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With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.
The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.
Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.
I have as much compassion for the plight of people in a ware torn nation as the next person, but I don’t see ol’ Obama doing a DAMN thing to help the Christians in these countries that are being slaughtered by the hundreds. Has he offered THEM a safe haven? Nope! He doesn’t want Christians coming here. Those same folks who have the same values as the majority of this country, not to mention the Founders. He wants muzzies so he can continue the destruction of our nation that was FOUNDED on the Judeo-Christian values and belief system. You know the one that considers life precious, and doesn’t murder and maim in the name of their false god.
We’re broke, people are taking whatever job they can find, if they can find one, and usually it’s only part time, and this dipwad is giving OUR money to a bunch of murderous thugs for a fake celebration to a fake god and his fake prophet? This has GOT to stop. The man is totally enamored of the murderers, and cares NOTHING for those who are in dire straights right here in his back yard!
Let’s face it! Obama was not raised with Judeo-Christian values. He was not raised by people who loved this nation, but by communists who were hell bent on destroying her, and those are the ‘values’ he brought to the Oval Office. This is NOT a person who should be in the White House, much less a dog catcher. Oh, that’s right…the muzzies hate dogs. I wonder what happened to Bo? Hmmm…
Reality snap! The U.S. Constitution and the so called muzzie holy book do NOT mesh! There will be no assimilating into our culture. No, these people are trying to CHANGE our culture to match their third world barbarism! This will not….MUST not….stand!
There are a LOT of things Obama is quite confused about, and doesn’t understand. Apparently, so is Heritage. Since we are NOT a democracy, and were never intended to be one, our influence anywhere shouldn’t be towards founding one, since we unwashed masses have learned from history just how dangerous a democracy can be. But perhaps, that’s for another post, or maybe a copy and paste from P/H.
As the so called ‘Arab spring’ unfolded, we watched as rioters destroys pieces of history and assaulted correspondents. That told me a great deal about those who had taken to the streets. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know there were some who sincerely were looking for a change in the circumstances, and were hoping for the betterment of their country. Less oppression, more freedom…that sort of thing that ALL human are entitled to. With the supposed election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi, people who pay attention KNEW that even more trouble was in the works. Apparently, either Obama is a closet muzzie, is in the pocket of the muzzies, or is just plain ignorant. Perhaps all three?
Unless ALL the citizens are allowed to vote, it’s not really a legitimate election. Since Christians were threatened, and not allowed to vote, I’d have to say it was not a legitimate election. Does anyone else find it odd that Obama speaks out in support of evil, but never lifts a finger to help the oppressed? For someone who claims to be a Christian, which we all know, he isn’t, he could mask his disdain of us a bit better, don’t you think? Shouldn’t he speak out against the slaughter of innocents, no matter where they live? (Even in a womb.) But no. What this tells me is he is actually the first 2 of the 3 listed above.
When you watch the suppose ‘leader of the free world’ turn that free world into a third world, you have to question the motives. We watch more and more of our freedoms dissolve on his watch, while observing his support of a muslim tyrant, supporting the murder of innocent men, women, and children, oppressing all others not in the inner circle, equally.
I’d say Mr Obama understands all too well what he is doing, when it comes to the Middle East, and the constant warring among the different factions of Islam. He is aiding in the re-establishment of the Caliphate.
Hmmmm…. I wonder how his wife will take to wearing a burlap sack? Has to be an improvement over some of the gaudy duds she sports around the world….on OUR dime.
Why Does Egypt’s Turmoil Matter to Us?
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Egypt has been rocked by protests that some say are the largest in history and has unseated its second leader in three years. It’s a bit difficult for us to imagine ousting a president in such a way—so what do the events in Egypt mean to Americans?
The Obama Administration has bungled the entire Egyptian revolution, Heritage experts say, and that will have lasting consequences.
President Obama backed the administration of Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was just ousted by the protesters and the military. As Heritage expert James Phillips noted, “Egyptian protesters have been carrying signs denouncing President Obama for supporting terrorism, because they are disappointed by Obama’s uncritical support for Morsi, whom they consider to be a terrorist.”
The armed rebels affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) raided the Christian-populated al-Duvair village in Reef (outskirts of) Homs near the border with Lebanon today and massacred all its civilian residents, including women and children.
The Syrian army, however, intervened and killed tens of terrorists during heavy clashes which are still going on in al-Duvair village.
The armed rebels’ attack and crimes in al-Duvair village came after they sustained heavy defeats in al-Qusseir city which has almost been set free by the Syrian army except for a few districts.
“Free Syrian Army”? Free Syrian from whom? Assad? Well, seems to me Assad isn’t letting go. No…apparently these ‘rebels’ that Obama is considering sending arms wants to free Syria from Christians. Otherwise, why would they murder every man, woman, and child who are Christians? These are your “Arab Spring’ animals! If Obama goes through with his idiotic plans, then the blood of Christians will be on his hands as well!
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies sought hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.
I find this statement of blame more than a little absurd. Yeah… I can buy the Arab part, but I don’t believe the U.S. or Israel have any “Arab allies”. I don’t give a flying flip what Assad does! If he wants to bring about reforms, then let him. I didn’t give a flip about Mubarak either. That fool in D.C. has aided the slaughter of Christians in Arab countries, but don’t blame Americans for their actions…blame those who perpetrate the slaughter….. MUSLIMS!!!
Gaza militants fired rockets at Israel early Thursday, defying the Israeli military’s warning that it will not tolerate renewed attacks on the country’s south. In the West Bank, authorities discovered the body of a second Palestinian protester killed in clashes a day earlier.
The events are likely to further raise tensions in the region, already heightened this week by the death of a Palestinian prisoner from cancer in an Israeli jail and renewed cross-border fighting.
Several rockets were fired from Gaza early on Thursday but only one exploded in Israel, causing no injuries, the military said. It said the other projectiles exploded prematurely inside Gaza.
The militants from the coastal territory have fired several rockets at Israel since November, when an informal truce took hold after eight days of fighting triggered by almost daily Palestinian rocket attacks.
Just a personal opinion, but I really think it’s time for Israel to stop being so patient with these animals! Perhaps they should clear out the area, and reclaim the land that God gave them. The majority of these so called Palestinians are Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc. There is NO SUCH THING AS a Palestinian!
I find it extremely disgusting that the one who ALWAYS starts the trouble, gets their knickers in a VIOLENT twist, and react to the reaction, with VIOLENCE! And who do the media blame? Why, the ones who trying to defend themselves from the crazies. NO logic!
Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims.
In a way, this is rather amusing. Hamas apparently has forgotten all the money that the U.S. has sent to the so called ‘palestinians’. They also seem to forget that Obama is a better friend to muzzies than he is to Israel. And they also have forgotten that Islam is at war with the non-muzzie world, and have been for a very long time! So, if Obama visits the Temple Mount, they are just going to do the same thing they are already doing? Uh huh.
Found better quality video.
Anti-Israel demonstrators gathered outside of the Israeli embassy in Denmark, throwing fireworks and spraying the embassy walls with graffiti.
Some 20 protesters assembled outside the embassy in Hellerup Sunday evening and spray-painted the words “Child killers” on the white walls that surround the Israeli diplomatic mission.
“There were between 20 and 30 people that congregated by the embassy sporting a Palestinian flag,” Henrik Olsen, police spokesperson for Copenhagen Police, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
“They have thrown Roman candles and maybe some rocks as well. They’ve definitely thrown something,” he said. “And they’ve also graffiti-sprayed the embassy walls.”
Dear MORONS in Denmark, and elsewhere around the world…. can you prove your ignorance anymore than you already have? Yes, I’m sure you can, but please, try to refrain. You are making asses of yourselves! It is quite apparent that you are incapable of rational thought, and I sincerely question your ability to read, or comprehend what it is you do read. I question your ability to look farther than the propaganda, and, by your actions, you prove me correct.
Also, you don’t see Israelis planting bombs on buses filled with civilians.
Terrorists detonated an explosive device on a public bus on Tel Aviv’s Shaul Hamelech Street around noon Wednesday. A total of 23 people were injured the attack.
One person was severely injured, one moderately and one light to moderately, according to a spokesperson from the city’s Sourasky Medical Center. The remainder of the casualties were lightly injured or suffering shock.
Of the 23 victims brought to the hospital, the two most seriously wounded are teenagers, head of emergency medicine Prof. Halperin said, although he noted that none of them had life-threatening injuries.
I’m grateful no one was killed, this time, and pray for a speedy recovery of those injured. Now see? You morons are celebrating such acts, while condemning self defense. Where is the logic? There is none. You rejoice at the murder of innocent children, but grieve when a murderous piece of human excrement is sent to the pit of hell.
There is NO such thing as a ‘palestinian’. PERIOD!
The Jewish Press has an update this morning, with a bit of a time line as what has been going on in Israel.
The second item on the timeline…well, I just snorted and chuckled. Not because I find it all that funny, but at the absurdity!
7:50 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Liberman and Defense Minister Barak discussing terms of the cease-fire with Hamas at 9 PM tonight.
The main points are:
1) a 15 year Hudna (in case ya didn’t know….truce, calm OB)
2) Hamas will not smuggle or import any weapons
3) Hamas will not attack Israel, or Israeli soldiers along the border
4) Israel reserves the right to attack Gaza if there is an imminent threat
5) President Morsi will be personally responsible, and sign as 3rd party guarantor.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Like those animals would honor any ONE of the things on this list? THEY started it, and they wanna play all nice, and push Israel into signing a truce? I KNOW Bibi has GOT to be smarter than that! Morsi is freakin’ Muslim Brotherhood! Hamas a a MB wing!
The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. Muslim Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterised by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.
I dunno….does that sound like a rational people? How ’bout this:
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.”
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
These pigs won’t honor any truce. They never have. They never will. Best to wipe out the pit of vipers before it’s too late!
It has become increasingly apparent that our so called public officials, and a great many around the world, have no clue when it comes to Israel. Even the concept of a “2 state solution” is guaranteed for failure. We stood by Israel for so many years, and then along comes that peanut farmer, and we basically turned our backs on her, and on God’s will.
Ya see, if any of our so called leaders, from Carter right through to Obama, ever bothered to read up on Israel, and her conception a few thousand years ago, they’d know that dividing up the land that God gave them was a REAL bad idea. Even the Israeli officials should know this, yet they did it anyway, and now have rockets being lobbed at their citizens on a regular basis.
From Genesis 12…
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Then, in Genesis 15…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
If you’ve looked on a modern day map, you might notice that Israel is a whole lot different from the one that God gave them. Not a good thing! He also told them not to divide up the land, except within themselves, a portion for each tribe (Ezekiel 47), and not to make any covenants, also known as treaties, with her ‘neighbors’. No selling and no exchanging! Meaning no “land for peace” nonsense! It’s really quite simple! Even if the Israelis continued to give up bits and pieces of their homeland, there wouldn’t be any peace from the encroachers.
If you’ve actually read the accounts, Israel pissed off God, and got sent into captivity in Babylon. They came back. They pissed Him off again, big time, and got scattered all over the place. He promised He’d bring them back, and He did. The problem was, whoever came up with the boundaries, didn’t do their homework. Over time, Israel was able to gain back some of the land that was left out, but unfortunately, someone listened to some other fool who didn’t do their homework, and turned a couple of rather large chunks over to her enemies. Where’s the logic in that? So, they’ve pissed off God again, and so have we, but even considering such treaties between the Israelis and those who surround her, and wish her demise.
Now, I’ll be perfectly honest. There is no logic whatsoever to the actions of the Muslim countries. The directives for slaughter did NOT come from God. Nope! The Jews wouldn’t bow to a murderous pedophile, so he got pissed off, and all that ‘kill them where you find them’ came from a very IMPERFECT human being.
Yes, I’d love to see peace in this ol’ world, but that just is never going to happen. Well, at least not until the very end, and then a very large sword will be coming through, and whacking all the sons of evil, including those who were stupid enough NOT to ‘bless’ Israel.
The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel
Over the last four days, militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza. The increasing range and sophistication of Palestinian rockets has expanded the reach of terrorists, who now can threaten up to half of Israel’s population.
Israel has intercepted 302 of those rockets with its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Iron Dome, on which the U.S. has collaborated, has proven its worth and underscored the importance of missile defense in future U.S. military budgets.
As former CIA Director David Petraeus revealed new discrepancies Friday in the administration’s story over Libya, a dozen female House Democrats suggested Republicans’ criticism of U.N. ambassador Susan Rice over her Libya comments is instead rooted in sexism and racism.
“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
Would you ignorant broads PLEASE grow the hell up!! No one gives a flying flip the color or gender of a liar. It is NOT sexism, or racism…your favorite word that has lost a great deal of meaning from the overuse….to criticize a person who goes out, as a representative of THIS administration, and repeats the same false information, over and over and over and over and over. No one is ‘picking on’ anyone. Throw your race card away, stop playing the victim and behave like grown ups! If you want to be a Congress critter…pull your big girl panties up and stop behaving like poor helpless children! You can’t have it both ways, ya hypocrites! All this BS coming from the biggest racists and sexists…..the DEMOCRATS!
The lawmakers escalated their defense of Rice after President Obama earlier in the week devoted part of his post-election press conference to challenging Rice’s critics.
Republicans, though, have stood by their concerns about Rice — continuing to question her repeated claim on Sept. 16 that the Libya attack was a “spontaneous” act tied to an anti-Islam film. Petraeus testified Friday that his agency originally pointed to “Al Qaeda involvement” — and according to Republican Rep. Peter King, that reference was somehow taken out by the time Rice discussed the issue on Sept. 16.
So, Obama says to come after him after the criticism of Rice? Ok…we can do that! Mr Obama, you are fired for being an incompetent boob! Who changed the wording of the statement from the CIA? If Rice got her talking points from YOU, then you are accountable for the BS she spread over all the Sunday morning blab fests. If she got her talking points from anyone in your administration, YOU are still responsible. All that continuous blaming the murders of four Americans on a YouTube video makes you look even MORE incompetent, since you KNEW that video had NOTHING to do with the attacks on our citizens.
Oh…but they are just bumps in the road. Silly me. I forgot! Your outrage is reserved for the criticism of a poor helpless female. If she is so helpless, then why the hell is she in the ambassador to the U.N.?? We don’t need wusses in any position of power. But then, we’re stuck with YOU, the biggest wimp of them all parading around as a phony POTUS, so I guess it’s the norm to have panty wetters.
Yep, I’m pretty disgusted with the selective outrage.
Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus’ handling of the Benghazi situation.
Her response was reported originally by Israel’s Arutz Sheva and Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell.
Ummm…excuse me, but why would an Israeli news outlet be reporting on something of this magnitude, while our feckless media is silent? Oh, that’s right, because our so called media SUCKS!
Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said: “The facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements.”
Broadwell went on to explain more sensitive details from the Benghazi attacks, particularly concerning what the real cause might have been.
“Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”
Ok…let’s face it…. Petraeus should have kept his britches zipped. What is it with some males? Is the need to go ‘poking around’ so strong, they have NO self control? Not to mention SHE shouldn’t have been hunting in someone else’s backyard! But, beyond the ‘HO factor’, what the blazes is she doing giving speeches about sensitive issues? Piece of advice for any of you high and mighty types who might be thinking of a biography…do NOT let this woman near ya!
In the original Oct. 26 Fox News report, sources at the annex said that the CIA’s Global Response Staff had handed over three Libyan militia members to the Libyan authorities who came to rescue the 30 Americans in the early hours of Sept. 12.
A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.
Looks like things are going to get a WHOLE lot stickier for the Obama administration. YouTube? Seriously, that’s the story y’all stuck with for weeks, while the rest of the country KNEW it was a terror attack? Wouldn’t the Secretary of State, and the POTUS know that there might be a couple of bad guys being held at the compound? I mean, isn’t it their JOB to know these things?
According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.
Oh, this is just peachy. When you take into account that there may have been terrorists being held at the compound, and those at the compound had been begging for more security, screaming for reinforcements when the attack came, and they were told NO, repeatedly, or just plain ignored, the administration is more than just incompetent! With the blood of those four men on their hands, they are murderers!
The CIA, though, categorically denied these allegations, saying: “The CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.”
Well, of course they do! Seriously, do you think the CIA would admit to a ‘secret’ detention center? I would certainly HOPE not! Jeeez! Whether there was, or was not, terrorists being held in the compound, the administration is STILL responsible for the deaths of those four men, and the injuries sustained by others. Is anyone working for the State Department overseas, or anywhere, for that matter, ever going to be able to trust their “superiors” again? I sure as hell wouldn’t!
Broadwell, whose affair with Petraeus reportedly ended earlier this year, continued to serve as an informal spokesman for the CIA director. She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack — possibly to free militia members.
Did she have security clearance? Why was she kept around? Was she a plant? And I don’t mean potted!
A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.
Why did the general, who has served this nation honorably, LIE to Congress???
Congressional leaders say privately they believe they were lied to by Petraeus when he testified shortly after the attack. Some of these members already considered charging Petraeus with perjury, but said they planned to withhold judgment until he testified this week. After resigning as CIA director, the CIA said Acting Director Mike Morrell would testify in his place.
Nuh uh! I want Petraeus to answer the questions! I don’t care if he resigned, he’s still obligated to the American people to present the TRUTH! I know that word has little mean in Washington, D.C., but it means a hell of a lot out here in the REAL world! He took an oath! That oath doesn’t end when leaves the military, or when he steps down from a government position. That oath is STILL IN EFFECT! And if I’m not mistaken, when you testify in front of Congress, you take an oath to tell the truth. Otherwise, it’s called perjury! Did Petraeus perjure himself to protect the Obama administration (I had thought better of him at one time), or was it to protect himself.
And what about that little issue of U.S. made stinger missiles in Syria?
I also want Clinton AND Obama in front of Congress, UNDER OATH! I want answers! TRUE answers! And I’m not the only one! We pay your salaries, YOU work for US! If you can’t do the job you’re hired to do, and honor your oaths of office, then, try to find what little honor may be hiding in your soul, and resign….en masse! We’ll take it from here!
“…shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.”