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  • IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas

    09/22/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | Shwan Barzinji
    IS has used chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers News / World IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas 22.09.2014 Shwan BarzinjiBasNews, Erbil Iraqi Member of Parliament Ali al-Bredi has claimed that Islamic State (IS) militants are using Chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah. In a press conference on Monday, al-Bredi revealed that IS have killed 300 Iraqi soldiers with chlorine gas. He said that the militants deployed the gas in the Siqiliya area located of northern Fallujah, a city in Anbar province, about 70 km from the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. ďResponsibility for this lies with...
  • Obamaís administration at war with itself over ISIS strategy

    09/18/2014 7:05:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is becoming difficult to escape the impression that President Barack Obama heads an administration at war with itself over the appropriate strategy to combat the ISIS threat. Speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Wednesday, the president made a point of conspicuously noting again that American troops sent to Iraq ďdo not and will not have a combat mission.Ē The clarification was not unexpected; it came just one day after Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told members of the U.S. Senate in a public hearing that there were circumstances which would lead...
  • Military Leaders Increasingly at Odds With Obama Over ISIS Strategy

    09/19/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama's strategy on how to combat ISIS is confusing at best, but one thing is clear: the battle brewing between Obama and America's top generals about how to move forward against the terror army.¬†Earlier this week during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey said there is potential he will recommend ground troops should the coalition with Arab countries against ISIS fail.¬†¬ďMy view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are...
  • 6 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Arm the Syrian ĎModeratesí (w/Videos)

    09/19/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances. Video House approves Obama's plan to combat Islamic State in a 273 to 156 vote Demonstrating yet again that we do not have an effective opposition party in the United States right now, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of Barack Obamaís plan to arm and train ďvettedĒ members of the Free Syrian Army. As expected,the Senate went along on Thursday. The Hill noted about the House vote that ďvocal oppositionĒ came from ďboth war-weary liberals and defense hawks who...
  • ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, 'Slaughter Them'

    09/19/2014 3:52:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    ISIS is calling for radicalized "lone wolves" in the United States to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and "slaughter" military personnel.This is part of what is expected to be "a continued call" for American military personnel to be targeted within the United States.According to Fox News, one British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers." The jihadist tweeted: "You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for addresses in Yellowbook or something. Then show up and slaughter them." Militants in Syria have...
  • Terrorists at the Border

    09/19/2014 5:20:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Terrorists at the BorderPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 19, 2014 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment A Democratic congressman tried to use the might of the federal government to crush an investigation into reports that an Islamic terrorist group is using the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez as a base for launching an attack on the U.S. using car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).The Islamofascist group in question is the extraordinarily brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) that has been conquering swathes of the Middle East with the...
  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 Ė Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 Ė the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is ďaware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.Ē Johnson dodged the question.
  • Iraqi Cleric Urges Vigilance Against Western Interference

    09/19/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by McGruff · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 19, 2014 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and DAN BILEFSKY
    The influential Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Friday urged vigilance against Western political interference in Iraqi affairs but stopped short of opposing the American-led military campaign against the Islamic State extremists. ďAll political leaders of the country must be aware and awake to prevent the external assistance against the Islamic State from becoming an entrance to breach Iraqís independence,Ē Ayatollah Sistani said. ďCooperation with the international effort shall not be taken as a pretext to impose foreign decisions on events in Iraq, especially military events.Ē
  • The Jihadi Logic: Lure the U.S. into the fight that Obama will quit, as in Iraq

    09/19/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) ó sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery and did not quite fathom how such a brazen, contemptuous slaughter of Americans would radically alter public opinion and risk...
  • ISIS is Barack Obama's mess and now he wants Canada's help

    09/19/2014 7:52:33 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | September 17, 2014 | Marc Patrone
    ISIS is Barack Obamaís mess. He made it and now he wants our help to clean it up. What do Canadians owe him? Heís turned his back on allies such as Israel, having proven himself a bigger friend to the likes of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood than to the Jewish state. Heís no friend of Canadaís. Instead of working with his friends, heís tried in vain to appease such longtime enemies as Iran. His rush to pull out of Iraq without leaving a reserve force behind has led to the disaster we see unfolding there now. Now Obama needs...
  • Cowardly Congress Authorizes Obama to Pay Others to Fight

    09/19/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/19/14 | Steve Berman
    Yesterday, the Senate approved a bill †to arm and train Syrian rebels, who fight against Bashar Assad, so they can eliminate ISIS, which possesses hundreds of millions of dollars, and no shortage of fighters willing to die for them.† I fail to see the wisdom in this action, or what good can come of this. †It appears cowardly, and even immoral to pay others to fight for you. The New York Times†penned almost 1,800 words describing and analyzing this vote, and even got the tally wrong in the original version. Correction: September 18, 2014 An earlier version of this article...
  • Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

    09/19/2014 8:08:41 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/19/14 | Chelsea J. Carter and Barbara Starr
    "With their barbaric murder of two Americans, these terrorists thought they could frighten us or intimidate us or cause us to shrink from the world," Obama said. "But today, they are learning the same hard lesson of petty tyrants and terrorists who have gone before: As Americans, we do not give in to fear. When you harm our citizens, when you threaten the United States, when you threaten our allies, it doesn't frighten us. It unites us." The question now appears to be not if, but when, the United States will strike ISIS in its stronghold in northern Syria. The...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • America at the Tipping Point (Part 3)

    09/16/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16 | Chuck Norris
    The CIA reported this past Thursday that the number of Islamic State fighters is actually three times what previous government estimates were, according to Fox News. A spokesperson for the intelligence agency explained that the radical Islamic group boasts between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. Those numbers fly in the face of President Barack Obama's minimization last January that the Islamic State was not a significant threat to the U.S. or world. He said: "The analogy we use around here sometimes -- and I think is accurate -- is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms,...
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to†the Anglican religion. He†focuses on†Islam as it is†-- violent and demanding the submission of everyone --†not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders"†cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend†the realities of Islam and behave†in accordance with those...
  • Even Jacksonians Pick Their Battles

    09/15/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Professor
    I am, if you havenít noticed, an instinctual Jacksonian (in the sense of Walter Russell Meadís quadripartite characterization of American foreign policy types). My first reaction is to hit hard at those who confront the US or threaten American interests. ISIS is therefore a natural candidate for a good drubbing. But more sober reflection (figuratively and literally!) leads me to conclude that a full-blooded response to ISIS is unwise, especially in Syria. For many reasons, the commitment that would be required to fully extirpate the organization is not worth the cost, and itís better not to fight at all than...
  • Why Americaís Foreign Policy Has Failed, From George W. Bush to Barack Obama, and the Antidote

    09/15/2014 8:36:51 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-09-15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Americaís foreign policy is, and has been driven by fatally flawed, intellectually dishonest premises and principles for more than a decade. As a result, since Sept. 11, 2001, our goals, tactics and strategies have ranged from wrong-headed though well intentioned, to wrong-headed and ill intentioned. If America continues to fundamentally misunderstand its enemies, let alone honestly define who they are, it risks losing its position as the worldís preeminent superpower, a calamity the likes of which may spell the end of Western civilization as we know it. President George W. Bushís crucial first mistake in this authorís view was declaring...
  • Used Koran Salesman: "The Islamic State Is Not Islamic"

    09/12/2014 7:36:38 PM PDT · by IChing · 24 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/12/14 | Donald Joy
    This is just beyond ridiculous. In his public statements, Muslim-born and -bred Barack Hussein Obama uses the Muslim terroristsí own chosen name for themselves, ďThe Islamic State (in Wherever)Ē when talking about themĖyet in his typical Orwellian, bald-faced Islamic taqiyya, he belligerently insists that they arenít Islamic: ďNo religion condones the killing of innocents,Ē Obama lied, pretending that The Koranís numerous commands and exhortations for worshippers of Allah to terrorize, slaughter, and behead ďinfidels,Ē as the way to advance the Muslim ideology and earn oneís way into paradise, did not exist. He doesnít want you to look under the hood....
  • Is Obama Addressing a Crisis or Just a 'Crisil'

    09/12/2014 2:57:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Matt Towery
    As the notorious movement/terrorist group/would-be-nation ISIS moves swiftly on its course of conquest and destruction, the White House has begun referring to this most dangerous of organizations instead as ISIL. While this vicious terrorist group appears to have at least two official names, one of which is ISIL, most news organizations use the term ISIS. Some observers have noted that the word ISIS may not be getting used now by the White House because it suggests another word; one that is too reminiscent of what the Obama administration has been accused before of exploiting -- a "crisis." All that aside,...
  • Presidential Malpractice

    09/12/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him. Carter, it's true, earned a reputation for weakness, but he wasn't blind to reality. Carter entered office urging the nation to get over its "inordinate fear of communism," and he did his best to alienate friends and coddle enemies. But when the Soviet Union's tanks rumbled into Kabul in 1979, he said, "The action of the Soviets made...
  • The Hollow Men

    09/10/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" .. Once again our secretary of state is busy observing American foreign policy rather than shaping it. John Kerry was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new museum of American diplomacy, where examples of America's leadership in world affairs will doubtless be on display along with other relics of the past. Secretary Kerry took advantage of the occasion to warn against creeping isolationism. Creeping? It's...
  • Hold On, Mr. President

    09/10/2014 5:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Stossel
    "Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?" asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. The impulse to "do something" to counter such evil is strong. But why do we assume that government doing something is always an improvement over government doing nothing? In domestic policy, encouraging government to act leads to nonsense like the "stimulus spending" that created boondoggles such as Cash for Clunkers. Our foreign policy record isn't much better, despite big successes such as stopping Hitler. Consider the unintended consequences...
  • Sowell: Success or Failure? (Obama)

    09/08/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy. First the strategy ó which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling ISIS a junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal. Saying before the 2012 elections that "bin Laden...
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on US

    09/08/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near Iceland, Greenland, and Canadaís northeast. Analysis of the flight indicated the aircraft were conducting practice runs to a pre-determined ďlaunch boxĒóan optimum point for firing nuclear-armed cruise missiles at U.S. targets, said defense officials familiar with intelligence reports. Disclosure of the nuclear bombing practice comes as a Russian general last week called for Moscow...
  • Doing Nothing is Actually Doing Something

    09/06/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    Resident Obama has come under attack from critics lately for the pandemic chaos evident at home and abroad. The President has been called ďaloof,Ē ďbored,Ē ďdisinterested,Ē and ďincompetent.Ē Pundits universally decry his inaction. Inaction seems to be the criticism leveled by all with their own preferred adjective attached.Amidst all of the criticisms of the Presidentís inaction, has it even been considered by mainstream commentators or by the average citizen that his inaction is, in fact, action? When heís accused of only being concerned with political appearances instead of solving problems, is it possible that to him creating the right political...
  • Why Would Middle East Allow Untrustworthy Obama To Organize Them?

    Itís no secret that Obamaís foreign policy has been a disaster. ISIS taking over a substantial portion of Iraq is just the latest problem. These guys are busy beheading journalists while the President goes golfing. His grand response to their surge in Iraq is to send 350 troops to the country. Because of course 350 American troops can stop ISIS from taking over the whole country. Oh yeah, Obama also directed a handful of bombs in ISISí general direction a few weeks ago. Everyone understands Obama didnít support the war in Iraq. However, itís hard to make the argument that...
  • Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back Ďat Least a Yearí

    09/03/2014 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday night, the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization ďfor at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer.Ē ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon. Over on the Fox News Channel (FNC), Special Report with Bret Baier aired three segments on the story, including a...
  • Why Calling Rand Paul An Isolationist Is And Was Stupid

    09/03/2014 12:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/03/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Various folks expressed surprise when the Associated Press wrote ‚ÄúTexas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama‚Äôs ‚Äėwe don‚Äôt have a strategy yet‚Äô comments.‚ÄĚ Rick Perry, sure, but Rand Paul? Isn‚Äôt he supposed to be an ‚Äúisolationist‚ÄĚ as the AP claims in a later paragraph? The broader debate pits those who favor the GOP's traditional muscular foreign policy ¬ó a group that includes Perry and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio ¬ó and those, like Paul and Cruz, who prefer a smaller international footprint. The so-called isolationist approach plays well with grassroots activists...
  • Need a foreign policy strategy? Hereís Ronald Reaganís from 34 years ago

    09/03/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-03 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Google has announced it is developing next generation quantum computer chip as part of its plan to enable machines to think like humans. The internet company's Quantum Artificial Intelligence team, together with researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, will create the super-fast chip. They will work on a hardware initiative to design and build chips operating on sub-atomic levels, making them exponentially faster than processors in ordinary computers.
  • Carr: Kiteboarding while the world burns (Howie ripping Lurch and the Zero alert)

    09/03/2014 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 3, 2014 | Howie Carr
    The world is on fire. But donít go telling that to Secretary of State John Kerry, spending Labor Day on Nantucket, kiteboarding in his stylish bloomers before a late dinner at the Chanticleer. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. Let them eat Ö whatever they want, as they can pay for it with their EBT cards. Did you ever think you would live to see the day when the United States would be in grave peril, under attack, and the White House would be treating the crisis as if it were a shortfall of three votes in a farm...
  • America at the Tipping Point (Part 1)

