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A Shariah-Compliant Nominee? :: Accuracy In Academia.

Among a whole slew  of  ideas that don’t seem to fit well with the majority of American’s ideas   Elana Kagan seems to have one more.  She hasn’t written a great deal and has had no actual experience as a judge, or even a lawyer for that matter, so we are told it is difficult to judge what her  “feelings and beliefs are”.  Well I say that by your actions you will be known and Elana Kagan has acted often enough that I know where she stand and what her feeling are:  the woman is a radical who is not fit to serve on the Supreme Court of a free country.

“It turns out that, at the very moment Ms. Kagan was pushing aggressively to remove military recruiters from the Harvard Law School campus during her tenure as its dean, she was very supportive of having what amounted to Saudi recruiters ensconced there for the purpose of enlisting some of the nation’s finest young lawyers to work for the industry known as Shariah-Compliant Finance (SCF),Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy notes on BigGovernment.com. “The first insight this record suggests is that Ms. Kagan’s true motivation in barring the armed forces was, indeed, an animus towards the military, rather than concern about its supposed mistreatment of homosexuals.”“After all, the theo-political-military-legal code that authoritative Islam calls ‘Shariah’ and that is the law of the land in Saudi Arabia is infinitely more homophobic than the Pentagon’s efforts to enforce the U.S. statute that prohibits avowed gays and lesbians from serving in uniform.  The former requires the murder of homosexuals; the latter simply kept them out of the ranks.”

Few have noticed that Kagan’s tenure at Harvard coincides with Saudi investment in same. “Thanks to millions of dollars gifted by an aggressive promoter of the so-called ‘civilizational jihad’ espoused by the Shariah-adherent Muslim Brotherhood, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and other Saudi sources, Harvard University is now a major beachhead of Shariah in America,” Gaffney argues.  “In particular, under Dean Kagan, the law school opened an Islamic Finance Project (a less-transparent euphemism for Shariah-Compliant Finance).”

If you don’t understand what Shariah  or Shariah law or Shariah Finance  is please check Wikipedia.  I don’t believe any reader of this blog and most Americans want anything to do with either.

Great Britain has allowed Shariah Finance  into their system.  This led very quickly to allowing Shariah law to take precedence over English law in Muslim neighborhoods.  You know what they say about a foot in the door is all it takes.  Could  Kagan be that foot in the door?  And serving on our highest court?!  BB

Dying for the Karzai Cartel – Ann Marlowe – National Review Online

I have generally stayed out of the Afghanistan/Pakistan fiasco because it makes me ill to see how our troops are being used and abused by Obama and his thugs.   President Bush was slowly pulling out of this snake pit of the world.  He was keeping troops there in order to keep some terrorist busy or held down until Iraq could become a stable country able to defend itself.  At that point he was going to pull our troop[s out altogether because there is nothing on Earth that can be done to help the people of this part of the world.  Governments have always been corrupt and ever will be.  The men of the population themselves will ever been warriors.  They are born and bred to fight and a weapon is put in their hands as soon as they can hold them.  The women will ever be  of less value than dogs, good only for breeding more male warriors.

This is the first article I have read about the war that tells the truth about what is happening over there.  Please read it.

You may also read  my friend aftickers blog  Mr. Produce aka ticker he has been in that part of the world and with his background he understands much more than most what has happened there, what is happening now and what will happen in the future.

I have no idea why Obama is there unless it is merely to keep our military out of the country and occupied while he destroys the Constitution that they are willing to die to defend.  BB

You may also want to read:  A New NATO-Based Alliance — By: Conrad Black this article gives a broader view of what is happening in the world right now.

Is the War in Afghanistan Winnable? A debate offering points on both side of the issue from the Cato Institute

Morning Bell: The Ahmadinejad Victory Tour | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

I am so disgusted with the entire world for putting up with the Muslims and in particular with Iran.  Iran will get their nuclear weapons and then all Hell will break out as all the countries in the Middle East bring out their big guns which Russia and China will gladly sell them.

Or, Israel will again save all of our butts by taking out Iran.  That is unless our Stupidity in the White House doesn’t order the US Air Force to stop Israel which is very likely considering  that the US is after all a Muslim country!

But for you who have been following this circus with Iran the Heritage Foundation has provided a good summary of the efforts made by Obama thus far.  BB

The Ahmadinejad Victory Tour

Yesterday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley confirmed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had submitted an application for a visa to attend the United Nations nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference in New York next month. Since Crowley also confirmed that Ahmadinejad is likely to be awarded the visa, the Iranian President can now look forward to witnessing first hand the failure of President Barack Obama’s Iran policy.

At first the White House believed that President Barack Obama’s sheer power of personality and persuasion would be enough to convince the Iranian regime to give up their nuclear program. So the President gave a conciliatory speech in Cairo, sent a direct message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and opened up direct talks with the Iranian regime. The results have been crystal clear: the Iranian regime has only accelerated its nuclear program, accelerated its ballistic missile program, and further crushed internal dissent, all while the Obama administration remained silent as the Green Revolution was brutally crushed.

Now the Obama administration is seeking “crippling” sanctions on Iran through the U.N. Security Council. This is another Obama fantasy that plays right into Iran’s “cheat, retreat, and delay” nuclear strategy. Whatever goodwill the Obama administration hoped to get from Russia by caving into their New START demands has not paid off. With help from Turkey, China and now Egypt, Iran’s rope-a-dope U.N. diplomacy will render any U.N. sanctions regime completely toothless.

All these Ahmadinejad victories over President Obama would not be so alarming if the Obama administration were not actively undermining our nation’s ability to deter and defend against Iranian nuclear attack. First there was President Obama’s decision to cancel missile defense installations in Eastern Europe. The Obama administration claimed that their alternative system, called the Phased Adaptive Approach, could defend U.S. allies by 2020. But a recent Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report warns Iran may be able to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2015. This means President Obama has created a new “window of vulnerability” for our enemies to exploit.

And then there is President Obama’s New START agreement which limits U.S. conventional, nuclear and missile defense options. Former director of the Missile Defense Agency, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, noted in The Washington Times this week: “Strangely, New START may actually rest on what Russia permits the United States to do to defend Americans and our allies from such a missile attack. This equation is both bizarre and unsafe.”

“Bizarre and unsafe” is a generous assessment of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect America from Iran’s nuclear ambitions so far. The Obama administration must change course. The United States should impose and enforce the strongest possible sanctions, even if doing so requires action outside of the U.N. framework, and step up public diplomacy efforts to discredit the regime’s legitimacy and offer support to opposition groups, such as the Green Movement. Most importantly the Obama administration must make the commitment to create and sustain a layered missile defense system, designed to counter every range of Iranian missiles in all stages of flight, including those that threaten the territory of the United States and its allies. This would include scrapping New START, returning missile defense installations to Eastern Europe and fully funding missile defense. For more, see 33 Minutes.

U.S. Enriches Companies Defying Its Policy on Iran – NYTimes.com

American tax payers have dished out over $107 Billion  in contracts to  who are violating our own government’s sanctions against Iran over the last decade. If more proof is needed that our government is corrupted and care nothing for the  safety of the American citizens then this is surely it.   Of course the President is always blamed because it is on his watch.   This attitude is both right and wrong.  The President is in charge and must therefore accept and be responsible for what goes on during his term in office.  At the same time the entrenched bureaucrats in Washington do what they damned well please as has been seen again and again. The bureaucrats also do as Congressmen getting “campaign contributions”  tell them to do in order to keep their jobs or be promoted. So making much noise and hullabaloo  Congress passes laws, some time goes by,  then the real powers go back to doing business as usual.  Corruption in the government is so very wide spread and no one is ever punished when the rules are found to have been broken!  Congress needs to be held accountable for much of this because it is Congress that is closer to these matters and are being paid off by these companies to continue to receive these lucrative contracts.

For years, the United States has been pressing other nations to join its efforts to squeeze the Iranian economy, in hopes of reining in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Now, with the nuclear standoff hardening and Iran rebuffing American diplomatic outreach, the Obama administration is trying to win a tough new round of United Nations sanctions.

But a New York Times analysis of federal records, company reports and other documents shows that both the Obama and Bush administrations have sent mixed messages to the corporate world when it comes to doing business in Iran, rewarding companies whose commercial interests conflict with American security goals.

