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Note from Rand Paul and Public Letter to President Barack Obama

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Al Queda in Syria.

I just got this email from Rand Paul. Please note that Obama gave 20 F-16 fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood controlled government in Egypt, which is 4 MORE than we had over our homeland on 9/11.

Dear Justin,

I do not believe we should be arming radical regimes like those of President Mohammed Morsy and his Muslim Brotherhood Party in Egypt.

Earlier this year, President Obama sent 20 F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to the Morsy regime.

And now the people of Egypt are rising up and demanding President Morsy’s removal.

Sending American aid to government’s run by radical’s like the Muslim Brotherhood weakens our national security when the people of Egypt see our government aligned with a regime they are protesting.

I hope you’ll take a few moments to read my op-ed

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

My friends, we live in very dangerous times.

Tomorrow, July 4th, marks more than a day in our nations’ history. It marks a mindset, a worldview, a philosophy. This ideal, “Individual Liberty & Self-Government”, was the height of the enlightenment, and mankind’s greatest achievement.

Today, Americans are faced with a government that is a Beast when compared to the paltry taxation that sparked the First American Revolution.

George Washington said that “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Barack Obama says that “..if the people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the constitution, due process, and the rule of law then we’re going to have some problems here.”

Well Mr. President, allow me to explain to you why the American people don’t trust the American government.

  • Both Republicans and Democrats voted approve of massive payouts to private banking and business interests without reading the bills.
  • Both parties voted for the “Patriot Act” and NDAA, destroying the 4th amendment.
  • Obamacare forces Americans who can’t afford it to purchase products from insurance companies, enforced by the IRS.
  • The IRS targets conservative and other anti-establishment political groups and then lies about it.
  • The NSA monitors and stores all American’s eMail and electronic communication and then lies about it.
  • DHS publicly identifies veterans and patriotic groups as potential terrorists.
  • The press & white house engage in a public campaign to strip responsible Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights.
  • The president signs executive orders infringing on the 2nd Amendment.
  • The federal government support a revolution in Egypt whereby the Muslim Brotherhood is brought to power immediate followed by mass murder of blacks and Christians then rewards them with FIGHTER JETS and other weapons systems.
  • Benghazi?
  • The federal government supports a revolution in Syria and continues to arm the Al Queda rebels with a variety of weaponry to facilitate the revolution.
  • Congress Votes for open borders and amnesty.
  • The Supreme Court Declare Obamacare a tax and upholds it.
  • The Supreme Court establishes gay marriage
  • The Fed declares quantitative easing will continue forever.
  • Multiple reporters die mysteriously hours before they announce they are going to break a story that will bring down the whole house of cards.
  •  Individuals who feel obligated by their oath to reveal secret programs that violate our constitution are publicly demonized and prosecuted.

This list does not even serve as an introduction to the corruption of this government.

Since, Mr. President, you insist that “we have a problem” if “we cannot trust this government”, I have no choice but to infer that you either believe we are utter fools, or you know full and well that we have a problem, because you know that you’ve been a bad boy.

You know all the dirty dark secrets of your administration, and your predecessors, and you know, that if the people ever find out, they will rise. You know that people like Edward Snowden, Andrew Breitbart and Bradley Manning will continue to come forward out of necessity. After all, humans still do have consciousness… and that’s why we can’t be trusted with weapons.

This 4th of July, I will celebrate my Independence. Not from England, and no, not from Congress or a corrupt Judiciary. I celebrate my eternal inherent Independence, and the rights that flow from it. These rights are not granted by you Mr. President or any other “Public Servant,” they flow from God.

These rights are not granted to us by the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, they do not come from local, state or federal lawmakers. These are inherent rights, granted to us by our Creator, expressed in the Constitution.

These rights are not only inherent, but sacred, even as sacred as the lives of our children insomuch as they are forever tied to the quality of life our progeny will, or will not enjoy.

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Urgent NATO meeting in Brussels to discuss shelling

Reposted from aljazeera.com

Retaliation follows mortar attack from Syrian territory that killed family of five in border town of Akcakale.

Turkish armed forces have launched artillery attacks against Syria in response to a Syrian mortar strike which killed five members of the same family in southeastern Turkey.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, said the attacks, carried out following radar tracking, were within the rules of engagement as the mortars landed within 10 kilometres of the border.

Western officials, from Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO secretary-general, to Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state,  quickly condemned the attack that struck a house in the border town of Akcakale.

Clinton said the White House was “outraged” by the “very dangerous situation” created by the attack.

Ankara has agreed to convene an urgent meeting of NATO members in Brussels to discuss the shelling. The meeting of NATO ambassadors falls under Aritce 4 of the NATO charter which provides for consultations when a member state feels its territorial integrity, political independence or security is under threat.

Witnesses said policemen have also been injured in the shelling, which originated only kilometres away from the Syrian border.

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, briefed Ban Ki-Moon, UN chief, on the situation shortly word of the attack reached Ankara.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from Antakya, on the Turkish-Syrian border, said though this the mortar attack marks the third instance of Syrian gunfire or artillery reaching Turkish territory, it is the “first time Turkey has actively become involved” in the situation.

Aleppo explosions

Earlier on Wednesday, four blasts struck a government-controlled district close to a military officers’ club in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing dozens and wounding more than 100, opposition activists said.

“A medical source said that at least 40 people were killed and 90 injured,” the UK-based watchdog group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

“Most of them were regime troops.”

Meanwhile, official television channel Al-Ikhbariya said 31 people were killed and dozens wounded.

The attacks within minutes of each other struck the main Saadallah al-Jabiri Square near a military officers’ club and a hotel.

Syrian state television reported of “terrorist explosions” in the city.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin, reporting from Beirut in neighbouring Lebanon, said there was still no clear claim of responsibility for the attacks.

“Fighting between the government forces and the rebels continue, but no one is making any progress. The civilians are paying the price for it.”

Aleppo, Syria’s commercial hub and largest city, has seen intensified fighting between regime forces and rebels trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad, especially after the fighters launched a new offensive last week.

Aleppo-based activist Mohammad Saeed said the explosions went off minutes apart at one of the city’s main squares.

He said the blasts appear to have been caused by car bombs and were followed by clashes and heavy gunfire.

Continued

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Turkey Attacks Syria, Retaliation

Reuters reports that Turkey has retaliated for the the Syrian mortar bomb fired over the Turkish border, which killed five members of a Turkish family:

From @Reuters on Twitter
Reuters Top News

TURKEY SAYS HAS STRUCK TARGETS IN SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO MORTAR STRIKE ACROSS BORDER – STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

By Kadir Celikcan at HuffingtonPost.com

AKCAKALE, Turkey, Oct 3 (Reuters) – A mortar bomb fired from Syria landed in a residential district of the southeastern Turkish town of Akcakale on Wednesday, killing a woman and four children from the same family and wounding at least eight other people.

A cloud of dust and smoke rose up over low-rise buildings as residents ran to help the wounded. Others, infuriated by the increasing spillover of violence from Syria’s civil war, took to the streets shouting protests against the local authorities.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu phoned U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to brief him about the incident and also spoke with senior military officials and Syria crisis mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, his ministry said in a statement.

Davutoglu signalled over the weekend that Turkey would take action if there was a repeat of a mortar strike which damaged homes and workplaces in Akcakale last Friday.

“It (latest mortar round) hit right in the middle of the neighbourhood. The wife and four children from the same family died,” Ahmet Emin Meshurgul, local head of the Turkish Red Crescent, told Reuters, adding he knew the victims personally.

“People here are anxious, because we got hit before. Security forces tried to convince people to empty the neighbourhood near the border, but now we’ve been hit right in the middle of the town,” he said.

A Reuters witness saw three police officers among the wounded being taken to hospital.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan long cultivated good relations with Assad but became a harsh critic after Syria’s popular revolt began last year, accusing him of creating a “terrorist state”. Erdogan has allowed Syrian rebels to organise on Turkish soil and pushed for a foreign-protected safe zone inside Syria.

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Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.”

Reposted from dougwead.wordpress.com:

News is now leaking out about a private meeting between evangelical leaders and presidential candidate Ron Paul which took place last Wednesday night. The leaders asked Dr. Paul about an Executive Order moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The real issue here is not what America wants but what Israel wants. We have no right to chose their capital,” Dr. Paul said, “If they say it is Jerusalem, then it is Jerusalem.”

The Barack Obama administration has consistently rejected this idea and Governor Mitt Romney steadfastly refuses to make a commitment on the issue.

The meeting held last Wednesday night in Ft. Worth, Texas, had two representatives of evangelicals presenting Dr. Paul with a list of questions they had received from denominational leaders, pastors and television evangelists. In the wake of Senator Rick Santorum’s departure from the presidential race, many evangelical leaders are turning to Ron Paul.

The question to Dr. Paul was posed by Rev. Brian Jacobs, one of the evangelical participants. Jacobs, a former consultant to the Billy Graham Association and a pastor of the Ft. Worth Metroplex Church asked the question at the beginning of the meeting. According to Jacobs, Dr. Paul asked, “How would we feel if some other nation told us that we would have to make our capital in New York and they refused to build their embassy in Washington, D.C. It is none of our business.”

Paul’s answer even surprised some of his own staff.

In earlier interviews Dr. Paul has stated that we should stop being Israel’s master and start being her friend and trading partner. In 1981, Dr. Paul was the only public figure who defended Israel’s military action when she took out the Iraqi nuclear facilities. He, alone, in the U.S. Congress, refused to condemn the action saying that Israel has the right to defend herself without approval of the United States.

continued at dougwead.wordpress.com

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