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Which scandal will bring about impeachment?


The reality is that Barry Soetoro is embroiled in a series of scandals, not just one, that have the potential to bring about impeachment proceedings. In each case it is the lies and the cover-up that is important. The Republican Congressman Chaffetz is probably the most keen to consider impeachment over the stonewalling regarding the Al Qaeda attack at Benghazi. I do think that by the end of his investigations he will be even more keen to see the impeachment process put in place. Yet there are other scandals, each with their own importance and each of them attacks the very freedoms that are gained from the U.S. Constitution.

1. The attack on the First Amendment. The reality of the scandals that indicate attacks on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is only just beginning to hit. There are at least three scandals involved:

– IRS harassment of conservative groups

– the collection of AP records via DoJ

– the attack on Fox News and in particular James Rosen also via DoJ.

I have no doubt that this list will increase in the coming days as more and more things come to light. It is early days where each scandal is concerned.  The IRS one has some legs with so many lies being told that it seems obvious that the instigator of the harassment was in fact POTUS. The smoking gun has to be in the White House logs… and no I do not believe the story about the forum being the reason that the head of the union was at the White House. The log actually indicates that she was there for a meeting with POTUS. (developing)

2. The attack on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

– Fast and Furious which is still being investigated and there continues to be a situatin where Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress and the White House refuses to hand over documents relating to that matter claiming executive privilege. At this stage I am willing to state that Barry Soetoro was aware of Fast and Furious and that he was the instigator because he wants to be able to ban guns.  I have no doubt that Eric Holder is in collusion with Barry on this subject.

3. Benghazi. I cannot properly classify this one, but I see it as tied up with the attack upon the First Amendment. My reasoning is based upon the attitude of Muslims with regard to the Freedom of Speech…. but that is only one very small portion of this particular subject. Benghazi is a multi-part scandal because there are many issues to take into account including talk of gun running (this is not proved). The real scandal is of course the cover-up and there is where the free speech component surfaces, because of the false claims that a third rate short documentary was somehow to blame for what took place. The person who was responsible for the documentary is in jail, allegedly because of parole violations. Yet, it goes deeper because this is also an attempt to stop anyone criticizing Islam. The speeches of Barry Soetoro to the UN on the subject is ample evidence that this story is about anti-free speech motives.

Now I am one who supported the people of Libya as they fought to free themselves from the yoke of Gadhafi. It did not bother me that some of those fighting were Islamists. What Gadhafi had done through the years was sufficient reason to not support him in any way. I will continue to point out that the Libyan government is elected and it is not run by Islamists (even though Islamists are trying to get control). There are lots of issues remaining in Libya and the situation remains fluid. What I want to point out is that those governing Libya were not responsible for the Al Qaeda attack upon the US consulate. I will also point out that the Libyans would have been more cooperative if it had not been for the amateurish stuff ups that followed the attack including Susan Rice going on TV and contradicting President Mogharief of Libya. She caused him to lose face in Libya and abroad because of the contradiction.  I do not support the Islamists in Libya and I believe that those responsible for the continuing violence in that country, especially in Benghazi need to feel the full force of the Libyan law. However, that is a Libyan internal matter and is not necessarily related to the AQ attack.

The real issue is the cover-up and the refusal to acknowledge that Al Qaeda is not in demise as proclaimed. There has been a refusal to acknowledge terrorism in the USA and that has led to the harming of the survivors of the Ft Hood jihadi attack by Hussein Nidal. It also led to the refusal of the FBI to take warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers seriously, even though it did not stop the FBI doing surveillance on a journalist by the name of James Rosen who was just doing his job.

4. This leads me to the AP scandal again because it is one that is developing legs since it was first revealed. Once again I see this in terms of an attack upon free speech.

At least 3 of these scandals are tied to the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case. From that point of view, I can see that there is an overkill, an overreaction in regard to that decision. In that decision, certain things were struck down that affected to a very small extent campaign donations.  What it did not do was to make it easier for corporations to donate to political parties or individuals. Neither did that case make it easy for overseas individuals to donate to political figures. In fact Barry Soetoro has been guilty of accepting those oversease donations (yet another scandal) and hiding the information via bundling. The parts of McCain-Feingold that specifically stayed in place were those parts that forbid foreign donations. The case itself dealt with the chilling of free speech, and this was something brought out in the opinion of Clarence Thomas. It was an issue that 5 of the justices took seriously. For this they were attacked by Barry Soetoro.

Each and every one of these particular scandals could lead to impeachment. We just have to see what develops because in each instance there has been intimidation of individuals that has been in place to stop them talking. It is not just Gregory Hicks who has complained about such intimidation.

