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Syria’s Three (3) Bad Guys Exposed

There were always two bad guys in Syria, ever since the Assad family took over the Ba’ath Party and created a military dictatorship in 1970. …

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Russia and Iran Moving to Corner the Mideast Oil Supply?

In the Middle East, it is time to follow the money. To me,  Steve Chambers makes all the sense in the world here. Russia is at best, a regional power, as we’ve discussed many times here. Jessica, with her usual common sense, reminded us in  The Rules of the Great Game, that those rules have not […]

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Obama cuts military while the world grows more dangerous

ISIS is marching nearly unopposed across the Middle East murdering men, women and children as they spread terror and fear on their way to establishing a caliphate; President Vladimir Putin of Russia is becoming more aggressive with each passing day—he put 40,000 Russian troops on full alert for military exercises in March—as he spreads a new brand of communism around the world; and China is building a massive military presence on man-made islands in the South China Sea. So what, if anything, is Obama doing with the U.S. military to prepare America to deal with this increasingly dangerous world? He’s planning to cut 40,000 troops from the Army over the next two years, and that doesn’t include possible sequestration cuts. If the automatic cuts under sequestration take effect as planned in October, the Army will have to slash another 30,000 soldiers, resulting in an Army unable to meet its current deployments nor respond to demands for troops in other regions. Back to Putin for a moment. Did you know: while you were busy cooking up those hamburgers and hot dogs during your July 4th celebrations that four Russian nuclear-capable long-range bomber aircraft—two near Alaska and two near California—flew close enough […]

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ISIS wants us dead. Why is that so hard to understand?

Dalia Mogahed, a research director for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, said that ISIS could exist without Islam because extremist groups simply use “the local social currency” to carry out their terror and that could just as easily be Christianity or Judaism. This means that she believes that social currency is the driving force behind the mayhem ISIS has caused in Iraq and Syria, and not the elimination of everyone who stands in the way of worldwide Islamic rule. The question about the existence of ISIS outside of Islam is actually a pretty decent critical thinking exercise. However, if you have never heard of Ms. Mogahed, you might fall into the trap of buying into her mucky reasoning. Dalia Mogahed has consistently defended Islamist organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); both of which have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has been busy waging their “soft Jihad” right under our noses for years—Hamas was created back in 1987 as a way to obliterate Israel—so the first question we must ask ourselves is how much stock should we put into a “deep” thinker who has ties to […]

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Obama would rather pay ISIS than kill them

After recently admitting that his administration didn’t have a “complete strategy” to deal with the rising threat of ISIS, Obama announced a new executive order that establishes several new policies in an effort to make his policy more complete, specifically when kidnapped Americans are involved. Don’t get too excited—he isn’t launching a new military strategy to wipe out ISIS. Instead, his directive will establish a new hostage response group within the U.S. government to serve as the middle man in negotiations between terrorists and the families of hostages taken by terrorist groups. His plan, announced during a White House press conference yesterday, was an effort to make clear that families of hostages will take priority from now on. “(We’re) making it clear our top priority is the safe return of hostages. We are reaffirming the U.S. government will not make concessions, such as paying ransoms to terror groups holding hostages … (which) risks endangering more Americans. At the same time, we are clarifying our policy does not prevent communications with our hostage takers.” Wouldn’t it be nice if our Commander-in-Chief had a different top priority? For instance, it would seem to me that if we eliminated the hostage takers, getting […]

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The answer to ISIS might be something we don’t want to hear!

  The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that the U.S. is spending $9 million dollars a day in the “fight” against the Islamic State. Now, first of all, I didn’t realize anyone within the Obama Administration had ever said we were involved in a fight against ISIS, however, the report comes days after the White House announced the administration is planning to deploy 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq. Just over 3,000 U.S. service members currently serve in advisory or security roles in the country. It’s very difficult to place the words strategy, Obama and ISIS in the same sentence that isn’t formed as follows: “The Obama Administration has no strategy to fight ISIS.” Yet the president is still making lifeless decisions to make it appear as though our country is doing everything they can to defeat these terrorists. In case you’re one of those who buy into the lie that ISIS is losing, and will eventually self destruct, allow me to put this into perspective. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is nothing short of genocide. According to Open Doors USA, Iraq had about 1.5 million Christians just over a decade ago, now that number is below 150,000. […]

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Will Obama order military attack on Israel?

