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Obama administration continues to push to import hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria, even though our defense and security agencies continue to report that we cannot possibly weed out all security risks

Obama continues to offer platitudes and rhetoric that directly contradict his actions when it comes to protecting our nation. In comments he made on Wednesday the President tried to offer some comfort to the American people about the state of national security in relation to events happening abroad.

“Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” Obama said on Wednesday afternoon, also adding that U.S. intelligence officials “are constantly working overtime to protect all of us.”

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But for many of us, the events in Paris have touched a deep chord. We continue to do everything possible to prevent attacks at home and abroad and to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from entering the United States or other nations. In the event of a specific credible threat, the public will be informed.  If you see something, say something,” the President added. “That’s always helpful.”

The problem with all this silly rhetoric is that it is running smack into the reality that the Obama administration continues to push to import hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria, even though our defense and security agencies continue to report that we cannot possibly vet all of the refugees in an effort to weed out the security risks.

“There are a lot of holes — gaping holes,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

In addition, McCaul has warned that an influx of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing chaos provides a perfect opportunity for Islamic extremists to slip into the U.S. or another country undetected.

“This causes a great concern on the part of policymakers, because we don’t want to be complicit with a program that could bring potential terrorists into the United States,” McCaul said.

FBI Director James Comey voiced very similar concerns a month earlier:

During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey sounded a cautious note that is likely to be picked up by critics of the White House’s plan to welcome more refugees into the U.S.

“My concern there is there are certain gaps … in the data available to us,” Comey said.  “There is risk associated in bringing anybody in from the outside, but specifically from a conflict zone like that,” he added.  “There is no such thing as a no-risk enterprise and there are deficits that we face.”

In particular, the lack of solid on-the-ground intelligence assets in Syria has clouded the U.S.’s ability to crosscheck the backgrounds of every refugee hoping to come to the U.S., according to  Comey and other national security officials.

 

[by Onan Coca, writing for GODFATHER POLITICS]

 

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On the other hand, not everyone thinks like OHNObama, fortunately:

 

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Widespread terrorism part of the “perfect storm” now descending on western world…

Paris terrorist attack

Words cannot adequately describe the utter horror that was unleashed on the streets of Paris, France on Friday.  CNN is calling it “the worst violence witnessed in France since World War II“, and even though it happened a couple of days ago now, many of us are still having a really tough time processing what took place.  Somehow, a small group of less than 10 radical Islamists was able to unleash a coordinated wave of attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured at least 350.  All of this comes less than a year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and many in the western world are now starting to understand that something has fundamentally changed.  Even though France has a highly advanced anti-terrorism infrastructure, and even though it also has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in Europe, none of that did anything to prevent these attacks.  Despite all of our advanced technology, the openness of our society makes us highly vulnerable to Islamic terror.  And as more waves of refugees from the Middle East are absorbed by both Europe and the United States, it is inevitable that there will be more attacks like this.

According to Google, the definition of a “soft target” is “a person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack.”  And as we just saw in France, the western world is literally teeming with soft targets.  I am talking about sporting events, concert halls, schools, churches, shopping malls, power stations, water treatment facilities, mass transit, etc.

For those that wish to create terror, the opportunities are endless.

In the western world, we generally rely on certain deterrents in order to maintain order.  Most sane people do not want to be shot, and most sane people do not want to go to prison.

But what do you do when there are large numbers of crazy people that are actually looking forward to being martyrs?

We don’t really have a defense for the kind of attack that we just witnessed in France.  What can you really do when you are dealing with large numbers of homicidal maniacs that are not afraid to die and that can strike anywhere at any time?  Unless you can identify the terrorists or their plans ahead of time, it becomes a guessing game.

And the level of evil demonstrated by these terrorists is truly astounding.  At the Bataclan Theater, two of the terrorists fired their AK-47s indiscriminately into the crowd for a full 10 minutes

At the Bataclan Theater, at least 75 people attending a concert by a U.S. rock band were killed and many more injured, according to authorities. Eyewitnesses spoke of two young men armed with AK47 assault rifles firing repetitively and dispassionately into the crowded venue, targeting helpless victims cowering on the floor.

