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Lincoln LCN

United States

#925518 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has chosen Sunni over Shiite, the real war.
Powers that be, will manipulate both Sunni and Shiite to the advantage of America,.... with some luck.
Republican President in 2017 will most likely continue this policy

Plan started under President G H W Bush and remains the same?

Peace

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925519 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Progressives was singing the praises of Obama's forward leaning Arab Spring until it back fired and now have fallen back on their lame and predictable mantra -"It's Bush's fault."
I know you might think President Obama, being a big black man, is all powerful......

but neither he or anyone else in our government had anything to do with the Arab spring. Believe it or not, the U.S. isn't responsible for everything. Those uprisings were the work of the people in the country, greatly aided by the internet and the ability to mobilize.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925520 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Time for me to roam to FB and read all the warm fuzzies people are posting about Father's Day.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads, here.
Happy Father's Day to my dad, I still miss you very much.
Thanks for that compliment, I'll be your surrogate father too if ya' want,sonny.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925521 Jun 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> Carter’s treatment of the Shah of Iran was his crowning achievement in his war against the United States and the stability of the world as a whole.
In 1901, a British Millionaire negotiated with Shah Mozzafar al-Din to allow him to prospect for oil in Persia for 60 years. In exchange, the Shah received about $2 million and 16% of future profits. The actual discovery of the first oil field was in 1908 and from then on Iran became the world’s top producer of oil with various European nations and the United States joining the British in running, and tapping the profits from, the oil fields. But at the same time the economy of Persia soared. True the Shah became rich. But he also cared for his people.
In the fifties American relations with Iran grew stronger and more confident under the Shah’s son who succeeded him. They courted the younger Shah as he continued to make Iran free and prosperous and at the same time made the United States more prosperous than ever. It was a win-win situation for the leaders and the people of both countries. In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson declared “What is going on in Iran is about the best thing going on anywhere in the World.” The trade in oil to fuel American motor cars caused a great deal of the prosperity that helped the United States recover from the war and take her place and the leader of the free world.
In the 1970s the Shah’s wise rule brought Iran to the position of being a power for good in the Middle East. His European education caused him to want to keep the Muslim clerics at bay and enact several modernizing changes in the age-old system of the country. These included rights for women and for ethnic and religious minorities and would probably have continued into a state of full democracy. But this infuriated the Islamic Fundamentalists who wanted to keep their chokehold on Iranian life.
The American administrations of Nixon and Ford stood shoulder to shoulder with the Shah in his fight to put down Islamic rebellions and offered him everything but nuclear weapons. Jimmy Carter toasted the Shah during a Tehran State visit on New Year’s Eve 1977 and declared that Iran was “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world... the Carter administration had been undermining the Shah’s regime by demanding that he make major reforms immediately and not wait for more stability.
The Shah was forced to rule with strength and determination for the sake of the whole free world. But Carter did not have the intellectual ability to understand such things. He just thought that everybody should be nice and make friends. Eventually by use of threats to curtail aid payments and arms Carter forced the Shah to release many radical fundamentalists and terrorists from his prisons and they quickly came together to form the mob who finally brought down the Pavlavi dynasty and replaced it with the terrorist leaders we see today in Iran. Soon the mob of terrorists had multiplied so many times it was impossible for the Shah to continue to govern and he was forced to step down.
Enter Hostage crisis. The whole world knew that Carter would never stand up to the Muslim mob in Tehran but the day before Ronald Reagan became President and Carter left the White House, the mob let the hostages go. They knew a real president in the United States would never stand for what weak-kneed Carter had allowed.
Worldwide revolution of fundamentalist Islam
But Carter’s moral weakness not only unleashed the horror of the present regime in Iran. He also began the worldwide revolution of fundamentalist Islam on the rest of the world. The so-called Arab Spring was born in Tehran and spread underground to the rest of the Arab, Muslim world.
Learn some history lily. Carter was a moron like you.
speaking of history, why don't you research Operation Ajax and the SAVAK
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925522 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
so tell me how does an organization embezzle? Actually, it was 2 women accused of embezzling $275K, in 2010, well after Bush left office.
Really, Greenpeace is considered a terrorists organization in Europe?? What country and when?
as for your claim about the All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, it didn't support MUSLIM terrorists, it gave a sermon protesting the Iraq war....big difference
"The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election.“Jesus [would say],‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais."
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
Individuals related to Green Peace have been involved in actions that would fall under their guidelines

""Persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts" means individuals, groups and entities on whom there is accurate information proving that they have committed, are attempting to commit or are facilitating the commission of terrorist acts.

