Congressman Reveals How Obama Admin Is Practically Inviting Ebola To U.S. With This One Action

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Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry saying that he is deeply concerned that the US embassies in the three countries hit hardest by Ebola are still processing visas for non-US nationals.

Royce said that about 100 people apply per day for the visas.

He added: “Of course, once these individuals are issued a visa by the embassy, they are free to travel to the United States.”

Royce recommends suspending these visas allowing travel to the US. He wrote to Kerry:

“I was surprised that the Department of State has not already exercised its authority to suspend consular services, which is standard procedure in countries experiencing a major security disruption. This would be a prudent measure to mitigate the risk of Ebola exposure and contain its spread—a bedrock principal (sic) of health crisis management.”

What do you think? Is Royce right to demand restricting travel  from Ebola-stricken countries to the US?

 

h/t: The Daily Signal

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ISIS Mocks “Uncircumcised Old Geezer” John Kerry For Becoming An “Islamic Jurist”

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ISIS recently mocked John Kerry, whom they called an “uncircumcised old geezer”, for becoming an “Islamic jurist”:

To the extent that Kerry, the uncircumcised old geezer, suddenly became an Islamic jurist, issuing a verdict to the people that the Islamic State was distorting Islam, that what it was doing was against Islamic teachings, and that the Islamic State was an enemy of Islam.

They also mocked Obama for “suddenly became a sheikh, mufti (Islamic scholar that issues verdicts), and an Islamic preacher, warning the people and preaching in defense of Islam” and claiming that the Islamic State has “nothing to do with Islam.” They noted that he had done so six times in the span of a single month.

It is a good question. How are Kerry and Obama suddenly Islamic scholars who claim to know that the true Islam is just, merciful, and compassionate? Is the Islamic State right in its claims that it represents the true Islam, a religion in which the concept of jihad is fundamental to the faith?

h/t: Weasel Zippers

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Obama Was Hoping Nobody Would Say It, But His Own Press Secretary Just Let It Slip

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When President Obama addressed the American people on national TV Wednesday night, he made a point of not saying the United States is at war with Islamic State terrorists. In fact, in announcing the escalation of military action against ISIS/ISIL, Obama avoided the word “war”, instead calling the stepped-up campaign a counterterrorism operation.

As the Washington Times notes, the president was careful to say what his approach to the fight is NOT:

“I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Mr. Obama said. “It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground.”

Plus, the president’s traveling point man helping to assemble an international coalition against ISIS, John Kerry, also says the enhanced effort to stop the terrorists’ onslaught is NOT a war.

And in a series of interviews Thursday, Mr. Kerry avoided using the term “war” several times to describe the intensifying conflict. He said the administration’s strategy to combat the Islamic State consists of “many different things that one doesn’t think of normally in context of war.”

“What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counterterrorism operation.”

So both President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are “let me be perfectly clear” firm — NO WAR.

Enter White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who, according to the Washington Times, acknowledged Friday that the U.S. is engaged in a WAR. In clear contradiction to what both Obama and Kerry previously said, Earnest told reporters at a White House briefing:

“The United States is at war with [the Islamic State] in the same way that we are at war with al Qaeda and its al Qaeda affiliates all around the globe.”

This is the same Josh Earnest who was repeatedly flip and dismissive of a reporter who asked him on Thursday to explain what would constitute a “win” in the war/non-war against the ruthless Islamic State.

Asked to explain the White House’s vision of “victory” in the fight against ISIL, Press Sec. Josh Earnest replied, “I didn’t bring my Webster’s dictionary with me up here.”

“My second question, which is a little bit broader and a little bit hypothetical, but what does that victory look like here? I mean, you’re talking about destroying ISIL, I honestly don’t know what that means. What does it mean?”

“I didn’t bring my Webster’s dictionary with me up here,” Earnest replied, even though the reporter had expressly said his question was “broader” and “hypothetical” – not one requiring an exacting definition.

One has to wonder if Mr. Earnest will be so cute with his boss if called into the Oval Office to explain why he told the press that Obama’s new non-war IS a war.

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WATCH: Kerry Just Claimed The Bible Commands US To Join Muslim Nations For This Liberal Cause

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Given what John Kerry just said, one might reasonably ask a question adapted from an often-repeated liberal argument, “What about the separation of Church and State Department?”

At a special ceremony on Wednesday in Washington, the Secretary of State once again visited a subject he has frequently championed — the need to address global warming and its supposed man-made causes. But this time, Kerry connected a few rather interesting dots.

The Secretary of State pointed to Scripture, claiming it is the United States Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change” to help protect “vulnerable Muslim-majority countries.” Kerry did not, however, cite Bible passages to support his argument that this responsibility “comes from God.”

As one watches the video of what could be characterized as Kerry’s “sermon,” it’s also curious to note that, in referencing “Muslim-majority countries,” the U.S. Secretary of State would seem to suggest that nations can be characterized by their dominant religions. Would he be implying, then, that the United States is a Christian-majority country?

 

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Unbelievable: John Kerry Just Did Something Even More Absurd Than Obama’s Golfing As The World Burns

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While ISIS wages violence on all who aren’t Islamic by killing and beheading, thereby cutting a smooth swath through Christians and all who stand in its way across the Middle East–and Vladimir Putin casually threatens a nuclear strike–John Kerry takes his time to go kiteboarding.

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For the Labor Day holiday, Secretary of State John Kerry spent his time in the air and over water while the Obama administration still doesn’t have a clue as to how to deal with the threat of ISIS, not only in the Middle East, but with their threats on U.S. soil.

H/T Daily Caller

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