"...Islam will resume its multi nefarious course of non-creative and critical super-sensitive non-conversation with the kuffars and will thus become what it has always been to Muslims - integral to their expansive cosmopolitan(?, huh, say what)? cultures...", caliphate, anyone?
I am shua the Bambied One has backed up his ammo supply for this issue. /sarc
To paraph SLY STALLONE as John Rambo in RAMBO IV > "DID YOU BRING ANY GUNS WID YOU ... NO, THEN YOU'VE CHANGED NOTHING"!
Lest we fergit, even Super-Lib CAPT. HAWKEYE PIERCE [Alan Alda] from TV's M*A*S*H surrendered like France to well-armed Chicoms + seemingly "rogue" US Soldiers when "properly motivated" from gun/bayonet point.
HAWKEYE is living proof that the DemoLeft is absolut correct in that iff all the Guns are taken away from Private, Law-abiding Americans, THE CHICOMS ETAL. WON'T HAVE ANY GUNS TO POINT AT AMERICANS [but weirdly-n-mysteriously, + only coincidentally PDeniably, will]. IFF AMERS GAVE UP ALL THEIR GUNS OR WEAPONS, CLEARLY THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL, E.G. GLOBAL-JIHAD-N-BEHEADING HAPPY GLOBAL JIHADIS.
The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last summer, say Murphy and Webb, troops operating clandestinely under JSOC began infiltrating Libya.
The painful irony here is the "hostage-rescue team" mentioned above was the element formed by the Army and commanded by the late COL Charlie Beckwith to rescue Americans held captive after the storming of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran on 4 Nov 1979.
Ronald Reagan was advised by those around him not to go into Granada to provide safety for Americans who were there. There was concern whether Americans would support such an invasion. Reagan said: "Trust the people -- that is the crucial lesson of history."
Currently, the current regime has little trust of the American people. That is a huge problem. There is no honesty regarding the Benghazi debacle. There is no honesty regarding Fast and Furious.
In 2008 Obama was not just a fierce critic but a sanctimonious critic of just the sorts of practices and protocols that he has later embraced. Why? Partly, Senator Obama was inexperienced and really believed that the presidency would be as easy a task as had been his opportunistic brief tenure as a senator. Partly, because during the 2007--08 campaign the media never asked questions of Obama in the manner that they did other candidates, he naturally assumed, quite correctly, that they were so invested in his symbolism that they would never critique him when he was president. And partly, as a man of the Left Obama believed that the means really are justified by the ends -- and so the reactionary Bush should be judged by standards that can hardly apply to the egalitarian progressive Obama.
Will the abject hypocrisy continue for another four years? There is no reason to believe that Obama has become more circumspect and now understands that he cannot meet the very expectations he demanded of others, or that the media will try to salvage their tattered reputation by applying the same scrutiny to Obama that they did to others. But who knows -- in 2016 we may see a young charismatic senator like the Barack Obama of 2007 who creates a messianic persona through hypnotizing the media, insisting that the incumbent is an utter failure, and promising "hope and change."
Oddly, there has never been any acknowledgment by the administration that Obama adopted the policies of his predecessor that he had once damned, much less that in the case of drone assassinations he far exceeded them
Not at all "odd" when you consider these were neither the policies of Bush or Obama, but those of a faceless, runaway, three letter agency with a secret, unlimited budget.
There is no hypocrisy in the pursuit of power. It's self rationalizing, self justifying. Such creatures have no shame. Hypocrisy is something those out of power talk about. Got to remember, regardless of the extent of voter fraud, a (literally) hell of a lot of people voted for power rather than truth.
It truly makes you question the psychological make up of a man who can engage in such double talk and hypocrisy and still sleep at night. I guess that is a talent (or skill) most successful politicians possess; although despite his faults I found it quite lacking in our previous president, and admirably so I might add.
Narcissism: A a generalized personality trait characterized by egotism, vanity, conceit, or selfishness. However, narcissism has subsequently included particular meanings in specific fields, including:
A central concept of psychoanalytic theory
A mental illness
A social or cultural problem
A personality trait.
Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, narcissism is usually considered a problem in a person or group's relationships with self and others.
It's all about framing the debate.
Now sharia advocates are trying to stop the use of the word "Islamist."
When one side of the argument is censored or restrained, conspirators are allowed to perpetrate a fraud on the majority.