Jan 262015
 

1422235859979_cachedThe Daily Beast: “Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.

The Daily Beast has learned that the proposal was floated in July 2014 to the then-U.S. ambassador in Qatar by an individual acting on behalf of that country’s attorney general. According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was made shortly after the Obama administration traded five Taliban fighters for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Those fighters were also sent to Qatar, where they’re to remain under government watch until later this year. U.S. officials have said they’re at risk of plotting further attacks against the United States.

The proposed swap involving the al Qaeda agent, Ali Saleh Al-Marri, raises troubling questions about whether the Bergdahl trade opened a kind of Pandora’s box, signaling to foreign governments that they can pressure the United States to make concessions on terrorism by trading American prisoners abroad for dangerous extremists held in the United States.

Opinion: The United States now negotiates with terrorists.

On May 31, 2014, as part of a prisoner exchange for five Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban.

This exchange quickly became a political controversy when President Obama held a Rose Garden ceremony bringing in Bergdahl’s rather bizarre parents heralding the release of one of our own.

It quickly became known that Bowe Bergdhal left his post voluntarily to join the Taliban, as members of his unit branded Bergdahl a traitor. Since then the Bergdhal matter has been locked up tighter than a drum.

Last week, Judge Andrew Napolitano said on “Fox and Friends” that information on the Bergdahl investigation will be released if and when President Obama wants it released.

“The president’s personal – personal – involvement in the trade of Sgt. Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders at Gitmo is so toxic, such a hot potato, I think he prefers that we never know exactly what happened,” Judge Nap said.

“If the general who conducts the investigation recommends prosecution and if Sgt. Bergdahl’s commanding general agrees to the prosecution, then we will see the report.”

If there is no prosecution, then the government is under no obligation to show the report, Judge Nap explained.”

As far as the Ali Saleh Al-Marri case and his now-known al Qaeda ties are concerned, after being held in a naval brig for more than five years, he is back in Qatar where he has been reunited with his family.

Al Marri was given a hero’s welcome.

 

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Jan 262015
 

06b5f6bc-bb8d-4a5e-9ef7-eb1f47b6ff33Newsmax: “President Barack Obama will propose protecting 1.4 million acres of Arctic refuge from oil and gas drilling, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called it “a stunning attack on our sovereignty.”

The move is certain to spark yet another fight with Republicans, who have fought for 35 years over how to manage what is known as ANWR, or the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The vast region has huge petroleum reserves but also provides critical habitat for caribou, millions of migrating birds, polar bears and other wildlife.

“What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive,” said the new Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in a statement to the Post.”

Opinion: Have you noticed your electric bill lately?  The Energy Department predicts retail power prices will rise 4 percent on average this year, the biggest increase since 2008.

New and tighter pollution rules and tough competition from cleaner sources such as natural gas, wind and solar will lead to the closings of dozens of coal-burning plants across 20 states over the next three years. And many of those that stay open will need expensive retrofits.

Forty percent of home electricity is coal driven and President Obama does not like coal.

In one of his few truthful statements in the past 7 years, the future president said “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

The war on oil is much more significant. Without coal we learn to use blankets, without oil the nation stops.

 

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Jan 242015
 

pregnant1_JvKZz_0CNS News: “For every black murder victim in 2011 there were 19 blacks killed by abortion, according to data from the FBI and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 2011 is the latest year for which the data is available.

The CDC’s Abortion Surveillance Report for 2011 shows that 117,293 black babies were aborted that year in the 32 states and the District of Columbia that report abortion numbers to the CDC.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2011, shows that 6,329 blacks were murder victims that year (5,416 males, 910 females, and 3 unknown gender).

Opinion: A dirty little secret that the progressive left does not want anyone to know: Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, espoused eugenics — similar to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” — but related the concept to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for example, was inferior.

“On blacks, immigrants and indigents, Sanger said this ” “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” 

When our president asked for God to bless Planned Parenthood, which god was he talking about?

 

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Jan 242015
 
 Abdullah's Death, Yemen Chaos Raise Mideast Threat

Newsmax: “The death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia has created a potential vacuum that could result in the U.S. facing the threat of Iran increasing its power in the Middle East and an even greater danger from radical Islamic terror groups. The 90-year-old Sunni Arab king was a longtime ally of Washington who helped

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Jan 242015
 
Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu

  Front Page Mag: “Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israel’s Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed

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Jan 232015
 
Obama IRS Shares Private Financial Data With Foreign Tyrants

The New American: “To comply with unconstitutional pseudo-treaties negotiated by the Obama administration without the consent of Congress or any semblance of constitutional authority, the IRS announced that it will be sharing private financial information on U.S. bank account holders with foreign powers. No warrant is needed for foreign governments or tyrants to peruse the

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Jan 232015
 
U.S. Fears Chaos as Government of Yemen Falls

The New York Times: “SANA, Yemen — The American-backed government of Yemen abruptly collapsed Thursday night, leaving the country leaderless as it is convulsed by an increasingly powerful force of pro-Iran rebels and a resurgent Qaeda. The resignation of the president, prime minister and cabinet took American officials by surprise and heightened the risks that

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