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  • The Awful Truth: The World is at War

    09/08/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    American Thinker and other commentary sites have been covering the Jihad War in great detail. But a coherent overview only came together for me after visiting the Long War Journal’s Threat Matrix, sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. The Threat Matrix helps us to see worldwide jihadist violence. In just the last two weeks we see jihadist warfare in: Nigeria (Boko Haram) Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Assad and Hezb’ollah) Gaza (Hamas) Sinai Desert (Ansar Jerusalem against Egypt) Afghanistan (Taliban) India (Al Qaida) Pakistan (Waziristan terrorists) Iraq (Iranian-sponsored terrorist group, “League of the Righteous”) Libya (Libya Dawn Coalition...
  • Obama's Inexplicable Love for the Dark Side

    08/02/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 2, 2014 | James Lewis
    Even the American left is finally realizing that this is the strangest administration in living memory. Obama simply has no real precedents, which is why he seems so utterly foreign. American presidents tend to be pragmatists, but Obama is locked into a simpleminded ideology of Good vs. Evil. Obama is Good, and anybody who disagrees with him is Evil. Much of this oddity stems from the president’s personality, which many people have described as a mix of major narcissism, borderline personality disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Personality disordered people can be very functional in their jobs. But they are very...
  • Dangerous Times: Are Obama's Syrian Stumbles Good for America?

    09/07/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 9/7/2013 | James Lewis
    Obama is the second fervently anti-American president we have seen. That was hard to accept for a long time, but after the overthrow of our longtime ally Mubarak in Egypt, after Obama's active support for the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood, after the Benghazi arms-smuggling operation to Al Qaida-allied rebels in Syria, and now, after Obama's selective outrage against Syrian poison gas attacks in a civil war where 130,000 Syrians have died -- after all those facts I don't think Obama is running a pro-American policy any more. After all, Obama is running the "apologize for white folks" administration. It's the "American...
  • Dangerous Times: America will Survive Obama

    03/30/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 30, 2013 | James Lewis
    Domestically, Obama is trying to create a Eurosocialist centralized economy. But in the liberal paradise of Europe the socialist model is failing right in front of our eyes today. Millions of people in Italy and Greece have had their incomes slashed in half and their taxes increased. The Euro is failing in all the weaker economies of Europe. The standard demagogic propaganda of Eurosocialism -- calling one's opponents racists and planetary poisoners -- is failing. Everywhere the Arab Spring has sprung, Islamist tyranny has replaced relative freedom -- for women most of all. Turkey used to be a modern country...
  • The Worst News from Benghazi

    11/05/2012 12:26:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack. Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater. Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack. AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were...
  • Obama and Religious War - Obama is Malcolm X brought to life - a leftist reactionary

    09/21/2012 1:23:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2012 | James Lewis
    .....The whole liberal complaint about religion is two centuries out of date -- except in the case of radical warlike Islam, where it is all too timely. The liberal answer to Mohammed is Marx,one reactionary extremist from the Arabian desert of thirteen centuries ago against another one from the Prussian Empire of 1848. Mohammed and Marx both agitated for world-conquering imperialism,and dumbed-down libs think that the Marxist mass-murdering ideology is "progressive." Obama was raised in a militant anti-Western group of seething leftists. Those are the people he tells us he picked to be his friends and allies in college. Those...
  • Obama's Nakba (Catastrophe)

    04/30/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | James Lewis
    [Snip]...Obama has been working with Samantha Power and Code Pink to undermine Israel. In that process, at least 20,000 Arabs have died in what the media call the "Arab Spring." It has turned into an Arab Nightmare. Twenty thousand dead is a lowball estimate from Strategypage.com.
  • Does Israel Have to Defend the West?

    02/20/2012 7:47:30 AM PST · by WPaCon · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/20/2012 | James Lewis
    The grotesque foreign policy of the Obama administration has now achieved its pinnacle of battiness. After three and a half years of bowing low to Dark Ages tyrants and shafting our democratic friends, with Iranian nukes well on the way -- so close that even the CIA is willing to see the obvious -- the Deep Thinkers of Foggy Bottom are now worried sick that Israel might attack Iran. Let's see. Israel has 7 million people who yearn for peace, because their lives are reasonably good, other than having to live with blood-thirsty maniacs surrounding the country with an estimated...
  • On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism

    01/23/2012 6:10:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2012 | James Lewis
    Liberalism used to be a respectable position for intelligent, well-meaning, and informed people. That was a long time ago. No longer. Today the "liberal" faith requires an extraordinary act of ignorance, purposeful forgetting, and constant spinning. To be a faithful "liberal" today you have to forget the whole 20th century, and its 100 million victims of the radical left -- that is, victims of Obama's brand of leftism. You have to shut out of your mind the fact that Obama hails from today's Chicago Machine, the most storied and undemocratic political machine since Boss Tweed. You have to ignore the...
  • The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

    11/27/2011 4:29:22 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-11 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician. That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod. The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver. Stage magicians work a lot by distraction. A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking. If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and...
  • NYT Finally Reports Eurosocialist Autocracy

    08/25/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2011 | James Lewis
    It's gotten so obvious that even the New York Times has taken notice. Europe is no longer governed by old-fashioned electoral democracies. That fact is even acknowledged by the European Union, which admits that, yes, Europe does have a "democracy deficit." Czech President Vaclav Klaus has seriously compared the EU to the Soviet Union. The cynics now call it the EuroSoviet Union.
  • The left sees history's fist coming. Again.

    12/13/2010 12:56:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 118 replies · 5+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2010 | James Lewis
    Want to know why the Democrats in Congress are mumbling "f*** the president"?  Want to know why the Cancun mobsters are demanding world power for yesterday's climate fascism? This is Dunkirk, folks.  It's the Battles of Midway and Gettysburg rolled into one.  This is the watershed moment in history. This is where the Evil Empire gets its comeuppance. The next few years may be the most historic ones in our lives. The left is at the very peak of its power since the Evil Empire fell in 1991, with Obama occupying the White House today, surrounded by his commissars.  The...
  • Is Obama Making His Next Career Move?

    06/29/2011 12:21:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2011 | James Lewis
    Obama always seems to crave more ego gratification. There is no limit to his thirst for personal power and glory. The slogan "The Audacity of Hope" is taken straight from Napoleon's creed, "L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!" Always act audaciously on the battlefield, because your opponents will never predict your dangerous moves. Your enemies will be shocked and overwhelmed by the risks you take. That's how Napoleon managed to kill tens of millions of Europeans in his attempt to conquer the world after 1800. George Patton used the audacity strategy to beat Nazi armored divisions in World War II. Hitler used...
  • Will Obama Sink the Democrats?

    05/31/2011 12:02:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2011 | James Lewis
    The media are playing "divide and conquer" games against Republicans now, a strategy that worked in 2008 by leaving us with John McCain as the only candidate. This time they are swinging between viciously attacking Sarah Palin and her family, and hyping real or imaginary divisions between Republicans -- never among the Democrats, who present the image of a united front with Stalinesque unity. But you can bet there's a lot of vicious in-fighting among Obama, the Clintons, and all the rest, because Obama may be destroying the Democratic Party as we know it. Already the media are spreading the...
  • The Lazy Left Settles

    04/05/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 05, 2011 | James Lewis
    I have two liberal friends who love Amerindian peoples enough to go to sweat lodge retreats and medicine rituals. They passionately argue on behalf of Native Americans, and are dead set against Western culture. Naturally they are liberals --- and no, they aren't willing to give their homes back to the nearest Native American tribe to make up for our past sins. My friends are "settlers" who live in denial of their own family history. Their self-righteous cant on behalf of Siberian settlers in America -- also known as "Native" Americans -- is strictly limited to loud talk. It's slightly...
  • The Red Diaper Baby's Tantrums

    12/15/2009 8:52:26 AM PST · by jazminerose · 5 replies · 487+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 12/15/2009 | Joy Tiz
    “The French called Hitler a “revanchiste” — a Kaiser soldier of World War I who was aching to avenge that defeat. Hitler made no secret of his desire for revenge. He made it a Nazi slogan. Well, you can have ideological revanchisme as well — for instance, a Marxist determination to take revenge for America’s victory against world Communism in the Cold War.” There is nothing in Obama’s background to suggest he is anything but a socialist in the Marxist tradition. His father was a socialist economist, his mother unabashedly sympathetic to socialist causes. His parents met in a Russian...
  • The Naif-in-Chief

    09/24/2009 1:04:26 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 13 replies · 540+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/24/09 | Purple Mountains
    Yesterday President Obama told the world that America, up until he took office 9 months ago, has been the scourge of the world. Having watched my wonderful country over and over come to the aid of any country experiencing catastrophes like AID's epidemics, earthquakes and tsunamis, and having lived through the number of times we have expended blood and treasure rescuing countries from aggression, I have no words to express my disgust with this narcissistic and ignorant America-hater. A noted psychiatrist wrote a book once whose subject was that liberalism is a form of mental illness. After watching Obama's speech...
  • Nancy's Nazis

    08/07/2009 10:41:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,920+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 08, 2009 | James Lewis
    Nancy Pelosi has a very florid imagination. In her mind's eye she is seeing people "carrying swastikas" at Town Hall meetings to protest Obama's Central Plan for American medicine. Which makes me wonder why all the swastika-carrying nutsies -- or Nazis? or just nasties? --  in Ms. Pelosi's imagination are not in favor of Obama's plan to control US medicine. It's a control freak's dream, after all, and the Nazis were totalitarian control freaks. Can we get serious? One of the painful things today is the massive failure of history teaching in the schools and colleges, so that kids confuse...
  • The Great Liberal Pandemonium Machine

    04/30/2009 2:52:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 385+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2009 | James Lewis
    The Mexican swine flu pandemic? Oh, that's soooo yesterday. Global Warming? All those confident "scientific" predictions are falling apart around the world, even as greedy politicians still try to squeeze the last little drops of power and money out of them. Human flesh-eating bacteria? SARS? Ozone holes? Mad Cow? The Curse of the Killer Tomatoes? Water torture? CO2? Bee Colony Collapse? It never ends. As long as scare stories sell, as long as millions of indoctrinated suckers fall for them they will never end. They've got you on a rat-running wheel, running scared every day, like rats scrambling to get...
  • Obama, Alinsky, and Scapegoats

    04/24/2009 6:08:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies · 4,217+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2009 | James Lewis
    'Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It  and Polarize It.'   - Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.  That's what Barack Obama taught his ACORN followers in all his Community Agitator classes in Chicago. That slogan defines mob scapegoating, of course. It is an exact prescription for whipping up mobs -- by race, by gender, by ethnicity, by religion. If you want to know how to whip a mob of Pakistani Taliban fascisti to whip a young girl for flirting with a young man in public, this is exactly what you do: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personality It, and Polarize It....
  • Let us thank the Somali pirates

    04/10/2009 10:52:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies · 2,678+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2009 | James Lewis
    Flashback: It's 1979, and President Jimmy Carter is facing a hostage crisis, with American diplomats being kidnapped by Islamist "students" in Tehran. Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew our Cold War ally, the Shah of Iran, with the tacit of the Carter Administration, because it thought of the murderous Ayatollah as "some kind of saint," in the words of former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young. Jimmy and Zbig have been trying to explain their disastrous ignorance ever since; and because they are mentally stuck in appeasement thinking, they have infected the Obamanites with the same plague bacilli. Flashforward to 2008, and an American merchant...
  • Those Arrogant Americans (Obama smackdown, it's gonna leave marks Barry)

    04/06/2009 5:35:59 AM PDT · by milwguy · 36 replies · 2,324+ views
    rcp ^ | 4/6/09 | James Lewis
    Does anybody else think this guy is shockingly ignorant? I wonder if he has every really talked to a concentration camp survivor, or a Cuban refugee, or a boat person from Vietnam? Or a Soviet dissident. Or a survivor or Mao's purges. Not to mention families with fallen American soldiers in the graveyards. Yes, he's going to Normandie, but will he apologize for our arrogance there, too? Does he really understand anything beyond the PC history of the world? Or will he just lie in his photo op at the American Cemetery at Normandie? Ahhh, those arrogant Americans. First they...
  • Those arrogant Americans

    04/06/2009 2:27:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 999+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2009 | James Lewis
    We have a rock star president who for the first time in American history fired the President of a private corporation, General Motors, then immediately flew to Europe with an entourage of 500 courtiers and a worshipful media, bowed waist-deep to the King of Saudi Arabia, and proceeded to accuse his own country of arrogance. In Paris, of all places. Does anybody else think this guy is shockingly ignorant? I wonder if he has every really talked to a concentration camp survivor, or a Cuban refugee, or a boat person from Vietnam? Or a Soviet dissident. Or a survivor or...
  • Whom the Gods Would Destroy

    03/30/2009 10:32:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 628+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2009 | James Lewis
    ... they first make mad," said the Greeks. And they certainly knew what they were talking about, since what we call the Golden Age of Greece meant one savage war after another between the city-states, all of them riddled with plots, treason, sabotage and class war, along with unbridled hedonism, rebellion, tyranny, oppression, everyday slavery and finally miserable defeat in war. Plato, Socrates and Aristotle yearned for a life of reason, because they saw so little of it in their own world. They became the intellectual founders of modern civilization, which also shows us a constant struggle between madness and...
  • How crypto-Marxism won the Cold War

    05/23/2008 11:26:23 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 22 replies · 128+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2008 | James Lewis
    Today, for the first time in American history we have two --- count 'em, two --- hard-core Leftists running for the Democrat Party nomination. The Left hasn't had this kind of chance for power since Truman defeated Henry Wallace in 1948. Hillary and Obama are Marx twins who only differ in race and gender. All the media tell us is how great it is to have a woman and a black man running for president. What those two really believe, where they learned their quasi-religion, where they derive their support, who else they want to raise to power, and what...
  • Liberals Say The Stupidest Things (Have Fun Listening To Your Lib Friends Alert)

    09/05/2007 11:46:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 2,072+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2007 | James Lewis
    Here's a fun exercise for conservatives: Spend some time just listening to your liberal friends. Don't bother to say anything at all. You'll be amazed. I've certainly been wowed every time I've tried it. Libs believe the darndest things. They're not as cute as the things kids come out with, but having millions of adults who are stuck in false beliefs puts our society at a lot greater risk. Among the pearls of political wisdom I picked up from ordinary, friendly, prosperous and apparently intelligent lib friends were the following: 1. Christians. Believing Christians are scary folks, sort of proto-fascists,...
  • The Hidden Premise of European Anti-Americanism

    03/12/2007 6:24:40 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 11 replies · 689+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12 mar 07 | James Lewis
    If "one's man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," then all wars are the same, liberation equals conquest, tyranny equals democracy, aggression equals defense, and Churchill equals Hitler. That seems to be the hidden premise of European, and especially Franco-German cant against the American-British overthrow of Saddam. Because the truth is of course that George W. Bush's decision to overthrow Saddam for fear that he was armed with WMDs, is a lineal descendant of FDR's decision to come to the aid of Britain against Nazi Germany, Harry S. Truman's decision to fight in Korea, and Woodrow Wilson's decision to aid...
  • The Noble Savage is French Toast

    01/30/2007 6:35:52 AM PST · by Tolik · 80 replies · 3,443+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2007 | James Lewis
    Nicholas Wade is a science writer for the New York Times, who used to be as Politically Correct as anyone in that mob on 42nd Street. No longer. Wade has discovered the new anthropology, now informed by a radically improved understanding of the human genome. The new evidence is clearly explained in his recent book, Before the Dawn: Recovering the lost history of our ancestors. It looks at the deep human past --- tens to hundreds of thousands of years --- combining written records, archeology, anthropology and the human genome. The result is spectacular. If this book is any...
  • I Really Detest Leftist Philosophy

    08/10/2006 7:07:22 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 132+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/10/06 | Purple Mountains
    What is happening right now in Mexico is a perfect example of the little-kid tantrum those on the left throw when they don’t get their way – when they lose. Leftists in Mexico have shut down the government because they lost an election they thought they should have won. They are so good, they are so smart, they are so sure they have all the answers, it’s not possible that the electorate would look at their past failures and present actions and decide to vote against them. This is behind the “selected not elected” nonsense that has led to a...
  • Why Mahmoud may be madder than Mao (what kind of threat is Ahmadinejad?)

    05/23/2006 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 6 replies · 557+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/23/2006 | James Lewis
    It is very scary to think about the unthinkable. Liberals are therefore all over the media trying to rationalize the nuclear threat coming from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his merry Mullahs.  Paul Starobin just had such an article in the National Journal called “Experts Consider Ability to Deter Iran.”  According to Starobin, Iranian nukes are much ado about nothing. He begins: “In the summer of 1963, a secret report handed to John F. Kennedy’s White House generated colossal anxiety. The ‘Special National Intelligence Estimate,’ prepared by the CIA, found that Communist China was close to obtaining nuclear weapons. Yikes! The very...