Audrey's Blog for May 2012
REELTalk Radio Show:
Joining me for this week's REELTalk with Audrey Russo,
May 31st @6PM ET/3PM PT, My Guest: Hollywood Screenwriter & Columnist: MARK TAPSON. Did the CIA vindicate the ABC miniseries " The Path To 9/11"? Forced Abortion in China...Chen Sunglasses Freedom Campaign? Is the so-called post-racial president really the MOST-racial president in US history? We'll discuss this and a whole lot more!.
Happy Memorial Day 2012
Egyptian Elections: How Will Israel Fare?
May 25, 2012
The Egyptian people have finished their second day of a 2-day vote for President. The real race is between the Islamist candidate, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest political group, and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and Mr. Mubarak’s last prime minister.
The factions are all exclaiming that they will never allow the other to rule.
But, if the trend continues from what we saw in the parliament election...the Muslim Brotherhood candidate will likely win in the run-off election June 16-17. The Parliament is 72% Islamist, between Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist, who both want Sharia Islamic Law imposed on the population.
An Islamist victory will likely mean a greater emphasis on religion in government. The Muslim Brotherhood (and Salafists who are even more pro-Sharia), already dominates parliament by 3/4, yet they say they won’t mimic Saudi Arabia:
They won’t force women to wear veils.
They won’t force women to wear veils.
They won’t implement harsh punishments like amputations.
They will implement a more 'moderate' version of Islamic law.
Sharia is Sharia…there’s no moderation in the Islamic Law. And the Muslim Brotherhood is promising this?
The Muslim Brotherhood:
Spawned Hamas and al Qaeda
Support imposition of Sharia law
Approve of terrorism against Israel and the West
And they have no compunction about lying...
Further proof of an Islamist result appears to be seen in the polls...
A Poll by the Pew Global Attitudes Project says:
61 percent of Egyptian respondents favor abandoning the Egypt-Israel peace treaty (Camp David Accords), up from 54 percent a year ago.
Egyptians in favorable views of the United States
61% of respondents said the billions of dollars the U.S. gives their country in military and economic aid has a “mostly negative” impact.
that…what does that say about the leadership of this country…that’s what happens when you ‘lead from behind’!
More Poll Findings:
On the role of religion in government, 61% chose Saudi Arabia as the preferred model. (Turkey came in at 17%).
Asked whether Egypt’s laws should strictly adhere to the Qur’an, 60 percent said yes while 32 percent said it should follow the values and principles of Islam and only six percent said laws should not be influenced by the teachings of the Qur’an.
Of the respondents, 70% viewed the Muslim Brotherhood favorably, down from 75% in 2011.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, also received the highest support rating among political parties, 56%.
Priority issues in the election are:
The economy and a fair judiciary (81 percent each)
Free speech (60 percent)
Equal rights for women (41 percent)
Religious freedom (38 percent.)
Um...I'm thinking there's little hope of ANY of those priorities being realized in the direction of the voting trend.
Egyptian parties in general want Israel punished…a year ago it was for Israel inadvertently killing 6 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai peninsula while pursuing terrorists responsible for deadly attacks against Israeli civilians.
None of the results, be it in the Parliament or the polls...fares well for Israel.
And further evidence...Egypt's MPs have already declared Israel "Enemy No. 1." And the majority party, the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Qaradawi, is preaching the annihilation of Israel and calling for the destruction of the West.
Israel is aware of their predicament...and they are watching with caution and concern.
There's never been a better time for Israel's supporters to encourage the tiny State. And do as all good Jews and Christians do:
Sha'alu Shalom Yirushalayim - Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.
Shalom through strength...
REELTalk Radio Show: The Rise Of The Black Klan?
Joining me for this week's REELTalk with Audrey Russo, May 24th @6PM ET, is Columnist/Author ERIK RUSH, Radio Talk Show Host RUTH WHITE & Spokesperson for Project 21 STACY SWIMP. Are certain racist groups getting a pass by the current administration? Are hoodies now similar to the white hoods of the KKK? We'll discuss the possibility that black racists are getting preferential treatment by the White House and how this is emboldening hate!
Jim Belushi: Funding Afro-Caribbean Genocide?
May 21, 2012
Since 1959, when Castro took over Cuba in a military coup...there has been a parade of pandering putzes blowing kisses to El Comandante. It started with gullible figures such as Jack Parr, Ed Sullivan and Harry Truman.
Through the years, hypocritical celebs have planted big wet ones on the lips of the tyrant Fidel, including: Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Bonnie Raitt, Woody Harrelson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Leo DiCaprio, Chevy Chase, Robert Redford, Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, and Danny Glover.
But these smarmy public figures are simply elitists, who return to the comforts of capitalism...the system under which they made their fortunes...because they don't desire to live under Socialism...they desire to be the ruling class (like Castro) in it.
