“The U.S. Army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies. I am ashamed to be an American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting”.
These were the words written by Bowe Bergdahl to his family on June 27th 2009, three days before he deserted his post in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban.
Fast forward five years to May 31st as news headlines broke informing the public that President Barack Obama, acting unilaterally, had made a deal to trade five high-ranking Taliban officials held in Guantanamo Bay for a deserter, Bowe Bergdahl. –Read More…
[DailySignal.com] In a video clip you won’t see anywhere else, Sen. Rand Paul tells a group of pastors that the Democrat Party is taking African-American voters for granted.
“There’s an eagerness for someone to meet with them,” Paul, R-Ky., said. “The Democrats have completely taken this whole body of voters for granted.”
When talking about a recent trip to the scene of riots in Ferguson, Mo., Paul says many African-Americans told him how, “They hadn’t seen their Democrat congressman in six years.”
And Paul has a message for the GOP regarding how to get people off welfare. –Read More…
[CNSNews.com] Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) says his state has been hit by an “avalanche of intolerance” ever since he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.
“George, look, the issue here is, you know, is tolerance a two-way street or not?” Pence told ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
“I mean, you know, there’s a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left. But here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state, and this avalanche of intolerance that’s been poured on our state is just outrageous.” –Read More…
[Judicial Watch] (Washington, DC) – In response to revelations about the secret email accounts used by Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials to conduct official government business Judicial Watch announced that it has asked a federal court to schedule a status conference with the State Department to discuss the production of records relevant to an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Benghazi scandal. Judicial Watch requests that the court set a “status conference in this matter as soon as possible to avoid further undue delays, prejudice and potential spoliation.” The request for a status conference was made to U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth.
A production of documents is due to Judicial Watch as required by the July 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242) for the following records subsequent to a May 13, 2014, FOIA request:
Copies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency concerning, regarding, or related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. –Read More…
Germanwings disaster: Time to stop protecting medical privacy of pilots, others who hold our lives in their hands
[FoxNews.com] We don’t yet know the exact medical condition that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding from his employers.
But we do know that he had a medical condition, and that he tore up some of his doctor’s notes, including one that excused him from working on Tuesday, and that he went to work in the morning instead of staying home.
And we know that later that morning, 30 minutes after takeoff, he locked the pilot out of the cockpit and crashed an Airbus A320 into a mountain in the French Alps, killing himself and all 149 others onboard. –Read More…
Newsmax Breaking: Netanyahu: Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal Worse Than Israel Feared
[Washington Free Beacon] LAUSSANE, Switzerland—The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.
U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Until recently, the Obama administration had maintained that it would guarantee oversight on Tehran’s program well into the future, and that it would take the necessary steps to ensure that oversight would be effective. The issue has now emerged as a key sticking point in the talks. –Read More…
[Townhall.com] In a video message released on Twitter this morning, former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has announced his retirement after 30 years on Capitol Hill. He has served five Senate terms and will leave the Senate in 22 months at the end of his current term.
“We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than us and as a result of that, I am no I’m not going to run for re-election,” Reid said in the announcement. “My life’s work has been to make Nevada and our nation better. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.”
Reid stressed in the announcement that his retirement has nothing to do with recently sustained injuries from a workout accident when a piece of equipment broke, causing him to fall. He suffered broken ribs and lost sight in one of his eyes. Reid will leave the Senate with a controversial legacy. –Read More…
[Newsmax.com] A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on Thursday.
Investigators and grieving relatives were left struggling to explain what motivated Andreas Lubitz, 28, to kill all 150 people on board the Airbus A320, including himself, in Wednesday’s crash in the French Alps.
French and German officials said there was no indication the crash was a terrorist attack, but gave no alternative explanation for his motives.
Lubitz gained sole control of the aircraft after the captain left the cockpit. He refused to re-open the door and sent plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said. –Read More…
[DailySignal.com] Yesterday, the Army announced its intention to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and has served him with those two charges.
As I explained here last June, the military had at least five options on what to do with Sgt. Bergdahl given the fact that he left his appointed place of military duty in Afghanistan during a time of armed conflict.
Those five options included (1) do nothing; (2) send him to an Article 15 commanding officer’s non-judicial punishment proceeding; (3) send him to an administrative discharge board for specific violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (4) send him directly to a Special Court-Martial, or; (5) prefer felony charges against him and send him, possibly, to a General Court-Martial.
The Army chose the fifth option. –Read More…
[Townhall.com] They just can’t help themselves — and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn.
This week, the NAACP made national front-page headlines with a local press release demanding that the feds investigate the hanging death of a local man in Port Gibson, Miss. Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, immediately invoked the specter of a “hate crime.” In response, the Obama Justice Department flooded the zone with a whopping 30 federal agents.
News outlets grabbed the bait. USA Today asked ominously: “Was it a lynching?” The discovery of ex-con Otis Byrd’s body swinging from a tree by a bed sheet “brought back unpleasant memories of America’s violent, racially charged past,” the paper’s video reporter asserted. Voice of America similarly intoned: “Mississippi hanging death raises lynching specter.” The Los Angeles Times leaped into the fray with: “Why this story haunts the nation.” –Read More…
[Newsmax.com] The United States and its five negotiating partners have been pushing for a formal signed “framework” agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran, but Iran appears to be resisting a written accord, preferring instead an informal “understanding” for the time being, The New York Times reported.
With just one week left until the deadline, if the Iranians prevail, the Obama administration would find itself in the difficult position of having to explain the accord without a written deal.
Iran is looking to avoid codifying specifics until the final deal in June, the Times said. “This is one of the biggest challenges we face,” one European diplomat involved in the talks said in recent days, according to the Times. “The politics in America demand specificity, and an Iranian commitment. And the politics in Iran demand vagueness” at this stage of the negotiations.The diplomat added: “All of us are in agreement that you don’t make oral deals with Iran.”
If a written deal isn’t reached by the March deadline, U.S. congressional lawmakers are likely to take that as a sign that Iran is deliberately delaying the deal, potentially justifying an increase in sanctions to ratchet up the pressure. –Read More…
Barack Obama And Iran – A Love Story: How Far Will One Man Go To Validate His Nobel Peace Prize? And What Price Will The World Pay?
[FloppingAces.net] Thirty two years ago Ronald Reagan introduced his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to the world with this quote: “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” Derided by the left as being scientifically impossible and having the potential of reigniting the arms race with the Soviets, “Star Wars” as they called it, became a sufficient worry for the Soviets that it actually hastened their demise.
Later that year in one of my Political Science classes we discussed peace treaties in general and those with the Soviets in particular. Given the history of failed treaties from Munich to Moscow, the professor asked a simple question: “If it’s someone’s goal to kill you, to destroy you, is it unreasonable to expect them to lie about it in the first place?” The obvious answer was no, it’s not unreasonable at all.
That apparently is not a concept Barack Obama has ever picked up on. Today when it seems that we are but days or weeks away from an agreement with the Iranians – not to be confused with a treaty –the obviousness of that reality is crystal clear. In seeking to garner support for his “agreement” with Tehran, President Obama said this: “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon.“ –Read More…
Exclusive Photos — Potential First Family is Ready for Sen. Cruz’s Presidential Campaign Announcement
[Breitbart.com] LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Inside the Carter Glass Mansion on the campus of Liberty University here, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was gracious enough to allow Breitbart News to capture some photos of him and his family—wife Heidi and daughters Caroline and Catherine—as the potential first family got ready for bed ahead of the senator’s big speech on Monday morning.
The Cruz family, and the senator’s campaign staff, stayed there on Sunday evening before Cruz’s speech to Liberty University’s convocation on Monday morning. Just hours after these pictures were taken, Cruz announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States via Twitter. He’s set to make a speech doing so at Liberty, becoming the first declared candidate in 2016 on either the Republican or Democratic side. He’s also the first serious candidate for the presidency to announce via Twitter. –Read More…