PipeLineNews Archives: November 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Calls For "Legitimacy and Shari'a" Million Man March December 1

November 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a further sign that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is consolidating power towards the imposition of the Shari'a, today in a presser called for a huge protest to be held on December 1 in support of Shari'a government.

President Morsi is using the unrest caused by his power grab to label all opponents as Mubarak dead-enders,
"...As usual, former regime remnants and holdovers thwart every achievement by the people on the path of democratization..."
Knowing the ruthless and now openly brazen nature of the Morsi putsch, we predict that the conditions are  being set to identify opposition forces as traitors to mother Egypt. The practical impact of this will be a series of repressive actions which will make Hosni Mubarak look like Thomas Jefferson.

A troubling development which we had not previously noted is that Morsi seems to be instilling in Egypt's masses a sense of blind allegiance to "the homeland."
"Now it has become clear who burns and destroys and seeks to confuse the political scene, and who keeps his hand and tongue from harming anyone and is keen on the safety, security and stability of the homeland..."  [source Ikhwan website linked in first paragraph.
This is uncomfortably reminiscent of Mussolini's inculcation of an extreme sense of nationalistic jingoism which could, if the form holds true, result in a very aggressive foreign policy.

Egypt's deepening friendly relationship with Iran seems to be in support of such a theory as was his impassioned commitment - in Arabic - during a campaign speech to jihad.

Below a translation from the Arabic to English courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute:.
"...the Qur'an is our constitution...jihad is our path...and death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty ambition...this nation will enjoy blessing and revival...only through Islamic Shari'a..."
Additionally there seems to be a clear attempt to equate the death of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood with the concept of jihadist martyrdom.
"...Unfortunately, some agitators and former regime leftovers [and]  thugs and criminals...[to instigate]...attacks on some Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters...This resulted in the martyrdom of a young Muslim Brotherhood member in Damanhur and injury of hundreds of citizens, as well as martyrdom of two other persons as a result of tension and violence associated with the demonstrations in general..."
 Thus the Morsi government has set in motion a process whereby its actions will be conflated on a moral plane to Islam's revolutionary call to violently spread, "the religion of God."

Such a viewpoint is entirely consistent with the Muslim Brotherhood's motto, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

Thus Morsi is rapidly establishing a to claim that his policies are akin to the will of Allah and dying to extend the power of his regime will result in all of the attendant pleasures which Muslim theology promises.
 
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Muslim Brotherhood Calls For "Legitimacy and Shari'a" Million Man March December 1

November 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a further sign that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is consolidating power towards the imposition of the Shari'a, today in a presser called for a huge protest to be held on December 1 in support of Shari'a government.

President Morsi is using the unrest caused by his power grab to label all opponents as Mubarak dead-enders, "...As usual, former regime remnants and holdovers thwart every achievement by the people on the path of democratization..."

Knowing the ruthless and now openly brazen nature of the Morsi putsch, we predict that the conditions are  being set to identify opposition forces as traitors to mother Egypt. The practical impact of this will be a series of repressive actions which will make Hosni Mubarak look like Thomas Jefferson.

A troubling development which we had not previously noted is that Morsi seems to be instilling in Egypt's masses a sense of blind allegiance to "the homeland."
"Now it has become clear who burns and destroys and seeks to confuse the political scene, and who keeps his hand and tongue from harming anyone and is keen on the safety, security and stability of the homeland..."  [source Ikhwan website linked in first paragraph].

This is uncomfortable reminiscent of Mussolini's inculcation of an extreme sense of nationalistic jingoism which could, if the form holds true, result in a very aggressive foreign policy.

Egypt's deepening friendly relationship with Iran seems to be in support of such a theory as was his impassioned commitment - in Arabic - during a campaign speech to jihad.

Below a translation from the Arabic to English courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute:.
"...the Qur'an is our constitution...jihad is our path...and death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty ambition...this nation will enjoy blessing and revival...only through Islamic Shari'a..."

Additionally there seems to be a clear attempt to equate the death of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood with the concept of jihadist martyrdom. "...Unfortunately, some agitators and former regime leftovers [and]  thugs and criminals...[to instigate]...attacks on some Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters...This resulted in the martyrdom of a young Muslim Brotherhood member in Damanhur and injury of hundreds of citizens, as well as martyrdom of two other persons as a result of tension and violence associated with the demonstrations in general..."blockquote
 
Thus the Morsi government has set in motion a process whereby its actions will be conflated on a moral plane to Islam's revolutionary call to violently spread, "the religion of God."

Such a viewpoint is entirely consistent with the Muslim Brotherhood's motto, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

Thus Morsi is rapidly establishing a to claim that his policies are akin to the will of Allah and dying to extend the power of his regime will result in all of the attendant pleasures which Muslim theology promises.
 
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The Caliph Morsi: Galloping to Shari'a Supremacy?
 
 
By Dr. ANDREW BOSTOM
 
November 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Immediately on the heels of US and worldwide praise for his role in brokering a cease-fire between Hamas’ jihadist Gaza regime, and Israel, within 24 hours, Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi decreed himself sweeping executive powers.

Morsi aide, Pakinam al-Sharqawi, alluding to the starting date of the 2011 uprising against former Egyptian President Mubarak, opined on Al-Jazeera.

He had to act to save the country and protect the course of the revolution. It is a major stage in the process of completing the January 25th revolution

Effectively neutralizing a judicial system which had become a dogged opponent, Morsi’s decree bars the courts from challenging his decisions. Morsi now not only holds executive power, he also assumed de facto legislative authority after a prior court ruling issued just before he took office on June 30, 2012 dissolved the popularly elected, powerful lower house of parliament, which was spearheaded by the Muslim Brotherhood. Having seized two branches of power, Morsi deftly eliminated many prerogatives of the third, the judiciary.

Placing himself beyond oversight, simultaneously, Morsi secured the traditionalist, Sharia-supporting assembly body drafting Egypt’s new constitution from judicial challenges calling for its dissolution. Dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and other traditionalist Muslim members, this assembly has striven to produce a Sharia-based draft constitution, which, understandably, “opponents fear would marginalize women and minority Christians, infringe on personal liberties and even give Muslim clerics a say in lawmaking.” During the past week,  in protest of what they claimed was the hijacking of the process by Morsi’s Sharia supremacist allies, Christian and secular leaning members withdrew from the assembly.

Finally, in an apparent gesture to public opinion, the decree also provided for “new investigations and trials” against those who held “political or executive” positions in the former Mubarak regime. Specifically, Morsi ordered the retrial of Mubarak and upper echelon aides on charges of killing protesters during the uprising, while creating a new “protection of the revolution” judicial body to carry out the prosecutions with alacrity.
Even as the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Supreme Guide” Muhammad Badi publicly denounced his role in brokering a cease-fire between Hamas’ jihadist Gaza regime, and Israel, Morsi appears to be fulfilling their, and his own long shared desire to re-create a Sharia supremacist Egyptian state.

During a presidential campaign speech broadcast May 13, 2012, on the Egyptian television station Misr 25, Morsi revealed, unabashedly, his traditionalist Islamic Weltanschauung. Extolling the sharia supremacist ideology championed by Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hasan al-Banna, whom Morsi invoked, "The constitution is our Koran.” They wanted to show that the constitution is a great thing. But Imam [Hassan] Al-Banna, Allah’s mercy upon him, said to them: “No, the Koran is our constitution.” The Koran was and will continue to be our constitution. The Koran will continue to be our constitution."

His adoring crowd then segued immediately into a responsive exercise with Morsi, each repeating the individual statements that comprise the Muslim Brotherhood credo:

Crowds: The Koran is our constitution.
Mohamed Morsi: The Prophet Muhammad is our leader.
Crowds: The Prophet Muhammad is our leader.
Mohamed Morsi: Jihad is our path.
Crowds: Jihad is our path.
Mohamed Morsi: And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.
Crowds: And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.
Mohamed Morsi: Above all—Allah is our goal.

Morsi concluded this part of his speech by making clear that he would work aggressively to implement the sharia, as president:

The shari’a, then the shari’a, and finally, the shari’a. This nation will enjoy blessing and revival only through the Islamic shari’a. I take an oath before Allah and before you all that regardless of the actual text [of the constitution]. . . . Allah willing, the text will truly reflect [the shari’a], as will be agreed upon by the Egyptian people, by the Islamic scholars, and by legal and consti­tutional experts. . . . Rejoice and rest assured that this people will not accept a text that does not reflect the true meaning of the Islamic shari’a as a text to be implemented and as a platform. The people will not agree to anything else.

Pace the US State Department’s predictably feeble response to Morsi’s dictatorial actions—quoth a senior State Department official, “We are seeking more information about President Morsi’s decisions and declarations today, which have raised concerns”—the Obama administration’s reckless policies, which undermined the secular-leaning, pro-Western autocrat Mubarak, appear to have midwived a Muslim Brotherhood-dominated, Islamic totalitarian Egyptian state.

 

 
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Fatimid Dynasty Re-established?  Morsi Seizes Total Power, Obama Goes Golfing
 
By WILLIAM MAYER

November 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since his rise to the presidency of Egypt - on the wings of a massively fraudulent  electoral process - the Muslim Brothehood's Mohamed Morsi has rapidly consolidated his power.

On Thursday it appears that task was completed, making Mr. Morsi now the de-facto caliph of Egypt.
Declaring himself beyond the jurisdiction of the country's supreme court and absent a constitution and functioning constituent assembly, nothing can check the exercise of his political will.
Having watched this process play out over the last four years [and having predicted the eventual result of the misnamed "Arab Spring]  Morsi's actions are not surprising. He was and remains a top ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood and like his Islamic revolutionary brethren all over the globe, has sought, and has now attained total dictatorial power.

His inspiration is of course a fundamentalist interpretation of the Qur'an.

None of this could have happened without the support of the Obama administration which has paved the way for the Muslim Brotherhood to establish itself as the driving force behind what might be envisioned as the beginnings of a second Fatimid dynasty - the original having extended from the10th through the 12th centuries, roughly.

Of course, this newly forged caliphate does not yet attained nearly the sheer geographical reach or sway as did the Fatimid empire, which encompassed Northern Africa, the Eastern half of the Arabian peninsula, including Medina and Mecca and even extended into what is today Syria. But Morsi's aggressive moves accompanied by a keen sense of politics, suggests that should he so choose, that Egypt could well once roar again.

As far as Mr. Obama is concerned, he seems to be following the template which was finely honed during the Benghazi disaster [perhaps burnishing his "cool" credentials] after which he jetted out to conduct fundraisers in Nevada.

As the rather momentous news bled out of Egypt over the last 48 hours the only visible presidential reactions was to go golfing.

Now much is undoubtedly going on under the surface of the administration's foreign policy apparatus, if one judges by past actions we have great trepidations regarding what may be in the wings.

At critical periods of time, when the wrong national security policy actions may bring about more than chagrin, it would be reassuring if there were at least one seasoned foreign policy voice within this administration.

Though there were few issues upon which we agreed with the late Richard Holbrooke - especially as reflected by his viewpoint regarding the Balkans [where we must admit many conservatives, including GW Bush also made tremendous mistakes, siding with forces which had allied themselves with Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini] - we feel that his mere presence, especially as juxtaposed against the pretenders, imbeciles and ego-maniacs which inhabit Mr. Obama's entire national security team, would have lent some measure of fortitude and perhaps a bit of wisdom to a process which left the tracks a long time ago.

Resurrecting an Islamic dynasty at any time would be a more than daunting challenge so it seems the forces of history might provide enough protection for the United States to limp through the remainder of this presidency with as little possible long term damage inflicted.
 
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Hamas and Iran Want to Kill all the Jews in Israel 
 
By EMERSON VERMAAT
 
November 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just recently, I paid a two-day visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where more than one million Jews were killed by the Nazis. Most of the victims were gassed in the so-called gas chambers and their bodies were subsequently burned in huge crematoria. Deportation trains packed with Jewish children, women and men entered Birkenau through its “gate of death.” Most of the deportees were murdered on the very day of arrival. But on October 23, 1943, a young Jewish woman named Franceska Mann refused to enter the gas chamber, grabbed the pistol of a notoriously cruel SS-guard and killed him. There are other examples of courageous women who lashed out against the SS-guards, telling them they were murderers and shameless criminals who would sooner or later face death themselves.
 
When I walked past the infamous unloading ramp inside Birkenau I saw a small number young people waving the Israeli flag. It was cold outside, but seeing the Star of David in this hellish place did give me a warm feeling inside. It showed that Hitler’s diabolical plans to annihilate the Jews and to achieve an Arab victory in Palestine – a British mandate at the time –  eventually came to nothing.    
 
If Hitler would have won the war, he would indeed have killed all the Jews of Europe. He did kill six million of them and by 1945 there were still some four million left. After the Holocaust the founders of the State of Israel realized that the Jews were entitled to a place of refuge, where they would not be persecuted by anti-Semitic maniacs and conquerors such as Hitler whose notorious book “Mein Kampf” was also translated into Arabic. As Golda Meir, whom I admire so much for her courage, told the United Nations General Assembly in December 1956: “The concept of annihilating Israel is a legacy of Hitler’s war against the Jewish people, and it is no coincidence that Nasser’s soldiers had an Arab translation of Mein Kampf in their knapsacks.” Gamal Abdel Nasser was the Egyptian president at the time. Nasser’s “holy mission” was the liquidation of the State of Israel, “driving all the Jews into the sea.”
 
When SS-officer Adolf Eichmann visited Egypt in the Autumn of 1937 he discovered that many Arabs sympathized with the Nazis. “They are very elated when they hear the name of Hitler,” he reported after he returned to Berlin. The Muslim Brotherhood also sided with the Nazis. During the Second World War, Hitler in turn praised “the Arab liberation movement” and said he would do everything to prevent “a Jewish National Home” (a Jewish state) to be established in “Palestine.” He even planned to conquer the Middle East and Palestine. By the summer of 1942 his armies were not far from the Egyptian port city of Alexandria and had penetrated deep into the Caucasus. The Nazi plan was to “liberate” Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Palestine.
 
During the war Eichmann was responsible for the killing of millions of Jews. He traveled to the Hungarian capital of Budapest in March 1944 to personally oversee the deportation of 438,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz within a period of just two months. Less than ten percent of the deported Hungarian Jews were still alive in 1945. The figure of 438,000 was derived from official Nazi documents written by Edmund Veesenmayer, Hitler’s personal representative in Hungary at the time.
 
