Jeanine Pirro On Radical Islam: “It’s Us Against Them”

Judge Jeanine Pirro opened her show, Saturday night with a solid opening statement addressing the recent beheading in Oklahoma.

The judge really knows how to cut to the chase. Noting the Muslim assailant’s link to a  radical cleric with ties to  Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, Pirro declared, “until we put the fear of God in them, they are going to keep coming.”

We can’t negotiate with them. We can’t trade with them. We can’t let them out of Guantanamo. In fact. Even Guantanamo is too good for them. And I don’t personally care what the rest of the world thinks of us. Until we get this country back on track with out military superiority – the hallmark of a strong and a free nation – then our enemies will continue to attack us.

She continued, it’s time for Americans to realize it’s us against them – to come together as a nation – to forget the political lines that separate us. We have to start treating these cases as war crimes – not simple prosecutable felonies.”

Megyn Kelly Exposes Jah’Keem Yisrael’s Radical Facebook Page (Video)

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Late Friday, new information about murder suspect Alton Nolen came to light via his hometown newspaper. Nolen, who now goes by Jah’Keem Yisrael, converted to Islam in prison in 2011.

Via Truth Revolt:

Nolen Yisrael  is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes him as “normal” and “a good football player, but not great.”

Local newspaper McCurtain Gazette reports (no online edition is available):

A classmate of Nolen’s, who didn’t wish to be identified, told this newspaper that he spoke to a close family member of Nolen’s today.
He told this newspaper that according to the family member, Nolen was telling coworkers Thursday of an Islamic teaching that said women should be stoned for an offense, and that an argument followed the mark, Nolen was later fired and returned later Thursday, when he beheaded Colleen Hufford, the family member said.
The Gazette reported that Nolen/Yisrael  has a long rap sheet, having been arrested “at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009,” on “allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny.”

Jah’Keem Yisrael’s Facebook page, here.

You can read the entire report at Truth Revolt.

Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher shined a spotlight on Yisrael’s radical Facebook page on The Kelly File.

Kelly also had on Chad Sweet, an former Homeland Security agent and former FBI Assistant deputy Director James Kallstrom for their expert analysis.

Kallstrom responded to Kelly’s question of whether it was proper at this point to characterize the attack as “workplace violence” with disgust.

“No way, Megyn,” he said. “Call it murder, but stop this workplace violence crap.”

The FBI will be looking into all this stuff, he continued. They got to get into this mosque, they gotta get into his internet, and they gotta get into all his associates and they need to get into it, fast.

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Benghazi Annex Security Team Members Blast Democrat Congressman: “Don’t Call Us Liars” (Video)

Last week, Kris Paronto, Mark Geist, two members of the Benghazi security team who defied stand-down orders and rushed to the sound of guns as the American diplomatic compound was attacked, challenged Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-D) to a debate after he said accused them of being “highly irresponsible” and essentially called them liars telling tall tales to sell a book.

In a press conference, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Rep. Schiff had attempted to shoot down  the claims of the three Benghazi security operators who had appeared on  Fox News earlier this month. They disputed the annex security team’s version of events, specifically their claim about defying a “stand down” order from a CIA officer. Paronto and Geist said “say that to our face” and challenged Schiff to a debate on “Hannity.”

Schiff, who usually jumps at any chance to get in front of the cameras,  declined to appear on the show. So Thursday night, the two faced off with Rep. Smith – and things did get a bit heated.

Paronto said it’s ridiculous to argue about “semantics,” saying the order was given and the men had to wait a half hour before making the decision on their own to rush to the consulate.

“I don’t know how else to explain it. I want to say to Mr. Smith: was he there that night with us? Where was he? Because that’s what happened. We’re telling you what happened on the ground,” said Paronto.

Smith attempted to weasel out of it by claiming that he was referring to U.S. personnel in Tripoli having not receiving a “stand down” order, at the presser – not the men at the annex in Benghazi.

