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  • Sowell: Who Lost Iraq?

    06/08/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Creator Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate to ask if a different American policy toward China could have led to a different outcome. In more recent years, however, Iraq was in fact ours to lose, after U.S. troops vanquished Saddam Hussein's army and took over the country. Today, we seem to be in the process of losing Iraq, if...
  • Obama's Strategy for ISIL: Multisectarianism

    04/02/2015 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Obama administration's plan for thwarting the Islamic State, which it carefully calls ISIL, is to encourage multisectarianism in Iraq. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter explained the administration's vision when he testified last month before the Senate Armed Services Committee. "What happened last year was an unwillingness of the Iraqi security forces to fight, using the equipment and training that the United States had given them," Carter told the committee. "And the reason for that was a political failure on the part of their government to keep the promise that had been made to the country to keep it a multisectarian...
  • US removes remaining personnel from Yemen

    03/22/2015 7:53:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2015 | (With AP)
    The U.S. has removed all remaining personnel from Yemen as Shiite rebels controlling the country’s capital called for others to join its battle against government forces. The State Department said in a statement it is removing personnel due to the “deteriorating security situation” in the country. The State Department also said it will continue to engage the Yemeni people and international community to support the country’s political transition. […] The U.N. Security Council has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Yemen as well. The closed-door meeting is expected to take place Sunday. …
  • Sisi Crushes Jihadists While Obama Coddles Them

    03/10/2015 7:13:35 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-03-10 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "President Sisi’s regime is illiberal, violent and generally antithetical to Western values. Nevertheless, when it comes to fighting jihadism, President Sisi looks like a paragon of moral clarity compared with the putative leader of the free world, Barack Obama. There are few sadder commentaries on the current state of American leadership than this."
  • How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise

    03/06/2015 9:40:04 AM PST · by garjog · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2015 | By STEPHEN F. HAYES And THOMAS JOSCELYN
    At precisely the time Mr. Obama was campaigning on the imminent death of al Qaeda, those with access to the bin Laden documents were seeing, in bin Laden’s own words, that the opposite was true. Says Lt. Gen. Flynn: “By that time, they probably had grown by about—I’d say close to doubling by that time. And we knew that.” This wasn’t what the Obama White House wanted to hear. So the administration cut off DIA access to the documents and instructed DIA officials to stop producing analyses based on them. Even this limited glimpse into the broader set of documents...
  • Marie Harf: We Can't Win War on ISIS by Killing Them, We Have to Find Them Jobs

    02/17/2015 2:42:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there's more outrageous, just embarrassing stuff out there. I can't really believe it. I feel like I'm still watching the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show with this next one. Have you heard about Marie Harf at the State Department and what she said? She was on MSNBC last night, and we have a ban on all audio from MSNBC. She was on with Chris Matthews. Even Matthews... He was doing everything he could to agree with her and support her, but even he thought he was listening to a lunatic. Marie Harf said, "We cannot win the...
  • What Is Obama's ISIS Strategy?

    02/17/2015 4:31:53 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 17, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Charles Martel and the Holy Roman Empire kept the Muslims out of Europe on two separate occasions. Today Europe has all but abandoned its Christian past and has allowed Muslims to come unfettered into their countries. ISIS is busy chopping the heads off of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, putting that group on the doorstep of Europe. Meanwhile in Europe has been subjected to one Muslim terrorist attack after another. European Jews don’t have socialists with Hitler sympathies to fear, they have Muslims to fear. A synagogue in Denmark was attacked over the weekend leaving one dead. In the Paris...
  • Did the White House Know Where ISIS Hostages Were Being Held for Months?

    02/12/2015 1:35:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Fox News' Chief Intelligence Correspondent Fox News, Catherine Herridge, reported earlier in the week that Obama administration officials were in possession of "very specific intelligence" pertaining to the precise location where ISIS terrorists were holding a group of Western hostages, including since-murdered Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller. Herridge's sources said the eventual rescue mission was launched seven weeks after the hostages' location was identified, significantly longer than the 30-day delay reported last summer by Tony Harnden. The intelligence gathered had reportedly nailed down the exact building where the kidnapped parties were being held: By the spring of 2014, the...
  • John Kerry: U.S. 'On The Road' To Defeating ISIL [Why So Long: This Was A JV Team?]

