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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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.
  • Scrambling Liberals Don't Know Who to Blame for the Istanbul Airport Attack

    06/29/2016 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, you realize this attack in Turkey at the Ataturk airport -- by the way, Ataturk is the guy Turkey was named after. He was a big, big, powerful, mean dude, something like Frank Ataturk. I don't know what his first name was. Anyway, do you know that the guy that runs Turkey now, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although it's not pronounced that way. I've only heard Erdogan pronounced correctly once, and I don't remember how. The guy has practically implemented Sharia law throughout Turkey. This is the point. And if he hasn't completed it yet, that's the...
  • John Kerry: ISIS attacked Istanbul airport because they are 'desperate' and 'know they are losing'

    06/29/2016 6:32:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Secretary Of State John Kerry said ISIS had begun targeting airports as an act of despair in the face of defeat, hours after the attack that left up to 50 dead in Istanbul, Turkey. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shootings and bombings at Ataturk airport but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said all initial indications pointed to ISIS. Kerry spoke about the attack Tuesday evening while at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS as Daesh, CBS News reported. 'It has been more than one year since Daesh has actually launched a full scale military offensive,...
  • Biden on Orlando: ‘Terrorism Can Happen Anywhere’

    06/20/2016 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Biden on Orlando: ‘Terrorism Can Happen Anywhere’ Madeleine Weast BY: June 20, 2016 4:39 pm In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Vice President Joe Biden said violent extremist acts require a global response during a speech at the Center for New American Security’s national security conference. Biden said al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s terror attacks are a real threat that needs to be dealt with before listing five cities the terror organization ISIS has already attacked. “Terrorism and violent extremism is yet another example of the virulent, transnational dangers that require a sustained global response,”...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 19 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • Gradual Escalation: A Vietnam Shadow Falls on Obama's Iraq

    05/11/2016 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | May 11, 2016 | Austin Bay
    The emerging policy shaping the Obama Administration's slow war against ISIS stirs very bad memories for the U.S. military -- Vietnam memories. That policy is "gradual escalation." The Obama Administration does not use the term, but that is what we witness. Gradual escalation proved to be the strategic curse of the Johnson Administration, an error in judgment that, at the time in late 1964, looked so reasonable -- and convenient -- to President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He envisioned leaving America with a transformative legacy, a victory in The War on Poverty. I don't expect the White House press corps to...
  • Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS

    05/04/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 5:50 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn’t have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Washington as the president is deploying more special operations forces to the region — and a day after a Navy SEAL was killed in combat in Iraq, the third since a U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014. …
  • Obama: No President Has ‘Taken More Terrorists Off the Field Than Me’

    04/11/2016 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 11:37 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” President Barack Obama defended his response to terrorist attacks, saying, no one has “taken more terrorists off the field” than he has in his two terms in the White House. “I would say this — there isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me, over the last seven-and-a-half years. I’m the guy who calls the families, or meets with them, or hugs them, or tries to comfort a mom, or a dad, or a husband, or a kid, after a terrorist attack. So, let’s be very clear about how...
  • US at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians, Destruction of 13,000 Churches

    03/28/2016 7:09:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 28, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians and Destruction of 13,000 Churches in Nigeria Par for the course of the Obama administration. March 28, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim    Originally published by the Gatestone InstituteRaymond Ibrahim is a  Shillman Fellow at the Freedom Center Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has killed more people in the name of jihad than the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the findings of a new report. Since 2000, when twelve Northern Nigerian states began implementing or more fully enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, "between 9,000 to 11,500 Christians" have been killed. This...
  • Obama offers prayers to Belgium, saying ‘America has their back’

    03/26/2016 5:51:18 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 62 replies
    PBS ^ | 3/26/16 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is offering his prayers for the families of the two Americans killed in the bombings in Brussels and telling Belgians that “America has their back” in the fight against terrorism. RELATED CONTENT At least 2 Americans perished in Brussels attacks Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is renewing his vow to continue the campaign against the Islamic State, which took credit for the attacks. He says U.S. officials are working with allies to root out the group’s operations in Europe. Obama says U.S....
  • A Top ISIS Leader Killed in Airstrike, Pentagon Says

    03/25/2016 8:05:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-25-2016 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The United States killed a top Islamic State commander in Syria who was believed to be in line to lead the terrorist group, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Friday. The killing of a top commander, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, who is also known by other names, comes as the United States is having increased success targeting the Islamic State’s leadership. Last week, Defense Department officials concluded that American strikes had killed the group’s minister of war, Omar al-Shishani. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Mr. Carter said at a news conference, using an acronym for the...
  • Obama’s Disastrous Betrayal of the Syrian Rebels

