Who wouldn’t be afraid of President Mom Jeans?
CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona argued that the murder of American journalist James Wright Foley was due to the success of President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy.
“It’s [Foley’s murder] not certainly going to dissuade this president from focusing on getting rid of ISIS, continue to pushing them back, which frankly, some of what his strategy that he’s put in place has worked, and that is why I think ISIS right now is acting in such a cowardly way because they know that so far it has been effective.” she argued in an appearance on CNN on Wednesday
What are the odds he goes straight to the golf course?
Via Business Insider:
President Barack Obama will make a statement at 12:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the White House said, in the aftermath of the beheading of an American journalist by the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL).
The White House’s National Security Council said Wednesday that the video released by the group, which has since been removed from YouTube, is authentic. The video showed a member of the group executing American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012.
If true this would obviously be a game-changer when it comes to charging Officer Wilson.
Via local radio station 100.7:
Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction.
Obama already knew ISIS was about to behead Foley so the news came as no surprise.
Via Washington Examiner:
A White House spokeswoman Tuesday night said U.S. intelligence officials are “working as quickly as possible” to determine the authenticity of a video in which Islamic militants claim to have beheaded an American journalist in retaliation for airstrikes in Iraq.
“If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available,” National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.
A video released online claims to show the execution of James Foley, an American photojournalist who went missing while covering Syria’s civil war.
Hardly an “execution” as Brown’s supporters have been claiming.
Via NY Times:
As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.
[A] lawyer for Mr. Johnson said that his client was interviewed by the F.B.I. and the St. Louis County police last week for nearly four hours. In that interview, Mr. Johnson admitted that he and Mr. Brown had stolen cigarillos from the store, said the lawyer, Freeman R. Bosley Jr. [...]
Asked if Mr. Brown had punched the officer, Mr. Bosley said that Mr. Johnson “did not observe that.”
However, law enforcement officials say witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the struggle in the car.
You stay classy, Spike Lee.
After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that “things will really blow up” if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.
Lee made his incendiary remarks on Tuesday’s Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, saying that, even though he does not have the facts, “something smells bad in Ferguson, and it’s not just tear gas.”
“And I’m not saying that people should burn down stuff and riot and loot,” Lee told host Anderson Cooper. “But this is not the first time we’ve seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial.”
Never ending savagery from the Religion of Peace™
Via Times of Israel:
The decapitated bodies of four men were found in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula Wednesday, security officials said, adding that they suspected jihadists had killed the victims in the belief they were supporting the army.
Egypt’s military has been carrying out a vast offensive against jihadist groups in the north of Sinai since militants stepped up attacks following the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July last year.
Residents in Sheikh Zuweid town, south of Rafah, discovered the bodies on Wednesday, two days after the men had been abducted, according to the security officials.
They said the militants may have murdered the men because they suspected the victims had aided the army’s offensive.
You know, because there have been so many violent tea party protests.
Via Digitas Daily
Only if his “job” consists of chipping and putting.
President Obama is doing his job, according to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is now defending his handling of the Ferguson shooting and the civil unrest that has followed.
“He’s doing his job and there’s no magic wand,” she said. “And there are no words that he can speak, alone, that will stop the violence.”
Obama spoke publicly about Brown’s death on three different occasions after leaving for his August vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, calling for patience in the investigation and peace in the community.
Number of bottles of urine thrown at police officers at tea party rallies still zero.
Via Daily Mail:
Protests on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were significantly calmer on Tuesday night, but the peaceful atmosphere disintegrated amid a series of clashes that led to 47 arrests, with police claiming they were pelted with bottles containing urine.
For most of the night demonstrations were calm with protesters holding signs and chanting, although the majority had taken the advice of leaders to wrap things up by nightfall.
Then just before midnight, the protests took a turn for the worst after some people started throwing plastic bottles at police.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told CNN that ‘criminals’ had thrown urine at officers.