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Obama Digs Another Hole with New Campaign Ad – PART II

Posted by Admin on September 12, 2008

Well, a few hours ago I posted information about an ad that Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama had begun to air in various places around the country.  The title of the ad is “1982”, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it at this URL: “New Obama Campaign Ad: “1982”.

Let’s run down 2 of the charges that Obama leveled against McCain in this ad…

OBAMA SAID: “Things have changed in 26 years, but McCain hasn’t.”

MISLEADING…
Just this morning (9/12/08) one of Joy Behar’s chief complaints expressed to John McCain when he went on the TV show “The View” was that McCain used to be a “maverick”, but that he was no longer that way.  McCain responded by saying that he was still the exact same person he’s always been.  It would seem that McCain’s own opponent agrees – McCain hasn’t changed in some very important ways over the last 26 years, and that is a good thing.

OBAMA SAID: “Admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer” & “Can’t send an email”.

I hate to break it to Obama and his ad staff who are probably in the middle of congratulating themselves right now on their “new tone” attack ads, but I was right in the previous post where I postulated that perhaps John McCain did not use email, and did not type because I thought it may be difficult for him given his severe injuries in the crash of his fighter jet, and his 5+ subsequent years of torture and poor medical care in a POW camp in North Vietnam.

Following is an excerpt from an article that was posted on Forbes.com in which they reported – 0all the way back in 2000 – that McCain cannot type emails due to his injuries, and that his wife Cindy and he answer email together in the evenings – a daily ritual for the two.  It also shows that McCain is far from the computer illiterate, old and out of touch man Obama implied…

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.

– “Net vs. Norm” by Richard Rappaport, Forbes ASAP
“Best of the Web”, Forbes.com,
Originally published on May 29, 2000

I’m rather sad that I am right about this.  I would prefer that John McCain not have been injured in the Vietnam War, and I know the vast majority of Americans agree that we completely respect his service and sacrifice to our country.  However, I would like to also point out that this makes John McCain particularly suited to addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our country.  He knows what sacrifice is, and he’s seen first hand the brutal nature of war.  That, IMHO, makes him much better suited than a Freshman Senator with no military experience to lead our country during a time of war.  Whether we like it or not, we are there, our enemies are STILL there, and we need someone who knows what works and doesn’t work when it comes to diplomacy, and heaven forbid, military actions if needed.

Right now I would like to share with Obama something that he should have, and probably would’ve learned had he attended a less racist church for the last 20+ years…

Proverbs 16:18 (King James Version):
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

For the Democrats who are becoming more and more disenchanted with Obama every day… Please try to look beyond your hatred for President Bush, and honestly look at your options here.  John McCain is NOT going to alter the Constitution, he is going to get the government back on track.  He recognizes that Bush was by no means perfect, and he wants to rectify that situation.  Please look with an open mind.  Visit his website, read his position on the issues, and don’t give in to knee-jerk reactions.

Barack Obama displays the hallmark traits of a Marxist.  His political campaign was launched in the home of an unrepentant known Communist “Revolutionary” Terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital building as the leader of the 60s terrorist organization the “Weather Underground” (sometimes referred to as “The Weatherman”).  He has accepted the endorsement of a very well-known, and rather radical socialist political group in Chicago throughout his career in the Daley Political Machine.  He has also spoken about attending socialist seminars in college at Columbia University.

Please also consider what socialism would indeed do to our country.  The first thing socialists do is take away the people’s rights, via “suspension” and it all goes down hill from there.  Consider this for a moment — let’s assume Obama is a righteous man, and “socialism would work if done the “right” way”.  What guarantee do we have that the next administration, or the one after that wouldn’t take advantage of the laws and plunge America into the hell that was the Soviet Union under the likes of Stalin, or Germany under Hitler, or China under Mao Tse-Tung?

Let’s join together and make our country strong, secure and prosperous.  We have the resources, and the know-how to make our country great again – as well as cleaning up Washington and getting rid of the special interests, and the “old boy network” and the corruption.  We can also work together to be responsible for our environment, and to tackle poverty and education issues by implementing all of our possible options in each area.  That American ingenuity, and ability to solve problems is one of the greatest things about our country.  Our freedom guarantees that we can pursue these things, and that ultimately we will be successful and not have to sacrifice any of our inalienable rights.

