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  • Panetta: Obama Should Have Maintained Military Presence In Iraq [VIDEO]

    09/21/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/21/14 | Al Weaver
    In a 60 Minutes interview set to air Sunday night, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that President Obama should have left a residual force to “continue the momentum” America had going for itself in Iraq, and that he wasn’t confident that pulling out was the right move for America: Panetta: “We gave them a chance. I mean, no one could guarantee that Iraq would be able to go in the right direction, but we gave them a chance. We gave them the tools.” Pelley: “Back when you watched the stars and stripes being lowered for the last time...
  • Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"

    09/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 9-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq — and relatives said served as a sniper — managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule. "There he was grabbed...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • Hamas to PA: Show us proof that int'l organizations will cease aid if our salaries are not paid

    09/21/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/14 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hamas to PA: Show us proof that int'l organizations will cease aid if our salaries are not paid Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said recently that donor countries had warned him not to pay salaries to Hamas’ 40,000 civil servants. Hamas is demanding proof from Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah that donor countries have threatened to suspend financial aid to the Palestinians if his government paid salaries to Hamas employees in the Gaza Strip. Hamdallah said recently that donor countries had warned him not to pay salaries to Hamas’s 40,000 civil servants. “The government and the banks operating in the...
  • Border Fence: Our Number Won Priority

    09/21/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-21-2014 | MOTUS
    You’re on your own today kids. Another breach of security yesterday and we’ve been on lockdown since Friday night. I haven’t had any sleep and my circuits are nearly drained.I see the media reports that, like the first Big White breach, “nobody” was home: excuse me! What am I, chopped liver? Raj, Little Mo, Sunny and Little Bo were all here with me. Lady M’s traveling incognito this weekend (don’t ask- I’m not at liberty to discuss, butt I can tell you that after her very busy week, she was excited).Since she doesn’t need my services this was supposed to...
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US

    09/20/2014 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court.
  • Ambassador who sided with Muslim Brotherhood spearheads State Department’s anti-ISIS effort

    09/20/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Kerry has assembled a three-person team to lead the State Department’s efforts against ISIS. Two of the members — Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk — seem unobjectionable. The third, Anne Patterson, is another matter. In announcing her central role, Kerry praised Patterson as “one of our nation’s top diplomats deeply respected in the region.” But Patterson is not respected in Egypt, where she served as ambassador during the period when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power. Bridget Johnson at PJ Media reminds us that Patterson stood firmly behind the Brotherhood as it persecuted opponents and attempted to consolidate...
  • Why Stamp of Obama Isn't Sticking

    09/20/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    email ^ | 09/18/2014 | unknown
    The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings: 1.The stamp is in perfect order. 2. There is nothing wrong with the glue. 3. People are spitting on the wrong side.
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  • Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-Jumper Stay in White House

    09/20/2014 4:25:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    TheDC ^ | 9/20/14 | Neil Munro
    The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition,
  • Obama, Unions, Trial Bar Take Aim At Franchise Model

    09/20/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    If the Obama Administration has its way, Ronald McDonald may soon have to wipe that grin off his face as he stands beneath the Golden Arches. One of the most successful models for expanding small-business ownership in America is under full-scale attack from unions and the White House. The political strategy is to fundamentally change the legal relationship between locally owned stores like McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), Popeyes (NASDAQ:PLKI), Taco Bell (NYSE:YUM) and their multibillion-dollar parent companies. No longer would franchisees be legally classified as independent contractors to the parent company. The left wants the employees of each of the hundreds of...
  • These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches

    09/20/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Colby Itkowitz
    When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric. With control of the House, Senate and the White House, and high public approval for their new party standard bearer, Democrats eagerly embraced Obama and all the long-awaited policy initiatives he’d surely help them achieve. Much has been written this election cycle about the Democrats distancing themselves from Obama ahead of the midterm elections. Some Democratic candidates in tough races regularly emphasize their differences with the president. And Obama is persona non grata on the campaign trail (unless it’s inside private high-dollar fundraiser dinners).
  • Former head of Marine Corps: ‘Not a snowball’s chance In hell’ Obama’s plan succeeds

    09/20/2014 12:54:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    A former Marine Corps Commandant told an audience that President Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State militants doesn’t have a “snowball’s chance in hell” of succeeding. Speaking at a conference in Washington, General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Crops at the end of the Bush administration and beginning of the Obama administration, said that he was skeptical that the U.S. had reliable ground forces in Iraq, the Daily Caller reported Friday. In June, Gen. Conway blasted the White House over the controversial prisoner swap of five terrorism suspects for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
  • Obama's ISIS Tap Dance

    09/20/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Amanda Munoz
    Don’t let a rare act of bipartisanship fool you. Just because Congress came together (miraculously and quickly before, ahem, their midterm elections) in passage of a continuing resolution which also authorizes the training and arming of Syrian troops, doesn’t mean that the American people - or the military for that matter – are fully buying into the president’s plan. All the hustle and bustle on Capitol Hill this week laid bare the confusion and political calculation behind the White House’s recent push to go after the ISIS (ISIL) terrorist group, which increases its threats against the U.S. and its...
  • The muddled strategy of Jubilation T. Obama

    09/20/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama continues to insist on leading from behind; that's the most He can do. Who in his right mind would follow Him were He to try to lead from the front?"Moderate" IslamistsCommander in Chief Juilation T. Cornpone Obama, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Hero of the Obama Nation, has His own ideas about the "non-Islamic" Islamic State (IS) with which He is or isn't at war (or going to war) with the help of "moderate" Islamists. It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists. As I argued...
  • One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?

    09/20/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Rueters ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Gaines
    For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, “Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?”
  • 45,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS flood into Turkey

    09/20/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    AFP via The Gulf Today ^ | September 20, 2014
    ANKARA: Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, as Kurdish and opposition officials called for international help. The massive influx came as 49 Turks kidnapped by ISIS jihadists in Iraq in June were freed and returned to Turkey for emotional reunions with their families. On Saturday, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said at least 45,000 Syrian Kurds had crossed into the country. "As of now, 45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border and entered the Turkish soil from eight entrance points," he said....
  • Obama Is Not Serious About Defeating ISIL

    09/20/2014 8:32:16 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Mullah Obama, Secretary of State Hanoi Kerry and defense stooge Hegel have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to ISIL. Insisting that they will not allow boots on the ground is not only pure political posturing on the part of America’s fearless triumvirate, it’s just plain stupid. They are hoping that cowardly Iraqi security forces and the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels will be America’s proxy army in the fight against fellow Muslims. Obama ordered the CIA train and arm these so-called moderate Muslims and thus was born ISIS. What in the world are these over-educated political...
  • The Battle of Victims: Pumping-Up to WIN Because #It’sOnUs

    09/20/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2014 | MOTUS
    In yet another case of cops acting stupidly, White House police arrested an unarmed man of color who was just out for an evening walk: “The location of the arrest — the White House — is not acceptable to the Secret Service and the response will be reviewed.” Ya think? Maybe this will make Big Guy reconsider the value of a really big fence and a secure border.In other racist news, the NFL dustup is shaping up to be a tough battle of all the usual victims: young black men vs. women and children.Here is the lineup of the alleged...
  • Why We Shouldn't Impeach Barack Obama

    09/20/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/20/14 | Elise Cooper
    In his latest book, The People vs. Barack Obama, Ben Shapiro charges the president with counts of espionage, involuntary manslaughter, violation of internal revenue laws, bribery, and obstruction of justice, not to mention the recent charge of child endangerment. Benghazi, ObamaCare, Fast & Furious, the IRS scandal, the NSA, Solyndra, appointed czars, the James Rosen affair, and the illegal children’s exodus into the U.S. are just some the issues that show how Obama has become an imperial president. The president has decided when to enforce immigration laws, advantageously delayed ObamaCare, and micromanaged the economy, as well as attack the Supreme...
  • Barry Needs His Fix

    09/20/2014 3:06:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Boehner and Yellen are the dealers, I reckon... A friend sent this, not sure who's work it is, and can't quite make out what that is on the bottom-right corner there
  • Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

    09/19/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future. "We do better when we field the whole team. When women succeed, America succeeds," Obama said at an annual forum sponsored by the Democratic National Committee.
  • US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

    09/19/2014 6:10:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    yahoo ^ | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the disease has accelerated faster than initially thought, so the U.S. needs to get people on the ground and ramp up numbers quickly. President Barack Obama has pledged 3,000 troops, and the U.S. military commander and a small team has arrived in Liberia to do initial assessments.
  • More Than 700 Infants Exposed To TB At Texas Hospital

    09/19/2014 6:03:42 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2014
    More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials. The city’s Department of Public Health says the infants along with about 40 employees at Providence Memorial Hospital were exposed.
  • President Obama’s Sunni-World Views and Policies Supported By A Willfully Blind DC

