I can’t recall any time when a president gave a press conference about some foreign military crisis just to say, “We don’t have a strategy yet.”
And yet, that’s precisely what President Obama did in talking about confronting ISIS, the Islamic caliphate army that has taken over much of Iraq and Syria.
Besides make Obama look like even more of a weakling than he usually does, the comment does a couple of things. One, it signals ISIS that they’ve got an “all-clear” from the White House to keep doing what they’re doing, so long as they don’t directly threaten U.S. personnel (journalists, missionaries and assorted civilians are fine, however). Two, it reveals the depth of the personal conflict Obama is working through.
It’s well-known around the world, and widely reported in the foreign press, that ISIS exists at least partly through Obama’s assistance. The core of ISIS is composed of “rebel” fighters from Syria, the same mercenaries Obama spent years importing and arming via a smuggling pipeline that goes through Turkey. With the release earlier this year of five terrorist leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for an American deserter, ISIS has gained both direction and influence.
Obama’s half-hearted targeted airstrikes on ISIS positions have caused minimal damage to the Islamists and barely done anything for the thousands of Christian and Kurdish refugees they were supposedly intended to help, most of whom have perished by now of hunger and thirst.
Just in recent weeks, ISIS has kidnapped and raped hundreds of Christian women and girls, selling who knows how many of them into slavery; besieged thousands of unarmed refugees on an Iraqi mountaintop; posted a video of an Islamist beheading an American journalist; marched hundreds of captured Syrian soldiers naked through town to their place of execution.
In response, Obama has bombed a few ISIS positions; informed ISIS kidnappers via press conference that U.S. special forces are pursuing them; let ISIS know that we don’t have a plan for stopping them; gone golfing; decided to send John Kerry to Iraq; and bought a new suit (which was the talk of the mainstream media).
The media are now working to explain why “Obama’s team” doesn’t have a plan.
News flash: His “team,” which includes experienced military men and women, has a plan; in fact, it’s probably got dozens of plans for just this scenario. If there’s no strategy yet it’s because Obama himself is stalling.
Said one Pentagon official about Obama’s “no strategy” press conference: “It’s not just demoralizing to those who want to stop ISIS in its tracks, but ISIS is just going to act with greater impunity now if they believe they got a free pass. Every single ISIS leader was watching that.”
For one thing, Obama is afraid of making a real military commitment because he would lose the support of his rabid anti-war base. He’s already hemorrhaged public opinion for the past year; he needs to hang on to what’s left as Democrats go into midterm elections, lest he lose the Senate.
More importantly, though, ISIS is his gang. Those are his people, the Muslims he promised in his autobiography to side with when times get tough. Obama secretly helped put the ISIS crew together long before he got up the nerve to admit publicly that he supported the Syrian “rebels.” It was just part of his Arab Spring strategy (not spontaneous, grass-roots democracy).
Obama cleared the way for ISIS by yanking our troops out of Iraq to appease the pinko anti-war crowd. Now that his Muslim peeps are on their feet, all this pressure to stop ISIS is counter to his personal plans for the Mideast.
Obama Administration officials have expressed frustration at Obama’s lack of willingness to decide to fight ISIS. But the reason for his dithering is simple: He wants ISIS to win.
What we’re seeing is a president publicly engaging in treason and getting away with it.
Anne Patterson, the woman who served as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt during the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood‘s Mohammed Mursi last year, recently gave the keynote address at an event sponsored by a country that is a chief supporter and financier of Hamas, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum is co-sponsored by the Nation State of Qatar and the left-leaning Brookings Institute. The forum was held in Doha, Qatar this past June.
In her speech, Patterson lauded Qatar for harboring the five terrorist leaders released in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl; called for better relations between the U.S. and Iran; and expressed a desire for more Qatari investment in the U.S.
As to Qatar’s bonafides as a Hamas supporter, even TIME Magazine concedes the point:
Hamas has two clear allies, according to Middle East experts: Qatar and Turkey. Both have given Hamas their public support and financial assistance estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Qatar also hosts Hamas’ political bureau which includes Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal,” says Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. “Qatar has a long history of providing shelter to Islamist groups, amongst them the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban.”
Patterson is believed by many Egyptians to have been directly involved in facilitating the unrest that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. She also clearly represented an Obama administration that was vehemently opposed to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi as President last year.
Being the keynote speaker at an event sponsored by an unofficially designated but blatantly obvious State Sponsor of Terrorism certainly doesn’t help Patterson make an opposing case. In fact, as Shoebat.com reported, Patterson was actually promoted from Ambassador to Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs by Obama last year. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), another individual who was curiously adamant that Brotherhood prisoners be released in Egypt after Mursi’s ouster, signed off on that promotion.
