Lions Led By A Sheep? America is being fleeced along the way to the slaughter house … J. D. Longstreet

Wolf Bait

A Commentary By J. D. Longstreet
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Someone once said something that sounded a lot like this: “A nation of sheep led by a lion is more to be feared than a nation of lions led by a sheep.”  That “someone,” as it turns out, was Alexander the Great.  At least the attribution I found for it says it was Alex as quoted in “The British Battle Fleet: Its Inception and Growth Throughout the Centuries to the Present Day (1915)” by Frederick Thomas Jane. Who said it is not as important as the message it encompasses.There can be no doubt that America is currently led by a sheep, nay, a herd of sheep when one includes the limp-wristed cohort of progressive/Marxists in the US Senate and US House of Representatives to the big sheep sitting in the Oval Office (or out on a golf course somewhere!).

That is the real reason America was plastered with egg on it’s face when Obama and Kerry tackled Russia’s Putin over the Crimea incident. Putin is a lot of things but a sheep is NOT one of them.

A little over a year ago I wrote:  “As I survey modern day America, I see a nation of sheep led by — a sheep.

If you know anything about sheep, you know that a trained goat is used to lead the other sheep to the slaughter house. Thus, the name “Judas goat.” Why use a goat rather than another sheep? Simple. A goat is smarter than a sheep. The sheep are slaughtered while the life of the Judas goat is spared.

Having a nation of sheep led by another sheep tells one everything one needs to know about that nation — dumb, easily led, and headed for the slaughter.

Sadly, America is being fleeced along the way to the slaughter house. It’s sort of akin to paying an admittance price to one’s own slaughter. How sick IS that?

But that’s where we are as a nation today.

It is depressing being a member of the “can do” generation observing the “can’t do” generation destroy nearly two and a half centuries of hard work creating a nation unlike anything the world had ever seen.

If my generation made a grand mistake, it was our having faith that following generations of Americans would have, at least, the same love of freedom and liberty, the same degree of self reliance, self respect, and pride in the American experiment that we did. In that, dear reader,  — we were totally mistaken.

The great melting pot has finally boiled its contents down and those contents have coelesed into something quite alien to the aspirations of the original founders of the country. Unlike the old Americans the new Americans yearn for the return of the shackles, yokes, and chains of lords and masters. And rest assured — they SHALL have them.” –SOURCE:  http://www.saveamericafoundation.com/2013/01/22/america-a-nation-of-sheep-led-by-a-sheep-by-j-d-longstreet/

As I observe the Obama administration “negotiating” with Putin, I recall something Thomas Fuller, a 17th Century English churchman and historian, once said:  “It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” In Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s book:  “A Nation of Sheep” the judge frankly discusses how the federal government has circumvented the Constitution and is systematically dismantling the rights and freedoms that are the foundation of American democracy.  He challenges Americans to recognize that they are being led down a very dangerous path and that the cost of following without challenge is the loss of the basic freedoms that facilitate our pursuit of happiness and that define us as a nation.Judge Napolitano reminds readers what America is all about, that the purpose of government is to protect freedom, and freedom is the ability to follow your own free will and not the will of government bureaucrats.  He asks the simple question, which are YOU, a sheep or a wolf?  Do you blindly follow behind where you are led, or do you challenge the government at every pass, forcing it to make decisions that will protect our freedoms?Judge Napolitano asks the questions that no one else will, challenging readers to rethink why they are blindly following a government that has only its own interests in mind.  He asks:

Why is the government using the war on terror as an excuse to sidestep the Constitution?

Why are Americans not challenging and questioning the government as it continues to limit more and more of our freedoms?

What part of “Congress shall make no law…” does the government not understand when it criminalizes speech?

Whatever happened to our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, guaranteed by the Constitution, yet ignored by the governments elected to protect them?

Why does every public office holder swear allegiance to the Constitution, yet very few follow it?