    09/02/2014 5:49:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Is history going to repeat itself? I recently read the book "The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points That Saved the World," by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart. The Stewarts describe how radical Islam came within a hair's breadth of taking over the world. As I read that chapter and reflected upon my recent columns on the Islamic State's proliferation and atrocities, I thought again: If we don't get leadership in Washington that can deal with such matters, history will repeat itself, except radical Islam could possibly win this time. As The Blaze explained, "Chris and Ted Stewart ask a...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    08/31/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment on Thursday when he said, "We don't have a strategy yet" for confronting the Islamic State militant group, saying it suggested indecisiveness. On Sunday, influential Democrats chimed in with their own critiques of Obama's foreign policy, chiding him for being "too cautious" on Syria, and urging him to do more to help Ukraine resist Russian advances.
  • Minds in the Dumps

    08/30/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Charles Payne
    ¬ďWe don¬ít want to put the cart before the horse.¬Ē-¬†President ObamaOur Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation. But is disappointment with our elected leaders and slow recovery enough to explain why Americans are so glum? We are really down in the dumps, and it¬ís not just the fact summer is almost over.The market is rocking, housing is coming back, and unemployment is plunging‚Ķ those are common headlines from the New York Times and political...
  • The Foreign Policy of the Three Stooges

    08/30/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    The Middle East isn’t just a foreign policy problem; it’s another one of the man-caused disasters that has become the hallmark of the Obama administration’s version of Moe, Larry and Curly. And the cause of the disaster is transparently clear: These stooges are all campaign and no common sense. Because the amigos tres in this instance haven’t just been poor executives-- as they have shown in other policy-- they’ve been poor thinkers as well. That they are hurting Muslims in Iraq and the Middle East -- a group they say they stand in solidarity with-- is immaterial to them....
  • Obamaís 5 Worst Foreign Policy Decisions

    08/30/2014 1:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since Barack Obama has been the Hindenburg of Presidents on the domestic front, there hasn't been as much commentary as you'd expect about the fact that he has been the Titanic of Presidents on foreign policy. George W. Bush certainly made his mistakes as President, primarily in Iraq, but you did at least get the sense that his administration was full of capable, serious adults sincerely grappling with a new strategic problem for the country. On the other hand, when it comes to foreign policy, Obama comes across like a bored kid playing war because his mother won't let him...
  • The Assembly of a New World Order

    08/29/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Henry Kissinger
    The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis. The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the...
  • Obama's Logical, Fanatical Foreign Policy

    08/29/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    After World War I the third rate minds who brought us the conflict to begin with came up with another stupid idea: They decided to divide up former German, Austrian and Turkish empires into separate countries, like Czechoslovakia, and create makeshifts, like the Danzig Corridor. Germany lost territory to Poland to create a land corridor to Danzig that gave Poland access to the sea.Never mind that it cleaved a country in two. It was these territorial wedges-- wedges that diced up ethnicity-- that Hitler used to gain legitimacy in the eyes of Germans. By cutting up countries in defiance of...
  • Revealed: How Obama SET FREE the merciless terrorist warlord now the ISIS terrorist warlord

    08/28/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13 June 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    This article is from from June,the ENEmedia is not reporting this. Revealed: How Obama SET FREE the merciless terrorist warlord now leading the ISIS horde blazing a trail of destruction through Iraq WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The U.S. once had Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, it was revealed Friday Al Baghdadi was among the prisoners released in 2009 from the U.S.'s now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq It is unclear why the U.S. let the merciless al Qaeda leader slip away Al Baghadadi and...
  • Obamaís Anti-Doctrine Doctrine

    08/28/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/14 | Matt Bai
    If you've been at the beach and missed the latest world news, let me briefly catch you up. Terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been overrunning the countryside, pausing to savagely murder an American journalist. Pakistan is reeling from political crisis. The Russians just made an incursion into Ukraine, the Israelis have been blowing up every other building in Gaza, and Ebola's rampaging through West Africa. All of which has led to some of the most blistering criticism of Barack Obama's presidency ó and not just because he found time to golf. Republican leaders have called Obama feckless and incompetent,...
  • How Obama Caused ISIS

    08/27/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2014 | Ira Strauss
    The Syria policy of the Obama administration is the main reason for the growth of the Islamic State (or ISIS) Ė and with it, for the current crisis in Iraq, and for a greatly increased danger of terrorism in Europe and America. Administration policy has fanned the rebellion in Syria and kept it going for three full years, while doing nothing to bring it to a successful close. Sometimes the administration has explicitly tried to keep the rebels in a stalemate with Assad; Secretary of State Kerry said that it was his policy to do just that, in order to...
  • American Legion Silent As Obama Pauses For Applause

    08/27/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama received a tepid response from veterans as he voiced his foreign policy ideals during a speech at the American Legionís 96th national convention in North Carolina. Staring blankly at his teleprompter, Obama recited his speech, pausing for applause that never came.
  • Why Rand Paul Should Not be Given GOP Nomination

    08/25/2014 4:12:21 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 54 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 25, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is an intriguing figure on many counts. As Americans and as conservatives we owe the Senator heartfelt thanks and applause for bringing vital issues of privacy and governmental overreach to forefront of the national debate. He, better than most Republicans, has been able to reach out beyond the tradition party base, specifically among black, libertarian and younger voters. However, his continued insistence of playing the role of "dove" on foreign policy renders him unqualified to be our Commander-in-Chief and therefore Rand Paul should not be given the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination. In comments made...
  • George Stephanopoulos Frets Over U.S. Taking Action Against ISIS:

    08/24/2014 11:45:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 24, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, August 24, This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos bizarrely worried that the U.S. might take too much action in combating the terrorist group ISIS.
  • America: The Ostrich Years

    08/24/2014 3:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In every cartoon Iíve seen with an ostrich, there comes a scene where it gets scared and buries its head in the sand. Ostriches donít do this in real life, but it came to symbolize, in cartoons at least, the concept of thinking something bad will go away if you simply ignore it. Itís foolish Ė some would say stupid Ė but it appears to be the crux of President Barack Obamaís foreign policy. There are times when a president has to be president, even on vacation. This is the part of the job President Obama seems to hold in...
  • As the world burns: Obamaís ďstupid stuffĒ foreign policy and its disastrous effects

    08/22/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    The crowded stadium roars its approval -- ďAllah is great!Ē -- as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization promises death to Americans. Think this resembles the Middle East today? No, these references date to the turn of the millennium in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Today, these same toxic forces behead children, sell women into sex slavery, drive ethnic and religious minorities from their homeland. Refugees hide in...
  • Obama Leading from Behind in the War Against Islamic State Terrorism

    08/22/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them. President Obama said as much in his brief remarks in the wake of the terrorists' grisly video that showed Foley's execution by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent and is believed to be a British citizen. The United States will "do what we must to protect our people," Obama said Wednesday. "We will be vigilant and we will be relentless" in bringing them to justice. No sooner had...
  • A Brilliant Audio Podcast w/ Angelo Codevilla

    08/16/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT · by crusher · 5 replies
    Liberty Law Talk podcast ^ | 7/28/2104 | Angelo Codevilla
    As time goes by I find reading less pleasurable, mostly due to time constraints and my continuing fading vision. I find myself listening to more stuff on my MP3 player. I also am finding those voices I want to pay attention to. For almost thirty years one of those people I listen to VERY CAREFULLY is Angelo Codevilla, whose insights into the nature of the political world are unerringly well thought through. His previous book, "America's Ruling Class," a bipartisan evisceration of the political establishment, ranks in my opinion with Thomas Sowell's "Conflict of Vision," perhaps the most insightful secular...
  • The GOP Needs to Return to a "Feared By Our Enemies" Foreign Policy

    08/18/2014 3:21:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The GOP is in the midst of a public foreign policy debate. Debate is fine, but as Republican we must agree on some basic premises. The most important premise is that instead of laughing at us, our enemies should be terrified of us. Yes, terrified. The world isnít some sort of fantasy milieu of earnest, huggy people who want to work together to forge a brighter tomorrow for all the worldís citizens. Itís full of bad people, many of whom want us enslaved if not dead. They arenít bad because weíre rich, or insufficiently carbon neutral, or any of that...
  • Obama Will Visit Baltics To Deter Another Putin Invasion

    08/16/2014 11:54:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-16-14 | Neal Munro
    The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will jet out to the small Eastern European country of Estonia in early September, before attending a NATO meeting in Wales. The trip is likely intended to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from grabbing parts of Estonia and its two small neighbors, all of whom contain populations of ethnic Russians. All three countries are member of NATO, and are too small to block a determined Russian invasion. ďIn light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United States has taken steps to reassure allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and this trip...
  • Obama's Incomprehensible Iraq Policy Not So Incomprehensible

    08/15/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I am constantly amazed at the tendency of some to use the perspective of hindsight to condemn decisions of those who did not possess the supernatural gift of predictive prophecy at the time they made their decisions. So when a friend asked whether I believe that those who supported George W. Bush's decision to attack Iraq should feel remorse, considering the chaos and genocide occurring there now, I said "no," with some qualifications. I believe that Bush and his team based their decision to invade Iraq on the best available intelligence (as to weapons of mass destruction) and a reasonable...