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  • 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...
  • ISIS rises, the economy falters, and Obama’s legacy falls apart

    05/24/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/15 | John Podhoretz
    Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so. In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our...
  • It will be Obama’s Holocaust

    05/14/2015 10:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/14/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Americans today are more than a little suspicious of Barack Obama. His Middle East policies are of no apparent benefit to the United States and leading from behind is not going to work. What exactly did Obama believe would happen during his Arab Spring? Do his policies stem from a Socialist, or Muslim background. Obama and the not so secret real power in the White House, Valerie Jarrett, are known to have been negotiating with Islamic mullahs since the pair’s first inauguration. America’s twin Quislings have bestowed blessings on the mullahs and their plans to destroy Israel and certain Middle...
  • Destroying and killing the USA was way too easy

    05/07/2015 9:09:47 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 7, 2015 | Sher Zieve
    The destruction of the USA and its takeover by domestic traitor and foreign forces has been in the works for many decades. In recent history, Roger Nash Baldwin (founder of the ACLU and 'father' of many other leftist organizations) was one of the prime "leg men" in establishing the foundation for the overthrow of the USA. Of the ACLU, he said: "Communism, of course, is the goal." Although he is said to have 'recanted' that comment, he did so after too many others had discovered his real purposes. Tragically, the ACLU still remains in place. Baldwin's history is rife with...
  • How Obama’s Made Sure to Leave Every Part of the World More Dangerous than He Found It

    05/11/2015 7:11:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2015 | Robert Ehrlich
    I will meet with not just our allies and our friends, but I will initiate tough diplomacy with our enemies. That includes Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela. I would meet with them, and I would meet with them without preconditions. — Barack Obama, May 16, 2008 On all of these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it is important for [Putin] to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility. — President Obama to Russian president Medvedev, March 26, 2012 The former promise was uttered...
  • World War O

    04/23/2015 6:53:14 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 4/23/15 | Michael Crowley
    Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it. President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his presidency: His dream of extricating the U.S. from messy foreign conflicts remains just that. Obama pledged in his 2013 inaugural address that “a decade of war is now ending,” but the numbers suggest otherwise. The U.S. takes regular lethal action in at least five countries. U.S. troops are deployed...
  • George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

    04/26/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 26, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush's remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was...
  • Chris Matthews: 'I Hate' the Castro Regime

    04/13/2015 6:04:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We conservatives have countless beefs with Chris Matthews. But in contrast with the younger generation of liberals inhabiting MSNBC, the American left at large—and the Oval Office—Matthews is more of an old-school Cold Warrior, and, dare I say it, a patriot. And so it was that on this evening's Hardball, Matthews flatly declared "I hate" the Castro regime. How many other denizens of the left—from Rachel Maddow to Barack Obama—can you imagine saying the same? Matthews thus aligns himself more closely with Ronald "Evil Empire" Reagan than with Barack Obama, who just today was hailed by Tom Friedman for being...
  • In Panama, Obama Trashes America - 'They Are Dark Chapters in Our Own History'

    04/12/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2015-04-12 | LSUDVM
  • Garry Kasparov on Obama’s Foreign Policy: “I Think We Are Now Facing Disaster Beyond Belief” (VIDEO)

    04/12/2015 4:39:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April12,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former world chess champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov is stunned by Barack Obama’s foolish and dangerous foreign policy moves. Kasparov believes the free world is now facing “disaster beyond belief.” Maria Bartiromo: About a week ago you made very important points about the next 20 months and what kind of impact the president can have before he steps down. Garry Kasparov: Negative impact. I think we are now facing disaster beyond belief. Obama should understand that normalization of relations with any country means a two-way street. And now we can see it in only one way. The deal...
  • Thinking the unthinkable about Obama's Middle East Policy

    04/11/2015 1:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2015 | Lee DeCovnick
    I am not generally given to doomsday fantasies, but I'm starting to get unnerved by where I see President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy taking us. Now that Israel’s Prime Minster Bibi Netanyahu has been re-elected, with Obama’s knife is still firmly lodged in his back, we can reasonably expect the long anticipated Middle East regional wars to become a no-holds-barred slugfest. Just to recap, we have the Saudis already bombing the hell out of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Egyptians are bombing ISIS jihadists in Libya who slaughtered Coptic Christians. There are credible reports of Iranian troops massing...
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants ‘To Take America Down’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-7-2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obama’s actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants “to take America down.” Cheney also touched on Obama’s comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesn’t need “to play a leading role in the world.” The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September.
  • Decoding the Obama Doctrine

    04/07/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | April 6, 2915 | Daniel Pipes
    (James Jeffrey), Barack Obama's former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Iraq, has this to say about the administration's current record in the Middle East: "We're in a goddamn free fall." Count the mistakes: Helping overthrow Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, leading to anarchy and civil war. Pressuring Husni Mubarak of Egypt to resign, then backing the Muslim Brotherhood, leading now-president Sisi to turn toward Moscow. Alienating Washington's most stalwart ally in the region, the Government of Israel. Dismissing ISIS as ( "junior varsity") just before it seized major cities. Hailing (Yeman) as a counterterrorism success just before its government was overthrown....
  • Repeating History Yet Again

    04/07/2015 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    We all should be angry right now about the disastrous “general understanding” with Iran about its nuclear ambitions. According to its terms, Iran will not shut down a single facility, will not dismantle a single centrifuge, and will not ship its stockpile of enriched uranium out of the country.
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As ‘Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put “so much emphasis on human rights.” Biden replied to Xi, “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • America’s Progressive Foreign Policy Imperils Her Survival

    04/06/2015 7:12:52 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-06 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today the men and women who walk the morally decrepit corridors of the White House and State Department of our Republic-turned-social democracy are aiding, abetting and enabling evil. We find ourselves at a time in history when all of our foes from Islamic supremacists to the Russians and Chinese are ascendant, while America at best retreats and at worst sides with the most dangerous of them. Our enemies do not fear or respect us, our allies do not trust us and little indicates that the American people are cognizant of the size and scope of the perils that face us....
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Obama: Vulnerable Israel Would be ‘Failure of My Presidency’ (facepalm!)

    04/06/2015 12:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 7:46 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency,” claiming solidarity with America's long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama admitted Israel has reason to be concerned about its foe, Iran, but he defended the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday, reports AFP. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on...
  • Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

    04/04/2015 8:36:39 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/4/15 | BY DANIEL TROTTA
    Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year BY DANIEL TROTTA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported on Saturday. It was his first known appearance outside his home since Cuba in December agreed to normalize relations with the United States, Castro's longtime adversary. Official media showed images of a seated Castro shaking hands with the visiting Venezuelans through the window of his vehicle, wearing a baseball cap and a...
  • Indiana Si!—Embargo No!

    04/04/2015 6:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    For a few days there it appeared that if a resident of Indiana had chosen to refrain from commerce with another person and was sued for discrimination, this resident could have found legal recourse to defend himself against the suit. This legal recourse was made possible by the passage on March 26th of IndianaÂ’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. Such was the media hysteria and attendant calls for economic sanctions against Indiana, however, that a few days later the RFRA was drastically amended. During the four days of hysteria, however, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill...
  • Kenya University Attack: 'They Were Lined Up And Executed' [No Condemnation From Obama?]

    04/03/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 03, 2015 | Aislinn Laing and Mike Pflanz
    Kenya University Attack: 'They Were Lined Up And Executed' Survivors of the Garissa university attack, which saw 147 students murdered by al-Shabaab terrorists, have spoken of the horror they witnessed By Aislinn Laing, and Mike Pflanz 03 Apr 2015 Most of the 147 victims of a terror attack on a Kenyan university on Thursday died execution-style as they lined up waiting for their turn to be shot, a senior Kenyan government source has told The Telegraph. Some students were killed as they spoke to their parents on the telephone, having been ordered to call with messages from the gunmen that...
  • At Least 70 [Christians] Dead As Hostages Taken At [Kenyan] College [by Islamic terrorists]

    04/02/2015 11:14:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2015
    Militants say they have released all Muslims but are "holding many Christians alive" after storming a university in Kenya. Hostages have been taken by masked terrorists who have killed at least 70 people after storming a university in eastern Kenya, the country's interior minister said. Two police officers are among the dead following heavy gunfire and explosions in a campus building at Garissa University. At least 79 others have been wounded. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery claimed the siege was almost over. "We are mopping up the area," he told reporters. Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Muslim population could catch up with Christians globally – study

    04/02/2015 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Rappler ^ | 4-2-2015 | Agence France-Presse
    The Muslim and Christian populations could be nearly equal by 2050, with Islam expected to be the fastest-growing faith on the planet, according to projections released Thursday, April 2.   The Pew Research Center's religious profile predictions assessed data from around the world on fertility rates, trends in youth population growth and religious conversion statistics. "Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion," according to the report. The authors predicted there will be 2.76 billion Muslims on the planet by then, and 2.92 billion Christians. Those figures...
  • Stumbling through history: How did U.S. foreign policy end up in such disarray?