    02/08/2015 10:04:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | February 07, 2015 | ONATHAN TOPAZ
    John Kerry: U.S. 'On The Road' To Defeating ISIL By JONATHAN TOPAZ 2/8/15 Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the administration’s progress in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, saying the U.S. is “on the road” to defeating the terrorist group. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Kerry urged patience in what he called a long-term mission. Story Continued Below Asked by host Chuck Todd whether the U.S.-led coalition is winning in its goal of degrading and destroying ISIL, Kerry said: “I believe we are on the road to, yes....
  • Why Obama’s careless toward Islamic terror - he’s sympathetic

    02/08/2015 10:18:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    President Obama purposefully sidesteps calling Islamic terrorism by name in order to coddle Muslims Standing before a National Prayer Breakfast gathering, President Obama traveled the pitted road of selective memory in his address, choosing to focus on 1000-year-old misdeeds committed under the authority of the Holy Roman Church, a political entity. Unable to bring himself to identify the current perpetrators of horrific atrocities inflicted on anyone who crosses their path, Obama doesn’t just condone the ISIS actions, but by refusing to speak about their religious affiliation, admits his sympathies for the Islamist murderers. Without hesitation, the president readily accuses Christians...
  • Obama Releases Convicted Terrorist al-Marri

    01/21/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nationalreview ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Long War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison – not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction. Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a “sleeper” in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities – against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets. The Justice Department quietly sprung him on Friday so he could return to his native Qatar, a country the...
  • Obama touts Yemen as success story…4 months later government overrun by terrorists

    01/20/2015 11:49:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 1-20-2015 | Right Scoop
    Just for a little background watch this from the end of September: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTHKGXpKQvA Fast forward to today: "CNN – Yemen’s presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shiite Houthi rebels, the country’s Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes. Sakkaf said the Prime Minister’s residence was also under attack from the street. She called the situation “the completion of a coup,” adding that “the President has no control.”" What a success story! Obama really knows how to pick’em.
  • Obama releases five 'violent extremists' from Gitmo: Four to Oman, One to Estonia

    01/15/2015 7:13:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The army of Allah received some reinforcements last night, as President Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay terrorist detention center moved forward. Five Yemeni “detainees” captured in Pakistan were released, leaving 122 left in the Cuba camp. Four will go to Oman, and one will shiver in Estonia until the spring comes. Both nations are welcoming their first Gitmo alumni. Felicia Schwartz of the WSJ reports: "The Pentagon said detainee Akhmed Abdul Qadir was transferred to Estonia, while four others were transferred to Oman. They included Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd al-Rahman Abdullah...
  • Obama’s gift for Israel and Mid East: Funding for a new Iraqi army dominated by Iran’s Rev Guards

    01/02/2015 7:42:24 AM PST · by standingfirm · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 1/1/15 | DEBKAfile Report
    President Barack Obama’s New Year gift to Israel and the Middle East is a multibillion fund for establishing an Iraqi army as a division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Wednesday, the last day of 2014, two defense ministers, Iran’s Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqani and Iraq’s Khallid al-Obeidi, signed a pact whereby Iran i.e. the Revolutionary Guards, will “continue to train new Iraqi military units" for replacing the army that crumbled under the onslaught launched by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant since last June. “We do not see any other option than cooperation and being on the same...
  • Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al Qaeda

    12/31/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | STAFF, Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) — Five men who were held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced. The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands. The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.
  • The CIA Reportedly Lied About How We Got Bin Laden [Enhanced Interrogation Didn't Do It]

    12/10/2014 8:27:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ken Dilanian
    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes. Then-CIA Director Leon Panetta repeated that assertion in public, and it found its way into a critically acclaimed movie about the operation, "Zero Dark Thirty," which depicts a detainee offering up the identity of bin Laden's courier, Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti, after being tortured at a secret CIA interrogation site. As it turned out, bin Laden was living in al-Kuwaiti's walled family compound,...
  • Yes, torture can be justified. Here’s why

