Barack Obama Made America A Sick, Old Nation

This month, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), lectured Secretary of State John Kerry on America’s need to get tough with the world. McCain said President Teddy Roosevelt bragged that he carried a big stick and spoke softly. McCain’s accusation is that the Administration of President Barack Obama doesn’t carry a big stick; it carries a twig.

The truth is Uncle Sam is too weak, too fat and too whimsical of mind to bother picking up much of anything up and waving it about. We have neither the military nor the political will nor the economic strength we once did. It’s as if America has fallen over a cliff, and President Barack Obama pushed us.

It was Obama that promised so much and then delivered far less. It was Obama when running for President that said he would fundamentally change the Nation. And he has changed the Nation for the worse. Whatever your politics, there is no denying that the United States has less influence today than it had before Roosevelt a century ago.

Obama promised to reduce the debt. Instead, he added $7 trillion in new debt, a figure that grows so quickly the fastest computers in the world are needed to track it. So prolific at spending is Obama that America has accumulated as much additional debt under his leadership as it did during the Nation’s first 227 years.

Obama has a record number of Americans hooked on food stamps. He has played the victim because of his skin color. And he has made millions of American blacks feel like they, too, are victims.

Obama was the celebrity candidate who guaranteed to rebuild America’s middle class. Instead, taxes have gone up, prices have gone up and wages for the average American have fallen 7 percent in five years.

And as bad as things are domestically, they are worse internationally. And the reason is that we are being led by the most destructive President in American history: Obama.

In March, an article in American Thinker stated:

When you have a foreign policy of “leading from behind” you lose the political momentum to advance values.

With Obama, it began with his apology tour to Muslim nations which included his bowing to the Saudi Arabian king, a gesture interpreted in the Islamic world as submission. From that point it spiraled downward.

The Worst, Not The First

The birth, growth and eventual decay of a nation are superficially the same as they are for a man. And make no mistake; America is in a serious state of decline. But it didn’t happen overnight and Obama did not make it happen alone, although he has made America a weaker Nation than it had even been since its inception.

President Lyndon Johnson began pulling down America. (One could argue President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did — except that, in the early 1950s, the United States accounted for more than 50 percent of the world gross domestic product and more than 60 percent of every automobile made.) It seems that, beginning with Johnson and culminating with Obama, the United States has been in a virtual state of collapse regarding its social structure, banking system, stock market and dollar. And for at least two decades, many people have seen it coming.

In November, under the headline “The Consequences Of US Decline,” Al Jazeera America featured a commentary from Immanuel Wallerstein, in which he wrote: “I have long argued that U.S. decline as a hegemonic power began circa 1970, and that a slow decline became a precipitate one during the presidency of George W. Bush.”

Wallerstein went on to say: “The United States, for example, may no longer be able to win wars, but it can unleash enormous damage to itself and others by imprudent actions. Whatever the United States tries to do in the Middle East today, it loses. At present none of the strong actors in the Middle East (and I do mean none) take their cues from the United States any longer.”

Age Takes A Toll

Given my recent health scare last month, I have a clear understanding of physical decline in a way that I was incapable of understanding just two months ago. Now on the downside to 60, I took a heart treadmill test last week. I first took one of these at half my age now. On that treadmill test I weighed less than 200 pounds and could bench-press well over 300 pounds. Today, in addition to having arthritis and asthma, I weigh almost 250 pounds and cannot lift a fraction of what I once did. Frankly, time and inactivity have seen my body go to hell. But here is a fact for the reactionaries, the rich and the vain: In time, their bodies will also go to hell.

But the United States hides its age much better. If you will let me stretch the human analogy one more time, the United States is like people I know who go to personal trainers and get facelifts and body surgeries to remove that unsightly fat. And they take tons of hormones to give them that artificial youth: testosterone, estrogen, human growth hormone or pretty much anything they can get from their quack doctors.

Uncle Sam does the same, and Dr. Barry is the quack who will prescribe any short-term money fix that still gives him the illusion of power and gives the Nation the illusion that all is well — that the United States is still the world’s unchallenged superpower, wielding a big stick, in the Mideast if the Arabs need a whipping or in central Europe in case we need to establish land forces against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

It’s all a lie.

But as long as the Wizard of Oz’s curtain doesn’t get pulled back, Obama can continue with his grand illusions. So for the immediate future the debt will be monetized by the trillions of dollars, and the stock and bond markets will appear healthy from the outside. That is, until a single crisis rips away the Obama façade and the emperor is seen naked, with America left in a state of atrophy.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Saudi King Gives Obama One Choice: American Blood Or Cheap Oil?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a perfect cover for President Barack Obama’s unnoticed trip to Saudi Arabia. So fortuitous was the news of the Boeing 777-200ER jet one has to wonder about the circumstances of its disappearance. Of course, we may never know the real answer to that. But we have a pretty good idea what Obama’s instructions from King Abdullah were. The king and the two highest-ranking representatives of the oil dynasty — Crown Prince Salman and the foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal — explained in strict terms that the United States is making a mockery out of their monarchy and that Obama damn well better gear up for imminent military intervention in the Mideast.

There has been little press coverage of this. Most Americans were so focused on Flight 370 they didn’t know Obama was away. In fact, Obama put in two overseas trips. He jumped easily from his mission in Brussels with the G-7 — focusing on the values and principles the United States has in common with its European allies — to Saudi Arabia, a nation that holds no regard for democracy or pretty much any other values that Obama may or may not embrace.

Not that Obama had much of a choice in showing up; he is just the latest Presidential messenger sent to Saudi Arabia. For previous Presidents, pleasing the Saudis was always about affordable oil. For Obama, it is about that and perhaps other personal and religious reasons for his steadfastness. If so, there is also another riddle without resolution, is Obama really a loyal Muslim first?

Barry Of Arabia

Given 90-year-old Abdullah’s poor health and the need for a standby respirator, it was short and not sweet for Obama.

