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  • Wall Street and 5th Avenue Planned for Benghazi

    05/18/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 18, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Imagine a hotel room at the Plaza Hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and dining at the Rainbow Room in Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, after all the most feared leader, Muammar Gaddafi is dead and all is calm after the attack on American interests in 2012. So, never let a good crisis go to waste. Libya had and has a deadly history where some elites had high aspirations for a new Libya. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the Benghazi Commission likely has some documented trails on Hillary’s future dreams for Libya, but you don’t and should know even more of the story. Libya,...
  • Obama’s ISIS strategy takes hit

    05/18/2015 3:54:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Jordan Fabian and Kristina Wong
    President Obama’s strategy in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) is facing fresh scrutiny after the militant group toppled government forces in the major Iraqi city of Ramadi. The city’s fall represented the biggest military gain for ISIS this year. The White House on Monday acknowledged the seizure represents a “setback” but signaled it is unlikely to alter its approach to fighting ISIS. But there are signs the public has become increasingly worried about ISIS’s gains in Iraq and Syria. Even members of Obama’s own party say the loss of Ramadi should be cause for alarm. “The loss of Ramadi is...
  • 'Egypt Is Turning Back Into Ancient Egypt'

    05/16/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 29 replies
    The Atlantic/Yahoo! ^ | Matt Schiavenza
    Just under three years ago, Mohammed Morsi assumed office as Egypt’s first freely elected head of state, a milestone in the “Arab Spring” struggle for democracy. On Saturday, the same Egyptian state condemned him to die. A court in Cairo has sentenced the former president to death for conspiring with foreign militants during a prison escape in 2011. The ruling comes one month after Morsi received a separate 20-year sentence for inciting violence against protesters while in office. Egyptian authorities have detained Morsi since his overthrow in July 2013.
  • Court sentences Egypt's Mubarak, sons to 3 years in prison

    05/09/2015 7:54:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2015 2:19 PM EDT | Brian Rohan
    A Cairo court sentenced Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday—a punishment that authorities may deem as having already been served but one which, if it withstands appeal, would officially establish Mubarak as a convicted criminal years after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled him. The case—dubbed the “presidential palaces” affair by the Egyptian media—was a retrial charging that Mubarak and sons embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of state funds over the course of a decade, diverting money meant to pay for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces to...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Black Spring: The ACLU Joins the Lynch Mob

    05/07/2015 6:38:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The Marxist-founded pressure group gears up to bring the Arab Spring to Baltimore — and the rest of America Cooling down the churning cauldron of mob violence that Baltimore has become is not on the agenda of the ACLU which is now preparing to turn up the heat in cities across America. Following the suspicious death in police custody of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man with a long rap sheet, angry mobs and radical agitators have turned Maryland’s largest city into a Hobbesian jungle. They were already angry at the endlessly sensationalized deaths in recent years of black males...
  • On the Cusp of an 'African American Spring'

    05/02/2015 11:57:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | May 1, 2015 | John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. , Former Associate Dean of Harvard College
    Aghast at the sight of the Baltimore riot, I struggled for days to find meaning in what appeared senseless. I searched history for answers, discovering that what's happening through the protests and riots of African Americans throughout the country is similar to the "Arab Spring" that occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Are we on the cusp of an "African American Spring" akin the Arab Spring? Perhaps. The Arab Spring was an "awakening" of long-held yearnings for equality led mainly by young, disenfranchised citizens. It began as popular uprisings in the form of local protests, riots, social...
  • Brian of Arabia: Brian Williams Also Fibbed About Arab Spring

    04/25/2015 9:10:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    NO ROOM SERVICE! That was actually the greatest danger facing Brian Williams as he reported about the Arab Spring protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in February 2011. Williams shortly afterwards told Jon Stewart on the Daily Show (45 second mark of video below) that he made eye contact with the man on the lead horse of a pro-government group on horseback and camels whipping the protesters. Unfortunately for the viability of Brian Williams' fib, the New York Times reported yesterday he was actually reporting in relative safety from a balcony near Tahrir Square.
  • Admiral Warns: Potential for Islamist Raids on European Islands

    04/24/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The security situation in the Mediterranean will continue to deteriorate to the point where we can expect Islamist raids on European islands, a recently retired Royal Navy Admiral has told Breitbart London. [snip] Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, the straight-talking former Director General of the Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre, ... made the comments in an interview this week as European nations gathered to discuss the sudden migrant crisis gripping the Mediterranean. THE THREAT OF ISLAM Parry, who warned in a government paper in 1990 that Islam would replace Communism as the main threat against the West...
  • Up to 1 Million Libyan Refugees Waiting to Board Ship for Europe.

    04/22/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the more interesting aspects of this flood of human misery is that it is not entirely spontaneous. Jihadi groups are doing their best to encourage it. ... That would not be surprising. In 2004 Europe agreed to pay Muhammar Gaddafi four billion pounds a year in exchange for a promise to halt people smuggling to Europe. Experts have also drawn links between the massive rise in would-be migrants and a so-called ‘deal in the desert’ struck by Tony Blair in 2004 – which saw the late Muammar Gaddafi agree to crack down on human traffickers as well as...
  • Jimmy Carter meets with Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    01/16/2012 10:27:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 33 replies
    examiner ^ | Jan. 2012
    Jimmy Carter meets with Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo - National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/jimmy-carter-meets-with-muslim-brotherhood-cairo
  • Egyptian Government files suit against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 8:07:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/19/15 | Doug Book
    On March 11th, Coach is Right staff writer Ed Wood wrote the following in his CiR piece “All Quiet on the Western Front:” In addition to raining spiteful criticism upon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…President Obama has also chosen to petulantly ignore Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as he demonstrates his own leadership abilities on the world stage. For years, Egypt and Israel have been our strongest (and perhaps only) allies in the Middle East. We have given Egypt upwards of $1.5 BILLION annually, second only to Israel in foreign aid commitments. But this was before the newly elected...
  • Iran Deploys Warships Off Yemen's Coast: Report

    04/08/2015 7:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 8, 2015
    DUBAI — Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Tehran-allied Houthi movement. The Alborz destroyer and Bushehr support vessel sailed from Bandar Abbas on a mission to protect Iranian shipping from piracy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in comments cited by Press TV. Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies have imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen as part of a two-week campaign to oust the Houthis, who have taken most of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 60 MINUTES CORRESPONDENT LARA LOGAN BACK IN HOSPITAL OVER 2011 ARAB SPRING SEXUAL ASSAULT

    03/24/2015 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Breibart's Big Journalism ^ | March 23, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan is back in the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to years-long complications stemming from the brutal sexual assault she endured in Egypt while covering the Arab Spring in early 2011, several sources close to her—including one family friend who went on the record—confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday evening. A 60 Minutes spokesman also confirmed to Breitbart News late Monday that Logan was in fact hospitalized.“Very few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is. In spite of everything she’s had to face in the last two years, people have no idea the...
  • Thanks, Hillary! Morning Joe's Middle East a Smoking Ruin

    03/23/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Warning: readers are advised to hide the sharp objects before viewing the clip of Morning Joe's review of the Middle East today. The picture painted is one of the utter failure of US foreign policy, leaving a devastated, deadly region in its woeful wake. We open with President Obama's "mission accomplished" moment from last year in which he called US policy in Yemen "successful." Cut to Jim Miklaszewski saying that the White House had to order US special forces out of the country, leaving us with absolutely no leverage. Then to Iraq, where two experts say Iraq as a country...
  • Sources: U.S. pulling last of its Special Operations forces out of Yemen

    03/21/2015 9:15:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | 3/21/15 | cnn
    For years, the U.S. military has worked closely with Yemen’s government to go after AQAP, together carrying out numerous attacks like the 2011 drone strike that killed prominent al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki. And U.S. President Barack Obama has hailed this cooperation as a pillar in his anti-terrorism campaign. “Yemen has never been a perfect democracy or a island of stability,” Obama said in January, promoting the policy of “partnering and intelligence-sharing with that local government” as the best approach in a bad situation. “The alternative would be for us to play whack-a-mole every time there is a terrorist actor...
  • I Was an ISIS Hostage for 5 Months

    03/20/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 20, 2015 | Anonymous As Told to Sulome Anderson
    It's strange how you can interact with someone every day and not know anything about them at all. I work in Lebanon much of the year. When I'm there, I stay in the residential Christian neighborhood of Fanar, about 20 minutes outside of Beirut. I see the natour — the superintendent of my building — when I enter or exit. He's a handsome man in his 30s with a quick, easy smile. I knew he was Syrian, but that was the extent of my knowledge about his life. About a month ago, we were talking and it came out that...
  • The Question of Obama’s Allegiances

    03/20/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Meir-Levi
    Since before his first term, our President’s words and deeds regarding the Middle East, Jihad, and the Israel-Arab conflict have been confusing. At first some thought him an incompetent amateur, especially regarding his heavy-handed “reset” of America’s relationship with the Muslim world and with Russia. But many of our presidents have made errors at the onset and then later matured into office. Then he seemed to be merely a self-absorbed ego-centric narcissist, especially regarding his proclivity for golf vacations during crises. But most of our presidents seem to have been able to separate their personal predilections from their role as...
  • The Counter Jihad Report

    03/16/2015 9:02:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    PJMedia/Counter Jihad Report | 3-16-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder. Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade. He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure. Al-Ahram reports: A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • How Arab Spring Opened the Door to Terrorism’s Ugly March

    03/12/2015 8:36:17 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    DailySignal.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It’s not your imagination. Global terrorism, dominated by Muslim extremist groups, is by far the worst it’s been in modern times. In the past six years, the United States has added 21 names to its list of foreign terrorist organizations: all but one of them radical Muslim groups. That’s more than the previous 10 years combined. At the same time, the number of terrorist acts has shattered previous records. Experts predict data for 2014, which is still being compiled, will likely reflect more than 15,000 terrorist attacks: a vast increase over 2013—which was already the deadliest year for global terrorism...
  • The Betrayal Papers: The Muslim Brotherhood & A New Genocide

    03/11/2015 7:32:08 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | March 11, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Part I of The Betrayal Papers explained the history and context of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in the American government. Part II looked at the associations of seven Obama officials with Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in the United States. Part III traced the Muslim Brotherhood’s and the State of Qatar’s influence on domestic policy and Obama administration scandals. Part IV will examine foreign policy under Obama. It will explain how the Obama administration and U.S. Department of State have used the American military and standing in the world as tools to kick start the creation of a new Islamic Caliphate....
  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”

    03/11/2015 7:20:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 3 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ed Wood
    In addition to raining spiteful criticism upon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the man now being hailed as the new “Leader of the Free World” (a position formerly held by American presidents, even Jimmy Carter), President Obama has also chosen to petulantly ignore Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi as he demonstrates his own leadership abilities on the world stage. For years, Egypt and Israel have been our strongest (and perhaps only) allies in the Middle East. We have given Egypt upwards of $1.5 BILLION annually, second only to Israel in foreign aid commitments. But this was before the newly...
  • The Betrayal Papers, Part IV of V: A New Genocide

    03/11/2015 6:15:29 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/11/2015 | The American Reoort
    Part I of The Betrayal Papers explained the history and context of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in the American government. Part II looked at the associations of seven Obama officials with Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in the United States.Part III traced the Muslim Brotherhood’s and the State of Qatar’s influence on domestic policy and Obama administration scandals. Part IV will examine foreign policy under Obama. It will explain how the Obama administration and U.S. Department of State have used the American military and standing in the world as tools to kick start the creation of a new Islamic Caliphate. Obama’s...
  • Huma Abedin: Clinton's Unindicted Email Co-Conspirator

    03/07/2015 7:10:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The email plot thickens with news that Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff also used a private email account on the Clintons' server to conduct government business. Watchdog group Judicial Watch, which doesn't like being lied to or jerked around any more than the House Benghazi Select Committee does, has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of State seeking all communications, including emails, between Secretary of State Clinton and Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi between Jan. 21, 2009, and Jan. 21, 2013. The lawsuit — which also seeks...
  • BOOM: It Took Just 3 Minutes For Trey Gowdy to Leave the Media in Stunned Silence [VIDEO]

    03/09/2015 5:59:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    As we near the glorious day when Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., calls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi for a grilling session that she’ll never be able to prepare enough for, we’re reminded of when Gowdy left a room full of journalists stunned and speechless — an impressive feat. In a typical Washington, D.C., press conference, a couple dozen journalists and media types crowd into a small room and fire off a barrage of questions toward the person at the podium — but that’s not how it works when Gowdy’s behind the wheel. Gowdy...
  • IS Beheaded Libyan Guards in Attack That Seized 9 Foreigners

    03/09/2015 12:16:51 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Mar 9, 2015, 10:09 AM ET | ESAM MOHAMED and TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press
    Militants from Libya's Islamic State affiliate beheaded eight Libyan guards in an attack on a central oil field last week during which the extremists abducted nine foreigners, a Libyan spokesman said Monday. In the Philippines, authorities said Monday that four of their nationals were among the nine abducted from the oil field. An Austrian, a Czech, a Bangladeshi and a Ghana national were also taken while one hostage remains unidentified. Friday's attack on the al-Ghani oil field near the town of Zalla, some 750 kilometers (470 miles) southeast of the capital, Tripoli, was part of a series of deadly assaults...
  • Egypt court postpones Mursi trial over "espionage for Qatar" charges

    03/08/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Aswat Masriya ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2015 3:20 PM
    CAIRO, Mar 8 (Aswat Masriya) - Cairo's criminal court postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamed Mursi for charges of spying for Qatar. The next session will be held tomorrow and will be a secret session. Mursi, who was ousted in July 2013, stands trial alongside 10 others, including two of his aides over accusations of leaking classified national intelligence to the Qatari intelligence. This trial started last month, with Mursi saying in the first hearing that he was brought to court "forcibly". Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat accused Mursi and his two aides, head of his presidential office Ahmed Abdel...
  • Kerry, Obama Seek Regime Change for Syria, Egypt, Libya...But Not Iraq or Iran

    03/08/2015 6:05:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | John Ransom
    Brian Smith wrote: How long would you say we would need to prop up the Iraqi forces in order for them to defend themselves (give or take a hundred years)? You cannot train or give enough equipment to a military that will voluntarily lay down their weapons when encountering the mildest resistance. There may have been the illusion of peace but there was never any real peace. What do you think "Democracy blooming in the Middle East looks like?" It looks like Libya. It looks like Egypt. It looks like Syria.To suggest that Obama is responsible for the Arab Spring...
  • House Benghazi committee to review secret Hillary tapes on Libya

    02/02/2015 4:58:20 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Updated: 7:29 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. Rep. Trey Gowdy’s decision to seek a review of the materials, first highlighted in a series of Washington Times stories last week, carries consequences for the 2016 election in which Mrs. Clinton is expected to seek the presidency. It could also move the committee to examine the strained relationship...
  • CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

    03/06/2015 9:15:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 11:11 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments. Brennan announced the restructuring to the CIA workforce on Friday, including a new directorate devoted to boosting the CIA’s computer hacking skills. He said the move comes after nine agency officers spent three months analyzing its management structure, including what deputy CIA director David Cohen called “pain points,” organizational areas where the CIA’s bureaucracy does not work efficiently. […] The...
  • U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt

    10/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/5/2011 | Eli Lake
    In a blunt assessment, President Obama’s first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a “chasm” between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypt’s president out of power in February. Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States’ Persian Gulf allies interpret the president’s handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough...
  • Obama’s Amateur-Hour Foreign Policy Endangers America and Our Allies

    02/25/2015 2:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Shortly after the Iraqi city of Fallujah fell to the Islamic State (ISIS) in January 2014, President Obama was interviewed by The New Yorker. When asked about the loss of such an iconic city from the U.S. war in Iraq, Obama responded with his usual glibness: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” Less than six-months after he made those comments, Obama’s “jayvee team” would establish an Islamic “Caliphate” spanning two countries, with an estimated 31,000 fighters from all over...
  • Libya's chaos is Obama's shame

    02/18/2015 4:27:20 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Feb 15 | Timothy P. Carney
    President Obama attacked Libya in 2011 without congressional authority, and then shirked any responsibility to help stabilize the country after deposing its dictator. By 2013, Libya had become a chaotic hellhole mired in a permanent war. Today it is a new beachhead and recruiting ground for the Islamic State. Obama’s illegal, ill-considered, and immoral drive-by war in Libya ought to be a permanent stain on his presidency. The recent video of masked ISIS killers beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya deserves to be the emblem of this president’s rash foreign policy. “There is no overstating the chaos of post-Qaddafi Libya,”...
  • No mention of ‘Christians’ anywhere in Obama’s White House statement on beach beheadings

