The world is in trouble, economies are suffering, wars are raging, people are starving and dying.
The Republican party has found the easy way out.
Once you decide that homeless people are homeless because “they choose that lifestyle,”
as Reagan declared, once you decide that, “America is the greatest country in the world, and we have the right
to do as we please” globally, and that selfishness is a virtue, you are ready to become a Republican.
You may be a Christian, how do you square that with Republican policies?
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
The Christian Messiah reportedly said, “The poor will always be with you.”
One could use this as justification for refusing to help others.
After all, you don’t want to make a liar out of Jesus, do you?
Speaking of lying, this is the new Republican strategy.
They said that Obama is a communist.
They said that Health care for all Americans meant “death panels.”
Vote the bums out.
CNN and other sources are reporting that President Obama has ordered the military and intelligence agencies to update contingency planning for a military option against Iran, should their leaders continue to refuse cooperation with world leaders calling on them to allow inspections and cease development of Nuclear Weapons.
The effort has been underway for several weeks and comes as there is growing concern across the administration’s national security team that the president needs fresh options ready for his approval if he were to decide on a military strike, according to the official who is familiar with the effort.
Meanwhile, like Saddam Hussein, before his denoument, Ahmadinejad is blustering and threatening civilized nations “”Iran’s army is so mighty today that no enemy can have a foul thought of invading Iran’s territory,” the Iranian leader said in a speech, according to state media.
There have been growing signs of Iranian efforts to militarily protect their nuclear sites. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency notes that last year Iran established a separate air defense force, with the stated intention of defending nuclear sites with missiles and air defense radars.
GAZA CITY– The power plant in the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip was shut down on Friday because fuel supplies ran out, with Palestinians blaming Israel, which they do, always.
They don’t mention that they have been bombing Israel on a daily basis.
In reality the shut-down was caused by a dispute over funding among the Palestinians, the Hamas rival, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, has stopped fuel purchases.
The industrial diesel needed to run the power plant — which supplies about 25 percent of Gaza’s energy — comes through an Israeli-controlled fuel terminal, with Israel setting import quotas.
The imports have declined since November when the European Commission transferred responsibility for buying the fuel to the Palestinian Authority, after its aid program expired.
The Israeli army said the Palestinians had stopped buying fuel in recent days after Hamas failed to pay its share of the costs.
“There is no Israeli involvement; if they buy fuel we will let it in as we do on a daily basis,” said Guy Inbar, a spokesman for the Israeli military liaison to Gaza.
Israel supplies about 70 percent of Gaza’s power and Egypt provides five percent, with the remainder from the closed power plant.
Obviously, since Hamas is not bombing Egypt, and Gaza shares a border with Egypt, and Palestinians are Arabs, like Egyptians, it would seem that Hamas would blame Egypt for their lack of oil.
So, you may ask, why doesn’t Egypt supply more energy supplies to Gaza?
Because they consider Hamas to be a terror group.
Which they are.
Egypt wants nothing to do with their Arab neighbor, Hamas, which runs Gaza like a dictatorship.
Israel should terminate supplies to Gaza immediately until Hamas ceases bombing Israel.