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Latest on Bergdahl Swap For Terrorists, Open Threadby Tammy on June 2, 2014
Well, the last 48 hours or so have been busy, and exposed us to another bizarre choice by Barack Obama: without notifying congress he released 5 of the most dangerous Taliban we had captured; beasts considered so dangerous they were to never be released. Yet, on Saturday morning they were flown out of Gitmo and into Qatar, as one of the pre-conditions for the Taliban terrorists to release Bowe Bergdahl, a troop captured in Afghanistan in 2009. We all wanted Bergdahl released, but the details of the method concerns everyone. Here’s what we know so far, and it gets stranger and stranger as each hour goes by. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recovery after five years in captivity has rekindled anger...
Leftist Incoherence Alert==> Samantha Powers Tweets About Daniel Pearlby Shifra on February 24, 2014
On Sunday, Samantha Powers, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., gave the annual Daniel Pearl Lecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, where Pearl’s father, Judea, is a professor of computer science. (Why she was asked to speak is anyone’s guess. A committed Leftist, she has been a vocal critic of Israel, frequently engaging in moral equivalence between “Palestinian” terrorists and Israeli citizens trying to protect themselves from annihilation.) Via The Daily Caller: UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s bizarre tweet on the Islamist beheading of Daniel Pearl ….Pearl is the Wall Street Journal reporter who was abducted in Pakistan four months after Sept. 11, 2001. Al-Qaida leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed slit Pearl’s throat and sawed his head off on camera, after...
State Dept. Spokeshole Strikes Again: Feigns Ignorance, Makes Absurd Claimby Shifra on February 17, 2014
Last month, when asked about the Chinese hypersonic delivery missile test, Marie Harf, State Department Spokesperson, had no idea. Her response to the reporter’s question? What is — that’s interesting. Hypersonic — I don’t know what that is. Well, apparently, there’s so much more that Marie just does not know: Via Stephen F. Hayes: The Weekly Standard — Rumors of al Qaeda’s Demise ….Last week, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf claimed that Ayman al Zawahiri is “the only one left” of “core al Qaeda.” It’s an absurd claim. And the context makes it worse. At a State Department briefing on January 23, reporters asked Harf about a new message from Zawahiri to his followers. Her initial response? “I haven’t seen...
Israel Uncovers Al Qaeda Plot to Blow Up American Embassy in Tel Avivby Shifra on January 22, 2014
Via Times of Israel: Al-Qaeda planned to blow up US Embassy in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem convention center Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency cracked open an al-Qaeda plot, directed from the Gaza Strip, to carry out mega terror attacks in Israel against both US and Israeli targets, according to information the Shin Bet made available Wednesday. Israel is holding three suspects in the plot, it added, but the key plotter is still at large. The attacks, still in the planning stage, included twin suicide bombings, against the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and the main Israeli convention center in Jerusalem, where President Barack Obama gave the centerpiece of his Israel visit last March. So, here’s a question for the “smartest...
Senate Inquiry Punts, Blames “Government” For Benghazi, Says Could Have Been Preventedby Tammy on January 15, 2014
So little, so late. Obviously the entire administration, including both Houses of Congress are responsible for this in one form or another. Ranging from direct involvement (Executive Branch and State Dept), to Congress which has refused to hold Obama or anyone in his regime to account for anything. The impotence of Boehner and McConnell is mind boggling. If Congress had made it clear, through action, from the beginning of Obama’s term, I’m guessing they may have been a little less cavalier and reckless when it came to not just Benghazi, but every operation that has cost people their lives and this nation her economic and physical security. The supposed big scoop from the report? That the attack could have been...
Obama Abandons Iraq, Now Scrambling Against al-Qaedaby Tammy on December 26, 2013
Moron. US sending missiles, drones to Iraq to battle al-Qaida The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaida-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria. The move follows an appeal for help in battling the extremist group by the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who met with President Obama in Washington last month. But some military experts question whether the patchwork response will be sufficient to reverse the sharp downturn in security that already led to the deaths of more than 8,000 Iraqis this year, 952 of them Iraqi security force members, according to...
