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Finally, someone says what I’ve been feeling

I’ve not been able to put my finger on exactly what disturbs me about TheOne. But this blog by Robin (a psychotherapist) finally says what I’ve been feeling all along about him. I’ve always felt like there was something wrong, something just not right about him. Without a script, without a playbook, without a teleprompter, Obama appears to be empty.

It’s good to know that someone else feels this same unease…

When our Military is Attacked, Obama is a Nowhere Man

By Robin of Berkeley

He’s a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody . . .
He’s as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
(Lennon, McCarthy)
I used to have a friend with a few screws loose.  But you’d never know it.
Barbara dressed impeccably in designer wear, and her house resembled a museum. She was a professor, tops in her field.
But behind the impressive image, all wasn’t right. She said she loved her son, Noah, but acted like he didn’t exist. A single parent, Barbara wouldn’t hesitate to introduce Noah to her boyfriend of the month. She skipped some of his meals, claiming that she was too busy to cook.
Barbara called me her best friend. But she’d cancel dates at the last minute for no good reason. And she always flaked when I needed her.
Even though Barbara looked perfectly normal, there was something awry. Perhaps the neurons in her brain weren’t firing properly.
I’ve been thinking about Barbara since Obama came on the scene. Like Barbara, Obama professes concern for people, but treats many with utter disregard. Since both are charismatic and successful, it’s easy to get fooled.
Some would say Obama’s cool detachment is narcissism. But narcissists are charmers; they know exactly what to say and do, even it’s all hot air.
Others think that Obama is disengaged because he’s elitist, arrogant. The day-to-day grunt-work is beneath him. His motto: I’d rather be golfing.
All of the above may be true, but it’s something else: he seems off to me.
During a “60 Minutes” interview with Steve Kroft when the stock market was sinking, Obama giggled. He wasn’t embarrassed afterward, or apologetic. More worrisome than his bizarre behavior was that he didn’t regard it as strange.
Then, last week, we’re faced with a national crisis: soldiers killed and gravely injured by an apparent Jihadist in the guise of a military doctor. When announcing the catastrophe, what does Obama do?
He drones on and on for three minutes about Native American health issues, even doing a shout-out. In a monotone voice, Obama then reports that soldiers have been shot. He’s nonchalant, flat, as though he’s reporting the weather.
Afterwards, the opinions roll in. Some say that Obama looks down on the military. He views our soldiers as the great unwashed, trashy and ignorant, like Sarah Palin.
Others assert that Obama’s sympathies lie with the Muslims. Thus, he wants to avoid our burning questions: Why wasn’t Major Hasan put on leave after he made anti-American remarks and surfed the web for information about Jihad? Most importantly: what is the government going to do to keep our military people and civilians safe?
True, Obama’s disinterest could be related to all of the above. But there’s one more possibility: he may not have the foggiest idea what to feel or say or do.
He may not realize that after dozens of our soldiers are shot, he should be angry. Sad. Worried. He should feel something. Or at least pretend to.
When Obama isn’t prepped and rehearsed, he flails around like a blind man. He’s clueless, lost in space.
Obama wrote in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, that he’s not comfortable around people. This speaks volumes about his disengagement.
People who cannot relate to humans, who are made nervous by close proximity, shut down. They isolate and hide, like a snail inside its shell.
This is when my therapist mind goes into overdrive trying to figure out what’s wrong with Obama.
Is he schizoid (a detached, asocial person)? Bipolar (manic depression)? Does he have a brain syndrome? What about Asperger’s (high-functioning autism causing a defect in social skills)?
Is something wrong medically — a hormone or blood-sugar imbalance, a head injury, too many drugs in his youth?
Or is his disconnect caused by damage from childhood, from being raised by freaky people?
Barack, Sr. was an abusive alcoholic and a bigamist. Obama’s mother, like my former friend Barbara, made decisions about little Barry that showed little parental concern, like schlepping him to Indonesia, then back to the States, then wanting to return with him to Indonesia (he stayed with his grandparents).
Obama’s grandfather Stanley was impulsive and volatile; he  was expelled from high school for punching his principal.
Stanley weirdly named Obama’s mother “Stanley” because he wanted a boy. He anointed Frank Marshall Davis, an alleged pedophile and avowed communist, as young Barry’s mentor. In his autobiography, Obama reports feeling uncomfortable at having to listen to sexually charged, drunken trash-talk between Stanley and Frank.
Did Obama start sealing himself off in childhood? It would be understandable: who would want to bond with people so disturbing? And why form emotional ties when you’ll soon be leaving?
Obama may have felt continually out of place and alien: black in a white family, American in Indonesia, middle class with average grades at a rich kids’ prep school, and child of an odd, Communist-leaning family.
In Dreams, he reveals how he started detaching. About living with his grandparents from preteen on, he writes, “I was to live with strangers.” And: “I’d arrived at an unspoken pact with my grandparents; I could live with them and they’d leave me alone so long as I kept my troubles out of sight.”
All grown up, Obama remains hermetically sealed. Although he’s been a media star for a couple of years, we have no idea who he is inside.
I’ve often wondered why people haven’t come forth to say, “I knew Barry when…” We live in a media-saturated, exhibitionist world where everyone wants his three minutes of fame.
So where are all of his school chums, best friends, and old flames? The groups he hung with? His teachers, neighbors?
Where are the anecdotes of what Obama was like, his interests and predilections? Was he friendly, funny, insightful? Did he win any prizes or trophies? Pen any papers?
Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review. Yet from his former colleagues we find no accounts of  putting out the journal together under his leadership.
He was a lecturer on constitutional law. Why hasn’t a single student come forth and offered evidence like a good attorney?
Why the silence? Could it be that Obama left no dent, not even a single footprint? Is there nothing there?
When I envision the youth of other public figures, my impressions are vivid:
Little Bill Clinton: people-pleaser, Mama’s boy, showoff.
Young Hillary: brainiac, smartest girl in school, bossy.
W: wisecracker, class clown, smart-aleck.
McCain: impetuous, volatile, ornery.
Sarah: sweet, popular, every teacher’s favorite, Miss Congeniality.
Young Barry: _________________. Blank.
Only this: stranger in a strange land.
Obama’s identity seems to have been formed when he found his clan: Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dohrn. But these are disconnected people, misfits who aren’t comfortable in their own skin. Their radical ideology arises from rage and alienation.
They, like Obama, treat people with disdain. Rev. Wright damned us after 9/11. Ayers and Dohrn bombed us, even masterminded a failed plot to kill U.S. servicemen attending a dance.
Obama’s indifference and distaste are on display every day. He golfs while unemployment surges. He pontificates after an attack against America.
Why the “let them eat cake” attitude? Is it because he’s pleased that the Left’s long-laid plan to decimate capitalism is working nicely? Is he stubborn, not wanting to do what he doesn’t want to do?
I’d say yes. But there’s something much more unsettling.
He may have a limited ability to care.
Sure, Obama loves his wife, children, dog Bo, and himself — especially himself. And he relishes his far left ideology.
But the working stiff, the heart and soul of this country? I don’t see it. The United States? I don’t think so.
And that’s why Obama should never have been elected president.
A man or woman can be a decent president without getting As in school or graduating from the Ivy League. He or she does not need to have had a Brady Bunch childhood.
The person can even lack experience if he or she is committed to working 24/7, learning the important stuff, and seeking expert advice.
But there’s one requirement that is nonnegotiable: Any viable candidate for president needs to be able to care about us.

And, frankly, I don’t know if this president is capable of it.

Ignoring Infiltration

It will turn out to be the army’s fault. They simply didn’t “adapt” themselves to Hasan’s needs. They required him to do things. They insisted on sending him to Afghanistan when he didn’t want to go. All those things they never require of Christian, secular, Jewish, or (Vishnu forbid!) Hindu soldiers. Much will be made of the fact that somebody once keyed his car. (Always a good excuse for a massacre — just ask all those lefties I shot after somebody keyed my vehicle for displaying the wrong bumper sticker.) When it happens again — as it will — we will hear cries for more “understanding,” for the armed forces to adapt to changing circumstances, for removal of crosses on military bases, for the elimination of Jewish officers in units into which Muslims might be transferred. Obama will give a speech about it. Secretary Napolitano will attend a series of conferences. As for Casey…well, who listens to retired generals anyway?

It’s time to accept that these are soldiers on a ‘sacred’ mission

It’s time we stopped viewing jihadists as terrorists and events such as took place last week at Ft.Hood as terrorist attacks. I’m tired of hearing “we’ve not determined if this is a terrorist attack or not.” It was not a terrorist attack. It was another battle in the war the IslamoFascists declared on us almost 20  years ago.

They understand that they are at war with us, but we’ve yet to come to the party. We keep viewing their battles as “events” or “incidents” or “attacks”, as though they are isolated, requiring police action and not related to each other. These zealots are at war with us and only they seem to realize it.

It’s unique to be sure and requires a new kind of mindset. We aren’t fighting a uniformed force with a national identity. Physically, they don’t look alike. (There are Muslim extremists in America, the Philippines, as well as in the Middle East – all with entirely different physical characteristics.) Because there are no boundaries on an ideology, there is no definite theater of engagement. In other words, this is a world wide theater.

We have few allies in this war. The Europeans are afraid to stand beside us because a large portion of their population is Muslim. And it’s not the politically correct thing to do. Socialists are all about what’s politically correct. I’m also sure that the French have not forgotten the youth riots of 2005 when riots and burnings took place across the nation and went on for days.

The 2005 youth riots in France

Additionally, we don’t even have the support of our own countryman against this enemy. We have a politically correct entertainment industry, press, government and military. Would we rather not offend the Muslims and take the chance that 3000 or 13 innocents could be killed? After last week, the answer is apparently yes. Political correctness is partially responsible for the deaths and injuries at Ft.Hood.

The president made it clear in the early months of his administration, that he wants to discontinue the war on terror mindset and rebrand our endeavors as “overseas contingency operations.” Because its PC-ness is so obvious it’s laughable, that phrase has become fodder for countless jokes.

In this quest to be PC, our press turns  the blame on the military for allowing alleged bullying and name-calling by other military personnel, as well as painting this killer as a victim of an uncaring army. But General Casey wants to promote a diverse military, even at the expense of a wink and a nod to officers who are contacting Al-Qaeda members outside the country: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casulty, I think that’s worse.” Can it get more PC than that? And coming from the Army Chief of Staff?

How much more do they need to do, how many more deaths of our citizens have to occur,  how much more horrific does it need to be, before we are willing to accept that war has been declared on us? These killers are not criminals in the sense that other mass murderers are. They see themselves as Allah’s soldiers in a sacred mission to kill the infidels. In the words of Hasan: “we love death more than you love life.”  They are willing to go to any lengths, including killing themselves and their own, in the furtherance of their God’s dictates.

As we continue to view these battles as isolated terrorist attacks – as though they are criminal acts and not battles in an ongoing war against us – we lose every battle. And we will lose the war, in the end.

Our fallen heros deserve better than this from us. They deserve nothing less than victory over these suicidal/homicidal footsoldiers of an evil ideology.

Absolutely incredible! Questions if CIA briefed the Army of Hasan’s attempts to contact Al Qaeda! Refusing to brief Senate!

from here. Click the link and be sure and watch the Brian Ross report on the GMA program.

“I would caution about jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.” TheOne.

How many more facts to you need, MISTER president?


U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan tried to make contact with people linked to al Qaeda.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) said the CIA had, so far, refused to brief the intelligence committees on what, if any, knowledge they had about Hasan’s efforts.

CIA director Leon Panetta and the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, have been asked by Congress “to preserve” all documents and intelligence files that relate to Hasan, according to the lawmaker.

Hoekstra said he is “absolutely furious” that the house intel committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan’s attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

Investigators want to know if Hasan maintained contact with a radical mosque leader from Virginia, Anwar al Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and runs a web site that promotes jihad around the world against the U.S.

“I love Osama bin Laden, more than myself”

The death penalty and Obama

Only 10 members of the American military have been put to death with approval from the president since 1951 under the Uniform Code of Military Justice — the armed services’ legal system.

If this terrorist is convicted, and it seems likely that he will be, the question of whether or not Obama will even approve this conviction is a good one. Hasan’s case will be tied up in military court for over 5 years, and could be in the system for as long as 15. That means that, God willing, there will be a new president and one who won’t hesitate to mete out the justice that those tragically dead and injured deserve.

This is the first time in my life that I have even entertained the thought that the president might NOT support a death penalty conviction in a case like this. But I think it’s a good question and one that should be considered: Would Obama approve a death sentence handed down by the military justice system?

With this president, I have my doubts.