The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results


The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and we have the results  for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast which trusted to his truth. – Lord Byron

The first method for determining the intelligence of a ruler is to is to look at the men he has around him – Niccolo Machiavelli


This week’s winner by a nose, Joshuapundit’s  President Obama Sends Support Message To Radical Muslim Brotherhood Front Group     is a report on a very interesting  official White House video message sent by our president to an even more interesting organization, whose history I detail.  I also ask a question I have heard no mainstream journalist ask, but which I think America deserves an answer to..because  it seems to shed light on much of President Obama’s foreign and domestic policy.

No slice this week, since it’s short and sweet..go to the link,watch the message, read what I have to say and draw your own conclusions.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Professor Glenn Reynolds of  Instapundit fame, writing inUSA Today with Obama is a Laughing Stock   submitted by Joshuapundit. It’s about Syria and a masterful beat down of the president’s dangerously farcical performance. Do read it.

For those of our readers whom observe Yom Kippor, G’mar Hativa Tovah.

OK, here are this week’s full results. Only VA Right !  was unable to vote this week, but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us onTwitter…..’cause we’re cool like that!

Video: Iranian Nationals Operating Inside Syria

The BBC reports that it has not been able to “fully authenticate this footage, but based on additional checks made on it, it is believed to be genuine.”

Video footage has emerged that appears to show Iranian nationals dressed in military clothing operating inside Syria and apparently working with government forces. It comes as Russian and US foreign ministers prepare to hold talks in Geneva to discuss to dismantling Syria’s chemical arsenal. Mohamed Madi from the BBC’s Middle East monitoring service has studied the latest footage.

The fighters were using military code in case they were being spied on.  The BBC reported that one interesting code said, “the camel has become pregnant.”

An unknown number of Iranians were reported to be fighting in Syria according to a WaPo report in  May.