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People can argue ad infinitum about the history of the Israeli-Middle east situation, the bottom line is this: Israel exists. It is a sovereign nation. It has been under attack for 60 years, surrounded on three sides by many other nations who are dedicated toward its annihilation.

Imagine your home being the target of bullets and bombs, day after day. You are faced with a choice of dying, or fighting back. Your enemy has no interest in talking, they only want you destroyed. They make that crystal clear. No one comes to defend you. Finally, you have had enough and you start firing back with all the arms at your disposal. It’s not your intent to make it an even fight, it’s your intent to destroy them before they destroy you. You have no choice. Incredibly, public opinion is swayed by effective propaganda and people think you’re the bad guy.

Expand that scenario into a country instead of a single homestead, and you have Israel.

During his run for the presidency, while visiting Israel, Barack Obama said, “If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I would do everything to stop that, and

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This is about the September, 2007 Blackwater Baghdad shootings in which five contract security officers are charged with killing seventeen innocent Iraqis and face up to thirty years in prison. Nearby Iraqi witnesses claim the incident was unprovoked. That would mean that an armed group of private officers within a volatile foreign land had nothing better to do with their time than to form an evil cabal and decide to open fire on some innocent people just for kicks.

That reminds me of the allegation that eleven L.A. cops arrived on a murder scene in 1994, and when they found out the killer was a celebrity, they all agreed to plant evidence against the celebrity for no other reason but that he happened to be black.

First, it’s important to understand just exactly the role of this private security organization’s role within Iraq.

Blackwater is the largest of the State Department’s three private military security contractors, training over 40,000 officers a year in offensive and defensive military tactics. They received a government contract in 2003 to provide services in Iraq, securing facilities and dignitary personnel, not to mention the American Embassy in Baghdad, the largest in the world. Their role

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This blog was originally posted in November of 2007, re-printed this date. 



Posted on November 11th, 2007 by Marshall Frank in Politics & Government, Edit

Government is not so complicated. It’s just corrupt

One only has to monitor the illegal immigration fiasco to realize the extent of debauchery that prevails in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Beyond that, the war in Iraq, the global war on terror, issues with environment, crime, gun control, pharmaceuticals, taxes and social security, energy, pork spending, and on and on.

Keeping it simple, but not stupid, the problems can be boiled down to a common denominator: Political fund raising.

We can talk about soft money and hard money, lobbyists and all the loopholes, but it all equates to this: When an individual, corporation or special interest group donates huge amounts of money to a political campaign, it’s for one purpose: To buy influence. The more the contribution, the more the influence. Anyone who thinks that such influence is intended to improve conditions for American citizens is living on the planet Mars. It’s to promote one’s business. For politicians, it’s to gain and retain power.

The tobacco industry didn’t …

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A U.S. congressman is caught hoarding $90 thousand in cash stashed in his freezer. A U.S. senator from Alaska is convicted of failing to disclose political gifts. Another Senator is caught playing footsie with an undercover cop in a public restroom. A New York governor is caught commiserating with prostitutes. There are far too many incidents to list. Meanwhile, the beat goes on.

Four Illinois governors in recent years have been indicted and/or convicted of crimes. What is most disturbing about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is charged with trying to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat, is that he does not stand alone in the world of political corruption. It is pervasive. Part of the game. Business as usual. Just don’t get caught.

Virtually hundreds of politicians, federal, state and local, have been nailed in compromising or criminal situations over the years. It begs the question; is this the tip of the proverbial iceberg? If this is what we know, how much more is there that we don’t know?

The real problem, is apathy. People don’t really care. Americans, it seems, have become indifferent to corruption. It is amazing, that a candidate who is caught with bundles of cash in

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Is money the root of all evil?

Well, it may be the root that forms the tree of future civilizations on planet earth.

While our government representatives, banks and corporate interests hunt for a short-range, quick fix for the economic problems in the U.S., and the world in general, they are willing to sell out to the enemies of the free world to fatten their portfolios and to retain/gain political power. Meanwhile, fat-cats will enjoy luxuries in the present generation while setting set the stage for our granddaughters to wear abayas and living under Islamic law called: Shariah.

It is no secret that a huge faction of the Islamic world has serious intent on spreading their faith and ideology throughout the western world, and have initiated a far-reaching plan headed by the Muslim Brotherhood and their strategy known as “The Project.” (Google it) Part of that plan, is to take control the financial networks. Once they control the money, the proverbial foot in the door will become a battering ram. And we’re letting it happen.

I am no expert on the complications of international banking. I couldn’t begin to debate the subject with anyone knowledgeable. But I have done my

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On a summer afternoon in Portland, Oregon, 68 year-old Margaret Sutherland kissed her five grown children one by one, listened to her son read the 23rd Psalm, gazed out the window toward the Williamette River a final time then hoisted a glass of water to help her swallow ten, 100 milligram capsules of Seconal. Within five minutes, she was unconscious. In fifteen minutes, she was dead…as she wished.

Cancer had already claimed one of her lungs and eaten her ribs. She had lost control of her bowels and coughed blood constantly. The pain was so intense, she could hardly walk.

Doomed to two, three or four more months of suffering before arriving at death, she also considered the hardships being imposed upon her loved ones. Sutherland decided to take advantage of Oregon’s Death With Dignity law, received confirmation of her doom from two doctors and asked for the needed prescription to end her life. When the day arrived, she put on a dress, a little make-up and said her last goodbyes to friends and family. Love abounded, suffering ended. Everyone was at peace, including Mrs. Sutherland.

How can anyone argue with that?

Obscured amid major political issues this year …

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The fat lady has sung. The two-year political marathon is finally over. No other nation on earth takes nearly two years of campaigning to elect a leader. Not even close.

The media won’t know what to do with themselves with all that dead air time, without a national candidate to bolster, harangue, adore or excoriate.

Barack Obama, to his credit, was brilliant. Then again, brilliance is his strongest asset. Congratulations are certainly in order. Despite differences in thought and opinion, we must all try to gel together in support of our new president, as we do with all new presidents.

I have made no secret of my fears of an Obama presidency. I’ve made some readers angry, even visceral, by writing these blogs trying to share vital information about a candidate that I felt might do great harm if elected. I thought it important that people know these things, and not turn a blind eye, clouded by eloquent oratory and a liberal yearning to see the first minority in the White House. My suspicions come honestly, not only from an enormous well of information out there from other writers and investigators, but from detailed research.

Cops are always on guard …

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