©2012 Susan Stamper Brown
As truth’s brilliant light breaks through the fogginess of mistruth as to the reason behind the violent anti-American sentiment currently burning its way across the globe, one thing is for sure: An internet YouTube video is not the culprit, and those who say it is are either seriously misinformed, trying to deflect blame, delusional, lying – or a little of each. Read the rest of this entry »
The great escape artist, Harry Houdini, was once invited to the British Isles to see if a newly built prison was escape-proof. Once inside his cell, Houdini carefully listened to the metal-to-metal clanking sounds of a prison guard inserting and then withdrawing a key from his cell’s lock. After the jailer left, Houdini pulled out his tools and confidently began working the lock; attempting to defeat it. As time passed, Houdini’s confidence waned to the point that the once unflappable escape artist eventually acknowledged defeat. Exhausted, Houdini leaned against the door which gave way under his weight to discover the only place the cell door was locked was within his own mind. Read the rest of this entry »
After Egyptian President Mubarak stepped down today, an exuberant young Egyptian protestor told a Fox News Reporter that he and the protestors want the same freedom Iraq has.
Iraq would not have freedom today if George W. Bush had thrown in the towel when the chips were down before the surge - the surge that Barack Obama opposed. Iraq was the war Obama continuously flip flopped on and described as a “dumb war” when he gave a speech at an anti-Iraq war rally in Chicago on October 26, 2002.
On May 25, 2004 George W. Bush said, “I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.”
Now Egypt must write its own history, but if a similar Iraqi democracy prevails, the world can thank George W. Bush.
Mubarak isn’t going away ….. yet. He said he has “transferred power” to his Veep. The crowds are unhinged…
No one knows where this will end or if Mubarak will eventually leave – but it seems Mubarak made one thing very clear: NO MORE OBAMA. During his highly anticipated evening speech, Mubarak said, “I will never listen to foreign interventions or dictations.”
And we thought Obama was going to heal all wounds and rebuild all bridges to the Muslim world….
It’s looking more and more like Obama is dealing with issues way ”above his pay grade.”
Watching events unfold in Egypt, it’s easy to question what happened to this once seemingly pro-American oasis amidst a sea of Islamic fundamentalism. Just two years ago, a well-intentioned but inexperienced new president broadcast a speech from Cairo to the world – a speech that was translated into 13 languages, orchestrated by a live White House site webcast, a State Department website, and regular updates on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. President Barack Obama called “for a new beginning between the United States and Muslims.” After his speech, Obama was quoted saying, “One speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East.” Read the rest of this entry »