Obama Syria attack diverts attention from economy Obamacare Obama problems, Rush Limbaugh quotes Yossef Bodansky, What if Bashar didn’t do it?

Obama Syria attack diverts attention from economy Obamacare Obama problems, Rush Limbaugh quotes Yossef Bodansky, What If Bashar Didn’t Do It?

“I do not believe John Kerry is fit to be commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States. This is not a political issue. It is a matter of his judgement, truthfulness, reliability, loyalty, and trust–all absolute tenets of command.”…REAR ADMIRAL ROY F. HOFFMAN, USN (RETIRED)

“Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.

Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed.”…Washington Times, May 6, 2013

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”…Abraham Lincoln

I do not trust Obama.

Why should I?

Obama has plenty of reasons to divert attention away from his issues and administration.

Not the least of which is the economy and impact of Obamacare.

You can only fudge the numbers so long.

This alone is reason enough for Obama to push for a Syria attack.

But remember, Obama stated that he would stand with the Muslims.

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

I listened to Rush Limbaugh yesterday.

From the Rush Limbaugh transcripts September 3, 2013.

“Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn’t Do It?”

“RUSH: All right. So here’s the deal.  Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he’s not gonna go into Syria.  Remember, they’re using nerve gas.  John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.  Look, I’m gonna get into all the hypocrisy.  Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter.  There’s only one difference.  If there were anybody else running this administration right now, this would be reported as incompetent and as buffoonish and as frightening at Jimmy Carter’s.

This is Jimmy Carter’s second term here.  This is absolutely frightening what’s happening here.  Obama with this inadvertent, trying to make himself look like a tough guy, red line comment this past summer.  Well, the Syrians crossed the red line, so Obama’s obligated.  And late in the week last week, he said, “You know what?  I’m gonna go get congressional authority,” after maintaining he didn’t need it, maintaining he didn’t want it, maintaining he’s gonna be a tough guy, gonna act alone. He’s gonna save the people of Syria. He’s gonna make sure this Bashar guy gets what’s coming to him.

Then all of a sudden he switches gears we’re told after a walk Friday night on the White House grounds.  Yes.  He decided he’s gonna use congressional authority. He’s gonna go to Congress.  Now, when this announcement was made — ’cause this had been discussed.  I mean, the idea of congressional authority for use-of-force authorization had been discussed.  There had been test votes taken by virtue of interview.  At the time, there was no way Congress was gonna authorize it.  Didn’t stand a prayer, which Obama knew, which the point was to blame Republicans.  It was the Limbaugh Theorem in play.  Obama forget about it essentially.  The plan was change direction, reverse field, announce that he’s gonna go to Congress to get a use-of-force authorization, and then when the Republicans don’t give it to him, blame them for dead Syrians. ”

“You have here, ostensibly, Bashar al-Assad nerve gassing his own people.  Sarin gas.  Lurch told us. John Kerry.  He told us this Friday.  Obama’s got the red line drawn out there.  They crossed the red line.  Obama’s manhood is on the line.  Oh, my God, he’s a gotta huff and puff! He’s been huffing and puffing.  All of a sudden, “You know what?  To hell with it!  I’m gonna wait awhile.  I’m gonna wait on Congress.”

Wait a minute. People are dying, I thought.  He’s nerve gassing people!  He’s nerve gassing his own people, chemical weapons, weapons of mass destruction, and we’re gonna wait for Congress to get back?  We gotta wait a few days, rather than strike now? ‘Cause all we’re gonna do is we’re gonna have a, what, three-minute to five-hour strike, whatever it takes to show that…”

“What if Bashar didn’t do it?

Sit tight, ’cause I’ve got a story by a man whose credibility is intact and beyond repute.  His name is Yossef Bodansky. He “is an Israeli-American political scientist who served as Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the US House of Representatives from 1988 to 2004. He is also Director of Research of the International Strategic Studies Association and has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).”

“”There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition. The extent of US foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the ‘horror’ of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light.”

This guy is not a kook, folks.  He’s not a nut.  He’s not an Internet Looney Toon, the guy writing this, Yossef Bodansky.  In fact, in reading further about this guy, Yossef Bodansky argued that the deception playing out right now in Syria is a deception similar to one used in Sarajevo in 1995 to provoke air strikes against the Serbs for the benefit of the Bosnian Muslims. ”

You must read more:!!!


We didn’t attack Saddam Hussein when the following occurred.

“As early as April 1987, the Iraqis used chemical weapons to remove Kurds from their villages in northern Iraq during the Anfal campaign. It is estimated that chemical weapons were used on approximately 40 Kurdish villages, with the largest of these attacks occurring on March 16, 1988 against the Kurdish town of Halabja.

Beginning in the morning on March 16, 1988 and continuing all night, the Iraqis rained down volley after volley of bombs filled with a deadly mixture of mustard gas and nerve agents on Halabja. Immediate effects of the chemicals included blindness, vomiting, blisters, convulsions, and asphyxiation. Approximately 5,000 women, men, and children died within days of the attacks. Long-term effects included permanent blindness, cancer, and birth defects. An estimated 10,000 lived, but live daily with the disfigurement and sicknesses from the chemical weapons.

Saddam Hussein’s cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid was directly in charge of the chemical attacks against the Kurds, earning him the epithet, “Chemical Ali.””


You have been informed at Citizen Wells about the real unemployment situation and economy.

Here is another example.

From Zero Hedge September 3, 2013.

“Unemployment At One Year High, Gallup Finds”

“Since lately it seems that the BLS’ sole mandate is to smooth and otherwise seasonally adjust noisy, incomplete employment data, even as the one part of employment that should not be rising – part-time jobs – continues to creep ever higher both seasonally adjusted and otherwise, it has become virtually impossible to get an accurate, unadjusted perspective of how the US labor force is truly doing. And with this Friday’s non-farm payroll report “the most important ever”, as every other month of course, this time because it will seal the fate of the taper (or won’t) depending if the data is bad enough, everyone is eager to get a sense of what is going on behind the scenes and how to position for Friday.”

“Which means that while the Gallup data is largely useless from a policy, or trading perspective, it is very useful in one key fashion: it shows that the US economy continues to deteriorate, and that increasingly more people have no jobs when stripping out the BLS’ favorite labor force participation adjustment gimmick.”

Read more:


If you still don’t believe that Obama has motivation to divert attention away from the economy, Obamacare and his other issues, you had better wake up and start making plans to survive the real crisis that could develop.


62 responses to “Obama Syria attack diverts attention from economy Obamacare Obama problems, Rush Limbaugh quotes Yossef Bodansky, What if Bashar didn’t do it?

  1. Reuters reports:



  2. AMEN Citizenwells…AMEN…..your spot on this morning…

    I fully agree with you….TS is getting ready to hit the fan…and everyone is asleep at the wheel.

  3. CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR DR. HERB TITUS (Not Mark Levin) DESCRIBES “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” December 12, 2011 (TPATH) The honorable John Jay, the first leader of the United States Supreme Court, initiated the insertion of “Natural Born Citizen” into the Constitution for the purpose of setting a higher standard for the office of the President. All of the verbal gymnastics being put forth by the left, as to the meaning of the term, will eventually be proven to be just what it is. Unlawful defense of an individual and political party at the expense and detriment of this country. When you watch this video you will begin to wonder how this country continues to allow such simple and precise language to be twisted, manipulated and convoluted.

    Video part 1, and part 2.

  4. Videos in my post above have been removed due to copyright infringement.

  5. September 4, 2013

    Aaron Klein:

    “De Niro: Obama ‘represents best type of people'”

    “Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, who supported President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential bids, says Obama is “trying his best” in his second term in office.

    “He’s a good person, period,” De Niro told Du Jour Magazine.

    “He’s trying his best. He’s going to do things that people feel are not right or violating one right or another. But at the end of the day, he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government.”

    Continued the actor: “He has to play that game, the political game. They all do. They make statements they can’t honor because they’re impossible to honor. Once you get into that Washington machinery, you’ve just got to figure it out and swim against the current and grab onto this rock and that, and just try to maintain your course.”

    De Niro previously made public comments about Obama. In May 2012, the actor told NBC’s “Press Pass” he was looking forward to Obama’s second term.

    “I know he’ll do better in the next four years, when he won’t have to worry whether he’s gonna be elected or not,” De Niro stated at the time.”


  6. De Niro is a classic example of an obot.

  7. “HEATED: Rand Paul Storms John Kerry, Gets “Owned” at Syria”

  8. The main reasons no one should trust this man, Obama, is that he is a proven liar, complete incompetent….both in experience, prior actions taken towards our military, and, even more important, in his thinking…..

    All anyone has to do is look at the evidence of his past actions towards our own citizens and compare those with his actions/statements towards the enemy. Very simple and yet there is no one to play the part of that little girl who simply made the statement for all of the “adults” to hear…the emperor is naked…why are you all clothing him?!

    Just look at what is going on in Libya now and what went on in Egypt before the military, due to desperation of the minorities there, stepped up to save things by arresting the real thugs….both situations having been enabled by Obama’s decisions and intentions. Why then would anyone even doubt that his intentions (hidden as usual) for Syria is anything but the same enabled opening for those same thugs to fill any void left by the hoped for toppling of the Assad regime. But in this case there is, from the beginning, the presence of Russia’s own agenda along with China’s to make the challenge worse. So the only other reason for Obama’s planned interference in Syria is to further weaken our military as well as our already deteriorated economy here at home, and attempt to make his image look like he’s some kind of humanitarian in doing so. When this man (and his “wife”) solicited funds for his various campaigns on the backs of babies who have their skulls punctured and brains sucked out in order not to be born alive, even backing infanticide in the most horrific manner, people should have no reason to believe that he has any kind of “humanitarian” concern for the innocent in another country far from home either.

  9. September 3, 2013

    Robert Laurie:

    “Boehner, Cantor, and Pelosi agree – it’s time to attack Syria”

    “So there you have it. The fix is in. The top level Republican elites have allied themselves with Nancy Pelosi to push Obama’s war effort.

    John Boehner has folded like a house of cards. Or, more specifically, he’s folded like a house of cards that’s been previously folded, over and over again.”


  10. citizenwells | September 4, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    CW, all that Botox has certainly gone to Lurch’s brain; he’s more of a blithering idiot now than when he was MA’s less-than-illustrious Senator.

    While I’m happy we’ve gotten rid of him here, I’m sorry that his lunacy is now being imposed on the rest of the country and the world. Incompetent, inept, fraudulent; just like the rest of this ‘administration.’

  11. RUSH: Was Assad Framed By The Syrian Rebels And The Obama Admin?

    Driving force behind campaign to strike Assad

    Guess who? None other than U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power……..

    This is an article worth reading to get even more understanding of who is behind all of this. Aaron Klein, the author, is a very good investigative reporter.

    behind the scenes, Power is a central player at pushing Obama to launch a military campaign in Syria, the diplomats told WND.

