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How many temper tantrums did she throw to get her job? One really has to wonder things like that when she constantly thwarts anybody who gets in the way of what she wants…often in the nastiest possible ways… all the while saying she knows what’s best when she hasn’t got a clue. I have said before this woman lives in a fantasy world so it’s quite possible she’ll find some way to view the criticism as a compliment.

Has Pelosi Gone Bonkers?    
Farid Ghadry   
Apr 04, 2007 at 07:23 AM

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was seen roaming the streets of Damascus flaunting a Hijab. The Hijab worn by women across the Muslim world has come to symbolize either one of three things: 1) a symbol that men control women by forcing piety, or 2) a return to religiosity because of oppressive rulers, or 3) a fashion statement. If you ask any expert on the Middle East, you would get any one of three answers. The ones who usually claim it is a fashion statement are the political rulers who usually oppress people in general. A Hijab is NOT a confirmation of the rights of women in the Middle East but rather a symbol of their suppression. 

As a Muslim, I fully understand respect of our religion by visiting US officials and I applaud that respect. Had Speaker Pelosi worn the Hijab inside a Mosque, this would have indicated respect but for Pelosi to wear it on the streets of Damascus all the while she is sitting with the self-imposed Baschar al-Assad who has come to symbolize oppression and one of the reasons why women are forced to wear the Hijab as they turn to religion to express their freedom is a statement of submittal not only to oppression but also to lack of women’s rights in the Middle East. Pelosi just reversed the work of the Syrian civil society and those who aspire for women’s freedom in the Muslim countries many years back with her visual statement. Her lack of experience of the Middle East is showing.

Assad could not have been happier because Syrian women, seeing a US official confirming what their husbands, the Imams in the Mosques tell them, and the society at large imposes on them through peer pressure will see in her wearing a Hijab as a confirmation of the societal pressures they are constantly under. No one will ever know how many women took the Hijab on after seeing Pelosi wearing it. The damage Speaker Pelosi is causing with her visit to Syria will be felt for many years to come.

 

That’s the entire article but it is linked in case you want to read it on site. In addition, there might be other articles there of interest.

The answer to the question the article poses is: no. She always has been. However, like many nutjobs she had a message that appealed to the extreme left in California rather in the same manner that Hitler managed to brainwash young minds in Germany and set the foundations for World War II.

Having had first-hand experience with bullies and mobbing, I see a lot of things that others who never have been might not realize in their own observations. Projection is one of the most powerful tools in a bully’s arsenal. How often do you see George W. Bush portrayed as a Hitler by the extreme left, while the left itself uses any means possible to win whatever is on their agenda at the moment. Remember the posts from yesterday called  “Modern Canibalism” and Tacoma.

Update:

Logan Act The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.

Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, which authorized the arrest and deportation of aliens and prohibited written communication defamatory to the U.S. government.

The Logan Act has remained almost unchanged and unused since its passage. The act is short and reads as follows:

“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1810439/posts

For further reading: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33265.pdf

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