Friday, July 18, 2014

IRAQ: Christians flee Mosul after ISIS ultimatum to convert or leave
Bare Naked Islam


Christians were fleeing Iraq’s jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse Friday after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country’s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said.

quote-submit-to-islam-and-be-safe-or-agree-to-the-payment-of-the-jizya-tax-and-you-and-your-people-khalid-ibn-al-walid-206179 Al-Arabiya  “Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil,” in the neighboring autonomous region of Kurdistan, Patriarch Louis Sako told AFP. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians.”

Witnesses said messages telling Christians to leave the city by Saturday were blared through loudspeakers from the city’s mosques Friday.


A statement dated from last week and purportedly issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group that took over the city and large swathes of Iraq during a sweeping offensive last month warned Mosul’s Christians they should convert, pay a special tax, leave or face death.

“We were shocked by the distribution of a statement by the Islamic State calling on Christians to convert to Islam, or to pay unspecified tribute, or to leave their city and their homes taking only their clothes and no luggage, and that their homes would then belong to the Islamic State,” Sako said.

The patriarch, who is one of the most senior Christian clerics in Iraq, and residents contacted by AFP said Islamic State militants had in recent days been tagging Christian houses with the letter N for “Nassarah”, the term by which the Koran refers to Christians.

The statement, which was seen by AFP, said “there will be nothing for them but the sword” if Christians reject those conditions.


Not a week goes by that I'm not called or emailed by hundreds of fans who believe we have a foreigner and Muslim in the White House. I've disagreed for six years now. We have to take our President at his word. He says he is a Christian, he attends church, so he is a Christian. So let's throw that theory away.

But I've met quite a few Christians who are both Marxists and radical Muslim sympathizers. It’s now clear that Obama is one of them. Why hide from it? It’s no crime. Obama should embrace the truth. Is he afraid Americans can't take the truth?

Let's start with the Marxist part. What defines a Marxist? Someone who believes in government control over the people. Someone whose obsession is income redistribution. Someone who dedicates his life to taxes, spending, debt, regulations and bureaucracy. Since Obama is the biggest spender in history, the biggest taxer in history, the biggest debt creator in history, and the biggest creator of regulations in history, it’s safe to say Obama is a Marxist. I go into much greater detail in my new book, The Murder of the Middle Class.

Now let’s deal with the Muslim sympathizer part. Obama's policies have led to crisis and chaos throughout the Middle East. His policies led to the Arab Spring. His policies have certainly hurt our friend and ally Israel. His approval rating in Israel at times has been close to zero. His policies have emboldened our enemies. His premature pullout from Iraq has led to the creation of a radical Islamic state. He is certainly overly sympathetic to Muslim causes. He rushes to defend Islam, yet never says a peep in defense of Christianity or Christians being persecuted around the world.

Obama himself may not be foreign, but his thinking is foreign to the average America.

My blue-collar butcher father taught me, "Don't listen to a man's words, watch his actions."

Americans are starting to wake up to this reality. A recent NBC poll showed Americans find Obama less trustworthy than Bush post-Hurricane Katrina. So let's look at a few of Obama's actions as President.
Barack and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

While the shirker in chief golfed and grubbed for money at closed-door celebrity fundraisers this week, his East Wing flak-catcher provided him cunning cover on the still-festering VA scandals.

Mrs. Obama flew to Los Angeles to declare a war or something on veterans' homelessness. At a summit with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, she said the neglect of our men and women in uniform, abandoned on the streets after returning from battle, should "horrify all of us."

Of course, vet homelessness is a shame, and it should be eradicated. But the timing of Mrs. Obama's remarks -- not to mention her glaring omissions -- is calculated cynicism on Louboutins.

President Obama's human deflector sprinkled her remarks with various anecdotes about vets struggling to get back on their feet. But not once in her 2,700-word speech did Mrs. Obama mention the horrifying stories of veterans neglected, abused, manipulated and crushed by corrupt VA bureaucrats under her husband's administration.

Instead, she spent the rest of the speech bragging about "my husband" launching this initiative and that program to do right by the vets.

Various federal agencies live-tweeted the event; Mrs. Obama's fan base oohed and aahed. And the Veterans Affairs media relations and social media tracking teams undoubtedly high-fived each other as they tallied up the positive press.

Meanwhile, more whistleblowers who will never gain Mrs. Obama's public sympathy or accolades gave damning testimony about the "culture of corruption" at the VA. One told Capitol Hill lawmakers about how her car was dented after she reported manipulation of veterans' benefits claims in Philadelphia. Others were put on leave or harassed. "Retaliation culture is a cancer," said Dr. Christian Head, who was investigating time-card fraud inside the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System.

A new report by the VA inspector general provided more details of how bureaucrats made pending benefits cases vanish and mishandled or intentionally lost paperwork related to claims in a mad attempt to reduce the 600,000-case backlog. Linda Halliday, an assistant inspector general, ticked off all the new targets of investigative probes: Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston and Little Rock, Ark.

Asked whether she believes in the integrity of data being supplied to her by VA officials, Halliday told the House Veterans Affairs Committee: "No. ... I don't want to say I trust them." Goodbye, hope and change. Hello, lying liars.

And how's this for horrifying: Yet another VA IG report released this week affirmed that the Baltimore VA "had inappropriately stockpiled about 8,000 documents" containing sensitive personal information and processed and unprocessed claims-related mail with the potential to affect benefits payments. "More than 9,500 documents and 80 claims folders lacked the oversight necessary to ensure timely claims processing," investigators said.
Translation: Feckless VA drones sat on their plump, worthless backsides while the desperate entreaties of our nation's best and bravest clogged their do-nothing desks.

The horrors of government ineptitude and malpractice are behemoth. The OIG also affirmed this week that the same kind of book-cooking happening across the country took place at Philadelphia VA offices. Staffers changed dates on old claims to make them look new. Whistleblowers exposed systematic document shredding and piles of veterans' unanswered correspondence stuffed in boxes and cabinets. Still to be probed: cherry-picking of claims to inflate performance; 32,000 unanswered electronic queries from veterans seeking information about their benefits claims; and duplicate payments being written off.

The first lady's Operation VA Scandal Distraction may have been a success for one day. But evasion-by-photo-op can't work forever.
Israel launches ground operation against Hamas in Gaza
/ Jihad Watch 
“The army said the aim of the operation is to protect Israeli lives and crush Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.” Good. Let’s hope that Obama doesn’t stop them before they have achieved these objectives.

“Israel launches ground operation in Gaza,” AFP, July 17, 2014:
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza late Thursday on the 10th day of an offensive to stamp out rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.
“Following 10 days of Hamas attacks by land, air and sea, and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation, the Israel Defence Forces (army) has initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip,” it said in a statement.
The army said the aim of the operation is to protect Israeli lives and crush Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
“The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continued indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’s terror infrastructure,” the statement said.
Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 to stamp out rocket attacks from Gaza and the army said the new operation will include ground and air assaults.
“This stage of operation ‘Protective Edge’, led by the IDF’s Southern Command, will include close coordination between IDF units including infantry, armoured corps, engineer corps, artillery, and intelligence combined with aerial and naval support,” it said.
“This effort will also be supported by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and other intelligence organisations,” the army added.
“In the face of Hamas’ tactics to leverage civilian casualties in pursuit of its terrorist goals, the IDF will continue in its unprecedented efforts to limit civilian harm,” it said.
At least 240 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes since July 8, many of them children, medics in Gaza said, with a NGO based in the coastal enclave saying 80 percent of the deaths are civilians.

Khalid Qaz: Eric Holder’s Justice Department Honors Al Qaeda Charity Fundraiser in Buffalo

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Eric Holder’s Justice Department Honors Buffalo-Based Al Qaeda Fundraiser, Director of Pakistani Spy Front Group Khalid Qazi, with Top Community Service Award. (thanks to Christian)

Why does the Obama administration continue to promote, collude, aid and abet our very worst enemies?

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“Justice Department Honored Al Qaeda Charity Fundraiser in Buffalo, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, July 17, 2014
Khalid Qazi, a man honored by the US Justice Department in Buffalo, has a long history of Islamic extremist activity including raising money for an Al Qaeda charity.
Ilya Feoktistov, APT’s Director of Research said New York District Attorney William Hochul gave the Justice Department’s highest award for community service to Khalid Qazi on June 5. At the ceremony, Hochul described Qazi as a man who “has done so much to break down the barriers between the Muslim community and law enforcement.”
But Feoktistov said, “U.S. Attorney William Hochul should be well-aware of Qazi’s background since his own Justice Department has investigated and prosecuted several of Qazi’s close associates, as well as helped shut down several groups that Qazi had worked with.”
Feoktistov said the APT video shows that Qazi is a founder and Senior Adviser of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, a group that Feoktistov says, “attempts to portray itself as...

NO other way to say it...Harry Reid is a moron

Harry Reid Criticizes GOP Plan Because Illegal Aliens Are Here ‘Legitimately’

by / Personal Liberty Digest
Harry Reid Criticizes GOP Plan Because Illegal Aliens Are Here ‘Legitimately’
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has made some ridiculous claims about the ongoing border crisis over the past week. On Tuesday, he told reporters that despite the thousands of illegal immigrants flowing into the country, he is certain the U.S.-Mexico border is secure. Reid then told fellow lawmakers that illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors did, in fact, come here legally.

Reid’s remarks came on the Senate floor Thursday in response to a demand from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that the Barack Obama Administration make drastic changes to its immigration policy.

The Texas Republican has asked lawmakers to oppose Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the border crisis unless language is included in the appropriations bill to halt the President’s 2012 order halting deportations of the illegal immigrant minors affectionately called Dreamers by the White House.

”What is causing this humanitarian crisis is that these children believe that they will be granted, in the future, amnesty. So this legislation directly solves that problem,” Cruz told reporters Thursday. “The only way to address this humanitarian crisis and to solve it, so we don’t have children being brutalized, is to remove the promise of amnesty that is causing these children to risk their lives and be entrusted to vicious drug dealers.”

Reid took the lead in Democratic attacks on Cruz’s proposed end to Obama’s amnesty.

“Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here,” Reid said on the Senate floor.

“What the junior senator from Texas (Cruz) said (is) we’re not going to do this unless we deport all these children who came here before, the so-called Dreamers,” Reid continued. “Once again we see there are no substantive solutions being offered by the Republican Party. Instead of doing something about these children who are at the border, they want to deport hundreds of thousands of the people who are already here.”

The argument between the two lawmakers indicated that polarization in Congress is making it increasingly unlikely that a legislative fix to the immigration crisis is forthcoming. Unfortunately for conservatives, many Democratic lawmakers have begun hinting that the President will attempt to tackle the problem unilaterally — a move that would likely include amnesty for hundreds of thousands of the so-called Dreamers and their family members.

“It’s important to understand that the president made it very clear to the Hispanic Caucus yesterday that Congress is not acting,” California Democrat Tony Cardenas told MSNBC Wednesday. “He let Speaker Boehner know many, many months ago to please go ahead and do something. He has not done it. And now’s the time for the president to act, and the president’s going to act shortly.”

The lawmaker said the President will use his executive “legal authority and latitude” to “give people some kind of status to the 11 million who are waiting to get some relief.”

“Not all of them,” he continued. “The power of the President cannot relieve all 11 million. But there are categories of 500,000 or a million that he can give some kind of temporary status to.”