Saudi Arabia has a litany of complaints against the United States, which include:

  • Washington peace overtures with Iran. Since the fall of the Shah in 1979, Saudi Arabia has feared military and economic domination by Iran. For more than a decade, Iran has used its influence and terror cells to build up its prestige as a Mideast and OPEC leader. If Iranian leadership is obtained, it will diminish Saudi Arabia’s position as the world’s super oil power. It is also making the kingdom susceptible to a wave of radical Muslim rule and perhaps the overthrow of the Saudi royal family.
  • Obama’s decision to not follow through on airstrikes against Syria and its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which threaten the Saudi royals. 
  • Abdullah’s fury that Obama did not back Hosni Mubarak during Egypt’s first crisis in 2011, giving rise to the Qatar-backed Muslim Brotherhood. Other missteps along the way with regard to Egypt is that Obama has refused to be supportive of the military now ruling Egypt, something Saudi Arabia is insisting Obama do immediately to counter the growing Muslim radicalism.

In December, Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, wrote an op-ed for The New York Times with this threatening headline: “Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone.” He wrote:

The foreign policy choices being made in some Western capitals risk the stability of the region and, potentially, the security of the whole Arab world. This means the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no choice but to become more assertive in international affairs: more determined than ever to stand up for the genuine stability our region so desperately needs.

Saudi Arabia has enormous responsibilities within the region, as the cradle of Islam and one of the Arab world’s most significant political powers. We have global responsibilities — economic and political — as the world’s de facto central banker for energy.

Obama, A Saudi Servant To The End

Obama must heed the king’s warning that the House of Saud has set its sights on control over Mideast foreign policy. There are a third of a billion reasons why — the number of barrels of Saudi oil — that make Obama a Saudi servant.

Obama will do Saudi bidding because of its oil wealth. This fact will be ignored by the greens in his Administration who fail to accept the fact that renewable energy is a joke, a sidebar story to please the environmental lobby. But on the big stage with global power and money, it is given no consideration.

Saudi Arabia has enough cheap crude to last decade upon decade, as do the rest of the Mideast, Canada and North Dakota, with its increasingly productive Bakken formation. That makes solar, wind and other green dreams just that — dreams.

Will Obama Use American Military As Mercenaries?

Obama is facing an international crisis this year, and it has nothing to do with Russia. It has to do with the Arab Spring and using our military might to procure Saudi favor and the guarantee of cheap oil.

The only good news for Obama when he left Riyadh was the promise that if he met Saudi expectations with regard to Mideast intervention, the OPEC kingpin would reduce the price of crude. That’s an important carrot for Obama with the summer driving season coming on and an economy ready to fall into another recession.

Right now, Obama and America’s military have their marching orders, which came from the king of Saudi Arabia. America’s young men and women will soon be involved in the Mideast to try to bomb reason into groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which will only incite more hatred against the United States and more calls for terror attacks against America.

Around and around it will go until there are definitive winners and losers in the Mideast. That could take a very long time to decide.

And America will be left to account for our actions, leaving Washington and the Nation to shoulder responsibility for our involvement in tribalism that continues seemingly without end in the Arab world.

It is all part and parcel of our addiction to cheap oil — something that won’t be broken for decades and something we cannot even wean ourselves from with increasing domestic production. Meanwhile, the greens continue to protest North American oil and gas projects. They may think they are achieving a greener world. In fact, all they are doing is helping create a bloody red one. It will bleed from the Mideast all the way to America’s heartland.

It is certainly sad we have in our President a man who will prove to be a dutiful Saudi servant.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

April Fooled? You Must Be A Liberal

When I was in South Africa with my uncle, Dick, we were part of a travel group from the United States. On our manifest was a diamond mine tour in Gauteng. We walked about where the Great Star of Africa, a pear-shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats, had been discovered.

Dick and I were more interested in the labor situation than we were in stumbling over a diamond. Just as well, because it turned out to be a dreadfully boring tour; that is, until it was over. That’s when our group was directed towards the mine’s exit. We all lined up like schoolchildren behind what looked like a customs booth that had crashed smack onto the desert.

I nudged Dick in the ribs when I noticed why it was taking us so long to get to our air-conditioned bus. It was a scene right out of a Monty Python sketch. An interrogator — in a uniform replete with a Gestapo-type cap — sat inside a Plexiglas cubicle, and each of us had to pass by him.

When it was my turn, he instructed me to raise my left hand, palm facing out. It was then that a large and flat aluminum square was hand-cranked toward me, waist high. I stood, staring at it.

“Are you ready to give your sworn statement?” asked my adjudicator.

“Sure, why not?”

“Keep your left hand raised and place your right hand squarely on the ‘truth-plate,’ fingers spread. Look at me, and then answer my question: Do you have any diamonds on your person or have you seen anyone on site pick up a diamond today?”

I started laughing. This was no lie detector. I had been around lie detectors, and this was a gag show for the terminally stupid. Dick kicked me sharp in the ankle and leaned into my ear, saying: “Cut it out!”

I kept myself together and declared that, no, I was not carrying any diamonds on me and, no, I had not seen anyone in the group pick any up.

A green light that looked like an old traffic light came on. The makeshift door to my right opened, and I walked through it and toward our bus, laughing like hell.

When all of us were back on board, a married couple from Vermont tore into me about how I could have gotten the tour group into trouble. They were diehard Democrats and took authority most seriously. In fact, they actually believed that what we had been questioned on was a real lie detector.

I said something to them that probably wasn’t all that polite, and my uncle settled me down with a sip from his gin mickey tucked into his sports jacket. He shared with me an important truth that day: Some people are simply too stupid to argue with.

Obama’s Blind Believers

Despite abysmal poll ratings, millions of Americans still trust Barack Obama and believe he is doing a fine job as President.

It is tantamount to believing the Titanic was on course even after her bow tipped forward into the icy-cold North Atlantic. Yet we know that a few minutes before that moment, many on board still believed the Titanic would right herself. What else could they believe? Everything for those on board was vested in the Titanic being what everyone had claimed it was: unsinkable.

So it is for liberals vested in Obama: the healthcare President whose signature Obamacare is collapsing, the bipartisan President who has yet to reach across the aisle except to pick up his golf clubs, the healing President whose five years in office have seen a spike in racial tensions and whose personal utterances from the Oval Office have only widened the divide between blacks and whites.

Yet loyal Democrats continue to believe utter foolishness: that Obama is a good President and that the Republicans, the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and perhaps even Elvis’ evil twin are the reason Obama’s Presidency has failed. The one question that is never asked in liberal corners is whether Obama was ever competent to be President of the United States?

Liberal Ignorance Is Our Damnation       

After I graduated university, I spent a year in journalism school. That education paid off handsomely. I was taught to assume I’m being lied to when tracking down a story because I probably am.