A few names keep springing up in regard to these matters. One of them is Lois Lerner, another is Cheryl Mills who is a close associate of Hillary Clinton.  The name of Cheryl Mills keeps cropping up as underlings in the State Department have been “punished” and without just cause.

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Syria vs. Turkey. The Syrian situation hots up


The conflict in Syria is nothing like either Libya or that of Egypt and Tunisia. This is because it is more of a tribal conflict than any of these other situations. It is also because there are other big players behind the scenes. Tunisia was the springboard, and the people wanted to get rid of a President who had been there for a very long time, to the point that he was involved in big time corruption. The same is true for both Egypt and Libya, yet the Libyan situation bore little resemblance to either of those two nations for other reasons. In Syria, it is the Alawite tribe, which is a minority Shiite tribe that has had power for close to 40 years. On the opposite side there appears to be Sunni  (the Al Qaeda connection?) but in reality it is a tribe vs. tribe conflict.  Yes, there are Christians in Syria, but these Christians have been backing Assad for their own personal reasons.

In working through the actual history of the conflict (which I have not completed at this point in time), one has to be careful about not being blind-sided bigger Sunni vs Shiite type conflict. It is important to go back and look at how the protests began, who was behind the protestors and what they expected to gain by ousting Assad. At the moment, even that is moot because Assad has been able to hang onto power. This is because of his connections to Iran.

The Syrian conflict is a battle by proxy and Assad has powerful allies behind the scenes. In fact Assad brought in the Iranian guards in an effort to clean out the protesters. It is important to look at these allies and see what influence they have been exerting – it is an influence that has prevented the UN from taking much stronger action. Those other allies include both Russia and China.

Once again we have what I call the sphere of influence. Russia, Iran and China are all seeking influence in Syria. When Gadhafi was defeated the Russians and the Chinese lost an important ally and sphere of influence in North Africa and the Middle East. They were not likely to allow any further deterioration of their influence in that region. It is for this reason that both Russia and China have vetoed any positive UN action in Syria. They have too much to loose if Assad is defeated. The other player is Iran and again Syria has a pivotal role because Syria has been like a go-between with regard to Lebanon. Iran has been sponsoring the Hezbollah via the Syrian regime. Hezbollah is allied to the Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Everything fits together when we look at the sphere of influence.

When the conflict broke out in Libya, Gadhafi’s biggest mistake was the decision to use his own forces against the people of Benghazi and other towns. He actually used his air force to bomb those towns. It is for this reason that other countries via the UN and NATO were prepared to help the people who were in danger because of Gadhafi’s intention to punish them in such a fashion. Gadhafi also made the mistake of claiming that those protesting were Al Qaeda. A very small portion had some links to Al Qaeda, but the way in which the conflict snowballed, those people remained a minority. The Berbers from the mountains who were the first to penetrate Tripoli were not members of Al Qaeda. They were in fact a minority people who had been squashed over the years by Gadhafi, and they, like the people from Benghazi and elsewhere wanted their freedoms above anything else. It seems to me that Assad did not learn from Gadhafi’s fatal mistakes.

During the early part of the conflict in Syria there were army defections, and on top of that there were thousands of people who crossed the border into Turkey. For a very long time the Turks have been keeping an eye on the situation. They have provided refugee camps for the people who fled the Syrian border region. It should be pointed out that those army deserters did so because they were being ordered to fire upon unarmed civilians (a lot like what happened in Libya). Assad kept on claiming that the soldiers who were killed were killed by Al Qaeda but that is not the truth. Many of them were shot in the back because they refused to fire upon their own people…. and then Assad blamed an imaginary opposition. It must be pointed out, however, that there continues to be the danger and potential that Al Qaeda will get involved in Syria.

The latest news from the region is not so good, and it is another step which could lead to a war in the region. Today, the Syrians shot down a Turkish fighter aircraft. This incident has the potential of seeing an escalation that goes beyond the borders of Syria. Since Turkey is a NATO country, there is the potential that Turkey will call upon NATO to come to their aid.

It really is the wrong time to have someone who is really stupid in the White House.

Fast and Furious – the Congressional “testimony”


One woman from CBS has taken the lead in exposing Fast and Furious. It has now emerged that the purpose of Fast and Furious was a cover to push for the revoking of your Second Amendment. Of course this in itself is untenable. The question now is whether or not this can be tied to the White House, and in particular “the occupant” of the White House. To be sure he has been trying to work under the radar in order to force through legislation that will remove your gun rights.

