Many items in my electronic in-tray vied for my attention on booting up this morning after our 3-day weekend offline. Some get ditched quickly, others relating to this blog deserve study, the rest make good background info.
If they’d be of interest to you too, here’s a few.:
1. America’s withdrawal from the Middle-East under ‘The Obama Doctrine’ – Lee Smith, the critically acclaimed author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics and the Clash of Arab Civilizations briefed the Middle-East Forum on the dangers of ‘extrication’ from this region. He argues that the major problem with this policy is of the vacuum being filled by others who are not always friendly powers. Libya is cited as an example. Click here to read brief, one-page synopsis.
2. Obama’s new Secretary of State seems to think he can encourage Egyptian reform by rescuing Egypt from its impending financial calamity. (Shhh… let’s pretend that’s not happening back home, like the swathe of ‘sequester’ defense cuts!) And whyever not, his boss gave the Muslim Brotherhood the all-clear when he popped into Cairo so soon after his inauguration. Yet President Morsi is far too preoccupied with spreading
MB control the rot nationwide. (Debka’s exclusive report refers)
3. By the way, an unusually large locust swarm (of Biblical proportions) has hit Egypt.
4. According to John McTernan, terrorist group Hamas has warned President Obama against any plans to visit the Temple Mount during his trip to Israel later this month.
5. Joel Rosenberg reckons Iran already has nuclear weapons, according to one expert’s analysis. This wouldn’t be surprising as Iran has cleverly duped the West all along.
Finally, do you recall Watergate?
One of the ace journalists who investigated Richard Nixon was Bob Woodward. This weekend’s report from Bill Koenig not only quotes him, but also reports other reputable journalists as having encountered severe problems with the administration.:
Bob Woodward notes that POTUS is showing “a kind of madness I’ve not seen in a long time“. Editor-in-chief of National Journal, Ron Fournier, had to rebuke a senior White House official. This indicates deep, deceptive issues and manipulation of the media at the heart of American politics, as here.:
“The way the president’s availability to the press has shrunk in the last two years is a disgrace,” said ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who has covered every president back to Gerald R. Ford. “The president’s day-to-day policy development — on immigration, on guns — is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.” [Source: Politico, Obama The Puppet Master – emphasis added.]
As an accredited Christian reporter at The White House, Bill Koenig’s conclusion is worthy of due regard.:
This is a problem that is coming to the surface, and hopefully the media that have fawned over Obama and helped him get elected twice will see that they have been duped. The fact is that those who are bold don’t get emails answered or are not called on for questions in White House press briefings or press conferences with the President. However, some of the liberal media has come to the White House defense very likely for favor that will come from that.
I don’t think this last item may be news to my States-side readers?
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