    03/29/2015 6:57:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | Joe Scarborough
    Yemen is in flames, ISIL is on the march, Syria is apocalyptic, Iran is racing through Iraq, anarchy reigns in Libya, Jordan is on the brink, Turkey is slipping away, and America’s relationship with the Middle East’s only democracy has hit an all-time low.When academics look back to survey the wreckage of U.S. foreign policy at the start of the 21st century, many will wonder how a superpower with unrivaled military, economic, and cultural dominance lost that historic advantage so quickly. The answer? George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Story Continued Below Liberal historians will trace much of the region’s...
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen

    03/28/2015 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Courtesy of BizPac: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline. “Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor. As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
  • Pentagon envisions up to 7 more Guantánamo trials

    03/26/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-26-2015 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantánamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA’s most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just released documents. That means that, of the 122 captives currently at Guantánamo, at most 17 could be accused of war crimes. The long-range vision for trials through 2019 was included in a 362-page release of internal discussions surrounding a since abandoned plan to base judges permanently at the remote U.S. Navy base. War court prosecutors had argued that the documents were privileged, but a...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Fans Start #BergdahlPradon Twitter Topic

    03/25/2015 9:03:54 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 19 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    Within moments after the US Army announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be charged for desertion and misbehaving with the enemy, his legion of far-left fans and fellow traitors took to Twitter Wednesday, starting the #BergdahlPardon topic to express their sympathy and support. The social media thread was apparently started by former Bazos County (Tx) Arts Council Director David Romei, a shady character who is no stranger to controversy himself, having been convicted of property theft for which he was jailed and ordered to pay back $268,000 in restitution. Although #BergdahlPardon is calling for the pardon of Bergdahl, who allegedly deserted his unit...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Obama’s Harvest of Violence

    03/24/2015 12:57:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Marc 24, 2015 | Hanin Ghaddar
    Democracy, freedom, self-determination, human and individual rights are values that Arab liberals like myself thought we shared with the United States. That’s what you told us. For years, we’ve received training and attended workshops on democracy and freedom of expression sponsored by international NGOs and NGOs funded by the United States and the Europeans. We’ve been preached to by visiting American diplomats and think-tankers and journalists about the virtues of citizenship and democracy. We took plenty of notes. We’ve been told that if we speak out to defend our rights, we will be supported by America. And now we’ve been...
  • Top White House official calls for end to ’50-year occupation’ (attacks Congress too)

    03/23/2015 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2015, 9:27 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says that Israel’s government must match up ‘words with actions and policies,’ warns Netanyahu’s statements can’t be willed away WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israel’s “50-year occupation” and doubled down on the Obama administration’s critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday. Speaking to the dovish group’s national conference, McDonough became the latest in a series of Washington officials to highlight the administration’s displeasure with Netanyahu, while also talking up the permanence of US-Israel...
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu after election victory

    03/18/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 18, 2015
    After staying mum on Israeli issues in the run-up to the election, the White House on Wednesday broke its silence -- answering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory with fresh criticism and making clear that a new rift has opened between U.S. and Israeli leaders, this time over Palestinian statehood. In its first public response to Netanyahu's election triumph, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama still believes in a two-state solution. This was after Netanyahu, shortly before the vote, reversed his stance and stated he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian state. Earnest acknowledged Wednesday that...
  • Obama Won’t Congratulate Bibi — But He Congratulated Erdogan, Sisi, Rouhani … and Putin!

    03/18/2015 7:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/18/2015 | David Steinberg
    This morning, the White House conspicuously avoided sending any message of congratulations to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his sweeping victory yesterday. Weekly Standard reports: On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.“We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election. As you know now, the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a...
  • WH Avoids Congratulating Bibi

    03/18/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election. "We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election.