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  • Administration Welcomed Wolves Into The Sheepfold

    10/12/2012 10:28:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | Diane West
    Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade? The question has yet to come up in House hearings, but I think it holds the key to the Obama administration's betrayal of the American people in "Benghazi-gate." To an American with common sense not subverted by advanced degrees, the thought of putting Islamic "martyrs" in charge of American "infidels" in Benghazi -- which, fun fact, literally means "city...
  • Like Ron Paul? Avoid Mitt Romney [punish Romney, Ryan and the GOP in swing states - vote Obama]

    10/12/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Tracey
    At a town hall event in Ohio last month, Rep. Paul Ryan was asked why supporters of Ron Paul — the iconoclastic congressman from Texas — should back this year’s Republican ticket. Appearing offended by the implication, Ryan scolded: “Do you want Barack Obama to be reelected?” Paul is a actually “friend,” he claimed, and the two are in agreement on key issues. Baloney. Paul is one of only three GOP House members to not endorse Mitt Romney — and there are several reasons for this. Leave aside that Paul is a man of deep principle, while Romney appears to...
  • Ex-Embassy Security Officer In Libya: "Taliban On Inside Of Building" At State Dept

    10/10/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 10, 2012 | goprapidresponse
    (Full title: Ex-Embassy Security Officer In Libya: "The Taliban Is On The Inside Of The Building" At State Dept)During a hearing of the House Government Oversight Committee: The Former Security Officer for the embassy in Libya says that as far as he was concerned, the Taliban were inside the building (October 10, 2012).
  • Dems accuse GOP of cutting security funding in Libya despite majority Dem support for vote

    10/10/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    House Democrats opened Wednesday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing by attacking Republicans for cuts to embassy security funding — cuts that only happened thanks to overwhelming support from House Democrats, INCLUDING House Oversight Committee Ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings. In fact, more House Democrats – 149 of them — voted for the cuts than did House Republicans, of which 147 voted for them.
  • Romney’s peace through strength

    10/09/2012 4:11:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2012
    The best way to sum up Mitt Romney’s approach to foreign policy is: Build peace through strength rather than generate contempt through apology. Mr. Romney laid out this vision for American national security at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. President Obama’s camp predictably dismissed this point of view as “outside of the mainstream and often to the right of even George W. Bush.” This is from the administration which has made targeted killings the centerpiece of its counterterrorism strategy. This is from the administration that has attempted— poorly —to make a legal case for assassinating U.S. citizens abroad. The...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama to Barbara Walters: “I think there’s a laziness in me” (Dec 2011)

    10/05/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 23, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    RealClearPolitics has compiled a series of little previews of the First Couple’s interview with Barbara Walters, set to air on 20/20 tonight. Every clip is notable in its own way, but this wins the award for most candid. The president — who has alternately inspired, disappointed, reignited and flamed out — admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said. Makes you think Obama’s constant accusations that Congress does nothing might actually be transparent projections of his...
  • Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad

    10/04/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) - The Oval Office sits empty while violence erupts in the Arab world in a new ad from the conservative group American Future Fund. The ad cites reports that President Barack Obama has missed a significant number of his daily national security briefings. The White House spokesman disputed those reports after they were published in September - the distinction being in-person briefings versus the written presidential daily briefing. "President Obama skips 50% of his national security briefings," the narrator says. "September 11, 2012: Our ambassador is murdered,...
  • Alan Keyes: Should Black Americans say No to both Romney and Obama?

    10/04/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 4, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Should Black Americans say No to both Romney and Obama? - A post for one and all The most tragically appalling thing about the choice the elitist faction has contrived for this election year is that both the Democratic and Republican candidates for President deeply betray the core constituency they are presuming to represent. I thought of this some time ago as I read about the pastors, black American Christians, who see go good choice for black American Christians in this year's Presidential election. [snip] But I forget myself. If you've read this far, you're wondering how this thread weaves...
  • Clinton pledges Syria opposition $45 million in new aid from US