Don’t we have rights that are guaranteed and cannot be taken from us?”

A Nation of Sheep by Judge  Andrew P. Napolitano is available at Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Nation-Sheep-Andrew-P-Napolitano/dp/B002N2XHVW

My broadcasting idol, Edward R. Murrow, once said:  “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”  How right he was! Today America is overrun with sheep and wolves with very few lions in evidence. I hold my breath day to day to see if our Sheep-in-Charge will make the single fatal mistake that will collapse the greatest country ever known to man.America’s lions have been either muzzled or caged.  The wolves, inside and outside the walls, have gathered and wait with salivating jaws for America to stumble.

I hail from a long line of hard scrabble farmers.  My father once told me that as a lad he had cared for sheep… fed them, watered them, fleeced them, and butchered them.  He once volunteered:  “Son, there is no dumber animal on God’s green earth than a sheep.” 

Sheep are so skittish that often the shepherd will have to dam-up a small flowing stream to create those “still waters” spoken of in the 23rd psalm just to entice the sheep to drink because — they fear the sound of running water! Is that where we are as Americans today?  Are we so skittish that even the sound of freedom frightens us?  Look.  Maintaining freedom is an ongoing struggle.  We can’t just win our freedom and then relax.  There are always those waiting to strip us of our freedom and return us to chains.  Remaining free requires eternal vigilance and the courage to rise to any challenge and defend that precious liberty.And yet today, elements of our government are violating our constitutional rights every single day — and we do nothing!  Like sheep we cringe when someone utters the word “IMPEACH!”  And each day we lose a little more of that precious freedom.

As brutal as it at first sounds (and it really IS brutal) tarring and feathering worked pretty well for our ancestors. Toss in a rail for the miscreant to ride upon and that completes the set.  The fact is, they made their point.  The malefactor never dared inciting the wrath of the citizenry again.

Our forefathers were anything but sheep.  We are not descended from sheepish Americans.   So, our behavior today is of an aberrant kind.  I contend it is learned behavior.  We placed our trust in out government to educate our children and instead they indoctrinated them in socialism and communism.

Our young graduates from college are dumb as posts.  One is led to believe that without Google, Wikipedia, and cut and paste, there would be few graduating classes at our colleges and universities this Spring.

Pitifully, our young have never known real freedom as some of us old fuddy-duddies have, therefore they have no idea what they have lost.  They believe this is normal!  Another generation lost.

“Have we held power to account? Do our elected officials fear the populace, which Thomas Jefferson said indicated liberty, or is it otherwise – where the people fear the government, a situation Jefferson postulated would lead to tyranny?”
  –SOURCE:  http://www.ummahpulse.com/2011/11/sheep-led-by-wolves/

Today, in America, there is no doubt that the people fear the government.  The nation that rebuked a tyrant at its founding now accepts, and feels comfortable with, tyrannical rule. How utterly sad!
J. D. Longstreet

Obama’s America is a 3-Ring Circus, So Send In The Clowns … J. D. Longstreet

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Back in the heyday of the circus, when something untoward took place within one of the rings, or within view of the audience, something that was best unseen by the paying public, the ringmaster would shout: “Send in the clowns.”  The antics of the clowns served as a way to direct the attention of the audience away from the bad scene until whatever the problem was was cleared up. An astute observer, however, would know that when the clowns suddenly appeared out of place in the program format, something which was not a part of the program was occurring. I thought of that as I watched and read of Mr. Putin referring to Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry as “pranksters.”  It’s just another word for a “joker,” a clown. I have to thank Mr. Putin for finally saying out loud what we have been telling folks for years now, that much of the world views Mr. Obama as a joke. We should note also that Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, has Mr. Kerry’s number as well. “On Monday, Ya’alon attacked the United States for failing to lead the campaign against Iran. “But at some stage the United States entered into negotiations with them, and unhappily, when it comes to negotiating at a Persian bazaar, the Iranians were better,” said Ya’alon, speaking during an event at Tel Aviv University, as reported by Haaretz. At one point, the defense minister had said: “Look what’s happening in Ukraine, where the United States is demonstrating weakness, unfortunately.” Of course, our thin skinned Mr. Kerry is demanding an apology from Ya’alon.  And get this:  Kerry did not call Ya’alon.  No he called Ya’alon’s boss, Bibi Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, to complain.  That act alone should tell you everything you need to know about Mr. Kerry’s attitude — and — should go a very long way in explaining how the US continues to get the dirty end of the stick in international negotiations. You can read the entire article here:  http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.580796 This story just underlines the fact that Obama and his  minions may be able, on occasion, to dish it out, but they sure as heck can’t take it! Somehow, I get a vivid picture in my mind of the ring master, Mr. Obama, bathed in the glare of a spotlight, in the center ring, wearing his silk top hat, red swallow-tailed coat, jodhpur breeches, and shiny black patent leather knee boots, holding a coiled bull whip and shouting to some of the lesser lights around him to:  “Send in the clowns!” Clown 2 Let’s face it folks.  Our government has been more like a three ring circus since the Obama train pulled in and they strutted their parade to the White House and the Congress at the other end of the street. Someone (I don’t know who.) once wisely said:  “When you put the clowns in charge, don’t be surprised when a circus breaks out!”  There is much truth in that observation. We’ve experienced a real three ring circus under Obama’s big top for five years now.  It appears from this vantage point that things will only get worse over the remaining years of his tenure.  A depressing thought that has burdened me a great deal of late is the fact that so much time will be needed to repair the damage Obama and his Socialist/Marxist minions in the Congress have wrought that getting the country back on its proper course will necessarily be delayed. I often think how difficult it is going to be to extricate America from the socialist dung heap the Democrats, with Obama in the lead, have buried the country. One of our Founding Fathers and early Presidents, Thomas Jefferson,  said: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work, and give to those who would not.”  Think about what Jefferson said when the Democrats speak of wealth redistribution and inequality of income. It is astounding, Dear Reader, at how far from the foundation of our country we have wandered.  The same President, I quoted above, Thomas Jefferson, in his very first Inaugural address said the following:  “What more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens, a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural A few days ago, as I read that President Obama was making yet another change n the Obamacare law without any input, or permission from the people’s Congress, I remembered what the man often referred to  as the Father of the Constitution, and an early President said about laws that were too big to be read, like the 2700 plus pages of the Obamacare law. James Madison said this about such laws and about multiple changes to laws: “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.”  Makes one wonder how President Madison was able to see down through the centuries to today’s Obamacare law, doesn’t it? About those clowns … A recent report in the press stated that the US is running out of clowns.  Apparently, the researchers for that particular article overlooked the US Senate, US House, and the Oval Office, not to mention the various cabinet level secretariats. It’s bad enough that America’s leadership is viewed as clowns around the world, but, it angers me that the American people are held in the same disregard as our dopey government functionaries. But then I remember, we DID elect them and tough as it is to admit,  the responsibility DOES fall on us. On the bright side, we can clean up the mess.  We have an election coming up in just over seven months.  It’s time to clean the House and purge the Senate. We CAN take our government back and we can begin this coming November. J. D. Longstreet

Is Conservative Armstrong Williams the Latest Target of Obama Regime?: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 3-16-14

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The Obama regime’s M.O. is clear, and right out of the Chicago playbook,specifically, as Barack himself has said “punish your enemies,” as in anyone who opposes the policies that our enlightened Dear Reader is trying to bestow on us. Average citizens who dared to get involved with politics by forming and joining Tea Party groups, wealthy contributors to Mitt Romney, filmmaker, author and two-time Teri O’Brien Show guest Dinesh D’Souza all found them on the receiving end of harassment and intimidation from Obama’s alphabet soup of tyranny. OSHA, the FEC, and most famously, the IRS have all been used by Obama and his lieutenants in their persecution campaign. Las week we learned that Obama’s EPA is threatening a Wyoming welder with $75,000 a day in fines for the crime of building a pond on his own land! Now, is the FCC the latest agency to attack conservatives? We’ll ask conservative commentator, columnist, television host and entrepreneur Armstrong Williams, who may be the latest target. And what does he, former assistant to the chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Clarence Thomas, think of the new documentary lionizing Anita Hill?

 

Speaking of the boot of the federal government on the necks of law abiding citizens, in our 2nd amendment update, we’ll tell you about the ATF’s attempt to force a gun store owner to hand over his customer list, or else. Is this sort of the outrageous invasion of privacy the reason the NRA filed a friend of the court brief in support of—wait for it—the ACLU?

The latest on Malaysian Flight 370, including the inside story about the pilot’s obsession, one that may have driven him to hijack the plane.

Please Shut Up File: Do we really need celebutards giving us advice on purchasing health insurance and whether to vaccinate our children?

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How We Will Repeal Obamacare: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 3-9-14

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As Vladimir Putin delights in Barack Hussein Obama’s “fantasy” foreign policy, and Democrats are on the verge of needing adult diapers as the November elections approach, His Royal Highness issued another unilateral, and not incidentally, completely lawless, change to his “signature achievement.” By this measure, the Titanic was the “signature achievement” of the White Star Line. The “Affordable Care Act” isn’t about care and the insurance it provides is less affordable than what it destroyed.

Today is a very important Obamacare anniversary. Do you know that it is? And just how many changes have been made to this “law” since Obama and his merry band of Marxists used bribes, backroom deals and bare-faced lies to foist it on us? Listen to today’s show and learn.

The legacy media and the East Coast Brain Rot afflicted consultants who advise establishment Republicans are wrong. As usual, the brilliant elites are wrong. Obamacare can be repealed. This latest waiver is proof of how it can be done.

As I have said since before the One ascended to his throne, the Obamacare scheme is the mother of all income redistribution rackets, and as such it can’t be viewed in isolation. It is directly related to another left-wing strategy, one like so many others was set in motion in the early 1990′s. You can’t understand what’s going on without connecting these dots. We’ll unpack that.

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Obama And Kerry Have Gotten RELIGION! Paganism aka “Environmentalism” … J. D. Longstreet

The Religion of Environmentalism

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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Now that our President and Secretary of State have become proselytizing converts to the new/old religion, Paganism, now known by the name “Environmentalism,” we thought we ought to revisit our earlier comments on environmentalism as a religion.  Make no mistake about it, environmentalism is, indeed, a religion, a pagan religion, granted, but a religion, nonetheless.

We all know our President is a liar.  A prolific liar. A pathological liar. And now, our Secretary of State has joined the liar’s club with gusto, jumping in with both feet.  It would seem Mr. Kerry has a penchant for making a fool of himself, or allowing himself to be made a fool by his boss, the liar-in-chief, our President.  Remember Kerry’s “or else” speech on Syria?  Obama’s about face on that one should have reddened Kerry’s face for months.  In fact, a man of honor would have, I believe, resigned.  nevertheless, he is still there shilling for the worst President in the history of the country.

Now the President wants to push the global warming hoax.  One must remember:  Our President is a Marxist.  Now.  Ask yourself where all the communists went when the Soviet Union collapsed?  They gravitated toward their natural home, the environmental movement.  The goals of the communists and the environmentalists are the same. Green on the outside and red on the inside.

It’s not about saving the earth.  It’s about redistribution of the wealth and power for the world’s leftist elite.

So with Obama’s Marxist agenda in a shambles,  with much of the world laughing at him as a joke, he has glommed onto the Marxist agenda of environmentalism.  It’s HIS natural home.

