After another embarrassing meeting between Obama and Brown, America's National Disgrace and England's National Disgrace, the Messiah of Chicago handing the Queen an iPod with his speeches on it, Obama went to pay his respects to his Master, Saudi tyrant, King Abdullah.
While the media is busy assuring everyone that the Obamas are doing fantastically well, the rest of the world is laughing at him and at us. Not that you'll hear that from the American press, busy bowing to Obama, as deeply as Obama is busy bowing to his Saudi masters.
Under the National Flag Code, the United States flag as the symbol of the nation is not to be dipped to anyone or anything. The President and First Lady too are not to bow to anyone. Certainly not to foreign monarchs.
But considering the Saudi ties in Obama's background, this show of obeisance is not surprising... particularly when contrasted with the rude treatment of the Browns and Queen of England. Obama is making it clear where his priorities and allegiances lie. And the press is busy reporting on what the First Scarecrow wore, while doling out shameless flattery by the pound.
Obama's groveling before the Saudi king is even more pathetic when you consider that King Abdullah excused his own subjects from bowing to him. Obama naturally is ranked even lower than an ordinary Saudi, since he is not a full Muslim and is part African, which in the Arab racial worldview makes him an Abd, or a slave. The mocking expressions on the faces of those watching makes their reaction to the scene of the Fall of America all too clear.
More reactions from James Lewis at the American Thinker who asks, Would Abe Lincoln Bow Before a Slave Keeping Saudi King?
As for King Abdullah bin Saud, I, a free-born Black man, bow down to you in the ancient gesture of slave submission --- even though the Saudis no longer welcome bowing to a mere human being, but only to Allah. That low bow and that series of "Up yours!" gestures to the Brits, who are still helping us militarily in Afghanistan, are carefully scripted gestures. They are meant to be seen by you and me -- imperialistic monsters -- and by the famous Arab street, who understand bowing and submission quite nicely. Even though the Arab League just applauded the indicted little Hitler of the Sudan, a regime still deeply enmeshed in criminal genocide and Black slavery -- raiding, killing, and forcible conversion of native African peoples to Islam.
What would Abraham Lincoln say? Would he turn red with shame at the sight of an American president kowtowing to a slave-keeping Arab royal?
I think Abe Lincoln would have been fighting in a whole other kind of civil war even long before this.
Atlas Shrugs meanwhile enumerates the many ways Obama has been pandering to the Arab world from Day 1.
· His first phone call was to Abbas, the terrorist leader of the Palestinian Authority and al Fatah;
· His first interview was on al-Arabiya News Channel, where he apologized for the United States;
· He immediately adopted the Saudi Plan as policy for Israel, which favors a contiguous Palestinian state (that is, a geographic area that connects Gaza with the West Bank and includes Jerusalem – necessarily dividing Israel);
· He dismissed charges against the perpetrators of the bombing of the USS Cole;
· He announced the shut-down of Gitmo, and apologized to the Islamic world for its existence;
· He announced that his first summit would be an Islamic summit;
· He turned a blind eye to Iran’s launch of a satellite capable of triangulating coordinates for ICBMs that Iran is furiously trying to develop for the delivery of nuclear weapons;
· He turned a blind eye to the release of A. Q. Khan, Pakistan’s top nuclear scientist, who is believed to be the very person to have delivered nuclear bomb technology to North Korea;
And we've just gotten started. The worst is yet to come. The Saudi Lobby may have lost Freeman, but their people from James L. Jones down, combined with Obama's own left wing radicals form the real backbone of America's new foreign policy. And they have a common interest in bringing down the US, and the rest of the West and empowering terrorists.
Meanwhile considering that Obama bowed to a regime that not only keeps slaves, but where 50 percent of the population, women, are themselves slaves... it's worth taking a look at how Obama has betrayed the women of Afghanistan.
It was only a few years ago that Laura Bush, who normally shied from causes that could be considered controversial, took up their banner. "The brutal oppression of women is a central goal of the terrorists," the first lady said in a radio address shortly after President Bush launched the U.S-led invasion to overthrow the Taliban following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "The plight of women and children in Afghanistan is a matter of deliberate human cruelty, carried out by those who seek to intimidate and control."
That was then. This is now: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has just signed a law that forces women to obey their husbands' sexual demands, keeps women from leaving the house -- even for work or school -- without a husband's permission, automatically grants child custody rights to fathers and grandfathers before mothers, and favors men in inheritance disputes and other legal matters. In short, the law again consigns Afghan women to lives of brutal repression.
Afghanistan's women are, apparently, the latest casualty of the Obama administration's tilt toward realpolitik: ignore human rights violations -- whether they're in China, Russia or in the quiet misery of an Afghan villager's home -- in pursuit of larger foreign policy goals.
That's the real story, and it shows that Chas Freeman was the real face of Obama's new foreign policy. One wonders when some of the large numbers of women who came out for Obama will begin reconsidering their votes.
Even as Obama is talking about making a deal with the Taliban and Joe Biden assures us how "moderate" they are, even as they're flogging women again.
A video showing a teenage girl being flogged by Taliban fighters has emerged from the Swat Valley in Pakistan, offering a shocking glimpse of militant brutality in the once-peaceful district, and a sign of Taliban influence spreading deeper into the country.
The two-minute video, shot using a mobile phone, shows a burka-clad woman face down on the ground. Two men hold her arms and feet while a third, a black-turbaned fighter with a flowing beard, whips her repeatedly.
"Please stop it," she begs, alternately whimpering or screaming in pain with each blow to the backside. "Either kill me or stop it now."
A crowd of men stands by, watching silently. Off camera a voice issues instructions. "Hold her legs tightly," he says as she squirms and yelps.
After 34 lashes the punishment stops and the wailing woman is led into a stone building, trailed by a Kalashnikov-carrying militant.
Reached by phone, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the flogging. "She came out of her house with another guy who was not her husband, so we must punish her. There are boundaries you cannot cross," he said. He defended the Taliban's right to thrash women shoppers who were inappropriately dressed, saying it was permitted under Islamic law.
Ms Minallah said the punishment had been inflicted within the last 10 days, following the signing of a controversial peace deal under which the provincial government ceded control of the valley's judicial system to the militants.
"This video is being widely circulated because the Taliban want people to see it. They want to give the message that this is taking place after the peace deal because this is something they ideologically believe in," she said.
Since the peace deal, women have been beaten for shopping unaccompanied in Mingora's main market and dozens of girls' schools remain closed, many of them bombed.
This is the real face of Obama's bright new shining policy in Afghanistan. The face that the media will not talk about.
The media's constant promotion of Obama is a collection of propaganda. TV newscasts and newspapers read as if they emerged out of Oceania or North Korea filled with constant slavering praise for the Beloved Leader. But this is the reality of Obama's rule. The ugliness. The misery. The pain.
The surrender to our worst enemies and the worst enemies of mankind.
Meanwhile from Jihad Watch, the Saudi Lobby, aka CAIR is targeting a San Francisco talk show host who told the truth about Islam.
The nation's leading Islamic civil rights group today issued a call for San Francisco-based KSFO 560 AM to reprimand two local talk show hosts -- and has asked the station's listeners to contact advertisers -- following a segment that it says "mocked Islam, misstated Muslim beliefs and cast suspicion on political participation by American Muslims.''
The Council on American-Islamic Relations -- known as CAIR -- sent out the letter Thursday after the Chronicle Spin Cycle Political blog this week reported on a morning comedy segment by KSFO 560-AM hosts Brian Sussman and his radio sidekick "Officer Vic."
The pair, during the Monday program, did a comedic segment about Islam and its tenets, and joked that "Islamic finance is about living within your means and helping the needy - unless they're Jews," the blog reported. Additionally, they observed that "the great honorable qualities of that good old time religion: honor killings, female circumcision, not allowing women to drive...Jews are monkeys, pigs.''
