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  • Mr. President, Your Summit Had it Wrong

    03/01/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Mr. President, Your recent summit to “Counter Violent Extremism” was flawed from the start—beginning with its name. Extremism is indeed a threat (especially a threat to Christians), but that is not what we face when confronting ISIS. On that issue, I’m afraid you’re confused. First let’s look at the definition of extremists: namely, people who advocate or resort to measures beyond norms to enforce their views. To look at textbook examples of extremism, one doesn’t need to look abroad. Let’s enumerate some acts of extremism inflicted by the US government: Removing the Bible by force from schools after it had...
  • Pence for Defense--The presidential candidates could learn from Indiana’s governor.

    02/28/2015 7:03:37 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 28, 2015 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Lost in much of the reporting about CPAC is that almost all of the likely presidential candidates—really, all of them, with the exception of Rand Paul—seemed to place themselves at the Reaganite hawkish-internationalist end of the foreign policy spectrum. The much-heralded return of Republican isolationism or anti-interventionism wasn’t much in evidence, except during Rand Paul's half hour on the stage. The other candidates all criticized President Obama for his foreign policy weakness and timidity, and made the case for greater American strength and resolve. Of course, most of the speakers didn't go into great detail, especially on the question of...
  • Susan Rice: Choking on a Gnat

    02/28/2015 5:46:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Even in a Senate then controlled by Democrats, President ObamaÂ’s National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice, could not be confirmed as his second term Secretary of State. ThatÂ’s because she notoriously went on five Sunday television news talk shows to claim that the September 11, 2012 attack on our diplomatic compound at Benghazi was provoked by an anti-Islamic video. It soon became clear that cover story was false. She was then our Ambassador to the UN. Now, Amb. Rice is on TV making news again. She told PBSÂ’s Charlie Rose that the address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress...
  • Obama’s Failure [consistent, misrepresentation of terror threat; Iran]

    02/28/2015 2:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about IranÂ’s nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence heÂ’s had for years with IranÂ’s supreme leader. He wants John Boehner to be mindful of protocol. And most of all, he wants Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop questioning his accommodationist approach to Tehran. With...
  • Senate Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America

    02/27/2015 4:15:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    No Senate Democrats block measure backing Bibi’s speechThe Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress. Critics of the Obama administration view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahu’s address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. No Senate Democrats sponsored the measure, which attracted 50 Republican cosponsors. However, none attempted to block its passage, signaling that support for Israel and Netanyahu’s message has outweighed a pressure...
  • Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

    02/26/2015 5:30:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | PAUL SPERRY
    France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House's three-day summit on terrorism.
  • Reid vows to block DHS conference

    02/26/2015 9:08:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday vowed to block any effort by House Republicans to amend a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Standing next to House Democratic Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in a rare joint press conference, Reid blasted any plan by House Republicans to force negotiations over homeland security funding as a “waste of time” and said Senate Democrats would block a conference committee from forming on a DHS funding bill. We’ve heard all kinds of rumors that the House is going to take our fully funded bill and send it back with a number of...
  • Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/18/2015 8:18:49 AM PST · by Randall_S · 33 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | February 18, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies. The five-part series will present a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate). They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama. The violence in the Middle East and...
  • Betrayal Papers Part 2: In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun”

    02/25/2015 3:37:11 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 25, 2015 | The Betrayal Papers
    The first article of the Betrayal Papers asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood was not only influential in the United States government, but in fact dominated the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This article will name several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). These individuals have helped dictate national security policies that have crippled counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Network of...
  • The Left’s Outrage over Giuliani Rings False

    02/24/2015 11:57:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Does anybody really buy the Left’s faux outrage over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opinion, offered at a private event for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last Wednesday, that President Obama does not love America? After all, it’s a matter of orthodoxy on the right that Barack Obama’s opinion of America ranges from mild disapproval to outright hatred. In my own estimation, it is somewhere between. A thought experiment for you: How do you think a spouse, a friend, or a colleague would react if you suggested — in your nicest voice — “I think you’re wonderful, but I...
  • We ask an expert: Can US counter China’s longterm plans to dominate us? His response is disturbing.

    02/24/2015 9:09:50 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 13 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-02-24 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "Everybody tells me that I should be more pessimistic — that the “friends of China,” what I call the “cheerleaders for China” — are too strong, too well-entrenched, and they know that if someone like me comes along, they just have to demonize that person, or try to undercut their arguments. That’s why the book ["The Hundred-Year Marathon"] has 70 pages of footnotes. I’m trying to show the actual documents. But I am slightly pessimistic I would say, that our country historically wakes up with a Pearl Harbor attack, or some kind of huge disaster takes place. Then in the...
  • Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

    02/23/2015 7:43:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/19/15 | Paul Sperry
    France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House's three-day summit on terrorism. Instead, Vice President Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session that the "wave" of Muslim immigration is "not going to stop." Wave? More like a tsunami. Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations —...
  • Homeland Security: Secure the borders, secure the nation, remain armed and ready!

    02/23/2015 11:59:51 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    February 23, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Mandatory steps in securing our nation and our homes and neighborhoods from Islamic Terrorist attacks: 1) Quit pouring money down the federal drain to use in setting up unconstitutional restrictions on the people (shutter the DHS). 2) Enforce the immigration laws. Secure the borders! 3) Quit trying to disarm the people. Abolish all so-called "gun-free" zones which are in reality killing fields by invitation. 4) We the people need to enforce our second amendment rights: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...
  • A credibility gap [for Obama on Iran negotiations]

    02/23/2015 5:24:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Fred Hiatt
    Can President Obama sell an Iran deal at home? If his negotiators strike an agreement next month, we already know that it will be far from ideal: Rather than eradicating Iran’s nuclear-weapons potential, as once was hoped, a pact would seek to control Iran’s activities for some limited number of years. Such a deal might be defensible on the grounds that it is better than any alternative, given that most experts believe a military “solution” would be at best temporary and possibly counterproductive. But making that kind of lesser-evil defense would be challenging in any circumstances. Three conditions will make...
  • Rand Paul Questions Motives of Republican Hawks, But Not Obama's - Tough on Repubs, soft on Obama

    02/21/2015 11:36:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    TWS - The Weekly Standard ^ | February 21, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Rand Paul chided Rudy Giuliani for comments the former New York City mayor made about Barack Obama's love for his country. In a television interview with local Louisville station WAVE, Paul said, “it's one thing to disagree on policy” but “it’s a mistake to question people’s motives.”It's an admirable principle. But it’s one that Paul routinely abandons when he talks about hawks in his own party.On at least two separate occasions, Paul accused Dick Cheney of taking the country to war to enhance Halliburton’s profits. At a campaign appearance in Montana on behalf of his father in 2008, Paul noted...
  • Obama says world should address ‘grievances’ that terrorists exploit

    02/19/2015 6:35:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON – President Obama defended his administration’s approach to the terror threat at a White House summit Wednesday, standing by claims that groups like the Islamic State do not represent Islam -- as well as assertions that job creation could help combat extremism. Obama, addressing the Washington audience on the second day of the summit, said the international community needs to address “grievances” that terrorists exploit, including economic and political issues. He stressed that poverty alone doesn’t cause terrorism, but “resentments fester” and extremism grows when millions of people are impoverished. “We do have to address the grievances that terrorists...
  • 10 Troubling Aspects of President Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Summit

    02/18/2015 9:39:38 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-02-18 | Benjamin Weingarten
    The White House’s “Countering Violent Extremism” summit is barely underway, yet the message is already clear: the conference is politically correct — and far worse — a charade. And that is a charitable interpretation. Its sponsors are engaging in intentional obfuscation (e.g., saying “violent extremism” is the enemy), as well as peddling ineffective and ill-considered policy proposals (more community “empowerment”). The conference will effectively aid and abet America’s increasingly ascendant jihadist foes. Reviewing the Obama administration’s summit preview, here are its 10 most disturbing aspects:
  • Will McConnell make a deal?

    02/18/2015 3:50:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Don’t count on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to play dealmaker in the fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. The Kentucky Republican is under intense pressure from conservatives to hold the line against President Obama’s immigration actions, and he shows no signs of backing down. McConnell on Tuesday used a judge’s injunction against Obama’s immigration order to increase the pressure on Democrats, saying the onus is on them to stop filibustering legislation that would fund the DHS and stop an illegal power grab by the White House. “Senate Democrats — especially those who’ve voiced opposition to the President’s executive...
  • Retired 4-star admiral says the unsayable about Islam and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy

    02/16/2015 9:59:36 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 32 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-02-16 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Recently we reported on retired Lt. Gen. and former DIA Chief Mike Flynn’s devastating criticism of the terms of President Obama’s Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS. Another prominent retired member of America’s armed forces who has emerged as an outspoken opponent of the Obama administration’s foreign policy is four-star admiral James “Ace” Lyons. During the Center for Security Policy’s recent Defeat Jihad Summit, the naval officer of 36 years, who served most recently as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, made some simply astounding comments about Islam and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy:
  • Governor Scott Walker Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

    02/16/2015 1:52:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | February 15, 2015 | Bill Chandler
    3:08 video: Governor Scott Walker’s Interview with Young America Foundation Reflects on Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” SpeechGov. Scott Walker: “You can give that speech [Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing"] today, not tell people who it was, just play it, play the audio, and I think people would find it just as compelling today as it was the day he gave it.”[Oct 1964] .................." “President Obama and his allies tend to measure success in government by how many people depend on the government, how many people are on medicare, food-stamp, unemployment. We instead, we the conservatives measure success in...
  • Is Scott Walker qualified to be president?

    02/13/2015 1:40:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    <p>So why would Walker be a bad choice? Three reasons........</p> <p>The world is a dangerous place. We can't afford another commander-in-chief with no foreign policy experience who doesn't understand America's role in the world. As the governor of Wisconsin--as opposed to U.S. senator (Rand Paul, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz) or a former U.N. ambassador(John Bolton)--Walker's diplomatic experience is limited to settling disputes with Minnesota during football season. He would be learning on the job while rogue actors like ISIS, Iran, Russia and North Korea threaten Americans, create unrest and perpetuate acts of terror. There are times to look to the states and elect leaders who can focus the nation's attention on domestic priorities like the economy, and there are times to look for leaders with a firm handle on foreign policy because the stakes are too high to gamble on that front. Guess which era we're living in.</p>
  • [Lanny] Davis: Brian Williams — lie or real mistake? [cover for Hillary's "memory distortions?"]

    02/11/2015 4:33:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Lanny Davis
    The issue for me regarding the Brian Williams controversy is whether he made a mistake or intentionally misled people by making a claim he knew was false, i.e., lied. To conclude that a mistake is actually a lie requires a lot of proof. Otherwise, if there is a possible explanation of an honest memory mistake, I give the person the benefit of the doubt. Williams said that in 2003, he was in a helicopter forced down by enemy fire — a mistaken recollection, as he told Stars and Stripes on Feb. 4. He said that the mistake was a result...
  • No Jews to See Here

    02/11/2015 1:11:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 10, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "................Well, we can all say carelessly formulated things when we're off the prompter,particularly when lulled by a sycophantic interviewer. So I suppose it was just about possible that this was indeed "an obviously accidental micro-gaffe" by Obama. Except that,as The Washington Free Beacon pointed out,the Government of the United States spent much of the day insisting that the President meant every word he said. From Josh Earnest's White House press conference:JIM ACOSTA:Just to be clear though,that shooting at that deli in Paris was not random, correct?Did the president misspeak there?JOSH EARNEST:Jim,I believe the point the president was trying to make...
  • Stabbed in the Back

    02/10/2015 11:55:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    From April of 1992 until December of 1995 the nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was wracked by a vicious war and brutality not witnessed on the European continent since the atrocities of Nazi Germany during World War II. The Bosnian War was primarily a war over territory between Serbian forces on one side and the ethnic Muslim Bosniaks on the other side. The Croats were also interested in gaining parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of a Greater Croatia. The battles between the Serbs, Croats and the Bosniaks resulted in brutality that reached a new level with bitter fighting...
  • Obama, Susan Rice Repeat Claim to Have ‘Halted’ Iran’s Nuclear Progress

    02/09/2015 10:17:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2015 - 4:36 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    More than two weeks after saying during his State of the Union address that an interim agreement with Iran had “halted the progress of its nuclear program”—a claim since disputed—President Obama repeated the assertion in his National Security Strategy report, released on Friday. “We are currently testing whether it is possible to achieve a comprehensive resolution to assure the international community that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful, while the Joint Plan of Action has halted the progress of Iran’s program,” Obama wrote in the introductory letter to the NSS. The report repeats the claim on two other occasions, referring in...
  • President Barack Obama’s list of global dangers

    02/06/2015 5:24:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2015 | By Nahal Toosi
    President Barack Obama has spent six years getting pilloried by his opponents for his cautious and collaborative leadership on the world stage. But if his second National Security Strategy is any guide, he hasn’t lost faith in his approach. The document, which was signed by the president and released Friday, is used to direct and prioritize the administration’s actions around the world. It analyzes a range of threats and challenges, from the expected (terrorism) to the less so (defending the rights of gays and lesbians). And it reflects how much the world has changed since Obama’s first strategy was released...
  • White House: Climate change threatens national security (on par with terrorism, WMD, disease)

    02/06/2015 5:17:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration looks at climate change as a threat to national security on par with terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and disease outbreaks. President Obama’s national security strategy released Friday updates the previous plan published in 2010, with focuses on Russia, Islamic militants and health. “Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water,” the White House says in the 35-page strategy document. “The present day effects of climate change are being felt from the Arctic to the Midwest. Increased...
  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White House’s new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is “stronger than we have been in a very long time” despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. “Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • President's Advisers Are Leaving Him To Join Clinton

    02/06/2015 8:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama had a bad day at the office this week. His top advisers were leaving him in droves. His fourth nominee to be defense secretary was taking positions that betrayed deep disagreements over national security issues. And a long line of Republican presidential contenders have begun lobbing a barrage of attacks on his policies that aren't going to end until Nov. 4, 2016. Ashton B. Carter, Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday that he was "very much inclined" to provide high-powered weaponry to the besieged Ukrainian government to deter Russian...
  • Utah's massive NSA data center using more water

    02/04/2015 9:08:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | February 2, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>Records show the National Security Agency data center in Utah used more water in 2014, though the usage is still far lower than expected. The water usage peaked at 6.6 million gallons for the month of August.</p>
  • URGENT: Obama’s Muslim Adviser Busted Going Off on Insane, Anti-Christian Rant [TWEETS]

    02/02/2015 4:27:33 AM PST · by DBCJR · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 31st, 2015
    "Elibiary...states that, “no matter xenophobia & hatefulness from this loud ‪#‎Christianist‬ subculture, we won’t abandon our vision for this nation.” [See other Tweets]
  • The FBI is looking for Ghazi Nasr Al-Din and believes he could be in South Florida

    02/01/2015 4:09:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    WPTV ^ | January 30, 2015
    The FBI is looking for Ghazi Nasr Al-Din and believes he could be in South Florida. He was just added to the bureau’s seeking information terrorism list. The agency wants to talk to him about his fundraising efforts with Hezbollah contributors. Hezbollah is an Islamic militant group. Nasr Al-Din is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 175 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion. He speaks Arabic and Spanish and he has dual citizenship in Lebanon and Venezuela. If you see him call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800- 225-5324) or contact your local...
  • FBI: Ex-Venezuelan Ambassador to Lebanon Fundraised for Hezbollah

    02/01/2015 4:47:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Breitbart/National Security ^ | January 31, 2015 | Frances Martel
    The FBI has added a former Venezuelan ambassador to Lebanon and Syria to their Terrorism “Seeking Information” list, after evidence indicated that Ghazi Nasr al Din was using his position to help fundraise for the Shiite terror group Hezbollah. Nasr al Din, a dual Venezuelan and Lebanese citizen, served both of his terms under socialist leader Hugo Chávez before his death and has also served at the head of the Shi’a Islamic Center in Caracas, Venezuela, according to the United States Department of Treasury. The Treasury designated Nasr al Din a “supporter” of Hezbollah in 2008, with Adam J. Szubin,...
  • Our dangerous new McCarthyism:..what the media’s not telling you about the new Cold War [barfy]

    01/30/2015 4:35:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | January 29, 2015 | Patrick L. Smith
    It is time to attempt that hardest of things—to see ourselves for who we are, to see what it is we are doing and what is being done to us. Two things prompt the thought. We have the latest news on Washington’s confrontation with Russia, and we have a newly precipitous decline in the national conversation on this crisis. In my estimation, we reach dangerous new lows in both respects. It is always difficult for the living to see themselves as suspended in history. Being up against the rock face of events, being the stuff of which events are made,...
  • Jordan agrees to prisoner swap with ISIS in deal that could free pilot, Japanese journalist

    01/28/2015 4:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2015
    Jordan has agreed to demands from ISIS that it release a female jihadist held since 2006, in a move that could free a Jordanian pilot captured in Syria last month and possibly a Japanese journalist who pleaded for his life in a video released by the terror group on Tuesday. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said in a statement the nation was prepared to free Sajida al-Rishawi, who was convicted of taking part in a deadly hotel bombing, if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is released unharmed. His comments were carried by Jordan's official Petra news agency. Although he...
  • Denis McDonough on Adm's domestic, foreign policy priorities ["trust funds,"tax rate,prisoners]

    01/26/2015 2:57:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | January 25, 2015 | transcript
    ...WALLACE:The White House has made it clear that it flatly opposes paying ransom..now,ISIS is making a new demand,offering a swap of the Japanese hostage for a terrorist being held in Jordan.Is that something to be considered?MCDONOUGH:You know,our policies are pretty well set..We don't get into negotiation with terrorists.We don't pay ransom..we're not going to do that.WALLACE:And a prisoner swap?MCDONOUGH:We're not going to do that.WALLACE:And you would advise the Japanese not to do that......WALLACE:..the president wants to pay for free community college,for increased child care tax credits by raising taxes on the wealthy,$210 billion over 10 years......WALLACE:..during the Obama years,the top...
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, John Bolton

    01/25/2015 7:30:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | C-SPAN
    Former Ambassador John Bolton spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • The President as Pest

    01/23/2015 4:19:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    With the SOTU behind us, what’s left for Obama in his lame duck years?Looking at his record, it’s difficult to see any promise of accomplishment. His entire tenure has been one vast Gobi of negative achievement unparalleled in the history of this Republic. His domestic record--to mention only the highlights--consists of the Stimulus (“shovel-ready jobs”), ObamaCare, forcing tens of millions out of the workforce, decoupling the stock market from the economy as a whole, and a still stumbling recovery. His “post-racial presidency” is a sad joke, with race relations in a state of tension unseen since the late 60s. His...
  • The Morning After the State Before [turning the page]

    01/22/2015 2:35:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    <p>If they ever put a bullet in your brain I'll complain.</p> <p>Obama's strategy for the rest of the world is to "turn the page" on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven't been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he'd halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was" on the run", has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value – freedom of speech.</p>
  • Team Obama Exposes a CIA Station Chief

    05/29/2014 4:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    When George W. Bush was president, a week didn't go by when the press wasn't dismissing his intelligence and proclaiming his administration's incompetence. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. Someone on his staff demonstrated truly jaw-dropping incompetence by accidentally releasing to 6,000 journalists the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan as part of Obama's welcoming delegation. That is a death sentence, not just for the agent but for all those around him. Try to imagine the media firestorm this would have created had the transgression occurred during the W...
  • White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles

    01/13/2015 9:30:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12. “The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing.
  • Is Houston A Terror Target? (Where are the sleeper cells?)

    01/14/2015 2:43:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    KTRH ^ | 1/14/15 | Cliff Saunders
    Lawmakers are now going public with their concerns that we could see a similar terror attack to what we saw in Paris last week. Some have even said publicly there could be sleeper cells here in the United States. And experts believe Houston remains a prime target for the bad guys. Patrick Poole is a terrorism and national security analyst for PJ Media, and told KTRH our oil and energy industry is what appeals to the terrorists. “Houston is a big sea trade center. You have the oil industry here. And you have a Jamaat ul-Fuqra compound near Houston,” Poole...
  • Do Not Be Fooled by Recent Struggles. Russia Poses a Direct Threat to America and Her Interests.

    01/13/2015 11:50:09 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-01-13 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In the face of difficult circumstances, Russia, understanding the mindset of its “former” foes, made the brilliant decision to join the West through economic and diplomatic “cooperation.” This convergence strategy gave the outward appearance of a liberalizing Russia, but consistent with its historical adeptness at subversion and subterfuge, proved a clever way to rebuild, gain leverage over and embed itself within its enemies. Russia opened itself to trade to raise capital and procure technology that it could use to exploit its natural resources, rebuild its military and enrich Vladimir Putin and his cronies. In so doing, Russia developed energy pipelines...
  • First Muslim tapped to serve on House Intel Committee

    01/13/2015 9:34:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/13/2015 | Dierdre Walsh
    Indiana Rep Andre carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson would be "formally announced" soon as part of the roster Democrats on the intelligence panel, according to these aides. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006. Carson became the second Muslim to serve in the House when was elected in a special election in 2008 to replace his...
  • Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

    01/13/2015 9:22:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 10:32 AM EST | By Lauren French
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting Tuesday she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A senior Democratic aide said Rep. André Carson of Indiana would be named in the “coming days” to the key national security-focused panel. The California Democrat told lawmakers of the appointment during the members’ weekly caucus meeting. Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the House Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s...
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • 'We are Charlie': Across France, nearly 4 million march to honor victims of terrorist attacks

    01/11/2015 5:41:47 PM PST · by truth_seeker · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2015 | staff
    At least 3.7 million people including more than 40 world leaders are marching throughout France on Sunday in a rally of national unity to honor the 17 victims of a three-day terror spree that took place around the French capital. The French Interior Ministry said the rally for unity against terrorism is the largest demonstration in France's history, more than the numbers who took to Paris streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II. The ministry said between 1.2 million and 1.6 million marched the Paris streets. But it said a precise account is...
  • SEAL VET LAWMAKER: OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY INCITES TERRORISTS

    01/09/2015 6:39:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress’ only SEAL veteran, said Obama’s foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday. “When America doesn’t lead–and this administration is not leading–then it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists,” Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News. “Yes, it is appropriate to say Islamic fundamentalist, Islamic radicals because that’s what they are,” he continued, adding that by denying to characterize Islamic terrorists for what they are, Obama is further fueling the jihadist...
  • Sanctions on North Korea? Who Cares.

    01/06/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    In a display of resolve the Obama Administration announced new sanctions, a “proportional response”, directed against the government of North Korea in response to the North Korean dictatorship’s recent reported cyber-attack involving senior executives of the SONY Corporation. In a country where the citizens have been eating dirt for years because of the communist regime’s policies, such a response by Barack Obama will clearly have no impact on the North Korean dictatorship’s behavior. Aside from the bluster of their ‘official statements’, the rogue regime simply isn’t very concerned about U.S. sanctions. They will just find ways to skirt any additional...