State Department Hide Benghazi Docs From Own Review Board

white-house-benghazi-e1351455971515A former employee of the State Department is saying that senior aides to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton removed damaging Benghazi related documents ahead of its own internal review of the September 11th, 2012 terrorist attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.

Sharyl Attiksson has more:

a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

Iowa Democrat Wouldn’t Revoke Passports Of American Terrorist

Staci Appel

Staci Appel

Former Iowa Democrat state Senator Staci Appel is running for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd district.

On the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks Appel debated her Republican challenger David Young and the topic of the hundreds of Americans and other westerners who have gone to Syria and Iraq and joined the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde known as ISIS came up.

Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are attempting to get legislation passed that would bar Americans or people traveling on US passports from being allowed to reenter the country after they have gone to join terrorist groups overseas.

Earlier this year the FBI told Bachmann, who sits on the House intel committee, that currently Americans, like the two men with ties to Minnesota that were killed fighting for ISIS in Syria, would be allowed to return to the US.

Young stated that he wants the State Department to revoke the passport of Americans who have gone to fight with terrorist groups.

Ms. Appel disagreed with that and thought people should go through the process, whatever that means, and wouldn’t revoke the passports of American terrorist.

And Democrat wonder why polls show Republicans have the trust of the American people by a mile when it comes to dealing with terrorism.

(h/t Town Hall)

Al Qaeda In India Launches Failed Attack On Pakistani Warship

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda leader

Al Qaeda’s newest affiliate is called Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent.

The group attempted to carry out its first terrorist attack on a Pakistani Navy ship last weekend.  It went very badly for them.

The Huffington Post has more:

The first ever attack by the newly-announced Indian Subcontinent branch of Al Qaedawent really, really poorly. The attack launched last Saturday In Pakistan seems to have targeted the wrong ship.

Fighters of the Islamic terror group branch that was unveiled two weeks ago had planned to storm an American aircraft carrier at a Karachi port, but found a Pakistani Navy ship in its place, The Telegraph reports. The attackers suffered heavy casualties as the Pakistani Navy easily overpowered their attempt. Three of the Al Qaeda fighters were killed and seven were arrested according to Pakistani officials. Two Pakistani Naval guards were wounded.

“It was a complete failure, they did not do any kind of damage, some were captured and we caught more, seven so far and may be more to come. They were well-equipped and came with the intention of taking a ship into their custody but they were caught in the initial stages,” an investigation source told The Telegraph.

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, the anniversary of September 11. “The Naval officers who were martyred on Saturday in the attack in Karachi were Al Qaeda members. They were trying to attack American marines and their cronies,” a statement from the group’s spokesman said. The group’s statement alleged that attackers were able to take brief control of a frigate, contrary to what the investigation source Telegraph spoke with said. AQIS also asserted that the attackers were former Pakistani Navy officers.

 

200 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed In Nigeria

Boko Haram leadership

Boko Haram leadership

At least 200 Boko Haram Islamic terrorist and one of the Al Qaeda affilated groups top commanders are dead after heaving fighting in Nigeria.

Boko Haram gained international condemnation, and a hashtag campaign from the Obama administration, after the Islamic terrorist group abducted around 200 school girls, forcing them into slavery, forced marriages, raping them, and killing some.

The UK Guardian has more on the battle:

A leading commander of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has been killed along with 200 other militants in a rare victory for Nigeria’s armed forces, according to reports.

One Nigerian army officer said a feared commander known only as Amir was among the dead after a battle on Friday in Konduga town, 35 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of the extremist group.

Also killed were a Boko Haram video journalist and a suicide bomber, he said.

There were no military casualties, according to the officer and a civilian self-defence group that fights alongside the soldiers. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to reporters.

Boko Haram has captured a string of towns in recent weeks stretching over 320 kilometres alongside Nigeria’s north-east border with Cameroon in a new campaign to create an Islamic caliphate, mimicking the Isis group in Syria and Iraq.

The extremists also have attacked a town and villages across the border in Cameroon, but that country’s state radio said Cameroonian troops beat them off and forced them back across the border into Nigeria.

Al Shabab Terror Plot Foiled In Uganda

Al Shabab fighters

Al Shabab fighters

The Somalia based affiliate of Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, was plotting a terrorist attack in Uganda this weekend.

The US embassy in Uganda issued a terror alert believing an attack was likely and asked American’s in the country to stay in place.

Within hours of the alert Ugandan authorities arrested several members of Al Shabab and their explosives.

Al Shabab had threaten retaliation against The US for an air strike that killed their leader.

Fox News has more:

Ugandan authorities on Saturday thwarted an attempted terror attack, just days after the terror group al-Shabaab vowed revenge for U.S. air strikes that killed its leader.

Uganda police reportedly arrested several suspects and recovered explosives in the capitol of Kampala, according to The Wall Street Journal. However authorities did not say whether the suspects are members of al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda affiliate.

The announcement about the arrests was made just hours after the U.S. embassy in Uganda warned Americans in the country that an attack was “imminent” and to stay indoors.

The embassy had warned in the aftermath of leader Ahmed Abdi Godane’s death earlier this month about the potential for a revenge attack.

 

“They Are Monsters”: ISIS Beheads Brit David Haines

David Haines

David Haines

On Saturday another ISIS video surfaced of them beheading British aid worker David Haines.

That prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to say that “They(ISIS) are monsters”.

This latest beheading follows the murders in recent weeks of American journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Based on video evidence it appears that the same ISIS cockroach killed all three men.  The intel community believes the butcher to be a British Muslim.

Fox News has more:

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday he will work with allies to defeat the terrorist group Islamic State, and that countries must “drain this poison from our society,” after the militants released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Cameron, who was attending a wedding on Saturday, raced back to London overnight to chair a meeting of his security Cabinet, including his advisers, officials and intelligence chiefs. The Prime Minister described the murder of Haines as “an act of pure evil” in a tweet from his official account.

The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency. The British government had managed to keep his kidnapping secret out of concern for his safety until another video recently released by Islamic State, also known as ISIS, identified him as a captive.

Jeanine Pirro To Obama: “Who Do You Think You Are? Jack Bauer”

Saturday night Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro gave another terrific talking down to President Obama over his pathetic ISIS speaking and his rapidly failing strategy to deal with them, even invoking the use of Jack Bauer to make her point that Obama and his team are getting this whole foreign policy and war on terrorism thing completely wrong.

(h/t Sooper Mexican via The Right Scoop)

The Sunday Shows For September 14th

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough

Sorry I am late getting this preview of what will be on the Sunday shows out to you.

But better late than never.

Obama’s pathetic ISIS speech and quickly failing apart strategy will be the main focus this morning.  White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will be on 4 of the 5 shows.  Expect more confusion, double speak, double negatives, and complete contradictions.

Secretary of State John Kerry will also make an appearance, the mashed potato’s in his cheeks included.

A couple of female Democrat Senators will be on the various shows to talk about Ray Rice, in obvious overtones to please the folks at, as Rush Limbaugh calls them, the National Association of Gals.

Here are the line ups:

Meet The (Even More) Depressed: White House chief of state Denis McDonough, former Secretary of State James Baker, Sen. Bernie Sanders(Socialist-VT).

Last Week: Denis McDonough, Sen. Tom Harking(D-IA), Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

DeFace The Nation: Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Michael McCaul(R-TX) chair House Homeland Security committee, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand(D-NY).

State of the DisUnion: Denis McDonough, Sen. Amy Klobuchar(D-MN), Rep. John Conyers.

Fox News Sunday: Denis McDonough, Gen. Michael Hayden former director of CIA and NSA, Sen. Lindsey Graham(RINO-SC), Sen. Jack Reed(D-RI).

Rep. Schock Says Obama Doesn’t Need Congress’s Approval To Go To War With ISIS

Rep. Aaron Schock(R-IL)

Rep. Aaron Schock(R-IL)

Illinois Republican congressman Aaron Schock told CNS News this week that he doesn’t think that President Obama needs congressional approval for military action in Syria against the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde ISIS.

He’s rationale, Congress already give the President the authority to go after the terrorist group when it authorized the use of military force following the September 11th terrorist attacks against Al Qaeda.

This is the same justification that the Obama administration is using for not going to Congress for a resolution approving military action against ISIS terrorist in Iraq and Syria.

To say that Schock and Obama are wrong is an understatement, under both the Constitution and the War Powers Act Obama has got to get Congress’s permission to go to “war” against ISIS, period.

Why Obama and establishment Republicans like Schock don’t want Congress to vote on authorizing military action is mind-boggling; odds are such a resolution for military force would get bi-partisan support and would easily pass both the House and Senate.

CNS News has more:

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) said Wednesday that President Obama does not need Congressional authorization to takemilitary action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because he already “has the authority given to him shortly after September 11th to destroy that terrorist network.”

CNSNews.com asked Schock: “James Madison, who wrote the Constitutional War Clause, said it gave Congress the power to authorize military force, leaving to the Executive only ‘the power to repel sudden attacks.’ Does the president need congressional authorization to take action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria?”

He replied: “Well, we gave him authority after September 11th to fight terrorist organizations.

“Typically what we’ve done with the War Powers Act, [whenever] Congress is giving authority to go to war with a nation, it’s been a specific nation, whether it be Japan [or] Nazi Germany. In this case, Al-Qaeda is not a nation, and so what we basically gave the president was the authority to fight terrorism.

“ISIL is not a nation despite their attempt to become one,” he continued. “They are not recognized by the international community as a nation, so as our leaders yesterday made it clear, we have already voted in the affirmative to give the president the authority to root out, attack, and destroy terrorist networks.

“ISIL falls under that. To the degree we begin engaging in conflict with the government of Iraq, the government of Syria, the government of a country, then that enters into a different area. But right now, we’re talking about ISIL and we believe the president has the authority given to him shortly after September 11th to destroy that terrorist network,” Schock concluded.

Schock was referring to the September 18, 2001 Joint Resolution by Congress “To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

Waffle House Ask Texas Lawman To Leave Because He Was Armed

Waffle-HouseA uniformed Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was asked to leave a Texas a Waffle House restaurant because he was carrying his sidearm.

Complete foolishness, I’ve never eaten at a Waffle House, and after this I never will, *update, speaking specifically of this Waffle House in Texas, not nationally*

Breitbart has more:

A uniformed Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper was asked to leave a Waffle House restaurant in Grapevine this week because he was armed. The trooper was wearing a Texas DPS helicopter pilot “field uniform” that consists of a DPS polo shirt, tan slacks and his badge and gun were on his belt. Trooper was asked to leave and not to return because he was wearing a gun.

Breitbart Texas spoke with Trooper Evans via Facebook Messenger. He said he could not comment directly to the media about the matter. From postings on his Facebook page, Breitbart Texas learned the trooper was on his way to work and was standing at the cash register when the manager of the Waffle House began yelling at him from the doorway of the kitchen telling him that he had to leave and he was not welcome back to the restaurant. Despite Evan’s explanation that he was a law enforcement officer with the DPS and he was in uniform, the manager persisted in his rant.

“So I just got asked to leave the Waffle House in Grapevine!” Evans said on Facebook. “Apparently my Department Approved DPS Aircraft Uniform is not welcome there. I was asked to leave by the management and was also instructed not to return.”

“They said it was because I was wearing a gun,” he explained. “I was in uniform, TX DPS Polo Shirt and Tan pants, with my badge visibly displayed on my belt. I explained to the manager that I am a state trooper and he said I still wasn’t allowed to have a gun in the restaurant.”

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Gov.Scott Walker(R-WI)

Gov.Scott Walker(R-WI)

Late Friday the 7th circuit court of appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law allowing it to take effect for this November’s election.

Also on Friday Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued new rules to make it easier for people to get their Voter photo ID in cases where a person had difficulty obtaining their birth certificate.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court has raised objections to the prospect that people would have to pay a fee in order to get the documents necessary to obtain a photo ID to be used for voting.

The Blaze has more on the 7th circuit ruling:

A federal appeals court has reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck the law down as unconstitutional in April, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters who may lack such identification. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to overturn that ruling.

The 7th Circuit issued a ruling late Friday afternoon lifting Aldeman’s stay and allowing the law to go into effect before the November elections

WIFR has more on the new photo ID regs:

Gov. Scott Walker has approved new rules establishing a free process for verifying birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but lack birth certificates.
Walker approved the rules Friday, the same day state attorneys tried to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reinstate a state law requiring voters show photo identification at the polls.
The state Supreme Court upheld the law in July in a separate case but cautioned that the state can’t require someone seeking an ID to vote to pay fees for supporting documents.

Freeport School District Facing $1.1 Million Deficit

thumbnail_1396896931Another Northern Illinois school district if looking at a massive budget deficit.

The Freeport school district is looking at a $1.1 million deficit for the coming year and things could get worse for the district if state education funding isn’t altered.

Previous school deficit stories on Sycamore, Coal City, and Princeton.

WREX has more:

Right now, District #145 faces a $1.1 million budget deficit. According to administrators, student enrollment is dropping in Freeport and home values are hurting as well. Those factors take a toll on the budget, but funding issues at the state-level are having the biggest impact. Illinois says it can’t afford to help districts financially like it used to.

“For Freeport that makes us lose about $1.8 million this year,” -says FSD #145 Assistant Superintendent of Business & Finance Patrick McDermott.

In a couple months, things could get worse. Illinois’ income tax helps the state fund schools. This fall, lawmakers are scheduled to vote on decreasing that tax. If that’s approved, there goes $4 million from Freeport’s budget. District #145 calls this a “doomsday” situation.

“That’s closed schools that’s lay off lots of staff levels, there is no patch you can put on that,” says McDermott.

But, administrators say they’ll cross that bridge when they come to it. All they can control right now is balancing their bleeding budget. The district says it’s a long way off from asking voters for more property tax revenue, so changes will most likely be made internally. First,eliminatingg positions and bulking up class sizes. At the elementary school level, district leaders say some classrooms only have 12 or 13 kids.

“When you’re losing $1 million dollars that’s entirely unsustainable over the long haul.”

There’s also some possible good news at the state level, a measure labeled Senate Bill 16 working its way through the general assembly. This idea would restructure how the state funds schools impacting communities like Freeport with higher poverty levels and struggling property values.

“For us, Senate Bill 16 as it stands would generate about $3 million additional for Freeport.”

Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS

ISIS fighters

ISIS fighters

I guess we can cross these guys off the list of moderate Syrian rebels with whom the Obama administration can send aid and weapons to since they have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS.

Al Arabiya has more:

Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ceasefire deal was agreed between ISIS and moderate and Islamist rebels in Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital.

Under the deal, “the two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime.”

Nussayri is a pejorative term for the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Syria’s armed opposition initially welcomed jihadists including Islamic State members in their fight against Assad.

But the group’s harsh interpretation of Islam and quest for domination of captured territory sparked a backlash against it that began in January.

A coalition of rebel groups pushed IS out of much of northern Syria, but it has recaptured much of that territory in recent months and has a strong presence in Hajar al-Aswad.

1 Penn. State Trooper Dead, 1 Wounded In Ambush Of Barracks

police_tape_ss_imgOne Pennsylvania state trooper is dead and another was wounded late Friday night in an ambush shooting of their barracks in Northeast Pennsylvania.

The New York Post has more:

State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect.

The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Pike County’s Blooming Grove, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton. Nearby Lackawanna County dispatched its SWAT team, and helicopters were seen flying over the area.

State police spokeswoman Maria Finn tells The Times-Tribune newspaper that one trooper was killed and another was injured. She did not elaborate on the severity of the injuries.

Fox News is reporting this morning that a person of interest is being questioned by police:

A person of interest identified as Jeffrey Hudak, 48, was being questioned by police, Trooper Connie Devens said.

“No one is in custody or under arrest,” she said. “Mr. Hudak is being questioned as a person of interest.”

Noonan confirmed that one trooper was killed and the other was injured and taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he was in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

He provided few details on the shooting but said the attack seemed to be directed at state police.

“This has been an emotional night for all of us,” Noonan told reporters.

Colorado Teen Awaiting Sentencing For Trying To Help ISIS

Shannon Conley

Shannon Conley

Another American Jihadi tried to join ISIS, this time a teenage girl from Colorado.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

A 19-year-old Arvada woman accused of trying to help a foreign terrorist organization pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

In court, Shannon Conley, wearing a muslim headscarf with her jail jumpsuit, told the judge several times that she understood the plea and what she was doing.

The judge said he wants psychological and personality assessments completed before he sentences Conley in January.

Prosecutors said Conley faces up to five years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including Al-Qaeda in Iraq, aka the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), aka the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS), aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Conley, a Muslim convert, was arrested April 8 at Denver International Airport after telling FBI agents she was traveling to Syria

New Rock Island Sheriff Is Rep. Bustos’ Husband

New Rock Island Sheriff Gerry Bustos

New Rock Island Sheriff Gerry Bustos

This is Illinois politics for you.

Gerry Bustos was sworn-in today as the new Sheriff for Rock Island county after former Sheriff Jeff Boyd was forced to resign after pleading guilty to attempted official misconduct for cyberstalking an illegal immigrant woman he meet at a local gym.

Gerry Bustos is married to Illinois Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos.

Boyd was investigated and charged with misconduct by Illinois’ Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Cheri Bustos won the Democrat primary in 2012 because she was the preferred candidate of Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

The 17th congressional district to which Cheri Bustos represents was heavily redrawn after the 2010 census by Illinois Speaker of the House and chairman of the states Democrat Party Michael Madigan, Lisa’s father, in order to give Bustos the best chance possible of unseating the districts Republican congressman Bobby Schilling.

Schilling and Bustos are locked in a tight rematch this year.

A cynic would be remiss to not think there is some back scratching going on.

Bruce Rauner Follows Up Wonderful Mike Ditka Ad With God-Awful “No Social Agenda” Ad

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Last Sunday Illinois Republican gubenatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a wonderful ad featuring Rauner with former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka.

Sadly, Rauner and his campaign have followed up that great ad, with one of the worst possible ads imaginable, an ad that is driving social conservative Republicans mad, and could very will result in Rauner suppressing the vote of his own parties base.

The ad is being called “No social agenda”.

In the first 10 seconds of the ad an unidentified woman says that Bruce Rauner is pro-choice and that he will leave Illinois’ same sex marriage law alone.

The statement about leaving the same sex marriage law alone is in direct contradiction to Rauner’s past campaign statements the he would like to see the measure be put before the voters of Illinois in a referendum.

The talk later in the ad about education aside, this is one of the worst political ads that the Rauner campaign could make.

Those 10 seconds are not endearing him to pro-life Republican voters or to those that support traditional marriage who have been luke warm to Rauner’s candidacy for months.

The Illinois Family Institutes David Smith told Illinois Review:

“I’m shaking my head as to what that ad says. The Democrats are doing all they can to get their base out to vote in November, but the Rauner campaign is doing everything they can to alienate their base.”

“The life and marriage issues matter to social conservatives that make up the Illinois Republican Party base,” Smith said. “It’s like the ILGOP is purposely trying to put a cold, wet blanket on any social conservative enthusiasm leading up to November.”

The ad and its Republican vote suppressing message has also been criticized by pro-life activist Jill Stanek and by former congressman Joe Walsh.

Rauner’s campaign has actively been trying to court longtime Democrat voters disillutioned with the pathetic leadership and record of Gov. Pat Quinn into voting for Rauner in November’s general election.

They would have been better served with more ads like the Ditka one and should have left this God-awful ad on the cutting room floor.

After 2 Years Pakistan Arrest Taliban Members Who Attempted To Murder Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

In October of 2012 Taliban terrorist stopped a school bus in rural Pakistan and shot 16 year old Malala Yousafzai in the head attempting to murder her.

Malala’s crime was speaking out for education rights for Pakistani girls and against the barbarism of the Taliban.

Malala survived the attempt on her life and now lives safely in the UK continuing her work to see you girls in Muslim countries get an education.

After two years Pakistani authorities have finally apprehended 10 of the Taliban members involved in Malala’s attack.

Fox News has more:

Pakistan’s army announced Friday that it had arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women.

Army spokesman Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said the detained men attacked Yousafzai, then 16, on orders from Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani Taliban. The army is currently waging a major offensive against the extremist group in North Waziristan, a tribal region along the border with Afghanistan that has long been a militant stronghold.

“The entire gang involved in the murder attempt… has been busted,” Bajwa said, adding that the “terrorists” were part of Tehrik-e-Taliban, an umbrella group encompassing militant organizations across the tribal areas.

Malala, a precocious teenage activist who had called for expanding girls’ education in deeply conservative areas of Pakistan, was shot in the head in October 2012 while returning from school. Two other girls were also wounded in the attack.

 

California High School Principal Bans Chick-fil-A

chick-fil-aA high school principal in Ventura, California has banned a boosters organization from using Chick-fil-A sandwiches for a football team fundraiser.

The principal, Val Wyatt, issued the ban because she thinks the chicken sandwiches from the popular national chain are offensive or something.

Val Wyatt thinks people might be offended at the boosters use of the Chick-fil-A sandwiches because Chick-fil-A’s President openly supports traditional marriage.

To be perfectly clear traditional marriage is not offensive, bigoted, hateful, or anything else, it is a simple affirmation of a simple fact, marriage is between one man and one woman.

What is offensive are the PC thought police and militant homosexuals demanding that their deviant lifestyle be recognized and condoned by the rest of society, never mind the fact that the United States is one of the most tolerant societies towards gays and lesbians in the world.

These folks should try pushing the BS in Iran, or Saudi Arabia, or the desert controlled by ISIS, they’d be killed practically on the spot.

Todd Starnes at Fox News has more:

Principal Val Wyatt’s ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.

“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

It was a sentiment supported by Trudy Tuttle Ariaga, superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District.

“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ariaga told CBS News in Los Angeles.

This is a classic example of those preaching inclusivity and diversity being the least inclusive and diverse of all.

 

A few days before the back-to-school event, the principal broke the news to the booster club. She said her “main reason” for banning Chick-fil-A was because she did not want an outside organization to sell or advertise during the event.

“I work really hard to keep Ventura High School from being a marketplace for all kinds of vendors to come to the campus and reap profit,” she told the newspaper.

Well, dear. That’s a bit disingenuous. Chick-fil-A was not making a single penny. They were giving all the proceeds to the booster club. Period.

I suspect her “main reason” had more to do with her statement about Chick-fil-A’s opposition to gay rights.

There’s just one teensy-weensy problem with Principal Wyatt’s explanation: It’s not true.

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t have a stance on gay marriage,” Shaffer told the Star. “We treat everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation, with honor, dignity and respect.”

CIA: ISIS Has 31,500 Fighters

ISIS fighters

ISIS fighters

The Obama administration is saying that its air strike campaign and reliance on the Syrian rebels and Iraqi army to defeat and destroy ISIS could last 3 years or so.

Today the CIA is estimating that ISIS has around 31,500 fighters including hundreds from western Europe and the United States.

So my question is why would it take years to kill a relative handful of cockroaches?

Shouldn’t these barbarians be exterminated via air strikes in a matter of months not years?

Some MOAB’s and a few dozen daisy cutters would do the job nicely, but instead its likely to be a heavy reliance on hellfire’s.

Fox News has more:

The CIA said Thursday that the number of Islamic State fighters has grown to as many as three times previous estimates, a day after President Obama announced he is drastically expanding the U.S. military campaign against the militants.

A spokesperson for the agency told Fox News that new assessments show that the militant group can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria.

The spokesperson said the new figures were determined after a review of “all-source intelligence reports” on the group from May to August.

The new numbers are a big jump from the agency’s previous estimate that there were at least 10,000 Islamic State fighters.

The spokesperson said the increase is likely due to the militant’s group recruiting gains after its success on the battlefield.