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If You Love Your Country

Jedediah Bila

Jedediah Bila

By Jedediah Bila, Author and Political Commentator

Christmas 2009 will always be remembered as a day American heroism shone brightly, as passengers and crew members aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 foiled an attempted terrorist attack by the thankfully incompetent Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.  President Obama and his team have a serious matter on their hands.  Not only has Al Qaeda taken credit for the Christmas 2009 attempted attack, but the New York Daily News revealed that according to ABC News, Abdulmutallab “…told FBI agents that other operatives are being trained in Yemen and would soon attack.”  In addition, FoxNews reported that Yemen’s foreign minister, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, disclosed that Al Qaeda operatives and leaders in Yemen “…may actually plan attacks like the one we have just had in Detroit. There are maybe hundreds of them — 200, 300.”  Let’s hope that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s embarrassing statement to CNN’s Candy Crowley that the lack of success of the Christmas 2009 attempted attack proves that “the system worked,” is no indication of how the Obama camp will be handling the gravity of this matter.  Of course Janet quickly changed her story within twenty-four hours, likely realizing the idiocy of what she had uttered and citing that her words had been taken out of context.  See CQPolitics for the original interview transcript.

According to numerous reports, Abdulmutallab’s father released a statement claiming to have warned Nigerian security forces and U.S. Embassy officials over a month ago of his son’s radical religious leanings.  Abdulmutallab was added to the United States government’s database of those with suspected links to terrorism, but not placed on the no-fly list.  Slight oversight?  I’d say so.  Let’s see if Obama’s team is as eager to treat Abdulmutallab as a common American criminal as they are with respect to the 9/11 masterminds.  Shall we grant Abdulmutallab a cozy New York City trial as well.

And now for the ultimate kicker:  ABC News reported that “Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents.”  Wake up, Mr. President.  WAKE.  UP.

Obama’s address to the nation that came three days too late was bland, monotone, and devoid of the empowering energy that should characterize a speech by any American President whose citizens just escaped—by virtue of their heroism and the terrorist’s ineptitude—a deadly attack.  I found it lifeless and unconvincing, his inability to instinctively call forth a fierce and necessary patriotism perhaps my greatest concern.

We are at war, President Obama.  Our nation and its every guiding principle are under attack.  If you love your country, I can’t think of a better time to start showing it.

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Ask a WWII vet if he fought for this kind of government we have now. My father would be terrified of this present this is the kind of thing he fought against. WHO IS PROTECTING US FROM OUR GOVERNMENT? We need to respond to their “terroism” on the American people. I completly got off the fence last year when the ATF and FBI invaded our home in Feburary. They will have to answer for their crimes against “we the people”

What do u think about religious wetsebis? are they credible (click for details)?What do u think about religious wetsebis.. christian wetsebis/muslims website’s/jewish wetsebis etcanti muslim/christian/jewish website’sare they credible.. can someone truly get factual information from them.for example..i go to an anti-muslim website ..that show u how islam is a horrible and whatever.. they hav many quotes ov the quran and stuff..then i go to a pro-muslim website..wich gives quotes and other Prof that islam is a great religion..same thing with christian or jewish website’sSo can we just reli on website’s for information..i.e. 9/11 conspiracy wetsebis..their allot ov false info..?Am a muslim my-self. yet it has nothin to do with anythin..in this question.

Greetings:I have read all posts shown and must say I agree with many/most of them, EXCEPT, I detect a bit of misinformation entwined in many posts. Maybe not so much misinformation as lack of information. I know how busy everyone is just trying to survive, but we all must become informed about what has and is going on in our country. There are many good websites that will help open hearts and minds. If we wish to defeat the enemies of our country, including those in public office, we need to read and listen to others that have more knowledge about what’s going on,and when it started. Both parties have let us down, not just the democrats. I personally am an Independant, I vote for the person that I think will serve our country (us) best. Again, it involves time and effort, but a lot less time and effort than… Read more »
Greetings:I have read all posts shown and must say I agree with many/most of them, EXCEPT, I detect a bit of misinformation entwined in many posts. Maybe not so much misinformation as lack of information. I know how busy everyone is just trying to survive, but we all must become informed about what has and is going on in our country. There are many good websites that will help open hearts and minds. If we wish to defeat the enemies of our country, including those in public office, we need to read and listen to others that have more knowledge about what’s going on,and when it started. Both parties have let us down, not just the democrats. I personally am an Independant, I vote for the person that I think will serve our country (us) best. Again, it involves time and effort, but a lot less time and effort than… Read more »

