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  • 'Legitimate media’ gives pass to disgraced Fast and Furious prosecutor

    03/31/2014 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | nachum | David Codrea
    A former U.S. attorney should be “celebrated, not sanctioned” the editorial board of The Arizona Republic recommended Saturday. “Exactly why the State Bar of Arizona pursued sanctions [a reprimand and a bill for nominal costs] against Dennis K. Burke for his involvement in the 'Fast and Furious' gun-running scandal is a mystery -- making it a perfectly appropriate conclusion to this enigmatic, murky federal mess." Except it’s not a conclusion, crocodile tear hand-wringing and excuse-making by columnist Ed Montini and editorial writer Doug MacEachern characterizing the criminal government "gunwalking" operation as a “slow, painful progression” notwithstanding. And the reason for...
  • Is Egypt's Morsi Self-Servingly Saying All Democratically Elected Governments Are Legitimate?

    07/03/2013 11:35:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    7/3/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Think about the question in the title... Mohammed Morsi (of the Islamic Brotherhood) keeps using the word "legitimacy" when referring to his post as president. Morsi, according to the BBC, used the word 56 times in his most recent speech. It is true that he says he was Democratically elected, and it is also true that his opponents (who range from moderate Muslims, to Secularists, to Christian), have said that various freedoms (as in freedom of speech among others) have been drastically curtailed, and various news outlets have reported this along with the economy nosediving under his leadership -- with...
  • The Holy Land Verdict: A Setback for the Stealth Jihad--CAIR is staggered, too.

    11/26/2008 5:16:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 783+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    A federal jury in Dallas on Monday dealt the Stealth Jihad initiative in the United States a crushing defeat: it found five former officials of an Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), guilty of funneling at least $12 million of the charity’s funds to the jihad terror group Hamas. The notorious “Muslim civil rights” group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is involved as well, since Ghassan Elashi, a founding director of CAIR as well as founder of the group’s Texas chapter, was among those found guilty; Elashi and his co-defendants face prison sentences of up to twenty years...
  • Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)

    01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | staff
    Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an “elected, legitimate government” and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections: HAGEL: Well, let’s start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it — the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb....
  • U.S. recognizes rebels as legitimate government of Libya

    07/15/2011 12:07:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/15/11 | Reuters
    Recognition by U.S. and other Western nations could unlock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan funds Rebel leaders won recognition as the legitimate government of Libya from the United States and other world powers on Friday in a major boost to the rebels' faltering campaign to oust Muammer Gadhafi. Western nations said they also planned to increase the military pressure on Gadhafi's forces to press him to give up power after 41 years at the head of the North African state. Recognition of the rebels, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting in Turkey of the international...
  • Donald Trump Goes Birther (barf alert)

    03/30/2011 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 19 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Mar 30, 10:10 am ET | John Avlon
    NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s has left his views behind to stir up conspiratorial craziness among Republican primary voters. John Avlon on why he should have run as a CEO instead of a tabloid joke. There is a place for a CEO presidential candidate in 2012. So far, Donald Trump isn’t filling it. Instead of focusing on his executive abilities and job-creating experience, The Donald has been busy going the full Birther. It’s hard to tell whether he’s free-lancing or just very badly advised, but one thing is clear—Donald Trump is trying to apply New York City tabloid rules to...
  • Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

    05/28/2010 6:25:29 AM PDT · by nmh · 42 replies · 423+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2010 | Fox News Staff
    The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms." He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not "terrorism," because terrorism is a "tactic," and not terror, because terror is a "state of mind" -- though Brennan's title, deputy national...
  • NEW POLL! Do you believe MSNBC a legitimate news organization?

    11/09/2009 8:42:23 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 15 replies · 1,375+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | November 9, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Last week's poll, "Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization?" brought suggestions that we ask the same of MSNBC. So we are.
  • POLL: Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization?

    11/06/2009 6:35:32 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 13 replies · 1,062+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Our weekly, unscientific poll asks: Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization? Results posted Monday.
  • POLL: Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization?

    11/03/2009 6:08:21 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 3 replies · 740+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | November 2, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    The president's administration doesn't seem to think so. What do you believe? Is Fox News really NEWS? YES, NO or WHO CARES?
  • NEW POLL: Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization?

    11/02/2009 9:27:04 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 7 replies · 950+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | November 2, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Do you believe Fox News is a legitimate news organization? YES, NO or WHO CARES?
  • Title: Proof Positive: Americans Want Transparency!

    10/30/2009 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 3 replies · 352+ views
    Description: Life and Liberty PAC presents the Proof Positive Series with Molotov Mitchell. In this third episode, Molotov hits the streets to see what the average person thinks about Obama's citizenship issues, and whether he should reveal his birth certificate or not. Defying everything we've seen in the mainstream media, 100% of people approached believed that Obama should cough it up, and more than 70% suspected foul play.
  • Obama Birther Soldier is a FreeRepublic Poster (Maj. Cook)

    07/14/2009 10:41:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 196 replies · 8,569+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 7-14-09 | David Weigel
    Maj. Stefan F. Cook, who is refusing to be deployed because of his belief in conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s citizenship, is a member of, and frequent poster at, the conservative Website FreeRepublic. Cook, who posts under the name “roaddog727,” revealed his identity in a post about the veteran networking site Together We Served. . He’s been a member of the site for nearly six years; on his profile page he calls himself a “staunch Republican and defender of the faith” and lists his favorite authors as “Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Tom Clancey...
  • U.S. General Praises ‘Successful, Legitimate’ Iraqi Elections

    02/04/2009 4:14:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 341+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2009 – Iraq’s government and its security forces deserve praise for overseeing the successful and mostly violence-free provincial elections that were held countrywide Jan. 31, a senior U.S. military officer posted in Iraq said today. “First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate the government of Iraq for a successful, legitimate and credible election,” Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, told reporters during a Baghdad news conference. Iraqi soldiers and police performed well during the election, Austin said, citing their “well-coordinated and executed security plan.” The “hard work and dedication” evidenced...
  • Air Strike in Pakistan ‘Legitimate, Self-Defense,’ Pentagon Official Says

    06/11/2008 6:46:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 46+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2008 – Defense Department officials called a U.S. air strike yesterday in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border “legitimate” and “self-defense,” and said they are investigating the attack with Pakistani officials. “Every indication we have at this point is that the actions that were taken by U.S. forces were legitimate, in that they were in self-defense after U.S. forces operating on the border of Pakistan in Afghanistan territory came under attack from hostile forces,” Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said in a news conference today. “In self-defense, they called in an air strike, which took out those forces...
  • Pentagon Official: Afghanistan Air Strike Hit Legitimate Targets

    11/28/2007 10:03:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 151+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2007 – An air strike earlier this week in eastern Afghanistan was based on credible intelligence from multiple sources and by all indications struck its intended targets, the Pentagon’s press secretary told reporters today. NATO International Security Assistance Force troops used precision-guided munitions in the late Nov. 26 air strike in the mountainous Nuristan province, killing several insurgents, Geoff Morrell said during a Pentagon briefing. Abdullah Jan, the western Nuristan Taliban commander, is believed to be among those killed. Morrell dismissed press reports that the attack had mistakenly killed civilian construction workers. He noted that the closest...
  • Pope: "Legitimate Family" Must not be Obscured by Legal Recognition of Other Forms

    01/12/2006 1:28:15 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 771+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 12, 2006
    VATICAN, January 12, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI addressed Italian politicians today noting the importance of laws protecting life and family.  In Italy, homosexual 'marriage' has already surfaced in political debate.  The Pope told the assembled politicians, "It is a grave error to obscure the value and the functions of the legitimate family based on marriage, attributing to other forms of union inappropriate forms of legal recognition, for which there is no real social need."Benedict also informed his listeners that it was not a Catholic or even religious matter, but one of protecting society from harm.  "What we are...
  • Translating what could or could not be a dangerous message from Iran

    01/08/2006 6:04:23 PM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies · 1,247+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | January 8, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Sometimes you get to wondering about emails you receive -- especially in the political blogsphere. One email which ended up in my inbox has got me to thinking: Is this a legitimate email, a plea for help from genuine Iranian dissidents, some crazy rant/fatwa by Islamists, or yet another in a string of Internet scams? I've been receiving emails over the last month from "goftare nik" (moslem11@gmail.com) which is addressed to hamahd19@yahoo.com, a mailing list which must somehow contain my own email address. The subject line of the email is "(( raahbare mellate iran agha pro.ebrahim mirzaie))," which obviously pertains...
  • Chairman Calls White Phosphorous Legitimate Military Tool

    11/30/2005 5:19:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 593+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – White phosphorous is a legitimate military tool, but U.S. forces have been highly judicious about using it to avoid harming civilians, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pentagon reporters Nov. 29. Pace defended use of the substance, which U.S. forces use primarily as a smokescreen, to mark targets or to flush enemy combatants out of protected positions. "It is well within the law of war to use those weapons as they are being used for marking and screening," he said. U.S. troops used limited white phosphorous munitions against legitimate...
  • A Democratic Hamas?

    06/22/2005 9:32:31 AM PDT · by forty_years · 12 replies · 532+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | June 22, 2005 | Asaf Romirowsky
    In an official statement, White House Spokesman Scott McClellan stated that Hamas associates that deal with politics "may be members of organizations, but are not terrorists, versus terrorists, people who have blood on their hands."[1] Is this distinction enough to convince us that Hamas only makes wine and honey and provides social welfare? And does the Bush administration not know what Hamas really is?Hamas is the Arabic acronym for "The Islamic Resistance Movement" (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya) and connotes heat, zeal and passion for a cause, the cause here being the destruction of Israel. Hamas was legally registered in Israel in...
  • Iraq has voted

    02/01/2005 1:00:53 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 355+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 1, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Braving bullets and bombs, millions of Iraqis cast their ballots yesterday in Iraq's first free elections in half a century. First reports suggested turnout in excess of 70%. While the Independent Election Commission of Iraq will not announce the official results for another two weeks, the encouragingly high voter turnout undercuts the cynicism of a press corps that questioned the election's legitimacy before the first ballots were even cast. The Associated Press, for example, opined, "If the vast majority of the Sunnis shun the polls--either out of fear or lack of confidence in the process--it would undercut the new government's...
  • Catering to the Sunnis

    01/31/2005 5:46:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 496+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 31, 2005
    If the Oklahoma City bombers refused to participate in a U.S. election, would the final results be considered “illegitimate?” What if the Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, the Communist Party USA, or the Southern Indiana Regional Militia refused to vote in American elections? Would it matter and, really, who gives a damn? The Left-Wing, e.g. the New York Times, has been trying to hold the Iraqi elections to this type of ridiculous standard regarding Sunni participation. Granted: Sunnis make up 32-37% of Iraq’s population. While their representation is important, the majority of terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing Iraq have...
  • Why Jan. 30th Won't Work (Iraqi Elections Sham Without America-hating Sunnis Alert)

    12/03/2004 2:17:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 532+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/03/04 | Peter Galbraith And Leslie Gelb
    Postponing elections will be a terrible jolt to Iraq's long-suffering Shiites, who have seen democracy as providing them the fruits of their numerical majority. But regional elections will give the Shiites the self-government they desire without the burden of taking on an invigorated Sunni insurgency and a recalcitrant, but powerful, Kurdistan. To see what is possible in their own region, the Shiites need only look north to an increasingly prosperous Kurdistan that is today the only safe part of Iraq. For Bush, postponing national elections would be a setback; he has leaned heavily on the upcoming vote to justify his...
  • "Legitimate Voice???" CARTOON featuring John Kerry and Moqtada al-Sadr by Linda Eddy

    04/08/2004 10:21:57 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 30 replies · 315+ views
    "Legitimate voice???" John Kerry and Moqtada al-Sadr political cartoon.   Apr. 8, 2004... Kerry’s voices Sen. John Kerry once again showed his inclination to place America in a weaker position. He has constantly inferred that his foreign policy would sublimate America’s interest to the French and Germans who have publicly stated as one of their goals the weakening of America’s influence. Now, in an interview with NPR, he said that the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr -- who is leading a band of thugs against Americans and other Shiites -- has a legitimate point of view and his newspaper shouldn’t...