT BENGHAZI.

The hearings last week about Benghazi have put politicians, and the witnesses who were on the ground, on opposite ends of the truth. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands what a politician values the most, which is his own political power. I wrote a post two days after the Benghazi attack titled, Real Analysis About Middle East Insurgency at SOFREP.com, in which the truth about the attack was known within 24 hours. The way the administration lied about what happened in the weeks following  the incident is standard operating procedure for 99% of politicians and bureaucrats.

POLITICAL INCENTIVES  CONCERNING BENGHAZI.

In a post titled, Mises “Human Action” Explains Lies About Libya, written two weeks before the last election, I talk about how to analyze  political decisions in general, and the Benghazi situation in particular through the lens of “Human Action”. Here are a few excerpts from the post that are as true today as they were seven months ago. (more…)

Thomas Sowell Explains How Democracy And Freedom Are Not The Same Thing.

April 4, 2013

Here is a great article by Thomas Sowell titled, Middle East ‘Democracy‘, at jewishworldreview.com, in which he explains the difference between democracy and freedom. Here is a quote form the article.

“The Obama administration treated the creation of “democracy” in the Middle East as a Good Thing. Ironically, those who created the United States of America viewed democracy with fear-and created a Constitutional republic instead.  

Here is how Thomas Sowell defines the rule of law, freedom, and democracy. (more…)