This can’t be good for peace in the Middle East. I was somewhat OK as long as the jihadists and other muslims were fighting themselves. But if Israel gets mixed up in this it may unify the muslim world to engage in a crusade against the Jewish state. We must get the ISIS leadership before they have the opportunity to do this.
From the DEBKAfile.
ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2017, 11:12 AM (IDT)
American helicopters Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, dropped Kurdish and Arab fighters over a region west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Those forces quickly captured at least five villages and so cut jihadist concentrations in the northwestern Syria off from their Raqqa stronghold. debkafile’s military sourcesreport this operation was the opening shot of the US-led campaign to isolate the Islamic State’s Syrian capital before storming it.
Raqqa’s liberation is not expected to encounter the same fierce ISIS resistance as the US-led Iraqi army is facing in Mosul. That is partly because the town has gradually emptied of fighting forces ever since ISIS chiefs saw that their time was running out. Instead, ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and his strategists, Iraqi ex-generals, effected a major U-turn: the jihadists fleeing the Syrian and Iraqi fronts, instead of heading for the
DEBKAFile is usually pretty well connected, especially when it comes to Israeli defense issues. However, I wonder what Mattis might have discussed in confidence. DEBKA asks the right questions. I hope most were answered satisfactorily. From DEBKAFile. Mattis leaves Israel with unanswered questions DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 22, 2017, 8:25 AM (IDT) Tags: Gen. James …View full post
#Islamist Sermon At Dar Al-Hijra Islamic Center In Falls Church, VA: ‘There Is A Difference Between Bani Israel… And Current Jewish Community’; ‘We Are Dealing With Manipulation’; Muslims Must Understand That ‘The Children Of Israel’ Killed Prophets – They ‘Take Pride’ In Their ‘Zealotry… Their History Is Like That’
This mosque, to which al -alwaki belonged, continues to preach hate. It continues to foment islamists terrorism in America.How many converts to ISIS are in the congregation? How many future “lone wolves” are being indoctrinated? Why isn’t the Southern Poverty Law Center targeting this public hate speech? Are they complicit? Are they in collusion with …View full post
What’s the difference if those with pre-existing conditions are in a subsidized pool or are subsidized by other insureds? The others have more affordable insurance, and so do those who have the pre-existing conditions. Another reason why ACA needs to be repealed and replaced.View full post
From MEMRI….always a reliable source. An article by the leader of the liberal Russian party Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, titled “Russia’s Deadlock in Syria” was posted on his party’s website on April 13, 2017. In his article, written in the aftermath of the chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhun and the American retaliatory strike on the Shayrat …View full post
Now it is time for Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt to get into the mix. This place is so isolated that carpet bombing and MOABs would be a good choice. Let their ground troops do the mop up. George From DEBKA weekly7\ In expectation of an imminent US-led offensive to take Raqqa, the Islamic State …View full post
BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It | Zero Hedge
If this is true the Dems, Obama, and Comey are done. Pray that Nunes does the right thing.
BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It
Mar 22, 2017 10:37 PM
The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under “incidental surveillance,” Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring them to pursue the claims and evidence presented under oath at a Washington DC FBI Field Office by his client – CIA / NSA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who Klayman claims “holds the keys to disproving the false claims… …that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped”
When Montgomery attempted to deliver this information through the appropriate channels two years ago, the former CIA and NSA contractor wasn’t given the time of day:
[W]hen Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was “blown off;” no one wanted to even hear what he had to say.
As a result, Montgomery went to attorney and FreedomWatch founder Larry Klayman – who then approached the FBI:
Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration.
Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified, and sought to come forward legally as a whistleblower
Southern Poverty Law Center The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee | RealClearPolitics #SPLC
The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee
By Carl M. CannonRCP StaffMarch 19, 2017
Under different circumstances, Alabama civil rights lawyer Morris S. Dees and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray might have been colleagues, even pals. Instead, Murray found himself in a near-riot at Middlebury College after accepting a speaking invitation from Republican students at the Vermont school. Students and faculty galvanized by Dees’ political organization barred Murray from speaking. They shouted him down, chanted their own manifesto, and pulled fire alarms to prevent him from being heard.
When Murray and Middlebury professor Allison Stanger tried to leave the building, they were followed by protesters who accosted them physically. The professor was grabbed by the hair and her neck twisted—she was fitted with a neck brace at a hospital—and their car rocked in a way that alarmed local authorities.
