Friday, October 31, 2014

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Voters around the country will head into Election Day prepared to end their love affair with Barack Obama. Republicans should be cautious in how they interpret the voters' mixed signals.

First, it is important to understand the president's delusions. A series of reports have come out that the White House believes Democrats should embrace the president. Never mind that only a month ago White House aides said the president would be fine if Democrats campaigned against him.

It appears the president is still taking it personally. One almost expects President Obama to announce publicly that these Democrats will deny him three times before the rooster crows on Election Day morning.

"He doesn't think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there," a White House official told the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty. But everything on the ground shows how much further the Democrats should have run away. In Kentucky, the Democrats' candidate Allison Grimes refuses to say if she voted for Barack Obama. In Colorado, both the Democrats' Sen. Udall and Gov. Hickenlooper look set for defeat. Both wrapped their arms around Obamacare, and now both are running from it as quickly as possible.

A very visible reminder of the President's baggage showed up in polling averages in the Georgia Senate race. Democrat Michelle Nunn outspent Republican David Perdue for most of the past month in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Polling showed her surge as David Perdue declined. Republicans nationally freaked out that they could lose Georgia. But that all changed on Oct. 22, 2012.

That day, President Obama went on V-103, the most popular radio station in Atlanta's black community. He urged voters to support Michelle Nunn. He said his agenda could not be carried out without Michelle Nunn in the Senate. On that day, Michelle Nunn's support in polling averages surpassed that of David Perdue.

The next day, Republicans began running ads with President Obama's statement. They coupled those ads with an earlier statement from Michelle Nunn that she would defer to the president on issues. Nunn's surge came to an end and gravity took over. In less than 48 hours from President Obama's radio appearance, David Perdue retook the lead in the polls.

As President Obama's support collapses and more national polls show even female voters want Republicans in charge of the Senate, Republicans should be careful how they interpret this development. Essentially, all the Republican leaders have done is say loudly "we are not Barack Obama."

Voters may not like the President's job performance, but they still largely like the president personally. Republicans would be wise to see voters more as spurned lovers hoping to make their boyfriend jealous. Republicans are being used by voters who desperately want to love Barack Obama again. Only it will not happen.

With the president headed into official lame-duck status, Democrats need to pin all the blame on him personally. Whoever the Democratic nominee is for 2016, they will run on a platform of what government can do for you. Consequently, as more Americans believe big government is a failure, Democrats must convince voters that it is Barack Obama, not government, who failed.

Republicans are just a useful pawn in this scheme. However, Republicans can capitalize on this. It has not gone unnoticed that, despite press reports on how awesome Obamacare is, people still deeply dislike it. Republican outside groups ran loudly in opposition to Obamacare, though Republican leaders rarely mentioned it. Showing Republicans are willing to engage in repeal of Obamacare would help them.

It should also be noted that the Republicans who have done best this year have been those who have run as actual conservatives. The small government message has worked for Republicans. Voters, right now, are willing to go GOP just to make Obama jealous. Republicans have an opportunity to keep the voters with them if they just govern as the small government conservatives they claimed to be on the campaign trail.
I know who I’m contacting for my next AK-47 variant. Vladimir Putin is stepping up Russia’s arms business in the wake of increased volatility throughout the Middle East. Apparently the Bond villain in Moscow realized that relying on America to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars – for a few spontaneously-combusting rocket engines – isn’t a good long-term strategy for Russian military funding.

Vlad has done a fairly decent job of rejuvenating Russia’s lagging arms sales business. And, let’s be honest, weaponry should be among the former Soviet Union’s largest export. Heck, the AK-47 is the world’s most widely recognized (and worshiped) firearm. But Putin isn’t exactly concerned with revenue… Or value. He’s a whole lot more concerned with how Russia’s arms transactions cement his position in geo-political relations.
 
Second only to America, Russia has roughly 26 percent of the global arms market. (That’s a lot of AK’s and T-72 tanks.) In 2013 the Kremlin raked in roughly 13 billion dollars by selling weapon technologies to nations like Iran, Syria, and China… So yeah, this is great news for the West. Right?

Russia has a strong interest in selling arms to the Syrian government. After all, Bashar Al Assad not only pays his bills on time (dictators tend to be a little obsessive compulsive about things like that), but he has helped to expand Russia’s influence throughout the unstable Middle East.

More importantly, Putin has seen an opportunity to strengthen his ties with both Syria and Iran as the Obama Administration trudges through improvised “strategies” to deal with the Islamic State. While Obama has been concentrating on his golf game, Putin has managed to strengthen Assad’s defense against an uprising, while simultaneously reinforcing his ties with Tehran. In short: While Obama has been pitching talking points, Putin has been selling guns.

And he’s not exactly selling them to people that like us.

Unfortunately, Putin’s growing clout in the Middle East is compounded by the Obama Administration’s penchant for relegating America to a peripheral character in world events. Obama’s foreign policy has been conducted with an apparent (and ignorant) belief that the rest of the world is currently pursuing peace and harmony with their neighbors and the international community.

Vladimir’s view of the world is, regrettably, more in line with reality: The world is a harsh place, full of conflicting national interests.

The Obama Administration is engaged as amateurs against a geopolitical Bond-villain… The Kremlin is waging a war of international manipulation against a feckless American administration intent on “leading from behind”.

Contrary to the insulated world of liberal-elite academics, the rest of the world does not conduct itself in accordance with the progressive notion of how it should behave. Obama Inc can pontificate, bloviate, and tweet all the platitudes they want; but in the end, nations willing to use force will be the ones that forge world events in the 21st century. And those just happen to be the nations that Putin hopes to sell some guns to in the coming years.

Russia’s Middle East customer base has become a staple in the Kremlin’s geo-political strategy. And, for good reason: They’re dependable customers, and their hatred for Western style democracy seems to be fueling the market’s demand.

U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid jihad terrorist attacks

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

When the Canadian government advised their military to hide their identities, I railed against such surrender. This is saying, We will respond to jihad attacks by curtailing our own activities and freedoms. This is cowardice. This is saying, We will walk around in fear of the jihadis instead of being resolute in defending ourselves against them. This is outrageous and sad and completely un-American on so many levels.

pattontankPost-America under Obama.

What would Patton say?

U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid jihad terrorist attacks(thanks to Robert Spencer), October 30, 2014
 
“Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter. Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department. Do not post any opposition to...


     
 
/ Jihad Watch
 
File photo of detainees sitting in a holding area at Naval Base Guantanamo BayThis is not surprising, since absolutely nothing was done at Guantanamo to disabuse these men of the beliefs that led them to wage jihad in the first place. Any such action would have been “Islamophobic.”

“Sources: Former Guantanamo detainees suspected of joining ISIS, other groups in Syria,” by Justin Fishel and Jennifer Griffin, FoxNews.com, October 30, 2014 (thanks to Arthur):
As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees released within the last two to three years are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned.
The development has cemented fears that the U.S. military would once again encounter militants taken off the battlefield.
The intelligence offers a mixed picture, and officials say the figures are not exact. But they are certain at least some of the released detainees are fighting with the Islamic State, or ISIS, on the ground inside Syria. Others are believed to be supporting Al Qaeda or the affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria.
A number of former detainees also have chosen to help these groups from outside the country, financing operations and supporting their propaganda campaigns.
Sources who spoke to Fox News were not able to provide the identities of the fighters.
Senior Defense and intelligence officials say the vast majority of detainees released from Guantanamo don’t return to the fight — and of those who do, relatively few have made it to Syria.
Of the 620 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay, 180 have returned or are suspected to have returned to the battlefield.
Of those 180, sources say 20 to 30 have either joined ISIS or other militants groups in Syria, or are participating with these groups from outside countries. Officials say most of those 20 to 30 are operating inside Syria.
The development underscores just one of many long-running complications for efforts to shutter Guantanamo Bay, a promise President Obama made within hours of taking the oath of office in 2009.
Nearly six years later, that effort has run aground, complicated by problems with relocating prisoners, by concerns about fighters returning to the battlefield and by Congress’ resistance to allowing any to be detained on the U.S. mainland.
A majority of the jihadists released to their home countries tend to stay and fight locally. Afghans who return to the battlefield, for instance, tend to stay in Afghanistan.
But these officials said the former detainees who have joined ISIS in Syria have migrated from the European and African countries which agreed to receive them from the United States.
Egypt and Tunisia, as well as six European countries, are among them.
Op-ed:
Sleeper Cells and Stealth Jihad Courtesy of Our Commander-in-Chief
By: Diane Sori

“I feel like my basic human rights have been violated.”
Kaci Hickox, Ebola exposed nurse who refuses to be quarantined

One by one they're waking up...sleeper cells via lone wolves are wrecking havoc the world over as ISIS marches forward. And our 'supposed' Commander-in-Chief drops weapons to them and then says...ooops wrong drop...yeah right...our military does NOT make that kind of mistake...unless they were deliberately given the wrong coordinates that is.

Sleeper cells...coming to life after laying low...now ordered to act...by Obama or his puppet masters perhaps...as terrorists acts are happening right here in America... acts of brutality done in the name of islam that Barack HUSSEIN Obama turns what amounts to a blind eye to. Sleeper lone wolf attacks like the Fort Hood Massacre, the naval yard shooting, the beheading of Colleen Hufford in Oklahoma, the ax-attack on NYC police officers, and the recent beheading of a Farmingdale, NY, woman that the media is keeping quiet on I might add. And we are also seeing terrorists attacks just across our northern border in Canada with the murders of two Canadian soldiers...Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was gunned down while standing watch at Parliament Hill's National War Memorial, and the targeted hit-and-run death in Quebec of another soldier...Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent...just two days before.

But the difference between the acts here in the U.S. and the acts that occurred in Canada is that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was quick to call these acts what they were..."brutal and violent acts of terror"...and said Canada will NOT be brought to its knees by these islamic savages..."We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated,"...while our most miserable excuse of a president hems and haws so as NOT to step on his brethren's toes and deems these acts done in America NOTHING but mere 'workplace violence'...'workplace violence' NO matter that Nidal Hassan was shouting "allahu akbar" as he gunned down 13 people at Fort Hood...NO matter that Alton Nolan yelled the same vile words as he snuck up behind Colleen Hufford and oh so cavalierly cut off her head.

Sleeper cells...and all who perpetrated these acts were radicalized muslim converts...savages living amongst us...muslim converts turning a now perceived weak America even weaker in the eyes of the world. And when you add in the in-your-face loyalties of Barack HUSSEIN Obama to those out to kill us all, who then had the audacity to say NOT a word about the little American 3-month old baby girl killed in Israel in an act of terror while at the same time having his administration issue an official statement that America “expresses its deepest condolences to the family” of another terrorist shot and killed by the IDF you know we are in serious trouble. Serious trouble as our allies now look at us as NOT to be trusted for how can we be when someone in this miserable administration publicly and on-the-record...and as such had to be authorized at a higher level...lobs insults at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that person...that coward who won't even show his face or give his name...has NOT been fired for insulting the leader of America's staunchest ally NOT only in the Middle East but in the world.

Sleeper cells waking up and now there's Obama-supported stealth jihad hiding in plain sight...ignored by the media for what it truly is as in the carefully calculated spread of islamic...of sharia law...within our country by means of activism and propaganda with the gradual under the radar infiltration of our schools (Common Core), our courts (sharia law used in adjudicating guilt or innocence), and our media through their twisting of facts to support the regime. Stealth jihad infiltrating the very fabric of our American society committed by those whose loyalties lie with Obama and the brethren instead of with the country they call home.

And now stealth jihad has NOT so silently affecting the health, safety, and welfare of the American people. Cases in point...the second nurse to contract Ebola who flew to Ohio NOT feeling well and then flew back to Texas knowing full well that she had Ebola...the doctor in NYC who suspected he was sick and chose instead to ride the subways, go bowling, and eat out at restaurants...and now nurse Kaci Hickox, the most vile of the vile, who refuses to stay in court-mandated quarantine saying her basic human rights have been violated. Caring about her rights and her rights alone NOT giving a damn about the possibility of her infecting those in her hometown as she now refuses even home quarantine.

Kaci Hickox...the CDC employee who was working with 'Doctors Without Borders' and who had just returned from Ebola-ridden Sierra Leone...the nurse who was recently released from now mandated hospital isolation and quarantine after the Obama White House pressured New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to release her. And proving Obama's hand is stirring the Ebola pot yet again is the fact that her lawyer...New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel...who helped secure Hickox's release was a recent guest at a White House state dinner...a bit too coincidental if you ask me.

Just three more weeks and she would have been free to go her own way yet this most narcissistic and selfish 'it's all about me' woman...a woman who now says she will sue over the infringement of her rights...took to her bicycle yesterday...ignoring the court-ordered home quarantine order...and peddled her way through her town's streets risking possibly infecting her neighbors as she has in NO way passed the 21-day incubation period. Just three more weeks out of her life to assure everyone she was Ebola-free yet none of that matters to her...typical of liberals who worship at the feet of the man who thought Ebola would be his October surprise...the man who is now finding out that surprise is coming back to bite him.

Stealth jihad both silent and loud is indeed occurring in plain sight but once again is being ignored for the most part by the media...as expected...for another act of stealth jihad has been committed by those who are the pawns connected to the tentacles of this most traitorous of administrations. This time occurring in the guise of Viet-Nam era traitor Secretary of State John 'Swiftboat' Kerry who knew damn well that his useless (I believe) anti-Semitic ketchup heiress of a wife had the foundation she chairs...the Heinz Endowment...fund a restaurant...the 'Conflict Kitchen' in Pittsburgh, PA...that is using food to 'educate'...she and he say...those that hate Israel..those that hate Jews.

NO I don't think so for wrapping sandwiches in anti-Israeli propaganda paper complete with quotes from Palestinians defending terrorism and opposing the existence of Israel printed upon them is anything but educating as it's a deliberate instigating of the call to jihad by the wife of the man...a representative of the U.S. government who supposedly is still trying to broker a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians...who is now outwardly supporting the very ones who want to wipe Israel off the map. Makes you wonder just how many other terrorist aligned organizations and groups this woman is now funding that her husband knows about...hmmm.

But sleeper cells awakening and stealth jihad happening here in America today is all par for the course for an administration...for a president...who will "stand with the muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

And Congress still won't impeach the man who is the root cause of it all...and that above all else is indeed the saddest, most pathetic, and most cowardly thing of all.

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.
obama bibi
Obama’s “leading from behind” is the very definition of chickenshit.

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

Obama’s stand down on...

     

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

/ Jihad Watch
 
ZehafBibeau
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

NEWSMAX


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

Bare Naked Islam

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...


     

Obama State Department: “Palestinians” who throw molotov cocktails at Israelis are not terrorists


Of course they’re not terrorists. After all, they’re not “right-wing extremists,” now, are they?

“Obama Admin: Palestinians Who Throw Molotov Cocktails at Israelis Are Not Terrorists,” Washington Free Beacon, October 27, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The Obama administration insisted Monday that a Palestinian killed by an IDF while attempting to throw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli civilians is not a terrorist.
The Palestinian, a teenager with U.S. citizenship, was shot Friday and buried wearing a green Hamas headband. The Obama administration said in a statement on Friday that it “expresses its deepest condolences to the family.”
At a State Department briefing today, Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked spokesperson Jen Psaki whether it is appropriate to offer “deepest condolences” to the family of someone killed while attempting to carry out an attack on civilians.
“There are reports … that [the Palestinian teenager] was throwing Molotov cocktails at cars on a highway, and I’m wondering, if that is the case, would you still have been so speedy in putting out a statement and offering your condolences to the family?” asked Lee. “The argument that is being made by some in Israel is that this kid was essentially a terrorist, and you don’t agree with that, I assume,” Lee continued.
“Correct, we don’t,” Psaki said. Lee then asked whether the fact that the teenager was buried wearing a Hamas headband was “of concern at all.” Psaki replied, “I just don’t have any more on this particular case.”

Report: Post Office allowed law enforcement to scrutinize 50,000 pieces of mail last year

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Electronic surveillance of digital communications is routinely in the headlines these days. But a report out this week from The New York Times reveals that Americans with privacy concerns should also be worried about government spying on old-fashioned snail mail.

According to reports, the U.S. Postal Service approved almost 50,000 requests from law enforcement agencies and its own mail-inspection wing to monitor Americans’ parcels for criminal investigations and national security concerns last year.

The information was obtained from the a 2014 audit conducted by the Postal Services inspector general, which Politico recently reported, as well as Freedom of Information requests filed by The Times.

Via a June Politico report:
The Office of Inspector General audit of so-called “mail covers” — orders to record addresses or copy the outside of all mail delivered to an individual or an address — found that about 20 percent of the orders implemented for outside law enforcement agencies were not properly approved, and 13 percent were either unjustified or not correctly documented.
Meanwhile, some of the safeguards set up to catch these shortcomings were missing: The Postal Service wasn’t regularly conducting the annual reviews required by federal rules.
While many Americans have abandoned so-called snail mail for most of their communications, the auditors found the Post Office issued 49,000 mail cover orders in the past fiscal year. And postal workers were often slow to stop recording and sending data on mail even after those orders expired: The audit found 928 covers considered “active” even though the orders for them had expired.

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Today, Wednesday, October 29th from 2 to 4pm EST on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on CPR Worldwide Media  http://radio.cprworldwidemedia.com/ Craig and Diane again welcome Mudar Zahran to the show. With the situation in Jordan becoming critical, regime change seems inevitable, and you know Obama's hand will be stirring the pot in the wrong direction. 

Pro-Israel Mudar Zahran...the secretary general of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition and leader of the Palestinians in Jordan...of course is NOT on Obama's radar. Mudar joins us today so you can hear what the Obama administration is deliberately ignoring.