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Greenfield: An Ocean of Failure
Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An Ocean of Failure

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

"This was the moment," Barack Obama had told the cheering audience in St. Paul, Minnesota. "When we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war."

St. Paul has an Ocean Street. It has an Ocean Spa and Salon. It even has an Oceanaire Seafood Room.

It does not however have an ocean. But with ObamaCare an unpopular subsidized failure, the few new jobs around being confined to a local McDonald's and Al Qaeda taking over Iraq; Obama has nothing left to do but to go back to his old promise of defeating the rise of the ocean.

With Al Qaeda pressing in on Baghdad, Obama ruled out air strikes. He did however order the Department of Defense to assign a senior official to the vital task of fighting mislabeled seafood.

While the Iraqi government was begging for air support, Obama instead issued an order in the name of the authority vested in him “by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” to “ensure that seafood sold in the United States is legally and sustainably caught.” The United States Constitution does not have much to say about sustainable seafood. The Founders liked their flounder and they disliked kings and emperors telling them where to fish.

King George III responded to Patrick Henry’s cry of “Give me liberty or give me death” with the Fisheries Bill which banned the fishermen of New England from the North Atlantic. A letter sent to a sea captain denounced it as, “A Bill so replete with inhumanity and cruelty… an everlasting stain on the annals of our pious Sovereign.”

But not even King George III would have contemplated creating a “national monument” consisting of 782,000 square miles of water. And despite being a monarch, he did not unilaterally issue a ban, rather parliament did. Even during the American Revolution, King George III was a more lawful and democratic monarch than Obama’s unilateral reign of royal executive orders.

Three percent of American tuna from the western and central Pacific comes from the waters of the latest national monument to Obama’s ideology. That means rising tuna prices which will hit working Americans, who already have trouble affording basic staples, even harder in the wallet.

The average price of albacore in 2008 was $1.14 per pound. In 2011 it hit $1.94 per pound. It was amazing how much of a difference three years had made. And not just in the price of tuna.

In 2008, Al Qaeda in Iraq was on the run and its leaders were being killed off one by one. Now that same organization is besieging Baghdad under a terrorist leader released by Barack Obama.

Obama has declared war on fishermen in the Pacific Ocean, but the Constitution, which Obama had been ignoring as thoroughly as Al Qaeda in Iraq, mentions providing for the “common defense”. And it isn’t talking about sending out the troops to save the tuna from the fishermen.

While ISIS Jihadists were tweeting photos of severed Iraqi heads, John Kerry was tweeting photos of himself with Leonardo DiCaprio. It was hard to decide which was more gruesome, the corpses or the sight of the country’s top diplomat fawning over an environmentalist movie star while the greatest terrorist crisis of his administration was reaching a critical point.

As the Iraqi government begged for air strikes against Al Qaeda, Kerry instead held a Twitter chat to discuss the real national security threat.

Rising oceans.

Water level rise had begun slowing anyway, for reasons having nothing to do with Obama. That may have been why Obama refused to acknowledge it.

Secretary of State John Kerry convened #OceanChat on Twitter to take questions about the great wavy threat of tidal terrorism. Most of the questions however came from people wondering why he was talking about the ocean and Leonardo DiCaprio instead of Al Qaeda.

“How is it you have time to chat with Iraq in flames?” one user asked him. “What happens to our ocean is int'l security issue,” Kerry replied.

Forget the terrorists and let’s fight the flounder.

"Any awareness of climate change in Iraq-Iran?" PBS' Bill Nye asked him. "There is awareness in the Middle East - a number of countries engaged in transition," Kerry replied.

The Middle East is certainly in transition, but not to Global Warming awareness. Al Qaeda is building its own state, but it doesn’t have a policy on Global Warming. It does however have one on murdering Americans.

The rising oceans have yet to swallow St. Paul, Minnesota, but they have swallowed the Obama agenda. Obama has given up on doing the little things, like jobs, health care and defeating Al Qaeda, three things he was taking credit for just last month, and has refocused on the truly grandiose, controlling the oceans.

King Xerses, known to most Americans as the bejeweled self-proclaimed deity of the movie 300, ordered the whipping of the sea when it wouldn’t obey him. But Obama wants to whip the ocean.
Mere mortals like Bush might fight Al Qaeda. Obama wants to take on an enemy that can be trusted not to fight back because it doesn’t even know that he’s there.

Battles are quantifiable things that have undeniable outcomes. You can instruct your press corps to claim victory when you are actually running away, as every ruler exercising unlimited power has, and as Obama did in Iraq and Afghanistan, but when the enemy takes the territory that you claimed was safe, it becomes harder for your media minions to claim that you actually won.

