Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Announcement from IslamPolicy.com - on transfer from RevolutionMuslim

:السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I am saddened to announce that revolutionmuslim.com has been shut down due to an alleged, reckless post that has now been the cause of the incarceration of one of our brothers (May Allah hasten his release). We have seen a few arrests of late, with alleged ties to Revolution Muslim, and while most of what the media reports is distorted to say the least the blogs and forums have also been abuzz with imaginative and hypothetical speculation (as usual), most of which has assumed the worst and been representative of lies.  

I want to express my great apology for being inactive and for remaining silent for the past few months.  I have been going through some personal alterations with regard to physical, mental and spiritual space and was eager to alter some of the approach I had been being informed of when this recent spate of bad news hit.  Perhaps prematurely, this post is to announce the initiation of IslamPolicy.com, the new home of Revolution Muslim.

Firstly, I would like to say that we pray and anticipate the best for our brothers and sisters all over the globe who are incarcerated at this time.  We know that acts in Islam are based on intention, and that one is only granted the reward of what they intended. Some of our brothers and sisters, no matter how they may be perceived by others, were acting out of what we consider to be a pure intention. It has been narrated from Ibn Umar (ra) that Abu Bakr (ra) dispatched Yazeed ibn Abu Sufyan (ra) to Syria and that Abu Bakr (ra) walked along with him for about two miles when they said to him (ra), “O, Khalifah of the Messenger of Allah would you not go back?” and that he said, “No, for I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying that, “he whose feet are covered with dust in the path of Allah, Allah will save him from the fire.”  Indeed our brothers and sisters may have taken the words, “O you who believe why do say that which you do not do?” to heart and so we ask that they are rewarded for their intentions and that they are rewarded the same as if they had attained their lofty goals. 

Still recent events should serve as reminders.  We live in an age where intention is not enough.  We live in an age where we need increased knowledge and understanding as well, and so we set forth continuing on a path hoping to please Allah.  It is imperative at this juncture that we redefine our mission, advance our platform, and improve our position.  Inshallah, this Eid al Adha marks the end of our two year plan of action entitled By All Means Necessary (link). This plan outlined the objectives that Revolution Muslim held and was a guide for my decisions.  However, few of our affiliates read it and so perhaps misunderstood the purpose of our organization. In retrospect the document should be read by those that seek a greater understanding of our call, but for brevity I will highlight the closing paragraphs here.  By All Means Necessary concluded two years ago by stating that,

We have learned a great deal over the last few years. Osama Bin Laden is still alive and Al-Qaeda is plotting attacks that “outdo by far” September 11. According to a former senior Yemeni Al-Qaeda operative, Al-Qaeda has reinforced training camps across the globe. Victory is recognizable in Afghanistan, more may occur in Iraq with recent developments and the prospect of an attack by Israel on Iran. The Shabaab in Somalia are getting closer to regaining Mogadishu as the Ethiopian forces look poised to withdrawal at the end of the year. The incoming American Administration looks destined to be a mule of the international financiers and may be reverting towards a protectionism that will create discord between China and the U.S. and destroy the value of the dollar. Chaos abounds in international markets. The mujahedeen are still waging a successful jihad, but the majority of Muslims cannot foresee the justice of an Islamic State. They are largely unaware of the effect the corporatacracy has on their lives, largely afraid of the rulers the corporatocracy defends. We must pose and become the solution to this paradigmatic problem. It is the best we can do. Revolution Muslim issues a challenge to Muslims across the globe to accept a role in working toward the establishment of the state. Say Somalia would be taken tomorrow. We have problems with piracy, drinking water, health care and political divisions. The world would pose an economic barricade with no foreign investment. The State has oil, resources, agricultural capabilities and a strategic location and the right crew with the right connections could come in with some serious policy recommendations, community organizing and etcetera and protect the State. However, there may not be an internet connection for quite some time and there is little use chatting when the whole world gathers around to destroy you. This is a bold challenge but one that can be met. These are our objectives for the following two years; call it a strategic plan for advancing the objectives outlined in the Mission Statement of Revolution Muslim. Inshallah by the completion of two years heijra will be possible. May Allah make it soon!!!