Naturally Muslims can believe that and worse... and practice it. But just as in Europe, it's forbidden to actually mention the ugliness of Islamic beliefs. Of course when the UN's push to criminalize defamation of Islam kicks in, the FCC will be able to pull licenses for this sort of thing.
From Gates of Vienna, a look at the reality of how Muslims in the West see things.
Here the premise of reversion is on display, as is the position that Muslims have more right to Australia, than the Australians. Just as they have more right to Israel than the Israelis, more right to Europe than the Europeans, and of course the right to have the leader of America bow to them.
From Israel meanwhile, Israpundit remembers the Muslim massacre of the Hadassah medical convoy in Jerusalem.
During World War II, the staff of Hadassah Hospital played a significant role in helping Allied military forces throughout the Middle East. They offered weekly lectures and meetings to British medical personnel that acquainted them with regional medical issues including blood diseases, jaundice, dysentery, anemia and high blood pressure. Courses were also given on how to deal with infestations of sand-flies, worms, poisonous snakes, mosquitoes and other disease carrying insects.
The Hebrew University’s Department of Bacteriology and Hygiene provided anti-typhus and anti-dysentery vaccines. The Zoology Department’s research on relapsing cave fever taught the British army to avoid encampments near caves.
Malaria was a major debilitating threat to Allied forces. As a result, the British Army established ten anti-malaria units that were sent to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, Burma, Greece and Italy in advance of their troops. Four of these units were under the command of Jewish malaria experts, who pioneered the use of aerial use of pesticides to kill nests of mosquitoes. Medical expertise was provided by the Parasitology Department.
Once the partition of Palestine was approved by the United Nations on November 29, 1947, the violence against the Jews intensified. The equivalent of a Red Cross medical convoy comprised of non-combatants including doctors, nurses and university faculty and students was ambushed by Arabs in the Sheikh Jarrah section of Jerusalem. Although The British High Commissioner and the British Secretary of State personally gave their assurances that these convoys would be protected by British troops and police, seventy-eight Jews were murdered.
The attack, which lasted seven hours, began at 9:30 a.m. and took place less than 600 feet from the British military post. The British watched from the sidelines. Jewish appeals for help were ignored until mid-afternoon. But by then the Jews had either been burned alive in buses or shot. There were 28 survivors, only eight had no injuries.
Among the dead were the founders of the new faculty of medicine, a physicist, a philologist, a cancer researcher, the head of the university’s department of psychology, and an authority on Jewish law. A doctor who waited four years to marry the nurse he loved was killed when he went to say good bye to his patients before leaving on his honeymoon.
That of course is the real face of Islam, the grinning hatefilled visage of the savage driven to destroy, to kill and to maim.... particularly those things which represent human progress and achievements. Who better to kill doctors who fought to save lives, than the followers of the Muslim Cult of Death?
The following Ayn Rand video sums it up quite nicely in response to Phil Donahue's liberal posturing.
Direct and to the point.
Meanwhile Daniel Pipes praises Avigdor Lieberman's political debut.
Lieberman poured scorn on prior Israeli governments: "The fact that we say the word 'peace' twenty times a day will not bring peace any closer."
"We are also losing ground every day in public opinion. Does anyone think that concessions, and constantly saying "I am prepared to concede," and using the word "peace" will lead to anything? No, that will just invite pressure, and more and more wars. Si vis pacem, para bellum - if you want peace, prepare for war, be strong."
Comments: (1) I have had reservations about Lieberman and still do, but this speech has him off to a great start. Put as briefly as possible, he announced that "Israel is back."
Pipes is somewhat more positive on Lieberman than I am, because while there's some good rhetoric mixed in, Lieberman has made a number of practical concessions. While they were no doubt required in order to join the government, Lieberman has a history of talking a good game, and then making many practical concessions.
As always the rest is ahead of us.