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The ABC’s of not fighting terrorism
New York Post, by Michael Widlanski

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/26/2014 5:05:11 AM

Terrorism thrives because many leaders make excuses for not fighting it, rather than making policies for defeating it. Here are some of the most malignant excuses: Excuse No. 1: The terror problem is exaggerated. “Osama bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is on the run,” President Obama said a few months before calling the terror group that now controls much of Iraq and Syria a “JV” outfit — junior varsity. We saw the same kind of analysis before 9/11. “Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism,” ex-CIA official Larry Johnson wrote in The New York Times a few weeks before the planes

      


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The ABC’s of not fighting terrorism
New York Post, by Michael Widlanski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 5:05:11 AM     Post Reply
Terrorism thrives because many leaders make excuses for not fighting it, rather than making policies for defeating it. Here are some of the most malignant excuses: Excuse No. 1: The terror problem is exaggerated. “Osama bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is on the run,” President Obama said a few months before calling the terror group that now controls much of Iraq and Syria a “JV” outfit — junior varsity. We saw the same kind of analysis before 9/11. “Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism,” ex-CIA official Larry Johnson wrote in The New York Times a few weeks before the planes

   

 

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Black Lies and White Anger
PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 4:54:53 AM     Post Reply
American black people are being lied to and the lies destroy them. They are being lied to by corrupt people like Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton Jr. and Jesse Jackson and the leftists in our news media. They are being told that their poverty is due to prejudice and that the police are targeting them out of bigotry. They are being told that the dreadful existence of slum life grew out of slavery and is being perpetuated by hatred. None of this is true. Poor black people are poor because they have no family structure and get little education.

Report: Obama waited a month before
ordering the James Foley rescue attempt
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 4:49:44 AM     Post Reply
Via Dan Riehl, who wonders if any of the seven rounds of golf O played during that month were less relaxing than usual. Toby Harnden has the scoop: According to locals, some of the [U.S.] commandos were wearing Jordanian insignia, perhaps to mask their nationality. They entered the buildings and found the prison. But the hostages were not there. (Snip)Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission. Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in US

Nobody’s Fault
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Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 4:43:36 AM     Post Reply
All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border, just seems to have happened: Obama was standing there, golfing or shaking hands with donors, and, like a burst of bad weather, the winds blew, the skies opened, and things went to hell. Mysterious forces conspired against him, terrible setbacks occurred for no reason, and we were left with effects without a cause. His supporters commiserate with him and note his bad fortune

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Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 8:39:52 AM     Post Reply
ADA, Okla.—This city´s police chief last year made what would become a very popular decision, assigning a rookie to traffic duty even though the new officer was known to be heartless. Since the greenhorn´s patrol car began appearing in neighborhoods where people had complained about speeding drivers, he has become so beloved that townspeople are buying him doughnuts, praising him on Facebook and working his name into sermons. The officer proved better suited to the task of deterring speeders than experienced cops, says Police Chief Mike Miller, because of a compelling attribute: He´s a dummy. "He didn´t cost us anything," Mr. Miller says

Lifestyles of the Rich and Parched
Politico Magazine, by Ann Louise Bardach    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:56:45 AM     Post Reply
Many mornings, just before 7 a.m., a large tanker truck pulls up to the grand gates of Oprah Winfrey’s 40-acre estate in Montecito, California. Inside is neither merchandise nor produce – just water. A year ago, Oprah’s annual bill from the Montecito Water District was just shy of $125,000. This year, it is less than half. Like many in this wealthy enclave, Oprah has cut back on her consumption of district water. That said, her property has its own wells and a small lake and, according to neighbors, there are the trucks. These days, tankers can be seen barreling down Montecito’s narrow

   

 

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A decent lawyer should tell liberals
they´re damned fools and ought to stop
Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:31:52 AM     Post Reply
“About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915. Today it seems that many liberal “would-be clients” are in desperate need of what Root called “a decent lawyer.” Take Texans for Public Justice, the so-called public interest group that has been pushing for the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury at the urging of special prosecutor Michael McCrum. The basis for the indictment is, in the

The Rockets’ Red Glare
National Review Online, by Quin Hillyer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:27:15 AM     Post Reply
Despite enduring thousands of Hamas rockets in the past ten weeks, the whole of Israel is far safer now than it was a decade ago, and safer than many American cities. Indeed, two initiatives long favored by American conservatives, namely missile defense and a border fence, have made the current unpleasantness with Hamas little more than an unfortunate distraction from the true existential threat, which is Iranian nukes. Since the Hamas attacks began June 13, the rockets from Gaza have killed seven people in all of Israel while wounding only a few dozen more. An August 19–20 tour of both the

Report: Foley Execution
Video May Have Been Staged
Daily Caller, by Scott Greer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:24:13 AM     Post Reply
The brutal video depicting the beheading of American journalist James Foley shocked the world but some experts are now finding evidence that it could have been staged. A forensic analysis commissioned by The UK Times found many irregularities in the video — making it appear to not be the actual execution of the doomed freelancer. The analysis concluded that Foley was beheaded, but it possibly did not occur on camera. “I think it has been staged,” one visual forensics expert said in The Times report. “My feeling is that the execution may have happened after the camera was stopped.” Two major oddities in

Help Wanted at 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue
American Spectator, by Andrew B. Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:11:59 AM     Post Reply
Suddenly, America is sick and tired of Barack Obama. He has become an embarrassment and, worse than that, a threat to the personal security and peace of mind of American citizenry as a whole. It is all too obvious that he is not up to the task of being captain of the ship of state at a time of increasing peril. So what to do about it? Should he be impeached? If so, for what crime? You can’t impeach him for the “crime” of frivolity — or the “crime” of excessive partying at fund-raising junkets with his Hollywood pals during national emergencies. You can’t

Pentagon Set to Test
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The Pentagon will conduct a crucial flight test of a new ultra-high speed missile this week that is a key part of the strategic weapons program of preparing arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The flight test of the Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon will take place as early as Monday from the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, said defense officials familiar with test planning. The missile will be boosted to near space on a rocket and then glide to the Reagan Test Site on the South Pacific Kwajalein Atoll at speeds of several thousand miles

   

 

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Propping Up Obama
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/25/2014 5:00:12 AM     Post Reply
The left-liberal establishment is in crisis at the moment. They can’t make up their mind between desperately trying to prop up Obama, and giving up on him and increasing their distance. Maureen Dowd has given up, judging from her brutal column today, “The Golf Address.” Up at Princeton, Cornel West, always an Obama skeptic (around 2012 he called Obama “Nelson Rockefeller in blackface”), is calling Obama a “counterfeit” Progressive: [T]he thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go



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