A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1-LC




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Shi’ites mobilizing in Baghdad as
ISIS approaches — with tacit Sunni
support from Saudis, Kuwaitis?

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 6/14/2014 5:14:49 PM

The long-feared regional war between Shi’ites and Sunnis may be closer than ever. The Washington Post analyzes the rise of ISIS (sometimes called ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, which didn’t only grow organically in the vacuum left by the American withdrawal from Iraq. While the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait oppose ISIS, their subjects have helped build it and may end up threatening to rewrite the political map of Southwest Asia:(Snip for video)As Sunni jihadists have pushed from Syria deep into Iraq, making startling gains that are now threatening Baghdad, they are highlighting the increasingly uncomfortable position of Persian

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Scribelus, 6/14/2014 9:21:19 PM     (No. 9886362)

American involvement must be limited to rescue of American citizens.
Sunnis and Shiites may eat each other until exhaustion.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 788215




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



Obama´s Texas Two-Step
National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 5:26:22 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was 500 miles from the Mexican border when he spoke about the child migrant crisis Wednesday evening, but he seemed to be even farther away than that. Standing before an oddly non-descript background in Dallas (really, the president could have been anywhere), Obama kept his distance—from the border, from the thousands of refugee children in bureaucratic limbo there, and from a Congress, he told the public, that bears the brunt of the responsibility for solving the problem. It was a president who, while bitterly complaining about the partisan divide in Washington, seemed more boxed in by it than ever, taking

If Hillary runs for president, it
won’t be as a Clinton Democrat
Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 5:22:52 AM     Post Reply
AMID THE sound and fury that greeted the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, many liberals had sharp words for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the federal law in which the court’s decision was grounded. The left-wing Center for American Progress urged Congress to weaken the law’s protections, and the New York Times editorial blog pointedly reminded voters that “acts of Congress can be overturned or changed if the right lawmakers are in place.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed full-page ads insisting that “Congress must repeal RFRA.” Hillary Clinton fed the bonfire, telling an audience in Aspen, Colo.,

Democrats Are Running
Out of States to Flip
Atlantic, by Josh Kraushaar    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 5:10:35 AM     Post Reply
In assessing the future of politics, former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe offered an eye-catching prediction in The Wall Street Journal´s op-ed page Monday: The Republican strongholds of Arizona, Georgia, and, yes, Texas, are poised to become swing states over the next couple of decades. His projection shouldn´t be too surprising: When looking at the booming minority growth across the country, it´s easy to see how the political composition of certain states can change dramatically, even in once-partisan strongholds. But it´s also worth taking a closer look at what´s currently happening in those three states, through the prism of the

How a campaign move on immigration
is haunting Obama now
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 5:05:30 AM     Post Reply
The border crisis is forcing President Obama to pay the price for a re-election move he made two years ago. At the time, Obama was hoping to energize Latino voters who were disappointed that he had raised deportations to record levels in an attempt to build credibility with Republican lawmakers for an eventual deal on immigration reform. So in June 2012, Obama announced a half-measure he would take on his own. Through an executive order, Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came before the age of 16 to remain in the U.S. As a campaign tactic, it was a

What’s Obama hiding at
illegal-alien ‘refugee’ camps?
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:51:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s ultimate weakness may be that he believes his own blarney. A year ago, Mr. Obama boasted in a “fireside” Web chat that his “is the most transparent administration in history.” There was not the slightest hint of irony. He may actually believe it. But three-dozen organizations representing newspapermen and other journalists, mostly liberals, beg to differ. In a testy letter to the president on Tuesday, the group decried the “slick non-answers” and cold shoulders they’re getting from Mr. Obama’s representatives, who have restricted access to any information they consider embarrassing to the administration. “The stifling of free expression,” the signers

   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
American graffiti
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:49:13 AM     Post Reply
How much better this city would be if we didn’t indulge our vandals by calling them artists. As in “graffiti artist.” The last few days have given us a fresh reminder. Just before the holiday weekend, the body of 42-year-old Jason Wulf — known by the tag DG — was found along the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station. Apparently he’d touched the third rail. Upon news of his death, friends began paying homage by heading to the same station to spray-paint his tag all over the walls. When cops chased them away, they headed to other subway stations. On Tuesday, two men

Obama: treacherous or incompetent?
Accuracy in Media, by Lawrence Sellin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:44:17 AM     Post Reply
For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity. The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal “solutions” to national problems is readily evident. When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007 on the eve of the recession, there were 146.6 million Americans working. Today, after

An Unfolding Fiscal Disaster
Weekly Standard, by Charles Blahous    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:41:47 AM     Post Reply
Imagine that it is 1937 and time for the first Social Security payroll taxes to be assessed on workers and their employers. Two years earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s new program was successfully sold to the American public as an ambitious yet fiscally responsible, self-financing expansion of social insurance protections. The new Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax—a payroll tax of 2 percent on earnings—will pay for it. Imagine further, however, that upon 1937’s arrival, FDR and Congress decide they don’t want to risk the problematic politics associated with imposing the payroll tax. And so, despite previous assurances of fiscal rectitude,

Gov. Perry Asks Obama To Do One Thing
About the Border Crisis, Which Would Help,
But Which Obama Is Certain Not To Do
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:29:29 AM     Post Reply
After meeting with President Obama on the border crisis in Dallas today, Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement. In it, he lists several measures that the president should take to secure the border. Here is the governor’s full statement. DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises. “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian

U.S. officials: Terrorist seizure of nuclear
materials in Iraq of minimal concern
CNN, by Jethro Mullen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:12:41 AM     Post Reply
Militants in Iraq have taken hold of nuclear materials at university science facilities near the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi government has said in a letter to the United Nations. But two U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday that the small amounts of uranium aren´t enriched or weapons-grade, prompting only minimal concern. The letter from Iraq´s U.N. ambassador about the uranium compounds asks for help "to stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad" as the country struggles with a deadly insurgency. In the letter, obtained Wednesday by CNN, Iraqi Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim

   

 



 
Obama Aims to Shift Border
Crisis Political Debate
Associated Press, by Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 4:06:49 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas -- Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand. Obama turned to one of his chief critics, Texas´ Republican Gov. Rick Perry, to try to make his point.(Snip)Perry, in his own statement following the meeting, made no promises to help Obama shore up GOP support for the supplemental spending package and instead doubled down on the notion that the

Rick Perry to greet
Obama on Dallas tarmac
Politico, by Katie Glueck    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 5:04:06 PM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is slated to greet President Barack Obama on the tarmac in Dallas on Wednesday ahead of a likely private meeting with him in the Lone Star State, a spokesman for the governor said. Perry, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender, has been pushing Obama to come to the Texas border with Mexico to see the influx of illegal immigrants, many of them minors, gathering there in what’s been described as a mounting humanitarian crisis. The governor had previously declined to greet the president at the Austin airport and, in a letter to the White House, asked



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



White House requests $3.7 billion in
emergency funds for border crisis

48 replie(s)
Washington Post, by David Nakamura and Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/8/2014 10:05:21 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be approved quickly — if at all. Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and beefing up border patrols and air surveillance. President Obama has said he hopes such steps will both speed deportations and discourage adults from sending children on

Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’
crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

42 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/8/2014 5:02:32 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ´no mas.´ " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),

Stunned by Israel´s fierce response,
Hamas sends distress signals

42 replie(s)
Jerusalem Post, by Khaled Abu Toameh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 7/10/2014 10:23:42 AM     Post Reply
Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation. Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel – one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis. The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But as the

   

 

  


 
The Boehner Lawsuit Against
Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

40 replie(s)
National Journal, by Billy House    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 4:19:42 AM     Post Reply
Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This drawn-out script builds toward a potentially dramatic floor vote held just days, or even hours, before the House adjourns on

Democrats Draft Bill to Override
Contraception Ruling

36 replie(s)
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:13:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill would ensure that women have access to coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections. The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act. The measure could be on the Senate floor as early as next week, Senate Democrats said. “Your health care decisions are not your boss’s

Hillary Clinton is past her time
33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 5:07:13 AM     Post Reply
Fate hasn´t been kind to Hillary Clinton, at least not in its most recent phase. In 2008, when the plate was set for the national Democrats, she lost the nomination to Barack Obama, of scant years and no gravitas, who soared out of nowhere to wrench destiny from her on the unspecified promise of "change." Now, "change" has come, and people don´t like it. Iraq changed from a safe, stable ally (just ask Obama) to a terrorist haven, one of the reasons why, though no fellow Democrats seem likely to edge her, her chances of winning the White House seem dim. Between

Poll: Americans Want Sarah
Palin to Shut Up the Most

33 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 4:15:22 PM     Post Reply
A poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and Annenberg finally gave a numerical answer to a question we at Mediaite often ask ourselves: Out of all political figures that should pipe down just a bit, which one should do it immediately? Answer: Sarah Palin. Overwhelmingly Sarah Palin, says America. 52% of surveyed American adults want Sarah Palin to “be quiet,” according to the poll taken between June 30 and July 7 (Snip) 45% of respondents added that they wanted Jesse Jackson to be quiet, too; followed by Dick Cheney (42%), Newt Gingrich (39%), Al Gore (37%), and

ABC´s Jon Karl Wonders: Who´s
In Charge of Obama´s White House?

32 replie(s)
Newsbusters, by Cheri Jacobus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 10:33:42 PM     Post Reply
So just who is in charge in Barack Obama´s White House? ABC´s Jonathan Karl on Tuesday asked White House press secretary why the letter from the White House to Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) inviting him to a meeting with President Obama regarding the Texas border crisis was from Valerie Jarrett. While it´s routine for staff to draft such letters for elected officials, matters of such magnitude and to other elected officials of stature are almost always in the name of the principle. The president´s spokesman, when asked why the letter was from Jarrett rather than the President, said "Valerie spends a

   

 

B-G1-LC


 
Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being
Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to
Engaging in Torture and Murder

31 replie(s)
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 4:24:37 AM     Post Reply
Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in Nogales

Obama: My Amnesty Programs
Not Luring ´Misinformed´
Parents to Send Kids to US

30 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/9/2014 8:57:54 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama does not believe his temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrant children has exacerbated the border crisis even though the number of illegal immigrant kids crossing the border spiked the year after he unilaterally enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012. In fact, Obama thinks programs like DACA and a comprehensive amnesty bill are ways to solve the border crisis. Addressing the press Wednesday after meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis in Dallas, Obama, when asked if programs like DACA have caused or contributed to the crisis,

Robert Redford to Play
Dan Rather in ´Truth´

30 replie(s)
Hollywood Reporter, by Rebecca Ford    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 9:14:56 PM     Post Reply
Screenwriter James Vanderbilt will make his directorial debut with the film, which will also star Cate Blanchett. Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather´s producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries.

‘I’m So Tired of Your Mocking’:
O’Reilly, Powers Battle over
Immigration

29 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 11:28:48 AM     Post Reply
Kirsten Powers snapped at Bill O’Reilly tonight after he told her she doesn’t know what she’s talking about on immigration, and told O’Reilly she’s tired of him mocking liberals every day on every single issue just because “they care about people.” Powers argued that O’Reilly’s getting his facts wrong and that immigrants coming to the U.S. back in the day (like the Irish) were poor and uneducated, much like the immigrants O’Reilly is so worried about today. O’Reilly dismissed Powers and told her, “You don’t seem to really know what you’re talking about.” That really set Powers off. “I am

   

Post Reply   Close thread 788215





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS