By John W. Lillpop
Justice may be an most unwelcome interloper in the life of Bowe Bergdahl, the young army Sgt. charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. Ultimately, if convicted, Bergdahl could spend the rest of his life behind bars in military incarceration.
There is no sympathy for Bergdahl in this space: He apparently committed a serious crime against America. Innocent US soldiers lost their lives trying to locate him.
Bowe Bergdahl deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law, if found guilty.
However, in a nation where it is fashionable to pretend that no individual is above the law, Bergdahl’s alleged crimes pale in comparison to those committed by the Commander-in-Chief, and the man sworn by oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
That would be Barack Obama, living proof that the American electorate is, indeed, “stupid” and vulnerable to choreographed deceit, misinformation, and outright lying by political frauds more interested in promoting a personal “legacy” and extreme ideological views than defending the American people and the American way of life.
In the scheming hands of tyrant-in-chief Barack Obama, Bowe Bergdahl was but a pawn to be exploited by a contemptuous, angry president to pursue closure of GITMO, an unmet objective in his sinister scheme to undermine America, and finally undo the works of former President George W. Bush.
Obama must have found the temptations irresistible: He could release dangerous Taliban commanders from the hated GITMO and (he assumed) gain public sympathy by rescuing a captive American soldier Bergdahl, all in one vile act of treason!
Unfortunately, Obama has the defect of character necessary to commit such an unspeakable act of treason.
Americans can rest assured that Bowe Bergdahl will taste the bitter fruits resulting from his vile acts.
However, the fate of the real villain is less certain: To wit, will Barack Obama be allowed to continue his reign of terror against America by escaping judgment for his treason in the Bowe Bergdahl for enemy commanders scandal?
Or is the “no man is above the law” brag more fiction than fact?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:00 AM
By John W. Lillpop
It took him 30 years, but Democrat Harry Reid finally did something bordering on patriotic and good for America: The battered, bruised minority leader announced that he will NOT seek re-election in 2016!
“Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.”
Whatever the real reason for Reid’s departure, the American people should rejoice in celebrating the long-overdue end to a career that was never based on serving the best interests of the American people. Rather, corruption and slavish dedication to leftist ideology made Harry Reid one of the fiercest supporting actors in Barack Obama’s tyrannical attempt to destroy America.
He will NOT be missed, except by legions of “stupid” Americans who share his vision for a bankrupt, defenseless 3rd-world America where borders and speaking English are regarded as racist bigotry!
America will certainly benefit from Reid’s departure and that of Barack Obama in 2016.
However, for the sake of political purity, we the people should rally around the idea of sending Democrat Nancy Pelosi on her merry way to whatever adventures still await her ruinous hand.
For instance, with the advancing age of Pope Francis, perhaps Pelosi could mount a campaign to be the first female, pro-abortion, pro-gay Pope in history?
After all, according to the former Shreiker of the House, she knows more about Catholic doctrine and divine will than Pope Francis and several of his predecessors combined!
And Pelosi just turned 75 on Thursday, just the right age for an out-of-touch lefty to retire to the loony bins of San Francisco, or in a more spiritual calling, to make the Catholic Church more responsive to the unmet needs of non-compliant sinners on the run!
With a little effort, Pelosi might do for the Catholic Church what she did so well for the US House, which is to make that body irrelevant, irreverent, and irresponsible.
Go Nancy! Please!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:25 AM
By John W. Lillpop
As reported, Yemen is close to falling into all out civil war:
“After a week of escalating conflict, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Sunday to address the crisis, which has resulted in the United States withdrawing its remaining military personnel from the impoverished country.
The UN special envoy for Yemen, Jamal Benomar, warned at the meeting that events appear to be leading the country “to the edge of civil war” and urged all parties to step back from the brink and resolve the conflict peacefully.”
Benomar stressed in a video briefing from Qatar that neither the Houthis nor their opponent, Yemen’s president, could realistically expect to establish control over the whole country.”
