Ted Cruz Sets His Own ‘Red Line In The Sand’: Congress Must Approve Any Iran Deal

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Senator Ted Cruz R-TX
Cruz Lays Down The Gauntlet To President Obama: Congress MUST Okay Any Iran Nuke Deal

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

Once again, Ted Cruz displays the type of leadership that is sorely lacking in the Oval Office right now.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, have filed an amendment (#1152) to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which would require affirmative Congressional approval of any Iranian nuclear deal before sanctions relief can occur.

“The Constitution makes clear that Congress must approve international agreements like the one President Obama is negotiating with Iran,” said Sen. Cruz. “A nuclear Iran is the single greatest threat to our national security and also poses an unacceptably high risk to Israel. Reviewing this deal and deciding whether or not to consent to it may well be the most important function of this Congress. It is not something that should be rushed, and it is imperative that, at the very least, the President obtain majority support for his deal from both Houses of Congress before moving forward.”

As currently written, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 would first require Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval and then require Congress to muster votes from two-thirds of each chamber to override a Presidential veto. What’s more, if Congress failed to act within a set timeframe, the deal would go into effect by default. This process gets the Constitution’s allocation of authority precisely backwards.

The Cruz-Toomey amendment would remove these options and restore a more proper process for Congress to exercise its Constitutional power. It would require President Obama to persuade a majority of Senators and Representatives to approve his deal before it goes into effect.

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Netanyahu Beats Obama ~or~ It’s Morning In Israel Again

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Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal. It’s morning in Israel, again. Benjamin Netanyahu defeated the left in his country AND ours. Netanyahu faced an insurgent left-wing party, likely because of his hard line against both Iran and President Obama’s horribly failed foreign policy. This is the first time the Israeli left came so close to coming back to full power in this post 9/11 world.   …Netanyahu’s Likud Party isn’t in such a strong position that it can control the whole government and seeing as how Israel is a Parliamentary system Netanyahu and Likud will now have to arrange a governing agreement with some of the lesser, left-wing parties. But the fact that Bibi pulled this out at the last second is also telling. Israel is not ready to hand leftists full power.

And let’s not forget that we reported how Obama not only was funneling taxpayer dollars overseas to Netanyahu’s opponents, but that Obama, himself was beginning to panic.

President Barack Obama despises Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with such immense passion that he has been covertly scheming to prevent the PM from being reelected in this upcoming Tuesday’s legislative election. He has been doing so by secretly funding those non-profit organizations in Israel that are actively attempting to dissuade the Israeli people from voting for Netanyahu. This unauthorized funding casts an extraordinarily pernicious light on Obama, especially given that we as a nation ought not to interfere with an ally nation’s election… This is why the president has ordered the non-profits to scrub anything from their websites that leads a trail back to him… The Senate believes [OneVoice, a group affiliated with Obama associates tried to influence the Israeli elections, and has launched] an investigation into whether or not Obama “aided OneVoice’s efforts to defeat Netanyahu via grants from the State Department.” We know for a fact that Obama’s State Department gave OneVoice a grant for $350,000. What we do not know, but that we suspect to be true, is whether the grant was issued specifically to help the non-profit thwart Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection efforts… We also know that back in 2010, Obama’s State Department issued a $999,715 grant to the Abraham Fund, which too is actively plotting to negatively affect Bibi’s chances of winning. ..

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Obama’s Next Step In “Fundamentally Transforming” America: Do Away With Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 Of The Constitution And Give It To The UN

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Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

Let’s see, President Obama has ripped the Separation of Powers clause in the Constitution by granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. He’s shredded the Advise and Consent clause by declaring the Senate in session, despite not having the power to do so. He did away with the Legislative clause by writing laws on his own when he changed the Affordable Care Act a whopping 24 times.

The list goes on, and on. In fact, Barack Obama has committed SIXTY-ONE separate violations against our Constitution, with some occurring many times over.

And now, he’s at it again. This time he wishes to cede our ability to enter into treaties with other countries to the United Nations. If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about the UN, then nothing does.

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution reads:

The President… shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur….

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday (Google link) that Secretary of State John Kerry is still upset about the open letter Sen. Tom Cotton (R – Ark.) wrote last week that was signed by 46 other Republican senators arguing that it was Congress’ role to review treaties.

Mr. Kerry said on Saturday in Egypt that these American lawmakers were “wrong.”

“It is almost inevitable it will raise questions in the minds of the folks with whom we’re negotiating as to whether or not they are negotiating with the executive department and the president, which is what the constitution says, or whether there are 535 members of Congress,” Mr. Kerry told reporters in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“Let me make clear to Iran…that from our point of view, this letter is incorrect in its statements,” he added. “As far as we are concerned, the Congress has no ability to change an executive agreement.”

It strikes me as odd that Kerry is doubling down on his non-binding argument. An executive agreement is not binding, unlike a treaty, and therefore not subject to Congressional review. It’s also odd that he claims, “as far as we are concerned.”

Shouldn’t the Constitution be the standard by which the Republican claims are judged? Finally, there’s Kerry’s famous declaration at the time the Joint Plan of Action was signed in November 2013 that the agreement was not based on trust. So if the agreement is not based on trust and it’s non-binding what “mechanism” will there to be verify that Iran isn’t overtly or covertly pursuing an illicit nuclear program?

More and more I’m convinced that Cotton’s reason for writing the letter was to smoke out the administration on this point.

It wasn’t unknown that the administration was portraying the emerging agreement with Iran as “non-binding.” Armin Rosen of Business Insider, for example, suggested this a week before Kerry and other administration officials admitted it. The problem of course with the administration’s position is, as Rosen wrote last week:

The US wouldn’t have a firm legal obligation to uphold the agreement, so Iran would have a built-in reason to assume American bad faith and push the limits of a future deal. In other words, without a legal guarantee on the US side, compliance with an agreement is potentially diluted Tehran’s side as well — and remember, this is a regime that hid the existence of two secret nuclear facilities and operated 20,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges in defiance of repeated UN Security Council resolutions.

