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  • Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York

    09/24/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 319+ views
    FrontpageMag ^ | September 24, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York September 24, 2007 Kenneth R. Timmerman What was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinking? Apparently the former Democrat believed that escorting Iran’s Hitler-wannabe president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to the site of the September 11 memorial at Ground Zero would generate a terrific photo op. “Here I am with world leaders,” that type of thing. After all, Bloomberg has already made his appearance at the “World Leaders Forum” at Columbia University, so he was in the zone. And last year, U.S. News & World Report crowned him as one of America’s “best leaders.” But...
  • This scandal could dwarf 'Fast and Furious'

    10/01/2012 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-01-12 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – While echoes of the “Fast and Furious” scandal still resound in the White House, another administration decision at the heart of Obama’s Mideast policy may prove even more explosive. Almost entirely missing from the debate surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security employees and...
  • The Obama Administration’s Deadly Scandals

    10/01/2012 1:05:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible. Of the many scandals associated with the Obama administration, two...
  • Our Fearless Misleader

    09/30/2012 11:44:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2012 edition | Stephen F. Hayes
    After more than two weeks of obfuscation and misdirection from the Obama administration, the American public is coming to understand what the U.S. intelligence community learned in the 48 hours immediately following the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the important new details: * Top Pentagon officials declared the assault a terrorist attack on “Day One.” Doing so enabled them to expedite any response to the attack (Yahoo! News). * U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials understood right away that the attacks were planned for the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (THE WEEKLY STANDARD). * Within 24...
  • Administration Unimpressed by Netanyahu’s UN Speech

    09/29/2012 12:56:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Sep | John Semmens
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations about the danger posed by Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons was called unimpressive by Obama Administration spokesman Tommy Vietor. “Netanyahu’s voice is merely one among many,” Vietor pointed out. “On top of that he speaks for a tiny minority of the region’s population, most of which hold diametrically opposite views. His self-serving brief for the interests of this minority need to be juxtaposed against the conflicting interests of the majority. I think the President was on target when he characterized Netanyahu’s fears as ‘noise’ he tries to ignore.” Vietor questioned...
  • US House Blocks Obama Administration’s Plan to Send $450 Million to Egypt

    09/29/2012 3:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Obama administration’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money to the new government of President Mohammed Morsi as Cairo struggles economically. The money is part of the nearly $1 billion in debt relief that President Barack Obama had promised the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt earlier this year. “This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has...
  • UN-Real... Obama UN Ambassador Rice Blew Off Netanyahu Speech Today Too (Video)

    09/28/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama blew off Netanyahu this week. He refused to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister while he’s visiting the US. He said he was too busy but took the afternoon off on Thursday according to his schedule. He’s going to call Netanyahu between campaign stops today. Meanwhile… Obama’s ambassador to the UN Susan Rice also blew off Netanyahu’s speech. She went to lunch with Hillary and some other officials instead. Greta Van Susteren broke the story on Thursday:
  • End America's Middle East Engagement

    09/28/2012 6:50:12 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michael Djordjevich
    The Roman philosopher Seneca observed, "It is human to err, but stupid to persist." It has been a serious mistake to get involved in the Middle East the way America did after the activation of NATO and its make-believe "success" in the Balkans in the decade of the 1990s. The war in Afghanistan is lost; Iraq is rapidly leaving our sphere of influence; Pakistan, in fact, has been out of reach all along. Iran is nearing possession of the atomic bomb. Most of all, the majority of people of the Islamic faith there do not want us in their houses...
  • Time to Get Mad

    09/28/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Why aren't you mad as hell yet, America? What will it take? At home, unemployment is stuck above 8 percent. Twenty-three million are out of work. Millions of others have given up looking for jobs. One American in six is on food stamps. Small businesses are terrified of Obamacare. The economy ran out of gas four years ago and the president still thinks the only way to get it going again is to fill up the tank with trillions of dollars of debt and make successful people pay for the tow truck. Overseas, we have a dead ambassador and three...
  • If voters think Obama's deceiving them about the Benghazi riot, he'll pay in November

    09/28/2012 5:03:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 27, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    ......You be the judge. The Washington Post has cobbled together a timeline of administration statements on the attack, with the following disclaimer: “We will leave it to readers to reach their own conclusions on whether this is merely the result of the fog of war and diplomacy — or a deliberate effort to steer the storyline away from more politically damaging questions. After all, in a competitive election, two weeks is a lifetime.” Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. .....Both liberal critics and the Republicans see a mix of ineptitude and cunning in the White House’s behaviour. After they were brushed off...
  • Analyst: Innocence of Muslims Film Actually Made by TERRORISTS

    09/27/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 20 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/26/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem. To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012. Now do I have your attention? The narrative that circulates the media fails to answer crucial...
  • Who Needs Reform Most: Egypt or America?