    The diplomats said Power has been working with Syrian foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia as well as with key Syrian opposition figures in trying to convince the White House to act sooner in Syria.

    The diplomats say that last week, Power recommended Obama strike in Syria without first consulting Congress, a move from which the president clearly seems to have backed away.
    Power’s central involvement may be telling.

    As WND has reported, Power served on the advisory board that created the “Responsibility to Protect,” or R2P doctrine that would be used to justify any U.S. strikes in Syria.

    The U.S.-NATO bombings in Libya in 2011 have been widely regarded as a test of R2P.

    The doctrine, now backed by the United Nations, is based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of “war crimes,” “genocide,” “crimes against humanity” or “ethnic cleansing.”

    The term “war crimes” has, at times, been used indiscriminately by various U.N.-backed international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, or ICC, which has applied it to Israeli anti-terror operations in Gaza. There is also concern the ICC could be used to prosecute U.S. troops. (my emphasis)

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/this-war-hawk-pushing-obama-to-bomb-syria/#rKMk1rXYk6BBQCwi.99

  13. It looks to me as though not only is Assad being set up, but the U.S. is being set up, too. The likes of RINOS McCain and Graham are just too much. Samantha Power is rabid anti-Israel.

  14. In case we’ve forgotten, Samantha Power is the wife of the very radical Cass Sunstein. Need we say more? She is working strongly behind the scenes in this Syrian matter and is up to no good.

  15. CabbyAZ……..
    Ithink that Egypt is a WILD CARD in the middle east game. The Muslim Brotherhood thought they had Egypt ALL WRAPPED UP. I think that Egypt may be getting ready to tell the US to keep out of their country. I have to commend Egypt they knew exactly what to do,and the terrorist Morsi is now locked up.

  16. Hi Old Sailor,
    I certainly agree with you about Egypt, and it does seem that they are openly expressing their disgust with Soetoro’s connection with the Muslim Brotherhood. So be it ! Bring it on, Egypt ! Morsi is now quite under the gun, so to speak. They have had their fill of the MB.

  17. “Senate panel OKs resolution of force against Syria”

    “The 10-7 vote came after the panel added a provision to the resolution stating that U.S. policy aims to “change the momentum on the battlefield” in the Syrian civil war, in order to force President Bashar al-Assad to agree to a negotiated settlement that ends the conflict and paves the way for a democratic government.”


  18. Is this not the height of arrogance? O spoke in Stockholm. He said….

    ““I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line, My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line.”

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/04/201163/obama-i-didnt-draw-the-red-line.html#storylink=cpy

  19. John Kerry has said that the ARAB countries (mainly Saudi Arabia) will pay for the entire cost of attack against Syria by the US………SO NOW WE KNOW WHO WILL FINANCE THIS SYRIAN BOONDOGGLE……

    Yea, I bet….I won’t hold my breath for that one!

    But, and this is a BIG but, the ARABS are not willing to commit troops, direct support or one drop of ARAB (Saudi Arabia) blood….why?……

    Here again, Lurch Kerry has given us DIRECT PROOF that the United States military forces are carruying the water for all the Araba countries (mainly Saudi Arabia who’s money has been behind most of the unrest in that area) …

    Who will pay for the American blood that will be lost over this “saving of Obama’s face ?”…will the Arab’s pay for that too…..

    I’m damn sick and tired of American youth fighting and dying in Arab countries for someone else’s wars and squabbles…..personally, I say, let them fight it out among themselves ….there is NOTHING in the middle east that is worththe life of one single American soldier….

    I DIDN’T SET NO REDLINE….IT MUST HAVE BEEN HILLERY THAT DID THAT….. And he said that with such a honest face….

  20. BREAKING: Egyptian Media Says Barack Obama Is Muslim Brotherhood Member

  21. Well we all know the Obumer never will take the blame for anything.I just have a hard time with the Repups..They have him by the xxxxs. Then turn around and give him just what he wants.Would someone tell me where is the difference between the Rs and Ds please,because I don’t see it?

  22. So we are now prostituted to the Arabs…..and co-opted to same who paid for the intruder in the WH. Once again, follow the money.

  23. Trudy, I don’t think there is a differene. Frankly, I think the American greatness ship has sailed and there isn’t a dang thing we can do. The puppet masters are calling the shots now, Corruption is widespread and the NSA has the blackmailing goods on all of them.

    All I can say is do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your family, because at this point we are outmanned. I can’t imagine what is being slipped through in Congress while everyone is focused on Syria.

  24. This of course is for everyone’s personal discernment, but I know of this good man and his Godly wisdom in decades of being spiritual director for souls.

    Here are the latest messages from Msgr Esseff’s website re: “The Fires of Syria” from the locutionist who has been under his long time spiritual direction, for years, and who has his blessing. Monsignor is regarded as a very good, holy man, a priest of Scranton, PA, ordained in 1953, who has been the spiritual director for Mother Theresa and has, at her request, given retreats all over the world to her Sisters of Charity. He has as well had the saint and mystic, Padre Pio, for his own spiritual director as a young priest. This same locutionist had early on spoken beforehand to the unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict and his replacement as being prepared his whole life to be the Pope of Fatima, for our current times. Monsignor has asked that these messages re: Syria be released immediately so serious does he consider them to be:


  25. Rand Paul was right when he said this is all “political theater” Congressional hearings are a complete joke. Those testifying get selective amnesia or just flat-out lie. No one ever is held accountable for anything. This is all a terrible play and we are nearing the final act. All the many patriotic Americans can spend their days posting at blogs, calling their representatives or digging up more sordid news on those in D.C; but it isn’t getting us anywhere. Things just get worse. I thought by now, the low information voter would have realized the crap that is going on, but they are too busy collecting their gov’t checks and doing their thing, they don’t care.


    And it will happen….you can take that to the bank….


  27. Oh great….with Obama’s Sunni Muzzbros already here, now we can have their radical war with the Shias right here in the homeland. Do these people ever work for a living?:

    Iran Aggressively Recruiting ‘Invisible Army’ of Latin American Converts to Infiltrate U.S. Through ‘Soft Belly’ of the Southern Border

    Iran is recruiting an “invisible army” of revolutionary sympathizers in Latin America to infiltrate the U.S. through the “soft belly” of the southern border, U.S. officials and national security experts told TheBlaze. And they’re using one website in particular to do it.

    Iran Aggressively Recruiting Invisible Army of Latin American Converts to Infiltrate U.S. Through Soft Belly of the Southern Border
    Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, middle, attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Sept. 3, 2013. Iran’s Assembly of Experts is a body that selects the supreme leader and supervises his activities. (Getty Images)

    The Iranian regime’s conversion efforts are becoming increasingly aggressive, especially over the Internet, with the goal of conducting operations against United States interests in the Western Hemisphere, according to U.S. government officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the nature of their work in the region.

    Islamoriente.com, which focuses on religion and politics, is one of Iran’s main recruitment and conversion websites for Latin America on the Internet, TheBlaze has learned. The site, which launched in 2008, includes links to Iranian television for Spanish speakers, anti-American news stories, essays on reasons to convert to Islam, chat rooms and a personal message from the Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran.

    Even as President Barack Obama waits for Congress to make a decision on Syria, the Iranian website wastes no time and has no shortage of stories ridiculing the U.S. administration for threatening to strike President Bashar Assad’s regime, a staunch ally of Iran.

    Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and expert in Iranian affairs, said Iran’s focus on Hispanic converts is a new evolution in Iranian operations in Latin America. Phillips said Khamanei’s message titled “The Importance of Work and the Nobility of the Worker” in Islam, is significant because the Ayatollah is “normally a background player in these sorts of efforts and doesn’t usually play such a public role.”

    “Historically, Iran has tried to recruit agents from the Lebanese Shi’ite diaspora in South America and West Africa,” Phillips said. ”This emphasis on Hispanic converts is something new.”

    In the past, “U.S. intelligence focused on Iran’s relationship with Hezbollah but now with the people they are recruiting it could be much more difficult to gauge who is infiltrating the U.S.,” Phillips added.

    In August, the U.S. State Department decided to order a new review of Iranian terror activity in Latin America, based on a 500-page report issued by Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman on Iran’s terrorist strategy in the region. Nisman was the original prosecutor in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds more. Nisman believes Hezbollah, on orders from Iran, was responsible for the bombing.

    The report states that Iran has attempted to infiltrate “for decades, large regions of Latin America, through the establishment of clandestine intelligence stations and operative agents which are used to execute terrorist attacks when the Iranian regime decides so, both directly or through its proxy, the terrorist organization Hezbollah. These actions have been taking place within the so-called ‘export of the revolution,’ which was never masked by Tehran and is, in fact, written in their own constitution.”

    Nisman’s report supports the evidence U.S. officials say they’ve found in the region. Iran’s revolutionary guard is focused on Latin America and has ramped up its efforts over the past decade, utilizing the same Internet tools they censor and ban from their own citizens. It is ”part of their effort to build an invisible army to penetrate the U.S. and our interests without suspicion, and it’s something we should be extremely mindful of,” said a U.S. official familiar with Iranian operations in Latin America.

    The official said recent Iranian activity in Latin America shows the importance of the region in Iran’s political and ideological goals. Those goals are not only to cultivate anti-American sentiment in the region but also to build a network of support among Latin American converts in positions of power, the official said.

    TheBlaze attempted to trace the domain and creators of the server hosting IslamOriente.com but the site is protected by a privacy company based out of the U.S. Attempts to call the number on the website led to a voice recording from a telephone number out of Queensland, Australia, which said that the website is protected by privacyprotect.org.

    According to a 2012 report from the Middle East Media Research Project (MEMRI), a think tank providing translation on video and Internet websites from the Middle East, privacyprotect.org is one among many U.S. companies that are used by Al Qaeda and other nefarious groups use to hide their information. MEMRI also attempted to trace the Iranian website to no avail.

    Ayelet Savyon, the director of the Iran desk for MEMRI, told TheBlaze that Iranian activities seem to be focused more on recruiting from the local populations with more sophisticated approaches.

    “(Iran) is doing so in all parts of the world with the aim at targeting the U.S. soft belly,” said Savyon, who is based in Israel. “Latin America is a long-term goal for them with direct national security implications for the U.S., and I do think it’s of special interest to the U.S.”

    She referred to The Washington Post’s recent report revealing how Iranian embassies in Latin America use cultural attaches to recruit young impressionable students to special conversion programs in Iran.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was elected in June to replace the openly anti-American Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said in a recent public address that his support for Latin America is strong. Rouhani told Vasquez Bucaro, the president of the Central American Parliament and the head of Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly, that he welcomes increased interaction between the two groups and Iran’s legislature to strengthen their relations.

    “Just because Iran has a new president, that hasn’t changed their goals,” Savyon said. “They are looking to recruit people who can support Iran’s revolutionary values. Their agenda hasn’t changed, only thing that has changed is the image they are trying to present to the world.”

    A U.S. counterterrorism official said Iran’s activities are being closely monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies and “there’s no question that Iran has tried to cultivate ties with some of Latin America’s left-leaning governments.”