What upsets me the most is that $15 billion of this has gone to Iran’s oil industry instead of developing our own oil  fields.   It is the oil that is Iran’s chief, in fact only,  revenue.  Revenue that is being used to create a nuclear arsenal  that all know will certainly threaten world peace.  And the other beef I have is that most of the companies are based in foreign countries (multi-national companies) instead of companies based in the United States.  Taxes and jobs therefore are being paid for with our dollars and going to foreign  countries!  And yet our government  is spending the nation into unsustainable debt with Stimulus and Jobs Bills when all that would have to be done is to give these lucrative contracts only to companies that have remained in the United States.   One little change in our laws and then a stiff penalty  like firing any bureaucrat that gives a contract to any but an American company (strict enforcement of the law)  would go a long way, perhaps all the way, to giving employment to the 4 million currently unemployed.  It would also end our dependence on foreign oil. Go to :The  records show for a list of these companies and the contracts they have currently.

Besides the $102 Billion  in contracts  these companies have been given almost $5 billion in grants and other bennies.

Beyond $102 billion in United States government contract payments since 2000 — to do everything from building military housing to providing platinum to the United States Mint — the companies and their subsidiaries have reaped a variety of benefits. They include nearly $4.5 billion in loans and loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that underwrites the export of American goods and services, and more than $500 million in grants for work that includes cancer research and the turning of agricultural byproducts into fuel.

In addition, oil and gas companies that have done business in Iran have over the years won lucrative drilling leases for close to 14 million acres of offshore and onshore federal land.  (I wonder how many of these companies are exclusively American companies?  We Americans need to put a stop to padding the profits of multi-nationals.  BB)

This is a long article but well worth reading  to give you an idea of just how duplicitous our government has been and is continuing to be.  BB

Military Analysis – Marines Do Heavy Lifting as Afghan Army Lags in Battle – NYTimes.com

The United States has discovered when they have tried to help develop any of the Muslim countries armies that it was just not possible.  It didn’t happen in Iraq.  Remember the “Mother of all Armies”  and how they threw down their weapons and ran at the first site of  an American?   Remember our on going efforts to develop an Iraqi army and police force?  It is failing and the country will fall into chaos as soon as we leave.  This chaos will  end only when one strong man emerges who is a bigger thug than the rest.  The so called “legitimate government” will fall.  Our officials know this, our army commanders know this and actually the world knows this.   These Muslim armies simply can not operate as a unit and in a stand up army to army battle.   There are too many factions  to ever get a combined loyal force willing to trust each other soldier to soldier, or the brotherhood of warriors which is an essential component in any army.

We are finding this again in trying to form an army in Afghanistan.  These men simply will not  or can not fight as a united force.  So, again the United States will find itself bogged down and with our troops dying in a lost cause with our troops leading and fighting the battle having the burden of trying to “pretend” that the Afghan troops are really in charge and leading.  Also having the worry of having these Afghan troops at their backs so our troops are caught between two enemies: the Taliban in front and the unknown in back.

The solution is for the United States to get out of Iraq and the Afghanistan/Pakistan areas altogether and let the chips fall.  Nothing dire will happen and the world will continue to turn on its axis and in a decade or so the situation will normalize, or “fall out” with the strongest thugs on top.  Vietnam is the past we keep forgetting!

Scenes from this corner of the battlefield, observed over eight days by two New York Times journalists, suggest that the day when the Afghan Army will be well led and able to perform complex operations independently, rather than merely assist American missions, remains far off.

The effort to train the Afghan Army has long been troubled, with soldiers and officers repeatedly falling short. And yet after nearly a decade of American and European mentorship and many billions of dollars of American taxpayer investment, American and Afghan officials have portrayed the Afghan Army as the force out front in this important offensive against the Taliban.

In every engagement between the Taliban and one front-line American Marine unit, the operation has been led in almost every significant sense by American officers and troops. They organized the forces for battle, transported them in American vehicles and helicopters from Western-run bases into Taliban-held ground, and have been the primary fighting force each day.The Afghan National Army, or A.N.A., has participated. At the squad level it has been a source of effective, if modestly skilled, manpower. Its soldiers have shown courage and a willingness to fight. Afghan soldiers have also proved, as they have for years, to be more proficient than Americans at searching Afghan homes and identifying potential Taliban members — two tasks difficult for outsiders to perform.

By all other important measures, though — from transporting troops, directing them in battle and coordinating fire support to arranging modern communications, logistics, aviation and medical support — the mission in Marja has been a Marine operation conducted in the presence of fledgling Afghan Army units, whose officers and soldiers follow behind the Americans and do what they are told.