As Shoebat.com reported last year in the weeks after Mursi’s removal, several complaints were filed with Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat that accused the U.S. Embassy under Patterson of gifting huge sums of money (bribes) to Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
While no document showing U.S. “gifts” to Muslim Brotherhood leaders has been produced, there was such a document that appeared to show similar gifts to said leaders – denominated in U.S. dollars – from Qatar.Here is that document:
Here is the full Patterson keynote speech:
Speakers at the U.S.-IWF this year included Mouaz Moustafa and Mouaz al-Khatib. Both of these individuals have been extremely active in supporting the Syrian opposition against Bashar al-Assad. That opposition is being revealed as ISIS.
Al-Khatib used to be the head of the Obama administration-supported National Coalition for the Syrian Opposition. As Shoebat.com has reported, al-Khatib is a Muslim Brotherhood supporter with a checkered past to say the least. Among other things, he’s been arrested several times for rabble rousing; he expressed solidarity with Osama bin Laden; once referred to the Jewish faith as enemies to Allah; and once boasted about thousands of female martyrs and prisoners.
Shockingly, as Shoebat.com reported, in the weeks after the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi by Muslim Brotherhood-inspired jihadists, U.S. Ambassador to Syria – Robert S. Ford – aggressively backed al-Khatib.
Moustafa is the Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), a group which found controversy when its former Political Director Elizabeth O’Bagy was found to have a significant conflict of interest. O’Bagy promoted herself as an objective voice over the issue of support for Syrian rebels while also being an SETF’s political director. SETF is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to help the Syrian opposition (think ISIS).
After Senator John McCain pointed to O’Bagy’s Op-ed during a Senate hearing last year to make his case for the opposition, O’Bagy found herself in the glare of some unwanted spotlight. Strangely, after leaving the SETF – likely as a result of the controversy – O’Bagy was hired by McCain.
As Shoebat.com has reported, the SETF backed al-Khatib as well.
A key figure linked to both Moustafa and al-Khatib is Bassam Estwani, who serves on the Board of the SETF.Estwani was once the Chairman of the very notorious Dar al-Hijrah mosque and is quite cozy with Turkey’s leaders.
Estwani is clearly above both al-Khatib and Moustafa in the pecking order. Who is above Estwani? As Shoebat.com has reported previously, the photo below demonstrates Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi is. It was taken inside Dar al-Hijrah some time prior to 1999. Qaradawi has called Qatar home for decades. He also has his own program on Al-Jazeera, the Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda network based in… Doha… Qatar.
Also in attendance at this year’s U.S.-IWF was Rashad Hussain, a Muslim who is Barack Obama’s envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Investigative Project on Terrorism has identified Hussain as a Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator of the U.S. Government:
As Shoebat.com has reported, Hussain is very involved in the Istanbul Process, which is a series of meetings in which the agenda is to find ways to ultimately criminalize all criticism of Islam. It is believed this was one of the goals of the infamous Innocence of Muslims video.
Qatar and Turkey both State Sponsors of Terrorism
In the world of foreign policy, a significant difference between Qatar and nations like Iran, Cuba, Sudan, and Syria is that Qatar is not on the official State Department list of terror states. If it were, annual events like the U.S.-Islamic World Forum would be a nearly impossible to pull off.
As politically untenable as it may seem, Turkey should also be on the list but would first have to be booted from NATO. Both Turkey and Qatar support Hamas and seek the destruction of Israel.
To demonstrate just how out of phase things are, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are expressing more support for Israel than is the U.S.
*Article by Ben Barrack
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If President Barack Obama is looking for a “strategy” to combat ISIS, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has one he would like to suggest. Appearing on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto shortly after the president made his statement from the White House press room, Gohmert said he and many other members of Congress would…
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(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Sen. Ted Cruz is expanding his political operation, a move sure to stoke speculation that the Texas Republican plans to run for president in 2016.
In recent weeks, the Cruz team signed contracts with three Republican consultants with national experience and ties to some of the early presidential primary states.
Cruz has cultivated a national following and traveled to the early primary states often since winning his Senate seat in 2012. Yet his political team was relatively small and oriented almost exclusively toward Texas.
"Ft Hood Shooter, Nadal Hasan, wrote letter to leader of ISIS asking to become “citizen” of caliphate"/ directed copy be sent to FNC only—
Jessica Stanton (@jessicarights) August 29, 2014
Especially known terrorists.
