It’s a cry that has rung out over the decades, driven by a variety of situations. From Korea to today various parts of our nation have called for our troops to come home. Those on the front lines and those at all other levels. Some group has wanted any and all back here at home. The group I find the most comfort among is those who want everybody home as soon as possible, and let the world fend for itself. Or burn. But the problem is I am cursed with the ability to see, and acknowledge, the bigger picture. That picture is we can’t do this. Not anymore. As far as I can see it’s simply too late.
The world has crumbled too far for the World Cop to pull up stakes now. As much as the rest of the world hates that World Cop, they love our money and manpower. And even our technology. And the money, did I mention the money? They really love that. They don’t want us nation building…but they want to know why we have not come down hard on this dictator or that one. Why we’ve let this terrorist or that continue to hide among the rocks. And they want to know when we’ll fix it…minus any troops of their own, of course. All while their punditry denounces us and presumes to a level of civilization we primitives obviously lack, being willing to fight the battles they want fought but won’t dirty themselves with.
Has nobody but me noticed we are no longer really the “World Cop”?
We’re the global mercenary now instead. They pay us in oil…as long as we pad the lives we sacrifice with more dollars…and we run around and put out their brush fires under the guise of defending our freedom.
And what do we have at home but a president and a cabinet who have set a course to serve these foreign interests first. We’ll continue to waste our dollars and lives in cesspools while Muslim extremists convert other dustbowls to instant enemies. And to help them along we sell out our former allies, distasteful though they may have been, for something even worse. The same president who lacks legitimacy here at home preaches to others about legitimacy without a hint of irony. Condemns them for the same things we went to war for last time, which he and his ilk opposed and demeaned, without a hint recognition of the hypocrisy. And hopes to drive the dictator out only to be replaced by a theocracy that openly hates us…and won’t be a bit kinder to the people who live under it. Does this president not see the error…or does he not see it AS an error?
To get out of this we needed to start ten years ago, with the attacks of Sept 11. While leveling Middle Eastern nations without acknowledgment of foreign emotion, we needed a plan here at home. One that didn’t focus on abusing the constitutional rights of Citizens. A security and energy plan that focused on closing our borders, redeveloping our self sufficiency and getting our troops home as soon as we turned the big rocks over there into smaller ones that are harder to hide under. We needed an in depth policy to power our nation:
10 years to refit old nuclear plants that can be refit, and replace those which have to go offline while expanding nuclear energy into totally new areas. We should, by now, be powering all our cities and grids with nuclear. We should be heating all our rural and suburban areas with our own natural gas. The Dept of Energy should have been doing its bloody job. We should be fine tuning our crude reserves to fuel most of our automotive traffic as almost the only place we use crude. And we should have a bevy of coal fired power plans ready to come online at a moment’s notice to meet higher demand or terrorist attack. THEN we could talk about green jobs and alternative energy. THEN our economy would not be in the toilet and nobody would care that Saddam managed to hide his chemicals better than we expected.
With our borders closed and a responsible policy on immigration and energy we could bring our troops home, except for support of a few key allies. And we could mostly let the world burn. Then we’d have to play Global Cop again, of course. In 20 years we could pick up the pieces and set our own agenda and bargain from a position of strength, as any great nation should do. A decade of introspection then would leave us with the strength to survive, without need of multi-colored alerts and Orwellian bad guys now. But to do that we needed honesty and strength in leadership. And we’d continue to need it now. Instead we got anything but. And now it’s too late to start even i what passes for current leadership had the wits and willingness to try.
When illegal aliens over run Texas to the point it affects our food supplies, and fuel costs climb until it stifles food transportation, and some Muslim maniac fires off a dirty bomb out west while his Brothers talk of Shari’ah back East Jane and Joe will finally see things for what they are. But with our oil production crushed, alternative energy decades away, green jobs a bad joke and $1000 a month heating bills in a broken housing market where driving to work uses 35% of your net pay what will they DO about it? Insist on starting over? Taking the medicine and tightening belts? Or clamoring to Washington and the mocking creature in the White House to save them. We know the answer, those of us who have been paying attention. And so with a nod to the Sipsey Street Irregulars, remember folks…First One Pays For All…
December 26, 3:49 PMColumbia Conservative ExaminerAnthony G. Martin
In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States.
According to Threatswatch:
Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order “Amending Executive Order 12425.” It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other “International Organizations” as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.
By removing language from President Reagan’s 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates – now operates – on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
What, exactly does this mean? It means that INTERPOL now has the full authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcement activities on U.S. soil, with full immunity from U.S. laws such as the Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence from oversight from the FBI.
In short, a global law enforcement entity now has full law-enforcement authority in the U.S. without any check on its power afforded by U.S. law and U.S. law enforcement agencies.
A bit of background is in order here, and Hot Air provides it:
During his presidency, Ronald Reagan granted the global police agency Interpol the status of diplomatic personnel in order to engage more constructively on international law enforcement. In Executive Order 12425, Reagan made two exceptions to that status. The first had to do with taxation, but the second was to make sure that Interpol had the same accountability for its actions as American law enforcement — namely, they had to produce records when demanded by courts and could not have immunity for their actions.
Barack Obama unexpectedly revoked those exceptions in a change to EO 12425 last (week)…
And he’s not shy about it, either…
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2009
Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425
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AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.
People can hem and haw all they want about global government and a “New World Order” but this is not merely more mortar in the joints, it’s another brick wall all by itself. And some of you were wondering where Obama would get his “enforcers”? Guess what, I just found ‘em for you.
Before pursuing socio-economic changes, due to the somewhat specious argument that humanity is the chief cause of Global Climate Change (GCC), an analysis for reducing man made CO2 must be done. The reason for this is because the worst offenders (India, China, sub-Saharan Africa, etc), according to the Kyoto Protocol (KP), are required to do little, if anything, to reduce their CO2 levels. The United States is a carbon sink, but would be required by KP to spend TRILLIONS on a problem to which it is a net non-contributor.
The analysis must include:
- Irrefutable scientific proof that human activity, rather than solar output, is causing Global Climate Change
- The percentage of Global Warming/Cooling (GW/C) attributable to human activity.
- Scientific study showing X% reduction CO2 will result in Y% reduction of the rate of GCC.
- The cost in USD / % reduction of CO2
- Necessary technologies for achieving said reduction including:
– the costs of R&D,
– operating and maintaining those technologies,
– source(s) of funding and any negative environmental effects thereof.
- Economic impacts of the technologies on the nations’ people, businesses, and governments.
- Cost of minimizing natural changes in “greenhouse gas” levels to maintain target GCC rate.
- Cost/benefit ratio for entire process and arguments against spending resources preparing for the inevitable, rather than trying to stop the unstoppable.
Before the GCC propagandists (GCCPs) distract us, we must realize a few things about our atmosphere. First and foremost is how much each of the Greenhouse Gases (GG) contribute to the Greenhouse Effect (GE). We must also ask the most glaring question – Just how much of the GE is caused by human activity? The answer? “NOT MUCH”.
When not adjusted for the Water Vapor (WV) in our atmosphere, CO2 accounts for 73.4% of the GE. Methane accounts for 7.1%, Nitrous Oxide adds another 19%, CFCs and other misc. gases comprise 1.4%
Again, this is NOT accounting for the major GG – Water Vapor.
Once WV is added to the mix, the percentages drop to insignificant, approaching comedic, levels. You see, WV accounts for 95% of the total GE and it cannot be ignored. When adjusted for WV, CO2 suddenly accounts for 3.6% of the GE. Methane, Nitrous Oxide and the other misc. gases account for 0.36%, 0.95% and 0.072% respectively.
