John Kerry: “We Do Have A Strategy To Defeat ISIS” But We Can’t Tell You What It Is…

I get the feeling John isn’t being very honest with us.

Via Washington Examiner:

Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday afternoon on the United States’ strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. “ISIL must be defeated. Period. End of Story,” Kerry testified in front of the Congress.

Echoing much of what President Obama said earlier in the day at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Kerry emphasized the fact that U.S. ground troops will not be sent into combat in Iraq.

Speaking loudly over a group a protestors in the background, Kerry reassured Congress that the plan to destroy the Islamic State has been well thought out.

“We do have a clear strategy to degrade, defeat and ultimately destroy ISIL and it’s not in its infancy.”

BREAKING: ISIS Releases Propaganda Video Featuring Another British Hostage…

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Via Daily Mail:

A British hostage captured in Syria two years ago has appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video appealing for the public to stop Western forces going to war with the terror group.

The man, who MailOnline have chosen not to identify, speaks calmly as he sits behind a desk in a dark room while wearing an orange T-shirt.

He said: ‘In November 2012, I came to Syria where I was subsequently captured by the Islamic State.

‘Now nearly two years later, many things have changed including the expansion of the Islamic State to include large areas of eastern Syria and western Iraq, a land mass bigger than Britain and many other nations.

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Baltimore Sheriff Candidate: “White People Should Shut The F*ck Up, You’re The Most Violent People On The Planet”…

He seems like a delightful fellow.

Via Defund.com:

A man running for Baltimore County sheriff on an “anti-police brutality platform” raised some eyebrows with his recent comments, saying, “white people should just shut the f*ck up” because they’re “the most violent people on the planet.”

The comments were made while he ranted about the Ray Rice case, arguing that the running back’s wife was the one at fault.

“Women want equality, she got some of it,” Wiggins wrote. “There are only white Jew women on this thread telling me what black women think… When you whites, particularly you Jews, stop killing women in the Middle East with your dual citizenship, then come talk to me about protecting women’s rights.”

On his website, Wiggins also accuses white Baltimore Police of “assassinating” black men.

“The murders of Black men are continuing with ‘no motive,’ ‘no suspects’,” he writes in his “Baltimore Genocide Report.” “PBD are engaging in random assassinations.”

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HT: Jay

Mooch Complains: Being Married To The President “Can Be Hard”…

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I feel your pain, Michelle. It’s not easy going on endless taxpayer-funded vacations and having an army of servants.

Via TWS:

First Lady Michelle Obama visited sick children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she complained about living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and being married to the president of the United States. She made the comments in response to being asked about her “favorite part about being in the White House.”

“About being in the — about being First Lady is being able to do stuff like this, really. And it is so special for me to get to meet kids like you guys,” Michelle Obama started.

“Because sometimes living in the White House and being married to the President and trying to live a life like that, it can be hard. But when I meet you guys, I am so inspired, which is one of the reasons why I like to come and spend time with you guys. You all are smart, and you’re focused, and you’re just so courageous.

Australian Feminist Writer: “Heterosexual Marriage Bigger Oppressor of Women Than The Burqa”…

Catherine Deveny’s (who writes for the Guardian) bio is pure moonbat gold:

“…she is the mother to three little boys aged 11, 12 and 15. She lives in an atheist kibbutz with her partner, gay husband, various housemates and sons.”

HT: Chicks On The Right via GayPatriot

Former Navy SEAL: More Than 90 Percent Of Troops Do Not Support Obama…

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Hmm, I wonder why.

Via Daily Caller:

According to former U.S. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, over 90 percent of troops disapprove of President Barack Obama. Higbie made the comments to “On The Record” host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday.

“Effective today, the president? A photo-op? or something in between?” Susteren asked.

“Photo-op. Complete photo-op. This indicative of a global failure of his foreign policy,” Higbie explained. “He has toted that he is behind the troops before and he stands in front of these guys, gets a photo-op, everything like that, while saying he’s going to send 3,000 guys to combat Ebola, but I’m not going to send any to combat an actual enemy that’s really threatening America.”

“What do you think they think? I mean, I suppose it’s kind of a mixed bag?” Susteren pressed.

“I’d say most of the troops,” Higbie replied. “Probably over 90 percent, do not support the president.”

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Iran Sentences Blogger To Death For “Insulting The Prophet” On Facebook…

Sharia in action.

TEHRAN – A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014.

Agents from the Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Sarallah Base arrested Soheil Arabi, 30, and his wife in November 2013. Arabi’s wife was released a few hours later, but he was kept in solitary confinement for two months inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison, before he was transferred to Evin’s General Ward 350. Branch 76 of the Tehran Criminal Court, under Judge Khorasani, found Arabi guilty of “sabb al-nabi” (insulting the Prophet), on August 30, 2014.

“The way he was arrested was illegal. It is not clear how the agents were able to enter their home at that time in the morning. All the doors were locked and family members were asleep. Agents entered his home and bedroom. He and his wife were arrested and some of their photographs and personal belongings were taken after their home was searched,” said the source.

“Soheil had eight Facebook pages under different names, and he was charged with insulting the Imams and the Prophet because of the contents of those pages. He has accepted his charges, but throughout the trial, he stated that he wrote the material without thinking and in poor psychological condition,” the source told the Campaign.

Dem Rep. Jackie Speier Demands NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Resign…

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MYOB, Jackie.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night called on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign, adding to growing discontent with the league in Congress.

“I think that Roger Goodell should resign, I absolutely thing so,” she said on MSNBC. “Whether he does or not is probably, I think, unlikely. It`s something that would be done by all of the teams, and I don`t see that happening any time soon. I think a lot`s going to depend on what the fan base does, what the sponsors do, because in truth, this is really all about money.”

Obama Whines: It’s Not Easy For Michelle To See Me Not Being “Appreciated”…

If only the commoners were smart enough to appreciate the sheer awesomeness that is Barack Obama.

Via Grabien:

“The only other thing I want to say is, thank you to the families. You know it is, uh — Michelle was traveling to St. Judes today to be with the amazing kids there, and the doctors and staff, who help families going through really tough diseases. But she would be the first one to testify that being married to a politician is not easy. And being the partner of a politician, being the child of a politician, it’s hard. Sometimes you see your loved one attacked, sometimes you see them not appreciated, and they’re away too much, and you’re having to shoulder some of the burdens of family”

Israeli-Arab ISIS Member: “We Are A People Who Love Drinking Blood”…

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Jihadi vampires?

Via IBT:

An Arab-Israeli member of Isis (now known as the Islamic State) has claimed that the terror group takes pleasure in “drinking blood” of its enemies.

Rabie Shehada, otherwise known as “the Palestinian slayer”, spoke openly in a new video of the Islamic group’s love of death.

“I swear we are a people who love death for the sake of God just as you love to live,” says Shehada.

“I swear we are a people who love drinking blood. We came to slaughter you,” he adds. “We love dying for God as much as you love life.”

According to Dubai-based outlet Al-Arabiya, Shehada, 26, is from the northern Israeli city of Nazareth which holds a majority-Arab population.

Shehada studied mechanical engineering in Nazareth before quitting university and disappearing just three months into his studies.

Report: Dems Fed Up With Wasserman Schultz As DNC Chief…

If you thought she was an awful person before, read this Politico article and you will think even less of her.

Via Politico:

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters. [...]

One example that sources point to as particularly troubling: Wasserman Schultz repeatedly trying to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe.

In 2012, Wasserman Schultz attempted to get the DNC to pay for her clothing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, multiple sources say, but was blocked by staff in the committee’s Capitol Hill headquarters and at President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago.

She asked again around Obama’s inauguration in 2013, pushing so hard that Obama senior adviser — and one-time Wasserman Schultz booster — Valerie Jarrett had to call her directly to get her to stop. (Jarrett said she does not recall that conversation.) One more time, according to independent sources with direct knowledge of the conversations, she tried again, asking for the DNC to buy clothing for the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.?

Wasserman Schultz denies that she ever tried to get the DNC to pick up her clothing tab. “I think that would be a totally inappropriate use of DNC funds,” she said in a statement. “I never asked someone to do that for me, I would hope that no one would seek that on my behalf, and I’m not aware that anyone did.”

Tracie Pough, Wasserman Schultz’s chief of staff at the DNC and her congressional office, was also involved in making inquiries about buying the clothing, according to sources. Pough denies making, directing or being aware of any inquiries.

But sources with knowledge of the discussions say Wasserman Schultz’s efforts couldn’t have been clearer. “She felt firmly that it should happen,” said a then-DNC staffer of the clothing request. “Even after it was explained that it couldn’t, she remained indignant.”

ISIS Using Christian Homes in Mosul As Bomb Factories…

Jihadi work accident time.

(AINA) — A number of Mosul residents have said that ISIS has turned Christians homes into factories for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and car bombs. In interviews with ankawa.com, residents confirmed that ISIS are now searching for Christians homes containing hiding places and shelters, since they are expecting ground forces backed by the Iraqi government to begin clearing operations in the city.

A resident said ISIS is using a Christian home in the Hadbaa neighborhood for manufacturing IEDs. He sees them on a daily basis as they bring welding machines to the house and install various extensions to cars. Another resident said that many ISIS terrorists are using a house belonging to a Christian who used to work in the Nineveh Province as their headquarters, engaging in welding and blacksmith projects. He sees many cars that come on and go, including pickup trucks full of mortar rounds and explosives with exposed wires.

D.C. Rewrites Gun Laws, Proposes Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

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Buy stock in gun free zone signs, signage will be on every corner and building in Dee Cee.

Via WJLA

District of Columbia residents will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they show a reason they need such a permit and complete an extensive gun-safety training course, officials said Wednesday.

Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose legislation that would make the District similar to a half-dozen states, including Maryland, where residents can be denied a concealed-carry permit if they don’t show a reason for seeking one. The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Maryland’s law last year.

In July, a federal judge struck down the District’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home. The judge put his ruling on hold to give the District time to rewrite its gun laws.

In 2008, the Supreme Court struck down the city’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. Since then, the District has required gun owners to register their firearms every three years, complete a safety course and be fingerprinted and photographed, among other requirements.

The D.C. Council will vote next week on the proposed emergency legislation to establish the concealed-carry program. Under the proposal, residents must complete a “more extensive” safety course than what’s required for gun owners in order to receive a concealed-carry permit. Non-residents would also be able to obtain permits if they meet the same standards.

The city’s police chief would have the authority to deny concealed-carry permits to those who don’t meet the standards.

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Islamic State Threatens To Cut The Tongue Out Of Anyone Calling Them “Daesh”…

Anyone doubt the sincerity of their threat?

Via JPost:

Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State – and its name is very much a part of that.

In July, the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced its rebranding. He declared that the territory under his control would be part of a caliphate, or an Islamic state, shortening its name from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL – the acronym used by the Obama administration and the British Foreign Office to this day. The Levant can refer to all countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean, from Greece to Egypt.

Different translations for the name of the al-Qaeda splinter group have emerged since the early days of its existence.

Arab governments have long refrained from using Islamic State, instead referring to it by the Arabic acronym for its full original name, Daesh – short for Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham – Israel and its leaders also use the Arabic acronym.

Several residents in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which fell to the extremist group in June, told The Associated Press that the militants threatened to cut the tongue of anyone who publicly used the acronym Daesh, instead of referring to the group by its full name, saying it shows defiance and disrespect. The residents spoke anonymously out of fear for their safety.

Chick-Fil-A Sponsorship Of Iowa City Soul Festival Angers Moobats

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A celebration of diversity.

Via Des Moines Register

Local members of the LGBT community are questioning an Iowa City festival’s partnership with Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain that drew national protests in 2012 after its CEO spoke out against gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A is among the nearly dozen corporate sponsors for Iowa Soul Festival, an Iowa City Summer of the Arts event that runs Friday and Saturday on the Pentacrest and Clinton Street. The restaurant, through a donation from its Coralville location, is sponsoring Soul Fest’s culinary row.

Janelle Rettig, a Johnson County Supervisor who has been in a same-sex marriage for nearly 26 years, said Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship makes her question whether LGBT people — those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — are welcome at Soul Fest.

“When they’re a sponsor in a city that prides itself in celebrating diversity, I think we do have to question that,” Rettig said Tuesday. “It’s eyebrow raising, and it makes me wonder if I should even go to Soul Fest because I’m uncomfortable with it.”[...]

Lisa Barnes, executive director of Summer of the Arts, said her organization anticipated that the Chick-fil-A sponsorship might result in negative feedback, and she said the organization welcomes the open discussion.

“Because we are a nonprofit, and because we are supported by the generosity of businesses in our community, as well as individuals, we’re not taking a side with anything,” Barnes said. “We’re saying we need support in order to be able to provide these events, and they are a willing partner that’s trying to portray a positive image, just like every other sponsor we have.”[...]

“Summer of the Arts is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. We have collaborated and partnered with Iowa City Pride Festival for multiple years, as well as actively look for ways to include LGBTQ musicians, artists, vendors, movies etc. in our programming each year. This will not change.

“Festival goers may choose which sponsors and vendors to patronize or visit while attending an event as there are many options available. The purpose of the Iowa Soul Festival is to celebrate and increase awareness of diversity and the positive impact it has on our community. Again, this is a welcoming and open event for all. It would be unfortunate for someone to not attend the festival or participate in all that it has to offer.”

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Imam John Kerry: ISIS Is A “Crime Under Sharia Law”…

And how does he know this? The radical Wahhabi clerics in Saudi Arabia told him so.

Via State.gov:

I was very encouraged to hear that Saudi Arabia’s top clerics came out and declared terrorism a heinous crime under Sharia law and that the perpetrators should be made an example of. And I think – I might just mention – I’ll wait till we get in the Q&A. I’ll come back to this, but a very important statement was made today by the top clerics in the region, and I want to come back to that because I think it’s critical.

But let me just emphasize that when we say global coalition, we mean it. And this is not – and Australia, other countries, the Far East, countries in Europe have all taken on already initial responsibilities.

DHS Has Tracked Down The Majority Of About 6,000 Unaccounted-For Foreign Students

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Back in the day fairy tales began with “Once upon a time…….” Update to a previous story.

Via Stars and Stripes

The secretary of homeland security said Wednesday that the United States has tracked down the majority of about 6,000 unaccounted-for foreign students who had overstayed visas and spurred concerns over Islamic State-linked terror attacks.

Most have either been deported or had visas extended while a fraction remain under investigation, Secretary Jeh Johnson said during testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee.

Top national security officials including Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen told House lawmakers that they have still not discovered any specific Islamic State plans to strike targets inside the U.S., but that monitoring a burgeoning worldwide network of extremists remains a challenge.

News earlier this month that about 6,000 foreign students studying in the U.S. had disappeared raised fears at a time when the Obama administration is vastly expanding its military and diplomatic offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.[...]

House lawmakers hammered the officials over the security of the country’s southern border, where thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of whom are children, have been flowing in.

Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., said that closing the border should be a key goal in fending off terrorist attacks even if officials have no specific evidence of plans or extremist movements.

“That is not a good reason — that we should not secure the border because we believe nobody has crossed over the border,” he said.

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Australian Police Raid Islamic Terror Cell Plotting To Drape Random Person In ISIS Flag And Behead Them On Camera…

Someone forget to inform these lost souls that Islam is a religion of peace.

Via Courier-Mail:

POLICE say co-ordinated raids on hoAll Usersmes across Brisbane’s south and in Sydney this morning were in response to threats of random attacks on members of the public, including the possible beheading of a random member of the public on a city street and mass shootings.

Fifteen people have been detained and one person charged with terrorism offences, following pre-dawn raids across Sydney and Brisbane, as part of a pre-emptive strike amid fears a suspected terror cell was close to launching an attack.

Unconfirmed reports have emerged that the groups may have been planning beheadings or mass shootings on home soil.

The ABC reports court documents expected to reveal the terror plan involved draping random Sydney person in Islamic State flag and beheading them on camera.

A similar attack occurred on British Army soldier, Lee Rigby, in Greenwich, London, May 2013.

Lurch “Salutes” Code Pink

Lurch was back in Cambodia when President Nixon bombed him.

Via WFB

[W]hile some chuckle at their boorish tactics, Secretary of State John Kerry takes care to salute Code Pink whenever he’s interrupted by one of its members.

….In January of 2013 at his confirmation hearing, last September while testifying about Syria’s chemical weapons use and again Wednesday while discussing U.S. strategy to destroy ISIL, Kerry took care to say he could identify with their feelings when Code Pink members started shrieking.

“The first time I testified before this committee when I was 27 years old, I had feelings very similar to that protestor,” he said last year.

Kerry famously testified against the Vietnam War in 1971.

Kerry did go so far this time as to admonish the group for standing against action that would take out ISIL.

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ISIS Orders Teachers In Syria To “Denounce Infidels”…

Update to this story.

(CNN) — In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question. And students will be banned from learning about elections and democracy. [...]

It also said teachers must erase the phrase Syrian Arab Republic — the official name of Syria — and replace it with Islamic State, which is what ISIS calls itself.

Educators cannot teach nationalistic and ethnic ideology and must instead teach “the belonging to Islam … and to denounce infidelity and infidels.”

Books cannot include any reference to evolution. And teachers must say that the laws of physics and chemistry “are due to Allah’s rules and laws.”

The letter ends with a firm warning:

“This is an obligatory announcement, and all violators will be punished.”