Like Charleston, WV Daily Mail columnist Don Surber – he’s on my blogroll – I’m usually an optimist but today’s world news really sucks. We’ll have to check his Daily Scoreboard this afternoon to see his tally of GOOD vs EVIL but here’s a start on the news roundup:
The UN finds another stash of Hamas rockets hidden in a school. The UN, supposedly an organization existing for peace promotion, dutifully hands the new stash over to Hamas. http://www.timesofisrael.com/for-second-time-rockets-found-at-un-school-in-gaza/
The Obama administration can’t stop lecturing Israel – our only ally in the Middle East and the only democracy – about restraint and ceasefire demands. It would be stupid for Israel to pull out of Gaza w/o dismantling the tunnels, which are the real threat to Israel. Terror group Hamas can easily replace the rockets from Iran – heck the US is giving Hamas another $50 Million we don’t have for “humanitarian aid” to buy more rockets – but the concrete tunnels that open into Israel are a bigger investment. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383478/will-obama-snatch-defeat-jaws-victory-over-hamas-andrew-c-McCarthy
Oddly enough, the Obama administration exacts a higher standard for Israel that it does for itself. Drones, what drones? Anybody bullying Obama on the drone killings occurring on a recurring basis? Obama doesn’t give warnings before the killings either. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383490/obama-administration-holds-israel-stricter-standards-it-holds-us-david-French
The MSM ignore how the mistakes of liberals come back to haunt us or someone else; that goes double for any mistakes by Obama in his political career. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383505/obama-wont-arm-ukraine-because-he-led-disarming-ukraine-andrew-c-McCarthy Hey peace, brother, what would happen if they gave a war and the US didn’t show up? Having a beauty contest president – ‘My greatest dream is for world peace and I’ll endeavor to help that cause’ – isn’t working out in real life.
As a U.S. senator, Barack Obama won $48 million in federal funding to help Ukraine destroy thousands of tons of guns and ammunition – weapons which are now unavailable to the Ukrainian army as it faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin during his invasion of Crimea. In August 2005, just seven months after his swearing-in, Obama traveled to Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine with then-Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar, touring a conventional weapons site. The two met in Kiev with President Victor Yushchenko, making the case that an existing Cooperative Threat Reduction Program covering the destruction of nuclear weapons should be expanded to include artillery, small arms, anti-aircraft weapons, and conventional ammunition of all kinds. After a stopover in London, the senators returned to Washington and declared that the U.S. should devote funds to speed up the destruction of more than 400,000 small arms, 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles, and more than 15,000 tons of ammunition.
The bottom line to this latest Israel-Palestinian war? Israel should never have ceded the Gaza strip to global demands that included the US. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/07/the-steep-price-of-israels-gaza-pullout.php
Smack yourself on the head, America, you coulda had Mitt Romney for president instead of this arrogant dumbass punk. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/23/russian-rebels-shoot-down-two-more-ukrainian-jets/
Another day, another meaningless sound bite from our Say Anything President. Heck, he usually says he doesn’t know anything because he just heard it on the news. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/23/obama-i-dont-watch-the-news-because-i-usually-already-know-the-stuff-theyre-reporting/
There’s EVIL, then there’s Planned Parenthood. Yep, your tax $$ help make these lovely sex-ed tapes. No birds and bees for kids today. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/07/17/wth-planned-parenthood-suggests-pooping-partner-teen-sexual-exploration