Julien Pearce, a radio reporter who was inside the concert hall, told CNN he saw two terrorists at the back of the venue, “firing randomly to the crowd. People yelled, screamed, everybody lying on the floor. And it lasted for ten minutes, ten minutes, ten horrific minutes, where everybody was on the floor covering their heads.”

But these latest attacks are just part of a wider trend of chaos and terror that has descended upon western Europe.  For much, much more on this, please check out this video.

Sadly, what Europe is currently experiencing is coming here too.

When I first start dealing with someone new, I watch to see if that individual will actually follow through on what he or she has promised.  Sometimes this happens, but sometimes it does not.

In the case of ISIS, I would have to say that they are indeed following through on what they said they would do.  Tonight, much of Europe is completely gripped by fear and terror, and the head of ISIS has promised a “direct confrontation” with the United States as well…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States.

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

As WND has pointed out, there have been dozens of Islamic terror attacks on U.S. soil since 2001, but most of them have been relatively small.

Unfortunately, I believe that we are moving into a new era.  Instead of just being satisfied with killing dozens or hundreds of people, these terrorists will start getting a hold of weapons that can kill thousands.  Eventually we will see terror attacks inside this country that will make 9/11 look like a Sunday picnic.  And Barack Obama is certainly not helping things by “resettling” thousands upon thousands of Syrian refugees in communities all over America.

Of course increasing terror is just a part of the overall picture.  Many have described what is coming to the United States and Europe as a “perfect storm”, and I would agree with that assessment.

Even without Islamic terror, we live at a time of rising civil unrest.  The deep divisions in our country have been demonstrated by what happened in Ferguson, in Baltimore and more recently at the University of Missouri.  Americans are angrier and more frustrated than ever before, and the mainstream media is constantly playing up the divisions between various groups.  And thanks to Barack Obama’s refusal to protect our borders, there are now 1.4 million members of criminal gangs living in our cities.  Violent crime is already on the rise in our urban areas, and it is going to get even worse as we plunge into recession.  For instance, the city of Baltimore recently recorded its 300th homicide of the year after only seeing 211 for all of 2014.  Our major cities have never been more primed for civil unrest, and I believe that we are going to see widespread rioting, looting and chaos in the years ahead as the economy totally falls to pieces.

In addition to increased Islamic terror and civil unrest, I also believe we are moving into a time of great governmental shaking, increased tensions between global superpowers, unprecedented natural disasters, and the greatest financial unraveling the world has ever seen.

All of these trends will feed into one another to create the “perfect storm” that I mentioned earlier.  What this is going to mean is a dramatic change in our standard of living; our liberties and freedoms will continue to be stripped away, and our world is going to be transformed at a pace that very few of us ever imagined was possible.

If you have the feeling that everything has changed after what just happened in France, you are right.

But this is just the beginning.

What is coming in the weeks and months ahead is going to be even worse, and it is going to shock the entire planet.

 

[by Michael Snyder, writing for The Economic Collapse Blog]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We would submit that everything has changed, alright, but that the change  happened on 9-11-2001. That was the day on which radical Islam made its intentions public, and thousands of innocent Americans never went home again. As terrible as the Paris attacks were, we have known since 9-11, over fourteen years ago, that the world has a new enemy who will stop at nothing to obey its “holy book” telling Muslims to “kill the infidels.” The real God, the one true God, says instead “I love you and want to give you eternal life through the sacrificial death of My Son.” Choosing to be a martyr for Islam looks like sheer lunacy in the face of that offer, doesn’t it? Do a little homework this week and compare the two realities of Christianity and Islam…see what conclusion YOU come to. God says “I love you, and I have proven it,” while Allah says “I don’t care if you live or die.”

 

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Obama’s choice of Iran talks may be biggest risk of his presidency…

Iran talks Obama's biggest risk...

Much of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been foisted upon him during his six years in office. He inherited two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, neither of which he’s been able to end. He’s had to react to chaos in the Middle East and a Russian incursion in Ukraine.

The negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program are a different matter. They are Obama’s choice, and he’s fought to keep them moving since the beginning of his presidency despite setbacks and second-guessing from Republicans, fellow Democrats and longtime foreign allies.

The latest setback came Wednesday when the White House agreed, for a second time in two days, to suspend its self-imposed March 31 deadline for an agreement, amid complaints from the United States and its allies that Iran was not offering serious counter-proposals.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he would stay in Switzerland and continue negotiations until at least Thursday morning.

The president’s decision to keep negotiating reflects both the importance he has placed on the talks and his particular view of how American leadership, persistence and engagement with enemies can change the world.

Obama often talks about moments in which U.S. leadership can “bend the arc of human history.” An Iran accord represents exactly such an opportunity, but it is also one of the most risky foreign policy gambles of his presidency.

The talks revolve around an issue — nuclear proliferation — that has been a major focus for Obama since he first arrived in Washington. As a senator, he called for a world without nuclear weapons. As president, his first foreign policy speech focused on the dangers that a terrorist group, such as al-Qaeda, might someday acquire a nuclear bomb.

“If we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable,” he told a crowd of thousands in Prague’s main square, “then in some ways we are admitting to ourselves that the use of a nuclear weapon is inevitable.”

The Iran talks also reflect his abiding belief that the best way to change the behavior of hostile governments with spotty human rights records is not through isolation or the threat of military force, but by persistent engagement. In recent years, Obama has pushed to open up trade and diplomatic relations with countries such as Cuba and Burma.

“He believes the more people interact with open societies, the more they will want to be part of an open society,” said Ivo Daalder, Obama’s former NATO ambassador and head of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Iran, a longtime enemy and sponsor of some of the world’s most potent militias and terrorist groups, is the biggest and boldest test of Obama’s theory.

Some critics worry that the president’s eagerness to strike a deal has led the administration to minimize its potential costs. “They are captivated by the vision of an Iran as a potential source of strategic stability in a region that’s falling apart,” said Peter Feaver, a Duke University political science professor who was a White House official in the George W. Bush administration. “They would never be so naive to describe it that way, but you can tell that’s a hope.”

Even if the United States and its allies secure a deal with Iran, the accord could backfire. Iran could cheat, although evading intrusive inspections will be difficult for the Islamic republic, said White House officials. If U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia, think that the accord doesn’t do enough to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, they could start their own program, triggering an arms race in one of the most dangerous and unstable regions of the world.

The most immediate concern is that an emboldened Iran will use the financial windfall that comes with the easing of economic sanctions to boost support to its proxy militias in a region that is already being torn by sectarian war.

Obama has acknowledged those risks but insists that the alternatives to an Iran deal — tighter sanctions or military strikes — would be much worse. As the negotiations have progressed, Obama has become more personally involved in the talks, said current and former aides. He can describe in minute detail the number and type of centrifuges that Iran would be allowed to retain under a deal.

In public comments, he has often put the chances of striking an accord at less than 50 percent. Privately, aides said, he has demanded briefings on every minor setback and reversal. His personal involvement demonstrates how important the negotiations have become to his presidency.

Obama and senior aides have bemoaned what they see as a tendency in Washington to look first to the military to solve America’s most vexing foreign policy problems. “The debates around the Middle East don’t seem to recognize that the Iraq war took place,” said Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to the president. There continues to be “an instinctive reach for military solutions as the only sign of America’s seriousness,” he said.

The Iran negotiations, for Obama, offer a new model. The talks have played down threats of U.S. military force and instead placed a heavy emphasis on American diplomacy and statecraft. The United States has acted as part of a broad international coalition that includes Russia and China, a change from an earlier era in which Obama insisted the United States had too often ignored its allies and tried to go it alone.

The negotiations are also personal for the president. Obama was dismissed as dangerously naive in 2007 by then-candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for suggesting that he would engage in “aggressive personal diplomacy” with Iran. More recently, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress, where the Israeli leader leveled the same charge. Netanyahu’s speech infuriated the White House. Two weeks later, 47 GOP senators sent an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning that a future president or Congress could undo any agreements the administration and its partners reached with Tehran.

“There’s a determination to prove the Republicans wrong, and to prove the world wrong,” said Julianne Smith, a former deputy national security adviser to Vice President Biden and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

An accord with Iran also would give credence to Obama’s core belief that the United States must be open to negotiations with its enemies. In 2007, the then presidential candidate said it was a “disgrace” that the Bush administration had not done more to talk with U.S. enemies in the Middle East. “The notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous,” Obama said.

In Iran, Obama has chosen to negotiate with one of the United States’ biggest and most destabilizing enemies. Iranian money, weapons and combat advisers have helped President Bashar al-Assad cling to power in Syria. In Lebanon and Yemen, Iranian-backed militias have sown unrest against U.S. allies. Iran’s support has helped Hamas launch deadly attacks on Israel, the closest U.S. ally in the region.

Although Iran is working alongside the United States in Iraq to destroy Islamic State insurgents, Iranian-backed militias were responsible for some of the deadliest attacks on U.S. troops before 2011. It is Iran’s potential as a stabilizing force in the region that gives it such allure. “They’re a big, sophisticated country with a lot of talent,” Obama said in an interview with the New York Times in the summer. Even a moderately less threatening Iran could pay big dividends at a time when the Middle East’s post-World War I order is coming apart.

“With all this turmoil in the Arab world, you need a workable relationship with the other side,” said Shawn Brimley, a former director for strategic planning in the White House. “You can’t argue with Iran’s importance in the region. That’s why Obama is taking this extremely seriously.”

 

[by Greg Jaffe, writing for The Washington Post]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We are negotiating with a country whose avowed intent in the Middle East is to annihilate Israel. This stated intent has not changed, but has only grown stronger. On a broader scale, Iran’s goal is still “death to America.” Are we somehow expecting that Iran is suddenly going to decide to play nice just because we are now showering our attention on its leaders?

 

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Stupid is as stupid does…

No cure...NOT A REAL PRESIDENT, JUST A PRETENDER

Obama, June 6, 2009: “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”

“Police Find No Evidence of Rape at University of Virginia Fraternity” – Headline, New York Times March 24, 2015.

“Reconsidering My August Post on Ferguson and ‘Conflicting Accounts’ ” -Headline, New York Time, March 23, 2015, Margaret Sullivan.

“We cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made.” – White House chief of staff Denis McDonough about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election statement rejecting a two-state solution in the Middle east.

Why not?

Pretending is what Democrats do best. Obama and the Democrats pretended that we could keep our doctors. They pretend even now that it wasn’t a lie when they told us that whopper.

Democrats pretended that the UV rape was symptomatic of a national raging hatred toward women.

Democrats pretended that Michael Brown had his hands up and that any story to the contrary was a vicious lie told by killer cops run amok. Another whopper, and one that inflamed half the country and caused multiple riots.

Democrats pretend that marriage can mean virtually anything. They say it now can be between any two people. Why not any three people? A woman and her dog? A man and a rooster?

Democrats pretend that the sky is falling anytime rain descends, sun shines, wind blows, temperature rises, temperature falls, or a storm cloud gathers.

Democrats pretend that Republicans want to enslave all blacks, kill and rape all women, liquidate all immigrants, pollute as much of the world as possible, and even eat the last piece of birthday cake.

So we know Democrats are pretenders, grifters who run confidence games with a gullible American electorate. They are consummate liars, as the quotes above attest, aided and abetted by a pandering press.

And we indulge them. We allow it. We enable it.  We even play into it. A Democrat will lie, cheat, hurt, hate, do almost anything to further his or her political point of view. Democrats will deal in flippant nonsense and ugly words to simply be heard when they offer no reason to be heard. They are a mirror image of the Pretender in Chief. Obama will lie, lie again, and lie some more because people allow him to do so. The Democrats simply ignore the lies, and the press prints them without apology. Hilary will skirt the rules, deliberately and knowingly, because she can, and then wipe her email server clean as though it never even happened. Harry Reid will stand in front of the electorate and say with a straight face that he and Obama have been the best governmental team in the history of the country, even though all they did was allow legislation to pile up into a huge backlog while the rancor in the US government reached unprecedented levels.

And you, like any good Democratic soldier, you do not see with any depth. Have you thought about why Obama should not negotiate nuclear arms to Iran? If you think it is because Iran is full of crazy Muslim jihadists who want to blow up half the world, you have not half thought it through. There are countries in close proximity to Iran, Saudi Arabia and Jordan for example, which will need to arm up in response to an Ayatollah packing nuclear warheads. Any negotiation on the matter is little more than a wholesale proliferation of death.

Democrats and Obama claim it is nothing of the sort. But we already know they are liars. Most Democrats have not begun to think it through. I believe Obama has thought it through. Democrats didn’t just hustle us with “the smartest guy in the room” mantra, they inflicted upon the world a co-conspirator and active participant in hate and death.

The charter of Hamas states that “Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it.” The charter of Hamas also promises  “jihad in the face of the oppressors, in order to deliver the land and the believers from their filth, impurity, and evil.”

It is Hamas that will not accept a two-state solution. How can Obama and McDonough simply pretend that these comments were never made? “Filth and impurity” is a reference to the Jewish people. These are words of true hatred. That hate is reflected in the war-torn streets of the Middle East, the synagogues of Europe, on our US college campuses, and in our own president’s eyes.

I am ashamed of Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu and Israel. I am ashamed we elected him. For six years I believed that America would endure this unbelievably awful administration, its lies and its pretense, and eventually find a way to cast off the shackles of stupidity imposed upon us by this pretentious neophyte quack and his paddling press corps. But now I think sadly of the huge potential evil we have unleashed upon the entire world.

For a long time he was just our problem. We can’t pretend that is true anymore. He is about to become everybody’s problem, especially if he continues to work toward a solution with Iran that allows the jihadists to start firing nuclear weapons and not just rockets and bullets.

 

[From an article by Dustin Detroit in PATRIOT UPDATE]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Being ashamed of the man in the Oval Office, and ashamed of an electorate which would elect him not once, but twice, is all hindsight. Much too little, much too late. We have a Pretender in Chief who is now actively engaged in pretending that an Iran with nuclear weapons is not a threat to the Middle East and to our own shores.  He thinks he knows how to negotiate with a terrorist regime which has threatened annihilation of Israel and “death to America.” We KNOW he’s only pretending, because NO ONE can negotiate with radical Islamic terrorists. They’re not pretending. They mean every word they say.

 

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Perfect illustration of just how far from reality the White House — and many in Congress — are operating…

Star members of the government's Reality Team...

Harry Reid says “Obama – Reid team is the greatest in US history.”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday his partnership with President Obama will go down in history.

“The record book that records will be written about the eight years of Obama and Reid, never in the history of the country — never in the history of the country — have we produced more for a president and somebody that’s led his party than we’ve done together,” Mr. Reid said Friday on KNPR radio.

Mr. Reid, who announced he will not be running for re-election in 2016, was greeted with what was apparently a surprise call from Mr. Obama during the appearance.

Harry, this is Barack,” the president said.

“Well, I’ll be damned,” Mr. Reid said. “I’ll be damned.”

Mr. Obama then asked if he was allowed to say that on live radio, to which Mr. Reid replied: “Well, I’ll be damned. What a guy.”

“I think that when the story is written and when all is told, you’re gonna have somebody who has done more for Nevada and for this country as anybody who’s ever been in the Senate, and I could not be prouder of him — he did an unbelievable job on a whole bunch of really tough issues,” Mr. Obama said. “Saving this country from a depression, making sure millions of people had health care, makin’ sure that young people were able to go to college and he’s been one of my best partners and best friends and I’m really honored to have served him.”

Mr. Reid assured the president the feeling was mutual.

“We’ve done it as friends, we’ve done it as people who love our country. We love it as a couple of people who have backgrounds that are so unusual,” Mr. Reid said. “How in the world did Obama and Reid get to where they are? We talked last night — I have so much affection and admiration for Barack Obama, that we’ve proven that to each other, our mutual affection, and we have 22 more months to continue doing the best we can for our country.”

“That’s what we’re gonna do,” Mr. Obama said.

 

[by David Sherfinski, writing for The Washington Times]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We’ve heard everything now, folks. The last 6+ years with Obama at the helm have been some of the best years in the history of the country. Do you believe it? Do you believe they have the gall to even THINK that? Over six years of deadlock in Congress, with Reid stacking bills on his desk rather than bringing them to a vote. (Don’t want to actually pass something the Republicans might be able to take some credit for, do we?) Adding not billions, but trillions, of dollars to the US debt. (No matter. It’s only paper, you know.)  Spending more than forty million (40 MILLION) dollars on Obama and family vacations. (How much did the average American get to spend on vacations? Nothing. Nothing at all. We didn’t take vacations. We were too busy trying to find jobs and keep a roof over our heads.)  Opening our southern border to illegal aliens by the thousands, so they could stay here, get steady jobs, and hopefully vote Democratic in upcoming elections. (The 2014 election showed just how well that theory worked, with Republicans taking over the Senate, the House, and a majority of governorships.) Pulling all our troops out of Iraq on a pre-announced schedule so the radical Islamists could move in right behind us. (The Islamic State now controls huge swaths of the entire Middle East, thanks to the opening we gave them in Iraq.)  Shoving Obamacare down our throats whether we wanted it or not, so that a small minority of Americans could finally get some healthcare by paying too much for it.  Spending US taxpayer money in Israel to defeat the Prime Minister, who was running for re-election.  (Another really good idea from Obonehead in the Oval Office.  Mr. Netanyahu won by a substantial margin, and the White House appeared dumber than ever.)  So…brace yourselves, folks. That wonderful White House team, led by you-know-who, wants to bring you another “twenty-two months of the best we can do for our country.”  May God help us…because He is our only chance.

 

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Obama administration has now gone from being silly to just plain stupid…

1.  “Terrorism is caused by boredom.”

Obama and his cabinet members want to blame anything but Islam for the bloodshed, the beheadings, the burnings, and the senseless killings of women and children.

The State Department’s Sarah Sewall expanded the blame list on Tuesday, speaking at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. There, she claimed that there were all kinds of factors that drove people to “violent extremism.”

“Current research, including interviews with former violent extremists or rehabilitated terrorists consistently reveals that there is no one single driver of violent extremism,” she told the audience. “Rather, there are a number of common ones including boredom, intergenerational tensions, the search for greater meaning in life, perceived adventure, attempts to impress the local community, a desire for increased credibility, to belong, to gain peer acceptance, and revenge.”

Boredom. Intergenerational tensions. Search for greater meaning. Adventure. Glory. Credibility. Peer pressure.

Right.

Written in the Quran are more than 100 verses that implore the faithful to violence. The original words – the original call to war – stands today. And while there are plenty of peaceful Muslims who denounce terrorism, they are thus in violation of their own revered scripture.

You can be any kind of Muslim you like, but the Quran makes clear which kind is favored. President Obama claims that ISIS and other terrorist groups do not represent the true nature of Islam. But it can easily be argued that the world’s “moderate” Muslim population is further away from the religion than the terrorists.

A paper no less liberally biased than The New York Times reported last year that “the Islamic State, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Taliban…took credit for two-thirds of worldwide deaths related to terrorism in 2013.”

The common factor? Boredom? Intergenerational conflict?

When was the last time you, or someone you know, had the thought “Gosh, I am so bored! Guess I better go out and kill somebody…maybe that’ll help!”  You’ve never had this thought? Then congratulations…you’re probably pretty normal.

Instead of guessing and making excuses for terrorists out of our own ignorance, as the State Department and the rest of the Obama administration is doing, WHY DON’T WE JUST ASK THE TERRORISTS WHY THEY ARE KILLING PEOPLE? Well, guess what? We have done that. People have posed that precise question to them. And the answer is simple: It’s because that’s what the Quran tells them to do. We suppose they could well be bored by it all now that it’s become so common a means of getting rid of the infidels, but boredom plays no part in motivation. None. Islamic terrorists kill unbelievers, and it doesn’t seem to matter much whether those unbelievers are living in the same country as the terrorists, or here in the US, or in any other part of the world. A member of any other faith than Islam is an unbeliever. A Muslim who doesn’t think that other Muslims should be killing people if they do not express the same radical belief, is also an unbeliever to the radical.

Mr. Obama and those who work for him never seem to tire of making excuses for radical Islam. How stupid do they think we are? And how stupid do they seem to repeat the same nonsense over and over again, when no one believes it?

 

2.  “We are (still) the most transparent administration in history.”

One might have thought that with everything that has come out of the White House in the last six years – to say nothing of the current scandal regarding Hillary Clinton’s secret emails – the Obama Administration would have let their claims on transparency die a quiet death. After all, if you can’t deliver on your campaign promises, at least admit it.

If yesterday’s White House press briefing is anything to go by, though, this administration is not just aiming for transparency, but they actually think they still deserve the title of the most transparent administration in history! When asked if they still consider themselves the champions of open government, Press Secretary Josh Earnest didn’t even have the dignity to hesitate.

“Yes,” he said. “And the reason for that is that there are large number of ways that reporters and the public have access to the administration and to decisions made at the administration.” He used the public availability of visitor access records and their efforts to make FOIA requests more efficient to back up his unbelievable claim.

There was no pause while the press corps laughed, but there must have been some serious eye-rolling once Earnest left the podium. President Barack Obama has failed in more ways than one can count, but there is maybe no promise he has delivered on less than his vow to be more transparent than his predecessors. Many in the media – the liberal, fawning media, no less – have declared this White House no less than the most secretive administration we’ve ever seen.

According to a report just released by the Columbia Journalism Review, things are worse now than at any point in Obama’s tenure. The report’s author, Susan Milligan, insists that the current relationship between the media and the Obama administration is “more distant than it has been in a half-century.”

The fact that Obama plays his cards so close to the vest is bad enough. That his minions continue to propagate the lie that they are one of the most open and honest White Houses to ever grace Washington makes it that much worse. If this were a Republican president, this secrecy would be the top story at least once a week on all major newspapers and TV news programs.

When we have no access to what’s going on behind the White House doors, the soil is ripe for corruption to take root. We the people deserve to have a window into our government. It’s the only way we can take measures to ensure the survival of American liberty.
[from TotalConservative.com]
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Benjamin Netanyahu believes America is exceptional. Obama does not.*

Benjamin Netanyahu

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness vs. death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad.”

Appearing before Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid bare terrifying truths about the statements, actions and intentions of the “Islamic Republic” of Iran — as diligently studied from less than 1,000 miles from Tehran, as the missile flies.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology,” Netanyahu intoned. “He tweets that Israel must be annihilated. He tweets!”

Mr. Netanyahu paid great homage to President Obama, Democrats and the U.S. Congress, which he called “the most important legislative body in the world.” Unlike some, Mr. Netanyahu is a true believer in American Exceptionalism.

Of course, all freedom-lovers around the world forced to stare down the barrel of a gun or living under the boot of tyranny believe in American Exceptionalism.

For them, it is their only hope.

Mr. Netanyahu warned that American politicians living so far outside Iran’s neighborhood may not fully comprehend just how barbaric and brutal Iran’s aims really are.

“America’s founding document promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said. “Iran’s founding document pledges death, tyranny and the pursuit of jihad.”

They hang gays, persecute Christians, enslave women, maim people for violating the Koran and openly support terrorist networks.

So it was a little surprising how quickly Washington’s perennial partisan bedwetters leapt to their safe ramparts 6,320 miles away from Tehran with Sturm und Drang against Mr. Netanyahu’s speech.

In hysterics, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared she was near tears throughout the speech. But not over the barbarity of the Iranian regime. Rather, she was stung “by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.”

Mr. Obama pointedly skipped Mr. Netanyahu’s speech but was quick to dismiss it as “nothing new.” He may be as arrogant as he is ignorant, but at least he is modest.

Negotiating with such feral beasts as Iran’s theocratic dictators is certainly dangerous. It is also a fool’s errand.

And who better to tap for a fool’s errand than Secretary of State John Kerry himself! The fool’s fool, the very jester in the court of jesters!

John Kerry’s unbridled whorishness for a deal with Iran has become so desperate that even The New York Times felt compelled to print a front page story this week about the “unseemly intimacy” between Kerry and Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The story chronicled the long hours alone together, the private emails and even their river walks together.

Mr. Kerry fancies himself a shrewd statesman on the global stage. But, in truth, history only remembers him for his failure to beat former President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election.

Unless, of course, he strikes a deal with Iran that leads to the annihilation of Israel. Then he will finally be remembered for something else.

[by Charles Hurt, writing for The Washington Times]
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* As one example, remember his comment some time ago about the successful small business owner? Obama’s snarky comment to the business owner was “You didn’t build that!” His meaning was very simple: To be successful in America today, what we all need is the government looking over our shoulders and helping us achieve our successes; without government help, he wants us to believe, we really can’t do anything. Obama is so far out of touch with reality as to not understand in the least that government and its overbearing regulations are what’s holding millions of businesses back, keeping them from being successful — paying taxes and creating jobs.  A far more realistic view was held by President Ronald Reagan, who knew that in very many ways government was not the solution, it was the problem. Reagan even said the most fearful thing any of us will ever hear is “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” (NORM ‘n’ AL comment)

 

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