Groan: State Department Says Netanyahu Wrong To Claim Militant Islam Seeks To “Dominate The World”…

Just when you think this Administration can’t be any more clueless…

Via CNS News:

The Obama administration does not share Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that the forces of militant Islam, whether Sunni or Shi’ite, have in common an ultimate goal “to dominate the world,” a State Department spokeswoman said Monday.

In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal.

Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu’s argument that those various groups “are all part of the same kind of militant Muslim – Islamic attempt to rule the world.”

“We would not agree with that characterization, no,” she replied.

Asked about Netanyahu’s specific correlation of ISIS and Hamas, Psaki said that while both were U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations, ISIS “poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States. And that’s just a fact.”

WaPo Lib Eugene Robinson’s Horribly Lame Excuse For Obama’s ISIS Failure: Too Many Things In Presidential Daily Briefing…

And yet people like Robinson claim Obama is some kind of genius.

HT: Mark Finkelstein

Libs Outraged After Chiefs Player Penalized For Post-Touchdown Muslim Prayer…

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The NFL apologized for the call after libs feign outrage on social media.

Via SBNation:

During the Chiefs’ destruction of the Patriots, Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and scored, the second touchdown of his career. After scoring, he was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, specifically excessive celebration. [...]

Abdullah, if you’re unfamiliar, is a practicing Muslim. He fasts during Ramadan, even during NFL training camp, and missed the 2012 NFL season so he and his brother, former Broncos/Cardinals safety Hamza, could visit Mecca during the Hajj in October. Although we don’t know exactly what was going through his head at that moment in time, this appears to be a moment of prayer.

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Report: ISIS To Open Its First Consulate In Turkey…

Can’t say I’m surprised to learn Erdogan is allowing this.

(AWDNews) – The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) intends to inaugurate its first diplomatic mission in Istanbul in order to provide consular services for all who wish to join the extremist group in Iraq, reported Turkish daily Aydinlik as saying.

Abu-Omar Al-Tunisi, the ISIS de facto head of foreign relations issued a statement, saying that the Islamic Caliphate is determined to launch its first diplomatic mission in a friendly and Muslim country. He further noted that the ISIS hopes that the bilateral relations with Ankara will witness more developments under the aegis of newly-elected president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

ISIS also claims that its consulate in Istanbul will pay the hospital bills of all wounded Islamist militants who traveled to turkey to receive medical treatment.

CHP (Republican People’s Party) , a leading Turkish opposing party issued a communique condemning Turkish government decision to allow ISIS to open a legal diplomatic office  in Çankaya – the central and elegant metropolitan district of the city of Istanbul.

Earlier, the Turkish Prime Minster Ahmet Davutoglu acknowledged that Turkish diplomats, kidnapped by ISIS militants when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city was seized in early-June, were released in a prisoner exchange deal with ISIS.

Obama Was Warned Repeatedly Of Consequences Of Withdrawal From Iraq

During the meetings he skipped out on to play golf?

Via WFB:

Top government officials and military brass repeatedly warned of the consequences of sticking to a timetable on full Iraq War troop withdrawal, but President Obama proceeded with the plan in 2011.

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker cautioned against such a move in the years beforehand.

“I am certain that abandoning or drastically curtailing our efforts will bring failure,” he said in 2007. “An Iraq that falls into chaos or civil war will mean massive human suffering, well beyond what has already occurred within Iraq’s borders.”

He told PBS later that he and Gen. David Petraeus refused to talk about timetables during that time.

“To set an arbitrary timeline is just telling the enemy how long he has to wait,” he said.

Adm. Michael Mullen said the consequences of setting a timeline could be “very dangerous” in a Fox News Sunday interview in 2008, and retired Gen. Jack Keane said in 2011 that the Obama administration was “taking steps towards losing this peace” in Iraq with full withdrawal of troops.

“When we walk away at the end of conflicts, it has a tendency not to work,” he said.

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Mandy Nagy Update – Fundraiser

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A few weeks ago, former Breitbart reporter and researcher, now Legal Insurrection editor, Mandy Nagy, aka “Liberty Chick”, suffered a massive stroke.

If you’ve ever read a Breitbart piece about Occupy Wall St, you’ve probably read something she contributed to in some way.

To show appreciation and love for Mandy, some of her friends have setup a GoFundMe page with Mandy’s mother to help show Mandy how much she is loved and appreciated.

If you are so inclined, head over to the page and donate here.

Obama Has Missed Over Half Of His Second Term Intel Daily Briefings…

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Via Breitbart:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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Insanity: Holder Responds To Threat From ISIS Jihadists By Banning Religious Profiling In National Security Investigations…

Unreal.

Via Fox News:

The Justice Department is set to announce broad restrictions on racial and religious profiling in federal investigations, including those involving matters of national security.

The expected ban comes amid heightened concerns of Islamic militant groups executing a terror attack on U.S. soil and was reportedly opposed by national security officials.

A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the policy change in the coming weeks and that it will also put an end to profiling based on ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Holder intended to announce the policy change several months ago, but the White House ordered a last-minute hold so the Department of Homeland Security could review the national security implications, a congressional aide told The Los Angeles Times, which on Saturday first reported the story.

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Obama Hosting Dinner For India’s New Prime Minister …One Problem, He’s Fasting…

Bush would have been mocked endlessly for this.

Via The Hill:

What do you serve for dinner at a meal where your guest of honor is fasting?

For the White House, the answer appears to be compressed avocado with goat cheese and baby bell peppers, crisped halibut with ginger carrot sauce, and mango creme brulee.

President Obama hosted new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday for a working dinner, in a meeting pitched as an opportunity for the two leaders to meet for the first time and lay out their agenda for a series of bilateral talks on Tuesday.

But Modi, who is observing the Hindu festival of Navratri, is in the midst of a nine-day fast where all he consumes is water, occasionally flavored with lime.

Poll: Approval Rating For Eric Holder Amazingly Even Lower Than Obama’s, 26%…

No easy feat.

Via YouGov:

Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he would be stepping down, drawing to a close his six-year stint at the Justice Department.  The nation’s first African-American attorney general and a close ally of Barack Obama, Holder’s legacy is will be a subject of fierce debate – while he has been lauded for his work protecting civil rights, he has critics on both the left and the right.

A new YouGov poll that asked Americans how they view the nation’s t op law enforcement officer shows him to be a controversial public figure.

37% view Eric Holder unfavorably, to only 26% who view him favorably. Americans tend to disapprove of the job he’s done as attorney general by a similar margin (27%-39%). However, at least a third of Americans are not sure how to answer either question, a reminder that even some of the most visible cabinet members reach only a limited national audience.

HT: JWF

Liberal United Church Of Christ Leadership Body Calls For Divesting From Israel To Show “Solidarity With The Palestinian People”…

In my area UCC churches are easy to spot, they’re the ones flying gay pride flags.

Via IMEMC:

The Steering Committee of the United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network, on Sunday, called on the United Church of Christ Board, United Church of Christ Pension Boards, United Church Funds, Conferences, local churches, members and other related United Church of Christ entities to divest any holdings in companies profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by the state of Israel.

The Committee also called on the church and church members to study the Kairos Palestine document and take heed of its call for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

This is one of a number of resolutions passed by regional committees, including the Central Atlantic Conference, the New York Conference and, now, the Central Pacific Committee, in the leadup to the Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ, which will be held in 2015.

In their resolution, the Committee named the following companies, but said that the divestment should not necessarily be limited to these companies: Caterpillar Inc., Motorola Solutions, Hewlett Packard Development Company LP, G4S, and Veolia Environment and its subsidiaries;

The resolution also calls upon all entities of the church to boycott goods produced by Israeli companies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including, but not limited to, Ahava skin care products, SodaStream products and Hadiklaim dates, and calls upon church members to join boycotts in their local communities.

Medical Establishment Tells Doctors To Start Treating Patients For “Climate Change”…

Al Gore is patient zero.

Doctors aren’t just worried about heart disease, diabetes, and obesity these days. Climate change is climbing to the top of their list of public health hazards, and that could have big implications in the political fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

Among the more than 310,000 demonstrators marching through Manhattan in last week’s People’s Climate March were contingents of physicians. And now the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the voice of the nation’s powerful medical establishment, has issued a call-to-arms to doctors, urging those in health and health-related fields to throw their weight behind climate change prevention efforts.

“Is climate change similar to poverty and war, best left to other scientists and politicians, or is it of such fundamental importance—like clean water, clean air, and adequate sanitation—that physicians should strive to further clarify the effects of climate change on health, educate themselves and the public, and mount a campaign to ensure that climate change does not lead to an epidemic of eroding health?” wrote Howard Bauchner, JAMA editor-in-chief, and executive editor Phil Fontanarosa.

Yes, they concluded.

“Understanding and characterizing this threat and educating the medical community, public, and policy makers are crucial if the health of the world’s population is to continue to improve during the latter half of the 21st century,” according to Bauchner and Fontanarosa.

The editorial accompanied a new JAMA study that found that climate change is already making us sick, and will make us even sicker as global warming accelerates.

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Federal Judge Rules Residents Of Detroit Must (Gasp!) Pay Their Water Bills… Lib Outrage Ensues…

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Because racism, or something.

Via lib cesspool Think Progress:

Saying there is no such thing as a legal right to clean running water, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes dismissed a request from Detroit residents to impose a six-month moratorium on water shutoffs by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) on Monday.

The plaintiffs had argued last week that the DWSD shutoffs over delinquent water bills violated the human rights of impoverished citizens who had no ability to pay what the city says they owe, and who were left without access to clean water by the shutoff policy.

“There is no such right or law,” Rhodes said, according to the Detroit News. He also rejected the idea that citizens have a right to “service based on an ability to pay.”

Those remarks are notable because Rhodes didn’t even have to speak to the substance of the plaintiffs’ arguments. Bankruptcy law doesn’t give him the power to force the city to take the sort of action the plaintiffs requested, so Rhodes could have dismissed the request on simple procedural grounds.

By choosing instead to rebuke the notion that the health and safety implications of being cut off from running water service due to dire financial straits constitutes a violation of Detroiters’ rights, Rhodes positioned himself opposite the United Nations. After activists made a formal request for U.N. intervention in June, a trio of

U.N. experts called the DWSD’s aggressive approach to a multi-million-dollar backlog of water bills “a violation of the human right to water and other international rights.”

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on drinking water issues said that “when there is a genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.” The city of Detroit has raised water rates by triple-digit percentages in recent years despite having one of the poorest customer bases in the country.

VA Persists To Collect 59 Cents From Dead Veteran

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The VA has to pay the new raises given to Doctors.

Via The News Journal

The first letter addressed to the late David Perry arrived five weeks after he died at home June 5.

Sent from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the envelope was to be opened “by addressee only.” Perry’s wife Helena opened it anyway.

“You remain eligible to receive (VA) health benefits,” it read. A handwritten yellow sticky note added, “Please provide copy of death certificate.”

Helena thought she’d notified VA. Regardless, she said, “It’s kind of hard for him to open it when he’s not here – and even harder for him to send the death certificate.”

Several days later, a VA billing statement addressed to David Perry arrived. Helena opened that one too. Her late husband, it seemed, owes the government 59 cents.

“So if it’s not paid by October the 11th, I’m going to have additional – or he will have additional charges on his 59 cents,” she said. “So I did call and talk to them, and informed them again that he was dead, and I just didn’t think he would be able to pay it.”

She pointed to the envelope and its pre-printed postage. “And how ridiculous to pay 48 cents to send it?”

On Sept. 4, VA sent David Perry another reminder: to get a flu shot.[...]

he Department of Veterans Affairs offers its condolences to the Perry family,” said Walinda West, VA’s deputy director for media relations. She would not comment on the Perry situation, citing the need for a release from Helena Perry, but said standard practice is to update records once notification is received so that such letters cease to be sent. She said VA “is reviewing” the case.

“I read so much about the Veterans Administration being fouled up,” Helena Perry said, referring to the ongoing scheduling scandal that has launched investigations at 93 VA medical centers and clinics, including Wilmington. “And … with people like that running it, I can see why it’s fouled up.”[...]

She’s probably not going to pay the 59 cents. After she got the bill, she called the toll-free number on the bill and reached a customer service rep named Cecil.

“I told him about this big bill that I had, and being as my husband was dead, I just didn’t understand why we had it,” she said. He asked how much and she said, “It’s 59 cents. And I thought Cecil was going to crack up.

“He couldn’t say ‘Don’t pay it’,” she said. “I said, ‘I’m not gonna pay it’,” she said. “And he said, ‘I think we’re on the same page’.”

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Good News! Obama’s Top General Reads Book By Rachel Maddow For Advice On Military Matters…

That’s like reading a book by Barney Frank for advice on how to meet women.

Via Daily Caller:

If you’re concerned that President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria might not be rock solid, rest assured: his top general reads Rachel Maddow for insight into military affairs.

Back in 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey took to his official Facebook page to alert his followers that he had read the liberal MSNBC host’s latest tome and, what’s more, it really made him think.

“I saw from your comments on my post for ‘Swerve’ that many of you were reading Rachel Maddow’s ‘Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,’” Dempsey wrote. “I read this too and it challenged my thinking on an issue that is central to our profession. The use of the military – in any capacity, conflict or otherwise – is always the decision of our civilian leaders.”

