June 29, 2015


The Forum Is Up: Is It Time To Replace The GOP? Would You Support A New Party?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Is it Time To Replace The GOP? Would You Support A New Party?

 The Noisy Room : I am very close to that pivot shift. The tipping point for me will be the nomination for 2016. If a true conservative does not clinch the nomination due to RINO machinations, then I will swing to a Third Party, consequences be damned. There will be those who say, if you do that, Hillary Clinton is assured the ascendency. My reply to that is if someone such as Jeb Bush is nominated, Hillary Clinton or the likes of Bernie Sanders will win anyway and we have nothing to lose anymore. I truly believe if a candidate such as Ted Cruz is forced to run on a Third Party ticket, he stands an excellent chance of winning – barring voter fraud and being assassinated by the powers-that-be.

I believe a new Civil Rights movement has just been born out of this week’s Supreme Court rulings. The end of our Constitutional government is upon us with lawless rulings from the bench and the dissolution of the three branches of government into one monstrously corrupt executive behemoth. Leaders will now rise in that movement and Ted Cruz will almost certainly be one of them. He is one of the few with the stones to stand and tell it like it is. He is also a master debater and won’t be silenced. I am joining with other Constitutionalists out there such as Trevor Loudon, James Simpson, Cliff Kincaid, Wild Bill, the Black Robe Regiment and many, many others calling for civil resistance. We will not comply. A third party could very well be at the forefront of the resistance. As Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knish penned it, be the best saboteur you can be.

The Independent Sentinel : I always said that I would wait until 2016 to give up on Republicans and I would prefer to do that. They are our only hope and they haven’t had the majority they need to overrule Barack Obama on anything except those bills that liberals like.

Oddly, when the Democrats held power, they got what they wanted and now that they don’t hold power, they get what they want. The establishment refuses to use the power of the purse. It appears that the Republican establishment is too weak-willed to fight back, think keeping their jobs is the prime objective, or maybe they are just as liberal as the Democrats.

The establishment is now punishing Conservatives who do what their constituents want over their demands. We see Mitch McConnell ripping into the Confederate flag instead of telling people that flag was a creation of the Democratic party. The list of unappealing Republican establishment responses is endless.

If they don’t cut it out and if they shove a RINO down our throats, then I will join any reasonable movement to start a third party.

 JoshuaPundit: I’ve done a lot of thinking about this one, especially as I saw the reaction from all sides to this weeks’ events.

I am by no means a die hard Republican, but I am loyal to certain principles they supposedly represent. I actually hoped that after they won control of congress, we would finally see them do as they promised and uphold those principles again. But we were simply lied to.

I no longer feel it is possible to hijack or take control of the GOP. My own feeling is that this this Regime’s unprecedented NSA spying and secret data collection unearthed things certain congressmen, government figures and even perhaps a Supreme Court Justice or two desperately want hidden. After all, this president has used these tactics before, and that kind of leverage would certainly account for his aggressive attitude since the midterms. Whether it’s that or simple cowardice or avarice, it doesn’t matter.

I also no longer see waiting around until 2016 as an option. The time to organize is now, a year and a half before the elections so that cohesive principles can be agreed on, strategy plotted out and lines of communication opened.We need to act to secure the liberty of ourselves and our prosperity, rather than once again depending on the Republican Party (or the Democrats, for that matter) to do it for us.

Doing so gives us a much larger, united seat at the table. And it provides a framework for something new and badly, badly needed.

And another thing to consider…we may need that unity and that structure before 2016.  These recent decisions have quite a bit of teeth in them,  and the way they’re certain to be enforced by the Obama Administration is pretty clear, at least to me.

Laura Rambeau Lee,Right Reason : Those of us who actually care enough about our country to follow politics have come to the realization that both the Democrat and Republican Party no longer represent the American people. Unfortunately, while we grew up, went to work, raised our families, and pursued our personal version of the American Dream, the “trusted servants” we elected to protect our rights and interests were pursuing their own agendas. When we finally realized what was happening we got involved and worked very hard to get professed “conservative” Republicans elected, only to be bitterly disappointed once they took office.

We now know that no one, or very few, of our elected officials are working and looking out for our interests. The Democrat Party has been infiltrated with progressives bent on destroying everything that has made America great, in particular the middle class. The Republicans are no better, beholden to big corporations and bankers, also at the expense of the middle class. The government has become a massive wealth redistribution machine through the confiscatory theft of our hard earned wages via numerous tax and regulatory policies.

