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  • [Boston] MBTA hiring workers to clear off the tracks [$30/hr pay]

    02/17/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    WFXT, Fox 25, Boston ^ | Feb 17, 2015 5:51 AM EST
    Hundreds of people armed with shovels met at the Old Bayside Expo at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning to help dig out the city’s subway. The MBTA put out the call to unions over the weekend, saying that they needed people with shovels to dig out parts of the Red and Orange Lines. Three hundred people showed up and were paid about $30 an hour. […] The MBTA hasn’t been advertising the temporary shovel jobs or tell us how much they're willing to spend. […] The MBTA is also using prison inmates to help clear the tracks. …
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?

    10/08/2014 6:28:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | By FREDRIK LOGEVALL and GORDON M. GOLDSTEIN
    FIFTY years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized a strategic bombing campaign against targets in North Vietnam, an escalation of the conflict in Southeast Asia that was swiftly followed by the deployment of American ground troops. Last month, President Obama expanded a strategic bombing campaign against Islamic insurgents in the Middle East, escalating the attack beyond Iraq into Syria. Will Mr. Obama repeat history and commit ground troops? Many analysts believe so, and top officials are calling for it. But the president has expressed skepticism about what American force can accomplish in this kind of struggle, and he has resisted...
  • Wrong Turn on Syria: No Convincing Plan

    09/24/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    President Obama has put America at the center of a widening war by expanding into Syria airstrikes against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group known as ISIS and ISIL. He has done this without allowing the public debate that needs to take place before this nation enters another costly and potentially lengthy conflict in the Middle East. He says he has justification for taking military action against the Islamic State and Khorasan, another militant group. There isn’t a full picture — because Mr. Obama has not provided one — of how this bombing campaign will degrade the extremist groups...
  • Families Living In Fear In IS-Controlled Raqqa

    09/24/2014 12:36:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Jason Farrell
    Children in Syria are being taken from their families to be trained as Islamic State fighters and used as informants, according to a civilian who fled the city of Raqqa. Former student Abu Abrahim Raqqawi gave Sky News a chilling account of life inside the IS-controlled city where he claimed children are being indoctrinated to become jihadists. The US launched airstrikes against IS targets in Syria on Tuesday and Abu Abrahim said IS members in the city were killed after rockets struck their communications hub and a hospital used exclusively by the militants. But there are mixed feelings about the...
  • Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow

    09/14/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    NYT/BI ^ | Sep. 14, 2014, 10:12 AM | Michael B Kelley
    President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."
  • Obama seeks support for attacking Syria while pursuing diplomacy **2013 FLASHBACK**

    09/10/2014 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Tom Cohen
    President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sell a military intervention he never wanted to an American public that opposes it, telling the nation that he needed authorization to attack Syria as leverage in a newly emerged diplomatic opening from Russia. Calling the United States "the anchor of global security," Obama offered moral, political and strategic arguments for being ready to launch limited military strikes while trying to negotiate a diplomatic solution to what he called Syria's violation of a global ban on chemical weapons. "Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at stake in Syria, along...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO PUTIN: Don't 'Even Think About Messing Around' With The Baltics

    08/29/2014 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin when traveling to Europe next week is to not "even think about messing around" with the Baltic states, the White House said Friday. Obama is traveling to Europe next week for a meeting in Wales with other NATO leaders. He'll also make a stop in Estonia, where he will meet with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in an attempt to reassure allies amid burgeoning Russian aggression in Ukraine. "The two stops are essentially part of the same effort to send a message to the Russians that their behavior is...
  • Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria

    08/21/2014 6:34:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | August 20, 2014 | by Martin Chulov
    Flush with looted weapons, buoyed by sweeping gains in Syria and eager to shock, Islamic State militants have seized four more foreign hostages near Aleppo in recent days, taking to more than 20 the number of foreigners they now hold. The latest captives, two Italian women, a Dane and a Japanese national, were seized in or near Syria's largest city. All held are either reporters, photographers or aid workers taken near Aleppo or Idlib. They have been subsequently moved to Raqqa, the Isis stronghold in north Syria. The abductions have controversially proved good business for Islamic radicals. In the past...
  • Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for No Religion,’ Global Effort Should ‘Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. (snip) “Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • Syria conflict: Toxic chemicals 'used systematically' in attacks

