This week, the President was asked about State Department whistleblowers that claim they are being pressured NOT to come forward. The President said he was not aware of this. Meanwhile, whistleblowers are scheduled to testify in Congress on Benghazi. Our Ambassador and three others were killed in a terrorist attack on 9/11/12. Some are charging the White House is stonewalling on important details to cover gross mistakes on foreign policy.
War drums continue to pound around Syria. There are charges of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime. The President said chemical weapons use constituted a “red line’ that would be a “game changer.” Now, the President said he does not want to rush to judgment. Meanwhile, the U.S. is going to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels, which are heavily supported by al-Qaeda. More than 70,000 have died in the bloody civil war, and there is not only no end in sight but things seem to be escalating.
Speaking of war, China has sent a platoon of its soldiers deep into India. The Chinese troops are reportedly setting up camp in a disputed region on the border of China and India. This is creating a crisis that could lead to yet another world conflict. The Chinese troops are about 12 miles inside India, and there is no resolution in sight.
The Boston bombing case is netting other arrests. Three friends of the surviving Tsarnaev brother are now being charged with a cover-up. I am not going to go into great detail because much is going to come out in the coming weeks and months about this horrible crime. I will say the liberal side of the mainstream media got it totally wrong when this first happened. People like Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC implied this was the work of right wing groups—WRONG!! I said this was outrageous at the time, and now I say folks like him should apologize for trying to score political points.
The economy is so weak, the Fed came out and said it is going to keep pumping $85 billion a month into the economy. Not only that, but they hinted at increasing the money printing. The economy is rolling over it and is on its way for a crash. What’s not going to help it recover is Obama Care. Outgoing Democratic Senator Max Baccus calls Obama Care a “train wreck.” Maybe it’s because employers are already cutting staff and cutting hours back to 29. Many in the medical field say when this is fully implemented in 2014, it will be “chaos.” Whatever you call it, Obama Care will be a huge drag on jobs and the economy.
The Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial has gone into deliberation. Gosnell is the Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with four counts of 1st degree murder along with more than 250 other gruesome counts. The good doctor has been charged with murdering babies that survived abortion. Now, investigations are revealing he may not be alone. Other abortion doctors may be doing the same thing—killing babies outside the womb. If convicted, he should get the same thing the babies got–the death penalty. The mainstream media has given this story very little coverage. It is alleged that more died at Dr. Gosnell’s hand than at the hands of the Boston bombers.
(Update) Gold and silver are not legal tender in Arizona. It was going to be the second state to approve gold and silver as currency. Many more are still considering doing this. The Republican Governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed the Republican backed bill. http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/usa-arizona-gold-idINL2N0DK05720130503 So disregard what I say about passage of this bill near the end of the Wrap-Up. What do these states see coming? By the way, there is a new poll out that says 29% of registered voters say armed revolution might be necessary to protect liberty in the U.S.
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