Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Read more
Karma

Bethel, ME

#939878 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Idiot, here's the post again. Start with the British leaving Veitnam and the Chinese refusing to leave.
I'll give you the next event in the recent history of Vietnam:
HO CHI MINH GOES TO PARIS AND ASKS THE FRENCH TO RETURN TO VIETNAM TO REMOVE THE CHINESE ARMY THAT DIDN'T LEAVE VIETNAM AFTER THE JAPANESE ARMY HAD BEEN REMOVED.
Now, what happened next in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh went to Paris and asked the French to return to Vietnam?
(... psssssttt.... The French bring elections to Vietnam and don't endorse Ho Chi Minh as supreme ruler of Vietnam.)
Ok, I gave that one away. How about you tell us what happened next.
(... psssstttt.... Ho Chi Minh starts a war against the French he asked to return to Vietnam, and the democratically elected government resulting from the elections.)
Well, I gave that away, too. Let's just get to Vietnam becoming part of the Cold War:
Ho Chi Minh asks the Soviet Union to help him with the war he started against the French he asked to come back to Vietnam and who made Vietnam a democracy, and the Viet Minh defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu with weapons supplied by the Soviet Union.
I seem to be giving you all the answers to the test.
Now that you know how Vietnam became part of the Cold War, how about you take it from here and tell us how the US became involved in Vietnam.
History lesson part II
July 1945 Potsdam Allies agree to divide Vietnam @16 Parrallel, Chinese to disarm Japanese north of 16th parallell
Sept 1945 150,000 Chinese troops arrive in North Vietnam, much looting
in Saigon, newly released French soldiers go on a killing rampage, many Vietnamese civilians massacred
Oct 1945, 45,000 French troops arrive in Vietnam determined to reestablish colonial rule

Feb/Mar 46-Chinese LEAVE North Vietnam turning control over to French
Mar 46 Uncle Ho agrees to let French troops in return for recognition of a free democratic republic of Vietnam

MAY-SEPT 46 UNCLE HO IN PARIS FIGHTING FOR RECOGNITION FAILS REVOLUTIONARY WAR/ANTI-COLONIAL WAR OF INDEPENDENCE FROM COLONIAL RULE STARTS
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#939879 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Personally I'd like to hear more about Valerie Jarrett.
Did you know that she married Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1983 when Obama was about 22 yoa? Did you know that she then divorced Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1988 when Obama was about 27 yoa.

To characterize her present status as Vernon Jarrett's daughter in law would be a lie.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#939880 Jul 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Front you need New Material!!
It's never too old "news"to criticize a war-mongering President George W Bush or a Ronald Reagan.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#939881 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
A documentary exposed Valerie Jarrett as being one of the worst slumlords in Chicago a few years ago - pretty sure by the mainstream media. I'll see if I can find it for you.
Unless Valerie Jarrett being a notorious slumlord whose district Barrack Obama represented and both claiming to care about the poor doesn't bother you.
I thought you said she was president?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939882 Jul 8, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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What a load. You kept insisting that Hitler was elected and was removed by a coup. Dummy
On behalf of the poster, Whatever...

A number of top SS officials did try to attempt a coup and seize power from Hitler by an assassination and implementing Valkyrie. It obviously failed, so Whatever clearly misspoke.

But he admitted having done so, so now it's your turn to put down the stones and let it go. You'd have lumps all over your body otherwise.

But there is this: Two years after becoming the leader in 1921 after a rapid growth of the Nazi Party by engaging in unrelenting propaganda through the party newspaper, in 1923 Hitler was tried for treason and sentenced to five years in prison for trying to force leaders of the Bavarian government and the local army commander to proclaim a national revolution, only serving nine months.

During Hitler’s absence in prison, the Nazi Party languished and Hitler was forbidden to make speeches after his release in Bavaria and other German states until 1928. But by 1926, Hitler had successfully established his position again.

A coup of sorts.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/267...

I learn something new all the time on here.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Coldwater, Mi

#939883 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Which god?
One God.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939884 Jul 8, 2013
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In a stunning bid for a political comeback, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said today that he was considering running for office in New York City.

Mr. Berlusconi announced his intentions after several local polls showed him with a higher approval rating than the candidates currently on offer in the city.

For the disgraced former Prime Minister, the chance to start over again in New York is “like a dream come true.”


“In Italy, you make one little mistake, they throw you in jail seven years,” he said.“New Yorkers are much more forgiving.”

Mr. Berlusconi said that he had not yet decided what office to run for, but was leaning toward public advocate.
Once they see how good Silvio does at that, they make him mayor or governor, no?” he said, with a booming laugh.

Mr. Berlusconi said that he was unconcerned by rumors of a possible bid for office in New York by another former European politician, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

“Just let him try,” he said.“Do I look worried? I am not worried. I walk down street, people tell me thumbs up. New York loves Silvio.”
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939885 Jul 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know that she married Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1983 when Obama was about 22 yoa? Did you know that she then divorced Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1988 when Obama was about 27 yoa.
To characterize her present status as Vernon Jarrett's daughter in law would be a lie.
LOL
Karma

Bethel, ME

#939886 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, your answer was:
"Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expect a different result?"
Is this correct? You would do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and you're stupid enough to think you'd have a different experience than the Soviets, right?
GUESS YOU CAN'T READ. The Mission was not support nation building in Afghanistan, or support a puppet regime

here read real slow:

THE MISSION: GET OSAMA BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA.

