Krauthammer and Peters Agree: Regime’s Mixed Messages On ISIS Due To Obama’s Indecision (Video)

Charles Krauthammer on Monday put all the blame for the chronic dithering and indecision of the Obama Regime on one person – Obama himself.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier”, he said that the Regime’s conflicting statements about the threat from the Islamic State militant group shows that “the president simply can’t decide” what to do.

Last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ISIS was an imminent threat, but Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Monday that the group was not a direct threat to the U.S.

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, questioned that discrepancy.

He said, “it’s obvious what the United States has to do about ISIS. You have to do a coordinated air campaign in conjunction with troops on the ground who are Kurds, Iraqis and the Free Syrian Army. That is a very complicated operation, and you wonder – despite the fact that that’s what we need to do to stop ISIS, whether this administration, that can’t even get its story straight in one day, can conduct an operation of that delicacy and complexity, military, diplomatic and political, ” he said. “The president simply can’t decide.  I think this really ought to make us think twice about whether we can entrust a man of this lack of decisiveness who clearly does not want to do this.”

He added one devastating last point: “that’s the feeling I had when he made the announcement in 2009 at West Point about Afghanistan (after much dithering if you remember.) It was the right idea – but the wrong man doing it – somebody who clearly never had his heart in it, and now after all the dead and all the losses , we’re ending up leaving as if nothing had happened except for American dead.”

Megyn Kelly had Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on The Kelly File to discuss the mixed messages coming from the Regime.

“Ralph, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs is not supposed to be messing with the information in order to assuage political concerns,” Kelly said. “So what do you believe is the likelihood that somebody took Gen. Dempsey out behind the woodshed over the weekend and said, ‘What are you saying the threat is imminent for?’”

Peters responded that they definitely took him out to “the woodshed.”

“Gen. Dempsey committed the greatest sin you can commit in the Obama administration last week – he told the truth,” Peters said, explaining that Dempsey told the public that ISIS is a growing threat to the U.S., there’s no real border between Syria and Iraq, and ISIS can’t be defeated without going into Syria.

Dempsey’s previous remarks didn’t fit with the administration’s “JV” narrative, Peters said. Now, “with a wave of the president’s magic golf club,” Peters said that the narrative has changed back.

Kelly asked Peters: Is Obama disengaged or disillusioned?

 

“I think he’s sulking. I mean he’s just not gonna clean his room, and you can’t make him clean up his room. He’s like a child, and it’s really alarming because he needs to get out of his snit and do something,” Peters said.

 

Report: Obama Dragged His Feet On Foley Rescue Attempt (Video)

Thursday morning, CIA-trained former senior intelligence officer,  Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. with Larry O’Conner and Brian Wilson to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week. He dropped a little bit of a bombshell towards the end of the interview when he told the hosts that the raid into Syria to rescue Foley failed, because  “the president drug his feet.”

Calling ISIS “the anti-Christ of terrorist organizations,” Shaffer submitted that he wasn’t sure Obama understood the severity of the problem.

O’Conner asked him if he really thought Obama  does not understand the problem.

“He’s been briefed on everything that’s going on,” Shaffer began. “He portends this Jr Varsity mentality that we’re not really up against the A-Team. And let me tell you -we’ve known for at least six months now, that these folks have been gaining momentum.  I don’t know how to explain it, but I know that he have more information than I do, and it’s more detailed, and simply put we who are on the outside looking in…have seen this now for awhile –  I cannot explain his lack of candor or clarity regarding the threat and I can even less explain his lack of interest in  doing something decisive to actually counter these folks.”

Shaffer said that as ISIS doesn’t recognize the border between Syria and Iraq, neither should we and that we needed to decisively destroy their command and control in Syria.

He also revealed that the leaked rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed because President Obama was slow to give the go-ahead.

Via Larry O’Conner, the Washington Free Beacon:

I’m hearing from my friends in the Pentagon, they are giving him every single option way ahead of time. And let me give you a little secret here: The reason that raid into Syria failed to get Foley and those guys was because the president drug his feet. He waited too long, the intel got stale, and by the time we actually gave the “go” word it failed because we just didn’t react quick enough.

It would appear Valerie Jarrett was about as enthusiastic of the James Foley rescue attempt as she was the Osama bin Laden raid.

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Something Obama didn’t drag his feet on, which he apparently didn’t have the authority to do…

The Mental Recessipn: Breaking: GAO Office Announces Obama Administration Broke the Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced that the Obama administration broke the law when they traded five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

The government watchdog agency posted their decision online, saying the Pentagon violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act and the Antideficiency Act.

The summary verdict reads:

The Department of Defense (DOD) violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees.  Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer.  As a consequence of using its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, DOD also violated the Antideficiency Act.

 

Dick Cheney: “Absolutely Certain” There Will Be Another Mass Casualty Attack Against the US

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Obama, moments after he gave his speech about ISIS beheading American journalist James Foley.

Last night, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity,  had some tough and cogent words for our current president Barack Obama, warning of the precarious state of insecurity he’s put the nation in. He said that due to Obama’s mismanagement of our national security, he is “absolutely certain”  the United States is  in for another mass casualty attack, only this time the terrorists will have far deadlier weapons than they did on 9/11/01.

“After watching this [beheading] video, I’m pretty convinced that we have a group of people at war with us,”  Hannity said. “Would you agree with that?”

“Absolutely,” Cheney agreed, saying that the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by ISIS  was a tragic development, but there is surely more to come.

“Magnify that a million times over because that’s what’s in store for the rest of the world if we don’t deal effectively with this crisis,” he said. “I think the danger’s enormous. I don’t think the president understands it.”

After chronicling a number of the administration’s gross missteps on foreign policy, Hannity asked Cheney, “What s the president missing?”

“I keep wrestling with this question, Sean, of whether it’s naivete, or lack of experience, or because that’s the way he wants things to work, Cheney began. “I’ve just about reached the point where I’ve concluded that what he is discovering fairly late into his administration, is his basic world view is fundamentally flawed – that the world is a mean, nasty place on occasion – that you need a very strong America – you need superior American military forces to deal with it, and  I think that with every day that goes by, he’s finding the bigger and bigger gulf between his hoped for view of the world, and reality. He’s not up to speed and doesn’t want to believe all that’s going on out there, but every day we find new evidence that he’d rather be on the golf course than dealing with the crisis that developing rapidly in the Middle East.”

And that is the most charitable take one can take, of course. Cheney hinted at the darker explanation when he said, “because that’s the way he wants things to work.”

Because there are some who would argue that Obama is ideologically allied with the dark forces sweeping through the Middle East slaughtering Christians and other ethnic minorities. Of course Obama made sure to point out in his speech on Martha’s Vineyard, yesterday, that “the overwhelming majority” of their victims are other Muslims. On the other hand, the Vatican has given its blessing for US airstrikes to prevent Christian genocide in the Middle East.

Obama allowed the wholesale slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East to continue unabated for years until the very bad optics of mostly Yazidis trapped on a mountain forced him to act.  The implications of that can not be easily dismissed.

“Do you think the president understands the danger of radical Islam, and what do you think the danger is,” Hannity asked Cheney.

“I think the danger’s enormous and I don’t think the president understands it,” Cheney replied.  “I look at things like the Rand Report that was published a couple of months ago that talked about a 58% increase in the number of Jihadist groups around the world over a three year period of time, I look at the statements by General Flynn who’s just stepping down as Director of the Intelligence Agency who says over a 10 year period of time, there’s been a doubling of the terrorist threat in that part of the world. The intelligence is there for all to see – there’s no question about what’s happening, but this president and the people around him refuse to recognize it.”

Remember when I said that under Obama, everything that is bad, sky-rockets? – this is just one more example of that maxim. Obama and his fellow ideologues argued that it was our presence in the Middle East that was breeding terrorism. So we pulled out of Iraq and promised to leave Afghanistan and what did terrorism do? It  sky-rocketed. It’s one thing to be wrong about everything - but this president refuses to learn from his mistakes.

And the fact that he continues to go golfing and refuses to take the ISIS problem as seriously as he should,  makes people wonder if “this is they way he wants things to work.”

Cheney went on to decry the major reductions in our military spending that is weakening our national defense, calling it a “trainwreck.”

“And it’s hard to believe that this president is as ineffective as he clearly is,” he added (again hinting at a darker explanation.)  He called him “the weakest president in my lifetime.”

“I’m absolutely certain that another day there will be another mass casualty attack against the United States, only next time, they’ll have far deadlier weapons,” he said.

President Vineyard’s Big Day – Fundraising, ‘Somber ISIS Statement’, And Golf

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After giving a brief,  perfunctory statement on the brutal  beheading of an American citizen by ISIS,  the president hightailed it to the  game golf course with friends, Wednesday, including former professional basketball star Alonzo Mourning.

Obama declared that ISIS has “no place in the 21st century” — which coincidentally is the same thing he says about Republicans who oppose the “Equal Pay Act.” 

 

Buzzfeed Andrew reported:

“The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did.

“Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.”

But first things first. Before he faced the cameras to sound off about the ISIS menace, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal.

Via Daniel Halper, the Weekly Standard:

“Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority,” writes Obama.
“And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you.
“That’s why it’s so important I spend some time helping Democrats campaign and win. I can only tackle the issues that matter to you with some help. Will you help me out, Daniel?”

He asked for $3, $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever else “folks” would like to donate.

During his address, today, he didn’t mention any specific actions  U.S. forces would take in Iraq moving forward.

Meanwhile, via Bloomberg News, five US  intelligence officials told reporters during a briefing  that ISIS is “attracting recruits and even drawing defections from the leadership of the core al-Qaeda group and some affiliates.”

The U.S. intelligence community thinks the Islamic State has an incentive to conduct a major terrorist strike against U.S. or European targets, in part to further assert itself as the true leader of radical Islam, the officials said. There’s evidence that the group is establishing cells beyond Iraq and Syria, they said.

Brett Baier of Fox News offers his analysis of Obama’s address, today.

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If you read one thing today, it should be this by David Horowitz writing at Red State: The Hell That is the Obama White House:

The same desire to overwhelm and permanently suppress the opposition drives the war that Obama and the Democrats have conducted against America’s borders and therefore American sovereignty. Their plan is too flood the country with illegals of whatever stripe who will be grateful enough for the favor to win them elections and create a permanent majority in their favor. The immediate result of these efforts is that we have no secure southern border, and therefore no border; and therefore we have effectively invited criminals and terrorists to come across and do Americans harm.

Which brings us to the deepest level of Obama’s hell, which is his anti-American foreign policy. When Obama was re-elected in 2012, the very first thought I had was this: A lot of people are going to be dead because of this election. How disastrously right I was. Since their assault on George Bush and their sabotage of the war in Iraq, Obama and the Democrats have forged a power vacuum in Europe and even more dramatically in the Middle East, which nasty characters have predictably entered with ominous implications for the future security of all Americans.

Take one aspect of this epic default: Obama’s lack of response to the slaughter of Christians in Palestine, Egypt and Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been slaughtered and driven from their homes in Iraq – over half a million by some counts. This is the oldest Christian community in the world dating back to the time of Christ. What was Obama’s response to this atrocity until a group of Yazvidi along with the Christians were trapped on a mountain side, and politics dictated he had to make some gesture. His response was to do and say nothing. Silence. Even his statement announcing minimal action to save the Yazvidi and the Christians mentioned the Christians once in passing while devoting a paragraph to the obscure Yazvidi.

What this unfeeling and cold response to the slaughter of Christians tells us is that Obama is a pretend Christian just the way he is a pretend American. What he is instead is a world class liar. That is because his real agendas are anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-Jewish, and obviously and consistently pro America’s third world adversaries to whom he is always apologizing and whom he is always appeasing. Obama lies about his intentions and policies because he couldn’t survive politically if he told the truth…

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ISIS Supporters Reach Out To The Ferguson Mob

The  looters and rioters in Ferguson, Missouri have found a new ally in the murderous death cult ISIS.

ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to egg the protesters on, encouraging them to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government.

On Monday night, during a CNN report, someone behind Jake Tapper held up an “ISIS is here” sign – shocking more than a few viewers.

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How badly did the MSM drop the ball on this? We get a screenshot from someone watching the CNN broadcast at home, but nobody on the scene sticks a microphone in his face? Did no one in the media  happen to notice the guy with the huge ISIS sign? (Those would be the genocidal maniacs who have been torturing,  beheading, crucifying, raping and pillaging  innocents in Syria and Iraq, for the past year or so.)  Did anyone in the media bother to interview the ISIS loon? If not – why not? Why is it that out of dozens of reporters on the ground in Ferguson – we only have a still shot from the CNN broadcast – and no story?  I’d like to know why some creep was out there holding an ISIS sign. And I would have liked to have seen him publicly shamed for it.

The Daily Mail reports that ISIS has been reaching out to the Ferguson mob primarily on Twitter.

The militants’ tweets denounce local officers for the way they have attempted to quell the violence, make reference to historic acts of police brutality, and even use the hashtag #FergusonUnderISIS in an attempt to get angry young men in the city to declare allegiance to the Islamist group.

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One ISIS sympathiser calling himself Mujahid Miski, who claims to be from Minneapolis–Saint Paul but suggests he is now based in ‘the horn of Africa’, has led the campaign to encourage those taking part in the protests to embrace radical Islam.

In one message he tweets: ‘So how is democracy treating you guys? #FergusonUnderIS #Ferguson.’

He adds: ‘I thought u guys back in #Ferguson were supposed to be Free & that u had equal rights. I’d really like to know what changed? #FergusonUnderIS’.

Miski goes on to retweet dozens of messages by a Twitter user with the handle @AmreekiWitness, who claims to monitor and support the growth of radical Islam in the U.S..

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Amreeki Witness’ messages focus on the treatment of black people in the U.S., praise Malcolm X for embracing Islam and urge angry young black men to take up the religion as it means the police ‘will fear you’.

In one message Amreeki Witness mocks the curfew police have imposed in Ferguson to bring an end to the disorder, saying: ‘We IS guys hate you for your freedom, eh? Just like that freedom uplifting curfew in #Ferguson? Wake up, or they’ll never let you outside.’

As the social media campaign began to take hold, with dozens of radical Islamists commenting on the Ferguson protests, Amreeki Witness tweeted: ‘May be time to organize the Muslims in America upon haqq and mobilize to #Ferguson. Defend the oppressed, start jihad here.’

The message attracted a large response, with one Islamist calling himself Amarka Al-Ahlam responding: ‘Preach, brother. We must organize brigades in preparation for the oncoming storm. #FergusonUnderIS #JihadinFerguson.’

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Death Cult ISIS Beheads American Journalist

The bloodthirsty death cult that has been been carving a path of death and destruction in Syria and Iraq, beheaded an American journalist alive and on video, and is threatening to do the same to another captured reporter, American journalist Steven Sotloff unless Obama gives in to their demands.

They must want to drag the United States into a full scale war. Either that, or they’re taunting America –  knowing the once mighty nation has been hobbled by weak and ineffectual leadership. What’s President Vineyard going to do? Make another speech? Write a sternly worded letter? Draw another red line?

James Foley was reported missing in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 2012.  According to numerous reports, he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

A video, released by ISIS today,  shows Foley being beheaded alive by one of their demon-possessed mutants.

 

Via John Nolte, Breitbart:

In the ISIS produced video, which is titled “A Message to America,” a man identified as Foley is seen on his knees, dressed all in orange, in the desert. He has a small black microphone clipped to his collar.

Standing over him is man dressed all in black, including a black turban that covers everything but his eyes.

The Islamic State opens with video of President Obama announcing military action against ISIS in Iraq. ISIS then accuses the president of being on a “slippery slope against Muslims.”

Via the Find James Foley website, he was the oldest of five children. By all accounts – a good and decent man.

He has reported independently and objectively from the Middle East for the past five years. Prior to his work as a journalist, Jim helped empower disadvantaged individuals as a teacher and mentor assisting them in improving their lives.

People are offering their condolences in the comment section.

I’m not going to link to the video. I don’t want to see it. I don’t want you to see it, either, because the rabid freaks who did it want us to see it.

Instead, here’s Foley in June of 2012, talking about the war atrocities of the Assad Regime. He clearly had sympathy for the Free Syrian Army – before they became overrun with Islamic terrorists.

UPDATE:

The Kelly File report on the killing of Foley:

There is intelligence, Catherine Herridge reported,  that they have two other Americans in custody.

UPDATE:

Here’s someone on Youtube who has just about had it with Obama’s vacationing while the world descends into chaos.

“Your vacation is over, sir! You have a job to to do you are the leader of this country! Get yo ass outta Martha’s Vineyard and get back to work!”

 

Hamas Breaks Latest Ceasefire – Israel Retaliates (Video)

Earlier this morning, Breitbart’s Joel Pollak fretted that the time may have passed for Israel to take out Hamas because it was “becoming less clear that Israel could still count on the political will or the international patience that would allow it to remove Hamas from power.”

But it seems Hamas’ hatred for Jews overrides any strategic considerations on their part.

It took about ten minutes for Hamas to make my previous column obsolete byfiring rockets at Israel, thereby violating the ceasefire (again) and forcing Israel to pull out of negotiations and retaliate against Hamas targets.

Hamas has–as in the initial decision to go to war–overplayed its hand. The only force unifying Israel’s fractious political leadership and keeping the hypocritical hyenas of international criticism at bay is Hamas itself.

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