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Politico Exclusive: ‘Lois Lerner breaks silence’

U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the IRS Lerner is sworn in to testify before a House Committee hearing in Washington

Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

“We followed the trail where it leads, and we saw it lead to Lois Lerner,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said at a hearing Thursday. “She refers with disdain to conservatives; she’s an active liberal; and it’s clear her actions were set out to be detrimental to conservatives.”

I wonder who is calling her a ‘Dirty Jew’? The only anti-Semites I ever see are on the left.

Very few details of Lerner’s personal history, professional background or life since her fall have been detailed in the news media. One thing is clear: She doesn’t seem poised to back down or give her Republican critics in Congress any satisfaction.

“Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” the 63-year-old said.

On May 22, 2013, Lerner returned to the seeming safety of her IRS office after invoking the Fifth Amendment and being chased down a Capitol Hill hallway by the Washington press corps.

Instead, she was summoned by the human resources department and ordered to resign or clean out her desk by 2 p.m. and be escorted from the building on indefinite administrative leave. She refused to resign.”

Read more at Politico

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Politico: “Americans for Shared Prosperity to launch women-focused ads”

Below is one of them. In it is a smart, attractive woman who tells us that she supported Obama in 2008 and 2012. Since then, though, she has grown up and has seen him for what he is.

John Jordan, a California winery owner and head of the group Americans for Shared Prosperity whose work in outside groups has gained attention in the past year, is planning to air two women-focused spots nationally over the next few days during major news shows like “Meet the Press” on NBC and on Fox News, as well as digitally across national print publications, including POLITICO.

Jordan said he is bothered by the Democrats’ focus on a “war on women” that emerged in the 2012 campaign cycle, but also believes Republican messaging has been weak in pushing back.

So the ads he commissioned from Florida-based admaker Rick Wilson feature a woman speaking direct-to-camera about issues like the economy and national security, in a 30-second spot and a 60-second one. She accuses Democrats obliquely of treating women like single-issue voters and talks about President Barack Obama as if he’s a boyfriend she’s stuck with for a few more years. “The goal here is to communicate with women voters in a way that outside groups and campaigns haven’t,” Jordan said.”

Read more at Politico, especially the comments. These ads have struck a nerve.

Hat tip to Moe Lane

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Revealed: Obama’s Problem With Premature Evacuation

Like many Premature Evacuators he will not admit he has a problem.

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Bill Whittle And ‘Bush Light’

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Bush Light

This is scathing.

Time to send him a few bucks.

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Two Closely Related Stories In Today’s News

First it is said that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are unaware of the 40 ISIS fighters that have returned to the Unites States.

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Jeh Johnson

Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop representing CD-1 on Long Island told a concerned audience at a LIMBA meeting Friday of last week that of the approximately 100 Americans who went to fight with ISIS, 40 have returned.

DHS, the State Department, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry and other key government officials are completely unaware that these terrorists have returned if one can judge by their comments made before Congress on Thursday.

Mr. Bishop is currently being accused of exaggerating the number or exposing secrets. He would not “come to the phone and explain where he got it” when a Newsday reporter called him.

In testimony Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that the U.S. must stop foreign fighters with U.S. passports from returning to the homeland.

Kerry said the following according to the Daily Mail:

What I want to make certain, Kerry told the congressional panel, ‘is that anybody who has a passport [and joins with ISIS] ‘who returns, returns in handcuffs – not through customs with their passport.’

‘I don’t think these guys are ten feet tall,’ he said later.

Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce, a California Republican, agreed.”

Read the rest here

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Currently my favorite image of Cruz

The next story is one of the US Senate refusing to act. From the Washington Times:

Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.

Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month.”

And here, at no extra charge, is a third story:

Canadian Government Begins Invalidating Passports Of Citizens Who Have Left To Join Extremist Groups

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“Family of former SEAL killed in Benghazi to sue State Dept., CIA for $2 Million”

Two million dollars is not enough. Twenty million would be better. Knowing the way the offices of the Obama government operate they would settle without going to court. They would pay two million easily to make this suit go away.

This is a nice gesture, an effort to make the facts come out, but it will not work. The State Department can easily come up with a million. So can the CIA.

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Glen Doherty

The family of Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, has filed a $2 million claim against the CIA and the State Department.

Barbara Doherty, the CIA contractor and former SEAL’s mother, filed a claim last week with the two government agencies for $1 million each. The family does not believe there was adequate security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex when they were attacked Sept. 11, 2012.”

Read more at the Washington Times

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“Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria”

This is from the Wall Street Journal via Market Watch:

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.

The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.

Mr. Obama met with his top military advisers in Tampa Wednesday to get an update on the campaign against Islamic State. Officials said no decisions were made at the briefing, and Mr. Obama didn’t give the green light yet for an attack on Syria.”

This all sounds familiar to someone who lived through the Viet Nam war. President Johnson insisted on having personal control over all strikes against North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong. Johnson had no more idea of what he was doing than Obama does. In spite of that he and Obama both thought they knew better than their military leaders.

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Obama Has Been Funding Terrorists

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Stockman moves to block Obama’s illegal transfer of $440 million to HAMAS-connected government

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Rep. Steve Stockman

Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization”

Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) Tuesday filed legislation blocking the Obama administration’s funding of the joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government.

The “Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.” It is the House companion to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “Stand With Israel Act.”

The Obama administration announced June 2 that Obama would recognize and finance the Palestinian government, which was jointly organized with HAMAS terrorists. That announcement violates a federal law prohibiting any support to HAMAS.

“Barack Obama broke the law to funnel $440 million a year to terrorists committed to killing Jews. If federal law isn’t clear enough to President Obama, perhaps we need to be more direct,” said Stockman. “The ‘Stop Funding Terrorism Act’ removes any loopholes Obama is using to give U.S. taxpayer dollars to terrorist groups.”

Read more at Rep. Stockman’s site

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Glenn Beck Figured Out Why The White House Insists On Calling The Islamic State ‘ISIL’

Beck’s radio program occurs in the morning. In our area we get it on ‘Tape Delay’. Today he made a point about which I have been scratching my head for some time. I am not the only one, either.

The Islamic State terrorists began their reign of terror calling themselves ISIS which stands for the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’. Some called them ISIL which stands for the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’. Later, after they overwhelmed many areas in Iraq and Syria, found funding, and more adherents they changed to IS which stands for ‘Islamic State’.

But the Obama administration has called them ISIL all along. It’s obvious that that decision came down from on high. Everyone speaking for the administration calls them ISIL. Why is that?

First, what’s the difference between Syria and the Levant? Syria is today a separate country.

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As you can see, Syria is a small country sandwiched between Turkey on the north, Iraq on the east, Jordan on the west, and Lebanon on the west.

The Levant, however, is much larger:

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It includes Israel.

The President makes a strong point to Muslim countries when he insists that Israel is under control of the Islamic State. They understand it, too. Obama has never been a supporter of Israel. He has snubbed their leaders and has treated the country as thou it should not exist.

That is why he insists on the ISIL label.

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Obama Strategy Defined

“I think we have been very clear about our intentions.”

Obama's 'Surgical' strikes

Obama’s ‘Surgical’ strikes

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“The Obama Bomb”

Senator Inhofe is warning about a terrorist attack on a US city. He says Islamic terrorists are assembling a massive bomb that will destroy an entire city. He says no one wants to deal with the possibility.

Sen. Jim Inhofe: ISIS Developing Bomb to Blow Up US City

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has warned that Islamic State extremists are attempting to develop a weapon to blow up a major city in the United States.

“We’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation,” the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee told Fox 25 TV in Oklahoma City.

They’re crazy out there, and they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city, and people just can’t believe that’s happening,” he said.”

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And here

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Sotloff, Foley Families Threatened By Obama Administration

Filthy, uncaring people from Obama actually threatened the families of journalists while they were held by Islamic terrorists. Now they are being killed one by one in an horrific manner. These deaths are on Obama’s hands.

Shirley Sotloff and Steven Sotloff

Shirley Sotloff and Steven Sotloff

The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff were told by a White House counterterrorism official at a meeting last May that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid ransom to try to free their son, a spokesman for the family told Yahoo News Friday night.

The Sotloff family issued their statement after Diane Foley, the mother of murdered journalist James Foley, told ABC News that her family took statements by the White House counterterrorism official about legal bars to paying ransom as a “threat, and it was appalling. … We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted.”

Read more at Yahoo News

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How Many US Military Leaders Have Been Fired By Obama?

Got this today. I am trying to check them out.

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? “

Partial list below.

Update: Printed the list and have been googling each name. the only errors I have found in the first two pages are the names of officers who were not General Officers and a single noncom who were listed as Generals.

Here is another source for the list.

More below the fold…

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They Say Dubya Was The Stupid One

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So – Obama Lectured Muslims On Islam?

That is how this little clip of his mumblings is being described.

He is not lecturing Muslims. He is providing them with cover. He is telling Americans another lie. Many non-Muslims will believe it; especially if they are Obama supporters.

How do Muslims react to this foolishness?

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9/11 is Thursday

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ISIS has goons running around lopping heads off and executing everyone in sight. Al Qaeda opens a new franchise in India, hoping to eclipse ISIS in murder and bloodshed. Boko Haram kidnaps women and children and burns Christians alive in locked churches. And, oh yeah, a guy from Minneapolis who used to clean Delta airplanes was killed fighting for Islamic jihad in some armpit somewhere.

After all the headlines about the threat of Islamic terrorism, you’d think that the government would note important dates that Islamist whackjobs tend to celebrate and offer up some warnings. You’d be wrong, of course.

This Thursday is September 11 and the 13th anniversary of the murderous Al Quaeda attack on America is only two days away. The scum like to commemorate the day with follow-up attacks, such as the one on the US compound in Bengazi, Libya.

However, the Homeland Security National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) currently has no alerts and hasn’t been updated since September 5. Certainly, the White House has not said or done anything to indicate that there is a risk of attack on Thursday. In fact, the whole government seems to be acting like there’s no big deal.

So, maybe there isn’t anything to worry about.

But I’d stay away from airports and other possible targets on Thursday anyway. You know. Just in case the Obama regime is as good at protecting us as they are at everything else.

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“Theatre of the Absurd”, The Federal Government Outlaws Prepping

They term it ‘Hoarding’. Why? Because that word has a negative meaning that ‘Prepping’ does not.
This article begins with a description of government ‘Concerns’ about people who are saving, ‘Hoarding’, money rather than spending it. The writer then goes on to describe how the stage has been set to outlaw the hoarding of money, food, water, or ammunition.

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This week the Federal Reserve published a report that claims to have figured it out and it turns out that the renewed economic downturn has nothing to do with foreign outsourcing, high taxation, increased health care costs for business or rising consumer prices for food and energy.
No, according to the Fed it is your fault. Apparently, you are not spending enough money. In order for the economy to recover you need to stop hoarding cash now and get out there and start buying more homes, cars, vacations, and electronics. Otherwise, you’ll only have yourself to blame when the system comes unhinged.
From the St. Louis Federal Reserve:

The issue has to do with the velocity of money, which has never been constant, as can be seen in the figure below . If for some reason the money velocity declines rapidly during an expansionary monetary policy period, it can offset the increase in money supply and even lead to deflation instead of inflation.

During the first and second quarters of 2014, the velocity of the monetary base2 was at 4.4, its slowest pace on record. This means that every dollar in the monetary base was spent only 4.4 times in the economy during the past year, down from 17.2 just prior to the recession. This implies that the unprecedented monetary base increase driven by the Fed’s large money injections through its large-scale asset purchase programs has failed to cause at least a one-for-one proportional increase in nominal GDP. Thus, it is precisely the sharp decline in velocity that has offset the sharp increase in money supply, leading to the almost no change in nominal GDP.”

Going on to the problem of people hoarding other things:

In 2012 President Obama signed a an Executive Doomsday Order that was designed specifically to target “hoarders” during a national emergency:

While millions of people have been preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or farms, as well as stockpiling food, water, personal defense armaments and other essential supplies with the intention of utilizing these preparations if the worst happens, the latest executive order signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012 makes clear that in the event of a nationally deemed emergency all of these resources will fall under the authority of the United States government.
The signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all US resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense as delegated by the following agencies…”

So the President can simply say that anything more than (for example) a week’s supply of food (and all the other things listed) is an amount ‘in excess of the reasonable demands of personal consumption’ and then order the Army to impound everything you have in excess of that amount.”

Read it all here

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I Think It Is Important To Mention Fox News’ Program ’13 Hours’

Bret Baier put together a compelling presentation. Fox is still showing the show so the entire show is not yet available. Here is the video from Bill O’Reilly boosting the show.

Fox has been playing the show all weekend. Maybe Monday or Tuesday I can post the entire show for those who have not seen it.

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“The Government Is Ready…Are You?”

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From 90 Miles From Tyrrany

It’s not just federal agencies, either. Every little podunk town can get free war materiel from the feds – and many are. Here are a couple of related stories:

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An Open Letter To My Friends In Law Enforcement

Let me just be blunt: ever since Ronald Reagan left office, both Republican and Democrat presidential administrations–along with both Republican and Democrat congresses–in Washington, D.C. are turning the United States of America into a giant Police State. And that means that our local and State police agencies are being transformed before our very eyes into the enforcement arm of this burgeoning Police State. And one of the biggest reasons for this growing threat to our liberties is that it seems that you–our local and State police officers and sheriff’s deputies–do not understand that you are the ones who are being used to create this nefarious Police State.”

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THE PENTAGON IS GIVING GRENADE LAUNCHERS TO CAMPUS POLICE

It’s clear why a review of the program is in order, because it isn’t clear at all what sort of equipment these colleges are receiving. David Perry, the president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, told Politico that 1033 mostly funnels “small items” to college police forces for daily use. These could be anything from office supplies or uniforms or car parts, but it’s probably not all that tame. Campus Safety magazine recommends that universities take part in the 1033 program to cover a range of needs from storage units to grenade launchers. That is, after all, what the program was designed to achieve.”

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Written By John Kerry?

This is an ad from the Department of State. I can’t figure out if it is designed to discourage Americans from joining IS or to encourage them.

Caution, unpleasant images.

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“Terrifying moment gang of teens viciously beat couple on Missouri street after sexually harassing female victim outside nightclub”

Cowards attack without reason and beat down a man and a woman.

Police are asking for help identifying a group of young males involved in an assault on a couple in Springfield, Missouri.

The Springfield Police Department has released surveillance video of the brutal beating that occurred on Friday August 22.

The couple, Meredith Cole and her boyfriend Alex Vessey, were both treated for serious injuries after the ordeal at a nearby hospital.”

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Surveillance camera video:

The story and the still images are from the UK Daily Mail.

Attorney General Eric Holder is encouraging this kind of violence against white people. He investigates imagined charges of racism and ignores stuff like this. His Justice Department works to protect, “His People”.

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Green Energy Measures Are Failing In Britain

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BRITAIN FACES ‘WINTER OF BLACKOUTS’ AS FIRMS ARE ASKED TO RATION ELECTRICITY

“The chickens are coming home to roost”. So said the Ukip energy spokesman, commenting on the news that businesses are being asked to join a 1970s style energy rationing program this winter to stop Britain being plunged into darkness. Offices and factories will be offered compensation to shut down for four hours a day so that energy can instead be diverted to households.”

Pipe dreams from glassy-eyed greenies of the destruction of power generated by fossil fuel or nuclear plants have failed. They thought they could replace it all with ‘Green energy’. It turns out they cannot do so.

Now the shortages are affecting everyone, including them. Now the bureaucracy charged with managing electrical distribution in the UK, National Grid, is noticing the error and going into crisis mode. That is what incompetent managers do.

The exact same thing is coming to the United States.

Yesterday National Grid also contacted the owners of recently closed power plants to enquire as to whether they could be brought back online within the next few weeks. This is an option that has never before been used in Britain, and has been predicted to cost tens of millions as the owners would be paid all costs involved in getting the stations up and running, plus an above market rate price for electricity generated. They would be required to produce energy between 6am and 8pm between November and February.”

Read more here

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Marie Harf Gets All Pissy About Bill O’Reilly Comment

What did Fox News’ O’Reilly say that got her knickers in a wad? Commenting about Jen Psaki he said this:

With all due respect . . . that woman looks way out of her depth over there. Just the way she delivers . . . it doesn’t look like she has the gravitas for that job.”

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When the anchor of a leading cable news show uses, quite frankly, sexist, personally offensive language that I actually don’t think they would ever use about a man against a person that shares this podium with me, I think I have an obligation . . . to step up and say that’s not okay.

And, quite frankly, I wish that more people would step up when men say those things about women in public positions and say that it’s not okay.”

Harf, or whatever her real name is, has learned well at her bosses feet. If you want to shut down someone – about anything – you yell, “Racist”. – or in her case, “Sexist”.

In Harf’s over-the-top complaint we get a good look of what we can expect if Hillary Clinton becomes President.

Read more at White House Dossier

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Mission Creep: “Obama Sending 350 Troops to Protect Baghdad Embassy”

I don’t get it. He evacuated the US embassy in Libya. I know. Libya is a dangerous place. But more dangerous than Iraq under attack by the Islamic State (ISIS, or if you work for the White House, ISIL)? I don’t think so. Now there are about 1.300 troops in Iraq but there are no boots on the ground. Maybe they are wearing Nikes.

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The White House just announced that President Obama authorized hundreds of extra troops on the ground to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement that that the Defense Department authorization stemmed from a State Department request for “approximately 350 additional U.S. military personnel to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel.”

The notice came just hours after the video of American journalist Steve Sotloff’s beheading surfaced.

It also comes after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) warned Sunday that Baghdad could be the next to fall.”

There really is nothing consistent about the White House under Obama.

Read more at PJ Media

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Nah. Doesn’t Mean A Thing

“You spit in their face and they call it dew.” —Nikita Kruschev on Americans (1961)

“You spit in their face and they call it dew.”
—Nikita Kruschev on Americans (1961)

From The Right Planet

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