Arnold Schwarzenegger portrayed Conan the Barbarian in 1982. He was a vengeful barbarian warrior who sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents who were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. That’s Conan. Fast forward to 2009 and we have the emergence of Obama the Destroyer. From Day One, it was apparent that this was no run-of-the-mill politician…no, for one thing, he was black, or half-black, and that in itself promised good things as far as racial relations went. That promise was never fulfilled. On his first day in the Oval Office he said he was going to keep a promise about closing Guantanamo Bay prison…but never said where those terrorists might go, or how or when they would be tried. So far, that promise too has been unfulfilled, but not for not trying.
Obama traded five top terrorists for a soldier that willfully went over to the enemy side. That soldier has never served a day in the stockade and was even promoted. The soldier’s parents were welcomed in the Rose Garden and the father spoke in Arabic, saying what amounted to a prayer. Claire Lopez, a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, said,
What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s first words at the White House were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the White House, the father sanctified the White House and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.
Prior to his election, Obama said that he was going to fundamentally transform the United States. He never hinted as to what we would be turned into. In his last months in office he has accomplished nearly everything that was included in that transformation; what was a great healthcare system was nearly destroyed; a once-mighty military has been turned into a very polite shooting club; political best friends have been rebuffed and we are the laughing stock of the world because we cannot, or will not, keep our word to our friends…or enemies. The rise of Islam during his administration is no accident. There are people of suspicious backgrounds scattered throughout the government, several in policy-making levels and the top man at the Central Intelligence Agency is a Muslim.
The armed forces have been decimated, not just physically, but morally as well. It appears that any person, in any paygrade, who does not toe the Obama line, can very well find themselves being court-martialed on petty or trumped-up charges, or not allowed to re-enlist or simply have their job done away with. Many times I’ve been saying that the deliberate and systematic drawing-down of the military was in preparation for surrendering this country to a foreign power. Once our allies, and we helped them survive World War Two, Russia and China are now potential enemies, with both making noises and rattling sabers. They can do this because the United States has become nothing more than a paper tiger. We no longer hold the upper hand, the balance of power is tipping against us and it’s going to take very strong leadership in the White House in the next round of elections, to get us out of the abyss into which we’ve been thrown. I used to counsel young people that the military, even in time of war, was a good career, an honorable way to serve one’s country and be given lifetime benefits if they stuck it out. That is not the case now.
Once, the American healthcare system was the envy of the world, or at least a large part of it. People came from the far corners of the earth to be treated in a hospital or clinic in the United States. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, it has deteriorated to the point where it’s more hurtful than helpful. Despite having the most expensive health care system, the United States ranks last overall among 11 industrialized countries on measures of health system quality, efficiency, access to care, equity, and healthy lives, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The other countries included in the study were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand Norway, Sweden Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. While there is room for improvement in every country, the U.S. stands out for having the highest costs and lowest performance—the U.S. spent $8,508 per person on health care in 2011, compared with $3,406 in the United Kingdom, which ranked first overall. The United States’ ranking is dragged down substantially by deficiencies in access to primary care and inequities and inefficiencies in Obamacare.
Conan the barbarian and Obama the destroyer…not much difference as far as I’m concerned. Got a different take on this? Let’s hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired
(aka The Old Alarmist)
Duty. Honor. Country.