Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has ceased to exist as a city. Inhabited by nearly three million people less than two years ago, and still home to more than a million nine months ago, Mogadishu has been virtually emptied of civilians. Whole sections have been leveled, according to the BBC, in what Human Rights Watch calls “the most ignored tragedy in the world” today. Ignored, that is, by the American and most of the world’s media. >>>>>
You’ve seen the news. You know the score. The House of Representatives has now completed the economic terrorist attack inflicted on the American people by the nation’s elite
The bailout bill — or as Arthur Silber more rightly terms it, the “Extortion Bill” — is already law, thanks to the Democrats in Congress, and to Barack Obama, who spent the day working the phones and twisting arms to make sure the $700 billion bonanza for the filthy rich passed without any more of the hiccups that held it up earlier this week. >>>>>
Millions of DVD copies of the film “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West” were delivered recently to the doorsteps of potential voters in November’s upcoming presidential election between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, via their Sunday newspapers through an advertising purchase by a shadowy group called the Clarion Fund. The Clarion Fund is secretive about its funding, but is staffed, the Detroit Free Press reports, by former employees of Aish HaTorah International, a Jewish educational organization based in Jerusalem. The Clarion Fund denies an official, direct connection to Aish HaTorah. >>>>>
The Iraq war’s consequences are still rippling outward, and the destabilization of Syria is perhaps the most perilous, as far as U.S. interests are concerned. If and when whomever is trying to upset the Syrian apple cart succeeds, it is Americans – after, of course, the poor Syrians – who will be paying the price. The only solution: diplomatic engagement and the dropping of economic sanctions, followed by a policy that encourages the opening up of Syria to Western influence. This has been the dearest wish of the Syrian government, which has been earnestly, if ineffectively, trying to repair relations with the West. Yet the Israel lobby has such a powerful stranglehold on policymaking, including Congress and the White House, that this has proved impossible. Whether or not the election of Barack Obama – who supposedly will talk to anyone – will mean a fundamental break with the failed policies of the past remains to be seen. For the moment, however, we can only hope that Washington will rein in the Israelis before they do irreparable damage and Syria comes unraveled. >>>>>
“If Barack said there’s nothing wrong with being a Muslim this needs to get out to the Muslim community. It alienates them to not have this information. The organizers here said that Barack Obama went to a mosque. Who knows this? We have to send this message to the Muslim community,” said Abdul Akbar Muhammad, who writes the syndicated Africa and the World column and hosts a radio program,” he said. “This is an important first step. Muslims have been marginalized. It’s partly our fault for not being active in politics.”
Muslim delegates came to Denver to make their voices heard and heed Sen. Obama’s call for inclusion in his presidential campaign. >>>>>
That would allow their patron, the conservative legal group Alliance Defense Fund, to challenge the IRS rules, a risky strategy that one defense fund attorney acknowledged could cost the churches their tax-exempt status. Congress made it illegal in 1954 for tax-exempt groups to support or oppose political candidates publicly.
“I’m going to talk about the un-biblical stands that Barack Obama takes. Nobody who follows the Bible can vote for him,” said the Rev. Wiley S. Drake of First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, Calif. “We may not be politically correct, but we are going to be biblically correct. We are going to vote for those who follow the Bible.” >>>>>
Who is it that wants to attack the secular notion of democracy and bring about a theocracy to this nation?
Obama was — ironically — addressing the false rumors that he is Muslim. He suggested that Republican rival John McCain was behind them, according to ABC News. >>>>>
I don’t see an ‘Oops!’ about any of it. If he gains, or re-gains faith as a Muslim, God bless him! If he becomes a better Christian — God bless him. If he becomes closer to God, God bless him. I’d rather have a president who’s heart is yearning to follow the God of the People of the Book, than to have one that is sure “God told me,” and felt justified in genocide of Muslims and Christians–worse yet, to help a people that don’t even believe in his God.