One problem with Kerry’s harping on the Cotton letter is that it reinforces the weakness of the agreement that the United States is negotiating with Iran. The other problem is that despite the administration’s claim that the deal it is negotiating is non-binding, there is an effort to make this deal binding – on the United States.

The Cotton letter not only elicited a response from the administration, it elicited a response from Iran. After the letter was publicized, Iran’s foreign minister and nuclear negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a response on Iran’s foreign ministry website, leaking an important detail about the negotiations. (For some reason this leak did not elicit an outraged response from the administration about not negotiating in public.)

He [Zarif] emphasized that if the current negotiation with P5+1 result in a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it will not be a bilateral agreement between Iran and the US, but rather one that will be concluded with the participation of five other countries, including all permanent members of the Security Council, and will also be endorsed by a Security Council resolution.

The Security Council gambit leaked by Zarif and apparently other sources prompted Sen. Bob Corker’s letter released Thursday, which called out the administration for bypassing Congress.

There are now reports that your administration is contemplating taking an agreement, or aspects of it, to the United Nations Security Council for a vote. Enabling the United Nations to consider an agreement or portions of it, while simultaneously threatening to veto legislation that would enable Congress to do the same, is a direct affront to the American people and seeks to undermine Congress’s appropriate role.

Corker pointed out that various senior administration officials had promised to take any deal to Congress, so in addition to the “affront to the American people,” the administration is going back on its word.

(About the same time Corker released his letter, Reuters reported that the P5+1 powers were negotiating with Iran to lift the U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed on Iran for breaching its Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty obligations and failing to come clean about its past nuclear research to the International Atomic Energy Agency.)

Corker wasn’t the only Republican to object to administration’s plan of bringing the agreement to the U.N. Security Council, and, at first the National Security Council (NSC) pushed back against these reports, as Jennifer Rubin observed. Rubin cited BuzzFeed, which carried the NSC denial.

The U.S. has “no intention” of using the United Nations to lock into place any potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

The United States will not be “converting U.S. political commitments under a deal with Iran into legally binding obligations through a UN Security Council resolution,” Bernadette Meehan, spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, said in a statement emailed to BuzzFeed News.

But then over the weekend Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, in a letter to Corker, no longer pretended that Security Council would not be involved.

(I am no lawyer, but I think that Jack Goldsmith gives McDonough and the administration way too much credit here. The implication of the letter is that you dance to our tune or risk undermining the careful diplomacy we’ve carried out. I find the David Rivkin-Lee Casey analysis here, even without reference to the McDonough letter, a lot more convincing.)

The administration’s incoherent response to the Cotton letter suggests that it wasn’t ready for the Security Council gambit to be revealed. It looks like Kerry and other administration sources, hoping to evade the issue, used the “non-binding” defense to say that the administration is not negotiating a treaty.

Then apparently the NSC tried to say that the Security Council would not play a role but no one believed the argument, so McDonough played it straight. Why Kerry is still fixated on the Cotton letter, I have no idea. My best guess is that he’s hoping to distract people from thinking too much about the implication of McDonough’s admission.

The game Iran is playing is that it wants the P5+1 nations (the P5 nations being the five permanent members of the Security Council) to revoke all six Security Council resolutions finding Iran in breach of its NPT obligations and imposing sanctions in response to its bad behavior. With this “get of jail free” card, Iran will turn to the United States and demand that Congress lift the sanctions it passed. I have little doubt that whatever lip service McDonough now pays to “Congress making its own determinations” about a deal will be gone if and when the Security Council lifts the sanctions. If Congress remains unconvinced of Iran’s reformed behavior, the administration will tell Congress that “if congressional action is perceived as preventing us from reaching a deal, it will create divisions within the international community,” just as it is doing now.

Intentionally or not I think that McDonough gave away the game when he wrote, “We agree that Congress will have a role to play – and will have to take a vote – as part of any comprehensive deal. As we have repeatedly said, even if a deal is reached, only Congress can terminate the existing Iran statutory sanctions.”

The administration doesn’t see Congress as a partner in these negotiations. Tom Cotton’s letter forced that out. That is why they still haven’t forgiven him. Meanwhile, those who aren’t distracted by the administration’s feigned outrage, are starting to figure out the scope of the administration’s capitulation to Iran.

Read the full story here.

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Echos Of Churchill: 20 Best Quotes From Bibi’s Speech To Congress 2015

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Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress March 3 2015

 

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

Awesome speech by an awesome world leader.

20. For those who believe that Iran threatens the Jewish state, but not the Jewish people, listen to Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, Iran’s chief terrorist proxy. He said: If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world.

19. Iran’s regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. The 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were but a fraction of the 60 million people killed in World War II. So, too, Iran’s regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world.

18. Just last week, near Hormuz, Iran carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. That’s just last week, while they’re having nuclear talks with the United States. But unfortunately, for the last 36 years, Iran’s attacks against the United States have been anything but mock. And the targets have been all too real.

17. Iran took dozens of Americans hostage in Tehran, murdered hundreds of American soldiers, Marines, in Beirut, and was responsible for killing and maiming thousands of American service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.

16. …two years ago, we were told to give President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif a chance to bring change and moderation to Iran. Some change. Some moderation… Rouhani’s government hangs gays, persecutes Christians, jails journalists and executes even more prisoners than before.

15. Last year, the same Zarif who charms Western diplomats laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I’d like to see someone ask him a question about that.

14. Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.

13. In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone. So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.

12. The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs. We must always remember — I’ll say it one more time — the greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.

11. According to [Obama’s Iran] deal, not a single nuclear facility would be demolished. Thousands of centrifuges used to enrich uranium would be left spinning. Thousands more would be temporarily disconnected, but not destroyed… Because Iran’s nuclear program would be left largely intact, Iran’s break-out time would be very short — about a year by U.S. assessment, even shorter by Israel’s.

10. The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, said again yesterday that Iran still refuses to come clean about its military nuclear program. Iran was also caught — caught twice, not once, twice — operating secret nuclear facilities in Natanz and Qom, facilities that inspectors didn’t even know existed.

