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The many lies of Susan Rice

A simple error or more of the same from the Liar of Benghazi?

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First there was the Benghazi lie, in which she appeared on five Sunday morning news shows to tell the American people that the attack was motivated by a YouTube video.

The Bowe Bergdahl lie, in which she assured us that the U.S. Army deserter had served with honor and distinction.

The Turkish airbase lie, in which she stated that the Turkish government had agreed to allow their airbases to be used for operations against Syria and Iran.

The unmasking lie, in which she first claimed she didn’t know anything at all about it, and then, after it was revealed that she had, indeed, requested the unmasking, stated, in a stunning display of grammatical malfeasance, that she “leaked nothing to nobody.” We’re still waiting to see if that last bit is a lie or not.

And now, in the face of Syria’s recent gas attack on their own citizen’s, we have the chemical weapons lie, in which she said as recently as January that Assad had “voluntarily and verifiably” relinquished all the country’s chemical weapons.

What did I miss?

Why do people continue to believe anything this woman has to say? If she said the sky was blue, I’d go outside to make certain it wasn’t green. And for the love of God, who at the Washington Post thought this professional liar was qualified to write an op-ed on presidential truthfulness?

Charles Woods, whose son, Tyrone Woods, was killed in Benghazi, suggested recently that perhaps Rice should take a lie detector test. He might be onto something there. Although I’m not entirely certain she couldn’t fool the machine.

Susan Rice has no acquaintance with the truth and people who believe that she’ll ever tell the whole truth about the unmasking incident are – how can I say this nicely – delusional.

 

 

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Let’s Do the Maths

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“But most of the Syrian refugees are good people who just want to live in peace,” they say.

Well, sure, they are. Let’s say that 99.99% of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that Obama has pledged to admit are good people and 0.01% are terrorists. That would be one terrorist.

If 99.9% are good people and 0.1% are terrorists, that would be 10 terrorists.

If 99% are good people and 1% are terrorists, that would be 100 terrorists.

But Secretary of State John Kerry said we’d be taking up to 200,000 refugees over the next two years.

So…

99.99% good = 20 not so good

99.9% good = 200 not so good

99% good = 2,000 not so good

So you see that the President and the Secretary of State of the United States are cavalierly talking about allowing God-only-knows-how-many potential terrorists access to your workplace, the next sporting event you attend or your child’s school.

Think about that.

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Comparing Syrian Refugees to Mary and Joseph is Ludicrous

Yesterday, liberals on social media thought they’d come up with the perfect talking point on the Syrian refugee issue. It was a gift from God. Literally. Straight from the Bible.

It was so perfect that it would shut conservatives (especially those hypocritical Christian conservatives) up for good.  They would bow down and pay homage to their intellectual superiors on the left. Finally.

It started with @owillis.

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This, in many variations, was repeated all day on Twitter.

Now what story could he possible be referencing?  Clearly, the story of Mary and Joseph being turned away at the inn in Bethlehem. It’s seasonal. They were turned away from the inn. Perfect, right?

Not really. It actually breaks down pretty quickly on every level for anyone with even a passing familiarity with the story. Mary and Joseph weren’t “seeking refuge,” just a place to stay for the night. They had traveled to Bethlehem in response to a government edict mandating a census be conducted. They planned to return to their home in Nazareth when the census was completed; hence, they were neither homeless nor refugees. The innkeepers in Bethlehem weren’t heartless; there were simply no rooms available.

You’d think that would be the end of that. You would be wrong.

This morning, I was tweeted by someone claiming that what @owillis was tweeting about was really the flight into Egypt. Yeah, that was it. The flight. Into Egypt.

While this is a more apt comparison it couldn’t possibly be the impetus for the original tweet. The easy refutation is that Mary and Joseph weren’t turned away. They entered Egypt and lived there until Joseph received word in a dream that it was safe to return to Nazareth.

The same guy asked, “Are ya really separating Christ’s birth from his exile in Egypt?”

Why, yes. Yes, I am.

The flight into Egypt isn’t a “seasonal” story if you’re thinking of the Christmas season. The fact is, we don’t know exactly when it took place, but it wasn’t from Bethlehem immediately following Jesus’s birth.

Here’s a quick summary of the events following Jesus birth. You can read it for yourself in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

  • Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
  • Sometime after Jesus birth, the Magi arrive in Jerusalem and inquire as to Jesus’s whereabouts. Matthew 2:1-2
  • Jesus is circumcised on the eighth day. Luke 2:21
  • Jesus is presented at the temple in Jerusalem. This was following Mary’s “days of purification,” which would have been several weeks. Luke 1:22
  • Mary, Joseph and Jesus return to Nazareth. Luke 2:39
  • The magi find Jesus at a house, presumably Mary and Joseph’s home in Nazareth. Matthew 2:11
  • Joseph warned in a dream that Herod sought to kill Jesus. Mary, Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt. Matthew 2:13-14
  • Herod orders that all male children in and around Bethlehem, two years old and under, are to be slain. Matthew 2:16

So you can see from Matthew 2:16 that at the time of the the flight into Egypt, Jesus could have been anywhere from a few months old up to two years old. So, yes, it’s easily separated from the Christmas story.

At any rate, a family of three is a far cry from the many thousands of refugees the Obama administration proposes to accept over the next year, all of whom will arrive with next to nothing and receive benefits courtesy of American taxpayers.

Also noteworthy is that the vast majority of these refugees are single men, not families. Young men. Some might say fighting-age men. And let me point out that the average age of a suicide bomber is early 20s. (Newsweek, Haaretz, Statistics Brain) I think that’s a legitimate cause for concern.

So I’ve covered every point I can think of to refute this ludicrous comparison. Stick a fork in it…it’s done.

 

 

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