Terrorists Murder Israeli In Front Of Wife. Obama Admin’s Response Says It All…

Terror attacks by Palestinian Arabs against Israelis continued over the weekend.

On Sunday morning, three stabbing attacks were thwarted in Judea and Samaria (so-called West Bank). The botched attempts to murder more Israeli Jews followed a deadly attack on Friday when two Palestinian Arab youths stabbed an “American citizen” to death, according to The State Department.

The “American citizen” was, in fact, an Israeli Jew with dual nationality who went shopping with his wife and baby daughter.

Tuvia Yanai Weissman lived with his wife Yael and his four-month-old daughter Netta in the Jewish village of Ma’aleh Mikhmas in Samaria. The couple went to a local supermarket in Sha’ar Benyamin just north of Jerusalem when Tuvia noticed two young Arab terrorists beginning to stab people. He didn’t hesitate, and ran, unarmed, to the spot of the attack to protect other shoppers. The 21-year-old Staff Sergeant of the IDF didn’t stand a chance against his two 14-year-old assailants who stabbed him repeatedly in the upper torso.

Tuvia’s wife Yael said during the funeral that her husband “was a hero.”

She stood on a podium next to Tuvia’s grave and cried out loudly when she recalled what happened when they arrived at the supermarket:

Yesterday, we went shopping so that when you returned to the army on Sunday you would know that Netta and I had everything we needed and that nothing was missing. You were always like that. Whenever you were with us during the weekends you did everything you were not able to do during the week when you were away.

We came to the supermarket. We were together. You were worried the whole time about Netta and made sure she stayed close to me. Then, in one moment, everything happened. We heard there had been a stabbing and even though you did not have any weapons, you ran to help without thinking twice.

I was not able to stop you and I am not sorry. If you had not raced there (to help), you would not be the Yanai that I know, the one I fell in love with. I waited for you to return to me and Netta, I waited for you to hug us and say that everything was fine and that you had succeeding in stopping the terrorists. We waited a long time and you did not return.

Tuvia’s mother Orly caused participants of the funeral to cry when she took the podium and said, “I am going to scream. It is a good scream.” She then yelled the name of the victim twice, loudly and clearly. The sobbing of the other mourners was audible during the moments of silence that followed.

Orly asked the mourners to briefly sing with her a famous one-line-long religious Jewish song “about how the heavens will be happy and the land will be redeemed – a song she said she sings, at times, when she is driving alone in the dark, so that she will be less afraid,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

The mother then shared what she had experienced moments before the funeral took place.

“I closed my eyes and asked you to come to me. You did. You kissed me on the forehead and told me that everyone was fine. Then you said, I have to go, I am going to the source.”

The U.S. State Department used different language to describe the administration’s “feelings” about the brutal murder of an Israeli Jew by Palestinian Arabs.

Spokesman Mark Toner released a press statement:

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack that took place yesterday in the West Bank that resulted in the death of U.S. citizen Tuvya Weisman. There is no justification for terrorism. This horrific incident again underscores the need for all sides to reject [emphasis added] violence, and urgently take steps to restore calm, reduce tensions, and bring an immediate end to the violence.

The language used by the State Department was harshly criticized by Lori Lowenthal Marcus, the Jewish Press correspondent in Israel. She questioned why the Obama administration has so much trouble telling the truth about what is happening to Israeli Jews in the current Palestinian terror war and especially those Jews who are living in Judea and Samaria.

“Why is it that this U.S. Administration, including its leader, President Barack Obama, refers to the intentional murder of Jews in the most remote and passive of terms? No one murders Jews: an attack happens, and later the unfortunate Jew dies,” wrote Marcus.

He continued, “No Jews are targeted because they are Jews:  the victims – random ones, of course – just happen to be Jews. And it’s gotten worse. Now the Israeli Jews, when they happen to die of some random attack, are not even Jews, but Israelis, unless they happen to live beyond the 1949 Armistice Line (the invisible Green Line) in which case they are neither Jew nor Israeli, but simply the maligned “settler” or, sometimes, only referred to as the other half of their dual nationality, such as American – as if they have no connection at all to the Jewish people or Israel, and as if those connections had nothing to do with their random death.”

Jerusalem Post Star columnist Caroline Glick recently touched upon the issue of the international attitude towards Jews living in Judea and Samaria during a speech she held earlier this month.

In a passionate plea against the establishment of a Palestinian state, Glick said that the international community, by pushing for a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of Israel, is trampling Jewish civil rights.

Glick called the international behavior towards the so-called “settlers” a “moral atrocity, morally reprehensible and strategically idiotic.”

 

During the past five months, Palestinian Arabs targeted Israeli Jews in 181 stabbings, 74 shootings, 38 vehicular attacks and hundreds of rock- and firebomb attacks.

Thirty-one Israelis died, and 355 were wounded in what PA President Mahmoud Abbas calls “a peaceful uprising.”

Watch: Trump Tells Story Of Muslim Terrorists And ‘Pig’s Blood,’ SC Crowd Instantly Goes Wild

The story Donald Trump told a South Carolina audience may or may not have been a legend.

But there was no mistaking the very real moral Trump drew from the tale — and the reaction of the crowd that cheered as he told it.

“You know, I read a story — it’s a terrible story, but I’ll tell you,” Trump said. “Should I tell you? Or should I not?”

The crowd cheered to hear the tale. Trump started by mentioning Gen. John J. Pershing, “rough guy, rough guy,” who chased Pancho Villa along the U.S.-Mexican border and eventually led America’s forces in World War I.

Pershing was dealing with terrorism in the early 1900s, Trump said. This would have placed the story in the Philippines.

“They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump said. “And he caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage and killed many people.”

Trump then outlined the story, which was described afterward as a legend that has been often told but never proven to have happened.

“And he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pigs’ blood — you heard that, right? He took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood,” Trump said.

Trump did not use the word “Muslim” in the story. He did note, “There’s a whole thing with swine and animals and pigs, and — you know the story, you know they don’t like that.”

Trump resumed the tale.

“And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said: ‘You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened,’” Trump said.

“And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn’t a problem,” Trump said.

Trump appeared to believe the story was grounded in fact.

“By the way, this is something you can read in the history books — not a lot of history books because they don’t like teaching this,” he said.

Trump summed up the tale’s message for his cheering supporters.

“So we better start getting tough, and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads, or we’re not going to have a country, folks. We’re not going to have a country,” he said.

Amid the roars of approval, one member of the audience yelled out, “This is the greatest country in the world.”

The website Snopes said the tale can’t be proven, although the story has been circulating in various forms.

h/t: Independent Journal

Trump Drops A Bombshell On Obama’s Approach To ISIS- ‘Maybe He Doesn’t Want To…’

Donald Trump questioned President Obama’s commitment to really prosecute the war against terrorism, speculating the commander-in-chief may not want to “get rid of the problem.”

Trump told radio talk show host Michael Savage on Monday the president refuses to identify the problem as “radical Islamic terrorism,” always seeming to separate the extremists from the religion they profess.

“And if you don’t use the words, you’re never gonna get rid of the problem,” Trump continued. “Maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem. I don’t know exactly what’s going on.”


Savage went on to question Trump about Tuesday’s primary election in New Hampshire. The radioman noted Trump is “way ahead of the pack.”

The presidential candidate replied, “Yeah, so far,” taking a cautiously optimistic tone, probably in light of his second-place finish in last Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

“I don’t want to really say it, because I don’t want to bring any bad luck,” Trump said. “I’m doing well. The polls look good. The enthusiasm’s incredible.

“Tonight we’re going to have a crowd of 4,000 or 5,000 people out – although it’s snowing, so, I don’t know, maybe that will be a little smaller.”

Going into the contest, Trump holds a commanding lead over Iowa winner Sen. Ted Cruz and the rest of the field. The Real Clear Average of polls in the four days leading up to the contest has Trump at 31.2 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio at 14, Gov. John Kasich at 13.5, Cruz at 11.8 and Gov. Jeb Bush at 11.5.

h/t: World Net Daily 

Experts Just Revealed A Terror Threat That May Be Even Greater Than ISIS That US Is ‘Ignoring’

A report released last week by two Washington, D.C., based think tanks concludes there is a jihadist group more dangerous to the United States in the long term than ISIS.

The report, published by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the American Enterprise Institute, was authored by a group of experts, some of whom were involved in planning the 2007 troop surge in Iraq.

The report finds al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, poses “one of the most significant long-term threats” of any jihadist group.

“This al Qaeda affiliate has established an expansive network of partnerships with local opposition groups that have grown either dependent on or fiercely loyal to the organization,” the report said. “Its defeat and destruction must be one of the highest priorities of any strategy to defend the United States and Europe from al Qaeda attacks.”

As the U.S. strategy and assets have been focused on defeating ISIS in Syria, it has allowed al-Nusra to gain in strength. “Jabhat al-Nusra has weakened the moderate opposition and penetrated other Sunni opposition groups in Syria so thoroughly that it is poised to benefit the most from the destruction of ISIS and the fall or transition of the Assad regime,” the report said.

“The likeliest outcome of the current strategy in Syria, if it succeeds, is the de facto establishment and ultimate declaration of a Jabhat al-Nusra emirate in Syria that has the backing of a wide range of non-al-Qaeda fighting forces and population groups,” according to the report. 

“We are so focused on ISIS that we are not looking at the second threat,” Kimberly Kagan, a former adviser to Gen. David Patraeus and president of ISW, told Business Insider.

Still, Kagan warns that groups like al-Nusra intend to attack the West whether they are acting like ISIS right now or not. 

“U.S. policymakers are underestimating Jabhat al-Nusra because Jabhat al-Nusra wishes to be underestimated,” Kagan said.

“ISIS is, in fact, overt about its presence and Nusra is covert about its presence,” she added.

“Defeating ISIS inside of Syria is likely to increase the capability and strength of Jabhat al-Nusra,” Kagan said. “It’s waiting in the wings for ISIS’ demise in order to establish itself more firmly in key terrain and to present itself as the only reliable ally for the Sunni population.”

The report concludes both groups must be targeted and offers a clear shot across the bow of President Obama’s current strategy:

The argument for caution, passivity, and delay is easy to make. The desire to turn away from so vexing and complicated a problem is strong. Nothing about the situation in Syria, Iraq, or in the Middle East generally inspires optimism. But inaction is also action, and refusal to choose among bad options is a form of decision.

Drifting along the current path in order to avoid dangerous and unpleasant action will almost certainly fail to achieve vital American national security interests and will put the safety of the American people and their allies in greater danger.

h/t: Reuters

BREAKING: Terrorists Storm University With AK-47s… At Least 19 Dead

Terrorists killed at least 19 victims Wednesday morning in an attack that a Taliban leader said was retribution for increased Pakistani efforts against the militant group.

The attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Peshawar, Pakistan, came during a ceremony at the school, named for a liberal, anti-Taliban leader.

“We’ve seen consistent operations by the Taliban up in this area,” said CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd. “I see this as simply as retaliatory, that is the Taliban saying, ‘If you’re going to bring Pakistani special forces and the army up into our turf, you’re going pay a heavy price.’”

The attackers threw grenades, pushed their way onto campus and opened fire, army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said.

Mehmood Khan, provincial home minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said 19 civilians were killed, along with four terrorists. Initial media accounts said 17 people were wounded. Khan said the number of civilian deaths is likely to increase.

“The attackers were like us — they were very young. They carried AK-47 guns. They wore jackets like the forces do,” said a student, who added that many of his fellow students were still asleep in their rooms when the attack took place.

One professor tried to fight back.

“He was holding a pistol in his hand,” geology student Zahoor Ahmed told Sky News. The professor was identifed as Syed Hamid Husain. “Then I saw a bullet hit him. I saw two militants were firing. I ran inside and then managed to flee by jumping over the back wall.”

“We saw three terrorists shouting, ‘Allah is great!’ and rushing towards the stairs of our department. One student jumped out of the classroom through the window. We never saw him get up,” another student told local TV.

Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor made a statement that read, “Our four suicide attackers carried out the attack on Bacha Khan University today.” Mansoor said the attack was in retaliation for a military offensive against extremists near the border with Afghanistan.

Mansoor was the leader behind a December 2014 attack on an army-run school that killed over 150 people, 144 of them children.

h/t: CNN