9. Iran’s Supreme Leader says that openly. He says, Iran plans to have 190,000 centrifuges, not 6,000 or even the 19,000 that Iran has today, but 10 times that amount — 190,000 centrifuges enriching uranium. With this massive capacity, Iran could make the fuel for an entire nuclear arsenal and this in a matter of weeks, once it makes that decision.

8. My long-time friend, John Kerry, Secretary of State, confirmed last week that Iran could legitimately possess that massive centrifuge capacity when the deal expires… Now I want you to think about that. The foremost sponsor of global terrorism could be weeks away from having enough enriched uranium for an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons and this with full international legitimacy… And by the way, if Iran’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program is not part of the deal, and so far, Iran refuses to even put it on the negotiating table. Well, Iran could have the means to deliver that nuclear arsenal to the far-reach corners of the earth, including to every part of the United States.

7. This deal won’t be a farewell to arms. It would be a farewell to arms control. And the Middle East would soon be crisscrossed by nuclear tripwires. A region where small skirmishes can trigger big wars would turn into a nuclear tinderbox.

6. If Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let it act like a normal country.

5. Now we’re being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That’s just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.

4. Ladies and gentlemen, history has placed us at a fateful crossroads. We must now choose between two paths. One path leads to a bad deal that will at best curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions for a while, but it will inexorably lead to a nuclear-armed Iran whose unbridled aggression will inevitably lead to war. The second path, however difficult, could lead to a much better deal, that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclearized Middle East and the horrific consequences of both to all of humanity.

3. My friend, standing up to Iran is not easy. Standing up to dark and murderous regimes never is. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, “never again.”

2. But I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.

1. We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves. This is why — this is why, as a prime minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.

As Edmund Burke wrote: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

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Charlie Daniels: Guns, Not Jobs Is The Way To Deal With ISIS

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Hat/Tip to CNSNews.com.

Charlie Daniels is a Great American. He unabashedly supports our troops, the United States, truth justice and the American way. Here is his latest Op-Ed in its entirety.

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Guns, Not Hot Air and Rhetoric – the Only Answer to the ISIS Problem

By Charlie Daniels

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Photo posted to a militant website June 14th, 2014, allegedly showing fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) aiming at captured Iraqi soldiers (AP Photo).

If anybody has ever asked for a no holds barred, no rules of engagement, kill or be killed war it is the bunch of bloodthirsty radical Islamic crazies who call themselves The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS or The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. Levant also encompasses Israel.

They have done things that should remove any of the usual restraints practiced by civilized nations; they are inhuman demons, completely sold out to the powers of darkness and should be annihilated down to the last man standing – no prisoners taken.

They do not deserve a second chance, diplomacy or reprieve, they don’t deserve consideration because of a deprived childhood or being brought up in prejudiced surroundings, as Marie Harf at the State Department suggested, they crossed over the line between men and mad dogs when they decided to choose a side which buries children alive and burns human beings in cages, but then she missed the mark completely when she said , “We cannot kill our way out of this war.”

Tell that to Gen. George S. Patton.

Our president lacks the cajones to admit it, but they are following the early teachings of the Islamic religion. Therefore, Islamic terrorists who want to bring about a catastrophic world war that they believe will bring on the 12th or “hidden” Imam – also known as the Mahdi, depending on the branch of Islam – and a new Caliphate, which will signal the advent of Muslim dominance. And Islam will rule the world, putting all those who refuse to convert to the sword.

They are not only Islamic terrorists. They are Islamic conquerors, seizing and controlling large swaths of Middle Eastern territory and coldly killing off those who practice any religion other than the strict sect of Islam they embrace, complete with Sharia Law and the right to kill, on sight, Jews, Christians and Muslims of a different persuasion.

When the world is confronted with this kind of evil, new rules – or actually – no rules should come into play, because you cannot defeat this caliber of evil in traditional ways. The USA, and whoever else in the world has the good sense and courage to join us, has to loose our most elite troops with our most advanced weapons into the infested areas, root them out and destroy them, their weapons and their cyber and social media abilities.

It cannot be done with air power alone. These dogs are going to have to be pursued into the middle of populated areas, and there will be collateral damage. Our troops are humane and will avoid as much of it as possible, but the job cannot be done without collateral damage.

Another thing that would have to happen is for Obama, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi and Jarrett to get back out of the way and let a seasoned combat commander, with a lot of experience in urban warfare, completely control the deployment, method and movement of troops.

Our guys are the best, and if left alone without any of Washington’s pc interference, they can get the job done.

We could definitely use a coalition of partners who are willing to actually get their hands dirty, who would actually get involved with the shooting part of the effort, but the paper coalition Obama claims to have put together, with a couple of notable exceptions, are basically nothing more than fodder for conversation. It sounds good to say we have a coalition of 60 nations.

I believe the reason we have so much trouble putting a real meaningful and effective coalition together is because the world no longer trusts us. They are afraid that we’d walk out on them before the job is finished. Now who can blame them?

But if they could be assured that we would stay the course, I believe we would have many partners, because every civilized nation on earth wants ISIS destroyed.

We need people with guns, not diplomats with hot air and rhetoric, who “roundly condemn the inhuman actions of ISIL,” and respond to their horror by conferences and endless meetings, never devising a strategy or reaching a conclusion.

The only answer to the ISIS problem is to fight fire with a hotter fire. America has the means to make this happen.

And I think we all know what the obstacle is.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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Meanwhile Back At The State Department……

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Dude, your harshing the state departments’s mellow!

Following up on my last two posts involving “James Taylor Gate”, the scandal that has weakened us in the eyes of our European allies, I decided to pay a visit to the State Department.

What is going on at the State Department? What type of internal culture does it have?  Who in their right mind thought that sending James Taylor to Paris was an act of smart diplomacy.  I was determined to find the answers.

As I drove up to the State Department the first thing I noticed was that someone had left cake out in the rain.

“Shame” I said to myself.  “It probably took so long to bake it and no one’s ever going to have that recipe again.”

Once inside the State Department I was greeted by spokeswoman Jen Psaki who would be my tour guide.

