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Add New Jersey to the growing list of states closed to Obama's Syrian RefuJihadi Resettlement Program.
Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama saying New Jersey will not accept any Syrian refugees from the war-torn country.
In the letter, Christie argued the Obama administration failed to notify the state or coordinate with New Jersey agencies on resettling refugees in the Garden State.
"The threat posed to New Jersey by ISIS is very real. I write to inform you that I will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris," Christie wrote.
"I urge you to halt your plans to accept more Syrian refugees in the United States," he said. "I have no doubt that ISIS will try to exploit American humanitarianism to expose Americans to similar deadly risk."
Tough talk, right?
Maybe. But then, in his next breath, Christie explicitly refused to endorse re-establishing any surveillance of Muslims and their mosques.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected a suggestion by Republican presidential rival Donald Trump that the U.S. should "strongly consider" closing mosques in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
"We don't need to do that," the New Jersey governor said during an interview on conservative host Hugh Hewitt's radio show.
"What we need to do is to make sure we're getting every bit of intelligence we need to intercept those folks before they act."
New Jersey, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the U.S., is home to 109 mosques — tied with Illinois for the most in the country, after New York, California, Texas, and Florida, according to statistics from a study by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.
How he plans to get "every bit of intelligence" without watching those mosques, something he repeatedly opposed, remains a mystery to me. Because it's not like a mosque in New Jersey has ever been used to incite terrorism, right?
So I sure hope that "largest Muslim population in the U.S." we have around here
is chock-full of those peaceful fellers I keep hearing so much about. Otherwise
we just might be in for a rude surprise. And I really don't want to have to
say, again, "I told you so."
Can we please get a Real President, like now? Because this Obama fellow is rooting for the terrorists.
During a press conference detailing his administration's strategy to destroy ISIS following several devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, President Barack Obama said he's not interested in "pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning[.]"
"I'm too busy for that."
Yeah, too busy playing golf.
Or too busy releasing dangerous terrorsts from Gitmo.
And too busy resettling Syrian "refujihadis" inside the US. People, that by the way, their own Arab Brothers don't even want any part of, for fear of terrorism.
He was even too busy to show up for a moment of silence in remembrance of the Paris victims. And then too busy to light up the White House in solidarity with our oldest ally (although he wasn't too busy to light it up for Teh Gheyz).
Meanwhile, France and Jordan are busy too, bombing Daesh.
Maybe Obama is also busy in his own way, composing yet another Sternly Worded Letter blaming the whole thing on a YouTube video, or something.
Speaking of YouTube videos, hey Hillary voters, consider this.
When terrorists kill Frenchmen in Paris, France kills terrorists.
When terrorists killed Russians flying to Egypt, Russia killed terrorists.
When terrorists killed Americans in Benghazi, Hillary arrested a YouTuber.
And then she told us her biggest enemy is Republicans.
Which, naturally, totally qualifies her to be our next president, right?
Well sure! She can't be any worse than Obama, because frankly, that's just not possible.
But, silly me, I'm hoping for someone better. Much, much better. As in, someone who's actually interested in America winning.
Because our survival as a nation is hanging in the balance. And these two
bozos aren't taking that survival very seriously.
Sometime in the next 10 to 15 years, maybe sooner, Iran will detonate a nuclear weapon, deep in the heart of Israel. The Ayatollah Khamenei promises to do it. Barack Obama's sham "deal," and Mitch McConnell's feckless acquiescience, guarantees he'll succeed.
And that too will be a date we will solemnly "never forget."
Alas, actions negate words. And those of you who voted for Barack Obama sealed Israel's fate. You had to know what you were doing, because we warned you. And say what you will about Mitt Romney, but he never would have allowed himself to negotiate from a position of weakness or given away so much for so little in return.
Three years ago, Hillary Clinton left 4 men to die like dogs in Benghazi. Then she lied about it. Repeatedly. And yet, you'll gladly vote to elect her president too.
