A Change in Perspective when Your Driving the Bus

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” —

Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Congressional Report: Hezbollah has “several thousand” donors in the USA

A report issued by the House Homeland Security Committee indicates that Hezbollah has a large and threatening presence inside the USA and is successfully raising funds inside the USA to support its Jihad. Among the findings outlined in the report which are particularly relevant for SFW readers:
• Counterterrorism officials consider Hezbollah fundraising cells to be prevalent across the United States.
• Sophisticated operations have been uncovered within large Lebanese communities in New York and Michigan, but also in other parts of the USA, such as Charlotte, NC.
• There is a general consensus among dozens of experts as well as current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials that Hezbollah, more than any other terrorist organization, is the most capable of transforming US-based fundraising cells into lethal terrorist cells at the order of the Iranian regime.
• There are likely several thousand sympathetic Hezbollah donors across America and hundreds of actual operatives.
• Some Hezbollah terrorists have been quietly convicted of fraud or other criminal activities and deported without their Hezbollah ties being publicly disclosed by federal prosecutors.

The entire preliminary Homeland Security Report report can be found here:

It is highly likely that donations to Hezbollah have come from the USA in the form of zakat payments. Regular readers of SFW will recall that zakat is a form of tithing required under Shariah. The problem with zakat however, is that numerous sources and authorities have confirmed that one of the destinations of zakat money is to those waging violent Jihad. We covered this in detail in a posting in October of 2011:

This is related to Shariah-compliant finance in that Shariah-compliant financial institutions are required to donate under zakat just as individuals are. There is an obvious moral hazard involved.

Stupidity Travels at the Speed of Sound

When President Obama stopped in at the Master Lock factory in Milwaukee Wisconsin Feb 15, 2012, he was walking the plant and stopped to talk with a plant employee and looked up at the banner hanging on the wall and said to the worker and people around him . “It is great to be in a union shop, especially one as old as this union is ” – – – – pointing to the banner. He then said “a Union shop since 1848” – – – and then he went on to talk about what that banner stood for and how important it was to display it and show your union support.

The worker then said to Obama that this is the flag of the State of Wisconsin – – which was founded in 1848. This was only reported by a local radio station in Milwaukee (1130 am) and not by the Major news networks – – – they did not want to embarrass this – “got no clue” President . Since they didn’t do their job of reporting on this presidential visit, the only way for the news to get around is by us. We don’t take delight in pointing out stupidity especially from the office of our President, but there are times when one wonders just HOW BRIGHT THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS HANDLERS REALLY ARE !!! ???. HE CAN RADDLE OFF ALEDGED MUSLIM ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT HE APPEARS TO  KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY HE IS PRESIDENT OF.