    09/28/2012 4:49:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 28, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    US Secretary of State Clinton on Friday pledged $45 million in new aid to the Syrian opposition and its allies, as they seek to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Clinton announced that the Obama administration would provide the political opposition with $15 million in non-lethal aid and $30 million in humanitarian support, according to the Associated Press. To date, the US has provided more than $130 million in humanitarian aid and $45 million in non-lethal aid, the AP noted. Clinton made the announcement at a meeting of the Friends of Syria. Nine activists who have worked with pro-opposition local coordination...
  • The 'Security Leak Administration' and the Deaths in Libya

    09/27/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-21 21:50:00 | Elise Cooper
    by Elise CooperDo Americans feel safer today than they did four years ago? Considering the many dangers in today's world: riots in Muslim nations against U.S. interests, a U.S. ambassador and three others dead at the hands of jihadists, an undetected Russian submarine in restricted U.S. waters, and China launching intercontinental ballistic missiles to possibly achieve a first-strike nuclear capability against the U.S.Meanwhile, President Obama has created an atmosphere of appeasement and indecision regarding national security.  American Thinker interviewed national security experts to get their opinion on the Obama administration's explanations to the American people.The Obama administration would like...
  • MuslimInfluence-Pentagon; Mat'l on RadIslam "Purged,” Army Officer "Disciplined," TMLC Enters

    09/27/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    COMPLETE TITLE Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails; Material on Radical Islam "Purged,” Outstanding Army Officer "Disciplined," TMLC Enters Case ### ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center announced today that it is representing U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, a 1994 Graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. In April 2012, LTC Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publicly condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved of his teaching assignment because of the negative way Islam was portrayed in an elective course entitled, Perspectives on Islam and...
  • The lesson Obama was sent to teach us (...'08 win was God's 'elections have consequences' message)

    09/26/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    The way that people carried on in 2008, you would have thought we had elected a messiah and not merely a president. Some people who felt that way can be excused because that’s the way Obama was sold to us. After all, he vowed to lower the oceans, heal the planet and unite all Americans, whatever their class, race, gender or nation of origin. That’s pretty big talk for someone whose singular accomplishment as a member of the Illinois Legislature was to vote in favor of partial-birth abortions, and whose most noteworthy achievement during his two years in Washington was...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives. From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question: If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union no longer exist,...
  • Economics of Peace

    09/24/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 24, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy? After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties. Capitalists have historically opposed war and embraced production as a means to freedom, prosperity and national security. So, it surprises me when self-described fiscal conservatives embrace a foreign policy of military interventionism. Indeed, George W. Bush opposed nation-building when he ran for president in 2001; he maintained that military interventionism neither fosters freedom abroad nor...
  • Anderson Cooper admits CNN found slain ambassador's journal, 'secretly' used it in reporting

    09/22/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Anderson Cooper admits that CNN found slain American ambassador's journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and 'secretly' used it in reporting (full Title).•CNN found Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal on the floor at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi •Journal consisted of seven handwritten pages in a hard-bound book •Network says it notified Stevens' family at once and handed over the journal CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source. On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper...
  • Obama and Religious War - Obama is Malcolm X brought to life - a leftist reactionary

    09/21/2012 1:23:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2012 | James Lewis
    .....The whole liberal complaint about religion is two centuries out of date -- except in the case of radical warlike Islam, where it is all too timely. The liberal answer to Mohammed is Marx,one reactionary extremist from the Arabian desert of thirteen centuries ago against another one from the Prussian Empire of 1848. Mohammed and Marx both agitated for world-conquering imperialism,and dumbed-down libs think that the Marxist mass-murdering ideology is "progressive." Obama was raised in a militant anti-Western group of seething leftists. Those are the people he tells us he picked to be his friends and allies in college. Those...
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carter’s in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washington’s long-time and loyal...
  • NASA's Bolden: criticism of agency’s direction ‘undermines nation’s goals at a very critical time’

    09/20/2012 2:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2012
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dismissed rumors that the future of U.S. space exploration is in jeopardy and rejected speculation that his agency has no plans for future human spaceflight. “Those who perpetuate that myth only hurt the space program,” Bolden told businessmen, academics and journalists Tuesday afternoon at the National Press Club. “Such talk undermines our nation’s goals at a very critical time,” he said. “The truth is we have an ambitious series of deep space destinations we plan to explore and we are hard at work exploring the hardware and the technologies to get us there.” ....“If you look...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chaos At The State Dept?

