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  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The majority of Russia’s ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russia’s nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russia’s ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russia’s attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • Even Jacksonians Pick Their Battles

    09/15/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Professor
    I am, if you haven’t noticed, an instinctual Jacksonian (in the sense of Walter Russell Mead’s quadripartite characterization of American foreign policy types). My first reaction is to hit hard at those who confront the US or threaten American interests. ISIS is therefore a natural candidate for a good drubbing. But more sober reflection (figuratively and literally!) leads me to conclude that a full-blooded response to ISIS is unwise, especially in Syria. For many reasons, the commitment that would be required to fully extirpate the organization is not worth the cost, and it’s better not to fight at all than...
  • Liberian President Appeals to Obama for US Help to Beat Ebola

    09/14/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded. It...
  • ISIS Beheads British Aide Worker David Cawthorne – Obama Goes Golfing

    09/14/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday ISIS terrorists released video of the beheading of British hostage David Cawthorne Haynes. Cawthorne was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013. He appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.Obama went golfing. Fore!This comes after President Obama was attacked for golfing after ISIS beheaded US journalist James Foley.
  • Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat (Live thread)

    09/10/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 606 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9/10/14 | Blueyon
    Comment on Presidents address of the Nation...
  • Obama tells leaders he doesn´t need their vote for ISIS campaign

    09/09/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting on Monday he wouldn’t need their authorization to expand his military campaign against Islamic terrorists. The president offered the assurance at a private White House meeting one day before a primetime address he’s scheduled to give to the nation. Wednesday’s address is a pivotal moment for the president just months before a midterm election in which the Senate’s majority hangs in the balance. Polls show that confidence in Obama’s foreign policy is eroding just as anxiety over the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has...
  • Obama administration pressured Fox News to back off Benghazi reporting

    09/07/2014 6:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past Friday, Greta Van Susteren reported on numerous ways the Obama administration has made it difficult for reporters to investigate Benghazi. Van Susteren said that it’s been “like pulling teeth” trying to get answers and that “the Obama administration’s behavior post-Benghazi has been weird; like they’re hiding something.” She went on to say that as Fox News continued to investigate and press for answers, the administration’s behavior got “even weirder. She noted two major press conferences – one with the State Department and one with the CIA – when Fox News was not invited.
  • Obama regrets golfing after Foley death

    09/07/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama now admits that his decision to play a vacation round of golf immediately after addressing the murder of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State, was a mistake. "I should have anticipated the optics," Obama said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. The president said that he had been forced to hold back tears when he spoke privately to the family of Foley, who was beheaded, but added that there was always the prospect of a "jarring" contrast between world events, and his own efforts to carve out a...
  • Ex-CENTCOM leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

    09/05/2014 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 5, 2014 | Howard Altman
    For years, Anthony Zinni, a retired Marine General who once ran U.S. Central Command, blistered the administration of George W. Bush for its handling of Iraq. Now Zinni is teeing up on President Barack Obama's approach in Iraq, saying he is "worried" by Obama's cautious approach to the current crisis and the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "My God, we are the most powerful nation in the world," says Zinni, who was widely reported to have been passed over for the ambassadorship to Iraq in 2009 by Obama. "This is a moment we have to act. How many Americans getting...
  • Fed says Americans are hoarding cash

    09/04/2014 12:10:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    msn money ^ | 9-3-2014
    One of the great mysteries of the post-financial crisis world is why the U.S. has lacked inflation despite all the money being pumped into the economy. The St. Louis Federal Reserve thinks it has the answer: A paper the central bank branch published this week blames the low level of money movement in large part on consumers and their "willingness to hoard money."  The paper also cites the Fed's own policies as a reason for consumers' unwillingness to spend. Though American consumers might dispute the notion that inflation has been low, the indicators the Fed follows show it to be running well...
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    09/02/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    A listless summer is the clearest sign that Obama has lost the clout needed to move his agenda. Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told. It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to rewrite America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been...
  • zuckerman: obama ‘has lost the confidence of the business community’

    08/30/2014 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 30,2014
    US News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and publisher of The New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman argued that President Obama “has lost the confidence of the business community” on Friday’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group.” “[The economy] has...grown by about 2%, 2.1%, for the last five years, which is the lowest rate of growth coming out of a recession we have had ever, since the Great Depression. And what’s more, that only took place, not because of the fact that the economic environment was that good, it's because we have a hugely stimulating monetary policy and fiscal policy....
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence.
  • What was with that beige suit Obama was wearing? (vain vanity)

    08/29/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 68 replies
    vanity | 8/29/14 | Mamzelle
    All through the "I don't have a strategy" speech, it was also, "I have no sense of how to dress appropriately to the seriousness of my duty." Did anyone else notice that natty, cream-colored suit? It made me think of the tropics, of a vacation in Panama. Barack, the girl from Ipanema. I don't believe I have ever seen another president dressed in that manner, like a soot suit, or something from the seventies...
  • 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...
  • Louie Gohmert: Obama Isn't Going To Do Executive Amnesty

    08/29/2014 5:01:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the key conservative members in the House of Representatives, predicted on Fox News on Thursday that President Barack Obama's threats of unilateral amnesty are all smoke and no fire.
  • President Obama to visit RI for fundraising event

    08/29/2014 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 8/29/14 | Angie Angers
    Rhode Island is finishing preparations Friday morning for a visit from President Barack Obama. Obama is expected to headline three events in the northeast on Friday. Two are scheduled in Westchester County, New York, and the third is set for Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Obama dodges on Ukraine invasion

    08/28/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Thursday sidestepped the question of whether Russia has mounted an invasion of Ukraine, describing the movement of troops and equipment across the border as an "incursion" and "continuation of what's been taking place" in the region. Obama accused Russia of "deliberately and repeatedly" violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and vowed "more costs and consequences" from the United States and its allies. "The separatists are trained by Russia, they are armed by Russia, they are funded by Russia," Obama said. "Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the...
  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

    08/27/2014 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that he believes ISIS knows the southern border is not secure and that it is “common sense” that they will exploit the lack of border security on Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” When asked, “Do you believe ISIS terrorists can cross that border and already have crossed that border?” He responded, “of course, anybody can cross the border. ...more (w/video)...
  • Let's be clear about this: Russia is invading Ukraine right now

    08/27/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | 8/27/14 | Max Fisher
    There are two things happening between Ukraine and Russia right now. First, Russian and Ukrainian leaders are meeting in Belarus to negotiate a peace deal in the Ukrainian conflict that Russia insists it has nothing to do with. Second, Russian military forces are crossing the border into Ukraine in what is clearly a hostile invasion and act of war. That includes Russian artillery, Russian tanks, Russian-trained irregular forces, and even uniformed Russian soldiers who have admitted on camera that they are Russian military ordered to invade by their commanders. But the first piece of that is obfuscating the second. Getting...
  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    08/26/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having already lifted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays in the military, the Pentagon “likely will” allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals. Three of the top brass, endorsing the deployment of transgendered troops, also said their effort has the support of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama. In a statement accompanying the 29-page report issued Tuesday, they said, “Our conclusion is that allowing transgender personnel to serve openly is administratively feasible and will not be burdensome or complicated. Three...
  • Democrats At Odds With Obama Over Executive Amnesty (Flip Flop)

    08/26/2014 6:44:23 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014 | DAN RIEHL
    If you want to know where a Democrat stands on the issue of immigration, all you need ask is if they have to face the voters in less than a deep blue state in November.
  • Obama Demonstrates Fear, not Courage

    08/26/2014 3:04:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/26/2014 | Doris O'Brien
    Challenging times call for extraordinary courage. But at the risk of sounding indelicate, the only cojones associated with President Obama are the ones lined up on the putting green, where his frequent appearances have given rise to a new meaning of the term “stay the course.” You’d think the so-called leader of the free world would at least sound courageous. But at recent press conferences, Mr. President has sauntered in, often late, leaned nonchalantly on the podium, and delivered a lackluster “lecture” in a tone of voice more peremptory than somber. His record for ambiguity and dullness reached a nadir...
  • Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit...

