Thursday, April 07, 2011

Obama, Lybia, and Israel

President Barry's idiotic actions in Lybia are a setup to not only further abandon Israel, but set it up to actually be attacked by the U.S.
The philosophy of purely humanitarion strikes using missiles and planes to attack a superior force because civilians are being killed is a philosophy designed to change the American priority that a National interest must be involved, and a disavowment of all Allies. President Barry is implementing Samantha Powers his long term foriegn policy advisors beliefs.
Lets look a little at Ms. Powers, she has after all been his advisor since he was a Senator.
A loon from Dublin (wonder if she has relatives in SF/IRA), and graduate from Yale, and Harvard," a member of the president’s National Security Council who shares Noam Chomsky’s foreign-policy goals. An influential presidential adviser whom 1960s revolutionary Tom Hayden treats as a fellow radical." A White House official who wrote a book aiming to turn an anti-American, anti-Israel, Marxist-inspired, world-government-loving United Nations bureaucrat into a popular hero, Chasing the Flame . Samantha Power, senior director of multilateral affairs for the National Security Council and is the principal architect of our current intervention in Libya, is all of these things.
A woman determined to subordinate America’s national sovereignty to an international order largely controlled by leftist bureaucrats. According to her own writings. Both Obama and Power are skilled at hiding their ultimate ideological goals out of sight, behind a screen of practical problem-solving. Obama and Power are attempting to accustom us to a whole new way of thinking about war, and about America’s place in the world.
Obama likes following this womans advice as shown by his first two apology tours of Europe, In a 2003 piece for the New York Times, " Power bemoaned the reluctance of American policymakers to apologize to other countries for our supposed past mistakes." A 2007 piece by Power in The New York Times Book Review attacked the phrase “War on Terror,” which of course the Obama administration has since dropped. Her writings, Obama's actions, combined with their long working relationship. Gives weight to how much he uses her advice. The only person advising Obama longer than this loon is Rev Wright, and Bill Ayers.
In Power’s view, to be credible, humanitarian interventions must respond to immediate danger (thus Obama’s waiting until the militarily unpropitious moment when Benghazi itself was under imminent threat), must be supported by multilateral bodies (thus the resort to the U.N., NATO, and the Arab League in preference to the U.S. Congress), “must forswear up front . . . commercial or strategic interests in the region” (thus the disavowal of regime change as a goal of our multilateral action), and must “commit to remaining for a finite period” (as Obama has pledged to do in Libya). Even NATO’s threat to bomb the rebels if they kill civilians (which struck many as unrealistic, and at cross-purposes with our supposed military goals) is foreshadowed in Power’s writings, which highlight the need to police both sides in any humanitarian action.
The novel doctrine of “responsibility to protect,” which Power means the Libyan action to enshrine in international law, could someday be used to justify military intervention to impose a “two-state solution” on Israel this is one of Power’s longstanding goals.
The so-called international community has justified military intervention in Libya on humanitarian grounds: Col. Qaddafi was threatening mass murder in Benghazi. But for years, Iran has been threatening mass murder in every city, town, and village of Israel. So, too, has Hamas, Iran’s client, which rules Gaza and has fired thousands of rockets and mortars into Israel. Fatah, which rules the West Bank, incites terrorism against Israelis while its al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades kill Israelis whenever they get the chance. Where is the international community there?
Libya is actually designed to free the Obamanations hands to use Military force against Israel if it defends itself. After all the Palli terrorists always launch their missiles from schools and hospitals. Their command and control sites are purposly located in buildings with a ton of civilians. Any retaliation by Israel always kills civilians because that is what the terrorists want.
With the establishment of Ms. Powers or if you prefer you can call her Mrs. Sunstein she is married to Cass Sunstein, anyway with the establishment of the precedent of destroying military hardware, of any side that fires into areas where civilians are, under orders from the U.N. sets Israel up for an attack by U.S. forces. It also frees the President to do it on his own without involving Congress. Now with Obama's demonstrated disdain for Israel, do you think they might need to worry?

