The President and the war on Syria
Unbelievable lies to justify war on Syria – According to the pronouncement of Secretary of State John Kerry “A preliminary U.S. government assessment determined that 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children, though this assessment will certainly evolve as we obtain more information.”
There seems to be a problem with this claim. The official death count by the “Free Syrian Army” and their European front group, “Human Rights Watch,” claimed that just 322 died in the alleged “gas” attack by the Syrian government. For the Administration to come out with a claim that 1,429 people were killed contradicts the figures already provided by the FSA and Human Rights Watch.
The esteemed British news agency, the BBC, published the following on August 24th:
[color-box]“Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says hospitals it supports in Syria treated about 3,600 patients with “neurotoxic symptoms”, of whom 355 have died. The medical charity said the patients had arrived in three hospitals in the Damascus area on 21 August – when opposition activists say chemical attacks were launched against rebels. But MSF says it cannot “scientifically confirm” the use of chemical weapons.”[/color-box]
In the United States Medecins Sans Frontieres is often referred to as Doctors Without Borders and all physicians are volunteers.
For the Obama Administration to now claim today that more children died in the attack than the recorded total deaths is ludicrous in itself, but to claim five times the number of dead as the rebels claimed themselves is preposterous. The number of dead being set at 1,429 was meant by the Administration to startle and it did. Many of us were startled by the degree to which this Administration will lie to accomplish an end result.
Phony props used as well: A photo referred to by John Kerry in his press conference reporting to show hundreds of Syrian dead wrapped in sheets was actually a photo taken in Iraq in 2003. Photographer Marco di Lauro, who took the photo, said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished.” The photo has since been withdrawn, but its use indicates there were no real photos of any mass murder.
From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a real picture of what happened has emerged. Rebel groups received chemical weapons from Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for killing their own people with the deadly gas by accident. Apparently they were given the dangerous weapons with no training, and the canisters exploded in tunnels from which they leaked.
The Obama loving major media that consistently attacked President George W. Bush and accused him of lying to go to war in Iraq, now ignores the huge discrepancies and errors in Obama’s remarks on Syria. Oh … and what about that Nobel Peace Prize that Barack Obama received just nine months after he took office? Isn’t it time to send that back?
Democracy and Freedom are not synonymous
The American republic is not a democracy – “Democracy” is a nice word to be tossed around by politicians, particularly those on Capitol Hill. Sadly, many of those championing “democracy” do not understand the term and frankly do not know what type of government the Founders of this nation established.
I am sure the vast majority of those reading this report know that the United States is a constitutional republic and not a “democracy.” We do have “democratic” elections; however, the democratic elections are a process of choosing leaders within the framework of the constitutional republic.
When I hear our leaders and the media types calling for “democracy” in one country or another I just cringe, because a democratic process can only function within a framework that cannot itself be changed; otherwise, the process becomes mob rule.
In August I wrote a column which appeared at WND.COM and in several print newspapers concerning American leaders’ failed attempts to establish stable “democracies” in states that are primarily Islamic. The failure, of course, comes from a fatal lack of understanding by our current leaders that the process we have works only within a Judeo-Christian framework.
My column was a response to the situation in Egypt. The persecution of Christians and other non-Muslim minorities in Egypt ramped up as soon as the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in a “democratic” election imposed on that nation by the United States and the European Union. The same would undoubtedly happen in a post-Assad Syria with free elections.
I have reprinted the column below and I think you will find it interesting. I would urge you to share this column, particularly with younger people who have been educated in public schools which no longer refer to our nation as a constitutional republic.
Egyptian Style Democracy for America?
While blaming Israel for the dethroning of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey last week revealed his ignorance about democracy. He claimed that at a meeting between Turkey’s justice minister and a ‘Jewish intellectual’ in France before Egypt’s 2011 elections, the ‘Jewish intellectual’ had said, “The Muslim Brotherhood will not be in power even if they win the elections. Because democracy is not the ballot box.”
The only portion of Erdogan’s anti-Semitic rant that is correct is “democracy is not the ballot box.” Like Barack Obama and George W. Bush before him, Prime Minister Erdogan does not understand the nature of democracy or what factors in the West allow this system of choosing elected officials to function. The democratic electoral process within the framework of a constitutional republic is often improperly referred to as a democracy in the United States and Western Europe, even by those who know better.
In Western nations there is a solid framework of governance in which there is limited voting allowed. In France, for example, the people may vote for various parties and civil leaders, but no vote can be held to disband the Parliament or eliminate the tax structure. If France, or for that matter the United States, actually had a pure democracy, the mass of people could vote for anything at any time. The result would of course be chaos and mob rule, with no safeguards for minorities. If the majority wished to outlaw the very existence of a minority group, they could vote to eliminate them.
What occurred in Egypt in 2012 with the election of the Muslim Brotherhood is the essence of what is wrong with true democracy. It is possible for any kind of rat who makes the right promises to be elected, regardless of how despotic he and his political party may be. As cannot be forgotten, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party were elected to power by popular vote. In the case of Egypt, the intent of the Muslim Brotherhood from day one of winning the election was to establish Sharia law and enslave or eliminate the Christians and other minorities in the nation.
For decades Americans and others in the West were told by the media that the previous president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was a dictator. In reality he ran for office under the terms of a constitution that did not allow religious political parties to participate or hold office. The Muslim Brotherhood, because it is a radical religious group that has said clearly it would enact Sharia law, was not allowed to participate. Under those circumstances, Mubarak always won reelection.
This same constitutional process was present in Turkey until a front for the Muslim Brotherhood called the Justice and Development Party was formed, and falsely claimed to be non-religious. Since coming to power, Prime Minister Erdogan has slowly dismantled the structure of the secular Constitution and begun instituting Sharia law. Turkey now has the highest number of jailed journalists in the world. Hundreds of secular army officers have been arrested and sentenced to life in prison by Erdogan’s appointed judges for planning an alleged coup thirty years ago which never took place. This is democracy without restraint, without the solid steel box of unchangeable laws that protect minorities, such as we once had under the Constitution in the United States.
The Founders of the United States produced a solid framework of government allowing for a limited democratic election process within the Constitution, a document of absolute laws derived from thousands of years of Judeo-Christian principles of justice and fair play. Elements were deliberately put in place to stop any rapid democratic movement from causing chaos and disorder; for instance, the Electoral College was intended to give the States power to overrule the popular vote in a Presidential election. Senators were to represent the States, not the people, and were to be appointed by the Governors, not popularly elected. The Senate was to be appointed in thirds every two years to slow down any radical change.
Most of the safeguards to stop chaos and radical change in the United States are gone. Electors are now bound by the popular vote for the most part, and Senators no longer represent the States since they are directly elected. Since Franklin Roosevelt, the presidency has moved from a role of servant leader of the people to one of imperial power. America is moving somewhat slowly, but surely toward the same type of election debacle that was seen in Egypt when a well-organized Nazi style party took control during a chaotic election in 2012.
The election of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt was pressed forward by Western powers
with no Constitution in place. Thus Morsi was elected as the president of a nation with no Constitution and with the ability to appoint whomever he wanted. He engineered the adoption
of a Constitution which served only him and his radical Muslim constituency. Egyptians got “change” from President Morsi, but not the change they had in mind. The people thought “democracy” meant a Western style republic, but instead they learned that truly open democratic elections become nothing more than repressive mob rule.
The open question remains: Did the American public learn anything from what happened in Egypt? Probably not. Too many Americans are too busy trading food stamps for beer and theatre tickets to care who is in charge, as long as the federally issued checks can be cashed. The bread and circus culture in America is now fertile ground for a despot willing to bring radical change.
Copies of this column can be re-printed from: http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org/?p=6838w
Radical GOP Senate Standoff – President Barack Obama received a major setback for his plans to assist the radical Islamists in Syria with a cruise missile attack; unexpectedly, the UK Parliament refused to give permission to Prime Minister Cameron to join in. Cameron had already moved bombers to Cyprus and moved a cruise missile equipment submarine into place, but then he became the first Prime Minister since 1782 to receive a “no” vote on a war act presented to Parliament. With the UK out of the picture, President Obama had no ally willing to assist him in an attack on Syria. To avoid the image of a “go it alone cowboy” Barack Obama was forced to announce that he would seek the approval of Congress for an attack.
The GOP in the Senate is split between Obama’s buddy Senator John McCain and the group of freshmen Senators he calls the “crazy ducks” which include Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Senator Cruz made the following statement in response to Secretary of State Kerry’s statement:
What will be even more interesting than the GOP split between Cruz and McCain over an attack on Syria, will be the contortions Nancy Pelosi goes through to support Obama’s planned attacks on Syria. During the Iraqi war Congresswoman Pelosi was the darling of the radical leftist “peace” group Code Pink. In a recent conference call the formerly anti-war congresswoman said:
[color-box]Pelosi: “On this evening’s call, I expressed my appreciation for the measured, targeted and limited approach the President may be considering.”[/color-box]
Christian suffering ignored – Christians have been left out of the entire media and political discussions about Syria, just as they were leading up to Obama’s overthrow of the secular government in Egypt and the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood. The so-called Arab Spring has brought untold misery to the Christians of the Middle East. American efforts to make the Middle East democratic, beginning with President Jimmy Carter installing the Mullahs in Iran, have been a disaster for “diversity,” as Christians have been persecuted and exiled.
William J. Murray, Chairman
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