Let the good times roll……
Ironically, the attack was reminiscent of the one in Benghazi he has repeatedly denied the Administration he represents bears any responsibility for. “Changed twelve times?!” came the cries. And with good reason. We were misled; no, lied to.
Meanwhile, a few blocks away at an American Bar Association conference, IRS big wig Lois Lerner dropped perhaps the biggest bombshell in recent political history, that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, while responding to a question secretly planted in the audience in advance. My guess is the crowd initially gave a standing ovation, given their blatant left wing agenda, but we’ll never know, as it was a “closed door” session.
Then came the apology from Ms. Lerner: “Sorry ‘bout that folks. Thanks for the questions. There’s coffee and Good Humor Ice Cream in the lobby.” But it didn’t take long for the elated crowd to understand that this might not be good for their guy.
Then the Office of the Inspector General report hit the wires.
The Left has most of the vicious voices out there.
I just had an online FB exchange with a woman who is one of those who vehementanly dislikes Sarah Palin, calling her stupid. When I mentioned Joe Biden and his legion of gaffes and other stupido remarks, she agreed that he was a fool, but then admitted that she would vote for him over Palin any day of the week.
He never explicitly endorsed her for President–Breitbart, as a rule, didn’t endorse candidates. He wasn’t a policy wonk, nor did he enjoy punditry–Breitbart’s sights were consistently set on the media. He understood how the media can shape, influence, or even manipulate the general public’s perception of events and individuals. A favorite theme of the Progressive media’s smear-machine, and one which was aimed with particular savagery at Sarah Palin, is the notion that Conservatives are, in a word, dummies. One need not look very far for specific examples.
If Barack Obama claims to have visited all 57 states, we are told he was simply tired and misspoke. If Dan Quayle misspells potato, we are told that he is the stupidest man to ever set foot in Washington, D.C.
If Joe Biden asks a man in a wheelchair to stand up and be recognized, we are told that lovable and gaffe-inclined Joe Biden is just being that lovable and gaffe-inclined Joe Biden. If George W. Bush mispronounces nuclear, we are told that he is the stupidest man to ever set foot in Washington, D.C.
Obama’s foreign policy in the raw.
Who would have thought that possible after the US invasion of Iraq? Bomb the oil fields and every last jihadi they can spot from the air.
By Richard Spencer, Raqqa Province, Syria
10:00PM BST 18 May 2013
Up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil were previously produced by wells around the city of Raqqa and in the desert region to its east that are now in rebel hands – in particular Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda off-shoot which is the strongest faction in this part of the country.
Now the violently anti-Western jihadist group, which has been steadily extending its control in the region, is selling the crude oil to local entrepreneurs, who use home-made refineries to produce low-grade petrol and other fuels for Syrians facing acute shortages.
The ability of Jabhat al-Nusra to profit from the oil locally, despite international sanctions which have hindered its sale abroad, will be particularly worrying to the European Union, which has voted to ease the embargo but at the same time wants to marginalise the extremist group within the opposition.
In the battle for the future of the rebel cause, the oil-fields may begin to play an increasingly strategic role. All are in the three provinces closest to Iraq – Hasakeh, Deir al-Zour, and Raqqa, while the Iraqi border regions are the homeland of the Islamic State of Iraq, as al-Qaeda’s branch in the country calls itself.
It was fighters from Islamic State of Iraq, both Iraqi and Syrian, who are thought to have founded Jabhat al-Nusra as the protests against the rule of President Assad turned into civil war.
Just like in the good ol days during the Cold War, my ship the USS Dewey DDG-45 brushed up against the Soviet fleet more than once in the Mediterranean.
By Ben Farmer in the Gulf
2:20PM BST 18 May 2013
The frigate Jamaran cruised to within a mile of the western vessels, placing her “almost on top of” the fleet conducting exercises to secure shipping, naval sources said.
Commanders stressed they did not view the frigate as a threat and said day to day relations with the Iranian navy were cordial, but its presence underlined the sensitivity of the exercise in one of the world’s most strategically important waterways.
The Jamaran, armed with missiles and torpedoes, was built in Iran and launched in 2010, though it is based on a far older design.
Capt Jon Rodgers, commander of the USS Ponce which is one of 35 ships taking part in the exercise, said the Iranian and American navies regularly photographed each other as the two navies – widely seen as potential foes – run up against one another in the congested waters which many believe could be a future flashpoint.
He said: “As long as we are only taking pictures, then we are good.”
Islamofauxbia by the Italian state for arresting him.
Moroccan jailed for Milan synagogue bomb plot
Italian court sentences Moroccan man to 5 years in jail for planning terrorist attacks on Milan synagogue, Jewish school.
ROME – A 22-year-old Moroccan man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for planning terrorist attacks on Milan’s main synagogue and Jewish school.
The five year and four month sentence against Mohamed Jarmoune was handed down by a court in Brescia on Thursday.
Calling it as he sees it.
17 May 2013 Last updated at 07:5
This most likely won’t end well.
GUNMEN SEIZE ELDERLY FATHER OF SYRIA’S DEPUTY FM
BY ALBERT AJI
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Gunmen on Saturday abducted the elderly father of Syria’s deputy foreign minister, his office and a Lebanese TV station said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Armed Syrian opposition groups have targeted top officials in President Bashar Assad’s regime and their families in the past.
The father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad was seized Saturday in the village of Ghossom in the southern Daraa province, Mekdad’s office said. An official in the office said the man is in his 80s, but he did not know his name.
The abduction was also reported by Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV, which has several reporters in Syria and is seen as sympathetic to the regime.
Last year, rebels carried out one of the most high-level attacks against regime officials to date, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting that killed four advisers of Assad, including the defense minister.
The problem with his seemingly new enlightened frame of mind, is that he’s not talking about non-Muslims, only Muslims according to Islamic teaching can be considered as ‘innocents’. Plus, do you actually believe that if murder and mayhem by the jihadis was being deemed as an amazing success, that he would still be claiming to stop the murder and mayhem? I think not.
Jailed World Trade Center bomber condemns modern terrorism and warns ‘young jihadists’ to stop killing innocent bystanders
- El Sayyid A. Nosair convicted of involvement in 1993 attack on Twin Towers
- Now 57, the Egyptian immigrant has dismissed modern jihadism
- Told a newspaper killing innocent people does nothing to further cause
By KERRY MCDERMOTT
PUBLISHED: 11:17 GMT, 17 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:25 GMT, 17 May 2013
A jailed terrorist who helped to plot an early attack on the World Trade Center has condemned modern jihad and said young men are throwing their lives away by killing innocent people.
After being imprisoned for shooting and killing a high-profile rabbi in New York, Egyptian El Sayyid A. Nosair, now 57, went on to help mastermind the 1993 bombing of the Twin Towers from prison.
But Nosair, described as ‘a star and a hero in the jihad’, has attempted to distance himself from radicals behind recent atrocities like last month’s Boston Marathon bombings, which claimed three lives and left hundreds wounded.
Oh, but we’re told that Islam affords equality to females.
Lawmakers in Afghanistan have blocked legislation proposing a minimum marriage age for girls, and women not being prosecuted for rapes committed against them. Some said such laws might encourage sex outside of marriage.
Failure to pass the law highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the US-led war led to the overthrow of the Taliban, which kept women virtual prisoners in their homes. Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for the Herat province, said parliament withdrew the legislation because of opposition from religious parties that considered the law un-Islamic.
“Whatever is against Islamic law, we don’t even need to speak about it,” Shaheedzada said.
More here. H/T: Fjordman
It’s all that ”women’s voice being half that of a man” stuff.
H/T: Always Watching
Iranian cleric says women can’t be president
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group insists that women cannot be presidential candidates, a report said Thursday, effectively killing the largely symbolic bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the June 14 election.
Even before the comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a woman candidate in Iran’s presidential election were considered nearly impossible.
Women also have registered as potential candidates in past presidential elections, but the group that vets hopefuls appears to follow interpretations of the constitution that suggest only a man may hold Iran’s highest elected office. Women, however, are cleared to run for Iran’s parliament and have served as lawmakers.
How dare the judge find a link between the two.
But CAIR comes to their rescue, convicted scum and all.
CAIR to File Complaint Over MN Judge’s Questioning on ‘Sharia’
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/17/13) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that it plans to file a complaint against a Minnesota judge who inappropriately questioned defendants on their religious beliefs and equated mainstream Islamic principles with terrorism.
Before sentencing two Muslim women to lengthy prison terms yesterday, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis asked each woman if she supported “jihad, suicide bombings and Sharia law.” Judge Davis also asked, “Does she understand there are some Muslim women who wear dresses or short skirts?” Davis said he was trying to decide whether the defendants would “support terrorist causes” when they are released from prison. The questions reportedly drew audible reactions in a courtroom packed with Muslim spectators.
Source via Weasel Zippers
Prior job experience, street organizer, two year back bench senator.
It’s almost like they didn’t want anyone to know (during a re-election campaign) that there were acts of jihadi terrorism all over the region that would undermine Zero’s claim that al-Qaida was on the run.
The email release shows that individuals inside the White House were sent copies of the talking points earlier than previously reported. Ben Rhodes, a top Obama adviser, received a draft at 3:04PM on Sep. 14th. This early draft still referred to “attacks” rather than “demonstrations” at the Consulate. Tommy Vietor, the National Security Spokesman, also received these early drafts of the talking points.
By 6:21PM, Vietor had responded with a suggestion that certain parts of the talking points might be of concern to State, saying “Denis would like to make sure the highlighted portions are full [sic] coordinated with the State Department in the event that they get inquiries.”
But the buck stopped with Barry, or least it should have.
One very good reason not to deploy FEST would be because the very act of deploying a counterterror unit to Benghazi would be an admission that a terrorist act had occurred in Benghazi. After the attack, the Obama Administration (which includes State) spent almost two weeks spinning a false narrative that said Libya was not a terror attack.
Obama’s policies have all been a disaster. That’s the lesson learned in elevating a back bench radical junior senator -whose only contribution to society was street agitation- to the highest office in the land, twice.
Nakoula was arrested for producing an anti- Islam film that the Obama administration was falsely blaming for the al-Qaida assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi and the brutal murder of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on September 11, 2012. Obama and his associates falsely blamed Nakoula’s film – and scapegoated Nakoula – for inciting the al-Qaida attack in Benghazi because they needed a fall guy to pin their cover-up of the actual circumstances of the premeditated, eminently foreseeable attack, which took place at the height of the presidential election campaign.
With the flood of scandals now inundating the White House, many are wondering if there is a connection between the cover-up of Benghazi, the IRS’s prejudicial treatment of non-leftist nonprofit organizations and political donors, the Environmental Protection Agency’s prejudicial treatment of non-liberal organizations, and the Justice Department’s subpoenaing of phone records of up to a hundred reporters and editors from the Associated Press.
On the surface, they seem like unrelated events.
But they are not. They expose the modus operandi of the Obama administration: To establish an “official truth” about all issues and events, and use the powers of the federal government to punish all those who question or expose the fraudulence of that “official truth.”
From the outset of Obama’s tenure in office, his signature foreign policy has been his strategy of appeasing jihadist groups and regimes like the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran at the expense of US allies, including Israel, the Egyptian military, and longtime leaders like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.
Muslims desecrate and murder each other with amazing ease.
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city ofBaquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.
Several other bombings claimed lives around the country – with 19 killed near a commercial complex in the west of Baghdad, as mounting violence intensified fears of a return to all-out civil conflict.
Attacks on Sunni and Shi’ite mosques, security forces and tribal leaders have mounted since troops raided a Sunni protest camp near Kirkuk a month ago.
The increasingly sectarian civil war in neighboring Syria is emboldening Iraqi Sunni insurgents and straining relations between the two Muslim groups in Iraq, where tensions are at their worst since U.S. troops pulled out at the end of 2011.
On Friday, one bomb exploded outside the mosque in Baquba, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Baghdad, and a second explosion tore into crowds of people rushing to help victims of the first attack, police said.
Local television showed images of bodies, pools of blood and the victims’ scattered shoes.
“I was about 30 meters from the first explosion. When the first exploded, I ran to help them, and the second one went off. I saw bodies flying and I had shrapnel in my neck,” said Hashim Munjiz, a college student.