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Fifth Column
Belmont Club: If Only Stalin Knew
2013-01-08
Which I've always heard related as 'if only the Czar knew' but Stalin was the Czar of his day... and it's been a phrase I've been thinking of a lot as I've watched the Hagel Controversy unfold.
Alan Dershowitz's belated realization that he's been swindled would have been funny if it were not so tragic. He writes that Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense "risks increasing the likelihood that Iran will develop nuclear weapons. It poses that risk because Hagel is well known for his opposition both to sanctions against Iran and to employing the military option if necessary." In this he is undoubtedly correct.
The burden is now on Senator Hagel to persuade the Senate, the American people, and the leaders of Iran that he is fully supportive of the President's commitment not to contain a nuclear armed Iran, but to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring, even if that requires the use of military force to achieve that commendable goal.
But as to causes he is completely wrong. Dershowitz's statement ignores the obvious. If the president were so committed to preventing a nuclear Iran, then why did he nominate Hagel in the first place? The president could have selected any qualified candidate. That he chose Hagel can only indicate that is the true policy he wants to implement.

Words may be true or false, but actions rarely lie. And Dershowitz recognizes the danger, but not the truth. Not yet anyway. His problem is not with Hagel, a mere creature of Obama. The problem is with Obama himself. This must be obvious to a man of his intelligence. But to admit this would be to concede a fundamental error in judgment on his part. It would mean eating not just a little bit of crow, but four courses of it.

Dershowitz supported Obama. He now laments that:
Those of us who voted for President Obama and who want to be certain that Iran is never allowed to develop nuclear weapons, as the President promised, have legitimate concerns about this nomination. We hope that these concerns can be allayed by the President and his nominee, but if they are not, it will be the highest of patriotic duties to oppose Senator Hagel's nomination.
It's kinda late for that.
There's also a digression with the shocking... shocking! idea that Generallissimo Franscisco Chavez (who's still not dead) really didn't care what Noam Chomsky thought was right or wrong.
It is not as if one could oppose Hagel because he could conduct an independent defense policy. He cannot. The only logical basis for objecting to his nomination must that in him the administration has concretely manifested its actual intentions. Thus, Hagel is just the beginning 'the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to you year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health you wake up and smell the coffee' because he is an indicator of where Obama wants to go. There's more -- much more where that came from.
Posted by:Thing From Snowy Mountain

#10  "Perfect Storm", Celine Dion "Titanic" theme, + the Battleship OKLAHOMA.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-08 20:25  

#9  Again, unless SHTF between the Sunni GCC Govts + local Shia populations, Iran as times before will remain on the strategic defensive in 2013 - in Iran's view = strategeery, the burden remains on the US + Israel, etal. to attack Iran first.

POTUS Bammer = USA could be facing military crisis between April-June 2013 vee both Iran + China, of which the most dangerous will be CHINA.
A US-VS-CHINA MIL CRISIS CAN BEGIN IN NE ASIA, BUT OVER TIME CAN SPREAD DIRECTLY ANDOR INDIRECTLY TO THE WHOLE OF EAST, SOUTH, WEST, + CENTRAL ASIA + MIDDLE EAST, ESPEC AS "POST-US", "WORLD #1" WANNABE CHINA ATTEMPTS TO PERMANENTLY SETTLE VARIOUS STRATEGIC ACCESS ISSUES VEE DIFFERENT NATIONS + REGIONS AT ROUGHLY THE SAME TIME.

IOW, US-VS-CHINA MILITARY CRISIS = ultimately come down to CHINA'S GEOPOL EXPANSION + US ROLLBACK IN POWER-N-INFLUENCE ACROSS THE WORLD.

Suits the ANTI-US, PRO-OWG-NWO GLOBALISTS JUST FINE. Ditto as per OWG Caliphate-happy Rising Iran + Radical Islam.

ONCE THE US STARTS GOING DOWN, IT'LL BE TIME FOR THE OWG NUCLEAR? JIHADIS = ISLAM-SPECIFIC THEO-SOCIALISTS/THEO-GLOBALISTS TO START BEHEADING THE OWG SECULAR COMMIES-SOCIALISTS-GLOBALISTS.

'Tis NOT good for GUAM-CNMI or even HAWAII.

Lest we fergit, 1960's GUAM TAOTAMONAS = "AS THE US RETREATS ACROSS THE PACIFIC IT WILL DESIRE TO DENY ITS ENEMIES USAGE OF KEY OR STRATEGIC ISLANDS ..."

[HUGO CHAVEZ + US "LAND/ISLAND-SINKING" TECTONIC = EARTHQUAKE BOMBS here].

Whats that you say - youse like WATER, NOT LAND?

* IIRC TOPIX, WORLD NEWS, MIL FORUMS > US, NEW ZEALAND DEVELOPED/TESTED "TSUNAMI BOMB" DURING WW2. "Project SEAL".

[MOSES-VS-WHAT-HAS-GOD-DONE-FOR-US-LATELY-ANGRY-ISRAELIS IN THE DESERT here].

But I digress ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-08 20:22  

#8  "Usefulless idiots"

FTFY, DS.
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-08 19:16  

#7  Dershowitz supported Obama. He now laments that...

Heh. Looks like a lotta that shit going around these days...
Posted by: tu3031   2013-01-08 19:11  

#6  Useful idiots.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196   2013-01-08 19:06  

#5  Not Molotov-Ribbentropp, think 'Pact of Umar'.

And Koch wasn't playing Umar.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660   2013-01-08 16:14  

#4  Did he think he was Molotov or Ribbentroff?

Man, I came *this* close to spritzing coffee over that one!
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-08 14:35  

#3  So Koch supported Obama as part of his own personal Molotov-Ribbentroff pact?

Did he think he was Molotov or Ribbentroff?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-01-08 12:53  

#2  Ed Koch's story is a bit different.

He's surprised that Obama is turning on Israel so early but he'd always expected him to renege on his promises of support.

Koch endorsed Obama in order to appease him since he expected him to win anyway.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660   2013-01-08 12:38  

#1  Doesn't smell like coffee to me, more like BS.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418   2013-01-08 12:38  

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