UPDATED: As the Oil Pumps


UPDATEAround 4:15 Pink Flamingo Time, the Politico tweeted that, according to Libyan officials, the US Ambassador Christ Stevens was killed Tuesday night in a rocket attack.  If this is true, Terry Jones needs to be arrested and tried for murder.  You aren’t allowed to shout “fire” in a crowded theater, so why should he get away with what he did?  All totaled, so far, four Americans have died in Libya.

ORIGINAL POST: This one is so offensive The Pink Flamingo doesn’t really know where to start.  First, there is Terry Jones, who apparently wants to be modern day America’s version of John Brown.  The vile creature has even groomed himself to look like Brown.

First, Bibi is trying to get Obama to do his dirty work.  I absolutely loath agreeing with Patrick J. Buchanan, but this time, I am afraid I do.  After a few tense hours, it looks like Bibi has backed down and reason has prevailed, for now.  From what The Pink Flamingo gathers, Bibi is still pissed, but that’s his problem.

You need to follow the bouncing oil drum, all the way to the pockets of Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers, who literally have the most to gain as tensions in the middle east rise.

“...The public feuding between Israel and Washington ratcheted up sharply on Tuesday amid claims that Barack Obama has declined to meet Binyamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister’s visit to the US later this month.

Haaretz reported an Israeli official as saying that Netanyahu asked for a meeting with the president after attending the opening of the UN general assembly in New York in late September. Netanyahu offered to travel to Washington but the White House allegedly said Obama was too busy. Israeli officials confirmed that version of events to other reporters.

But the White House denied any intentional snub of Netanyahu, saying that the president was not able to meet the Israeli leader in New York because the pair would not be in the city on the same day. It also said Netanyahu did not request a meeting in Washington, “nor was a request for a meeting ever denied”. However, Israeli officials continued to assert in private that Obama appeared to have snubbed the Israeli leader.

It will be the first time Netanyahu travels to the US as prime minister without seeing Obama.

The perception of deepening strains was reinforced by an undiplomatic warning to the US from Netanyahu on Tuesday over Iran’s nuclear programme which prompted suspicions in the Obama administration that the Israeli leader is dabbling in the American election campaign. It also resulted in an hour long call from the president to Jerusalem although the White House released little information about what was said.

Netanyahu said other countries have no moral right to block an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities if they are not prepared to set firm “red lines” for Tehran, including a deadline for it to meet western demands for a halt to uranium enrichment. He did not name the US, but that is where the warning was aimed….”

Bibi is not as dear and sweet as we once thought he was.  Did you know that he has been known to hustle some of the high tech  military equipment we’ve given the Israel – our tax dollars at work – and sell it to the Chinese military?  That’s a good and trustworthy friend.

Then there is this:

UK Guardian

Get out the scorecard.

  • Bibi is in trouble back in Israel.  He will not be re-elected.  He’s saber-rattling to save what is left of his career.  He can always come back here and get a job on FOX.
  • Sheldon Adelson is one of Bibi’s big backers.
  • Sheldon Adelson is one of Mitt’s big backers.
  • The Koch Brothers and Adelson are speculating on the price of oil going up up up.
  • If the price of oil goes up, it’s a two-fer the price of one for the Kochs and Adelson
  • 1. They stand to make a couple a’ billion on the deal
  • 2. If the price goes up at the pump, Obama gets the shaft
  • If the price of gas goes up, the Koch Brothers will further impoverish the Average American.
  • The Israeli Defense Ministry does not want Bibi over here doing what he is doing.

Enter John Brown’s Ghost

Add to the mix that sniveling little jerk, Terry Jones.  One would like to think we were dealing with a grand conspiracy today, but Jones isn’t that smart, slick, or trustworthy.  The Pink Flamingo has always said he was going to get someone killed, and now he has.

…The movie is called Innocence of Muslims, although some Egyptian media have reported its title as Mohammed Nabi al-Muslimin, or Mohammed, Prophet of the Muslims. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s because most of the few clips circulating online are dubbed in Arabic. The above clip, which is allegedly from the film (update: Kurt Werthmuller, a Coptic specialist at the Hudson Institute, says he’s confirmed the clip’s authenticity*) is one of the only in English. That’s also because it’s associated with Florida Pastor Terry Jones (yes, the asshole who burnt the Koran despite Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ pleas) and two Egyptians living in the U.S., according to Egyptian press accounts.* The Egyptians are allegedly Coptic, the Christian minority that makes up about a tenth of Egypt….”

Mitt Romney Will Do Anything….

On Monday, Michael Tomasky wrote a piece saying that Mitt Romney will do just about anything to win, now that he is disparate.  I figured we had a breathing room of a few weeks, but evidently  not.  What Romney and the RNC has done is absolutely deplorable.  If a Republican were in office and were attacked by a Dem candidate we would be hearing about it for months.  Because it is Mitt Romney, everything must be done to help him win, no matter how much he lies and cheats.


“…“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in a statement. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”…”

I don’t know about you, but The Pink Flamingo is furious over this one.  I read somewhere today that Romney doesn’t give a rip about anything or anyone but his own personal ambition.  He will be beholding to no one.  He will do as he wants, and the country be damned.

It is about bring down Barack Obama, even if it hurts the pocketbook of each and every American citizen.  The price of oil, per barrel is going to go up.  In a month or so, it will go up here, at the pump.  People will be paying more, further impoverished.  Obama will get the blame.  Romney thinks he will profit.  His little friends, the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson stand to make even a few more billions.

What does it matter if it hurts We the Little People?  It doesn’t.  If we were ambitious, smart, or fueling the economy, we would be billionaires right up there with them.  Only those who don’t work hard don’t get rich, right?

I hate to break it to you, but the only people who get rich like that are those who are doing something that is not quite legal or ethical.  Normal, decent business people don’t get this rich.  The deck is stacked against us.