Would anyone be surprised to see this headline in the spring or summer of 2016: “Obama orders U.S. military attack on Israel / blocks Israeli strike at Iran / Iran grateful“? Like it or not, there is an increasing likelihood we will see that kind of headline before Obama leaves office. Why should we worry about that? Does water flow downhill? President Obama’s treasonous sellout to the Iran nuclear program is only the latest chapter in his betrayals of America and our allies in the face of Iran’s Islamist ambitions. A U.S. military attack on Israel would have been unthinkable under any other president, but it is now quite conceivable. There are two reasons we need to take that possibility seriously. First, it is entirely consistent with Obama’s pattern of pro-Iran policies and actions. Secondly, there is no one standing in his way. For six years, Obama has done nothing to oppose or hinder Iran’s ambition to become the dominant power in the region. In fact, he has said that Iran can become a stabilizing influence in the world. At the same time, he has consistently opposed and belittled Israel’s security concerns. Iran has only repeated and reconfirmed its stated […]

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How to stop Obama’s sellout to Iran

President Obama thinks he can ignore the Constitution and speed ahead with his nuclear arms agreement with Iran. He’s wrong. This time, his dangerous policy is facing a growing revolt. We all know Congress is partly to blame for Obama’s over-confidence. It has allowed other unconstitutional acts to go unchecked. But when it is Congress’s own ox that is being gored, it’s a different story. On Iran, Obama is now encountering opposition from unlikely sources – fellow Democrats. That the debate on Iran involves nuclear bombs and not immigration visas may have something to do with the rising opposition. Apparently, destroying American jobs is good policy even if done by unconstitutional means, but Congress draws the line at destroying American cities. By refusing to submit the Iran agreement to the U.S. Senate for ratification as a treaty, as required by the Constitution, Obama’s arrogance is a direct assault on Congress as an institution. Secondly, by tacitly agreeing to allow Iran to proceed with plans for building a nuclear weapon, Obama is enabling an avowed enemy to threaten America with nuclear destruction. That’s a different kettle of fish, and the fish stink. Of course, most of Obama’s excesses have one thing […]

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Obama flirting with treason in Iran capitulation

President Obama has announced a “deal” with the government of Iran that allows the mullahs openly dedicated to our destruction to proceed on their path to develop nuclear weapons. No one is really surprised by the sellout, as it follows a long train of pro-Islamic policies and a willful blindness to Iran’s jihadist activities and ambitions. The jihadist gun is loaded and pointed at our head, and soon those bullets will be nuclear warheads. Yet, none dare call it treason. We are told the details of the Iran agreement are not yet final, but what is known amounts to a total capitulation to Iran’s nuclear plans. The terms offer only small concessions on Iran’s nuclear timetable coupled with an inadequate program of inspections to verify compliance with its promises. If this had been a game of poker, John Kerry and the team of U.S. negotiators would be leaving Geneva not only with an empty wallet but without their shoes and pants. But they would still carry a sign declaring victory. That’s the Obama way. The truth about this sellout is that Congress and everyone else saw it coming and did nothing to stop it. Obama’s commitment to reaching a deal […]

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Sunday Funnies: Key & Peele on Al Qaeda and the TSA (Video)

Nothing Says ‘Super Bowl’ Party Like Barack Obama Toilet Paper!!Or, if that doesn’t HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead? AdvertisementIntrigued? Just Click On Her Face… 

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Lindsey Graham’s empty threat of impeachment

