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  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    07/27/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 117 replies
    JTA ^ | July 27, 2014
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes. The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call between the two leaders referred to cease-fire talks led in recent days by Secretary of State John Kerry which culminated in a proposal rejected unanimously on Friday by Israel’s security Cabinet. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the president made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that ends hostilities now and...
  • Obama at Iftar: ‘We Welcome That Debate’ on ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Images from Gaza, Israel

    07/14/2014 8:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/14/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama told guests at the White House’s annual Iftar dinner tonight that “further escalation” in the Middle East “benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people.” Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored “the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths.” “For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family...
  • Report: Bergdahl Hometown Cancels Celebration

    06/04/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 04, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Reuters reporter Mark Felsenthal reports that Sgt. Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho is cancelling its planned celebration. "Bergdahl's home town in Idaho has canceled plans for a celebration, city administrator says," reports Felsenthal on Twitter.
  • Afghans say Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle

    06/01/2014 4:34:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jun 2014 | Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi
    KABUL (Reuters) - The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a U.S. soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave. The men had been held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002 and were classed by the Pentagon as "high-risk" and "likely to pose a threat". Two are also implicated in the murder of thousands of minority Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military. They were released in a swap with...
  • US embassy in London unveils huge tapestry of Obama, gushes over his 'warm smile'

    12/16/2013 7:38:44 AM PST · by Gritty · 73 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/16/2013 | Twitchy Staff
    The newly installed tapestry of President Obama casts a warm smile over guests at an event @USAinUK last night.
  • US Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate and Weak'

    12/01/2013 1:01:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 128 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu's remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.” .....
  • Obama Laughs Off Negative Poll Numbers to Barbara Walters: ‘Nowhere to Go But Up’ (Video)

    11/30/2013 7:03:24 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 29th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Barbara Walters for a wide-ranging interview that aired Friday night, and the first issue Walters brought up was the president’s record low approval numbers. But Obama just shrugged them aside as the hazards of the job, joking, “The good thing about when you’re down is that usually, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.” Walters brought up Obama getting booed at a basketball game. The First Lady said, “It’s part of the job,” and said she’s gotten booed as well, though Walters did point out her numbers have always been...
  • Obama announces "Peace" talks with Taliban Savages

    06/18/2013 10:00:27 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 18, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Photo: Lance Cpl Greg Buckley, murdered by our Afghan "allies" The Obama Administration announced that it will meet with the Taliban in Doha for “peace talks.” The Taliban continue to orchestrate insider attacks, killing our soldiers. They continue to poison girls’ schools across Afghanistan, kidnap Red Cross workers, enforce the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth (the Sharia), and call for the defeat of American and coalition forces. These jihadists behead Afghan children, slaughter Afghans who dare to attend a party where dancing takes place, and mean to run Mullah Omar for President, despite the...
  • Obama’s SEAL Team 6 Coverup

    05/30/2013 8:16:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Western Center For Journalism ^ | 5/30/2013 | Kris Zane
    On August 6, 2011, a military helicopter— Extortion 17— carrying thirty-eight men (including twenty-five of the elite SEAL Team 6, five National Guard and Army Reserve, and eight Afghan commandos) was shot down over Taliban-controlled territory in eastern Afghanistan. They had been on a top secret mission to take out a high-value target. It was the worst loss of life in a single day since the war in Afghanistan began. Per a 1250-page military report, it was simply the result of a “lucky shot” by Taliban soldiers perched on top of a building. Per families of those killed and military...
  • Can a President Who Has Promised to Stand with the Muslims Protect Americans ?

    04/23/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 23,2013 | Lauri B. Regan
    In Obama's Audacity of Hope, he insinuated that he would stand with Muslim Americans should the political winds shift in any ugly direction." He also asserted in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars, "We can absorb [another] terrorist attack." These are two straightforward statements that raise the question of whether a man who has been seemingly obsessed with reaching out to "the Muslim world" since taking office is capable of fulfilling his duty as commander-in-chief to keep America safe and secure.
  • Twitter Explodes - Criticism of Obama After He Called Four Dead Americans in Benghazi ‘Not Optimal'