Questioning everything is hard work. Since people tend to be lazy, this gives liberals a big advantage over libertarians. By the millions, liberals assume a litany of stupid ideas, including:

  • Man-made climate change is an absolute fact.
  • “Stand your ground” laws are racist and only serve to endanger African-Americans.
  • Unless shown the righteous path, white people are — and will always remain — racists.
  • Obama is the one person most qualified to show white people the evil of their racist past.
  • Black people are hardly ever racist toward whites.
  • Gay people are kind and progressive. Only people that oppose gay marriage are ignorant.
  • Obama cares deeply about America and preserving the U.S. Constitution.
  • The Federal government, led by Obama, wants to help all Americans.
  • Obama knows better than we do as to what must be done to help America.

Don’t take my word for it. Just watch CNN. It’s running ads that actually say: “Watch Don Lemon tonight.  He will tell you what stories really matter.”

My problem is I don’t want an openly gay civil rights activist telling me what is important. I want to figure that out for myself. That in itself is the difference between a libertarian and a liberal.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

My Recent Brush With Death: Life Saved, Liberty Lost At The Hands Of Socialized Medicine

Two weeks ago, I was being strapped on a gurney and rushed by firefighters into an ambulance at my doctor’s office. My heart had gone into atrial fibrillation and was racing at 248 beats per minute, almost four times faster than its normal rate. My lifelong asthma in addition to bacterial pneumonia had even the paramedics in a tizzy; the siren seemed to race as fast as my heart was beating.

I was so out of breath that I wasn’t all that worried. I should have been — not only because my condition was serious, but because I was about to be subjected to the full tyranny of socialized hospitalization.

What is ironic is that Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was giving a press conference selling socialized medicine the exact hour I was in a crash-room at a Calgary, Canada, hospital with electric paddles being glued to my chest. As Pelosi was telling reporters she wants a single-payer system, my emergency doctor was telling me she and her team needed to shock my heart and — oh, yes — it might kill me.

“Yeah, any bill that’s passed isn’t perfect,” Pelosi said. “I wanted single-payer. I wanted public option.”

Meanwhile, my ER doctor was saying: “We are going to inject you with this drug before we shock your heart. The paddles may make your heart arrest (euphemism for dead), while the drug we are going to give you may give you a stroke.”

Now, I was upset. Death? Let’s just say I can live with it. But having a stroke and being a potted plant were out of the question. I tried to tell the doctor that. But before I could utter any protest, she plunged the drug into my vein and it was lights out. It was never a choice, and there was no discussion of it. You might explain that away as a medical emergency and time being of the essence. But over the next four days, I wasn’t given a choice in any of my treatments by a cavalcade of doctors, each one of them from a different part of the world and not one of them whose first language is English.

Paying A Hefty Price For Free Healthcare

The fact that my lungs were fighting for air and my heart was an engine redlining really wasn’t surprising. I had gone in and waited the usual three hours to see my family doctor for a cough 10 days earlier. He had brushed me off by giving me an asthma inhaler without bothering to check my vitals or even so much as look in my ears for signs of infection.

It would be easy to blame my Polish doctor, but he is about as good as it gets in Alberta and better than any doctor I have come across up here. He is besieged by as many as 80 patients a day who pack a local clinic where he and a Pakistani physician deal with waves of people — some coming in for their silly maladies and others who are hardcore addicts needing a fix, courtesy of the government. So the time needed to diagnose me and write a prescription for antibiotics was not available that day.

Life Saved, Liberty Lost

In less than an hour, I was told my heart had achieved a normal sinus rhythm and it was just a matter of fighting off the infection in my lungs. Hanging on all sides of me were IV bags dripping who knows what. All of my questions as to what I was being given went unanswered. Still sick and with an oxygen mask over my mouth and nose, it occurred to me the ER team had treated the illness. As for yours truly, who was suffering, well he was one big (pun intended) nuisance. The evidence was on my wrist bracelet, which carried my hospital identification in big bold numbers with my name in small type off to the side.

Was I thankful for the ER doctor and her team saving me? Damn right I was. But I was becoming a tad worried the worst was not over when I was told that I was being admitted to the hospital. As luck would have it, a bed opened up. So my wait on a terribly hard ER gurney was for only 11 hours.

During that wait, I was able to see my wife for all of five minutes before they kicked her out. That evening, our son came to visit while I was still in the ER and was welcomed to stay to help answer a series of personal questions that took over half an hour to answer. What was most shocking was that not only was I grilled about the most mundane lifestyle choices I had made over decades, but the two hospital interns who were asking these questions seemed to already know all the answers. They knew every doctor I had seen for the past 40 years. They even knew about the knee surgery I had while I was living in Spokane, Wash., in 1989. At the time, I had private U.S. healthcare insurance. When I asked how the hell they knew so much about a guy who had last been examined in their hospital when I was a junior in high school, they just smiled.

I was provided a beautiful private room, as luck would have it. (Most patients in the hospital are stacked four to a room.) The door was always open, and I was under the constant observation of the nursing station on my floor. As longtime readers might guess, I wasn’t a good patient. I don’t like my liberties being ripped away from me, and I don’t like having test after test being administered to me and not even told what they are and what the results were. However, when I got unruly, the nurses were quick to stick a happy pill under my tongue.

Stuck With Socialized Medicine

My least favorite moment during my stay was the day before I was discharged. I was finally feeling better, and a doctor of East Indian decent walked into my room with the biggest needle I have ever seen. I asked what she intended to do with that, and she said she was going to inject my chest with it. She added, “This might hurt.” Might hurt? I knew that before the needle even was shoved into me, but I knew it a lot more a few seconds later.

I share these gory details with you only because I so want you to understand the evils of socialized medicine. Unless Obamacare is defeated forever, you, too, will be subjected to the indignities I suffered. It will happen while you are at your weakest, and you will find it very difficult to fight back.

I am grateful to the nurses and doctors who made me well. Not for one moment do I question their competence as professionals. What I hate is the system under which they are forced to work and that patients are forced to tolerate — a system that, I suspect, has all the key components of any totalitarian system.

Texas Governor Rick Perry succinctly summed up the evils of socialized medicine:

It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we’re taking our future back from the grips of these central planners who would control our health care, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micromanage our lives.

I couldn’t agree more with Perry, especially the part about micromanaging our lives.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

P.S.: As for me, I found religion — no more beer, no more fattening foods and, when I am up for it, lots of exercise. My late Aunt Ruth, who worked 20 years as a social worker at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, used to say: “There are lots of things worse than dying.” After my experience two weeks ago, I couldn’t agree more.

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America’s Martyrdom

This month marked the three-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. In ranking modern-day villains, bin Laden usually ranks just behind Adolf Hitler and just above Saddam Hussein. These, of course, are rankings to which only the Western world adheres. People with a different point of view might put any of the above-mentioned men as the world’s greatest hero. This is seemingly unheard of from our Western perspective. These are mass-murdering psychopaths who killed countless innocents for an extreme cause; anyone who thinks otherwise is sipping the Kool-Aid. After all, we are from the best country in the world. We are the greatest nation in the world. We have been since we destroyed the Nazis and proved our might conquering the Russians and executing the world’s worst terrorist.

I spend 90 percent of my time writing about this country. And since my children are grown up and have their own families, I have traveled less over the years. I admittedly do not have a wide sense of perspective on how the rest of the world views us. My son, in the process of getting his master’s degree in history, did some consultant work in the Mideast and Asia. He worked with high school-aged kids from more than 30 different countries from around the world, and he asked them questions about what they liked about history and who some of their heroes were.

One of the more popular topics was World War II. Like Americans, the rest of the world knows this to be the most popular war, filled with a vast array of characters that George R.R. Martin couldn’t even create. The most popular name that kept coming up was that No. 1 villain, Hitler. Surprisingly, instead of analyzing his evils and wrongdoings, the students praised his forward thinking and business savvy. My son was stunned. He spoke to the head teacher about how this could be taught in the school, and he wanted to be informed why the school would practice such a thing. The head of history explained that it wasn’t the school; it was the culture. This wasn’t the Western world. The praise bestowed upon Hitler came from generations of teachings from families.

The conversation shifted to another villain in modern history, bin Laden. While many students knew him to be an evil man who killed innocent people and was an embarrassment to the Muslim way of life, it was hardly unanimous. My son was reminded of some of the good things bin Laden had done, namely war against the United States. Bin Laden’s death was viewed as a sneak attack against a crusader, someone who stood for justice. Official Islamic organizations will have you believe that bin Laden’s death was justice. However, the reaction of these young people from all over the world will determine bin Laden’s martyr status in future generations.

I was stunned and angry. How could this happen around the world? These are the wrongdoers. They killed innocent people for their own sadistic causes, and history hasn’t taught these people anything. Then I thought on it, more and more. As time passed, I began to seriously worry about the United States’ reputation around the world. I realized that my viewpoint and yours are not only different from one another but different from the rest of the world as well.

America Rebranded

This attitude toward Americans does not transfer over to American business in the Mideast. Imports are the name of the game, and American products are everywhere to be found. People buy the best and the biggest American cars and boats while boasting about having the best. America as a brand is rock-solid. Americans are lost in this shuffle because of a government philosophy to control the world that started with dropping the bomb and intensified during the Cold War.

It isn’t just in the Mideast where this is felt. I recently visited the Philippines, where I was graciously received by the locals and enjoyed the beautiful countryside. Of course, I soon realized that I was one of the only white people to visit the town that year and everyone called me “Joe.” I might as well have strutted around town dressed as Uncle Sam. Thankfully, the American brand is much stronger in the Pacific islands. I wonder how many Asians can recall the details behind Harry Truman’s unnecessarily dropping the bomb or American colonization and abuses in the Philippines or massacres such as My Lai.

The reputation that America has throughout the world holds massive ramifications for future generations. As the world gets progressively “smaller” with the increase in technology, Americans are in danger of being sheltered and closed off from the rest of the world. How well received are Americans going to be in Russia or Ukraine? With constant instability in the Mideast, when will Bin Laden be revered throughout the world for exposing the United States for what we really are: wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing?

I love the United States. If I didn’t, I would not have worked so hard to become an American citizen. But people who say, “My country, right or wrong,” will find that inevitably their country/empire is on the wrong side of history. Romans were convinced of their inalienable right to be right. So were the Spaniards, Dutch, British, Nazis and Soviets. They all ended up in history’s dustbin. America, through its hubris, is doing the same thing.

The son I write of is the eldest and our only Canadian-born child. Having spent the first 18 years of life growing up in Spokane, Wash., he feels a deep connection to both his Canadian birthright and his American heritage. While traveling last month, he recognized some fellow Canadian travelers by the flags printed on their backpacks. In true Canadian form he went and introduced himself and asked where they were from, only to hear back “Houston, Texas.” My son was somewhat perplexed, so the travelers explained that it is much easier, even safer, to travel as Canadians. And they told him they have since recommended it to all of their friends and enjoy peace of mind hiding their true nationality. Maybe the United States should put this out as a travel advisory.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Neocon Lies Could Trigger Nuclear War

Washington never runs out of Adolf Hitlers. Two decades ago, it was Saddam Hussein. Then, it was it was Osama bin Laden. In quick succession, it was Syria’s Bashar Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Last week, the newest Hitler was dubbed. He is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was given that moniker by former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Clinton pronounced that if Putin’s order to send troops to Russia’s strategically essential and mostly Russian populated Crimea “sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s. All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”

What should have everybody nervous is that Clinton is lying. The real Nazis are the ultra-right-wingers who now control the Ukrainian government, even as events have spun out of control. They come from generations of anti-Semites. It is they who believe Europe’s troubles stem from Jews in Moscow. This is the reality that Clinton easily brushes aside out of her loyalty to her New World Order masters — masters she may fully serve in 2016.

Worse yet, the mainstream media and those who hang on every lie uttered by Clinton and other neocons are indignant over the fate of freedom-loving Ukrainians. Even though Putin is no longer a communist, those who shape American opinions are eager to paint him as a nefarious ex-Red, a former KGB assassin who schemes as Hitler did.

And so begins the latest crusade for the neocons, but this time the crusade is against a resolute Russian leader who commands a modern nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the world several times over. Picking on Putin is not the same game as beating up Saddam or hunting down bin Laden. It has dangerous consequences that have not been thought through since old guard communists like Andrei Gromyko were ousted from the Kremlin in the 1980s.

Three decades later, modern Russian leaders are playing an updated version of “Dr. Strangelove.” They understand all too well that America has a weak hand, given that its military is stretched thin.

At the same time, even a cursory understanding of the past four centuries reveals that Crimea is a territory attached to Russia as much as Scotland is a part of Great Britain. That Crimea is rich in natural resources contributed to Germany’s launching World War II. Of strategic importance to Russian leaders is that Crimea holds Sevastopol, the home base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It is Russia’s only warm-water port, the only port Russia has that provides access to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic year-round. To the Kremlin it is non-negotiable.

Yet Clinton and her fellow neocons in both parties act as if Crimea were essential to America’s strategic interest. In accordance with this fallacy, they are fermenting fear and inciting hatred against Russia for protecting what is in its national interest in a region populated mostly by Russians.

There is even speculation that the government of the United States has authorized the CIA to sponsor riots in Kiev with snipers that have totaled more than 100 kills during the recent uprising that coincided with the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

David Shayler, a former British MI-5 officer, believes the Kiev protests were an attempt to bring Ukraine into NATO and to rip Russia apart. In a radio interview with The Voice Of Russia, Shayler said of events last month:

So, clearly these people are paid mercenaries and this revolution was nothing to do with the will of the people. As you say, most of the people in the Ukraine either speak Russian or have relations in Russia and so on. This was something that’s been orchestrated by the west, they’ve been trying to start the Third World War, and we saw that last year in Syria. It failed then, but they are obviously now trying to open another front to try and cause that war.

It might be easy to dismiss Shayler’s comments as ramblings of an old Cold War warrior, but what he says makes sense demographically and historically.

Before any Americans get too cozy with to the idea of freedom-loving Ukraine, it is important to remember that, with the exception of Germans, no other nation was more involved in the Holocaust than Ukraine.

Timothy Stanley, author, noted historian and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, opined on CNN:

[I]n the eyes of many ethnic Russians, it is the Ukrainian nationalists — not Putin — who are the Nazis. The Russians have asserted, quite accurately, that the revolution that overthrew a pro-Russian, democratically elected leader has resulted in the elevation of Russophobe fascists into key government positions. For example, the new secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council is Andriy Parubiy — co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU).

Another creator of the SNPU is Oleh Tyahnybok, a high-profile leader of the Kiev protests who has blamed Ukraine’s problems on a Jewish conspiracy run out of Moscow. Ukraine’s new deputy secretary of national security is Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector group, which regards Tyahnybok as a soft liberal and which flies the old flag of the Ukrainian Nazi collaborators at its rallies.

The truth is Ukraine “freedom fighters” battling the Russian Empire are national socialists who harbor Hitler’s obsession against Jews and are willing to risk global war to see it happen. The real question is: Why are American neocons like Senator John McCain and Hillary Clinton onboard opposing Russia while supporting the national socialists? And why is the press so eager to spin a fairytale to which millions of Americans eagerly embrace?

My suspicion is that Putin won’t play ball with the New World Order, an organization that answers only to its global ambitions and one that has recruited Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and potential future President Hillary Clinton.

Putin may be more accountable to his people than our leaders are to us. Millions of ordinary Russians understand that Washington has militarily cornered Russia since 2001 by drawing in NATO anti-ballistic missiles right to the very border of Russia in once-Soviet-dominated nations such as Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Albania.

To put ourselves in Russian shoes would be like Canada, Mexico and several Latin American nations taking full membership in the Warsaw Pact and installing offensive and defensive missile systems that could provide Russia with a nuclear first-strike capability against the United States.

This has been a reversal of a promise that President George H.W. Bush made to Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 and it begs the question: Why? Why for this past decade has the United States played an increasingly restless game of cornering the Russian bear? Why have George W. Bush, Obama and, mostly recently, Clinton tempted global nuclear war? And whose orders are they following? Just as importantly, why have so many Americans become willfully ignorant enough to not question Obama, Clinton and neocon propaganda?

One thing is certain: America is playing a dangerous game. There is a growing patriotism in Russia and a deep distrust of the United States that did not exist under Soviet rule. In vast tracts of Russia there is a renewed reverence for Josef Stalin, a man who killed more Russians than Hitler did. Stalin’s revival comes from ordinary Russian citizens who believe Washington has written away their role in the Great Patriotic War. Remarkably ordinary Russians fear and loath the government of the United States the way Americans feared and loathed the Soviet Politburo, which millions of us saw as men dressed like gangsters bent on world domination. Perhaps in the 21st century, Russians and Americans need to fear the undertakings of major governments in both Washington and Moscow — especially when leaders in Moscow and Washington are willing to spin lies to force their vision of the future on all peoples of the world.

When I hear about freedom-loving Ukrainians, I wonder whatever happened to freedom-loving Americans — Americans who wouldn’t accept a government that lied to them, spied on them and assassinated them.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

America’s Black Leaders Are Race-Baiting, Guilt-Mongering, Lying Liberals

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? — Genesis 4:9

“I’m not my brother’s keeper,” my mother used to say. She and my father survived the Great Depression. Through decades of hard work, they made themselves a comfortable life. But a higher authority than my late mother, President Barack Obama, believes we are our brother’s keeper.

Last week, Obama launched his initiative that will create opportunities for young black and Hispanic men. His explanation is that this is a way he is going to help those two minorities in an economy racked by civil discord. And his program is being hailed as the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The Obama Administration will partner with foundations, nonprofit groups and businesses to equal the playing field for blacks and Hispanics.

The program should be called Big Brother because it focuses on a single leader, who happens to be black, who has decided by himself that young black and Hispanic youths are going to be given special advantages. If you are white, Native American or Asian, tough luck. In true Muslim tradition, Obama is not giving a hand up to young women of any race.

According to the President, groups have already invested $150 million into the program and will invest another $200 million over the next five years. And there is no stopping it; Obama has already signed an order to establish the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which will determine how to help black kids help themselves. It sounds discriminatory and self-aggrandizing for the President, who was shameless while presenting it.

“Fifty years after Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] talked about his dream for America’s children, the stubborn fact is that the life chances for the average black or brown child in this country lags behind by almost every measure and is worse for boys and young men,” said the President.

This is just the latest publicity stunt by Obama so that he can, with a wave of a wand and a few hundred million dollars, change black fortunes. Until now, he has been remiss in doing so, unless it added to his legacy.

Obama’s Sermon On The Mount

TIME reported:

Last February, Obama met with a group of young men at Hyde Park Academy on Chicago’s South Side, who were a part of the Becoming a Man program within the school. He spoke candidly with the group about his experiences, acknowledging the fact that as a man of color who was raised by a single mother, their lives were inherently similar. The only difference, he said, was the fact that he grew up in an environment that was more forgiving.

When I went to high school, I must have missed Becoming a Man Day. I got those lessons from my father when I was young enough that discipline still mattered, before age 12 and not 17. During his long business trips for his magazine, my mother was his XO, always at the ready with the big, old, sterling-silver brush. I must have gotten 30 spankings growing up, but I earned them all. More importantly, they stopped when I was 11 after I had begun to associate my bratty behavior with a sore butt.

Every good parent knows that how his kids turn out depends on how they are raised as little children — not because of some feel-good Presidential plan set up for young men who are way too old to now learn values such as hard work, respect and personal integrity.

Furthermore, is Obama omnipotent? How does he know which environment is the most forgiving? I think black kids are taking hardly any of the blame these days, and it’s being pushed on to the whites. Lately, everything is Whitey’s fault. If some white man killed some poor, innocent black kid, it will be plastered all over the TV media for months, maybe years. And on it goes the direct and indirect message that the laws are written and the police are there to protect Whitey. Therefore, Whitey is at the root of every social injustice. America’s black leaders bang that war drum louder each day.

America could have better race relations without black leaders like Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey forever mucking in the past and making white people feel guilty, while black people feel victimized.

Are We There Yet?

If you have children, you must have heard a thousand times on any trip, “Are we there yet?!” One of my first memories dates back to when I was 3 and I was sitting in the middle seat between my older brother and sister flying two hours from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada, to meet our parents. The last hour I wanted a minute by minute update: “Are we there yet?!”

What I want to know is when we are there yet with the collective white guilt over the treatment of African-Americans for the past 300 years? When can we stop harping about it in everything from the NFL to the Academy Awards, to the policies cooked up by the Oval Office? Can just somebody give us a date that we can put this in our past? After all, the whites who committed those crimes are either dead or soon will be. And if we cannot ever put it into our past, how were we so able to forget the genocide we did to Native Americans?

The truth is I don’t hold out much hope for a deadline, especially when the sins of the father seem to stretch to perpetuity and when the non-solutions provided by some of the influential voices in black America sound a lot more like Joseph Goebbels than Mahatma Gandhi.

Just read what Winfrey had to say regarding the racism “problem” when interviewed by the BBC in November shorty before she received the Medal of Freedom from Obama:

Of course, problem is not solved. You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, the problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still — and there’s a whole generation; I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for Apartheid South Africa; I said this for my own, you know, community in the South — there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.

Sins Of The Father, You Know?

Oprah, who do you want to see die? Just old people? What about younger people whose parents may have had them “bred and marinated in it (racism).” Do they have to die, too? And who gets to decide who is a racist and who is not? What if we find out, Oprah, that you are a racist? Is it possible you hate the Swiss because they treated you shabbily in that Zurich shop when you just had to have that $38,000 handbag last summer? If so, do we have to wait for you to die before racism is gone?

And then there is the question of blacks who are racists. Is it OK for them to hate whites, given decades of discrimination and centuries of slavery, which, by the way, ended 148 years ago?

It doesn’t seem productive when black leaders like the President and Winfrey make excuses about male black youths and do not hold them to the same accountability as white youths. Yet there are other black leaders just as bad as Obama and Winfrey.

Blacks are still being treated so poorly, said Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to a crowd of 18,000 in Detroit last month, that African-Americans should have their own court system.

“Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us,” Farrakhan said.

“How long must we let people stand their ground, shooting us and getting away with it while we don’t get justice?” added Farrakhan. “We want justice. Equal justice under the law. We want the federal government to intercede to see that black people get justice in accordance with the law. Otherwise, I’m going on record with this today… we have to have our own courts.”

What’s next? Separate courts for Hispanics? How about for Asians? I am a Canadian-American. Do I get to go trot off to my own courthouse if I get in trouble?

These are all race-baiting, muck-raking, money-making ways in which blacks have been let down by their self-appointed leaders and have not had to face up to their own responsibilities. The result is that race relations are worse now than when Obama was first elected. He bears responsibility in this, but he has had plenty of help from the likes of Winfrey, Farrakhan and many others — all of them spreading the message of irreversible shame against white America as a weapon to press their liberal agenda.

Meanwhile, white resentment grows along with black anger. That sets the stage for race tensions and even race riots. Maybe that was the intention from the start.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers   

The World’s Leader In Disinformation

“Behind Winston’s back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfillment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan.” — 1984, George Orwell

Ted Nugent did something unforgivable last week. Far worse than calling President Barack Obama a “mongrel” while campaigning for Republican candidate for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the aging rock star said that CNN spins out propaganda the way Nazi Germany did.

When endlessly attacked over that statement by CNN, Nugent tweeted:

Nugent’s comments were huge news on CNN, regardless of the fact that the U.S. economy is in shambles, some indicators show that the stock market is headed for a major correction and some of the key ingredients exist that could set off a global war in central Europe, where the previous two originated.

Nugent couldn’t be more wrong regarding CNN. Today, Ted Turner’s once-solid news organization puts Goebbels to shame when it comes to spreading disinformation and spewing outrageous lies.

During World War II, many Germans were very cynical of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, especially after the Allied bombing campaigns began. Yet most Americans today accept what CNN tells them as gospel.

If CNN’s reporting were unique, it could be recognized for what it is. But most of the TV networks and major print media outlets produce lockstep information that the public not only swallows but can parrot upon demand. For what masters they work I do not know, but to believe there is much serious reporting of actual news or any balance in their reporting of events would stretch the mind toward retardation.

All one has to do is watch BBC news broadcasts to know that there really are important events happening and they are not predicated on a politically biased American liberal agenda.

Aeschylus: ‘In War, Truth Is The First Casualty’

If Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite landed in hell, I wager they would have to watch CNN 24 hours a day. They would have to suffer the truth that the serious issues that affect the world and Americans are rarely reported on and that if they are, they have a slant directed for some larger ambition of mind control and mindless distraction.

Whatever you call what is happening daily around the globe on TV is nothing like what I was taught at journalism school. The five Ws — who, what, when, where and why — were replaced by Goebbels’ propaganda brainchild. He said: “Our starting point is not the individual … we do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty or clothe the naked…”

Neither should North Americans feel disillusioned or disenchanted, even though millions of them are. Instead, if we use the past week as an example, Canadians have been thrilled to excessive celebration that their spoiled, drug-aided, multi-millionaire players on the men’s hockey team beat America’s spoiled, drug-aided, multi-millionaire studded team at the Sochi Olympics. Of course, Americans feel shame over the loss but have rebounded because of other gold medals.

Naysayers will point to the coverage of the violence in Ukraine as proof that CNN and other TV networks are, in fact, reporting the news. But their coverage has been twisted so far that it looks as if the Barack Obama Administration wrote it. According to anchors like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper, freedom-loving (code words for American-allied) protest groups are demanding “reforms” in the country, which has an evil and corrupt government that is a Moscow puppet. Part of CNN’s job is to constantly remind us that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “ex-KGB.” It always sounds sinister. But ask yourself: How many times have news outlets like CNN ever mentioned that George H.W. Bush was the former director of the CIA? Next to never is the answer. And if it were ever accidently reported, it could be explained away that, like the American government itself, the CIA was and is an agent for righteousness against evil. Such acceptance of this is something that only a willfully ignorant person would embrace.

Even as far back as 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt foresaw that America needed spheres of influence, regions that must be sheltered and others that should be planted and grown.

According to Antony Beevor in his bestseller, The Second World War, it was FDR’s conclusion (made to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the drawing up of the Atlantic Charter four months before America’s entrance into World War II) that in a postwar period, nations should have the right to their own self-determination — except in cases where that would conflict with the strategic ambitions of Great Britain and the United States. Upon conclusion of the war, FDR’s successor, Harry Truman, was more specific. In March 1947, Truman warned a joint session of Congress that catastrophe would happen if the United States did not battle communism around the globe. His focus at that time was Greece, where, in fact, many Greeks wanted communism. Truman said without U.S. aid (armed intervention), “disorder might spread throughout the Middle East” and into Western Europe.

Sounding no different than a speech by George W. Bush or Barack Obama, Truman told Congress: “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.”

According to Roosevelt, Truman and every President since, peoples of the world should be free to choose their own destiny as long as it coincides with Washington’s view of that destiny.

What is happening in Ukraine today is no different than what happened in Greece six decades ago with one critical exception: Greece was clearly within America’s right to influence because of its geographic location to Western Europe. Ukraine borders Russia and for centuries has been under Russian auspices. It would be as if Mexico were setting up a new government friendly to Moscow and believing that Washington would accept such a destiny for Mexico.

Of course, there is no balance in this reporting or the fact that at least half of all Ukrainians want closer relations with Russia and not the European Union (i.e., American) influence. That doesn’t get a mention from Blitzer, Cooper and the morning anchors who last week mostly focused on the racial injustice of the Michael Dunn verdict, a white man convicted of three of four counts for killing a young black man and who will most certainly die in prison. And, of course, they discussed America’s important victories in the Olympics by athletes whom we probably have never heard of before in a sport some of us have never seen. And they talked about the movie “12 Years a Slave,” which is predicted by CNN entertainment pundits to sweep this year’s Academy Awards. The reason, we are told, is because America is finally waking up to centuries of injustice against African-Americans. My truth is that I wake up to it every morning when I turn on CNN to get a cursory check of stock index prices and an important story that even CNN would have to report on.

Breaking Stories Soon To Be On CNN

I can already predict the stories that will follow in the weeks, months and years ahead. Support for whatever domestic or foreign policies Obama declares; derision against the Republican Party, especially those that are legitimate threats to the progressive liberal agenda, such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; a steady stream of past and current injustices — real or imagined — that black people face; plus hours of mindless blather on subjects like sports, weather and entertainment that help distract us from the ugly truth that our liberties are being ripped out from beneath us.

Whatever the truth is you won’t be hearing about it on CNN or the rest of the TV media. That is because the real enemy is not in Kiev, Ukraine; Damascus, Syria; or Moscow. The real enemy gives us disinformation via the telescreen. George Orwell knew it 65 years ago. Too bad we don’t read more and watch less TV.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

P.S. Two books I recommend are The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick and Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.

The Clintons Must Be Stopped

“My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy…”
— Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jan. 27

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” — “Hamlet”

Just a year before she made an apology of sorts, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was protesting with every fiber of her being about assuming any blame regarding the massacre in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton was somewhere between screaming and pleading with Congress a year ago. “It wasn’t my fault” was central to her message, and there was ire in her words — especially those directed at Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton scolded. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

It happens to make a very big difference why those Americans died, because their blood may be on your hands, Mrs. Clinton. And if you can’t admit that or accept any blame, it suggests you are incapable of a leadership position, that you are incapable of being the President of The United States of America.

One more question, Madam Secretary, how can you regret something that wasn’t your fault?

Slick Hillie?

The answer that is probably true is that Hillary knew damn well that those murders were her fault. Or, well, at least she is sorry now.

Thus begins the litmus test of whether Hillary Clinton has the Teflon skin that so deflected blame from her husband, President Bill Clinton, who was blameless when he seduced a 21-year-old intern, blameless when he lied about it under oath and blameless throughout a multitude of lies he told about his potentially criminal financial dealings.

To both Clintons, the ends justify the means, which is the greater good — their greater good. That means more lying through their teeth and both buying off or intimidating political or personal enemies.

In fact, the Clintons’ zeal to retake the Presidency has become a hot topic in Washington circles. In his 2012 book about the Obamas, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, Edward Klein describes it in breathtaking manner from a firsthand source:

CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK, AUGUST 2011

Bill and Hillary were going at it again, fighting tooth and nail over their favorite subject: themselves.

It was a warm summer Sunday–a full year away from the 2012 Democratic National Convention–and Bill Clinton was urging Hillary to think the unthinkable. He wanted her to challenge Barack Obama for their party’s presidential nomination. No American politician had attempted to usurp a sitting president of his own party since Ted Kennedy failed to unseat Jimmy Carter more than thirty years before.

“Why risk everything now?” Hillary demanded to know.

“Because,” Bill replied, “the country needs you!”

“The country needs us!” he shouted, banging a fist on his desk to drive home his point.