Their actions are detestable enough, in my humble opinion...to have their citizenship revoked for bringing aid and comfort to our enemies. A violent empire that oppresses its population and condemns them to living in squalor (except when the cameras are rolling). A repugnant regime that imprisons detractors, kills and tortures those who promote free speech...and particularly targets Afro-Caribbeans.
But what if one of them made the grand effort to actually raise MONEY for the oppressive regime? No one would do THAT, right?
Wrong...the first week of March, at Cuba's Cigar Fest, actor Jim Belushi served as MC and successfully raised $1 million dollars for Castros corrupt coffers. Money which is used to beat, torture, imprison and murder untold numbers of Cubans...especially black Cubans or Afro-Caribbeans.
Case in point...In 2002, just after Jimmy 'I kiss tyrant tukis' Carter returned from a pleasure trip to meet Fidel proclaiming him "a committed egalitarian," Castro's KGB/STASI-trained thugs beat and threw a black civil rights activist, Orlando Zapata-Tamayo, in prison for "disobedience." Tamayo was a simple country plumber and bricklayer who had studied the works of Martin Luther King jr. and attempted to apply some "civil disobedience" to challenge the Stalinism forced on Cubans by the Castros, Che Guevara, and their Soviet puppet masters.
But Fidel et al would have none of that liberty lunacy...
On Feb. 23, 2010, Tamayo dies after an 83-day hunger strike and barbaric beatings by the attack dogs of the man the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) called, "one of the most amazing human beings we've ever met! Castro is a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man!." The CBC visited Castro in 2009, after which Tamayo received such savage beatings, they left him comatose.
Now back to Belushi...what exactly would possess a man to actually raise money for a regime that is the antithesis of our system of liberty and free enterprise? To help fund a despot that, in particular, disposes of darker-skinned Cubans because...in his Darwinistic ideology...are lesser than lighter-skinned Cubans? Yet, he invested his time and energy to ensure that the Castros could continue their reign of terror.
In my book...he's as culpable as Fidel himself, of the barbary committed from early March on...
Besides being guilty of treason...he is an enabler of murderers...and deserves the same penalty.
What will be the result of this cigar-toking bromance between Fidel and his guy-pal? Sadly, because there is a paucity of testosterone in the Congress...especially on the GOP side...absolutely NOTHING. The kissy-face fest between celebs and the Castros will continue...as freedom and liberty-lovers cries grow more and more silent.
Will Cubans ever see liberty again? Not as long as Americans turn a blind eye and a deaf ear and support the enablers of evil.
Shalom through strength...
REELTalk Radio Show: Iran, Russia & China: Toxic Trilogy?
Joining me for this week's REELTalk with Audrey Russo, May 17th @6PM ET/3PM PT, My Guests: Former Dept. of Defense Spokesman J.D. GORDON & Washington Times Editorial Writer, JIM ROBBINS. Iran: What are the consequences of hitting their nuclear sites? Will Russia/China protect Tehran?
Green Is The New Color Of Hate?
Note: I love the Irish. The accent, the music, St. Patty's Day in NYC...we'd even change our names by adding an O' or a Mc in front of our last name to celebrate. But especially the people...warm and lighthearted. The ability to laugh at what would give most people hypertension. I'm prefacing my piece with this statement so there's no confusion about my love for the Irish people.
Few are aware that between the years of 1937-1944, the Irish Republican Army was best-buds with Abwehr: The Nazi intelligence agency. But what many would find even more disturbing is that this anti-Semitic mindset is more prevalent today in the Emerald Isle.
Some disturbing facts by The Institute for Global Jewish Affairs, in a recent summary of Trade Union and Other Boycotts of Israel in Great Britain and Ireland:
In Ireland as in Britain, the most prominent supporters of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) are the academics and the trade union movement. The call for a boycott of Israel has been endorsed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU); IMPACT, the largest public-sector union in the Republic of Ireland; and the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA), the largest public-sector union in Northern Ireland. Israel is a soft target in Ireland as there is very little organized opposition to the boycott calls. (And, the PSC is a fave of the anti-Israel zealot George Galloway.)
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) actively works for a general boycott of Israeli goods as well as a cultural and sports boycott of Israel and has forged links with the far Left and the unions to publicize their cause. All the major UK trade unions are affiliated with the PSC and several of them actively promote PSC policies and literature.
In Irish politics sympathies are very much with the Palestinians. Yet Irish politicians are pragmatic. Many believe that Israel has much to offer their country in the economic field and thus think Ireland should not burn its bridges with it. Moreover, Irish politicians would not be willing to break ranks with the EU and adopt a tougher position on Israel than its European partners.
But much more disturbing info was discovered, thanks to MarkMurphys.com, which includes:
Ireland trained Egyptian Air Force pilots in 1978
The Irish-Palestinian Connection
Irish "peacekeeping" with the UN in Lebanon since the 1970s has unfortunately made many in the Irish military and government anti-Israel.
And the book "Ireland and the Palestine Question" (2005) by Rory Miller has a plethora of info, including:
Ireland strongly condemned the Israeli bombing of Iraq's nuclear weapons program in 1981.
Ireland strongly opposed the building of the life-saving Israeli wall in 2003.
FF governments were consistently pro-Palestinian throughout the 1980s (and since). FG was little better. Labour was even worse.
The Irish taxpayer has been forced to send money to the Palestinians through the UN since 1959, and directly since the 1980s (and still today). It seems that some of our money has been used to pay for hate-filled schoolbooks that promote jihad and Islamic terror.
Then it follows to be no surprise of the cancellation of the band Dervish to tour in Israel after their website was the vicious target of pernicious abuse by anti-Israeli activists, upon the instructions of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Group. The 'tolerant' ones became fascist bullies to get their way (no different than we find in the US, by the left).
Kevin Myers of Ynetnews.com put it succinctly: "It is the liberal version of Sharia law." Spot on, Kevin.
This may shock many Irish citizens...but it is a reality and a tragic one, at that.
My friends in the 'Land of Saints and Scholars' need to address this hateful strain that seems to be lingering since before WWII. It's time to take a weed whacker to this Jew-hatred before the winds blow to a new growth and another generation.
I still love the Irish people...but I'm not lovin' the hate.
Muintir Iosrael beo...Am Israel Chai...The People of Israel Live!!
Shalom through strength...
REELTalk Radio Show: Women Under Islam - Free To Be? Not So Fast!
Joining me for this week's REELTalk with Audrey Russo, May 10th @6PM ET/3PM PT, My Guest: Author & Editor of FrontPage Magazine: JAMIE GLAZOV. There's a violent war on women taking place, few acknowledge its existence and no Western leader will engage it. It finds new victims everywhere Sharia creeps.
Hollande: Israel's Blessing Or Bane?
May 8, 2012
Bastille Square in Paris was a victory celebration...Champaign corks popping, confetti swirling and Palestinian Authority and Syrian Flags waving? (Oh, this is never good...)
You read that right...PA and Syrian flags waving at a celebration for the Socialist Francois Hollande’s victory over French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
This ones a no-brainer...this is trouble for the Jewish State.
During Hollande's campaign, he stated he was opposed to "illegal" boycotts of Israeli products. BUT, he did NOT specifically if he considers goods made and exported from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (what the PA calls the West Bank) as fair targets for the boycott advance. Left-wing parties, whom Hollande will most likely woo for a coalition, are consistently behind boycott efforts.
The President of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France
(CRIF), Richard Prasquier, said Hollande is unproven concerning Iran, and there are closer ties between the Socialist Party and the anti-Israel left than there are between Sarkozy’s party and the
intolerant right represented by Marine Le Pen’s National Front.
As many in the US were concerned with the alliances between radical leftist and anti-Israel groups with Obama, there is similar anxiety over the people close to Hollande, who are adamantly anti-Israel.
The largest French community in Israel, Netanya, expressed displeasure over the Hollande victory. Lorence Partush, a Netanya resident said, "Hollande is not good for the Jews or for Israel." He believed that many Jews in France will now have an good reason to make Aliyah, because "he [Hollande] loves Muslims."
Time will tell whether Hollande will be a blessing or a bane for the Jewish State...but with some of the parties Hollande is likely to partner with clearly NOT being friends of Israel...the concerns about Hollande are warranted.
Bénédiction ou malédiction pour Israël? (Blessing or bane for Israel?) We shall see...
Shalom par la force (through strength)...
Obama's 'Elian Moment'
May 4, 2012
While Americans were nestled all snug in their beds, a blind Chinese pro-life dissident is waiting for a lifeline from the land of the free.
That's the story in a nutshell...now the details...
Chinese pro-life activist, Chen Guangcheng, was under house arrest since his Sept. 2010 release, following a 4-year prison term (for his human rights activism). Chen escaped from his home in Shandong province a week ago and sought protection from U.S. diplomats in Beijing.
Enter, (or rather swooping in on her besom) Hillary...at Barry's behest. To take Chen and his family to safety?
Not so fast...if you're starting to get a whiff of Elian Gonzalez, you've got the right aroma...
A flashback...Janet 'I don't suffer from Low T' Reno pulled up her britches and donned her flack jacket and stormed the home of Elian Gonzalez's relatives, took him at gunpoint, and placed him back in the iron fist of Fidel Castro...despite the fact that his mom lost her life getting him to freedom in the US. The communist triumph of Bill Clinton.
Well, Barry's 'Elian Moment' has arrived.
Following Hillary's arrival, Chen left the safety of the US Embassy in Beijing after Chinese officials threatened to beat his wife to death, according to a family friend. He was escorted to a Hospital to get treatment for an injury to his foot that he incurred during his escape from house arrest. One of his lawyers said that he's happy for Chen that he's now free.
Really? Well, according to reports, he wants out...
after leaving his refuge in the US embassy, Chen now says he fears for
his life and wants to leave China. In an interview with CNN, Chen
beseeched US President Barack Obama to help him. "I would like to
say to President Obama - please do everything you can to get our family
The activist said he was very disappointed in the US government. (Hey Chen...join the club.)
So, Mr. President...I have a new 'Julia' for you...his name is Chen. What will Chen's situation be under a President Obama. Will Chen be as fortunate as 'Julia' and make it to 42?
This IS your 'Elian Moment'...we're waiting and watching, sir.
Shalom through strength...
REELTalk Radio Show: Taking A Weed Whacker To The EPA's Roots
Joining Audrey for this week's REELTalk with Audrey Russo, May 3rd @6PM ET/3PM PT, My Guests: BRIAN SUSSMAN KSFO Radio Talk Show Host and author of 'Eco-Tyranny' and STEVE MILLOY author and publisher of JUNKSCIENCE.COM If you’re unsure of what’s up the EPA's green sleeves, tune in…we’re going to rip the Green movement up from its rotten roots!
Lawfare: The Covert Conflict That Will Cause Our Collapse
May 2, 2012
"Legal action has become a mainstay of radical Islamist organizations seeking to intimidate and silence their critics."
~Steven Emerson, Counterterrorism Specialist
As average, law-abiding, tax-paying, patriotic Americans go about the daily slog...they trust, in this post 9-11 world, that the entities their government has dedicated to fight subversives...particularly Islamists...are doing their job. Covering every possible chink in our collective armor.
But tragically...the citizenry's rear flank is wide open...
There is a weapon, that in the past has not had a specific moniker...but as Sun Tzu says in the Art of War: Know your enemy.
According to Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap (the former Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force who is now at the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School) in his work: Law and Military Interventions: Preserving Humanitarian Values in 21st Century Conflicts: Lawfare is "the use of Law as a weapon of War."
Now, thanks to The Lawfare Project...the enemy is defined and detailed. Modern-day Lawfare has five distinct goals:
1. To silence and punish free speech about issues of national security and public concern;
2. To delegitimize the sovereignty of democratic states;
3. To frustrate and hinder the ability of democracies to fight against and defeat terrorism;
4. To confuse laws of armed conflict with human rights law; and
5. To prevent the application of human rights law in situations where it is needed the most.
Hmm...does this have a whiff of something familiar? It should.
We are inundated, on almost a daily basis, by groups like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), with faux charges of 'Islamophobia' and fabricated 'hate crimes' in a determined effort to cause trepidation in Americans. The kind of fear that would cause a citizen to willingly surrender their free speech rights to be spared endless litigation and even violence.
Some of the high-profile cases include (The Legal Project):
Khalid bin Mahfouz vs. Rachel Ehrenfeld: Ehrenfeld wrote that Bin Mahfouz had financial links to Al-Qaeda and Hamas. He sued her in January 2004 in a plaintiff-friendly British court. He won by default, and was awarded £30,000 and an apology.
Iqbal Unus vs. Rita Katz: His house searched in the course of a U.S. government operation, code-named Green Quest, Unus in March 2004 sued Katz, a non-governmental counterterrorist expert, on the grounds that she was responsible for the raid. Unus lost and had to pay Katz's court costs.
Council on American-Islamic Relations vs. Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR. CAIR claimed in March 2004 that Whitehead's statements on his website were false, libelous, and "impute the commission of a criminal offense," all of which caused injury to CAIR's "standing and reputation." Two years later, CAIR withdrew the lawsuit.
Islamic Society of Boston vs. 17 critics, including the David Project and Steven Emerson. ISB initiated the lawsuit in May 2005, accusing them of defamation and of conspiring to violate the ISB's civil rights through "a concerted, well-coordinated effort to deprive the Plaintiffs … of their basic rights of free association and the free exercise of religion." Two years later, it withdrew the lawsuit.
The critical question here is: What are our governmental agencies, paid to protect our national security systems and our freedoms...doing to combat Lawfare?
Thanks to groups such as: The Lawfare Project - Dir. Brooke Goldstein, The Legal-Project - Sam Nunberg, and The Henry Jackson Society (UK) - Alan Mendoza...we're able to keep abreast of this covert conflict.
And perhaps...with our assistance...our leaders will finally have our backs.
Shalom through strength...