“Saudis Are Valued Allies”

If my reader would like….they can file this under…….FYI

The above quote has been uttered by the likes of Obama, Kerry and a whole host of White House big shots….even McCain finds them as such…….

I realize that many Americans want to hate Muslims for the actions of ISIS and AQ…..and that is a shame for they are hating the wrong group……but that bit of information does not stop the fear mongers and the haters……maybe I can help in some small way…..

The big hoop-tee-doo is ISIS…..we Americans are determined to defeat these beasts sent from the pits of Hell…..I know a little melodramatic….but hey everyone else is doing it….thought I would give it a try…..(pause)…..nope .did NOTHING to explain anything…..

When the US put together its Coalition it was with the hopes that Saudi Arabia would be front and center as the pal we pretend they are……

We have heard all the horror stories of the acts that ISIS is capable of doing….like the oppression of women, oppression of minorities, beheadings, religious police, etc, etc, etc…….yes they are religious extremist…….they follow a religious belief known as wahhabi Islamic ideology….The attraction is that Wahhabism and its larger Salafi tradition are in a way surprisingly modern. They offer young urbanites clear boundaries, classifications and, most important, a blueprint for changing the self and the world through action. One cannot get more modern than that. Wahhabi insistence on fixing meaning and resorting to authentic texts offers an antidote to diluted values, hybridity and all the postmodern pastiches characteristic of contemporary life. The majority of Salafi Muslims seek comfort in personal struggles, a form of jihad, to live up to Wahhabi prescriptions amid the prohibited temptations of today’s world. It is only a small minority that is attracted to the branch of Wahhabism that advocates violent struggle, also a kind of jihad, to create a new Muslim first and then a state in which to live according to the strictest interpretations of Islam. Herein lies the appeal of IS and nostalgia for the caliphate and application of Sharia.

The Saudis are just as guilty of atrocities as ISIS….the religious police, beheadings, public floggings, oppression of women….on and on……Acts of violence need justifying in the form of discourses that grant them legitimacy, and Wahhabism appears to be one of those discourses. It is potent because a sacred umbrella of religious texts and interpretations provoke emotional dispositions and provide authenticity and legitimacy beyond any secular source. In the context of the Arab world today, dying for faith seems more popular than dying for country and nation.
The Wahhabi tradition is NO different from the ideology of ISIS…..plus it is a fairly modern invention that has been around since the 1700’s…..while Islam has been around since the 600’s CE.  Now ask if ISIS and the Saudis are so similar.then why do we kiss the ass of the Saudi monarchy?  Or just how much do they contribute to those that share their religious beliefs?
Then why is Saudi a partner in this coalition?  My thought is that ISIS is trying usurp their control and the monarchy will do whatever it takes to retain their “sacred” control over Islam.

It Is All About The Theatrics

But first…Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, of Star Trek Fame,  has died at 83…….R.I.P.

My analysis in the past decade is that there is NO substantial politics anymore…..all we have now is theatrics……whoever runs in front of the camera first gets to present its mini-drama for the public.

This is true for Congress and especially for the latest edition of CPAC….or as I like to call it…..Theater of the Absurd.  Chest thumping and macho BS and NO mention of any solutions or issues….just Dems bad….GOP good!

The theatrics go on day after day……and the news lets the morons talk about whatever they choose and never make the interviewed person answer a direct question………

We know that most Tea Party dudes and dudettes do not believe the climate change is a real problem and much theatrics have been shown around this issue……and yesterday was NO different…..Sen. Inhofe is the head cheerleader for the anti-climate people……showed his drama training…..

The chair of the Senate Environment Committee offered the chamber some compelling evidence yesterday against man-made climate change: a snowball. “Because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, do you know what this is?” Sen. Jim Inhofe said to fellow Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy as he produced the snowball, the Hill reports. “It’s a snowball. And it’s just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable,” Inhofe said before chucking the snowball in Cassidy’s direction. The Oklahoman, one of the most vocal climate-change deniers in the Senate, went on to denounce “alarmism” on the subject and accuse President Obama of being “detached from reality” for claiming that climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rebutted Inhofe’s claims, starting by saying he wanted “to respond to the presentation by one of the Republican senators suggesting that the continued existence of snow disproves climate change,” CNN reports. At the Washington Post, Philip Bump writes that those not completely convinced by Inhofe’s evidence might argue that he’s using “one bit of weather-related data to try to disprove a well-established, very long-term trend. Bump also notes that “temperatures in February are supposed to be cold in the Northern Hemisphere since it is a season called ‘winter'” and points out that one snowball doesn’t change the fact that 2014 was indeed the warmest year on record, according to NASA and the NOAA.

Basically, he is saying….it is winter and it snowed……so there can be no problem.  I am NO climate scientist but it seems that,  if I remember correctly, in Winter it snows and Summer it is hot….I could be wrong and I am sure that someone will point it out.