Because, you forgot.
You forgot the lessons of 9/11. You forgot there was evil in the world. You buried your heads in the sand, watched American Idol, and pretended America was bathed in unicorns and rainbows and, of course, free stuff.
In 2008 we elected a President who refused to recognize our enemy. An attack on our heroes by an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood was called "work place violence." In 2012 when a terrorist attack killed four brave Americans at our mission in Benghazi, Libya we were told it wasn't terror it was just a mob angry about a lousy video on Youtube. When the Boston Marathon was attacked we called it terror but "lone wolf" type terror, not attacking those who radicalized the two murders.
Today we are still fighting terror, but our battle against a newer group ISIS is being fought tepidly, almost as our objective is to contain the terrorists rather than to destroy them. Terrorists have taken over Libya, most of Syria, and part of Iraq. This summer the president negotiated an agreement with Iran, the world's largest sponsor of terrorism which will give them $100-150 billion more to attack people in the western world. Despite the fact that two thirds of the country objects, member of the president's party have forgotten 9/11 and support that awful Iran treaty.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Obama sending $150 billion dollars to Iran makes him the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. Unless you're stupid enough to believe they're gonna use that money to build schools and shopping malls.
And on 9/11/15 for the first time since that day which changed the world a U.S. President was not at the ceremony at Ground Zero nor the one at the Pentagon. He did have a moment of silence at the White House, but absent from the site of the attacks.
Funerals for dead thugs? Obama is there! Memorials for American victims of Muslim terrorism? He's too busy, or something.
Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order
can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops
would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery
by a victorious foe.
They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called the Enemy. And that, before 9/11, was what had happened to us. The very concept of the Enemy had been banished from our moral and political vocabulary. An enemy was just a friend we hadn't done enough for — yet. Or perhaps there had been a misunderstanding, or an oversight on our part — something that we could correct. And this means that that our first task is that we must try to grasp what the concept of the Enemy really means.
The Enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the Enemy always hates us for a reason — it is his reason, and not ours.
Yet "we" keep trying to figure out why they hate us. "We" keep trying to do things to make them like us. "We" refuse to see them for who they really are. Because "we" are being misled.
I keep saying this, and none of you want to believe me. But it's true: Islam is the Enemy.
One thing I guess I didn't believe 14 years ago is that America would elect such a feckless President in 2008, and stand idly by while he flushed our global position, and security, down a left-wing toilet. But we did, and we'll be paying the price for a long time.
In 1941 we didn't spend a whole lot of time trying to understand Bushido. We didn't negotiate with the Axis powers either. We kicked ass.
Ask yourself if Barack Obama would have had the stones to invade Normandy. If he'd have greenlighted the Manhattan Project, or if he'd been willing to win at Midway, Iwo Jima, or Guadalcanal.
But do me a favor, make sure you ask yourself those questions in
Imagine the sanity of a country that pays for jihadis to learn how to drive an 80,000 pound missile of death. Meet Amir Meshal, Minnesota's newest Class A trucking licensee, and member of the DHS "No Fly" club.
A Minnesota man, who Homeland Security identifies as a terror suspect who is on the "No Fly" list, now has his Class A commercial license, which will allow him to drive semi-trucks.
The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a South St. Paul Truck Driving School. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirms he was granted the license after passing a road test on August 8.
Getting taxpayers to underwrite his training was a nice touch, eh?
But wait, there's more.
A spokesperson said Meshal has also applied for a school bus endorsement.
Instant hostages! Like lambs to the slaughter.
By now you're asking yourself, how could this happen?
Here's how. Four letters: A. C. L. U.
The ACLU recently sued TSA and Homeland Security to have Meshal removed from the "No Fly" list. But Homeland Security responded in a letter obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators that Meshal, "may be a threat to civil aviation or national security," adding that, "It has been determined that you (Amir Meshal) are an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism and who is operationally capable of doing so."
Yeah, I'd say he's "operationally capable" of "conducting a violent act of terrorism" alright. Maybe by loading up a truck full of explosives, or worse, and driving it into a shopping mall. Because before truck driver school, he spent time at Jihad U.
In 2007, Meshal, a U.S. citizen of Egyptian descent, was arrested in Kenya by the FBI, suspected of leaving a terror training camp in Somalia.
In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, "We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth." Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.
Sounds like a real "mom and apple pie" kind of guy. Definitely someone who deserves to be entrusted with the keys to an 18 wheel behemoth, or the bus carrying your kids to school.
What could go wrong?
Remember when Oliver North was prosecuted in connection with trading arms for hostages?
Ah, the good old days...
Barack Obama has now greenlighted paying ransom for hostages.
The Obama administration is being accused of giving terrorists an incentive to kidnap with its soon-to-be-announced hostage policy overhaul that is expected to allow families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom -- and even allow the U.S. government to play a facilitating role.
"This doesn't fix anything," Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a leading critic of the administration's hostage policy, told Fox News. "The money that we're going to be paying ISIS is going to be used to buy arms and to buy equipment to fight Americans and to fight the Iraqis."
The White House sought the policy review last fall after the deaths of Americans held hostage by Islamic State militants. The families of some of those killed complained about their dealings with the administration, saying they were threatened with criminal prosecution if they pursued paying ransom in exchange for their loved ones' release.
In response, changes to be announced Wednesday afternoon are expected to make clear that officials will no longer threaten hostages' families with prosecution for dealing with and paying ransoms to terrorist captors. Further, the changes would allow the U.S. government to help facilitate communications with terrorists on behalf of the families, according to U.S. officials.
That's our president, a bagman for ISIS.
And he got the party started when he traded 5 senior Taliban terrorists for one low-life deserter. Word was he paid a ransom back then too, and today's action certainly lends credence to those rumors.
Throw in his cockamamie plan to give Iran all of our nuclear technology, and well, what else can you conclude except that he's playing for the other side.
Americans everywhere are less safe today. The world is less safe too.
Thanks Democrats. Thanks a lot.
The TSA is great at hassling little old ladies and 3 year olds. What they're not great at is actually stopping people from smuggling weapons onto planes.
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News learned exclusively.
The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General's report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.
In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.
So what did Obama's crackerjack Homeland Security Department do? They held a meeting. Where they were frustrated.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was apparently so frustrated by the findings he sought a detailed briefing on them last week at TSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, according to sources.
So, did anyone get fired?
Of course not. They're going to "improve their procedures" instead.
Which, as I'm sure you're aware, is TSA-speak for "make our lives even more miserable." But as for stopping terrorists? Don't make me laugh.
Yes the TSA is a joke. But the joke's on us.
How did we go from this
"We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue
to shrink ISIL's sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its
military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem."
— Barack Hussein Obama
I wonder, how many beheadings a month are "manageable?"
Maybe Obama can ask the international community to come up with a consensus on that. You know, just so we don't offend anyone.
Because it sure seems like the only time this president wants to win is when he's playing golf.
Meanwhile, reality TV star Phil Robertson takes up Reagan's mantle:
"Either convert them or kill them."
And before you go all liberal on me and get the vapors over such straight talk, remember this. It's the same choice ISIL gives Christians.
Let's see 'em try to complain about that.
The TSA spent $300 million dollars on a perimeter security system for Newark Airport, and it was no match for a jilted transvestite.
The Port Authority's pricey perimeter-protection system failed again Wednesday when it failed to detect that a man — dressed as a woman — had hopped a fence at Newark Airport and wandered across two runways, sources told The Post.
Siyah Bryant, 24, of Jersey City, was wearing women's red pants and a smart brown sweater as he allegedly walked onto the tarmac at about 4:20 a.m. after a tryst in a car near the airport went bad.