    02/07/2016 1:05:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 5, 2016 | Emily Hokayem
    What a difference a year makes in Syria. And the introduction of massive Russian airpower. Last February, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Shiite auxiliaries mounted a large-scale attempt to encircle Aleppo, the northern city divided between regime and rebels since 2012 and battered by the dictator’s barrel bombs. Islamist and non-Islamist mainstream rebels — to the surprise of those who have derided their performance, let alone their existence — repelled the offensive at the time. What followed was a string of rebel advances across the country, which weakened Assad so much that they triggered Moscow’s direct intervention in September,...
  • Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal

    Senior Obama administration officials are expressing concern that congressional attempts to tighten laws preventing terrorists from entering the United States could violate the Iran nuclear agreement and prompt Tehran to walk away from the agreement. Congress is considering measures that would tighten the Visa Waiver Program to make it harder for potential terrorists to legally enter the United States by increasing restrictions on individuals who have travelled to countries with prominent terrorist organizations from bypassing security checks upon entering the United States.
  • Obama: Hey, Sorry I've Been Completely Out of Touch on This Terrorism Thing

    12/21/2015 12:39:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week The New York Times caused controversy after deleting an entire section out of a story revealing President Obama wasn't aware of the growing terrorism concern in America because he wasn't watching enough cable television. "In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments." Obama needs more cable news in his media diet? Revealing comment in a private meeting with newspaper columnists...— Brian Stelter...
  • Obama cites not watching cable news for failure to recognize terrorism fears

    12/19/2015 12:47:54 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    In an off-the-record meeting with journalists on Tuesday, Obama said that he did not watch enough cable news to fully recognize the extent of people's fears, sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNN. That characterization of Obama's remarks was included in a New York Times article, but later removed while the article was being edited for the print edition. The president's claim has drawn fierce criticism from conservatives, who see it as evidence that Obama is out of touch with national sentiment about the threat of terrorism. "An American president needs to consume more panel debates to properly assess...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama Falls to 43% as Terror New #1 Issue

    12/15/2015 11:00:45 AM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reveals that following the San Bernardino terrorist attack, 70 percent of Americans now believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction and only 43 percent approve of Barack Obama’s job performance as president. About 71 percent of Americans say that the “shootings and random acts of violence that took place this year in Charleston, S.C., Oregon , Colorado, and the terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, California — are now are now a permanent part of American life.” Domestic terrorism and national security have more than doubled this year and now are the...
  • Why Does Obama Call ISIS 'ISIL'? The distinction is worth more than just one letter.

    12/10/2015 7:34:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2015 | Amil Imani
    Many who closely follow the dueling Islamic terror narratives emanating from the White House are mystified by Mr. Obama's inability (or deliberate unwillingness) to utter the phrase "Islamic terrorists." Many are curious, too, about why he refuses to call ISIS "ISIS," steadfastly insisting instead that everybody in his administration call the terror group "ISIL." What's the difference, and why is it important? The agendas behind each diverge widely. In fact, the variance between the two is elephantine in scale. ISIS stands for the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria," a terror group controlling a large swath of both Iraq and...
  • Ralph Peters Calls Obama a ‘Total Pu**y’ on Live Television

    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters called President Obama "a total pu**y" during a live interview Monday for what he views as his impotent response to the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism. Peters, a Fox News military analyst, appeared on Stuart Varney's Fox Business program to respond to Obama's Sunday night Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism, a speech that was widely panned. Peters, a fierce critic of Obama's national security policies, was visibly angry as he blasted the speech. Peters said he was taken aback by Obama's continued references to Americans not giving into their fears....
  • Worst Act of Terrorism since Sept. 11 – WHERE’S THE PRESIDENT

    12/04/2015 6:18:58 PM PST · by delacoert · 57 replies
    December, 4, 2015 | delacoert
    Last Thursday I heard Attorney General Loretta Lynch say regarding the San Bernardino assault, "Violence like this has no place in this country. This is not what we stand for, this is not what we do." These words so trivialized concern about terrorism they made me sick. Actually, considering the magnitude of what had happened, her words struck me as lacking human compassion - almost as if she were not even paying attention. Since then, despite the growing awareness of the significance of this terrorist attack in the United States the President has been conspicuously aloof. The terrorist attack in...