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  • Guantánamo Bay fight awaits Pentagon pick

    11/25/2014 4:47:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    President Obama’s push to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay is likely to become a flashpoint as he seeks to confirm a replacement for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Obama is seeking to close the detention center before leaving office, which would fulfil a promise he made during his first White House run in 2008. But with Republicans and some Democrats opposed to releasing the detainees or bringing them to U.S. prisons, the administration has considered closing the facility through executive action, according to The Wall Street Journal. The White House questioned the Journal report, but did not explicitly deny...
  • Obama removing DoD's Hagel

    11/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday in the first high-profile personnel move since Democrats suffered significant losses in this month's midterm elections. "In October, Secretary Hagel began speaking with the President about departing the administration given the natural post-midterms transition time," a senior administration official said. Obama will make the announcement with Hagel at 11:00 a.m. According to the White House, a successor will be named "in short order," but Hagel will remain in the post until that person is confirmed by the Senate. A senior administration official praised Hagel as "a steady...
  • Jimmy Carter finds bright spot in being called a terrible president by John McCain

    11/21/2014 11:01:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Former President Jimmy Carter responded Friday to being referred to as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., quipping that it’s a “compliment” to be considered a terrible president by a “warmonger” like McCain. [SNIP] “I was lucky enough to go through my four years, we never shot a bullet or dropped a bomb or fired a missile,” Carter said.
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    11/18/2014 5:34:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    President Obama has ordered a review of how the U.S. handles the taking of hostages by overseas terrorist groups, according to letter by Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for policy. "As a result of the increased frequency of hostage-taking of Americans overseas, and the recognition of the dynamic threat posed by specific terrorist groups, the President recently directed a comprehensive review of the U.S. government policy on overseas terrorist-related hostage cases, with specific emphasis on examining family engagement, intelligence collection, and diplomatic engagement policies," Wormuth wrote on Nov. 11 in a letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). Hunter...
  • U.S. Eyes Iranians at Nuke Labs

    07/11/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 187+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 11, 2008 | staff
    As fears grow over Iran secretly developing nuclear weapons, U.S. counterintelligence officials are keeping a close eye on scientists from Iran and other Muslim nations working at the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, WND has learned. The Energy Department recently revoked the security clearance of an Egyptian-born nuclear physicist because he was suspected of "conflicting allegiances." Last year, DOE and FBI agents began questioning Moniem El-Ganayni, who worked on the side as a Muslim prison chaplain.
  • China mocks 'insipid' Obama: America tired of President's 'banality' [eve of his visit]

    11/06/2014 9:17:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    THe Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | Sam Webb
    A mouthpiece of the Chinese Government has described President Obama as 'insipid' and claims U.S. voters are sick of his 'banality'. The state-run Global Times has published an editorial deriding the leader a few days ahead of his visit to the growing economic and military powerhouse. It stated: 'Obama always utters "Yes, we can," which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. 'U.S. society has grown tired of his banality.' The criticism comes in the wake of a crushing defeat in the Midterm elections worse...
  • Sizing America Up - ..foreign-relations climate, even a Jimmy Carter would seem like a godsend

    11/04/2014 2:44:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 4, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A weak, lame-duck Barack Obama, who has now eroded a once exuberant Democratic party, will be even weaker in the next two years. If Democratic senators who had been his stalwart supporters — voting with him over 97 percent of the time — campaigned on not wanting any connection with Obama, one can imagine what our enemies abroad think of him. If Obama adopted policies of neo-appeasement when he enjoyed a 65 percent approval rating in 2009, one can imagine his approach when his positives dip below 40 percent. But there is no need for imagination when Ali Younesi, the...
  • Putin Warns Of Risk Of Major Conflict, Says Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status

    10/24/2014 2:59:28 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 12 replies
    The Zero Hedge ^ | October 24, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Having been relatively quiet for a while, Russia's leader Vladimir, speaking in Sochi (following meetings with Middle East crown princes who confirmed Russia as a key partner - "isolated"?), has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard the failing world order: *PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY *PUTIN: WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING Adding that the risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, as well as the risk of arms control treaties being violated, Putin exclaimed that the US-led unipolar world is like a dictatorship over other countries and that "US leadership brings...
  • Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security's panty raid

    10/23/2014 3:38:40 PM PDT · by dware · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.23.2014 | FoxNews.com
    When two burly men walked into a Missouri women's underwear store Tuesday, the owners didn't think much of it -- until the pair flashed their Homeland Security badges and confiscated several dozen panties bearing the initials "KC" in honor of the Kansas City Royals.
  • URGENT - NORAD alert

    10/22/2014 10:47:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | Oct 22, 2014 | wyff4.com
    (CNN) -- In response to the ongoing situation at Canada's Parliament, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has increased its alert posture, CNN has learned. That means that it has increased the number of planes on a higher alert status ready to respond if needed. NORAD and Canadian law enforcement and Canadian authorities are in contact, an official told CNN.
  • Does Obama Care About People? (The Only One He Cares About Is 0bama).

    10/21/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn't doing much stumping this year. He limits his campaigning mostly to fundraisers. This is the year, after all, when Democratic candidates are announcing how important it is in our system of government to have honest disagreements with the president. They're hastening to say that they would be tougher than he is on ISIS. They are declaring...
  • What is to Prevent Ebola Spreading to Central and South America?

    10/15/2014 5:45:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 45 replies
    self | October 15, 2014 | self
    We have one of the best health care systems in the world. The CDC assures us that the outbreak is under control. There have been only 2 new cases since the Liberian patient arrived.The 1918 flu epidemic killed more people than WW2. The mobilization of millions living in close proximity aided the spread of the virus. https://virus.stanford.edu/uda/Crowded conditions accelerate the spread of disease. Children crowded on trains moving through Mexico, and living in refugee centers in the US would cause the disease to spread more rapidly and allow the virus to rapidly enter the US. Why are our leaders gambling...
  • Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat(Not Russia, Iran, ISIS)

    10/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/13/14 | c davenport
    The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster response as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map for how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic defense planning situations to a rethinking of the...
  • Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

    10/13/2014 5:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2014 4:02 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday. […] “Climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we already confront today—from infectious disease to armed insurgencies—and to produce new challenges in the future,” Hagel said. He spoke during the opening session of the conference, which was attended by defense ministers and military chiefs of more...
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • CDC chief on second Ebola case: There was a breach in protocol

    10/12/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 208 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 11, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there was "clearly" a breach in protocol that led to a Texas health care worker contracting Ebola after treating a Liberian man who later died from the virus, although authorities do not yet know what that breach was. "We're deeply concerned about this new development," Dr. Thomas Frieden said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "I think the fact that we don't know of a breach in protocol is concerning because clearly there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the...
  • Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries - accuse him of trying to "pass the buck"

    10/09/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A growing number of Democrats are pressuring President Obama to ban flights to Ebola-ravaged countries despite repeated warnings from global health leaders that closing borders could accelerate the crisis. A group of 27 lawmakers, including three Democrats, signed a letter Wednesday urging Obama to ignore health officials and immediately halt flights from the West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. The lawmakers accused Obama of attempting to “pass the buck” onto organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), which have advised against travel bans. Obama has said he would not ban travel unless the WHO reversed its position. “[The WHO] has...
  • Border Agents Catch East African Man Trying to Sneak Into U.S.

    10/09/2014 1:08:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sara Carter
    U.S. Border Patrol agents say an incident along the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday night is a clear warning that they are not prepared to deal with the threat of people infected with Ebola and other communicable diseases trying to cross into the United States. Agents in the Rio Grande Valley border sector apprehended a man from the eastern African nation of Eritrea who was trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Agents told TheBlaze it isn’t the first time they’ve apprehended someone from Africa or “special interest aliens” – persons from nations with known terrorist ties – trying to cross the...
  • Coast Guard steps up Ebola screening at Texas ports

    10/09/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 9, 2014 | MICHAEL MARKS
    WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has stepped up screening of crews arriving in Texas from West Africa for possible Ebola symptoms. The new measures are for any vessel that has visited West Africa within its last five ports of call. They also require that any crew member with symptoms of Ebola be quarantined. In Houston, one of the world’s busiest ports, some dockworkers say they’re fearful. But no Ebola cases have been found yet, and Coast Guard officials say there’s little need to panic. “Ships from other countries, we want to be aware of where they’ve been,” said Coast Guard...
  • Report: White House knew of possible tie to prostitution scandal

    10/09/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | David McCabe
    David Nieland, who led the investigation for the DHS inspector general’s office, later told Senate aides examining the investigation that his superiors had asked him to keep those details out of the report. He also said that the request to leave the information out came from his superiors shortly after they met with Janet Napolitano, then the secretary of homeland security.Nieland also said that he had been told to delay the release of the report until after the election. A Washington Post story published Wednesday night alleges that the White House did not rigorously investigate information linking a volunteer for...
  • Obama Spokesman Responds to Leon Panetta’s Accusations by Calling Him Names

    10/08/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/08/2104
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has lobbed a series of damning accusations against his old boss, President Barack Obama. In his new book, Panetta says that Benghazi was always an obvious terrorist attack. He says that Obama approaches the world like a law professor, meaning that he does not usually see reality if it does not comport with his preconceived notions. Panetta writes that Obama’s decisions on Syria and Iraq have paved the way for the rise of of the Islamic State. Panetta writes that Obama has given up on the job, rather than continue to try working with Republicans...
  • General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.'

    10/08/2014 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Those looking for good news on the fight against Ebola will not find much encouragement from Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command. As Jim Garamone of Department of Defense News reports, Kelly told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday that, if the disease reaches Central America, "it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States." He also said with certainty that "there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa." “By the end of the year, there’s...
  • Ebola survivors in West Africa advised to use condoms to avoid spreading virus.

    10/07/2014 11:34:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2014 | Reuters
    Sex could keep the Ebola epidemic alive even after the World Health Organization (WHO) declares an area free of the disease, one of the discoverers of the deadly virus said on Tuesday. The WHO is hoping to announce later this week that Nigeria and Senegal are free of Ebola after 42 days with no infections. The 42 days is the standard period for declaring an outbreak over, twice the maximum 21-day incubation period of the virus. However, it appears the disease can last much longer in semen. 'In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen for at least...
  • SHOULD THE U.S. ABANDON THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM?

    10/07/2014 12:04:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 7, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating foreign countries to enter the U.S. without a visa for 90 days. In exchange for this benefit, participating countries agree to information-sharing and security cooperation with the U.S., along with reciprocal travel privileges for U.S. citizens. The rise of ISIS has created a heightened threat of foreign terrorists entering the U.S. from European countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Accordingly, some members of Congress are talking about ending the program. Yesterday the Heritage Foundation took up this question. You can watch the program here. Former Secretary of Homeland Security...
  • FBI director warns of [imminent] Khorasan attack - “the metastasis of al Qaeda”

    10/06/2014 1:14:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2014 | Vicki Needham
    The head of the FBI said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the U.S. is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack. FBI Director James Comey said the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, may still be working on a plan to hit the United States. “Khorasan was working and may still be working on an effort to attack the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon,” he said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” “I can’t sit here and tell you whether it’s their plan is tomorrow or three weeks or three months...
  • NATIONAL PHYSICIAN ORGANIZATION DIRECTOR: 'RESTRICTED ENTRY' NECESSARY TO STOP SPREAD OF EBOLA

    10/04/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons states that restricted entry to the United States will be necessary to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. “The potential for devastating loss of life is real,” wrote Dr. Jane M. Orient on the website of AAPS. “The disease must be stopped before there are millions of persons exposed instead of 100.” Orient said that restricting entry to the United States means that travelers from areas affected by Ebola must be “carefully screened and quarantined when indicated.” Additionally, she warned that to contain the spread of Ebola,...
  • WHITE HOUSE: NO TRAVEL BAN FROM AFRICA NEEDED DESPITE EBOLA SCARE IN DALLAS

    10/04/2014 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    The federal government is not considering a travel ban to the United States from Africa, thanks to a “sophisticated multi layer screening system" at airports in Africa, according to the White House. “If we can screen through the transportation system to ensure that individuals that are exhibiting symptoms don't have access to a transportation system, then you can keep the transportation system secure,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters aboard Air Force One. A travel ban would make it more difficult for professionals to reach Africa to help end the Ebola epidemic, he explained.
  • Joe Biden explains how Ebola is like ISIS

    10/03/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ashley Killough CNN
    (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden argued that the Ebola virus is on par with ISIS in Iraq and Syria when it comes to global security threats. Speaking in Boston Thursday at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Biden warned that "threats as diverse as terrorism and pandemic disease" are crossing borders "at blinding speeds," and they demand a global response involving more players "than ever before." "This has all led to a number of immediate crises that demand our attention from ISIL to Ebola to Ukraine -- just to name a few that are on our front door -- as...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Obama's Loose Lips

    10/02/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2014 | Ed Lasky
    The World War Two-era motto “Loose lips sink ships” was meant to save lives and prevent harm to America. It is also an admonition that Barack Obama, Commander-in-Chief, has been wilfully contravening for years when it comes to America’s overseas opponents. Ever since he became President Barack Obama has worked to weaken America’s posture toward our adversaries. Some of these have been obvious: eviscerating American armed forces, betraying ally relationships built up over decades, and empowering foes such as Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. Others have flown under the radar screen but, like the diminishing fleet of stealth fighters in...
  • AWOL Afghan soldiers reportedly sought asylum out of fear of Taliban

    10/01/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 1, 2014
    Three Afghan soldiers who vanished during training in Massachusetts last month and resurfaced days later at the Canadian border said they want asylum because returning to the homeland they are sworn to defend could mean death at the hands of the Taliban. “They catch us, they kill us,” Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, told the Boston Globe of the Taliban, the terrorist government driven into exile by coalition forces. “They tip those who kill us.” Arash and the others, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, say the lives of their relatives back home have been threatened. The soldiers...
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 69 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Ltc.Allen West speaks at National Security Action Summit II

    09/29/2014 8:15:04 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | You Tube
    National Security Action Summit II 29.9.2014 Allen West speaks on US military strategy in the new front against Islamic jihad. 6:30 minutes and well worth the time.
  • Putin’s former aide: Russia has been preparing for global war since 2003

    09/27/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Lithuania Tribune ^ | Friday, September 26, 2014
    People in the Baltic states cannot feel secure. Russian President Vladimir Putin has a plan he has been working on for over a decade. So says former adviser to President Putin, Andrey Illarionov. Giving a presentation at a conference in Palanga, Lithuania, Illarionov, who advised Putin on economic policy in 2000-2005, referred to a question that was raised in the recent Riga Conference 2014: Can people in Riga sleep peacefully at night? “The same question could be raised in Tallinn, Vilnius, Palanga, Bucharest and other cities. No one in Riga could reply to it in the positive,” Illarionov said. “From...
  • A National Security Election: Just In Time

    09/24/2014 10:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    PPP polls always have a "(D)" behind it to alert readers that it is a Democratic shop, and its polls could well reflect bias.So when their latest has Tom Cotton 6 points atop incumbent (and invisible) Mark Pryor, the bell is tolling for Pryor.As it should, given Pryor's 97 percent support of President Obama. Congressman Cotton is fond of listing the places throughout Arkansas where he has campaigned, looking for an Arkansan who agrees with the president 97 percent of the time and has been unable to find him --outside of D.C. and Senator Pryor's office.There is also good news...
  • Immigration News: A New Wave Of Central American Kids Will Reach The US Soon According To Experts

    09/23/2014 6:57:55 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Latin Times ^ | Sep 21 2014 | No Attribution
    While the U.S. government acknowledges that there is still a lot to do about the crisis of Central American children entering the country, experts and activists believe that sooner rather than later a new wave of unaccompanied youngsters will arrive at the border with Mexico. " "The situation in Central America hasn't changed, we have the same problems of insecurity and violence, the lack of governability continues and jobs are still a problem - there is no work for young people who are members of cartels or street gangs," the director of the Americas Program of the Center for Strategic...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to ... Barack Obama?

    09/19/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 33 replies
    Rare / Cox Media Group ^ | September 19, 2014 | Matt Purple
    Senator Ted Cruz isn’t one to throw a bone to the Obama administration. But a new bill that he introduced would give the government enormous new powers when it comes to national security. It’s called the “Expatriate Terrorist Act” and on the surface its intentions seem good enough. It allows the United States to revoke the citizenship of anyone fighting for or aiding a terrorist group like ISIS. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or...
  • ‘Several Thousand Syrian Nationals’ Coming To America

    09/19/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 17 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Bob Parks
    Considering what’s been going on in Syria over the last few years (including the official emergence of ISIS), and after the questionable scrutiny in giving thousands of visas to so-called immigrant-children refugees, I’m not sure this is a good idea.
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • 'Security Moms' Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats

    09/17/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 17, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country. Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points. In 2002, that advantage disappeared entirely. The biggest reason: 9/11. In polls that year, according to Gallup, women consistently expressed more fear of terrorism that men. And that fear pushed them toward the GOP, which they trusted far more to keep the nation safe. As then-Senator...
  • Chris Hayes Dismisses Concerns Over Terrorist Border Infiltration As 'Girl Talk'

    09/16/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging the MSNBC PC police! On his All In show this evening, Chris Hayes used some decidedly un-PC language to dismiss concerns that ISIS or other terrorist groups might be infiltrating across our porous southern border. Huffed Hayes: "in the years since September 11, there have been occasional stories of this type. Sort of, a kind of girl talk mash-up of the fear about the border and the fear about terrorism being fused together." The fear of terrorists coming across the border is "girl talk?" Off to the re-education camp with Chris! View the video here.
  • 9/11 the 13th: When Will Uncle Sam Pursue American, Not Islamic Interests?

    09/12/2014 12:34:05 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | September 11, 2014 | Diana West
    It’s 9/11 the 13th, and these United States have never been closer to losing the last vestiges of their foundational identity. Long ago, our first president, George Washington, prophetically warned against “attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs.” In the last century, such sentiments, tragically (as I increasingly believe), fell into disrepute. In our time, Washington’s 21st-century successors, George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, have no such compunction. On the contrary, their response to the Islamic assault of 9/11 and the aftermath of continuing jihad have been to link the fortunes of this great nation with those of warring tribes...
  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 2:42:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/14 | By David Martosko
    The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration's Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. ....'A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.'
  • President Obama's Politically-Driven, Hastily Taped-Together, Counterterrorism Strategy

    09/12/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    (P) resident Obama came into office in 2009, telling the American people he would end the wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six years later, facing a broader and more lethal terrorist threat, he is now telling us why we need to go to war again. To say Obama can't seem to make up his mind in the war on terrorism (a designation his administration stopped using the day he entered the Oval Office), is putting it mildly. If anything, his naive plan of withdrawal and retreat and the way it was carried out in the face of a...
  • Gallup: GOP holds 23 point lead over Democrats as party best able to keep US safe

    09/12/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Seven weeks to go until the mid term elections in November and there us further evidence that the Democrats are in deep trouble.Gallup released its "Governance Poll" yesterday and it showed a whopping 23 point lead for Republicans as the party best able to keep the country safe. Perhaps more relevant to the elections, Republicans hold a nine point lead over Democrats as the party best able to keep America prosperous. The nuimber represents almost exactly the same margin held by the GOP in the lead up to the wave election of 2010. The Republican Party has expanded its historical...
  • Nuclear Nightmare: As Terror Fears Spike, Power Plant Near Nation’s Capital Sits...

    09/09/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/2014 | Alex Pappas
    About 50 miles outside Washington D.C. is a nuclear power plant that sits on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the sort of place the government has warned is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.But an investigation conducted by The Daily Caller found that anybody can enter the property of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, drive through the front gates, park not far from a nuclear reactor and have no contact of any kind with security.A reporter and videographer drove from the nation’s capital last Friday to Calvert Cliffs and twice accessed the power plant site. No one...
  • Russia practicing nuke attacks on America from Canada

    09/08/2014 7:59:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    Media hound “Selfies’ like Obama and Cameron should be booed off the world stage, forced back to the work they were elected to do: Protection of the people of the U.S, Britain While Selfie Supremos President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron were hosting NATO showbiz, complete with a flyover and kingly feast at Cardiff Castle, last Thursday and Friday, guess what the Russians were doing? Two Russian strategic bombers were conducting practice cruise missile attacks on the United States of America at the same time the NATO summit was being held in Wales. The Obama/Cameron NATO flyover was...
  • The return of the politics of terror

    09/08/2014 4:46:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    illustration/The Hill The politics of terrorism have returned with a vengeance for the midterm elections. National security dominated the first election cycles after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with Democrats fearful of being labeled unpatriotic if they criticized then-President George W. Bush. The Republican advantage eroded years later as public opinion soured against the Iraq War. By the time President Obama sought reelection in 2012, he was able to tout the killing of Osama bin Laden to portray Democrats as the party of strength in foreign policy. But now, with the 13th anniversary of 9/11 just days away, Obama...