Oliver North: Obama Refused to Help Jordan, Egypt With Intelligence on ISIS Targets (Video)

In an appearance on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Monday night, Lt. Col Oliver North (Ret.) claimed that the Egyptian government asked the US for targeting intelligence on ISIS targets in Libya after ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, but the Obama Administration refused the request. North went on to claim that the Regime also refused to give Jordan intelligence on ISIS targets in Syria after their pilot was burned alive in a cage.

Via Gateway Pundit:

“President El Sisi asked for American intelligence targeting intelligence before today’s strikes and didn’t get it. King Abdullah of Jordan asked for Intelligence data on targets to respond to the murder of a Jordanian aircraft pilot. The Kurds are begging for arms and ammo from the United States, not one bullet has been delivered by the United States.”

Via On The Record:

According to the ISIS Study Group, the operation may have been launched without the US government’s knowledge.

This will also be the second time that the Sisi regime has conducted military operations in Libya, the first being the operation that we discussed in late-AUG 14 that used a combination of Egyptian and UAE airpower in addition to the deployment of Egyptian SOF teams. The operation in AUG was done to bolster the forces of Libyan GEN Khalifa Haftar (who we’ve written about extensively on our site), who is the only real moderate in Libya who has the strength to challenge the al-Qaida (AQ/AQIM) and IS presence in the country. More importantly, the operation was launched without the US government’s knowledge. We strongly suspect it remains the case in this latest series of bombings. Furthermore, we assess that Sisi will deploy additional SOF teams in Libya like he did before, although the ground portion will likely be limited to target identification and to coordinate operations with Haftar’s forces (he has his own air assets).

Obama’s hostility to the moderate Muslim leader of Libya GEN Haftar, has reportedly led him to form a stronger alliance with Russia. His refusal to help Jordan adequately has led King Abdullah to strengthen his relationships with GEN Sisi and Israel’s Bibi Netanhayhu.

It wouldn’t surprise me if al Sisi got intelligence help from the Israelis.

Debka is in fact reporting that the Egyptian Army and IDF are now fighting the Islamists together.

For the first time Israel joins an Arab power fighting ISIS terror – from Libya to Sinai and Suez.
More from the ISIS Study Group: 

The reason IS has been allowed to expand throughout North Africa and the Middle East is directly tied to the foreign policy failures of the Obama administration when it decided to support known jihadist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and other like-minded entities during the Arab Spring. The EU is just as guilty, perhaps more so with their flaccid policies in targeting jihadists operating within their own borders. One word sums up the Obama foreign policy: Schizophrenic. The administration contradicts itself two or three times in a single day everyday. A case in point is all the talk about the need to support the moderate Muslims in the Middle East. Well, GEN Haftar, GEN Sisi and King Abdullah are all moderate Muslims who are taking the fight to IS – but the US government is either not doing enough or in some cases doing nothing at all. If anything, the Obama administration has been quite antagonistic towards both Haftar and Sisi, which is why we’re seeing Egypt moving closer to Russia and launching their own unilateral operations. Jordan is the only one of the three to receive support, but its the bare-minimum. This has prompted King Abdullah to strengthen relationships with GEN Sisi and Israel’s Bibi Netanhayhu. Perhaps the most important thing about all this is the fact that we have a moderate Muslim in GEN Sisi who launched this latest military operation to avenge the deaths of 21 Egyptians who were Coptic Christians and not Muslims. Sisi had previously told imams in Egypt they needed to change their rhetoric that Islam destroyed by the Islamic State. (President al-Sisi’s speech:http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/189700#.VOJmIi78OyE)Think about that for a minute. This is a man that the Obama administration should be maintaining a strong relationship. Instead, the relationship with Egypt has soured considerably over the decision to support the wrong people. This fight needs more people like GEN Sisi, GEN Haftar, King Abdullah. The leaders in the US and Europe need to strongly back these leaders and quickly with the logistics and other requirements they need. These men are not asking for US combat troops, they are asking for logistics, weapons, intelligence support and similar assistance. The longer delays in supporting these leaders the more difficult it will be to combat this problem. Delaying action will ultimately allow an even more dangerous enemy to grow dragging the entire world into the conflict on an epic scale. The Islamic State has already grown exponentially from delays in action from the lack of American leadership.

UPDATE: 

Praying this isn’t true….

Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Libyan Terrorists Take Dozens of Egyptians Hostage as Revenge for Airstrikes:

The Libya Herald reported:

There are reports that at least 35 Egyptians have been kidnapped in what appears to be a round-up at various locations in areas controlled by Ansar Al-Sharia and IS.

The Libya Herald has been told that starting this morning, in the wake of the attack on Derna by warplanes from Egypt, Egyptian nationals, many of them it seems farm workers, have been picked up by gunmen. The first reports were that seven men had been seized, but by mid-afternoon, it was being said that at least 35 had been reported missing.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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.

SEE ALSO:

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.

 

 

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.

SEE ALSO:

 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

 

 

Ralph Peters: Obama Would Have “Easier Time Dealing With GWOT If Terrorists Were Southern Baptists or Israeli Jews”

That Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has been on quite a tear lately. And he must be good for ratings, because he’s been on Fox every day this week.

On Hannity, Wednesday night, the host wanted to talk about the apparent snubs by French President Hollande toward Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, which Peters felt was bad judgement but could be explained by France’s geopolitical interests.

“What I find inexplicable is President Obama and his cabinet’s refusal to go – to participate – the apparent order to even Eric Holder not to show up even though he was in Paris,” Peters said, repeating a suggestion he made earlier this week, that cabinet members were ordered not to go.

Sean pressed Peters to explain what possible reason Obama had to behave this way.

“I think it goes back to Obama’s insistence that there’s no such thing as Islamist terror,” Peters declared. “And Obama — once he makes up his mind about something — I suspect he made up his mind about Islam 30-40 years ago — you can’t move him. He can’t learn from new facts. And even though it’s six years into his office, he’s seen the proliferation of Islamist terror, literally around the world, he’s still clinging to this idea that Islam is somehow benign.”

He added, “You’ve got to look at the background of the man – in Indonesia, his nutcase left-wing mom, all his years in Chicago and elsewhere in the company of leftists… And I do believe …that the president romanticizes Islam, and he really sees the religion of Islam as oppressed while he sees Christianity and Judaism as the oppressors. I sincerely believe this president would have an easier time dealing with a war on terror if the terrorists were Southern Baptists or Israeli Jews.”

SEE ALSO:

NRO: Krauthammer’s Take: Islamic Terrorism Is Not on the Run, It’s Out in the Open

On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the Obama administration’s distinction between “core al-Qaeda” and various groups of Islamic terrorists around the world has become functionally meaningless.

“What you’ve got is a competition between, on the one hand, ISIS, on the other hand, core al Qaeda with its core and its affiliates, and the fact that we focus on one or the other is beside the point,” Krauthammer said. “What’s new is the geography of this terrorism. Each of these now is developing its own sovereign territory.”

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris

Over the objections of the Egyptian government, the administration invited top officials of the then-banned Muslim Brotherhood to Obama’s Cairo speech — notwithstanding that the Brotherhood is rabidly anti-American and had just been proved in an American criminal trial (the Holy Land Foundation case) to be the driving force behind a multimillion-dollar Hamas-support conspiracy. After the Egyptian government fell, Secretary Clinton exerted pressure on the generals then in control to cede power to the elected Brotherhood government, which had vowed to implement a sharia constitution. When the generals agreed to step aside, and the Islamists predictably released terrorist suspects, stepped up the persecution of non-Muslims, and engineered adoption of a sharia constitution, the Obama administration continued to support it with lavish financial and military aid — aid it threatened to cut off only after the Egyptian armed forces, with broad public support, ousted the Brotherhood from power.

Obama is so preternaturally averse to acknowledging jihadist terrorism that he absurdly rebranded the War on Terror as “Overseas Contingency Operations.” His administration refused to acknowledge that the Fort Hood Massacre, in which a brazen jihadist mass-murdered thirteen American soldiers, was jihadist terrorism, insisting, instead, on the ludicrous label of “workplace violence” — belittling the heroism and ultimate sacrifice of those who were about to deploy to battle terrorists in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, when Afghan Muslims rioted and murdered over the accidental destruction of Korans, Obama . . . apologized to Afghanistan.

The president and his underlings purged information about Islamic supremacism and its instigation of terrorism from materials used to train intelligence, military, and law-enforcement personnel. Instructors who lectured on these materials were terminated, as were others who refused to conform to the administration’s delusional, counter-historical, counter-commonsense smiley-face jihad.

Consistent with the administration’s undermining of the First Amendment in the Istanbul process, the Justice Department refused to rule out proposals to criminalize speech unflattering to Islam. In congressional testimony, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to utter the words “radical Islam,” much less to concede the nexus between Islamic-supremacist doctrine and terrorist attacks by Muslims. Even this weekend, after the jihad mass murders in Paris made it politically impossible to resist the word “terrorism” and the discussion of Islam’s connection to it, Holderrejected the phrase “radical Islam” –  blathering, instead, about how terrorists “use a corrupted version of Islam” to rationalize their attacks (while conveniently omitting mention of the authoritative scriptures and mainstream sharia jurists endorsing jihadist terror).

 Gateway Pundit: ONE WEEK AFTER PARIS TERROR ATTACKS – Obama Releases Five More Gitmo Detainees

One week after the Paris terrorist attacks Barack Obama has decided to release five more Yemeni Guantanamo terrorists.

Al Qaeda in Yemen took credit for the Paris attacks in a video released Wednesday.

The terrorists will go to Oman and Estonia.

He is relentlessly evil.