I must consider the possibility that the reason for this is that I posted a clip of Rachel Maddow, in which she lies and tries to smear Republicans and anyone in the media she considers “Right Wing.” For Miss Maddow, that includes… well, just about everyone.
Unfortunately, media-on-media mud-wrestling seems to grab our attention more these days than the real issues of our time.
Or then again, maybe it’s just me.
Maybe I am a victim of Glenn Beck’s evil fear-mongering, and maybe I too have become a conspiracy theorist. Either way, I’m going to tell you how I feel, because I believe my feelings at this very moment are very worthy of consideration.
Of course, Rachel Maddow will not take interest in anything I have to say, and she’ll tell you that whatever I tell you can’t be true because you saw it “On the internet.”
It’s time to get past the media-on-media mud-wrestling match, that we watch day in and day out, and address an extremely serious and potentially dangerous situation.
I believe that President Obama may be in danger.
Again, to be clear: I believe that President Obama may be in danger. I did not say that our president is in danger, because there is no solid evidence of this whatsoever.
I don’t want to be hyperbolic. After all, I’m only discussing the safety of our president. You can choose to disagree with me completely, and that’s fine. Or, you can think I’m a genius. That’s all up to you.
What I would ask is that you read my words, check out the links I offer to what I consider reliable sources, and come to your own conclusion.
President Obama has just embarked on a ten-day Middle-East and Asian excursion. I don’t know for sure when he left, but I’m guessing Air Force One is in the air already, or has already landed in Mumbai, India? I’m wondering if the cables will break in with live video feeds, as they have done in the past for him and other presidents.
Our President is heading into a hornet’s nest of political and religious instability.
Pakistanis are reportedly upset that President Obama is traveling to India, yet not to their homeland. That’s something to think about. Pakistan seems to be one serious hangout for Jihadists.
Of course, there’s probably not much to worry about; most of them are in hiding on the other side of the nation, which also happens to be beyond a nearly impassable mountain range.
If you believe that, keep kidding yourself. I’m going to keep looking at reality.
Pakistani militants are reportedly upset because they feel President Obama is playing favorites. He is starting his trip in India, and the fact that he is specifically staying at the Taj Hotel is also troublesome to Pakistani government officials, given the fact that the bombing two years ago has been blamed largely on Pakistani militants.
Pakistan and India both have nuclear weapons, and they don’t seem like each other much.
I am not a student of events that take place in that region, but I know there is a long-standing disagreement about the division of a territory called Kashmir. It also seems Pakistan's government would like President Obama to intervene in the discussions.
That’s just what we need; to intervene in another perpetual middle-eastern conflict, specifically between Muslims and people of another faith. I can’t imagine radical Jihadists would ever consider using that as motivation for their recruitment. And let's absolutely not look to Israel and the Palestinian Territory as an example of where America's intervention has failed miserably time and time again.
Sometimes America just needs to butt out and let people settle their own differences.
Of course, President Obama need not be in imminent danger. Former CIA agent Mike Baker said today on Glenn Beck’s radio program:
It wouldn't have to be a direct harm to the president. It could be the disruption of the trip. It could be an operation, you know, planned during the course of his visit. Anything like that creates the profile they're looking for.I know, I know… it was said on Beck’s program, so it can’t be credible…
Speaking of Glenn Beck, did any of you see the 2nd segment of Beck's television show yesterday?
Again, I don't mean to be hyperbolic... but if you have not, you need to watch this episode. I recommend watching it in its entirety, so that you gain complete context. So much of the problem in the news and opinion business relates to context, and how easily it can be distorted by trained professionals.
Here’s Beck’s entire Thursday show, in case you missed it. There are three segments:
For the purpose of this discussion, I’d like to bring your attention to the second clip, beginning at the 6:10 mark.
Everyone is making a big deal about the cost of President Obama’s trip. In my post last night, I showed how Rachel Maddow used Media Matters as her source for information, and tried to make it look like the only discussion on Fox News Channel or from Republican politicians is the cost of President Obama’s India trip.
Watch Glenn’s facial expressions as he suggests that someone… anyone… from the MSM ask a Secret Service connection, “Off the record,” if they are comfortable that everything is buttoned-down and secure for this trip. In my opinion, Beck has clearly spoken with someone who is not comfortable with the arrangements of this trip.
Glenn appears to know at least one Secret Service member who does not believe President Obama will be as safe as he should be, but because the rest of these media types have completely discredited Glenn amongst the uninformed masses and leftist sheep, he knows his word alone is not sufficient to raise red flags.
In fact, there is an article on Media Matters that disparages Beck for exactly what I am discussing here. The piece is called, "Beck still stoking fears about Obama's safety in India: "Now he's taking his children".
It is astounding to me to read the headlines on Media Matters.
While Beck is simply expressing an opinion and offering what he considers sound advice regarding the economy, Media Matters is writing pieces about him entitled, "Beck still stoking fears about Obama's safety in India: "Beck touts investing in food commodities, the gold standard", as if stockpiling food or considering an investment in the most stable commodity on Earth is somehow a bad thing.
If you care to, check out Media Matters' entire page of "fact checks" on Glenn Beck. I think we should all know what the other side of the political aisle has to say, and if you really want to do an "apples / oranges" comparison of ideas, this is a great way to do so.
Knowledge is power.
I hope that Secret Service person I discussed earlier is incorrect, because as this article goes online President Obama has already landed in Germany. Next stop: Mumbai, India.
During Thursday's television show, Glenn told the entire world President Obama's itinerary – exactly as it is planned out.
He’s not giving away any top secret information; as Glenn points out, the President is traveling the same route that has already been planned and canceled two previous times.
Again, according to my interpretation of Glenn Beck’s words and facial expressions, at least one member of the Secret Service is not comfortable with the fact that they have not been allowed to change the itinerary.
You don't suppose al Qaeda knows his schedule??
God forbid President Obama were to be killed, I think Armageddon would ensue. Let's face it, this ain't 1963 anymore.
My friends, whether we like it or not, much of the world seems to believe President Obama is some sort of savior.He is extremely popular overseas, much more so than Stateside.
However, his popularity amongst Muslims is fading fast. As reported by irishtimes.com:
In an annual poll sponsored by US think tank the Brookings Institution, more than 60 per cent of respondents in half a dozen Arab countries said they had a negative view of Mr Obama and the US while only 20 per cent had a positive view. In April-May 2009, 45 per cent of those polled were positive about him and US policy in the region.There are just a few Muslims living within the nations through which our president is about to journey.
Friends… regardless of our politics, I know you and I are good people, and we love our country.
We may disagree with President Obama regarding policy, and we may want more than anything in the world to vote him out of office in a fifty-state thumping come 2012, but I would never, ever wish for harm to come to our president.
That’s beneath anyone. I expect you all feel the same, and if you do not, than this blog is not for you.
I know there are a lot of people on the left who literally said they were disappointed when Dick Cheney was not killed in Afghanistan a few years back. I know there were all kinds of bad things said about George W. Bush, including calls for his execution as a war criminal, wishes that he be assassinated, and so on.
I don’t know the true heart of the people who said such evil things, but I know my heart and I know the type of people I associate with… people like you.
We are not that.
Thursday night, Glenn Beck literally begged for the help of the MSM.
Does anyone know... before the Obama family left this morning, did anyone ask exactly why this trip, to these dangerous places, at this time? Anyone?
Here’s a couple of things that are just a little more reason for concern. Just a little more reason, mind you… again, I am only discussing the safety of The President of The United States of America.
America just monetized our debt to the tune of $600 billion, as part of a larger $900 billion dollar plan. Actually, the correct term is “Quantitative Easing,” and the rest of the world is none to thrilled with America for putting the global economy at risk.
As reported by The Associated Press:
The head of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, said on Friday that the U.S. policy should take the world economy into consideration. "If the domestic policy is optimal policy for the United States alone, but at the same time it is not an optimal policy for the world, it may bring a lot of negative impact to the world."Go ahead. Call Glenn Beck a conspiracy theorist, or a person who uses fear-mongering and hyperbolic rhetoric for ratings.
Call me the same, because I believe everything Beck is putting out there for us to understand is well within the realm of possibility.
Thankfully, America has never had our leader killed on foreign soil. But don't think for one minute that it couldn't happen. We are living in a different era than we have ever seen.
No longer is the question simply convertible top up or down; now the question must become, “Is it not better and safer for everyone if these meetings happen by teleconference?”
If, God forbid, President Obama were to be killed while visiting The Middle East or Muslim Asia, what do you think would happen??