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Baltimore Police Allow Rioting

The lamestream media told you:

"We are deploying every resource possible to gain control of the situation and ensure peace moving forward," Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, on page one of USA Today. Two images in the Arizona edition showed heavily uniformed riot police tussling with a few individuals in the street. The national edition had a different calm image.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

While USA Today would, if asked, insist that they accurately quoted the mayor (I asked, they did), the mayor's statement is false, an outright lie, which anyone watching witnessed on live TV, as hundreds of heavily uniformed riot-equipped police officers stood in lines. They calmly watched rioters and looters setting fires, driving stolen cars into fires and creating general mayhem easily within reach, while they had obvious orders to stand around and do absolutely nothing.

No reporters from USA Today asked the mayor about her obviously false statement, or if they did, editors at the paper refused to use her response. The image in the national edition of USA Today on the same day shows a single evidence-quality photo of a black male suspect carrying what appears to be stolen contraband past a background of fire, smoke and police vehicles. No images of hundreds of police standing around doing nothing were run, for reasons that were unclear at press time.

Despite the mayor's inaccurate statement of doing everything possible, she decided to enact a curfew the day after the riots, which allowed the riots to take place, 200 businesses to be destroyed, and her black brethren to load up on stolen goods, an unpopular commentary to make. Mr. Obama blamed the media, the police, hopelessness and said we need to do "soul searching." Searching some of the "soul brothers" might turn up some of the stolen loot. No searches are planned.

Despite wall-to-wall coverage of the one black man who died, igniting the black riots, black mea culpas, white guilt and conservative and liberal talk shows, more than 70 blacks have been murdered in Baltimore this year alone, with no news coverage, no mea culpas and no talk shows, causing cynical observers to suggest black lives don't matter. Who are these people? No one is saying publicly. The cause of death for the one black whose death ignited the riots is not known, though six people are being charged with his murder.

For a map of black, white, male, female and other shooting victims in Baltimore:
http://www.gunlaws.com/GunshotDemographics.htm

Check current Baltimore murder stats, on a map, including by age, gender, race and year:
http://data.baltimoresun.com/bing-maps/homicides/?

Go ahead and look, I'll wait, it's stunning.

Congress Stops Obama From Giving Iran Nukes

Congress Votes 98 to 1 Against His Plan

Media buries the story

Historic bipartisan vote unprecedented



The lamestream media told you:

"The Senate voted 98-1 to approve bipartisan legislation that would require president Obama to let Congress review, and possibly reject, any final nuclear deal with Iran. The bill still must be approved by the House, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he will urge its passage." USA Today

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a one-inch blurb buried at the page bottom under "Briefs," and then last, under "Also," USA Today, an outspoken promoter of the person currently in the White House, embarrassingly buried a disastrous defeat in Mr. Obama's radical effort to provide radical Iran with nuclear-weapon capabilities.

By a virtually unheard of vote of 98 to 1 against Obama's major foreign-policy initiative, Congress voted against his plan to create a nuclear scheme for the world's most rogue islamist nation that would expire completely in a number years, and during its existence would do little to prevent the sharia-based warlike jihadi muslim dictatorship gear up for atom-bomb production.

As USA Today describes it, Congress will be able to see only the "final" deal, and "possibly" reject it, as if the near unanimous vote doesn't signal the outrage within Congress over Mr. Obama's efforts -- which have been obvious so far. As a last-gasp effort to suggest Obama may somehow squeak through without a need for Congress, the one incher points out that John Boehner, Speaker of the House, would still have to move the bill. Boehner and Obama are arch rivals.

Iran has already publicly stated it has no duty to obey the terms of the deal, and it wants sanctions against it lifted immediately upon signing.

The mainly financial sanctions are hurting it badly and are the only reason it is negotiating at all, if you can call it that, and all deals with it in the past have been grossly violated without compunction. It refuses to repeal its adamant call to murder all Jews and wipe Israel off the map, it remains the largest state-funding source for the global jihad, the jihad it sponsors calls for the extermination, enslavement or conversion of the entire world population to islam, and Hussein-Obama has already agreed, through his rep John Kerry, to let the entire deal expire in a decade and a half anyway, making it basically a go ahead for Iran to build atom bombs.

Why would an American president do that, Congress asks itself, then votes 98 to 1, in unheard of unison effort, against letting him do so.

