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August 9, 2014 – 6:09 pm EST | One Comment

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win. Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear: Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left [...]

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The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle
September 20, 2014 – 12:35 pm EST | One Comment

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
NoisyRoom.net


The Demise of America

In the light of Obama’s disastrously weak and intentionally ineffective foreign policy hijinks, over 90 percent of our military do not support the President. Listen for yourself:


Fmr. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie: Over 90% Of Troops Do Not Support Obama

Our military generals and brass are also at odds with Obama and what does Obama do over it? He says he knows better than our military leaders and just to follow orders — meanwhile, quit spying in Europe (or pretend to at least – the alternative is to leave us even more vulnerable to our enemies, which may be the point). Well, that is getting old. The military sees what is coming and it isn’t pretty. It’s not just ISIS and the Caliphate either. They are fronts and tools for Russia in the end. The Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon are closing in for the kill and Obama, the Arsonist-in-Chief, fiddles while America burns — and smiles as he imagines the demise of the Land of the Free and the rise of Islam. While Obama bombs various countries, claiming he is destroying ISIS, it is more akin to pinpricks and foreplay than serious warfare. He is arming the Syrian rebels and I hate to state the obvious, but the rebels are al Qaeda and ISIS. Obama is warring against Assad. All smoke and mirrors… and on the surface it makes absolutely no sense. On the one hand, Obama is colluding with Iran to fight ISIS… and on the other, fighting Assad. When in fact Iran supports Assad and ISIS. As in the end, I believe Obama does as well. None of this is real fighting — it is political war theater. In the end, we are distracted from the real RISK players — Russia and China.


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This last week saw the continuing invasion of the Ukraine by the Russkies and the world yawned. Did you know both the Ukraine and Russia are now speaking of nuclear war? I’m not so sure it’s just posturing, or that the world should treat it like the ‘boy who cried wolf.’ Putin is a monster and if dropping a few nukes furthers his empire, well… you have to break a few eggs to rule the world. The Pope says we are in the opening salvo of WWIII and on that point, I agree.

Sweden has now summoned the Russian Ambassador for a dressing down after two Russian planes violated Swedish airspace last week. They have also raised their military readiness over these incursions and the Ukraine situation. Sweden views Russia as a clear and present threat, and so they should.

Lest you think Russia will just leave us be, think again. Russian nuclear bombers just buzzed Northern Europe and Alaska — again. They are testing a nuclear bear hug for us and we shout ‘dandelion!’ and off we go in the wrong direction. Nuclear sabre rattling will eventually give way to war.

Bill Gertz:

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets on Thursday.

“The group of Russian aircraft flew a loop south, returning westward toward Russia,” Davis told the Free Beacon.

A day later two more Bear bombers were intercepted by Canadian CF-18 jets in the western area of the Canadian air defense identification zone near the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, he said.

The Russian bombers did not enter U.S. airspace but flew within 63 miles of the Alaskan coast and 46 miles of the Canadian coastline, Davis said.

In both instances, the Russian bombers did not enter sovereign airspace, he added, noting the Russian aircraft flew within about 55 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline, and within about 40 nautical miles of the Canadian coastline.

Defense officials think this was timed by Putin for the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the US and Canada. Could be, but any excuse will do. Russia will continue to probe our defense limits and assess our military weaknesses, which are substantial currently.

Putin is now bragging he could take the capitols of five countries within two days if he chose to do so. Just two days ago, he threatened to invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic states:

“If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest,” Mr Putin allegedly told President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, reported Süddeustche Zeitung, a German newspaper.

Warming up for conquest:

Over Europe on Tuesday, two Bear H bombers conducted practice strategic bombing runs on Tuesday and were met by interceptor jets from Norway, Denmark, Britain, and Netherlands, defense officials told the Free Beacon.

“NATO jets … were scrambled to visually identify unknown aircraft approaching allied airspace,” said a NATO military officer who confirmed details of the incident.

“The approaching aircraft were identified as two Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers,” he said. “The Russian flights originated in the Barents Sea and went through international airspace down to the North Sea off the Dutch coast.”

The Russian aircraft flew in international airspace “close to NATO territory” but did not violate allied airspace, the officer said.

Oh… and when it comes, he’ll unplug Russia from the Internet:

The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.

President Vladimir Putin will convene a meeting of his security council on Monday. It will discuss what steps Moscow might take to disconnect Russian citizens from the web “in an emergency”, the Vedomosti newspaper reported. The goal would be to strengthen Russia’s sovereignty in cyberspace. The proposals could also bring the domain .ru under state control, it suggested.

Cutting the country off from the Internet and social media is definitely a prelude to war. Remember, we no longer have Radio Free Europe as a way to reach oppressed populations — and believe me, once the Eastern Bloc citizens are cut off from the West, they’ll know they are, once again, being oppressed — and by having come to rely almost solely on the Internet as the channel to former Soviet satellites, we have effectively enabled a narrow choke point, easily throttled by a hostile government.

Russia is also staking claim to the arctic and building up their military presence there. Two military bases are being built at Wrangel Island, on the arctic Chukchi Sea north of the Russian Far East and on Cape Schmidt, also on the Chukchi Sea. They are also deploying attack submarines in the region.

China doesn’t want to be left out either and she is on the move as well. China is planning to deploy nuclear subs near our coasts and to build military bases in the South China Sea. While Russia is loudly and brashly moving forward, the Chinese are methodically and quietly taking over space, cyberspace and the oceans.

As the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon encircle the American Eagle, looking for our weak spots and seeking the kill… the US is besieged by as many enemies within her ranks as from without. As if they are all in a race to kill her off. But America won’t die so easily and there are many, many who will defend her to the end – within and without her borders… within and without her military ranks. Our enemies might poke the American Eagle, but she still has fight left in her.

We are at war with Islamic barbarians and the Caliphate. But make no mistake, we are also at war with Russia and China, and the chill of what we used to call the Cold War begins to thaw as the monsters come out of hibernation. The world is just beginning to wake up to it.


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Trevor Loudon’s Updated Schedule For September/October/November, 2014
September 19, 2014 – 12:25 pm EST | No Comment

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

September

Fri., Sept. 19th, 2014
Event: Mesa County GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.mesacountyrepublicans.com/welcome.html
Time: 11:30 am MST
Place: Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Sat., Sept. 20th, 2014
Event: Adams County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 5:30 pm MST
Place: Brittany Hill
9350 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Mon., Sept. 22nd, 2014
Event: Greg Marshall 1270 WMKT — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Place: MI

Tue., Sept. 23rd, 2014
Event: Redlands Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://redlandsteaparty.net/rtp/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: American Legion Hall
816 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA

Thur., Sept. 25th, 2014
Event: Newport Harbor Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.nhrw.org/#/home/
Time: 11:30 am PST
Place: Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fri., Sept. 26th, 2014
Event: Greater Orlando Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Place: Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Sat., Sept. 27th, 2014
Event: La Primera Iglesia Bautista — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: First Baptist Church of Mascotte
857 W. Meyers Blvd.
Mascotte, FL 34753

October

Sat., Oct. 4th, 2014
Event: Northborough Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://northboroughteaparty.us/
Time: TBD
Place: Northborough, MA

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Isaac Moffett – The Great Education Struggle – podcast — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 4:00 pm PST
Place: ID

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Curtis Bowers, Producer, AGENDA: Grinding America Down — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Mission Aviation Fellowship
112 N. Pilatus Lane
Nampa, ID 83687

Tues., Oct. 7th, 2014
Event: Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho Spirit of ’76 Banquet — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.idaholibertycaucus.org/portal/
Time: 6:00 pm PST
Place: 1912 Center
412 E. 3rd Street
Moscow, ID 83843

Wed., Oct. 8th, 2014
Web Site: www.912ProjectIdaho.com
Event: 912 Project of Idaho — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: American Legion Post 113, Veterans Bldg.
22 W. Broadway Ave
Meridian, ID 83642

Thurs., Oct. 9th, 2014
Event: Mini-Cassia Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: King Fine Arts Center
1 Bobcat Blvd.
Burley, ID 83318

Sat., Oct. 11th, 2014
Web Site: http://adacountyteaparty.org/
Event: Ada County Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Star, ID

Sun., Oct. 12th, 2014
Web Site: www.eliserichmond.com
Event: The Elise Richmond Show – KNEWS 94.3FM — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 9:20 am PST
Place: CA

Mon., Oct. 13th, 2014
Event: Arizona Red Mountain Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.arizonapatriot.com/
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: East Valley High School
7420 E. Main street
Mesa, AZ 85207

Tues., Oct. 14th, 2014
Event: Remember 1986 Coalition — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Wed., Oct. 15th, 2014
Event: Grassroots Glendale Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: 6:00 pm MST
Place: Brand New Church
1827 W. Grovers Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Thurs., Oct. 16th, 2014
Event: St. George Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: St. George, UT

Sat., Oct. 18th, 2014
Event: Pahrump Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Pahrump, NV

Mon., Oct. 20th, 2014
Event: Virgin Valley Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Mesquite, NV

Sat., Oct. 25th, 2014
Event: Ramona Tea Party Forum — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.ramonatead.com/
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Ramona Mainstage Theater
626 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

Mon., Oct. 27th, 2014
Event: Island County Republican Party & Sno-Isle Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Everett, WA

Thurs., Oct. 30th, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Yelm, WA

Fri., Oct. 31st, 2014
Event: Tacoma Narrows Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Gig Harbor, WA

November

Sat., Nov. 1st, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Vancouver, WA

More to come…


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The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results — 09/19/14
September 19, 2014 – 10:49 am EST | No Comment

The Watcher’s Council


Jon McNaughton: Liberalism Is A Disease — Worse Than Ebola

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Adolf Hitler

“There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool” – Plato

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This weeks’ winning entry, The Independent Sentinel’sAnti-Americanism, Marxism, Porn, Pedophilia Now Available in the Classroom, does a great job in exposing h the organized mind rape and indoctrination of America’s children in the public schools by the implementation of the Common Core program. Here’s a slice:

Did you know that ‘our bodies, being products of eating, are immoral by essence’, and ‘consumption not only bites the world but lessens the leftovers for everyone else’? [...] “procreation has become an unintentional act of aggression against the fellow multitudes already cramming the planet.”

~ from The American Experience, a propagandized high school literature text

Leftist revisionist history is seen through a negative, bleak, self-flagellating prism and it is now permeating our schools thanks to Common Core.

Periodically, I post an article about one of the texts or supplementary materials being used under Common Core that promote propaganda, and anti-American ideas. America Now is one such book.

America Now by Robert Atwan is a book of essays from recent periodicals, which is being used in AP English classrooms in numerous high schools and in undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It is Common Core aligned. It is typical of the type of indoctrination that is becoming part and parcel of the Core. It has less to do with English than it has to do with perpetuating the leftist vision of America – the new America, America Now!

America now is an America that abandons traditional America and takes up a new, improved Leftist America. Common core is the vehicle by which this new America can be rapidly and widely spread.

Parading around as English literature, it is simply leftist propaganda. The theme capitalism is evil runs throughout.

Big Government and government agencies are extolled. The rich are demonized, Southern people are demeaned, man is described as too costly, man is an agent of destruction on earth, and illegal immigration is promoted.

Happiness is something to be attained by adapting to the Marxist perspective.

A telling quote from the book: “One cure–for those who feel that their pursuit of happiness has been sent on a long detour through the labor camps of American and international capitalism–is the institution of a government department that has as its only priority the happiness of all Americans.”

Another article, on the sticky post on our front page, deals with yet another vile, unAmerican book called The American Experience.

A Tea Party leader, Becky Gerritson, who testified before Congress last year and who told Congress “they had forgotten their place,” testified before an Alabama Senate Education Committee in support of a bill to allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core.

