“As the world wakes up to the reality of a heightened crisis with North Korea following its latest nuclear test, the Obama administration finds itself with remarkably few Korea experts at the top of its Asia policy team.”
Meanwhile, North Korea “is using its most aggressive rhetoric toward the United States since Kim Jong-un took power–including a pledge to build up its arsenal and further nuclear testing”— in fact, North Korea’s state media agency proclaimed that North Korea “will have to take a measure stronger than a nuclear test to cope with the hostile forces’ nuclear war moves that have become ever more undisguised.” North Korea also uploaded “a video on YouTube which depicted a U.S. city resembling New York engulfed in flames… The video is shot as a dream sequence, with a man seeing himself on board a North Korean space shuttle launched into orbit by the same type of rocket launched by Pyongyang in December. The picture zooms onto countries below, showing a re-united Korea. It then switches to a U.S. city, with its skyscrapers – including what appears to be the Empire State Building – on fire or in ruins… “Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing…it seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself,” the caption says. The video ends with the man concluding that his dream will “surely come true.””
As for our ally South Korea, it’s been threatened with “final destruction” by the notorious North Korean regime. North Korea has vowed “to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War.”
Update: “A new North Korean video portrays President Barack Obama and American troops in flames.” And now, North Korea has announced it plans to launch a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” on the United States.
“Independent” NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg– who endorsed Obama for President in 2012— has imposed “a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters” to “curb obesity,” and now seeks to “limit supplies of prescription painkillers in the city’s emergency rooms as a way to combat… a growing addiction problem in the region.”
Remember this picture?
This picture of a Hurricane Sandy victim went viral and helped Obama win re-election. Now, the pictured victim, Donna Vanzant, feels even more victimized: “After his visit, I sent an email to President Obama. Many days later, I got a response back. It was disturbing. It had nothing to do with what I was asking him. It was a form letter. It thanked me for supporting the troops. He made a promise to rebuild on national television, and I can’t even get this money. It’s heartbreaking, really. I did reach out to Senator Whelan, and I got a response that they were forwarding my email to the person that Governor Christie put in charge of Sandy relief. But from President Obama, I got a form letter. When you get a hug from the President of the United States, you feel like there’s something there. A promise was made. I have two grown kids. One is a U.S. Navy diver. The other one lives at the marina with his wife and new baby, and they lost everything. But I raised my kids to know that your word is your word. You promise something, you keep it, and that was a broken promise. I’ve never been a person to expect free handouts, but the President gave me hope. But now, I just don’t know.”
A few days ago, America was heartbroken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre– and Obama– for the first time– displayed real emotion, which was appreciated by Americans on both sides of the political aisle. However, the national discussion has been contorted by devious political hacks. The loudest response has been from Americans– both left and right– who have chosen to take ‘the easy way out’ of addressing the real problem.
The truth is that our society needs good people to have guns. It shouldn’t be optional– it should be mandatory for trained, armed “good guys” to protect public places. What would have happened if the Clackamas mall shooter hadn’t been confronted by an armed shopper? How many more Sandy Hook Elementary students would have been killed if first responders had arrived on scene only a minute later than they did? We find gun control in the most oppressive dictatorships on Earth– Iran, Syria, North Korea, etc.– regimes that over-power the people with weaponry. There was gun control in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, which rounded up dissidents and ‘undesirables’ before killing them. Guns are illegal in Mexico– the result is that the public lives at the mercy of trained, armed “bad guys” who can rely on the black market for guns. As American patriot George Mason stated: “To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Fostering training and gun ownership for “good guys” isn’t enough– we also need tighter gun control laws to prevent gun ownership by irresponsible people or “bad guys.” The Sandy Hook shooter’s mother, Nancy Lanza, took her son to shooting ranges despite knowing that he was disturbed— she was so irresponsible that she should not have been permitted to own a gun. Apparently, U.S. gun control laws are even inadequate to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns legally themselves– a mentally ill person legally bought his guns and shot up an Aurora movie theater this year. The enforcement of U.S. gun control laws is also inadequate. Having a black market for guns is bad enough– what’s worse is a stupid decision by the Obama Administration to purposefully sell thousands of semi-automatic firearms to criminals with links to Mexican drug cartels.
The Obama Administration has failed on gun policy. Beside the Fast and Furious scandal, it turns out that the Obama Administration “quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings… two Justice Department programs that had provided more than $200 million to schools for training, security equipment and police resources over the last decade weren’t renewed in 2011 and 2012… a separate program that provided $800 million to put police officers inside the schools was ended a few years earlier… [and the Obama Administration] eliminated the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) funding, which for years provided between $20 million and $30 million in annual grants to help schools create emergency and crisis preparation and prevention plans for tragedies.” Obama wasn’t willing to stop government spending for pet projects and perks for his political supporters– instead, he made the disgraceful decision to cut school security programs.
Meanwhile, a Democrat member of Congress– a political hack from New York named Jerrold Nadler– has expressed his callous opinion that Obama should “exploit” the Sandy Hook tragedy in order to legislate against the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Previously, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he wants to “brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” These aren’t solutions– they’re detestable plans to use a tragedy to advance a political agenda.
Update: Sadly, the Obama Administration is continuing to use the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy to advance its political agenda: A mass “Obama for America” e-mail sent to Obama supporters by his chief campaign advisor David Axelrod “urges supporters to watch President Obama’s moving address to the community of Newtown” WHILE soliciting donations for Obama during his second term as President. As another blogger pointed out, the mass e-mail contained “two buttons – two opportunities to donate to the Obama campaign. Not to the Red Cross, or to a memorial fund for the children and adults killed in Newtown.”
Obama did such a great job in responding to Hurricane Sandy, huh? Chris Christie, the so-called “Republican” who might have singlehandedly gotten Obama re-elected thinks so!
Let’s look at what’s happening now: Gas rationing. And “looting and thievery have become such serious threats that taking up arms and fleeing town are the best options for staying safe” in New York and New Jersey. As the weather starts to get bad again, FEMA has been shutting down its offices “due to weather.”
New York and New Jersey: two Blue States feeling blue.
New Yorkers are forced to look for food in dumpsters and defend their homes because of Obama’s mishandling of Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Katrina < Hurricane Sandy: New Yorkers are forced to “dumpster dive” for food, and to fend off looters residents are “loading up their guns, sharpening their machetes and brandishing other deadly weapons.” And this is all thanks to Obama’s mishandling of Hurricane Sandy.
Obama ditches Israel’s PM Netanyahu and embraces Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi
As Obama’s Middle East policy implodes and Iran inches closer to a nuclear bomb, Obama REFUSES to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York during the U.N. General Assembly session. At the same time, Obama announces an appearance on David Letterman.
In October 2012, Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi participated in prayers in which the preacher urged Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”… Morsi could be seen mouthing “amen” to these sentiments.
Left-wing Occupy Wall Street protesters (openly supported by Obama) AND the Middle Eastern rioters/terrorists supposedly reacting to an anti-Islam youtube clip wear “Guy Fawkes” masks. Hmm, could it be because they both oppose American values and the Western way of life? Hmm.
Please, don’t act surprised: “A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.”
How could ANY American vote for Obama after it’s been revealed that this incredibly stupid photo-op, “sending panicked New Yorkers running into the streets,” cost American taxpayers a whopping $328,835?