Dem Congressman John Yarmuth Says Boehner Inviting Netanyahu “Close To Subversion”…

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And if that wasn’t insane enough, Yarmuth (who is Jewish) accuses Jews of buying Republican support for Israel.

Via BuzzFeed:

Rep. John Yarmuth says Republican House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the House of Representatives is “close to subversion.”

Speaking with the Stephanie Miller Show on Friday, the Kentucky Democrat added some Congress members’ strong support for Israel “had to do with fundraising.”

“I am totally outraged at Speaker Boehner for doing it, I think it’s, it was deliberately designed to undermine the president — that’s close to subversion,” said Yarmuth of Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress.

“I mean, the president is supposed to be conducting foreign policy, not the Speaker of the House.”

Yarmuth then said a lot of the strong support for Israel has to with fundraising and pressure from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“And you know, a lot of it has to do with fundraising — I’m sure some of it is sincere support for Israel,” Yarmuth said.

“You know, I’m a Jewish member of Congress, I’m a strong supporter of Israel, but my first obligation is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the Constitution of Israel. And unfortunately, I think, some of the demands that are made of members by AIPAC and some strong Jewish supporters are that we pay more attention — I guess we defer — to Israel more than we defer to the United States.”

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New Documents: State Department Told Embassies Benghazi Attack Was A “Violent Demonstration,” Not Terrorism…

Yes, still a fake controversy.

Via Washington Examiner:

State Department officials called the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack at the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a “violent demonstration” even though they had known for many hours that it was a coordinated military-style assault, newly obtained documents show.

“Violent demonstrations took place at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and at the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, resulting in damages in both locations and casualties in Benghazi,” the State Department said in a Sept. 12, 2012, statement issued by its Diplomatic Security Command Center.

The statement was uncovered in a partial document release in a lawsuit after the State Department refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a Right-leaning non-profit that works for increased transparency in government. The FOIA request sought “any and all activity logs, reports, or other records produced by the Diplomatic Security Command Center between Sept. 10 2012, and Sept. 13, 2012, regarding, concerning, or related to the attack at the U.S. Special Mission Compound and Classified Annex in Benghazi, Libya.”

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NYT: Yeah, The Iranian-Backed Houthi Rebels Shout “Death To America, Death To Israel, Damnation To The Jews” But They Really Are “Moderates”…

So they are not “violent extremists?”


AMMAN, Jordan
— At first glance the official slogan and emblem of the Houthis, who are now the dominant force in Yemen, does not offer much hope to American policy makers.

It includes the words “Death to America, death to Israel, damnation to the Jews.” Houthis shout it when they march, wear it on arm patches, paint it on buildings and stick it onto their car windows. When pictured, those words are rendered in red, framed by “God is great” and “Victory to Islam” in green, on a white background.

Sometimes the red words are shown dripping blood.

But for all their harsh sloganeering, the Houthis may be a lot more moderate than it suggests, according to many diplomats and analysts who have followed them closely. They say it would be premature to dismiss them as Yemen’s Hezbollah, despite their alliance with Iran.

While Obama administration officials in Washington insisted that counterterrorism operations in Yemen against Al Qaeda, including armed drone flights, would continue despite the Houthi takeover, there were indications that given the political turmoil some specific missions and training might be suspended, reduced or altered on a case-by-case basis.

Report: Top Official From Obama Campaign Team In Israel To Help Defeat Netanyahu In Upcoming Israeli Elections…

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Last week: Obama says he will refuse to meet with Netanyahu claiming he does not want to influence Israeli elections.

Via IMRA:

Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.

One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of offices taking up the ground floor of a Tel Aviv office building.

V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.

HT: PJM

Former Fox Employee Shoots Himself To Death Outside News Corp Building In NYC

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Via NY Post:

A former Fox television employee is dead after shooting himself outside the News Corp. building Midtown, according to reports.

Phillip Perea, 41, shot himself in the chest just before 9 a.m. in front of the Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street building, cops and witnesses said.
Perea previously worked at a Fox station in Texas, according to The Wall Street Journal.

He had been handing out fliers, which criticized his ex-employer for having “ended my career” just before he shot himself, the official said.

Police at the scene said the man shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died, cops said.

Prior to the shooting, the man was heard saying that the news channel ruined his life, a source said. In various tweets, Perea complained about his former employer.

Security guards asked the man to leave and when they turned around to walk back inside, they heard a gunshot, the source said.

No one else was injured.

A suicide note was recovered at the scene, cops said.

The News Corp. building houses Fox News Channel, in addition to other media companies, including The Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Move Over Global Warming, Researchers Claim Pollutants Could Be Destroying Polar Bears Penises…

To be precise, they are at risk of “breaking their penis.” (cringe)

Via Daily Mail:

Global warming is claimed to be already posing problems for polar bears, whose numbers are waning because of melting ice, dangerous conditions and fewer hunting opportunities.

Now experts have warned that chemical pollutants may be reducing the density of the bears’ penis bones.

This puts them at risk of breaking their penis, which could have disastrous consequences for mating and the survival of the endangered species.

Mammals such as otters have a penis bone, or baculum, which is thought to be a by-product of evolution, although experts are not sure.

Now, a team of scientists led by Christian Sonne at Aarhus University, Denmark, has found that a certain type of pollutant called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is associated with a less dense penile bone, New Scientist reported.

Lib Icon Noam Chomsky Shockingly Not A Big Fan Of American Sniper, Says It Teaches You To Hate The “Damn Savages”…

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Anything considered even slightly pro-America is considered blasphemous by the left.

Via Raw Story:

Famed linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky took some time during a Cambridge, Massachusetts event hosted by The Baffler to discuss the film American Sniper and what its popularity says about the American people.

He began by reading a glowing review of the film in The New York Times that began by insulting “America’s coastal intelligentsia, which has busied itself with chatter over little-seen art dramas while everyday Americans showed up en masse for a patriotic, pro-family picture which broke all attendance records in its opening days.”

“What was the patriotic, pro-family film that so entranced everyday Americans?” Chomsky asked by way of response. “It’s about the most deadly sniper in American history, a guy named Chris Kyle, who claims to have used his skills to have killed several hundred people in Iraq.”

Iranian Website Tied To Revolutionary Guards Threatens To Kill Netanyahu’s Sons…

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The website posted info on Yair and Avner Netanyahu claiming it was from an IRGC intelligence report… reality, it was Wikipedia.

Via JOnline:

The Iranian Mashark news website published a detailed plan to kill Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, in retaliation for the Iranian general’s elimination last week. The plan also includes the targeting of former Prime Ministers Sharon and Olmert’s family members

The elimination of an Iranian senior level general continues to irritate Teheran.  Iran, who is holding Israel accountable for the killing of at least 6 Hezbollah terrorists and 2 Iranians last week on Syrian soil, already made an official statement regarding acts of revenge.

Today (Sunday), the Mashark news website, which is known for being in close relations with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, challenged Israel with a dramatic plan to kill some of the family members of Israel’s heads of state, in retaliation for the alleged elimination.

The opinion column includes not only the targeting of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, Yair and Avner Netanyahu, but also the sons of former Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In addition to their names and photos, a detailed text regarding an intelligence plan about the two was given, regarding their whereabouts and recent activities.

However, a quick online search shows most of the information about Netanyahu’s sons was taken from Wikipedia.

Nice Job, Kurds! ISIS Expelled From Kobane By Kurds

Beirut (AFP) – Kurdish fighters have expelled Islamic State group militants from inside the Syrian border town of Kobane, a monitor said Monday, dealing a key symbolic blow to the jihadists’ ambitions.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had pushed IS militants out of the town after four months of fighting.

In Iraq meanwhile, a senior army officer announced that Iraqi forces had also “liberated” Diyala province from the Islamic State group.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that YPG forces had “expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobane and have full control of the town.”

“The Kurds are pursuing some jihadists on the eastern outskirts of Kobane, but there is no more fighting inside now.”

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No Joke: Pentagon Initiates Essay Contest In Honor Of Dead Wahhabi King…

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You can’t make this stuff up.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.

The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership of the Saudi Arabian monarch.

HT: JT

Moonbat Professor Says Illegal Aliens Should Be Allowed To Vote, “The Suffrage Movement Of Our Time”…

Sending Illegals to Mexico

I can’t see why anyone would have a problem with this.

Via Daily Caller:

Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship” in an op-ed in the Providence Journal.

The Journal’s version of PolitiFact has now deemed the claim as “mostly true.”

Hayduk notes that “more than 22 million adults in the U.S. are barred from voting because they lack U.S. citizenship.” Some voting districts are especially affected. In Los Angeles, for example, Hayduk says illegal aliens “make up more than one-third of the voting-age population.”

“The right to vote helps keep our democracy inclusive and fair, and resident voting is the next logical step toward creating a truly universal franchise,” the professor concludes. “Noncitizen voting is the suffrage movement of our time.”

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U.S. Closes Embassy In Yemen Permanently After Shia Rebels Overrun Obama’s One-Time Anti-Terror Success Story…

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Via U.S. Embassy To Yemen:

Due to the  recent resignation of the Yemeni president, prime minister, and cabinet, and the ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is unable to provide routine consular services and will have very limited ability to assist with emergency cases involving U.S. citizens. The U.S. Embassy will be closed to the public until further notice out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting the Embassy. We are continuously analyzing the security conditions and will resume consular operations as soon as our analysis indicates we are able to do so safely.

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens still in Yemen should make plans to depart immediately. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Yemen are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Travelers should reconfirm flight schedules with their airline prior to going to the airport. Flight cancellations occur frequently. There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-coordinated evacuations.

U.S. citizens in Yemen remain vulnerable to kidnappings and terrorist attacks, especially when in transit to and from residences or workplaces. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and take prudent security measures in all areas, especially those areas frequented by Westerners. All U.S. citizens are reminded to vary their routes and times for all travel, maintain a high level of vigilance, keep a low profile, lock car windows and doors, carry a cell phone at all times, and report suspicious incidents to the Embassy.

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Greece Elects Radical Leftist Party, White House Says Obama Looking Forward To “Working Closely” With Them…

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Ideological allies.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a decisive victory in Greece’s national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.

But it was unclear whether the communist-rooted party, led by Alexis Tsipras, had won by a big enough margin over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ incumbent conservatives to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament’s 300 seats.

“What’s clear is we have a historic victory that sends a message that does not only concern the Greek people, but all European peoples,” Syriza party spokesman Panos

Skourletis said on Mega television. “There is great relief among all Europeans. The only question is how big a victory it is.”

Skourletis said the election results heralded “a return of social dignity and social justice. A return to democracy. Because, beyond the wild austerity, democracy has suffered.”

Howard Dean: “People Who See American Sniper Are Very Angry,” Probably From Tea Party…

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What a disgusting piece of sh*t.

Via Daily Caller:

Former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean speculated about what has motivated people to flock to movie theaters in droves to see “American Sniper,” the movie about the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

“There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” Dean said on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday.

“This guy basically says, ‘I’m going to fight on your side,’” Dean said of Kyle, who was the most prolific sniper in U.S. military history. The legendary sniper was murdered at a Texas gun range in 2013.

“I bet you if you looked at the cross-section of the tea party and people who see this movie there’s a lot of intersection,” the former governor of Vermont continued.

The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, has earned nearly $200 million at the box office since its release last week, making it one of the highest-grossing films ever released during the month of January.

Turkey Orders Facebook To Ban Pages Insulting Islam’s 7th-Century Warlord “Prophet” Mohammed…

Would it be considered insulting to mention Mohammed had a 6-year-old “wife?”

Via ABC News:

Facebook has been ordered by a Turkish court to censor pages insulting the Prophet Muhammad or risk being blocked entirely in the country.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported the ruling was handed down late Sunday by a court in Ankara. The order comes days after another court in the country banned sites showing the latest cover of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the news comes during the same month that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against censorship.

Following the recent massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, Zuckerberg re-affirmed his commitment that “Facebook has always been a place where people across the world share their views and ideas.”

Robbers Target Food Delivery Trucks In Shortage-Hit Venezuela

People line up to buy toilet paper and baby diapers as national guards control the access at a supermarket in downtown Caracas

Viva la revolución. Sean Penn riding shotgun rider.

Via Yahoo News Canada

Robbers and looters are targeting trucks carrying food across Venezuela in another sign of worsening shortages that have turned basics like flour and chicken into coveted booty.

Crime has long plagued shops and roads in Venezuela, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates.

But widespread shortages due to a restriction of dollars for imports have worsened since the New Year.

This has made food delivery increasingly risky even as certain trucks have been fitted with GPS devices and are sometimes protected by private security agents.

“I won’t transport food anymore because the streets are too dangerous,” said Orlando Garcia, a 37-year-old driver from the western state of Tachira who has been ambushed twice as he crisscrossed the country.

“They put screws on the road (to burst your tires), and when you stop to fix the tire they attack you,” said Garcia, who now refuses to work past midnight and will only transport plastics.

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NYT: Obama Regime Blocked Israel From Selling Cobra Attack Helicopters To Nigeria For Fight Against Boko Haram…

Even worse is the reason, the White House was worried about the Nigerian army committing human rights violations… yes, the same army fighting Boko Haram.

WASHINGTON — The United States paused the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer, according to Abuja.

The transfer of such aircraft requires a review, Obama administration officials told The Jerusalem Post, in order to determine its “consistency with US policy interests.”

Reviews of this kind take place in the case of “any requests for one country to transfer US-origin defense items to another country,” White House Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications Ned Price said.

According to a report initially published in a local Nigerian daily, This Day, Nigerian government officials believe a large sale was halted because of “unfounded allegations of human rights violations by our troops,” one such official is quoted saying. The Nigerian official is not named in the report.

“This,” the official continued, “after the office of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had initially approved the purchase.”

US officials tell the Post that such transfers must be consistent with a policy directive revised by President Barack Obama in January, which outlines the criteria for conventional weapons sales.

Obama Chomps On Gum While Watching Parade With Indian PM…

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National embarrassment.

Via Times of India:

In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Barack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.

In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president.

However, this is not the first time that Obama has been spotted chewing gum during an important function. Though there was a lot of commentary on social media on his chewing gum at a formal ceremony.

Comments on Twitter included remarks by author Shobhaa De, who said, “Barack bhai working his jaws overtime and chewing gum! At least it isn’t gutka. But seriously – gum during a formal parade?”.

“Glad to see @BarackObama is so human. Like most Americans, he chews gum. Anyone know what brand?,” was how noted film-maker Shekhar Kapur reacted.

American media in past has commented about Obama’s habit of chewing gum while referring to his medical report, according to which the US president was in excellent health except for a minor problem of “history of smoking”.

But Obama was now “tobacco free” buoyed by the “occasional use” of “nicotine gum”, said a report in Washington Post.

HT: TWS

BBC: Don’t Call Al-Qaeda Jihadists Who Slaughtered Charlie Hebdo Staff “Terrorists”…

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Wow.

Via Independent:

The Islamists who committed the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris should be not be described as “terrorists” by the BBC, a senior executive at the corporation has said.

Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, said the term “terrorist” was too “loaded” to describe the actions of the men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French satirical magazine.

Mr Kafala, whose BBC Arabic television, radio and online news services reach a weekly audience of 36 million people, told The Independent: “We try to avoid describing anyone as a terrorist or an act as being terrorist. What we try to do is to say that ‘two men killed 12 people in an attack on the office of a satirical magazine’. That’s enough, we know what that means and what it is.”

Mr Kafala said: “Terrorism is such a loaded word. The UN has been struggling for more than a decade to define the word and they can’t. It is very difficult to. We know what political violence is, we know what murder, bombings and shootings are and we describe them. That’s much more revealing, we believe, than using a word like terrorist which people will see as value-laden.”

Obama Cuts Radio Ad For Rahm’s Re-Election

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I am rooting for Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to win.

Via Chicago Sun Times

….The ad comes on the heels of a recent Emanuel campaign poll that shows him with a lead among African-American voters.

The one-minute ad begins: “This is Barack Obama. . . . Chicago is my home. It’s the place that made me who I am. That’s why I care so deeply about who leads our city.”

It cautions of our mayor: “Let’s be honest, at times the guy can be a little hard-headed.”

The POTUS pitch also includes the reason for Rahm’s volatility.

“He loves our city, and he believes every child in every neighborhood should have a fair shot at success,” Obama states. That’s “why he fights as hard as he does.”

It ends: “If you want a mayor who does what is right, not just what’s popular, who fights night and day for the city we love, then I hope you’ll join me.

“Vote for Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, February 24!”

The ad is a clear pitch to woo African-American voters angered by the mayor’s school closings. Four candidates are angling for his job, two of whom are African-Americans.

A recent campaign poll conducted by research firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for the Emanuel campaign showed 51 percent of African-Americans surveyed support the mayor’s re-election.

“We’re thrilled that the president has endorsed Rahm because he believes that Rahm is the only candidate with the record, strength and plan to continue moving our city forward,” said Steve Mayberry, a campaign spokesman.

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