Tuesday, October 11, 2011

False Flags and the "Cause" for War with Iran

It took me 1.25 seconds to see through the smoke and mirrors of the news headline of the day: Iran has been tied to a broken plot to launch a terror attack against the United States. The report states that Iran was linked with an attempt to detonate bombs to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US, and attack the Israeli embassy in D.C.

The United States has a history of using false flags as a psychological tool to coax the general population into a war frenzy... remember the Weapons of Mass Destruction argument for war with Iraq, or the Gulf of Tonkin incident? The US has been looking for a reason to take offensive action against Iran. News stories like this, the "would have/could have" busted terror plots, etc... they are merely adding to the public mind-set that "We are at war with Iran. We have always been at war with Iran."

The purpose behind this report? Here are my theories:

1. A slumping president heading into an election. A fresh war sends the "don't change horses mid-stream" message. Very effective for presidential elections.
2. Eric Holder is under fire for the Fast and Furious situation. Diversion, diversion, diversion.
3. Justification for continued government infractions into Civil Liberties... afterall, if we can't show success the people will grow restless and start taking away some of our Patriot Act powers.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Why Rick Perry Scares the Hell out of Me

The United States, as a nation, is in total ruin. We have a federal government that is not only morbidly obese but corrupt beyond measure and so completely impotent to address any real problems that they simply continue to compound. At the Executive level we have Barry Obama, who has been the main player in crippling this nation beyond repair. We have a legislative branch so deeply out of touch that they cannot comprehend the calamity that is truly underway (not to mention they are seeking a pay raise!) And we have a Judicial branch that is infected with political ideologues and party cronies. The state of this union is not good. There are fundamental failures and loopholes at the highest level that, left immediately unfixed, will irreversibly damage what is left to salvage from this Union of States. To fix these problems at the federal level requires vision, leadership, and sound principles. More importantly the nominee to face off with Obama must be capable. It can be argued that Obama had the three traits listed above, but his general ineptitude is what put this nation full speed ahead into a field of icebergs.

Enter the 2012 GOP Presidential Contenders, and focusing on arguably the top 5 candidates (or predicted candidates): Perry, Romney, Paul, Bachmann, Palin. Of those five names, four have declared candidacy. Of those four candidates, three are basing their core support on the religious right. Of those three, two have either strongly endorsed extremely leftist candidates or passed extremely liberal state legislation regarding healthcare.

Rick Perry, more than all the others combined, scares the hell out of me. As a Republican, but more importantly as an American, I am very afraid of the potential for a Perry presidency. Perry is the Pat Robertson of 2012. Perry was propelled into the spotlight with his 'prayer for rain', and is of the general belief that the world is in the apocalyptic end times. Setting aside his controversial anti-liberty stance on forced HPV vaccinations in Texas, tax increases, or his questionable relations to extreme liberals over the years, Rick Perry is the American Ahmadinejad. Perry has even states that the US will be "guided by Christian leaders following Christian values." Which Christian values are going to guide this nation? The same values that guided Europe into the Inquisition? The same values that led to the slaughter of the Mayan and Aztecs? The same values that lead some to believe that everyone but them is doomed to an eternity in hell? What variation of Christianity will this nation bend to? This is exactly why Religion has a place in man's heart, but it does not belong in politics. That Rick Perry believes we are in the end times, and as a dutiful Christian he will choose God over country, could one not deduce that he would use the full force of the military to bring about the Messiah? The same logic used by Ahmadinejad in Iran.

I will not and cannot support Rick Perry in the Primary or General election. I have always been skeptical of leaders who rely on religion as their running mate. The solution to America's problems are not solved by Perry's brand of politics, for the same reason that Pat Robertson's lunacy continues to solve nothing. Religion has no place in political discourse, other than to state that one man's belief or understanding of God should not be forcefully put upon another man. Any time that it is elevated beyond this I am not only skeptical, but I am terrified of the outcome.

6 months of silence

Readers (who are still around) -

I spent a large part of 4 years blogging, staying extremely active in the political scene, running for office, and holding seats within the party. As you may or may not recall, I lost my best friend of 18 years in a motorcycle accident on November 30th of 2010. I refocused my efforts on myself after that incident. The seats to which I was elected within the Kitsap GOP, I resigned. I am currently in the final stages of a divorce and trying to make life as seamless as possible for my two little girls and myself as I charge forward into a brave new world.

I've been asked a number of times about starting the blog again. So I think I am going to see what I've got left inside to give to the blogging world. If I find that the stress is still too much, that jumping back into the world of political blogging is simply too much, I think I may simply hang it up for another stint and try again later...

For now, I'm going to blog when I can... and since the GOP seems to know prime time how to screw up a presidential pick, let's start there........

See you in the blogging world!

-Steven M Nielson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tying it all together

Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Bahrain. They are all countries ruled by long term dictators or royalty. They are all currently facing or have had the governments overthrown by protests and/or violent uprisings. Most importantly, however, is that all of these countries, run by despots or otherwise, enforced a secular government where religion could be freely practiced.

Under the guise of democratic uprising, the greater Muslim world is overthrowing moderate secular governments and WILL BE establishing new governments based on enforcing Muslim law. Christians, Jews, Atheists, Buddhists, Hindu, or any other religious denomination in these regions should be fearful. They should worry because a true democracy dictates majority rule. Religious freedoms protected by ‘tyrants’ will no longer be protected by unsympathetic religious heads of state. Churches and homes will be burned, citizens will be stoned... there will be peace – Pax Islama.

NATO leaders are reporting “flickers of Al-Qaida” in the Libyan rebellion. Syria is battling protests by the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s opposition leading the protests was the Muslim Brotherhood. In Bahrain the Muslim majority is seeking to overthrow the secular Muslim minority in power. In Yemen, Al Qaida extremists are behind the overthrow of the government.

Once again America finds itself in the middle of a battle it does not understand with an outcome it cannot foresee: The unification of the greater Middle East and North Africa into a Caliphate – reclaiming the lost Muslim territories after the European wars and colonialism. Imagine the strength held by a unified Muslim world. Imagine the eradication of Western Friendly dictators and royalty, the reallocation of their wealth into a Muslim defense account for the protection and rebuilding of a great Muslim nation, and absolute control over the world’s most accessible oil supplies. Such unification would put the governing body into a very powerful position over European and Western powers.

The colonial era served to purposely split the strong empire into feuding sects with a purpose of long term manipulation and control, a policy which has served Western interests for nearly a century. But now the domino effect is taking down leaders, and has the potential to take down borders.

Glenn Beck proposed this ‘wacky’ theory during the Egyptian rebellions, but was laughed at as a loon. But one by one the countries fall under the guise of ‘democracy’... secular nation after secular nation crumbling in favor of Islamic rule. Islamic Democracy will reunite the caliphate territories, and Shariah Law will spread across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Perhaps Beck was right after all. And perhaps America should reconsider our role in these rebellions and conflicts in that region... if they have thought that far ahead at all.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rebellion is the Final Protest

Over the past week I have been enthralled with the reporting of the upheaval of a society in Northern Africa. A 42 year despot's regime is crumbling around him, his people collectively rejecting his form of government. A rebellion, a revolution... or simply a protest?

Report after report identifies that cities are in the control of 'protesters'... that security is being handled by protesters... and that military forces are switching sides to join the protesters.

So I ask, at what point do we identify the protesters as opposition military forces? When do they cease to be peaceful protesters and begin being rebel forces?

"Public Opinion"... the choice words of the day. Regardless of your stance on the Libyan rebellion, be ever cautious of the thought control the media has over you, the reader.

If Qaddafi was reported as attacking and retaking military bases and coastal cities from rebelling civilians joined by military personnel who have renounced loyalty to the regime and joined the rebellion, one would be so inclined to look at the situation and say, "ah... civil war. Maybe Qaddafi should suspend Habeus Corpus and march his soldiers into every town and burn them until he can be assured that his country, his nation, is secure."

Instead, we hear of peaceful opposition "skirmishing" with Libyan military, and protesters "shooting down" Libyan jets.

What may have begun as anti-government protests has become a rebellion - a civil war. At what point does the media recognize this?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

To the shores of Tripoli

In the Libyan capitol, Tripoli, the despot ruler has flown in mercenaries from Chad and Sudan to secure the streets. He is doing the same across the rebelling North African country, ordering the destruction of the oil fields and the killing of opposition protestors. The military, which was designed to be weak to hamper any coup attempts, has largely deserted their post and refuses to attack their own citizens; however, the mercenaries have no problem enforcing Gadhafhi's orders to attack citizens and infrastructure. The mercenaries can be seen in this video (smuggled from Libya onto YouTube) - the video is from Benghazi, the city already overtaken by opposition forces:

The thugs are working to disrupt and damage as much as possible, aiming at civilians who have taken protectorate roles over the streets and areas within the cities.

This is a tactic discussed by many bloggers, including me, during the concern for the deployment of active duty military to the United States, and the practice of using troops from different US regions in unconstitutional FEMA crack-downs, like post-Katrina New Orleans. A local trooper would have a hard time attacking their brothers, but a non-local looks at it as a meal-ticket, a duty... regardless of the order. So it goes here as well as in Libya.

Unfortunately for Libya, the Marines are not available to help secure Tripoli, to fight of the despot, or to hoist the flag of freedom over the capitol... This one they're going to have to do on their own.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Democracy Kills

The United States was founded as a Republic. It was a gift dreamed up in antiquity, revived in revolt, and bequeathed to the sons and daughters of a fledgling nation of states. It is a concept so profound that impatience alone is powerful enough to destroy it. Imagine establishing a government where intellect and ideals trumped panic and fear; where the people under the government were safe from emotional mob rule. Imagine the strength of a society built with a Republic as her pillars.

In a republic, nothing so inspires men as the sovereignty of the self; for only in a Republic can man truly be free.

Only in a republic can the minority, even the minority of one, imagine freedom. Only in a republic can the sovereign self expect to live without persecution. Only in a republic does man stand a chance to grow beyond the menial obligations to the masses. Only in a republic can the soul truly be free.

In a republic there is hope for enlightenment, for freedom of the body, soul, and mind.

In a democracy, however, there lives fear; for democracies are the breeding ground of corruption and tyranny. Democracy is the petri dish of a disease, the disease of power. What curious draw, the power of one man over others. The power to use force at the whim of the masses. Mob rule, all else had better fall in line or fall to the sword. There is no freedom, only but what is perceived.

In a democracy hope comes only from the mob, for men will fall under the weight of the will of the masses.

In a democracy, the mob rules. In a republic, the mob advises.

The difference will be detailed in blood.


Relevent current events:
1. Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, where the uneducated masses overthrow tyranical figures only to be forced into a democracy in the near future, where minority groups will surely be persecuted by majority - be they Christians in 'Muslim lands', Women in previously secular dictatorships, etc. In the Middle East, Democracy will lead to Civil War; Civil war will lead to regional World War.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Obama Fans the Flames - Supports Middle-East Blowback

Barack Obama's handling of the protests in the Middle East has caused US allies to question our alliance, and has placed otherwise stable constitutional countries in jeopardy. The region is in extreme blowback after a decades long policy of puppet regime in the region, and instead of securing interests of the US Empire, our federal government is supporting the rebellion and handing the outer regions of 'Rome' to the hoards.

Tunisia ousted their leader through protest. A strong US ally replaced by an unknown. Protests trickled into Algeria, Libya, and Egypt.

In Egypt, the world watched as one of the strongest US allies in the region was systematically defeated by protesters and backed by radical Islamic groups. What was more troubling was the involvement by the US President in a statement calling for the US ally to step down 'yesterday'. The Egyptian constitution was destroyed and the 30 year president turned power over to the military, leaving a gaping hole in the region's stability.

Sudan recently voted to split into two countries and civil war still rages in that country. The US has done little to secure that region, including a 'hands-off' approach during the genocide in that country over the last decade.

Lebanon has been a mess for years.

Protests have erupted in Jordan, leaving the US ally and King wondering if Obama will soon throw him under the bus to the protesters.

Yemenis have taken to the street looking to oust the US supported government with a potential to repeat Egyptian outcome within months.

The tiny island of Bahrain, home to the US 5th fleet, saw protests turn deadly in the main square, drawing larger crowds... it is only a matter of time before the protests grow further on increasing reports of protester casualties.

The United Arab Emirates has fallen victim to deadly protests, and the people are growing more violent against the harsh treatment of protesters by the government forces.

Iranian opposition leaders have taken the cue and have moved to the streets calling for an ouster of their theocratic regime. Iranian officials are calling for the quick arrest, prosecution, and death sentence for the opposition - kangaroo courts. Clinton and Obama have backed protesters against the Iranian government.

There are wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What we are witness to is the death of the American Empire. Every single one of these countries, excluding Iran, are puppet states of the United States. They served as guaranteed allies in securing the mineral wealth of the oil-rich middle east for the purposes of consumption by the United States. Each of these regimes have been funded and aided by the US and US military, and play a strategic roll in US influence in the world. Losing the ease of dictatorial powers in the region affords a more level playing field by the people of those countries against the US in regional influence... thus affording less control of de-facto US territory... a loss of the territory, really.

With the increase in "Democracy" protests in the region, and the domino effect of collapsing regimes, the make-up of the entire region from North Africa into Persia is on the brink of drastic change. Old alliances are no longer secure. Regional security is no longer certain. Larger scale wars are almost inevitable.

Perhaps Obama's idiocy is his genius. Perhaps the collapse of US backed regimes is the first step in a post-Wilsonian US foreign policy. Maybe his quest for 'democracy by protest' (other than 'democracy by the gun') is the catalyst for decreased US influence and a return to world neutrality. Most likely, however, this has been one giant cluster-F, and Obama has no clue what is happening, what the consequences to our status-quo will be, or how to stop it from spreading beyond the borders of the Islamic world.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Failed Votes in House Indicate GOP Establishment Not in Control

FoxNews reports it as a blunder, but I call it damn fine politics!

Yesterday there was a GOP backed bill to permanently extend key provisions of the Patriot Act. The GOP establishment have lived off of the Patriot Act as their bread and butter for the last decade. Now with a near super majority, passing such a Bill should be simple, right?


There are a number of Patriots in Congress right now, elected as members of the Tea Party, who are very serious about the role of the government and the constitution, and who are very serious about returning rights stripped from the citizens over the last decade. These GOP Tea Partiers are voting in the style of a true third party, sending a very clear message to the GOP - You are NOT in control.

Our Congress is made up of three or four parties right now, though there are only two official party caucuses... The Democrats who are strongly united to the left, as most of the "fourth party" blue dog moderates lost their seats in 2010, the remaining moderate Blue Dogs, the centrist GOP, and the Tea Party Republicans. If you run the numbers, there is no majority party in our government - so in the style of the British House of Commons, a unity government must be formed. If the GOP continues to ignore the constitution, you can be sure that the Tea Party will not be voting in favor of the Bill; and the GOP becomes a minority party once again.

The power in Congress lies in the hands of the Tea Party/Libertarian/Constitutionalist officials. What we have seen in Congressional voting in the past two days is a lesson in the Constitution, and a civics reminder for the establishment (minority) GOP - WE THE PEOPLE hold the power!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CPAC Week and the Dark Horse Candidates

This is CPAC week, and even though some potential 2012 candidates are not speaking, other lesser potentials are using the CPAC event as a continued institution for networking and furthering the political dialogue. Huckabee and Palin are not scheduled to attend or to speak, but the likes of Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Luis Fortuño are expected to take a moment on stage.

We are one year away from the Iowa caucuses, and I believe that the usual attendees at these events do so in hopes to stay current, maintain or gain name recognition, and wait for their chance to jump into the race (or at least receive a draft movement on their behalf).

The 2008 campaign was changed by two dark horse candidates - Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee. They both could now enter the 2012 race as established figures in the party with a clear direction and message. 2012 still leaves much room for a dark horse candidate... for someone with a message or movement that could unite the country and fix this economic, foreign, and otherwise general disaster we have in there now...

Keep an eye on Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican governor. He just got a Bob Barr endorsement in the Atlanta Journal, and the Associated Press just interviewed me for a story they are going to run about a potential Puerto Rican President of the United States. Like I said, there is plenty of room for a dark horse candidate to establish himself over the next year... with the rate of progress in Puerto Rico, and their rebounding economy, one has to wonder how much longer before Fortuño becomes a household name...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Burden of the 2012 GOP Race - Being First

By the end of January 2007, roughly all major candidates had entered the race for the GOP nomination for President; a move that lead to a mudfest / bloodfest and ruined the political futures of a few individuals. It was a situation that provided a tough lesson, a lesson being strictly and seriously taken by all potential candidates in 2012: For God's Sake, Don't Be First!

The usual cast of characters, those left over from 2008, are expected to enter the race. Being first, however, means becoming a target. If Palin goes first, the other candidates enter as a common sense alternative to the Hockey Mom who has no experience (regardless of her message). If Romney goes first, the others enter the race as small government alternatives without a history of failed state healthcare systems. If Huckabee goes first... well, you see the pattern.

Make no mistake. February will be the month where the staring contest comes to an end. Someone is going to make the first gesture toward the podium. And like Rudy Guilliani in 2008, who went from a sure thing to a has-been, the targets have already been pre-manufactured and the bloodbaths will ensue.

That being said, the RCP average has a neck-n-neck tie between Romney, Huckabee, and Palin, with Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, and Ron Paul rounding out the field. No one candidate is clearly dead or alive. And the field looks to explode once the usual suspects have thrown their names in the ring.

Who I am most interested to see enter the race: Lou Dobbs and Michelle Bachmann.

Lou Dobbs because we, the people, may actually get a straight answer from our commander in chief. We may actually see an end to the destruction of the US borders. We may have a fiscal strategy that will drastically reduce the national debt, strengthen the dollar, and secure our interests at home. With a Dobbs administration we can expect a post Wilsonian Foreign Policy, a reduction in foreign influence on America, and a period of internal healing and soul searching.

Michelle Bachmann because strong, conservative, and Libertarian leaning women not only get my heart pounding, but because the American people share a special place for that feminine strength. It says something about our nation, and the equal footing provided to all genders or creeds. The message is important, but there is a tactical advantage in picking the right messenger. Someone like Bachmann has the influence and the recognition to put real, hardworking conservative women into the political spotlight... and hopefully remove the spotlight from less experienced celebrity conservatives, such as Palin.

Alas... the race cannot start if all the horses refuse to enter the gates... so they circle in the backfield, waiting... gritting their teeth and honing their sights on the finish... Who is going to define the field? Who is going to be first? Who is ready to become dog meat?

C'Mon guys... let the games begin... we're ready for the entertainment to begin!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Obama's Egyptian Blunder, Constitutional Mis-step

Obama's call for the resignation of the Egyptian President is unfounded. The long time US ally has been a stabilizing force in the region for three decades. There is no animosity between the US and Egypt (until yesterday). We supply their munitions which provides for their defense, jobs, and the protection of trade routes in the region. A stable Egypt is very important for world commerce and regional security. One has to question the motives of Obama; one has to, just 24 hours after Obama denounced the Egyptian ally, smack their forehead in disbelief at the foreign policy blunder on order of Jimmy Carter.

Obama couldn't resist the opportunity to appear as a mouthpiece for a populist movement, doing so on behalf of 'democracy'. He made a poorly calculated move to appear as the bringer of peace and stability, the voice of reason. His voice emboldened the anti-protesters (the pro-government civilians) who had, until then, been silent. Obama sent scores of people into the streets to send the message that the protests to overthrow the government, and the opinion of the US Embarrassment in Chief, are not conducive to stability or continued secularity. Pro-government civilians have already eluded to the speech of Obama as the tipping point in taking to the streets in violent clashes against the protesters.

The abandonment of the Egyptian government by the US has put the region at risk of a major conflict, threatens shipping, and places a potential for a theocratic regime to sweep into power on an Iranian style anti-US message. Obama has placed millions of lives at risk, has endangered US interests and forces in the region, and has lost credibility with other allies who are facing similar populist criticism. His risk seems to have suffered an immediate backlash, and could prove to be the 1979 of the Obama administration.

The best approach Obama could have taken is to remain neutral in what was a non-violent situation. The country has a constitution. The country has defenses. The country has a population empowered and free enough to petition the government for redress of grievances. If Obama believes that a country's laws, her constitution, are so unimportant so as to completely dismiss them, then why not acknowledge the same of ours...

oh wait... nevermind.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Huzzah! District Court Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

The powder keg has been lit. This is the moment we've all been waiting for. For in this moment we watch as the US truly decides its fate. Do we emulate the past failed societies? Mimic the currently failing ones? Or does the great experiment which began under the banner of 'Don't Tread on Me' have the strength to rise once again and roar with the fury of a lion into the darkness that 'We will not subjugate ourselves now, nor never bow to tyranny'.

A district court judge in Florida ruled that the Obamacare law violates the commerce clause in the Constitution. Read the story from Fox News. He stated that the individual mandate was inseparable from the entire law itself, and as such the entire law must be stricken down. He did give Congress the flexibility to try again, stating reasons of economic impact, but the victory today comes from the individual mandate.

No doubt the brief has already been filed by Obama's Lawyers to challenge the ruling in the SCOTUS... wasting more taxpayers China's money instead of accepting and moving forward. I will be watching this evolution with great interest, as should we all. We should flood the White House call center with messages for Obama to not challenge this in the SCOTUS. We should rise up and demand that our newly elected Congress act now to draft a piece of legislation that ensures interstate availability, addresses tort law, and addresses the size and structure of insurance companies (and necessities for them - seriously, do away with them). Top it off with a clause that NO earmarks may be added, that the entire bill MUST be read publicly to the people, and that no free citizen shall ever be forced by their government to purchase a private good or service... put it down in black and white. Send THAT to the Senate and White House.

We live in a land that was born of tyranny, broke free in adolescence, and has slowly allowed the cancer of tyranny to infect the body of the nation as we mature. Today, and every day, we must remind ourselves that we are free men. We must demand liberty from our government. We must live freedom in our lives. It must beat loudly in our hearts for all the world to see and hear... so that all people of all time will look upon this great experiment as God's true gift to the world... freedom. Natural, Just, and Unbridled freedom.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Hawaii Controversy

The Presidential election season is upon us. In less than two short years we will be swearing in a POTUS, be it the incumbent buffoon, or the next buffoon. Yet somewhere, lurking in the shadows of the 2012 election is the dirty secret from the 2008 election... fueled by racist animosity, harsh political divide, and a general anger toward life. The far-right-leaning Birther Movement has begun creeping its head out of the dusty shadows and into the headlines...

stop the press... did I say far-right-leaning...

But... but... Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, and the entire cast of the left-wing media is reporting that it is the angry racist conservative Tea Partiers... so it must be true... right?

Don't believe it for a moment. The true story, especially if this becomes a talking point in the 2012 primary and campaign is that it has been a DEMOCRAT Governor and a former CLINTON employee and Hawaii gov. employee who have been pushing this story again and again.

source, WND

This is a softball topic - low hanging fruit. But I've already begun to see conversation start up in blogs, tweets, and other social mediums dominated by conservatives... a fact that the MSM will surely report on in a few months as "right wing chatter" about the Birth Certificate of President Obama.

Make no mistake, this is a trap. It is a snare being obviously placed to enrage and confuse the issues, in hopes that anti-Obama voters will be seen as nut-job conspiracy theorists. Follow the bread crumbs to this gingerbread house and you will find yourself face to face with Democrats... the same ones who started the story will now want to boil you for discussing it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Phoenix: Rising from the Ashes

Two months away from a political blog may as well be an eternity... but life required a break from reality. Dealing with the death of my closest friend has been and still is something that I'm sorting through, but I have taken it as a turning point in my life. That being said, it is time to pick up the pieces of the blog and push onward... for that which falls to ashes in the fire is certain to rise again in a stronger more fervent form...

So much has changed on this side of the keyboard, so much has happened in the US and around the world... and once again, The Liberty Republican will not only be doing something locally, but sharing his opinion with all you folks crazy enough to read it...

In short, my loyal readers with whom I am still blessed - I'm back!