King Obama Decrees Laws But Is Furious At Congress For Netanyahu Invite

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We’ve all suffered from frustration recently, with King Obama issuing decree after decree and altering the nation’s laws to suit his fancy. This behaviour is a direct affront to the Constitution of the United States and is harming the rule of law in America. Obama has disregarded the will of Congress, and therefore the will of the people, time after time, with almost no consequences.

So it’s humorous to watch the reaction of the White House to the news that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has accepted an invitation from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, to speak to Congress on the Iranian nuclear issue. The administration is furious.  The New York Times reports today: “The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House.”

Who else but a King would be furious at a co-equal branch of government exercising their right and freedom to hear from a world leader on a subject that vehemently divides Congress and the country? I have written here before that Obama is allowing Iran to go nuclear on purpose.

The negotiations are a joke. Kerry is a joke.

Congress knows that. The American people, according to the polls, know that. Only a narcissistic king would throw a temper tantrum like the White House is doing.

What about Obama changing immigration law? The Affordable Care Act?  Environmental laws?

All without Congressional approval?

Of course Obama has acted on his own.  I guess his reaction to the Congressional invitation shows that, in his eyes, it’s not about the country; it’s more about him.

It’s more about his legacy. He wants an agreement with Iran sooo bad, it’s killing him.  And these people, worried about the national security of the United States and her allies, are getting in his way.

The New York Times goes on to say: “The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.”  

Funny, I guess karma is a b…..

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Greece Undermines Europe On First Day Of New Leftist Government

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During the first few days of the new leftist government in Greece, Europe has been shown a frightening scenario. We are literally witnessing the end of the Eurozone as we know it before our eyes. It is unraveling quickly.

In just the span of forty-eight hours, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (pictured above) has stopped the privatization of Greek assets as required under the bailout, reinstated welfare provisions that were to be cut, and cozied up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who would like nothing more than to split the European Union. Putin may very well get his wish. In short, we are seeing the dissolution of the Euro project and the possible destruction of the western alliance against Russia.

Putin has not just been attempting but has actually been interfering in western European politics and economic policy for months now. Tsipras actually met with Putin prior to the election. Greece has now called for the end of sanctions against Russia and will not, it seems, move to tighten sanctions against the Kremlin for its recent actions in East Ukraine.

The European leaders seem surprised; they are being played for the ineffective leaders that they are.

Now, Europe must make a decision.

Do they allow Greece, after being loaned hundreds of billions of dollars in a bailout, to just rip up those agreements and demand debt relief? Do they allow Greece to unilaterally end EU foreign policy? Do they allow Greece to appease Russia for short-term populist electoral gain?

Europe must show Tsipras that Greece is not too big to fail. The appeasement of this communist thug should not happen. Europe should swallow the red pill and allow Greece to go under and live with the consequences of their corruption and bad fiscal and economic decisions.

The other choice will cost them even more money. Because if Greece is allowed to do this, guess what? Spain and Italy will follow.

Europe and NATO will dissolve, which is exactly what Putin wants.

Then we, here in America, will be left to defend ourselves against a resurgent aggressive Russia, without allies in Europe.  And, with a weak, indecisive, corrupt, anti-American president.

Your children will live to regret that day.

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Another Domino Falls In The Middle East–And Iran Grows Stronger

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While Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is coming to Washington to speak to the U.S. Congress on the Iranian threat, the Obama administration continues to essentially allow Iran to go nuclear and cement its hold across much of the Middle East. This past week, we have heard the news that the pro-American government in Yemen, with whom we had extensive counter-terror cooperation militarily, has fallen. A Shiite group with ties to, you guessed it, Iran, has taken control of the capital.

The terrorists who conducted the Paris attacks recently against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were trained and financed by Al Qaeda in Yemen.  The administration considers the Sunni AQAP, Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula, to be one of the most dangerous threats to the security of the United States.

In an even more bizarre twist, the adminstration has signaled that they want to work with the new Shiite-based movement in Yemen against AQAP, a common enemy.  The Washington Post reported: “In a measure of U.S. concern over the crisis, officials also signaled for the first time a willingness to open talks with Houthi leaders, despite their suspected ties to Iran and antipathy toward the United States.”

WND reports: “The prospect of further U.S. cooperation – even behind the scenes – with the Houthis also may be emerging given the increasing effort by the U.S. to reach an accommodation with Iran on its nuclear program.”

So there we have it. In spite of Obama’s assurances in the state of the union address that we were decimating Al Qaeda, it turns out that AQAP is still very dangerous and the threat is growing. We also now know that in its desperation to get a deal with Iran, Obama wants to team up with Shiite Muslim groups from Iran that just overthrew a key U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism, or the War on Terror, or whatever you want to call it. (Obama certainly won’t call it that.)

I hope we can survive the next two years of this man’s presidency.  

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Russia Possibly Starting Push To Crimea

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Russia has a problem. It’s called Crimea, or as Russians call it, Crim.

Yes, they stealthily took over the territory a year ago and are beefing up their presence there with military and civilian development. The peninsula is a prize the tsars through the ages have coveted. In fact, one of the reasons that Russia sold Alaska to America was to obtain financing for the Crimean War two centuries ago. However, the Kremlin’s problem is that during times of war, resupplying the Crimean Peninsula under current battlefield realities is extremely difficult.

Today is one of those difficult times. Moscow has several options to deal with this problem. The first is to build a bridge and beef up the current ferry system in place. However, these lines of resupply would be easily interrupted if an enemy chose to do so. The second is to work some kind of diplomatic solution to provide Moscow with a guaranteed land resupply route through Ukrainian territory. However, this seems extremely unlikely in the current political and military situation in East Ukraine.

The third option is the military one. Russia could force a land route to Crim by taking enough territory along the eastern Ukrainian border to make this possible. This would be a costly effort and would require the obvious introduction of many more overt Russian troops. There would be certain economic and diplomatic costs to this action.

Stratfor recently provided this analysis: “The alternative is to create a military presence that might be attacked but would have significant ability to resist. The third option is to use the threat of an attack on Ukrainian positions to force a more favorable political settlement. If that fails, Russia still has the superior strategic position that it has now.”

We may be seeing this scenario play out with the recent bombing in Mariupol, Ukraine. Pro-Russian forces indiscriminately rocketed civilian positions over the weekend, killing 30. We know from experience that these rebels are not very precise with their targeting and don’t mind killing civilians.

Or perhaps the shelling of the strategic Ukrainian city was just a response to President Obama’s absurd comments about Russian during the State of the Union speech. The next few weeks will shed light on Russia’s real intentions.

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Here’s What It’s Like To Be Rocketed On Your Way Home In Ukraine

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Pro-Russian separatists indiscriminately rocketed the Ukrainian city of Mariupol over the weekend in the possible start of a Russian offensive to obtain a land route to Crimea.  The Grad rockets used are built for saturation coverage and cannot be aimed.

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