Having passed two years, much of it remains true, our predictions about the Obama Administration and friction between West and East were accurate, the lands of jihad are spreading, and the ummah still has little clear understanding about what the Islamic State would look like were it established.  Thus, the next two years will, inshallah, concentrate on the solution that is the establishment of the state, defining its specifics, enhancing the sophistication of calls for it, and helping prepare and advance progress, while maintaining support for brothers and sisters working for it across the globe.

In order to attain that objective, modification is necessary.  Inshallah, on the Eid, IslamPolicy.com will release its methodology which will clarify the next stage of our struggle and at that time we will be setting forth a very idealistic set of lofty goals.  The only way they will ever be attained is if we get the help of fellow Muslims. And so please watch IslamPolicy.com for the platform, pass this message and the accompanying videos around the web via email, posting on forums, blogs, websites, facebook, twitter and etcetera so that people know of the change in sites.   

Of course we will include all the brothers and sisters that are willing to aid and abide in the effort but would like to make some alterations having observed that they are due.  The video above highlights the principles that will drive these changes.  Please feel free to comment or criticize. 

Inshallah, we will be back soon, founding an online radio show, magazine, extensive blog and other activities, while keeping the ummah connected to the sincere callers to Islam.  Because his words are so much more beneficial than mine I depart for now with a selection from Ibn Qayyim’s book The Path to Guidance:

There are matters to which he (the sincere servant) has been guided but he is in need of further guidance with respect to them since guidance to the path is one thing, but guidance upon the path is something else. Do we not see that a man knows the path to a certain city, that the path is such and such? However, he is not capable of traversing this path because traversing it requires specific guidance in the journey itself, such as travelling at a certain time as opposed to another, taking a certain amount of water in such and such a desert, resting at this place as opposed to that one. All of this is guidance upon the journey. The one who (merely) knows that this is the path neglects all of this, perishes and is cut off from the desired goal 

We ask Allah, having guided us to the path to place us upon it and I close with this from the Quran praying that it is the sincere reality of my intention:

أُرِيدُ إِلاَّ الإِصْلاَحَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ وَمَا تَوْفِيقِي إِلاَّ بِاللّهِ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْهِ أُنِيبُ

I only desire (your) betterment to the best of my power; and my success (in my task) can only come from Allah. In Him I trust, and unto Him I look.

It is truly a pleasure to be back in contact with you all.  I look forward to hearing the ideas of all: old friends and new.  Welcome to IslamPolicy.com, where the revolution in Islam continues inshallah!

~Younus Abdullah Muhammad

Monday, November 15, 2010

On theorizing versus real world efforts... from an old friend

We, the youth of Islam, were able to dismantle the circle of subservience to the West, reject its deceiving civilisation, know its conspiracies, but so far we do not know the reality of who we are . . . I am surprised that the vanguards of the Islamic call think that the religion of the people of Sunna and jamma_a is about theoretical propositions relating to the unknown world rather than about a call for reform and change.
~Safar al Hawali

Message of Mullah Omar on the occasion of Eid-ul-Odha

As Karzai releases pleas to the US imperialists to stop the night raids (link), killing innocents and raping and maiming the country, and General Patreus tries to put the puppet where he belongs, calmly, cooly and collectively at will as has been for the majority of Eid celebrations since the occupation Amir-al-Mumineen Mullah Omar released this message:

Praise be to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help, forgiveness and guidance. We seek His refuge from the whims of our inner-self and from our transgressions. Whoever Allah guides, no one can deviate( him/her); who ever goes astray, can find no one as a friend and guide (except Allah to guide him). We testify that there is no god but Allah. Alone is He and no partner He has. We also testify that Mohammad (peace be upon him) is His servant and messenger. Having said that, I would like to further say:

To the suffering Mujahid people of Afghanistan; to all believing ethnicities in all parts of the world; to all nearly and remotely- situated Muslims and to the Muslim Ummah: Peace, Mercy and Blessing of Allah be upon you all. My heart-felt felicitation to you on this great day of joy, selflessness and sacrifice. May Allah (swt) accept in His Sight the worship and offerings of all Muslims. Similarly, may Allah (swt) accept the pilgrimage of the pilgrims who are now visiting the Kabba Sharifa and the struggles and toils of the Mujahideen of the way of truth and of their supporters. May Allah (swt) bestow blessing, salvation and victory on the Ummah as a result of the endeavors of the Mujahideen? I would like to share with you some viewpoints concerning the current situation of the country and the world.

