HOW WILL TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST BE RESOLVED?
by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret.)
(Feb. 6, 2011) — Yes, America, you are watching while Washington attempts to right itself. Obama and his Progressive Socialists supporters/followers are self-destructing from ineptness but are not giving up to changing America in 2011. What does a country and its citizens do as their nation continues to decline in power, financial stability and security of its people? At this time, we do not have the leadership to right the ship in time to save the Republic from severe damage.
What is striking about the Chessboard moves and the current crisis in Egypt is the rapidly changing scene and evolution of events and uprisings. The Chess Masters in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood are playing out their moves very judiciously and both fully understand the domino effect of radical Islam, the caliphate and Jihad. Yes, we do have three games in one: Chess, Poker, Dominoes!
Egypt is key but not the only chess move in play. Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are very much in play. Russia and China remain in their similar modes of non-involvement playing their moves behind the scenes as the United States finds itself languishing in the Sea of Ambiguity. We have a President in the White House, A National Security Council, and State Department under Hillary Clinton and Defense Department under Gates that seem to be as “clueless” as ever. The moves on the chessboard have global impact because of energy, global trade, and finances. If the trade routes are cut off or disturbed when oil and other goods cease flowing, the world economy (already at a precipice) could implode in hours and days with a twelve day global financial collapse scenario. After-all, it ostensibly started as a food problem in Tunisia; say the pundits, but of course, it is much more.
The dollar and global currencies, already falling in value, would plummet. The year 2011 may be, in fact, the year of the Apocalypse or at least a series of apocalyptic events that changes the United States and the world as we know it. Watch the movement of the oil market and other commodities to be the key indicator of the future.
Why are there no serious initiatives on the part of countries outside of the Middle East? Iran continues to stir the pot unmolested! Iran no longer hesitates to state publicly that its forward defense line now passes through “Lebanon and Palestine.” In practice, the Lebanese-Israeli border is in fact Israel’s border with Iran. Let us not skip over the importance of Lebanon. Israel is now tightly surrounded by a well-organized radical Islamic effort, akin to the pre-1967 war status. Enemies became peaceful neighbors, and now those peaceful neighbors are no more. The series of events in Egypt and the turmoil of the Middle East may be the pathway to nuclear confrontation.
A warning to our Generals and Admirals – reposition our forces now for future events. Do not be mislead by the political leaders as we were in Vietnam. Your duty is to the constitution and the American People, first and foremost.
The Declaration of Independence states: “To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.” The ship has been righted to some degree by the November elections but so much more needs to be done. Obama must resign and early new elections must occur to bring new and strong leadership to America.
We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House, the Halls of Congress and many judicial courts to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of Progressive Socialism and chaos. In our opinion, President Obama, his appointees and czars must be replaced immediately. As Obama calls for President Mubarak of Egypt to step down, Obama should step down as well. This is the current battle that we Constitutionalists face and we must be aggressive in our efforts. We must adhere to our Constitution. Obama will continue to by pass Congress and the people in his progressive agenda because that is who he is and that is what he believes he has the power to do. Congress, you must stand tall for the American people and enjoin the Supreme Court to halt Executive branch violations of law and the Constitution.
Incompetence, treason, corruption and Dishonesty of officials now come into play as relates to our National Security and Economy and is the rationale for resignations and a change of government. My emphasis in this article will be a continued plea for Americans to Demand Resignation of these officials by the people of this country. We are at a point that if Demand Resignations and a new Congressional make up do not change the direction of the country then we must proceed to Impeachment, arrests and a serious transfer of Power at the highest levels of government. Obama’s eligibility to be President must be totally vetted to confirm his legitimacy.
Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address, “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.” Being a representative republic, not a democracy, and “rising up” means other than revolution by use of arms. The people must “rise up” (Stand Up as we say now) from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power…resignation, elections, and impeachment.
The oath is simple and reads:
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant and some have engaged in treasonous activities, and they effectively thumb their noses at us and have sold you to the highest bidder.
The Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution, which granted the federal government enough authority to cultivate, promote and secure the Blessings of Liberty. The balance of authority and individual liberty was understood. Power was confined to that which was enumerated in the Constitution with a certain and meaningful intent for check and balances.
Power, money and benefits beyond the reach of most Americans are the basis now for many politicians and revolving door appointees staying in office. As well, Members of Congress need to spend most of the time in their States and convene only once a quarter in Washington. A representative expected to stay in office in the 3rd Congress for approximately two years now expects 12 years, or 6 terms – so much for a “citizen government.” They must be termed out. But this can be changed through grass roots organization and discourse.
All branches of the federal government have increasingly acted against the best interests of the states and the people, reaching farther and farther beyond the scope and authority granted them in the U.S. Constitution and today, the federal government functions with utter disdain for states’ and individual rights. With no venue available in which to demand redress of grievances in the legislative, executive or judicial branches of the federal government at present, we have determined that the people of each state, via their elected state officials, must take broad but specific state measures to force the federal government to live within the confines of the U.S. Constitution, for the sake of the sovereign states and the citizens thereof. In accordance with the U.S. Constitution, Congress and the federal government is denied the power to establish laws within the state which are repugnant and obtrusive to the U.S. Constitution, the State Constitution, state law and the citizens of the state. The Federal Government is restrained and confined in authority by the eighteen (18) items as set forth in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. We must make it a local and State imperative and movement….of the People…by the People… and For the People.
“We, the People” have had enough. Enough is Enough. The Obama White House and identifiable Members of Congress are now on a treasonous death march and are bankrupting the country beyond expectations. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. “We, the People” cannot necessarily wait for the next round of elections. It is now that many of these public servants (and you know who they are) must put the people and country interests above self-interest by resigning immediately. A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the country more each day. We are in a battle for the survival of the United States. This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Grass roots efforts have begun; it is now time to put this effort into over drive. America, stand tall together and we will weather the storm but we must act now!
Paul Vallely is Chairman of Stand Up America
Paul E. Vallely MG, US Army (Ret)
Chairman – Stand Up America
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.