Global Realities= Dangerous Territory with Loss of Checks and Balances

President-Elect Obama Faces a Dangerous World

So much will ride on the new president’s willingness — or refusal — to accept and act upon global realities.

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As voters stepped into the polls, they came armed with their opinions, their emotions, their gut feelings, their peer pressure, their community organizers’ suggestions and a variety of other decision-making tools that will never supplant bare-bones knowledge on the issues.

Last time around, it was Diddy warning citizens to “Vote or Die,” but last year a study by the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press nearly gave the world of punditry a collective heart attack. Looking at the survey somberly reminds us that these are the people who voted, volunteered, were perhaps cajoled into registering by an ambitious, compensated town crier with a clipboard.

Only 36 percent of Pew respondents could name Vladimir Putin as the president of Russia — even when he’d been president for nearly eight years. Only two-thirds could name their own state’s governor. Sixty-nine percent could even identify our vice president, even with Dick Cheney’s starring role as the butt of liberal jokes. Just 37 could peg the chief justice of the Supreme Court as leaning conservative, and even fewer respondents, 32 percent, could name Sunni as the Islam branch opposite Shia. And on, and on.

Too many American voters sleepwalk through the world, and yet lined up to pick the next leader of the free world. And now, Barack Obama, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders — a world where many of its inhabitants would like to see a weaker United States so that they can feel stronger themselves, and have won agreement from many on the American left. You have constituents and global onlookers alike who think that the reputation of the U.S. is paramount to doing the right — even if unpopular — thing.

Here are five things you should remember about the world today — and that you should cling to stronger than upper-class citizens’ money:

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Source:Pajamas Media

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along..
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. – George Bush

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Al Qaida #2 Vows to Attack Jews Within and Abroad

alzawahri2.jpgAl Qaida No. 2 Ayman Al-Zawahri.

Al-Qaida’s second-in-command on Wednesday vowed to attack Jews both within and outside Israel, and predicted that a United States withdrawal from Iraq would cause Islamic militant power to grow and threaten Jerusalem.

That is what we have been saying..fight them there, not here… within and outside Israel.. where can one go to escape their evil?

“I expect the Jihadi influence to spread after the Americans’ exit from Iraq, and to move towards Jerusalem,” Ayman Al-Zawahri said in response to questions compiled by Islamist Web sites.

“We promise our Muslim brothers that we will do our utmost to strike Jews in Israel and abroad with help and guidance from God,” he said to those asking when attacks on Israel would take place.

What God? Surely not the God we know….

 Last week, the Al-Qaida leader called on Muslims to strike Israeli, Jewish and American interests in revenge for Israel’s ground incursion in the Gaza Strip in early March.

Al-Zawahri on Wednesday also said that Osama bin Laden was well and reports he was sick were false.

“Sheikh Osama bin Laden is in good health,” the militant leader said. “The ill-intentioned always try to circulate false reports about him being sick.”

Yeah, he is hiding out…like the coward he is.. with a little help from his twisted friends..

The audio message, which was accompanied by a 46-page English transcript, was the first installment of answers to a raft of online questions and focused mainly on future al-Qaida efforts elsewhere in the region, particularly Egypt.

Al-Zawahri, who, like Bin Laden is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan, also denounced the United Nations.

Well, a lot of us don’t much care for the UN..they must have asked you nicely to stop doing something E-VIL

“The United Nations is an enemy of Islam and Muslims,” he said. He defended attacks on UN offices in an apparent reference to twin bomb attacks on UN buildings in Algiers which killed 41 people in December and the 2003 bombing of a UN building in Baghdad which killed 22.

Yeah, you guys love to K-ILLL

In response to criticism Wednesday about the organization’s notoriously brutal tactics, Al-Zawahri maintained that Al-Qaida does not kill innocents.

“We haven’t killed the innocents, not in Baghdad nor in Morocco, nor in Algeria, nor anywhere else,” he said according to the English transcript which, like the audio message, appeared on Web sites linked to the group.

In your mind, the only innocents are the IS-LAM-IST J-G-HADISTS, rest of us are In-fi-dels..

He also predicted the end of the Saudi state, which is swimming against the tide of history and the government of his native Egypt, which he called “a corrupt, rotten regime [that] cannot possibly continue.”

Now that’s kind of like saying you don’t like authority…perhaps??? Oh, unless it is your authority.. Why don’t you just spit it out??? YOU WANT TO RULE THE WORLD and behead or skin alive anyone that does not bow down to your rules….come on, ya know it’s the truth.

Many of the questions he chose to answer focused on restarting the jihad in Egypt, which Zawahri himself helped begin and was crushed by the government in the 1990s.

“The days will reveal to you what you didn’t know, and news will come to you from those who didn’t have it,” he said quoting an old Arabic proverb, about when the jihad would begin again in Egypt, and counseled patience.

Egypt’s plainclothes State Security officers and uniformed police were declared permissible to kill in the struggle for Egypt and he hinted that he had supporters in the Egyptian army, like the man who assassinated former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981.

There goes that authority problem again..Did you ever think of taking Anger Management classes?

“The Egyptian army which produced Khalid al-Islambouli … continues to be full of those whose hearts boil with jealousy for Islam and Muslims and who long for the opportunity to remove the corrupt gang which rules Egypt,” he said.

Well #2. You and Osama look like act like the biggest gang of thugs I ever heard of..

Though the tape could not be independently verified, the message bore the logo of Al-Qaida’s media arm, al-Sahab, and appeared on Web sites linked to the organization.
source: Watch

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