April 01, 2007 02:00 PM EST
Michael John McCrae
The Associated Press release was entitled: “White House Doesn't Support House Speaker Pelosi's Visit to Syria, Saturday , March 31, 2007 which began: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Syria, a country President Bush has shunned as a sponsor of terrorism, despite being asked by the administration not to go.
”What is it about Democrats and visiting known sponsors of terrorism?
About the picture of Nancy in her headscarf:
“Wearing a flowered head scarf and a black abaya robe, Pelosi visited the 8th-century Omayyad Mosque. She made the sign of the cross in front of an elaborate tomb which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist. About 10 percent of Syria’s 18 million people are Christian.” (http://www.myway/, 4/4/07).
The father of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the late Hafez Assad, led a regime dominated by the belief that women do not have souls.
Assad originated from the Alawite religious minority, though in essence a sect of Shiite Islam is a world apart from Islam in doctrine and practice.
“The secretive faith—in name indicating followers of Ali, son-in-law of Islam’s founding Prophet Mohammed—also combines elements of Christianity and astrology.” (Apologetics Index).
Peculiar to the Alawites is the belief that women do not have souls.
Politically Bashar Assad is a chip off the proverbial old block. Shaped by his father’s lifetime crusade against Israel, he has steadfastly resisted Israeli and American pressure to abandon support for Hezbollah. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover040407.htm
John Kerry is perhaps the most traveled of democrats. Perhaps Nancy is attempting to build her legacy in line with that of Senator Kerry.
Nancy Pelosi wants to have tea and conversation with American enemies. What could she possibly say or do to get the Syrian President to stop allowing terrorists to cross his border into Iraq?
What could Nancy promise to get Syria to stop interfering into the politics of neighboring Lebanon? Could Nancy get Syria to stop supporting Hezbollah?
In actuality, Nancy’s visit will add legitimization to the terrorist government of Syria.
The State Department is quoted: “In our view, it is not the right time to have these sorts of high-profile visitors to Syria," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters Friday.”The article continued: “Pelosi toured Jerusalem holy sites Saturday alongside a congressional delegation that included Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress…Her second trip to the Middle East, an indication she plans to play a role in foreign policy, is also a direct affront to the administration, which says such diplomatic overtures by lawmakers can do more harm than good.
Pelosi will not be the first member of Congress in recent months to travel to Syria, but as House speaker she is the most senior.”“…a direct affront…” is certainly the plan of Pelosi. She has no other right or reason to be in the Middle East.
This trip is being billed as a “fact finding” mission. Will she find out where all Iraq’s WMDs have been buried? Will she even ask that question? Would she dare ask Assad to get involved in getting the British hostages released from Syria’s good friend Iran?
As the “most senior” member of Congress to visit Syria is she going as an example of America’s diplomatic strength that states “Freedom of Death” or is she going to let Assad know she’ll do everything in her power to force the retreat of America and the victory of Islamic fascism in the nation of Iraq?
It doesn’t seem to matter to Pelosi that she is giving terrorist states legitimacy. The article continued: “White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the speaker "should take a step back and think about the message that it sends." [Syria] is a county that is a state sponsor of terror, one that is trying to disrupt the Senora government in Lebanon and one that is allowing foreign fighters to flow into Iraq from its borders," Perino said.
Pelosi's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment on why she was not heeding administration warnings.”Nancy is not alone in her search for the perfect photo opportunity or her chance at legacy building.
Quoting the article: “Others traveling with Pelosi were Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Henry Waxman and Tom Lantos of California, Louise Slaughter of New York and Nick Rahall of West Virginia, and Ohio Republican David Hobson. Ellison is the first Muslim member of Congress.
The group planned to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and to travel to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas…The speaker is expected on Sunday to address the Israeli Knesset, her first address to a foreign government. She will become the highest-ranking American woman to speak before the Israeli parliament, according to her office.”
It will be interesting to see what types of quotes media will latch onto to make Nancy’s trip meaningful. The article says: “She is expected to discuss "America's commitment to Israel and the challenges facing the two nations in the Middle East," according to a statement.” But the latest in a series of Congressional plans to retreat from the Middle East is hardly supportive of Israel. That America and the Congress in particular refuse to censure Iran’s nuclear plans in favor of appeasement and ineffective diplomacy can hardly give Israel comfort in that such ideas only aid and comfort Israel’s enemies.
Pelosi is also the major player in the attempt to establish a firm run-away date from Iraq. She and her congressional allies want, or rather need America to be defeated in Iraq. It doesn’t matter which Islamic state claims the victory as long as democrats benefit from the polls.
The article said: “Pelosi last week forced legislation through the House that would order all combat troops out of Iraq by September 2008, a measure that resembles legislation approved by the Democratic-run Senate.”
I like that term “democrat-run”.
When Islam declares victory over America I fully expect to see Nancy Pelosi wearing a head scarf in the halls of congress.
She is visiting the states she hopes will bring peace to the Middle East. She is “fact finding”.Upon her return will she share any of those “facts” with the administration that is protecting American interests or will she keep her facts to herself as John Kerry always manages to do?
Mr. Mc Crae had a question mark in the title. I removed it. There is no question. You can't dismiss the actions of Nancy Pelosi as merely "stuck on stupid" here. This is a deliberate attempt to appease the enemies of America and sell out Israel
Lord help us!