Diplomats Lack Common Sense

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Have scientists found the area of the brain that generates common sense? I’m guessing they must have not only located it, but discovered a means of extracting it.

It also appears that every Western diplomat, as well as the entire Obama White House, has had the “common sense” extraction procedure.

Through the years, diplomats have demonstrated a complete lack of common sense – possibly the most famous being the Neville Chamberlain “Peace in Our Time” declaration.

There’s Madeleine Albright’s stupidity in dealing with North Korea, and Hillary Clinton’s Russian “Reset” debacle. And now the latest is the repeated Israel/Hamas cease-fire.

Anyone with any common sense must know that one cannot negotiate a peace with terrorists, who by their own admission wish to exterminate their enemies. read more

The Enemy of My Enemy Ain’t My Friend

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Just a few months ago, in May or June, Iran publicly asked the United States for help regarding ISIS. When I first heard this, I couldn’t believe it. Our mortal enemy Iran, asking for our help.

John Xenakis at Breitbart reported at the time that Professor Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics said, “One of the most important developments to come out of this particular crisis is the convergence of interests of the United States and Iran. Both powers have vested interests in stopping the ISIS surge. Iraqi is the most pivotal ally of Iran. And the United States fears that ISIS could really present a threat not only to Iraq’s integrity, but for regional stabilities.”

Oh Yea! We now have something in common with the extremist regime in Iran – the same Iran that wishes to destroy the West. My, what a strange bedfellow.

But wait, it gets better. Former British “Head of the Army”, General Lord Richard Dannett said that his country should form an alliance with not only Iran but also Assad’s Syria. read more

ISIS More Trustworthy Than Obama

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So what do we know about the new Islamic Caliphate? Well, to start they are the most unconscionable vicious group we’ve ever seen. Worse than Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban. Worse than Al Qaeda, worse than even MS 13 or the Mexican drug cartels.

We know that they have territory within the new Caliphate that is now the size of Belgium, and growing. We also know they have more money than any terrorist gang that preceded them – I daresay, as much or more than some legitimate governments.

We know they’re better armed than some nations and have more fanatical “troops” than any other radical Islamic organization, by a stretch.

We know they acquired uranium (yes uranium) for use to make a dirty bomb and if we don’t think they’ll use it, we are fools.

Now the Obama administration – what do we know about them? That’s easy. We know that from “The One” on down, every decision he/they make his political. Not for the good of the country, but to achieve or maintain the political “upperhand”. read more

Bringing up Baby … Jihadists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We’ve all heard the saying: “There are no bad children – only bad parents”. I would add bad teachers and other role models such as religious leaders, coaches, sports figures and Hollywood dopes who can also adversely influence children.

For example; seeing a kid who constantly uses foul language, has a quick temper or bullies others – one usually only has to look to the parents or other “role models” to find they’ve “learned” the behavior.

This is what I thought of as I saw a disturbing image last week. It was a tweet of a child, no more than five or six years old, holding a doll up by the hair. The doll was dressed in an orange jumpsuit and the little boy was dressed in a black balaclava with a black ski mask covering his face. He was holding up the doll in his right hand and in his small left hand was a large knife. Behind him was the black flag of the Islamic State. read more

SEAL Mom Has a Message for Obama

After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I’ve been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace.

My offering was my only son—Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.

 Many times over the past three years, I’ve been asked what drove my son to choose his particular career. What made him want to be a Navy SEAL? My answer is simple.

 Aaron Vaughn was a man who possessed the courage to acknowledge evil. And evil, once truly acknowledged, demands response. Perhaps this is why so few are willing to look it in the eye. It is much simpler—much safer—to look the other way. read more

ISIS Must Be Exterminated

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So much for the Islamic creed of dealing with a conquered people. It used to be that the conquered had three choices – convert to Islam, pay a hefty tribute and live as a second-class citizen, or die.

Now it seems, at least for the Islamic State, the second option is off the table, which leaves two bad choices – convert or die. Not much of a choice, because conversion means not only Islam as your chosen faith, but radicalized Islam and Sharia law.

But that’s the fate of the Yazidis. When their villages were overrun by ISIS barbarians, those who couldn’t or didn’t escape have been forced to surrender to the Caliphate and presented with the choice of convert or die.

The Islamic State released a video showing hundreds of Yazidi men taking part in a forced “conversion” ceremony.

MailOnline reports that one of the ISIS fighters said: “What has been said is the opposite of reality”, meaning the Yazidis weren’t forced to convert and they haven’t been abused. He (the fighter) claims that, “Men, women and children had converted and I was with them and they are happy with their conversions. We advise the Yazidis to come down from the mountain and convert.”

Yes, I’m sure the Yazidi men are saying to one another, “Wow – this is great. Why didn’t we do this long ago? Wait… where did all our women go? Oh that’s right – they were all taken to serve as concubines for our new benevolent rulers. We’re cool with that.” read more