It’s official: Barack Obama brings in 65,000 America-hating Muslim aliens each year. According to the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, we now have at least 65,000 Muslim foreign alien students “studying” in the United Statess, courtesy of Saudi Arabia.
Since that’s more students than there are Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, do you think we are keeping an eye on all of these students? An eye on even a fraction of these students? Dream on. And as I’ve reported on this site many, many times, a good number of these “students” never attend class, commit dry runs for terrorism acts, beat and rape women, and try to recruit for terrorist activities. One of them, a Wisconsin resident who stopped going to class, spent his time terrorizing guests at Madison, Wisconsin’s Edgewater Hotel. And so on.
If you think this is only because of Barack Obama, think again. This is a Bush-Obama thing. As I reported on this site, President Bush–patron saint to the Saudi Royals–quadrupled the number of Saudi student visas in the U.S. to 36,000. It appears Obama then increased the number to 65,000. That’s a scary number–and that’s in addition to 102,000 Saudi visitor visas the Obama administration issued in just one week, last year. If even a small fraction decided to plot against America–and a number of them already have–we’re in trouble. And we are.
The excuse is that if they are exposed to us, it will make them like us better–a specious argument that has been disproven time and again. Just ask Sayyid Qutb (Bin Laden’s mentor) or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, both of whom studied here.
A scholarship program sponsored and paid for by Saudi Arabia . . . has sent hundreds of thousands of young people overseas in the past seven years to improve their job prospects and open the conservative kingdom up to the outside world.
FP: They “opened the kingdom to the world”? Really? Doesn’t it look more like the West opened itself to Wahabbism and Jihad?
As if we did not have enough Jihadism, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and inducement to terrorism, particularly in mosques and academia. As I’ve always argued, America is follows in Europe’s path and its future, or more accurately, the absence of one, will be the same. If Saudis do a 9/11 on the US and the US responds by increasing the number of their students here, what are the chances that the US has a future?
Officials say proposal is not intended to censor casual or private conversations, but to crack down on loud, profane language used by young people in the downtown area and public parks • The measure could raise questions about First Amendment rights.
Banning sodas in NYC, fines for curses in MA, America is addressing its fundamental problems. Reminds me again of our native saying “The country burns and the old lady combs her hair”.
Peace poll' considers Israel less peaceful than Syria
Annual Global Peace Index ranks Israel 150th of 158 countries in terms of peacefulness • Peacefulness factors include number of wars fought as well as perceived criminality • Syria and Iran rank higher than Israel at 147th and 128th respectively.
FP: As I keep saying, the Jews are the root of the world’s problems. That little shitty country is so damn inconvenient. The Arabs must be ROFLing.
Yoram Ettinger: Enhanced Israeli realism
Israelis are becoming increasingly realistic, realizing that Arabs cannot be expected to share genuine peace with the “infidel” Jewish state.
FP: While the elite become increasingly deluded that if they concede everything they’ll get peace and the country is run by the left bureaucracy, courts, media and academia.
Currently, academic institutions may face penalties if they support events that reject Israel as a Jewish democracy or condone terrorism, but may allow private events on premises • "Democracies generally have no such measures," says chief legal advisor.
See what I mean?
And here’s another delusion:
Isi Leibler: Religion and state at a crossroads
If Netanyahu displays courage and reforms Israel's policy toward haredim, he will be widely revered.
Netanyahu is courageous only in talk and the Haredi issue cannot be resolved effectively and peacefully at the same time. If it could, it would have been resolved by now.
WE ARE POORER – I guess we're just not in Barack Obama's booming private economy. The Federal Reserve announced that the net worth of American families plunged by almost 40% in three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,310 in 2010. That means Americans are about where they were in 1992. We essentially lost two decades in wealth creation. Happy days aren't here again.
YOUNG AND FADING – Pollster John Zogby reports that the young Obama voters from 2008 have now switched from hope to fear, and are giving up on politics. “I truly am worried about today's twenty-somethings,” he frets. “They are our global generation and I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment. We can't afford to lose them." This story requires more depth. One of the reasons young people are so disillusioned is that they are so poorly educated and have been kept as perpetual adolescents. They really thought Obama could produce instant miracles. Compare please to the veterans' generation after World War II, which had a much firmer grasp of reality and responsibility.
INCREDIBLE – Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas is challenging the Pentagon to explain why it awarded a contract to a Russian firm that is supplying military equipment to the Syrian regime. The contract is for Russian helicopters to be given to the Afghan army. Huh? Can't American companies make the necessary helicopters? Aren't American workers unemployed? What's going on here? Sometimes I wonder whether some officials in the Pentagon, appointed by the Obama administration, know what side they're on. And it's incredible that we're doing business with a Russian company that is enabling mass murder. Mr. Panetta must explain, at minimum.
DISGRACEFUL – The executive director of the pathetically useless Congressional Black Caucus tells us that race riots could break out if George Zimmerman, the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case, isn't convicted of second-degree murder. Really? That's certainly a great approach to the case. The suggestion of mass rioting could easily infect the jury pool, as I'm sure it did in the O.J. Simpson criminal case. And racial threats could frighten a part of the electorate as we go to the polls in November. This is not good. It is an irresponsible playing of the race card, but I'm afraid we'll see more of it.
FP: Tell me it’s not decline.
Relentlessly, the UN moves forward, often under the radar, to control our lives by controlling our nation. There is mighty little pushback from the Obamans, and the left wing of the Democratic Party is positively giddy over the prospect of true world government. The latest from our international protectors, via the Washington Times:
The World Trade Organization is moving closer to eliminating country-of-origin labels and replacing them with “Made in the World” initiative labels because they say we need to “reduce public opposition to free trade” and “re-engineer global governance.”
An America that prides itself on independence and celebrates that independence every year on July 4 should want absolutely no part in allowing the advancement of global governance that aims to eliminate the one thing that allows American consumers to know from where the products they buy originate: The “Made in USA” label. ...
As the saying goes, information is power, and at a time of increased globalization when an increased number of products are imported to America from countries few of us would consider friends or allies, Americans should be able to steer the global economy in a direction that best benefits America with the consumer power that would come with more information on product labels – not less.
COMMENT: Don't be shocked, as time goes on, if some countries or trade groups try to arrange boycotts of products from countries that insist on country-of-origin labels. We'd then be told by the "sophisticates" that we must yield to international opinion. In fact, some factions in American politics tell us that all the time.
As the editorial goes, we should always insist on more information, not less. One of my main criticisms of the mainstream media is that it often leaves critical information out of stories in order to influence the point of view of the reader. Now there are some who even want to leave vital information off product labels...for the same purpose.
FP: The WTO has the purpose and objective for the world as the EU has for Europe and will have the same consequences. If you liked what the EU did to Europe you’ll love what the WTOwill do to the rest of the world.
Aside: Do you think the WTO, as a UN organization, will include Israel in this move?. Just asking.
And do you remember where you read this first:
One of the first things we used to learn in political science, when our colleges were still playing it relatively straight, was that the far left and the far right always meet. In other words, the reds and the fascists at one point become almost indistinguishable. We've often seen that it's true, although the mainstream media frequently soften the image of the left. You know, you want to get invited to those wine-and-Brie parties on the West Side of Manhattan.
FP: First, for as long as I can remember I’ve been arguing that the left-right continuum is actually a circle whose extreme meet. Second, the extremes of secular religions like communism and fascism are not different than the extremes of the regular religions. Third, I’ve been warning that the corporate welfare state ends up providing ammunition for and propelling this kind of extreme left. As the kleptocracy sinks the West there will be increasingly more of this frightening left and, likely, violence.
And another I told you so:
It is remarkable how predictable the Iranians are. Regular readers know that we've been saying here that Tehran, just before one of the "negotiating sessions" on its nuclear program, would grant a meaningless concession to keep the talks going, while providing false hope to the adolescents in the West who still think Hitler was misunderstood. I stress that the thought was not original with us. But...it's now happened.
There's an upcoming talk session in Moscow. Some have described it as make-or-break for the nuclear talks. Iran has been absolutely rigid up until now. However, it is in the Iranian interest to play us along. And so...a concession! Aren't you just delighted that peace has broken out?
This is the biggest non-story I've read in a long time. Utterly predictable and meaningless. The Iranians haven't agreed to do anything, only to discuss something. In the absurd precincts of the European Union, and, I'm sure, in some of the goofy precincts of the Obama administration, this is regarded as progress.
There is no progress. The Iranian nuclear program forges ahead every day while "negotiators" work. An Iranian officer has now hinted that Iran is working on nuclear submarines. Hey, they have rights, don't they?
For Obama, the goal seems to be to get through the election without any big bumps overseas. What a vision of hope and change.
FP: What’s remarkable here is not just Iran’s predictability but how well it understands and plays the West like a violin, while the West continues to be clueless and cowardly despite Iran’s so obvious predictability. See also Report: Iran begins designing nuclear submarine.
JoshuaPundit: The Markets Have Spoken - Spain's Bailout Is A Failure
As the above chart shows ( h/t Brad Plumer at the WAPO), the band-aid applied to th elatest case of gangrene in the eurozone hasn't fooled investors one bit. Spain's borrowing cost ( orange) shot upward to almost 6.5%.
Italy, the next domino in the ongoing crisis, (gray) saw its borrowing cost increase to nearly 6%.
Translation? Investors don't think they're going to be paid back, and will simply end up losing most of their investment in the form of a 'haircut', ala Greece.
The investors whom already own these securities are seeing their investments plummet in value, since not only are few people interested in buying Spanish or Italian government debt, they certainly aren't willing at the earlier, lower rates without a huge price discount.
I think we can call this a failure in any EU language you like.
As I said before, without major cuts in the European nanny state and major changes in demographics, there's no way shoveling more and more money down this rat hole can work. Debt at a level of 110% of Spain's Gross Domestic Product is simply unsustainable.
Spain, along with most of the EU is not reproducing at even replacement levels, and there simply aren't going to be enough young Spanish workers to pay the debt off. And for that matter, this also applies to Germany. There's no way 42 Germans in the future are going to be willing or able to carry the load for the eurozone that 100 Germans have been committed to carrying now...especially given how opposed those 100 are to it.
FP: Tell me it’s not collapse.
Beirut-based station Al-Mayadeen promises to support the Palestinian cause and all forms of "resistance" • "We do not speak in the name of Iran or the Syrian regime, we are a completely independent channel which reflects reality as it is," says new chief.
FP: Oh, yeah. You can expect nothing but independence and truth from Arab TV.