Her testimony concentrated on the widely-used literature text, The American Experience: 1900-Present by Prentice Hall. It is Common Core aligned. When she read one paragraph from a recommended novel that was incorporated into the book, it was so pornographic even the senators wouldn’t listen to it. She reminded them that this is being taught to 16 and 17 year olds.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sharyl Atkisson in The Daily Signal with Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review, submitted by Joshuapundit. Ms. Atkisson, an award winning reporter, reveals via a former State Department functionary how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her people were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Colossus of Rhodey was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Ukraine Pleads for Help, as GOP Backs Obama’s Dangerous Syria Policy
September 19, 2014 – 9:39 am EST | One Comment

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

On the same day the Select Committee on Benghazi began hearings into the lessons of that terrorist attack, the House Republican leadership ignored one of those lessons by introducing and passing legislation to fund so-called “moderate” Islamic rebels in Syria who have terrorist ties.

The fateful decision means that the Republican Party has embraced a Democratic President’s plan to intervene in another civil war in the Middle East that could replicate the Benghazi fiasco, which resulted in four Americans being killed.

On a political level, it takes away one of the best issues the Republicans had going for them as the November elections approach—Obama’s mismanagement of foreign affairs that has resulted in a far more dangerous world.

Republican Senate candidates such as Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) and Joni Ernst (IA) risk losing the support of conservative voters by embracing Obama’s failed strategy.

Four Americans were killed in Benghazi when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration refused to make the necessary decisions to safeguard their security, or to rescue them when they came under attack.

On another and equally important level, former CIA officer Clare Lopez has argued that Benghazi resulted from the Obama administration switching sides in the war on terrorism, when U.S. leadership “decided to facilitate the provision of weapons to jihadist militias known to be affiliated with al-Qa’eda and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to bring down a brutal dictator who also just happened to be a U.S. ally in the GWOT [Global War on Terrorism] at the time.”

That dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, was deposed and killed, but Libya is still in turmoil today. Conferences held by the AIM Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi have demonstrated that there were clear alternatives to get rid of Gadhafi besides supporting Islamist terrorist groups.

In the Syria case, we have been bombarded with stories that Obama is planning to support “moderate” rebels. But Libya showed that radical Jihadists were among those getting U.S. support.

A spokesman for Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said she “is open to further arming those who can help us defeat ISIL [the Islamic State] on the ground, including Iraqi Kurds and some moderate Syrian rebels, if we are able to better ensure those arms don’t end up in the hands of those that will threaten American interests or personnel.”

But that is a big “if.” The case of Libya demonstrates that the administration can’t be trusted on this issue.

The legislation passed by the House on Wednesday in a 272-156 vote requires that members of the “Syrian opposition” getting U.S. support be “appropriately vetted” by the Department of Defense. The term “appropriately vetted” is defined in the legislation as “assessments of such elements, groups, and individuals for associations with terrorist groups, Shia militias aligned with or supporting the Government of Syria, and groups associated with the Government of Iran. Such groups include, but are not limited to, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jabhat al Nusrah, Ahrar al Sham, other al-Qaeda 25 related groups, and Hezbollah.”

It is not clear how these associations with terrorist groups would be determined and by whom. Even giving the administration the benefit of the doubt that they tried to do this in Libya, the process clearly failed.

In total, 71 Republicans and 85 Democrats voted against the legislation. But it passed because of support from the House Republican leadership. The approval came in a “yes” vote on an amendment introduced by Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former Major in the Marine Corps, said, “Arming Islamists to fight other Islamists is not a winning strategy.” On the other hand, Iraq war veteran Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK) voted yes, while his opponent in the Senate race, Senator Mark Pryor, said, “Our friends today could be our enemies tomorrow.” In fact, Pryor tried to strip the funds for the Syrian “opposition” from a spending bill for the Department of Defense.

On the promise of “vetting” the opposition, he said, “I’m concerned they will be empty promises. You can’t find any examples in the Middle East in recent years where this has actually happened.” He went on to note that many of the weapons now being used by the Islamic State were originally supplied to the Iraqi Army, and they fell into the wrong hands.

As a result, the Democrat Pryor comes down on the right side of this issue, in a tight contest.

Acting as a loyal soldier of the House Republican Leadership, Rep. Cotton voted yes while trying to confuse people about the nature of the vote, saying that he was merely attempting to “combat the threat” posed by ISIS. The legislation did much more than that.

It must be emphasized that the issue is not about fighting ISIS with air strikes, which have been going on for weeks, but rather about arming elements of the so-called Syrian rebels, whose main goal is the overthrow of the Russian-backed Assad regime. Obama wants them trained to fight ISIS, just as he said he wanted the Libyan rebels to fight Gadhafi. They turned on America and killed four of our people.

Clearly, Obama’s reckless proposal for direct military intervention in the civil war in Syria has thrown the Republican Party into turmoil. Perhaps this was intentional.

Meanwhile, in a clear-cut case of freedom versus tyranny, where the two sides are clearly defined, the Obama administration has failed to support the people of Ukraine, who are resisting a Russian invasion, with defensive weapons.

In the face of Obama’s appeasement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress on Thursday to appeal for U.S. support. Members of Congress applauded his remarks, but there has been no rush to force Obama to do the right thing in this case. Instead, we are going back into the Middle East, into Syria, where the anti-American Islamists dominate the opposition.

It is apparent that the Russian regime, which is operating through front organizations such as the U.S.-Russia Forum, have managed to thwart effective Congressional action on behalf of the brave people of Ukraine.

Some American conservatives are themselves confused about the stakes and seem to have embraced the idea that business with Russia trumps the threat of Russian aggression. Christian conservative activist William Murray, a participant in the recent U.S.-Russia Forum, and another one like it in Moscow, titled “Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S.-Russia Relations,” is quoted in an article published by the conservative website WorldNetDaily that the U.S. should cooperate with Putin’s Russia in part because of the business deals that can be made. The article notes that Russian engineers are working for the Boeing company, as if this was a positive development.

Putting Ukraine’s struggle on the back burner, the Republicans have now embraced Obama’s controversial policy of interfering in Syria’s civil war despite video evidence that a former top leader of one of the Syrian “opposition” groups has stood shoulder to shoulder with the terrorists Obama claims to be against.

John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism points to a video of former Free Syrian Army Colonel Abdel al-Aqidi discussing his close cooperation with ?the Islamic State, also known as ?ISIS or ISIL, in 2013.

The Free Syrian Army is usually described as a “moderate” group.

The video includes these exchanges:

Q: How is your relationship with the ISIL?

Aqidi: It is good. My relationship with the brothers in ISIL is good.

Q: Do you communicate with them?

Aqidi: Yes, of course. I communicate almost daily with brothers in ISIL to settle these disputes and issues. The issues are being overinflated by the media. There’s a lot of spotlight being put on the issue of ISIL..that they are takfiris, etc. Perhaps it’s individual mistakes; however, when we sit down together with their leaders, they don’t have this ideology.

Another part of the video shows Aqidi standing next to an Islamic State fighter named Abu Jandal, saying, “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Praise be to Allah. We thank everyone. We thank Allah and we bring good news to our people in Syria and to our Muslim people in all the world that Allah has been generous with us during this blessed month (Ramadan) with this great victory, after we achieved victory in Khan al-Assal and now in Menagh military airbase, which got liberated at the hands of these heroes. Allahu akbar and praise be to Allah. Our brother, Abu Jandal.”

Abu Jandal says, “In the name of Allah, and prayer and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. We praise Allah for this victory. The factions from several brigades, among them are the heroes of the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL). The Menagh military airbase was conquered. Our joy was also fulfilled, through Allah, with this victory.”

How will the Obama-Republican “vetting” policy get around these curious and damaging terrorist ties?

And how can the Republicans educate the public about the lessons of Benghazi when the same policy that resulted in those deaths and that disaster are being repeated in front of our eyes?

A silver lining can be found in the decision by the House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to vote against the Syria amendment, meaning that he is maintaining his own personal credibility as his investigations go forward. Perhaps he can now convince his fellow Republicans that they are pursuing a dangerous course by giving Obama a blank check in another war that can only make the world even more dangerous than it is now.


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The Watcher’s Council Weasel Of The Week!! – 09/18/14
September 18, 2014 – 9:05 am EST | 2 Comments

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Fanfare!! It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This weeks’ nominees were all certainly deserving, but one stood out this week as the overwhelming winner..

Yes, it’s Maxine ‘No Justice, No Peace’ Waters, Democrat Congresswoman from Crazyfornia!

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The Independent Sentinel: For telling the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County that Sharia Law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and for telling them that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.

So much for free speech and the right to dissent.

While Ms. Waters certainly deserves the award for this bit o’ bigotry, (can you imagine how she’d look in a burka and niquab) this is really something of a career achievement award.

She represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, which is centered in South Central Los Angeles and includes Inglewood, Hawthorne and parts of Carson and Torrance (shsssh! She doesn’t live in the District, but in upscale Hancock Park).

She got her nickname from leading chants during the 1992 Rodney King riots, which she insisted should be called a ‘rebellion’ rather than a riot. She described the violence in which 58 people were killed as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice.” And speaking of injustice, when she was asked about the widespread looting of Korean-owned businesses, she shrugged it off, saying: “There were mothers who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes… They are not crooks.”

Ms. Waters also has a fond spot in her heart for commie dictator Fidel Castro, whom she thanked for – wait for it – providing help to those who needed to “flee political persecution.”

I have a feeling Congresswoman Waters never toured Fidel’s gulag on the Isle of Pines.

One of the people she was referring to was black ‘activist’ Assata Shakur, and in 1998, Waters wrote a letter to Fidel Castro asking him not to extradite Shakur. This was in spite of the fact that Shakur is an escaped convicted murderer, a former member of the Black Panther Party and The Black Liberation Army, and is classified by the FBI, with good reason, as a domestic terrorist.

On the other hand, you can’t say she’s not consistent. As a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, she put major pressure on President Clinton in 1999 to ship 6-year-old Elian Gonzales back to Castro’s Cuba.

Economics? Of course! Remember this?

“This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

Hey, socialism and ‘justified’ theft is good when it comes to whitey and them Ko-reans, right! And do I have to tell you she favors reparations for slavery and co-authored a bill to mandate it with Senator John Conyers (D-MI)? Or that she was a major force in helping to KO any oversight of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae when the Bush Administration attempted to institute it?

Of course, let’s not get the wrong idea. Ms. Waters is actually pretty savvy when it comes to finance. Her own, at least.

Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich wrote a major piece in the LA Times in 2004 to the effect that Maxine Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had direct influence over because of her position in Congress. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business and that her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters reply? “They do their business and I do mine.”

Oh, indeed she does!

She also holds the distinction of being named one of the 14 most corrupt members of Congress by Business Insider in 2011. Considering whom else was in Congress at that time, this was and is a major achievement. She’s a superstar.

F’rinstence, back in September of 2008, Waters lobbied for TARP funds for OneUnited Bank, because she claimed it was part of an association of minority controlled banks. This happened when she was on the Financial Services Committee and had a voice in determining where TARP funds would go.

Waters’ husband Sidney Williams just happened to have been a board member of OneUnited and was, and still is, a stockholder.

Part of her lobbying efforts involved arranging personal meetings with her husband and Treasury Department officials without ever disclosing her personal financial interest. OneUnited ended up with a healthy taxpayer bailout of $12 million.

Then Waters was brought up on Ethics charges, largely because another part of her lobbying involved Chairperson Barney Frank and he needed to cover his own capacious behind.

Having a choice between a trial in the House or pleading guilty, Waters was savvy enough to choose a ‘trial’ knowing that (a) after seeing the wrist slap her fellow BCC compadre Charley Rangel got for doing far worse, even if she was found guilty it wouldn’t amount to much and (b) the Democrat dominated House wasn’t going to push too hard to prove charges against a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus and they would likely stonewall and drop the charges before the newly elected GOP house was seated in January of 2011.

Which is exactly what happened.

For racism, outsize nastiness, hypocrisy and sheer grasping corruption, Maxine Waters richly deserves her Golden Weasel. She’s literally one of the best weasels to be found in the parasitical halls of government. Accept it and all that goes with it, Congresswoman.

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – War? What War? Edition – 09/18/14
September 18, 2014 – 8:44 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration [...]

More Evidence of Benghazi Cover-Up
September 16, 2014 – 9:58 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media This past weekend, the media were doing their usual swooning over Hillary Clinton, as she returned to Iowa to check that box off in her quest for the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016. But a story that broke this morning stands as a real test to [...]

Anti-NSA Writer Featured at Soros-Koch Event
September 16, 2014 – 9:42 am EST | No Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media In a case of politics makes strange bedfellows, organizations funded by four billionaires on the left and right are uniting to put on a major conference at Columbia University calling for the end to the war on terrorism, and the legalization of dangerous drugs. The featured speaker is writer [...]

The Watcher’s Council Weasel Of The Week Nominations!! – 09/16/14
September 16, 2014 – 9:19 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’, where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the [...]

Forum: What Was Your Opinion Of President Obama’s Speech On ISIS?
September 15, 2014 – 10:54 am EST | 2 Comments
President Obama Addresses The Nation To Outline Strategy On ISIS

The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question:What Was Your Opinion Of President Obama’s Speech On ISIS? Bookworm Room: I analyzed the speech at boring [...]

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 09/12/14
September 12, 2014 – 10:24 am EST | No Comment
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas claps before speaking at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the site for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston

The Watcher’s Council U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas claps before speaking at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the site for the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston. Cruz: Those Who Hate Israel, Also Hate America Of politicians and moral courage Did you know? — Because none of [...]

The Unvetted, the Compromised, and the Blackmailed
September 12, 2014 – 8:13 am EST | No Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media The administration that failed to adequately “vet” Edward Snowden is saying that it has “vetted” rebels in Syria for U.S. support. “We have a Free Syrian Army and a moderate opposition that we have steadily been working with that we have vetted,” Obama told “Meet the Press” last Sunday. [...]

Cruz: Those Who Hate Israel, Also Hate America
September 11, 2014 – 1:57 pm EST | One Comment
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By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Senator Ted Cruz speaking at the In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner. I have seen a great number of despicable displays of bigotry, racism and sheer hatred towards Jews, Christians and Conservatives… especially in the last few years since Obama took office. But this just takes the cake and [...]

This Week’s Weasel Of The Week!! — 09/11/14
September 11, 2014 – 9:43 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!! Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we [...]

9/11 Anniversary Brings New Revelations, New Investigations
September 11, 2014 – 8:29 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media September 11th will always be a somber date in American history. It has been 13 years since al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, murdering nearly 3,000 people. It has been two years since the tragic deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya after the attacks [...]

Trevor Loudon Tonight on TV
September 10, 2014 – 2:45 pm EST | No Comment
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Cliff Kincaid President. America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org www.noglobaltaxes.org www.religiousleftexposed.com www.sorosfiles.com www.leninandsharia.com Dear Friend of America’s Survival: You can watch President Obama tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern if you would like. Or you can watch our good friend Trevor Loudon on America’s Survival TV on Roku.Trevor is on a nationwide speaking tour of the United States [...]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Obama Balloon Edition
September 10, 2014 – 8:41 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Floating above reality and full of hot air… Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written [...]

Media Fret Over the Dangerous World They Helped Create
September 10, 2014 – 5:28 am EST | One Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media How did the Islamic State go from being a jayvee team to an imminent threat to America in just a short time? The headline in last Friday’s Washington Times said it all: “Islamic State using leaked Snowden info to evade U.S. intelligence.” Rowan Scarborough points the finger at former [...]

Weasel Of The Week Nominations!!! — 09/09/14
September 9, 2014 – 8:57 am EST | One Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’ , where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of [...]

President Obama’s Credibility Is in Short Supply
September 9, 2014 – 8:44 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media President Barack Obama has consistently deceived the American people when called out on statements that he’s made in the past, but the media have not consistently reported on these often farcical inconsistencies. However, the President’s recent “evolution” regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni militant [...]

Fox News’ Special Re-ignites the Benghazi Scandal
September 8, 2014 – 10:48 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Fox News aired new revelations this weekend in its documentary based on the forthcoming book, 13 Hours in Benghazi, but the left is not interested in what it calls old news. Benghazi is a “phony scandal,” right? In fact, the left is on the defensive about this story, and [...]

Forum: How Would You Explain The Persistence Of Anti-Semitism?
September 8, 2014 – 9:54 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: How Would You Explain The Persistence Of Anti-Semitism? Robert Avrech, Seraphic Secret: The Jewish people introduced monotheism [...]

Cuba Trolls America’s Left for Spies
September 7, 2014 – 12:04 pm EST | 3 Comments
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By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net In the fertile, Marxist hellholes that are now our universities, the Cubans are recruiting with zeal. They are pulling in American spies from the Left using a variety of enticements – chief among them… sexual entrapment. It’s easy to entrap and force compliance from somebody who has sins to hide and [...]

Scientists predicting 100,000 or more Ebola deaths
September 5, 2014 – 11:49 am EST | No Comment
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By: James Simpson DC Independent Examiner A recent report in Science magazine has made the scary prediction that as many as 100,000 people worldwide could be infected with the Ebola virus in the coming months. Northeastern Universty physicist Alessandro Vespignani hopes his prediction does not come to pass, however, based on the virus’s spread, he [...]

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 09/05/14
September 5, 2014 – 11:17 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Fore-ward!!! The People’s Cube: Raising awareness, one drop at a time. The ISIS Bucket Challenge: a life-saving activity involving dumping buckets of piss on the heads of Western pacifists with “Coexist” bumper stickers to raise their awareness about them actually having those heads, at least until ISIS shows up and chops them [...]

Benghazi Investigation Heats Up with New Books, Hearings and a Documentary
September 5, 2014 – 8:57 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media With the anniversary of September 11, 2001 coming up next week, the left is lining up to undermine various and ongoing efforts to get to the truth about what led to the events of September 11, 2012. The latter terrorist attack took place two months before a presidential election. [...]

This Weeks’ Weasel Of The Week!!! – 09/04/14
September 4, 2014 – 5:53 am EST | One Comment
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The Watcher’s Council It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!! Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we [...]

Cold War History Recovered — M. Stanton Evans
September 4, 2014 – 5:41 am EST | No Comment
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By: Brent Parrish The Right Planet This is a great discussion with journalist and author M. Stanton Evans who wrote the book Blacklisted by History, which examines the history of the McCarthy hearings, and the infiltration of known communists into the highest levels of the U.S. government. I often plug the book because I have [...]

Obama Betrays Freedom Fighters in Ukraine
September 4, 2014 – 4:45 am EST | No Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media Gordon Chang pointed out on CNN that President Obama’s statement in Estonia that there is no military solution in Ukraine means that Vladimir Putin has a green light to continue his aggression there. No “military solution,” from Obama’s point of view, means that the U.S. will not support the [...]

Who Is Alger Hiss?
September 3, 2014 – 2:52 pm EST | No Comment
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By: Brent Parrish The Right Planet Alger Hiss’ mugshot after his conviction for perjury. Although Alger Hiss was not convicted of being a Soviet spy, due to the Statute of Limitations running out on the original charge, Hiss was still convicted for lying about it. There was quite a bit of traffic generated from a [...]

Guantanamo Remains a Dilemma for Obama and the Media
September 3, 2014 – 12:15 pm EST | No Comment
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By: Bethany Stotts Accuracy in Media Closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring its prisoners to other countries or to facilities within the United States has long been a goal of the left. A recent tactic has been to attack the costs associated with running Gitmo in the midst of government austerity measures. In a piece for [...]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Selfie Edition
September 3, 2014 – 10:59 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council There’s nothing like a scandal involving celebrities, especially female ones to take the public’s mind off far more serious matters, eh? Ordinarily I wouldn’t pay the least attention, but I admit that I find it a symptom of our age that fewer and fewer people ever want to take personal responsibility for [...]

The Watcher’s Council Weasel of The Week Nominations!!! – 09/02/14
September 2, 2014 – 12:11 pm EST | One Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’ feature, where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of [...]

Official Lies Mask Russian and Chinese Aggression
September 2, 2014 – 11:01 am EST | No Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media Even the liberal media couldn’t defend President Obama’s bizarre public statement about having no strategy to confront the Islamic State terrorist group. But many in the media went along with his failure to describe the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an invasion. Asked directly if he considered the “escalation [...]