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  • American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC
    BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it. Police say it isn't clear what time they were placed there - or by whom.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • Forget the 'Taliban Five' – Obama's real chance is to free Gitmo's Cleared 78

    06/05/2014 2:13:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 3, 2014 | Cori Crider,Reprieve, Guantánamo attorney, legal director and strategic director
    If Obama could exercise his authority as to bring home the son of Bob and Jani Bergdahl, why not use it to bring back some of America's lost honor and release a few good cleared men?So President Obama, like many presidents before him and no doubt many to follow, has employed a routine end-of-hostilities POW swap. For five Guantánamo prisoners, he has managed to bring Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home. Bravo. But while Republicans do their level best to Benghazi-fy this rather uncontroversial news, the real story on Gitmo is elsewhere. Lost in the kerfuffle over the Bergdahl-Taliban swap is one...
  • ANOTHER NEW LOW FOR JOHN KERRY: "We need another intifada" to force Israel to surrender its

    And you thought John Kerry had already hit rock bottom, n'est ce pas? In anonymous briefing to top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’ American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come...
  • Shots Fired: Russia Forces Break Through Ukraine Airbase in Belbek, Crimea

    03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2014 | Mary Chastain
    Russian forces broke through the gate a Ukrainian airbase in Belbek, Crimea and demand the forces inside to surrender.
  • Ash Wednesday: Choose your Redeemer the time is Now ![charismatic caucus]

    03/05/2014 2:26:28 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 3-5-15 | Jedediah
    My sustainment of the inevitable is just that, your soul in My hands as you surrender ALL to me for you see it is as a servant I came to you all and now it is in this same manner I call to you to submit yourselves completely to My spirit of Truth for many see themselves submitted to Me by what they do but in fact this is the furthest thing from the truth for in their hearts they are operating in self satisfaction and glory in themselves yet strike The Rock of their salvation by denying My will...
  • Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to

    02/26/2014 6:50:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/26/14 | Dutchman 6
    Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to kick it in."
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

    02/12/2014 6:49:12 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | CHQ Staff
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were elevated to their positions through the hard work and votes of millions of limited government constitutional activists who made the 2010 Tea Party wave election possible. Yet from the moment he took the Speaker’s gavel Boehner has been intent on diluting the influence of the limited government constitutional conservatives in his own House Republican Conference and undermining – indeed often actively opposing – the agenda that the vast majority of House Republicans campaign on and voters expect them to enact. Boehner and Cantor’s latest betrayal of Republican voter...
  • Rouhani: World powers ‘surrendered’ to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • Ever Caught Brent Bozell's Imitation of Johnny Boehner?

    12/19/2013 5:34:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Other timely observations on the current House Speaker (and head of the Vichy Republican faction) from the founder/prez of the Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell, as heard on Levin's show this last Tuesday... (The GOPis) falling apart...  no longer grounded by principle, but instead  by politics- and it's lousy politics at best The budget agreement -which is being touted as a 'compromise'- is one more retreat by the Republicans When is the last time you remember a  'compromise' that favored the Republicans?  This 'compromise' is... 'you give-up less  than you thought you might' Projected savings that come at the end...  you shake your head...
  • Lebanese Soldier 'Hands Himself in' After Deadly Shooting

    12/16/2013 10:44:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Ari Soffer
    The Lebanese soldier who shot dead IDF Master Sergeant Shlomi Cohen in an unprovoked attack Sunday evening has reportedly handed himself in to Lebanese authorities. According to Lebanese media, after briefly disappearing in the aftermath of the attack and spending the night "hiding in a bush", the unnamed soldier reported for duty at the Lebanese General Security post at the Ras al-Naqoura border crossing, surrendering himself as the site where he committed the shooting just hours earlier. 31 year-old Shlomi Cohen, a resident of the northern Israeli city of Afula, was killed after the Lebanese soldier fired around half a...
  • Surrender in Geneva

    11/29/2013 4:10:51 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/29/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Iran, U.S. Set to Establish Joint Chamber of Commerce within Month,” reports Agence-France Presse. Government official Abolfazi Hejazi tells the English-language newspaper Iran Daily that the Islamic Republic will shortly commence direct flights to America. Passenger jets, not ICBMs, one assumes — although, as with everything else, the details have yet to be worked out. Still, the historic U.S.–Iranian rapprochement seems to be galloping along, and any moment now the cultural-exchange program will be announced and you’ll have to book early for the Tehran Ballet’s season at the Kennedy Center (“Death to America” in repertory with “Death to the Great...
  • Move over Obamacare. Now there’s Obamabomb