The Yemen crisis is particularly ominous because just a few short months ago, President Barack Obama held Yemen up as a sterling example of America’s counter terrorism “strategy” when he addressed the American public to announce a quasi-war against the new threat of the so-called Islamic State (aka ISIS aka ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
At that time, Obama said:
“This counter terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort … using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground,” said Obama. “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”
Once again, this failed president has demonstrated a woeful lack of experience, wisdom, competence, and integrity of the type needed to function as Commander-in-Chief.
Indeed, his failures in foreign affairs is on a par with those suffered on domestic issues.
The real tragedy for America and the world is that Obama and his liberal sycophants, including the mainstream media, actually believe (so they say) that his strategy and policies are working and are worthy of copying elsewhere.
Lord help us if the Obama strategy against ISIS is anywhere nearly as calamitous as the nightmare in Yemen!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:37 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Talk about a tough week for America’s cognitive dysfunctional community organizer!
To begin with, patriotic and otherwise sane Israelis ignored Obama’s offensive meddling in their elections and instead voted in the best interests of the Jewish state and its six million residents. In a landslide victory described as “Against all odds,” the Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevailed, securing an unprecedented 4th term for the feisty Bibi.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) added to The One’s misery by putting the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General off until probably mid-April, thereby leaving the Department of Justice in the unjust, racist hands of Eric Holder until at least then.
Finally, Obama turned to You Tube in a feeble attempt to use his vaunted charm and charisma to gather support from the Iranian people during the festival of Norwuz, the Persian New Year.
As reported, Iran’s lead Mullah was not amused:
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday ruled out any cooperation with the United States in the troubled Middle East, saying talks with Washington are confined to nuclear issues.
In a closely watched speech marking the Persian new year festival of Nowruz, Khamenei took steps to quell speculation that any nuclear deal with the West could lead to a wider rapprochement.
"No way," he told a raucous crowd in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad, on the chances of an agreement on Iran's atomic program having other policy implications.
"Negotiations with the United States are on the nuclear issue and nothing else," he said.
"US objectives on regional matters are the opposite to our objectives," Khamenei said, accusing Washington of creating instability in Syria, Libya and Egypt.
His remarks were greeted by chants of "Death to America" from the tightly packed thousands who gathered to hear him speak.
Khamenei's comments appeared to be a blunt rejection of overtures made by US President Barack Obama that a nuclear deal could lead to cooperation in the Middle East, chiefly against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria.”
Thus ends Obama’s wretched week which started with an aborted death wish for Israel and concluded with “Death to America”chants in the terrorist capitol of the world!
That man Obama certainly seems to have a world-class knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time!
Happy New Year???
Posted by John W Lillpop at 5:11 AM
By John W. Lillpop
With all due respect to Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, the notion that baristas in his employ should prod barely awake coffee addicts into riveting conversations about race is NOT good business, nor is it particularly patriotic!
Especially at 5 bells in the AM!
Like many other Americans, I feel overwhelmed by the ubiquitous harangues about race and racism. Which is not to say that racial discrimination does need not to be intelligently addressed and eradicated.
There is no doubt that American history is replete with slavery, Jim Crow laws, and other grinding, inhuman abuse wantonly inflicted upon black people.
But it is also true that over the years substantial improvement has been effected in the lives of millions of African-American families.
Just as importantly, there ARE other issues of the day worthy of focus.
Instead, our society remains obsessed with race---in politics, education, jobs, income, housing, retirement, health, entitlements, religion, sports---every aspect of life is thoroughly dissected to identify, or create, a racial narrative.
Frankly, there is no shortage of race talk in America!
Schultz would be far better off concentrating exclusively on pushing his overpriced coffee and leaving the pursuit of race talk to the discretion of each individual!
Mind you, most of the Starbucks baristas I have encountered seem to be decent, intelligent beings, quite expert in Cappuccino, Latte and the like.
However, few seem in possession of the requisite knowledge, temperament, or passion needed to host public meaningful discourse about the most volatile subject in American history!
Mr. Schultz unless you are willing to be remembered as the coffee merchant who provoked the start of the 2nd US civil war, please restrain yourself by keeping the coffee fresh and hot and by ordering your baristas to studiously avoid any mention of race!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:57 AM