Commentary & Analysis
L. A. Marzulli
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED MONDAY THAT FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RELEASED $221 MILLION IN U.S. FUNDING FOR THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY ON THE MORNING OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 — JUST HOURS BEFORE HE WAS TO LEAVE OFFICE.
Obama is gone and one poignant image from the day of Trumps inauguration was watching Barak and Michelle leaving Washington in a helicopter.
However, the carnage that he has left after 8 years in office is ongoing and won’t be reversed in a day, a week or a month.
Another paring shot from The outgoing president was giving the Palestinians 221 million dollars. Nice going Barak. Another slap in the face for Israel. Another executive pronouncement that was essentially and end-run around a Republican controlled congress. The emperor strikes again!
So why do I bring this up? Why is it important. It’s important because is shows Obama’s true intentions. It demonstrates, where his allegiances lie. It’s also a sneaky, last-minute political end-run that reeks of imperial authority.
Of course the press isn’t interested in this. As usual they give it a pass and don’t print a word about it. Our media needs a complete overhaul!
Obama made a really bad deal with the Iranians and essentially gave them what amounts to ransom money to the tune of millions of TAX-PAYERS hard earned dollars. In spite of Israel’s Netanyahu proclaiming at the United Nations that this was a very bad deal and essentially begging Obama not to do it. But Obama did it anyway.
Obama’s handing out money without congressional approval is the kind of oligarchy-type actions that I think most Americans are tired of and frankly disgusted with.
In what amounted to a scathing indictment of the Washington political class, Trump proclaimed that America is going to be handed back to the American people. Bully for The Donald!
So we need to start with term limits and cut out the life-time payouts to members of congress even after they’ve left office.
In closing todays post. Obama’s actions speak louder than any political double-speak he could say. He gave the Palestinians a lot of money and snubbed Israel yet again. I’m delighted he’s gone and look forward to Trump’s support of Israel.
I have a BIG announcement later today!
The Watchman Chronicles!
In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Irans powerful Revolutionary Guard test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them, a show of deterrence power by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, a show of force by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel.
The Middle East is a dangerous place. Bibi Netanyahu has called it a, “rough neighborhood.” Our president made a deal with Iran. It was a bad deal and Netanyahu stood before the United Nations, glaring at his constituents and told them so.
Now, just a few months after the sanctions were lifted and the Iranians received billions of dollars from our part of the deal, they’re up to their old tricks again. There’s an old saying: A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots.
I think it applies to Iran in this instant. I have stated at conferences, radio and TV appearances that we’re never going to change the ideology behind the Mullah’s in Iran. They are rabid in their determination to wipe Israel off the map. This latest antic is telling, as their focus remains unchanged. So where does all this lead us to?
Will Iran launch a preemptive strike against Israel? Will they combine forces with Hezbollah and perhaps backed by the Russians, attack Israel? I don’t think it’s a matter of if, but when. Spring is coming and traditionally it is a time when Kings go to war.
Then we have the demented Kim Jong Un, in North Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea caused a new stir Wednesday by publicizing a purported mock-up of a key part of a nuclear warhead, with leader Kim Jong Un saying his country has developed miniaturized atomic bombs that can be placed on missiles. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NKOREA_NUCLEAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-03-09-08-44-03
While our super Bowl was being played North Korea was busy launching satellites into space. Why should we care? Because the North Koreans now have the capability launch a rocket tipped a nuclear war head which is an EMP—electro magnetic pulse weapon—over our country and thus, essentially put us back into Pre-industrial revolution times.
In short, anything with and On and Off switch ceases to work. An EMP would result in the deaths of millions of Americans.
In closing todays post: The World is dangerous place and there are those who pose an existential threat to other countries, like Iran and North Korea. The ideology that drives the leaders of Iran and North Korea is set in cerebral concrete. It’s never going to change.