Earlier this year, Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member, and rumoured presidential candidate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-INO SC) threatened President Barack Hussein Obama with impeachment if he continued to release terrorist detainees from the military prison facility located at Guantanamo Bay without first receiving explicit approval from Congress. At the time Graham made his threat, he stated that “it’s going to be impossible for (him) to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash… There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.” Apparently, Barry is calling his bluff, because this past Thursday—the same day that Barry gave the finger to Congress with his Executive Order granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens—he released five more terror detainees from Gitmo, including four Al Qaeda fighters. While we wait for a response from Senator Graham’s office, other Republican lawmakers who have been pressing Obama to cease releasing detainees amid reports that some of these former prisoners have not only returned to their terrorist ways, but they have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). One of those Republican lawmakers was Congressman Buck McKeon, the outgoing House Armed Services Committee Chairman: “If just one U. S. soldier loses their life over these (releases), we will […]

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Remembrance and Resolve

Ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis ætas; Magnus ab integro sæclorum nascitur ordo. iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna, iam nova progenies cælo demittitur alto. From the  Eclogue of Virgil: And so for the thirteenth time, we remember that day, that day of infamy, in New York, in Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, when we […]

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Obama ISIL rhetoric predictably weak, feckless and most likely BS as well!

Read ‘My memories of September 11, 2001!’ here.The US is safer today, his administration focus has been on national security,  Iraq’s government is stable, the Benghazi terrorists will be brought to justice and ISIL will be pursued and decimated!T…

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Who Can You Trust? Give Fear a Chance

If you think governments have always lied, well, you’d be wrong. Why this is so because for the most of history they’ve never had to. Or fear any repercussions. Like so many other things we believe are universal, but are peculiarly American, refraining from lying to the people out ofRead More

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What’s a Strategy?

Well, we have no strategy, he says. I would bet a lot of money that I don’t have that the intelligence and defense communities, and maybe even the state department have some ideas and probably some full blown strategies but, he doesn’t like them. Why? Most likely because they consist of the military breaking some […]

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Where is George W Bush?

If you don’t know, Iraq is about to fall, sooner than later. The Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, the same people McCain shook hands with last year, and believed we could do business with in bringing down Assad, have stormed out of their Aleppo stronghold in Syria and moved south intoRead More

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Obama Is Aiding And Abetting Jihad Against The West – In Syria


In his commencement address at West Point, President Obama has announced that the U.S.is ‘weighing military aid’ for Syrian rebels. Separately, administration officials spoke off the record to reporters from the Associated Press and said that Obama and his team are planning to send U.S. military advisers to Jordan to train and equip certain moderate Syrian rebels.

Actually, the president has been covertly indulging his desire to intervene in Syria on the side of Islamist rebels without congressional oversight for quite some time, and its pernicious effect is starting to be felt. Just like the president’s illegal intervention in Libya, our intervention in Syria has been like a rock dropped into a lake, sending ripples far beyond the original point of impact.

The training has mostly been done in Qatar and conducted by the CIA,although training of jihadis has also occurred in Jordan, where we already have almost 2,000 U.S. troops stationed and in camps along Syria’s border with Turkey.

The president predictably lied about this when he was asked, but a documentary made by PBS ( hardly a right wing, anti-Obama platform) entitled ” Syria: Arming the Rebels” actually shows jihadis training, holding up U.S. weapons and supplies and describe their journey from the Syrian battlefield to meet with their American handlers in Turkey and then being shipped to Qatar. Once there, they’re instructed in sophisticated combat techniques, including one course on “how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.”

As PBS notes “it appears the Obama administration is allowing select groups of rebels to receive US-made anti-tank missiles.”

The United States has already spent $287 million so far in what’s described as nonlethal aid for the rebels, with whom knows how much for military aid and training since the Obama Administration and the president still deny that took place. I mean, who are you going tro believe? Barack Obama or your lying eyes?

In any event this new emphasis means that a lot more money and arms are headed to Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry is talking in the neighborhood of $5 billion. He also claims we have the ability to vet who the aid goes to, which is ridiculous given the facts on the ground unless we really are going to send boots on the ground to Syria to get involved and see who lines up next to us.

How have our efforts in Syria been turning out so far?

Well, first of all, as was apparent from the PBS documentary and other sources, we haven’t really had all that much control of where the arms, money and supplies go, or really, even who gets trained.
It’s a similar situation to what happened in Afghanistan back in the late 1970’s when President Carter began arming the Afghan muhadejin to fight the Soviets. We sent the stuff to Pakistan and it was our dear friends the Pakistanis who decided who got what, not us. Any wonder the Taliban took over once the Soviets skedaddled?

What Syria is becoming is jihadi summer camp, with foreign fighters flocking there, picking up valuable experience and skills like how to make an IED that won;t result in a work accident and then heading back to their home countries to teach others. Al Nusrah and ISIS already run their own training facilities in Syria and in the parts of Iraq ISIS now controls. We have only estimates of how many jihadis with Western citizenship have been trained and indoctrinated there.

 In late October 2013, Mike Rogers, chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, warned that al Qaeda allies in Syria were now “talking about conducting external operations, which is exactly what happened in Afghanistan, which led to 9/11.”


Hundreds of EU citizens have ended up in the ranks of ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), Al Nusrah and al-Qaeda, and a number of them who have returned are actively involved in terrorism on the home front.

In Belgium, for instance, Mehdi Nemmouche, the jihadi accused of killing four people in an attack on the Jewish museum in Brussels is a French national who spent time fighting in Syria and had a flag from ISI in his possession as well as a Kalishnikov, a handgun, and jihad videos. None of this was news to the French Authorities that picked him up in Marseilles, since they had been attempting to track hi since they knew he had been fighting with ISIS in Syria.

Bomb threats were made against the Belgian Royal family after Belgian police arrested Ismail Abdelatif al Lal, a major al-Qaeda financier who was funding the recruitment and transport of Spanish and Moroccan Muslims to Syria. And the Belgian government ended up finally cancelling the government welfare benefits of 30 Belgian jihadis who were having the checks forwarded to banks in Turkey while they were fighting in Syria!

France’s French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve estimated that almost 400 jihadis who hold French passports are currently fighting in Syria. Back in March, former Interior Minister Manuel Valls “estimated that 700 French nationals or residents of France were more or less involved in the Syrian conflict, that 250 were currently in Syria, 99 were in transit to get there, 150 had showed interest in going there, 76 had already returned, and that 21 had died on Syrian soil.”

Those whom have returned will bring interesting skills back home with them, and a number apparently already have.

There are instances of this happening all over Europe.

And the U.S.? The estimates of battle trained Syrian jihadis who’ve returned here range from 70 to fifty.

If we can’t even vet our own citizens returning from Syria or stop them from going in the first place, how does the Obama team imagine it’s going to vet who gets U.S. military aid and training?

And is it a major leap to conclude that these arms and more importantly the training will be turned against us someday?

If you look at President Obama and his team and actions in Syria,in Libya, in Egypt and our funding of the new Hamas-Fatah government, you’d have to conclude that not only is our current regime tolerant and favorably disposed towards Islamists, they’re now actually aiding and abetting them.And it will cost us..horrendously,



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Should the Benghazi Hearings be for History or for Politics?

Trey Gowdy has been handed a choice, run the Benghazi hearings for History or for Politics. I vote for History. If he does well, the Politics will take care of itself. You have already read of the Democrats’ threat to boycott these hearings if they don’t get equal representation, 6 and 6, instead of 7 andRead More

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Iraq Burns Along With Syria As al-Qaeda’s ISIS Takes Over Jihad War


The carnage in Syria and Iraq has taken a new turn.

While the war in Syria against Bashir Assad had appeared to be going his way because of infighting between jihadi insurgents, the situation has changed radically with the killing of al-Nusra front leader Abu Mohammed al-Ansari(aka Abu Mohammed al-Golani), his wife, daughter, brother and niece in a house in Ras al-Hosn, Syria. The assassination was headed by the now dominant al-Qaeda force, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams, the jihadi name for Syria (ISIS).

This adds to the momentum ISIS has gathered in it’s ongoing assault in Iraq, which has the U.S. trained Iraqi Army reeling.

