Thursday, October 30, 2014


Watch VIDEO: Prime Minister Netanyahu Responds to Obama Admin’s “Chickenshit” Smear, “The Attack on Me Only Comes Because I’m Defending Israel”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs  


“Because the attack on me only comes because I’m defending Israel.”

It’s as I said here – protecting and defending his people, his nation, is a principle that Obama does not adhere to. Just ask Ambassador Stevens …. and all the other victims of Obama’s anti-American policies. Couple that with Obama’s Jew-hatred and well, it’s a chickenshit scenario.

Bicycle man is calling this war hero chickenshit. Orwellian. While Obama was smoking doobies on vacay in Pakstian (!), Netanyahu was slaying dragons.
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Obama’s “leading from behind” is the very definition of chickenshit.

Obama’s response and the redline on Syria’s chemical weapons is chickenshit.

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LA Times discovers: “N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation”

/ Jihad Watch
 
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Reality is getting to be so unmistakeable that even the mainstream media can’t ignore or gloss over it as easily as it has done in the past. And so now even mainstream outlets have to acknowledge truths that they have excoriated Jihad Watch and other counter-jihad outlets as “Islamophobic” for noting in the past.

“N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation,” by Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2014:
A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from Islamic State and other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.
Last month a spokesman for Islamic State urged followers to attack Western and Arab targets “from your place wherever you may be.” Eschewing the large and organized attacks that have characterized terrorism of the recent past, he instead recommended killing by any means.
“If you are not able to find an IED [improvised explosive device] or a bullet … smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him,” said the spokesman, Abu Muhammad Adnani. “If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car or business. Or destroy his crops.”
That directive appears to have been underscored by the weapons used in last week’s attacks.
On Oct. 20 in Quebec, Martin Couture-Rouleau ran over two soldiers with his car, killing one. Two days later, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot a soldier standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa, using what police described as “an old and uncommon gun,” then drove to Parliament, where he was able to enter the building. The next day in New York City, Queens resident Zale Thompson attacked four police officers with an 18-inch hatchet, striking one in the arm and another in the head.
All three men were shot and killed during the attacks or soon after. Law enforcement and security officials have said the men acted alone and appeared to be self-radicalized….
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Night Watch
Japan-North Korea: A high-level Japanese delegation arrived in Pyongyang today for discussions about the fate of Japanese nationals whom the North Korean intelligence service kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s. The Japanese delegation is led by Junichi Ihara, who heads the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau. He had talks with So Tae Ha, Vice Minister of State Security.

So Tae Ha chairs the special investigation committee set up by the North in July to reopen the investigation into the fate of missing Japanese nationals, including those abducted by North Korean agents.

Japanese officials want an update on the special committee's investigation. They will explain that Japan's government places its top priority on resolving the abductions issue.

Background: North Korea admitted abducting 13 Japanese nationals. In 2002, it returned five of them to Japan, but the North said the others died. Japan doubts they are dead, but wants an accounting of them and possibly others, whom Japan claims were kidnapped by North Korean agents.

Comment: North Korea needs Japan to ease, if not lift, its economic sanctions. It needs access to Japan for trade and travel. Thus Japan has leverage and North Korea has incentives to cooperate in resolving the abductee issue.

Afghanistan-Taliban: The Taliban claimed victory for having forced the British forces to leave Helmand Province. According to one commentator, "26 October was another historic day for Afghanistan in which the British invaders officially accepted the military defeat of their fourth invasion of Afghanistan….The flight of the British invaders is another proud event in the history of Afghanistan."

Comment: The mention of Britain's fourth invasion of Afghanistan refers to the three prior times that British combat forces fought in Afghanistan in the past two centuries.

Various media reported significant Taliban attacks in multiple provinces in the past three days. In some provinces, the Taliban appear to be trying to make substantial gains before winter sets in. In others, they are probing and testing the strength and reaction time of Afghan forces.

Iraq-Turkey-Syria: The BBC reported that 150 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga militiamen are enroute Syria to help defend Kobani. They are reported to be traveling with "heavy weapons." A convoy of up to 60 trucks, buses and other vehicles left Irbil today for Kobani, Syria, via Turkey.

Comment: The Syrian Kurds still control the border crossing from Kobani to Turkey, which will enable the Iraqi Kurds to join the fight. The small size of the Iraqi contingent suggests it is a test case.

If this effort has no negative repercussions, Turkey might approve additional, limited support initiatives. In any event, it is an important symbol of Kurdish solidarity at a time when the Iraqi Kurds cannot afford to weaken their forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Egypt-Gaza Strip: Egypt plans to create a 500m buffer zone along the 13km border with the Gaza Strip to block weapons smuggling.

Authorities told residents living along the border to evacuate their homes so that they can be demolished. Water-filled trenches or a canal will be dug to prevent tunnel construction.

Comment: This is a direct and immediate response to last week's attacks that killed 31 Egyptian soldiers. The government judges that the Hamas government in Gaza aided the Islamic militants in Sinai in making the attack and is determined to prevent a recurrence.

The measures President al-Sisi has ordered are by far more effective and serious than any previous efforts to control smuggling. The army casualties last week appear to have pushed Egyptian tolerance to the limit. On its surface, the bulldozing operation resembles Israeli tactics.

The new initiative will have both security and economic impacts. It will disrupt gunrunning and put many Palestinian tunnel diggers, the supply chain, the supporting companies and arms smugglers out of business, assuming Egypt is serious about implementation. The effects on employment might be greater than the impact on security.

End of NightWatch

Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don't mean that in a good way.
 
I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin' hot is not a compliment. It's a campaign incineration status update.

The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor's mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted.

The high point of Davis' career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia death-doc abortionist Kermit Gosnell's baby-killing spree. Gosnell's conviction provoked national revulsion at abortion gone wild. But Davis' radical supporters at the Texas Capitol donned tampon earrings and waved uterus flags in solidarity with abortion rights at any cost. Planned Parenthood ghouls and celebrity femmes latched on to La Davis.

Militant gender identity politics, however, can only get you so far.

Davis' gubernatorial bid the past month has been a series of unfortunate, cringe-inducing events exposing her empty soul. Last week, she insanely accused her opponent, Republican State Attorney General Greg Abbott, of wanting to ban "interracial marriage." Abbott's wife, Cecilia, is the Hispanic granddaughter of Mexican immigrants.

Hagel Approves 21-day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. 
 
The move goes beyond precautions recommended by the Obama administration for civilians, although President Barack Obama has made clear he feels the military's situation is different from that of civilians, in part because troops are not in West Africa by choice.

Hagel said he acted in response to a recommendation sent to him Tuesday by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on behalf of the heads of each of the military services. They cited numerous factors, including concerns among military families and the communities from which troops are deploying for the Ebola response mission.

Just over 1,000 U.S. troops are in Liberia and Senegal supporting efforts to combat the virus.

Hagel also directed the Joint Chiefs to provide him within 15 days a detailed implementation plan for how the supervised isolation of troops will be applied.

He also ordered the chiefs to conduct with 45 days a review of this new regimen, which Hagel called "controlled monitoring."

"This review will offer a recommendation on whether or not such controlled monitoring should continue based on what we learn and observe from the initial waves of personnel returning from Operation United Assistance," Hagel's spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said in a written statement, using the official name of the military mission against Ebola in Africa.

"The secretary believes these initial steps are prudent given the large number of military personnel transiting from their home base and West Africa and the unique logistical demands and impact this deployment has on the force," Kirby added. 

"The secretary's highest priority is the safety and security of our men and women in uniform and their families."

EGYPT is punishing Gaza for attack on its military by Hamas militants

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Egypt gives residents on Gaza border 48 hours to leave as Egyptian Army prepares to destroy homes to build buffer zone after deadly attack.

Egypt's President Sisi vows retribution after 31 soldiers slain in Sinai
Egypt’s President Sisi makes good on his vow for 
retribution after 31 soldiers slain in Sinai

Times of Israel  Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered residents living along the country’s eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate so they can demolish their homes and set up a buffer zone to stop weapons and militant trafficking between Egypt and the Palestinian territory, officials said.

 

The measure comes four days after Islamic militant fighters attacked an army post, killing at least 31 soldiers in the restive area in the northeastern corner of the Sinai Peninsula. After the attack, Egypt declared a state of emergency and dawn-to-dusk curfew there. Authorities also indefinitely closed the Gaza crossing, the only non-Israeli passage for the crowded strip with the world.

 

Slaughter: The scene in Sinai following the killing of 31 police officers by militants near Egypt's border with Gaza Slaughter: The scene in Sinai following the killing of 31 police officers by militants near Egypt’s border with Gaza

The buffer zone, which will include water-filled trenches to thwart tunnel diggers, will be 500 meters (yards) wide and extended along the 13 kilometer (9 mile) border.

 

The Egyptian army has waged a broad offensive in northern Sinai against Islamist groups, who have turned several areas into strongholds over the past three years, destroying most of the sprawling smuggling tunnels that connected the area with Gaza.

 

Egyptian army soldiers seen in a watchtower on the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip
Egyptian army soldiers seen in a watchtower on the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip

Egyptian media meanwhile has accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of meddling in Egypt’s affairs, with some suggesting that the Islamic terror group is supporting fighters inside Egypt since the military overthrew Egypt’s elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, last year. Hamas officials deny any interference and criticize Egypt for imposing stricter border crossing rules since then.

 

An image of Egyptian military demolishing homes in Northern Sinai on Wednesday to create buffer zone along the borders with Gaza
An image of Egyptian military demolishing homes in Northern Sinai on Wednesday to create buffer zone along the borders with Gaza

Since Morsi’s ouster, attacks against security forces in northern Sinai have escalated, something Egyptian authorities blame on Morsi and his allies. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group, which has been branded a terrorist organization in Egypt, denied links to violence. Another al-Qaida-inspired group called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed 

responsibility for a number of attacks.

 

Egyptians guarding the border with Gaza
Egyptians guarding the border with Gaza

Instead of homes, the region will be replaced with a series of water-filled trenches, with the hope that this will drown any Gazans who try to dig tunnels into the Sinai Peninsula.

 

Sinai_BufferZoneIn addition, Egypt plans to “indefinitely” close the border crossing into the Gaza Strip, meaning the sole non-Israeli crossing, through which humanitarian aid might cross, will be entirely inaccessible. Given the Sisi government’s hostility to the Gazans, this could remain the case for a long time to come.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it's tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably untrue and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant is the liberal really.
 
At an event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston on Oct. 24, Hillary Clinton told the assembled Democratic faithful: "Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

This makes about as much sense as "Don't let anyone say that it's governments that tax people." In attempt to dig out of this rhetorical face-plant, Clinton contended at an event in New York on Oct. 27 that she had "shorthanded this point" in a way that confused the public about what she actually meant. But now listen to her "clarification:"

"Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out -- not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas."

That sounds like a hundred Democratic Party stump speeches, creating the evil Snidely Whiplash corporate villain. It also affirms the obvious fact that business creates employment -- at least in a free market economy. That's not a "clarification" of her incredibly stupid gaffe. It's not fixing a "shorthanding." It's a badly disguised retraction.

To Republicans, this sounded like a more illiterate version of Barack Obama's lame 2012 campaign dismissal of that free market economy when he told business "You didn't build that." Entrepreneurs should always credit their success to government-funded highways and teachers, and never to their own skills in the marketplace. It attaches Clinton to Obama's radical waist, and that's not good when he's sporting the lowest-ever approval ratings for an incumbent president.

Team Clinton knows, however, that it can get away with all of this, at least within the "objective" press. There was no coverage of this ridiculous gaffe on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR or PBS. CNN twice obsessed over whether Hillary and Sen. Elizabeth Warren should have hugged or posed together at the Coakley event, ignoring the idiotic remarks. The same diversion bubbled up Saturday with weekend talk-show host Steve Kornacki on MSNBC.

The New York Times reproduced the stupid remark in a Sunday story, albeit on page A-13, in paragraph 10, when the reader has lost interest. But that was better than the competition. There was no coverage in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, or USA Today. Even the local Boston Globe skipped over the remark. Reporter Akilah Johnson just offered campaign boilerplate from Hillary, such as: "We cannot possibly rest between now and Nov. 4. ... You don't want to wake up the day after this election and say, 'I wish I could have done more.' "

Ken Thomas and Philip Marcelo filed a story for the Associated Press, and skipped the stupidity entirely. This was their chosen Hillary quote to reproduce, touting Coakley in a close race: "From my perspective, it shouldn't even really be a race. It should not even be close, but we're living during an election season where it's close everywhere ... and that's why Martha needs you."

The people who complain that our news media consumption is too "polarized" -- and their assumption that conservatives depend too much on alternative media -- fail to acknowledge how our traditional "news" media are consistently burying Democrat gaffes they don't want anyone to hear about. When Hillary says something stupid, they want it to be just like that metaphorical tree that falls silently in the forest. Peace and quiet is comforting.


Folks trying to plan their personal fiscal '15 are at a loss. They can't do a budget because they don't know what their health insurance costs will be.

Nobody knows because Team Obama has conveniently arranged for you to be kept in the dark on your health insurance costs until after everyone votes next week.

Most are expecting 5 percent to 10 percent hikes, but there are rumblings of far nastier surprises.

Read this Denver Post report of a Colorado study of expected rates for individuals on the state's massively screwed-up exchange. (Not a failed exchange, like Oregon's or Maryland's, just a screwed-up exchange.) It begins:

Colorado health-insurance consumers relying on tax credits will see their share of premiums rise an average of 77 percent next year if they keep the same plans, according to the state's preliminary analysis.

While premiums overall are not expected to increase significantly in 2015, the way tax credits are calculated under the Affordable Care Act is creating challenges for Colorado consumers.

According to an analysis done for the Colorado Division of Insurance, the average share of costs for customers receiving tax credits in 2014 was $161.79 a month. In 2015, if they keep the same plans, their average share of costs after tax credits will be $281.01.

You've got to love that "[w]hile premiums overall are not expected to increase significantly in 2015" assurance, followed by the hammer of the rarity of radically decreasing tax credits.

The bottom line is that the total cost while skyrocket for Centennial State consumers buying individual policies if they keep "the plan they like."

Of course most voters won't figure this out until after the elections, but the signs are there. Here's the start of a story from CBS Minnesota:

Minnesotans who bought policies on the state’s health insurance exchange are starting to get their first renewal notices, and many could be in for a jolt.

“Chickenshit” Obama Administration Calls Israeli Prime Minister “Chickenshit”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Cowed by the Islamic State, Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda and his rolling catastrophic failures of supporting savage jihad revolutions in Africa and the Middle East, Obama takes his revenge on the Jewish State.

Indulging the Islamic Jew-hatred he imbibed in his quran classes as a boy in Indonesia, his relentless attacks against Israel hit a new low today.

The Obama administration is on record calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit” who is not doing “anything” to reach an accommodation with the “Palestinians” or with the Sunni Arab states.” All Israel has done is make accommodation — Oslo, unilaterally withdrawing from Gaza, releasing thousands of Muslim terrorists — and the...