Check out this great review by Larry Sinclair
Recently I had the privilege of seeing and talking with Dave Cahill and Dave asked if I would listen to and write a review of his latest single Plastic Lawyer Candidate. For those who are not familiar with Dave allow me to introduce him to you.
I first met Dave on the 4th of July 2012 in Kintnersville, PA after watching him perform in some of the most grueling heat and sun which was hitting him directly. I teased him about how the sun reflecting off of his red sunglasses as he performed looked like the devil himself. What I nor anyone else realized at the time was that Dave was close to falling out in heat stroke, but like the trooper and consummate professional he is, he finished the show.
Dave is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, political activist, web developer & small business owner. He has composed & produced 6 albums of original music and has performed a thousand live shows across the country as a solo artist and with one of his bands.
When I decided to listen to Plastic Lawyer Candidate and write a review I wanted to get an idea of what other songwriters/performers had done in the way of “War & President protest songs. I was surprised to discover that while there is a large number of them, some of them if you didn’t know the history behind them would not seem like protest songs at all. Take for example Marvin Gaye’s Whats going on how many of us really understood that to be a protest song about the Police brutality that was taking place during student protests of the Vietnam war?
Plastic Lawyer Candidate released July 3, 2014 by recording artist Dave Cahill is sure to be considered one of the great Protest Songs of this era historically.
The world today is far different now when it comes to how we communicate with each other and how information is shared. Gone like 78 and 45 vinyl records; 8 track and cassette tapes; are the day when we waited for a music group to record and release a single or album months later or for the nightly news to air a story telling us we just dropped a bomb on Japan. Today artists’ record and release music in a single day almost instantaneously making it available to the whole world to hear. When you stop and think about some of the protest music in American history you might wonder, as I do, whether the effect would have somehow been different had the war protest songs of Marvin Gaye; Curtis Mayfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Wailers w/Bob Marley; the Sex Pistols; John Lennon and The Clash been in the hands of the population on iPods, smart phones and tablets.
While those listed above are considered to have the Top 10 war protest songs, some of the Top 10 protest songs about the President include: Tom Paxton’s “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation”; Phil Ochs “Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon”; 2Pac & The Outlawz “Letter to the President” cited as “no holds barred anger directed at President Bill Clinton on his ineffectiveness in addressing the plight of the black community”; Pink’s “Dear Mr. President”; Pink; and Bright Eyes “When the President Talks to God.” While researching Presidential protest songs it seems George W. Bush has the most protest songs written about him. President Obama has been lucky compared to other Presidents as until now there is only one song released that is a direct protest of Obama and that is Rebel Diaz’ “Revolution Has Come.”
Cahill in Plastic Lawyer Candidate points out how Barack Obama promised the world only to give us something completely different.
Plastic lawyer candidate, he promised change, he promised to bring the troops home. But, after the election, he rejected any questions, that progressives had request, I suspected nothing less from him.
Cahill reminds us that this Plastic Lawyer Candidate, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize not only has not ended the wars, but has through the use of predator drones authorized the killing of hundreds/thousands of innocent people, including children by way of bombing homes and villages in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt and elsewhere.
Imagine for a second that your children never get to live a long, happy life? Well, what the fuck would you do, if a missile crashed straight down into, the house that you call your home, and took your family from you?
The single Plastic Lawyer Candidate has a techno funk feel to its beat. Cahill’s use of radio and broadcast sounds of being unplugged in the background reminds us that in this age of technology we really do need to pull the plug to regain perspective.
Cahill reminds us that we have a President and a government that not only lies and misrepresents the facts, but one that has under the current administration gone to the extreme of spying on us, the citizens.
How many get the feeling, that you’re being watched right now? Bionic eyes…Governments watch us from their satellites.
While Plastic Lawyer Candidate is clearly a protest song about Barack Obama, Cahill points out that it’s time we stop listening to all the politicians, it’s time that we as a nation, as a free people vote every politician in office today out.
You and I…Will not obey, we will not comply. But now…we’ve pulled the plug We’re never gonna listen…to the politicians… It’s time to throw them out…all of them…all of them… Life, you only get one chance, so make the most of it. This is life, not your life…this is life…it’s just life.
The music is such that you want to move with it while the lyrics when you listen to them, project a slide show of images in your mind of drone strikes, teleprompter speeches, and NSA surveillance details being reported that makes you want to unplug everything.
Cahill has joined the ranks of Gaye, Mayfield, Lennon, Marley, Pink et al in protest songs.