The testimony of Eric Holder before the Congress has once again been theatre. The video of Holder responding to some of the questioning has shown a man who is feeling the heat, and I have to say he is a man who is clearly lying about what he knows, and when he knew it.

One person who gave a strong questioning performance was a Congresswoman who is a former FBI agent, by the name of Sandy Adams from Florida. Man, she was good. She really did some hitting below the belt and she was not taking any of the “proverbial” from Holder. He tried to avoid giving straight answers and she was having none of it. Her questions were very direct…. and Holder squirmed.

A new phase of this saga is opening up before us, and I think that unless Holder hands over his emails, that Issa will push a lot harder to get at the truth. For the first time “Impeachment” was mentioned. If Holder does not resign, then he could face impeachment in the near future. If that happens, I think that there are going to be fingers pointing to the White House.

Holder and Østupid have put their foot in it with their denials. Østupid has made statements that actually implicate Holder, and those statements, when examined closely will implicate Østupid as being the one who instigated the operation in the first place.

You can read some information at Hot Air. I will put up further links when I find some new ones.

There is another very good write-up and summary at Pajamas Media.

The Daily Caller has an excellent article on the Holder testimony before Congress. It details how Sandy Adams got Holder to admit that he emailed Lanny Breuer via his personal email account. The issue here is that none of the emails that have been handed over have Holder’s name on them. The Republicans are not being fooled by the stonewalling effort.

Speculation time: do you think it is possible that in the personal emails that are being withheld that Holder had been in contact with Østupid? I am raising this as a possibility because the stonewalling seems to indicate that Holder could be protecting more than himself. I honestly think that Fast and Furious was an idea that came out of the White House.

Is Iran up to monkey business?


Once again we see that the “Arab Spring” has been controlled by what I see as dark forces. In my analysis regarding Libya I have constantly pointed to the fact that Iran, Russia and China were all on the side of Gadhafi. When the revolutionaries managed to overcome Gadhafi and his mercenary forces, it was a colossal blow to each of those powers. China and Russia took a very hostile stance right from the git go, and they have the same hostile approach with regard to Syria.

However, my interest here is in Iran and their monkey business in other Middle East nations, especially in Syria and Bahrain. The Bahrain situation is one which is interesting because it clearly involves Saudi Arabia, and I might add that it is the classic Sunni vs. Shia contest. No matter how you look at the situation in the Middle East, there is one constant and it has lasted for hundreds of years – it is not new. That situation is Sunni vs. Shia. In Iraq, when Saddam Hussein was in charge, the minority Sunni had the upper hand. (I will return to Iraq because I have some concerns about their leader and his recent comments).

Bahrain was one of the many Arab countries that had seen “spring” protests. The ruler of Bahrain called in Saudi Arabia who gave assistance in crushing the rebellion. Without a doubt there were some violations of human rights during the putting down of the rebellion. I have no doubt that the Sunni do not want to give power to the Shia in the population. As usual though, we need to know more about those who were trying to stir up trouble in the first place. It looks like Iran was behind the trouble in Bahrain. However, at the moment this is speculation.

This morning a bomb went off near the British Embassy in Bahrain. Now this should prick up some interest, because this kind of activity in Bahrain is unusual. On the whole the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain have been accepting towards the British and other Western powers. There is no animosity. At the same time I suspect that if push comes to shove, and Israel decided to take out the nuclear reactors in Iran, then Bahrain would be one of the Middle East states that would do the nudge nudge wink wink.  Again I am guessing, but I have no reason to suspect that Bahrain would be openly hostile in such a circumstance.

This report from the UK Telegraph does some speculating about whether or not Iran was behind the bomb blast in Bahrain. Britain is of course on the nose with Iran and the Quds had already organized the sacking of the British Embassy in Tehran. They have tried to claim that the “students” were acting in solidarity with the Occubaggers but I think that we can discount that as a reason.

Let’s look a little more closely at what else is going on: Iran is close to having a nuclear bomb. We are trying to prevent them from getting to that stage. In the shadows we have Russia, China and North Korea helping Iran to reach their goal. Now that el Baradei (Mr Potato Head) is no longer in charge of the Atomic Commission, a report has been released setting out the truth about what is happening inside of Iran. The British, France, Germany and other European countries have decided to implement tougher sanctions, with good old Østupid dragging the chain and trying to stop the implementation of these sanctions. (Even Senator Menendez (NJ – D) is getting up the nose of White House officials over their obstruction on this subject). The fact that the Quds organized the sacking of the British Embassy more or less points a finger in their direction in regard to this latest attack upon a British Embassy.

