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  • General Odierno Says ISIS Was Avoidable

    05/20/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    General Odierno Says ISIS was AvoidableGen. Raymond Odierno said he believes the Islamic Stateís creation was avoidable during an interview on MSNBCís Morning Joe. Host Joe Scarborough asked Odierno, who commanded the Multi-National Forces in Iraq for about two years, if ISIS and the current state of Iraq were avoidable when the United States ended formal combat operations there. ďDid it ever have to begin? Was ISIS avoidable?Ē Scarborough asked. ďI think it is, and Iím not one for revisionist history,Ē Odierno said. ďActually, I was, on 1 September 2010, thatís when I gave up command in Iraq and that...
  • Boeingís Budding Business Ties to Iran Face Congressional Review

    05/20/2016 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers want company to stay away from terror regimeMembers of Congress have summoned the heads of airplane giant Boeing to a meeting to encourage the company to stop spearheading efforts to reenter the Iranian marketplace, a business pursuit that is jointly backed by the Obama administration, according to a letter sent Friday to Boeing leadership and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Boeing, like its French rival AirBus, has been working to woo the Iranian government following last summerís comprehensive nuclear agreement.Officials at Boeingóa top U.S. government contractoróopened discussions with Iran last month. The company is hoping to sell its aircraft...
  • Who Answers for Government Lies?

    05/19/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a quick pop quiz. What happens if we lie to the government? What happens if the government lies to us? Does it matter who does the lying? Last year, the Obama administration negotiated an agreement with the government of Iran permitting Iran to obtain certain materials for the construction of nuclear facilities. It also permitted the release of tens of billions of dollars in Iranian assets that had been held in U.S. banks and that the courts had frozen, and it lifted trade sanctions. In exchange, certain inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities can occur under certain circumstances. During...
  • Report: Army at Smallest Since WWII

    05/08/2016 12:24:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsmaax ^ | 5/8/16 | Cathy Burke
    The Army's active force has shrunk to its lowest level since before World War II, Army Times reported Saturday. According to the military's headcount by the Defense Manpower Data Center, nearly 2,600 soldiers left active duty in March without being replaced, the news outlet reports, adding that during the past year, the size of the active forced has been reduced by 16,548 soldiers. At the end of March, there were 479,172 active-duty soldiers Ė 154 fewer than when the Army halted its post-Cold War drawdown in 1999, the smallest force since the 1940 count of 269,023 soldiers, Army Times reports.
  • The Conservative Case for Trump

    05/15/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-2016 | David Prentice
    As a longstanding Reagan conservative, my initial preference was Ted Cruz; yet I would have voted for any of the candidates over Hillary. I held my nose for McCain and Romney, and hope some at least hold their noses and vote for Trump. However, Iíd rather you do more than that, Iíd rather you consider actually voting FOR Donald Trump. The case for Trump is a good one. ..... I found I liked what he said, but not him. Then the earthquake happened: Hillary attacked him as a misogynist and a sexist. Oh no, heís done for now. But no,...
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trumpís son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...
  • No love lost between Trump and Republican national security experts

    05/06/2016 4:47:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | May 6th, 2016 | By Hannah Allam and Nicholas Zazulia
    WASHINGTON Even with the Republican nomination seemingly locked up, Donald Trump remains radioactive to the partyís top national security strategists, who warn that his ďincoherentĒ approach to world affairs could prove dangerous for the United States. In March, 121 members of the GOPís national security brain trust signed on to a scathing open letter opposing Trump for president, calling his sense of U.S. influence around the globe ďwildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.Ē This week, in interviews and on social media after Trumpís decisive win in Indiana, more than a dozen of those signatories reiterated that stance, leaving Trump with...
  • Obama Admin Deported Less Than One Percent of Visa Overstays

    05/06/2016 1:31:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2016 | Adam Credo
    Nearly half a million individuals overstayed visas in 2015, fewer than 2,500 deportedThe Obama administration deported less than one percent of the nearly half a million foreign nationals who illegally overstayed their visas in 2015, according to new statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security.Of the 482,781 aliens who were recorded to have overstayed temporary U.S. visas in fiscal year 2015, just 2,456 were successfully deported from the United States during the same period, according to DHS’s figures, which amounts to a deportation rate of around 0.5 percent.The sinking rate of deportations by the Obama administration is drawing criticism...
  • I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply:

    04/16/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,028 replies
    I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply: Build the wall. Enforce the law. Deport them all. End sanctuary cities. End anchor babies. Slap a moratorium on muslim immigration. Cut the taxes. Cut the spending. Cut the regulations. Cut the government. Cut the debt. Cut the EPA. Repeal ObamaCare. Get the feds out and allow health insurance to be sold over state lines. Send education back to states. Get a handle on trade. Make trade deals in our own best interests. Bring back capital. Bring back manufacturing. Bring back jobs. Strengthen the economy. Defend the second...
  • Zero women at the table. #shocking (no women at National Security meeting for Don)

    04/10/2016 7:46:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Zero women at the table. #shocking
  • Uh Oh: US Extradites Romanian Hacker Tied to Hillary Email Scandal

    04/11/2016 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Guy Benson
    A flurry of significant stories broke on Friday, including the Obama administration's¬†belated capitulation on executive privilege assertions pertaining to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, as well as the release of a¬†large document dump to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Another potentially-meaningful revelation came via Fox News' Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, who reported that the timing and context of US officials' extradition of a Romanian hacker is "not a coincidence" vis-a-vis the FBI's ongoing criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's national security-compromising¬†email scheme. Let's follow the breadcrumbs: The extradition of Romanian hacker ¬ďGuccifer¬Ē to the...
  • The American Warrior Culture is Doomed

    04/05/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is in mortal danger as I write this article. Americans have no idea that vast social changes forced upon the military are on the verge of destroying it. Americans will no longer sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. We are in serious jeopardy of losing the one institution that has enabled us to maintain our freedom for 240 years. We are in serious danger of losing the one institution that successfully defeated and destroyed the worldís thugs, maniacs and sociopaths that teed off against us....
  • Obama shares size of U.S. nuclear stockpile with the world

    04/01/2016 11:36:33 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama boasted Friday about his administration's exemplary record on transparency related to nuclear materials, and cited as an example his decision to share U.S. security protocols with the world, along with information about the size of the U.S.'s highly enriched uranium stockpile. As of Sept. 30, 2013 the nation had 585.6 metric tons of highly enriched uranium, a fact that hasn't been declassified in 15 years, Obama noted during the summit's opening session. The last public figure was 740.7 metric tons, and the difference shows the U.S. has reduced its stockpile by more than 20 percent. "This type of...
  • Water: Islamís new target to crush the West

    03/31/2016 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Closing the border for national security is crucial, but it is critical that America's life-blood, water, not be released through a porous financial dam Murderous terror strikes by islamist organizations, mostly related to ISIS, are clear assaults against West-influenced civilizationÖ Paris late last year, San Bernardino at Christmas, Brussels last week, and Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday are all separate fronts in the ongoing war. Over the centuries, battles pitting Islam against the Infidelóvirtually every instance instigated by muslimsógo all the way back to Mohammedís seventh century rampage across the Arabian peninsula, the sale of Africans into slavery, pirating merchant...
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas governments (lobbyists working for foreign govs)

    03/30/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump. Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are ďalmost all-consuming,Ē said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, ďitís fair to...
  • In Donald Trumpís Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

    03/26/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 161 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In Donald Trumpís Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 26, 2016 Mr. Trumpís views, as he explained them, fit nowhere into the recent history of the Republican Party: He is not in the internationalist camp of President George Bush, nor does he favor President George W. Bushís call to make it the United Statesí mission to spread democracy around the world. He agreed with a suggestion that his ideas might be summed up as ďAmerica First.Ē ďNot isolationist, but I am America First,Ē he said. ďI like the expression.Ē He said...
  • Myth of Xenophobia: Fighting Terror in the Face Brussels

    03/24/2016 1:57:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jeremiah Cuevas
    In the wake of the Brussels bombing earlier this week, the world is on notice that the threat of radical Islam is still very real. While in Cuba, Obama gave only 51 seconds of his time to speak about the tragedy that had occurred in Brussels, saying "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism." However, after his speech instead of packing up his circus and meeting with European leaders trying to offer his support, our President remained basking in...
  • Do Not Interfere with the Will of the People in An Effort To Stop Trump

    03/24/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Armstron Williams
    The American People are angry. And it is not cyclical anger Ė after all, we are sitting at the top of the current business cycle. This anger is a secular trend. There is anger at the lack of jobs, there is anger over class warfare , there is anger at police profiling of young black men, anger at conservatives, anger at political correctness, anger at Liberals, anger at the break down of our inner city infrastructures and the poisoning of water in Flint, Michigan and elsewhere, anger at Hillary Rodham Clinton, anger at Donald Trump, anger at the main...
  • Jeff Sessions: Americaís Sovereignty at Stake in 2016 Presidential Election

    03/24/2016 9:19:42 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/24/2016 | John Hayward
    Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% warned that trade deals are eating away our national sovereignty and threatening our security on Thursdayís edition of Breitbart News Daily. Breitbart News executive chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon compared the issues at stake in Britainís upcoming vote on exiting from the European Union with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and asked Sessions if the latter could be seen as ďessentially an up-or-down vote on national sovereignty of the United States of America.Ē Sessions said the issue of sovereignty was definitely at stake in these elections. ďIf you donít secure the border, as Trump...
  • Brussels attacks: How presidential candidates differ on US security

    03/23/2016 6:24:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    CSMonitor.com ^ | 3-22-2016 | Josh Kenworthy
    Many voters have already heard of Donald Trumpís plan to†ban all Muslims entering the country ďuntil we can figure out whatís going,Ē as he†suggested†in December. His other ideas†have included†bombing oil fields†controlled by the Islamic State, shutting down portions of the Internet used by the Islamic State for recruiting, and going after the family members of the Islamic State. ... ďThis is, as I understand it, a war for the soul of Islam and if that is the case, the Muslim countries in that area have got to stand up and they have got to fight. They have got to provide...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right About Policing Muslim Neighborhoods

    03/23/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 23, 2016 | David Marcus
    The tragedies in Paris and Brussels show us that we need more, not less, of former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelley¬ís approach to counter-terrorism.Yesterday, in the wake of the horrific Islamic terrorist attack on Brussels, Ted Cruz said we must ignore political correctness and ¬ďempower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslims neighborhoods before they become radicalized.¬Ē As has often been the case this election cycle, Cruz¬ís measured and rational words have been twisted into some kind of fascistic call for rounding up Muslims. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Later in the day Cruz clarified his comments, citing the...
  • Trump Leads in Arizona, but if Thereís an Upset . . . [Trump was right!]

    03/22/2016 12:22:52 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 210 replies
    NRO ^ | March 22, 2016 | John Fund
    Donald Trump was the clear favorite in todayís winner-take-all Arizona primary, even before the Brussels terrorist attacks. The immigration issue and the flood of early voters favors him, as does the fact that some of those early voters will have cast ballots for Marco Rubio before he dropped out last Tuesday night. If they had known Rubio would no longer be a candidate, many of those voters might have gone with Cruz. But polls have been tricky and often erratic this year (think Michigan and the surprise win of Bernie Sanders). For example, the latest poll showing a 14 point...
  • The Cruzite Delusion

    03/22/2016 10:57:23 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/22/16 | M. Thatcher
    Cruz: "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO withdrawing from NATO we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamist terrorist attack."Cruz supporters: "How dare you say Cruz is blaming Trump for Brussels? Cruz said no such thing."
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win the GOP Nomination. In 2020.

    03/19/2016 1:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Slate ^ | March 18, 2016 | William Saletan
    [SNIP]The argument against Cruz is that heís obnoxious.His colleagues donít like him,and exit polls show he doesnít do nearly as well among moderate and somewhat conservative voters as he does among hardcore conservatives....Thatís why,when my colleague Jamelle Bouie was betting on Cruz,I put my money on Rubio...I stand refuted.Cruz hasnít overcome the Trump wave,but he has proved that in an angry party,his organization,discipline,and message can beat a broadly appealing rival.Republicans who vote for Trump in 2016,only to see him abandoned by elements of their party and defeated in the general election,would be at least as angry in 2020.The notion that...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990ís the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson ÔĽŅ 60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings¬í secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It¬ís hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ÔĽŅ 2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid¬ís office...
  • Trump Campaign Releases New Details About Sessionsí Role As Foreign Policy Adviser

    03/17/2016 12:36:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump is brilliant when it comes to getting to the weak spot, and, of course, weíve seen it throughout this campaignÖ You had some very might and powerful politicians who have crumbled to nothing trying to go up against Donald TrumpÖ so I might say that tonight he is previewing just a sampling of how he might go after Hillary Clinton in a general election.
  • Donald Trump just hit a critical threshold for the GOP nomination ó one that his opponents might not

    03/15/2016 9:26:18 AM PDT · by dlt · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-15-2016 | Philip Bump
    The Northern Marianas are a collection of 15 islands in the Pacific Ocean, located at about the focal point of the Pacific Rim. It's a United States territory, 179 square miles of land -- an area smaller than New York City -- that happens to jut out above the surface of the water. And on Tuesday morning, before you even woke up, it made Donald Trump the first man to qualify for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Dear Nick, Trumpís appeal is not all that hard to see

    03/15/2016 8:52:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 18 replies
    Catallaxy Files ^ | March 15, 2016 | Steve Kates
    Although I have to admit that the incredible obtuseness that seems to invade normally sensible people is beyond me. Nick Cater has an article in The Oz today on Donald Trumpís primary appeal is that heís not a politician. This is his point: The inconvenient truth for the political class is that in so far as Trump exploits hate, the principal object is not Hispanics, Muslims or homosexuals but them. The anger welling up from below is anger directed at urban sophisticates like themselves. Americans regularly elect presidents who are not part of the political class. Eisenhower was the last,...
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • Jeff Sessions to GOP: Time to Unite Behind Trump, Beat Hillary

    03/13/2016 5:13:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/12/16 | Julia Hahn
    MIAMI, FL‚Äď Influential Alabama Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who has emerged as the preeminent thought leader of the conservative nation-state movement, told voters that ‚Äúnow is the time for the GOP‚ÄĚ to unite behind Donald Trump‚Äôs realignment of the Republican Party,¬†and ‚Äúembrace this opportunity to win working Americans on a platform of rising wages, American jobs, and the national interest.‚ÄĚ Sessions said that Trump is the only candidate who will be able to stop Obamatrade and enact trade deals that prioritize the interests of the American people. Sessions delivered a clear warning to Ohio voters in particular. ‚ÄúThe...
  • Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 11:39:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 206 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/16 | KATIE MCHUGH
    Supporters of Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to social media to slam the freshman senators for blaming leftists shutting down a Trump Chicago rally on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. ďI think a campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment, when the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence ó to punch people in the face. The predictable consequence of that is that it escalates and today is unlikely to be the last such instance. We earlier today in St. Louis over thirty arrested. Thatís not how our politics should occur,Ē Cruz said Friday....
  • Hillary Begs For Democrat Establishment To Save Her From FBI Probe

    03/11/2016 12:23:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    dc whispers ^ | March 11, 2016
    Two of the most powerful members of Congress, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., both longtime Clinton supporters, were among a five-member group who sent a letter accusing the investigation into Mrs. Clinton by the Obama-appointed Inspectors General of being tainted by partisan politics. The letter was particularly strong in condemning State Department inspector general Steve A. Linick of a ďfishing expedition.Ē It should be noted that Mr. Linickís Washington D.C. career began in great part when he worked under the Bill Clinton administration as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for almost the entirety of the Clinton administration. The...
  • Hillary Clinton wrote 104 of the classified emails on her private server

    03/06/2016 1:27:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The latest deep dive into the bowels of Hillary Clinton’s private email server have turned up one statistic which was previously unavailable for public discussion. Much of the material found among the thousands of classified documents was sent to the former Secretary of State by others… frequently her closest aides, but sometimes coming from lower level diplomats, other people at State or occasionally by outsiders with no US security clearance at all. But how many of them was Clinton personally responsible for creating or editing and hitting the Send button? The WaPo has done the digging for us this time...
  • Trump names Sessions chairman of national security committee

    03/03/2016 5:42:20 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/03/16 08:20 PM EST | NICK GASS
    Donald Trump has named Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions the chairman of his national security advisory committee, the Republican frontrunner's campaign announced Thursday evening. Sessions, who became the first senator to endorse Trump earlier this week, will advise the candidate on matters of foreign policy and national security. "We need to understand the limits of our ability to intervene successfully in other nations," said Sessions, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a statement. "It is time for a healthy dose of foreign policy realism. In the Middle East, this means forming partnerships based on shared interests, not merely...
  • DHS Secretly Scrubbed 1,000 Names From U.S. Terror Watch Lists

    03/01/2016 5:29:23 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 1, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Obama admin kept secret terrorist 'hands off' list The Department of Homeland Security removed the names of nearly 1,000 individuals suspected of terrorism ties from the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to newly released documents obtained by an advocacy group under a Freedom of Information Act request. The Washington Free Beacon first reported in 2014 that the Obama administration secretly assembled a terrorist ďhands offĒ list that enabled individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States. The latest documents, obtained by Judicial Watch and released on Tuesday, appear to confirm these initial reports. They further disclose that at...
  • Hillary: The Security of the Nation Is ‚ÄėChief‚Äô Reason to Defeat Trump

    02/23/2016 7:43:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Feb 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Hillary Clinton spoke at a closed-door Hollywood fundraiser tonight, and she invoked the security of America as a ‚Äúchief‚ÄĚ reason why Donald Trump needs to be defeated in November. According to CNN and Deadline, Clinton said, ‚ÄúThere are a number of reasons to defeat Donald Trump, but chief among them is security.‚ÄĚ She reportedly went off on Trump‚Äôs calls for a Muslim ban, his pledge to go ‚Äúbeyond waterboarding,‚ÄĚ and other things in Trump‚Äôs ‚Äútroubling vision‚ÄĚ that Clinton believes will hurt America‚Äôs standing on the world stage. That being said, Clinton did add that ‚Äúit‚Äôs not just Trump, it‚Äôs all...
  • Former CIA director trashes Trump and Cruz on national security

    02/22/2016 8:56:39 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-22-2016 | NICK GASS
    During the Feb. 6 Republican debate, Trump pledged that he would support waterboarding and would "bring back a hell of a lot worse." Last November, Trump told an audience in Columbus, Ohio, that waterboarding works. "Believe me, it works. And you know what? If it doesn't work, they deserve it anyway, for what they're doing. It works." Hayden disputed that notion Monday, saying, "We never did anything to anyone because they deserved it." "This was never looking backward. This was trying to keep Americans safe looking forward. People can argue about what we did, but it was never, never a...
  • Feldman: Good Fences (Immigration; EU preview)

    02/21/2016 10:26:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Robert Frost wrote in "Mending Walls" that "good fences make good neighbors", and this week it appears that people in this country and the UK are chock full of citizens who agree. As I explain, the immigration crises both here and in Europe have underscored growing anger at the arrogance and incompetence of unelected bureaucrats and their rules. The big election kerfuffle of the week was the Pope's ill-considered attack on those who want to limit illegal immigration from Mexico by building a wall at the border. To many it seemed an attack on Donald Trump whose campaign against illegal...
  • Trump on Iraq comments: 'Who knows what was in my head?'

    02/21/2016 9:48:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said he does not know what he was trying to say during a 2002 interview in which he supported the Iraq invasion. Asked if he was in favor of invading Iraq by radio show host Howard Stern, Trump responded: "Yeah, I guess so. You know, I wish it was - I wish the first time it was done correctly." Asked Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" to clarify the comment, Trump said he doesn't know what he meant. "Well, what I mean by that is it almost shouldn't have been done, and, you...
  • Bond, Jamesina Bond ‚ÄĒ national security in the Social Justice Warriors‚Äô brave new world

    02/21/2016 8:56:53 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Bookworm Room ^ | 19 Feb 2016 | Bookworm
    I was discussing with a friend two articles today, when I suddenly saw the future ‚ÄĒ and believe me, it‚Äôs not pretty, or at least not any prettier than Daniel Craig in a lush blonde wig as he carries out his secret agent duties. The first article involved the trauma Milo Yiannopoulos visited upon Rutgers‚Äô students when he gave a campus speech challenging Social Justice Warriors. The second article was learning that the CIA is incorporating into its hiring policies the same activist mindset that SJWs have been demanding on American campuses. The resulting epiphany was how James Bond would...
  • Decrypting a Government Agenda

    02/21/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    The Apple-FBI squabble over encryption signals a new age dawning. One of the dead San Bernardino mass murderers, a terrorist committed to Islamic jihad, possessed a password-locked Apple iPhone. The FBI claims that it has not been able to crack it. A judge has ordered Apple to do the job. Apple CEO Tim Cook resisted, in an open letter, directed mainly at his company's clientele. "The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand." Some folks...
  • Obama: Donald Trump won't be president and shouldn't be given the nuclear codes

    02/20/2016 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2016
    Donald Trump "will not be president" despite his commanding lead in the Republican field, President Obama flatly declared Tuesday, bluntly questioning Trump's temperament while asserting that a restive electorate would ultimately make a "sensible choice." It was Obama's most scathing assessment of the Republican nomination battle to date as he argued that Trump's views were the norm, not the exception, in the Republican Party, and that the front-runner had no business being given access to nuclear weapons or deciding how to prevent a banking crisis. "Whoever is standing where I'm standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and...
  • Remember the Climate!

    02/20/2016 11:31:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Military triumphs and catastrophes have often hinged on how well (or luckily) armies and navies employed, avoided or benefited from weather, seasonal and other natural events. Severe storms helped the British navy defeat Spain's Armada in 1588. George Washington knew horrid weather meant the Hessians would not expect an attack across the Delaware River on Christmas 1776. Napoleon captured Moscow before leading his Grande Armee's exhausted, starving, freezing remnants back to France through a bitter 1812 Russian winter. Hitler's army never even reached Moscow; it was decimated by disease, starvation, bullets and frigid cold at Stalingrad 140 years later. Eisenhower's...
  • Evangelicals rip draft registration for women

    02/20/2016 2:51:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 19, 2016 | Aysha Khan
    Key evangelical leaders are staunchly opposing a proposal to register women for the military draft, saying it would weaken America's military readiness and is at odds with traditional male-female relationships. "A nation relying on female combatants is a nation that has been brought to its knees by political correctness," said Andrew Walker of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Recently in Congress, Army and Marine Corps leaders testified in favor of registering women for the Selective Service. "Not only Evangelicals, but also Catholics and Christian pacifists should speak out," Chelsen Vicari of the Institute on Religion and...
  • Hillary Emails: Intelligence Report Said Hezbollah Has Base in Cuba

    02/18/2016 1:21:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    A private intelligence report from Hillary Clinton's confidant, Sid Blumenthal, claimed that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization, had set up shop in Cuba, according to an email released by the State Department over the weekend. The group was actively "casing" facilities related to U.S. interests, the intelligence report also says. The dispatch read: During the week of September 5, 2011 extremely sensitive sources reported in confidence that the Israeli Intelligence and Security Service (Mossad) has informed the leadership of the Israeli Government that Hezbollah is establishing an operational base in Cuba, designed to support terrorist attacks throughout Latin America.The confidential...
  • Ted Cruz's True Record on Military Funding and National Security Is Unassailable

    02/18/2016 12:42:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 16, 2016 | Jim Bridenstine
    As a military pilot and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I am proud that this week Ted Cruz showed us again why he is the candidate best qualified to be commander-in-chief. Yesterday he laid out a serious, detailed plan for a Reagan-style rebuild of our military that will enable us to utterly defeat the radical Islamic terrorists who have vowed to destroy us. Senator Cruz understands that the essence of "peace through strength" is having the strength to maintain peace, and he's ready to do this hard work. I am proud to have endorsed him and will be...
  • Ted Cruz Reveals Plan to Bolster Military [American Resolve: Rebuilding America's Military]

    02/16/2016 12:00:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    NBC ^ | February 16, 2016
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid out his vision for bolstering the U.S. military on an aircraft carrier in South Carolina Tuesday, vowing to rebuild the military so "it will be feared by our enemies and trusted by our allies."In a nod to South Carolina's sizeable military and veteran population, Cruz said he would model his approach to the military on that of former President Ronald Reagan. He did not put a price tag on the expansion he envisioned, but said he would pay for it by cutting federal spending by at least $500 billion, selling federal assets and properties and...
  • A Call for Support to Provide for the Common Defense

    02/10/2016 6:18:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Allen West
    The preeminent responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, to protect the American people and our interests. It appears that when you listen to certain individuals debating, they believe the primary role of the federal government is to provide free stuff. This reflects those who have confused providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare. The former is an active verb, the latter a passive verb, but some have juxtaposed the meaning. The resulting new raison d'etre of the federal government is to provide the general welfare. Is there any wonder why we...
  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance to Receive Classified Information

    02/03/2016 2:49:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-16 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois. But during the interview, video of...