Obama and the Muslims

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President Obama certainly shows a lot of favor toward Islam.  Even the most casual observer must realize by now that every time the United States has any interaction with Muslims or Islamic countries, the Muslims always seem to come out ahead.  Every coin toss somehow favors the Muslims.  After looking at empirical and anecdotal evidence — Barack Obama's actions and words, and the claims of his siblings — I am convinced that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.  Most of the articles I've seen that would support such a conclusion are posted here.  If he is a Muslim he is also a liar, but that should come as no surprise after reading the material on this page.

Certainly President Obama is no friend of Israel and he is systematically weakening America's defenses — exactly what a Muslim would do.

The strongest underlying theme on this page is Barack H. Obama's interaction with (i.e., his actions on behalf of) Iran.  I suspect the affinity for Iran has a lot to do with Obama's immediate supervisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.

Related topic:  The Bergdahl prisoner exchange — exactly what a Muslim would do.

'Israel should be annihilated,' senior Iran aide says.  Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, "Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan."  Hammond was in Iran on Monday [8/24/2015] for the reopening of the UK embassy in Tehran, and said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had indicated a "more nuanced approach" to Israel's existence.  Hammond said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's "revolutionary sloganizing" should be distinguished from "what Iran actually does in the conduct of its foreign policy."

Obama's end-run around the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  In an article for Forbes, Harold Furchtgott-Roth argues that President Obama's executive agreement with Iran violates and/or modifies the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1969.  Thus, it cannot lawfully take effect without true congressional approval (as opposed to the process established by the Corker-Cardin legislation).  Furchtgott-Roth's article appeared about a month ago, but has only recently come to my attention.  It is axiomatic, I should think, that an executive agreement cannot supersede a treaty.  As Furchtgott-Roth explains, treaties are the law of the land and have the status of federal statutes.  As such, they cannot be overridden by executive action.

Memo to Obama: It's Not Iran Deal Critics Who Are the 'Crazy' Ones.  Just back from his annual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, President Barack Obama has returned to disparaging his political adversaries and anyone who happens to disagree with him on policy.  According to a report in Politico, the president has taken to describing opponents of the hugely controversial Iran deal as "crazies."  The so-called "crazies" now include a majority of members of the House and Senate, a large chunk of the American electorate according to opinion polls, and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  It is significant that several leading figures in the president's own party have declared their opposition to the Iran deal, including Charles Schumer, the senior senator for New York, and Eliot Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee from New York.

Military Experts: Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons.  Amid debate over President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, two retired military officers contend their accumulation of evidence from open and intelligence sources shows Tehran already has a nuclear-weapons capability.  Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dennis B. Haney assert that since 1979, a cabal of nations has aided and abetted Iran in its efforts to develop a robust nuclear program under the guise of generating a nuclear-energy system.  And they believe the White House is fully aware.

Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.  Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb.  There was no surprise there.  Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign.  After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the nuke sellout.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Iran Lobby's third Dem senator, didn't bother playing coy like her colleagues.  She came out for the deal a while back even though she only got half the IAPAC cash that Franken and Markey received.

The D.C. Idiocracy: Remember The Really Dumb Kids In School? They're Now In Charge Of Your Life.  Barack Obama cut a deal with Iran to supposedly stop it from getting nukes.  Setting aside the fact that it doesn't do that, Iran is holding four American hostages.  Obama didn't even bother to demand that they be freed before he began releasing billions of dollars to Iran.  He also allowed Iran to inspect its own nuclear sites.  Think about that.  We think Iran is working on nuclear weapons; |so to prove that it's not, we're going to let Iran inspect its own sites and say, "Nope, there's certainly nothing nefarious going on here.  Take our word for it, Great Satan!"  To top it all off, Obama admits the money we're releasing to Iran will be used to fund terrorism.  I know that Obama thinks that whole "war on terrorism" thing is passé, but should we really be funding terrorists who hate us now?  Is there ever a good time for that?

Obama and the Iran Nuclear Veil.  In less than a month, Congress will vote on the Iran nuclear deal.  It's a terrible deal, in all its sanctions-melting, cash-bestowing, arms-and-missile-embargo-lifting, nuclear-enrichment-approving and self-sunsetting capitulation to Iran.  It's even worse for having been rushed by the Obama administration to the United Nations Security Council for approval on July 20th, just six days after it was announced, and one day after the Obama administration officially transmitted a copy to Congress.  And it's worse still for relying on secret side deals between Iran and the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency to handle inspections pertaining to Iran's past work on nuclear weapons — the "possible military dimensions."

"A Stimulus Package for Jihad": Obama's Deal with Iran.  According to military experts, Iran has already slaughtered more than 1,000 U.S. soldiers since 9/11.

Critics say Obama flirts with anti-semitism in defense of Iran deal.  President Obama's efforts to sell his nuclear deal with Iran focuses heavily on overcoming objections by pro-Israeli and Jewish groups, to the point where some are saying the campaign is flirting with anti-Semitic stereotypes.  A pattern in the administration's rhetoric has raised concern that the White House and its allies are singling out Jewish and pro-Israeli interests for criticism, despite a larger universe of lobbying interests on both sides of the deal who may have other reasons for their positions.  This tactic stretches back to before the deal was signed on July 14.

The latest Iran revelation is utterly humiliating.  The inspection regime and dispute resolution system was already riddled with loopholes that Iran will exploit.  But with this there is not even the pretense that there is a viable inspection process.  With self-inspection comes the open door for Iran to cheat with impunity.

Defense secretary: We're looking at U.S. sites for Gitmo detainees.  Pentagon teams are examining sites in the United States to move terror detainees currently held at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.  The first two sites are the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the naval brig at Charleston, S.C., Carter said.  "That does not mean those sites will be chosen," Carter said.

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You can be assured that the most dangerous Islamic terrorists in captivity won't be parked in one of these zip codes.

Self-Inspect Shock Should Kill Iran Deal, But Democrats Shrug.  We already knew our system of representative government is badly broken — from a president getting away with misrepresenting a health reform that he claimed would let us keep our current health plan and doctor, enacted through late-night trickery despite most Americans opposing it, to a Supreme Court that finds new "rights" hidden in the Constitution and uses them to legislate radical social revolution.  Now we have a new indicator, one that physically threatens Americans:  Congressional Democrats' irresponsible non-reaction to the Iranian nuclear side deal that lets Tehran conduct its own inspections.

Obama's Iran Deal is a complete and utter failure.  The issue before the Congress in September is whether to vote to approve or disapprove the agreement struck by the President and our P5+1 partners with Iran.  This is one of the most serious national security, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control issues of our time.  It is not an issue of supporting or opposing the President.  This issue is much greater and graver than that.

And when you thought the Iran deal couldn't get any worse, we discover Barack Obama is secretly sabotaging sanctions.  It appears President Obama is actively sabotaging any attempt at international sanctions against Iran even if the terror state violates the terms of the nuclear deal.

AP: Sorry Lefties, Our Reporting on the Iran Agreement's Secret Side Deals is Accurate.  In the wake of a major Associated Press-reported revelation published earlier in the week, Obama administration defenders undertook a furious campaign to discredit the core of the AP's story.  They lobbed accusations at the news organization, which pointedly declined to cower or backtrack — publishing the full text of the secret side deal at the heart of their bombshell scoop.  Its reporters openly defied critics to deny or refute the evidence.  To put an even finer point on it, AP reporter George Jahn published a devastating news analysis piece spelling out the implications of Iran's private agreement with the IAEA, to which the US and other Western negotiating nations were not party: [...]

House Dem endorses Iran deal after letter from Obama.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Friday became the first Jewish member of the New York delegation to back the Iran deal, though he did so tepidly, and admitted the deal has "flaws."  "After carefully studying the agreement and the arguments and analyses from all sides, I have concluded that, of all the alternatives, approval of the JCPOA, for all its flaws, gives us the best chance of stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon," he said of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  "Accordingly, I will support the agreement and vote against a Resolution of Disapproval."

Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters.  Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday [8/19/2015] to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business with Iran will not come under penalty.

U.N. side deal lets Iran lead its own nuclear inspections.  In a development that incited more opposition in Congress to the Obama administration's nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has given Iran the rare benefit of using its own analysts to inspect a site where it is suspected of working on atomic weapons.  The Associated Press reported Wednesday [8/19/2015] that the condition is part of a secret bilateral agreement between Iran and the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency.  Inspections of Iran's closely guarded Parchin nuclear site will be ceded to the Iranians as part of the overarching deal reached by the U.S. and five other world powers in Vienna in July, the AP reported.

State Dept.: We Totally Trust IAEA with Inspections Where Only Iran Can Inspect.  The State Department said today [8/19/2015] that everybody shouldn't worry about the Iran side agreements, because the International Atomic Energy Agency will do a great job with inspections where they're not allowed.  Press secretary John Kirby was grilled about an Associated Press story focusing on a draft seen of one of the final inspection agreements.  According to "separate arrangement II" — the AP didn't see a "separate arrangement I" — Iran will take its own photos and video of Parchin and other military sites believed to be linked to the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.

The More We Learn, the Worse the Deal Gets.  In his March 5 Address to Congress, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that the Iran deal would leave a vast nuclear infrastructure with a break-out time that would be "very short — about a year by U.S. assessment, even shorter by Israel's."  The last four words were a diplomatic way of noting Israel's lack of confidence in the one-year assurances of the Obama administration.  Based on the extensive analysis released this week by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), "Breakout Timelines Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" (JCPOA), Israel's assessment is more accurate.  The ISIS study concludes that the likely breakout time is seven months.

The immigrant invasion no candidate is talking about.  With immigration front and center in the political debate, I've yet to hear any candidate address the significant threat to our national security otherwise known as importing hordes of Muslims.  Nor is anyone talking about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into every arm of our government.  Why the silence on these matters of utmost importance?  Surely with a small group of candidates fearlessly bucking political correctness and the establishment, we should have at least a couple of them putting these issues front and center.  But no one is.

Iran Is Serious About Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Warfare.  A copy of a draft of one of the side deals between Iran and the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency reveals that Tehran will be allowed to inspect its Parchin nuclear site itself, where it is suspected of testing nuclear detonators.  International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors won't get physical access and will just trust the Iranian self-inspectors.  In the meantime, Iran is obviously very interested in a type of nuclear weapon that Secretary of State John Kerry and the other negotiators for the U.S. and the major powers left unaddressed during their many months of talks — electromagnetic pulse.

Chilling animated propaganda video released by Iranian activists imagines the 'inevitable' destruction of Israel.  A chilling new propaganda video has been released by hardline Iranian activists imagining the 'inevitable' destruction of the Israeli state at the hands of Islamic armies.  The short animated clip shows heavily armed militants wearing the emblems of various militant and terror cells standing side by side as they prepare to march on the Israeli capital Jerusalem.

A Shariah-approved nuclear attack.  Congress must stop President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.  The most important reason — Iran can threaten the existence of the United States by making an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack using a single nuclear weapon.  It may obtain one, relatively easily, by cheating in the use of the nuclear infrastructure permitted them under the agreement.

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When the Iranians unleash their nuke(s) over the east coast, and the electricity and cell phone services go out for several months, please remember that the whole mess was entirely the fault of Barack H. Obama, acting on his own, with only very minimal partisan support from the Senate.

'Death to America' and 'Black Lives Matter'.  A short while ago, President Obama made a deal with Iran — a deal in which they got nearly everything they ever wanted out of us, and we got almost nothing we wanted out of them.  But what was most interesting about the agreement was that after we'd capitulated and relations should have been smoothed (at least, that's what you expect when you make a generous deal with a respectable person), the supreme leader of the Iranian people was caught shouting "death to America" with a substantial portion of his political allies.  This is discomforting for several reasons, the first being that we just gave Iran the green light to work with nuclear materials, and above all they seem to want us dead.

Government Report: U.S. Fight Against Islamic State Disorganized, Incoherent.  The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State (IS) suffers "from a lack of coherence" and is often operated in a disorganized fashion, harming efforts to effectively combat the terrorist force, according to a new report by the government.  As the United States and 21 other nations attempt to push back IS forces operating in Iraq, the new report warns that the war effort is being undercut by a lack of coordination and, in some cases, efforts that "contradict" one another, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service that was not made public but was released by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

The Iran Deal is Everything Bad About Obama in One Package.  Obama doesn't just enact policies.  He conducts domestic political warfare.  It's not enough for him to get his way, and he already made it clear to a Democratic congressman opposed to the deal that he will unilaterally remove sanctions even if Congress comes out against the deal, Obama has to turn everything into a larger political war that divides Americans.  Divisiveness is Obama's strength.  His political power is based on dividing and conquering Americans.

Did the Iranians threaten IAEA director with personal harm to prevent side-deal disclosures?  Normally, one might write this off as a rumor spread by opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran, an attempt to remind people of the folly of dealing with a gangster government.  Normally, that is, except the source for this story comes from the state-run media that answers directly to the mullahs of Iran.

Iran Threatens The Chief Inspector Of Its Nuclear Facilities.  How much nerve does it take to go so far as to issue a vague physical threat — during "peace" negotiations — to the head of the agency charged with inspecting nuclear facilities where cheating could be going on?  Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, briefing Iranian lawmakers Monday [8/17/2015], boasted that its government sent a letter threatening Yukiya Amano, the chief of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency.  Tehran's AEOI disclosed that the warning to Amano said that if the secret side agreements on inspections between Iran and the IAEA are revealed, "we will lose our trust in" the IAEA.

Obama lawyers intervene to protect PLO funds in terrorism cases.  In an unusual legal move, the Obama administration has taken the legal side of the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization in a federal court case that American terrorism victims' families had already won.  Lawyers for the Justice and State Departments are arguing that the PA and PLO should not have to post a bond showing they can pay the massive damages during their appeal in U.S. federal court.

The President's Secret Offer to Iran Before Negotiations.  In 2013, Hassan Rouhani was, for lack of a better word, "elected" president of Iran replacing the noxious Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Rouhani, a grandfatherly-like figure with an affable smile, appeared to be, at least outwardly, more moderate than his predecessor, but in reality expressed the same rancid, xenophobic views.  He was quoted as saying that "the beautiful cry of 'Death to America' unites our nation," and referred to Israel as a "wound," "a festering tumor" and the "great Zionist Satan," among numerous other reprehensible pejoratives.  Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an address to the United Nations, dryly noted that while Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani was a wolf in sheep's clothing, but both were wolves nonetheless.  What's more, real power in Iran vests not with the nation's president, but with its Supreme Leader, Ali Hosseini Khamenei, a pernicious man who seems incapable of addressing crowds without inserting at least one "death to America" reference somewhere in the speech.

Why Obama will open a US embassy in Iran.  What's next after the Obama administration's opening to Cuba?  Why, an embassy in Tehran, of course. [...] Having managed to successfully "reset" relations with Havana, the White House will now be on the hunt for additional diplomatic victories.  And there's no better candidate for a similar olive branch than the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Obama has hinted as much.

Iran Deal: Supporters Fail to Show at Town Hall — Again.  A campaign led by supporters of the Iran deal was supposed to make its way Monday into the rural Virginia district held by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), but nobody showed up. [...] Monday's [8/17/2015] no-show provides more proof that the pro-deal Astroturf campaign is struggling to gather momentum with everyday Americans, outside of the hard-left and the Iranian expat community.

Sharpton calls for black churches to lobby on Iran deal.  Rev. Al Sharpton will push America's black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says.  Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama's pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post.  "I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan," he said Friday.

Also posted under The one-sided separation of church and state.

Iran and the Roots of Obama's Rage.  This also explains why Mr. Obama joined the Rev. Jeremy [sic] Wright's congregation, a congregation that broke its ties with mainstream white Christianity and embarked on a mission of black power and liberation theology.  Wright took a dying congregation and rejuvenated it.  His liberation theology and sense of black pride, along with his anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism, spoke to thousands of black Chicagoans who felt alienated and marginalized in white society.  The Rev. Wright's rage was Mr. Obama's rage.  The Rev. Wright's theology was Mr. Obama's theology.  When the Rev. Wright upped the ante of outrageous comments and Mr. Obama had to part company with him, it was "them Jews" that the Rev. Wright blamed for Mr. Obama putting daylight between them.

Obama Willfully Supporting Al-Qaeda And The Muslim Brotherhood — On The Glazov Gang.  It doesn't get any more explosive than this: a high-ranking former Obama administration official charging that the administration made a conscious decision to support al-Qaeda — so where is the mainstream media?  Brad Hoff reported in Foreign Policy Journal last Friday [8/14/2015] that "in Al Jazeera's latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West's backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House's sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was 'a willful decision.'"

Navy reducing presence in Persian Gulf.  The nation's most powerful symbol of strength and deterrence on the high seas won't be in the Persian Gulf as much in the near future.  Although the Navy has maintained at least one aircraft carrier in or near the Gulf for the last seven years, it is planning longer periods where there will be no carriers there at all.  The reduced presence is happening as the U.S. prepares to enter into a nuclear deal with Iran.

Worrying That The Ayatollah Might Stop Trusting America.  Secretary of State John Kerry provided a sad peek at the heart of the left's "tough diplomacy."  It's all about convincing Islamist terrorists to trust the America they consider the Great Satan.

DoD teams surveying US military sites for potential Gitmo transfers, lawmakers vow fight.  The Department of Defense notified lawmakers Friday [8/14/2015] that teams will visit two military installations in the United States — Fort Leavenworth in Kansas and the Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C. — to conduct "site surveys" looking into transferring a "limited number" of Guantanamo detainees, Pentagon and Capitol Hill sources told Fox News.  The move, coming on the same day Secretary of State John Kerry marked the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, has already triggered a backlash on Capitol Hill.  But, despite existing congressional restrictions on moving the detainees to U.S. soil, the notice itself suggests officials are wasting no time exploring transfer options for those at the controversial Cuba prison camp.

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I've never thought of Fort Leavenworth as a halfway house, but that's what it will be if Obama transfers these terrorists there, in his pro-Islam haste.  Then, of course, on his last day in office, he'll probably release them all somewhere in Dearborn, Michigan, where they can blend into the population and start their teaching careers.  If the Guantanamo Bay facility must be closed, I suggest building a facility about 200 miles this side of Barrow, Alaska.

House Intelligence Committee Democrats Play Political Games on Iran DealThe Hill ran a story today [8/14/2015], "Spy panel Dems rally to support Iran deal," which gives the impression that all of the House Intelligence Committee's Democratic members signed a letter supporting the nuclear agreement with Iran.  The article did not mention that a third of the committee's Democratic members did not sign the letter or the absurdity of the letter's claims.  I therefore believe a more accurate title for The Hill article would be "One-third of House Intel Committee Democrats Refuse to Sign Letter Supporting Iran Agreement."

Putting Obama Over Country is Treason.  The apocalyptic rhetoric out of the White House is meant to shut down the debate.  Threats of war and accusations of treason are not the language of an administration that is confident in its own arguments.  Democrats and Republicans have been accused of treason, of warmongering and of making common cause with Iranian leaders who chant "Death to America" by this administration and its allies.  These accusations are hysterical, unhinged and contradict themselves.  If you take them literally, Obama and his allies are accusing critics of both wanting war with America's enemies and collaborating with them.  Elected officials who don't want money going to terrorists are traitors.  Anyone who doesn't want to escalate the conflict in the region by enabling Iran's arms buildup is a warmonger.  And those who think that Obama's deal with a regime that chants "Death to America" is flawed are aligned with the enemy.

Obama's Betrayals: Willfully Supporting Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.  It doesn't get any more explosive than this: a high-ranking former Obama administration official charging that the administration made a conscious decision to support al-Qaeda — so where is the mainstream media? [...] One has to pause and consider the source for all this.  Mehdi Hasan is a highly suspect analyst and Foreign Policy Journal appears to be a pro-jihad paleocon publication, and Al Jazeera is certainly a pro-jihad propaganda outlet.  All that is noted, but if this transcript is accurate, former DIA director Michael Flynn is confirming that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State.  And given the Obama Administration's general stance toward the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, what would be unbelievable about that?

Obama Stands With Terrorists Against Terror Victims.  When Obama took office, his first phone call to a foreign leader was to the head of a terrorist group.  "This is my first phone call to a foreign leader," Obama told the PLO's Abbas.  "And I'm making it only hours after I took office."  Obama repeatedly bent, twisted and mutilated existing laws to keep the money flowing to the PLO's Palestinian Authority. When Hamas and the PLO temporarily reconciled, Obama sent them money anyway.  When Congress froze aid after the PLO defied the peace process by trying to join the UN, he signed a waiver claiming that aiding the terrorist network was "important to the security interests of the United States."

Raymond Ibrahim on Why Obama Ignores Christian Genocide.  The persecution and slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East has become a major humanitarian crisis, with Pope Francis warning that the atrocities border on "genocide," according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.  Yet critics say the U.S. State Department just apologizes for the terror and never seems to find a good reason to go to bat for Christians.  One reason, a prominent Middle East expert explains, is that the U.S. State Department, as well as other government offices, "are infiltrated by Islamists and their sympathizers."

Iranian military official: 'We laugh' when US threatens to attack.  The West's frequent use of military threats and citing of their ability to attack Iran at will has become a joke among Iranian commanders in the military, according to a high ranking military official in the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday [8/12/2015].  Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Asoudi alluded to the West's hesitancy to use military force and mocked its resolve while speaking to troops in the North.  "We should thank Obama for refreshing us by referring to his 'options on the table', including the military one; we just relax and laugh at such ridiculous words," Asoudi said.

While Still a Senator, Kerry Communicated Obama's Capitulation Policy to the Iranian Regime.  In a column on Tuesday [8/11/2015] and follow-up post on the Corner, I relate that beginning in 2011, President Obama secretly enticed the Iranian regime to the bargaining table by communicating that he was open to abandoning longstanding American opposition to Iran's claimed "right" to enrich uranium.  This news comes to us from a new MEMRI report, which elaborates that Obama relied on then-senator John Kerry to grease the wheels for his entreaty to Iran's leader.

Obama Is A Lying Traitor.  Barack Obama has shown himself to be pro-Iranian.  Many reports which we have listed on this site by reputable sources have proven that we acted as Iran's agents or lawyers during the negotiations.  He is pro-Islamic and that has been clear since the beginning of his presidency.  His support for the Muslim Brotherhood is also well-documented.  Where his support slips is on issues concerning traditional America, Christianity and Judaism.  The Ayatollah has been giving us what he claimed to be the facts about the Iranian deal from the beginning of negotiations.  He has been proven correct and our spokespeople, Secretary of State John Kerry, and President Barack Obama have lied.

Issue of where to move Guantanamo detainees threatens closure plan.  A renewed push by the White House to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been bogged down by an internal disagreement over its most controversial provision — where to house detainees who will be brought to the United States for trial or indefinite detention, according to U.S. officials.  The White House had intended to provide lawmakers with a new road map for shuttering the facility — a top priority for President Obama's remaining time in office — before lawmakers went on their August recess.

No Means No: Keep Gitmo Jihadists Out of the U.S.A..  The Obama administration is plotting to break a major promise made under oath — and jeopardize our nation in the name of social justice.  This week, top White House officials floated renewed plans to close down Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.  Pentagon and Justice Department bureaucrats have been powwowing over how to shutter the facility and import up to hundreds of detained jihad suspects into the U.S.  It's a longtime legacy promise President Obama wants to fulfill to progressives before he rides off permanently to Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii's lushest golf courses.

How Obama Misled Us about the Concessions He Was Making to Iran.  If what senior Iranian officials are saying is true, the Obama administration's duplicity in explaining its nuclear negotiations with Iran is even more staggering than we realized.  In a new report, MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) reveals that, according to Iranian officials, the Obama administration initiated secret negotiations with Iran not after the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, but rather in 2011 when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still Iran's president.

Yank the Emergency Cord Now!  Someone must — Congress can do it — pull the emergency cord on the Obama-Kerry Express to Hell.  Their deal with the Islamic Republic is madness.  You don't give a five-year-old a can of gasoline and a box of matches to play with, and you don't allow a country to produce an atomic bomb whose leaders publicly aspire to incinerating hundreds of thousands of Jews with said bomb and destroying the world's only tiny Jewish state.  And that's just for starters.  In the end, America is threatened with annihilation too.

Iranian Government News Source: Obama will side with us in case of attack by Israel.  Analyst Omri Ceren observes, "Problem is not whether analysis is true.  Problem is emboldened #Iran thinks it's true, and will act accordingly."

Obama's Gitmo déjà vu.  If President Obama wants to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay before he leaves office, it's looking like he'll have to appoint himself secretary of defense.  The president is in yet another increasingly public conflict with his defense secretary over the prudence of emptying out the prison.  All the guys left at Gitmo are still there for a reason, after all.

Kerry: Rejection of Iran Deal Will Lead to U.S. Dollar Not Being the World's Reserve Currency.  During a discussion hosted by Reuters on Tuesday [8/11/2015], Secretary of State John Kerry said if the United States rejects the Iran nuclear agreement, the U.S. dollar would not be the world's reserve currency.  "That is a recipe, very quickly, my friends, businesspeople here, for the American dollar to cease to be the reserve currency of the world, which is already bubbling out there," Kerry said.  Kerry argued that if Congress rejects the deal, the United States would not be able to maintain an international coalition to impose sanctions on Iran and would have to resort to the sanctioning of allies.

Barack Obama's inability to grasp reality.  Barack Obama is afraid he might be a warmonger at heart.  Who knew?  But making war against an Islamic enemy?  That defies everyone's imagination.  The president keeps changing his arguments for approval of his deal with the mullahs in Iran, and the tone of his denunciations of anybody who argues with him grows ever harsher and disrespectful.  The latest refinement of tone is his assertion that it's his way or the highway, that war with Iran lies at the end of that forbidden highway.  But who would start such a war?  He doesn't say.

Today Iran is harming America directly in multiple ways.  The White House's dangerous suppression of seized al-Qaida-Iran documents, like its listless response to Iran's maritime aggression, its indifference to Iran's massive presence in Latin America, its lackluster response to Iran's terrorist activities in Latin America, and its belittlement of the importance of the regime's stated goal to destroy America — not to mention its complete collapse on all its previous redlines over the course of the negotiations — are all signs of the disastrous toll the nuclear deal has already taken on America's credibility, and indeed on US national security.  To defend a policy that empowers Iran, the administration has no choice but to serve as Iran's agent.  The deal destroys America's credibility in fighting terrorism.

Why the Obama team can't make national-security decisions.  Fact is, President Obama has a long history of ignoring military advice.  Forget older debates, when the president ignored the military (and even the State Department) on his pullout from Iraq, his "surge" in Afghanistan and giving serious help to the rebels early on in the Syrian civil war.  Obama is shutting out the professionals right now on anti-ISIS policy.

No Trust, No Verification, No Sanctions: Obama's Humiliating Capitulation to the Mullahs.  The sanctions regime President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry vowed to step up has already collapsed.  The mullahs are already scooping up billions in unfrozen assets and new commerce, and they haven't even gotten the big payday yet.  Obama's promises of "anytime, anywhere" inspections have melted away as Tehran denies access and the president accepts their comical offer to provide their own nuclear-site samples for examination.

Is Obama's Smear Campaign to Defend the Iran Deal Backfiring?  The Obama administration's efforts to defend its controversial nuclear deal with Iran have turned ugly.  In a speech at American University last week, the president portrayed domestic opponents of the nuclear agreement as partisan Republicans in common cause with "death to America"-chanting Iranian hardliners.

The Pentagon Is Keeping Half of Gitmo Locked Up — Against The White House's Wishes.  The White House wants to quickly cut the number of detainees at Guantánamo Bay.  One man is standing in the way:  President Obama's Defense Secretary, Ash Carter.  Carter and the White House are increasingly at odds about how to whittle down the number of detainees held in Guantánamo Bay, hampering the administration's push to close the detention center by the end of its term.

Obama's desperate Iran deal sales job is a disaster in itself.  We've been here before.  Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said a while ago that an Iran deal would be the health-care bill of President Barack Obama's second term, and he was right.  Like ObamaCare, the Iran deal represents an ideological fixation of the president's; it is unpopular and it will get through Congress — or to be more exact, avoid disapproval by Congress — by sheer partisan force.

Blame America First: The Real Goal of the Kerry-Obama Iran Deal.  What is President Obama's deal with Iran really, essentially about?  I just realized that John Kerry has been trying to tell us all along, and it's only yesterday that he finally said it clearly enough to make it register.  In last week's Senate testimony, he first established the theme, warning that if Congress doesn't approve the deal, "we will have proven we're not trustworthy."  Get that?  We have a Secretary of State who conducted negotiations from the premise that we, not the Iranians, are the ones who have to prove we can be trusted.

Schumer Pledges Vote to Override Obama Veto of Legislation Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal.  New York Senator Chuck Schumer escalated his confrontation with President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal on Friday [8/7/2105] by promising a vote to override an expected Presidential veto of congressional legislation seeking to block the agreement.  "Yes, the Senator would be prepared to vote to override a Presidential veto of the bill," a representative from the leading Democrat's office told The Algemeiner.  Schumer's pledge comes soon after announcing his opposition to the deal late Thursday night in a lengthy and detailed critique of the controversial agreement.

Playing Dumb About Radical Islam.  President Obama's longstanding refusal to say that the U.S. is at war with radical Islam was unaffected by the murder of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga.  The president described the killer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, as "a lone gunman," while his secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, was apparently mystified by what he termed a "senseless act of violence."  Carter must have been aware of what the press was already reporting, that Abdulazeez had been blogging about radical Islam and showing other signs that his ultimate goal was jihad.  Was the SecDef simply playing dumb, or was he following the example of a president who has sidestepped every opportunity to denounce radical Islam by name?  A clue to Obama's reticence came last February when Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson revealed that the president had been asked by Muslim leaders in America to avoid linking Isis with Islam — presumably to prevent a violent Muslim sect from being associated with the religion in whose name it wages war.

The Most Dangerous Threat America Faces is Barack Obama.  Mark Levin eviscerated Obama tonight saying there will be war thanks to what he and John Kerry are doing with Iran.  He called Obama's speech today 'another Castro-like' speech filled with lies and arrogance and pointed out at the end of his monologue that the most dangerous threat this country faces isn't from China, Russia, or the Islamo-Nazis.  It's Barack Obama.

Report: U.S., Iran to Establish Joint Chamber of Commerce.  Mohsen Jalalpour, the head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, said in a recent interview with Iranian journalists that the Obama administration has made overtures to the Islamic Republic, asking it to form a partnership.  The United States has "begun efforts to establish a joint chamber of commerce with Iran," Jalalpour told reporters, according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency.  The announcement comes as Iran gears up to receive some $150 billion in sanctions relief under a recently inked nuclear deal that will enable Iran to conduct business on an international scale.

Why History will Curse the Democrats.  Nothing like this has happened in the 66 years of the nuclear age.  The world is entering unknown territory, with the first sworn Armageddon cult equipped with nukes.  Destroy a stable balance of power and the world becomes much more dangerous, not less.  That is exactly what Obama has done, and not a single liberal newspaper has had the guts to say it.

Mr. Obama, your Iran deal will fall apart.  The Framers of our constitution probably would have regarded the nuclear deal with Iran as a "treaty," subject to a two thirds ratification by the Senate.  At the very least they would have required Congress to approve the agreement by a majority vote.  It is unlikely that it would have allowed the President alone to make so important and enduring an international agreement.  If President Obama doesn't treat the Iran agreement with more respect, all his arguments today are beside the point.  The agreement won't have the force of law.

Obama Administration Modifies U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims.  The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. [...] The new changes further add that new candidates "May be eligible for [additional?] modifications based on religious training and belief, or conscientious objection arising from a deeply held moral or ethical code."  These changes serve incoming Islamic supremacists especially well.  For, while Islamic law allows Muslims to feign loyalty to non-Muslim "infidel" authorities, it bans Muslims from living up to the pretense by actually fighting or killing fellow Muslims on behalf of a non-Muslim entity, such as the United States. [...] Now, in direct compliance with Islamic law, the Obama administration has made it so that no Muslim living in America need ever worry about having to defend her — including against fellow Muslims or jihadis.

Obama negotiator says she didn't see final Iran 'side deals'.  The only Obama administration official to view confidential "side deals" between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admitted Wednesday [8/5/2015] she and her team have only seen rough drafts.  "I didn't see the final documents.  I saw the provisional documents, as did my experts," said Wendy Sherman, a lead U.S. negotiator for the deal, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Obama Gets Serious About ISIS, Sends Terrorists to Therapist.  Finally Obama is cracking down on ISIS.  No more Mr. Nice Appeaser.  You plot to behead Americans.  You go right to the therapist's office.

Dershowitz: Obama is an abject failure — by his own standards.  The night the Iran nuclear deal was announced was a sleepless one for Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, utterly distraught by the terms of the agreement.  "I got up and emailed my eBook publisher and said I have an idea.  What if I do an eBook that could be out in time for the congressional debate?  He thought it was a great idea," Dershowitz explained in an exclusive interview with the Salomon Center for American Jewish Thought.  "He gave me two weeks to write it.  He got it in eleven days."  Fears of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon have haunted supporters of Israel and advocates of Middle East peace for over a decade, stoked by frequent public reminders by back-to-back regimes of the Islamic Republic that their goal is the annihilation of the Jewish State.

'This Agreement Doesn't Prevent War — It Brings it Closer.  A top Israeli official has released an official response to US President Barack Obama on Wednesday night [8/5/2015], after he attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his opposition to the deal struck between the West and Iran during a jab-laden speech.  "Israel does not doubt the sincerity of President Obama, but disagrees with his position," the official stated to Arutz Sheva on condition of anonymity.  "This agreement does not prevent war, but brings it closer, because it gives international legitimacy to Iran to build the infrastructure to create an arsenal of nuclear bombs, and is financing the terrorist machine and its aggression with hundreds of billions of dollars."

Kerry 'Doesn't Know' if Iran is Serious about Destroying Israel.  US Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed the nuclear deal signed with Iran is "as pro-Israel as it gets," and claims he "doesn't know" if the Iranian leadership is serious about destroying the State of Israel.  The comments were made in an in-depth interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, which was published Wednesday [8/5/2015] following intense lobbying for and against the deal as it heads to a fateful vote in Congress.  Kerry warned Goldberg that if Congress voted down the agreement it would "be the ultimate screwing" of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Prez says GOP supports Iranian "Death to America" Chants.  Post-racial, post-partisan healing.  It's what I love most about this administration.

Terror Victims' Lawsuit Seeks to Block Obama's Gift of $150 Billion to Iran.  A deal to provide Iran with as much as $150 billion in sanctions relief over its nuclear weapons program should be blocked until the Islamic Republic pays court-awarded damages to American victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism, a lawsuit filed Wednesday [8/5/2015] in New York federal court said.  The plaintiffs, victims of attacks by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, have judgments worth $152 million that they have been unable to collect.  Similar lawsuits in U.S. courts have generated billions of dollars more in damages.  Iran, the lawsuit said, should not see a dime of sanctions relief until those victims are compensated.  By law, the lawsuit said, Iran should not be granted any relief until there is "a certification by the President that Iran is no longer a financier and sponsor of terror.  That terrorism condition has not been satisfied."  Even the White House admits that Iran continues to sponsor international terrorism.

Another Obama Success Story: New Taliban Leadership Cements Ties With ... Al-Qaeda.  With all the attention Obama's disastrous Iran nuclear deal is getting, it is easy to overlook yet another of the president's many foreign policy success stories: the Taliban.  It is under new leadership, and has strengthened its ties with the decidedly un-"decimated" al-Qaeda terror network.  Recall that just as Obama "ended" the war in Iraq by ceding our hard-won gains to Iran and the Islamic State (the former a longtime al-Qaeda ally, the latter the spawn of al-Qaeda in Iraq), the president is similarly "ending" the war in Afghanistan by consigning the country to the resurgent Taliban.  Toward that end, even though the Taliban continued to conduct and support jihadist attacks on American troops, the president appallingly traded five of its commanders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter.

Report: Obama Admin Taking the Side of Palestinians Over U.S. Citizens in Terror Case.  The Obama administration is reportedly mulling an intervention next week in a civil lawsuit involving the Palestinian leadership and American victims of Palestinian terror.  Guess which party the administration is siding with?

Obama admits some unfrozen Iran cash will fund terror.  President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday [8/5/2015] that Iran might use cash coming its way under sanctions relief to fund "terrorist organizations" but argued this is preferable to allowing it to develop nuclear arms.  "The truth is, that Iran has always found a way to fund these efforts," Obama said, in a speech to defend the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry Warns on Iran Deal: Don't 'Screw' the Ayatollahs.  Secretary of State John Kerry gave an interview to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic in which he warned Congress that if it rejected the Iran deal, it would "screw" the Iranian regime, and the Ayatollahs would not come back to the table.  "[T]he United States Congress will prove the ayatollah's suspicion, and there's no way he's ever coming back.  He will not come back to negotiate.  Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can't trust America.  America is not going to negotiate in good faith.  It didn't negotiate in good faith now, would be his point," Kerry said.

Democrats Under Pressure to Stay Silent on Iran Deal.  As Congress heads into its long August recess, the White House and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee are lobbying Democrats hard in anticipation of a September vote on the Iran nuclear deal.  But both sides have given those Democrats who are set to oppose them a second option; they are asking them to at least delay announcing their decision until they get back.

Iran Warns of 'Third World War'.  A senior Iranian official on Wednesday warned of an impending "third world war" that will be sparked by terrorists, according to regional reports.  Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Iran's powerful Expediency Council, warned in comments that the "outbreak of World War III" is coming in the near future, according to a report by Iran's Fars News Agency.  "The threat of the outbreak of the third world war by the terrorists is serious," Rafsanjani was quoted as saying in a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who was in Tehran this week for a meeting with Iranian officials.

Obama: Iran deal builds on diplomacy that won Cold War.  President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday [8/5/2015] as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congress that blocking the accord would damage the nation's credibility and increase the likelihood of more war in the Middle East.

Obama: Rejecting Iran Deal Will Ensure 'Rockets Falling On Tel Aviv'.  In a meeting with American Jewish leaders on Tuesday, President Obama reportedly predicted that if Congress were to reject the nuclear accord that his administration signed with the Iranian regime, the result would entail Tehran's proxy, Hezbollah, firing rockets at Tel Aviv, according to multiple reports citing sources from the meeting with the President.  Greg Rosenbaum, who serves as the chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council — one of the few Jewish groups that supports the Iran deal — said that Obama again forwarded the much-pushed false dichotomy that there are only two ways to stop a nuclear Iran:  through war or through negotiations.

The Editor says...
Wait, Barry!  It will also cause climate change!  You left that part out!

Obama Admits Taking Out Iran Nukes Won't Lead To War.  The Pro-Iran Nuke side has been running its pro-deal campaign by claiming that it was the only alternative to war.  Obama kept blowing the Iraq War dog whistle insisting that the same people who got us into Iraq (like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry?) were trying to start a war with Iran by rejecting the deal that will let the Islamic terrorist state go nuclear and even protect its program.  The overriding message was it's either a deal or a war... and that opponents were warmongers.

Iran Already Sanitizing Nuclear Site, Intel Warns.  The U.S. intelligence community has informed Congress of evidence that Iran was sanitizing its suspected nuclear military site at Parchin, in broad daylight, days after agreeing to a nuclear deal with world powers.  For senior lawmakers in both parties, the evidence calls into question Iran's intention to fully account for the possible military dimensions of its current and past nuclear development.  The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran have a side agreement meant to resolve past suspicions about the Parchin site, and lawmakers' concerns about it has already become a flashpoint because they do not have access to its text.

The Five Fatal Flaws in the Iran Deal.  On Tuesday [8/4/2015], the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Amb. Robert G. Joseph, Ph.D, currently Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, formerly Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and the person who in 2003 led the nuclear negotiations with Libya.  He testified the Iran deal is a "bad agreement" with "five fatal flaws":  (1) it does not effectively detect cheating unless Iran decides to do it openly, and Iran is more likely to cheat at military bases where it has cheated in the past and has ruled out inspections in the future; (2) it leaves a large-scale nuclear infrastructure in place that could be used to break out, or more likely "sneak-out," and then permits a significantly expanded program with a "virtually zero" breakout time; (3) it has "snap-back" provisions that are illusory; (4) the purported 12-month breakout time is ineffective, since, unless Iran breaks out openly, we will not even know when the clock begins, and months will go by while the U.S. debates internally what to do; and (5) Iran is permitted to continue work on long-range ballistic missiles that have no use other than eventual deployment of nuclear weapons.

Majority of House Backs Resolution to Kill Iran Deal.  A majority of House lawmakers now support a resolution to reject the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran, marking another blow to the White House's aggressive push to convince Congress to back the deal, according to sources on Capitol Hill.  At least 218 Republican lawmakers have signed on to support a resolution expressing "firm disapproval" of the nuclear deal, which would provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief while enabling it to continue work on ballistic missiles and other nuclear research.

Iran Deal Is Obama's Foreign Policy Obamacare.  President Obama's sordid Iran nuke deal is looking more and more like the foreign policy version of Obamacare. It's duplicitous, secretive, destructive and legacy-driven, and he's going to have to go full community organizer to get it passed.

John Kerry admits: Iran deal isn't in treaty form because it would never be ratified by Congress.  If you're looking for someone who will admit what the left thinks, but usually doesn't say, John Kerry might be your new best friend.  Last week, we saw him testify that his nuclear deal with Iran would most likely lead to the deaths of American citizens.  It was a disgusting, and probably treasonous, moment.  It was also just the beginning of Kerry's revelations.

Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement.  Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States.  Reza Najafi, Iran's ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of future inspections conducted by the IAEA.  In addition, no U.S. inspectors will be permitted to enter Iran's nuclear sites.

Majority of House Backs Resolution to Kill Iran Deal.  A majority of House lawmakers now support a resolution to reject the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran, marking another blow to the White House's aggressive push to convince Congress to back the deal, according to sources on Capitol Hill.  At least 218 Republican lawmakers have signed on to support a resolution expressing "firm disapproval" of the nuclear deal, which would provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief while enabling it to continue work on ballistic missiles and other nuclear research.

Iran Deal: $150 Billion to Fund Obama's War.  In 1947, U.S. President Truman made history by launching the Marshall Plan, sending $13 billion (about $140 billion in today's dollars) to help rebuild post-war Europe, in order to prevent Western Europe from falling to Communist expansion.  Today President Obama is trying to make history through an Iranian nuclear deal that will give an astounding $150 billion of sanctions relief to a regime that was in 2014 considered by the U.S. Department of State, along with Sudan and Syria, one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism.

Carson: Iran deal 'worst' 'in the history of America'.  Former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson discussed the Iran nuclear deal, immigration and amnesty, the "black lives matter" movement and Trump's candidacy in an interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday [8/2/2015].  Calling the Iran deal "perhaps the worst deal in the history of America," Carson said he would get rid of it on day one as president because the deal does not have any verification, accountability or enforcement, the markers of a good deal.

How the left gets everything wrong.  [Scroll down]  Example 2: As we are on the verge of handing Iran nukes on a silver platter, Iran reasserts its desire to destroy us.  What does the left do?  They celebrate "the deal" as a "diplomatic masterpiece" and are pleased with Obama's "outreach."  Never mind that Iran wants to pick up where Hitler left off, has murdered thousands of Americans, currently holds four Americans hostage, is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world, and wants to destroy the United States.

Surprise! Iran to Build Two New Nuclear Facilities.  An Iranian nuclear official announced on Thursday [7/30/2015] that the country plans to build two new nuclear power plants in the country's southeast, just two weeks after a nuclear deal was signed between world powers (United States, UK, France, China, Russia) and the Ayatollah's regime in Tehran.  The Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Ahmadian, said that the two plants will be constructed on the coastline of the Indian Ocean, and that the plants will be at full-working capacity within a few years.

Demand the Documents.  To evaluate the Iran deal, we need, to the degree possible, to understand the Iranian regime, its nature and its history, its past and present behavior.  The bad news is that the Obama administration doesn't want us to have all the information available to judge that regime and its behavior.  The good news is that Congress can insist the information be provided.

IAEA Refuses to Brief Senators on Iran Deal, Even in Classified Setting.  Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said at a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal today [7/30/2015] that they requested a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency on its agreements with Tehran.  These deals are not in the possession of the Obama administration and have never been seen by Secretary of State John Kerry, much less provided to Congress.  "I believe one person may have read it at the — at the facility, but doesn't have it, they don't possess it," Kerry told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday.

Perry: $150 Billion in Sanctions Relief for Iran Can Be Used Against Our Soldiers.  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R.) said the $150 billion in sanctions relief Iran receives as part of its nuclear deal will be used against U.S. soldiers during an interview Thursday [7/30/2015] with Fox Business personality Maria Bartiromo.  "So from my perspective that is just such nonstarter that we ever let ourselves get into a position to let $150 billion head into Iran," he said.  "It can be used against our soldiers for instance.  Iran is the country that attacked our Marines in Beirut, their weapons were used to kill our soldiers in Iraq.  It is a bad deal for a lot of reasons."

The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn't Want You to See.  Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info.  Why is the Obama administration trying to bury this material?

Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for 'Domestic Consumption'.  Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran's state-controlled media.  As Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior Obama administration figures launch a full-court press to convince Congress to approve the deal, Iranian leaders are dismissing the rhetoric as "aimed at domestic consumption."  Kerry and other top administration officials have been defending the deal on Capitol Hill in recent days, claiming that it will rein in the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program and fix its nuclear "breakout" period, the time required for it to obtain the amount of highly enriched uranium necessary for a nuclear weapon, at one year.

Moniz: The Iran side deal is 'confidential,' not 'secret'.  Protocols spelling out how the International Atomic Energy Agency will examine and monitor a country's nuclear program are always confidential, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday [7/31/2015], trying to tamp down once and for all the notion that "secret" deals with Iran exist as part of an agreement Tehran reached with six world powers to cease its nuclear weapons program.  "There is no secret side deal," Moniz told reporters on Friday at the White House.  The actual deal sent to Congress for review forces Iran to allow the IAEA to go about its work unfettered, he said.

Joint Chiefs Chair: Obama Offering False Choice Between Deal and War.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey testified Wednesday [7/29/2015] that the United States has "a range of options" if it does not accept the Iran deal, contrary to President Obama's assertion that the choice is between his deal and war.  Dempsey was pressed on this point by Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) when he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.  "I understand that you advise the president on these issues," Ernst said.  "Is that what you have told the president — that we either take this deal or we go to war?"  "No, at no time did that come up in our conversation nor did I make that comment," Dempsey said.  "Who is advising the president, then, that we must go to war if this deal is not signed?" Ernst said.  "I can't answer that.  I can tell you that we have a range of options and I always present them," Dempsey said.

Kerry: We Can't Reveal Contents of Secret Side Deals to American People.  Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill today [7/29/2015] the U.S. government will not be revealing the contents of secret side deals with Iran to the American people.  Senator Tom Cotton wanted to know why it can't be made public.  [Video clip]

New Obama Plan To Close Gitmo Would Transfer 9/11 Monsters Here.  An Obama security aide reveals the White House plans to step up the release of 52 al-Qaida detainees — high recidivism rates [notwithstanding] — and move the rest, including the worst of the worst, to prisons inside the U.S.  Don't worry, the administration says, the public will be safe.  "That doesn't mean just unlocking the door" and letting terrorists "go willy-nilly," Deputy National Security Advisor Lisa Monaco assured skeptics gathered at the Aspen Institute's security forum.  "It means a painstaking establishment of security protocols."

Current Obama Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay has One Tiny Flaw: It's Illegal.  Not that appears to have ever stopped this particular president. [...] Say, I've got an idea:  let's have Lois Lerner and John Koskinen do all the planning for this patently illegal operation and the cover-up which is sure to follow.

Cruz Slams Romney, Bush Over Iran: GOP Too 'Scared' To Speak Truth.  GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), appearing on Chad Hasty's radio program in Texas, hammered former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over their weakness when it comes to standing up to the Islamic Republic of Iran.  "First of all let me say that this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic," Cruz said when asked to respond generally to President Barack Obama's deal with Iran and specifically to Romney's criticism of his remarks hammering Obama on the deal.

Kerry: We Can't Reveal Contents of Secret Side Deals to American People.  Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill today the U.S. government will not be revealing the contents of secret side deals with Iran to the American people.  Senator Tom Cotton wanted to know why it can't be made public.  [Video clip]

Leaked Copy Of Obama's Iran Deal Goes Public — Paragraph 36 Will Blow Your Mind.  What makes this clause of paramount importance is that Iran can still receive its $150 billion and gain long term contacts with the West — then decide to use this exit strategy to its benefit, making the restrictions placed on it null and void.

The Democrat Party is on the Edge of the Abyss.  Two of the most powerful members of the Democratic Party, former and current senators from New York, now hold the fate of the putative deal with Iran in their hands.  Because they alone can overturn it, this means that presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and presumptive Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer carry a heavy burden that will deeply affect their personal reputations and, most probably, the trustworthiness of the Democrats in foreign policy for at least a generation.  Their former senatorial colleagues Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Kerry already own their decision, though their logic still remains unclear to both the most diligent and the most casual observer.

Why the Iran deal's public support is plummeting.  It's been two weeks since the Iran deal was announced, and the American public's discomfort with its terms is deepening.  American Jews don't like it, despite efforts by Obama's court Jews to make it seem as though they're far more supportive of it than Americans in general.  On Tuesday [7/28/2015], CNN released a poll showing opposition to the deal at 52 percent and support at 42 percent.

When the Big Lie becomes the legacy.  The secretary of State and President Obama are not having an easy time trying to sell the sellout to Iran, and Mr. Kerry says he's worried that if the deal goes down "the international community" will blame Israel.  The Israelis are so far not very impressed with either Mr. Kerry's assessment of "the international community," or his outbreak of phony solicitude for Israel.

Case is Clear — Obama Deserves Impeachment over the Iran Deal.  By lying and withholding information about the agreement, he gives aid and comfort to America's enemy.

National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal.  Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion that Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by America's worst enemy.

Kerry Can't Say If He Will Follow The Law If Congress Rejects Iran Deal.  While testifying before the House of Representatives on the Obama administration's nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit to following the law should Congress override a threatened presidential veto.

The Consequence of Ignorance.  Despite our proud history and unique American optimism, a weak and malicious Obama Administration has struck a deal with the leading state sponsor of terror.  The deal paves the way for the acquisition of lethal nuclear weapons placed into the evil clutches of the ayatollahs whose death culture embraces the destruction of non-believers and infidels.  Iran is the largest exporter of terror in the world.  They finance and support Islamic terror proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah who successfully kill, maim innocents and threaten the existence of sovereign nations.  Thousands of Americans have been murdered by Islamists and more killing is promised.  All one has to do is listen to the chants of the Iranian people led by their grotesque Supreme Leader screaming "Death to America," "Death to Israel."  How could one be so naive and cowardly to give in rather than incinerate their means to pursue this threat when we have the power to do so?

Democrat on powerful Foreign Affairs Committee goes on record opposing Iran deal, but DNC head can't make up her mind.  I commend [Rep. Juan] Vargas for his guts.  Would that we had a hundred patriotic Democrats like him serving in Congress:  we'd have an entirely different country, I suspect.  And isn't it curious that Jewish representatives (like Wasserman Schultz and Chuck Schumer) — who represent significant Jewish voting blocs — just can't seem to make up their minds on equipping Iran with billions in cash, ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons while refusing to disavow their promises to annihilate the United States and Israel.  While I'm not a Mike Huckabee fan, his faux-controversial remark was spot on.  Obama and his sycophants are marching Israel right to the precipice.

Sen. Ted Cruz Invites Obama 'To Debate the Substance of the Iran Deal'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a critic of President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, is inviting President Obama to debate him on that topic:  "I'll make an invitation right here tonight," Cruz told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday [7/27/2015].  "I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal.  Let's do it in front of the American people anytime in the next 60 days that Congress has to review this deal.

Dems clash with Kerry over Iran deal.  Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee joined with Republicans in pushing back on the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday as Secretary of State John Kerry faced the panel.  Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said he was "troubled by" and "very disappointed" with parts of the agreement, citing a litany of concerns.  "Truth is, after 15 years, Iran is a nuclear threshold state, which means they can produce weapons-grade, highly-enriched uranium without limitations," he said.  "Our friends in Israel are rightfully concerned."

German business goals played key-role in Iran Nuclear Deal.  Germany had tremendous economic interest in ending sanction on Iran and it is not making any secrets of it.

A stunning and credible theory on the secret Iranian nuclear side deals.  John Kerry is lying when he claims he doesn't know what is in the Iranian side deals.  He would rather pretend ignorance than admit their contents.  No one calls the ruling class on their lies.  With a dysfunctional media — that is now fully intertwined with the government — the American people are left bereft of real news and thoughtful analysis.  We live in an alternate reality.  Nothing is real, except their lies and only their lies.  Lies are now the truth.  As for me, I believe the secret side deals with Iran are quite specific.  Incredibly specific.

Iran Deal Fails 4 of Schumer's 5 Demands.  New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), the third-highest ranking member of the Senate Democratic caucus, is emerging as the key figure in the congressional battle over the Iran deal.

Obama's secret Iran deals exposed.  President Obama promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be "based on trust" but rather "unprecedented verification." Now it turns out Obama's verification regime is based on trust after all — trust in two secret side agreements negotiated exclusively between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that apparently no one (including the Obama administration) has seen.  Worse, Obama didn't even reveal the existence of these secret side deals to Congress when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill.  The agreements were uncovered, completely by chance, by two members of Congress [...]

Congress "Alarmed" by Secret Side-Deals in Iran Nuclear Pact.  Writing at Bloomberg View, investigative journalists Eli Lake and Josh Rogin reveal new and crucial details of Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.  As we find out more about the nature of the deal, it is little wonder that members of Congress are growing increasingly "alarmed".

Obama Trusts a Terror State, But Not the American People.  President Obama said this week, with regard to the agreement inked with Iran, "There really are only two alternatives here.  Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it's resolved through force, through war.  Those are — those are the options."  There are so many more options available, that even he should be aware of, yet he's reduced to employing the common false dichotomy, or fallacy of bifurcation, in support of it.  But it explains his inanity in signing a deal that all but assures a nuclear Iran in the foreseeable future, and further underscores why Obamacare was foisted upon the nation; to him, there are but two options — his way or no way at all.  Obama added that no better deal was or is possible than the one he has negotiated.  Since the bargaining table was approached from a position of weakness, acquiescence, and appeasement, he's likely correct.

Congress Alarmed by Iran Pact's Secret Understandings.  As the White House campaign to persuade Congress about the wisdom of its Iran nuclear deal moves into its second week, important components of the complex agreement are emerging that will be shrouded from the public and in some cases from the U.S. government itself.  The existence of these secret clauses and interpretations could undermine the public's trust in the Barack Obama administration's presentations about the nuclear pact.  Already Republicans and other critics of the deal have seized on the side agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency as a weakness in the deal closed last week in Vienna.

Obama's Iran Deal Is the Opposite of What He Promised the American People.  There's a confusing debate underway on the merits of the new nuclear agreement with Iran announced today.  The Obama administration and its supporters are praising the accord as a historic achievement for world peace.  The president's critics claim it is a terrible agreement that will bolster the nuclear program of a state sponsor of terror.  Both sides are throwing around nuclear terminology, timelines, and minutiae about the agreement.

Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran.  [Scroll down]  Despite the administration's chest-beating about these "red lines," the Iranians remained alternatively coy and intransigent:  When not lying about what cards they were willing to show, the mullahs insisted that Americans would not be permitted to snoop around their country and interfere in their military affairs.  Someone had to cave in, and — you could set your watch on it — that someone is Obama (if, that is, you are one of those who believed he was being honest in the first place).  Thus the problem:  how to cover up this decisive surrender within the surrender?  So, in his signature "if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan" style, the president has come up with a fraudulent scheme:  use the IAEA (the International Atomic Energy Agency) as a smokescreen.

John Kerry: Liar or idiot?  Kerry and Obama gave away the store without getting a single significant concession.  Even if it doesn't cheat, Iran will get a nuke and relief from economic sanctions and an embargo on military supplies.  The deal is what's "very disturbing," as is Kerry's claim that he didn't realize that Iran would remain an enemy.  He's either a liar or an idiot.

Kill the Obama Deal, Before it Kills Us.  Team Obama's sales campaign for the Obamabomb deal is running into growing concerns about myriad concessions it has made to an Iranian regime that explicitly promises to destroy our country and its people.  These include: promises to enhance and protect Iran's nuclear program; agreeing to allow Iran to get renewed access to conventional weapons and ballistic missile technology; and removing some 300 designated Iranian terrorists and their organizations from sanctions lists.  Worst of all, Team Obama is giving our avowed enemies hundreds of billions of dollars to pursue their oft-stated promise to bring Death to America, its citizens and allies.

Iran Vows to Buy Weapons Anytime, Anywhere.  A senior Iranian official who led the negotiations with world powers that led to the recent nuclear deal said that the Islamic Republic will continue to import and export arms freely across the globe without restriction, according to recent comments flagged by the CIA's Open Source Center.  Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said that he insisted during the negotiations that Iran be able to purchase and ship military hardware at any time and from any place, according to the comments made on state-controlled television.

Corker to Kerry on Iran Deal: I Believe You Have Been Fleeced.  Thursday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the details of the nuclear agreement with Iran, committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) told Secretary of State John Kerry he believed that he had been "fleeced" by Iran.

White House denies Iran 'side deal' it acknowledged yesterday.  The White House is now denying that there was a side deal to the Iran agreement, just a day after National Security Adviser Susan Rice acknowledged that there was an agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency that falls outside the main Iran nuclear agreement.  The issue could be a matter of semantics because the White House is insisting that the accord between the IAEA and Iran is integral to the overall deal.  "This does not represent some sort of side deal," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Thursday [7/23/2015].

Kerry Says 'Nobody Has Ever Talked About Dismantling' Iran's Nuclear Program, But in 2013 Insisted Dismantlement Was The 'Whole Point' of Sanctions Regime.  During Thursday's [7/23/2015] Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry said the goal of the negotiations was never to dismantle Iran's entire nuclear program but rather to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons, despite saying in 2013 the "whole point" of sanctions was to get Iran to "dismantle its nuclear program."

Making Stuff Up.  When the secretary of state says, as John Kerry did last week in his Senate testimony, that the Obama White House is "guaranteeing" Iran won't have the bomb, you can be sure that — well, you can be pretty confident that he doesn't mean it.  And that someday soon he'll pretend he never said it.

Khamenei propaganda video says nuclear deal doesn't ensure Israel's security.  A video threatening that the safety of Israel will not be ensured despite the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Tehran last week was released on the official YouTube page of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollal Ali Khamenei this week.  The video begins with a clip of US President Barack Obama ensuring that the US "will continue our unprecedented efforts to strengthen Israel's security."  A montage of Iranian missiles blasting off follows, accompanied by a voice-over from a speech by Khamenei in which he declares, "Israel's security will not be ensured whether there will be a nuclear agreement or not."

Secret Iran Deals Cover Military Site, Other Past Arms Work.  The Iran nuclear agreement includes two secret side deals covering a key Iranian military site and other past arms activities, according to two lawmakers who are demanding that Congress be granted access to the documents.  The secret agreements were reached between Iran and the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) on Tehran's past nuclear arms work and are a central component of the Vienna accord reached by Iran, the United States, and five other states.  A key part of the nuclear agreement requires Iran to disclose all military nuclear arms work before international sanctions are lifted.  The IAEA has until December to report on the past military activities.

Obama's dishonesty on Iran.  Under the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, that nation's theocratic regime receives relief from economic and arms sanctions in exchange for curtailment of its nuclear program.  But there's a catch — when inspectors seek to verify Iran's compliance, the Iranians can delay the inspection of any site for at least 24 days.  But before the deal was struck, the Obama administration had promised much more — "anytime, anywhere" inspections, on demand.  When asked about this on Sunday [7/19/2015], Secretary of State John Kerry displayed symptoms of amnesia.

Lawmaker: Kerry doesn't know what's in the Iran side deal.  After classified briefings Wednesday with Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials, lawmakers say they aren't satisfied with the explanation of side deals on Iran's nuclear program that weren't sent to Congress, and still want to see the original documents.  Rep. Mike Pompeo said Kerry told lawmakers that he has not read the side deals, never possessed a copy of them, and approved the nuclear agreement without knowing their details.

Obama allows Iran and UN to see secret deal, but not Congress.  And why are key documents missing from the Iran nuclear deal that was submitted to Congress and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for review?  What could possibly be worse than what we already know?  Seriously, what are they hiding now from the American people?

Kerry, Moniz Lie (Again) About Iran Deal.  If the Iran deal were any good, the Obama administration would not have to lie about it.  Yet Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz continue to do just that.  The latest example is a joint op-ed in the Washington Post, in which the Laurel and Hardy of American diplomacy attempt to defend the nuclear deal using a series of half-truths and blatant lies that is worth decoding concisely, in full.

Angry Allen West Unleashes Epic Attack On 'Weakling' Obama For Iraq Deal.  "The United States of America is about victors.  The United States of America is about champions.  The United States of America does not surrender to a bunch of black-robed, crazed clerics that want to see us destroyed."  With red-hot, red-meat rhetoric like that, retired Lt. Col. Allen West fired up a huge crowd that assembled in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday [7/24/2015] to protest the Obama-led Iran nuke deal.  Far from presenting himself as the soft-spoken political commentator you often see on Fox News, the former congressman from Florida delivered a highly-charged rant that was highly critical of a president whom West called a "weakling" and a "charlatan."

White House acknowledges 'side' deals between Iran, IAEA.  National security adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of side agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  Rice said the deals involve Iran accounting for past military uses of its nuclear program, but rejected GOP assertions that this represented "secret" side deals to the Iranian nuclear agreement.

Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Kerry Acted Like Pontius Pilate' In Iran Negotiations.  Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said that "John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate, he washed his hands" on crucial issues in the Iran deal and left it to the IAEA to negotiate secret side deals with Iran on them.  Cotton made his remarks on today's [7/23/2015] Morning Joe.  It might be a mark of the regard, or lack thereof, in which Kerry is held that no one on the panel rose to his defense. [...] A bit later in the show, Dem Sen. Tim Kaine appeared.  Kaine presumably either watched or was briefed on Cotton's statement, but made not a peep to push back on the Pontius Pilate analogy.

Nets Ignore Controversy Swirling Around Secret Side Deals With Iran.  Despite the revelation on Wednesday [7/22/2015] that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made secret side deals with Iran over nuclear weapons inspections and refused to disclose the details to the U.S. Congress, NBC, ABC, and CBS all ignored the story.  By contrast, Fox News's Special Report led with the breaking news that evening as anchor Bret Baier informed viewers:  "As President Obama continues to both court and mock critics of his legacy-shaping nuclear agreement with Iran, there is word tonight of a separate covert deal between the Islamic Republic and the U.N.'s nuclear team.  Two of them, in fact, that are not going to be shared with members of Congress nor with you."

Obama aides deny GOP accusations of secret U.N. side deals with Iran.  Obama administration officials denied Republican accusations Wednesday [7/22/2015] that the United Nations made secret side deals with Iran over the inspection of Iranian military sites, as lawmakers demanded that the administration disclose the fine print of the nuclear agreement and raised fresh objections to the historic accord.  White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said the additional documents signed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran "are not public" but that the administration would share the information with lawmakers behind closed doors.  She indicated that the U.S. government doesn't have the documents.

McConnell, Boehner want Obama to hand over Iran 'side' deals.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) want the administration to hand over two "side" deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  The two leaders joined Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) in a letter to Obama on Wednesday [7/22/2015] asking for the administration to hand over the agreements "immediately."

Corker, McConnell completely outraged that Obama hid Iran nuclear documents from Congress.  The apogee of Republican Failure Theater — the act of pretending to oppose radical Left policies while secretly supporting them — was the surrender of the Senate's treaty review rights with respect to Barack Obama's secret Iran nuclear agreement.  This complete abdication of Congressional power was orchestrated by the usual suspects — John Boehner and Mitch McConnell — along with their henchman, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).

Susan Rice Admits Secret 'Side Deals' with Iran.  White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice admitted the existence of two secret "side deals" between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to accompany the main Iran nuclear deal agreed last week between Iran and the P5+1 powers (U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China).

Kerry to House: No vote means war against Iran.  Secretary of State John Kerry told a packed meeting of skeptical House lawmakers on Wednesday [7/22/2015] that a vote against the Iran nuclear deal would be a vote to "go to war," according to members leaving the meeting. [...] But despite Kerry's shrill warning about the prospect of armed conflict, some left the meeting saying they weren't convinced.  Among the skeptical Democrats was Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., who said Kerry's approve-or-else pitch was falling flat.

Why Can't Obama Treat Iran as He Treats Republicans?  If President Obama's nuke deal with Iran is so wonderful, why do the major parties in Israel oppose it?  Why was Obama so excited about making a deal that, based on his previous positions, he would have opposed earlier?  This agreement is baffling on multiple grounds, even for Obama.

White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison.  The White House is in the "final stages" of a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday [7/22/2015]. [...] "The administration is in fact in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly (close) the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that to Congress," Earnest said.

Obama administration in 'final stages' of planning the Guantanamo Bay closing.  The Obama administration is in the "final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly" close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday [7/22/2015]. [...] Any plan would have to be approved by Congress, which has placed significant obstacles in the way of transferring detainees out of the prison.  Currently a ban exists on moving detainees into the United States, a significant impediment to emptying the prison of the 116 alleged terrorists currently housed there.

Obama's huge Iran hostage sellout:  The administration gives a pathetic performance at the UN.  Oops, we forgot the American hostages in Iran. After we handed Iran $150 billion dollars in sanctions relief.  That's the impression the Obama administration is now trying desperately to shake off while selling an Iran nuclear deal that left our fellow citizens behind.

The Many Lies Paving the Way to Obama's Legacy.  The president argues that he negotiated the best deal possible.  After all, what other choice did he have?  But this is a circular argument.  The president's false choice — either we have war or we have this treaty — ignores the alternative of a tighter, more comprehensive deal.

The Chamberlain-Obama Comparison is Apt.  The Iran deal will be remembered either as a masterful display of diplomacy or as a hopelessly naïve delusion.  Wishful thinking is not a sound basis for foreign policy.  When it comes to Iran, the stakes are too high to gamble on good faith.  Israel and Saudi Arabia have good reasons to worry.  And when before have these two nations had anything in common?

Iran: Of Course We'll Continue to Support Terrorists!  The worst feature of President Obama's disastrous deal with Iran is that it provides immediate sanctions relief that will cause $100 billion to $150 to flow into the regime's coffers, and will lead to substantial improvement in Iran's economy, which has been badly hurt by the sanctions that the U.N., the U.S. and others have imposed.  This means that opposition to the ayatollahs' rule will be weakened, and Iran will have more resources to support terrorist groups like Hezbollah and rogue governments like Assad's Syria, and to invest in nuclear weapons development, conventional armaments, and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Our Rulers In The United Nations Now Make America's Treaties.  Few constitutional scholars thought it possible for a president to give away unilaterally American representative government to an international body.  The United Nations' Iran vote just did.

Also posted under Grounds for the impeachment of Barack H. Obama.

Iran: 'We Will Trample Upon America'.  A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, "We Will Trample Upon America," according to photos released by Iran's state-controlled media.  Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic's supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week.  A Persian-language message on the podium declared, "We will trample upon America" while the English phrase "We Defeat the United States" can be seen underneath.

After Iran, Climate Change.  President Obama's deal with Iran is not even called an "agreement."  Technically, it's a "joint comprehensive plan of action," a mushy term adopted precisely to avoid the implication that it's a formally binding agreement.  In truth, it's more like the sort of coordinated "plan of action" that desperate relatives negotiate with hostage-takers.  Sometimes it works and the hostages come out alive.  But lawyers are never required when negotiating this sort of arrangement.  Law has nothing to do with it.

Lieberman: Enough Opposition to Nuclear Deal in Congress to Override Obama Veto.  Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I., Conn.), Al Gore's 2000 running mate on the Democratic ticket, said that he believes there is enough opposition in Congress to the Iran nuclear deal to override a veto from President Obama.  "I think they're there," he said Tuesday [7/21/2015] on Fox Business.

Did Obama Just Provoke a Constitutional Crisis?  President Obama's decision to submit the Iranian nuclear deal to the United Nation Security Council before Congress has had their 60 days to review it could be as problematic for Congress as making a judgment on the deal itself.  Congress felt its responsibilities were already being usurped when they learned the Iranian deal would be treated as an agreement rather than a treaty.  In response to widespread protest, the White House had to permit the agreement to be submitted to both houses of Congress for approval.  Yet fearing that a negative vote — certain in the House — would occur, the administration decided to go to the UN immediately.  This makes any congressional veto useless; the provisions of the agreement almost impossible to turn back.

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This isn't a constitutional crisis at all — it's just one more reason to impeach Barack Obama and remove him from office, which should have been done years ago.