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Hi I’m Jen. I’ll be your damn guide. As me any damn question you want

 

I took note of the casual dress code.  Most people were wearing jeans and tie-dyed t shirts. Someone had written the words “Love Mankind.  Spock was right” on the wall

“I want to meet Secretary Kerry.  I want to ask him some questions” I told her.

Her eyes narrowed.  She became agitated and spoke.

“Hey man, you don’t talk to the Secretary!” she exclaimed, “You listen to him. The man’s enlarged my mind. He’s a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he’ll… uh… well, you’ll say “hello” to him, right? And he’ll just walk right by you. He won’t even notice you. And suddenly he’ll grab you, and he’ll throw you in a corner, and he’ll say, “Do you know that ‘if’ is the middle word in life? I mean I’m… no, I can’t… I’m a little woman, I’m a little woman, he’s… he’s a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas…”

She then began running her hand up and down the wall while softly repeating, James Taylor will bring peace……James Taylor will bring peace.”

She was silent for awhile.  I thought maybe she had a stroke.  Then she looked me right in the eye and said, Would you like to try my tea?”

“Well okay but can I meet the Secretary after that?”

“Oh you will” she giggled.  “Drink my tea.  It’s not like the tea that mother gives you that won’t do anything at all.”

I drank the tea and I must say it was delicious.

“Now can I see the Secretary?

“You will, once the tea hits your bloodstream and men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go.”

I started to feel dizzy and sat down.

“You’ll like what you see” Ms. Psaki said.  “Come on over to the other side.”

The next seven hours were difficult to remember as I was hallucinating.  At one point I remember seeing John Kerry standing over me, wearing spandex and wind surfing.

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One of my more disturbing hallucinations.

 

“When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead and the white night is talking backwards and the red queen’s off with her head remember James Taylor!  James Taylor!” he said to me before morphing into beloved character actor Fred Gwynne and riding off to heaven on a Harley.

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I left the cake out in the rain.

 

And this was one of my least disturbing hallucinations…

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Feed your head!

 

I woke up in Psaki’s office. She and fellow State Department spokeman Marie Harf were dancing around me.

When they noticed I was awake they stopped dancing.

“You’re one of us now” said Psaki.

“Go spread the word that the State Department is groovy” Harf told me.

And so I left, wiser and sadder.  Now I know why they thought it was a good idea to send James Taylor to France.

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Thousands of Frightened Parisians Flee Scene Of James Taylor Concert……Or This Is Too Good For Just One Post

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We’re killing them, James! The Frenchies love us!

Yesterday I bravely reported on the James Taylor, Herman Munster John Kerry concert in France.  (Somebody has to. God knows the American press won’t.)  Tomorrow I will write about my undercover experience at the State Department.

Today’s post will be devoted to the tragic aftermath in Paris.  The panic. The rioting.  The looting.  The destruction.

“Eet was like zee revolution” said one frightened Parisian.

Zee people run.  They flee! We set up barricades in the streets. We shoot. We sing patriotic songs.  All to stop zee Hermun Munster from hugging us.

If the sight of an aging American recording artist wasn’t enough to scare the French, Secretary of State Kerry then proceeded to hug anyone close to him.

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I’m an ambassador. Trust me. You’ll like my hug.

After the first couple hugs the panic started.  The Parisians, not knowing when the madness would end or if Munster Kerry planned to hug all of them, ran towards the exits.

“It was like that scene in the blob” said an American reporter.

You know, where they all run screaming out of the theater, frightened for their lives? It was the same thing. Thousands of Frenchman ran down the street, screaming, not daring to look back lest Kerry be gaining on them.

Indeed in the initial panic mothers became separated from their children, never to see them again.

“My child!  My son!” sobbed one desolate mother.  “I can only assume Kerry grabbed him and hugged him.”

Cars were overturned to use as barricades against the hugging menace from New England. Guns were passed around as patriotic songs were sung and the French flag was raised on makeshift flagpoles.  The national anthem, with special lyrics, was sung:

Let’s go children of the fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us the Hugger’s
Bloody flag is raised!

Frenchmen, for us, oh! what an insult!
What emotions that Hugger must excite!

Everyone is a non-hugger to fight you,
If they fall, our young heros,
France will make more,
Ready to battle you!

Seeing the tumult that he had created, Munster Kerry stopped hugging captured Frenchman and prepared to leave Paris by a helicopter on the roof of the American embassy.  As seen in this photo a man, presumably Munster Kerry, reaches out to help American embassy workers onto the helicopter.

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All are welcome in the helicopter. Except for low level workers.

“It was pure chaos” said one of the lucky ones to escape.

There wasn’t room for everyone.  Luckily I was a high level employee and one of the last ones to get on the helicopter.  But I had to kick a cook in the face who was clinging to the door trying to get in.  I felt bad until I remembered he was a low-level employee.  I hope he finds safety before the French tear him to pieces.  God have mercy on his soul!

As the helicopter flew away Munster Kerry addressed those in the helicopter:

See. I told you the French would love James Taylor.  All they needed was a good hug.  Oh, and any embassy employees who didn’t fill ou their time sheets before leaving doesn’t get paid.

In a related note, it has been announced that President Obama is flying Dolly Parton to Dublin to sing “I will always love you”

President Obama will always love you Ireland, as long as Irish Americans vote Democrat

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In Display of Solidarity President Obama Sends James Taylor to Paris

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Have any of you Frenchies seen Carly Simon?

A week after the tragic terrorist attacks that left 17 Frenchmen dead, and with criticism mounting over his absence at the unity march that attracted world leaders, President Obama proved how serious he is about the transatlantic partnership by having singer/songwriter James Taylor sing for the still-grieving nation.

“I want to French people to know that even if none of those killed were black, I still think this was a serious man-caused workplace violence event” said the President from his golf cart.

From the moment I first heard the news I have been pondering what I can do to show the French people how much they mean to me. At first I thought of sending Jerry Lewis since I’ve heard the frogs, I mean the French, love him.  When he was unavailable I thought of sending Matt Damon and Leonardo Di Caprio but I need both of them here on my science council. They do important work fighting climate change. Finally I hit on James Taylor.  He’s from the ’70s people.  I want the French to know they’ve got a friend.

