20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles on the loose, and Obama’s role?


On this page and many others has been suggested that the American president had a responsibility to help manage well the so-called “Arab Spring”,  in order to avert further deteriorating conditions in the Middle East and in the world. …   But now comes word that while conditions deteriorate in Iraq /Afghanistan, and because of the Arab Spring , America’s ally Israel in the region now finds itself under additional extreme pressures from Egypt,  Iran and the Palestinians —  while reportedly some 20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are missing  from unguarded weapon stockpiles in Libya. .. .

Deadly weapons acquired by the bad guys of the region and on the way to the black markets of the terrorists world-wide? 

Just sayin’. …

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Person of the Week: Abdel Fattah Younes, the recently assassinated Military Chief of Libyan rebels


“I don’t think the investigation will lead anywhere.  They don’t dare to touch the Islamists.”  Reportedly so says one Libyan rebel commander about the announced plan to investigate whomever killed Mr Younes —  because the faction suspected  of the killing are Al Qaeda Islamists… 

Troubled waters in libya, from the beginning, and now more uncertainty since more inter/intra rebel bloodshed will likely follow … .   For America’s sake, hopefully the death of Abdel Fattah Younes does not portend that America’s involvement eventually will have helped the Islamists win control in Libya.

Person of the Week: Charlie Savage, from the New York Times


[Photo from Mr. Savage’s Bio.]

Yes,  from the New York Times, Mr. Savage,  Person of the Week, for disclosing  how, in effect, the president was able to say with ostensibly a straight face that the USA is not engaged in hostilities in Libya(!) — contrary to what common sensical people might conclude after witnessing the raining bombs fall on Kadafi’s compound and elsewhere, and seeing the military budget for the particular military operation skyrocket…  Of course, mind you, Charlie Savage having written what he did and on this page having been written that the New York Times writer is the Person of the Week does not imply that Kadafi is a good guy — are we clear? 

And no wonder some Democrats and Republicans are livid that the War Powers Resolution is being violated by the President … 

Thank you, Mr. Savage…

Person of the Week, and ongoing: George W. Bush


George W. Bush, Person of the Week (and ongoing): lest we forget whilst in the midst of Presidential Campaign 2012…  The press and those in current power must manage well the change in the Middle East set in motion by  Dubya and carried out with the blood of the American military and on the backs of the American taxpayer — so as to insure the change is not hijacked by Arab or Islamist extremists, nor politicians… 

 Give ample and continuing credit where credit is due, without turning events into political Campaign 2012

Potpourri Pan America: muchachos, vote President Obama in 2012; and more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  It’s 2012 election campaign time, folks  — so the White House wants immigration reform, to get the Latino vote?…  He’s already bombed Libya to portray himself as a strong Commander-in-Chief, now, let’s get them votes, muchachos

2.  “Three Cups of Tea” of fallacy? — who picked this guy to help set our Afghanistan policy? 

3.  S and  P says not so good and Obama Campaign 2012 says it’s all political? — by the way, why isn’t the press complaining about the high gas prices?  Oh, they still want to blame Bush?!!!  Give America a friggin’ break Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and company!!!

4.  What happened to “transparency” in government? — where is the change that was promised?  It’s worse than it ever was….

5.  Pres. Obama says: don’t ask me no stinking questions? — America is being treated as a Third World banana republic — come on, Mr. and Mrs. news anchors, speak up, you have the freedom to be independent…

Potpourri Pan America: “moderate” ElBaradei now more “immoderate”; and finally, concern about Iran-Venezuela – really!!! And more…


 PONDER THIS:

1.  Another little friend from South America gets irked     — after all the visits by the president and the Secretary of State, who are America’s friends in Latin America, really?

2.  Wasn’t “moderate” Arab ElBaradei supposed to be Pres. Obama’s boy in Egypt?   — either the  Muslim Brotherhood or El Qaeda or a combination could be problematic in Egypt…  Another “Shah booted out of  Iran” situation?  Hopefully not…

3.  KSM to be tried by military tribunal  — Whoa, Mr. Holder (KSM is not a Dutch airline) — are you simply playing politics?!  Think things through, why don’t you…  Or are you the fall guy for those above you?

4.  The federales of socialist Nicaragua say “nyet” to popular demonstrations — Daniel Ortega, friend of the people!?  Heck, when will people learn: boot out the supposed dictators only to install another one…  Who are the federales?!

5.  Is America on the verge of giving weapons to its enemies in Libya?   — that’s the rumor…  Another failure of foreign policy for the Obama Administration?… 

6.  Concern over Iran-Venezuela connection expressed — oh really!!!  Here and in many other places that concern has been continually expressed!!!  Give America a friggin’ break!!!

PREVIOUS:

  Iraq not yet settled but send   the weary military and stressed, expensive weaponry  into another war?  Are reasons given consistent or factual , or is Obama acting like a  Bush-Lite simply the start of campaign 2012?  His military leadership skills were reportedly viewed by the American public as almost wholly lacking recently — more macho image needed, so send in the military as a military tool, maybe!  Not comfortable here about the president’s decisions and the process of getting there…

  Will this policy encourage illegal immigration? —   the president simply does  not seem to want to seal the U.S. border…  “Come on up, we’d love to have you”?

  What would the news media say if Bush were still president?!  —  but  probably they will say it’s still Bush’s  fault…  Rolling Stone stories roll right along…

  Look out, Arab end time is near? — what’s with Iran and the clergy! 

  President Obama “just” returned from South America and Hugo Chavez nonetheless is being “awarded” there. —  will Venezuela be bombed next?  It “is” the beginning of election season…

“Person(s)” of the Week: Al-Qaeda in Libya


 Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime. (Photo from The Telegraph — Libyan rebel leader Al-Hasidi]

“Person(s)” of the Week, Al-Qaeda:  Strange Bedfellows…   Nobel Peace Prize recipient U.S. President Obama, while engaged already in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan against Al-Qaeda  involves America in a 3rd war   in another Arab country to support the Libyan rebels against Kadafi — and reportedly,  Al-Qaeda is an important part of the rebel contingent ( according to Al-Hasidi: Libyan rebel leader )!…  Strange Bedfellows…  How did Al-Qaeda manage that feat? 

Just askin’…