Conservative anchor, 22, becomes viral star with passionate rant against Obama.  A conservative news anchor has been catapulted to internet celebrity status after a video of her blasting President Barack Obama's efforts in the fight against terrorism went viral.  Tomi Lahren, host of One America News Network's On Point with Tomi Lahren, called out Obama's administration for their 'half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-Jihadis mentality' in a passionate speech that has been viewed more than 755,000 times on YouTube. [...] Lahren, who comes from a family of Marines, said that 'radical Islam is becoming the rule, not the exception.  Yesterday's moderate is today's terrorist'.

1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different.  Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it.  And most people prefer not to confront evil.  That is what led to World War II.  Many in the West denied the darkness of Nazism.  They looked the other way when that evil could have been stopped and then appeased it as it became stronger.  We are reliving 1938.  British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to negotiate with Adolf Hitler.  He left believing Hitler's promises of peace in exchange for Germany being allowed to annex large parts of Czechoslovakia.  Upon returning to England, Chamberlain announced, "Peace for our time."  The American and European negotiations with Iran have so precisely mirrored 1938 that you have to wonder how anyone could not see it.

Obama's Iran Deal Sounds a Lot Like Clinton's Failed North Korea Deal.  President Obama's defense of his nuclear deal with Iran echoes President Bill Clinton's defense of his disastrous nuclear deal with North Korea, the [Washington] Free Beacon found.  In 1994, the Clinton administration tried to entice North Korea to forgo its nuclear program by giving it oil, nuclear energy technology, and sanctions relief.  The deal collapsed after a decade when North Korea pocketed U.S. concessions and raced for the bomb.  The hermit kingdom tested its first nuclear weapon in 2006 and has subsequently developed enough nuclear material for six bombs.

Obama's Iran Blunder Presages A Catastrophe.  Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country's exploration of the outside world the "worst political blunder in the history of civilization."  The United States seems at this moment about to break the record for the worst political blunder of all time, with its Obama administration deal that will make a nuclear Iran virtually inevitable.

Appeasement in Our Time.  [Scroll down]  An agreement was made in Vienna Tuesday only because the Obama administration capitulated to every demand made by Iran.  "It's a deal worse than even we imagined possible," wrote Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol.  "It's a deal that gives the Iranian regime $140 billion in return for ... effectively nothing:  no dismantlement of Iran's nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections, no curbs on Iran's ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, no halt to Iran's sponsorship of terror."

Iran Parliament Wants to Revise Nuclear Deal.  While the UN Security Council passed the Iran deal in a unanimous 15-0 vote on Monday [7/20/2015], Iran's parliament, the Islamic Constituent Assembly, or Majlis, holds the power to revise or delay key parts of the nuclear deal with Iran — even as President Barack Obama and world powers seek a UN Security Council resolution before the U.S. Congress can review the deal.

Iran Deal: Obama Lauds U.N., Lectures U.S..  If only President Barack Obama were as hard-nosed and clever in undermining our adversaries as he is in kneecapping the U.S. Congress, the country's strategic position might be transformed.  The Iran deal went to the United Nations Security Council for approval Monday [7/20/2015], months before Congress will vote on it, and won unanimous approval.  The U.N. vote doesn't bind Congress, but it boxes it in and minimizes it — with malice aforethought.

Obama Does End Run Around Congress as UNSC Unanimously OKs Iran Deal.  President Obama did an end-run around Congress on the Iran deal today [7/20/2015] in what Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) noted will become known as "Capitulation Monday" in history.  The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 this morning to endorse the P5+1 deal with Iran and start rolling back sanctions.  Both Republicans and Democrats had been frantically telling Obama to hold off on the vote.  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) wrote Obama on Thursday to remind the president what he would be violating if he took the deal to the UNSC right away.

Iran Deal Infographic.  (If you still need to be convinced.)

Obama's Next Move is to Gang up on Israel.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Obama still can't tell us why Muslims are slaughtering innocent people all over the world. Apparently, fourteen years after 9/11 the American people are still not grown-up enough to be told the truth about worldwide jihad.  So — after the Chattanooga massacre, Barack Hussein Obama went on vacation.  By embracing Iran's path to nukes, and by promising to protect the mullahs against any Israeli effort to stop them, Obama has openly switched sides between the modern world of human rights and freedoms and the most primitive kind of fanatical Islam, straight from the 7th century desert.

Iran 'Negotiations' Involved a Lot of Iran Shouting at Hapless U.S. Team.  The New York Times published an embarrassing look at what went on behind the scenes during the long, long months of "nuclear negotiations" with Iran.  Apparently, it involved a good deal of Iran shouting at the hapless U.S. team and declaring its demands non-negotiable, while Team Obama threw in one towel after another.

Reporter Challenges White House Over Claim of '99 Percent' Support for Iran Nuclear Deal.  ABC reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday [7/17/2015] questioned White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about President Obama's claim that 99 percent of the world backs the nuclear deal with Iran reached last week.  After Karl asked Earnest during a press briefing to explain how the White House had arrived at the number, the press secretary claimed that when considering the populations of the countries represented in the nuclear deal, "99 percent of the world" sides with the U.S. about the agreement.

Also posted under What's the rush?.

Another alternative to Obama's Iran deal.  One alternative to President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran that I don't think we've discussed is for Congress to reject it and send him back to bargaining in the hope that he and John Kerry can negotiate a better one.  I haven't discussed this alternative because I consider it futile.  Not because Iran won't agree to a deal less favorable it to than the one on the table.  Obama and Kerry most likely could have negotiated a somewhat better deal if they hadn't been so desperate to enter into an agreement.

President Obama Has a Banner Burn the Constitution Week.  Constitutional lawyer and red diaper baby, Barack Obama, obviously rejects the concept of the separation of powers, disdains Congress and its role, and is impatient with the idea that he should have to follow or respect the findings of the courts.  This week's events have proven the point on both climate change, the nuclear deal and even housing.  On July 8th, Senator Sessions spoke with George Mason University law professor Jeremy Rabkin at a congressional hearing who told lawmakers that Obama's unilateral commitment to a U.N. agreement/treaty on climate change without Senate ratification was "a real change in our Constitution."

Top GOP senator slams Obama for allowing UN vote on Iran deal.  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) slammed the Obama administration on Monday [7/20/2015] for backing a United Nations's vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, citing "bipartisan skepticism" of the deal in Congress.  "It is inappropriate to commit the United States to meet certain international obligations without even knowing if Congress and the American people approve or disapprove of the Iran agreement," the Tennessee Republican said.  "There is bipartisan skepticism about whether this deal can prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and bipartisan concern over allowing the leading exporter of terrorism access to well over $100 billion in cash."

Obama: UN vote reflects 'broad consensus' for Iran agreement.  President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security Council's vote to approve the Iran nuclear deal shows there is a broad consensus that the agreement is the best way to ensure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.

Kerry: Trust Me, Iran Can't Use Unfrozen $150 Billion For Terror Operations — The UN Resolution Says So.  I'm not one to be all doom and gloom, but who expects the Iranians to actually honor any of these agreements?  I mean, how is that even a serious subject of conversation.

White House warns Congress: If you block this Iran deal, Iran gets everything for free.  You think you know that Obama sold out America's interests in cutting this deal with Tehran, but you really don't know the half of it.  Serious question:  Is this a bigger affront to Congress's authority than that executive mega-amnesty in November was?  Normally I'd say that nothing could top the latter, but read this and tell me. [...]

Congress Must Ditch the Corker Bill and Treat the Iran Deal as Either a Treaty or Proposed Legislation to be Voted Up of Down.  The Corker Bill and its ballyhooed 60-day review process that undermines the Constitution is a sideshow.  If you scrutinize President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, you find that the president ignores the existence of the Corker process.  So should Congress.  Obama's Iran deal also ignores the existence of Congress itself — at least, of the United States Congress.  As I've previously detailed, the deal does expressly defer to the Iranian Congress, conceding that key Iranian duties are merely provisional until the jihadist regime's parliament, the Majlis, has an opportunity to review them as required by Iran's sharia constitution.  The United States Constitution, however, is a nullity in the eyes and actions of this imperial White House.

Republicans fuming over UN voting on Iran deal before Congress.  Republican lawmakers are fuming that the Obama administration is asking the U.N. Security Council to endorse the newly struck Iran nuclear deal before Congress gets a chance to have its say.  A vote on the agreement before the Security Council already has been set for Monday [7/20/2015], with the resolution itself written and ready for consideration.  Top-ranking lawmakers have fired off a series of letters to the president urging him to delay the vote, calling it an "affront" to the public and Congress to go to the U.N. first.

Obama fires back at "dishonest" Iran deal critics.  After a long week of defending the recently negotiated Iran nuclear agreement to skeptics in Congress and the international community, President Obama continues to take on the laundry list of what he believes are "dishonest" criticisms against the deal.  "This deal will make America and the world safer and more secure," Mr. Obama said Saturday in a video.  "Still, you're going to hear a lot of overheated and often dishonest arguments about it in the weeks ahead."

White House: Congressional vote against Iran nuclear deal would be 'devastating'.  The White House said Friday [7/17/2015] that Congress would devastate the U.S. leadership role in the world if lawmakers vote to reject the Obama administration's historic nuclear deal with Iran.  "For the United States, because of a congressional action, to isolate our country on such an important issue, would be devastating to our standing in the world," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.  "If Congress killed this agreement, it would have a terrible impact."

Iran says nuke deal won't change its US policy.  Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday [7/18/2015] a landmark nuclear deal won't change his country's policy toward the "arrogant" U.S., making his first public speech since the Islamic Republic's historic pact with world powers.

U.S. Chief Negotiator Admits: 'Anytime, Anyplace Access' to Iran's Nuke Facilities Was 'Rhetoric'.  Wendy Sherman, the chief negotiator for the United States in the recently agreed upon nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, has admitted that President Obama's guarantee of "anytime, anyplace access" to Iran's several nuclear facilities was more rhetoric than reality.

Iran Bans U.S. Inspectors from All Nuclear Sites.  U.S. and Iranian officials confirmed Thursday that no American nuclear inspectors will be permitted to enter the country's contested nuclear site under the parameters of a deal reached with world powers this week, according to multiple statements by American and Iranian officials.  Under the tenants of the final nuclear deal reached this week in Vienna, only countries with normal diplomatic relations with Iran will be permitted to participate in inspections teams organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  The revelation of this caveat has attracted concern from some analysts who maintain that only American experts can be trusted to verify that Iran is not cheating on the deal and operating clandestine nuclear facilities.

The Deal Wasn't About Iran's Nukes.  The administration has always viewed Israel as an intractable troublemaker and the main catalyst for the region's woes.  An Israeli strike on Iran, especially if supported by the United States, would have been yet another display of destabilizing Israeli aggression that put Middle East peace further out of reach.  Barack Obama, therefore, repeatedly warned Israel against attacking Iran. [...] The Iran deal states that the U.S. will train Iranians to counter any sabotage attempts on its nuclear facilities and systems.  This is aimed at frustrating Israeli action.

Snapping Back Sanctions Won't Prevent A Nuclear-Armed Iran.  The president claims that if Tehran cheats, "sanctions that have helped to cripple the Iranian economy will snap back into place."  But he won't want them to, because then the deal would be dead.

Pelosi: US Hostages In Iran Shouldn't Be Released In Nuclear Deal.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in her Thursday press conference the four remaining American prisoners in Iran should not have been part of the nuclear deal with the Iranians.  Pelosi argued that everyone needs to "appreciate the fact" that a "much brighter light is being shone" on the prisoners now that a deal is done, but that they should not have come up in the Iranian nuclear deal itself.

Obama's U.N. plan backfires on Congress.  President Obama's attempt to outmaneuver Congress and win quick United Nations approval for the Iran nuclear agreement is backfiring on him in Congress, and could further erode support among key players.  Key senators were already outraged that the administration was taking the lead in negotiating a deal and sidelining Congress' traditional role of being directly involved in haggling the finer points of arms control agreements.  They were resigned to let the administration handle the negotiations in return for the promise that they would have ample opportunity to review the deal and vote on it.  But Kerry this week moved to exert the maximum global leverage on Congress by circulating a legally binding draft of the deal to the United Nations Security Council.

We Aren't the World.  "Without this deal," said President Obama on Tuesday, "there is no scenario where the world joins us in sanctioning Iran until it completely dismantles its nuclear program."  That was nothing new.  Throughout the negotiations with Iran, "the world" has been one of the president's favorite defenses against criticism.  "Nothing we know about the Iranian government suggests that it would simply capitulate under that kind of pressure," he continued.  "And the world would not support an effort to permanently sanction Iran into submission."

President Obama's hissy fit.  There is not a lot to love in President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, despite the attempted assurances in his what's-not-to-like press conference on Wednesday.  In addition to the near-unanimous doubts about his "air-tight verification" promises, which he insists make a nuclear arms race in the Middle East less likely, a short list of what's wrong with the deal must include the names of four Americans:  Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Robert Levinson.  They're American hostages in Iran, and they just lost their best chance for freedom. Mr. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry apparently "forgot" to press for their release.

White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday on Day Muhammad Murders Four Marines.  President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman.  "From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!" -@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr," the White House tweeted.  This message was tweeted at 4:48 p.m. according to the White House Twitter feed.

Iran Is About to Open for Business.  Mobile phones in Tehran started beeping and buzzing well before Iran's nuclear agreement with the West was finalized.  They carried an important sentiment that couldn't wait for the niggling details to be ironed out in the talks between Iran, on one side, and China, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. on the other.  "Congratulations, the agreement is almost signed!  Come dine with us for less," read the text from a local pizzeria.  Discounts and specials celebrating the coming end of the sanctions pinged around the capital.

Obama: Witting or Witless?  A question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country:  Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology that he could not see the damage his policies were creating?  The Iran deal provides an answer.

Manufacturing Consent: Democrats Pretend to be "Skeptical" of the Iran Deal.  [Scroll down]  Again, several years ago, I actually believed in America, and participatory democracy, and all that.  Now I don't.  So now I find myself agreeing with Chomsky, albeit from a rightward direction.  I don't agree with him about who controls the country, or to what political ends; but I do with agree with him that it is controlled.  Now this brings me to the Manufactured Consent we're about to have on this Iran deal.

Wolf Blitzer Makes A Fool Of Susan Rice On Iran Funding Terrorists.  The Obama administration went on an all-out media blitz on Wednesday to defend the president's nuclear deal with the Ayatollah.  A number of Obama's advisers as well as the president, himself, stumbled in fighting back major criticism.  But none shot themselves in the foot in the manner National Security Adviser Susan Rice did when she attempted to rebut Wolf Blitzer's assertions on Iran funding terrorists while on CNN with The Situation Room host.  Blitzer repeated the widespread concern that when Iran's sanctions are lifted, the bad actor will have more resources to fund terrorists that destabilize the Middle East.  Rice admitted that additional funding would almost certainly go to Iran's military and extremists organizations that promote violence.

Clueless Reporters Question President Pinocchio: A Pathetic Press Conference.  Today [7/15/2015] President Obama met the White House press corps at length to defend his Iran nuclear deal.  One could deconstruct his evasions line by line, but that would largely duplicate the content of many posts we have done over the past weeks and months.  Instead, I want to focus on a few key issues.  But first, this observation:  if any of the reporters present had read the agreement, which is only 159 pages long, it was not apparent.  Maybe reporters are not accustomed to reading legal documents; maybe they are too lazy to try; maybe they have read and understood the agreement and are just partisan hacks, covering for their president.  But I have a full-time job, and nevertheless have read the agreement several times.  Why can't reporters do the same?  That would seem to be a prerequisite to participating intelligently in a press conference on the subject.

The Iran Deal: Normalizing a Mortal Threat.  Declaring an Iranian bomb "would be a game-changer," presidential candidate Barack Obama reiterated pledges to prevent it.  "The deal we'll accept is:  they end their nuclear program.  It's very straightforward."  He also promised to "take no options off the table ... including all elements of American power:  A political effort aimed at isolating Iran; a diplomatic effort to ... ensure the Iranian program is monitored; an economic effort that imposes crippling sanctions; and, yes, a military effort."  The truth is, every president since Carter has failed to deploy these powers to oppose Iranian hostility, allowing committed revolutionaries and skilled diplomats to out-flank and out-negotiate the mightiest nation on Earth.

Cruz Threatens to Cut Off Authorization for State Dept. Funding After Nuke Deal.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is moving to block future State Department funding and nominees unless President Barack Obama guarantees that Congress will have the authority to fully review a recently inked nuclear accord with Iran before the deal is approved by the United Nations, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Cruz, a vocal opponent of the administration's diplomacy with Iran, maintains that the White House is seeking to circumvent congressional review of the deal by going straight to the U.N.  Such a move could lift key sanctions on Iran before Congress has had the chance to fully review and vote on the deal.

The leaking rancid details of the surrender to Iran.  It's possible, of course, that the president and his secretary of State forgot, with all the important things they must remember, that the United States is among the nations that have no diplomatic relations with Iran.  The presidency is a demanding job, as we all know, and who can expect the president to remember every little thing?  But there's more, and maybe worse.  The United States will assist Iran in combating nuclear sabotage and threats to its nuclear program.  This sounds like satire, something from an Evelyn Waugh novel, but it's true.

Obama's Iran Deal Should Die in Chattanooga.  It's unlikely the hideous terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was specifically ordered by ISIS, as was indicated by a tweet, but in the famous words of a woman who seeks to be our first female president:  "What difference at this point does it make?"  Inspired by or directed by is a distinction without a difference to the dead Marines and their families.

A Few Questions About Barack's Iran Deal.  Iran has, it is inarguable, prosecuted a ceaseless war of opportunity against the United States since the overthrow of the Shah.  The Iranians opened those hostilities with the taking of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed that hostile act with the taking of American hostages in Beirut by its proxies during the 1980s, engaged in naval warfare with us in the Persian Gulf in the early 1990s to their great detriment, bombed American servicemen stationed in Saudi Arabia and Beirut, fought a continuous proxy war against our ally Israel through Hezbollah and Hamas for most of the past three decades, and killed Americans with roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This in addition to wholesale support for international terrorism from a wide array of sources; in fact, no other country on earth has promoted jihadist terror against America and the West on Iran's scale since 1979.

The Dawn of Iranian Empire.  This agreement is a massive capitulation to Iran.  Having started negotiations with the goal of ending Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. and its European negotiating partners are winding up legitimating Iran's status as a nuclear power in waiting.

Steyn: Comparing Obama to Neville Chamberlain is Unfair to Chamberlain.  ["]When Churchill became prime minister he kept Chamberlain on and had him chair the War Cabinet in his absence.  And Churchill wept over Chamberlain's funeral casket, and claimed he was an honorable man who just happened to be wrong.  I don't think you can say that about Obama.  I think what Obama did is significantly worse than what Neville Chamberlain did.  I don't think, in effect, Obama was negotiating on behalf of the United States.  I think what happened at these talks is that he and the Iranians were, in a sense, negotiating together to anoint Iran as the regional power in the Middle East and to facilitate Iran's reentry, the biggest planetary sponsor of terrorism, to facilitate its reentry into the global community.  That's what Obama was there doing."

Forget Obama... Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible.  Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs. [...] It's an old game:  give sound bites against deficit spending, Obamacare, illegal aliens, and then vote exactly the way Obama wants them to.  Don't be fooled by all this simulated outrage.

Disarming America.  As the Obama administration has made abundantly clear, reducing global commitments take precedence over maintaining military strength.  His pie-in-the-progressive-sky decision to remove all American troops, as he put it, from a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government," in 2011 led directly to the rise of ISIS, a "JV team" that has flourished, even as that flourishing puts the lie to Obama's insistence he would "degrade and destroy" this band of ruthless and barbaric Islamist savages.  That promise has now morphed into a "generational struggle" against a "nimble" and opportunistic" army the president still refuses to attribute to Islam.

Obama Scolds CBS's Major Garrett For Question About US Hostages In Iran.  During a Wednesday [7/15/2015] press conference to promote the Iranian nuclear deal he had announced a day earlier, President Barack Obama fielded a question from CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett regarding the four Americans held captive in Iran and why he didn't seek their release during these negotiations.

Obama asks Iran deal skeptics: What's your alternative?  President Obama on Wednesday [7/15/2015] challenged critics of the agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program to present a viable alternative.  "This is the most vigorous inspection and verification regime by far that has ever been negotiated," the president declared in a press conference.

Obama Faces Widespread Public Distrust on Iran Deal.  President Obama will try to drum up support for the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal Wednesday afternoon at a news conference.  But with widespread public disdain and distrust of Iran, Obama may have trouble convincing Americans of the wisdom of dealing with a long-time arch enemy in the Middle East.

Three Americans the Iranians are Holding Captive That Obama Just Abandoned With His Odious Nuke Deal.  Obama decided to abandon three Americans that the Iranians are holding captive to get his nuke deal.  Obama could have made their release part of the package, but he didn't bother.  In fact, he and John Kerry never even mentioned these Americans held by Iran the whole time "negotiations" were ongoing (and by "negotiations" we mean Obama bending over backwards for the Mullahs).

Ted Cruz: We still have a chance to stop a 'mistake of historic proportion'.  Today, the international community led by the United States has agreed to not only legitimize and perpetuate the Iranian nuclear program, but also to further arm and enrich the brutal theocratic regime that has oppressed the Iranian people for more than thirty years — a regime that is wrongfully holding United States citizens captive, that is sponsoring radical Islamic terrorism across the globe, and that regularly promotes the destruction of both Israel and America throughout its streets.

Iran deal faces fight in U.S. Congress but will likely survive.  Republicans have majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, but they would need the support of dozens of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats to sustain a "resolution of disapproval" that could cripple a deal.

Iran Agreement: Déjà vu All Over Again.  We awoke Tuesday morning [7/14/2015] to learn that history had indeed repeated itself.  The lessons of Neville Chamberlain's failed diplomatic effort were not studied nor learned by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.  The claims of "peace in our time" are empty if dependent upon the goodwill of despots, dictators, theocrats, and autocrats — of which the Iranian regime can be classified.

U.S. Will Teach Iran to Thwart Nuke Threats.  Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal.  Senior Iranian officials, including the country's president, celebrated the deal as a victory for the country.  Iran's state controlled media quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying that the deal will "remove all sanctions while maintaining [Tehran's] nuclear program and nuclear progress."

Obama's Foreign Policy 'Achievements': Wins For Putin, Castro And, Now, The Ayatollahs.  This deal reflects a profound shift away from the way America deals with dictatorial regimes — in this case, Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet.  This deal rewards Iran to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars that will allow them to continue conduct business as usual, giving nothing up in return.

Levin: Iran Deal 'Planted The Seeds' 'For World War III'.  ## He continued, "there's no effective inspection regime here.  There's no effective sanctions.  The Russians and the Chinese are not going to allow them in any event.  Obama has sealed the fate of the next generation. ... I really believe that one day this is going to lead to a horrific war."  And that the deal has "sealed the fate of the people of Iran" and "may well have" sealed Israel's fate.

The Democrats' Strategy: Insist the Deal Doesn't Restrict Inspections.  We now know how the Obama administration and its friends will sell the deal with Iran: lie. [...] There have been a lot of depressing lies from this administration and its friends — "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan," "I didn't call the Islamic State a 'JV' team"; "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman," — but the fact that the administration and its allies will lie to the public about an issue as important as Iran's nuclear program is thoroughly dispiriting.

Iran Nuclear Deal Is The Worst Accord America Has Ever Made.  The Iranian deceptiveness we can count on is already matched by our president's own deceitful announcement.  As expected, President Obama has already begun to bully Congress.  "I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal," he promised in his announcement of the pact he claims will stop Iran from obtaining nuclear arms.  "I welcome a robust debate in Congress on this issue, and I welcome scrutiny of the details of this agreement" — that is, as long as afterward you agree to this badder-than-bad deal.

Iran can still get the bomb.  The proposed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the United States, Iran and other negotiating partners, contains a number of flaws, any one of which should be fatal to the deal. [...] President Barack Obama said that the means to verify the agreement are strong, but that is largely based on hoping Iran will cooperate.

The More We Find Out About the Iran Deal, The Worse It Gets.  This was a deal made on U.S. weakness, thanks to Obama and Hillary Clinton, with some help from John Kerry.  This gives Iran most of everything they want, kicks the can down the road on a nuclear armed Iran, and will ultimately make the Middle East less stable.  Good job, O!  And, let's face it, as more details come out, it will get worse.  There is literally nothing of benefit to the United States.

We Already Know What Will Happen.  The Democrat Party is in open celebration.  Barack Obama deserves a second Nobel Prize.  It is all about protecting the precious for them.  And it will remain that way until Iran signals that it has a bomb.  War will begin.  The right and Israel will be proven correct.  But by then it will be too late.  President Obama brings the world one step closer to war, but the media that has defended the precious for so long will keep doing so.  They are invested in the legacy of the man they made.

Obama caves to Iran on every issue.  The president of the United States has agreed to provide a state sponsor of terrorism with nuclear weapons, to open to flow of conventional weapons, and give them about $100 billion in the process.

Kristol: Iran Deal Worse Than We Imagined Possible.  William Kristol, political analyst and founder of the Weekly Standard, issued a dire warning to Congress over the president's nuclear deal with the Iranian regime.  Calling the deal "worse than we even imagined possible," Kristol urged Congress to "rise to the occasion" and override the president's threatened veto.  Saying the deal gives Iran $140 billion in return for "effectively nothing," Kristol describes the moment as "the bottom, the nadir" of American foreign policy that Congress must now do the hard work of pulling us out of by rejecting the president's "very bad deal."

Time to Call Obama and Kerry What They Are: Traitors.  Obama and Kerry had both voted against designating Iran's IRGC terrorist ringleaders who were organizing the murder of American soldiers as a terrorist organization while in the Senate.  Today they have turned our planes into the Air Force of the IRGC's Shiite Islamist militias in Iraq.  Throughout the process they chanted, "No deal is better than a bad deal."  But their deal isn't just bad.  It's treason.  Obama isn't Chamberlain.  He doesn't mean well.  Kerry isn't making honest mistakes.  They negotiated ineptly with Iran because they are throwing the game.  They meant for America to lose all along. [...] Obama made this deal to cripple American power in the Middle East.

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Iran deal: Obama leaves Pastor Saeed, other Americans behind.  The worst case scenario has happened.  The Obama administration has signed a deal with Iran — a deal that failed to secure the freedom of American Pastor Saeed Abedini and other Americans who remain imprisoned in Iran.  It is unconscionable that the United States would ink a deal and leave Americans behind.  But that's exactly what has occurred.

Obama's Nuke Deal Makes Israel The Enemy And Iran Our Ally.  The "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" is a bad deal because it's the first time the United States has offered extensive concessions to a nation that openly seeks to destabilize our interests.  It's the first time we will be offering an oppressive theocracy (one that still holds American hostages) hundreds of billions of dollars to menace our (former) allies via its proxies throughout the Middle East.  For the first time in history a president has legitimatized an openly anti-American state with expansionist aims to help him expand political legacy at home.

Hillary: I 'Twisted A Lot of Arms' to Get Iran Deal.  Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it.

Trump: Why didn't Obama demand that Iran release its four U.S. prisoners as part of the deal?  When the guy's right, he's right, especially the bit about Obama dealing from desperation.  When your only options are bombing Iran, doing nothing, and making a terrible deal that can be spun as successful, and you've already ruled out the first two, you're going to give up whatever you need to in order to make the third option viable.

Nets Hail 'Historic' Deal With Iran, 'Major Victory' for Obama.  During live breaking news coverage of President Obama announcing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran Tuesday morning [7/14/2015], all three broadcast networks labeled the deal "historic" and cheered the development as a "major victory" for the commander in chief, who made the deal a "top diplomatic priority."  On NBC's Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed:  "As we come on the air the President is about to deliver a statement on this historic nuclear deal reached with Iran overnight....  It could reshape the relationship between Iran and the rest of the world."

Bob Corker's Iran Nuclear Deal and the triumph of Failure Theater.  This morning the United States stands upon the cusp of abject surrender to Iran.  Not only are we about to sign an agreement which locks in Iran's ability to build nuclear weapons, we are doing so without requiring them to renounce terrorism and we will pay them something approaching $100 billion for the privilege.

Can Congress stop the Iran deal?  Now that the P5+1 and Iran have inked a deal that will unleash Tehran from decades of international sanctions, the agreement has to go before the legislatures in Iran and the US.  The former is a mere formality; if Supreme Leader Ali Khameini likes the deal — and there's zero reason to believe that Iranian negotiators would have acted without his express permission — then the Iranian parliament will rubber-stamp it.  That leaves Congress as the last remaining stage on which this deal must play before full implementation.

Obama's Deal: $150 Billion to Iran to Destroy Israel with Conventional Arms.  One of the most alarming and catastrophic elements being overlooked in yesterday's give-away deal to the mullahs is that Iran will soon receive $150 billion dollars.  With that money they can immediately go after Israel with tens of billions in horrific conventional weapons, missiles, bombers... way before any nuclear bomb is fully functional.  Israel will be overwhelmed as never before, and America will be more vulnerable to Iranian plots financed, bizarrely, by Mr. Obama's giveaways.  The mullahs can now echo Lenin:  "The West will supply us the rope to hang them.["]

A Very Good Deal — for Iran.  We have a deal.  It's a deal worse than even we imagined possible.  It's a deal that gives the Iranian regime $140b in return for ... effectively nothing:  no dismantlement of Iran's nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections, no curbs on Iran's ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, no halt to Iran's sponsorship of terror.

Iranian Courts Issue $50 Billion in Fines Against the U.S..  Iranian courts have reached a series of verdicts against the United States totaling $50 billion in fines.  Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei announced the tally of lawsuits brought against the United States at a press conference Monday [7/13/2015].

Netanyahu slams Iran deal as a "historic" mistake.  Israel's prime minister condemned Tuesday's [7/14/2015] international nuclear agreement with Iran as a "stunning historic mistake" and said his country is not bound by the deal, strongly hinting that military action remains an option.

Obama Signs Iran Deal, Says Bye-Bye to Western Civ.  Now we know what hope and change really meant.  Somewhere Frank Marshall Davis must be smiling.  Barack Obama toasted what he always wanted, the decline of the West, as our president finally rolled over and made a big nuclear deal with Iran, giving the ayatollah virtually everything he could have dreamed of, let alone needed — including control over nuclear inspections, making them meaningless — and getting nothing in return.

Iran: Nuclear Deal in Line With Khamenei's Demands.  Iranian sources familiar with the details of a final agreement scheduled to be announced on Monday [7/13/2015] said sanctions and an arms embargo against Iran will be lifted and restrictions on its nuclear activity will only be "temporary" in a deal that falls "within the redlines" laid out by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to Iran's state-controlled media.  As world powers work to secure a final deal, Iranian sources are indicating that the United States has caved on most major issues, including the timing of sanctions relief, the length of the deal, and arms sales to Tehran.

Iran Nuke Deal All But Done.  Cue the fat lady in the burqa — the Iran nuclear deal is done.  Two diplomats told the Associated Press that negotiators will announce on Monday [7/13/2015] that an agreement has been reached for Iran to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Awaiting historic sellout of Israel by Obama-Kerry.  President Barack Obama has, at least since 2012, claimed that he has Israel's back regarding his engagement with Iran.  But as the Iran nuke negotiations move closer to an agreement, with reports it could happen by tomorrow [7/13/2015], it is clear that Obama's words are empty rhetoric.

The Myth of Muslim Radicalization.  [I]f you're about to be beheaded by a masked ISIS Jihadist, a specialist in cultural sensitivity isn't going to help you much.  Western governments nevertheless keep rolling out their culturally sensitive approaches to fighting ISIS.  The key element in Obama's strategy for fighting ISIS isn't the F-15E Strike Eagle, it's a Twitter account run by a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer which claims to "Counter Violent Extremism" by presenting moderate Islamists like Al Qaeda as positive role models for the Islamic State's social media supporters.  So far 75% of planes flown on combat missions against ISIS return without engaging the enemy, but the culturally sensitive State Department Twitter account has racked up over 5,000 tweets and zero kills.

You Can't Keep Up with Obama's Incompetence, Corruption, and Hyperactivity.  Like a Malibu firefighter encircled by blazing brush, I can't decide where to aim my hose.  I spent most of Wednesday [7/8/2015] trying to pick which of that day's Obama-fueled infernos to douse.  I awoke to the news that Obama has fallen way behind on his promise to train moderate Syrians to fight ISIS.  After budgeting some $500 million to instruct and equip 3,000 anti-ISIS troops by year's end, Obama, in fact, has unleashed 60 such combatants.  That's 2 percent down, 98 percent to go.

Obama is his least inspiring when he's talking about combating terrorism.  The president is his least inspiring when he's talking about combating terrorism, and Monday [7/6/2015] was Exhibit A.  His tone and body language never conveyed resolve.  Even worse was what he said.  "Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas and more attractive and more compelling vision," he declared.  That's ridiculous.  Islamic State is not following a rational script drawn up by a debating society.  It's an army of bloodthirsty jihadists with no compunction about killing anyone and destroying anything that stands in their way.

Who Benefits From Endless Iran Negotiations?  In the hands of a president that was tough enough to mean what he said when he threatened to walk away from nuclear talks with Iran if it didn't get what it wanted, a negotiating deadline would be an effective tool to obtain the West's objectives.  But over the course of the last two years, the Obama administration has realized that when a deadline loomed they were the only players in the diplomatic standoff that started to sweat.  The Iranians quickly learned that faced with the prospect of President Obama's cherished dream of a new détente with their regime, the West preferred concessions to walkouts and accordingly stiffened their stands on outstanding issues.  That's why the U.S. has treated every such recent deadline as a flexible rather than a rigid concept, a decision that was repeated when first the June 30 date for an end to the talks and then the July 7th date that was regarded as the true end point passed without either an agreement or the U.S. team packing their bags and leaving Vienna.

Iran Made Illegal Purchases of Nuclear Weapons Technology Last Month.  The question is not whether Iran can be trusted to uphold the nuclear deal now being negotiated in Vienna (it can't), but whether the Obama administration and its P5+1 partners can be trusted to punish Iran when it violates the agreement?  Experience shows that unless Iran violates the deal egregiously, the temptation will be to ignore it.  For instance, Iran got away with selling more oil than it should have under the interim agreement.

The Most Idiotic Comment in Presidential History.  On Monday, President Obama spoke about his new strategy to take on the terrorist entity Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  In doing so, he explained that the battle against that terrorist group — a group he had once termed "JV" — would amount to a "generational struggle."  Why would defeating a ragtag army of primitives take generations?  Because, Obama explained, "This is not simply a military effort.  Ideologies are not defeated by guns.  They're defeated with better ideas."  To cap off this airsickness bag of gobbledygook, Obama then concluded, "We will never be at war with Islam."

The Editor says...
If Obama were a self-proclaimed Muslim, and everybody in the world knew he was a Muslim, what would he say or do that's any different from what he's routinely saying and doing today?  Nothing.  Therefore it is safe to surmise that Barack H. Obama is a Muslim.

The Staggering Cost Of A Largely Failed Fight Against ISIS.  President Barack Obama has presided over billions spent battling the Islamic State, despite, by his own admission, lacking a clear and complete strategy to defeat the terror group.  War against Islamic State has cost a total of $2.91 billion, averaging $9.2 million per day, according to the Pentagon.  More than 50 percent of the cost is directly tied to airstrikes, The Hill reports.  Republican Sen. John McCain has criticized the campaign against Islamic State as too weak, noting that 75 percent of airstrike missions return without firing a weapon.

Obama the triple-loser.  Obama is delusional. [...] When terrorism is at a peak, he announces that he has contained it and that he decimated al Qaeda.  In a moment of insane revisionism, he says that because of him "the United States is the most respected country on Earth."  Other really powerful leaders thumb their noses at him and laugh. [...] He is pushing for a counterproductive nuclear deal with Iran in order to announce that he is a peacemaker.  The opportunities for Iran's double-crossing us are rife, and if this deal goes through, he will be celebrating himself while the destruction of the world is at hand.  He likes the glamour of a nuclear agreement, but he doesn't understand or care about the results.

The Rockefeller Fund Spent Millions to Make the Iran Deal Happen.  Behind every great act of appeasement is a whole lot of dirty money and political influence.  And some of the usual sources make their appearance here.

As Nuke Talks Grind On, Iran's "Moderates" Call for Israel's Destruction.  Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and an ally of current President Hassan Rouhani, called for the destruction of Israel and described the country as "alien" and "temporary," according to a report Monday in Iran's official IRNA news agency. Rafsanjani, who heads the powerful Expediency Council, which advises Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made the comments in an interview with a Hezbollah-affiliated news outlet.

Iran Revolutionary Guards to Get Huge Cash Infusion From Obama's Nuke Deal.  The sanctions relief that is slated to accompany the emerging nuclear deal with Iran will likely enrich and further entrench Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Reuters reported on Monday [7/6/2015].

12 Times The Obama Administration Caved to Iran on Nuclear Deal.  An analysis from the Foreign Policy Initiative's Tzvi Khan published June 29 laid out the myriad ways the United States has fallen short, misled, or simply kowtowed on sanctions, uranium enrichment, Iran's breakout capacity, whether Iran could be a good actor, and more.  President Obama claimed in his 2015 State of the Union address to have "halted" Iran's nuclear program and "reduced" its stockpile, sweeping and inaccurate claims for which he earned three Pinocchios from the Washington Post fact-checker.  On April 2, when Obama touted the framework agreement and "historic understanding" between Iran and world powers, he claimed "Iran has also agreed to the most robust and intrusive inspections and transparency regime ever negotiated for any nuclear program in history."

White House Officials Plot Ways to Pressure Lawmakers Into Supporting Iran Deal.  White House officials on Monday [7/6/2015] held a private conference call with liberal organizations to discuss ways of pressuring Democrats and other lawmakers on Capitol Hill into supporting a nuclear deal with Iran that is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to an audio recording of that call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  The call, in which there were more than 100 participants, was organized by the liberal pro-Iran group Ploughshares Fund, which has spent millions of dollars to slant Iran-related coverage and protect the Obama administration's diplomatic efforts.

White House Instructs Allies To Lean On 'Jewish Community' to Force Iran Deal.  The White House is targeting Jewish groups in its latest push to blunt congressional criticism of an Iran deal that observers expect to be sealed in the coming days, according to a recording of a strategy conference call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and experts familiar with the call.  The White House's liaison to the Jewish community on Monday [7/6/2015] advised dozens of progressive groups to push a poll commissioned and distributed by the liberal fringe group J Street, which has been defending a deal with Iran.

What Obama Has Taught Us.  Iran so far has repaid Obama's indulgence by blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier in military drills, de facto running affairs in three other Middle Eastern states — Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen — and brazenly renouncing almost all the basic elements of prior nonproliferation understandings, from on-site inspections to cessation of enrichment to kickback sanctions in the event of noncompliance.  Iran embraces change, and looks forward to a nuclear future.

The U.S. response to Iran's cheating is a worrying omen.  If it is reached in the coming days, a nuclear deal with Iran will be, at best, an unsatisfying and risky compromise.  Iran's emergence as a threshold nuclear power, with the ability to produce a weapon quickly, will not be prevented; it will be postponed, by 10 to 15 years.  In exchange, Tehran will reap hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief it can use to revive its economy and fund the wars it is waging around the Middle East.

The Obama Administration Has Become Iran's Attorney.  Reuters is reporting about the Obama administration taking the Iranian side regarding a long list of violations to the interim Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed to at the beginning of April as well as the United Nations Security Council resolutions by seeking to procure illicit nuclear infrastructure and refusing to cooperate with the IAEA.  Despite evidence to the contrary, the Obama administration is denying they ever happened, or labeling them as inconsequential.

Obama has not severed his ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.  US President Barack Obama, who has not severed his links with the Brotherhood, is apparently not giving enough weight to the decisive role played by Egypt in the fight against radical Islam.  Far from granting the country the military and economic assistance it needs, he only recently restored the supply of a measure of military assistance, while still refusing to let Egypt get sophisticated equipment that would make it easier for the army to engage in guerrilla-type warfare in the difficult Sinai terrain.

Obama Administration Gets Caught Sweeping Iranian Violations Under The Rug.  With great fanfare on Tuesday 6/30/2015], the State Department reported that Iran has complied with a key condition of the interim agreement; significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium.  It was an accurate statement as long as one ignores Iran's violations.  And now a leading non-proliferation think tank is bashing the Administration for trying to sweep the violations under the rug.

The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history.  The devil is not in the details.  It's in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama's fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.  In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized "successful regional power," Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations.

Obama on ISIS Threat: "Ideologies Are Not Defeated With Guns, They Are Defeated By Better Ideas".  After consulting with military leaders at the Pentagon this afternoon [7/6/2015] President Obama held a press conference on the growing threat of ISIS.  President Obama declared the United States "will never be at war with Islam."  Obama also said, "ideologies are not defeated with guns but better ideas."  "We'll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam," President Obama said Monday afternoon.  "We are fighting terrorists who distort islam and its victims are mostly Muslims."

The Editor says...
If Obama had been president in 1943, we'd all be speaking Japanese now.

Did Obama Reopen Middle Eastern Slave Markets by Executive Order?  Wednesday [7/1/2015], President Obama publicly announced that he is issuing an executive order that the U.S. government will no longer criminally prosecute families of American hostages for paying ransom.  In so doing, he created a public market for the selling of American citizens — and raised the price on their heads considerably.  In real life, no American family has ever been prosecuted for paying ransom; but apparently the president wants to make sure that the terrorists know for sure, and that they can get their money without that nasty FBI getting in the way.

Iran Threatens to Go Nuclear If Talks Fail.  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted this week that Iran would decide to fully pursue its nuclear program in a way "harsher than what they [the United States can] imagine" if Western powers fail to uphold any nuclear agreement expected to be finalized in the coming days.  Rouhani's comments come as negotiators in Vienna struggle to solve disagreements over a range of issues concerning the future of Tehran's nuclear program.  The ongoing disputes prevented the sides from finalizing the agreement before a self-imposed June 30 deadline.  Talks are now expected to continue through July 9.

Iran Repatriates 13 Tons of Gold Under Sanctions Relief.  Iranian officials said Monday [6/29/2015] that the Islamic Republic's Central Bank has successfully repatriated 13 tons of gold as part of a package of sanctions relief provided to Iran by U.S. and Western powers.  The gold was transferred to Iran by the government of South Africa, which had been holding onto the assets due to harsh sanctions meant to pressure Tehran to rein in its rogue nuclear program.  The gold appears to have been released as part of a sanctions relief package that will have awarded Iran nearly $12 billion in unfrozen cash assets by the time negotiations wrap up next week.

State Dept. Ejects, Threatens Journalist Covering Iran Nuke Talks.  The State Department today refused to allow a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon to attend a press briefing given by lead negotiator Wendy Sherman and threatened to call security to have him removed.

On Iran, this is a moment for President Obama to be strong.  In the next few days, we may see a signed deal that reflects the framework announced by the Obama administration and Iranian negotiators back in April.  It is an emerging agreement that almost no one, including former advisers to President Obama, believes would be a strong deal that sufficiently advances U.S. interests and bolsters our national security.

The President's Failed Leadership on Iran.  The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration's pattern of retreat.  As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our allies.  In the most recent example, Secretary of State John Kerry backed off from the longstanding demand of the United States and its partners that Iran come clean about the possible military dimensions of its program before any deal is signed.

Congress Knows Everything the Administration Knows.  What can be so important that all of the above is overlooked by the Administration for a piece of paper outlining the terms of a deal that — if history is our guide — doesn't accurately reflect Iran's capabilities and on which Iran is prepared to cheat?  A hope and a prayer?  A legacy for Mr. Obama?  A Nobel Peace Prize for Mr. Kerry — consolation for losing the presidential race?  Too much risk of too many lives for too little return.  If a deal is signed — by June 30th or July 7th (the new possible date) — looking the way it looks now, Congress must find its unified voice and put a stop to it, voting a resolution of disapproval with more than 60 votes.

Nuclear Deal Would Leave Iran With 5,000 Centrifuges.  Iran will be permitted to operate more than 5,000 nuclear centrifuges under any final deal secured in the coming days, according to Western sources who fear that the Islamic Republic could use such technology to continue building a nuclear weapon.  Sources commenting on the resumed talks indicated on Tuesday [6/30/2015] that Iran and Western powers have reached a deal that would enable Iran to continue operating more than 5,000 nuclear centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium to a level needed for a weapon.

Report: Powers Give in — No Inspection of Iran's Nuke Facilities.  The P5+1 countries led by the United States under Barack Obama have caved in to Iranian demands and will not insist on inspections of nuclear installations as part of a deal on Iran;s nuclear weapons program, Channel 1 reported Sunday [6/28/2015].

Obama on Iran: 'I will walk away' from bad deal.  President Obama on Tuesday [6/30/2015] warned Iran that he is prepared to walk away from nuclear talks if Tehran does not submit to rigorous inspections of its nuclear sites.  "I will walk away from the negotiations if, in fact, it is a bad deal," Obama said.

Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline: report.  US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran's leadership via Iraq's prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday [6/29/2015] on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.  Hamshahri, Iran's highest-circulation daily, citing a lawmaker, said "one of the leaders of a neighbouring country" took the message from Obama to officials in Tehran.

White House denies private letters to Iran.  The Obama administration is denying reports the president reached out to Iran's leadership ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Tehran.  "Reports that the president recently sent a letter to Iran's leadership are not accurate," a senior administration official said Monday [6/29/2015].

US intel chief calls Iran the leading terror sponsor, as nuke talks enter final phase.  The nation's top intelligence official labeled Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism and called the regime — and its proxy Hezbollah — the single most important factors keeping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in power, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.  The warning comes as Obama administration officials enter the final phase of nuclear negotiation with Tehran.  But despite the diplomatic track, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assailed the country's role in destabilizing the region in the letter to Republican senators.

The Iran Deal, Then and Now.  One week before the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a series of demands about the final terms. Among them:  He called for an immediate end to all United Nations Security Council and U.S. economic sanctions on Iran; he said Iranian military sites would not be subject to international inspections; he declared that Iran would not abide a long-term freeze on nuclear research; and he ruled out interviews with individuals associated with Iran's nuclear program as part of any enforcement plan.

Obama cries 'uncle' on Iran.  If President Obama is trying to vindicate critics of his Iran policy, he could hardly do a better job than he is doing this week.  The Obama administration's desperation and eagerness to make a deal have been quite obvious for some time.  And no one has been more acutely aware of this than Iran's theocratic government.  The most recent manifestation of this desperation has been the State Department's protracted effort to delay release of a report on Iran's human rights record.  That report is supposed to be released Thursday — four months after the deadline, an unprecedentedly late stage of the calendar year.  And even now, it is only happening because Republicans in Congress threatened to cut the State Department's budget.

If you don't want a nuclear-armed Iran, stop appeasing it.  In 2013, when the Iranian regime came crawling back to the negotiating table to barter a deal over its illicit nuclear program, a well-placed sanctions regime had brought it to its knees.  This was the best opportunity to force Tehran to dismantle its nuclear program and settle Iran's nuclear issue once and for all.  But instead, Obama offered the Iranian regime nuclear concessions and gave it carte blanche over its other nefarious activities — a big mistake.

Bribing Iran With Technology Is A Strategy For Disaster.  If you knew a gambling addict at risk of losing his family's life savings was in Las Vegas at the blackjack tables, would you make a deal with him that limited him to slot machines that take only quarters?  That's similar to the approach that the Obama administration is taking a week before yet another deadline in the Iran nuclear talks.  Tehran is being offered advanced light-water nuclear reactors that the administration hopes would replace the heavy-water Arak plant, which when completed will be able to produce plutonium to fuel multiple atomic explosives each year.

Obama's Contradictory, Appalling New Hostage Policy.  President Obama Wednesday announced a new policy regarding U.S. hostages that is designed, albeit not purposely, to get more Americans kidnapped and killed.  The policy, in short, is that while the government still may not ransom hostages, private citizens can — even though it's against the law — and will be aided by the government in their "communications" with the terrorists.  Obama said as much during an appearance at the White House, and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it was only "likely" that the administration would at least try to dissuade families from paying ransoms and did not deny a reporter's statement that the government was giving its "tacit approval" to the practice.

US aim for 'zero civilian casualties' draws criticism.  U.S. and coalition air forces are aiming for zero civilian casualties in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), frustrating some lawmakers who say the military campaign is progressing too slowly.  While officials say they can never be absolutely certain of who's on the ground, U.S. and allied forces are refraining from airstrikes against ISIS if there's a risk of even one civilian casualty.

Iran Demands More Nuke Concessions.  Iran is insisting the United States and world powers deliver more concessions at the negotiating table, including consenting to demands that any final nuclear agreement last less than 10 years.  The call for greater concessions was made in a speech Tuesday [6/23/2015] by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who accused the United States of "seeking to destroy Iran's nuclear industry" and of being "on the opposite side of everyone in Iran."

US, West ready to offer nuclear equipment to Iran if it limits possible atomic weapons programs.  The United States and its allies are willing to offer Iran state-of-the-art nuclear equipment if Tehran agrees to pare down its atomic weapons program as part of a final nuclear agreement, a draft document has revealed.  The confidential paper, obtained by the Associated Press, has dozens of bracketed text where disagreements remain.  Technical cooperation is the least controversial issue at the talks, and the number of brackets suggest the sides have a ways to go, not only on that topic but also more contentious disputes, with less than a week until the June 30 deadline for a deal.

Dems, Republicans & Experts Question Terms of Iran Deal.  Politicians and experts from across the political spectrum are calling into question the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.  The two primary issues — verifiability and the possibility of military dimensions (PMD) of the Iranian nuclear program — threaten to derail the agreement.  A report, "Verifying a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran," written by the former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Olli Heinonen, states that for the agreement to be effective in real terms, verifiability must be a function of "unfettered," "anywhere, anytime" access and not subject to any bureaucratic procedures which would give Iran time to alter the results of any inspections.

Chanting 'Death to America,' Iran MPs vote to bar military inspectors.  With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted Sunday [6/21/2015] to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.

Kerry's Absolute Idiocy.  [Scroll down]  I don't think the administration has ever tried to spin up reporters on the claim that the US "has absolute knowledge" of Iran's military nuclear work.  Certainly it's never been a top message.  But administration officials have no choice:  the Associated Press confirmed last week that the P5+1 has collapsed on the demand that Iran come clean about its past atomic work, which would gut the verification regime that the White House has made the key criterion of any deal.  Without knowing what the Iranians did in the past there's no way confirming they've stopped doing those things, which means there's no way that Kerry's other line about confirming that prohibited "activities have stopped" could ever be true.

Obama Gives Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards To Osama's Bodyguards.  Chances are that the terrorists will return to the battlefield or carry out other acts of terror against the U.S. Obama's own intelligence czar has documented that nearly 30% of prisoners transferred from the Cuban prison have been confirmed or suspected of having re-engaged in terrorist activities.  That means for every three freed from Gitmo, one has returned to holy war against us.  Military analysts say that their ability to track all former detainees is limited, so the recidivism rate may, in fact, be much higher.

Obama transfers six more Gitmo detainees, including alleged bin Laden bodyguards.  Six detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including two alleged Usama bin Laden bodyguards, have been transferred to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday [6/13/2015].  The terror-related detainees are all from neighboring and embattled Yemen.  They departed Friday from the U.S. detention center, at a Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to get terror suspects off battlefields.  This is the first time in roughly the past five months that Guantanamo suspects have been transferred, as Congress considers new restrictions on such moves.

State Dept Struggles to Explain Massive Nuke Concessions To Iran.  State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke claimed Friday [6/12/2015] that the "goal posts haven't moved" in Iran negotiations as he struggled to explain the administration's latest concessions.  The United States is in negotiations with Iran in regards to their nuclear program.  During Friday's press briefing, Rathke struggled to define what concessions or conditions were required for the Iranians to meet for a nuclear deal to be achieved.

At what point does a President's actions become treason?  I don't know how else to say it.  Barack Obama seeks a nuclear Iran that has hegemony over the Middle East.

Huge AP Scoop Catches Obama With His Pants Around His Ankles (Not Reggie Love-related).  Barack Obama was just caught red-handed lying through his teeth about the Iran deal and attempting to fool Congress and the American people about "sanctions."  I contend this takes us well beyond the point of questioning Obama's judgment and brings us to the point of questioning his motives.  I fear if enough Americans continue to ignore what Obama is doing in broad daylight, we will become victims of the greatest scam since the Trojan Horse rolled into Troy — with similarly disastrous results only on a worldwide scale.

Allen West: Obama Made 'Greatest Military Blunder World Will Ever Know' in Iraq.  Last week, Obama admitted at a G-7 summit in Germany that the U.S. still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to defeat ISIS.  But [Lt. Col. Allen] West, who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, says that the commander-in-chief needs to admit he made a mistake before he can turn the volatile situation in Iraq around.  "And I think one of the most important things is the president needs to stand up and be forthright and say he got it wrong.  That's the start to having an effective strategy, is admit that he had it wrong in the first place... Getting it wrong is a president that probably made the greatest military blunder that the world will ever know," the former congressman said.

Pentagon Official Reacts Angrily to Obama's ISIS Strategy Claim.  According to Fox News, a military official is taking issue with the president's claim that he is waiting for a plan from the Pentagon to come up with a complete strategy to degrade and defeat ISIS.  On Special Report tonight [6/8/2015], Charles Krauthammer noted that Obama occasionally stumbles on the truth, as he did when he admitted that his administration does not yet have a strategy to defeat ISIS; but as is always the case with this president it's never his fault when something goes wrong. [...] Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of the Americans agree with Obama that he has no strategy to defeat ISIS.

Pentagon spokesman:  Hey, we have a strategy against ISIS.  Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby appeared on Morning Joe today [6/9/2015] to walk back Barack Obama's contention that we don't have "a complete strategy" against ISIS yet — after a full year of ISIS territorial gains and genocide in Iraq and Syria.  Kirby said that we "absolutely" have a strategy, but offered up aspirational goals rather than the plan to achieve them.

State Dep't Explains Obama's 'We Don't Yet Have a Complete Strategy' Remark.  President Obama was talking about the training and equipping of Iraqi forces when he told reporters on Monday [6/8/2015] that he doesn't have a "complete strategy" in place, said State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.  "If you watched and if you read the transcript of what the president said, I think it should be clear that he was speaking about how to accelerate and optimize the training and equipping of Iraqi forces, including the integration of Sunni fighters, and not the overall strategy to fight — to fight ISIL," Rathke said at Monday's State Department briefing.

UN: U.S. Failed to Report Iran's Violations of Sanctions.  A UN panel says that the White House and other Western governments have neglected to report Iranian violations of the sanctions regime.  "The current situation with reporting could reflect a general reduction of procurement activities by the Iranian side or a political decision by some member states to refrain from reporting to avoid a possible negative impact on ongoing negotiations" between Iran and the P5+1, the UN panel said in its June 1 report, and made public today.

Lawmakers Take Aim at Iran's Missiles, Omitted From Nuclear Talks.  Three weeks before the deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, lawmakers will hold a hearing Wednesday [6/10/2015] on an issue that was left off the agenda at the nuclear talks — ballistic missiles.  The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa has invited intelligence and security experts to testify on "Iran's enduring ballistic missile threat."

Obama's Recent Out-Of-Touch Remarks: What Planet Is He On?  Nothing prevents Obama aides from declaring his strategy a "success," even as Ramadi fell.  That's a mere "setback," as in the Mosul setback and the Fallujah setback.  We're setbacking ourselves to victory.  The setbacks occur because ISIS is "nimble, and they're aggressive, and they're opportunistic."  No kidding.  Wait till these JV guys play varsity come fall.  As opposed to, say, the brave pilots who venture out hunting IS targets with no ground support, then must circle an hour or so awaiting White House permission to attack each target.  Three of four U.S. planes return with ordnance undropped.

The lamest of negotiators.  Given the facts of the negotiations, it's impossible to see how any deal with Iran could possibly benefit American national security or that of any of our allies, especially including Israel, whose very existence Iran has promised often to end.

US Embassy moves Fourth of July Celebration to June 4 'out of respect for Ramadan'.  In a mind-boggling gesture of official US Government dhimmitude, the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia celebrated our sacred Independence Day holiday on June 4, so as to avoid any conflict with the month-long Ramadan celebration. [...] Perhaps the pipe dream of peddling electric motorcycles to one of the world's biggest petroleum exporters that happens to have a pretty large conventional motorcycle industry of its own took precedence over our national dignity?

Forfeiting America's Military Leverage.  While there are numerous diplomatic strategies to accomplish that, one of history's more effective means of pursuing foreign policy goals was for a superior power to conspicuously display naval forces in the waters of the weaker power, posing a military threat until satisfactory terms with the weaker nation could be reached.  Such "gunboat diplomacy" could be remarkably persuasive.  But if there is such a thing as the opposite of gunboat diplomacy, we are witnessing it in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.  There will be repercussions.  The United States and other leading nations taking part in the negotiations have military capabilities that dwarf those of Iran, at best a second-rate power.  Yet, in spite of the huge military advantages — not to mention the moral gulf between the U.S and Iran, or the huge stakes of allowing Iran to go nuclear — negotiations have proceeded as if between equals.

John McCain: White House Preparing New Plan to Close Guantÿnamo.  The Obama administration is drafting a new plan to shut down the U.S. detention facility at Guantÿnamo Bay, Defense One reported on Thursday [6/4/2015] based on comments by Arizona Sen. John McCain.  The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told the publication that he has been in talks with the White House and proposed an outline for the closure of the Cuba-based prison camp that could win support in the Republican-majority Congress.

Gohmert: 'If There's a God, As the Bible Talks About, There'll be Price to This Nation For Acting in Such a Way'.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) said on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday [6/4/2015] that God may make the United States pay a price because, Gohmert said, the Obama administration has been telling people in Africa it will help them counter radical Islam but only if they abandon their Christian views on abortion and same-sex marriage.  "Only if you will violate your Christian beliefs will we be willing to come help you," Gohmert said, summarizing his understanding of the administration's view.  "If there is a God as the Bible talks about, there will be a price to this Nation for acting in such a way."

Report: Obama Plans to Free Up to 10 Detainees from Guantanamo Bay Soon.  The Obama administration, while the Senate debates halting transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and keeping the prison operable indefinitely, is planning to free up to 10 detainees, possibly in June, Defense One has learned.  "You're likely to see some progress in June," an unnamed senior defense official told Defense One.

Harf: 'All of the Nuclear Experts' Told Me Iran Will Reduce Stockpile Levels to Right Amount.  State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf continued pushing back Wednesday [6/3/2015] against a New York Times report on Iran's increased nuclear fuel stockpile and its potential violations of a deal with the U.S., saying "all of the nuclear experts" had assured her Iran would be in compliance with the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) by the June 30 deadline.  One reporter asked if Iran keeps increasing that stockpile, would that not make it much more difficult to reduce it to the agreed-upon level by the end of the month?

Is Obama a villain? Or only delusional?  President Obama is trying to make nice with Jewish American voters again — those who haven't caught on to his multiple betrayals in the Middle East.  Israelis — those who are in touch with reality — feel betrayed.  The Saudis feel betrayed.  Egypt feels betrayed.  Libya was betrayed worst of all, and believe it or not, before Obama became president even Syria was considered to be friendly to the United States.  More than 200,000 dead Syrian Muslims, Christians and Kurds later, Obama may still smile and smile, but the Arab world and the saner half of Israel keep wondering if he is a villain.  The only regime that loves us over there keeps chanting, "Death to America! Death to Israel!"  Obama tells us they don't actually mean it.  He tells the world to "trust me" on Iranian nukes.

Iran's Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations.  With only one month left before a deadline to complete a nuclear deal with Iran, international inspectors have reported that Tehran's stockpile of nuclear fuel increased about 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, partially undercutting the Obama administration's contention that the Iranian program had been "frozen" during that period.

If Iran's Program is Frozen, Why Is Their Nuclear Stockpile Growing?  The Obama administration is puzzled.  They're convinced that Iran is committed to a process of negotiations over its nuclear program that will forestall its efforts to build a bomb and begin a new period of détente between the Islamist regime and the West.  Moreover, they've been preaching endlessly that the interim agreement signed in November 2013 "froze" the Iranian program in place. How then to explain the fact that, as the International Atomic Energy Agency has reported, the size of their stockpile of nuclear fuel has increased by more than 20 percent over the last 18 months while they were talking with the West and supposedly freezing their nuclear work in place?

Obama Assures Iran It Has Nothing to Fear.  At this point, there is virtually no one in Israel or the United States who thinks it is remotely possible that the Obama administration would ever, under virtually any circumstances, use force against Iran.  Though President Obama and his foreign policy team have always claimed that "all options," including force, are always on the table in the event that Iran refuses to back down and seeks to produce a nuclear weapon, that is a threat that few took seriously.

Obama just tossed away his last card on Iran's nukes.  As the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear deal approaches, President Obama is putting all his cards on the table — by announcing he is keeping no cards in his hand.  In an astonishing interview with Israel's Channel 2, the president declared that "the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement.  "A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates.  It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program, but it would not eliminate it."

The New Iranian Hostage Crisis.  When the family of Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American Marine, learned he was taken prisoner in 2011, the State Department told them to keep quiet.  Family members were told Amir would be in greater danger if they went to the media than if they remained discreet.  That silence now looks like a mistake. [...] One might think that advocates for the four American captives wouldn't mind if they were released as part of a nuclear deal.  But at least for Hekmati, this is not the case.  According to his sister, he has said he does not want to be a pawn in the negotiations.

'We Need This Nightmare to End': Families of Iran Hostages Bring Their Stories to Congress.  Four relatives representing all of the American hostages in Iran made an unprecedented appearance before a congressional committee today [6/2/2015], telling lawmakers that they fear leverage slipping away as the Obama administration barrels toward its June 30 nuclear deadline with Tehran.  Jason Rezaian, who has reported from Tehran since 2008, was seized on July 22, 2014, in a raid on his home.

Obama: 'Military solution' will not stop Iran.  A deal between world powers and Iran is the only way to prevent Tehran from getting nuclear weapons, President Obama told an Israeli television station.  In the interview on Channel 2, which is slated to air Tuesday night [6/2/2015] in Israel, Obama reiterated his support for a nuclear deal with Iran over a military option.  A preview of the interview ran on Monday.  "I can, I think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and evidence and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement," he said.

Where is Obama's own 'will' to fight Islamic State?  After the Islamic State captured the key Iraqi city of Ramadi last week, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed the stunning loss on "a failure of the Iraqi forces to fight."  Allied air strikes were "effective," he said, but the Iraqis lacked the will to confront the Islamic State.  That careless TV sound bite sums up why the administration's efforts to degrade and defeat the Islamic State are stalling.  You'd never know from Carter's complaint that U.S. tactical and strategic errors, including an ineffective air campaign, contributed mightily to the debacle.

Ruthless Trials Show Iran Can't Be Trusted.  American journalist Roxana Saberi was convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in 2009.  Iran released her after 100 days; she says she still doesn't know why authorities detained her.  In 2011, Iranian authorities arrested Amir Hekmati, a dual citizen who served in the U.S. Marines, when he went to Iran to meet his relatives for the first time.  Tried for espionage, Hekmati originally was sentenced to death; the punishment later was reduced to 10 years on lesser charges.  In 2013, a Revolutionary Court sentenced Saeed Abedini, a naturalized American from Idaho, to eight years for establishing underground churches in homes.

White House Excuse for Ramadi Defeat: Lack of Diversity.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday [5/26/2015] exculpated Obama's Iraq strategy and instead blamed Iraqi leaders' failure to integrate their armed forces for the dramatic loss of Ramadi to ISIS. [...] It's not unreasonable to question the commitment of Iraq's largely Shiite force to defending Sunni areas like Ramadi its ability to relate to the local population.  But this isn't enough to explain the catastrophic failure of Obama's policy.

Obama's strategy for the Middle East has backfired.  The fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Islamic State and recent gains by the group in Syria are the latest signs that President Obama's strategy to defeat this brutal terrorist group is failing.  But the problem is far bigger than that.  The president's entire approach to the Middle East has backfired.  The Middle East is more dangerous and unstable than when Obama came into office — a time when Iraq and Syria were more stable, the Iranian nuclear program was considerably less advanced and the Islamic State did not yet exist.  Much of this instability is a result of Obama's disengagement from the region, best symbolized by the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011.

U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi.  The U.S. watched Islamic State fighters, vehicles and heavy equipment gather on the outskirts of Ramadi before the group retook the city in mid-May.  But the U.S. did not order airstrikes against the convoys before the battle started.  It left the fighting to Iraqi troops, who ultimately abandoned their positions.  U.S. intelligence and military officials told me recently, on the condition of anonymity, that the U.S. had significant intelligence about the pending Islamic State offensive in Ramadi.  For the U.S. military, it was an open secret even at the time.

Iran's Third Path to a Bomb.  The emerging agreement with Iran that President Obama sees as his legacy will give Iran three paths to a bomb:  it can break out, wait out, or sneak out of the agreement.  Iran will pocket its huge signing bonus; take reversible steps toward "compliance"; then either break out (perhaps after a dispute about implementation, or while the U.S. is involved in some other crisis), or wait out (after which, President Obama concedes, Iran will face no further barrier to a bomb), or sneak out (using secret sites and undetectable methods).

Democrats Want Obama To Relocate 60,000 Muslims From ISIS Central Into US.  Democrats are demanding that Obama move to bring in 60,000 Syrian refugees and resettle them in America, with most likely the majority being Muslim. [...] Look I can see why one might want refugees to be taken care of in such awful situations, but why [...] does America have to do everything all the [...] time?  You're telling me that in all the 57 Muslim states, not one is willing to take these refugees on so we have to?

Obama Says Iran Won't Be More Dangerous with an Extra $150 Billion Dollars.  The Goldberg interview with Obama reads like a conversation with an idiot.  Actually make that two idiots, both of whom are also compulsive liars.

Obama's fecklessness on Islamic terror.  The stirring speeches of yesteryear inspired us then, and still do.  In times of grave danger, great leaders rallied their nations with appeals to duty and visions of victory. [...] "I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.  We will accept nothing less than full victory!" Gen. Dwight Eisenhower said in his D-Day address to Allied troops.  Then there is Barack Obama.  After the Islamic State won major battles in Iraq and Syria last week, he said:  "I don't think we're losing."

Why aren't we taking out those flag waving ISIS trucks?  We know where President Obama's priorities are.  He sees global warming or climate change as the threat of our times.  Indeed, we have to care for our Earth but President Obama needs to read his daily security briefing more seriously.  By now, ISIS has taken Ramadi and sits 90 miles (i.e., Dallas to Waco) from our U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Do any of the "yes we can" screamers surrounding President Obama remember the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-81?  A Baghdad hostage crisis would make Tehran look like a PG movie.

Iranian Special Forces Commander: 'Obama Has Not Done a D*** Thing' to Fight ISIS.  Iranian elite paramilitary force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani accused the United States of having "no will" to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and blasted President Barack Obama as not having "done a d*** thing" to quell the terrorist insurgency.  The remarks follow news that Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah is planning to increase its presence in Iraq to combat ISIS.

Obama Gift-Wraps Hard-Won Ramadi To Islamic State Jihadists.  'The Cemetery of the Americans."  That's what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006.  Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot by snipers.  Within weeks, the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded.  My own public affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there.  It was the hardest-fought battle of the war, but we won.  That was then.  This is now.  Now President Obama has handed the city back to terrorists, gift-wrapped.

More don't believe Obama, see ISIS winning.  Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, President Obama has claimed anew the United States is not losing in his war on ISIS.  But now comes a new public opinion poll showing that, once again, a growing number of his countrymen do not believe the commander-in-chief.

Iran's Ayatollah: Nuke Inspectors Will Not Have Access to Military Sites, Scientists.  As the Iran nuclear talks were due to resume in Vienna on Wednesday [5/20/2015], Iran's spiritual leader and its main nuclear negotiator both doubled down on rejecting a core element of any deal — the right of international inspectors to access military sites.  Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told military commanders Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers.  He said Iran will resist "coercion and excessive demands," the Associated Press reported.

3 Years After He 'Ended the War': Obama Declares Iraq a 'National Emergency' for U.S..  President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress yesterday giving notice that he was extending the "national emergency" the United States has experienced as a result of the problems in Iraq since 2003, when the U.S. first invaded that country and removed the regime of Saddam Hussein.  President Obama pulled the last U.S. troops out of Iraq at the end of 2011.  Then — while running for reelection in 2012 — he repeatedly stated at campaign rallies that he had "ended" the war in Iraq.

Obama White House declares war with ISIS a 'success,' but for whose side?  Last weekend an unspecified number of American Special Ops boots landed on the ground in Syria and killed a senior ISIS commander and about a dozen others.  The same weekend a relatively small number of ISIS troops captured Ramadi, the major provincial capital of Iraq's Anbar Province.  This despite allied air power.  And the world watched the flight of thousands of U.S.-trained Iraqi troops, abandoning additional fleets of U.S. military vehicles to the enemy.  Obama's press secretary was asked if this sort of event constituted the kind of "success" the administration has touted against ISIS?  "Overall, yes," said Josh Earnest, earnestly.

Obama's Middle East Policy Is In a State of Collapse.  The "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq" that Barack Obama and Joe Biden hailed as one of Obama's "great achievements" in 2014 has regressed into chaos as a result of Obama's premature withdrawal of American troops.  But it isn't just Iraq.  Syria is the closest thing to Hell on Earth.  Iran is working away on nuclear weapons and delivery systems.  Yemen has fallen to Iran's proxies.  Saudi Arabia is looking for nuclear weapons to counter Iran's.  ISIS occupies an area the size of Great Britain.  Libya, its dictator having been gratuitously overthrown by feckless Western governments that had no plan for what would follow, is a failed state and terrorist playground.

Obama: that chlorine gas Syria is using, well I'm fine with it.  Back in 2013, Syria was accused of using chemical agents against the opposition.  True to form, the Syrian army didn't make much of a distinction between combatants and civilians.  This quickly became one of Barack Obama's "red lines."  I use quote marks here because no one really knows what [...] Obama is talking about when he talks about "red lines."  I think it is some kind of a communist code phrase for "do whatever it is you want to do," because Iranian nuclear weapons were also a "red line" and now he's agreed that they can develop them.

The U.S. State Department Is Now Al-Qaeda's Command And Control Center.  The United States is "deeply concerned" about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Morsi, a State Department official said on Sunday [5/17/2015]. [...] While Russia recognizes the Muslims Brotherhood as "terrorist organization," the U.S. State Department refuses to do the same.  Morsi was a proven terrorist in a court of law and now as it seems that the United States is defending and is attempting to protect terrorists.  It seems that the State Department has become the emergency Command and Control Center for the very mother that bore Al-Qaeda:  the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now that they await their turn to visit the gallows, the State Department acts as an emergency A-Team unit to rescue it?

Isolationism With Drones Is Leading to American Failure.  The Times of London reported this Sunday [5/17/2015] that, according to "senior American officials," Saudi Arabia has decided to purchase nuclear weapons "off-the-shelf" from Pakistan.  Whether or not this specific report turns out to be accurate, it is clearly the case that the Gulf Arabs feel betrayed by the Obama administration's facilitation of an Iranian nuclear program, not to mention our slow-motion withdrawal from the role of securing commerce in the Persian Gulf, and our abandonment of an ally in Yemen.  It stands to reason that the Gulf Arabs will want nukes of their own, and they have not been shy about broadcasting that fact.  So the result of Obama's extension of an olive branch to the mullahs, his pursuit of realignment and peace in the Middle East, is a regional nuclear arms race.

Obama the Magnificent.  You have to give President Obama credit:  he is a transformational figure, and the American media are loath to give him the credit he deserves.  Of course, the transformation he has had in mind and has partially accomplished had to be covert, for the American voters would never have chosen this course knowingly.  For the scope of the change he has wrought, as well as the cleverness of his strategy, sooner or later the Islamic world is bound to proclaim him, "Obama the Magnificent."

Iranian Ayatollah: We 'Will Never Allow' Inspections of Nuke Sites.  Iran will never allow Western powers or the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect Tehran's military sites as part of a final agreement with the P5+1 world powers, Iran's Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said Friday [5/15/2015] in an address to Tehran University students.

Obama's credibility Gulf.  As President Obama this week urged Gulf state leaders to back his dangerous Iranian nuclear deal, the scene underscored Arab allies' escalating anxiety about an empowered Tehran — and America's increasingly desperate attempts to allay fears.  Those absent from the Camp David summit said as much as those present.  A rare snub by King Salman of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf state leaders made clear that key allies aren't interested in being used as photo-op backdrops for the deal.

Fig leaves falling.  We have already learned that President Obama intends to reward Iran with a huge "signing bonus" at the outset of the arrangement.  He will agree to the removal of all United Nations sanction on Iran at the same time.  He will also waive our own statutory sanctions on Iran.  Just about the last fig leaf remaining on this element of the deal is the (utterly meaningless) assertion:  "If at any time Iran fails to fulfill its commitments, these sanctions will snap back into place."  Now Bloomberg News reports that this fig leaf is falling too.

Obama's Iran Deal Lie Collapses: Russia Says No 'Snap-Back' Sanctions.  President Barack Obama has defended the impending nuclear deal with Iran by promising Americans that there will be automatic "snap-back" provisions to restore sanctions automatically if Iran cheats on its obligations:  "If Iran violates the deal, sanctions can be snapped back into place," he said in April.  On Wednesday [5/13/2015], Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told Bloomberg News that there would be no such provisions:  "There can be no automaticity, none whatsoever," he said.

1.6 Million Immigrants from Predominantly Muslim Countries Since 9/11.  How many people in this country are aware of the fact that immigration from Islamic countries has doubled since 9/11?  According to data Conservative Review collated from the DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the U.S. has issued 1,628,854 green cards to immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from 2001-2013.

Obama DHS busted shipping busloads of Somali Muslims into California.  Caught on video, a driver for a DHS transport bus told some folks at a California gas station that he was transporting Somali and African immigrants to detention centers in Victorville, CA.  [Video clip]

'A [Really] Royal Snub'.  Saudi Arabia's decision to send its crown prince rather than its king to a summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David this week is no small snub, Bruce Riedel of Brookings argues:  It was timed and orchestrated to demonstrate as much dissatisfaction as possible with President Obama's behavior toward Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent, all the Sunni Gulf states.

Andrea Mitchell: Saudi Snub So 'In Your Face' It Can't Be Spun.  On today's [5/12/2015] Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell acknowledged the undeniable:  that the last-minute decision by Saudi King Salman not to attend the White House summit, after previously having informed John Kerry that he would be there, was such an "in your face" snub, so embarrassing to Kerry and the Obama White House, that "I don't see any way that they can spin it."

Fournier: Obama Could be One of the Worst Presidents Ever.  The relatively unbiased, and certainly not right wing, Ron Fournier of National Journal said Monday evening [5/11/2015] that President Obama could go down as "one of the worst presidents in our nation's history" if Iran develops nuclear weapons under the deal he's negotating with them and it inspires Arab Middle Eastern states to start constructing their own nukes.  Well, I have bad news for the liberal historians who write history.  The deal allows Iran to construct a nuclear weapon, and the Gulf monarchies aren't just going to [passively observe].

The Mideast Maelstrom on Obama's Watch.  Rarely in the history of American foreign policy has a U.S. president been so fundamentally wrong about a vital region in the world, with lethal consequences.  President Barack Obama's legacy will be an unstable, roiling Middle East and North Africa.  His policies are enabling a more aggressive Iranian regime to spread its Shiite brand of Islamic jihad throughout the region and gain a path to becoming a nuclear armed state.  His withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq in 2011, coupled with his abetting of the false hopes of the Arab Spring, have given rise to a strengthened Islamic State with ambitions for a transnational caliphate.

DHS Secretary: Counter-Terror Narrative 'Not Necessarily a Government Objective'.  The "effective use of social media" by Islamic extremists poses new and serious threats to the U.S. homeland, but "it's important to remember that a lot of the counter-narrative needs to come from within the community," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday [5/10/2015].  "And so, when I meet with community leaders, I am asking them, what are we doing to counter this narrative?  It is slick.  It is effective," Johnson said, referring to the terrorists' Internet recruitment.

McCaul: DHS Spending 'More Money' on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists.  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current "threat environment" is as high as he's ever seen it, and although the U.S. has "done a very good job" in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration "has done enough" to counter "homegrown violent extremism."  McCaul noted that President Obama's budget "allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism.

The Fool on the Hill.  America, the country Madeleine Albright once called the "indispensable nation", is suddenly nakedly and humiliatingly dispensable.  Two of the most important Gulf rulers have decided not to attend the summit on Iran president Obama scheduled in Washington.  It's a vital meeting on which the president has staked the future of his so-called historic initiatives. [...] It's diplomatic cream pie in the face.  The signals being sent from the region are scathing and dismissive.

President Obama's words-in-the-wind leadership.  Does President Obama have his fingers crossed behind his back whenever he's making promises about Syria?  The Pentagon said late last week that it had finally begun training Free Syrian Army fighters — eight months after Obama announced that America would do so as part of his strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS.  Worse, the news was surely prompted by a Los Angeles Times exposé just days earlier — which revealed that no training had begun, 11 months after the president announced a $500 million program for Syrian opposition fighters

Top Iran Commander: 'We Welcome War With The United States'.  A top commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told a state-run media outlet on Wednesday [5/6/2015] that Iran is prepared to go to war with the United States and will even "welcome war" to show off Tehran's power.

Great Work, Obama: Saudi Arabia Looking to Add Nuclear Weapons to Counter Iran.  Obama's policies would be worthy of a Monty Python skit were they not vectoring all of us toward an apocalyptic endgame.  A nuclear arms race in the Middle East?  How's that Mitt Romney vote looking now, dimwits?

A Bad Iran Deal Must Be Stopped Now.  Skeptics about the looming nuclear accord with Iran may be taking comfort from the promises of Republican presidential candidates to tear up the treaty as soon as they reach the Oval Office.  They shouldn't be.  Even assuming a Republican wins the White House next year (hardly a certainty), pulling out of the agreement won't necessarily fix its defects.  In fact it could make the situation even worse.

Ted Cruz: The Blood of Millions Will Be on Obama's head if this Insane Iran Deal Goes Forward.  Sen. Ted Cruz is an outspoken critic of the Obama administration's bizarre deal to loosen sanctions on Iran and allow it to continue to develop nuclear weapons.  A complicit GOP establishment — including "craven moron" Bob Corker and the mendacious malignancy known as Mitch McConnell are Obama's co-conspirators — and have essentially ceded the Senate's Constitutionally authorized power to ratify any treaty signed by the Executive.  Ted Cruz — reviled by the hacks in both parties — is one of the few statesmen left in Congress willing to fight this insane abdication of sanity on the part of Obama and the GOP fogies.  Tonight [5/6/2015] Cruz took to the Senate floor to rip Obama's deal and the GOP Establishment's support for it.

The Obama Deceit Doctrine.  Americans (at least those paying any attention) know that Barack Obama routinely lies to fulfill the one promise he has not broken:  to "fundamentally transform America."  But what he has done to empower Iran and pave its way to develop nuclear weapons trumps even that boastful claim:  Obama wants to, and probably will, fundamentally transform the world.  When he campaigned in 2008 Barack Obama dismissed concerns over Iran:  it is just a "tiny" country that doesn't pose a threat to us the way the Soviet Union did during the Cold War.  This was absurd.  Singapore is tiny; Andorra is tiny; the Vatican is tiny; Iran is not tiny.

Report: Iranian Navy Chases After U.S. Warships.  An Iranian naval fleet chased a U.S. warship and military planes through the waters off the southern coast of Yemen late Monday [5/4/2015] in yet another provocative encounter between the two nations, according to Iranian state media reports.  A U.S. warship and several planes reportedly "changed their direction" on Monday after encountering an Iranian naval fleet during a patrol in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, Iranian state media revealed.

Obama weighs offering Saudi Arabia weapons provided only to Israel.  The Obama administration is quietly pushing Sunni Arab allies in the Persian Gulf to create an advanced missile defense system, and is preparing to ramp up sophisticated weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in an effort to ease regional fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran.  With Secretary of State John F. Kerry set to visit Saudi Arabia Wednesday [5/6/2015] and Thursday, officials privately say the administration is weighing whether to offer Riyadh — already a major buyer of American and European weaponry — GBU-28 bunker buster bombs Washington has so far only been willing to provide to Israel.

Obama cowers as Iran hijacks a U.S.-flagged ship.  The U.S. should not allow Iran to seize any ships but President Obama's Pentagon has found some lawyers who advised them they don't have to defend a seized ship sailing under the Marshall Islands flag, despite the fact that the Marshall Islands is a U.S. protectorate.  What a message.  If an ally's ship is seized, the U.S. will look for a lawyer to say they don't have to defend them.

Obama Has Sown the Seeds of War: The Middle East Arms Race Explodes.  As Obama's deal with Iran gets closer, the panicky Gulf States are asking for assurances, weapons and security pacts from Obama before they take matters in their own hands.  Can you spot the problems with anything Obama might promise them?  It's hard to take anything the man says seriously.  Would you stake the life of your country on his word?

Like the Iranians, the Saudis Think Obama Is Weak.  If we decipher the causes of the U.S.-Saudi breakdown, two specific events stand out.  First, the American withdrawal from Iraq in December 2011. That decision led to Iran's seizure of Iraqi political dialogue and to Iraq's sectarian fragmentation, delivering it into the hands of ISIS. Second, President Obama's repeated WMD "red line" impotence in Syria.  Repeated, because Assad has repeatedly murdered Syrian civilians with chlorine gas since his Ghouta massacre of August 2013.  These two events encouraged the Saudis to believe that President Obama is unreliable and uninterested in their concerns.

Obama Has Given Up On Guaranteeing Free Traverse of the Seas.  The United States has enforced the free transit across the seas for centuries.  Iran is now taking piratical prizes; and Obama, you will not be surprised to hear, is okay with that.  The seizing of the Maersk Tigris wasn't just an act of piracy; it was a declaration of a new order on the seas, and Obama has, as usual, bowed to a foreign potentate.

The Real Fatwa.  [Scroll down]  The biggest sign that things are going swimmingly comes from Washington, where the Obama willingness to favor, or at least tolerate, most any Iranian advance or demand has long since transcended shame and transmogrified into parody.  When Pentagon lawyers coughed up the outrageous view that our defense pact with the Marshall Islands doesn't require us to do a thing for their captured ship and hostage sailors (except maybe pay off the mullahs, I suppose), it removed all doubt that we were the pulling guard for Iran's end-run around law and order when and where they wish.

Clever new Rubio amendment to Corker's Iran bill: The final deal must match this month's WH "fact sheet".  You remember the "fact sheet," don't you?  That's the document the White House released on April 2nd, the day it reached a "framework" deal with Iran, describing the terms that Iran had allegedly agreed to.  Snap nuclear inspections of all suspicious sites, a greatly reduced number of centrifuges, delayed sanctions relief until Iran satisfied its denuclearization obligations — it wasn't half bad, and certainly better than what an Obama skeptic might have expected.  The only problem:  Apparently no one told Iran that this is the deal they had agreed to.

Biden: 'Path has already been paved' to Iranian bomb.  Iran would have enough enriched uranium within three months to be able to make up to eight nuclear weapons if negotiations with the international community blow up, Vice President Joe Biden said late Thursday [4/30/3015], noting that "the path has already been paved" for that outcome.  Biden's remarks at a dinner for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy played off concerns by critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Obama administration is negotiating an agreement that paves the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon.

Iran nuclear deal: Obama's desperation is showing. And it's dangerous.  Rather than stand firm against Iran's regional expansionism and its constantly shifting nuclear redlines, the president has gone to great lengths to avoid alienating Tehran and repeatedly revised his own definition of success.  The result is that Iranian demands and red lines are dictating the contours of the emerging deal, instead of the interests of the U.S. and our Middle East allies forging the way ahead.

None Dare Call Them Treason: Obama's Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal & the Corker Bill.  The Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism, has been "fighting" the United States for almost 40 years.  And for the same period of time American policy toward Iran has been to prevent the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear weapons.  To advance that policy the United States Congress has imposed economic sanctions on Iran and past Presidents have made it clear that the United States was prepared to enforce that policy with all means necessary — implying at least the potential for military action if necessary to stop the Iranian nuclear weapons program.  The nuclear weapons deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have "negotiated" with Iran discards that wise policy and, in conjunction with legislation written and sponsored by Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, turns American constitutional processes for ratifying a treaty with other nations on their head.

Iran Announces Obama will be Lifting Nuke Sanctions in July.  Our president has emboldened the Iranians so much that they feel comfortable telling Americans sanctions will be lifted in July while at the same time informing U.S. Senator Tom Cotton he will basically have nothing to say about it.  President Obama is allowing Iran to become a superpower in the region.  He has abandoned our allies and has embraced Iran for a terrible deal.  While Mr. Obama won't sit down or try to work with the Republican Congress, he will sit down with Iran and give them more power than he gives Congress.  Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted Sen. Tom Cotton in a speech today [4/29/2015].  He said there will be a relief of sanctions in July, "whether Sen. Cotton likes it or not.

Report: Kerry Told Iran He Wishes 'U.S. Had a Leader like Iran's Supreme Leader'.  Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country's state-run media.  Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda claimed during Friday prayer services in Iran that in negotiations over Tehran's contested nuclear program, Kerry told the country's foreign minister that he "wished the U.S. had a leader like Iran's supreme leader," according to a Persian-language report on the remarks published by the Asriran news site.

Pentagon lawyers discover we don't have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran.  Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression.  The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday [4/28/2015] that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag.  The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday.

U.S. Navy Dispatches Vessels After Obama's Iranian Negotiating Partners Seize Allied Cargo Ship.  A ship traveling in international waters, owned by a company with significant ties to the U.S. government and flagged to the U.S.-protected Marshall Islands, was diverted under fire by Iranian naval forces to the port of Bandar Abbas.

World War O.  Obama pledged in his 2013 inaugural address that "a decade of war is now ending," but the numbers suggest otherwise.  The U.S. takes regular lethal action in at least five countries.  U.S. troops are deployed in three conflict zones.  And America is directly involved in a pair of Arab civil wars.

U.S. Offers Its Own Catch-'N'-Release Plan For Terrorists.  You've heard of the Saudi Arabian terrorist "rehab" program, where ex-Gitmo detainees are sent to finger-paint, then released where they just rejoin the jihad?  The U.S. is trying its own version of that insanity.

Saudi Arabia Rents U.S. Military, Courtesy Barack Obama.  After killing hundreds of Yemenis, including many civilians, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced that it was halting its bombing campaign.  Now Operation "Restoring Hope" is to begin.  A cynic might wonder if that is the hope of the Saudi king for more subjects to rule and plunder.  No doubt the KSA will kill more Yemenis for no cause before the war truly ends.  Apparently incapable of resisting the temptation to meddle in the Middle East, the Obama administration is part of Saudi Arabia's ten-member "coalition" against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Obama Lied About Iranian Nukes.  President Obama lied to the American people about the true nature of Iran's nuclear program, according to declassified material.  Add this to a litany of lies told by our president.

Obama Lied: He Has Known All Along That Iran is Only 4 Months From Making Atomic Bombs.  Obama and his corrupt regime attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying that Iran was only months away from being able to build its own nuclear weapons.  On the contrary, Obama insisted that Iran was a year or more away from that feat.  But now news has emerged that Obama lied.  He knew all along that Iran was only months away from the bomb.

Obama's credibility gap: The President has forfeited the people's trust in his nuclear negotiations with Iran.  In selling his nuclear deal with the Iranians, President Obama says that his "historic understanding" would "cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon."  He asks the American people to trust his word and judgment.  That trust must be denied, because Obama hasn't been straight with the American people about Iran's nuclear capabilities.

Did Susan Rice Disclose Classified Info on Iran?  Bloomberg's Eli Lake reports Tuesday [4/21/2015] that the Obama administration kept secret until the beginning of April Iran's two to three month breakout time for a nuclear weapon, saying "the administration only declassified this estimate at the beginning of the month, just in time for the White House to make the case for its Iran deal to Congress and the public."  Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, speaking to reporters on Monday [4/20/2015], said that the administration has held this assessment for "quite some time."

Read the fine print on Iran.  The Obama administration has capitulated on so many aspects of the Iran deal that the press has learned not to take its statements at face value. [...] The administration is desperate for a deal.  Once it agreed to let Iran keep its facilities and thousands of centrifuges — and gave every indication it would not use force (What — you want war?!) — Iran could patiently wait to whittle down the administration's must-haves to pale imitations of their original form.  It is for this reason that the nub of the deal set out in the framework is unacceptable, and that Congress should insist the president start over.

Obama's Three Premises.  Obama's worldview is not consistent with the foundational heart of America's founding.  He sees nothing wrong whatsoever in his actions.  Thus, his opprobrium against America continues because we, as a nation, are wrong.  Our values are distorted; our strengths are our weaknesses; our foundations are ill-begotten and need to be dismantled.  His contempt for the nation is the correct reaction for Obama.  And thus, we find Obama will agree to a "phased-in relief to sanctions" for Iran with absolutely nothing in return but empty gestures.

State Department Won't Rule Out $50 Billion 'Signing Bonus' For Iran.  The State Department on Monday [4/20/2015] would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called "signing bonus" for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds.  Experts have said this multi-billion dollar "signing bonus" option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory.  A cash release of $30 to $50 billion upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would come in addition to the more than $11 billion in unfrozen assets that Iran will already have received under an interim nuclear accord reached in 2013.

Congress Should Try to Kill the Iran Deal Now.  We thought we had a bad deal with Iran; then it looked like we didn't really have a deal at all.  Now it appears President Obama is doing everything he can to make whatever we have worse.

Obama Kept Iran's Short Breakout Time a Secret.  The Barack Obama administration has estimated for years that Iran was at most three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb.  But the administration only declassified this estimate at the beginning of the month, just in time for the White House to make the case for its Iran deal to Congress and the public.

Watchdog Group: White House Gaslighting Journalists Over Iran.  The Obama administration has been gaslighting reporters over concessions to Iran that could release between $30 to $50 billion dollars in frozen Iranian assets as soon as a nuclear deal is signed, Washington DC-based watchdog the Israel Project accused on Monday [4/201/2015].  The group cited President Obama's move on Friday to placate Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei's latest demand for immediate sanctions relief upon signing a deal.  While the Obama administration insisted it had not shown flexibility and offered no new concessions, it was simultaneously preparing to phase out sanctions in such a way that would offer the Iranians immediate and significant economic relief, the Israel Project said.

The Corker Bill Is Worse Than Nothing.  The Iran deal is of significant enough national security consequence that it should be treated as a treaty, subject to the Constitution's condition precedent of supermajority approval (two-thirds) before it can be ratified.  To be sure, a practice has snowballed over the last century under which international understandings are treated as executive agreements not subject to the Constitution's treaty process.  This has happened largely because the number of international arrangements has increased, and most of them (though not all of them) are uncontroversial.  Nevertheless, this practice has not repealed the Constitution's treaty clause.

Obama's "breakout time" shell game.  Eli Lake shows that the Obama administration has been playing a shell game with the public when it comes to estimating Iran's nuclear "breakout time."  Behind closed doors, the White House has long estimated that Iran is three months (at the most) from developing enough fissile material for a nuke.  Until recently, however, Obama did not disclose this estimate.  Instead, he stated publicly that it would take Iran at least a year to develop nuclear weapons.

Obama's Iran Disaster.  I'm guessing that President Obama, despite his roots in Kenya and Indonesia, has never negotiated for a carpet or anything else in a Middle Eastern bazaar.  If his negotiations with Iran are any indication, he is the kind of innocent abroad who pays $100,000 for a carpet that's worth $100.  Already his talks with Iran have been characterized by American concession after American concession.

The Iran nuclear deal is unwritten, but it's the best we can do, Obama assures.  Remember the hundreds of thousands of new jobs certain to erupt by 2010 thanks to $1 trillion in extra Obama administration spending?  Remember how President Obama vowed swift justice to the murderers of four helpless Americans in Benghazi?  Remember how you can keep your doctor and health insurance under ObamaCare?  Remember how Obama promised to halt Iran's development of nuclear weapons because they would launch a nuclear arms race in the world's most volatile region and allow Iran to attempt its avowed erasure of Israel?  Well, folks, your favorite incumbent president is morphing again right before your disbelieving eyes.

When did America forget that it's America?  The Obama administration apparently believes that only after a nuclear agreement is signed can the free world expect Iran to stop its attempts at regional domination, improve its human rights record and, in general, behave like the civilized state it hopes the world will recognize it to be.

Iran's nukes are the greatest threat to peace in our time.  Iran is the world's biggest state sponsor of terror.  Iran's Aytatollahs are now trying to build their own nuclear weapons.  Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened to annihilate Jewish families across the state of Israel.  Four years ago I authored a bipartisan Iran sanctions Legislation that passed the Senate by a vote of 100-0.  These sanctions forced Iran back to the negotiating table.  They were so effective they dropped the value of Iran's currency by 3/4.  This was probably the entire reason why the Iranians even showed up at the negotiations.

Obama to host Persian Gulf leaders at Camp David in May.  President Obama will host leaders of Persian Gulf nations at the White House and at Camp David next month, the White House said Friday [4/17/2015].  Mr. Obama will meet with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — on May 13 in Washington and then host them at Camp David on May 14.

Obama on Russian Missile Sale to Iran: No Big Deal, They're Just 'Defensive'.  President Obama said today [4/17/2015] he's "surprised" that Russian President Vladimir Putin actually waited until now to sell missiles to the Iranians.

Obama's partners in peace rebuilding Hamas war machine in Gaza: tunnels, missiles and more.  No wonder Israeli liberals and conservatives alike have aligned to oppose Barack Obama's diabolical plan to give Iran the bomb.  They see what's going on in Gaza — where the Palestinian people are segregated from their fellow Arabs in Egypt by an apartheid wall that no one ever seems to mention — as Iran rebuilds its terror proxy Hamas in order to wage another war with Israel.

Levin: 'US Senate Just Capitulated to Obama,' and Rewrote the Constitution's Treaty Provision.  Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin called out Senator Corker and the Republican-led Senate yesterday [4/14/2015] saying, "the United States Senate just capitulated to Obama," and "just rewrote the treaty provision of the Constitution."

Was History Made Today?  In case you haven't heard, the Senate today finally threw up a roadblock in front of Obama and his mad dash to give Iran the H-Bomb. [...] As far as I can recall this is the first time since his inauguration that one of Obama's pet policy objectives has been turned back at the door.  May this set a precedent for the final years of this disastrous presidency.

Netanyahu Not the Cause of Obama's Dislike of Israel.  [Scroll down]  Just last month, Barack Obama published classified information showing the world photographs of Israel's hidden nuclear site, and its inner workings.  It was his gift to Iran, Hamas, and ISIS. [...] Obama's inner identity is tied to Islam.  We all identify with the ethos of our formative years.  His father and stepfather were Islamic, as is his family back in Kenya and Indonesia.  His brothers are active Islamists.  He was raised on the Koran in Islamic countries, and attended Islamic madrassa and grew up with its attitudes, sights and sounds, aspirations and narrative, likes and dislikes.

Obama is the most dangerous president in history.  He lied when promising the world that the U.S. would never allow Iran's war fanatics to have nuclear weapons.  While Obama was demagogically repeating, "Never! Never!," his alter ego Val Jarrett carried on secret talks with the mullahs, resulting in today's total surrender.  Today we have a fuzzy "framework" (that Iran denies even agreeing to), which gives the world thirteen years before the mullahs can set off Armageddon.  After thirteen years, all bets are off, assuming the enemy doesn't violate its "promises" tomorrow, which it has a long history of doing.  This is not sane.

How the White House lost control on Iran.  It's not often that a White House gets clobbered on a major foreign policy initiative, unanimously, in Congress.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's 19-0 vote on the Corker-Cardin measure after virulent administration opposition up until this morning was the end result of a series of events that have rendered a thumbs-down verdict on the president's credibility in preventing a nuclear capable Iran.

New 9/11 Vowed As Obama Yawns.  The Islamic State has called on its supporters to carry out another 9/11.  With the arrest of several IS suspects in the past two weeks, the threat shouldn't be taken lightly.  So why is the White House playing it down?

Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously backs bill demanding congressional vote on Iran deal.  This is some nice maneuvering by Bob Corker around a president who's gotten used to blowing off Congress and having his party back him up on it.

Russian Missile Sales to Iran Cross White House 'Red Line'.  Russia's announcement on Monday [4/13/2015] that it will proceed with the sale of advanced missile systems to Iran crosses a so-called "red line" established by the Obama administration in 2010, according to comments by senior administration officials.  Following years of dissent from the United States, Russia announced on Monday [4/13/2015] that it would proceed with the sale of the advanced S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, which has been vying to purchase the hardware for years.  The announcement sparked criticism from the Obama administration, which has been pressuring Iran since at least 2010 to withhold the sale.

Decoding the Obama Doctrine.  Is this a random series of errors by an incompetent leadership or does some grand, if misconceived, idea stand behind the pattern?  To an extent, it's ineptitude, as when Obama bowed to the Saudi king, threatened Syria's government over chemical weapons before changing his mind, and now sends the U.S. military to aid Tehran in Iraq and fight it in Yemen.  But there also is a grand idea and it calls for explanation.  As a man of the left, Obama sees the United States historically having exerted a malign influence on the outside world.

Don't Believe What Obama Says Iran Says.  For the past week President Barack Obama has been busy talking up an "historic understanding" with Iran.  Since April 2, when negotiators ended marathon talks and an overnight session in Lausanne with the announcement of a framework agreement on the future of Iran's nuclear program, the administration has been in overdrive trying to sell the arrangement to Congress (and wary Gulf countries) as a "good deal."  But what is the administration selling?  What is the deal?

Netanyahu told cabinet: Our biggest fear is that Iran will honor nuclear deal.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a recent meeting of the security cabinet that if a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers is indeed signed by the June 30 deadline, the greatest concern is that Tehran will fully implement it without violations, two senior Israeli officials said.

Obama Deal With Iran Leaves a U.S. Marine Behind.  A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying.  Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom?

How you know there's a huge problem with the Iran nuclear agreement.  You know there's a problem with the Iran nuclear agreement when The White House releases a fact sheet to the press outlining the agreement, and Iran issues a statement claiming the fact sheet is false... within 15 minutes.

Putin's Missile Could Make U.S. Attacks on Iran Nearly Impossible.  This nuke deal with Iran had better work.  Because the Kremlin is lifting a ban on selling a powerful air defense system to Iran that would render an air strike on Tehran's nuclear weapons facilities nearly impossible.

Obama's Iran 'Framework' Is a Chimera.  There is not, nor has there ever been, an Iran deal.  The "framework" the president announced last week was just a stunt.  As yet another negotiations deadline loomed with the president plainly unwilling to walk away despite Iranian intransigence, Congress appeared poised to end the farce by voting to stiffen sanctions.  The "framework" is a feint designed to dissuade Congress and sustain the farce.

Trouble for J Street? Liberal Jews Turn on Obama Over Iran Deal.  The top political and intellectual leaders of the Israeli left are coming out against President Obama's capitulation to Iran.  This development will impact the political dynamics in Israel, the American Jewish community, and the US-Israel relationship.  And it will leave J Street on the fringe, once again.  Israel's Labor Party opposition, known during the recent election campaign as the Zionist Union, issued an official press release on April 2 criticizing Obama's Iran deal.

Obama says partisanship wrangling over Iran nuclear deal 'needs to stop'.  President Obama said Saturday [4/11/2015] that partisan wrangling over the nuclear agreement with Iran has gone beyond pale and said the harsh criticism of the deal "needs to stop."  Obama said that Arizona Sen. John McCain had suggested Secretary of State John Kerry's explanations of the framework agreement in Iran were "somehow less trustworthy" than those of Iran's supreme leader.  "That's an indication of the degree to which partisanship has crossed all boundaries," an exercised Obama said in a news conference at the end of the two-day Summit of the Americas.

The Editor says...
Mr. Obama's partisanship has no known boundaries.  No doubt Mr. Obama would prefer that all criticism of him would stop.  He has this in common with dictators everywhere.

Read Obama's Lying Lips.  On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama was elected President in what many considered a landslide victory, winning the popular vote by 8 million votes.  One of his campaign slogans was "change we can believe in."  Let's take a look at what he said after being elected.  Here are some examples of his statements regarding Iran.  On July 1, 2010 he said, "the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons."  In the 2012 State of the Union address he again made his views clear by stating emphatically, "America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal."

What If Nobody In Washington Knows How To Stop Iran Nukes?  Even if the framework the Obama administration has announced is the least bad option, it is still suboptimal.  What if the actual deal is worse than what's described in the State Department's so-called fact sheet?

Framework 'deal' more like nuclear Rorschach test.  Something unusual happened last week:  President Obama told the truth.  But don't worry, the State Department quickly told a lie to cover it up.  The short version is this:  The president said that in the 13th year after the nuclear "deal" with Iran, the Islamic republic will be able to build a nuclear bomb virtually on demand.

Thinking the unthinkable about Obama's Middle East Policy.  Just to recap, we have the Saudis already bombing [...] the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.  The Egyptians are bombing ISIS jihadists in Libya who slaughtered Coptic Christians.  There are credible reports of Iranian troops massing near the Israeli lines in the Golan Heights.  Thousands of suicidal Hamas fanatics, modern day troglodytes, are once again digging tunnels in Gaza and being re-armed by Iran.  And Iran's bootlicking spawn Hezb'allah, among the foremost virulent Jew haters on the planet, eagerly waits for orders to launch an estimated 40,000 well-entrenched surface-to-surface missiles into the Israeli population centers.  Plus, Hamas desires Abbas's untimely demise, and ISIS is out-tweeting Iran for bragging rights as the radical Islamic state most likely to restore a 9th century theocracy.

Why The Obama Admin Will Pretend Ayatollah Khamenei's Comments Were Never Made.  Not long after Israelis chose to keep Benjamin Netanyahu in office, White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough told J Street, the left wing anti-Israel Jewish organization, "We cannot simply pretend these comments were never made."  The comments in question were Bibi's declaration that there would never be a Palestinian state under his watch.  However, when it comes to Iran, the Obama Administration is modern day version of The Great Pretender.

White House admits lying to Congress and America on Iran deal.  Since announcing the nuclear weapons deal with Iran, we've documented numerous instances where Obama blatantly and callously lied about the substance of the deal in communications to Congress and the American people.  In the past three days other developments have taken place that demonstrate the extent to which Obama has lied about what the deal says.

Obama's Mindless Spin on Iran.  If one were to deny Barack Obama the use of straw-man attacks, misrepresentation of facts, accusations that opponents are operating in bad faith, and other non-sequiturs, one would hear mostly silence coming from the White House.  This administration is chronically incapable of having a serious argument with its opponents.

The Iran Deal And Its Consequences.  Iran's centrifuges have multiplied from about 100 at the beginning of the negotiation to almost 20,000 today.  The threat of war now constrains the West more than Iran.  While Iran treated the mere fact of its willingness to negotiate as a concession, the West has felt compelled to break every deadlock with a new proposal.  In the process, the Iranian program has reached a point officially described as being within two to three months of building a nuclear weapon.

Iran Repudiates Obama Deal, Will Use Military-Grade Centrifuges to Enrich Uranium.  Iran's foreign minister and lead nuclear negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told legislators that Iran would start feeding uranium into advanced centrifuges as soon as the nuclear deal with the P5+1 nations goes into effect, The Times of Israel reported today [4/8/2015].  Enriching uranium in advanced centrifuges would violate the parameters agreed to last week, according to American and French fact sheets showing their understandings of the deal.

Iran nuke deal is no deal at all.  The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal.  The various parties to the talks did come away with an agreement, but it was an agreement to haggle more about what a deal might look like.  We don't have a good word for such things, so people use "deal" as a placeholder.

Obama's absurd Iran deal.  There goes the credibility of America's intelligence chiefs in judging President Obama's tentative framework of a nuclear deal with Iran.  "I certainly am pleasantly surprised that the Iranians have agreed to so much here," CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday evening [4/8/2015].  Based on the terms touted by Obama as Iranian concessions, Brennan added:  "The individuals who say that this deal provides a pathway for Iran to a bomb are being wholly disingenuous."

Iran's Humiliation Of Obama Continues: Sanctions Must End Instantly When Deal Signed.  Eventually, Iran will go too far, the more sensible Europeans who negotiated against Obama and Iran in Lausanne will pull out, and the whole thing will be formally scuttled, probably before Congress has a chance to shoot it down with a bipartisan vote.  But meanwhile, the world's leading sponsors of terrorism are enjoying themselves tremendously at Obama's expense.

Iran pulls the rug from under Obama.  President Obama wanted a deal with Iran so badly that he thought he actually had one.  However, today President Rouhani of Iran spelled it out for him.  The deal he had isn't the one he thought he had.

Carly Fiorina: Iran Talks Have Failed Negotiating 101.  Carly Fiorina, former chairman and CEO of Hewlett Packard, said President Obama is "rewarding bad behavior" with the Iran nuclear deal, adding that the president should have stopped talking to Iran after the first 6-month deadline for an agreement passed.  "The reason I say that is because we have been sending signals to Iran and to everyone else in the world that bad behavior will be rewarded.  Why do I say that?  Think about Iran's behavior over decades," Fiorina said during a discussion at Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Ex-secretaries of state Kissinger, Shultz pan Obama's Iran nuclear deal.  The former top diplomats said that the framework agreement with Iran effectively concedes any option of using military force to compel Iranian compliance.

Obama's Right.  Now I consider the agreement Obama has negotiated a dishonorable and dangerous product of appeasement, and so it pains me to side with him against political figures I admire and generally support.  Nevertheless, I have to confess that I think he is right in arguing that the only alternative to a deal is war.  By this I do not mean that war is the only alternative to Obama's deal alone.  What I mean is that war is the only alternative to any deal the Iranians would be willing to sign — if, that is, the purpose is really to prevent them from getting the bomb.

Iran Framework Deal: Greatest Political Hoax Ever?  I have fallen into the trap almost everyone has, in referring to an Iran "nuke deal" and "Framework deal."  Based on what the White House has revealed, the "deal" is a very bad deal, as we have explored here repeatedly:  It purports to give Iran its dual goals of maintaining and improving its nuclear infrastructure while removing sanctions and ensuring the economic viability of the oppressive Mullah regime.  But it's even worse.  Based upon statements made after the initial announcements, it's clear that there is no deal, just enough vague verbiage to allow each side to portray the "deal" however it wants.  There is no meeting of minds, not binding contract, nothing.

Obama's Partners in Peace: The complete obliteration of Israel in another Holocaust is "nonnegotiable".  Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran's Basij militia, said in an interview that "erasing Israel off the map" is "nonnegotiable," The Times of Israel reported today [3/31/2015].

When Iran tests its first nuclear weapon, Obama should be forced to return his Nobel Peace Prize.  Only fools express any trust in Obama these days or the Iranians who have made him look the fool when no one in their neighborhood or the world trusts a thing they say or do.  After more than six years of listening to President Obama's unremitting lies, when he says of the latest "accord" with Iran, "It's a good deal" and standing in the Rose Garden declares that the U.S. and Iran have reached "an historic understanding" the only history being made his own ignominy and idiocy.

Obama: Recognition of Israel won't be part of Iran deal.  It's not exactly a secret that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the terms of the framework for the deal with Iran on their nuclear program, but he offered a suggestion to improve it this week:  demand that Iran recognize the state of Israel and its right to exist.  If the Iranians want to create a peaceful nuclear energy program and refrain from using the economic windfall to sponsor regional terrorism and insurrection, what better way to show it than to open normal diplomatic relations with Jerusalem?

Beauty Queen Barack and the Tehran Mullahs: Partners in peace.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Obama has pinned all his hopes and his legacy on achieving world peace with the Mullahs of Iran.  Yes, these are the same Mullahs who shout "Death to America!"  Who call us the "Great Satan." [...] Even as they sponsor rogue terrorists.  Openly fund radical Islamists hellbent on suicidal annihilation of modern civilization.  They call us the "Great Satan" as they openly and brazenly provide arms to Hamas jihadists who lob missiles at civilians trying to live peaceably in Israel.  They call us "Great Satan" as they vow to obliterate Israel from the map of the Middle East.  Truly, the only hint of modernity these robed savages seem to embrace is the atomic bomb.  Or as President Obama calls it, peaceful, civilian energy production.  Yes, in the land of unlimited oil in every direction, Iran is just innocently looking for cheap fuel that is vastly expensive to manufacture and use.

Obama Faces New Opposition from Congress over Iran Deal.  The president assumed that he would be able to bypass Congress altogether or render them ineffectual in obtaining a final nuclear deal with Iran.  He did not seem to take into account that Republicans won a majority of both houses in 2014.  Nor did he grasp the fact that many in Congress, both Democrat and Republican, resented being bypassed and ignored for seven years and having their constitutional responsibilities usurped.  Congressional pushback came in the form of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015, put forth with bipartisan support by the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn).

Mark Levin explains what Congress should do with Obama's Iran nuke deal.  Mark Levin said he had a brilliant idea this weekend on what Congress should do with Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.  Based on the Constitution, Levin explains that the Senate should treat the deal like a treaty and vote on it.  And if it doesn't pass, it's done.  [Audio clip]

Obama Admits His Plan Will End With Iran Getting The Bomb.  President Obama admitted in an NPR interview Tuesday morning [4/7/2015] that Iran will end up with the bomb in the end.  "What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero," Obama said.

The Brutality of Obama and the Left.  If [Wesley] Pruden is correct, the president, along with the rest of the left, wants an enemy to develop nuclear weapons in order to diminish the U.S.  Iran is developing ICBMs, too.  The implications are stunning. Any deal Obama strikes with Iran will only be about forestalling nuclear weapons attainment.  The consequences of Obama humbling his own nation: a nuclear armed Iran sparks a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race.  (Sunni Saudi Arabia won't tolerate Shia Iran menacing it.)  Iran, with delivery capability, can strike targets in the U.S. Thirty-six years of hatred toward America, and calling for America's death, by Iran can't be shrugged off.

Tough Sell: Obama Ramps Up Lobbying Campaign On Iran Deal.  Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday [4/7/2015] that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years.

Echoes of Clinton in Obama's awful Iran deal.  In announcing his nuclear framework, the president declared:  "This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world."  He said the deal requires them to "freeze [their] existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities."  He said the agreement "does not rely on trust.  Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency."  The president who spoke those words was not Barack Obama.  It was Bill Clinton, on Oct 18, 1994, announcing that his administration had reached agreement on a nuclear framework with North Korea.  Twelve years later, North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb.

Obama's Iran Deal is Utterly Insane.  This deal would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world and would threaten the very survival of the State of Israel.  The deal would not shut down a single nuclear facility in Iran, would not destroy a single centrifuge in Iran and will not stop R&D on Iran's advanced centrifuges.  On the contrary.  The deal would legitimize Iran's illegal nuclear program.  It would leave Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure.  A vast nuclear infrastructure remains in place.

Iranian President: All Sanctions, Boycotts, Embargos Will Be Gone Forever on Day One.  According to Fars News Agency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed the US officials' claims that Tehran and the world powers have agreed on the suspension of the sanctions against Iran, reiterating that boycotts and embargos will be lifted forever under a final deal.  "During the negotiations, we have always planned for the termination of the economic, financial and banking sanctions and we have never negotiated on their suspension, otherwise, no understanding would be made," Rouhani said on Sunday [4/5/2015].  Secretary of State John Kerry said they will be phased out.

NPR: The Deal Struck with Iran Was Not the Deal Announced by President.  NPR aired a fascinating segment Saturday morning [4/4/2015].  "Iranian and American officials are busy selling the deal back home, but it does seem as if they're talking about two different agreements."

Iran framework: Not good, not a deal.  On the most general level, the Obama administration, which once called for ending Iran's nuclear weapons program, is now copacetic with a radical Islamist state, a state sponsor of terror devoted to the destruction of Israel, retaining a nuclear weapons infrastructure capable of making multiple bombs.  To believe that we will cut off all pathways to Iran's development of a nuclear weapon with a deal such as this is to ignore the nature of the regime, its current and past history in obstructing inspections, the veto power we have given to the United Nations Security Council to resolve disputes about violations and a multiplicity of concessions already suggested in the framework.

Why aren't we hitting the Islamic State harder?  The president has made clear he does not want Congress or anyone else to tie his or her hands as he does battle.  "We believe it's important that there aren't overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander-in-chief," spokesman Josh Earnest said in February, stressing that Obama needs "the flexibility to be able to respond to contingencies that emerge in a chaotic military conflict."  But it appears the president is putting overly burdensome constraints on himself.  As of the third week in March, the U.S. had flown about 12,000 strike sorties against the Islamic State — that is, fighter and bomber missions intended to drop bombs or fire missiles against Islamic State targets.  Of those, about one in four — just 25 percent — actually dropped bombs or fired missiles.  The rest returned to base without attacking any targets.

Obama Undermines His Own Case for the Iran Deal.  [Scroll down]  Here's the catch: Two days earlier, at the announcement of the framework agreement, Obama praised the efficacy of renewing sanctions in case Iran cheats.  "If Iran violates the deal," he said.  "Sanctions can be snapped back into place."  All of this presents a major problem for Obama and his team as they try to sell their deal to a skeptical Congress.  If Obama doesn't think the sanctions that have cut off Iran's banks from the international finance system and blocked the Tehran government from legally selling its oil will halt the regime's nuclear program, why does he think snapping them back would deter Iran from cheating?

After nuclear framework, will Obama be able to confront Iran?  Perhaps Obama's greatest liability as his administration looks to push the Iran talks across the finish line is the concern that this arrangement would embolden Iran and that the lifting of sanctions might allow the Iranian regime to devote even more resources to anti-American interests.  Obama is willing to gamble that a nuclear deal he sees as central to his legacy will not send the Middle East spiraling further into chaos.

Munich, Anyone? Obama's Iran Agreement in Translation.  When Barack Obama told us on dozens of occasions that we could keep our previous health plan and doctor under the Affordable Care Act, he was doing it for one of two reasons.  Either he was ignorant of his own legislation (unlikely) or he was deliberately lying to get it passed.  He knew best what was good for us and if he had to prevaricate, so be it.  The so-called framework agreement on Iranian nuclear activities is almost exactly the same.

Sen. Bob Corker Pushes Congressional Review Of Iran Deal On Fox News.  Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), appeared on Fox News Sunday [4//2015] saying discrepancies on the political framework agreement between the U.S and Iran reveal the necessity for congressional review of any final deal.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans to vote April 14 on Corker's "Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015."

The WH's Response to Kenya Massacre Is Logically Consistent — and Utterly Absurd.  What caused nearly 150 deaths at Kenya's Garissa University College last week?  The Associated Press summarizes:  "The attackers separated Christian students from Muslim ones and massacred the Christians."  Yet here is what the White House had to say in response: [...]

Our Once-In-A-Lifetime President.  Obama has learned not to repeat the grandiose claims of his first-term Cairo speech about what a difference he himself being president can make.  Indeed, he's learned to cloak his deep narcissism in a matter-of-fact pseudo-realism of the kind he displays in the Friedman interview.  But the "once-in-a-lifetime" claim is the giveaway.  The claim doesn't make any sense unless he thinks that once he, Barack Obama, is no longer president, the opportunity will be gone.  Only he, Barack Obama, can pull this off.  Not Hillary Clinton or Marco Rubio a few years from now, after the biting sanctions of 2012 have been allowed time to put more pressure on the Iranian regime.  No.  It has to happen now if it's to happen at all.  Because only Barack Obama, Barack Obama truly believes, can make this historic and transformative deal happen.

More about Obama's narcissism.

Obama is no Neville Chamberlain.  Like Andreas Lubitz, the president knows what he's doing.  He does not believe that the Iranians, the world's third greatest oil exporters, are interested in generating nuclear energy.  He does not believe that the mullahs will fail to cheat on any agreement, or fail to use the revenue flowing in with the lifting of sanctions to fund global terrorism.  He does not believe that there will be much will to reimpose sanctions on the part of countries profiting from trade with Iran.  What the president is depressed about as he takes the country lower and lower is America's arrogance and America's role as a neo-colonialist exploiter.  The prospective agreement with Iran is not appeasement.  It's suicide.

Obama's big success.  Does President Obama still believe that Yemen is one of his biggest Middle East success stories?  Thursday's [4/2/2015] prison break in eastern Yemen, where masked gunmen freed a top al Qaeda commander and 270 terrorists, was just the latest nightmare in a seemingly uncontrollable downward spiral into chaos.  The same week, China became the latest nation to evacuate its citizens from the war-torn country — only the second time its military has ever rescued its nationals from a danger zone.

Israel must explode a nuclear device.  When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.  The same principle applies to nuclear weapons.  When only North Korea and the sadistic theocracy of Iran have nukes, sane nations must show their willingness to use overwhelming power.  Charles de Gaulle built an independent French nuclear deterrent because he would not trust the United States to protect France.  In the long term he was right.  Obama has broken faith with all our allies, and Putin is pressing his advantage.  He has the nukes, and the Ukraine was talked into giving up its nuclear weapons.  Obama has made the word inestimably more dangerous and brutal, because he is dangerous and brutal himself.

Washington Post hammers Obama's Iran deal as a catastrophic mistake.  Noting that President Barack Obama's stated goals for an acceptable nuclear deal with Iran in 2012 would see Tehran "'[...] end their nuclear program' and 'abide by the U.N. resolutions that have been in place,'" an unsigned staff editorial published today [4/4/2015] in The Washington Post laments that the president has retreated "a long way" from these positions.

The Tricks Obama Is Trying to Play with the Iran Announcement.  If you look at what happened today between the U.S. and Iran through the lens of domestic American politics, Barack Obama has made a very clever play here — because what might be called "the agreement of the framework of the possibility of a potential deal" gives him new leverage in his ongoing battle with the Senate to limit its ability to play a role in the most critical foreign-policy matter of the decade.  The "framework" codifies the Obama administration's cave-ins but casts them as thrilling reductions in Iran's capacities rather than what they are — a pie-in-the-sky effort to use inspections as the means by which the West can "manage" the speed with which Iran becomes a nuclear power.

Iran has a Pet BaRock.  The creator of the iconic Pet Rock passed away just the other day, but following Obama's "negotiations" with Iran, it is now clear that the president may in fact be the 2015 equivalent.

We Have a Deal with Iran, and It Looks Like They Got Almost All They Wanted.  There isn't really a deal, there are just "parameters," and much of the explicit wording of them won't even be made public.  The details of the deal are supposed to be decided by the end of June, and it's not clear that they will become public then, either.  The actual interim agreement under which Iran, the U.S., international agencies, and others have been operating under for a year and a half now has never been made public.  The details, such as they are, are seriously worrisome.

"Diplomacy has brought war upon us".  The world powers assembled at Lausanne, Switzerland, with the representatives of the Islamic Republic may or may not reach a framework deal regarding Iran's nuclear program.  But succeed or fail, the disaster that their negotiations have unleashed is already unfolding.  The damage they have caused is irreversible.

Missing From the Iran Deal Announcement: Ballistic Missiles.  The framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program announced in Switzerland on Thursday [4/2/2015] has no direct reference to reining in Tehran's ballistic missile activities, despite international concerns that the Iranians in past years carried out work relating to developing a nuclear payload for a missile.

The Iran nuke deal: Another Obama bungle.  Boy do I have a deal for you.  Give me enough money to build a fancy new house, and I promise I won't try to blow up yours.  You can even check my basement to make sure I'm not stockpiling dynamite.  Oh, and I promise I won't try to buy any explosives from those shady characters I hang out with or hide what I already have in a storage unit somewhere else.  Sound like a good bargain?  Well, in simple terms, it pretty much describes the framework the Obama administration has signed on to in order to persuade Iran to give up its quest to build nuclear weapons.

A deal with Iran built on lies.  Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie.  It's likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it.  The world should mark well everyone responsible for it.  The first lie is that an agreement for more talk is already "a deal."  So far the only agreement is to further pursue "a deal."  President Obama couldn't wait to take a victory lap.  But not even Mr. Obama, desperate to make something he can call "a deal," says there's an actual deal.  Look closely at the slippery "clinton clauses," as they were once called, in his announcement Thursday:  "I am convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer."  That was Lie No. 2.  There's nothing in the "framework" that leads to a conclusion like that.

The Iran Deal's Fatal Flaw.  We don't yet know all the details of the nuclear agreement that Iran, the United States and five other world powers announced Thursday [4/2/2015] they are aiming to complete by June 30.  What we do know is that any acceptable final deal will depend on a strong weapons inspection element.  In his remarks in the Rose Garden, President Obama declared Tehran had agreed to precisely that.  "If Iran cheats, the world will know," he said.  Yet weapons inspectors can be no tougher than the body that empowers them — in this instance the UN Security Council.  And herein lies the agreement's fundamental weakness — and perhaps its fatal flaw.

The Shape of Things to Come.  President Obama's vow to seek support in Congress for his proposed deal with Iran reminds us of the Norway Debate.  This is the argument that erupted in the Mother of Parliaments in May 1940, after the Nazis invaded Norway.  When the debate began, the architect of the Munich appeasement, Neville Chamberlain, was still prime minister.  By the time it was over, Chamberlain was out and Churchill had been handed up as the war premier.

Agents of the Enemy.  If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.  "The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran's behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," he told an opposition television network in London.

A Naïve Deal with Iran Tops Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy.  Obama has doggedly pursued negotiations aimed at restricting Iran's access to a nuclear weapon even though the mullahs in Tehran have done nothing to prove their peaceful intentions.  They have continued and even expanded their proxy wars throughout the Middle East, while also refusing to answer questions about their presumed development of advanced weapons.  In the talks, they have conceded almost nothing.  Notwithstanding Iran's intransigence, the United States, which is orchestrating the talks, has apparently backtracked on demands that Iran shut down most of its centrifuges, ship its stockpile of enriched uranium out of the country, close or permanently disable its once-secret underground facility at Fordo and answer questions raised by the IAEA about its research on possible delivery systems.

Surprise: Israel catches Obama in major Iran nuke flip-flop.  Like your doctor, keep your doctor.  He 'evolved' on gay marriage.  He's against wiretapping American citizens.  He's drawing a "red line" with Syria on its use of chemical weapons.  Yada yada yada.  So, I ask you drones, leftists and other miscreants:  why would you believe anything this man says, ever?

President Obama Must Not Complete a Disastrous Deal With Iran.  Barack Obama has been compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who concluded the ill-fated Munich Pact with Hitler in 1938.  But Chamberlain acted out of a sincere belief that he was avoiding a greater evil.  Chamberlain was not thinking of his place in history.  He was thinking only of the Britain that he loved, a Britain that was all but disarmed, exhausted, and vulnerable. [...] In sharp contrast, Mr. Obama is acting out of personal aggrandizement.  He believes he is replicating President Richard Nixon's historic opening of China.  For Mr. Obama, the Iranian nuclear arms deal is about his place in history.

What else is Iran hiding?  We don't know all that has transpired in the talks on Iran's nuclear program being conducted in Switzerland, but we do know that the White House has shied away from a potentially paralyzing issue:  the "possible military dimensions" — the PMDs — of the regime's program.  As Olli Heinonen, a former No. 2 at the International Atomic Energy Agency, has warned, outsiders really can have no idea where and how fast the mullahs could build a nuclear weapon unless they know what Iranian engineers have done in the past.

Washington Post Rips Obama-Iran Nuke Deal: Would Reward Terror State's Past Violations.  The question of whether to trust Iran's claims that its nuclear program is purely for peaceful purposes can be answered by a single issue:  "Iran's failure to deliver on multiple pledges to answer questions about its suspected research on nuclear warheads," a staff editorial in The Washington Post asserted on Saturday [3/28/2015].

Teeing It Up To Serve Iranian Interests?  Despite our good faith negotiating with Iran (i.e. faithfully promising to serve Iranian interests while running interference for them with the other European delegates) the Ayatollah's team pulled a fast one at the last minute.  Now they want to keep all of the enriched uranium they have been manufacturing for the past 5 years instead of giving it to Russia for safe keeping (Ha ha!  That's a good one too:  "give it to Russia for 'safe keeping'.")

Americans Support Nuclear Deal With Iran?  For the Obama administration, this is all about politics (unless Obama really is the Manchurian President, and he wants to empower Islamic extremists).

The hidden truth about Iran's nuclear program.  Last month, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed a secret Iranian facility used to conduct research and enrichment with advanced centrifuge machines for the nuclear weapons program.  The revelation of this secret site, named Lavizan-3 in northeast Tehran, was met with panic and hysteria by the Mullahs in Iran, and was taken seriously by Members of Congress.  But what have the nuclear negotiators done?

Etiquette Versus Annihilation.  Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice.  It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat.

Obama, son of anarchy in the scrambled Middle East.  As the Arab Spring has been followed by a long, hot summer of Middle Eastern warfare, President Obama's vision of stable, reasonably democratic states is increasingly preposterous.  His boast that "the tide of war is receding" under his watch is laughable.  And his desperation to strike a nuclear deal with the Israel- and Western-hating mullahs of Iran increasingly seems a desperate push to claim any accomplishment in the region by ignoring the facts on the ground.

Obama Creates Chaos and Calls it 'Peace'.  President Obama has surrendered to Iran's fanatical thirst for nukes, and now all of Iran's Muslim enemies are going to war, because they understand the mullahs a lot better than Obama does.  A huge regional war is breaking out between the two biggest enemies in Islam, the Sunnis and Shi'ites.  This war has its roots in Ayatollah Khomeini, Jimmy Carter's favorite Islamofascist "spiritual leader," who was allowed to take over the 70 million people of Iran by the terminally delusional Carter regime.  But our guy Obama has made everything worse, by siding with the two most extreme and murderous forces in the region, the mullahs of Iran on the Shi'ite side, and the Muslim Brotherhood on the Sunni side.

Iranian Defector: Barack Obama wants Iran to get nukes.  Two more data points that offer additional evidence that Barack Obama is doing his level best to see Iran acquire nuclear weapons.

Obama is charging toward an Iran deal, no matter what.  After years of talks with Iran, world powers see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Israel, however, sees only darkness.  The idea of Iranian nuclear weapon is surreal and frightening.  But by Tuesday [3/31/2015], it may be a fact on the ground.  This is truly crazy.

Obama Has Allowed 600,000 'Unscreened' Immigrants from Dangerous Muslim Nations to Enter USA.  Obama likes to pretend he has kept the nation safe and is quick to remind everyone that "he" killed bin Laden.  But with this huge flood of immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations, it is clear he's opened the gate for terrorists to flood our nation.

Richard Engel: Military officials say allies 'simply don't trust' U.S. under Obama.  NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel said Friday that military officials believe U.S. allies in the Middle East no longer trust the Obama administration with sensitive intelligence information. Mr. Engel was asked to explain the complexity U.S. foreign policy as it pertains to Iran and its effect on diplomacy in the region.  The Obama administration is fighting Iran-backed actors in the Middle East while backing others — sometimes within the same country — all while trying to negotiate a deal on its nuclear program before the end of the month.

Obama's race to chaos.  If you're confused about the Saudi Arabia-led air attacks against Islamist rebels in Yemen and can't tell one group of head-choppers in Iraq and Syria from another, don't despair.  All you need is imagination.  Close your eyes and imagine that those countries and terrorists have nuclear weapons.  Imagine their barbarism going nuclear as they blow up cities, wipe out ethnic and religious groups and turn the region into cinders.  Now open your eyes and realize you've seen the future, thanks to President Obama's policies.

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal.  Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.  A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Report: President Obama Threatens France For Not Supporting Iranian Nuclear Deal.  Several media sources have stated over the past two weeks that France is not happy with the rushed acquiescence inherent within a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.  Last week, citing her own first-hand (eye-witness) information — CBS's State Dept. Correspondent, Margaret Brennan, who is traveling with the negotiation team, stated the French contingent was highly concerned about how Secretary Kerry seemed to be rushing for a deal regardless of consequence.

Israeli official brands emerging Iran deal as 'incomprehensibly' bad.  As Iran hailed "massive progress" toward a deal on its nuclear program, an Israeli official described the terms of the looming agreement as "incomprehensibly" bad and rejected the Obama administration's contention that it would keep the regime a year away from accumulating enough fissile material for a bomb

America's New Role: As Iran's Air Force.  Perhaps it's time to rename the USAF (U.S. Air Force) as the IAF (Iranian Air Force).  That, at least, is the only conclusion I can draw from news reports that the U.S. is now conducting bombing as well as surveillance flights in support of the Iranian-directed forces that are besieging Tikrit.  The operation, launched almost entirely by Shiite militias under the supervision of Gen. Qassem Suleimani, head of the Iranian Quds Force, began on March 2.  The Iraqis were quite proud of the assistance they received from Iran, which included Iranian tanks and rockets arriving in Iraq.

Report: Obama/Kerry Agree To Allow Iran Continued Operation of Underground Fortified Nuclear Enrichment Bunkers.  The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

Obama Sells Out Israel to Iran.  The timing of the disclosure puts to rest any notion that President Obama acted out of spite for Bibi Netanyahu's election win last week — but this is still a sellout of Israel, and the reason for it is plain.

Obama-Iran Nuke Deal Keeps Getting Crazier.  My short take: virtually the Western world opposes Obama's horrific Iran deal that will allow the terror state to continue to enrich uranium and eventually deliver nuclear warheads through ICBMs or its terror proxy, Hezbollah.  As a result of their opposition to the deal, Obama has targeted Israel (by repeatedly revealing Top Secret information that harms the security posture of the Jewish state) and any allies that dare speak up against the deal (e.g., France).  Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Iran are now engaging in a proxy war in Yemen (which Obama claimed was a success story just six months ago) as ISIS continues its expansionary efforts.

Obama's Naïve Iran 'Deal' Cloaked in Islamic Deception?  When PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, negotiated a "peace" treaty with Israel, he was criticized by other Muslims for conceding too much. Arafat responded with, what would be to the West, a cryptic response.  "I see this agreement as being no more than the agreement signed between our Prophet Muhammad and the Quraish in Mecca."  This reference is to a peace treaty between Muhammad and his Quraish opponents in Mecca in 628, in which Muhammad broke the treaty after 2 years, claiming a Quraish infraction.  In justifying his actions, Muhammad said, "If I take an oath and later find something else better, I do what is better and breach my oath."

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday [3/23/2015] that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values."  The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased.  The rest of us should be alarmed. [...] Mr. Johnson is not the first American official to exhibit such willful blindness.  Truly peaceable Muslims are not the problem.  But suggesting that shariah isn't either is malfeasance, and will get more of us killed.

US may let Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret bunker.  The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

Obama's Two Obsessions: Weaken Israel and Empty Gitmo.  We learned on Wednesday [3/25/2015] that the United States Army is going to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  If convicted, Mr. Bergdahl could face life in prison.  This charge hardly came as a surprise to those who served with Bergdahl; they had immediately suspected him of desertion when he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.  Both President Obama and Susan Rice surely must have known all this before (a) Mr. Obama celebrated the deal in the Rose Garden last May with Bergdahl's parents and (b) National Security Adviser Susan Race declared Bergdahl had served his country with "honor and distinctoin." [sic]  Only if you believe desertion and misbehavior before the enemy is honorable and a mark of moral distinction.

Bam's disastrous deals.  The Army has now charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, swapped last spring from captivity in Afghanistan for five top Taliban commanders, as a deserter who endangered his fellow soldiers' safety.  Five of the worst of the worst, for a deserter. And that was President Obama's idea of a trade worth celebrating in a Rose Garden ceremony.  So how can the nation possibly trust this president to make a deal over Iran's drive to build nuclear weapons?

White House on Ayatollah's 'Death to America': 'Intended for Domestic Political Audience'.  On Monday [3/23/2015], the White House dismissed Ayatollah Khamenei's "Death to America" rhetoric, telling CNN that it was "intended for a domestic political audience."  That comment came on the heels of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explaining that such rhetoric provided even more reason for negotiating a deal with the Iranian regime.

Obama Tacitly Endorses Iranian EMP Attack on U.S..  Last month in a speech to his air force commanders, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, boasted of Tehran's achievement in enriching uranium to the 20% level.  A BBC transcript of his speech showed that twice the assembled air force commanders chanted, "Death to America."  Is there something about this that President Obama does not understand?

Why Hasn't Obama Closed Gitmo?  In 2009, two months after President Obama took office, an unclassified government report concluded that of the 530 Gitmo detainees released since the camp's creation some 14 years ago, 27 had been confirmed, and another 47 suspected, of re-engaging in terrorist activity.  Since then the number of confirmed recidivist cases has steadily swelled to more than 116, with another 69 suspected of re-engaging.

Cotton: Obama Treating Iran like Legitimate Democracy as Ayatollah Chants 'Death to America'.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) took to the Senate floor Monday to question President Barack Obama's decision to trust and negotiate with Iran's Ayatollah.  Citing Iran's track record of funding terrorism, inciting hatred towards Israel and America, and its likelihood not to keep their word, Cotton used one of his first floor speeches to disparage the president's attempts to cut a nuclear deal.  Cotton took aim at President Obama's message to Iranians, in which he encouraged Iranians to push their leadership to accept a nuclear deal.  Cotton said the president's strategy was naive.

367 House lawmakers warn Obama on Iran.  A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.  A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement — by refusing to roll back sanctions.

Majority of U.S. House signs letter to Obama warning of opposition to Iran deal.  For liberals, opposition to Republicans is as much about defending President Barack Obama's honor as it is in opposing the GOP's policies.  The left's antipathy toward the GOP is shared by many in the political press, which spent the better part of the last two months defending the president's patriotism, his devotion to the Christian faith, and examining the basis for charging 47 Republican senators with violating the Logan Act.  The president's good name, not his policies, moves the left to rise to his defense.  It was this impulse that inspired the Democratic base and their allies in the media to embrace the logic behind the asinine "47 traitors" campaign.

Obama Resurrects his 'Fairytale Fatwa'.  This week isn't the first time that President Barack Obama would have us believe the Fairytale Fatwa that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said [CNS News, 3/21/2015].

Obama: 'Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Has Issued Fatwa Against Development of Nuclear Weapons'.  President Barack Obama said this week that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has isued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said.  Other administration officials — including Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes — have previously referred to the ayatollah's reported fatwa in the context of the ongoing nuclear negotations with Iran.

The President Pretends We Are on the Same Side as the Iranian Regime.  Obama has us living in an alternative universe.  It's absolutely absurd to pretend they are our allies.

Our Supreme Leader is a Supreme Fool.  Whatever the sophisticated thinking behind it, Obama's strategy looks like appeasement.  It certainly has a lot in common with it.  Indeed, we seem to have entered the tertiary stage of appeasement, in which wishful thinking and self-deception are the dominant characteristics.  To take one example, I give you President Obama's annual statement on Nowruz, the Persian new year.

Obama Addresses His People — in Iran!  So here's the president of the United States speaking to the people of Iran.  He is in the process of arranging and negotiating a nuclear deal with the mullahs of Iran, which will give them a nuclear weapon in ten years, if we are to believe what we're being told about the deal.

Obama Claims Republicans are Just Like Iranian Terrorists As He Celebrates Another Muslim Holiday.  During the video statement where he slobberingly told the Iranian Mullahs that he was celebrating another Muslim holiday in the White House, Obama went on to lie that the Ayatollah issued a fatwa against nuclear arms and then said that Republicans are just like the Iranian hardliners and terrorists who won't let our two countries work together. [...] As Obama celebrated the Muslim holiday of Nowruz (to be clear this one is a non-religious holiday) in the White House — just one of the many Muslim holidays Obama has observed as president — he sent a video statement to Iran.

Obama courts Iran in charm offensive.  The Obama administration is turning on the charm, as it aims to secure the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran before a negotiating deadline later this month.  In the last week, both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have taken time to recognize Nowruz, the Persian New Year, as has Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Friday morning [3/20/2015] sent condolences to the Iranian president over his mother's death.  Obama used his annual Nowruz message, which was released Thursday evening, to implore the Iranian people to "speak up for the future we seek."

AP Reporter to State Dept: Why 'Over the Top' Condolences for Iran, State Terror Sponsor?  Associated Press reporter Matt Lee questioned the State Department on Friday [3/20/2015] about why the U.S. seems to be giving "over the top" condolences to Iran for the death of its president's mother, and asked specifically whether it has anything to do with gaining leverage with ongoing nuclear talks.  "I'm just wondering, aren't you guys laying it on a bit thick here?" Lee asked.  "Is there something that you're expecting in terms of Iranian concessions in the negotiations with this display?"

Intelligence community softens Iran threat rhetoric amid Obama nuclear talks.  The intelligence community's public statements on Iran this year in some cases are milder about the threat posed by Tehran than in previous years.  The "worldwide threat assessment" has been released as the Obama administration negotiates a nuclear deal with Tehran and relies on Iran's battlefield leadership to reverse gains by the Islamic State terrorist army in Iraq.

Obama urges Iranians to accept 'historic' nuke deal.  President Obama addressed the Iranian people directly in a video message Thursday night [3/19/2015], saying the U.S. and Iran have "an historic opportunity" to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue peacefully.  "We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries," Mr. Obama said in a greeting for the Persian holiday of Nowruz.  "The days and weeks ahead will be critical.  There are people, in both our countries and beyond, who oppose a diplomatic resolution.  My message to you — the people of Iran — is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek."

Colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The hostile, conquered government in Washington strangles our liberty each time Obama, like a self-crowned emperor, passes new regulatory laws without Congress.  Each of these trends is related to the predominant problem in America today:  the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to a place of eminence in American government — the Executive, the Presidency.  The People's office, established by Article II of the Constitution, is now either occupied by a Muslim Brother in Barack Hussein Obama, or a man who happens to go along with their every policy at every turn.

On Iran, Obama Is Ignoring Public Opinion at His Own Peril.  Throughout the contentious debate between the White House and Congress over the Iran nuclear negotiations, one important piece of the equation has been largely overlooked:  American public opinion. [...] The administration is so focused on process and protocol in attacking the opposition because it's a useful distraction from how unpopular the administration's eagerness to strike any deal with Iran has become.