USA Today decides this news should be buried. The biggest story on page one for the day, including a large color photo and double-spaced type, announced that David Cameron might win as Prime Minister of Great Britain, but they don't know yet. Was that bigger news? (He eventually won.)

It is not "the government"

Every time you see the word government or federal government, in your mind substitute "the people working in the capital." Because government isn't a thing, it is people. It is the people working in the capital. We did not give powers to government in the Constitution, we gave powers to the people working in the capital. State or D.C.

These people took these powers we gave, and abused them, acting as this camouflaged thing called government. It's not government. It's people working in the capital. Elected people, appointed people, hired people. Government is like Soylent Green -- it's people.

The entire complexion of the debate -- and your understanding -- changes, when you stop talking and thinking about so-called "government," and start talking and thinking about the people working in the capital, to whom we delegated power. They are the problem. Not some amorphous, faceless, indeterminate so-called three-syllable g word.

I've used the word government throughout this Page Nine report, so you can make the change in your mind and see how it works. Watch the news and read the papers and make the mental switch. Whoa.

Bomb Jokes in Texas

While the media, left wing and half the right wing in America went apoplectic over showing 200 nice drawings of mohammed in an art contest, I had to wonder what other elements of sharia law they thought we should also bow down to and obey. The media is still portraying this wholesome American art exhibit, contest and political statement in derogatory language, watch for it every time it is mentioned, you'll see the built-in bias and prejudice. If you haven't seen the drawings (most people haven't, the media has been sharia-scared into suppressing them), look:

The Contest Winner:

 

http://iotwreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mohammadcollage.jpg
Click to see them all


In contrast, islam belittles Jews constantly, but no one complains:



The original mohammed drawings that made the religion of peace go crazy are in my book on the things you're not supposed to say. I have gathered so many new things you're not allowed to say I could write two new books on it. Please buy the first one, it's a whopper:


Bomb Jokes At Airports --
And 186 Other Things You’d Better Not Say
http://www.gunlaws.com/BJAA.htm

Gannett's #2 newspaper ran my letter (!) chastising them for scolding the wonderful art exhibit, saying it shouldn't have been done, and then pounding their chest as a defender of free speech. But that's nothing -- the lunacy of other letter writers on the subject was stupefying, pasted together neatly, drop me a note I'll send them to you:
Alan.

ADVANCE ALERT!

A major magazine cover story on gun-law author and expert Alan Korwin is planned for release in Phoenix -- just prior to billionaire Michael Bloomberg's class for journalists, on how to report on gun violence -- also scheduled for Phoenix. The timing appears to be a coincidence.
 
The seminar, scheduled for the last weekend in May at ASU, and run under the banner of the usually highly respected Columbia Journalism School, has been widely criticized as a propaganda effort to prejudice journalists. That's because the named sponsor is one of Bloomberg's anti-gun-rights leagues. The gun-control group established a budget to pay for pre-screened journalists in the western U.S. to attend the program in Arizona. By another coincidence, Bloomberg plans to run a voter initiative in Arizona for a gun-control bill his lobbyist failed to get through the state's legislature, despite four attempts this year.

The speaker roster at the two-day class is a who's who of gun-control advocates, with two other voices added after a national uproar broke out. Journalism ethics forbid even the appearance of bias. Bloomberg and Columbia's representative deny any bias.
 
The feature story, scheduled to come out in The New Times, known for its investigative style, is reportedly a lengthy piece with cover photo, done under what appear to be admirable conditions, with apparently diligent research, significant background work and fact checking in which Korwin cooperated fully.

This included introducing the reporter, Elizabeth Stuart, to her first shooting-range experience: gun-safety training, target practice and a unique "book shoot" with several other news organizations (TV, radio and print) gathered for a chance to plink at a copy of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide. Results were uniformly positive.

The publication in question however is not generally perceived as neutral to RKBA. With the coincidental timings and the knowledge that most media aren't RKBA neutral, we await its release this Thursday with a degree of hopeful anticipation. (as with the release of any coverage).
 
"In agreeing to work with the publication on the proposed feature, I had to weigh the outlook of a story done without my cooperation, or on someone perhaps less well versed speaking for RKBA issues if a story was on their agenda anyway, or seeing no coverage at all. This was four months ago. I recorded the hours of  interviews myself, and thought the reporter was surprisingly even handed -- a point we discussed over the months. I'll know how wise a choice I made soon. Wouldn't it be great if we have a story that balances the discussion?"

Pick up a copy of The New Times at kiosks and retailers throughout the Phoenix metro area starting Thursday, May 28, 2015, and let us know what you think. It will be available online as well.

Alan's bio, background and photos: http://www.gunlaws.com/consult.htm

School Safety With Guns in USA Today



Under the unlikely headline of "School Safety," USA Today features a picture of a Pakistani woman purportedly being taught how to use a rifle to protect her students, after 136 of them were butchered by muslim fanatics. Americans have been clamoring for any such training in this country for years, which USA Today treats as lunatic fringe stupidity and resists with every word it prints. Why the change in policy, for oppressed women in a muslim-majority nation that severely represses civil rights and women is hard to imagine, and nothing but the picture ran in the paper, with no explanation or followup of any kind. The newspaper failed to issue its usual warnings that the guns might go off, the teachers might shoot their students, or themselves, or get stolen, set a bad example, encourage violence, and the women might get the Taliban angry by being armed, leading to bloodshed and injury statistics.

The Blatant Racism of "Diversity"

The lamestream media told you:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/12/08/apple-amazon-diversity-technology-eeo-1/19922039/

"Apple and Amazon, two of technology's most powerful companies, are refusing to release federal data on the diversity of their workforces. Spokeswoman Kristin Huguet declined to comment on why Apple would not release the data. Amazon spokesman Ty Rogers did not respond to requests for comment.

"For years, technology companies fought sharing any demographic information about their employees, claiming the information was a trade secret...

"...Stanford fellow Vivek Wadhwa says Apple and Amazon have a responsibility to the public to be more 'publicly accountable for diversity... This refusal shows that they have something to hide,' said Wadhwa...  Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies blocked the release of the data from the U.S. Department of Labor to news organizations such as the [far left leaning] San Jose Mercury News that had filed public records requests.... USA Today asked the holdouts to produce the federal filings...

"Only in recent months have the industry's top companies opened up about the persistent lack of diversity in their ranks. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader who urged companies to release the data, says the tech industry is entering a new era of transparency... Rosalind Hudnell, Intel's VP of HR and 'chief diversity officer' seeks 'to drive improvement in a collective fashion.... Wadhwa thinks the industry should 'come clean.' " [many similar stories nationwide]

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Reporters and the narrative controllers in the lamestream media have their panties in a knot, having recently discovered that the greatest technological achievements of modern times have been accomplished essentially by Caucasian and Asian people, according to experts with knowledge of the situation.

Amazon, Google, Facebook, eBay, Apple, so many American-based tech giants responsible for the miraculous advances of society made possible through digital electronics have workforces wholly unrepresentative of third world countries and so-called "disadvantaged" and "communities of color" within the United States, as reported by left-leaning "news" organizations.

"Diversity" promoters and affirmative-action activists, along with welfare and takings coalitions of various types are screaming about the lack of "diversity" within these wildly successful companies -- whose employees have been built up based on merit, performance and results.

The results speak for themselves, experts say, to the chagrin of race-based non-diverse complainers, who are largely black (or claim partial black heritage), and get disproportionate media attention. Champions of the targeted companies got little exposure, except for the fact that everyone in the world, including the complainers, use them extensively.

In Japan and now China, which have supplied much of the hardware and software that supports the American successes, have workforces that are nearly totally homogenous with no diversity of any kind. No dilution of the quality or demographics of staff there is being called for by anyone. Some American sports teams, long known to be out of diversity with the general population, have been attacked recently for their names.

In numerous long articles just coincidentally appearing simultaneously, the monumental technology achievements of Caucasian and Asian people was attacked by the lamestream media, whose own diversity numbers were not included, and have not come under scrutiny so far.

How Blatant Is IT?

Google: one of the greatest achievements of modern mankind, literally Isaac Asimov's dream come true -- The Encyclopedia Galactica -- the book of everything -- instantly available, everywhere. More accurate and more thorough, by orders of magnitude than The Encyclopedia Britannica, the former champ, now a 99-pound weakling and out of print in 2010. Created (gasp!) without what the "rainbow" diversifiers are screaming for.

Amazon: a shopping mecca beyond anything imaginable to R.H. Macy, F.W. Woolworth, Sears & Roebuck, Harrod, and every mega mall builder who ever lived, combined, where leaving home isn't required, with deliveries to your doorstep -- at no charge. Same lack-of-diversity advantage.

eBay, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Intel...



So what do they have in common? They are (primarily) the work of select groups of people, as reported recently in upside-down fashion by the lamestream media and America's loudest black racists. Caucasians, the basic architects of Western Civilization, the greatest civilization to populate the planet, responsible for more art, medicine, creation of wealth, reduction of poverty, advancement of science, invention of industry than any other, and Asians, also with remarkable developmental roots... the assaults on them are reprehensible.

These digital giants resulted from self-selected teams who found their ways to Silicon Valley, agglomerated, started from garages and apartments with little more than the clothing they were wearing and educations, driving ambition, and built the most stupendous creations of the modern age. And the race bigots are indeed blaming them, and working to force non-remedies upon them, to everyone's detriment. Everyone's.

Now obviously other groups have done great things, and I'm generalizing here to make a point, obviously. And the stats require factoring in demographics within the population, I know that, but that's not stopping the attacks either. So just bear with me for a minute before you start shooting the messenger.

Right. What does the vile and vicious "news" media and racist destructive elements of our modern society do about this? They assault the masters of accomplishment for not having more artificially injected "diversity" -- the racist code word for forcing unqualified people into jobs and places they did not fit into on their own based on merit.

Instead of praising the performers for their performance, awarding medals and recognizing their stellar accomplishments, radical leftwing culture warriors and PC race baiters berate them for not meeting a racist goal, and the corrupted "news" media gets behind them in blind lockstep. That perverse denigration of everything excellent, with its guilt-laden call to water down accomplishment and demand the infusion of "people of color" (formerly colored people, now a banned term, except in the NAACP) regardless of their ability to perform. If people have the needed ability, they would be there already.

See the chart above again.

Actually, these firms are of mixed blood. These magnificent firms are not apartheid, they are not 100% pure lily white (and Asian, let's not forget all the high-performance Asians, and others), as the "news" media and racists would have you believe, or wish they were, to perfect their narrative. (Isn't bean counting racist?)

But in other news:

Sixteen black men were murdered again in cold bloody blood right here in the U.S today, by other black men living in ghettos, the same as yesterday and the day before. No national news coverage made the news for reasons that were unclear at press time, according to Brian Williams' replacement.

This helps keep the annual total of murdered ghetto blacks at 6,000 per year, and proving that black lives don't matter, despite Al Sharpton's protests to the contrary. The causes, though known, are ignored.

Jesse Jackson could not be reached for comment. Everytown for Gun Sanity and the Brady Center for the Promotion of Gun Violence both were busy campaigning to restrain the law-abiding public and repeal gun rights, for safety.

Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas!


The lamestream media told you:

A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous.

Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into the "wild west", there will be shoot outs, police won't know who the bad guys are -- all the usual BS they say every time we pass a gun bill that expands freedom."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

It's the BITS (blood in the streets) paranoia and she's right, we encounter it every time. This is a fundamental failing of the journalism profession. My colleagues act out on their obvious fears and spread their own terror where research and reporting should go, grossly misleading their audiences.

They get it wrong, fail to observe evidence in every case, endanger civil rights, public safety and serious legislation. They should be reprimanded or replaced, but never are. The system insulates itself from correction and attacks its critics or goes into denial instead. They deny this. It's a prime example of hoplophobic behavior -- but the medical community argues that our definitions are faulty. OK. You explain it: they get it wrong, irrationally, every time, the same way. A paranoid reaction specific to guns and the right to bear arms by their fellow citizens.


Kansas State Rifle Assn. president and lobbyist Patricia Stoneking reports:

"Train Me Kansas is growing exponentially. I'm very pleased! Our new Constitutional Carry law goes into effect July 1, 2015 so right now I'm working hard to educate people about what it really means.

"Right after the bill (SB45) cleared the last hurdle I rushed home from the statehouse and I launched Train Me Kansas!  I had everything ready to go so all I had to do was make it public. You would not believe the response! It has been literally phenomenal! Listing submissions are pouring in!

I have three huge sponsors but need to get busy adding to those so that's what I'm working on now. Anyway, I thought you might like to take a look at our website, https://www.trainmeks.com. And here is a link to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.trainmeks.org
We used your Guns Save Lives heart for that! Thank you for authorizing me to use that! [That of course was my honor, and other state associations are welcome and encouraged to put the friendly Gun Saves Lives heart to similar use. Alan.]


Click to go there


We used a lot of material from your Train Me Arizona site and I sincerely appreciate you authorizing us to do that!  It saved me from having to write a lot of copy and gave us an excellent model to develop our site and program from. [Nothing would be better than to have any of these ideas that are worthy spread; no need to reinvent the wheel, and gain extra power through built-in recognition and awareness. Alan.]

We still have work to do on the website. As we develop it we see things we want to change a little and I think it will be a work in progress for a bit yet. I just thought you might like to know about the passage of the law and the launch of the program. [Absolutely! If you don't object I'll borrow from your good ideas as well.]

Hope all is well in Arizona and again, thank you for allowing us to use Train Me Arizona as a model and reproduce material from your website altering it to fit Kansas of course. What a brilliant idea you had and other states should do this as they pass Constitutional Carry. I think that's the coming wave as I see at least a dozen other states pushing for it.

[Eight states have it Patricia, 21 pursuing it with bills drafted and introduced, see the chronological list and details, including ideas on pushing it in your state here: http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryIndex.htm]

[If you don't go to the link, keep in mind the two main unexpected obstacles you'll face: police, who you can engage with early and turn at least some into allies, and firearms trainers, who will perceive Constitutional Carry as taking away their government-mandated rice bowl. This is short sighted, since without required permits, the entire armed citizenry becomes the market size, not 2 or 3 percent willing to bow down for government permission slips. We see this everywhere, but that license-cartel is a tough nut.]

Hope you are feeling better. You were pretty sick when we talked a month or so ago.
[Flu-like symptoms, now gone, gave me a rest.]

Yours In Freedom,
Patricia

Patricia Stoneking
Train Me Kansas LLC
PO Box 117
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone (913) 667-3044
Fax (913) 441-4436
Email: pstoneking@trainmeks.com
Website: http://www.trainmeks.com

Is Kayla Mueller Really a Hero?

NOTE: My Arizona readers have seen this, as Ms. Mueller was from Prescott,
a local town, where they are considering a statue (or something) in her honor.


The lamestream media told you:

Sweet and innocent Ms. Mueller helped unfortunate refugees in the Middle East and was tragically killed by Jordanian jet fighters, seeking revenge for the horrible televised burning death of one of their captured pilots, after she was held in Syria as a prisoner for a year, after her Syrian boyfriend failed in multiple attempts to free her. Note: There was no debate on whether horrible televised burning death in a cage was torture.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

To: The Arizona Republic newspaper
Dear Ms. Sanders, (and entire editorial staff)

Your lengthy story about Kayla Mueller in today's Arizona Republic has this one tiny mention about how she worked with "impoverished communities in Israel...".

Reports have begun to surface that Kayla had worked with Hamas in that region, a designated terrorist organization according to the U.S. State Dept., and served a role that paints a far less favorable picture than the narrative that seems to be sweeping the nation about this young woman.

Reading from her own writings posted online, if they are authentic, it almost sounds as if she was an ally of Israel's enemies -- our muslim enemies.

This is from Israeli TV, not a neutral source perhaps, but not to be discounted out of hand either:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/16455#.VN-m88YQtlW

"Kayla Mueller was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who spent at least two years working with that terrorist support group... As an ISM activist she was a tool for the worldwide jihad. A letter she wrote which appears on the ISM's website describes the usual ISM claims of atrocities that never occurred..." (read that letter at the link above)

Before we end up with stories we may come to regret, her background should be carefully vetted. Have you looked into any of this? There is more on line with a simple search. Can you confirm the veracity of these reports? You know what it means if they're true. Desire to erect statutes and push the popular tale must not supplant real journalism.

Good journalism of course demands that you do the due diligence necessary to keep any potentially unsavory history from embarrassing your organization and our nation's honor before we run off headlong in search of heroes. A starry-eyed optimist can unfortunately be used too easily by those with bad intent, or be misdirected or poorly thought out to begin with. We owe it to ourselves to be particularly cautious when dealing with youthful "true believers" and especially with enemies of the scope we have in the middle east.


With all due respect,
Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America
The Uninvited Ombudsman

(No reply received)
The Sunday paper had pages of glowing adoration for this young woman.