    10/18/2012 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/18/12 | Jason Howerton
    Almost immediately after pool reports indicated that President Barack Obama called the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi “not optimal” during the taping of “The Daily Show,” social media exploded with outrage over the president’s remarks. The backlash was almost instantaneous — and it was brutal. The clumsy phrase from Obama gave birth to the #NotOptimal hashtag on Twitter, which was trending nationwide as of 7:30 p.m. ET.
  • Obama: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"

    03/03/2012 4:43:07 PM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Video trailer ^ | 03/03/2012 | self
    Drudge has a link to an article titled "NEW FILM BLASTS OBAMA'S RECORD ON ISRAEL..." posted at Foreign Policy Magazine. That article links to the trailer of this video: Daylight: The Story of Obama and IsraelFast Forward to the 0:57 mark and listen as Obama states: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"
  • View From Southeast New Mexico: ‘He’s Really a Communist, Honey’ (Ref: "Dear Leader")

    10/13/2012 6:23:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Leslie Linthicum
    MAYHILL, MELROSE AND POINTS IN BETWEEN — I headed east from Alamogordo with the loose plan of stopping in very small towns — even rural spots between towns — and asking southeastern New Mexico voters a simple question: “What’s on your mind?” My hunch was that people outside the Albuquerque area or some of our smaller cities would have different concerns than urbanites. And I knew southeastern New Mexico was one of the state’s more conservative corners. ... Tom Benedict , a retired rancher in Dexter, had socialism on his mind when I approached him to chat. He is worried...
  • Obama campaign scours mosques for votes in Va.

    10/12/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Byron Tau
    The Obama campaign is hosting an outreach event for Virginia-area Muslim Americans on Sunday, according to an invitation obtained by Politico. Brian Moran, the chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, will represent the Obama campaign as a surrogate at an event in Sterling, Va. at a local community center. It's one of the first real outreach events this cycle by the Obama campaign to a community that is largely overlooked — and sometimes demonized — by both sides of the aisle.
  • Obama's ring: 'There is no god but Allah'

    10/09/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT · by hope · 70 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/9/12 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – As a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obama’s practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues. Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992. Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is...
  • Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

    10/02/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    westernjournalism.com/ ^ | 26SEP12 | By Doug Book
    A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in 2003, the Washington-based NIAC is a powerful lobbying group that is “…widely considered the de facto lobby for...
  • Obama’s Tragic Pander: ‘The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam’

    09/25/2012 5:23:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/25/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Addressing the representatives of the United Nations General Assembly in a time of global crisis, President Barack Obama opted to legitimize the growing chorus of critics who condemn America’s provocative right of free speech. The president’s address to the world was anything but a full-throated defense of American values. It was, instead, an abundantly disappointing abdication of his responsibility to defend the cherished freedoms of the nation he leads. Speaking to the assembled delegates of the nations of the world, Obama addressed the crisis in the Middle East – one ongoing since the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed...
  • President Obama: The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam

    09/25/2012 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning and claimed the future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt, those who bully women, the corrupt few who steal a country's resources, and those who slander the prophet of Islam. Transcript: The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those...
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract

    09/14/2012 1:51:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    The State Department is denying charges it held up a security contract to protect the U.S. Ambassador in volatile post-conflict Libya. On an appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight , former Romney and United Nations spokesperson Ric Grenell said he’d been told by State Department officials that Academi “was set to go in and provide security for the Ambassador in Libya.” “They have been waiting,” Grenell said. “They've done some preliminary evaluations, but for two months, they have been waiting while the State Department decides to get the paperwork right." A second source with ties to Foggy Bottom confirmed...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • U.S. Is Preparing for a Long Siege of Arab Unrest

    09/15/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — After days of anti-American violence across the Muslim world, the White House is girding itself for an extended period of turmoil that will test the security of American diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world.Although the tumult subsided Saturday, senior administration officials said they had concluded that the sometimes violent protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis with unpredictable diplomatic and political consequences. While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, Mr. Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities...
  • 'Innocence of Muslims' Shot on Hollywood-Built Set - production worker talking to FBI

