Al Qaeda, ISIS, Islam, politics, terrorism, terrorists, Uncategorized, War On Terror

The Roles Women Play: al Qaeda and Islamic State

The View From Here

“It’s not my role to set off bombs — that’s ridiculous. I have a weapon. It’s to write. It’s to speak out. That’s my jihad. You can do many things with words. Writing is also a bomb.”

 It has been over a month since the husband and wife team of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik committed an act of terrorism is San Bernardino, California. In the aftermath, as a way to determine a motive, investigators initially focused on a garbled message on Facebook left by Malik. The message purported to claim an allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. This led many in the media – and armchair analysts online – to confirm that the attack was at least inspired by IS. But digging deeper into the lives of Farook and Malik revealed a more al Qaeda-style ideology. The fact that Malik was involved in the…

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GOP Debate, politics

GOP Debate

Here is the reported times for talk times.

1 Trump 10:30
2 Bush 8:33
3 Huck 6:32
4 Carsn/Crz 6:28
6 Kasch 6:25
7 Rubio 6:22
8 Chrste 6:03
9 Walkr 5:43
10 Paul 4:51

Even though these times are probably accurate the GOP debate seemed to be more focused on attacking Trump. I found this debate to be one of the worst, or the worst debates I have ever watched. I found it to be biased in many ways. One of them is the way Trump was the center of attention. Since it turned into a pick on Trump moment it left a lot of unanswered questions about the stance on issues from the other debaters.

It should have been better balanced by asking one question and letting the candidates answer, and give a rebuttal if they had one to give. Fox News and being fair and balanced were neither. Another bias I found unprofessional turning into a sideshow. during most of the debate I found it unorganized.

The candidates for the most part were able to get their views and digs in. I would have like to hear more from Dr. Carson and Ted Cruz. I think Megan Kelly and Chris Wallace acted like sharks and were very unprofessional because how they went after Trump because he is inexperienced in politics. Maybe they wanted to teach him a lesson to be prepared and how tough politics can be. I’m not sticking up for Trump by any means. The debate to me look liked a reality show rather than a debate and I am very disappointed about how the moderators turned it into a sideshow.

They should have allowed each candidate to give an answer on each question and let the others add rebuttals as they came up. Cruz, Rubio, Walker, Fiorina, Huckabee, Jindhal, Christie, and Kasich probably did the best jobs getting their views out. Dr. Carson didn’t do too bad. What hurts Dr. Carson is the length of time it takes him to get his point across.

Trump with his hitting an emotional nerve, and telling like it is bit him in the ass during the debate. He couldn’t get the solutions or the stats out he needed to back up what he has been saying. I think his supporters are following him on emotions believing he is right by emotions. Trump did say some truths when it come to business and businessmen using the laws to their advantage and donating and having favors trade for the support given. Pretty much explaining the reasoning people like Jim Trafficant went down. Same thing when Russo and his bunch went down over kickbacks and awarding contracts, and the illegal activities.

Hence the Washington Cartel Senator Cruz talks about. If people like Cruz, Gowdy, and Cotton left their principles and morals at the door when they checked into Washington. They wouldn’t be any better than Reid, McConnell, and Boehner. People are wising up to the shenanigans party in part of social media and people like Andrew Breitbart exposing the truth.

People are also starting to wake up and electing people in like Ernst, Gowdy, Cotton, Cruz, and a few others to infiltrate the GOP. We need people in the House and Senate who will do just like these people are doing I just previously mentioned. We have strayed away from constitutionality big time and need to rein it back.

There is a serious attack on the Bill of Rights and freedoms. It needs to stop and the people need to be vigilant and active making sure we don’t lose our rights liberties, and pursuit of happiness. Heading in the direction we have been heading in we are headed down the path of socialism and marxism. If you think otherwise you need to take off your blinders and get educated.

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A Time For Truth, Books, politics, Ted Cruz

A Time For Truth

I just got done reading A Time For Truth by Senator Ted Cruz. Whether you are a fan of Senator Cruz or not, the book is an excellent read. It’s a very good timeline of his life growing up and describes what his family has gone through. I think it was very well written with a mix of stories that were funny, saddening, and always positive.

I won’t spoil any of the stories he tells in his book. Other than he talked about how his father and family endured in Cuba. His experiences with growing up which, humanized him. Very well thought out and written well. A Time for Truth gives you a snap shot of how he became the man he has become today. And how these experiences shaped him and why he believes the way he does. Talking about people he has admiration for and why. How he took away knowledge and admired the Supreme Court Justices.

His experiences with George W. Bushes campaign and the different paths he has taken. The experiences he had during his senatorial campaign. Leading up to the time of his presidential run. He explains his convictions and beliefs well and how they have influenced his love of the Constitution, law, family, and life. And why he pursues to get back and to adhere to the Constitution. Along with the importance to get back to constitutionality. He describes many rights we have lost and under attack and why it is important to follow the rule of law, instead of the rule of man.

He also gives a good account of how D.C. actually works behind the scenes describing how people are expected to go along to get along. Falling in the trap of being influenced and under the power of lobbyists. His depiction of the Washington Cartel is credible and accurate. This is why people are upset and angry at their representatives. Because after they get into Washington they get sucked into the Washington Cartel. Rightly so, because they end up doing what the corrupt leadership has concocted to do on their terms and not the constituents. And it doesn’t matter what side of the aisle they are on.

I walked away from reading A Time for Truth with a greater respect and admiration for a man like Ted Cruz. We need more people in the House and Senate like him who are willing to stand behind their principles to do the right thing for the people instead of furthering their own careers and catering to K St. lobbyists and their cohorts.

A time for Truth is an excellent read for anyone who is into politics.

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