I would not have outsourced the mission to a bunch of warlords. I would have used American troops. I would not have diverted troops & equipment from that mission to invade Iraq., i would have used troops in overwhelming superiority at Tora Bora and gotten Osama bin Laden. Then I would withdraw all troops

I would never have invaded Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, did not pose a threat to us and actually provided a deterrent to Iranian ambitions

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#939887 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Sure seems like there has been an unusual number of explosions this year. Two fertilizer plants in Texas and Indiana and now a train derails and explodes in Quebec.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/08...
Coincidence?
Maybe ,if we called abortion clinics 'fertilizer plants' then Republicans wouldn't be trying to shut them down.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#939888 Jul 8, 2013
Arab slave trade

When I was researching the subject of the Arab slave trade, I came upon a veritable treasure of a website established by The African Holocaust Society, or Mafaa [Swahili for "holocaust"], a non-profit organisation of scholars, artists, filmmakers, academics, and activists dedicated to reclaiming the narratives of African histories, cultures, and identities. Included in this great body of scholarly works is a comprehensive section on the Arab slave trade, as well as the Jewish slave trade, African-Arab relations over the centuries, and more, by Owen Alik Shahadah, an activist, scholar and filmmaker.

Reading this part of our shared history, we can see how a large proportion of Arabs, including those among us who harbour anti-black racism, are the sons and daughters of African women, who were kidnapped from Eastern African nations as sex slaves.

Unlike the European slave trade, the Arab slave trade was not an important feature of Arab economies and it predominantly targeted women, who became members of harems and whose children were full heirs to their father's names, legacies and fortunes, without regard to their physical features. The enslaved were not bought and sold as chattel the way we understand the slave trade here, but were captured in warfare, or kidnapped outright and hauled across the Sahara.

Race was not a defining line and enslaved peoples were not locked into a single fate, but had opportunity for upward mobility though various means, including bearing children or conversion to Islam. No-one knows the true numbers of how many African women were enslaved by Arabs, but one need only look at ourselves to see the shadows of these African mothers who gave birth to us and lost their African identities.

But while African scholars at the Mafaa Society make important distinctions between the Arab and European slave trades, enslavement of human beings is a horror of incomprehensible proportions by any standard, and that's what it was in the Arab world as it was - or is - anywhere. There are some who argue that the Arab slave traders were themselves indistinguishable from those whom they enslaved because the word "Arab" had cultural relevance, not racial.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#939889 Jul 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Me too! Pay for it yourself!
Bah, Homer has no kids but pays for your brats to go to school.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#939890 Jul 8, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>One God.
Which?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#939891 Jul 8, 2013
In response to an essay I wrote recently regarding the "essential blackness" of the Palestinian struggle, I received this reaction, among others: "What about Arab anti-black racism? Or the Arab slave trade?"

The Arab slave trade is a fact of history and anti-black racism is a fact of current reality, a shameful thing that must be confronted in Arab societies. Though I claim no expertise on the subject, I think that applying notions of racism as it exists in the US will preclude a real understanding of the subject in the Arab world.

I spent much of much of my youth in the Arab world and I do not recall having a race consciousness until I came to the United States at the age of 13. My knowledge of Arab anti-black racism comes predominantly from Arab Americans. Like other immigrant communities, they adopt the prevailing racist sentiments of the power structure in the US, which decidedly holds African-Americans in contempt.

This attitude is also becoming more prevalent in Arab countries for various reasons, but mostly because Arab governments, particularly those that import foreign labour from Africa and Southeast Asia, have failed to implement or enforce anti-discrimination and anti-exploitation laws.

In many Arab nations, including Kuwait where I was born, workers are lured into menial jobs where their passports are confiscated upon arrival and they are forced into humiliating and often inhuman working conditions. They have little to no protection under the law and are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, including extraordinarily long working hours, withholding of salaries, sexual, mental, and physical abuse, and denial of travel.

The recent case of Alem Dechesa brought to light the horrors faced by migrant workers in Lebanon. Dechesa, a domestic worker from Ethiopia, committed suicide after suffering terrible mental and physical abuse at the hands of her Lebanese employers, whose savage beating of her in front of the Ethiopian Consulate went viral last year.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#939892 Jul 8, 2013
Gaddafi's role

The late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi understood this and he used his power and wealth to try to redeem our shared history. He was the first Arab leader to apologise on behalf of Arab peoples to our African brothers and sisters for the Arab slave trade and the Arab role in the European slave trade.

He funnelled money into the African Union and used Libya's wealth to empower the African continent and promote pan-Africanism. He was a force of reconciliation, socialism, and empowerment for both African and Arab peoples. Gaddafi's actions threatened to renew African-Arab reconciliation and alliances similar to that which occurred at the height of the Non-Aligned Movement during the presidencies of Jamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.

