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  • The Blood on Obama’s Hands

    10/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from RedState.com. When conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (“Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”). The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated; they were denied the security they...
  • U.S. vacates base in Central Asia as Russia's clout rises

    06/04/2014 10:02:20 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | June 3, 2014 | Olga Dzyubenko
    MANAS TRANSIT CENTER Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia's close ally Kyrgyzstan, as President Barack Obama winds down U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Moscow makes a comeback in its old imperial backyard. In a move aimed at pleasing its former overlord Russia, parliament in Kyrgyzstan voted a year ago to give Washington until July 11 to vacate the Manas Transit Center, which has served U.S. operations in Afghanistan since 2001. The base, at the main civilian airport in the former Soviet republic, moved more than 5.3...
  • Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level

    05/25/2013 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 3:05 PM EDT | Robert Burns
    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 refocusing the long struggle against terrorism that lies ahead, steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat—a country in a state of perpetual war. In doing so, Obama recasts the image of the terrorists themselves, from enemy warriors to cowardly thugs and resets the relationship between the U.S. and Islam. His speech Thursday was...
  • 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...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • U.S. officials concede American lives were sacrificed in rush to implement Obama's Afghan strategy

    09/03/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies
    U.S. and NATO officials have acknowledged that, in the rush to implement the President's politically calculated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghan troops were not properly vetted, which resulted in the deaths of 45 coalition members - most of them Americans - at the hands of their supposed Afghan allies. Hence, in an extremely belated response, the senior commander of U.S. special forces in Afghanistan has finally decided to suspend training for all new Afghan recruits until they can be re-vetted... The spike in green-on-blue attacks has forced NATO officials to concede the 'painful truth': Many of the attacks might have...
  • Captive US soldier safe, says Haqqani commander

    09/08/2012 10:09:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 08 2012 | KATHY GANNON
    A U.S. soldier held by Afghan militants will not be harmed despite the Obama administration's decision to declare his alleged captors a terrorist group, a senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network told The Associated Press on Saturday. However, the United States and NATO can expect stepped up attacks, he said. The commander, who spoke by telephone from an undisclosed location, denied that the Haqqanis held the only American prisoner of war of the Afghan conflict, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as the U.S. believes. He did however say that Bergdahl was a captive of another branch of the Taliban, and...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" — where Afghan soldiers or...
  • Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal

    01/03/2012 3:14:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/3/12 | Julian Borger, and Jon Boone
    The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned. According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan. More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody...
  • Wow: Obama administration says “Taliban must take legitimate role” in Afghanistan

    01/22/2010 5:14:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies · 2,277+ views
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    For all that our boys have fought and died for, we’re now giving legitimacy to the same enemy we went there defeat? Imagine how our troops overseas must be feeling about the news that their Commander in Chief wants to legitimize the very enemy they’re trying to defeat. Sad… NY Times - The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government. That means, Mr. Gates...
  • Time for US to Butt Out

    01/06/2010 10:53:28 AM PST · by foutsc · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 6 Jan 10 | Silverfiddle
    Yemen Intervention is a Fool's Errand Marc Lynch, who is no conservative, has written an excellent article on Yemen that I wholeheartedly agree with.  Unlike the thumb-sucking bedwetters at the Guardian, he provides reasons for his opposition to any US intervention in that Hell's half acre at the ass-end of the Arabian peninsula. No Easy Answers There are no easy answers to the problems infesting our globe's many intractable hot spots.  Yemen looks like another situation where an oppressive, decrepit regime will invite us in to do its dirty work, while we think we're fighting for freedom.  They paint...
  • Peter Moore freed after US hands over Iraqi insurgent

    12/30/2009 9:24:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,041+ views
    Times on line ^ | 12/31/09 | Alice Fordham in Baghdad
    The British hostage Peter Moore was dramatically set free yesterday after the United States handed over an Iraqi insurgent suspected of planning the deaths of five American servicemen. Mr Moore, an IT consultant, was freed by League of the Righteous, or Asaib al-Haq (AAH) — an extremist Shia group allied to Iran — after 31 months and spent his first night of freedom at the British Embassy in Baghdad. He is expected to fly home today.
  • They Only Look Dead

    12/22/2009 5:35:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,267+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2009-12-22 | Daniel Larison
    Justin Raimondo detects yet another death of neoconservatism and yet another resurgence of non-interventionism on the right. As usual, he takes isolated examples, misinterprets them and then grossly exaggerates their importance. It is great news that many Tea Party protesters support something like a non-interventionist foreign policy. As many of them were originally Ron Paul supporters, just as I was, it makes sense that quite a few of them do support this. It would be even better news if there were any reason to believe that most of the Republican Party and conservative movement shared their foreign policy views. The...
  • Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech

    07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 42 replies · 2,012+ views
    Speech on acceptance of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award 1999 | October 19, 1999 | Walter Cronkite
    WALTER CRONKITE PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORLD GOVERNMENT (Received W.F.A.'s Norman Cousins Global Governance Award on 19 October 1999} I am greatly honored to receive this award for two reasons: first, I believe as Norman Cousins did that the first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world; second, I feel sentimental about this award because half a century ago Norman offered me a job as spokesman and Washington lobbyist for the World Federalist organization, which was then in its infancy. I...
  • Military families show contempt for Hodes at Concord gathering

    04/08/2007 10:01:53 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 41 replies · 1,484+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 4/8/07 | AP via Nashua Telegraph
    CONCORD – Families with loved ones serving in Iraq lashed out at U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes, questioning how he can claim to support American troops while backing a deadline for bringing them home. Hodes recently joined a majority in the House in voting for an Iraq spending bill that set a timeline for a troop withdrawal. He spent one hour Saturday meeting with military families, many of whom became angry when he tried to explain his position. One woman stormed out of the session after Hodes said he didn’t know whether the spending bill would have passed without the millions...
  • Globe Columnist: 'Accept Iran's Dominant Influence In The Middle East'

    01/14/2007 8:17:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 857+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's not enough to embrace defeat in Iraq. The United States should pre-emptively surrender to Iran too. That's not Noam Chomsky's latest fevered pronouncement, nor the impassioned plea of Cindy Sheehan at the gates of Gitmo. It is the opening paragraph of a column in this morning's Boston Globe by Robert Rotberg. And who is Rotberg? Former President of Lafayette College, former professor at MIT, now Director of Harvards's Kennedy School Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution. "The only way to promote sustainable peace, stability, and order in Iraq is to forge an unholy alliance with Iran -- and...
  • US has lost control in Iraq, says military strategist

    10/20/2006 12:06:27 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies · 2,700+ views
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, October 19, 2006 | Eleanor Hall
    ELEANOR HALL: A key US military strategist who counts the former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, among his students, is absolutely scathing about the current Bush administration's strategy in Iraq and says no one except the President is in any doubt that it should change. Harlan Ullman who's now at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, says the US lost control of events in Iraq almost immediately after the invasion and that far from assisting in the development of democracy, the US-led allies, including Australia, have fomented chaos. But Dr Ullman says he holds out little hope that either...
  • Army chief declares war on Blair: 'We must quit Iraq soon'

    10/12/2006 2:27:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 51 replies · 1,229+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th October 2006 | Daily Mail
    The head of the Army is calling for British troops to withdraw from Iraq "soon" or risk catastophic consequences for both Iraq and British society. In a devastating broadside at Tony Blair's foreign policy, General Sir Richard Dannatt stated explicitly that the continuing presence of British troops "exacerbates the security problems" in Iraq. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Sir Richard also warns that a "moral and spiritual vacuum" has opened up in British society, which is allowing Muslim extremists to undermine "our accepted way of life." The Chief of the General Staff believes that Christian values are...
  • Bin-Laden tape

    01/19/2006 12:57:37 PM PST · by Small-L · 40 replies · 1,512+ views
    al-Jazeera ^ | 19 Jan 06 | Bin-Laden
    Taken from al-Jazeera The tape was broadcast shortly after 1500 GMT on Thursday The pan-Arab TV station al-Jazeera has broadcast an audio tape purporting to be by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, in which the speaker says al-Qaeda is preparing new attacks on the US. Here is the full text of the message as broadcast. My message to you is about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the way to end it. I had not intended to speak to you about this issue, because, for us, this issue is already decided: diamonds cut diamonds. Praise be to God, our...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.
  • DRUDGE EXCLUSIVE: GOP TO LAUNCH 'WHITE FLAG' DEM ATTACK

    12/08/2005 3:46:41 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 353 replies · 16,065+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks. The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week. A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, “This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue...
  • Rally Round the (White) Flag, Boys! (Democrats finally find an Iraq policy they can get behind)

    12/07/2005 7:14:15 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 7, 2005 | Edward Morrissey
     THE GOOD NEWS for the Democrats is that their leadership has settled on an electoral strategy for 2006. The bad news is that they have cribbed their game plan from one of the most disastrous campaigns in their history. The Democratic leadership has decided to elevate surrender to a party platform for the upcoming elections, with their national chairman, House leader, and last presidential nominee all running up the white flag as the Democratic war banner.When was the last time that an entire political party stood for backpedaling the way the Democrats have in the past two weeks? Since Rep....
  • CAPTION Protester Arrested at Crawford......

    11/23/2005 1:13:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 104 replies · 3,684+ views
    YAHOoooooooooooo! ^ | 11/23/2005 | Staff
  • Israeli evacuation plan shifts to West Bank

    08/23/2005 1:29:35 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 8 replies · 339+ views
    CNN.Com World ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2005; Posted: 4:05 a.m. EDT (08:05 GMT) | CNN
    Soldiers remove protesters from Sanur synagogue SANUR SETTLEMENT, West Bank (CNN) -- Nearing the end of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan, Israeli security forces on Tuesday began clearing the West Bank settlements of Homesh and Sanur. In Sanur, soldiers began removing protesters from the settlement's synagogue. Several dozen settlers and protesters were praying around the Torah scrolls inside the synagogue. A sign draped across the front of the building said, "God is king." Other settlers took refuge in Sanur's community center and could be seen on balconies and on the roof. A military bulldozer made quick work of...
  • Conyers Supporting Sheehan and sending $500.00 donation. Reps send a letter to Bush again!

    08/09/2005 1:00:58 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 75 replies · 1,588+ views
    I know you all agree with me that what Cindy Sheehan is doing in Crawford, Texas is heroic and important. I met Cindy a couple of months ago when she testified at the hearing I called on the Downing Street Minutes. Later that day, she helped me deliver your signatures to the White House demanding answers from the President about his pre-war deceptions. I want to share with you what struck me about that day, and is even more relevant now. I also want to ask you for your help. It is not that hard for an elected official to...
  • War Protester Cindy Sheehan Says She Won't Pay 2004 Taxes, Dares Government to Go After Her

    08/08/2005 8:38:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 182 replies · 6,162+ views
    Monday, August 8, 2005 | Kristinn
    Cindy Sheehan, who is protesting the Iraq war by staging a vigil in Crawford, Texas demanding to have a meeting with President Bush to have him explain why her son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed in the war last year is reported to have made recent pronouncements that she is refusing to pay her taxes because of her son's death in the war.In a Providence Journal article about an appearance by Sheehan at a Rhode Island church published July 27, 2005, reporter Elizabeth Gudrais wrote:For one thing, Sheehan said, she has stopped paying her taxes. "I didn't pay my...
  • Kennedy calls for troop withdrawal, says military is fueling insurgents

    01/27/2005 3:41:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 107 replies · 2,092+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/27/05 | Lolita C. Baldor, AP
    WASHINGTON -- The American military's continued presence in Iraq is fanning the flames of conflict, and signals the need for a new detailed timeline to bring the troops home, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said Thursday. Just three days before the Iraqi people go to the polls to elect a new government, the Massachusetts Democrat said America must give Iraq back to its people rather than continue an occupation that parallels the failed politics of the Vietnam war. "The U.S. military presence has become part of the problem, not part of the solution," said Kennedy in remarks prepared for delivery at...