There have been ample examples in the offensive of weak Afghan leadership and poor discipline to boot.

In northern Marja, a platoon of Afghan soldiers landed with a reinforced Marine rifle company, Company K, Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, which was inserted by American Army helicopters. The Marine officers and noncommissioned officers here quickly developed a mixed impression of the Afghan platoon, whose soldiers were distributed through their ranks.

After several days, no Marine officer had seen an Afghan use a map or plan a complicated patrol. In another indicator of marginal military readiness, the Afghan platoon had no weapons heavier than a machine gun or a rocket-propelled grenade.

Afghan officers organized no indirect fire support whatsoever in the week of fighting. All supporting fire for Company K — airstrikes, rockets, artillery and mortars — was coordinated by Marines. The Afghans also relied entirely on the American military for battlefield resupply.

Moreover, in multiple firefights in which Times journalists were present, many Afghan soldiers did not aim — they pointed their American-issued M-16 rifles in the rough direction of the incoming small-arms fire and pulled their triggers without putting rifle sights to their eyes. Their rifle muzzles were often elevated several degrees high.

Shouts from the Marines were common. “What you shooting at, Hoss?” one yelled during a long battle on the second day, as an Afghan pulled the trigger repeatedly and nonchalantly at nothing that was visible to anyone else.

I recall seeing a TV interview of one American soldier in Iraq and during the interview an Iranian soldier aimed his rifle at the sky and started shooting.  The American soldier  looked at the Iraqi soldier in disgust and made the statement,”I wish they would stop doing that.  Those shells are going to come down somewhere.”

Shortfalls in the Afghan junior officer corps were starkly visible at times. On the third day of fighting, when Company K was short of water and food, the company command group walked to the eastern limit of its operations area to supervise two Marine platoons as they seized a bridge, and to arrange fire support. The group was ambushed twice en route, coming under small-arms fire from Taliban fighters hiding on the far side of a canal.

After the bridge was seized, Captain Biggers prepared his group for the walk back. Helicopters had dropped food and water near the bridge. He ordered his Marines and the Afghans to fill their packs with it and carry it to another platoon to the west that was nearly out of supplies.

The Marines loaded up. They would walk across the danger area again, this time laden with all the water and food they could carry. Captain Biggers asked the Afghan platoon commander, Capt. Amanullah, to have his men pack their share. He refused, though his own soldiers to the west were out of food, too.

Captain Biggers told the interpreter to put his position in more clear terms. “Tell him that if he doesn’t carry water and chow, he and his soldiers can’t have any of ours,” he said, his voice rising.

Captain Amanullah at last directed one or two of his soldiers to carry a sleeve of bottled water or a carton of rations — a small concession. The next day, the Afghan soldiers to the west complained that they had no more food and were hungry.

It was not the first time that Captain Amanullah’s sense of entitlement, and indifference toward his troops’ well-being, had manifested itself. The day before the helicopter assault, at Camp Leatherneck, the largest Marine base in Helmand Province, a Marine offered a can of Red Bull energy drink to an Afghan soldier in exchange for one of the patches on the soldier’s uniform.

Captain Amanullah, reclining on his cot, saw the deal struck. After the Afghan soldier had taken possession of his Red Bull, the captain ordered him to hand him the can. The captain opened it and took a long drink, then gave what was left to his lieutenant and sergeants, who each had a sip. The last sergeant handed the empty can back to the soldier, and ordered him to throw it away.

The Marines watched with mixed amusement and disgust. In their culture, the officers and senior enlisted Marines eat last. “So much for troop welfare,” one of them said.

Lackluster leadership took other forms. On Friday night, a week into the operation, Captain Biggers told the Afghan soldiers that they would accompany him the next day to a large meeting with local elders. In the morning, the Afghans were not ready.

The Marines stood impatiently, waiting while the forces that were said by the officials in Kabul to be leading the operation slowly mustered. Captain Biggers, by now used to the delays, muttered an acronym that might sum up a war now deep into its ninth year.

“W.O.A.,” he said. “Waiting on the A.N.A.”

This is life for American soldiers in Muslim countries.  Our troops are dying for this!  Our government and State Department don’t want the American people to know about these failures and cultural deficiencies.  Our government panders to the false and disgusting  “pride” of these so-called leaders.