After last week’s Supreme Court decisions, it has become even more apparent that activist judges allow their political leanings to color their decisions instead of considering the cases before them with strict scrutiny and interpretation of the Constitution. We are no longer a nation that follows the rule of law or respects the will of the people or state’s rights.

We do need a third party and I would support one. The question is do we have enough time to turn everything around, and who would stand for us and be our voice.

Bookworm Room : To put it bluntly, I think that the Republican Party sucks eggs. It does not represent conservatives. Instead, as James Taranto long-ago said, it represents Leftists who have a slight edge on Democrats when it comes to fiscal conservativism. The GOPers are on board with every single Progressive idea — they just think that we ought to be a little more responsible about paying as we travel down The Road to Serfdom.

Having said that, I think true conservatives lack the critical mass to create a meaningful third party, especially with a pivotal election less than a year and a half away. Moreover, in this technologically driven age, the Republican Party has the infrastructure, and that’s something that can’t quickly be replicated either.

What I’d like to see is a coup without the Republican Party. Not having previously been of a revolutionary frame of mind, I’m not quite sure how to go about doing this, but I would certainly begin with fighting vigorously in the Republican primaries to destroy every RINO, starting with Boehner and McConnell.

Interestingly, an idea that has been picking up more and more traction in the comments section at my own blog is the feeling that, true to his Chicago roots, Obama has been blackmailing people like Boehner, Roberts, and McConnell. Indeed, my readers feel that the prosecution against Hastert was a little warning to all three of them to toe the Obama line with both the trade deal and the Obamacare ruling.

I have to admit that this idea, crazy though it is, seems more and more feasible lately. It certainly explains a lot of the insanity going on at the highest level of Republican governance, including Trey Gowdy’s peculiar inept and slow Benghazi investigation.

It was Sherlock Holmes who said when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Either that, or I’m getting even more crazy than the Leftists.

The Glittering Eye : In political science there’s something called “Duverger’s law”. That’s the observed tendency of all non-proportional representation, “first past the post” representative democracies to become two party systems. The implication is that any third party is strictly a temporary phenomenon–it won’t be able to stay around long enough to gain any real influence. Add to that the reality that when the electorate is closely divided between the two surviving parties a third party tends to throw elections towards the party it is least like and you’ve got a pretty substantial argument against a third party.

Forty-five years ago I read a very interesting history of the New York State Conservative Party that outlined the circumstances peculiar to New York that made its creation a sensible move and articulated the party’s role: to nudge the Republican Party, in New York at the time very much more liberal than it is now (remember John Lindsay?), in a direction more to its liking. Unless and until we go to a proportional representation system that’s the role I’d see for any third party and I think the Tea Party is filling that role pretty effectively for the Republicans.

Don Surber: Meh

Ask Marion : It is absolutely time for the GOP to go, as did the Whig party, whom they replaced!

The GOP leadership has stabbed their base, as well as the American people in general, in the back and has sold out to the ruling elite, as have the Democrats. For anyone who doubts that or does not keep up with the day to day treachery in Washington, D.C. please read: The Time For Changing Is Now. The time for change ”is” now, and in order to save America and what freedoms we have left, the change must take place swiftly in the form of not a 3rd party but rather a new replacement party, nullifying the GOP.

The creation of a 3rd party while leaving the GOP in place would just weaken the ability of average Americans to fight for and win back what the Constitution gives us. A new party must replace the Republican party. It is something I have fought supporting for a long time, but the past couple of weeks have proven that we cannot wait any longer.

As Sarah Palin said when she was asked this same question. “;I do not wish to leave the Republican Party, but if they leave me…?!?”; Well their leadership seems to be leaving all of us, leaving me no choice but to support a new party to replace them!

 Wolf Howling : It is time for a lot of things. One is a complete restructuring of our completely out of control courts. Two is a requirement that no regulation pass into effect until voted on by our elected representatives As to time for a third party, under normal circumstance, the answer would be a resounding yes. The Republican hierarchy are leading the way in enacting Obama’s second term agenda. Having voted Republicans into office in what was a historic wave election, they promptly rolled over and played dead. It is long past time for a third party. Our current crop of Republican congresscritters, as currently constituted, are a fifth column.

That said, we are on the knife’s edge of being so far transformed by Obama and the left, that to support a third party now would be to kiss America – the America envisioned by our Founders and written into our Constitution – goodbye forever. We need to vote for the most conservative candidate – and that appears to me to be either Ted Cruz or Carly Fiorina. We then have to hope against hope that it actually makes a difference in the direction our country is headed.

Well, there you have it.

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June 25, 2015


Watcher’s Council Nominations: False Flag Edition




Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week, The Mellow Jihadi, Simply Jews and Blazing Cat Fur earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

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It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

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June 15, 2015


The Forum Is Up: What Is Your Reaction To The Defeat Of Obamatrade?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Is Your Reaction To The Defeat Of ObamaTrade?

The Razor: Although I am a strong advocate for free trade, my reaction to the defeat of ObamaTrade involves a Snoopy Dance and a high-five to union leaders, if there were any about.

If free trade is an unalloyed good, why the secrecy?

The behavior of supporters especially the GOP reminded me why I was an independent voter for so long. The GOP really can act like tin-eared d***heads just as the Left portrays them to be.

I continue to support free trade but only when it’s negotiated openly and clearly in the best interest of the US. At this point neither one of those aspects is likely true for the TPP.

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: I am glad it was defeated. Call me skeptical, but a bill to allocate funding to help displaced American workers as a result of a trade agreement just might mean the trade bill is not a good deal for the American people. This is proof that our elected servants, on both sides of the aisle, are not to be trusted with our national and domestic security or in keeping our nation sovereign. They are not looking out for We the People or in protecting our interests. Wealth redistribution is the end game here, and I hope more Americans become aware of the traitors within our government.

Is it time for a third party yet?

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD : Several things fly to mind. 1St off, 44 is a lame duck. Look for 44 and his bi partisan Posse of Enabling enablers will simply try a new Pac Rim maneuver. This highlights an economic schism betwixt Democrat party cats of corporate America and the Occupy wing leading to another issue.

The 2016 race. For Democrats, at least any contenders to the nomination can widen the distance between themselves and administration policy, go all out with populist and/or a re distributionist socialist agenda.

 JoshuaPundit : I pretty much said what I had to say here, but I’ll add the following.

First, this is no new ‘consensus’ between conservatives and the Left. Nancy Pelosi, one of the more corrupt, hyper-partisan and venal members of congress did what she did for one simple reason – the Democrat base is heavily dependent on  unions. And while Barack Hussein Obama will be gone in a year and seven months, the unions won’t be. Nervertheless, she still deserves thanks for this one useful act in a forty year-plus congressional career of feeding off the public trough.

What she is telling us is something anyone paying attention already knows. President Obama is not only a feral incompetent but a deceitful, self-serving liar of the first order. And there is no honor among thieves.

Unfortunately, that description also fits the Republican congressional leadership. They have systematically betrayed the party’s base that put them in office with a cynical glee on ObamaCare, the EPAs agenda, this president’s radical appointments to judgeships and administration posts, the obscene debt the administration has run up and Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens by executive order. All of that could have been stopped, and Boehner,  McConnell and their cronies are directly responsible for the fact that they weren’t.

They are as unworthy of trust as this president, and unless they make concrete and major amends very quickly, I say we take the time to form a new party and be done with them.

The Independent Sentinel : My reaction is that I won’t have much of a reaction until I’m sure it’s dead, at least for this session. I am sorry because I would like to see trade opened up but I’m also relieved for the obvious reasons – Mr. Obama is not trustworthy and there are questions about TPP that won’t be answered until it’s probably too late.

Larry Kudlow is a good example of a strong proponent of TPP and all its accompanying bills.

He characterized all dissenters as unions, xenophobes, protectionists and trouble makers on his radio show Saturday. He questioned whether any dissenters could possibly be Conservative. He was brutal and I question whether that’s the way to win over converts. He made many good points, however, but in the end, as it turns out, he didn’t even read the TPA – the fast track authority bill. He shouldn’t be talking about it with such venom if he didn’t read it though I doubt it would change his mind. Looking over the TPA which is posted online, it appears to be routine but there’s room in it to twist it to fit an agenda.

What is certainly not routine is this administration.

It’s not the process that’s the problem, it’s to whom we are giving this authority. We know his agenda and we know he’s lawless. There is little doubt he disregards the will of the people in favor of a minority of far-left voters.

There is nothing normal about this administration and giving this president so much power is not about revenge as Kudlow said Saturday, it’s about trust, plain and simple.

Allegedly, 600 corporations helped write TPP and the US attorney in charge is almost as far left as one can get.

Why not slow it down by rejecting TPA and TAA? Why not wait until February 2017? What’s the rush?

Are we going to keep allowing our representatives – at least they are supposed to be representing us – are we going to keep allowing them to rush through these thousand-plus-page bills without anyone reading and debating them? Are we going to let them continuously tell us they won’t let us read them until the end is nigh or after the fact?

What kind of Republic is this? Oh, wait, our administration thinks we are a democracy. Therein lies the problem for me.

The Glittering Eye :It may not make much difference. I’d say it was about 50/50 that another bill to grant the president “fast track” authorization will be enacted next week or the week after. We’ll see.

I think the politics of the situation are interesting. I can’t recall another instance in which the Congressional leadership of the president’s own party organized opposition to a bill the president supported. I can remember many instances when members of the president’s own party disagreed with the president but the Congressional leaders organizing opposition is a different kettle of fish.

Ask Marion : I think that every once in a while God gives America and freedom another chance to wake-up and turn things around and throws a wrench into the plans of the global governance groups. The defeat of ObamaTrade, just as the Bilderberg elites are meeting along with the simultaneous morphing of Paul Ryan into Nancy Pelosi in front of all ours eyes, shedding much needed light on the GOP ‘Establishment’ leadership in Congress that makes it too obvious to even the weakest Republicans and Independents not to notice that there is a problem, is just one of those times.

Ironically Progressives, including Nancy Pelosi, for the first time honestly came together with Conservatives and thwarted Barack Obama’s New World Order agenda. Jeff Sessions was on point but the ‘Republican Establishment leadership’… John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell’s betrayal still almost cost Americans jobs and freedom. Time for a new Speaker!!

There is rumor that Boehner may call for another vote in the House on ObamaTrade on Tuesday. He might think twice or there may finally be a serious call for a vote for a new Speaker instead!

Obama will no doubt just sign some version of an ObamaTrade executive order or action and justify it as Congressional weakness and inaction… but at least that will not be permanent or binding!!

Well, there you have it!

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June 13, 2015


Obama’s Forced Diversity in Housing Is Not a New Development

In light of recent reports of President Obama’s plans to force diversity in wealthy neighborhoods, we must understand this has been going on for many years.

The first attack was directed at Westchester County in New York.  I followed the disturbing events as they unfolded in Westchester County, New York over the past several years.  The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been wielding its unfettered legal and regulatory power in this community, calling it their “Grand Experiment!”  Unelected federal bureaucrats are deciding how neighborhoods will be built, using social, environmental, and economic justice to force racial diversity.  The video below of Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, speaking with  Steve Malzberg at Newsmax,  discusses what regulations the federal government has been  mandating on Westchester County regarding housing development, densities, and zoning laws.

We all agree discrimination is wrong; however, people choose and live where they can afford to live.  Statistics and research into Westchester County has shown there is no exclusionary zoning; the biggest obstacle to people living in these neighborhoods is price (much like other communities and neighborhoods across the country).  This is not discrimination, although the federal government and HUD have determined it is potentially discriminatory.  HUD asserts that single family homes on quarter acre home sites are discriminatory and wants communities to change their neighborhood zoning.  This is a vital issue we all need to follow. Any community that has taken federal dollars has effectively permitted the federal government to insist on implementing federal control of local governance and local zoning.

Go to Westchester Gov.com and read some of the letters and correspondence from HUD to Westchester County. The people must demand that local control of zoning and housing issues remain a local issue.

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June 8, 2015


The Weekly Forum: What Will Be The End Result of The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Will Be The End Result Of The Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Independent Sentinel : Iran will continue to work on nuclear weaponry and intercontinental ballistic missiles during the term of the faux deal. They will threaten and menace their neighbors, the U.S. and anyone who travels through the Straits of Hormuz throughout the ten year period.

When the waiting period ends, they will be a nuclear state and we will all be afraid. A nuclear arms race will begin in the Middle East if the deal goes through. ISIS will continue to grow and they want nuclear weapons also.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has already said Iran is anxious to start selling nuclear material and they have allied with some seriously bad players – Syria, Russia, and North Korea to name three.

Obama is a traitor for promoting this deal. We won’t have any sanctions to fall back on.

This is a serious mess for the next president.

Don Surber : IntraMuslim Nuclear War.

The Noisy Room : Iran will get nukes… Obama will ensure it. After the deal is done, a full-blown nuclear arms race will erupt in the Middle East. Iran will profit financially and militarily. They will use their military strength with nukes as a form of extortion to get what they want across the

They will further ally with Russia, China and North Korea militarily. Eventually, they will use nukes against their enemies in the Middle East, Israel and the United States. They will use the Axis of Evil (Iran, Russia and China) as cover and World War III will kick into high gear. Iran will close off the Straits of Hormuz and oil prices will skyrocket as war spreads. Iran will also seize geographic territory as they spread their military might further. War, death and apocalyptic scenarios will ensue to usher in the 12th Imam.

 JoshuaPundit : In the end, I don’t think it matters.

The Iranians have consistently accused the Obama team of misrepresenting what was agreed to since November of 2013, so there are still huge gaps between what Iran and the P5+1 see as the so called interim agreement. Virtually nothing we were told by John Kerry back in 2013 has proven to be true, and whenever the Iranians have challenged Obama’s team on it, the result has been to either back down to the Ayatollah’s demands or extend the deadline for more talks, with a handsome cash bonus to the Iranian regime for the privilege of their presence.Actually it’s been revealed that Iran’s nuclear stockpile has actually grown during the talks by 20%!  Aside from that,all  that’s been achieved is that Iran got billions in badly needed economic relief and a year and a half of time to continue working on its missiles and its nuclear weapons program.Even the verification we were promised to sell this is a farce. The Iranians have made it clear that they won’t allow snap IAEA inspections or any inspections at all of military sites like Parchin or Fordow.

Any deal that gets made will be toothless. whether it goes through congress or this president  pushes it through the UN. And even if there is no deal, the sanctions regime is over anyway. Countries and businesses are lining up to do business with Iran.

An American military response is out  as well. President Obama needs the Iranians to do the dirty work on the ground in Iraq to clean up the problem he caused by creating ISIS. And his Iranian-born consigliere Valerie Jarrett wouldn’t allow it, nor would I trust a feral incompetent like our president to carry it out properly as C in C.

So that leaves several options for the future. The Israelis, to whom this is an existential matter may decide to take matters into their own hands, with or without help from the Saudis and the Emirates, whom have been beefing up their military after realizing what sort of man is in the White House. There are reports out there that Israeli PM Netanyahu wanted to do this in 2010, but that former Mossad chief Meir Dagan and former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, whom are associated with Israel’s Labor Party,  both refused to cooperate and that no less than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaked intel on a coming attack to the Iranians. But Israel  now has a different government and very different people in those positions instead of Dagan and Ashkenazi.

Of course, a strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilitates will give Barack Obama what he’s wanted from Day One, an excuse to end the American/Israeli relationship to the degree he’s able to, at least while he’s president. The Israeli may very well decide that it’s worth it at this point.

A second scenario involves ISIS. Take away our air support for the Shi’ites and ISIS is a legitimate check to Iran’s ambitions. Add an ittifaaqiyya (alliance) between ISIS,the Emirates and the Saudis (not at all implausible) and then throw the KSA’s attack helicopters and F-22s into the mix,  the playing field gets even more even. The Saudis even have their own missiles. That carnage could stalemate like the Iraq/Iran War in the1980’s and go on for years.

If Iran does actually strike the U.S. , they will almost certainly use one of their terrorist proxies to  try to mask their own involvement. If that occurs, and I certainly hope it doesn’t, the people of the United States whom voted Barack Hussein Obama into office have no one to blame but themselves.

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: As the June 30th deadline approaches the U. S. has lost any economic leverage by lifting sanctions, making Iran stronger and more emboldened. The U. S. continues to give concessions throughout these negotiations while Iran gives nothing. Nothing is going to change Iran’s core ideology. They remain state sponsors of terrorism and intent on the destruction of Israel. Iran is playing a long game while President Obama is desperate for a nuclear treaty before the end of his term. I don’t believe any treaty coming out of the Obama administration will be strong enough in limiting Iran’s nuclear ambitions to be ratified by the Senate.

The Glittering Eye : I think the Iranians are going to do whatever it is that they’re going to do regardless of agreements. I think the idea that the regime can be expected to honor an agreement or that they won’t have undeclared nuclear development is laughable.

Ask Marion : Just a day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn’t have been starker. The temporary deal with the P5 +1 countries will give Iran access to billions in revenues as the United States, Great Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany suspend their sanctions on various items, including gold and petrochemical exports. Good idea? Probably not, if the end game is to stop enrichment! Netanyahu adamantly distrusts Iran, and rightly so, and decried the agreement as a “historic mistake” after it was announced.

We are dealing with people who are completely untrustworthy. This is a regime that murders their own people, creates mayhem and chaos throughout the middle east, throughout the whole world, and is the largest sponsor of terrorism.