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be on Jan.26,2010 under Federal
Judje David Carter a ex.Marine.From
what I see BO & Att.are not happy.Great day for our Constitution.
God be with America on this day.Also
in one of his television bull#### he
called the White House quote MY
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thinks he owns it.Let me tell you some
thing OB it.s not yours,it belongs to
the Real American People not you.
You and the rest of the Dumbacrats
are trying to take our 2nd amendment
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Before I turned 50 aarp began sending me their propaganda mailings and I was furious. I have never acknowledged them and would not think of enrolling in their organization. Something told me they were not to be trusted. Jimmy Carter & Bill Clinton gave me the same willies (no pun intended) and I could never vote for either of them. Then comes Hussein Obama and nothing in this world could induce me to his corner. I instinctively knew what he represented and pleaded with everyone not to vote for him. Hillary Clinton is another one not to trust. And, of course Pelosi, Reid, Franks, & the rest of the libs. I went into a depression when he was elected and dropped “friends” that voted for him. There are still people who voted for BO that think he is good and not leading us to socialism. I just think, how stupid… Read more »

Has obama shown his list of contributors to his campaign? EVERY OTHER CANADITE HAS HAD TOO.SO where is his? is he above the LAW?

I am a Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy with 26 1/2 years of service, and am proud to be a member of AMAC. Luckily, I get enough conservative mail that I found out about this alternative to the turncoat AARP. They are so liberal, self-aggrandizing, and willing to sacrifice liberty for entitlements that make them comfortable, I’m surprised that more people over the half-decade mark haven’t risen up in arms. Perhaps it’s because we don’t feel that we’ll get “what’s coming to us” after years of paying the New Deal bill. I’m willing to sacrifice a little bit (a whole lot, actually) to preserve the Founding Fathers’ vision of this country as that “city on the hill.” I will be on a Carribean cruise (I know, sounds rough, but we’ll be working–kind of) with other Christian conservatives next week–Alan Keyes, Gary De Mar, and other “dangerous”… Read more »

Thank you for your service, I gave up on AARP years ago as it was goingwroong in my opinion. Lets get in there and fight for taking our country back. God Bless America

I have to admit I was a life long democrat(moderate, I sided w/ republicans many times)until this bunch came down the pike. I have nothing in common w/ this bunch. They do not represent anything I believe in for this country. When obama was running and I saw what a free ride the press was giving him, I knew we were in trouble. All those fence riders that voted for him and are crying like babies now should hang their heads in shame and only hope we cane get enough votes in nov. to reverse the damage done to this country.

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A Russian Newspaper sums it up neatly American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people. True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists. Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters. First, the population was dumbed… Read more »

I have so many things to say, but it would be just restating everybody’s statements on this forum. The one thing I would say is, everybody needs to get behind FOX NEWS, for without their reporting on things the MAIN STEAM MEDIA would not dare print about the Messiah in the White House, we now know that he is destroying everything that true Americans hold dear. One other thing, Lt. Colonel Allen West is a very bright spot for all Americans, and we need to make sure that he is propelled upward in our government very quickly, he’s my kind of man.

B.O. will never produce his birth certificate because the moment he does, he will be impeached. However, God will fix it all.

“Our nation and its every guiding principle are under attack. If you love your country, I can’t think of a better time to start showing it.”

That’s it in a nutshell. He doesn’t love this country. He and his wife both hold our guiding principles in contempt. They both have no time at all for the Constitution and what it stands for. They’ve scrapped together one of the most corrupt and socialistic administrations in this country’s history and won’t be satisfied till they bring our way of life to it’s knees!

Don’t expect any other response from him then what we got.

This son of a muslim is a muslim. This traitor scammed his way to the presidency and is now destroying our nation economically, socially and politically.

To Charlene: You think they (terrorists) don’t like Club GTMO, wait until they hit the cold tundra in IL. These detainees in GTMO are treated much better than any Federal prisoner. Of couirse, they will still get the special treatment, but it will be cold versus tropical temps. You’ve been watching too much MSM.Our Socialist government needs to keep them out of the federal courts and in the military system. It works fine and much more cost effective.

I AGREE WITH RICH ORSIS. THE PRES.IS TRYING TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY,

I AGREE WITH RICJ ORSIS. THE PRES.IS TRYING TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY,

If I had been treated the way prisoners at Guantanamo were treated, my hatred for the US would likely cause me to attack also. Americans need to wake up to the fact that our own government allowed 9/11 to happen and indeed likely caused it. Americans need to stop dismissing everything they cannot understand as conspiracy theories and instead actually read that literature. How can you make an informed decision when you disregard half the argument without even knowing it? Al Quaeda was trained by the CIA. It takes very little research to find that. Our government doesn’t seem to like our republican system of government. They seem to want to take away all our hard-won freedoms. They want total control — to benefit big business of course. This is what we need to wake up to.

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