It’s way past time to bring our soldiers home and let these people continue rotting in their part of the world.  Our army should be used to secure our own borders and protect our own people.  BB

Thanks to my friend Fred for this referral.  :)  BB

Islam envoy retreats on terror talk – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com

For those of you who have forgotten Rashad Hussein is  President Barack Obama’s new Islamic envoy.  Be sure to read the entire article and do listen to the video.  And please read the entire article even tho it is long because it quotes Hussein a lot.  First, I wonder why an Islamic envoy is needed and second I really am concerned about this particular person being in our White House and privy to so much information.   You will be too when you read what he has to say.

More and more i Am coming to believe like so many who are now cropping up:  Barack Obama  and his cohorts are dangerous to the American people, he is a traitor surrounded by traitors.  He should be impeached along with Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi and  a whole new batch of people put in their place.  Then like any good clean sweep we should change all the locks and codes.

admitting that he made sharply critical statements about a U.S. terror prosecution against a Muslim professor after initially saying he had no recollection of making such comments.

“I made statements on that panel that I now recognize were ill-conceived or not well-formulated,” Hussain said, referring to a 2004 conference at which he discussed the case.

Hussain’s reversal came after POLITICO obtained a recording of his presentation to a Muslim students’ conference in Chicago during which he can be heard portraying the government’s cases towards professor Sami Al-Arian, as well as other Muslim terrorism suspects, as “politically motivated persecutions.” Al-Arian later pled guilty to aiding terrorists.

In the current version of the story on the Washington Report’s website, there is no reference to Hussain’s comments, or even that he appeared at the 2004 conference. But earlier, cached versions of the same story do include the comments — initially adding to the mystery of why they were taken out and at whose request. The discrepancy was first noted in a story last Sunday in the Web-based Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report.

A Washington Report editor initially said the author of its article requested the change because Laila Al-Arian’s comments had been misattributed to Hussain. However, in an e-mail to POLITICO, the author, Shereen Kandil, stood by her reporting and denied she ever made such a request.

In addition, both Laila Al-Arian and Kandil, who now works in the Obama administration at the Environmental Protection Agency, said they were never consulted before the passages referring to Hussain were deleted. The deletion took place sometime between October 2007 and this year, according to the Internet Archive, though the version available in Nexis was never modified.

The changes made some three years or more after his speech have led to speculation that Hussain was sanitizing his record to smooth his path to a White House legal post. However, the strident criticism he offered of the Justice Department’s handling of various alleged terrorism cases raises the possibility that his remarks could have posed a problem when he was applying for work at Justice in 2008. He joined the agency in the last year of the Bush administration as a trial attorney handling civil cases against the government, a Justice spokeswoman said.

While the audio shows that Hussain did utter the phrase “politically motivated persecutions” in the midst of his discussion about Sami Al-Arian, another comment Kandil attributed to Hussain, describing Al-Arian as being “used politically to squash dissent,” is not audible in the recording POLITICO obtained, which cuts off before any question-and-answer period.

Hussain’s remarks about Al-Arian appear to have been extemporaneous, but he seemed to have prepared in advance his denunciation of the Bush administration’s handling of other terrorism-related detentions and prosecutions.

Feb 18, 2010 10:12 pm | Robert

They were arrested just before Christmas, but we are only learning about it now, almost two months later. Why the long delay? Was this yet another coverup? Who ordered it, and why? “CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina,” from CBN News, February 18 (thanks…

Feb 18, 2010 07:17 pm | Marisol

This could be the start of a refreshing change at the IAEA, but much remains to be seen. “IAEA Fears Iran Working Now on Nuclear Warhead,” by Mark Heinrich for Reuters, February 18: VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog fears Iran may be working now to develop a nuclear-armed…

Feb 18, 2010 05:07 am | Marisol

The intrepid mujahedin, hiding behind women and children in hopes of buying time on the battlefield and scoring propaganda points in the eagerly credulous global press. “Embattled Afghan Taliban rely on human shields,” by Alfred de Montesquiou and Rahim Faiez for the Associated Press, February 17: MARJAH, Afghanistan – Taliban…

Feb 19, 2010 07:09 pm | Robert

Journalistic irresponsibility and bias example #281,328,616, from “Know Your Conspiracies” in Newsweek, February 12 (thanks to Daniel). Number Nine on this list of crackpot conspiracy theories comes this gem: 9. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is trying to infiltrate Capitol Hill and spread jihad. Author Dave Gaubatz alleges that the…


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