Lib Icon Noam Chomsky Shockingly Not A Big Fan Of American Sniper, Says It Teaches You To Hate The “Damn Savages”…

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Anything considered even slightly pro-America is considered blasphemous by the left.

Via Raw Story:

Famed linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky took some time during a Cambridge, Massachusetts event hosted by The Baffler to discuss the film American Sniper and what its popularity says about the American people.

He began by reading a glowing review of the film in The New York Times that began by insulting “America’s coastal intelligentsia, which has busied itself with chatter over little-seen art dramas while everyday Americans showed up en masse for a patriotic, pro-family picture which broke all attendance records in its opening days.”

“What was the patriotic, pro-family film that so entranced everyday Americans?” Chomsky asked by way of response. “It’s about the most deadly sniper in American history, a guy named Chris Kyle, who claims to have used his skills to have killed several hundred people in Iraq.”

Iranian Website Tied To Revolutionary Guards Threatens To Kill Netanyahu’s Sons…

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The website posted info on Yair and Avner Netanyahu claiming it was from an IRGC intelligence report… reality, it was Wikipedia.

Via JOnline:

The Iranian Mashark news website published a detailed plan to kill Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, in retaliation for the Iranian general’s elimination last week. The plan also includes the targeting of former Prime Ministers Sharon and Olmert’s family members

The elimination of an Iranian senior level general continues to irritate Teheran.  Iran, who is holding Israel accountable for the killing of at least 6 Hezbollah terrorists and 2 Iranians last week on Syrian soil, already made an official statement regarding acts of revenge.

Today (Sunday), the Mashark news website, which is known for being in close relations with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, challenged Israel with a dramatic plan to kill some of the family members of Israel’s heads of state, in retaliation for the alleged elimination.

The opinion column includes not only the targeting of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, Yair and Avner Netanyahu, but also the sons of former Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In addition to their names and photos, a detailed text regarding an intelligence plan about the two was given, regarding their whereabouts and recent activities.

However, a quick online search shows most of the information about Netanyahu’s sons was taken from Wikipedia.

Nice Job, Kurds! ISIS Expelled From Kobane By Kurds

Beirut (AFP) – Kurdish fighters have expelled Islamic State group militants from inside the Syrian border town of Kobane, a monitor said Monday, dealing a key symbolic blow to the jihadists’ ambitions.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had pushed IS militants out of the town after four months of fighting.

In Iraq meanwhile, a senior army officer announced that Iraqi forces had also “liberated” Diyala province from the Islamic State group.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that YPG forces had “expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobane and have full control of the town.”

“The Kurds are pursuing some jihadists on the eastern outskirts of Kobane, but there is no more fighting inside now.”

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No Joke: Pentagon Initiates Essay Contest In Honor Dead Wahhabi King…

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You can’t make this stuff up.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.

The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership of the Saudi Arabian monarch.

HT: JT

Moonbat Professor Says Illegal Aliens Should Be Allowed To Vote, “The Suffrage Movement Of Our Time”…

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I can’t see why anyone would have a problem with this.

Via Daily Caller:

Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship” in an op-ed in the Providence Journal.

The Journal’s version of PolitiFact has now deemed the claim as “mostly true.”

Hayduk notes that “more than 22 million adults in the U.S. are barred from voting because they lack U.S. citizenship.” Some voting districts are especially affected. In Los Angeles, for example, Hayduk says illegal aliens “make up more than one-third of the voting-age population.”

“The right to vote helps keep our democracy inclusive and fair, and resident voting is the next logical step toward creating a truly universal franchise,” the professor concludes. “Noncitizen voting is the suffrage movement of our time.”

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U.S. Closes Embassy In Yemen Permanently After Shia Rebels Overrun Obama’s One-Time Anti-Terror Success Story…

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Via U.S. Embassy To Yemen:

Due to the  recent resignation of the Yemeni president, prime minister, and cabinet, and the ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is unable to provide routine consular services and will have very limited ability to assist with emergency cases involving U.S. citizens. The U.S. Embassy will be closed to the public until further notice out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting the Embassy. We are continuously analyzing the security conditions and will resume consular operations as soon as our analysis indicates we are able to do so safely.

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens still in Yemen should make plans to depart immediately. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Yemen are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Travelers should reconfirm flight schedules with their airline prior to going to the airport. Flight cancellations occur frequently. There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-coordinated evacuations.

U.S. citizens in Yemen remain vulnerable to kidnappings and terrorist attacks, especially when in transit to and from residences or workplaces. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and take prudent security measures in all areas, especially those areas frequented by Westerners. All U.S. citizens are reminded to vary their routes and times for all travel, maintain a high level of vigilance, keep a low profile, lock car windows and doors, carry a cell phone at all times, and report suspicious incidents to the Embassy.

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Greece Elects Radical Leftist Party, White House Says Obama Looking Forward To “Working Closely” With Them…

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Ideological allies.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a decisive victory in Greece’s national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.

But it was unclear whether the communist-rooted party, led by Alexis Tsipras, had won by a big enough margin over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ incumbent conservatives to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament’s 300 seats.

“What’s clear is we have a historic victory that sends a message that does not only concern the Greek people, but all European peoples,” Syriza party spokesman Panos

Skourletis said on Mega television. “There is great relief among all Europeans. The only question is how big a victory it is.”

Skourletis said the election results heralded “a return of social dignity and social justice. A return to democracy. Because, beyond the wild austerity, democracy has suffered.”

Howard Dean: “People Who See American Sniper Are Very Angry,” Probably From Tea Party…

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What a disgusting piece of sh*t.

Via Daily Caller:

Former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean speculated about what has motivated people to flock to movie theaters in droves to see “American Sniper,” the movie about the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

“There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” Dean said on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday.

“This guy basically says, ‘I’m going to fight on your side,’” Dean said of Kyle, who was the most prolific sniper in U.S. military history. The legendary sniper was murdered at a Texas gun range in 2013.

“I bet you if you looked at the cross-section of the tea party and people who see this movie there’s a lot of intersection,” the former governor of Vermont continued.

The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, has earned nearly $200 million at the box office since its release last week, making it one of the highest-grossing films ever released during the month of January.

Turkey Orders Facebook To Ban Pages Insulting Islam’s 7th-Century Warlord “Prophet” Mohammed…

Would it be considered insulting to mention Mohammed had a 6-year-old “wife?”

Via ABC News:

Facebook has been ordered by a Turkish court to censor pages insulting the Prophet Muhammad or risk being blocked entirely in the country.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported the ruling was handed down late Sunday by a court in Ankara. The order comes days after another court in the country banned sites showing the latest cover of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the news comes during the same month that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against censorship.

Following the recent massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, Zuckerberg re-affirmed his commitment that “Facebook has always been a place where people across the world share their views and ideas.”

Robbers Target Food Delivery Trucks In Shortage-Hit Venezuela

People line up to buy toilet paper and baby diapers as national guards control the access at a supermarket in downtown Caracas

Viva la revolución. Sean Penn riding shotgun rider.

Via Yahoo News Canada

Robbers and looters are targeting trucks carrying food across Venezuela in another sign of worsening shortages that have turned basics like flour and chicken into coveted booty.

Crime has long plagued shops and roads in Venezuela, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates.

But widespread shortages due to a restriction of dollars for imports have worsened since the New Year.

This has made food delivery increasingly risky even as certain trucks have been fitted with GPS devices and are sometimes protected by private security agents.

“I won’t transport food anymore because the streets are too dangerous,” said Orlando Garcia, a 37-year-old driver from the western state of Tachira who has been ambushed twice as he crisscrossed the country.

“They put screws on the road (to burst your tires), and when you stop to fix the tire they attack you,” said Garcia, who now refuses to work past midnight and will only transport plastics.

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HT Wirecutter

NYT: Obama Regime Blocked Israel From Selling Cobra Attack Helicopters To Nigeria For Fight Against Boko Haram…

Even worse is the reason, the White House was worried about the Nigerian army committing human rights violations… yes, the same army fighting Boko Haram.

WASHINGTON — The United States paused the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer, according to Abuja.

The transfer of such aircraft requires a review, Obama administration officials told The Jerusalem Post, in order to determine its “consistency with US policy interests.”

Reviews of this kind take place in the case of “any requests for one country to transfer US-origin defense items to another country,” White House Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications Ned Price said.

According to a report initially published in a local Nigerian daily, This Day, Nigerian government officials believe a large sale was halted because of “unfounded allegations of human rights violations by our troops,” one such official is quoted saying. The Nigerian official is not named in the report.

“This,” the official continued, “after the office of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had initially approved the purchase.”

US officials tell the Post that such transfers must be consistent with a policy directive revised by President Barack Obama in January, which outlines the criteria for conventional weapons sales.

Obama Chomps On Gum While Watching Parade With Indian PM…

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National embarrassment.

Via Times of India:

In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Barack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.

In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president.

However, this is not the first time that Obama has been spotted chewing gum during an important function. Though there was a lot of commentary on social media on his chewing gum at a formal ceremony.

Comments on Twitter included remarks by author Shobhaa De, who said, “Barack bhai working his jaws overtime and chewing gum! At least it isn’t gutka. But seriously – gum during a formal parade?”.

“Glad to see @BarackObama is so human. Like most Americans, he chews gum. Anyone know what brand?,” was how noted film-maker Shekhar Kapur reacted.

American media in past has commented about Obama’s habit of chewing gum while referring to his medical report, according to which the US president was in excellent health except for a minor problem of “history of smoking”.

But Obama was now “tobacco free” buoyed by the “occasional use” of “nicotine gum”, said a report in Washington Post.

HT: TWS

BBC: Don’t Call Al-Qaeda Jihadists Who Slaughtered Charlie Hebdo Staff “Terrorists”…

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Wow.

Via Independent:

The Islamists who committed the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris should be not be described as “terrorists” by the BBC, a senior executive at the corporation has said.

Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, said the term “terrorist” was too “loaded” to describe the actions of the men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French satirical magazine.

Mr Kafala, whose BBC Arabic television, radio and online news services reach a weekly audience of 36 million people, told The Independent: “We try to avoid describing anyone as a terrorist or an act as being terrorist. What we try to do is to say that ‘two men killed 12 people in an attack on the office of a satirical magazine’. That’s enough, we know what that means and what it is.”

Mr Kafala said: “Terrorism is such a loaded word. The UN has been struggling for more than a decade to define the word and they can’t. It is very difficult to. We know what political violence is, we know what murder, bombings and shootings are and we describe them. That’s much more revealing, we believe, than using a word like terrorist which people will see as value-laden.”

Obama Cuts Radio Ad For Rahm’s Re-Election

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I am rooting for Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to win.

Via Chicago Sun Times

….The ad comes on the heels of a recent Emanuel campaign poll that shows him with a lead among African-American voters.

The one-minute ad begins: “This is Barack Obama. . . . Chicago is my home. It’s the place that made me who I am. That’s why I care so deeply about who leads our city.”

It cautions of our mayor: “Let’s be honest, at times the guy can be a little hard-headed.”

The POTUS pitch also includes the reason for Rahm’s volatility.

“He loves our city, and he believes every child in every neighborhood should have a fair shot at success,” Obama states. That’s “why he fights as hard as he does.”

It ends: “If you want a mayor who does what is right, not just what’s popular, who fights night and day for the city we love, then I hope you’ll join me.

“Vote for Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, February 24!”

The ad is a clear pitch to woo African-American voters angered by the mayor’s school closings. Four candidates are angling for his job, two of whom are African-Americans.

A recent campaign poll conducted by research firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for the Emanuel campaign showed 51 percent of African-Americans surveyed support the mayor’s re-election.

“We’re thrilled that the president has endorsed Rahm because he believes that Rahm is the only candidate with the record, strength and plan to continue moving our city forward,” said Steve Mayberry, a campaign spokesman.

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Pakistani Muslim Leader: Mohammed Cartoons Could Lead To World War III…

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Couple of JDAMs on Mecca?

Via Express:

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said the west’s ‘extremist standpoint’ on blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) may lead to a third world war.

“The path that the West has chosen will take the world to a third world war,” Siraj said on Friday.

He was addressing thousands of people at a rally, organised to protest against the insulting caricatures published in Western publications, particularly French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The JI chief demanded that the United Nations make laws to discourage blasphemy of all religious personalities. He said France must apologise for hurting sentiments of billions of Muslims across the world.

Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said the life of a Muslim is useless if he cannot protect the honour and dignity of his Prophet (pbuh). Earlier, the rally marched from Faizabad Flyover through Islamabad Highway to the Blue Area of the capital.

Meanwhile, activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) also held a protest in Islamabad and assembled outside Lal Masjid after Friday prayers.

Obama Closes Off Much Of Alaska Refuge To Drilling

Beginning of the end for the Permanent Fund Dividend paid yearly from oil revenue to residents of Alaska.

Via Washington Examiner

President Obama has proposed setting aside more than 12 million acres of the Alaska coast as wilderness in a move that will pit him against Republicans from the state.

Obama’s plans to impose strict federal protections over an expanded portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would keep Alaskans from accessing the wealth of petroleum reserves that lay below the “fragile” habitat there.

“I’m very proud that my Department of Interior has put forward a comprehensive plan to make sure we’re protecting the refuge and that we’re designating new areas, including coastal plains, for preservation,” the president said from his seat aboard Air Force Once in a video released Sunday.

“I’m going to be calling on Congress to make sure that they take it one step further: designating it as a wilderness,” Obama said.[…]

Obama’s proposal would also block off parts of the Arctic Ocean from drilling, the Washington Post reported.

Murkowski fiercely defended her state against such perceived federal overreach.

“It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory,” she said in a statement Sunday. “The promises made to us at statehood, and since then, mean absolutely nothing to them. I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska.”

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Air Force Cadets Gobble Up Vegetables As Academy Moves To Healthier Meals

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An Army marches on its stomach, the Air Force flies with arugula.

Via Stars and Stripes

The restaurant describes its main course portions in ounces.

All 40,000 of them. That’s a ton and a quarter of a light lunch, not counting the side dishes and salad.

Welcome to Mitchell Hall, the Air Force Academy’s legendary dining hall that 60 years into the school’s history remains the Defense Department’s reigning champion of the military meal.

The facility on a daily basis serves a sit-down lunch for 4,000 cadets, who are served at their tables by waiters. The whole process from passing the milk to finishing the dessert runs a precise 23 minutes.

“It’s the cleanup that takes the time,” said Ed “Fitz” Fitzhenry, director of cadet food services at the academy.

In recent years, the dining hall has trimmed its staff – down to 174 civilian Defense Department workers who churn out three meals a day in a kitchen with oversized appliances.

It also has tried to trim the fat on plates as the military pushes for a healthier diet.

Now cadets get fresh fish – salmon was on the menu last week – and vegetables to go with traditional favorites.

“It’s something the cadets look forward to,” said Shelly Morales, the dietitian who assembles the school’s menus.


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Black Fox Reporter To #BlackLivesMatter Protester “Heard You Cried Like A Lil Girl When You Got Arrested”

Sick burn…

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Councilman David Greenfield’s Powerful Words Against Palestinian Activists Who Disrupt Auschwitz Commemoration

From the same leftist playbook as #BlackLivesMatter, they are skewered in epic fashion by New York City Councilman David Greenfield.

Via NYDN:

Pro-Palestinian activists disrupted a City Council meeting Thursday to protest Council members’ planned trip to Israel next month.

Protesters in the balcony of the Council chamber unfurled a Palestinian flag and began yelling “Palestinian lives matter,” “Don’t support genocide,” and “Melissa, you’re a hypocrite,” a slam on Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who will lead the Israel delegation.

Council members reacted furiously to the demonstration – especially because the disruption began as they were concluding a vote on a resolution commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

A few dozen protesters were booted from the chamber, with some physically removed, and were ordered off the City Hall property all together.

“I’m a Jewish New Yorker. I live in the Bronx, and I do not support so-called progressive City Council members taking a trip to Israel. It is a trip to legitimize the discriminatory practices of Israel,” said Pam Sporn of the group Jewish Voice for Peace.

Protester Nastaran Mohit said it was hypocritical for pols who push for racial justice to support the Jewish state’s actions. “If you want to do a die in on the steps of City Hall saying black lives matter, then Palestinian lives matter as well.”

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Sunday Smile #2: Delaware State Troopers Volunteer To Be Pallbearers For Woman Who Died Alone

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God bless them.

Via Delaware Online:

In this job we get to see the very worst of what goes on in our state on a daily basis.

Kids getting shot and killed in our cities.

Children suffering abuse at the hands of adults, sometimes fatal abuse and sometimes abuse that will scar them for years.

The devastating effects of drug abuse on our friends, our families and our communities.

And then there’s the other side of life that we get to see.

People showing concern for their fellow human beings in times of need. Feeding someone who’s hungry. Giving shelter to someone with none. Speaking a kind word to a broken soul. Sometimes it’s as simple as having the ability to see worth in others.

And that’s what happened here in our state on Friday as six members of the Delaware State Police Honor Guard showed up at the funeral for Valeria V. Mayer and acted as her pallbearers.

The same Valeria V. Mayer who just two weeks ago was the subject of a a two-sentence burial notice requesting relatives or friends come forward to claim her remains.

The same Valeria V. Mayer who was featured in this column a little over a week ago. It was then that I shared with you that some of the people involved in her medical care had seen the burial notice and took it upon themselves to find a place for Ms. Mayer. They were able to get a plot donated from All Saint’s Cemetery. In the column, I shared that the funeral was set for Friday, Jan. 23.

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