    09/15/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 71 replies
    Powerline ^ | Septembe 15, 2012 | Steven Hayward
    I spoke with a well-placed journalist last night whose sources describe the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. ...The consulate in Benghazi was an interim facility, with only a standard door lock for security, and worse, Ambassador Stevens was traveling with only a light security detail,...
  • State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya

    09/15/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Lacey · 95 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 09/14/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Today I went out into the field here in Chicago looking to talk to some of the striking teachers but no one in a red-shirt was anywhere to be found (or, if they were wearing one, they had nothing to do with the teachers’ union strike). A journalist friend of mine asked me to nose around and see if I could uncover anything about slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was rumored to be gay. A former “roommate” of Stevens by the name of Austin Tichenor lives and works in Chicago and while making calls to friends of mine in the...
  • White House details ‘destructive’ spending cuts

    09/14/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    With excruciating detail, the White House’s budget office on Friday laid out exactly where it will have to cut $109 billion from federal spending in January, including $11.1 billion from Medicare and $54.7 billion from defense spending. The defense cuts include $21.5 billion from operations and maintenance for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and the reserves and National Guard, and nearly $1.4 billion from military aide to Afghanistan, with tens of billions coming from procurement and other Pentagon accounts. “The report leaves no question that the sequestration would be deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments, and core...
  • Paul Ryan to 'values voters': If Obama wins, there's no going back

    09/14/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2012 | David Grant
    Speaking at the one of the largest annual gatherings for social conservatives Friday, Paul Ryan's message was a punch to the gut: If you allow President Obama to be reelected, there’s no going back. “If we renew the contract, we will get the same deal – with only one difference. In a second term, he will never answer to you again,” Congressman Ryan said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “In so many ways, starting with Obamacare, reelecting this president would set in motion things that can never be called back. It would be a choice...
  • Krauthammer: We're Seeing The "Collapse Of The Obama Policy On The Muslim World"

    09/14/2012 10:19:57 AM PDT · by opentalk · 46 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | September 13, 2012
    "What we are seeing on the screen is the meltdown, collapse of the Obama policy on the Muslim world," Charles Krauthammer said on the panel segment of FOX News' "Special Report" tonight. "The irony is that it began in Cairo, in the same place where the speech he made in the beginning of his presidency in which he said, you wanted a new beginning with mutual respect, implying under the other presidents, particularly Bush, there was a lack of mutual respect. Which was an insult to the United States, which had gone to war six times in the last 20...
  • Blood on his hands: Obama Skipped All Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Sept. 5

    09/14/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff...
  • FLOTUS: Obesity 'Absolutely' Greatest Threat To National Security

    09/13/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 12, 2012 | Breitbart TV
  • White House doesn’t dispute my report on skipped meetings--Marc A. Thiessen

    09/11/2012 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/11/2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The Politico headline reporting on the Obama administration’s reaction to my column yesterday exposing the fact that President Obama has skipped more than half of his daily intelligence meetings since taking office reads “White House disputes report on intel briefs.” For its part, CNN reports that “The president's spokesman disputed a Washington Post item that suggested the commander-in-chief has not attended the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)  "more than half the time."  No, he didn’t.  In fact, no one in the Obama administration has “disputed” my report on the president’s record on attending his daily intelligence meeting.  No administration official has...
  • Littoral Combat Ship to be commissioned on [Galveston] isle

    09/10/2012 2:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Bronwyn Turner
    More photosGALVESTON — Several thousand onlookers will crowd Pier 21 in Galveston next week, eager for a glimpse at a new breed of Navy warship and the crew that will man her. The vessel is a football field in length and so fast designers compare her to a sports car on supersized steroids. She’ll arrive at Port 21 as the Fort Worth and gain the official title of the USS Fort Worth after commissioning ceremonies Sept. 22. Ernie Connor, U.S. Navy retired, director of the Galveston Naval Foundation, described how events will take place during the ceremony. “Congressman Kay...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Stephen Coughlin: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (The Hill Briefing)

    08/28/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT · by damonw · 8 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 8/28/12 | Stephen Coughlin
    This is very important Security Briefing by Terrorist Analyst Expert Major Stephen Coughlin of the Center for Security Policy. I have collected about 20 learning video series on Islam here at this site,, and this is in the top 3 in importance, Coughlin and this brief are awesome. There are a total of 4 hours of lecturing in the 5 videos. To see the most important video series on this site, see AMERICA IN CRISIS: Intelligence Briefing On The Muslim Brotherhood In America by John Guandolo. Stephen Coughlin, Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction) Stephen...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Report: State Dept. Considers Eliminating US Nuclear Arsenal

    08/24/2012 5:33:24 AM PDT · by opentalk · 64 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | August 24, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Although President Obama's current defense cuts are so drastic that even Rep. Nancy Pelosi is scared they might cost Democrats more seats in the House, State Dept. advisers are reportedly encouraging further cuts and even the all-out elimination of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. A State Dept. report addressing this issue justifies the suggestion on the grounds that possessing nuclear weapons drives other nations to "acquisition and/or use of nuclear weapons." In other words, as long as nations like the U.S., Israel, and Russia have nukes but rogue nations like Iran and North Korea don't Iran and North Korea will continually...
  • U.S. says surprised by Navy SEAL's book on bin Laden raid

    08/22/2012 6:37:41 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was surprised by the news that a Navy SEAL who participated in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has written a book about the operation in which the al Qaeda leader was killed, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden" was written by a Navy SEAL under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and is to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.... snip... "We learned about this book today from press...
  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Re-elect Obama (Part 2 of 3)

    08/21/2012 3:49:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 21, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The New York Times reported, "With waning approval ratings and a stagnant economy, the possibility that Mr. Obama will not be re-elected has entered the political bloodstream." It's more than entered; it's flowing strong. Last week in Part 1, I began to list my Top 10 reasons not to re-elect President Obama. Though I would encourage readers to read the details of each of those points, here they are in summary: 10) Obama's economic actions have failed to lower the unemployment rate in the U.S. below 8 percent for last 42 record months. 9) The Obama administration's out-of-control spending has...
  • Navy SEAL PAC doesn't bother Obama

    08/20/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 98 replies
    politico ^ | 8/20/2012 | BYRAN TAO
    President Obama said Monday that he isn't too worried about two groups of military veterans running campaign ads against him. Last week, two groups — Special Operations Speaks and Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund - formed to criticize Obama on national security policy, the Osama bin Laden raid and intelligence leaks. “I don’t take these folks too seriously. One of their members is a birther who denies I was born here, despite evidence to the contrary," Obama told The Virginian-Pilot. "You’ve got another who was a tea party candidate in a recent election." "This kind of stuff springs up before election...
  • Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden 3X after getting cold feet - until Hillary stepped in

    08/20/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    ukmail ^ | 8 20 12
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online. Miniter, a former ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Washington Times’...
  • Assange: How a cosy chat with the president of Ecuador turned into a diplomatic headache for Britain

    08/19/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 19, 2012 | Harriet Alexander, Philip Sherwell in New York and Hugo Carro in Quito
    One was an Australian computer hacker; the other a head of state. They did not speak each other’s language; and their first encounter was a videolink conversation across 6,000miles. ....“Welcome to the club of the persecuted!” a beaming Mr Correa[President of Ecuador]told the grinning Australian. ...on Mr Assange’s Russian television chat show in May, the Ecuadorean discussed at great length his resentment of American“imperialism”, and his vehement dislike of big business, media barons and “elites”. ..........Mr Assange nodded knowingly....... The two men laughed and joked as they congratulated each other on their pariah status. ......On Thursday, Mr Correa’s government announced...
  • Livermore Lab Ignition Facility's woes

    08/18/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 18, 2012 | David Perlman
    Scientists who have worked for more than a decade on a multibillion-dollar project to mimic the energy of the hydrogen bomb in experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have encountered so many difficulties, they have already missed their deadline and are unlikely to achieve success soon, government experts warn. The lab's National Ignition Facility was designed to be a substitute for underground tests of nuclear weapons, which had become a political impossibility by the early 1990s. Without testing, the nation has no way to determine the safety and reliability of its aging arsenal of atomic weapons. The National Ignition Facility...
  • Navy SEALS Start 'Swift-Boating' Obama (Video at Link)

    08/15/2012 6:42:26 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 37 replies
    Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging, leaks... A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives. Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its...
  • Iftar dinner at The White House, 10 August 2012

