Death Of A Nation; chapter three

Posted: 05/06/2009 in Uncategorized
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So, now we have to deal with the audacity of our Prez. Going over to Saudi Arabia and apologizing to them for our beliefs, and the way we have treated the Moslem world;

Using New Language, President Shows Understanding for Both Sides in Middle East There was no mention of “terrorists” or “terrorism,” just “violent extremists.” There was the suggestion that Israeli settlements are illegitimate and the assertion that the Palestinians “have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.” There were frequent references to the “Holy Koran” and echoes of Muslim…

Obama Calls for Fresh Start With Muslims  CAIRO, June 4 — President Obama delivered a direct appeal to the Islamic world Thursday for a “new beginning” with the United States, acknowledging historical mistakes made over centuries in the name of culture and religion that he said are now overshadowed by shared interests…

Muslims Seem Won Over by President; U.S. Adversaries Unmoved  CAIRO, June 4 — President Obama’s choice of Egypt as the site of his address to the Muslim world endeared him to Egyptians, who are always proud to host a foreigner and show off their history…

Addressing Muslims, Obama Pushes Mideast Peace  In a speech in Cairo, President Obama pledged to pursue a two-state solution to Middle East peace “that is in Israel’s interest, Palestine’s interest.”…

Obama calls for end to discord with Muslim world
‘America and Islam are not exclusive,’ the president declares in a speech in Cairo. Muslims around the world welcome the overture — though some of them skeptically…

Do Obama’s words reveal his Middle East sympathies?
A close examination of the speech underscores how Obama, four months into his presidency, is still introducing himself — and what he stands for — to Americans and the world….

Excerpts from President Obama’s speech
We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world — tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam….

Muslims not sure President Obama’s speech means real change
President Obama’s speech in Cairo is eloquent, the rhetoric soaring, but many in the audience are left wondering whether the charismatic president can back it with new policies and actions…

The Purple Prose of Cairo
Do the Muslims in Egypt (a country that imprisons people for sodomy), who listened with rapt and admiring attention as Barack Obama confidently discoursed on the meaning of their “tolerant” …

President urges ‘new beginning’ with U.S. over extremism, search for peace CAIRO — Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims” Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East.

For Obama, Egypt speech is a dialogue in a minefield WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday at Cairo University was one of the riskiest political moments of the American leader’s young presidency, a challenge he dealt with by frankly addressing the emotional and historical baggage that has contributed to religious fanaticism and political division. “There is so much fear, so much mistrust,” Obama told his Egyptian audience — and a television audience across the Muslim world. “But if we choose to be bound by the past, we will never move forward.”…

Speech concerns some Israel backers
Obama’s firm statement on settlements have become a key concern for many American supporters of Israel….

America’s Nightmare: The Obama Dystopia
Manipulation, propaganda, imagery & PR wizardry. Obama is now mulling over the idea of indefinite detention without trial for U.S. citizens…

Can Obama Work His Magic on Arabs? Among many major misconceptions pertaining to Arabs and Muslims is the common belief that they are a weak-willed, irrelevant collective, easily influenced and effortlessly manipulated. This mistaken assumption underscores the very ailment that has afflicted United States foreign policy in the Middle East for generations. As media pundits and commentators began their drum-rolling in anticipation of US President Barack Obama’s speech in Egypt on Thursday, very few paid attention to the fact that Arabs and Muslims are not so naive as to be wooed by mere rhetoric…

Full Text: President Barack Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress.

Well, that’s a lot of reading. But read it you should, and beyond these words as well. The end is near my friends, very near.

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