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Politifact During an epic rant about liberal laziness and the events in Ukraine, conservative radio pundit Rush Limbaugh made a striking claim about NASA’s new role under President Barack Obama.
How liberal laziness, Ukraine and NASA are related is a bit convoluted, so we’ll keep this recap short and sweet. Limbaugh was going off on a Huffington Post blog written by Carolyn Gregoire. In her post, Gregoire criticized a Cadillac commercial as over-materialistic.
Here’s what Limbaugh said on his March 6 show: “Hey, Ms. Gregoire, never mind that Barack Obama made NASA into a Muslim outreach department and it’s Barack Obama, your idol and hero, that makes it necessary to pay the Russians $70 million for every astronaut to the space station,” Limbaugh said.
“By the way, with this thing in the Ukraine, with the KGB vs. Obama, i.e., ACORN, what happens if Putin says, ‘You know what, you really ticked me off and I’m not taking you back to your space station.’ How we gonna get there, Ms. Gregoire? ‘Cause Obama’s shut it down. NASA’s a museum for Muslim outreach now.”
Under Obama, a Saudi Prince received training at NASA
There’s obviously some hyperbole in Limbaugh’s comments here. But we did think it worthy to attempt to answer two questions:
What is Limbaugh talking about when he says Obama turned NASA “into a Muslim outreach department?”
Did Obama shut down NASA space flights?
Limbaugh did not return a request for comment. But we’re fairly certain the origin of his “Muslim outreach” claim stems from the summer 2010 news cycle. New NASA chief Charles Bolden made a curious remark about Obama’s three-pronged vision for Bolden’s job description in an interview with Middle Eastern news channel Al Jazeera.
Bolden’s comment about reaching out to Muslim nations struck conservative talking heads and politicians as bizarre. Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer said Bolden’s remarks signaled “a new height of fatuousness.” Former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, who served during the George W. Bush administration, called it a “perversion” of NASA’s purpose.
In the years since, Bolden has traveled around the world promoting NASA but has not made many public statements.
The White House clarified Bolden’s remarks as outrage swelled, with spokesman Robert Gibbs saying, “That was not his task, and that’s not the task of NASA.” Obama did not want Bolden to extend NASA’s cooperation to solely Muslim countries (even though Muslims were the only ones featured in early videos), Logsdon said, but also to non-traditional countries in South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
We reached out to NASA for examples of collaboration with Middle Eastern countries since Bolden took over, and about Limbaugh’s characterization of Bolden’s remarks in general, but a spokesman did not answer those questions.
Limbaugh reached into the early flare-ups of the Obama presidency for his quip about NASA’s conversion into a “Muslim outreach department.” The notion stems from remarks by Bolden in an interview with an Arabic TV channel in 2010. Bolden identified three priorities from Obama, including finding “a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”
Limbaugh also accused Obama of shutting down NASA space flights. Obama certainly played a role (the shuttle flights stopped while he was in office), but the plan to scuttle the space shuttle program started before Obama took office, and Congress has not fully funded budget requests to speed along the creation of a private American space fleet.
Those omissions go beyond the realm of hyperbole. We rate Limbaugh’s claim False.
At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.
Washington Times “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”
In his state of the nation address in mid-December, Mr. Putin also portrayed Russia as a staunch defender of “traditional values” against what he depicted as the morally bankrupt West. Social and religious conservatism, the former KGB officer insisted, is the only way to prevent the world from slipping into “chaotic darkness.”
Mr. Putin’s views of the West were echoed this month by Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the leader of the Orthodox Church, who accused Western countries of engaging in the “spiritual disarmament” of their people. In particular, Patriarch Kirill criticized laws in several European countries that prevent believers from displaying religious symbols, including crosses on necklaces, at work.
“The general political direction of the [Western political] elite bears, without doubt, an anti-Christian and anti-religious character,” the patriarch said in comments aired on state-controlled television. “We have been through an epoch of atheism, and we know what it is to live without God,” Patriarch Kirill said. “We want to shout to the whole world, ‘Stop!’”
Soviet authorities executed some 200,000 clergy and believers from 1917 to 1937, according to a 1995 presidential committee report. Thousands of churches were destroyed, and those that survived were turned into warehouses, garages or museums of atheism. “The separation of the secular and the religious is a fatal mistake by the West,” the Rev. Chaplin said. “It is a monstrous phenomenon that has occurred only in Western civilization and will kill the West, both politically and morally.”
Although Mr. Putin has never made a secret of what he says is his deep Christian faith, his first decade in power was largely free of overtly religious rhetoric. However, since his inauguration for a third presidential term in May 2012, the increasingly authoritarian leader has sought to reach out to Russia’s conservative, xenophobic heartland for support.
It has proved a rich hunting ground. “Western values, from liberalism to the recognition of the rights of sexual minorities, from Catholicism and Protestantism to comfortable jails for murderers, provoke in us suspicion, astonishment and alienation,” Yevgeny Bazhanov, rector of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic academy, wrote in a recent essay.
So it’s come to this. In lieu of a president who respects Judeo-Christian values, an ex-KGB officer from a formerly atheist country is actually warning the West about how godlessness results in the kind of “chaotic darkness,” “belief in Satan,” and “path to degradation” that America is currently on.
But what’s ironic is that in this case, a leader who should be viewed with extreme caution is actually speaking truth to nations hell-bent on repeating Soviet Russia’s mistakes.
Old Egyptian saying: “Kill the victim, pay condolences to his family and then walk in his funeral.”
Eman Nabih On the 24th of December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that he was seriously concerned about recent developments in Egypt. He condemned the deadly terrorist attack on the police headquarters that killed 17 police officers in Mansoura City. That was obviously not a condolences statement because the rest of it was actually something else!
The United Nations putting in place a legal framework to invade Egypt. According to his statement, Ban Ki-Moon was troubled by the deteriorating human rights situation and political climate in Egypt under the controversial new law regulating protests. Three prominent democracy and human rights activists were sentenced to three years in prison and Egyptian authorities raided a human rights organization.
The Secretary-General viewed these actions as contrary to the spirit of Egypt’s revolution nearly three years ago. Egyptian authorities have reiterated their commitment to holding a referendum on the proposed constitution, followed by parliamentary and presidential elections. The Secretary-General reminded Egyptian officials that freedom of assembly and expression are essential elements for credible elections. The Secretary-General called on Egyptians to find common ground and renewed consensus around the country’s transition.
New government has been rounding up and jailing members of Muslim Brotherhood
Ban Ki-Moon continued to underscore the need for political inclusion and due process for those in detention (Specifically the Muslim Brotherhood). He is fully committed to supporting the Egyptian people’s goal of a stable, democratic, prosperous Egypt.
This was not a condolence statement, this was declaring war against Egypt, exactly like The Obama’s speech in Egypt year 2009. The only difference between Obama’s speech and Ban Ki-Moon’s statement, is that Obama declared war against Egypt on our territory, while the United Nations declared war against Egypt from their headquarters.
This statement of Ban Ki-Moon was just the introduction for invading Egypt when the US specifies the time. Apparently, Obama will justify his actions under cover of the UN. (Russia will not go along with this, however)
Egyptians didn’t hear a word about Ban Ki Moon being troubled for the deteriorating human rights situation when Brotherhood were in power, where they actually added a clause to their constitution which allowed the marriage of 10-year old children.
Ban Ki Moon was not troubled by the time rape and sexual assault against female protesters approved by the Muslim Brotherhood’s President of the Senate (Shura board) and several Muslim Brotherhood clerics! And he never said a word when Mohmamed Morsi actively supported female genital mutilation for all Egyptian Muslim girls, or when Muslim Brotherhood female members were cutting off young girls’ hair in the subways and in schools for not wearing a veil.
Moon was absolutely fine when verbal and physical persecution of Christians soared when the Brotherhood was in power and especially after June 30th revolution and didn’t mind when Hate messages against non-Muslims were printed in the Brotherhood Islamic media. He was OK when Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters were marking Christians homes as “Atheist and pigs” and were not troubled when the Brotherhood burnt down more than 73 Churches all over Egypt!
Moon was not disturbed when Morsi called for the establishment of the Islamic caliphate! And he did not condemn Mohamed Elbeltagy, Brotherhood leader, when he threatened Christians with a bloodbath before and after the June 30th revolution! He was silent when Morsi and his extremists clerics publicly gave hate speeches which incited their followers to kill Shiites in Syria, and cut the throats of Egyptian protesters who were against the Brotherhood regime!
While US and EU were rewarding the Brotherhood regime with funds and support, Moon didn’t mind that Morsi never took any measures to stop local hateful incitement messages and speeches, which were not only made by the Muslim Brothers and their supporters but also by Morsi himself against his own people!
How dare Moon and the West attack the political climate in Egypt about the new law regulating violent protests? Western nations didn’t even criticize Morsi when he announced a curfew and state of emergency! Where were they when Muslim Brothers and their supporters terrorized the constitutional court judges!? Didn’t hear any condemnation when Muslim Brothers carried the Al-Qaeda black flag of jihad and attacked the National Security, Intelligence and ministry of defense Buildings!
Where was the United Nations condemnation of Morsi’s regime when he murdered journalists and young social media activists? Or when they staged the Etihadeya Presidential Palace massacre in December 2012 against peaceful protesters? On the contrary, the UN claimed that Muslim Brothers are innocent without any evidence of their crimes which according to the UN are just political motives and framed by the Egyptian State!
Apparently, the UN didn’t care when Morsi gave presidential pardons to more than 1000 dangerous jailed terrorists and gave them full freedom to move around the country. Or when Morsi gave himself unilateral authority and immunity above the law, which violated the constitution.
You mentioned the spirit of Egypt’s revolution which took place nearly three years ago. So, you are admitting and supporting the 25th of Jan 2011 revolution, but not a single word about the June 3oth revolution! You are supporting 4 millions Egyptians participated in the 25th of Jan, but not a single word about more than 33 Million Egyptians participated in the June 30th revolution?!
You Ban Ki-Moon the Secretary-General of the United Nations who is much more Secretary than a General reminding Egyptian officials that freedom of assembly and expression are essential elements for credible elections?! You did not react when Muslim Brothers forged the presidential elections and their militias threatened and stopped many Egyptians especially Christians from voting to Morsi’s rival candidate!
You Ban Ki-Moon the nowhere man are lecturing Egyptians on how to handle our own country’s transition. Where were you when Morsi was dividing the country and was spreading hatred and violence? Is your mission and job in the United Nations to support terrorists and fascist regimes and lecturing the Egyptians on how to deal with them?
Egyptians reject your support and we surely don’t need your faked democracy which is based on a double standard policy!
“You know where you can stick that finger, don’t you, Barry?”
The Obama regime is pressuring Israeli generals to stop publicly voicing their concerns about the administration’s ‘pro-terrorist’ Jordan Valley security proposals in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and instead endorse the administration’s plans.
Free Beacon The administration is seeking a complete or partial IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, where the border between Israel and Jordan lies at the eastern edge of Judea and Samaria, also called the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority has long sought control of the valley. However, Israel and Jordan are opposed to an IDF withdrawal, which they fear would enable the transit of terrorists and arms through Jordan into the West Bank.
After a prominent retired Israeli general spoke out against IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, Israeli media reported that the Obama administration’s head envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Martin Indyk, convened a meeting of Israeli security officials. He pressured them to drop their objections to the plan and make media appearances in support of it to help sell a skeptical Israeli public on the benefits of a reduction in security.
Raymond Ibrahim discusses ‘Obama’s War Crimes Charges,’ shedding light on Egyptian lawyers filing a formal complaint against Barack Hussein Obama at the International Criminal Court accusing U.S. president of crimes against humanity.
ORIGINAL STORY: egypt-has-submitted-a-complaint-charging-u-s-president-barrack-hussein-obama-with-crimes-against-humanity-at-the-international-criminal-court
h/t Frederic F
Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial Muslim Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow, is a self-declared Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamist Mohamed Morsi supporter.