The full text of the decision from Federal Judge Roger Vinson is not available yet, but according to reporters who’ve seen the decision, he’s ruled the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The ruling favors of the 26 state attorney generals challenging the law. The judge ruled the individual mandate that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance invalid and, according to the decision, “because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”
THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD WORKS HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE KINGLET….AND THE JIHADISTS ARE JUST BIDING THEIR TIME BEFORE KINGIE AND QUEENIE HAVE TO LEAVE…..RSK
“Still, the Jordanian government’s secret affair with the Islamists goes beyond the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2008, Muhammad al-Dahabi, the powerful and agile director of the Jordanian General Intelligence Department, held meetings with Hamas leaders. According to US Embassy-Amman cables recently made public by Wikileaks, Jordanian officials were not shy or reluctant about their affair with Hamas, and even defended it before American diplomats.”
In the aftermath of protests in Tunisia, the Jordanian public and activists groups have been engaging in sweeping protests against the extreme living conditions and inflation, and calling for the resignation of the government.
Amazingly, the Muslim Brotherhood was the only political faction in the country that announced boycotting the protests.
by Frank Gaffney Jan 30th 2011
Suddenly, Washington is consumed with a question too long ignored: Can we safely do business with the Muslim Brotherhood?
The reason this question has taken on such urgency is, of course, because the Muslim Brotherhood (or MB, also known by its Arabic name, the Ikhwan) is poised to emerge as the big winner from the chaos now sweeping North Africa and increasingly likely to bring down the government of the aging Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
In the wake of growing turmoil in Egypt, a retinue of pundits, professors and former government officials has publicly insisted that we have nothing to fear from the Ikhwan since it has eschewed violence and embraced democracy.
Laura: As I have been emphasizing repeatedly, the Egypians revolting in the streets do not seek freedom and democracy as we know it in the west, but rather the creation of a more islamic state. The people on the streets are not friends of America or Israel and we should not be rooting them on. As to president Obama, while he remained silent as Iranians were being slaughtered on the streets by the islamist regime in Tehran, he appears to be on the side of the people on the streets of Cairo. I’m not so sure that recent events regarding islamic uprisings are due to administration incompetence or perhaps by design.
Joseph Farah, World Net Daily
In case you didn’t notice, and few have, there is a global Islamist revolution under way.
The world’s press doesn’t see it.
The talking heads on cable TV don’t see it.
Washington doesn’t see it.
It’s a case of not noticing the forest for the trees.
By Ted Belman
A week ago an arab was killed by a Jew in self defense. Haaretz didn’t waste a moment to lead with the headline, “Police: Israeli responsible for shooting death of Palestinian teen “. As always Haaretz and most MSM accused a Jew of murder.
My Right Word has the truth and its worth reading, The Right of Self Defense
Yid with a Lid
The George Soros funded Media Matters has been waging a months-long attack on Glenn Beck trying to brand the commentator as a card carrying anti-Semite. Perhaps before making false charges against Beck, Media Matters should examine its own house of cards.
In a column published today on Media Matters political correction site, MJ Rosenberg claimed that the current Egyptian crisis was the fault of AIPAC and the “Israel Lobby.” For those of you who have lived on a different planet till today, “Israel Lobby” is a polite way of saying “Jews.” It is based on the old anti-Semitic canard that it is the Jews who control the United States government.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 30, 2011, 11:20 PM
Mubarak tells the generals he’s not going
The popular uprising against the Egyptian regime reached a standoff at the end of its sixth day, Sunday night, Jan. 30: President Hosni Mubarak made it clear to the armed forces chiefs whom he met at military headquarters during the day that he has no intention of bowing to the massive popular call to step down .
By Ted Belman
Those of us who follow the ME closely are aware that the US gives $2.3 billion in military aid to Israel and 1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt, annually.
We are also somewhat aware that the US committed to doing so as an inducement to Egypt to oust the Russians and make peace with Israel and an inducement to Israel to return the Sinai to Egypt notwithstanding its strategic and economic value to Israel.
Over the years we wondered why the US continued to build up the Egyptian military when they had no enemies to defend against. We worried that Israel was the only potential target.