    09/27/2012 5:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Times the United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater respect for Arab values, as well as helping to build a Palestinian state. Is there an Arab equivalent for the Yiddish word "Chutzpah"? It isn't the policies and attitude of the United States toward the Arab world that need changing. It's the attitude and policies of the Arab world that need to change. For a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Not Just the Middle East: Obama's Foreign Policy Record Is Appalling

    09/26/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 21, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    The organizing principle of the administration’s foreign policy is one of weakness and passivity, coupled with a conspicuous rhetorical abdication of American leadership, write David Rivkin and Lee Casey.
  • Madonna causes confusion by referring to President Barack Obama as a Muslim

    09/26/2012 1:53:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 26, 2012
    In a video posted on YouTube by audience members at the concert, the singer delivers a rousing, profanity-laced political speech on freedom during her show. "Now, it's so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House ... we have a black Muslim in the White House ... it means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man," Madonna said. Mr Obama, who stands for re-election on Nov 6, is Christian. Madonna said later: "I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not...
  • The Conspiracy Of The Lawless.

    09/25/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT · by · 4 replies ^ | September 25 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Barack Hussein Obama considers himself above the law, as he has shown on myriad occasions during his reign of durance vile. His DeMarxist Congressional leaders certainly have not scruple one between them. We can go right on down the list of his government from top to bottom. Hillary Clinton is culpable in what is obviously and rapidly becoming the greatest foreign policy implosion in modern history. The Justice Department, under the uber-lawless Eric Holder, has set new and ominous standards for the utter disregard of the rule of law and the US Constitution. Take your pick. From Kathleen Sebelius, who...
  • Ryan says under Obama, Middle East looks like '1979 Tehran'

    09/24/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/24/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Paul Ryan delivered a blistering speech against President Obama on foreign policy Monday, saying because of the president's policies, the Middle East looks like Tehran during the mob protests on the U.S. embassy in 1979. Ryan, speaking in Lima, Ohio, was referencing Nov. 4, 1979, when Islamic revolutionaries in Iran attacked the U.S. embassy and took more than 50 Americans hostage. Ryan said that Obama has failed to fulfill promises to bring peace to the Middle East. "I mean, turn on the TV and it reminds you of 1979 Tehran but they're burning our flags in capitals all around the...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • The Ghosts of Jimmy Carter

    09/23/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    One of the more piquant details in the tale of Mitt Romney's damning "47 percent" video is that it was unearthed online by James Earl Carter IV, a grandson and namesake of the 39th president. The self-described "oppo researcher [and] political junkie" told NBC News that he tracked down the person who recorded Romney's remarks at a May fundraiser, then put him in touch with Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that publicized the video last Monday. Carter's "research assistance" was credited in a terse endnote, but the reaction from his grandfather was more effusive: "James," the former president emailed, "This...
  • US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens' diary

    09/23/2012 1:49:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 23, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday. The news channel, in a story posted online Saturday, said that it found a journal belonging to Stevens four days after he died in a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Three other Americans also were killed. CNN broke a pledge to the late ambassador's family that it wouldn't report on the diary, said State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a blistering...
  • A United States of Islam in the Middle East?

    09/22/2012 11:42:24 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Dinesh D'souza ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dinesh D'souza
    Something very big is going on in the Middle East. This is not about an inflammatory film or a political assassination in Libya. Rather, recent events confirm that throughout the Muslim world, radical Islam is on the march. The radical Muslims have figured out a much better strategy than the Al Qaeda strategy of the past decade. Instead of terrorist acts aimed at directly wounding the “far enemy,” namely the United States, Islamic radicals are using democracy and public protest to defeat the “near enemy,” namely their own autocratic governments, and seize power. Remarkably President Obama seems to be responding...
  • Obama's Dangerous Consistency

    09/22/2012 4:42:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, Egypt's chief prosecutor issued arrest warrants against eight US citizens. Their purported crimes relate either to their reported involvement in the production of the Internet movie critical of Islam that has received so much attention over the past 10 days, or to other alleged anti-Islamic activities. One of the US citizens indicted is a woman who converted from Islam to Christianity. According to the Associated Press, Egypt's general prosecution issued a statement announcing that the eight US citizens have been indicted on charges of insulting and publicly attacking Islam, spreading false information, and harming Egyptian national unity. The...

    09/21/2012 5:37:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 93 replies
    Politically Incorrect Test To ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport screeners will not be allowed to profile people. They will continue random searches of 80 year old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret service agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85 year old congressmen with metal hips and Medal Of Honor winning former Governors. Let's pause a moment and take the following test.1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics athletes were kidnapped & massacred by: (a) Olga Corbut (b) Sitting Bull (c) Arnold Schwartzeneger (d) Muslim...
  • Free Speech Isn't the Problem

    09/21/2012 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "No One Murdered Because Of This Image." That was a recent headline from The Onion, the often hilarious parody newspaper. The image in question is really not appropriate to describe with any specificity in a family newspaper. It's quite simply disgusting. And, suffice it to say, it leaves nothing to the imagination. Four of "the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity," according to The Onion, and yet "no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday." "Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu,...
  • Muslim Rage and the Lost Dignity of the West - When an insult goes unpunished, it lowers everyone

    09/21/2012 3:40:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 21, 2012 | Roger Kaplan
    .....Courtesy, as we know, is formal, often hypocritical; for that very reason it is valuable, worth teaching and preserving because the human animal does not always possess the sense of dignity,which in turn produces a sense of respect for others, which finds expression in good manners. Why not? Why is the human animal not inherently dignified and respectful of others' dignity? Probably -- I am no anthropologist -- because he is corrupt,corrupted by a lousy education that starts with lousy parents and continues through lousy teachers,school systems,and democracy as we currently practice it in our politics and our culture and...
  • Islamic Exceptionalism

    09/21/2012 3:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The "enlightened" who claim a firm grip on the steering wheel of Western civilization see the future through a lens in which man becomes ever more perfectible as outdated religious creeds fade away. And thus the irony. For all the contempt these cosmopolitans show for religion, there is one faith beyond public rebuke. Call it Islamic exceptionalism. Public Enemy No. 1 right now is the man who made a ridiculously shoddy YouTube video titled "The Innocence of Muslims." This man and his so-called "film" have been blamed with a very broad brush for every riot and protest across the...
  • Op-Ed: Those Self Destructive American Apologies

    09/20/2012 9:25:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | September 20, 2012 12:35 AM | MP Fiamma Nirenstein
    American embassies are burning across the Middle East and further afield. Jihadist Islam bites the hand which helped it during the revolutions. Embracing the idea that this mass murderous frenzy is due to a negligible film on Muhammad on the web is pathetic. It is never only about cartoons, videos, films, or statements. **SNIP** It is self-destructive that Hillary Clinton rather than blasting as expected from a Foreign Minister after the loss of her ambassador, briefly labeled the moronic film as “reprehensible”, as if this implied violent consequences. It is despicable that Obama, the appointed advocate of freedoms of the...
  • Second Anti-Israel Term

    09/20/2012 9:14:52 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    YNet ^ | 20 Sept 2012 | Shoula Romano Horing
    Op-ed: US Jews should carefully consider grave consequences of choosing Obama over Israel. One only has to review the pro-Israel sections of the 2008 and 2004 Democratic Party platforms which were removed from the 2012 Democratic Party platform to realize at last Obama’s true intentions and plans for Israel in his second term and how disastrous it will be to Israel’s security and survival if he is reelected.
  • The Blamer in Chief

    09/20/2012 3:26:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    He and his administration spent last weekend blaming the explosion of violence against America in the Middle East on a moronic anti-Muhammad video that’s been on YouTube for months. His United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds of the Sunday morning news shows, where she made an absolute idiot of herself. Apparently auditioning for the secretary of state job in -- God forbid -- a second Obama administration, Rice insisted that the “spontaneous” Islamic rage that killed our ambassador in Libya and three other Americans was caused not by the failures of her boss but by an amateur movie...
  • Middle East madness

    09/20/2012 2:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, Muslim mobs took to the streets to murder the American ambassador in Libya and three of his staffers. American embassies were attacked from Egypt to Yemen. Embarrassed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice insisted that these assaults were just reactions to an insensitive video circulating on the Internet that disparaged Islam. As embassies burned, we were assured that there was no animosity directed at America in general, or at this administration and its foreign policy in particular. That is hogwash. The weeks-old video was a mere pretext, in the...
  • U.S. officials clarify administration description of two heroes in Libya attack

    09/20/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | September 19, 2012 | John Solomon
    Ex-Navy Seals weren't part of ambassador's security detail but rose to occasion, officials now confirm The two former Navy SEALs killed in last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens' official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents, U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian. The two former SEALS, Tyrone Woods, 41, and Glen Doherty, 42, were not employed by the State Department diplomatic security office and instead were what is known as personal service contractors who had other duties related...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Obama’s America

    09/19/2012 10:01:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    As anti-American riots and murderous attacks continue to erupt across the Middle East, America’s response will be dictated by a man that few Americans really know—Barack Obama. It’s time to change that. A new movie, 2016: Obama’s America , is doing just that, breaking box-office records in the process. Who would have thought a documentary, in the midst of a tight economy, would draw record crowds to America’s theatres? But a documentary is a story, and this one has a compelling message, and it's been my honor to help promote it. Americans are flocking to the theatres to learn the...
  • Illusions Exposed: Islamic Turmoil Shows Nice Words Won't Heal Old Conflicts

    09/19/2012 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Michael Medved
    The explosion of anti-American unrest in the Islamic world will damage the Obama campaign in its drive for reelection for two reasons. First, the turmoil undermines the administration’s claims for transformative success in producing a more peaceful and stable world. And second, the lurid displays of violent fanaticism dramatically discredit the underlying world view promoted by Barack Obama since the earliest days of his candidacy—negating the notion that concession and conciliation toward hostile, backward societies can bring an end to stubborn conflicts. The threat to the president’s prospects posed by the first factor has become so obvious that even The...
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy Approval Rating Drops After Mideast Turmoi

    09/19/2012 7:08:02 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    The first opinion poll to be conducted after last week’s deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya and a spate of anti-American protests across the Muslim world has recorded a five-point drop in approval for President Obama’s handling of foreign policy. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found the president’s foreign policy approval among registered voters at 49 percent, down from 54 percent one month earlier. “The fall was steeper among independents, going from 53 percent in August to 41 percent..
  • Can 'Innocence of Muslims' Trailer Really be that Potent?

    09/19/2012 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Obama administration's omnibus answer to why the Middle East (and now much of the Muslim world) is in near open rebellion against the United States: The video did it. The follow-up question no one seems to be asking is: "What if the administration's explanation is true?" White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insists the attacks in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere were a "response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people," but were rather a spontaneous "response to a video, a film we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting." On...
  • The 9/11/12 Embassy Attacks - President Obama Built That

    09/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 19, 2012 | ALAN KORNMAN
    The Arab Spring President Barack Hussein Obama built, failed in a wave of riots and violence spanning 20+ countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa on 9/11/2012. ....The full responsibility for the protection of our foreign embassies falls, by law, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directly and her boss President Obama. ....President Obama's Middle East foreign policy has now officially failed. If President Obama should do the bare minimum of withholding U.S. aid to those Islamists he helped install in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, etc... his house of Middle East cards will come tumbling down. ....President Barack Hussein...
  • Romney: Palestinian truth-teller, again

    09/19/2012 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    With all the focus on what Mitt Romney said about Obama voters and dependents, during a secretly video-taped fundraising event, it is surprising to learn that the Republican presidential nominee had the right idea about foreign policy as well as domestic issues.There is this three minute and 22 second video clip of Romney talking about peace between the Israeli and Palestinians that is a model of clarity.Romney says essentially that there is little for the US to do about creating a new Palestinian state because the security problems that would be created for Israel as a result would be too...
  • Libya, Middle East Burning – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Will have profound impact on election)

    09/18/2012 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/18/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the political impact of the world wide explosion of anti-Americanism and how it exposes Obama’s weakness. Tune in!
  • The Shattered Remains of US Middle East Policy

    09/18/2012 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Makana · 10 replies
    Al-Akhbar ^ | September 13, 2012 | Karl Sharro
    "How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?" asked Hillary Clinton. The shocking attack on the US consulate in Benghazi late on Tuesday that left four Americans dead abruptly revealed the fragility of America’s position in the post “Arab Spring” Middle East. The statement made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the blast revealed the state of shock and disbelief that Obama’s administration is in. Obama’s reluctance to intervene in Libya, misleadingly interpreted by some as “leading from behind,” was abandoned hastily in a telling sign of the...
  • Promoting Islamic Liberty Here and Abroad

    09/17/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 6 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | September 17, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Can a good Muslim be a good American? M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) audaciously asked at a recent Heritage event. “And I think if you can answer yes to that, it’s not just about being a good American, it’s about believing in liberty and I think the bigger question for the Middle East as we see these mobs in Libya and Yemen and Egypt– can a good Muslim believe in liberty?” he said. Those Muslims who believe in liberty over Islamist theocracies do need encouragement, argued Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a recent Newsweek...
  • A Screenshot of The Movie That Sparked Chaos In The Middle East