What he had said at the press conference with Schiff, was, “myths continue to be brought up. One of the big ones is the whole issue of a “stand down order” which was never given.”  But what other “myths” (aka narratives that don’t benefit Democrats) had been brought up in the past month other than the allegations of the three men from the Annex security team?

The two special operators weren’t buying it and called BS.. Smith was standing right next to Schiff when he had defamed them.

Paronto told Smith he should have stood up and disputed Schiff if he disagreed with what his colleague was saying.

“The book is correct. Everything in the book is right. Don’t call us liars and if you’re going to, come to the studio with us, apologize for it,” said Paronto.

Smith’s mission Thursday night was to protect the White House and the State Department by denying that any stand down orders came from Washington DC. “That was investigated and clearly proven not to be the case,” he said.

Dinesh D’Souza Reacts To His Community Confinement Sentence: “I’ve Got A Big Smile On My Face…”

Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to five years of probation, spending eight months of it in a community confinement center, after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. Prosecutors were seeking a 10-16 month prison sentence in what may considered an unequal application of the law. Most often, violators of this type are simply fined.

But the conservative author and filmmaker has written a series of critical books and movies about Obama. Eric (why is this man still Attorney General)  Holder has obviously taken note.

D’Souza was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan – a Clinton appointee.

Via Newsmax:

He was also given a $30,000 fine and ordered to do one day of community service a week during his probation.

The Smoking Gun website reported that for the first eight months of his probation term, D’Souza will do his community service in a “community confinement center” in San Diego. He will also have to perform one day per week of community service during his probation term. Typically, community service can include tasks like working with the homeless or teaching inmates, though no details were given Tuesday.

He discussed his sentence on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Tuesday night, saying, “I’ve got a big smile on my face and I think I have for several hours and I can’t wipe it off because this was really an effort to put me out of business. The government was trying to lock me up for 10-15 months and a federal judge said, no.”

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”:

Jeanine Pirro: “Batten Down The Hatches” (Video)

On her Fox show Justice Saturday night, Judge Jeanine said what a lot of Americans are thinking about the terror ghouls, ISIS.

She said that they represent the greatest threat to our nation in its more than 200 year history – “Worse than what we faced in WWI, WWII – the attack on Pearl Harbor, and al Qaeda on 9/11.”

I’m telling you that ISIS – if not already on American soil – will be here. They ARE coming. And whether they come as a legion or lone wolves, the damage will be painful, and it will be extensive.”

She proceeded to make the case that “we are not prepared and not ready” for whatever attacks are planned, citing Obama’s dithering for months as the threat grew, our insecure borders, and our inept Homeland security and FBI (see Tsarnaev brothers – Tamerlan and Dzhokhar.)

“I’m telling you to batten down the hatches,” she said. “it’s time for us to come together and take the threat seriously.”

Pirro had on Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans For America and Christian Whiton, a former State Dept. official under Bush to discuss Obama’s half-a$$ed plan to fight ISIS.

Whiton had some interesting things to say that I whole-heartedly agree with. First – the fact that Obama’s Sec of States are constantly traveling (Clinton was the most traveled Sec. of State in US history) making it hard for anything to get done because policy is made in Washington.

Secondly, he said the generals and Defense officials aren’t being listened to because Obama relies on a very small circle of leftists to help him make his decisions.

“It comes down to Valerie Jarrett. It comes down to Susan Rice. It’s really just Obama’s really tight circle of sycophants giving him ideas — and really none of these people have any kind of track record on military affairs or strategic affairs.”

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Congress Should Vote No On Arming the Syrian Rebels

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on giving the Obama administration the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The authorization was introduced on Monday as an amendment to a stopgap funding bill and is expected to pass. It will then be sent to the U.S. Senate for approval.

The idea is to pass the amendment as quickly as possible and without a debate on the $500 million the White House said it needs to pay for it.

I’m all for fighting ISIS, but I’m hoping and praying this amendment fails. 

As Representative Rick Nolan, an anti-war Democrat from Minnesota said, “No matter who we give our arms to, they inevitably end up being used against us.” Nolan plans on voting against the amendment.

But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner apparently believe the risky gambit is worth a try.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, said he expected it would pass with bipartisan support. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the chamber’s top Republican, said he supported the plan and was pleased it expires on Dec. 11, the same day as the spending bill.

“I’d like to take another look at it in a couple of months and see how it’s working out,” McConnell told reporters.

House Speaker John Boehner faces the objections of fellow Republicans who do not want to give the Democratic president what he wants and those who think Obama has not gone far enough, He said he saw no reason for Congress not to back arming the rebels, although he had reservations over the broader strategy.

“If our goal here is to destroy ISIL, we’ve got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and drop some bombs,” Boehner told reporters, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group.

What if the “folks” we train in Syria have been fighting alongside ISIS? What if indeed some of them have signed a pact with ISIS not to fight each other? What if the rebels we train use the weapons to attack the Assad Regime instead of ISIS? What if many the rebels can not be trusted because in their culture it is permissible to lie to infidels?

Via Patrick Poole at PJ Media, an FSA brigade commander said that his forces were working with two U.S. designated terrorist organizations, the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, near the Syrian/Lebanon border.

The Daily Star in Lebanon reported on Monday:

“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in … Qalamoun,” said Bassel Idriss, the commander of an FSA-aligned rebel brigade.
“We have reached a point where we have to collaborate with anyone against unfairness and injustice,” confirmed Abu Khaled, another FSA commander who lives in Arsal.

It gets worse. 

According to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that monitors Syria’s civil war,  moderate Syrian rebels and ISIS struck a cease-fire deal on Friday.

The groups agreed to a non-aggression pact in which they promised not to attack each other.

Rachel Roubein of The National Journal wonders how we’re going to know which Syrians to arm?

There isn’t a formal definition of a Syrian moderate, said Leila Hilal of the New America Foundation. But implicit in the word, she says, are a few criteria: a Syrian who is a nationalist and is fighting for a secular, democratic, and inclusive state.

That definition leaves a lot of room, Hilal said, and there are ample rebel fighters on the ground. Previously, the Syrian National Coalition could have used its Supreme Military Council to help determine who is a moderate, she said. But that group has essentially been disbanded, and now determining who exactly fits the “moderate” bill is done on an ad hoc basis.

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“One of the problems is that whether or not someone is fighting under an Islamic banner or a Syrian revolutionary flag, they’re often working together on different fronts,” said Hilal, a senior fellow with New America’s International Security Program. “If they’re fighting to take over the military base or airport … different groups ideologically predisposed will be fighting together.”

A political framework is key, she said, rather than handpicking rebels to do the fighting.

“In my mind, in order to mount an effective counterterrorism strategy, you really need a robust nationalist force that isn’t just a select group of so-called moderates.”

Some lawmakers, such as GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, said the president is picking the wrong people to fight this war.

“What would giving more money and more weapons to these guys do?” Bachmann said Thursday. “It would build up ISIS. It wouldn’t defeat ISIS, it would build them up because the so-called vetted moderates, our supposed good guys, wouldn’t be fighting the enemy. I think what would happen is we would end up funding the enemy.”

There is of course a “high degree of confidence” in the vetting process that takes place before the US decides who to train.

“The Department of Defense works closely with the intelligence community, using all of its databases in the vetting process,” but the possibility that the weapons will fall into the wrong hands seems to me more like a probability in the fog of this brutal war.

On Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, Tuesday evening, John Bolton expressed his opposition to arming the Syrians among others, and said there is no way to win against ISIS without US boots on the ground.  He said it is a huge mistake to place the safety of America in the hands of the Iraqi army, the Free Syrian Army, the Sunnis, and the Kurds. (Personally, I could support the Iraqi Army and the Kurds – just not the Syrian rebels.)

“The fact is putting American safety in the hands of others who have failed before, like the Iraqi army for god sakes, is going to endanger us and cost us more in terms of American lives down the road,” he said.

 

 

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