What Was Just Disclosed About This Apalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America


The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin.

When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings.

The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the activities of the Islamic State and their relentless spread of terror for well over a year.

U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.

The private assessments, which were confirmed to The Washington Times on Monday, conflict with Mr. Obama’s claim on national television over the weekend that America’s spies had underestimated the rise and capabilities of the Islamic State and had overestimated the Iraqi military’s ability and will to fight the group.

And a new study offers a reason for Obama’s lack of awareness about the emergence of ISIS — he wasn’t paying attention…he was disinterested and detached. President Obama, says this damning report, has skipped over half his daily intelligence briefings.

Via breitbart.com:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

In a revealing analysis on americanthinker.com, Thomas Lifson argues that Obama’s apparent attempt to shift blame from his own inaction to the inadequacies of his intelligence experts will backfire and be a “disaster” for his presidency.

Obama has now handed his political opponents a big issue. He has failed in his duty to protect America.

Once the impression is created that Obama is irresponsible in his duty to protect us, it will be very hard indeed for him to escape a degree of scorn, particularly if the threat from ISIS and domestic terrorists (including lone wolves who may not be done with beheadings) continues to produce dramatic images.

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Will Obama Say The Oklahoma Muslim Beheader Is NOT A Muslim, Too?


A woman was just beheaded in Oklahoma, according to Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis. The evil act occurred at the workplace at Vaughan Foods, a food processing plant. The suspect was a former worker at the plant who had previously tried to convert several of his fellow workers to Islam.

Vaughn Foods owner Mark Vaughan, who just so happened to be a reserve deputy sheriff, shot and wounded the knife-wielding man after he saw the man stabbing another employee, in an act that likely saved more lives in his act of heroism.

So, here we have two clear cut political issues at hand here: a Muslim man beheading a non-Muslim woman, and a pro-gun business owner exercising his 2nd Amendment Constitutional Right to carry a weapon to protect his employees and his property.

Surely you would think that even Barack Obama would have to admit that in this case, the gun packing capitalist did the right thing in shooting the Muslim attacker.

Don’t hold your breath. Instead, we can likely expect Obama to say something like this:

“Guns don’t save lives. Adding violence to violence is not the solution. It only compounds the problem. Oh, hold on one second, what’s that General? You’re not sure if this is a terrorist training site or an aspirin factory? Uh, hum, a huh, well do you have a clear shot? Ok, then, take it…Sorry, where were we now, oh, violence. I know there are some people who would view a beheading, on American soil no less, as a violent act. Well, I can understand how some people might view it that way. And there are those who are quick to label the suspect as a Muslim. But I can assure you he is no Muslim because no religion condones the killing of innocents.”

If Obama were to make such a statement, it would be consistent with his prior statements about how the Islamic State is not Islamic. So how do you ever win with a guy like this. How do you ever get the truth out of him. And he’s running the United States of America?

Since Obama is not going to do it, will someone please step up to the plate and totally condemn Islamic beheadings as the evil, premeditated, cold-blooded murders they are? Obama won’t even label them as Muslim hate crimes. On the contrary, with current nondiscrimination laws on the books, if someone dares to criticize Islam over the unthinkable act we just witnessed on American soil, that criticism itself could be considered a hate crime.

So what kind of message are we sending? We are saying to Muslims worldwide: “Come on in to the United States where you can murder with impunity and never be accused of doing it because you are Muslim.”

I hope every red-blooded American citizen will forward a link of this video to your friends and elected leaders to encourage them to find the courage to call evil what it is: evil. And to denounce Islamic Murder for what it is: Islamic Murder. And to ban Islam from American soil–for it isn’t a rogue version of Islam that is causing Muslims to murder. It is the core teachings of Muhammad in the Islamic Koran and Hadith (huh-DEETH) that command all Muslims to kill or convert all non-Muslims until there is peace on earth, with no one left except Muslims. In fact, there are more than 100 verses in the Quran that command Muslims to go to war against nonbelievers in order to usher in Islamic rule.

And that, my friends, is the goal: only Muslims left on earth. That is the Muslim meaning of a religion of peace. But I defy you to try to get Barack Hussein Obama to ever admit that such clear-cut Islamic teachings of Islam are evil. Don’t hold your breath. Instead, you are more likely to hear Obama repeat what he has said over and over again–that there is no greater sound in the world than the Azan, the Muslim call to prayer.

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What This Leading Liberal Website Just Said About Obama Could Send Dems Into A Midterms Panic

Obama 60 Minutes

To hear President Obama Sunday Night on “60 Minutes” talking about the rise of ISIS, you’d think the radical group of Islamists pretty much came out of nowhere — that its formidable emergence onto the terror scene was a real surprise.

In fact, in the “60 Minutes” interview with Steve Kroft, Obama threw his intelligence experts under the bus, saying they were seriously caught off guard by the sudden threat posed by the Islamic State.

However, Obama’s characterization of the ISIS threat simply isn’t true, according to a report on one of the leading liberal websites — a site that regularly and reliably supports and defends Obama — The Daily Beast.

On “60 Minutes,” the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS. There’s one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group.

Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.

To back up its charge that Obama’s claim that U.S. intelligence failed to recognize the ISIS threat, The Daily Beast report quoted an intelligence source whose reaction could be described as “colorful.”

Reached by The Daily Beast after Obama’s interview aired, one former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq was flabbergasted. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” the former official said.

Considering how The Daily Beast is so often and so firmly in the liberal camp, it’s rather remarkable to see the detail with which its report lays out the case that Obama was either not paying attention to intelligence reports on ISIS or is now being untruthful.

Still, other senior intelligence officials have been warning about ISIS for months. In prepared testimony before the annual House and Senate intelligence committees’ threat hearings in January and February, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the recently departed director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the group would likely make a grab for land before the end of the year. ISIS “probably will attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014.”

In an extensive opinion piece on foxnews.com earlier this month, author Richard Grenell also observed that Obama has either downplayed the threat of Islamic terrorism or expressed surprise and dismay when it rears its ugly head.

From the moments Obama took office, he has downplayed the threats from radical Islamists. In order to get re-elected, Obama told us Al Qaeda was on the run and all but defeated. But how did he manage to downplay the threat posed by ISIS, even as a broad, bipartisan consensus formed against the group as the biggest threat to American interests since 9/11?

Barely having mentioned the group throughout 2011-13, Obama finally broke his silence in January 2014 to David Remnick of the New Yorker by referring to ISIS as a Bush league joke of a non-threat: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”

Obama critics have long argued that the president is much more concerned with golf outings and fundraising than he is with national security. Obama’s “60 Minutes” charade would seem to support that concern. And might well also lead to concern by Democrats already worried that the president is perceived by voters as grossly out of touch.


Image Credit: CBS “60 Minutes”

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Watch: The Israeli PM Just Gave An Epic Speech Against Radical Islam That Rocked The UN

PM Netanyahu

Talk about “audacity.” Talk about fundamentally changing the game. Redirecting the conversation about terrorism. Speaking the kind of unabashed, unvarnished truth that most world leaders wouldn’t dare to utter. Talk about what will have the world talking.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — true to the character of a man unafraid of how his words might be turned against him — has given what’s being called a “landmark” address to the United Nations General Assembly.

In New York on Monday, Netanyahu issued a clear condemnation of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). In the very building that houses the UN organization — to the very body that promotes its work — Netanyahu called the Council an “oxymoron”. Essentially, he charged it with enabling terrorism.

“The UNHRC is an oxymoron, but I’ll use it just the same,” he said. “Its policies are an extension of the oldest prejudice in the world. It’s a function of diseased minds: it’s called anti-Semitism, which is spreading in polite society, which is being legitimized as a form of criticism against Israel.”

In hard-hitting remarks that can only be described as “stunning”, Netanyahu said that ISIS and Hamas are “branches of the same poisonous tree.” Via israelnationalnews.com:

“Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas,” he declared. “And what they share is what all Islamism shares: [. . .] they all have the same ideology, they all seek to establish a global militant Islam – where there is no freedom.”

“To them, anyone can be considered an infidel, including fellow Muslims.”

Even as Netanyahu’s speech was underway at the UN, Stanley Kurtz flash-posted at nationalreview.com his admiration for the Prime Minister’s candor and willingness to tell it like it is in an age when so many tiptoe around issues involving terrorism:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. He is also telling the truth about militant Islam, Iran, Hamas, and the United Nations’ own Human Rights Council in a way that few others can or will.

Everything that President Obama refuses to say about militant Islam is being boldly laid out by Netanyahu right now. I get impatient sometimes with our need for video. But Netanyahu’s speech today will live on, and deserves to be seen directly.

In sharp contrast with the tone and content of anti-Islamist speeches by Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu took dead aim at radical Islam and cut loose with both barrels. Via CBS News New York:

“The Middle East is in chaos,” Netanyahu said. “States are disintegrating. And militant Islamists are filling the void. Israel cannot have territories from which it withdraws, taken over by Islamic militants yet again as happened in Gaza and Lebanon.

That would place the likes of ISIS within mortar range — a few miles of 80 percent of our population. Now think about that: The distance between the 1967 lines and the suburbs of Tel Aviv is like the distance between the UN building here and Times Square.”


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Watch: Obama Just Blamed Others For One Of The Biggest Disasters Of His Presidency


Barack Obama has long been criticized for weighing in on an issue without fully understanding it. In 2009, for instance, he asserted that police “acted stupidly” in arresting a Harvard professor, a remark followed by his subsequent entanglement in heated cultural narratives including the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown.

Throughout the year, however, his commentary on the burgeoning threat of the terrorist group known as Islamic State has proven to be exceptionally misguided. At the time, he called the network, also referred to as ISIS, a “JV team” undeserving of strong military opposition.

As the months have progressed, ISIS terrorists have claimed credit for countless deaths in Iraq and Syria, including at least two Americans. The scourge has continued to spread around the world, with reports of attacks and planned attacks in western nations.

During a recent 60 Minutes interview, Obama acknowledged that his administration underestimated the threat this organization poses, blaming intelligence experts for the lapse in communication.

“Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” he said.

Even interviewer Steve Kroft, perceived by many viewers to be sympathetic to Obama, bristled at the assertion. He noted that Clapper additionally confirmed “we overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the Iraqi army, to fight.”

Those within the intelligence community, however, reacted even more abruptly. According to the Daily Beast, a former official with intimate knowledge of the situation in Iraq and Syria said Obama was presented with timely information throughout the network’s rise. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bulls—tting,” the source said.


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