----:::----


Special note to Prescott, Ariz., residents about Kayla Mueller,
from a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous;
this will go out nationally soon, OK to circulate:


"I was thinking of sending The Arizona Republic a letter saying that she was a wonderful human being -- a saint, a model child -- who unfortunately was deceived by the propaganda of her liberal professors when they fed her the Clinton/Obama narrative that the Palestinians were the good guys and Israelis were the bad guy 'oppressors.' But they just published a letter from me, so I'm locked out for 30 days [Az Rep policy], so I'm telling you.

"So, Kayla volunteered to help the children of Hamas terrorists instead of Israeli children who had been maimed by Hamas rockets. True, all children are blameless and deserve to be helped, but by associating with terrorists, she put herself in peril. The lesson for other young people is, by all means, follow Kayla Mueller's example. Work to make the world a better place, but choose your friends carefully. If you hang out with murderers, you risk getting murdered. If you take up with radical, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, Islamic savages, don't be surprised when they act like radical, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, Islamic savages."

Lowering our flag

My advice [Alan speaking now], mentioned in a prior note, is that we should be very careful who we honor by lowering our flag. The rules for the flag are precise, though they allow for some judgment, and should be applied with great restraint. [That memo, to The Arizona Republic and a few friends, is reproduced below.]

Etiquette for flying the flag at half staff does not include arbitrary lowering every time a popular figure dies: http://www.usflag.org/nffhalfstaff.html.

The National Flag Foundation points out many "good-faith misunderstandings" where people not authorized, or circumstances not justified lead to half-staff flag postings. "Not to criticize or embarrass anyone, but rather to head off a growing trivialization of this memorial salute, and to preserve the dignity and significance of flying the U.S. flag at half-staff."

And let me [Alan again] add that, according to an IDF contact of mine, working with Syrians raises red flags if you haven't had too much Kool Aid: "...the fact that she ended up in Syria with her Syrian boyfriend made me suspicious regarding her world views... The first American victim of ISIS (the free lance "reporter") was also anti Israel as well as the three American hikers held in Iran when they crossed from Jordan. Apparently being anti Israeli doesn't help you in the end. I am sure they couldn't understand that." Kayla's own letters, posted on the terrorists' website with her approval, recognized that if you don't look Arab, you are subject to death on the spot.

Obama provides cover for radical islam

The lamestream media told you:

Mr. Obama refuses to use the phrase islamic radicals or anything like it, preferring to speak of violent extremism. FOX News is quite upset about this, other networks and cable stations have at least noticed it as well.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Why is to so hard to accept that the man currently in the White House is being deceptive about what's going on with the worldwide radical muslim jihad?

He is. Deal with it. Yes, the "news" media is in cahoots. Everyone can see that. Get over it.

Everyone else knows the muslims, a few hundred million give or take*, support violent quran-based jihad, they're conducting it, we're facing it. Everyone knows that, even his supporters. Obama too. By not admitting it, Obama frustrates the shoot out of us. Accept it. (*Pew Center shows 22% of 1.5 billion muslims support jihad, that's 345 million spread in 49 muslim-majority nations. And here.)

But he also frustrates the heck out of them. They want to engage in holy war, and we're not playing along (at least not yet). You can't have holy war that way.

It's like the therapy exercise: To show how aggression works, two people stand facing each other and push against each other as hard as they can, getting typical reactive results. Start over. But this time, only one person pushes. Totally different result, lesson learned. Conflict takes two.

If you think dropping huge accurate sacks of high explosives on your cities, based on intel and satellite images that make Google maps look like 1947 TV, constantly and without warning, is not being at war, then you're buying that bull pucky too. Refusing to give the enemy the very thing it wants -- a declared enemy -- is not the worst tactic (in a perverse sort of way, as long as you keep bombing them). It's not like no one in Oshkosh really knows what's happening. The top dog just won't say so.

Question: If he says the magic words, what would you have him do then -- send your children over in uniform, right? More bombs would only need more resolve and budget (which he admittedly adamantly refuses to do, raising sincere doubts about his resolve and loyalties. Remember this -- no Arab for 7,000 miles in any direction relishes the idea of this foreign power barging into their homelands and killing people face-to-face. And no Arabs there, despite their huge armies on the spot, are willing to do it themselves (just look).

How could they? It would be (sorta) like asking our National Guard troops to shoot our own citizens. Not happening. And, they know if they aren't killed in battle (mortal muslim sin), and they face the joys of capture by muslim extremists, where there are no girlyman debates of whether it's really torture or not.

I'm not supplying an answer on this conundrum. I'm just pointing this one out.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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