    08/14/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Israel Survival Updates ^ | 8-10-12 | Kenny Solomon
    Background – (Left) Huma Abedin-Weiner (she has buttons on her sleeve) enjoying the company of Muslim Brotherhood member and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) president, Mohamed Magid Please pay attention. This matters. Obama-san he hostee Iftar din-din at La Casa Blanca. . United States Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton’s gatekeeper, typical Muslim Huma Abedin (wife of Jewish leftist p.o.s. Anthony Weiner) enjoyed the evening’s festivities with typical Muslim Brotherhood member and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) president, Mohamed Magid . And of course, The Associated Press makes it sound ‘normal’, since Bubba and Teh Eeeevil Booooooooooosh hosted...
  • Report: Russian Nuclear Attack Sub Patrolled Waters Off Gulf for a Month…Undetected

    08/14/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/14/2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A Russian, nuclear-powered attack sub patrolled the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, off the U.S. coast, undetected for a month, a new startling report from the Washington Free Beacon says. The sub, the Free Beacon says, is an Akula vessel loaded with cruise missiles and is one of the quietest in the Russian fleet. From the report: The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow. The submarine patrol also...
  • Woman Becomes First Openly Gay General

    08/13/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 146 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/12/2012 | Matthew L. Wald
    WASHINGTON — An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, thus becoming the first openly gay officer of flag rank in the United States military. The officer, Brig. Gen. Tammy S. Smith, 49, a 26-year veteran of the Army, was promoted in a ceremony at the women’s memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The star was affixed by Tracey Hepner, who was a co-founder last year of the Military Partners and Families Coalition, which “provides support, resources, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • Obama praises patriotism of Anthony Weiner's wife at White House Ramadan dinner

    08/11/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 8/11/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an 'American patriot' at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. His praise came after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. 'She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,' Obama said.
  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a "patriot" (Huma Abedin)

    08/10/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot" after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country...
  • Pilot’s Bill of Rights awaits President’s signature (fat chance)

    08/03/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    GA News ^ | 8/3/12 | Wood
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which made it through the legislative process in “record time,” according to an official with the Experimental Aircraft Association, has been approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives and is now on President Obama’s desk awaiting his signature. The president has 10 days from the time it made it to his desk on July 26 to sign the bill, said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and a CFI with more than 10,000 hours who introduced the bill. “We have every reason to...
  • Midsummer Madness (Oliver North)

    08/09/2012 4:55:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 10, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — According to the pollsters and the so-called mainstream media, as of the dead of summer, the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a dead heat. We also are told this race is all about the "economy" or "jobs" or "middle-class taxes" or "repealing Obamacare." Or not. Supposedly, we're turned off by negative campaign ads, but we also want to know whether Romney really caused the death of an unemployed woman a half-dozen years ago — as alleged by a Democratic super PAC commercial. And of course, we all are looking forward to poring over every...
  • Should the US Remilitarize Military Procurement? (or leave it to the BUREAUCRATS!)

    08/07/2012 7:31:05 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 7, 2012 | Taylor Dinerman
    Since experienced military officers have been removed from the procurement system, the only people who now judge whether or not a weapon or a piece of equipment is ready to go into service are the Pentagon's lawyers, accountants and political appointees. The power of lobbyists also grows directly out of the system's lack of direct military involvement. It is time to scrap the whole procurement system and return control of the purchase of weapons to the uniformed military. The US military is facing potentially catastrophic funding cuts due to last year's so-called "sequestration" deal between the President and the Republicans...
  • Something is rotten in the U.S

    08/06/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    torontosun ^ | 03AUG12 | Salim Mansur ,QMI Agency
    The Huma Abedin flap, as I noted last week, illustrates how unserious Washington’s political establishment remains about the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamism. Huma Abedin is deputy chief of staff in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office, and the troubling aspect of this flap is Republican Sen. John McCain’s conduct. Instead of questioning the Obama administration’s embrace of MB, McCain was quick to condemn those House Republicans raising concerns over Huma Abedin’s position in government. McCain’s behaviour endears him with the liberal-left mainstream media as a maverick, while conservatives find him increasingly unworthy of respect. American conservatives are not simply bitter...