    06/19/2014 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 18, 2014
    A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons sent a fact-finding mission to the country's north last month to investigate several incidents. The inspectors' preliminary report says information was gathered that seemed to corroborate the testimony of medics. But an attack on their convoy prevented them presenting definitive conclusions.
  • Vietnam and China face off in South China Sea

    05/07/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/7/2014 | Nguyen Phuong Linh and Michael Martina
    Vietnam said on Wednesday a Chinese vessel intentionally rammed two of its ships in a part of the disputed South China Sea where Beijing has deployed a giant oil rig, sending tensions spiraling in the region. The foreign ministry in Hanoi said the collisions took place on Sunday and caused considerable damage to the Vietnamese ships. Six people sustained minor injuries, it said. "On May 4, Chinese ships intentionally rammed two Vietnamese Sea Guard vessels," said Tran Duy Hai, a foreign ministry official and deputy head of Vietnam's national border committee. "Chinese ships, with air support, sought to intimidate Vietnamese...
  • EU and US draw new red line on Ukraine

    05/07/2014 12:34:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07.05.14 @ 09:11 (May 7) | Andrew Rettman
    The EU and US have threatened further sanctions against Russia if it tries to disrupt the 25 May presidential elections in Ukraine. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and US secretary of state John Kerry issued the warning at a press briefing in Washington on Tuesday (6 May). Ashton noted that following an agreement on de-escalation made in Geneva in mid-April, the EU “put on hold measures that we were considering” on economic sanctions. But she added: “When we saw that we were not getting the results from Geneva, we pressed the start button again and we’ve continued with those...
  • Obama Must Defend NATO's Red Lines From Putin's Aggression

    04/18/2014 3:32:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in Eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the Ukrainian government. This week, the Ukrainian government has responded by sending in military forces to counter these actions. There has been shooting and violence. But Ukraine's military doesn't seem capable of asserting control. So Vladimir Putin's Russia, with some 40,000 troops massed just outside Ukraine, seems to have taken effective control of a significant...
  • U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea

    03/16/2014 9:10:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Karen DeYoung
    Having failed to prevent a Russian-sponsored referendum in Crimea, the Obama administration and its European allies refocused their efforts Sunday on keeping Moscow from annexing the autonomous Ukrainian region and expanding its military moves into other parts of Ukraine. In a telephone call to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin — his third in two weeks — President Obama said that the referendum “would never be recognized by the United States and the international community” and that “we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions,” the White House said.
  • Hagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in Ukraine

    02/28/2014 4:37:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 160 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 Feb 14 | HELENE COOPER
    BRUSSELS — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned Russia on Thursday to stay out of the turmoil in Ukraine, while NATO defense ministers issued repeated statements meant to show support for the new leadership in Kiev. “We expect other nations to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and avoid provocative action,” Mr. Hagel said after the ministers met at NATO headquarters here. “That’s why I’m closely watching Russia’s military exercises along the Ukrainian border, which they just announced yesterday.” The Russian defense minister, Sergey K. Shoigu, was quoted by state news media saying the exercises were meant to “check combat readiness of armed...
  • America's Quiver of Outrage is Empty

    02/27/2014 5:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don't dare blow up another American military barracks overseas. Don't ever consider another attack on the World Trade Center. Don't even try blowing up one more American embassy in East Africa. Don't ever put a hole in a U.S. warship again. The rest was history. President Obama issued yet another one of those sorts of warnings to stop the violence to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych just before...

    02/26/2014 6:35:47 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 84 replies
    (AFP)—A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana's cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. The ship is reportedly armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.
  • New “red line”: Obama vows there’ll be consequences if people “step over the line” in Ukraine

    02/19/2014 3:45:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    This is so meaningless, both on its own merits and in light of his Syria fiasco last fall, that I’d be inclined not to blog it if I had any better content to give you. In no meaningful sense is it “news” when O issues some pro forma “stern warning,” especially when Putin’s on the other side of it.But a slow day content-wise has its price. President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying that the U.S. holds the government “primarily responsible for ensuring they are handling protesters peacefully” and that “there will be consequences if people...
  • President Obama will issue an executive decree telling Iran what to do [Spoof]

    02/12/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 12, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The P5+1 deal with Iran, like ObamaCare and other laws of the land, means whatever He said (or may have meant to say)it meansAs noted here and elsewhere, the P5+1 deal with Iran may not appear facially to provide for the inspection of, and limitations on activities at, Iran's military, missile and warhead development sites. Iran, due to her unsophisticated and therefore simplistic approach to matters far beyond her ken, relies on her fatally flawed facial approach to matters related to the deal to argue that the English language version is wrong and that she has given up nothing in exchange...
  • Kerry tells Capitol Hill that Obama’s Syria policies have failed

    02/03/2014 1:09:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Josh Rogin gets this bombshell from two of the Senators in the closed-door meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, who briefed them and thirteen other members of Congress on progress in Syria. In short, it doesn’t exist. The chemical-weapons inspection regime set up by Russia to protect Bashar al-Assad is nothing short of a joke, and the peace talks are going exactly where everyone else knew they would … nowhere. Kerry told his former colleagues that he has lost faith in Obama’s policies, and now the US must intervene to stop Syria from being taken over by radical Sunni...
  • House committee bursts into laughter; Obama butt of joke

    10/01/2013 11:34:47 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 30 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 29 September , 2013 | Joe Saunders
    "Republicans attending a meeting of the House Rules Committee on Saturday laughed out loud at a Democratic congressman trying to browbeat them into including money for Obamacare in a continuing resolution that would fund the government into the new financial year. The joke? Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., made the mistake of trying to sound tough during an exchange with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., CNS News reported......."
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicans, don't cave on shutdown

    09/30/2013 3:19:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/13 | Newt Gingrich
    (CNN) -- The worst possible outcome for the country from the impasse over the continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown would be for House Republicans to cave. This is a pivotal conflict that will define the relationship between Congress and the executive branch for the next three years. The country will be much better off if Congress does not abdicate its constitutional role and if the president cannot ignore that role. When President Barack Obama is willing to negotiate with Russian, Syrian and Iranian leaders but unwilling to negotiate with the U.S. House of Representatives, it is time...
  • House Hearing Room Bursts Out Laughing at Obama's ‘Red Line’ on CR

    09/30/2013 7:22:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies ^ | 09/30/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    People attending a House Rules Committee hearing on Saturday evening burst into laughter when Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) affirmed to House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) that President Barack Obama, by threatening to veto a continuing resolution to fund the government past Monday if it includes a House amendment to delay Obamacare, has thus “drawn a red line” on the CR. Previously, President Barack Obama had drawn a red line against the Syrian regime using chemical weapons.
  • Obama came up with ObamaCare because he needed a throwaway applause line in a campaign speech

    09/23/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/23/2013 | Allahpundit
    Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference sponsored by the progressive group Families USA [in January 2007], when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment. Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term?… “We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given...
  • Iran reportedly producing deadly sarin gas

    09/23/2013 12:01:07 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran is producing chemical weapons, including sarin gas, out of a facility in Fars Province. Sarin gas, banned under international protocol, is the gas Syria’s Assad regime used to kill more than 1,400 civilians on Aug. 21. A Revolutionary Guards base, Shahid Dastgheyb, is producing five deadly gases, under the project name of “Baasat,” as part of the Islamic regime’s chemical weapons program, according to intelligence received from a member of the Guards serving in the province. The source is not named due to security reasons. The chemical plant is outside the central city of Shiraz and close to the...
  • Obama has no 'red line' for child-rapes committed by illegal aliens