Mr. Kerry, as Obama’s hand puppet, dutifully went before the cameras and microphones and made a fool of himself … AGAIN … with his climate change as a weapon of mass destruction, etc. speech. It came across as pure idiocy.

Get used to it.  We are going to be bombarded with global warming hysteria over the next few months ad nauseum.

So, with that in mind let’s look at the new/old pagan religion these folks will be insisting we all bow down and worship.   Some will bow to the modern day golden bull.  Some of us will recognize it as what it really is — only bull.

Freedom to worship as you please is one of the hallmarks of, and rights guaranteed to, the citizens of the United States.

The Pilgrims came to the New World not to guarantee freedom of religion.  No, they came to guarantee that THEY could worship, as THEY saw fit… not, necessarily, anyone else.

So we have a hodge-podge of religions in America.  Some are uplifting and others are just plain goofy.

One of the discoveries, made by anthropologists, is that the human animal will, somehow, create a religion.  It seems the human animal must have belief in something that gives meaning to his, or her, existence.

In this century, and the last, many have turned from the worship of a Supreme Being, we call God, to what we used to call “paganism”… the worship of nature, or the environment, or… more specifically… Environmentalism.

Yes, Environmentalism has become a religion.  Well, actually, it always was, it has just come back into favor in the past 100 years, or so.

One thing I want to set straight before continuing. Nature is not God. It is my belief that GOD created nature.  Now, we can continue.

Many self-proclaimed “atheists” are worshipers of nature, or the environment.  If one worships it, it is your god.  Seems to me, those atheists are not true atheists.  They DO have a god; only it is a pagan god, the environment.

Michael Crichton, in his “Environmentalism as Religion” remarks, made before the Commonwealth Club, in San Francisco in 2003, summed it all up.

“The believers in environmentalism believe and preach that we should live in unity with nature, or the environment.  They believe that in the beginning we did. They believe that we are now living in sin because we have polluted the earth.  We will be visited with a judgment day and the judgment will be death, for the whole planet, unless we repent, (which means to turn around and go the other way) and make our way back to sustainability. You see, in the environmentalism religion, sustainability IS salvation.”   …    Michael Crichton

Read Crichton’s remarks here.


It is important to understand that, for the most part, those who would worship nature have never really experienced it.

Want to go camping?  Out comes the insect spray, the mosquito netting, the snakebite kit, the calamine lotion, sunscreen, and on and on.  The urban environmentalist tends to think of nature as something, with which, man can live in harmony.  So far, that has never happened … in the history of mankind. 

Animals eat other animals to stay alive.  Then, of course, we humans, at the top of the food chain, eat the animals which ate the, you know, smaller animals.

The weather is a constant threat to humans.

The harmony of nature and man is a myth. It has never been so.   If you want to learn about nature, talk to a farmer, or a hunter.  They know about nature. Most people don’t.

Most of us live in an insular world.  We have created an oasis away from nature.  Occasionally, we think we want to commune with nature so we take a road trip or a camping trip… and we take as much, or as many, of our amenities as we can cram in the RV or SUV right along with us.  If we actually come into contact with nature, it is by accident.

Man has always been at odds with nature.  Nature is unforgiving.  It will kill you in a split second.

So, the environmental religionists are calling for us to repent.  We are doomed as a result of pollution, global warming, running out of oil, the whole list of tribulations the faithful are so sure are coming.

They have been wrong, so many times.  Remember the ice age, which was to begin in the 1970’s?  Where is it?  It reminds me of the “nut” pacing the sidewalk with his “Repent, the world is coming to an end!” sign. When the world doesn’t end, he changes the date and keeps on pacing.  The environmentalist simply changes the reason the world is coming to an end, and they keep on preaching doom and gloom.

You see, as with all religions, the environmentalist bases all these horrible things on faith.  Yes, faith in his belief.  He believes he is correct.  It is his faith, his religion, and he will not be shaken.

So, we have all the preachers of the Church of Environmentalism, preaching at us nonstop.  They preach fear.  They preach gloom and doom. They preach forsaking progress and returning to the days when man lived in harmony with nature, even though no such period ever existed in the history of mankind.

As a believer in one God, the Creator, I cannot buy into their religion.  I believe that this planet, this ecosystem, if you will, was given to man, as his home, by the Creator. We are charged with being good stewards of our home.  But, when we take such good care of it that we come to worship it, we have sinned and fallen short. And that, Dear Reader, is wrong!

To protect our home, the earth, we need to use hard science, not some knee jerk reactionism.  We need to rely upon our common sense.  To think that man, himself, can destroy the earth is laughable.  It is the height of arrogance.  The earth can wipe humankind out in a moment, in the blinking of an eye.  Like a dog shaking it’s wet coat and flinging water droplets hither and thither, the earth could rid itself of it’s temporary visitors at anytime.

No, it’s time for clear-thinking people to step back and take a serious look at the claims the fundamentalist preachers of environmentalism are making.  Check the science, not the pop science, but hard science. There is where their claims will be proven, or disproven and hopefully discarded.

In the meantime, for those who profess to believe in nature’s God, the scriptures tell us that man cannot serve two masters.  You cannot subscribe to the faith of environmentalism and maintain your faith in the God of, and the creator of, nature. You will serve one and forsake the other.  Which will it be?

J. D. Longstreet

Kerry Playing With Fire In Middle East … J. D. Longstreet

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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In a few days or a few weeks, the Obama Administration will present Israel and the so-called Palestinians with something referred to as a “framework agreement.”

The diplomats, (diplomats = People paid to lie for their country) explain that it is called a framework because the eventual peace agreement would be built upon this agreement. In other words, it is the framework for the eventual peace agreement between Israel and the so-called Palestinians.

Uh-huh.

This “agreement” is bad for Israel and bad for the US.   Here’s why:

Far from bringing peace to Israel and the so-called Palestinians, it could just as likely bring renewed fighting between the two and more trouble for the US.

In its arrogance, the Obama Administration wants this agreement signed before the end of the year (2014).  The ridiculousness of this is laughable. Once again, the US has amateurs at work defusing a bomb.

Already, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon, has declared that “it is not going to happen.”

Let’s take a look at the outlandish terms of the framework agreement.

Kerry’s agreement mentions a Palestinian state with borders based on the 1949 Armistice lines and with land swaps between Israel and the PA. 75 to 80 percent of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria would remain in their homes even after a permanent agreement.”  – SOURCE:  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176924#.UvJNhPuGdlA 

There is said to be a reference to the PA’s “incitement” against Israel and a reference to compensation for Jewish refugees who came from Arab countries.  Each side would recognize the other as a nation state. and the two sides would announce the end of the conflict.

From israelnationalnews.com we learn this:  “US Secretary of State John Kerry is about to present a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that will call for a phased Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria based on the 1949 lines, with “unprecedented” security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley, writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times – one of the journalists considered most close to the Obama administration.

The Israeli withdrawal will not include certain settlement blocs, but Israel will compensate the Arab side for this with Israeli territory. The deal will call for “Palestine” to have a capital in Arab East Jerusalem and to recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. It will not include any right of return for Palestinian refugees into pre-1967 Israel, Friedman says.” — SOURCE: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176854#.UvJUtvuGdlB

So, Kerry and Obama want to divide the city of Jerusalem … AGAIN.  It is reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adamantly rejects the division of the city of Jerusalem.

Oh, and Kerry’s plan calls for Israeli troops to patrol the Jordan Valley for some years into the future.  As you would expect the so-called Palestinians adamantly reject that.

Netanyahu is walking on egg shells in even considering this “agreement.”  It could easily tear apart his coalition.  Already, tension within the Israeli political community has been ratcheting upward for at least a week upon this writing.

