By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2008 at 11:18 am
The stream of spiteful innuendo directed Sarah Palin’s way reaches a new nadir today with the suggestion that her attacks on Barack Obama’s patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed during the final weeks of the campaign.
“The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of “palling around with terrorists”, citing his association with the sixties radical(Try terrorist, bit more accurate) William Ayers. The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling “terrorist” and “kill him” until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric. But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further. The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin’s attacks. Michelle Obama, the future First Lady, was so upset that she turned to her friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett and said: “Why would they try to make people hate us?”
Now then, let’s sort out this tripe, shall we?
First these “revelations” come from Newsweek. This magazine has distinguished itself throughout the US campaign as being foremost in backing Obama so this is no neutral piece of reporting, this is pure unhinged bias in action. The better question to ask is WHY, even aftet the election, Newsweek is keen to blacken Palin? I think I know why – along with many fellow travellers on the left they fear what Palin represents and what she could do in the years ahead – and so they hope to so damage her now so that this becomes unlikely in the future.
Second, note the recurrent reference to “irate McCain aides” who are leaking to the press. These losers have spent the post-election period damning Palin, releasing anonymous attributions all lapped up greedily by the pro-Obama press. I figure most ordinary republicans know that without Palin. McCain’s lousy campaign would have been even worse. It was Sarah that got the crowds, that energised the base and it seems the inner McCainiacs hate her for that.
Finally, the “death threats” against Obama have NO LINK whatsoever to Sarah Palin. This is idle media indulgence dressed up as shock-horror story and then regurgitated by the likes of the useless Sunday Telegraph (firmly in the Obama stable)
Here’s a suggestion to the media. The more you attack Sarah Palin, the more attractive she becomes as the standard bearer for the republican cause. So what next – Palin to blame for global warming? Palin causes cancer? Bring it on…
By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2008 at 11:06 am
Hamas, that gang of barbaric Palestinian cut-throats, are reaching out to Obama.
“It is reported that Hamas Leader Khaled Meshal is ready to talk with American President-elect Barack Obama, the leader of the Palestinian group said today. He congratulated Mr Obama and hailed his election as “a big change” both politically and psychologically. He insisted that the US had “no option” but to end its boycott of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, if it wanted to make progress on peace in the Middle East.
However during his election campaign, Mr Obama made clear he was ready to talk to America’s enemies, such as Iran, but drew the line at Hamas, which is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Criticising former President Jimmy Carter’s contacts with Hamas in April, Mr Obama said: “We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent on Israel’s destruction. “We should only sit down with Hamas if they renounce terrorism, recognise Israel’s right to exist and abide by past agreements.”
Since Hamas are committed to the utter destruction of Israel it makes me wonder how The One can respond to this invitation to talk without being seen to contradict his own words. Then again, maybe that is not such a big problem? Mr Nuance will find a way to betray Israel, watch and learn.
By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2008 at 10:06 am
Let’s be clear. We are at war.
Some seek to deny it – particularly those in political power here in the UK, but the truth remains fixed. Islam has thousands of 5th columnists in the UK and they seek to carry out acts of mass murder with Birmingham, London and the south-east of the country being most at risk.
The Sunday Telegraph provides us with some more details of the SCALE of the problem that confronts our nation and the one irreducable fact is that secret enclaves of al-Qaeda extremists based in London, Birmingham and Luton are planning mass-casualty attacks in Britain. One day, perhaps sooner rathet than later, they will succeed. The valiant efforts of our security services largely go un-noticed, taken for granted. The Government is still seeking to win “hearts and minds” of these demented Islamic killers – pure folly.
I fear for the lives of my fellow Britons. I have lived through decades of terrorism here in Northern Ireland and yet I was sickened by the events that took place on 7/7 in London. There are evil people living in the UK who want to replicate those horrors and I fear that we lack the political leadership to confront them and put them behind bars or under the dirt.
There is no room for complacency in the war on terror and yet as Obama prepares to retreat in Iraq the question can be posed whether Osama disciples are preparing to advance in Britain?
By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2008 at 9:51 am
I have a lot of time for Peter Hitchens, a fellow contrarian, and although I do not agree with some of his views (on the Iraq war, for instance) I do rather endorse quite a lot of his sentiment and so I offer you HIS thoughts on the outcome of the US election…
“Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.
I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.”
Read the rest here…
I think Peter makes a lot of sense on this one and I concur with his view.
The answer to his question, however, “where is our best hope?” lies not on this Earth, but in the Heavens and the same God who made us, and who blessed America, is still in control and still offers us hope. On this special Sunday, I choose to use my pulpit here to remind you all of that.
By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2008 at 9:37 am
As decent men and women of all faiths come together to remember those who gave their lives in defence of our freedoms, many standing around cenotaphs this morning, I recall this post from last year. I update a few of the words..
“It is now twenty one years since the IRA, those noble and valiant defenders of Irish nationalism aka terrorist filth, detonated a bomb as the people of Enniskillen stood at the cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. 11 people were killed, 63 were injured, and the world was shocked. I remember the news coming in – like many others I had been out to church and so it was when we got back that the horrible news came in. The indiscriminate murder toll included 20 year old nurse Marie Wilson and 72 year old Alberta Quinton, mother of ATW contributor Aileen Quinton.
All I can add is to say to Aileen and all the others that lost loved ones that day that God takes care of everything and I hope you have found a lasting peace. You’re in my prayers today and I hope other ATW readers will join with me in remembering you. What happened on this Sunday all those years ago was inexcusable, it was inhuman and someday the guilty will pay. Maybe not in this world, because of our obscene appeasement culture. But in the end love prevails and today, as we stand with heads bowed, you are all in our thoughts. God bless you.”
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2008 at 6:27 pm
This was a great image taken by an ATW reader at a parade that took place in Belfast last week.(That’s Belfast –a British city btw for the demographically challenged) It shows those many men and women who served their country being given a heroes welcome! I was away last week as you know but am pleased that so many turned up and gave them such a welcome, regardless of their religious affiliation or otherwise, such a welcome. Tomorrow we remember the fallen – without their sacrifice we would not the liberty to even be here to comment.
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2008 at 2:37 pm
It’s been coming.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq have reacted to the US presidential election by issuing a statement on Friday directed at President-elect Barack Obama and his incoming administration. Compared to previous statements issued by the group this one is relatively mild, imploring America to return to what it calls “impartiality” and even offering not to disrupt Western oil supplies if its conditions are met. “We promise that we will not stop the trading of oil or other commodities with you, provided that justice is achieved,” the audio message said.”
These are the Jihadi scum that murder our military men and women in Iraq. These are the Jihadi scum that delighted at the thousands of deaths on 9/11. There can and should be no impartiality with them. There was no impartiality when the planes hit the twin towers. We either defeat them or they will defeat us. In Iraq, our military has worked hard to bring them to their knees.
Obama has promised to bring our troops home from Iraq. Who wins?
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2008 at 2:32 pm
I found this to be an interesting story. Teacher 1: Watches Porn during School Time. Teacher 2: Looks at BNP Web Site. Who Gets sacked? Read the rest here. I carry no flame for the BNP but see this as gross hypocrisy on behalf of the educational establishment. Don’t you?