“Ms. Maddow pushes the reader to understand the history of the why and how civilian leaders choose the military option. I couldn’t agree more with her point that our military is ‘unrecognizably better’ since 9/11,” he continued.

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Sister Of Oklahoma Beheading Suspect: “I Don’t Believe It Was An Act Of Terrorism”…

ISIS begs to differ.

HT: FRA

Oklahoma Muslim Who Beheaded Coworker Wanted To “Spread Message Of Islam” After Release From Prison…

And that’s exactly what he did.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

But postings on the Facebook page of the 30-year-old Nolen, suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center, suggest that shortly after his release in March 2013, he became more interested in spreading the message of his newfound Islamic faith.

“I spoke to him once he was released, and when we spoke, there was nothing of the sort,” said Nolen’s cousin, James Fulsom, 29, of Fort Worth, Texas. “I don’t believe he was converted (to Islam) in prison.”

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he expects to charge Nolen on Tuesday with first-degree murder in Thursday’s killing of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb.

Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Nolen, who had just been fired from the company, walked into the facility’s administrative office and attacked Hufford with a large knife, eventually severing her head. Nolen then repeatedly stabbed 43-year-old Traci Johnson before he was shot by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer, police said.

Savannah, GA NAACP Meeting: ‘We Are Not Ferguson, We Have A Black Mayor’

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Looting and rioting would disrespect the Mayor. Update to a previous story.

Via WTOC

At an NAACP crime meeting Sunday night–one topic loomed large — the fatal shooting of a West Savannah man by a police officer on Sept. 18.
“We’re not Ferguson,” Assistant Metro Police Chief Terry Enoch told the crowd.

“This is not Ferguson,” Mayor Edna Jackson said.

“I can say to you,” NAACP President Al Scott said, ‘that Savannah is no Ferguson.”

Scott– who is also chairman of the Chatham County Commission — pointing out that unlike Ferguson, Mo., a predominantly African American Community with a nearly all-white police department and city government, “We’re on our third black mayor.”

Mayor Edna Jackson pointed out that she, Scott, Metro Police Chief Julie Tolbert and Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter all are African-American.[...]

Leadership of the Savannah State NAACP are skeptical that the GBI’s inquiry into the shooting will be truly impartial.

“Past GBI investigations, many of them have always come out in favor of the police,” SSU Chapter President Maurice Nelson said.

That’s why some have called for federal authorities to get involved.

But local FBI Agent Gene Kowell told the crowd that his agency, “currently has no investigation pending.”

Still, the NAACP is gathering a list of names, people who say they saw Jannot shoot Smith but don’t want to talk to local or state authorities. Their plan is to give that list to the FBI if federal authorities suspect police violated Smith’s constitutional rights.

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ISIS Overruns Iraqi Army Seizing Two More Towns…

By now even Obama has to realize these airstrikes are not going to stop ISIS, right?

Via Bloomberg:

Islamic State fighters seized two towns in western Iraq, after besieging hundreds of soldiers, according to a regional official.

The militant group has captured Albu Etha and al-Hamdhiya, Faleh al-Issawi, deputy head of Anbar provincial council, said by phone today. He said some Iraqi troops were killed and others deserted their posts, without giving details.

Earlier the head of the Anbar council, Sabah Karhout, had said that at least two battalions of the Iraqi army, or 260 men, were trapped near Albu Etha, and that efforts were being made to send reinforcements and enable them to break the siege.

The clashes are taking place in a region where U.S.-led airstrikes are seeking to roll back the insurgents’ advance. Karhout and al-Issawi said that Islamic State controls at least half of the city of Ramadi, the provincial capital, though they said that elsewhere in Anbar the airstrikes have enabled security forces to recapture territory.

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House Intel Chair Rogers: Intel Officials Warned Obama About ISIS “For Over A Year”

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You mean Obama was lying when he threw intel agencies under the bus? Why yes, yes he was…

Via The Hill:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said the intelligence community had warned President Obama about the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria for “over a year.”

“This was not an Intelligence Community failure, but a failure by policy makers to confront the threat,” Rogers said in a statement Monday.

His statement comes after the president said that intelligence officers had underestimated ISIS in an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday.
“For over a year, U.S. intelligence agencies specifically warned that ISIL was taking advantage of the situation in Syria to recruit members and provoke violence that could spill into Iraq and the rest of the region,” Rogers said in a statement on Monday, using an alternate name for the group.

Rogers said his committee had formally pressed the administration to act against the terror threat in 2013.

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