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  • Obama is leaving IEDs for the next President, just as Clinton did to Bush

    04/18/2016 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-16 | DrJohn
    When Bill Clinton left office, he left a burgeoning recession on George W. Bush's doorstep. That wasn't the only thing he left Bush. He left Bush Osama Bin Laden. Clinton has openly boasted that he could have killed Bin Laden and chose not to try. In fact, Clinton had numerous opportunities to kill Bin Laden. But there's more. Under Bush Bill Clinton buried an IED. The IED was a house of cards built upon lousy mortgages and trash securities sold as high value. And it was all legal, thanks to Bill Clinton. Clinton pushed Fannie to 51% subprimes, made predatory lending...
  • The Obama Doctrine Has Made The World More Dangerous

    04/19/2016 6:25:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 17, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby,
    Five years ago, President Obama hailed the military campaign in Libya that toppled Moammar Khadafy as one of the foreign policy triumphs of his presidency. Today he calls Libya his worst mistake. But though he may have changed his grade from an A to an F, his commitment to “leading from behind” — a euphemism for American passivity and abdication — hasn’t budged. On the day Khadafy was killed, in October 2011, Obama took a victory lap. “Our brave pilots have flown in Libya’s skies, our sailors have provided support off Libya’s shores, and our leadership at NATO has helped...
  • Is there an Obama doctrine?

    04/19/2016 5:09:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-19-16 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    The result is that the leader of the free world has abnegated his responsibility and put America and its allies in great danger. For seven years observers have attempted to discern what President Barack Obama’s foreign policy is, since the closest he has come to articulating one was the simplistic declaration he made to reporters on Air Force One: “don’t do stupid stuff.” The result is that the leader of the free world has abnegated his responsibility and put America and its allies in great danger. President Obama viewed George W. Bush as a menace and was determined to show...
  • Obama's First Legacy Tour

    04/18/2016 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Rich Galen
    resident Barack Obama, who can now count the remainder of his Presidency in months (nine months to be exact) is going overseas to, if not mend fences, then to attempt to fix large holes in his legacy. He will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, England, and Germany, allies all. When it comes to American allies, we tend to believe that they should act in a way that furthers America's interests. In the case of the Saudi's we sell them military equipment and share intelligence and we expect the Saudis to use them to keep Iran at bay. We want the...
  • Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

    03/24/2016 6:36:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | March 20, 2016 | Leslie Eastman
    President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president. …Gates, who headed the Pentagon during the Egyptian coup, lamented that, while he and the rest of the president’s national security experts advised Obama to handle the situation in Egypt cautiously, the president chose...
  • Obama’s Anti-Arab Views Confirm Suspicions

    03/23/2016 8:55:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 23 March 2016
    Jeffrey Goldberg’s appraisal of the “The Obama doctrine”, that has caused a furore in response to the president’s scathing views on America’s Arab allies, has done us a favour. Now we know beyond question where we stand in the US global pecking order, which appears to be way down the scale of the Obama administration’s priorities. Barack Obama no longer believes that the Middle East is “terribly important to American interests” but insists that the Saudis need to share the region with their Iranian foes in the form of a “cold peace”. Of great concern is his failure to disagree...
  • Restoring America’s Greatness Abroad, Part 1-A post-Obama foreign policy.

    03/24/2016 7:02:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 24, 2016 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    For the seven disastrous years of the Obama administration, it’s become easier to be a mullah building nuclear weapons in Iran than a Jew building an apartment in his capital, Jerusalem. To get us to this point – a complete reversal of America’s long-standing and hard-won alliances – took more than just words from Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry. It took seven years of policy changes. America 2016 is a very different model year from America 2008. Obama didn’t just redesign the hood, change the fenders, or swap out the 350 hp V8 for an electric motor that thumps...
  • Politics How the Brussels attacks could force Obama to betray his policy instincts

    03/22/2016 7:11:01 PM PDT · by John W · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22,2016 | Greg Jaffe
    The terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday pose the worst kind of foreign policy dilemma for President Obama, pitting his instincts that he’s doing all he can to defeat the Islamic State against intense political pressure for him to do more. Obama has been making the case for months that his strategy to defeat the Islamic State and protect Americans at home is slowly working. White House aides speak repeatedly of the 40 percent of the Islamic State’s territory taken back from the group in Iraq and the 20 percent wrested away in Syria. They cite the impact of more...
  • Senior Saudi royal excoriates Obama for ‘Iran pivot’

    03/14/2016 2:56:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 14, 2016,
    Prince Turki al-Faisal also lashes out at US president for accusing monarchy of fueling sectarian conflicts across Mideast A senior Saudi royal criticized President Barack Obama Monday for comments accusing the longtime US ally of feeding Middle East conflicts. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has long been a major ally of the United States but the relationship has deteriorated under Obama. Riyadh has been especially concerned by US support for Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, fearing its regional rival will be emboldened. In an opinion piece published in Saudi newspapers, Prince Turki al-Faisal, the kingdom’s former intelligence...
  • Obama cites Cuba, Iran as examples of his ‘principled’ diplomacy

    03/14/2016 11:05:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama gave a pep talk to U.S. diplomats Monday, urging them to “finish strong” as his administration enters its final months, and defending his diplomatic “breakthroughs” with Iran and Cuba. “There are those who criticize our commitment to diplomacy, for investing so much effort in trying to resolve conflicts that seem intractable,” Mr. Obama said during a visit to the State Department in Washington. “Here’s the truth: conflicts and wars do not end on their own. Breakthroughs don’t just happen. Agreements don’t write themselves. It takes diplomacy, being willing to sit down with others.” Citing the Iranian nuclear deal,...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • Clinton, Libya and Israel-Will Obama's disastrous foreign policy live on?

    03/04/2016 5:50:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    The messages from Washington ahead of Vice President Joe Biden's arrival in Israel next week show President Barack Obama's hostile policies toward Israel will maintained until he leaves office. In recent weeks, the administration has warned various government ministers that any construction of housing for Jews in Jerusalem will be viewed with hostility by the administration. In contrast, the administration is pressuring Israel to permit construction of homes for Arabs in its capital city and harshly opposes all moves by the government to destroy illegal construction in Arab neighborhoods and in Judea and Samaria. In other words, it is the...
  • Our Foreign Policy Problems Go Well Beyond Iraq

    02/19/2016 5:13:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    We get it already. The Iraq war was a mistake. Indeed, on this point pretty much everyone agrees. Jeb Bush, the brother of the president who launched the war, has said so. So has Hillary Clinton, the only presidential candidate in either party to have actually voted to invade Iraq (though she refused to admit her vote was a mistake until fairly recently). The only disagreements on the Republican side are about the degree and nature of the mistake. Catch Donald Trump in a glandular moment and he'll say that George W. Bush knowingly sent thousands of Americans to their...
  • CIA Director: The Middle East Is The Worst It's Been In 50 Years With 'Unprecedented' Bloodshed

    02/14/2016 2:25:16 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | February 10
    John Brennan, the CIA director, told a Senate committee Tuesday that the violence and instability in the Middle East was the worst it had been in 50 years, painting a dire picture of a region he said was facing "unprecedented" bloodshed. Brennan spoke at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual worldwide-threats hearing, emphasizing the threats the US faces as the Middle East devolves further into chaos. "The Middle East right now I think is racked by more instability and violence and inter-state conflict than we've seen certainly in the past 50 years," Brennan said. "And the amount of bloodshed and humanitarian...
  • ISIS destroys Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite photos confirm

    01/20/2016 1:15:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2016 | Associated Press
    ERBIL, Iraqi – Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the ISIS terror group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.
  • U.S. Struggles to Explain Alliance With Saudis

    01/05/2016 3:42:53 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2015 | David E. Sanger
    The Obama administration on Monday confronted the fundamental contradiction in its increasingly tense relationship with Saudi Arabia. It could not bring itself, at least in public, to condemn the execution of a dissident cleric who challenged the royal family, for fear of undermining the fragile Saudi leadership that it desperately needs in fighting the Islamic State and ending the conflict in Syria. The United States has usually looked the other way or issued carefully calibrated warnings in human rights reports as the Saudi royal family cracked down on dissent and free speech and allowed its elite to fund Islamic extremists....
  • President Obama's Bizarro-World victory tour

    01/03/2016 8:13:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-3-16 | Editorial Board
    Having done a world tour on his way into the White House, President Obama's now planning an even bigger global victory lap in his final year in office. Too bad that everything in-between is a heaping mound of hot foreign-policy mess. The president has reportedly ordered his staff to set a heavy international schedule for 2016. What, to celebrate the arrival of world peace? The White House, Politico reports, means the trips to cement a legacy of "Trans-Pacific Partnership, increased attention to Asia, an opening of Latin America, progress against the Islamic State and significant global movement on climate change."...
  • U.S. Slides Back into War in Iraq, Joining Conflict President Once Opposed

