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8699f62d8d3346932faeb10fe4bc72e9_MThe New American: “During the past six weeks U.S. combat jets have bombed and eliminated 41 Humvees originally given to the Iraqi military, but afterwards captured by ISIS forces. CNNMoney cited a statement from Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, that the bombs that U.S. jets are dropping on the Humvees cost $30,000 each, while the armored vehicles themselves originally cost about $250,000 each, depending how it was equipped.

“In some cases, we have seen instances of ISIL capturing and employing U.S.-made equipment,” a U.S. Defense Department spokesperson told CNN. “When we’ve seen these terrorists employing this equipment, we’ve sought to eliminate that threat.”

Harrison noted that once the United Stats destroys the equipment that it originally supplied to the Iraqi military, it will likely have to replace the armored vehicles. “If we want them [the Iraqi military] to be able to secure their own borders in the long run, we’re going to have to re-equip them,” said Harrison. “So we’ll be buying another Humvee and sending it back to the Iraqi military.”

Opinion: As the ISIS Jihadi forces approached, Iraqi military forces tore off their uniforms, abandoned the Humvees, and ran. ISIS captured the $250,000 vehicles – so now we bomb them – and then give the Iraqis new ones.

To borrow a word the president often uses to soften a scandal … bone-headed.

Bakr Al Baghdadi must be hysterical.

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Sep 302014
 

PJ-Erdogan-1Front Page Mag: “Turkey may well be the jihadists’ fifth column in NATO.

Turkey’s autocratic Islamist president, Tayyip Erdogan, has allowed Turkey’s border to become a passageway for jihadist fighters streaming into Syria to join ISIS and the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra.

Oil from fields in Iraq and Syria under ISIS control has been regularly transported into Turkey, and sold to black market traders at below international oil market prices. Turkey itself is reportedly a major buyer of the cheap black market oil. The income from ISIS’s oil sales through the black market, as much as $30 million a month, helps finance ISIS’s expansion, making Turkey one of ISIS’s key bankrollers and enablers.”

Opinion: A fifth column is a group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Turkey’s black market is undermining NATO.

Istanbul, until recently, was a westernized city known for secular attitudes and norms. Under Recip Erdogan’s fifth column, all of Turkey will be dragged back to an earlier era when Islam ran the state.

Funny, I haven’t heard one word of admonition against Turkey or Erdogan from the Obama/Kerry team. Erdogan has been clear about his intentions to support ISIS in his withdrawal from the coalition.

And yet Erdogan’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and their offshoot Hamas lines up perfectly with Obama foreign policy.

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Sep 302014
 

Breitbart: “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.

Opinion: This is one of those mornings where I play “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo” with the headlines.

Here are a few of the choices I was considering:

  • The Secret Service slept while a knife-wielding intruder made it to the first floor of the WH
  • The Iranians are threatening that a nuclear deal might not be reached
  • The UK has made 4 bombing raids in Syria and has yet to drop a missile
  • ISIS is two miles from Baghdad

But the president’s lack of concern for our national security won hands down.

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Sep 252014
 
Obama Forbids Religion in Identifying Terror Threats/ ISIS Recruits in U.S. Mosques

American Thinker “It is not an exaggeration to say that because of Democrat political correctness hamstringing our FBI agents, they could not combat the Islamists in our midst without Steven Emerson. Oliver “Buck” Revell, former head of FBI Investigations and Counter-Terrorism, said as much in these words: “The Investigative Project has been one of the most

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Sep 242014
 
Khorasan Group went dark

The Daily Beast: “Since 2012, the U.S. intelligence community has tracked the movement of several senior al Qaeda planners into Syria where they have set up operations aimed not at Bashar al-Assad’s regime, like many of their fellow militants. Instead, these planners were focused on Europe and America. At first, the group was believed by

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Sep 192014
 
John Kerry: US At War With The 'Enemy of Islam'

Breitbart: “On Thursday in a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy

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Sep 182014
 
ISIS Secretly Near Israel Border

The Times Of Israel: “Free Syrian Army spokesperson says brutal jihadi group quietly making inroads in villages near Golan by offering aid in exchange for services to be named later. The Islamic State terror group is operating sleeper cells in southern Syria near the border with Israel, a spokesman for the opposition’s Free Syrian Army

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