 
Hamas: “Kill all the brothers of apes and pigs, the Jews!”
 
Today, Hamas and Iran not only seek to destroy the Jewish State of Israel and replace it by their own Taliban-like dictatorship, also do they plan another Holocaust. Like Hitler and the Nazis they seek to kill all the Jews. In March 2008, Sheikh Yunus Al-Astal, a Hamas legislator and imam, discussed a Koranic verse suggesting that “suffering by fire is the Jews’ destiny in this world and the next.” “The reason for the punishment of burning is that it is fitting retribution for what they have done,” Astal wrote. “But the urgent question is, is it possible that they will have the punishment of burning in this world, before the great punishment of hell?” Many religious leaders believe so, he said adding: “Therefore, we are sure that the Holocaust is still to come upon the Jews.”
 
In their crematoria in Auschwitz and other death camps, the Nazis burned the corpses of millions of Jews. Bodies were also thrown into pits outside these crematoria and put on fire. And now militant Hamas leaders announce another Holocaust for the Jews. They want to “finish the job” that Hitler and Eichmann did not finish, killing all the Jews, that is.
 
Article 7 of the official Charter of Hamas quotes the Muslim prophet Mohammed: “The Final Hour will not come until Muslims fight against the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, and a stone or tree would say: O Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” “The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) looks forward to implementing Allah’s promise no matter how long it takes,” the same Charter says.
 
When I visited Gaza and the West Bank in 1996 and 2002, I was struck by the fact that militant Muslim clerics never referred to “Israeli citizens” or “Israelis” when they addressed their followers in their sermons of hate. Instead, they invariably lashed out against the Jews, all the Jews, that is. The influential Hamas cleric Yousif Al-Zahar refers to the Jews as “the brothers of apes and pigs.” So does the hysterical Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal who predicted that Muslims will conquer Rome: “Very soon, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was… Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine…” (Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden could not have said it better.)
 
The Jews are the ones who must disappear from the face of the earth. This is the same agenda that the equally hysterical Hitler and the Nazis once pursued. (Ideological and religious hysterics can be extremely dangerous once they are in power.) For Hamas the so-called Israeli occupation is just a pretext to justify outright hatred of the Jews  – a widespread phenomenon in the Muslim world and among too many Muslim immigrants in the West who are often angry and frustrated young males and veiled women. These Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers usually benefit from the welfare system and are causing serious problems in Europe’s main cities. You will find them in anti-Western and pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris or London. Some of them even joined the so-called jihad or “holy war” and are now dangerous terrorists.
 
 
Hamas, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and the neo-Nazis
 
Hamas is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood which is also rapidly gaining ground in Syria and Turkey. On November 17, Turkey’s outspokenly pro-Muslim Brotherhood Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a solidarity visit to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, and also  lashed out against “Israel’s attack on Gaza.” Talks with Israel were not deemed necessary. “Turkish-Israeli relations are at zero level,” Erdogan lamely explained. He also called Israel “a terrorist state.” (Did Turkey not retaliate and invade Northern Iraq after the Kurdish PKK staged attacks on Turkish territory?) Erdogan did not say anything about the fact that it was Hamas that provoked these attacks by firing numerous missiles on Israeli territory. New Iranian missiles have been  smuggled into Gaza via Egypt and have a longer range. Last October Israel bombed an Iranian ammunition factory in Sudan because  the weapons from that factory were smuggled into Gaza – also via Egypt.
 
“If Israel has peace and quiet, so will Gaza,” IDF Spokeswoman Avital Leibovich told CNN on Sunday November 18. What she meant to say was that Hamas was the first to attack Israeli civilians by launching quite a lot of missiles. The very moment Hamas stops doing so, Israel will cease to retaliate. But Hamas is not as rational as many liberal journalists and politicians in the West assume. There is a wide gap between Western rationality and Arab or Muslim irrationality. Muslims can be easily set on the boil, regardless of the fatal economic consequences of their behavior. Moreover, Hamas has powerful friends in Iran and Egypt who supply them with deadly weapons. (Egypt allowed massive illegal weapons transfers into Gaza.)
 
Like Hamas, Iran seeks to kill all the Jews in Israel. They are developing an atomic bomb. A recent IAEA report notes “a sharp increase in Iran’s supply of a more purified form of enriched uranium that can be more easily converted to weapon’s grade fissile material.” Iran’s Islamo-Fascist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that “the zionist entity” must be wiped off the face of the earth. In other words, drive all the Jews into the sea – an echo of Nasser’s policy in the 1950s and 60s. Ahmadinejad is also a despicable Holocaust denier. His best allies are notorious neo-Nazis and radical socialists and communists such as Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
 
Last October, Egyptian president Morsi joined a preacher in prayer for the dispersal of the Jews. Just like Ahmadinejad, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and most neo-Nazis in Europe and the USA, Morsi, too, believes that “the Jews” were behind the 9/11 attacks – an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, by the way.
Anti-Semitic neo-Nazis in Europe and the United States are siding with militant Palestinians and Iran. Thus, Hamas co-founder Abdel Aziz Rantisi gave an interview to the German neo-Nazi outlet “Junge Freiheit.” Iran’s president Ahmadinejad invited European, Australian and American neo-Nazis to Tehran, meeting their travel expenses. Ahmadinejad’s view of the Holocaust was hailed by neo-Nazi publications in Europe.
 
There are now serious tensions between Iran and Egypt over the civil war in Syria. Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan belatedly realized that Iran does pose a threat to the region. Initially, he naively sought to court the Iranian and Syrian leaders. Citizens from Iran, Syria, Iraq and Jordan no longer need a visa for Turkey, but Israeli citizens are not welcome. This led to another unwelcome influx of Muslim asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Greece, all of whom want to travel to Western Europe.
 
 
Iran and Hamas as the originators of today’s suicide bombing frenzy
 
9/11 was the first major suicide attack in the United States. Al-Qaeda proudly referred to this successful attack as “a martyrdom operation.” Suicide bombing attacks have really proliferated since then. They occurred in Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Chechnya, Spain, Italy, France and Britain. This list is not exhaustive. Suicide bombing is a virtually incurable cancer. One can only pray that the suicide attackers or those who sponsor them won’t be capable of developing a nuclear bomb. These fanatics don’t care about death and destruction. “Allahu Akhbar” is their holy slogan. It is rather, just like “Heil Hitler,” a curse on those who die.
 
The first major suicide bombing attack occurred in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on April 18, 1983. A car bomb destroyed the U.S. embassy. On October 23, another car bomb destroyed the U.S. Marine barracks in the same city. Responsible for both attacks was an Iranian sponsored terrorist group called Hezbollah. Numerous suicide attacks would follow. Hezbollah leaders were the first to call their suicide attacks “martyrdom operations.” They claimed that those who carried out these attacks would go straight to “paradise.”
 
Hamas was founded in 1987 and they wanted to copy Hezbollah’s successful “martyrdom operations.” The first Hamas sponsored suicide attack occurred in Tel Aviv on October 19, 1994. It was a so-called ‘belt bomb.” Numerous terrorist attacks would follow involving belt bombs, car bombs, truck bombs and suitcase bombs. The successful suicide attacks carried out by Hamas and its even more militant rival “Islamic Jihad” were soon copied by Al-Qaeda and other very dangerous terrorist groups. One can, therefore, conclude that both Hezbollah and Hamas were, in a way, the inventors or originators of today’s Islamist suicide attacks – a real frenzy now.
 
