Lt Col Ralph Peters On ISIS: “We’re Dealing With a Death Cult” (Video)

 Lt. Col. Ralph Peters appeared on Fox News with Martha MacCallum Wednesday morning to discuss the latest happenings in Iraq and the enemy that we now face in ISIS. In one of his most impressive appearances on Fox, to date,  Peters had a lot to say about the unfolding nightmare in Iraq – and the Obama administration’s anemic response to it.

“This is something that goes beyond radical Islam,” Peters explained. “We’re dealing with a death cult.”

“When you get young men attenuated to these massacres, crucifixions, beheadings,…”   Peters started, his voice trailing off.

“Martha – methamphetamine and heroin may be addictive, but there is no substance on earth as addictive as human blood.”

 “It’s a death cult of massive human sacrifices to a bloodthirsty God,” he said.

He compared them to the Aztecs, noting, “but at least they built things.”

“This is the most destructive force I’ve seen in my lifetime. Even the Nazis didn’t film crucifixions and beheadings for public broadcast,” Peters pointed out.

He continued, “the fact that team Obama and all their elite East coast, West coast supporters don’t understand the fundamental brutality in so much of the world – really cripples our response.”

“If we must use the US military in a situation like this – if we must send the military into harms way – the ONLY correct way to use it is like a sledge hammer coming down on a carton of eggs,” Peters contended. “But this bit of dribs and drabs, coming after the previous philosophy of the Obama administration – prememptive retreat in Iraq and elsewhere – is a prescription for – if not long-term failure, a long-term bloodbath.”

“The tumors don’t go away on their own,” he said.

Peters went on to accuse Obama of lying about his reason for withdrawing all of the troops.

“He is not telling the truth when he says he couldn’t get a deal because the Iraqis didn’t want it. The Iraqis – the Kurds, the Sunni Arabs, plenty of Shia – they wanted us to stay. They knew that we were the fig leaf that helped them all cooperate. And he’s also making it up when he says he wasn’t briefed by the intelligence community about the threat posed by the Islamic State…the intelligence community has been trying to warn him about this for well over a year – about the blitzkrieg in Iraq for months – and the White House just shut down. It’s a closed, hermetic administration that doesn’t want to hear bad news and the bad news is crashing through the gates.”

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Walid Shoebat: Evidence Mounting That Turkey Is Behind ISIS Recruitment To Establish An Islamic Caliphate:

Several Middle Eastern media broke the news that unrest has sparked in Turkey with demonstrations erupting denouncing Erdogan after Turkish citizens captured ISIS operatives in Turkey in which Turkish security forces released the terrorists and attacked the civilians who turned them in:

Video The Spread of the Caliphate: The Islamic State (Part 1)

Via The Right Scoop:

Ice News had a reporter embedded with the Islamic State, the new Caliphate that immediately threatens Iraq, Syria, Israel and the larger Middle East and put together this 5-part documentary on them. They’ve released part one today and in it, the Islamic State Press Officer says they are coming for the US and will hang the flag of Allah in the White House:

Only thirteen years after 9/11, how could we have allowed this to happen?

 

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Evil like we’ve never seen before…

The Washington Examiner: Obama’s narrow, specific, extremely limited action in Iraq

CNS News: Leader: ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children’ in ‘Christian Genocide’

Catholic Online: WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW PHOTOS — ISIS on Christians: ‘There is nothing to give them but the sword’

Sam Rocha, Patheos: I Saw a Picture of a Beheaded Girl Today

Jonah Goldberg, NRO: Stand By for Slaughter . . .

Emergency Fund – SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide

Incompetence and Betrayal: How The Obama Regime Muffed The Israeli/Hamas Ceasefire Agreement

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The Times of Israel’s DJohn Kerry’s ceasefire proposal, Friday. He writes that he “wondered if something had gotten lost in translation.”

It seemed inconceivable that the American secretary of state would have drafted an initiative that, as a priority, did not require the dismantling of Hamas’s rocket arsenal and network of tunnels dug under the Israeli border. Yet the reported text did not address these issues at all, nor call for the demilitarization of Gaza.

It seemed inconceivable that the secretary’s initiative would specify the need to address Hamas’s demands for a lifting of the siege of Gaza, as though Hamas were a legitimate injured party acting in the interests of the people of Gaza — rather than the terror group that violently seized control of the Strip in 2007, diverted Gaza’s resources to its war effort against Israel, and could be relied upon to exploit any lifting of the “siege” in order to import yet more devastating weaponry with which to kill Israelis.

Israel and the US are meant to be allies; the US is meant to be committed to the protection of Israel in this most ruthless of neighborhoods; together, the US and Israel are meant to be trying to marginalize the murderous Islamic extremism that threatens the free world. Yet here was the top US diplomat appearing to accommodate a vicious terrorist organization bent on Israel’s destruction, with a formula that would leave Hamas better equipped to achieve that goal.

The appalled response to the Kerry proposal by the members of the security cabinet on Friday night, however, made plain nothing had gotten lost in translation at all. The secretary’s proposal managed to unite Israel’s disparate group of key political leaders — from Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Liberman on the right, through Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni on the center-left — in a unanimous response of horrified rejection and leaked castigation.

But actually, it’s worse than that. What emerges from Kerry’s self-initiated ceasefire mission — Israel had already accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal; and nobody asked him to come out on a trip he prefaced with sneering remarks about Israel’s attempted “pinpoint” strikes on Hamas terror targets — is that Jerusalem now regards him as duplicitous and dangerous.

Contrary to his public claim at his press conference in Cairo that his ceasefire proposal was “built on” the Egyptian initiative, it manifestly is nothing of the kind. As indicated by the unconfirmed text reported by Issacharoff, by other subsequent reports of its content, and by the cabinet’s outraged rejection, it is a proposal that, to quote an unnamed official cited by Channel 2, “tunneled under the Egyptian initiative,” a document, to quote from another of those leaked comments, that reads like it was drawn up for or even by Hamas’s Khaled Mashaal.

Horovitz describes Kerry’s intervention as nothing short of a betrayal by Israel’s (heretofore) staunchest ally.

Obama further inflamed the Israelis with a late night phone call, Sunday night, demanding an unconditional ceasefire:

Via The Blaze:

Israeli politicians from the right and left are fuming at President Barack Obama following a late-night phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling for an “unconditional” humanitarian cease-fire, likening Obama to “background noise” and one Israeli lawmaker calling for a “cease-fire from Washington.”

In their Sunday night telephone call, Obama “underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself” and said that “ultimately” a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should disarm terrorist groups and demilitarize Gaza, the White House said in a statement.

But leave it to the malicious – yet still comically inept Obama – to give the Israelis cover in rejecting the ceasefire proposal.

Obama attempted to impose his will on Israel one more time –and save face after Kerry’s disastrous ceasefire mission — at an emergency UN Security Council midnight session overnight, which resulted in a demand for a ceasefire, Monday morning.

Via Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com:

The war has continued Monday, since Hamas keeps firing rockets and boasting about terror tunnels, and Israel–which promised not to initiate fire for three days–has responded. Israeli politicians are very reluctant to defy the U.S. openly (albeit less so as the grievances against Obama mount). Yet it is far easier to defy the UN–even the UN Security Council–for which Israelis of all political stripes have long ago developed a studied contempt.

Ironically, therefore, while Obama’s stunt at the UN was meant to isolate Israel, he made it easier for Israel to keep fighting. Now Israeli leaders can say they are not defying Obama directly, or alone: they are defying such human rights paragons as Nigeria and Rwanda, along with Russia and China, which presume to sit in judgment of Israel’s self-defense efforts.

Just more of that “Smart Power” we were promised when Obama came into office.

UPDATE:

Via Weasel Zippers: White House Furious With Israel’s Criticism of John Kerry, Warn It May Put Israel’s Relationship With U.S. In Jeopardy…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line and were particularly disappointing at a time of active conflict.

Has it occurred to these officials that John Kerry actually does suck at his job?

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Weasel Zippers: Facebook: “Death To Zionist Baby Killer Israeli Jews” Page Doesn’t Violate Our “Community Standards”…

A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network’s “community standards,” according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

The page in question, is named, “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews.” The page, which spells “Zionist” incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

Keep reading…

Facebook claims to be dedicated to providing a “safe and welcoming environment” – which it certainly does – for haters of a conservative Christians and Jews.