    09/17/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This wasn't only predictable, it was predicted...
  • Obama's Handling Of The Middle East Embassy Debacle In One Word

    09/17/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Instapundit explains why here...
  • Sequestration Would Slow U.S. Response to Foreign Crises

    09/17/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Defence Professionals ^ | 17 Sep 12 | Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.
    The Middle East is ablaze again, literally, and Israel is sending strong signals that it intends to attack Iran's nuclear complex with or without U.S. assistance. It would be nice to stay out of this latest round of regional violence -- most Americans have had their fill of foreign entanglements for the time being -- but sometimes circumstances don't afford us that luxury. If Iran responds to an Israeli air strike by trying to close the Strait of Hormuz, Washington will need to act. Imagine, though, that the crisis came after across-the-board spending cuts triggered on January 2, pursuant to...

    09/17/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 49 replies ^ | 09/17/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    How about this. How about we pack up and come home. How about we tell them we’re not giving them another dime, How about we tell them to go screw themselves.p How about we leave them to live their Stone Age lives with their savage culture and their fanatic religion.p We’ve been bankrolling and defending any number of Muslim nations over the last decade and where has it gotten us? Our ambassador is dead, our embassies are under attack and our “allies” are shooting us down. It’s time to take the hint. It’s time to give them the finger. We’ve...
  • Intruding Realities - the Unleader is creating power vacuums that liberal vanity won't fill

    09/17/2012 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jed Babbin
    Reality has a way of intruding,interfering with political hopes and ambitions. The realities of the past week in Egypt and Libya are so clear that they have propelled at least a few European liberals to what they surely regard as an ugly realization that challenges one of liberalism's most precious dogmas. Since the beginning of the Cold War,liberals here and abroad have always wanted to cut the American superpower down to size. America,in their view,should submit its foreign policy to the learned guidance of its betters among the EUnuchs and the UN. The U.S. should be made to reform,to end...
  • U.S. Is Preparing for a Long Siege of Arab Unrest

    09/15/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — After days of anti-American violence across the Muslim world, the White House is girding itself for an extended period of turmoil that will test the security of American diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world.Although the tumult subsided Saturday, senior administration officials said they had concluded that the sometimes violent protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis with unpredictable diplomatic and political consequences. While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, Mr. Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities...
  • The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

    09/17/2012 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States." In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would endear America to Arabs...
  • ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention

    09/16/2012 12:48:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 15, 2012 | Nick Meo, Cairo, Colin Freeman, Richard Spencer in Cairo and Ruth Sherlock in Beirut
    His inflammatory chat show on satellite television has long prided itself on baiting liberals, Christians and Jews, but last week saw Sheikh Khalid Abdullah stage the broadcasting controversy of a lifetime. The rabble-rousing Egyptian tele-Islamist knew he had found a ratings-grabber when he found an obscure, badly-made film on the internet called the Innocence of Muslims. It had actually been online since July, but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend, calling for the film-makers to be executed. Within hours the hardline Salafi Islamists who...
  • Obama’s Terror Touchdown Dance is Over

    09/16/2012 12:28:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 13, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Yesterday, when most of the mainstream media busied themselves pounding Mitt Romney for having the chutzpah to denounce the initial apology for American freedom of speech issued by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, they were missing a much more important story. As Islamist attacks on the U.S. escalated throughout the Middle East, it became apparent that the Obama administration’s recent bout of back slapping celebration over its foreign and defense policy was completely unjustified. Not only were the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department sleeping while terrorist forces plotted a full-scale assault on our mission in Benghazi, Libya...
  • In Video Veritas: "Obama Starts The Fire"

    09/15/2012 10:24:33 PM PDT · by ShorelineMike · 11 replies
    self ^ | 9/15/2012 | ShorelineMike
    I was inspired by Freeper RushIsMyTeddyBear to create the YouTube video here dramatizing President Obama's incredible callousness with regards to the metastasizing conflict in the Middle East, or "9-11-Plus-Eleven", as I term it.
  • Middle East Mayhem: Congrats Obama,You Built That

    09/15/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept. 16, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Remember back in the beginning of 2011 when Obama told us about the freedom lovers in Egypt and Libya living under the oppression of dictators and needing our immediate help to establish democracy in their fair lands? .... Yep, these "yearners for democracy" turned out to be radicals of radicals who'd like nothing more than to eradicate the U.S. and Israel and establish a global bounce house for all things Muslim. Whoopsie, eh Mr. President? You kind of misjudged that one, senor. At least I hope Obama misjudged their end game because if he had even an inkling that they...