Obama’s #CVE Conference Is A Travesty

Well, that White House Summit to counter “violent extremism” is going about as badly as we expected it would. Which is to say – it’s an obscene travesty – a slow motion train wreck horrifying and fascinating to us at the same time.  I’d say it’s a complete waste of time, but it’s worse than that because the Regime refuses to correctly diagnosis the problem, so the wrong remedies are being prescribed.

And as fully expected, they are ludicrously trying to give equal time to “Christian” violent extremist groups.

Via Twitchy, Obama shows the world just how profoundly and grotesquely he has misdiagnosed the problem in an oped in today’s Los Angeles Times (timed to coincide with the CVE Summit.)

More broadly, groups like al Qaeda and ISIL exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives. The world has to offer today’s youth something better.

Governments that deny human rights play into the hands of extremists who claim that violence is the only way to achieve change. Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies.Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity.

Nowhere does the lure of joining Islamic Jihad and expanding the Islamic caliphate (for it’s own sake) enter into the president’s calculation. This has nothing at all to do with Islam, the PC/Taqiyya crowd will tell you. As far as they are concerned, universal health care coverage and midnight basketball are better answers to the Jihadist threat than bombs.

ISIS/Daesh fighters on the ground, may laugh and sneer at this point of view (“Like a pig covered in feces giving hygiene advice to others,” one tweeted)- but in faculty lounges in America I’m guessing  it’s the “smart take.”

Meanwhile, as I’ve already noted in a previous post - look at the people they have invited to participate in this travesty.

Via The Washington Free Beacon, Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House

A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden.

Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), tweeted out a photo of himself at the White House with Biden and bragged, “We joined VP @JoeBiden for a discussion at the @WhiteHouse #CVESummit which kicked off today.”

Al-Marayati has been viewed as a controversial figure due to past statements characterized by his critics as anti-Israel and soft on terrorism.

Al Marayati’s group MPAC also tweeted out their delight that “Biden just talked about the right wing militias & supremacist groups that are violent in the name of the Bible,” during Biden’s talk, yesterday.

Prompting me to tweet:

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Almost as if on cue, Marie Harf came out and asked why no one talks about Kony anymore – who she described as a violent Christian extremist.

And if you’ve never heard Kony described as a Christian – it’s because the nationalist/mystic/far Eastern/voodoo brand of “Christianity” Kony practices is not what most people would consider Christian – and he has no worldwide network of Christian supporters.

Kony proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium, and has been considered by some as a cult of personality, and claims he is visited by a multinational host of 13 spirits, including a Chinese phantom.[2] Ideologically, the group is a syncretic mix of mysticism, Acholi nationalism, and Christian fundamentalism, and claims to be establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Acholi tradition.

But consider this: Although Obama has no problem identifying Kony as a Christian violent extremist – he refuses to identify ISIS/Daesh or any other Islamic terrorists waging Jihad, as Muslim extremists.

And although Obama is loath to identify the victims of Islamic terror as Christians or Jews, because as Jen Psaki says “we are not going to put new labels on victims”,  he has no compunction at all about  identifying the “three young people” who were murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C., (by a left-wing, MSNBC-watching, SPLC supporting atheist) as “Muslim Americans.”

And how the president does go on in his LA Times oped:

 But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid. Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must continue to stand united with a community in mourning and insist that no one should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.

Because Muslims in America – the land of the free –  have it just so – so incredibly hard.

The Christians of Nigeria, North Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and that Christian Pastor rotting in an Iranian prison (none of whom this president deigns worth writing about or wasting his breath on) only wish they had it as “hard.”

Obama constantly betrays his approval of Islam with his preferential treatment of Muslims and open contempt for Christians and Jews -which at this point is difficult to see as anything but anti-Christian bigotry and antisemitism.

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America’s Newsroom: White House Holds Summit On Countering Violent Extremism – Lt Col Ralph Peters and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

“I really think the president stands with the Muslims Brotherhood,” Peters said.

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Mona Charon, NRO: Islam as a Victim Civilization
“Let’s not get up on our high horse,” Obama says.

This week, the White House is hosting an international conference on “countering violent extremism.” The administration promises that the conference will “work to address the underlying conditions that can help foster violent extremism such as poverty, inequality, and repression. This means supporting alternatives to extremist messaging and greater economic opportunities for women and disaffected youth.” What “extremist messaging” would that be? The Christian Science Monitor?

This is gibberish. The administration uses language to impede thought rather than to elucidate it — which suits the jihadis very well.

 Breitbart National Security: EXTREMISTS ATTENDING OBAMA’S ‘COUNTERING EXTREMISM’ SUMMIT:

As we expected and warned, the Islamic Society of Boston’s (ISB) Cambridge mosque – the radical Muslim Brotherhood front group attended by the Boston Marathon bombers – was invited to join the summit and is represented there by its executive director, Nichole Mossalam. A few days ago, in Breitbart News and the Washington Times, we reported how over the past decade, 12 of the ISB’s worshippers have either been killed, imprisoned, or declared fugitives due to their involvement in terrorist activity. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Ms. Mossalam told media outlets that the ISB urged members to contact law enforcement “immediately after the bombings in case they knew of anyone who might have been involved.”

In reality, the ISB sent out the first email about the bombings to its members a full seven days after the Marathon was blown up, urging them not to talk to the FBI without first contacting the ACLU and the ISB. The ISB wrote: “We have been informed that the FBI may be starting to question some of the community members about the two suspects. Insha’Allah we want to help as much as we can, but of course not put ourselves at risk either. Seeking representation does not imply any guilt on your part but is simply a way of protecting your own rights.”

Nabeel Khudairi is the other deeply problematic individual taking part in the White House CVE Summit. Khudairi is a Boston ophthalmologist and leader of two other extremist groups – the Islamic Council of New England and the Islamic Center of New England. In 2007, our organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), successfully subpoenaed a variety of documents from Nabeel Khudairi during the Islamic Society of Boston’s failed defamation suit against Boston’s Fox 25, the Boston Herald, and us. In its complaint, the ISB alleged that it had been defamed by our reporting on its extensive ties to Islamic extremism. The ISB was ultimately forced to drop the lawsuit after subpoenas like the one pursued against Khudairi not only supported our original claims, but also began exposing even more of the mosque’s extremist links.

Raging Rudy Giuliani Scorches Obama’s Weak Policies on Iran

During his powerful speech  at the Iranian-American Community symposium “Countering Islamic Fundamentalism, and a Nuclear-Armed Iran” on February 13, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani excoriated the president for his weak and feckless foreign policies.

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Giuliani this animated:

“My 343 firefighters who died on September 11th, my 2700 citizens who died on September 11th, and soldiers of Forth-Hood who died by a man yelling “Allah Akbar” or the Jewish people just setting there, being shot and killed just a few weeks ago in France because they are Jewish. You know what they have in common?”

“They have in common a movement the president of United States will not recognize.”

“They have been murdered, they have been slaughtered, they have been raped, they have been tortured , they have been beheaded, they have been burned by a movement the president of United State will not recognize!”

“WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM?!”

Giuliani noted the current leader of Iran’s long record of duplicity in regards to nuclear power.

“And we’re NEGOTIATING WITH HIM!’ he bellowed.  “This is like playing poker with a guy who has cheated you twice before. You know who does that? A MORON!

“An agreement with Iran with regard to nuclear power is very simple,” he continued, “Iran should not be allowed to get any nuclear power.”

He said that Obama should not be able to come to an agreement with Iran without the consent of Congress.

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Giuliani tore into Obama for dishonoring the protected Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty in Iraq – which he called a virtual concentration camp –  thanks to Obama’s neglect.

He lamented that instead of embracing moderate reforms in Iran, Obama is “selling us out” to the Islamic State.

“It must be stopped. It has to be stopped. Our last resort is our Congress, Rudy declared. “And I implore this Congress to stop this weak president from doing things that will be so difficult to reverse!”

“We will not sell out to Iran the way Chamberlain sold out to Hitler!” thundered “America’s Mayor.”

 Via Iran Liberty:

Nearly 3,000 Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport, MEK opposition members and “protected persons” under the 4th Geneva Convention, have for five years been under bloody attacks and an inhumane medical and logistical siege imposed by Iraqi forces loyal to the Iranian regime.

The deteriorating medical situation resulting from the imposed medical siege has raised the attention of international human rights organizations and dignitaries about inhumane conditions in the camp. Numerous international calls for measures to provide care for the patients in the camp have been made by many from numerous countries, inviting the UN and the Obama administration to take urgent action to save the lives of the patients of this camp.

Signatories of the statement emphasized that: “From 2009 when the protection and security of Ashraf residents was transferred to the Iraqi government, the residents have been gradually placed under a cruel and deteriorating logistical and medical siege.”

Because Obama is so desperate with a nuclear deal with Iran, these poor people have been forsaken.

Oliver North: “The Israeli People Are Quite Fed Up With Mr. Obama” (Video)

Megyn Kelly had Lt. Col. Oliver North on the Kelly File Thursday night to talk about the recent military strikes by Iran-sponsored Hezbollah on the Lebanon/Israel border.

North, who is currently in Israel, and witnessed the attacks said, “Israel has been under siege from Hamas in the South and Hezbollah in the North.”

And while all that has been going on, North continued, there was “this tiff going on in Washington” regarding Netanyahu speaking before Congress.

“Obama is acting like a petulant child,” he declared. “He’s detached from the reality of what’s going on on the border –  with Hamas, with Hezbollah.”

North noted that Netanyahu “is focused on the threat that is posed by the possibility and now even the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon.”

Asked if the Israeli people care about what Obama thinks, North answered, “I think the Israeli people are quite fed up with Mr. Obama. I hear that routinely.”

He said Israelis look at the White House as interfering in the election.

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.

 

 

Report: WH Outraged at Netanyahu “He Spat In Our Face, There Will Be A Price”…

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After being called “chickensh*t”, who can blame Netanyahu for snubbing this White House?

Via Times of Israel:

The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face.

“We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.”

“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.

Ace has been characterizing the WH’s reaction to the snub a “snit-fit,” comparing Team Obama to a bunch of middle school “mean girls.”

I’m afraid it’s much worse than that and the reminder that Obama still has “a year and a half” (really almost two years) left to his presidency is horrifyingly ominous. I have no doubt that Israel will pay a “price.”

In fact, if he thought he could get away with it, I think Obama would have Netanyahu assassinated.

Did you ever think you would live in a country that would threaten our longtime ally while cozying up to our enemies? Did you ever think you would hear a leading Democrat say about a Democrat White House that their talking points sound like they’re coming from the capital of Iran?

We’ve got a president who is so ideological- so hard-left, he is recklessly setting free dangerous, unreformed terrorists, even as Islamic jihad increases throughout the world.

Andrew McCarthy is right. The only way to stop this president is to impeach him. And there is no way to impeach him unless the American people are on board.

The Framers wrote impeachment into the Constitution because they saw it as a serious, credible, and necessary antidote to the abuse of presidential power. They adopted a trigger for impeachment that includes (a) treason, which the Constitution defines as, among other things, adhering to or aiding the enemy (Art. 3, sec. 3); and (b) “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a term of art that refers not to ordinary criminal violations but profound maladministration, dereliction of duty, and breach of the public trust.

It was inconceivable to the Framers that the nation would go to war without being serious about it. They would thus have assumed that a president who abetted the enemy — who replenished the enemy’s forces while the enemy was still targeting Americans for mass-murder attacks — would have negligible political support. If he’d committed such an inexcusable abuse of power once, out of naïveté, they would have assumed that the people’s representatives would at least threaten impeachment to discourage his doing it again. If he persisted in the abuse of power out of ideological conviction, they would have assumed that Congress would impeach and remove him from power.

The point is not whether we like or dislike the notion of impeaching a president. Every sensible person dislikes it. The point is that, the way our system is designed, impeachment is the only remedy for certain abuses of executive power.

Unfortunately most of them have been too anesthetized by a depraved and/or nonsensical pop culture to even notice a problem.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers 

Sen. Menendez: Obama Admin Sounds Like It Gets “Talking Points Straight From Tehran”

During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iran nuclear sanctions, Wednesday morning Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) stunned the political world with this observation:  “The more I hear this administration and it’s quotes, the more it sounds like talking points straight from Tehran.”

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Menendez has led the Democratic caucus against Obama’s calls for Congress not to add more sanctions to Iran. Obama maintains that more sanctions may foil negotiations with Iran to end their nuclear program. Senate Republicans and a number of Democrats disagree, saying that sanctions will motivate Iran to cut a deal or face economic ruin, and that the sanctions would not be implemented unless Iran walked away from the negotiating table.

Menendez asked United States Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken a great rhetorical question for which he had no answer: “They get to cheat…in a series of ways, and we get to worry about their perceptions?”

Woof! That powerful Israel lobby must really have their hooks in this guy.

Interesting aside:

Back in December, Senator McCain led the opposition to the confirmation of the “abysmally ignorant” Blinken as the country’s No. 2 diplomat.

“This individual has actually been dangerous to America and to the young men and women who are fighting and serving it,” said the veteran senator, who will be chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the new Republican-led Senate.

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, the current chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, defended Blinken as eminently qualified. Blinken’s resume also includes time as a senior foreign relations committee staff member.

 Another interesting aside:

It has been reported that Obama’s closest advisor – who happens to be Iranian – has in the past led  “secret talks” with Iran on their nuclear program.

Video: Boehner Invites Netanyahu To Address Joint Session of Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on February 11, and Bibi has accepted. Boehner explained his decision to invite Netanyahu to speak before Congress in a press conference, Wednesday morning. Boehner said,

Boehner tells CNN that he did not consult the White House, and denies “poking anyone in the eye”.

Talk about your “sick burns.” I imagine this move that comes only one day after President Won’s SOTU, wiped that smug smile off his face.

Jeff Dunetz (Yid with Lid) writes, “you could almost hear the smack across the bow of the Obama administration Wednesday morning…”

Usually these things are scheduled along with an already scheduled foreign leader/POTUS meeting. This however was done without any corresponding Presidential meeting, or even a consultation with the White House or State Dept.

The invitation is meant to be a direct attack on President Obama’s Iran policy according to Boehner’s prepared remarks this morning to the House Republican conference.

You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions on Iran, a state sponsor of terror. His exact message to us was: ‘Hold your fire.’ He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: ‘Hell no!’ … we’re going to do no such thing. So today I will announce that I am inviting the Prime Minister of Israel, a great friend of this country, to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. And I am specifically asking him to address Congress on the threats posed by radical Islam and Iran. America and Israel have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again. Let’s send a clear message to the White House – and the world – about our commitment to Israel and our allies.

The invitation for Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers on Feb. 11 comes hours after the President declared in his State of the Union address, he would veto any sanctions legislation.

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 Ace: Boehner Invites Binyamin Netanyahu to Speak To Congress on Iran Nuke Program, After Obama Threatens Veto on Iran Sanctions; White House, Get This, Gets Girlishly Snitty