Guns, Smoke And Islam
January 23, 2013 by John Myers
“All warfare is based on deception.” — The Art of War, Chinese General Sun Tzu, 6th century B.C.
Barack Obama implemented last week 23 executive orders that strike at the heart of the 2nd Amendment. On Monday, he took his second solemn and public oath as the President of the United States.
The good news: The President knows he cannot pry our guns away from us unless it is from “our cold, dead hands.”*
The bad news: Our freshly inaugurated President is Machiavellian in obfuscating the truth behind his ultimate objective, which is to nurture Islamic influence in America and across the world.
The President would love to grab every gun from us if he could. Testament to this fact is that Obama has surrounded himself with people eager to attack our 2nd Amendment Rights, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who said last Friday that Obama acted within his legal authority.
Reuters reported: “Not one of the executive orders — contrary to what a few have said — impinges upon anyone’s Second Amendment rights or is inconsistent with the historical use of executive power,” Holder told a committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at a Washington hotel.
You can watch a video clip from Holder’s speech here.
Best-selling author Richard Minter, who has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, writes in his new book, Leading From Behind:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. may be President Obama’s favorite cabinet member. The first black president likes to watch ESPN with the first black attorney general in the White House residence. They have much in common: strong mothers who pushed them to rise, elite educations, a decades-long hostility to gun rights…”
Last Friday, Bill Maher concluded on his HBO program “Real Time” that the majority of Democrats in Congress are committed to upholding the 2nd Amendment. Maher concluded that Obama’s anti-gun executive actions are dead in the water.
If an ultra-liberal comedian such as Maher understands this truth, why is the President making so much noise about restricting guns? I can conclude only that it is a means to a far different end.
Could the President’s ambitions be to reshape the world in his image? It would be shrewd for him to hide his objective by challenging conservatives over our right to bear arms.
Blessed Is Not This Peacemaker
Obama, Holder and secretive Presidential kingmaker Valerie Jarrett take an adversarial view of Israel and are radically in favor of Islamic rights for Palestinians over the rights of Israel, the only stable and democratic nation in the Mideast. This makes Obama the polar opposite of every President we have had dating back to Harry Truman. This President endangers Israel, America’s only ally in the region.
One of the first hints of Obama’s anti-Israel views were made evident in 2008. The Jerusalem Post interviewed Jews who knew Obama well, including Henry Gendler, who lived next door to Obama for 10 years:
Normally, Gendler recalls, Obama would be happy to stand in front of the building and talk but “when it came to Israel, it was not like that.” Instead, he says, “when Israel started to become the topic, he became very cold. He always told me that we need a more ‘balanced’ approach, which in America is a code word for being too pro-Israel.”
Gendler said that when Obama was running for President, he acquired a new affection for Israel.
“Now it’s like he wants to hug and kiss Israel every five minutes,” Gendler said. “That’s completely not the Barack I had as a neighbor. That started this year, when he was trying to get elected.”
Gendler’s words were prophetic. In June 2009, the President took to the stage at Cairo University to deliver the infamous speech in which he said he was committed to build “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.”
Then came the Arab Spring, a protest movement in Mideast countries that spurred revolutions. The United States seems to have lost any vision or direction for a more peaceful settlement for the most troubled region in the world. The ongoing crisis in Egypt, Libya and Syria prove the President is either blind to radical ambitions or is a leader who actively seeks them out.
In “Barack Obama, the Arab spring and a series of unforeseen events,” Ian Black Middle East editor for The Guardian, wrote: “Now, as the end of his term nears, the answer is clear: Obama was different from his predecessor.”
It is a radical difference and evident to all who will dare to consider the truth.
Obama once pronounced, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”
And in his Cairo University speech, the President declared: “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Hello, Mr. President! Did you miss the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks in 2005? He said that if Germany and Austria feel responsible for the massacre of Jews during World War II, they should host a state of Israel on their own soil.
Ahmadinejad declared most Jews in Israel “have no roots in Palestine, but they are holding the destiny of Palestine in their hands and allow themselves to kill the Palestinian people.”
You would think these words from Ahmadinejad would have given the then-junior Senator from Illinois pause because Iran’s president added: “Some European countries insist on saying that during World War II, Hitler burned millions of Jews and put them in concentration camps. Any historian, commentator or scientist who doubts that is taken to prison or gets condemned.”
The president of Iran and the President of the United States seem like kindred spirits. One year after Ahmadinejad’s rant, Obama wrote in his best-seller, The Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
The winds certainly have shifted, as political tornadoes are part and parcel of the Arab Spring.
Could it be that Obama’s most strategic goals are compromise, compassion and a coupling with Islam?
If true, it borders on treason against the Judeo-Christian values that shaped Western civilization and the United States. Yet the President’s goal becomes more achievable as we waste our time defending something that not even he can yet take away from us: our 2nd Amendment rights.
The Nation senses that something is wrong. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — taken days before Obama’s second inauguration — showed 57 percent believe America is “on the wrong track.”
Soon, far more Americans will think the Nation and the world are headed in the wrong direction.
Yours in good times and bad,
Editor, Myers’ Energy & Gold Report
*Footnote: As president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston gave a speech in 2000 that garnered the attention of both anti- and pro-gun advocates. You can watch that speech here.