Review by Larry Sinclair / LarrySinclair.com
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Why do we need a special prosecutor? The entire country has a stake in ensuring that the IRS is not “weaponized” in the hands of any Party or ideology. Those not supporting this investigation are consummate fools, because a weaponized IRS can be turned around against others when the winds of political power change.
Here is Fox News’ coverage of the story: “IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe.”
Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the BlackBerry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”
That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.
“We had already talked to her. Our personal staff and Oversight Committee staff had sat down with Ms. Lerner and confronted her about information we were getting from conservative groups in the state of Ohio and around the country,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News.
“If you intentionally destroy evidence, that is a crime. If you make a statement in court saying the evidence is not available and it is, that is also a crime,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.
And then here is Jay Sekulow in a video interview:
Every single American should be concerned about delays in the investigation, but this interview provides a measure of comfort that justice will be done. I see a look in Jay Sekulow’s eyes that says everyone involved in this coverup should be shaking in their Pradas and Ferragamos—his legal jaws are locked on, and those behind this series of crimes are ultimately going down.
Bad boys, bad girls… whatcha gonna do… whatcha gonna do when he comes for you? He’s comin’! We need an Independent Special Counsel, now!
As illegal aliens continue to pour across the US southern border, socialist Governor Jerry Brown has told them they are welcome in the State of California while Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is not wanting to house any of them in his state.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day tour of California with a speech to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles on Monday in which he pledged to make life better for his countrymen living on both sides of the border.
“This is the other Mexico,” he said of the United States, which is home to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants.
In introducing Peña Nieto on Monday, Brown spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California and nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter whether they had permission to be in the United States.
“You’re all welcome in California,” he said.
In contrast to Governor Brown’s lawless remarks, Governor Terry Branstad said that he doesn’t want lawbreakers to be housed in his state.
Washington CBS Local reports:
Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
During a news conference, Branstad said he was not aware of any of the children currently living in Iowa and that state has not been contacted by the federal government about housing any immigrant children. He said the government’s focus should be on securing the borders.
“The first thing we need to do is secure the border. I do have empathy for these kids,” Branstad said. “But I also don’t want to send the signal that (you) send your kids to America illegally. That’s not the right message.”
Branstad was among a group of governors that met Sunday with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the Obama administration sought support from states that could host the children.
I think everyone has some sympathy for children. However, from reports that have come out, only ten percent of those crossing the southern border are children. Of the illegals crossing, there are myriads of criminals, gang members and other disease ridden people. The problem is that the Obama administration does not care about any of that because they are advancing their own agenda, and as Valerie Jarrett allegedly stated, “the gloves are off.” Obama is in full Cloward-Piven mode and the US is the target.
The ignoring of immigration laws and choosing not to enforce them is only adding to America’s problems. Sadly, it’s all to overwhelm the system and build up votes.
Columnist Tony Lee points out, “In 2012, 28% of Californians were born outside the United States, according to The New York Times. Hispanic voters reportedly “made up 19.2% of California voters” in 2010. And according to Pew Research, Latinos make up nearly 40% of the state’s population and have made California “only the second state, behind New Mexico, where whites are not the majority and Latinos are the plurality.”
California is clearly a Democrat controlled state, but the influx of illegals is only going to create more problems no matter where they go. What the citizens of America should be doing is demanding the enforcement of the law first and second to withhold any federal funds to states that will house those who are breaking the law. If the state wants to aid and abet lawbreakers, let them pay for it.
Finally, perhaps some sheriffs out to get involved and stop the invasion in their own counties. Though Ohio’s Sheriff Richard Jones didn’t stop it, he did send a bill to Mexico for housing illegals in his jail. Perhaps there needs to be more action by the community like that of the citizens of Murrieta who turned away busloads of illegals that were headed to their town.
Whatever the means of bringing a solution are they begin and end with the law. What will Americans do now? Complain or act?
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Five liberals experienced the thrill of shooting a gun for the very first time and it was all caught on camera for your enjoyment. BuzzFeed took the five anti-gun liberals to the Los Angeles Gun Club for a day of shooting. Before they began, the anti-gunners shared their views on gun control and the Second…
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(USA Today) St. John the Baptist Parish officials are carefully monitoring the parish’s water system after test results confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, which is a deadly amoeba that can infect the brain.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, or DHH, issued an emergency order late Wednesday requiring the parish to perform a chlorine burn throughout its water system to kill the amoeba.
According to the parish and state health officials, the water is safe to drink, and no one has become sick from the amoeba.