Newark's Perimeter Intrusion Detection System should have alerted officials to Bryant's presence long before he took his turn on the runway — but the $300 million-plus system flunked.
"The [PIDS] cameras were operating and he was not detected by the PIDS system," a source said.
DHS, TSA, the whole thing is a big joke. They vacuum up tax dollars by the tractor-trailer-full and then fall down on the job time and time again.
I'm sure you're as pleased as I am to learn that while TSA was busily protecting us from diabolical snow globes a Rocky Horror wannabe wandered around on the runways and nobody noticed him. That musta been some sweater he was sporting, eh? Because for all their checkpoint kabuki it only takes one jilted transvestite to demonstrate once again how pointless their depredations really are.
And of course nobody will get fired over this. Nothing
will change. The traveling public will continue to be terrorized by agents
of our own government, while the terrorists laugh their keffiyehs off.
Remember when Obama said most of the guys in Gitmo were students or "low level" operatives like taxi drivers? And that releasing them wasn't a big risk to National Security?
Meet Sufian bin Qumu, a one-time guest of the United States Government, freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2007, who just happened to be on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. And no, he wasn't driving a taxi.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee with Al Qaeda ties was in Benghazi the night of the Sept. 11 attack, according to a source on the ground in Libya.
The source told Fox News that ex-detainee Sufian bin Qumu, who is suspected of running camps in eastern Libya where some of the assailants trained, is also a "respected member" of Ansar al-Sharia -- one of the Islamist groups identified in State Department email traffic two hours after the attack.
While it is not clear whether bin Qumu was directing the assault, his security file from Guantanamo may be revealing. While in Afghanistan in 1998, alongside Usama bin Laden, the Libyan national "communicated with likely extremist elements via radio during this period indicating a position of leadership," the file shows.
OK, all you "close Gitmo" goofballs, you wanna explain this one to me? He's in "a position of leadership" in al Qaeda, we've got him locked up, and we let him go. Nobody thought that maybe he'd go right back and hook up with Terrorists R Us?
Bin Qumu was transferred to Guantanamo on May 5, 2002, and released to Libya on Sept. 28, 2007, where he was initially held and later released. His Guantanamo review file, originally a classified document but made public by WikiLeaks, says he is a "former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a probable member of al Qaida and a member of the North African Extremist Network. Detainee is a medium to high risk and he is likely to pose a threat to the US and it's interests and allies."
Hmm. Somebody did notice. Obama just wasn't paying attention. That seems to be a recurring theme, by the way.
Anyhow, let's connect some dots.
A review of State Department cables, also made public by WikiLeaks, shows that former Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 attack, was interested in bin Qumu's fate once he was transferred from the U.S. military detention facility to Libya. Stevens had one of his subordinates meet with bin Qumu at the Libyan jail.
Interesting! There is a connection between a known terrorist, who was formerly in US custody, and our Ambassador to Libya. That terrorist is part, maybe a big part of a well-coordinated attack which results in the death of our Ambassador and three other Americans. An attack that Barack Obama ignored so he could attend a fund-raiser.
Now if we had a media that cared about pursuing presidential scandals, they might look into why Sufian bin Qumu was given his walking papers and sent to Libya. They'd try to find out what he was doing there prior to his arrival in Benghazi. And if any other former guests of Barack Obama's Home For Wayward Misunderstanders Of Islam were also involved in the attack.
Yeah, I know, at this point, what difference does it make?
Unless they could connect it all to George Bush. Or Halliburton. Then the gloves come off, for sure.
UPDATE 25 Oct 2013 17:25:
CORRECTION! This gomer was released in 2007, so we really can't blame Obama for that.
So my earlier headline was inaccurate. Sorry for the confusion.
But it still reflects poorly on the "close Gitmo" crowd. Clearly the terrorists locked up there aren't choirboys.
He says he doesn't have enough money to let school children tour the White House. But that doesn't stop Barack Obama from throwing another $148 million of our tax dollars at Hamas.
With a stroke of his pen,
Dictator President Barack Obama
paved the way for more aid to the Palestinian Authority on Friday, waiving
congressional restrictions on funding to the organization — again.
Citing the United States' "national security interests," the president signed an executive order providing $148 million to the Palestinian Authority. That is in addition to the $500 million Obama authorized just four months ago, also in apparent violation of congressional authority. At that time, Secretary of State John Kerry said he would like to see an additional $200 million go to the Palestinian group, according to The Washington Times.
Paying Hamas to kill Jews is one of America's "national security interests" now.
Here's an example of Your Tax Dollars At Work:
Children taught to hate. Caliph Barack I has never been prouder.
Stacy McCain doesn't mince words:
Exactly how many counts this unspeakable disgrace to the uniform of the U.S. Army was convicted of today, it's hard to tell from the Politico story, but Allahpundit says it's at least 15 counts, enough to put Bradley Manning — I pause to spit on the ground in disgust at the mention of his name — in federal prison for a long, long time.
This dishonorable piece of filth should have been shot or hanged already.
Sadly though, Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy." So that means his pen pal Julian Assange isn't "the enemy?"
Feh. Remember a whole 10 months ago when the U.S. Government labeled Assange as an Enemy of the State?
No? Don't worry, Col. Lind doesn't remember either.
Because that, of course, was then. This is now. And thus Edward Snowden, and the execrable Julian Assange, can both breathe a sigh of relief. They're not "the enemy."
Which leads me to ask, if they aren't, who is?
Number One on the list is "Evangelical Christianity." "Ultra-Orthodox Judaism" is number 3. And obviously slackers, Catholics landed way down in tenth place.
Note too the absence of any U.S. based Muslim terrorist front groups.
But they make sure to include the catch-all category of "Islamophobia." Otherwise know as the fear of getting one's head chopped off on YouTube.
So imagine my surprise when I read this morning that the Administration has adopted a hands-off policy with regard to surveillance of mosques in America.
Ayup, he'll listen on my phone calls. He'll read your email. He'll track your neighbor's every shopping trip. But Barack Obama won't let anyone take even a peek inside the doors of a mosque.
That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.
And if you're wondering who these arbiters of our national security are, well keep wondering. The makeup of his Sensitive Operations Review Committee is Top Secret. But it was formed at the behest of the peace-loving Muslims at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, so you can be pretty sure that it's packed with guys who have America's best interests at heart. Honest.
I feel safer already. Don't you?
President Drone Killer hath decreed: The surviving Boston bombing "suspect" won't be classified as an enemy combatant. Because he's just a run-of-the-mill murderer now, certainly not a Muslim terrorist hell-bent on winning one for Allah.
Or so his court-appointed lawyer will argue. He's a kid dontcha know, led astray by his Islamist older brother. All Dzhokhar ever wanted to do was emulate his brother's success in the boxing ring. Then he was duped into taking a walk, not realizing the backpacks his brother told him to leave behind were in actuality anti-personnel bombs.
Hey, that "who me? I was just taking a shower" nonsense worked for Kathy Boudin, right?. And Obama mentor Bill Ayers famously proclaimed himself "guilty as sin and free as a bird." Bombings? What bombings? And dead cops? What dead cops? It's all good when you spout the appropriate lefty talking points.
Mark my words. Sooner or later Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will end up as a professor at
Columbia too. Or better yet, he'll land a Cabinet slot in the Michelle Obama
Administration. Because Islam is a Religion of Peace. And Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
a peaceful kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There's already
petition saying just that. What more "proof" do you need?
The kids at school had already heard by the time I picked Sophie up from aftercare. Their teachers were in a somber mood and led the children in a short prayer for the victims of yesterday's Boston bombing.
"Why Daddy?", Sophie asked. She was born 3 months after 9/11. This is her first realtime exposure to terrorism. It probably won't be her last. When Fox News reported the first confirmed death was an 8 year old boy she lost it, and cried.
Anyway, Stacy McCain is right — at this stage of the investigation we don't know anything yet. Motive? Unknown. Perpetrator(s)? Unknown. Potential followups or copycats? Unknown, but it's prudent to be wary.
Of course we can probably rule out disgruntled Yankees fans, even though the Sawx were playing less than half a mile away at the time. And right on cue followers of The Religion Of Peace™ started cheering the carnage. It's what they do, it's who they are. Then they scream bloody murder when the NYPD puts their secret mosques under surveillance. Yeah, show a little respect, capiche?
There's a 20 year old Saudi national being questioned by the FBI. Chances are he's not a recently converted Born Again Christian, IYKWIMAITYD. And they raided what is probably his apartment in a run-down Section 8 hellhole. It's the kind of place where nobody asks too many questions and there's so much illegal activity going on that one more shady character would fit right in. In other words, it's the perfect terrorist safe house.
Hey, if CNN can speculate about Right-Wing Extremist Groups, or Nick Kristof of The New York Times can blame Congressional Republicans blocking Barry's ATF nominee, while the ever-demented Chris Matthews fulminates against imaginary anti-tax hysteria, then I can hypothesize too.
Except, I don't know anything yet. And neither do they. I just hope we catch
the bastards who did this, and fry 'em.
Security at Newark Liberty International Airport is an illusion. That's not my opinion, nor the opinion of the hundreds of thousands of travelers the TSA needlessly hassles every year. Nope. It's the conclusion of a scathing report issued by an undercover TSA Red Team which goes around the nation trying to beat airport security.
At Newark Airport, beating TSA is so easy even a terrorist could do it.
Screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 16.7 percent of the time and they identify and take appropriate action on prohibited items in only a quarter of all cases, according to a secret internal report.
Yeah, I can imagine why they'd want to keep this stuff a secret. Three quarters of "prohibited items" breezed on through screening. Not your toenail clippers though. Or an 88 year old veteran's Congressional Medal of Honor, TSA always confiscates those "prohibited items". Just not the stuff that could actually bring down an airplane.
Because we don't have a system for protecting air travel, we have a system for annoying people. And as it turns out the drones tasked with annoying us aren't very good at their official job (but yeah, they're great at the "annoying" part).
But have no fear America! The union rep for TSA screeners says the problem lies not with the people but with their training.
Mecca Scott, a former Newark screener who is now a national organizer with the Association of Federal Government Employees, the union representing 44,000 screeners, said scrutiny comes with the territory.
Stacy Bodtmann, another AFGE union official who is still a screener in Newark, said the evaluation points to the need for more training.
Translation: You can evalute us, you can critique us, but you can't fire us because we've got a union and you didn't tell us how to properly do our jobs.
Janet Incompetano, you're the greatest Secretary of Homeland Security Evah!
Here's another interesting statistic. 0.0 percent. That's right, zero. Zero is the number of times unionized TSA bozos at Newark properly informed passengers of their right to opt out of a full-body scan in favor of a pat-down.
"There are certainly anecdotal reports, in addition to this, that people who elected not to go through the scanner and have elected the pat-down have been patted down much more aggressively."
In case you were wondering, "patted down much more aggressively" is bureaucrat-ease for "sexually assaulted." Because that's what they do. They grab your private parts and squeeze. Hard. I think that's called flying the friendly skies.
Our country is in the very best of hands.
It's Smart Diplomacy the Huma Abedin way — Hillary's Muslim Brotherhood stooge in the State Department is in negotiations to "return" Omar Abdel-Rahman, aka "The Blind Sheikh" to Egypt. For humanitarian reasons, of course. Not because it's what the mob is really after.
The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as "the Blind Sheikh," for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told The Blaze.
The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told The Blaze. Calls to the State Department for comment referred us to the Department of Justice, and nothing has been confirmed.
The Blind Sheikh is serving a life sentence in American prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His release has been called one of the top priorities of the new Islamist administration in Egypt. Many have pinpointed the cause of last week's unrest in Egypt to be protests over the Blind Sheikh's release. not an anti-Islam YouTube video.
Omar Abdel-Rahman is a pious man of Allah and a true representative of The Religion Of Peace™. He inspires his followers to achieve Great Things.
On February 26, 1993, a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, NY. The 1,336 lb (606 kg) urea nitrate-hydrogen gas enhanced device was intended to knock the North Tower (Tower One) into the South Tower (Tower Two), bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people. It failed to do so, but it did kill six people and injured more than a thousand. The attack was planned by a group of conspirators including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj. They received financing from Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, Yousef's uncle. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh. The charges included conspiracy, explosive destruction of property and interstate transportation of explosives. In November 1997, two more were convicted: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombings, and Eyad Ismoil, who drove the carrying the bomb.
President Chamberlain believes he'll get Peace In Our Time by negotiating with terrorists. The terrorists who have no qualms about killing Americans to get what they want. And after this capitulation, they'll set their sights on the really big prize — release of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Hey, after we've released one WTC murderer, what's the big deal with releasing another, right?
So how many dead Ambassadors will it take to put KSM back onto the streets of
Cairo? I'm afraid we're about to find out.
The Religion Of Peace™ unleashed The Dogs Of War.
God Bless those who bring the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the globe. May your aim be true and your resolve unwavering.
Remember Sept 11th 2001 was the 2nd great American Victory in history, the first was on Lake Champlain in 1814,
At the crisis point of the battle MacDonough managed to wear his primary ship Saratoga 180 degrees due to springs and cables that he prepared the day before, that allowed him to send broadsides from his undamaged side into the equally damaged British fleet.His taking of the entire fleet meant that even though the British Armies had a 3-1 advantage in troops they were forced to retreat back to Canada.
and the 2nd was on a plane over Pennsylvania
With a cry of "Let's Roll" the people on that flight ceased to be victims and instead became soldiers and warriors. Their will to fight and make a difference denying a victory to our foes and was the first of many US victory's in the war on Terror.
It was that moment when 9/11 ceased to be another of many terror attacks and became the War on Terror for me.
And even before Todd Beamer and the heroes of Flight 93, Betty Ong bravely stepped up, because that's what Americans do.
The 45-year-old flight attendant was on American Airline Flight 11, the first of two that crashed into the World Trade Center. During the hijacking, Ong hid in the back galley, picked up a crew phone and bravely called the airline reservation desk.
"The cockpit is not answering their phone," Ong said during the hijacking. "There's somebody stabbed in business class and we can't breathe…somebody's got mace or something."The call lasted 23 minutes. Ong spoke calmly, giving important details of the chaotic last moments.
The 9/11 Commission declared Ong a hero.
US Army Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer, has still not been designated a terrorist, although he screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he shot down soldiers and civilians, killing 14, on an Army base on U.S. soil. That act of the U.S. Government defies comprehension…
Yeah, I'm lookin' at you, Barry.
Day of "community service", my ass.
Community service doesn't honor the victims of 9/11 in any way, shape, or form. To even try to turn 9/11 into a "day of service" is disgusting.
We honor the victims of 9/11 by killing the people responsible for it. Whether members of Al-Qaeda die by sniper, by hellfire missile, by artillery, by helicopter, or from old age in Gitmo, whether they die sitting, standing, running, or resting, whether they die in a cave, in the wilds of Pakistan, or in the mountains of Afghanistan doesn't matter very much as long as they die.
We do remember that we have enemies, don't we? If they hate us, it's not our fault. It's theirs. When they attack us, it's not in our nature to roll over and play dead. We're America. We kick ass and take names. That's one reason you're not reading this blog in German.
I sure wish we had leaders who understood that.
Henry Kissinger got groped by the TSA.
The man who once advised U.S. presidents on foreign affairs — Henry Kissinger — became the latest passenger to trip the Transportation Security Administration's radar, when he was subjected to a pat-down at New York City's LaGuardia airport.
The former Secretary of State was asked for his name while passing through an airport scanner on Friday before he was taken aside for a search, the Washington Post reports.
A freelance reporter who recognized Kissinger, 89, said he was subjected to "the full Monty" of groping.
Because if Henry Kissinger isn't viewed as a potential threat, the terrorists have won.
TSA is a joke.
Sadly, the joke is on us.
Excuse me, is that a bomb in your burqa? Please proceed directly to your gate.
According to Judicial Watch, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano is actually considering waving airport pat downs for Muslim women who consider them offensive.
We mustn't offend the Muslims!
The demand came last week from the politically-connected Muslim rights organization that serves as the U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Calling the searches "invasive" and "humiliating," the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) advises Muslim women wearing religious head covers known as hijabs to reject full-body checks before boarding planes.
Those who are selected for the secondary screenings should remind Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers that they are only supposed to pat down the head and neck and that they should not subject Muslim women to a full-body or partial body pat-down, according to CAIR's advisory.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is actually considering exempting Muslims as per CAIR's demands. Madame Secretary confirmed this week that there will be "adjustments" and "more to come" on the issue of Muslim women in hijabs undergoing airport security pat-downs.
But toddlers in wheelchairs? TSA makes them do the Full Monty, right out in the open. Because when it comes to hijacking planes, everyone knows just how dangerous those toddlers really are. Muslims on the other hand, they haven't bothered anyone in at least 10 years now. And Bin Laden is dead! So give 'em a pass. Otherwise you're a bigot.
If there was any doubt left that Barack Hussein Obama is in fact a Muslim, and perhaps even the reincarnation of Yasser Arafat, then there isn't any more.
Yesterday, the president of the United States threw Israel under a bus. The ostensible leader of the Free World acceded to terrorism. Barack Hussein Obama, who says he's a Christian, advocated the destruction of every remaining Jewish and Christian holy site in the Middle East.
That's what will happen if the State of Israel is forced to pull back to the 1967 borders. Because it's what is already happening to the holy sites under Muslim control.
Obama's plan calls for the Tomb of Jesus to fall into the hands of Hamas. And then, Palestinian animals will finish turning the Church of the Holy Sepulchre into a latrine, all for the glory of their pedophile prophet. Islamic terrorists would like nothing more than to literally shit on the site of Christ's resurrection.
Because that is the price of "peace?"
No. Wherever Palestinians go, death and destruction follow surely as night follows day. They are the darkness, extinguishing the Light of the World.
Each Passover they attempt yet again to burn Joseph's Tomb to the ground. They've laid claim to Rachel's Tomb too, saying it is the site of their very first Victory Mosque, even though "peace" treaties with Jordan explicitly identify the tomb as a purely Jewish holy site.
But what do monsters care about peace? Or treaties?
Likewise, the destruction of the 3000 year old Temple Mount will be ruthlessly completed. Many antiquities, including The Cedars of Lebanon are already gone, Waqf wackos are certain to obliterate any remaining Jewish artifacts buried there. The puss-oozing sore which is their dome of the rock mosque will then reign supreme over the Holy Land for thousands of years, mocking us with its vileness.
The message of our child-president could not have been more clear: Dear Israel, Fuck Off And Die. Under his "plan" the murderers of countless innocent Jews are rewarded for their depravity. It's not "land for peace." It's land as a reward for terrorism.
Only a fool believes that prostrating herself before Hamas will bring Israel peace. The Palestinians do not want peace. The Palestinians want dead Jews.
Remember they've already had the 1967 borders. In 1967. Did they live in
peace? Or did they attack Israel? Why in the name of God should we allow
them to repeat history?