Obama’s Islamic State Strategy Sparks Doubt, Resentment Among Pentagon Officials

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Obama fights climate change ISISBy Rowan Scarborough

Beneath the glowing battle reports about Iraq from U.S. military spokesmen in recent months, there remains a strong undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the Pentagon rank and file with the Obama administration’s Islamic State strategy.

“What strategy?” asked a Pentagon official involved in counterterrorism analysis. “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS,” using a common acronym for the Islamic State.

This source said the military has a plan for introducing ground troops and defeating the Islamist group, but the belief is that President Obama will never activate it. Read More..

Missing Hillary’s Libya Forest for the Benghazi Trees

Posted on May 27th, 2015

Benghazi Perpetrator Caught HillaryBy Thomas Lifson

Deplorable as were the deaths in Benghazi, a much larger disaster can be laid at Hillary’s feet, and the just-released emails prove the point. By far the most interesting take on the nearly 300 Hilary emails released in a classic pre-holiday weekend document dump comes from John Hinderaker of Powerline.  He points out that while critics of Clinton have understandably focused on the horrifying deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, the really big picture that comes out from the emails is that Hillary saw herself as the architect of our policy toward Libya, a policy that has been an unmitigated disaster.

Why were Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans murdered? Because by September 2012, Libya was a terrorist playground. Since then, things have only gotten worse. Libya has become a failed state, a 21st century source of boat people, as refugees from ubiquitous violence stream across the Mediterranean. Libya is now a haven for ISIS and other terrorist groups; it was on the Libyan coast that ISIS beheaded 30 Christians. Some of the “refugees” now making their way into Europe are, in fact, ISIS agents. In short, Libya is a disaster. Read More..

Obama the Magnificent

Posted on May 19th, 2015

Obama’s friendsBy James Lewis

You have to give President Obama credit: he is a transformational figure, and the American media are loath to give him the credit he deserves. Of course, the transformation he has had in mind and has partially accomplished had to be covert, for the American voters would never have chosen this course knowingly. For the scope of the change he has wrought, as well as the cleverness of his strategy, sooner or later the Islamic world is bound to proclaim him, “Obama the Magnificent.”

The domestic aspect of the makeover is the lesser achievement.

When the Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas was attacked by two jihadists with assault weapons and possibly bombs, a single Texas off-duty cop took out both attackers with his service pistol. Apparently Texas is the only place in the world that can cope with jihadist assaults. In one fierce action that unknown cop made a solid case for the Second Amendment. Read More..

America’s Military Power in a Steep Decline

Posted on May 1st, 2015

Silhouette US military troops American flagBy Alan Caruba

Eliminating the terrorists of today with force will not guarantee protection from the terrorists of tomorrow. We have to transform the environments that give birth to these movements…It may be training young people so they can get jobs…it may be working to eliminate corruption and promote the rule of law…”

The Obama administration proposal that a jobs program be created for the militants in the Middle East was met with appropriate derision because what the jihadists need is killing. That’s what they are doing to Christians, Jews and others in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The quote above is by John Kerry, the Secretary of State, and to be fair, his February 18 Wall Street Journal commentary began by saying “The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st Century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force along won’t achieve victory.”

Kerry is wrong. History as recent as the mid-20th century is proof enough that the military defeat of Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan was the only thing that ended the threat they represented. He was also wrong when he told a congressional committee that the world is a safer place these days when it is clear to anyone it is not. Read More..

Media Ignoring ISIS in Mexico

Posted on April 27th, 2015

ISIS SoldiersBy Brian C. Joondeph

ISIS is operating training bases just across the US southern border according to a report last week in Judicial Watch. Specifically the base is about 8 miles from the Texas border near Ciujad Juaraz in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Mexican officials found documents in Arabic, schematic plans for the US Army’s Fort Bliss, and Muslim prayer rugs.

One would think this would be important news. A Google News search however showed this story was being ignored by the mainstream media. The coverage rather was by Fox News, Western Journalism, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and the Washington Times, representing more of the alternative, than the traditional media.

Instead the mainstream media is busy chasing Hillary Clinton’s campaign van, acting like a gaggle of preteen girls chasing Justin Beiber. Is this what passes for journalism these days? Read More..

A President, Not a Potentate

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Obama as EmperorBy Alan Caruba

In 2010, before the midterm elections, President Obama said, “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends.”

Instead, it was the Democratic Party that got punished as voters rejected its candidates, rendering it some of its biggest losses since the Great Depression. The Republican Party gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, the largest seat change since 1948.

In November 2014, the voters gave complete control of Congress to Republicans for the first time in eight years as they retained every one of the GOP Senate seats up for reelection and added six more to ensure a Republican majority.

What was apparent before the 2010 election and since has been a President who regards himself and his powers as that of a potentate, a monarch scornful of the Congress in the same way English kings scorned their parliament until forced to relinquish total power and grant individual freedom to their subjects. Read More..

State Dept. May Give Iran $50 Billion “Signing Bonus” Just for Showing Up

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

RedArrowWAIMHlargerEDITOR’S COMMENT: Even with all the caving in by President Obama on this so-called agreement, my first response to this story was that it had to be a joke. Even this administration couldn’t be that clueless or stupid! Apparently, they are even worse than we imagined, which is almost impossible. I’ve reflected on this “signing bonus” payment to try and arrive at some semblance of competency here, and the only thing that I could think of was that possibly President Obama finally showed his negotiating skills, when Iran may have demanded $55 billion as a “signing bonus”, but Obama wouldn’t accept paying more than $50 billion, as his ‘red line’. Naturally, he considers this a major victory! One could easily argue that we are allowing Iran to have $50 billion to go ahead and make their nuclear weapons and expand their terrorism efforts. What a disaster! Read More..

Whatever the Ayatollah Wants! President Obama Keeps Giving and Giving and Giving.

Posted on April 21st, 2015

Accord with IranBy The Wall Street Journal

Give Ayatollah Ali Khamenei credit for knowing his opposition. Two weeks ago the Supreme Leader declared that Western sanctions had to be lifted immediately as a condition of a nuclear deal. And sure enough, on Friday President Obama said Iran would get significant sanctions relief immediately upon signing a deal.

The Ayatollah knows that Mr. Obama wants an agreement with Iran so much that there’s almost no concession the President won’t make. So why not keep asking for more? Read More..

Obama’s UN Ambitions

Posted on April 20th, 2015

United Nations BuildingBy James Lewis

Why does Obama do dangerous and irrational things? By now half of American voters have pretty much figured him out as a power-hungry and self-serving Chicago pol with strange Muslim sympathies, and damn the U.S. Constitution and the law.

A lot of Obama’s actions make no sense in terms of American politics, where even the Democrats are running away from their messiah of yesteryear. The radical Left, which runs the Democrats today, is now yearning for Liz Warren to be their newest false prophet. She looks younger than Hillary, and the left likes to flatter itself as being the party of the young and good looking. Read More..

Should President Obama Be Listed as a State Sponsor of Terrorism?

Posted on April 17th, 2015

Cuba terror list terrorismBy Newsmachete

President Obama has removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, even though Cuba supports the terrorist FARC group in Columbia and has close ties with dictatorial leftist regimes like Venezuela.  But that started me thinking.  Since President Obama controls the executive branch of government, making him a state actor, do you think President Obama should list himself as a state sponsor of terrorism? Read More..

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