    02/16/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 16, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    The 21 men beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in a video released by Islamist savages Sunday were killed because of their Coptic Christian faith, by men who proclaimed the reason for the murders before the whole world. And the White House won’t say the word. Christian beheading victims are marched to the beach in Libya to be murdered by Islamist militants on Sunday. (Daily Mail photo) “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists,” a statement issued by the White House said.“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by...
  • Glenn Beck Stands By Egypt Caliphate Conspiracy (2011)

    02/16/2015 6:14:02 AM PST · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    Huffingtonpost ^ | 02/04/2011 | Jack Mirkinson
    After being derided and charged with trafficking in wild conspiracy theories, Glenn Beck redoubled his warnings that the uprisings in Egypt could lead to an Islamic caliphate spreading across the Middle East on his radio show Thursday. Beck has come under criticism for his doomsday vision of the potential fallout from the Egyptian revolution. He has warned that the world is "being divvied up" by the "uber left" and the "Islamicists," and that what was formerly "Ancient Babylon" could emerge as the new seat of "evil" and center of the new caliphate.
  • U.S. Marines handed over their guns before leaving Yemen

    02/11/2015 6:11:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/2015 | phil stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over their remaining weapons to Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday before boarding commercial aircraft to leave the country following the closure of the U.S. embassy, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon said the Marines destroyed heavy weapons in their embassy arsenal, including machine guns, before leaving for the airport but remained armed with smaller weapons until the end to ensure a safe exit from the country. "The movement from the embassy to the aircraft required armed Marines," Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said at a briefing. The U.S....
  • Egyptian Democratic Coalition Responds to Obama

    08/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2013 | Free Egyptians Party
    The National Salvation Front, a coalition of pro-democratic and secular parties in Egypt, set out its objections to remarks made by President Barack Obama Thursday on the escalating violence in Egypt. Led by Ahmed Said of the Free Egyptians Party, the group issued the following letter: "Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt's latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we...
  • Obama: US must resist urge to “overreach” abroad

    02/06/2015 8:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 10:45 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. must resist the urge to “overreach” when it comes to involvement in global crises. In a new document outlining his national security priorities, the president says the U.S. will always defend its interests and uphold commitments to partners and allies. But he also says the country cannot make decisions out of fear and should not rely solely on military power. …
  • [Vanity] Medea Benjamin on Ted Baxter

    02/03/2015 6:35:48 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 18 replies
    2/3/15 | originalbuckeye
    Did anyone see Medea Benjamin on O'Reilly tonight? She of course blamed GWB for the Jordanian pilot's execution. She said we never should have gone into Iraq in the first place. Then she said our interventionist policies in Egypt and Libya cause ISIS to act the way they do. I wanted to smack BOR for not pointing out it was OBAMA and his ARAB SPRING interventions that funded and otherwise supported the uprisings in Egypt and Libya.
  • Obama Responds to ISIS Torching of Jordanian Pilot By Pushing Obamacare (WARNING GRAPHIC PIC/ VIDEO)

    02/03/2015 10:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 133 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS murdered a Jordanian pilot today. They torched Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh alive in a cage.Barack Obama responded to the horrific murder by pushing Obamacare. “Should, in fact, this video be authentic, it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization. And I think we’ll redouble the vigilance and determination of the a global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated. And it also just indicates the degree to which whatever ideology they’re operating off of is bankrupt. We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better. And...
  • Prototype for Obama meddling in world elections started in Kenya

    02/03/2015 8:17:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/15 | Judi McLeod
    There can be little doubt that Obama, who was instrumental in the Arab Spring, will be instrumental in the Western fall Barack Obama was meddling in the democratic elections of other countries long before his participation by proxy involvement in Israel and Canada elections through his 2012 campaign national field director Jeremy Bird. Senator Barack Obama campaigned with ruthless Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga back in 2006. It seems to make no difference to Obama that Odinga had ties to Islamic terrorism. “In August and September 2006, Senator Barack Obama traveled to South Africa, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya as...
  • Was Obama's Illegal War in Libya A Trial Run to Attack Israel?