    11/25/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 Nov 13 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements are repeated and seconded by President Obama’s partisans and the press, they amount to serial, intentional and potentially fatal fraud. Now, some Americans may still trust President Obama, or at least be inclined to give his deal a chance. But that means buying...
  • WORD FOR THOSE ON THEIR FACE BEFORE THE LAMB OF GOD [charismatic caucus]

    10/23/2013 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-23-13 | jeddiah
    I have seen your plight my children but do not fear for my testimony "is" eternal and written in blood sacrificed for ALL and now I shall raise up my Joshuas and Gideons and give them the words of Jonah that the time to repent and surrender is NOW for I AM writing those that deny me in the sand but to all that receive my pure and Holy offering of Salvation through Grace , to these yeah even to the very last I SHALL receive unto Me "The Lamb of God " and though the son of perdition attempts...
  • They Negotiated a Great Deal. Not!

    10/17/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 17, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Summation of Rant: It's bad for America but great for President Obama & Co.  The End the Slowdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling Bill is now "the law of the land." The Senate passed the bill (81 to 18 with more than half of the Republicans voting "yes"). Then the House of Boehner passed it (286 to 144 with 81 Republicans voting "yes" but more than 60% of House Republicans opposed). The Government slowdown is finished, "we" have financed additional Governmental waste by multiple agencies through January 15th and raised the debt limit from sixteen trillion, six hundred and sixty-nine billion dollars to an...
  • Will Boehner break the “Hastert Rule” today? The Hastert Rule explained

    10/16/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/16/13 | Lynn Sweet
    In a 2003 speech, then Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) discussed his House management guidelines that became known as “The Hastert Rule.” The rule calls for a leader not to send legislation to the House floor for a vote unless it has the support of the majority of the majority. On Wednesday, with just hours left to raise the debt ceiling or risk default, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)–who has been holding fast to the Hastert Rule–has to decide whether to break it.
  • Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal (Next up: Amnesty...)

    10/16/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/13 | Erik Wasson
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has agreed to allow a vote in the House on the emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal, according to a Senate source.

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were racing Wednesday to put the finishing touches on the deal ahead of Thursday's deadline for raising the $16.7 trillion debt limit.
  • Senators Near Deal on GOP Surrender

    10/15/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    According to multiple reports, Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are close to a deal to reopen the federal government and lift the debt ceiling. The deal would fund the federal government through January 15, and lift the debt ceiling until February 15. Attached to that would be a pair of minor provisions. Republicans would get some kind of assurance that people can't lie about their income to get Obamacare, and Democrats would get the delay of a small "reinsurance tax" that was intended to expire after three years anyway (and which unions hated). This is a huge win for...
  • Obama reaches out to McConnell

    10/15/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama phoned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday as senators worked to finalize a deal that could reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Neither White House nor congressional aides would provide details of the discussion, which came despite the president cancelation of a planned afternoon meeting with McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
  • Obama tells Senate GOP he's willing to talk ObamaCare changes

    10/11/2013 2:40:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/13 | Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker
    Senate Republicans emerged from a lengthy meeting at the White House Thursday saying the president had indicated he was at least willing to talk about changes to his signature healthcare reform law. -snip- Among areas the president indicated a willingness to talk about are a repeal of the medical device tax, a proposal with bipartisan support, and how full-time versus part-time employment are defined in the law, which could provide relief to some businesses. -snip- A plan from Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to raise the debt limit and reopen the government would roll back the medical device tax. Collins’s plan...
  • Obama turns down GOP proposal (Demands Boehner/Cantor/Ryan also surrender on tax increases...)

    10/11/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    President Barack Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday but did not wholly accept the House Republican plan to open government, raise the debt ceiling and open budget talks, sources said. -snip- Senior Republican sources say Obama is amenable to changes to mandatory and discretionary spending, but needs Republicans to commit to increasing governmental revenue.
  • Senate GOP concludes meeting with Obama (Mitch McConnell's Surrender Summit...)

    10/11/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/11/13 | Justin Sink
    Senate Republicans met with President Obama for more than 90 minutes on Friday, as lawmakers search for a breakthrough agreement that could end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Like House Republicans the night before, the GOP senators departed the White House without speaking to reporters. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted shortly after the meeting that it was a "very good discussion." "Nothing obvious decided, but hope," he tweeted. "I'm surprised there may be progress."
  • GOP sends fiscal proposal to President Obama (Boehner/Ryan surrender on Sequester, too...)

    10/11/2013 10:32:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans were awaiting a response Friday from the Obama administration to a proposal to lift the debt ceiling, end the government shutdown and set up six weeks of budget talks. -snip- Republicans are also aiming to replace steep sequester spending cuts with savings in other areas.
  • House GOP Sends Informal Proposal to Obama on Shutdown, Debt Limit (Boehner needs RAT votes to pass)

    10/11/2013 10:19:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/11/13 | Matt Fuller
    House Republican leaders are waiting to hear back from the White House after GOP staff sent over an informal proposal Thursday night that would raise the debt ceiling and create a process for reopening the government. Aides say President Barack Obama and Republicans are haggling over a deal that would lead to an end to the two-week-old government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling in exchange for a clear path to serious negotiations about spending and other fiscal issues. -snip- many Republicans are expected to still vote against such a deal. GOP leaders will likely need some Democratic votes to...
  • Showdown lowdown Day 10: Obamacare 'off the table'

    10/10/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/13 | CNN Political Ticker
    House Republicans, and notably Ted Cruz in the Senate, led the fight against Obama's signature health care law. They made defunding or delaying Obamacare a demand in legislation the House repeatedly sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, only to see it die there. Apparently, it's now dead in the House, too. "That's currently off the table now," Republican Rep. James Lankford said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "That's obviously not going to happen at this point." Lankford did say that Republicans will now instead ask for a one-year delay on penalties for those who don't sign up...
  • Boehner Will Lift Debt Limit Now--If Obama Will Talk Later

    10/10/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CNSNews. com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans say they'll go for a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for a "real commitment" from President Obama and Democrats to talk about the nation's pressing problems. At a news conference Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans are ready to "move half way -- half way to what (Obama's) demanded." [snip] - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/boehner-will-lift-debt-limit-now-if-obama-will-talk-later#sthash.vzfaeZe4.dpuf
  • GOP leaders agree to short-term debt extension

    10/10/2013 9:42:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/10/13
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday he’ll offer President Obama the short-term debt increase the White House has demanded in exchange for a framework that will open up negotiations on spending and broader budget issues — setting up a potential repeat of the 2011 debt talks. After conferring with fellow Republicans, Mr. Boehner said he will appoint conferees to negotiate a broader budget and will give Mr. Obama immediate debt authority, but said it’s possible all sides will be back in the exact same place weeks from now if they don’t strike a deal. He also declined to say...
  • Boehner on TV Now re. Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Deal

    10/10/2013 8:32:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 124 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/10/13
    Offering Obama a deal to reopen government. "It's time for leadership; time to move half-way to what Obama wants in order to have conversation. Ryan: Pleased to reopen talks by giving Obama some of what he wants. We cannot waste anymore time. We offer a temporary rise in the debt ceiling in return for a broad-ranging talk on the issues in a divided government. Rep. McCarthy: We come with the idea of solving the problems. We want a budget. We want to avoid any more problems with the debt. Boehner: nothing is on or off the table. I think Obama...
  • Ryan sells conservatives on plan to end shutdown, debt standoff (Surrenders on ObamaCare)

    10/09/2013 12:03:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/9/13 | Russell Berman
    House conservatives are discussing a two-step plan outlined by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the government long enough for Congress to pass long-term entitlement reforms. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, presented the idea on Wednesday afternoon at a meeting of the conservative Republican Study Committee. Lawmakers leaving the confab said the influential group had not reached a consensus position on the debt ceiling, or an end to the government shutdown. The plan appeared to be a more detailed version of a proposal that Ryan made Wednesday in an op/ed he penned in The...
  • GOP complaint: Ted Cruz is no team player

    10/07/2013 9:56:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2013 | By Jonathan Capehart
    To say that Cruz is not held in high regard by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill is an understatement. ...That lack of strategy certainly rankled one influential Republican member of Congress, who bemoaned President Obama’s disinterest in rescuing the GOP from itself to a bunch of reporters last Thursday, speaking on the condition that he not be quoted by name: “[L]ook, Cruz and company lost a lot of influence in the House when he gave them exactly what they asked for and [Senate Republicans] couldn’t produce what they promised. Most of us thought they never were going to be...
  • Tea Party Lawmaker Says Debt Deal Worth Yielding on Obamacare (Dennis Ross, FL-15)

    10/05/2013 4:49:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Michael C. Bender
    U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, a Florida Republican, said he would support a broad spending deal that didn’t include changes to the health-care law, becoming the first Tea Party-backed House lawmaker to publicly back off the fight that has shut down the government for five days. Ross, ranked among the House’s most conservative members by both the Club for Growth and the American Conservative Union, said he shifted his position because the shutdown hasn’t resulted in changes to the Affordable Care Act, which started Oct. 1, the same day government funding ran out. The shutdown also could hurt the party, he...
  • Barilla president apologizes again for anti-gay remarks

    10/02/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Salman · 48 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Oct 1, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNN Money)-- The head of Barilla pasta issued a new apology and said he will meet with gay groups, adding he "has much to learn" about the evolution of the family. Guido Barilla, president of Barilla, said on an Italian radio program last week that he wouldn't feature same-sex couples in his company's commercials because he prefers the "traditional" family. The company quickly issued a statement apologizing for the comment. Now Barilla has posted a video of him apologizing in English on its Facebook page. "Through my entire life I have always respected every person I've met, including...
  • SCOTT RIGGELL BETRAYS US ALL

    10/01/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 54 replies
    Fox
    RINO Scott Riggell has surrendered. Calls for clean CR.
  • House Mulling Short-Term CR

    09/25/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/25/13 | Robert Costa
    GOP senators tell me House Republicans may pass a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government into early October. “It’d be a short-term, clean CR,” says one senator. “It’d fund the government for a week or so and keep us talking,” says another senator. “I think that’s where they’re moving.” Conservatives sources in both chambers say their bosses are increasingly open to the idea. An extra week of debate, they argue, may enable conservatives to have more say over the final legislative product. House Republican aides say the leadership is still considering several options and would not confirm the report....
  • Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Receive Koran

    09/17/2013 12:47:44 PM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | Sep 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    ...some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue. ...There was one page on the sayings of Jesus, two-thirds of a page on the sayings of Gandhi, and five pages on Muhammed. ...The author also stated that minorities conquered by the Muslims were treated better than minorities living in the United States.
  • Putin Didn't Save Obama, He Beat Him

    09/10/2013 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 197 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 10, 2013 | Lee Smith
    Maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin really did discuss the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control last week on the sidelines of the G20 conference. Putin sure doesn’t care that Obama’s taking credit for the proposal, or that the administration is posturing like a Mob enforcer. “The only reason why we are seeing this proposal,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, “is because of the U.S. threat of military action.” Right, Putin is laughing to himself. Whatever. If Obama wants to sell it like a Christmas miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue that’s fine with Putin, because Putin won....
  • GOP Leadership Plan for CR/Obamacare: Meekness or Malice

    08/23/2013 7:23:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 22 Aug 13 | Daniel Horowitz
    At some point, rank-and-file conservative activists will have to confront an inconvenient reality.  The Republicans in Washington are not just dumb or spineless – they are the problem.  They don’t share our values and seek to undermine our beliefs.  The only way that will change is if we return the favor and thwart their political careers.Earlier this evening, Speaker John Boehner announced his grand plans for fighting Obamacare in the budget.  He will pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) until some time in December, grouping the new budget deadline with the debt ceiling date, and create another grand end-of-year...
  • US withdraws staff from consulate in Lahore, Pakistan,over terror threat

    08/09/2013 4:13:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The State Department has evacuated non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and has warned Americans to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to 'specific threats' to that mission, a U.S. official said. In the travel warning issued Thursday night, the State Department advised Americans to defer all nonessential travel to Pakistan. “The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan,” the statement read. “The Government of Pakistan maintains heightened security measures, particularly in the major cities. Threat reporting indicates terrorist groups continue to seek opportunities...
  • U.S. tells citizens in Yemen to leave immediately [Obama said Al Qaeda is on the run...]

    08/06/2013 3:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/6/13 | Mohammed Ghobari
    The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. government staff because of the threat of terrorist attacks. The State Department announcement was the latest warning since Washington issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday that prompted the closure of several Western embassies in Yemen and U.S. missions across the Middle East and Africa. Based on intelligence including intercepted communication between al Qaeda leaders, Washington has warned of possible attacks in the region. Some officials pinpointed Yemen, home to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the...
  • Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay (Coburn and Obamacare)

    07/29/2013 9:54:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Erick Erickson
    Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union. Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side and the left. Since Barry Goldwater was defeated asking “why not victory?” with Lyndon Johnson quoting the Bible “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further,” no one thought rolling back the Soviets was achievable. Reagan...
  • Putin's Cheatin' Heart: Russia Snubs '87 Missile Pact

    06/25/2013 3:57:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Weaponry: As the commander in chief calls for a one-third reduction in our nuclear arsenal, Russia builds new midrange missile banned under a 1987 arms treaty. How's that "reset" button working out, Mr. President? Trust but verify, said the president who won the Cold War. Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" philosophy has been replaced with the "peace through parchment" strategy of Barack Obama. It emphasizes flexibility, not resolve, and relies on pacts such as the New Start Treaty and the pressing of imaginary reset buttons. Russia's playing host to Edward Snowden, arguably a traitor with secrets to share with Moscow...
  • Afghanistan: Obama Surrenders

    06/20/2013 11:41:49 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 20, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    “The Afghan War is coming to an end,” said Barack Obama on May 23, but it is not ending well. NBC News reported Tuesday that “U.S. and Taliban representatives will meet soon for the first time to begin what are expected to be long and complex negotiations for a peaceful settlement to the war in Afghanistan.” The U.S. entered Afghanistan to topple the Taliban from power and end their influence in the country. In light of that, these talks in themselves constitute an admission of failure. But these talks are far from the first of those.
  • Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level

    05/25/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror. Obama is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners. Instead, he is steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war. In a landmark speech Thursday in which he sought to refine and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy, Obama asserted that al-Qaida is "on the path to defeat," reducing the scale of terrorism to pre-Sept. 11 levels. That means that...
  • CNN Poll: 4 in 10 Open to Give Up Liberties for Security

    05/01/2013 10:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:19 PM | Greg Richter
    A new poll shows a willingness by 4 out of 10 Americans to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism. But they don’t want the government eavesdropping on their cell phone calls or emails. … When it comes to security versus personal freedoms, 81 percent favor expanding use of cameras on streets and in public places. That's up 20 points since 2001. Seventy-nine percent favor using facial-recognition technology to search for suspected terrorists at public events. …
  • Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers

    04/24/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/23/2013 | Bill Gertz
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts. The FBI revealed last week that it was warned by a foreign government in 2011 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Friday, was tied to “radical Islam” but the FBI was unable to confirm the links. “The fact is religion has been expunged from counterterrorism training,” said Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism specialist with the Foundation...
  • A second Republican voices support for Hagel to lead Pentagon

    02/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 02, 2013 | Patricia Zengerle
    Senator Mike Johanns said on Saturday he would support fellow Nebraskan Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, becoming the second Republican in the Senate to express public support for President Barack Obama's embattled nominee. The Lincoln, Nebraska, JournalStar reported on its website that Johanns, a former Nebraska governor who holds Hagel's old Senate seat, issued a statement supporting Hagel. An aide to Johanns confirmed the report.
  • Why I gave up my guns (NY bred metrosexual loses his nerve, throws in the towel on gun ownership)

    01/12/2013 2:06:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 213 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Patrick Blanchfield
    (1918 Bolshevik Poster by Alexander Apsit reads "Citizens, hand over your weapons!") Why I gave up my guns • A former firearm enthusiast explains his personal epiphany Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. We’d already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas. While my girlfriend called the police, I...
  • Wish you were here, John! Jubilant Obama relaxes on Hawaiian beach while arch rival Boehner fights

    01/03/2013 6:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/3/13 | Toby Hardnen & Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner has been afforded no rest after the passage of the fiscal cliff bill. (Snip) President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has been vacationing on the sunny beaches of Hawaii - leaving Washington just hours after the deal made it through Congress on Tuesday night. The White House released a series of year-end photos of the President on Wednesday. The first picture in the series was of shot of a jubilant Obama frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Scroll down for video
  • White-Flag Surrender on Cliff

    01/02/2013 8:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    For all the pissing and moaning over the fiscal cliff, there was never much of a "cliff" in the first place. Worse yet, every delay made matters increasing irresponsible in terms of addressing the deficit. The final result, as passed by the Senate, watered down budget cuts from $600 billion to a mere $12 billion. Moreover, the extension of the tax cuts will add almost $4 trillion to the deficit over 10 years according to CBO analysis of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Nonetheless, that was not enough for liberal democrats who thought they did not get enough out of...