To further exacerbate the GCCPs, we must also realize the vast majority of GGs occur naturally. Humanity accounts for 0.001% of WV, 3.325% of CO2, 18.338% of Methane, 4.933% of N2O, and 65.711% of the other offending gases. Those percentages seem high, but you have to remember all of them combined (man-made and natural sources) comprises FIVE percent of the GE. Water Vapor, almost all of which is natural in origin accounts for 95% of the GE.
To answer the question that preceded this lengthy explanation, humanity accounts for roughly 0.28% of the Greenhouse effect, if WV is taken into account. That figure rises to a mere 5.53% if one does not.
Information for the above found here:
To further complicate the GCCPs stance on this subject, we must remember that 35 years ago in the mid-1970s the experts had the following to say on global COOLING:
“We have about five more years at the outside to do something,”
a.. ecologist Kenneth Watt April 19, 1970.
Hmmm…that one sounds familiar.
“the world has 10 years or less to turn things around before it is too late”
Al Gore, concerning global warming/climate change – July 2008
But, let’s get back to the 1970s, shall we?
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
- Harvard biologist George Wald, 1970.
“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”
- New York Times editorial page, 1970.
“If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.”
- University of California, Davis Prof. Kenneth Watt.
Earth is warmer because solar output is higher than it was 35 years ago, not because of anything humanity has done, or CAN DO.
In fact, Dr. Roy Spencer, who made his career studying climate for NASA states, “Were it not for weather, the natural greenhouse effect would cause the surface of the Earth to average 140 degrees.”
The reason for this, according to Dr. Spencer is our weather patterns short-circuit the GE. Funny how we never hear about that.
In conclusion, and I’ve only begun to scratch the surface, Global Warming/Cooling and Anthropogenic (Manmade) Climate Change are nothing more than a group of people trying to get rich by scaring the masses. They are aided and abetted by those in the liberal mainstream media.
When Mr. Gore figures out a way to put a dimmer switch on the Sun then, and ONLY then, can we talk about humanity’s affect on Earth’s climate. Until that comes to pass, I invite Mr. Gore to sit down, shut the heck up, and quit perpetuating the grand daddy of all hoaxes upon humanity.
So, what’s the skinny on Global Warming/Climate change? Only that the argument is so thin, it’s anorexic.
Dan Hennessy resides in Grand Forks, ND and has been studying the dynamic in the hysteria perpetuated by the Climate Change Propaganda Machine for 5 years.
On March 20th there was a meeting between Kissinger and Russian president Medvedev. This meeting included James Baker, Charles Shultz, William Perry and former Senator Sam Nunn. The purpose of the meeting was a discussion of the global economic climate. What happened at the meeting is something more important, and something we will all have to deal with if Kissinger, et al, said what is claimed.
The meeting, according to sources from the Kremlin. focused on US willingness to accept a “New Global Order” in partnership with Russia and the Middle East. The goal, to allow the US access to their rich natural resources…oil, in other words. To some this would make sense, but even to them it’s how “they” intend to get us there that should make you set up and take notice. Once again, in the world of the Elite, it’s We The People who have to foot the bill.
On the Kissinger agenda as promised to Medvedev is the devaluation of the US dollar and sweeping new policies from the Obama Admin to completely reform the American financial system by fully integrating it into a single Global Economy. When Medvedev voiced doubts that the US people would tolerate such actions Kissinger replied that the people are being primed through media focus on the behavoir and collapse of financial banking giants to overwhelm their representatives in support of the Obama plans. Behavior such as the insurance giant AIG, which after receiving over $300 billion in US taxpayer money paid out nearly $200 million in bonuses. The collapsed stock selling giant Merrill Lynch which after receiving $20 billion in US taxpayer money paid out $3.6 billion in bonuses. The collapsed US banking giant Citigroup who after receiving $45 billion in US taxpayer money announced a $10 million redecoration of their executive office suites.
When pressed by Medvedev about preventing civil society from breaking down in the course of such sweeping changes Kissinger supposedly replied “By September we’ll have confiscated all privately owned guns so it really doesn’t matter what we do, we’ll still be in charge”.