Tuesday, September 30, 2014

College Commencement Speeches In Age of Obama: Philly Cop Killer To Address Goddard College Graduates

This is what happens when the Left gets control of the educational system...both public, private and "higher" education (Philly.com).
Convicted Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected as the commencement speaker for a Vermont college.
Goddard College announced that the infamous inmate will address its graduates at Sunday's ceremony.
Undergraduate students receiving their degrees selected Abu-Jamal as their commencement speaker, the Plainfield, Vt., school said.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 slaying of Officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death. The high-profile and long-running case was in the news for decades as Abu-Jamal fought the death penalty; the sentence was later reduced to life in prison without parole.
The college says it holds 20 commencement ceremonies each year so students in each degree program can have personalized graduations.
But to see what is really sick, read what the college President says about having this piece of human garbage address the graduates of this "school."
"As a reflection of Goddard’s individualized and transformational educational model, our commencements are intimate affairs where each student serves as her or his own valedictorian, and each class chooses its own speaker," Goddard College Interim President Bob Kenny said in a statement. "Choosing Mumia as their commencement speaker, to me, shows how this newest group of Goddard graduates expresses their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that."
Is that what your parents spend thousands of dollars for? To be addressed by a unrepentant cop killer?
Goddard said Abu-Jamal received a bachelor of arts degree from the college in 1996. He completed this coursework there by mail, according to the Burlington Free Press.
Abu-Jamal has given commencement speeches at other colleges. Both his 1999 speech to graduates of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and 2000 address for Antioch College's commencement in Yellow Springs, Ohio, sparked outrage and protests from police officers, prosecutors, and Faulkner's family.
There is the tragedy. The family of Officer Daniel Faulkner has had to endure a bunch of wealthy liberals in the entertainment industry and academia make a hero out of this black supremacist who five people witnessed him killing Officer Faulkner. A hospital security guard even testified that Mumia screamed “I shot the mother fu**er, and I hope the mother fu**er dies.”

The Mumia case also has links to the Obama Regime. Former Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones not only held marches in Oakland supporting the convicted cop killer, but also, financed, produced and appeared on an album "War Times" with the cop killer.

Obama also nominated Debo Adegbile, who defended Mumia while head of the NAACP legal defense fund, to head the Civil Rights Division under the Eric Holder Department of (Racial) Justice. Obama defended the cop-killer's attorney, calling the defeat of his nomination a "travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant."

Yes, that's what the White House said about an attorney who defended a scum racist that murdered a white cop. But then again, that has been the MO of the Obama/Holder's racist legacy, seen in the case of Henry Gates, Trayvon Martin, the New Black Panthers, and the recent unrest in Ferguson, MO.

This is the case too often among liberal educational institutions, even private schools. Witness how Communist Angela Davis, who aided in buying a weapon linked to the 1970 murder of a Marin County, CA Judge, is allowed to speak not only to colleges but also liberal private schools.  In the warped view of modern liberals--evil is good, and what is decent is evil.

Question is, will there be enough outrage against this travesty? 

Obama HAD Accurate Intelligence On ISIS, But Has Missed Half His Second-Term Intel Briefings

On 60 Minutes this past Sunday night, Richard Milhous Obama passed the buck for the rise of ISIS, saying our intelligence agencies underestimated the threat of the Islamic militants.

But you have to go to overseas news sources to find out what the lapdog media in America will not report (UK Daily Mail).
President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday.
'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings. 
The staffer declined to share anything specific about the content of those briefings, citing his need to maintain a security clearance.
But 'it's true,' he said, 'that the [intelligence] community was sending pretty specific intel up to us.'
'We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.'
But that's not all (Breitbart News).
A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.
The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.
According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.
“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” a former senior Pentagon official “who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq” told the Daily Beast.
On Monday, others in the intelligence community similarly blasted Obama and said he’s shown longstanding disinterest in receiving live, in-person PDBs that allow the Commander-in-Chief the chance for critical followup, feedback, questions, and the challenging of flawed intelligence assumptions.
 Of course, we all know he has more important things to do...

...while he passes the buck for the failures he won't take responsibility for.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

VA Democrat For Congress John Foust Supported Radical Islamic Academy While Fairfax County Supervisor

As usual, when Democrats are running for office, they have to resort to lies and smear tactics in order to distract from their failed record over the last five and a half years.

In Northern Virginia, the Democrats want to pick off the district represented by retiring Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA). In order to do that, their candidate, John Foust, is attacking Republican VA Delegate (and candidate for Congress) Barbara Comstock as an extremist and radical.  Foust even went as far as a low-blow attack on Comstock as never having held a "real job."

The fascists (who want Rush Limbaugh off the air) known as the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, have sent out the following tweets attacking Comstock with lies.

Too radical? Ever hear of the Second Amendment right to bear arms? That's right, Democrats want to get rid of that, as well as the First Amendment, because they cannot deal with criticism.

But we should thank the DCCC because they brought up an important distinction. Because the day they sent out that Tweet claiming Comstock is "radical" for supporting the Second Amendment, a man with a gun prevented a mass murder, after one of his employees had been beheaded by a convert to Islam, and another could have ended up with the same fate.

So, if a radical Islamist comes to your child's school or your neighborhood bar and wants to beahead people, the Democrats think it's radical and dangerous to want to stop it by force.  At least that's what it sounds like.

That's radical. Even more radical is what John Foust did as Fairfax County Supervisor a few years ago.

Back when I moved to the area in late 2007, news was breaking about textbooks at an Alexandria, VA private school known as the Islamic Saudi Academy. The textbooks taught, among other things (Campus Watch):
According to a 2006 study cited by Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and a USCIRF Commissioner, Saudi government textbooks used at ISA:
[A]ssert that it is permissible for a Muslim to kill an 'apostate,' an 'adulterer,' those practicing 'major polytheism,' and homosexuals. They promote global jihad as an 'effort to wage war against the unbelievers,' including for the purpose of 'calling [infidels] to the faith.' They continue to teach that 'the hour [of judgment] will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them,' that Shiite practices amount to 'polytheism' (see above), that the Christian Crusades never ended, and that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are historical fact.

In 2005, the valedictorian of the ISA 1999 graduating class was arrested for an al-Queda plot to assassinate then-President Bush. In 2008, the school's director was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice for failing to report a sexual assault claim of a student.

In spite of the Islamic radicalism from the ISA, Foust followed the lead of then-Fairfax Chair of Supervisors "Jihad" Gerry Connolly and voted to approve the extension of ISA's lease for the Alexandria campus, which is owned by Fairfax County.

In 2009, the ISA wanted to build a madrassa on land off Pope's Head Road in Southern Fairfax County. The public hearings and vote by the supervisors brought out those supporting and opposing the expansion. Residents in the area opposed the project mainly because of the traffic and safety concerns.  But, the County Supervisors still voted to approve the project.

Including Democrat John Foust, who also took the time to tell the ISA that not only was he "impressed" with their presentation, the charges that had been made against the Saudi-funded school were "misplaced."

I think a lot of the charges that were directed at your school were misplaced,” Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) said, speaking directly to academy representatives in the board auditorium. “We are fortunate in Fairfax County to have you as an educational alternative.”
Why are you afraid to confront Islamic radicalism, John Foust? Is it because, like most liberal Democrats (including now Congressman Connolly), you are willing to be an apologist for Shariah-style Islamists in the name of "multiculturalism" and "diversity"?  Are you and your party doing this just as a way of politically pandering for votes?

Don't let the DCCC distract you with their "SQUIRREL!" games of playing the war on women card. If anyone is radical in this race, it is John Foust, who will overlook bigotry and ties to terrorism in the name of multiculturalism.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Oklahoma Beheader's Facebook Posts Rationalize 9/11, "America And Israel Are Wicked"

More is coming out about the Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen, or as he called himself on his Facebook page Jah'Keem Yisrael (Truth Revolt).

Yisrael is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes him as "normal" and "a good football player, but not great."
Local newspaper McCurtain Gazette reports (no online edition is available):
A classmate of Nolen's, who didn't wish to be identified, told this newspaper that he spoke to a close family member of Nolen's today.
He told this newspaper that acording to the family member, Nolen was telling coworkers Thursday of an Islamic teaching that said women should be stoned for an offense, and that an argument followed the mark, Nolen was later fired and returned later Thursday, when he beheaded Colleen Hufford, the family member said.
One former resident recalls exclusively for Truth Revolt that only one Muslim family was living in Idabel at the time. The source says the family "owned and operated a pizza shop and started the local soccer league."
"They spent every Christmas at our home," she says of the family. "To my knowledge they never interacted with Alton."
The Gazette reports that Nolen has a long history with the local police department. He has been arrested at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009, on "allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny," among other unlisted charges.
Nolan's classmates state that he converted to Islam while in prison in 2011. Records indicate he was incarcerated for, among other things, assaulting a police officer.
This past Tuesday, posting on Facebook as Jah'Keem Yisrael, Nolen said "Shalom Alhakeium (O Ye Muslims) Allah (sWt) says in the last days, 'People will be lovers of themselves, proud and unholy.' So to all of U that masturbating which I think is 80% of the world and for whatever desire it is in your hear that U doing it for - U can get! (warning) This is the last days ... 2nd Timothy 3:2."

The Islamic Council of Oklahoma has stated that Nolen is "not known to any of the leadership in Oklahoma mosques," however the Facebook page reviewed and confirmed by the Gazette as his shows several photos of him interacting at "the Islamic Mosque in Oklahoma City."

 In looking over his Facebook page, there was a similar post about a Muslim Day event at an Oklahoma City amusement park.

Nolen/Yisrael also called Israel and the United States "wicked"...

And listed reasons why America is hated by the "Eastern part of the world," with a photo of the burning Twin Towers of 9/11.

And there's this. Gateway Pundit reports that Muslims surrounded Oklahoma police after a press conference and yelled "Praise Allah."

WORKPLACE JIHAD: Woman Beheaded, Another Stabbed, At Oklahoma Food Plant By Convert To Islam

Awful news out of Oklahoma.

More from The Daily Oklahoman.
A man fired from his job Thursday beheaded one of his coworkers and stabbed another before being shot by a company executive, police said Friday morning.
Colleen Hufford, 54, died Thursday after she was attacked by Alton Nolen, 30, who had just been fired from his job a Vaughan Foods Co., 216 NE 12, police said
Moore police have asked the FBI for assistance in investigating the beheading after employees of the business told police Nolen recently tried to convert coworkers to Islam.
Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said at a Friday morning news conference that Nolen had just been fired when he went into the front office and attacked Hufford. Nolen severed Hufford’s head using a knife police said he may have used at his job to cut lettuce and vegetables at the food processing plant.
After killing Hufford, Nolen attacked Traci Johnson, 43, with the same knife. Mark Vaughan, the chief operating officer at Vaughan Foods, then confronted and shot Nolen. Vaughan is a reserve Oklahoma County deputy, Lewis said.
“There’s no doubt Vaughan saved Traci Johnson’s life,” Lewis said.
Tell that to all the gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg who want to disarm people in schools and workplaces with "gun free zones." How many more workers might have been beheaded by this Muslim if Vaughan had not been armed?

And then there's the typical reaction from the Muslim community, acting like they are the victims.
Saad Mohammad, a spokesman for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, said leaders of the society’s mosque in northwest Oklahoma City are on alert and taking security precautions to protect the Muslims who gather there from any violence that someone might try to attempt in retaliation for the Moore incident.
Mohammad said the anti-Muslim sentiments people may have could be heightened due to the beheadings and violence being perpetrated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS overseas.
"They have this ISIS thing on their minds and now this guy has brought it to America,” Mohammad said.
Nolen has tattooed on his abdomen “as-salaamu alaikum,” Arabic for “peace be with you,” according to Corrections Department records. He had “Jesus Christ” tattooed on his chest, “Judah” on his left arm and praying hands on his right arm.
Court records show that Nolen was convicted on drug-related charges and of assaulting an officer in 2011. In October 2010, Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy Randolph pulled Nolen over and attempted to arrest him on outstanding warrants. While the trooper was attempting to handcuff Nolen a struggle ensued and the trooper was assaulted. Nolen fled into nearby woods, troopers said. A manhunt involving four law enforcement agencies and two helicopters lasted 12 hours before Nolen was apprehended.
All we hear about, especially from the Islamist apologist Barack Hussein Obama (even George W. Bush) is how Islam is a religion of peace. Well, if that's true, why aren't they rooting out these extremists from their midst and telling Americans they will not tolerate violence in the name of Islam?  Instead, you get cries of "Islamophobe" by the Hamas-linked CAIR grievance group and others, who have (since 9/11) gone around acting like they're the victims of terrorism.

There's this too?

So, since the FBI, under Obama and Holder, have just days ago removed "religion" from assessing terrorist threats, will this be classified as another case of "workplace violence" in another attempt by the Obama Regime to appease the Muslim community?

Release Of Fast & Furious Docs Ordered, Is This Why Eric Holder Is Resigning? Sharpton To Pick Successor?

Nothing sums up the legacy of Eric "My People" Holder's legacy as attorney general quite like the following from J. Christian Adams at PJ Media.
Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder.  He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for the Democratic Party.  That was his job in this administration, and he did it well.
When I first reported on the racially motivated law enforcement of Holder’s Justice Department, it seemed fanciful to some. But after six years of Holder hugging Al Sharpton, stoking racial division in places like Florida and Ferguson, after suing police and fire departments to impose racial hiring requirements, after refusing to enforce election laws that protect white victims or require voter rolls to be cleaned, after launching harassing litigation against peaceful pro-life protesters, after incident after incident of dishonesty and contempt before Congress — after all this, it was clear to anyone with any intellectual honesty that this man had a vision of the law at odds with the nation’s traditions.
Adams and another attorney resigned after Holder's DOJ had dropped voter intimidation charges against the black supremacist New Black Panther Party, who were caught on video standing outside a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008, telling whites the were "going to be ruled by the black man, cracker."

This came not long after Holder, who once participated with a black supremacist group in an armed takeover of an ROTC office as a college sophomore at Columbia University, accused America of being a "nation of cowards" when it came to race. But under Holder, he turned the Department of Justice into the Department of Racial Justice--an activist group that saw some cases more equal than others, and acted as interference for the acts of lawbreaking under the Obama Regime, a criminal empire worse than the Richard Nixon Administration.

Holder's DORJ always could be counted on to speak out in cases of alleged race crimes committed against blacks (Sanford, FL and Ferguson, MO), especially when Al Sharpton was around with his bullhorn screaming "no justice, no peace."  But Holder was strangely silent when the tables were rearranged.

Several instances of black on white attacks of the "knock out game" had been reported across the country over the last few years. Under Holder, the DORJ proscecuted one case, when a white attacked a black person from behind.

For all the time Holder has spent attacking the police in Ferguson, MO, he has ignored another case closer to the DC area, as a Fairfax, VA woman attending UVA in Charlottesville, Hannah Graham, has been missing since September 13. A suspect in the case was arrested earlier this week in Galveston, TX, and is also being questioned for an alleged 2002 rape.  But why the lack of involvement from the DORJ? Is race a factor (Graham is white, the suspect is black)?

But perhaps what made Holder head for the door is this recent ruling from a Federal Court on documents being withheld in the Obama/Holder Fast and Furious gunrunning scheme to Mexican drug cartels that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens. The court ruled the document list must be released to Judicial Watch by October 22, denying a request for a one-month extension.

Also, the Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed, according to the Washington Times.

If we had an honest media in this country, and a Republican Party who had an ounce of courage, Eric Holder wouldn't have had to resign. Instead, he'd have been impeached, prosecuted and imprisoned for his activist, one-sided view of justice and obstruction of any investigation into Obama Regime wrongdoing.

But will Holder's replacement be someone who might be just as bad, if not worse?  Al Sharpton, the extremist race-baiter, has stated he's helping the Obama Regime pick Holder's replacement.

You know, this Al Sharpton, who has used incendiary language against whites and Jews.

But "Resist We Much!"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Attention NRSC: It's Lack Of Message & Attacking Your Base, NOT Lack Of Money, That Has GOP Winning Senate In Doubt

I got the following fundraising e-mail yesterday from the NRSC, via what appears to be a Tea Party connected group.

This solicitation is a regurgitation of excuses given by the GOP establishment consulting class, led by that human Pillsbury Dough Boy Karl Rove, in a WSJ column last week.

Well, I've not been one of those who has been putting my hope in the words of the same establishment consultants who were telling us two years ago how Mittens Romney was going to win in a landslide. In fact, the past couple of elections have made me doubtful the GOP can win control of the Senate.


One thing about Rove and the "good ole boys" in the GOP establishment, they can never admit they are wrong. They spent part of 2010 (attacking the Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell campaigns) and a good part of 2012 attacking Tea Party candidates or other primary contenders who didn't have the GOP-e Seal of Approval much harder than they did Richard Milhous Obama or any of the Senate candidates they ran against.

How did that winning strategy help?  Well, it didn't. Obama won re-election, and "Dingy" Harry Reid kept his iron-fist control of the Senate.  Last year, we saw a corrupt Clintonoid Terry McAwful win a close victory over Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race here in Virginia. Why? Because the GOP pulled support from the conservative Cuccinelli after he was selected over the GOP "good ole boy" favored Bill Bolling.

So instead of taking responsibility for not defending Cuccinelli, the GOP establishment doubled down and immediately declared war on the Tea Party.

Then, we had the shameful example of the GOP establishment attacking Mississippi Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in the most despicable manner that one would expect from a liberal Democrat, NOT a Republican. McDaniel was branded as a racist by the GOP establishment, in order to scare black voters into voting for incumbent RINO Thad Cochran.  The NRSC was behind some of these smear attacks, and the feckless GOP chair Rinse Preebus did nothing to denounce the despicable attacks against McDaniel or the Tea Party.

What we've seen time after time from the GOP establishment and the NRSC is the demand for all of us to unify behind one of their approved candidates when they win with such vicious attacks on conservatives, but they refuse to do the same when a Ken Cuccinelli, Chris McDaniel, or Christine O'Donnell beats their establishment candidate.  It's as if these RINOs are more comfortable with a liberal in power, especially if their candidate doesn't win the primary.

Add to that how the "good ole boy" hacks like Rove, McConnell, the weeping wino Boehner, Brad Dayspring and many others will attack conservatives, the Tea Party, and their spokespeople harder than they will Obama, Reid, Wasserman-Schultz or the extreme far-Left socialist agenda they push. In the same respect, their advice is to be quiet, don't be critical, don't try to shut down the government over Obamacare, amnesty. In short, don't stand for anything.

No, it's not money, Karl Rove. It is the way you and your cronies attack those of us in the conservative grassroots who make up the GOP voting base. Why should people be excited to vote when they see a party not willing to stand up for some core principles? Why should independents vote for GOP-e candidates who are too timid or afraid to stand against Obamacare or amnesty, which are both unpopular?  Why should potential GOP donors donate to a party apparatus that attacks them as racists or extremists?

And no, NRSC, I won't be donating. If it hadn't been for the Tea Party group you convinced to send your solicitation, I wouldn't have received it, because I unsubscribed from all GOP correspondence.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oakland CA Climate March Proves Movement Is More About Communist Advocacy Than The Environment

In a follow-up to the post from Sunday about the Climate March in New York, there was one as well in the ultra, far-Left Bay Area, Oakland, to be exact.

Zombietime writes:
None of this arose by chance. The entire “System Change, Not Climate Change” meme is a coordinated effort of “an ecosocialist coalition” of far-left and communist groups who banded together and developed a slogan to bring the environmentalist movement within the socialist fold. The effort was apparently spearheaded by the Socialist Party USA, though they don’t like to openly discuss which organizations are part of the coalition.
I didn’t pay much attention to the people on the stage, but at one point I did catch the speech of one of the keynote speakers, whom I believe was named “Kim Serrano” or something close to that. Here’s the video of her speech, which you really ought to watch because it reveals that this “System change, not climate change” meme was an official part of the rally’s messaging. (And for anyone who’d rather read the speech than watch a video of it, an exact transcription of her words is given below as well.)

This is some of what the speaker said:
Our situation is dire. But before we can begin to address any of the possible solutions, it is important that we discuss the root cause of the environmental catastrophe that we are experiencing.
What we are facing is a systemic problem. A conflict between two systems.
First is the environmental system, which sustains life on Earth.
Then there is the economic system of capitalism that is attacking the stability of our environment. Capitalism and a healthy environment cannot coexist!
Crowd: [cheers]
This conflict is not just about the decision-making of a few world leaders, or the bad intentions of capitalists. It is inherent in the system that they maintain. This economic system has one purpose: To generate profit.
To ensure massive profit, there has to be economic growth. That means constantly turning resources into products for sale. In this contradictory relationship, capitalism views our finite resources as opportunities for infinite growth.
For this system, the environment is nothing but means to an end. But for us, it is the basis of our existence.
One way to understand the magnitude and the insanity of this system is to look at the oil industry. Just one company, Exxon Mobil, plans on spending $100 million a day just on research, to find new hydrocarbons to drill out of the Earth. That’s just to drill out of the Earth. They are doing this while scientists warn us that even if we stopped CO2 in the atmosphere today, we would still increase the Earth’s temperature by 0.8 degrees. That would bring us up to a total increase of 1.6 degrees to what we have already added. Scientists tell us as well that a 2 degree increase, or over, could be catastrophic to life on Earth.
But those who head corporations are fully aware of this. They’re complicit with the operations of the system that is endangering the life on this planet.
…They [the government] are not going to put a stop to the capitalist practices. They can only mitigate them.
But we’re beyond the point of mitigation: What we need is transformation!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Obama Disrespects Marines With Latte Salute

Showing why he is not worthy of the title of Commander-in-Chief, much less worthy to tie their shoelaces.

Of course, this is the same horses ass who thinks the Marines should hold his umbrella for him, like they're his servants.

As rotten of a person as he was, I think even a hippie like Bill Clinton was able to give a better salute that Obama does.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Breaking, per ABC News.
American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.
"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate."
In a national address on Sept. 10, President Obama said the first part of his strategy to counter ISIS was to “conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.”
“Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL [ISIS] in Syria as well as Iraq,” Obama said. “This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”
We'll see what happens, but I'm wondering if this has more to do with getting rid of Assad instead of ISIS. And just who are these "moderate" rebels we are going to be training and giving weapons to?