US Considering Another Attack On ISIS

ISIS Convoy

Any day we’re demolishing ISIS targets is a good day. Any day they’re allowed to advance is a bad one.

Via Fox News:

The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian mission to help a group of religious minorities under siege by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News, in what would be the second such relief operation since U.S. military flights began earlier this month.

The potential relief operation would be meant to aid Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been cut off from the outside world in what is becoming an increasingly desperate situation. The United Nations warned over the weekend of a possible “massacre.”

The mission, if it went forward, would follow an earlier effort to help displaced Yazidis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. U.S. cargo planes dropped tons of food and water to help them, while U.S. jets launched airstrikes on nearby Islamic State fighting positions.

Since that operation, the U.S. military has continued to strike Islamic State targets in support of Iraqi and Kurdish forces, including during a sustained campaign to recapture the critical Mosul Dam.

But as part of the next potential humanitarian campaign, first reported by the Associated Press, the administration is now focused on the imperiled town of Amirli, which is situated about 105 miles north of Baghdad and just a few miles from Kurdish territory. An estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people are estimated to have no access to food or water.

The head of the United Nation’s assistance mission in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, earlier this week called for urgent action in Amirli and described the situation as desperate.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren would not comment when asked Wednesday about the Amirli  situation.

Keep reading…

Lamar Smith: EPA Trying To “Control A Huge Amount Of Private Property”

epa water map

What could go wrong?

Via Fox News:

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, released those maps on Wednesday, while firing off a letterto EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy voicing concerns over why they were created in the first place.

“These maps show the EPA’s plan: to control a huge amount of private property across the country. Given the astonishing picture they paint, I understand the EPA’s desire to minimize the importance of these maps,” he wrote, in the letter obtained by FoxNews.com.

But an EPA spokeswoman said the maps, from the U.S. Geological Survey and Fish and Wildlife Service, “do not show jurisdictional waters” — in other words, they do not show which waters are subject to EPA control.

Decisions over whether the EPA has authority over “particular waters,” Liz Purchia said, are almost always made in response to requests. She told FoxNews.com the maps in question would have to involve ground surveys to actually reflect the proposed rule, which she called “prohibitively expensive.”

At issue is a proposal that Smith and fellow Republicans, as well as farmers and other groups, say could endanger private property rights by giving the EPA a say over temporary waterways like seasonal streams, under the Clean Water Act. That the agency had highly detailed maps drawn up has raised suspicion about their purpose.

“While the Agency marches forward with a rule that could fundamentally re-define Americans’ private property rights, the EPA kept these maps hidden,” Smith wrote in his letter. “Serious questions remain regarding the EPA’s underlying motivations for creating such highly detailed maps.”

He added: “The EPA’s job is to regulate. The maps must have been created with this purpose in mind.”

Keep reading…

Poll: 89 Percent Of Palestinians Support Hamas Terror

Gee… why don’t these peace agreements ever hold?

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

Nearly 89 percent of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilians, according to a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO).

As Israelis wait to see if yet anotherceasefire agreement with Hamas will hold, the poll shows broad support among Palestinians for Hamas’ most recent rocket assault on the Jewish state, which has been hit by more than 4,000 missiles in the past month.

The poll of 1,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip found that 88.9 percent of those surveyed supported “the firing of rockets from Gaza at Israel,” according to the findings.

This is a significant increase since January, when the PCPO found that just 49.1 percent supported such actions.

“The deterrence of the Palestinian Resistance has increased in the wake up of the Israeli military operation ‘Protective Edge,’” the PCPO concluded in a statement.

When asked by a pollster, “Would you please tell us your opinion about the issue of firing rockets at Israel,” just over 60 percent of Palestinians polled responded that they “strongly support that.” Another 28.6 percent stated, “I support that,” while just 1 percent said, “I oppose that,” according to the poll.

Keep reading…

F-15 Crashes In West Virginia

f15

Hopefully the pilot is ok…

Via CNN:

An Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet has crashed in Virginia’s Augusta County, National Guard and local sheriff’s officials said.

The fate of the pilot and whether or not he ejected was not immediately known, Guard spokesman Capt. John Fesler said.

Keep reading…

Dem Candidate Slams Burger King Deal While Husband Invests In It

Sean Eldridge,Ruth Ellen Blodgett

I’m sure they’ll be donating all the money they make off the deal to the treasury department.

