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GOP rep to Obama:
ISIS is no ‘J.V. team’

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/21/2014 10:01:36 PM

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) called on President Obama to stop downplaying the threat presented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “The president is wrong to continue to downplay this threat by saying that ISIS is claiming to be at war with America merely out of expediency, or that ISIS is motivated by sheer ‘nihilism,’” Pompeo said on Wednesday. “This is not a ‘J.V. team,’ as the president has put it. ISIS is an army of cold-blooded killers motivated by radical Islam.” Pompeo’s remarks came after Obama spoke about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the

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Obama´s ´Junior Varsity´ comment regarding ISIS should be hung around his neck.

      


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GOP rep to Obama:
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/21/2014 10:01:36 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) called on President Obama to stop downplaying the threat presented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “The president is wrong to continue to downplay this threat by saying that ISIS is claiming to be at war with America merely out of expediency, or that ISIS is motivated by sheer ‘nihilism,’” Pompeo said on Wednesday. “This is not a ‘J.V. team,’ as the president has put it. ISIS is an army of cold-blooded killers motivated by radical Islam.” Pompeo’s remarks came after Obama spoke about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the

   

 

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/18/2014 3:48:11 PM     Post Reply
Ferguson, Missouri -- The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown says the teenager rushed at him full speed in the moments before the shooting, according to an account phoned into a St. Louis radio station and confirmed as accurate by a source with detailed knowledge of the investigation. According to the account on KTFK, phoned in by a woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation began after Officer Darren Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown and a friend to stop walking in the street. When Wilson tried to get out of his cruiser, Brown first

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/18/2014 1:50:59 PM     Post Reply
Politics, wrote the political scientist Harold Lasswell in 1936, is about “who gets what, when, and how.” If you want to understand the racial power disparities we’ve seen in Ferguson, Mo., understand that it’s not only about black and white. It’s about green. (Snip) Ferguson’s demographics have shifted rapidly: in 1990, it was 74 percent white and 25 percent black; in 2000, 52 percent black and 45 percent white; by 2010, 67 percent black and 29 percent white. The region’s fragmentation isn’t limited to the odd case of a city shedding its county. St. Louis County contains 90 municipalities, most

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Members of the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) are planning to carry out major terror attacks against targets in the United States or in Europe, American intelligence officials said Saturday. Five intelligence officials stated to Bloomberg News that there is evidence that the organization is running a sleeper cells around the world, outside of Iraq and Syria. The goal: to gain a greater foothold in the Islamic world - politically and militarily. According to retired U.S. Army Colonel Derek Harvey, the Middle East is gripped in a “competition for jihadi leadership” between IS and Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, following

   

 

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SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of protests and violence has been a long time coming. While I certainly do not condone rioting, examining the conditions surrounding Brown’s death — and the deaths of several other unarmed black men killed by law enforcement recently — makes clear that community reactions like those in Ferguson, Mo., are bound to happen. America has continued to isolate poor black people in economically depressed neighborhoods under increasingly oppressive police tactics that breed

   

 



 
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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deployment in remarks to Marines at this Southern California base on the final stop of a weeklong, around-the-world trip that also took him to India, Germany and Australia. "This is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Hagel said. "We´re not going back



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