    09/12/2013 6:11:35 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 | Dave Gibson|
    President Obama has spent the last month trying to convince the American people that war with Syria is necessary because the Assad government supposedly injured and killed a number of children. Obama has also claimed that Assad has crossed the 'red line,' set by Obama himself in regards to the alleged use of chemical weapons, and continues to cite the violation of 'international norms' as reason enough to put U.S. service members in harm's way. However, thousands of children in this country are raped every year by illegal aliens, while Obama does nothing to protect the border, nor simply to...
  • Specter of Iraq Hovers over Syria Deliberation

    09/10/2013 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 9, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Hovering over the congressional debate on whether to authorize the use of military force in Syria is the specter of Iraq. It hung even more menacingly over the debate in the British House of Commons Aug. 29 when a 285-272 majority voted against granting the government such authority. The prevalent idea is that America and Britain were maneuvered into the Iraq War by false intelligence. "Bush lied. People died," Democrats liked to say. Brits denounced Tony Blair's "dodgy dossier." I disagree. Yes, both American and British intelligence estimated with high confidence that Saddam Hussein had active weapons of mass destruction....
  • I'll help Syria if the U.S. attacks, says Putin in chilling threat to Obama

    09/07/2013 3:24:04 AM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 9-6-13 | James Chapman
    Russia last night issued a chilling threat to assist Syria if the US leads military strikes against its hated regime. As a summit of world leaders broke up in acrimony, Vladimir Putin declared openly that he is already supplying arms to Syrian tyrant Bashar Assad and vowed to step up support if a planned missile attack goes ahead. There were gasps as the Russian President made his remarks after being asked how he would react if Barack Obama proceeds with an attack in response to Syria’s used of chemical weapons. ‘Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already...
  • Obama to give six television news interviews on Monday as Syria vote looms

    09/07/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies ^ | September 7, 2013 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a "full court press" strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.
  • Who Is Going To Buy The US Debt If This War Causes China, Russia To Turn On Us?

    09/07/2013 1:48:47 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-7-13 | Tyler Durden/Michael Snyder
    <p>Full title: Who Is Going To Buy The US Debt If This War Causes China, Russia And The Rest Of The World To Turn On Us?</p> <p>Yesterday we implied a difficult question when we illustrated the huge size of US Treasury bond holdings that China and Russia have between them - accounting for 25% of all foreign held debt - implicitly funding US standards of living (along with the Federal Reserve). The difficult question is "Can the U.S. really afford to greatly anger the rest of the world when they are the ones that are paying our bills?" What is going to happen if China, Russia and many other large nations stop buying our debt and start rapidly dumping U.S. debt that they already own? If the United States is not very careful, it is going to pay a tremendous economic price for taking military action in Syria.</p>
  • Obama Has No Red Line for Beheading, Raping Girls and Killing Christians

    09/07/2013 2:38:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    AINA ^ | 9-7-2013 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    President Obama, John Kerry, John McCain and Lindsey Graham are all peddling the anti-Syrian government line and now they have a beloved "red line," whereby they can assist the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and various al-Qaeda terrorist groups. Of course, when Carla del Ponte stated earlier this year that the United Nations believed that terrorist forces had used chemical weapons; then, of course, this was conveniently ignored by America, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Similarly, it appears that Obama, Kerry, McCain and Graham don't believe in a red line when it applies to al-Qaeda affiliates, the Free...
  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 90 replies ^ | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT | By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN Read more: http
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO. Read more:
  • Analysis: Obama won't say it, but vote on Syria has high stakes for his presidency

    09/07/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 7, 2013 | By Roberta Rampton and Caren Bohan
    (Reuters) - It seems that everyone in Washington is talking about it except President Barack Obama: When Congress votes on the administration's request to use military force in Syria, the future of his presidency could well be on the line. A defeat, a distinct possibility, would hobble Obama in affairs both foreign and domestic, particularly if fellow Democrats collaborate in it. It will hurt him at a critical juncture, as he confronts not only Syria, but the nuclear activities of Iran and North Korea, another round of battles with Republicans over fiscal issues, an immigration bill, and a possibly difficult...
  • Why can't the community organizer organize a community?

