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Despite Beverly Hills protest, Obama pushes deal with Sharia-compliant Brunei

Obama yuks it up with the Sultan.
Obama yuks it up with the Sultan.
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The Hollywood elite finally discovers what the Right has been warning of...

Barack Obama is surely use to Republicans opposing many of his initiatives, but when more-than-a-few members of the GOP align themselves with the likes of the notoriously hard left-leaning members of Congress such as Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well as more than a few leftist labor unions and green-friendly environmentalist groups, namely, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council and the World Wide Fund for Nature, that may be a signal for the Chief Executive to take pause. As reported by the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (SDGLN.com) portal on May 8, 2014, and also The Irrawaddy Journal (of Burma) on April 28, 2014, the Obama Administration is moving swiftly but silently to fast-track the Sultanate of Brunei, officially named The Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, to full membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And that special trade agreement that would "bind the U.S. to Brunei and give the Islamic Sultanate special economic privileges."

The Hollywood elite have only recently become aware of the fact that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced well over a year ago that he fully intended to completely replace secular law with Islamic Shari'a Law. It was also made clear by the Sultan upon his pronouncement that Sharia's would be the law of the oil-soaked land, that it would also pertain to the country's sizable Christian and Buddhist minority, comprising 30 percent of the population. The Sultan and his government have been very up-front that with the imposition of Shari'a Law on the entire nation. Now fully in place, corporal and capital punishments such as amputation, whipping, stoning and beheading would be meted out for crimes ranging from stealing vegetables to adultery to not paying proper respect to Mohammed to homosexuality.

Protesting outside the Sultan of Brunei-owned astronomically expensive Beverly Hills Hotel, many of the entertainment world's super rich and famous focused their paparazzi-fueled short lived march of the Sultan's persecution of the LGBT minority. Hollywood has also taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure with Sultan Bolkaih, whose personal wealth is estimated at $20 billion. Other than being a regular polo player with the likes of Britain's Prince Charles, the Sultan also is the proud owner of an estimated 2,500 luxury vehicles, ranging from Rolls-Royces to Lamborghinis.

Breaking ranks...

Several House Republicans oppose fast track on the grounds that it excessively empowers the executive branch, which many Republican critics would only hasten Obama's "race to the bottom" for the American republic and its citizens. In spite of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) siding with Obama, one House Democrat aide speaking on grounds of anonymity plainly stated, "Republicans are split ideologically, and want to know why they should take one for Obama."

As noted by Curtis Ellis of the American Jobs Alliance, "on the very day Brunei was phasing in Sharia law, Obama's chief trade negotiator Michael Froman was on Capitol Hill selling the TransPacific Partnership, which would bind the U.S. to Brunei and give the Islamic Sultanate special economic privileges." In spite of Obama campaigning on the promise that he would always side with the American worker as well as be the most environmentally president ever, SDGLN.com cited that "labor unions and others are concerned that the pact would harm American workers and exempt foreign companies and governments from environmental standards and allow them to bypass American courts."

Regardless of the fact that the Sultanate has and is still unbelievably wealthy due to sitting atop a veritable sea of oil, Barack Obama saw fit to earmark $6 billion worth of taxpayer dollars to be split between Brunei and the equally oil rich Indonesia in the hopes both nation would embrace so-called "green energy."