    “As an element of this strategy, Tehran has mounted a charm offensive that includes using Internet propaganda to influence public opinion in these countries,” he added.

    Another U.S. official, who has worked in Latin America for more than a decade, said Iran has dedicated a large number of resources to recruiting and converting people in Mexico, who have easier access to the U.S. border and can easily blend in with other migrants crossing the border.

    In 2009, six U.S. officials confirmed in an earlier investigation conducted by this reporter that the designated terrorist group Hezbollah, which is supported by the Iranian government, had been using the same narcotics routes used by drug cartels into the U.S.

    That has not changed but now “Iran’s goal is to recruit people that can be utilized against U.S. interests” and blend in without raising suspicion, the U.S. official said.

    Hezbollah is based in Lebanon and was founded after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It has grown into a major political, military and social welfare organization, which is controlled and financed by Iran and in 2006, it fought a 34-day war against Israel.

    Hezbollah members and supporters have entered the U.S. through the southern border as early as 2002, with the case of Salim Boughader Mucharrafille, a Mexican of Lebanese descent. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison by Mexican authorities on charges of organized crime and immigrant smuggling. Mucharrafille had owned a cafe in the border city of Tijuana, near San Diego. In 2002, he was arrested for smuggling 200 people into the the U.S., including Hezbollah supporters, according to a 2009 Congressional report.

    In 2005, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, the brother of a Hezbollah chief, pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hezbollah after being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border and settling in Dearborn, Mich.

    “Now what they desire is a proxy terrorist group that can easily slip past U.S. border security,” the U.S. official added. “Who’s going to suspect an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, Mexico, or anywhere else for that matter, of being a jihadist?”


  28. Please pray for divine intervention to prevent the evildoers from starting another war.

  29. Hi Observer,

    I believe the report is correct.

    Back in 2005, or so, we got info that ‘operatives’ from the Middle East were traveling to Mexico; they had already been taught to speak fluent Spanish. From Mexico, it was pretty easy to slip across our porous border and set up terror cells in the southwest.

    By virtue of the gene pool, put an Iranian man and a Mexican man side by side both speaking fluent Spanish then, tell me who’s the native Mexican.


    This report takes it to a whole ‘nother level…

  30. I’ve just been thinking about the term “military-industrial complex” and decided to research former POTUS, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in 1961. He warned against it and was accused of being conspiratorial. Is this now playing a part in the proposed attack on Syria?
    (from Wikipedia)
    President of the United States (and five-star general during World War II) Dwight D. Eisenhower used the term in his Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961:
    A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction…

    This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development.

    Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  31. More…Fool me once, Fool me twice?

    Most people don’t realize that the War Powers Act supposedly gives the president near dictator powers. Want to know how powerful for him to lay down that card? Answer: Nearly anything signed by the pres cites the War Powers Act. From the most innocuous bill to actual war. The Act was a grant from Congress of a portion of its powers. Now let alone that ‘grant’ REALLY can’t fly in a 3 SEPARATE branch government because such an act would usurp the people and insult the whole purpose which of course was to eliminate dictators like Bush/Obama…right? I’ll save the discussion on how I can prove there are NOT 3 branches of government for anyone that requests same on this forum…but now back to the point. The point is ALL A PRESIDENT HAS TO DO TO CLAIM SOME NEAR DICTATOR LIKE POWERS IS TO CLAIM A WAR EXISTS AND THEN CITE THE ACT! Oh, there isn’t a war someplace against a country? No problem!! For example FDR claimed the American people were warring against the government when they demanded the government pay its obligations. [Wow, what a unique idea eh?] So FDR created and used the War Powers Act to say the people were warring against the US and he had the right to confiscate their gold amoungst other things. And no problem with later war’s without a country named! Remember, its all about preserving power for a President. Now you will recall…war on communism…domino theory…the war on guerrillas [vietnam]….the war on poverty….the war on drugs…the war on terror…[later morphed by Chaney to ‘insurgents’]

    FACTS on SYRIA (The Real World)

    There is absolutely no evidence or confirmation that the Assad government carried out the alleged chemical attack.

    United Nations weapons inspectors are in Syria at the direct REQUEST of the Syrian government to prove that they have not used chemical weapons. The attack took place a mere ten miles away from the inspection team, on the very day they arrived.

    Carla Del Ponte, a United Nations Human Rights investigator, has stated that the Syrian government has not used chemical weapons but the rebels have.

    In May, 12 members of the Syrian rebel forces were arrested in Turkey. The rebels possessed 4.5 pounds of Sarin, the neurotoxin gas alleged to have been used in the recent attack.

    In January, the “Daily Mail”, a prominent British newspaper, reported that the Syrian rebels were planning a chemical attack which they would blame on the Syrian government in order to justify U.S. intervention. The report was based on leaked emails from military contractors.

    The Syrian rebels are receiving direct weapons and funding from the United States, despite their record of atrocities including rape, murder, and torture. The U.N. has reported that they are actively recruiting young children, in addition to other violations of international law.

    The Assad government has fully cooperated with the weapons inspection teams.

    Members of the United Nations inspection team have openly stated their doubts about the chemical attack. Dr. Ake Sellstrom, the leader of the team, called the reports of the alleged attack “suspicious”.

    Reports on the attack are extremely inconsistent. Some reports said over 1,300 were killed. Other reports have said less than 200. Still other reports say over 350. The numbers are unclear and totally unsubstantiated.

    The report being circulated by “Doctors Without Borders” is not based on their own information, but based on reports they received from a Syrian rebel group by their own admission.