On the other hand, if Netanyahu says no to the plan, then European nations could invoke a boycott on Israeli goods to “punish” Israel for not agreeing to the Obama/Kerry plan.  Yes.  This IS the same Europe where anti-Semitism runs rampant — even today.

There is an excellent article entitled:  “White House Is Weeks Away From Imposing Middle East Peace Framework – What You Need To Know” at Prophecy News Watch that explains the “agreement” in much more detail.  We urge you to read it.  You’ll find it here.  

Now, it is important that the world understand this … neither side wants peace now. Somehow, Kerry seems to have missed this tiny detail.  Come on, folks.  If either side truly wanted peace they could, and would, work it out between themselves without the meddling of the US.   They’ve done it three times in the past:  Peace treaty with Egypt, another with Jordan, and a mutual recognition deal between Israel and the PLO.  See what I mean?

The so-called Palestinian government is so divided as to be almost useless. There is Hamas ruling in Gaza, and Mahmoud Abbas, in charge of the government on the West Bank — or what government there is there!  As a “non-member observer state, in the UN General Assembly, the so-called Palestinians are reported to be ready to take Israel to the International Criminal Court any day now.  Does this sound like a group ready to talk peace?  Hardly.

This is a war that has been raging since Abraham and his two sons walked the hills, valleys and seashores of what we call the Holy Land today. It is not about to be settled by April 30th, or even by the end of the year 2014.   In fact, we have every reason to believe that it will intensify touching off even more conflicts within, and without, the region leading, eventually, to World War III.

So, at the risk of bruising Mr. Kerry’s pride and denting his arrogance, we can comfortable say that the “Framework Agreement” isn’t worth the paper it is written upon.  But — don’t be surprised if in a few weeks we have another Neville Chamberlain moment with Kerry waving a piece of paper over his head shouting:  “Peace in or time!”  We never seem to learn, do we?

Saint Paul said:  “The way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:17–18)  That was about 2,000 years ago.  Not much has changed.

J. D. Longstreet

Obama State Department, Stonewalling and Lying About Americans Murdered in Benghazi, “Regrets” Execution of Illegal Immigrant Cop Killer

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Seriously? Dr. King would want to protect a cold-blooded cop killer? Don’t think so.

From CNN:

A last-ditch push to keep a convicted cop killer alive failed Wednesday night when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion to stay his execution.

Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was executed at 9:32 p.m. CT, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

His execution marks the first of the year in Texas and the 509th in the state since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Tamayo did not make a statement before his death, department spokesman Jason Clark said.

Of course, the Obama State Department was not so taciturn. From The Latin Times:

The US Department of State has today lamented the decision of the Texas court to execute Mexican citizen Edgar Tamayo Arias despite pleas from Secretary of State John Kerry and the Mexican government calling for clemency. “The Department regrets the decision of the Texas court to proceed with the execution without revision or reconsideration, but we continue to committed to our international obligations in the case of Avenas,” said Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf.

Ms. Harf is referring to the 2004 case of Mexico v. United States of America, known as formally Avena and Other Mexican Nationals, in which the Internaitona Court of Justice (ICJ) found that the United States had breached its obligations under the Vienna Convention of Consular Relations by not allowing consular representation for Mexican citizens imprisoned in the United States. The United States was found guilty of breaching this agreement in 51 cases.

Mr. Tamayo Arias, arrested for the murder of police Officer Guy Gaddis in 1994, was one of the cases considered a breach of the Vienna Convention which the International Criminal Court in The Hague asked the United States to review. Harf said that the this case “illustrated [for the Department of State] the critical importance of Congress approving the initiative for legislation known as ‘Consular Notification Compliance Act’.” This act would put in place additional mechanisms so that the United States would comply with international obligations.

Oh yeah, hell yes, because we want to make sure that illegals who shoot American police officers in the back of the head to murder them in cold blood get all the procedures that comply with “international obligations.”

Disgusting and embarrassing.