This just opens the door wider for the possibility of nuclear war in the middle east, if not WWIII.

David Gerstman: If a deal is made it will be a disaster. President Obama has shown no inclination to hold Iran to any obligation. When Iran, for example, used a forbidden advanced centrifuge during the course of the Joint Plan of Action, the Obama administration didn’t call it a violation. It called it a mistake. To add insult to injury Obama and his administration then insisted that Iran obeyed the terms of the Joint Plan of Action and this proved the deal’s critics wrong. (There were other violations. This was the clearest.)

There is so much else wrong with this deal. Not the least of which is the freeing up of billions that will allow Iran to increase the financing its terrorist proxies.

However there is one person who may yet save Obama from making this deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.There is nothing I’ve seen that suggests that he’s interested in a deal. The deal announced in Lausanne wasn’t a deal (and it was two days past the deadline) it was an agreement to keep negotiating. Khamenei loves the “limited, targeted” billions in sanctions relief that he’s receiving. But he still hates America. I believe that he views a deal with the Great Satan is against his religion. I think that there won’t be a deal on June 30 or on January 20, 2017. Obama’s too invested to admit failure. So we’ll continue to have a muddled series of negotiations over the next two years. There will be announcements of progress, but they will always be less than a full agreement.Because Khamenei doesn’t want one.

Wolf Howling : Iran’s theocracy sees their primary purpose as being the export of their bastardized version of Khomeinist T’welver Islam around the world. To that end, they are supporting terrorism and chaos world-wide, from South America to Africa to the Middle East. Soon, Iran will likely control Syria, Iraq and Yemen to the same extent that they control Lebanon and to the same degree that they influence Hamas in Gaza. Iran’s theocracy have shown over the past thirty five years that they are implacable enemies of the West, in particular the U.S. and Israel, and that they are quite willing to wade through rivers of blood to achieve their goals.

Pretending that giving Iran a nuclear arsenal will moderate their theocracy is sheer suicidal fantasy. War with this regime, as they reach the brink of a nuclear arsenal, is inevitable. The only question is whether we engage in it sooner, when we can be assured of victory at a relatively nominal cost, or whether that war, after Obama’s suicidal proposed nuclear deal, comes fifteen to thirty years down the road, when Iran has had the opportunity to greatly increase it’s military capability and has a significant nuclear arsenal. I see little difference between the triumphalism, expansionism and amorality of Iran’s theocracy today and the triumphalism, expansionism and amorality of Hitler’s Third Reich circa 1937 but for one critical difference. Iran’s theocracy does not operate according to the Western standards of rationality — something that Obama and virtually the entire left seem unable to grasp. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction is not a defense against Iran’s use of nuclear weapons, it is an inducement. Theirs is a regime more dangerous than Hitler’s.

By waiting until Germany had rearmed, war against Hitler cost tens of millions of lives and ruined the economy of Western Europe for decades afterwards. And of course, Germany only had conventional weapons at its disposal. A nuclear armed Iran poses an existential threat to every country, including America, within range of its ballistic missiles. And that does not even begin to consider the threat to the U.S. and the entire world from nuclear proliferation throughout the deeply unstable Middle East. All it would take would be one EMP to devastate half the United States. All it would take would be three or four dirty bombs to shut down our major ports and gut our economy.

We can only hope that Congress stops this insanity before Obama inks a deal, and then that the next President has the stones to begin dealing with Iran’s theocracy. The window for doing that at minimal cost in blood and gold is closing fast, even if Obama’s suicidal deal is not inked.

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June 6, 2015

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Goodbye To The First Amendment

Pat Condell delivers another excellent commentary.

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June 6, 2015


“Sir, I Will Not Obey That Order”

President Obama is decimating our military by making it untenable for our warriors to continue to serve.

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June 1, 2015


The Forum Is Up: What Effect Will The Busload Of GOP Candidates Have On 2016?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Effect Will The Busload Of GOP Candidates Have On 2016? Ask Marion : I’d say the biggest immediate issue […]

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May 25, 2015


The 100th Man: A Parable On Why Profit Is Moral

Great video, simple example of how profits help everyone.  This should be shared with children.  I am sure they will not see it in school.

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May 25, 2015


The Forum Is Up: Do You Think The Patriot Act Should Be Renewed?

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Do you think the Patriot Act should be renewed? Why? GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Really in favor of Amitai Etzioni’s bit […]

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