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  • State Dept Responds to ISIS Kidnapping of Christians by Saying Real Victims are Muslims

    02/25/2015 7:35:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Inc. is starting to remind me of a corporation whose products kill people that makes it a point to embed a talking point about how safe its products are in its every statement.
  • Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor

    02/24/2015 7:30:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | James Rosen
    EXCLUSIVE: A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned. Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county's Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said. ·
  • State Department Names First Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

    02/23/2015 2:49:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    AP ^ | February 23. 2015 | Josh Lederman
    The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas. Randy Berry, currently the consul general in the Netherlands, will promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, Secretary of State John Kerry said. A longtime foreign service officer, Berry has served at U.S. posts in Bangladesh, Egypt, Uganda and South Africa, and speaks Spanish and Arabic.
  • Presidential Peace Puke:New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson

    02/20/2015 2:57:12 PM PST · by lbryce
    US State Department ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Original Title:Remarks Announcing the New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here. I would like to introduce Secretary of State John Kerry. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Thank you very much, Assistant Secretary Jacobson. Let me say that I’m pleased the ambassador – Colombia’s Ambassador Villegas – thank you for joining us, and good morning, everybody. Shortly after I was elected to the Senate in the 1980s, I served as chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. And we spent a lot of time focused on Colombia, which was...
  • Marie Harf’s College Thesis: Right-Wing Support for Israel ‘Complicates’ Foreign Policy

    02/20/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Steinberg
    Reports Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller: State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on “how conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy,” according to Indiana University records. This doesn’t appear to be a stretch of the source material by any means. Howley precisely quotes the article “College ‘Luminary’ Marie Harf followed father to IU, political science” which was published on November 10 last year on an Indiana University website: She credits her IU professors — and especially her undergraduate honors advisors, political science professors Mike McGinnis and Marjorie Hershey, and English and Jewish studies...
  • Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

    02/20/2015 11:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Where does the Obama Administration find these people? How did Marie Harf - the deputy spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs - get her job? On Monday she provided the latest proof that Barack Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with are not just dangerously incompetent, they're idiots. Appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Harf said the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is not with guns and bombs but with job programs. That's right. After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for...
  • Shovel-Ready Jobs for Beheaders?

    02/20/2015 10:37:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: Bob Morrison coauthored this piece Stung by criticism that he has no strategy for confronting ISIS, President Obama told his hastily convened “summit on violent extremism” that what these young men need is jobs.Presumably, there are shovel-ready jobs these young terrorists could readily perform. Like grave-digging? Has there ever been a more fatuous response to murderous savagery? Yes. At the beginning of World War II, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain ordered the Royal Air Force (RAF) to bomb Nazy Germany—with leaflets. He ordered young RAF flight crews to risk their lives in order to drop German-language appeals to the people in Hitler’s...
  • The Obama Jobs Pogrom for ISIS

    02/19/2015 7:55:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | John Ransom
    pogromnoun--an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group (This definition is included for liberals who have a way of forgetting history) While ISIS conducts a pogrom in the Middle East on groups like Jews and Christians with whom it disagrees, the Obama administration has transferred their domestic political pogrom on jobs to the black hooded terrorist army.Uh, oh. Now they are in for it. If ISIS thought it was safe when America refused to wage a war on them with conventional weapons, little did it know that Obama was saving his best weapon of mass destruction for now. Cue tension-heightening...
  • GIVE ISIS JOBS — COULD MARIE HARF BE ANY MORE RIDICULOUS?

    02/18/2015 10:23:45 AM PST · by LizHarrison · 59 replies
    Radix News ^ | 2-18-15 | Liz Harrison
    ISIS isn’t about Islam – it’s about jobs! Department of State spokeswoman Marie Harf is lowering the bar yet again when it comes to intelligence in the Obama administration. If anyone doubts that, even Chris “tingles” Matthews from MSNBC is crying foul this time around. The official statement out of our State Department is that Islamic extremism is not the root cause of terrorism. Lack of jobs is the real problem.
  • Let's Get Rid Of The Girl

    02/18/2015 8:41:35 AM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | Fausta Rodriguez Wertz
    I'm old enough to remember an ad (was it IBM’s?) from the late 1960s/early 1970s with the tag line “Let’s get rid of the girl.” The message was that men should treat women in the workforce with respect, and give due credit for their performance. Fast-forward forty-some years and we’re now surrounded by “girls”. The execrable HBO series Girls, about four young women in their mid-twenties with no apparent means of support and zero sense of responsibility (but great sense of entitlement) created, written and starring child abuser Lena Durham. Dunham, as you may recall, was on YouTube comparing voting...
  • (Ebay) Framed document State Dept JOB TRAINING OFFERING FOR MEMBERS OF ISIS

    02/17/2015 10:00:11 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    ebay ^ | 2-17-15 | dfu
    Enjoy the mocking of Marie Harf. Job training for ISIS, my butt. DOCUMENT - non-official State Department job training announcement for members or prospective members of ISIS. You are bidding on a document that will be placed in a cheap frame from the local $.99 store. It may become an interesting piece of historical memorabilia that you can show off when naive leftist airheads visit your home or business. You know the ones. They think John Lennon's "IMAGINE" is the template for dealing with evil in the world. And they loved the video of the children in West L.A. forced...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort (Is Obama letting ISIS in?)

    02/17/2015 5:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • U.S. had no warning on strikes in Libya by Egypt, a counterterrorism ally

    02/17/2015 11:46:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17 at 1:18 PM | Missy Ryan
    A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss military action by a partner nation, said the Egyptian government had not provided Washington advance warning of the strikes, which were launched on Monday in response to the group’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on a Mediterranean beach.
  • State Dept. Spox on ISIS: “We CANNOT win this war by killing them” (Bimbo Alert)

    02/16/2015 8:11:38 PM PST · by Islander7 · 123 replies
    RightScoop ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc… “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to...
  • Yemen Falls Apart: Marines Forced to Destroy Weapons, U.S. Embassy Evacuated,

    02/12/2015 6:29:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Despite President Obama claiming in September that U.S. strategy used to combat terrorism in Yemen has been a "success," so successful in fact that it should be used to defeat ISIS, the country continues to fall apart. Late yesterday the United States evacuated the U.S. embassy in Yemen and Marines were bizarrely ordered by the State Department to destroy issued weapons on their way out. The British and French also closed and evacuated their embassies yesterday citing safety and security concerns. The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of...
  • US to appoint gay rights envoy

    02/06/2015 8:23:11 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 02/07/2015 | AFP
    Foreign service officer, who will be named soon, to help promote awareness of LGBT issues across the world The United States will appoint an openly gay official as a special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas, the US State Department said Friday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Harf said the appointment reflected Kerry’s “commitment and the administration’s commitment...
  • Who's Behind Efforts to Unseat Netanyahu? (U.S. State Deptmt funds anti-Bibi door-to-door campaign)

    02/05/2015 9:19:56 AM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    CBN ^ | February 05, 2015 | Tzippe Barrow
    JERUSALEM, Israel — Some people would say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu must be doing something right. The controversy over his March 3 address on Iran to Congress, along with the U.S. State Department's complicity in a leftist campaign to unseat him, makes it clear he angers a lot of people. What's behind the anger and the well-funded efforts to unseat him? In an op-ed published Tuesday by Arutz Sheva, Ronn Torossian, CEO of one of America's leading public relations firms, documents the history of OneVoice, an organization in the forefront of the anti-Netanyahu campaign. According to Israeli media,...
  • Obama hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    01/30/2015 3:09:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama State Department hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders WaleedSharabyMBStateDeptAfter the recent speech al-Sisi made calling for a reevaluation of the aspects of Islamic thinking that are “antagonizing the entire world,” the State Department should be working closely with him on strategies for teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Muslim countries. Instead, it is meeting with his opposition, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 28, 2015:...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/29/2015 9:47:12 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-28-15 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.
  • A Matter Of Priorities

    01/15/2015 6:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Obama administration is historic. That’s something we hear constantly from media elites, from congressional Democrats and, frankly from the White House itself. And they’re right. This administration has overseen a historically slow economic recovery; it has overseen the ceding of more ground to terrorists than ever before; it rung up more debt than every previous administration combined, and so on. It is historic. Another way in which the Obama administration is historic is in its employ of Islamic theologians in positions where such expertise isn’t required. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent the last week explaining to...
  • State Dept.: Yeah, we don’t know if Cuba has released the 53 prisoners we required they release

    01/06/2015 7:00:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Behold, the superior negotiating powers of President Barack Obama: State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki repeatedly refused to answer questions this afternoon about the 53 political detainees Cuba promised to release as part of a deal with President Obama to normalize relations with the United States.When asked about a lack of transparency in the prisoner exchange process, Psaki said, “Well, we know who’s on there. And the Cuban government knows who’s on there.” …After Psaki stated that she had no updates to provide, a befuddled Matt Lee asked, “Hold on — hold on a second. Can we — I mean,...
  • U.S. Spent $65 Mil to Help Afghan Women Escape Repression, No Clue if it Helped

    01/05/2015 12:17:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 5, 2015
    In the latest of many scandals involving U.S. aid for Afghan social issues, tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars have been wasted on programs to supposedly assist women in the Islamic country escape repression yet we have no idea if it’s made a difference because there’s no accountability or follow up. During a two-year period from 2011 to 2013 the U.S. blew $64.8 million on 652 projects, programs and initiatives to support Afghan women though details of how the money was spent and the effectiveness of the costly experiments aren’t available, according to a federal audit. The cash flowed...
  • Nuland: ‘Toxic Cocktail’ Hitting Russia as State Dept. Preparing More Support for Ukraine

    12/27/2014 7:19:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 23, 2014 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Victoria Nuland, U.S. secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said the U.S. has been internally preparing more financial support to Ukraine.“Senior IMF leadership was in Ukraine this week issuing a public validation of the reform program going forward but also confirming that the program agreed last year is going to need a significant adjustment – that there is a fiscal hole to the tune of $10-15 billion,” Nuland said at the American Enterprise Institute during a discussion examining the Ukrainian revolution one year later.“We expect that the IMF and the World Bank will have to increase their support...
  • Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO

    12/23/2014 8:39:40 AM PST · by KOZ. · 51 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 12/23/2014 | Dmitry Zaks
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia's anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state's separatist war. Lawmakers in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status -- a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars. President Petro Poroshenko had vowed to put Ukraine under Western military protection after winning an election called in the wake of the February ouster in Kiev of a Moscow-backed president. "Ukraine's fight for its independence,...
  • Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against Obama Administration for Information on Terrorist...

    12/19/2014 9:41:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against Obama Administration for Information on Terrorist Swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl GAO found that Obama broke a “clear and unambiguous” law when he swapped Bowe Bergdahl for the high-level terrorists (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 18, 2014, it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to obtain records concerning arrangements made between the U.S. government with third parties or another state regarding agreements and monetary payments to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan....
  • Is State Department Protecting Hillary's Presidential Bid?

    12/11/2014 4:06:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Election 2016: The State Department is dragging its feet with unusual delays in releasing records pertaining to presidential contender Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Some requests are up to four years old. It's not as if the Associated Press and others that filed the Freedom of Information Act requests were asking for Clinton's private diaries or the encryption codes used by the State Department. Among the requests are such seemingly innocuous things as schedules, appointment, travel records, where and when she traveled, and who she traveled and met with. There are items, however, that a 2016 presidential candidate...
  • 10 Major Takeaways from the House Benghazi Report That the Media is Completely Ignoring

    12/01/2014 10:40:19 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-12-01 | Benjamin Weingarten
    For those left unsatisfied with the media’s uncritical and shallow coverage of the recently released Benghazi report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I wanted to pass along this just-published article, 10 major takeaways from the House Benghazi report that the media is completely ignoring, based on a careful read of the actual text of the report and appended documents. The media’s unwillingness to actually study the report given the political value of the “headline” takeaways, not to mention its uncharacteristic lack of skepticism at an investigation conducted by a committee led by Republicans almost completely absolving the...
  • Rising Rail Oil Shipments Beg For Safer Keystone XL

    11/17/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Transport: New data show fast-rising rail shipments from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation and the need for a safer alternative to rail — like the Keystone XL pipeline. In his post-election press conference, the president noted in justifying his continual kicking of the Keystone XL oil drum down the road that "while this debate about Canadian oil has been raging ... we've seen some of the biggest increases in American oil production and natural gas production in our history." That increase is due in large part to oil recovered from the Bakken shale formation centered on North Dakota. So...
  • Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S. (Another 0bama lie)

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans decry ‘border sabotage’ ahead of expected illegal immigration executive actionThe Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.” Coupled with President Obama’s expected action in the next few weeks granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants already in the U.S., the policy could open the door to illegal immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala petitioning to have their children still...
  • Obama State Dep't. Creates New Program to Import Children from Latin America

    11/14/2014 9:10:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration announced on Friday a plan to create a new refugee/parole program for children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras whose parents are legal residents of the United States. “This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for their children still in one of these three countries,” the State Department said in a news release. The department added that “[c]hildren who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case...
  • State Department Condemns Stabbing Attacks

    11/10/2014 11:04:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday condemned the two stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion, while urging both Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to ease rising tensions. "We strongly condemn the stabbing today in the West Bank, and we deeply regret the loss of life," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, in a statement made before soldier Almog Shiloni, who was critically wounded in the Tel Aviv attack, died of his wounds. "Our condolences go out to the victim's family. It is absolutely critical that parties take every possible measure to protect civilians and de-escalate tensions," added Psaki. .....
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop. Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • Microsoft co-founder pledges $100 MILLION of his own fortune to combat Ebola

    10/23/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:12 EST, 23 October 2014 | Associated Press
    Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected. Allen, who is worth more than $15billion, said he's working with the World Health Organization to increase its capacity for handling the logistics of transporting international aid workers, and he's establishing a fund to help cover the costs of emergency transportation of the workers.
  • State Dept. inspector general: More evidence of rampant mismanagement under Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-14 | T. Becket Adams
    The State Department's Office of Inspector General has released another “management alert” detailing rampant mismanagement within the agency, much of it during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure. The inspector general’s latest “management alert” — the third released by the agency's internal watchdog in a little over a year — warns that the State Department’s management and oversight of grants has become a serious financial liability. “The management and oversight of grants poses heightened financial risk to the Department of State,” Inspector General Steve A. Linick said in a report dated Sept. 26 but released Sept. 30. Linick became the...
  • U.S. State Dept. Rejects Netanyahu’s Mideast Diagnosis

    10/01/2014 8:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/01/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    In yet another tragic indication of Obama administration’s ideological obstinance, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki indicated that Israel and the United States are not on the same page regarding the scope of Islamic terror. The rift centers around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the U.N. on Monday, during which he insisted that terrorist groups such as ISIS, Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share the same vision. “Some are radical Sunnis, some are radical Shi’ites,” he explained. Some want to restore a pre-medieval caliphate from the 7th century. Others want to trigger the apocalyptic return...
  • The US Government Is Warning You To Stay Away From These Countries

    09/27/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI - Global Post ^ | 9-27-2014 | Simran Khosla
    Simran Khosla, GlobalPost September 27, 2014The world can be a dangerous place. Depending on where you live, you're reminded of that every time you turn on the TV or read the news. If you are citizen of the United States there's also another consistent reminder: State Department travel warnings. According to the US Passport and International Travel Office: "We issue a Travel Warning when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, 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.
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal State Department Officials Told Three Months before Attack...

    09/10/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 10, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal State Department Officials Told Three Months before Attack that Benghazi Security Guards Abandoning Posts Out of Fear for Safety Internal email reveals that three months before fatal terrorist attack, an explosion at compound wall “created a fear factor when it came to working the night shift” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 130 pages of new State Department documents revealing that local security guards working for Blue Mountain Group (BMG), the firm hired to protect the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, repeatedly abandoned their posts “out of fear of...
  • O’Reilly’s Response to State Department Smear is LEGENDARY [WATCH]

    09/09/2014 3:51:51 PM PDT · by SentinelOfLiberty · 116 replies
    The Sentinel of Liberty ^ | 09/09/2014 | Michael Cantrell
    Who doesn’t love Bill O’Reilly? He’s witty, charming, sarcastic, and has just a little bit of that pompousness that makes the guy borderline adorable, in a non-homo kind of way. He also tells-it-like-it-is, and he’s pretty darn good at it. Unfortunately, these characteristics are not fully appreciated by State Department spokesperson Marie Barf Harf, who has been taking every opportunity she can to throw the conservative powerhouse under the bus for criticizing one of her female colleagues, a move she labeled “sexist.” Of course, it’s pretty dang hard to take any claim of “sexism” or “racism” serious from a liberal,...
  • About those lightweight Team Obama spokespersons

    09/06/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 6, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Bill O’Reilly came under criticism from the Obama administration this week for stating that Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the State Department, “looks way out of her depth” and that “just the way she delivers, she doesn’t look like she has the gravitas for the job.” The criticism was delivered by Psaki’s deputy, Marie Harf, who claimed that O’Reilly’s comments are sexist because she doesn’t “actually [doesn't] think [he] would ever use [those words] about a man.” O’Reilly’s actions are “not ok,” Harf lectured. Harf, who makes Psaki look intellectually hefty, should think again. O’Reilly has used similar words to disparage...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • State Dept. on Beheading of U.S. Journalist: 'This Is Not About the United States'

    08/21/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.” Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing. "I think ISIL wants to make this about the United States and our actions. And I think what the President was trying to say was that...
  • Through the looking glass Iraq | At the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, war zone meets wonderland

    08/09/2014 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    World Magazine ^ | August 9, 2014 | Mindy Belz
    To get to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad you first must present proper identifying credentials to pass Iraqi army checkpoints. Then turn through Assassin’s Gate, into what’s now known as the International Zone, or IZ. Nearing the banks of the Tigris, you turn right onto a boulevard, see the first guard tower marking the embassy compound, then drive—and drive—some minutes fronting its fortress-high walls before you reach an entry gate. The embassy—opened in 2009 at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of over $750 million—is the largest diplomatic compound in the world. At 104 acres (that’s 80 football stadiums) it’s about...
  • Iraq Travel Warning

    08/09/2014 7:55:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    US Embassy Baghdad ^ | August 8, 2014 | US State Department
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. On June 16, the Department of State began relocating some staff members from the Embassy to the Consulates General in Basrah and Erbil and Iraq Support Unit in Amman. The Embassy remains open and is operating. In early August, the threat to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) increased considerably with the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) towards Kurdish areas. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated June 16, 2014, to...
  • State Department’s Jen Psaki won’t take back Disgraceful Attack on Israel (video)

    08/05/2014 8:45:27 AM PDT · by tom h · 18 replies
    At times, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki sounds like a mouthpiece for Hamas. She’s counting the supposed number of Israel’s attacks on “schools” in Gaza. No mention of the Hamas rockets being launched or hidden in or around those schools! She did say Israel has the right to defend herself, which should be the end of the story. Psaki needs to stop embarrassing our nation with her attacks on Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKVKf_p_2U0
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/28/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-28-14 | Asche Schow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary. Clinton made the comments on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" while discussing the conflict between Israel and Hamas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. “I’ve known Bibi a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other – and we do,” Clinton said. “And...
  • Kerry: I Get "A Little Uptight When I Hear Politicians Say How Exceptional We Are"

    07/15/2014 6:47:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    As John Kerry travels from country to country on various diplomatic missions as secretary of state (almost half a million miles so far), he often addresses the staff and their families at the U.S. embassies in the countries he visits. Remarks at these informal gatherings are often more casual than the usual speeches or press appearances, and Kerry often jokes with the staff and recognizes employees of long standing with the State Department. Monday, Kerry had one such opportunity in Vienna, Austria, the last stop on his most recent trip, and towards the end of his talk he recalled his...
  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 11, 2014 | William Michael
    Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself? Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown. A friend sent me this picture of the U.S. Embassy in London...