WH Aides: Obama Golfing After Foley Beheading Statement “Didn’t Reflect The Depth Of His Grief”…

Total BS.

WASHINGTON — He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American.

But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism erupted over what many saw as a callous indifference to the slaughter he had just condemned.

Presidents learn to wall off their feelings and compartmentalize their lives. They deal in death one moment and seek mental and physical relief the next. To make coldhearted decisions in the best interest of the country and manage the burdens of perhaps the most stressful job on the planet, current and former White House officials said, a president must guard against becoming consumed by the emotions of the situations they confront. And few presidents have been known more for cool, emotional detachment than Mr. Obama. [...]

Mr. Obama has traditionally resisted what he sees as the empty political gesture of abruptly upending his schedule in reaction to the latest crisis. Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley, noting that the president had just spoken with his parents that morning. “His concern for the Foleys and Jim was evident to all who saw and heard his statement,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director.

Joint Chiefs Chair: Open Borders And Immigration Issues Make ISIS “Immediate Threat”

Martin Dempsey to get tongue lashing for telling truth in 3-2-1…

Via CNS:

(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey said at a Pentagon press briefing yesterday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) an “immediate threat.”

In the context of the ISIL threat, Dempsey said he had had conversations his European colleagues “about their southern flank.” He did not specifically mention the U.S.-Mexico border, which is the southern flank of the United States.

A reporter asked Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: “Is it the calculation, though, that ISIL presents a 9/11 level threat to the United States?”

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British Islamists Gloat Over Beheading Of James Foley…

Via Times of London:

British jihadists gloated and cracked jokes as the news of James Foley’s death spread yesterday.

Some posted in Arabic, others in English. All legitimised the brutal act as religiously ordained.

Abu Aminah, under the username of @ghazisami, tweeted: “My hopes and prayers in this whole James Foley fiasco goes to the mujahid executioner. May Allah keep him and his family safe.”He used verses from the Koran and Hadiths to support the beheading. Indicating that he was British, he said of the knifeman: “Half of UK Pakis speak like that.”

Abul Muthanna, a self-described “soldier of the Islamic State”, described the British “brother” as a “lion”. Tweeting under the username of @abulmuthanna313, he said: “They went on a mad one.” He later wrote: “U can call our acts horrific but calling us cowards? Our men love death like u love life, they come at u with explosive belts #DeathSeekers”. The writer is thought to be Nasser Muthana, 20, from Cardiff. His younger brother Aseel, 17, and their friend Reyaad Khan, 20, are among about 500 British jihadists believed to have fought alongside IS forces in Syria and Iraq. […]

Abu Turaab al-Kanadi, a Canadian fighter with the username of @AlTuraabSVD, made light of the decapitation, saying it was “time to play soccer”.

Another fighter calling himself Abu dhar al-muhajir tweeted: “We have heard that Roman blood is very delicious, and we have come here to enjoy it”. He added: “Revenge is sweet.”

Another man, tweeting under the name Life of a Mujahid, wrote: “Reason for American journalists or civilians being killed in response to American crimes against Muslims is, they haven’t left us a choice. You have more technology doesn’t mean you kill millions of innocents . . . An eye for an eye!”

NAACP Calls For Special Prosecutor In Michael Brown Shooting Case…

Anyone else get the feeling the NAACP will only be satisfied with an indictment?

Via WaPo:

The NAACP has joined a chorus of voices saying that a special prosecutor, rather than St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, should investigate the shooting of Michael Brown.

“We need to talk about justice for Michael Brown,” Cornell William Brooks, the organization’s new president and chief executive, said in a statement sent out on Thursday afternoon. “Justice rests in the hands of one person: St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, a man with deep personal, family, and professional ties to the local police department.”

McCulloch has said he will not step down from the case, despite similar calls from elected leaders and activists in the days since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown.

Brooks had told CBS News over the weekend that it is “critically important” for a special prosecutor to be appointed. But the NAACP is now actively pushing for such an appointment, creating a page on its site to let people send pre-written e-mails to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and Attorney General Chris Koster (D) saying that special prosecutor is needed “to restore trust in this investigation.”

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Not to brag, but I was once on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Beef Over Bread Triggered Macon Shooting

Bread shooting

The bread thief had his hands up in the air and was surrendering.

Via The Telegraph

A 22-year-old Macon man was shot several times late Wednesday in an argument that a witness said erupted over a 98-cent loaf of bread.

Glenwood Van Lee Lamar was wounded about 11:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ash Street, a few blocks southeast of Tattnall Square Park near Calhoun Street.

Lamar was in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, a Thursday news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said. One of Lamar’s injuries was a gunshot wound to his lower back.

James Jereal Watson, of Alberts Lane, turned himself in at the Bibb Law Enforcement Center and was booked about 1 a.m. Thursday, according to Bibb jail records.

Watson, 18, was charged with aggravated assault.

Witnesses said Lamar and others were exchanging words after a dispute about some food — a loaf of bread, as it turned out — which triggered the shooting.

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Obama Admin Rejects Netanyahu’s Claim ISIS And Hamas “Part Of Same Savagery”…

Naturally.

Montana Dems Replace Plagiarist With Socialist In Senate Race

She doesn’t represent the people of Montana.

Via WFB

Montana Democrats are banking on a long-shot liberal Senate candidate to replace the disgraced John Walsh, but their choice might be too radical even for the increasingly extreme party.

Democrats are hoping that Montana state representative Amanda Curtis will be the next Elizabeth Warren: an outspoken and unapologetic liberal who can fire up the base and raise big bucks from like-minded benefactors.

A self-described “punktuator” who has been seen sporting a mohawk and studded denim jacket with the iconic anarchist “A,” Curtis is certainly distinct from most Montana politicians.

Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.), the state’s incumbent senator, is the upper chamber’s only active farmer. Curtis’ Republican opponent, Steve Daines, is a successful businessman. Walsh is a career Army officer.

Curtis, by contrast, is a teacher and an activist. She is an outspoken supporter of organized labor, and has endorsed some of its most radical historical leaders.

In 2008, Curtis penned two articles for the monthly newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World, a far-left labor group.

One of the pieces, which reported on IWW recruiting activities at a Montana folk music festival, quoted “IWW member Kevin Curtis,” who is Ms. Curtis’ husband (that fact was not disclosed in the article).

Mr. Curtis is the Butte delegate for IWW’s Montana affiliate, the Two Rivers General Membership Branch.

According to that group’s website, it is “working to organize the people of Montana into the One Big Union to end wage slavery and eventually end the capitalist system.”

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Georgetown Professor Compares Israel To ISIS…

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A sentiment shared by the majority of his fellow moonbats in academia.

Via Free Beacon:

A Georgetown University professor whose father pled guilty to terrorism charges is facing criticism for comparing Israel to the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) on Twitter.

Georgetown University History Professor Abdullah Al-Arian, the son of Sami Al-Arian, a controversial Israel critic who pled guilty to conspiring with a terror group, tweeted out his take on a common nursery rhyme by comparing Israel to the terror group ISIL, which recently beheaded an American journalist on film.

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Fund To Support Officer Darren Wilson Raises Over $180K

And counting.

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Shawn Parcells’ Credentials, Role In Michael Brown Autopsy Questioned By Doctors

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Did Dr. Baden perform an autopsy or rely on Parcells?

Via FOX4KC

A Kansas City man is now front and center in the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Shawn Parcells owns a company that provides autopsy services, and some in the forensic community are taking issue with his involvement in this or any other case.

Parcells owns National Forensic Autopsy and Recovery Services. He says lawyers for the family of Michael Brown contacted him because of his expertise in gunshot wounds.

“I am a forensic pathologist assistant and medical investigator,” Parcells told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien.

However, that’s something of a dubious title according to forensic pathologist Dr. Erik Mitchell.

“That is a degree that does not exist in my knowledge, except in the mind of Shawn Parcells,” Dr. Mitchell said.

Dr. Mitchell takes issue with Parcells’ title.

“You cannot claim the title, because it is a formal, licensable position. You can assist somebody; in this way I can say, for instance, I have paid my taxes, so I am an assistant President of the United States,” Dr. Mitchell said.

Parcells admits he has no certification as a pathology assistant, but says his qualification comes from experience.

“I worked there as a forensic assistant for about a year. And if I remember correctly that was 2005 to 2006. That was under Dr. Young,” Parcells said.

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ISIS Using Ferguson Race Riots To Try And Convert American Blacks To Islam…

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Putting them in direct competition with CAIR.

Via WaPo:

You can understand if President Obama would rather talk about the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, where he has scored some victories, than talk about the unholy mess in Ferguson, Mo. Surprisingly, though, ISIS militants are following developments in the St. Louis suburb, and some of them would rather focus on that. According to interviews and social media, members of the group and sympathizers with its jihadist ideology are closely tracking the events in the St. Louis suburb, where protesters and police have clashed. In it, they see opportunity.

Partly, the focus is strategic: Officers in Ferguson have used military transports and weapons similar to those used by U.S. troops in Iraq. But militants are also claiming vindication — that their arguments about American oppression were right all along. “Well this clearly shows that all this talk about democracy and equality of people in the west is just hypocrisy,” said Abu Sameer after a private autopsy sought by the family of Michael Brown showed that the 18-year-old had been shot at least six times. Abu Sameer lives in France and identifies himself as a member of the Islamic State, a group that has conducted a campaign of mass killings and other atrocities in northern Iraq.

The Islamic State and other jihadist movements are using the events outside St. Louis as propaganda against the West. One argument they’ve been making for years is that racism and discrimination are rampant in some parts of the West, and they’re hoping the Ferguson riots could help recruit black Americans. “In Islam there is no racism, and we think black people will wake up and follow the example of Malcolm X and others who understood that this way is the only way to justice,” said Abu Mansour, who lives in Germany and is also a follower of the Islamic State.

All of the jihadists interviewed said Brown’s death confirms their beliefs that blacks are seen as second-class citizens by whites and especially by the police. “I think that blacks in the U.S. will look more towards Islam,” said Anjem Choudary from Great Britain, co-founder of the banned “al-­Muhajiroun” group. (Choudary’s teacher, Omar Bakri Muhammad, was barred from Britain and is currently in a Lebanese jail for his alleged support of jihadist movements in Syria and Iraq.) “The only way of life today that does not look at race is in fact Islam. Islam only distinguished people by whether they are Muslim or not. The color of their skin does not play a role,” Choudary said in a phone interview.

Some self-described supporters of fighters of the Islamic State have also taken the discussion to social media platforms using the hashtag “#FergusonUnderIS” and “ISISHERO.”

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Navy Planes Take Small-Arms Fire During Iraq airstrikes

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A10′s would take care of the small arms fire.

Via Navy Times

Aircraft from the carrier George H.W. Bush have struck about 30 targets in Iraq since the U.S. military began pounding the insurgents who are destabilizing Iraq, Navy officials said Wednesday.

Islamic State militants have shot at the Navy aircraft with small arms to little effect, said a Navy official who spoke on background to discuss ongoing operations.

The official also said Navy aircraft have been involved in multiple “show of force” missions.

Capt. D.L. Cheever, head of Carrier Air Wing 8, said that the wing’s F/A-18s, EA-6B Prowlers and E-2C Hawkeyes were all performing overflight missions in Iraq, but refused to answer questions about the small-arms fire from IS militants in a Wednesday conference call with reporters. The pilots have dropped Joint Direct Attack Munitions for precision strikes on the IS militants.

Small arms don’t pose a significant threat to fighters, but are concerning, said an F/A-18 pilot with experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, who spoke on background because he was not authorized to discuss operations.

“It doesn’t really compare to a surface-to-air missile or [anti-aircraft guns], but a bullet in the right place on an aircraft can do serious damage — it has happened before,” the Hornet pilot said. “But a bunch of guys, not trained, firing AK-47s in the air, the probability of it happening is pretty low.”

A show-of-force mission, the pilot said, usually means a low pass or a simulated bombing run.

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