It was in the beginning of 1996 that I was making a television report on “The making of a suicide bomber.” I had to travel to the Westbank and Gaza to interview family members of Yahya Ayyash, a notorious Hamas bomb maker who was killed in a successful Mossad operation. I saw posters everywhere glorifying Ayyash as a martyr who was in paradise now. I also heard stories about the promises that radical Muslim clerics made to those who wanted to die in a “martyrdom operation,” killing as many Jews as possible. There would those “72 very pretty black-eyed virgins” awaiting them in paradise. Wow! The suicide bombers  death is even portrayed as “a wedding.” The so-called “martyrs” are marrying beautiful virgins in paradise.
 
Most suicide bombers, also those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, were sexually frustrated young males, although women are also lured into “martyrdom operations” by hysterical hate preachers. The first female suicide bomber was a Palestinian woman named Wafa Idris. Hamas commemorated her as a martyr and so did the so-called secular Palestinian president Yassir Arafat. (Double-tongued Arafat also praised Yahyah Ayyash, in Arab, of course, not in English.)
 
Before they die, suicide bombers write their “last will” and also appear  on propaganda videos which are distributed after the “operations” are over.  For example, Hamas published the last will of Said Al-Hutari, who carried out the June 1, 2001, suicide bombing outside the disco near the Dolphinarium in Tel Aviv, that killed 23, mostly teenage girls. “I will turn my body into bombs that will hunt the sons of Zion, blast them, and burn their remains,” Al-Hutari wrote. “Call out in joy, oh my mother; distribute sweets, oh my father; a wedding with the ‘black-eyed’ awaits your son in paradise.”
“The death announcements of martyrs in the Palestinian press often take the form of wedding, not funeral, announcements,” MEMRI comments. “Blessings will be accepted immediately after the burial until 10 p.m…. at the home of the martyr’s uncle,” read one suicide bomber’s death notice.”
 
All suicide bombers do not go to their imagined “paradise,” but straight to hell they go instead. They are psychopathic and fanatical little Hitlers bent on death and destruction, despicable worshippers of evil inspired by a satanic ideology. The same applies to all those Islamo-Fascist hate preachers who inspired and still inspire the suicide bombers. These Muslim preachers and clerics are not on the side of peace, justice and freedom, but on the side of diabolical and destructive evil – just like the Nazis between 1933 and 1945.
 
 
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. He recently published a Dutch study on Adolf Eichmann. He is currently writing a book on Auschwitz. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
 
 
Sources:
 
 
Golda Meir, My Life (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1975), p. 304.
 
Emerson Vermaat, Adolf Eichmann. Technocraat van de Holocaust (Soesterberg, Netherlands: 2012), p. 186 (Eichmann’s visit to Egypt in 1937), p. 195-200 (Hitler’s plan to conquer the Middle East and “Palestine”).
 
International Herald Tribune, April 1, 2008, p. 8 (“Hamas ratchets up anti-Jewish rhetoric”). Quotes from Sheikh Yunus Al-Astal.
 
Khaled Hroub, Hamas. Political Thought and Practice (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2000), p. 271, 272 (Hamas Charter).
 
Memri Clip No 1739, April 11, 2008, Hamas MP and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal in a Friday Sermon: “We will Conquer Rome, and from There Continue to Conquer the Two Americas and Eastern Europe.” (Jews referred to as “the brothers of apes and pigs.”)
 
Morsi and Erdogan to Hold Talks on Israeli Attack on Gaza, Bahrein News Agency (BNA), November 16, 2012.
 
Iran’s Enhanced Nuclear Capabilities, IPT News, November 16, 2012 (IAEA report).
 
Egyptian President Morsi Joins Preacher in Prayer for Dispersal of the Jews, MEMRI TV, Videoclip 3614,  Channel 1 (Egypt), October 19, 2012.
 
Robert Sattloff, Getting Egypt’s Morsi to give up his 9/11 “truther” talk, in: The Washington Post, September 11, 2012.
 
Khaldoun Al-Chihabi, De Turks-Israëlische Betrekkingen: Een onherstelbare breuk of tijdelijke wrok? (Gent, Belgium: University of Gent, 2012).
 
Anton Maegerle, Die Unheilige Allianz Zwischen Hakenkreuz und Halbmond. Neonazis und fundamentalistische Islamisten, Informationsdienst gegen Rechtsextremismus (IDGR), 2001. (Rantisi).
 
Christoph Reuter, Mein Leben ist eine Waffe. Selbstmordattentäter – Psychogramm eines Phänomens (Munich: C. Bertelsmann, 2002), p. 88, 89, 110 (Hezbollah’s “Martyrdom operations”)
 
MEMRI, Inquiry and Analysis Series, No. 74, October 30, 2001, “72 Black-Eyed Virgins”: A Muslim Debate on the Rewards of Martyrs.” (Said Al-Hutari).

 
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Israeli "Ceasefire" Will Prove its Strategic Worth in Due Course
 
 
November 21, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If you rely on the take of the MSM, Team Obama has finally browbeaten Israel into accepting a stand down vis-à-vis Hamas.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

It appears that what Israel has in mind encompasses far more than simply eliminating the immediate threat posed by Hamas and its sponsor, Iran's Mullocracy.

Some general observations:
1. The immediate Hamas irritants have largely been dealt with. Communication and PR centers for the group have been maimed, as have missile stockpiles and launching platforms.

2. Though not perfect, Iron Dome has proven to be quite effective in its first full scale real-time test. It will only get better. The U.S. military is to be congratulated for assisting in the development of this thoroughly defensive missile shield, hopefully Team Obama will learn, along with the rest of the Democrat doves [who have been spectacularly wrong on just how effective anti-missile technology can be] including such luminaries as John Kerry and his ilk, a lesson here, even if it is a bitter one.

Don't count on it though.

3  The entire Israeli military is on full alert now. Reserves have been called up and the requisite supplies, munitions and other hardware are either in place or nearly so, to be used when the "go" signal is given for the big show yet to come.

4. Therefore consider the now silenced minor hostilities - in which Hamas was trounced in short order, without the deployment of ground troops - having simply been a dry run or dress rehearsal.

5. In the very near future, Israel - once again provoked by Hamas...and maybe even if not - will move with overwhelming force into Gaza and put an end to this group's operations once and for all. Many "Palestinians" will die...so sad, the majority of them are irredeemable.

If dying in the way of Allah is their highest aspiration who is Israel to deny them that right? After all Israel is a genuinely pluralistic society.

6. Hamas, though a constant thorn in the side of the Jewish state, in no way represents an existential threat. Iran however does and it grows more powerful each day. As the IAEA reported just days ago, the country's nuke program is now running in overdrive. It's only a matter of time, perhaps months, before these death worshiping fanatics possess the means to destroy Israel in a most horrific manner.

7. Therefore when the order is given to garotte Hamas, so too will the hammer be dropped on Iran.

8. That will be the day when Team Obama's little pretend game of  support for Israel will be laid bare as obviously fraudulent. It's then that this criminal administration will show its true colors as it throws in with the rest of the anti-Semitic world in condemnation of the Israeli attack.