    12/10/2014 9:11:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 12/10/2014 | Bruce Anderson
    <p>Torture is repulsive. Even on the scaffold or in front of a firing squad, a man can meet death with dignity. The torturer sets out to strip his victim of dignity, to break him, to violate not only his body but also his soul. In England, torture was outlawed in 1660, and for most of the past 350 years, that seemed to be a final verdict. Torture had been a barbarous relic of the dark ages. Anyone who suggested that it might still have a role would have been laughed to scorn; no doubt he would also have been in favour of burning witches.</p>
  • DID OBAMA ORDER US NAVY SEALS IN FAILED YEMEN AL-QAIDA RAID TO DEMAND THEIR SURRENDER FIRST

    12/07/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 69 replies
    Tunda Tabloids ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tunda Tabloids
    Unbelievable if true. He has ordered the FBI to read Islamo-terrorists ‘Miranda rights’ reserved for US citizens, so it’s reasonable to conclude that he ordered his Navy Seal commandos to seek al-Qaida’s surrender first before opening fire. If that’s the case, then he made it that much more difficult for these Seals to carry out their mission.
  • Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader

    11/07/2014 4:47:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Major Garrett
    By/Major Garrett/CBS News/November 6, 2014, 9:23 PM Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials confirm President Obama sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in mid-October, as first reported in the Wall Street Journal. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither confirm nor deny the letter's existence. "I'm not in a position to discuss private correspondence between the president and any world leader," Earnest said Thursday. When asked about secret negotiations with Khamenei, Iran's top political and religious leader, Earnest said the White House "also" conducts private briefings with key members of Congress...
  • Will Baghdad follow the fall of Saigon?

    11/04/2014 5:47:38 AM PST · by luke1825 · 19 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/3/2104 | peter lucas
    Barack Obama should listen to Peter Arnett. Arnett is the well-known war correspondent who not only covered the long war in Vietnam for the Associated Press, for which he won the Pulitzer, but who covered the shameful evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in April 1975. Most recently, he was embedded in Baghdad, reporting from the front. The year 1975 was when the United States abandoned the people of South Vietnam to their fate as soldiers of the Communist North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong descended upon the city. They did so after the South Vietnamese Army, our...
  • When Egypt Has More Guts Than America

    10/30/2014 8:14:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Karin McQuillan
    Egypt responded strongly to a Hamas jihadi terror attack that killed 30 Egyptians soldiers, with helicopter strikes, a curfew of 100,000 people, and the announcement they are going build a security wall.  to control the border with Gaza.  Unlike President Obama, Egyptian President Al-Sisi has no trouble identifying the enemy and didn’t feel the need to assure people that Islamic terrorists are lone wolves, representing nothing and no one.  Instead he asserted the attack was supported by foreign forces.  He vowed to protect the lives of Egyptian military at home and to pursue an “extensive war” against the jihadists,...
  • Let Erik Prince and Blackwater Take on ISIS – To Kill Them, Not “Degrade” Them

    10/29/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Like many liberal criticisms of market-based solutions to public policy problems, the idea of privatized armies is likely to conjure images of rogue mercenaries advertising in the back of Soldier of Fortune magazine. However, many of today’s paid civilian soldiers are highly skilled and professional former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Marines. They often are employed by private contractors because of their effectiveness as support staff, training instructors, security personnel, and occasionally as combat-ready operators. They are trained and ready to kill the enemy, not “degrade” him. Such contractors have been instrumental in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; filling...
  • Carter criticizes Obama on ISIS: 'We waited too long'

    10/08/2014 1:51:49 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/8/14 | Ashley Killough
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy. "First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria," Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project. "Then when [ISIS] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn't object to their being there and about a third of the territory in...
  • Victory is not an option in Obama's war strategy

    10/07/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 2 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/6 | peter lucas
    It is not President Barack Obama's fault that the media, and hence the public, did not understand what he meant when he said he had "decimated" the core leadership of al-Qaida. That misunderstanding grew when it was revealed that the Osama bin Laden-less leadership of al-Qaida was still alive and had moved into Syria, morphing into what is now known as the Khorasan Group within ISIS -- the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria
  • Unamed Pentagon Official: The President is lying to America

    10/01/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-1-14 | "Joseph Miller"
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh...
  • 'The War' on ISIS: The Case for Skepticism II

    09/30/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Recently, I cautioned my fellow Americans against falling for the notion that the so-called “Islamic State” is among the gravest threats, or any considerable threat, to the United States. I noted that if the hyperbolic cries of politicians and their media propagandists in both parties so much as remotely resembled reality, then we’d have long ago witnessed at least two phenomena that, as of the present moment, remain conspicuously, indeed, painfully, absent from the current discourse. First, at long last, we would have jettisoned the Politically Correct labels—“Islamo-Fascism,” “Islamo-Nazism,” “Islamism,” “radical Islam,” “Islamic extremism,” etc.—that we invariably assign to Islamic...
  • Where’s the Outrage? US Airstrikes on ISIS Have Had “Very Little Impact”

    09/29/2014 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This morning on CBS This Morning. Holly Williams is the foreign correspondent for CBS News, and she was reporting about the war against ISIS in Syria and the impact of US air strikes there. WILLIAMS: The fighters in Mahmoodin village told us that the US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria have so far had very little impact on the ground. Like many people, in this part of the world, they would like to see more of them. RUSH: What? What? What? Whoa, whoa! Wait, wait, wait. That's not right. Last week John Kerry said that they...
  • US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    09/22/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 213 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 22, 2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    merican airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will...
  • Blackwater Founder Wants to Fight Ebola, ISIS, and for the GOP to ‘Get Off Their Ass’

    09/20/2014 6:33:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    THE DAILY BEAST ^ | 9/19/2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    Erik Prince says his old private army could have dealt with the Islamic State militants on their own—and that Republicans need to start fighting ‘like we pay them to.’ Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone. On Friday night, the controversial founder of the private military company had plenty to say about what the organization he once ran could be doing in the fight against the so-called Islamic State—and also why Republicans need to stop being such losers. “It’s a shame the [Obama] administration crushed my old business, because as a private organization, we could’ve...
  • U.S. troops in Iraq to rise to 1,600

    09/16/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/16/14 | Stephen Dinan
    There will be 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq by the time President Obama’s current plans are fully in place — but none of those are considered combat troops, which means the U.S. is not officially reengaged in the war there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Tuesday.
  • 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...
  • Breaking: TURKEY REFUSES OBAMA REQUEST to Use Its Airbases to Fight ISIS

    09/11/2014 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 213 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Barack Obama stated, “Turkey needs to be involved in coalition against ISIS.” On Thursday Turkey said it will not allow the US to use its airbases to fight ISIS.
  • The NY Times jumps the Obama shark

    09/11/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-14 | DrJohn
    On this somber anniversary the NY Times has the entire above the fold section of the front page devoted to Barack Obama. Among them is the expected sycophantic plug from Gail Collins: "A Man with a Plan" But then we come to a article that purports to be serious but either was written by a 12 year old or someone for whom history began on January 21, 2009- Mark Landler. He opens: President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Biden: We'll Follow IS to the Gates of Hell

    09/04/2014 3:21:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to the Islamic State group, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions. "They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border, according to CNN. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside." Biden opened his remarks in memory of Steven Sotloff, the journalist who was beheaded...
  • Obama: We Will Shrink ISIS Into a "Manageable Problem"

    09/03/2014 6:52:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking during a press conference from Eastern Europe early Wednesday morning, President Obama said justice will be served for the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff yesterday and that ISIS must be "destroyed." However, shortly after those remarks, Obama said he is working with coalition forces to turn ISIS into a "manageable problem." "We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL's sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem," Obama said. "Our objective is clear, and that is to degrade...
  • Obama and the 9/11 murderers [Never Forget BO's reaction to terror]

    09/03/2014 7:15:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 9/10/09 | Bill S
    .....On September 19, 2001, a story ran in the Hyde Park Herald containing then-State-Senator Barack Obama’s response to the 9/11 tragedy. In this piece (quoted in this article from the New Yorker, under the heading “The Speech”), Obama expresses empathy for the murderers! Not anger, not disdain, not a word of sympathy for the victims. His concern was for the murderers..... Quoting Obama in the Hyde Park Herald: "We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of...
  • Obama Called ISIS “JVs” Even While Intel Briefings Told Him They Were a Serious Threat

    09/03/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama called ISIS a JV team, they had taken Fallujah. US intel knew their capabilities, even though Obama Inc. has insisted on blaming bad intel for his dismissive comments.But the intel wasn’t bad. The intel is rarely that bad. It’s the leadership that’s bad. A former Pentagon official confirms to Fox News that detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of ISIS was included in the PDB, or the President’s Daily Brief, for at least a year before the group took large swaths of territory beginning in June.The official, who asked not to be identified because the PDB is...
  • Fox News: Obama was briefed for more than a year on ISIS as serious threat

    09/02/2014 9:32:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>A former Pentagon official confirms to Fox News that detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of ISIS was included in the PDB, or the President’s Daily Brief, for at least a year before the group took large swaths of territory beginning in June.</p>
  • Obama accused of diminishing U.S. standing in fight against terrorism

    08/31/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    President Obama found himself under fire Sunday for his cautious approach to beating back the Islamic State's march through Iraq and Syria and stamping out other diplomatic fires around the globe, with a top House Republican suggesting his foreign policy was in free fall and that Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a leader in the fight against bad actors. Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the administration is sitting on its hands while radical Islamist fighters grow in influence, recruit from abroad and seize more territory in...
  • Do You Want to Know Why There’s No ISIS Strategy?

    08/30/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The White House Dossier ^ | 8-30-14 | Keith Koffler
    If you want to get some idea about why President Obama has not formulated a strategy for defeating ISIS, take a look at . . . Thursday. Yes, Thursday. On Wednesday night, reporters were given Obama’s Thursday schedule. It did not mention a meeting between Obama and his national security advisors. Just before 10:00 am, we received word that he would convene a meeting with the National Security Council at 4:00 pm sharp. It sounded portentous. Such meetings aren’t normally scheduled so hastily or announced to reporters. Then, at about 1:45 pm, 45 minutes after the daily briefing was supposed...
  • CIA expert: Obama switched sides in war on terror

    08/29/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Garth Kant
    It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. A former CIA agent bluntly told WND, America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have confided to WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record. She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates. Why the switch? Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab...
  • 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...
  • Flashback: What’s Happened Since President Obama Released the Head of ISIS 5 Years Ago

    08/24/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jennifer Van Laar
    In June, we learned that the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, had been in US custody but was released in 2009 when President Obama closed down Camp Bucca in preparation for the US withdrawal of troops (yes, the withdrawal he repeatedly denies having anything to do with) from Iraq. ... Abu Duaa was connected to the intimidation, torture and murder of local civilians in Qaim,’ according to a 2005 U.S. intelligence report. He would kidnap individuals or entire families, accuse them, pronounce sentence and then publicly execute them ... ISIS’ acts of unmatched evil include burying women and...
  • White House 'Ready to Take Action' Against IS in Syria

    08/24/2014 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/14
    The White House said over the weekend it was ready to "take action" against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of U.S. military strikes against the Islamic State (IS, formerly called ISIS) in Syria, AFP reports. The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of IS and said operations against it in Syria may be needed, after weeks of air strikes have slowed the advance of the Sunni group in Iraq. The White House also said late Friday that air strikes in Syria may be necessary, as deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes agreed that "any strategy to...
  • Obama Fails To Rescue A Hostage But Does Get In 18 Holes

    08/23/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Obama Administration reveled this week that Delta Force commandos attempted to rescue Americans held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State. Under orders from Obama and based on what they were told was the latest Intelligence, the team raided an oil refinery in northern Syria. The commandos fought their way to the location where intelligence sources believed the Americans to be located. By the time they got there the hostages had been moved and the mission was a bust. Administration official(s) revealed the nature of the mission during a conference call with reporters. (1) They spoke on condition of...
  • 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...
  • Poll: Majority of voters approve of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

    08/14/2014 7:53:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | By Sean Sullivan
    A clear majority of voters say they approve of the United States' recently launched airstrikes in Iraq, a Fox News poll released Wednesday shows. But the survey shows President Obama gets low marks overall for his handling of Iraq. Fully 65 percent of Americans say they approve of the airstrikes. Just 23 percent disapprove. The poll of registered voters was conducted from Sunday to Tuesday. U.S. warplanes struck Sunni extremist militants last Friday. Obama said the airstrikes were conducted to "prevent terrorist forces from advancing on the city of Irbil."