    08/24/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT · by IncPen · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | THOMAS FRANK
    Full title: "Cornel West: 'He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency'”No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned...
  • Obama’s golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake

    08/24/2014 6:58:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    It is hard to fathom what Obama is doing or thinking. No explanation comes close to being satisfactory. With fellow Democrats faulting him, and with threats to America multiplying, it is impossible to excuse his conduct on the grounds of ignorance. If he only knows what the public sees, that would be more than enough to develop a strategy. Indeed, it’s possible his military advisers are going public with terrifying claims about the terrorist group because they, too, are alarmed by his passivity. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, normally low-key, said of the Islamic State: “This is beyond anything that...
  • Smiling Obama swings into action but once again, it's on the golf course

    08/24/2014 7:26:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 223, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor,and Louise Boyle
    Smiling Obama swings into action... but once again, it's on the golf course: President plays again as FBI warn of homegrown ISIS threat and US edges closer to Syria strikes Obama under fire from critics for his hours on the golf course during a two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Secretary of...
  • A Town Near You? ICE Reveals Locations of Convicted Murderers It Freed

    08/23/2014 6:58:06 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22,2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Center for Immigration Studies has used information provided to the office Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) to map out the locations of where convicted killers were let go by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in 2013. The killers were booked out in 24 states and were associated with 96 different cities, according to the CIS report.
  • Obama’s America Is September 10th America

    08/22/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Obama’s America Is September 10th America By Andrew C. McCarthy August 22, 2014 Our barbaric jihadist enemies – the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had “decimated” and put on “the path to defeat” – are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades – stronger than ever. They have seized a country-size swath of territory (and growing). They have just beheaded an American journalist – which is the sort of thing they do as a matter of routine but has obviously, and finally, gotten our attention. Not to worry, though: The Obama...
  • Obama scolds ISIS terrorists for decapitating American journalist, then returns to golf game

    08/20/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Sophia RosenBaum
    Obama blasts terrorists, returns to golf President Barack Obama got down to business Wednesday afternoon, flooring it to the golf course after giving a speedy statement on the beheading of an American journalist and a threat from ISIS to spill more blood. Obama sported a grin the size of Mount Rushmore as he sat behind the wheel of a golf cart in Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s currently vacationing. Donning casual khakis and a white Nike polo, the president enjoyed laughs, and even a fist pound, with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker. The president didn’t mention...
  • Eric Holder Releases "Message To The People Of Ferguson"

    08/19/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/19/14 | tyler durden
    Authored by Eric Holder, via The St.Louis Post-Dispatch, Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn - in a fair and thorough manner - exactly what happened. Today, I will be...
  • Washington is divided Because it has Abandoned Federalism

    08/18/2014 1:40:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Philip Klein
    It may sound pedestrian to point out, but it’s critical to restate why it’s so important that our nation is called the United States of America, and not simply America. The full name emphasizes that the Founders viewed the nation not as one monolithic entity but as a union of sovereign entities delegating limited powers to a central government. To preserve this balance, the Founders put a number of checks in the U.S. Constitution, most notably creating the Senate, which allows for equal membership from every state, thus preventing states with larger populations from running roughshod over the interests of...
  • As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way

    08/16/2014 6:26:29 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-16-2014 | PETER BAKERAUG
    By PETER BAKERAUGAugust 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obama’s fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control. Americans often think of their president as an all-powerful figure who can command the tides of history — and presidents have encouraged this image over the years because the perception itself can be a form of power. But as his critics have made the case that Mr. Obama’s mistakes have fueled...
  • The End of Iraq (Cont'd)

    08/16/2014 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | august 16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "I think this is going to take some time," our president warned last Saturday as he took off for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, maybe because he felt he had to offer some explanation as Iraq collapsed along with his foreign policy in general. What was once Iraq is now divided, like ancient Gaul, into three parts -- Shi'a, Sunni and Kurdish -- all of which are themselves crumbling. So now Barack Obama tells us that it may take some time to put Iraq together again after it fell apart in record time once he withdrew American forces there in...
  • Obama Stifled Hillary’s Syria Plans and Ignored Her Iraq Warnings for Years

    08/15/2014 6:40:06 AM PDT · by wdk535 · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/14/14 | Josh Rogin
    ...But the warnings, which also came from other senior officials—including then-CIA chief David Petraeus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta—fell on deaf ears...
  • Police chief rips Obama remarks

    08/14/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. "I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha's Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation," director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill.
  • House Democrats can’t figure out why Obama won’t talk to them

    08/14/2014 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are frustrated with what they say is a lack of election-year communication from the White House. The lawmakers say it’s difficult to defend President Obama from GOP attacks, when he doesn't confer with his allies about his strategy and intentions. Some are scratching their heads why, after nearly six years in office and a reshuffling of his legislative affairs team, Obama's working relationship with Congress remains prickly. “It's hard for us to fathom; I mean, is it just lack of full staffing and resources? [Is it] professional commitment? Is it a disdain for the legislative branch? I mean,...
  • The Obama Admin. Has Permanently Destroyed Its Standing Among Israelis

    08/14/2014 6:30:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 8-14-14 | Dovid Efune
    Sitting with Knesset Member Dov Lipman earlier this week, I could not resist asking, tongue-in-cheek, who was less popular in Israel nowadays – Hamas chief Ismael Haniyeh or U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “Kerry is certainly not popular on the Israeli street right now,” he answered, as only a politician could. Joking aside, in my estimation, a poll to find out who is hated more would actually put them quite close. As a result of his constant attempted impositions, condescension, double standards, hypocrisy, strategic blundering and harsh condemnations throughout Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Mr. Kerry, and by extension his...
  • Why is Obama returning to Washington?

    08/13/2014 9:24:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama won't make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday. The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won't say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He's expected to return to Martha's Vineyard, where he's been vacationing, on Tuesday. Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he's taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader. But the White House is "not anticipating a...
  • Obama Is Responsible for the Deaths in Iraq

    08/11/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August11, 2014 | Jim Yardley
    August 11 Obama Is Responsible for the Deaths in Iraq By Jim Yardley ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State, or whatever it’s called today is a group of homicidal thugs, drunk on their own sense of power and bolstered by their military successes in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Thousands have been murdered – and not just by a bullet to the head, but decapitated while they are alive. Thousands of women and children have been slaughtered. For those who think that the only “war on women” is perpetrated by Republicans who think that if women want abortifacients, they should pay for...
  • Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS [Playing Politics With Lives]

    08/11/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August11, 2014
    07.06.14 Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS Team Obama was told, over and over, that the Iraqi army couldn’t stop a terror group that was ready to pounce. But Washington was a prisoner to its paradox of an Iraq policy. On November 1, 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visited the White House, and made a rather stunning request. Maliki, who celebrated when the last U.S. troops left his country in 2011, asked Obama to quietly send the military back into Iraq and help his beleagured Air Force develop targets for air strikes; that’s how serious...
  • President Who Pulled U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Says Idea He Pulled Troops Out of Iraq is "Bogus"

    08/11/2014 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In 2008 then Senator Obama campaigned on the promise of ending the war in Iraq and bringing combat troops home. In 2012, Obama touted that promise as complete (one of the only campaign promises he actually kept) and critics warned leaving Iraq without a residual U.S. force would result in a power vacuum and vulnerable state. Now as the country falls apart and the radical Islamic State army continues its march unchallenged in Iraq, Obama is claiming he wasn't the one who made the decision to pull U.S. combat troops out of the country and that claims to the...
  • Iraqi Officials Say US Aid Drops to Dying Yazidis Exploding Uselessly on Impact

    08/11/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This comes from a UK journalist embedded with the Iraqi military. I wouldn’t treat it as final. Some other reports really raise questions about the 70% number and even the quotes in his own account don’t lead me to believe that such a huge number have died.But it’s safe to say that quite a few are dead. Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.On...
  • Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq As Obama Golfs

    08/11/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000....
  • Obama Bemoans Netanyahu’s Success: “His Poll Numbers Are a Lot Higher Than Mine”

    08/10/2014 12:42:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 10,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is not a huge fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In 2011 Obama reportedly whined to then French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, “You’re tired of him; what about me? I have to deal with him every day.” Israel National News reported: U.S. President Barack Obama opined in a New York Times interview that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is too popular at the moment to make territorial compromises with the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace...
  • Eleanor Clift: Obama Outlines His Post-Presidency (Africa & blacks)

    08/10/2014 12:47:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 9, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    With prospects for major legislation nonexistent, Obama is looking to plant seeds that he hopes his successors can cultivate.President Obama spent much of his first term fending off criticism that he hadn’t done enough for the black community, and that he wasn’t paying enough attention to Africa, where his father was born and where expectations soared after his election. In his second term, he’s making up for lost time. Earlier this year, he launched his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative aimed at boosting opportunities for boys and young men of color, and this week, he hosted 50 heads of state from...
  • The (Fading) Pulse of a Nation

    08/08/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Charles Payne
    The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the original false conception come true- Robert K. Merton Merton’s self-fulfilling prophecies are as prevalent today, as they were when he coined the phrase in 1948, and expressed that we live in a nation where dark clouds of despair are becoming darker, where prophets of doom understand the more they scream, the greater the likelihood there dire warnings will come true. For me, the greater risk is the former. We live in a nation with slumped shoulders that cannot produce an...
  • Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It

    08/08/2014 12:39:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Overseas ^ | 08/08/2014 | Jacob Siegel
    The U.S. gambled on local militias to keep ISIS in check. The president’s authorization of airstrikes is an admission that bet didn’t pay off. Friday morning, with a humanitarian mission already underway, the United States began airstrikes on ISIS in northern Iraq. What had been the U.S. policy—to rely on local forces to contain ISIS while waiting for a new Iraqi government to reach a political solution—is finished. The new policy is still taking shape, but it may eventually lead to more involvement from the special operations troops who have been in Iraq for weeks. President Obama said Thursday night...
  • [R-VA Rep Frank] Wolf to Obama: Your Words on Preventing Genocide Were 'Hollow'

    08/07/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Iraq’s biggest Christian town fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) slammed President Obama Thursday for “doing nothing” in response to the atrocities being committed against religious minorities in Iraq, saying it was evident his past assertions on preventing genocide were hollow.Pope Francis added his voice Thursday to appeals for urgent international intervention to help hundreds of thousands of religious minority civilians fleeing ahead of the jihadist advance.The fall of the Christian town of Qaraqosh (also known as Bakhdida) 20 miles from Mosul, reportedly prompted as many as 100,000 people to...
  • 'A lot of the stuff that Barack wrote is wrong'

    08/06/2014 7:22:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-6-14 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama's Ivy-League educated half-brother is publishing his autobiography next month, painting a dramatically different picture of their few meetings from the one the president related in his best-selling 'Dreams from My Father' memoir. Mark Obama Ndesandjo includes an appendix in his book, cataloguing what he says are factual errors in 'Dreams' – including words falsely attributed to his mother, a Jewish woman named Ruth. 'A lot of the stuff that Barack wrote is wrong in that book, and I can understand that,' he told the Associated Press last year when he planned to self-publish his book. 'To me,' Ndesandjo...