ATTENTION: 20,000 surface to air and anti tank missiles missing in Libya


Approximately 20,000 portable surface-to-air missile and Russian made anti-tank missiles as well as rifle and anti aircraft ammunition have gone missing in Libya. A couple of those weapons are explained in the graphic above. (Click on to enlarge).

After a 6 month civil war that ended Qaddafi’s 42-year rule and sent him into hiding allowed the regime’s extensive armories to be fully exposed and available to looters, former rebel fighters or anyone with a truck to carry weapons away.

Weapons that could be used to knock down military planes, helicopters or drones as well as cause destruction and damage to innocent civilians.

With the US govt unsure as to who is leading the rebels in Libya and Defense Secretary Robert Gates stating that its “very possible that Al Qaeda is leading the rebellion” and the significance impact of Hamas and Hezbollah in the area makes this matter gravely serious not only for America’s security but also for Israel’s security.

Today, the White House released a press statement saying it will boost efforts to find and destroy the weapons stockpile and last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Libya’s new leaders to secure the chemical weapons and convention weapons supply.

Yet at the same time, visits by The Associated Press to weapons caches around Tripoli (the capital of Libya) show that many remain poorly guarded and have already been heavily looted.

AP reported that 12 rebels wandered around one site where a large hangar was strewn with the boxes of missing weapons. Rebels at another site were leaving with a load of tank shells they said they were taking to a safe place for storage. They acknowledged, however, that they’d found the site unguarded.

At one unguarded site, Bouckaert said he found 100,000 anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Elsewhere, he found weapons caches hidden under fruit trees.

On a positive note,  the U.N. chief weapons watchdog said Wednesday that Libya’s remaining chemical weapon stockpiles are believed to be secure but we must remain ever viligent.

Let’s pray that we find them and confiscate the weapons before they are used against us and/or our allies.

Copyright (c) September 28, 2011. All rights reserved.

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Obama pushing to extend payroll holday through 2012 while Social Security account drains.


On Wednesday, President Obama reiterated his push to extend the existing payroll tax holiday through 2012 – a move  objected to by members of his own party who fear the reduction in revenues will undermine Social Security.

“I think that it makes perfect sense for us to take a look at, can we extend the payroll tax, for example, an additional year,” Obama said during a lengthy press conference at the White House.

On Friday, Democratic Reps. Lloyd Doggett (Texas), Ted Deutch (Fla.) and Mark Critz (Pa.) sent a letter to all House Democrats saying the proposed extension “should trouble all who care about preserving” the funding stream for Social Security.

“Social Security’s popularity comes from the direct contributions of American workers, who pay into the system now and benefit when they retire or become disabled,” the lawmakers wrote.

“Unless and until faith in Social Security has been restored to the American people through long-range solvency, short-sighted cuts to the program’s revenue stream must not be part of any debt ceiling or budget deal.”

The letter is also being distributed to select House Republicans, Deutch spokeswoman Ashley Mushnick said Wednesday. The Democrats are also readying a similar letter to send to Obama.

While the cut is just 2 percentage points – from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent – it represents a real payroll tax reduction of 32 percent.

For instance, a worker currently earning $100,000 should have paid $6,200 in payroll taxes for 2010 wages, but will pay only $4,200 for earnings this year.

A difference of $2,000 that will not be circulated into the Social Security account.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cut will reduce federal revenues by $112 billion over the next two years.

Since the tax package is not offset by changes elsewhere in the budget, the government will have to borrow to fill that hole in the Social Security trust fund.

Social Security is already at a loss. It is clear that more people will be drawing on funds that are not available.

We cannot afford to draw down from Social Security even more. We must find other ways of revitalizing our economy without kicking the Baby Booming generation in the teeth.

Copyright (c) June 30, 2011. All rights reserved.

In deficit reduction talks, Senate Democrats derail and insist on increasing spending & taxes.


In today’s deficit cutting talks with Vice President Joe Biden; Democrat representatives stated that they felt the way to fix the problem was to increase spending and subsequently increase taxes.

Does anybody else see the conundrum that the Republicans are having to deal with?

We are $14.3 trillion+ in debt that needs to be agreed upon by August 2 (less than a month away) or at we risk defaulting on our debts.

If we do not make some serious cutting, start creating jobs and selling more exports; we are going to have a serious problem balancing the budget.

It is at this point that we need to be CUTTING; not INCREASING spending.

Is Vice President Biden and his debt group really that oblivious to the will of the American people?

Are the Democrats really surprised that the Republicans walked out of deficit cutting talks?

How can you argue a concept of cutting spending when the other side wants to spend more money?

Its a waste of time and unbelievable that the Democrats would adopt this line of thought.

Even though, it is not technically “his job” Obama, as President, should get involved considering the severity of our situation.

According to my sources on Capitol Hill; the only involvement Obama is doing is “looking for a meeting room”.  Literally.

The game plan was to have deficit reduction talks completed by the end of June. That’s only 7 days from now.

Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a Republican leader, also agrees that President Obama needs to get directly involved.

“It’s clear that these were non-serious negotiations and the only time it’s going to get serious is when the president of the United States becomes thoroughly engaged,” Cornyn said. “There’s not going to be a deal without his direct involvement.”

Flashback to the 2011 Compromised Budget talk delays. The only time serious progress was made was when Obama was involved so he could push the Democrats to be reasonable.  It is obvious that Obama is needed in this case.

Deja vu seem to fall upon my ears as I heard Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell ask of Obama once again, “Where is he?” What does he propose? What is he willing to do to reduce the debt and to avoid this crisis that’s building on his watch? He’s the one in charge. I think most Americans think it’s about time he started acting like it.”

Raising the Debt Ceiling and increasing spending; Contradictory?

It is imperative that we cut trillions of dollars from our $14.3+ trillion debt and NOT increase spending.

You cannot spend your way out of a recession.

The Democrats fail to understand the generic cutting mindset as the “Democrats continue to insist that any deal must include tax increases,” said Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, in a statement announcing his decision. “There is not support in the House for a tax increase.”

The tax issue must be resolved before discussions can continue,” Cantor said. “Given this impasse, I will not be participating in today’s meeting and I believe it is time for the president to speak clearly and resolve the tax issue. Once the tax issue is resolved, we have a blueprint to move forward to trillions of spending cuts and binding mechanisms to change the way things are done around here.”

Note to the Democrats: Your constituents want you to cut spending.  You have to come to the deficit reduction talks in the mindset of “what are we cutting, today?” because if you are looking at things from an increased spending point of view; the discussion is going to be pointless and a waste of everyone’s time.

It is imperative that you understand that we cannot spend, and most certainly cannot freeze, our way out of a recession. We have less than one week until Congress is needed to make a decision on whether or not we are going to raise the debt ceiling and to determine if the US will start defaulting on our debtors. Our SP index rating already dropped to negative; let’s not fall even further into the economic hole.

Note to the Republicans:  Eliminating the subsidies and tax breaks for big oil is NOT increasing taxes. If we eliminated a lot of the money we give big oil (they are doing just fine on their own); we could give that money back to the people and small businesses through price relief at the gas pump and help jumpstart our economy.

Also, please not give in to a  payroll tax deduction as that directly drains the Social Security funds and we are already short on Social Security funds as it is.

Copyright (c) June 23, 2011. All rights reserved.

BREAKING NEWS: Japan’s radioactive emissions are DOUBLED the initial claim.


Yesterday, 06/06/2011- Japan announced that the radioactive emissions from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi totaled 770,000 terabecquerels (more than double the initial estimated amount 370,000 terabecquerels) putting officials on the defensive about whether they have delayed the release of information to the public.

This seems to be a sticky pattern with the Japanese government as not only were they wrong about the radioactive emissions quantity but also that of the stability of the nuclear plant reactors as it was continually (ad nauseum) repeated that the reactors were “stable” yet last month, the government finally acknowledged that 3 out of the 6 plant reactors have suffered nuclear fuel rod and inner containment vessel meltdown to the floor of the reactor.

In addition, the indpenedent Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said  the reactor pressure vessel  at one of the plant’s reactors appeared to have been compromised as early as 5 hours after the quake.

2 “minor” facts that Japan and United States Government officials glossed over while feeding the People with the line that there are “relatively no” negative health effects.

Even at the time of the first estimate in April, Japan’s Nuclear Industrial Safety Agency, another independent government panel as well as our very own Denise Haywald of The Heart of America  called the nuclear radiation reading too low.

The commission relied on a computer model that uses radiation measurements taken at various distances from a nuclear accident. The model produces an estimate of the radioactive material escaping from the source.

However, as Heart of America has pointed out; there was ignorance towards the damage of the reactors radioactive cores and full potential for melt down. When taking these factors into consideration, the nuclear radiation level is expected to double, if not triple.

More disturbingly, I have not heard of any new health update or evacuation zone information from the Japanese or the US government which makes me question if the government is really on the side of the people or taking efforts to avoid a mass panic.

Copyright (c) June 7, 2011. All rights reserved.

BREAKING NEWS: Al Qaeda confirmed bin Laden’s death and antagonizes the United States.


On Friday 05/6/11, Al Qaeda confirmed bin Laden’s death while still antagonizing the United States.

According to the Associated Press, Al Qaeda posted a statement on various militant websites.

“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims and will not go in vain. We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”

“Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness- their blood will be mingled with their tears.”

The statement comes after President Obama announced that the administration would not release photos of bin Laden’s body so as to not enrage the U.S.’s enemies.

The AP stressed that it could not independently verify the authenticity of the statement, but that it was posted on websites al Qaeda typically uses to post messages.

I think, honestly, that it is only a matter of time before Al Qaeda seeks revenge on the US for taking out one of their beloved leaders.

I am grateful to hear from credible sources that our defense compounds, airports and security are on alert.

However to think that Al Qaeda are going to sit back on their hands and do nothing is naive.  What is needed to be known is if Al Qaeda is organized and bold enough to make a move that would most certainly prompt yet another retailation.

Honestly, I dont feel safer then I did a day before bin Laden was captured.

Al Qaeda has not posed a credible threat to us the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

If anything,  I feel more threatened because Obama just stirred the hornet’s nest by killing and then burying bin Laden at sea (which is frowned upon in the Muslim community).

Copyright (c) May 6, 2011. All rights reserved.


Update 5/3- Osama bin Laden’s DNA confirmed death; Al Qaeda outcome,US security concern and Abbottabad, Pakistan’s compound maps included.


Long awaited Justice on America’s *most wanted*

A decade after the September 11, 2001 and -ironically- 8 years ago to the day yesterday of when President Bush declared “Mission Accomplished”; Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan last night, 05.01.2011.

“For over two decades, Bin Laden has been Al Qaeda’s leader and symbol,” Obama said. “The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.”

DNA confirmed, Navy Seal approved

The DNA of bin Laden has been compared to previous samples of not only himself but his sister that the US had on record.  According to reports, there is a 100% match. Ive talked to a couple Navy Seal in between briefings and they also have personal stories in the wake up of bin Laden’s death that all seem to gel together.

I would believe a Navy Seal before I believed Obama. If the Navy Seals say Obama is dead; then I believe them. I would; however, like to see an autopsy report and pictures of the sea burial though; since Obama preached transparency all throughout his campaign.

Tracing the Tips and the Power of the US Navy Seals

The death of America’s “most wanted” Bin Laden was traced back to a tip received in August 2010 that Bin Laden as hiding in a compound within Abbottabad (Pakistan) and initiated a fire fight between a 40 manned U.S. Joint Special Operations Command Special Mission Unit (SMU) of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU — formerly known as Seal Team Six) and the Al Qaeda leader.

In addition, there were other JSOC spotters on the ground and two special operations helicopters and an unmanned drone overhead.

Good thing Obama failed to deliver on his GITMO closing campaign promise

Back in 2007, during a waterboard episode, a name was intercepted that the US could use in order to gather intelligence about Obama’s courier.  As bin Laden did not use phones or computers; this would lead the US directly to the center of bin Laden’s operation. Good thing Obama did not close GITMO like he promised he would 700x during his Presidential campaign.  If Obama closed GITMO, then we would not have gotten the information needed to capture bin Laden. Once again, this shows that President Obama fails to realize the effects on his actions.  Keep GITMO up and running! It’s purpose has been proven to be useful.

Right in plain sight. Hello Captain Obvious.

Come to find out that the “hide away compound” is really a 3000 sq ft house which, interestingly, was located only 100 yards from the gate of the Kakul Military Academy, an army run institution where top officers train.

4 Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters dropped 24 men on the compound. One helicopter suffered a “hard landing” inside the compound after an experiencing a mechanical failure and had to be destroyed on the site, according to one defense official.

There was a large shootout. The residents at the compound resisted. The total raid took 40 minutes.

The final moment of bin Laden’s life

At 3:30 p.m. EST, a 40 man Navy Seals  squadron (Go Navy!)  raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing  Bin Laden by shooting him in the head. Then, 4 Navy Seals dragged him onboard and washed him in accordance to Muslim tradition, per White House sources.

Personal recount
Abbottabad resident Mohammad Haroon Rasheed said the raid happened about 1:15 a.m. local time and offers a recount of the scene:

“I heard a thundering sound, followed by heavy firing. Then firing suddenly stopped. Then more thundering, then a big blast,” he said. “In the morning when we went out to see what happened, some helicopter wreckage was lying in an open field.”

“Intelligence analysts concluded that this compound was custom built to hide someone of significance,” he said.

Sea burial in accordance to Muslim traditions?There has been much uproar in the Muslim community about the manner in which bin Laden was buried. The US stated that they took necessary Muslim preparations of the body but what they failed to note is that Muslims prefer to be buried in the ground, pointed North towards Mecca not floating around haphazardly in the ocean.

Many Muslims are outraged by this but leadership within Al Qaeda is much to be desired now that the prime directive is no longer operational. However, it would be a grave mistake to wave away the threat of angry Al Qaeda members. If you think Al Qaeda hated the US before, Obama just pumped the hatred up to a new record.

Officials said Bin Laden’s body, which was in U.S. custody, was given a sea burial. Which I find very interesting; why would they not incinerate it?  I dont want any part of the sea to become “sacred” to the terrorists and wage war over occupation of it.

Loss of life tally
Thankfully, no Americans were killed in the mission.  However, not everyone was as lucky as America for bin Laden, bin Laden’s son, 2 Al Qaeda couriers and a women who was used as a human shield were also killed.

09/11 and her victims will always be in my heart

Back in America- Americans (especially those who lost loved ones in the September 11th attack which killed more than 3000 innocent bystanders who were in the American skies, worked in or around the World Trade Center or Pentagon) were rejoicing that “justice has been given.”

“This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who speak peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones in September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message; for no matter how long it takes, justice will be done”, proclaimed Former President George W. Bush; the President in Office when the September 11th attacks happened and who initiated the widely known, “War on Terror”.

Helping 09/11 families with closure and healing/ Where’s the Proof?

Now President Obama maintains the burden of proof  in his declaration that bin Laden, America’s Most Wanted Terrorist, is indeed dead. Not only should Obama provide proof because he preached transparency throughout his Presidential campaign but he should also be willing to pony up the pictures of the sea burial (or the autopsy report) for the people who dont take things on face value (which is a majority of the people nowadays) as well as for the families of the victims of 09/11 so that they can find closure.

I think the US govt should release pictures of bin Laden’s  burial at sea so that we can reassure the Muslim community that everything possible was done to give him a proper burial as well as to give the people who are demanding proof; something of substance and to give the families of 09/11 victims a sense of peace to know that Justice has been done and to help them feel at Peace.

Security Alert Raised

In the wake of Bin Laden’s death, authorities around the world are being urged to take security precautions.

One source said officials are concerned bin Laden’s death could incite violence or terrorist acts against U.S. personnel overseas.

The State Department issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens abroad overnight, citing “the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan.”

Abbottabad, Pakistan Compound Maps


Look at the 2 maps below to see the area where bin Laden was captured. Note how close the police station is to the 3000+ sq ft compound. Can somebody tell me why we give humanitarian aid to Pakistan again? We should put that money towards our children’s future not bettering the life of a terrorist supporter.

** Google maps seems to have indicated Bin Laden’s hide away in Abbottabad; if you are interested at looking at the surrounding area.

Another image with pins marking both the compound and the Cantt police station:

Attn All US Citizens: Please keep your eyes and ears open in the upcoming days; retaliation is possible (and some would argue probable). BE ALERT and report any suspicious activity to the US Homeland Security Operations line:  (202) 282-8000.    

May God bless you and may God bless America and  Israel.    

Copyright (c) May 5, 2011. All rights reserved.

BREAKING NEWS in Libya: Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Arab was killed in NATO night strike.


In an attempt at a straight up NATO execution- style night strike with 3 missiles; Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s compound was attacked by NATO members; resulting in killing Qaddafi’s youngest son, Saif al-Arab (29 yrs old) and 3 of his grandchildren.

The attack struck the house of Qaddafi ‘s youngest son, Seif al-Arab, when Qaddafi and his wife were inside.

Seif al-Arab Qaddafi , 29, was the youngest son of Gadhafi and brother of the better known Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, who had been referred to as a reformist before the uprising began in mid-February. The younger Gadhafi had spent much of his time in Germany in recent years and was not as into politics as other members of his family.

It is said that Qaddafi and his wife were not seriously injured in the attack.

Medic Abdel-Monem Ibsheir considered the strike a form of justice.

“Qaddafi was not far away, meaning he’s not safe,” he said as as  explosions were heard in the background,  “It’s just like our children getting hit here. Now his children are getting hit there.”

Has Qaddafi’s son and grandchildren really been affected by the night time air strike or is it more lip service by the Libyan leader in an attempt to stall NATO operations and strike sympathy from others?  I would like to see the body of  victims as Qaddafi has a habit of lying and this case is no exception.

The fatal airstrike came just hours after Qaddafi called for a mutual cease-fire and negotiations with NATO powers to end a  6 week bombing campaign stating “the door to peace is open.”

You are the aggressors. We will negotiate with you. Come, France, Italy, U.K., America, come to negotiate with us. Why are you attacking us?” asked Qaddafi.

He also railed against foreign intervention, saying Libyans have the right to choose their own political system, but not “under the threat of NATO bombings.”

The problem here is that Qaddafi talks about a cease fire but is found to be an aggressor; so essentially when people try to honor the cease fire- that is when he goes in for the kill (literally).

This has been his 4th/5th (Ive lost track now) of his pleas for a cease fire. Actions speak louder than words.

Qaddafi cant say that peace is possible when he’s bombing Misrata.

NATO has promised to continue its operations until Qaddafi stops attacking and threatening his people and all of Qaddafi’s forces return to their bases and stand down. In addition, full humanitarian access must be granted before NATO stands down.

I dont see this happening. Qaddafi is far to fearsome of regime change for him to let up for even one minute.

What I want to know is WHO within NATO launched the missiles?  I thought that it was agreed upon by the UN/NATO that strikes would be limited to command centers only?  Who changed the direction and what is the new exit strategy? If anybody knows, please email me directly at Theheartofamerica@hotmail.com.

Now I am waiting to see how Qaddafi responds. He can do 1 of 2 things. 1) He will be MAD and retaliate with force or 2) He will shriek back as that attack was too close for comfort or 3) He will utilize this “sympathy time” to gather his intelligence; as this report of fatalities were nothing but a ploy on Qaddafi’s part.

I pray its #2 but I cant help but to think that he will run with #1. Only time will tell that true implications of our involvement in this war but I can already tell you that Obama’s name will NOT be seen in a favorable light.

Who am I kidding? Obama’s name is NOT seen in a favorable light now. I think that Obama and Qaddafi are quite similar in the sense how they say one thing and then do the EXACT opposite.  Does anybody else see that correlation?

Copyright (c) April 30, 2011. All rights reserved.

Exclusive Video, Commentary and Solution on Syria Sanctions and the Importance of Diplomacy.


Reports of the Syrian government forces killing more than 400 people since mid-March with hundreds missing, 1700+ protesters being detained over the past week and cutting off telephone lines and water/electricity supplies to the general area conjoining with Bashar al-Assad’s tanks and machine gunned armed Syrian security forces entering the city of Dara’a in attempt to quell the protesters has sparked a concern from many human rights activists.

It is important to note that there has been massive fighting in Syria with Bashar al-Assad imposing violence on his people ever since Libya started rioting a couple months ago. This type of violence is nothing new to the Syrian People.

Which leads me to the question- If we were to pick a human rights violation and looking to help Israel and her people;  why would we not engage war with Syria who borders Israel?  Wouldnt that be in our best interest?

Apparently, 4 European countries think so as France, Britain, Germany and Portugal have circulated a draft media statement to the Security Council that would strongly condemn the violence against peaceful demonstrators. Although sanctions were not specifically mentioned.

Lebanon, the only Arab member of the council, has very strong ties to Syria and diplomats said it is likely to oppose a council statement as may Russia, also a friend of Syria.

Good ol’ undecided China’s U.N. Ambassador Li Baodong said “we want to get engaged with everybody and try to find a solution and to push for a political solution.”

Turkey, Iraq and Jordan (Syria’s neighboring countries) have been eerily silent on the matter.

We’ll talk about US actions at the end of this Commentary.

Some nations are wanting the US to get involved but is that really the best thing for the US at a time where the US is already committed to 3 full blown wars and an outstanding financial debt of $14.3 Trillion? Can we really afford yet another war?

The George W. Bush administration had, clearly, toughened relations in Syria — imposing new sanctions as Assad ran operations against U.S. troops in Iraq and was implicated in the murder of the Lebanese prime minister — so it will be a little more challenging to see how a non-violent shake up can play out but diplomacy and peace is possible and probable, if the US handles this correctly.

In responding to this crisis in Syria, the Obama administration is pulled by two conflicting currents.

First, Obama appears to be cautious like Syria- much like he was with Egypt- in the fear that the opposition leaders would be worse that the current situation and since the majority of Syria is terrorist based; that could prove to be detrimental to not only the US but also Israel.

(Note: The terrorist infiltration case also runs true in Libya where it is a known fact that Al Qaeda has infiltrated the leaders of the Libyan opposition and Obama has stated that he wants a regime change- so Obama’s foreign policy stance his, once again, inconsistent and much to be desired.)

May I caution the Obama administration about policing the World and encouraging regime changes when he has little information on the opposition parties (Libya anyone?) and little leverage to control events in a land very foreign to us.

Second,  there is resentment running amok as the violence escalates in the Syrian streets and the contradiction of US actions in Libya. The mentality that I predicted would form, “The US helped out the opposition in Libya- why will the US not help us?!” is indeed taking place.

It is a belief of many that Assad is no reformer. Rather, he is an ally of Iran, a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah. So the administration has another chance to “fight the good fight”.

Honestly? If the US was get involved in another war (I wish we wouldnt; we have enough problems and debt at home as it is) but if we were to get involved- I would RATHER get involved in Syria instead of Libya.

But, first above everything else, I would work on transitioning a new US Ambassador to Syria because; obviously, the current one is not doing a very good job.

We need to be EXTREMELY careful as Hezbollah could utilize  this opportunity to capitalize in Lebanon and work to consolidate its control and upset the status quo.

The fall of the Assads and the emergence of a more radicalized Sunni regime in Damascus could raise questions in Israel about the viability of the 1974 disengagement agreement on the Golan Heights, which has made the Syrian-Israeli border the quietest in the Middle East. A Sunni regime would also likely raise tensions with Iraq’s Shia-dominated government.

Personally, I think that the US should deploy another communicator over to assist the US Ambassador to Syria because obviously; he’s not doing a very good job getting a message of “Peace and Prosperity” across.

We should not under any circumstances remove our ambassador from Syria. I realize that there was not an ambassador there before Obama placed him but now, since it has been established, revoking such a position could prove to backfire as we need as many “peaceful” eyes and ears near ground zero.

If that fails to work, THEN and ONLY then; should we place an asset freeze and travel restrictions on the Syrian president and close allies as we have exhausted all means of diplomacy.

After the asset freeze and travel restrictions are placed and if  Bashar al-Assad is continuing to use violence- then we should consider how else we can resolve the matter.

Regime change should only be pushed IF we know WHO we are supporting. We already made that mistake in Libya- let’s not support terrorists again. This would be especially dangerous as Syria borders Israel and would give terrorists direct access to wage war with the holy land.

I feel that diplomacy is possible within Syria but our current way of going about it is not working; let’s focus on reshaping our diplomacy efforts before we consider freezing assets and travel restrictions; especially use of force as that should be our last resort.

US-Syria communication is blocked and we must take steps to get the communication flowing in the right direction before the US gets forceful.

Perhaps the US can talk to the UN Human Rights Council and see what type of diplomatic measures are available within the UN.

NOTE TO OBAMA: Please get Congressional approval before invading Syria so we can comply with the US Constitution as well as join efforts with other nations so that we are not singled out.

Copyright (c) April 27, 2011. All rights reserved.

House passes GOP 2012 budget plan


On Friday, the House Republicans won a  near unanimous passage of the 2012 Budget, 235-193, a proposal to slash nearly $6 trillion over the next decade. All but 4 GOP lawmakers backed the plan.

The plan, presented by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would cut $6.2 “T”rillion of dollars in spending and change Medicare and Medicaid programs- more than likely utilization of block granting and attempting to privatize the 2 entitlement programs with vouchers over the next 10 years.

Also, the 2012 budget plan would cut federal workforce by 10 percent and set a binding cap on total spending as a percentage of the economy.

Additionally, the 2012 budget  plan credits the fiscal commission with identifying ways to save on discretionary spending, including cutting corporate tax breaks, overhauling how the government manages real estate assets, and reducing the federal auto fleet by 20 percent.

Even though this budget has a slim chance of passing the Senate, it is commendable to see the Republicans put forth the effort to draft and pass a budget bill, something that House Democrats didn’t even bother with in 2010 (which is why we were being strung along for the past 4 months on Continuing Resolution after Continuing Resolution.)

House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy credited the success to an inclusive process, saying the budget was the first bill of the new Republican majority in which leaders were able to listen to members and incorporate their views.

Given the fact, that the Democrats feel that we can be taxed out of  a recession (in comparison, to the Republicans who feel that we can cut wasteful and abusive current spending to dig our way out and in which, I concur)- I  feel that this budget bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate as there are two very different ideologies at play.

However, the fact that the Republicans pushed a bill through the House not only sets spending guidelines for the future but also shows the American People that the Republicans are willing to make the hard cuts in order to ensure financial security for our children.

Now the ball is in the Democrats court.  Let’s see how they propose to get us out of this financial crisis.

Considering they havent given us a true solution with accurate analysis in over a year this will prove to be interesting.

Note to the Senate Democrats: Instead of being LAZY and taxing higher income brackets- let’s get to work and find ways to eliminate abusive and fraudulent practices in Medicare, Medicaid and Welfare so that we can reduce our funding and pay down our debt so that our children can live a life better than what we were given.

To read the GOP “Path to Prosperity” 2012 budget plan, please visit: http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/PathToProsperityFY2012.pdf

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Obama’s “budget cut” (read: tax increase) speech


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