I know this may sound cheesy to some of you, but I’m really not bothered by that.  I have 4 children that I want to grow up in a peaceful world, and that demands that we take care of the threats facing our nation so that our enemies don’t have an opportunity to grow stronger, and to threaten us, and so our children are not the ones stuck with solving the problems.  That’s the hope I have for the future – a real hope built on solid, proven, successful ideals supported throughout the history of our country.  I honestly don’t know who can argue with that…

Well, thanks for listening to my somewhat rant! LOL  I do hope everyone has a great weekend – whether you agree with me or not! 😉

God bless,
LibertyRocks

PS – I addressed the rest of the ad in the previous article which you can read here: Obama Digs Another Hole with New Ad, “1982” – PART I

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Al-Qaeda Declares War Against India

Posted by Admin on June 9, 2007

AL-QAEDA DECLARES JIHAD AGAINST INDIA


The Associated Press is reporting the following:


Al-Qaida declares holy war on India
By Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Writer | The Boston Globe | June 9, 2007

SRINAGAR, India –A group claiming to represent the al-Qaida terror network declared a holy war on India over its partial control of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian officials said Saturday.

A statement and video was sent Friday to the Current News Service, in Srinagar, the main city of India’s Jammu-Kashmir state, in which a masked man standing next to an automatic weapon read the declaration.

“We declare righteous holy war against India on behalf of God the great in which Jammu and Kashmir will be the launch pad for holy war in India,” said the statement signed by Abu Abdul Rehman al-Ansari, purportedly the chief of al-Qaida Fil Hind or al-Qaida in India.

Al-Qaida Fil Hand had not communicated anything since July of last year when they announced their establishment. The statement released is said to be 5-pages long and is being investigated by police who will also attempt to establish its veracity. The Director General of Police Gopal Sharma is advising people not to panic. Read the rest of this entry »

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World and US News Links – September 25 and 26, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 27, 2006

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World and US News Links Roundup – September 23 and 24, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 26, 2006

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THE POPE & ISLAM – MUSLIM’S DAY OF RAGE:

SISTER LEONELLA (nee ROSA SGORBATI):

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SPECIAL REPORT: Osama bin Laden ~ Is the trail as cold as the dead?

Posted by Admin on September 23, 2006

SPECIAL REPORT:
IS OSAMA REALLY DEAD, OR JUST SICK… AGAIN?

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25 September 2006 – 3:30 pm (US-CST) – Added more article links

Dear Readers: I am in the process of putting together the latest news links list right now, so I only had time to review in-depth the L’Est Republicain article, its translation at FreeRepublic, and the CBS coverage, as well as collect some links for you all to peruse. I will update this post as more information becomes available. – Michelle K. 25 September 2006 – Added more article links

Is Osama dead or alive?

A purported leaked French intelligence report was exposed in the French newspaper L’Est Républicain today which stated that according to a usually reliable source, Saudi secret services have come to believe that Osama bin Laden is dead. They believe he died on the 23rd of August 2006, of typhus which involved a partial paralysis of his lower limbs. The Saudi secret service judged the information to be sufficiently reliable for them to inform the highest French authorities. According to the article a note was written on September 19th titled, “The Saudi secret services are looking to confirm the death of Osama Bin Laden.” Neither French or U.S. officials are able to confirm these reports.

As far as the source is concerned, according to Sheila MacVicar in a CBS News Exclusive video report, L’Est Republicain is not a tabloid, has a very good reputation, and it is the major news source for their geographical region of France. MacVicar also points out that the French Defense Ministry is launching an investigation into the source of the leaked secret document which suggest that the leaked document is indeed legitimate.

MacVicar also states in the video report that senior Saudi officials told her, they have “excellent information, very credible information, which does strongly suggest that bin Laden is dead. The Saudis themselves are warning that until they either find the people who were with bin Laden, or recover a body it will be impossible to confirm. But I am told that the Saudis are moving towards a pretty high degree of certainty that they believe that he’s dead.”

CBS News also has made available a video report titled, “Experts on the Bin Laden Reports“. According to a CBS News consultant, Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit and author of the book, “Imperial Hubris”, when asked by Thalia Assuras about the likelihood that these reports were true, he referenced a conversation he had with sources on the Afghan/Pakistani border this morning who reportedly told him, “If Osama bin Laden were dead the West would never know it. We would keep it secret for years.”

Jere Van Dyck, another news consultant debated Schuer’s assertion citing that Osama’s death would not be kept a secret because the culture would value him as a martyr, and they would want to celebrate his entry in to paradise, as attainment of Osama’s ultimate goal. Van Dyke postualtes that this may be an attempt on the part of the Saudis and the French to try and goad bin Laden into saying something to refute the reports of his death.

Van Dyke also added that according to rumors he has heard when in the region, and again in his conversations this morning, Osama is surrounded by a concentric circle of guards all of whom have detonators that would be activated immediately killing Osama if anything went wrong because Osama “does not want to be seen as Saddam was seen, he does not want to be humiliated in any way” and that he very much wants to be a martyr. Schuer again stated at the close of the report that he simply doesn’t know if Osama is dead or alive, and his sources repeated to him that they would “never tell”.

Michael Scheuer was also interviewed on the CBS Early Show this morning and stated that the particular source of these rumors is not particularly reliable in his opinion. He stated that Saudi intelligence can be somewhat of “an oxymoron”. He also says that Al Qaeda has never before tried to disguise the death of one of its leaders, instead announcing these events in a “fairly concise time frame”. Scheuer think the likelihood of this rumor being true is, “a long shot at the moment.”

As far as the reports of bin Laden being ill and possibly dying of typhoid, Scheuer stated that contracting that disease is a distinct possiblity that may lead to Osama’s eventual death due to the quality of water available in that region of the world. He believes illness would more likely be his downfall rather than dying in any sort of combat. Scheuer also brings up the point that bin Laden’s death supposedly occurred on August 23rd, and he finds it highly unlikely that they would have, or could have kept that a secret for this long. He firmly believes that if Osama were dead al-Qaeda would announce it, again, as confirmation of Osama’s martyr status and his attainment of paradise in accordance with his follower’s beliefs for one who dies “in a jihad”.

You can read the original article in French here;
OUSSAMA BEN LADEN SERAIT MORT – Les services secrets saoudiens auraient acquis la conviction que le fondateur d’Al-Qaida est mort.” – by Laïd Sammari – L’Est Républicain – France – 23 September 2006

A member of the Conservative News & Discussion Forum, FreeRepublic.com has posted a translation of the article here;
TRANSLATED TEXT OF FRENCH NEWSPAPER REPORT OF BIN LADEN’S DEATH: ‘OSAMA BIN LADEN COULD BE DEAD’” – Posted by “StJacques” – Source: L’Est Republicain – Translation by “StJacques” – FreeRepublic.com – California, US – 23 September 2006

OTHER MEDIA COVERAGE:

QUOTE:
     
      French President Jacques Chirac said Saturday that information contained in a leaked intelligence document raising the possibility that Osama bin Laden may have died of typhoid in Pakistan last month is “in no way whatsoever confirmed.”

     
     Chirac said he was “a bit surprised” at the leak and has asked Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to investigate how a document from a French foreign intelligence service was published in the French press.
     
[. . .]
     
      “We have no response to the question of whether bin Laden is dead or alive,” the [Saudi] interior Ministry official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
     
     A senior White House official says of the information,”I wouldn’t hold your breath,” reports CBS News White House correspondent Jim Axelrod.
     
     A senior official in Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry said he is “very skeptical of the truthfulness” of the document, noting past false reports of the death of bin Laden. He was not authorized to address the issue and asked that his name not be used.
     
     Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tasnim Aslam, called the information “speculative,” saying that Pakistan like other countries was “clueless about him.” [Cont’d…]
     
French Want Probe Into Bin Laden Leak” – CBS News

  • OFFICIALS, FRIENDS: BIN LADEN DEATH REPORT UNCONFIRMED” – Kate Turner, Pam Benson, Peter Bergen, Elise Labott & Nic Robinson, Contributors – CNN News – Cable News Network LP LLLP – Atlanta, Georgia, US – 23 September 2006
    [NOTES: From the article; “Story Highlights: France’s Chirac, U.S. intelligence downplay report that bin Laden is dead – Report’s source is leaked French defense ministry documents – Saudi source tells CNN bin Laden is ill with a water-borne disease – Bin Laden’s brother-in-law says he has heard no report of al Qaeda leader’s death”]
  • BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE? – CBS News: Arab Diplomats Discuss Reports Of Bin Laden’s Death” – by Farhan Bokhari & Sheila MacVicar – CBS News – CBS Broadcasting, Inc. – New York, New York, US – 23 September 2006

QUOTE:
     
     Osama bin Laden’s health has deteriorated in the past year, forcing him to curtail his movements, according to Arab diplomats in Pakistan who routinely track reports of his movements.

     
     A senior source with an intelligence service friendly to the United States told CBS News that Saudi intelligence has collected what it considers to be “very credible information” that bin Laden has been very seriously ill, and that the Saudi services are now suggesting, though not confirming, that they “have a pretty high certainty” that he is dead.
[Cont’d…]

     
Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?” – CBS News

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

  • film3.gif EXCLUSIVE: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD?” – Report with Sheila MacVicar – CBS News – CBS Broadcasting, Inc. – New York, New York, US – 23 September 2006
  • film3.gif EXPERTS ON THE BIN LADEN REPORT” – Thalia Assuras talks with CBS News consultants Jere Van Dyk, and Michael Scheuer – CBS News – CBS Broadcasting, Inc. – New York, New York, US – 23 September 2006
  • film3.gif ANALYSIS OF BIN LADEN REPORTS” – CBS Early Show interview with Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit – CBS News – CBS Broadcasting, Inc. – New York, New York, US – 23 September 2006

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