Perhaps Iran perceives that David Cameron and Nick Clegg are weak, but I am not sure. However, if that is how the GrandPoohbah has sees Cameron then he is bound to be disappointed.

Iran is misbehaving and this time there is a lot at stake, including the stability of the Middle East. We have no idea as to whether or not the Muslim Brotherhood will be mild in Egypt – they could keep their word, remain moderate and not work with the Al Nur party since Salafists and Sunni kind of do not go together. Muslim Brotherhood gained popularity because they had worked with the poor in Egypt. People identify with them!!  Yet it is not Egypt that has to worry, but it is Saudi Arabia and ultimately who gets control of Mecca. On top of that Ahmahnutjob and the Grand Poohbah have been trying to cause a world wide situation, their version of Armageddon, in order to hasten the arrival of the 12th Iman. This is really what is at stake. It is a part of the powerplay to create the world wide caliphate with the Grand Poohbah in control.

 

Brave New World


The fruits of Østupid’s interference in the Middle East might already be ripening. The subject matter here is not Libya, but it is Tunisia. As you should be aware Tunisia held elections over last weekend, and the party with the biggest percentage of votes was Ennhada which is loosely associated with Muslim Brotherhood. The front man, who is most likely to end up as President is a man who was in the UK in exile until he returned to Tunisia. He has been showing a moderate face to the world. He claims that Ennhada is moderate and that they will encompass the many reforms already in place (such as allowing women to vote). The alternative in Tunisia is a centre-left or probably extreme left wing group.

I do not doubt that Zine Ben Ali had to go  because his government was corrupt and the people of Tunisia were suffering in similar ways to the people in Libya. In other words people were imprisoned on the slightest of pretexts. I can argue the same against Hosni Muburak, that the Egyptians found themselves in a similar position.

What all three countries have in common happens to be that the dictator in charge would not allow the people representation in a democratic way, and that they had forbidden political parties. Keep this in mind please – if Ennhada, or Muslim Brotherhood had been allowed to form their political party, over time people would probably have stopped supporting them as soon as they realised that they were giving up freedoms. The Libya LIFG faced the same difficulties as Muslim Brotherhood and Ennhada.

To our western minds it is difficult to comprehend why the people who voted for these representatives have done so, but that is because we do not totally understand what makes them tick. Some of the media stories immediately after the election might give some clue as to why Ennhada won so much of the vote. It was identification with the people because of the struggles of fighting against a corrupt regime. This is certainly true of Tunisia. Other than that the only other explanation is the fact that there has been a rise in fundamentalism within the Islamic countries, and the identification with Ennhada is a part of that fundamentalism. Even so, within Ennhada there are fundamentalists as well as moderates.

However, the warning bells are ringing about one of the Ennahada leaders, and he seems to be a man who is good with the taqiyyah. You can read about him in a post at Big Peace.

The interference by Østupid in Tunisia and Egypt was unwarranted. I keeps saying that Libya is different, and it is because the Libyan people in Benghazi asked for help in their struggle against their hated late dictator. Neither in Tunisia or in Egypt did the people face having bombs from aircraft raining down upon them, let alone Scud missiles, and the other forms of missiles that were used during the civil war. Only in Syria and in Libya have there been those snipers who have taken pot shots and killed hundreds who were protesting (and some were not even involved in protesting)… so yes there are big differences between them.

Libya is also different because, despite the screams coming from some very ill-informed commentators, Libya always had Sharia Law implemented. The system of law itself in Libya was two-pronged, using Italian and French codes for commercial purposes as well as Sharia for “domestic” purposes. When Mr. Jalil spoke about Sharia underpinning the Constitution he was saying nothing more than was necessary to instil confidence in the hardline Islamists who might have been wanting something else again. The reports I read indicated that he spoke only to the subject of interest rates and allowing polygamy which is not allowed in Libya at the moment. In other words it would be a relaxation of the present laws, not a hardening of them that was indicated.

What the ill-informed commentators do not comprehend is the actual history of Libya. When Idris became leader and was installed as king in Libya, after they won their fight to be free of Italy, Sharia underpinned the Constitution that was put in place. Under Gadhafi this did not change, but Gadhafi failed to introduce some reforms that were thought to be necessary, and he made up some of his own rules.

Libya is also different because Gadhafi had turned the country into a Marxist “paradise”. He even took businesses and private property away from the wealthy and gave those businesses to others (his cronies), and of course his cronies became very wealthy off the backs of the people of Libya. In an economy such as Libya’s it will be hard to get rid of many aspects of the Marxism that was put in place: free hospital and medical care, free dental, free education, free water and electricity. Yet the people have gained a bigger freedom – the right to breathe and talk without ending up being tortured in prison.

