Obama Assisting al-Qaeda In Saudi Arabia’s War Against Shia Islam

President Barack Obama still continues to assist Islamic Sunni fighters including al-Qaeda, and the Republicans in Congress still support him. When does this stupidity end?

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, under the direction of President Obama, air strikes were conducted by Air Force and Navy attack aircraft in support of al-Qaeda.

U.S.-led coalition airplanes carried out four airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIL) in the town of Suran in the Aleppo province during a battle between the Islamic State and the Islamist coalition led by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra.

The Islamic State had seized control of Suran the prior week and has since been fighting an alliance of Islamist rebels, including Al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham movement in the surrounding area.

The previous month, Obama ordered air strikes against both Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham. The last Obama-ordered strike against the al-Qaeda affiliate was on May 20th, near Aleppo
province in Syria, in which 15 Al-Nusra fighters were killed.

In May, our tax dollars were used to bomb al-Nusra; and in June, our tax dollars were used to bomb the Islamic State and help al-Nusra take a town. All of the fighters involved are Sunni.

Summing up in a paragraph: Three to four years ago, the United States helped to arm the al-Qaeda offshoot which became the Islamic State (ISIL) with the idea that it was more “moderate” than Jabhat al-Nusra–which is part of al-Qaeda. Then the United States armed Sunni fighters such as the Hazzm Movement, associated with the Free Syrian Army, to fight al-Nusra and the Islamic State. But the Hazzm Brigade joined with al-Nusra in January 2015. Obama then ordered the bombing of al-Nusra along with the Hazzm Brigade, which we had armed and trained. Then this month, we bombed the ISIL during a battle to help al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, including the Hazzm Brigade.

If you understand the paragraph above, congratulations–because I wrote it, and I don’t even understand it. No one can understand the so-called strategy of President Barack Obama in Syria. What is even more mind-boggling is that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want President Obama to do more of whatever it is he is doing.

President Obama and a majority of Republican Senators want to somehow defeat the secular government of Syria dominated by Shiites and disband that nation’s army, just as was done in Iraq. At the same time, they want to defeat the Islamic State, as well as all al-Qaeda-associated groups including al-Nusra. After all these groups are defeated, including the ones we armed and trained in the past, the final goal is to establish a “democracy” in Syria. That really worked well for us in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, didn’t it?

What is the result of the plans advocated by Barack Obama, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham? Their plans are destroying the churches founded by the Apostles including Peter, Paul, and John. Hundreds of thousands of Christians driven from their homes. Thousands of Christian men murdered. Thousands of Christian women and young girls forced into Islamic marriages. Married Christian women having been used as sex slaves passed from one Sunni fighter to the next. That, and millions of both Christian and Muslim refugees starving in UN camps.

Reality check: The Islamic fighters whom we are arming, training, and paying a monthly salary hate every aspect of America’s secular society.

Yet, President Obama and his pals in the Senate, such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have the absurd belief that Sunni Muslim fighters they arm and train are actually going to carry out the will of a gay-loving, dope-smoking, alcohol-consuming, over-eating, feminist-dominated secular nation such as the United States, which they view as the great Satan!

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Wrong Flag, Wrong Issues Evidence Christian Hypocrisy In Charleston

In no way am I disregarding, demeaning, or belittling the death of the nine people murdered in a church in Charleston, S.C. Their lives are not insignificant. And grief, sorrow, anger, and desire for justice are all right and healthy responses. But the response to these murders makes obvious two alarming realities about American Christians.

It’s astounding and disturbing to observe selective displays of public grief and prayer in America. What does it take to be publicly mourned by Christians—to be shot in church?

When and where was Christian “solidarity” displayed over Memorial Day weekend after 56 people were shot in Chicago, of whom 12 died including a 4-year-old girl and three teenagers? Where was the public display of Christian prayer and hand-wringing after 23 people in New York City and 28 in Baltimore were shot, including 9 killed, over the same weekend?

The concern many express is that such public displays of “solidarity” for the 9 killed in a church comes across as Pharisaical no matter how well-intentioned such prayers may be. The Pharisees loved to pray publicly but did little to nothing to recognize their direct responsibility for others’ suffering, most of which was preventable.

For everyone who travels to Charleston to pray, drive north a few hours to visit Holy Islamville. South Carolina and New York are the only two states that boast Shari’a compliant towns.

For politicians and concerned citizens, the flag that Nikki Haley and every liberal and conservative American should be most concerned about is not red, white, and blue; it’s black. Yet most South Carolinians claim complete ignorance of the reality that Shari’a law freely exists in their state (at least Rep. Chip Limehouse is trying to outlaw it), which causes far greater suffering than the murder of nine people.

Google these three pastors to understand what Shari’a law means for Saeed Abedini in Iran, Umar Mulinde in Uganda, and James McConnell in Northern Ireland. These men are just a few to “pray for,” have moments of silence for, and march in unison for, and then forget about when it’s time to dash off to little league or quote German pastor Dietrich Bonheoffer in Sunday School.

Earth to Nikki Haley and South Carolinians: murder isn’t caused by the Confederate flag or by street signs. But in the name of Allah, the Qur’an requires everyone who rejects Shari’a law to be murdered. Why the silence about a Shari’a compliant town existing in South Carolina?

The foremost problem in America is the willful ignorance and apathy of American Christians who refuse to acknowledge that the blood of millions of Christians—worldwide—is on their hands. Christians willfully ignore the reality that the politicians they vote for and continue to support—including Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and many others (even Common Core supporter Jeb Bush) are “besties” with Qatar Islamists deliberately funding and killing Christians.

Lindsey Graham’s financial connection to Qatar is no secret. Nor is his advocacy to fund and train “moderate rebels” who deliberately behead Christians (as Muhammad did) and kidnap and sell girls under nine years old at sex slave bazaars. It’s public knowledge that the American government orchestrated and has funded Iran’s nuclear weapons program since 1953; yet Christians remain silent about the politicians they endorse who continue to violate Article III of the U.S. Constitution.

Christians continue to endorse politicians who have sent $12 billion to Iran over the last few months, and 75 percent of foreign aid goes to countries that commit genocide against Jews and Christians and violate women’s and girls’ human rights.

There is nothing wrong with prayer. But the sacrilegious publicly pray, wringing their hands, selectively grieving over a few deaths when they claim ignorance about the millions of deaths and incalculable human suffering for which they are directly responsible. Do Christians seriously believe traveling to Washington, D.C. to eat Eggs Benedict at national prayer breakfasts or publicly praying in Charleston, S.C., will free imprisoned American Christians and U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati (whom the Iranian government continues to torture)?

American Christians can idealize and quote Bonhoeffer all they want. But doing so while blaming the wrong flag, claiming ignorance about Islamville, and praying publicly about the murder of nine people only evidences willful hypocrisy.

The Germans of Goth and Ohrduf made the same excuses. And as he did in 1944, General George Patton would undoubtedly publicly vomit today for the same reasons. Christians, more than anyone else, are without excuse for the atrocities they fund, then deny, and then do nothing about.

Patton didn’t just fold his hands and close his eyes to appeal to heaven in the face of violence and blatant injustice. He didn’t focus on the wrong flag or street signs. Patton got up off of his knees, opened his eyes, and fought to liberate the oppressed.

This column was originally published in Townhall.

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Here’s What Franklin Graham Just Said America Needs To Do With The Confederate Flag

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has called for its removal from the Capitol grounds. U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, the latter a 2016 presidential contender, have joined in saying the Confederate flag should no longer be flown at the State House. Other 2016 hopefuls including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have jumped on board the flag-removing bandwagon.

In the realm of big-time retail, CNN is now reporting that many of America’s leading merchants have added their voices to the chorus that’s calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from sight. “Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears all announced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, amid an intensifying national debate over the use of the controversial flag.”

The racially charged controversy over displaying the Confederate flag on government property as well as on consumer products was fanned into a red-hot debate following last week’s church massacre in Charleston. The confessed shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, reportedly told authorities he wanted to ignite a “race war.” In one widely circulated photo, the alleged mass murderer is seen holding a gun and a Confederate flag.

Now, the son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham has spoken out on the flag controversy. Writing on his Facebook page, Franklin Graham tells his 1.7 million Facebook friends that “it’s time for this flag to be set aside as a part of our history.”

The President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association joins numerous other faith leaders in suggesting that the flag is a symbol of divisiveness that needs to come down from public buildings and taken off store shelves. “We are all Americans,” writes Graham, “and we need unity today more than ever.”

As of this writing, well over 100,000 people have liked Graham’s post, seen below in its entirety.

Image Credit: Facebook/Franklin Graham

Image Credit: Facebook/Franklin Graham

As for the flag’s removal from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, the Associated Press, in an article posted on Yahoo! News, reports that lawmakers in the Palmetto State are moving swiftly and decisively toward that end.

The measure enabling lawmakers to debate the flag removal later this summer needed two-thirds approval. It passed the House by a vote of 103-10. The Senate later approved it with a voice vote.

h/t: The Blaze

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Revealed: Presidential Candidate Has A Strange Connection To Charleston Shooter

In the wake of any tragic event, even those not personally affected often begin searching for connections in an effort to understand why such terrible things occur. The recent mass shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., is no exception.

Despite being a tenuous and indirect relationship, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has already been pressured into commenting on the fact that his niece reportedly knew shooting suspect Dylann Roof. CNN reported the two attended the same school and were in an 8th grade English class together.

Though Graham apparently never had any direct interaction with Roof, he told CNN that his sister and niece described him as an unusual child.

“He was quite, strange, very unsocial,” Graham said, “and everyone thought he was on drugs.”

He was not the first prominent figure to look for answers in Roof’s childhood. As Western Journalism reported, gospel singer Marcus Stanley — a victim of gun violence — posted a touching plea on Roof’s Facebook page as authorities continued to search for the suspect Thursday.

Graham said his niece never witnessed any rhetoric or behavior that suggested Roof was a racist. The white 21-year-old is believed to have killed nine parishioners at a historically black church Wednesday evening.

“I think he was one of these whacked out kids,” Graham concluded. “I don’t think it’s any broader than that.”

As for any correlation between Roof’s alleged crimes and the state in which they were committed, Graham said there is none.

“No one at home believes this represents us,” he said. “We don’t want to be judged by him.”

Do you believe Roof’s alleged actions were rooted in childhood trauma? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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This Repub Just Announced He’s Running For President. Here’s Why He May Have Already Won

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States Monday, making him the eighth Republican to enter the race. Four more candidates are expected to announce their intention to seek the nomination in the coming days and weeks.

Graham is expected to tout his years of national security and foreign policy experiences in making his case for the White House. “I am running for president of the United States because I am ready to be commander in chief on day one … to defend our nation with a sound strategy, a strong military, stable alliances and a steady determination,” he said in his hometown of Central, S.C., as reported by The Washington Post.

I have more experience with our national security than any other candidate in this race. That includes you, Hillary.

The 59-year-old Graham is a South Carolina native, single, and an Air Force veteran and lawyer who formerly served in the state House and U.S. House before moving to the Senate in 2002, replacing the late Strom Thurmond.

The senior senator from the Palmetto State is running to provide a sharp contrast to his Senate colleague Rand Paul, R-Ky., who led the way Sunday in temporarily blocking the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting in bulk the phone records of millions of Americans.

Graham has the support of his longtime friend and former presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., but will still have to answer for his “yes” votes of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

His announcement Monday however, was underwhelming:

As of 4:50 ET, Graham’s tweet of his presidential announcement only had 68 retweets and 29 favorites. Still, just because his campaign launch might have been a failure and he is virtually invisible in the polls does not mean Graham cannot make an impact in 2016. Harry Enten of FiveThiryEight explains:

According to Pew’s latest data, 57 percent of Republicans believe that U.S. anti-terrorism policies don’t go far enough in protecting the nation, and just 30 percent think we are going too far in restricting civil liberties.

The percentage of Republicans who think we do too little to solve the world’s problems is up 28 percentage points, to 46 percent. The share who think we do too much is down to 37 percent.

But as Enten notes, Graham entering the race “may be the equivalent of selling Yankees apparel outside of Yankee Stadium — it’s an in-demand product, but there’s plenty of other vendors. Graham is preaching to an electorate that has mostly come back around to his views on foreign policy and national security. And there are plenty of other candidates with similar positions, including some who stand a much better chance of winning the nomination.”

Graham joins the following field of Republican contenders who have already declared their candidacy:

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
  • Paul
  • Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn.

Also, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin are all expected to make their announcements to run for president soon.

Does Lindsey Graham have a legitimate chance of winning the nomination? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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