It was another victory for opponents of free speech, and if that seems like an incongruous scalp for a civil rights lawyer to wear, well, our politics are pretty odd these days.
Charles Murray is a political scientist with a doctorate degree from M.I.T. The American Enterprise Institute is a Washington-based think tank devoted to “defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.” Its scholars believe these goals can be attained by promoting democracy and strengthening the free enterprise system in the U.S. and around the globe.
Morris Dees is a born salesman who was a committed capitalist before he entered elementary school. “When I was 5, I bought a pig for a dollar. I fattened it up and sold it for $12,” he once told People magazine. “I always had a feel for making money.”
When his mother sent him a fruitcake his freshman year in Tuscaloosa, Morris and classmate Millard Fuller wrote other students’ parents offering to deliver freshly baked birthday cakes. Soon they were selling 350 cakes per month. By the time they left law school, they were making $50,000 a year—$400,000 in today’s dollars.
After graduation, Dees and Fuller hung out a shingle and practiced law. But the real money came from their mail order business, peddling everything from cookbooks to tractor cushions. In 1969, Dees%
Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90
Mr. Berry fused rhythm-and-blues and country music into a bright, modern-sounding hybrid
Chuck Berry, shown performing in Zurich in November 2005, has died.
Walter Bieri/European Pressphoto Agency
Updated March 18, 2017 7:27 p.m. ET
Chuck Berry, the rock ’n’ roll poet and innovator, whose funny, vivid songs about cars, girls and dancing painted an idealized portrait of American teenage life, died Saturday at the age of 90. St. Charles County, Mo., police said they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon and found Mr. Berry unresponsive. He couldn’t be revived and was pronounced dead. Mr. Berry, who was born in 1926 in St. Louis to middle-class parents, had kept active until fairly recently, performing once a month at the Blueberry Hill bar in his hometown.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– A pop-music pioneer rivaled only by Elvis Presley, Mr. Berry fused rhythm-and-blues and country music into a bright, modern-sounding hybrid called rock ’n’ roll with a danceable 4/4 beat and witty wordplay. In the early 1950s, America’s pop charts had three categories—pop, rhythm-and-blues and country-and-western—that reflected the nation’s racial and class divisions. Mr. Berry, along with Mr. Presley, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly, helped break dow
This solution smacks a bit of nation building, but it may be the only way out of this quagmire. I still contend that Syria is not a real country. Rather it is a bunch of tribal fiefdoms that was once held together by a strong man. It needs to revert to a tribal state but policed by someone like Jordan or Saudi Arabia, who would prevent the resurgence of jihadist organizations. In any case we need to go in, destroy, stabilize, and get out.
America’s Way Ahead in Syria
Mar 14, 2017 – Press ISW
This report is part of the series, U.S. Grand Strategy: Destroying ISIS and al Qaeda.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute conducted an intensive multi-month planning exercise beginning in November 2015 to frame, design, and evaluate potential courses of action that the United States could pursue to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.
ISW and CTP are publishing the findings of this exercise in multiple reports. The first report described America’s global grand strategic objectives as they relate to the threat from ISIS and al Qaeda. The second report defined American strategic objectives in Iraq and Syria, identified the minimum necessary conditions for ending the conflicts there, and compared U.S. objectives with those of Iran, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia in order to understand actual convergences and divergences. The third report assessed the strengths and vulnerabilities of ISIS and al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria to serve as the basis for developing a robust and comprehensive strategy to destroy them.
This fourth report recommends a course of action (COA) that represents the best possible path forward for the United States that the ISW-CTP team could identify based on an evaluation of American interests, the current political-security dynamics, and forecasts of various actors’ plans. The ISW-CTP team tested 15 different courses of action to destroy both ISIS and al Qaeda without jeopardizing wider American interests or accepting undue cost or risk. Download the PDF to read the full report.
Defining the Problem
The US is fighting the wrong war in the Middle East. ISIS and al Qaeda are waging population-centric insurgencies while we conduct counterterrorism operations by proxy. Defeating these groups requires the US to pursue population-centric counterinsurgency by, with, and through acceptable and viable partners in Syria’s and Iraq’s Sunni Arab communities.
Current US strategy empowers al Qaeda, which has an army in Syria, is preparing to replace ISIS, and exploits a vulnerable Sunni Arab community. The US has delayed defeating al Qaeda until after it has defeated ISIS. But al Qaeda is consolidating in northwestern Syria after withdrawing from Aleppo and is preparing a counteroffensive in Syria
You don’t even have enough smarts to understand what’s in a 1040. Or you didn’t even read it. Either way you demonstrated what a completely stupid jerk you really are.
Thanks to my friend Trevor Loudon for posting this. I was also there from the beginning…Lloyd Marcus is so right.
By: Lloyd Marcus
Harriet Baldwin posted on Face Book. “Pisses me off when the alt-left media likens these paid Obama/Soros/Alinsky violent protesters to the Tea Party.”
To Harriet, I say, “Amen sister!”
Folks, I am a black singer/songwriter who has been in the Tea Party from the beginning. In 2008, Our Country Deserves Better PAC invited me on their “Stop Obama” national bus tour. In 2009, I wrote the “American Tea Party Anthem” http://bit.ly/2lr3JZX which I performed at Tea Party rallies on 14 national bus tours with Tea Party Express and others.
It has infuriated me the way the despicable fake news media intentionally branded the salt-of-the-earth good Americans at the rallies a bunch of redneck racists vehemently opposed to America electing its first black president. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Many of those folks at the rallies excitedly voted for Obama assuming it would heal America’s racial divides. They became aware that Obama was the Left’s bait and switch president; running as a moderate – governing like an out-of-control lawless far-left radical.
Folks, Tea Party people are not racist. They love their country. They desire equal justice for all Americans. They do not want government dictating how to raise their kids and micromanaging their lives to achieve the Left’s absurd goal of equal outcomes.
Trump calling out fake news outlets is exhilarating.
Along with media from around the world, CNN was embedded on one of the Tea Party Express tours. The CNN reporter attended 35 rallies for a CNN documentary. I was a headliner, opening every rally, rocking the house with my “American Tea Party Anthem.” I closed every rally with a powerful rendition of “God Bless the USA” in which I invited every veteran in the audience to join me on stage. Audiences spontaneously jumped to their feet, cheering and applauding as vets made their way to the stage. The crowds expressed extra enthusiastic love when a WWII vet made his way or was helped to the stage.
The people loved me and I loved them back because we were united in our love for America and our desire not to see her transformed into a socialist/progressive Godless nation. Rally attendees treated me like a rock star; purchasing my CDs, asking for autographs, asking me to take pictures with their kids.
When the CNN documentary was aired, not one time was my black face shown, nor was black Christian publishers, William and Selena Owens, Kevin Jackson, Herman Cain or other black speakers at the rallies.
Consequently, my 80 year old black dad believed the Tea Party was a bunch of hate-filled scary racist white people because he heard it on CNN. I said, “But dad, I’m on the tour bus and the
This trend is appearing at many universities. Tennessee is merely the canary in the coal mine.
There seems to be a growing trend of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses – including at the University of Tennessee (UT). Canary Mission, a watchdog group that exposes Jew hatred on college campuses, revealed to The Algemeiner that there’s a “disturbing trend” of anti-Semitism at UT being launched by individuals within the school’s chapters of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The Algemeiner reports:
The watchdog named six key individuals… responsible for the dissemination and active promotion of antisemitic and racist ideologies… a 2016 graduate with ties to the MSA… a sophomore and member of SJP, MSA and the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement… a sophomore affiliated with MSA… a junior who is the president of SJP, co-president of MSA and a supporter of BDS… a BDS-supporter who recruits members to the UTK SJP’s Facebook page; and… a student connected to MSA.
About the Author
Some of the tweets of MSA and SJP members are revolting. One tweet in particular sums up the vile sentiment toward Jews: “I already hate you. You dirty filthy Jew. All your people do is f**ked up s**t. Wish hitler was still around to show you guys[.]” It’s disturbing that Hitler was praised a lot in the tweets. It seems like these activists are carrying on the long tradition of Nazi propaganda within Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups – the ‘Palestinian’ Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini and the Brotherhood both had relationships with the Nazis.
Of course, Jew-hatred isn’t just limited to the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates. It is widespread in the Islamic world:
…A 2013-14 Anti-Defamation League Global 100 survey reveals that about half (Index score of 49%) of the Muslim population surveyed worldwide hold Anti-Semitic views, while three quarters (Index score of 75%) of Muslim respondents in the MENA region harbor such views.
Some people will argue the reason for this Jew hatred is more cultural than purely Islamic. However, one cannot deny the enmity toward religious minorities inherent in Sharia law as well as Islamic texts that specifically target Jews, such as:
You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say, “We are Christians.” That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant. –Quran 5:82
UT denies that the article fairly represents the atmosphere on the campus, although they do not appear to deny either that the statements were made nor that they%2
Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive #Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide – NJ Events WB in Middletown
Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
“These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation’s borders,” Debbie Dooley, a national co-founder of the Tea Party movement and a key organizer of the Spirit of America rallies, says in a press release obtained by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.
Since President Trump’s election, during his time as president-elect and since his inauguration on Jan. 20, hardcore progressive leftists have been repeatedly protesting him in a sometimes violent manner. These rallies, organizers say, are meant to be a peaceful show of force from the “silent majority” that delivered Trump a landslide electoral college victory over failed Democratic president Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Dooley told Breitbart News that since the anti-Trump women’s march in D.C. after the president’s inauguration, she has received so many calls from Trump supporters–including many, many women Trump supporters–urging her to organize a show of force among the silent majority nationwide in response–that she had to turn off her cell phone so she could get work done. The Spirit of America rallies are not Tea Party rallies, she adds, and she hopes that Democrat groups backing Trump–there were many of them nationwide, forming a collective called the “Trumpocrats”–will get involved and step up to help the president, too. She also notes that the selection of Feb. 27 as the kickoff date of these pro-Trump rallies is significant, since that was the first day of the Tea Party movement back in 2009.
“I am proud to lead the charge here in Louisiana to get supporters of President Trump to show their support of his policy agenda through these Spirit of America rallies,” Col. Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel, founder of GatorPAC and two-time conservative Senate candidate in Louisiana who’s also involved in helping the rallies in his home state, added in the release. “Average citizens from across the political spectrum and all walks of life elected Mr. Trump and we at GatorPAC are especially pleased to help him with his national effort to Make America Great Again and #DrainTheSwamp priorities in Was
Who woulda thunk it? The solar industry suffers when subsidies subside. Its about time that it stood on its own two feet rather than on the backs of the New Jersey taxpayers. I’m afraid, however, that once Christie is out of office, the Dems will run amok with forcing clean energy down our throats.
From NJ Spotlight
While rest of country showed strong 25 percent growth in solar jobs, New Jersey’s solar employment fell by 14 percent
The solar sector helped the economy grow last year by creating 51,000 jobs across the nation, but not in New Jersey, once one of the biggest success stories in the industry, where more than 1,000 jobs were lost.
While the rest of the country witnessed a 25 percent increase in job growth in the sector, New Jersey solar employment fell by 14 percent, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation. It is one of only four states to experience a drop in jobs in the field, its annual report said.
The annual survey is startling given that the state experienced its second-biggest growth year ever, installing 353 megawatts, according to data compiled by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. The state has more than 66,000 solar projects deployed.
For years, solar has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy, but the annual report by the foundation suggests otherwise. Its survey of thousands of solar businesses said total jobs in New Jersey fell as of November 2016 to 6,056, a drop from 7,071 over the previous 12 months.
Some, like Lyle Rawlings, president and founder of Advanced Solar Products of Flemington, and one of the more active solar developers in the state, found it inconceivable given the data compiled by the state’s clean energy program.
Others, however, are not surprised, noting the state’s renewable-energy requirements for increasing reliance on solar are expected to fall off dramatically next year, and the numbers may reflect that reality.
“I’m not surprised it is moving in that direction,’’ said Fred DeSanti, a lobbyist who represents several solar developers and has been pushing a bill (S-2276) that would provide a fix to the solar sector.
The legislation, awaiting action in the Assembly, is aimed at averting a collapse in the sector, which happened four years ago when investment in new projects dried up, eliminating thousands of jobs in the process.
That scenario could occur again next year, according to DeSanti and others, as state mandates to deploy solar systems ease and so do financial incentives to make it happen. “As the price drops, the financial guys can’t support the projects any more,’’ DeSanti said.
Alexander Winn, a program director at the Solar Foundation, said it was surprising that so many jobs were lost in this year’s census by the organization, especially given that it marks a reversal in the growth trend of past years.
A number of fac