Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Review of MY Predictions from Day After Election 2008

October 31, 2012 -

-Bryan Baumgart

On the night of Election Day 2008, after it became painfully evident that the democrats had not only gained control of the White House but also super majorities in both houses of congress, I made some predictions for obama's first term in a post titled "And The Wait Is On".

I want to look back on that post and those predictions now:

1.) Iran WILL achieve nuclear capability within the next 4 years. Because of our overextended millitary and Obama's anti-war stance he has sold to the public, the United States will be relegated to the sidelines while the rest of the world waits on our decision.

With Iran's promise to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, Obama will demand Israel hold off on pre-emptive strikes until the Iranian nukes begin falling in Israel and Obama is FORCED to finally get in the game.
 * Though I will admit that Iran hasn't fully achieved nuclear capability at this time, it has actually EXPANDED uranium enrichment and it is now estimated (for the exact reasons I predicted), Iran could achieve weapons grade uranium within weeks and a nuclear device within months.

2.) Fundamentalist Islamic insurgents will overthrow the current democratically elected governement in Iraq and make it the center for the world's terrorist organizations such as Al Qaida, focusing on training, recruiting and re-organizing their jihad. Not to mention the certain genocide that will follow the overthrow of the current Iraqi government. Once again, Obama's anti-Iraqi war stance along with his pride will relegate the United States to the sidelines while the rest of the world waits on our decision.
* It is only fair to admit that I am only partially correct on this prediction as far as specific details; however, I am accurate if you remove the specific country (Iraq) from the statement. Iraq certainly has become a hotbed for Islamic insurgents evidenced by my post on Monday. And we are all aware of the consequences of the Arab Spring movement, which left majorities of the middle east controlled by or sympathetic to anti-American terrorist organizations.  The consequences have been devastating thus far.  One has only to look to the recent terrorist attacks against the American consulate in Benghazi Libya as proof.

3.) America will experience another terrorist attack on the same level or greater than the Septer 11th attacks sometime within the next 6 years. While the Bush administration can be credited with keeping the United States safe and free from future terrorist attacks for all 7 years following the September 11th attacks by keeping Al Qaida on the run and taking out much of its upper-level leaders making it impossible for Al Qaida to re-organize, the Obama administration WILL be credited with doing just the opposite. I could go on to guarantee that after America experiences this future terrorist attack because of Obama policies, the Republicans will go on to dominate another decade of American politics.
* While many terrorist attacks on American soil have been thwarted, the attack in Benghazi Libya on the American Consulate certainly constitutes a terrorist attack on American soil! It would be hard to argue that this attack was on the same level as the attacks carried out on September 11, 2001...but certainly these attacks were devastating for our country.  And unlike the actions of President Bush in 2001, it is revealed that President obama actually played a key role in the outcome and cover-up of the attacks in Libya which left four Americans dead. Note that I said within SIX years.  Because of the deteriorating condition of the middle-east and the increased influence of anti-American terrorist organizations abroad thanks to obama's policies, I stick by my prediction for the next two years!

4.) Russia will not only invade Georgia but also move on to the Ukraine and other former territories of the Soviet Union.
5.) Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will begin his goal of realizing the dream of Simon Bolivar by invading Columbia and daring Obama to act.
* I was mostly wrong on both accounts. You have to admit though, that both countries have become increasingly emboldened over the past four years, and have dramatically stepped up their move toward communism. Their cooperation with Iran and other American foes have left us in a precarious situation.  It's no wonder that the dictators of both countries support obama.

6.) Obama's tax policies will make it impossible for our economy to recover, thus...our millitary will weaken and our national security will follow!!
* I get to claim 100% accuracy on this one!!!  Not only has obama increased the deficit over $5,005,000,000,000.00 so far, it is projected to get much worse. The job loss under obama has been so staggering that unemployment actually went down because so many people quit looking for work after all hope of ever finding a job had been destroyed. Tuition is up, food prices are up, gas prices are WAY up, and so is spending under obama. He has spent $16,096,000,000,000.00 so far and plans another $3.72 trillion dollars for 2013.  And this is only the amount congress approved for him.  He actually requested much more. His proposed budget was so crazy that it received ZERO votes; not even a single democrat would back it!  As obama has pointed out recently, he plans to allow the Bush era tax cuts to expire which means EVERYONE'S taxes increase (including the middle class).  It means less money for job creators to create jobs which means unemployment will continue to be stagnant. When obamacare kicks in (the largest tax increase in American history), the middle class will be hit hardest.

