Sunday, November 9, 2014

Holder tells Fast and Furious prosecutors to “kiss his ass” in released emails

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could “kiss my a**.”

If you had to boil down this administration’s relationship (or lack thereof) with the American people — with people in general — I think this best sums it up in one quick snapshot. Low-lives and thugs debasing the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, but most of all, the office of the President.

For as long as Obama has been President, his contempt for the American people has been palpable.

When millions of Americans...


     

Chairman of Joint Chiefs praises Israel, Obama State Dept contradicts him

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General Martin Dempsey pointed out that Israel had gone to “extraordinary lengths” to avoid civilian casualties among the “Palestinians.” Instead of agreeing with him or just letting it pass without comment, the State Department’s Jen Psaki actually contradicted Dempsey.

As Pamela Geller points out, “Gen. Dempsey’s opinion echoes another authoritative opinion by British Colonel Richard Kemp, who testified in front of the Goldstone committee (2009) after operation “Cast Lead” and determined that ‘the IDF did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone then any other army in the history of warfare…'”

But this fact is buried under tons of “Palestinian” jihad propaganda, eagerly disseminated by the mainstream media, the UN, and Western governments.

“State Department Spokeswoman Picks Another Fight with Israel,” by Bryan Preston, PJ Tatler, November 7, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
According to Haaretz, Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made some helpful and conciliatory comments toward Israel. The nation’s top military officer lauded Israel for going to “extraordinary lengths” to avoid civilian casualties during the latest round of fighting with the Palestinians.
Dempsey’s comments come after unknown figures within the Obama administration blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickensh*t” and a coward.
Relations between the U.S. and its ally, already shaky, were made shakier by those comments, and by the administration’s refusal to investigate who made the comments and reprimand them.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked to react to Dempsey’s diplomatic comments during today’s press conference, by the AP’s Matt Lee. Psaki had the choice of agreeing with Gen. Dempsey, refusing to offer an opinion, or disagreeing with him — the latter, carrying the possibility of opening up another argument with Israel.
Psaki chose the latter.
Lee asked Psaki to comment on whether the Obama administration believes that the Israelis lived up to their own “high standards” on civilian casualties.
Psaki undiplomatically replied, “It remains the broad view of this administration that they could’ve done more. And they shouldv’e taken feasible precautions to prevent more civilian casualties.”…
Priest: Israel 'Only Safe Place' for Christians in Middle East
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A Greek Orthodox priest told a United Nations panel about the horrifying plight of Christians in the Middle East and said Israel is the only place in the region where Christians can live in safety.

"The earth of the Middle East is soaked with the blood of Christians being killed daily," Father Gabriel Naddaf, who lives in Israel, told the U.N. Human Rights Council in testimony released Wednesday by UN Watch.

"Do you know that at the start of the 20th century, Christians comprised 20 percent of the population of the Middle East? Today they comprise only 4 percent.

"Over the past years some 100,000 Christians have been killed annually. And why? Not for a crime they've committed, but only for believing in Christ. Only due to their religion.

"Christians in the Middle East are marginalized, their rights denied, their property stolen, their honor violated, their men killed, and their children displaced."

Persecution has led to a massive exodus of Christians from the region. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Christian population of Iraq had been reduced by half, CNN reported. In Syria, one-third of Christians have fled the country.

"If we look at the Middle East, we realize there's only one safe place where Christians are not persecuted. One place where they are protected, enjoying freedom of worship and expression, living in peace and not subjected to killing and genocide," Naddaf said.

"It is Israel. The Jewish state is the only safe place where the Christians of the Holy Land live in safety."

A Jewish newspaper in the United States, the Algemeiner, reported that the Christian population of Israel has more than quadrupled since its independence in 1948, from 34,000 to 158,000 in 2012, and it is still growing.

The priest told the U.N. panel in Geneva: "Many in the international community have chosen to criticize Israel. This in my mind is a double crime, because by doing so, the international community helps those striving to annihilate the Jews, the Christians, the Druze, and the Yazidis for political ends."

Naddaf's testimony was released one day after the latest in a long series of atrocities carried out by zealous Muslims against Christians and other minorities accused of blasphemy.

On Tuesday, a mob in Pakistan beat a Christian couple to death and burned their bodies for allegedly desecrating a Koran.

Shama Masih, a pregnant mother of three, reportedly burned some papers belonging to her deceased father-in-law, and a Muslim co-worker claimed to have found burnt remnants of pages from a Koran.

A cleric in their Pakistani village told his community through loudspeakers to punish Shama and her husband Shehzad.

The mob dragged the couple out of their home and beat them to death before burning their bodies in a kiln, Reuters reported. But eyewitness accounts cited by CNS News asserted that the couple were beaten and then burned alive in the kiln.

Police claimed they arrested 44 people following the incident.

Christians make up about 4 percent of the population in Pakistan.
Obamacare is coming back to the Supreme Court. Today, the Court decided it would hear the new Obamacare challenge against health care subsidies that was originally argued in the D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals last summer in Halbig v. Burwell.

The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Jacqueline Halbig, but the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in King v. Burwell, which Guy noted would increase the chance of this case going back to the Supreme Court.

This is the case that will be heard.

Yet, after the 2014 elections, let’s do a recap of the case that’s now on the docket. Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor, gave a rundown of the case last summer:
The Halbig case challenges the massive federal subsidies in the form of tax credits made available to people with financial need who enroll in the program. In crafting the act, Congress created incentives for states to set up health insurance exchanges and disincentives for them to opt out. The law, for example, made the subsidies available only to those enrolled in insurance plans through exchanges "established by the state." 
But despite that carrot — and to the great surprise of the administration — some 34 states opted not to establish their own exchanges, leaving it to the federal government to do so. This left the White House with a dilemma: If only those enrollees in states that created exchanges were eligible for subsidies, a huge pool of people would be unable to afford coverage, and the entire program would be in danger of collapse.
Indeed, the Halbig plaintiffs — individuals and small businesses in six states that didn't establish state exchanges — objected that, without the tax credits, they could have claimed exemption from the individual mandate penalty because they would be deemed unable to pay for the coverage. If the courts agree with them, the costs would go up in all 34 states that didn't establish state exchanges, and the resulting exemptions could lead to a mass exodus from Obamacare.


BERLIN (AP) — Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday.

The 83-year-old accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to "triumphalism" after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the communist bloc a quarter century ago. The result, he said, could partly be seen in the inability of global powers to prevent or resolve conflicts in Yugoslavia, the Middle East and most recently Ukraine.

"The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it's already begun," Gorbachev said at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's iconic Brandenburg Gate.

Gorbachev called for trust to be restored through dialogue with Moscow, and suggested the West should lift sanctions imposed against senior Russian officials over the country's support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Failure to achieve security in Europe would make the continent irrelevant in world affairs, he said.

Gorbachev's comments echoed those of Roland Dumas, France's foreign minister at the time the Berlin Wall fell.

"Without freedom between nations, without respect of one nation to another, and without strong and brave disarmament policy, everything could start over again tomorrow," Dumas said. "Even everything we used to know, and what we called the Cold War."

President Barack Obama appeared to share some of Gorbachev's concerns for Europe, though he blamed Moscow for the current tensions.

Paying tribute to the East Berliners who pushed past border guards to flood through the Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, Obama said in a statement Friday that "as Russia's actions against Ukraine remind us, we have more work to do to fully realize our shared vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace."
 NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden says, “He died like a pussy”
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The former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says he doesn’t care if people believe him. “The most important thing that I’ve learned in the last two years is to me it doesn’t matter anymore if I am ‘The Shooter.’ The team got him,” Robert O’Neill said. “He died afraid, and he knew we were there to kill him. And that’s closure.”

CNN (h/t Pat Dollard)  “AC360″ obtained the audio interview from Quade, who conducted a series of interviews with O’Neill over the past 18 months. “Regardless of the negativity that comes with it, I don’t give a f***. We got him,” says O’Neill.

O’Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions, but he said he feared this mission would be his most difficult. He and other team members believed they would not return alive from the mission to get bin Laden. “Well, you have to go pump yourself up to go die. So we would talk about this,” O’Neill said.”…(It was a) group of guys who knew time on Earth was up, so you could be honest with each other. And we all accepted and nobody was afraid. It was really cool.”

He also said when he identified himself as the shooter to the families of 9/11 victims, they thanked him for closure.
 

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