    09/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-7-13 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As you may recall, much of Senator Obama's message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for "going at it alone." I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either. Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can't even get the UK in Syria. He has found some "moral support" but no one is offering airplanes or missiles. President Obama is saying that the world drew a "red line." However, no one seems ready to...
  • Translating ‘Obama Speak’ on Syria [Our Metro-Sexual President vs. Vladimir Putin]

    09/07/2013 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Has anyone noticed that a “police action” is being proposed in Syria? Knowledgeable leaders might remember the Korean War. Officially, the U.S. never went to war in Korea. It was only a “police action.” That was going to be short, (almost) everyone said. Now we are not going to war in Syria, insist President Barack Obama, his Secretary of State John Kerry and others. We are just going to punish Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad for using sarin gas on the city of Aleppo. So, is that a “police action?” However, the international community is “paralyzed and frozen,” says Obama....
  • Why Is John Kerry Supporting Genghis Khan?

    09/06/2013 6:08:34 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/06/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    In 1971 as I was sort of recovering from service  in Vietnam in a VA Hospital, there was John Kerry testifying before Congress  on television about the "atrocities" committed by the American troops in Vietnam, reminiscent of Genghis Khan - as Kerry explained it. At the time, I had other things on my mind, and I did not fully realize the treason he was committing. In the Twelfth Century, at the same time Islam was manifesting destiny by killing and otherwise subjugating infidels as they  into the  Middle East, North Africa and Europe, the infamous Genghis Khan was taking over country after...
  • Chuck Todd: GOP Actually to Blame for Obama Denying Red Line Comments

    09/05/2013 5:54:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    On Wednesday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, minutes after President Obama denied setting a "red line" on Syria's use of chemical weapons, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd excused the obvious falsehood: "I think it was clear that the President was trying to depersonalize the Syria issue a little say, you know, 'Stop making this about the President personally, depersonalize this.'" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following those instructions from Obama, Todd proceeded to blame Republicans for the President trying to distance himself from his own red line: "...there are some House Republicans who are...
  • Is There More Than Madness to Obama's Methods?

    09/06/2013 3:46:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "The genius of you Americans," the Arab-nationalist and one-time president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, once explained, "is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing." I've long taken patriotic pride in such statements of befuddlement from foreigners. America is a gloriously complicated thing. We often confuse our national creeds for universal principles. We are a Jacksonian people (that's Andrew Jackson, in case you were wondering) in love with Jeffersonian ideals and legalistically committed to Madisonian mechanisms. Like a...
  • Stance on Syria: Obama Is a Failure

    09/05/2013 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 3, 2013 | By Michael Sun
    With President Obama now seeking the assistance of perennial right-wing war hawk John McCain, war with Syria now seems inevitable. Obama’s stance on this issue is the latest blunder in a presidency that now clearly resembles George W. Bush’s more than that of any respectable progressive administration. It is still almost unfathomable to me that liberals continue to lionize the massive fraud that is Barack Obama — a man who rode a wave of rhetoric and hype all the way to the presidency over vastly more qualified progressives. If he does go through with this attack on Syria, then can...
  • The Magical, Mysterious, Disappearing Obama Red Line (Video In The Link)

    09/05/2013 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2013 | Jean Kaufman
    If Obama wishes to speak for the world, he would do well to understand how the world works. Let’s take a closer look at Obama’s buck-passing statement in answer to the question of whether a strike against Syria is necessary in order to preserve his credibility after setting a red line: Let me unpack the question. First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their...
  • Obama's 'I didn't set no stinkin' red line' assertion leads to near universal incredulity

    09/05/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Rick Moran
    Yesterday, editor in chief Lifson reported on the astonishing claim by President Obama that he didn't set a redline for chemical wepons in Syria and that his credibility was not on the line. Lifson pointed to a meeting of Obama's political team where the message on Syria was being massaged. If this is the best they could come up with - simply denying reality - then the president is in a world of hurt. The reality, as Jean Kaufman (Neo-Neocon) points out this morning at PJ Media is undeniable: "I didn't set a red line. The world set a red...
  • Red Lines

    09/05/2013 3:12:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Good parents eventually learn that lines in the sand are useful only if enforced. Inevitably, red lines will be stepped on or, more often than not, jumped over. If the lines have no meaning, children will realize that their parents are full of bluster and either lack the ability or the determination to carry through with punishment. Lines should be drawn only after deciding that the follow-through will happen without hesitation should a line be crossed. A swift, sure response is necessary, with no time for reconsideration or vacillation. This is as true for business leaders, politicians and even world...
  • Obama Says ‘World Set a Red Line’ on Chemical Arms

    09/04/2013 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2013 | By PETER BAKER
    President Obama declared on Wednesday that the confrontation with Syria over chemical weapons was not a personal test for him but for Congress, the United States and the world as he worked to strengthen support at home and abroad for a punitive strike. “I didn’t set a red line,” Mr. Obama said during a news conference here in Stockholm. “The world set a red line.” He added, “My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility’s on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line.” Mr. Obama laid blame for the Aug. 21 attack directly on Mr....
  • Obama Lies About Red Lines And Blames The World

    09/04/2013 7:46:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 4,2013 | Melissa Clouthier
    Today while speaking to the press in Sweden about Syria, President Obama claimed to have never uttered the words “red line”. Here’s what he said: “First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line.” Just a reminder. He did say it. Here’s what President Obama said August 20th: “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” the president said. “That would change...
  • If We Aren't About Converting Muslims, Let Their Moon-god Sort It All Out

    09/04/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT · by IChing · 10 replies ^ | 9/4/13 | Donald Joy
    Americans and other Western peoples have been sacrificing fathomless amounts of our blood and treasure on behalf of the lives of hopelessly backward Muslim populations in Islamic countries for far too long. We’ve been devoting ridiculous levels of political energy toward involvement in the perpetual conflicts throughout the Muslim world, and we’ve had it. Lebanon, Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, and now Syria…the list is getting pretty long. I know I’m mainly preaching to the choir here when I say that the Obama administration’s anti-American agenda, haphazard incompetence, and blatantly pro-Islamic priorities are...
  • Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria

    09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 184 replies
    Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria Daniel Halper September 4, 2013 9:31 AM President Obama said in Sweden today that he personally "didn't set a red line" on Syria: "First of all, I didn't set a red line," said Obama. "The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red...
  • Rangel: ‘I Love Obama’ But Red Line on Syria Is ‘Embarrassing’

    09/03/2013 4:43:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y) on Monday called it “embarrassing” that President Barack Obama has drawn a “red line” on Syria, and the congressman does not see “anything urgent about it.” “I love Obama, and you’ll never find a truer Democrat than me, but this whole idea of any president of the United States drawing lines saying that if any country does something, that he considers wrong, that the nation is going to war, it’s unheard of–drawing a red line. So, of course, it’s embarrassing. I wish it didn’t happen,” Rangel said. An MSNBC host asked Rangel: “Are you concerned in...
  • Morsi’s Boasts of a Pro-Brotherhood U.S. Come True

    09/03/2013 3:49:02 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 12 replies
    Nearly two months after Egypt’s June 30 Revolution, it is interesting to note how the final dialogue between ousted President Morsi and General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi—full of threats and vows of determination on both sides—have all come to pass, including in the very details, specifically the U.S. government’s role. On July 5, the Arabic language, Egyptian newspaper El Watan published what it said were the final words between the two Egyptian men, as transcribed by an eyewitness, before the general put the president in prison. The relevant portions of the dialogue between Sisi and Morsi follow, interspersed with my retrospective...
  • Syria Prepares for U.S. Attack

    09/03/2013 3:25:45 AM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2013 | SAM DAGHER
    DAMASCUS, Syria—The Assad regime prepared for a U.S. attack on the capital despite a likely delay in any military action, urging civilian evacuations, moving soldiers into vacant apartments and issuing new threats of retaliation. A senior Syrian official on Monday said that both the Syrian army and its ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group, would strike back in the event of a U.S.-led offensive by first hitting American warships now in the Mediterranean Sea. Referring to Hezbollah as the resistance, Khaled Abboud, a parliament member and confidant of President Bashar al-Assad, told The Wall Street Journal: "The resistance and the...