Excellent==> 9/11 Families Win Right to Sue Saudi Arabiaby Tammy on December 20, 2013
It’s about time. 9/11 Families ‘Ecstatic’ They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Most of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia, and the complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. An attempt to sue Saudi Arabia in 2002 was blocked by a federal court ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity. That ruling was reversed Thursday by a three-judge federal panel. “I’m ecstatic…. For 12 years we’ve been fighting to...
Obama Waives Ban On Arming Terrorists Allowing Aid To Syrian Oppositionby Tammy on September 16, 2013
There you have it. He’s been forced to admit he’s sending weapons to terrorists. Our tax dollars paying for weapons for al-Qaeda. The same groups in Syria murdering Christians and burning down churches. Mind-boggling. HT Weasel Zippers, via Washington Times. President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad’s regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah....
Finally! Fort Hood Shooter Hasan Forcibly Shaved In Prisonby Tammy on September 3, 2013
Your feel-good story for the evening. The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday. Maj. Nidal Hasan began growing a beard in the years after the November 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The beard prompted delays to his court-martial because it violated Army grooming regulations. He was convicted of all charges last month at his court-martial at the Central Texas Army post and sentenced to death. Now, Hasan is an inmate at the U.S. Detention Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., home to the military death row. Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt, a spokesman for military prison, said in a statement Tuesday that Hasan...
McCain Plays Poker On His iPhone During Syria Hearingby Tammy on September 3, 2013
Nevermind that this discussion is about an existential issue, the gassing of children, and our aiding and abetting al-Qaeda. I guess all that’s too boring for good ol’ Juan who turned to playing poker on his iPhone during the congressional hearing on Syria. Via WaPo. As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.” We eagerly await the photographic proof, but generally trust Melina’s sharp eye. Update 5:55 p.m.: And here’s the proof:
The Toxic Cocktail Of Islamismby Pat_S on April 28, 2013
Tony Blair was asked on Meet The Press if he thought President Bush was correct to categorize the Iraq war as part of the war on terrorism. David Gregory suggested history would judge the war to be a war of choice that turned into a misadventure. Blair’s response strikes to the heart of what is happening within the Muslim world and its impact on the rest of the world. He speaks about a toxic cocktail of religion, politics, ethnicity and tribalism. Blair warns that the perverted, violent ideology that is causing such turmoil in the Middle East and elsewhere has to be stopped. He did not suggest how or even if there is any willingness on the part of Western...
Zero Dark Thirtyby Maynard on December 17, 2012
I attended an advanced screening of ZERO DARK THIRTY, including Q&A with director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal. This film about the hunt for bin Laden will be in theaters in a few days. In a word: See it. Highest recommendation.
News To Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty & Sean Smith: Obama Claims We “Leave No One Behind”by Tammy on October 31, 2012
As each day goes by we get more information illustrating the inhumanity of Obama and his entire administration. I noted this on Twitter earlier today: Also today, in speaking to the Red Cross, Obama makes this shocking comment, “We leave no one behind.” Considering the facts surrounding Benghazi-gate–that he did leave people behind, literally, I found that remark quite revealing, almost a confession. I believe the Obama regime knows we understand that decisions were made to abandoned our ambassador and 3 other Americans so as to 1) not offend the Libyans and 2) to suppress the fact that his entire Middle East policy of appeasement and weakness, has failed. He sees those four Americans, and the rest of us, as...
Al-Qaeda Kills US Embassy Security Chief in Yemenby Patricia on October 11, 2012
What video will Obama and his administration blame for this? Expect more of this. Al-Qaeda is alive and well and giving the Preezy the middle finger salute! Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda.
Must Watch Video: The White House Disinformation Campaign On Libyaby Tammy on October 8, 2012
Great work and a devastating video from the Heritage Foundation. The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff. New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves. And when the terrorist attack did take place, the Obama Administration peddled the ridiculous story that an offensive, amateurish, anti-Islam YouTube video was to blame in order to avoid characterizing the murders of four Americans as terrorism… Additional...