What does this mean for the military?  Well as obama also pointed out, he plans to let sequestration go into effect which will effectively gut the military of 10% of it's budget. The Office of Management and Budget wrote, "The report leaves no question that the sequestration would be deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments and core government functions.”

Of course this economic crisis brought on by the democrats may end up being a blessing in disguise for America. Hopefully their won't be money in the treasury for Obama to seek his proposal for national healthcare. Otherwise I would be predicting the mass exodus of doctors out of America and the looming failure of the United States healthcare system.
* Well, I stand corrected!!!  No lack of funding was going to stop this crazy spender from pushing obamacare through!!!  It hasn't even kicked in yet and the doctor shortages are being reported, and with them...the ridiculously long waits for simple procedures as the quality of care has already begins to plummet. A current shortage of over 13,000 doctors is expected to increase ten fold under obamacare.  It has already hit us close to home here in Omaha, where the World Herald reported yesterday that "Thirty-eight employees at the Nebraska Medical Center will lose their jobs by the end of the year, and 100 open positions will remain unfilled as officials prepare for the looming healthcare reforms (aka: obamacare).

I certainly can't say this was fun reminiscing on my predictions from four years ago and realizing the true consequences of obama's presidency.  It is my hope that by doing so, we can avoid the same mistakes we made on that fateful day on November 4, 2008, and provide our country with some long overdue HOPE!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Terrorist Attacks in Iraq This Week (After Obama Claimed Success During Debates)

Iraqi authorities say twin bomb-ings near a market southeast of Baghdad have killed three people and wounded eight others. Police officials say the simultaneous attacks Sunday morning took place in Madain as shoppers started to arrive. Madain is 20 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad. Medics in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condi-tion of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. The blasts followed a string of attacks that killed 40 people in the Iraqi capital. Saturday was the deadliest day in nearly six weeks. (Daily Star)

Security sources said here today that the toll of Sadr city explosions reached to 13 killings and 56 wounded. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the two car explosions were in the middle of the city. The first toll announced was 5 killings and 21 injuries. Baghdad witnessed other explosions yesterday that led to tens of casualties, as the sources said. (Aswat al Iraq)

Five Iranian pilgrims and 12 others injured when an Adhesive Explosive Device went off targeting a bus transporting Iranian pil-grims heading to Samara province of northern Baghdad. "Security source stated to AIN "The AED attacked to the pilgrims' bus went off, resulting in killing five of them and injuring 12 others." (AIN)

Police sources said here today that five civilians were killed and 11 wounded in a bomb explosion. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the bomb was put in popular market. (Aswat al Iraq)

18 civilians were killed and injured when an Improvised Explosive Device went off in al-Bawiya market of al-Maamil district of north eastern Baghdad. Security source stated to AIN "The IED went off killing five civilians and injuring 13 oth-ers." (AIN)

Security sources said here today that a fed-eral police force captured 5 culprits of Touz area explosions of yesterday. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that yester-day's explosion, 80 km south Kirkuk, resulted in injuring nine civilians. The explosion took place near a Shiite mosque, which damaged three neighboring houses, as the source added. (Aswat al Iraq)

Police sources said here today that an armed group kidnapped a temporary official in North Gas Company south of the city. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the kidnapped was a Kurdish. No other details were given, except for the continued investigations are taking place. (Aswat al Iraq)

Police Department of Left Wing managed to defuse an Improvised Explosive Device in Sharkhat district of northern Salah il-Din province. A security source stated to AIN on Sunday "Left Wing police managed to dismantle an IED which was placed on a roadside in Sharkhat dis-trict." (AIN)

15 Civilians killed and injured in three at-tacks conducted by unidentified gunmen in Mosul. A security source stated to All Iraq News Agency "Unidentified gunmen attacked a family of Shabak community in Kafaat quarter where he killed the whole family that comprises three members. "Other unidentified gunmen attacked a family in Somer quarter of western Mosul where they killed a mother and her daughter and injured four others of the same family," the source added. "Unidentified gunmen deto-nated two Improvised Explosive Devices targeting a family in al-Karama quarter of western Mosul, resulting in kill-ing six members including children," the source concluded. (AIN)

