Aug 302014
 

socialDebkafile: “US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to turn attention away from President Barack Obama highly-criticized  admission Thursday, Aug. 28, “We don’t have a strategy yet” for dealing with Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq” – with an article in the New York Times, calling for a “coalition of nations… to stamp out the disease of the Islamic state group.

Obama said only that the strategy under preparation won’t be ready before next month.

Debkafile’s counter-terrorism sources note that until then, and until Kerry’s coalition of nations comes together and decides what to do, Al Qaeda’s IS’s campaign of bloody atrocities and conquests will remain unchecked. And so will the spread of what the British Prime Minister David Cameron called, in a special news conference Friday, “the poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism.”

Opinion: Not to worry, on Friday as president Obama did one of the things he does best, he blamed the world’s problems on something other that himself: “The world’s always been messy… we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” Obama said.

“I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” he said. But American military superiority has never been greater, he added.

Fore.

 

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Aug 292014
 

ISIS-gunman-in-plaza-reutersBreitbart: “Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United States, compared to just 25 percent of Republicans.

In contrast, 65 percent of Democrats believe that ISIS is a major threat, three points less than climate change. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans cited ISIS as a major threat – + a partisan difference of 13 points.

Opinion: Now we know why there is no plan to stop ISIS.

And who do the Democrats think should monitor emissions? Why the United Nations, of course, that America-hating body to which the Obama administration has entrusted the internet and gun control.

If the president isn’t campaigning to becoming the first president of the UN when his term expires, I will be amazed.

 

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Aug 292014
 

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The Times Of Israel: “Exactly how bad are Israel-US relations today? Who the Hellfire knows. What is clear is that two weeks after the revelation that the US had added an additional level of scrutiny to resupplying the IDF with weapons, business was anything but usual regarding the military-to-military relationship upon which Israel relies.

Washington has, in fact, been extremely closed-lipped about the Hellfires.

Asked about the Hellfires almost two weeks ago, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said that “we generally don’t talk about specific deliveries after they’re requested and before they’re delivered, but I will say that things are being — things that have been requested from Israel are — we’re taking a little bit of additional care now given the situation, and if there were requests for such missiles, that would fall under that.”

Opinion: Israel is in a tense ceasefire in the south, while trying to stop Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front fighters and its Sinai arm (Ansar Beit Al-Madis) in the north, who just happen to be tied into Hamas in the south.

At last count, there are over 30 al Qaeda factions operating all around Israel.

The US, Jordan, and Israel are quietly backing the mixed bag of Syrian rebel factions which yesterday seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, the only transit point between Israeli and Syrian Golan.

With all that going on, the US is dithering, a common occurrence these past years, on sending Hellfire missiles.

It is no wonder that terror leaders are so arrogant.

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Aug 292014
 
No Strategy But Thank God Others Do

Joel Rosenberg: The President of the United States has absolutely no idea what he is doing in the Middle East. Mr. Obama apparently has plenty of time to play golf. Yet he refuses to invest the time and energy necessary to come up with a plan to stop — much less defeat — ISIS, despite the genocidal attacks their forces

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Aug 282014
 
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

The New York Times: “The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with

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Aug 272014
 
US and Iran Attack ISIS, Ignore Each Other

The Daily Beast: “U.S. warplanes striking targets in Iraq. Iranian tanks are reportedly moving into the northern part of the country. But the two foreign militaries fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are not talking to one another. U.S. and Iraqi officials tell The Daily Beast that, for now, there is no

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Aug 272014
 
Did Qatar pay ransom for release of US journalist Peter Curtis?

The Telegraph: The sudden and unexplained release of the American photojournalist Peter Theo Curtis at the weekend has raised fresh questions about the role of Qatar in funding terrorism and broking the payment of multi-million dollar ransoms for western hostages held by Islamist terror groups in the Middle East. The US government and the Curtis

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