Unlike Al Qaeda, oceans don’t throw victory parades. They rise and fall as part of a rhythm that predates the kingdoms of man. They will persist in their rhythms uncaring and unheeding of the bureaucrats and regulators, the peddlers of Green Luddite science, the celebrities and politicians who claim to control their waters.

The ocean does all this without press releases. The Pacific will never mock Michelle Obama on Twitter the way that ISIS has and the Great Southern Ocean will never tweet photos of drowned Global Warming researchers who went to their deaths in its icy depths certain that the ice had melted. The mockery of the great deep is a more subtle and more enduring thing.

That is why it is politically safer to hit the beach than Al Qaeda. It’s easier to grandstand on saving the world from an imaginary catastrophe (at the bargain price of a few mere trillion) than to deal with a real threat.

After failing at jobs and health care, and abandoning the world to tyrants and terrorists, Obama has hitched up his pants to take on the ocean. And if the ocean doesn’t do what he tells it to, he can always send out the EPA’s crack SWAT team to have it whipped.

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1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell
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To: daisy mae for the usa; AdvisorB; wizardoz; free-in-nyc; Vendome; Georgia Girl 2; blaveda; ...

The drag queen in the White Hut needs something to control. How about the sun, the moon and the stars. He is, after all, a little tin god.

2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:02:59 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This The author is corrects a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Too bad there’s no little boy in the press who points and exclaims, “The Emperor has no clothes!” The ObamaCult in the mdm wants to stay fooled by this charlatan they believe in.

3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:08:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Louis Foxwell

(n) narco-state: an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels.

Samuel Hersch, famed author, did a good job of connecting the dots of Obama's illegal use of the US military to go to war in Lybia, Syria, and Pakistan.

The Red Line and the Rat Line.

Obama's Illegal Use of US Military A True Concern "The real Obama scandal: fighting illegal wars in Libya and Pakistan The AP, IRS and Benghazi controversies are political sideshows. Obama's use of illegal force abroad is true concern" The Guardian 2013.

There are many more dots that paint an even clearer picture of Obama's abuse of Federal Powers.

Egypt 2013:"The recent decision of the Obama Administration to unilaterally withhold military aid and support without consulting Congress sends the message the United States is on the side of terrorists, instead of with those who are fighting terrorism. Instead of condemning the Egyptian people and their aspirations of a new democratic and free Egypt, the United States should be supporting and learning from Egypt’s war on terror. Obama Unilaterally Pulls Support for Egypt as Morsi Fights Against Taliban Terrorists Breitbart 2013 Barack Obama has been playing a critical role in making sure that Egypt, one of our staunchest allies in the Middle East, is positioned to become the next member of the Union of Iranian Radical Islamist Republics headed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Every single word out of the president’s mouth, every single move he’s made has had the effect of stabbing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the back, of opening the door to Islamist radicals taking another step on their way to restoring an unholy caliphate in that region.

Barack Obama, George Soros and Zbigniew Brzezinski are behind the fall of Egypt and the coming Islamic Revolution"Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall made it possible for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over. For those of you who don’t know, Brzezinski is the same man who supervised the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979 under Jimmy Carter."

Who is Obama Supporting in the Middle East? Qatar, and Syrian Rebels who have pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, and Iran is eerily friendly. Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern Massacres of civilians are being exploited for narrow geopolitical competition to control Mideast oil, gas pipelines.

"Qatar wanted to build a pipeline through Syria, and Assad refused. Obama followed up that event with an attack on Syria by supplying "Syrian Rebels", who have pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, with an arsenal of weapons and funding.

Obama goes to Iran (!) for help with Iraq Washington Post 2014

The ridiculously wealthy UAE (Qatar) carries the same Islamic Revolutionary torch for ensuring an Islamic world under Sharia Law.

Pax Islamica Debuts in Dubai Breitbart 2014

“We have information about Al Qaeda operations in Latin America, although it has never been confirmed by the Qatar government. I don’t think they are there for terrorist attacks but because of business,” Qatar used as transit point by drug traffickers: Expert 2013

Obama released 5 high risk terrorists, in exchange for an American military deserter, to the care of Qatar, again without congressional approval. This is the same country that the US established for Taliban headquarters in 2011.

Seeds of Terror

How heroin is bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

2014 Report: Drug shipments off the coast of Africa have "significantly increased since 2009"

HMAS Melbourne seizes estimated $706 million in drugs from boat intercepted off coast of Africa 2014

Drug trafficking, kidnapping fund al Qaeda CNN 2011

Islamic Revolutionaries tied to drug and human trafficking. ThenTalibans Role in Afghanistans Mafia Newsweek 2013 "Afghanistan is responsible for about three-quarters of the world’s heroin production, with much of it being cultivated in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces in the south of the country. However, the US has concentrated most of its efforts in the east of Afghanistan, which has relatively little poppy production, as it is safer than working in the south."

2014 Report"Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Study makes grim reading, with opium poppy cultivation increasing by over a third, while the country now has about 1.3 million heroin users. This is a ten-fold increase compared to 2005, when around 130,000 people were using the drug."

State Department Reports Hezbollah Increasing Drug and Terrorism in South America 2013

Nisman's report said Iran's intelligence activities in Latin America are being conducted directly by Iranian officials or through a key surrogate, the Hezbollah Islamic militant group. "Criminal plans" by Iran could be under way in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, the report said. "They are more involved in the cocaine trade than ever before, and have greater access in the region due their allies in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and elsewhere," Farah said. " CNN 2013

‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court Papers"The evidence seems to indicate that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons, but that tax payers’ dollars in the form of informant payments, may have financed those engaging in such activities,” the pleading added.

December 29, 2011

Fast and Furious: "In June 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa’s initial report was published detailing the facts about the operation. Two months later, in August 2011, a Washington Times report based on insider information, revealed the primary motive of the gunrunning was to covertly arm a favored drug cartel not by the ATF, but by the CIA. " The Fast and Furious Red Herring 2014

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"The link between drugs and crime, including violent crime, would be hard to overstate in Chicago. Eighty-six percent of adult males arrested in Chicago last year tested positive for drug use. Chicago, with a population of 2.7 million, had 506 murders in 2012, the highest per capita among the four most populous U.S. cities."

Heroin Pushed Into Chicago by Cartels. Bloomberg 2013

Opiates are now the leading cause of accidental deaths, surpassing car crashes and alcohol.

"The horrific toll of America's heroin 'epidemic" America's Heroin Epidemic -BBC 2014

SEC Ignores Rampant Money Laundering

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs. As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored- Guardian 2011

DEA laundering money, "Agency officials declined to publicly discuss details of their work, citing concerns about compromising their investigations."

< a href=""> US Agents Launder Money for the Drug Cartels -NY Times 2011

JP Morgan openly launders money in cities such as Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez turned that nation into one of the biggest drug distributors of the world. The people have no toilet paper, but they have plenty of cocaine. JP Morgan Laundering Money in Caracas -Daily Caller 2013

"One thing the American government has not done is to prosecute the largest banks in the world for supporting the drug cartels by washing billions of dollars of their blood stained money. As Narco sphere journalist Bill Conroy has observed banks are ”where the money is” in the global drug war. HSBC, Western Union, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase&Co, Citigroup, Wachovia amongst many others have allegedly failed to comply with American anti-money laundering (AML) laws." Money Laundering and The Drug Trade: The Role of the Banks 2013 HSBC Helped Terrorists, Iran, Mexican Drug Cartels Launder Money, Senate Report Says Forbes 2012 There is no War on Drugs.

Drug Legalization was paid for by the Cartel favorite Money Launderer, not citizen activism.

Drug legalization was never about personal liberties. It was about acceptance of drugs. Drugs provided by the cartels, and ease of laundering money by banks.

Feds seek prison for Washington pot growers -Yahoo News 2014

The Drug Legalization campaign is social engineering at it’s finest. Those who laundered money for the cartels, have been pushing drug legalization, including heroin since the 90’s.

The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power-2004

$Billions in influence cartel influence peddling, and lobbying, is what has led people to believe that the war on drugs was useless. If you dont believe these ruthless sociopaths are going after your children, think again.

George Soros creates Methadone Drug Superhero Comic Book for Kids.The Blaze 2011.

This level of trafficking would not happen without government complicity. Heroin isn't grown here, and it is cheaper and easier for kids to get than beer.

4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:14:44 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Please add me to the Sultan Knish list.

5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:40:28 AM PDT by matchgirl (An Ambassador is dead and Al Qaeda is alive.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
"Any awareness of climate change in Iraq-Iran?" PBS' Bill Nye asked him.

Knowing what butt kissers PBS staffs are... my question is, "Was Bill Nye being intellectually honest in his cynicism or was he trying to be 'kiss butt' helpful with a softball question?

6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Louis Foxwell
The mockery of the great deep is a more subtle and more enduring thing.

"I hear universal laughter ringing out among the stars."

7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: matchgirl

Happy to include you. Welcome.

8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:57:39 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This The author is corrects a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: All

It is one thing to be a fool. It is quite another to be an enemy of the republic.

9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This The author is corrects a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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