It’s not much, but it’s a damned good start. MOABs should be used with enough regularity to send a message throughout the Islamofascist Middle East: America is back, we’re not the chickenshit Euros, Obama and his craven foreign policy are gone, and we will do what is necessary to eradicate the muzzie terrorist threat.
In the ‘No Shit Sherlock’ Department: Ex Obama Officials Say Failure to Exert Force Emboldened Enemies
From Fox News
Trump’s decision to act swiftly and decisively, with an airstrike, was what they had wanted to see Barack Obama do in 2013 when he was president and the world learned of the Syrian government’s chemical attack that killed some 1,400 people, including hundreds of children.
But Obama, they say, was too hesitant and too guided by a belief that dialogue was the way to deal with rogue leaders. He preferred the olive branch to the stick in his efforts to appeal to leaders with dangerous instincts, they say.
“I think he left a more dangerous world,” Barry Pavel, senior director for defense policy and strategy on the U.S. National Security Council staff from 2008 to 2010, said to Fox News.
“In Syria, a major mistake was treating it like a humanitarian crisis, when it was a major national security crisis that has caused destabilization on our closest allies in Europe,” Pavel said, “Syria has been a source of terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, and future attacks. I worry about that very much.”
The world watched the United States’ underwhelming response to rogue moves by the Syrian government and by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, Pavel said, and got the message that illegal actions would not be met with military actions.
“Potential adversaries know we had the capability, but not the will” to strike out at aggressive actions by certain nations against their neighbors or their own people, Pavel, who is director at Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, said. “Because they knew that the Obama administration would never use military force for any purpose, they felt free to conduct their coercive actions in the South China Seas, the Russians went into Iran and Syria and North Korea accelerated their nuclear arms program.”
Pavel called it unfathomable that it wasn’t until this year that U.S. troops arrived in Europe to deter Russia from a repeat of its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
“That should have been done in 2014,” he said. “We could have reinforced NATO to reassure our allies that we had their back, or we could have given the sovereign country under attack from Russia legitimate defensive weapons.”
……Michael McFaul, Obama’s ambassador to Russia, said in an interview with the New York Times that the former president’s penchant for a kinder, gentler approach to adversaries was counterproductive.
“For me, this tragedy underscores the dangers of trying to do deals with dictators without a comprehensive, invasive and permanent inspection regime,” said McFaul after the Syrian chemical attack earlier this month. “It also shows the limits of doing deals with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. Surely, the Russians must have known about these chemical weapons.”
Obama’s foreign policies were fraught with idiocy, cowardice, blunder, incompetency, and abject stupidity. Too bad his former aides didn’t have the integrity to confront Barky during his White House occupancy.
The union that represents United Airlines’ 12,500 pilots has weighed in on the forced removal of a passenger in Chicago, saying its members are “infuriated” at what happened and criticizing the actions of the aviation police.
“This violent incident should never have happened and was a result of gross excessive force by Chicago Department of Aviation personnel,” the union said.
On Sunday Dr. David Dao, 69, was forcibly dragged from a flight bound for Louisville after he refused to relinquish his seat to accommodate a crew member. He suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two teeth, according to his lawyer.
The video of the encounter went viral and sparked outrage and has prompted some area police agencies to issue new hands-off policies when it comes to removing passengers from airlines.
The company’s CEO Oscar Munoz apologized twice for the encounter.
Yeah, after he doubled down on the stupidity:
Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines’ parent company, apologized first in a written statement and then in a letter to employees Monday evening.Munoz said he was “upset to see and hear about what happened” at O’Hare. He added, however, that the man dragged off the plane had ignored requests by crew members to leave and became “disruptive and belligerent,” making it necessary to call airport police.
Disruptive and belligerent= Taking the option to refuse when asked to give up your seat, then objecting when you’re assaulted by airline security.
The union statement went on to say that no United employees were involved in the altercation. Republic Airlines was contracted to operated the Express Flight for United and made a last-minute decision to have four crew members “deadhead” or fly as passengers to get to another assignment the next day.
Three paying passengers left the flight voluntarily after they were supposedly selected at random. After Dao refused to give up his seat, the gate agent requested the help of law enforcement, the statement said.
“For reasons unknown to us, instead of trained Chicago Police Department officers being dispatched to the scene, Chicago Department of Aviation personnel responded,” the union said. “At this point, without direction and outside the control of United Airlines or the Republic crew, the Chicago Department of Aviation forcibly removed the passenger.”
United personnel need to learn the difference between reasonable and unreasonable.
They have no common sense. Where in the “ticket agreement” does it state that the airlines can use any method up to and including assault and battery to remove a heretofore calm individual, who only refused to give up his seat, for what turned out to be a flight that wasn’t ‘overbooked’ anyway. How in the hell does that constitute ‘reasonable’ in their minds? What’s next? Airline reeducation camps?
Why not just come on board, drag off four passengers against their will and be done with it?
If he were a rabid muzzie shouting ‘Allah U Akbar’ and threatening to kill all the infidels on the plane, fine. Drag him out and beat his ass. In this case, the force was excessive, and the behavior on the part of security was unreasonable.
Since the flight was not actually overbooked, but instead only fully booked, with the exact number of passengers as seats available, United Airlines had no legal right to force any passengers to give up their seats to prioritize others. What United did was give preference to their employees over people who had reserved confirmed seats, in violation of 14 CFR 250.2a.
Since Dr. Dao was already seated, it was clear that his seat had already been “reserved” and “confirmed” to accommodate him specifically.
A United Airlines spokesperson said that since Dr. Dao refused to give up his seat and leave the plane voluntarily, airline employees “had to” call upon airport security to force him to comply. However, since the flight was not overbooked, United Airlines had no legal right to give his seat to another passenger. In United Airline’s Contract of Service, they list the reasons that a passenger may be refused service, many of which are reasonable, such as “failure to pay” or lacking “proof of identity.”
Taking the option to refuse when asked to give up your reserved seat does not justify being assaulted by airline security. The man did not initiate any disruption. The idiot pilots, flight crew, and security did. He’s got one hell of a lawsuit.
Via Pam Geller
For years, Marvel Comics has voluntarily served to advance the islamization of the culture. Eagerly pursuing the leftist/Islamic agenda, Marvel has created Muslim superheroes fighting Islamophobia etc. and depicted conservatives as their new villains.
And sure, “disciplinary action” was taken against Ardian Syaf, but make no mistake: given Marvel’s unsavory history, this will happen again.
“Marvel artist punished over hidden Islamist and anti-Semitic messages,” by Elizabeth Keatinge, Veuer, April 10, 2017:
“Disciplinary action was taken against a Marvel Comic artist, according to comicbook.com, because he inserted hidden Islamist and antisemitic references into X-Men Gold #1.
Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf says he included the references to the election of the governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
It’s been one of India’s most polarizing elections and it’s about more than choosing the city’s leader.
There’s Chinese Christian incumbent, Basuki Ahok Tjahaja Purnam.
Then there are Muslim rivals. They won the support of hard-line Islamists.
Some say the election has bigger representations about choosing between pluralism and increasingly fundamentalist Islam.
In the comic, there is one scene where Ardian says he drew the character Colossus with a T-Shirt that says “QS 5:51.” It’s a reference to a Quranic verse.
According to fundamentalist interpretations, it prohibits Muslims from electing a Christian or Jewish leader.
In another scene, there is a Jewish character named Kitty Pryde who is drawn together with a sign reading “Jewelry” and her head is drawn next to the part that says “Jew.”
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the creators of X-Men, were both Jewish.”
The quality of comics in America started a steep decline in the 1980s. Now, they’ve turned into Al Jazeera.
The comics of my childhood and teenage years dealt with politics and current events, but to my knowledge they never served as a mouthpiece for the enemies of America and freedom and democracy or glorified a violent theocracy that commits carnage on a grand scale.
The last time I read DC or Marvel comics was in the early 70s, when they were still good.
I liked SGT Rock, Fantastic Four, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Jeb Stuart.
I used to love reading comics as a kid. Now, they’re repugnant.