Since the western Iraqi city of Fallujah fell to ISIS in a major victory over Iraq’s 7th and 1st divisions, in January of this year, the Iraqi Army has been unable to drive them out.These are highly trained jihadis, amny of them foreign born, with battle experience in the war against Syria’s Assad. and the use of

Initially, the Iraqi army was routed and went into a headlong retreat to wards Baghdad, but then returned back to Fallujah in several failed attempts to retake the city. The Iraqi forces have been limited to sporadic shelling of the city, which hasn’t done wonders for feelings of the natives towards the Iraqi government.

ISIS is so confident of their hold on Fallujah that they actually held a military parade through the city that featured captured and very gently used Iraqi HumVees and APCs the Iraqi army received courtesy of the American taxpayer. I also have to wonder how much of the arms ISIS is using now came originally from Moamar Khaddaffi’s arsenals after out ill-advised adventure in Libya.

At this time, the Iraqi military has been desperately working to shore up a defense line around Baghdad to keep ISIS from advancing to the outskirts of the city.Some sources say that ISIS has already penetrated the outskirts of Baghdad, and that armed jihadis are distributing packets of candy to children with a note attached advising their parents that they are invited to attend “repentance” sessions held by ISIS. ISIS has also secured the loyalty of a number of Sunni tribal militias who remain independent but fight with ISIS against what they see as Shi’ite oppression.Anbar is essentially lost to Iraqi control control at this point. Even Abu Ghraib prison, only two miles from Baghdad was evacuated this week as ISI and its tribal allies approached, because it was about to be overrun.

Meanwhile, ISIS has been engaged in some interesting tactics. Rather than a frontal assault on the Iraqi lines, They’ve been concentrating on – wait for it – using water as a war weapon.This started when ISIS forces captured a strategic dam just south of Fallujah, closed all of the dam’s 10 gates and essentially created a moat with the waters of the Euphrates to make a military assault by government forces an even more implausible undertaking.it also has the effect of cutting Baghdad’s water supply and interfering with the city’s power, causing blackouts because of the reduced flow to the steam generators. A spokesman for the Iraqi Electricity Ministry said the power supply from Mussayab power station had decreased from 170 megawatts to just 90 megawatts, almost a 50% cut.

Not only that, but ISIS is actually using bulldozers and earth moving machines in an attempt to divert the Euphrates River from its course to the south towards central Iraq.The idea here is flood and isolate the Iraqi army positions now facing Falluja and cut off passage by road from Baghdad to army bases in central Iraq. If ISIS pulls it off, if will isolate the largest part of the Iraq army, cutting off its supply lines and making movement towards Baghdad slower and more difficult. And it will reduce water supplies and power to the predominant Shi’ite cities in the south.

According to my sources, one of the major reasons Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki traveled to Washington last March was to ask President Obama for a major shipment of new equipment, including Apache attack helicopters. The package was on hold, quite correctly, (primarily by Democrat Senator Robert Menendez)because the Senate wanted assurances Maliki wouldn’t simply use the new toys to further repress Sunni civilians ala’ Saddam. Then, there were questions about whether the Irawqi army should receive more U.S. weaponry, given how much of it ISIS captured from the Iraqi army during its headlong retreat. Also the Senate wanted questions answered about what if anything the Iraqis were doing to stop overflights of Iranian arms shipments to the Syrian government of Basher al-Assad. The Obama Administration managed to push the sale through, but only by spreading it out over three years. And that might not be soon enough.

This new war in Iraq is taking place against the backdrop of the upcoming April 30th Iraqi parliamentary elections. Maliki and the Shi’ite bloc began repressing Iraq’s Sunnis as soon as the Shi’ites got into power and removing them from the army and police forces. The last elections were marked by fraud and Maliki simply invalidating the election of enough Sunni seats to guarantee a Shi’te majority.If the April 30th elections go down in the same fashion, more and more of Iraq’s Sunnis are going to see ISIS in a positive light.

Two years ago, President Obama was telling the American people about how al-Qaeda was on the run. Thanks in large part to his own missteps and poor judgement, they’re not on the run but on the advance.


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Israel Thwarts Al-Qaeda Attack On U.S. Embassy

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