Friday, May 17, 2013

Horror Stories from the Place Formerly Known as Syria. By Walter Russell Mead.

Horror Stories from the Place Formerly Known as Syria. By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, May 17, 2013.

Yes, Iraq Is Unraveling. By Michael Knights. Foreign Policy, May 15, 2013.

Syria’s savagery will thwart reconciliation. By Oliver Holmes. Reuters, May 14, 2013.

Syria Begins to Break Apart Under Pressure From War. By Ben Hubbard. New York Times, May 16, 2013.

Savage Online Videos Fuel Syria’s Descent Into Madness. By Aryn Baker. NJBR, May 16, 2013.

Civil Liberties, Press Freedom, and America’s Global Role. By Stephen M. Walt.

Civil liberties, press freedom, and America’s global role. By Stephen M. Walt. Foreign Policy, May 16, 2013.

The Jobs Question: Work Is a Human Right. By Walter Russell Mead.

The Jobs Question: Work Is a Human Right. By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, May 16, 2013.

Homeland Security Guidelines Advise Deference to Pro-Shariah Muslim Supremacists.

Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists. By Charles C. Johnson. The Daily Caller, May 17, 2013.

It’s Bigger Than Obama – We’re Witnessing What Happens When Liberalism Rules. By Rush Limbaugh., May 17, 2013.


I have a story in the Stack here about the government, ladies and gentlemen. “Homeland Security Guidelines Advise Deference to pro-Shariah Muslim Supremacists.”  This is the Daily Caller.  Now, I think this is an important point to make.  “The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.”

The Obama regime, the federal government, has more tolerance, more deference, more respect for Islamic extremist Muslims than they do for their own citizens who happen to be conservative or Christian.  This administration considers conservative Americans and Christians and pro-lifers and people who care about the social issues, to be greater enemies of the state and not worthy of respect or deference.  However, militant Islamists and extremist Muslims are accorded all of that.

“The Homeland Security document also seems to discount evidence unearthed by the Justice Department about the aims of some mainstream Muslim organizations . . .”  Instead, Big Sis sends out memos warning everybody at DHS: Make sure you do not infringe upon the free speech rights – the constitutional free-association right, whatever – of pro-Sharia Muslim supremacists.  But when it comes to American conservatives and American Christians, this administration is willing to trample all over their constitutional rights and continue denying them – and then warn everybody that it is they, these conservatives and these Christians, who pose the real threat to America.

And, folks, they mean it.

They really mean it.