Whoa Baby: Obama tanks to 35% In latest Approval Poll

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Now, we’re talking.

Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them “strongly.” Just 17 percent strongly approved of Obama’s current performance. The poll is based on a five-day rolling average.

I’ve always said – don’t even talk to me until it gets down to at least 35%. He finally got there.

Man, it sure took a lot of scoamf-tastic suckage for the vast majority of the American people to finally see what a thoroughly corrupt, abysmal failure the man is.

Via the Washington Examiner’s Naemie Emery, Democrats havWords of advice for a failing president:

Dear Mr. President:

Speaking for many who wish you success, we urge you to seek professional counsel concerning a number of serious matters that are causing us and some others concern.

Your approval ratings are down, Democrats in key states have resorted to running against you, and you were recently named the worst president since World War II ended — defeating (if that’s the word) both Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, with whose names the words “malaise” and “Watergate” are forever entwined. Assuming you find this prospect distasteful, we suggest for a start that some small steps be taken, beginning with the first and perhaps most important: admit that you have been wrong.

You may think “Don’t do stupid stuff” is a really cool slogan, but stupid describes most of your actions since you took your hand off the Bible in 2009. It was stupid to let Vladimir Putin know you don’t care about eastern Europe; stupid to not give early support to Iranian dissidents; stupid to intervene in Libya and then leave the country; stupid to not arm the Syrian rebels back when they had a chance of succeeding; stupid to draw a line in the sand and let Syrian dictator Bashar Assad cross it; stupid to abandon Iraq against the warnings of all your advisors; and stupid to turn a blind eye toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria when it still could have been easily handled, long before it had taken two cities Americans died for, and almost dismantled Iraq.

Read the rest at the link.

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Obama’s Disrespectful ‘Latte Salute’ Shocks and Offends

As he disembarked from his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York, today, the president returned a formal military salute with a sloppy and careless salute while wielding a coffee cup, prompting some to dub it the “latte salute.”Sep 23, 2014 2:56 PM PT 400

Khorasan: A New Terror Organization to Worry About

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Image via The Daily Signal

You will soon be hearing much more about the terrorist group, Khorasan.

Why? To borrow a phrase – you may not be interested in them – but they are plenty interested in you.

They were spoken about publicly for the first time last week when James Clapper, director of U.S. national intelligence, referred to them in a talk at an intelligence conference in Washington.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

 That public reference opened the way to briefings by other intelligence sources about the organization, which is led by a band of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The group’s primary focus is said to be attacks on American and other Western aircraft, which has catapulted them to the forefront of Western concern.

Khorasan has ties with the al Qaeda franchise in Yemen, which specializes in producing sophisticated devices intended to explode aboard aircraft, including explosive underwear and explosives in printer cartridges. All attempts to activate these devices have thus far failed.

The Free Beacon goes on to report that western intelligence has known about Khorasan at least since January.  The reason the public was left in the dark was out of fear its members would go underground and vanish from the intelligence radar if they knew they were being surveilled.

Via New York Magazine: 

 While ISIS has captured international attention with its very public, bloodthirsty tactics, a terrorist group some American officials say is more intent on actually striking the United States is operating in the shadows, and on the margins of the national security conversation. Identified only this month as the Khorasan group, veteran Al Qaeda fighters now based in Syria, the cell is “potentially yet another threat to the homeland, yes,” said director of national intelligence James Clapper last week, adding that “in terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State.” Or, based on last night’s surprise bombings, an even greater threat.

U.S. air strikes in Syria overnight targeted ISIS militants in an extensive operation that included assistance from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Qatar, CNN reported, a truly impressive collection of Middle Eastern allies. But relatively quietly, all by itself, the U.S. was also bombing Khorasan targets in the region.

The threat from the Khorasan group was “imminent,” multiple intelligence sources have told a variety of news outlets. According to CNN, the U.S. “had very good information” about a potential attack — Khorasan was near the “end of their planning.” By striking last night, the U.S. “hoped to surprise the group by mixing strikes against it with strikes against ISIS targets.”

Via Fox News,  the Pentagon characterized last night’s air strikes on ISIS targets in Syria as “very successful” and “backed by five Sunni Arab nations.” The degree to which they contributed has been left unreported. An AP reporter did tweet that the support from five Arab nations “distinguished” Obama’s war, kinetic military action, counter-terrorism effort from Bush’s icky Iraq war effort.  He then deleted his tweet in shame and embarrassment after he was called out for his sycophantic dishonesty.

The U.S. military targeted the Khorasan Group “without assistance” in northwest Syria.

The Pentagon said the latter strikes in and around Aleppo were intended to disrupt the plotting of an “imminent” attack on the U.S. homeland by Khorasan.

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The Daily Signal: Q&A: Meet Khorasan, the Terrorist Group That Might Be Scarier Than ISIS:

The Daily Signal: What exactly is the Khorasan group and what is their aim?

Phillips: The Khorasan group is a cell of veteran terrorists belonging to the al-Qaeda core group — the high command of the al-Qaeda network that relocated to Pakistan after the 2001 defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, reportedly dispatched the Khorasan group to Syria to link up with al-Qaeda’s official franchise in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra — which means “the Victory Front.”

Obama was right –  The US “decimated” “core al Qaeda” (in Afganistan.)  But they regrouped in Pakistan and Syria and became the more lethal and feral Khorasan group.

The Watcher’s Council Weasel of The Week Nominations!!!

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Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’, where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!

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Here are this weeks’ nominees:

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Senator Elizabeth Warren!

The Noisy Room: In a speaking event at Tufts University Monday, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren told a “Holocaust refugee” that she thought it was “fair” to compare Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews in the Holocaust. Warren also walked back her previous statement that Israel had the right to defend itself by saying that the Gazans do as well and that her ultimate goal is ending war and establishing a two-state solution. Is there a category for ‘fascist, anti-Semite weasel?’ Just sayin’.

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 ‘Personality’ And Global Warming Activist Robert F.Kennedy Jr. !

Nice Deb: for getting a little  too hot and bothered at PJTV’s Michelle Fields when she called him out
on his hypocrisy at the climate rally in New York City, Sunday.

Kennedy took great umbrage, waving his hands in front of her face, even grabbing at the young reporter’s mic at one point.

Pretty disgraceful behavior – even for a Kennedy.

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RINO Squeaker Speaker Of The House John ‘Mr. Flexy’ Boehner!

 Virginia Right! : Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my friend. But often, the enemy of my enemy is simply another enemy.

John Boehner led the House to pass the appropriations for Obama’s plan to arm and train “moderate” Syrian fighters, who are Muslims to fight other Muslims on behalf of America.

There is no way this turns out well for anyone but the “moderate” rebels who will soon turn the weapons on us, or hand them over to ISIS.

 The Right Planet: Speaker John Boehner for attempting a rule change to squelch dissent among more conservative members of the GOP, who he refers to as “knuckleheads.” It sure would be nice to see folks like Boehner direct such vitriol at the Democrats, but apparently he’s too spent after going after his own.

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The GOP “Establishment” Leadership!

Ask Marion : for passing the complete funding of Obamacare including funding Planned Parenthood and for distancing themselves and alienating the Republican base in a year that should be a wave election and risking loss of the House and Senate in the midterms.

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Peter Gelb, Useful Idiot and Head of the NY Metropolitan Opera!

JoshuaPundit: for bringing Jew Hatred and ‘anti-Zionism‘ into the cultural mainstream and for encouraging moral delinquency.

Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted onFriday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

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First US Air strikes Commence In Syria (Video)

Up to 25 US strikes targeted  jihadists in Syria, Monday night. The operation was expected to last several hours.

Via Fox News: 

The United States, joined by several Arab allies, launched an intense campaign of airstrikes, bombings and cruise-missile attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria Monday night – marking the first U.S. military intervention in Syria since the start of that country’s civil war.

Sources say the military operation includes fighter jets, B-1 bombers and Predator drones, as well as Tomahawk missiles launched from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf.

Officials say the coalition is targeting about 20 sites, including command-and-control centers, training camps and weapons depots.

U.S. officials told Fox News that several Arab countries – including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates – were participating.

The operation was expected to last several hours, with the first explosions from Tomahawk missiles heard near Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria.

No European  planes joined the American led mission, Monday night.
In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said:

I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate.

Proposed name for Obama’s war strategy: “Operation Fail Slowly”:

Confirmed: ISIS Fighters Have Returned To The US From Syria And The FBI Are Looking For Them

Last week, The Washington Free Beacon reported that Rep. Tim Bishop (D., N.Y.) warned in a speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside ISIS had already returned to the United States.

Today via Time - confirmation. During a news briefing with reporters, an Obama Regime official said that a number of these radicalized fighters have indeed returned to the United States.

During a briefing for reporters Monday in the ornate Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the Administration’s efforts to address the issue of so-called foreign terrorist fighters, the official said that the latest assessment from National Counterterrorism Center is that more than 100 Americans have attempted to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside ISIS, the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front or other groups.

“It includes those who’ve gone, those who’ve tried to go, some who’ve come back and are under active—the FBI is looking at them,” the official said. “These are FBI matters, I refer you to them on specifics.”

It marked the first official government confirmation that at least some of the Americans fighting alongside the Islamist extremist group have returned to the U.S. As late as Monday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry said on MSNBC that “we have over 100 fighters there from America,” leaving out any mention of Americans who have returned.

Last week, Democrats in the Senate blocked Republican efforts to seize the passports of Americans fighting with terrorists overseas.

The Obama official would not discuss the specific measures the United States uses to keep Americans who have fought alongside ISIS from returning to the U.S. “This is worked on a case by case basis,” the official said, “I defer to the FBI.”

Previously: 

Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS from Returning to US

Three Afghan Military Officers Reported Missing in US -UPDATE – Found Them

Three senior military officers from Afghanistan have been reported missing from Camp Edwards Joint Base in Cape Cod. The soldiers were at there to participate in Regional Cooperation 2014, a 7-10 day training exercise that has been “held annually since 2004, includes five different nations and has more than 200 participants.”

Via CBS Boston:

The soldiers were last seen at Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis and were reported missing by base security on Saturday night. The three soldiers are MAJ Jan Mohammad Arash, CPT Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and CPT Noorullah Aminyar.

Central Command, Massachusetts State Police and local police are involved in the search for the soldiers.

The Massachusetts National Guard are saying that the  officers pose no threat to the public, but the fact that they’ve gone AWOL is more than a little concerning.

Insider attacks –  Afghanis  turning against coalition troops – have been an ongoing nightmare for NATO’s International Security Assistance Forces.

In August, a man believed to be an Afghan soldier killed U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene and shot several others at a military training facility in Kabul.

Sometimes the perps are Islamic militants disguised as Afghan security forces, but most are actual Afghan soldiers or police officers who have turned against the coalition.

Boston.com reports that “earlier this month, two Afghan police officers who were training with the DEA vanished while on a trip to Washington. The police officers were located and will be returning to Afghanistan.”

There are 200 people from six nations participating in the exercise, including 15 officers and senior enlisted personnel from Afghanistan. The annual exercise is held by US Central Command.

“Not all 200 people are locked down on base,” Sahady told Boston.com. At some points during their stay, participants are cleared to leave for dinner or to participate in activities off base without restrictions, he said.

The three men were last seen at a Cape Cod mall in Hyannis, Saturday night.

 UPDATE:

Breitbart National Security: FIVE AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICERS WHO VANISHED WHILE TRAINING IN US LOCATED

On Monday, they were taken into custody after attempting to cross the border into Canada.

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On September 19, ABC7 News (WJLA-TV) revealed that the two Afghan policemen, who had been missing in the D.C. area for about a week, had been found. They were identified as Mohammad Yasin Ataye and Mohd Gnawed Samimi, and were part of a group of 31 Afghan nationals who were participating in a DEA drug trafficking training program at Quantico, Virginia. They vanished while sightseeing in Georgetown under the supervision of the DEA.

The DEA told ABC7 News that the pair decided to leave because they did not want to return to their home country. They were sent back to Afghanistan, along with the other 31 Afghans.

45,000 – 60,000 Syrian Kurds Flee to Turkey As ISIS Advances – Where’s Obama? (Video)

Turkish officials say tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds fled across the border into Turkey in a 24 hour time period to escape the savagery of the advancing ISIS militants mutants.

Via The Guardian:

The country opened eight crossing points along a 20-mile (32km) stretch from Akcakale to Mursitpinar, allowing about 45,000 Kurds to escape from the Islamist extremists, the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, said on Saturday.

The exodus began as Isis fighters seized control of 60 Kurdish villages near the border in a two-day campaign as they approach the town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

At least 18 militants from Isis, which is also known as Isil, were killed in heavy clashes with Kurdish fighters in the area overnight, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The news of the exodus came as Turkey announced that Isis had released 49 Turkish hostages, including diplomatic staff, who were seized in Mosul, Iraq, on 11 June when militants stormed the Turkish consulate.

Kobane, in Aleppo province, is Syria‘s third-largest Kurdish town and would give Isis control of a long stretch of the country’s northern border with Turkey, which fears that a further 100,000 Kurds could seek refuge as they flee possible reprisal attacks by the jihadists.

Via DW, the Kurds pour over the border into Turkey:

Reuters reports that “about 60,000 Kurds” have been forced out of their homes to escape the ISIS mutants.

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister says, as Islamic State fighters seize dozens of villages close to the border. Sarah Toms reports.

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis.

  

“ISIS fighters have seized dozens of towns close to the border, burning homes and leaving a path of dead bodies in their wake.”

And where is POTUS while all this is happening?

 

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