Because of that Western interference the Middle East is now less stable, and it is not Libya that is the cause of that instability, at this point in time. It is Tunisia and it is Egypt. There is a very real danger that either country can lurch towards a new fundamentalism, and there is an equal danger that these countries could end up swinging hard left, meaning that they could swing towards Russia and China.

In Libya the big losers were Russia, China, the African League and Iran. These were the backers of Gadhafi and they are the losers because of their attitudes. Russia and China played a merry little game in the UN, condemning NATO based upon the taqiyya of Gadhafi. The alleged deaths as a result of NATO bombing was never true, even though some people certainly died.  The winners are those who backed the Libyan people: France, the UK, Canada, and to a lesser extent the USA. Germany is amongst the losers, but Turkey, because of the diplomatic role it played is one of the winners.  I remain full of admiration for the role played by Turkey during some of the worst of what took place, this is despite the fact that I do not like Erdogan.

Whilst Libya as a nation is more settled, there are very high stakes in play in regard to Egypt and Tunisia. Iran wants control via Egypt and I fear that the Muslim Brotherhood could repeat the success of Ennahada in Tunisia. It might depend upon the perception of the people who actually vote to put an assembly in place, but I think that it is something that we need to consider. My biggest fear remains Mr Potato Head, or el-Baradei. He is not out of the picture and so he remains the “one most likely” to want to form an alliance with Iran. He is the man who is well acquainted with taqiyyah, and he is a man not to be trusted.

 

 

Jesse Jackson Jr. could front the Ethics Committee


I am not sure if this is good or bad news, but the Daily Caller is reporting that the Congress Ethics Committee is preparing to look again at whether or not Jesse Jackson attempted to purchase the Illinois Senate seat once held by Østupid.

Could this be a way to pinpoint Østupid’s corruption? If the ethics committee is going to investigate Jesse Jackson Jr’s role in the affair, perhaps they might also want to take a closer look at what really happened at the time.

Although I know Rod Blagojevich is corrupt, I do in fact suspect that he was the fall guy in the whole affair. However, it is the bigger cover-up that must become unraveled in the near future.

 

More on Operation Fast and Furious from American Thinker


This is one of the best articles that I have seen on the subject of what happened. It actually goes a lot further than the articles on Big Government because it has revealed an even bigger cover up. Eric Holder is one of the most rotten individuals ever to hold the position of Attorney General. He is an absolute disgrace, and I am shocked that the Congress approved his appointment to the position for a second time. There needs to be one very big investigation into the matters relating both to the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party case and the failed operation known as Fast and Furious.

The stonewalling in the case has been at several levels. All along there has been a failure to cooperate with the Congress, that is until Mr. Melson appeared before the committee and gave his evidence. You see, the Justice Department intended to use Melson as the fall guy. The story is extremely grubby, and after reading this report I have no doubt in my mind that the people responsible for ordering this operation in the first place are in the White House and that the orders came from the Oval Office.

In a nutshell, the person who is investigating the matter for the Justice Department is not independent of the Justice Department. She is the acting Auditor-General, Schadner and look behind the curtain, what do you find? Schnedar had a very close relationship with Eric Holder, to the point of having prepared briefs with him on several court cases. She is not independent of Eric Holder.

What is worse is that Holder is attempting to cover up by referring to this internal investigation that is being done by someone who has a close association with him, as does Østupid. The pair seem to think that all they have to do is to keep mentioning an investigation that iteself is going nowhere and is being used as yet another tool for stonewalling.

As further evidence that Eric Holder and Østupid are implicated is the fact that Michael Horowitz, an associate of both Holder and Eddie Breuer has been appointed as the Inspector-General. There is no independence between the Justice Department and the Inspector-General because of these political appointments and the fact that they are people so closely associated with Eric Holder.

The Justice Department is totally on the nose. I cannot remember hearing these stories even when Clinton was in charge, and it seems to me that the department is much smellier than it was at that time. Eric Holder made some outrageous decisions when Clinton was President, and it led to Marc Rich, a Dem donor being pardoned for his crimes, as well as members of the FALN being pardoned for their crimes. Holder is totally corrupt, but he has been untouchable for a very long time.

Please read the article at the American Thinker for yourself, and then start putting all of the pieces together. The road is clearly leading to one person who gave the orders for this operation in the first place. The buck does not stop at Eric Holder.