Arriving in Paris Taylor was greeted by Secretary of State John Kerry and the duo were driven to the presidential Elysee Palace where Taylor proceeded to sing.

At first the French were mystified and polite.

“Eez it zee Jerry Lewis?” asked one Parisian.

After singing the song in English Taylor was provided a French translation of “You’ve Got a Friend” prepared by none other than the French-speaking Francophile ambassador John Kerry himself.

Unfortunately Kerry’s translation was a little off and instead of singing “You’ve Got a Friend” Taylor sang “I want to touch your teenage daughters sexually.”

Enraged by what they perceived as Taylor and Kerry’s disrespect of their teenage daughters they stormed the stage and beat the two unconscious.

Moments after the pair were carried off the stage ISIS took credit for the beatings.

“James Taylor deserves to be beaten for being an infidel. Also he left Carly Simon.

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This woman is no longer married to James Taylor

 

 I mean what kind of man give up that fine piece of ass?”

When informed of the beatings, President Obama vowed that it would not hurt the strong bond between the United States and France and promised to send Barbara Streisand to Paris to mend fences.

“She’s my point man on relations with the white man.”

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What If The World Held A Rally Condemning Radical Islam And The United States Didn’t Show Up?

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World Leaders Attend Rally Condemning Radical Islamic Terrorism, US Conspicuously Absent

Hat/Tip to Christine Rousselle at TownHall.com and Nickarama at WeaselZippers.

Remember back in 2006 when he penned these words about Muslims?

“…they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. – Barack Obama, from The Audacity of Hope, p. 261.

Yes, he wrote them (well THAT is still up for debate), but none-the-less those are our President’s words.

And yes, he was speaking about feelings towards Muslims in the United States following the 9/11 terror attacks. But one can’t help but wonder if he also feels that way in a broader sense of the word.

It’s not in dispute that Radical Islamic Extremists committed a cowardly, savage terror attack on a French magazine, killing 12 people because of some cartoons. And it’s also not in dispute that the world views this act with the same repulsion and horror that all other atrocities committed in the name of allah are viewed.

So when world leaders decided to give a show of support to the French people, and denounce Radical Islamic Terrorism; who doesn’t show up?

You guessed, the United States of America had NOT ONE high-ranking official there to join in the rally.

So are these similar “political winds” that Obama wrote of? Is this his way of standing with the Muslims – by NOT participating in the Unity Rally in France?

Today, a large “Unity Rally” occurred in Paris to condemn the atrocities that occurred in the city earlier this week. The rally was attended by thousands, including French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Notably absent? Any major official from the United States, including Attorney General Eric Holder, who was in Paris for a terrorism summit.

The New York Daily News had this to say:

The U.S. did send Attorney General Eric Holder to attend a pre-march terrorism summit convened by French President Francois Hollande.

Holder, 63, joined with Hollande in condemning the recent Paris attacks in the strongest possible terms and said the U.S. will hold another terrorism summit in D.C. in February.

But his support apparently stopped there — because he wasn’t seen at the emotional “Je Suis Charlie” rally afterward that attracted 1.3 million. Across France, nearly 4 million people turned out in similar demonstrations.

As chanting spectators filled the Place de la Republique, the only U.S. dignitary present was the U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley.

Well, maybe President Obama and Vice President Biden were so busy attending to matters of State that they couldn’t get away…

Fine, let’s check. From the White House’s own website, whitehouse.gov, here is President Obama’s schedule for January 11th:

 

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Having trouble reading that? Well, here is a close-up view of his schedule as posted on the official White House website:

 

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Well, let’s give Vice President Biden the benefit of the doubt on this, and see what important matters he was tied up with, once again we’ll check with whitehouse.gov for his schedule:

biden schedule january 11

And once again, that’s a bit hard to read, so let’s zoom in:

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So both of them had open schedules.

Hmmm….

Here’s how the New York Daily News is presenting this whole fiasco…

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ISIS Calls For World-Wide Jihad: Releases Tape Calling For All Muslims to Murder All Non-Muslims

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Hat/Tip to D.C. Clothesline and Pamela Geller.

Hey, they’re just following the Qur’an:

  • “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” (8:12)
  • “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” (9:5)
  • “Those who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow the truth from their lord.  Thus does Allah set forth form men their lessons by similitude.  Therefore when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners. But if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.” (47: 3-4)
  • Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. (2:191)
  • Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood. (9:123)
  • Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax. (9:29)
  • Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable. (3:85)
  • The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them. (9:30)
  • Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam. (5:33)
  • The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque. (9:28)
  • Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies. (22:19)
  • The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them. (8:65)
  • Muslims must not take the infidels as friends. (3:28)
  • Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels (8:60)

I could go on, but I think you get the picture. So if Islam is the religion of peace, then why are they calling for all Muslims world-wide to murder all the infidels (anyone who isn’t a Muslim)?

The reason the Islamic State is so free to call Muslims to kill is because they have the book, the theological and religious imperative to do so.

They are confident because they conquer in the cause of Allah.
And their contempt for our weakness is blatant, they call John Kerry “the old uncircumcised geezer” and Obama “the mule of the Jews” while ridiculing him for his ridiculous platitudes about Islam.

“ISIS audio urges attacks on ‘unbelievers’ in Canada,” CBC, September 22, 2104 (thanks to Sharia Unveiled)
Coalition members among those targeted in latest ISIS propaganda speech

In an audio recording distributed widely on social media Sunday, Islamic extremist group ISIS urged attacks on civilians in member countries of the U.S.-led coalition opposed to their violent spread through areas of Syria and Iraq.

In the nearly 42-minute long meandering propaganda speech uploaded to Twitter, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani encourages Muslims to kill “disbelievers” in countries, including Canada, currently supporting American and French-backed military action against the group in Iraq “in any manner.”

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, seen in this image grab taken from a video on July 8, 2012, issued fresh threats against Westerners in a speech released on audio. (CBC)

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” said Adnani.

The Canadian government is undeterred by these threatening ISIS recordings.

In a statement released Sunday evening, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s spokesman condemned the recording and said Canada will continue to support efforts to defeat ISIS.

“ISIS represents a threat not just to stability in the Middle East, but to global security,” said Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s director of communications.

“We will continue to work with allies to push back against this threat. Like our allies we will not be cowed by threats while innocent children, women, men and religious minorities live in fear of these terrorists.”

The Canadian government has not said whether it views the recording as authentic, but the French government appeared to be treating it as authentic, as did SITE, a Washington based think tank that analyzes terrorist groups.

The Harper government has taken a hardline against ISIS. Last week Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird compared the fight against ISIS to the struggles against communism and fascism.

ISIS has been setting itself apart from previous terror groups by their social media savvy.

Unlike other terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS has established a widespread presence on social networks, using highly produced videos and audio recordings in an effort to recruit new fighters from abroad and intimidate those opposed to their murderous agenda.

In his statement, Adnani mocked Western leaders over their deepening military engagement in the region and said U.S. President Barack Obama was repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“If you fight it (Islamic State), it becomes stronger and tougher. If you leave it alone, it grows and expands. If Obama has promised you with defeating the Islamic State, then Bush has also lied before him,” Adnani said, according to the transcript.

Obama, who has spent much of his tenure extracting the United States from Iraq after its costly 2003 invasion and occupation, is sensitive to charges that he is being drawn into another long campaign that risks U.S. soldiers’ lives.

While Obama has ruled out a combat mission, military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require greater use of U.S. troops, including tactical air strike spotters or front-line advisers embedded with Iraqi forces.

Adnani also condemned Saudi Arabia, whose senior Muslim clergy have denounced Islamic State and whose ruling royal family has joined other Arab states in a pledge to tackle militant ideology as part of a strategy to counter the group.

Adnani slammed Western inaction over the conflict in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have been embroiled in a three-year-old civil war with mainly Sunni Muslim fighters. He said the West had “looked the other way” when barrel bombs were dropped and chemical weapons were used against Muslim civilians.

“So know that – by Allah – we fear not the swarms of planes, nor ballistic missiles, nor drones, nor satellites, nor battleships, nor weapons of mass destruction,” he said.

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More of John Kerry’s Amatuer “Statesmanship”

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Hat/Tip to CNS News.

Secretary of State John Kerry commented on the upcoming end to the cease fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian forces, saying that Russia should “literally” disarm said pro-Russian forces.

Then, the State Department releases a statement saying NOT to take Kerry’s comments “literally.”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

With the clock running down on a ceasefire between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called on Russia to show, “in the next hours, literally,” that it was working on disarming the militias.

Hours later, however, a senior State Department official said the comment “shouldn’t be taken literally,” as Kerry simply intended to underline the urgency of the situation.

A ceasefire announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on June 20 expires on Friday. Also on Friday, European Union leaders meet in Brussels, where the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine will be discussed.

Does that clear it up for you? No? Well, read on…

Kerry’s comments after meeting in Paris with his French counterpart came against the backdrop of both of those looming events.

“[On] Ukraine, we are in full agreement that it is critical for Russia to show in the next hours – literally – that they are moving to help disarm the separatists, to encourage them to disarm, to call on them to lay down their weapons and begin to become part of a legitimate political process,” Kerry said alongside Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

But a senior State Department official, briefing reporters on background and off-camera several hours later, rowed back the remark.

“I think he was making a point that, as quickly as possible, the armed separatists should put down their arms and the Russians should play a role in that,” the official said.

“I think he was making a point about urgency. It wasn’t – it shouldn’t be taken literally, but making a point about urgency, as he referenced yesterday, right, about steps that they could take to show the Europeans, to show the United States that they’re serious about the peace process.”

It gets better. When asked if Kerry’s remarks are alluding to new sanctions against Russia, the State Dept. back pedaled quickly.

Asked whether Kerry with his “hours, literally” comment was alluding to the possible imposition of new sanctions, Harf said, “He was not.”

“No,” she continued. “I mean, in general, we’ve said we could do it very quickly. But no, he was not talking about anything specifically.”

Neither the E.U. nor the Obama administration is particularly keen to impose new sanctions on Russia. Kerry said alongside Fabius that further measures against Moscow “need to be ready” – before adding, “but our preference is not to have to be into a sanctions mode.”

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ISIS Claims Access to Nukes, “will not hesitate” to destroy Israel

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Hat/Tip to the Tea Party News Network.

Well, it looks as if Obama has led from behind so well that he’s set up a scenario where ISIS now claims to have nukes.

Do they? Who knows for sure.

But one thing for sure that we do know, is that the Islamic mindset is that Israel needs to be “wiped off of the face of the earth.”

Now, with our stature in freefall thanks to the amateurs running the State Department, Israel may one day be a memory as ISIS claims to have access to nuclear weapons and intends to use those weapons to obliterate Israel in order to secure victory for Palestine.

According to a report from the World Net Daily, a source claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is working with an organized group whose efforts are focused “exclusively on destroying the Zionist regime occupying Palestine.”

A member of ISIS said:

“Zionists call us masked, sociopathic murderers, but we are much more complicated and representative of those seeking justice than they portray us.
 
“Are we more barbaric than the Zionist terrorists who massacred at Dier Yassin, Shatila, twice at Qana, and committed dozens of other massacres? History will judge us after we free Palestine.”
 
The ISIS fighter claimed to be eager to fight Israel in order to reclaim the land for Palestine. Acknowledging that Israel has nuclear weapons, the fighter claimed that they, too, had access to such weapons.
 
“Do you think that we do not have access to nuclear devices?” the ISIS fighter stated. “The Zionists know that we do, and if we ever believe they are about to use theirs, we will not hesitate. After the Zionists are gone, Palestine will have to be decontaminated and rebuilt just like areas where there has been radiation released.”
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There Was A Crooked Man…

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“I make absolutely no apologies…” – Barack Obama, Democrat

“There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.” – English Nursery Rhyme

“Impeachment is a political solution to a criminal problem…” – Ben Shapiro

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According to a recent study, rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions. This sets them apart from Democrats, who never seem to feel sorry about much of anything.

 John Kerry, the Norman Bates of the diplomatic corps, for example, has likened concerns about Barack Obama’s release of five jihadi killers back into gen-pop to an Italian sausage, while his predecessor tours the talk-show circuit, shilling her new book and inventing ever more excuses for her Benghazi dereliction, including a creative attempt to blame the late Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own murder.

The White House, like a broken washer, is stuck on an interminable spin cycle while its dirty laundry piles up faster than the bedsheets in a three-dollar brothel.   As the Yankee sage Yogi Berra might say, Barack Obama spends 90% of his time devising ways to ruin the country and the other 50% looking for someone else to blame it on.

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Ben Shapiro accurately observes,

[…] in many cases, Obama’s exercise of authoritarian power is criminal. His executive branch is responsible for violations of the Arms Export Control Act in shipping weapons to Syria, the Espionage Act in Libya, and IRS law with regard to the targeting of conservative groups. His executive branch is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Benghazi and in the Fast and Furious scandal, and bribery in its allocation of waivers in Obamacare and tax dollars in its stimulus spending. His administration is guilty of obstruction of justice and witness tampering … when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences.

Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, a Democrat, once boasted that “The only way I can lose is if I’m found in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.”  In Obama’s transformed America, neither circumstance seems to matter anymore.

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Once Again, Obama Negotiating with Terrorists and State Sponsors of Terror

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US President Barack Obama & Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Hat/Tip to The Daily Mail.

Evidently officially recognizing the Taliban by negotiating the release of Bowe Bergdahl just doesn’t go far enough for President Obama. Now he has indicated, through his Secretary of State, John Kerry that the United States is open to asking for Iran’s help to stop ISIS attacks in Iraq.

The US State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki says the United States will not be engaging in any military actions with Iran against ISIS aggression in Iraq.

“We’re open to talking to Iran about the situation in Iraq, just as we’re talking to all of Iraq’s neighboring states. I would remind you that we’ve had similar conversations in the past with Iran regarding Afghanistan. These consultations would be along those lines. We’re not talking about coordinating any military action in Iraq with Iran.”

And despite what US State Department Spokesperson, Jan Psaki says, her boss, Secretary of State, John Kerry says otherwise.

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that he is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military actions to stem the advance of Sunni extremists.

Besides weaponized drone strikes, it appears that Kerry is willing to dangle the nuclear carrot in front of Iran’s nose, as well.

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Secretary of State, John Kerry

Kerry also said in an interview with Yahoo! News that U.S. drone strikes ‘may well be’ an option.

He said Washington is ‘open to discussions’ with Tehran if the Iranians can help end the violence and restore confidence in the Iraqi government. Asked about possible military cooperation with Iran, Kerry said he would ‘not rule out anything that would be constructive.’ However, he stressed that any contacts with Iran would move ‘step-by-step.’

U.S. officials said earlier there is a possibility that Undersecretary of State William Burns may discuss Iraq with an Iranian delegation at nuclear talks in Vienna. But Senator John McCain said any alliance with Iran would be the ‘height of folly’.

‘We’re open to discussions if there is something constructive that can be contributed by Iran, if Iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq and ability of the government to reform,’ Kerry said.

The Obama administration is also considering unilateral airstrikes to slow an al-Qaeda-inspired insurgency that is threatening the government of President Nouri al-Maliki.

Kerry said Monday those are still an option.

‘They are not the whole answer, but they may well be one of the options that are important to be able to stem the tide and stop the movement of people who are moving around in open convoys and trucks and terrorizing people,’ he said.

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Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns one of the freed “Taliban Five” was behind her father’s death

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Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann and his daughter Alison

Hat/Tip to Foxnews.

I think that President Obama should have to be locked in a room, broadcast on C-SPAN (REALLY, this time), and have to explain to this young lady why her father’s murderer was released to go and murder more Americans. That little girl hugging her Daddy in the picture above has had to grow up without him and our President just blithely lets his killer go free, and then heads to the friggin’ golf course.

Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death.

In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet for trying to build a “better, safer world.” His daughter has since grown up and recently graduated from Pepperdine University, even as more than 2,300 Americans have died fighting in Afghanistan.

But nothing prepared Alison Spann for news that Mullah Mohammad Fazi, the unquestioned leader of the prisoners at the compound where her father was killed, had been traded along with four cohorts held at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for nearly five years..

Mullah Mohammad Fazi proudly displays his beheading collection

 

This piece of excrement doesn’t deserve to be drawing oxygen, much less enjoying his freedom. What kind of human being takes someone’s life by beheading them? And Fazi evidently uses this method often.

I can only imagine how I would feel about this. It is one thing to know your father died a hero, defending his country, but to learn that the President of the United States releases the man who killed him just to gain possible political points?

“My initial reaction was shock. I was shocked that our president would release five of the most high-risk prisoners being held in Guantanamo in exchange for one American,” she told FoxNews.com. “As a whole, my family was extremely upset and saddened that our government would do something like this, especially in light of the fact that it seems that people in the intelligence community are fairly united in their belief that these terrorists are likely to seek to further harm Americans in the future.”

She has followed the story closely, but still cannot fathom how the country her father loved and fought for could allow his killer to go free.

“It does become harder and harder to have faith in an administration that is plagued with scandal after scandal,” she said. “I do not believe that it was the right move by the administration.”

Alison’s father died a hero.

Mike Spann died at the Qala-i-Jangi compound near Mazari Sharit in northern Afghanistan, where he was interrogating detainees captured during the early weeks of the war. Fazi, according to his Guantanamo case file, had been deputy defense minister and commander of all Taliban troops in the northern Afghanistan region at the time of the September 11 attacks. Before that, he was accused by Human Rights organizations of personally supervising the murders of thousands of Shiite and Tajik Sunni Muslims.

And judging by her comments, it seems this 22 year old college grad has more common sense and smarts in her little finger than our Commander in Chief has in his entire scrawny, barely able to life weights, body.

Although Secretary of State John Kerry has called concerns that Fazi and the other four freed Taliban leaders will return to the battlefield “baloney,” Alison Spann considers it only a matter of time.

“You cannot release someone of such a high caliber within the Taliban community and expect him to suddenly emerge as a peaceful being. I would think now more than ever after being detained in Gitmo that he would seek revenge on America,” she said. “These prisoners had one goal when they went into Gitmo and I feel certain that they left Gitmo with that same goal, and that is to do harm and spread evil in the world. The implications from this act will reach further than our soil and I am afraid that these prisoners have no plans of standing down from their original fight.”

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John Kerry on the Taliban Five attacking America after their release – It’s “a lot of Baloney.”

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Secretary of State, John Kerry

Hat/Tip to Newsmax.

John “I was for it before I was against it” Kerry is at it again. It’s obvious that he’s on damage control after his boss said, “Absolutely” when asked if it were possible that the Taliban Five he released might attack America again. While in France, he taped an interview for CNN.

Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s “a lot of baloney” to suggest the five Taliban prisoners released in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will return to battle and kill Americans.

Still, he tells CNN, if they try they’ll likely be killed themselves.

And despite details to the contrary saying that the released terrorists wouldn’t be watched by US officials, Mr. Kerry is saying otherwise.

In an interview recorded in France and aired on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Kerry said the government of Qatar, which agreed to keep watch on the men for a year, aren’t the only ones with an eye on them.

When asked if that meant the United States would be monitoring them, Kerry wouldn’t be specific, but said that if the former prisoners don’t meet the requirements of their release the United States has “the ability to do things.”

“I’m not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and to get involved,” Kerry said. “But they also have an ability to get killed doing that. And I don’t think anybody should doubt the capacity of the United States of America to protect Americans.”

When pressed on statements by one of the released terrorists that he is going to kill more Americans, Kerry downplayed it.

He said that the freed Taliban detainee who already has vowed to return to kill more Americans is simply engaging in propaganda.

“Propaganda is propaganda, and they’ll say whatever they want to stir the waters,” he said.

The question of whether Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter to the US Army came up again.

As far as questions relating to Bergdahl’s disappearance — some of his former platoon members say he walked away willingly — Kerry said there is plenty of time to sort through what happened now that Bergdahl is safe from enemy hands.

It would have been, he said, “offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind … in the hands of people who would torture him, cut off his head.”

Really?

John Kerry – It would have been, he said, “offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind …

It’s too bad that this administration didn’t hold the same view for the four brave Americans who they let die in Benghazi…

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; information management officer Sean Smith; and two security officers who were former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; information management officer Sean Smith; and two security officers who were former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

 

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Hat/Tip Financial Times.

It is becoming increasingly clear that Obama is not a “foreign policy” president. If the need goes past him having to give a pro-Muslim speech in Cairo, then he’s not the man for the job. But this isn’t anything new that we, here in America don’t already know. Unfortunately our friends and allies across the planet are also wondering where America, under Obama’s leadership is?

As he prewaldo-obama-hipares to give an important address on foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday, the president finds himself under attack over what critics charge is a record of indecisive leadership.

The loudest voices have been Mr Obama’s political opponents at home, but the critique of a rudderless, risk-adverse president has also found strong echoes among some of America’s most important allies. From Saudi Arabia to Japan, officials have been wondering whether the US would still come to their defense.

Even his bumbling Secretary of State, John Kerry has come to realize the need for an American presence in the world.

“We cannot allow a hangover from the excessive interventionism of the last decade to lead now to an excess of isolationism,” he told students at Yale. “Most of the rest of the world doesn’t lie awake at night John Kerry Makes Statement On Ukraine At U.S. State Departmentworrying about America’s presence – they worry about what would happen in our absence.”

So it seems that President Obama is playing it safe when it comes to foreign policy. And it’s no wonder for him to feel this way, as it is easy to tell that when it comes to facing down Putin or trying to quiet the violence during the Arab Spring, he is woefully in over his head.

In his West Point speech, Mr Obama will lay out how the US intends to “lead the international community but without getting overextended”, as a White House official puts it. But the persistent attacks have left Mr Obama in a defensive crouch, tetchily defending his cautious approach.

“That may not always be sexy. That may not always attract a lot of attention, and it doesn’t make for good argument on Sunday morning shows,” he said during a recent Asia trip. “But it avoids errors.”

However, America’s place in the world is paramount for more peaceful times. All of our allies are wondering where they stand when it comes to counting on America’s assistance.

The rap sheet on Mr Obama has two basic charges: that he is too timid in his approach to foreign affairs; and that the US has begun a process of retreating from its place in the world during his presidency.

“On all these issues, our response has been to do the minimum and no more,” says Bob Corker, the leading Republican on the Senate foreign relations committee. “Every allied government I talk to, I get the same questions about whether we will be there.”

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French Foreign Minister: ‘We Have 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos’ – Chicken Little, Anyone?

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Hat/Tip CNS News.

Yep, Global Climate Warming Change is imminent! The ice caps are melting! Polar Bears have to actually swim to get their food!

Wait a minute. There is 50% more ice now!

And Polar Bears eat seals, and fish and waterfowl. Aren’t all those animals already , um IN the water?

Okay, okay I’m done now, but really, how does Al Gore and his ilk really expect us to take them seriously with statements like this?

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The world has “500 days to avoid climate chaos,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said alongside Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department on Tuesday.

“We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos,” Fabius said. “And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success in this very important matter.”

Sounds serious! I mean there is a HUGE climate conference scheduled to take place in Paris.

The organizers have high hopes for the Paris event known in U.N. jargon as the 21st conference of the parties (COP21) – the parties being the signatories to the 1992 U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

Wow, COP21! The left comes up with such cool names! I can’t wait for this conference. When is it, again?

Oh yeah! In a little over 500 days from now. – Hey, wait a minute. Was Fabius making a prediction, or a threat?

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