Judge Jeanine: It’s Time For The Pope To Start Protecting His Christian Flock

It’s usually Barack Obama who is taken out to the woodshed every weekend on Justice with Jeanine Pirro, but this Saturday night, it was the Pope’s turn.

In her opening statement, tonight, Judge Jeanine more than ever – spoke for me, a Catholic who has been repeatedly disappointed by this particular pope.

“I mean no disrespect,” Pirro – a Catholic herself – said, “but it is time for the papacy – and Pope Francis in particular – to start protecting his Christian flock.”

She continued, “this month, Pope Francis preached that immigrant children in facilities around the United States should be welcomed and protected.”

She argued that the immigrant children are being protected and fed, here – “No children are being killed in the United States. But Christian children are being killed in the Middle East!” She went on to argue that the pope’s prayers for the Middle East are not enough because Christian culture and artifacts are in the process of being destroyed.

“They are taking crosses off churches and turning them into mosques with loudspeakers. Priceless relics are being destroyed or sold. And for the first time in 1,600 years, Mass will not be held in the ancient city of Mosul, Iraq. The language of Jesus – Aramaic – could be lost as well as Christians who speak it are murdered.”

“Your holiness – you are the leader of the flock – you control one of the wealthiest organizations in the world. And with wealth – comes power. Your recent trips and your planned trips do not reflect the urgent concern necessary for Christians in Iraq and Syria and Egypt,” Pirro said.

“Every church in the world should be repeating a strong, urgent message from the papacy –  condemning this slaughter and calling for the world to stop the annihilation of innocents instead of worrying about immigrant children already protected by America.”

“You must act!” Pirro declared. “It is time for the papacy to get out in front of this Christian massacre!”

“The Vatican is a country with Ambassadors and a Secret Service. You can put political pressure on nations. You can provide sanctuary. You have resources for humanitarian aid. But most of all, you have the power of the pulpit, you have the power to change the world.”

“Turn the other cheek doers not mean that you cannot respond. It does not mean that you cannot provide humanitarian aid. Turn the other cheek does not mean, that the most you can offer is a prayer,” Pirro protested..

I keep waiting for a statement from the Bishops or the Vatican – or at least a prayer offered by my own church for suffering Christians throughout the Middle East during the general intercessions – and I haven’t heard it. What is the matter with us?

Pirro had former UN Ambassador, John Bolton on to discuss the danger Christians are in worldwide because of radical Islam.

She also had on Father Anthony Hanna, a Coptic Christian Pries, to discuss the plight of his people in the Middle East.

The Anchoress reports that the USCCB,  sent a letter to the Regime requesting aid for Iraq. It just released a pdf of Bishop Pates’ letter to White House national security adviser Susan Rice.

Last month I wrote to you about the escalating violence in Iraq that targets Christians and otherreligious communities. I asked that the U.S. government urge Iraqi political leaders to form an inclusive government representative of all ethnic and religious groups, thus reversing the exclusion that has been exploited by extremists. Only in this way can the rule of law be restored and the common good of all be served.

Sadly the situation in Iraq has only deteriorated in the past month.

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While the bishop was writing to Rice, requesting humanitarian assistance for Iraq, Rice (who always seems to get the worst jobs) was writing a letter to Congress on behalf of the administration, seeking to insure that no US Troops ever go to Iraq again:

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday (pdf) to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.

Rice’s letter was sent as Congress just hours before it approved a resolution opposing U.S. military intervention in Iraq, where the terrorist group ISIL claims to have established an Islamic caliphate.

“We believe a more appropriate and timely action for Congress to take is the repeal of the outdated 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq,” Rice wrote, according to a copy of her letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

“With American combat troops having completed their withdrawal from Iraq on December 18, 2011, the Iraq AUMF is no longer used for any U.S. government activities and the administration fully supports its repeal,” Rice wrote. “Such a repeal would go much further in giving the American people confidence that ground forces will not be sent into combat in Iraq.”

Walid Shoebat: Pope Francis And The Vatican Fight Against The Islamic Persecution Of Christians, And Rescue A Christian From Being Killed By Muslims:

 

 

Meriam Ibrahim Finally Freed After International Outcry

_75229959_1401453321963_wps_1_other_who_is_facing_deathMeriam Ibrahim after giving birth in shackles

Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month in Sudan on charges of apostasy and adultery, was freed from prison Monday and sent to a safe house for her own protection.

An  international outcry is credited with embarrassing the Sudan government into releasing her and who two children – a newborn baby girl and a  20 month old son.

Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, gave birth to her daughter while shackled  in prison.

The Daily Mail, which has been on the forefront of pushing this case into the public eye, reported:

Her lawyer Shareif Ali Shareif confirmed to MailOnline that she had been released after the court of appeal in Khartoum accepted her appeal and overturned the death sentence.

‘She has been released from prison and she is on her way home with the children,’ he said.

‘She is very happy and the children are fine.

‘Her husband Daniel Wani is overjoyed. He is so happy he is almost crying.’

He added that for now she was staying in Khartoum.

MailOnline has led the way in highlighting the plight of Ms Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death on May 15. After international pressure a government official said on May 31 that Sudanese officials were working to release her.

She was only finally freed this afternoon.

Ms Ibrahim’s lawyer Mohaned Mostafa said after her release she had been sent ‘to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security.’

‘Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,’ he said.

In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Al Samani Al Hadi Mohamed Abdullah said that if Meriam was killed, it would have ‘enforced God’s word’ because she broke sharia. He has threatened to kill her himself if she was not executed.

Safwan Abobaker, an activist who works with religious campaign group Hardwired, which is based in the United States, said that the pressure to release Ms Ibrahim paid off.

He said: ‘The Sudanese government was embarrassed by all the attention so they freed her.

‘It’s better for her to come to America now as her half brother said that he would kill her if the court did not carry out the sentence.

‘The Sudanese government needs to protect Meriam and the U.S. embassy in Sudan needs to find a way of bringing her to America quickly.

‘The U.S. government needs to grant Meriam asylum or find a way to let her come to America right away. She needs to come to America.’

The United States had led from behind on this issue like it does on all  issues of international import. Meriam’s death sentence came down on May 15. She had her baby under brutal conditions while shackled in prison on May 23. The Obama Regime put out a tepid statement on the 15th, but didn’t join the international outcry until May 30. Earlier this month, Sec. of State Lurch finally screwed up  his courage enough to urge Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

But Meriam’s nightmare began in September of 2013 when she was arrested on charges of apostasy and adultery for practicing Christianity and marrying a Christian. Her young son, an American citizen was held in prison with her. When her desperate husband reached out to the US State Dept for emergency help in April, he was met with complete indifference.

Daniel Wani described the unconscionable indifference to his wife and family’s plight. Re-affirming what is quite evident, “My wife was never a Muslim,” Wani—a U.S. citizen—pleaded with “the government of the USA to help me.” But Wani claims that when he called the U.S. Embassy on April 9, 2014 a representative in Khartoum informed him of their lack of interest in the case. Noting that the couple’s toddler boy, Martin, is a U.S. citizen by virtue of his father’s U.S. citizenship, Daniel Wani also declared that U.S. Embassy officials in Khartoum have not cooperated in granting the family travel papers to leave The Sudan, and further have told him he must prove he is the father with a DNA test prior to even offering any assistance!

I have tried to apply for papers to travel to the USA with my wife and child, but the American Embassy in Sudan did not help me. My son is an American citizen living in a difficult situation in prison. I will have to take a DNA sample in Khartoum, then send it to the USA for testing. I have provided wedding documents and the baby’s birth certificate, and doors were closed on [my] face.

Hopefully, now that Meriam’s story has been front page news around the world, she’ll have more luck with the Regime on the asylum front.

Via Hot Air: 

Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, holds dual U.S.-Sudanese citizenship, and Ibrahim’s supporters argued that their children, including a daughter named Maya born in prison in May and a 20-month-old boy named Martin who was imprisoned with her, are U.S. citizens.

Sources close to the situation tell FoxNews.com that Ibrahim was whisked away to a confidential location and that her lawyers will be meeting with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday.

“This is a huge first step,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organization Subcommittee. “But the second step is that Ms. Ibrahim and her husband and their children be on a plane heading to the United States.”

Also via Hot Air: “The archdiocese of Khartoum had hailed Ibrahim’s fidelity to the faith:

“There are many people trying to persuade Meriam to renounce Christianity in order to be freed, but she is refusing. Some people are pleading with her husband to convince her to abandon Christian faith in order to save her life, but to no avail,” the archdiocese said.

A modern saint if ever there was one. The Vatican should start the canonization process forthwith.

This is not the Miriam’s song I was looking for – but it will do in a pinch:

Miriam’s Song of Triumph, D. 942 performed by the VoceChamberSingers

Pat Caddell: Bergdahl Press Conference Obama’s “Jump the Shark” Moment

Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen, and John LeBoutillier joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News’ Political Insiders, Sunday evening, to talk about the controversial Bergdahl swap.

Faulkner asked the group if the story was evolving in a way that was favorable to the Regime.

Schoen answered, “I’m seeing more and more questions being  asked. For example, was money paid to the Haqqani network? …How much restrictions are on the five detainees released in Qatar?”

He also questioned John Kerry’s strange comment Sunday, that suggested we have the ability to drone these militants once they’re back on the battlefield. “We need to find out what he was talking about – and what he meant,” Schoen noted.

Harris wondered if any other administration would have done differently.

LeBoutillier said, “maybe, but as time goes on, you can’t believe anything anybody in this administration says about it.”

He made the point that the administration – Hagel specifically – have denied that any of Bergdahl’s troop mates died while looking for him.” Faulkner played a clip of Hagel weakly trying to make that assertion.

“We’ve seen the parents of dead soldiers who died (were killed) looking for Bergdahl on the TV shows this past week, complaining about this thing,”  LeBoutillier exclaimed.

Caddell said, “I think the poll numbers are changing to their detriment.”

“we have these five Taliban top commanders one of whom engaged in genocide, living in luxury. I want to know how many Americans died to capture those Taliban,” (that were just set free) Caddell thundered.

In 2011, and 2012, “everyone refused to make this trade,” Caddell noted. “It was a White House operation. They wanted the VA off the front page – they got something much worse.”

Schoen added, “the deal itself was very very problematic, but as John suggested, I think the credibility of this administration in terms of its overall foreign policy – what they say and what they do are completely at variance, and we saw this week an absence of coherence between the US and the Europeans. Ultimately, this is a president losing credibility, and losing stature.”

LeBoutillier repeated the conventional wisdom that the swap was made to get the VA scandal off the front pages, but they botched the rollout of the news horribly, starting with the Rose Garden announcement with Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl.

“Can you imagine!” he exclaimed, “having the father of this prisoner standing with the president tweeting with the Taliban leadership, promising to work to get all of the prisoners out of Guantanamo – he’s standing with the Commander in Chief whose soldiers are getting killed by the Taliban! How can this be?!”

Caddell piped up, “let’s talk about incompetence for a moment”, referring to the Rose garden presser with the family. “That moment may go down in history as a “jump the shark moment” for the administration. All of a sudden, everything it says and does is exposed. It goes to far!”

In an aside, Caddell also slammed the president for “standing there tie-less.”

They’ve had a whole office of people dealing with the “eccentric ” Bergdahls for years – “no one said to the president – they seem to come off as a little eccentric, maybe we shouldn’t have this going on – maybe there are going to be some problems?I know from my experience, you would try to do that,” Caddell explained.

The easy answer is – Obama’s White House is filled with youthful liberal hipsters and ideologues who don’t find anything eccentric about the Bergdahls and cluck their tongues at us for “judging” the elder Bergdahl for his questionable appearance and behavior.

Caddell calls them “a team of clowns who took over from a very qualified team in foreign policy.” The Obami call it “smart power.”

The partisan divide is as wide as it’s ever been.

Linked by Doug Ross and iOWNTHEWORLD, thanks!

Bob Bergdahl’s Message To Bowe: “I’m proud of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people” (Video)

Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl held another press conference, Sunday, to send a messages to their son.

Mrs. Bergdahl sounded like you would expect any mother to sound like after enduring such a long ordeal – tearfully happy and thankful that her son is coming home.

Mr. B. was an entirely different matter, though – raising more questions than he answered.

“I hope your English is coming back and know that I love you, so proud of your character,” he said of the son who was not well regarded by his former comrades at all. After deserting his post, no less than six soldiers from his unit were killed trying to find him.

Seeming to confirm that Bowe indeed went AWOL, he said, “I’m proud of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people and what you were willing to do to go to that length…”

Later in the presser, he said of Hailey, Idaho – “We’re so much like Afghanistan.”

Huh???

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