Israel bombed Syria at the beginning of the week, and it has huge possible consequences to the U.S., Middle East and the world. The Israelis reportedly attacked multiple sites in Syria. Part of the raid was meant to destroy Iranian rockets that could strike just about anywhere in Israel. At least 100 Syrian soldiers were killed. These scud rockets are a fourth generation missile that are precision guided, carry a 1,000 pound payload and have a range of 185 miles. The Israelis are afraid of these rockets falling into the hands of Hezbollah, a terror group backed by Syria and Iran. The Iranians charge there is going to be a “crushing response.” Syria called this an “act of war.” Whatever you call it, it’s an escalation in a civil war that has already claimed the lives of 70,000 Syrians. The big problem is going to be payback and implications of this turning into a wider Middle East war and possibly world war. Russia, China and Iran back Syria. The U.S. and its allies back the rebels that have ties to al-Qaeda–also a terror group.
Benghazi whistleblowers testified in Congress, and some bombs were dropped. One of the biggest was from Deputy Chief Gregory Hicks who said he spoke on the phone with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hours after the attack started. Hicks told Secretary of State Clinton that Benghazi was under attack. There was no mention of protests or an anti-Islam YouTube video. Hicks testified that the video was a “non-event.” Ms. Clinton knew right then and there it was a terror attack. Why the talking points for U.N. Secretary Susan Rice on five Sunday talk shows that this was a protest about a video? Second big question was who told the military to stand down? It was reported a C-130 could have been there in four hours from the U.S. airbase in Italy. There were men ready to go from Tripoli to Benghazi in cars to try to save U.S. personnel fighting off waves of attacks. The attacks lasted 12 hours. The U.S. flew 20,000 missions to bomb and attack the Gadhafi regime, and we couldn’t get to Benghazi with any air support? If Hillary Clinton knew there was a terror attack, then why the phony story about a stupid “non-event” video.
Finally, have you heard of the new Pew poll that says most people do not know that gun homicides have been cut in half since the 1993 peak? Of course they don’t because the mainstream media selectively reports the news. If you listen only to the MSM, you’d think they doubled or tripled, but that is not the case. It is also a very bad fact for those pushing to restrict the 2nd Amendment.
Speaking of guns, U.S. Senator Inhofe from Oklahoma said on ABC radio that the Obama Administration is attempting to “dry up the market” and deprive gun owners of bullets. Yes, that’s what the big ammunition orders are all about. Gun control got voted down in the U.S. Senate recently in a big way. So, DHS is buying up ammunition by the truckload to keep it off the market. We are even talking .22 caliber and 12 gage shotgun shells. If you wanted official confirmation this was the reason ammunition was in short supply, you now have it from Senator Inhofe. My question is what is going to be done about this?
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