A car bomb went off targeting a mosque in Urtekhrab village of Bashiqa district of western Mosul. A security source stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "A car bomb exploded near the mosque of Urtekhrab village of Bashiqa district of western Mosul which resulted in mate-rial damages to the nearby shops and cars." (AIN)

Ninewa police announced here today that a bomb car exploded without human casualties. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the explosion took place near a mosque, in Basheeqa area, east of Mosul. Only material losses were reported by the source. (Aswat al Iraq)

Security sources said here that 9 civilians were injured in a bombed car explosion mid of Touz area. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the explosion took place early this morning in Touz, 80 km south Kirkuk, which led to injuring 9 civilians and damaging three houses. (Aswat al Iraq)

Municipality official in Abi Saida area, Diala province, announced here today that 3 civilians were wounded by mortar shells explosions. Awad al-Rubai'i told Aswat al-Iraq that a number of mortar shells fell on residences in Abu Karma villages, 24 km north east of Baqouba city. Many material damages were inflicted on the residences, as he added. (Aswat al Iraq)

Security sources announced today that 9 civilians were killed and 6 wounded in armed attacks for Shabak minority families in different areas of Mosul city. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that unknown gunmen attacked the first family where the parents and a son were murdered. In a separate incident, gunmen exploded a bomb inside a Shabak family residence that led to wounding 6, including children. The third incident, 6 were killed in south east Mosul, including a mother and her daughter. (Aswat al Iraq)

Security sources said here today evening that 3 persons were killed and 12 injured in preliminary toll for car explosion in Khalis area, Diala province. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the bombed car was cornered near a square connecting Northern prov-inces and Baghdad. Shops and cafes in the site were gravely damaged by the explosion. Today is the first of Eid fes-tivities in Iraq, where the people go out for shopping. Khalis lies 15 km north of Baqouba. (Aswat al Iraq)

Police sources said here today that a pro-government Sahwa (Awakening) leader escaped death by a sticky bomb put in his car mid of Fallujah city's market. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the Sahwa leader was not injured, but material damages in his car took place. (Aswat al Iraq)

A Red Crescent em-ployee in Wasit province wounded on Sunday, Oct. 28, when an improvised explosive device went off in northern Suwaira district, north of Kut. The Red Crescent General Assembly's member, Hayder al-Jadiry, told NINA that an improvised explosive device was emplaced near the house of Red Crescent employee, Thiyab Mowafaq al-Jihaishi, in northern Suwaira district, went off when he was driving his car passing it; he is seriously wounded and been rushed to Suwaira General Hospital for treatment. (NINA)

Five policemen, including an officer, killed on Sunday evening, Oct. 27, in an armed attack on a police checkpoint east of Baquba. Security source told NINA that Qaeda gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Imam Wayis area, on the international road between Baquba and Khanaqeen, killing five policemen, including a police officer, at the rank of captain. He added that a military force was rushed to the area imposing a security cordon around it and started searching for the attackers, who fled to an unknown place. (NINA) 

***Al Qaeda had a big push here in Sept.  One of their initiatives was to palce bombs near elementary schools on the opening day of school.  They not only shoot 14 year old girls, they bomb 1st graders for going to school.

Friday, October 26, 2012

BREAKING!!! CIA’s Requests for Help in 9/11 Benhazi Attack Denied as White House Watched LIVE

US military including Special Ops nearby were ordered to stand down & not help as White House watched four Americans brutally murdered and three Libyan prisoners freed. obama makes up youtube video lie to cover-up his actions then lies to American public and UN.  

The truth is coming out now.  Just heard from high ranking officers that said “Ambassador in Peril” coded alert went out immediately as the initial assault begin.  The alert is instantaneous and goes out to the White House Watch Room and EXTREMIS (Special Ops) closest to Benghazi (Sigonella, Italy). After receiving the instant alert the EXTREMIS team would be ordered ready to act within five minutes, and would have been ready and waiting for orders from POTUS.  The watch member at the White House would immediately get the alert to his senior commander who immediately gets POTUS on the line for orders.  The administration is blaming the catastrophe on mixed intel and obama is saying he didn’t know right away, but it doesn’t add up. According to protocol he would have been alerted immediately and HE would have made the decision not to act to save the ambassador and other three Americans. EXTREMIS would have been awaiting HIS decision and standing orders are to “Preserve American Life” so if obama wouldn’t have made a decision (which he certainly did)…then they would have gone in to save the Americans.  The ONLY reason they wouldn’t go in is if ordered NOT to by POTUS.

Just listened to an interview of the father of one of the two fallen former NAVY SEALs. (Woods and Dorherty). They were at a secure CIA annex a mile away from the embassy and heard the attacks.  They asked for permission to go help the Americans at the embassy, but were ordered to stand down. As the attack continued the asked again and were again told to stand down. Three requests to help were denied so Woods and Doherty ignored the orders and rushed to the embassy to help the Americans.  All four Americans were killed because of the White House orders not to allow the Special Ops or help of any kind.  The targets were even pinpointed with lasers by a security officer on the roof and help would have been as easy as allowing bombs to be dropped on the targets by a robotic plane (Specter gunship) in the area (common practice). Four Americans brutally murdered in the seven hour attack because obama repeatedly refused extra security when requested, then repeatedly refused to allow help during the attack. WHY? And why make up the youtube video lie to cover-up? Something is REALLY fishy here!!!  


CIA Director Petraeus Throws Blame to Obama

Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ” 
Barack Obama
So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.
It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need? 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuition Subsidies Causing Tuition Hikes!!!

In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama pledged to make college more affordable. President Obama kept his promises to increase grants and expand loan forgiveness, but the cost of attending college continues to rise. As the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center reports today, tuition at public universities rose 4.8% this year. While tuition didn’t grow as fast as in previous years, tuition continues to rise faster than inflation and growth in family income. And, as we know, student debt is exploding. Graduates of the class of 2011 carry an average of $26,600 in student loan debt, up 5% from the class of 2010.  Nationwide debt from student loans exceeded $1 trillion this year,  surpassing all other forms of debt that Americans carry, including credit card debt and auto loans.

The Obama administration’s plan to make college more affordable has involved a massive increase in taxpayer subsidies to students. Even after adjusting for inflation, federal subsidies to higher education have more than doubled in the last decade to over $49 billion in 2011-12. The largest increase occurred in 2009-10 when the federal government’s share of tuition aid dramatically increased from 33% to 44%, with federal spending growing 167% from $26 billion to $44 billion.

Four-year degrees are increasingly expensive but the payoffs are not guaranteed. To pay off the student-loan debt and earn a decent return on investment for the time and money spent on college, graduates expect access to more and better-paying jobs. Increasingly, this hope is in vain. The New York Times reported last year that 22.4% of college graduates under age 25 were unemployed. An additional 22% were working in jobs that did not even require a college degree where their average annual income was under $16,000. Those fortunate enough to find jobs have discovered starting salaries down 10% on average from $30,000 in 2007-2008 to $27,000 in 2009-2010. Moreover, some studies have shown that four-year college students who rank near the bottom of their class earn about the same as those graduating near the top of two-year community colleges, further calling into question the universal value of a bachelor’s degree. It is no wonder then that Pew Research finds that 57% of Americans no longer believe that college is worth the money.

So is more money the answer? Actually, it is a part of the problem since colleges raise tuition in response to increased tuition aid. As my colleague Neal McCluskey explained in his testimony before Congress:
 According to data from the College Board, between the 1981-82 and 2010-11 school years, inflation-adjusted aid per full-time equivalent student — the bulk of which came through the federal government — rose from $4,418 to $13,914, a 215 percent increase. Meanwhile, real tuition and fee costs at four-year colleges grew roughly apace. At four-year public institutions prices expanded from $2,242 in 1981-82 to $8,244 in 2011-12, a 268 percent ballooning. At four-year, nonprofit private institutions prices rose from $10,144 to $28,500, a 181 percent leap.
It is, of course, difficult to conclude definitively from simple aid and price comparisons that aid fuels price increases. But a growing body of research controlling for variables outside of aid supports the hypothesis that aid has an appreciable inflationary effect, though study results vary by type of aid and institution.
It should come as no surprise that subsidies raise prices. Fortunately, there are now a growing number of innovative alternatives to traditional four-year colleges that have the potential to dramatically reduce costs while providing a quality education. Instead of subsidizing the expensive, inefficient and too-often ineffective status quo, government should just get out of the way. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scores of Radical Islamists Made Hundreds of Visits to Obama White House