Friday, November 19, 2010

There Will Be Wars And Rumors Of Wars

Unless there is a dramatic change in the Republican agenda, the next couple of years are going to be contentious, and I do not see any evidence that there will be any kind of change. The 112th Congress will be just as rancorous as the 111th, and even less of the nation's business will get done. Not just domestic policy will be involved. Foreign policy initiatives begun by the Obama administration will also be affected as the Republicans in both houses push back on everything.

Dana H. Allin (senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London) and Steven Simon (adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations) have posted a concise summary of several foreign policy areas which are likely to provide the battle ground for the Republican push for 2012.

Bipartisanship in foreign policy has all but disappeared, and the first victim is likely to be the Obama administration's New START treaty with Russia. This agreement, which is both modest in its cuts and extremely favorable to U.S. concerns, has been the centerpiece of President Obama's attempts to reset U.S.-Russian relations. Although there are probably enough votes in the Senate to ensure the treaty's ratification, a handful of Republicans almost certainly will block it from ever coming to the floor for a vote — in large measure because of their determination to deny Obama any foreign policy victory. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell could not have been clearer when he said, immediately after the midterm election, that Republicans' "top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office." [Emphasis added]

Killing the New START treaty will be disaster for the Obama White House, but it will also be bad news for the US and the rest of the world. What will be lost is a needed thaw in relations with Russia (whose support will be crucial in other foreign policy areas) and the rest of the world which yearns for ratcheting down of these dangerous weapons and their costs. The reduction of nuclear weapons as negotiated was a good deal for everybody, but that doesn't appear to matter to the Republicans.

The New START treaty isn't the only foreign policy initiative which Allin and Simon believe will be adversely affected. Hawks already have been calling for an end to "appeasement" with Iran and there are rumblings that what the would-be newest nuclear nation needs is a missile strike on one of its sites to show that nation the US means business. Getting Israel to back off on more settlements in the occupied territory so that peace negotiations can be placed back on track will be challenged by not only the GOP held House, but in the Senate. The president will be undercut at every opportunity.

This is what we have to look forward to, and it's not a very pleasant vista. Unless the Democrats in the Senate and the White House start demonstrating a spine, it will be a far more dangerous world in 2012 for all of us.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jews are the Jinn Species

The Jews are the Children of Israel and non-Jews are the Children of Adam. The Jew’s are not descendants of Adam and Eve, who were created from altered mud. The Children of Israel are descendants of Iblees aka Israel aka Satan, created from the smokeless flame of fire aka JINN. The Jews are NOT human, they are the Jinn species. “Jews are a light among the nations” was written before the invention of electricity, it was written when the meaning of “light” meant fire. Allah reveals in the following Verses of the Qur’an the Jew’s to be the fire of war on the earth.

(The Jews say: “Allah’s Hand is tied up [i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty].” Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends [of His Bounty] as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from your Lord (Allah) increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they ever strive to make mischief on the earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun [mischief-makers].)

(They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided. That is because they are a people who understand not.)

Allah also reveals Christians worship the jinn in the following Verses of the Qur’an and these Verses cannot be found in the Koran, because the Koran is a satanic version of the Qur’an, authored by devils aka Jews.

(“And I [Allah] created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me [Alone].)

(“And indeed, We created man from dried [sounding] clay of altered mud. And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.”).

(He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.)

(Yet, they join the jinn as partners in worship with Allah, though He has created them (the jinn); and they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and daughters to Him. Glorified is He and Exalted above all that (evil) they attribute to Him.)

(And they say: “The Most Gracious (Allah) has begotten a son (or children).” Glory to Him! They [whom they call children of Allah i.e. the angels, ‘Isa (Jesus)—son of Maryam (Mary), ‘Uzair (Ezra)], are but honoured slaves.)

(He [Isa-Jesus] was not more than a slave. We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel [i.e. his creation without a father].)

(Whosoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be one of the losers in the Hereafter).

([This is the] Revelation sent down from the Lord of the Alamin [mankind, jinn and all that exists].)

([He is Allah] Owner of High Ranks and Degrees, the Owner of the Throne. He sends the revelation by His Command to any of His slaves He wills, that he [the person who receives revelation] may warn [men] of the Day of Mutual Meeting [i.e. the Day of Resurrection].)

(And to warn those [Jews, Christians, and pagans] who say, “Allah has begotten a son [or offspring or children].”)

(No son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified is Allah above all that they attribute to Him!)

(No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot sons and daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie.)

(The dwelling of such [people] is Hell, and they will find no way of escape from it.)

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