Regarding the Internal Developments of the Country:

The moments of defeat of the invaders have approached now due to the special victory and the sincere sacrifices of the Mujahideen. The enemy has been defeated at the battle field. Now they rely on media hypes and portray themselves as if making advancement but the ground realities are what you and we are witnessing. The enemy is retreating and facing siege in all parts of the country day in and day out. Their life casualties are spiraling up. It is because of this pressure that the enemy has resorted to spreading the misleading rumors of peace talks. Thus, they want to reduce the military pressure which is being exerted on them. But it was the enemy in the first place, who invaded our country, imposing the war on us, so the sole way for our salvation is the armed jihad in the way of Allah (swt). Our Mujahid people will never feel exhausted in the sacred path of Jihad, because it is a divine obligation and a great worship. Fatigue can have no way into it. It is a matter of pride that the Mujahideen and the people, like brothers, lay down their lives in the defense of their religion, honor and independence of their country. They do not give chance to the enemy to create split among them through propaganda and other covert machinations. The enemy wants to protect itself from the attacks of Mujahideen by creating local militia units and utilize them as a shield; we have paid special attention to this task and obtained spectacular achievements. Similarly, some internal and external enemies are now speaking of disintegration of the beloved country. They should know that the patriotic countrymen and the Islamic Emirate will never allow any one to put into practice their wicked plan.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Noam Chomsky on Young Turks - "Iraq was a failure," "Obama looking for a way out of Afghanistan"

A nice interview, showing clearly the idiotic "hope" liberals still cling to.  Please ignore Mr. Unger's ignorance and rude introduction. He drank the American kool-aid and thinks Obama "means well," but hey thats the kind of platform that got him his latest gig on MSNBC. Check it out though, shows you that true progressives can place about as much faith in liberals as Muslims can in them. The conclusion, where Chomsky highlights human progress and spontaneous popular movement is something that deserves to be listened to. 
That gives us another opportunity to plug the great new book by Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class

What are the Virtues of the Day of Arafaah ? Islam Q and A

Praise be to Allaah.  

1.   It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed. 
In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an ‘Eid (festival).” ‘Umar said, “Which aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [al-Maa’idah 5:3 – interpretation of the meaning]. ‘Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.” 
2.  It is a day of Eid for the people who are in that place. 

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Yawm ‘Arafaah (the day of ‘Arafaah), Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking.” This was narrated by the authors of al-Sunan. It was reported that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: “It – i.e., the aayah ‘This day I have perfected…’ was revealed on a Friday, the Day of ‘Arafaah, both of which – praise be to Allaah – are Eids for us.” 
3.  It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath. 

The Almighty cannot swear by anything except that which is mighty. Yawm ‘Arafaah is the “witnessed day” mentioned in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“By the witnessing day [Friday] and by the witnessed day [the Day of ‘Arafaah].” [al-Burooj 85:3].
It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafaah, and the witnessing day is Friday.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. 
It is the “odd” [i.e., odd-numbered, Witr] by which Allaah swore in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“And by the even and the odd” [al-Fajr 89:3]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The even is the Day of al-Adhaa [i.e., 10th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] and the odd is the Day of ‘Arafaah [i.e., 9th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] This is also the view of ‘Ikrimah and al-Dahhaak. 

4.  Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years. 
It was reported from Abu Qutaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim. 

This (fasting) is mustahabb for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the Day of ‘Arafaah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast on this day in ‘Arafaah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah in ‘Arafaah. 

5.  It is the day on which Allaah took the covenant from the progeny of Adam. 
It was reported that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah took the covenant from the loins of Adam in Na’maan, i.e., ‘Arafaah. He brought forth from his loins all his offspring and spread them before Him, then He addressed them, and said: ‘Am I not your Lord? They said, ‘Yes, we testify,’ let you should say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Verily, we have been unaware of this.’ Or lest you should say: ‘It was only our fathers aforetime who took others as partners in worship along with Allaah, and we were (merely their) descendents after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Baatil (i.e., ploytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allaah)?’ [al-A’raaf 7:172-173 – interpretation of the meaning].” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. And there is no greater day than this and no greater covenant than this.  

6. It is the day of forgiveness of sins, freedom from the Fire and pride in the people who are there: 

In Saheeh Muslim it was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”

It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.
 And Allaah knows best.

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

The roots of Nazi America revealed???

A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad.
The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, provides new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades.
It describes the government’s posthumous pursuit of Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called Angel of Death at Auschwitz, part of whose scalp was kept in a Justice Department official’s drawer; the vigilante killing of a former Waffen SS soldier in New Jersey; and the government’s mistaken identification of the Treblinka concentration camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

Perhaps the report’s most damning disclosures come in assessing the Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement with Nazi émigrés. Scholars and previous government reports had acknowledged the C.I.A.’s use of Nazis for postwar intelligence purposes. But this report goes further in documenting the level of American complicity and deception in such operations.
The Justice Department report, describing what it calls “the government’s collaboration with persecutors,” says that O.S.I investigators learned that some of the Nazis “were indeed knowingly granted entry” to the United States, even though government officials were aware of their pasts. “America, which prided itself on being a safe haven for the persecuted, became — in some small measure — a safe haven for persecutors as well,” it said.
The National Security Archive however reveals that the report is being suppressed illegally by the Justice Department. They claim,
The Department of Justice censored dozens of pages of a candid history of Nazi-hunting (and Nazi-protecting) by the U.S. government to such a self-defeating extent that former officials leaked the entire document to the New York Times this week, instead of fulfilling the Freedom of Information request and lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive and its counsel David Sobel.
"Now that we can compare the redacted document with the complete text of the original report, it is clear that the Justice Department is withholding information without legal justification," said David Sobel. "For an administration - and an Attorney General - supposedly committed to an 'unprecedented' level of transparency, this case provides a troubling example of how far the reality is from the rhetoric."
The National Security Archive submitted its FOIA request for the history of the Office of Special Investigations in November 2009, only to be denied by the Justice Department on grounds that the document - although completed in 2006 and never revised since then - was only a draft and was "predecisional" and therefore withholdable under the 5th exemption to the FOIA.
When our appeal met no positive response - despite President Obama's and Attorney General Holder's clear guidance on FOIA - the Archive filed suit in May 2010 in federal district court. Only after the lawsuit was filed did the Justice Department begin to "process" the document for release - which meant the wholesale application of the commercial product "White-Out" to sections of the document - deleting even the "personal opinions" of Congresswoman Liz Holtzman as she had expressed them in public as well as to the author of the history.
"Embarrassment suffered by public officials is the price they pay for public power," remarked Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive. "It goes with the territory, but here, their coverup is not nearly as bad as the crime, which was to shelter Nazi war criminals in the name of national security. This the public needs to know and has a right to know."

The Archive posted today its original FOIA request, the government's response, our appeal by counsel David Sobel, the legal complaint in the case National Security Archive v. Department of Justice, the interim response from DoJ, the "Vaughn index" of withheld pages and alleged justifications for the withholding, and the 45 pages of partial and highly-redacted response.
As the land of freedom of expression and human rights continues to contradict itself, it is important that this aspect of history be known and widespread. Not only were American corporations and financiers responsible for helping to build the Nazi war machine, they also utilized Nazi operatives to formualte the CIA and to form the corporatist imperial project coming out of the direct fascism of World War II. As we feel strongly that the secret government within the U.S., backed by Wall Street and the City of London is the fascist threat of the day, and plan to elaborate on this continuously in helping the ummah to understand the real enemy of Islam, we implore all to study this development and to be aware of its implications.  The following videos are a precursor to that information, please stay tuned for more elaboration soon, inshallah.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Unreported World: Pakistan After the Floods

Kuwaiti Citizen Al-Hajeri: I Was Held Without Charge & Tortured for Years

As we get closer to Eid-Adha - !!! Remember Millat Ibrahim

It is the first ten days of dhul-hijjah , when the deeds are increased and the world gathers in the Hijaz for Hajj.. it is also the time of year that all those articles on the life of Ibrahim (AS) are posted and we contemplate this ummah of Ibrahim. Unfortunately, most of the lectures and articles related to the biography of Ibrahim (AS) leave out a crucial component of his personality and life, that of open disavowal and baraa for the enemies of Islam.  Fortunately, in every time, no matter the conditions, there are the sincere and so we implore all to read and discuss this classic work from Abu Muhammad Maqdisi - Millat Ibrahim - as part of their regiment for this year.   
Millat Ibrahim - Religion of Ibrāhīm

Afghanistan - Worse Crime than Vietnam - Continues!

This article from Derrick Crowe at the Huffington Post looks at the probability of the 2011 Afghan draw down promise from Obama (link).  The reality of this rhetoric from Obama during his convincing the people that 30,000 more troops were needed in Afghanistan was easily ascertained.  Progressives and others on the left really need to remove the carte blanche "benefit of the doubt" they give this man, wake up and realize that he is an enemy of humanity.  Our article , written the day of the speech is embedded afterwards. The courageous activist speaks as event unfolds not in retrospect. If people in the West want to pretend that they are for justice and peace then they need to get the courage necessitated by acting on such value-laden terms. Here is to withdrawal from Afghanistan!

McClatchy reports that the Obama administration is "moving away from 2011 Afghan date." If this is true, Hope and Change have absolutely collapsed. The president will have shown that he can be bullied into whatever policy the Republicans and the generals want. That's political and policy suicide. The Afghanistan War isn't making us safer and it's not worth the cost, and it's past time to start bringing our troops home.
President Obama made a deal with the American people at West Point in December 2009. He declared that yes, he was escalating a deeply unpopular war in Afghanistan, but that "in 18 months, our troops will begin to come home." He also declared that "America has no interest in fighting an endless war in Afghanistan" and that the "nation he's most interested in building is our own." According to Jonathan Alter, he even pinned down the Pentagon (or thought he did) when the decision was made:
"If you can't do the things you say you can in 18 months, then no one is going to suggest we stay, right?" Petraeus responded: "Yes, sir, in agreement."
Those assurances are burned into my brain as the only glimmer of hope in the deeply destructive escalation policy ordered by the president late last year. If McClatchy's read on the situation is correct, the Pentagon, the Republicans and the hawks inside the Democratic Party (who do not in any way represent their base, by the way) have somehow convinced the president to completely reverse himself. Now, the reasoning goes, we can't do the things we said we could do in 18 months,so we have to stay. Hence the giant red headline on the cover of The Huffington Post today: "FORGET 2011."
The President must immediately and unequivocally deny any suggestion that the July 2011 deadline is shifting further into the future. He must take a strong hand with the "unnamed senior officials" who are again working to box him into a decision-making process that predetermines the outcomes in favor of a protracted war. And if was smart, he would seriously consider moving the withdrawal start date forward in time in response to what any honest review of the current strategy will show: the escalation policy has failed.
Having said all that, there's a strong possibility McClatchy is getting played by some clever administration official who opposes the president's stated policy of a 2011 drawdown and is using the press to box him into another predetermined policy. Note how the official phrases the decision he or she is "leaking," emphasis mine:
"During our assessments, we looked at if we continue to move forward at this pace, how long before we can fully transition to the Afghans? And we found that we cannot fully transition to the Afghans by July 2011," said one senior administration official. "So we felt we couldn't focus on July 2011 but the period it will take to make the full transition."
The bolded text was never the announced policy. No one in the White House ever said anythingabout "fully transitioning to the Afghans by July 2011." The troop withdrawals were always slated to begin to start in July 2011 with the pace of the subsequent drawdown being determined by conditions on the ground. That's a plain fact of public record. The official quoted is misrepresenting the announced policy of the White House, and McClatchy is running with it. The only policy decision that seems to have actually been made is that the White House's timetable for the transition seems to end in 2014.
It seems that the people in the government who opposed the 2011 drawdown deadline in the first place continue to work through the press to redefine it into meaninglessness. If the president wants to pass on an office to his successor that leaves any real meaning to the words "Commander-in-Chief," he's got to assert himself, right now, against the forces inside the government that are challenging his prerogative to make military policy.

Let's be clear: a "transition" that drags this brutal, futile war out until 2014 is completely unacceptable. It bogs us down in a war that's not making us safer and that's not worth the cost for a ridiculous amount of time. And just as important, the American people won't support a time-line that long. Sixty percent of those polled by Bloomberg in early October thought the war was a lost cause. CNN found roughly the same number of people opposed the war. Most of those polled think Afghanistan is now a situation "like Vietnam." Most people polled by Newsweek said they wanted withdrawals to start either in July 2011 or sooner. The American people could not be more clear: they don't support this war, they don't believe the happy-talk coming out of the Pentagon, and they want the troops brought home.
The president must take personal responsibility for knocking down this whisper campaign about the withdrawal time-line moving further into the future, and he's got to make a decision, right now, to bring this war to a close on terms acceptable to the American people.
And here's a hint, Mr. President: dragging the war out until 2014 won't fly.
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In Depth Study of Surah Baqarah...

Indepth Study on Surah Baqarah - Ayah 37-44 - Nauman Ali Khan from Imam Zia on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First QE2 now Obama Austerity - Deficit panel leaders' plan curbs Social Security as Liberal Fascist Agenda unfolds

The obvious allusions are that Barack Obama could end up like Bill Clintion.... Clinton suffered during his presidency with low approval polling going into midterm elections. Thereafter he faced a Republican House and Senate and subsequently went on foreign policy that represented globalism while cutting welfare farther than had been done in recent times through his 1996 welfare reform act. His popularity soared and he went on to a "successful presidency. It is obvious that Obama is a corporatist fascist and that this is the kind of policy manipulation that makes a narcissit proud (LINK HERE), his idea, having saved the banks and corporate America and with the Fed printing paper and destroying the middle class is for genocide - cut the Social Security, repeal unemployment benefits, cut all government spending that helps the people and say nothing about the bludgeoning military budget.....

Here is the beginnning of this latest Fascism (link here):

WASHINGTON – Leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday proposed reducing the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security, part of a bold plan to control $1 trillion-plus budget deficits.
The proposal also would set a tough target for curbing the growth ofMedicare and recommends looking at eliminating popular tax breaks, such as mortgage interest deduction.
As proposed, the plan by Chairman Erskine Bowles and former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., doesn't look like it can win support from 14 of the commission's 18 members to force a debate in Congress. Bowles is a Democrat and was former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff.
Cuts to Social Security and Medicare are making some liberals on the panel recoil. And conservative Republicans are having difficulty with options on how to raise tax revenue. The plan also calls for cuts in farmsubsidies, foreign aid and the Pentagon's budget.
"This is not a proposal I could support," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. "On Medicare and Social Security in particular, there are proposals that I could not support."
The Social Security proposal would change the inflation measurement used to calculate cost of living adjustments for program benefits, reducing annual cost-of-living increases. It will almost certainly draw opposition from advocates for seniors, who are already upset that there will be no increase for 2011, the second straight year without a raise.
The plan released by Bowles is only a proposal put forth by him and Simpson. Members of the commission will resume debate on it later Wednesday and next week in a long-shot bid to reach a compromise.
The release of the proposal comes just a week after midterm elections that gave Republicans the House majority and increased their numbers in the Senate. During the campaign, neither political party talked of spending cuts of the magnitude proposed by Bowles, with Republicans simply proposing $100 million in cuts to domestic programs passed each year by Congress.
"It's a very provocative proposal," said GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas. "Some of it I like. Some of it disturbs me. And some of it I've got to study."