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´We don´t have a strategy yet´: Obama
stuns Washington by admitting he
is clueless about tackling ISIS

Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/29/2014 4:25:33 AM

President Barack Obama said during a Thursday press conference that his administration doesn´t have a plan worked out yet for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria. [Snip] ´What I´ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are,´ Obama cautioned. He mentioned four times his intention to seek advice from Capitol Hill before deploying more military assets in the Middle East, likely in response to concerns from members of the House and Senate that he was unconstitutionally freezing them out.

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He says, "folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are."

Has he gotten rid of all the officers we had who knew what to do in a given situation? That´s rhetorical, of course--he MUST have, otherwise he wouldn´t be where he is or where he thinks he is, or where he thinks we currently believe he is and we would know where we are and wait for him to catch up or go drag him forward. Or something. /s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/29/2014 5:03:59 AM     (No. 9985408)

The Pentagon has plans galore...

Barry is simply combining his chosen cluelessness with his personal preference for voting present.
Just like with Foley´s murder, Barry will be a day late and a dollar short... a mere spectator to history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/29/2014 5:15:55 AM     (No. 9985410)

No strategy, no clue. None of the military will volunteer any solutions for anything for this loser either. Washington is not stunned, they are just waiting him out. All bad things come to an end sooner or later.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 8/29/2014 5:20:31 AM     (No. 9985411)

Having never held a real job nor actually successfully run anything, we cannot be surprised that he admits he is clueless.
We CAN be surprised that he told the truth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GO3, 8/29/2014 5:45:16 AM     (No. 9985421)

There haven´t been any strategists in DC for years, military or civilian. The only people left are overblown project managers, whose only goal is to get more money from the public coffers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 8/29/2014 6:05:15 AM     (No. 9985440)

He was a hollow suit back when. He is a hollow suit currently, and will continue to be a hollow suit, tan as it may be! He is a liar, he is not smart, and he is a loser. He was sold to us as the smartest ever, and was supposed to be a "messiah"! Were those who voted for this POS ever taken to the cleaners? Problem is, we all pay the consequences, and just may never recover from this debacle, called Obama!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveW, 8/29/2014 6:47:13 AM     (No. 9985471)

There is only one strategy Lightbringer could adopt if he were actually serious about defeating Islamist terror:

1. Fire Joe Biden and replace him with Dick Cheney.
2. Resign.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: gunnut13, 8/29/2014 6:52:59 AM     (No. 9985474)

The headline didn´t need to include the words "about tackling ISIS".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: winnie1, 8/29/2014 6:54:19 AM     (No. 9985475)

Opie appeared yesterday in his new fashionista suit it didn´t impress me one bit and I´m sure many others feel the same way. Save the suit for your TWO fundraisers today in NY & RI. Opie said that we shouldn´t put the cart before the JACKASS, what does that mean? Get bombed first ask questions later! Then he proceeds to say we have no strategy? Nothing like telling our enemies that you are a stupid man. Lie Opie! You are good at it. Here are some of you fibs... "You can keep your doctors & your insurance" I can´t go beyond the Constitution about given illegals amnesty and you can save $2,500 a year on healthcare there are plenty more. You lie to us why not lie to your enemies?.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 8/29/2014 7:07:20 AM     (No. 9985484)

I know what the srtategy will be. He is going to draw a red line. When crossed he is going to get really, really, really angry as opposed to getting really angry when the red line was crossed in Syria..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/29/2014 7:09:24 AM     (No. 9985487)

He does not want to alienate any of his Muslim brothers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lazyman, 8/29/2014 7:21:41 AM     (No. 9985495)

I wonder if surrender is on the table?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/29/2014 7:24:43 AM     (No. 9985498)

Since Obama was up to enraged at Bibi for not doing what he was told and for talking to Kerry as if he were an idiot, I think he might be up to "really enraged" now, #9.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 8/29/2014 7:37:32 AM     (No. 9985506)

Exactly, OP, and it certainly was deliberate. Paring down our military in personnel and weaponry means only one thing: He doesn´t want them used. How else to interpret that? That he wants to be thrifty?

A POTUS with America´s best interests at heart (if he´s got one) doesn´t decimate our fighting forces.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/29/2014 7:42:06 AM     (No. 9985512)

Obama´s actions are one of two things, by design or utter incompetence. Either way, this country is a sitting duck for seventh century barbarians who have contributed nothing to this world but unending brutality and violence. They are determined to force the west to submit to their false religion or die. Good and evil could not be more clearly defined and yet, Obama and the progressive libs can´t seem to make a distinction. Until that happens, the utter inhumanity of these barbarians will never be stopped. If you can´t define evil when it is staring you in the face, you are already defeated.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/29/2014 7:44:45 AM     (No. 9985514)

Mr. Obama´s strategy appears to be: Keep ideology intact. Stall.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/29/2014 7:57:38 AM     (No. 9985533)

Hey, what´s the problem? He did tell us that we could "absorb another terrorist attack"!

Wouldn´t you think that the ISIS selfie taken in front of the WH would have awakened him to actually DO something?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NancyD, 8/29/2014 8:01:32 AM     (No. 9985541)

With all of this going on, our Newspaper reports about Obama´s choice of suit color. And I´m not kidding.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: jglas, 8/29/2014 8:06:43 AM     (No. 9985555)

He hasn´t adopted a plan but he´s foster parent to the plan to let ISIS take over Iraq and set up a caliphate a key piece of which is to admit he hasn´t adopted a plan.

Muhammad Ali called it rope a dope and we´re the dope.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Stryker714, 8/29/2014 8:31:47 AM     (No. 9985592)

The DC commies are checking off their list: retreat from Iraq; reduce US military(sequester); open south US border; enable pro Caliphate military force; stall. The only questions that remain are how Isis will make it to the North American continent in mass and where their military equipment will come from but sure they have a plans. Hint: Isis now knows how to use/operate military hardware and obama has been giving police depts old military equipment, arming South/Central American gangs(fast and furious).

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sapphire, 8/29/2014 8:32:13 AM     (No. 9985596)

There´s a blank expression in his eyes. Is he simply bored with it all or is he drugged?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: winnie1, 8/29/2014 8:32:21 AM     (No. 9985597)

Now Opie has new distractions! Instead of golf, parties, vacations and fundraisers he will be attending weddings. Yes, this weekend’s wedding of MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and White House Special Advisor Sam Kass, also it is said he is on the list for George Clooney´s wedding in Sept. in Italy at Lake Como.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/29/2014 8:36:14 AM     (No. 9985604)

He´s been too busy mapping out a strategy to hit every major golf course within a 10-mile radius of every major fundraising stop on his schedule. Priorities, priorities people!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Analyn, 8/29/2014 8:39:07 AM     (No. 9985608)

He said, "folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are." Sounds more like the sentence structure of a graduate from the streets than a Harvard/Columbia graduate. Just saying.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: congar, 8/29/2014 8:46:08 AM     (No. 9985613)

We all know everything is secondary to belittling America. Maybe you’ll think of something on the golf course.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/29/2014 9:33:17 AM     (No. 9985710)

I believe Joe Biden when he says that Stinky is a brilliant, fearless leader. Stinky is just playing rope-adope psychological games with the islamist jihadists.

Just you wait and see - - he´s going to unveil the most brilliant strategy ploy since MacArthur´s Inchon landing.

Yup - - you wait and see.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/29/2014 9:34:39 AM     (No. 9985711)

He doesn’t have a Strategy yet? I wonder when he thinks he’ll have one. And what about Credibility? Integrity? American Patriotism? That’s AMERICAN Patriotism! Loyalty to AMERICA! Just to be clear, so there won’t be any misunderstanding, that’s The United States of America!

He hardly ever means what he says. That’s why stressing the aforementioned word “Integrity” is of most importance. Given his long history of mystery and deception, I can’t trust him. Can you?


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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 8/29/2014 9:41:01 AM     (No. 9985722)

Going from his past behavior, this is obama´s thinking: The entire world, including America, is so stupid compared to me that if I say that I have no strategy, but I secretly do, I will really surprise them when I pull the strategy out and use it. They will be so impressed that the terrorists will all drop their weapons in fear and the voters in America will vote all of the democrats back into office because they are so happy with the job I have done. Then it will be two more years of uninterrupted golf. Yeah, that´s it.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: dbdiva, 8/29/2014 9:44:09 AM     (No. 9985729)

I think it we change one letter in his comment it would be closer to the truth. "We WON´T have a strategy".
Why is one even necessary if ISIS goals are in line with his?

Thank you, Obama voters. Thank you SO MUCH!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/29/2014 9:59:24 AM     (No. 9985754)

Why would Obama have a stratgey for defending America? He is out to destroy America and now he has some additional help from his friends. BTW - he has his secret service protection so why worry.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/29/2014 10:13:51 AM     (No. 9985786)

The lo-fo voters followed the yellow brick road and embraced a candidate with no heart, no courage, and a narcissistic brain disorder. They made him president (twice) and now the whole country and world has gone to hell.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: geronimo, 8/29/2014 10:18:58 AM     (No. 9985797)

FTA: ´What I´ve seen in some of the news reports ...´

From CNN no doubt, and we all know how brilliant their reporting is. Too bad nobody in the WH is available to brief him.

"...folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are"

Apparently the teleprompter which put that sentence together lacks Pres. Pissant´s ivy league education.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/29/2014 10:38:07 AM     (No. 9985824)

No strategery on fighting terrorism, but you know he has vacations and tee times booked well in advance. It´s all a matter of what´s important. His pleasure, not the country. It´s good to be the King of the Fairways.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/29/2014 10:49:49 AM     (No. 9985840)

Obama has two major issues that he swore to rectify.

1. This country was founded by white men from Western Europe. They created a Capitalist Constitutional system that enriched whites and allowed for slavery. Therefore the Constitution needs to be either ignored, rewritten or abandoned. He chooses to ignore. In addition, the wealth accumulated by the privileged must be redistributed.

2. This country´s wealth was built by subjecting the rest of the world to our hegemony via our enormously funded military. He needs to weaken our military to secure justice for the rest of the world. His people.

Throw in a smidgen of Muslim upbringing and Communist mentoring and you have a pretty clear picture of Obama.

Therefore war, any war, in the name of our empire, is out. That is unless the war comes to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rochow, 8/29/2014 10:54:01 AM     (No. 9985850)

This amateur takes the world´s breath away! Thank the morons who voted for this liar. When you are busy playing golf 24/7 you just don´t have the time to convene a meeting with the few left over generals that he has in the military. He started bombing and helping the Kurds out for a couple of hours after a 20 minute meeting in a car. Does that give us a clue where this POS has his brains parked?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Woodabela, 8/29/2014 10:56:16 AM     (No. 9985853)

No strategy IS his strategy, exactly the message he meant to deliver. He imparts information to our enemies every time he makes a speech, buying time for them to kidnap and murder thousands overseas and mobilize to blow up malls, schools, hospitals, buses, trains -- the possibilities are endless -- here at home. When the person behind you in line at WalMart turns out to be wearing a vest that goes boom, you know who to thank.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 8/29/2014 11:01:07 AM     (No. 9985866)

Obviously, Obama´s ´strategy czar´ has been on vacation too.

Perhaps we´ll learn some day whose side Obama´s on. For now, it doesn´t appear to be America´s.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: qr4j, 8/29/2014 11:04:05 AM     (No. 9985877)

Why in the hell would an American president -- the leader of the free world (or used to be!) -- essentially tell people who want to slaughter us in droves that we Americans HAVE NO PLAN to deal with them?

If you don´t have a plan -- God forbid we don´t have a plan! -- you don´t tell your would-be killers that. At least leave them guessing!

Obama just green-lighted attacks on Americans at home and abroad by terrorists of all flavors including, but not limited to, ISIS.

ISIS -- who behead and otherwise slaughter "infidels" for sport.

Damn that POTUS!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/29/2014 11:09:51 AM     (No. 9985889)

Sounds like a plan to me. A plan to fail. He just can´t tell the truth that he wants to fail.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: happywarrior, 8/29/2014 11:17:06 AM     (No. 9985908)

He doesn´t want to do anything to this group, the bottom line is they´re fellow muzzies and he wrote when the winds shift he´ll stand with them. Plus savages like ISIS are heroes to young muzzies chanting in madrassas, and don´t forget 0bama was first schooled in a madrassa.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: dman, 8/29/2014 11:21:54 AM     (No. 9985917)

I worry that the nation will not survive 28 more months of these traitors in the WH.

Despite out of hand dismissal by the GOPe, we must impeach. Even cutting off funds won´t work at this point. In addition to cries about a government shutdown, NerØbama would simply redirect funds (whether legal or not) and have the Federal Reserve "create" more money via any slight of hand they can concoct.

Now the GOPe wring their hands about losing the Senate retake in NOvember. On NOvember 5th, the GOPe will be crying about losing their chances in 2016.

Nothing will change - except for the continued dismemberment of the Constitution.

Baloney. Impeach - now.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/29/2014 11:32:11 AM     (No. 9985932)

Shocking statement. Is he inviting an attack?

In the news a few days ago was a report that Obama thought the US overreacted to 9/11.

What is he thinking? He is resisting military action as much as possible. He does not understand that our military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan were a success. It was the nation building actions that failed.

Obama has tried to work diplomatically with such groups as AQ, MB, the Taliban, Hamas, and others. Is he now going to try and negotiate with ISIS? He refuses to acknowledge that he is negotiating with people who are at war with us. He refuses to recognize them as enemies. When he does that, he betrays our allies.

Obama does not support our military. Probably due to his leftist and Muslim upbringing that have been on the receiving end of our military in the past.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 8/29/2014 11:45:20 AM     (No. 9985960)

Barry the Fraud - or rather his handlers - are trying to figure out which of the many sides against America is the one they want to align with. As #37 said, his ´strategy czar´ is on vacation, too.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: starboard, 8/29/2014 12:40:42 PM     (No. 9986068)

What we don´t have is a leader yet.

Words like strong, decisive, confident, credible, competent will never be words that describe this administration. 2016 couldn´t come sooner.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/29/2014 12:42:27 PM     (No. 9986071)

We boy scouts need to wake up. O´s no strategy IS his strategy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 8/29/2014 12:59:34 PM     (No. 9986103)

Nice suit, Barry, all you need now is a Panama hat and black and white shoes. But seriously, I wonder if his early age drug abuse is causing him cognitive difficulties now in middle age.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/29/2014 1:39:41 PM     (No. 9986161)

I seem to have read somewhere at one time in my life about there being a war between good and evil. Given the fact that we, the free world, are now facing a growing group of 7th century barbarians that don´t even know what civilization is, I just wonder if that time is approaching. There was also talk about hurricanes, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and a lot of other really bad things happening. Or maybe it´s just a passing thing in the evolution of mankind.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/29/2014 1:58:35 PM     (No. 9986186)

The Admirals and Generals with the character to talk truth to our all-knowing narcissist president have been relieved. All Barry has left is a senior military inclined to vote present... and then watch the world devolve into chaos!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 8/29/2014 2:04:13 PM     (No. 9986196)

Benghazi?...Clueless
IRS?...Clueless
NSA?...Clueless
Southern Border?...Clueless
Obamacare?...Clueless
Race relations?...Clueless
Russia/Ukrane?..es
Iraq?...Clueless
Afghanistan?...Clueless
Economy?...Clueless
ISIS?...Cluless

But ask me about community organizing!!!

Thanks to the large number who helped re-elect this clueless liar so that Mitt Romney
isn´t able to rescue us from this Alinsky Marxist Liar and his Commie Administration...Thanks a LOT!!


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Reply 49 - Posted by: broken01, 8/29/2014 2:34:53 PM     (No. 9986235)

First of all what was up with the empty, er I mean tan suit. It looked stupid on him. Was he taking fashion tips from the Wookie. Anyway it figures that this clown and his NS team with brainiacs like Rice and Hagel have no clue what do about ISIS. He did call them a JV team a couple of months ago. All the while other nuts like Al Queda were saying that ISIS was crazy. Now if other terrorist dirtbags figured that out surely our "intelligent" pResidente can come up with something. Right? Picture me holding my breath.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: DEW JR 78, 8/29/2014 2:42:57 PM     (No. 9986245)

Maybe, just maybe, Obama & Co. do have a strategy think about this: All the news media seem the call this new terror group in Iraq IS or Islamic State, some call it ISIS or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But, Obama and his State Dept. puppets always calls it ISIL. Why, and what is the “L”? Well here is the “L”:

The Levant (/l?´vænt/), also known as the Eastern Mediterranean, is a geographic and cultural region consisting of the "eastern Mediterranean littoral betweenAnatolia and Egypt".[2] The Levant today consists of the island of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and part of southern Turkey (the former Aleppo Vilayet).


Isn’t it strange that only OBAMA is ceding all these countries, including Israel, to IS or ISIS and no one is questioning this. Not the MSM or Fox or even talk radio. I don’t even think I’ve seen reference to the terror group use it. Funny how he can be so far ahead on this and everything else he knows nothing about until he reads it in the paper. Perhaps he´s dealing with IS, ISIS or ISIL just way it was planned.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: laurahome, 8/29/2014 3:26:52 PM     (No. 9986289)

Those of us on these LDotter threads know who and what Obama is. We know what his wishes are for the U.S. Plus, we have a pretty good idea of why he does what he does. It´s no secret what his political ideologies consist of. As someone above already stated, he doesn´t want to offend his Muslim brothers, and his actions bear that out. I firmly believe that the destruction of our country is on top of his private wish list. What I´d like to know is how do we get out of this situation? Are we on a high speed train that has lost its brakes? What is the survival plan for the rest of us, since this guy appears to be glued to his position in this country?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: qr4j, 8/29/2014 3:38:01 PM     (No. 9986300)

If we are indeed attacked by ISIS or some other terrorist group -- hell, we´ve been attacked, witness Mr. Foley! -- Obama will say he just learned of it on the news.

Words cannot express my disgust and and utter loathing of Obama. Yet I still would not wish on him what he is, by his inaction, forcing on so many innocents in the world. Those innocents include, but are not limited to, his fellow Americans.

The man is so damned lazy. So damned wrong-headed. So damned full of himself.

Damn that POTUS.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/29/2014 5:51:19 PM     (No. 9986411)

I cannot believe smart people here at LDot still don´t understand what´s going on. ISIS murdering, terrorizing and doing what it is doing is the strategy. I really can´t believe none of you have figured that out. It´s so easy to see, so much evidence points directly to it. All this excrutiating by conservative media over so called dithering, detachment, cluelessness, etc on Obama´s part. It is EXACTLY what he wants you to think because that is his diversion; he knows you think that a US president couldn´t possibly arm, train and support a terrorist group like ISIS. As long as you continue to fail to see he is behind it, he´s in tall cotton. The man and his Jarrett´s are doing this on purpose. THEY WANT ISIS TO DO EXACTLY WHAT IT IS DOING.

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Nick Di iorio, Republican nominee for Congress (NY-12), slammed U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s "poor record on Israel" Monday and what he said was her decision not to speak in a protest against the Metropolitan Opera’s anti-Semitic “The Death of Klinghoffer” production. Offered the chance to speak out against the anti-Semitic production, Maloney first agreed before backing out at the last moment, he said. [Snip] I traveled to towns including Tel Aviv, Sderot, Beer-Sheva and met with local political leaders, rabbis, IDF soldiers, students, and war victims in hospitals. While I visited Israel, Carolyn Maloney went

Dried-up dams, boats at bottom of
reservoirs and rapidly shrinking lakes:
Extraordinary images of the
devastating drought in the West
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 9:42:16 AM     Post Reply
Barren land, dams with no water reaching them, boats anchored in dried-up reservoirs and shrinking lake levels. These extraordinary images show the devastating impact the worst droughts in decades is having on the American West - and forecasters have predicted it is likely to continue. Around 430,000 acres of land will be left fallow in California - because there hasn´t been enough rain or snow coming from the nearby mountain ranges. Farmers - who are daily facing the prospect of losing their jobs and everything they have - are hoping for relief this winter, but the situation still remains dire.

You may not want to hear this,
but Tony Blair is right about ISIL
Telegraph [UK], by John Mcternan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 9:18:13 AM     Post Reply
Tony Blair is right. Before you harrumph and turn away, listen to his argument. It is--in short--that there is a global threat from militant Islamism. That it is spreading--and it is getting worse. And that we must act. It is clear that there is a fundamental problem with radical Islamism; clear that it is deep; clear that the solutions are not easy or presently to hand; clear that this is the work of a generation, not an election cycle; and clear--most important of all--that this is "our" challenge and not simply "theirs". [Snip] But thoughtful people will read the whole essay

Turkey must join the
fight against Isil
Telegraph [UK], by Shashank Joshi    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 9:11:06 AM     Post Reply
For the past few weeks, we have witnessed the grotesque spectacle of three Britons paraded before us by the Islamic State (Isil), one murdered on camera, another on his knees and threatened with the same, and the third compelled to recite propaganda. [Snip] But imagine if Isil held as many as 50 of our own. How would we then respond? Would we still have despatched Tornados over Iraqi skies and urged the SAS into action? For Turkey, this is no hypothetical scenario. In June, Isil seized 46 Turkish diplomats as it blitzed through the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Faced with

Turkey clamps down on Syria
border after Kurdish unrest
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 8:57:17 AM     Post Reply
Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 130,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the weekend. On Sunday Turkish security forces clashed with Kurds protesting in solidarity with the refugees. Some protesters were reportedly trying to go to Syria to fight Islamic State (IS). Most refugees are from Kobane, a town threatened by the advancing militants. IS has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Before the latest influx, there were already more than one million Syrian refugees in Turkey. They have fled since the start of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar

US Reportedly Providing Indirect
Military Aid to Hezbollah
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Yashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 8:23:05 AM     Post Reply
Mohammed Afif, the new head of public relations for the Lebanese-based Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, gave a rare New York Times interview as Lebanese experts reveal his group is indirectly receiving American intelligence aid in its fight against Islamic State (ISIS). [Snip] That leaked intelligence may explain some recent impressive achievements against ISIS, including the first known Hezbollah drone strike. It is worth noting by contrast to the blasé indirect provision of intelligence and weapons to a terror group in Lebanon, during Operation Protective Edge US President Barack Obama blocked a routine Hellfire missile shipment to Israel and ordered strict

Want to Join the Mossad?
Agency Launches Recruitment Drive
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Yashar    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/22/2014 7:57:57 AM     Post Reply
The Mossad, Israel´s secret intelligence agency, launched a new website on Monday to recruit men and women interested in covertly defending the Jewish state from its myriad of enemies. The new site can be viewed in English here, and also can be browsed in Hebrew, French, Russian, Arabic and Farsi. A statement released announcing the new site revealed "the goal of the upgraded site is to make the organization more accessible to potential recruits who may not be exposed to the variety of positions--in operations, intelligence, technology and cyber, and administration--available." "The State of Israel has been--and remains--under daily, tangible threats," said Mossad

Kurds Issue Dramatic Call to Arms
as Fresh ISIS Massacre Looms
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Soffer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/21/2014 9:30:12 AM     Post Reply
Kurdish fighters have issued an urgent call to arms amid warnings of an impending massacre by the Islamic State terrorist group in northern Syria. The Kurdish People´s Protection Unit (YPG) has been locked in a fierce battle with IS and other Islamist groups almost since the start of Syria´s civil war. Despite being relatively isolated and receiving no foreign aid from any states the YPG has proven perhaps the most effective force in pushing back against IS. But as the jihadis´ focus shifts to consolidating power in northern Syria the Kurds have found themselves under fiercer attack than ever.

Scottish MPs´ fury at Farage´s demands
that they abstain from English matters
Daily Express [UK], by Owen Bennett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/21/2014 8:51:21 AM     Post Reply
The MEP asked all 59 MPs from Scottish constituencies to promise in writing not to take part in votes and debates in the Commons which have no impact on Scotland. Mr Farage wants the voluntary abstaining policy to last until a “wider constitutional settlement” is agreed upon so “the [Scottish] tail can’t continue wagging the dog any longer”. In a letter to the MPs he said: “Until this consensus is reached, there is the urgent need for Scottish MPs not to determine legislation on devolved matters in England. "We are at a constitutional crossroads. Resolving the complex issues may take

Don´t sell out England, Cameron warns
Miliband as Labour accuse PM´s plan
to stop Scottish MPs from voting on
English matters of being a ´Tory trap´
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Walters    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/21/2014 8:31:53 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron dramatically played the patriotic card yesterday by accusing Ed Miliband of trampling on the rights of the English by blocking ‘home rule’ measures for England. In a move designed to upstage the Labour conference, which started on Friday, the Prime Minister raised the stakes in the bitter war of words that has raged since the Scottish referendum. Mr Cameron called on Mr Miliband to drop his opposition to Tory plans for ‘English votes for English laws’ to match devolved powers for Scotland, which have been promised now the Scots have voted to reject independence.



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Politico, by Rachel Bade    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:41:22 AM     Post Reply
Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS. Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m

´My kids´ defense of my family makes
my heart soar´: Sarah Palin finally speaks
out about Alaska brawl and proudly
defends ´straight-shooter´ Bristol accused
of punching a man in the face

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman & Mia De Graaf    Original Article
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Afghan soldiers missing
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Cape Cod Times [MA], by George Brennan    Original Article
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Camp Edwards - Police and military officials are searching for three officers from the Afghanistan National Army who were engaged in a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. Massachusetts National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. James Sahady said the three men were reported missing on Saturday night after travelling into Hyannis that day. “They didn´t report back (to the base),” Sahady said. “There is no indication they pose a threat to the public.” Police and base officials are cooperating in the search for the three men, identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:39:38 AM     Post Reply
The United Nations Climate Summit will begin in New York this Tuesday, but environmental activists didn’t wait. All day Sunday, they filled the streets of Manhattan for a march that featured Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and various Hollywood actors. But they certainly didn’t act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably won’t result from the normal democratic process. It’s no surprise then that the rhetoric of climate-change activists has become increasingly

Robert F Kennedy Jr loses his cool
and grabs mic from reporter pushing
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Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
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He was a leading figure in one of the biggest climate change marches to date. But it seems Robert F Kennedy Jr was not so forthcoming when it came to questions about his own carbon footprint. Confronted by a reporter asking if he would give up his phone and car, the environmental lawyer became visibly irate before grabbing the microphone and accusing her of ´destroying democracy´ as a member of the press. The interview in New York yesterday afternoon started with a conversation about the number of flyers produced for the event, which Kennedy Jr claimed was necessary to garner ´people power´.

Two Redheaded Strangers
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New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — WHEN Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for bad pot trips. It seemed like a match made in hash heaven. When Nelson sang at the 9:30 club in D.C. one recent night, I ventured onto the Honeysuckle Rose, as his tour bus and home-away-from-home is called. I was feeling pretty shy about meeting him. The 81-year-old Redheaded Stranger is an icon, one of America’s top songwriters and, as Rolling Stone said, “a hippie’s hippie and

Democrats Are Poised To Hold The
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Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/21/2014 12:25:17 PM     Post Reply
I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate.

The Hillary Letters
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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
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Note: Read the Hillary Clinton-Saul Alinsky Letters here. Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part

Four teachings from Jesus
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CNN, by Amy-Jill Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 3:52:29 PM     Post Reply
It was once said, “religion is designed to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Jesus’ parables – short stories with moral lessons – were likewise designed to afflict, to draw us in but leave us uncomfortable. These teachings can be read as being about divine love and salvation, sure. But, their first listeners – first century Jews in Galilee and Judea – heard much more challenging messages. Only when we hear the parables as Jesus’ own audience did can we fully experience their power and find ourselves surprised and challenged today. Here are four examples of Jesus’ teachings that everybody gets wrong: 1.

Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-
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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
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The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based

Huma Abedin remains at Hillary
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New York Daily News, by Annie Karni    Original Article
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When Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign imploded last year amid new sexting revelations, the fallout buffeted his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Clinton’s inner circle was furious with Weiner, and Abedin’s role with Hillary was said to be in doubt. “Huma has a choice to make,” New York magazine quoted a “close associate” of Abedin’s as saying. “Does she go with Anthony, or does she go with Hillary?” The magazine described Abedin as “traumatized” by the prospect of leaving the inner sanctum. One year later, Abedin’s marriage to Weiner appears intact, and her role in Hillary’s camp is secure. As Clinton’s personal chief

People´s Climate March projects
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New York Daily News, by Connie Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/21/2014 11:30:33 AM     Post Reply
The forecast is for people, and lots of them. The People’s Climate March is expected to bring more than 100,000 people who want to save the planet to the city Sunday. The march to address climate change, billed as the largest in history, is occurring two days before President Obama and world leaders attend a summit dealing with the same issue at the United Nations. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon — who has fought passionately against global warming — along with celebrities, CEOs and activists are expected to descend on the city for the massive event.


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