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It’s time to really arm the Kurds
New York Post, by Benny Avni

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/14/2014 5:12:51 AM

Never mind Baghdad. If we want to make a dent in the battle against the jihadis that are about to swallow Iraq, America must fully back the Kurds. President Obama has started moving in the right direction, but he’s still too busy with the long game: As he plays Baghdad politics, we risk losing Iraq altogether. And the Islamic State, a group that hates America and that could soon establish a base from which to plot attacks against us, will take the spoils. To Obama’s credit, he’s finally paying attention to the group also known as Daesh and ISIS. The Islamic State is

      


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It’s time to really arm the Kurds
New York Post, by Benny Avni    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 5:12:51 AM     Post Reply
Never mind Baghdad. If we want to make a dent in the battle against the jihadis that are about to swallow Iraq, America must fully back the Kurds. President Obama has started moving in the right direction, but he’s still too busy with the long game: As he plays Baghdad politics, we risk losing Iraq altogether. And the Islamic State, a group that hates America and that could soon establish a base from which to plot attacks against us, will take the spoils. To Obama’s credit, he’s finally paying attention to the group also known as Daesh and ISIS. The Islamic State is

   

 

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Party On, First Dude
PJ Media, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 4:52:57 AM     Post Reply
The president has been on the receiving end of some withering criticism over his unwavering determination to stick to his guns and hold true to his long-range vacation plans. Such commitment is admirable, particularly in the face of public admonitions from both Republican malcontents and weak sisters in his own party. Obama was already under fire in June for his planned California getaway, even as the crisis on the southern border boiled over in the summer sun and disasters unfolded on no less than three other continents. But in August, undeterred by the negative Nellies surrounding him, he doubled down

When the lights go out forever…
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 4:50:14 AM     Post Reply
It would come with almost no warning. Without any immediate signs as to why, the lights go out, cars stop dead, telephones cease to function, everything with a microchip in it fails, and most of it all never works again. In the wake of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States, part or all of the country is thrust back into the 1860s but with 10 times the population. The threat is real, it is pressing, and the United States is doing little to address it. It strikes many Americans as a fanciful prospect, almost cheesy apocalypse porn, to suggest

Why Ferguson Needs John Adams
The Federalist, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/14/2014 4:48:08 AM     Post Reply
One of the many disappointments of the Obama era is the failure of the one promise which, more than any other, brought him into office backed by a surge of goodwill, with approval ratings around 80% on Inauguration Day. As the first black president, Barack Obama was going to heal the nation’s racial divisions and put an end to our divisive racial politics. Now here we are five years later, and there’s a race riot in Missouri. No, this has nothing to do directly with Obama, but it has a lot to do with how he and the mainstream media have

Obama heartbroken over St. Louis
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:50:23 AM     Post Reply
President Obama said that he and the first lady were saddened by the “heartbreaking” shooting death of St. Louis black teen Michael Brown, but he didn’t condemn angry rioters in and around the north St. Louis County town of Ferguson, where the shooting occurred last weekend. According to reports, Michael Brown, 18, was shot by police. He was not armed. His death has prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to announce a full probe of the affair. Meanwhile, locals have rioted, ruining businesses in the blue-collar town near the airport. There have been at least 30 arrests. Obama’s statement: The death

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Politics" to the Middle East
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:46:23 AM     Post Reply
After months of ignoring the rise of ISIS in Iraq, and years of ignoring it in Syria, President Obama was finally moved to take limited action against the Islamist barbarians when they trapped the Yazidis on a mountain in Northern Iraq. I applaud the decision and feel pride in America for having saved (it appears) many members of this sect. But what was magic about the Yazidis? As Seth Mandel points out, via the Washington Post’s reporting, “most analysts agree there’s not a religious or ethnic minority in northern Iraq — Shabaks, Turkmens, Yazidis, Christians — that isn’t in danger.” Indeed,

   

 

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WASHINGTON — Some 310,000 people with inconsistencies in their citizenship and immigration materials might lose their federal marketplace health coverage Sept. 30 unless they provide proper supporting documents by Sept. 5, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. In May, the Department of Health and Human Services began contacting about 2 million people about discrepancies or errors in the personal information they’d provided in their insurance applications. The problems stem, in part, from an administration policy that allowed applicants to self-report information about their incomes, citizenship and household size, all of which contribute to determining their eligibility for tax credits to help

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Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:30:52 AM     Post Reply
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has asked Russia to supply Egypt with high-tech fighter jets, attack helicopters, and anti-tank missile systems, according to regional reports. Sisi made the request in Moscow Tuesday during a meeting with his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met with the Egyptian leader to discuss expanding arms exports. The request for these advanced weapons comes just months after the Saudi Arabian government donated $2 billion to Egypt to finance the purchase of Russian-made weapons. Sisi’s reliance on Moscow for these arms is another sign that the Egyptian government is growing more distant from Washington, which, under the Obama

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Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:22:05 AM     Post Reply
Gay immigrants are mounting a campaign to demand that they be included in any unilateral moves President Obama makes this year to halt deportations, arguing that they face unusual circumstances that otherwise might leave them on the outside. The demands pose a tricky test for Mr. Obama, who has made major inroads with gay rights groups during his time in the White House, but who will have to draw lines somewhere as he seeks to craft a more lenient deportation policy without canceling deportations altogether. “We hope that he evolves and he gets it right, and he can push for the broadest

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Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:18:28 AM     Post Reply
The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It’s going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a “clash of civilizations” and a long “existential struggle” facing the West. I once asked the late Christopher Hitchens what he felt on that terrible day, and he said he felt no small amount of joy. Not for the suffering and death, but for the fact that the West finally had been awakened to the terrible but necessary struggle before us. And for a time, many liberals

The Maximalist
American Spectator, by George Neumayr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:15:43 AM     Post Reply
In 2011, President Obama, speaking before the National Council of La Raza, remarked that “I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.” He acknowledged the appeal of dictatorial action, but he said “that’s not how our system works.” The crowd responded, “Change it” and “Yes, you can!” He spoke of bypassing Congress as a temptation to which he wouldn’t yield. But he has, and it is clear that he regards America’s system of checks and balances as an odious obstacle to his conception of good government. In a recent interview with Thomas

   

 



 
Jesse Jackson Pivots from Ferguson
Riots to Bigger Government
PJ Media, by Walter Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/13/2014 5:01:05 AM     Post Reply
As you might expect, it didn’t take long for political opportunists and race-baiters to rally to Ferguson, Missouri looking to leverage unrest over a teen killed by police into a platform for advocating their policy agenda. Writing at USA Today, Jesse Jackson would have been well-served to stop after calling upon protestors to refrain from further violence. Alas, he just couldn’t help himself: Since President Lyndon Johnson, there has been no significant urban, suburban, small town or rural policy to rebuild America. Thus we should not be surprised that urban and rural communities, and all points in between, have significantly deteriorated



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