I wonder what the ‘snowball’ prop cost the fossil fuel industry.

Some things seldom change…….and Inhofe is an idiot……period!

I mentioned CPAC…..that collection of clowns that come to time once a year….a couple day news fest of conservs where they stand around thumping their chests to impression the moneyed few in case they choose to run for office…….during the speeches much is said…..not a word of it has anything to do with a plan to keep this country strong…..most of the rhetoric is aim against the prez….now there are many things that I can say against Obama and his policies…….but then I am not trying to impress morons with money……

So far this CPAC is the usual BS….but then there is the fair haired boy that some want to run for prez…..Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and his capability to act like a prez……

Scott Walker hasn’t officially declared he’s running for president, but the Wisconsin governor knows if he were president, he’d be able to handle ISIS. Why? Because he’s taken on public unions. In a speech yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (aka the “conservative Woodstock”) in National Harbor, Md., Walker reminded everyone of his anti-unions stance and extrapolated that to how he’d do taking on the militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria, the Guardian reports. “I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to make sure the threat from Islamic terrorists will not show up on our soil,” he said. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” Walker was referring to 2011 protests in his state that demonstrated against his Act 10 legislation, which effectively nixed collective bargaining for public unions, per NPR.

One person who didn’t appreciate Walker’s comments, per the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt. “To compare the hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, grandmothers, veterans, correctional officers, nurses, and all the workers who came out to peacefully protest and stand together for their rights as Americans to ISIS terrorists is disgusting and unacceptable,” Neuenfeldt said in a statement. Walker’s counterpoint: “Let me be perfectly clear: I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with,” he told reporters, as per the Journal. “You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit. That’s the closest thing I have in terms of handling a difficult situation, not that there’s any parallel between the two.” When asked by a reporter if he regretted yesterday’s statements, he simply said, “No.”

Chest thumping like a sex crazed primate is not a answer…..well maybe from some inebriated frat boy….but kinda moronic from a political wannabe…..

I have been there…I would prefer 100,000 protesters than 100 dudes with rifles that want to kill me….

It was stupid…but then I have come to expect stupid outta all political wannabes.

Shall we move to that old broad Madonna falling off a stage….she could have broken a hip.

Who Should Americans Fear Most?

The government and the media is traveling a road hand in hand……almost daily we are told of some situation that can fan the fires of fear.  The obvious is ISIS….but there have been many many others like Ebola, vaccinations, lone wolves, illegal immigrants and the beat goes on…….never fear……. (no pun intended)…….. there will be others depending on the news that is chosen to be reported. My question is, since we will be scared into submission, who should we fear the most? Should we fear ISIS?  How about Russia?  Maybe it should be the “Lone Wolf”?  Let’s look beyond the obvious news and think of others……should it be immigrants?  How about the president? It is maybe same sex marriage…….. No, no, wait…..maybe it should be the government?  We Americans are told to fear a lot……and we do. The answer to the question is simple…..they will fear whatever their news source tells them to fear……besides that is what they, the people, want…..they want to be afraid……of something. What they should fear most is that they seldom get the whole truth from the media.  The news is no longer for the information they can provide but rather whatever dialog the government and corporate world wants them to push. It is solely a tool of propaganda. If a person truly wants the truth or at least an unbiased version then they must go hunting for it……the real problem is that the American people do not want the truth but rather news that will validate any view they may have. But they will continue to be fed fearsome stuff that they can lap up and their concerns for safety will change weekly if not daily. We thump our chests and tell everyone that we are afraid of nothing…….but blogs tell a different story…..if you put any faith in them then we as a country are afraid of just about everything. What will be the driving fear of tomorrow?

Laugh All You Want, but Marie Harf is Basically Right About Jobs and Jihadis « Antiwar.com Blog

Do you recall about a week ago or maybe it was two……when the MSM was having a good chuckle over a statement by a State Dept official about jobs are needed to fight ISIS….?

Well do you?  Probably not since we have had about a 100 new mini-crises since her comment…..she was belittled by some of the biggest names in the media……of course she took the most hits from FOX News….but that is expected when someone says something truthful and accurate……

I realize not many will find the time to actually care……But was she accurate in her statement?


Laugh All You Want, but Marie Harf is Basically Right About Jobs and Jihadis « Antiwar.com Blog.

The Truth About Root Causes of Terrorism by Ramzy Baroud — Antiwar.com

What on Earth has cause the uptick in terrorism in the last decade or so?

Good question and we could debate the reasons for the rising terror group……makes No different your political persuasion you will have an opinion……we could blame the US or the Arab Spring or dictators or…..well there is a wealth of stats on whatever side you have chosen to take…….

This piece is written by a guy that has great insight and has looked at the phenom of terrorism…..


The Truth About Root Causes of Terrorism by Ramzy Baroud — Antiwar.com.