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  • just a conservative girl 10:02 AM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: assad, chemical weapons, , , , United Nations   

    Why I Say No To Syria 

    Many on the right are being called hypocrites for supporting Iraq under President Bush, but not supporting President Obama about Syria.  There is some truth to that.  Just as there was Bush Derangement Syndrome, Obama Derangement Syndrome exists as well.  The problem is that both sides are being hypocritical about it.  Barbara Boxer and President Obama were both very loud in their disagreement about going into Iraq.  Hussein used chemical weapons on the Kurds.  Those people are just as dead.  But the outrage was totally different, another party had The White House when that happened.  So needless to say politicians are doing what they do, playing politics.

    The American citizens are the ones that are left to wonder what is really going on,  We obviously can’t trust the politicians to do what is right for the country because they are busy being just that and playing partisan party games.  We don’t get to see the intelligence.  We only get parts of the story.  So we are left to wonder what is true, what the real threats are, was it Assad that really used the WMD’s or was it the resistance making it look like Assad did it to draw international outrage?

    Now, the UN is feckless and useless.  I have known that for years.  Russia and China could care less and for whatever reason they feel it is in their best interests to vote no at any security council meeting that could put useless sanctions on the Assad regime or send in peace keepers, or weapons inspectors, or whatever useless thing that they would do.  So as usual the world is looking to the U.S. to solve the problems.

    Well you know what, just say no.  I am sick to death of the U.S. getting forced into handling these things when all we get in return is blame and more hatred from the Muslim world.  I am not even going to get into the costs of this, because human rights shouldn’t be looked at in dollars and cents.

    France is all too willing to say hey we will help you out U.S.  I am sure they are willing to send about five troops and say that they are helping to protect human rights.  As soon as it gets messy they will turn tail and run as long as they know the U.S. is there.

    The Muslim world has told us over and over again we need to mind our business and stop telling them how to live their lives.  Well Arab League stand up and handle your darn problems then and leave us out of it.  The Saudi’s have a military that includes an airforce, let them go drop some bombs on Assad.

    It will be the same old song and dance.  The U.S. bullies trying to tell the rest of the world what to do.  You know what, screw you and the camel you rode in on.  Take care of your own damn problems for once in your lives.

    I have come to the very sad conclusion that for whatever reasons, the Middle East and the Muslim world is not ready for “freedom”.  Look at Iraq.  After all the blood, sweat, tears, treasure, and lives we gave to the citizens of that country to give them a chance to choose their own destiny they are on the brink of a civil war.  We gave that country close to ten years to get their s*&t together and form the infrastructure necessary to rule themselves.  It is being thrown all away based on century old vendettas and tribal nonsense.  You want to stay in the dark ages, go ahead.  I am through caring about your problems.

    Now I would really respect President Obama if he got up and said some of this.  Tell France, go ahead, you handle this one.  Tell the Arab League, you want us to butt out of your business, OK, take care of it.  Remove Assad, by any means that you see fit.  But that won’t happen.  France would run if we said that, and the Arab League is just as useless as the U.N.  is.  They talk a good game, but they are just as feckless.

    Using chemical weapons on your own people is a crime against humanity.  It violates international law set into place after the first world war.  It is a tragedy.  I feel for the people of Syria, I really do.  But if we were smart, we them let be and sort it out for themselves.  There is no good outcome that is in the interests of the United States.  If Assad stays we get the status quo.  If he goes we end up with an equally, if not even more,  hostile government to its own people, Israel, and of course to us.  Why bother?

    Obama would show true leadership if he just admits the truth.  The French are not willing to do what it really takes to stop Assad, the rest of the world is not even willing to give it lip service, and the Arab League isn’t going to do anything except of course blame the U.S. when it goes bad.   Lets save everyone the time and the trouble.  If the leaders in the Middle East want to act like barbarians, let them.  Maybe they will finally kill themselves off.

     
    • Edna 12:21 PM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

      True, very true Conservative Girl.

      On the one side of Syria is Iran, Assad & Hezbollah … all hate us & all are our enemy.
      On the other side of Syria is the Syrian rebels, Al Qaeda & the Muslim Brotherhood … all hate us & all are our enemy.

      The supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood(for Morsi) have killed Christians & burned down countless churches! This is the group Obama wants to support! Valerie Jarrett has ties with the Muslim brotherhood & Obama has money vested in them as well!
      BILLIONS of our hard earned tax dollars we had NO choice but to give. Obamas blank check in progress.

      Who is to say once they are done killing their brothers they won’t turn their guns on our soldiers as they do in Afghanistan?

      These people have a history of hypocrisy, deception & credibility issues.

      It goes far beyond the “trust, but verify” cliche by Reagan.

      Are we going to have rebuild that entire country too when we leave?

      Sure, McCain says NOT one of our soldiers ‘boot’ will be on the ground in Syria … but how can it NOT be?
      Who is going in there to check/verify for Chemical weapons?
      Won’t they need military escorts?

      • just a conservative girl 1:37 PM on 09/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Exactly Edna. How do we “rid” them of chemical weapons without putting people on the ground? It isn’t possible. Not only that how much do you want to bet that weapons are now sitting in place that will cause outrage if we bomb it, such as a hospital or an apartment complex?

    • fuzislippers 2:11 AM on 09/08/2013 Permalink | Reply

      It’s bizarre to me that people who opposed Iraq (I did, but I mean here leftists) are now using it as a REASON for attacking Syria. That makes zero sense to me.

      As to attacking Syria, I am adamantly opposed to it (blogged about it, so won’t go into it at length here), but the above is correct: there is no plan to actually gain control of the chemical weapons. So what is the point? To cover Obama’s butt on this red line and to “deter” Iran and N. Korea. Neither is viable, though: Obama is a laughingstock the world over, and the loons who run Iran and N. Korea won’t be “deterred” by a half-ass strike on some other country. If anything, they’ll be enraged and emboldened (particularly with the clear and vocal support of both Russia and China). The whole thing is an absolute disaster (and it should be pointed out that it’s not really at all like Iraq, except that we had no business there, either).

  • just a conservative girl 3:21 PM on 04/23/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: falk, , , United Nations   

    Quote of the Day – Richard Falk Edition 

    “It is soon to tell, and the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed.”

    Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council’s Palestine monitor on the Boston Bombings.

    I suppose we were supposed to let these bombers go and be free to kill and maim more people according to this asshat.    Yes we are a little sensitive about another 9/11.  We are a little sensitive about people killing our citizens for no other reason than some twisted ideology based upon a radical version of Islam.

    It is well past time that we stop giving millions upon millions to the United Nations.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:08 AM on 05/29/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , mugabe, United Nations   

    The Continued BeClownment of the United Nations – Despot Mugabe Named International Tourism Ambassador 

    Robert Mugabe the infamous former leader of Zimbabwe  has been named tourism ambassador.  The United Nations is trying to promote tourism to Africa.  Africa needs to have tourism to help improve the economies of the countries there.  Many of the countries there are truly beautiful.  The problem is that the majority of them are unstable and dangerous.

    Mugabe is one of the reasons that is true.  The man is a murderer.  He has jailed and beaten his opposition.  Zimbabwe now has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS transmissions in the world; about 3,500 people die per day.

    So the question that needs to be asked of the bureaucrats enjoying the tax-free scenery from the UN’s headquarters on Turtle Bay, is how does a destroyer of nations like Mugabe become a tourism ambassador? I just hope the tourists read the fine print when they book their next trip to Zimbabwe. I also wonder if they know that the country has now been listed as “very high” with respect to major infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis, and rabies just to name but a few?

    We give the UN $26 million a year for what reason?  They have long ago walked away from their true charter.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:33 PM on 05/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I know very little about the League of Nations beyond it being a miserable failure. It was dissolved and replaced with the UN, which became as I call it the Useless Nations. It seems to be the old LoN all over again, but with a new charter and leaders who turned it into their own get rich quick, party till ya puke international house of depravity; corrupt and inept as you can possibly imagine in your worst nightmare !

      Yes indeed, it is way passed time to get the USA out of the UN and the UN out of the USA ! Then start arresting and prosecuting the offenders.

      • just a conservative girl 6:35 PM on 05/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        The original charter was good. If they stuck to that I would support them. But they long ago walked away from that and have become Anti-American and even more anti-semetic

    • Ike 8:38 PM on 05/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The U.N has a considerably larger budget – even allowing for inflation *grin* – than the old League of Nations ever had. Second, the League had maybe 30 nations in it and none of them were in the cellar of human socieites are are the vast majority of the membership of the United Nations. The League was entirely useless for its stated purpose of preventing wars; ask Ethopia about how Italy came out in their “dispute” – which was that Italy wanted to conquer Ethopia and Ethopia objected to that process. The sole legacy of the League is that pathetic “World Court” in the Hague, whose “judges” and “prosecutors” pretend to a global jurisdiction over “crimes against humanity” … what statutes, you ask? Why, none! They don’t need to stinkin’ statutes, they’re the “High Court”. So much for the League of Nations. The U.S. government ought to start off saving money by kicking the U.N. out of the U.S. withdrawing from it – prosepectively revoking our ratification of the treaty which created it – and all of its socialist trappings, for instance, the Law of the Sea and Law of Outer Space treaties; just to name two.

  • Mary Sue 12:43 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , global warming, United Nations   

    What fools these global warming overlords be 

    Via James Delingpole at The Telegraph

    During last week’s UN Climate Change Conference representatives from CFACT asked delegates to sign 2 petitions to prove what fools these global warming overlords be. The first called for the destabilization of the United States economy by imposing a series of tariffs and trade restrictions that would cause a 6% drop in GDP. Sounds awesome right?  The delegates had no trouble with that concept at all and quickly signed their names. Does anything register with these folks?

    The second petition called for the ban of dihydrogen monoxide, a “dangerous” chemical compound, because as the “largest greenhouse gas” it poses a serious threat to the environment. Notice what the delegates, who freely sign the petition, are consuming as the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide are detailed:

    crossposted at Ruby Slippers

     
    • Quite Rightly 2:29 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      ROTFL!

      But, unfortunately, it’s laughing-through-tears time again.

      Where do these geniuses think that the money to pay for their global largess is going to come from if not from the pockets of U.S. taxpayers and charities? From Belgium? LOL.

      These folks obviously slept through fifth-grade chemistry, but they certainly were awake for all the classes in which hate was taught.

      A world designed by haters. Just what we don’t need.

      • rubyslipperblog 3:16 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I know, it is a laughter-through-tears moment. Delingpole really plays up the “dangers” of that villainous chemical compound H2O. These are really not the best and brightest. Props to CFACT, it was genius to have this filmed near the water cooler.

    • zillaoftheresistance 4:33 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Where do they find these geniuses?

    • backyardconservative 5:16 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Inspired. Ranks right up there with the Keynesian question:)

    • backyardconservative 5:18 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oops. I always forget it just pops the link out

      • rubyslipperblog 5:56 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Oh man, that is hilarious. I never saw that before. I am glad it posted, it fits perfectly.

    • just a conservative girl 8:06 PM on 12/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Craziness. Utter craziness.

      • Jill 7:56 AM on 12/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Lolz all around. Be sure to swallow your dihydrogen monoxide before watching.

    • Obi's Sister 6:57 PM on 12/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hilarity ensues.

  • nosheepleshere 12:23 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , United Nations   

    Between Slave And Free: The Plight Of Muslim Women And An Impotent United Nations 

    Is the price of honor the blood of innocent women? This is the one question that you ask repeatedly as you read through of Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World.

    In the acknowledgements for Jan Goodwin’s book is this poem written by Atiya Dawood, Sindhi poet, Pakistan:

    The journey of my life begins from home,

    ends at the graveyard.

    My life is spent like a corpse,

    carried on the shoulders of my father and brother,

    husband and son. 

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Let those words really sink in a moment.  Who deserves to live a life devoid of freedom and what sin must one commit that would require being buried in an unmarked grave never to be mourned or remembered?

    Goodwin’s book gives readers an idea of what the militant face of Islam means for millions of Muslim women.

    In Pakistan, the Hudood Ordinance sets the value of a woman’s life as half of a man’s and charges rape victims with adultery.  A repressive regime in Afghanistan encourages men to kill disobedient women and victims of rape in cold blood to save the family “honor”. In Iran, showing a few strands of hair from under her head scarf can cost a woman eighty whip lashes, while Saudi Arabia enforces strict restrictions on driving, employment, veiling and travel of women—all this in the name of religion.

    That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women is one of the unconscionable scandals of our time.

    Buried 2,000 words deep in a United Nations press release on the filling of “vacancies in subsidiary bodies,” was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from ten other nations, was “elected by acclamation,” meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states—including the United States.

    The U.S. currently holds one of the forty-five seats on the body, a position set to expire in 2012. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations did not return requests for comment on whether it actively opposed elevating Iran to the women’s commission.

    Iran’s election comes just a week after one of its senior clerics declared that women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes, a statement that created an international uproar—but little affected their bid to become an international arbiter of women’s rights.

    This is an outrage.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • backyardconservative 1:48 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I still remember how shocking and sad it was to learn that the women role models in the Palestinian territory and elected to office were the mothers of suicide bombers.

    • Quite Rightly 2:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Recently, I read an article in a UK publication that addressed a legal “problem” they are considering there on their march to multicultural equality: If a man kills a woman in an “honor” killing, how much weight should the justice system give to the shame that he felt when the woman violated the restrictions imposed on her.

    • Jill 3:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think one of Mark Steyn’s prescriptions at the end of America Alone is to promote the rights of Islamic women. Too bad Obama and company wouldn’t take a strong stand on this. You’d think it would be an issue with no political down side. But . . . in one of his speeches (Cairo?) he took the weird tack of mentioning women who are ‘persecuted’ for wearing the hijab. Nothing about those who live as slave to their husbands, nothing about honor killings. He’s made it clear that he won’t stand up for human rights. Where are the honest liberals who care about human rights?

    • retrieverheart 6:18 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Makes my blood boil. Kandahar is an awesome movie (slightly fictionalized version of a true story) about a Western educated Afghan women returning to her home country searching for a sister in distress.

      Not to be flip, but this short humorous piece about Muslim treatment of women actually had the same serious message: http://interestingni.blogspot.com/2010/04/iran-vows-support-for-love-your-body.html

    • fatimah aziz 12:54 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      my husband callled me his slave more then once

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