Obama tells Iran of 'historic' opportunity.  US President Barack Obama has told the Iranian people that a deal to transform the relationship between the two countries could be within reach.  "We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries," he said in a video message for Persian New Year.  Six world powers are negotiating a deal aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear activity, with a March deadline near.

Who Are the Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Leaders Obama Met?  The White House has released the names of senior American Muslim leaders that President Obama met with personally last week.  The list of names was included on the transcript of the White House daily press briefing on Thursday [3/19/2015], despite journalists having requested the information much sooner.  Prior to that, the White House had refused to name the leaders.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with the President meeting with representatives from any faith community and with the Muslim community in particular.  Yet some of the individuals who met with the President have alarming links to the Muslim Brotherhood and organizations that have funded terrorism.

Obama: I Should Have Closed Guantánamo Bay on Day One.  During a Q&A session following his speech on middle class economics to the City Club of Cleveland Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama revealed on thing he would do differently if he could start his presidency over knowing what he knows now.  "I think I would have closed Guantánamo on the first day," he told the crowd.  The reason he didn't, Obama said, is that at the time there was bipartisan agreement that the detention facility should be closed.  Instead of making it happen right way, the president chose to sign an executive order that tasked a group with figuring out how to close it within a year.

Obama's Iranian partners in peace endorse nuclear EMP attacks on U.S..  Yesterday, Iran's leaders were quoted as saying:  "...a society steeped in the spirit of homicide bombings is unstoppable."  Today [3/19/2015], we discovered that Iran plans to engage in a nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack on the U.S., which would effectively destroy the electric grid and kill tens of millions.

Egypt Fights ISIS — Obama Cuts Off Egypt.  Again, those disturbing questions about whose side the president is on.  A disturbing report by Avi Issacharoff, one of Israel's leading Middle East analysts, notes that Egypt is now under assault by ISIS from two directions — from its own Sinai Peninsula to the northeast and from the state of Libya, or what's left of it, to the West.  It was last month that 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians living in Libya were kidnapped by ISIS and subjected to a mass beheading on a beach.  In response to that violent episode, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Libya. [...] The Obama administration has held a deep grudge against the government ever since Sisi, backed by a massive popular revolt, overthrew Egypt's short-lived Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013.

Global plaudits for Israel's reelection of Netanyahu, but guess-who opts out again.  Global reaction to the come-from-behind, convincing reelection of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick, thanks to Twitter, and almost universally delighted Wednesday.  Save for one disturbing and unexplained mystery.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chimed in even before all votes were counted.

Now that 'treason' charges are in the air.  According to the noisy left, Senate Republicans are "traitors" for explaining the Constitutional requirement for the Senate to "advise and consent" on treaties, so that the world and the mullahs will know the truth.  Obama's sole signature cannot commit the United States to surrender to Iranian nuke demands.  The US Constitution insists on the Senate's "advice and consent" to pass treaties with other nations.  That constitutional language is clear and unambiguous.  Only by pretending that Obama's pending nuclear surrender is an "executive agreement" rather than a treaty can slick media liars evade the clear language of the US Constitution.

Obama Strikes Back — Administration Reconsidering Position of U.S. as Shield of Israel.  Every policy advisor in the White House has the same outlook toward Israel; they view our relationship with the Jewish state as the basis for our needed mid-East interventions.  According to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's belief Israel is an occupying force which should be viewed as adversarial to U.S. policy.  Power's opinion is shared by the overall White House foreign policy team.  Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election, the most damaging thing the administration can do is to threaten removal of our protective relationship — which would signal to Hamas and other terror groups that it's open season to attack.

Obama administration won't commit to making Iran deal public.  Some details of a nuclear deal with Iran may not be made public, a senior Obama administration official said Thursday [3/19/2015].  "With regard to whether the agreement will be made public, certainly the core elements will," Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. [...] The administration's concessions in the talks are being closely watched by Republicans, who fear Obama will strike a bad deal that will preserve Iran's ability to build a nuclear bomb.

State Department warns Congress on Iran: Sanctions 'must not happen'.  Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Thursday [3/19/2015] that any nuclear deal the Obama administration signs with Iran would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.  Blinken, accompanied by Adam Szubin, acting Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, came to Capitol Hill as his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, was in a fourth day of talks with Iranian officials aimed at closing the remaining gaps in the two countries' positions.  "The negotiations have been substantive and intense," Blinken told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  "We've made some progress on the core issues.  Significant gaps remain on some of the other issues."

House writes its own Iran letter, but to Obama.  A bipartisan letter on Iran signed by 360 members of Congress will be sent to President Obama on Thursday [3/19/2015], one of its House signers said.  The letter, like one 47 Senate Republicans sent to Tehran's leaders, reminds the administration that permanent sanctions relief on Iran as part of a deal to rollback its nuclear program would require new legislation from Congress.  It comes as international negotiators approach a March 24 deadline to reach a framework agreement.

Top Democrat: Obama clinging to 'preposterous argument' on Iran.  Bipartisan resistance to the Obama administration's push for a nuclear deal with Iran surged on Capitol Hill on Thursday, even as details emerged about a potential agreement that would allow Tehran to retain up to 6,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges while getting immediate relief from international economic sanctions.  Administration witnesses got an earful from representatives of both parties over the administration's handling of nuclear negotiations involving the U.S., Iran and other world powers that could be reaching a climax in Geneva this week.  Many lawmakers say the White House is flagrantly icing Congress out of the deal.

The Cotton Letter's Inconvenient Truth.  It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!"  In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner.  Alas, we do not live in such a world.  But there's more evidence.  Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades.  It has worked closely with al-Qaeda, facilitating its attacks on America and our allies.  Most of the September 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the Iranian government.  U.S. judges have ruled that Iran was an accomplice in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa and the September 11 attacks.  During the Iraq War, Iran was responsible for numerous American deaths.  And it's not like any of this is ancient history.

Expert Fears White House Deliberately 'Whitewashing' Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat.  A recent US Intelligence report which appears to downplay the terrorist activities from Iran and its proxy groups has raised questions about what could have motivated the change from previous similar reports.  Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington DC think tank, called the Director of National Intelligence's 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment "disturbing."  May said he is worried that the Administration is attempting to minimize the terror threat of Iran and Hezbollah in an effort to lift sanctions against Iran, and further nuclear negotiations.  As first reported in The Times of Israel, the 2015 report to the Senate Armed Services Committee by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, appears to largely omit the terrorism threat posed by Iran and Hezbollah when compared to previous reports.

Obama administration reports Iran and Hezbollah are no longer terror threats!  What a relief!  The 36-year long era of state-sponsored terror by the Iranian regime has finally drawn to a close.

Obama using the U.N. to enter a "binding" Iran nuclear agreement without Congress.  The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday [3/14/2015] that Secretary of State John Kerry is still upset about the open letter Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote last week that was signed by 46 other Republican senators arguing that it was Congress' role to review treaties. [...] It strikes me as odd that Kerry is doubling down on his non-binding argument.  An executive agreement is not binding, unlike a treaty, and therefore not subject to Congressional review.  It's also odd that he claims, "as far as we are concerned."  Shouldn't the Constitution be the standard by which the Republican claims are judged?

Bolton calls Iran deal 'unprecedented' surrender.  Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton said Saturday [3/14/2015] that President Obama is negotiating "an unprecedented act of surrender" with Iran in discussions over its nuclear weapons program.  "This deal is fundamentally flawed," Bolton said at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit in West Columbia.  "There really is no deal I'd trust Iran with.  It is a regime determined to have nuclear weapons and this deal will give it to them."

The Faustian Pact Between Obama And Iran.  As the Democrats scream "Traitor!" and are off on another black is white, up is down tirade after the letter signed by 47 US Senators, all Republicans, was sent to Iran pointing out the minor detail that any agreement made between Obama and Iran without approval by the Senate is unconstitutional, Obama readies a deal nevertheless that he claims he will explain to America after it has been reached.  How very dictatorial.  How very suicidal for America and Israel.

Ted Cruz Blasts Obama: You Can't Appease Radical Islamists Like Iran.  Speaking in South Carolina yesterday [3/14/2015], Senator Ted Cruz (who made what amounts to an unofficial announcement on Glenn Beck's show on Friday that he'll run for president) made clear that he, unlike the current administration, does understand that radical Islam poses a significant threat to the United States... and the rest of the world.

Obama Administration: "The U.S. has great respect for the religious importance of a fatwa".  The White House says they have respect for Islamic religious fatwa's, yet the same White House is suing several Christian organizations who don't comply with the various constructs of the Obama decrees.

US intel report scrapped Iran from list of terror threats.  An annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports.  The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, dated February 26, 2015, noted Iran's efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide.

Iran Removed From Terror Threat Report As Obama Negotiates Nuclear Deal.  President Barack Obama's appointees have airbrushed Iran out of the terror section of the 2015 annual report on national security threats, just as he tries to negotiate a nuclear weapons deal with Iran's theocratic leaders.  The 2015 "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community" excludes Iran and its network of jihadi groups who are motivated by Islam's Shia sect, from the report's terror section.  Instead, the assessment focuses entirely jihadis motivated by the Sunni sect of Islam, including those in al-Qaida and ISIS, sometimes known as the Islamic State.

Kerry Claims 'Great Respect' for 'Religious Importance' of Khamenei's Fatwa.  While addressing the press during a visit to Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the ongoing negotiations with Iran over that country's nuclear programs.  As he and President Obama have several times in the past, Kerry cited a report that Iran's "Supreme Leader" issued a "fatwa" against the development of nuclear weapons by Iran, a fatwa that remains unpublished according to a recent article by U.S. News.  Nevertheless, Kerry said that the United States has "great respect — great respect — for the religious importance of a fatwa."

Michelle Obama Celebrates Iran's Festival of Spring at the White House.  The Obamas sure are big fans of all things Iran, aren't they?  I'm sure this White House celebration of Nowruz has absolutely nothing to do with President Obama's non-binding nuke deal with Iran.  There are so many religious spring holidays that could have been celebrated at the White House.  Easter, Passover, the Spring Equinox, etc.  Yet the First Lady is celebrating Nowruz.  How many Americans have ever even heard of Nowruz?  I'm guessing not many.

2008 Candidate Senator Obama Sent U.S. Secret Emissary To Iran Telling Them Not To Negotiate With George Bush.  From a radio interview in October of 2014 Mark Levin discusses with Michael Leeden the details of a secret message sent by candidate Senator Barack Obama to Iran in 2008 via a former Ambassador, William G Miller.  In essence the content of the communique was Senator Obama telling the Iranian government not to negotiate with the outgoing George Bush administration because Obama was more friendly toward the position of Iran and he would work to structure a more favorable outcome to the Iranian people.

Obama's Treason Is the New Patriotism.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile Joe Biden, Obama's number two, accused Republicans of undermining Obama.  This would be the same Biden who threatened to impeach President Bush if he bombed Iran's nuclear program and who blasted Bush and the idea of an Axis of Evil at a fundraiser in the home of a pro-Iran figure.  Biden undermined President Bush's efforts to rein in Iran's terrorism by voting against listing the Revolutionary Guard, which was supplying weapons to help the Taliban kill American soldiers, as a terrorist group (a position he shared with Kerry, Hagel and Obama) and berating Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for not negotiating with Iran and Assad. [...] The administration that Biden is part of has instead been releasing $490 million a month to Iran.

It's Not Just Iran You Can't Trust.  Though many presidents have claimed (and often been granted) primacy in foreign affairs, this is tradition, not law.  The president must submit treaties to the Senate for "advice and consent."  He has the power to make ambassadorial appointments (again, with the Senate's OK), and he is commander in chief.  He is nowhere designated the sole arbiter of foreign policy.

A One-Man Deal.  President Obama is headed for disaster in the nuclear deal with Iran.  The nearly completed agreement, as best we know, would allow Iran to keep its nuclear infrastructure intact and its centrifuges churning out enriched uranium.  The mullahs would be free to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons in as few as 10 years from now. [...] Meanwhile, their ballistic missile program, sponsorship of terrorism, and growing control over Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen would be unaffected.  All this is frighteningly far from the original goal of the negotiations:  to require Iran to dismantle its nuclear facilities entirely.

Is Obama Sidestepping Congress and Going to UN on Iran Deal?  The letter to Iran signed by 47 Republican senators has provoked a lot of commentary — and some welcome clarification on the White House's negotiations with Iran.  The letter argued that any deal President Obama makes with Iran isn't binding past his second term.  "[W]e will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei," wrote the senators.  "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."

Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House.  Wednesday [3/11/2015], Mrs. Obama celebrated at the White House something called Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year.  There are somewhere between half a million and a million Iranian Americans in the United States, about the same as the number of Lithuanian Americans.  Where's the White House Lithuanian American holiday celebration?  No, this is not about Nowruz.  This is a clear attempt to appease the Iran government, and it is exactly what is wrong with President Obama's approach to Iran and the rest of the world.  It explains why Iran has been able to extract a deal that will allow the centrifuges to keep spinning and, ultimately, a bomb to be built.

Now the House writes Iran letter to Obama on Iran.  A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal.  Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon [3/13/2015], a clear majority of the chamber.

Obama Blasts Republicans For Letter to Iran: 'I'm Embarrassed For Them'.  In the most direct statement to date about the Republican open letter to Iran, President Obama said that he's "embarrassed for them."  "For them to address a letter to the ayatollah — the supreme leader of Iran, who they claim is our mortal enemy — and their basic argument to them is:  don't deal with our president, because you can't trust him to follow through on an agreement... That's close to unprecedented," he said in an interview with VICE News.

What Really Upsets Barack Obama About the Letter to Iran from 47 Senators.  The letter infuriated Barack Obama because it told the Mullahs that any deal must include Congress and the president is not the sole decision maker.  It infuriates Obama personally and ideologically to have his power limited.  Forty-seven members of the Republican senate united to make a point and the other seven are uniting to throw them under the bus along with the media.

Laura Ingraham Brings Up Impeachment... Over Iran.  Laura Ingraham brings up the idea of Congress impeaching President Obama, though she doesn't actually say impeachment.  Instead, it's the "I Word." [...] Of course, the case can be better made that President Obama should be impeached for his unconstitutional actions on immigration, which is a far more direct danger to our national security.  But this is another good sign that the issue is at least being discussed.

Energy Secretary To Meet With Iranians For The Third Time.  Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a trained nuclear physicist, is headed to Geneva, Switzerland for at least the third time in recent months to participate in the Iranian nuclear negotiations.

Persian New Year celebration held at White House.  U.S. First lady Michelle Obama hosted a Nowruz celebration to mark the Persian New Year — traditionally celebrated in Iran and Afghanistan — amid a firestorm over a Republican-signed letter to the Iranian government.  The Silk Road Dance Company performed Wednesday [3/11/2015] in the East Room of the White House in celebration of the more than 3,000-year-old holiday.

Obama More Guilty of 'Treason' than Senate Republicans.  Obama's explicit policy is to elevate a sworn enemy of the United States to a "regional power," in what he has called a "new equilibrium" that would balance the Shia regime against Sunni powers and Israel.  To that end, he has undermined existing UN Security Council resolutions negotiated by previous administrations that ban any nuclear enrichment at all by Iran.  He has also turned a blind eye to Iranian terrorism — including attacks planned in the heart of Washington, D.C. on his watch.  Iran remains committed to destroying the United States, as well as Israel.  It has the blood of hundreds, if not thousands, of American soldiers on its hands.

Senator Obama's 2008 Message to Iran Undermines Condemnation of GOP Letter.  President Obama set his Vice Presidential attack dog on the forty-seven GOP senators who dared send their March 9th letter to Iran's leadership warning them any deal signed with Team Obama may be short-lived when a new president comes to office.  But Biden, like his boss, fails to do his homework before making outlandish statements or else chooses conveniently to overlook the facts.

Over 100 freed Gitmo detainees have returned to jihad.  Why wouldn't Muslims rejoin the jihad?  They are still devout Muslims, are they not?  Any other outcome would be impossible, which is something the delusionists in the Obama administration and the enemedia refuse to recognize — reality.

Life Under the American Umbrella.  [US Under Secretary of State Wendy] Sherman negotiated the US's nuclear pact with North Korea in the 1990s.  The North Koreans used the deal as a smokescreen behind which they developed nuclear weapons while receiving financial assistance from the US which paid off the regime for signing the deal.  Once Pyongyang was ready to come out as a nuclear power, it threw out the nuclear inspectors, opened the sealed nuclear sites, vacated its signature on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and began testing nuclear bombs.  Sherman is now the US's chief negotiator in the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.

'Letter of 47' Not the First Time Senators Have Intervened in Foreign Policy.  "In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance" in which senators intervened in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy," Vice President Joe Biden declared, outraged by the "open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran," signed by 47 Republican senators.  But in fact, a number of U.S. senators, including then-Senator and now Secretary of State John Kerry, have contacted unfriendly governments, in opposition to the policies of the White House at the time.

Republican Senators' Iran Letter Might Stop Bad Deal.  Maybe the GOP isn't that foolish after all.  In what may be a trump card that it's been keeping up its sleeve for months, the Senate GOP leadership — and all but a handful of the party's senators — has penned "An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran."  The letter's tone is that of a helpful guide to the U.S. Constitution for a foreigner.

Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections.  Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama's term ended. [...] The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work.

Five times Democrats undermined Republican presidents with foreign governments.  On Monday, 47 Republican senators led by Tom Cotton, R-Ark., released an "open letter" to Iran's leaders noting that any deal the regime signs with President Obama without the approval of Congress could be revoked by a future president or changed by Congress.  The White House went into a tizzy trying to portray the move as somehow "unprecedented" — a view that has found a friendly audience with the media.

Senate Was Warned About Obama's End Run on Iran.  Congress is struggling to thwart President Obama's attempt to strike a nuclear deal with Iran on his own, in violation of the Constitution.  Lawmakers are taking unprecedented measures — the invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Corker-Menendez bill and even a letter to Tehran to stop it.  None of this would be necessary if the U.S. Senate had done its job instead of rubber-stamping John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state.

Obama Jabs at GOP's 'Unusual Coalition' with Iran over Letter.  President Obama responded earlier today to the 47 Republican senators who sent an open letter to the leaders of Iran warning them about the nuclear deal Obama is trying to negotiate.  The open letter explained how American government works to the Iranian leaders and asserted Congress' role in voting on any deal reached.  Democrats, of course, aren't happy.  Obama said, "It's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran.  It's an unusual coalition."

Adding up the costs of a nuclear deal with Iran.  The price President Obama is willing to pay for a nuclear weapons deal with Iran is rising steadily.  In fact, it has been rising since Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign in which he promised negotiations with Tehran with no preconditions.  When he entered office, the president extended an open hand to Tehran only to have it slapped away repeatedly.  In 2009 and 2010, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fairly shouted Iran's preconditions for talks, such as reduced sanctions against Iran's economy.  But the P5 plus 1 group — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France plus Germany, which had been trying to negotiate with Iran since 2006 — persisted, prodded along by Mr. Obama.

Obama: I'll Make Case to American People After Iran Deal Is Made.  President Obama will wait until after a nuclear deal with Iran is made to make the case to the American people that it's the right thing to do.  He made the comment today after being asked about this letter from nearly 50 U.S. senators to Iran, which stated, "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."

Obama and the Jihadis: Blind Hatred Meets Self-Hatred Meets Alienation.  President Barack Obama made two appalling statements recently.  First, he characterized the Jewish victims of Islamo-terrorism in the Parisian Kosher market as merely victims "... of violent, vicious zealots who ... randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  Then he chastised Americans for hastily condemning Islamic terrorism by comparing Islamist violence to "terrible deeds" perpetrated by Christians during the Crusades and the Inquisition. [...] In truth, Obama's comments were outrageous by any measure.  They reflect at worst a callous indifference to wanton and violent anti-Semitism, as well as to the barbarously heinous murders being perpetrated by Islamic terrorists.  At best, they reveal merely ignorance, willful blindness and gross insensitivity.

The National Security Disaster That Is The Obama Administration.  According to an article in the WSJ, the 2012 raid on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan netted the single greatest collection of intelligence materials since 9/11.  At the time — and since — the Obama message was that al Qaeda was all but destroyed and that it was time to wind down the war on terror.  As Obama said, when two years ago he asked Congress to repeal the Authorization For Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed in the wake of 9/11, this war on terror "must end."  However, the wealth of materials captured in the bin Laden raid told a different story.  They told of a vastly expanding threat from al Qaeda, the Taliban and the ISIS, as well as complicity by Iran.  Those facts contradicted the Obama administration's narrative, so not only were they kept from the public eye, but in what can only be seen as treasonous insanity, they were walled off from analysis by our intelligence community for at least a year, and have had only limited availability since.  Yes, read that last line twice and let it sink in.
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A Wasted Opportunity To Lead In The Middle East.  A dispassionate observer might just ask which side the U.S. is on in the global war on Islamic State terror, given the recent string of decisions coming out of the Obama administration.

12 Questions Iran Refuses to Answer About its Nuclear Weapons Program.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has questions about twelve aspects of Iran's past nuclear weapons research that the Islamic Republic has failed to satisfactorily answer, according to an analysis that appeared in The New York Times on Sunday [3/8/2015]. [...] American officials are vague when pressed on how fully Iran will have to answer questions it has avoided for years from United Nations inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna.

The Nuke Horse is out of the Barn.  The United States now has an Obama-Jarrett foreign policy, predicated on the unproven guess that Iran's daily threats are mere bluff.  Obama is so mentally rigid that he simply will not consider any other possibility.  But others, including the Saudis, the thousand-year enemies of Shi'ite Iran, are preparing for the possibility that Obama is wrong.  The United States must come back to strategic sanity as soon as possible.

Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution.  Throughout his tenure in office, Obama has been exercising powers outside the scope of his constitutionally prescribed executive authority. [...] Most recently, and quite disturbingly, Obama has signaled his intention to consummate a nuclear arms deal with Iran without so much as conferring with the Senate — much less getting its approval, as required by the Constitution's treaty clause in Article 2, Section 2.

King Barry.  Obama is a lawless leader, choosing to rule by memorandum, regulation and executive order — he is not a president; he is a king.  Any treaty negotiated by a president and his minions must be approved by a two-thirds vote in the Senate.  An accord bears no such restraints.  The former is a legally binding agreement, whereas the latter is not.  Barack Obama knows that any agreement negotiated with Iran, allowing them to continue enriching nuclear fuel for a weapon, will not pass in the Senate.  An agreement with sunset provisions, allowing Iran after a certain period of time, the option of producing weapons-grade enriched uranium to build as many bombs it desires also doesn't stand a chance in Congress.

Netanyahu Rebuts Obama: 'I Presented a Practical Alternative' to Administration's Iran Deal.  Countering President Obama's assertion that he offered no alternative to Washington's plan for an Iran nuke deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after landing in Israel that there was indeed an alternative offered.

Radical Islamists Attack Secretary Kerry's Jobs For Jihadists Program.  In 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry first promoted the Jobs 4 Jihadists program encouraging Western investment in Mid-East companies to stimulate the economies and create jobs for radical extremists.  Last month State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf expanded on that belief and took considerable flak for promoting the position of her boss.  Reports are now surfacing that Jihadists are specifically targeting Western Companies for violence and attacks.  This obviously could become problematic for Secretary Kerry's jobs program.

A Simple Question About Iran.  We keep hearing from Democratic critics of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech that if we don't reach an agreement with Iran, then the path will be clear for Iran to have a bomb soon.  Explicit is the idea that even a bad agreement is better than no agreement.  Hold on a minute.  Isn't there something missing here?  I thought "all options were on the table."  Obama has said this repeatedly.  Now he and his political allies seem to admit it isn't true.

Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal.  Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury.  I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.

Have We Forgotten We're A Superpower?  One of the most puzzling aspects of America's relationship with Iran is the reality that — by rhetoric and conduct — the United States acts as if it fears Iran, while Iran behaves as if it has nothing to fear from the U.S. Iran commits repeated acts of war against the U.S., unlawfully holds our citizens and violates their human rights, wages proxy wars against us, and vows to destroy our close ally — a vow made out of genocidal hate.  And yet we constantly respond to these provocations — if we respond at all — with fear and timidity, as if Iran is the greater power.

U.S. Centcom Chief: 'Iran Represents the Most Significant Threat'.  Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top commander of U.S. military efforts against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told a congressional panel that Iran poses the "most" serious threat to the region he oversees.  "Iran represents the most significant threat to the Central Region... Iran continues to pursue policies that threaten U.S. strategic interests and goals throughout the Middle East," declared Gen. Austin in written testimony prepared for a March 3 hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee.

Experts: U.S. Concessions Give Iran a Clear Path to Nuclear Bomb.  The Obama administration is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran that leaves the Islamic Republic a year away from obtaining a nuclear bomb and which, according to experts, gives the United States insufficient leverage to dismantle Tehran's nuclear infrastructure.  As negotiations with Iran hit a critical juncture, U.S. officials and policy experts from across the spectrum are warning that the Obama administration is poised to agree to a deal that all but guarantees Tehran the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

Admiral Lyons on Obama's Strategy: 'It's Anti-American ... Pro-Islamic, It's Pro-Iranian, and Pro-Muslim Brotherhood!.  Admiral James "Ace" Lyons, Jr. (Ret.), the former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that President Barack Obama does have a strategy for dealing with Islamic radicals in the Middle East and it is an "anti-American" and "pro-Islamic" strategy," as well as "pro-Iranian" and "pro-Muslim Brotherhood" strategy.

Benjamin Netanyahu believes in American Exceptionalism, too bad Obama doesn't.  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.

Shades of Churchill's 'Iron Curtain Speech'.  [Scroll down]  It once again makes you wonder about President Obama's instincts or the people that he listens to.  What if President Obama had embraced the visit?  What if he did a joint press conference with the prime minister and assured this deal was good for all, especially Israel?  What if President Obama had taken advantage of this opportunity to make his case for the nuclear deal?  Instead, President Obama looks small and petty.  He looks like a man who was avoiding the debate or hiding the truth of the deal with Iran.

Iran Poses an Existential Threat to Western Civilization.  While the focus since 9/11 has been on al Qaeda and its spin-off ISIS, the greatest danger to the Western world is Iran — a country that, with a wink and a nod from the U.S., is on the precipice of becoming a nuclear hegemon.  Iran is the world's largest sponsor of international terrorism, killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan and threatening pro-American regimes across the region.  Its warships are expanding their movement in regional waters and cruising to Venezuela.

Obama smears Netanyahu, coddles Iran.  The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that region's most dangerous nation, Iran.  No one crosses Obama without facing his wrath.  No one dares.  He is the president.

Mr. President, America is fighting a war on jihadists, not poverty.  Now we know why apocalyptic jihadists rule vast stretches of the Middle East, beheading and burning alive all who oppose them.  Because it's too hard to start a business in Syria.  At least that's the verdict of State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, who declared earlier this week that fighting the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS, means focusing on "root causes," like economic conditions that make it easier for young Muslim men to "pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business."  She was roundly mocked for this statement, but was only giving voice to the president's own ideology.

Defense Intelligence Told NOT to Update Obama on bin Laden Documents.  The documents SEAL Team Six confiscated the night they killed Osama bin Laden, in his Abbottabad compound, were deep-sixed by the Obama administration.  Not interested, al-Qaeda's decimated, the war's over.

'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism.  She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit.  That isn't stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam."

Dem Rep Under Fire for Criticizing Obama.  Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is taking heat from Democrats for her strong criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of the Islamic State threat.  Although she is a Vice-Chair of the Democrat National Committee, she may face a primary fight to keep her seat in 2016. [...] Gabbard, who served two deployments in Iraq, criticized Obama's refusal to use the term "Islamic extremism" when discussing terror attacks by the Islamic State.

'Telegraphing' of plan to retake Mosul not unprecedented, may be strategic.  Within hours of the announcement by an unnamed U.S. military official that plans were underway to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, the criticism began.  "That is pretty amazing that that information's out there," retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff and a Fox News military analyst, said Friday [2/27/2015].  Top Republican senators also demanded answers, saying the disclosure has put the mission at risk.  "Never in our memory can we recall an instance in which our military has knowingly briefed our own war plans to our enemies," Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a letter to President Obama.

Why Obama's Iran deal is a path to war.  The Obama administration and its supporters insist that, although the agreement on Iran's nuclear program now taking shape may not be perfect, the only alternative is war with Iran.  A failure of the nuclear talks, they also contend, would sacrifice important temporary agreements that now restrict Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.  Both arguments are false.  Worse, the nuclear deal that the administration is pursuing may make war with Iran more likely.  The world would be safer if the nuclear talks with Iran were stopped now.

This Man Is Dangerous.  [O]ne nation stands out as the most bloodthirsty and violent and dangerous of all.  Iran.  From the day the Ayatollah took over, a disaster of kidnapped American diplomats, endless sponsorship of terror against Americans including the catastrophic bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut more than 30 years ago.  Iran is the bankroller of the terrorist Hezbollah.  They have been listed at the top of the world's state sponsors of terrorism for decades now.  And, just as the perfect touch, they are working feverishly to get a nuclear bomb (lots of nuclear bombs) and the rockets to deliver them to Israel, to Europe, to New York.  Iran has already promised to have "a Holocaust in an afternoon" if they get The Bomb.  They are apparently [very] close to getting it.  But guess who Obama has now decided is his best friend and partner in the world?  Yes.  You got it.  Iran.  He's keeping Israel from bombing them.  He's trying to prevent the primary branch of government, the U.S. Congress, from hearing the Prime Minister of Israel speak on how best to keep Iran from getting a bomb.

Kerry: Give Obama 'the benefit of the doubt' in Iran nuclear talks.  The Obama administration deserves "the benefit of the doubt" over a pending nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, maintaining that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's objections to it shouldn't be "turned into some great political football."

Appeasement in Our Time.  Is Barack Obama another Neville Chamberlain?  I've been reluctant to make the comparison, but as talks with Iran have unfolded, it's become impossible not to think of the 1938 Munich conference, where Britain and France agreed that strategically and economically vital Czech territory be ceded to Germany, leading soon after to German conquest of Czechoslovakia and World War II.  America's looming deal with Iran rivals Munich in its unnecessary and catastrophic recklessness.  It is an inexplicable unforced error that will have disastrous consequences unless Congress, or Israel, does something to stop it.

Will Obama's Iran Deal Be the Worst Deal Ever Made?  To begin with, the agreement is said to have a sunset clause of 10-15 years.  Whatever the number turns out to be, that tells us that Iran is free to do anything it wants in the nuclear weapons field after a set amount of time, assuming that it hadn't disobeyed the strictures of the agreement before then — a monumental assumption given past history.[...] The idea — if it can be called that — behind this sunset clause is a kind of bet that Iran will turn into a normal country during the time frame, abjuring the fanatical religious doctrines (global war bringing about the twelfth Imam/Mahdi, etc.) inherent in Khomeinist Shiism that would make allowing Iran the bomb equivalent to giving a loaded gun to a two year old, only with global implications.

When Obama refused to blame Islam for terrorism.  That President Obama won't call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn't be on a "high horse" because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of "bigotry and prejudice"; that his State Department says it's the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise.  After all, he said the same thing about 9/11.  In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," with a little-noticed new preface about the attacks.

Iran hangs Obama in effigy even as it negotiates nuclear deal with US.  Just weeks before Secretary of State John Kerry held new nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister in Geneva, Iranians were hanging Kerry's boss in effigy at a huge Tehran-sponsored rally marking the Islamic Revolution's 36th anniversary, an event that critics say underscores the absurdity of the ongoing diplomatic effort.  The U.S. and Iran are trying to reach a final nuclear agreement by a March 31 deadline against a backdrop of ongoing anti-American hatred in the Islamic republic.

Obama's Partners in Peace Destroy Mock U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf.  The motives of Obama and his Iranian-born chief adviser Valerie Jarrett are truly unknown.  But their actions make clear this much:  they are intent on seeing Iran become a nuclear power.  As for their rationale, I leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Obama's Iran Obsession.  The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel.  Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much.  And the histrionics surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it.

Obama's Nuclear Iran Deal Portends "Spectacular Attack" on the U.S..  There is an article you might want to read on Maggie's Notebook about defense intelligence being told NOT to update Barack Obama on the bin Laden documents.  During a terrorism trial this week, 8 new documents were presented with information that shows a top al Qaeda operative, Younis al-Mauritani asked bin Laden's permission to relocate to Iran in June 2010.  From there, he would plot terror attacks around the world.  The documents not only showed a mutually beneficial relationship between Iran and al Qaeda, they give evidence of Iran's presence in Afghanistan.  Reports that Iran is cooperating with al-Qaeda on a "spectacular attack" on the West have been circulating since 2011.

Selling the ObamaCare of Foreign Policy.  Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with significant skepticism at yesterday's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, not only from Republicans, but Democrats as well.  Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) told Kerry "we're hearing troubling reports on the scale and duration of the program that Iran may be allowed as part of a deal."  He noted "very disturbing" reports that the administration "would ease limits on Iran's production during the later years of an accord ... [as] an attempt to bridge the difference between the two sides over how long an agreement should last."  Kerry did not deny those reports.

Obama Praises Qatar, No. 1 Sponsor of Hamas, for Partnership Against Terror.  President Obama on Tuesday [2/24/2015] praised the emir of Qatar for the Gulf State's partnership against terrorism, less than a year after a senior U.S. Treasury Department official raised concerns about Qatar's open support for Hamas and financing of jihadists in Syria.  "Qatar is a strong partner in our coalition to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS] and I express my appreciation to his highness for the work that they have done in coordinating with other members of this coalition," Obama said alongside Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in the Oval Office.

White House Lowers Bar for Iran Nuke Deal.  For anyone hoping a nuclear deal with Iran might stop the Tehran government from destabilizing the Middle East or free its political prisoners, the Obama administration has some bad news:  It's just an arms control agreement.  As details of a proposed pact leaked out of the Geneva talks Monday [2/23/2015], administration officials told us they will ask the world to judge any final nuclear agreement on the technical aspects only, not on whether the deal will spur Iranian reform.

Thanks to Obama, Iran will be getting the Bomb.  Earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported on comments in Iranian media that the United States was desperate to get a deal done on the country's nuclear ambitions."  "Americans are begging us for a deal on the negotiation table," are the exact words used by Mohammad Reza Naghdi of Iran's Basij, a paramilitary group under the authority of the country's Revolutionary Guard.  Iran's English language  propaganda  news service has followed this up by quoting former American diplomat and adviser to the Senate Republicans James George Jatras who is saying basically the exact same thing.

Synopsis:  Obama hates America so much, he is trying to get us nuked!
15 Photos From Iran's Revolution Day 2015 Demonstrations You'll Never See In Legacy Media.  Curiously, a massive wave of vicious anti-American sentiment in Iran has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even as the Obama administration does its level best to position the regime as a nuclear power. [...] Experts indicate that the deal being worked out by the Obama administration fails to address Iran's nuclear weaponization program whatsoever.  Which should work out well in the future, what with its development of ballistic missiles, its support of terror groups worldwide, and its virulent hatred of America.

Bloodthirsty? Try Liveshot's menu.  Leave it to John Forbes Kerry to identify one of the root causes of terrorism — the lack of gourmet dining opportunities in the Islamist terrorist, I mean "violent extremist," community.  This blindingly brilliant insight from America's Gigolo came last week at the White House Don't-Call-It-Islamic-Terrorism Conference.  This is the confab where Obama again mentioned America's Muslim founding fathers.  You know, like Osama Ben Franklin.  Then they floated their Jobs for Jihadis program for the genocidal ethnic cleansers, I mean aspiring rappers, who are turning their lives around.  You've surely seen the list of proposed new Islamist anti-poverty agencies:  Be-Head Start, the Jobs Corpse, etc.

The President's First Insult.  President of the United States of America Barack Obama had not been president for more than ten minutes when he slapped American Jews in the face (and by extension Israel and all Jews). [...] In fact, although the settling of the original Thirteen Colonies was almost exclusively the handiwork of Christians from northern Europe, by the time of the American Revolution there were already six Jewish communities, one in each of the major colonial cities. [...] In American cities every December, merchants decorate their shop windows with "Merry Christmas" & "Happy Hanukah" signs.  The country has most definitely been a Judeo-Christian enterprise.  Muslims, by contrast, played no role in the making of America.  There is no evidence of a Muslim presence before the 20th century.  Yet here on that January day was the brand new American President orating that the U.S. was "a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus..."  In this formulation, the Jews have been bumped back to third place, elbowed, so to speak, aside by Muslims who take their place.

Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp.  The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.  In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp.

The President and 'Violent Extremism'.  Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.  In their world, Islam is today, and has always been, a religion of peace; Muslims are threatened by Islamophobia; Christians are wiped out by "violent extremists;" European cartoonists incite radical Muslims to murder them; fundamentalists of all religions are equally problematic; the hundreds of millions of Muslims who support violent Islamists have nothing to do with Islam, but the Inquisition was conducted by normative Christians; and slavery was defended in the name of Christ, but no mention is made of the far more ubiquitous (and ongoing) slavery in the name of Allah or of the fact that the movement to abolish slavery in the West was due entirely to Christians.

Nuclear deal could allow Tehran to make bomb.  Secretary of State John Kerry met in Geneva Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif amid reports that a deal was taking shape that might allow Tehran to build nuclear weapons in its final years.  Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, meanwhile, met separately with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's nuclear program, on technical details before joining the broader talks.

U.S. enemies are better off now than they were six years ago.  Iran and Vladimir Putin are both better off, and Islamist extremists are better off beyond their wildest dreams of six years ago, but that about does it.  Israel is not better off — its relations with us are worse than the weather; Ukraine is not better off — it is being slowly dismembered; Syria, Libya and Yemen are not better off — they had dictators then, but were not yet a war zone — Denmark, France and Australia are not better off — their cities were not yet the targets of Islamist extremists; and Iraq — the subject of so much intense misrememberance — is perhaps the least better-off of them all.

White House Whitewash: Koran Verse Featured at 'Extremism' Summit Edited Out Call to Crush Jews.  Penny Starr of CNSNews.com has reported that the second day of this past week's White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" was initiated by an unidentified "Muslim prayer" exclusively:  "no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press."  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, recited a "verse from the Koran" in Arabic.  An English translation of the verse was read next by Imam Abdisalam Adam of the Islamic Civil Society of America.

Obama's Fight Against the Ideology-With-No-Name.  The terrorists are animated by an ideology, and we cannot understand what Obama called "the nature of the enemy" without knowing this ideology.  You cannot go into a war of ideas without understanding the ideas you are at war with.  Yet, throughout the two speeches, he never mentions the substance of the enemy's ideas once.

Obama Is Taking the Side of the Terrorists.  The nonsensical counter-radicalization conference and State Department spokeswomen's blatherings aside, an even bigger problem is that in the war between the Moslem governments we were allied with and the terrorists, Obama has consistently taken the side of the terrorists.

Aiding Islamic Terrorists Is Our Foreign Policy.  Obama says that we are not fighting a war on Islam.  What he leaves out is that under his administration the United States is fighting in a civil war that is taking place within Islam.  It's not a conflict between the proverbial moderate Muslim and the raging fanatic.  That was an outdated Bush era notion.  Instead Obama has brought us into a fight between Muslim governments and Muslim terrorists, not on the side of the governments we were allied with, but on the side of the terrorists.

Louisiana Governor: ISIS threat reveals Obama's failure as commander in chief.  President Obama has shown the country that he is incapable of being commander-in-chief of the United States of America.  One of the defining military challenges of our time is the spread of radical Islamist terrorism, and President Obama has focused more on criticizing America and lecturing the American people than on devising a plan to hunt down and kill these extremists.  Every day, Islamic State is expanding its atrocities, killing more innocent people, all while the president and his administration are refusing to admit we are at war, giving us history lessons about the Crusades, refusing to call out radical Islam as the root problem, and contending that jobs programs are the key to defeating terrorism.

Does Obama Love America or Islam?  Love, of a person or of a country, is not judged by what we say. It is judged by what we do. [...] What are the things that Obama is passionate about?  In his first days in office, he signed a number of executive orders.  Of his first five orders, three involved Muslim terrorists captured and held in Gitmo.  His third executive order was about the "humane" treatment of terrorists.  His fourth executive order sought to close Gitmo.  Like the man who can't wait to get away from his wife so he can call his mistress, Obama made his priorities clear from the start.

Obama kept reform Muslims out of summit on extremism.  The White House excluded members of a prominent group of reformist Muslims from its terror summit this week, apparently because President Obama rejects their argument that such groups as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are actually motivated by Islam.  A group of 23 prominent Muslim reformers signed a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times on Jan. 11 asking "What can Muslims do to reclaim their 'beautiful religion'?"  But Obama and officials throughout his administration deny any connection between Islam and the terrorists beheading and burning their victims in a reign of terror in the Middle East.

Washington vs. Obama.  Unlike [George] Washington, who put forth that the president should set policy, the current president cannot figure out how to fight the terrorists.  At a news conference in August, President Obama stated, "I don't want to put the cart before the horse.  We don't have a strategy yet."  Congressman Tom Rooney does not disagree with President Obama, "The president still hasn't given us a winning strategy to defeat ISIS.  He withdrew from Iraq too quickly, without leaving behind any forces to maintain stability, and that's turned into a disaster.  I am very concerned about the general feeling of detachment we're seeing from the president."

Obama Lies.  Whereas many presidential lies protect us; Obama lies are protecting our enemies: ISIS marches on; Iran gets closer to the bomb as Obama rejects calls for more sanctions.  Obama lies are insidious because they wriggle their slimy way through his delicate psyche, untethering him from the vast world beyond self or golf course.  When reality dare intrude into his bubble of self-deceit it elicits cognitive dissonance, prompting his auto defense mechanisms to blast the interlopers as phony, or blame it on hyperbolic social media.  Meanwhile, ISIS marches on, Iran gets closer to the big one, and the real interloper is our supposed Commander-in-Chief.

The Defenders of the Faith Apologize for America.  "Defender of the Faith" is one of the British sovereign's titles.  Of course, Britain has an official faith, the Church of England.  The United States has no state religion, and if it did, it wouldn't be Islam.  Nevertheless, Barack Obama and his minions have set themselves up as official interpreters and defenders of the Muslim faith.  This doesn't stop with insisting that Islam has nothing — nothing! — to do with Islamic terrorism.

Silly Denials Of Islamic Terrorism Bring A Silver Lining.  Ever since the Paris attacks, when Muslim terrorists shouted "Allahu akbar" as they slaughtered people in the name of their god, the Obama administration has continued to twist itself into lexicological pretzels, insisting that Islam had nothing to do with those attacks or any others committed by self-declared mujahedeen around the world.  Indeed, the just-concluded White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" is a perfect example of the rhetorical and logical cul-de-sac President Obama has crashed into.  It was a community-organizing confab dedicated to a problem the community organizer in chief refuses to acknowledge exists.  He found himself arguing that Islamic terrorism is an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp" or "good flan."

The Editor says...
What's wrong with flan?  I like flan.

Obama: Islam 'Woven into the Fabric of Our Country Since Founding'.  In his bloviating speech on Thursday [2/19/2015] at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam.  Not only were terrorists not Muslim, President Obama stated, but Islam played a crucial role in America's founding.  "Here in America," Obama stated, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  Obama seems significantly more comfortable with this characterization of the historic role of Islam than he is with the non-fictional actual historic role of Christianity and Judaism in the American founding.

Obama Opens 'Extremism' Summit With Muslim Prayer, No Other Faiths Allowed — Biden Says Christians Are Murderers.  We are learning more and more about Obama's supposed conference on "extremism" and one thing we've discovered is that Obama had the thing opened up with a Muslim prayer.  But no other religions were allowed to participate in the event.  Worse, Vice President Joe Biden was then heard saying that it is Christians who are the violent murderers.

State Department nonsense
State Dept. Blog: 'The Solution To Violent Extremism Begins in Your Community'.  It's the 1930s all over again, brought to you by people on record trying to reassure us with "Never Again."

Find the 'Countering Violent Extremism Summit' at the Intersection of Islamists and Leftists.  You may understandably think of it as an ISIS jobs fair, but the ongoing confab in Washington is officially known as President Obama's "summit" on "Countering Violent Extremism."  That being the case, many Americans seem surprised at the appearance of Salam al-Marayati, leader of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).  After all, the White House is having a public hissy fit over the upcoming speech to Congress by Obama's bête noire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  An odd time, one might think, for the POTUS to be so chummy with a Muslim activist best know[n] for theorizing, right after the 9/11 attacks, that "we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list."

Our Dangerous Historical Moment.  America has convinced its European partners to drop tough sanctions against Iran.  In the manner of the Allies in 1938 at Munich, they prefer instead to charm Iran, in hopes it will stop making a nuclear bomb.  The Islamic State has used almost a year of unchallenged aggression to remake the map of the Middle East.  President Obama had variously dismissed it as a jayvee team or merely akin to the problems that big-city mayors face.  Europeans pay out millions to ransom their citizens from radical Islamic hostage-beheaders.  Americans handed over terrorist kingpins to get back a likely Army deserter.

White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer — No Other Faiths Represented.  A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism," but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a "verse from the Quran" following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.

None Dare Call It 'Islam'.  First of all, Islam has not "been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding," as Obama said yesterday in his speech about combatting terrorism. [...] Every American should attend to what Obama has said about combating terrorism.  Here he is last September:  "Now let's make two things clear," he said.  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'  No religion condones the killing of innocents."  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'"  Really?  Was the Ayatollah Khomeini "Islamic?"  How about Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan:  is he "Islamic"?  A few years ago, Erdogan told the world that the phrase "moderate Islam" is "ugly" because "Islam is Islam."  Democracy, he said, is just an express stop on the train whose destination is Islam.  Who, in fact, speaks for Islam?  Who gets to say what it is and isn't?

Obama lies by omission.  The see-no-evil president doesn't glimpse Islam as the common denominator behind recent ugliness from Libya to Syria to Nigeria and points beyond.  The speak-no-evil president dare not name the religion as the inspiration for vile acts but instead maintains that a perversion of the message of the Warrior Prophet motivates them.

Obama 'looks scared' to call terrorists Islamic says ex-CIA director.  The former director of the CIA said Thursday [2/19/2015] that President Obama "looks scared" to called members of al Qaeda, the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations "Islamic."  When asked by CNN host Don Lemon if Mr. Obama was too politically correct, Mr. Woolsey said, "The President is sort of a world champion of political correctness, and I think that he's let it really run too far here.  It might be different if he was taking a stern position in the Middle East and [other places] that are causing huge problems," Mediaite reported Thursday [2/19/2015].  Mr. Lemon then asked, "Does it affect the strategy?  The president said that we have to address the root causes of radicalism — poverty, the lack of education and so on."

Doomed Diplomacy: There's no way Iran will ever help fight al Qaeda.  Not long after his inauguration in January 2009, President Barack Obama penned a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. As a presidential candidate, Obama had promised to conduct "tough, direct diplomacy" with the Iranians.  And Obama figured, correctly, that all diplomatic entreaties would end up on Khamenei's desk.  So, the newly elected president decided to write Iran's ultimate decision-maker directly.  And he has written several letters since.  According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the correspondence, Obama sent his latest letter to Khamenei in October of last year.

WH on Comey Snub: Didn't Want Terror Summit to Be 'Overly Focused on Law Enforcement'.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday [2/20/2015] that FBI Director James Comey was not invited to the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, because they didn't want the perception that the conference "was overly focused on law enforcement tactics."  "We wanted to make sure that there wasn't a perception that this conference was overly focused on law enforcement tactics.  Certainly law enforcement is a very important role to play.  That's why we had the nation's top law enforcement official in attendance," Earnest said.

F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism.  The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks — the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey — to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials.

Obama's "Violent Extremism" Summit: An Exercise in Community Organizing.  Andy McCarthy points out that, even as the White House throws "a public hissy fit" over the upcoming speech to Congress by Benjamin Netanyahu, it chooses to be "chummy" with Salam al-Marayati, the Muslim activist best known for saying, right after the 9/11 attacks, that we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list.  You have to hand it Obama, he knows who his friends are.  It's America's friends that he hasn't a clue about, and that's giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Will It Take The End of the World For Obama To Recognize ISIS As 'Islamic'?  Doing a verbal tap dance around Islamic theology and extremism, even calling it "whatever ideology," Obama and his policy team have it completely wrong.  We have to own the issue of extremist Islamic theology in order to defeat it and remove it from our world.  We have to name it to tame it.

Obama rejects as [an] 'ugly lie' [the] notion that [the] West is at war with Islam.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday [2/19/2015] urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.

Imam Obama defends "true peaceful nature of Islam".  Far superior at cover-up and lie spreading than any garden variety Muslim cleric, Obama tried today [2/18/2015] in an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times to have all believe that even in the face of thousands of Christian and Jew deaths at the hands of now rampaging radical Islamist terrorists, the "true peaceful nature of Islam" is worthy of defense by the current occupant of the Oval Office.  How do you say "Horse Hockey" in Arabic?  Because, according to this squatter on the White House who tries to con the world he personally put al Qaeda on the run, groups like ISIS promote a a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."

Obama: 'Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding'.  We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  Obama has said similar things in the past: [...]

Obama: Media Gives 'Very Distorted Impression' of Muslims.  President Barack Obama blamed the media Thursday in a speech as part of the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism for offering a "distorted impression" of Islam.  "In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small and relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don't always know personally somebody who is Muslim.  So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news, and given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression," he said.

The Editor says...
Yes, I would say a long list of "isolated incidents" might give someone a vivid impression of what Islam is all about, and it certainly does not point to a "religion of peace."  Mr. Obama pretends to understand Islam better than Ayatollah Khomeini, who once said, “People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.”  Does Nidal Malik Hasan understand Islam less clearly than Obama does?  How about all those people who are (still) out to get Salman Rushdie — do they misunderstand Islam?  I think they do, and I think Barack H. Obama understands Islam better than he would have us believe.

Wartime admiral: Obama is 'anti-American, pro-Islamic'.  Retired Adm. James "Ace" Lyons, also a former deputy chief of naval operations, said that the administration's approach to the multiple confrontations with Muslim-based enemies follows a string of White House failures to strike Islamic terrorists stretching back to the Carter era's failure to strike at Iran's leadership after the 1979 hostage taking.  "We've had many opportunities to changed the course of history.  It hasn't mattered whether it's a Democratic or Republican administration, we've failed every one of them," says Lyons, who headed PacFleet from 1985 to 1987.

Obama dances around reality as ISIS plays the tune.  After months of taking flak for his lack of a coherent strategy to combat ISIS, President Obama came up with an answer.  Unfortunately, it's "Let's pretend."  In a speech to a conference Wednesday as well as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, our president did set forth an agenda for countering what he insisted on calling "violent extremism."  But his approach puts the top priority on the West acknowledging the terrorists' economic and political grievances.  That won't convince anyone that Obama understands the nature of the threat.  Nor will it do much to convince groups like ISIS that he's serious about defeating them.

U.S. Won't Back Egypt's Attacks on ISIS.  The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday [2/18/2015] to endorse a long-time ally's airstrikes on America's biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State.  Over and over again, Obama's aides declined to back Egypt's military operation against ISIS.  It's another sign of the growing strain between the United States and Egypt, once one of its closest friends in the Middle East.

To Fight Extremism, Obama Calls on US to Embrace Its Muslims.  In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't:  a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.

State Department blames uptick in recent ritual human sacrifices on global unemployment rates.  I can't believe that I have to write this, but here goes:  no, people do not burn other people alive, or slit their throats in a mass human sacrifice, or set up slave markets, or crucify other people, or throw them off buildings, or any of the other things that death cultists do, just because those death cultists don't have access to better jobs.  Those death cultists like their jobs.  It feeds something in their souls.  You'd think that the State Department would know better... well, no, not really:  but they used to be better at hiding that.  Six years of this administration's reverse Midas touch is taking its toll.

A Lying in Winter.  Can you see it now?  It's all there in bureaucratese.  [Marie] Harf wasn't speaking out of turn; no loose cannon.  Harf came on the Chris Matthews show to deliver a message.  They're going to uplift those poor misguided people if they have to spend your last dollar to do it.  If the public misunderstood Harf it was only because it sounded so ridiculous most thought she had lost her mind.

At summit on 'violent extremism' (by nobody in particular) Obama stresses need to placate Muslims.  Ever since the day after 9/11, our leaders have been cautioning us against blaming all Muslims for the acts of terror done in the name of Islam.  And the fact is that there have been remarkably few hate crimes against Muslims, to the great credit of the American people.  Jews are far more risk of hate crime, in fact.  This disproportionate concern for "unfair target[ing]" and desire to exempt all Islamic institutions from scrutiny rests on the dogmatic assertion that there is absolutely nothing in Islam for  infidels  non-Muslims to worry about.

Obama: 'Notion That The West Is at War With Islam Is An Ugly Lie'.  Speaking again at the White House Summit to Countering Violent Extremism [2/18/2015], President Obama asserted that the notion that the United States is at war with Islam is "an ugly lie."  He encouraged all Muslim leaders to directly challenge the notion that somehow the West was at war with Islam. [...] Obama criticized those who referred to Islamic State terrorists as Islamic, arguing that they were only offering the terrorists legitimacy.

Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances".  As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism."  While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam.  Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week.

Obama defends the 'true peaceful nature of Islam'.  President Obama defended the "true peaceful nature of Islam" on Wednesday — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."  In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, the commander-in-chief provided a possible preview of a speech later at a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in which community leaders from across the country gathered to discuss how to protect people from "extremist ideologies."  "The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature of Islam," Obama wrote.

State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness.  Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education.  This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.  Simple observations and basic logic falsifies this Marxism-rooted theory that terrorism is basically the result of class warfare and social inequality.  The top terrorists are highly educated and usually come from the middle class or higher.  And, obviously, the purpose of having a job is to improve one's life.  Joining a terrorist group isn't exactly a promising career choice.  The issue here isn't the errors made by Harf.  It's the fact that this discredited premise continues to permeate the national security apparatus over a dozen years after the 9/11 attacks.  Harf wasn't speaking off the cuff.

Krauthammer: Obama Sounds Like Christians Killed Muslims.  "[President Obama] sounds like a community organizer talking about outreach to communities.  If you listen to the president today, and his emphasis on Islamic grievances, on reaching out, on making Muslims feel comfortable and not excluded, you would think that we are responding to the execution, the beheading of 21 Muslims on behalf of 21 extreme Christians somewhere in the world.  It is so divorced from reality, as if the problem is the lack of understanding of the Muslim grievances, particularly in the Middle East.  We talk about root causes as if that's going to make any difference whatsoever. [...]"

Obama at extremist summit: 'We are not at war with Islam'.  The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over the administration's downplaying of Jewish and Christian victims of Islamist terrorism, as President Obama hosted a summit seeking to gloss over Muslim connections to violent extremism.  Mr. Obama told the conference that the U.S. is not at war with the Muslim world but it needs to counter the religious ideology that groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State are using to recruit young fighters.  And he defended his avoidance of the term "radical Islam" to describe terrorists.

Obama's op-ed in the LA Times, for what it's worth:
President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism.  [Scroll down]  That pluralism has at times been threatened by hateful ideologies and individuals from various religions.  We've seen tragic killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 and at a Jewish community center in Kansas last year.  We do not yet know why three young people, who were Muslim Americans, were brutally killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid.  Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must continue to stand united with a community in mourning and insist that no one should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.

The Editor says...
Thank you, Imam Soetoro.  Unfortunately, Colleen Hufford and Brendan Tevlin are unavailable for comment.

Biden: Muslim Immigration Not Going to Stop.  Obama tried to counter the Paris Unity March, which his administration boycotted, with a seminar on "Countering Violent Extremism".  CVE continues to mean pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing to deal with Islamic terrorism.  Obama is claiming that the solution is to teach the true peaceful nature of Islam while continuing to push the lie that the Chapel Hill killings targeted Muslims.  Biden is cheerleading all that Muslim immigration.

The 'Jobs For Jihad Delinquents' Program.  Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to "invest" in unnamed immigrant "communities" vulnerable to unnamed extremism.  Some of the most generous welfare states on the planet have suffered horrific jihad attacks this year.  Liberal Denmark's soft-on-jihad rehab program has been a disaster.  But that hasn't stopped State Department spokes-babbler Marie Harf from mewling incessantly about "combating poverty" to combat ISIS.

Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away.  The White House is holding a three-day "summit" on "countering violent extremism."  If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn't understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times on the subject.  Let's look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section.

The Editor says...
One thing is certain:  If it's anything close to an "amazing literary effort," Barack H. Obama didn't write it.

White House Summit Features Muslim Leader with Record of Defending Terror Groups.  The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) posted a picture on Twitter confirming that its President, Salam Al-Marayati, is in attendance at the White House's Countering Violent Extremism Summit, which kicked off on Tuesday [2/17/2015].

Egyptian Government Outraged That White House Hosted Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists.  The peerless Middle East Media Research Institute, better known as MEMRI, serves up another major story certain to be ignored by our betters in legacy media.  To wit:  the government of one-time ally Egypt is outraged that the Obama administration is fomenting civil unrest — again — in that country by propping up the Nazi-aligned terror group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: U.S. State Department Hosting Of MB Delegation — A Slap In The Face Of The War On Terrorism.  Several members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) recently reported on their social media accounts that a delegation of MB members had visited the U.S. State Department on January 27, 2015 and met with officials from the State Department and White House, as well as with members of Congress and representatives from American research institutes.  According to the MB reports, the purpose of the meeting was to recruit support for their opposition to the 'Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi regime in Egypt."  On its part, the American administration was embarrassed by the publication of the visit, but openly acknowledged it a few days later.

Obama's Secret Iran Talks Deserve Scrutiny.  Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that the exchange of secret letters between President Obama and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has resumed.  The letters are believed to concern Obama's offer of cooperation with Iran against ISIS terrorists if Tehran will agree to a deal on its nuclear program.  These letters have clearly been a crucial element in the six-year administration effort to forge a new détente with the Islamist regime.  But they must also be placed in the context of the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Israel about the nuclear talks.

Barack Obama Refused to Share Intel With Egypt and Jordan.  The Egyptian government asked the Obama administration for information on ISIS targets after 21 Coptic Christians were brutally executed.  Obama refused.  Egypt wants to defeat ISIS.  Jordan asked for intel and drone support but Obama refused.  They have been bombing ISIS and want to defeat them.  The Kurds have begged us for support and they can't get it.  Barack Obama won't help the Nigerians who are fighting Boko Haram.  When Obama "freed" Libya all the U.S.-backed government in Libya wanted was training for their military and police.  Obama refused.  Even though ISIS made it clear that they were killing the innocent Coptic Christians because they were Christians, Obama refused to acknowledge it today [2/16/2015] in the White House statement.

Cicero and Obama.  [Scroll down]  We now know that Obama recently met with men who call for the destruction of the United States.  In fact, there is no pretense anymore as Obama maintains that one of his duties is to protect and defend Islam while serving in the White House.  In fact, he has stated that he "considers it part of [his] responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  (Apology Tour Speech at Cairo University in June 2009).  Yet, that 'responsibility' has never been part of the job description of President of the United States, but Obama [has made] it a goal to make certain Islam is defended at all cost.

Is Obama a Manchurian Candidate?  Obamacare and the sabotaging of the immigration system were bad enough, but they are absolutely trivial compared to what is going on now.  We have the next thing to a jihadist in the White House.  From the inability to name Islamic terrorists as Islamic, to the failure to name Jews as the objects of homicidal anti-Semitism at a kosher market, to the complete omission of the word Christian when 21 Christians have their heads cut off (simultaneously!) for being Christian, we have in the Oval Office not only the worst president in the history of our country, we have the worst person to be president.  And now he is opening the door to a huge number of Syrian refugees, who knows how many of whom may be members of ISIS, al Qaeda or some group we haven't even heard of yet. [...] And if this weren't enough, Obama is colluding with the Iranian ayatollahs as if he were an [sic] Shiite imam, not only to help them get nuclear weapons, but to form a permanent alliance with the United States against the Sunni world.

Obama flashes the Muslim gang sign
Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign.  Is President Obama a Muslim?  A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August's U.S.-African Leaders' Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. [...] Maybe it was Obama's idea of a joke, but that is unlikely.  The finger in the air was a position statement brazenly stated.  His entire administration has been a promotion of Islam at home and abroad, and just cataloging the evidence would fill a book.  He has made this country cozy for Islam, from ordering NASA to make Muslims feel good about themselves to calling ISIS beheading victim Peter Kassig by the Muslim name that he had adopted in the vain hope of saving his life. [...] Obama is comfortable with Islam's extreme.  He arms such people throughout the Middle East.  He has let them into our government.

What does this weird hand sign flashed by President Obama mean?  Is this hand sign, flashed by President Obama at the recent U.S.-African Leaders Summit, just a random gesture?  Or does it have a deeper meaning?

Obama defends Islam at all cost.  It seems like a long time ago that Colleen Hufford was the victim of a savage jihadist attack when a devout Muslim sliced off her head.  But it was just a few months ago.  And if you recall, after the attack Obama had no comment.  None.  At least not about Colleen Hufford.  Or jihad.  He did, however, have a comment that was so important the message was hand-delivered and read aloud to members of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City where Obama expressed his sympathy for what a rough month the Muslim community had following the attack while offering thanks to all of them.  Beyond that, Obama remained silent on the matter, deferring to the FBI. [...] Whoever would have imagined that the President of the United States would be facilitating terror?  And whoever would have imagined that such a person would be elected not once.  But twice.

The Word for this Administration: Islamisant.  The president is usually quick to describe violent extremist attacks by "random folks."  We are surprised that he did not call the murder of the twenty-one Egyptian Copts "workplace violence."  After all, weren't they kidnapped from their place of employment?  The Obama administration infamously called the murders at Fort Hood in 2009 workplace violence.  They were carried out by a jihadist who for years had been spewing violent Islamist threats, and who had been protected by Pentagon bureaucrats who were more interested in a false notion of diversity than in security of our troops.  Islamisant is a fair characterization of President Obama's attitude from Day One.  He boasted to The New York Times in 2006 that he could still recite the Shahada — the Muslim call to prayer.  He learned it as a boy in Indonesia.

Marie Harf: I'm "too nuanced" for you.  Touting the rollout of Great Society liberalism worldwide as the answer to religious fanaticism betrays a mind-boggling stupidity.  Jobs programs don't quite cut it when you're in the 72 virgins business.  This is where the administration's comprehensive denial of the motive forces driving the terrorists is key.  They aren't looking for work.  They aren't looking to get rich.  They aren't looking for early childhood education.  They aren't looking for daycare programs.  They've got something else on their mind, something else that is taboo to speak of in the higher reaches of the Obama administration.

If there's one thing this country needs, it's more Syrians!
U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here.  The United States has "a long tradition of welcoming refugees," and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said.  "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011.  We're likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016," spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday [2/13/2015].

Vice President Joe Biden Calls for Steps 'Beyond Force' to |Fight Islamic Extremism.  Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day White House summit on combating violent extremism with a call for "answers that go beyond force."  "We need answers that go beyond a military answer," Biden told a group of 40 participants in a roundtable meeting at the White House.  The meeting's agenda was to identify effective local strategies to counter extremist messages targeting vulnerable minority youth in American cities, officials said.

Obama leaves al Qaeda war resolution intact, keeping Guantanamo open.  The push for a new war authorization to fight the Islamic State group does nothing to change the 2001 fight against al Qaeda, leaving the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay open and meaning President Obama's successor could refill the prison he has rapidly been emptying.  Mr. Obama called for repealing the 2002 resolution authorizing war in Iraq but wants to leave the 2001 authorization passed in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks intact, meaning the U.S. is still formally in combat and the prison can remain operational.

Even President Bush Got Involved trying to Stop Obama's Pro-Iran Tilt.  It's becoming increasingly obvious that Obama has sold out American foreign policy to Iran.  What happened in Yemen hasn't changed that.  And former American allies are getting increasingly desperate to be heard. [...] Obama isn't just selling out Israel to Iran.  He's also selling out the Sunnis in Iraq to Iran.

Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group.  A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday [2/18/2015].  The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).  The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which is a known front for Islamist terrorist groups, operates mosques in and around Boston.

President Obama, America's Nero.  Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet interviews while the world burns.  Is he trying to distract himself, or us?  To use a sports analogy, is he trying to "run out the clock" and leave office before terrorist fires consume us?  We have a president who is mismatched to the times in which we live.  He is unserious when seriousness is required.  The tyrants of the world have taken notice and rightly calculated they can pretty much do what they want without paying a heavy penalty.

Kamikaze Nation.  The United States is under direct and sustained attack by the combined forces of the tyrannical far left and radical Islam, punctuated by humiliation abroad and despair at home.  We are losing because unlike Walter Mitty, whose delusions were confined to his own head, Barack Obama has been permitted to play out his most destructive leftist and pro-Islamic fantasies in real-time from the most powerful office on the planet.

As Jordan, Egypt bomb ISIS, Obama holds a summit on extremism; He plans 2 speeches.  Whenever Barack Obama needs the appearance of taking action on some hot issue in the news, he calls for a summit of some kind.  Gun violence.  Bullying.  Healthy eating.  Oh, look!  Another one begins today in Washington:  The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.  It's so very important that Obama will throw not one but two speeches at it during the next three days.

A Closer Look at the White House Statement On The Murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The White House released a statement yesterday [2/15/2015] regarding the brutal murder of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.  Within the statement itself you'll note the absence of the word "Christian" which continues the administration's avoidance narrative: [...]

'Islamic extremism' off limits at White House terrorism summit.  The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won't focus on Islamic extremism and won't even mention the term.  "You can call them what you want; we're calling them terrorists," a senior Obama administration official said Monday [2/16/2015].  The determination not to mention Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.

Obama's weak and unnecessary war authorization.  President Obama has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State, declaring in his State of the Union address "We need that authority."  No, he doesn't.  Obama has been using force against the Islamic State for six months now.  Between his inherent authority as commander in chief and two existing authorizations for the use of military force, he has all the authority he "needs" to defeat the Islamic State.  What is holding Obama back is not the lack of congressional authorization but his own stubborn unwillingness to employ the kind of force his military commander says is necessary to win.

What a Statesman would do Today.  Obama's basic triviality as a human being and politician comes from his failure to understand the difference between civilization and barbarism.  Time and time again, Obama can't understand the most basic needs of daily life:  Security rather than anarchy, liberty rather than oppression, basic morality rather than sadistic murders against innocent scapegoats.  Churchill would recognize ISIS in about five seconds.  Reagan would, too.  But Obama is still trying to pretend all those snuff videos aren't real.

Obama Goes Golfing AGAIN as World Mourns Christian Martyrs.  As the international community mourned the deaths of 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded in an Islamic State (ISIS) video released on Sunday [2/15/2015], President Barack Obama spent the day golfing in Palm Springs, California.  Obama also played golf on Sunday when the videotaped slaughter of Coptic Christians went viral globally.

On Terrorism, Our President Is Tone-Deaf.  I am the last person to suggest that the President of the United States needs to issue a statement every time someone gets shot in a foreign country.  But in the context of the administration's wrong-footing of the Charlie Hebdo/Paris deli attacks, its response to the murders in Copenhagen is puzzling.  President Obama is busy fundraising and golfing in California.  To date, he has been silent on the Danish terrorist attacks.

State Department on Islamic State: We can't win 'by killing them' — need to get them jobs.  Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said America can't win against the Islamic State "by killing them" and ought instead to focus on addressing what she claimed was the root problem — their poor economy — and help them get jobs.

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Wars have been fought for centuries, and in every case of which I am aware, they were won or lost based on destruction and annihilation.  Job fairs won't win a war against ruthless 7th-century murderers.

Top Ten Jobs for Jihadists.  [#1] Wal-Mart Greeters: Who better to meet and greet shoppers — and urge them to load their shopping carts to overflowing — than hooded and black-robed jihadists who will decapitate anyone who dares to oppose them?

U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Imported into U.S..  Far be it from me to challenge the genius of the Hillary/Kerry State Department, but one wonders whether Psaki needs a fungo-sized konk in the noggin from our legendary clue-bat.  According to State Department spokeserson Marie Harf, ISIS can be stopped in its tracks with a unique military strategy:  offering the burgeoning Caliphate members entry-level jobs.  Say, changing oil at JiffyLube or refilling the  troughs  buffets at Golden Corral.  Of course, an accurate representation of ISIS' goals would require candor and resolve, which is why you'll never hear a peep about any of that from the most transparent administration evah.

Obama's underwhelming Islamic State war powers request raises doubts.  The administration's strategy would authorize military force to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, for three years but would limit American boots on the ground to specific roles, such as rescue operations or commando missions.

ISIS Upset with Obama, Kerry, 'Heretics' for 'Slogan' That Islam Is Religion of Peace.  The new issue of ISIS' magazine released today [2/12/2015] takes issue with Western leaders who assert that Islam is a religion of peace.

Why Did Obama's FBI Just Release Chicago Bomb Plotter and Narco-Terrorist Emad Karakrah?  Several years ago the FBI had arrested Emad Karakrah and charged him with a series of crimes.  Karakrah was involved in several plots and crimes including narco-terrorism and a 2009 plot to bomb Oprah Winfrey's Chicago TV studios.  But for some inexplicable reason, the FBI just released this dangerous man out of prison.  This guy has a long history of terrorist activities.  Karakrah was involved in a far-reaching narco-terrorism plot according to extensive reporting by Judicial Watch and when he had a ISIS flag waving from his car — the same car he threatened to use as a bob [sic] carrier.  But now, for some inexplicable reason the FBI announced that on January 7, Karakrah reached a plea deal and was released from jail.

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood.  A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S.  Clare Lopez, who served in the CIA for 20 years and is senior vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy, said the problem isn't with working-level FBI agents, who know the jihadi threat is "nurtured" in mosques.  The hindrance is from "higher-level" FBI management and the national security leadership, she insisted.  She said the FBI for too long has allowed itself "to be influenced by operatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates whose objective is to neuter U.S. national security defenses."

Obama's so selfie absorbed.  [Scroll down]  Recent events show a disturbing picture of the emerging world order he favors.  It starts with bringing Iran in from the cold, a plan Obama has been working on since taking office in 2009.  His concessions to the mad mullahs' nuclear program are alarming, but that is only a piece of his strategy.  As national defense veteran Michael Doran writes in Mosaic magazine, Iran is key to Obama's "thinking about the role of the United States in the world, and especially in the Middle East."  He argues persuasively that the president wants a grand bargain that would, in Obama's own words, "integrate Iran into the international community" and "make it a very successful regional power."

Obama's Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy.  On Wednesday [2/11/2015], President Obama proposed for Congress's consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL).  The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs.  So Obama's proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary.  It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate, Congress would not give it the time of day.

Who Benefits from Our Inaction Abroad?  [Scroll down]  The best insight into the president's motives is supplied by a very troubling piece in Mosaic magazine by the Hudson Institute's Michael Doran.  The president has been consistent, Doran shows, from his first days in office.  "Obama based his policy of outreach to Tehran on two key assumptions of the grand-bargain myth:  that Tehran and Washington were natural allies, and that Washington itself was the primary cause of the enmity between the two."  The president has been secretive and dishonest about negotiations with Iran — and aides have hinted of his intention to block the Senate's ratification power by not calling a nuclear agreement a treaty.  All of Obama's seemingly inexplicable decisions, Doran argues, from Syria to Iraq to the spurning of the Green Revolution in 2009, are of a piece.  Obama believes that once a nuclear agreement is reached, Iran will become a stabilizing power in the region and the world.

ISIS Agrees to Three-Year War.  ISIS commanders today announced that they had agreed to President Obama's time limit of three years for the war between the Islamic state and the United States and its allies.  "We think three years is enough time to decide who's best," an ISIS spokesman said today.  "There is much wisdom to Obama's approach.  It's kind of like a soccer match.  At some point, you have to call time, and whoever is ahead is the winner."  President Obama's proposed authorization of military force lasts for three years, after which the next president would have to try to extract a new authorization from Congress if he decided to continue the war.

White House omits Jews as ISIS targets in war proposal.  Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the commander-in-chief.  But one Republican lawmaker noticed something else that he calls quite troubling — omission of the word "Jews."  Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President's proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS:  Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews.

Were These People Not Christians?  The White House Sunday issued a statement condemning the barbaric beheadings of more than a dozen Egyptian Coptic Christians, but somehow the statement failed to note that that they were killed because they were Christian — or even that they were Christian at all. [...] President Obama's determination to portray Islamist terrorism as merely "extremism" untethered from any religious motivation has now crossed the line from absurdity into profound offensiveness.

No Mention of 'Christians' In White House Statement Condemning ISIS Beheadings.  On Sunday night [2/15/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement condemning the actions of Islamic State Militants after they released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The statement from the White House described the victims as "innocents" and "citizens," but made no mention of the victims' faith.  "The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists," the statement read, offering condolence to the victims families.  The ISIS video was directly targeted at Christians, citing their faith as the reason for their death.

When Muslims are victims, Obama is very quick to speak on their behalf.
Obama says N.C. shooting victims may have been targeted as Muslims.  Although police haven't determined yet whether three Muslims in North Carolina were murdered in a parking dispute or because of their religion, President Obama suggested Friday [2/13/2015] that they were victims of a hate crime.  "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship," Mr. Obama said, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama were offering condolences to the victims' families.

Obama Announces FBI Probe Into Chapel Hill Shootings.  President Obama issued a statement announcing that a FBI probe had been launched to investigate the Chapel Hill shootings which claimed the lives of three Muslims.  "No one in the United States of America should be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship," said Obama.  This stands in sharp contrast to Obama's assessment in his interview with Vox that last month's attack in a Jewish grocery store in Paris which claimed the lives of four Jews was random.  This despite the fact that the man responsible for the killing called a radio station and stated, "I targeted them because they were Jewish."

Former Obama DIA Chief: Administration 'Struggling to Define' Threat of Islamic Extremism.  President Obama has sent a proposal to Congress for the authorization of military force to fight against the threat of IS.  Flynn said the president had used the term "Islamic State."  This action recognizes that there is a faction of radical Islam that wants to commit terroristic threats.  "If the enemy is calling themselves that, why are we having such a difficult time defining that," Flynn said.

Muslim Brotherhood: White House Official Met Us at State Department.  A Muslim Brotherhood member who recently was hosted at the State Department along with several of the Islamist group's key allies now claims that a White House official also was present in that meeting, according to recent remarks.  Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, a Brotherhood member and former Egyptian parliamentarian, was in the United States late last month along with a delegation of fellow Brotherhood leaders and allies.

White House Stalled ISIS Rescue. Foley, Sotloff, and Mueller Died.  The U.S. did not think British intelligence was good enough to act on and waited a month to launch a mission to rescue ISIS's hostages.  By then it was too late.

Report: White House had intel for seven weeks before launching rescue attempt for Kayla Mueller and other hostages.  We already knew they'd dragged their feet in greenlighting a rescue mission for the hostages.  After James Foley was murdered last summer, a defense source told Toby Harden that he'd heard the White House had waited nearly 30 days to say okay after special ops told them they were ready.

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This is exactly the behavior one would expect if Obama were a Muslim himself.  Which is why I believe he is a Muslim.

Obama White House dithered for nearly a month before launching rescue.  The United Kingdom gave the Obama administration intelligence in June 2014 about where in Syria the ISIS terror army was holding its American captives, but the White House dithered and missed its opportunity to rescue them, according to a shocking report published Thursday [2/12/2015].  U.S. and British officials said the administration sat on the information for nearly a month before launching a military raid to recover American aid worker Kayla Mueller and journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.  By the time a rescue was mounted on July 4, 2014, the hostages had been moved.

Details emerge on Kayla Mueller's capture, captivity at ISIS hands.  Fox News first learned details about Mueller's capture and captivity last fall, and, at the request of U.S. officials who cited national security concerns in ongoing efforts to secure her release, agreed to hold off on reporting them.  A similar request was made by a spokeswoman for the family and agreed to by Fox.  Following the confirmation Tuesday of Mueller's death, Fox News can now report those details, though some specifics are still deemed too sensitive for publication.

Obama's Minions Defend Him For 'Random Shooting' Deli Remark.  Four Jews were murdered because of their faith, but Obama, in one devious sentence, reduced the heinous nature of the attack to something akin to "workplace violence."  (Sound familiar?)  He couldn't even bring himself to say the word "kosher."

President Obama: Iran Won't Develop Nuclear Weapons Because It's "Contrary" To Islam.  [Scroll down]  This follows four years of Obama saying one thing, and yet delivering an outcome totally divergent to what is claimed.  Here is a timeline of the Obama administration's Iran policy, as the world's most dangerous nation and leading state sponsor of terrorism moves inexorably towards acquiring the world's most dangerous weapon.

Obama Knew Location of U.S. Hostages; Waited 7 Weeks to Order Rescue that Failed.  Here is Fox News' Catherine Herridge reporting that President Barack Obama had actionable intelligence in May 2014 as to the whereabouts of hostages held by ISIS — down to the location, including the building and the floor plan of the building.  Yet, Obama waited seven weeks to order the rescue attempt!  As you remember, by the time Obama got around to giving the go-ahead for the Special Forces rescue attempt, the hostages had been moved.  [Video clip]

Anti-Semitic horrors don't exist in Obama's world.  At Tuesday's press briefing, White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest said something disgusting — I don't know how else to describe it — about the massacre at the Hyper Casher kosher supermarket in Paris one month ago.  "The individuals who were killed in that terrible, tragic incident," Earnest droned, "were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be."  Take it from someone who keeps kosher:  Nobody "randomly" happens to be in a kosher supermarket, not even in Manhattan.

Obama's Fundamental Transformation of America now global.  Lib-left world 'leaders' , soft as fleece on Islamic terrorism, go out of their way to hide the meaning of Islamic terrorism under a wooly blanket called "extremism".  The upside-down world they create leans heavily on projection and distortion in which they add insult to injury by smearing their perceived dissidents as "extremists" and watch with glee as the mainstream media repeat the smears.  As bad as it is, count on it getting much worse.  By the end of 2015, President Barack Obama's high-handed influence on elections in other countries aims to add fellow Islamic deniers to the Western world roster.

Obama: According to Iran's Supreme Leader, "It Would Be Contrary To Their Faith To Obtain A Nuclear Weapon".  At a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Obama addressed the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.  According to the Supreme Leader of Iran, said Obama, "it would be contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon."

President Compares Islam to Christianity.  It is important to analyze these words — because the president of the United States spoke them in a major forum, and because what he said is said by all those who defend Islam against any criticism.  Referring to Islamic violence, the president accuses anyone who implies that such religious violence "is unique to some other place" — meaning outside the Christian West — as getting on a "high horse."  Is this true?  Of course, not.  In our time, major religious violence is in fact "unique to some other place," namely the Islamic world.  What other religious group is engaged in mass murder, systematic rape, slavery, beheading innocents, bombing public events, shooting up school children, wiping out whole religious communities and other such atrocities?

More about Obama's offensive speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

If it bleeds, it leads... to denial by Obama.  John [Hinderaker] did a great job of ripping President Obama's pathetic musings on terrorism, as served up to Matthew Yglesias of Vox.com.  I want to focus on Obama's claim that the media "absolutely" sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism.  Obama offered no evidence to support this claim.  He merely asserted it, adding that he doesn't blame the media for following the "the famous saying... if it bleeds, it leads."  That's big of him.  But in what instances does Obama believe the media gave inordinate coverage to terrorist blood-letting?  ISIS's beheading of hostages?  The murders at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher deli in Paris?

Obama, Susan Rice Repeat Claim to Have 'Halted' Iran's Nuclear Progress.  More than two weeks after saying during his State of the Union address that an interim agreement with Iran had "halted the progress of its nuclear program" — a claim since disputed — President Obama repeated the assertion in his National Security Strategy report, released on Friday [2/6/2015].  "We are currently testing whether it is possible to achieve a comprehensive resolution to assure the international community that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful, while the Joint Plan of Action has halted the progress of Iran's program," Obama wrote in the introductory letter to the NSS.

Obama on Iran Negotiations: 'What's the Rush?'.  At a news conference today [2/9/2015] with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama was asked whether nuclear negotiations with Iran were headed for another extension.  His response, in part:  "What's the rush?"  "I think there was always the assumption that although the interim agreement lasted a certain period of time that we would probably need more time to move forward," Obama said.

Obama's meeting with Muslim leaders included president of Hamas-tied ISNA, other Islamic supremacists and subversives.  [Scroll down]  Let's look at this group.  What are they working on?  They claimed victory in pressuring the already Sharia-compliant LAPD into changing the way it handles Islamic suspicious activity reports.  Is counterterror the focus of any of the work MPAC is doing?  Go to their website, mpac.org.  Is there even one word addressing the tens of thousands of jihad attacks, the oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim countries under the Sharia, Islam's misogyny and dehumanization of women?  Is any of that worthy of mention on their website?  No.  Their objective is to impose Islam upon the secular marketplace.

The Muslim Brotherhood Comes To The White House.  The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim "leaders" who met with the President this past week.  Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.

No Thanks to Obama, the World Is Finally Figuring Out How to Fight ISIS.  Yes, it's unfortunate that the US has a president, Barack Obama, who consistently sees things from the Muslim point of view. [...] With a pro-Muslim commander-in-chief, and with the administration insisting that "climate change" is the greatest threat we face, it shouldn't be a surprise that the villainous Islamic State is on the march in the Middle East.

Obama's Fanaticism.  On the one hand, we discover that Obama warmly welcomes "Muslim leaders" including "members of known jihadist groups."  And on the other, he "stuns and horrifies Americans, and indeed Christians around the world not to mention victims of Islamist horror" with his bigoted rant at the National Prayer Breakfast.  At what point can it be definitively acknowledged that Obama's loyalties are not with the United States?  Moreover, this man's disregard for humanity is breathtaking and terrifying.

Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews 'Random' Shooting.  President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. [...] The president calls the attackers "violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."

Taqiyya? State Dept. admits lying about meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  So anyway this non-terrorist group was hosted by the State Department, and in typical Obama administration fashion, the circumstances of the meeting were fabricated.  As the Free Beacon writes, "The State Department admitted on Monday that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom."  I love the way it says "misled," the kinder, gentler way to say taqiyya.

Barack Obama: What the heck is wrong with you?  Barack Obama was asked about [the] gruesome murder that the Islamic savages filmed and then released on Tuesday [2/3/2015].  The photo-op president of the United States was in the middle of another Obamacare promotional event when a journalist asked him about the death of the Jordanian pilot.  Mr. Obama, instead of reacting with the horror that real Americans or even any sane individual has over this shocking murder, seemed to be seriously irritated that someone would dare interrupt his photo-op.

Obama changes objective in war on ISIS from 'destroy' to 'defeat'.  President Obama is changing the objective in the war against the Islamic State from "destroy" to "defeat."  Military analysts say there is a big difference.

Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House 'Anti-Muslim Bigotry' Meeting.  The White House has still refused to name the "American Muslim leaders" with whom President Obama met to "discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues."  According to a White House statement on the President's meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the "Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism."  On the foreign policy front, "the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam," while also congratulating Muslims on their "remarkable contributions" to America.  Breitbart News has uncovered the names of seven of the American Muslim leaders in attendance.

The Editor says...
When has Obama ever met secretly with a group of Christian leaders?

Day Before Denouncing Christianity, Obama Held Secretive Meeting With Islamic Leaders.  Yesterday [2/5/2015] Obama once again made good on his promise to "stand with the Muslims" when he responded to the latest ghastly atrocity by the Islamic State by absurdly blaming Christianity for slavery and denouncing the Crusades.  On the previous day, he attended a religious meeting more to his liking. [...] Considering the malevolent ultra-radicals he openly consults with (e.g., Al Sharpton) and even appoints to positions of great power (e.g., Eric Holder), the imagination balks at who must have attended this meeting for the Regime to want it kept secret.  Members of the terror umbrella group the Muslim Brotherhood were likely present, given Obama's record of support for it at the expense of Western interests.

Islam, history and the failure to recognize a world threat.  If you don't know which side the president is on, you should probably be forgiven.  It often appears HE doesn't know which side he is on.  Last week had to be an all-time low not just for this president, but for any president in history, in terms of looking weak and vacillating, if not downright pusillanimous, in the face of the enemy.  The enemy, in case you need a scorecard, is Islamic expansionist jihad.  The tactic is terrorism waged with shameless barbarity, and the goal is worldwide domination in the form of a Sharia-law-based caliphate.

Muslim Group's Enthusiastic Invitation to Obama After Christianity Comments.  The nation's largest Muslim group is inviting President Barack Obama to visit an American mosque, enthusiastically embracing the president's controversial comments at the National Prayer Breakfast this week comparing past Christian misdeeds to the Islamic State. [...] Obama met with 15 Muslim leaders at the White House Wednesday [2/4/2015], but the White House has not yet released the names, only that they were "American Muslim leaders."

Whether a Civilization Endures is Determined by How it Confronts Evil.  Are Americans becoming complacent to the violence in our midst?  Obama certainly appears to be.  In the fight of good versus evil, he is siding with evil.

'Strategic Patience': White House Unveils National Security Strategy.  President Obama issued a national security strategy to Congress this morning calling for "strategic patience" to face challenges ranging from rampaging terrorists to Vladimir Putin on the march.  "America leads from a position of strength.  But, this does not mean we can or should attempt to dictate the trajectory of all unfolding events around the world," Obama wrote in the preface of the report.  Global challenges, he added, "require us to take our responsibilities seriously and make the smart investments in the foundations of our national power."  The 35-page document mentions "Islam" just twice — in spelling out the formal name of ISIL, and stating, "We reject the lie that America and its allies are at war with Islam."

Appeasement as Narcissism.  Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists.  Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists.  The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular.  Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam."  And "violent extremism," "workplace violence" or "man-caused disaster" better describe radical Islamic terrorism.  Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency.  What is the point of such linguistic appeasement?

The White House Won't Reveal Who Attended Obama's Secret Meeting With Muslim Leaders.  President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press.  The White House released a readout of the meeting explaining that Obama discussed "a range of domestic and foreign policy issues" including Obamacare, police fairness, anti-Muslim discrimination, and the upcoming Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.

Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately.  The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive.  After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday [2/4/2015], the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening [2/5/2015].

Will Democrats Formally Announce an Alliance With Hamas and Boycott the Israeli Prime Minister's Speech to Congress?  This sort of thing must pose quite the head-scratching conundrum for many in the American Jewish community.  If they support their far left ideology, they also must support the Nazi-backed, Islamofascist movement and all it entails.
1. Obama is entertaining Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the White House and at the State Department
2. Obama is doing his level best to ensure Iran continues its work on nuclear weapons
3. Obama is doing his level best to ostracize Israel and ridicule its self-preservation instinct
4. Obama continues to legitimize the tactics of Hamas
5. Obama refuses to call the Islamic state "Islamic"
And Democrats, instead of speaking out, are in lockstep with him.

Obama denied request from Jordan for Predator drones in Islamic State fight.  The Obama administration this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State.  The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee member, has gained attention since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamist terrorist group in the days after it released a video of its execution by fire of a captured Jordanian military pilot.

Do ya think? Obama says ISIS 'appears only interested in death and destruction'.  Now, we all know by now Barack Hussein Obama prides himself on being cool and aloof.  Last summer when ISIS beheaded an American, Obama denounced it at a brief photo-op it, then played a long round of fist-bumping golf with pro athlete pals.  Obama skipped the funeral of the first U.S. general killed in combat in decades because he was on vacation. [...] No wonder we've never seen Obama donate blood.  He doesn't have any.  Or passion.  Or humanity.

Gitmo's Worst Terrorists Skype as Part of "Humane Treatment".  In the latest of many fringe benefits extended to the world's most dangerous terrorists the Obama administration is allowing Guantanamo Bay prisoners — including a senior Al Qaeda operative — to speak with family via video chats similar to Skype.  The captives are "high-value" detainees locked up in a special top-security wing of the military compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba.

Islamic extremist terrorism: The scourge that Obama dare not name.  To the average person, it's pretty clear we're at war with Islamic extremists.  Yet, to hear President Obama tell it, we are not technically at war, and even if we are, he wants you to believe religion has little to do with it.  He and his surrogates have repeatedly refused to say the words "Islamic extremism" or "radical Islam" when describing our enemies in groups like Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and Boko Haram, just to name a few.

Obama's Response to ISIS Murders: Better Stick to the Golf.  [Scroll down]  The clue to Obama's dreamy bemusement lies in the words: "whatever ideology they are operating off of, it's bankrupt."  Go on Barack, take a quick stab at that ideology thing.  Are they — Islamic State — really an ideological terrorist cover for Presbyterianism?  Radical Quakers?  Mormons, Jews, Hindus or pastafarians?  Is that their political/religious orientation?

We Still Don't Know Why Obama Wants Deal with Iran.  [Scroll down]  The secret talks began in 2008, before Obama was even elected, and the back channel, as I was the first to reveal, was retired U.S. Ambassador William Miller, who confirmed the story to me and others.  In other words, Obama entered the White House with the intention of forging an alliance with our most dangerous enemy in the Middle East.  That fact has to be the baseline of any serious analysis of our government's policies.  Which takes us straightaway to the great unanswered question:  Why does the president want this alliance?

Obama To Host American Muslims At The White House — Closed To The Press.  President Obama plans to meet with American Muslim leaders at the White House, the day after a video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive was released by Islamic State terrorists.  The meeting will take place later this afternoon [2/4/2015], according to the White House, but it will be closed to the press according to the schedule.  Photographers will also be blocked from the event.

State Department admits it lied about Muslim Brotherhood visit.  This is a serious and shameful incident that the mainstream media can be counted on to brush aside.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the central Sunni coordinating mission for jihad, the conquest and subjugation of the world to the dictates of sharia law, and the supremacy of Muslims over infidels.  The Egyptian government has identified the MB as a terrorist organization. [...] By falsely claiming that Georgetown University sponsored and funded the delegation, the State Department attempted to legitimize its visit with a veneer of academic respectability, making it seem like a courtesy call since they were already in the neighborhood.

State Dept. Misled Reporters About Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  The State Department admitted on Monday [2/2/2015] that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom.  State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki claimed last week that the controversial delegation of key Brotherhood leaders and allies had been "organized and funded by Georgetown University."  However, the university denied this is the case when reached by the Washington Free Beacon.

Allen West To Congress: Censure Obama For Being 'Islamist Sympathizer'.  "Well, this is what happens because weakness is enticing for your enemy and let us go back and remember even in 2009 when President Obama went to speak in Egypt at that university there in Cairo he requested for the Muslim Brotherhood members to be front and center for his speech.  So you know there comes a time when we really have to honestly say, you know, whose side is President Obama on?" West said.

"If we can't name the enemy we cannot begin to deal with it."
The Administration's Epidemic Speech Tic.  [Scroll down]  "This follows a series of semantic exercises in which the shoe bomber is dismissed as 'deranged' and the Fort Hood shootings are described as a "workplace incident'.  The great cartoonist Ramirez mocked this linguistic legerdemain this week, but it's not really funny.  I think it's a serious speech tic and it seems to be catching.  "Why would the administration think calling these monsters 'insurgents' could disguise the terrorist nature of their acts?  What distinguishes them from 'terrorists' attacking civilians, our troops, our contractors, our interests and allies in particularly brutal fashion?

What Are the Metaphysics of Islamic Denial?  After six years, it is no surprise that the Obama administration does not see the Taliban as "terrorists" or that it will not associate "violent extremism" with radical Islam or just Islam.  After all, when Maj. Hasan murdered U.S. soldiers it was nothing more than "workplace violence," as if he were a disgruntled post office employee of the 1970s.  Our two top intelligence chiefs assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood was "largely secular" and that jihad "was a legitimate tenet of Islam."  Add in "workplace violence" and the old "overseas contingency operations."  Do we remember that Ms. Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security warned us about right-wing returning veterans as the most likely to terrorize us? When someone blows up people at the Boston Marathon, beheads a woman in Oklahoma, or puts a hatchet in a NYPD officer's head, he is not a terrorist or proselytizer fueled by Islamic hatred of non-Muslims as much as mentally confused.

Obama Does Have a Strategy.  The Obama administration has not formulated a consistent strategy to cope with the advance of second-generation Islamic terrorism.  It is confused by the state upheavals in the Middle East.  It is surprised by the aggression of Putin's Russia and the ascendance of an autocratic China.  Our allies in Europe, much of democratic Asia, and Israel all worry that the U.S. is rudderless, as it slashes its military budget and withdraws from prior commitments.

Obama Downplays Terror Threat.  The president has been under intense scrutiny for how he has handled the Islamic State.  His downplaying of their threat to national security, calling them a "JV squad" has provider fodder for Obama's critics.  In his interview with Fareed Zakaria, the president offered a line of thinking that could not be any more different than that of his predecessor.

Obama: We Should Stop "Overinflating" Importance Of Terror Groups As If "They Are An Existential Threat" To U.S..  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama] ["]When you look at ISIL, it has no governing strategy.  It can talk about sitting up the new caliphate but nobody is under any illusions that they can actually, you know, sustain or feed people or educate people or organize a society that would work.  And so we can't give them the victory of overinflating what they do, and we can't make the mistake of being reactive to them.["]

The Editor offers a rebuttal...
Islamic terrorists have no interest in developing the ability to "feed people or educate people or organize a society" because they have a myopic worldview based on perpetual outrage, destruction and death.  Building cities and schools is the least of their concerns.  School work isn't necessary for cradle-to-grave warfare.

Obama Dithers While Terrorism Escalates.  Islamists were responsible for 80 percent of 17,958 deaths from terrorism worldwide in 2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian think tank.  Deaths from terrorism have risen 500 percent since 9/11/2001, with the major players being the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East, Boko Haram in Africa and al-Qaida.  Islamists kill someone somewhere every five hours, on average, says the Religion of Peace website.

Chuck Hagel Admits He Was Pressured by The Obama White House To Release GITMO Detainees.  It has long been suspected that President Obama took the direction to empty GITMO of detainees as a strategic maneuver once he was politically unable to put them into Federal DOJ custody for trial.  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms the pressure in that regard.  President Obama and his leftist ideologues want GITMO closed. Sending the detainees to Qatar or Mid-East allies became the politically strategic direction.

Hagel Admits Disagreement with WH Over Pressure for Swifter Release of Gitmo Detainees.  In an interview with CNN that aired during Friday's [1/30/2015] "The Situation Room," former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted there was some disagreement between he and the Obama White House over the pace of the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees during his tenure.  In her line of questioning to Hagel involving the prisoner swap of five Taliban Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr got Hagel to admit there had been some pressure from within the White House.

Homeland Security Adviser Mohamed Elibiary Goes on Hate-Filled Anti-Christian Rant.  Obama administration Muslim adviser Mohamed Elibiary is no stranger to regular PJ Media readers.  In September, Elibiary was unceremoniously removed from his fellowship position with the Department of Homeland Security, which he tried to spin as a "resignation," but letters sent to members of Congress by DHS officials indicated he would not be reappointed.

Obama Is Openly Colluding with the Enemy.  We are in the middle of a hot war in the Middle East, with constant terror attacks all over the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia.  The enemy is called violent Islam, or radical Islam, or fascist Islam, or reactionary Islam, or merely "orthodox Islam."  We constantly waste time quibbling about the name.  But we know the enemy by now. [...] Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is a big Muslim Brotherhood money man.  The MBs have espoused jihad against the modern world since 1928, when their organization was founded.  Malik "oversees Muslim Brotherhood investments worldwide," and that means buying up politicians, like you-know-who.  Malik is also a funder of Hamas, which has an identical war theology to ISIS's.

Obama says terrorists not motivated by true Islam.  Criticized for avoiding the phrase "Islamic extremism," President Obama said he doesn't want to alienate the majority of peace-loving Muslims as the U.S. fights to defeat terrorist networks around the world.  "I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it's very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we're looking for — order, peace, prosperity," Mr. Obama said on CNN.  "And so I don't quibble with labels."

Obama once again refuses to call battle with terrorists a war against radical Islam.  President Obama has again refused to call the battle with terrorism in the Middle East a war against radical Islam.  In his latest interview, the Commander-in-Chief agrees certain factions have perverted the religion having embraced a 'nihilistic, violent, almost medieval interpretation of Islam'[.]  But he insists that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities which have been tainted by groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Is Obama Trying to Kill President Bush?  It's still unclear whether there is any Gitmo terrorist that Obama will not free.  Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that the White House pressured him to free more Gitmo terrorists faster.  White House reports suggested that Obama fired Hagel because he had been moving too slowly on freeing terrorists, making him guilty of thwarting Obama's plot to close Gitmo.  That would make Hagel the first Secretary of Defense to be fired for failing to undermine national security.

Muslim Brotherhood Nazis Call for "Long, Uncompromising Jihad" After Meeting with Obama State Department.  It couldn't be more obvious to me that Obama and his Administration are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.  This past week, they held a confab at the State Department concerning their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  And that just [angered Obama] to no end.  Not hard to tell where his allegiances lie and they certainly aren't with Israel.

State Dept Won't Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors 'Terrorism'.  In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of "terrorism."  The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday [1/30/2015], which killed three civilian contractors working for the U.S. government and wounded one other.  The gunman was reportedly a member of Afghan security forces who turned his weapon on his colleagues before being killed.

Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren't Terrorists.  No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration's nonstop lying usually does.

The Obama Era Has Been Very, Very Good for Iran.  When trying to make sense of Barack Obama's foreign policy, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that a great deal of it has been meant to reward, placate, or at least avoid angering Iran.  With the world in flames after six years of Obama, there are two things he wants to fish out of the smoldering wreckage and hold up as "legacy" triumphs: a nuclear deal with Iran and a Palestinian stat

Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran's demands in nuclear talks, Israeli officials tell Ch. 10.  According to unnamed officials, Washington "has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want" out of the negotiations, Channel 10 is reporting.  Jerusalem officials appear alarmed at the prospect that the United States will soon strike a deal with the Iranian regime that will leave it with a "breakout point" of months before it can gallop toward the bomb.

Open Jihad Declared in Egypt Following State Dept. Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders.  The Muslim Brotherhood called for "a long, uncompromising jihad" in Egypt just days after a delegation of the Islamist group's key leaders and allies met with the State Department, according to an official statement released this week.  Just days after a delegation that included two top Brotherhood leaders was hosted at the State Department, the organization released an official statement calling on its supporters to "prepare" for jihad, according to an independent translation of the statement first posted on Tuesday [1/27/2015].

State Dept: Muslim Brotherhood US Trip 'Organized and Funded' by Georgetown University.  An official U.S. State Department transcript revealed that Georgetown University had "organized and funded" a recent trip for members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to the United States.  While in the United States, the Brotherhood operatives met with top State Department officials in the Obama administration.

Drift and Delusion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  In the Middle East, we aren't winning against the Islamic State terrorist group, as the president claimed.  We may have killed many thousands of its fighters and much of its leadership, but new groups inspired by the movement are mushrooming daily in West and North Africa, the North Caucasus, and likely Afghanistan and Central Asia as well.

The Lying Sleeps Tonight.  [Scroll down]  Iran is convincing the administration to retreat everywhere by explaining each time that it is really a victory for Obama.  In consequence, America's enemies are finding it childishly simple to manipulate the experts in Washington.

Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery.  Washington is awash in conflicting reports this week that the Pentagon may — or may not — charge Taliban tool Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.  I first reported on Bergdahl's betrayal and abandonment of his post in July 2009.  A military source tells me that the Obama administration has "slow rolled" the investigation and prosecution — while withholding vital intelligence gathered from Bergdahl's debriefing last summer.  As the Obama administration dithers on the desertion charges, at least one of the five Taliban terrorists the president exchanged for Bergdahl has reportedly returned to jihad.  The news comes this week as the White House adamantly refuses to call the Taliban a terrorist group.

Obama Squirms to Dodge the Truth.  Iran is on the verge of nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).  Obama is pretending it aint' so, so he can sign his totally phony "peace agreement" with the mullahs.  But Israel's Netanyahu won't sign on to a treaty that will give the genocidal cult of Iran all the power in the world.  That is why Obama hates Netanyahu, and wants to destroy him.  Obama is therefore making exactly the same move made by the appeasers of Hitler and Stalin in Europe.  He is gambling on a losing game of appeasement, but nobody, certainly not the Arabs, believes a word.

Behind the White House's defense of the Taliban.  [T]he Obama administration today [1/28/2015] claimed that the Taliban is an "armed insurrection" — you know, kind of like George Washington's Continental Army — not a terrorist group.  It is therefore materially different, spokesperson Eric Schultz argued, from ISIS.  Thus, it is okay for the U.S. to swap prisoners with the Taliban (see Bergdahl, Bowe), but not okay to make concessions to ISIS in exchange for prisoners.

White House: Taliban are not terrorists.  I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can't be defined down, too.

Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department.  The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group's notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.  That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for Judges for Egypt, a group reported to have close ties to the Brotherhood.

HE Stands With THEM.  "Islamic Terrorism" is a euphemism this Administration will not use even ordering the military to delete such references in manuals.  We may not identify our enemy but they clearly identify us when chanting "Death to America".  Strangely, the Obama Administration prefers phrases like "overseas contingencies" and "workplace violence" to protect what must be the brass unblemished image of Islam in the President's mind.

The Elites bow to Mecca.  The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has confirmed something widely suspected:  this country's elites have no interest in defeating terrorism. [...] At the end of the same week, five Yemeni terrorists — associated with the Al Qaeda offshoot that sponsored the CH murders — were freed from Guantanamo, evidently on Obama's orders.  Not only does this defy widely-discussed findings that from 10 to 20% of all released detainees return to terrorism, it also gives the back of the hand to the French and the victims.  With this action, the administration's long-suspected reluctance to engage with terrorism has been formalized.

As Obama bows to the new Saudi King, he quietly unveils plans to kill off the crucial Trans-Alaska pipeline.  It's bad enough that President Obama doesn't have time to get to Paris for a global protest against terrorism after the Charlie Hebdo attack but can meet and greet the San Antonio Spurs.  But then he privately slams an invitation by Congress to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our only true ally in a terror-stricken Middle East, with whom he has no time to speak, while he travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with new Saudi King Salman and extend our condolences on the death of King Abdullah.  And the way to Riyadh, Obama gives the Saudis a gift in the form of the proposed wilderness designation of three energy-rich areas of Alaska:  1.52 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain, 5.85 million acres of the Brooks mountain range and 4.92 million acres of the Porcupine Plateau.

Al Qaeda agent floated in swap for US prisoners?  Over the last several decades, there has been a long tradition of U.S. foreign policy officials making clear to our friends and enemies that we do not negotiate with terrorists.  The customary belief from national security experts is that negotiating with the bad guys in any way will encourage more bad guys and more bad behavior. [...] The Obama administration, however, while periodically claiming it doesn't negotiate with terrorists, has done it.

Pentagon Sponsors Essay Contest to Honor Late Saudi King.  Obama administration officials have been effusive in their praise for late Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz who died last week at the age of 90.  Now comes word that chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey is establishing a "research and essay competition" at the US military's National Defense University to honor the long-time U.S. ally.

Obama's silence on radical Islam puts all of us in danger.  Last night [1/20/2015] during the State of the Union address, President Obama refused to acknowledge that Islamic extremism is even a thing.  Instead, he said the greatest threat facing America is climate change.  Fox News' Todd Starnes sounded off Wednesday in his "American Dispatch" saying, "Okay, Mr. President.  Let's talk about climate change for a moment.  What do you think is going to happen to the ozone when Al Qaeda explodes giant nuclear bombs in American cities?  Good luck growing those radioactive butter beans.  The fact is, President Obama is in denial — and he's putting the lives of our families in jeopardy."  [Video clip]

Obama: We've achieved victory in Europe.  NATO: The fighting's never been worse.  Let's review what is probably going to be remembered as Barack Obama's most tone-deaf and imprudent statement amid an ocean of similarly ill-considered assertions in Tuesday's State of the Union.  Not merely the president but everyone who wrote and vetted the 2015 State of the Union address thought it was a great idea to take a victory lap over the White House's approach to the crisis in Europe precipitated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Jihad by Civilian.  Jihad has rapidly taken a new and ominous shape.  In the past, bombs were exploded — either human homicide bombs or car/truck bombs.  Rockets were launched.  Unbelievably, planes were once flown into major Western targets.  Now, President Obama empowers the radical Islamic world further by refusing to join the words "terrorism" and "Islam" and by insisting that Islam is a religion of "peace."  Obama continues to empower Iran to become a nuclear power and, most fatefully, empowers the recruitment efforts of The Islamic State.  He does so each time he refuses to say that the Free World or the Judeo-Christian West is at war with Islamic barbarianism or with radical political Islam.

King Abdullah "Could not Stand President Obama".  Uh oh.  Somebody got the wrong idea about a friendship they were having.  That would be President Obama, who said, as part of an obsequious statement lamenting the passing of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, "As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah's perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship."  According to Richard Engel of NBC News, Abdullah's feelings were not warm, and if they seemed that way to Obama, they were not genuine.

A-10 Warthog ISIS-Killer Axed by Uber-Competent Commander-In-Chief.  The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block. [...] Dubbed the "Warthog" because of its decidedly un-sleek profile, the A-10 has been found to be useful in another capacity in Iraq — attacking IS forces that don't want to be on the business end of the Warthog's 30 mm cannon as it flies low and slow over the battlefield.  As Iraqi News reported last week after an A-10 sortie against IS forces near Mosul:  "The aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS and bombing its elements in spaces close to the ground."

Also posted under Obama is intentionally weakening America's defenses.

Obama lives in ignorance of Islamic threat.  President Obama has a happy and untroubled life on Fantasy Island, where he lives in splendid isolation from the world where the rest of us live. [...] When an Islamic radical shoots up an Army base, dispensing wholesale death in the name of Allah, the president sees only "workplace violence."  Trouble in Syria?  He'll draw a red line around that.  Nuclear weapons in Iran?  He's on that, too.

The Editor says...
Mr. Obama is either thoroughly incompetent, or he is a Muslim.  Take your pick.

Democrat Senator Slams Obama's Pro-Iranian Propaganda.  "I have to be honest with you, the more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.  And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin," [Sen. Robert] Menendez said during a Congressional hearing.

Check your Muslim Privilege.  Barack Obama has led the way in granting and promoting Muslim privilege.  Others have followed.  It is high time it stops. [...] Islam is a supremacist religious creed that denigrates all other religions.  Now others seem to agree, or are certainly acting in ways that show sympathy for that point of view.  It starts at the top.  Barack Obama has used the powers of his office to protect and promote Islam.  Examples abound: [...]

U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion Through End of Nuke Talks.  The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.  Today's $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10, was agreed to by the Obama administration under the parameters of another extension in negotiations over Tehran's contested nuclear program that was inked in November.

A fantasy for tweens.  [Scroll down]  And as for "turning the page," what about American involvement in Iraq?  The centerpiece of his State of the Union last year was extensive back-patting about pulling all our forces out of Iraq.  And last night?  He called on Congress to give him a new authorization for the war against the Islamic State — a war that is being fought in... Iraq.

'It's not Islam!' they say — but it is.  How can you draw on the lessons if you're confused and cannot define what you're fighting?  And don't look for clarity and guidance from the White House.  President Obama has been in denial from day one.  Not only was he absent from the Parisian boulevard parade of world leaders he has been MIA on Islamic terror since he took office.  The best he came up with over the French terrorist attacks was to pledge to stand with his allies against the "scourge" of terrorism.  Well good for him for his vacuous words.  What scourge would that be, Mr. President?

Obama Releases Convicted terrorist al-MarriLong War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison — not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction.  Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a "sleeper" in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities — against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets.

Missing the answer to terror attacks: Guns.  Over four million people including 50 world leaders showed up in Paris to rally against the murders and for free speech yet the main gist of subsequent commentary was to criticize the absence of President Obama.  Given his abhorrence of the word jihad, I never expected him to participate in any event that was critical of Islam.

Top Dem: Obama Admin Sounds Like Getting Talking Points 'Straight Out Of Tehran'.  Menendez directed his comments to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken.  "They get to cheat in a series of ways and we get to worry about their perceptions" about sanctions, Menendez said going on to read a quote from Blinkin indicating that is an administration concern.  In his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Obama said he would veto any new sanctions on Iran.

Obama's Solution: Greater Islamic Integration.  He [Obama] said, "Our biggest advantage is that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition," he said.  "There are parts of Europe in which that is not the case and that's probably the greatest danger that Europe faces."  Besides the fact that it sounds annoyingly arrogant, that is patently a false statement.  America has Islamic encampments right now that number just over 100 locations.

Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'.  Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian.  At issue was why U.S. President Barack Obama's administration, unlike the leadership of France, wouldn't describe the murderers as adherents to "radical Islam." [...] It's easy to see the absurdity in saying that men who shout "Allahu Akhbar" before they murder Jews, cartoonists and French policeman are not radical Muslims.  But Earnest was not freelancing, he was articulating a longstanding U.S. policy, not only for Obama but also his predecessor, George W. Bush.  Both administrations have said repeatedly since Sept. 11, 2001, that radical Islam is not Islamic.  There is a reason for this:  The long war against radical Islamic terrorists requires at least the tacit support of many radical Muslims.

Dem Rep Gabbard: Obama Admin 'Refuses to Recognize Who Our Enemy Is'.  Representative and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) argued that the Obama administration "refuses to recognize who our enemy is" on Friday's [1/16/2015] "Situation Room" on CNN.  "It sickens me, Wolf, like so many other people who I served with and service members, who served both in Iraq and in other places, unfortunately we lost friends there who paid that ultimate price, and what is so frustrating now as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is.  And unless and until that happens, then it's impossible to come up with a strategy to defeat that enemy.["]

Dem Rep.: 'Frustrating' WH 'Refuses to Recognize' Radical Islam as Threat.  One common refrain this week among conservatives is that President Obama and the White House have a very steadfast resistance to referring to terrorists like the ones in Paris as "Islamic extremists" or "Islamic radicals."  Josh Earnest argued it's a matter of "accuracy," but the administration hasn't provided much of an explanation beyond that.  And now, Democratic Congresswoman and Army veteran Tulsi Gabbard is joining in on that criticism, telling Wolf Blitzer on CNN today, "It's frustrating how, as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is."

Obama Doesn't Get Islamic Terrorism.  When 44 world leaders joined 1.6 million Parisians to condemn Islamist terror last Sunday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were watching football.  Secretary of State John Kerry was in India (where it's been unseasonably cold), to give a speech on global warming.  Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris but didn't attend because he was in "high-level meetings," aides said.  With whom?  Nearly every prominent French official was at the rally. [...] It's appalling if the White House didn't grasp the symbolic importance of U.S. participation, more appalling if the snub were deliberate.

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I think Mr. Obama understands Islam much better than most political commentators believe.

There Is Only One Way to Stop Obama from Setting Jihadists Free.  You're not going to like this.  Our commander-in-chief is recklessly releasing jihadists from Guantanamo Bay.  The president's Bush-deranged base is buoyed by the all-out effort to fulfill his vow to shut down the detention camp.  But the vast majority of Americans remain opposed, and increasingly alarmed.  The pace of releases has surged since November's midterm elections, with over two-dozen detainees sprung — aiding the enemy even as the terror threat intensifies.  But if you want it stopped, the president has to be impeached.

Religion that dare not speak its name: British PM warns of global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat'.  Barack Obama pointedly refused to call ISIS terrorists Muslims today [1/16/2015] as he spoke at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.  Standing just a few feet away, Cameron warned of a global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat,' condemning the perversion of Islam in the strongest possible terms three times and using the word 'poisonous' to describe the radicalized ideology five times.  Keeping with his administration's policy to label foreign fighters as 'terrorists,' Obama would not refer to the religion of ISIS militants during the White House news conference but at one point called them 'fanatics.'

Obama vs. Cameron: British PM takes hard line on 'Islamist' extremists, Obama avoids I-word.  "Poisonous ideology."  "Radical, death cult of a narrative."  British Prime Minister David Cameron was unsparing in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists on Friday, as he stood beside President Obama in the White House.  Like French officials last week following the deadly attacks in Paris, the PM bluntly described the problem as a "very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat."  Obama?  The U.S. president stayed the rhetorical course.

Obama whispers "bang-bang" to terrorists.  Iraq, where trainees lack weapons and ammunition, is the site of America's most robust anti-terrorist activity.  Elsewhere, our efforts are even more pathetic.

The Conversation Obama Doesn't Want to Have.  Could this argument be any dumber?  The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed.  Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam? [...] White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, "We have chosen not to use that label [of radical Islam] because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what happened."  What happened was the slaughter last week at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  The sound of the terrorists' gunfire was punctuated by shouts of "Allahu akbar!" and "We have avenged the prophet Mohammed!"

Obama rush to empty Guantanamo alarms lawmakers.  It took a while for Republicans to catch on to what President Obama is doing with the U.S. terrorist prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  But now that it's clear Obama is rushing to empty the place, Republicans are stepping up efforts to stop him.  Whether they succeed could have a serious impact on national security, as well as on more general GOP efforts to rein in runaway executive power in the White House.  Obama has accelerated Guantanamo releases and transfers since last November's midterm elections.  Other than the five senior Taliban leaders released in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last May — a deal Obama made in secret, ignoring the law that required him to notify Congress — the president released just one other Guantanamo inmate in 2014 before the elections.

Five Guantanamo detainees released to Estonia and Oman — leaving 122 in the detention center Obama pledged to close.  The release is the latest in a wave that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention center.

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Freed Gitmo Detainee Opens ISIS Base in Afghanistan.  As President Obama frees droves of terrorists — including five Yemenis this week — from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo news reports confirm that a Gitmo alum who once led a Taliban unit has established the first Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) base in Afghanistan.

Guantánamo: five more prisoners freed.  Five men from Yemen have been freed from the Guantánamo Bay prison after more than a dozen years of captivity and sent to Estonia and Oman for resettlement, US officials have said Wednesday [1/14/2015].  It is the latest in a wave of releases that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention centre.  Four of the men went to Oman and one to Estonia, according to a Pentagon statement.

Obama's Islam Psychosis.  If President Obama believes that terrorists who identify as Islamic aren't true Muslims, why does he treat them as if they are?  Media are fixated on the Obama administration's latest ridiculous refusal to admit any link between Islam and terrorism, despite video of the Paris mass murderers shouting, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad!"  The point here is not about Islam per se.  It's about the irreconcilability of Obama's words with his actions.

Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism.  President Obama warned Europeans "not to simply respond with a hammer" in working against radicalization among its Muslim populations, and argued that the United States had an advantage on this front because American Muslims are better integrated into society.  "Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength," Obama said Friday [1/16/2015], as he stood next to British Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference.

U.S. Military Not Taught Ideology of Islamic Jihad, 'Our Nation Is In Great Peril,' Says CSP.  Center for Security Policy (CSP) official Tommy Waller, who fought against Islamic jihadists "on their turf" in Afghanistan and elsewhere, said his military training did not include instruction in the ideology of the enemy, a deliberate omission that puts America in "great peril."

Obama Administration Undermines Muslim Reformers with Excuses for Radical Islam.  On Tuesday [1/13/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration would not be using the phrase "radical Islam" to describe the ideology motivating the Charlie Hebdo terrorists.  "These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism," he tut-tutted, "and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam in their own deviant view of it... we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened."

State Dept: Iran Allowed to Build New Nuclear Reactors.  Iran is permitted to build new nuclear reactors under the existing conditions of an interim deal with the United States meant to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions, a State Department official told the Washington Free Beacon less than a day after Iran announced the construction of two new nuclear plants.  The construction of these new nuclear plants is not prohibited under existing United Nations restrictions or under the terms of the current interim nuclear agreement inked in 2013 with the United States, according to the State Department official.

Obama's father was "born a Muslim," which means Barack H. Obama was, too.
Obama: 'My Father Was Born A Muslim'.  As President Obama faces harsh criticism for his handling of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, a review of his personal statements about religion presents a window into his view of the Muslim faith, which he acknowledged his father was born into.  Obama drew fire for not appearing at an anti-terrorism unity march in Paris after the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that it was "not accurate" to call the Hebdo attack an act of "radical Islam."

Obama White House Gives Two Reasons for Avoiding the Term 'Radical Islam'.  Why is the Obama White House bending over backwards to avoid talking about "radical Islam," using the term "violent extremism" instead?  "I think the reason is two-fold," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a reporter who asked that question at Tuesday's [1/13/2015] press briefing.  "The first is accuracy.  We want to describe exactly what happened.  These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism (in Paris), and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it."

White House won't rule out nuclear deal with Iran while the Islamic regime holds American citizens captive without criminal charges.  President Obama's chief spokesman refused on Thursday to rule out the possibility that the U.S. will strike a nuclear deal with Iran while the Islamic Republic holds several Americans captive — including a Washington Post journalist being tried by the mullahs' Revolutionary Court without public notice of the charges.  The case is the mirror opposite of Cuba, where the White House announced steps toward normalizing diplomatic relations on the condition that President Raul Castro release American Alan Gross and a Cuban citizen who had been a U.S. intelligence asset.

Josh Earnest: Obama Will Try To Stop 'Anti-Islam' Articles.  Wait a minute. Obama didn't try to stop 'journalists' from reporting on the Democrat Senate staffers' (mendacious) CIA 'Torture' report.  In fact, he cheered them on.  Even though every responsible grown up in the military and elsewhere said it could bring about retaliatory terrorist attacks. [...] In fact, it's hard to remember anytime that Obama objected to any media actions that put our soldiers or Americans in general at risk.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation's journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation's defense forces, the White House's press secretary said Jan. 12. [...] The unprecedented reversal of Americans' civil-military relations, and of the president's duty to protect the First Amendment, was pushed by Earnest as he tried to excuse the administration's opposition in 2012 to the publication of anti-jihadi cartoons by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The White House violence incentive system.  If the Government things exercising the first Amendment rights guaranteed by our constitution will upset violent fanatics said government will do what it can to prevent said people from doing so.  Apparently Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and other assorted religious groups have been doing it all wrong.  If we would only ignore what our religions actually say and mimic the actions of the significant minority of well-funded Muslims who are willing to commit violence to keep people from insulting or blaspheming our relative religions, our government would lead the charge to make sure we were never insulted in media, film or on TV again.

As Obama Dithers, Iran Builds Nuclear Plant, Missiles in Syria.  As the western powers prepare for the latest round of never-ending talks with Iran over the fate of its nuclear program, the Tehran regime is reportedly overseeing the construction of a nuclear plant in Syria, as well as the building of new missile sites.  Both moves underscore the contempt that Iran has for UN Security Council resolutions and for the nuclear talks themselves, and suggest that President Barack Obama's quest for a deal at any price has only encouraged Iran to behave more aggressively.

There is just something creepy about this administration and a certain religion.  Years ago, Obama misspoke about "my Muslim faith", a misspeak which most people don't normally get caught in and on a topic that usually creates little personal confusion.  George Stephanopoulos, quickly corrected him, grabbed the words from mid air, unrang the bell.  But did he?  Obama's first major speech was off continent in Cairo, Egypt.  It was, in essence, an apology to the Muslim world.  Then there was the out of the ordinary mandate for our NASA program to reach out to Muslim countries[.]  Obama, the self proclaimed student of history, created the glorifying rhetoric of the Muslim Golden Age.

What's Obama's problem calling radical Islam radical Islam?  The absence of President Obama or a senior U.S. representative in Paris Sunday at history's largest anti-terrorism march was an instant embarrassment of major international proportions. [...] Press secretary Earnest declined to use the word "mistake."  He refused to say what Obama was doing during the march, just as the White House refused to reveal what Obama was doing during the long deadly night of Benghazi.  And he refused publicly to name the responsible staffer.  Earnest suggested security was a concern.  But Joe Biden wasn't busy.  Security was already in Paris for Atty. Gen. Eric Holder.  And the Secret Service says no one ever asked about a Paris trip.

Sen. Barrasso: We Will Block Obama From Closing Gitmo.  Tuesday [1/13/2015] on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) discussed Republican senators introducing a "time out" today in the form of new legislation to block President Barack Obama from releasing any more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.  [Video clip]

White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam.  It is common for White House spokespeople to spin the facts — to find the interpretation that best flatters the president.  It is rare, but not unheard of, for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that are not yet fully known to the public.  It is extraordinary for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that everyone already knows.  Yet that is exactly what Josh Earnest did on Tuesday, when trying to explain why the Obama administration strains to avoid mentioning radical Islam.

After Paris, Why's Obama Still Freeing al-Qaida Terrorists?  U.S. intelligence has linked two of the Paris terrorists to al-Qaida in Yemen while warning of new terrorist threats against America.  So why would Obama dump more al-Qaida detainees onto the Muslim street?

Countering jihadis with US teach-ins.  Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight:  As Islamists lure new followers to their side by killing, the Obama administration plans to counter them with... teach-ins, more or less.  Days after last week's atrocities in Paris, the White House announced a February summit to develop strategies to counter the allure of ISIS and the various al Qaeda branches.  Actually, the White House never mentioned these jihadis. Instead, it defined the summit as an effort to "prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring individuals and groups in the United States and abroad from committing acts of violence."

Obama Tries to Co-opt the Charlie moment.  [Scroll down]  Obama has steadfastly refused to name the enemy for what it is:  Muslim Holy War (jihad), which leads to barbaric mass murder of children, women and men in Syria, Kenya and Paris.  Jihad is run by the two radical wings of Islam, the Iranian brand led by Khomeinist mullahs, and the Saudi branch led by Wahhabi imams.  They both preach the same 7th century war theology every single Friday in mosques all over the world [...] Obama's closest political allies, including Jerry Wright, Bill Ayers, and Code Pink have all acted to whip up anti-American hatred and support for the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt's peace forces, including Presidents Mubarak and Sisi.  Obama's career-long cover-up for the Jihad War campaign disqualifies him from leading any effort against the forces of jihad.

Obama absent as world leaders gather in Paris to protest Islamic terror.  An impressive array of world leaders is gathered in Paris to march in solidarity with the victims of Islamic terror.  British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and even Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas found it important enough to stand up to those who would kill the critics of Mohammed to come to the City of Light.  But not President Obama.  Even though he has no activities at all on his presidential daily schedule, he is too busy to make time.

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US tempers criticism of Muhammad cartoons after Paris attack.  The Obama administration on Tuesday [1/13/2015] tempered its views on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, refusing to criticize a satirical French magazine for publishing such images less than a week after a deadly attack on its headquarters.

White House: Inaccurate to use phrase 'radical Islam' to talk about terrorists.  The White House tried to explain Tuesday [1/13/2015] why it has refused to use the term "radical Islam" in describing the Islamist terrorists responsible for last week's Paris attacks and other acts of violence across the globe.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration doesn't want to legitimize those terrorists or the "warped" view of Islam they hold.  Also, Mr. Earnest said, the phrase "radical Islam" simply is not an accurate way to describe the enemies of the U.S., France and other nations across the globe.

Obama Handcuffs America in War on Terrorism.  From the beginning of his term in office, Obama has evidenced a deep moral confusion, a distorted worldview perhaps based on a bizarre upbringing.  It's not that he doesn't distinguish between good and evil; it's that he often doesn't clearly recognize which is which.  He professes to be a Christian, yet his behavior screams otherwise.  Even if he actually is a Christian, he undeniably has a nostalgic attraction and sympathy for Islam, which, among other things, obscures his grasp of the enormity of the threat the world faces from Islamists.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  [Scroll down]  Obama's willingness to pressure media outlets, to quit defending First Amendment rights and also to mollify jihadis, reflects Obama's overall policy of minimizing conflict with militant Islam.  Throughout his presidency, Obama has tried to shift the public's focus away from the jihadi threat toward his domestic priorities.  He also repeatedly praised Islam and Muslims, and criticized criticism of Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he told a worldwide TV audience during a September 2012 speech at the United Nations.

Is the White House a 'Sleeper Cell'?  [Scroll down]  It would certainly explain Obama's not going to France, which was a decision that hurt the USA, hurt the effort against Islamic terror and hurt the president's already tarnished reputation into the bargain.  There are so many other things that the existence of a White House "sleeper cell" would explain that I couldn't even begin to count them.  And as you know, a cell doesn't have to be violent to be active.

White House to Host Home-Grown Terrorist Summit.  President Obama is correctly noting the increasing danger of home-grown radicals.  Of course, the announcement nowhere mentions Islamist radicalism, which is in fact the threat.  I mean, if there's going to be a discussion panel of rooting out potential terrorists attending Reform Jewish Hebrew day schools, then they're wasting their time.  In Europe, it's not clear how this works, with Muslim states and Sharia law already established within these nations.  In the video [in this article], terrorism expert Steve Emerson says that Europe may be finished.  And no doubt, Sharia law will be coming here, unless the problem has a name.

Obama's remarks on Paris shooting 'Shariah-compliant'.  Shariah is Islamic law, the moral code of Islam that encompasses all realms of life, from the personal to the criminal, economic and political.  In addition to Obama's comments Wednesday in the immediate aftermath of the Paris shooting, Brighton referenced his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 25, 2012, in which he said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

'Our President Should Have Been There'.  Many of our allies gathered together in Paris yesterday in an admirable display of determination.  Our President should have been there, because we must never hesitate to stand with our allies.  We should never hesitate to speak the truth.  In Paris or anywhere else in the world.

'You can keep your freedom, if you like your freedom' (or maybe not).  [Scroll down]  Take this stupefying comment from French President Francois Hollande after the two hostage crises ended on Friday [1/9/2015]:  "[W]e must demonstrate our determination to fight against anything that can divide us...  Not to be divided means we must not make any confusion concerning these terrorists and fanatics that have nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, yeah, OK, they had nothing to do with the Muslim religion in the same sense that Adolf Hitler had nothing to do with the Nazi Party.  They acted because of their strong Islamic faith; they shouted Muslim slogans while carrying out their deadly missions; they were trained by Islamic terror groups in the Mideast; and they are supported by millions of Muslims worldwide.  But yet they had "nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, at least one person agrees with Hollande.  In September, President Obama declared that "ISIL is not Islamic."

Obama Will Hold Summit on 'Countering Violent Extremism' — Not Radical Muslim Terrorism.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced in a written statement today that President Obama will host a "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism" — not radical Muslim terrorrism [sic] — on Feb. 18 and that the event will be held "in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney and Paris."  The statement said one "theme" of the summit would be "religious leader engagement," but made no mention of radical Islamic terrorism.  It also made reference to "foreign terrorist fighter recruitment" generically, but made no specific mention of radical Islamic terrorist groups recruting fighters in Western nations.

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Islamic terrorists are waging a religious war against America, a fight to the death, and Obama intends to counter it with a PowerPoint presentation about workplace violence and "extremists," presented to a group of carefully-screened and friendly faces.

Obama Imported 300,000 Muslims Into the US in 2013.  The idea that America has better assimilated its Muslims than the UK and Europe is ridiculous on its face.  It's a matter of numbers.  The only difference between the US and France, the UK and the rest of that doomed continent is that they began importing Muslims decades earlier than the US.

6 Times the Obama Administration Said Its Job Was to Promote Islam.  On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced that the Obama administration would prioritize fighting Islamophobia in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. [...] This, of course, is not the first time the Obama administration has discovered a duty to illuminate the inherent beauty and wonder of Islam.  Over and over again, the Obama administration, in high culturally imperialist dudgeon, has attempted to explain to the world the true meaning of Islam.

Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let's Keep Calling it 'Peaceful' Anyway.  And here we are again.  You might recognize this place.  We've been here frequently over the past, say, 1,500 years or so.  It's the place where the whole world stands in dumbfounded shock after witnessing unspeakable brutality at the hands of Islamists.  Maybe we should stop being so surprised. [...] Muslims just gunned down 12 people over a cartoon this morning, and what do we immediately hear?  Islam is a religion of peace.  A White House spokesman came out within hours of the attack and spent about 40 seconds condemning the violence before immediately repeating this same slogan.  While another dozen bodies lay dead in the street, we're told that it all happened at the hands of a "peaceful" religion.

Congress waits for Obama's rules for war against Islamic State.  Republicans said Thursday [1/8/2015] that they expect the White House to write a set of rules governing the war on terrorism and share it with Congress in the near future, kicking off a debate about redefining the war to go after the Islamic State.  That would end weeks of haggling between Congress and President Obama, who has said he is eager for more authority but has been reluctant to lay out his exact wishes.

SEAL Vet Lawmaker: Obama's Foreign Policy Incites Terrorists.  Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress' only SEAL veteran, said Obama's foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday.  "When America doesn't lead — and this administration is not leading — then it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists," Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News.

Does The Obama Administration Have a Strategy to Fight Islamic Terrorism?  As the terror attacks in Paris continue to unfold, many are asking how the United States has prepared to prevent similar attacks from happening on American soil.  Does the Obama administration have a clear strategy about how to fight the war on Islamic terror?  The answer seems to be no.  "We have no strategy," General Jack Keane said during an interview on Fox News Friday morning.  "They have not defined the enemy in terms of radical Islam."

After Paris, Will Obama Continue to Close Gitmo?  Of all the lies Barack Obama has told — and they are almost uncountable, in the thirties on Obamacare alone — by far the most dangerous for you, dear reader, and for almost anyone in the Western world, are the statements he has made about Islamic terror (when he has even admitted it existed).  How many times has he told us that al-Qaeda was defeated or on the run?  Or that ISIS — now in control of territory the size of Indiana and initiating educational systems for six year olds while turning scores of women into sex slaves — is the jayvee team?

Obama White House can't admit Paris attacks 'Islamic terrorism'.  They shouted in Arabic "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Greatest) and "We are avenging the Prophet Mohammed" as they sprayed their victims with hundreds of bullets from their semi-automatic weapons.  Their "victims" were the top editorial cartoonists of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, who had dared to practice their right of free speech.  Their offense?  Publishing cartoons deemed "offensive" by Muslim leaders around the world.  The perpetrators?  Islamic terrorists.  Yet in the immediate hours after the murders in Paris, the response from western leaders was scurrilously predictable in their refusal to describe the attack as an "Islamic terrorist attack."

Obama should stand tall to Islam.  [Scroll down]  But recognizing that many, indeed no doubt most, Muslims are peaceful and even respectful of other religions does not require giving Islam a pass for the transgressions by its followers against decency and order.  George W. Bush, standing in the smoking ruins of Sept. 11, famously called Islam "a religion of peace" before all of the 2,996 bodies were recovered.  Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, lectured her constituents against succumbing to "Islamophobia."  But such exhortations by leaders in the West inevitably lapse into inane apologies for what makes Western civilization the fount of the freedoms of the modern world.

White House couldn't be sure at first if Paris bloodshed was a 'terrorist attack'.  White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest initially responded to the horrific attack in Paris on Wednesday like an automaton.  In an appearance on CNN at 8:45 a.m. ET, Earnest robotically began by condemning this episode of "violence" and touting the efforts of the administration to counter the impression that Islam is a violent ideology — a staple of all Western counterterror campaigns since September 12, 2001.  "You keep using the word violence," CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interjected.  "This is an act of terrorism."

Why It's So Hard for Obama to Call Terrorism Terrorism.  Notwithstanding the incontrovertible, seemingly undeniable evidence that the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris was a terrorist attack, the Obama White House initially engaged in its maddening practice of refusing to state the obvious for fear of offending Muslims.  As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper reports, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest insisted on labeling as "an act of violence" the murder of a dozen people by Allahu-Akbar!-screaming gunmen.  When CNN pointed out that French President Francois Hollande had, without hesitation, described the atrocity as an "act of terrorism," Earnest spluttered that "if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too" — but he declined to draw that conclusion.

Flashback: WH Condemned Judgement of 'Deeply Offensive' Charlie Hebdo.  On September 19, 2012 at the White House daily press briefing then press secretary Jay Carney condemned the judgement of Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing "deeply offensive," anti-Islamic cartoons.  Partial transcript as follows: [...]

The Future Should Belong To Those Who Can Slander The Prophet of Islam.  On September 9, 2012, Egyptian demonstrators in Cairo scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy and pulled down the American flag, threatening the lives of those inside to protest a film they claimed was insulting to the prophet Mohammad.  Reacting to this attack on our sovereignty and the lives of our citizens, the administration acted in the most un-American way imaginable, sending out this preposterous message:  ["]The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.["]

Obama Still Determined to Close Guantanamo.  For those keeping count, Obama has released a total of 111 prisoners from Guantanamo, including the five he exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, an American soldier held as a POW in Afghanistan.  Obama was widely criticized for the decision, which was perceived as his negotiating with the enemy.  Guantanamo Bay prisoners are placed there for a reason. [...]

A fire sale at Gitmo?  If it seems like the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has seen a lot of media attention of late, you're not imagining things.  Noah covered the release of five more detainees on Tuesday, but the accelerated rate of transfers has just begun to gain notice — as well as the timing.  With Barack Obama's authorized transfer of five more Gitmo detainees over the holiday, the total comes to 22 over the last two months.

Obama is Closing Gitmo, One Terrorist at a Time.  President Obama pledged to close the terrorist detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay, but Congress wouldn't let him move the prisoners to the U.S. So Obama is de facto closing the facility by releasing the terrorists held there.  The population is down to 127, after the administration released 28 in 2014.  The release of the last five was announced on Tuesday; they will be "resettled" in Kazakhstan.  The administration describes these five detainees (three from Yemen and two from Tunisia) as "low risk," but we've heard that before.

Republicans Must Investigate Where the Media Fear to Tread.  The failure of the House to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood lies at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who denounced his fellow Republicans when they sought a probe of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's controversial foreign Muslim connections.  Boehner was also slow to embrace a special committee to investigate Benghazi.  Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy notes that the Muslim Brotherhood's influence is so pervasive within the U.S. government and civil institutions "that a serious, sustained and rigorous investigation of the phenomenon" is in order.

Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al Qaeda.  Five men who were held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced.  The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands.  The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.

Obama on Iran Embassy: 'Never Say Never'.  President Barack Obama hinted that he might be prepared to establish a new U.S. embassy in Tehran "if we can get a deal on making sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon," and the deal led to warmer relations with the Iranian regime.  Obama's remarks were published Monday [12/29/2014] in an interview with National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep.

Obama won't rule out embassy in Tehran.  President Barack Obama said Monday that Iran might join Cuba as a second rogue state to enjoy normalized diplomatic relations with the United States under his administration.

I wonder how many more Muslims are now working in DHS?  The Obama Regime is crawling with high- and mid-level Muslim personnel, many of them members of the designated (by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain) terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

In exchange for ... nobody.
Four Guantanamo Bay Detainees Repatriated To Afghanistan.  Four Guantanamo Bay inmates have been returned to their home country of Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Saturday — the latest in a flurry of prisoner releases from the controversial detention facility in recent weeks.  The four repatriated to Afghanistan were identified as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir.  All the men had been held at the Cuba detention facility for more than 11 years.

Rev. Franklin Graham:
'Christians Are Being Slaughtered' But Obama Called ISIS 'Junior League'.  Christians are being "butchered" in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State and we knew this was coming starting last year, but President Barack Obama called ISIS "junior league or something JV," said Rev. Franklin Graham, adding that the president "absolutely" must be more vocal and speak out in defense of Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.  In an interview on The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly noted to Rev. Graham that "we're now engaged in a war over there" against ISIS and "the president is taking some action."

DOD: 'We're Not Going to Target Taliban Simply by Virtue of the Fact That They're Taliban'.  As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends on Dec. 31, American troops will still conduct counter-terrorism operations, but only if the terrorists "directly threaten our people or our allies," Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday [12/16/2014].  "And we've also said that we're not going to target Taliban simply by virtue of the fact that they're Taliban.  So being a member of the Taliban doesn't — doesn't mean that the United States is going to prosecute operations against you for that reason alone."  Kirby said any member of the Taliban who "undertakes missions against us or our Afghan partners" will face a military response.

Obama 2012: My Administration Is Negotiating with the Taliban.  From Bagram Airfield, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command in Afghanistan, May 2012 President Barack Obama said his administration was "pursuing a negotiated peace," with the Taliban. [Video clip]

Obama Fails to Blame Taliban for Mass School Murder in Pakistan.  President Obama's statement condemning the mass murder in a Pakistan school fails to blame the perpetrators, the Taliban.  Here's Obama's full statement: [...]

Condemning Taliban by name too embarrassing for Obama.  The Taliban outdoes even the Islamic State in its latest atrocity extravaganza.  In deploring the attack, the president conveniently omits mention of the group he led the U.S. in surrender to. [...] The explanation is obvious.  This president withdrew our troops prematurely from Afghanistan, which in 2008 he called "a war that we have to win," but couldn't because "we lack the resources to finish the job because of our commitment to Iraq."  But President Obama first lost in Iraq, then lost in Afghanistan too, where the Taliban are now poised to return to power — the very same group that helped al-Qaida attack America on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 3,000 innocent people.

The Obama Doctrine.  The president has backed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa every step of the way.

State Dept. Has Not Cancelled Passports of Any 'ISIS or Foreign Fighters' Returning to U.S..  The United States must use "all of the tools at our disposal" to deal with the threat posed by Americans and other Westerners who go to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS, a State Department official told Congress on Tuesday [12/2/2014].  But so far, that does not include revoking the passports of U.S. citizens who have traveled to Syria to fight with ISIS.

Catch and release: Two terrorists set free into U.S. by Homeland Security Dept..  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department had to release two men who admitted they were part of a terrorist group from Turkey, after a judge ordered them to be let out — a decision he said he disagreed with.  Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson had told Congress that four men who were caught crossing the southern border and who claimed to be part of a Marxist terrorist group would be deported.  But Tuesday [12/2/2014] he told the Homeland Security Committee that two of them remain in U.S. custody, and two others were released into the U.S. and then fled to Canada, where they are seeking asylum.

Obama Admin Wants Hamas Ally Qatar to Remain Chief Broker in Peace Process.  The Obama administration is pressing for the Qatari government to remain a chief broker in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process despite the country's longstanding financial support for the terror group Hamas, according to recent correspondence from the State Department to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Qatar — which has come under harsh criticism by lawmakers in recent months due to its longtime financial support for Hamas — has promised the Obama administration that it will not allow the terror group to benefit from a new $150 million cash infusion that is meant to go toward reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, according to the letter.

White House Shoots Down Petition to Declare Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization.  The White House has officially rejected a 'We the People' petition calling for the U.S. Government to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after more than a year and 200,000 signatures.  The petition, which was first posted on July 7, 2013, reached the necessary threshold for a response — 100,000 signatures — within 30 days.  However, the White House failed to respond until Monday [12/1/2014], when it issued an unequivocal 'no'.

The Week in Pictures: Emperor's New Clothes Edition.  This week we learned that Hagel is not Hegel:  he does not represent the end of Obama's historical mission to return the U.S. to its isolation of the 1920s and 1930s.  (But nice of Obama to give Iran seven more months to build a Bomb.  It must be frustrating to Obama that it is taking so long.)

A Fantasy-driven Muslim World can Never Become Modern.  When Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to the shores of Tripoli after the Barbary Pirates, he knew who the enemy was.  They were religiously inspired barbarians, who would kill and take slaves in American merchant ships without a moment's doubt.  Between Jefferson and Obama, we have totally lost the plot.  Obama is himself a fantasy-prone person, who has, for some reason, adopted the fantasy world of Muslim fascism.  That is how he can confidently say plainly false things like "Muslims helped to found the United States."  This is not sheer blithering idiocy.  It shows how deeply Obama is immersed in cult fantasies.

Pentagon prepares for more detainee releases from Guantanamo Bay.  The Pentagon is preparing to transfer more detainees from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks despite continued Republican opposition, according to defense and congressional officials.  The Wall Street Journal reports that, after five detainees were transferred last week, there will be another round in December, but defense officials refused to disclose further information on their numbers or nationalities.

Down the Road: Amnesty For Gitmo Detainees.  [I]f you think granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens was a reach, wait till you see what he might do about Guantanamo.  As is well known, Obama promised on Day One of his presidency to close Gitmo within a year.  But then reality intruded, plus congressional legislation, when Democrats still controlled both houses, blocking him from bringing Gitmo detainees to the U.S.  I'm guessing Obama remains determined to close Gitmo, and the one executive action he could take to accomplish this is simply to declare an amnesty for all of the remaining residents of Gitmo, and releasing them.  If he does this in his last week in office, what could Republicans do?  Impeach him?

DoD renames "unlawful combatants" in detainee manual to ....  In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that's not the actual change.  Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight.  Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today [11/26/2014].

Obama's Parallel Universe.  You've got to hand it to Obama.  He is no slouch when it comes to redefining reality.  He can look at an elephant and proclaim it a donkey without a bat of the eye.  Or in the case of Iran, look at spinning centrifuges and see no threat.  Over the weekend he told George Stephanapolous that the nuclear deal with Iran, which his negotiators extended for another eight months on Monday without a single concession from Iran, has "definitely stopped Iran's nuclear program from advancing."

Barack Obama's Only Foreign Policy.  B. Hussein Obama's approach to all things Islam is beyond craven.  From his "pinprick" stratagem against ISIS to articulating a "moral equivalency" between Israel and Hamas to his "hashtag" war on Boko Haram — Obama has displayed a world-class talent [...]

How the Obama Administration Has Already Caved to Iran.  The deadline for the Joint Plan of Action ended it seems without a final agreement between the P5+1 and Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.  It's not yet clear what happens next. [...] According to Omri Ceren at the Israel Project, a pro-Israel public affairs organization that focuses on the Middle East, there are several issues on the table, many of which the Obama administration has already caved on.

Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear.  Last Tuesday's terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people:  four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer.  Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun.  Congress showed moral clarity when blaming the horrors on Hamas and Palestinian Authority incitement, but Obama's statements were perfunctorily "balanced."  Obama warned of a "spiral" of violence — an obtuse refrain of those suggesting moral equivalency between terrorism and the fight against it.

Iran: Obama's Biggest Failure Fails Again.  Among the many lies and failures of Barack Obama, ultimately the most dangerous, the most lethal for humanity, is his meretricious and pathetic pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran.  In negotiation, Obama and his minions have been treating the mullahs as if they were the leaders of Denmark, even to the point of sending fawning multiple mailings to Ayatollah Khamenei, as absurd an approach as it is asinine.

How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?  Start with Obama's claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic.  Say what?  In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us.  Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge "war on terror" was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with "Overseas Contingency Operations," which describes nothing.  Why would he do this?  To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today:  the jihadist war to purge the world of infidels and establish a global Islamic state.  The same impulse to deny this threat can be seen in the Obama administration's characterization of domestic acts of Islamic terror like the recent beheading in Oklahoma and the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence."

US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, to take part in militant rehab program.  Muhammad al-Zahrani was released Saturday [11/22/2014], based on the conclusion of a U.S. government board that has been re-evaluating the need to continue holding the roughly 142 men held at the facility.

Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia and Georgia included 'high risk' al-Qaeda members.  Five prisoners released Thursday from the U.S. Navy prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba included hard-core al-Qaeda members who traveled and worked closely with terror leaders Osama bin Laden and Abu Zubaydah.  The move is being seen as part of the Obama administration's effort to shutter the military detention center, a promise the president made during his 2008 campaign but which he has yet to fulfill.

Obama releases Gitmo detainees, setting up fight with GOP.  President Obama has opened a new front in his hard line against the incoming Republican Congress by releasing more detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against lawmakers' objections.  The Pentagon announced Thursday that four al Qaeda fighters from Yemen, including a senior figure who facilitated travel to Afghanistan for Arab extremists, and a Tunisian extremist would be transferred to Slovakia and Georgia.

Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with American Muslim leaders who've raised concerns about government surveillance, initiatives to combat extremism and treatment during airport security screenings.  The meeting at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, which was closed to the media, was intended to "build partnerships and build trust," Johnson said after gathering with about 60 community leaders.  "I've made this a personal priority of mine," Johnson said.

Iran Appeasers in Bed With Obama: The Truman Project Unmasked.  What do Eric Bolling of Fox News and President Obama's strategy on Iran have in common?  Answer:  the Truman National Security Project.  A few weeks back in this space ("The Hit Job on Fox News") it was revealed that an arrogant, huffy letter from veterans demanding an apology from Bolling was in fact a setup.  Left unrevealed by the letter's sponsor — the Truman National Security Project — many of the signers in question were in fact Democratic Party or liberal special interest activists.  This is not, but of course, how the Truman Project presents itself.  The impression given by its website is that it is just another independent-no-alliances-out-there think tank.

Iran: This deal keeps getting worse all the time.  When dealing with the Soviets and their nuclear aggression, President Ronald Reagan famously cited an old Russian proverb:  "Trust, but verify."  In his current dealings with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, President Obama seems to be forgetting about that second part.  He is asking Americans to trust a negotiating adversary who keeps trying to remind the world that it remains the same bad actor it was during the 1979 hostage crisis.

National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer.  Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday [11/14/2014].  Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world.

Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service.  Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday [11/14/2014].  The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space.  But organizers said Monday that they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their midday service in such a visible Christian house of worship.

More Lies: Obama Never Consulted With Pentagon About ISIS Strategy. Not Once..  Between Jan. 1, 2014 and the end of August, there was not one piece of communication or one single meeting between Obama's White House and the Pentagon concerning a strategy to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State.  Breitbart.com is reporting that a Freedom of Information request showed not a single document that indicates any sort of meeting at all concerning ISIS.

Obama: No Coordination With Iranians Over ISIS, But We Told Them 'Don't Mess With Us, We're Not Here to Mess With You'.  President Obama said Sunday [11/9/2014] the U.S. was not coordinating with Iran in the fight against "our common enemy" in Iraq — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) — but added that the Iranians had been informed, "don't mess with us, we're not here to mess with you."  Obama also denied having offered Iran a deal linking a nuclear agreement with cooperation against ISIS.  He declined to comment on media reports saying he had sent Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a letter suggesting such linkage.

The dumbest move yet on Iran?  The news media broke (or were given) the story that President Obama penned a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader: [...] Writing one letter , let alone four, is among the dumbest moves in a foreign policy with far too many blunders in it already.  Even worse, Obama seemed to be suggesting just the sort of alliance critics have suspected was his objective all along and which will certainly terrify Israel and our Sunni allies.

Romney: Obama 'Diminishing Himself and America' with Letter to Iran.  2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called President Obama's secret letter to Iran's supreme leader "an enormous error" that legitimizes the Iranian regime and weakens America's hand.  Romney said Obama's weak foreign policy is one of the reasons why nations like Russia and China are not worried about America's reaction to their "bold actions."

Ayatollah Khamenei Doesn't Want To Be Pen Pals With Obama.  The President of the United States has had a tough week.  First he watched the voters thoroughly repudiate him.  Now the news is out that he's been begging and pleading for help from the Supreme Leader of Iran, who has no time for him either.

Obama's secret letter to Iran.  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei received a secret letter from an unlikely person last month:  President Obama.  In the midst of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Obama reportedly sent Iran's Supreme Leader a letter in the middle of October, expressing the importance of cooperation in fighting the militants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Keywords:  collaboration, cahoots, Muslim sympathizer.
Letters to the Ayatollah: Obama's 'Keys to Paradise'.  I admit I didn't much care for Barack Obama before the revelation that he had secretly written Khamenei to induce the Iranian supreme leader to sign a nuclear deal in return for U.S. help battling ISIS.  Now I despise our president.  He is contemptible.  Ayatollah Khamenei is a man who has been leading the massive chants of "Death to Israel" (and the Jews) literally every day since 1979.  Only a true anti-Semite could attempt to make a secret deal with such a person.

Senior WH Official Plans to Usurp Congressional Authority for Iran Deal.  Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy National Security adviser, revealed in recently released audio tapes that the White House intends to usurp the authority of Congress to strike a long-term nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Rhodes' remarks were given to a group of White House officials last January, who were joined by members of left-wing interest groups, according to information obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

Election Day looking like a referendum on competence.  Obama got a ratings bump when he finally bestirred himself to order airstrikes and vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State.  Yet almost two months later, there is a realization that the disorganized, halfhearted, ad hoc U.S. reaction has made little difference.  The vaunted 60-country coalition is nowhere to be seen.  The barbarians are even closer to the gate.

Our Make-It-Up World.  Do bothersome facts matter anymore?  Not really. [...] The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week.

ISIS is Islam.  The other day, President Obama claimed that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was not Islamic, a little like claiming that the Vatican has nothing to do with Catholicism.  Put aside for a moment the illogic of using the phrase "Islamic State" and then denying the adjective in the next breath.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the Crusades and the Reformation were not Christian.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the French had nothing to do with the Great Terror.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Russians had nothing to do with totalitarian Communism.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Germans had nothing to do with National Socialism or the Holocaust.  If ISIS is not Islamic then behavior has nothing to do with beliefs!

Mr. Obama's half-hearted fight against the Islamic State.  An unlikely consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State:  President Obama's strategy to "degrade and eventually destroy" the terrorist entity is unworkable.  It's not just that, as some administration officials say, more time is needed to accomplish complex tasks such as training Iraqi and Syrian forces.  It's that the military means the president has authorized cannot accomplish his announced aims.

President Obama, Silent.  President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist.  He immediately phoned Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity."  He vowed to "remain vigilant."  Too bad Obama didn't show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil.  And I'm not just talking about the "workplace violence" of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby.

Taking back America.  Clearly, trust in our government institutions has been eroded.  Furthermore, the Obama administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, with its penetration of essentially all our government agencies, including the Department of Defense, has had an adverse impact on our policies, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the global war on terrorism.  As we have seen, the administration switched sides in that war in Libya by financing, training and arming Islamic jihadist militias who were under the political control of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It was these same militias that carried out the terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

Barack Obama Flies E-L-A-L.  When it comes to Muslim terrorists or other problems in the Middle East, President Obama is a very slow learner, and each "teachable moment" becomes an eternity as Obama argues with or ignores the facts:
  •   For two years, Obama largely waved off the problem of Islamic terrorists in Syria and Iraq knocking off major cities like dominoes, and he began to focus on the problem after broadcasts of beheadings of Americans by the terrorists;
  •   Three years ago, President Obama blithely dismissed the view of US generals who said the US had to keep some forces in Iraq to prevent a vacuum that would be filled by terrorists and by Iranian influence.  Even though the generals were proven right, Obama refuses to admit it;
  •   A Muslim terrorist murdered 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in 2009, as he yelled "Allah is Great," but Obama still calls the attack "workplace violence;" [...]

ISIS threat: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' is a flop. Time to arm the Kurds.  President Obama met with the anti-ISIS coalition's defense ministers at Andrews Air Force Base this week.  Afterward, he said the 21 member states agreed that they're going to defeat ISIS.  It sounded great.  But it was a fairy tale.  The only thing the 21-nation coalition agreed on was that nobody is sending combat forces to defeat ISIS.  Some are helping the U.S. bombing campaign.  Some are offering humanitarian assistance.  But none are willing to stand up against ISIS, except the Kurdish Peshmerga, who were not even invited to the conference.  The Kurds are the only ones in the entire region willing to fight ISIS, but they're the only ones in the region we're not arming.

Kerry Pushes for Middle East Peace, Pledges $212 Million Aid for Gaza.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. [...] At the conference Kerry also announced an additional $212 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which was badly damaged during a conflict with Israel in July and August in which 2,100 Palestinians died, most of them civilians.

Living in the age of insanity, from Ebola to radical Islam to gay marriage.  Would a sane government trade five Taliban terrorist leaders for an American soldier who went AWOL in Afghanistan?  Would a director of national intelligence (James R. Clapper) testify to Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood, whose surrogates have turned the Arab Spring into a bloody regional war, is a "largely secular" organization in Egypt?  Would the administration continue to define as "workplace violence" the slaughter of more than a dozen soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 by a militant Muslim yelling "Allahu akbar"?  How about the Army's top general (George Casey) observing, "as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

The Editor says...
The Muslims have been extremely lucky since Obama has been in the White House.  Every coin toss falls their way.  They always enjoy the benefit of the doubt, even when there is no doubt.  Every branch of the federal government favors the Muslims — as if the President himself were Muslim.

Kerry Uses Arab Name 'Daesh' to Refer to Islamic State.  Following the lead of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday began using the Arabic acronym "Daesh" at times when referring to the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS).  Kerry was in Egypt for a meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Shoukry, and spoke extensively about the terrorist group in remarks following the meeting.  The new terminology appears to be an attempt to bolster the secretary's contention that there is "nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam."

Gaza to ISIL: How Anti-Semitic Is the State Department?  Weeks into the bombing of ISIL, we know next to nothing.  The reportage is vague at best.  Some, like the left-wing UK Independent, say Obama's strategy has been a fiasco.  Who knows?  Unlike Hamas, which has always exploited human shields to the hilt for propaganda purposes, ISIL prefers to keep reporters out (or slice their heads off) and employ social media for publicity and recruitment purposes.  But still the bombs fall and innocents and not-so-innocents die or get maimed for life.

State Department Endorses Handbook Calling Jihad 'Noble'.  The U.S. State Department endorsed on Wednesday a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada's Muslim community that refers to jihad as "noble" and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as "Islamic extremism."  The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it.  Yet the State Department's official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, appeared to endorse the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.

Krauthammer: Obama's actions suggest he's not serious about destroying ISIS.  Charles Krauthammer said Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" it is not yet clear whether President Obama is serious about confronting the threat from the Islamic State terrorists or if he just wants to "appear" to be doing something, but "everything he's doing now indicates it's the latter."  Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said it's possible that Obama is serious about completely destroying the militant group, but he is not optimistic.

Surrender in the War of Ideas.  The Obama administration is failing to wage ideological war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists over fears that attacking its religious philosophy will violate the constitutional divide between church and state, according to an in-depth inquiry by the Washington Free Beacon.  Instead, the task of countering what President Obama called the "warped ideology" of ISIL is being farmed out to foreign states and Muslim communities that often share some of the same goals as the groups the administration calls violent extremists.  This approach allows the administration to avoid identifying links between terrorism and Islam.

FBI Director: Americans Fighting for Islamic State 'Entitled to Come Back'.  The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, said tonight [10/5/2014] that Americans fighting for the Islamic State in Syria are "entitled to come back" because they hold American citizenship.

Obama Has Said Quite Enough.  One would think that the beheading of a woman on American soil would warrant some sort of comment from the President Obama.  At the very minimum, he could offer a few kind words.  As of this writing, he has not said word one about it.  His silence speaks volumes.  After all, the beheading of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, by a former co-worker at Vaughan Foods who had recently converted to Islam occurred only weeks after the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in Syria.

White House Sends 'Thank You' to Beheader's Oklahoma Mosque Congregation.  The beheader's mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, was founded by a sibling of a U.S.-designated Hamas terrorist, and in the past has welcomed an Imam who was a close confidant to al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.  David L. Myers, who serves as director of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama.  It read, "Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice."

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials.  Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday [10/4/2014].  Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it's been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

The Editor says...
It's been a tough month for Muslims in Oklahoma, they say.  But at least none of the Oklahoma Muslims had their heads chopped off.  Who's the victim here?

Why Obama Refuses to support anti-Islamist, Secular Moslems.  For reasons unknown, the Obama Administration had no qualms in removing and even bombing the secular Arab dictators, citing the human rights of their citizens, but when it comes to the human rights of the citizens living under the bloodiest Islamist dictators in Iran, this administration has gone out of its way to ignore the victims and empower the aggressors.  President Obama did not support the secular uprising in Iran but chose to stand by the Islamist clerics and their international terrorist Revolutionary Guards who are creating havoc across the Middle East, Africa, South America, and even here in the United States.  Hizb'allah is the brainchild of Khomeini.  Hamas is another gang of Islamists that Khamenei supports, leaving the people of Iran hungry.  The Revolutionary Guards are operating in Africa, in every city in Europe, and in South America making deals with the drug cartels.  If we are really determined to eradicate Islamism, we should stop making deals with them and start supporting the people against the Islamist regimes.

To Better Protect Muslims, AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling'.  If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder.  If reports first published by the Los Angeles Times are correct, the always controversial Holder, aged 63, will soon announce a new and permanent ban on so-called 'religious profiling' designed to better protect those suspected of jihadist or Islamist activities from federal surveillance.

New Documents Show FBI Kept Channels Open to Al-Aulaqi Despite Terrorist Designation.  Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 900 pages of newly released internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicating there may have been a serious rift between the agency's 9/11 Commission Task Force (Task Force) and the National Commission on Terrorism (Commission) in tracking the activities of U.S.-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Aulaqi.  Additionally, in an October 2003 email from al-Aulaqi to an FBI agent, the terrorist says he is "astonished" and "amazed" by the media coverage of him and hoped that "US authorities know better."

American incompetence in a world spinning out of control.  In the past week, the question has arisen whether the president refused to acknowledge the rise of ISIS over the past year or whether the intelligence community underestimated the threat.  Either the president is right and the intelligence community has presided over its worst failure since the Iraq war, or he's wrong (or lying) and simply closed his eyes to a situation he did not wish to see.  No matter which is true, it's a disaster.

Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to 'Dominate World;' State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't.  In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal.  Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu's argument that those various groups "are all part of the same kind of militant Muslim — Islamic attempt to rule the world."  "We would not agree with that characterization, no," she replied.

President Obama's Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq.  In case you missed it last night, President Obama acknowledged (sort of) that mistakes were made [by everyone but himself] in assessing the threat level that ISIS posed to the stability of Iraq and the entire region.  Some low level employees in a rogue office in Cincinnati have once again conspired to create bad headlines for the President, but definitely no one should suggest that Obama himself has done anything wrong.  The most galling portion of the interview was when Obama claimed that those who specifically predicted that a precipitate withdrawal from Iraq would create a power vacuum were somehow wrong.

WH 'Warrior' Won't Let FBI Consider Religion in Terrorism Investigations.  The Investigative Project on Terrorism, run by Steve Emerson, is the top data center on Islamic terrorism in the country.  In assessing the threat by ISIS, he said the FBI has been hampered by not being allowed to consider religion in their investigations.  The terrorists are actively recruiting in Mosques and the FBI is not allowed to monitor them in mosques.  Emerson believes there are 300 to 400 ISIS killers in Syria and Iraq with American passports who can come back whenever they want.  Why can they come back whenever they want?  This is insane.  They're traitors who went to fight with terrorists.

Obama's Narcissism [is] a Threat to National Security.  We mention President Obama's narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it's not pretty. [...] If anything remotely positive happens on his watch, he presumes to take full credit for it — way more than the normal opportunistic politician.  With the killing of Osama bin Laden, for example, Obama boasts as if the raid were his initial idea and he delivered the kill shot.  Most people in his position would play down their role in such an event and give credit to our special forces personnel who made it happen.  But when things are going poorly, Obama either candy-coats the reality or pretends he's an outsider powerless to do anything but complain about it.  No president has ever been so committed to eschewing accountability.

Report: Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings.  A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.  The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama's PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

Obama will pay a price for blaming intelligence services for ISIS failures.  1.  By blaming the intelligence community for his failure to act on the ISIS threat, he ensured that a series of damaging leaks will be coming, and they are already starting. [...] 2.  Obama has now handed his political opponents a big issue. He has failed in his duty to protect America. [...] 3.  The media, which had invested so much in his success for so many years, is having a hard time coping with such a naked demonstration of personal irresponsibility on such grave matters.

Like autumn leaves, Obama's story changes to match the season.  Remember back in the 2012 presidential campaign when Barack Obama said things like:  "Al Qaeda is on the run.  We have decimated its core leadership.  And Osama bin Laden is dead.  But I don't want Americans to think the struggle against terror is over.  It's not, by any means.  We have a long struggle ahead.  By 2014, new terrorist groups may spring up and we'll be back fighting in the Middle East."  Neither do we.  That's because, while the Democrat incumbent said the first part over and over to imply he'd lead the nation to victory over Islamic extremists, the second warning part he left out.  Not by accident, of course.

Mr. President: Stop Using the Term "ISIL".  Many of you may be confused by the alternate labels used for the Islamists rampaging through Iraq and Syria. Some call them ISIL, some call them ISIS, and some call them Islamic State.  Right now, they are calling themselves the Islamic State, after previously using the terms ISIS or ISIL.  Now, I don't really care what they want to be called. [...] But I do care what our president calls them.  Because by using the term ISIL, he is legitimizing their claim to a broader region than they currently occupy.

Obama Was Warned Repeatedly of Consequences of Withdrawal from Iraq.  Top government officials and military brass repeatedly warned of the consequences of sticking to a timetable on full Iraq War troop withdrawal, but President Obama proceeded with the plan in 2011.  U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker cautioned against such a move in the years beforehand.  "I am certain that abandoning or drastically curtailing our efforts will bring failure," he said in 2007.  "An Iraq that falls into chaos or civil war will mean massive human suffering, well beyond what has already occurred within Iraq's borders."

U.S. intel disputes Obama claim on Islamic State.  U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.

Marie Harf explains: ISIL Was Too Fast For Us!  With the dissolution of the Obama administration's foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, President Obama is talking as fast as he can.  Obama set some kind of a land speed record for double-talk in his interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night, highlighted by Obama's passing the buck for his misunderestimation of ISIS to the Director of National Intelligence et al.

Why President Obama and Congress Are Not Protecting Us Effectively.  If you are not troubled about how the U.S.A. is being run, you are not paying attention.  The threat from Islamic killers is growing, and our response is disorganized to say the least.  But even more dangerous than that is the fact that our government is caught by surprise time after time after time.

The Obama Doctrine:  No matter what happens, it's always somebody else's fault.
Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS.  President Obama, during an interview broadcast Sunday [9/28/2014], largely blamed the United States' intelligence community for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Jon Karl Grills Earnest: People Warned of ISIS for Months, Did Obama Not Hear?  ABC's Jonathan Karl put White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the hot spot today about how President Obama could say the U.S. "underestimated" ISIS when several high-ranking officials warned of the threat months ago.  And what Karl asked is whether this was underestimation on the part of the intel community or on the part of the president.

As with ISIS, Obama Administration 'Underestimates' Threat of Radical Islam Engulfing Libya.  On Sixty Minutes [9/28/2014], President Barack Obama said that his administration had "underestimated" the rise of the Islamic State.  Recent history supports a case that the President and his counselors have underestimated the entire crisis of disorder in the Arab world at least since the 2011 Libya intervention.  Libya's anarchy today is where the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is headed swiftly.

Allen West: 'Islamist Sympathizer' Obama Blind to Radical Ideology of Jihadists.  On Breitbart News Sunday [9/28/2014], former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week's Oklahoma beheading was a "jihadist attack" and not an act of "workplace violence," and he warned that President Barack Obama's refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.

Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS.  One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.  But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community.

Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.  The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House concerns over national security implications.

Obama Defends Islam, Smacks Israel, American Racism at UN.  Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the United Nations, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world's least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.

US Reportedly Providing Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah.  Mohammed Afif, the new head of public relations for the Lebanese-based Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, gave a rare New York Times interview as Lebanese experts reveal his group is indirectly receiving American intelligence aid in its fight against Islamic State (ISIS).  Following ISIS's temporary conquest of Arsal last month on the Lebanese side of the Syrian border, the US sent new weapons to the Lebanese army, which coordinates with Hezbollah.  Likewise, US intelligence has found its way to Hezbollah according to Lebanese experts.

Since Obama has been in the White House, the Muslims in America have been very lucky.
U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S..  Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected 200,000 to 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.  Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq.  Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country's brutal civil war.  The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

Barack's World.  President Obama has declared his strategy is to "degrade and defeat" ISIS.  Yet he's hoping to do so by relying on a plan that is ludicrously insufficient.

Obama's boots.  For the life of us, we see zero value in broadcasting to our enemies what tactics the United States will and will not use to defeat them.  President Obama says America's security depends on degrading and destroying ISIS.  Instead of laying out exactly how the United States is going to get it done, wouldn't it be better if they literally didn't know what hit them?

Holder Issues Fatwa.  [Scroll down]  Evidently this is part of the Obama administration's smart diplomacy.  The president intends to make good on his claim that America is a Muslim nation.  The idea is to distract public attention by combating bloody Islamist organizations abroad and smooth the path for stealth jihad on the home front.

President Obama, This Is the Islamic State.  First, on September 11, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the U.S. mission to defeat ISIL (sic).  For Kerry, the mission was not a war. The word "war" was the wrong terminology and analogy.  The U.S. was engaging in a "very significant counter-terrorism operation."  Then, on September 14, the White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, informed us, "Just as we have been at war with al-Qaeda, in similar fashion we are at war with ISIL."  What is the right terminology for the U.S. "mission"?  President Barack Obama has been sitting on the fence, and it doesn't make much sense.  Without mentioning the word "war," he said the U.S. was moving ahead with "our strategy to degrade and ultimate destroy this terrorist organization."

To Whom does President Obama listen?  [Quoting Charles Krauthammer] ["]No, I don't think Obama can be reached.  I think he'll have to come to his own decision.  And I think what brought him to his own decision to do anything at all was the switch in public opinion.  It was not a switch in strategy.  I guarantee you that if we hadn't had the televised beheadings, Obama would never have announced the policy he did.["]

Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up.  A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual's privileges at DHS.  Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS' Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).  After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency.  Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating that his provocative comments about the "inevitable" return of the Muslim "caliphate" may have played a role.

Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques).  President Obama has vowed to "hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are" in Iraq and Syria.  News flash:  They're also in American mosques.  Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques.  And he's making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.  In fact, as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area.

The Obama Bomb.  [Scroll down]  The swift rise to power of so brutal and determined a jihadist entity is clearly on Obama's malign scorecard, the handiwork of a president who, by his own admission, did not formulate a strategy to deal with the impending menace until he went on TV to explain it on Wednesday night (White House press secretary Josh Earnest frantically tried to cover for Obama, saying he really meant Syria); who withdraws troops from contested regions; who refuses to take responsibility for his mistakes and even attempts to capitalize on them for propaganda advantages; and who is always brought up short by events he is unable to take the measure of.

Has the New York Times Just Provided Proof of Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations in the United States?  On June 13, 2012, five members of Congress called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the Obama administration.  The five members — Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) — were widely criticized for doing so, even by their own Republican leadership, including John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), and Mike Rogers (R-MI).  At the time, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said, "It's not right to question the loyalty of fellow Americans without any evidence."  Well, now we have the evidence.

Behind Closed Doors, Cheney Tells Republicans That Obama Supported Muslim Brotherhood.  Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans on Tuesday [9/9/2014] about the need for military action in Iraq.  With President Obama poised to give a major speech on Wednesday about military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Cheney spoke to the assembled Republican congressmen about the situation in the Middle East at their weekly caucus meeting.  And while the GOP has been fiercely divided over foreign policy in recent years, Cheney didn't wade into that debate, instead opting to pillory Obama in front of an audience giving him "rapt attention."

Obama's Untruth, Inc..  Remember the al-Qaeda-is-on-the-run 2012-election talking point?  It was mostly a lie.  The administration deliberately released to sympathetic journalists only those documents from the so-called Osama bin Laden trove that revealed worry and dissension among the terrorists.  Then it nourished essays by pet journalists trumpeting the decline of al-Qaeda.  Disturbing memos that confounded that narrative, as Weekly Standard journalist Steven F. Hayes recently noted, were kept back.  "On the run" was dropped after the 2012 election, when events on the ground made such an assertion absurd.

GOP Proposes Ban On Libyans Attending Flight Schools, Studying Nuclear Science In U.S..  In response to the Obama administration's recent approval of a rule lifting a ban on Libyan nationals coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, work in plane maintenance or study nuclear science, House Republicans introduced legislation Monday [9/8/2014] aimed at ensuring the ban remains.  The ban on Libyans participating in these studies on American soil was put in place in 1983 amid terrorists incidents involving Libyans.  In July, citing a "normalized" relations between Libya and the United States, the Obama administration approved a rule to lift the ban.  If the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson signs the final rule, the ban will be officially lifted.

Top Egyptian Politician Says Egypt And U.S. Relationship Strained Because President Obama Demands Muslim Brotherhood Be Supported.  Unfortunately such is the state of current affairs.  A prominent Egyptian official is telling his constituency, and the world, the reason Egypt and U.S. relations are so poor is because President Obama and John Kerry demand the Severe Islamists be included in policy decisions.  Egypt categorically rejects the considerations of radical Islamic extremism, and will not bow to pressure from the United States to be more accommodating toward the radicals within the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS.  Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world.  He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two.  Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW... please remember that Obama's "family" members — save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family — are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood) — has beheaded 2 American journalists within the last 2 weeks.  After a passing remark containing an almost 'sorry it happened' to the parents of beheaded journalist James Foley, Obama hurried off to make his tee time.  He was later photographed high-fiving one of his golfing buddies and yucking it up on the links.

Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back 'at Least a Year'.  On Tuesday night [9/2/2014], the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization "for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer."  ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon.

Fight the Religious War We are Already In.  Radical Islamists or Islamofascists, call them by any nomenclature, and one still cannot separate them from Islam, and neither can one separate Islam from the atrocities currently being committed. [...] Where is our President?  Praising fictitious Islamic contributions to Our American Heritage?  America cannot tolerate Obama's foreign policy based on inaction, delays and half-measures, while the fires of global jihad burn.

Latest Big Lie: 'We Have No Strategy'.  They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive.  That's because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering.  The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration.

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?  Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.  It's a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem:  it's entirely false.  Barack Obama has made it clear: "ISIL speaks for no religion.  Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents."

What Obama doesn't get about the Islamic State.  [Obama's] refusal to lead is precisely why the Islamic State has been able to take control of a swath of the Middle East the size of Belgium and carry out the crimes against humanity we are witnessing today, from burying women and children alive to crucifixions to the beheading of a U.S. citizen.  Even after that horrific act, Obama continued to play down the threat posed by the Islamic State and United States' responsibility to stop the militants.  At a second news conference after the Foley execution, Obama once again dismissed the idea that the United States was at war with the Islamic State.

The Editor says...
If one were to connect the plentiful dots, one would reach the conclusion, as I did years ago, that Obama himself is a Muslim.

The Tentacles Of Qatar: From ISIS to the White House.  Although never known for political stability, the Middle East today is in the midst of anarchy due to the Arab Spring.  From the beginning, the Obama administration embraced this movement, and the United States remains an important source of support for transnational, Islamic, revolutionary groups.

Obama's Willful Blindness.  [Under Obama,] Terrorism is magically transformed into an act of workplace violence (Ft. Hood) or called man-made disasters.  The words "Islam" or "Muslim" are never to be used in the context of violence, since that would be racist or xenophobic — it is the hate that dare not speak its name.  Instead, his fiction-filled Cairo speech was a paean to the wondrous history of Islam written by Ben Rhodes, a failed short-story writer promoted to Deputy National Security Deputy Adviser.

Taqiyya Exhibit #3,521.  Right on cue, after the Obama administration went out of their way to say that Hamas is not like ISIS, a Hamas spokesperson publically distanced Hamas from ISIS, noting they are very different organizations. [...] Wow. You'd almost think the White House and Hamas were coordinating their talking points as State Department spokesperson Marie Harf just this week announced that ISIS and Hamas are very different.

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah.  President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State's "ideology is bankrupt."  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion, so what does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for?  The Islamic States is just that, Islamic.  ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture — Piracy, theft, slavery, torture, and genocide.  But don't tell that to the president.

Defender of the Faith.  ISIL is of course an acronym for the Islamic State in the Levant.  It purports to have created or restored an Islamic caliphate in the territory under its control.  How do you edit Islam out of the Islamic State?  Like Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and all the rest, the Islamic State promotes the imposition of Sharia law in the name of Islam.  They all understand themselves to be Muslims acting on behalf of the faith.  Yet Obama makes a special point of standing up for the good name of Islam, such as it is.

State Dept. Defends Arms Sales to Turkey Despite Hamas Ties.  The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.  State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Turkey just days after she was forced to explain why the White House had stepped in to block similar weapons shipments to Israel.

National Security Policy Adrift.  How did we get to the rudderless position we are in today?  Clearly, a series of policy mistakes have been made.  It should be remembered that it was President Carter's misguided policies that gave rise to Islamic resurgence by undercutting our key ally, the Shah of Iran by fostering the return of the Islamic zealot Ayatollah Khomeini with his 7th century mentality. [...] Today, we have the Obama Administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), which has clearly facilitated the advance of the Islamic global agenda.  President Obama's 4 June 2009 Cairo speech was the catalyst for the Arab Spring movement which evolved under the political direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.  We all know how that has turned out.

Obama Ignores Congress, Lifts Ban on Libyans Training in U.S. as Pilots, Nuke Scientists.  The ban was implemented in 1983 after a wave of terrorist incidents involving Libyans.  The African nation continues to be a hotbed of terrorism and in fact, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was recently evacuated because violence between rival militias has created a deadly environment.  Many other foreign governments have also shut down their embassies in Libya because the violence has spread throughout the entire country.  Nevertheless, President Obama has discounted congressional opposition to let Libyans train as pilots, airplane mechanics and nuclear scientists in the United States.  Perhaps the commander-in-chief has somehow forgotten that many of the 9/11 hijackers — mostly Saudi nationals — received their training in American flights schools because our government allowed it.  Have we not learned that it's a really bad idea to help our enemies obtain skills that could later be used to attack us?

Obama Lifts Ban on Libyans Attending U.S. Flight Schools, Training In Nuke Science.  The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Less than two years after the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to sign off on an amendment reversing the ban, which was enacted following a wave or terrorist attacks in 1980s and prevents Libyans from studying these sensitive trades in the United States.

Obama lifts ban on Libyans attending flight school, studying nuclear science here.  President Reagan worried about terrorist hijackers using airplanes as weapons way back in 1983.  He banned Libyans from taking flight lessons or nuclear studies in the United States.  Now, believe it or not, President Obama is lifting that ban because, aides say, post-Gaddafi Libya and its relations with the United States are "normalized."  Seriously?  We just abandoned our embassy there last month. [...] This is the same Libya that brought us Lockerbie.  The same Libya Hillary Clinton urged Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama to attack. Citing possible civilian slaughter in the anti-Gaddafi rebellion of 2009, Obama obeyed.

Would We Rally Behind Obama after the Next 9/11?  Thirteen years ago this month, President George W. Bush was vacationing at his Texas ranch when his daily briefing included a memo titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S." Al-Qaida struck a month later, and the nation was at war.  No memos are needed today.  ISIS is communicating directly to President Obama via the Internet and social media.  "The Islamic Caliphate has been established," the spokesman, Abu Mosa, said Friday [8/8/2014], vowing to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House."

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#41]  Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "described himself as mujahedeen" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.  The Obama Administration labeled that as "workplace violence" rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch.  [#42]  He released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.  [#43]  Americans died at Benghazi because Obama's administration didn't take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.

Andrew McCarthy: State Dept. Negotiating With the Taliban.  The Taliban is not claiming responsibility for the murder of American Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene in Afghanistan, but it is praising the attack.  National Review contributing editor Andrew McCarthy said the State Department hasn't designated the Taliban a terrorist organization "because they're negotiating with the Taliban."

Red-carding Qatar.  It needs be stressed that Qatar, which sways democracies, is not remotely democratic and its leadership is unelected.  With 11,000 square kilometers, oil-glutted Qatar is about half little Israel's size.  Its native population numbers some 200,000, but it has more than 2 million foreign workers.  They lack any civil rights and many of them toil under slave-like conditions.  Qatar has become a particular favorite of the Obama administration, which bolsters Qatari pretensions to parade as an intermediary between Israel and Hamas, regardless of the fact that Doha unequivocally backs Hamas and foots its bills.

Obama's friendly fire.  How much better if the White House had said nothing, instead of issuing a fuzzy statement Wednesday [7/30/2014] condemning the shelling of a UN school for Palestinians in Gaza.  It matters little that the National Security Council's spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, did not explicitly accuse Israel of the bombing.  Or that she went on to condemn those "hiding weapons in UN facilities." [...] In a grisly bid for world sympathy, Hamas is maximizing Palestinian civilian casualties by placing weapons in schools and launching rockets from hospitals.  This shouldn't be surprising.  The leaders of Hamas are the same people who, instead of using their resources to build things that would improve the lives of Palestinians — schools, apartments, sewer systems — built terrorist tunnels aimed at taking Israeli lives.

Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance.  From Europe to the Middle East, we have seen how disaster follows U.S. retreat and disengagement from the world.  But the one area where President Obama seemed to be leaning forward was drone strikes.  He personally approved terrorist "kill lists" and has taken out many hundreds of terrorists with drones in Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.  So why, when Iraqi officials began pleading with him one year ago to strike Islamic State terrorists with drones, did Obama repeatedly refuse — standing by while terrorists overran the country?

Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'.  A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. [...] The word choice here, that anyone built "the very fabric of our nation" would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed — but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn't even have its first Muslim-American congressman until 2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their heads.

Related development:
Republican official resigns after questioning the contributions of Muslims to the 'fabric' of America in Facebook post.  A Virginia Republican Party official resigned Wednesday night [8/6/2014] over a post he made on Facebook questioning Muslims' contributions to the 'fabric' of America.  The post was a critique of President Barack Obama's statement that the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr 'reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.'  'It is one thing to be gracious on religous holidays, but this is pure nonsense,' Bob FitzSimmonds, the unelected Treasurer of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in a comment accompanying Obama's quote.

US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid.  US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other.  "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families," Obama said in statement.

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it.  Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.  A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn't surprised at all.

Obama's 'New World Order' Quote Will Creep You Out Even if You're Not a Conspiracy Theorist.  While more and more people are looking around the world and seeing the turmoil that follows on America receding from the global stage, Obama just sees business as usual — he doesn't believe he has any hand at all in all these events.  He doesn't believe that selling out our allies on missile defense and the "Russian Reset" encouraged Putin, or that making impotent threats against Assad emboldened him, or that pulling out of Iraq prematurely brought on the ISIS terrorist resurgence.  He really believes this is all just normal.

Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives have the president's ear?  Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives "enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy" through their relationship with the Obama administration?  Posters like this one reference the website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) and name six suspects:  Arif Alikhan, Mohammed Elibiary, Rashad Hussain, Salam al-Marayati, Mohamed Magid, and Eboo Patel.  The source for the allegations can be traced to an Egyptian newspaper article that ran late in December 2013 and included little substantiation.

Obama rewarding terror.  Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis, uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world.  And now the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx of money?  They will use that time and money to develop more accurate and deadly missiles, etc.  Rewarding murder is what this amounts to.

Obama refused 'repeated requests' since August 2013 for drone strikes against ISIS.  Breaking on Capitol Hill is the news that Iraqi officials began requesting almost a year ago for the US to carry out drone strikes against ISIS — but the requests were shot down by the White House.  That stunning revelation came during a hearing on the situation in Iraq this morning [7/23/2014].

At Ramadan dinner, Obama attributes his success to family and community, not government.  President Obama said Monday [7/14/2014] that the only reason that he has been successful in life is because of investments made by his family and his community.  "[A]ll a young person needs is knowing that somebody cares about them and believes in them," the president said Monday during an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the sixth that he has hosted.

Obama at Iftar Dinner.  President Obama told guests at the White House's annual Iftar dinner tonight that "further escalation" in the Middle East "benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people."  Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored "the traditions of one of the world's great faiths."

Obama's Counterterror Plan Has New Doubters: His Own Generals and Spies.  For a White House looking to announce a new policy to go to zero combat troops in Afghanistan by the time President Obama leaves office, the agency's classified assessment was exactly what they wanted to hear.  But the assessment ran afoul of military leaders, especially those responsible for Afghanistan, who had long advocated for leaving a residual force in Afghanistan past 2016, including a strong contingent of the special operations and intelligence personnel to pursue and press al Qaeda.

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln deal: US officials.  Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday [7/14/2014], as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.

US Muslims support Obama more than any other religious group.  Nearly three quarters of American Muslims like the job President Obama is doing — by far the largest backing of any religious group, a new survey released Friday [7/11/2014] reveals.  The Gallup Poll, conducted from January through June, found that 72 percent of Muslims approve of Obama's performance, compared to 55 percent of Jews, 44 percent of Catholics and 37 percent of Protesants.  Mormons were least supportive — only 18 percent gave Obama a thumbs up and 78 percent offered a thumbs down.

From Muslim to Mormon, Obama divides the nation by religion too.  The national survey, based on more than 88,000 aggregated daily tracking interviews in the first half of 2014, finds Muslims by far approve of Obama's job performance the most, fully 72% approving with only 20% disapproving.  The least Obama-approving religious Americans are Mormons, only 18% of whom approve, while a whopping 78% disapprove.

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least.  Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks.  Mormons were least approving, at 18%.  In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions — including those who do not affiliate with any religion — approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

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Muslim Brotherhood Org that Met with Obama WH Calls for Islamic War Against Israel.  The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, called upon fellow Islamists and Arabs to declare holy war against Israel "for the sake of Palestine."

Our Roost, Obama's Chickens.  The American public hardly noticed when Obama recklessly withdrew every peacekeeper from Iraq.  Did he not boast of "ending the Iraq War"?  It did not mind when the U.S. posted dates for withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Trashing all the Bush — Cheney anti-terrorism protocols, from Guantanamo to renditions, did not make much sense, when such policies had worked and, in fact, were of use to Obama himself.  But again, most Americans took no note.  Apparently the terrorists did, however, and they regrouped even as the president declared them "on the run."

Obama and the Culture of Death.  [One wonders] how Barack Hussein Obama could maintain that "Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme.  I witness that there is no god but Allah" is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth."  It is not the "Stars and Stripes" nor "America the Beautiful" that he cites.  It is the call to prayer for a "culture of death," as affirmed by Pope Francis's secretary, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaido, an Egyptian Christian Copt who speaks fluent Arabic.  In fact, Obama, the president of the United States, smiles when Bergdahl's father recites the Arabic prayer intimating the caliphate capture of land. [...] Obama was educated in a Muslim country; he celebrates his annual iftar dinners by saying how much the Muslim world has contributed to humanity.

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month.  President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

On behalf of all Americans, Obama hails Ramadan.  ["]On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.  A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality.["]

MSM finally realizes that Islam is really, really scary.  After years of terrorism that resulted in, among other things, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, murder of Americans in Benghazi, and the brutal hacking death of off-duty soldier, Lee Rigby in London, the main stream media is finally sounding the alarm on the religion President Obama claims America "shares common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

Obama 'Disappointingly Complacent' on Islamic Extremism says Former Australian PM.  [Former Australian Prime Minister John] Howard's comments were met by nods of approval across the room as he took aim at Barack Obama's West Point commencement speech of last month.  Howard said:  "Islamic fundamentalism is a far greater threat than many people in their culturally equivocal way believe.  "Obama's West Point commencement speech... with the greatest respect to him and the office... I found it a disappointingly complacent speech when he spoke of Islamic extremism.  "In a world where Pakistan is a failed state and with Iraq... [the West Point speech] was altogether too complacent an analysis".

Obama Funds Kidnappers of American Citizen Naftali Frankel.  On Friday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the United States was "very concerned" about the kidnapping of three Israeli boys, including American citizen Naftali Frankel, 16, by terrorist group Hamas. [...] Harf maintained that the "Israelis and the Palestinian Authority are working closely together" and that the United States was "giving this cooperation our full encouragement." [...] There is no such cooperation.

Jeanine Pirro: I'm Worried — And You should Be Too.  Judge Jeanine Pirro let Obama have it on Saturday night's [6/14/2014] installment of Justice for squandering all of the hard fought and won gains in Iraq, and endangering American lives in the process.  "You know me," Pirro said, "most of the time, I'm fearless.  I've spent most my life, fighting, investigating, prosecuting and sentencing the worst of the worst.  But tonight, I'm worried."  "Our president has literally replenished the enemy at a time of war," she said.

Obama ignored general's pleas to keep U.S. forces in Iraq.  The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.  That stalemate has come back to haunt the country as al Qaeda-linked extremists, who had been defeated by 2011, have returned to Iraq in a terrorist campaign to capture huge swaths of territory in northern and western areas.

Obama's Feckless Foreign Policy Threatens to Set the Entire Middle East on Fire.  From Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan to Pakistan, the jihadist dream of a caliphate stretching from the Atlantic to the Himalayas is taking shape.  It's aided by a feckless foreign policy not seen since Neville Chamberlain.

Does Obama understand Iraq may soon be an Islamist state?  Serious times require serious measures, not Bart Simpson-like evasions.  The administration must drop its business-as-usual (and none-too-"smart" diplomacy) approach to address what are very real and pressing dangers.  After six years, the president needs to start acting like a real commander-in-chief.

Boko Haram Urgency Fades as Questions Raised About What Admin Knew When.  As quickly as Boko Haram caught Washington by hashtag storm, the Nigerian terrorists — and their schoolgirl captives — have seemingly vanished from the radar of priorities, even as the al-Qaeda-linked group's jihadi brothers-in-arms run roughshod across Iraq.  One senator this week, though, charged that the administration never wanted the frightening growth of the North African terrorist organization to receive much attention in the first place.

Obama's Criminal Negligence in Iraq.  President Barack Obama came to office promising to "bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq."  That should have been easy enough to do, considering the war was already over.  Alas, he seems to have had in mind something quite different than "ending a war."  Perhaps because of his general bias against exertions of American power, Obama seems to have convinced himself that our continuing military presence in post-war Iraq was the same as continuing the war.  This novel conception of when wars end suggests Obama may yet pull our forces out of Europe and the Far East in order to "end" World War II.

Obama's 'All Options' Include Surrender.  President Barack Obama tried to fend off criticism of his Iraq policy, as that country fell into the clutches of a terrorist army this week, by insisting that he was considering "all the options" for a response.  "I don't rule out anything," he said.  Of course he doesn't.  The essence of postmodernism — of which this president is the political fulfillment — are a profound moral relativism, a habitual flexibility, a hermeneutical hanging-out.  Yet what does it mean to consider "all the options"?  The president uses that phrase to suggest that he has not ruled out military force.  He said much the same thing about Iran's nuclear program, for example, and Syria's chemical weapons.  But "all the options" could mean, in the literal sense, that Obama is also considering the opposite:  i.e. surrender.  And that, in effect, is what Obama's foreign policy has been for the last six years.

Obama Quits Afghanistan.  Bringing Bergdahl home is part of sporadic negotiations with the Taliban about easing Americans out of the war, and also useful for closing down Guantanamo.  Obama is wagering that the public does not care all that much whether Bergdahl is a deserter.  Or whether the administration has negotiated with terrorists such as the Haqqani network or the Taliban.  Or whether the released Taliban militants will soon return to fight in Afghanistan.  Obama is also betting that Americans are sick of Afghanistan, and don't really care how American soldiers leave or what they leave behind, as long as they all leave.

Sum of all fears: Obama may have to approve airstrikes in Iraq.  For Obama, who campaigned on and successfully achieved a near complete American withdrawal from Iraq, even over the objections of policy makers who warned of the potential for that chronically unstable nation to again erupt in violence, being forced to contemplate revived military action in that country represents a political Sophie's Choice.  Abstain, and risk being haunted by the impression that he presided over the loss of the Middle East having surrendered the tenuous gains in Iraq and allowed conflicts in Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to metastasize.  Accept, and the Obama presidency's raison d'être — a mandate for retrenchment and a renewed reliance on smart power — collapses.

Obama's Weakness Gets Al-Qaida Back In The Game.  As Mosul falls to al-Qaida and Iraq slips into civil war, Americans are left to ponder the foreign policy wreckage of the Obama administration. Has there ever been an administration this incompetent?  It's doubtful.  Iraq's descent into chaos and civil war is the direct result of President Obama's decision to abandon that country to its worst elements.  Americans who think it doesn't matter will soon find out it does, because a new, dangerous anti-Western terrorist state has been born in the Mideast.

Obama's views on Muslim terrorism fly in the face of reality: Report.  Despite President Barack Obama and his minions claiming the strength of the world's radical Islamist network is waning and the threat to the United States minimal, a study released on Wednesday [6/4/2014] by a well-respected and highly-regarded think-tank contradicts what many call Obama's myopic view of the terrorist threat to the United States, the American people, and U.S. interests throughout the world, according to Joel Kaplan, a former members of a police special operations team.  The RAND Corporation study suggests that the threat of Islamic terrorism isn't waning at all, but appears to be growing by leaps-and-bounds.

Arab countries have warmed to Obama, poll finds.  Arabs living in the Middle East have warmed to President Obama's policies in recent years, according to a comprehensive survey released Wednesday by Zogby Research Services.  Zogby polled people living in seven Arab countries including Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Palestinian territories.

The Wanderers — Obama and Bergdahl.  Bergdahl's quest to find the Taliban strikes me as a good metaphor for President Obama.  Like Bergdahl, he has wandered away from familiar confines — traditional, shared notions of how to conduct American foreign policy — in search of exotic enemies with whom to talk.  Such enemies include not just the Taliban, but also Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas.  Like Bergdahl, Obama ignored warnings from those to whom he was similarly situated.  In Obama's case, candidate Hillary Clinton found Obama too eager to meet, without preconditions, with enemies the U.S. has shunned.

The Obama Doctrine.  President Obama thought trading a deserter for five top terrorists would be a PR coup.  What does this tell us about our president as a person?  At the most basic level, it shows that Obama does not share Americans' visceral reaction to Bergdahl's betrayal of his fellow soldiers and country. [...] Obama didn't have a normal visceral reaction to the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, either.  Any normal person would have rushed to his post in the Situation Room to oversee a rescue attempt.

American Nazi gives Hitler Salute from Rose Garden.  We can now see Obama's version of the Knockout Game against our allies, always favoring our deadliest self-proclaimed enemies.  Here's the game:  First, Obama says nice things about defending our allies, like endlessly repeating the conscious lie that "Iran will never possess weapons of mass destruction."  Then he stabs our allies in the back, and does a victory lap, applauded by the bloody-handed mullahs, the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Nusra in Syria, the whole gangland world of theological criminals.  Repeat that pattern of "flattery and betrayal" over and over again, and you have BHO's foreign policy from the beginning.

Obama Submits To Taliban Demands, Allows Praise For Allah.  President Barack Obama apparently traded five jailed jihadis held in Guantanamo for one American soldier, despite federal law, which requires Congress to be notified before prisoners are transferred.  Obama used a Rose Garden press event to tout the surprise trade — which he won by making critical, last-minute concessions — while the parents of the freed soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, stood alongside.  At the end of the brief event, the soldier's father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — "Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim" — which means "In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate."  After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.

Obama's phone must be disconnected, and his pen out of ink.  It sure would be nice for President Pen-and-Phone to speak up in a few situations where he actually could make an immediate difference, without trampling on the Constitution.  Maybe that's why he doesn't say anything.  It's no fun unless he can disrupt the separation of powers, make a government agency bigger, or turn the situation into a slam against his political enemies.  I'd also like to see President Obama use his fabled pen and phone to do something for Meriam Ibrahim, held prisoner by the barbarians of Sudan and just forced to give birth in chains.  I'm not talking about metaphorical chains, either.  She was literally shackled to the floor in a filthy dungeon cell while her baby daughter was delivered.

Obama: Must close Gitmo before I leave office.  President Obama said Thursday [5/29/2014] he's still determined to close the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his presidency.  Asked if he'll be forced to turn over the problem to his successor, Mr. Obama told NPR, "Not if I can help it."  "I'm going to keep on pushing because I want to make sure that when I turn the keys over to the next president, that they have the ability, that he or she has the capacity to make some decisions with a relatively clean slate," Mr. Obama said.

Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on 'killing of U.S. soldiers' promoted by State Dept..  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader "who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.," according to Fox News.

State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers.  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday [5/27/2014] for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau's promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called "for the death of Jews and Americans."

Grassley Investigating Alleged DHS Terrorist Lookout Record Deletions.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is investigating allegations the Department of Homeland Security has deleted records related to a list of terrorists the agency maintains as part of a "hands off" policy on some of the individuals on the list.  Grassley released emails last week describing the alleged terrorist "hands off" list at DHS which apparently resulted in the deletion of records of an individual who was allegedly a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a "close associate" of a supporter of "Hamas, Hizbollah, and (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad."

Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram.  Hillary Clinton wasn't the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years.  Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.

Obama's Alliance with Boko Haram.  Obama and Hillary resisted doing anything about Boko Haram because they believed that its root cause was the oppression of Muslims by the Nigerian government.  Across the bloody years of Boko Haram terror, the State Department matched empty condemnations of Boko Haram's killing sprees with condemnations of the Nigerian authorities for violating Muslim rights.  Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton haven't championed #BringBackOurGirls because it's a hashtag in support of the kidnapped girls, but because it undermines the Nigerian government.  They aren't trying to help the kidnapped girls.  They're trying to bring down a government that hasn't gone along with their agenda for appeasing Boko Haram and Nigerian Muslims.

Downplaying Jihadism.  President Obama's aversion to any perceived "war on Islam" has consistently led his administration to downplay the problem of jihad.  Its outrage over the abductions of hundreds of young women in Nigeria by the jihadist organization Boko Haram hasn't changed that stance.  The State Department is still reluctant to make mention of Boko Haram's Islamic character.  Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department hesitated to label the group even a terrorist organization, despite its long catalogue of terrorist acts.

WH Can't Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization.  White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday [5/9/2014] on MSNBC.  He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group's heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department's terror organization list between 2011 and 2013.

Boko Haram and the Failure of Obama's Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  During Hillary Clinton's tenure, the State Department failed to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, in spite of the fact that Boko Haram had become second only to the Taliban as the deadliest terrorist organization. Clinton will rightly have to bear blame for that, but the lack of a designation also reflects the much deeper problem of the Obama administration's overall approach to Islamic extremism.  It is an approach that has led to bad policies, not only with regard to Boko Haram, but also to Iran, the Syrian rebels, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.

The Obama State Department's Understanding of Boko Haram Was Even More Delusional than You Thought.  A news article in today's [5/9/2014] New York Times sets out to explore why the United States waited until November 2013 to designate Nigeria's Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organization."  In light of the group's latest atrocity — the kidnapping and enslaving of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria's Borno state last month — this is a very good question.  The article makes the point that the terrorist designation was made after Hillary Clinton resigned as secretary of state, and confirms reporting that it came after a two-year debate in which "the Justice Department, the F.B.I., American intelligence officials and counterterrorism officials in the State Department" all called for the designation but State ultimately opposed it.

Rogers: U.S. needs tougher foreign policy than 'hashtags and selfies'.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers argued Sunday [5/11/2014] that the Obama administration needs to take a tougher approach to foreign policy than tracking online trends and hashtag diplomacy.  The Michigan Republican criticized the administration for not designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization years ago.  The Islamist militant group is responsible for abducting at least 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok last month.

Clinton's State Department resisted labeling Boko Haram as terror group.  The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram has drawn international condemnation, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  "Abominable," is how she described the kidnapping, calling it an "act of terrorism" that merits "the fullest response possible."  But the State Department, under Clinton's leadership, repeatedly resisted and blocked efforts to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  Those who pushed for the designation as early as 2011 are now saying the department missed a major opportunity to track and target the deadly organization as it grew.

Why Hillary Clinton's State Dept. didn't list Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  The US lists Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.  But that designation occurred only last year, under John Kerry's State Department.  An earlier proposal by a congressional committee that the group be placed on the US terror list was studied but ultimately denied in 2012 by Mrs. Clinton's State Department.  The Clinton State Department did add three Boko Haram leaders to the US list of individual terrorists, including Abubakar Shekau — the leader who issued a video this week in which he claims the mass kidnapping and vows to "sell in the market" the 276 girls though to still be under his control.

Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram.  Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America's reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi's ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls.  Last May, Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners.

Why was a Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Spy Copied on the Benghazi 'Smoking Gun' E-mail?  [Scroll down]  Interestingly, one of the recipients of the e-mail to Rice was a Mehdi K. Alhassani.  According to Shoebat.com, Alhassani is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood spy.  Alhassani is the Special Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Staff, National Security Council Staff, and the Executive Office of the President.  Alhassani was president of the Muslim Student Association which is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood front organization.  The question is, how did Alhassani slip through the cracks to find himself in such a position of influence?

U.S. to Send Egypt New Apache Attack Helicopters.  The United States has decided to lift its hold on the delivery of 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt imposed last year after the military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing crackdown against protesters, the Pentagon said on Tuesday [4/22/2014].

U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran.  The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran's nuclear program, according to the White House.  The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15.  The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began.

9/11 Victim Families: Obama Administration Sabotaging Trials.  Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks expressed shock that the FBI may be meddling in the hearings here, and some speculated that it is part of an effort by the Obama administration to completely derail the hearings and force them into federal court stateside.  Families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks traveled here with the intent of watching their family members' accused killers face justice.  However, many say they were horrified earlier this week when pre-trial hearings came to a halt over revelations that the FBI had launched an investigation into the accused terrorist's defense lawyers.

John McCain: Obama lets 'bad people' fill U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better.  In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama.  McCain, the top foreign policy expert in Congress, said that U.S. credibility to lead the war against terrorist states cracked when Obama failed to make good on his threats against Syrian chemical attacks and when the al Qaeda retook Fallujah where the bloodiest battle in Iraq took place, killing 96 Americans and wounding 600.

Look At What America Is Giving To Terrorists.  Look at what America is giving these terrorists in Syria.  This is a BGM-71, one of the most widely used anti-tank guided missiles.  The weapon is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing roles.  The TOW is in service with over 45 militaries and is integrated on over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.  In other words, its serious weaponry, and its in the hands of these savages all thanks to politicians like Obama and McCain.

The War on Our Warriors.  Karen and Billy Vaughn gave birth to one of our most elite worriers, Aaron Vaughn.  One of the team that took out our most-wanted terrorist, and 90 days later was shot out of the sky.  Why was he shot out of the sky?  Because our Commander-in-Chief's rules of engagement are so heavily influenced by Muslim Brotherhood advisers and sympathizers in the highest level of our government.

Obama 'religious freedom' appointee: Shariah Law is superior to American Law.  Barack Obama has appointed a woman named Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  [...] That's right, he's appointed an extremist Muslim to a commission on religious freedom.  Imagine that.  This would be like appointing someone to the board of the American Lung Association who is a three-pack-a-day chain smoker.

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The president's pointless trip to Saudi Arabia.  As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday, many in the Middle East are wondering why he is making a trip with no discernible purpose.  No one is quite sure what Obama is supposed to do while in Riyadh. [...] Indeed, some of Obama's policies are signs either of a deliberate strategy to end American leadership, or of ineptitude.  In Egypt he sided with the Muslim Brotherhood, whetting the group's appetite for domination in the Arab world.  Even when the Brotherhood was caught plotting a coup in Abu Dhabi, Obama looked the other way.  Qatar saw Obama's support for the Brotherhood as endorsing its own policy of funding the organization and giving it exposure through the Al Jazeera TV networks.  That, in turn, heightened Saudi anxiety with fears that Washington might back the Brotherhood in a power grab in the kingdom.

Obama Praises Abbas: 'Somebody Who Has Consistently Renounced Violence'.  Hosting Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office on Monday [3/17/2014], President Obama described his visitor as "somebody who has consistently renounced violence" — a view in stark contrast to that held by the Israeli government.

Iran to Receive Another $550 Million Cash Infusion.  Iran is scheduled to receive another $550 million in unfrozen assets from the Obama administration on Friday [3/7/2014], just days after Tehran unveiled a slew of new weapons and advanced ballistic missiles.  Iranian banking authorities on Wednesday confirmed that another $550 million is now on its way to Tehran under the interim nuclear accord inked last year with the United States and other Western nations.

Obama's bizarre immigration rules.  After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, none of us ever imagined a dozen years later we'd be negotiating with the Taliban in Afghanistan, supplying aid to al Qaeda-affiliated "rebel" groups in Syria, and releasing from Gitmo some of the most hardened al Qaeda operatives.  Under the Obama administration, that's exactly what we're doing.  Now we can add another bizarre, and potentially dangerous, unilateral decree from the administration:  Mr. Obama has ordered a change in immigration rules making it easier for so-called "minor" terrorists to gain refugee status and asylum in the United States.

Putin Doesn't Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does.  [Scroll down]  I'll tell you what does concern me: [...] Muslims in the Obama White House — including Arif Alikhan (Deputy Executive Director for Policy in DHS), Mohamed Elibiary (Homeland Security Advisory Council), Rashad Hussain (Special Envoy to the deeply anti-Semitic Organization of the Islamic Conference), Imam Mohamed Magid (Obama's Sharia Law advisor, on loan from the Islamic Society of North America, with its Brotherhood ties) and Eboo Patel (on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships).  A Muslim who takes his religion seriously must put loyalty to Dar al-Islam above allegiance to an infidel state.

Obama Sues to Allow Illinois Muslims to Skip Work Without Being Fired.  [A]ccording to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don't want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don't have to do it.  Oh, and if you are fired for refusing to do the work you contracted to do, why, Obama will sue your employer for you.  This is what has happened in the Land Of Lincoln with the US Government vs the Star Transport trucking company.

Obama is preparing to abandon Afghanistan to its fate.  Don't be fooled.  When President Obama says that America is preparing for the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year, what he really means is that he has already decided on the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Obama Threatens To Leave Afghanistan To Taliban, Al-Qaida.  President Obama's strong-arm tactics with Afghanistan underscore an uncomfortable fact:  He wasn't telling the truth five years ago when he said Afghanistan's war, not Iraq's, was the one we needed to be fighting.

FBI Documents Raise Additional Questions about Saudi and al-Aulaqi Connections to 9/11 Attacks.  Letting terrorists off the hook is dangerous, but inviting a terrorist to dine at the Pentagon is downright dangerous and bizarre.  But that's exactly what happened when Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born terrorist ultimately assassinated by President Obama, was asked to speak at a Pentagon luncheon.  The more we learn about what the government knew about al-Aulaqi, the more curious we become as to why this man was courted by those entrusted with our national security.

John Kerry Visits Mega-Mosque, Proclaims that All Religions Essentially are the Same.  Who died and made John Kerry an Islamic scholar?

Obama pledges $1B in loan guarantees to Jordan.  President Obama pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Jordan, a Middle East ally that is dealing with a flood of Syrian refugees who have crossed the border.  The president made the loan guarantee commitment during a meeting Friday evening [2/14/2014] with Jordan's King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  Obama also extended an aid package for the country for five years.

The Pentagon's Bow to Islamic Extremism.  "Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion," said a recent report.  This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadi-infiltrators of the U.S. military.  Just last month, Craig Benedict Baxam, a former Army soldier and convert to Islam, was sentenced to seven years in prison due to his al-Qaeda/jihadi activities.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House.  A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.  Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq's Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq.

Mulsim Brotherhood in the Oval Office.  The MB ultimately would like to eliminate all the Christians, all the Jews, and all the Buddhists, all the Hindus; every single infidel on the planet, while establishing a Global Caliphate run by, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with 'limited' terror contact into US.  The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided "limited material support" to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.  The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

Obama may trust Iran but America should not.  President Obama's proposal in Geneva to the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council allowing Iran to enrich some uranium violates previous U.N. resolutions demanding the Islamic Republic stop "all" uranium enrichment activity.  To avoid a violation of current U.N. resolutions, the permanent members must ask the entire Security Council to vote to weaken and supersede their previous demands.

President Costanza and the Nuclear Deal with Iran.  The president has seemingly determined that the Iranian theocratic regime is trustworthy, and perhaps a potential ally for us in the Middle East, even though Iran:  1) is technically at war with the U.S.; 2) has a long history of lying in its diplomacy; 3) continues to be the leading state sponsor of international terrorism; 4) cruelly suppresses the human rights of its people; 5) backs the vicious Assad regime in Syria; 6) routinely threatens the extermination of our close ally Israel; and 7) often acts to undermine the stability of other Middle East nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain.

Senate Democrats Back Off Iran Sanctions to Save Obama.  Unnamed sources told AFP that Democrats who were signed up for more sanctions against Iran have now "privately recoiled from a damaging vote against their own president."  According to AFP, "several Democrat Senators who previously backed a bi-partisan sanctions bill stepped back after Obama threatened a veto during his State of the Union address on Tuesday."  With the Democrats changing position, the bill is quickly losing momentum, and the once-imminent vote on new sanctions is imminent no more.

Report: Obama heading to Saudi Arabia.  President Obama is planning a trip to Saudi Arabia to repair badly frayed ties with one of America's key allies in the Middle East, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Obama will visit the kingdom in March for a meeting with King Abdullah, the Journal reports, citing Arab officials.  The White House declined to comment.

Report: Malik Obama, the President's Brother, Funds Hamas.  On Tuesday we noted that Malik Obama is President Barack Obama's half-brother, but the two are very close.  Malik Obama was best man at the future president's wedding, and has visited the White House during the Obama years.  We also reported that Malik Obama posted a photograph of himself on the Barack H. Obama Foundation website in which he is wearing a scarf emblazoned with calls for Muslims to destroy Israel.  Wearing a scarf is by no means the full extent of evidence that Malik Obama is anti Israel and supports its destruction.  According to anti-terrorism activist Walid Shoebat, Malik Obama raises money through an Islamic charity organization, and uses that money to support Hamas.

Did D'Souza Hit a Nerve?  How does one connect these dots?
  (1)  Obama backs offshore drilling in Brazil but not the US
  (2)  The Gulf oil spill is used as an occasion to lecture the US on the evils of our fossil fuel consumption.
  (3)  Obama backs a 100 million dollar mosque near Ground Zero but turns a blind eye to the prohibition in many Arab countries against building any new churches.
  (4)  Supports the release of the Lockerbie bomber but incarcerates the producer of an anti-Mohamed film.
  (5)  NASA Chief Charles Bolden announced that from now on the primary mission of America's space agency would be to improve relations with the Muslim world.
Penance?  Penance for past colonial exploitation?

Pentagon, McDonald's Capitulate To Sharia Law.  Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion.

First-Class Islam: Eric Holder Puts Muslims Above Terror Suspicion.  From 2008 to 2011, I was a guest lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (the primary DHS training facility, located in coastal Georgia) and at Joint Special Operations University (which brings foreign officers to learn of U.S. irregular warfare, located in Tampa).  At both venues I was asked to lecture on the history of terrorism. [...] Only 14 of the 44 PowerPoint screens in my presentation dealt with Islamic terrorism, although several of those actually mitigated against the concept.  Nonetheless, in June 2009 I was told that I could no longer lecture at FLETC, because the edict had come down from the new Obama administration that "no trainer who uses the term 'jihad' shall henceforth be used."

Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran.  It's done.  Iran will get a bomb.  They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them.  Obama does not want to stop them.  He does not want a friendly regime in Iran.  He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel.  Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical.  He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive.  He doesn't like the U.S. military.  He'd cut it to nothing if he could get away with it.

The Editor asks...
What makes the writer think Obama's not a Muslim?  There is abundant evidence that Obama is in fact a Muslim.

Barack Obama — our appeaser in chief.  Obama and his team have worked to argue for Tehran against the American Congress for several months, insisting that the representatives of the American people should accept the promises of an Iranian government which has spent the last 20 years lying about its weapons programs.  Not to speak of Iranian support for terrorism, murder of Americans, and domestic abuses.

Obama Is Eagerly Mainstreaming the Iranian Regime.  A State Department spokesman announced Monday that the United States and the European Union will begin offering sanctions relief to Iran because the country "has begun to take concrete and verifiable steps to halt its nuclear program."  Here's just three items over the past week that suggest that Iran's behavior perhaps isn't quite worthy of State's praise: [...]

Holder's terror surrender.  If indeed he follows through on promises made to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and reported in yesterday's New York Times, Holder should quite simply be impeached.  Now no one supports racial profiling in the conduct of ordinary policing.  Nor do we support the harassment of our Muslim neighbors and friends.  But to ignore the role of radical Islamists as a genuine security threat to this nation is nothing short of insane.

KSM's Prison Communiqués: Enemy Combatants Back to Being Criminal Defendants.  I was invited to provide commentary Tuesday night [1/14/2014] on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program ("The Kelly File") regarding the all too predictable but nevertheless appalling news that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — al Qaeda heavyweight, 9/11 mastermind, decapitator of Daniel Pearl, jihadist warring against America for the better part of two decades, and murderer of nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens — has been permitted to transmit propaganda out of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama's Failed Islamist Outreach.  Earlier this month, the president decided to approach the Islamists at the center of the Syrian revolution.  Here's why they spurned his offer of help against Assad.

The Syria mess is Obama's doing.  The terrible fact is that in every situation, in every conflict, Obama supports the jihadists.

Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration.  The radical Muslim Brotherhood is often dismissed in the media as a distant threat.  In fact, this sworn U.S. enemy isn't just overseas.  It's inside the gates of the White House.

Team Obama's 'quiet diplomacy' efforts = public betrayal of Pastor Saeed Abedini.  Jihadists are not impressed by efforts at "reconciliation."  They are not won over by prisoner releases.  They will gladly take our billions of dollars in sanctions relief and use it to enrich their nuclear program.  They do, however, understand the power of rigorous sanctions backed by credible threats of military force.  They do understand the necessity of giving concessions to avoid their own destruction.

Kuwaiti Newspaper: Obama Negotiating with Hezbollah Terrorists.  The Obama administration has entered secret talks with the Hezbollah terrorist group, mediated by Great Britain, according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, as relayed by the Jerusalem Post Wednesday [11/27/2013].  The State Department lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.  Thirty years ago, Hezbollah bombed a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241. [...] The organization is also dedicated to Israel's destruction.

Barack Hussein Obama — Islam's Trojan Horse!  After supplying al Qaeda with arms to overthrow Gaddafi, Obama turns more than a blind eye to al Qaeda's (Ansar al Sharia's) control of Benghazi.  He hires them to provide "security" for our American diplomats in Benghazi after drawing down our own security there.  After the British and the Red Cross leave Benghazi, Obama leaves our Consulate there in the hands of Al Qaeda and, when the attacks of September 11th, 2012 began, Obama beat a hasty retreat from the situation room after 20 minutes and never checked in for an update! [...] When it was over and Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were dead, Obama kept the FBI from entering Benghazi for 3 weeks and, all the while blamed the attacks on a YouTube video critical of Islam!
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Iran says Obama administration LIED about details of nuke deal.  Iranian officials claimed on Tuesday that the Obama administration concocted a fact sheet on a landmark nuclear agreement that doesn't match what they endorsed over the weekend. [...] At issue are several differences between the White House's summary of the accord and the plain text of the agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other industrialized nations — specifically the administration's claim that Iran has agreed to stop enriching uranium for the next six months.

Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal.  Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. [...] The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced.  However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday [11/26/2013] rejected the White House's version of the deal as "invalid" and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.

The Editor says...
Wow, there's a surprise.  The White House is lying about the Middle East.  Again.

Obama's full grovel to Iran.  There's good news and bad news in Barack Obama's sucker deal with Iran.  The Iranians get all the good news, and the West gets all the bad news. [...] The president and his administration, having done the full grovel in Geneva, is now into full defensive mode.  Stung by the cries of disbelief in Washington from a growing number of his partisan allies in Congress, the president insists that his handiwork "halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program."

Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come.  Among the many who decried the Obama Administration's catastrophic capitulation to the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, none spelled out its potential consequences as trenchantly as Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett:  "We awoke this morning to a new reality," he said Sunday.  "A reality in which a bad deal was signed with Iran.  A very bad deal.  If a nuclear suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning."

Obama Chose Dishonor.  President Obama had to choose between dishonor and war and he chose dishonor.  Now we will have war.  He has dishonored U.S. allies in the Middle East, including Israel and the Persian Gulf states, by abandoning their security concerns regarding a nuclear Iran by believing that appeasing Iran is the only way to avoid war.

Obama White House betrays an American pastor.  The Obama administration has left an American pastor behind.  In its quest for a "deal" with the hostile, jihadist Iranian regime, the Obama administration has thrown an American Christian, Saeed Abedini, under the bus — the latest American victim in the administration's continual, naïve (at best) quest to bargain with Islamic radicals.

The Secret Talks Between Obama and the Mullahs.  I have long pointed out that Barack Obama's administration, and particularly president Obama himself, has been more than likely clandestinely communicating and working with the Islamic Republic of Iran much longer than just before the current nuclear talks, and even long before President Hassan Rouhani came to the United States to attend the UN General Assembly.  Several national and international outlets have just released more details and reports on this issue.

$150 million has gone to groups that back anti-American terrorist attacks.  A new investigation has revealed that the U.S. government has paid more than $150 million to groups that fund terror attacks against American soldiers.  The findings have been reported by the Pentagon itself as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction compiled a list of 43 such companies who are connected to Taliban leaders who have arranged bombs and attacks on American targets.

Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an 'Islamic country'.  A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is "an Islamic country."  After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday [10/31/2013] to "show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality," he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon:  "America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.  Move On!"

Obamacare Victims and Israel.  As was the case with ObamaCare, the White House knows that most Americans won't support its policy of doing nothing to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  So the White House never says that this is its policy.  Obama and his advisers insist that preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power is a central goal of the administration.  But their actions move US policy in the opposite direction.

Morsi Trial Expected to expose Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood.  If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi's agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason.  Egyptian intelligence had begun spying on and recording the telephone calls of ousted President Morsi after it was discovered that he was leaking information to Palestinian Hamas and jihadi groups in efforts to sabotage the Egyptian Army's efforts to eliminate terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula, mainly the demolition of secret tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, which Hamas was using to smuggle arms, money, drugs and terrorists.

Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting ban on Libyans coming to US.  The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat.  "Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com.  "Now the administration wants to normalize — that's just not acceptable."

Anti-terror rules relaxed to let Libyans get military training in U.S.  The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decadeslong ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday [10/24/2013] that it's the wrong move after last year's Benghazi attack.  The administration says relations with Libya have "normalized" over the past two years and that the Libyan government has earned the right to have better access to the U.S., which imposed the ban in 1983 after a wave of terrorist attacks involving Libyans.

The Editor says...
"Access to the U.S." is now a right?  No, it's not.  Military training can be done anywhere in the world.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Man in the White House.  When the State Department announced early in October that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, it was yet another manifestation of Barack Obama's unstinting support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a support that has already thrown Egypt back into the Russian orbit.  The aid cut was essentially giving the Egyptian people a choice between Muslim Brotherhood rule and economic collapse.  Nothing else could have been expected from Obama, who has been a Brotherhood man from the beginning.  Obama's support for the Brotherhood goes back to the beginning of his presidency.

Morsi Trial destined to lay bare Obama's Muslim Brotherhood connections.  After Obama's defeat at the hands of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptians — which he still refuses to admit — Obama continues to punish Egypt and its army.  In Obama's failure to avoid an economic crisis in America, how is it he has time for War Games in Egypt?  Obama should be truly worried about how the trail of ousted President Mohammad Morsi will lead to the truth coming out on his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and their common goals.

Rand Paul: Aid fueling 'war on Christianity'.  Sen. Rand Paul on Friday detailed his opposition to sending foreign aid to many places in the Middle East, arguing that doing so will fuel a "worldwide war on Christianity."  "We are now arming Islamic rebels who are allied with Al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11," Paul (R-Ky.) said, speaking to the Values Voter Summit.  "Does that make any sense at all?  American tax dollars should never be spent to prop up a war on Christianity.  But that's what's happening now across the globe."

The Muslim Brotherhood President.  The State Department announced Wednesday [10/9/2013] that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, and make no mistake:  this was not a government shutdown move.  This was the President of the United States blackmailing a sovereign state to force it to restore the Muslim Brotherhood government he favors.

Dangerous Times: The Crisis-Monger.  The Obama presidency pre-emptively surrenders to the enemy whenever it gets a chance.  It has appointed Muslim Brotherhood loyalists to high positions in this administration.  It has swept under the rug jihadist assaults on our military and our civilian population.  It has failed to stop the aggressive jihadist regime in Iran in its assault — not just on Israel, but on America itself.

Al-Shabaab and Obama's Family Push For Islamic Kenya.  Both the al-Shabaab terrorists and the Obama family want the nation of Kenya to be under Sharia code.  Al-Arab wrote that Obama's cousin, Musa Obama, "studied Sharia in Medina" and has called "upon the Arab and Islamic states to put more effort toward aiding the Kenyan Muslim brethren, especially since there is much support coming from Western nations and Western churches."

Barack H. Obama wishes God's blessing on the leader of a terrorist state.
Obama to Rohani: May God be with you.  "Have a nice day" — this is how Iranian President Hassan Rohani concluded his phone conversation with US President Barack Obama, the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in over three decades.  A message on Rohani's Twitter page, which has since been deleted, stated that Obama answered in Farsi by saying "khodahafez" to indicate goodbye, whose literal meaning is "may God be with you."

Obama speaks by phone to Iran's Rouhani, sees chance for progress.  [Scroll down]  Rouhani said on a Twitter feed believed to be genuine that in his phone conversation he told Obama "Have a Nice Day!" and Obama responded with "Thank you.  Khodahafez (goodbye)."

The Editor says...
Nice try, Reuters.  Khodahafez means more than just goodbye.

Details of Conversation With Obama Deleted From Twitter Account in Rouhani's Name.  Another of the deleted updates, captured by The Lede, described the two presidents wishing each other farewell in their own languages.  Mr. Rouhani offering the American blessing, "Have a nice day!" and Mr. Obama responding with the Persian word for goodbye, "Khodahafez" — literally, "May God protect you."

First the Mall, Now the Church.  ABC News reports that 43 people have died in a suicide bombing attack on a church in Pakistan. [...] Since only a little over 1% of the population in that region is still Christian there isn't a whole lot of design margin left among the holdouts.  They are going to be wiped out.  Not that the administration has proved very sensitive on the issue of ethnic cleansing without a lobby to plead on their behalf.  The administration's effort to reach out to the Muslim community has proved so successful one wonders Who's On First.  Or who employs whom.

Islam Needs an Intervention.  This real Islamophobia has been the pathetic stance of our government and military since 9/11, made worse by the delusions of Barack Obama.  Of course it has failed.  How could it possibly succeed when it is fundamentally dishonest?

National Park Service produces videos praising Islam.  A series of videos produced for the National Park Service shows American Muslim students blaming hatred against their faith on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  The videos also promoted Islam as a pioneer in women's rights and addressed a "general ignorance about what Islam is."  "Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace," the government video states.  "Islam brings nothing but peace if you truly look into it."  The video was posted on the website for the Women's Rights National Historical Park.  It was filmed at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, N.Y. by a National Park Service intern.

Where Women's Rights, Islam, and Nature Collide.  Did you know that the National Park Service (NPS) is now in the business of promoting Islam?  Or more specifically, promoting the wonder that is women's rights under sharia law? [...] So what does the park service have to do with women's rights?  And why in the world is the park service shilling for Islam?

Our Government's Propaganda Isn't Even Subtle Any More.  Tolerance of diverse groups isn't enough.  We must love all the diverse groups too, even if we have to lie to ourselves to do it.  The National Parks Service is making videos to indoctrinate us on that very issue.  The video below pimps out children to extoll the virtues of Islam, particularly their support of women's rights.  You heard me.  Islam promotes women's rights.  According to the girls in the video, Islam gives women their rights and they have 'equity' as a result — not equality, equity.

If you believe Islam promotes women's rights and/or equality, you should visit this page.

The Obama Mythology Has Been Shattered.  Poor Jay Carney.  In the wake of this debacle he's trying to recreate the mythic Obama — the post-ideological, objective, empirically driven statesman who would, through "smart diplomacy," open an exciting new chapter in relations with the Arab and Islamic world.  It was all a mirage; and all the world now knows it was a mirage.

President Barack Obama Defender of the Muslim Faith.  [Scroll down]  In short, Obama is clearing the path to supply arms to the same terrorist group that killed almost 3,000 innocent souls on 9/11.  Ever since his November 4, 2008 rockstar-like election, my friend Sarge and I have somewhat naively been waiting for Obama, whose father changed his name from 'Baraka' to the more Christian-sounding 'Barack', to own up to being Muslim.  We were waiting patiently for an announcement something along the lines of:  "I am reverting back to the religion of my forbears".

Lois Lerner + Malik Obama = White House IRS Scandal.  Whenever the subject of Malik Obama's ties to the government of Sudan comes up — via his role as Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da'wa Organization (Muslim Brotherhood) — there are always detractors who say it's guilt by association.  Just because the President's half-brother works for a terrorist regime doesn't mean the President is guilty, they say, before attempting to move on.  Not so fast.

Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion.  A controversial Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow is a self-declared Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi supporter.  Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted Thursday [9/12/2013] that his appointment was renewed and his position elevated.

Our Never Ending Obama Nightmare.  In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, an ally of America, was abandoned by President Obama, even though he kept the peace for 30 years. The result of our abandonment was that the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, assumed power and shredded the country's constitution.  The Egyptian military with the support of millions of Egyptians have reasserted power, but no thanks to the Obama administration, who remained on the sidelines.

Putin the Peacemaker vs. Obama the Warmonger.  President Obama has now sabotaged four decades of stability in the Middle East. [...] In the strangest twist of history, it is Obama the radical leftist who is now acting as the destabilizing warmonger in the Middle East, while Vladimir Putin may be emerging as a stabilizing peacemaker.  Nobody can figure out whether Obama is the most hapless bumbler in history, or whether there is some sinister purpose behind it all.  It could be both.

Persecution on Our Road to Damascus.  The President's confused and confusing speech this week raised more questions than it answered.  One of the most important questions isn't even being asked by our foreign policy elites:  Why should the U.S. back the Syrian rebels who are slaughtering Christians in that war-racked country?  Why should any American Christian support going to war for these rebels in Syria?  Until the Russians threw Mr. Obama a lifeline, we were preparing to align ourselves with persecutors of Christians in that country's civil war.

Welcome to the 'United States of al-Qaeda'.  Is it possible that the 50 CIA-trained 'soldiers' sneaking across the Syrian border today are members of Obama's Civilian National Security Force in military disguise?  With only 29.5 percent of American population approval, would any sincerely patriotic soldier now in the US Military follow the orders of a commander in chief who would send them to fight side-by-side with al-Qaeda?

"My Administration is Proud to be Your Partner", Obama Tells Muslim Brotherhood Pro-Hamas Group.  Obama taped a statement congratulating ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas Holy Land funding case, on its anniversary, telling the Muslim Brotherhood terror-linked front group, "My administration is proud to be your partner." [...] Speakers at the terror-linked group's convention that Barack Hussein Obama was praising, include Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Co-Founder of Zaytuna College, and Muslim Brotherhood scion Tariq Ramadan who defended stoning women to death.

President Obama Congratulates American Muslims for ISNA's 50th Anniversary Convention.  President Barack Obama released a video message congratulating American Muslims on the many achievements and contributions they have made to American society from its early history to present day.

Does Obama know he's fighting on al-Qa'ida's side?  If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured — for the very first time in history — that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa'ida.  Quite an alliance!

Egyptian Pol: 'Very Strong Perception' Obama Backs Muslim Brotherhood.  Speaking on August 22, the head of Egypt's Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou El-Ghar said:  "America is losing Egypt... There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties."  El-Ghar said this perception began growing when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) met with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood in February 2012 but would not meet with with representatives from other parties.

Obama's Strange Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood.  It's hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place.  It's not as if the MB is subtle.  They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals.

White House More Pro-Islamist On Egypt Than The Saudis.  The new military government in Egypt that just deposed Islamist rule there isn't Islamic enough for the Obama administration.  But Saudi Arabia, whose constitution is the Koran, is backing it.

Why is Obama "pro-Islamist?"  Here's a clue.

Thank Obama's Ego For The Carnage And Crisis In Egypt.  [After Anwar] Sadat's 1981 assassination his legacy of peace and close ties with the U.S. continued for three decades under his successor, Hosni Mubarak.  Why on earth did Barack Obama want to disturb this too-good-to-be-true state of affairs?  In 2009, his grandiose speech in Cairo apologized for America's historical role in the Middle East and snubbed Mubarak, setting the stage for the Egyptian president's overthrow by the mob.

As Egyptian Churches Are Put To the Torch, Obama's Reputation Goes Up in Flames.  As church after church is put to the torch in Egypt by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, one of the things that is going up in flames is the reputation of President Obama.  In the past 48 hours alone, some 57 Egyptian churches have been burned to the ground in the Nile valley.  It will not be lost on the Egyptians that Mr. Obama has spent the crisis playing golf at Martha's Vineyard.

It's Official: Obama Has Surpassed Jimmy Carter.  Jimmy Carter infamously declared that America suffered from an "inordinate fear of Communism," but at least, as far as I can recall, he didn't actively promote or side with Communist movements.  Today Communism has collapsed, and America's number one enemy is the Muslim Brotherhood, progenitor of al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups.  Barack Obama not only tolerates the Brotherhood — [...] — but, for reasons that remain unfathomable, he has generally supported it.

Reaping What Obama's Sown in Egypt.  President Obama continues to offer his blessings to the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood as they spill blood on Egyptian streets in an effort to restore Mohamed Morsi to power.  Our terrorist-supporting president has the gall to scold the military, the most stable, trusted institution in Egypt, while his Islamofascist allies burn scores of Coptic churches in the region where Christianity began more than six centuries before the birth of Mohammed.

State Dept. 'Wanted Dead or Alive' Posters for Islamic Civil War.  In Iraq the slaughter of innocents is worth a $10-million bounty.  When it happens in Fort Hood, it's called 'Workplace violence".

Obama's Hypocrisy on Gays.  [Scroll down]  Obama audaciously declared of Russia:  "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."  Really?  Russia is not mutilating and executing gays the way Muslim regimes do under the Sharia.  And Obama supports most vicious anti-gay regimes in the world.  The gay community should be disgusted by such political exploitation.  The Muslim Brotherhood's genocidal position on homosexuality is quite clear.  Where is Obama's condemnation?

The Continuing Brutal Legacy of the Religion of Peace.  As Barack Hussein Obama enjoys his vacation, he should ponder the brutality of Muslims against so many groups in the world, including other Muslims.  Instead of his fawning at the recent White House iftar dinner, he should remind these co-religionists that their religion defies the imagination for the sheer ferocity against those who dare to resist.

Huma Abedin is the new Alger Hiss.  Even to question whether Abedin has any connections with the [Mulsim] Brotherhood, and whether those connections had any influence over Hillary Clinton's decisions as secretary of State, is to demonstrate that one is a bigot, a racist, an Islamophobe, and a hatemonger, as well as a hysterical paranoiac.

Eid part of US tapestry of traditions: Obama.  Muslims across the US celebrated Eid on the same day to everyone's joy and relief. [...] US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle also sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions."  "Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid-Al-Fitr in the United States and around the world," Obama said in his message.

Valerie Jarrett's Father-in-Law Linked to OPEC Funded Islamic Plot to Fund Obama.  One can look to how President Obama has cozied up to the Islamic nations, while shunning the Christian and Jewish faiths. [...] One can look at how President Obama has worked over time to hamper America's ability to explore our own natural resources, like oil, while actively working with the Saudis to up their production, and our imports from the Kingdom, significantly.  One can step back and look at how President Obama has conducted himself in general, as well as his lifelong associations with radicals, and the following story won't be hard to believe at all.

Barack Obama and the theater of the absurd.  For the last week, the Obama Administration has been in overdrive, suddenly engaged in the war on terror that it has denied for the last four and a half years.  Though al-Qaeda was supposedly on the run, diminished or dying out, they have managed to cause us to shut down our embassies throughout the Middle East and completely evacuate our staff in Yemen.

Obama marks end of Ramadan with more Syrian aid.  President Obama on Wednesday announced the U.S. would give an additional $195 million in humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians as a gesture to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month.  "Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues — a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones," the president said in a statement.

The Editor asks...
How much money does Obama give away to celebrate Christmas or Easter?

Caustic Light on White House's Reaction to a Terrorist Threat.  The Obama administration's decision to evacuate so many diplomats on such short notice — however justified by the seriousness of the threat — has upset some of its foreign partners, who say the gesture contributes to a sense of panic and perceived weakness that plays into the hands of the United States' enemies, and impedes their efforts to engage with people in their countries.  Some American officials have also said they believe the administration overreacted, in large part because of the political fallout from the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi [...]

Now Obama [is] Offering Amnesty To Terrorists, Too.  As President Obama locks down U.S. embassies across the Muslim world in response to terrorist threats, he's giving thousands of terrorists amnesty in Afghanistan.  Buried inside a lengthy unclassified report released last week by the Pentagon is a description of something called the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program, through which the administration started to pay terrorists to walk off the battlefield.

State Department Sits Down with Muslim Brotherhood.  The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it held a meeting with an American delegation on Saturday [8/3/2013], including the U.S. ambassador reviled among the Tamarod movement for cozying up with the Islamists.

On Closed Embassies, the Worldwide Travel Alert, and Wimpitude.  Don't know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.  Why do we allow a bunch of extremist thugs to close us down, rather than the reverse?  For what purpose to we pay for the world's best military and largest intelligence services if not to protect ourselves from this sort of threat?

The Editor says...
Why is the U.S. so soft on terrorists and such a cowardly pushover when terrorists huff and puff?  It makes no sense — unless Obama himself is a Muslim, and then it makes perfect sense.

Under Sequester, U.S. Giving Islamists $500 Million.  The sequester has "cost jobs," says President Obama, and "gutted investments in education and science and medical research."  But somehow he's earmarked $500 million for Hamas terrorists.

Global Jihad Is Here.  In fact, historians may date the start of the Global Jihad to October 1979 — to the Islamic Revolution in Iran, after Jimmy Carter betrayed our loyal ally the shah of Iran to the most cruel and oppressive reactionary ideology in the world.  That was the first major explosion of Muslim imperialism in modern times.  Iran is now moving toward nukes and missile production, with the quiet consent of Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama: 'Throughout Our History, Islam Has Contributed to the Character of Our Country'.  President Obama welcomed dozens of ambassadors and a handful of lawmakers to last night's [7/25/2013] iftar dinner at the White House to break the day's Ramadan fast by saying "throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country."

Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner for Muslims at White House.  President Barack Obama praised the accomplishments of Muslims in America at his fifth annual Iftar dinner.  The event was hosted at the White House Thursday [7/25/2013].  Iftar is an observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  The president praised Muslim entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers for their contributions to America.

The Editor asks...
When has Mr. Obama ever hosted an Easter dinner?  Who are the great Muslim innovators, and what have they created?

Obama celebrates Ramadan: 'Islam has contributed to the character' of US.  President Obama late Thursday [7/25/2013] celebrated Ramadan with a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, saying that throughout the nation's history, "Islam has contributed to the character of our country."  In remarks before the Iftar dinner, eaten by Muslims after sunset to end the day of fasting, Obama quoted from the Koran, according to a White House pool report.  "As the Koran teaches, whoever does an atom's weight of good will see its results."  "Muslim-Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation, and we've seen the results," he added.

The Editor says...
Name one Muslim who "helped to build our nation."

Franklin Graham: Why is Obama Silent as Iran Tortures American Pastor?  One of the nation's most prominent evangelical leaders wants to know why President Obama has remained silent as Iran tortures an American pastor held captive in one of the Islamic republic's most notorious prisons.  Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, told Fox News the imprisonment and torture of Pastor Saeed Abedini is a blatant example of "religious intolerance."

US to halt F-16 supplies to Egypt due to 'current situation'.  US President Barack Obama has taken a personal decision to suspend the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming it is no longer "appropriate" following the toppling Mohamed Morsi's government.  "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s," Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement.  Little said that Obama had been unanimously supported by his security team.  Four fighter jets were to be delivered to Egypt this week as part of the $1.3 billion military assistance package for the country.

Obama's propped up Muslim Brotherhood Bosom Buddy Out!  The outcome of what may have been the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in human history has shown President Barack Hussein Obama for what he really is:  a Muslim Brotherhood-advocating failure.  With Obama's $250 million March 2013 gift still in his pocket; the 12 F-16s already delivered this year, with the promise of another eight by the end of the year, and 200 (count 'em) Abrams tanks, Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest.

Egypt's Dangerous Turmoil Is Ultimately Obama's Doing.  In demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, President Obama insisted our imperfect ally had to go.  Now that Egyptians want his disastrous Islamist replacement removed, the U.S. stands by its man.

Another Fine Mess Obama's Gotten Us Into In Mideast.  Is it too late, Mr. President, to get a refund on the billions in aid you gave the Islamist thugs in Egypt?  How about the F-16s and Abrams tanks you sent?  It's now painfully obvious you invested in the wrong regime.

Obama hails Muslim holiday as symbol of tolerance for other faiths.  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama:]  I have been honored to host an iftar dinner at the White House each of the past four years, and this year I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans who are contributing to our country as entrepreneurs, activists and artists.  I wish Muslims across America and around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, peace and understanding.  Ramadan Kareem.

When is Obama so enthusiastically effusive about Christianity?
Obama: Ramadan Time to 'Celebrate the Principles That Bind People of Different Faiths'.  Happy Ramadan from President Obama.

Obama Demands Peaceful Surrender to Brotherhood.  Barack Obama's administration is the best American friend the global caliphate movement has ever had.  Obama, a notorious backstabber of accomplices who have outlived their usefulness, is now demonstrating that he is capable of steadfast comradeship when his heart is in it, responding to the mass uprising and military coup that has toppled Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood regime by demanding that the Brotherhood be allowed to participate in whatever form of government comes next.

When is a coup not a coup? With $1.5bn on the line.  In Through the Looking Glass, Humpty tells Alice:  "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."  The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, doesn't have that luxury.  If he called the Egyptian military's intervention in the democratic process a "coup", it would clearly mean the huge amount of aid the US gives to Egypt would have to be cut off.

Kerry, White House Try to Beat Back Belief That They're Rooting for Muslim Brotherhood.  Three days after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry finally spoke about the revolution in a late Saturday night statement — in an effort to beat back widespread sentiment that the U.S. backed and continues to support the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama says U.S. is not aligned with any Egyptian party: White House.  President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Egypt on Saturday [7/6/2013] and said that the United States was not working with any particular Egyptian political party or group as the country reels from a military takeover.

Sheikh who OK'd killing Americans in Iraq gets White House reception.  Steve Emerson and John Rossomando of the Investigative Project reported last night that Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was received by senior Obama administration officials in the White House on June 13.

Obama to Egyptian Christians: Don't Protest the Brotherhood.  As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President  Morsi's rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak.  Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope  Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt's millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests.

The IRS, the NSA, and Obama's Dirty Tricks.  [Scroll down]  The NSA collection of data also has a political motivation.  Since the NSA is clearly violating the Fourth Amendment and the Patriot Act, the information they are gathering cannot be used in court.  It would be very difficult for the government to prosecute a terrorist — and Obama wants terrorists prosecuted in criminal court — if the information they obtained violated their rights.  Proof of this is the fact that Obama wanted the Boston bomber to be given a lawyer and Miranda rights.  So the investigation of the Boston bombing case — an investigation likely to yield important information about the terrorist network in the U.S. — was stopped by none other than the president, who claimed the NSA wiretapping is necessary only for national security.

As Egypt unravels, Team Obama increases support for Muslim Brotherhood.  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi made international headlines this week as he appointed Adel Al Khayat as governor of Luxor, an ancient Egyptian city that is key tourist destination.  The problem with Mr. Khayat?  He just happens to lead the "political" arm of a terrorist organization that massacred tourists in Luxor in 1997.  The details of the attack are beyond grisly, with many of the dead disemboweled and notes "praising Islam" placed inside their mutilated bodies.

Obama announces extra $300 million in aid for Syrians, refugees.  The U.S. is to give more than $300 million in additional "life-saving humanitarian assistance" to Syrians caught up in the country's civil war, Barack Obama has announced, taking the total amount given since the conflict began to nearly $815 million.

The Editor asks...
Can Mr. Obama generate $300 million dollars just by announcing it, and then spend it on whatever he pleases?  What part of the Constitution authorizes such a thing?

The New American Enemies List.  The CIA and FBI knew of the suspicious activity of the Boston bombers, of Major Hasan, and of Anwar al-Awlaki.  And they did nothing to preempt their violence.  The FBI is said to be carefully avoiding monitoring mosques, although all of the above terrorists were known by many fellow Muslim worshipers to be either disturbed or extremist or both.

The False Excuse of National Security.  [Scroll down]  So why are we giving billions, and F-16s, to our enemies?  In May, Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry sent yet another $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt, now controlled by the Islamic Jihadi Muslim Brotherhood, by waiving Egypt's failure to meet standards in the law.  To get aid, Egypt must show progress toward democracy and civil rights.  Kerry waived the requirement.  (These payments seem like "tribute" paid to a dominant Muslim Caliphate to buy temporary peace.)

Obama is Abrading the Social Fabric.  [Scroll down]  In any event, with the FBI having ignored specific warnings from the Russians about the Boston bombers and the administration announcing it will provide military support for the Syrian rebels just as they in turn announce their affiliation with Al Qaeda, the need for this elaborate record-gathering becomes ever less clear.  From the outside it seems as if in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, and Egypt we are doing everything in our power to strengthen our enemies.  What's the point then creating this expensive apparatus to permit listening to their communications as if we still regarded them as enemies?

Obama's Multiplying Foreign Policy Failures.  Just yesterday [6/13/2013] the Obama administration admitted what our allies have long said — that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces.

'Arrest Obama when he visits'.  The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29.  It submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions on Friday [6/14/2013] asking for an investigation into Obama's involvement in the Middle East.

Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers.  The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.  That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.  Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents.  No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.  Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests?  Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

Report Details U.S. Government's 'Disastrous Muslim Outreach'.  A new report documents the failures of Muslim outreach conducted by the U.S. government before and after the Sept. 11 attacks, faulting both Republican and Democrat administrations for reaching out to known terrorist funders and leaders.  Published by the Israel-based Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center by Patrick Poole, a counterterrorism consultant and investigative reporter, the 14,000-word exposé details the federal government's "long-standing policy of engaging extremists."  Among the many examples, Poole cites government leaders inviting radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the Pentagon, just months after one of his spiritual disciples had flown a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee.  The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. [...] A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC, a group that bills itself as "a bridge between the Muslim community and law enforcement," touted Muslim contributions to U.S. society and their dedication to upholding American values.

U.S. Gives Saudi Airlines 'Unrestricted' Access to American Skies.  The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed an Open Skies agreement that will "permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other's territory."  The agreement means Saudi airlines may fly from any point in the kingdom to any point in the United States, and that U.S. airlines may fly from any point here to any airport in Saudi Arabia.

FBI Purged Training Materials Deemed 'Offensive' to Muslims by the Professionally Offended.  According to Judicial Watch, it has obtained documents that show the Federal Bureau of Investigations intentionally blinding itself.

Obama's Years of Collaboration with Terror Supporters.  As the Obama administration seeks to move beyond a welter of scandals, a new report by investigative journalist Patrick Poole reveals that the frenzy isn't quite over yet.  On top of the IRS's targeting of conservatives, the DOJ's seizure of reporters' phone records and the coverup surrounding the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, the White House's years-long collaboration with supporters of terrorism is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves.

US Attorney Bill Killian: Posting Something Mean About Muslims on Social Media Might Be a Criminal Action Under Federal Civil Rights Laws.  The First Amendment served us well for a time, but now it's outdated.  Remember reading that England had arrested a guy for anti-Muslim Twitter postings in the aftermath of the Woolrich slaughter?  And remember thinking, "Well, this is America, that can't happen here"?  Oh yes it can.  Obama's Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee wants you to know that if you say something untoward about Muslims, the Federal government may imprison you.

Make Room for Islamistgate: the Obama Administration's New Scandal.  Up to now the Obama Administration has faced three big scandals — the IRS, the bugging of AP and Fox, and Benghazi.  And now here is scandal Number 4:  For the last four years the Obama Administration has conducted a major "outreach" program to Islamic groups in the United States and in the Middle East.  Patrick Poole has been investigating this project and in a comprehensive article now presents the full scoop and scope of what's been going on.

DOJ: Watch what you say about Muslims on social media.  How many civil-rights prosecutions are currently in progress against Muslims who say inflammatory things on social media? [...] This is also the same government that flagrantly abused the power of the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies, to oppress political dissidents.  There are a lot of Tea Party groups who wish the only thing they had to fear from Democrat politicians is offensive Facebook chatter.  No one in this government seems terribly concerned about protecting their hurt feelings, or encouraging the rest of the American public to treat them with dignity and respect.

DoJ places a chill on criticism of Islam.  By "spreading information considered inflammatory against Muslims" — even if it's true — you could violate the civil rights act and be subject to prosecution.  We all know that this new ruling will target those considered to be "blasphemers" against Islam.  Muslims here and around the world have been after western governments to enforce their idea of blasphemy and to punish those who speak out against Islam.

Barack Obama: Don't say 'Islamic terrorism'!  'Words that Work,' produced by the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center, found that Islam and terrorism are not linked.  So that's official! Islamism or militant Islam and terrorism are not linked either.  There is absolutely no connection whatsoever between Islam, in any of its forms, and terrorism.  The only thing that is linked to terrorism are various 'death cults' or 'sects'.  This is now the truth according to Barack Obama too.  Obama ordered a revision of America's National Security Strategy, around three years ago, so as to erase all possible connections between Islam and terrorism.  That is, between Islam and anything violent.  This is thought control.  It's all really about words; not about realities or actions.

Obama FBI leaking information to terror-linked CAIR?  This is what happens when the FBI refuses to present a coherent story on how an interviewee is shot dead and when agents leak to terror-linked Muslim groups.

Barack Obama, George Orwell, and Terror.  Lying can be a conscious choice or an accidental habit.  The leader "Big Brother" did it all the time in 1984, but lying can also come from sloppy language.  President Obama and his team use euphemisms to describe Arab-Islamic terror.  Fort Hood was "workplace violence," Detroit a "lone gunman."  Obama and his staff got so wrapped up in "politically correct" and factually wrong syntax that they could not see the truth even when it bit them in the leg in Benghazi.  Their own discourse trapped them in a policy of inaction and clumsy cover-up.

Muslim Advocates Urge Reduced FBI Anti-jihad Role.  Politically influential Muslim activists are pushing to reduce the FBI's role in countering Islamic terrorism and are seeking greater federal reliance on hard-line orthodox Imams.  The White House's "Countering Violent Extremism" program "did not produce the results a lot of us were hopeful ... [and] kind of collapsed towards the end of last year," complained Mohamed Elibiary, a Texas-based advocate who was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

State Department Denies Libya Weapons Buyback program Exists.  Gunrunning from Libya into Syria is a violation of international law.  Furthermore, one has to ask how arming rebels in Syria would serve America's interests because it doesn't.  Just like it didn't serve America's interest in Egypt or Libya where the Muslim Brotherhood has steadily gotten or is gaining power.  Arms running would also explain why the Obama-Clinton regime gave "stand-down" orders and denied providing any help to Americans in peril.

Whose side is he on?
Obama Administration Calls for the 'Human Rights' of Jihadi Murderers.  It's well known that whenever jihadis attack and slaughter innocent people — especially Christians — the Obama administration tries to ignore or whitewash.  Lesser known, however, is that whenever foriegn governments try to subdue the jihadis, the Obama administration objects and calls for the "human rights" of the terrorists.

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, IG report finds.  An investigation of the Justice Department's witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.  In some cases, suspects whose names were on federal watch lists that were meant to keep them off commercial aircraft were nevertheless able to board flights because the Justice Department had failed to add their new, government-issued identities to counterterrorism databases.

Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-sharia Muslim supremacists.  The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.

Obamites Must Stop Mollycoddling Islamists.  Was the FBI's failure to track Tamarlan Tsarnaev a matter not just of bad luck or incompetence, but actually the result of outlandish policy choices by the Obama administration? [...] That's the only explanation I can imagine for not continuing surveillance of somebody who had been reported by a foreign government to have extremist ties, whose public electronic communications were full of Islamic rage and jihadist sympathies, who attended an Islamic religious center with extremist ties, who had been detained for anger issues (abusing his girlfriend) — and who, quite strangely, showed no visible distress about the murder of a good friend.

How Obama Betrayed America.  Far from shouldering his responsibility as the commander-in-chief of America's global War on Terror and embracing it as this generation's equivalent of the Cold War, Obama showed his distaste for the entire enterprise by dropping the term "War on Terror" and replacing it with an Orwellian phrase — "overseas contingency operations."  Minimizing the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; that is its policy.

The Humiliation of John Kerry.  The secretary of state was back in Washington on Thursday, begging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to take it easy on the poor Iranians.  Enough with the sanctions, he said. Secretary Kerry has joined decades of his predecessors, buying into the latest version of the 30-year old illusion that we can make a deal with the Tehran regime if only we deal properly and humbly with them.

Air Force Recruits Chaplains From Muslim Brotherhood Front Group.  The U.S. Air Force has confirmed to The Clarion Project that it paid nearly $5,000 for advertisements in the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial that was also labeled a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the government.  The Air Force said it would continue to consider paying ISNA for ads.

Whose Side Is he On?  Obama has never been a president for all of the American people.  From the very beginning of his Regime, he immediately set out to divide Americans and pit us against each other.  He is a president who has been working to demoralize, discourage and defeat a large percentage of us.  For the first time in our lives, we know we have a president who is not on our side.

Whose side is Obama on?  Team Obama decided precipitously to charge the surviving alleged bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in civilian court.  This action resulted in his being read Miranda rights and obtaining a lawyer, prompting him to refuse to answer more questions from investigators.  Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy observed, "Obama was determined to end the public debate over whether the jihadist is a wartime enemy combatant or a mere criminal defendant."

Can a President Who Has Promised to 'Stand with the Muslims' Protect Americans?  The negative implications of Obama's time in office will be felt for decades, but one thing is clear.  The U.S. President who does not recognize America's exceptionalism and who has promised to stand with Muslims has been unable to keep Americans safe from Islamic terror — both at home and abroad.

Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood Is Guiding Obama In Boston Bombings Investigation.  Appearing on World Net Daily's radio show, Gohmert speculated that Attorney General Eric Holder read bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights to "shut him up" and undermine the investigation into the brothers' possible ties to radical Islam.  "It's very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us," he said, before noting that Obama has displayed a "real pattern" of "incompetence" in responding to the threat from extremists during his tenure.

The 'Public Safety' Follies.  It has now been reported by Fox's Megyn Kelly that the FBI's interrogation of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was short-circuited when the Justice Department arranged for him to be given a presentment hearing in the hospital.  In point of fact, it was not the hearing that caused the suspension of vital intelligence-gathering.  It was the Obama Justice Department's decision over the weekend immediately to file a criminal charge against Tsarnaev.

The Price of Obama's Islamophilia.  The father of the jihadist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit in 2009 went to a CIA office in Africa and announced to anyone who cared to listen that his son was a threat to the U.S.  No one did.  Major Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who shot up Fort Hood, spared American intelligence even that minor step of dot-connecting.  He held public presentations on his hatred of America and sympathy for suicide bombers.  The soldiers in the audience politely listened, not wanting to risk demotion or open themselves up to scoldings from their PC overlords.  Some of Hasan's colleagues even thought he had the makings of a thoughtful adviser to the government on Islamic affairs.

Syrian rebels announce plans to implement Sharia; U.S. gives them $123 million more in aid.  What is a "moderate form" of Sharia?  Wherever Sharia is implemented, it is markedly similar in form, contrary to the dissembling claims of Islamic supremacist spokesmen in the U.S. like Imam Faisal Rauf and Reza Aslan, who claim that it is so amorphous as to defy characterization.

I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  I've seen Janet Napolitano, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, refuse to use the term "terrorism" and insist on calling jihad-inspired carnage "man-caused disasters." [...] I've seen Obama's Department of Defense, which prosecutes our War on Man-Caused Disasters, order a complete purge of "anti-Islamic content" from all military training materials. [...] Just this month, I've seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military students that "Evangelical Christianity" is the leading movement of dangerous "Religious Extremism," along with "Catholicism" and "Islamophobia."

We Are Not Serious About Stopping Islamic Terror.  Our President praises the public for not being terrorized, then lectures us not to "rush to judgment" about the bombers' motivations and "certainly not about entire groups of people."  Translation:  we're not going to talk about the jihadi war on us.  Hope for the best.  Do not pay attention to the problem of Islamic imperialism.

Obama Years Synonymous With Terrorism.  For someone who goes out of his way to miniaturize the threat from terrorism, terrorism sure seems to dog this president.  When will President Obama face up to this growing evil?

Flashback: FBI Training Manual Purged References to Islamic Terror.  [Scroll down]  However, around the same time the bureau interviewed Tsarnaev, changes in the FBI training manual took place as well.  The FBI's own departmental counter-terrorism analytic lexicon was purged of key words that could reference Islamic terrorism.  Words like Muslim, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and sharia were not mentioned once in the FBI's counter-terrorism lexicon afterwards.

Flashback to 2/17/2011:
Obama Administration Opened up Muslim Immigration Floodgates.  President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants — mostly from Islamic countries — to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.  Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants "is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest."

Is Obama Covering Up Saudi Role In Boston Bombings?  Could a Saudi terror cell be behind another major U.S. attack?  And could the Saudi government be trying to sink the investigation?  After 9/11, the Saudi ambassador demanded the evacuation of dozens of Saudi nationals, including bin Laden kin, before the FBI could properly question them.  He got his wish, even though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis and others had ties to the plot.  Eerily similar high-level intervention is taking place in the Boston bombings case.

More about the Boston bombing.

America will Survive Obama.  [Scroll down]  Now we have a president who confuses slavery and liberty, most obviously in the case of the Islamist Spring, which is certainly not an Arab Spring, since in Syria alone nearly 100,000 Arabs have killed each other by now.  Some Spring!

Obama's Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limits to 1st Amendment.  America's free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee.  Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression — such as the burning of Korans — in war time.

White House Partners with Muslim Brotherhood Front.  The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, recently toured the White House and met with multiple officials.  According to the group, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, "cited ISNA as his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community."

Obama's Islamist Tilt.  Important overseas populations are drawing the conclusion that the Obama administration is quietly realigning itself in the Middle East, toward the Islamists.

GOP Rolls Over for Obama and Recommends Brennan for CIA Post.  During a press conference in September 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., respected experts, including officials from the Florida Security Council, told reporters that because of Brennan's adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy that permeates the Obama administration, the U.S. government is being prevented from identifying, understanding and countering radical Muslims and their threat of imposing Shariah law.

Ingrates.  Were it not for a single post at the Weekly Standard, Michelle Obama and John Kerry would have presented the International Women of Courage Award to Samira Ibrahim on Friday afternoon [3/8/2013].  This despite the fact that Ibrahim is a raging anti-Semite and celebrant of 9/11, including the Islamist observation of the anniversary at the American embassy in Cairo this past September.

Sequester Exaggerations Exposed By Egypt Foreign Aid.  What are we to make of the U.S. suddenly finding $250 million to spare for Egypt during a suppsedly devastating sequester?

Brennan Signals 'Our Saudi Partners'.  When President Obama met Saudi King Abdullah in London in 2009, the former bowed low before the latter.  No American president had ever so abased himself before one of the world's most oppressive rulers before.  Now, Mr. Obama has nominated John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [...] When he spoke of Jerusalem — his "most loved city in the world" — he referred to it first by its Arabic name, al Quds.  Nobody refers to Jerusalem as al Quds unless he wants to send a signal:  "I agree with you."

The 3 Stooges are running the country.  As the new Secretary of State, Kerry is boning up on Islam and has learned that it "is not represented by a lot of jihadists and others," but is, instead, "a beautiful religion." [...] That should be enough to immediately let us know the direction of Kerry's tenure in his new position, a direction wholeheartedly endorsed by President Obama.

What Secretary of State Kerry Doesn't Know About Democracy or Islam... Would Fill a Book.  In contrast to a proper approach, Kerry makes the American system sound like letting the deranged walk the streets as homeless people, babbling incoherently but doing little harm.  Sure, let them cling to their guns and religion while we smart people make all the decisions.  He's merely turning around a traditional left-wing critique of democracy that comes from Herbert Marcuse or Noam Chomsky, of "repressive tolerance."  And that seems to be what Kerry and Obama really believe.

The Islamic cloud over Brennan and Hagel.  [Scroll down]  The report stated that Mr. Brennan was converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 to '99.  Let's be clear:  In America, a man's religion can never be a condition to his holding a government position.  It is protected by both the First Amendment and Article 6 of the Constitution.  Therefore, even if it is true that he converted, Mr. Brennan's religion should not be an issue.  However, [...] what should be an issue was the Saudis' targeted recruitment of Mr. Brennan to the ideology of Islam while he was serving as the CIA station chief in Riyadh.  This was not just a conversion but a political act by a foreign intelligence service.  If verified, this would indicate Mr. Brennan's susceptibility, whether witting or unwitting, to manipulation by a foreign intelligence entity.

The spook who couldn't see the perils of jihad.  John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for CIA director, does not believe we are at war with jihadists because "jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there's nothing holy, legitimate, or Islamic about murdering innocent men and women."  On May 26, 2010, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Brennan said, "Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists."  That is Mr. Brennan's view, but how about the view of the Islamist enemies who are fighting us?

No, Mr President, the war against al-Qaeda is far from won.  There are times, such as last night's State of the Union address, when I think President Barack Obama has taken leave of reality.  How he can claim, when half the Arab world is being overrun by Islamist militants, that al-Qaeda is now a shadow of its former self is beyond comprehension.

The next Director of the CIA calls Jerusalem... "Al Quds".  Aside from his hippy past, and his horrible, obsequious Arabic, the thing that made me most uncomfortable about Brennan's whole paean to Islam is the fact that he said "Palestine" twice and never said Israel, and when he finally felt compelled to say Jerusalem, after saying "Al Quds" twice he sounded like he was either going to spit or apologize for mentioning the word Jerusalem in the presence of his audience.

Emerson, IPT Expose Brennan Letter: FBI Training 'Substandard and Offensive' to Muslims.  Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism have revealed that on Oct. 19, 2011, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director Farhana Khera sent a letter to Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, listing numerous Islamic-based grievances against the FBI.  On Nov. 3, 2011, Brennan capitulated and began a fundamental change of FBI practices.

Barack Obama's choice for CIA chief 'converted to Islam' former FBI agent claims.  The incoming head of the CIA converted to Islam while working as a station chief in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, a former FBI agent has claimed.  John Guandolo, who retired from the FBI in 2008, said in a radio interview that John Brennan — who has been nominated by Barack Obama as the new director of the CIA — visited the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina accompanied by Saudi officials who may have persuaded him to convert.

Obama calls al-Qaida 'shadow of former self'.  President Barack Obama says al-Qaida is a "shadow of its former self," and does not pose the kind of threat to America that requires tens of thousands of U.S. troops to fight abroad.

Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With.  Obama's surrender in Iraq paved the way for the regional resurgence of Al Qaeda.  It put a spring in the step of every enemy from Iran to the Muslim Brotherhood to the grimmer sort of Salafis.  It convinced them that they could take on the United States and win.  Like Hillary [Clinton], Obama has never been held accountable for any of it.  And Hillary's very lack of accountability, her immunity from accountability makes her eminently qualified for the top spot in a Democratic Party where it's more important to know how to shrug off accountability than it is to get things right.

The Obama Vacuum.  Obama's desire to disengage from the Middle East was driven at first by his politically useful cartoon version of Bush's Iraq, a "quagmire" that he wished to avoid at all costs.  But now, at the beginning of his second term, Obama seems to fear U.S. intervention of any kind.

Why Is Obama Clinging to the Brotherhood?  The Obama administration, which has been bragging to the press about Egypt being one of its foreign policy accomplishments, is standing aloof from a situation that the head of the Egyptian military said had brought the country to the edge of collapse.  While the president may pride himself for helping to hasten the end of the Mubarak dictatorship and pressured the country's military not to interfere with the Brotherhood's drive to take control of the country, he seemed to have gone silent just at the moment when the secular opposition there needs him to speak up.  Why?

Hillary Clinton's Legacy.  What responsibility did Mrs. Clinton have for the serial Team Obama decisions that helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt?  Is she concerned that, by so doing, Islamists determined not only to foster hatred for Israel but to pursue its destruction are now in a position to try again, for the first time since 1973?  How does Mrs. Clinton justify, under such circumstances, sending to the Egyptian military additional U.S.-made fighter planes and tanks — weapons whose use, as a practical matter, can only be for waging war against the Israelis?

When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
Apes, Pigs, and F-16s.  When Morsi fulminates that Muslims "must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he is taking his cues straight from the Koran.  Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as "progressive" American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square.

Egypt to Receive F-16s: State Department refuses to delay delivery to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the [Washington] Free Beacon.

Obama Refuses To Delay Delivery Of F-16's To Muslim Brotherhood.  "Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak," Fox News reported Tuesday [1/22/2013].  The State Department maintained in a January 8 letter to Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) that the arming of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood serves the U.S.'s "regional security interests."

Barack Obama Wants To "Understand" Muslim Terrorists.  The Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt, Iraq is once again teetering on the brink of radicalized anarchy, North Africa is a wasteland of lawless terrorist activity — all the direct result of Barack Obama's purposeful and willing failure to protect the interests of the United States and freedom abroad.

Mohamed Morsi Is a Scandal Bigger than Benghazi.  It's no news that Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist, anti-Semitic monstrosity. [...] Obama's top intelligence people have been assuring us that the Brotherhood is a moderate, secular, heterogeneous organization and a prospective American partner, for example, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last year.  Republican congressmen like Michele Bachmann who objected to administration coddling of the Brotherhood have been vilified as extremists by the mainstream of their own party.  On the strength of a 2010 video tape long known to specialists, the establishment has suddenly discovered that this moderate, secular organization is a nest of Jew-hating vipers.

Terror haven Somalia likely to get taxpayer cash.  It was only two years ago that then-CIA Director David Petraeus testified before Congress on the dangers posed by Somali terrorists [...] Today the U.S. is preparing to formally recognize the Somali government, paving the way to send taxpayer dollars to the place that will forever be associated with "Black Hawk Down," where a U.S. Army Ranger was dragged through the streets in 1993.

Disarming Americans, Arming Terrorists.  While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart.  While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets.

Obama Appoints Islam's Apologists.  For an administration that has made "diversity" a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past?  Were there no "wise Latina women," "academically distinguished African-Americans," or "experienced white women" available?  What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to drop the diversity consideration?  All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both.  All are apologists for those causes.

The blind sheik and our mute president.  Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman.  I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties.  But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists.

Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to 'lift up the Islamists' and allow Sharia law in America.  Representative Michele Bachmann has claimed that Barack Obama is determined 'to lift up the Islamists' and bow to their 'ultimate demand' of imposing Sharia law on America. [...] In an extended on-air conversation with conservative radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger, Bachmann contended that Obama was endangering the United States and Israel by supporting radical Islamists.

Obama to Troops: Don't Criticize the Taliban.  The Obama Administration has ordered changes in a new military handbook to now forbid U.S soldiers from criticizing the Taliban.  In addition, our men in uniform are forbidden to disparage pedophilia.  Even further, our soldiers are instructed not to speak of women's rights.  Or homosexuality.  Or criticism of Afghans at all.

Obama To Troops: Don't Insult The Taliban.  The administration blames U.S. troop rudeness for insider attacks by Afghan training partners.  So it's issuing an etiquette book ordering them not to criticize "pedophilia" and other things Islamic.

Benghazi explained, Part III.  The so-called "Arab Spring" is an initiative by Obama and his foreign policy advisers, Clinton, in her capacity of Secretary of State, and others including some of the most powerful people in the world.  International bankers, the power brokers and string pullers.  It is a plan to reshape the Middle East and North Africa, and change the geopolitical balance of power.  It's not about some feel-good mission to free the oppressed.  Never was.  It's about the U.S., through the CIA, using groups ideologically aligned to al Qaeda aligned to overthrow various Middle East nations to install regimes controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

It's Dictators All the Way Down.  Look down on Cairo, Baghdad, Benghazi or Ramallah, or any of those other exotic eastern precincts where the democracy dreamers thought the reformation and renaissance of Islam would begin, and as far as the eye can see, it's dictators all the way down.  The great spiritual, political and cultural revivals that were supposed to neuter terrorism, end the need for drone strikes and naked scanners, for men pouring water down on other men in secret prisons, and for all the rest of it, has never come to pass.

Walid Phares: Everybody knows Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood.  Walid Phares says that the question isn't IF Obama supports the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group, but WHY he supports them.

Cairo: Blood In The Streets, Obama Silent.  As the White House remains completely silent on the most recent events in Egypt — the President has not uttered as much as a peep about the Muslim Brotherhood's thuggery against democratic protesters, raising memories of his spineless behavior during the Iranian uprising of 2009 — violence is breaking out in the streets of Cairo.

The Brotherhood delusion.  Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh.  Except Egypt's old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.

Egypt Is Collapsing Thanks To Obama Foreign Policy.  The democratic "New Beginning" President Obama announced in Cairo in 2009 becomes a new, bold Egyptian tyranny.  An imperfect ally was swept away by what has generated into an Islamist perfect storm.

GOP Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admin Has 'A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving Them Advice'.  Gohmert told [Frank] Gaffney that anti-Muslim investigations are necessary because President Barack Obama made "horrendous decisions" in backing the "revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East."  He chalked such decisions up to the administration listening closely to the advice of Muslim Brotherhood members.

Did Obama Cut a Faustian Deal with Morsi?  Is Morsi now following up on the second part of the deal by ramping up his bid for total power — dictatorship — in Egypt?  Moreover, the Obama administration and its apologists seem red-faced over the Faustian deal.

The Benghazi Slingshot.  The Center for Security Policy panelists aren't the only thinkers to question whether this administration has an affinity for sharia.  In his article "Obama knew:  Did ideological soft spot for Sharia keep US government from protecting Benghazi consulate?," American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord suggests that the highest levels of the Obama administration are "in some fashion simpatico with a totalitarian ideology."  That "ideological soft spot" may explain why President Obama "can't," as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher declared, "utter the words 'Muslim terror attack.'"

Obama Official Attends 'Symposium on Defamation of Islam'.  An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence."  The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper (pictured above), and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia.

CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday [11/9/2012] that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.  That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.

Obama Appeases Muslims, Offends Catholics.  While Obama thinks we should bend over backwards for Islamism to practice whatever 7th century idiocy it imposes, including female mutilation and Sharia Law, which judges the testimony of a woman half as worthy as that of a man, he imposes policy that offends and curtails the ability of Catholics to practice their religion as they see fit.

Obama's woman in Tehran.  A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.  Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.

Israeli Paper: Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Holding Secret Talks With Iran.  In the final presidential debate, President Obama dismissed reports about an agreement to hold one-on-one talks with Iranian officials after the election, but now, two weeks later, fresh claims have emerged on the eve of Tuesday's election, this time tying senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to alleged secret talks with representatives of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable.  The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for this commander in chief.  He doesn't have to give special orders to do it.  It is the Obama Doctrine on the War on Terror:  do not kill Muslim civilians.  Let American soldiers die instead.  That is how Obama thinks he will win the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.

Benghazi Reveals Obama-Islamist Alliance.  The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear.  Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.  Smuggling arms to the so-called "Free Syrian Army" is itself a huge gamble, but Obama has been a gambler with human lives over the last four years, as shown by the tens of thousands of Arabs who have died in the so-called Arab Spring — which has brought nothing but disaster to the Arab world.

More about the Benghazi attack.

The consequences of Obama's love of Islam.  The claim that Obama is a Christian was a silly joke, but a necessary lie for the greater cause of changing America to fit the goals of socialists and Islamists.  Obama became the one, the savior of both Islam and socialists.  For that Obama had to deny who he really was.  That is why Obama's actions and words never added up.

Why Our Forces Were Told to 'Stand Down' in Benghazi.  What went wrong in Benghazi is the same thing that went wrong in Afghanistan.  It is the same thing that went wrong on the original September 11.  It is the same thing that has gone wrong throughout the War on Terror.  If we are to learn any lesson from what happened in Benghazi, it should be that American lives come before Muslim diplomacy and that any government which does not put American lives first, which does not take whatever measures are necessary to save their lives, regardless of what Muslims may think, is not an American government, but a post-American government.

The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists.  The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. [...] While reaching out to "mainstream Muslims," the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies.  The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks.  It apparently did not occur to the Obama team that the enemy could and would react.

Spontaneous as a Symphony.  According to the Obama administration, its policies in the Middle East are working.  The Cairo speech, the tougher line with Israel, the withdrawals from Iraq and pending drawdown in Afghanistan, Obama's coolness to Iran's failed Green Revolution:  These have all been part of the successful effort to repair the damage done by the previous administration.  Yet all of that hard work can go up in smoke if some crackpot says something mean about the prophet Mohammed on YouTube?  Progress that flimsy strikes me as no progress at all.

Reconsidering Michele Bachmann.  The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder.  It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi's armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda.  There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with respect to the Obama administration or others outside the administration who supported Obama's policy.

Obama Tried to Establish Ties with the Mullahs.  For all those bewildered about why Barack Obama made no attempt to reach out to the democracy demonstrators dying in the streets of Tehran (shades of Benghazigate), it seems our president had his eyes set on a bigger prize — diplomatic relations with Iran's Islamofascist Mullahs.

Obama extends Eid greetings to Muslim community.  A statement issued by the White House read, "Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world."  "We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims," it added.

Radical Extremists Visiting The White House?  Steve Emerson and John Rossomondo have studied White House visitor logs, and compared them to lists of known radical extremists.

A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House.  A year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration officials.  Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.  The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries.

Americans Should Stop Being Surprised by Terrorism.  Criminals and killers are not morally or psychologically strong.  They only act when they see evidence that their intended victims are weak.  As with purse-snatchers and serial killers, so too with Islamic fundamentalists who kill American diplomats.  For years, especially since the Obama Administration but also before Obama came to office, America has done nothing but apologize for itself:  Both in word and action, time and again.

Meet Obama's Wahhabist Relatives.  After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight.  They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their sphere of influence to Saudi Arabia.  When Sarah, president Obama's grandmother, decided to go to the Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca with Musa, president Obama's first cousin, they were welcomed with open arms and were provided a special escort with full security detail and first-class treatment at the Saudi royal court.

Obama's Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep.  It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable.  Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States' representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

Shut Up or Die, the Muslim Protesters Explained.  [Scroll down]  The immediate question is how far this administration will go to limit free speech.  With the arrest last weekend of "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the government took a step toward official intimidation.  The administration is unquestionably on record supporting officially endorsed (as opposed to officially imposed) self-censorship:  the highest levels of government are proclaiming, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the secretary of state said, or that "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the president did.  No other group in American society benefits from the deference and kid-gloves treatment that this administration is extending to Muslim extremists.

Barack Obama: President and Protector of Islam's Prophet.  During his remarks on his country's role in international relations, Obama, in the midst of his comments otherwise within the mainstream of American discussions, proclaimed that the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  This single phrase entails deeply disturbing implications for the defense of free speech critical of Islam against multiplying threats from various adherents of this faith.  This statement also introduces intellectual confusion into the rest of Obama's remarks extolling individual freedom while condemning bigotry and insults.  This philosophical quagmire ultimately is resolvable only through reflection upon Obama's presumed future troubling policy course.

Religious Visas Put Lie To Obama's Suggestion Muslims More Tolerant.  Referring to the Muhammad video during his U.N. speech this week, Obama lectured Americans about "intolerance" toward Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he said.  "It is time to heed the words of Gandhi:  'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.'"  He actually believes Muslims have heeded those words.  "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance," he intoned during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality."  Obama must have learned his history at that Jakarta madrassa he attended.

Obama Rebuilds Mosques While Churches Burn.  While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.  According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a "cultural preservation" project designed to "fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders."

MSM Tipping Point On Obama in the Middle East?  The anti-American riots that have been rocking the Muslim world since 9/11 have shaken the establishment out of its complacency.  Increasingly, even those who sympathize with the basic elements of the administration's Middle East policy are connecting the dots.  What they are seeing isn't pretty.

Three Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Government.  U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

Obama still wants to fundamentally transform America.  An American compound in Libya is invaded by al Qaeda terrorists and an American ambassador is purportedly tortured before being killed.  Muslim mobs attack American embassies in 27 countries chanting,"Death to America."  The White House response?  A statement blaming the outrages on a filmmaker in the United States, along with apologies to the Muslim world.

Obama and Ahmadinejad singing from the same choir book.  Both Obama and Ahmadinejad make political careers out of marketing an image of America the Bully, an America that must pay.  The biggest news ignored by the mainstream media is that the UN, the Muslim Brotherhood and the socialists are now working in concert to deliver One World Government on a largely suspecting [sic] global population.  The only difference between the American president and the Iranian one is that the one who hails from the Mid-East is front and centre about what he wants.

How megalomania explains Obama's response to the Arab Spring.  This critical look by the New York Times at President Obama's responses to the "Arab Spring" is very much worth reading.  It describes the "hard lesson[] the president ha[s] learned over almost two years of political turmoil in the Arab world" as follows:  "bold words and support for democratic aspirations are not enough to engender good will in this region, especially not when hampered by America's own national security interests."

Islamists are taking full advantage of our failure to grasp their intent.  Obama genuinely seems to believe that he, his administration, our present foreign policy, and America 2012 are somehow not the real objects of hate of the Arab Street mobs.  That disconnect was also the theme of his mythmaking in Cairo, of his al-Arabiya interview, and of his apologetic commentary to the French and the Turks:  A pre-Obama America was hubristic, insensitive, and culpable for damaged bilateral relations and would be acknowledged as such by an Obama America.

You Broke the Mideast, Mr. President, Now You Own It.  With the Middle East now more hostile to U.S. interests than ever, the "Arab Spring" has become a major political liability for the president.  Try as he may, he can't distance himself from it.

Obama and the Muslim day of love.  The results are in:  Friday's [9/21/2012] "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting.

How Obama torched our standing in the Arab world:  The reality, which the media shrinks from telling, is that during the past three years regard for our country has dropped precipitously around the world — and it has nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film.  The Pew organization tells us that the number of people in Muslim countries who hold favorable views towards the US stood at 15% in June — down from 25% when President Obama took office.

Releasing the Blind Sheikh?  The Obama administration may give a get-out-of-jail-free card to an Islamic terrorist whose group helped to ignite a wave of deadly attacks last week against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East.  The U.S. Department of State "is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as 'the Blind Sheikh,' for humanitarian and health reasons," The Blaze news website reported, citing a confidential source close to the Obama administration.

Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber.  The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country.  This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars.  Rahman, known as the "Blind Sheikh," was the leader of the terrorist group Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, which conducted a series of attacks in Egypt in the early 1990s.  Rahman was in exile in New York at the time, preaching at mosques, fundraising, building a radical following and conspiring to create mayhem in America.  Rahman and nine of his acolytes were arrested after the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the plot.

Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, it's time to wake up and smell the global jihad.  There are people in this world — and not a small number of them — who share the vision bin Laden had and have the will and means to act.  No amount of apologizing for America, embracing our adversaries or mistreating our allies will change that.  It is worth recalling that Cairo, the city where a mob entered the US embassy compound and burned an American flag, was the epicenter of what critics call Obama's "apology tour."

2008: Military Leaders Warned Sen. Obama 'Doesn't Understand Threat of Radical Islam'.  In February 2008, military leaders reacted to Senator Obama's presidential campaign, warning that he did not understand the threat of radical Islam or the larger picture of national security. [...] With smoke rising around US embassies throughout the Middle East, the warnings of these military minds ring prophetic.

Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent.  The winds of war are blowing stronger in the Middle East, all because President Obama refuses to realize the threat posed by radicals in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Obama Destabilized the Middle East on Purpose.  The same debate we've seen over Obama's destruction of the American economy has already begun over his Middle East policy.  Did Obama hand Egypt over to jihadis, and is he giving a green light to nuclear Iran, because of incompetence or his leftist ideology?

For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong.  As he belittles and lectures the Israeli government, vilifies the Catholic church and other Christian organizations as "anti-woman" for seeking religious freedom in the kind of insurance they offer, and as his party (apparently with his knowledge) removes God from their platform, this president believes it his Constitutional obligation to varnish the image of Islam.  What's more, he apparently considers it his duty to ignore offenses committed in the name of Islam against Christians and Jews around the world, and to apologize to Muslims as they storm our embassy for their "hurt feelings."

Maybe that's because he's one of them and not one of us.

Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video.  President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood's demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. [...] Obama's request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world's largest country, Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.  If anyone needed evidence that Hillary Clinton is in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood, the events of the last few days should be more than sufficient.  On the anniversary of 9/11, on what should be a day of shame for the Muslim world, the US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement condemning critics of Islamofascism in language appropriate to the office of propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Islamofascists launched violent attacks on Americans, repeating the outrages in miniature of the World Trade Center attacks 11 years ago.  In the face of these outrages the posture of the U.S. government is one that would make Neville Chamberlain blush.  In four years Barack Obama has managed to turn the entire Middle East over to America's enemies.

Yes we are 'impotent,' Ambassador Rice.  The more you run away and try and hide, the less the Arab street believes you.  Therefore, why not try something novel and exciting?  Defend our Freedom of Speech — without equivocation and without hesitation. [...] We don't have a problem.  The perpetually outraged Muslims do.  How refreshing would it be to hear an Obama administration flunkie say that?

Obama's protective press cordon.  Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America's mainstream press corps — and they're getting worried. [...] Muslims across the world are burning effigies of Mr. Obama — the Nobel Peace Prize winner with the "secret kill lists."  Missing in all the Q&A from America's top reporters was this simple fact:  An American ambassador was killed — on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

1.5 Billion Bin Ladens.  At the heart of events is the intention to create a Muslim caliphate stretching across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and into Southeast Asia.  One that will stretch into Europe and, presumably, America.  The aim is to establish governments in which Sharia law will replace any remnants of democracy and freedom.  It is being aided and abetted by Barack Hussein Obama.

For Barack Obama, 'Defending Islam' Now Supersedes Our Constitution.  Some pictures really are worth a thousand words.  The man [pictured in this article] being taken in by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies for an 'interview' in the dead of night from his Cerritos, California home is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Egyptian Coptic Christian allegedly behind the film 'The Innocence of Muslims' that the Obama Administration is seizing on as the spontaneous cause of the riots in the Muslim World that resulted in the death of four Americans at the U.S. consulate.  And never mind that even the perpetrators are denying it, and that the coordinated attacks were obviously planned in advance.

Obama's Perverse Middle East Policy Bears Fruit.  It would not be fair to blame yesterday's disasters in Egypt and Libya entirely on Barack Obama's failed Middle East policies.  The Muslim extremists who attacked our embassy and consulate are alone responsible for their actions; they are, as a former president memorably put it, evildoers.  Nothing we say about American foreign policy excuses them to the slightest degree.  It is nevertheless true that what happened yesterday in Egypt and Libya is directly related to the perverse policies that the Obama administration has followed for the past four years.

Obama again hits Libya attackers, American free speech.  Obama ignored criticism of his outreach to Islamist advocates in Egypt, Syria and Libya, but did indirectly praise his foreign policy for bring "freedom and dignity" to Arabs in Libya and other countries, and said government fighters help protect the U.S. ambassador.  Instead, Obama portrayed the attack as a non-political criminal event.  "We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers," he said, shortly before he walked back to the Oval Office while ignoring questions from reporters.

'Those Are Acts of War,' Says Nixon Foreign Policy Adviser.  Bruce Herschensohn, a foreign policy adviser to President Richard Nixon, says the attacks on U.S. property in Egypt and Libya are acts of war.

Al-Qaeda Catches Obama White House Flat-Footed During Egypt, Libya Attacks.  Islamic mobs that stormed the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. consulate in Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, murdering the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, said they were doing so because they were enraged by an obscure, Internet movie that mocked Muhammed.  But a closer examination of the evidence indicates al-Qaeda orchestrated these attacks, and the movie was just a bogus excuse used to trigger the widespread violence.

Obama on 9/11: 'We will never be at war with Islam'.  ["]Instead of turning on each other, we've resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion.  I have always said that America is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates — and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.["]

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel.  Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the "unshakable commitment" of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel's security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled "Moving America Forward," mirrors perfectly President Obama's decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East.  It represents a radical break with prior Democratic Party platforms, not to mention its counterparts issued by the Republican Party, that have expressed unequivocal support for the Jewish state.

Islam a Religion of Peace? Actions Say Otherwise.  [In a] video entitled "Obama Promoting Islam," President Barack Hussein "kill list" Obama says, "Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism; it is an important part of promoting peace."  Saying "that Islam embodied a religion of peace, fairness and tolerance," Obama then commented "that the religion was being 'distorted' by a few extremists."  He made that statement in Mumbai, India, on November 7, 2010, at St. Xavier's College.  In the irony department, St. Xavier's College is a short distance from Chhatrapati Shivaji railroad terminal, where, in November 2008, Islamic terrorists killed 173 people and injured 308 people.

20,000 Muslims Warm-Up Act for Democratic National Convention.  Will what Barack Obama calls "one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset", the Muslim call to prayer end the first day of the kickoff to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC?  According to the Charlotte DNC homepage, 'The Jumah at the 2012 DNC' will welcome some 20,000 Muslims to Charlotte, DEM-dubbed an "official event".  'Jumah at the 2012 DNC' starts Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 jumah prayer followed by a myriad of other as yet unidentified programs and events, but leading up to the Islam Regal Banquet.

Obama's Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam.  Every year he's been in office, President Obama has hosted an "iftar dinner" to honor Islam in the White House.  The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the "first iftar dinner" in the White House.  And every time it's been utter hogwash.

Obama and the Other Side of Imperialism.  Obama and the Democrats are anti-American defeatists, because they hate America when it is victorious, no matter how good that may be for world peace.  "Peace" is not the goal of the left; peace comes only after surrender.  Islam does not mean "peace."  It means surrender.

I don't recall Mr. Obama being this effusive about Easter or Christmas.
President Obama speaks out on Eid-al-Fitr.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  "On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day.  Eid Mubarak."

Obama at Iftar Dinner: 'Of All Rights We Hold Sacred, Foremost Is Freedom of Religion'.  President Barack Obama — whose administration is being sued by multiple Catholic dioceses, universities, charities and family-owned businesses for violating their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion — told a group of Muslims dining at the White House on Friday [8/10/2012] that freedom of religion is "foremost" among the God-given rights of man and that he intends to defend it both within the United States and abroad.

Obama hails world's Muslims in White House Iftar remarks: 'Ramadan Kareem'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:  "]This evening, we're honored to be joined by members of our diplomatic corps, members of Congress — including Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson — as well as leaders from across my administration.  And to you, the millions of Muslim Americans across our country, and to the more than one billion Muslims around the world — Ramadan Kareem.["]

Obama Administration Making Concessions to the Taliban.  As Reuters reports, the Obama administration is willing to transfer the five most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody to Qatar before the Taliban does anything.

Killer of American troops set to be freed, thanks to Obama.  An Iraqi court has rejected a request to send a Hezbollah commander to the United States for trial.  Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese militant, has been held in Iraq for the 2007 killings of five American soldiers, four of whom were captured, tortured and shot execution-style. [...] As Alana Goodman points out, Daqduq was in U.S. custody in Iraq and could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay.  But despite our government's belief, set forth in the extradition request, that Daqduq is a top threat to Americans in the Middle East, President Obama refused to send him to Gitmo.

Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law.  The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn't the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration's passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.

Why Are We Handing Muslim Extremists the House Keys?  Is it by chance, for example, that director of national intelligence James Clapper, reading from prepared notes, absurdly described the Muslim Brotherhood to the House Intelligence Committee last year as a "largely secular" organization?  Is it an accident that in June the State Department issued a visa to Hani Nour Eldin of Egypt to meet with senior White House officials?

The Terrorists Among Us, Protected by Media & Governmental Forces.  What is going on now went on in Iran and Gaza.  The people had the freedom to vote for enslavement to theocracy and Shariah law.  Their freedom usually ends there.  It took Patrick Poole of PJ Media to expose one Ohio terrorist — Dr. Sultan Sallah — who was living among us, spreading terrorist ideals while he was at the same time being protected by the U.S. government and the media.

Ramadan Ding-Dong.  As is customary, President Obama and wife Michelle released their annual Ramadan greetings last Friday.  Also customary for Obama, it was full of platitudes about Islam's supposedly invaluable contribution to American culture, and devoid of any acknowledgement of the dark reality of the Arab Spring that he helped facilitate. [...] Even if many Muslims around the world weren't respectful of Ramadan, at least American officials in Guantanamo were.  In deference to the Muslims who are vacationing — sorry, I mean incarcerated — there, they graciously postponed any court hearings to allow the murderous 9/11 plotters their time of contemplation and joy.

Terrorist Invited To White House.  Dear Leader invited a known terrorist, Hani Nour Eldin, into the White House this past April, and this story got almost no media attention.  It's another reason why Michelle Bachmann is requesting background checks on the people inside our government who may have ties to terrorists.  By law, a terrorist cannot get a visa and come into the U.S.A., but Eldin did, and was INVITED.  Why isn't the media all over this story?

The Islamist in the White House.  The Muslim Brotherhood is on the rise.  The Islamist group is spreading across the Middle East.  The question is whether it has infiltrated the Obama administration, especially the State Department.  Led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a band of House Republican conservatives is investigating the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood.  For this, they are being vilified not just by the liberal media, but by the GOP establishment.  Our ruling class refuses to confront the reality of radical Islam.

Obama's Islamophilia Week.  Last week Barack Obama marked the beginning of Ramadan by saying to Muslims that the "United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely."  While he undercuts Christianity at home — under his Obamacare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate, resistant Catholic and Protestant schools, hospitals, and charities will soon face crushing fines — he never fails to tout Islam abroad.  One would think his allies at the ACLU might cringe at his lavish tributes to global Islam as a great and blameless religion and his "Iftar dinners" at the White House.  But they don't.  His undiluted enthusiasm for Islam, which amounts to a case of Islamophilia, never triggers any of the usual separation-of-church-and-state objections and anxieties from them.

Judicial Watch sues FBI, DOJ over FOIA stonewall on secret meetings with radical Islamist groups.  Judicial Watch [...] announced today [7/23/2012] that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking access to records detailing a February 2012 meeting between FBI Director Robert Mueller and Muslim organizations.  Judicial Watch is also investigating the FBI's subsequent controversial decision to purge the agency's training curricula of material deemed "offensive" to Muslims.

Obama marks Ramadan: 'Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely.  Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that — from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts — Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives.["]

The Editor says...
When has Barack H. Obama ever said that Christianity "is part of the fabric of our Nation", or that Christian "Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives"?  In fact, he has said the opposite — that Christians bitterly cling to their guns and religion.  Barack H. Obama is most definitely a Muslim sympathizer, if not in fact a Muslim.

Revolutionary Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation and Ends Terrorism!  Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists.  The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of "Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions," yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all.  Indeed, are not even discussed.  To summarize the article's thesis:  before Obama's election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better.

Time to Storm Obama and Washington D.C.?  Obama has appointed to high levels of the US government's national security members of the foundational terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni Muslims) and he and his syndicate are in the process of bringing down each and every non-Sunni Muslim regime (Obama's ostensible father and family are Sunni) in the Middle East.  He started by sending leftists (terrorists themselves) "Code Pink" (in 2008-2009), the husband and wife team of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and Google executive Wael Ghonim to plan, implement and assist the "revolution" and ultimate end-goal of the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's ruling body.  It has worked.  Obama then set his sights on Libya ... another Shia Muslim country.  Result?  Libya quickly was taken over by the MB.

Why So Many People Think Obama Is a Muslim.  A new Gallup poll shows that 11% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, and the leftist media just can't figure out why anyone would get that idea. [...] Obama has banned the word "jihad" and any discussion of Islam from State, Defense, and Justice Department vernacular and counter-terrorism materials.  He is denying that jihad is the enemy, while his Justice Department acts as the de facto legal arm for Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.  And the Obama administration has held hundreds of meetings with U.S. Hamas front groups.  Obama is withholding evidence in the Fort Hood jihad that has held up the court case of the single worst act of war on a military base in U.S. history.  The Obama administration refers to the Fort Hood jihad as "workplace violence."

Rep. King questions how terrorist group member attended White House meeting.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has asked the Obama administration to explain why a member of a known terrorist group was allowed to enter the United States last week and participate in high-level meetings at the White House and State Department.

President Barack Obama must do more than manage America's decline .  Ronald Reagan, in 1987, said:  "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall."  There is no equivalent message from Obama in 2012 to the Muslim people who labour under grim regimes.  The effect of Mr Obama's stance is to help prop up the nasty status quo.  America's emotional energies seem to have gone more into making her enemies feel less angry than in making her friends feel safer.

Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group.  President Barack Obama's deputies are holding "hundreds" of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.  The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House's new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States.

When was the last time Obama publicly saluted any Christian as a 'man of deep faith'?
Obama hails new Saudi Crown Prince as 'man of deep faith'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]I had the pleasure of receiving him at the White House this April and know that he is a man of deep faith who is committed to improving the lives of the people of Saudi Arabia and to the security of the region.["]

Obama's Muslim Dream.  There is no doubt that our President is a dedicated Muslim.  To be able to recite the Islamic call to prayer in Arabic, kneeling down in prayer in a Mosque, bowing to a Saudi King, Muslim appointees to our Federal Government, to be a follower and lover of George Soros, and to offer amnesty to law breaking illegal aliens.

Obama's military madrassas.  America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education.  But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career.

Obama embraces Islam.  The Obama administration is doing its utmost to promote the fortunes of the Islamist parties in Egypt.  A State Department official declared that with the rise of these radical groups after the Arab Spring, "people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."  They see this as a victory.  The problem is, so do the terrorists.

The Realization of Osama bin Laden's Dream.  Don't let this week's anniversary of Osama bin Laden's assassination fool you.  President Barack Obama may have killed bin Laden, but no one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda and the world's radical Islamists achieve their goals in the last year than our president.

The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook.  [Scroll down]  On the morning of Obama's first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University.  Obama "honored" a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president.  To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

Obama Helps the Muslim Brotherhood's War on Egyptian Women.  This represents a kind of doublethink that would have shocked George Orwell.  It seems the Obama administration is capable of accusing Republicans of hating women for not wanting to see the Catholic Church hand out free birth control contrary to the Church's doctrine.  While it is doing this, it is treating with a terrorist group that has as its governing platform the imposition of Sharia Law, which would send Egyptian women into lives of degradation and oppression.

Muslim Brotherhood delegation meets with White House officials.  Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood met with U.S. officials including White House staffers, the administration confirmed Tuesday [4/3/2012].  "Following Egypt's revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told POLITICO.

The World According to Obama.  This president views the world from his own prism. In his mind, Muslims hate us because of George W. Bush, but a self-proclaimed grandiose speech in Cairo will turn things around.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs wish to build a nuclear weapon because of American aggression, but a sit-down with Barack Hussein Obama will put a quick end to that.

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood.  During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress.  Said Obama, "And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves."  It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well — in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Obama apologizes for Afghan slayings, still ignores Mexican 'Fast and Furious' murders.  President Barack Obama has never apologized to Mexican President Felipe Calderon for the 300 civilians murdered with weapons the United States provided to Mexico's drug cartels, but on Sunday [3/11/2012] he found time to place a call to Afghan president Hamid Karzai apologizing for deaths caused by an American soldier this weekend in Afghanistan.

Obama's Islamist agenda.  Radical Islam is on the march.  It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration.  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding.  The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.  Liberal reformers are being eclipsed by Muslim militants.  Islamist parties are coming to power.  Mr. Obama has no one to blame but himself.

'Hope and Change' Only for America's Enemies, Islamic Extremists.  Islamism is so pervasive, so zany, so entrenched all over the world that I could throw a dart at the globe any random day and find a story to discuss involving extremism, violence, or oppression from its adherents.  And it's getting worse.  Why is it getting worse, you ask?  No doubt there are many reasons, but the one that sticks in my craw is that American weakness is largely responsible.  Weakness will always invite aggression, and this president's profound lack of leadership — weakness — has inspired our enemies the way fuel enrages wildfire.

Was Obama's Apology to Karzai Appropriate?  What's largely missing from the reporting is the reason the U.S. military removed and destroyed the books from its library at the United States-run Parwan Detention Facility next to the Bagram Airfield.  The most we've gotten is that handwritten "extremist messages" by prisoners were apparently found on the pages of the Islamic books.  We're told that prisoners were exchanging hidden messages within the high-security prison.

A Canary in the Mine.  One rare apology might in theory make things safer for Americans; lots of them in fact make things more dangerous for our troops.  In general, if you apologize gratuitously when there is no need, remorse loses its currency in the rare cases when it might be necessary.  All this saying "we are sorry" has also energized our enemies as much as it has depressed the public at home.

"The Obama administration is totally in sync with the Muslim Brotherhood."
Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  Isi Leibler takes exception to all this and reminds everyone:  ["][T]his organization [The Muslim Brotherhood] represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its DNA.  It is rabidly anti-Western, anti-Christian, antisemitic, committed to imposing sharia law and a global Caliphate — and willing to employ any means to further its objectives.["]  Many would argue that Obama is also "anti-Western, anti-Christian[, and] antisemitic."  Judging by his policies, they would be right.

Obama to law enforcement: Stop linking Muslims to Terrorism.  In yet another curtsy to the politically correct orthodoxy, President Barack Obama's White House plans to tinker with federal police curriculums for counterterrorism training classes.  The first bit of "revamping" is the removal of all material that groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, find offensive or containing a "negative" image of Muslims.

Obama Showers Islamist Radicals With Our Money.  As America staggers toward increasingly inevitable economic collapse due to out of control government spending, Barack Hussein Obama's farcical new budget calls for a staggering $800,000,000 of our money to be showered upon the hostile Islamic radicals he helped take over Egypt.

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring".  The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Now it's $11 Billion for the Muslim Brotherhood?  Now that America-hating Islamists control three-quarters of Egypt's parliament and the military government has rejected American protests at the prosecution of U.S. citizens for supporting democracy, Egypt is asking for $11 billion in Western aid.  That has to be the least popular idea to float down the Potomac in a long time.  Nonetheless, the Obama administration and its supporters in the Punditeska doubtless will ask American taxpayers to ante up a large part of the $11 billion handout, in the interest of "promoting Egyptian democracy."  Only in America do we feed the mouth that bites us.

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood.  In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. ... One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. ... In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized.  Instead, the DOJ is playing Stepin Fetchit for them.  They're using the DOJ as their legal arm.

On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism:  [Scroll down]  Obama hasn't done real Muslims any favors with all the hoopla about a non-existent "Arab Spring."  Instead, he has forged another alliance between the atheistic left and the medieval Muslims of Iran, Turkey and the Arab world.

Obama and the Will of Allah:  Just as [Neville] Chamberlain believed that once Germany's legitimate grievances were redressed, there would be peace, Obama seems to hold the position that once we restore the Muslim world, or Ummah, to its rightful position in the world and show proper respect, there will be peaceful relations, and Islamism will wither away.

The Editor says...
This assumes that Obama is even more of a hapless dupe than Chamberlain, which is possible.  Obama could also be a closet Muslim gradually working toward Islam's goal of world domination.

US holds highest-level talks yet with Brotherhood.  The chief assistant to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Wednesday [1/11/2012] with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, Washington's highest-level talks yet with the Islamist group that has dominated Egypt's parliamentary elections.

Obama Gets Engaged to the Brotherhood.  As the New York Times reported yesterday [1/3/2012], the administration has embarked on a full-scale effort to "engage" with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  This is, to say the least, a major reversal of a decades-long American policy to treat the Islamists as a threat to the stability of the region as well as to the U.S.-Egypt relationship.

Obama: Entangled by Islam.  It's no longer news that President Obama's vaunted outreach to Islam has been a bust.  Numerous polls over the past three years have shown that after a brief flurry of enthusiasm, regard for the United States among the world's Muslims has declined precipitously.  In some key countries, dislike for America is even lower than it was at the end of the administration of George W. Bush, whom liberal critics deemed culturally illiterate.

Who is this Barack Obama person, really?  [Scroll down]  But what about his policies towards Israel and the Muslim world?  An August 2010 poll showed that 18 percent of Americans believed that Obama was a Muslim.  Naturally, the media decided the notion had to be squashed, and fast.  Practically every report on the poll inserted the qualifier, "incorrectly" to make sure the masses knew this was not a correct thought.

Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest.  Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week.  "Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesn't describe what I feel," said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers.

What's Islam Got to Do with It?  Is there anything Islamic about Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps?  On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda's leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi — an Islamic warrior?  Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on?  Let's not start by answering these questions.  Let's start by agreeing that such questions need to be asked — not suppressed.  Yet right now suppression seems to be the goal of senior officials in the Obama administration.

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.  The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they "offend" Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S. security?  Weeks earlier, the Daily Caller revealed that "the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive."

Obama honors Muslim holiday.  President Obama is extending best wishes for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.  In a White House statement, the president and first lady Michelle Obama also congratulated the millions of Muslims who are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.

The Risk of Revolution Grows.  The massive growth of Islamic extremists around the world is being fueled by a deluded foreign policy initiative from the Obama administration.  Muslims are reacting aggressively, seizing control of every major nation in the pan-Arabian region:  Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Turkey.  Nation by nation, we are facing an increasingly hostile Islamist world.  Sharia law is being pressed everywhere, even in America.  It will rapidly get worse.  Israel is about to become a victim of the first nuclear world war.  It will not be the last.  America may soon be a target as well.

Obama Administration Rejects Anti-Islamist Muslim.  Fifteen months ago, an anti-Islamist Muslim named Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was nominated to join the State Department's Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  As a devout Muslim who has courageously confronted the Muslim Brotherhood networks in America, there could be no better choice.  However, Jasser went through an arduous screening process only to be unexpectedly denied by the Obama administration.

Obama's holy war.  Mr. Obama has a well-earned image problem in the faith community.  According to Gallup, his approval rating among those who attend services tracks eight points lower than among those who attend seldom or never.  Government actions justify concern that the Obama administration is seeking to tear down the wall of separation protecting the church from the state.  Earlier this year, the Justice Department intervened on behalf of a Chicago-area school teacher who was demanding three weeks off work to take a pilgrimage to Mecca.  No other teachers had such latitude but the Obama administration argued this was religious discrimination.  It's an absurd claim that it's the province of the government to determine the appropriate amount of time a Muslim needs to conduct a pilgrimage.

A Muslim President, After All.  Last month, Pew Research Center released a survey of U.S. Muslims that was almost universally overlooked.  It found that Muslims overwhelmingly approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president.  Fully three-quarters (76%) favor him, compared with just 46% of the general public. ... And many see him as one of their own.  One in 10 say they think the president is a Muslim, while a third say they don't know or refused to answer.  Nonstop pandering has also made Obama popular in the Muslim community.

The Wages of Terror.  When Obama set off to visit the victims of Hurricane Irene, instead of visiting the American victims who had lost their homes and possessions — he headed off to Patterson, New Jersey.  Patterson is known as 'Patterstine' for a reason, it's home to the second largest Arab community after Dearborn, and while most of its residents are not yet Muslims, concentrating his visit there sends a message.  And it's the same message that has been sent over and over again.  Muslims come first.

In memorial speech, Obama ignores al Qaida.  President Barack Obama's speech memorializing the thousands of 9/11 terror victims played down the identity and purpose of their attackers. ... Obama did not identify the attackers as Islamists or al Qaida members, and did not describe their purpose, but labeled them vaguely as "hateful killers."

Muslim-leftist radical in the White House.  Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration of the US Government in American history.  During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary.  Obama's immediate family were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims.  His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."  His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.

Obama sends Eid wishes to world's Muslims.  "As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world.  Eid Mubarak," he said.

Obama to host third Ramadan dinner.  President Obama will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan at the White House Wednesday evening [8/10/2011]. ... By late Tuesday, White House officials wouldn't provide any names of expected guests.

Here's a better question:  Why did he even have an Iftar dinner?
Why did the White House hide the names of 3 guests at Iftar dinner?  August 10, 2011, President Obama hosted his third annual Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House.  Neil Munro of the Daily Caller noted that the invite list was much shorter than previous years and had been scrubbed of several "controversial" Muslim leaders who had attended in the past.  Daniel Pipes, writing at the Investigative Project, identified three Islamist attendees who were not on the official list released by the White House but who are reported to have attended:
  •   Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America;
  •   Awais Sufi, Chairman of Muslim Advocates; and
  •   Haris Tarin, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Why did the White House conduct a cover-up of the attendance by these three Muslim leaders of Islamist lobbying and advocacy groups?

Obama's Iftar dinner remarks.  [Scroll down]  "Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.  This has been especially true over the past 10 years."

Obama: "Islam Has Always Been Part Of Our American Family".  At the Iftar dinner, a White House sponsored Ramadan event, President Obama says "Islam has always been part of our American family."

Obama's Iftar guest list omits controversial attendees.  The White House's published guest list for this year's Ramadan Iftar dinner was much shorter than previous years' roster.  It excluded the names of several controversial advocates who have attended the event in the past, including some who The Daily Caller can confirm did attend on Wednesday night [8/10/2011].

Obama Sends Best Wishes To Muslims On Ramadan.  As the holy month of Ramadan begins, today [8/1/2011] President Obama and the First Lady sent their "best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world."

For all his pandering, we have gained nothing.
Muslim world still anti-Western despite Obama.  President Obama entered office promising a new dawn in America's relations with Muslim nations.  He reached out to the Muslim world, offering apologies and a warm embrace.  The theory was that, by showing more understanding of Muslim grievances, they would respond in kind.  It didn't turn out that way.

The Separation of Mosque and State?  As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures.  An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that "the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas.  This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending."

A Cold War-Style Effort to Root Out Civilizational Jihad.  It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the "Muslim world."  But the question has begun to occur:  At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American — hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?  The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point.

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy.  This past week, the Obama administration informed Congress that it had approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the government of Egypt.  The question of just who is running the government of Egypt was apparently insignificant to the decision-makers.  And this goes to the heart of the problem, as this administration continually makes irrational and dangerous foreign policy decisions...

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  [Scroll down]  Israel's cabinet just had its first internationally publicized meeting in its deep nuclear shelter in Jerusalem.  That was a signal, folks.  Israel never talks about its nuclear defenses.  Never.  They publicized that cabinet meeting in the deep bunker last week to signal to the world that America can no longer be trusted.

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  Obama isn't just any old Democrat.  Obama is historic, like Gorbachev or Vladimir Lenin.  He is a liberal demigod, an object of worship.  That's why a week ago Jewish liberals in New York paid $30,800 per person to eat rubber chicken with O. ... But when those rockets go up from the Imam Ali missile base in Iran, tipped with miniaturized nuke warheads, the person responsible will be Our Brave Hero, Barack Hussein Soetoro Barry Obama.

Muslim outreach, Take 2.  President Obama will "reach out" yet again on Thursday [5/19/2011] to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world."  Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War.  How hopelessly at odds with America's best interests is Barack Obama?  Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for "political and economic reform in the Middle East," warmly endorsing the "Arab Spring" uprisings there.  Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel.

Obama vs. Israel.  Is Obama a Muslim? Does Obama hate Israel? ... Watching President Barack Hussein Obama try to pick winners and losers in the Middle East would be amusing if it were not so deadly serious.  Not a word about Syria's slaughter of its protestors.  A demand that Libya's Gadhafi step aside and a quick retreat behind NATO's skirts.  Throwing Egypt's Mubarack under the bus when saying nothing would have sufficed.  And then there was the infamous and inauspicious start to his presidency with the "World Apology Tour" that included a stop in Cairo.

Freedom or Islam?  President Obama is trying to hit the reset button on his outreach efforts to the world's Muslims.  He would do better to focus on aggressively promoting freedom rather than pandering to Islam.  The first round of outreach — kicked off by Mr. Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo — was a spectacular failure.  Opinion polling on sentiment towards the United States in countries with Muslim majorities showed an initial burst of enthusiasm, followed in 2010 by a collapse.  In some cases, Muslim approval of America fell to levels lower than during the waning days of the George W. Bush administration.

The Danger in Severing God from America's Identity.  [Scroll down]  Our leader, too, works feverishly to sever the relationship between God and America, and to downplay the latter's reliance on the former.  Consider that Barack Obama has gone out of his way on numerous occasions to describe that "we are no longer a Christian nation."  Or consider that he has wished goodwill to Muslims around the world on the uniquely Islamic holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha, but failed this past weekend to offer the same courtesy to American Christians to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Uncharitable.  'In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation," President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."  This statement contained two falsehoods.  One, as I've previously detailed, was obvious:  There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity.  What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists.

Obama Gives Islamists a Walk.  When the first line of defense is "Bush did it, too," you can rest assured that there is no second line of defense.  And on allegations that the Justice Department intervened to prevent the indictment of various Islamist figures and organizations, the Obama administration's response appears to be:  Bush did it, too.

Why It's OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran:  The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam.  At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime, for the U.S. government to burn Bibles.  Yes, that's right.  Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.  But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this "devoutly Muslim country" might inflame the natives.  So they burned them.  Why did they burn them?  Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

Al-Jazeera's Sponsor is a Guest at the Oval Office.  President Obama on Thursday [4/14/2011] hosted Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar, otherwise known as the Boss of Al-Jazeera, for a meeting in the Oval Office.  Obama called him "Your Highness" and "His Highness," even though the Emir dropped his robes of royalty for a business suit.  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani financially sponsors Al-Jazeera and its most famous personality, anti-American and anti-Semitic cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has just returned to Egypt from Qatar to supervise the transformation of that one-time U.S. ally into an Islamic state.

Al-Jazeera has fans in Obama W.H.  In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.  Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster's reporting "vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable" and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as "real news" in her recent Senate testimony.

Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?  A number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.  But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

Obama Empire Strikes Back on My PJM 'Holdergate' Reporting.  [Scroll down]  But now we're starting to get wind of the Obama administration's response.  Fearful that this could easily turn into "Holdergate," the administration is trying to spin its way out of this potential morass by returning to an old standard:  WE BLAME BUSH!!  That's right.  The excuse they are currently floating to their friends in the establishment media to explain the decision not to prosecute CAIR officials and the other Islamic leaders implicated in the Holy Land Foundation case (all of whom had been named unindicted co-conspirators) is that the Bush administration chose not to prosecute them in 2004 and they were just reaffirming what John Ashcroft had decided way back when.

DOJ Source: Gov't Muslim 'Outreach' Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations.  On the heels of last week's article by Patrick Poole, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sent a letter to Eric Holder this morning [4/15/2011] demanding answers as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CAIR, its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and others regarding the Holy Land Foundation case.

Why Did DOJ Drop Muslim Brotherhood Prosecutions?  Muslim Brotherhood front groups  — like CAIR, ISNA, NAIT and others — will now have a new reason to hate Peter King.  Today, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman is demanding to know why Eric Holder's Justice Department decided not to go after the numerous unindicted coconspirators named in the largest terrorist financing trial in American history, US v Holy Land Foundation.

Beheading Ourselves Over Islam.  What can the U.S. do to quell the violent spasms of Islam?  Promote Islam, naturally.  At least that's the thinking of this administration.  It's now official foreign policy.

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist:  We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.  Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.  Yet his trial keeps on being postponed.  On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late April.  Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

Friend of Shariah.  Like ordinary folks, presidents of the United States are known by the company they keep.  It is a test of their character.  Often it shapes their policies.  And, in the case of Barack Obama, it may blight his legacy and our nation's security interests. ... At the moment, though, we must be concerned not only with who Barack Obama considers his friends, but with those who deem him to be one of theirs:  The record suggests he must be seen as a "Friend of Shariah."

7 Ways The Obama Administration Is Helping To Advance The Islamists' Agenda:  Islamic law (sharia) contradicts the notion that all human beings are entitled to be treated with equal dignity and have inalienable rights.  Islamic law separates believers from nonbelievers, sanctioning inferior status, if not outright death, for the latter.  In this worldview, religious tolerance is a one-way street.  Women in Islam are degraded to submissiveness under misogynist laws.  Children are taught to hate.  Critical thought that questions official Islamic doctrines is regarded as the crime of defamation of Islam, punishable by death.  The Obama administration has joined the chorus of apologists and "makeover artists" who insist that only extremist fundamentalists practice Islam this way, and that they are no different from fundamentalists of every religion.  Genuine Islam is gentle and peaceful, they say.

Obama Consistently Anti-American.  Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. ... Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  He specifically invited Brotherhood representatives to attend his speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 2009, and during the uprising against Mubarak signaled that he would have no problem with their having a place in Egypt's new government.  He has backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.  He backed the brutal mullahcracy in Iran during the Iranian people's bloody march for freedom.  He has backed Hezb'Allah in Lebanon.  He has backed Islamic law at the UN, having the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt in summer 2009 a resolution on the restriction of free speech regarding Islam.  And now he is essentially backing Al-Qaeda in Libya.

Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House.  White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.  CAIR was publicly applauded at a Mar. 10 White House event by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president...

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy.  Terrorism of the home-grown kind is now a "grave" concern, and that is why we do not use the offensive terms "Islamist" or "jihad," and have evolved to nomenclature like "overseas contingency operations" for "war on terror" and "man-caused disasters" for "terrorism" — although one may doubt that any serious American security official has ever phoned his European counterpart to discuss joint "overseas contingency operations" against "man-caused disasters."  When jihadists strike, they do so "allegedly" until formally convicted, and the resulting American uproar and threats to diversity programs can be as serious a concern as the actual terrorist operation.  Formerly one-dimensional agencies like NASA now have new expanded missions, namely, reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama and Islam:  No president in American history has taken a more admiring view of Islam than Barack Obama.  Whether it is his repeated insistence that the attacks on Americans and the war that has been declared against the West have nothing do with Islam, or his flattering (and false) description of Islam as a religion "that teaches peace, justice, fairness and tolerance," or his unprecedented revelation that he considers it "part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," Obama in his first two years of office has spurned no opportunity to speak well of the religion.

Obama's state of Islamic denial.  U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams "Allahu akbar!" before opening fire.  Official statements are rushed out:  The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism.  Sound familiar?  It should, because when Islam is the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand.

Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera.  Al Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda.  It is also awash in anti-Semitism.  The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.  Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel — a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

Al Ja-Jeer-America.  Imagine a Cold War president relying on Pravda for news.  Or CNN and ABC vets rushing to work for the propaganda organ.  Insane, right?  So why are they swooning over Al Jazeera?

Obama's fake Christianity?  President Obama's coddling of Islam has many Americans questioning his national-security judgment, if not his intentions.  In his administration's muddled response to the crisis in Egypt, one clear message came from all the president's men:  A new government in Cairo "has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors," as stated by White House spokesman Robert L. Gibbs.  The hitch is that in the Middle East, nonsecular means radical Islamist, like the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Movement Of Brotherly Hate.  If the Muslim Brotherhood had a slogan, it might be "Today Egypt, tomorrow the world."  Yet the Obama administration is intent on seeing this global jihadist group in a good light.

Does The Obama Administration Stand With the Muslim Brotherhood?  If the Obama Administration wants Egypt to have a more representative form of government it is difficult to comprehend how it will be facilitated with the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Ties.  Barack Obama has declared that all opposition groups should have representation in the next Egyptian government, which essentially ensures that the Muslim Brotherhood will be part of that government.  The Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in Egypt, so it will probably end up in the driver's seat in any new regime, and steer Egypt toward becoming an Islamic state inveterately hostile to the United States.  So why isn't Obama working to limit the Brotherhood's scope and influence?  Maybe because he doesn't really have a problem with the Brotherhood, despite its hostility to America.

Where's Obama's CIA Director?  Rather than being in the dark about what is happening in Egypt, the CIA may be on the side of radical forces in the country and the region.

Whitewashing The Muslim Brotherhood.  Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to President Obama.  During his infamous speech in Cairo, he insisted that Mubarak allow Muslim Brotherhood members to attend.  And if the Telegraph is to be believed, the Obama Administration actually has encouraged anti-government forces covertly for quite some time.

Obama Well Knows What Chaos He Has Unleashed.  [Scroll down]  My fear is that Obama is not naïve at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing, for he is eagerly promoting Islamic power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result.  Inevitably, sooner or later, the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes.

Napolitano and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates met secretly.  Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations.  Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Penetration of the Obama Administration.  The first thing we need to realize is that the Muslim Brotherhood operates in the United States under a variety of names and organizational umbrellas.  Technically, there is no "Muslim Brotherhood" in the United States.  But the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others are — according to a document captured in a raid and released by law enforcement in 2007 during the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial) — Brotherhood-linked organizations.

Obama welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The New York Times adds that White House staff members have "made clear that they did not rule out engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an orderly process" of transition to a new government after the departure of Mubarak.  The Times helpfully explains that the Muslim Brotherhood "renounced violence years ago."  Funny that the Brotherood's Hamas branch (i.e., "one of the the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine") hasn't gotten the word.

Obama's Brotherhood Moment.  Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.  This should come as no surprise.  Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.

Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement.  For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization:  the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  On Monday [1/31/2011], White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Egypt's new government will have to include a "whole host of important non-secular actors."  Most prominent among these is clearly the Muslim Brotherhood — which has made Islamic world domination one of its ultimate goals.

Obama and Islam.  [Page 14:]  "And here in the United States," Obama continued, "Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."  But is this true?  Could Obama provide a list of the Muslim Founding Fathers, the Muslim heroes of the American Revolution, the names of the Muslims killed fighting in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II?  And could he support his rhetoric by producing a list of those "extraordinary contributions"?  It is important for a President to speak for all American citizens in his public pronouncements, not just one religious group — and it is also important that his efforts at "inclusiveness" not be justified by historical fabrication.

2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration.  While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the slightest opposition from the Obama administration and our homeland security agencies.  In fact, if we've seen anything this year, it has been the willingness of government officials to lend their support to aid this stealth jihad.

The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law.  Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca.  The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.  Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women.

TSA New Enemies List.  The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined.  Do not cave in to the TSA's "conditioning" to make your silence a measure of normalcy.  The government's intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.  Of existing and acting by permission.  This is as good an explanation as any of President Obama's policy on Islam, a totalitarian ideology.  He and his appointees have an affinity with it.

Surrendered Nation.  Nothing is being done to defeat that which inspires the enemy.  Barack Obama has banned words relating to Islam and jihad from the anti-terror lexicon.  When in India, he was asked for his opinion, his "take" on jihad, and he surrendered in his response, saying, "Islam is one of the world's great religions."

America 'never will be' at war with Islam, Obama declares in Indonesia speech.  With comments continuing about President Obama's empty hands on his return Sunday from a 10-day investment of presidential time in Asia, considerable attention has focused on his speech at the University of Indonesia.  Although not everyone in Indonesia was happy with the Democrat's visit (see photo below), the address was widely anticipated as a kind of Cairo Address to the Muslim World 2.0.

Gov. Jindal Calls Obama's National Security Strategy 'Dumb' and 'Dangerous'.  Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration's approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama's strategy as a "treatise on social justice."  In part two of his exclusive interview with Human Events, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama's inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President's erroneous perception of why the threat even exists.

Obama sends Eid greetings to Muslims worldwide.  US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle extended good wishes Monday [11/15/2010] to the world's 1.57 billion Muslims ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.  Earlier, around two million white-robed Muslims converged at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabi as the hajj, the world's largest annual pilgrimage, peaked at the site of the Prophet Mohammed's last sermon.

Obama Pledges Expanded Ties With Muslim Nations.  President Obama, renewing his call for better relations between the United States and the Muslim world, used a long-awaited homecoming trip to this island nation to make a symbolic visit on Wednesday morning [11/10/2010] to the largest mosque in southeast Asia — even as he declared that "much more work needs to be done" to fulfill the promise he made 17 months ago in Cairo of a "new beginning."

President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia.  President Barack Obama will visit one of the world's largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child.

Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip.  President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia's largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday [10/28/2010].

Is Obama Submissive to Islam?  A few weeks ago, I referred to President Obama as a "dhimmi president," a subservient kowtower to Islamic power.  Maybe it's time to rethink that designation.  He's not a dhimmi.  He's a spineless, supine, surrendering subject of submission — in other words, a dhimmi-plus. ... The super-dhimmi isn't merely a religious drifter or an atheist; he's whatever he is with a pro-Islamist agenda.

Obama, Dhimmi President.  It's predictable enough to hear this Americans-exercising-their-rights-causes-terrorism-so-it's-their-fault message from a terror-supporter like [Imam Feisal Abdul] Rauf, who considers it his obligation to push America into dialogue with terrorist groups like Hamas.  But from President Obama, our nation's Commander-in-Chief, whose most important responsibility is to protect American citizens from "enemies both foreign and domestic," this message is disgustingly [timid].

Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.  The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed:  "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam.  It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.  It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."

Burn flags, not Korans?  On Sept. 11, 2001, radical Islamic terrorists committed the most deadly and destructive foreign attack on U.S. soil.  Nine years later, the American people are being told that the country overreacted to the whole thing.  President Obama last year declared that Sept. 11 is to be a "national day of service."  Others in the administration seem to think that means it is a day upon which Americans should rise up to protect the Koran.

Obama Sends Best Wishes to Muslims for Eid-al-Fitr.  U.S. President Barack Obama has sent best wishes to Muslims worldwide on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  In a statement Thursday, President Obama said the holiday is a time of self-reflection, focusing on values that Muslims and people of all faiths share.  Mr. Obama said this year's Eid is also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance.

Obama Gives Al Qaeda a Pass.  Please tell me this nightmare will be over soon.  What kind of person in this world would characterize ruthless, evil, filthy, and beheading sadists as "a sorry band of men?"  The President of the United States in a memorial address at the Pentagon on Saturday 9/11, that's who.

Obama still can't say who we're at war with.  Barack Obama has spent the past year doing big-time Islamoschmoozing, from his announcement of Gitmo's closure and his investigation of Bush officials, to his bow before the Saudi king and a speech in Cairo to "the Muslim world" with far too many rhetorical concessions and equivocations.  And at the end of it the jihad sent America a thank-you note by way of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear:  Hey, thanks for all the outreach!  But we're still gonna kill you.

By Any Means Possible — The American Civil War of 2010.  Obama has banned use of the words Islamic extremism, jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism, among others, from the official administration language; preferring instead to state America is at war with radical extremists.  Add to these fundamental changes in course and policy the addition of self-described "Devout Muslims" to his administration, and one understands why a majority of America seriously questions his motives.  Marxists/Socialists, as history has shown us, will do and say anything in their quest for power.

Obama sends greeting on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is sending best wishes to Muslims worldwide as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan.

Obama says enemy is not Islam.  President Barack Obama is appealing for religious tolerance, reminding Americans that the "overwhelming majority" of Muslims around the world are peace-loving people.

Friend of the Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  More Americans are taking note of the accumulating series of statements and actions by the president that display favoritism, or worse, toward Muslims.  That would be troubling enough; after all, no chief executive is supposed to support one subset of us over others.  Growing numbers of our countrymen may be on to something else about the Obama presidency, however, that is even more alarming:  In instance after instance, Mr. Obama seemingly has bent over backward to accommodate not just Muslim-Americans, but a deeply problematic organization — the Muslim Brotherhood (or Ikhwan) — that purports to represent their interests here.

Obama Wouldn't Have Muslim Image Problem If He Had Joined A Church.  A truly astonishing thing happened on MSNBC Monday:  three devout, liberal Obama supporters said the President is responsible for people thinking he's a Muslim.

O's terror outrage.  Americans are learning there's one minority group President Obama is never afraid to offend:  families of victims of Islamist terror. ... Now, last Friday [8/27/2010], we learned that "no charges are either pending or contemplated" against one of the deadliest and most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, mastermind of the October 12, 2000, bombing of USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and officers and wounded dozens more.

Why Does Obama Tell Muslims America Is Nation of 'Non-Believers'?  Why has President Barack Obama on at least two occasions told specifically Muslim audiences that America is a nation of — among other things — "non-believers"?

Obama Sends $6 Million to Global Muslim Sites.  President Barack Obama's faith may not be clearly identifiable, but he's willing to usurp the U.S. Constitutional principle of a strict separation of church and state when it comes to using American taxpayer dollars to restore Muslim holy places.

Muslims Give Obama Highest Job Approval; Mormons, Lowest.  Muslim Americans continue to give President Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religious group in the U.S., while Mormons give the president the lowest ratings.

Gallup:  Muslims rate Obama highest.  Muslims continue to rate President Obama higher than other major religious groups in the United States, a new Gallup poll shows.  From January to July, Muslims gave Obama a 78 percent approval rating.  While that's down from 83 percent in the previous six months and 86 percent from a year before, it's still several points higher than how other religious groups have scored him.

Obama's choice:  Boy Scouts or Islam.  President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.  He later backed down — a bit.  One has to wonder exactly who is this Barack Obama?

President Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  President Obama is not just rebooting America's image in the Muslim world.  He's deepening and expanding Islamic belief, practice and culture around the world, like a Muslim missionary.

Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  (Part 4).  The fact is Obama's Cairo pro-Muslim mission continues, and proof came again just last week.  On the same day the president announced to the nation from the Oval Office that the combat mission in Iraq had ended, the Obama administration, unbeknownst to most of the country and the world, held a special workshop for 25-30 Muslim leaders from 20 national Islamic groups (under the leadership of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations) to provide the groups "funding, government assistance and resources."  At a time commemorating 9/11, when recent polls show that 70 percent of Americans are opposed to a ground zero mosque and 1 in 5 Americans believes President Obama is a Muslim, does he really expect that we will naively tolerate and approve of the Islamic bias in his presidential religious leadership and administration?

Islam's Achievement Gap.  As the holy month of Ramadan has gotten underway, President Obama has intensified his longstanding mission to "remind us" of the progress and human advancement we all enjoy as a result of Islam and its practitioners. ... [But] how many Muslims have been Nobel Prize winners for science?  Just two:  Ahmed Zewail in 1999 for chemistry and Abdus Salam in 1979 for physics.  For those keeping score, ... that's two prize winners in more than a billion Muslims.

Barack Obama:  Christian In Name Only (CINO)?  Consider Obama's actions since 1/20/09:
 •  Immediately called for shut down of GITMO.
 •  Called for terrorists to be tried by civilian juries, rather than military, including Miranda rights and other rights conferred on citizens.
 •  Once in office, rushed off to a Muslim nation to deliver a speech in which he declared that America is "not" a Christian nation.
 •  Changed policy toward Israel such that that nation is treated like a gang of terrorists.
 •  Supports, or at least does not oppose, the mosque at Ground Zero.

Barack Obama issues special Ramadan message.  "On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem."

Barack Obama, Apologist-in-Chief.  President Obama's speech on the occasion of the Ramadan dinner in the White House presents difficulties that are becoming his trademark.  Why does he find it necessary to be an apologist for Islam?  He started it in his speech in Cairo a couple of years back, which also had elements that were downright creepy.  Now he justifies the building of a mosque at Ground Zero because Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.  This is obviously true, but a mosque in this site of mass murder committed by Muslims is not about freedom of worship, it is a statement of supremacy and conquest.

The No-Go Mojo Man.  Nowhere is Obama's lack of metaphoric testosterone clearer than in his tack with the Ground Zero mosque issue.  Obama said that the mosque should be built because this is a simple "freedom of religion" issue, which of course is false — the mosque can be built anywhere, just not on the secular holy site that is Ground Zero. ... The real issue here is the one Obama did not address:  the responsibility of Islamism for the 9/11 attacks, and the association between the Muslims backing the Ground Zero mosque and Islamist ideology.

Imam Thanks Obama.  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used his taxpayer-funded Mideast tour yesterday to praise President Obama's qualified support for the mosque near Ground Zero.  "I am grateful to President Barack Obama and all those who expressed support for our project," Abdul Rauf said at a dinner for student leaders in the Gulf state of Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain reported.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
More about the one-sided separation of church and state.

Two days later...
Obama's "forceful" support of Ground Zero Mosque already changing.  Doesn't the look on Obama's face in today's Drudge Report cover story, detailing that Obama is "forcefully" approving the Ground Zero Mosque, say it all?  In the caption of the Drudge photo, Obama in effect, wishes us all "As-Salumu Alaykum" from the White House.  At least he's not shouting "Alu Akbar!"  Yet.

Standing on a landmine.  Obama's stance on the Ground Zero mosque should signal to Israel that the president is so wed to his ideology that he will push it regardless of political conditions.  US President Barack Obama's warm endorsement of the plan to build a mosque by the ruins of the World Trade Center tells Israel — and its enemies — everything we need to know about the president of the United States of America.

Unshakeable Bam's latest shaky stand.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. President.  Now we know how Arizona feels.  First Obama stood with the president of Mexico as he bashed Americans as bigots for exercising their right of democracy on illegal immigration.  Now he stands with the developers of a mega-mosque near Ground Zero that, outside of Mayor Bloomberg, few New Yorkers want.

Obama's Muslim envoy coming to Dearborn.  President Barack Obama's adviser to the Muslim world is coming to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn on Sunday [8/15/2010] to discuss U.S. foreign policy at a Ramadan dinner hosted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers.  Rashad Hussain, 31, is the special envoy of the U.S. to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of about 57 Muslim countries that acts as an international public voice.

Obama Okays Victory Mosque.  Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero.  Revolting, yes.  Shocking, no.  One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues.

Obama's Islamic America.  President Obama says Islam has always been part of America, which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?  It has become customary for presidents to offer greetings to various religious communities on the occasion of their most holy days. ... But Mr. Obama has used the occasion of Ramadan to rewrite U.S. history and give Islam a prominence in American annals that it has not earned.

Is Obama Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Arab and Muslim World?  Obama's first presidential meeting with a foreign leader was not with that of Great Britain — one of our two closest allies, whose prime minister stood down opposition within his own party to join the effort in Iraq.  Obama met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Fatah party, to stress the importance of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" — which Obama considered essential to moderate Arab and Muslim views.

Obama's Muslim Daddies.  The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities.  His change of heart is not, according to Debka, prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu — whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes — but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD, and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them.  In other words, Netanyahu's threat of a Middle Eastern conflict that could devastate Israel and escalate to all-out nuclear war carried less weight with Obama than the far less severe consequences threatened by the Saudis.

Obama religion adviser linked to unindicted co-conspirator.  A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas.  The group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration.

Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict.  "Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all."  That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims.  Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander:  homosexuals or Muslims.  There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver.  Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden's driver from February 1996 through November 2001.  Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives.

In Search of Islam's Contributions.  Obama refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamists are prompted to violence and terrorism by their understanding of their faith.  And he fails to recognize that his blame-America-first foreign policy won't appease an enemy committed to violent jihad and the installation of a global caliphate.  Almost as bad, Obama has been going out of his way to highlight Islam's supposed contributions — to science and technology, to America, to the world.  The main effect of Obama's Muslim ego-stroking is to call attention to just how little Muslims have actually contributed in the modern age.

Tea With Terrorists?  According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions.  What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain.  One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Alinsky, Stalinsky, It's Still the Same Old Agitprop.  [Scroll down]  We have a big jihad sympathizer in the White House, just like Obama and his buds from Chicago, just like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, just like Obama's hero Malcolm X, and just like Jodie Evans and Bill Ayers whipping up crowds for Hamas.  These people are predictably on the side of medieval reactionaries who practice barbarities against women, gays, Jews, Christians, and especially any creed that advocates tolerance and open-mindedness.

NASA's Muslim outreach:  Al Jazeera was told first.  Lawmakers across Capitol Hill, both Democrats and Republicans, were surprised to learn recently that the Obama administration has made reaching out to Muslim nations a top priority for the space agency NASA.  They will probably be more surprised to learn that administration officials told the Middle East news organization Al Jazeera about it before they told Congress.

Who needs space travel when we can spend money on Muslim appeasement instead?
Obama tasks NASA with building Muslim self-esteem.  In the video below, Charles Bolden, head of NASA, tells Al Jazeera that the "foremost" task President Obama has given him is "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."  Thus, NASA's primary mission is no longer to enhance American science and engineering or to explore space, but to boost the self-esteem of "predominantly Muslim nations."

Obama Making Carter Years look Like Paradise.  The United States government and some in media seem obsessed with appeasing anybody and anything Islamic.  Only the latest example is the decree from NASA that its "foremost" mission is to recognize and appreciate the contributions of Muslims to science.

The Right Stuff Goes Wrong.  Obama is boldly going where no president has gone before.  It is a continuation of the president's subjugation of himself (bowing to foreign leaders) and the country he is charged with leading by obsequiously kowtowing to a people for whom advancement to the Middle Ages would be a step up.  The president and Bolden think it will improve relations with the Muslim world if we praise them for their work in math and science many centuries ago, but what has the Muslim world done for humanity lately?

Muslim pandering 'not good for the country'.  A conservative media watchdog thinks the mainstream media has virtually ignored the NASA administrator's recent outlandish statement that the "foremost" mission of the space agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made that announcement on the English language version of Al Jazeera, which Jeff Poor of the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute believes was a questionable move in and of itself.

Farewell to Space.  Just when you thought Barack Obama's toadying to Islam could not get any worse, now comes this:  The President directed the new administrator of NASA, retired Marine Major General Charles Bolden, as "perhaps [his] foremost" charge to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage more dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science... and math and engineering."

NASA's Mission to the Muslims.  NASA was the direct result of the Cold War scare when the Russians put Sputnik into orbit over the Earth in October 1957, thereby demonstrating they had missiles powerful enough to launch a nuclear attack on the nation.  It galvanized the U.S. government into passing the National Defense Education Act in order to get more young Americans to go into the fields of science and math, and it prompted the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the purpose of demonstrating American scientists and engineers could create bigger and better missiles.  Muslims had nothing to do with it then and nothing to do with it now. ... Perverting and defunding NASA's mission is evidence of Obama's commitment to Islam.

Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy.  [Scroll down]  We can find something else interesting in this loony story:  Where are the atheizers and arch-separationists on this one?  Do they support "separation of church and state" but go suddenly silent when the issue is "separation of mosque and state"?

The White House backpedals at full speed:
Muslim Outreach Not the Job of NASA, White House Says.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday [7/12/2010] that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his top priorities is to reach out to Muslim countries.  "That was not his task and that's not the task of NASA," Gibbs said.  Bolden, though, said last month in the interview that it was President Obama who gave him that task.  He made a similar claim in February.

White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach.  The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters.

More about the latest NASA scandal.

Shariah-Compliant Finance Advisor Picked by Obama as White House Fellow.  ["]Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.  She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari'a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters.["]  Left out of the press release is that she also previously worked as an intern and received training at the Islamic International Arab Bank...
[Emphasis in original.]

Obama's Proud Muslim Moment.  The last thing America needs is a president that the Muslim world "approves."  Likability and niceness are overrated; a healthy fear and respect are much to be preferred.

Necessarily Jewish Distinctions and Our "Relativist-in-Chief".  Mr. Obama's maddeningly obtuse approach to Israel doesn't so much reflect anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism as it expresses his willful blindness to the overriding moral dimension to the conflict in the Middle East.  In this, he presents a glaring and painful contrast with his predecessor.  George W. Bush made his share of errors in foreign affairs, but he never lost sight of the irreducible difference between nation states seeking a peaceful, stable, democratic world and those he unabashedly called "the evil-doers" — gangster regimes and terrorist bands bent on domination and destruction.

Why Is the State Department Covering for a Known Terror Group?  Are U.S. security agencies hampered by President Obama's mission to reach out to Muslims?  Criticizing Israel for stopping a Gaza-bound flotilla sponsored by the IHH and the Turkish government is easy.  But when terrorists affiliated with the IHH try to get into the United States, who will stop them if no one is looking at the organization to which they belong?

Muslim praise for Obama dries up a year after Cairo speech.  A year ago Friday, President Barack Obama stood in Cairo and vowed "a new beginning" in a speech about how he'd change U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Egyptian vendors sold T-shirts portraying Obama in King Tut regalia, and Muslims throughout the region thrilled at his middle name:  Hussein.

Cairo: One Year Later.  One year ago this month, President Obama addressed the "Muslim world" from Cairo, Egypt.  Some saw that speech as unnecessary groveling.  Critics — and I am among them — think such displays communicate weakness and only encourage those who wish to damage our economy and kill our people.

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?  Despite the willful denials of the Obama administration and progressives in general, most Americans understand we are at war with Islamic fascists determined to establish a worldwide, totalitarian, religious empire.  Yet even most conservatives insist that such people are only a miniscule segment of the Muslim community.  What if they're not?  And if, as stated above, we are at war, why we are so hell-bent on giving so-called "moderate" Muslims the benefit of the doubt?

Obama Has a "Boot on the Throat" Of the Global Economy.  It was about a year ago that Mr. Obama delivered his famous address in Cairo, wherein he stipulated that American values and Muslim values are not in conflict with one another, but rather, are complimentary.  Since then, the U.S. has sustained three terrorist incidents on domestic soil (the mass murders at Fort Hood Army base last November, the Christmas Day in-flight "underwear bomber" case over the skies of Detroit, and the plot to blow up Times Square a few weeks ago), all of which entailed adherents of one form or another of "radical Islam."

The Elephant in the Room:  Islamism and appeasement.  In a speech in Cairo about a year ago, President Obama sought a "new beginning" for the United States and the world's Muslims.  In pursuit of this initiative, Obama gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, apologized for America's past behavior, bowed before Saudi royalty, sided with the Palestinians against our ally Israel, did next to nothing to forestall Iran's development of nuclear arms, and released a National Defense Strategy last week that ignores the connection between Islamism and terrorism.

Obama's Post-American World.  A nuclear-ready Iran is preparing for world war.  Here, there, everywhere.  And we have ... impotent Obama.  When the U.N. elected the oppressive Islamic regime of Iran to its Commission on Women's Rights, the U.S. did nothing and said nothing — and our silence was affirmation.  Ignoring Iran's legal mistreatment of women and terrible human rights record is now concurrent with U.S. policy?  This is no accident.  Last year, Obama had the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt a U.N. resolution calling upon member states to criminalize "incitement to religious hatred," which is UN-speak for restricting free speech about Islamic terrorism.  So the U.S. went on record favoring measures that would violate the 1st Amendment.

Islam and the Politically Correct White House.  Most Americans are sympathetic to public references to Islam and to Muslims that do not offend patriotic American Muslims or affix to the Islamic religion the rantings of al-Qaeda.  But sensitivity to the need to be civil to Muslims doesn't — or shouldn't — obviate the need for intellectual honesty when discussing or analyzing America's Islamist political foes.

Barack Obama declares the 'War on Terror' is over.  The US president has instead replaced it with a softer approach stressing "new partnerships" and multilateral diplomacy.  "Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes," Mr Obama said in a message introducing a new national security strategy.

Brennan's Surrender.  We've seen the enemy and it's not just the jihadists.  It's also our own government, which refuses to see this very real enemy.  How can we fight and defeat what we refuse to see?

Obama Makes Little Headway Among Arabic-Speaking Muslims.  Barack Obama entered office with high hopes of improving the U.S. image among Muslims worldwide.  He hauled out his middle name, gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, quoted hadith, gave major speeches in Istanbul and Cairo, and talked ceaselessly of "respect" for Muslims.  Where has all this gotten him?

Obama speaks softly and carries no stick at all.  We are at war with radical Islam, and that war will go on for many years.  For me, the question is this:  Will the secular Western civilization shared by America and Europe, which allows us to enjoy life and its creature comforts, still be standing at the end of that war?  Or will radical Islam, with an aggressive culture that treasures martyrdom and death over life, prevail?

Obama Stands with Muslims as He Promised.  Though the president is taking great public pains to appear tough on terror and the real terrorists — as opposed to the imaginary ones (i.e., conservatives and Tea Partiers) — Barack Obama has actually gone to great lengths to make sure others like Shahzad remain utterly undisturbed.  Others who at this very minute remain undetected among us, ready to strike on orders from radicalized Imams or terror-army chiefs, walk among us, now knowing that they have a true friend and protector in the White House.  Barack Obama has successfully purged from the national discourse on terrorism — excuse me, "man-made disasters" — any mention of the religion/political ideology which is the undeniable common denominator.

War of Wordcraft.  The newest tactical weapon of this administration against our terrorist enemies appears to be one constructed of language.  Its deployment began when the term "War on Terror" was replaced by "Overseas Contingency Operations," and terrorist attacks were renamed "man-caused disasters."  More recently, as witnessed in the exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Lamar Smith, it consists of a complete absence or rejection of particular words to describe the threat if such descriptions include the term "Islam," even when combined with the modifying adjectives "radical" or "extremist."

Praying for a Moderate Terrorist.  The Obama Administration may have abandoned the space program and the search for life on other planets, but it is determinedly searching for moderate Islamic terrorists all across this planet.  So far it has tried to identify "Moderate Taliban" (these would be Taliban who only chop off your feet, not your head) and "Moderate Hizbullah" (who only support bombing Ashkelon but not Haifa).  It has yet to get around to trying to locate any "Moderate Al Queda", but we have to assume that's next on their shopping list.

Barack Obama Chamberlain.  In Barack Obama, we are witnessing the second coming, not of Christ, but of Neville Chamberlain himself, the embodiment of appeasement. ... We have now witnessed a supposed "re-booting of America's image" in the Muslim world as inaugurated by President Obama's much ballyhooed Cairo speech.  He and the First Lady have treated us to Muslim celebrations and declarations in the White House for Ramadan.  The president has hosted an "Entrepreneur Summit" for Muslim leaders.  He has issued paeans on the inspiring splendors of Islam, "one of the world's great religions."

Obama the appeaser.  Iran is on the march.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again defied the West — and President Obama — in his quest to acquire nuclear weapons.  The Persian fascist strongman is now months away from arming his Shi'ite revolutionary regime with the means to destroy Israel and blackmail the West.

White House official calls terrorist group "a very interesting organization".  The downward spiral toward coffee and pastries between the White House and one of the world's bloodiest, most-notorious terrorist organizations continues.  And based on a Tuesday [5/18/2010] report in Reuters, this spiral may be tightening into an irrecoverable flat spin.

The Great Hezbollah Snipe Hunt.  John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security, has come up with a new way to waste the foreign-policy establishment's time — locate the so-called "moderate elements" within Hezbollah and somehow promote them.

Obama's psychosis.  The heart of the Obama doctrine is the illusion that there is no war on terror.  According to Mr. Obama and the liberal elite, Islamic fascism is a figment of George W. Bush's fevered imagination — a wild scheme concocted by militaristic neoconservatives to justify invading Iraq and imposing an American empire in the Middle East. ... In short, the president is conveying that America no longer views radical Islam as the enemy.  Mr. Obama desperately wants everyone to get along.  The Islamists, however, don't.

What Daniel Pearl's decapitation means to Barack Obama.  Even given Obama's ever more terrifying and lethal performance in office, his comments about the jihadi murder of Daniel Pearl, and in front of Daniel's bereaved family, are simply astounding.  This is what Obama said:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."

Establishment Press Largely Covers Obama's Tracks on Disgraceful Daniel Pearl Remark.  President Barack Obama's statement just before he signed the Freedom of the Press Act on Monday painfully avoided reality to the point of giving offense.  If it became widely known, it would likely become very problematic.

Obama on beheading: 'It captured the world's imagination'.  Speaking before Pearl's family, including the son who hadn't been born when jihadists killed his dad, the President uttered these words:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination, because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."  Garbage.  Pearl was beheaded, yet the President uses "loss" to characterize the result?  Pearl wasn't lost.  You lose sailors at sea.  A thug taking a scimitar, drawing it across the trachea, and with a sawing motion, severing Daniel's head, is hardly a "moment" to capture the imagination.

Obama Won't Say Who Killed Daniel Pearl.  At a signing ceremony for the Freedom of Press Act, it is ironic and shameful that Obama could not bring himself to identify the killers who beheaded the man who fearlessly reported on the jihadist terrorists.

Also filed under Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.

Obama Ignores Islamic Violations of Religious Freedom.  Has the latest annual report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) caused any cognitive dissonance in Washington? ... Islam is supposed to be a religion of peace and tolerance.  Isn't that what Barack Obama has been telling us (and George Bush before him)?  The report was a bracing dose of reality to dispel this rosy view — and yet another reminder of how Obama's view of Islam and Muslim countries is unrealistic and damaging, and of what it might take to end the jihad against America and the West.

See also Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".

This material came from akdart.com, Copyright 2014. Obama Appeases U.S. Muslims.  The New York Times reported Monday [4/19/2010], with no hint that it understood the implications of what it was reporting, that Barack Obama is reaching out to Hamas-linked groups in the United States, while hamstringing our response to the terror threat by making obfuscation of the ideology of jihad terrorists official U.S. policy.

Why Pakistan Produces Jihadists.  Monday night's arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of planting a car bomb in Times Square on Saturday, will undoubtedly stoke the usual debate about how best to keep America safe in the age of Islamic terrorism.  But this should not deflect us from another, equally pressing, question.  Why do Pakistan and the Pakistani diaspora churn out such a high proportion of the world's terrorists?

That brings another subject to mind...
Obama's College Trip to Pakistan.  [Scroll down]  "I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."  This last part — a college trip to Pakistan — was news to many of us who have been following the [2008] race closely.  And it was odd that we hadn't hear about it before, given all the talk of Pakistan during this campaign.

On Obama's 1981 Trip To Pakistan.  If one was to believe the left wing media, Barack Obama's 1981 trip to Pakistan was nothing more than an innocent visit a college friend and his family. ... Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business.  [There] would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981:
[1]  To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every "True Believer".
[2]  For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa.
[3]  In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace.
Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone's family in 1981.

President Obama's Relationship with American Muslims is a Quiet One.  Monday, nearly 11 months after addressing the Muslim world from Cairo, President Obama delivered a major speech to Muslims in this country.  But his audience was a group of entrepreneurs, investors and educators from more than 50 countries where Muslims are a majority of the population.  The speech launched a two-day summit aimed at expanding business ties between the U.S. and the Muslim world.  Obama has yet to deliver a major speech to the American Muslim community and yet Muslim leaders in the U.S. say relations with the White House have never been better.

Why Are We Still Bowing?  Not long after President Barack Obama gave his conciliatory speeches to the Islamic world, he chose not to meddle in the sham election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  In fact, he offered not a word of support for the men and women who took to the streets against that totalitarian regime. ... These days, as Christian farmers are being slaughtered by Muslim machetes in Nigeria, outrage from the White House is difficult to find — though it made sure to instruct our Libyan ambassador to apologize to "Colonel" Moammar Gadhafi after he offered some mildly critical comments about the dictator's call for jihad against Switzerland (true story).

Obama's Summit On Islamic Entrepreneurship.  The White House announced that on March 5th it was convening a "Summit on Entrepreneurship" as part of President Obama's outreach to Muslim nations. ... Were this notion not so dangerous, so ill-conceived, and so inappropriate, it would be humorous.  How ridiculous that we call our adversaries to our nation's capitol to share with them the concepts, ideals and principles that our young citizens are defending with their lives against some of them in Iraq and Afghanistan?  This Summit is an insult to our soldiers serving in the Middle East and to our unemployed citizens at home who are unable to find jobs.

Obama Ignores Islamic Extremist Threat.  In June 1876, U.S. Army General George Armstrong Custer was defeated by Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  In what became known as "Custer's Last Stand," defeat was attributed primarily to a false assumption. ... One hundred thirty-four years later, a false assumption and lack of understanding by President Obama for a threat of a new era could well spell similar disaster — this time for an entire nation.

Silent signals:  There is great power in the non-verbal message. ... Take for instance Obama wordlessly bowing to despots and dictators and doing so while snubbing America's greatest ally, Israel.  The President even allowed the soles of his shoes to be photographed while conversing with Bibi Netanyahu on the phone.  In Muslim culture "to have the sole of the shoe directed toward one is pretty much the equivalent of someone in our culture giving you the finger."

Holder's Justice Department Full of Terrorist Defenders.  At the rate the Obama Administration is going, it may rival the Nixon Administration in its cover-ups and dishonesty.  The new revelation that at least nine attorneys in the Justice Department have previously defended accused jihad terrorist follows closely after another incident remarkably similar in broad outline:  the Rashad Hussain debacle.

Who Are the Gitmo 9?  The Obama administration, and Holder's Justice Department in particular, have a knack for making a bad thing worse.  Their typical scandal pattern is:  (a) make bold pronouncements about unprecedented transparency, (b) show a little leg, and then (c) stonewall, after which (d) White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel assures some friendly journalist that everything would have been different if only they'd have listened to him.  The result is the the trifecta:  The administration ends up looking hypocritical, sinister, and incompetent.

Napolitano Meets with Muslim Brotherhood Leaders.  Although there is no evidence of an exchange of classified information, this meeting was the beginning of an Obama administration program aimed at devising a new information-sharing framework with the Muslim organizations — some of them regarded as extremist because of their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

W.H. affirms confidence in Islam envoy.  The White House is expressing its confidence in a White House counsel's office attorney President Barack Obama recently named as U.S. envoy to the Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, despite his concession last week that he made ill-considered statements in 2004 about Bush-era terrorism prosecutions.

Obama selects a voice of radical Islam.  As [Washington] Examiner columnist Cal Thomas wrote recently, Obama's selection of Rashad Hussain, his deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, "should be of concern to Congress and the American people."  Comprising 57 member states, the OIC's charter makes clear its purpose is to "defend" and "disseminate" the Muslim faith.  Whenever human rights collide with Islam, the OIC sides with the latter.

Obama assisting in imposing Islamic Sharia law, prohibiting criticism of Islam.  Barack Hussein Obama, catering to both Muslim and globalist agendas, is exposing his preference to Islamic and globalist agendas and placing yet another nail in America's coffin by appointing Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Our Islamist Envoy:  What a tangled web Islamist appointees weave.  When his pro-terrorist quotes surfaced, a new White House envoy dismissed them as someone else's.  A recording says otherwise.  Now Rashad Hussain, President Obama's pick as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has changed his story.

Ambassador to Islam?  The US shouldn't legitimize the OIC.  On February 13, President Obama announced the appointment of Rashad Hussain, deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). ... It was a bad precedent for Bush to set, and it is worse for Obama to continue.  Appointing an American envoy to the OIC gives that organization a legitimacy it does not deserve.

Obama's Envoy to the Muslim World:  A Soros Tie?  The Washington Post published an article on [Rashad Hussain's] ascent that charts how he came to the White House in the first place.  He was recruited to the White house counsel's office by Cassandra Butts — a classmate of Barack Obama's at Harvard Law School.  Who is Cassandra Butts?  She as an alumna for the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress (one of many staffing the Obama administration).  This organization is an ideas factory for the Obama administration and its hiring hall.  It just took on Van Jones, for example.  The Center for American Progress was created and funded by George Soros.

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New Obama Missile Defense Logo Includes A Crescent.  The Obama administration's determined effort to reduce America's missile defense capabilities initially seemed to be just standard Leftist fare — of a piece with the Democratic base's visceral hostility to the idea of protecting us against ballistic missile threats.  A just-unveiled symbolic action suggests, however, that something even more nefarious is afoot.

Obama Missile Defense Agency logo apes Iranian space agency logo.  The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, went from using the first logo below to using a logo looking strangely similar to the Obama 2008 campaign along with the original agency logo.

Missile Defense Agency, Obama Campaign Logos Cause Internet Stir.  Is this Logo-gate?  The Internet is abuzz with comparisons of the "strikingly similar" logos of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the ubiquitous Obama 2008 campaign.

President Obama Must Choose Sides.  In his speech last spring in Cairo, Mr. Obama said, "I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  Defending the honor of Islam and protecting Muslims is one of the goals that Barack Obama has set for himself.  It constitutes a personal definition of his presidency.  But is he doing so to the point of misleading the public in general, and at the risk of jeopardizing the American people in particular?

Rashad Hussain's Troubling Ties:  President Obama has chosen Rashad Hussain to be his special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a post originally created by the Bush Administration in 2008.  Hussain's past association with Muslim Brotherhood-connected entities raises major questions about the type of outreach he envisions for the Muslim world.

Troubling Views at Event Attended by Obama's Muslim Envoy:  The Islamic organization whose event was attended by President Obama's new envoy to the Muslim world six years ago has a history of radical stances, and at the time of the event it was urging members to support incarcerated Muslims including terror suspects and a convicted cop killer.

Is White House Attorney Involved in Media Cover-up?  There is a somewhat convoluted story flying under the radar about a White House official, Rashad Hussain, who back in 2004 allegedly spoke out in support of Sami Al-Arian, a man accused (and subsequently convicted) of aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.  Hussain has worked in the White House Counsel's Office since January 2009, and just last week was appointed by the President as his Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

A Victory for the Muslim Brotherhood.  In a controversial move, the Obama administration has decided to lift Tariq Ramadan's ban from the United States.  Who is Tariq Ramadan?  By birth, he is the grandson of Hassan al Banna — the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).  By word and deed, he is today a leading member of the European branch of the MB.

Obama's Revisionist History of Terrorism:  Since taking office, Obama's key objective on terrorism has been to transform the public perception of it from an international military conflict, to a limited domestic criminal problem. Renaming terrorism to the bureaucratically euphonious term, "Man Caused Disasters" was straight out of the first rule in the textbook of organizational coverups, to phrase your sentences so that the identity of the perpetrators of the crisis remain as vague as possible.

Obama Aids the Enemy He Will Not Name.  On December 29, and very much under the radar, (he was sunnin' and funnin' in Hawaii at the time), Obama declassified just about everything he possibly could.  All of it will help foreign governments and Obama's Communist-Socialist associates in the U.S.  This executive order is a tsunami info-dump of newly declassified data — material that was classified before June 29, 1985.  It is all about to be made public — despite the danger this poses to U.S. na