    01/02/2016 6:19:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | by Doug Bandow
    More U.S. military personnel have been sent to Iraq and Syria. Trainers, Special Forces, and airstrikes haven't been enough. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize grows more tarnished by the day. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter informed Congress last month that a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" would be sent to Iraq on top of the 3500 personnel already there, with the authority to operate in Syria too. The president's promise not to commit "boots on the ground" already was trampled underfoot in October, when a Delta Force soldier was killed while...
  • 2016 - The Year of the Jackals

    01/01/2016 11:58:02 AM PST · by pboyington
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 1, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    2016 will be the Year of the Jackals… This is the year in which Obama’s foreign policy completely unravels, and the jackals of the world are unleashed upon the forces of good, forces that are sadly represented by feckless and politically correct leaders. It will be a year that is a decision point for the West and the free world, whether to completely collapse in the wake of Islamic extremism or to fight back and destroy ISIS once and for all. ISIS has suffered some losses in the Middle East, but their grip on Syria and much of Central and...
  • Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 5:29:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 145 replies
    Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a “red line” by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day...
  • FP EXCLUSIVE: Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 7:45:53 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 7 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2015 | DAN DE LUCE
    In an exclusive interview, Chuck Hagel said the Obama administration micromanaged the Pentagon, stabbed him in the back on the way out -- and still has no strategy for fixing Syria. Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman...
  • OBAMA’S MIDEAST POLICY: AN OBITUARY BY JOHN KERRY

    11/29/2015 8:18:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    The other evening in New York when Secretary of State John Kerry came to talk about President Barack Obama's foreign policy, everyone thought he had come to praise it. An hour and 6000 words later, it was clear that he had come to bury it. The expected encomium became an unintended obituary. Kerry started by building an edifice of excuses for what he knew, and didn't want to admit, was failure on a grand scale. To heighten his profile, Kerry told the audience that he had just had lunch with Henry Kissinger who had admitted that the world was more...
  • John Kerry 'pulsating' with propaganda

    10/30/2015 8:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    John Kerry just offered up such a load of horse manure that he outdid even the most outrageous of dhimmi fools (and there are a lot to choose from). Writing for Front Page Magazine, Daniel Greenfield reports on a tweet Kerry sent out on Thursday that read: "The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking. It is in them that we place our faith." Seriously? Yes, the secretary of state – a professional fool – is serious. But Kerry wasn’t finished. He had more to say. And he said it (again, pathetically, using Twitter):...
  • Double Standards and Doublespeak Pit the US Against Israel

    10/28/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 10/26/15 | Micah Halpern
    About midnight, on October 21st, a man wielding a knife lunged at a border patrol officer. The assailant was shot four times. Did you hear about this incident? Probably not. That’s because the incident took place took place not somewhere in Israel, where all incidents of this type are recorded and broadcast around the world, but at the border crossing in Calexico, California, just across the border from Mexicali, Mexico. The reason the man was shot by a Border & Patrol Protection officer and, subsequently, died from his wounds, should be obvious. People wielding knives and lunging at police—or anyone...
  • Why Is Obama Staying in Afghanistan?

    10/15/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to start with Obama and Afghanistan. Remember the Democrats told us at their debate the other night, and Obama has pounded this home every chance he gets, that the number one threat facing the world is climate change. Now, all of a sudden, the president has decided that we're not gonna get out of Afghanistan. After announcing that Bush's war in Afghanistan is over, now Obama has decided to keep people there. And, my friends, I'm wondering what is really going on here. There's something that we're not being told. There's either some internal polling data the...
  • The Road to Middle East Perdition [Obama’s Middle East Blunders, Putin’s Gains]

    10/13/2015 4:32:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/13/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From reset to the Iran deal, Obama’s mistakes are so comprehensive they almost look deliberate. How did Vladimir Putin — with his country reeling from falling oil prices, possessing only a second-rate military, in demographic free-fall, and suffering from an array of international sanctions — find himself the new play-maker of the Middle East? Putin’s ascendency was not foreordained. It followed a series of major U.S. miscalculations and blunders of such magnitude that it almost seems they must have been deliberate. What exactly was our road to perdition in the Middle East?1. Reset with Putin When Barack Obama came into...
  • Obama sends 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon in anti-Boko Haram fight

    10/14/2015 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/14/15 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday informed Congress he is sending about 300 U.S. military personnel to Cameroon, the White House said, part of a stepped-up effort by Washington to counter the violent group Boko Haram. An advance force of U.S. military personnel has arrived in Cameroon, an administration official said on condition of anonymity.
  • Obama Foreign Policy Presser (live thread)