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

Democratic congressional candidate Sean Eldridge lashed out on Tuesday at fast food company Burger King for supposedly dodging U.S. taxes, but his husband, whose fortune is financing the congressional run, stands to benefit financially from the move.

Echoing Democratic talking points on tax policy, Eldridge called Burger King’s attempts to reduce its tax burden “unpatriotic.”

The company announced this week that it will acquire Canadian fast food chain Tim Horton’s and shift its corporate headquarters north of the border. The move, commonly known as a tax inversion, will allow Burger King to pay Canadian corporate tax rates, which are substantially lower than American ones.

Eldridge did not say whether investors in the deal are also unpatriotic. They include his husband, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who owns between $50,000 and $100,000 in Tim Horton’s stock, according to Eldridge’s financial disclosure forms.

Tim Horton’s stock has shot up more than 25 percent since Burger King announced the acquisition.

Eldridge rejected the suggestion that America’s corporate tax rate, the highest in the developed world, is pushing companies abroad.

“We have the highest tax rate in the world, thirty-five percent, but the average is companies pay in the teens,” he told the Daily Mail, a newspaper in Hudson, N.Y. “Some pay almost nothing.”

Keep reading…

Obama: Abruptly Pulling All U.S. Troops Out Of Iraq Was “Right Thing To Do” Despite Fact Withdrawal Led To ISIS Takeover…

Then again, it’s not like Chicago Jesus would ever admit he made a mistake.

Via CNS News:

Despite accusations that not leaving a residual U.S. military presence in Iraq contributed to its present crisis, President Obama on Tuesday both called the 2011 withdrawal “the right thing to do” and reiterated his intention to remove most U.S. troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year.

“You know that we should never send America’s sons and daughters into harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary, and we have a plan, and we are resourcing it and prepared to see it through,” he told the national convention of the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C.

“You know the United States has to lead with strength and confidence and wisdom,” Obama continued. “And that’s why, after incredible sacrifice by so many of our men and women in uniform, we removed more than 140,000 troops from Iraq and welcomed those troops home. It was the right thing to do.”

BREAKING: American Muslim Convert Killed Fighting Alongside ISIS – Update: Second American Reportedly Killed During Same Battle…

One less psychotic jihadi we need to worry about.

Via NBC News:

The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash — and an American passport.

Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain’s passport and of his body — which feature a distinctive neck tattoo — have been seen by NBC News. According to an activist linked to the Free Syrian Army who also saw the body and travel document, McCain was among three foreign jihadis fighting with ISIS who died during the battle. The State Department was not immediately able to comment on the report.

NBC News has contacted several members of McCain’s family and dozens of friends – including his mother, sister, aunts and cousins. A woman who said she was McCain’s aunt confirmed that he had “passed” and referred calls to McCain’s mother. [...]

On June 9, Duale wrote to an alleged ISIS fighter on Twitter: “I will be joining you guys soon.” He also asked if another self-proclaimed ISIS fighter had made it to “r town” – an apparent reference to Raqqa, the militants’ Syrian stronghold.

Then came another post: “I’m with the brothers now.” Later, he retweeted: “It takes a warrior to understand a warrior. Pray for ISIS.”

His final Twitter post was last Tuesday.

Keep reading…

Update: Still no confirmation.

ISIS Mocks Obama By Hijacking Twitter Hashtags…

It’s almost like they are mocking Obama’s hashtag diplomacy.

Via Daily Mail:

Islamic State supporters are using U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff as brutal fodder in a Twitter campaign which hijacks trending topics with the message #StevensHeadinObamasHands.

The TIME reporter was paraded in an orange jumpsuit in the same video which featured the murder of James Foley, the U.S. journalist who was abducted in Syria in 2012 and beheaded.

Now Arabic-speaking extremists are attaching Mr Sotloff’s face to a string of barbaric English-language ‘memes’ in what appears to be a direct appeal to Western citizens.

Islamic State supporters have spread the messages in tweets which mention completely unrelated topics in pop culture.

They have included #AskRicky, through which fans of Youtube ‘vlogger’ Ricky Dillon could pose him questions, and #FetusUANDay, where fans of the boy band One Direction examined how much they had changed since their 2011 album Up All Night.

Others have included #NapaEarthquake and #camcam, in which fans of another Youtube celebrity Cameron Dallas post their pictures with him.

Experts say the use of U.S. pop culture – despite being against the extreme interpretation of Sharia law enforced by the militants – encourages Western teenagers to click on the messages and spread them further.

Keep reading…

Forget ISIS, Obama Has Pentagon Focused On Allowing Transgenders To Serve In Military…

You have to assume our enemies are laughing their asses off watching what Obama is doing to the military.

Via Washington Examiner:

Having already lifted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays in the military, the Pentagon “likely will” allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.

Three of the top brass, endorsing the deployment of transgendered troops, also said their effort has the support of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama.

In a statement accompanying the 29-page report issued Tuesday, they said, “Our conclusion is that allowing transgender personnel to serve openly is administratively feasible and will not be burdensome or complicated. Three months have passed since Defense Secretary Hagel announced a willingness to review the military’s ban on transgender service, an effort the White House indicated it supports.”

The three are retired Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, former acting surgeon general of the Army; Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, former chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps; and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz, a Yale University professor and professor emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he led the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

ISIS Burns Marijuana Fields In Syria… Choom Gang Recoils In Horror…

Choom Gang

Monsters!

Via Telegraph:

Islamic State militants have posted amateur footage online showing men burning fields of what they claim to be marijuana plants.

The video shows men cutting down the plants from a large field, making a number of piles, then dousing them with flammable liquid and setting the plants alight.

The Syrian observatory for human rights reported on the 13th of August that the Islamic State had captured several towns and villages from rival Ismlamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

The Islamic State has unleashed a bloody wave of repression in Syria, conducting mass executions, threats and house demolitions.

Amazing Video: Israel’s Iron Dome Shoots Down 15 Hamas Rockets… At The Same Time…

Where do these evil Jews get their magical powers from?*

*Arab thought process.

Leftist Rag Salon Horrified Watching Ferguson Coverage Because Of “Insidious Language Of White Privilege” Being Used…

Seeing racism around every corner must make life as a liberal unbearable, which explains why they are so miserable.

Via Salon:

… But each time I tried to write about Ferguson, I could only stare into the blank screen, dumbfounded. It wasn’t the killing of Michael Brown that left me speechless: tragically, the murder of black men by police is common. It wasn’t the riots that stumped me: Ferguson residents are rightfully fed up with being treated as second-class citizens. It wasn’t even the ludicrous spectacle of a hyper-militarized police response. I’ve been following that story for years.

No, what dumbfounded me was the outpouring of white anger and resentment. As police, pundits, politicians and their supporters sought control over the narrative of events in Ferguson, they drew from the deep well of moral panic and race hatred that in many ways define our contemporary political landscape. I am not talking about the moronic counter-protests by the Klan, or the impending race war hallucinated by capital-R Racists. I am talking about the insidious language of white privilege — the civil, polite, unconscious adoption by white people of racially normative viewpoints that give us comfort and help explain the world on our terms.

For those of us born with white skin, white privilege is the air we breathe; we don’t even have to think about it. It is like the fish that never notices the water in which it swims. It is a glorious gift we have given to ourselves through the social order we have constructed, from top to bottom and bottom to top. It is the pillage of continents, the enslavement of people, the hatred of dark-skinned “others,” all somehow magically laundered by our commitments to democracy, self-reliance, individualism and the “post-racial, color-blind society.” It is our abject unwillingness to confront our history, to correct the deficits of our memory, to lean against the amnesia of a white story told.

Iran Says Hamas “Victory” Over Israel Brought “Zionist Regime To Its Knees”…

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

If that’s a victory what does a defeat look like?

Via Ynet:

Iran said Wednesday that Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe “to its knees” during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict.

“The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new era with the victory of the resistance which has brought the Zionist regime to its knees,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“This victory prepares the way for the final liberation of all the occupied lands especially Quds (Jerusalem),” it said, congratulating the Palestinian people and the militant groups in Gaza that Iran supports.

After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term cease-fire took hold at 1600 GMT Tuesday, sparking festivities around the Gaza Strip.

Hamas also claimed victory Tuesday: “We are here today to declare the victory of the resistance, the victory of Gaza, with the help of God, and the steadfastness of our people and the noble resistance,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a news conference at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital.