Please read this interesting article by Ben Swann about Senator Rand Paul-
“Some have commented that Paul’s foreign policy approach is his greatest obstacle to the White House. However, by being an effective leader, Paul took this supposed ‘weakness’ and created his latest achievement. According to the latest polls, Paul has officially won the Republican party’s plurality of support on foreign policy.”
Click link for full article: http://benswann.com/lotfi-how-rand-paul-won-the-gops-war-on-foreign-policy/
Hat tip: @bienafe
Another clear example of inmates running the asylum!
A spokeswoman for the State Department referred to the Taliban operatives released from Guantanamo Bay as part of the deal to retrieve Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl as “gentlemen.” In a Monday afternoon appearance with Andrew Mitchell on MSNBC, Marie Harf, the deputy spokesperson at State and an alumna of the Obama campaign, argued with Mitchell over the question of whether or not Congress should have ben notified about the exchange before it occured.
Noah Rothman at Hot Air documents the conversation, and near the end of the interview, Harf defends the deal against questions about whether or not the Taliban operatives could return to Afghanistan.
“Under this administration, we’ve put in very stringent processes to determine that we can sufficiently mitigate the risk that the terrorists, the possibility that these gentlemen will go back to the battlefield,” Harf says. Watch the video below (the previous sentence starts at around 3:14): weeklystandard.com.
by Charles Hurt
It is truly a fool’s errand for any decent person of conscience governed by honesty to engage in debate with the likes of these people. Never has that folly been more acute than in the aftermath of the President’s release of the five Kingpins of Terror.
To engage them is like walking onto a battlefield of steel and lead in nothing but sandals and a sackcloth, unarmed. No matter how honorable your motive or how right your cause, you will be slaughtered with impunity.
Your morals will be ridiculed. Your belief in a code of decency will be used to ensnare you. Your truth-bearing tongue will be ripped from your throat and fed to your children.
You may be marked as God’s child, but that will do you no good here today. You will be killed on this battlefield of these people’s choosing and at their vile hands.
So it is today for Americans who have never before felt a pang of disloyalty toward their country or the soldiers who fight for their freedom. For them, patriotism is both a cheap thrill at a ballgame and a profound comfort and compass during the blurred horror of wartime.
What diabolical scheme might these shape-shifters devise to turn American patriotism against itself? What deceits might they deploy to scramble proud Americans into panting disarray, jabbering senselessly in countless different languages?
Quite simple, it turns out. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
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Published on Jun 2, 2014
After the release this weekend of a U.S. soldier held captive by the Taliban for five years, questions are now being raised about the five terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay in the prisoner swap. Former CIA operative Gary Berntsen joined Steve Doocy this morning to give us some background on the men.
The names of the detainees are Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, and Abdul Haq Wasiq. They are believed to be the top five Taliban leaders at the prison and were selected in 2012 by Taliban leaders as part of initial negotiations.
Berntsen noted that Wasiq was the Taliban’s deputy chief of intelligence, and along with the other four were involved in the murders of 6,000 Hazara tribesmen when the Taliban seized the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
“These men conducted a genocide. They are among the worst people on the planet,” said Berntsen, noting that the men will now stay in Qatar for a year “at the pool” and will return to the Taliban as “rock stars” after that time is up.
Berntsen said this is a “meaningful concession” by the Obama administration and will inspire the Taliban to continue the fight. Berntsen, who was active in the CIA when these men were captured, said he would have tried to find another way, calling the price for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “too high.”
Berntsen is currently Regional Director for Concerned Veterans of America (CVA). On Saturday, June 7th from 5-8pm, CVA and Gainesville Harley Davidson are sponsoring the Honoring Our Veterans Rally at the dealership. Come on out and meet Gary and have a great time! Click HERE for the Flyer.
When I watched the segment on Justice with Judge Jeanine about the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan last night, I had this weird feeling that something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t put my finger on it but when I ran across this conversation on Twitter (please excuse the F word) late last night, it literally made my jaw drop. The last tweet in the chain was from Bergdahl’s father, Robert Bergdahl: “…I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!” I could opine for several paragraphs on my thoughts, but I’ll let the readers do that on their own.
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President Obama’s “secret” weekend trip to Afghanistan ended up blowing a real secret wide open when the White House identified the country’s top spy in Kabul in an email distributed to thousands of journalists around the world.
According to numerous media reports, a White House list of U.S. officials who joined Obama for a meeting Sunday at Bagram Air Field – the main American base in the country – included the CIA’s station chief in Kabul, helpfully identified by name and the title “chief of station.” (That would tip off any intelligence professional, journalist or paperback spy novel fan.) The list was emailed to at least 6,000 journalists working for American and foreign news organizations. Read more at bizpacreview.com.
Read about president Obama’e Memorial Day “getaway” HERE.
H/T: Glenn Stoyan
Heritage.org: The mystery of the misleading Benghazi talking points today became a little less murky. A Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch has revealed who in the Obama White House gave former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice the misleading Benghazi talking points: Deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes has his finger prints all over the most incriminating document of the lot.
Here’s the Ben Rhodes email. Check out who received it. Careful, it’s hot and still smoking:
It wouldn’t surprise me if Mr. Rhodes had an additional bullet point in mind that didn’t quite make it into the Goals section of his email:
- To help ensure that Barack Obama gets reelected on Nov. 6th, 2012, so that we all can keep our jobs.
And of course, when confronted with failure and lies, the White House always doubles down and attacks. Here’s WH Press Secretary Jay Carney at yesterday’s press briefing:
Can anybody say: “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR?”
By Michael Goodwin
Today’s quiz: What do Vladimir Putin’s aggression and ObamaCare’s troubles have in common? OK, that was too easy.
It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear’s invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each reflects the full flowering of the policies of Barack Obama.
His chickens are coming home to roost, and what a mess they are making.
Obama’s sixth year in the White House is shaping up as his worst, and that’s saying something. He’s been in the Oval Office so long that it is obscene to blame his problems on George W. Bush, the weather or racism. Obama owns the world he made, or more accurately, the world he tried to remake. Read more at nypost.com.