What is Barack Obama’s Middle East Policy?

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 16, 2014, 7:57 AM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by J. Hoft

Iraq
Sunni Muslims march in Iraq.

Iraq is falling to ISIS but so far Obama has denied the current Iraqi government any support. Why would Obama not act to support an ally – especially after the blood sacrifice of so many Americans ? Obama is not gun shy, as his go it alone policy with Libya demonstrated. He was more than willing to fight alongside Al Qaeda in the war in Syria. What exactly is his policy?

As first reported by the GWP in August 2013, Obama’s policy in the Middle East has been one of alignment with the Sunni Muslim branch. Obama’s current actions add credence to the theory. There are multiple examples of this as pointed out by the GWP:

  1. Obama was on the same side as Al Qaeda in Libya when bombing Gaddafi and his forces. In prior posts GWP showed Al Qaeda flying their flag after Gaddafi’s murder.
  2. Obama also sided with the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, even providing them with $1.5 billion in aid, and then taking it away after they were overthrown.
  3. GWP reported from theIndependent, that if Obama had attacked Syrian leader Assad’s army, the Obama Administration and Al Qaeda would be on the same side.
  4. When Obama was contemplating plans in Syria, per the Washington Post, Obama was also open to a conflict with Iran.
  5. In September 2013, when Obama was unable to obtain the American public’s or American allies’ support to send US soldiers to Syria, the Washington Examiner and other publications reported that Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
  6. Now that Iraq is in trouble, Obama gives a speech and goes golfing.

The Muslim Sunni and Shia sects have been at war for over 1300 years, since Mohammad’s death. Iran, Syria’s Assad, Hezbollah and the current Iraqi government, are from the Shia sect. The rest of the Muslim world, including Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, and ISIS, the terrorist group currently murdering people in Iraq, are all Sunni sects. Obama won’t send troops to Iraq because the Iraqi government is led by Shia. Sunnis kill Shia. Obama may claim that he doesn’t want to send troops to Iraq because Bush was wrong in sending US troops there in the first place, but that doesn’t explain why he is eager to send US troops and/or support to Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria and to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

One policy is becoming clear – Obama’s support for the Muslim Sunni sect. Maybe he gained this affinity for the Sunnis in his youth in Indonesia (a predominantly Sunni Muslim country). Regardless, with Iraq burning, this cannot be overlooked.

See original post at http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/what-is-barack-obamas-middle-east-policy/

 

Census Report Day 3: Democrats Are the Party of High School Dropouts

The Census Studies–

The following was posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Jim Hoft at Progressives Today.  Jim and I worked on this together.

Census Report Day 3: Democrats Are the Party of High School Dropouts

The Census Studies–

Congress

Background:

In late March 2014 the Associated Press (AP) reported that eight of ten US House of Representative Districts with the highest annual mean incomes were districts held by Democrats.

This was somewhat surprising as the media constantly labels Republicans “the party of the rich.” The article went on to list the top ten Congressional Districts predominantly on the East and West Coasts and led by several well known and very liberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman and Jerry Nadler.

In response to this article, we decided to review the most recent Census data ourselves and see what other items of interest might be found hidden in this data.

Progressives Today first collected the 2012 US census data housed at the government census site. We also obtained a list of Congressional Representatives and their party affiliation from the US Congressional website for the 113th Congress voted into office starting in 2012 and combined these files into one massive spreadsheet to obtain relationships.

Earlier this week Progressives Today reported:
** 36 of the poorest 39 districts in the US are Democrat districts

** The Middle Class – Working Class districts in the US are represented by Republicans by a two-to-one ratio

** The shameful results of the Black Congressional Caucus districts – Their constituents are black, poor, have low incomes, and rely on the government for their health care. They rent rather than own, are high school dropouts and are unemployed.

Today we have this tidbit on the education level of Republican versus Democrat districts.
– Just as with income levels, the Democrat Party represents the extremes in education levels. Democrats tend to be high school dropouts or post graduate students. Republicans tend to be individuals with a high school education and individuals with some college experience but have not attained a degree – typical working class Americans.

Education – Of the sixteen education related categories, two categories are highly correlated with Republican led districts and two categories are highly correlated with Democratic led districts. Republican led districts correlate highly with individuals who have attained a high school degree or equivalent (31%) and individuals who have had some college but have not attained a degree (27%). Democratic led districts on the other hand correlate highly with individuals who are enrolled in college or graduate school (31%) and individuals with less than a 9th grade education (30%).

By Joe Hoft and Jim Hoft

** Check out http://www.progressivestoday.com/census-report-day-3-democratic-districts-highly-correlate-with-high-school-dropouts/ for original post.

 

Census Report Day 2: The Shameful Results of the Congressional Black Caucus

The Census Studies–

The following was posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by Jim Hoft at Progressives Today.  Jim and I worked on this together.

Census Report Day 2: The Shameful Results of the Congressional Black Caucus

Background:

In late March 2014 the Associated Press (AP) reported that eight of ten US House of Representative Districts with the highest annual mean incomes were districts held by Democrats.

This was somewhat surprising as the media constantly labels Republicans “the party of the rich.” The article went on to list the top ten Congressional Districts predominantly on the East and West Coasts and led by several well known and very liberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman and Jerry Nadler.

In response to this article, we decided to review the most recent Census data ourselves and see what other items of interest might be found hidden in this data.

Progressives Today first collected the 2012 US census data housed at the government census site. We also obtained a list of Congressional Representatives and their party affiliation from the US Congressional website for the 113th Congress voted into office starting in 2012 and combined these files into one massive spreadsheet to obtain relationships.

Yesterday Progressives Today reported:
** 36 of the poorest 39 districts in the US are Democrat districts
** The Middle Class – Working Class districts in the US are represented by Republicans by a two-to-one ratio

Today we are releasing part II of our US Census investigation:
The Failures of the Black Caucus

Caucus
One-third of the Congressional Black Caucus members have been named in an ethics probe during their career.

The Congressional Black Caucus claims to bring positive change to issues of social and economic injustice. But they represent many of the poorest districts in America.

Here is what Progressives Today found on the Black Caucus in America:

Black Caucus districts have a high percentage of people who have public health coverage
· Black Caucus districts correlate highly with those who have public health coverage (25%) while the remaining districts correlate highly with those who have private health insurance (33%).

Black Caucus districts have a high percentage of poor people
· Black Caucus districts correlate highly with those with household incomes less than $10,000 a year (46%) and incomes of $10,000 to $14,999 a year (27%). All of the 14 categories for families whose incomes are less than the poverty level correlate with the Black Caucus districts. Of the fourteen categories, only three are not highly correlated (i.e less than 25%) with the Black Caucus districts.

Black Caucus districts have a high number of high school dropouts
· Of the 16 education categories, the only category that correlates highly with the Black Caucus districts is the category for those with a 9th to 12th grade education and no diploma (29%).

Black Caucus districts have low rent housing
· All of the ten rent categories correlate with Black Caucus districts with three categories correlating highly: rent less than $200 a month (36%); rent between $200 and $299 a month (31%); and, rent between $750 and $999 a month (37%).

Black Caucus districts have fewer home owners
· Of the 45 housing categories, there is a high correlation between houses that are renter occupied with Black Caucus districts (37%) while there is a high correlation between houses that are owner occupied with districts other than Black Caucus districts (35%). Overall there is little in common with home ownership and Black Caucus districts.

Black Caucus districts have a high number of unemployed workers
· Of the 41 job related categories only employment status unemployed (49%), employment status percent unemployed (44%), jobs related to service occupations (25%), and jobs with commutes using public transportation (not taxis) (25%), are highly correlated with Black Caucus districts.

Black Caucus districts have a high percentage of blacks (no surprise)
· Of the 51 categories that relate to race, ancestry and origin, three highly correlate with the Black Caucus member led districts: ancestry – sub-Saharan African (47%), West Indian (36%) and Black or African American (74%). The Black or African American category is also significantly related to the Black Caucus districts.

These results paint a bleak picture for the Congressional Black Caucus led districts. Overall, their constituents are black, poor, have low incomes, and rely on the government for their health care. They rent rather than own, are high school dropouts and are unemployed. Many constituents work in service positions and take public transportation to and from work. Clearly, the Democratic Party has failed these Americans.

** Check out http://www.progressivestoday.com/census-report-day-2-tragic-state-of-the-black-caucus-most-failed-political-group-in-america/ for original post.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Census Data Reveals State of Democrat Party – The Party of Broke People

The following was posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by Jim Hoft at Progressives Today.  Jim and I worked on this together.

In late March 2014 the Associated Press (AP) reported that eight of ten US House of Representative Districts with the highest annual mean incomes were districts held by Democrats.

This was somewhat surprising as the media constantly labels Republicans “the party of the rich.” The article went on to list the top ten Congressional Districts predominantly on the East and West Coasts and led by several well known and very liberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman and Jerry Nadler.

In response to this article, we decided to review the most recent Census data ourselves and see what other items of interest might be found hidden in this data.

Progressives Today first collected the 2012 US census data housed at the government census site. We also obtained a list of Congressional Representatives and their party affiliation from the US Congressional website for the 113th Congress voted into office starting in 2012 and combined these files into one massive spreadsheet to obtain relationships.

And, what we found was truly shocking.

See complete story at Progressives Today website.

http://www.progressivestoday.com/exclusive-census-data-reveals-state-of-democrat-party-the-party-of-broke-people/