9. So for now this ceasefire is simply the equivalent of a series of probing, but inconsequential moves in the highest stakes chess game in the last 100 years. However the time is rapidly approaching when Israel announces check and mate; it's then that the Muslim world will be stunned by the swiftness and violence which be unleashed upon the world's greater terrorist threat. At that time, were I an Iranian, I would want to be as far away from Tehran and its nuke installations as possible.

10. Given the Middle East's rapid descent into confrontational Islamism, one can't dismiss the possibility that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will be awakened on some early spring morning next year, around 2 am local time, with the brightest, most spectacular sunrise they have ever seen.

It will also be their last...
 
 
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Moderate" Islam and the West
 
 
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
 
November 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org -When the specter of Islamism first entered into public consciousness, most Americans stuck their heads in the sand. The left, having recently seen the Soviet dream crumble into ashes, went looking for a new God, a new vehicle for their apocalyptic vision. They found it in Islam and became collaborators with the jihadists, its advance force, its water carriers.
 
To all involved the solution looked obvious - we merely had to search for moderate Muslims. They would provide the bridge for Muslim youth to reconcile their Islamic traditions with the traditions of the West. And, they would provide a counterweight to radical Muslims.
 
So far it has not worked out terribly well.
 
Let's take a closer look at the concept of the moderate Muslim.
 
Moderate Muslim is a proper term to use if one realizes it is not a theological term.

A moderate Muslim has not found a way to reform Islam nor has he found a way to reconcile Islam with Western thought. More than likely he is a Muslim who enjoys living in the United States (which is, after all, a pleasant place in which to eat and sleep); enjoys the living standard and the conveniences, and enjoys being able to freely make friends with non Muslims. Finally - and this is a truly sad observation - a moderate Muslim in the US reaches toward his potential as a human being when the yoke of Islam is removed - though not entirely - from his neck. He can learn to think critically, to question and to resolve. But unless the break is complete, on some level, he can be counted on to do the bidding of the Islamists.
 
A case in point.
 
In Westlake Village, California, a Saudi born naturalized American citizen, Ferial Masry, has come on the political scene. She describes herself as a Muslim and a patriotic American with a son in the military. She teaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District and has run, unsuccessfully, for the state assembly twice. Ms. Masry is active in two groups: The American - Middle Eastern Women's Leadership Coalition and the Ventura County Supporters of Global Exchange.
 
On October 24 of this year she sponsored through the latter organization a presentation on Islamophobia given by Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Chair, Salaam Al Marayati, at the Thousand Oaks Library.
 
MPAC was formed by Muslim Brotherhood member Dr. Maher Hathout 1. who remains a senior advisor. As a rule, the city and its library would consider Mr. Al Marayati and his group too controversial to invite to this conservative bedroom community. A quote from M.s Masry's email is as follows: "'Islamophobia' can be defined as irrational fear of Muslims that leads to bigotry against their religion or those perceived to be Muslims (e.g.Sikhs)". Actually, Islamophobia is a term invented by the Muslim Brotherhood to stigmatize any and all criticism of Islam, so that all that can be said about Islam is the air brushed version presented by its various front groups. Ms. Masry made this presentation possible. Invitations were sent from her email address via e mail to a list serve group.
 
Another presentation by Ms. Masry at the Thousand Oaks Library was titled, "Women of the Arab Spring." During this lecture she gave the women of the Arab Spring much of the credit for the uprisings claiming that women were on the front lines. Will she give a follow up address when it becomes obvious - if it is not already- that repressive secular governments have been replaced by even more repressive religious ones? Will she give the women of the Middle East the blame for that?
 
Oddly, this address was given in late September of this year, long after it became apparent the entire area was moving toward less self government, not more. How many examples does she need?
 
Consider Tunisia - the country where the "Arab Spring" began - was then a model of a de-facto liberal secular Muslim majority country. There was in place legislation which granted full equality to women. Perhaps it was respected more in the breach than in the observance, but for a Muslim nation it was a sign of progress. Men and women, the latter in western clothing, freely mingled in public areas in cities and enjoyed art and music. Since the overthrow of Ben Ali, Tunisia is well on the way to becoming a rigid Shari'a governed state in which the Ennahda Party looms as perhaps the chief threat to women's rights.
 
Most Americans revere the Bill of Rights and would strongly oppose any measure to infringe on freedom of speech. It is unlikely that an attempt by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, for example, would succeed in criminalizing speech that Muslims find offensive. However, a more subtle attack that appears to be a mild infringement might succeed, and freedom could be lost by inches, incrementally.
 
Ms. Masry took exception to President Barack Obama's United Nations speech in which he apologized for the film "Innocence of Muslims" but went on to say that he was helpless to take any action because of our constitution.
"How Obama could  justify that in the  Nuremberg trail  after the World War Il, Julius  Streicher was tried  because his publishing and speaking activities were a major part of the evidence presented against him. In essence, the prosecutors took the line that Streicher's role in inciting Germans to exterminate Jews made him an accessory to murder, and thus no different from those who actually carried out the killings. Streicher was found guilty and hanged."

What does Ms. Masry, a moderate Muslim have in mind?

End Notes:

1. Regarding Hassan Hathout, his brother Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC and the Muslim Brotherhood, the following from Congressman Louie Gohmert's [R, TX] website, The History of MPAC:
"...Established in 1988 by followers of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirers of Hezbollah, MPAC styles itself a “moderate, inclusive and forward-thinking organization with a history of fostering a strong Muslim American identity, and combating terrorism and extremism.” In reality, MPAC is yet another Islamist wolf in the “social justice” clothing of the hard Left. Its founders include Hassan Hathout, the former MPAC president who has described himself as “a close disciple” of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna. Hathout’s brother Maher, a senior MPAC adviser, is lavish in his praise of both Hezbollah’s “freedom fighting” and the social-justice pioneering of Hassan al-Turabi, the leader of Sudan’s National Islamic Front — the genocidal junta that gave safe haven to al-Qaeda in the early 1990s while imposing sharia on that war-torn east African nation..."
Additional note, Hezbollah is a Lebanses based Iranian proxy army, fully supported by Tehran's Mullocracy.
 
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Obama's Shocking Display of Diplomatic Ignorance While Overseas
 
November 20, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Props to the Telegraph's Neil Gardner Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage who points out that Mr. Obama's amateurish performance in the conduct of diplomatic matters overseas during his recent trip is an embarrassment to the United States.

He goes on to say that had it taken place under a GOP administration, the matter would have served as fodder for endless negative commentary by the MSM.
"Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House..."
Gardner points to two instances of almost unbelievable incompetence.
1. While in Asia supposedly touting freedom of expression, Mr. Obama could not even pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi - a Burmese MP, considered one of the leading human rights activists in the world -  correctly. His bumbling attempts showed such a lack of preparation and ignorance that it was actually painful to watch.

2. In the same vein, Obama's general lack of understanding regarding Burma's political complexities was on full public display as he insisted on calling the South East Asian nation Mynamar, the name used by the ruling Burmese military junta, instead of the traditional Burma, the name which Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition forces prefer.
In a quick Internet search we could find no more than a handful of articles dealing with Team Obama's latest foreign policy blunders.

Such things, though of little apparent consequence to Obama's MSM stenographers, nonetheless reflect just how ill-prepared this president is to perform on the world stage. They also seem to demonstrate a degree of intellectual laziness and lack of interest which has assumed dangerous proportions.

In less highly charged times, such comparatively minor issues would be of little import, however in a world in which political allegiances are rapidly changing - to the detriment of U.S. interests - such a cavalier attitude is dangerous.
 
One would think that such dreadfully  amateurish  and awkward performances by "The One," would be of concern to Mr. Obama's supporters, who always assume that he is the "smartest guy in the room," but we can see little evidence of this judging by the lack of curiosity being shown by the legacy media.

 
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Muslim Brotherhood's FJP, "Arabs...Rethinking...Entire Concept of Peace Process"
 
November 19, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As the IDF prepares to devastate the Hamas presence in the renegade territory of Gaza, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is ratcheting up its rhetoric regarding its support of the "Palestinian resistance." [Qasam - the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - and Hamas, creations of the Muslim Brotherhood]

In a statement issued today Dr. Essam El-Erian, Vice-Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party [FJP] warned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that attacking Hamas strongholds would have serve repercussions.

[Note, the FJP is the above ground political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party to which Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi belongs.]

The operative text of El-Erian's statement:
"The cause of Palestine is back in the focus of the Arab people. Egypt has changed, and is now fully behind the Palestinian people. Arabs are rethinking their entire concept of the peace process. Reconciliation on the agenda of the resistance is near." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=30395]

In this case it's difficult not to read this as a threat that Egypt will fully support Hamas if and when the IDF launches its response to Hamas' incessant rocketing of Israeli cities.

In further developments regarding the escalating Egyptian-Israeli tensions, Hamas [in the person of Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas ] has issued a statement claiming that Israel is targeting civilians and calling upon the Muslim world to unite against the Jewish state:
"Arab and Muslim policymakers and stakeholders, in the light of the Arab Spring and the Islamic Renaissance, must shoulder their responsibilities and take bold and clear decisions that history will record for them for all time, away from the speeches and statements that cannot help against the murder and terrorism crimes committed against the people of Gaza." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=30397]

As if to provide punctuation for Egypt's increasing saber rattling, an FJP spokesman, Dr. Murad Ali, announced that the FJP will lead a support delegation to Gaza on Monday morning headed by that Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni, chairman of the FJP.

As Egypt's escalation increases in the face of what could easily become a general Middle East war, the Obama administration is continuing to fund this now clearly jihadist state. [see by way of reference, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=30394]
 
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Gen. Petraeus - It Wasn't Terrorism...Before it Was Terrorism
 
 
November 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Upon leaving a closed door briefing by former Dir. CIA Gen David Petraeus [regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya] a somewhat quizzical Representative Pete King [R-NY] indicated that his recollection of Petraeus' characterization of the nature of the attack - given during a similar September 14 closed door briefing - markedly differed from what was proffered today.
 
During the Sept. 14 briefing, Mr. King related that Gen Petraeus emphasized that the attack had been caused by a now infamous and little seen amateur video, whereas in today's testimony the General clearly stated that, very early in the process of assessing the attack he came to the conclusion that it was a well organized attack by terrorists associated with al Qaeda.
 
Regarding the conflict between Petraeus' Sept 14 and Nov 16 testimony, King stated on Fox News:
"...I had a very different recollection of what he told us...he barely mentioned  terrorism at that time...he emphasized the video..."
The above inconsistency is further evidence of a massive cover up by the Obama administration regarding the nature of the September 11 Benghazi attack. The false narrative - that the attack was caused by an amateurish video - was established for political purposes. It was knowingly put out there so that the president would not have to deal with the fact that al-Qaeda is indeed still a huge terrorist threat when he had been claiming throughout the campaign that al-Qaeda had been decimated because bin-Laden had been killed.
 
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Morsi Declares Solidarity with Hamas
 

November 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On November 14, Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party [FJP, the above ground political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, led by Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi] strongly declared its solidarity with Gaza's Hamas government.

In typical Islamist double talk, the FJP does not overtly use the name Hamas, but instead refers to it as the, "Palestinian resistance."

Note: the Muslim Brotherhood created Hamas with the expressed purpose of using it to destroy the Jewish state.
 

Below from the Hamas charter:
 

"The Charter of Allah: The Platform of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

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Congressman Wolf Calls For Select Committee Investigation to Probe Benghazi Coverup
 
By WILLIAM MAYER
 
November 13, 2012 - Washington, DC  - PipeLineNews.org - In a strongly worded letter to House Speaker Boehner Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today called for the creation of a select committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi and subsequent revelations that followed [text appears below].
 
Wolf maintained in a statement that such a high level investigation be conducted,  "so that Congress can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities to legislate and educate the American people on the circumstances surrounding the attack, which led to the death of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador."

The Virginia Congressman has sharp words for the manner in which the WH has so far obfuscated on the deadly September 11 attack which left 4 dead including American Ambassador Chris Stevens. “The White House has repeatedly cancelled scheduled briefings and, to date, has not provided the chairmen of national security committees and subcommittees…the additional information requested regarding the attack and the administration’s response.”

Wolf decried DOJ response to the growing scandal, expressing, "disappointment in the response by Attorney General Eric Holder, saying that the FBI’s recent investigation of CIA Director Petraeus raises further skepticism as the CIA had a central role in the Benghazi attack.

Additionally, Mr. Wolf claims that, "Reportedly, Holder knew about this investigation for months “but chose not to disclose it until after the presidential election – yet another example of Mr. Holder’s politicized leadership of the Justice Department...There are serious questions surrounding this Justice Department’s integrity, similar to those raised during the second term of the Nixon Administration.”

On the palpable sense of frustration welling within Congress on the Benghazi scandal the Congressman concluded, “Too many questions remain surrounding the Benghazi attack and response,” Wolf concluded. “The Congress owes it to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack, and the American people, to fully investigate this tragedy.”

Below, the full text of the letter has been reproduced:
 
The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232 The Capitol
INSIDE MAIL
 
Dear Mr. Speaker,
 
In light of the ongoing revelations stemming from the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) annex in Benghazi, Libya, I ask that you immediately establish a House or bicameral Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. 
 
Given that this incident and subsequent disclosures involves the CIA, State Department, Defense Department, Justice Department and the White House, I believe the select committee should be comprised of the chairmen and ranking members of the committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, Judiciary and Government Reform and Oversight. Other members could also be appointed at the discretion of House leadership based on expertise.  A House or bicameral select committee will prevent the overlap of multiple investigations and hearings, and must have full subpoena authority.
 
The Congress has an obligation to fully investigate this attack in order to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities as it does its legislative work, particularly when it comes to national security and defending the homeland.  It also has a responsibility to educate the American people on the circumstances surrounding the attack, which led to the death of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador.  Basic questions remain unanswered, and when additional information has been released, much of it has been through the media.  The White House has repeatedly canceled scheduled briefings and, to date, has not provided the chairmen of national security committees and subcommittees that wrote the president on September 25 the additional information requested regarding the attack and the administration's response. 
 
The revelations surrounding the FBI's investigation of CIA Director Petraeus raise even more questions, especially given the CIA's central role in the Benghazi attack.  It has been reported that Attorney General Holder knew about this investigation for months but chose not to disclose it until after the presidential election - yet another example of Mr. Holder's politicized leadership of the Justice Department.  There are serious questions surrounding this Justice Department’s integrity, similar to those raised during the second term of the Nixon Administration. 

Too many questions remain surrounding the Benghazi attack and response, and the questions seem to grow by the day. The Congress has a responsibility to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack, and the American people, to fully investigate this tragedy.
 
                                                           Sincerely,
                 
                                                          Frank R. Wolf
                                                         Member of Congress
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Environmental Views: New Study - Ethanol Costs One Million Jobs
 
 
By DENNIS T. AVERY       
 
November 13, 2012 - CHURCHVILLE, VA - PipeLineNews.org - IF President Obama still cares about more U.S. jobs and high food costs he can now immediately gain on both.. An economist in Indianapolis just calculated that the U.S. is losing a million jobs this year—along maybe as much as $30 billion in economic growth—because we shifted too much of our corn into ethanol. Tom Elam says direct employment in the food industry would have produced three times as many jobs processing and marketing meat as making ethanol from the same corn. Elam calculates the foregone jobs at 941,000. That doesn’t even count the myriad of jobs that would have been needed to support the newly employed one million Americans.
 
Based on recent history, U.S. consumers got less meat and milk than they would have liked. Consumer spending on these items veered sharply down from its historic trend after President Bush radically raised the nation’s ethanol mandate in 2007. Elam predicts these problems will only get worse. The  EPA‘s approval of 15 percent ethanol in gasoline will likely push corn fuel use up faster than corn yields are rising.
 
Without the ethanol mandate, U.S. feed exports would increase too (a job creator). Also, our cost of driving would come down even as the prices of pork chops, broilers, and hamburger came back within the reach of stressed-out US food buyers.  
 
No need to worry about Green protests on this one. The environmental groups have turned against the “renewable” fuel they once supported. Ethanol does little to reduce U.S. greenhouse emissions, but diverting  grain from to fuel is ramping up survival costs for the poor across the world.
 
Naomi Klein, a best-selling “green” author from Canada, says climate change is not a big issue to the left. Rather, “ideology is the main factor in whether we believe in climate change. If you have an egalitarian and communitarian worldview, and you tend toward a belief system of pooling resources and helping the less advantaged then you believe in climate change.” But there has obviously been no warming trend on the planet for 15 years, and the U.S. unemployment problem is now center stage. Especially for the lower income workers who are prominent in food processing and transport.
 
 Grain farmers are bidding up the prices of their own cropland to twice the 2006 levels—cleverly raising their own corn production costs for the future. Meanwhile the more numerous livestock farmers risk bankruptcy due to redoubled feed costs. Congress is urgently studying a further bailout of dairy farmers, who can no longer afford to feed their cows.  But the nation’s debt limit is looming.
 
Even after this drought-stricken corn-growing season, the EPA has refused to suspend the ethanol mandate. The EPA has apparently feared perceived failure of a “green fuel” program on President Obama’s watch. A word from the President could set Lisa Jackson’s mind at rest, and create those additional jobs in short order.
 
However, a temporary suspension of the ethanol mandate is unlikely to work. Temporary moves are discounted by business, as the President found with his stimulus spending. The President should now lift the ethanol mandate as a waste of taxpayer money, a drag on blue-collar job creation—and a threat to many thousands of livestock farmers. To add insult to injury, ethanol is expensive to make and has 35 % fewer BTU’s per gallon. The EPA approved 15% blend will melt fuel lines and burn valves in many cars. Who will pay for the repairs?
 
End Notes:
 
Thomas Elam, Ethanol Production: Economic Impact on Meat and Poultry Consumption, Value and Jobs, FarmEcon LLC, Indianapolis, In., Oct 30, 2012. (Dr Elam is a highly experienced agricultural economist who has served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Outlook and Situation Board and held responsible jobs in agribusiness.)
 
“Interview with Naomi Klein,” Common Dreams, Feb. 29, 2012.
 
Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. He is co-author, with S. Fred Singer of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years. Readers may write to him at PO Box 202 Churchville, VA 2442; email to cgfi@hughes.net or visit us at www.cgfi.org
 
 
 
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Environmental Views: New Study - Ethanol Costs One Million Jobs
 
 
By DENNIS T. AVERY       
 
November 13, 2012 - CHURCHVILLE, VA - PipeLineNews.org - IF President Obama still cares about more U.S. jobs and high food costs he can now immediately gain on both.. An economist in Indianapolis just calculated that the U.S. is losing a million jobs this year—along with $30 million in economic growth—because we shifted too much of our corn into ethanol. Tom Elam says direct employment in the food industry would have produced three times as many jobs processing and marketing meat as making ethanol from the same corn. Elam calculates the foregone jobs at 941,000. That doesn’t even count the myriad of jobs that would have been needed to support the newly employed one million Americans.
 
Based on recent history, U.S. consumers got less meat and milk than they would have liked. Consumer spending on these items veered sharply down from its historic trend after President Bush radically raised the nation’s ethanol mandate in 2007. Elam predicts these problems will only get worse. The  EPA‘s approval of 15 percent ethanol in gasoline will likely push corn fuel use up faster than corn yields are rising.
 
Without the ethanol mandate, U.S. feed exports would increase too (a job creator). Also, our cost of driving would come down even as the prices of pork chops, broilers, and hamburger came back within the reach of stressed-out US food buyers.  
 
No need to worry about Green protests on this one. The environmental groups have turned against the “renewable” fuel they once supported. Ethanol does little to reduce U.S. greenhouse emissions, but diverting  grain from to fuel is ramping up survival costs for the poor across the world.
 
Naomi Klein, a best-selling “green” author from Canada, says climate change is not a big issue to the left. Rather, “ideology is the main factor in whether we believe in climate change. If you have an egalitarian and communitarian worldview, and you tend toward a belief system of pooling resources and helping the less advantaged then you believe in climate change.” But there has obviously been no warming trend on the planet for 15 years, and the U.S. unemployment problem is now center stage. Especially for the lower income workers who are prominent in food processing and transport.
 
 Grain farmers are bidding up the prices of their own cropland to twice the 2006 levels—cleverly raising their own corn production costs for the future. Meanwhile the more numerous livestock farmers risk bankruptcy due to redoubled feed costs. Congress is urgently studying a further bailout of dairy farmers, who can no longer afford to feed their cows.  But the nation’s debt limit is looming.
 
Even after this drought-stricken corn-growing season, the EPA has refused to suspend the ethanol mandate. The EPA has apparently feared perceived failure of a “green fuel” program on President Obama’s watch. A word from the President could set Lisa Jackson’s mind at rest, and create those additional jobs in short order.
 
However, a temporary suspension of the ethanol mandate is unlikely to work. Temporary moves are discounted by business, as the President found with his stimulus spending. The President should now lift the ethanol mandate as a waste of taxpayer money, a drag on blue-collar job creation—and a threat to many thousands of livestock farmers. To add insult to injury, ethanol is expensive to make and has 35 % fewer BTU’s per gallon. The EPA approved 15% blend will melt fuel lines and burn valves in many cars. Who will pay for the repairs?
 
End Notes:
 
Thomas Elam, Ethanol Production: Economic Impact on Meat and Poultry Consumption, Value and Jobs, FarmEcon LLC, Indianapolis, In., Oct 30, 2012. (Dr Elam is a highly experienced agricultural economist who has served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Outlook and Situation Board and held responsible jobs in agribusiness.)
 
“Interview with Naomi Klein,” Common Dreams, Feb. 29, 2012.
 
Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. He is co-author, with S. Fred Singer of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years. Readers may write to him at PO Box 202 Churchville, VA 2442; email to cgfi@hughes.net or visit us at www.cgfi.org
 
 
 
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Can Romney Create Those 12 Million Jobs?
 
By Dennis T. Avery
 
November 1, 2012 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - Mitt Romney says he could create 12 million jobs in a four year term. Could he really do it?  The odds are he could.
 
Romney would start, of course, with energy, where gasoline prices have doubled under Obama. High energy costs have scuttled lots of small businesses; people could no longer afford their goods or services. High gas prices also drove some employees out of the job market as they could no longer afford commuting to a job with modest pay.
 
Obama campaigned on raising energy costs even higher; to protect us from the man-made global warming that is not occurring. He even hints about further slashing fossil fuel use after he wins “more flexibility” in a second term.
 
Romney would also eliminate the fear that the EPA will restrict the fracking that is delivering a wealth of lower-cost oil and gas. This should, instead, create more and more new jobs. Writing in London’s Daily Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says “Swathes of American industry have acquired a massive and lasting advantage in energy costs over global rivals [due to fracking]. . . . Europe is going in the opposite direction, drifting toward energy suicide.” 
 
With fracking, some 50 new U.S. petrochemical projects have recently been unveiled. Royal Dutch Shell is planning a big ethane plant near Pittsburg. Dow Chemical is shutting down operations in Belgium, Holland, Spain, the UK and Japan—but pouring money into a new propylene plant in Texas.
 
The American Chemistry Council says shale fracking has also reversed the fortunes of the aluminum, iron, steel, rubber, coated metals and glass industries. It is encouraging a “homecoming” of machine tool, electrical products, transport equipment, and furniture industries back from China, says PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Chinese wages have been surging, so our new low-cost gas offsets higher U.S. wages— under a government they can trust.
 
Interior Secretary Salazar has sharply reduced permits for drilling on Federal lands and offshore waters. Now he’s quietly put half the National Petroleum Reserve in the Alaskan tundra off limits to drilling. That reserve has been designated for energy development since 1923!  The eco-activists already have the nearby Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for the caribou and migrating birds—though today’s North Slope oil production doesn’t even threaten them.
 
Romney would also end Obama’s senseless war on coal, restoring vitality to the heartland states, which depend on burning coal cleanly to keep their electricity costs competitive.
 
Then there’s the huge uncertainty of Obamacare. One of the President’s health-care advisors has just predicted the cost of private health insurance will rise 30 percent by 2016. At the same time, large numbers of doctors are opting out of Medicare because their mandated government payments won’t cover their costs. One of those rising costs is medical liability insurance—the “tax” imposed by the trial lawyers who support Obama.
 
That’s all before we even get to the mounting debt and the out-of-control spending he seems determined to continue. “Investments” in education and infrastructure still will cost money we don’t have, unless we cut spending elsewhere. On debt, spending, energy, health care, appointing Supreme Court justices--and even following the laws on the books—I label Barack Obama the “uncertainty President.” His National Labor Relations Board even barred Boeing from building a new plant in South Carolina!   
 
Obama seems to want to dismantle the country that elected him and wrestle it into some different shape only he can see. That means a President Romney could eliminate the political uncertainties that have kept even companies with cash from expanding in the Obama years.
 
Twelve million more jobs?  It might well be more.
 
 
Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. He is co-author, with S. Fred Singer, of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years. Readers may write to him at PO Box 202 Churchville, VA 2442; email to cgfi@mgwnet.com. Visit our website at www. cgfi.org
 
 
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Former Bin Laden Tracking Unit Director Michael Scheuer Charges WH With Deliberately Allowing Americans To Die


November 1, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to an interview conducted by NewsMax, Michael Scheuer, the man at the CIA who was in charge of the team hunting bin-Laden has leveled what is perhaps the most devastating critique yet of Team Obama's actions in the Benghazi tragedy.

Scheuer claims states in that interview:
"Had we sent people to try to help the people who were being attacked, we may have been too late, it may have taken too long to get there, we may have run into a bigger battle and lost more people but the key element here is there is no evidence, from day one until today, that the Obama administration did anything at all to help those people,” he said. “Nothing was put in train. Nothing was tried. At the end of the day, we abandoned those four people on the orders of the president.

The communiques from the DOD and from the agency make it very clear, especially the CIA said, that at no level within the agency did we refuse to help those people who needed help. That was as close as General [David] Petraeus could come to saying that we were ready to help and the president and his staff said no use of force to rescue those people.”

Scheuer's viewpoint is widely shared within the intelligence community, especially at the CIA, an organization which Obama has already thrown under the campaign bus.

Rumor has it that at least two of the networks have what is in effect the "smoking gun" email which proves that the order to "stand down" came from president Obama.

If things were to run their normal course in the MSM, this information would be withheld until after the election - remember the LA Times is still apparently holding video of  Barack Obama praising PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 event.
However these are not normal times, now the nets have Fox News to contend with and Jennifer Griffin is all over this matter, reporting last Friday that the WH has been manifestly warned that security ant Benghazi, always iffy, was deteriorating.

If it appears that Fox can produce the incriminating email, then all bets are off. In the world of big time journalism, at least the way the left practices it today, your job is to insulate the president from the consequences of his actions, or lack thereof. However at a more base level, news organization operate with a pack of sharks mentality. If Fox makes Obama bleed into the water, then the MSM will simply engage in a food fight, and Mr. Obama's reputation and electoral chances be damned - these folks do not want to get scooped and certainly not by the likes of the upstart and very aggressive Fox News team.

With the phony scare of the world's greatest hurricane now put to bed, the campaign is once again on. We believe that Mr. Obama will lose on the 6th, the only question now is whether it is going to be a landslide rejection.

If the MSM is forced to relate the terrible news about Barack Obama's  Benghazi betrayal, they will merely be acting to save their own skins gladly roasting the bony little man in the expensive suit whom they largely created.

In the jaw breakrt world of real journo, maintaining what's left of the MSM's street cred will trump anything and any president.

In this matter the power to create is truly the power to destroy.

If necessary they will toss Obama out the window like a used condom rather than suffer further ignominy by defending a dead man walking.

According to informed speculation, it has become clear that Ambassador Stevens' major role in Libya was in brokering arms to members of the Syrian opposition - of course the administration had no idea of exactly where these weapons wiould end up among the chaotic Syrian "resistance," which includes numerous al-Qaeda and related jihadist cells.

Word has it that Assad got wind of this and ordered the hit on Stevens, hence the administration's refusal to aid the CIA assets - who disobeyed orders [giving their lives] in order to help save embassy employees might have had the even more sinister motivation of tamping down the real reason behind the targeting of Stevens.

To see a full explication of this angle please refer to Clare Lopez' excellent reportage.

Given the fast breaking nature of this story, we feel that this is getting well beyond speculation and shortly, possibly before the election this tactical nuke will be detonated. If that happens the administration will be swept away in the blast wave.

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