Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Flipping through the channels the other day I stumbled on this old interview of Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Al Jeezera America (Al Gore’s also-failing alternative to failing news network MSNBC).  Al Jeezera America found, in Kennedy, another quasi-credible source to support its own underlying anti-America bias.

While it was entirely foreseeable to any American (except Al Gore) that Al Jeezera America would go toes up in the ratings, I was startled that a Kennedy would put forth some of the opinions that Robert Kennedy, Jr. espoused. It sounds like Robert’s early drug use left him with some lasting brain damage.

Robert Kennedy Jr. talks to David Shuster | Al Jaeger America

Al Jazeera America: You wrote recently that corporations that deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and systematically sponsor climate lies should be given the death penalty. Explain what you mean, and is there precedent for this?

Robert Kennedy, Jr.: Corporations exist under charters that are issued by the state. It’s essentially a license to do business in a particular state. In every state that issues corporate licenses, the license requires that the corporation function for the public interest and that they cause no harm.If a corporation begins to cause harm or if they function against the public interest or conduct themselves in ways that are contrary to the public interest, the secretary of state or the attorney general of that state has the right to withdraw their charter. This has been done before. [In] 1998 the Republican attorney general of the state of New York, Dennis Vacco, gave the corporate death penalty to the Tobacco Institute and to some of the other front groups for the tobacco industry.

via Robert Kennedy Jr. talks to David Shuster | Al Jazeera America.

Will past be prologue?

On October 5, 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech in Chicago in which he spoke out strongly against Axis aggression. He said in part:

“The political situation in the world, which of late has been growing progressively worse, is such as to cause grave concern and anxiety to all the peoples and nations who wish to live in peace and amity with their neighbors.”

“Innocent peoples, innocent nations, are being cruelly sacrificed to a greed for power and supremacy which is devoid of all sense of justice and humane considerations.”

“Most important of all, the will for peace on the part of peace-loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a course. There must be positive endeavors to preserve peace. Most important of all, the will for peace on the part of peace-loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a course. There must be positive endeavors to preserve peace.”

America and its allies didn’t react. Two years later Hitler invaded Poland, triggering World War II. America still didn’t react until Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor.

As Obama kicks the nuclear Iran issue further down the road, the growing prospect of our next Pearl Harbor becomes indeed frightening.

Confucius say: Man who sticks head in sand will get ass blown off.

Retribution

In a blatant act of political assassination Obama is using his personal hit man, Eric Holder, to destroy a fellow Democrat who had the audacity to disagree with him on Iran.

After Senator Menendez Stood Up to Obama on Iran, Holder to Charge Him w/Corruption

Let’s get one thing out of the way, the administration bringing charges has openly sold ambassadorships to donors and bundlers.

It has arranged for huge grants to companies owned by its donors. Holder, who moved these charges forward, got involved in the pardon of Marc Rich, a wanted fugitive, in the hopes that he would get the Attorney General spot.

So whatever the merits of the case are, this is political. Top Democrats like Rangel and Reid have committed blatantly illegal acts. As Senate Majority Leader, Reid worked to aid Chinese business interests linked to his son. Hillary Clinton’s brother got a special mining concession from Haiti. Menendez isn’t being charged because of the merits of the case.

He’s being charged because he stood up to Obama on Iran. The timing here isn’t coincidental.

via After Senator Menendez Stood Up to Obama on Iran, Holder to Charge Him w/Corruption | FrontPage Magazine.

In a just world

In a just world, Hillary Clinton would be barred from running for president for committing the same felony that caused General Petraeus’ demise.

Clinton private email violated ‘clear-cut’ State Dept.

The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO has learned.

via Clinton private email violated ‘clear-cut’ State Dept. rules – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.

The only difference is that, hopefully, the General will rebound and the Clintons will not.

Dave Petraeus, National Hero

I’m not sure how, but he will serve his country again. In fact, in what he is already doing—not only for our national security debate, but also our wounded warriors, our next generation of students that he currently instructs when wearing his teaching hat, and Americans around the country who admire his grace under duress, is just the latest chapter in a remarkable career that is far from over.

via Dave Petraeus, National Hero – Michael O’Hanlon – POLITICO Magazine.