Obama To Sell B-2 Bomber Blueprints To China To Pay
The Defense Department is reportedly furious with
proposal to sell blueprints of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to
the People's Republic. Gates has flatly rejected Obama's plan,
but has since been asked to step down if he will not facilitate the
According to the deal, the United States would sell the
plans for the B-2, along with radar-absorbing paints and metals in
exchange for $50 billion in debt relief. The B-2 cost the US government
$23 billion to develop in the 1980s.
According to the
Administration, this proposal will help the United States resolve its
debt issues. They point out their belief that the B-2 bomber is
"strategically obsolete", according to a source in the White House Press
Office. In addition, the source claims that the Chinese would be unable
to create their own functioning stealth bomber fleet for "at least eight
American allies Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea are very
wary of the proposal. Koo Syi, a geopolitical analyst from South Korea,
points out that this technology could be passed to China's allies. This
was the case when Chinese nuclear technology was transferred to Pakistan
and North Korea. According to Koo, Obama has rendered US allies'
opinions as "irrelevant."
While this proposal is controversial,
it is not being presented to Congress, where it could meet with stern
opposition. Instead, the State Department has been informed to assist
the Defense Department with the transfer of materials.
There have been questions about the
veracity of this report. I did find the article at
istockanalyst.com and investment-blog.net, as well as
jumpinginpools.blogspot.com, but it is not confirmed.
Protecting American Muslims
General released the following statement relating to Obama’s historic
speech today in Cairo, Egypt:
"The President's pledge for a new
beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root
here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal
and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of
this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement
and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental
rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing
market, in our schools and in the voting booth.
"There are those
who will continue to want to divide by fear -- to pit our national
security against our civil liberties -- but that is a false choice. We
have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect
"A top priority of this Justice Department is a
return to robust civil rights enforcement" -- as if civil rights were
trampled from 2001 to 2009.
And if you wish he would issue a
statement on protecting Americans from the Islamic jihad, you're just
continuing "to want to divide by fear."
Remember that time when we had a wall between the FBI
and the CIA, and then 9/11 happened, and then we all
concluded that the
only thing dumber than fighting a terrorist war via law enforcement was
doing it badly? Good times:
However, politics have proved
obstructive to all facets of counterterrorism policy. And politics may
have been at play in the
Muhammad case as well as in other cases
involving Black Muslim converts... STRATFOR heard from sources that the
FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to "back
off" of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black
Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was
given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was
promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of
Barack Obama and Eric Holder...
Many FBI supervisors are
reluctant to authorize investigations that they believe may have
negative blow-back on their career advancement. In light of this
institutional culture, and the order to be careful in investigations
relating to Black Muslim converts, it would not be at all surprising to
us if a supervisor refused to authorize a full-field investigation of
Muhammad that would have included surveillance of his activities... Had
the FBI opened a full-field investigation on Muhammad, and had it
conducted surveillance on him, it would have been able to watch him
participate in preoperational activities such as conducting surveillance
of potential targets and obtaining weapons.
You'll be heartened
to know that America's national security isn't totally compromised. The
FBI presumably still has carte blanche to
conduct five year witch hunts
against leading American Jews. On account of the acute threat that they
pose, you see.
And of course it's unfair to blame the FBI's
abject failure just on institutional culture. At least some of it
probably has to do with how they've
embraced Obama's pre-9/11 mindset
and mused about shifting agents away from counterterrorism. At least
Obama hasn't made the remaining ones our front line of defense.
Obama Flunks American History 101
Speaking at the University of
Cairo, Obama said that Americans are indebted
to Islam for the great contributions Muslims have made to the history
and development of the United States.
"I know that Islam has
always been a part of America’s story," Obama told the throng of
unenlightened Muslims. "The first nation to recognize my country was
Morocco... and since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the
Obama went on to say: "They [Muslims] have
fought in our wars. They have served in our government. They have stood
for civil rights. They have started businesses. They have taught at our
universities. They’ve excelled in our sports arenas. They’ve won Nobel
Prizes, built our tallest building and lit the Olympic torch. And when
the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the
oath to defend our Constitution using the same holy Koran that one of
our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, kept in his personal library."
No one at the Egyptian University or the international media took
issue with Obama’s bizarre interpretation of American history,
let alone his confusion of the Nation of Islam (the religion of Muhammad
Ali and Malcolm X) that bears scant similarity to orthodox Islam. The
Nation of Islam teach that Allah in the flesh was a bona fide nutcase
named Wallace Fard and that Eli Muhammad, a conman with a tested IQ of
70 and not the Prophet Muhammad, was the true last prophet of Allah.
Let’s set the record straight once and for all.
Hussein, but there were no Muslims among the passengers on the Mayflower
or the settlers at Jamestown. Muslims were conspicuously absent from the
ranks of George Washington’s Army of the Revolution and played no role
in the creation of the American republic -- save for the fact that the
new country’s first declaration of war was against the forces of Islam
in the form of the Barbary pirates.