Taliban Arrest Islamic State Leader For Being “Involved In Anti-Islamic Activities”…

Fun fact: IS leader Mullah Khadim is a former Gitmo detainee.

Via Breitbart:

The Pajhwok Afghan News reported the Taliban captured Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) leader Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim along with 45 supporters. The United States detained Khadim at Guantanamo Bay, but released him to Afghanistan in 2007.

Afghan security officials did not confirm the detention, but a Taliban commander relayed the information to Pajhwok Afghan News. Orders for Khadim’s arrest came from Taliban Governor Mullah Abdul Rahim Akhund “because he was against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban’s official name” and “involved in anti-Islamic activities.” Taliban religious leaders and judges will judge Khadim and the 45 men.

Tribal leader Abdul Ahad Masoomi said:

Mullah Khadim, who claims allegiance to Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) forcibly assembled local residents on Thursday last in the Kakaji’s Azan area and told the people that Mullah Omar [spiritual leader for the Taliban] no longer exists and they should now support him.

Report: Obama Has Already Caved In To 80% Of Iran’s Demands In Nuke Talks…

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Sounds about right.

Via JPost:

Israeli officials told Channel 10 on Friday that they are convinced the Obama administration has already agreed to most of Iran’s demands in the P5+1 negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

According to unnamed officials, Washington “has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want” out of the negotiations, Channel 10 is reporting.

Jerusalem officials appear alarmed at the prospect that the United States will soon strike a deal with the Iranian regime that will leave it with a “breakout point” of months before it can gallop toward the bomb.

PC Insanity: Army Deletes Tweet About “Chinks” In Armor After Morons Complain That It’s Racist…

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I really wish this was a joke.

Via WaPo:

The Army has deleted a tweet posted Thursday afternoon referring to “chinks” in the armor of its Special Operations capabilities after receiving numerous accusations of racism.

The tweet read: “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say.” It included a link to an Army news release with a similar headline that has since been changed.

The Army, whose main Twitter account has 589,000 followers, used the definition of the word that means a weakness or vulnerability — a common expression when discussing security issues. The Washington Post, New York Times and other major publications all use it on occasion, including recently.

But the word “chink” also can be used as a racist term referring to individuals of Chinese descent, as numerous people pointed out to the Army on Thursday night.

.@USArmy uses racist term for Asians in headline! #inexcusable I’m waiting for an apology. @bjones @ArmyTimesTony pic.twitter.com/ArqsHUbrwJ

— Chanin Nuntavong (@authoriTHAI) January 29, 2015

“@USArmy: Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor pose challenges, experts say http://t.co/h3QIeyO0Sz” Not the best word to use. — Zachary Kuhlman (@iLikeZacDaily) January 29, 2015

Chinks in spec ops armor pose challenges. @USArmy Um, excuse me, experts. We no longer refer to foreign people in such derogatory terms.

— Mark’s informal page (@RealMarkNewman) January 29, 2015

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Researchers Claim Global Warming To Cause Volcanoes…

Another claim we can look back and laugh at once the hysteria has died down.

Via TIME:

Give climate change credit for one thing: it’s endlessly versatile. There was a time we called it global warming, which meant what it said: the globe would get warmer. It was only later that we appreciated that a planet running a fever is just like a person running a fever, which is to say it has a whole lot of other symptoms: in this case, droughts, floods, wildfires, habitat disruption, sea level rise, species loss, crop death and more.

Now, you can add yet another problem to the climate change hit list: volcanoes. That’s the word from a new study conducted in Iceland and accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. The finding is bad news not just for one comparatively remote part of the world, but for everywhere.

Iceland has always been a natural lab for studying climate change. It may be spared some of the punishment hot, dry places like the American southwest get, but when it comes to glacier melt, few places are hit harder. About 10% of the island nation’s surface area is covered by about 300 different glaciers—and they’re losing an estimated 11 billion tons of ice per year. Not only is that damaging Icelandic habitats and contributing to the global rise in sea levels, it is also—oddly—causing the entire island to rise. And that’s where the trouble begins.

Eleven billion tons of ice weights, well, 11 billion tons; as that weight flows away, the underlying land decompresses a bit. In the new paper, investigators from the University of Arizona and the University of Iceland analyzed data from 62 GPS sensors that have been arrayed around Iceland—some since as long ago as 1995, others only since 2006 or 2009. But all of the sensors told the same story: Iceland is rising—or rebounding as geologists call it—by 1.4 in. (35 mm) per year.

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Poll: 7 In 10 Believe Obama Not Tough Enough On Iran

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Virtually every decision he has made has actually built up Iran.

Via Fox News:

Most American voters continue to believe President Obama has been too easy on Iran — and that it will take military force to stop the Iranian regime from getting nuclear weapons, according to a new Fox News poll released Thursday.

All in all, 7 in 10 voters say Obama has not been tough enough on Iran (70 percent). That number has remained roughly the same since 2009. And that tally includes 57 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of independents and 87 percent of Republicans.

Only a tenth as many — seven percent — think the president has been too tough on the Iranian regime.

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ISIS Throws Another Man Off Building “For Homosexual Affair”, Then Beats Him To Death After He Survives

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Savages.

Via The Independent:

ISIS militants allegedly threw a man charged with having an affair with another man off the top of a building and then beat him to death when he survived the fall, a human rights watchdog has claimed.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) quoted a source as saying the man was killed in the Tal Abyad town in Raqqa, an Isis stronghold. The Observatory obtains its information from a network of activists on the ground.

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Al-Qaeda Demands “Action Against Mockers Of The Prophet”…

And by action they mean kill.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Declares February 2nd “Chris Kyle Day” In Texas…

Michael Moore devastated.

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You Didn’t Build That Part II: Obama Says Government Responsible For Biggest Medical Breakthroughs…

UNREAL: State Department Refuses To Call Taliban Killing 3 Americans In Kabul Airport A “Terrorist Attack”…

Speechless…

Chuck Schumer: Republicans Hate Illegal Immigrants More Than Islamic State Jihadists…

Consider the source.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies.

Without action by Congress by Feb. 27, the department will lose a portion of its funding for counterterrorism and other activities, an event lawmakers in both parties say they want to avoid.

Republicans have vowed since last fall they would use the funding measure to reverse Obama’s recent shifts in immigration policies, and the House-passed bill is due on the Senate floor in the next few days.

But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are not willing to go along, and blasted Republicans in unusually strong terms.

“They seem to dislike the idea of supporting homeland security. They dislike dreamers more than they dislike ISIS,” he said.

The term “dreamers” applies to young immigrants brought into the country illegally with their parents. ISIS refers to the Islamic State militants who have taken over portions of Iraq and Syria.

Biden Warns Dems: Republicans Are Trying To “Steal” From Us…

Or something.

Via NY Times:

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday warned Democrats that if they did not speak up and take credit for the economic recovery, Republicans would try to “steal” the credit for themselves.

“This is our story,” the vice president said at an annual gathering of House Democrats.

With the economy on the mend, Mr. Biden said that Republicans were already successfully tailoring a new message about their fiscal policies. “They’re good at it,” he cautioned, mentioning Speaker John A. Boehner and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, by name.

Mr. Biden added, “Is there anything more farcical than Mitch and John Boehner taking credit for the economy?”

He told Democrats they were not being aggressive enough. “We’re not explaining what happened,” he said.

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Get ready for the weekly Obama regime Friday afternoon news dump.

And now this important message from Ferguson protest leader, Derby McKesson:

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Midday bump: Lib rag Salon wants everyone to know it’s okay to be on welfare and carry a Coach bag.

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Report: Al Sharpton Still Owes More Than $900K From His 2004 Presidential Campaign…

“Al Sharpton owes almost a million from 2004? I’m shocked, he seems like such a straight shooter.” . . . said nobody.

Via Washington Examiner:

An explosive new report about “deadbeat politicos” revealed Friday that civil rights activist and MSNBC celebrity the Rev. Al Sharpton owes the federal government tens of thousands of dollars in fines and $880,000 in debt from his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign.

And that’s on top of the $4.5 million Sharpton owes in back taxes.

In a report that revealed long-term unpaid debts by notable presidential candidates including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, the Center for Public Integrity also found that most political debtors aren’t really on the hook to pay their bills because of the way the campaign finance system works.

In focus at the top of the report titled “Deadbeat politicos outrun federal enforcers,” was Sharpton, who the Center noted uses his show, “PolticsNation,” as “a de facto soapbox for his liberal political views,” including defending the IRS against Tea Party criticism.

It found that Sharpton still owes the Treasury $19,500, “after being caught accepting illegal campaign contributions, according to federal records. It also owes the Federal Election Commission several thousand dollars in unpaid fines, even after paying off a separate $208,000 penalty in 2009 for several campaign violations.

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Obama: “I Used To Be Youthful And Attractive”…

Via The Hill:

President Obama says he “used to be youthful and attractive,” before he landed in the White House.

In a speech before a meeting of House Democrats in Philadelphia on Thursday, Obama threw out zingers left and right.
While thanking Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (N.M), Obama said the new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman should “not feel overly disappointed when his hair gets grey, because in this job, it will.”

“I used to be youthful…” Obama declared with a grin, before pausing for a moment to add, “and attractive like him.”

“We’ll see how long that lasts, brother,” Obama said to laughs.

Biden Forgets Who’s President: “Past Six Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country”…

We noticed.

HT: Weekly Standard

Iran To Hold Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest In Response To Charlie Hebdo Mohammed Cartoons…

Via Tehran Times:

Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex plan to hold another international contest on the theme of Holocaust denial in the near future.

The 2nd International Holocaust Cartoons Contest has been organized in protest against French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent publication of the cartoons insulting Prophet Muhammad (S), the secretary of the contest, Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii, said in a press conference on Saturday.

Shojaei-Tabatabaii, who is also the director of Iran’s House of Cartoon, added that world cartoonists are asked to submit their works before the first day of April.

The first place winners will receive a cash prize of $12,000, the second place will have $8000 and the third $5000.

HT: BCF

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Calls For “Uncompromising Jihad” Just Days After Leaders Meet With U.S. State Department…

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Update to this story.

Via Free Beacon:

The Muslim Brotherhood called for “a long, uncompromising jihad” in Egypt just days after a delegation of the Islamist group’s key leaders and allies met with the State Department, according to an official statement released this week.

Just days after a delegation that included two top Brotherhood leaders was hosted at the State Department, the organization released an official statement calling on its supporters to “prepare” for jihad, according to an independent translation of the statement first posted on Tuesday.

The statement also was issued just two days before a major terror attack Thursday in Egypt’s lawless Sinai region that killed at least 25.

“It is incumbent upon everyone to be aware that we are in the process of a new phase, where we summon what is latent in our strength, where we recall the meanings of jihad and prepare ourselves, our wives, our sons, our daughters, and whoever marched on our path to a long, uncompromising jihad, and during this stage we ask for martyrdom,” it states.

Preparation for jihad is a key theme of the Brotherhood’s latest call for jihad.

An image posted with the statement shows two crossing swords and the word “prepare!” between them. Below the swords it reads, “the voice of truth, strength, and freedom.” According to the statement, “that is the motto of the Dawa of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The statement also invokes the well-known Muslim cleric Imam al-Bana, who founded the Brotherhood and has called for the death of Jews.

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Report: Romney Will Tell Top Donors Today He’s Going To Run In 2016 – UPDATE: Romney NOT RUNNING For President!…

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Wonderful.

Mitt Romney Is Running for President – Daily Beast

Mitt Romney will call senior donors at 11am EST Friday to give them “an update” on his campaign plans. Sources have told the Daily Beast that the former Massachusetts governor will announce his intention to explore another run for the White House. Romney secured the Republican nomination in 2012 but he was comfortably beaten by President Obama on election day. Romney and his senior aides believe he is the best placed Republican to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Update: We just dodged a bullet.

The Romney Statement: Not Running. “I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.” – Hugh Hewitt

I’ve been emailed this text of remarks Mitt Romney will be making to his supporters shortly:

Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who have all been kind enough to volunteer their time during this deliberation stage. Welcome, and thank you. Your loyalty and friendship, and your desire to see the country with new, competent and conservative leadership warms my heart.

After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.

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Lib Beached Whale Michael Moore: People Who Criticized Me For Smearing Chris Kyle Are “American ISIS”…

Now if you will excuse Michael, he has an all-you-can-eat buffet to put out of business.

By Michael Moore:

[N]eedless to say, this kind of thing wreaked all kinds of havoc in my life because of what this hate-speech does to inspire the more deranged among us.

This past week or so of hysterical attacks on me only proves that the American lovers of violence and the issuers of fatwas in OUR society haven’t gone away. They are our American Isis – “Criticize or mock those whom we deify, like our sainted sniper, and we will harm you most assuredly.”