Thus, NATO's urgency to prevent "massacres" and "slaughter" in Libya was manufactured and sold wholesale. The fear of African-Arab solidarity can be seen in the way the US-backed Libyan insurgency spread rumours that "black African" mercenaries were committing atrocities against Libyans. Gaddafi became an even bigger threat when an agreement was reached with the great anti-imperialist force in South America, Hugo Chavez, to mediate a solution to the uprising in Libya.

Now both of these champions of their people are gone, and the so-called Libyan revolutionaries are executing "black Africans" throughout the country. Gone, too, is NATO's worry about slaughter in Libya, and another high-functioning Arab nation lies in ruin, waste and civil strife - primed for rampant corporate looting.

I wrote previously that the Palestinian struggle against the erasure of our existence, history and identity was spiritually and politically black in nature. So, too, are other struggles, like that of migrant workers throughout many Arab nations. These are our comrades. They are the wretched, exploited, robbed, and/or, at last, liberated.

I refer to Black as a political term, not necessarily a racial or ethnic descriptor. In the words of Owen Alik Shehadah: "Black People is a construction which articulates a recent social-political reality of people of colour (pigmented people). Black is not a racial family, an ethnic group or a super-ethnic group. Political Blackness is thus not an identity but moreover a social-political consequence of a world which after colonialism and slavery existed in those colour terms. The word "Black" has no historical or cultural association, it was a name born when Africans were broken down into transferable labour units and transported as chattel to the Americas."

But that word has been reclaimed, redefined, and injected with all the power, love, defiance, and beauty that is Africa. For the rest of us, and without appropriating the word, "black" is a phenomenon of resistance, steadfastness - what we Palestinians call sumud - and the beauty of culture that is reborn out of bondage and oppression.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939893 Jul 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
Is there a pattern here? Hillary has a seizure prior to her testimony on Benghazi, Kerry caught yachting during Middle-East Crisis WH denied than backtracks days later Teresa Heinz Kerry taken to hospital Critical condition appeared to have a seizure of some kind or is this just a Migraine brought on by Kerry!!
Any convenient means of stonewalling that's plausible to distract the masses will do.

Sometimes Obama just gets downright lucky - a major hurricane right before the election? Couldn't have asked for a bigger spotlight or photo ops before the people went to the polls.

Romney all but disappeared during that week before the election blinded by the glow of Obama looking so presidential in the aftermath of massive destruction.

Kind of like a sign though too. Massive destruction helps elect the wrong president?

Just being introspective.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939894 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a breakdown of the tanks Janet Napolitano has at her disposal?
No. Can you help us with that one? How many tanks did Janet Napolitano procure while Obama was spending a hundred million dollars on a jaunt in Africa and taking hot meals away from the Armed Forces of the United States serving in Afghanistan?

Now back to the post you keep running away from:

I didn't mean to inadvertently over tax your ability to rationalize. I probably caught you off guard. I'll give you another chance since it was probably a fluke you got your ass handed to you.
Daughter-in-law of communist Vernon Jarrett and has the office immediately adjacent to the Oval Office. You know, the office Obama went to when he was summoned from the golf course when he didn't even have a clue the operation to kill bin Laden was even happening. You ran away from that discussion previously when the truth about Obama being indoctrinated in Marxist communism his entire life got shoved up your ass.
Now, back to the topic you responded to:
It's 9/12.
You're the president.
What do you do? Do you:
1) Surrender to the muslim jihad? or;
2) Do the Bill Clinton thing and lob a few cruise missiles into their general direction? or;
3) Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expect a different result? or;
4) You do something different.
If you choose 4) You do something different, what do you do?
... well, dumbass?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#939895 Jul 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know that she married Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1983 when Obama was about 22 yoa? Did you know that she then divorced Wm. Robt. Jarrett in 1988 when Obama was about 27 yoa.
To characterize her present status as Vernon Jarrett's daughter in law would be a lie.
Morning Realtime, Happy Town Crier Day and happy Ice Cream Month. Tomorrow is Sugar Cookie Day, always a fan favorite.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939896 Jul 8, 2013
Karma wrote:
<quoted text>
GUESS YOU CAN'T READ. The Mission was not support nation building in Afghanistan, or support a puppet regime
here read real slow:
THE MISSION: GET OSAMA BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA.
I would not have outsourced the mission to a bunch of warlords. I would have used American troops. I would not have diverted troops & equipment from that mission to invade Iraq., i would have used troops in overwhelming superiority at Tora Bora and gotten Osama bin Laden. Then I would withdraw all troops
I would never have invaded Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, did not pose a threat to us and actually provided a deterrent to Iranian ambitions
I read and understood your response.

So, your answer was:
"Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expect a different result?"
Is this correct? You would do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and you're stupid enough to think you'd have a different experience than the Soviets, right?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#939897 Jul 8, 2013
So what's the latest scoop on Janet's tanks and all that ammo?

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