    09/19/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2014 | sundance
    Washington DC thinks we are stupid, they really do. The professional political class has yet to grasp the understanding that “WWW” as a prefix in the internet stands for “World Wide Web”. We are quite capable of connecting, collecting and digesting information directly from the heart of the issues being debated. Despite all the DC pontifications, obfuscations, and professional talking points to the contrary, we know in Syria there are two options, support Bashir Assad or support radical Islamists, that’s it. There is no mysterious “moderate” third option; the “rebels” are radical islamists. President Obama and Republican Senator John McCain...
  • Obama’s “Moderate Rebels” Sign Deal With ISIS, Report Says

    09/19/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | September 19, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The supposed “moderate” rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad — self-styled jihadists whom the Obama administration and Congress plan to supply with even more support under the guise of battling the Islamic State (ISIS) — recently signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS (also known as ISIL), according to reports from human-rights groups and French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pointed to the news as yet another reason why supplying U.S. arms and support to Islamic forces to battle Islamic forces was a dangerous idea. The foreign-policy establishment, however, plans to proceed with arming and training jihadists...
  • This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to ... Barack Obama?

    09/19/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 32 replies
    Rare / Cox Media Group ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matt Purple
    Senator Ted Cruz isn’t one to throw a bone to the Obama administration. But a new bill that he introduced would give the government enormous new powers when it comes to national security. It’s called the “Expatriate Terrorist Act” and on the surface its intentions seem good enough. It allows the United States to revoke the citizenship of anyone fighting for or aiding a terrorist group like ISIS. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or...
  • Secy. Kerry says Iran can help defeat ISIS

    09/19/2014 3:58:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States welcomes potential action on the part of Iran to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while the Obama administration maintains it is not coordinating militarily with the nation. In remarks to the United Nations Security Council in New York on Friday, Kerry called for a "holistic, global campaign" to defeat ISIS, noting, "the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only, nor even primarily, military in nature," he said using an alternate acronym for the group. "The fact is there is a role for nearly every country...
  • Michelle Obama ADMITS Her Husband Was Born In Kenya

    09/19/2014 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 101 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/19/14 | Unknown
    Footage has recently surfaced of a speech given by Michelle Obama in which she admits that her husband was born in Kenya. Speaking about Barack Obama, Michelle says, “When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya, we took a public HIV test for the very point of showing folks in Kenya that there is nothing to be embarrassed about in getting tested.” My, my, that seems like quite a Freudian slip! Barack could not have been happy that his own wife blew his cover, but I guess that's what he gets for marrying a...
  • Dem Operative Says Obama Planning "October Surprise"

    09/19/2014 3:20:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Long time Democratic Party operative Bob Beckel says GOP hopes of taking control of both Houses of Congress will be thwarted by an "October surprise." "Republicans who are counting on the President's unpopularity to spark a vote against Congressional Democrats are in for a rude awakening," Beckel predicted. "On Sunday, November 2nd President Obama will go on national TV and announce his resignation. Relieved of this albatross, embattled Democrats should be able to cruise to the finish line on top on November 4th." "Then on the third day, November 5th, President Obama will rise like Jesus did, and resume his...
  • Eyes on Estonia

    09/19/2014 1:05:15 PM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    WORLD magazine ^ | 9-19-14 | Marvin Olasky
    Eyes on Estonia ESTONIA | A desperate Goliath may soon take on a super-secular David By MARVIN OLASKY Issue: "Is the world falling apart?," Oct. 4, 2014 Posted Sept. 19, 2014, 01:00 a.m. President Barack Obama on Sept. 3 journeyed to Estonia, a New Jersey–sized nation with 1.3 million persons, and gave a speech, as is his custom. Estonians were wondering how much they should fear their 400-times-larger-by-area neighbor, Russia, home to 144 million humans including one inhumane dictator, Vladimir Putin. Obama said don’t worry: “We’ll be here for Estonia. You lost your independence once before. With NATO, you’ll never...
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • Military Leaders Increasingly at Odds With Obama Over ISIS Strategy

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

    09/19/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances. Video House approves Obama's plan to combat Islamic State in a 273 to 156 vote Demonstrating yet again that we do not have an effective opposition party in the United States right now, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train “vetted” members of the Free Syrian Army. As expected,the Senate went along on Thursday. The Hill noted about the House vote that “vocal opposition” came from “both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Ninety-Fifth Week in Office

    09/19/2014 10:57:48 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Ninety-Fifth Week in Office9/18/2014Obama and Israel, Year 6Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Gov..It's 3am and nobody's thereRift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State Former Top State Dept. Official: Asia Policy Almost in ‘Free-Fall’ Experts say pivot to Asia has been hollow as China threat loomsWSJ: Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in SyriaKerry quote on the Islamic State: America is at “war against this enemy of Islam”Kerry: ISIS Is ‘the Order of Satan’Kerry: Obama Administration Listening to 'Good Lawyers'...
  • A 98 year-old prophecy is fulfilled

    09/19/2014 10:39:43 AM PDT · by oldbrowser · 18 replies
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    A 98 year-old prophecy is fulfilled. H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat. Mencken wrote the editorial below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition. "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron." - H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening...
  • Islamic State “bans Christians from school”

    09/19/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | September 19, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    They want to keep the Christians ignorant and subservient. But Obama say, They have legitimate grievances! “Mosul, the Islamic State ‘bans Christians from school," ” Asia News, September 19, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Ankawa (AsiaNews) – For the first time in history, Iraqi Christians who always had a “high standard of education” in the region, are being deprived of the right to study and cannot attend schools.
  • Iraqi Cleric Urges Vigilance Against Western Interference

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

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

    09/19/2014 7:52:33 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | September 17, 2014 | Marc Patrone
    ISIS is Barack Obama’s mess. He made it and now he wants our help to clean it up. What do Canadians owe him? He’s turned his back on allies such as Israel, having proven himself a bigger friend to the likes of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood than to the Jewish state. He’s no friend of Canada’s. Instead of working with his friends, he’s tried in vain to appease such longtime enemies as Iran. His rush to pull out of Iraq without leaving a reserve force behind has led to the disaster we see unfolding there now. Now Obama needs...
  • Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

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

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

    09/19/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/19/2014
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  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Alleged ISIS Photo Controversy Engulfs Sen. John McCain

    09/19/2014 5:44:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endured brutal criticism—media fact checkers, reporters, and political figures have shredded him—for questioning just who McCain posed with. But a closer look at the situation tells perhaps a different story than McCain’s office or the mainstream media have pushed. The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when...
  • Netanyahu’s ISIS Moral Clarity

    09/19/2014 5:45:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Confronted with pure evil in the form of ISIS, President Barack Obama treats the jihadists as if they represented an isolated threat that can be dealt with on its own. ISIS (or ISIL as the U.S. government calls it, or the Islamic State as the jihadists now call themselves) has no relationship to Islam, according to the president and his Secretary of State John Kerry.
  • Cowardly Congress Authorizes Obama to Pay Others to Fight

    09/19/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/19/14 | Steve Berman
    Yesterday, the Senate approved a bill  to arm and train Syrian rebels, who fight against Bashar Assad, so they can eliminate ISIS, which possesses hundreds of millions of dollars, and no shortage of fighters willing to die for them.  I fail to see the wisdom in this action, or what good can come of this.  It appears cowardly, and even immoral to pay others to fight for you. The New York Times penned almost 1,800 words describing and analyzing this vote, and even got the tally wrong in the original version. Correction: September 18, 2014 An earlier version of this article...
  • ObamaCare's Numbers Game

    09/19/2014 3:28:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/18/2014 | IBD Staff
    Health Reform: It seems the administration had been exaggerating the number of people enrolled in ObamaCare to the tune of about 700,000. We're shocked! Shocked! At a hearing Thursday, Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, finally confessed that 7.3 million were enrolled in ObamaCare plans as of mid-August. In other words, the administration had been inflating the "enrollment" number nearly 10% by counting anyone who had completed the application process, not those who paid their premiums. Now, they say it's no big deal, because everyone expected some attrition. But even this new, lower number is...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/19/2014 12:25:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | John Byrne, Juan Perez Jr. and Dana Ferguson,
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side. Instead of naming the new school after his former boss, the mayor indicated he would consider other names for the selective enrollment high school set to be built near the site of the former Cabrini-Green public housing project just northwest of downtown.
  • Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report #BrendanTevlin

    09/18/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Diago · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a “just kill,” Fox News has revealed. Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend’s house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up his car and fired ten rounds, striking him eight times. Mr. Brown then drove the car, with Tevlin’s lifeless body still in it, to a parking lot in West Orange and left him there, Fox News reported. Police initially announced the arrest of three suspects in Tevlin’s murder, calling...