We’re back from a three week trip that took us and two other couples down to Scottsdale in our RVs to attend the annual Mercatus Center conference. Connectivity was iffy in the various RV parks we stayed on our travels, so apologies for the less than meticulous attention – ha! - I could pay to RR in the interval.
Military exercises continue to rehearse the invocation of national martial law. A correspondent in Florida reports on the latest “night operation” being conducted in Ft Lauderdale. As covered here previously, these operations, today known as Jade Helm, have been a part of our federal government’s decades long preparations to combat massive subversion in America. The putative enemy is not some minor faction like communists, neo-nazis, or even dissident Muslims, but main core American citizens who are not fans of big government and a centrally planned society. You can pooh-pooh the recent specifics here and here, but the cited federally printed documents are hard to dismiss.
The outrage at the most recent mass murder of “scores of Christians” by Muslim ragheads in Kenya is again being addressed by the Left’s crickets whose lamestream feels little impetus to connect any dots beyond a sterile report of the massacre. Meanwhile, here we get all riled up if some Christian baker refuses to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual wedding. The public's rage is both frangible and fungible, therefore it must be correctly prioritized, marshalled, and directed. More here.
In geo-strategic politics population demographics rule. Pew Research announced that around 2050 Muslims and Christians will populate the world in equal numbers. Muslims are outbreeding and out-colonizing Christians who more and more are prone to abandon their religion. The nearby figure (double click) was filched from a WSJ report on the matter.
We now see that the ‘Iran framework’ is only a yet-to-be-negotiated, legally unbound “understanding” that is not commonly understood by its US and Iranian authors regarding how it will permit Iran to continue nuclear weapons development at an unobservable pace while enjoying the immediate lifting of economy stifling sanctions that, given the parties involved, cannot readily be ‘snapped back’ when Iran inevitably once more violates whatever is put in place this June to the disbelief of our Mideast allies - Obama foreign policy’s finest hour. More here and here.
[4apr15 update] Former veteran NYT reporter and author Judith Miller is among those knowledgeable about the ins and outs of how we started the Iraq War. Some of these people of mostly a liberal persuasion are no longer willing to quietly live the lie that the lamestream has concocted and the government schools faithfully repeated over the last decade. In the 4apr15 WSJ she writes a major article – ‘The Iraq War and Stubborn Myths’ – in which she makes the case that “officials didn’t lie, and I wasn’t fed a line.” Her piece begins with –
I took America to war in Iraq. It was all me. … OK, I had some help from a duplicitous vice president, Dick Cheney. Then there was George W. Bush, a gullible president who could barely locate Iraq on a map and who wanted to avenge his father and enrich his friends in the oil business. And don’t forget the neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon who fed cherry-picked intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, to reporters like me. … None of these assertions happens to be true, though all were published and continue to have believers. This is not how wars come about, and it is surely not how the war in Iraq occurred. Nor is it what I did as a reporter for the New York Times. These false narratives deserve, at last, to be retired. (more here)
However, those narratives are a mainstay of the progressives’ mischaracterization of America’s conservatives as these pages serve to corroborate, and they will be maintained as long as our citizenry remains mired in dumbth. And that, dear reader, is a timespan which tears at the very fabric of our republic.