Claire Berlinski wrote her doctoral dissertation about the formation of American arms transfer policy toward the Arab-Israeli antagonists.
Apparently its roots are to be found in the Cold War and her 15 page answer can be downloaded here.
That aid would have better spent feeding the Egyptians rather than their military.
Use “Kumbaya Fodder” or “Peace Fodder” to describe innocent victims of restrictive rules of engagement
by Bill Levinson
A Google search on “Kumbaya Fodder” yields no matches, so we are in fact first to introduce this useful term. It is the counterpart of cannon fodder: soldiers whose lives are thrown away through their commanders’ incompetence, with millions who died in human wave attacks during the First World War as the best examples. The counterpart of cannon fodder is peace fodder or Kumbaya fodder: soldiers or civilians whose lives are thrown away through restrictive rules of engagement or foreign policies whose purpose is to support a country’s public image instead of protect its citizens. Here are examples of Kumbaya fodder:
- The Marine sentries at the gate were operating under rules of engagement which made it very difficult to respond quickly to the truck. Sentries were ordered to keep their weapons at condition four (no magazine inserted and no rounds in the chamber). By the time the two sentries were able to engage, the truck was already inside the building’s entry way.
Laura: This is what I was talking about that there can be no positive alternative to the Mubarak military dictatorship. The vast majority of Egyptians support the implementation of sharia law, including stoning for adulterers, whippings, cutting off hands for stealing and the death penalty for those who convert out of islam. Large percentages support hamas and hezbollah and of course nearly all despise Israel and Jews.
Egypt and Iran: Will We Again Fuel the Fires of Revolution?
If Obama emulates the horrendous decisions Jimmy Carter made during the Iranian revolution, radical Islam will spread through the region like a forest fire.
by Abraham H. Miller, Pajamas Media
Egypt is the largest nation in the Arab world and the fulcrum of American foreign policy among Arab nations. Its streets are ablaze with fires; its police have been withdrawn and replaced by the army; an attempt by President Hosni Mubarak to quell the rioters has only inflamed them further. The Obama administration is responding as if it is tiptoeing through a mine field. Those waiting for American leadership have to contend with the empty platitudes of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is urging restraint on the Mubarak regime.
Who lost Egypt”
In the 1950s, the accusation “who lost China” resonated throughout American politics and led to the defeat of the Democratic Party in the presidential elections of 1952. Unless President Obama reverses field and strongly opposes letting the Muslim brotherhood take over Egypt, he will be hit with the modern equivalent of the 1952 question: Who Lost Egypt?
The Iranian government is waiting for Egypt to fall into its lap. The Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall. The Obama Administration, in failing to throw its weight against an Islamic takeover, is guilty of the same mistake that led President Carter to fail to support the Shah, opening the door for the Ayatollah Khomeini to take over Iran.
Laura: Those democrat party enforcers and marxist thugs SEIU, are coordinating with jihadist and communist terrorists from abroad to undermine America and Israel.
by Andrew Marcus
Prominent current and former members of SEIU local 73 are being investigated for their potential ties to the Hamas and FARC terrorist groups.
Late last year, their homes were raided by the FBI, and they were subpoenaed to appear in front of a grand jury for questioning.
Turkey needs to decide whether it is a civilized nation worthy of EU membership, or whether it is still the evil empire that had to be stopped at the gates of Vienna.
by Bill Levinson
It is well known that posting stories or fantasies on the Internet that involve shooting up a school or killing the President of the United States will draw rapid attention from law enforcement agencies. It is similarly not a good idea to make movies or write novels in which identifiable people are killed, with the exception of enemies of one’s country. As an example, it was acceptable to depict the killing of Saddam Hussein in Hot Shots Part Deux. It was also acceptable to depict the President of the United States (Jimmy Carter) as being endangered by terrorists in Black Sunday, with the clear understanding that those planned to kill him and everybody else in the stadium were evildoers who had to be stopped by the agent played by Robert Shaw. It is also acceptable to write a story such as Tom Clancy’s Debt of Honor in which a fictional President is killed in an act of violence.
As reported in “Germany Delays Turkish Film” (Wall Street Journal, 1/27/11), Pana Film, the producer of “Valley of the Wolves: Palestine” stepped way over the line by making a movie whose protagonist sets out to kill an identifiable Israeli. If this is true, the civilized world is free to consider this an incitement to violence or an implied terroristic threat every bit as much as, for example, the posting of a story in which the author or an unnamed “secret agent” sets out to gun down a member of Congress, the President, or anybody else.
An Interview on the Egyptian Revolt: I’m Worried That Others Aren’t Worried
By Rarry Rubin, GLORIA
1) How do you judge the Egyptian protests?
It is tempting to see this as a revolution that will bring down the regime. But Egypt is not Tunisia. And while the demonstrations are passionate it is not clear that the numbers of participants are huge. If the elite and the army hold together they could well prevail, perhaps by removing Mubarak to save the regime. We should be cautious in drawing conclusions.
The battle lines are being drawn in the US. WaPo and the NYT and the Obama administration is siding with the street. The GOP, at least this GOP leader, is siding with Mubarak. I am with this guy. Better to control the change through Mubarak than to support the revolution because there is no way of knowing who will take over. T Belman
(CNN) – GOP Conference chairman Thaddeus McCotter voiced his support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday in a statement released on his website.
The Republican congressman from Michigan likened demonstrations in Egypt to “Iran’s 1979 radical revolution.” He cautions that those who “will be tempted to superficially interpret the Egyptian demonstrations as an uprising for populist democracy” should instead “recall how such similar initial views of the 1979 Iranian Revolution were belied by the mullahs’ radical jackbooted murderers.”
McCotter, the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, called for America to back Egypt, stating, “Thus America must stand with her ally Egypt to preserve an imperfect government capable of reform; and prevent a tyrannical government capable of harm.
Events have moved fast in Lebanon. The country now faces the prospect of a government controlled by Hizbullah and consisting solely of the movement and its allies.
Parts of Lebanon looked in danger of slipping into chaos on Tuesday, as angry Sunnis took to the streets for a “Day of Rage” in protest of what they called Hizbullah’s “coup.”
They were responding to the securing of a parliamentary majority for Hizbullah’s preferred prime ministerial candidate, Najib Mikati. Mikati received the backing of 65 members of the 128-member parliament earlier this week, clearing the way for his appointment as prime minister.
ElBaradei, Iran’s bomb man
The more the layers are peeled back, the more we see the hand of Iran behind what is unfolding in the Middle East.
In stark, bitter contrast to Obama’s indifference to the popular Iranian uprising, Obama has almost immediately engaged in events on the ground in Egypt, and it’s not good. His silence about the brutal, murderous putdown of its people by the Iranian mullahcracy translated to his tacit support and spoke volumes. Obama became part of the problem, not part of the solution. He gave religious barbarism the free hand. Iranian protestors had a direct message for America’s president: “You’re Either With Us or With Them.”
The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
By Tim Ross, Matthew Moore and Steven Swinford 9:23PM GMT 28 Jan 2011. The Daily Teleraph
The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.
On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.
A fundamental change of government in Egypt may lead to a “revolution in Israel’s security doctrine,” a defense official told Ynet Friday night, as protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s rule continued to intensify.
The security official made it clear that Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt constitutes an important strategic asset, “which enables the IDF to focus on other theaters.” The defense source said that the IDF would have to dedicate major resources in order to devote any attention to the Egyptian front as well.
“It is no secret that the IDF focuses on certain theaters and earmarks most resources to them,” the official said. “The Egyptians are only addressed on the margins. We are holding discussions, including updates relevant to recent years, yet without a doubt Egypt is not considered a theater that requires attention.”
Demonstrators Gather in Central Cairo – NYT
Protesters fled a volley tear gas in Tahrir Square on Saturday. More Photos »
By KAREEM FAHIM and ETHAN BRONNER
CAIRO — Civil revolt continued for a fifth day in Egypt on Saturday following a night of violent clashes and a presidential vow of reform as several hundred antigovernment demonstrators gathered in central Cairo in the morning and police rifle shots could be heard ricocheting off the walls of nearby buildings.