“When Colombian Authorities killed FARC Commander Raul Reyes in 2008 they found on his computer this short ‘love note’:
In a Feb. 28 letter, FARC chieftain Raul Reyes cheerily reported to his inner circle that he met “two gringos” who assured him “the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support ‘Plan Colombia’ nor will he sign the TLC (Free Trade Agreement).”
This letter was on a FARC computer, dated Feb. 28- I’m assuming 2008- would be 18 days after Obama announced his candidacy. I sure hope it wasn’t 2007 or 2006. I always wondered how they knew.”
FARC went on to give up intelligence on how they were supported by the leftists here. United States’ Attorney Fitzgerald, while issuing forth subpoenas, has been silent on the matter since September of 2010. Huh. Imagine that- Fitzgerald a political hack. Who knew?
Marathon also posted this lovely couple enjoying a walk in the park on May Day:
OK, to recap, we have the connection between the Occutards and Hugo Chavez and FARC. We have the US Attorney (Fitzgerald) who is sitting on indictments on the material support for terrorism charges on supporters of Occutards. We have Teamsters and the SEIU supporting the Occutards. We have the connection between the Occutards and the FARC. Also the connection between FARC and Chavez.
Another question I have ruminated on is the connection between Chavez and Amadinejad. It baffled me what the two had in common and what they base their friendship on.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wiped tears from his face as he pleaded for life in his fight against an undisclosed cancer at a Catholic Mass in his home state of Barinas.
Chavez, speaking Thursday at the Mass held for his health and broadcast on state television, said cancer is a “real threat” that takes many lives and that he has faith that he will win the fight against the disease.
Chavez, who returned April 4 from Cuba where he underwent a second round of radiation therapy, said he shed tears when he felt the hands of his parents, Hugo and Elena, touch him during the Mass. His siblings also attended the service.
“If this was necessary, may it be welcome,” Chavez said, who wore a white T-shirt under a blue and white track suit. “But I ask God to give me life, however painful. I can carry 100 crosses, your crown of thorns, but don’t take me yet. I still have things to do.”
“One of the targets that Yankee imperialism has in its sights is Iran, which is why we are showing our solidarity,” Chavez said during a joint press conference. “That hill will open up and a big atomic bomb will come out,” he said of a hill next to his Miraflores Palace.
OK, so what is the connection? Let’s go to wiki:
Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah (Arabic: جزية ǧizyahIPA: [dʒizja]; Ottoman Turkish: cizye; both derived from Pahlavi and possibly from Aramaicgaziyat) is a per capitatax levied on a section of an Islamic state‘s non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria. The tax is and was to be levied on able-bodied adult males of military age and affording power (but with specific exemptions). From the point of view of the Muslim rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims’ acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, “just as for the inhabitants it was a concrete continuation of the taxes paid to earlier regimes.” In return, non-Muslim citizens were permitted to practice their faith, to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy, to be entitled to the Muslim state’s protection from outside aggression, and to be exempted from military service and the zakat taxes obligatory upon Muslim citizens.
The word jizya is derived from the root word that refers to “part”, hence taken from a part of the wealth of the non-Muslim citizens. In fact, the use of the word jizya was not even necessary. Al-Tabari wrote that some members of the Christian community asked the companion “Umar bin al-Khatab if they could refer to the jizya as sadaqah which literally means “charity”, which he approved of.
There is really no difference between the new democrats and hard line Islamists. Democrats of Obama’s stripe demand payment from people that oppose them- they “Reward their friends and punish their enemies.” These payment demands are usually “for the children”- as if it were some sort of charity, but really it’s a tax on success, success being antithesis of anything Obama.
Just as Christians must pay jizya to Muslims to continue their way of life, Obama is demanding payment from Capitalists to continue operating in a Socialist economy.