    09/14/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 14, 2012 | Paul Bond
    The Innocence of Muslims, a movie that has enraged radical Islamists who have rioted and committed murders in the Middle East this week, was partially shot on a set that Paramount's TV unit helped to build for its TV show JAG, and a man with five decades of movie and television experience is helping the FBI figure out who is behind the controversial film. Portions of the infamous, micro-budget movie were filmed in Saugus, about 30 miles north of Hollywood, on a portion of Blue Cloud Film Ranch called “Baghdad Square,” which is often used for TV and film productions...
  • Libya Rescue Squad Ambushed; Two Americans Killed

    09/14/2012 12:00:48 AM PDT · by GVnana · 51 replies
    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters. Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed....
  • Iftar dinner at The White House, 10 August 2012

    08/14/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Israel Survival Updates ^ | 8-10-12 | Kenny Solomon
    Background – (Left) Huma Abedin-Weiner (she has buttons on her sleeve) enjoying the company of Muslim Brotherhood member and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) president, Mohamed Magid Please pay attention. This matters. Obama-san he hostee Iftar din-din at La Casa Blanca. . United States Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton’s gatekeeper, typical Muslim Huma Abedin (wife of Jewish leftist p.o.s. Anthony Weiner) enjoyed the evening’s festivities with typical Muslim Brotherhood member and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) president, Mohamed Magid . And of course, The Associated Press makes it sound ‘normal’, since Bubba and Teh Eeeevil Booooooooooosh hosted...
  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a "patriot" (Huma Abedin)

    08/10/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot" after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country...
  • Obama’s pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood is certain to bring us trouble in the future

    04/28/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    In his first foreign policy speech in Egypt, President Barack Obama reached out to the Islamic community. Obama did not invite President Mubarak to attend the speech. His special guests were the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Earlier this month political leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were invited to the White House to meet with officials from the National Security Council. The Brotherhood is on a good-will tour of the United States to gain creditability as a legitimate organization. The main purpose of the Brotherhood’s visit to the United States was to soften its image as a radical Islamist movement...
  • Israel, Get Ready For More Obama Leaks

    04/05/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 4, 2012 | John Bolton
    The Obama administration appears to be conducting an organized campaign of public pressure to stop Israel from attacking Iran's well-developed nuclear-weapons program. So intense is this effort, and so determined is President Obama to succeed, that administration officials are now leaking highly sensitive information about Israel's intentions and capabilities into the news media. ------ Indeed, the only conclusion to be drawn from Mr. Obama's actions and rhetoric is that he fears an Israeli military strike more than he fears Iran achieving nuclear-weapons capability.
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • Barack Machiavelli

    01/08/2012 6:55:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/8/2012 | Alan Caruba
    The Founding Fathers, authors of the Constitution, were obsessed with any form of government that could become too powerful, too willing to use force to oppress citizens. They had cause. They had fought a long war against the greatest power of their age, ruled by a king with nearly absolute power. They fashioned an instrument designed to ensure that the President could not rule by edict and defused power among three branches of government. We have a President currently running for reelection against Congress, Wall Street, Republicans, and the right of citizens to be free of an overly intrusive government....
  • Obama Adminstration Opposes Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial – It Would “Dilute Message”

    11/05/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    (Visiting DC)The Obama Administration announced its objection to including President Roosevelt’s prayer on the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. The Obama White House said the prayer would dilute the message of the memorial.Todd Starnes reported: Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson’s (R-OH) bill – the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand...
  • Report: Top Muslim adviser blocks Obama meeting with Christian leader

    10/28/2011 11:15:16 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 19 replies
    WND ^ | October 29, 2011
    An influential Muslim adviser to the White House who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in canceling a meeting between President Obama and the leader of the persecuted Maronite church in Lebanon, according to the Beirut news agency el Nashra The Arabic-language report cited an unnamed U.S. source who said Dahlia Mogahed, "the highest adviser on Arab and Islamic Affairs in the State Department," sought to block a White House meeting with Patriarch Beshara Rahi, according to a translation by blogger El Cid at BigPeace.com. The report said the move heeded a request by top leadership of the...
  • Qaddafi's Death Leaves Me Cold: Why?

    10/21/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    Timing is everything. Qaddafi was not killed in retaliation for his attacks on American servicemen in Berlin in 1986, or the downing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1989. He was not killed for his central role in the USSR's terror networks going back to the 1960s and 1970s. He was killed after coming over to our side of George Bush's "war on terror" in the final phase of a civil war in Libya in which his regime fought al Qaeda affiliates. Horrific as it sounds, Qaddafi was killed because we and our NATO allies joined the other side...
  • President Obama marks Ramadan

    08/08/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by Partysnobz · 78 replies
    cnn ^ | 08/08/2011 | PartySnobz
  • Major Garrett: Obama 'Bordering on Panic,' 'Dangerously Close' to Losing Connection With Americans

    07/07/2011 11:19:20 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 59 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | July 7 | Staff
    ...as it stands right now, Obama’s failing to connect and Garrett cited his so-called Twitter town hall meeting as an attempt almost in desperation to resurrect the messaging success the president in his prior election. “[I]f people aren’t listening to you on that core message, it doesn’t matter what you say anymore,” he said.
  • Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout

    06/21/2011 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | June 21, 2011 | Ewen MacAskill in Washington, Nick Hopkins and Patrick Wintour
    Barack Obama is set to reject the advice of the Pentagon by announcing on Wednesday night the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by November next year, in time for the US presidential election. The move comes despite warnings from his military commanders that recent security gains are fragile. They have been urging him to keep troop numbers high until 2013. The withdrawal has created deep divisions in Washington. The defence secretary, Robert Gates, argued for a modest reduction – at one point as low as 2,000 – citing the advice of US commanders in Afghanistan that they...
  • President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

    06/18/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Lawfare ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jack Goldsmith
    Charlie Savage has the amazing story that President Obama “rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization.” The Acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Caroline Krass, and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh Johnson, advised the President that military activities in Libya constituted “hostilities” under the War Powers Resolution and thus Section 5(b) of the WPR required him to terminate or scale back the mission after May...
  • NATO bombs Tripoli, sending Khadafy into rage

    06/18/2011 12:22:59 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Boston.com ^ | June 18, 2011 | By Adam Schreck and Hadeel Al-Shalchi
    Provoked by renewed daylight NATO bombing of his capital, Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy raged against the alliance yesterday, screaming his message and daring Western forces to keep it up. Khadafy spoke in a telephone call that was piped through loudspeakers to a few thousand people demonstrating in Tripoli’s Green Square at the end of a day when NATO intensified bombing runs across the capital. State television carried the Khadafy message live, then repeated it a few minutes later. “NATO will be defeated,’’ he yelled in a hoarse, agitated voice. “They will pull out in defeat.’’ The sound of automatic weapons...
  • Report: Obama overruled lawyers on Libya air war

    06/17/2011 9:37:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 18 2011 | AP
    President Barack Obama decided he could continue the air war in Libya without congressional approval despite rulings to the contrary from Justice Department and Pentagon lawyers, according to published reports.
  • United States establishes contact with Mullah Omar [Taliban Chief]

    06/14/2011 9:53:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 15, 2011 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: The US has established contacts with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar to negotiate an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. Abdul Haqiq, a former Afghan Taliban spokesman who used the alias Mohammad Hanif, played a key role in helping Washington reach out to Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted a source as saying. Haqiq was arrested by US and Afghan intelligence agents in Afghanistan in June 2007. He was one of the high profile Afghan Taliban spokesmen along with Yousuf Ahmadi, appointed after chief spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi was arrested in...
  • Muslim Outreach 2.0

    05/19/2011 5:26:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    On Thursday, President Obama will "reach out" yet again to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world." Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed, but seriously deficient, 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of Osama bin Laden and the outpouring of support for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa opens a new dawn for Muslims - and even greater opportunities for expanded relations with the United States than he promised two years ago. But will they? The answer would appear...
  • Revealed: Obama Calls CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria for ’Wisdom & Advice’ (Unbelievable!)

    05/13/2011 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/13/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    How would you feel if you knew the president regularly sought the advice of a magazine editor/columnist and TV host? It’s true. According to CNN, Obama has made a habit of seeking “wisdom and advice” from host Fareed Zakaria. In an interview with fellow CNN host Elliot Spitzer, Zakaria admitted Obama and he talk regularly about the Middle East and international policy, a point that Spitzer said makes his heart “warm:”
  • Mosques Flourish in America; Churches Perish in Muslim World .

    03/05/2011 9:22:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/5/2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    As Muslims prepare to erect a mega-mosque near the site of the 9/11 atrocities, it is well to reflect that the sort of tolerance, or indifference, that allows them to do so, is far from reciprocated to churches in the Muslim world. I speak not of Islamist attacks against churches—such as the New Year attack in Egypt that killed 21 Christians; or when jihadists stormed a church in Iraq, butchering over 50 Christians; or Christmas Eve attacks on churches in Nigeria and the Philippines. Nor am I referring to state-sanctioned hostility by avowedly Islamist regimes, such as Iran's recent "round...
  • Barack Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/03/2011 7:42:05 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3 February 2011 | Robert Spencer
    Now that Barack Obama has given a green light to Muslim Brotherhood participation in a new Egyptian government, it is unlikely that the organization will be kept out of power. And since the Brotherhood is the largest and most ideologically committed group in Egyptian politics, most likely it will end up in the driver’s seat in any new regime, and set the nation on course toward becoming an Islamic state. Obama almost certainly knows all this, and yet approved of Brotherhood involvement anyway. A look at some of his appointments, associations and activities shows that this should come as no...
  • Waking Up Tyrants

    02/03/2011 4:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff
    Freedom: Egypt's revolution has rattled dictators everywhere. Some are responding by moving toward reform, others by cracking down. Yes, there's a difference between authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. Judging by the chain reaction of responses from as far away as Belarus, Venezuela and Thailand, it's as if an invisible activating agent detectable only by dictators sounded an alarm. Seems no one wants to be "the next Egypt." But they haven't all acted alike, which calls to mind the distinction made by former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick in a 1978 essay titled "Dictatorship and Double Standards." In the context of the Cold...
  • Obama to Egyptian Army: Remove Mubarak now, start transition

    02/02/2011 7:13:27 PM PST · by Errant · 61 replies
    Debka File ^ | 2 February, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 2, President Barack Obama delivered an ultimatum to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and the army and security chiefs: Mubarak must be removed in the coming hours or else US aid to Egypt will be cut off, debkafile's Washington sources exclusively report. Pressure on the Egyptian armed forces to oust the president forthwith was further applied by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who called Vice President Omar Suleiman, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates who called Egyptian defense minister Mohamed Tantawi, and US armed forces chief Adm. Mike Mullen in a telephone call to the Egyptian chief of staff...
  • Obama: Egyptian protesters 'an inspiration'

    02/01/2011 4:13:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the passion and dignity demonstrated by the people of Egypt has been an inspiration. He says young protesters will reach their destiny. In brief remarks at the White House Tuesday evening, the president said, "We hear your voices."
  • Obama's Risky Path in Egypt

    01/30/2011 3:46:19 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Jan. 30, 2011 | Leslie H. Gelb
    Obama administration officials say they are not taking sides between President Hosni Mubarak, America’s key ally in the Arab world, and the street protesters who purportedly represent a path to democracy in authoritarian Egypt. These officials might even believe what they’re saying. But the very assertion of “not taking sides” is itself a tilt away from the all-out support traditionally given by Washington to this Egyptian strongman in recent decades. The administration’s move is a slide toward the unknown. Senior officials have no idea of exactly who these street protesters are, whether the protesters are simply a mob force incapable...
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opens eyes for first time since Tucson shooting

    01/12/2011 11:16:43 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-12-11 | Anne E. Kornblut
    "At the memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama said that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time after his (Wednesday) visit. It was the first time she had opened her eyes since the shooting that wounded her Saturday outside a Tucson grocery store. "We all started crying," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in a phone interview from Air Force One later Wednesday night. "Other than the birth of my children, it was the most incredible moment I have ever had." Also in the room were Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand...
  • Obama wiil [sic] 'work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea'

    01/01/2011 4:21:10 AM PST · by maggief · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 1, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    EXCERPTS "At the start of 2011, we’re still just emerging from a once-in-a-lifetime recession that’s taken a terrible toll on millions of families," Obama said. "We all have friends and neighbors trying to get their lives back on track." (snip) "In a few days, a new Congress will form, with one house controlled by Democrats, and one house controlled by Republicans – who now have a shared responsibility to move this country forward," Obama said. "And here’s what I want you to know: I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment...