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#EpicFail: Obama’s ISIS Coalition Falling Apart; Turkey, UK, Germany Out

my_new_meme__epic_fail_by_boo123456789100-d58z9xwLess than one day after President Obama’s address to the nation about ISIS the vaunted coalition to fight the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde is falling apart.

The Brits and German’s will not commit to air strikes in Syria and Turkey is saying they will not let their bases be used for that purpose, only for humanitarian aide.

Is it too early to call Obama’s ISIS strategy an epic failure after 16 hours.

Gateway Pundit on Turkey:

President Obama with Turkey PM Erdogan

President Obama with Turkey PM Erdogan

Turkey will refuse to allow a US-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday.

Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations,” the official said on condition of anonymity.


Hot Air on the UK and Germany:

Britain’s foreign secretary says his country won’t participate in airstrikes on Syria, following an announcement from Washington that it would begin hitting targets inside the country.

Speaking Thursday after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Philip Hammond said Britain won’t be “revisiting” the issue after Parliament decided last year against participating in airstrikes.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference in Berlin that Germany has not been asked to take part in the air strikes and would not be participating. “To quite clear, we have not been asked to do so and neither will we do so,” Steinmeier said.

Ted Cruz: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Unconstitutional

Last night in his ISIS speech to the nation President Obama said that he thinks he doesn’t need congressional authorization to ramp up the air strike campaign in Iraq or to launch new air strikes against ISIS cockroaches in Syria.

The Constitution say differently.

And Sen. Ted Cruz said as much after the speech to Megyn Kelly.

(h/t The Gateway Pundit)


I think the president should come to Congress and ask for authorization. You want a demonstration of presidential hubris look no further than this speech tonight where he brazenly declares ‘I have the authority to wage war regardless of what Congress says.’ My copy of the Constitution says Congress has the authority to declare war. Now, the president has inherent authority as Commander in Chief to respond to an exigent threat. But, President Obama didn’t propose any response to an exigent threat. He proposed a multi-year military campaign. And he proposed ignoring Congress other than he would deign to accept Congressional approval if Congress gave it. Part of the reason in seeking Congressional approval is it forces the president to come before Congress and the American people and articulate a clear military objective that furthers US national security interests. The president has failed to do so and it appears he still doesn’t intend to do so.


Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama ISIS Speech “Pathetic” “Idiotic Nonsense”

Following President Obama’s weak and pathetic speech last night to the nation about ISIS Lt. Col Ralph Peters went on Hannity and called Obama’s too little, too late strategy “Idiotic nonsense”.

(h/t The Gateway Pundit)

Peters: “Barack Obama’s shabby pretense at a strategy as laid out tonight will not defeat and destroy the Islamic State. By the way, it is Islamic, and it is a nation state with a caliphate… Does he really believe he’s going to build a coalition. He has nine states so far, Bush had 48, 40 of which contributed troops in 2004. He has nine states none of which are willing to fight… It’s so pathetic, that I actually got to control my anger and simply say it’s idiotic nonsense.

Obama Finally Gives His Strategy To Defeat ISIS; Six Months Too Late

President Obama with congressional leaders Tuesday

President Obama with congressional leaders Tuesday

This evening in a prime-time address to the nation President Obama finally outlined his strategy to deal with the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde know as ISIS(I am not ever going to call them ISIL).

To be perfectly blunt this was a rather pathetic address to the nation, with a weak outlining of the threat ISIS poses to the United States and the rest of the civilized world, with an inadequate strategy to deal with the terrorist scum.

The jest of President Obama’s “counter terrorism” strategy to deal with ISIS is to continue to do more of the same, but with more international partners chipping in.

President Obama stated that the month long limited air strike campaign in northern Iraq will continue with one new caveat those air strike will now assist Iraq military forces as they attempt to reclaim their country from the barbarian horde.

President Obama also stated that he will authorize the US Air Force to begin launching air strikes against ISIS targets inside Syria.

While President Obama claimed that he has the authority, as commander-in-chief, to do this action on his own he welcomes Congress supporting him.

Additionally 475 more American soldiers will be sent to Iraq to help them with training and intelligence.

President Obama also continued his push to have the US provide arms and support to the Syrian rebels.  This I most strongly disagree with.  There isn’t a Syrian rebel faction worth giving anything to.  Some of them have and are joining ISIS.  Others are joining Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria the Al-Nusra Front.  And of course there is that rebel group that captured American journalist Steven Sotloff and handed him over to ISIS for money; ISIS then proceeded to behead him and fellow American James Foley in the last few weeks.

I was incredulous when Obama said that “We must remain vigilant as threats emerge”.  As we have learned in recent days President Obama has been given daily intelligence briefings about the threat posed by ISIS for over a year and still he was caught flat footed when they executed their blitzkrieg across much of Iraq earlier this summer; at the hight of the blitz ISIS was around 100 miles from overrunning Baghdad and there was nothing that was going to stop them if they tried.  The US only got involved months later when ISIS was on the verge of committing a genocide of an Iraqi religious minority that had become trapped on a mountain.

In a statement that just outright annoyed me President Obama stated that “we have not yet detected specific plots against the homeland” from ISIS.  That is simply not true.  Just a few weeks ago a terror alert was issued for the entire southern border the fear being ISIS could launch car bomb attacks against US targets from Juarez, Mexico.

ISIS outside the White House

ISIS outside the White House

Then there are the internet messages ISIS terrorist have posted of them claiming to already be inside the United States.

One showed their operative in Chicago, another was taken from the gates of the White House.

In a minor positive sign President Obama hinted that he would be willing to support a bill by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Michele Bachmann that would deny Americans who have traveled overseas to join ISIS or other terrorist groups from being able to return to the country with Obama saying that we have to stem the flow of foreign fighters into and out of Syria and Iraq.

ISIS threat from Chicago

ISIS threat from Chicago

President Obama repeatedly mentioned that no American ground troops or ground combat would take place.

A heavy emphasis was also placed on the fact that an international coalition would be taking part in this endeavour to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.

Personally I think President Obama should have spent a little bit more time talking about the facts like ISIS terrorist have made attempts to build their own weapons of mass destruction as evidenced by that captured laptop that contained plans to build a bio weapon, or that Americans have been killed fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria, and completely drop the talk about domestic issues like a thriving auto industry and that we are closer than ever to being energy independent(which is no thanks to his policies or EPA).

This strategy of almost all air strikes and reliance on building up the Syrian rebels, who are no better than ISIS, is woe-fully inadequate and at least six months too late.

22 Democrats Join House Republicans In Condemning Obama’s Illegal Bergdahl Swap

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Earlier today 22 Democrats joined the entire House GOP caucus in condemning President Obama’s swap of 5 senior Taliban commanders in exchange for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

Obama released the 5 terrorist without notifying Congress of the move 30 days ahead of time as is required by law.

The General Accountability Office, which gave a legal opinion to the House that the deal was illegal on that ground, also stated that the Pentagon also broke another law when they used funds for the transfer that it did not have.

The resolution condemning the whole Bergdahl swap passed 249-163.

Fox News has more:

The House voted Tuesday to formally rebuke the Obama administration for its handling of the controversial trade of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.

In a 249-163 vote, the House passed a resolution chastising the administration for failing to give 30-days’ notice to Congress about the exchange in May. The vote, held on Congress’ second day back from summer recess, comes after a watchdog agency last month found that the Pentagon broke the law by failing to give proper notice.

“The administration deprived Congress of the opportunity to consider the national security risk or the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists,” said Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Five senior Taliban were released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl, who had disappeared from his post in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. The five Taliban are to remain in Qatar for a year.

Republican lawmakers and some Democrats were angry with Obama and members of the administration for failing to notify them about the swap even as 80 to 90 members of the government knew of the exchange. The administration has offered a number of explanations for keeping Congress in the dark, saying concern about Bergdahl’s health and safety required speedy action.

Video of Illinois congressman Aaron Shock on the House floor talking about today’s resolution.(h/t Illinois Review)


Via The Hill.com here are the 22 Democrats who voted for today’s resolution:

John Barrow (Ga.), Ami Bera (Calif.), Bruce Braley (Iowa), Julia Brownley (Calif.), Cheri Bustos (Ill.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Pete Gallego (Texas), Joe Garcia (Fla.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike Michaud (Maine), Patrick Murphy (Fla.), Beto O’Rourke (Texas), Gary Peters (Mich.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.), Raul Ruiz (Calif.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Tim Walz (Minn.).


Jeanine Pirro: “Our Command-in-Chief Doesn’t Know What To Do” About ISIS

Fox News Channel weekend host Judge Jeanine Pirro again giving a great rebuke of President Obama’s non-existent strategy for dealing with the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde known as ISIS.

The Sunday Shows For September 7th

President Obama and Mitt Romney

President Obama and Mitt Romney

It’s all about the President and the Presidential contenders on the Sunday shows tomorrow morning.

The revamped Meet The Depressed with new host Chuck Todd and panelists Joe Scarborough and Luke Russert(in an obvious effort to drive down viewership even further) will have on President Obama.

Last Week will have on the next President of the United States Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz

DeFace the Nation will have Sen. Marco Rubio.

Fox News Sunday in a clear case of letting Karl Rove do the booking will have on Mitt Romney.  Seriously who in the hell wants him to run, again.

The full line ups go as follows:

Meet The (even more) Depressed: Obama

Last Week: Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Peter King(RINO-NY), Rep. Adam Smith(D-WA)

DeFace The Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio, Henry Kissinger

State of the DisUnion: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Mike Rogers(House Intel Chair), Mayors of Philly, Boston, and San Diego

Fox News Sunday: Mitt Romney, Sen. Menendez, Rep. McCaul(R-TX)

Do yourselves a favor listen to Ted Cruz, then click over to the NFL pre games.

To The Families Of James Foley And Steven Sotloff, I’m Sorry

James Foley

James Foley

I wish to convey my most heart-felt sympathies to the families of American journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff, both of whom have been murdered at the hands of a genocidal Islamic barbarian horde known as ISIS.

To James’ and Steve’s parents, children, spouses, friends and extended family I want to say I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that even after a year of daily intelligence briefings President Obama still doesn’t have a strategy to defeat these cockroaches.

I’m sorry that our indecisive commander-in-chief waited a month to send American special forces into Syria to try and rescue your loved ones.

I’m sorry President Obama cares more about his tee time than the lives of Americans held hostage by terrorist.

Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff

I’m sorry that our air strikes against ISIS have been extremely limited in nature; we should have done as Sen. Ted Cruz said over the weekend and bombed these terrorist pukes back into the stone ages, which is where they seem to want to take half the world.

I’m sorry in advance that Secretary of State John Kerry won’t be able to bring Arab leaders together to form a coalition to crush James and Steve’s murderers.

I’m sorry that there are people living in this country who support, idolize, and have actually joined ISIS.

I’m sorry it took the blood of your loved ones to make the American people realize that we are still fighting a war against terrorism.

Let us all pray that they will be the last people harmed by this genocidal Islamic barbarian horde.

Rep. Duncan Hunter: Obama Fiddles While Sgt. Tahmooressi Sits In Mexican Jail

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi(USMC)

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi(USMC)

The following is from California congressman Duncan Hunter and first ran in Breitbart.

In a jail cell in Mexico sits Andrew Tahmooressi, a former Marine Corps Sergeant who served honorably and survived two combat tours in Afghanistan. For almost five months, Andrew has languished in prison for simply taking a wrong turn into Mexico.

In past months, President Obama has found enough time to respond to the proposed deportation of Justin Bieber, talk up the White House beer recipe and offer insights into a wide variety of topics that are comparatively insignificant. His own online petition page collected more than the 120,000 signatures, thereby requiring a response from the White House. But Obama has yet to utter a single word on behalf of Tahmooressi.

As a combat Marine, Andrew saved lives on at least two occasions and survived a roadside bomb blast that destroyed his vehicle and injured himself and others. His promotion to Sergeant came meritoriously and either on the battlefield or off, his commitment to his fellow Marines was unbreakable. In every sense, Andrew was a top-notch.

The alleged crime by no means presents any real shock value: Andrew entered Mexico with three legally owned firearms. He did not conceal the weapons or attempt to mislead Mexican border officials, who happened to deny his initial request to turn around. They confiscated his firearms and the rest of his possessions. That night and into the next day, he endured a period of detention that exceeded the permissible limits, and he was denied the appropriate translation services.

The accusation was that Andrew was trafficking weapons but the facts support a far different version of events. The night he was arrested, Andrew was visiting friends near the border area. He was relatively new to San Diego, California, seeking treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at the recommendation and instance of friends who lived in the region, which is home to some of the best treatment and care facilities in the country. For area residents, some of whom have lived in San Diego their entire lives, the border is a complicated place, day or night, and wrong turns are quite common.

For whatever reason, Mexican officials violated Andrew’s rights. In fact, my office recovered audio of the 911 phone call Andrew made immediately after he was directed into secondary screening. He tells the dispatcher that he took a wrong turn, that he didn’t intend to enter Mexico and that he presumed turning around was possible. The dispatcher informed him that he missed the turnaround and proceeded to say there was nothing that could be done to help.

The 911 audio is critical to Andrew’s defense, among other key pieces of evidence revealed through several evidentiary hearings. The tape verifies Andrew’s intent not to enter Mexico while other violations, including the prolonged detention and failure to contact U.S. counterparts and provide a suitable translator, invalidate actions on the Mexican side of the border.

Until recently, resolution seemed distant and sometimes uncertain. But new developments in the case could produce a ruling as early as next week thanks in part to a range of legal options that are under serious consideration. The expectation is that Mexico will do the right thing and release Andrew.

Through this entire episode, it is worth noting that Mexico-despite maintaining the belief that its justice system should be given a chance to work-has been relatively direct and open to conversation on Andrew’s detention. Conversely, the President, his Administration and State Department have been silent. And for the most part, any support provided by the State Department has been routine under the circumstances.

A Marine of Andrew’s caliber deserves more from his government. By now, the President and his Administration probably won’t make a difference in Andrew’s case but out of respect to our veterans and our military, the President should try to make an effort at least. Andrew is owed that much from the Commander in Chief he courageously served as U.S. Marine.

Rep. Kinzinger Voted Against Curtailing Executive Amnesty Because It Would Make “Our Already Broken Immigration System More Confusing And Inefficient”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

On Friday evening the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn that would keep President Obama from continuing or expanding his DACA executive amnesty program.

DACA, Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, was an executive order issued by President Obama in the summer of 2012 that granted amnesty to up to 1 million illegal immigrants that had been brought to the United States as children by their parents.

Blackburn’s DACA bill, H.R. 5272 would prohibit the federal government from making modifications to Obama’s original amnesty granting executive order that would expand the number of illegal immigrants eligable for it, the bill would also stop any authorization of any new deferred deportations, and would prohibit those illegal aliens from being able to work within the US.

11 House Republicans would vote against the bill, however as Roll Call reports not a one of them took to the House floor to explain why they were against Blackburn’s bill which was viewed as a necessary component to the House passing any legislation to address the flood of illegal immigrants from Central America crossing into Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.

Not every Republican voted “yes” on the bill on Friday night, but dissenters did not speak up on the House floor during debate. They chose instead to voice their frustrations in conversations with colleagues outside the parameters of the chamber, saying the decision to hold the vote was not politically advisable but stopping short of using the stormy rhetoric of their Democratic counterparts.

The challenge for some Republicans during this debate was that they agree that Obama has overstepped his constitutional bounds, but they support the general concept that the Dreamers should have some protections against deportation and pathways to legal status.

The 11 Republicans who voted to allow the continuation of Obama’s amnesty via executive fiat and leaves wide open the possibility that Obama will grant more amnesty by executive order are: Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), David Reichert (R-WA), David Valadao (R-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Joe Heck (R-NV), Fred Upton (R-MI), Mark Amodei (R-NV), and Mike Coffman (R-CO).

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Over the weekend Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger’s spokesman, Zach Hunter, told Illinois Review why the man viewed as the “Young John McCain” voted against Blackburn’s DACA bill:

 Congressman Kinzinger supported the original House language to curtail the administration’s deferred action program and has previously voted twice to repeal or defund it. However, last minute changes in legislative language were poorly constructed and would have made our already broken immigration system more confusing and inefficient.

So let me get this straight putting an end to Obama’s lawlessness and blocking him from doing what fellow Illinois congressman Lois Gutierrez has been begging Obama to do for months(grant amnesty to millions more illegals) would make our immigration system more confusing and inefficient.

Sorry not buying it.

It has been Obama’s abuse of his office, the granting of DACA amnesty in the first place, that has prompted many of the estimated 60,000 illegal immigrant minors to come here in the first place putting an enormous strain on the system.

The much more believable reasoning for why congressman Kinzinger voted against Blackburn’s bill is because he’s a supporter of “comprehensive immigration reform” i.e. amnesty.

In April Kinzinger and fellow Illinois Republican Aaron Schock each cut videos for a big gathering in Chicago put on by former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert that drew plenty of big names from both the GOP establishment and big business that was focused around one thing, Amnesty.

Kinzinger’s vote against Blackburn’s bill to stop more executive amnesty is even more troubling considering that in the days leading up to the vote Kinzinger was asking his constituents via social media for their input on what should be done about the immigration crisis and the overwhelming response he was given was that those here illegally had to be sent back to their country of origin.

Gov. Perry, Rep. Labrador, And DHS Sec. Johnson Talk About Influx Of Illegal Aliens On Southern Border

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson

This Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson repeatedly refused to answer host David Gregory’s questions about whether or not then more than 50,000 illegal immigrant, mostly unaccompanied minors, would be deported.

After Jeh Johnson’s appearance NBC had on the man who should be the House Republican majority leader congressman Raul Labrador, who said that Johnson’s comments were shameful. Labrador also accused Johnson of making things up.  The Idaho congressman went on the say that if President Obama doesn’t send these tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children back to their home countries it would only encourage more illegal immigration.

Elsewhere on the TV dial, ABC’s This Week had on Texas Governor Rick Perry had a contentous time with Obama defender/cheerleader Martha Raditz who spent her time attacking Perry than blaming the Obama administration for its lawlessness.  Perry was right on the money when he said that President Obama doesn’t care about protecting the border.

Major Hat Tip to Sooper Mexican for the vids.

As The World Burns Emperor Obama Golfs

e4b6d79d-8fc9-453b-b98f-2e98513dc910The world is burning right before our very eyes.

Forces loyal to Vladimir Putin killed 49 Ukrainian troops over the weekend when their transport plane was shot down.

From CNN:

Ukrainian military plane was shot down by separatists, killing all 49 people on board, officials said.

The Ilyushin-76 military transport plane went down early Saturday while approaching an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, said military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov from the anti-terror operation unit.

Ukraine’s defense ministry said the plane, which was transporting military personnel, was shot down by insurgents using anti-aircraft machine guns.

In Kenya the al-Shabab terrorist group, affiliated with Al Qaeda, committed another massacre like the one last year at the Westgate shopping mall killing 48 and setting at least 2 hotels on fire.

From ABC News:

The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answers, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday.

Al-Shabab, a Somali al-Qaida-linked group, claimed responsibility for the hours-long assault on Mpeketoni in which 48 people were killed. The attack began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance from Kenya’s security forces.

After daybreak, Kenyan troops and residents stared at the bodies lying on dirt streets by still-smoldering buildings. Two hotels and many vehicles were set on fire.

Reports had the Baghdad airport being shelled by ISIS barbarians Sunday evening.

Baghdad under attack

Baghdad under attack

From Weasel Zippers:

Earlier in the evening Baghdad International Airport came under shelling from Mortars operated by ISIS forces.

The first few fell within a few hundred feet of the airports runway but it seems ISIS has finally figured out how to operate mortars and has finally found the runway.

The Taliban, who just got back five of their senior commanders, launched multiple deadly attacks on a Pakistani airport last weekend.

Karachi airport aftermath

Karachi airport aftermath

From Reuters:

When 10 Taliban militants attacked Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday night, sparking a five-hour gun battle that killed at least 34 people, Mohammad and his fellow officers from the Airports Security Force (ASF) were the first line of defense.

“There was a moment of confusion because the militants had the same ASF uniforms as us,” said Mohammad, 30. “But then we saw their shoes.” ASF officers wear black leather shoes, but the men who stormed Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s chaotic commercial capital, wore white-soled sneakers.

All 10 militants were dead by dawn, shot down by the security forces or blown up by their own suicide vests. That the Taliban failed in its main objective – to hijack an aircraft and hold its passengers hostage – should bring no comfort…


Today Spanish authorities arrested a former Gitmo detainee for recruiting for ISIS.

From The Gateway Pundit:

Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid on Monday against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, the government said.

The cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants based in Syria and Iraq, Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement.

“It should be highlighted that the leader of this cell lived in Spain after passing through Guantanamo, having been arrested in Afghanistan in 2001,” it said, without providing further details.

Police have so far launched 12 raids, detaining eight people, and the investigation remains open, the ministry said.

O’ and if all of that wasn’t bad enough apparently ISIS, the worst of the worst terrorist in the world, have gotten their hands on American made Stinger missiles and have used them to take out an Iraqi military helicopter.

ISIS genocide of captured Iraqis

ISIS genocide of captured Iraqis

From the AP:

West of Baghdad, an army helicopter was shot down during clashes near the city of Fallujah, killing the two-man crew, security officials said.

From Fox News:

U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it “appears likely/probable” that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.

It is possible that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters acquired them from army bases they have taken over in recent days, the sources said.

The Stinger missile is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air weapon that is used against aircraft.

And where is Emperor Obama while ISIS takes control of Iraq, Boko Haram wages its campaign of terror in Nigeria(hows that #BringBackOurGirls working out), al-Shabab runs wild in Somalia and Kenya, and the Taliban reassert themselves in Afghanistan and Pakistan….

He’s on the golf course.

Obama Golfing

God don’t you wish for the good old days of a peace through strength foreign policy.

Reagan didn’t go golfing when things got out of hand in Grenada and Castro has been strangely silent militarily ever since.

When Qaddafi killed some Americans in a terrorist bombing in Germany Reagan lob missiles not arrant golf clubs and from that day forth he ceased being a direct threat to the United States(and made inroads to that end even further following the invasion of Iraq).

The Berlin Wall effectively fell at Reagan’s spoken command, Secret Service agents meanwhile have learned to duck really quick when Obama says “Fore!”

Don’t you just long for the days when the President of the United States spent his time riding a horse and not wearing out his putter.


Blackburn And Wolf Introduce Bill To Block Gitmo Transfers Into U.S

Thomson Prison protest in Sterling, IL 2009

Thomson Prison protest in Sterling, IL 2009

The repercussions from President Obama’s decision not to notify Congress 30 days before the release of 5 senior Taliban commanders, a violation of federal law, in exchange for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is continuing with congresswoman Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) and congressman Frank Wolf(R-VA) introducing legislation in the House of Representatives, the PROTECT Act, that would make permanent the ban on the transfer of terrorist detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into the United States.

Because of President Obama’s willful and intentional violation of the rules pertaining to the transfer of Gitmo terrorist detainees in the Bergdahl deal Representatives Blackburn and Wolf have included in their legislation a penalty provision that would make a violation of the PROTECT Acts ban on the transfer of Gitmo terrorist into the U.S. punishable by a fine and up to five years in federal prison.

Following the federal governments purchase of the Thomson Correctional Facility in Carroll County for $165 million the fear by many Illinois residents has been that the Thomson Prison would be used by the Obama administration to house Gitmo terrorist like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should President Obama ever follow through on his 2008 campaign pledge to close the military prison at Guantanamo.  In recent weeks a Senate committee and the full House have passed nearly $60 million in funding to remodel and set the stages for the opening of Thomson Prison.

USofArn-KSM’s pending move to an Illinois Prison

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

In a press release congresswoman Blackburn said, “This past weekend an Administration official said that Guantanamo detainees should be brought to the United States ‘for detention and trial and prosecution.’I will not accept President Obama bringing terrorists to the United States to be read their Miranda rights.”  Blackburn continued, “The Bergdahl swap involving the transfer of five senior Taliban detainees to a beach resort in Qatar was not only illegal, it put a bounty on the head of every brave man and woman serving our country overseas. Housing terrorists on American soil would put communities at risk and cost hard working taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. My bill will prevent Guantanamo detainees or any other foreign terrorists who take up arms against the United States from being transferred to American soil. President Obama may have taught law, but he doesn’t seem to know much about following it. Any person who violates this Act will face up to five years in prison.  It is time to put a stop to the lawlessness of this Administration.”


Rep. Frank Wolf

Rep. Frank Wolf

“The detention center at Guantanamo Bay was created to house enemy combatants picked up in the War on Terror. The detainees at Guantanamo were not arrested in the United States; they are terrorists who want to kill Americans. Bringing them to the U.S. would provide them with constitutional protections that they are not entitled to,” said Rep Wolf. “It also brings a new risk for those who can’t be tried, opening a precedent for indefinite detention on U.S. soil.”

Debra Burlingame of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America has announced her support of Blackburn and Wolf’s bill saying, “For years now, 9/11 families have watched in shock and dismay as Obama administration officials express their commitment to bringing harden terrorists, some of whom are known war criminals, onto U.S. soil. The American people and Congress—on a bi-partisan basis—have made it abundantly clear that they do not want detainees at Guantanamo Bay, or those captured overseas, brought to the U.S. Homeland. We are deeply grateful to Representatives Blackburn and Wolf for sponsoring legislation, which forecloses this as an option and creates criminal sanctions for those who bypass Congress and violate this rule of law.”

The full text of the PROTECT Act can be found, here.



Terror In The Heartland: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed And Other Gitmo Detainees Pending Move To An Illinois Prison

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

The mastermind behind the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans and who personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorist detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may soon be sent by President Obama directly into the heart of the country; Thomson Correctional Facility in Thomson, IL near the Mississippi River.

On Thursday an unidentified Obama administration official said that President Obama was moving forward with his long-standing desire to close the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and send the terrorist held there to other locations.

From ABC News:

President Barack Obama is moving ahead with his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison despite the uproar over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for a captured American soldier, an administration official said Thursday.

The government has been working to reduce a backlog of prisoners already approved after a security review for transfer to their homeland or repatriation elsewhere, the official told reporters.

The official said a “significant number” of prisoners are on their way toward release, but he declined to say precisely how many or when they would leave Guantanamo

On President Obama’s first day in office he signed an executive order demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay.  That effort has been block by Congress which has kept the terrorist prison open.

Thomson Correctional

Thomson Correctional

Since 2009 the Obama administration has been moving forward with the purchase and opening of the Thomson Correctional Facility in Thomson, Illinois.  The fear of many residents, gold star families, and members of Congress has been that President Obama would use the prison, in the state he was once a Senator from, to hold some of the terrorist that have been held at Guantanamo Bay.  The federal government since bought the prison from the state of Illinois for $165 million

USofArn.com-Freezing my butt off, to keep terrorist out of my state

Last Friday more than $50 million in funding passed the House to remodel and set the final stages for the opening of Thomson prison.  This past Friday the funding measure passed out of Senate committee and now heads to the full Senate for a final vote before heading to President Obama’s desk.

The prospect of Thomson prison opening soon, possibly to terrorist war criminals like KSM, is extremely troubling given the details surrounding the release of five senior Taliban commanders in exchange for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“Obama’s Release Threatens Americans’ Safety Around the World and is a Backdoor Effort to Close Guantanamo”-Sen. Mark Kirk(R-IL)

President Obama with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents

President Obama with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s parents

In making the deal for Bergdahl’s release, President Obama and his administration openly and knowingly violated federal law that requires Congress be notified 30 days before the transfer or release of any detainee at Guantanamo.  As well as violating US policy not to negotiate with terrorist.  Then there is that whole aiding and abiding terrorism thing.

Gateway Pundit-Confirmed Obama broke US Policy In Bergdahl Deal

If the President is willing to break the law on that accord, a law that he objected to in a signing statement when he signed it into law, then there is nothing stopping him from ignoring other statues that have been passed by Congress that prohibit the movement of terrorist detainees into the country which he has also objected to.

A lawless President that has rewritten vast chunks of Obamacare, unilaterally altered work to welfare, and granted amnesty to at least a million illegal immigrants by executive fiat, will not let Congress get in the way of his long-standing desire to close Guantanamo Bay or move some terrorist to the United States.

“The whole motivation here is the president wants to shut that [prison] down. … It fits right in with what the president has been trying to do on Gitmo since before he was president.”-Sen. Jim Inhofe(R-OK)

ProPublica-Obama expresses displeasure with Guantanamo restrictions

Members of Congress like Texas Senator Ted Cruz understand the dangers that President Obama’s actions in regards to the Bergdahl for Taliban 5 deal has for the other detainees at Guantanamo and the prospects that some of them might come to the Midwest.  Hence, Senator Cruz has announced that in the coming days he will introduce legislation to block the transfer of all Guantanamo detainees until a review of the Bergdahl deal is conducted and congressional oversight over the fate of Guantanamo detainees can be properly established.

The full Senate is set to vote on the funding to open Thomson Prison soon and there is little time to stop it.  Efforts by congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Frank Wolf of Virginia to stop the funding of Thomson Prison failed thanks in no small measure to the members of the Illinois delegation including Tammy Duckworth and Peter Roskam both on the Benghazi select committee, and Adam Kizninger a GOP establishment mouth piece and Iraq and Afghan war veteran.

Thomson Correctional Center is ground zero in this debate…As long as it remains operational, we run the risk of seeing Guantanamo detainees on American soil.”-Rep. Marsh Blackburn(R-TN)

As much as the people of the rural area of Thomson, Illinois would like the roughly 1,000 jobs the prison would bring, and there is nothing wrong with opening the prison as a federal prison, now is not the appropriate time to do so given the very real prospects that some of the worst mass murders in the world could be sent there.

These concerns don’t seem to matter much to the congressional representative for the Thomson Prison area, Democrat freshman congresswoman Cheri Bustos who called the efforts to block the funding for Thomson Prison by Blackburn and Wolf “misguided” and “reckless” in an email to constituents.


Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Mr. ?,

For far too long, Thomson Correctional Facility in Thomson, Illinois, has sat vacant and unused. It is estimated that the opening of this facility would create over 1,100 jobs in our state, save our hard-earned tax dollars and improve safety for prison guards by relieving overcrowding.

I have fought tirelessly to move this project forward after years of roadblocks and delays, and celebrated the April announcement that hiring has finally begun for the prison.

Last week, a Congresswoman from Tennessee attempted to roll back the progress we’ve made by introducing an amendment to block Thomson prison’s opening and operation. This misguided attempt to stall recent progress was also supported by the same Virginia Congressman responsible for the political games that left this state-of-the-art facility vacant for years.

However, the reckless efforts of these two out-of-state lawmakers proved no match for the cooperation and hard work of the Illinois delegation.

“This(Blackburn amendment) was a ridiculously misguided attempt to continue a game of politics…”-Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Bobby Schilling

Bobby Schilling

The areas former congressman, Republican Bobby Schilling, who will face Bustos in a rematch in the November election, had been one of the key figures in making sure that Thomson Prison was never home to terrorist.

In 2012 Schilling said that, “Thomson Correctional Facility should not be used for detainees is well established.  Congress has clearly and repeatedly enacted laws through the Defense Authorization and Appropriations process that bar the use of funds to transfer or release Guantanamo detainees into the United State.”  The former congressman added at the time, “Unfortunately, the Administration is on record opposing these funding prohibitions. t is troubling that the Administration has previously tried to bring these Guantanamo detainees to Illinois.  Furthermore, the Obama Administration continues to oppose Congressional efforts to prevent this transfer.  This opposition raises concerns about the Administration’s future plans for these detainees.”

It is absolutely unconscionable that the likes of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed could end up living in our backyard.

And what of the nightmare scenarios like having to have a manhunt in the cornfield of Iowa and Illinois looking for escaped terrorist like KSM or the shoe bomber Richard Reid because there was a prison break.

Who really wants a city like Chicago, St. Louis, the Quad Cites, or Des Moines held hostage by terrorist threatening to launch say a dirty bomb attack only holding off on doing so in the hopes of freeing their terrorist brothers from Thomson.

We already know that the terrorist have been emboldened by President Obama’s release of the Taliban 5, promising more kidnappings, which is has put American soldiers at risk on the front lines.  We also know that the Taliban commanders that were released are also already planning to rejoin the Jihad and fight Americans.

So what would stop them from trying to recreate a plot line from 24 on the innocent people of the Midwest in the hopes of helping KSM and the other Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders that could end up in a prison outside of a rural town that would make most people think it was a throw back to the days of Mark Twain.

In order to keep middle America the nice place that it is to live, we have to stop the opening of Thomson Prison until real safeguards are put in place making sure that it will NEVER be used to house terrorist like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and that can never truly be guaranteed so long as Barack Obama is President.


This Deal Is Getting Worse All The Time: Everything Wrong About The Bergdahl For Taliban Leaders Deal

imagesLadies and gentlemen a very rotten deal took place over the weekend, a deal that will end up costing the lives of a yet untold number of innocents, and will have serious foreign policy ramifications for decades to come.

All of the details that we know about so far paint a very clear picture, something extremely wrong took place this weekend when President Obama traded 5 senior Taliban commanders for 1 American.

Here are those gory details(Warning reading this WILL cause you to turn into The Hulk and want to beat the crap out of President Obama, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.)

-All five terrorist freed from military detention at Guantanamo Bay where hardened killers with the blood of thousands of Afghan citizens and dozens of US military service members on their hands.

-Two of the five terrorist President Obama traded for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are wanted by the United Nations for war crimes against Shite Muslims in Afghanistan, including genocide.

-All five terrorist are considered by the US government to be at high risk of returning to the battlefield.

-US law was violated twice in making this deal.

1) The law states that Congress must be notified 30 days prior to the transfer of any terrorist held at Guantanamo, the administration admits they violated this provision, and as Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, they did so willfully and deliberately.

2) That same law states that any Gitmo terrorist released to another country has to have certain assurances and security measures in place so as to prevent these unlawful enemy combatants from returning to the battlefield. *It should be noted that around 30% of all Gitmo terrorist released so far have returned to the fight against the United State, our allies, and our interest. Media reports out of Qatar state that now that the five Taliban commanders are there they are being allowed to freely move about the country with the possibility of them returning to Afghanistan and rejoining the Taliban in a years time(if we are lucky).

From Reuters:

The Gulf official said the Taliban men, who have been granted Qatari residency permits, will not be treated like prisoners while in Doha and no U.S. officials will be involved in monitoring their movement while in the country.

“Under the deal they have to stay in Qatar for a year and then they will be allowed to travel outside the country… They can go back to Afghanistan if they want to,” the official said.

-Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel has publicly stated that Congress wasn’t notified of the deal as required by law, because the deal was time sensitive and that Sgt. Bergdahl was in deteriorating health necessitating a speed swap.  Yet reports indicate that Sgt. Bergdahl was able to walk to the US Special Forces waiting for him on his own and climbed into the helicopter that took him to safety without assistance.  The hospital in Germany that is treating Sgt. Bergdahl list him in stable condition and appears to be treating him for some dehydration and malnutrition.  Hardly the kind of medical treatment, or listed condition, someone who Chuck Hagel said, “safety and health were both in jeopardy“, would be receiving.

-In defending making the 5 Taliban terrorist leaders for Sgt. Bergdahl trade administration officials have said this was a simple swap of POW as the conflict in Afghanistan winds down.  However, the DoD has listed Bowe Bergdahl as “missing/captured” not a POW.  Furthermore, under the articles of the Geneva Convention no terrorist is considered a “POW” when captured.

Mark Levin-Bergdahl was not a POW exchange

-On Sunday National Security Advisor Susan Rice said that Sgt. Bergdahl was captured by insurgents “on the battlefield“.  That is patiently false.  Soldiers from then Private Bergdahl’s unit have stated for the last five years, and are doing so again this week, that Bowe Bergdahl walked off base without permission(AWOL), taking only a compass, camera, knife, water, and diary with him.  Those same soldiers state that when they went looking for the missing(AWOL) Bergdahl local Afghanis stated that they saw Bergdahl the night before and that he was asking them where he could find the Taliban.  That makes Sgt Bowe Bergdahl a deserter.

-Col. David Hunt has said to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that at least 14 US service members died while looking for Bergdahl in the mountainous border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

-Emails and letters write by Bowe Bergdahl prior to his desertion to his parents and others show a young man who was disillusioned with America, the military, and the mission in Afghanistan.

From those emails via Rolling Stone:

“The future is too good to waste on lies,” Bowe wrote. “And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.”

“I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools.”

“The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies.

Bowe concluded his e-mail with what, in another context, might read as a suicide note. “I am sorry for everything,” he wrote. “The horror that is america is disgusting.”

-There are also troubling reports that soon after his capture Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam and joined the Taliban helping the with bomb making techniques and possibly telling them of weaknesses to military vehicles and bases.  Soliders who were apart of the early search for Bowe Bergdahl have stated that in the weeks following his desertion Taliban attacks against US forces escalated, becoming more deadly, and more complicated.

-The Washington Times is reporting that the Pentagon in 2010 knew Bergdahl’s location and refused to risk US soldiers to “rescue” a deserter:

The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where ArmySgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times — down to how many gunmen were guarding him — but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn’t want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a “deserter,” sources familiar with the mission plans said.

Commanders on the ground debated whether to pull the trigger on a rescue several times in recent years, according to one of the sources, a former high-level intelligence official in Afghanistan, who said the conclusion each time was that the prospect of losing highly trained troops was too high a price to pay for rescuing a soldier who walked away from his unit before being captured by the enemy.

A second source told The Washington Times that the rescue operation plans were “high risk” and became even less attractive in recent months when officials in the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command grew convinced that the Taliban and the militant Haqqani network, whose operatives were holding Sgt. Bergdahl, were eager to cut a deal for his release.

-If a US soldier possibly joining the enemy and helping them kill Americans, which is something we call Treason, isn’t bad enough, just wait until you hear about Bowe Bergdahl’s father Robert “Bob” Bergdahl.  As reported by Twitchy and Weasel Zippers Bob Berdahl has sent out tweets seeking the release of more terrorist from Guantanamo Bay, retweeted a story about a deadly Taliban attack on a US base, tweeted out a video showing a terrorist attack on US forces, and said that democracy was a “cult”.

BpAxBcLCYAAfy6LWalid Shoebat has also taken a look at Bob Bergdahl’s Youtube account and has found a man that likes Jihadist propaganda videos showing attacks on US soldiers, knows an Islamic victory pray(Walid also documents how it appears that Bob Bergdahl converted to Islam) and follows senior Taliban members online and appears to have been in communication(or at least attempted to) with Taliban leadership.

I told you these details would make you want to turn into the Hulk!



*Update: things keep getting worse:

Twitchy-FNC Reports Renounced US Citizenship

Weasel Zippers-Obama: “We have consulted with congress for quite some time” on Bergdahl deal-Reality: No congressional briefing since 2011

Breitbart-McCain: Obama Wanted To Release Taliban Prisoners ‘As A Confidence Building Measure’

Mediaite-Obama: Released Taliban Prisoners Could ‘Absolutely’ Pose Threat to U.S.

*Update II: and it gets worse.

Weasel Zippers-Bergdahl’s Team Leader: we intercepted radio chatter after he deserted saying he sought talks with the Taliban

Weasel Zippers-Soldiers feared Bergdahl was deeding Taliban intel: “IEDs started going off directly under the trucks, they were getting perfect hits every time

Emptying Gitmo: Obama Trades 5 Terrorist For 1 POW; House Passes Spending For Gitmo North

“This deal is getting worse all the time”-Lando Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

This weekend something very big happened in American foreign policy, the decades old doctrine of not negotiating with terrorist is dead and with that we can start counting down the days until President Obama closes Gitmo and sends those terrorist prisoners he doesn’t release to Thomson Prison in Northwestern Illinois.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Things all began in earnest on Saturday when President Obama announced that an American POW held captive by the Taliban for five years, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, had been released by his terrorist captors in exchange for the US releasing five senior Taliban commanders held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the custody of Qatar.

Under a law signed by President Obama, any such release or transfer of terrorist prisoners being held in Gitmo has to be preceded by 30 days notice to Congress.  This weekend the Obama administration is admitting that they violated this law, since Congress, nor anyone else, was informed of this (rotten)deal prior to it being pulled off early Saturday morning in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel defended not following the law as he spoke with reporters en route to Afghanistan, via Fox News:

“We believed that the information we had, the intelligence we had, was such that Sgt. Bergdahl’s safety and health were both in jeopardy and in particular his health deteriorating,” Hagel told reports en route to Bagram Air Field. “It was our judgement that if we could find an opening and move very quickly with that opening, that we needed to get him out of there essentially to save his life.”

Members of the Taliban handed Bergdahl over to special operations forces in eastern Afghanistan Saturday. Later in the day, the freed detainees, whose transfer Hagel said he authorized, were flown from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar, whose government had acted as an intermediary in negotiations.

“Fortunately …  no shots were fired. There was no violence,” Hagel said. “It went as well as we not only expected and planned, but I think as well as it could have.”

In exchanging Sgt. Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorist President Obama and his administration broke with decades of tradition in not negotiating with terrorist over anything.

As far back as January of 2013 the Obama administration and State Department where sticking to that doctrine as reported by CNS News at the time, when there was a possibility that the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing could be released or transferred due to political instability in Egypt with the ouster of President Mubarack and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood(itself a terrorist group).

“The United States does not negotiate with terrorists,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

For at least the last year President Obama, who badly wants to end the war in Afghanistan now that Osama Bin Laden has been killed, and his people have been engaged with secretive talks with the Taliban in an attempt to make reconciliations with them and the Afghan government.

Never mind the fact that these same Taliban members have killed thousands of US and NATO service men and woman since the US military toppled the Taliban in late 2001 following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.

Prior to the Taliban’s toppling this was a regime that forbid girls from attending school, destroyed numerous historical statues of Buddha, and was protecting and harboring Osama Bin Laden and other senior Al Qaeda leaders before, during, and immediately after the 9/11 attack.

This “deal” to free Sgt. Bergdahl is a bad one, that will come back to haunt everyone.


Because, the five Tailban leaders President Obama effectively let go where at one time considered by our military to be “high risk” terrorist who would carry out attacks against the United States, our allies, and our interest, not to mention citizens.

The Long War Journal has a profile on each of these terrorist pukes and it reads like a list of reasons why none of these individuals should ever be allowed to walk free(in any society).


Abdula Haq Wasiq

Abdula Haq Wasiq

Abdul Haq Wasiqsenior Taliban intelligence official

Abdul Haq Wasiq, a former Taliban intelligence official, “had direct access to Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) leadership,” according to a leaked JTF-GTMO threat assessment. Wasiq “was central to the Taliban’s efforts to form alliances with other Islamic fundamentalist groups to fight alongside the Taliban against US and Coalition forces after the 11 September 2001 attacks.”

JTF-GTMO concluded that Wasiq “utilized his office to support al Qaeda and to assist Taliban personnel elude capture” in late 2001. Wasiq also “arranged for al Qaeda personnel to train Taliban intelligence staff in intelligence methods.”

Al Qaeda’s training of Taliban operatives, arranged by Wasiq, was reportedly conducted by Hamza Zubayr, a terrorist who was formerly an instructor at one of al Qaeda’s most important training camps. Zubayr was killed during the same September 2002 raid that netted 9/11 facilitator Ramzi Binalshibh. The assistance from Zubayr was crucially important to the Taliban’s intelligence efforts, according to the JTF-GTMO file, because many of the administrators in the Taliban Ministry of Intelligence “had no prior intelligence background.”

Mullah Norullah Noori, senior Taliban military commander

Mullah-Norullah-Noori.jpgAnother leaked JTF-GTMO file described Noori as a “senior Taliban military commander” who was engaged in hostilities “against US and Coalition forces in late 2001.” Noori is “wanted by the United Nations (UN) for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shiite Muslims.”

When the JTF-GTMO threat assessment for Noori was authored in February 2008, his brother was still active in the fight against the Coalition. Noori’s “brother is a Taliban commander directing operations against US and Coalition forces in Zabul Province.” Noori himself “remained a significant figure to Taliban supporters” even after his capture.

In addition to his ties to Mullah Omar and other senior Taliban leaders, Noori was “associated with…senior al Qaeda members and other extremist organizations.”

Declassified memos authored at Guantanamo provide more details about Noori’s al Qaeda ties. Noori “fought alongside al Qaeda as a Taliban military general, against the Northern Alliance” in September 1995. Noori also “hosted al Qaeda commanders” and “met a subordinate of Osama bin Laden to pass a message from the Taliban supreme leader” – that is, a message from Mullah Omar.

Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Taliban deputy minister of defense

Mullah-Mohammad-Fazl.jpgMullah Mohammad Fazl was one of the Taliban’s most experienced commanders prior to his capture in November 2001. Like Noori, according to another leaked JTF-GTMO file, Fazl is “wanted by the UN for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shiites.” Fazl “was associated with terrorist groups currently opposing U.S. and Coalition forces including al Qaeda, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), and an Anti-Coalition Militia group known as Harakat-i-Inqilab-i-Islami.”

Fazl had “operational associations with significant al Qaeda and other extremist personnel,” according to JTF-GTMO. One of the high-ranking al Qaeda commanders Fazl long cooperated with was Abdel Hadi al Iraqi, who led Osama bin Laden’s Arab 055 Brigade in the Taliban’s Afghanistan. The 055 Brigade was bin Laden’s chief fighting force and served alongside Taliban units.

Immediately “following the assassination of Northern Alliance commander Ahmad Shah Massoud in September 2001,” al Iraqi explained to US officials, “the Northern Alliance was demoralized” and he met with Fazl to “coordinate an attack with the Taliban against the Northern Alliance.”

Prior to his detention, Fazl “wielded considerable influence throughout the northern region of Afghanistan and his influence continued after his capture.” Fazl’s “name and capture have been used in recruiting campaigns by the Taliban.”

“If released,” JTF-GTMO warned in a February 2008 memo, Fazl “would likely rejoin the Taliban and establish ties with [Anti-Coalition Militia] elements participating in hostilities against U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.”

Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, former governor of Herat province

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa-2.jpgKhairkhwa was one of Mullah Omar’s closest confidantes prior to his capture. According to a JTF-GTMO file, Khairkhwa “was directly associated” with both Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar. “Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks,” the leaked JTF-GTMO file reads, Khairkhwa “represented the Taliban during meetings with Iranian officials seeking to support hostilities against US and Coalition Forces.” In June 2011, a DC district court denied Khairkhwa’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, based in large part on his admitted role in brokering the Taliban’s post-9/11 deal with the Iranians. [See LWJ report, DC district court denies former Taliban governor’s habeas petition.]

As the governor of Afghanistan’s western Herat province, Khairkhwa and “his deputy were probably associated with a militant training camp in Herat operated by deceased al Qaeda commander (in Iraq) Abu Musab al Zarqawi.”

In declassified memos prepared at Guantanamo, US officials alleged that Khairkhwa became a major drug trafficker as well. Khairkhwa reportedly built three walled compounds that he used to manage his opium trade. And he allegedly oversaw one of Osama bin Laden’s training facilities in Herat, too. One US government memo noted that only Khairkhwa or bin Laden himself “could authorize entrance” to the facility, which was one of bin Laden’s “most important bases” and “conducted terrorist training two times per week.”


Mohammad Nabi Omari

Mohammad Nabi Omari

Mohammad Nabi Omari, senior Taliban leader who served multiple roles

In a leaked memo dated Jan. 23, 2008, JTF-GTMO analysts recommended that Nabi be held in “continued detention” by the Defense Department. Nabi “was a senior Taliban official who served in multiple leadership roles,” according to JTF-GTMO. Nabi “had strong operational ties to Anti-Coalition Militia (ACM) groups including al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and the Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), some of whom remain active in ACM activities.”

Intelligence reports cited by JTF-GTMO indicate that Nabi was a “member of a joint al Qaeda/Taliban ACM cell in Khowst and was involved in attacks against US and Coalition forces.” Nabi also “maintained weapons caches and facilitated the smuggling of fighters and weapons.”

Prior to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Nabi worked for the Taliban’s border security and in this capacity had “access to senior Taliban commander and leader of the Haqqani Network, Jalaluddin Haqqani.” Haqqani was the Taliban Minister of Frontiers and Borders at the time and this is what gave Nabi the opportunity to become Haqqani’s “close associate,” according to JTF-GTMO.

One “sensitive contact” told authorities that Nabi was one of “three former Taliban commanders loyal to Haqqani.” The other two are Nabi’s brother-in-law, Malim Jan, and Gul Majid. The three worked under still another Taliban commander, Zakim Khan.

Malim Jan was nicknamed the “Butcher of Khowst” for his reported role in murdering 300 people there. Jan was a sub-commander under Haqqani and the head of a “Secret Police” unit.

Intelligence reports cited by JTF-GTMO indicate that Malim Jan, Gul Majid, and Zakim Khan were all still active in the insurgency in Afghanistan as of late 2007.

A “sensitive contact” told authorities that Nabi participated in a Jan. 26, 2002 “planning session to identify a new Governor of Khowst and to propose a list of members for the Khowst City Shura Council loyal to Haqqani.” Several other high-level Taliban and Haqqani officials attended the meeting. One of them “directed the group to reconvene after members discussed names with al Qaeda members in their provinces.” The leaked JTF-GTMO memo notes: “The plan was to have all personnel identified and vetted to prepare for future al Qaeda control of the area under Jalaluddin Haqqani.”

Beginning in February 2002, according to another intelligence report cited by JTF-GTMO, Nabi and “three al Qaeda affiliated individuals held weekly meetings to discuss ACM plans and to coordinate Haqqani loyalists.”

Then, in July 2002, an “Afghan government employee” reported that Nabi had joined “a new Khowst province ACM cell comprised of Taliban and al Qaeda commanders who had operated independently in the past.” The list of cell members provided by this source included not only Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, but also individuals affiliated with the HIG and the Haqqani Network.

The JTF-GTMO file includes an intriguing detail about one member of Nabi’s cell – a Haqqani money courier named Malik Khan. “Ayman al Zawahiri, the number two leader of al Qaeda” at the time, and now al Qaeda’s emir, “has stayed at Khan’s compound located outside Miram Shah,” Pakistan.

In August 2002, Nabi reportedly helped two al Qaeda operatives smuggle “an unknown number of missiles along the highway between Jalalabad and Peshawar,” Pakistan. The missiles were smuggled in pieces, with the intent of rebuilding them for attacks near the Jalalabad airport. On Aug. 28, 2002, JTF-GTMO analysts noted, “two Americans were killed during attacks against the Khowst, Gardez, and Jalalabad airports.”

Nabi was captured in September 2002, detained at Bagram, and then transferred to Guantanamo. It was the end, temporarily at least, to a career that started in the 1980s when Nabi first fought as a mujahideen against the Soviets.

Each and every last one of these five men is a hardened terrorist and it is only a matter of time before 1) they leave/escape/released/freed from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and find their way back to the parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan where the Taliban hold sway, and 2) kill more Americans, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Brits, and anyone else who doesn’t follow the radical Islamist mindset.

As Lando said “This deal is getting worse all the time”

Thomson Correctional

Thomson Correctional

Which brings me to some troubling news about what has become dubbed Gitmo North.

At the beginning of President Obama’s first term efforts were started to have the federal government takeover the Thomson correctional facility in rural Thomson, Illinois in Carrol County along the Mississippi River in Northern Illinois.  The speculation and fear has always been that the prison, built by the state of Illinois but never opened, would be used to house terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay should that facility ever be closed.  The very first executive order signed by President Obama was supposed to have closed the terrorist prison as a fulfillment of campaign promises to his anti-war base.

With this deal to free Sgt. Bergdahl it is looking more likely than ever that as President Obama continues with his lame duck term he will redouble his efforts to close Gitmo and move the terrorist held there, elsewhere.

For years Republican members of Congress have been steadfast in making sure that should Gitmo ever close none of the terrorist held prisoner there would be brought to the United States.  Going so far as to block funding for any such prison(Thomson), and passing legislation prohibiting such a transfer.

However, that resolve appears to be lessening because on Friday the Republican controlled House passed a spending measure that included more than $50 million in funding to open Thomson.

From the Dixon Telegraph:

The House passed the Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill about 12:15 a.m. Friday after first thwarting an amendment introduced by Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn that specifically called for denying operational funds for the long-dormant prison.

Blackburn and Virginia Republican Frank Wolf have been staunch opponents of closing Guantanamo Bay, fearing that detainees will be brought to U.S. prisons.

In her speech introducing the amendment on the House floor, Blackburn said that even though it is in writing that federal funds can’t be used to transport Guantanamo detainees to U.S. prisons, the Obama administration has found “pots of money” to circumvent protections.

“Thomson Correctional Center is ground zero in this debate,” Blackburn said. “My amendment would allow no funds for operations, renovation or construction of the prison. As long as it remains operational, we run the risk of seeing Guantanamo detainees on American soil.”

Wolf then took the floor in support of the Blackburn amendment, but it was shot down by a vote of 148-253.

Seventeenth District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, spoke in opposition to the attempt to derail the prison’s opening. She said the entire Illinois delegation banded together against the amendment.

“This was a ridiculously misguided attempt to continue a game of politics that risks not only the economy of our region, but the lives of federal corrections officers,” said Bustos, who represents Whiteside and Carroll counties.

The prison is expected to bring 1,100 jobs when fully operational.

Bustos’ office said it was surprised by what it called “a desperate attempt” to deny the $53.7 million in funding earmarked for the prison’s opening by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons in March.


Coercion: Stiffling Political Decent In Obama’s America

Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D’Souza

With the recent arrest of film-maker Dinesh D’Souza over an alleged illegal campaign contributions that ended up going to 2012 Republican New York Senate candidate Wendy Long combined with a whole host of other items that will be discussed later on in this piece, it is quite evident that political decent of the policies and agenda of President Obama and the extreme liberal Democrats is being stifled with the whole brunt of brute government power creating than a state of coercion in this country.

Dinesh came to prominence because of his widely popular film “2016: Obama’s America” which looked into the family and background of President Obama and pointed out who that background was one that was unfriendly to the United States.

His arrest comes on the heels of former Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonald being indicted for accepting gifts and the one going bridge-gate scandal clouding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

And it is not like it isn’t uncommon for Democrats in government in recent years to use office and the law to try and punish, attack, and imprison political opponents. Such as the case of former congressman Tom Delay, railroaded into prosecution for legally raising funds for political purposes.  And then there is the ongoing investigation in Wisconsin by partisan Democrats there targeting conservative groups that assisted in the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.

This pattern of behavior is troubling enough but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Having personally lead the Rockford Tea Party protest of the IRS office there last year how can I forget the crimes that were done to my fellow Patriots seeking tax exempt status just because they wanted to do such simple things as register people to vote and be poll watchers or give children copies of our founding documents.

And who still isn’t outraged over the closure during the partial government shutdown of the open air World War II memorial, Mt. Rushmore, or the Grand Canyon, let alone the many private businesses that were told to close all at the direction of the director of the National Park Service and President Obama.

Why go after the Tea Party, our greatest generation, successful(Walker) Republican Governors?

Because in this age decent cannot be tolerated.

Things like Obamcare have to be accepted hands down otherwise you get audited like C. Steven Tucker and cancer patient Bill Elliot know first hand.

You can’t report on the administrations failures or you will be spied on as the Associated Press and Fox New reporter James Rosen experienced.

O’ and Heaven forbid you are a Christian business owner and you don’t believe in abortion or same sex marriage.  Our government is going to use its powers to force you to take part in those activities whether you like it or not.

In New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington, photographers, florist, and bakers have been told that their religious beliefs are irrelevant they must accommodate the same sex community and their wants and whims not matter how greatly those wants go against the basic tenants of their faith.

The same is true for businesses like Hobby Lobby, and the wonder Little Sisters of the Poor, among others, who are being forced to carry insurance, or be fined millions of dollars, that includes abortion inducing drugs which are in direct contradiction to their religion beliefs that consider abortion to be a sin and something to be avoided at all cost.

That doesn’t matter to Obama and the Department of HHS who are forcing them to carry that insurance anyways.

With us being coerced to abandon our religious beliefs when it comes to life and marriage, to abandon Republican Governors who do such things as take on the public sector unions and balance their states budgets in the process, and attempts being made daily to silence critics even a blind man can see that our liberties and freedoms our under assault like never before and that our nation in is serious peril of failing into a self perpetuating tyranny.

Thank God we have some options to reverse this distribing chain of events, namely the Article V Convention of the States amendment proposal process.

Just waiting and hoping we can win back the Senate and elect and Republican President(Say Ted Cruz), isn’t enough to stop the serial abuse of government against the people, action to preeminently restore our constitutional republic is and it requires your involvement.

So get off your butt and get going, your country needs you. Or does the IRS have to come after you for not trying to expose yourself to identity theft at that debacle of a website called healthcare.gov and buy health insurance that cost more than most new cars.

Common Core Teaching 4th Graders White Voters Rejected Obama Because Of Race

Common Core education standards aren’t just bad, they are down right evil.

As Illinois Review is reporting 4th grade students in St.Clair country are being taught that white voters rejected Barack Obama because of race, never mind the fact the Obama was elected and reelected as President.

6a00d834515c5469e2019b016e7277970b-500wiFourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that’s raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school’s Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen:

The book – brought to the attention this week of those on the “Moms Against Duncan – MAD” Facebook page, goes on to say white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together.

“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president. Other angry voices were raised. Barack’s former pastor called the country a failure. God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens, he said.”

6a00e54ee061708834019b016dfe23970d-400wiThe Bluffview Elementary students were told the book’s content would be tested for grades. That brought outrage among parents just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, one of the “MAD” moms reported.

This biography of America’s 44th president, entitled “Barack Obama,” is written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner. The book is part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program acceptable to the controversial Common Core curriculum standards.

Going Nuclear: Harry Reid Strips GOP Of Ability To Filibuster Presidential Nominations

Senator Harry Reid

Senator Harry Reid

Today in the Senate 52 Democrats lead by majority leader Harry Reid voted to change the rules of the Senate eliminating the ability of the minority party, at this time the Republicans, to filibuster presidential nominations both of executive branch positions and for judges.

I am going to refer to this rule change as the No More Rand Paul’s rule.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s big claim to fame was his more than 12 hour talking filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency because he wanted the administration to make it clear they didn’t have the authority to target an American citizen on US soil with a drone.

In more recent days Texas Senator Ted Cruz and others have been using the rules of the Senate to filibuster(non-talking) some of President Obama’s nomination to the Federal bench.

This has outraged Senate minority leader Harry Reid(D-NV) who today made it impossible for Republican Senators to hold up any of President Obama’s nomination.

Many of President Obama’s nominees are far left wing radicals with radical views on a wide range of issues who are not qualified to hold the offices he has nominated them to.

Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security is partially responsible for Immigration and Customs Enforcement not being able to enforce existing federal immigration law.

Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve wants to continue the Fed’s money printing, Wall Street propping Quantitative Easing policies.

One of Obama’s judicial nominees is an extreme radical  in her views of abortion.

And there are dozens more in the nomination pipeline to go along with the other questionable nominations President Obama has already made in his first 5 years in office including Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius among others.

Fox News has more on todays Senate rule change.

Senate Democrats bowled over Republicans on Thursday to win approval for a highly controversial rule change which would limit the GOP’s ability to block nominees, in a move Republicans called a “raw power grab.”

“It’s a sad day in the history of the Senate,” Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said after the vote.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., moving quickly following days of speculation, used the so-called “nuclear option” to pass the change. Typically, major changes like this take 67 votes, but he did it with just a simple majority.

With Republicans fuming, the change weakens the power of the minority to stall nominations for top positions. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, the change means Democrats will now need just 51.

Republicans charged that Democrats were merely trying to shift focus away from ObamaCare with the move.

“Today we face a real crisis in the confirmation process, a crisis concocted by the Democrat majority to distract attention from the ObamaCare disaster and, in the process, consolidate more power than any majority has had in more than 200 years,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a statement immediately following the historic vote.

“It sounds to me like Harry Reid is trying to change the subject and if I were taking all the incoming fire that he’s taking over Obamacare, I’d try to change the subject too,” House Speaker John Boehner said.

Reid won approval for the change on a 52-48 vote.

Regardless of Reid’s underlying motivations, the vote Thursday marks a major change in Senate rules. The filibuster, for better or worse, has been a defining feature of the Senate for decades. While this makes the Senate one of the slowest-moving legislative bodies in the world, it also prevents legislation and appointments from moving too fast.

The vote on Thursday vastly reduces the power of the minority to stall nominations and makes it easier for federal judges to get lifetime appointments.

The so called Nuclear Option which Senator Harry Reid executed today was first floated in 2005 by Senate Republicans in order to get around Democrats blocking virtually all of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

At the time Senate Democrats including Harry Reid objected to and opposed to proposed rule change.

Of course that opposition to changing the filibuster rule has since gone away as Democrats have gone from being the minority in the Senate to being the majority.

Scandal!!! Obama Admin Cooked The Books On Jobs Report Just Before Election

US President Barack Obama speaks on theLie, Cheat, Steal.

Those are words the Democrat Party lives by.

And when you couple them with the Chicago way of thug politics you get what the New York Post is reporting, a cooking of the books of the unemployment rate just in time to influence the Presidential election last year.

In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.

The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

This is an outrage of the first order.

Heads must roll because of this.

A congressional investigation must begin immediately(from only one committee please).

President Obama, the head of the Labor Department, and the head of the Census Bureau all most answer for this totally unacceptable behavior.

And safeguards must be put into place legislatively and adimisterially to prevent manipulation of official government records and statistics from being manipulated in order to falsely make someone(like President Obama) from either looking good or bad.