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However if you find a line or phrase I use written by someone else, give yourself a star for doing your research, also two things might occur to you 1) There are others that believe and think as I do. and 2)Maybe it will inspire you to write a comment that actually finds fault with not only what I am saying, but others also.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I Love This Guy

Richard Branson plans deep-ocean submarine dives
Billionaire adventurer Richard Branson plans submarine dives to deepest part of world's oceans

Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press, On Tuesday April 5, 2011, 3:40 pm EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Billionaire adventurer Richard Branson on Tuesday unveiled a new single-person submarine that he said will be used to set new world records by exploring the five deepest parts of the world's oceans.

Branson said that over the next two years, the solo craft will go to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic's Puerto Rico Trench and South Sandwich Trench, the Diamantina Trench in the Indian Ocean and the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean.

Branson's fellow explorer, Chris Welsh, plans to make the first descent later this year to the Mariana Trench, which at 36,000 feet is deeper than Mount Everest is high. Branson then plans to explore the 28,000-foot-deep Puerto Rico Trench.

While the pilots for the other three trips have not been chosen, Branson said they hope to set as many as 30 Guinness World Records with the dives.

"The last great challenge for humans is to explore the depths of our planet's oceans," the Virgin Atlantic founder said at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

A news release said there was only one frontier left for Branson's Virgin brand, which has reached "the seven continents of the earth, up into the jet stream and soon, even into space."

"If someone says something is impossible, we like to prove it's possible," Branson said. "I love learning and I'm just very fortunate to participate in these kinds of adventures."

Branson unveiled the submarine, a nearly 18-foot long, white-and-blue airplane-like craft with stubby wings and a cockpit.

The carbon fiber and titanium craft will be capable of cruising for about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) and can stay down unaided for 24 hours. The sub and its accompanying catamaran cost an estimated $17 million.

Branson said his so-called Virgin Oceanic expedition will have a scientific and educational purpose. He hopes the voyages will help to educate the public about mankind's impacts on the world's oceans and marine life.

He is partnering with Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Moss Landing Marine Labs in Northern California as well as other research institutions. Scientists hope to study the tectonic plates and eventually use lander vehicles to bring back water, microbes and possibly small creatures from the ocean depths.

"We have 800 pounds of moon rocks and not one drop from the bottom of the ocean," said Alex Tai, Virgin Group director of special projects.

The dives will be dangerous and the pilots will likely be down in the dark and cold ocean depths for hours will little communication with the outside world. Rescues will be impossible, Welsh said. Still, he was clearly more excited than wary of the prospect, saying there is a magic to exploring new places.

"It's like going to the moon and having the lunar rover to explore around," Welsh said.

The dives also will be recorded and uploaded to Google Earth, said John Hanke, the Internet search engine's vice president of product management.

"Our mission for Google Earth is to create an interactive virtual globe and enable users to visit places that they've never explored, including the world's oceans," he said.

The submarine originally was commissioned by Branson's close friend and fellow adventurer Steve Fossett, who died in 2007 while flying a plane over the Sierra Nevada. Fossett had intended to complete the first solo dive to the Mariana Trench, Branson said.

Branson also said he plans to create a larger submarine that can hold more people and offer trips to tourists for a sizable fee.

Last year he unveiled a three-person submarine called the Necker Nymph, which is available for $2,500 a day for guests of his private resort in the Caribbean. The submarine, created by San Francisco-based Hawkes Ocean Technologies, is capable of going almost 100 feet deep. In a subsequent interview with Popular Mechanics, Hawkes officials said they were also working with Branson on submersibles capable of high-speed deep sea travel.

Branson has also been working on a space tourism venture with the construction of a $209 million spaceport in New Mexico. The British businessman has said he expects to launch the first suborbital flights from Spaceport America between mid-summer 2011 and spring 2012. Many of the 500 people that have signed up to be astronauts have expressed interest in being "aquanauts," he said.

While most of the country is still dealing with the daily realities of a struggling economy, University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich said the super-rich are richer today than they have ever been and there is a market in selling them new adventures.

High-end retailers such as Tiffany & Co. and Neiman Marcus continue to do well despite the economy, he said. And even as NASA experiences budget cuts, the extraordinary wealthy are willing to pay small fortunes to go into space or into the depths of the ocean, said the public policy professor.

"People who are selling to the super-rich basically can't lose," said Reich, former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration. "Richard Branson can dig a hole to the center of the earth and charge a million dollars a day to go through it and he'd find people to take him up on the offer."