"Terrorist acts" are defined as intentional acts that may seriously damage a country or an international organisation by intimidating a population, exerting undue compulsion of various types or by destabilising or destroying its fundamental political, constitutional, economic or social structures. The list of terrorist acts includes:

attacks on a person’s life or physical integrity;
kidnapping or hostage-taking;
causing extensive destruction to a public or private facility, including information systems;
seizure of means of public transport, such as aircrafts and ships;
manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport or use of weapons, explosives, or nuclear, biological or chemical weapons;
release of dangerous substances or causing fires, explosions or floods;
interfering with or disrupting the supply of water, power or any other fundamental natural resource;
directing or participating in the activities of a terrorist group, including by funding its activities or supplying material resources.
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/justic...

All you have to do is watch protesters at the G-8 to see they are engaging in many of these behaviors

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#925523 Jun 16, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You explain Bush's genius for setting the timeline that Obama had nothing to do with, then explain how Obama list the war when in fact, it was Bush that waved the white flag! You have your facts backwards. Your conservative mates are laughing at you aloud! Lol! Bush's invasion set off the Arab spring & the conditions in the middle east. Get your facts right bra!
Leon Panetta's first statement as defense secretary included a something approaching a promise not to leave Iraq: "[W]e must cement a strategic relationship with the Iraqi government, one based not solely on our military footprint there but on a real and lasting partnership." (That "not solely" is quite an elegant turn of phrase.) Panetta even testified that there are 1,000 al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925524 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
With little enthusiasm and without a viable alternative.
I guess that Mitt Romney was too 'Left' in 2008. He still praised his socialized medicine plan as Governor of Massachusetts and warned about the dangers of neglecting climate change solutions.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#925525 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
BIG PROBLEM with your slant-the pesky little IG report that stated the IRS was targeting conservative groups.
You cannot do an end run around that report with anecdotal claims of some groups being rejected.
You still don't get what happened in Benghazi do you?
State Dept REFUSAL to provide requested security.
INACTION by all depts on the night the four US citizens were killed.
DENIAL that it was a terrorist attack and feet dragging that allowed those responsible to escape from justice.
When you apply for a tax exempt status under a statute that says the applying organization can not be primarily a political entity, then guess what, you get flagged especially when you are so fricken dumb that you put "Tea Party" in your organizations's name.

Quit blaming the IRS for following the law instead blaming the Tea Party groups that were so GD dumb.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925526 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin will make the Republican opposition in Congress look like amateurs.
Good thing for us that the whole Syrian issue is trivial in the long run.
If something is NOT done immediately Hezbollah will crash the rebels.

Politically, Syria is friends with Iran so Russia is protecting them.

Politically, Iran is a nemesis to the US and the US would like to see the Iran supporting country fall into control of a group less favorable.

Now for the rub -most of rebels are associated with terrorist groups.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925527 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you might think President Obama, being a big black man, is all powerful......
but neither he or anyone else in our government had anything to do with the Arab spring. Believe it or not, the U.S. isn't responsible for everything. Those uprisings were the work of the people in the country, greatly aided by the internet and the ability to mobilize.
What are you mumbling about?

Do a research of the Arab Spring history and get back to us.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#925528 Jun 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> Carter’s treatment of the Shah of Iran was his crowning achievement in his war against the United States and the stability of the world as a whole.
In 1901, a British Millionaire negotiated with Shah Mozzafar al-Din to allow him to prospect for oil in Persia for 60 years. In exchange, the Shah received about $2 million and 16% of future profits. The actual discovery of the first oil field was in 1908 and from then on Iran became the world’s top producer of oil with various European nations and the United States joining the British in running, and tapping the profits from, the oil fields. But at the same time the economy of Persia soared. True the Shah became rich. But he also cared for his people.
In the fifties American relations with Iran grew stronger and more confident under the Shah’s son who succeeded him. They courted the younger Shah as he continued to make Iran free and prosperous and at the same time made the United States more prosperous than ever. It was a win-win situation for the leaders and the people of both countries. In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson declared “What is going on in Iran is about the best thing going on anywhere in the World.” The trade in oil to fuel American motor cars caused a great deal of the prosperity that helped the United States recover from the war and take her place and the leader of the free world.
In the 1970s the Shah’s wise rule brought Iran to the position of being a power for good in the Middle East. His European education caused him to want to keep the Muslim clerics at bay and enact several modernizing changes in the age-old system of the country. These included rights for women and for ethnic and religious minorities and would probably have continued into a state of full democracy. But this infuriated the Islamic Fundamentalists who wanted to keep their chokehold on Iranian life.
The American administrations of Nixon and Ford stood shoulder to shoulder with the Shah in his fight to put down Islamic rebellions and offered him everything but nuclear weapons. Jimmy Carter toasted the Shah during a Tehran State visit on New Year’s Eve 1977 and declared that Iran was “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world... the Carter administration had been undermining the Shah’s regime by demanding that he make major reforms immediately and not wait for more stability.
The Shah was forced to rule with strength and determination for the sake of the whole free world. But Carter did not have the intellectual ability to understand such things. He just thought that everybody should be nice and make friends. Eventually by use of threats to curtail aid payments and arms Carter forced the Shah to release many radical fundamentalists and terrorists from his prisons and they quickly came together to form the mob who finally brought down the Pavlavi dynasty and replaced it with the terrorist leaders we see today in Iran. Soon the mob of terrorists had multiplied so many times it was impossible for the Shah to continue to govern and he was forced to step down.
Enter Hostage crisis. The whole world knew that Carter would never stand up to the Muslim mob in Tehran but the day before Ronald Reagan became President and Carter left the White House, the mob let the hostages go. They knew a real president in the United States would never stand for what weak-kneed Carter had allowed.
Worldwide revolution of fundamentalist Islam
But Carter’s moral weakness not only unleashed the horror of the present regime in Iran. He also began the worldwide revolution of fundamentalist Islam on the rest of the world. The so-called Arab Spring was born in Tehran and spread underground to the rest of the Arab, Muslim world.
Learn some history lily. Carter was a moron like you.
Where did you find this fkn fairy tale?

History? ROFLMAO

Might want to check out Kermit Roosevelt circa 1952
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925529 Jun 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you apply for a tax exempt status under a statute that says the applying organization can not be primarily a political entity, then guess what, you get flagged especially when you are so fricken dumb that you put "Tea Party" in your organizations's name.
Quit blaming the IRS for following the law instead blaming the Tea Party groups that were so GD dumb.
The rank partisan site 'Media Matters' qualified for the exemption.

Flagging someone BECAUSE they had "Tea Party" in their name is what got the IRS in trouble.

It is apparent you are not familiar with the IG report.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925530 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
BIG PROBLEM with your slant-the pesky little IG report that stated the IRS was targeting conservative groups.
You cannot do an end run around that report with anecdotal claims of some groups being rejected.
You still don't get what happened in Benghazi do you?
State Dept REFUSAL to provide requested security.
INACTION by all depts on the night the four US citizens were killed.
DENIAL that it was a terrorist attack and feet dragging that allowed those responsible to escape from justice.
Yes, I am aware that the IRS was targeting tea party groups, however, I am also aware that the man responsible for it is a conservative republican...

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.

In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.

Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN's "State of the Union" program that the manager's comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.

"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this," Cummings told CNN's "State of the Union" program.

http://news.yahoo.com/democrat-irs-testimony-...

I am also aware that facing budget cuts, imposed by the Republican controlled house, officials in the State Department developed a mindset to reduce spending...

Funny how you throw around the IRS report, but completely ignore the IG report on Benghazi that identified the people responsible, and the issues. Those issues are being addressed and the people reassigned.

One burning question no one seems to want to ask, Ambassador Stevens knew of the situation in Benghazi, was warned of the security risk, but chose to go anyway. WHY?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925531 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you might think President Obama, being a big black man, is all powerful......
but neither he or anyone else in our government had anything to do with the Arab spring. Believe it or not, the U.S. isn't responsible for everything. Those uprisings were the work of the people in the country, greatly aided by the internet and the ability to mobilize.
Gaddafi was about to crush the rebels when Obama entered the civil war in Libya.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925532 Jun 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> I guess that Mitt Romney was too 'Left' in 2008. He still praised his socialized medicine plan as Governor of Massachusetts and warned about the dangers of neglecting climate change solutions.
Romney felt Health Care programs should be determined by the states not federal government.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925533 Jun 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for that compliment, I'll be your surrogate father too if ya' want,sonny.
My father taught his kids to assume responsibility and be independent from the pack.

So, I decline as you are counter productive to this.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925534 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Individuals related to Green Peace have been involved in actions that would fall under their guidelines
""Persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts" means individuals, groups and entities on whom there is accurate information proving that they have committed, are attempting to commit or are facilitating the commission of terrorist acts.
"Terrorist acts" are defined as intentional acts that may seriously damage a country or an international organisation by intimidating a population, exerting undue compulsion of various types or by destabilising or destroying its fundamental political, constitutional, economic or social structures. The list of terrorist acts includes:
attacks on a person’s life or physical integrity;
kidnapping or hostage-taking;
causing extensive destruction to a public or private facility, including information systems;
seizure of means of public transport, such as aircrafts and ships;
manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport or use of weapons, explosives, or nuclear, biological or chemical weapons;
release of dangerous substances or causing fires, explosions or floods;
interfering with or disrupting the supply of water, power or any other fundamental natural resource;
directing or participating in the activities of a terrorist group, including by funding its activities or supplying material resources.
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/justic...
All you have to do is watch protesters at the G-8 to see they are engaging in many of these behaviors
again, which European gov't have declared Greenpeace as a terrorist organization???

simple question, you made a statement that Greenpeace is considered a terrorist organization in Europe, which country.

here's your list of terrorist activities, please identify which activities did Greenpeace take part in at any G8 Summit. Where and when?

attacks on a person’s life or physical integrity;
kidnapping or hostage-taking;
causing extensive destruction to a public or private facility, including information systems;
seizure of means of public transport, such as aircrafts and ships;
manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport or use of weapons, explosives, or nuclear, biological or chemical weapons;
release of dangerous substances or causing fires, explosions or floods;
interfering with or disrupting the supply of water, power or any other fundamental natural resource
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925535 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
If something is NOT done immediately Hezbollah will crash the rebels.
Politically, Syria is friends with Iran so Russia is protecting them.
Politically, Iran is a nemesis to the US and the US would like to see the Iran supporting country fall into control of a group less favorable.
Now for the rub -most of rebels are associated with terrorist groups.
Of all the entities that you mention, which is the greatest threat to the US?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#925536 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The rank partisan site 'Media Matters' qualified for the exemption.
Flagging someone BECAUSE they had "Tea Party" in their name is what got the IRS in trouble.
It is apparent you are not familiar with the IG report.
Media Matters is not primarily in politics. So they hold rales, run candidates?

Tea Party. PARTY. The name implies this is primaroly an organization looking to put forth their own candidates.

This is NOT permitted under the rules for the tax exempt status they applied for.

Its that simple.

Whatever

Gering, NE

#925537 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I am aware that the IRS was targeting tea party groups, however, I am also aware that the man responsible for it is a conservative republican...
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.
In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.
Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN's "State of the Union" program that the manager's comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.
"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this," Cummings told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
http://news.yahoo.com/democrat-irs-testimony-...
I am also aware that facing budget cuts, imposed by the Republican controlled house, officials in the State Department developed a mindset to reduce spending...
Funny how you throw around the IRS report, but completely ignore the IG report on Benghazi that identified the people responsible, and the issues. Those issues are being addressed and the people reassigned.
One burning question no one seems to want to ask, Ambassador Stevens knew of the situation in Benghazi, was warned of the security risk, but chose to go anyway. WHY?
Cummings was releasing Progressive squirrels.

According to the FBI director, Mueller, that Cummings was wrong and the investigation is very much being pursued during a congressional hearing this week.

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