Sunday, July 27, 2014

Obama’s Epic Failure: U.S. Evacuates Embassy Compound In Libya Amid Jihad Fighting

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

More of the media’s scrubbing and whitewashing of Obama’s epic foreign policy failures. Obama supported the ouster of Qaddafi, who was certainly no prince, but much more preferable to a terror state — with fallout across Africa.

It’s not just Libya that has deteriorated to a terror state, but Mali, too.

Qaddafi contained the jihad threat.
FOX: The United States shut down its embassy in Libya Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
“Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said.
The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration’s concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern city of Benghazi are still vivid and the political uproar over it remain fresh ahead of a new congressional investigation into the incident. A senior military official told Fox News the Pentagon has been advising the State Department leave the post for weeks.
Christopher Stevens was unavailable for comment.
“U.S. Evacuates Embassy Compound In Libya,” NPR
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Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain
/ Jihad Watch
Having captured Mosul and emptied it of Christians, the Islamic State is now driving Christians out of the surrounding areas as well.

But Israel cannot be blamed and no Muslims are suffering from outbreaks of “Islamophobia,” so the international community takes little to no notice.

“Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain,” Catholic Online, July 24, 2014:
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The militia of the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate having successfully driven all the Christians and Shiites from the city of Mosul in Iraq, has stepped up their campaign on ruthless persecution.
“The attack started from a village controlled by jihadists,” Father Paul Thabit Mekko, a Chaldean priest told the Fides news agency, “but was rejected by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops.
“In the night, panic had driven dozens of Christian families to flee to Dohuk, but the Kurdish soldiers who were controlling a checkpoint told them that the situation was under control and could return home.”
Both towns lie north of Mosul. It was at this besieged Iraqi city that an ultimatum from the Islamic State last week . to either convert to Islam or die, left the ancient city devoid of Christians. The Peshmerga are known to be fierce troops, fighting for a Kurdish independence movement in the north of Iraq.
As the Fides news agency outs it, on the one hand, the attack represents proof that the militia of the Islamic Caliphate are not content with controlling Mosul and would like to extend control over the Nineveh Plain. The reaction of the Peshmerga, notes Father Thabit Mekko, confirms that the Kurds are determined to protect this area from jihadist militants.
“Here, now, there are only Kurdish military forces that ensure the safety of the population,” he said.
There are very real concerns about the possible genocide of Christians in the region. Christians in the country cannot wait for help from the international community.
Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq’s expanding Sunni insurgency. Republicans say that drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration’s commitment to holding the fractured country together, AP reported today.
Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department’s Brett McGurk and Defense Department’s Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida offshoot that has seized much of the country.
To this end the U.S. is now conducting about 50 intelligence sorties over Iraq a day. Both the U.S. and the U.N. stressed they saw no military solution to patching up Iraq’s political and ethnic divisions or to peeling off moderate Sunnis from the Islamic State.
Despite an ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border, President Obama is set to announce a major expansion of his already liberal executive amnesty program, according to multiple White House friendly sources.

On July 3, National Journal's Major Garrett reported:
Obama told the groups what they had been dying to hear—that he was going to condemn House Republicans for inaction and set the most expansive legal course permissible to beef up border security, slow deportations of noncriminal aliens, and provide legal status to millions of undocumented workers—all by himself. ... Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration groups that between 5 million to 6 million adult illegal immigrants could be spared deportation under a similar form of deferred adjudication he ordered for the so-called Dreamers in June 2012.
Yesterday, Time Magazine's Alex Altman reported:
When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. ...It’s hard to pin down how many people this would cover; it would depend on how the administration crafts the order. But the numbers are substantial. According to the CBO, there are an estimated 4.7 million undocumented parents with a minor child living in the U.S., and 3.8 million whose children are citizens. Around 1.5 million undocumented immigrants are married to a U.S. citizen or lawful resident, but have been unable to gain legal status themselves.
And Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown adds today:
The president has suggested privately that he would not go as far as extending temporary protections to all 11 million undocumented immigrants who would have qualified under the Senate bill. Instead, he’s weighing how to provide relief to subsets of the population based on family ties, longevity in the country or employment background. It’s unclear where he’ll draw the line, but advocates expect him to go far based on his initial statements that he wants to max out his legal authority.
All of these actions would, of course, be a huge flip-flop for Obama who has been claiming for months that his June 2012 DACA program was the absolute legal limit of how far he could stretch his executive powers.

Of course this would not be the first time Obama flip-flopped on the extent of his executive immigration powers. For the first three years of his presidency he insisted he did not have the legal authority to end deportations unilaterally.

“This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is not true,” Obama told Hispanic journalists at a White House roundtable in November 2011. “The fact of the matter is there are laws on the books I have to enforce. And there is a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and comprehensive immigration reform passed by perpetuating the notion that somehow by myself I can just go and do these things.”

But Obama's June 2012 DACA order did exactly that: functionally turning the DREAM Act legislation into executive action reality.

Then in 2013, when activists pushed Obama to expand DACA, Obama insisted, "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws. That’s part of our tradition. And so the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws."

Why has Obama changed his mind on the limits of his executive power so many times?

Time's Altman explained:
Despite the short-term political consequences, in the long run a bold stroke could help cement the Democratic Party’s ties with the vital and fast-growing Hispanic voting bloc. And it would be a legacy for Obama, a cautious chief executive whose presidency has largely been shaped by events outside his control. In the case of immigration, he has the capacity to ease the pain felt by millions with the stroke of a pen.
Damn the rule of law. All glory to Obama's legacy and the Democratic Party's emerging majority.

If You’re Against This Illegal Invasion, Then You Hate Babies and Latinos  

You gotta love the Left. They sure know how to make the people who don’t drink their Kool-Aid look like el Diablo’s nasty sister.
For instance:

1. If you believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, then, according to them, you want to stone Elton John in a caliche pit and feed his gelatinous carcass to buzzards; and then use his cd’s for a heterosexual clay pigeon shoot.

2. If you think folks should have a legit ID before they vote, then you’d probably like to see slavery re-instated and you think Rosa Parks was a carpy wench.

3. If you say, or even think, Muslims were responsible for the attacks on 9/11, then you want to jumpstart a 21st-century Crusade and establish a Global Christian Theocratic, Iron-fisted Rule.

4. If you think chicks like Sandra Fluke should pay for their own damn birth control, then you want to cut off women’s clitorises, chain them to a hot stove and have them spit out babies ‘til they croak from exhaustion.

The beautiful thing about the Left is that they’ve trained the general public, via the public school system for the last four decades, to believe their blather; and thus anyone who disagrees with “them” is deemed by their ubiquitous foot soldiers to be the scourge of the earth.

Which brings me to their latest bunkum they’ve been bantering about, namely, if you aren’t cool with this tsunami of illegals then you must hate babies and Latinos. Yep, you are an infantophobe and a xenophobe and you must repent, you evil spawn of Satan.

Y’know, if it were just a bunch of nursing infants and their milking mamasitas that are pouring through the mesquite and prickly pear down on the Rio Grande, I might feel a little weird about wanting to send them back to their dreaded casa in their suck-ass country. But what I keep seeing, via the images that have slipped through the cracks of the heavily guarded media, is not a bunch of babies. That is, unless of course, the definition of “baby” has changed to include scruffy gangbangers who’re sporting more tats than a Maori warrior.

Another thing that’s difficult to swallow in their heavily invested and publicly foisted fairy tale is, according to law enforcement and white crackers like the “suspicious” Governor Rick Perry, if that is indeed his real name, is that these “poor babies and their mommies” have committed 8000 rapes and 3000 murders in the last five years in Texas alone. So, if we are to believe the Left regarding who’s coming over the border, then that sure is strange behavior for infants and their nursing moms.

US Schools Brace for Flood of Central American Immigrant Student

By Sandy Fitzgerald / Newsmax
At least 30,000 migrant Central American students are heading to classrooms across the country this fall, bring low levels of education that will bring down classroom averages, and overwhelm already struggling school districts, educators are warning.

The Obama administration announced earlier this month that some 30,340 foreign youths and children had been distributed, with the bulk, 4,280, remaining near where they crossed the southern border in Texas, reports The Daily Caller.

Other high numbers of students headed to Virginia, which received 2,234 youths, Maryland, with 2,205, North Carolina, with 1,191, and New Jersey, getting 1,504.

Even more students may be showing up in the classrooms, with more than 100,000 migrants being distributed nationwide.

In many cases, such students have "very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga., told The Dalton Daily Citizen. "They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer. Also, they, in most cases, cannot speak English or Spanish."

The students instead speak Mam or another language that is specific to their home regions, and Woodason said there is no way they can participate in U.S. history, biology, or other high school courses without special preparation.

By law, high school students may remain in school until they are 22 years old. Dalton officials have formed a "Newcomer Academy" at one school to help deal with the Central American students' challenges. To qualify, students must prove to be non-proficient in English and three years behind academically.

Education specialist Robin Hambly in Fairfax, Va., told The Washington Post  "teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but years below expected grade/achievement level." Early this year, her school district had 5,192 Central American students, up 22 percent since 2011.

And many of the students are facing more than just academic challenges, said Hamby.

The youths are escaping harrowing journeys to come north to escape lives filled with gang violence and poverty in their home countries, and are struggling.

"These kids were homesick and heartbroken," said Hamby.

"There's no way a [foreign] child is going to be able to come to school ready and able to learn if we don’t address some of the other issues they’re facing,” Debra Duardo, executive director for human services for the Los Angeles Unified School District, told the Chicago Tribune

But educators are finding that the foreign-born students are, in most cases, appreciative of their opportunity to learn and find a safe haven in America's classrooms.

"I haven't learned much here, but know with the school I will learn," Marlon, a 16-year-old Honduran who arrived in February, told the Tribune. The boy's name was withheld because of his age, and he now lives with relatives in the New Orleans area.

Speaking Spanish, Marlon said that so far, he hasn't "learned much here, but know with the school I will learn. I think it's good to learn English here. If the judge allows me to stay, I can get a job if I speak English, and opportunity."