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  • Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team took a brief look and >

    02/05/2017 8:21:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2017 | Adam Entous, Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan
    Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night debates. There were no good options, but Obama’s top foreign policy advisers were convinced that they had finally settled on an approach that could work — arming Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, current and former U.S. officials said. There was just one problem: The Obama team had deliberated for so long...
  • A look at President Obama’s final drone kill count, now that his time in office has come to a close

    01/29/2017 3:22:14 PM PST · by RC one · 16 replies
    Rare ^ | January 23, 2017 10:34 am
    “Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” President Obama reportedly said in 2011. “Didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.” As much as his White House attempted to downplay that aspect of his presidency, it was a strong suit — if that rather glib term can be fairly applied to such a macabre achievement. Nowhere was Obama’s grim talent so evident as in his drone strike program, and now that his time in office has officially come to a close, we have his final drone kill count. Well, sort of. By the Obama administration’s own...
  • B-2 bombers kill nearly 100 ISIS terrorists in Libya

    01/19/2017 7:14:08 AM PST · by workerbee · 63 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1-19-17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    A pair of B-2 "stealth" bombers blasted two ISIS training camps in Libya on Wednesday evening, dropping 108 precision-guided bombs and sending jihadists scattering -- many of whom were then "cleaned up" by drone-launched hellfire missiles, U.S. defense officials told Fox News. The assault killed an estimated 85 terrorists at the camps, which were about 30 miles southwest of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte. President Obama authorized the action. Most of the terrorists targeted had escaped Sirte after extensive military actions there. U.S. drones "cleaned up" the operation by launching hellfire missiles that killed a several of ISIS fighters...
  • U.S. bombers hit Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. defense officials

    01/19/2017 7:12:34 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jan 17 | Idrees Ali
    U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of militants, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. Two U.S. defense officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the strikes were carried out 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Sirte against two camps and done in cooperation with Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord. They said there were no women or children in the camps. One of the officials said initial reports showed dozens of militants were killed in the strikes with more than 100 precision guided munitions dropped....
  • John Kerry links Britain to derailing of Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/06/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy.
  • Four Guantanamo detainees transferring to Saudi Arabia, as part of final wave

    01/04/2017 5:20:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Four Gitmo detainees are slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia in the next 24 hours, the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. The identities of the four detainees are not immediately known. The transfers are proceeding despite renewed opposition from President-elect Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday: “There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”
  • Allied troops and ISIS battle for collapsing Mosul Dam

    12/27/2016 6:29:47 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    Allied troops and ISIS are set to battle for a collapsing dam that would spew nearly 600 times the water of the River Thames onto Mosul if it breaches. Engineers from an Italian company have been tasked with fixing the Mosul Dam's foundations to stop more than 11 trillion litres of water (11.11billion cubic metres) from flooding Mosul. Experts are warning their work could be in vain, and should the catastrophe happen, it is estimated 1.5million people could be killed by the floods in an impact described as 'worse than a nuclear bomb'. Waves of up to 45ft would be...
  • Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims US-led coalition forces have 'supported ISIS'

    12/27/2016 2:55:42 PM PST · by House Atreides · 58 replies
    The Sun (www.thesun.co.uk/news) ^ | December 27, 2016 | Ellie Flynn & Guys Birchall
    TURKEY’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed he has “confirmed evidence” US-led forces have supported ISIS. Erdogan said “it’s very clear” the US is supporting terror groups in a damning press conference in Ankara. He said: “They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Islamic State). “Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.” Casualties have mounted as the military tries to take the town of Al-Bab from ISIS jihadists and Ankara has become incresingly impatient over the lack of support from the US against the...
  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Watch: 5 dead, tourists taken hostage in Jordan

    Video You tube below At least 5 people are dead, 9 wounded, and an estimate 14 people held hostage in a standoff between gunman and local police in the Karak castle in Jordan. Four Jordanian police officers and a female Canadian tourist were killed in a drive-by shooting attack just outside of the castle, a popular tourist attraction 70 miles south of Jordan’s capital of Amman. Jordanian authorities say two separate shooting attacks took place before the assailants took hostages inside the Karak castle. Police have cordoned off the 900-year old Crusader castle, where the hostages, believed to be tourists,...
  • Lessons of Aleppo—for Trump (Buchanan column)

    12/17/2016 8:22:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 12-15-16 | Pat Buchanan
    How did this debacle come about? First, in calling for the overthrow of Bashar Assad, who had not attacked or threatened us, we acted not in our national interests, but out of democratist ideology. Assad is a dictator. Dictators are bad. So Assad must go. Yet we had no idea who would replace him. It soon became clear that Assad’s most formidable enemies, and probable successors, would be the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, or ISIS, then carrying out grisly executions in their base camp in Raqqa. U.S. policy became to back the “good” rebels in Aleppo, bomb...
  • 14 US-LED COALITION MILITARY ADVISERS CAPTURED BY SYRIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN ALEPPO

    12/18/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 90 replies
    SouthFront ^ | 12/17/2016 | SouthFront
    At least 14 US-led coalition military advisers have been captured by the Syrian Special Forces in a bunker in the city of Aleppo, according to media reports... Mutaz Kanoğlu – Turkey David Scott Winer – USA David Shlomo Aram – Israel Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi...
  • US airstrike in Mosul leaves 90 Iraqi troopers dead (helps ISIS forces)

    12/12/2016 5:54:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/10/16
    At least 90 Iraqi soldiers have lost their lives when fighter jets from the United States Air Force (USAF) mistakenly struck their position in Mosul as government forces and allied fighters are trying to flush Daesh terrorists out of the strategic northern city. An Iraqi army source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Saturday that the airstrike had targeted soldiers from the 9th Armored Division of the Iraqi army the previous day, destroying eight infantry fighting vehicles as well as four Humvee military trucks. Some 100 soldiers were also wounded as...
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • Obama to Make Push For Transparency in Florida Speech

    12/06/2016 9:30:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Newsmaxx ^ | 12/6/16 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Barack Obama will deliver a major address Tuesday in Florida to explain the policies his administration established over the past eight years on suspected terrorists, while making a push for the transparency his critics have said for years does not exist. Obama will explain in his speech, being delivered at the military's Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, also the home of Special Operations Command, the legal and policy rationale used by the administration to decide whether terrorists should be killed, interrogated, or detained, reports The Los Angeles Times, which notes the president will be...
  • War with Russia? US politicians close to approving ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

    11/27/2016 9:19:18 PM PST · by Bobalu · 58 replies
    http://theduran.com/ ^ | 11/22/16 | RICK STERLING
    Late in the day Tuesday November 15, Congress convened in a special session. With normal rules suspended, they passed House Resolution 5732 – the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act”. The resolution calls for intensifying already harsh sanctions on Syria, assessing implementation of No Fly Zone in Syria and escalating efforts to press criminal charges against Syrian officials.
  • IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

    11/25/2016 1:37:31 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 25, 2016 | Staff
    A US serviceman has been killed by an improvised explosive device while fighting against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, officials say. The soldier, who has not been named, died after the device detonated in Ayn Issa, north of the IS stronghold Raqqa. It is the first such death since US special forces deployed in Syria in October 2015.
  • Iraqi Christians: Obama abandoned us to the Islamic State

    11/07/2016 9:20:37 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/07/2016 | Robert spencer
    “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.” IRAQI Christians will pray for Donald Trump’s election victory after they condemned US Government for “abandoning” them to the barbaric terror of Islamic State. The Christian community in the latest Iraqi town to be freed from ISIS have opened up about how they were terrorized at the hands of the twisted jihadi militants. The once-bustling Qaraqosh, which boasted of more than 50,000 Christian residents, was recaptured from...
  • Obama Worries Future Presidents Will Wage Perpetual, Covert Drone War

    10/05/2016 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Intercept, the | 03 October 2016 | Ryan Devereaux, Alex Emmons
    President Obama warns in a new interview of a future in which a U.S. president could engage in perpetual covert wars “all over the world.” But he claims that the accountability and transparency measures he is instituting will make that less likely. In the interview, with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, Obama expressed agreement with one of the most salient critiques of his drone war, that it risks creating “institutional comfort and inertia with what looks like a pretty antiseptic way of disposing of enemies.” Obama explained that he had looked at “the way in which the number of drone...
  • Pentagon Spends $500 Million on Fake Al-Qaeda Videos

    10/05/2016 10:06:57 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | October 5, 2016
    The Pentagon spent over $500 million on hiring a public relations firm to create anti-extremist and fake extremist propaganda during the American military’s campaign in Iraq, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as reported by The Daily Beast. British firm Bell Pottinger created their materials at the U.S. military base of Camp Victory. At one point, they were employing some 300 British and Iraqi staff at the cost of over $100 million per year. Bell Pottinger was hired in 2004 to produce material for the “promotion of democratic elections” in Iraq. These materials aimed to convince the Iraqi population...
  • ICYMI: 615 More Troops Are Heading To Iraq

    10/02/2016 5:09:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/1/2016 | Matt Vespa
    As U.S. and Iraqi forces prepare to launch an offensive to retake Mosul, we found out this week that 615 more troops will be deployed to assist in intelligence gathering for the Iraqi government forces that will be spearheading the attack. The number of U.S personnel already in Iraq is estimated between 4,900-6,400 men (via NBC News): The Department of Defense is preparing to dispatch 615 more U.S. troops to Iraq to help government forces oust ISIS from the city of Mosul, the White House announced Wednesday. The soldiers will provide logistics support for the Iraqi forces and not spearhead...
  • Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'

    09/26/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2016 | James Masters and Mohammad Eyad Kourdi
    Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there. "The city is now a ghost city," the father of a two-month-old boy tells CNN. "There are only ambulances and fire trucks around and over the past three days the shelling has been horrible. "Usually I get used to the barrel bombs and I could sleep normally -- but now I can't -- the new missiles are so loud and horrifying."
  • FBI Lies Again: NYC Bomber Was On FBI "Radar" After All

    09/20/2016 10:18:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 56 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Sep 20, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    During a press conference yesterday morning, amid desperate efforts to placate political pressure to maintain the narrative of a lone-wolf bomber - not terrorist - who may have "had a beef" and just happened to be a muslim, William Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York division, stated unequivocally: "There is no indication that the suspect was on the FBI's terror radar" adding that there was "no indication that there's a [terrorist] cell operating" in the New York area and had no information about Ahmad Khan Rahami's "path to radicalization." Phew - so we can rest...
  • Obama on Chelsea Attack [no connection between NY and Minnesota - JA]

    09/19/2016 9:03:00 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 26 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | Ben Yakas
    [snip] Obama noted that there is no connection between these two attacks and the Minnesota mall stabbing which also occurred over the weekend, leaving nine people injured. He also reassured New Yorkers that with the UN meetings this week, "we have an additional amount of federal support here as needed."
  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

    08/21/2016 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located.
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks Email Found Showing Secret Memo To Obama From ISIS

    08/17/2016 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 85 replies
    conservativedailypost.com/ ^ | August 16 2016 | MARTIN WALSH
    Last week, Donald Trump asserted that Hillary Clinton and Obama “founded ISIS.” Trump didn’t literally mean they sat down and discussed how to create this group from scratch–or did he? Trump’s statement is 100% accurate, and a leaked memo from the State Department proves it to be true! A month ago, it was released that Hillary Clinton received classified intelligence stating that Obama was supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the group that changed their name to ISIS. So, Obama is the founder of ISIS, and Hillary quickly became the co-captain of this dangerous team in 2012. The leaked memo...
  • Trump Was Right: FOIA Document Shows Obama and Hillary Knew Their Actions Would Create ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    Trump was right. A declassified and released FOIA document from 2012 shows that Obama and Hillary knew their actions would destabilize eastern Syrian and allow a Salafist principality to take hold of the region. Judicial Watch released this 2012 document  
  • State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism

    08/16/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism David Rutz BY: August 16, 2016 5:02 pm State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that “very few” released Guantanamo Bay detainees return to terrorism while addressing the transfer of 15 Gitmo prisoners by the Obama administration. President Obama, who has sought to close Gitmo since he took office, sent 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates this week, the largest single transfer of prisoners from the detention facility of his presidency. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) said the 12 Yemenis and three Afghans in the transfer are “among the...
  • Trump Proposes "Extreme" Vetting for Immigrants

    08/15/2016 4:40:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    ABC 7 LOS ANGELES ^ | 15 AUGUST 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI
    To fight back "radical Islamic terrorism" and to "make America safe again," Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump proposed today administering a new, ideological test for immigrants who want to enter the United States. "We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people," Trump said at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio, adding, "The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today." "I call it extreme vetting," Trump said.
  • Full Event: Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech in Youngstown, Ohio (August 15, 2016)

    08/15/2016 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 15, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Introductory remarks by Rudy Giuliani and Mike Pence, who speak about the ways they know each other well and why they admire each other, as well as having confidence in Donald Trump. This is an appearance that was not interrupted by protesters. An enthusiastic audience applauds and chants appreciatively. Mr. Trump speaks presidentially from prepared notes, but does not hold back. As Mike Pence said in his opening, "You will hear today a broad-shouldered vision to confront our enemies, restore our security and once again have America command the respect of the world."
  • U.S. Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    08/15/2016 5:51:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 15, 2016 | Jess Bravin and Carol E. Lee
    The U.S. transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the largest such movement yet in President Barack Obama’s push to remove most prisoners from the offshore prison before he leaves office in January. The transfer of 12 Yemenis and three Afghans from the Cuba facility to the U.A.E. leaves 61 detainees, a significant drop from the 242 men imprisoned there in 2009 when Mr. Obama took office but short of the president’s longtime goal of closing the lockup. The Obama administration has faced persistent resistance from Congress and the Pentagon to closing the prison.
  • WikiLeaks to Show HRC Connection To ISIS Weapons (email teaser: took 100k for guns to Jihadis?)

    08/15/2016 1:37:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    The Morning Ledger ^ | August 15, 2016 | By Faith Manalo on
    Hillary Clinton 2016’s latest news reports that the former US Secretary of State had connections to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In 2013, Clinton testified under oath that she had no knowledge about the weapon that the US had been sending from Libya to Syria. Senator Rand Paul questioned her during that time. Paul clearly asked Clinton if she or the US government were involved in procuring, transferring, buying and selling of weapons in Libya. Clinton responded saying, “Nobody ever raised that with me.” Clinton’s testimonial came after the US consulate in the Northern Libyan city of Benghazi...
  • Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Lacks ‘Mental & Physical Stamina’ to Fight ISIS (will she respond?)

    08/15/2016 12:39:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 2:55 pm, August 15th, 2016 | by Josh Feldman |
    During his big foreign policy speech today, as he went after President Obama and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump got a little personal in going after Clinton’s ability to fight ISIS. He said that the Obama administration downplayed the threat of ISIS and hasn’t done enough to fight, but then he said this: “She also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS and all of the many adversaries we face, not only in terrorism but in trade and every other challenge we must confront.” Trump has recently taken to call Clinton 'unstable and unhinged.'
  • Senior levels of CENTCOM altered intel to hide the realities of our efforts against ISIS

    08/12/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The J.V. team According to a new report issued by a federal investigative task force, senior members of the U.S. Central Command altered intel to make it look like our battle against ISIS was going better than it was. According to the findings, lower-level analysts were assessing and disseminating information correctly but their reports were then altered by the higher-ups. As CBS News reports: The report finds that, beginning in mid-2014, final intelligence reports issued by CENTCOM contradicted the initial internal assessments made by its own analysts, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
  • Yes, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Did Create The Rise of ISIS – It Is an Indisputable Fact

    08/12/2016 5:20:28 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 11, 2016 | Sundance
    In February of 2016 the U.S. State Department released more of Hillary Clinton’s emails. One of those emails originated on March 22nd 2011, the exact day President Obama launched the attacks on Libya. The released email confirms what many already knew – it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power who convinced President Obama to go to war in Libya
  • Donald Trump Explains His Obama-Founded-ISIS Claim as ‘Sarcasm’

    08/12/2016 6:11:44 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08-12-2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Donald J. Trump tried to quash the latest controversy engulfing his campaign, suggesting on Friday that he was not serious when he said that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were the “founders” of the Islamic State terrorist group. After making the suggestion at a rally on Wednesday night, Mr. Trump doubled-down on the assertion on Thursday, insisting in multiple interviews that he really did mean it when he said that the president and Mrs. Clinton were responsible for ISIS. But in an early-morning Twitter post, Mr. Trump said that he was just being sarcastic.
  • [From August 10, 2014] Clinton faults Obama for rise of ISIS

    08/11/2016 9:20:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2014 | By Jesse Byrnes
    ”Clinton faults Obama for rise of ISIS””Foreign policy decisions under President Obama have allowed Islamic terrorists to gain a better footing in the Middle East, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this week.”
  • Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

    08/07/2016 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 05 August 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually. It sickens me to hear the President of the United States lie and construct a false reality, so I turned off the broadcast. I...
  • Alan Dershowitz on $400M Payment to Iran: 'We Shouldn't Be Doing That'

    08/06/2016 11:01:44 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 5 | Todd Beamon
    Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV on Friday that President Barack Obama had "absolutely" no way of justifying the $400 million cash payment to Tehran in return for four American hostages — especially since a video surfaced this week in Iranian media showing an unmarked plane and a pallet of cash. "The fact that it was done secretly," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "The fact that we allowed Iran to now, essentially, extort us by asking to have it done in secret and then announcing it in public — putting the United States in...
  • Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

    08/06/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | August 5, 2016 | For the Slimes by Associated Presstitutes
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month. The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial. Turkey accuses...
  • Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult

    07/27/2016 12:06:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 07/26/2016 | Amir Nasr
    Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/26/arab-american-groups-join-partner-tech-privacy-fight-surveillance/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRNeE16TmpNR0ZpT0daaSIsInQiOiJ1QXBqd28wWmlEbnpjWUVWRDNOaDZCU2tFMmJ6NXJ2MVJyRHZpcjhGWWxPcGJ1U1VyQXFCXC9PcUN6RmJ3emRKdkJJTWJSUmtBRGRTV09XNlI4QUZHU0xybWYxQ1I5QTRqQkJrZDAxbUEwVzg9In0%3D Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance Amir Nasr   |   July 26, 2016 Privacy advocates in the technology space have a new ally in Arab American groups to help with their fight to keep U.S. surveillance at bay. They are spurred on by anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republicans. In December, Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of U.S. borders to Muslim immigrants. In March, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the country needed to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim...
  • John Kerry on Air Conditioners and ISIS

    07/27/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Jack Dini
    Air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. (1) Careerist folks in government parrot the party-line message. Kerry has heard it from the top-down and buys into it. President Obama has said that global warming, not the Islamic State was the real threat. (2)
  • Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

    07/24/2016 9:31:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • President Half-Staff

    07/23/2016 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | Robert Morrison
    Riding a bike around Annapolis, I note that the flags at the Old State House, the Naval Academy, and the library are at half-staff again. This time for Nice, France. Or is it Dallas? Or Baton Rouge? I confess I lose track. It seems the flags have been at half-staff most of the time since President Obama took office. It also seems the pace of terrorist attacks is picking up. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks this is proof that ISIS is on the run. How fatuous. That’s rather like saying the German troops marching through the Arc de Triomphe...
  • Barack Obama Cracks a Joke While Talking About Munich Terrorist Attack

    07/22/2016 2:13:50 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 22, 2016 | The PolitiStick
    One minute in length, Obama's latest insult.
  • Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria [last month]

    07/22/2016 7:37:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    fo.com ^ | 07/22/2016
    Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said. Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still persued a compromise. The U.S. and Russia agreed to a pact...
  • Time to Launch an All-Out War Against ISIS and the Global Jihad

    07/15/2016 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/16 | Joseph Klein
    It is time to give ISIS the final “end of days” battle with the infidels it so desperately wants and bring their own days to an end. The latest terrorist attack in France, which has taken at least 84 lives and injured scores of other people, has all the hallmarks of an ISIS operation. The jihadist group’s supporters sadistically celebrated the carnage left by a truck turned into a killing vehicle by its Tunisian-born driver. He barreled down the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice and deliberately rammed into people whom had just enjoyed a fireworks display celebrating Bastille Day....
  • War by Candlelight Vigil

    07/15/2016 7:52:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 45 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    An Islamic murderer runs over French children with a truck in Nice, France, and the soft and sensitive citizens of the West react by holding candlelight vigils, hugging, singing songs of peace and reading poetry. As ISIS leaves a trail of dead infidels on the streets of Nice, soccer moms sip Chai tea and send out tearful hash tags on social media. ISIS knows the leaders of the West are gutless and their citizens aren’t far behind. The West is stocked with pedicured men in capris who are so feminized they couldn’t find their masculinity with the Hubbell Telescope. ISIS...
  • President Obama on Nice Attack: ‘We Cannot Let Ourselves Be Divided’

    07/15/2016 12:40:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    Time ^ | July 15, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    "We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that’s exactly what the terrorists want" U.S. President Barack Obama responded to the Nice attack Friday, urging unity in the wake of the grisly truck attack that left at least 84 dead in France and warning that Americans “cannot let ourselves be divided” by the attacks. “I know I speak for all of us when I say that these individuals and these networks are an affront to all of our humanity,” Obama said, speaking at the Diplomatic Corps Reception in the White House. In the speech, he reiterated support for the...
  • John Kerry says ISIS is blowing up airports because they’ve gotten ‘desperate'

    06/30/2016 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Abandoning reality At one point, you were probably worried about ISIS. It seemed like the horrific terrorist organization was on a real roll as its barbarian forces slaughtered their way across the middle east. They raped, tortured, burned, beheaded, crushed, and acidically-disolved their enemies while our leaders promised that they were being dealt with in the harshest possible way. We’d “contained” them, we’d “diminished” them, and - most importantly - we’d decimated their command and control capabilities. According to President Obama, the J.V. team is on the run.