Thursday Link-Around: We’re Losing the War Against Radical Islam

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Newt Gingrich, NRO: We’re Losing the War Against Radical Islam:

There are three key, sobering observations about where we are today which should force this thorough, no-holds-barred review of our situation. These three points — which are backed up by the facts — suggest the United States is drifting into a crisis that could challenge our very survival.

First, it is the case that after 35 years of conflict dating back to the Iranian seizure of the American embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, the United States and its allies are losing the long, global war with radical Islamists. We are losing to both the violent jihad and to the cultural jihad. The violent jihad has shown itself recently in Paris, Australia, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Yemen, to name just some of the most prominent areas of violence. RELATED: Yemen Mess Sparks a Full-Fledged Regional War Cultural jihad is more insidious and in many ways more dangerous. It strikes at our very ability to think and to have an honest dialogue about the steps necessary for our survival. Cultural jihad is winning when the Department of Defense describes a terrorist attack at Fort Hood as “workplace violence.” Cultural jihad is winning when the president refers to “random” killings in Paris when they were clearly the actions of Islamist terrorists and targeted against specific groups. Cultural jihad is winning when the administration censors training documents and lecturers according to “sensitivity” so that they cannot describe radical Islamists with any reference to the religious ideology which is the primary bond that unites them.

From the “Nothing Surprises Me Anymore” Dept: Israel National News: US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program:

Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came astensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.

Meanwhile….AoSHQ: Obama Administration Mulls Allowing Iranians To Enrich Their Bomb-Fuel In Fortified Underground Bunkers

Nothing says “peaceful civil nuclear energy program” like “fortified underground bunkers.”

This is a move to attack Israel — the only country with the stones to bomb their nuke sites.

This is more of Obama’s vengeance.

Intriguingly, the AP first tweeted the headline that the Obama crew was considering letting Iran deploy its nuclear centrifuges underground. But it looks like the Obama administration didn’t like that, and it looks like they told AP to drop the word “nuclear.”

And guess what? That’s exactly what AP did.

Now, as you’ll see in a moment, the “deal” being mulled is that the centrifuges that Iran will put beyond the reach of Israeli bombs won’t be allowed to enrich uranium.

The Regime is still running with the heroic “Leave no man behind” meme to defend the Bergdahl swap – as if this was ever about Bowe Bergdahl and not about Obama having a pretext to empty Gitmo of its most dangerous  terrorists.

Daily Surge: Jen Psaki Says, Despite Military Deaths In Search Of Deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Terrorist Swap Was ‘Absolutely’ Worth It:

Last night on The Kelly File defending the trade between five Taliban leaders and Bergdahl was incoming White House communications director Jen Psaki.

“Was it worth it? Absolutely,” Psaki said about the Bergdahl swap.

“We have a commitment to our men and women serving in the military, defending our national security every day, that we’re going to do everything to bring them home if we can, and that’s what we did in this case,” she added.

Weasel Zippers: White House Says Obama “Stands By” Decision To Swap Taliban Five For Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl…

Gateway Pundit: Video: Obama White House Defends “Successful” Yemen Strategy as Country Disintegrates into Civil War:

In September 2014, Obama bragged in his address to the nation that Yemen was a foreign policy success story.

On Tuesday, Houthi rebels took control of the Al Anad airbase in Yemen.
Just five days ago the base was home to 120 US special forces.

Today White House press secretary Josh Earnest told MSNBC the success of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen should not be assessed in relation to the success or the stability of the country’s government.

Twitchy: He asked for it: Josh Earnest solicits #AskPressSec questions; Citizens deliver:

Sadly he didn’t answer questions like this:

But did answer questions like this:

Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Sues Department of Defense to Obtain ‘Initial Report’ Of U.S. Army’s Review of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Disappearance:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to obtain records related to the “initial report” of the U.S. Army’s review of the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:15-cv-00212)).

Bergdahl left his post and was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until May 2014. The circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s disappearance and subsequent capture have become the subject of intense controversy. He was released on May 31, 2014, as part of a prisoner exchange by the Obama administration for five Taliban terrorist leaders who were held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the DOD failed to comply with a FOIA request submitted on October 22, 2014, asking for:

Any and all records of communications, including by not limited to, emails and text messages, from or to (as either a direct recipient, “Cc” or Bcc”) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the following members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Military Service Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, regarding, concerning, or related to the ‘initial report’ of the Army’s review of the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl from his post and his subsequent capture by Taliban forces. The time frame of the records sought is September 1, 2014 to October 28, 2014.

The prisoner exchange by the Obama administration has also been the subject of intense controversy. The Government Accountability Office found that the Obama administration violated “clear and unambiguous” law in the prisoner swap. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 says that all prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay require 30 days’ notice to Congress. Such notice was not provided in Bergdahl’s case.

IBD: Obama Snubs NATO Chief In Face Of Rising Russian Threat:

Defense Obligations: Despite Russian submarine activity that’s up a reported 50% and a rising cruise-missile threat, President Obama can’t find the time to meet with NATO’s new secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.

Following a pattern of talking only to our enemies and not to Congress or allies such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama apparently has decided to ignore Stoltenberg during a three-day visit to the U.S. According to Bloomberg, Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting in advance of the visit, but heard nothing back from the White House.

The president presumably is too busy explaining to the Iranian people why we must sign a nuclear Munich deal with an enemy whose leaders shout, “Death to America!”

Stoltenberg, twice the prime minister of Norway, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday, to discuss the upcoming NATO summit, the rising threat of the Islamic State worldwide and Russia’s aggression toward and annexation of Ukraine.

The new NATO chief is well aware of increasing Russian bomber patrols that include mock attack runs on NATO members Britain and Sweden along with threats to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships. The patrols have also buzzed U.S. warships, overflown Guam and approached within cruise missile range of Los Angeles.

“It is hard for me to believe that the president of the United States has not found time to meet with the new secretary general of NATO given the magnitude of what this implies, and the responsibilities of his office,” says Kurt Volker, who served as U.S. permanent representative to NATO under both Obama and President George W. Bush.

Politico: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes, watchdog says:

Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.

In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.

Neat.

GOPUSA: Who’s funding Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS?

Federal prosecutors are trying to pressure a Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters from the West to answer questions about his finances, concerned that he might be getting money illegally.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said in recent court filings that Ahmad Jebril, 43, a religious leader with an international following, is deliberately not complying with the terms of his probation in his fraud case and misleading authorities about the sources of his money and assets. His attorney, Rita Chastang, said she fears that Jebril may be slapped with new criminal charges for lying to authorities, saying he’s being subjected to an “unprecedented … level of scrutiny” for a fraud case.

Jebril was convicted in 2005 on 42 counts of financial fraud, served 61/2 years in prison and was released in 2012 with three years of probation that ends March 30. He owes more than $250,000 in restitution, of which he has paid only $3,080, according to a court filing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Last but not least.

Sister Toldjah: VIDEO: Rep. @EleanorNorton (D) performs a spectacular parking fail

Roll Call has the scoop (hat tip):

Per our tipster, Norton performed the sub-par squeeze-in around the same time the rest of her colleagues were crowding into the House chamber to hear the joint address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

At around the 40-second mark, an oblivious U.S. Capitol Police officer appears to zoom by on a motorcycle, right past the textbook parking offense.

Once the aide seen assisting Norton from outside the slow-moving vehicle finishes waving her into clearly disastrous position, Norton emerges from the car, clicks her remote locking device (better safe than sorry) and starts to walk away.

Then, all of the sudden, she doubles back.

Has her conscience gotten the best of her? Is she going to slide a quickly composed apology onto the now-stuck truck’s windshield? Or perhaps a business card?

Nope.

Norton simply retrieves some forgotten item from inside the car and then heads on her merry way.

* Wow, it’s not Monday is it? (I originally had this link-around posted as “Monday Catch-up”. I’ve been traveling for over a week, so forgive me if I seem a little disoriented.

Our plane out of Minneapolis was delayed for over an hour, last night (at Gate Hate) so we missed our connecting flight in St. Louis – and that was the last flight of the night. My husband didn’t want to spend the night in St. Louis, so we rented a car (at midnight) and drove the 3 1/2 hours to Kansas City, getting home at 3:30.

Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all truly slime-worthy and disgusting,but in the end the unanimous winner was….the envelope please..

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White House Chief Of Staff And Israel Basher Denis McDonough!

 JoshuaPundit : Well, yah gets yer orders and yah follows ‘em, but even cops and football players say ‘no’ sometimes. But not at the Obama White House, nossir!

McDonough’s orders were to front for the president and amplify his childish tantrum after all those millions of dollars and ACORN-style campaigning complete with Chicago-style vote buying by his favorite operatives wasn’t enough to defeat Benyamin Netanyahu in the Israeli elections.

Obama and his friends even tried to pull the race card on Bibi because he had the temerity to tell the Israeli public what was going on, that Arab voters known to belong to factions hostile to Israel ( the Parties on the so-called Arab List) were being bussed in to vote Labor for lunch and a hundred shekels funded by foreign sources.

And to be realistic about saying that  there was no possibility now of a two-state solution with Abbas’s rejectionism and Fatah’s alliance with Hamas in the mix.

So what was McDonough’s assignment? To be President Obama’s surrogate at the far left  group J-Street’s national conference and bash Israel as part of Obama’s amen chorus, McDonough followed through like a real champ, denouncing Netanyahu, what he called ‘Israel’s 50-year occupation’ and pimped for that mythical two state solution along the indefensible pre-67 lines, including dividing Jerusalem.

And he also did a fair amount of pimping for the president’s non-existent, non-binding super dooper Iran Nukes deal and of course spent some time bashing Republicans. It all got a big standing O from the Jay Streeters, After all, why wouldn’t they? The group was formed and funded by Obama and George Soros to provide cover for the Regime’s anti-Israel stance.

I really don’t mind folks like McDonough or even our president spouting this bilge. What annoys me most is when they try to insist they’re ‘pro-Israel’ and that ‘they’re only interested in Israel ‘s security,’ that making a nukes deal with people like the Iranians is anything but appeasement and an invitation to another Holocaust.

That’s where the weaselness comes in, the outright lies and pretending.Anyone with any common sense knows that they know they’re lying.  McDonough wasn’t alone, but he did his bit for the Regime this week, and I think he ought to be commended for it.

As I’ve said before, this award condemns weaselness. Denis McDonough started on his path to this award many years ago.

He came to public life as an adviser to the far Left senator and tax cheat Tom Daschele, who was, shall we say, not exactly pro-Israel. Understandable  of course since Daschele himself was a protege’ of  vociferously anti-Israel Senator James Abourezk. Afterwards, Daschele  went to work for the radical Left wing Soros funded think tank, The Center For American Progress. Daschele hired McDonough at the CAP as a ‘senior fellow.’

McDonough actually became involved as part of Obama’s minions as a senior foreign policy adviser during the Bamster’s first term, so obviously his views and those of the president really jibed on Israel. His promotion to White House Chief of Staff isn’t exactly a foreign policy post, but no doubt McDonough was happy to help bash Israel for his boss.

Again, the weaselness comes not from whatever he believes, but from the deliberate lies, the repetition of things he has to know are untrue. And his avid willingness to do so.

Here’s your weasel, sir. Oh, the engraving on the Weasel? That’s Hebrew and we had it done especially for you. אידיוט is a well known Hebrew phrase of endearment and respect, they tell me…

Well, there it is! 

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – Temper Tantrum Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

Our own Tom White at VA Right was named one of Newsmax’s top 50 Conservative Blogs for 2015. Congrats, Tom. It’s nice that Newsmax is finally recognizing what we all already knew….Council Akbar!


This week
, The Pirates’ Cove, ThePeople’s Cube, and Maggie’s Notebook earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

The Reason Why Obama Hasn’t Been Helping Nigeria Fight Boko Haram Will Make You Sick

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According to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. Some estimates put the carnage as high as 17,000 deaths.

Between July 2013 and June 2014 alone, an estimated 7,000 people  died in incidents related to the insurgency. Boko Haram –  which means “Western education is forbidden” –  recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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When these formidable jihadists rampaged through Nigeria, last year – kidnapping schoolgirls, slaughtering Christians, and burning down churches, the Obama administration’s primary response was a hash-tag campaign on Twitter. If the besieged people of Nigeria expected more than lip service from the United States in their battle against Boko Haram in the days and weeks that came, they were sorely mistaken. They got bupkis.

Clearly, a more serious response than  #BringBackOurGirls was needed to combat the growing menace – but the United States all but abandoned their African ally.  Not only did the Obama Regime refused to sell Nigeria the arms it needed to fight Boko Haram, it blocked other Western allies from helping them, too.

Back in January, the Jerusalem Post reported that Obama refused to allow “the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer.”

Via James Simpson of AIM:

 The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum purchases from Nigeria to zero, plunging the nation’s economy into turmoil and raising concerns about its ability to fund its battle against the terrorists. Nigeria responded by cancelling a military training agreement between the two countries.

What do you suppose was behind the Obama Regime’s abject refusal to help this ally fight these terrorists?

Would you believe that there’s a presidential election coming up in Nigeria, and Obama’s favored Muslim candidate is in a tight race against the Christian President Goodluck Jonathan?

And would you further believe that a political consulting group founded by Obama confidante David Axelrod is assisting that candidate - Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari - who hails from Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria from whence Boko Haram was spawned?

Thanks to the lack of cooperation and assistance from the United States, the Jonathan government has been failing miserably at beating back the terrorist scourge, with the president looking weak and ineffectual.

Desperate, the government finally turned to Russia, China and the black market to obtain the much needed arms.

Six years ago if you had heard of a United States president behaving this way, you might have been shocked. But today, we are no longer surprised by Obama’s lethal perfidy. We watch helplessly and with horror as the world crumbles.

At least 13,000 civilians dead in Nigeria since 2009 and the US looks the other way because Obama wants to put a progressive Muslim in power.

According to an anti-Buhari Nigerian blogger writing in the Western Post:

In the last year, Nigeria sought aid from the White House for many initiatives, including the fight against Boko Haram.

The Obama administration refused to do anything but play [sic] lip service to Nigeria’s requests. However, it used public and private channels to internationally magnify every failure Nigeria’s government experienced.

In the last year, since the involvement of Axelrod’s firm, relations between the two nations have significantly deteriorated, with the US refusing to sell arms to Nigeria, a significant reduction in the purchase of Nigeria’s oil, and the cancellation of a military training agreement between Nigeria and the USA.

In turn, the Buhari-led Nigerian opposition used the U.S. government’s position as validation for their claim that the Nigerian government was a failure.

To top it off, Simpson reports that Secretary of State John Kerry “made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election.”

If the U.S. was so concerned about human rights violations, how could a mere election change that? Given the perception that Buhari has Obama’s implicit support, this sends an unmistakable message.

The administration also rationalized its decision to cut purchases of Nigerian oil by claiming that output from domestic oil fracking has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil. But that begs the question: why have U.S. oil imports from other nations increased at the same time? Nigeria was formerly among America’s top five oil supplying countries, and America its largest customer. Nigeria relies on oil revenues for 70 percent of its budget. America’s decision to look elsewhere has been catastrophic for Nigeria’s economy.

After turning to Russia and China to obtain arms, Nigeria was able to fight aggressively and on the offensive against Boko Haram.

They have retaken 40 towns previously occupied by the group and killed at least 500 of the terrorists.

According to recent accounts, Boko Haram has gone to ground in the northeastern border regions. But whereas the border states of Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon formerly took a hands-off approach, they have now joined in the effort to destroy the group, pledging a total of 8,700 troops. Most recently, Boko Haram has been cleared of its northeastern strongholds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

Read AIM’s exhaustive exclusive here and be sure to note that the rest of the media is curiously uninterested in this story.

There is not a single article mentioning Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari in any U.S. “mainstream” media outlet. Only the Washington Free Beacon ran a story.

Simpson concludes by noting that due to Obama’s horrendous policies, America is losing allies all over the world, while he cozies up to our worst enemies.

Despite his so-called outreach to “the Muslim world,” the few Muslim allies America has are calling him out. For example, observe the unprecedented spectacle of Arabs cheering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the U.S. Congress. Columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj of the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah, called Obama “the worst president in American history.” The only Muslims Obama seems to like are those who hate America, and he is going out of his way to court them, come what may.

Or as I put it in January –  Obama always seems to err on the side of the militant Islamists, doesn’t he?

UPDATE:

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BBC: Boko Haram crisis: ‘About 500′ Nigeria children missing:

About 500 children aged 11 and under are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militants, a former resident of Damasak has told the BBC.

A trader in the north-eastern town told Reuters news agency that Boko Haram fighters took the children with them when they fled.

Troops from Niger and Chad seized Damasak earlier in March, ending months of control by the Islamist militants.

A regional force has recently been helping Nigeria take on the insurgents.

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!!

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It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees….

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Vermont’s Own Lovable Wackjob Marxist Senator Comrade Bernie Sanders!

The Noisy Room : Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is planning to offer an amendment to the GOP budget next week that would impose a new tax on millionaires to finance U.S. military operations.

The “war tax” will be one of the first Sanders will introduce during the vote-a-rama next week. During the back-to-back votes, senators are allowed to submit an unlimited amount of amendments.

“The Republicans took us into protracted wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — and ran up our national debt by trillions because they chose not to pay for those wars. Instead, they put the cost of those wars on our national credit card,” Sanders said in a statement Friday.

Like Obama had nothing to with that particular tab. His memory is selective and full of holes. Spoken like a true and committed Marxist… Sanders never wavers as a very died in the red weasel.

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Russian Ambassador To Denmark, Mr. Warmth,  Mikhail Vanin!

The Independent Sentinel :I was going to nominate the Ayatollah as a weasel for saying, “Of course Death to America, in response to his audience chanting “Death to America” while he insulted America. However, that’s too easy so I picked Mikhail Vanin who threatened to bomb Denmark’s warships.

From Reuters:

In an interview in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, said he did not think Danes fully understood the consequences of joining the program.

“If that happens, Danish warships will be targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” Vanin told the newspaper.

“Denmark will become a part of the threat against Russia. It will be less peaceful, and relations with Russia will be damaged,” Vanin said, adding that Russia has missiles which would be able to penetrate the future missile shield.

I think what the Danes should do is move their warships to Brighton Beach!

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White House Chief Of Staff And Israel Basher Denis McDonough!

 JoshuaPundit : Well, yah gets yer orders and yah follows ‘em, but even cops and football players say ‘no’ sometimes. But not at the Obama White House, nossir!

McDonough’s orders were to front for the president and amplify his childish tantrum after all those millions of dollars and ACORN-style campaigning complete with Chicago-style vote buying by his favorite operatives wasn’t enough to defeat Benyamin Netanyahu in the Israeli elections.

Obama and his friends even tried to pull the race card on Bibi because he had the temerity to tell the Israeli public what was going on, that Arab voters known to belong to factions hostile to Israel ( the Parties on the so-called Arab List) were being bussed in to vote Labor for lunch and a hundred shekels funded by foreign sources.

And to be realistic about saying that  there was no possibility now of a two-state solution with Abbas’s rejectionism and Fatah’s alliance with Hamas in the mix.

So what was McDonough’s assignment? To be President Obama’s surrogate at the far left  group J-Street’s national conference and bash Israel as part of Obama’s amen chorus, McDonough followed through like a real champ, denouncing Netanyahu, what he called ‘Israel’s 50-year occupation’ and pimped for that mythical two state solution along the indefensible pre-67 lines, including dividing Jerusalem.

And he also did a fair amount of pimping for the president’s non-existent, non-binding super dooper Iran Nukes deal and of course spent some time bashing Republicans. It all got a big standing O from the Jay Streeters, After all, why wouldn’t they? The group was formed and funded by Obama and George Soros to provide cover for the Regime’s anti-Israel stance.

I really don’t mind folks like McDonough or even our president spouting this bilge. What annoys me most is when they try to insist they’re ‘pro-Israel’ and that ‘they’re only interested in Israel ‘s security,’ that making a nukes deal with people like the Iranians is anything but appeasement and an invitation to another Holocaust.

That’s where the weaselness comes in, the outright lies and pretending.Anyone with any common sense knows that they know they’re lying.  McDonough wasn’t alone, but he did his bit for the Regime this week, and I think he ought to be commended for it.

Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels…ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

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Video: Media Mea Culpas Finally Emerge Long After “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” Narrative Falls Apart

Fox News Monday night trumpeted media mea culpas from the New York Times and the Washington Post, all finally admitting that the “hands up don’t shoot” racial narrative was based on a lie. This comes way too late to make any kind of difference, of course. Late last summer, when it mattered, they were reporting the hot and heavy false narrative. Moreover, there are still many in the media, and the National Black Caucus who have gone totally silent on the story. Fox News, to its credit never jumped to the conclusion that Michael Brown’s criminal accomplice Dorian Johnson, was telling the truth. But then, Johnson’s story never passed the smell test, and any serious journalist should have known that from the very beginning. Alas, in the MSM, we do not have serious journalists. We have Democrat cheerleaders, and convenient “narrative” disseminators. Megyn Kelly was one of the loudest voices pushing back against the media mob that fanned the racial flames in Ferguson, and for that she was accused of being “racially insensitive.” She had on Howie Kurtz to talk about Fox News’ total vindication in the Ferguson story.

Earlier in the day,  Sheriff David Clark weighed in on Lou Dobbs: “The liberal mainstream media got caught up in the hype,” Clarke said, “they piled on – they got their kicks in at the Ferguson Police Department, Officer Darren Wilson and officers nationwide.” “The whole thing was a shameful period of time for the media,” Clarke continued, pointing out that the MSMS are supposed to be neutral in the way they cover stories. “They became a wholly owned subsidiary of the cop-hating crowd,” he said.

WH: Bibi’s “Words Matter” But Ayatollah Khamenei’s “Death to America” is Acceptable Political Rhetoric

As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, Benjamin Netanyhu’s campaign rhetoric is being used by Obama as a pretext to throw Israel to the UN wolves. Obama has never been pro-Israel, as his radical, pro-Palestinian, not-so-distant past makes clear. He only projected a pro-Israel pose when he had big elections to win. Now that he has no more elections to go – he can go “full Bulworth” on Israel, using Netanyahu’s heated campaign rhetoric as his pretext to let his pro-Israel mask not only slip, but completely fall off his face and get trampled underfoot.

You would think that Bibi’s comments regarding the impossibility of a two state solution under his watch, (given  the Palestinian ruling party’s collaboration with Hamas), and his Facebook comments about Arabs being bused to the polls, would pale in comparison to Ayatollah Khamenei’s condemnation of America over imposed sanctions. But you would be wrong. It turns out, the Supreme Leader’s “death to America” rhetoric is acceptable because they’re aimed at a domestic political audience.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric that was aimed at his domestic audience is not acceptable because Obama needs an excuse to throw Israel under the bus.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

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WFB: State Dept: Kerry Won’t Mention Iran-Backed Chaos in Yemen When Meeting with Iranian Leaders

Twitchy: White House reaction to Ayatollah’s ‘death to America’ is ‘beyond parody’

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