    Videos of the alleged attack were posted on the internet by allies of the Syrian rebels, BEFORE the attack took place.

    The credibility of the video of the alleged chemical attack is being widely questioned by chemical weapons experts. The victims are not displaying the proper symptoms of having been struck by a Sarin nerve gas. The people shown treating them are not wearing proper equipment.

    The U.S. is currently urging the U.N. weapons inspection team to halt its work. The U.N. weapons inspectors insist that they must be allowed to continue their investigations and to determine actual facts.

    Despite all of this confusion and inconsistency in the claims about this alleged attack, the U.S. government, along with its corporate allies in Britain and France are openly pushing for an attack on Syria.

    We have seen all this before:

    The Spanish-American War was justified with an alleged attack on the U.S.S. Maine. In reality, the ship was sunk by an internal explosion.

    The U.S. entrance into World War I was justified with the “Zimmerman Telegram”, claiming Germans were plotting to invade the U.S. with Mexico. The telegram was later proven to be a fraud.

    The Vietnam War was justified with the “Gulf of Tonkin”incident claiming Vietnam had attacked a U.S. ship. It was later proved that the alleged attack never actually took place.

    In 1983, the U.S. invasion of Grenada was based on allegations that the government was planning to murder U.S. medical students. This was proven to be complete fiction.

    In 1989, the U.S. overthrow of the government of Panama was based on false allegations about drugs and attacks on U.S. troops.

    The U.S./NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was justified with reports of with unsubstantiated reports of genocide in Serbia. A great number of these reports have been totally discredited.

    The Gulf War of 1991 was justified with false reports of Iraqi War crimes in Kuwait. The “babies thrown from incubators” stories that filled the TV news, were proven to be totally false.

    In 1991, the U.S. used satellite photos to claim that Iraq was amassing soldiers to invade Saudi Arabia. The photos were proven later to have been complete forgeries.

    The U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was justified in the name of fighting a “war on terror” after Sept.11. None of the people who allegedly carried out the 9/11 attacks had any connections with Afghanistan or its government.

    The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based on reports of “weapons of mass destruction” and “chemical and biological weapons.” After the U.S. invaded, killing thousands of innocent people, it was proven that Iraq never had any such weapons.

    The U.S. intervention in Libya was justified with claims of genocide and rape. Now that the Libyan government has been overthrown and thousands innocent Libyans killed, many of these reports have also been thoroughly discredited.

  32. Hapnhal…………
    You are right on the money so far as I am concerned! These are the questions which have wrankled in my mind since DAY ONE. In any criminal investigation it is PRIMARY to establish a TIMELINE OF EVENTS,and then compare the timeline with other events, and evidence. This is just one facet of the overall investigation. In most crimes certain facts are either PROVEN ,or disproven early on. Once the BS is out of the way then serious investating can commence.. Very early in my youth and after my Navy service I attended a Police academy. However I among a few others decided it was not our cup of tea,and we resigned. During the time there we learned quite a lot regarding early investigation techniques. The training has helped me many times during my adult life. I learned how to recognise UP FROM DOWN,when it is being twisted to mean just the opposite. You seem to have an skill to see through it as well. Welcome back. We need you!

  33. Hapnhal……..
    What we have before us in truth is an extension of the insanity of the Biblical wars. Most of us know that the Biblical wars really never formally ended. The people in the middle East have been fighting their wars for CENTURIES,and AGES. Their IGNORANCE,stupidity,and constant ANGER at the rest of the people on earth is well documented fact. These people are STEEPED in MURDER,RAPE,HEAD REMOVAL,tongue removal,removal of hands, etc, the list is lengthy. They are also steeped to believe a lie,and that it is even ok to lie to effect an end.

  34. No body will EVER see peace within the MANIAC, goat milk slurping community. Peace will never exist in the Middle east. Nor will it exist after Assad is finally taken out. It is ALL total BULLSHI#. The NEW BIBLICAL WAR,perpetrators RAVE,and otherwise FOAM AT THE MOUTH,with their ALLEGED five times daily so called prayer. How the hell can they pray when they don’t even know why they are praying to begin with. They are taught that UP is DOWNfrom day one and they then live inverted lives

  35. …………..yet so many of our younger college grads think all of this is C-O-O-L ….AS THEY PUT IT. Their PUNK little expression “C-O-O-L”, BESPEAKS OF THEIR own stupidity,AND THEIR nitwit LEVEL REASONING. a VERY LARGE PORTION OF OUR ALLEGED youth DON’T EVEN KNOW THE NAME OF THE alleged potus. uNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO re educate YOUTHFUL AMERICA,THEY WILL continue TO believe that UP is DOWN! BTW it is these ignoramuses who believe in and saupport the FOOL we have who calls himself the POTUS.

  36. bye bye,………….have a great day everybody! Godbless!

  37. Good Morning All! This might explain Senate Committee vote on Syria. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/syria-war-authorization-money/

    ….Senators voting Wednesday to authorize a Syria strike received, on average, 83 percent more campaign financing from defense contractors than lawmakers voting against war….

  38. Good morning Zach, et al.

  39. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22424188 UN’s Del Ponte says evidence Syria rebels ‘used sarin’

  40. http://wsj-us.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=459505&cust=wsj-us&year=2013&lid=0&prev=/byweek.asp#top

    Gallup US Payroll to Population
    Released On 9/5/2013 8:30:00 AM For Aug, 2013
    Prior Prior Revised Actual
    level 44.7 44.6 % 43.7 %

  41. Good morning all. Unfortunately it seems that each day, these days, brings more nightmares of man’s inhumanity towards man:

    Pentagon Report: It Would Take 75,000 Ground Troops To Secure Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal…

    That estimate comes from a secret memorandum the U.S. Department of Defense prepared for President Obama in early 2012.

    U.S. Central Command arrived at the figure of 75,000 ground troops as part of a written series of military options for dealing with Bashar al-Assad more than 18 months ago, long before the U.S. confirmed internally that the Syrian dictator was using the weapons against rebel factions within his borders.

    ‘The report exists, and it was prepared at the request of the National Security Advisor’s staff,’ a Department of Defense official with knowledge of the inquiry told MailOnline Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2411885/Syrias-chemical-weapons-Pentagon-knew-2012-75-000-ground-troops-secure-facilities.html#ixzz2e1R6nubV

  42. Thanks Zach.
    More reality check #’s from Gallup.

  43. You had to know this was coming with completely incompetent madmen at the helm. So the excuse to cover for Obama is the forbidden slaughter of innocents with chemical weapons….so instead just get rid of the whole mess of them at once while setting the stage for the sickest group to gain power in the end.

    Report: Pentagon Considering Use of Air Force Bombers In Syria Attack Plan…

    “Considering Syria’s advanced anti-aircraft capabilities (thanks Russia!) I’d guess the B-2 stealth bomber is the most likely choice in the initial campaign.”


    WASHINGTON—A key Senate panel on Wednesday backed President Barack Obama’s request to strike Syria, while the Pentagon prepared to employ greater firepower to reach a shifting array of military targets.

    The revised options under development, which reflect Pentagon concerns that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dispersed his military equipment, include the use of Air Force bombers to supplement the four Navy destroyers armed with missiles that are deployed in the eastern Mediterranean. Initially, Pentagon planners said they didn’t intend to use aircraft in the proposed strikes.

    The Pentagon shift came amid an accelerating tempo toward U.S. military action in response to the Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons on a large scale Aug. 21, an attack U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children.

    At the Last Minute, President Obama Alone Made Call to Seek Congressional Approval

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution Wednesday saying a goal of U.S. policy will be to “change the momentum on the battlefield” in Syria’s civil war and speed a negotiated removal of Mr. Assad. The measure would ban the use of ground forces in Syria “for the purpose of combat operations” and sets a 60-day limit for Mr. Obama to launch strikes. It includes a possible 30-day extension if Mr. Obama determined that was needed to meet the resolution’s goals.


  44. Unreal: Jeb Bush To Give Hillary Clinton “Liberty Medal” for Furthering “Ideals of Freedom” – See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/#sthash.AolkUy6A.dpuf

  45. And McRino can’t see the difference between these Neanderthals and Christians:

    Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.

    The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

    “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

    The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.



    Does anyone remember Benghazi?….Benghazi,… where’s that?……did something important happened there? Why should we remember that god foresaken place, we now have a bigger fish to fry that’s called Syria….what value was just four American lives ?, even though one was a high ranking United States Ambassador, now that we have a non-verified governmental force gas attack against the Syrian people, and even though UN has said it was the rebels who did it…..Obama and company are now beating their War Drums…Congress has no time to discuss Benghazi, or Egypt, or Lybia, or any of those other hot spots America has created in the middle east…..we must now devote all out time, attention and efforts to Syria.

    We must bomb the hell out of them for their transgressions….

    No talk, or press coverage of anywhere else will be permitted by the government….understand?

    How about the IRS….Does anyone remember when they declared war on the American people and Lois Lanier was declared their hero-at-large?…..Nah,… that never really happened, it was a figment of the people’s imagination…the IRS has always been our friendly tax collector and national legalized robber….Forget that subject…nothing to discuss here, never happened.

    Now, under the cover of night, promote all those loyal IRS crooks into higher positions where they can inflict more harm against the ignorant, innocent people.

    How about all that NSA spying?…..Does anyone remember when this corrupt governmental agency who was listening in on all the sex talk of the politicians and perverts in Washington, and how they used that nasty information to bribe them into submission ? ……. according to approved government sources, that stuff is just rumors, and never happened.

    Our leaders in Washington are all “stright arrows” and would never give into the sins of perversion (hehe, …just ask Senator Mendaez, or the old alcoholic John Bohner)…who ever started that nasty rumor was just wrong….the NSA would NEVER spy on the American people…now maybe we would sneak a peek, or two, at our enemies, whom are just too damn numerous to mention here.

    How about all the other dirty stuff Congress was investigating about this illegal president before the Syria subject of war came up?….You know the birth certificate, illegal SSN numbers, criminal Selective Service registration,etc., etc., etc….. Has Congressman Darrell Issa died, or was he fired and sent back home in disgrace? Did the House Congressional Investigative Committee just fold up their temporary tent and go away?…apparently that committee has been dismissed….forever.

    There have been no reports of activity on anything by Congress in over three weeks since Mr. Obama took his imaginary sword and drew his REDLINE in the sands of Syria…..then he quickly declared that Mr. Assad had crossed that REDLINE.

    A big political point has been made in the past three or four weeks….. a point that every American should understand of how the bambboozle works in Washington to Mr. Obama’s favor..

    All Obama has to do to get Congress, the media, and the public, off his back is to DRAW an IMAGINARY REDLINE in the sand …a REDLINE against any country, anywhere in the world, and for any reason. Then Congress, the press, and the people are suppose to drop everything of importance and play the Obama REDLINE WAR game !

    And the dumb public is expected to go along with the idiot who starts it……

    Well, the public isn’t as DUMB as Mr. Obama, Congress, and the press take them be…. we do not have a one track mind as those elite persons seem to possess….

    We still remember Benghazi, and demand TRUTHFUL answers.

    We still hold the IRS accountable for their UNLAWFUL shortcoming against those who are of a different opinion than the crooks currently in office.,

    And we are ever aware of the NSA CRIMINAL spying by invading our privacy and insist it stop, and those responsible be held accountable..

    My friends, our Republic isn’t dying a slow death….it is being hastened along by those we have put into office

    Those we have entrusted to lead us have betrayed the trust of the American people, and do not deserve to sit in positions of authority over anyone…..I’m talking both Republican and Democrat here..

    Most of the “Weasels of Washington” are deserving of a 6 by 6 foot jail cell…or worse… but will they ever get it?

    Most likely not…most will be put out to pasture with a “forever pension”, and governmental benefits deserving of royalty…all for selling out the people. .

  47. New Mexico Man Labels Outhouse “Obama’s Presidential Library”

  48. TWO corrections to my last post….

    we must now devote all out time, attention and efforts to Syria….
    should read, “we must now devote all our time, attention and effort to Syria”..

    and….No talk, or press coverage of anywhere else will be permitted … should read, “No talk, or press coverage of anything else will be permitted”.

    Otherwise, it stands as is.

  49. 68TRUTHSEEKER…..

    I personally think that library is a little to elaborate for this pResident….

    .I would think a simple hole in the ground and two or three corn cobs would be sufficient.

  50. HonorFirst | September 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm |

    Trudy, I don’t think there is a differene. Frankly, I think the American greatness ship has sailed and there isn’t a dang thing we can do. The puppet masters are calling the shots now, Corruption is widespread and the NSA has the blackmailing goods on all of them.

    All I can say is do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your family, because at this point we are outmanned. I can’t imagine what is being slipped through in Congress while everyone is focused on Syria.
    Ditto HonorFirst,

    Barring a miracle from God, what you describe will only get worse. And no matter what “We the People” say, our elected reps do as they please, (or I should say, do as they’re told).

    I heard Congressman Jim Moran admit that overwhelmingly his constituents don’t want us to attack Syria, yet he is backing Obama. Keep in mind he is from a very liberal state (Maryland).

    I agree with your statement “do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your family”. Our Republic, (representative) appears to be finished.

  51. Now let me see if I have this right……..Obama is sure it is the Assad’s governmental forces that is using the Sarin gas against the civilans…….so sure in fact that he will soon bomb the hell out of them.

    So these 12 men arrested at the border taking Sarin nerve gas into Syria must be government forces all dressed up as rebels…to fool us…..right? Now surely Obama wouldn’t lie to the American people AGAIN…
    C’mon Lurch…how about addressing this TURKISH Television video…..

  52. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LTYZWqlUiCohen When will this SHOE drop on Obama…..when will the proof be shown?

  53. Wow! RM, you are spot on today! In the best of form!

    Let’s not forget that the Usurper referred to all the issues you have brought up as “PHONY SCANDALS”. Well, methinks that perhaps the heat was getting turned up too much for the liar-in-chief, so the Syrian debacle is being ratcheted up to the fullest to distract the country.

    Yes, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and others, like the identity and fraud issues, are being dropped from the radar screen and will forever disappear into oblivion if we find ourselves embroiled in a rotten war. This is another diabolical ploy of a diabolical pResident.

  54. Although there is enough blame to go around, I personally condemn Congress. None has been willing from day one to expose this impostor and to do what it takes to remove him.

    Now nearly five years later we patriotic citizens see only a worsening condition every day. Let’s face it. Congress does not want to rock the boat out of fear – fear of being made fun of by the media and fear of losing their political perks. They’d rather see the country languish and “die” than stand up like statesmen and do what’s right.

  55. Cabbyaz…you said in your last post…
    “Congress does not want to rock the boat out of fear – fear of being made fun of by the media and fear of losing their political perks. They’d rather see the country languish and “die” than stand up like statesmen and do what’s right.”

    I agree with your comments in whole….these weasels would as soon “go down with the ship” before they would put a finger in the hole that is our ship of state……and that’s exactly whats happening..

    It is disgusting…the caliber of leaders we have to contend with now days…..

  56. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/05/201268/russia-releases-100-page-report.html

    Gas chemical signature demonstates not synthesized by military lab. This was not, therefore, a military release as told by Obama. We need not get involved IMHO.


  57. RMINNC……….re 11;51 AM
    I would strongly suspect that it would not be used for a library,rather a place to utilise things which bear a resemblance to a corn cob. Get what I mean?

  58. OLDSAILOR81…
    Yep…I got your drift…lol


    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, claiming he had denied that al-Qaida was fighting with the Syrian opposition in that country’s civil war.

    Speaking to his human rights council, Putin recalled watching a congressional debate where Kerry was asked about al-Qaida. Putin said he had denied that it was operating in Syria, even though he was aware of the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group.

    Putin said: “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”

    RUSSIA now has SIX war ships in the Syria area….IRAN has sent one or two war ships to the area….CHINA has sent at least one ship to observe…

    If just one, JUST ONE, shot is fired, by either side in this “Mexican standoff”….then ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE AND IT WON’T MATTER WHO FIRED THE SHOT……

    Everyone will be a loser…..

    C’mon Obama….
    EAT your crow pie and back off about that REDLINE stuff…the world has enough problems without adding total war to the list.

  60. RM,

    This is so dangerous. We are being lured/fooled/inticed/hoodwinked into WWIII.

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