“The timing’s not right,” Hillary shot back.

“I want my term [at the State Department] to be an important one… Anyway, I’m young enough to wait my turn and run [for the White House] in the next cycle.”

“I know you’re young enough!” Bill said, raising his voice yet another notch. “That’s not what I’m worried about. I’m worried that I’m not young enough.”

So it is for Bill Clinton, a former President with a repaired heart who wants one more run at the Presidency — or at least the co-Presidency. And with the power and money the Clintons have, there may not be much to stop their ambitions. They have already made it their top task to raise a record war chest.

Yet Hillary Clinton remains as coy about her political ambitions as Bill Clinton was with his female friendships. Together they have locked in the money and built a political apparatus that makes them Presidential favorites in 2016. Given that the GOP is so broken at this point, it seems that another Clinton Presidency is a fait accompli.

But here are a few things to consider regarding another Clinton Presidency:

  1. The economic boom was thanks more to Bill Gates than Bill Clinton: Mrs. Clinton will largely be running off the past success of her husband’s economic record. It is a nice fairy tale. But Bill Clinton did not engineer the economic recovery of the 1990s that brought about a rise of good jobs and a soaring stock market. The primary engine that drove the economy and helped balanced Washington’s debt was the tech boom — not any political leadership by William Jefferson Clinton.
  2. The Clintons could have schooled Richard Nixon on how to build an enemies list: President Richard Nixon was notorious for making and remembering enemies, but the Clintons have turned it into a science. Last month, The Telegraph reported that the Clintons have a detailed “hit list” of all political friends and foes from the past 20 years or so. The so called “cheat-sheet” ranked offenders on a scale from 1 to 7 and gave the Clinton’s an instant hate-a-base. Imagine what such pettiness along with the power of the National Security Agency might wreak on the country if Hillary Clinton is elected President along with henchman husband Bill.
  3. The continued destruction of our liberties: The possibilities seem endless: Obamacare morphed into Hillarycare, greater taxation, bigger Federal government and greater co-operation between Hillary Clinton and those people she got to know best during her time as Secretary of State — the central figures constructing a New World Order.

As bad as eight years under President Barack Obama will turn out, another four — or perhaps eight — under the Clintons will be even worse.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Obama’s Energy Policies: Devotion To Abdullah And Derision Of Alberta

President Barack Obama’s final decision on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not depend on what American greens preach but on what the King of Saudi Arabia orders. It seems the final decree from the oil kingpin has not yet been handed down, although it may be received by Obama when he travels to Saudi Arabia next month.

This will be Obama’s second state visit to see King Abdullah. The king may refuse to allow Obama to sign off on the landmark Keystone XL pipeline deal with Canada, America’s closest ally and largest trading partner.

On paper and before the consideration of politics, the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline is a no-brainer — even for Obama, the man who can make it happen with the stroke of a pen. The President’s own State Department has told him five times that he should sign it into law because the pipeline will not have an egregious impact on the environment and it will give America greater energy security while creating thousands of jobs.

In January, the State Department issued its fifth conclusion on the Keystone project. Again, it determined that the Keystone project would not have a significant impact on global warming (an event taken for granted but not proven).

It’s taken five years so far to decide on what is now a lame-duck bill (pun intended). The greens in Congress may be convinced that Keystone should not be approved because it will damage the environment. The evidence that will build their case: a few hundred dead ducks have flown into tar sands oil pools and died. (Nobody seems to consider that 14 million ducks are legally hunted each year.)

Besides the Daffy Duck argument over oil sands is the fact that the Keystone XL pipeline can deliver three-quarters of a million barrels of crude per day, free from any Arab intervention. That’s not a bad thing when you consider that the mostly Arab OPEC launched two oil embargoes against the United States in the 1970s and it finances extremists who want to kill Americans. (For the liberals who are reading this, Canadians allow girls to get an education and women to ride bicycles. And the last time I checked, Canadians do not behead political opponents in the town square.)

The project will create an estimated 20,000 U.S. jobs — something our “jobs” President declared he was serious about during his State of the Union address.

Obama, either the Saudi prodigal son or a loyal environmentalist, has said the Keystone job numbers are ultra-inflated. The President told The New York Times last summer that the project might create “maybe 2,000 jobs” during construction and “50 to 100 permanent jobs” after that.

TransCanada, the company backing the project, believes the President has grossly underestimated the employment impact. This begs the question: Could Obama be lying for his own political gain? (I would love to comment further, but I would simply be piling on.)

Obama’s 5-Year No-Oil Plan

So here we stand five years into Obama’s Presidency. He still can’t decide what to do with Keystone. He pretends the greens have good reasons to stop this $7.6 billion project that would provide oil security and jobs for the United States, as well as create wealth for America’s largest trading partner.

Yet the real reason that Obama won’t decide on Keystone is the Saudi king has not yet given him permission. Obama is still hedging what is good for the national interest — not the national interest of the United States, but of Saudi Arabia.

In the recently published book Duty: Memories of a Secretary at War, former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, wrote: “During my time in the Bush Administration, I worried about the influence of the Israelis and the Saudis in the White House.”

Gates writes of his last visit to Saudi Arabia in 2010:

Pleasantries done, the king excused virtually everyone else and the two of us, and the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir who interpreted…  (then said) there had been loose talk by some senior Saudis about fundamentally altering the relationship with the United States and developing closer relations with other big powers such as China and Russia. Reading from notes, Abdullah had a stark message for me and for the president:

  • Our two countries have had a strategic relationship for seventy years.  I value it and support all facets.
  • The relationship is essential to the security of the world.
  • America’s reputation is at stake…

Obama’s reputation is at stake, yet he bows to a ruthless Saudi monarch and chastises Canadian Parliament. Canadians are Judeo-Christian people who share an ancestry and the same democratic values as Americans. The truth is Obama doesn’t remain very loyal to old friends. He follows more closely his core beliefs from his Muslim upbringing. And that does not serve the Nation he has sworn to protect.

Protecting the Nation means protecting America’s energy supplies.

If this is where you expect a sermon on why you should buy Canadian oil sands, you are going to be disappointed. I believe oil investors should beware; oil prices are in decline along with most commodity prices. My projection for crude oil is $50 per barrel within two years.

So Obama’s decision to once again bow to the Saudi king won’t leave us a cold, huddled mass. But it will show the true measure of the man.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers