US responds to Iranian warning to keep aircraft carriers out of Persian Gulf, but stresses it does not seek confrontation.
The Pentagon on Tuesday answered an Iranian warning to keep US aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf by declaring that American warships will continue regularly scheduled deployments to the strategic waterway.
George Little, the Pentagon press secretary, said the Navy operates in the Gulf in accordance with international law and to maintain “a constant state of high vigilance” to ensure the flow of sea commerce.
Meanwhile, the White House said Iran’s threat to take action if a US aircraft carrier moves into the Gulf showed Tehran was increasingly isolated internationally, faced economic problems from to sanctions and wants to divert attention from its deepening problems.
“It reflects the fact that Iran is in a position of weakness,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. Read more…READ MORE
Posted on Jan 03, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues
KEVIN HAYDEN – TRUTHISTREASON.NET
Source: Gov. Track 112th Congress: 2011-2012
HR 3166 and Senate Bill 1698
To add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality.
Sponsor: Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I-CT], Co-Sponsor: Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA]
Status: This bill is in the first step in the legislative process.
Explanation: Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate.
Is this Phase II of the stripping of Personal Liberties? Holy smokies … and not a Congressional debate in sight! What ever happened to “Balance of Power?”
If you try to do one kind thing a day, you’re being the change we need in this world.
The militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued a chilling warning to all Christians in northern Nigeria, giving them three days to leave or face further extensive attacks.
A damaged crucifix overlooks the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. Five bombs exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria.
The violence in Nigeria by Boko Haram has led to a stiff ultimatum by the group, which has warned that it is ready to confront soldiers sent to engage them under a state of emergency declared by Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan.
“We will confront them squarely to protect our brothers,” said Abul Qaqa, spokesperson of Boko Haram, according to CNN.
He also called for Muslims living in southern Nigeria to come back to the north, citing evidence that they could be attacked.
President Jonathan declared a state of emergency Saturday in areas of Nigeria infected with violent Islamist insurgency. He shut down borders with Cameroon, Chad and Niger in the northeast, according to Reuters. The state of emergency was announced in response to multiple violent attacks aimed at Christians in Nigeria, including a Christmas day attack that left 37 people dead and 57 wounded.
Boko Haram, which is reported to have ties with al-Qaida, has claimed responsibility for the killings. In response President Jonathan has vowed to “crush” the group, according to MSNBC. He said they began as a harmless group, but has now grown cancerous.
Shehu Sani, a human rights activist, has told CNN that Boko Haram’s threats are credible, but has warned that northern Christians have nowhere else to go after being born and raised in the area. Sani said that killings will continue and Boko Haram will simply move its violence to areas not yet affected to bypass the state of emergency.
While this story cites both CNN and MSNBC, has anyone heard any of this on the news or seen it written about anyplace else? Clearly, the “war” between Christians and Islamists has escalated all over the globe. What can be done? Acknowledge, first of all, that Islam is NOT a religion, but a political system including religious practice, but limited to that. Americans must grasp the fact that the Islamic political system mandates global take-over in its tenets. Contrary to what Ron Paul believes, these people mean us (and Israel – our ally) harm. Period! Ignoring that or sticking our heads in the sand will not change Islamist animosity toward the West. I don’t know what the solution, if there is one, might be, but it is never wise to ignore an armed foe.