    09/25/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Hey, Obama Lovers, now that our Ambassador is dead, our Benghazi consulate is a smoldering ruin, and its top secret documents have been snatched by Al Qaeda, do you still think your hero's Libyan war is a smashing success? Because I sure do. Not from America's point of view, of course; it's a nightmare for our national security. But from the perspective of Obama's biggest donor, the convicted felon and renowned Israel-hater George Soros, the Libyan War is a triumph. Why? Because Obama waged it illegally and without the consent of Congress. And he did it in the name of...
  • Egypt court confirms Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

    02/02/2015 11:30:28 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Euronews ^ | 02/02/2015 | Alasdair Sandford
    A court in Egypt has upheld death sentences on 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, on charges of killing police officers. They had been convicted of taking part in an attack on a police station at Kardasa near Cairo in August 2013, in which at least a dozen officers died. The initial sentences were handed down in December but were sent to the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top religious authority, for ratification. Hundreds of death sentences have been pronounced on Muslim Brotherhood supporters but none has been carried out. Egypt has mounted one of the biggest crackdowns in its modern...
  • Obama Admits US "Brokered" Coup in Ukraine

    02/02/2015 5:13:56 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/01/2015 | n/a
    'Brief' video clip at link. "...because he (President Putin) was caught, uh...off balance by the protests in the Maidan and, uh... Yanukovych (president voted by Ukrainian people) then fleeing after we've brokered a deal, uh... to transition power in Ukraine".
  • Shiite Rebels Capture Yemen Military Base

    01/29/2015 9:05:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 29, 2015
    Yemeni officials said that Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital, where U.S. advisers had previously trained counterterrorism forces. They say that the Republican Guard camp captured on Thursday was used by American experts until 2012 to train local forces battling al Qaeda’s powerful Yemeni affiliate. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, have seized a number of key military facilities in recent days, including the headquarters of the paramilitary special forces. They took control of the capital in...
  • NBC’s Engel: King Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand President Obama’

    01/27/2015 6:29:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    NBC’s Richard Engel found the White House’s glowing tribute to King Abdullah ironic, since the late Saudi leader “could not stand President Obama.” After the 90-year-old monarch passed away Thursday evening, the Obama administration released a statement praising the long-time American ally. “I have always valued King Abdullah’s perspective,” the president wrote, “and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.” But Engel said that King Abdullah “did not like President Obama. In fact, a lot of people I know that are quite close to the late King Abdullah said that the king could not stand President Obama, because the president was...
  • Will U.S. advisers move to Iraqi front lines?

    01/24/2015 5:30:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Barbara Starr
    The upcoming Iraqi assault to retake Mosul from ISIS control could include U.S. military advisers near the front lines. U.S. military leadership has held open the possibility it would recommend moving advisers closer to combat lines. As the key Mosul battle looms, that remains a potential consideration "if and when they believe it's necessary," a senior U.S. military official tells CNN. The possible recommendation would need to be approved by President Barack Obama, who has said that U.S. troops will not be sent on a combat mission. But putting advisers with front-line Iraqi troops puts American troops in close range...
  • Sure sign of an Obama foreign-policy success: the evac

    01/23/2015 6:25:34 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 23, 2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    At least this time there has been an evacuation of some American personnel, this time from Yemen. In Benghazi, the Obama administration (with Hillary Clinton in charge at State) left US personnel in an inadequately-secured facility for months after all of the other Western nations and agencies had fled after declaring victory over Moammar Qaddafi and liberation in eastern Libya. As Tripoli fell to terror networks and militias in July 2014 after that glorious US-led “liberation,” the US had to conduct an emergency evac of its embassy personnel from Libya’s capital to prevent another Benghazi. And now the US retreat...
  • Yemen's US-Backed President Quits; Country Could Split Apart

    01/22/2015 3:53:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2015 | By AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Yemen's U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American efforts to combat al-Qaida's powerful local franchise and raising fears that the Arab world's poorest country will fracture into mini-states. Presidential officials said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi submitted his resignation to parliament rather than make further concessions to Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, who control the capital and are widely believed to be backed by Iran. Concerns were also mounting about an economic collapse. Two-thirds of Yemen's population are already in need of humanitarian aid, according to reported U.N. figures. Iran's regional...