Indiana religious rights fury isn’t about legislating gay discrimination, it’s about legislating religious discrimination

The furor over Indiana passing the religious freedom restoration law is just the latest example of the left co-opting an issue for political gain. We know the back story now. President Clinton signed similar federal legislation. A couple dozen other states also have similar legislation on the books. Obama signed on as a state senator. So there’s no precedent here, just hypocrisy from the left.

This is an example of the Obama charter of negative liberties. You may recall this interview Obama gave.

“The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society… [The Supreme Court] didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. [It] says what the states can’t do to you. [It] says what the federal government can’t do to you, but [it] doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”

In other words, this isn’t an issue about potentially legalizing gay discrimination. What Obama and his LGBT community brown shirt supporters want is for legislation to be passed to dictate that all will actively promote the LGBT community. Tolerance is nowhere near enough. They want the government to intervene “on your behalf” to force all Americans, not just limited to religious objection, to promote their views.

The Founders inserted limitations in our Constitution to keep church and state separate. The Supreme Court never ventured into areas Obama objects to because those aren’t areas in which laws need to be clarified. Pursuing an agenda to rectify a non-existent “charter of negative liberties” is the mantra of the left. Activist judges and courts that legislate from the bench. It violates the spirit of the Constitution as well as the language used by the Founders.

This is collectivism trumping individualism. It is how our liberties are slowly and methodically stripped away bit by bit. Ignorant Americans will embrace the emotional aspect of this issue. They will buy into the idea that this is an attack on the rights of gays. Reinforcing existing protections such as religious freedom is seen as an attack on gay rights. In lefty world, you cannot have both mutually exclusive. It is a pendulum in which protection of rights under law they don’t agree with must infringe upon the rights of those they do support.

This issue, as well as an ever increasing list of others, is a prime example of why the opposite of what Obama calls for is true. We don’t need government at any level intruding in our lives to dictate how we must live them. Obama said “what the government must do on our behalf”. Precisely the problem.

The MICE will play while the CAT is away

Eisenhower’s famous line warning us against the military-industrial complex was altered. In a prior draft, he had called it by its correct terminology, the military-industrial Congressional complex. Today we must include corporate America into the mix. Various wordings have been used by different people, myself included, over the years. I believe I once went with the military-industrial-corporate-elected official complex. That’s because I liked it but also because the acronym is MICE which is to the point and seems fitting.

So who is the CAT that allows the MICE to play? Why, the credit of the American taxpayer of course!

The war in Yemen seems to have flared up rather quickly until you learn the back stories. The BBC revisits the history with the war from over 45 years ago – http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/adamcurtis/2010/01/yemen_the_return_of_old_ghosts.html.

The Islamism that we face today rose up in the 1970s precisely as a reaction to those corrupt regimes and their western backers. It too is an anti-colonial project that is very similar to Nasser’s vision of a united Arab world free of western influence – but with religion bolted on. And now, to fight it, we are preparing to send arms and “intelligence advisers” to help prop up a corrupt regime in Yemen.

Zero Hedge attempts to explain

What’s REALLY Going On In Yemen

Yemen – previously called “Aden” – has one of the oldest civilizations in the Middle East.  But it has been racked with violence for a long time.

In the 1960s, a pro-Arab nationalist faction clashed with the British – who wanted Yemen to become a Western-controlled natural resource hub – and devolved into brutal fighting, with both sides using terrorism.

Once again, we see the role of natural resources in global wars. The current war in Yemen was started last year when the President removed fuel subsidies that resulted in overnight price increases of up to 90%. Fresh water is extremely scarce in Yemen and the farmers must utilize wells as rainfall is inadequate. Wells require fuel to run the pumps so a massive price increase was devastating to a poor country. The Houthi revolt was underway and opened the door to where we are today.

Will Yemen descend into the chaos that triggers a widespread Middle East war? Perhaps. No one knows for sure. The prophecies tell us this won’t be the big one to end all wars if that’s a consolation. Not yet.

But you can be sure the MICE will eat good. Will Congress ever get caught in a mouse trap by enabling its partners to profit from perpetual war? Hardly seems likely. Remember that it is they who set the trap with the cheese. In the case of Yemen, the people got hooked on free cheese in the form of fuel subsidies from the government and when it was taken away, they took to the streets. Now they pay with blood in a complex web of religious fanatics, foreign money influence, strategic geography and political gamesmanship with redistribution of social welfare programs.

Should we just give everybody a nuke so we’re all equal?

Israel has been known to have nuclear weapons for years. They have never confirmed it and still haven’t to this day. Why? Because they knew that other countries in the region, particularly Iran, would then have standing as far needing their own as a protective measure against Israel. Now the DOD has confirmed what was already known by declassifying a report from 1987 that details the Israeli nuclear program. It certainly stands to reason it has advanced much further in the last 18 years.

Iran has been known to have nuclear weapons for years. Yet no report has come forward to confirm it yet. There have been media reports out over the years that delve into it including this one out yesterday.

Does Iran Have Secret Nukes in North Korea?

Or this one from a former CIA spy.

KAHLILI: Iran already has nuclear weapons

There are more if you need them. But just ask yourself this question. Why would Iran, a country that has withstood decades of sanctions, suddenly seem to just give up last year and agree to the negotiations we are seeing today? Did they suddenly grow tired of sanctions? Or did they reach a point in their nuclear program in which it was now more beneficial to strike a deal?

If you are Iran and you either already have nuclear weapons whether in Iran or North Korea, don’t you have more to gain by taking advantage of Obama and his agenda by making a deal to ease sanctions in exchange for monitoring? If you already have the bomb, you can’t advertise it. So why wouldn’t you make a deal that has huge financial benefits? It’s a no brainer.

Perhaps there will be a day when some intelligence comes to light to verify Iran’s nuclear program. Those that are exposing it now will be able to say I told you so. And to those that are yelling fire right now that Iran may someday get a nuke because of Obama’s bad deal? You’re way behind the times. They already have it. We know it. Israel knows it. And anyone that just looks at the whole picture logically already knows it. Now it’s just a matter of how much Iran can extract via easing sanctions and with a pro-Iranian President in office that shouldn’t be too difficult.

The time is now approximately 2:00pm eastern time on Monday, March 30, 2015. Swami is predicting a breakthrough to whatever in the world the media claims is holding up the negotiations and possibly threatening a deal from ever taking place. Somehow, some way, or Inshallah, as Kerry puts it, a deal will get done before the deadline. Obama will claim victory, spew some rhetoric about the tough metrics Iran must meet and proclaim the world is now a safer place.

And Iran already has the bomb.

Yemen is Saudi Arabia’s Cuban missile crisis

Americans are getting yet another geography lesson as they are learning all about Yemen, where it is located and its strategic importance. Most of what we read leads one to believe that the Yemen crisis just popped up overnight. Yemen is the Saudi Arabian Cuban missile crisis. Saudi Arabia cannot stand by and allow Iranian missiles to be deployed right at its southern border. Some even speculate that Iran will use Yemen to make a push all the way to Mecca or even Riyadh.

The Houthi uprising, backed by Iran, is seen as just the latest battle in the Sunni-Sh’ia confrontations. What is interesting is the lead up to the current state of crisis. How and why the Houthi coup led to the group forcing the government out and how quickly it happened. That’s the headline in the U.S. as President Obama has to eat crow over his proclamation of Yemen as a foreign policy success.

Yet the trigger that has brought us to where we are today is what we here at Spellchek have been highlighting for years. Natural resources. Water and oil. Yemen is one of the driest countries in the world in terms of freshwater. Infighting has been going on for many, many years over access to water. Yemen is not oil rich as most Middle Eastern countries are perceived to be. Yet that have pursued the black gold in recent years and that has diverted away even more water than normal. When the government ended fuel subsidies last year, the Houthi revolt was on and the coup took place.

But just remember what really started it. Water. Here is a link to one story. I encourage you to read it. There are many more.

Yemen Is Tearing Itself Apart Over Water

The mainstream media will continue to push that Yemen is just being used as a proxy war point between Iran and Saudi Arabia. That it was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The truth is that this crisis has been a long time coming. It’s a precursor to more like it as fresh water becomes a scarcer commodity throughout the world.

Dying well at the hands of a despot

The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching for Bowe Bergdahl

Was it worth it?

“Was it worth it? Absolutely,” – Jen Psaki, White House Communications Director

Yes I took Psaki out of context. She had no concern for the 6 dead soldiers. She was referring to the Gitmo 5.

Five of the Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive

So I’ll put it in context for her. President Obama feels it was worth it for 6 American soldiers to die, 5 of the most dangerous Taliban Commanders to be freed as part of his agenda to empty out Gitmo, and all in exchange for a deserter who at best sympathized with and at worst conspired with the enemy.

Agendas from ideologues come at a very heavy price. For some, it costs their lives. Just ask the families of the 4 dead Americans in Benghazi. Just ask the families of the 30 dead Americans who died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down after Obama irresponsibly outed SEAL Team 6 so he could take credit and seek praise for killing Osama bin Laden. Just ask the families of American journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and aid worker Kayla Meuller who died at the hands of ISIS swords when Obama sat on British intelligence for a month before acting because he didn’t trust the intel even though it came from an ally.

Perhaps you could ask the families of the countless thousands who have died as Obama has forced regime change in Libya and Egypt to promote the Muslim Brotherhood. Or ask the families of the collateral damage from Obama directed airstrikes and drone strikes of an enemy he refuses to call by name so that a vague War on Terror becomes one of political expediency rather than identifying and destroying an enemy of America.

Yes indeed, blood spilled for the convenience of an agenda is very expensive. Was it worth it? Just ask the families of the dead. Dying for country or liberty or family or God? That’s dying well. Dying for a despot? Charlie Chaplin has the answer.

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

MSNBC panelist makes usual ridiculous comment and the network issues a disclaimer – what in the world is going on?

Are we seeing the first evidence that MSNBC has moved from the extreme far left to just the normal left tilt? Normally when an MSNBC guest makes a statement as in the following video, you won’t ever see this network making a statement disassociating themselves from it.

Of course, the other panelist got a good chuckle. According to the moonbat on the panel, redneck America has declared Jihad on Muslims and if you’re a listener, you are being indoctrinated. And I always thought country music was about momma and trains and trucks and prison and gettin’ drunk.

Who knew the perfect country song was a call to Jihad?

Switzerland bails out Hamas

President Obama was furious that Israeli PM Netanyahu and the GOP intervened in his negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. He directed the mainstream media branch of his administration to release its attack dogs on all fronts as this is a primary agenda item for himself and his wingman, Valerie Jarrett.

Yet it may seem somewhat puzzling for his failure to publicly acknowledge the role Switzerland has been playing in the Middle East. The Swiss have been players throughout the Middle East for decades. They served as the go-between for U.S.-Iran negotiations since the early 1980’s to keep a communication conduit open. Switzerland has a gas deal in place with Iran, have consistently negotiated with Hamas and Hezbollah and fully support a two-state settlement in the Israeli-Palestine dispute.

Now the Swiss are coming to the financial aid of Hamas.

Report: Switzerland Comes to Aid of Hamas, Will Pay Salaries to Gaza Operatives

Switzerland has put together a plan to reconstruct the Gaza Strip which includes paying the salaries of Hamas operatives, according to Palestinian officials interviewed by Israel’s NRG website. The plan would also reestablish the status of the Hamas terrorist organization as the only authority in the Gaza Strip.

For the Swiss, it’s always been about resources. They recognize states as opposed to governments and are interested in securing energy access back home. Negotiating with all players at the table is seen as necessary to accomplish these trade deals without much regard to the political climate. Not that there aren’t partisans in Switzerland. The Green Party has long been seen as anti-Semite and pro-Palestinian.

The U.S. has been sending aid to Palestine for years. Some of it ends up in the hands of Hamas. Funds sent to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have been funneled to Hamas. In recent years, Qatar has been the main source of funding for Hamas. Do you know what Qatar has in common with Switzerland? They conduct foreign policy by talking to everybody. It’s a self-protection policy against attack as they are the richest country in the world (per capita) and have tremendous natural resources.

Qatar got itself removed from the U.S. terror list by allowing a U.S. base to be built there. They have evolved in recent years to stop direct state funding of terrorist organizations. Instead, they have switched to the Swiss model of utilizing charities to funnel money to terror groups. The PLO will take money from all channels, official or not.

The Palestinians themselves just got a public rebuke from the Obama Administration for unilaterally moving to establish a diplomatic presence at the United Nations.

U.S. Warns of ‘Implications’ as Palestinians Deliver International Court Documents – Read more: http://forward.com/articles/212002/us-warns-of-implications-as-palestinians-deliver-i/#ixzz3VMEsleH2

Obama has to keep the Palestinians in check because he wants his legacy to include a legitimate two state settlement. Despite his anti-Semitism views (history here), he knows you can’t take out Israel in one fell swoop. The Swiss, as well as Qatar, won’t face the public scrutiny that Congress or Israel will face in gumming up the works to getting another bucket list item off the Obama agenda. It makes no difference that they play both sides because they aren’t viewed as impediments to Middle East diplomacy.