Ralph Peters: “Obama’s Crawling Away From the Middle East Like a Crippled Hamster”

Ralph Peters had some choice words for the president in reaction to his surreal 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday.

In case you missed it, Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft that Putin’s incursions into Syria are a sign of weakness – not a sign of leadership.

Obama boasted that real leadership is pushing for a climate change treaty and brokering a nuke deal with Iran (that has already been violated.)

“He’s chasing unicorns,” Peters said. “The president refuses to understand Putin.” He added that Obama also doesn’t understand the Russians, warfare, and the Islamic State. “He lives in this little bubble of unreality,” he declared.

Peters took issue with Fox News foreign policy analyst KT McFarlane’s contention that Obama was “walking away from the Middle East.”

“Obama is crawling away from the Middle East like a …crippled hamster,” he corrected.

An aside: Here’s some interesting dish from former intel officer John Schindler on Twitter:


Dumbest Article You Will Read Today

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a mind-bogglingly stupid and vapid piece by a law professor at Georgetown University, former counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy from 2009 to 2011 and former senior advisor at the U.S. State Department.

Presenting…Rosa Brooks: Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?

Yes ma’am it’s sappy all right. And stupid. And dangerous.

The idea that posting images of gays celebrating will somehow warm the cockles of the terrorists’ hearts, rather than further inflame them, is completely batshit.

Islamic Jihadists aren’t Americans. They aren’t sexual libertines.  They don’t “go along to get along.”

They become even more determined to annihilate you.

Behead you, shoot you, crucify you, push you off the top of a building, hang you from a crane – etc.

As Robert Spencer noted at PJ Media:

It is much, much more likely — or certain — that the Islamic State sees the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage as evidence of the United States’ decadence and societal decay, and that this will serve to embolden and encourage them.

There is another glaring fallacy in her “analysis”: if the Nazis and Soviets and KKK and Pol Pot and Rwandan génocidaires ever really learned that “brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long,” they didn’t learn it in the manner Brooks seems to think they did.

It is hard to tell how, exactly, she thinks they learned this. By viewing photos of loving couples of any persuasion? Did a photo of an embracing couple move Adolf Hitler to call his genocidal armies back home and close the extermination camps?

Does the name “Rosa Brooks” ring a bell?

It did for me, so I did a word search on my blog, and found that in April of 2009 I created a new acronym just for her.

OMGWSS=Oh my God, we’re so screwed.

Today’s OMGWSS – Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration’s new adviser to Michelle Flournoy, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, “a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon”.   Read this and weep:

In 2007, she labeled al-Qaida as “little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull.

Also that year, she called the surge in Iraq a “feckless plan” that is “too little too late” with “no realistic likelihood that it will lead to an enduring solution in Iraq.” The surge was widely credited with helping to stabilize Iraq.

Brooks wrote Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney “should be treated like psychotics who need treatment. … Impeachment’s not the solution to psychosis, no matter how flagrant.”

She also penned a column about Bush entitled “Our torturer-in-chief” in which she inferred attacks against the U.S. were a result of torture policies.

“Today, the chickens are coming home to roost,” she fumed, but “the word ‘accountability’ isn’t in the White House dictionary.”

Good lord…did she go to Obama’s  church, too?

This is the sort of left-wing moonbattery that has been running Obama’s foreign policy for six and a half years.

I fully expect the State Department to issue some #LoveWins tweets to the Islamic State. (If they haven’t already.)

Not only are we screwed – the whole world is screwed as a result of the Obama administration’s unrealistic, Utopian nonsense.



Charleston Shooter’s Friends Knew Stuff and Didn’t Tell Anybody

Two of the Charleston shooter’s friends gave interviews today sharing information that suggested they could have prevented Wednesday night’s massacre if only they had told authorities what they knew.

Justin Meek, a friend of Dylann Storm Roof, told Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that his friend had taken his gun back from his mother a couple of weeks ago. Dylann had gotten the gun in April – a gift from his dad for his 21st birthday – even though he would have failed a background check if he had tried to buy a gun for himself.

Roof was charged with felony possession in February, 2015:

According to South Carolina court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, Roof, 21, was arrested in Lexington County on felony charges of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and LSD on February 28, 2015.


Two months after he’s charged with a felony his father buys him a gun?

According to Meek, Dylann’s mom had confiscated the gun because she didn’t trust him with it.

Also – there was the small matter of giving a gun the someone who is ineligible to own one -which is considered a “straw purchase” and a felony.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Another friend had information that was even more alarming. According to Dalton Tyler, Dylann had been “planning something like that for six months” because he wanted “to start a civil war.” Um?

Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.

Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

That is not the kind of thing you keep to yourself.

Tyler apparently didn’t know that Dylann had stolen the gun back from his mother. He told ABC that “Roof’s parents didn’t allow him to take that .45 home with him until just this past week.”


IJ Review: The Only Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo Will Bring You To Tears

McKinney Mom Flees Town To Escape Harassment, Hires Gloria Allred, Tells Story

Tracey Carver is the blond white woman seen in a viral video trying to break up a fight at the McKinney pool party that ended up in a near riot.

The cop who was seen on video subduing the 15 year old black girl has already quit his job and fled town. His life is ruined. Witnesses who took the side of the police have experienced harassment and intimidation  since the incident happened.

Carver, who has been accused of racism, has also seen vile and virulent harassment and death threats – – and has been forced to flee town. She has hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred (!) to help her regain her reputation.

Welcome to ObamaMerica – where an end of the school-year pool party can turn into a horrific, life-changing nightmare for normal, middle class people who thought they were just in for a fun afternoon with their kids..

In a statement forwarded to The Dallas Morning News, Carver said that she was trying to defuse a fight between her friend and a young woman who pulled the friend’s hair. The McKinney woman noted she had to relocate to California because of threats against her and her family.

Tatyana Rhodes, a black 19-year-old woman, had told a photojournalist that another woman, who is white, told her to return to her public housing before slapping her in the face. Rhodes said she, her mother and sister live in the Craig Ranch subdivision and hosted the party there.

Correction: Rhodes hosted a competing party in the park next to the pool that she had advertised on social media as a pool party even though she wasn’t authorized to have a pool party – especially one with up to 200 non-residents at the pool (or even in the park.)

Rhodes claimed on Youtube that the white woman “was saying things such as, ‘black F-er,’ and ‘That’s why you live in Section 8 homes.’”

Her white friend Grace Stone has been active on Twitter and MSNBC corroborating this side of the story. (Neither of the two seem particularly bright, or compelling or believable.) Her father, who I’ve seen in a couple of interviews backing up his daughter,  doesn’t explain why his 14 year old daughter was allowed to be at an unauthorized, out of control party at a subdivision she doesn’t live in.

It’s bad enough that these teens thought that it was okay to break rules and disturb the peace. What’s up with their adult enablers?

You want to hear what really happened at the McKinney pool party? Here’s Tracy Carver and her counsel, Gloria Allred (!) and a black friend who’s considered part of her family, to explain.

O’Reilly Gets It Right: Baltimore Rioting Is Leading To Madness (Video)

Sounds like Bill O’Reilly and Nice Deb are simpatico when it comes to the excuse-making and rationalizations we’re hearing from the left on the Baltimore riots. Frankly, I could not be more disgusted and mortified by what’s been going on. By claiming that blacks are oppressed by “the man” i.e – the system – they end up supporting mass violence as a remedy. The left loves to tear things down. It seems to be the only thing they do well.

Here’s Bill O, tonight – and he’s going to get a lot of flack from the Social Justice rage mobs because this is so profoundly un-PC:

“The truth is – we don’t know what happened to Mr. Gray. The same way we did not know what happened in Ferguson, MO,” O’Reilly said, going on to make the point that it is irresponsible for people to make judgments about what happened before all the facts are known.

“The litany of excuse-making is excruciating. The rioters are angry because America’s a country of mass incarceration. People who burn down buildings and loot are just misdirected folks who feel hopeless. And if you feel hopeless, it’s okay to riot. You see – it’s really not the fault of those who commit crimes. It’s the fault of America because we don’t provide jobs for everyone. Instead of pinpointing the real problem, and trying to solve it, you get crazy theories that attempt to provide justification for Americans hurting other Americans. If you can’t make big money – go ahead and sell heroin. No problem!

Here’s the truth. How could anyone provide a job that pays adecent salary to someone who can’t read or write? To someone who can’t speak basic English? To someone who has tattoos all over their body – who’s defiant, disrespectful – doesn’t even want to work because they have a sense of entitlement that says they’re victims and YOU owe me. Does that sound like a good job-seeking resume to you? And don’t tell me those folks don’t exist. They’re legion.

So these politicians – out on the street trying to justify rioting by saying that we don’t provide jobs – are dishonest in the extreme. If you get educated and are willing to work hard – you can get a job. It may not be the best paying job at first, but you work your way up!”

O’Reilly then named names of some of the worst offenders of the week. It was a good rant and a necessary rant:

You know O’Reilly hit the mark as Media Mutters already has a post up denouncing him.


Newsmax: Scant Details From Gray Death Probe Disappoint Protesters:

The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday when police revealed nothing about the internal investigation they turned over to the state’s attorney’s office.

Nearly two weeks after Gray’s death, the public still doesn’t know much more than it did on Day One. The central question — what caused his fatal spinal cord injury — remains a mystery.

“The transparency is just not there,” the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon said after Police Commissioner Anthony Batts refused to answer any questions Thursday.

Batts said his department’s report was delivered a day ahead of time to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and that from now on, any questions should go to her.

Mosby also declined to talk, issuing a statement Thursday asking “for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.”

With rumors flying about how Gray’s spine was “80 percent severed,” as his family’s lawyer Billy Murphy put it, police did release a new piece of information Thursday, but it served mostly to raise more questions about how truthful the six suspended officers have been with investigators.



Rush Limbaugh Names And Shames Perps In Wisconsin John Doe Scandal (Audio)

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For the second day in a row, an incensed Rush Limbaugh spent a significant portion of his show covering National Review’s bombshell report by David French detailing the state sponsored home invasions (or swattings as Patterico  called them) that were perpetrated against private citizens by a hyper political District Attorney, a rubber-stamping judge and an all too compliant police force in Wisconsin in the Fall of *2013.

As Rush noted, “truly outrageous things”  went on in the state of Wisconsin that was happening “at the same time as — and as part of — the effort to destroy Scott Walker.”

An effort was made “to destroy anybody and everybody who supported him and vote for him or donated money to him.”

“This effort was conducted by law enforcement!” Rush exclaimed.

The innocent in Wisconsin were guilty because they were conservative. The left in Wisconsin was losing everything. They were losing their union domination and control. Scott Walker was decimating all the systems they had put in place.

They literally lashed out in panic, anger, and you name it to punish people who had voted for Walker, who had raised money for him, who they thought had voted for him. It was the kind of thing that Vladimir Putin does and we all laugh about because that’s what we expect in a tyrannical dictatorship like the Soviet Union or Russia. We find out that it can happen here and has happened here, and there was no mechanism to stop it. The prosecutor’s name is Chisholm, John Chisholm, and I hope his name is never forgotten. .


The judge, without whom this case could not have happened, is Barbara Kluka, K-l-u-k-a, and I’ll tell you what she did.


She came along in the second John Doe investigation, and she approved every petition, every subpoena, every search warrant in the whole case in less than one day’s work. She enabled law enforcement to raid these innocent citizens’ homes. She’s since recused herself from this, but not before she enabled all of this to happen in the second phase of the John Doe 2 case here.

In the second John Doe case, the DA, John Chisholm, had no real evidence of wrongdoing by anybody. It didn’t stop him. Conservative groups were active in issue advocacy, which is protected by the First Amendment. It didn’t violate any campaign finance laws. Issue advocacy is politics 101. These people were targeted because they’re conservatives and liberals. As I say, what happened here in not only the treatment Scott Walker got, but everybody else, this is liberalism run amok without any checks, without any opposition, without anybody pushing back, and in its own way California is the same example.

Despite the fact that there were no violations of the law in any away, the DA, Chisholm, convinced “prosecutors in four other counties to launch their own John Does, with Judge Kluka overseeing all of them. Empowered by a rubber-stamp judge, partisan investigators ran amok. They subpoenaed and obtained (without the conservative targets’ knowledge) massive amounts of electronic data, including virtually all the targets’ personal e-mails and other electronic messages from outside e-mail vendors and communications companies. The investigations exploded into the open with a coordinated series of raids on October 3, 2013. These were home invasions,” including the ones that I have detailed previously in this half hour.

This entire affair does indeed rise to the level of scandal – and there are state officials  –  Chisholm and Kluka for starters – who should be disbarred and prosecuted for what they did.

(As a conservative, I am for naming and shaming evildoers. But not harassing or threatening them. That is the left’s purview. I hope the attention that this story has garnered on the right does not lead to anything like what conservatives – including Scott Walker himself – suffered at the hands of these left-wing totalitarian freaks. If they do not face justice in this world – they will face it in the next.)


PJ Tatler: The Rise of Political Persecution in the Age of Obama

Glenn Reynolds, USA Today: Wisconsin’s dirty prosecutors pull a Putin: Abusing law enforcement powers to punish political opponents is a crime.

Hat tip: Instapundit

*An earlier version on this post contained a typo that has since been corrected.