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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Air Force One Aborts Landing, Second Try Successful [En Route To Campaign Stop]

    09/26/2012 9:33:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2012
    Air Force One Aborts Landing, Second Try Successful By CNN September 26, 2012 President Barack Obama exits Air Force One in Ohio Wednesday after an initial landing attempt was aborted. (CNN) -- Air Force One, flying President Barack Obama to a campaign event, aborted an initial landing attempt in Ohio on Wednesday due to weather conditions. The jumbo jet experienced turbulence on approach to Toledo and was within sight of the runway when the pilot pulled the plane up and circled the airport, according to reporters on board. "Air Force One, missed approach," the pilot announced to air traffic controllers,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • President Obama marks Ramadan

    08/08/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by Partysnobz · 78 replies
    cnn ^ | 08/08/2011 | PartySnobz
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama lets his faith show

    12/28/2010 5:09:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies · 7+ views
    Barack Obama lets his faith show By: Carol E. Lee December 28, 2010 04:28 AM EST HONOLULU — President Obama’s trip to church Sunday followed a steady rebirth over the past three months in public expressions of his Christianity. Obama has publicly mentioned his “Christian faith” more times in the past three months than he has over the past year. He has more frequently cited passages of the Bible, including repeated references to the spirit of Genesis 4:9 — “I am my brother’s keeper; I am my sister’s keeper” — which was a mainstay of Obama’s 2010 campaign stump speech....
  • BREAKING: President Obama in Afghanistan

    12/03/2010 8:24:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Friday on a surprise visit.
  • Napolitano: ‘Adjustments,’ ‘More to Come’ on Women in Hijabs Undergoing Airport Full-Body Pat-Downs

    11/16/2010 11:04:32 AM PST · by La Lydia · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 16, 2010
    When asked today if she will insist that Muslim women wearing hijabs must go through full body pat downs before boarding planes, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not say yes or no, but told CNSNews.com there will be “adjustments” and “more to come” on the issue. “On the pat downs, CAIR [the Council on American-Islamic Relations] has recommended that Muslim women wearing hijabs refuse to go through the full body pat downs before boarding planes,” CNSNews.com asked Napolitano at a Monday press conference. “Will you insist that they do go through full body pat downs before boarding planes?” “Look,...
  • Obama Gives a Pass: TSA Won’t Touch Muslims’ Junk

    11/16/2010 7:43:43 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 177 replies · 48+ views
    Floyd Reports ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Thirty-one-year-old John Tyner, a 31-year-old recently unleashed the “Don’t tase me, Bro” moment of airport security. While about to receive a genital check from TSA security, Tyner agreed to a search of non-intimate areas but said, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” However, Muslim women will not have to face such worries. CNSNews.com has reported that Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which is frequently tied to domestic terror plots — has been guaranteed that TSA officials will only pat down Muslim women in the head and neck area. CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body...
  • Obama: more effort needed to improve Muslim ties

    11/09/2010 7:27:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 9, 2010 | Olivia Rondonuwu and Sunanda Creagh
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday much more needs to be done to repair frayed U.S. relations with the Muslim world in an acknowledgement of the difficulties in eradicating "years of mistrust." In a speech culminating a nostalgic visit to Indonesia, where Obama spent four years as a young boy, Obama spoke fondly of his formative years in the world's most populous Muslim country.
  • Embassy-Bombing Trial in Jeopardy (Civilian Trials for Terrorists Already Going Haywire)

    10/06/2010 4:23:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/6/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Ahmed Ghailani has confessed to bombing the U.S. embassy in Tanzania twelve years ago. As he explained to the FBI in a series of 2007 interviews, he bought the TNT used in the explosion. He even identified the man from whom he purchased it — a man who was subsequently located, who corroborated Ghailani’s confession, and who has been cooperating with American and Tanzanian authorities ever since. Ghailani also helped buy the truck and other components used to carry out the suicide attack. The two simultaneous embassy bombings — Ghailani’s in Dar es Salaam and a second, more devastating one...
  • Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!

    09/20/2010 6:30:09 PM PDT · by this is my country · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | September 20, 2010 | Brigitte de Maubec
    Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park. But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.” According to the website of the...
  • Obama commemorates 9/11 with appeal for tolerance

    09/11/2010 11:19:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 158 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/01 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to an unsettled nation Saturday to honor the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks by hewing to the values of diversity and tolerance. "We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust," the president declared. Speaking at the Pentagon, where nine years ago a hijacked plane smashed into the west side of the building and killed 184 people, Obama conjured a solemn remembrance of that horrible day but also spoke strongly in defense of religious freedom. "As Americans we are not — and never will be...
  • President Obama Fires The Starting Gun

    09/11/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    With a tendentious, sneering speech in Cleveland this week, President Obama launched the fall campaign. The president who never stops campaigning even when he is denouncing the permanent campaign has only one way to actually signal to his (dwindling) troops that he is summoning them to a particularly important political battle. When Barack Obama gets serious, he personalizes the attack and he raises the volume. So the president went to the shore of Lake Erie to attack GOP House Leader John Boehner, whom the president rightly fears is close to becoming the new House Speaker, and thus his principal rival...
  • Obama: U.S. not at war with Islam; 'sorry band of men' hit us on 9/11

    09/11/2010 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Qbert · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama stressed that America was not at war with Islam as he decried the "sorry band of men" who attacked the nation nine years ago in memorial ceremonies at the Pentagon on Saturday. "The perpetrators of this evil act didn't simply attack America; they attacked the very idea of America itself -- all that we stand for and represent in the world," Obama said. "And so the highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most -- to stay true to who we...
  • Pakistani plea: Make Obama supreme leader of Muslims

    09/10/2010 6:08:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    WND ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    A Pakistani newspaper is quoting one of the country's ministers as stating he wants President Obama to offer Muslim prayers at Ground Zero and become the "Caliph," or ruler, of the Islamic nation. "The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11; this a golden opportunity for President Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and become Amir-ul-Momineen or Caliph of Muslims. In this way, all the problems of Muslim World would be solved," stated Minister of State for Industries and Productions Ayatullah Durrani, according to Pakistan's The Nation newspaper. The newspaper reported Durrani called its offices and argued...
  • Obama is getting hammered In his Presser

  • Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning

    09/09/2010 6:54:18 AM PDT · by Gennie · 213 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | September 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend. Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Thursday that he hopes the Rev. Terry Jones of Florida listens to the pleas of people who have asked him to call off the plan. The president called it a "stunt."
  • Obama Urges Fla. Pastor to Call Off Plan to Burn Korans on Sept. 11 (Bows to al Qaeda)

    09/09/2010 6:00:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 112 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2010 | William Branigan and Michelle Boorstein
    President Obama urged a Florida pastor Thursday to call off a plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, warning that such a "stunt" would amount to a "recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda" and would endanger Americans. Obama added his voice to a chorus of criticism of the proposed Koran-burning in an interview broadcast Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" program. He urged Terry Jones, pastor of a small evangelical church in Gainesville, Fla., to listen to his "better angels" and cancel his plan to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on the ninth anniversary of the Sept....
  • White House: Quran burning would endanger troops

    09/07/2010 1:36:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Tuesday that a Florida church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops abroad, while the State Department denounced the plan as "un-American" and said it would put American diplomats and travelers at risk. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs noted the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, has warned that images of a burning Quran would be used by extremists to incite violence.
  • Obama: Muslim Missionary? (Part 4)

    09/07/2010 4:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chuck Norris
    Nine years ago this week, we began to chant: "We never will forget 9/11." Nine years later, I think too many of us have forgotten, especially those in the White House. Islamic extremists murdered almost 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11. Who would have believed that within a decade of that tragic event, we'd have a president who believes, according to his own 2009 Cairo confession and creed, that it is part of his "responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear"? Not to mention his mission to fight for the new...
  • U.S. Embassy Reaffirms U.S. Respect for Islam (Obama Condemns 1st Amend. Protected Koran Burning)

    09/06/2010 10:20:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 234 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Embassy in Kabul ^ | Monday, September 6, 2010
    The United States government in no way condones such acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam, and is deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups. The embassy wants to emphasize that we strongly condemn the offensive messages, which are contrary to U.S. government policy and deeply offensive to Muslims especially during the month of Ramadan. President Obama made clear in Cairo in his speech on June 4, 2009 that he considers it part of his responsibility as President to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they occur. And during his recent Iftar...
  • How's that Iranian outreach working out Barry?

    09/06/2010 3:37:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 06, 2010 | Rick Moran
    The Iranian government is paying a bounty to the Taliban in Afghanistan for each dead American. MSNBC reports: "Iran is paying Taliban fighters $1,000 for each U.S. soldier they kill in Afghanistan, according to a report in a British newspaper. The Sunday Times described how a man it said was a 'Taliban treasurer' had gone to collect $18,000 from an Iranian firm in Kabul, a reward it said was for an attack in July which killed several Afghan government troops and destroyed an American armored vehicle. The treasurer left with the cash hidden in a sack of flour, the newspaper...
  • Final Weekend of Back/Back Ramadan Observance "Vacations" for Hussein

    09/04/2010 3:21:01 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    NYT Blogs ^ | 09/04/2010 | (vanity, with supporting link)
    "(Today Mr. Obama is at Camp David with no public events on the schedule.)" Things that make you go "hmm" ...
  • Theodore Parker and the Moral Universe (Obama's Oval Office Rug Quotes)

    09/04/2010 9:02:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NPR All Things Considered ^ | Thursday, September 2, 2010
    In talking about the new rug in the Oval Office on Wednesday, we mentioned several historical quotes woven into the rug, including one from Martin Luther King Jr.: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." A number of listeners pointed out that King was in fact echoing the words of 19th century abolitionist and Unitarian minister Theodore Parker. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Clayborne Carson -- a professor of history at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King Junior Research and Education Institute -- about Parker, and about King's use of favorite...
  • Smartest President in History Botches Oval Office Rug Quote

    09/04/2010 9:04:27 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 4, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King. Except it's not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington. For the record, Theodore Parker is your man, President Obama. Unless you're fascinated by antebellum American reformers, you may not know of the lyrically gifted Parker, an abolitionist, Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist thinker who foresaw the...
  • Pak Minister wants Obama to be "leader of all Muslims"

    09/04/2010 4:07:12 AM PDT · by magellan · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3 September, 2010
    Islamabad, Sep 2 (PTI) A Pakistani minister wants US President Barack Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero in New York and become the "Amir-ul-Momineen" or Caliph of Muslims. Minister of State for Industries Ayatullah Durrani, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan People's Party, said the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, expected to be observed on September 11, would be a "golden opportunity" for Obama to offer Eid prayers and declare himself the leader of all Muslims. Durrani, a former member of the Pakistan Ideological Council, contended that the Muslim world is in "dire need" of a Caliph and occupying this...
  • U.S. Files Discrimination Lawsuits On Behalf Of Muslims

    09/02/2010 9:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/2/2010
    The Obama Administration’s taxpayer-funded Islamic defense program has been quite busy this week, filing several discrimination lawsuits on behalf of Muslims in different parts of the country and holding Justice Department meetings to discuss prosecuting “anti-Muslim hate speech.”The legal actions come on the same week that the White House and various federal agencies—including the Department of Homeland Security—hosted a special workshop to provide members of radical Islamic groups with direct access to U.S. government funding, assistance and resources. Read all about that here. Now the administration is flexing its legal muscle in its ardent quest to befriend the enemy. A...
  • He Must Be Joking: Biden Says ‘Iranian Influence in Iraq Is Minimal’

    09/02/2010 5:24:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2010 | Ryan Mauro
    If Iran needed reassurance that their proxy warfare strategy is working .. The entire idea behind IranÂ’s proxy warfare is to have deniability so the regime can escape retribution and still position itself as the power broker that all must cater to. If the Iranians needed any reassurance that their strategy is working, they got it from Vice President Joe Biden on August 23.In an address in Indiana to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Biden made the remarkably ignorant and damaging statement: Iranian influence in Iraq is minimal. ItÂ’s been greatly exaggerated. To prove his point, Biden said that Iran...
  • Arizona immigration law a human rights violation? GOP's family feud?

    09/01/2010 7:55:31 AM PDT · by wmileo · 5 replies
    The Arena from Politicos daily debate ^ | august 30, 2010 | Bradley A. Blakeman
    The president and his administration that was suppose to unite America has divided our nation. They have pitted states against states, the federal government against states and now the federal government has sold us out to the international community for misplaced scrutiny and scorn to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The Arizona law mirrors almost verbatim, well settled federal law with regard to immigration law and enforcement. If the Arizona law is a violation of “human rights,” then surely the federal law is as well as is Mexico’s law and I suspect many other nations' immigration laws. It is despicable...
  • Obama not worried about Muslim rumors (poll included)

    09/01/2010 7:45:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Tribune ^ | August 30, 2010 | Michael Memoli
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama said in an interview Sunday that he can't worry about dispelling every rumor about him — even though a recent poll showed nearly 20 percent of Americans erroneously believe he is Muslim.
  • U.S. files new suit on Ariz. immigration issue

    08/31/2010 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/2010 | Jerry Markon
    The Justice Department filed another lawsuit against immigration practices by Arizona authorities, saying Monday that a network of community colleges acted illegally in requiring noncitizens to provide their green cards before they could be hired for jobs. The suit against the Phoenix area Maricopa Community Colleges was filed less than two months after the Justice Department sued Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) over the state's new immigration law. It also comes as the department is investigating Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, who is known for tough immigration enforcement. In Monday's lawsuit, Justice officials said the colleges discriminated...
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Obama touts positive Iraq news in radio address (Obama opposed the surge and victory in Iraq)

    08/30/2010 4:00:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    washington post ^ | 8/30/2010 | Anne E. Kornblut
    Facing bleak developments on multiple fronts, President Obama is turning his attention to an unlikely source of positive news: Iraq. Obama will deliver a major address to the nation on Tuesday night highlighting his campaign promise to bring the war to a close. "As a candidate for this office, I pledged I would end this war. As president, that is what I am doing," Obama said in his weekly address, setting the stage for next week's speech. He said the United States is taking "an important step forward" as the last combat brigades leave the country, saying it will "mark...
  • For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War [He has learned how to salute......]

    08/29/2010 4:18:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — President Obama rushed to the Oval Office when word arrived one night that militants with Al Qaeda in Yemen had been located and that the military wanted to support an attack by Yemeni forces. After a quick discussion, his counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, told him the window to strike was closing. “I’ve got two minutes here,” Mr. Brennan said. “O.K.,” the president said. “Go with this.” While Mr. Obama took three sometimes maddening months to decide to send more forces to Afghanistan, other...
  • White House aghast over 'secret Muslim' poll

    08/20/2010 8:51:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 271 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 20 Aug 10 | AMBER SUTHERLAND and CARL CAMPANILE
    The White House was forced yesterday to reaffirm President Obama's Christian faith after shocking polls found that 1 out of every 4 or 5 Americans falsely believe he's a Muslim -- a considerable increase from last year. "The president is obviously a Christian. He prays every day," White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters. "He communicates with his religious adviser every single day. There's a group of pastors that he takes counsel from on a regular basis. And his faith is very important to him, but it's not something that is a topic of conversation every single day." A separate...
  • White House "corrects" NASA’s Muslim comment (The closet Muslim in the White House gets exposed)

    07/12/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/12/2010 | Reuters
    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that NASA administrator Charles Bolden was wrong to claim that reaching out to the Muslim world was a top priority for the U.S. space agency. Bolden raised eyebrows in the space community and outrage among conservative pundits by telling Al-Jazeera television recently President Barack Obama had instructed him to work for better outreach with the Muslim world. He said Obama told him one of his top priorities was to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about...
  • You’re only saying that because Obama is [half-black/sorta Muslim-ish/other]

    07/10/2010 9:11:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    The President of the United States has not been making a lot of friends in Israel lately. He snubbed Bibi, he’s looked the other way as Iran builds a nuke, and he’s generally one of America’s staunchest allies like something stuck to his shoe after walking Bo. On Wednesday he was magnanimous enough to grant an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, and here’s one of his pearls of wisdom, as reported by Haaretz: During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that...
  • Military scrambles jets after Obama air space violated, NORAD says

    07/09/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Errant · 80 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | July 9, 2010 1:09 p.m. EDT | CNN Wire Staff
    The military scrambled two F-16 fighters jets Friday morning after two small private aircraft violated restricted air space related to President Barack Obama's visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said. Both planes that violated the restricted airspace landed at nearby airports and were met by authorities, NORAD said.
  • Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

    05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,291+ views
    Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam' The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies. fox news The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should...