This follows two Afghan police officers going missing last week in the D.C. area (fortunately they were found). Why would we have any Afghan soldiers here when we can’t even weed out the infiltrators who are repeatedly killing our soldiers in Afghanistan?
CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base.
The Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military officials said. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis.
One small issue, she refers to Ali Muhammad Brown as a “lone wolf” killer. Except he was not, and a lot of media is missing that he did his jihadi killing of teenager Brendan Tevlin with the help of at least two other men. Why is this especially disturbing? Because 10 years ago, Brown was a member of a terror ring recruiting American converts to jihad.
What is the common denominator?
On CBS’s Face the Nation, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein [...]
The Islamic State terrorists, she said, “have killed thousands, they are marching on, they have an army, they’re well-organized. Many of us believe they’re aimed at Baghdad, perhaps our embassy there, and who knows what else.” Feinstein also said AQAP has tried to sneak bombs into the U.S. on four occasions, and poses a threat to national security alongside the Islamic State.
But it probably has nothing to do with global warming.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at U.S. Aid’s 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum Friday and gave a stark warning about “500-year” drought conditions around the world that he says are a result of climate change. He went so far as to say that “[t]here are people killing each other over water in certain parts of the world,” and part of the solution lies in a “low-carbon economy”:
“Climate change means the heatwaves we’re already seeing, the extraordinary level of fires because of drought that is beyond the hundred-year mark. It’s the 500-year mark. Water shortages also way beyond hundred-year marks. All of this means conflicts over resources and serious implications for feeding the world’s growing population. Development is the only possible way, and it’s only possible if we grow more sustainably, if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, if we transition to a low-carbon economy.
One of the privileges of traveling as I do or Mary Robinson does or Raj does is we see this. We see it now happening. There are people killing each other over water in certain parts of the world. There are people who are refugees because of the lack of food and the changes and the absence of adequate agricultural policies in parts of the world. So this is a critical moment. This is not conjecture. This is not pie in the sky. This is not some time down the road; it’s now, and we are compelled to respond.”
Via Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary Robert Reich:
Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge.
But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they would otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans.
Judge Steven Rhodes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is now weighing Detroit’s plan to shed $7 billion of its debts and restore some $1.5 billion of city services by requiring various groups of creditors to make sacrifices.
Among those being asked to sacrifice are Detroit’s former city employees, now dependent on pensions and health care benefits that the city agreed years before to pay. Also taking a cut: investors who bought $1.4 billion worth of bonds the city issued in 2005.
Both groups said the cuts unfairly burden them. Under the plan, the 2005 investors emerge with little or nothing, and Detroit’s retirees have their pensions cut 4.5%, lose some health benefits, and do without cost-of-living adjustments.
No one knows whether Rhodes will accept or reject the plan. But one thing is for certain: A very large and prosperous group close by won’t sacrifice a cent — the mostly white citizens of neighboring Oakland County.
Oakland County is the fourth wealthiest county in the United States among counties with a million or more residents.
Moonbats look for a squirrel to counter Governor Perry.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers’ death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation’s second-most populous state.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate said the law made Texas safer, even though a federal judge in August blocked a key provision that requires abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards. Had that requirement taken effect, only seven abortion facilities would remain in Texas — down from more than 40 in 2012.
Rivers was undergoing a routine procedure at a New York outpatient surgery center when the 81-year-old entertainer went into cardiac arrest and died earlier this month. Health officials in New York are investigating.
“It was interesting that Joan Rivers and the procedure that she had done, where she died, that was a clinic,” Perry said. “It’s a curious thought, that if they had that type of regulations in place whether or not that individual would be still alive.”
Abortion-rights supporters bristled at Perry’s comparison.
“The reality is that complications happen in all areas of medicine. There’s risk inherent in just about anything. You could have a heart attack and die while having your wisdom teeth removed. Should we outlaw wisdom teeth removal?” said Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas in an email.
Perry was responding to a question from the audience during a wide-ranging interview at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.[...]
Jan Soifer, an Austin attorney representing abortion providers in the lawsuit, said in an email Sunday she didn’t know the circumstances of Rivers’ death, or if Perry knew whether that clinic would have met Texas’ proposed ambulatory surgical center requirements.
“I do know that the evidence we produced at trial proved that abortions are among the safest procedures and neither ASCs nor admitting privileges make them any safer,” Soifer said.
My trusty Chris Matthew’s dog whistle racism detector just went off.
Via new ISIS statement:
And O Obama, O mule of the Jews. You are vile. You are vile. You are vile. And you will be disappointed, Obama. Is this all you were capable of doing in this campaign of yours? Is this how far America has reached of incapacity and weakness? Are America and all its allies from amongst the crusaders and atheists unable to come down to the ground? Have you not realized – O crusaders – that proxy wars have not availed you nor will they ever avail you? Have you not realized, O mule of the Jews, that the battle cannot be decided from the air at all? Or do you think that you are smarter than Bush, your obeyed fool, when he brought the armies of the cross and placed them under the fire of the mujahidin on the ground? No, you are more foolish than him.
You claimed to have withdrawn from Iraq – O Obama – four years ago. We said to you then that you were liars, that you had not withdrawn, and that if you had withdrawn that you would return, even if after some time, you would return. Here you are; you have not withdrawn. Rather you hid some of your forces behind your proxies and withdrew the rest. Your forces will return greater in number than they were before. You will return and your proxies will not avail you. And if you are not able to return, then we will come to your homeland by Allah’s permission .O mule of the Jews, you claimed today that America would not be drawn to a war on the ground. No, it will be drawn and dragged. It will come down to the ground and it will be led to its death, grave, and destruction.
Where’s the Climate Change concern?
Allah is having a two-for-one special.
(ABNA) – Recently, one of the ISIL muftis in Sudan, with distorting the narrations of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), has tried to induce young Sudanese to join terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.
To encourage his audience he distributed Hoor Al-ayn (heavenly women) among them and said: “Whoever to be killed at the hands of the heretics will receive 72 virgin Hoor Al-ayn in janat (heaven) and they can intercede for 70 members of their families on the Day of Judgment.
He continued: “But, whoever to be killed at the hands of Americans will receive 144 virgin Hoor Al-ayn in janat and they are able to intercede for 140 members of their families.
It was not enough for him, so he falsely added another narrative and said: “Our prophet allowed us to kill children and women of infidels”!
Locals are cooperating with law enforcement and are not cowering in place. Update to earlier post.
Via Morning Call
State police said Eric Frein, accused of killing one trooper and injuring another, had planned the rampage “extensively for months, maybe years,” and authorities have every indication that he is somewhere in a densely wooded area in northern Monroe County where the search has intensified this weekend.
Authorities have found several abandoned items including an AK-47-style rifle and magazines in recent days.
“There’s no doubt we are pushing him hard,” Lt. Col. George Bivens, deputy commissioner of operations, said during a news conference underway now. “He is losing items.”[...]
He said the search is primarily focused on the Monroe and Pike County border, close to where Frein lived with his parents in Barrett Township. He said there has been no exchange of gunfire so far.
Bivens said authorities have received hundreds of helpful tips over the last nine days and urged hunters who have trail cameras to review the video and report anything suspicious over the last few months. Authorities believe Frein hid items in the woods he knows so well. He also asked people to report any bunkers and shelters they know about.
He suggested that, with archery season nearing, that bowhunters stay out of the woods where authorities are searching, and that residents use caution when moving about.
Today is the “People’s Climate March”, supposedly going off in 1000+ locations all over the world to bring the world’s attention to the dangers of Climate Change.
As we reported yesterday, they are assembling in 6 main groups in NYC, some with fun names like “The Science is Settled”, “We Have The Solutions” and We Know Who Is Responsible”(let me spoil it for you, rush to the ending-the capitalists did it!). Some of the groups marching? SEIU, CAIR and Democratic Socialists. Sounds like scientists, right?
We’ll be trying to cover it throughout the day and post fun things for your enjoyment.
Traditional leftist dreck, next four pics via Oliver D’Arcy at The Blaze:
Capitalism in action…
You said it…
Hypocrites on parade…
This one may take the prize:
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Which coincidentally happens to be Iran’s official policy.
NEW YORK — Destroying the Islamic State will require Israel leaving Palestine, Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said on Friday.
Speaking before the United Nations Security Council at a meeting on the crisis in Iraq, Araghchi said that Israel’s actions in Gaza can “only be called genocide,” and said that such actions were a rallying cry for Islamic State.
The group’s demise must thus be tied to “an end to the Israeli occupation of Arab lands,” he said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the four-hour meeting, and was present for the Iranian minister’s comments.
Araghchi said that his government was in agreement with Western powers on the insidious nature of Islamic State, an extremist organization seeking a caliphate through Iraq and the Levant: “we couldn’t agree more that ISIL [Islamic State] is neither Islamic, nor a state,” he said.
Hack opportunist would be better description.
Matt Yglesias at Vox reports on an interesting development out of an all-female panel of Democratic luminaries on Thursday: Hillary Clinton kept using feminism to frame her arguments, particularly when talking about the concerns of working class women. [...]
But, as Yglesias writes, this distinction between “social” issues and “economic” issues is a false one, always has been. Reproductive rights, for instance, are inseparable from economic considerations. Same goes, perhaps obviously, for pay equality. Clinton’s remarks suggest that the Democrats are moving towards a more holistic understanding of feminism, seeing that it is more than just a handful of “women’s issues” (with a side dose of corporate leaders extolling us to lean in) and instead using a feminist “take” on nearly all issues, like workers’ rights and the minimum wage.
To be clear, Clinton is not re-inventing the definition of feminism. Feminist academics have been on this for a long time, wedding feminism to race and class. But Clinton’s remarks show how Democrats are beginning to move that sort of thinking out of women’s studies seminars and turning it into a potent political strategy, reinforcing the notion that the traditional liberal agenda is particularly important to women.
You know what else is “settled science?” . . . libs are pompous assh*les.
Via CNS News:
Shawn Donovan (sic), director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat.
“The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.”
Donovan, who formerly ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is now in charge of the arm of the executive branch that oversees the federal budget and a range of other executive branch functions, including oversight of federal regulations and congressional legislation.