    10/15/2015 8:14:18 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 21 replies
    VANITY | 10-15-2015 | kjam22
    Obama giving Foreign Policy Presser..... just for discussion about
  • Obama's Schizophrenic Foreign Policy-An analysis of a recipe for serial disasters

    10/13/2015 5:33:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    . What are the roots of Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Some focus on the man and his flaws of character, particularly his inability to learn from his mistakes and to adjust his ideas to changing facts on the ground. Others see more sinister motives, an animus against the United States that drives policies diminishing America’s power and influence. Old bad ideas like one-world internationalism and the power of diplomacy to resolve conflicts have played a major role. And of course, domestic political considerations enter into his foreign policy calculations. Whatever the origins, the end result of Obama’s foreign policy has...
  • Imagine If the Bush Administration Bombed a Hospital in Afghanistan

    10/05/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As I mentioned earlier and as you may have heard, 19 people were injured, three killed, three children, when a hospital in Afghanistan was bombed, and it apparently was one of ours. I mean, we did it. And I mentioned that if this had happened when George W. Bush was president, that's all you'd be hearing about right now. You'd be hearing what a horrible, reprehensible country we have and military we have, and how the mission is unjust and the mission is unnecessary. This is a classic example. "This is not who we are," Obama would say and...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy of Fantasies

    10/01/2015 5:31:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-1-15 | Joseph Klein
    Obama's Foreign Policy of Fantasies "Anti-Immigrant bigotry" and lack of jobs are causing the rise of ISIS? October 1, 2015 Joseph Klein    President Barack Obama continued his feckless foreign policy charade at the United Nations on September 29th before returning to Washington. He chaired what was billed as “The Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism,” and he met with Cuban President Raul Castro. At the summit, Obama claimed major progress in rolling back the Islamic State (or ISIL, as he refers to the jihadist caliphate occupying large portions of Syria and Iraq). By now, the president...
  • Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret

    09/22/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | As seen on The Kelly File
    Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground. Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
  • 'The devil made me do it': Obama's foreign policy just reached a new low

    09/19/2015 7:15:25 PM PDT · by the_daug · 25 replies
    Yahoo finance, Business insider ^ | Sat, Sep 19, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato and Michael B Kelley
    The Obama administration's policy toward Syria and its more than four-year civil war is rapidly becoming a black mark on the president's legacy. And a scathing new report by Peter Baker of The New York Times details the mind-boggling decision by the White House to refuse to accept any responsibility. The blame for the failed US effort to train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS "should be pointed not at Mr. Obama but at those who pressed him to attempt training Syrian rebels in the first place," administration officials told Baker. There are only "four or five" US-trained rebels left fighting...
  • Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

    09/07/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2015 | JONATHAN DREW
    Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was — but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program — in itself secretive — there was also the matter of secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    08/06/2015 12:07:03 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday Aug 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized. The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to...
  • When it comes to Islam, Sunni or Shia, Obama Chooses the Terrorists

    Summary: Like his support for the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorists across the region, the facts of the Iran deal with Shiite terror regime in Tehran point to a deliberate plan of allying the United States with the worst of Islamic terrorists. Obama’s nuclear “deal” with Iran has been compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler. For those less familiar with the history of the Second World War, Chamberlain’s Munich deal was a betrayal of Czechoslovakia. Students of World War II know, however, that Chamberlain ultimately led the early British war effort against the Nazis. Chamberlain may have...
  • Leaked Copy Of Obama’s Iran Deal Goes Public… Paragraph 36 Will Blow Your Mind

    07/29/2015 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Consdervative Tribune ^ | 7/29/15 | Staff
    Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was leaked online. Paragraph 36 was the most shocking of the agreement — a part the president would probably prefer hadn’t become public, as it demonstrated just how much of a joke the pact actually was. According to the deal’s 36th paragraph, any party — Iran or any future U.S. president — can essentially end the Iran nuclear deal with 35 days notice. Iran can claim that any one of the P5+1 nations is “not meeting its commitments” under the deal. That will then set off a 35-day
  • State Department Officially Calls Iran’s Forced Sex Change Surgeries ‘Confirmation’

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be...
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan parliament in Kabul

    06/22/2015 12:29:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | BBC News
    The Taliban have carried out a co-ordinated attack on the Afghan parliament in the capital, Kabul, where heavy fighting is still going on. Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the building, before racing into parliament itself, reports say. Police are evacuating the premises, while trying to fight off the attackers.
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • Mitt Romney gives a brutal PowerPoint critique of Obama’s foreign policy

    06/13/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Ever since Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, “Romney was right.” In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): “The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.”
  • Congressman Mike Rogers Introduces Bill to Get U.S. Out of UN

    06/14/2015 9:42:24 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 June 2015 | Alex Newman
    Citing wasted tax dollars and attacks on the constitutionally guaranteed liberties of the American people, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.; shown) introduced a bill to restore U.S. sovereignty and withdraw from the United Nations. The effort to de-fund and exit the UN comes amid growing scrutiny of the global organization, often ridiculed as the “dictators club,” and myriad mega-scandals swirling around it. However, despite ever-growing support in Congress for restoring U.S. sovereignty by withdrawing from the UN over the years, the legislation still faces an uphill battle.In a statement last week announcing the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015 (H.R. 1205),...
  • Is Obama a villain? Or only delusional?

    06/04/2015 6:36:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2015 | James Lewis
    President Obama is trying to make nice with Jewish American voters again -- those who haven’t caught on to his multiple betrayals in the Middle East. Israelis -- those who are in touch with reality -- feel betrayed. The Saudis feel betrayed. Egypt feels betrayed. Libya was betrayed worst of all, and believe it or not, before Obama became president even Syria was considered to be friendly to the United States. More than 200,000 dead Syrian Muslims, Christians and Kurds later, Obama may still smile and smile, but the Arab world and the saner half of Israel keep wondering if...
  • Former Israeli Official Says Obama’s ‘Optimistic’ Middle East Policy Will Lead to Disaster

    06/04/2015 6:34:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 3, 2015
    A former Israeli official and chief of military intelligence slammed President Barack Obama’s recent take on the most pertinent issues facing Israeli security, saying his “optimists” policy would ultimately lead to calamity with the Palestinians and, more importantly, Iran. “Obama is a remarkable proponent for the optimist approach — he fundamentally believes in human decency, and therefore in dialogue and engagement as the best way to overcome conflict,” wrote Yossi Kuperwasser, the former director general of Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry. Obama “believes that humility and concessions can salve the wound, and Islamists can be convinced to accept a global civil...
  • Pro-Iran militias take upper hand after U.S.-backed forces crumble in Anbar

    05/30/2015 8:48:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Loveday Morris
    Iraqi forces have seized from Islamic State militants a string of hamlets and villages in the dust-choked desert southeast of Ramadi... But the yellow-and-green flags that line the sides of the newly secured roads and flutter from rooftops leave no doubt as to who is leading the fighting here: Kitaeb Hezbollah, a Shiite militia designated a terrorist organization by the United States. Iraq’s two main allies — Iran and the United States — have vied for influence over Iraq’s battle to retake ground from Islamic State militants in the past year. While Iranian-linked Shiite militias have spearheaded the fight elsewhere,...
  • Obama’s Middle Eastern treachery and treason

    05/28/2015 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In 2008 we elected a President that promised to transform the world. Well he has. And the results are dangerous at best. The Middle East is now a cauldron of flame and death for Christians and Muslims alike. It was Colin Powell who said “if you break it, you fix it.” Obama has broken it, but there is little chance he’ll fix it because he sees nothing wrong. Of course he blames others, Bush most of all. Has anyone ever heard Obama blame Carter, who with Zbigniew Brzezinski let the Iranian Revolution play out with the same indifference to results...
  • Are We Running Out of Time?

    05/25/2015 6:52:17 PM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    american thinker ^ | May 25, 2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In writing about his beloved Cuba, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo asserts that "totalitarianism is as much about tyranny as about [the] manipulation of time." He knows only too well how the Castro brothers have destroyed the hopes and dreams of the Cuban people for more than a half century. And now in a devastating blow and under the guise of rapprochement, Barack Obama continues to support this communist tyranny. And the Cuban people continue to suffer and weep for true freedom. While sadly, we Americans continue to squander it. A 2013 poll revealed that "40 percent of Americans said the...
  • The Center Is Not Holding (From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right)

    05/26/2015 3:09:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/26/15 | Victor Davis Hanson
    “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused it and why. ISIS took Ramadi last week. That city once was a Bastogne to the brave Americans who surged to save it in 2007 and 2008. ISIS, once known at the White House as the “Jayvees,” were certainly “on the run” — right into the middle of that strategically important city. On a smaller scale, ISIS is...
  • Disasters at Home and Abroad

    05/26/2015 4:52:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right. “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused it and why. ISIS took Ramadi last week. That city once was a Bastogne to the brave Americans who surged to save it in 2007 and 2008. ISIS, once known at the White House as the “Jayvees,” were certainly “on the run” — right into the...