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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 328 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Silent Night For Christians
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, particularly here in America where we are free to celebrate the birth of Jesus without fear of outright persecution. Sadly, as most of you know, millions of Christians around the world cannot openly worship without fear of persecution and even death. The persecution is actually increasing as radical Islamists rise to power in the Middle East and Africa.
Meanwhile many here in Washington, D.C., are silent or worse about the violence. In fact, on this very day the Obama administration is meeting with representatives of dozens of countries to discuss hateful speech and religious persecution, not against Christians but against Muslims!
We are unveiling a new video today that highlights the plight of Christians across the globe. (Warning: the video contains some graphic images and is not suitable for children.) Please do me a favor: Watch this video and share it with your family members, friends and colleagues. And ask them to share it with their friends. (While on my YouTube page, you may subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch other short videos that we’ve produced.)
If you are on Facebook, you can watch the video on my page, and share it with others. Knowledge is the first step to making a difference. I am asking each of you to do everything you can to promote this video. We cannot remain silent in the face of such evil. Thank you.
The United States suffered a serious intelligence loss when a super-secret drone aircraft crashed in Iran and President Obama failed to act. He requested that the Iranian government return the drone, but, predictably his request was rejected. Iranian scientists are now harvesting a treasure trove of information on how the drone works and the technology of its stealth characteristics. Iran's Islamist radicals will use the information for their own gain and perhaps sell it to Russian or China. In either case it is a disaster.
Leaks here in Washington, D.C., indicate that when the Pentagon officials confirmed the drone had crashed, they presented President Obama with a number of options to retrieve or destroy it before the Iranians could get to it. Obama rejected all the options, thus insuring an intelligence bonanza for the Iranians.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told CNN that it was inexplicable why Obama didn't act to make sure technology did not fall into the enemy's hands. Senator Joe Lieberman agreed. Speaking at a media roundtable Lieberman said, "I think it would have been very difficult to rescue it, but at least try to destroy it so the Iranians and anyone that they might share it with, would not have the benefit of the technology breakthroughs it represents."
The White house had no further comment, but I am sure they will soon say it is all Bush's fault!
Time's "Person" Of The Year
The elites at Time magazine put their thinking caps on this week and pitched "The Protestor" as their "Person of the Year." Focusing specifically on "the Arab Spring," Time's cover story is a hymn of praise to the crowds that have overthrown a number of autocrats in the Middle East. Apparently Time hasn't noticed that the autocrats are being replaced by Islamists whose zeal for Sharia law hardly suggests that freedom is coming.
But Time doesn't focus on messy details. They then travel to Occupy Wall Street, where once again they see nothing but reformers looking to make the world a better place. Apparently Time has missed the hundreds of pounds of excrement that occupiers are dumping daily into public parks while they push their socialist agenda and class warfare.
So once again I dissent from Time's idea of greatness. My selection would have been Navy Seal Team Six, which in just a few minutes eliminated Osama bin Laden and sent him to his well-deserved "reward."