Top Official From Obama Campaign Team Dispatched To Israel To Help Defeat Netanyahu In Upcoming Elections…

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Jeremy Bird, former national field director for the Obama campaign and Senior advisor to battleground Texas

Via PJ Media, an article flagged by Caroline Glick from the Israeli left-wing paper Ha’aretz details Obama’s meddling in the upcoming Israeli election. Interestingly enough, the article was not translated into English – perhaps because it suggests hypocrisy on the part of a president who publically eschews the appearance of impropriety as it concerns upcoming elections in foreign lands.

A summary was provided by IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis):

Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today [January 26] that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.

One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of offices taking up the ground floor of a Tel Aviv office building.

V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.

Glick commented via Facebook:

Obama won’t meet Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו in Washington when he addresses the Joint Houses of Congress in March because of Netanyahu’s visit’s proximity to the Israeli elections. And Obama, of course believes in protocol and propriety which is why he won’t get involved. No, he’s not getting involved at all. He’s just sending his 2012 field campaign manager to Israel to run a campaign to defeat Netanyahu. That’s all. No interference whatsoever.

It reminds one of the meddling Obama did during the Arab Spring to get the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi into power in Egypt. And before that – the meddling Obama did in Kenya in 2006, to get his pro-sharia “cousin” Odinga into power.

In both instances, the meddling had disastrous consequences.

Attention Congress: Impeach him already!

UPDATE:

An English version comes out….

Haaretz: The Obama campaign strategist who could break the Israeli elections wide open

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The group V15, which denies that its motto is ‘anyone but Bibi,’ is working with U.S. political strategist Jeremy Bird to replace the government in March.

Their secret campaign weapon is Jeremy Bird, a 36-year-old American political strategist who worked for Obama. Bird has come with a team of four consultants that will try to channel the energies of V15 into an organized methodology. Bird was the field director for South Carolina in Obama’s primary campaign for the 2008 election. Early opinion polls in the state gave Obama and Hillary Clinton equal odds, but in the primary vote Obama beat her two to one. That victory helped Obama to clinch the Democratic nomination, and it resulted in Bird’s promotion to deputy national field director for the 2008 national election. For Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Bird was national field director. After the election, Bird parlayed his success into 270 Strategies, a political consulting firm that helps election campaigns all over the world to build grassroots strategies.

“It’s not right to do in Israel exactly what we did in the United States, the context is completely different,” admits Bird, who still has some of the Hebrew he learned as a student in Haifa in 1999. But he says the mess in the OneVoice office — many empty cartons from newly purchased equipment — reminds him of Obama headquarters, he says: lots of energy and lot of talent. Israel is an ideal country for a door-knocking campaign because of its relatively small size, Bird says. Israel has very complex politics, a large number of parties and relatively high voter turnout, he says, adding that it’s possible to speak with enough people here to replace the government.

 UPDATE:

It gets better. OneVoice is funded by the US State Dept.

Via Weasel Zippers:Subversion: State Department-Funded Group Working To Oust Netanyahu…

Via Free Beacon:

A U.S. State Department-funded group is financing an Israeli campaign to oust President Benjamin Netanyahu, and has hired former Obama aides to help with its grassroots organizing efforts.

U.S.-based activist group OneVoice International has partnered with V15, an “independent grassroots movement” in Israel that is actively opposing Netanyahu’s party in the upcoming elections, Ha’aretz reported on Monday. Former national field director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign Jeremy Bird is also reportedly involved in the effort.

 

As East Coast Braces For Massive Snowstorm, EPA Chief Warns of Decreased Snowfall To Crowd of 30

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East coast cities like New York may be facing one of the biggest blizzards in history, but EPA Chief Gina McCarthy warned at an outdoor rally in Colorado, last week, that climate change is a threat to winter sports, tourism, and recreation in the state’s ski areas because of decreased snowfall.

Over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket NYC on Monday and Tuesday, according to meteorologists. 

“We are facing one of the largest storms in the city’s history,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This could be a storm…the likes of which we have never seen before.”

Meanwhile in snow-packed Colorado, a bundled up Gina McCarthy,  along with Mike Kaplan, CEO for SkiCo, and athletes Alex Deibold and Gretchen Bleiler, spoke to a crowd of 30 about global warming and the threat it poses to winter sports and tourism. McCarthy (through chattering teeth) urged fellow travelers in the ski industry to propagandize about climate change to the “younger generations.” She also repeated the now discredited claim that 2014 was the hottest year on record (or since 1880 + the claim has only a 38% chance of being true. In other words – it’s probably not true.)

McCarthy pointed out that winter sports athletes like Deibold and Bleiler can help inform the younger generations on the dangers of climate change, which can be devastating for mountain town economies.

“It’s a big, base-bottom deal for our economy,” she said. “So let’s get off our butts, let’s work together, let’s start taking action. These guys are going to reach the young people, I’m going to keep yapping at the older ones, and someone’s going to get the middle, and we are going to make things happen.”

McCarthy said a key is to put it in economic terms, and not just environmental, so it’s understood by everybody, noting that snow-based recreation contributes $67 billion a year, and supports more than 900,000 jobs.

“We need to take action, not tomorrow, but today,” she said. “Climate change does threaten skiing, it does threaten snowboarding, it does threaten winter recreation as we know it.”

She added that 2014 was the hottest year on record, and each of the previous three decades have been warmer than the one before.

SkiCo CEO Mike Kaplan fretted that “rising global temperatures will dramatically change the way Colorado’s mountains look in winter, and possibly put SkiCo out of business.”  He made an ominous prediction based on I know not what – possibly climate models (which routinely turn out to be wrong.)

“The biggest threat to our business is the very same that’s facing our generation,” Kaplan said. “We want to be in business forever. … However, by 2100, we’re going to have pinyon trees growing on top of Highland Bowl. Pinyon trees at 12,392 feet. We all know what’s up there now, right, it’s alpine tundra, it’s wildflowers. There’s not a tree for at least 1,000 vertical feet. … My grandkids will not be bringing their children up to Highland Bowl.”

According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service , Colorado’s snowpack is “right on target”  so far for this season overall — which tells me that the global warming scamsters haven’t corrupted the Natural Resources Conservation Service yet.

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The Telegraph: Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming

Something very odd has been going on with the temperature data relied on by the world’s scientists, writes Christopher Booker

Although it has been emerging for seven years or more, one of the most extraordinary scandals of our time has never hit the headlines. Yet another little example of it lately caught my eye when, in the wake of those excited claims that 2014 was “the hottest year on record”, I saw the headline on a climate blog: “Massive tampering with temperatures in South America”. The evidence on Notalotofpeopleknowthat, uncovered by Paul Homewood, was indeed striking.

Puzzled by those “2014 hottest ever” claims, which were led by the most quoted of all the five official global temperature records – Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) – Homewood examined a place in the world where Giss was showing temperatures to have risen faster than almost anywhere else: a large chunk of South America stretching from Brazil to Paraguay.

Noting that weather stations there were thin on the ground, he decided to focus on three rural stations covering a huge area of Paraguay. Giss showed it as having recorded, between 1950 and 2014, a particularly steep temperature rise of more than 1.5C: twice the accepted global increase for the whole of the 20th century.

But when Homewood was then able to check Giss’s figures against the original data from which they were derived, he found that they had been altered. Far from the new graph showing any rise, it showed temperatures in fact having declined over those 65 years by a full degree. When he did the same for the other two stations, he found the same. In each case, the original data showed not a rise but a decline.

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James Delingpole Breitbart London: 2014 Was Not the ‘Hottest Year on Record’. So Why Did NASA Claim It Was?

Now you’ve got the background, let me return to my question.

If the statement “2014 was the hottest year on record” is untrue – and demonstrably untrue – then why are so many people who ought to know better continuing to claim otherwise?

The answer, as often where outbreaks of mass hysteria are concerned, can be found in Gustave Le Bon’s 1895 masterpiece translated in English under the title The Crowd: A Study Of The Popular Mind.

This brilliant study of how to influence the mob by engendering groupthink was admired by, among others, Freud, Hitler and Mussolini.

Here is Le Bon on the most important weapon in the demagogue’s armoury:

It was Napoleon, I believe, who said that there is only one figure in rhetoric of serious importance, repetition. The thing affirmed comes by repetition to fix itself in the mind in such a way that it is accepted as a demonstrated truth.

The influence of repetition on crowds is comprehensible when the power is seen which it exercises on most enlightened minds. This power is due to the fact that the repeated statement is embedded in the long run in those profound regions of our unconscious selves in which the motives of our actions are forged. At the end of a certain time we have forgotten who is the author of the repeated assertion, and we finish by believing it. To this circumstance is due the astonishing power of advertisements. When we have read a hundred, a thousand, times that X’s chocolate is the best, we imagine we have heard it said in many quarters, and we end by acquiring the certitude that such is the fact.

It should not be a surprise that the usual suspects are repeating the lie, understanding the power it has on their sheepish audience.

 Climate Depot: Meteorologist: 2010s officially the snowiest decade in the east coast in the NOAA record – surpassing the 1960s

The increase in snowfalls is counter to what the UN IPCC predicted. See: In 2001, the IPCC predicted milder winters and less snow. Experts are hoping no one remembers – UN IPCC 2001: ‘Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms’

In addition, The New York Times has featured scientists and climate activists claiming snow would decrease. See: Flashback 2014 New York Times: ‘The End of Snow?’

NYT in 2000 quoted ‘Oppenheimer on the pathetic spectacle of the unused sled in his stairwell, symbol of a warming world:

 Weasel Zippers: Exposed EPA Memo: Let’s Play The Fear Card And Tie Global Warming To People’s “Personal Worries”…

 Via Daily Caller:

An Environmental Protection Agency memo sent to top officials implored the agency to build up support for its agenda by tying its regulatory agenda to the “personal worries” of Americans.

 

 

The Collapse Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Continues (Video)

Are there any bright spots on the foreign policy front? Is there any place in the world that hasn’t gotten more dangerous and deranged under this leader of the free world who refuses to lead?

At PJ Media, Roger L. Simon is alarmed by the president’s fecklessness on Iran, calling him Obama, the Shiite. 

During Obama’s presidency the influence of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Iranian Shiite regime has spread across the world like the proverbial wildfire, reaching from North Africa into Iraq, Lebanon (via Hezbollah), Syria (via Assad whose red line on chemical weapons famously faded into invisibility), Gaza (via improved relations with Hamas) and now into Yemen (via the Houthis) and undoubtedly a number of other places, including Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba.  And our president, consciously or unconsciously or both, has had as much to do as anyone with the creation of this nascent, soon-to-be nuclear armed and missile-ready  fundamentalist “Greater Persia.”

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Much of this Iran-coddling began back when the Green Movement was in the streets of Tehran seeking the overthrow of the ayatollahs and chanting “Obama, Obama… Are you with us or are you with them?” Our president did not respond.  He was already in private communication with the bizarre Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Obama wanted to be the one who got credit for reining in the excesses of the Islamic Republic, not those unruly student demonstrators who were the ones suffering from the regime in the first place, being murdered, tortured and raped in Evin Prison, often in reverse order.

Indeed, this unconscionable and out-of-control narcissism has been the key to Obama’s foreign policy throughout and accounts for the catastrophic global results we see in front of us now.  The “leading from behind” mantra has always been a fraud, masking what it really means: “I, Barack, know best and manipulate affairs from behind.”  It’s all about me.  (Is it ever!)

On Varney and Co, Lt. Col Ralph Peters (Ret) said, “I think Obama is so desperate for deals for his imaginary legacy, that he is willfully ignoring the fundamentals on the ground in the Middle East.”

He continued, “what we are seeing now is remarkable and frightening and will haunt us for a long time – and that is the reemergence of the old empires….This president doesn’t think in strategic terms. He has a chip on his shoulder about Israel…”

I said last week that I believed that if Obama thought he could get away with it, he would have Netanyahu assassinated. Peters goes one step further:

“I don’t care what anybody thinks – they can criticize me all they want. But I believe if Israel disappeared tomorrow, Obama would sigh with relief.”

 

Add to that – we had a DEMOCRAT last week basically accuse the White House of being a mouthpiece for Iranian propaganda.

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More bad things on the horizon.

Legal Insurrection: Former ISIS Prisoner: “They Want Something Worse Than 9/11″

A man named Ahmad Rashidi was interviewed on Meet the Press today and provided an alarming look into the goals of ISIS. He claims they want to be “better” than al-Qaeda and orchestrate an attack “more brutal” than the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Andrew Johnson of National Review has more:

Man Who Escaped ISIS: They Want to Plan an Attack ‘More Brutal’ than 9/11

The Islamic State is “happy” about the air strikes by the United States because it validates their efforts in emerging as a global threat, says a man who escaped after a month with the group.

Ahmad Rashidi was captured by the Islamic State when he went to Syria from London to retrieve the two daughters of a family friend; the teenage girls had fled England to marry Islamic State fighters. When Rashidi found one of the girls, her husband accused him of being a spy and he was taken prisoner and tortured. He later won the favor of his capturers by telling them he was a doctor; Rashidi is, in fact, a first-year medical student.

Vice News: Video Claims the Islamic State Has Executed One Japanese Hostage and Issued New Ransom Demands

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam — and Most People Still Don’t

 “You cannot remedy a problem,” Jindal explained, “if you will not name it and define it.”

And so he did: Our immediate security problem today “is ISIS and all forms of radical Islam.” That is, the challenge is not limited to violent jihadists who commit barbaric atrocities. Jindal elaborated: “In the West, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of sharia law as they can without regard for the laws of the democratic countries which provided them a new home.”

The campaign to implement and spread sharia is antithetical to Western liberty. Freedom, Jindal said, means “the ability to conduct commerce both inside and outside your borders; it means the right to speak freely, to publish any cartoons you want. It means the right to worship freely. It means the right to self-determination.” By contrast, “radical Islamists do not believe in freedom or common decency, nor are they willing to accommodate them in any way and anywhere.” Moreover, the version of sharia law to which they adhere

is not just different than our law, it’s not just a cultural difference, it is oppression and it is wrong. It subjugates women and treats them as property, and it is antithetical to valuing all of human life equally. It is the very definition of oppression. We must stop pretending otherwise.

It cannot credibly be denied that this is so, as I have documented — using not only notoriousexamples of how sharia is applied in countries like Saudi Arabia (where it is the law of the land), but also Reliance of the Traveller, a classic sharia manual certified as accurate by prominent Islamic scholars, including at both al-Azhar University (the seat of Sunni jurisprudence since the tenth century) and at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (an influential Muslim Brotherhood think tank).

Still, Governor Jindal has been pilloried since his courageous speech by tendentious critics across the spectrum, from the usual Islamist grievance chorus to Fox News commentators and British prime minister David Cameron.

Why? Because he dared notice what ought to be an inarguable fact: The non-assimilationist Muslim campaign has resulted in the rise throughout Western Europe of what Jindal described as “unofficial” “so-called” “no-go zones.”

American Catholic: Je Suis Charles Martel:

The slogan Je Suis Charles Martel is beginning to make its way around Saint Blogs.  Here is some information on the grandfather of Charlemagne who stopped the advance of Islam into what became France in 732 at the battle of Tours.

Charles Martel, “The Hammer”, led a life of conflict.  An illegitimate son of Pepin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace and the true power behind the Merovingian puppet kings, after the death of his father he had to fight his father’s legitimate offspring who sought to deprive him of any share in his father’s inheritance.  Fortunately for Charles a streak of military genius ran through him, and he won battles against the odds, using force multiplying stratagems, including feigned retreats, and attacking in the middle of the day when armies of his time normally took a siesta.  By 717 he was in control of Neustria, showing mercy unusual for his day in letting his defeated adversaries live and treating them with kindness.

The 28 year old ruler now entered a round of endless wars with neighboring kingdoms, gradually extending his power, and building up a professional force of infantry to supplement the peasant levies that made up the vast bulk of most Frankish armies.

Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 John Bolton Speech:

“Basically, the report card on the Obama/Clinton/Kerry record is one of continued failure. Failed every step of the way. For six years Obama has basically tried to avoid national security policy. He sees those international threats as a distraction from his goal of fundamentally transforming America. And he’s not done yet. He doesn’t believe in the global war against terrorism – he’s said so repeatedly. He thinks it can be handled as a law enforcement matter.”

“Our adversaries all over the world are calibrating their own policies to take advantage of the remaining two years of the Obama administration.”

“This is a president who thinks – as the Middle East deteriorates – that the principle problem is Israel building apartment building in East Jerusalem. This is a president who is so busy, when Prime Minister Netanyahu visits in a few days, he won’t have time to see him. What does that tell our friends? What does that tell our adversaries?”

 

Clarice Feldman, The American Thinker:  Obama’s Glozell Diplomacy:

The White House response reflects Obama’s usual petulance and lies.   First they said it was a breach of protocol to have invited Netanyahu without first consulting with the white House.  Undoubtedly this is so, but this is not a normal Administration or situation.  In any event, Obama is in no position to stand on protocol.   Among his notable departures from protocol: bowing to the Saudi and Japanese monarchs, gifting the Queen of England an iPod of his speeches;  giving a toast while the orchestra played “God Save the Queen” in Britain, making the Dalai Lama leave the White House through the back entrance past the trash containers; leaving Netanyahu sitting downstairs while he went upstairs to dinner.   Surely there are more such instances, which I’ve forgotten, but these breaches stand out.

Another assertion was that Obama would not meet with Netanyahu when he comes because he doesn’t want to affect the upcoming Israeli election.   As far as I can tell, Israeli voters hold Obama in such low regard the only way he could affect the election would be to hug and kiss Netanyahu when he’s here.

The dirty fighting continued with the White House indicating it was inappropriate for foreign leaders to lobby Congress, apparently hoping we’d forget that just days before they had invited British Prime Minister Cameron to do that very thing  to scotch Congressional efforts to force tougher sanctions on Iran.

The capper was the White House leak that Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad itself wanted us to continue Obama’s all carrots no stick policy toward Iran.   When you tell a whopper that enormous expect to be caught out even with our deadbeat press.   We now have an alternative media that remains awake.